France honours slain teacher as school resumes



France on Monday honoured the teacher beheaded near his school by a suspected Islamist radical as millions of students returned to class after a spate of attacks that have put the country on edge. Schoolchildren across France observed a minute of silence at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) to remember Samuel Paty, who was killed in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, west of Paris, on October 16. Paty had shown his class cartoons of the prophet Mohammed for a lesson on freedom of expression, sparking an online campaign against him. His killing heightened tensions as President Emmanuel Macron spearheads a campaign against Islamist radicalism. Last Thursday, three people were killed by a knife-wielding man...

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