UPDATE: 11:17 p.m. EST -- A survivor from the Bataclan concert hall hostage situation in Paris told CNN she was able to remain alive by pretending to be dead for more than an hour. Isobel Bowdery, 22, who is from South Africa, said she thought of loved ones while held hostage in an attack that left at least 100 people dead.

"It was important that if I was going to die, if the next bullet was for me, then I left saying I love you," Bowdery said. "So I said it to every single person I've ever loved. And in that way it felt OK to die, because I had love in my heart."

Bowdery's account of the attacks posted to Facebook went viral earlier in the week.

UPDATE: 10:29 p.m. EST -- Following Friday's attacks in Paris, leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit declared that they "strongly condemn" all acts of terrorism, even though the summit focuses on business and economic issues. U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders from 20 other countries attended the summit in Manila, Philippines. 

The leaders released a statement that emphasized the "urgent need for increased international cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terrorism," the Associated Press reported.

Original story:

French President François Hollande plans to press U.S. President Barack Obama to act with more urgency in the fight against the Islamic State group when the presidents meet next week, according to the Guardian. Hollande will visit Washington, D.C. , on Tuesday. 

“The message that we want to send to the Americans is simply that the crisis is destabilizing Europe,” said a diplomat, who did not wish to be named. “The problem is that the attacks in Paris and the refugee crisis show that we don’t have time. There is an emergency.”

Hollande declared Wednesday that France would offer asylum to 30,000 refugees over the next two years, the Washington Post reported. None of Friday's attackers has been identified as a Syrian refugee, but he acknowledged the speculation circulating.

"Some people say the tragic events of the last few days have sown doubts in their minds," said Hollande, adding that the country would still honor its commitment.

World leaders have struggled with how to respond to Friday's Paris attacks, which killed at least 129 people. French officials said Hollande will remind Obama that immediate action is critical in Syria in order to remediate the refugee crisis. 



A suspect identified as Abdelhamid Abaaoud was believed to have organized Friday's shootings and explosions from Syria.

There were conflicting reports Wednesday on whether Abaaoud was killed in an early-morning raid conducted by French police in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. French officials said Wednesday they could not confirm Abaaoud was one of the two killed in the raid, but the Washington Post cited two senior European officials involved in the investigation who said he was dead.