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Man arrested in connection to Paris terror attacks

Flowers, cards and pictures were left outside the Bataclan concert hall after the attack. Credit: PA

A man has been arrested in Belgium in relation to the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

The 31-year-old man, named as Yassine A, was charged with terrorist murders and being a lead member of a terrorist organisation.

Prosecutors gave no further details on how he was related to the attacks.

Some 129 people were killed and dozens left injured after coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, the Saint-Denis Stadium as well as cafes and bars across the city.


Lawyers for Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam quit

Salah Abdeslam has complained about the conditions he is being kept in. Credit: ITV News

Lawyers for Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam have quit.

Abdeslam is the only known survivor from the terror group suspected of being behind the killings of 130 people last November.

He has been in solitary confinement for a year but has told his lawyers he will not speak and no longer wants representation.

His legal team said Abdeslam is refusing to talk due to the 24-hour-a-day camera monitoring in his high-security jail.

Abdeslam fled to his native Belgium after the attacks but was later extradited.

Tour de France pays its respects after Nice attack

Riders and staff at the Tour de France are wearing black armbands today in tribute to the 84 people killed in the Bastille Day attack.

A minute's silence was observed before the start of today's stage and security has been tightened in response to the deaths.

A man ties a black armband on a Tour de France steward. Credit: Reuters
A man wears a black armband following the death of 84 people in Nice. Credit: Reuters


Salah Abdeslam charged with terrorist offences

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam Credit: ITV News

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged with terrorist offences on Wednesday - hours after being handed over to French authorities.

Abdeslam is suspected of playing a key role in November's terrorist attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed.

He has now been charged with belonging to a terrorist organisation, murder, kidnap and possession of weapons and explosives.

Abdeslam, who was arrested in Brussels on March 18, is to be put in solitary confinement, according to his lawyer.

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