Paris attack: We are threatened because we are free, says Hollande

Paris, Jan 07 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that a shooting at the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine was a "terrorist attack". He added that France is in shock, in front of a terrorist attack and that the authorities were seeking those responsible. He further stated that France is being threatened because France is a free country. At least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene to take victims to medical attention. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. Jan 7, 2015

PM Modi condemns Paris attacks

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the attacks in Paris, also extending his condolences to the people of France. The Prime Minister took to twitter to express his views on the matter. "Condemnable and despicable attack in Paris . Our solidarity with people of France. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives," he wrote. Earlier in the day, gunmen entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. According to reports, 12 people, including two police officers were killed in the attack, with five others seriously wounded. Charlie Hebdo has reportedly been facing threats after it published a series of cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad. Jan 7, 2015

Cameron says Paris attack 'barbaric', says press freedom must be defended

London, Jan 07 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday condemned the barbaric attack on the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and said Britain stood with France in the fight against terror. According to the reports, at least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. Jan 7, 2015

12 feared dead in Paris shooting at Charlie Hebdo headquarters

Paris, Jan 07 (ANI): According to the reports, at least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene to take victims to medical attention. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. French President Francois Hollande arrived at the scene of a mass shooting which took place at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo. Hollande called the slayings a "terror attack", according to Prime Minister's office. Separately, the government said it was raising France's national security level to the highest notch. Jan 7, 2015

Leftist ideology remains irrelevant, has been rejected by the world, says Jaitley

Howrah, Jan 07 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that leftist ideology has been rejected by the world and that the ideology remains irrelevant. He added that BJP should make a mark for itself in West Bengal. He further said that TMC is troubled because CBI is unmasking their party leaders who had indulged in corruption. Jan 7, 2015

Sri Lankan leader faces election battle as war boost wanes

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse will face an unprecedented challenge from a newly galvanised opposition when he seeks re-election this week, five years after his crushing military victory over Tamil guerrillas. Duration: 00:54 Jan 7, 2015

French tetraplegic's nephew hopes court will allow euthanasia

The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on Wednesday whether tetraplegic Frenchman Vincent Lambert can be taken off life support. His nephew says he hopes the court will allow Lambert to die, rather than live 'like a vegetable'. Duration: 00:44 Jan 7, 2015

Lakhvi to remain in jail, says Pakistan SC; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan, Wednesday, overturned the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to suspend the detention of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Politicos in India have welcomed the decision. Jan 7, 2015