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Brazilian govt backs Neymar in racism row

S - Brazil's government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the "racism" that triggered the brawl.

No ties found between Marseille attacker, terrorist groups: Tunis

Tunis - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Thursday a probe into the young Tunisian who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille had uncovered no links to terrorist groups.

No link so far between Marseille knifeman and IS: source

Paris - French investigators probing a knife attack in Marseille at the weekend have not found any link so far between the assailant and the Islamic State group, a source close to the case told AFP.

Marseille knifeman used multiple aliases before IS-claimed attack

Marseille - French anti-terrorism investigators scrambled on Monday to identify a knifeman who used multiple aliases before killing two women at the main train station in Marseille in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Marseille knife attacker held for theft but let go days before rampage

Marseille - The man who stabbed two young women to death in Marseille in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group was arrested days earlier for shoplifting but let go because a key official was absent, sources close to the probe said Monday.

IS claims deadly Marseille knife attack

Marseille - A knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol.

Two men killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two men were killed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a 14-year-old girl seriously wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the southern French city of Marseille, Police Commissioner Laurent Nunez told AFP.

Marseille earn morale-boosting win

Marseille - Marseille gave their faltering bid for Champions League qualification from Ligue 1 a shot in the arm with a 2-1 home victory against struggling Valenciennes on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Halting the Paris to Nice TGV for a laugh is no laughing matter

Marseille - Yesterday afternoon, Saturday, a gang of youths halted a high speed Paris to Nice train (TGV) in its tracks near Marseille. What was done as a prank could have wider implications for travellers in France.

Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

Marseille - A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.

UEFA: Matches set for elite eight in Champions and Europa leagues

March madness of a different sort in underway in Europe as the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) held the quarter-final draws for the Champions League and Europa League on Friday (March 16).

Self-immolation spreads to Europe, French teen sets self on fire

Marseille - A 16-year-old boy was immediately rushed to the hospital after he drenched himself with a flammable liquid in a toilet at his public school. He then set himself on fire and burned 70 percent of his body.

French reporters smuggle handgun onto airplane

Paris - An investigation is underway at Charles de Gaulle and Marseille airports after journalists filming a special for French TV were able to smuggle the parts of a 9mm handgun on-board a plane in their carry-on luggage and reassemble it during the flight.

A visit to Marseille: People and places Special

Marseille - An illustrated walk around the historic Mediterranean city of Marseille. Restaurants, theatres and beautiful architecture are the context in which many people live and work, and visitors are irresistibly drawn into its colorful atmosphere.

The story of Marseille: Part I of II – Origins and the Old Port Special

Marseille - An illustrated walk around the historic Mediterranean city of Marseille and its Old Port, which became a major European gateway for exotic imports from the Ancient World after its beginnings in 600 B.C.
 

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Musicians playing on a restaurant patio, Marseille France
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Surfing at Prado Beach, Marseille, France
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Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilic, Marseille, France
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Window in Marseilles France
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Two skippers on the ferry. Old Port, Marseille, France
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View of the Old Port, Marseille, France
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Plaque on the quayside, Old Port, Marseille, France
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The Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, southern France, pictured on December 10, 2007
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St Nicolas Fort  Old Port  Marseille  France
St Nicolas Fort, Old Port, Marseille, France
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A restaurant terrace, Marseille, France
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The Chateau d'If, Marseille, France
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St Jean Fort, Old Port, Marseille, France
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The Chamber of Commerce, Marseille France
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Capucins Market, Marseille France
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A schooner in the Old Port, Marseille, France
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View of the entrance to the Old Port, Marseille, France

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