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Teenager arrested over Paris 'terrorist attack' hoax

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A 16-year-old boy was detained on suspicion of taking part in a false alert of a hostage-taking in a church in Le Marais district of Paris on Saturday, which led to a major anti-terrorist police operation.

Hackers target Mediapart

France

Mediapart was on Thursday targeted by a computer attack which made access to the site difficult or, for some, impossible. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a Franco-Israeli hacker who operates under the alias of Ulcan, and follows recent attacks led by him against French website Rue89  which were coupled with vicious hoax phone calls targeting its journalists and which have had serious consequences.