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Support for Paris floods in after deadly attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:18

Leaders from around the world voice their support for France in the wake of deadly attacks on the French capital, Paris. Natasha Howitt reports.

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Support from around the world has flooded in after scores of people were killed in deadly attacks in France's capital. Gunmen and bombers attacked various locations across Paris on what would otherwise have been a regular Friday evening in the much-loved European city. A shaken President Francois Hollande has called the deadly rampage an unprecedented terrorist attack. As the news spread across the world, leaders from Turkey, the U.S., Cuba, Iran, Australia, South Korea and many more came out to condemn the attacks, In China, an anchor on state television read out a statement on behalf of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said he was prepared to join France to "combat terrorism and protect the safety of all people" around the world. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called the attack an "inhuman crime". Come morning, the front pages of French newspapers are coloured black, and decry a "war in the heart" of their capital. President Hollande has closed all borders and declared a state of emergency. France is a founder member of the U.S.-led coalition waging air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq. It has been on high alert since another attack in January and ahead of a global climate conference due to open later this month.

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Support for Paris floods in after deadly attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:18