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Live Reporting

Joel Gunter, Yaroslav Lukov, Thom Poole, Harry Low, Emma Harrison and Tom Spender

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye from us

    This brings to an end our live coverage of the dramatic and fast-changing events in Paris, where at least 129 people were killed in attacks on a number of sites across the French capital.

    Thanks for staying with us. You can still get all the latest updates on this story here.

    A man holds up a sign which reads: "Je Suis Paris" (I Am Paris) in Montreal, Canada
  2. 'Large European contingent'

    Jean Charles Brisard, who is Chairman of the Centre for Analysis of Terrorism in Paris, told the BBC he believes there are 3,800 radicalised individuals in France.

    Quote Message: In addition to this we have two thousand French citizens or residents that are, were involved in jihadi networks in Syria and in Iraq, whether they've been staying in France as sympathisers or travelled abroad as jihadists. Six hundred of our citizens are currently fighting in Syria and Iraq and it's the largest European contingent of foreign fighters on the ground."
  3. Political implications

    John Pienaar

    BBC Radio 5live's Chief Political Correspondent, London

    Quote Message: Very soon attention will turn to the question of whether David Cameron and his ministers' arms will be strengthened by the events in Paris on Friday as they formulate policy to confront and take on extremism both in Syria and in this country."
  4. Second attacker 'may have passed through Greece'

    A second suspect in the Paris attacks may have travelled to Europe through Greece, Greek officials say. Investigations are now under way, a source says.

    Earlier it was reported that the holder of a passport found near the body of a gunman who died on Friday had passed through Greece in October.  

  5. Parisian hospitality

    CNN's Chief National Security, Jim Sciutto, tweets:

  6. Scenic solidarity

    Like many landmarks around the world, the Erasmusbridge in Rotterdam has been illuminated with the colours of the French flag.

    The Erasmusbridge in Rotterdam
  7. 'Change in tactics' from IS

    The BBC's Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, has been considering the implications of the Paris attacks. Under more pressure than ever in the territory they hold, Islamic State militants "are increasingly looking to direct or inspire attacks further afield", our correspondent says.

    Quote Message: Western counter-terrorism officials had recently come round to the conclusion that while there were still people aspiring to such grand-scale attacks, the prevailing threat was more likely to come from 'self-starters', people like the murderers of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich near London in 2013. In the light of what has happened in Paris and elsewhere, they may now be revising that assessment."
    French police patrol the Eiffel Tower after the Paris attacks
  8. Suspect's father and brother 'in police custody'

    The father and brother of one of the Paris attackers are now in police custody, sources close to the investigation are quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

  9. New York solidarity rally

    A vigil in solidarity with France has been taking place in New York's Washington Square Park.

    A rally in New York for the victims of the Paris attacks
    A woman makes a heart shape, enclosing the French flag
  10. Backlash fears

    Yasser Louati, a member of the Collective Against Islamaphobia in France, says the Muslim community is disgusted by Friday's attacks. 

    He told BBC Radio 5live Muslims now live in fear of a backlash. 

     "The reports we are receiving from the ground is that now people are being attacked, mosques are being attacked, death threats are being written all over social media. 

    "Unfortunately less than a year ago when the attacks were carried out against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket, we provided the wrong answers. 

    "We added more division to division and we have put Muslims as if they were somehow responsible or somehow connected. I fear for the Muslim community right now. People are calling us worried whether they should send their children to school or not on Monday."

  11. Who were the victims?

    Information has been emerging about some of the victims of the Paris attacks, but with scores still missing, families and friends are searching on the streets and online.

    The BBC has gathered all the latest information about those who were killed on Friday.

    British national Nick Alexander, one of the victims of the Paris attacks
  12. Pullman incident 'false alert'

    An incident at Paris' Pullman Hotel we reported on a short time ago was a false alert, the French interior ministry says.

    Police have searched the hotel in the 15th district of Paris - but have found nothing. 

    The intervention was triggered by a tourist who thought he had seen something suspicious, the BBC's Clea Caulcutt in Paris reports.

  13. Europe's 'existential issues'

    Will Europe's leaders be able to tackle a growing number of challenges, asks the BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris.

  14. London vigil

    People have gathered in Trafalgar Square to remember those who have lost their lives.

  15. BreakingHotel 'intervention' under way

    French police say there is an ongoing police intervention at the Pullman hotel in Paris. But they have denied reports on social media that shots were fired.

  16. 'Charlie' spirit fading?

    Counter terrorism expert Dr Asiem El Difraoui is worried about France's future. 

    Quote Message: One of my biggest fears is that this national unity which was displayed to some degree after the attacks in January against Charlie Hebdo - which was summed up by the slogan 'We are Charlie' - is going away. Even then, some people felt that they were not Charlie, they were not interested in or supportive of terrorism but felt left out because they didn't feel part of the France which is Charlie."
  17. Sporting silence

    Officials and players from Denmark and Sweden have held a minute's silence in the Swedish city of Solna ahead of the first leg of their Euro 2016 play-off.

