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Selfie generation warned over eclipse peril

2015-03-19 23:25

An eclipse set to sweep Europe and parts of Africa and Asia, poses a danger to selfie-takers, eye specialists have warned.

Kenyan newspaper apologises for Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-01-15 22:15

A Kenyan newspaper has apologised for reproducing a caricature of Prophet Muhammad featured in the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine in its first issue since it was attacked by Islamic extremists.

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In today's news headlines: one person is in custody and the search is on for two others responsible for the Paris attacks, cartoonists around the world show solidarity for the slain journalists of Charlie Hebdo and Eskom warns of a high risk of blackouts. Watch.

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Paris domain names sell like hot croissants

2014-12-03 11:00

Companies and lovers of the City of Lights snapped up 6,600 '.paris' Internet domain names in a mere two hours on Tuesday, far exceeding expectations.

EU to scale up Ebola response

2014-10-19 12:42

European foreign ministers are set to meet under pressure to scale up their response to the Ebola epidemic after warnings it could become the "disaster of our generation".

Struggling Disney announces crisis plan

2014-10-06 10:30

Euro Disney, which runs Disneyland Paris, has announced it will receive a refinancing package to overcome a crisis after a sharp fall in visitor numbers.

Bernard leads Bordeaux to win

2014-09-14 19:00

Pierre Bernard has kicked 17 points to help Bordeaux-Begles climb into fifth spot in the Top 14 in France.

Paris hotels allow guests to 'pay what you want'

2014-07-23 16:19

This trial being done in France sounds too good to be true - but you have until the 10th of August to try it out.

Scarlett Johansson sues writer over novel that 'steals her name and fame'

2014-05-16 09:54

Scarlett Johansson is suing a French writer for €50 000, saying he stole her image by drawing on her persona for a character in his latest novel.

Paris enforces car ban

2014-03-17 08:57

Thousands of cars will be banned from Parisian roads as the city tries to curb dangerous pollution levels by introducing alternate driving days for the first time.

 

Islamist threat 'evolving, more dangerous'

2015-01-19 14:55

European security officials are scrambling to meet a changing and more complex threat from jihadists – made clear in the deadly Paris attacks.

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"The freedom to express will no doubt offend; people can respond by offending back but that does not mean physical, harmful acts." Cartoonist, Jerm, weighs in on the Paris attacks. Watch.

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Economist Piketty declines French award

2015-01-02 11:19

Economist Thomas Piketty, who shot to fame with his controversial book on wealth and inequality, has declined France's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur.

Madigan boots Leinster to win

2014-10-26 17:45

Seven penalties from Ian Madigan have given three-time European champions Leinster a victory away at French side Castres.

World food prices slump to 15-yr lows

2014-10-09 19:30

Bumper harvests and big stockpiles of food are helping to drive world food prices down to the lowest levels for about 15 years.

Eiffel Tower's new glass floor aims to turn heads

2014-10-05 11:23

A much-anticipated facelift of the Eiffel Tower is to be unveiled with a new glass floor to dizzy the millions of tourists who flock to the landmark every year.

Paris cop charged as 50kg coke goes AWOL

2014-08-07 05:00

A Paris drug squad officer has been charged in connection with the spectacular theft of more than 50kg of cocaine from the squad's own headquarters.

Declaration of war on Boko Haram 'a game changer'

2014-05-19 07:54

The declaration of "war" on Boko Haram extremists by African leaders at a security summit in Paris is a major step to tackle the regional threat posed by the groups, analysts say.

SA artist found guilty of exhibitionism after dancing with a rooster tied to his penis

2014-05-05 16:25

A Paris court has found a South African artist guilty of sexual exhibitionism after a performance in Paris that saw him dance with a rooster tied to his penis.

Three days free public transport in Paris

2014-03-13 18:28

Paris authorities say they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution.

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