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Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

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France's far-right and far-left leaders have been booed during a Paris rally after a Jewish woman was killed in what is being treated as anti-Semitic crime.Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of France Unbowed joined the silent march, defying wishes of Jewish groups. The groups accuse the two parties of having anti-Semites in their ranks - a claim denied by both organisations.Mireille Knoll, 85, was stabbed and then burnt in her Paris flat on Friday.As a child in 1942, she evaded the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up of some 13,000 Jews in Paris, who were then deported to Nazi death camps.Two men have been held and placed under formal investigation over her murder.A police source told French media that one of those detained had previously been convicted of molesting
Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...