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Turkey airport police hunt extremists en route to Syria

france24.com — ISTANBUL (AFP) - Everything seems normal as the passengers stream out of a routine flight from a Middle Eastern country after landing at a major Turkish international airport. But as they cross the air bridge from the plane into the airport, two plainclothes Turkish police -- on the lookout for jihadists on their way to Syria -- scrutinise their appearance and behaviour.

Chadian aircraft 'bomb Nigerian town in anti-Boko Haram raid'

france24.com — Chadian aircraft on Saturday bombed the Nigerian town of Gamboru in a raid targeting Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, security sources said.

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Jan 31, 2015

RT @FRANCE24: #BREAKING - IS group claims to have beheaded Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in new video, says SITE monitoring group f24.my/1Hzsx7J

Jan 31, 2015

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Bangladesh factory blaze kills 13

france24.com — At least 13 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Saturday when a fire broke out in a plastic factory in Bangladesh's capital, emergency service officials said. Police and fire officers believe the blaze started when gas cylinders exploded in the factory's boiler room, then raced through the four-storey Nasim Plastic factory in minutes.

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

france24.com — WASHINGTON (AFP) - The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported. Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that US and Israeli spy agencies worked together to target Mughniyeh on February 12, 2008 as he left a restaurant in the Syrian capital Damascus.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @France24_en: CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report f24.my/1HwbDa7

Mass rally in Madrid for anti-austerity Podemos party

france24.com — Crowds chanted "yes we can" and "tic tac tic tac", suggesting the clock was ticking for the political elite. Many waved Greek and Republican flags and banners reading "the change is now".

CAN-2015 : la Tunisie veut faire "oublier 11 ans de déception"

france24.com — Texte par Stéphanie TROUILLARD , envoyée spéciale à Bata Suivre stbslam sur twitter Dernière modification : 31/01/2015 "Un groupe plus solidaire qu'avant" Trois ans après leur dernier quart de finale lors de la Coupe d'Afrique des nations, les Aigles de Carthage ont les crocs.

Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

france24.com — SHIKARPUR (PAKISTAN) (AFP) - Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greece

france24.com — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected the prospect of debt relief for Athens, adding to tensions between the radical new Greek government and its international creditors. "There has already been voluntary debt forgiveness by private creditors, banks have already slashed billions from Greece's debt," Merkel said in an interview with the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper published Saturday.

Kiev hopes for stalled truce talks despite separatist vow

france24.com — Kiev's pro-Western leaders hope to hold truce talks on Saturday with pro-Russian separatists despite the rebels' vow to push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine if the negotiations should fail. The urgent new round of negotiations in Minsk that had been agreed for Friday under pressure from European envoys was postponed due to disagreements over who should represent the rebel camp.
Jan 31, 2015

Kiev hopes for stalled truce talks despite separatist vow, says 19 civilians, 5 soldiers dead in clashes since Thurs f24.my/1wLqJNL

Le combat du Laos contre la mortalité maternelle

france24.com — Dernière modification : 30/01/2015 Nous reviendrons également sur la déclaration de Christine Lagarde qui fait grincer des dents : la directrice du FMI a affirmé que l'ancien roi d'Arabie saoudite Abdallah était un "grand défenseur du droit des femmes ". Enfin, après les attentats de Paris, certaines intellectuelles d'origine musulmane réagissent et interrogent le lien entre violence et Islam.

Under fire, Germany suspends minimum wage for transit truckers

france24.com — Germany slammed the brakes Friday on applying its new minimum wage to foreign truck drivers transiting the country in a move welcomed by Poland which vigorously opposed the system. Just weeks after the minimum wage took effect, German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles said after talks with her Polish counterpart in Berlin that the suspension was decided "out of consideration for (Germany's) neighbours".

Waze, l'appli de Google qui fait peur à la police américaine

france24.com — Texte par Sophie PILGRIM Suivre sophiepilgrim sur twitter Dernière modification : 30/01/2015 Hostilité grandissante à l'égard de la police Anthony Lewis* est inquiet. Ce policier new-yorkais estime qu'il est de plus en plus "devenu une cible".

A Paris hidden within its passages

france24.com — YOU ARE HERE Latest update : 2015-01-30 Out of 150 that existed under Napoleon III in the 19th century, only 20 remain. Once upmarket residential areas, these covered streets were an oasis of calm away from the busy boulevards - an idea that was copied around the globe.

Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert': US

france24.com — © US Air Forces Central Command/AFP/File | This US Air Forces Central Command photo released by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System shows a pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles flying over northern Iraq early on September 23, 2014 after conducting airstrikes

Syrie : Kobané, la reconquête

france24.com — Lors de notre tournage à la mi-janvier, à quelques jours de la libération de Kobané, des échanges de tirs ont encore lieu, même si la plupart des jihadistes ont déjà battu en retraite. Les combattants kurdes des YPG (les Unités de protection du peuple), mènent l'offensive.

Michelin no longer the bible for Paris's top eateries: food critic

france24.com — An American food critic has put France's famed restaurant bible, the Michelin guide, to the test -- and found most of its top Paris listings not worth their exorbitant prices, with lesser-known upstart eateries offering far better value.

Outspoken prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

france24.com — An outspoken, billionaire Saudi prince will on Sunday launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a nephew of King Abdullah, who died on January 23. In a highly conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who holds no government rank, is unusual for his high profile and periodic comments about economic issues.

Contrasting coaching styles yield Super results

france24.com — PHOENIX (AFP) - Seattle coach Pete Carroll's energetic style couldn't be more removed from the downbeat displays of New England's Bill Belichick, but each has a way of bringing out greatness in a team.