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Paris Attacks: Watch The Eagles Of Death Metal Give Their First Full-Length Interview Following Bataclan Shooting

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We can't even being to imagine what this must have been like for them.

As you're surely aware, Paris went through a series of terrorist attacks almost two weeks ago that left 130 people throughout the city dead.

89 of those victims were attending a concert at the Bataclan on Nov. 13 to see the band Eagles of Death Metal perform, and while the members have spoken out about the massacre and the loss of their merchandise manager Nick Alexander, their first full sit-down interview was released on Wednesday.

Related: EODM Drummer Wants Band To Finish Bataclan Concert

VICE spoke with co-founder/vocalist Jesse Hughes, bassist Matt McJunkins, guitarist Eden Galindo, drummer Julian Dorio, and sound engineer Shawn London about their terrifying experience, as well as co-founder Joshua Homme who was not at the venue the night of the shootings.

It's an incredibly moving 26-minute piece, and while many would probably see the killings as reason to never play again, EODM stated that they're actually doing the opposite — using the ordeal to provoke positive change in the world.

Ch-ch-check out Eagles of Death Metal's emotional in-depth interview (below)!!!

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State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Amid Increased Terror Threats

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The government wants to help everyone stay safe this holiday season.

The U.S. State Department is urging citizens to be careful this holiday season.

In light of the recent terror attacks all across the globe, government officials have issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday to inform Americans of the possible risks.

Related: Police Confirm Paris Attack Mastermind Killed

The Department writes on its travel page:

"Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da'esh), al-Qa'ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests."

The site continues by referencing recent terror targets and tragedies, adding:

"Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da'esh return from Syria and Iraq. Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis. Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services. In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali. ISIL/Da'esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt."

In order to keep citizens informed and cautious during the popular travel time, the Department also offered up suggestions about ways to stay safe, saying:

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New ISIS Propaganda Video Includes Shots Of Times Square

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Police say there is no specific threat.

ISIS has released a new propaganda video that references New York City.

The clip began circulating the internet on Wednesday, showing footage of what appears to be a suicide bomber constructing an explosive for a belt.

Shots of Times Square are spliced in-between those of a faceless individual building a suicide belt. The footage shows taxis, crowds, and notable NYC storefronts.

Related: Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Paris Attacks

The video did NOT show a bomber or radicalist in the city itself. But the clip did include video of French President François Hollande speaking after last week's tragic Paris attacks.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Stephen Davis acknowledges that this appears to be a threat towards the Big Apple, saying in a statement:

"While some of the video footage is not new, the video reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target."

He made it clear that the police are treating the matter incredibly seriously, even though there is no word of any immediate threat, continuing:

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Paris Attacks: Eagles Of Death Metal Speak Out About The Crew Member They Lost At The Bataclan

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We cannot even begin to imagine what they're going through right now.

The world was shocked last Friday when terrorist attacks on Paris left 129 people dead, including 89 people at the Bataclan concert venue.

Now, five days later, the band that was performing when terrorists opened fire on the audience is speaking out.

Related: Justin Bieber Pens Open Letter To Paris Attack Victim

Eagles of Death Metal managed to escape the building before they were taken hostage, but unfortunately not all of their crew members made it out alive.

Bandmates Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme took to Facebook Wednesday morning to address their sorrow over the loss of their merchandise manager Nick Alexander, as well as the other slain industry personnel, saying:

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Paris Attacks: 2 Dead, 7 Detained In French Police Raid Against Paris Attackers — But Is The Mastermind Still At Large??

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On Wednesday, two terror suspects were declared dead with seven others being detained in custody after an intense shootout in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Whoa.

The security operation was in response to the deadly attacks in the City of Lights that shook the world last week. It's reported the operation was meant to target the ringleaders of the terrorism strike — specifically Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam.

The French police concentrated their mission in one particular residence building in the suburb where the targets had barricaded themselves. 15 residents, including women and children, were evacuated prior to the cops flooding the small town with heavy backup.

Related: Geraldo Rivera Travels To France To Find His Daughter

According to sources, one woman who was suspected by the authorities ended her life by blowing herself up via suicide belt.

In fact, the town's residents were certainly not far from the terrifying action.

One source noted:

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German Soccer Match Canceled, Stadium Evacuated After 'Serious' Indication Of Explosive Materials

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Another possible terrorist attack may have just been thwarted.

HDI-Arena in Hannover, Germany was evacuated Tuesday afternoon just 90 minutes before a friendly match between the German national team and Netherlands was set to take place.

Hanover police chief Volker Kluwe told local media outlets that the game was cancelled after multiple "serious" threats were received warning of a potential attack similar to what happened in Paris, France.

While no explosive materials have been confirmed, several reports have indicated that a truck filled with bombs disguised as an ambulance was located outside of the stadium.

What makes this thwarted attack even more eerily similar to the fatal killings in Paris on Friday is that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was scheduled to attend the game, just as President François Hollande was watching his match.

There have also been reports that a concert venue similar to the Bataclan has been evacuated.

We'll continue to update you as the story develops.

Stay safe, everyone.

[Image via Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Associated Press.]

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Paris Attacks: Watch President Obama Speak About Destroying ISIL In His Strong Closing Remarks At G20

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President Barack Obama was in Turkey this week for the G20 Summit, a meeting of world leaders to take on economic and other geopolitical global issues.

Not surprisingly, part of the meetings were concentrated upon the recent horrific terror attacks in Paris, and President Obama was sure to mention the attacks — as well as what world leaders were planning on doing about it — in his closing remarks to media members present at G20's final day.

Related: Geraldo Rivera Breaks Down On Live TV Regarding His Daughter Who Was In Paris At The Scene Of The Attacks

Watch President Obama (above) discuss the importance of pursuing the terrorists in every way — through economics, diplomacy, and humanitarian means — while ensuring the safety of the American people and their allies.

What did you think about President Obama's measured response?

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