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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

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

COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals
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COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals

The study, published in the journal Science on 24 September, 2020, saw scientists screen 800 antibodies isolated from 12 people who recovered from COVID-19

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

Bomb scare at Eiffel Tower: Paris police briefly evacuate monument, barricade surrounding area
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Bomb scare at Eiffel Tower: Paris police briefly evacuate monument, barricade surrounding area

The measures were taken after an anonymous caller told the police that a bomb had been placed inside the tower. Police later lifted the barricades and said that no signs of the bomb were found.

Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court
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Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court

Laurent Sourisseau, who was badly wounded when Islamist gunmen attacked the French weekly's office in Paris in 2015, also said that he doesn't want to be "dependent on the insane arbitrariness of fanatics"

World getting closer to passing 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit, says UN report
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World getting closer to passing 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit, says UN report

The latest report was the UN's annual update on “climate disruption” caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas

French weekly Charlie Hebdo reprints Prophet Mohammed caricature to mark start of trial for 2015 attack
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French weekly Charlie Hebdo reprints Prophet Mohammed caricature to mark start of trial for 2015 attack

Though two brothers who attacked the paper's offices in Paris were killed in the wake of the massacre, 14 alleged accomplices in the attacks will go on trial in Paris on Wednesday

Top French military officer arrested for sharing intelligence with foreign power; Russia link suspected
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Top French military officer arrested for sharing intelligence with foreign power; Russia link suspected

A treason investigation was opened in late July after the defence ministry alerted the Paris prosecutor's office to suspect activity n

Champions League: Bayern's win brings joy to Munich, scuffles break out in Paris as Police use tear gas
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Champions League: Bayern's win brings joy to Munich, scuffles break out in Paris as Police use tear gas

Unlike Munich, social distancing was forgotten in Paris as fans who hoped to celebrate their team's first ever Champions League triumph were left without a party to go to.

Major fire breaks out at 15th-century Nantes Cathedral in western France; arson suspected
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Major fire breaks out at 15th-century Nantes Cathedral in western France; arson suspected

The blaze that destroyed the church's grand organ and shattered stained-glass windows in Nantes, comes just over a year after a massive fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Coronavirus Outbreak: French tourism receives boost with partial reopening of Disneyland Paris
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Coronavirus Outbreak: French tourism receives boost with partial reopening of Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bastille Day 2020: History and significance of the day that marked onset of French Revolution 200 years ago
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Bastille Day 2020: History and significance of the day that marked onset of French Revolution 200 years ago

During the storming of Bastille in 1789, about a hundred people were killed and the event is now remembered as one of the pivotal points in the French Revolution

French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns as President Emmanuel Macron readies govt reshuffle
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French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns as President Emmanuel Macron readies govt reshuffle

Questions over Edouard Philippe’s job had swirled since mid-June when Emmanuel Macron declared he wanted to “reinvent” his presidency.

George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants
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George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, agonising reflections on race have spread far beyond the United States. In France, they have set off an unexpected reckoning in a country that has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals like equality and secularism, arguing that an emphasis on diversity, ethnicity or race would undermine unity and the social fabric.

La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz’s call to action on harsh reality of Paris’ suburbs, still resonates 25 years later
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La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz’s call to action on harsh reality of Paris’ suburbs, still resonates 25 years later

Before La Haine, few had imagined a Paris beyond its obvious romanticised associations. In 1995, then 28-year-old Mathieu Kassovitz gave us a portrait of Paris unlike any other, drained of all its colour and gloss.

Shanghai Disneyland reopens amid concerns over resurgence of coronavirus; Russia, US look at easing lockdown despite high number of cases
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Shanghai Disneyland reopens amid concerns over resurgence of coronavirus; Russia, US look at easing lockdown despite high number of cases

Global alarm was sounded on Monday over a potential second wave of coronavirus cases after Germany, relatively successful in slowing the outbreak, reported that infections had accelerated again

The Eddy review: Brilliant music and expertly crafted characters stumble as they dance to the tunes of a half-baked plot
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The Eddy review: Brilliant music and expertly crafted characters stumble as they dance to the tunes of a half-baked plot

The Eddy weaves together stories of well-written characters at a Parisian jazz club. But as music takes centre stage, the plot struggles.

Under lockdown in Europe, Indian students go online to protest inequalities back home, keep up with academics
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Under lockdown in Europe, Indian students go online to protest inequalities back home, keep up with academics

"All of us are fighting a global coronavirus pandemic, along with a failing political economy at the age of 24/25. And at the same time, we are trying to navigate through life — none of us are prepared for that. It is unprecedented,” says an Indian student living under lockdown in Europe