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Australian Spitfire remains found in France

A team of amateur aviation historians have discovered the wreckage of a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire and remains of the pilot who crashed in northern France during World War II.

Green candidate was Miss Norway runner-up

Green candidate was Miss Norway runner-up

Eva Joly, who will stand for the Greens in the 2012 presidential elections, is shown in this week's Gala magazine posing as an 18-year old in the Miss Norway beauty contest.

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France confirms death of kidnapped woman

Marie Dedieu, 66, a handicapped Frenchwoman who was kidnapped from her beachfront Kenyan home and taken to neighbouring Somalia has died, the French government confirmed on Wednesday.

Banon decides against pursuing DSK rape claim

Banon decides against pursuing DSK rape claim

French writer Tristane Banon on Wednesday said that she is to drop her attempt to have former IMF boss Dominque Strauss-Kahn prosecuted, after prosecutors refused to take up the case.

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Mother shot while driving daughter to school

A 40-year-old teacher was shot in her car on the school run on Tuesday morning in full view of her 12-year-old daughter.

Shock road safety film targets drink-driving

Shock road safety film targets drink-driving

A hard-hitting film that warns young people against the dangers of drink-driving will air on eight different TV channels on Thursday evening.

Socialists ride high in new poll

Socialists ride high in new poll

Newly-elected Socialist party candidate François Hollande will be cheered by two new polls that predict a clear victory over Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential elections.