    Sweden v Denmark minute's silence
  18. White House backs up French IS claims

    President Obama has held a meeting of his National Security Council before leaving for a summit in Turkey. At the briefing he was told there was "no information to contradict the initial French assessment of ISIL's responsibility", using an alternative acronym for Islamic State.

    President Obama boards Air Force One
  19. US student killed

    One of the victims of the attack has been named as Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a US student at California State University who was taking a term abroad at a Paris institution.

    Quote Message: I'm deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time." from Jane Close Conoley President of California State University
    Jane Close ConoleyPresident of California State University
  20. 'Consequences'

    The founder of the website Rue 89 and former deputy editor of Liberation Pierre Haski told the BBC he is concerned about what impact the attacks could have on Paris.

    Quote Message: If you go out and have dinner or go to a concert and you end up dead what does that mean for the life of a city like Paris? I think people still have to reckon with the consequences of what happened."
  21. Charles pays tribute

    Prince Charles, right, observes one minute's silence in the Australian city of Perth.

    Prince Charles, right, observes one minute's silence at a birthday barbecue by a beach in the Australian city of Perth
  22. More on Brussels arrests

    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says investigations are under way to determine whether one of the suspects arrested in Brussels today was in Paris on Friday evening or not, Belgian daily Le Soir reports.

  23. 'Different atmosphere'

    The BBC's Rebecca Kesby tweets...

  24. Suicide attacker 'tried to enter stadium'

    One of the suicide attackers at France’s national football stadium, the Stade de France, had a ticket and tried to enter with a match under way, the Wall Street Journal reports. The newspaper spoke to a security guard who said the male attacker was discovered wearing an explosives vest at the entrance where he detonated it.

  25. Hospital visit

    French President Francois Hollande (centre) has visited the Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris, where a number of the injured in the attacks are being treated.

  26. British victim named

    A Briton killed at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris has been named as Nick Alexander. He was selling merchandise at the venue. His family have issued a statement.

    Quote Message: It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night. Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend - generous, funny and fiercely loyal. Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world."
    Nick Alexander, a British victim of the Paris attacks
  27. Tel Aviv tribute

    At a ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israelis are lighting candles for those killed in Paris.

    Israelis light candles for those killed in Paris in Tel Aviv
  28. Europe mourns

    Candles are burning alongside flowers which are being laid out at embassies across Europe.

    Two children in front of flowers and candles in Prague, Czech Republic
    Image caption: Prague, Czech Republic
    Candles and flowers in Kiev, Ukraine
    Image caption: Kiev in Ukraine
    Candles and flowers in Warsaw, Poland
    Image caption: Warsaw in Poland
  29. 'Needlessly'

    Eyewitness Igor Meldenovic was having dinner close to the Bataclan when he saw scores of people running for their lives. 

    "I don't feel fortunate," he tells the BBC. "I feel very angry that I was not able to help the people who were getting killed around me.You can't feel relieved when you're in this kind of situation. You can only think of those who've lost their lives needlessly."

  30. Syria strikes to continue

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France will continue air strikes in Syria, targeting Islamic State, Reuters reports.

  31. U2 pay tribute

    The Irish band U2 have paid their respects outside the venue where they were due be performing this evening. They have cancelled two performances in the French capital.

    U2 stand outside Bataclan concert hall
  32. Footballer's cousin killed

    French midfielder Lassana Diarra has revealed he lost his cousin in the attacks. Diarra was playing for his country last night at the Stade de France - the scene of one of the attacks. 

    Quote Message: As you may have read, I was touched personally by the attacks. My cousin, Asta Diakite, was among the victims of one of the shootings yesterday, along with hundreds of other innocent French people. She was like a big sister to me."
  33. Je suis Paris

    A special edition of France's Liberation newspaper will hit news stands on Sunday.

  34. Landmarks illuminated

    Iconic sites around Europe are being lit up in the colours of the French flag.

    The London Eye is lit up in the colours of the French flag
    Image caption: The London Eye
    The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is lit up in the colours of the French flag
    Image caption: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
  35. 'Known for petty crimes'

    One of the bombers was born in the Paris suburb of Courcouronnes in 1985, Mr Molins says. 

    He was known for petty crimes committed between 2004 - 2006. Intelligence services reported that he was radicalised in 2010, but he was not known to be part of any network.

  36. Saturday's arrests

    The Paris prosecutor also reveals that three people were arrested on Saturday morning, including one at the French-Belgian border.

  37. Syrian passport

    Mr Molins says one of the attackers was from a Parisian suburb and had been known for past criminal acts. Another attacker had a Syrian passport. 

