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Paris shooting gunman handed himself in and others were named

An 18-year-old involved in the shooting of 12 journalists in Paris yesterday handed himself into police in north-eastern France. French police are now on the trail of the other suspects in the atrocity, who have been named as French brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi , aged 32 and 34 and are described as ‘armed and dangerous’.

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France is in mourning

Flags are being flown at half-mast at the French presidential palace, as citizens in towns across the country plan silent vigils to show their solidarity for those killed during the attack on the satirical magazine in Paris. Editors and cartoonists from around the world have been expressing their shock and anger and some have described the appalling shootings as an attack on democracy.

READ MORE: Artists defend freedom of expression after killings at satirical magazine

Protesters said Bill Cosby show is no laughing matter

A group of demonstrators gathered outside the first of a run of standup shows scheduled for comedian Bill Cosby in Canada, as more women came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse. Former fans had sold tickets. Even the promoters admitted that hosting the shows was an “unpopular” decision but said they were contractually obliged to stage them. Despite the animosity outside, apparently nobody heckled him during the performance. Earlier in the day three women, who are alleging they were abused by Cosby, held a press conference in LA hosted by a celebrity lawyer.

READ MORE: Bill Cosby standup tour opening night attracts sex-abuse protest

Superheroes triumphed at People’s Choice awards

The actors behind superhero characters including Batman, Iron Man and Captain America proved the most popular with the celebrity mag’s readers – Robert Downey Jr , Chris Evans and Ben Affleck picked up top awards at the star-studded event last night.

READ MORE: Robert Downey Jr and Ben Affleck win at People’s Choice awards

Slump in NYC fines and arrests is costing city coffers… and its traffic lawyers

It’s not just the city’s $ 10m weekly income from parking fines that is suffering from a recent sharp drop in numbers of traffic violation tickets, traffic lawyers are saying their phones have gone quiet too. There were half the amount of arrests recorded last week than in the same period last year. That means far fewer people in trouble, so far fewer lawyers needed to bail them out out.

READ MORE: Drop in NYC parking fines hits city’s $ 10m weekly ticket revenue

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