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Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for violence, kidnapping and torturing protesters in 2012
21/04/2015 - Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls Morsi verdict biased

The 20-year jail sentence handed to ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday after he was found guilty of kidnapping, torturing and killing demonstrators in 2012 was biased, says a ...
Allied troops land at Arromanches in Normandy on D-Day 1944
21/04/2015 - France - Germany - United Kingdom

Churchill's French saboteur "Bob" Maloutier dies at 92

A French secret agent who was a sabotage specialist for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II has died at the age of 92.
French gendarmes block demonstrators at the gates of the Reunion Marine Reserve building in Saline les Bains after a surfer was attacked by a shark in 2012
12/04/2015 - FRANCE - Reunion island

13-year-old killed by shark off France's Réunion island

A 13-year-old boy was killed by a shark off the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Sunday, the sixth death due to a shark attack there in four years.
French MPs have voted to ban incitement to anorexia
02/04/2015 - France

France to fine 'pro-anorexia' websites

French MPs have voted to make encouraging anorexia a crime, punishable by up to a year in prison and a 10,000-euro fine.
Louchats town hall.
20/03/2015 - France

Bodies of five babies found in southwestern France

The bodies of five newborn babies were found on Thursday in a house near Bordeaux, southwestern France.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Gaza,  200. File photo.
17/03/2015 - France - Palestine

French experts confirm Arafat not poisoned

French experts confirmed on Monday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not poisoned. His death in 2004 sparked conspiracy rumours that he had been poisoned by polonium.

Homes destroyed by the cyclone Pam in Port Villa, Vanuatu, Pacific Island, 16 March 2015.
16/03/2015 - France - Vanuatu

France sends aid missions to Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam hits

France on Monday sent aid missions to Vanuatu after the cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island during the weekend. More than 100,000 people are reported to have lost their home.


African press review 16 March 2015

The South African front pages are dominated by the tragic death on Sunday of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane.
Clashes between riot police and French youths in the Paris suburb of Aulnay sur Bois, 3 November 2005, file photo.
16/03/2015 - France

French police officers go on trial over teenagers death

In Rennes - Brittany-  the trial begins on Monday for two police officers - a decade after the death of two teenage men that prompted riots in disaffected communities across France.

The French influenza epidemic has so far affected 2,8 million people in 2015.
12/03/2015 - France

Record winter mortality rate in France blamed on flu

France registered a record high mortality rate in February. Influenza is thought to be the main cause with more than 10,000 increase in winter death.