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French lawmakers are debating one of Europe's toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking. Local movie stars have signed petitions, political parties are split, and sex workers complain the government is doing them out of a living. France is divided over a bid to crack down on prostitution.
Lawyers for a gravely-ill Nigerian hunger striker are to make a fresh attempt to halt his deportation after he endured a botched removal from Britain involving a 20-hour flight on a private jet hired at a cost of up to £110,000.
The Nigerian international scored on his Reds debut but has made his last three appearances from the bench
A 'close to death' hunger striker has lost a Court of Appeal bid for a ruling that he is being unlawfully held in an immigration detention centre pending attempts to remove him from the UK.
A French engineer held hostage by Islamist extremists in northern Nigeria made a daring escape on a motorcycle taxi at the weekend while his captors were being attacked by the Nigerian army.
A collection of inscriptions scribbled in books provides tantalising glimpses of human behaviour, says John Walsh
Sepp Blatter has admitted he is open to the possibility of staging the 2022 World Cup in more than one Gulf nation after revealing several countries had offered to co-host the tournament with Qatar.
The Embraer passenger plane crashed just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal this morning
Soldiers in Nigeria have found and killed 50 Boko Haram fighters, the army has claimed.
Steve Clarke boosts attacking options with late deals
The coordinated assaults come as terrorist group Boko Haram claims it has enough firepower to take on the US
Conservative MP says he is ‘shocked’ by the views of the Traditional Britain Group
Woodrow West and Ian Gaynair reveal they were offered a bribe before the 6-1 defeat in Portland on Tuesday
All secondary schools in the state closed until September after three deadly attacks in recent weeks
Home Secretary leads EU discussions on how to tackle terror threat from extremists returning from combat in Syria
Boko Haram insurgents storm school in Yobe state armed with guns and cans of petrol