Gunmen have shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an apparent militant Islamist attack.
Four of the magazine’s well-known cartoonists, including its editor, were among those killed, as well as two police officers.
A major police operation is under way to find three gunmen who fled by car.
President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack “of exceptional barbarity”.
It is believed to be the deadliest attack in France since 1961, when right-wingers who wanted to keep Algeria French bombed a train, killing 28 people.
The masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car. They later abandoned the car in Rue de Meaux, northern Paris, where they hijacked a second car.
Witnesses said they heard the gunmen shouting “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad” and “God is Great” in Arabic (“Allahu Akbar”).
The number of attackers was initially reported to be two, but French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve later said security services were hunting three “criminals”. He said that Paris had been placed on the highest alert.
A Japanese student has allegedly been kidnapped and gang raped near the holiest site in Buddhism.
Five men have been arrested in relation to the assaults, which police in Kolkata said took place over more than a month from 23 November until the victim managed to escape.
The 22-year-old woman had been taken to Bodh Gaya, the most sacred site in Buddhism where Gautam Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment under a tree, by men posing as a tourist guides.
Pallav Kanti Ghosh, a Calcutta police commissioner, told BBC Hindi that two of the men – said to be brothers – had approached the victim at her hotel and said they would take her sight-seeing.
Women in India protest against rape and other attacks on women and girls in the country. “They took her to Digha [a beach resort in West Bengal] on 23 November,” he said. “There they sexually assaulted her and robbed her of 76,000 rupees [£1,200] using her ATM card.”
The woman was taken to Bodh Gaya, the holiest site of Buddhism and a major pilgrimage and tourist centre, where she was allegedly handed over to other gang
She was held captive and repeatedly assaulted for several weeks until she managed to flee on 26 September and reached Kolkata, where she contracted the Japanese consulate.
In late December she managed to reach the city of Varanasi from where she travelled to Kolkata, lodging a complaint via the Japanese consulate on 26 December.
The victim had been living in India while studying rural life.
Indian demonstrators hold candles in honour of a physiotherapy student who was gang-raped and murdered at a protest to mark the one year anniversary of her death in New Delhi on 29 December, 2013. Police reportedly believe that an organised gang is targeting female tourists travelling alone in the area.
Other foreign women targeted by gang-rapists include a Swiss cyclist assaulted in central India in 2013 and a Danish tourist attacked in Delhi a year ago.
In response to international outrage about a series of high-profile rape cases, India has doubled prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalised voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women for the first time.
The law also makes it a crime for officers to refuse to open cases when complaints are made.
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Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
Japanese were well known for their terrifying ghost movie, for example Ju-On and the Ring, these two movie make a hit because it will make you shit brick while watching it, but you wouldn’t believe it their urban legend more scarier than their movie, if you know this urban legend, you never want to be it that situation, so here some of the scariest japanese Urban legend
The Teke Teke (also known as Tek-Tek) is a Japanese urban legend about the ghost of a young woman, or school girl, who fell on a rail way line and was cut in half by the oncoming train. Now a vengeful spirit (Onryō), she carries a scythe or a saw and travels on either her hand or elbows, her dragging upper torso making a scratching or ‘teke teke’ sound. If she encounters anyone at night and the victim is not fast enough, she will slice them in half at the torso, mimicking her own disfigurement.
a)As a young school boy was walking home at night, he spotted a beautiful young girl standing by a windowsill resting on her elbows. They smiled at each other for a moment. The boy wondered what a girl was doing in an all-boys school, but before he could wonder more about the girl she jumped out of the window and revealed her lower half was missing. Frightened, he stood in the sidewalk, but before he could run she cut the boy in four.
b)A very similar urban legend concerns another girl, Kashima Reiko, who died on the train tracks and lost her legs. Kashima Reiko, appears to be an abbreviation of Kamen Shinin Ma (Mask, dead person demon). Kashima haunts bathroom stalls and will ask the occupant where her legs are. Answering incorrectly will result in having your legs ripped off. To save yourself, you must tell her that her legs are at the Meishin Railway and answer Kashima Reiko if she asks you who told you this. Sometimes she will ask you what her name is, which is a trick question. Answering “Kashima Reiko” will result in her attacking you. The correct answer is “Mask Death Demon,” derived from the meaning of her name. It is said that Kashimo Reiko will appear within a month after you hear the story.
2. The girl from the gap
The girl from the gap is a spirit living in gaps (between furnitures, doors or drawers) There are many gaps and cracks in the house. If one day you meet her gaze she will ask you to play hide and seek. The second time you see her eyes in a gap you will be taken to another dimension. (or to Hell)
Kuchisake-onna (“Slit-Mouthed Woman”) is a figure appearing in Japanese urban legends. She is a woman who was mutilated by her husband, and returns as amalicious spirit. When rumors of alleged sightings began spreading in 1979 around the Nagasaki Prefecture, it spread throughout Japan and caused panic in many towns. There are even reports of schools allowing children to go home only in groups escorted by teachers for safety, and of police increasing their patrols. Recent sightings include many reports in South Korea in the year 2004 about a woman wearing a red mask who was frequently seen chasing children, and, in October 2007, a coroner found some old records from the late 1970s about a woman who was chasing little children. She was then hit by a car, and died shortly after. Her mouth was ripped from ear to ear
According to the legend, children walking alone at night may encounter a woman wearing a surgical mask, which is not an unusual sight in Japan as people wear them to protect others from their colds or sickness.
The woman will stop the child and ask, “Am I pretty?” If the child answers no, the child is killed with a pair of scissors which the woman carries. If the child answers yes, the woman pulls away the mask, revealing that her mouth is slit from ear to ear, and asks “How about now?” If the child answers no, he/she will be cut in half. If the child answers yes, then she will slit his/her mouth like hers. It is impossible to run away from her, as she will simply reappear in front of the victim.
When the legend reappeared, the 1970s rumors of ways to escape also emerged. Some sources say she can also be confused by the victim answering her question with ambiguous answers, such as “You are average” or “So-so”. Unsure of what to do, she will give a person enough time to escape while she is lost in thought. Another escape route is to tell her one has a previous engagement; she will pardon her manners and excuse herself. In some variations of the tale, she can be distracted by fruit or candies thrown at her which she will then pick up, thus giving the victim a chance to run. She will also be at an advantage to run toward you if she has the chance.Another way is for the child to ask her if the child is pretty; she will get confused and leave.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.