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'120 Beats Per Minute': Hearts pound in defiant AIDS drama

Robin Campillo's tribute to direct-action group ACT UP, which opens in French cinemas on Wednesday, is a deeply moving drama about gay activists striving to live life to the fullest even as they battle disease and indifference.

Angola elects new president after 38 years of dos Santos rule

Angolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power, but with his hand-picked successor widely expected to take over.

Torso found in Copenhagen waters matches DNA of missing Swedish journalist

Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.

Missouri governor halts execution to examine DNA evidence

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

US increases pressure on Pakistan with threat to cut military aid

The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups.

US ups pressure on Pakistan with threat to cut military aid

The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups.

Barcelona suspect admits group was planning larger attack in Spain

An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack on monuments using explosives, a judicial source said.

Trump blames media for fallout over Charlottesville comments

President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

Is the US alt-right 'making racism cool again'?

Social media savvy and politically incorrect, the alt-right movement's young white supremacists are making noise in the United States, even as they struggle to define themselves. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

France's domestic security operation 'Sentinelle' to undergo revamp

France's 'Operation Sentinelle', a domestic military presence that since the January 2015 terrorist attacks has deployed thousands of soldiers to patrol public spaces will be revamped, the French Interior minister announced Tuesday.

Iraqi troops breach outskirts of Tal Afar city in battle against IS group

Iraqi troops on Tuesday reached the first urban areas of the Islamic State-held northern town of Tal Afar on the third day of a multi-pronged operation, said a military commander.

India's top court outlaws practice of Islamic 'instant divorce'

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives--by saying talaq' three times--as unconstitutional.

Chilean court ruling clears way for abortion in extreme cases

Chile's Constitutional Court on Monday approved a bill to decriminalize abortion in certain cases, a move decried by conservative opponents but hailed by Socialist President Michelle Bachelet as a victory for women's rights.

Video: Civilians flee as Iraqi army seeks to retake Tal Afar from IS group

The battle for Tal Afar, the last major population centre in northern Iraq still controlled by the Islamic State group, has sparked fears for thousands of civilians trapped inside.

Remains of sailors found on damaged US warship

Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

Four suspects in Barcelona attacks appear in court

Four men accused of being members of an Islamist cell behind twin attacks that killed 15 people in Catalonia last week appeared in court on Tuesday, a day after the last fugitive was shot dead by police.

Trump pressures Pakistan to end support for terror 'safe havens'

US President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US would send thousands more troops to Afghanistan while calling on Pakistan to do more to counter terror in the country and end its support for terrorist "safe havens".

South Asia floods kill more than 800, displace more than a million

Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.

Italian tourist island of Ischia hit by deadly quake

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing at least two people, injuring dozens of others and leaving two young brothers trapped in the rubble.

Trump vows Afghanistan victory but says 'no blank cheque'

Declaring the U.S. will win "in the end," President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw.

Spanish police shoot dead main Barcelona attack suspect

Spanish police confirmed on Monday that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the man suspected of driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week, has been shot dead.

Why Barcelona, a tourist paradise, is a 'Salafist city'

Barcelona, a world-renowned tourist destination, has also been an attraction for jihadists on a trail linking European countries such as France and Belgium to Moroccan criminal networks.

Torso found in search for missing Swedish journalist

A headless female torso was found on Monday in the water's edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine told a court she died on board, police said.

Italian tourist island hit by deadly quake

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia late Monday, causing destruction that left one person dead and one missing at peak tourist season, authorities said.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m in case linking talcum powder to cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Millions in US treated to rare solar eclipse

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

After Ramblas trauma, Barcelona attack witness Aamer Anwar defies far-right trolls

British human-rights lawyer Aamer Anwar narrowly escaped harm on Las Ramblas on Thursday only to come under heavy fire from far-right extremist trolls online.

10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker

There was no indication that the collision between a U.S. Navy ship and a tanker near Singapore on Monday was intentional, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday.

Police extend search for Barcelona van attacker to all of Europe

Spanish police on Monday confirmed they had identified the driver of a van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, killing 13, as an international manhunt for the suspect widened.

At least one dead after car crashes into bus shelters in Marseille

At least one person was killed and another was injured when a van crashed into pedestrians waiting at bus shelters in Marseille on Monday, French police have said.

French presidency gives Brigitte Macron official role, but no salary

The French presidency said Monday that Brigitte Macron, the wife of President Emmanuel Macron, would have an official role representing France but would not be paid or have her own budget or staff.

Missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall 'buried at sea after submarine accident'

The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident onboard the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday.

US embassy suspends Russian tourist visas over diplomat expulsions

In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.

A makeshift centre for male migrants in Paris sparks controversy

The mayor of Paris's 15th arrondissement says he was never consulted on the decision to house hundreds of male migrants temporarily at a local gym as France struggles to find long-term solutions to its refugee influx.

Neymar dazzles home crowd as PSG rout Toulouse 6-2

Neymar wowed home fans on his debut at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, scoring twice and setting up two more goals as Paris Saint-Germain put Toulouse to the sword.

10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker

At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.

Spain honours terror victims in solemn mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia

Mourners wiped back tears at a solemn mass at Barcelona's stunning Sagrada Familia church on Sunday for victims of the deadly vehicle attacks that have devastated Spain.

Millions in US flock for glimpse of rare solar eclipse

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

US, S. Korea begin war games amid tensions with North

South Korea and the United States began annual war games on Monday, US Forces Korea said, amid heated warnings by Pyongyang that the exercises will worsen tensions in the region.

American entertainer and filmmaker Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy endeared him to millions in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday aged 91, his agent told AFP.

Spain investigates missing imam, continues hunt for driver in Barcelona attack

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell behind two deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized the young men in Spain.

Iraqi forces begin operation against IS group to reclaim Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the Islamic State group and one of their last remaining strongholds in the region.

Boston 'free speech' rally upstaged by massive counterprotest

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned free speech rally'.

Lebanon army takes 'a third of territory' from IS group on Syria border

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.

Grace Mugabe flies home amid claims of assault in S. Africa

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assault in South Africa where she is seeking diplomatic immunity, returned home from a visit there on Sunday, public broadcaster ZBC reported.

French police arrest man after security scare in southern city of Nimes

Police in the southern French city of Nimes on Saturday briefly closed the local railway station and arrested a man with a fake gun, amid heightened security following a twin terror attack in Spain.

Conservative rally in Boston cut short by counterprotest

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned free speech rally'.

Spain expands hunt for driver of van in Barcelona attack

Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan man believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 14 and wounded around 100.

Police treat Finland stabbings as terrorist attack

Police are treating a stabbing spree in Finland that left two people dead as a terrorist attack, police said Saturday, identifying the suspect as an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen.

Nigeria's ailing leader returns home after three months

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, while the government gave no details on what exactly has been ailing him.