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    Forensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency

    France Declares State of Emergency, Closes Borders Amid Paris 'Nightmare'

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    The French capital was rocked Friday night by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks perpetrated by suicide bombers and gunmen armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles; French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed the country's borders as the death toll continued to rise.

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    • 08:00

      Temporary Medical Centre Set up for Paris Attack victims

      Saturday morning victims and survivors of the attacks in Paris were taken to the ballroom of the 11th district's town hall, where a special facility has been set up.      

    • 07:50

      Police Cordon Still in Place at Cambodian Restaurant in Paris

      Police cordon at a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement in Paris, where one of the Friday attacks took place, has not been lifted, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Police continue their work at the site, which as about one kilometer away from the Bataclan concert hall. 

      Earlier, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported that police lifted the wide cordon around the Bataclan concert hall after a hostage situation at the club was resolved.

    • 07:39

      French President Francois Hollande discussed the Paris terrorist attacks with his US counterpart Barack Obama

      "The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism," the White House said in a statement.

    • 07:12

      Air France to Peform Planned Flights Despite Paris Attacks, Free Flight Changes Possible

      The carrier is offering free flight changes to passengers who are not willing to travel on November 13-15.

    • 06:58

      Eight Terrorists Killed in Paris Attacks

      Eight terrorists are dead after the Friday deadly attacks in Paris, which took the lives of over 150 people, BFM TV reports.

      Earlier reports said that 7 terrorists died. Three of them reportedly blew themselves up at the Bataclan music venue.

      Attackers held hostages at the concert hall, where around 100 people died on Friday.

    • 05:56

      San Francisco City Hall stands in solidarity with Paris

       

    • 05:50

      Prosecutor: Accomplices of Paris attackers may still be on the loose

      French police are hot on trial for accomplices of suspected in commiting terrorist attacks in Paris.

    • 05:43

      All attackers are believed to be dead

      Head of Paris police says that all attackers are believed to be dead.

    • 05:41

      Bataclan rock venue attackers blew themselves up with suicide belts

      Paris police say attackers at Paris rock venue blew themselves up with suicide belts as police approached.

    • 05:34

      CIA to remain silent for now on terrorist attacks in Paris

      The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is not going to release information at this time on Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, a CIA press officer told Sputnik.

      "Nothing to share at this time," the CIA press officer said on Friday night.

      A series to terrorist attacks took Place in the French capital on Friday, in which about 150 people were killed, according to media reports. The New York Police Department announced earlier that US law enforcement officers are assisting French police in the investigation into the terrorist attacks

    • 05:19

      Francois Hollande arrives at Bataclan theater

    • 05:11

      Canadian PM Trudeau: Paris attacks are deeply worrying, our hearts with our french cousisns

       

       

       

    • 04:41

      Paris medical workers volunteer in light of tragedy

      Paris hospital personnel are showing up to work "of their own accord," according to French media.

    • 04:34

      Four police officers killed during concert hall raid

      Four French police officers were killed during the hostage raid at the Bataclan theater, according to French media.

    • 04:32

      One witness describes an attacker's Syria comment

      One witness said that an attacker mentioned the French military's actions in Syria, according to AFP.

    • 04:27

      Paris prosecutor says 5 attackers may be dead across the city

      Three of those attackers were killed at the concert hall, sight of the hostage situation. An unknown number of attackers are still at large.

    • 04:20

      Moscow shows solidarity with Paris

       

    • 04:17

      France mobilized all available forces to "neutralize the terrorists"

      President Hollande said all available forces were mobilized in response to the attacks.

    • 04:15

      Eurostar offers full refund to any wishing to cancel Saturday rail trips

      While Eurostar will continue services on Saturday, it has offered free exchange for any who do not wish to travel following the attacks.

    • 04:11

      London shows solidarity with Paris

       

    • 04:07

      The lights of the Eiffel Tower have been turned off to honor the victims of the attacks

       

    • 04:03

      President Hollande promises a "remorseless response" to the attacks

      The president will meet with his defense council at 9am.

    • 03:56

      Witnesses describe what happened inside the concert hall

       

    • 03:55

      French media reports five terrorists killed across Paris

      Earlier, authorities said three terrorists had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall, scene of the hostage situation.

    • 03:54

      Belgium tightens security

      Belgium has imposed new checks along its French border, as well as on incoming air and rail services, according to a government spokesman.

    • 03:53

      Fans sing the French national anthem while evacuating stadium

       

    • 03:50

      American Airlines has canceled all flights to Paris

      Due to the security concerns, the airline has halted flights to the French capital until further notice.

