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French watchdog confirms deaths from drug used as contraceptive

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Drug designed to combat acne but which was also prescribed as a female contraceptive caused four deaths, says France's drug safety agency.

Five die in apartment fire in Paris suburb

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Five people, including a child, were killed in an overnight fire that swept their apartment in the suburb of Gennevilliers, north of Paris.

Four dead in French Alps mystery shooting massacre of family from Surrey

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Two young girls are the only survivors of a shooting attack on a holidaying family from Britain that left four dead in woodland in the French Alps.

Four dead as forest fires rage on French and Spanish borders

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Four French people have died in forest fires raging between France and northern Catalonia in Spain, the worst in the region in more than 20 years.

Hollande leads solemn tribute to French soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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President François Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy attended a ceremony in Paris to honour four French soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Four French troops dead, five wounded in Afghanistan suicide attack

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Four French troops were killed and another five wounded in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.

Pharmaceutical firm Servier stands trial over killer diabetes-weight loss drug

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Trial opens of French pharmaceutical firm Servier for hiding dangers of diabetes drug used to lose weight and blamed for causing at least 500 deaths.

Two French soldiers shot dead by rogue Afghan soldier

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Two French soldiers engaged in a support mission in Afghanistan were shot dead by an Afghan army soldier.

Wild boar deaths on French coast still baffle authorities

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Tests find no clear reason for the mysterious deaths of 36 wild boars on France's northwestern coast, thought to be caused from seaweed gases.