Suspect in Paris knife attack was not on police radar

The primary suspect in Friday’s knife attack outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was not on police radar – despite a recent arrest for carrying a weapon.

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Domestic violence: ‘Electronic bracelets are a first step, but we have to go further’

Electronic bracelets that are designed to alert victims of domestic abuse if their attacker is nearby have been backed by the French government and advocacy groups as essential to enforcing restraining orders. Yet as the authorities prepare to roll out the new technology on Friday, some say it is not enough.

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Lebanon's PM-designate resigns amid political impasse over govt formation

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country.

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African court requests ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo’s voting rights be restored

Ivory Coast should allow former president Laurent Gbagbo, who has been barred from running in next month’s key presidential election, to vote in the poll, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said Friday.

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Coronavirus deaths could reach 2 million, WHO warns

The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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