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VIDEO: How will Paris cope after attacks?

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 13:29
related places: Paris

BBC correspondent Matthew Price assesses the mood on the streets of Paris the day after multiple attacks killed at least 127 people in the French capital.
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VIDEO: Attacks 'an act of war', says Hollande

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 13:05
related places: Paris

Friday night's attacks in Paris were an act of war by Islamic State, President Francois Hollande says.
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VIDEO: What we know about Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 11:02
related places: Many, Paris

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: 'I saw him shoot... then I understood'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 10:12
related places: Paris

Jerome Bartelemy, a survivor of the Bataclan concert hall attack in Paris, has described how the gunmen told people lie down - and then ''kept shooting''.
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VIDEO: Buildings lit in solidarity with France

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:57
related places: Paris

Several of the world's most famous buildings are lit up with the colours of the French flag in a gesture of solidarity after Friday's attacks on Paris.
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VIDEO: Explosions at hall as siege ends

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:54
related places: Paris

A police assault ends a siege on a Paris concert hall, as some of those being held hostage inside escape.
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Paris attacks kill at least 128

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:23
related places: Paris

France declares a national state of emergency after at least 128 people are killed and more than 180 wounded in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Fans evacuate stadium by pitch

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 5:03

Amateur footage shows fans streaming across the pitch to exit the Stade de France, following three explosions near the venue.
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VIDEO: Amateur video shows panic at stadium

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 4:09
related places: Paris

Amateur footage captures the panic at the Stade de France in Paris, following an explosion.
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VIDEO: 'There was a whole pile of bodies'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 3:52
related places: Paris

An eyewitness to a gun attack in Paris has describes seeing a a "pile of bodies" outside a cafe in Paris, following a gun attack.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Paris attack scenes

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:55
related places: Paris

At least 18 people have been killed in several shootings in the French capital, Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France.
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VIDEO: Blast heard during Paris football match

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:18
related places: Paris

The sound of an explosion has been recorded at a football the match at the Stade de France in Paris.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We stand with France'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama condemns a series of attacks in Paris which have left dozens of people dead.
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VIDEO: BBC News coverage of Paris attacks

Friday, November 13th 2015, 22:15
related places: Paris

BBC News coverage following reports that many people have been killed in shootings and explosions in Paris.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: 'A lot of dead people'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 21:58
related places: Paris

An eyewitness has described a shooting attack on a bar in Paris in which several people are reported to have died.
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Sex, blackmail and French footballers

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 1:08

French striker Benzema risks end of international career
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UN 'less prepared' for Burundi violence

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:12
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The United Nations says it is less equipped to help with escalating violence in Burundi than it was for the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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Leading French thinker Glucksmann dies

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 13:14

Andre Glucksmann, one of the most prominent figures in French philosophy and an associate of Jean-Paul Sartre, dies aged 78.
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French triathlete Vidal dies aged 31

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Vidal

French triathlete Laurent Vidal, who finished fifth at the 2012 London Olympics, dies of a heart attack at the age of 31.
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VIDEO: Free runner posts Eiffel Tower video

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A 25-year-old UK free-runner has posted footage of him climbing the structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Interpol to co-ordinate doping probe

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:41

World police body Interpol says it will coordinate a French-led global investigation into doping allegations involving athletes and officials.
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Djokovic beats Murray in Paris

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic secures his 10th title of the year with a 6-2 6-4 win over Britain's Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final.
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French PM: 'No Renault-Nissan merger'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 12:44
related places: Renault

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the government does not want a merger between carmakers Renault and Nissan.
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Egypt crash 'not due to engine failure'

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 1:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The Russian plane crash in Egypt was not due to technical failures, say French aviation officials, adding that the flight data recorder suggests a "violent, sudden" explosion.
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Charlie Hebdo slammed for crash cartoon

Friday, November 6th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia criticises French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for cartoons depicting the Sinai air crash in which 224 people, mostly Russians, died.
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Murray reaches Paris Masters semis

Friday, November 6th 2015, 16:14

Andy Murray moves into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a hard-fought three-set victory over Richard Gasquet.
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France border controls for UN summit

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:53
related places: Paris

France will impose border controls for December to coincide with the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, known as COP21.
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Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France, Belgium and the Netherlands join the UK in curbing travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, after a plane crash killed 224 people on Saturday.
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Valbuena and Benzema out for France

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema are left out of France's squad to face Germany and England this month.
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Benzema faces charges in sex tape case

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:31
related countries: Spain Spain

French footballer Karim Benzema is placed under formal investigation in connection with a sex tape blackmail plot involving a France team-mate.
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Murray beats Davis Cup rival Goffin

