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French Senate starts gay marriage debate amid protests

France's upper chamber of parliament has begun examining bill which gives homosexual couples the right to marry and adopt children.

Gay marriage supporters stage weekend of demonstrations across France

The demonstrations are a response to the recent mobilisation of thousands of opponents of the government’s plan to legalise gay marriage.

France confirms ban on protests over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Interior minister Manuel Valls bans all protests planned this weekend over French magazine cartoons denigrating Islam's Prophet Mohammed.

France closes foreign missions amid Mohammed cartoons anger

French embassies around the Islamic close following satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of caricatures of Prophet Mohammed.

Protest outside US embassy in Paris over anti-Islam film

A hundred people were arrested, and three police officers hurt, during a protest outside the US embassy in Paris against an anti-Islam film.