Nearly 4 million people participated in a unity rallies in Paris and across France, joined by several dozen heads of state and government including the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas. The United States, which sent no high-level representatives, says it has no credible intelligence that Al-Qaeda was involved in Wednesday's attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo—the masked gunmen told witnesses they were with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The German newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, which reprinted some of Charlie Hebdo's illustrations, was targeted by arsonists this weekend while the offices of Belgian newspaper Le Soir, which also ran some of the cartoons, were evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.
- Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.
- The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, says she would have no preconditions for meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
- An oil tanker and a bus collided in Karachi, killing 62 people.
- SpaceX successfully launched a cargo capsule but could not cleanly land the booster on a barge off the coast of Florida.
- The Golden Globes were held in Los Angeles yesterday.
- The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the post-season.
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