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 10:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Andy Murray thrashes David Goffin at the Paris Masters - three weeks before facing the Belgian in the Davis Cup final.
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Murray races past Coric in Paris

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Paris

Andy Murray thrashes Croatian teenager Borna Coric in just 58 minutes to reach the third round at the Paris Masters.
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Benzema held in French sex tape case

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 14:38

French footballer Karim Benzema is questioned by police in a blackmail case surrounding a sex tape involving another player, Mathieu Valbuena.
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Bush apologises for French work jibe

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 10:45

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush offers a light-hearted apology to France after mocking a rival's work ethic with a comparison to the French work week.
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Real Madrid 1-0 Paris-St Germain

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 23:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid seal their place in the Champions League last 16 with a narrow home victory over Paris St-Germain.
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Whales found stranded on Calais beach

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 0:26
related places: Calais

Seven pilot whales die and three others are rescued after being found stranded on a beach at the northern French port of Calais.
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Fugitive French 'drugs pilots' held

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 16:46
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Two French pilots who fled the Dominican Republic last week to escape a lengthy jail term for drug trafficking are arrested in France.
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Northampton sign France's Picamoles

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 14:37
related places: Toulouse

France and Toulouse number eight Louis Picamoles has agreed a deal to move to Northampton from the summer of 2016.
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VIDEO: Syria talks: News briefing from Vienna

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Austria Austria, Syria Syria
related places: Vienna

A news briefing is taking place from key talks on the Syria conflict, in Vienna, Austria.
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Marine Le Pen in vote violation row

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 23:36

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen is accused of violating European Parliament rules by getting an MEP to vote on her behalf.
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France fine for fake restaurant review

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 12:10
related places: Dijon

A court in France fines an internet user €2,500 (£1,800; $2,800) for posting a false and malicious review of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Dijon.
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VIDEO: Paris riots remembered, ten years on

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 9:24
related places: Bois, Clichy, Paris

Ten years ago, the suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois in Paris was at the centre of violent protests, after the death of two young boys.
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VIDEO: Self-taught pianist scales heights of success

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 7:59

Lucas Debargue - a largely self-taught pianist from France - talks to the BBC's Lucy Williamson about his route to musical recognition.
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French pilots' extradition demanded

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 2:04
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic calls on France to extradite two pilots who fled after being convicted of trafficking cocaine.
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French 'drugs' pilots flee Caribbean

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:58
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Two French pilots sentenced to jail in the Dominican Republic after their plane was found to contain hundreds of kilograms of cocaine flee to France.
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Teenager survives French Alps ordeal

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 16:52

A teenager whose father fell to his death from a rock face near Mont Blanc in the Alps is rescued after surviving 10 hours overnight .
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Pensioners killed in French bus crash

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 16:59

At least 43 people, most of them pensioners on a day trip, are killed as a bus collides with a truck and bursts into flames in south-western France.
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Asterix is back and takes Rome into info age

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:25
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

France's best-known Gaul returns to form
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Calais migrants to get heated tents

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 8:52
related places: Calais

France announces new heated tents for women and child migrants in the port city of Calais, as hundreds more police are to be deployed.
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France's most powerful far-right mayor

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 1:41

The French mayor who has placed children under curfew
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France vows crackdown after cars burned

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 17:01

Prime Minister Manuel Valls promises a tough response after members of a community of travellers went on the rampage in south-eastern France.
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Le Pen goes on trial for Muslim remarks

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 17:32
related places: Lyon

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen appears in court in Lyon, accused of inciting racial hatred for comments on Muslims praying in the street.
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Tour de France 2016 route revealed

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome welcomes a "great course" for the 2016 race.
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French boy of 7 dies after knife attack

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 9:29

A child who was repeatedly stabbed as he walked home from school - by a man with psychiatric problems - dies in hospital in eastern France.
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Credit Agricole agrees $800m US penalty

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

French bank Credit Agricole is understood to have agreed to pay $800m (£516m) to settle charges it broke US sanctions in Iran and other countries.
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Corporate giants back climate push

Monday, October 19th 2015, 18:47
related places: Paris

Dozens of corporate giants including Coca-Cola and Walmart have backed President Obama's drive to strike a climate deal at talks in Paris next month.
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Pope Francis canonises French couple

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 14:55

Pope Francis conducts the first canonisation of a married couple, in a ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Michalak retires from France duty

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 13:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

France's record points scorer Frederic Michalak retires from international rugby after the 62-13 defeat by New Zealand.
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New Zealand 62-13 France

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 22:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

