Lunchtime News Thursday 4th November 2021

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France's oldest prisoner could be released from prison today - France's oldest prisoner, Tommy Recco, a serial killer who in 1980 murdered an 11-year-old girl, her father and neighbour in the Var region after having shot dead three cashiers in Béziers three weeks earlier could be released. Aged 87 and imprisoned in Corsica, Recco recently made his 21st request for release. The decision will be taken today Thursday 4th November. He has been incarcerated for 41 years for two triple murders committed in December 1989 in the Hérault, and in January 1980 in the Var. France's oldest detainee filed a request last month for remission of his sentence on health issues. He says he wants to "die free and in bed".

Demonstrator gets six-month prison sentence - The criminal court in Nice has handed a 6-month prison sentence to a young Niçois arrested for having attacked five policemen during the demonstration of September 11th in Nice. Joshua M'Tar, a 26-year-old from Nice, who had a no criminal record was demonstrating against the health pass when the incident occurred.

WHO concerned about current health situation in Europe - According to the World Health Organization, the current health situation could lead to half a million more deaths in Europe by February. The number of new Covid-19 infections is increasing in Europe, more than in other regions of the world. The World Health Organization has said today it is alarmed by the "very worrying" pace of transmission of covid.

According to the WHO, the situation could lead to half a million more deaths in Europe by February as the east of the continent faces a news wave with cases exploding in the UK and Belgium.

French astronaut expresses concern of visible consequences of climate change - As Thomas Pesquet returns after 6 months in space, French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken with the astronaut about global warming and the future of the conquest of space. A few days before his return to Earth, astronaut Pesquet spoke with Macron during a live videoconference. In the middle of the COP26, the French astronaut confided to the French president his concern about the advance of the visible consequences of climate change.

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