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5 most heartbreaking hashtags of 2015

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Which hashtags brought out the most hugot this year?

Rallies after school student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute

May 22, 2015 - 12:34 PM

UPDATED Police have opened an inquiry into the death threats against the 17 year old student including 7 letters in total two of which contained bullets

One month after attacks, France struggles to find answers

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:15 PM

After the Paris attacks Islamophobia anti Semitism crippling inequalities apartheid like suburbs education suddenly long neglected societal problems are on everyone s lips in France

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available 10 January 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late 09 January 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

Post-attack Charlie Hebdo weekly circulation tops 7 million

Jan 24, 2015 - 8:06 AM

Printing of the magazine continues with distributor Messageries lyonnaises de presse still delivering copies to newsstands

'SURVIVORS' ISSUE.' A woman seeks out a copy of the special issue of the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo exposed in a newsstand in Lisbon, Portugal, January 16, 2015.  Miguel A. Lopes/EPA

Iran cities in big protests over Charlie Hebdo

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Death to France death to Israel death to Britain death to Charlie Hebdo the crowds chant in southern cities such as Qom and Isfahan carrying flags and placards in reverence to the prophet

PROTEST. Iranian worshippers demonstrate after the weekly Friday prayers on January 23, 2015 in Tehran to protest against a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that was published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an edition issued a week after 12 people were killed by Islamist gunmen at its Paris offices. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Afghanistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest draws 20,000

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The demonstrators burn French flags chant death slogans against France and demand Paris to apologize to Muslims

PROTEST. An Afghan demonstrator holds placards that read ‘Muhammad’ during a protest against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of French Embassy in Kabul on January 22, 2015. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP

West's defense of Charlie Hebdo worries moderate Asia Muslims

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:31 PM

The West s defense of Charlie Hebdo s right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia

A Malaysian Muslim man enters a Mosque during the Muslims fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 03 July 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Radical Islamists try to storm French center in Gaza

Jan 19, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The radical Islamists shout slogans in front of the closed French center in Gaza threatening the lives of staff over Charlie Hebdo cartoons: Leave Gaza you French or we will slaughter you by cutting your throats

SOLD OUT. A person shows the front page of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of a news stand in Lausanne, Switzerland, early 15, January 2015. Photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Access to French news sites blocked after hacking spate

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Access to several French news sites is blocked due to a technical problem at their web host that had security experts raising questions about possible Islamist hacking

JE SUIS CHARLIE. A man with a logo on his jacket that reads in French, "I am Charlie" and a pen in his mouth, stands with other during a rally in Lyon, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP

Free speech in spotlight after Paris attacks

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Pope Francis summed up the controversy when he said: To kill in the name of God is an absurdity

Pope Francis on a popemobile waves to Filipino well wishers at a street prior to his meeting with Filipino families at the MOA on January 16, 2015. Photo by Julienne Kristine Sison/EPA

AFP photographer shot at Pakistan Charlie Hebdo protest, in serious condition

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:46 PM

AFP photographer Asif Hassan is shot while covering an anti Charlie Hebdo protest by religious party activists outside the French Consulate in Karachi appears to be out of danger following surgery

AGAINST CHARLIE. Pakistani residents chant slogans against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest in Lahore on January 15, 2015. Photo by Arif Ali / AFP

Niger bans Charlie Hebdo over Mohammed cartoon

Jan 16, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Niger bans distribution of Charlie Hebdo in the mainly Muslim country with the government vehemently condemning the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in the latest issue of the French satirical weekly

Charlie Hebdo's next cover. Image courtesy Charlie Hebdo / Liberation

A confession to Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 10:30 PM

My sin is anger dear Pope

Afghan Taliban condemn Mohammed cartoons

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The Afghan Taliban says they strongly condemn this repugnant and inhumane action and consider its perpetrators those who allowed it and its supporters to be the enemies of humanity

GLOBAL GRIEF. Londoners hold a vigil for the dead of the Paris terror attack at Trafalgar Square. Three gunmen shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on 07 January. Some 8 journalists and two policemen were killed. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Charlie Hebdo survivors produce defiant edition a week after attack

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:26 AM

Al Azhar Sunni Islam s most prestigious center of learning warns that new cartoons would only serve to stir up hatred

OFF THE PRESS. Copies of the upcoming edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are stacked at a distribution centre in Nantes, France, January 13, 2015. Eddy Lemaistre/EPA

France victims buried as Charlie Hebdo hits back

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:07 PM

The coffins of the three police officers killed during the attacks are carried in a solemn ceremony attended by president Francois Hollande

FUNERAL. Relatives of Yoav Hattab, a victim of the attack on a kosher grocery store in Paris, gather for the start of the funeral ceremony in the city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, 13 January 2015.

