Marseille strengthened their grip on the Ligue 1 after coming back from a goal down to win 2-1 in a tense match at Lille. Mamadou Niang's side (photo) extended its lead over second-placed Bordeaux to five points with five games left to play.
Five people were killed when a medical evacuation helicopter flight crashed into a mountainside in northern Corsica. The helicopter contained a young woman who gave birth during the flight, a doctor, the pilot and co-pilot.
The 33rd day of the French Championship will see French title holders Lyon take on Paris Saint-Germain. The latter will be hoping to beat its once unstoppable opponent, now actually struggling to remain in the top three.
Is a new French revolution nigh? After the recent spate of demonstrations and strikes and bossnappings, there is a real fear in some quarters of French society that the masses are not only mobilising but getting increasingly bloodthirsty.
The trial of Youssouf Fofana, leader of the "Barbarian gang" accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young Jewish man, Ilan Halimi, is to start on April 29. FRANCE 24 visited the housing estate near Paris where Halimi was held captive.