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Jan 9, 2015
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Paris makes Charlie Hebdo ‘honorary citizen’ as support and subscriptions pour in

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(Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads “Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris” displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad.

Jan 9, 2015

Paris makes Charlie Hebdo “honorary citizen”, support pours in

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad.

French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said the government was ready to grant the struggling newspaper one million euros ($1.18 million) “so it can continue next week and the week after that and the week after that.”

Jan 8, 2015
Jan 8, 2015
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Attacked satirical French weekly to print a million copies next week

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(A man holds a placard which reads “I am Charlie” to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of the magazine. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

Undaunted by the gunning down of its leading cartoonists, the French weekly Charlie Hebdo plans to print a million copies next Wednesday, almost 30 times more than usual.

Jan 8, 2015
Jan 8, 2015
Jan 8, 2015
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Book Talk: Great Reformer biography links Pope Francis to Argentine roots

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(Pope Francis holds a baby during his weekly general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Who is Pope Francis? Where is he taking the Roman Catholic Church? What made him into the man we see today?

Jan 7, 2015
Jan 7, 2015
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Radical Islam a growing threat to sub-Saharan Christians – report

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(People pray near the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack during a memorial service at St. Theresa’s Church in Madalla, on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja, December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Radical Islamists were the main persecutors of Christians around the world last year, not only in the Middle East but increasingly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an annual survey monitoring religious freedom.

Jan 7, 2015