An all-out All Black assault sees world champions New Zealand demolish France to set up a semi-final against South Africa.
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VIDEO: High speed run: Women race in high heels in Paris

Friday, October 16th 2015, 15:55
related places: Paris

Women have put their best feet forward and raced in shoes with more than 8cm-high heels, in the 2015 Sarenza High Heel Race in Paris.
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Strauss-Kahn 'under fraud investigation'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 12:11

French prosecutors have opened a preliminary fraud inquiry targeting former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French media say.
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Two UK-bound migrants die in two days

Friday, October 16th 2015, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Two migrants, thought to be trying to reach the UK from Calais in France, are killed over past two days, bringing to 16 the number who have died since June.
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Nuclear waste ship heads for Australia

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cherbourg

A ship carrying nuclear waste to Australia has left the French port of Cherbourg despite warnings from environmentalists that the vessel may be unsafe.
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France rejects 'tampon tax' change

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 18:37

French MPs vote down an amendment which would have cut the VAT paid on sanitary products from 20% to 5%.
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Airbnb offers stay in Paris catacombs

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 15:12
related places: Paris

Airbnb is offering a night in the Paris catacombs, but why are the remains of millions kept under the city?
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French police stage rare protest

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 17:07

Thousands of French police officers hold protests throughout the country over what they complain are a lack of resources and a lenient judiciary.
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VIDEO: Assange 'inspired' new Asterix character

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 5:51

The 36th book in the popular French comic book adventure series of Asterix is set to appear in the next few weeks.
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Wolf hunters deployed to French Alps

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:01

A team of wolf-hunters is operating in a region of the French Alps to kill wolves that are seen as a threat to livestock.
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VIDEO: Tracking wolves in the French Alps

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:17

Claire Marshall attempts to track wolves in the French Alps with expert tracker Troy Bennett.
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Cisse held in sex tape investigation

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 15:19

Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse is held by police as part of a sex tape extortion investigation.
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French park criticised after whale dies

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 15:03

A water park in France is being criticised after one of its killer whales died after recent flooding.
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Paris gunman 'received orders by email'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 11:18
related places: Paris

Amedy Coulibaly, the Paris gunman who murdered five people in January, was sent instructions before his first shooting, reports say.
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O'Connell's Ireland career over

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 10:03

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is out of the World Cup after suffering a torn hamstring in Sunday's win over France.
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O’Connell Ireland career may be over

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 20:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt fears Paul O'Connell's Test career may be over after his injury in the World Cup against France.
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Ireland 24-9 France

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 17:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Ireland book a World Cup quarter-final against Argentina by beating France in a pulsating Pool D decider in Cardiff.
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Argentina 64-19 Namibia

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Namibia Namibia

Argentina prepare for their World Cup quarter-final against France or Ireland by scoring nine tries to beat Namibia.
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Calais seeks tougher migrant penalties

Friday, October 9th 2015, 15:25
related places: Calais

The mayor of Calais proposes tough new punishments for groups of migrants that break into the Channel Tunnel entrance in France.
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Irish omit Henderson for France test

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Iain Henderson is a surprise omission from the Ireland starting team for Sunday's crucial World Cup game against France.
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Dismaland on its way to refugee camp

Friday, October 9th 2015, 8:07

The dismantled Dismaland theme park is on its way to a refugee camp in France after artist Banksy donated it to a group of Bristol volunteers.
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France train attack hero stabbed in US

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 19:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after an attack on a French train, is stabbed in Sacramento, California.
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VIDEO: The couple giving refugees a home

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 5:37

Charities in France have seen a rise in people wanting to give homes to refugees.
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French channel's 'sexist' ad backfires

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 17:30

French TV station pulls an advert boasting about the number of women among its presenters after it is widely criticised as sexist.
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Migrant crisis 'needs European unity'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

The French and German leaders urge EU members to act together to tackle the migrant crisis which has seen more than 600,000 people arrive this year.
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VIDEO: Merkel and Hollande speeches

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 12:56
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande give speeches in the European Parliament.
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Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:22
related places: Pierre

Protesters picket an exhibition of art by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Boston because they say he "sucks at painting".
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UK prisoners 'could challenge vote ban'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK prisoners could challenge the blanket ban on them voting in European elections after a European Court of Justice ruling on a case in France.
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VIDEO: Weather around the world

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:11
related countries: China China, United States United States

Severe flooding in the French Riviera, a tornado spawned by Typhoon Mujigae in China and record rainfall across the Carolinas in the USA. BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details.
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More bodies found after Riviera floods

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:51
related places: Four

At least 19 people, including one Briton, have been found dead and one remains missing following flash floods on the French Riviera.
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