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Paris gunman had long police record but was not on terror watchlist

The Champs Elysees gunman who killed one cop and wounded two others had a heavy police record but was not on France's terror watch list, the Paris prosecutor said.

The Champs Elysees gunman who killed one cop and wounded two others had a heavy police record but was not on France's terror watch list, the Paris prosecutor said.

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French presidential campaign shaken by Paris shooting

The gun attack on the Champs-Elysee came during a TV appearance by the eleven candidates in Sunday’s presidential ballot.

The gun attack on the Champs-Elysee came during a TV appearance by the eleven candidates in Sunday’s presidential ballot.

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Parisians defiant: "We must carry on, we must continue to live"

After the panic on the Champs-Elysée, with the killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others, it is time for reflection and debate.

After the panic on the Champs-Elysée, with the killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others, it is time for reflection and debate.

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French aim to beat the blues with #belleschoses hashtag

Taking on the terrorists the 21st century way, on Twitter. France revolts against bad times by inviting people to post beautiful things on social media.

Taking on the terrorists the 21st century way, on Twitter. France revolts against bad times by inviting people to post beautiful things on social media.

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French police detain family members of Champs Elysees shooter

The investigation into the background of the Champs Elysees killer continues with the arrest of family members and the surrender of a second suspect to Belgian police.

The investigation into the background of the Champs Elysees killer continues with the arrest of family members and the surrender of a second suspect to Belgian police.

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Champs Elysées shooting: what we know

One police officer has been shot dead and two others wounded on Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue after a gunman deliberately targeted officers.

One police officer has been shot dead and two others wounded on Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue after a gunman deliberately targeted officers.

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Fear in France: could Islamophobia hijack the election?

The temptation to embrace Islamophobia has never been stronger in French society which is now divided over how to deal with Islamic extremism.

The temptation to embrace Islamophobia has never been stronger in French society which is now divided over how to deal with Islamic extremism.

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Explosion hits evacuation convoy in Syria

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

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1000 days with Boko Haram: any hope for the remaining 196 Chibok schoolgirls?

The world was struck with distraught in April 2014 when Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram raided a school's dormitories at night in the northern town of Chibok and abducted 276 schoolgirls.

The world was struck with distraught in April 2014 when Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram raided a school's dormitories at night in the northern town of Chibok and abducted 276 schoolgirls.

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Beslan:Russia to appeal ECHR ruling

The chaotic gun battle that ended the siege was the bloodiest incident of its kind in modern Russian history.

The chaotic gun battle that ended the siege was the bloodiest incident of its kind in modern Russian history.

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Russia's response to the Beslan school siege had ''serious failings''

Russia’s response to the 2004 Beslan school siege had ‘‘serious failings’‘ and breached human rights laws, one of Europe’s top courts has said.

Russia’s response to the 2004 Beslan school siege had ‘‘serious failings’‘ and breached human rights laws, one of Europe’s top courts has said.

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Fighting rages on in western Mosul

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

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Iraq: battle for western Mosul hampered by ISIL tactics

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

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Anger mounts as Copts gather for Egypt funerals

Many say the police have not stepped up efforts to protect them, despite warnings of an attack. ahead of Sunday's twin church bombings.

Many say the police have not stepped up efforts to protect them, despite warnings of an attack. ahead of Sunday's twin church bombings.

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CCTV footage shows church explosion

A closed-circuit television video released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry shows the dramatic moment an ISIS suicide bomber approached and blew up Saint Mark’s Cathedral, a Coptic church in…

A closed-circuit television video released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry shows the dramatic moment an ISIS suicide bomber approached and blew up Saint Mark’s Cathedral, a Coptic church in…

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Defiant President al-Sisi calls for national unity

Hours after the two blasts against Coptic churches, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a defiant speech calling for national unity.

Hours after the two blasts against Coptic churches, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a defiant speech calling for national unity.

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Stockholm truck attack store apologises for "damaged goods" sale

The CEO of the department store hit by a truck last Friday has apologised after proposing to sell smoke-damaged goods at knock-down prices.

The CEO of the department store hit by a truck last Friday has apologised after proposing to sell smoke-damaged goods at knock-down prices.

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Madrid dismisses ETA's planned disarmament

There have been mixed reactions after ETA said it will give up all its weapons this Saturday.

There have been mixed reactions after ETA said it will give up all its weapons this Saturday.