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No-one seems to want the bodies of French terrorists Amedy Coulibaly, Chérif Kouachi and Saïd Kouachi

Families of the gunmen have not made requests for burials

Ribaucourt station

Belgian police arrest drunk man who waved gun and shouted 'Allahu Akbar' on Brussels metro

The incident happened as anti-terror operations were carried out across the country

Gare de l’Est has been evacuated

Paris 'bomb threat': Gare de l’Est evacuated after suspicious package found

A police official has said the station has been closed 'as a precaution'

French pharmacists have reported an increase in requests for tranquilisers

French turn to tranquilisers in wake of Paris terror attacks

Health firms claim to have seen an almost 20 per cent rise in requests for drugs

Police investigate a shootout in a street in Verviers, Belgium

Belgium terror raids: Suspected jihadists shot dead wanted to launch attack on police as 'second Paris' averted

Kalashnikovs and bomb-making equipment was found with police uniforms

The bodies of the victims of a shelling attack on a bus near the Ukraine town of Volnovakha on Tuesday are laid out by the side of the Donetsk-Mariupol road

Ukraine crisis: Residents flee savagery of the battle for Donetsk's airport

Families returning to their homes are caught up again in renewed hostilities between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels

Aid workers Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli have been released

Italian hostages released: Two female aid workers in Syria freed by militants

Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli were taken in August while seeking to provide healthcare assistance in the embattled northern city of Aleppo

Catalan Prime Minister Artur Mas' announcement adds fresh fuel to the deeply divisive issue of independence

Catalan independence: PM Artur Mas criticised over decision to bring forward regional elections

The poll will be a substitute for last year's plans for an official referendum, but will mean Catalans voting three times in eight months

Monaco's government has failed to trademark its own name

Monaco government fails in attempt to trademark its own name at EU's General Court

The principality's rulers should not be too despondent, however, given that they already have many reliable income streams and can boast the highest per capita GDP in Europe

Police block a street in Vervier, eastern Belgium, following an anti terror operation. (EPA)

'Two dead' and explosions heard in Belgian counter-terrorism raid

Belgian media has reported that two people have died in the eastern town of Verviers

Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, outside east of Paris

Paris terror attacks: French broadcasting watchdog discusses 'reporting failures' which could have further endangered hostages

The meetings were held the same day as funerals for victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack

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Charlie Hebdo: France hit by 19,000 cyberattacks since Paris shootings in unprecedented hacking onslaught

Attacks have hit sites including French military regiments and pizza shops

Lassana Bathily, a Malian Muslim employee who helped Jewish shoppers hide in a cold storage room during the Paris supermarket attack on 9 January

Paris kosher supermarket hero Lassana Bathily 'to receive French citizenship' after saving hostages from gunman Amedy Coulibaly

A petition to recognise Bathily's actions has received more than 300,000 signatures

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square

Charlie Hebdo: Pope Francis says if you swear at my mother – or Islam – 'expect a punch'

The Pope made the comments in light of Prophet Mohamed cartoons

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during the parliamentary group meeting of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on January 13, 2015

Charlie Hebdo attack: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu compares Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris attackers

The Turkish premier said both had committed crimes against humanity

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