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France 24 16 Nov 2020

American heroes, Clint Eastwood to give evidence in foiled Thalys train attack trial


The #trial of a man accused of a foiled terror attack on a Paris train that inspired a Hollywood film begins Monday in France. Ayoub El Khazzani was tackled by passengers after emerging heavily armed from a toilet on a #Thalys Amsterdam-Paris high-speed train on August 21, 2015. The passengers included two off-duty US servicemen, whose actions were later made into a film by #Hollywood director Clint Eastwood.

The trial of Moroccan national Ayoub el Khazzani, who opened fire aboard a #Thalys train traveling through Northern Europe in August, 2015, started on Monday in Paris. #trial #attack
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The High Court in England has ruled that children under 16 - who say they want to change gender - are unlikely to be able to give their informed consent to treatment with drugs that block puberty.

The case was brought by a young woman who regretted her decision to have treatment and argued that a court order should be needed for children to take the medication.

Transgender campaigners have criticised the decision and the only NHS clinic to offer the treatment to children says it will appeal against the ruling.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.
One of three Americans acclaimed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic State gunman aboard a Paris-bound train testified at the man's trial Friday that he tried to kill him.

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