    Mr Molins says all the attackers had automatic Kalashnikov weapons.

  38. 'Three teams' behind attacks

    More from the Paris prosecutor, who says "three co-ordinated teams" appear to have been behind Friday's attacks.

    Quote Message: We have to find who these people are, who their accomplices are, who ordered this, where they come from, how they were financed."
  39. Black Seat car

    Mr Molins says 99 people are still in critical conditions. He also mentions that in one of the attacks, gunmen used a black Seat vehicle.

    Paris prosecutor Francois Molins
  40. Breaking129 dead - prosecutor

    At a news conference, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says 129 people were killed in Friday's attacks and another 352 injured. You can follow his comments live

  41. BreakingOne Briton dead - Foreign Office

    At least one Briton died in the Paris attacks, the British Foreign Office says, who also fears there could be a "handful" of other British fatalities.

  42. Minute's silence across Europe

    The 28-member European Union has called for a minute's silence to be held on Monday at 11:00 GMT for the victims of the Paris attacks. 

  43. 'Peace for Paris' sign

    In picture after picture, one symbol keeps emerging as people pay tribute to Paris and the victims of the attacks.

    A solidarity rally in Rome for the victims of the Paris attacks
    Image caption: Protesters in Rome
    A US footballer pays tribute to the Paris attack victims
    Image caption: A US football player
    A candle at the Place de la Republique, Paris, in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks
    Image caption: A candle at the Place de la Republique, Paris
  44. 'Buried under' - Bataclan survivor's story

    Theresa Cede, who was in the audience at the Bataclan, recounts the horror of Friday's attack. She tells BBC Radio 5live: "There were grenades, or one grenade at least that I know of. Body parts flying around, people shouting, screaming. 

    "But then, you know, at the moment, like, everybody who could would become as quiet as possible, just not to move. And it lasted a lifetime or an eternity. It was like, probably an hour. 

    "I got more or less buried under a man who was shot in the head next to me. And so I was underneath him. And from there nobody moved. 

    "Then we heard terrorists who were shouting, Syria was in it. And then... mostly it was: "Stay down, don't move, we'll shoot you.' 

    "But then they shot anyway. I was thinking to myself, is it going to be me next? That's what went through my head.  

    Bataclan concert hall
  45. Victims' details emerge

    The names of some of those killed in the attacks have begun to emerge. They include Djamila Houd, aged 41, from France; Thomas Ayad, 34, also from France, who was killed at the Bataclan; and - as we reported earlier - LSE graduate Valentin Ribet is also reported to be among the dead.

    Belgium, Portugal and Sweden have all said some of their nationals are among those killed but details have not been released. 

  46. Le Carillon profile

    The BBC has been looking at Le Carillon, a cafe-bar in central Paris that was one of last night's attack sites. But locals are defiant.

    Quote Message: I'm not scared to go out in this area now, because you can't just stay at home as this would mean to give in to fear." from Cora Delacroix Paris resident
    Cora DelacroixParis resident
    Le Carillon restaurant in Paris, scene of an IS attack on Friday
  47. At the Place de la Republique

    The BBC's Gavin Lee tweets

  48. 'Number of arrests' in Belgium

    The Belgian justice minister says "a number" of arrests have been made in Brussels in relation to the Paris attacks, according to the Associated Press news agency.

    This comes after police raided a neighbourhood of the Belgian capital earlier on Saturday.

  49. Sleeping at the stadium

    Martin Roschitz, from Germany's NDR Radio, was at the Stade de France stadium for Friday's match between France and Germany.

    He tells BBC World Service: “After the match the German players came up into the tunnel and expected us to interview them, but we had no questions and we were all sad and deeply shocked about the circumstances. 

    "The players didn’t realise what had happened, and in the end team manager Oliver Bierhoff informed the players and then they tried to phone their relatives and friends. 

    "They slept in the stadium because it was too risky to go to the team hotel. There was a bomb warning the day before and they didn't feel safe in the hotel, so they decided to stay at the stadium with the French team.”

    German players after the match with France
  50. Notre Dame to host memorial

    The Notre Dame cathedral will hold a memorial service for the victims of the attacks on Sunday at 17.30 GMT, reports the BBC's Clea Caulcutt in Paris.

    Public figures are expected to attend and Parisians will be allowed inside the cathedral.

    Services will be maintained on Sunday in Paris churches and parishioners will hold prayers for the victims.

  51. EU solidarity

    EU leaders have issued a joint statement saying that "everything that can be done at European level to make France safe will be done".

  52. Syrian passport holder passed through Greece - minister

    A Greek government minister says the holder of a Syrian passport found at the scene crossed into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros in October. 

