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Ebola vaccine trial at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre , 17 septembre 2014
18/09/2014 - France - Africa

First French Ebola patient to be airlifted home

A French volunteer for the Doctor Withouth Borders (MSF) NGO, infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia, was to be airlifted to Paris on Thursday.
The scene of the accident at Brétigny-sur-Orge
18/09/2014 - France

French rail company charged with manslaughter over fatal 2013 crash

France’s state-owned rail company was charged with manslaughter on Thursday over the deaths of seven people in the 2013 derailment of a high-speed train.
Somali government soldiers during the attack
01/09/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack Somali intelligence HQ

Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
A box jellyfish
26/08/2014 - Thailand - France

Thailand warns of box jellyfish danger after French boy's death

Thai authorities have warned tourists to be alert over the potentially lethal box jellyfish after a five-year-old French boy died from its sting in a popular resort.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
23/08/2014 - France - Algeria

Algerian man dies while being deported from France, investigation opens

An investigation is underway to examine the circumstances around the death of an Algerian man who died at a Paris airport on Thursday night as he was being deported from the country.

The A25 motorway in northern France
26/07/2014 - France

Thousands caught in 600km traffic jams as French head for summer holidays

Thousands of motorists are caught in 600km of traffic jams on France’s roads on Saturday as holiday-makers head for south and others headed home.
French Health Minister Marisol Touraine
16/07/2014 - France - West Indies

French health minister visits West Indies over chikungunya epidemic

French health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on Wednesday for a visit to assess a major epidemic of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by ...
Doctor Nicolas Bonnemaison and his wife, Julie, at the court in Pau earlier this month
25/06/2014 - France

French mercy-killing doctor acquitted

A French court has acquitted a doctor who ended the lives of seven terminally ill patients.
Vincent Lambert's nephew François Lambert talks to the press
25/06/2014 - France - European Union

European court orders France to keep paraplegic on life support

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to keep a man who has been in a vegetative state for six years on life support, overruling France’s highest court.

France's national rail company SNCF workers clear off tracks from branches fallen from trees, files July 2013
22/05/2014 - France

Three die in French storms

Stormy weather, violent winds and strong rains in southern parts of France, on Wednesday and overnight, have left three people dead and at least 28.000 homes without power.