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By Brian Love and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Protesters attacked a police station and smashed bank windows during anti-labour reform rallies in France on Thursday while the hardline CGT union sought to choke off fuel supplies in a showdown with a government that said it would not back down. Sixteen people were arrested in Paris where 18,000-19,000 marched according to police, far fewer than in the first protests against the labour law over the past three months. In the southwestern city of Bordeaux, about 100 people targeted a police station, throwing objects and damaging a police car.
BERLIN (AP) — Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say.