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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.
Over two million people have caught flu in France this winter
20/02/2015 - France

France declares flu emergency as over two million cases recorded

Two million people have caught flu this winter in France and there are more to come, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned as she launched an emergency plan to deal with the epidemic.
Fans face police in Cairo on Sunday
10/02/2015 - Report: Egypt

Egyptian officials under fire over Sunday’s Zamalek Ultras’ deaths

The Egyptian authorities are facing questions after saying the deaths of at least 19 football fans on Sunday were due to a stampede.
Haveu snow has hit French mountain regions this weekend
01/02/2015 - France

Ski stations cut off, 11 injured as heavy snow hits much of France

Access to ski stations was closed in the French Pyrenees mountains on Sunday after 48 hours of heavy snow that have seen 11 people injured across the country.
Alexander Litvinenko, File 2006.
27/01/2015 - Britain - Russia

London court examines Russia's alleged involvement in Litvinenko death

In the UK, a public inquiry into the death of former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko gets underway in London on Tuesday. Litvinenko died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison in 2006.
An avalanche.
25/01/2015 - France

Six skiers found dead after avalanche in French Alps

The bodies of six experienced skiers have been found in the French Alps, police said after a day-long search in the Queyras mountain range.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims the network's global leader Ayman Al Zawahri ordered the Charlie Hebdo attack.
14/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed it planned and financed last week's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in a video posted online on Wednesday.


African press review 13 January 2015

Kenya's government digs in its heels in the face of a teachers' strike. Egyptian students have to be careful what books they are seen to be reading.

French press review 13 January 2015

French papers look at Charlie Hebdo's next issue which appears tomorrow despite last week's massacre. There's debate on toughening up security and how Europe should respond.