DNA leads to arrest of parents in 1987 French infant murder case

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A once-closed investigation into the unsolved suspectedt murder of a four-year-old girl, whose unidentified body which bore marks of brutal injuries was found in a ditch beside a motorway in central France in 1987, appeared close to finally being solved after DNA identification taken from her brother arrested in 2016 for an unrelated violent crime led police to her parents, who were arrested this week.

France gives honorary citizenship to ‘Spider-man’ hero who saved child

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Migrant Mamoudou Gassama's rescue earned invitation to meet President Macron who offered him French nationality and a job as fireman.

'Hero' Malian migrant saves child from Paris balcony

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In a rescue captured on video, Mamoudou Gassama scaled a building in Paris to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony.

Boy, 5, found dead in French street after 'bed-wetting punishment'

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Child found dead and stripped to his underwear in a street after his mother and step-father allegedly physically punished him for wetting the bed.

French woman who left baby to drown on beach blames 'witchcraft'

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Defence lawyer says Fabienne Kabou, 39, accused of murder of daughter in 2013, is 'extremely intelligent but subject to irrational beliefs'.

French soldier faces investigation over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

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Special forces soldier, 38, who was repatriated to France earlier in the week, faces probe over sexual abuse of two girls aged three and five.

A child in a suitcase: behind the X-ray

International — Chronicle

Mediapart’s resident singer and songwriter La Parisienne Libérée regularly contributes a critical review of current affairs in music, images and text. Here she returns to the story of Adou Ouattara, an eight-year-old Ivorian boy who was discovered on May 7th hidden in a suitcase carried by a Moroccan woman crossing the border into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta. Adou was found after the baggage was X-rayed, and the disturbing image of the scan was later published around the world. La Parisienne Libérée takes up the story from there.

French luxury hotel boss to submit to DNA test over Dati child claim

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French court orders hotel and casino chain boss Dominique Desseigne to undergo DNA test to establish if he fathered former justice minister's child.