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LIVE: Paris Reels After Attacks

LIVE: Paris Reels After Attacks

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The French capital remains on lockdown after co-ordinated attacks during Friday evening left at least 129 people dead and 377 more injured. The news coming out of Paris is still developing but here's what we know so far: A total of six attacks took place in central and eastern areas of the city, the most deadly at the Bataclan Theatre where 89 people are confirmed to have died. At the five other sites victims were shot dead as they drank and dined in restaurants and bars. The terrorist group ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attacks; French President Francois Hollande responded by significantly intensifying airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria. A state of emergency has been declared in France and is expected to remain in place for a three-month period. This live blog

An Environmental Disaster With No Way Back

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Brazil's mining company collapses and a whole city disappears under mud. Words: Natalia Branco, Subeditor: Corey Armishaw   A dam holding mining waste has broken, unleashing massive environmental consequences in the estate of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The accident occurred on the 5 November and has been classified as the biggest environmental disaster the country has ever seen. The equivalent of 24 Olympic pools of mud has been spread through the district of Bento Rodrigues, killing 11 people. 12 others are missing and over 500 houses destroyed. The mining company, Samarco, has been fined $66 million; in an official statement  they declared they will release a total of $261 billion to cover all damages, including housing families and environmental recovery. Samarco was prohibited
In Pictures: London Stands With Paris Following Deadly Attacks

In Pictures: London Stands With Paris Following Deadly Attacks

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As London's landmarks lit up in blue, white and red, a vigil was held in Trafalgar Square on 14 November to honour those killed and wounded during the Paris terrorist attacks the day before. Thousands of Londoners fell silent and showed solidarity with France. The candlelight vigil, heavily covered by the police, was organised by two London-based Frenchmen: Théophile Rampal and Jean-Dominique Nguélé. Photos: Mariya Savova, Subeditor: Isabella Ellis                                            
The Paris Attacks: As It Happened In Tweets

The Paris Attacks: As It Happened In Tweets

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It is now confirmed there has been seven co-ordinated attacks across Paris. Including the deaths at the Bataclan theatre, the death toll has reached at least 129 across Paris. Words: Corey Armishaw Explosions were reported outside a bar, nearby the Stade De France, where the French national team were playing Germany. Viewers of the televised match claim to have heard the explosions in the background, with the commentators claiming to have felt the vibrations of the blasts. https://twitter.com/NoLaughingMata/status/665285979515830272 Hostages were held at concert venue, The Bataclan, leading to three assailants being killed after a police raid. Over 100 people were found dead inside. Latest: Military Plans in action right now: "The French red plan (plan rouge) is a French em
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