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Live: Hurricane-force winds hit Florida Keys

1 week 6 days ago
Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean. Follow our liveblog for the latest updates.

Transsexual prostitutes in Paris face increasing violence

1 week 6 days ago
Last year, France passed a law making it illegal to pay for sex - but not to sell it. The legislation was aimed partly at protecting sex workers from prosecution, but many of them say it is simply driving them further underground and exposing them to far more danger. Transsexual prostitutes who work in Paris's Bois de Boulogne, a large park just west of the capital, are disproportionately affected. FRANCE 24 went to meet some of them and listened to their harrowing stories of violence.

Live: Hurricane Irma batters Cuba, heads for Florida

2 weeks ago
Hurricane Irma on Friday was heading towards the US state of Florida, leaving at least 22 people dead in the Caribbean as it closes in on the United States, where up to a million people have been told to flee. Follow events with FRANCE 24's liveblog.

In DR Congo, karate helps rape victims rebuild their lives

2 weeks ago
For the past three years, Frenchwoman Laurence Fischer, a three-time world karate champion, has travelled to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo to help female victims of rape. Alongside the renowned surgeon Dr. Mukwege, the top athlete teaches these traumatised women self-defence and tries to help them regain self-confidence and rebuild their lives.
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