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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Striking: Kylie Minogue caught the eye in a bold semi-sheer dress with a plunging frontage at the annual Australia Day Gala Dinner on Saturday night''
Kylie Minogue was on hand to personally collect a prestigious award in London on Saturday evening, but it was her dramatic gown that dominated proceedings at the city’s Australia House.
The 46-year-old was named Australian of the Year in the UK at the annual Australia Day Gala Dinner, and she caught the eye in a plunging semi-sheer dress that adequately showcased her slender frame.
With a striking embellished pattern the gown ensured Kylie stood out on a night honouring the artistic and entrepreneurial endeavours of Australians based in the United Kingdom.
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Tasteful: Kylie afforded her gown further opportunity to stand out by opting for minimal accessories, while a bold use of red lipstick gave the overall look an added splash of colour
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Saturday, 24 January 2015
WHATS NOW ? BREAKING NEWS'''SAUDI ARABIA WAMZIKA KING WAO ''KING ADBULLAH'' SO SAD'' HAKUNA KISICHO NA MWISHO''
Saudi King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave in Riyadh following his funeral this afternoon, less than a day after he died''
The body of King Abdullah has been buried in an unmarked grave in Riyadh less than 24 hours after his death plunged Saudi Arabia into mourning.
Family, friends and dignitaries from the Arab world crowded around the grave to pay their final respects after the monarch's funeral this afternoon.
King Abdullah's body was shrouded in a simple cloth as he was carried into the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh on a stretcher.
The royal died last night aged 90 after losing his battle with pneumonia and was buried in an unmarked grave, in keeping with Muslim traditions.
Tens of thousands gathered in the capital and Mecca to pay their respects, with Prince Charles set to visit the oil-rich Kingdom on behalf of the Queen to offer his condolences.
Thousands gathered in Mecca as King Abdullah was laid to rest in Riyadh after losing battle with pneumonia at the age of 90''
Family, friends and dignitaries from the Arab world crowded around the grave to pay their final respects following the monarch's funeral''
Tens of thousands gathered in Riyadh and Mecca to pay their respects, while foreign leaders congregated in the Saudi capital for the funeral''
Mourners crowd around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, with some taking pictures on mobile phones, at the Al-Od cemetary''
A member of the Saudi security forces stands guard as mourners pray at the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Od cemetary''
Abdullah's death was confirmed on state television yesterday with channels cutting to Koranic verses, which only happens following the death of a senior royal.
His funeral took place in Riyadh, where, in keeping with Muslim traditions, Abdullah's body was shrouded in a simple cloth as he was carried in by men wearing red-and-white checked headgear.
He was then buried in an unmarked grave, in a ceremony believed to show humility and respect for Allah.
Abdullah's predecessors and late half brothers have also been interred in unmarked graves, both in the al-Aoud cemetery where Abdullah will be buried and in other graveyards in other cities.
Prayers for Abdullah were led by King Salman, 79, who has succeeded his half-brother as King of Saudi Arabia.
The funeral was attended by Muslim heads of state and other senior figures, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Saudi King Salman pledged on Friday to maintain existing energy and foreign policies then quickly moved to appoint younger men as his heirs ''
The body of Saudi King Abdullah, laid on a prayer mat, is carried into the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh during his funeral''
The body of King Abdullah was carried into the mosque as his funeral began, less than 24 hours after Saudi Arabia was plunged into mourning ''
Mourners carrying the body of King Abdullah, wrapped in a shroud, during his funeral at Riyadh's Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosqu''
The body of King Abdullah, who died early in the morning and was replaced by his half-brother Salman, is held high by mourners at the funeral''
His funeral takes place after Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90 - plunging the country into mourning''
Also in attendance were Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, and Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
However, President Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi of Egypt, one of Abdullah's closest allies, was unable to attend due to poor weather preventing his departure from the Davos World Economic Forum.
Non-Muslim dignitaries will visit the new monarch and crown prince and other members of the Al Saud dynasty in the coming days.
Prince Charles, on behalf of the Queen, will also visit Saudi Arabia in the coming days to offer his condolences, Clarence House announced.
In a mark of respect, Buckingham Palace lowered its flag to half-mast.
Following evening prayers, the new King Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin was set to receive pledges of allegiance from other ruling family members, Wahhabi clerics, tribal chiefs, leading businessmen and other Saudi subjects.
