Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday after being struck by a ball and suffering a severe head injury two days earlier.
Several people protesting a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and call in dozens of extra officers.
FRANCE - EGYPT
France on Wednesday urged Egypt to continue its path towards democracy, as visiting president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to restore his country's reputation with his first European tour after a deadly crackdown on opponents.
The European Commission called Wednesday for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat West Africa's Ebola epidemic, a European source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
FRANCE - ISRAEL
More than three years after Israeli Pilates instructor Lee Zeitouni was killed in a Tel Aviv road accident, two Frenchmen finally go on trial in a Paris court on Thursday in a case that soured relations between France and Israel.
A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first ever compilation of the Bard's plays, published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.
ALGERIA - FRANCE
Algeria’s military has killed a suspect in the abduction and beheading of Frenchman Hervé Gourdel in September, Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday.
Doctor Denis Mukwege received the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The southern Mexican city of Cocula grabbed global headlines after being named by officials as the place where 43 students who went missing in September were likely murdered. Now FRANCE 24 has uncovered a new kidnapping case in the same town.
The Lebanese singer and actress known as Sabah, a cultural icon with a career that spanned more than six decades, died Wednesday at the age of 87, Lebanese media said. The blonde diva was famous across the Arab world for her bold style.
New EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled Wednesday an eagerly awaited 315-billion-euro investment plan to "kickstart" the economy, saying it would show the world that Europe was back in business after years of crisis.
FRANCE - EGYPT
French President François Hollande was hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (pictured) on Wednesday at the start of a two-day visit in which regional security and economic investment will top the agenda.
Syrian government war planes launched a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, killing at least 95 people.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 52 civilians were among those killed.