    Deputy public order minister Nikos Toskas, said in a statement:

    Quote Message: On the case of the Syrian passport found at the scene of the terrorist attack, we announce that the passport holder passed from Leros on October 3 where he was identified based on EU rules ... We do not know if the passport was checked by other countries through which the holder likely passed.
  53. America determined 'to eliminate the evil of terrorism'

    At a news conference in Vienna, US Secretary of State John Kerry said America is determined "to eliminate the evil of terrorism".

    "And, believe me, this determination is only stronger" after the Paris attacks, Mr Kerry said.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a conference on the Syria conflict in Vienna
  54. Raids in Belgium 'connected to Paris attacks'

    Police are searching a neighbourhood of the Belgian capital Brussels in connection with the Paris attacks, with one person arrested, reports say. 

  55. 'Small number' of British citizens caught up in attacks - No 10

    Downing Street believes that a small number of British citizens were caught up in the Paris attacks. 

    "While we have now confirmed the safety of many British citizens, we are concerned that a small number of British nationals have been caught up in the attack," a spokesman said. 

    "Our Embassy in Paris are working urgently with the French authorities to find out more and we have deployed additional consular staff and a team from the Metropolitan Police to assist them with this task."

    The statement followed a meeting of the Cobra security committee chaired by David Cameron.

    Mr Cameron will travel to the G20 in Turkey tomorrow as planned, the spokesman said.

  56. Frenchman detained at Gatwick after 'gun' found

    Police have arrested a 41-year-old Frenchman after "what appears to be a firearm" was discovered at Gatwick airport.

    The airport's North terminal was evacuated and flights cancelled earlier today following a security alert.

    Quote Message: The man is being interviewed as we try to determine the circumstances of the incident, but at this time it is too early to say what his intentions, if any, were. However, given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness." from Nick May Detective Superintendent
    Nick MayDetective Superintendent

    The North Terminal has now reopened.

  57. Schools to open Monday - Cazeneuve

    French schools will open on Monday and a minute of silence will be held in the morning, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

    The attacks have had a major impact on daily life in France - troops and police have been deployed around the country, public demonstrations banned until Thursday, sports events cancelled and major landmarks closed.

  58. Attackers 'self-contained cell back from Syria'

    The Paris attackers were members of a self-contained cell and had travelled to Syria, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports, citing Whitehall sources.

  59. German condolences

    This is the book of condolences at the French embassy in Berlin. Among the signatures on the page is that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    A book of condolences at the French embassy in Berlin, Germany
  60. 'It was the first time I saw someone die'

    Marie Cartal lives above La Casa Nostra restaurant, where at least five people died. She spoke to the BBC's Gavin Lee.

    Quote Message: It was really shocking. It was the first time in my life I saw someone dying in front of me. I mean people there were just sitting outside having a drink. They were not politicians, they were not politically engaged. They were just enjoying the beginning of the weekend. So, why?"
  61. LSE confirms graduate was among victims

    The London School of Economics has paid tribute to a graduate of the university who it says died in the attacks.

    Valentin Ribet was a business law student at LSE last year.

  62. France-bound airliner grounded over threat

    Dutch authorities have grounded a France-bound airliner at Amsterdan's at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a threatening tweet was received concerning the flight.

    A police spokesman said that authorities had been searching the plane, operated by Franco-Dutch airline Air FranceKLM, for about an hour. It was supposed to depart around 13:45.

    Earlier on Saturday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced heightened security measures for all traffic going from or to France. 

  63. Daily life disrupted

    Businesses have closed and events been cancelled across France in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

    Stalls closed at a market in Paris after a series of attacks
    Image caption: Stalls were closed at this market in Paris
    Supports outside a rugby stadium in Oyonnax, central France
    Image caption: A rugby match in Oyonnax, central eastern France, was called off
    A notice informing the public that a skating event in Bordeaux has been cancelled after attacks in Paris
    Image caption: And a skating event in Bordeaux cancelled
  64. Met Police chief: 'Last night was different'

    Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has discussed London's preparedness for the sort of attack seen in Paris on Friday.

    "We've done an awful lot of preparation," he said, but "last night was different".

    Quote Message: What we have to do is reflect on what happened in Paris last night, about the way in which the attack took place. We'll want to know the people who were involved, we'll want to know the motive behind the attack and we'll want some very tactical things: Where did they get the weapons? Where did they get the ammunition? Is there anything we can learn in this country to either help the French in their bid to cut off that supply or make sure that neither the people involved or the weapons involved materialise on the streets of this city or any part of this country?"
  65. Corbyn: Paris attacks 'horrific and immoral'

    Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, has added his voice to those condemning the attacks.

    Quote Message: Today, all our thoughts and sympathy are with the people of Paris. What took place in the French capital yesterday was horrific and immoral. We stand in solidarity with the people of France - as with all victims of terror and violence. It's vital at a time of such tragedy and outrage not to be drawn into responses which feed a cycle of violence and hatred." from Jeremy Corbyn
    Jeremy Corbyn
  66. Le Pen: France 'crying for its dead'

    Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right opposition National Front party, has taken a typically hardline position in response to the attacks.

