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Several injured as massive explosion rips through Paris bakery

Paris, France | AFP | A powerful explosion destroyed a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring several people and blowing out dozens of nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and rescue residents in …

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Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

Paris, France | AFP | Paris city authorities said Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030. Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s office said the goals — which are more ambitious time-wise than a …

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Ready-to-use home-made explosives found in Paris suburb

Paris, France | AFP |  Homemade explosives ready for use were found Wednesday in an unoccupied flat near Paris, judicial sources said. Gas canisters and electric wiring were also found in the flat in Villejuif, a suburb south of the French capital, and two men were arrested nearby, the sources …

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Nudists get their place in the sun at Paris park

Paris, France | AFP | Parisian nudists will finally have a spot to take it all off — for the next few weeks at least — at a secluded zone in the Bois de Vincennes park east of the city. “The creation of an area in the Bois de Vincennes where …

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Kenyan Mr and Mrs tie up Paris marathon victory

Paris, France | AFP | Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo tying up the women’s race to make it a memorable day out for the Kenyan couple in the French capital. Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win in a time of two …

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Paris, the upstart startup capital

Paris, France | AFP |  Could Paris, the City of Light, soon become known as the City of Innovation helping propel young entrepreneurs to push technological and business frontiers? While efforts by Paris to lure financial companies from London in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union …

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