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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.

Turkey mine disaster : recriminations remain
22/05/2014 - International report

Turkey mine disaster : recriminations remain

The owners of the disaster-hit mine in Turkey have been robustly defending themselves amidst growing criticism. The government too is also under fire for its handling of the disaster.

Jean-Luc Dehaene
16/05/2014 - France - Belgium

Belgium's former prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene dies in France

French President François Hollande paid homage to former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene Thursday. The pro-European politician died in France after a bike accident.