French police conduct raids of suspected extremists after teacher's murder

October 19, 2020

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A large group of people are shown near a make shift memorial with candles and flowers for a teacher who was killed in France.

A woman lights a candle on Republique square during a demonstration in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris, Oct. 18, 2020.


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French police on Monday conducted raids of Islamic associations and individuals suspected of extremist religious beliefs after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris. The teacher was fatally attacked in the street after having shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a discussion on free speech. And, violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan is now heading into its third week, even after multiple attempts at a ceasefire. Also, more than 50 people have died in Turkey over the past week after drinking bootleg alcohol.

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