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Trial to open in Paris of Briton accused of filmmaker's murder

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A Paris court will next week try in absentia Ian Bailey, 62, a British expatriate living in west Cork, Ireland, who is accused of the 1996 murder there of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier which Bailey denies committing but says he will 'almost certainly' be convicted of.  

Woman aged 102 is chief suspect in French care home killing

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A 102-year-old woman is the chief suspect in the killing of a 92-year-old woman found to have been beaten and strangled in her bed in the care home for the elderly where both of them lived, in a village about 70 kilomertres east of Paris.

How the murders of two elderly Jewish women shook France

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Two killings in Paris, one year apart, have inflamed the bitter French debate over antisemitism, race and religion.

Son-in-law of murdered Monaco billionaire admits her murder

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In a dramatic turnaround at his trial in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, Wojciech Janowski, Poland's former honorary consul to Monaco and son-in-law of billionaire heiress Hélène Pastor, 77, has confessed to organising her murder by hitmen in 2014 but denies ordering the killing of her chauffeur.

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.

London trial of French couple charged with murdering nanny, 21

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French nationals Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, are accused of murdering their 21-year-old nanny, also from France, and trying to dispose of her body by setting fire to it in their garden in Wimbledon, south-west London.

Husband arrested in unsolved French case of murdered jogger

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The husband of a 29-year-old bank worker whose partially-burnt body was found last October in countryside near their home in Gray, north-east France, has been detained for questioning by police who until now have found no other suspects for her murder by strangulation.

French police investigate murder suspect as possible Alps serial killer

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French police have begun reopening unsolved cases of murders and disappearances in and around the French Alps after the arrest of 34-year-old former army doghandler over the disappearance in the region of a girl aged 9 has now led to the discovery of evidence suggesting his involvment in the nearby murder of a soldier.

Thousands in France mourn murdered jogger Alexia Daval

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March of some 10,000 people took place in north-eastern town after burnt body of Alexia Daval, 29, who disappeared while jogging, was found.

Five arrested in connection with Marseille station knife attack

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Five people have been detained for questioning over their suspected links to Ahmed Hanachi, 29, who was shot dead by an army security patrol after he murdered two young women outside St. Charles railway station in the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday in a knife attack which the Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for.

Murder of Jewish woman in Paris ignites debate over word ‘terrorism’

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Jewish community is uneasy over reluctance to classify murder of Sarah Halimi, 65, whose alleged killer is Muslim, as an act of terrorism.

Bailey to face Irish extradition hearing over murder of French woman

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British journalist Ian Bailey, 60, wanted by France for the 1996 murder in Ireland of film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, has been summoned to an Irish court hearing on May 31st to decide upon his extradition.

Brother-in-law admits murdering missing family of four in France

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Hubert Caouissin says he killed his former brother-in-law Pascal Troadec, his wife and the couple's two children in dispute over gold pieces. 

Briton jailed in France for murdering fiancée freed after two years

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Businessman Ian Griffin, 47, was found guilty by a Parios court in December 2014 of murdering 36-year-old Polish-born millionaire Kinga Legg, in a suite at the five-star Bristol hotel in the French capital in May 2009.

French survivor tells of Rouen priest's jihadist murder

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Guy Coponet, forced by killers to film murder of Father Jacques Hamel in church at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, says: 'I can't get over it.'