'All is forgiven': Charlie Hebdo reveals cover of next issue

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:11 AM

The cover of Charlie Hebdo s first edition since the January 7 attack shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding up a Je suis Charlie sign under the words: All is forgiven

Charlie Hebdo's next cover. Image courtesy Charlie Hebdo / Liberation

Golden Globes 2015: Stars show support for 'Charlie Hebdo'

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Some stars in attendance carried JeSuisCharlie signs and wore pins to show support – plus there were also inspiring words said at the ceremony itself

France steps up security after blood-soaked week

Jan 12, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Nearly 5 000 police will guard Jewish schools and places of worship as 10 000 men are deployed to protect sensitive sites in the whole country

MANHUNT. Members of the French national police intervention group arrive at the police station in Charleville Mezieres in northeastern France following a deadly attack in Paris on the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, on January 7, 2014. Francois Lo Presti/AFP

1,400 from France have joined jihadis or 'want to go to Syria or Iraq'

Jan 12, 2015 - 9:17 PM

It is a massive jump in very little time says Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Pope slams 'deviant forms of religion' after Paris attacks

Jan 12, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Pope Francis: Religious fundamentalism even before it eliminates human beings by perpetrating horrendous killings eliminates God himself turning him into a mere ideological pretext

In this file photo, a cloud incense envelops Pope Francis as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peters Basilica, Vatican City, January 6, 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Worldwide marches in solidarity with France

Jan 12, 2015 - 12:14 AM

UPDATED From Berlin to Washington and Jerusalem to Beirut crowds wave French flags and sing France s national anthem La Marseillaise following the Islamist attacks that killed 17 people

People demonstrate during a silent march for peace and respect, in Gent on January 11, 2015. The march is organised in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists in Paris. AFP PHOTO/ BELGA / NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

Millions unite vs terrorism in historic French demos

Jan 11, 2015 - 11:24 PM

UPDATED Today Paris is the capital of the world French President Francois Hollande said The entire country will rise up

UNITED. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Jordan's Queen Rania, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the Unity rally “Marche Republicaine” on January 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

Hebdo and responsibility: Why scholars need more guts

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

To qualify one’s objection against a cold blooded murder by saying that Charlie Hebdo was racist is for people pleasers We who do not risk our lives to tell the truth owe our solidarity to those who do however disagreeable their approach may be

Employee hailed as hero at Paris supermarket siege

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The hostages – many of whom were Jewish customers of the store – hid in the cold storage for several hours and were saved thanks to a quick thinking Muslim immigrant working at the store

Crowds gather in Paris for march of defiance, sorrow

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED President Francois Hollande who will lead the tributes to the victims warns his shell shocked country not to drop its guard in the face of possible new attacks

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available 10 January 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late 09 January 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

Teen 'in shock' after wrongly linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

Jan 11, 2015 - 1:56 PM

I m in shock people said horrible and false things about me on social media even though I am a normal student who lives quietly with his parents

SOLIDARITY. A woman holding a cartoon pays tribute to the victims of the attack on the controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Turin, Italy, 08 January 2015. Alessandro di Marco/EPA

How French police cornered and killed jihadist attackers

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:24 AM

How police identified and pursued the jihadist gunmen who held the country in a three day grip of terror

TO SAFETY. French gendarmes stand by as children are evacuated from a school in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen, on January 9, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

French rally for attack victims on eve of Paris march of 'millions'

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The massive rallies are in tribute to the 17 victims of the three day killing spree and security forces are mapping out a major deployment to prevent violence

TRIBUTE. People bring flowers to pay tribute to the hostage victims in front of HyperCacher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes, a day after a gunman took hostages and opened fire, in eastern Paris, France, 10 January 2015. The gunman was said to be the same shooter who had killed a policewoman in southern Paris 08 January. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

France's most-wanted woman: Hayat Boumeddiene

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Although police say she was likely to have been in Turkey at the time of the killings she remains of great interest to investigators

This combination of images released on January 9, 2015 by the French police shows Hayat Boumeddiene (L) and Amedy Coulibaly (R), suspected of being involved in the killing of a policewoman in Montrouge on January 8. Coulibaly is also supected to have taken a hostage at a kosher grocery store on January 9, 2015. A police source told AFP Coulibaly was linked to two brothers who massacred 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Sources close to the investigation said shooting had erupted at Porte de Vincennes in the east of Paris on Friday afternoon. AFP PHOTO / FRENCH POLICE -- EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE -- MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / FRENCH POLICE" NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS -- DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Sports: From Paris to Perth, massacre victims remembered

Jan 10, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Players of the Stade Francais and Castres rugby teams sport T shirts with the slogan Je Suis Charlie and Washington Wizards French center Kevin Seraphin dons a Je Suis Charlie shirt as his NBA team warms up for a game

TRIBUTE. Stade Francais' players stand wearing shirts reading "Nous somme tous Charlie" (We are all Charlie) near a screen displaying the words "Je suis Charlie" during a minute of silence before the French Top 14 rugby union match between Stade Francais Paris and Castres. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

France taking 'all measures' to secure Charlie march Sunday

Jan 10, 2015 - 7:05 PM

A number of European leaders plan to make an extraordinary show of support for France by joining the mass rally in Paris on Sunday

Hunt on for gunman's girlfriend after siege ends

Jan 10, 2015 - 4:38 PM

French authorities pursue Hayat Boumeddiene who is said to be armed and dangerous

This combination of images released on January 9 by the French police shows Hayat Boumeddiene (L) and Amedy Coulibaly (R), suspected of being involved in the killing of a policewoman in Montrouge on January 8. AFP photo/French Police

#JeSuisCharlie tweeted more than 5 million times

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:20 PM

The hashtag has been tweeted 5 044 740 times with a peak of 6 300 tweets per minute

Paris hostages survived hidden in fridges, under sinks

Jan 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

One of them who remained undetected communicates with police via text message sending them tactical elements such as his location inside the premises

KILLED. Forensic police officers stand by the body of alleged hostage-taker Amedy Coulibaly lying on the pavement in front of the Hyper Casher supermarket after the police raided the store, in Paris, France on  January 9, 2015. EPA photo.

