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    Germany: A second venue in Hannover is being evacuated by police due to a security alert, according to the BBC. The building is reportedly a music venue.
    11/17/2015 7:23:46 PM
    Hannover's City Police president Volker Kluwe has told the BBC "there were plans for some kind of explosion" at the football stadium.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and several German cabinet ministers had been set to attend the match in a show of solidarity following the attacks in Paris.
    11/17/2015 7:31:11 PM
    Meanwhile this photo has emerged of a man reportedly being held at gunpoint outside of the cancelled match at Hannover stadium, though this has not yet been verified.
    11/17/2015 7:57:13 PM
    Ein Notarztwagen und ein Rettungswagen werden derzeit auf Sprengstoff untersucht. Mehr:… #GERNED

    Bild is reporting that an ambulance and a rescue vehicle are being checked for explosives outside the Hanover stadium
    11/17/2015 8:21:55 PM
    A second stadium in Hannover has been evacuated, according to the Associated Press.

    Music group Soehne Mannheims had been due to play.
    11/17/2015 8:40:56 PM
    BREAKING: Police in Hanover have closed a section of the city's central train station as another object has been discovered." #GERNED
    Tributes have been paid by fans and players at the England v France match at Wembley tonight. Screens inside the stadium displayed the words to La Marseillaise as fans joined in to sing the anthem, before a minutes' silence was observed ahead of the match.
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    Reuters is reporting that no explosives were found in Hannover and no arrests have been made, according to a German official. 
    11/17/2015 9:07:35 PM
    Watch fans joining together to sing La Marseillaise at Wembley stadium ahead of tonight's match here.

    11/17/2015 9:08:59 PM
    Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said he will not disclose details of the threats that led to the decision to cancel tonight's match in Hannover, as it could "unsettle" Germans and make future security decisions harder. 

    De Maiziere asked for "trust" and said that "some of these answers would make our actions in future harder and [...] some of these answers might lead the source of the information not to provide tips to us anymore."

    11/17/2015 10:32:11 PM
    In light of tonight's events, Germany's De Maiziere has said that people's way of life should stay the same.

    Speaking at a news conference, he said: "We are agreed, especially after this evening, that we are not prepared to fundamentally change our way of life.".

    "We want to meet at large events, we want to go to Bundesliga stadiums, to Christmas markets, to the theatre, we want to meet in marketplaces, we want to celebrate carnivals. And that will stay the same. Nevertheless, in individual cases, that has to be weighed up against people's safety."
    11/17/2015 11:37:52 PM
    French police are circulating a photo of one of the suicide bombers who targeted the Stade de France on Friday night asking for information on anyone who recognises him.
    11/17/2015 11:50:42 PM

    French officials are seeking a second fugitive involved in the Paris attacks

    The IndependentFrench officials are seeking a second fugitive involved in the deadly attacks carried out in Paris last week that killed 129 people. Three French officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity have said an analysis of the attacks in the capital on 13 November indicated that one person directly involved in the assault has been unaccounted for.
    11/17/2015 11:53:56 PM
    Surveillance video and witness accounts reportedly show the possibility of an additional attacker in Paris on Friday night - police are now seeking a second fugitive.
    11/17/2015 11:54:04 PM
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