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    8 Jan 2015

    New Charlie Hebdo issue to come out next week: "It's very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win."

    French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will go to print next week, in defiance of Wednesday's apparent militant Islamist attack.
    Ten journalists and two police were killed when masked attackers opened fire at its Paris headquarters.
    Columnist Patrick Pelloux said the decision to continue to publish will show that "stupidity will not win".
    It will have a print run of one million copies, compared with its usual 60,000 a week.
    It will be half its usual length at eight pages long.
    "It's very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win," Pelloux told the AFP news agency.
    The attack happened during the magazine's daily editorial meeting when masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles before exchanging shots with police in the street outside and escaping by car.
    It is believed to be the deadliest attack in France since 1961.
    Magazine editor Stephane Charbonnier, 47, was among those killed, along with his police bodyguard.
    Charbonnier, known as Chab to his friends, had received death threats in the past and was living under police protection.
    The motive for Wednesday's massacre is not yet clear, however the satirical weekly has courted controversy in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs.

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