US warns of global 'terror' threat after French attacks

Jan 10, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Recent terrorist attacks serve as a reminder that US citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness says the State Department

CONDOLENCES. A woman leaves flowers for the victims of the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo outside the French Consulate in New York, New York, USA, 09 January 2015. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Freedom Wall: Rapplers speak out on Charlie Hebdo

Jan 10, 2015 - 9:21 AM

UPDATED This collection includes posts by our reporter writers social media producer and a cartoon contribution from a Hong Kong based freelance artist

Illustration by Martin Megino

Bloody end for twin hostage dramas in France

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:22 AM

4th UPDATE The dramatic climax to the two stand offs brought to an end more than 48 hours of fear and uncertainty in France

ATTACK. Members of the French police special forces launch the assault and evacuate the hostages at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015. Thomas Samson/AFP

Muslims fear backlash from France magazine attack

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:17 AM

And a debate still rages over whether France s millions of Muslims have been integrated in society or not

West facing mass casualty attack – UK spy chief

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Intelligence agencies need more powers including intercepting communications warns British spy agency MI5 head Andrew Parker

ONGOING THREAT. Armed gunmen face police officers near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, during an attack on the offices of the newspaper which left eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. Anne Gelbard/AFP

Iran's Rouhani condemns killing in name of Islam

Jan 09, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Without mentioning by name the Charlie Hebdo magazine Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slams as reprehensible violence and terrorism which provoke Islamophobia

‘OPEN ECONOMY.’ A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, shows him speaking during the opening ceremony of the economic conference in Tehran on January 4, 2015. Photo courtesy: Iranian presidency website/AFP

Twin terror standoffs grip France

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:24 PM

UPDATED The attacks come as it emerges the suspects in the deadly Charlie Hebdo attack have been on a US terror watch list for years ; British intelligence warns of other mass casualty attacks against the West

TO SAFETY. French gendarmes stand by as children are evacuated from a school in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen, on January 9, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Rappler artists: We raise our pens #JeSuisCharlie

Jan 09, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Artists of Rappler wield pens to depict the brutality of extremists

EDITORIAL: We are Charlie

Jan 09, 2015 - 6:21 PM

We stand not only with the brutally killed journalists of Charlie Hebdo but with Muslims around the world too threatened by extremists who make their lives more difficult each and every time attacks are made in the name of Islam

Mark Zuckerberg: Free speech forever on Facebook

Jan 09, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Mark Zuckerberg assures Facebook users that they will forever enjoy their right to freedom of speech after reflecting on JeSuisCharlie

Q & A. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, waves during a forum sponsored by Telmex Foundation in Mexico City, Mexico, 05 September 2014. File Photo Alex Cruz/EPA

Slain police officer inspires #JeSuisAhmed campaign

Jan 09, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Other social media users are choosing to use JeSuisAhmed – I am Ahmed in French – to remember Ahmed Merabet one of the slain police officers speculated to be Muslim

SOLIDARITY. A woman holding a cartoon pays tribute to the victims of the attack on the controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Turin, Italy, 08 January 2015. Alessandro di Marco/EPA

Fresh rallies worldwide for Paris attack victims

Jan 09, 2015 - 7:41 AM

In Paris thousands of people pack Republique square about a kilometer from the scene of Wednesday s massacre for a second night running

WE ARE CHARLIE. People hold signs during a demonstration to show solidarity for the victims of the attack on the offices of France's satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on the eve, in Montevideo, on January 8, 2015. Photo by Mario Goldman/AFP

'Charlie is not dead'

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:18 AM

In Paris the demonstrations are pro freedom and anti violence but not anti Muslim

France extends 'attack alert' level to region where suspects spotted

Jan 09, 2015 - 12:15 AM

France s prime minister extends the attack alert level to Picardy where the hunt for the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shooting continues

MEDIA ATTACK. French police officers guard the street next to the Charlie Hebdo headquarters after an attack left 12 dead on 07 January, in Paris, France, 08 January 2015. Ten journalists and two policemen were killed on 07 January in a terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Emotion – and pencils – outside Paris paper's blood-stained office

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Traditional mementos such as flowers candles and photos were deposited in front of the blood stained offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo

JE SUIS CHARLIE. A woman adds her floral tribute to others already in place outside the 'Charlie Hebdo' headquarters in central Paris 8th January 2015 - 24 hours after the massacre of 12 people by two armed gunmen. Dozens of people gathered outside the buiilding for a minute's silence. Three days of national mourning have been put in place by French President Francois Hollande following the attack EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT