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Al-Qaeda says it's behind Paris attack, calling it 'vengeance'

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Mr Hollande's approval ratings have gained five points after the attack and pollsters forecast further gains in the weeks ahead.

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AL-QAEDA in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in a video posted online, saying it was "vengeance" for the French weekly's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Nasser al-Ansi, one of the chiefs of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said the