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French weekly firebombed over Prophet Mohammed issue


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The office of French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris was destroyed in a petrol-bomb attack early Wednesday, a day after it named Prophet Mohammed as its ... Read more...

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Paris station bomb alert turns out to be hoax (Lead)


September 27th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 27 (IANS) A bomb alert that briefly suspended traffic via the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris turned out to be a hoax, the third such incident in two weeks, Paris ... Read more...

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Paris train station evacuated after bomb alert


September 27th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 27 (IANS) The train station of Saint-Lazare in Paris was evacuated Monday after a bomb alert, police said. Specialised personnel have been sent to investigate the nature of the incident, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (DPA) Paris police evacuated the Eiffel Tower late Tuesday after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been placed on the popular tourist attraction, France Info radio reported. Some 2,500 ... Read more...

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10 killed in heavy rains in France


June 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (DPA) At least 10 people have died and four were missing Wednesday after heavy rains lashed parts of southern France, French media reported. All of the fatalities occurred in the ... Read more...

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Picasso painting stolen from Paris museum


May 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 20 (DPA) Thieves have stolen five expensive paintings, including a work by Picasso, from the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France Info radio reported Thursday. Other works missing include ... Read more...

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Former Panamanian Despot, Manuel Noriega, Undergoes Extradition To France For Facing A Legal Trial


April 27th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Former Panamanian autocrat, Manuel Antonio Noriega, arrived early on Tuesday in France after his extradition from America.Noriega landed on an Air France aircraft at the ... Read more...

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46 killed as storm sweeps across Europe (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 28 (DPA) At least 46 people have died in a violent storm that swept across parts of Europe Saturday and Sunday. France was the hardest hit, with 40 people reported killed ... Read more...

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18 killed as storm batters France (Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 28 (DPA) At least 18 people have died in a violent storm that swept across France late Saturday and Sunday, France Info radio reported. Packing winds of up to 160 km ... Read more...

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14 killed as storm batters France


February 28th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 28 (DPA) At least 14 people have died in a violent storm that swept across France late Saturday and Sunday, France Info radio reported. Packing winds of up to 160 km ... Read more...

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Scores of Kurdish migrants washed up on Corsican shore


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 22 (DPA) More than 100 migrants were found early Friday washed up on a beach on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French media reported. According to France Info radio, many of ... Read more...

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Togo withdraws from football tourney after terror attack (Lead)


January 10th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Luanda, Jan 9 (DPA) Togo withdrew from the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament Saturday following a terror attack on the team bus that left the driver dead and at least two ... Read more...

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No sign of guard who made off with 11 million euros in France


November 6th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 6 (DPA) Police in the French city of Lyon were searching Friday for the driver of an armoured van who apparently made off with 11 million euros ($16.4 million) belonging ... Read more...

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Families of French soldiers killed in Afghanistan to sue officers


October 29th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 29 (DPA) The families of two of nine French soldiers killed last year in an ambush in Afghanistan are suing their commanding officers for reckless endangerment, the daily Le ... Read more...

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Roman Polanski arrested for his crime of 1978


September 28th, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Zurich, Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Director, producer, writer and actor Roman Polanski who molested a 13-year-old girl in 1978 in the US and later fled to France, was arrested today as ... Read more...

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Sarkozy falls ill, hospitalised


July 26th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 26 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken to hospital Sunday after falling ill while exercising, French media reports said. France Info radio said the incident occurred before noon at his ... Read more...

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12-year-old plane crash survivor leaves hospital


July 24th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 24 (DPA) The 12-year-old girl who miraculously survived the June 30 crash of a Yeminia Airbus A310 near the Comoros islands has left hospital care in Paris, France Info radio ... Read more...

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Woman spectator killed at Tour de France


July 18th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 18 (DPA) A 61-year-old woman watching the 14th stage of the 2009 Tour de France was killed Saturday when she was struck by a police motorcycle, the daily L'Equipe reported ... Read more...

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Over 300 cars torched ahead of French national day


July 14th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (DPA) Vandals in France set fire to 317 automobiles on the eve of Tuesday's Bastille Day celebrations, France Info radio reported Tuesday. That represents an increase of about seven percent ... Read more...

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Creature dubbed ‘Loch Ness monster of the Vosges’ threatens French village


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 22 (ANI): An elusive creature that has been dubbed the "Loch Ness monster of the Vosges" is being hunted by the French police, after residents reported seeing it on several ... Read more...

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Wreckage found in search area for missing Air France plane (Third Lead)


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo/Paris, June 2 (DPA) Wreckage has been found in the Atlantic Ocean possibly from the Air France plane that disappeared Monday with 228 people on board, a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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‘Spiderman 3′ actress Lucy Gordon commits suicide in Paris


May 21st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 21 (DPA) British actress Lucy Gordon, who portrayed reporter Jennifer Dugan in "Spiderman 3", has committed suicide in her Paris apartment, France-Info radio reported Thursday. Gordon took her own life Wednesday, ... Read more...

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First swine flu cases in France confirmed


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 2 (DPA) French Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said late Friday that swine flu had been "established" in a man and a woman who had recently returned from Mexico. "They are in ... Read more...

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Four hurt, 200 arrested as Tamil protest turns violent in Paris


April 21st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 21 (DPA) Four people were hurt and more than 200 were taken into custody when a protest demonstration by ethnic Tamils in Paris turned violent, France Info radio reported Tuesday. More ... Read more...

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Gunman kills three in France


April 14th, 2009 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 13 (DPA) At least three people were killed Monday when a man began shooting at pedestrians from the window of a block of flats in the northern French town of ... Read more...

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French workers take managers hostage over plant closure


April 8th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 8 (DPA) Workers at a French factory producing industrial adhesives have taken hostage a number of executives to protest the planned closing of the site, the daily Le Progres reported ... Read more...

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Frenchman has first-ever transplant of face, hands


April 7th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 7 (DPA) A team of French surgeons has performed the first-ever successful simultaneous transplant of a person's face and hands, French media reported Tuesday. The recipient, a 30-year-old man, was severely ... Read more...

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Eight injured in shootings at French nursery school


March 20th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (DPA) Eight people were slightly injured Friday when a man began shooting at women coming to pick up their children at a nursery school in the French city of ... Read more...

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Scientology to be put on trial in France for fraud


January 29th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 29 (DPA) The Church of Scientology, a controversial self-styled religion with many well-known Hollywood adherents, will be tried in Paris on charges of organised fraud, France-Info radio has reported.If found ... Read more...

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French veterans oppose Assad’s presence at Bastille Day parade


July 11th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 11 (DPA) The French government has banned a demonstration by French veterans meant in part to protest against the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an honoured guest at ... Read more...

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Sarkozy pays tribute to schoolchildren killed in collision


June 3rd, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, June 3 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday paid tribute to seven schoolchildren, aged between 12 years and 14 years, who were killed when a regional train slammed into their bus ... Read more...

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Former EADS co-chief arrested


May 28th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, May 28 (DPA) The former joint head of European aerospace company EADS, Noel Forgeard, has been arrested in the insider-trading scandal surrounding the company, France Info radio station reported Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Two dead as late-winter storm strikes French coast


March 11th, 2008 - 4:34 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, March 11 (DPA) Two people were killed when a storm with winds of up to 140 km per hour struck the French coast at Brittany and Normandy and then swept inland, ... Read more...

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Court rejects appeal to block book critical of Sarkozy


February 28th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, Jan 11 (DPA) A book in which the former wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls him a philanderer who is unworthy of being president went on sale Friday after a ... Read more...

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