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Paris set for hottest temperature in history as new alerts issued

Second extreme heat event in one month prompts climate change activist Greta Thunberg to warn French politicians to act urgently to avert catastrophe

On the Champs-Elysees last week, police violence was out of control

Hundreds of canisters rained down on thousands of people who were celebrating the Algeria national football team progressing towards the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Among them were families with toddlers in pushchairs

Pistol that Van Gogh 'used to shoot himself' sells for £115,000

‘It is a very emblematic piece – it’s an object of death,’ says auctioneer

Fleas force evacuation of police station

Several officers have suffered bites

Killing off animals and plants threatens humanity, UN experts warn

Up to a million species facing extinction in the world’s sixth mass die-off – as big a risk as climate change, say scientists

First pictures from inside Notre Dame cathedral after devastating fire

A golden cross appears to have survived the massive blaze

Notre Dame cathedral fire ‘being treated as an accident’

Paris prosecutors’ office rules out terror-related motives