The victims, who include two police officers, were killed after hooded gunmen attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine.
Eleven people were injured, two seriously, after a man in his forties slammed his car into groups of pedestrians in Dijon, south-east France.
Investigators say evidence points to 'Islamist motives' for an attack on a police station that left three officers wounded and the assailant shot dead.
The knife-wielding, Burundi-born French national reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he wounded three officers before being shot dead.
A gang of eight heavily-armed men stole 250,000 euros and reportedly 'sensitive' documents from the convoy heading for Le Bourget airport.
The 16 year-old, suspected of stealing, was severely beaten in a cellar before being abandoned in a supermarket trolley beside a main road.
Amnesty International reports that the campaigner for anti-government protesters demonstrating in Ukraine was bound and stabbed in Strasbourg.
Three youths detained after the mentally-disabled 18-year-old victim, who was physically unhurt in the attack, was pushed into a stream.
The anti-Semitic French comic was arrested after a bailiff complained of being assaulted when demanding payment from him of several fines.
The 67 year-old Italian national, head of a Paris theatre, was arrested after driving his car into the 19th-century gates of the Elysée Palace.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warns the Middle East could “explode” if the US and France pressed ahead with threatened air strikes.
French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault has presented intelligence to parliamentarians which he says shows al-Assad regime has used chemical weapons.
President Hollande remains determined to punish Syria over chemical weapons despite Obama U-turn, as opposition and public opinion unease grows.