The body of King Abdullah was shrouded in a simple cloth after being carried in to the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh''
Dozens of mourners attended the funeral prayer of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 23''
Leaders and mourners attend the funeral of Saudi King Abdullah at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh''
His body was shrouded in a simple cloth as he was carried from the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh on a stretcher''
The king's body was carried outside the mosque past the huge crowd of mourners and dignitaries on a stretcher carried by a group of men''
Abdullah's death was confirmed on state television with channels cutting to Koranic verses - only used following the death of a senior royal''
Death: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died last night aged 90 following a battle with pneumonia''
Sasa sijui ni nani aliweka hiyo sheria Saudi Arabia Wanawake wasiruhusiwe kuendesha magari '' sasa kule kungenifaa mimi maana sipendi magari na kuendesha magari mimi huona kama ni WANAUME PEKE YAO NDIYO HUTAKIWA KUENDESHA MAGARI'' KUMAMAMBI UPO APA EEEE'' Sasa na hawa WANAWAKE WASAUDIA UTAWAAMBIAJE ? YANI USIONE MAGARI MKUNDU UKAKUPASUKA ''MAMA BABOON TULIA LEA SOKWE WAKO ''WACHA WIVU WA MAENDELEO YA WENZAKO'' YANI WEWE ANDIKA KITABU KIZIMA UTAISHIA KUTUFANYIA KAZI BURE BILA MSHAHARA'' HHAHAHHAAA''
BORA YEYE KAFARIKI NA MIAKA 90 ''..UKAPUMZIKE KWA AMANI KING WA WENYEWE''
HEBU TIZAMA PICHA HIZI HAPA CHINI AKIWA NA HAWA MARAISI WA MAREKANI ''ALAFU HUTOKOSA JIBU'' WACHA YOUR JIBU HAPA''
President George W. Bush and King Abdullah, pictured during the former president's visit to Saudi Arabia in 2008
For the next three years, security forces battled militants, finally forcing them to flee to neighboring Yemen.
There, they created a new al-Qaida branch, and Saudi Arabia has played a behind-the-scenes role in fighting it.
Personally, King Abdullah 'retained a love of the desert, along with a love of horsemanship' throughout his life, according to the the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
He is also said to have loved to read, establishing two libraries - the King Abdulaziz Library in Riyadh, and one in Casablanca, Morocco.
Paying tribute to the late King, Saudi Arabian Princess Ameerah al-Taweel tweeted: 'A king that was not feared but loved by the Saudi people and the entire Muslim population.
'We did not lose a king today, we all lost a father.'
King Abdullah was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh in December to undergo medical tests, according to state media.
The royal court earlier this month said the king was suffering from pneumonia and had temporarily needed help to breathe through a tube, but that the procedure was successful.
His death was rumoured earlier today, however a member of the royal family took to social media to say reports of his death were premature.
'All that is being reported about King Abdullah's death is far from the truth,' Ibrahem al-Rawsa, identified as a journalist at state-run Saudi Press Agency, wrote on his Twitter account.TUMECHOTA NA KUMIMINA KUTOKA DM ILI MJIONEE''
The late Saudi king - pictured here with President Obama in 2010 - had been in hospital since December''
WHATS NOW ? HATUJAMUONA SIKU NYINGI ''HUYU HAPA NA DOLA ZAKE ISHIRINI MKONONI ''AND YES SHE IS 48 YEARS OLD'' YANI MIAKA NI NAMBA TU''MBUTA NANGA!!
All smiles: The brunette looked happy to be in the company of friends at West Hollywood's London Hotel''
The actress Halle had her white car valeted outside the venue and carried a $20 bill in her left hand, with her oversized handbag balanced on the elbow.
Halle flashed her Hollywood smile in conversation with friends and appeared to be beaming from what looked like a business meeting.
Special guest: The Hollywood moviestar had her car valeted outside the venue following a meet up''
PATA MTOKE WAKE AT FLORA LYIMO TZUK CHARRING CROSS ROAD LONDON ''
Miranda Korr! New photographs for Wonderbra's latest campaign have been unveiled, featuring Miranda Kerr''
She served as the first ever Australian Victoria's Secret Angel for six years before hanging up her wings in 2013.
But Miranda Kerr, 31, continues to put her stunning curves on display, thanks to her ongoing contract with lingerie giant Wonderbra.
In newly-unveiled shots for her latest campaign, the brunette beauty is seen displaying her defined abs and lean legs in a tantalising bra-and-panties set, teamed with patent black heels.
