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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
27/10/2014

African press review 27 October 2014

SA’s violence claims the life of its national team’s captain. Rating agencies atch out for mini-budget follow-up. Zimbabwe’s v-p denies plotting to oust Mugabe.
Reducing the age of criminal responsibility in Brazil
24/10/2014 - International report

Reducing the age of criminal responsibility in Brazil

Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world. Over 50-thousand people are murdered there every year but only 4-thousand of those cases are ever solved.
Fighting crime in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro
23/10/2014 - International report

Fighting crime in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Over the past five years in Brazil, life for many in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or socially deprived areas, has improved.
A Roma camp
18/10/2014 - France

One killed, two hurt in brawl over power supply in French Roma camp

One person has been killed and a dozen wounded in a shooting in a Roma camp on the outskirts of the south-western French city of Toulouse.
French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines
13/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines

A former French sex worker has just completed a 800-km march across France pushing for the government to deliver on its promise to fine prostitutes' clients.
Rosen Hicher (L) is greeted by Women's Rights Minister Pascale Boistard on arrival in Paris
12/10/2014 - Report: France

French ex-prostitute ends long march to support fines for clients

A former sex worker on Sunday finished an 800-kilometre hike to Paris in an effort to persuade the French Senate to endorse a bill that would fine prostitutes’ clients.
Jack O'Connell and Corey McKinley in Yann Demange's '71
12/10/2014 - Report: France - UK

British social realism scores at French film festival

The Northern Ireland Troubles, rural frustration and “honour killings” were some of the bleak subject matter at this year’s Festival of British Film in the French town of Dinard.
Gendarmes investigating arms trafficking the eastern city of Reims
08/10/2014 - France

French police break up online arms trafficking ring

French police have broken up a huge online trafficking ring and taken 44 people into custody in simultaneous dawn raids on Tuesday morning all over France.

The criminal court of Aix en Provence.
03/10/2014 - France

12-year sentence for HIV-positive man who knowingly infected partners

An HIV-positive Frenchman was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Thursday for knowingly infecting one of his partners and exposing five others to the virus.

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