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Family of rugby star murdered in Paris denounce 'heinous crime'

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The French lawyer for the family of retired Argentine rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu, who was shot dead at the weekend after an altercation in a Paris bar, has spoken of their 'unspeakable pain' following the 'heinous crime'.

Calls for tougher rules for French hunters after hiker shot dead

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After a 25-year-old woman was shot dead on a marked walking trail in central France at the weekend in an apparent boar-hunting accident, politicians campaigning in upcoming presidential elections have joined calls for the introduction of a strict limit on days allowed for hunting, and notably a weekend ban.

Police shoot dead knifeman at Paris Gare du Nord railway station

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Transport police shot dead a man who reportedly threatened  them with a knife during the early rush hour on Monday inside the Paris Gare du Nord station, the busiest in Europe, which officials later said is not believed to be a terrorist-related incident. 

French police officer dies in anti-drugs operation in Avignon

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A 36-year-old police officer has died after he was shot during an operation against drug dealers in the centre of the south-east French town of Avignon on Wednesday.

One person dead, another wounded in Paris hospital shooting

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A gunman shot a man dead and seriously wounded a securiy guard outside a Paris hospital on Monday, in what police suspect was a contract killing.

Three gendarmes shot dead in domestic violence case

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Three gendarmes aged between 21 and 45 were shot dead and another was wounded while responding to a case of domestic violence in an isolated rural area of central France on Tuesday evening, when the former husband of a woman who had sought refuge on the roof of her house was later found dead in his car. 

Suspect in Orthodox priest shooting in France released

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A man was released from police custody in the south-east French city of Lyon on Sunday following his arrest on Saturday based on eye witness descriptions of the gunman who earlier that day shot and seriously wounded a Greek orthodox priest outside his church.

Greek Orthodox priest shot twice in SE French city of Lyon

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An Orthodox priest of Greeek nationality was hit twice at close range by a man with a shotgun as he closed his church in the south-east French city of Lyon on Saturday afternoon, after which local media reported that a man matching a description of the assailant was arrested several hours later.

Outrage after French police officers shot and wounded

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One of the officers was in critical condition after being shot four times, while the other was shot twice after the pair were dragged out of their unmarked car and beaten late yesterday in a Paris suburb.

Three dead in shooting at service station in southern France

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Gunmen opened fire on Sunday evening on suspected drug dealers at a service station close to Toulon, in south-east France, killing two men and a woman reported to be a passing tourist, and seriously wounding her husband.

One dead, several injured in attack in Corsica shooting

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Officials said lone gunman shot several passers-by in the Lupino neighbourhood of Bastia, on the north coast of Corsica.

Strasbourg attack suspect 'pledged allegiance to Islamic State'

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Cherif Chekat, 29, the chief suspect in the shooting attack on the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, which left five people dead and another 12 wounded, and who was shot dead by police shortly afterwards, had left a recent pledge of allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group on a computer memory stick, judicial officials have confirmed.

France policeman formally investigated over Nantes shooting

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Officer initially said he had opened fire on the 22-year-old man in self-defence but under questioning said he had fired by accident.

Video released of French police fatally shooting man fleeing arrest

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An amateur video recording has emerged of police officers shooting at a car driven by an allegedly armed man, who was later found dead, after he refused a summons to step out of his vehicle on a housing estate near the town of Montargis, south of Paris, and who sped off after ramming a police vehicle.

Man placed under investigation for helping Champs-Elysée attack

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Judicial sources said a 23-year-old man has been placed under investigation for aiding the gunman who murdered a police officer and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysées avenue last month, after his DNA was found on the weapon used by Karim Cheurfi, who was shot dead by police.