According to the Age Online newsite, new French President Francois Hollande has admitted to French complicity in the deportation and murder of Jews during World War Two.

The newsite quotes Mr Hollande as saying: "(this was a) crime committed in France by France".

The comments came during ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of a notorious round up of Parisian Jews known as the ''Vel d'Hiv Rafle''.

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