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World's media watches and waits as Toulouse standoff enters second day

Updated at 5:40 a.m. ET: TOULOUSE, France -- Police have lost contact with a 24-year-old gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al-Qaida and there has been no sign of life from his apartment in southwestern France for 10 hours, a senior official said Thursday.

More than a day after 300 police first surrounded the five-story building in a suburb of the city of Toulouse, Mohamed Merah, who has confessed to killing three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi, had yet to give himself up. Read the full story.