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Heavenly: Miranda served as a Victoria's Secret Angel for six years, before hanging up her wings in 2013
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WHATS NOW? SISTA AMEZAA MTOTO WA KIUME BAADA YA KULALAMIKA TUMBO LILIKUWA LINAMUUMA'' MBUTA NANGA' MDUDU NDANI YA KOKO LA EMBE KAINGIAJE? RUWA MANGI ''
The childbearing nun, originally from South America, claimed to have 'no idea' she was pregnant'
A cloistered nun has stunned her mother superior and sisters after giving birth to a baby boy after complaining of severe stomach pains.
The sister, who belonged to an order in Macerata, in the eastern Italian region of Le Marche, claimed to have no idea she was pregnant when she was rushed to hospital in agony, after which she gave birth.
The South American nun, who arrived at the convent in June, when it is supposed she was already pregnant, was taken to the emergency department of 'Bartolomeo Eustachio' di San Severino Marche by her fellow sisters.
Doctors quickly unravelled the cause of the mysterious ailment, Il Corriere Adriatico reported.
The baby was born healthy but remains in hospital to undergo more checks, while the nun's convent has expressed an interest in taking care of him, according to L'Unione Sarda.
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The case bears a striking similarity to that of a 33-year-old Salvadorean nun in Italy, who gave birth to a baby boy last year, whom she named after Pope Francis.
She told her social worker she did not feel guilty and would raise the child saying: 'I am so happy. 'He is a gift from God. I feel more of a mother than a nun.'
In 2011 a Congolese nun in an Italian order gave birth to a baby girl after being raped by a priest.
She gave up the baby for adoption but after being refused re-entry to the convent changed her mind and recovered the child.
Yani nasubiria kesho nimpigie dada yangu mkubwa ambae nae ni sista nun ''nimuulize ..HIVI DADA HUWA MNA DO AU ? MBUTA NANGA'' I CANT WAIT '' HAHHAHAAA'''
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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SEE YOU SOON ''YANI HAPA HAPA TENA BAADAEEE''
HAVE FABULOUS DAY MY FANS MY FOLLOWERS MY CUSTOMERS '' I LOVE NYIE MNO'' BILA NYIE SI MWAJUA NI KAMA CHAI BILA MAJANI YAKE'' MBUTA NANGA''
Thursday, 15 January 2015
WHATS NOW ? UK PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON KESHO WATAKUWA KWENYE MAZUNGUMZO MAZITO NA RAIS BARACK OBAMA YA KUANGAMIZA TERRORISM KUPITIA MITANDAONI NA MENGINE MENGI MAZITO KUHUSU DUNIA ''
CHEKENI MNAPIGWA PICHA WAHESHIMIWA ''MBUTA NANGA!!
Unusual: The President has agreed to host Mr Cameron, who all but endorsed him, close to the election'
Facebook had previously shut down his accounts because he’d discussed terrorism – but failed to relay concerns to the security services.
British security sources say they often have ‘considerable difficulty’ in accessing online communications on sites belonging to US-based internet companies, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo. Some of these say they can’t cooperate because they ‘need to protect users’ privacy’.
David Cameron will tomorrow urge Barack Obama to force US-based web giants to do more to tackle terrorism.
The Prime Minister will use talks in the White House to press for tougher action to require the companies to alert authorities to suspicious online exchanges, ban encrypted communications and store data.
He accuses them of failing to assist in the fight against terror, and insists they have a ‘moral duty’ to act.
Cyber-terrorism and surveillance will be central issues at the visit, which Tory strategists hope will be a pre-election ‘love-in’ between Mr Cameron and Mr Obama and boost the Prime Minister’s standing at home.
Unusually, the President has agreed to host Mr Cameron close to an election, apparently repaying the favour Mr Cameron made by visiting the US and all but endorsing him during the last presidential race.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in France, the leaders will focus on economic and national security — which they will argue are linked.
British officials said Mr Cameron, due to begin his two-day visit to Washington today, would seek support for a crackdown on terrorists using social networks and other websites to communicate and foment hatred.
An report last year into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby concluded that Facebook failed to pass on information that could have prevented his death, and that the website is a ‘safe haven for terrorists’.
One of his killers, Michael Adebowale, used it to express his intent to murder a soldier ‘in the most graphic and emotive manner’ five months before the attack, Parliament’s intelligence and security committee found.
