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Three tense days in France have come to an end, but not without tragedy, as five people were killed, including the gunman, and four were left critically wounded after a hostage drama in eastern Paris ended with a police assault on Friday, January 9, AFP reports.
Gunfire erupted as police stormed the Hypercasher supermarket, where at least one armed assailant had seized hostages in Porte de Vincennes on the edge of the city. It was not immediately clear if the casualties occurred during the assault or earlier in the siege, nor whether a second hostage-taker was among the dead.
In a separate incident, elite French police stormed a printworks, killing two brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo attack earlier this week. Explosions rocked a
A second hostage crisis is unfolding in Paris, French police announced to the media Friday afternoon: Two armed people, reportedly a man and woman, have taken hostages in a kosher grocery store in the French capital.
According to French media, one or two people have been shot and killed at the Hypercasher supermarket in Vincennes with a Kalashnikov-type rifle. At least five hostages have been taken.
"There are at least two dead, maybe more, but for the moment we don't know," a source told
Last week, CNN President Jeff Zucker told employees during a call-in at a news meeting, “We are going to do less and have to do with less.”
Zucker did not say out right that there are layoffs scheduled, but sources say Zucker is contemplating 500 cuts. He acknowledged that the move for CNN was “difficult”; CNN has been fighting an uphill battle to return to its former prominent top spot among the cable news networks.
After the call-in with Zucker, CEO of Turner Broadcasting, CNN’s parent
On December 1st, a figure in a black burqa, armed with an eight-inch knife, entered the upscale Boutik shopping mall located in Reem Island, the neighborhood where most of Abu Dhabi's 40,000 expatriates live. The black burqa'ed figure waited for more than an hour in a woman's toilet—then stabbed the first white blonde infidel American woman who came in to use the facilities six times until she was dead. Then, with the possible help of two other women, the mysterious black burqa'ed figure
Tragedy has struck the Jewish nation in a piercing blow, when on Monday evening, June 30th, Israeli authorities released for publication the news that IDF forces discovered the bodies of Naftali Frenkel, 16, from Nof Ayalon, Gilad Shaar, 16, from Talmon and Eyal Yifrach, 19 from Elad near the village of Halhul, a Hamas stronghold near Hevron. The three teens were abducted on June 12th, while hitchhiking home from yeshiva near Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion region. Both Naftali and Gilad