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Three French soldiers killed in Mali

Three French soldiers from the 1st Chasseur regiment were killed on Monday in Mali in the explosion of an improvised device beside their armoured vehicle, bringing the total number of dead among French military personnel since the beginning of anti-jihadist operations in Mali and the Sahel region of west Africa in 2013 to 47.

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Thousands pay tribute to lifeboat crew who died in storm rescue mission

An estimated 15,000 people turned out to take part on Monday in a tribute to three crew members of a French lifeboat, all volunteer rescuers, who died at the weekend after their boat overturned in heavy seas as they attempted to rescue a fisherman off the Atlantic coastal port of Sables-d’Olonne in ferocious storm conditions.

France pays hommage to Nice attack victims

French President François Hollande led a ceremony in the Riviera town of Nice to honour the 86 people, aged between 2 and 92, who died on July 14th when a Tunisian man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group drove a heavy truck into Bastille Day crowds walking the seafront.

Frenchman who admitted beheading boss found dead in prison cell

Yassin Salhi, 35, regarded by authorities as a militant Islamist, in June attacked his boss and the Air Products plant near Lyon where he worked.

French perfume maker bottles scent of the departed

The human smell of deceased loved ones – or even living lovers – can be reproduced and bottled, according to the woman behind the idea.

French special forces' commando dies in Burkina Faso

The French defence ministry said army master sergeant Samir Bajja died when his helicopter crashed in the politically volatile African nation.

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie dies in air crash at Moscow Vnukovo Airport

The boss of French oil and gas giant Total, 63, and the three crew of his Falcon 50 executive jet died after it hit a snow plough on takeoff.

Two dead, several injured, as fierce storms sweep France

The man and woman died, and two other people were seriously injured, in separate incidents in southern France caused by violent storms.