France will not give in to terror after Nice attack, Macron says

President calls for firmness and unity after man with knife kills three people in church

France will not give in to terror, Emmanuel Macron has said in a call for firmness and unity after the country’s latest terrorist attack left three people dead.

Speaking outside the basilica in Nice where a man armed with a knife killed two women and a man the president said France was under attack.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:13pm
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France orders children aged six and over to wear masks in school

National assembly votes to extend rule to primary schools as national lockdown starts

Children in France aged six and over will have to wear face masks in the classroom to keep schools open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, said on the eve of a second national lockdown.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:20pm
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Iraqi Family Identifies Their Son As ISIS Teen At Center Of Navy War Crimes Trial

Khaled Jamal Abdullah after running away from home to pledge allegiance to ISIS and join them as a fighter. He had just turned 16.

The name of the young ISIS fighter was not revealed in U.S. court proceedings and the records are sealed. NPR has identified the fighter with the help of Iraqi officials and the teenager's family.

(Image credit: Jamal Abdullah Naser)

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:10am
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Germany Sees Generational Conflict Over Pandemic As Virus Spreads

People wearing face masks walk past an outdoor restaurant Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. To slow the spread of the coronavirus, restaurants will be closed from next Monday.

Germany is heading into a partial lockdown. Berlin already imposed closing hours to its nightlife for the first time in decades, as Germany's leader asked youth to think of their grandparents.

(Image credit: Michael Probst/AP)

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:55am
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India Crosses 8 Million Coronavirus Cases; Second Only To U.S.

New confirmed cases in India have been dropping recently. But the Hindu festival season, local elections and seasonal air pollution are raising concerns that the virus could surge again.

(Image credit: Ashwini Bhatia/AP)

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:36am
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Nice attack: gunfire heard during police standoff outside church – video

Eyewitness video captured the sound of gunfire as police responded at the scene of a deadly church attack in the French city of Nice on Thursday. A man armed with a knife has killed three people – two women and a man – during the terrorist attack inside the Notre-Dame Basilica in the city centre. Police described the scene as a ‘vision of horror’. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, said the attacker had said ‘Allahu Akbar’ several times while he was being arrested and handcuffed by police

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:43am
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Man arrested in Saudi Arabia after alleged knife attack at French consulate

Incident comes amid heightened anti-France sentiment across Muslim world

Saudi Arabian police have arrested a man outside the French consulate in Jeddah after he allegedly stabbed a guard, amid heightened anti-France sentiment across the Muslim world and apparent terrorist attacks in two French cities.

The Saudi national used a “sharp tool” to injure the guard, who is receiving treatment in hospital, the Saudi Press Agency said.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:45am
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