    "For the sixth time in 2015, Islamist terrorism has hurt our country. France is crying for its dead and I am crying with it," she wrote on Twitter.

    "It is essential France retakes control of its borders, definitively."

    "Fundamentalist Islam must be destroyed, radical mosques closed, radical imams expelled."

  67. Flowers laid at French embassies

    People have been paying their respects at French diplomatic buildings around the world.

    Flowers outside the French ambassador's residence in London
    Image caption: The scene in London
    Flowers outside the French ambassador's residence in Oslo
    Image caption: In Oslo
    People light candles at the French ambassador's residence in Seoul
    Image caption: In Seoul
  68. 'Egyptian and Syrian passports found on attackers'

    An Egyptian passport and Syrian passport were found on two attackers at the Stade de France, according to the French newspaperLa Liberation.

    As reported previously, French police say one of the perpetrators at the Bataclan siege was identified by his fingerprints as a Frenchman who was known to security services.

  69. 'He was unharmed, but then I noticed this'

    BBC cameraman Jack Garland has just finished filming with a survivor of the Bataclan concert hall attack.

    "He was unharmed but then I noticed this," Garland said. 

    View more on instagram

    You can see the interview tonight on a special edition of Newsnight on BBC 2, 8pm.  

  70. 300 people treated in hospital, 80 in serious condition

    Paris hospitals are treating 300 victims from the Paris attacks, according to new figures: 80 people remain in a state of "absolute emergency", 177 are in state of "relative emergency", 43 are witnesses and relatives, and 53 people have been discharged. 

  71. Frenchman identified as attacker - AFP

    French news agency AFP are reporting that a Frenchman has been identified as one of the concert hall attackers.

    Earlier reports in French media said a Frenchman had been identified by his fingerprints as someone known to security services, but it is not certain whether the reports relate to the same suspect.

  72. London vigil

    There are calls on Facebook for people to gather at Trafalgar Square in London this evening to hold a solidarity rally for the victims of Friday's attacks.

  73. Imagine

    Davide Martello brought a moment of relative calm on Saturday to the area around the Bataclan concert hall, where scores of people died in the attacks.

    Mr Martello played John Lennon's Imagine on a piano attached to his bicycle for a small crowd. 

    He previously played at the sites of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, as well as at the Maidan protest in Ukraine, Taksim Square in Istanbul, and in Afghanistan.

    You can follow him on Twitter here.

    View more on youtube
  74. Follow BBC correspondents on the ground

    You can follow all of the BBC's correspondents reporting from the ground with our Twitter list.

  75. Local authorities given power to impose curfews

    France's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has authorised local authorities to impose curfews if needed following the attacks in Paris. 

    In a televised address, Mr Cazeneuve confirmed that officials had banned all public demonstrations until Thursday. 

    He also laid out increased security measures across the country, including 1,000 additional troops, mostly in Paris, and special protection for certain public buildings. 

    This is on top of the 30,000 police officers and soldiers mobilised in the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo attacks.

    Soldiers stand guard outside the Notre Dame cathedral, Paris
    Image caption: Soldiers stand guard outside the Notre Dame cathedral, Paris
  76. Eiffel Tower 'closed indefinitely'

    One of Paris' most iconic landmarks - the Eiffel Tower - is to remain closed "until further notice", the site's operator has said. 

    The attraction is normally visited by 20,000 people a day.

    Soldiers patrol the Eiffel Tower after deadly attacks in Paris
  77. A bullet hole in the window

    The BBC's Imelda Flattery is at La Belle Equipe, one of the restaurants targeted in the attacks.

  78. Police search for black car in connection with attacks

    Paris police have put out an alert about a black Seat car, with a foreign numberplate - GUT 18053 - and five-spoke alloy wheels.

    The vehicle is wanted in connection with the attacks yesterday.

    Members of the public are advised not to approach the vehicle.

  79. Sturgeon: 'Solidarity with France'

    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined leaders offering condolences to the people of France.

  80. Firecrackers set off false alarm

    Paris is, predictably, in a febrile state. Reports of shooting in the suburb of Bagnolet spread online and a police helicopter was dispatched overhead. Police are now saying the noise was firecrackers set off by a wedding party. 

    Likely prompted by the rumours about Bagnolet, Paris's city police department has tweeted a warning about spreading false information.

    It says: "Do not distribute or relay false information or false rumours."

  81. Arrest at Gatwick airport

    Police have confirmed they have arrested a man suspected of discarding a package at the North Terminal of Gatwick airport.

    Specialists have been called to the airport to investigate the item. The terminal has been evacuated, and some flights have been delayed.  

    Detective Superintendent Nick May said: "At this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the incident and it is too early to say what the item may be. 

