A new search, involving US company Ocean Infinity, to find a French navy submarine that disappeared without trace with its crew of 52 during a naval exercise in January 1968 has finally located the wreck of the vessel, La Minerve, at a depth of 2,370 metres and about 45 kilometres from France's Mediterranean port of Toulon.
A vast cellar belonging to Champagne house Pol Roger collapsed in 1900 and buried more than a million bottles of its produce, but recent building work has unearthed 20 of them, which date back to the harvest in 1887, in what appears to be good condition.
The C17th work, which depicts Biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general, is thought to have gone missing about 100 years after it was painted.
The body parts were from Jews gassed for wartime experiments in the Strasbourg school by notorious Nazi anatomy researcher August Hirt.
Four bodies were found in a deep-freeze unit and another in the bedroom of a couple with two teenage daughters at their house near Bordeaux.
The market stallholder, who sells couscous meals, discovered wild pearls in two oysters from Arcachon Bay which he was about to guzzle.