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Boy, 9, kills girl with kick in school canteen

A nine-year-old boy killed a girl with a kick for allegedly jostling in the queue for lunch at their school in France on Tuesday, the local prosecutor said.

Paris Fashion Week: design premieres and buzz over Dior

Paris Fashion Week: design premieres and buzz over Dior

Paris Fashion Week kicks off on Tuesday with a host of young designers taking their first bow at Issey Miyake and Balmain, Kenzo and Cacharel, and a buzz of excitement over John Galliano's succession at Dior.

Strauss-Kahn claims immunity in US civil case

Strauss-Kahn claims immunity in US civil case

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sought dismissal of a US civil case on Monday, claiming immunity from prosecution and saying the hotel maid's "false" sexual assault claims had
hampered his efforts to right the global economy.

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French police round up Roma ahead of vote

French police on Tuesday rounded up some 200 members of the Roma minority from a camp in Marseille in the south, sparking the ire of rights groups six months ahead of presidential elections.

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Jobless total shows first fall in three months

The French government's main measure of unemployment fell slightly in August, with 2,000 fewer job seekers than July.

One in three French ready to give it all up for love

One in three French ready to give it all up for love

An opinion poll has revealed that 37 percent of French people would be prepared to abandon their current lives if they fell in love.

Don’t call me ‘mademoiselle’: French feminists

Don’t call me ‘mademoiselle’: French feminists

A campaign has been launched to banish the use of the title "mademoiselle" on all official forms, with feminist groups claiming the term is sexist and outdated.

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Schools shut as teachers stage mass walk-out

Thousands of children will have the day off on Tuesday as teachers across France take strike action to protest against job cuts.