Mr Cameron also wants a ban on encrypted communications services, such as Snapchat and WhatsApp, whose messages cannot be accessed by intelligence and security agencies even if they have a valid warrant.
A senior Government source said: ‘If you are talking about concerns around extremism and terrorism, one of the things clearly to talk about is how do we cooperate on this, how do we keep pace with developments in technology and capabilities and what our agencies need.
‘The Prime Minister’s objective here is to get the US companies to cooperate with us more, to make sure that our intelligence agencies get the information they need to keep us safe.’
Companies such as YouTube and Facebook insist they take terrorism seriously and share the British Government’s aims to prevent it. But they say it is not as clear-cut as preventing child abuse – where images are illegal and are immediately reported to the authorities and ‘fingerprinted’ so they do not recur.
Online videos involving terrorism, violence or incitement are already taken down when they are reported by users, and the perpetrators’ accounts are blocked. But material has to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There are 300 hours of video uploaded on to YouTube every minute, 12billion exchanges on Facebook every day and 500million tweets.
The firms insist the technology does not exist to automatically flag up alarming or provocative content, and so they rely on users reporting material.
WHATS NOW ? UNAWEZA KUPATA MAVAAZI HAYA AT FLORA LYIMO TZUK LADIES WEAR 113-119 CHARRING CROSS ROAD LONDON ''
Girls' day out: Maria Fowler enjoyed a fun day of shopping with her mother in Birmingham on Wednesday''
Last year ended badly for Maria Fowler when she was the victim of a savage physical attack.
But Maria Fowler, 28, has put all that behind her and looked happier than ever as she enjoyed a day of shopping with her mother in Birmingham on Wednesday.
The former TOWIE starlet and her lookalike mum opted for similar black boots as they hit the shops before enjoying a spot of lunch.
Maria paired hers with skinny jeans, a black top and leather jacket and topped up her look with a black hat.
Her mother opted for leather trousers and a furry jacker as they shopped up a storm.
Maria had a huge smile on her face and has clearly put her horrific attack last year behind her.
The brunette beauty was punched in the face and left with a bloody nose and cuts all over her body during the incident, which is now being investigated by police.
The brunette looks distraught in photos taken in the aftermath of the event, which show her with blood running down her chin and her legs.
MailOnline contacted Maria's representative, who said: 'Maria is still in shock so won't be commenting at the moment.'
But the 28-year-old star posted about her ordeal on Twitter, writing: 'I've felt better.'
Her fans were quick to come to her defence, telling her they hoped recovered soon and slamming those responsible for her attack.
Former Celebrity Big Brother star Nicola McLean also wished her friend well, writing: 'Big kisses and love to Maria Fowler. Anything I can do please let me know. There are [some] horrible people in this world.'
Dressed to impress: The former TOWIE star rocked a pair of black boots as she put last year's horrific attack behind her ''
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|NI MWENDO WA KUSHUHUDIA''|
Rais Dkt.Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na mkewe Mama Salma Kikwete wakiwasili katika uwanja wa ndege wa Maputo kuhudhuria sherehe za kuapishwa Rais Mpya wa Msumbiji Mhe. Filipe Nyusi kesho mjini Maputo. Bwana Nyusi anachukua hatamu za uongozi kutoka kwa Rais Armando Emilio Jacinto Guebuza anayemaliza muda wake.
(Picha na Freddy Maro)
Sunday, 11 January 2015
WHATS NOW ? NI MWENDO WA PROJECT '' WAANGALIE HAPA RIHANNA NA JAY Z 'YANI NI MAPENZI TELE TELE' WHERE IS BEYONCE ? MBUTA NANGA!
Well done: After the fight ended, Rihanna made sure to congratulate the man that helped make her a star, giving him a big hug''
Fight uniform: For the boxing, the singer dressed in a double denim ensemble wearing a pair of boyfriend fit jeans, which she cuffed at the ankle, and a long matching jacket over a white bodice''
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Friday, 9 January 2015
WHATS NOW ? BREAKING NEWS'' KILLERS SAID AND CHERIF KOUACHI 'WAMEULIWAA'UKIUWA KWA UPANGA UTAKUFA KWA UPANGA'' RUWA MANGI''
Police commandos stormed the print works where the Charlie Hebdo gunmen were holed up with a hostage and the terrorist brothers burst out from their lair all guns blazing''
Holed up in a printworks and surrounded by police, killers Said and Cherif Kouachi were unaware that commandos were being tipped off about their every move.
