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Welby responds to Pope comments on mocking religion

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appeared to distance himself from the Pope's suggestion that people who mock religion should "expect a punch".

Speaking to ITV News, Most Rev Justin Welby said that he witnessed some "viciously" attacking the Church - including French magazine Charlie Hebdo - but added: "We live in a society where I may be offended but I'm not going to respond aggressively."

"We have to be robust about the way in which we are criticised and there have to be very clear limits as to what is acceptable," he added.

"Things that stir up hatred, things that stir up the despising of other people are things that are intolerable."

On Friday, Pope Francis criticised the French satirical magazine for publishing an image of the Prophet Mohammed, saying: "You can't insult the faith of others."

Charlie Hebdo gunmen 'buried in unmarked graves'

Brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi staged an attack on Charlie Hebdo Credit: RTV

The gunmen behind the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have reportedly been buried in unmarked graves amid tight security.

Cherif Kouachi was buried overnight in his hometown of Gennevilliers near Paris, an official from the local mayor's office told AFP while his brother and accomplice Said Kouachi was buried late on Friday in Reims.

Both brothers have been buried in unmarked graves to prevent them from becoming shrines for Islamists.

The pair attacked Charlie Hebdo on January 7, killing 12 people. They were killed by police two days later during a standoff at an industrial estate north of Paris.

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Copies of Charlie Hebdo in short supply after selling 7m

People queued up from 7am outside newsagents in France when the latest issue of the newspaper was published. Credit: PA

Copies of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo are in short supply after seven million were sold following the deaths of 10 of its journalists.

The front cover shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a Je Suis Charlie placard which has become a symbol for freedom of speech.

All copies sold out in France within minutes and some distributors in the UK have been unable to get copies due to such high demand.

The newspaper usually has a circulation of 60,000.

Religious leaders join forces to condemn Paris attacks

Senior religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions joined forces to present a united condemnation of last week's terror attacks in France.

An interfaith "unity gathering" was held at the Islamic Cultural Centre at Regents Park Mosque in London, with around 20 prominent religious figures attending after the attacks, which left 17 people dead.

Dr Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, told ITV News the massacre had "hurt and moved" everyone, and said the event had been organised to show such violence had "no place" in any faith.

He urged British Muslims to react with dignity after hundreds of copies of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, featuring a weeping Prophet Mohammed on the front, went on sale in the UK this morning.

We're at risk of doing the very thing the terrorists want us to do - divide our society.

Today I understand the English version of a Prophet Mohammed is being published.

Yes Muslims are no doubt hurt and offended by those depictions. But nothing offends us more than the insult, hurt and dishonour this attack has brought on our community and faith.

– Dr Shuja Shafi, Muslim Council of Britain

Hundreds pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo editor Charb

Hundreds of mourners have turned out to pay tribute to murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonist and editor-in-chief Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier.

Charb was one of 12 people gunned down when brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi stormed into the satirical magazine's offices in Paris last week.

Hundreds of mourners attended the service Credit: Reuters

The tribute service was held in Pontoise, near Paris, as services to remember those killed in the attacks continue.

A total of 17 people were killed by the Kouachi brothers, working in conjunction with fellow gunman Amedy Coulibaly, went on a rampage in the city.

Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier was a cartoonist and editor-in-chief for Charlie Hebdo Credit: Reuters

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News photographer 'shot by anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters'

A news photographer was among those injured when he was shot by anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters in Pakistan, police have said.

Asif Hassan, who works for news agency Agence France-Presse, was covering the demonstration near the French consulate in Karachi when the protest turned violent.

The protests in Karachi turned violent Credit: Reuters

Senior police officer Abdul Khalique Shaikh told Reuters that the shots had come from protesters, and said officers had not opened fire.

AFP reports that the bullet hit Mr Hassan's lung and passed through his chest. He needed surgery but is now said to be in a stable condition.

Read: Violence erupts in anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan

Poll: Should Charlie Hebdo be sold in the UK?

After hundreds of people queued from the early hours outside UK shops selling the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, do you think it was right that the edition was sold here even though it features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover.

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Kerry calls Paris massacre 'France's 9/11'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the terror attacks in Paris "France's 9/11".

Seventeen people were killed in three days of bloodshed in the French capital last week, including police officers and staff at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

John Kerry laid a wreath outside the kosher supermarket in Paris Credit: Reuters

Mr Kerry made the comments as he visited the kosher supermarket in Paris where four hostages were killed in an armed siege one week ago today.

He laid a wreath outside the deli in tribute to those shot dead by gunman Amedy Coulibaly, one of three men responsible for the string of attacks.

Kerry examines tributes left at the scene Credit: Reuters

Speaking to French president Francois Hollande, Mr Kerry said:

I think you know that you have the full and heartfelt condolences of the American people and I know you know that we share the pain and the horror of everything that you went through.

Together we need to find the right responses and this is the purpose of our meeting here today, beyond the friendship.

– John Kerry, US Secretary of State
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