'We need to find a way to live together,' says UN chief in special plea for tolerance

Making an impassioned appeal for tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for understanding among all communities to heal the tensions within societies – a particularly poignant plea following yesterday's horrific attack on the staff at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and in the face of ongoing sectarian violence across Africa's Sahel region being fuelled by Boko Haram.

UN mourns slain French cartoonists

The United Nations agency tasked with defending freedom of expression, in solidarity with France, today joined the country in mourning those killed in the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.