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Explosive hobby cleaning up French rivers using magnets

Equipped with powerful magnets, history enthusiasts and environmentalists scour France’s rivers, pulling out bits of scrap metal, bikes, scooters and the odd kitchen appliance. Sometimes, too, they fish other more unexpected objects out of the water, such as unexploded munitions. Magnet fishing has fast become a popular pastime, according to public safety officials, but French authorities have clamped down over ... Read More »

French ‘Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper urging peace

A French climber known as “Spiderman” has scaled a Hong Kong skyscraper and put up a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest. Alain Robert unfurled a banner showing a handshake and the flags of Hong Kong and China on Friday morning. Hong Kong has seen months of anti-government protests that have sometimes led to violent clashes ... Read More »

Michael Jackson fans sue in French court

Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”. Thursday’s hearing will take place at a court in the northern city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line groups will ... Read More »

FIFA vice president Ahmad questioned by French authorities

Paris (AP/UNB) – FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit officials in positions of power within the governing body of world soccer. Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress and start of the Women’s World Cup when he was picked up in the morning at a ... Read More »

French baroque music on Sunday at Shilpakala Academy

Dhaka, Feb 15 – Alliance Française de Dhaka will host a musical programme on French baroque music on Sunday, 17 February 2019 at 6.30 pm at National Theater (The main theatre hall) of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. French musical ensemble Son Ar Mein Consort from France and Asian University for Women Choir from Chittagong will perform the pieces of famous French ... Read More »

Nadal beats Thiem to win 11th title

World number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in the second. Read More »