For, hidden in a cardboard box just yards away was 27-year-old Lilian Lepere.
And he was able to alert police about the location of the gunmen and the layout of the building.
For more than six hours the graphic designer passed on crucial information until the siege ended in a bloody shootout as the terrorist brothers, who had vowed to die as martyrs, burst out from their lair all guns blazing and were mown down in a hail of bullets.
A huge ball of fire erupted amid gunfire and explosions as French special forces shot dead the two Charlie Hebdo gunmen
From inside his claustrophobic hideout, Mr Lepere had first sent a text message to his father when the Kouachis took over the print works at Dammartin-en-Goele, a small town just north of Paris.
He wrote: ‘I am hidden on the first floor. I think they have killed everyone. Tell the police to intervene.’
It is understood he was in a locked room. He continued to provide vital information to police and special forces via his phone as snipers took up position on surrounding rooftops and helicopters buzzed overhead.
HONGERA SANA'' Lilian Lepere, 27, hid in a cardboard box as the Charlie Hebdo gunmen held a father-of-two hostage for eight hours'
Mr Lepere emerged unscathed from the shootout and was taken to a psychological assessment unit where it is understood he was to be reunited with his family last night.
A hostage held at gunpoint by the terrorists was also freed. The Kouachi brothers had been on the run since killing 12 journalists and police officers in a terror raid on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday.
As the huge manhunt for them continued, they dumped their stolen getaway car and fled on foot into a forest 50 miles north of the capital.
This morning they managed to evade the huge police dragnet and just after 8am hijacked a grey Peugeot 206 being driven by a woman teacher near Montagny-Sainte-Felicite, 30 miles north-east of Paris. Jean Paul Douet, the mayor of the village, said a colleague saw the men force the woman into the back seat.
‘She saw their weapons, and in particular their rocket-propelled grenade launcher,’ he said.
The teacher was freed unhurt soon afterwards, then dozens of police cars began chasing the fugitives along the N2 highway towards Paris. During the chase, shots were exchanged.
The brothers dumped their car and fled on foot to a family-run printing company on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goele.
They burst into the business – posing as armed police – and took the company’s boss hostage.
Armed police surrounded the building and sealed off the town of 8,000 people.
All businesses closed, nearly 1,000 children were evacuated from schools and the streets were left deserted except for lines of police vehicles and units of heavily armed officers clad in combat gear. Masked and helmeted troopers with automatic weapons were seen peering out of a blue helicopters buzzing overhead.
Michel Carn, a resident, said: ‘The whole zone is surrounded. We are confined to our homes.
‘We can hear helicopters and there’s one currently hovering over my house.’ With so many low flying police and army helicopters, some flights were unable to land at Paris’s main Charles de Gaulle airport seven miles away.
Incredibly, a salesman visiting the small print works office minutes after the gunmen seized it described an encounter with one of the fugitives – and even unwittingly shook his hand. ‘When I arrived my client came out with an armed man who said he was from the police,’ said the man, who gave his name only as Didier.
Al Qaeda brothers Cherif (left) and Said Kouachi were both shot dead by police as they tried to fight their way out of the industrial building''
The graphic designer was able to alert police about the location of the gunmen and the layout of the building''
French special forces sharp shooters on a rooftop at the scene of the bloody siege which saw both brothers mown down in a hail of bullets'
‘My client told me to leave so I left. I was in front of the door. I shook [my client] Michel’s hand and I shook the hand of one of the terrorists.’
He said the black-clad man who was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying what looked like a Kalashnikov rifle told him: ‘Leave, we don’t kill civilians anyhow.’
He said: ‘That really struck me, so I decided to call the police. I guess it was one of the terrorists.’
As the standoff continued, police attempted to negotiate with the brothers but were told: ‘We are ready to die as martyrs.’
Officers also scrambled phone signals after the terrorists reportedly called with a criminal associate.
As the siege continued, the town mayor’s office appealed on its website for residents to stay behind closed doors. Many workers were forced to stay huddled inside their offices and shops because it was too risky to venture onto the streets.
