A LOOK at some of the news headlines from France.
Paris bans pro-Palestinian rally planned for Saturday
Paris’s police chiefs on Friday banned a pro-Palestinian demonstration planned for Saturday citing a “risk of violence”. France's interior minister said the decision was justified after clashes erupted at similar protests last weekend.
Dozens injured in French train collision
Forty people were injured, four of them seriously, in a collision between a high-speed TGV and a regional train near the southwest French city of Pau on Thursday, authorities said.
France fears pollution from towed Costa Concordia
The Costa Concordia is due to be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio on Monday, the climax of one of the most daunting maritime salvage operations in history.
Paris hygiene tsar slams ‘flushable’ toilet rolls
Paris is not impressed with a “hygienic and biodegradable” toilet roll which features a flushable tube, insisting the popular product is anything but green and would overwhelm the city’s sewage system.
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