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Scuffles at scene of French priest's murder captured live

Emotions have spilled over between anti-government protesters and mourners near the scene where a French priest was murdered yesterday.

As ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reported live from the scene, there was an angry confrontation between a group holding a banner in protest at the leadership of President Francois Hollande and people who had come to pay their respects to Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed.

Police eventually moved in to separate the groups.

"There is growing fury that this government doesn't seem to be able to provide the security that will keep people safe," Juliet explained.

"The people that were unfurling the banner have angered others who've come here to lay their flowers, their candles and to write in a book of condolence and want to see unity in the name of the priest who lost his life."

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IS kills dozens in Syrian city's deadliest attack in years

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for a large suicide truck bomb blast that is believed to have killed nearly 50 people and wounded dozens more in the Syrian city of Qamishli.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack near a Kurdish security forces headquarters was the deadliest of its kind in the city for years.

The early morning suicide blast that left Syrian families mourning was so powerful it shattered windows in Turkish towns over the border. Credit: Reuters
People hunted survivors in the piles of rubble strewn across the roads after buildings were levelled. Credit: Reuters
Islamic State blasts targeted cities in Hasaka province in April, killing six, and earlier this month, killing at least 16. Credit: Reuters

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