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Thousands take part in rallies across France in honour of teacher Samuel Paty

Thousands take part in rallies across France in honour of Samuel Paty, the teacher who was beheaded for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. People in the Place de la République in Paris carried the slogan “Je suis enseignant” (I am a teacher), with PM Jean Castex saying: “We are France!” Thousands […]

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Teacher hacked to death in France for showing pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammad

A middle school teacher in France was hacked to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, which is considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol a few streets away from the scene of the attack […]

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Nadal wins 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s all-time record with 20th grand slam

Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title. The triumph is an iconic moment in the history of men’s singles tennis as Nadal equalled […]

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Injury forces Serena Williams to withdraw from the French Open

Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to do so. The US tennis star, who turned 39 this week, had been due to play Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round in Paris later, but after warming up for the match decided the injury was too […]

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Two people stabbed in Paris, terror probe opened

Two people were seriously injured after they were stabbed in Paris near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Two suspects have been arrested. One of them was seized in the nearby Bastille area with blood on his clothing, police said. Anti-terrorism police have taken over the investigation. A security cordon has been […]

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30-year-old man found dead in abandoned 18th century Parisian mansion during renovation

French authorities have opened up an investigation after a 30-year-old corpse was found in a basement during renovations of a Parisian mansion that sold for about $57.7 million. The property, located in Paris’ exclusive central 7th district, comes complete with an interior courtyard and private gardens. “Historically, it is an important building. Many people lived […]

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France claims it killed al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel in Mali

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel. “On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali,” French Armed […]

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With humans gone, birds takeover Paris landmarks

The two doves resting on the plinth of a statue in front of Paris’s Musee D’Orsay had struck out boldly from their usual habitat: to get there from the River Seine involves waddling across a four-lane highway. But these days, traffic on the road is rare because of the coronavirus lockdown in force in the […]

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Zebra, Horses escape circus, run through Paris streets

Residents of a Paris suburb were recently surprised to see a zebra and two horses running loose on the streets of the town. Videos on social media show the animals cantering on the streets alongside cars as spectators look on in amazement and confusion. The incident occurred when the animals managed to escape from their […]

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France: The world’s most visited museum shuts amid coronavirus fears

The Louvre in Paris, the world’s most visited museum, closed to visitors on Sunday after staff refused to work due to coronavirus fears, unions and management said. Around 300 staff met in the morning and voted “almost unanimously” not to open, Christian Galani of the CGT labour union told AFP, leaving many would-be visitors disappointed. […]

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60-year-old teacher becomes first French casualty of the coronavirus

A 60-year-old teacher has become the first French casualty of the coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Wednesday. The man died overnight in a Paris hospital, bringing the coronavirus death toll in the country to two, said the ministry”s deputy head Jerome Salomon. The first victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who died in hospital […]

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Global terror financing watchdog continues Pakistan in Grey List

Global terror financing watchdog FATF on Friday decided continuation of Pakistan in the ‘Grey List’ and warned the country of stern action if it fails to check flow of money to terror groups like the LeT and the JeM, sources said. The decision was taken at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary in Paris. […]