The body of a man found in the River Loire on Monday in the north-west town of Nantes has been confirmed as being that of Steve Maia Caniço who disappeared after falling into the waters from a quayside techno party after a police charge on revellers during France's national June 21st music festival celebrations, and which prompted a nationwide debate on policing methods.
Customs officers uncovered Les Choristes, an 1877 painting by French artist Edgar Degas valued at close to 1 million euros, in a random search of a coach luggage compartment on a motorway services stop close to Paris, nine years after it was stolen in Marseille.
Arthur Astie, 22, was found in a hospital in the Bronx, four days after he took wrong subway train while on phone to his father and vanished.
Algerian security sources say the body of Hervé Gourdel was found in Akbil, close to where he was kidnapped by Islamists in September 2014.
There were no survivors from among the 116 people aboard the plane, 54 of them French, which crashed in desolate terrain in NE Mali.
A stolen custom-made wheelchair belonging to Philippe Croizon, the first man with no arms or legs to swim the English Channel, has been found.