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Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicide

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:26
The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said.

Deadly flash floods strike French Riviera

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:03
At least 17 people were killed in violent storms and floods that struck the French Riviera overnight Saturday, including three people in a retirement home which was flooded after the River Brague burst its banks.

Israel restricts Palestinian access to Jerusalem Old City

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 00:06
Israeli police announced Sunday that Palestinians will be banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for two days after twin attacks on Israelis that also left the perpetrators dead.

US investigates Kunduz hospital bombing

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:29
An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said.

At least 10 dead after severe floods hit French Riviera

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:09
Violent storms and flooding along the French riviera killed 10 people by early Sunday, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks.

Australia shatter England's World Cup dream

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 14:58
Hosts England were eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage for the first time after a humiliating 33-13 defeat against Australia that sends the Wallabies and Wales through to the quarter-finals.

Russia vows to intensify Syria bombing campaign

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 11:47
Russian air strikes Saturday targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown "panic", forcing some 600 "militants" to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.

Vatican fires gay priest over ‘irresponsible’ coming out

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:36
The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

Germany marks 25 years since reunification

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:14
Germany marked a quarter-century since reunification Saturday with its two leaders, both from the formerly communist east, urging the nation to use the same spirit of strength and solidarity to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis.

Eurotunnel services resume after mass break-in

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 03:16
Traffic resumed through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France early Saturday, several hours after being suspended when at least 113 migrants tried to get into French side of the tunnel, the company operating it said.

Pro-Russia rebels 'pull back tanks' from front line

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 02:59
Pro-Moscow rebels announced Saturday they had begun withdrawing tanks from the line of contact with government forces following key peace talks in Paris the day before.

Paris dusk-till-dawn ‘Nuit Blanche’ festival goes green

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 02:46
Nuit Blanche, an annual event that turns the French capital into a giant arts festival for one sleepless night, is back this weekend. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the highlights from this year’s edition.

Oregon gunman 'studied mass killers' before deadly rampage

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 01:23
The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

Hundreds missing after hillside collapses on Guatemala town

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:51
At least 30 people were dead and several hundred missing Friday a day after a landslide smashed through a village on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officials said.

Obama slams Russian strikes in Syria as 'recipe for disaster'

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:20
US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar al-Assad is a "recipe for disaster," though Washington could still work with Moscow on reducing tensions.

Aid workers killed in suspected US air strike on Afghan hospital

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 23:10
The US military on Saturday said it could have been responsible for an air strike that hit a hospital run by medical NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least 12 MSF staff in an attack that lasted 30 minutes.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's call on FIFA's Sepp Blatter to resign

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:30
FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's have called on Sepp Blatter to immediately stand down as president of world football's governing body, FIFA.

Hollande casts doubt on fulfilling terms of Minsk deal

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:55
It will take time to organise elections in Ukraine that respect international standards and as a result, the so-called Minsk peace process will run into next year, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday.

Tunisia lifts state of emergency imposed after beach attack

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:11
A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman massacred 38 foreign tourists in June is set to be lifted, the president's office announced Friday.

Syrian minister says air strikes alone won’t defeat Islamic State group

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:49
Syria's foreign minister said Friday that air strikes alone will not defeat the Islamic State group unless they are coordinated with the Syrian government, as the international community continued to argue about Russia’s role in the operation.