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French Riviera floods leave 17 dead

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 21:16

At least 17 people die after violent storms and flooding hit the French Riviera, including three elderly people who drowned in their retirement home.
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VIDEO: Flash floods tear through French Riviera

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:10

Violent storms and flooding have hit southeast France, killing at least 13 people with six more missing, officials said.
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VIDEO: Must See: Dog chases bears away

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 13:06
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: Monrovia

A French bulldog named Jewel has been caught on CCTV casing bears out of her owner's back garden in Monrovia, California.
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VIDEO: Cars swept away in France flooding

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 8:04
related places: Cannes

Footage filmed on the streets of Cannes shows cars displaced in the aftermath of flooding that has killed at least 13 people.
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Channel Tunnel trains back to normal

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 5:24

Eurotunnel and Eurostar services are running to schedule again following delays caused by more than 100 migrants broke into the Calais terminal.
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French rebel over music language quotas

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 0:50

French radio rebels over language quotas
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Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 0:13

The patients subjected to intimate examinations - without consent
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VIDEO: Scorpions seized at Paris airport

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 22:29
related places: Paris

Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris have seized 115 live scorpions in two separate shipments.
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VW faces further inquiries in Europe

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 14:09

France and Italy launch investigations into Volkswagen over the rigging of emission tests.
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VIDEO: Paris aims to stub out cigarette litter

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:22
related places: Paris

Paris is tightening fines for smokers who drop cigarette butts on the pavement - after cleaning up 350 tonnes of the litter each year.
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Paris smokers face stiff fine for butts

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:55
related places: Paris

Smokers caught flicking cigarette stubs on to the pavement in Paris face a €68 (£50) fine under stricter measures.
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VIDEO: African immigrants shut out in Quebec

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 2:45
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec

Rude awakening for Canada's French-speaking immigrants
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Franco-Dutch deal ends Rembrandt spat

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

France and the Netherlands agree to buy two 17th-Century Rembrandt wedding portraits, settling their differences and preventing a bidding war.
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VIDEO: Two Uber bosses on trial in France

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:47

Two executives from the low-cost taxi service Uber have gone on trial in France over various charges including engaging in deceptive commercial practices.
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French raid 'kills IS child soldiers'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria

An activist group reports that France's first air strike on Islamic State in Syrian territory killed 30, including 12 child soldiers.
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Man killed on Eurotunnel tracks

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A migrant has been killed on the Eurotunnel tracks trying to make it to the UK, French authorities and Eurotunnel confirm.
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Dieudonne evicted from Paris theatre

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:42
related places: Dieudonne, Paris

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne is ordered to vacate the Paris theatre where he has been performing for the last 15 years.
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Alarm in Nice over Nazi banner display

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 16:07
related places: Nice

French officials reassure people in Nice after a film crew caused alarm by hanging a huge Nazi banner on a government building.
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Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Paris

Paris toilet ladies lose court case against Dutch firm
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WW2 veterans given France's top honour

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifteen British veterans of World War Two are awarded France's highest honour for the role they played in the country's liberation from the Nazis.
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Migrant killed in UK-bound lorry

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

A 20-year-old Iraqi has been found dead in a UK-bound lorry in Calais port, French authorities say.
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New Zealand declares new ocean reserve

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 4:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand reveals plans to turn an area of the South Pacific ocean about the size of France into a marine reserve.
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London pulls out of 2017 Tour start

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London turns down the chance to host the start of the 2017 Tour de France because of cost concerns, angering the race owners.
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France launches Syria anti-IS strikes

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Syria Syria

France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Syria, destroying a training camp in Deir al-Zour, President Hollande says.
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VIDEO: Crowds out for Paris 'car-free' day

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 14:22
related places: Champs, Paris

Crowds of pedestrians and cyclists converge on the Champs-Elysees in Paris as the city holds a "car-free" day.
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Hinkley owner defends cost of new plant

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:23

The head of French company EDF, which owns the Hinkley Point nuclear power station, defends its plan to build a new plant at the Somerset site.
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A delayed tribute to France's most famous woman artist

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 1:13

Saluting the first internationally celebrated woman artist
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VIDEO: How to get in touch with your 'clown'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 23:43

