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Drought causes worry for future of French Alps lake

After a long period of drought, one of France’s biggest lakes in Annecy in the Alps has dried to its lowest level since 1947.

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Today in History for October 16th

(16 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies. (Oct. 16)

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“Fears and hopes” among French fishermen as Brexit looms

Scallop fishermen in the Normandy region of France express hopes and fears about the future of their trade as Brexit threatens to redraw battle lines in the Channel.

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FBL: Both Germany and France eyeing redemption

Germany are prepared to make “important changes” to get the three points against world champions France in the Nations League clash on Tuesday, assure coach Joachim Loew and captain Manuel Neuer after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to the Netherlands at the weekend.

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France: Shock, anger in Trebes after flash flooding

At least 10 people are dead after violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years. In the town of Trebes, near Carcassonne, the water in the Aude rose eight metres (26 feet) in just five hours, leaving residents scrambling to get out of their flooded homes.

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Historic cross-Channel ferry hop faces Brexit test

The ferry line linking Newhaven in England to Dieppe in France fears a hard Brexit as potential customs controls after Britain leaves the European Union could slow down the high level of freight.

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Six dead as heavy storms hit southwestern France

At least six people died after heavy storms swamped parts of southwestern France, flooding rivers and cutting roads.

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Deadly floods in southwestern France

Videograhic locating the department of Aude in southwestern France, where severe floods left many people dead.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Sergeant York: World War I hero who founded a rural school

“What he saw in France… convinced him that education is important,” says Gerald York, of his grandfather Alvin, a World War I hero who founded a rural school in Tennessee.