SOME of the recent news headlines from France.
Tragic roadside birth sparks French healthcare alarm
The tragic story of a woman who lost her baby while giving birth in her car made headlines across France on Sunday and sparked concerns over a lack equality in a healthcare system regarded by the World Health Organization as the best in the world.
France's racism watchdogs demand action after mosque stormed
A day after French far-right extremists stormed a mosque in the town of Poitiers, anti-racism campaigners called on France's authorities on Sunday to take action against groups who "promote hatred" and "seek to divide" the country.
France 24 journalist Sonia Dridi attacked in Tahrir Square
Reporter Ashraf Khalil describes how colleague was assaulted by a mob of men as she filmed live report on protests in Cairo.
On Corsica, the intrigue of crime and politics claims another life
In Napoleon's birthplace, riven by feuds between bandits and nationalists, a brilliant lawyer's murder brings deep pessimism.
Lourdes damage put at hundreds of thousands of euros
Floods have caused hundreds of thousands of euros-worth of damage to the sanctuaries at Lourdes, visited by millions of Catholics every year. As the waters subsided Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to the town at St Peters in Rome.