A look at France's leading clown "guru" Philippe Gaulier and his school for clowns.
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France sells 'Russian' ships to Egypt

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Egypt agrees to buy two Mistral warships, almost a year after France halted their sale to Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
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50 pupils and staff ill on Europe trip

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Fifty children and staff have been taken ill while returning from a school trip to France and Belgium.
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FN leader Le Pen told to stand trial

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:56

The National Front leader will stand trial on charges of inciting racial hatred for comparing Muslims praying to the Nazi occupation of France.
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Moroccans win case against French rail

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:02
related countries: Morocco Morocco

French rail operator SNCF is ordered to pay €150m ($170m; £110m) in damages for discriminating against more than 800 Moroccan staff.
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France's Eiffel Tower shut amid alert

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 19:34

France's famous Eiffel Tower is closed for several hours amid a security alert, after a man carrying a rucksack was seen scaling the structure.
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Sunday's gossip column

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 7:13

Paris St-Germain want Mourinho, Guardiola on Manchester United's radar, Balotelli to eventually cost Liverpool £30m, plus more.
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RWC gossip: England's £6m incentive

Friday, September 18th 2015, 9:28

England's World Cup jackpot, France coach lands a parking fine, Australia are all smiles, plus more.
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Man held in Rotterdam train alert

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Paris, Rotterdam

Dutch police in Rotterdam arrest a man who locked himself inside a toilet aboard a Paris-bound Thalys train.
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WW1 weapons 'taint farmers' crops'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 16:18

Farmers in northern France are ordered to destroy this year's produce because of pollution caused by World War One armaments left in the soil, French media say.
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Five cities bid for 2024 Olympics

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Italy Italy
related places: Paris, Rome

Los Angeles, Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Paris will compete to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.
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Seven dead in French Alps avalanche

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 14:13

Seven climbers have been killed and another seriously injured after an avalanche in the French Alps, local officials say.
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Row over new French central bank head

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 12:53

Nearly 150 French economists have protested against the appointment of a former BNP Paribas banker to head the French central bank, fearing a conflict of interest.
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Ogier wins third world rally title

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 7:41

Sebastien Ogier's seventh win of the season gives the French driver a third successive World Rally Championship.
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Murray loses US Open doubles final

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: New York, Pierre

Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers are beaten by French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in New York.
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VIDEO: Engineer prints his own violin

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 2:34

A French engineer says he has created the first ever 3D printed electric violin.
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French consul sold boats to migrants

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Bodrum

France suspends its honorary consul in the Turkish port of Bodrum after a report showed dinghies being sold to migrants from a shop that she owns.
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Two more Galileo satellites launched

Friday, September 11th 2015, 6:50
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Europe continues the roll-out of its Galileo sat-nav system with the launch of a further two spacecraft from French Guiana.
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Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:24

French great stirs row from beyond the tomb
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Froome set to miss World Champs

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 13:31

Two time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is set to miss the World Road Cycling Championships with a broken foot.
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Toulon deny French doping allegations

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 12:16
related places: Toulon

Triple European rugby union champions Toulon have denied allegations of doping made against them in French media.
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French hope to ease Russia sanctions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 11:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has said that following recent ceasefire progress in Ukraine, he hoped to see the end of sanctions on Russia.
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France to prepare for IS air strikes

Monday, September 7th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Syria Syria

President Francois Hollande of France says he has ordered preparations to start for air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria.
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VIDEO: Kapoor sculpture vandalised again

Monday, September 7th 2015, 3:05
related places: Versailles

A sculpture by Sir Anish Kapoor on show at France's Palace of Versailles has been vandalised and covered with slogans, some of which are anti-Semitic.
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Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 13:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The French secret service frogman who sank the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship 30 years ago in New Zealand apologises for his actions.
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GB men's eight win world title

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's men's eight retain their world title in France after winning the latest battle in their rivalry with Germany.
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France 19-16 Scotland

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 20:59
related places: Paris

Scotland are defeated in their final World Cup warm-up, but leave Paris encouraged by a battling display against France.
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Glover & Stanning retain world title

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win World Championships gold, as Britain claim five medals on Lake Aiguebelette.
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VIDEO: Underwater treasures go on display

Friday, September 4th 2015, 22:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Paris

