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Wikipedia has Full Coverage of Paris Massacre Less than Two Hours after the Event

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The massacre in Paris is reported to have occurred at 21:16 CET. By 23:06 Wikipedia had an article up that is extremely detailed, containing statements from a former French President and a complete outline of events at several locations, matters that the press I read had not by then reported. It piqued my interest that an article would be up on Wikipedia within two hours of the event happening. So I went there. I began reading the current version of the article and then decided to read a much earlier version. I chose the 23:18 version for this article, not overly consciously. At that point I did not understand very much. By the time I got myself organized here, I saw that the earliest versions of the article had just been erased from Wikipedia’s change record. Everything before 00:00 was erased from the record, preventing access to the origi…

Paris Attacks: Multi-site Exercise planned for morning of Nov 13, 2015 (Video)

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French man held as suspected firearm found at Gatwick Airport

A man from France has been arrested after what appears to have been a firearm was found at Gatwick Airport. The 41-year-old, from Vendome, was detained after he discarded an item in a bin at the North Terminal. The terminal was then evacuated on the landside, before passport control, as a precautionary measure at 09:30 GMT. Explosive ordnance disposal units investigated the item and carried out a small controlled explosion. The North Terminal was closed for six hours. Sussex Police said "personal items and what appears to be a firearm" were recovered and removed for forensic examination. A spokesman said the viability of the weapon had yet to be established.

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