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Paris Thieves Nab $5.6M in Highway Heist

Luxury car with two Qatari sisters is forced off the road

(Newser) - Armed robbers near Paris made off with $5.6 million Monday—from a highway, not a bank. Police say two Qatari sisters in their 60s were traveling along the A1 motorway from Paris' Le Bourget airport when robbers forced the driver of their Bentley to pull over near a service... More »

A Year Later, Paris Remembers

City of Lights honors those killed in horrific coordinated attacks at Bataclan, soccer stadium

(Newser) - On Nov. 13, 2015, Paris saw the music, food, sport, and revelry of a normal Friday night dissolve into screams, suicide bombs, gunfire, terror, and a staggering amount of death as Islamic State terrorists targeted various locations in the City of Light: Cafes, a soccer stadium, a concert hall. On... More »

DNA Found on Recovered Kardashian Jewelry

Police hope it will lead them to the robbers

(Newser) - Police may have their first decent lead in the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West after a passerby found one of her pendants, the Telegraph reports. The diamond cross—believed to be worth more than $32,000—was stolen as part of an $11 million heist of Kim K's... More »

Kardashian Robbery Lasted 6 Terrifying Minutes

She was scared she would be raped, sources say

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian's robbery ordeal in Paris on Sunday night lasted only six minutes, but they were six minutes of pure terror, sources tell TMZ . The sources say she was only wearing her robe and feared she would be raped when masked men broke into the apartment where she was... More »

Details Emerge in Kardashian Robbery

Some are whispering Paris incident may have been an inside job

(Newser) - More details are emerging about Kim Kardashian's terrifying ordeal in Paris on Sunday night, report E! Online and NBC News . The 35-year-old reality-TV star was said to have been bound, gagged, and held at gunpoint, with NBC noting she was robbed in a room in a private mansion. A... More »

Kim Kardashian Robbed of $11M at Gunpoint

Cops say Paris robbers made off with $11M in valuables

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian is "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after being held up by robbers disguised as police officers Sunday night, a spokesperson says. Police in Paris are searching for the robbers, who tied up Kardashian and locked her in the bathroom of a private residence, not a hotel room... More »

Paris to Get a Clothing-Free Zone

City councilors approve plan for creation of naturist park

(Newser) - Paris, a place for fashionistas and nudists alike? Maybe. Parisian city councilors have given the green light to a plan that would see the creation of a clothing-free zone somewhere within the city limits, the BBC reports. The location of the nudist area has yet to be determined, but Deputy... More »

Police: Boy, 15, Was Planning Paris Terrorist Attack

He was arrested Saturday

(Newser) - French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy at his Paris home to thwart what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned on Sunday some 15,000 people in the country could be in the process of being radicalized, the AP reports. The arrest of the... More »

ISIS Attack on Paris Meant to Be Much Worse: Report

CNN probe into terror strikes reveals more operatives and more targets—including the Netherlands

(Newser) - The Paris terror attacks last November were horrifying, but Islamic State operatives had planned for even more devastation, an in-depth CNN investigation reveals. The news group says it spent months sifting through about 90,000 documents and photos culled from cellphone records, interviews, and European sources looking into the attacks.... More »

10 Best Places to Visit in the World

See the Great Barrier Reef before it's gone

(Newser) - Visited New York City? Then you've already hit one of the top travel destinations in the world, according to US News & World Report . NYC sits at the No. 9 spot on its list, based on votes from editors and users, though it's actually No. 6 on this... More »

It's Raining So Much in Paris the Louvre Is Closed

Rising waters in France, Germany, and Belgium have already led to at least 6 deaths

(Newser) - The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay closed their doors to the public Thursday as the Seine crept up past its normal water levels, prompting fears of flooding and peril to famous works in both Paris art institutions, the Independent reports. Local cops say that flood warnings for areas along... More »

Lightning Strikes Children's Birthday Party, 11 Injured

35 more were injured when lightning hit a youth soccer game

(Newser) - Eleven people, many of them children, were struck by lightning Saturday afternoon in a park in Paris, the BBC reports. According to the AP , eight of the victims were children around the age of 9. The children were attending a birthday party at Parc Monceau—a spot popular with "... More »

Eiffel Tower To Be Converted Into Rental Apartment

For a limited time only

(Newser) - Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month, the AP reports. Rental company HomeAway is taking over part of the first floor of the iconic 984-foot-tall landmark for the duration of the UEFA Euro... More »

Belgium Authorities Think They've Got 'Man in the Hat'

'Several arrests' made in Belgium linked to Paris, Brussels terror attacks

(Newser) - Mohamed Abrini, one of the suspects in the November Paris attacks (and said to be likely involved in last month's Brussels attacks ) was arrested Friday in Brussels, unnamed sources tell Belgian broadcaster VRT, via Reuters —and he's likely the mysterious "man in the hat" seen... More »

Boy, 8, Has Been Detained at Paris Airport Nearly 2 Weeks

Officials arrested him when fake passport was allegedly found

(Newser) - A mother who wanted her 8-year-old son to have a better life put him on a plane to France, where he has relatives, but authorities have held him at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport ever since he arrived on March 21 because of his fake identity papers. Along with his... More »

Sleep Next to 35 Sharks With Airbnb

Contest winners will spend night in Paris aquarium's shark tank

(Newser) - Why swim with sharks when you can sleep with them instead? Three lucky couples will get that chance: Those who submit the best essay on why they deserve to sleep next to sharks will win a free one-night stay for two in a transparent bedroom suspended at the center of... More »

Airbnb Renters Find Rotting Corpse

Cops say woman may have been dead for several weeks

(Newser) - A 19th-century Airbnb rental in the Paris suburb of Palaiseau came with three stories, seven bedrooms, a swimming pool, a "lovely forest with a jogging trail"—and a badly-decomposed corpse. Friends who rented the property to host a birthday soiree on Saturday had to cancel their plans when... More »

US Rocker at Paris Massacre Wants Guns for Everybody

'I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead,' says Jesse Hughes

(Newser) - The lead singer of the California band playing at Paris' Bataclan theater when terrorists stormed the building says everybody should have a gun. In an interview with French TV station iTele , Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal argues that restrictions on gun ownership in France have helped rather than... More »

Canal Commissioned by Napoleon Gives Up Its Secrets

So far, they've found dozens of bikes and a gun

(Newser) - It has been 15 years since Paris last cleaned the Canal Saint-Martin—long enough for the bottom of the waterway to accumulate thousands of wine and beer bottles, dozens of bikes, and at least one gun. The scenic area along the canal has become what the Telegraph calls the French... More »

Paris Cops Kill Man in Fake Suicide Vest

He had a knife, shouted 'Allahu akbar' at police station

(Newser) - Officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man wearing a fake explosive vest at a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, French officials say. It came a year to the day after the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo launched a bloody year in the French capital. A police... More »

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