    "However, given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness. 

    "We are aware that there is concern about what has happened in France, but the general threat level remains the same and people should be aware as usual of anyone acting suspiciously."

  82. Cameron: UK faces same threat


    David Cameron has made a statement at Downing Street, saying the threat from the so-called Islamic State is "evolving", and becoming more acute.  

    "We in the UK face the same threat," he said.

    "We will redouble our efforts to wipe out this poisonous extremist ideology."

    In the light of last night's attacks, the UK will review its terror plans and attempt to learn from what happened in Paris, he said.

    Mr Cameron called the attacks the "worst act of violence in France since World War Two".

    He said Britain stands with France "shocked but resolute, in sorrow but unbowed".

    "While full picture is still emerging, we must be prepared for a number of British casualties, and we will do whatever we can to help those in need."

  83. Parisians offer blood and shelter

    Long lines are forming outside hospitals as Parisians queue up to donate blood. Many are sharing pictures and information about which hospitals are most in need using the hashtag #dondusang.

    The hashtag #porteouverte (open door) was also used throughout the night to offer rooms to anyone who needed somewhere to stay.

  84. Queen 'deeply shocked and saddened'

    The Queen has sent a message to President Hollande, saying: "Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in Paris. We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people."    

  85. BreakingCameron: 'We must be prepared for British casualties'

    David Cameron has warned that "we must be prepared for a number of British casualties" from the Paris attacks, as he condemned the "brutal and callous murderers".

  86. More on Bavaria arrest

    Bavaria's state premier Horst Seehofer has said that there is "reason to believe" that a man arrested last week with several weapons in southern Germany is linked to the attacks in Paris. 

    "There is reason to believe that this is possibly linked" to the attacks, Mr Seehofer told a party conference. 

    Police made the arrest on 5 November during a routine check on a motorway and said they found "many machine guns, revolvers and explosives" in the suspect's vehicle.

  87. Downing Street flags lowered to half mast

  88. Breaking'Syrian passport found' on attacker

    A Syrian passport has been found on the body of one of the attackers, AP reports, citing police sources.

    French TV is carrying the same line, but it has not been independently verified by the BBC.

  89. Boris Johnson: "They will not succeed"

    Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has spoken about the attacks in Paris, which he called "our sister city".

    "I have written this morning to Mayor Hidalgo to convey the sense of shock and grief of millions of Londoners at the tragic events in Paris. Our thoughts today are with the victims and their families and with the whole French people.

    "We regard Paris as our sister city, a place for which we have deep reserves of love and admiration and respect. We are two capitals united in our values - democratic freedom, openness and tolerance. 

    "The people who launched the attacks last night have no such values. They wish to undermine the things we hold most precious. They want to set neighbour against neighbour. They want to spread fear. 

    "They will not succeed. As president Hollande has rightly said, they must and will be defeated. We stand ready in London to do everything in our power - to do whatever it takes - to assist in a struggle that embraces us all."

  90. Cameron: 'We are with you'

    David Cameron, who is expected to make a statement shortly on the attacks, tweeted a message of solidarity to the French.

  91. Foreign Office information line

  92. Grand Imam condemns attacks

    Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (one of the highest Sunni authorities in the Muslim world) has strongly condemned the attacks in Paris, state news agency Mena reports. 

    Speaking during an international conference organized by the Ministry of Religious Endowments today, Al-Tayyib called the Paris terror attacks "chaotic", and stressed that Islam is innocent of terrorism. He also called for international cooperation to counter terrorism.

  93. Israel 'shoulder to shoulder' with France

    Israel will fly its flags at government offices and embassies abroad at half mast as a sign of solidarity with the French people, BBC Jerusalem producer Gidi Kleiman reports.

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered his condolences:

    Quote Message: Israel stands shoulder to shoulder with French President Francois Hollande and with the people of France in our common battle against terrorism. On behalf of the people of Israel, I send condolences to the families of those murdered and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.
  94. More on the Islamic State claim

    The claim was issued in written format in French and Arabic, and in audio format, all via established IS channels, according to the BBC's jihadist media expert Peter King. 

    The statement claims that "eight brothers wearing explosive vests and assault rifles targeted carefully chosen locations in the heart of the French capital".

    It goes on to call Paris the "capital of abomination and perversion".

    "In a holy attack facilitated by Allah, a group of believers and soldiers of the caliphate – may Allah give it might and victory – targeted the capital of abomination and perversion, the one that carries the banner of the cross in Europe, Paris."

    Quote Message:
  95. Prince Charles condemns 'bestial attacks'

    The Prince of Wales has condemned the Paris incidents as "bestial attacks" and said he wanted to express his "utter, total horror" at what had happened. 

  96. BreakingIslamic State claims responsibility for attacks

    The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris. 

