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VIDEO: ‘Allahu akbar’ Man with knife attacks French police group shot and killed in Metz – WATCH

French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed towards a group of policemen with a knife shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials said.

The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Villejuif attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.

The Metz local public prosecutor’s office said it was in contact with the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department over the incident, while French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner added he was monitoring the situation closely.

“I praise the quick thinking of the @PoliceNat57 (Moselle police force), which intervened to apprehend the individual. A probe is underway to determine the precise motivation and circumstances behind the act,” Castaner wrote on Twitter.

Source: Man wielding knife, yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ shot by French police


VIDEO of Paris Mass Stabbing: Man stabs multiple people in Villejuif, shot and killed by police – BREAKING NEWS

A man armed with a knife attacked several people at random in the Hautes-Bruyères departmental park in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne) this Friday around 2 p.m. He was shot dead by the police.

The attacker was neutralized by police from the Villejuif Anti-Crime Brigade (BAC) who opened fire several times, and was seriously injured.

The man was neutralized near the Carrefour supermarket in L’Hay-les-Roses according to a police source. The hotel is located near the town of Villejuif.

At least two of the victims were reportedly injured by the assailant, one seriously.

Source: Villejuif : Un homme armé d’un couteau a attaqué plusieurs personnes, il a été neutralisé par la police

19-year-old shoves Crucifix through the throat of  91-year-old Catholic priest Roger Matassoli, kills him for sexually abusing boys

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.

  • Alexandre V. attacked 91-year-old Catholic priest at his home in Agnetz, Oise 
  • Roger Matassoli is accused of abusing the victim and his father 
  • Alleged to have abused at least four boys from 1960-2000
  • Attacker has been charged with torture, murder and resisting arrest 

Source: Teenager, 19, kills ‘paedophile priest who abused him’ by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him in France

The most beautiful villages in France revealed: From Brittany to Provence, the hamlets that have received official recognition for being VERY picturesque

These are officially among the country’s most eye-catching settlements, recognised by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (‘most beautiful villages’) association.

But finding them is easy because the association has produced a book called The Most Beautiful Villages of France, which contains directions, maps, architectural highlights and prime dining recommendations for each settlement. There’s a Michelin map, too, which pinpoints them.

Here we’ve picked out a few of our favourites. Scroll down for the villages that have turned up ‘enchanting

Source: The most beautiful villages in France revealed, from Brittany to Provence

‘Box People’: Vietnamese migrants are waiting in French forest camp to risk their lives to get to UK

EXCLUSIVE: The Sunday People visited the camp in a French forest and spoke to Vietnamese migrants willing to risk death to reach Britain – despite hearing of the deaths of 39 of their countrymen and women

Huddled around a campfire deep in a French forest, a group of freezing Vietnamese teens in flip-flops are desperate.

They have travelled thousands of miles to try to get into Britain, lured by the fantasy of highly paid jobs.

And despite the death of 39 countrymen and women, found in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, they say they have no choice but to risk the journey.

The teenagers are among hundreds of illegal migrants in secret makeshift camps across northern France.

Source: Vietnamese migrants in forest camp willing to risk death to reach UK in lorry

Travel 48 hours in Normandy, experience the home of Camembert, cider and Calvados

Normandy is rich in many ways. Firstly, the north-west region has a remarkable history and heritage, from the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel Island and the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to the D-Day beaches and Le Havre’s concrete architecture. Next, remember that Normandy’s green and gentle hedges and hills contrasted with its turbulent seascapes have inspired artists for centuries. It’s not a surprise that the region became home to the Impressionist movement and to some of France’s finest museums. And don’t forget that the food is rich too: butter and crème fraîche are generously used in most dishes. Expect fresh seafood and, of course, the unavoidable Camembert, as well as a huge variety of odorous – yet delicious – cheeses. But not to worry: a few glasses of terroir cider and Calvados will help you get through the meals.