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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Police tear gas migrants trying to storm French port

An illegal migrant steps into a truck going to Great Britain, in the French port of Calais September 10, 2014. LILLE, France: Police in France's northern port of Calais fired tear gas Wednesday on migrants trying to force their way onto trucks in a desperate bid to get to Britain after they threw stones at security forces.

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7 hrs ago | Women's eNews

Air Strikes on ISIS Worry Family of French Runaway

The brother of one 17-year-old who ran away to Syria to join ISIS fighters sees a case of indoctrination via social media. He and others denounce the ease with which such minors have broken travel rules and crossed into Turkey without their parents' permission.

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11 hrs ago | LiveScience

Astronomy Detectives Reveal Origin of Monet's 'Impression' Painting

By reconstructing the position of the sun, the condition of the tides and the view from Claude Monet's hotel room, researchers were able to determine the time and day Monet painted his dreamy piece "Impression, Sunrise" in Le Havre, France. Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant ," the art piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Business Wire

PaR Systems, Inc. Opens New Subsidiary in Toulouse, France

The new facility, PaR Robotique SARL, opened on July 1, 2014, will provide European customers with the same high level of service and support PaR is recognized for worldwide. PaR Robotique SARL will serve a number of growing industries and product lines including Aerospace , Nuclear , Defense , Material Handling , Specialty Cranes and Industrial Automation .

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The New Zealand Herald

Four Cape Cod highlights

Most whale-watching boat cruises on Cape Cod leave from Provincetown, the closest port to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary , which is the humpback whales' summer feeding ground. Many of the 300 remaining North Atlantic right whales, the world's most endangered whale species, also frequent these waters.

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Deseret News

Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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RTE.ie

Vatican car containing cocaine seized in France

The Vatican has been left red-faced after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with four kilogrammes of cocaine on board. The car, which also contained 200 grammes of cannabis, belonged to 91-year-old Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mejia, emeritus librarian at the Holy See, who retired in 2003 and who is currently bedridden.

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The Star Online

Chief rabbi says French society has turned indifferent to anti-Semitism

France's government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country's newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday. Haim Korsia, who was elected in June, recalled the huge crowds that demonstrated in Paris in 1990 after a Jewish cemetery was desecrated in the southeastern town of Carpentras.

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Switched

Lindsay Lohan Did Not Handle Whitney Houston's Body Bag, Says Coroner

SEPTEMBER 10: Lindsay Lohan attends the Chovgan Twilight Polo at Ham Polo Club on September 10, 2014 in Richmond, England. [B]ecause a lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: 'No, they can't handle it.

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Windsor Beacon

The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20

The Airbus A300-600ST, a transport aircraft often referred to as "the Beluga" for its uncanny resemblance to the whale of the same name, made its first-ever flight on Sept. 13, 1994.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Suria

Indian summer comes to the rescue for...

After a gloomy summer, sunny skies are smiling on Bordeaux, France's premier wine-growing region, since the start of September, sparking sudden talk of high-end vintages. Grapes hang in a vineyard in the soutwestern French town of Pessac on September 9, 2014 - by Jean Pierre Muller "We are making up an awful lot of ground," says Antoine Medeville, a winemaking consultant for several vineyards in the Medoc region.

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PC World

Netflix launches in France, complete with a Franc-o-fied 'House of Cards'

In a move to woo French viewers and placate French regulators, Netflix's France service, which just launched Monday, will feature the eight-part TV series Marseille later next year. Think of it as a House of Cards clone that has been tailored to talk about sleazy French politics, of course, instead of American.

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The Times of India

France begins reconnaissance flights over Iraq

Iraqi President Faud Masum and French President Francois Hollande make statements to the press during 'International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq' at the Quai d'Orsay on September 15, 2014 in Paris, France. AL-DHAFRA : French planes carried out their first reconnaissance flights over Iraq on Monday in support of the US-led campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

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Evesham Journal

The first man from Pershore to die in the First World War

ONE hundred years ago this week, on September 20, 1914, the first soldier from Pershore to die in the First World War was killed during a battle near Aisne in France. Lieutenant Aubrey Wells Hudson, who was serving with the 2nd Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, was leading his men in a woodland firefight when he was shot.

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Science

Rosetta comet mission aims for the J spot

The Rosetta mission has picked a destination on top of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander, mission managers announced today at European Space Agency headquarters in Paris. The area -- site "J" -- is near the top of the smaller lobe, or head, of the comet, which some have likened to the shape of a duck ever since the Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet on 6 August.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the media with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Jay Z Announces Beyonce's Pregnancy; Reveals Baby Bump! [PHOTOS]

GASP! Finally I can let you all in on the BIG secret I have been hinting to since July on twitter. Beyonce is pregnant with baby number 2! Jay-Z confirmed the news, announcing Beyonce's pregnancy during a performance at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France.

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St.Petersburg Times

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards"...

Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Femin.org Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.

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ABC News

Iraqi Leader: No Need for Arab Powers to Strike IS

Iraq President Fouad Massoum, right, followed by Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, left, arrive with Iraqi officials at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,... View Full Caption Iraq President Fouad Massoum, right, followed by Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, left, arrive with Iraqi officials at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept.

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Daily Mail

Beyonce holds her tummy while visiting museum in France

'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' 'The ultimate prize...72 pure untouched virgins': Is this the poem used by American jihadist to get more recruits into the fold? 'People will be sickened that this man is British': David Cameron vows to bring Jihadi John and his fellow ISIS killers to justice after beheading of 'hero' British hostage as identity of second hostage is revealed Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her ... (more)

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