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Father of boy saved from Paris balcony convicted for negligence

The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone.
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‘African spiderman’ Mamoudou Gassama becomes French citizen

The migrant hero nicknamed “Spiderman” for saving a child hanging off a balcony by scaling a Paris apartment block with his bare hands has become a French citizen, according to a government decree.

‘Spider-Man’s building’ becomes Paris attraction

Having featured as the backdrop to Mamoudou “Spider-Man” Gassama’s dramatic rescue act last weekend in Paris, the six-storey apartment building has become an unlikely attraction and the city’s hottest spot for a selfie.

Elderly Amnesty volunteer on trial in France for helping migrants

A 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer appeared in court in France on Wednesday charged with helping two underage Africans illegally enter the country, the latest case involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

In Pictures: Malian ‘spiderman’ begins firefighting training in France

True to the words of French President Emmanuel Macron that Malian spiderman, Mamoudou Gassama, would be employed as a firefighter in France, Gassama has started his training.

Malian ‘spiderman’ joins French fire service

Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian “Spiderman” feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday as he joined the fire brigade.

French family of rescued boy thanks hero Malian ‘Spiderman’

The family of the young boy saved by "Spiderman" Mamoudou Gassama in a daring rescue that won him global acclaim and a promise of French citizenship has thanked the Malian youth for his quick thinking.
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Video: Malian ‘spiderman’ offered French citizenship after saving dangling child

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has made a citizenship offer to Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant from Mali.

Video: Malian man climbs four storeys to save dangling boy in Paris

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child danging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

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