Highlights for Friday, Nov. 20
One week later: Paris mourns
Thousands of Parisians have turned out to pay tribute to those killed in last week's attacks.
Some lit candles and sang. Some danced in the street. Others held hands in silent contemplation at the Place de la Republique, which has become a central commemoration site for the victims of the Nov. 13 massacre.
The scene was repeated at the cafes and the concert hall where most of the 130 people who died lost their lives.
The attacks, claimed by militants from the Islamic State group, started shortly before 9.20 p.m. on Nov. 13 as Parisians enjoyed a Friday night out.
Dead woman in Wednesday raid wasn't a suicide bomber
The Paris prosecutor's office says a woman killed during a police raid in a Paris suburb did not blow herself up as police had previously thought.
Wednesday's raid on an apartment in Saint-Denis resulted in a seven-hour siege that ended with three people killed, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected architect of Friday's devastating attacks in Paris, and Hasna Aitboulahcen, the 26-year-old daughter of a Moroccan immigrant.
The Paris prosecutor's office said Wednesday that investigators believed a woman had blown herself up in the siege. Police officials later said the woman was Aitboulahcen and she was believed to have detonated a vest. On Friday, prosecutors confirmed Aitboulahcen was killed in the police raid but said she was not a suicide bomber.
A third person killed in the Saint-Denis raid remains unidentified.
Turkish imams speak out against ISIS
Imams in mosques across Turkey have spoken out against Islamic State group in sermons read during traditional Friday prayers.
The sermon prepared by the government's Religious Affairs Directorate and read in all mosques, said recent IS attacks in Paris, Ankara, Beirut and Baghdad had not just killed innocent people but also ``Islam's holy values.''
It called the extremists ``murderous gangs hiding behind religion'' and likened them to invading ``Mongols'' or ``Crusaders.''
The sermon was read in some 80,000 mosques in Turkey and 2,000 Turkish mosques abroad.
It came a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslim nations to stand united against the extremist groups, including IS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, that he said were tarnishing Islam.
French Senate votes to extend state of emergency for 3 months.
AP: Death toll rises to 130
Prime Minister Manuel Valls says one more person has died as the result of last week's attacks in Paris, raising the total to 130. Valls made the announcement Friday in a speech to the Senate, which is expected to approve a three-month extension to France's state of emergency. The count does not include any of the attackers who died.
AP: Third body found at scene of raid in Paris suburb
The Paris prosecutor's office says that a third body was found overnight in an apartment raided by police searching for suspects in last week's Paris attacks. The office said in a statement Friday that the body is that of a woman but her identity is unclear.
France seeks partners’ aid to stanch inflow of extremists
One week after coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State killed 130 people in Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and the other EU interior and justice ministers used an emergency meeting to push for the next steps to increase security and prevent more bloodshed.
"We have talked enough. We have to act. It's not an option, it's an obligation,'' said Luxembourg's domestic security minster, Etienne Schneider, who chaired the meeting in Brussels. Read more here.
Recovery just the beginning for the wounded in Paris
Simply by staying alive, hundreds of people wounded in the Paris attacks are defying the Islamic State extremists who sought to kill them. Yet that defiance comes at an enormous price. By the French health ministry’s most recent count, on Wednesday, 195 people were still hospitalized, three of them in critical condition and 41 in intensive care. Read more here.