Rare ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered underwater are going on display in Paris for the first time.
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Farmers stage Paris tractor protest

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 22:59
related places: Paris

Hundreds of French farmers and more than 1,300 tractors converge on central Paris in the latest protest by French farmers over collapsing incomes.
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Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:42
related countries: Reunion Reunion

French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Tractor protest descends on Paris

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:11
related places: Paris

French farmers protesting about bureaucracy and collapsing incomes have taken a convoy of tractors into the outskirts of Paris.
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France drops Arafat poisoning probe

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:29

French judges say they have dropped an investigation into claims that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.
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Man arrested for deadly Paris fire

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 15:17
related places: Paris

French police arrest a man suspected of starting a fire that killed eight people, including two children, in northern Paris.
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Migrants on track disrupt Eurostar

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:43

Up to 2,000 Eurostar passengers have train journeys disrupted after migrants in Calais got on to tracks near the Channel Tunnel in France.
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Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:58
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
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VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 6:49
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Parthenon

Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
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VIDEO: French PM visits Eurotunnel

Monday, August 31st 2015, 9:17

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, along with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, are visiting the Eurotunnel.
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Monaco 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 21:48
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Angel Di Maria sets up a goal on his debut as Paris St-Germain beat Monaco to continue their perfect start.
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French hotel thieves posed as guests

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 20:28

French police arrest two men suspected of stealing safes from hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists.
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Europe 'to tighten train security'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 17:03
related places: Paris

European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.
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French reporters 'blackmailed king'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 8:55
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.
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Satellite image of IS destruction

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 2:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
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Did French media put lives at risk?

Friday, August 28th 2015, 0:33
related places: Paris

French media accused of putting lives at risk during Paris attacks
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Real's Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

French side Monaco sign Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.
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France train attack 'was well prepared'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 8:17
related places: Paris

The foiled attack by a heavily armed man on a train in France last week was premeditated, a French prosecutor says, as the suspect is formally charged.
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Deadly shootout at France Roma camp

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 19:57

Four people are killed and several others injured in a shootout at a Roma camp in north-eastern France, police say.
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France honours train heroism

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:12

Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train receive France's top honour from President Francois Hollande.
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Climbers' bodies found in Ecuador

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:51
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Three bodies found near the summit of Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano may be those of French climbers who went missing 20 years ago.
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Train attack Briton honoured by France

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who helped foil a suspected terror attack on a train is awarded France's top bravery honour by President Francois Hollande.
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VIDEO: Train attack heroes honoured in Paris

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:12

Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train receive France's top honour from President Francois Hollande.
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'Instinct' foiled France train attack

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

A US passenger who tackled a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris says survival instinct led him to react to tackle the gunman.
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VIDEO: France train shooting: US 'heroes' speak out

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

Three Americans who helped to disarm a gunman on a train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, have spoken about their experience.
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Viewpoint: New anti-terror approach needed after France train attack

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 16:39

Is a new counter-terrorism strategy needed?
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French police question train suspect

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 8:12
related countries: Morocco Morocco

French police are questioning Ayoub El-Kahzzani, a 25-year-old Moroccan accused of carrying out Friday's attempted attack on a high-speed Thalys train.
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VIDEO: Footage shows scene of France train attack

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 7:48

France train attack: Footage shows the moments after the gunman was subdued by passengers.
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Robshaw rues 'shocking' discipline

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Captain Chris Robshaw blames England's "shocking" first-half discipline for their 25-20 defeat by France in Paris.
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French train suspect known to police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 22:00

A heavily armed man who was overpowered on a train in France is a 25-year-old Moroccan known to the intelligence services, officials say.
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Hollande thanks US 'train heroes'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:33
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande thanks three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in France.
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VIDEO: Men tell of France train shooting drama

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:50

Three passengers who helped to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France explain what they did.
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VIDEO: US train passenger a 'national hero'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:05
related countries: United States United States

The father of one of the US passengers to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says his son is "France's national hero".
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VIDEO: Shooter's gun 'not operating properly'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

The stepmother of one of the American passengers to overpower a heavily armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says they were able to because the gunman had difficulty with the ammunition.
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VIDEO: Three injured in France train attack

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 7:18

Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire on a train in northern France.
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