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A court sketch shows French police officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein attending their trial in Rennes on 16 March, 2015
18/05/2015 - France

French police aquitted over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots

Two French police officers, accused of failing to help two teenagers whose electrocution in 2005 in a power substation led to weeks of riots in the Paris suburbs, have been acquitted.
The Calanques at Marseille
17/05/2015 - FRANCE

Two found drowned off Marseille as teenagers missing at sea

The body of a drowned man was found off the coast at the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday morning and a second found early in the afternoon as rescue workers searched for two 16-year-olds ...
The coat of arms of Amilly, where Olympe Amaury
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

France's oldest woman dies aged 114 after holding title twice

France's oldest woman has died at the age of 114. Olympe Amaury only held the title correctly for 41 days, although she had been wrongly named the French doyenne in 2013-2014.

Nepalese police to rescue earthquake victims, Sankhu, Nepal, 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - Nepal

Second quake in Nepal, Paris deploys crisis unit

A 7.3-magnitude aftershock struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 335, just two weeks after the devastating quake that killed more than 8,150 people and injured more than ...
A man sits amid the ruins of his house in Kathmandu
27/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

Two French reported dead in Nepal earthquake

Two French nationals are reported to have died in Saturday's earthquake that killed some 3,700 people in Nepal and more are feared dead.
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.