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Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Media captionSee how events in Paris unfolded The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. […]

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris ‘terror attack’

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris ‘terror attack’

Media captionInterior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet: “A man jumped out and opened fire on the police vehicle” One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police […]

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro braves TV show

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro braves TV show

Image copyright Mediaset Image caption Ms Notaro appeared on the Canale 5 show with talk show host Maurizio Costanzo A former Miss Italy finalist has gone on national TV three months after acid was thrown in her face, allegedly by an ex-boyfriend. Gessica Notaro, 27, was badly scarred and is in danger of losing the […]

Russia’s Aeroflot airline accused of ‘sex discrimination’

Russia’s Aeroflot airline accused of ‘sex discrimination’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aeroflot flight attendants: The company sees them as Russia’s “business card” Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is fighting a legal battle with several of its female flight attendants who say it favours slim and attractive cabin crew. A Moscow court on Tuesday rejected a sex discrimination claim by stewardess Irina Ierusalimskaya. […]

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

Image copyright PA A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused “serious malformations” in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests. Mothers treated with valproate for epilepsy were up to four times likelier to give birth to a malformed child, the preliminary study found. Introduced in France in 1967, valproate […]

TV presenter cleared of Malta assault

TV presenter cleared of Malta assault

Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC wildlife presenter said he was charged after he and TV crew were set upon by two men TV presenter Chris Packham has been cleared of assault during filming for a documentary on illegal bird trapping on the island of Gozo. Packham, 55, appeared in a Maltese court following […]

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I don’t play by the establishment’s rules” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “overturn the rigged system” by putting power and wealth back in the hands of “the people”. In his first major general election speech, he said 8 June’s poll was not a “foregone conclusion” and Labour could defy the […]

Donald Tusk slams Poland intelligence probe as ‘witch-hunt’

Donald Tusk slams Poland intelligence probe as ‘witch-hunt’

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Union flags were much in evidence amid the crowds of supporters who met Mr Tusk as he arrived in Poland The feud between the European Council president and the ruling party in his native Poland has intensified as he arrived in the country denouncing a “witch-hunt” against him. Donald […]

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing not to “play by the rules” if elected PM and insists the poll is not a foregone conclusion. On the first full day of general election campaigning, the Labour leader will say “powerful people” do not want him to win the snap poll on 8 June. He will […]

MPs back May’s call for snap UK election

MPs back May’s call for snap UK election

Media captionThe moment when the vote is announced for an early general election. Campaigning is under way after the House of Commons backed Theresa May’s call for a general election on 8 June. MPs voted by 522 votes to 13 – with Labour and Lib Dem helping secure the two-thirds majority needed to bring forward […]