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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87
Arts & Culture

British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87

His crowning achievement arguably came in 1969, when he persuaded sugar trading firm Booker-McConnell to establish a literary prize to rival the French Prix Goncourt. The award, given annually, was later called the Man Booker Prize and is now known as the Booker Prize.

French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations
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French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations

French minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be "not a minute's respite for enemies of the Republic", after tens of thousands took part in rallies countrywide on Sunday

France to take part in 'national cohesion' rallies following beheading of teacher in Paris
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France to take part in 'national cohesion' rallies following beheading of teacher in Paris

The beheading of the history teacher on Friday has sparked outrage in France and memories of a wave of Islamist violence in 2015 sparked by caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed published by Charlie Hebdo

Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence
World

Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence

In Britain, which has suffered the greatest number of virus deaths in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has walked a tightrope between scientific advisors who are pushing for another nationwide lockdown and members of his Conservative Party who warn that such a draconian response would wreck the economy

Five people killed in France's Loche after two small aircraft collide; probe underway
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Five people killed in France's Loche after two small aircraft collide; probe underway

Two of the dead were in an ultra-light plane and three others in the other small aircraft. There were no reports of survivors

International friendlies: France crush Ukraine 7-1; Spain hold Portugal to a goalless draw
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International friendlies: France crush Ukraine 7-1; Spain hold Portugal to a goalless draw

France's 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine was the pick of the European friendlies on Wednesday as Spain clung on for a draw in Lisbon and Turkey saved pride with a late goal against Germany in Cologne.

French Open 2020: 'Young people give up', France's last champion Mary Pierce blasts Paris flops
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French Open 2020: 'Young people give up', France's last champion Mary Pierce blasts Paris flops

Only four French players reached the third round of this delayed 2020 tournament and only three made it to the last 16.

Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage
World

Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage

The changed world offers examples like Germany, Japan and Israel who have stitched alternative arrangements that could be multilateral (EU), bilateral (US-Israel), regional or creatively/strategically relevant, eg, the Quad

In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire
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In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire

Congolese artist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others are under trial for attempting to steal a 19th-century African funeral pole from a museum, a charge they have denied saying that they were simply trying to draw attention to the artwork's origin

Loud noise heard in Paris due to sonic boom from military jet, not blast, says police
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Loud noise heard in Paris due to sonic boom from military jet, not blast, says police

The noise, which was heard across the city, rattled Parisians who were already on edge after a knife attack outside the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last week

Long-time Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko 'must go', says French president Emmanuel Macron
World

Long-time Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko 'must go', says French president Emmanuel Macron

Thousands of Belarusians have taken part in huge rallies since the 9 August presidential election, which they say was rigged in favor of Lukashenko

Paris cleaver attack suspect says he wanted to target Charlie Hebdo over controversial cartoons
World

Paris cleaver attack suspect says he wanted to target Charlie Hebdo over controversial cartoons

The suspect, who said he was born in the Pakistani city of Mandi Bahauddin and is 18-years old, 'takes responsibility for his action,' a source close to the investigation told AFP

Two people stabbed outside Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris; French interior minister terms attack 'act of terror'
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Two people stabbed outside Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris; French interior minister terms attack 'act of terror'

The minister said the assailant arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, but his identity was still being verified

Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne beat Strasbourg 2-0 to go top after Nice lose to Montpellier
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Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne beat Strasbourg 2-0 to go top after Nice lose to Montpellier

Montpellier's defense kept Nice striker Kasper Dolberg quiet while veteran center half Daniel Congré took care of scoring duties with two in a 3-1 win.

French defence minister Florence Parly to visit India on 10 Sep to attend Rafale induction ceremony
India

French defence minister Florence Parly to visit India on 10 Sep to attend Rafale induction ceremony

The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on 29 July, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France

UEFA Nations League: France's Kylian Mbappe to miss Croatia match after positive COVID-19 test
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UEFA Nations League: France's Kylian Mbappe to miss Croatia match after positive COVID-19 test

Mbappe, who took part in Monday evening's training session before learning the result of his test, is the seventh Paris Saint-Germain player to contract the virus. Neymar was among the first to test positive last week.

UEFA Nations League: England, France earn narrow victories; Portugal score four past Croatia
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UEFA Nations League: England, France earn narrow victories; Portugal score four past Croatia

Gareth Southgate's men also survived going down to 10 men and seeing Birkir Bjarnason miss a late spot-kick for the hosts.

PSG announce three more COVID-19 positives; Steve Mandanda withdraws from France squad after contracting virus
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PSG announce three more COVID-19 positives; Steve Mandanda withdraws from France squad after contracting virus

Three more PSG players tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the number so far to six and throwing the club's start to the new season into chaos.

Donald Trump disparaged Americans who died in war as 'losers' and 'suckers': Report
World

Donald Trump disparaged Americans who died in war as 'losers' and 'suckers': Report

Trump made the comments as he begged off visiting the cemetery outside Paris during a meeting on 10 November, 2018