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One man dies and thirty people rescued in Channel crossing attempt

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A man believed to be of Sudanese origin has died and 30 other people were rescued on Friday after a dinghy attempting to cross the Channel to the UK ran into difficulty close to the French coast.

French philosopher who wrote book on risk-taking dies rescuing children

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Anne Dufourmantelle entered water at Pampelonne beach near St Tropez after the children got into difficulty. They escaped unharmed.

British rugby coach drowns on French beach after 'whiplash' wave injury

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Gendarmes said Rob Walton, 36, was hit on the spine and suffered whiplash when caught up in a large wave near Biarritz in SW France.

European Commission agrees Hollande call for summit on Med migrant crisis

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The French president urged a meeting of foreign, interior ministers after drownings of about 700 EU-bound migrants off Libya this weekend.

Seven drown off southern French coast

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Seven men drowned over the weekend off six different beaches on France's Mediterranean coast amid high winds and strong currents.