Standing before a joint session of parliament, French President Francois Hollande delivered a 21st century declaration of war - war against terrorists. He called for drastic tightening of security and extending the state of emergency at home.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the US remains "prepared to act" to end chemical attacks and "inhuman suffering" in Syria. She also circulated a draft UN ceasefire resolution to replace an earlier "failed" truce.
A Syrian national had attempted to kill at least 200 people, prosecutors said. The suspect tried to "create a climate of fear and uncertainty" by detonating explosives "in the midst of a large concentration of people."
Thousands of people have been fleeing the Syrian town of Afrin, as Turkish troops and opposition fighters move closer to completely encircling it. Troops have destroyed water and power stations that supply the town.
Three major German Muslim associations have demanded that politicians and media pay more attention to violence against mosques. They said the recent spate of arson attacks were an attack on society at large.
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