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  1. News - World - HALLOWEEN

    Vigilante gangs tackle the fake clowns terrorising France; police crack down

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN, AFP

    ... clowns terrorising France French police are on high alert after a spate of incidents involving fake evil clowns terrorising passers-by continues to spread, in a phenomenon that has led ... was drunk. In eastern France, five people were arrested in Mulhouse last week after setting out to catch scary clowns. Police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as clowns and carrying ...

  2. News - World

    High-speed trains in France often travelling in the slow lane

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:10pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Audit Office blames pressure from local authorities for incoherent network High-speed trains in France in slow lane Many of France's high-speed TGV trains, long hailed ... the state to allow the TGV to pass through their towns, creating an "incoherent" network. As a result, there are now a total 230 TGV stations across France, many on lines ...

  3. News - World

    14 teenage 'evil clowns' arrested in southern France as craze spreads

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Alarm over menacing pranksters in circus garb spreads to towns in southern France 14 teenage 'evil clowns' arrested as craze grows A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. A police ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Typhoon Nari kills five in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early on Tuesday killing five people, ripping roofs of homes and damaging roads, state media reported. The storm, which claimed 13 lives in the Philippines over the weekend, tore through the communist country’s central region - from the tourist town of Hue to Quang Ngai to the south, Vietnam Television ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jimmy Savile brushed off accusatory women ‘like midges’

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Late BBC presenter rejected allegations in police interviews as ‘fantasy’ Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, branded one of Britain’s worst sex offenders, said he brushed off women who accused him of assault “like midges” and claimed they were trying to make money by selling stories about him, it emerged on Tuesday. Savile’s comments were revealed ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Missing Madeleine McCann’s parents ‘encouraged’ by new lead

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:46am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Parents hopeful of developments from appeal based on 'substantive' new information The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann said on Sunday they were “greatly encouraged” by new information about the disappearance of their daughter on holiday in Portugal in 2007. Kate and Gerry McCann said they were hopeful there would ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Blind activist Chen Guangcheng accuses Beijing of targeting his family

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Dissident has called on US President Obama to intervene Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on Tuesday accused Beijing authorities of cracking down on members of his family, calling on President Barack Obama to intervene. Chen, who emigrated to the United States last year following his dramatic escape from house arrest, told reporters ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams South’s ‘lunatic’ military display

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea angered by what it saw as provocative exercise North Korea on Wednesday condemned South Korea’s “lunatic hostility” in staging a military parade that showcased a cruise missile capable of precision strikes against the leadership in Pyongyang. Tuesday’s display of weaponry in Seoul was the largest for a decade, involving 11,000 troops, 120 ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House talks fail to end US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Preisdent Obama says he will not negotiate on budget matters until Republicans pass bill to reopen government Talks between an exasperated President Barack Obama and top Republicans failed to end a government shutdown on Wednesday, with both sides accusing the other of refusing to move off hardened positions. Obama meanwhile, sent Wall Street ...

  10. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese ships in disputed waters on National Day, says Japanese coastguard

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Chinese ships sailed into Tokyo-controlled waters on Tuesday as Beijing celebrated its National Day and as Japan and the United States prepare for talks on their defence pact. Four vessels from the Chinese coastguard entered the territorial waters of the Senkaku islands at around 9am, the Japanese coastguard said. China calls the islands the Diaoyus ...




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