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French President Emmanuel Macron has said footage showing Paris police attacking a black man was “unacceptable” and “shameful”. An investigation has been launched into the violent arrest of Michel Zecler, a music producer who says he was racially abused by officers on Saturday. The incident was captured on CCTV and mobile footage, and was circulated
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Iran will avenge the death of an assassinated nuclear scientist “like lightning”, an adviser to the country’s supreme leader has said. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was injured after gunmen fired at his car and he died later in hospital, Iranian state media reported. Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader and a candidate in the country’s
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There are “serious indications” that Israel was involved in the killing of a senior Iranian nuclear scientist, Iran’s foreign minister has said. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was injured after gunmen fired at his car and he died later in hospital, Iranian state media reported. “Unfortunately, the medical team did not succeed in reviving him, and a few
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The world’s most expensive handbag has been created to help raise awareness of ocean pollution. The item costs €6m (£5.3m), with €800,000 (£714,000) of the proceeds going towards operations to clean the seas. Made of semi-shiny alligator, the bag is embellished with a diamond pavé accessory and 10 white gold butterflies with sapphires, diamonds and
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Thailand’s claim to have seized almost $1bn in ketamine was a “misunderstanding”, the country’s justice minister has said. Tests so far show the bags confiscated by authorities contain trisodium phosphate, a common cleaning agent. Somsak Thepsuthin said a “technical error” in field testing had caused the initial false claim. “This was a misunderstanding that our
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