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‘Radicalised’ attacker shot dead after snatching gun at Paris Orly airport

A radicalised Muslim known to intelligence agencies has been shot dead at Paris Orly airport after seizing an air force patrolwoman’s gun — just hours after he shot a policewoman in the face in a northern suburb. Authorities have now identified the man as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, a 39-ear-old French national of north …

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France: Head teacher and pupil injured by teen shooter

A disturbed teenager with guns and grenades opened fire in a school in southern France on Thursday, which injured four people, officials said, rattling nerves in a country scarred by jihadist attacks. Investigators said the boy, a student at the Alexis de Tocqueville high school in the hillside town of Grasse, …

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Syria ‘air raid on mosque kills 42’

Forty-two people have been killed and many more injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. The raid is said to have taken place near Atareb town, in Aleppo province. The UK-based observatory, which relays information …

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French school shooting, Teenage boy arrested after two people injured

Police have arrested a boy of 17 in the southern French town of Grasse after at least two people were hurt in a shooting at a school. The boy, who is said to have been armed with three guns and two grenades, launched the attack at Tocqueville high school, where …

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Dad fights off attackers with baseball bat

A Pretoria father on Sunday night fought off two men with a baseball bat during an attack on a smallholding. Michael Molefe, 40, took the bat to the two armed men through the window where they’d tried to gain entry to the house,reporter said. His wife Mosima, 31, was wounded …

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country’s border with Nigeria. Far North Cameroon Governor Midjiyawa Bakari says Wednesday’s attack in Wouro Dole village is just the most recent in the country’s north by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. The insurgency is based …

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