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French tribunal orders former minister of health to pay Rafael Nadal $12k in damages for accusing him of doping

On Thursday, a French tribunal ordered a former minister of health and sports to pay World number one tennis star Rafael Nadal $11,800 in damages for accusing him of doping. The tribunal found that Roselyne Bachelot, who served as the minister of health and sports between 2007 and 2010, defamed the 16-time grand slam winner during …

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Man Attempts To Hatch Chicken Eggs By Sitting On Them For A Month In A Museum, aims to become a ‘human hen’

A French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat Wednesday – sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch. Abraham Poincheval, 44, aims to become a ‘human hen’ by sitting and laying on the eggs inside a glass vitrine at a Paris …

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Man killed at Paris airport had criminal past

The 39-year-old Frenchman who was shot and killed on Saturday, had a long criminal record and early on Saturday fired bird shot at police during a traffic stop before speeding away. French soldiers killed the man when he tried to steal a soldier’s rifle at Paris’ Orly Airport. The melee …

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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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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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French policeman faces ‘baton rape’ charge

This is the second time a French policeman is facing trial for allegedly raping a man with his baton, a court ruled on Monday in a case that echoes another incident earlier this month. The officer’s actions left a 29-year-old man named Alexandre with injuries to his anus after he …

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