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Rescued asylum-seekers about to disembark in port of Palermo, Sicily
24/08/2015 - Libya - Italy - France

Drama and joy at sea as MSF rescues children as young as 11

A growing number of West African children — some as young as 11 — are onboard unseaworthy vessels bound for Europe, warns French medical charity MSF, also known as Doctors Without ...
Algerians celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012
21/08/2015 - Algeria

Ghost of French colonialism haunts education debate in Algeria

A proposal for changing the way school children in Algeria learn how to read and write has sparked a storm of protest, underscoring sensitivities about language half a century after independence from ...
A 3D hand
17/08/2015 - FRANCE

French six-year-old receives 3D-printed hand

A six-year-old French boy was to receive an 3D-printed artificial hand on Monday evening. The hand will be replaced as Maxence Contegal, who was born without a right hand, grows.

17/08/2015 - Tennis

Andy Murray’s double celebration

Scottish tennis prodigy Andy Murray celebrated both the end of a losing streak to Novak Djokovic and the birth of a child for his coach Amélie Mauresmo on Sunday at the ATP Montreal ...
Nantes Canal in Rohan, Brittany
02/08/2015 - France

Four teenagers killed in road accident, Royal supports stricter speed limits

Four teenagers were killed in a road accident on Saturday night, whilst returning home from a private party, in Morbihan, northwest France. 10 others were in a critical condition on Sunday.
Antiretrovirals used in the treatement of HIV/Aids.
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - Canada

French teen born with HIV in remission 12 years on

A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment.
Riquet by Laurent Brethome
06/07/2015 - Report: Avignon Festival 2015

At 69, the Festival is keen to stay young

The Avignon Festival is setting out to conquer younger audiences. One way of encouraging this is by lowering the ticket price for the under 26s. Another is by increasing and improving the offer.
Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou
04/07/2015 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE

French soldier charged over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with paedophilia and recording pornographic images in France.

Court sketch of Dominque Cottrez.
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

Frenchwoman on trial for murder of eight of her own babies

A 46-year-old French nurse who has confessed to murdering at least eight of her own babies went on trial in the northern French city of Lille on Thursday.
Daniel Legrand at the court in Rennes on 3 June 2015
05/06/2015 - FRANCE

French child-sex ring accused acquitted after 14 years

A French court has acquitted one of the last people to be tried in a paedophilia ring case that has dragged on for more than a decade.
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