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New headaches for struggling Paris tourism

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As Paris tourism struggles to overcome last year's deadly Islamist attacks, the world's most visited city faces a new threat: a wave of protests and further planned strikes, tourism officials warn.

45m people trapped in slavery: index

45m people trapped in slavery: index Nearly 46 million people are living as slaves worldwide, with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence of slavery in North Korea, according to the Global Slavery Index.

French pilots, oil workers to strike

French pilots, oil workers to strike

Air France pilots have voted to go on strike and oil storage workers extended a job walkout, compounding the French government's woes as it scrambles to calm rolling protests against labour reforms ahead of the Euro football tournament.

Ohio zoo defends shooting gorilla

Ohio zoo defends shooting gorilla

Cincinnati Zoo's director is standing by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him. 

Lockdown lifted at White House

Lockdown lifted at White House

A brief, partial lockdown at the White House has been lifted after a metal object tossed over the fence was tested and determined not to be dangerous, the US Secret Service says.

Morphine increased pain severity: study

Morphine increased pain severity: study

Morphine can more than double the duration of pain and increase its severity, according to a new animal study.

Delaying Games would give 'false security'

Delaying Games would give 'false security' Postponing the Rio Olympics over fears the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security, the WHO says.

Outrage at boy's parents after gorilla shot

Outrage at boy's parents after gorilla shot

The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice.

At least 700 migrants dead at sea this week

At least 700 migrants dead at sea this week

At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said.

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