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Time to tackle water crisis, global forum told

A global meeting on water opened in France on Monday with demands to provide billions of poor people with clean water and decent sanitation and address the spiralling demands of the future.

Schoolgirls launch skirt-wearing campaign

Schoolgirls launch skirt-wearing campaign

A group of schoolgirls decided to show their own support for International Women's Day by showing up to lessons wearing skirts, flouting the school's rules.

French tourists among world’s worst: survey

French tourists among world’s worst: survey

An international survey asking people to rank the world's worst tourists has placed the French just behind Americans and Chinese.

Sarko junior pelts police woman with tomatoes

Sarko junior pelts police woman with tomatoes

The 15-year-old son of President Sarkozy was in trouble after throwing tomatoes and other pellets at a policewoman guarding the Elysée Palace where the president lives.

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened in a key election rally on Sunday to pull France out of Europe's 26-nation visa free zone unless the European Union does more to keep out illegal immigrants.