    In a statement published online, the jihadist group said the attacks were designed to show France it remained a "top target".

    The group claims it studied the target locations and carried out the attack using "eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles".

  97. Russia 'considering Paris flight restrictions'

    Russia is considering restricting flights from Moscow to Paris according to Russian news agency RIA, which cites Alexander Neradko, the head of Russian aviation regulator Rosaviatsiya.

    Transport safety measures will also be implemented across the country following the Paris attacks, the agency reports.

  98. Paris bans demonstrations

    Paris police have placed a temporary ban on demonstrations in the city and surrounding areas until Thursday.

    Police are encouraging people who want to organise gatherings in private locations to postpone them, or to reinforce security.

  99. Russian Foreign Minister: 'We must do more to defeat IS'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says international powers must do "much more" to fight Islamic State and groups like it, Reuters reports.

    Ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry and United Nations special envoy Steffan de Mistura, he told reporters:

    Quote Message: There is no justification for terrorist acts and no justification for us not (to do) much more to defeat ISIS, al-Nusrah and the like. from Sergei Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister
    Sergei LavrovRussian Foreign Minister
  100. Gatwick terminal evacuated over suspicious package

    The North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport has been evacuated. 

    Sussex Police told the BBC they are dealing with a suspicious package.  

    Connor Gillies, a Capital FM news reporter, tweeted a picture showing people making their way outside the terminal.    

  101. Putin offers condolences, Assad comments

    The Kremlin press service has published the text of a telegram sent by President Putin to Francois Hollande earlier today. 

    "I would like to express my deepest condolences to you personally and all the people of France in connection with the death of a large number of civilians as a result of an unprecedented series of terrorist attacks in Paris," Mr Putin wrote.

    "This tragedy became another evidence of barbaric nature of terrorism which poses a challenge to human civilization. It is obvious that effective fight against this evil requires a real combined effort of the entire international community.

    "I would like to confirm that the Russian side is ready for the closest possible cooperation with French partners in the investigation of this crime committed in Paris. I expect that its paymasters and perpetrators will be punished."

    Mr Putin's ally Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, has also made a statement on the attacks, taking the opportunity to make his own case in the process.

    "What France suffered from savage terror is what the Syrian people have been enduring for over five years," he was quoted as saying by Syrian state media.

  102. Two minute silence at London event

    In London, the Lord Mayor's Show will go ahead as planned "in solidarity with Paris", with the Lord Mayor leading a two minute silence from the balcony at The Mansion House at 11:00 GMT, the City of London Corporation says.

    Union flags will be flying at half-mast at Guildhall, The Mansion House and Old Bailey, and Tower Bridge will be lit in the colours of the Tricolor from sundown tonight.

  103. #Parisattacks: the role of social media

    Dave Lee, the BBC's North America technology reporter, has written about the role of social media in situations like the one unfolding in Paris.

    Quote Message: It may seem trivial to even care about social media during moments like this - in happier moments it can seem like a place for selfies, holiday photos and banal arguments in 140 characters. But during a crisis social media becomes the single most significant platform for news to be spread, eyewitness experiences to be shared and official statements to be made. And inevitably, these same channels amplify misinformation, allowing rash judgements and prejudices to boil to the surface, fuelling fear and ignorance.

    Read the full piece here: #Paris: The power, the horror, and the distortions

  104. Arrests 'possibly linked' to attack

    German authorities have made arrests in Bavaria, BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler reports. 

  105. BreakingFrench president blames attack on Islamic State

    Francois Hollande has said the Islamic State is behind the attack in Paris, which he called an "act of war".

    Mr Hollande said the attacks had been planned and organised from abroad with help from inside France.  

    He also declared three days of national mourning.

  106. Islamic State claim

    There are reports on Twitter that the media arm of the Islamic State group - the Al-Hayat Media Centre - has claimed responsibility for the attack.  

    The BBC Monitoring team has looked into the reports and has this:

    Quote Message: Western journalists on Twitter in the past hour have reported that IS published a claim through the Al-Hayat Media Center. Initial research suggests these reports possibly are based on IS supporters reposting a November 2014 French-language Al-Hayat Media Center video and tagging it with hashtags associated with the Paris attack. We have not yet seen a claim of responsibility. from BBC Monitoring
    BBC Monitoring
  107. Soldiers on the street

    The military is once again a very visible presence on the streets of Paris, after a deployment earlier this year following the Charlie Hebdo attacks. 

    An additional 1,500 troops have been stationed around the city to protect sensitive sites.

    Soldiers outside the National Assembly building in Paris on 14 November 2015
    Image caption: Soldiers outside the National Assembly building
    French soldiers patrol in front of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on November 14, 2015,
    Image caption: Outside Notre Dame cathedral
  108. Paris hospitals call for blood donations

    Paris hospitals are in need of blood donations. The website of the city's blood donation service Don Du Sang appears to have crashed.

