Paris attacks

Paris attacks: Bataclan reopens with Sting concert

The British singer told the audience, including survivors, that they had to honour the dead and celebrate life.

His concert is on the eve of the first anniversary of the co-ordinated attacks that left 130 people dead across Paris, culminating with the Bataclan massacre.

Sting will donate the proceeds from the show to two survivors' charities.

"We will not forget them," Sting said speaking in French, before starting his hour-long set shortly after 21:00 (20:00 GMT).

Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services

Various services should be merged into a single agency, the commission said.

Commission president Georges Fenech proposed a body similar to the US National Counter-Terrorism Centre.

The January and November attacks, which killed 147 people in all, prompted criticism of the security response.

"Faced with the threat of international terrorism we need to be much more ambitious... in terms of intelligence," said Mr Fenech.

Twitter, Facebook and Google 'aided Paris attacks'

Reynaldo Gonzalez is accusing Google, Facebook and Twitter of providing "material support" to extremists.

He alleges they "knowingly permitted" the so-called Islamic State group - referred to as "ISIS" in his legal action - to recruit, raise money and spread "extremist propaganda".

The companies said they had policies against extremist material.

Mr Gonzalez's daughter Nohemi was among the 130 people killed when extremists attacked Paris' Bataclan concert hall, bars, restaurants and the national football stadium in nearby Saint-Denis.

Carter’s heart goes out to victims but tragedy won’t affect his move

Carter is currently travelling around New Zealand promoting the launch of his new book Dan Carter: My Story, before joining Paris-based side Racing Metro next week on a lucrative deal reportedly worth about $3 million a season.

Entertainment industry modifies plans after Paris tragedy

On Friday, the Foo Fighters 

Paris attacks: Syrians in New Zealand fear backlash

Attackers opened fire and used explosive devices at seven locations across the French capital on Friday killing 129 people.

A Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen had the same details as a man who registered in Greece last month after crossing from Turkey with asylum seekers.

Madonna cries at concert, pays tribute to Paris

"This whole show is about celebrating life. And standing up for your rights. Fighting for what you believe in," she said. "It's been very hard for me to get through this show and not forget about what happened last night. So I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy. The tragic killings, assassinations and the senseless ending of precious life that occurred last night in Paris."

New Caledonians rally after Paris attacks

The mayor of Noumea, Sonia Lagarde, says all of France, be it the mainland or the overseas territories, is touched by the events.

 A state of heightened alert has been declared in the overseas territories, with security tightened at key points, such as airports and New Caledonia's nickel plants.