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In Mexico 'you can die just for being a woman'

By Marie Hibon
In April 2013 a man displays the photos of women who have died or disappeared in Ecatepec, Mexico. © Henry Romero (Reuters) In April 2013 a man displays the photos of women who have died or disappeared in Ecatepec, Mexico. © Henry Romero (Reuters)

Figures show that in the month of January more than ten women a day were murdered in Mexico. In some areas of the country, say women's rights campaigners, women are disposed of like “a piece of garbage”. Meanwhile to the dismay of local associations the new left-wing government in the country is not treating the issue as a priority. Marie Hibon reports on the appalling situation facing many women in Mexico.

'Unstable' French knifeman kills mother and sister, IS claims attack

A knife-wielding 36-year-old man described by France's interior minister as suffering from 'serious psychiatric problems' was shot dead by police on Thursday after murdering his mother and sister and severely wounding another woman in the town of Trappes, south-west of Paris, in an attack which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for.

Female officer among six held over murders of French police couple

A woman police officer, together with her son and daughter, were among six people arrested for questioning over the murders in 2016 of a policeman and his partner, who worked in police adminstration, at their home west of Paris by a man who claimed he was acting in the name of the Islamic State group.

Domestic entourage behind most murders of women in France: study


More than half of the murders of women in France in 2015, excluding victims of terrorist attacks, were committed by members of their domestic entourage, and of these the majority were carried out by current or former husbands and partners. The startling figures emerge from a study by an official French statistics agency, which found that women most at risk from their domestic environment are aged between 15 and 35 and live in rural areas. Louise Fessard reports.


Man slits throats of father and brother in daylight killings in Paris

Police have excluded a terrorist motive for the killings in a building courtyard in central Paris where a man was arrested beside the lifeless bodies of his father and brother.

French police couple murdered at home in terrorist attack

The couple's three-year-old son survived the knife attack by a man claiming allegiance to Islamic State group and who was later killed by police.

Police rule out mystery biker in French Alps murders

Man released after being questioned by police over the shooting of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in 2012. 

Charlie Hebdo killings: an assault on our freedoms


The massacre that took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning is an act without precedent, writes Mediapart editor François Bonnet. The killers who targeted the satirical magazine also attacked the very heart of what makes a democracy, freedom of the press and, beyond that, our individual and collective freedoms.

UPDATE: Brussels shootings suspect arrested in France 'tried to film attack'

Prosecutor says equipment found on the man arrested for the fatal shootings at Brussels' Jewish Museum showed he tried to film his attack.

France ups security at Jewish sites following Brussels shootings

The move came after the murders of an Israeli couple and a Frenchwoman at the Brussels Jewish museum and an anti-Semitic attack near Paris.

Marseille's lurid tit-for-tat killings – the real story


The reprisal murders that take place in Marseille regularly make the headlines and have helped fuel the idea that crime in France's major Mediterranean port city is spiralling out of control. However, as Louise Fessard reports, the crime statistics and other research tell a different story.

French Alps murder victim 'recorded all his calls'

One year after a British family and a French cyclist were murdered near Annecy, British and French investyigators claim 'great advances' in the case.

Emergency meeting called after latest shootings in Marseille

Interior minister Manuel Valls calls for crisis meeting after two fatal shootings in Marseille, where 15 people have already been murdered this year.

French police to quiz Swiss gunman over Alps massacre of British family

Police investigating the September murders of a British family in the French Alps want to question Swiss gunman who killed three women on Wednesday.

One gun only used in French Alps massacre

A single weapon was used in the gunning down of four people, including a British family, in woodland near Lake Annecy in the French Alps.