    Images shared on social media show Parisians queuing up at hospitals to donate.

  109. Italy raises security level

    Italy is adopting heightened security measures following the attacks in Paris, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.

    In a television address, Mr Renzi said the attacks were against "all of humanity" and against "our way of life". 

    He has convened a meeting of Italy's national security council to discuss the threat.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had been expected to arrive in Rome on Saturday and fly onto Paris on Sunday, but cancelled his visit following the attacks.

  110. Flight delays from UK to Paris

    British Airways is still flying into Paris but has warned travellers to expect delays due to extra security checks at French airports.

    BA says passengers who do not wish to travel to Paris will be able to delay their flight to another day in the next two weeks or re-book to an alternative destination.

    You can check information about your flight here.

  111. Forensic investigation under way

    Police forensics teams have begun working at several of the shooting locations.

    Police forensic experts on the Rue du Faubourg du Temple
    Image caption: Police forensic experts on Rue du Faubourg du Temple
    Police forensic experts work on the scene of one the shootings that took place in Paris at the Cafe Comptoir Voltaire in Paris, France, 14 November 2015.
    Image caption: And at the Cafe Comptoir Voltaire
  112. BreakingProsecutors say 128 dead, 99 critically injured

    French prosecutors have a provisional death toll of 128 with another 99 in critical condition, Reuters reports.

  113. Merkel: Assailants 'hate freedom'

    Angela Merkel has added to her earlier statement, saying the attackers in Paris "hate freedom". 

    Speaking to reporters in Berlin, the German chancellor said the victims "wanted to live the life of free people in a city that celebrates freedom", and called the gunmen "murderers who hate precisely this life of freedom".

    Germany has offered its counter-terrorism resources to France to aid the investigation.

    The attack "was aimed not just at Paris, it targeted and it hits all of us," she added.

  114. Journalist posts dramatic escape footage

    Daniel Psenny, a journalist from French newspaper Le Monde, has posted dramatic video footage of people escaping from the Bataclan concert hall while gunfire rings out in the background.

    Psenny, whose apartment overlooks one of the building's emergency exits, filmed concertgoers climbing out of windows to escape. Many are screaming as they run, some are clearly wounded and others dead.

    Warning: the footage is graphic

    You can watch it here.

  115. Disneyland Paris closes

    Further closures and cancellations in Paris: Disneyland will shut its gates for the day on Saturday. The theme park said in a statement:

    Quote Message: In light of the recent tragic events in France and in support of our community and the victims of these horrendous attacks, Disneyland Paris has decided not to open its theme parks on Saturday 14 November. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by these horrible events. from Disneyland Paris
    Disneyland Paris

    The government has also cancelled all sporting events in the city this weekend. 

  116. Hollande chairs emergency meeting amid security measures

    Francois Hollande is currently holding an emergency security meeting with ministers and military chiefs.

    An additional 1,500 soldiers have been mobilised to guard Paris's parliament buildings, religious sites, and tourist attractions. Schools and universities, many of which normally open on Saturdays, have been closed as part of emergency security measures across the city.

    The government has also reimposed border controls that were abandoned as part of Europe's free-travel zone. Border and customs officers will check people, baggage and vehicles entering and leaving France by road, train, sea or plane, said customs official Melanie Lacuire. 

    French authorities have asked people to remain at home for the time being, while some uncertainty remains over whether all of the attackers were killed. People appear to be returning to the streets, however.

  117. Attack is 'about dividing societies'

    Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at King's College London, spoke to BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the effect of terror attacks on societies.

    Quote Message: This is the attack everybody has been dreading for at least a couple of years. This is really important because it is the essence of terrorism, it is not only about people being killed it is about creating a political effect. What worries me the most is that we will see in France and other European countries a polarisation, with different extremists egging each other on. People on the far right trying to take advantage. It's about dividing societies. This was a big attack but even relatively small attacks are dangerous because of the political situation, because of the chain reaction they can cause. from Peter Neumann Professor of Security Studies, King's College London
    Peter NeumannProfessor of Security Studies, King's College London
  118. Singing in solidarity

    Moving footage has emerged showing Parisians singing the French national anthem as they are evacuated from the Stade de France.

    It is not yet known how many people died at the stadium, where two bombs were detonated during a friendly between France and Germany.

    Click on the link in the tweet below for the video.

  119. Flowers left at French embassies

    Flowers have been laid at French embassies around the world in memory of those who died in Paris.

    People lay flowers in front of the embassy of France in Moscow
    Image caption: A woman lays flowers at the French embassy in Moscow
    Flowers are laid at the French embassy in Berlin
    Image caption: Flowers are laid at the French embassy in Berlin
    A man walks past bunches of flowers at the French embassy in Tokyo
    Image caption: A man walks past flowers at the French embassy in Tokyo