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  • MALI – FRANCE – NETHERLANDS: French forces rescue Dutch hostage in the north of Mali

    By RFI
    French special forces have rescued a Dutch train driver taken hostage nearly four years ago in Mali by Al-Qaeda’s north African arm in an operation that killed several jihadists. France’s defence ministry said Sjaak Rijke, kidnapped in Timbuktu in November 2011, was freed on Monday during “military action carried out by the French army’s special forces”.
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    French forces were conducting a dawn raid against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Tessalit in Mali’s far north when they stumbled upon the Dutch hostage. “It was a surprise, for our forces to be able to free this hostage because we did not have information” about his presence, French President Francois Hollande told journalists. Hollande said the hostage was “as well as possible after four years of captivity”.
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    Rijke has now been transported to a safe location.

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  • FRANCE – VIETNAM – US: Franco-Vietnamese Agent Orange victim sues US chemical companies

    FRANCE – VIETNAM – US: Franco-Vietnamese Agent Orange victim sues US chemical companies 0 A Franco-Vietnamese woman has filed a lawsuit in France to ask for damages from US chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed by the US air force during the Vietnam War. Forty years after the North Vietnamese seized Saigon, [...]

  • GERMANY – FRANCE – UNITED STATES: Germany spied on French civil servants for US’s NSA, report

    GERMANY – FRANCE – UNITED STATES: Germany spied on French civil servants for US’s NSA, report 0 German intelligence spied on top French officials for the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) , a German newspaper revealed on Thursday, adding a further twist to a scandal about proxy economic espionage on the US’s behalf. German Chancellor [...]

  • FOOTBALL: Chelsea on the brink of Premier League title with 3-1 win over Leicester

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  • NEPAL – FRANCE: Third French national dead in Nepal earthquake as survivors touch down in Paris

    NEPAL – FRANCE: Third French national dead in Nepal earthquake as survivors touch down in Paris 0 A third French national was confirmed to have died in Nepal’s earthquake, as a first planeload of survivors arrived at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport. The authorities are "very worried" about some of the 200 French people still [...]

  • UGANDA: Uganda opposition worried by Museveni military service proposal

    UGANDA: Uganda opposition worried by Museveni military service proposal 0 President Yoweri Museveni is calling for a "universal" military service to confront the Al-Shebab rebel threat at home, raising fears in opposition circles that he wants to militarise Ugandan society with combat readiness and intelligence-gathering classes. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on a visit to Kenya [...]

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  • FOOTBALL: Chelsea on the brink of Premier League title with 3-1 win over Leicester

    0 Chelsea is now within one victory of being crowned British Premier League champions with Jose Mourinho’s team holding a 13-point lead. While Leicester carried hope during the first half of Wednesday’s match, veteran stricker Didier Drogba tied the game in the 48th minute. John Terry celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal [...]

  • CRICKET: Mominul anchors Bangladesh’s steady start against Pakistan

    0 Hosts Bangladesh, who chose to bat after winning the toss, were 236 for 4 at the end of the first day of the first Test against Pakistan at Khulna on Tuesday. Mominul Haque was out leg-before-wicket on the last ball of the day, leaving Shakib Al Hasan unbeaten on 19. Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque scored [...]

  • FOOTBALL: Hull pulls away from relegation zone, Liverpool jeopardises Champions League spot

    0 Hull beat Liverpool 1-0 on Tuesday night in Premier League football. Hull’s captain Michael Dawson scored in the 36th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling in action with Hull’s Michael Dawson and Paul McShane, 28 April 2015 Photo: Reuters/Lee Smith Standard Read [...]