The cause of the fire, which struck the seventh floor of the building in central Paris and spread through the attic to the roof, was not immediately known.
French and US special forces helped Malian troops end siege in Bamako in which up to 27 people were killed.
Michelin-starred cook Alain Ducasse reopens Parisian restaurant ditching duck, veal and steak in favour of largely vegetarian dishes.
Three people are reported missing and several others injured in the blaze at a hotel residence used by seasonal workers in the French ski resort.
Three other children among a group aged three to eight were found unconscious in a pond by a hotel where they lived in temporary accomodation.
Former IMF boss's lawyers say a resolution with his accuser Nafissatou Diallo has been discussed but no settlement has been agreed.
Lawyers for former IMF boss and Nafissitou Diallo, who accused him of sexually assaulting her, are said to have reached agreement in civil case.