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Arsonists Hit German Paper That Ran Charlie Cartoons

Cops in Hamburger have busted 2 men

(Newser) - Police in Germany have detained two men suspected of an arson attack early today against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo. The newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost said on its website the overnight arson attack destroyed several files in its archive, but didn't injure anyone. Hamburg... More »

Paris Gunman Linked to ISIS, 3rd Shooting

Amedy Coulibaly says 'what we are doing is completely legitimate'

(Newser) - A posthumous video emerged today of the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery pledging allegiance to Islamic State and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store. The SITE Intelligence Group said it had verified the video, which shows Amedy... More »

New York Times Editor Calls Critic 'A--hole' on Facebook

Over decision not to run Hebdo cartoons

(Newser) - As editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet surely takes a lot of grief from a lot of people, but this one clearly struck a nerve. As noted by JimRomenesko.com , it began when a journalism professor at USC Annenberg blasted the newspaper's decision not to run cartoons... More »

French Police Hunt Widow of Slain Terror Suspect

Hayat Boumeddiene may be an accomplice, say authorities

(Newser) - As police in France track down accomplices of the Kouachi brothers, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene is near the top of the list. She is the widow of Amedy Coulibaly, the hostage-taker at a kosher market in Paris who was killed in a police raid yesterday. The two were... More »

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed in Police Raid

Kouachi brothers dead; third hostage-taker killed in separate police raid elsewhere

(Newser) - The brothers sought in this week's deadly Paris massacre have been killed in a police raid, reports the BBC . Security forces launched an assault on the building where Said and Cherif Kouachi were holed up outside Paris and killed the pair while freeing the hostage they were holding. One... More »

Paris Suspects Cornered: 2 Hostage Situations

Brothers holed up in small town; separate hostage standoff unfolds in Paris

(Newser) - French security forces have swarmed a small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture—or, the country's interior minister says, "neutralize"—a pair of armed suspects in the storming of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo . The suspects are believed to be holed up in a... More »

'Executed' Paris Cop Mourned as Hero

Officer from Muslim family tried to stop gunmen

(Newser) - Ahmed Merabet was "slaughtered like a dog" in the street by the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, the police union says—but the slain officer is being mourned as a hero. The 40-year-old, who is believed to have been a Muslim, pulled out his weapon when he encountered the gunmen outside... More »

One Paris Suspect Was in TV Program on Extremism

Cherif Kouachi is seen rapping in 2005 documentary on French TV

(Newser) - They couldn't have known it at the time, but viewers of a French TV documentary on extremism in 2005 got a close look at one of the two suspects wanted in yesterday's carnage in Paris. Cherif Kouachi, now 32, appears as a "lanky young man" who, according... More »

Gunmen's Shout: 'Where Is Charb? Where Is Charb?'

Witnesses say assailants made sure to find editor of 'Charlie Hebdo'

(Newser) - Witness accounts are providing a more complete picture of yesterday's attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. It's clear that one of the attackers' main targets was editor Stephane Charbonnier, who had been leading a weekly meeting when the two assailants burst in.... More »

Maher: Millions of Muslims 'Applaud' Paris Attack

Maher says all religions 'stupid and dangerous' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

(Newser) - Bill Maher opened his mouth on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and added his ever-controversial two cents to the discussion of yesterday's deadly shooting at Charlie Hebdo . While "most Muslim people" wouldn't carry out such an attack, Maher said "hundreds of millions of them support an... More »

1 of 3 Paris Suspects Surrenders

7 arrests made as manhunt for Kouachi brothers continues

(Newser) - One of three suspects being hunted in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris has turned himself in to authorities more than 100 miles away near the border with Belgium, authorities in France say. A police spokeswoman says Hamyd Mourad, 18, went to a police station, "introduced himself, and... More »

Stewart Applauds Hebdo's 'Act of Courage'

Says no matter the outrage in discourse, satirists on 'Team Civilization'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart paid a touching homage on last night's Daily Show to the victims of yesterday's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, saying, "I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn't have to be … an act of... More »

Amid Manhunt, Paris Policewoman Shot Dead

It's not clear whether shooting related to Charlie Hebdo attack

(Newser) - Amid a huge manhunt for two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack , a policewoman has been shot dead in southern Paris. Heavily armed police have surrounded a building in the area, but it's not clear whether the incident is connected to the terrorist attack on the magazine, CNN reports.... More »

'I Am Charlie' Vigils Spread Worldwide

NYC crowd sings French national anthem

(Newser) - "Je Suis Charlie," read signs at silent vigils around the world as thousands of people gathered to express their horror and outrage at the terrorist attack on Paris satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Around 35,000 people gathered in Paris' Place de la Republique, with many leaving candles and... More »

2 Brothers, Third Man, ID'd as Suspects in Paris

One has a previous terror conviction

(Newser) - Authorities in France say they have identified, but not arrested, three suspects in today's murder of 12 people in Paris, reports AP . Two are brothers in their early 30s, identified as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, who reportedly live in Paris and are French citizens. (Witnesses say the attackers... More »

Slain Charlie Hebdo Editor in 2012: 'I'm Not Going to Hide'

Charb was added to al-Qaeda's most wanted list in 2013

(Newser) - Four beloved French cartoonists are among the dead in today's attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Among them: Editor Stephane Charbonnier, or Charb. BuzzFeed reports the 47-year-old has had police protection since 2011 and was two years later added to al-Qaeda's most wanted list.... More »

Gunmen Kill 12 at Paris Satirical Magazine

Masked men storm 'Charlie Hebdo' office, open fire

(Newser) - Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, per a police rep; the toll includes 10 journalists and two police officers. A witness to today's attack tells the iTele network that he saw two men armed with... More »

US Bashes $100K Bounty on Anti-Islam Filmmaker

'Inflammatory, inappropriate,' says official

(Newser) - A US official has called it "inflammatory and inappropriate" for a Pakistani minister to offer a $100,000 bounty for killing the filmmaker of Innocence of Muslims. Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, who made the offer, said he would pay the bounty out of his own pocket as protests... More »

Cartoon, Film Protests Break Out in Afghanistan

France will again close embassies in 20 countries

(Newser) - Small protests broke out in Afghanistan today over both the French nude Mohammed cartoons and the Innocence of Muslims. About 300 students in Kabul gathered to chant "death to France, death to America," the AFP reports, and hundreds more gathered nearby. The demonstrations were peaceful, however. Reaction to... More »

French Paper Publishes Nude Mohammed Cartoon

Paris shutters embassies in 20 countries

(Newser) - France is on lockdown today after a satirical French newspaper published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed—including at least one featuring the prophet naked, reports ABC News. Fearing reprisals, Paris has closed embassies in 20 countries, reports the Jerusalem Post . The caricatures in the cheeky weekly Charlie Hebdo make fun... More »

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