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Extra! 'Here We Go Again!' Says Charlie Hebdo's New Issue

The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo published Wednesday, six weeks after the "Survivors' Issue" that followed the deadly attacks on its headquarters on Jan. 7. As the weekly resumes its regular publication rhythm with the headline "C'est reparti!" ("Here we go again!"), 2.5 million copies of the latest Charlie Hebdo number 1179 have been printed.

The cover was drawn by Luz, who also did the previous cover with the Prophet Muhammad in tears holding a sign that says" Je suis Charlie," along with the title "All is forgiven." Wednesday's cover shows a dog with a copy of the magazine in its mouth being chased by a pack of hounds representing the former President Nicolas Sarkozy, the head of the French National Front Marine Le Pen, a jihadist, the pope, a banker and the French television network BFM TV.

"People need to talk about Charlie"s return, to say Charlie is doing its work again, its work against stupidity, against the National Front," Luz told the French daily Libération, where the weekly's staff is still taking refuge.

"I'm glad we did something joyful," he added.

The weekly, which lost five of its top cartoonists in the attack of its headquarters that killed a total of 12, has hired two new talents: Algerian cartoonist Dilem, who has long been threatened by Islamic fundamentalists, and Pétillon, who draws for another French satirical weekle, Le Canard Enchaîné.

Charlie Hebdo used to be published at around 50,000 weekly copies. But the number of subscribers has multiplied after the Jan. 7 attacks, reaching 200,000.

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A New Calabrian Mob Alliance Sparks Shocking Violence — And More Women Victims

United to colonize the region’s north, two allied mob families from Calabria's 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate have resumed methods to establish themselves that have been abandoned for years. The result is as bloody as the Italian mob has been in memory.

Armed Italian Carabinieri and their vehicule by the side of the road at San Luca

Italian Carabinieri involved in the arrest of 'Ndrangheta mob members

Giuseppe Legato

CASSANO ALL’IONIO — Here in the northern reaches of Calabria, a new mob alliance is combining the old ‘ndrangheta and nomadic criminality that is distinguishing itself by its ferocity.

The ‘ndrina Abruzzese and the ‘ndrina Forastefano, two opposing coschemob families), who had been at war with each other in the early 2000s, have now allied to take over what remains of northern Calabria up to the border with the Basilicata region.

The 44 kilometers of Calabrian coastline between the towns of Villapiana and Rossano are bloodied by a war that hardly anyone talks about, and yet is still fresh.

Cruel, cynical, archaic, harsh: this new hybrid Calabrian mob is back to shooting people in the streets, and it doesn’t spare women. In one year, two have died, bringing the number of victims in the past 24 months to 15.

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