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1 hr ago | CNN

Gunmen rob Saudi convoy in Paris

A convoy from the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris was attacked while on the way to an airport northeast of the city.

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6 hrs ago | IcChuddersfield

Were many soldiers from Kirkheaton killed in World War One orphans?

British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, Winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive Researchers from the village have drawn a blank while looking into their family histories and can only conclude that they had no living parents at the time of their deaths and so looking into their background ... (more)

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Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

10 hrs ago | Reuters

Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy

Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Nicolas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande, Socialist Party (France)

14 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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18 hrs ago | ABC News

French Ex-Prime Minister Seeks Nod for '17 Vote

An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Oxford Times

Writer chronicles sacrifices made by people in conflict

A MUSEUM volunteer has put pen to paper to describe the sacrifices made by county residents during the First World War.

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Science Daily

Neither too hot nor too cold: Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.

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Fire Dog Lake

The Mysterious Parisian Heist

Here's an interesting story. Last Sunday, an anonymous Saudi Prince's convoy was robbed en route from a swanky, Saudi-owned luxury hotel to a Paris airport.

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The Windsor Star

Local soldiers and supporters gather to remember the Battle of Dieppe

It's been 72 long years since 907 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in one Allied raid in the Second World War - but for some members of the Windsor-Essex community, forgetting isn't an option.

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American Library Association

High and Low Tech at World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, France

Sometimes, low tech trumps high tech. At Tuesday morning's plenary session of IFLA's World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon, French journalist Florence Aubenas talked about her kidnapping and six-month imprisonment in Iraq in 2005 and the time since.

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Related Topix: Libraries, World News, Cellphones

KHGI

Nebraska's First Certified French Court Interpreter to be Sworn-in

Ms. Frederique Sevet-Collier, Lincoln, is the first French interpreter to have successfully completed requirements to become a Nebraska Certified Court Interpreter.

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Related Topix: Atchison, KS, World News, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Doane College

CTV

New platform adds sounds to Google Street View

Google Street View may be good at capturing the sights of a place, but what about the sound? That's where British hearing specialists have come in, creating an exploratory platform that adds another layer to the virtual travel experience, with audio clips to place armchair travelers firmly in their destination.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Reemergence of Brucella melitensis Infection in Wildlife, France

To the Editor: Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by Brucella spp. France has been free of bovine, ovine, and caprine brucellosis since 2003 .

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Examiner.com

Weather History: August 19: Record temps, hail, storms, tropics, wind & floods

The first hurricane in U.S. recorded history hit Pensacola, FL where five Spanish ships were driven ashore in Pensacola Harbor.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Tornado, World News, Weather

AlertNet

A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France's deadliest day in World ...

The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle Perform Tonight at Mayne Stage Theater

Cabaret singers Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle will be accompanied by classical pianist Eugenia Cheng and accordionist Patricia Spaeth in a program that interweaves song and projected artwork.

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Related Topix: World News, Classical, University of Chicago

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Independent

Normandy: A brand new landing proves it's more than just a ferry port

Direct flights now link this historic city with the UK, proving that it's more than just a ferry port, as Chris Leadbeater found Chris Leadbeater is a full-time travel journalist who has written for The Independent since 2009.

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Seattle Times

Saudi prince’s convoy attacked by armed men in Paris

The brazen robbery had all the elements of a Hollywood thriller: a commando-style ambush by a group of thieves wielding Kalashnikov rifles, a suitcase stuffed with cash, sensitive diplomatic documents and a likely shaken Saudi prince.

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The Independent

Has the Parisian epicurean bitten off more than he can chew?

His name is 'Monsieur Jacob' and his plan was to transform one of the city's more rundown areas into a foodie heaven.

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The Independent

Toulouse drugs war: Two die in two days as violence escalates

Anne Penketh is a freelance journalist and columnist based in Paris. She was posted to Moscow, Paris and New York for AFP news agency before joining The Independent, where she was Diplomatic Editor until 2009.

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