Hanging from the side of a less-than-100%-reliable three-wheeler may not be the most comfortable way to see India, but it’s surely one of the most exhilarating.
High-school biology teacher Alexis Jenni on Wednesday won France's top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, for his first novel, "L'art francais de la guerre" (The French Art of War).
The suspected firebombing of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is the latest twist in the six-year-old controversy over images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad published by Western media.
A photographer handed over €71,000 ($97,400) worth of jewellery from luxury Parisian jewellers Boucheron to a hoax courier in a well-planned robbery on Monday morning.
A baby died on Tuesday shortly after being born to a woman living on a central Paris street.
Greece plunged the eurozone back into crisis and markets into panic on Tuesday with a shock call for a referendum on a debt rescue package reached only with huge difficulty just last week.
A depressed man using a chat room on a medical website shot himself dead in front of other users on his webcam.
The offices of a French satirical newspaper that published a special Arab Spring edition with the Prophet Muhammad as "guest editor" were destroyed in a suspected firebomb attack Wednesday, police said.