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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.


French press review 11 March 2015

The deaths of three French sports stars, along with five other French citizens and the two Argentine pilots, in a helicopter accident in Argentina on Monday dominate this morning's front pages.


French press review 10 March 2015

Death and taxation, those inescapable scourges of life after the Fall, dominate this morning's French front pages.

Bouygues CEO Martin Bouygues, who is still alive
01/03/2015 - France

Rumours of French industrialist’s death greatly exaggerated

France’s AFP news agency was forced to apologise on Saturday to billionaire industrialist Martin Bouygues after wrongly announcing that he was dead.
The Serre-Ponçon lake in the Hautes-Alpes.
28/02/2015 - France

French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall

Access to two French Alpine ski stations was cut off on Saturday morning after two giant rocks fell on the road on Friday afternoon.