A series of mixed messages throughout the day has resulted in confusion over French journalist Edith Bouvier's whereabouts. French President Nicolas Sarkozy had to retract an earlier statement in which he confirmed her safe passage to neighbouring Lebanon from Syria. Her employers also stated she was still in the besieged city of Homs, where she was injured last week in shelling that claimed the lives of two other journalists.
The apparent rape and murder of two young Muslim women and subsequent cover-up by Indian authorities in Kashmir has sparked fury in the restive region, where the Muslim majority sees Indian troops as occupying forces.
The succession to Gabon's late president, Omar Bongo Odimba, promises to be a lengthy process. Just two weeks after Bongo's death, Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong told FRANCE 24 that the election, first set for July, would be postponed.
The Paris Air Show may have provided temporary relief from the crisis, but it is still a far cry from the boom year of 2007. Fred George, Aviation Week specialist, gives his take on this year's Paris gathering and the state of the industry.
The United Nations states that 100 million more people in South Asia are going hungry compared with two years ago. FRANCE 24's correspondents in India witness the plight of one family in one of Mumbai's teeming slums.