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SW France supermarket siege ends: three people and gunman dead

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At least three people were murdered and several others wounded in a series of attacks, described by officials as terrorism, by a lone gunman near Carcassonne, in south-west France, which ended when police shot him dead during a supermarket siege.

Mystery unfolds over 1870 Paris siege letter discovered in Australia

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The son-to-mother letter, sent to Normandy by balloon from a Paris beseiged by Prussians, was inexplicably found in Australia's National Archives.

Special forces storm besieged Mali luxury hotel

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French and US special forces helped Malian troops end siege in Bamako in which up to 27 people were killed.

Fate of Paris attacks 'mastermind' unknown says prosecutor

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Official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud not among 8 people arrested but that not all those who died in police raid had yet been identified.

At least 12 dead as French-assisted raid ends Mali siege

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Four UN contractors freed in raid, but Mali's UN peacekeeping operation MINUSMA said 5 people associated with mission had died.

High-class jewellery store robbery ends in cross-Paris chase with police

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The heist at the Champs Elysées Cartier store by armed robbers ended after they surrendered during a hostage siege near Montparnasse.

French police investigate after TV news runs gunman siege tapes

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Police probe how taped exchanges between police and a jihadist gunman who killed seven people came to be broadcast on national television.

French gunman jumps to his death in hail of bullets

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The 23-year-old suspected of killing seven people in France in the name of Al Qaeda died when police stormed his flat after a long siege.

Besieged gunman boasted he brought France to its knees

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The gunman suspected of shooting dead seven people said his only regret was not having been able to carry out his plans for more killings.

French police corner school shootings suspect

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French police have surrounded a house where a man suspected of a series of deadly shootings in Toulouse and Montauban is holed up.