    • 03:48

      French police guard the German border

       

    • 03:43

      New York City shows solidarity with Paris

    • 03:42

      Roughly 1,500 French soldiers being deployed to capital

      According to the French Interior Ministry, 1,500 soldiers are being deployed to Paris to address security concerns.

    • 03:40

      New concert hall death toll estimates

      Paris' deputy estimates that as many as 118 people were killed during the Bataclan hostage situation, as well as three of the attackers.

    • 03:32

      French authorities have closed schools and universities on Saturday, as well as public transportation

      According to Reuters, flights and rail services within the country will continue.

    • 03:28

      Victims receive aid

       

    • 03:25

      The world responds to the attacks

       

    • 03:23

      The Eiffel Tower has gone dark

       

    • 03:21

      President Holland en route to concert hall

      Following the end of the siege, the French president is currently on his way to the Bataclan theater.

    • 03:17

      As many as 100 dead in Bataclan attack

      French authorities estimate as many as 100 people killed in concert hall attack

    • 03:15

      A large fire has broken out in a refugee camp in Calais, France

       

    • 03:13

      In response to the attacks, Facebook has rolled out safety check-ins

       

    • 03:09

      Hollande to hold defense council meeting Saturday morning

      French President Hollande will hold an emergency meeting with his defense council at 9am, according to local media.

    • 03:06

      Germany stands behind France

       

    • 03:04

      In light of attacks, President Hollande cancels upcoming trip to Turkey

      French President Francois Hollande will no longer attend the upcoming G20 in Turkey due to security concerns, according to Agence France-Presse.

    • 02:59

      Early hostage death toll reports

      Media reports that between 15 and 20 hostages were killed inside the concert hall.

    • 02:58

      Eagles of Death Metal was playing a show at the Bataclan at the time of the crisis

       

    • 02:54

      BREAKING: Two terrorists have been killed, ending siege at Bataclan theater

      Two terrorists have been killed by French authorities, according to Reuters

    • 02:51

      French President Francois Hollande being evacuated from Stade de France earlier this evening

       

    • 02:50

      One of the Paris attackers reportedly in custody

      RIA News reports that one of the attacks has been apprehended.

    • 02:49

      Reporters on the scene of concert hall say many hostages have been rescued

      More hostages remain inside, however

    • 02:48

      French authorities confirm at least 7 separate attacks

      At least seven separate attacks have occurred across the French authorities.

    • 02:46

      Dozens have been killed in multiple shootings

       

    • 02:40

      Escaped hostages detail gruesome executions

      Hostages who have managed to escape the concert hall describe between 6 and 8 terrorists who executed people in cold blood, according to CNN.

    • 02:39

      Gunshots heard at the Bataclan

       

    • 02:33

      Military forces have been deployed

       

    • 02:32

      Local residents offering apartments for anyone looking to get off the streets

       

    • 02:31

      Police storm concert hall

      Local media reports that the police have just stormed the Bataclan theater where hostages are being held.

    • 02:29

      Explosions heard inside concert hall

      Five additional explosions have been reported inside the Bataclan theater, according to Reuters.

    • 02:28

      Automatic gunfire heard from outside Bataclan concert hall

      Witnesses describe hearing automatic gunfire inside the building where hostages are being held, as well "muffled" bangs.

    • 02:27

      US heightens security out of precaution

      Patrols have been enhanced outside of the US Capitol building, though there is no known threat.

    • 02:26

      Two hostages have escaped from the theater

       

    • 02:23

      Police respond to the hostage crisis

       

    • 02:18

      Reports that one explosion may have been a suicide attack

      French police have confirmed reports that there were two suicide attacks near the Paris stadium, as well as one bombing.

    • 02:17

      Hostages texting from inside of Bataclan, police are escorting individuals outside

      Hostages inside the building are saying that hostages are being killed one by one.

    • 02:14

      Sputnik's Kseniya Lukyanova is on the ground

      Sputnik France correspondent Kseniya Lukyanova spoke to witnesses who said they were having dinner in nearby restaurants and cafes when they started hearing gunfire.

    • 02:12

      Russia ready to offer assistance

      Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences and said that Russia was ready to assist in the investigation.

    • 02:11

      Paris curfew declared

      For the first time since the occupation, a curfew has been declared in the French capital.

    • 02:06

      French President Francois Hollande declares a state of emergency

      French borders have been closed and the military is patrolling the streets of the capital.

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