The gunmen's hostage, named as the company's director Michel Catalano (circled), is believed to have been rescued alive''
Mr Lepere's family and friends knew he had gone to work and tried in vain to reach him between 9 and 11am by phone and on Facebook''
A police helicopter hovers over Création Tendance Découverte, on an industrial estate outside Paris''
French gendarmerie intervention forces arrive at the scene in a Dammartin-en-Goele industrial zone'' FLORA LYIMO >KWA KWELI I'M SO PROUD OF YOU POLICE'' GOOD JOB 'GOD BLESS OUR WORLD POLICE '' AMEN''RUWA MANGI''
One of the pupils inside the Dammartin-en-Goele high school said by phone from inside, ‘We are scared’, adding: ‘We’ve called our parents to make sure they’re OK.’
A 60-year-old woman said her daughter worked close to the hostage scene. ‘My daughter told me, “Don’t be scared mummy, we’re well protected”.
She was calm but me, I’m scared. I’m really scared,’ the woman said, sobbing. The siege ended at just after 3pm, as dusk fell.
Commandos crept on to the roof of the building and set off a series of explosions before colleagues stormed in. At least two military helicopters containing special forces landed on the factory building, another in the grounds.
Members of the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) hovering in a helicopter at the dramatic siege involving Charlie Hebdo gunmen''
Defiant to the end, the terrorist brothers charged out firing Kalashnikovs at the security forces before being shot dead.
Teenager Atlantis Farina, who lives close to the scene, was returning home when he heard explosions.
‘The ground here started shaking, that is what shocked me most,’ said the 17-year-old.
‘Then there was lots of what sounded like gunfire, it sounded like the suspects were firing back at the police. ‘There was smoke too – like they had thrown a grenade. ‘I am so glad it is over, it brought panic to the area. My mum was very worried, and I was quite scared too.’
Residents living closest to the printworks had been evacuated from their homes minutes earlier, sparking fears the terrorist may have had bombs.
Alan Linck, a teacher who lives less than 100 yards from the scene, said: ‘They told us all to go.
‘Anti-vibration strips were fixed on the walls of the houses, I think because they were worried about a bomb explosion. I am very relieved it is all over.’
WAOKOLEWA NA POLISI 'KWA JINA LA YESU ''YANI MUNGU TUNAKUHITAJI HAPA DUNIANI KULIKO HUKO MBINGUNI BABA'''
A woman runs from the Paris kosher grocery store in tears as she is led away by French police after officers stormed the building today''
A man clutches a small boy close as they flee the Hyper Cacher store where they were held hostage today YANI NI MUNGU AMEWAKOMBOA ''AISEE 'SO SAD' MASIKINI KATOTO ''
Armed police swarm the entrances and exits to the Hyper Cache in eastern Paris after several shoppers were held hostage for several hours''
Officers stormed the supermarket minutes after two brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre were killed at a second siege on the outskirts of Paris''
French police named the hostage taker as Amedy Coulibaly (right). Police also named Hayat Boumeddiene (left) as helping him. However, it is no longer clear whether she was involved''
Earlier today, as news of the hostage situation broke, police ordered all shops in Paris' famed Jewish district to be immediately closed.
The mayor's office in Paris announced the closures of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris' Marais neighbourhood, in the heart of the tourist district and about a kilometre away from the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday.
A 20-year-old student was among the hostages taken at the kosher shop in Paris. The young woman, whose name remains unknown, called her uncle who works nearby from the basement of the building where she was being held.
Earlier reports that there was a serious incident developing near the Trocadero in central Paris were incorrect - it remains open and running after what was a false alarm.
The siege at the grocery store occurred after the Charlie Hebdo killers in Dammartin-en-Goele found themselves holed up with a hostage at a business premises further north - and were believed to have made contact with an associate.
Police immediately scrambled phone signals in the area – but not before the killers were able to make their call.
It was feared that Said Kouachi and his brother Cheriff contacted Amedy Coulibaly – and possibly ordered him to take hostages in a bid to force police to allow them to escape.
Police officers stop two people on a scooter at gunpoint as they arrived near the scene of the hostage taking earlier today''
The pair are aggressively wrestled to the ground by police officers who were tasked with preventing anyone coming and going from the scene''
A police officer takes aim upwards as he mans his position at the siege in eastern Paris''
Police officers take aim as they huddle behind a car after there were reports the gunman was armed with heavy weapons''
Police forces were stretched as they dealt with two hostage situations across Paris simultaneously''
French police wearing body armour and carrying rifles stand guard at the cordoned off scene''
Reports first claimed Coulibaly took at least six people hostage in the kosher grocery store but it was nearer to 20 by the time police stormed it''