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Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica
The building, one of the largest prayer halls in the capital Ajaccio, suffered major damage in the fire. Photo: Yannick Graziani/AFP

A Muslim prayer hall on the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.

Paris makes love-lock bridge even more love-lock proof
Photo: Michel Gauret/No Love Locks

Good luck attaching a love lock now.

France gets tough on Muslim footballers praying on pitch
Archive photo of Muslims praying on a sports pitch in France. Photo: AFP

Authorities in the Riviera city of Nice are cracking down on Muslims praying on their football pitches, arguing it is against France's Republican principles.

What's on in France: Ten great things to do in May
Photo: AFP

Events to keep you entertained as summer approaches.

Protesters clash with police over France's new labour laws
Protesters burn a Porsche in Nantes, western France. Photo: AFP

Over 20 police officers were injured and 124 people were arrested as protesters clashed police across France.

Why do the French take such long lunch breaks?
Photo: kattebelletje/Flickr

A new survey found French people take much more leisurely lunches than others... but why?

French parents held after girl found in 'unspeakable' state
Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

The French teenage girl was found in a coma, covered in excrement with maggot-infested wounds.

Snow falls in Paris... at the end of April?
Photo: Kali Pointbarre/Instagram

Well played, France.

Why there's another rail strike in France and more to come
Striking workers of the French state-run rail operator SNCF. Photos: AFP

Want to know why your train will be cancelled tomorrow? And probably again next month?

Twelve arrested after clashes at Paris youth protest
A police car set on fire at Place de la Republique during the demonstration. Photo: AFP

Twelve people were arrested overnight in Paris during clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators following the nightly "Nuit Debout" sit-in, police said.

The French village with more cannabis plants than people
Photo: Google Street view

Living the high life: A French village has been found to have been home to 900 cannabis plants compared to 800 people.

VIDEO: Jewellers in southern France raided by... swarm of bees

See the moment 15,000 bees swarmed the entrance of a French jewellers.

French statue gets removable organ to fight penis thieves
The penis in this picture is not the (prosthetic) one from the story. Photo: Rogerio Lira/Flickr

Authorities fed up with Heracles' penis being pilfered by thieves have decided to make a removable prosthetic just for special days.

France goes ape over club's 'zoo night' with caged tigers
Photo: Jim Mullhaupt/Flickr

French animal rights clubs are roaring in protest after a nightclub promised caged tigers, panthers and snakes for a one-off spectacle.

Travel misery ahead as France set for new mass rail strike
Photo: AFP

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