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Man seriously injured jumping between Eurostar trains

The man was reportedly trying to jump from one train to another at Gare du Nord. Credit: PA

A man who tried to climb onto the roof of a Eurostar train is fighting for his life in hospital after getting an electric shock from an overhead power line.

The Egyptian was reportedly trying to jump from one train to another at the Gare du Nord station in Paris when he suffered serious burns.

Eurostar said traffic was interrupted on Wednesday after an accident led to a power cut.

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Man abused by Chelsea fans 'will help club tackle racism'

A French man who was racially abused and pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea fans has said he will come to the UK and help "eradicate" racism if the club invites him.

Souleymane Sylla says he would be willing to visit Chelsea to help eradicate racism Credit: ITV News

Souleymane Sylla was repeatedly pushed backwards off a carriage amid chants of "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".

He said both he and his family are still "traumatised" after the incident, he is not currently working and is taking medication.

Sylla initially refused an offer from Chelsea shortly after the incident to visit the club, but he has now decided he will come if he can help in the battle against racism in football.

"I plan to go. When they first invited me it was early on. I did refuse their invitation, I just want to do it at a later stage. I had an open wound and it was hurting me, so I couldn't go out and I was scared," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Chelsea fan William Simpson also handed five-year ban

Simpson has received a five-year banning order. Credit: PA

William Simpson is the latest Chelsea supporter to be handed a football banning order for his involvement in a racist incident on the Paris metro.

Simpson shook his head as the verdict was read out by the district judge, who handed him a five-year ban.

The 26 year-old from Ashford, Surrey, played a part in pushing Mr Sylla off the train in February, as a large group of Chelsea fans travelled to a Champions League match against PSG.

Two more Chelsea fans receive football banning orders

A further two Chelsea fans have been handed football banning orders for their involvement in a racist incident on the Paris metro.

Parsons (left) and Munday (right) have received banning orders. Credit: PA

Jordan Munday has received a three year banning order for contributing to disorder, racist singing and pushing a pedestrian.

Josh Parsons has been handed a five year banning order for playing a leading role in preventing the vicitim of racist abuse, Frenchman Souleymane Sylla, from getting on a train.

The pair were part of group of about 150 Chelsea fans travelling to a Champions League match in Paris when the incident took place in February.

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Chelsea fan handed five-year football banning order for racially abusing black man at Paris train station

A former policeman and human rights activist has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a black commuter off a Paris Metro train.

Barklie has been handed a five year football banning order. Credit: PA

Video showed Frenchman Souleymane Sylla repeatedly pushed off the carriage amid chants of "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".

Richard Barklie, 50, was in a group of about 150 Chelsea fans travelling to a Champions League match in Paris when the incident took place in February this year.

A director with the World Human Rights Forum, Barklie admitted twice pushing Mr Sylla - but blamed the Parisian for using "aggression" and shouting as he tried to board.

District judge Gareth Branston said Barklie joined in the racist chanting of "John Terry is a racist and that's the way we like it".

And he said the former policeman "proved to be a menace" and had "demonstrated aggressive, disorderly conduct".

Report: 'Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris evacuated in a bomb alert'

Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris has been evacuated following a bomb alert, according to reports on the Air News service AirLive.net.

The reports are as yet not independently verified.

Paris launch bid to host 2024 Olympics

Paris will once again bid for the Olympic Games, it has been confirmed.

The French capital has previously failed to procure the 1992, 2008 and 2012 games, having last held them in 1924.

Paris has missed out on the event in the past. Credit: PA

Bernard Lapasset, who will lead the campaign, said: "Paris is delighted to officially confirm its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games - an important first milestone as our host city campaign journey commences.

"We believe that this bid and our goal to host the 2024 Games will excite, unite and enthuse the people of Paris, our entire nation and lovers of Olympic and Paralympic sport all over the world."

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