An Afghan rape victim who fled to France en-route for Britain was allegedly tracked down and stabbed in one eye in an assault by her husband while she waited in vain for official permission to join her sister, a British national, as part of a family reunion.
While the 19th nationwide day of action on Saturday by France's so-called 'yellow vest' anti-government protest movement passed off largely without violence, a 73-year-old woman taking part in a banned rally in the south-east city of Nice received life-threatening head wounds in a charge by riot police.
A 24-year-old woman who witnesses said was shouting 'Allahu akbar' (Arabic for 'God is greatest') attacked a client and checkout assistant with a boxcutter in a supermarket at La Seyne-sur-Mer, near the port of Toulon in southern France.
The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.
The woman, 21, was sunbathing in a public park in Reims when a group of girls attacked her reportedly after a row over her simple clothing.
Clermont Foot 63 have named the former French international as new boss just days after 'furious' Helena Costa quit job at second division side.
Portuguese Helena Costa, 36, is to take the helm at French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot, which says it is entering a 'new era'.
The body has been found of a 47-year-old woman washed out to sea off the Brittany island of Belle-Île amid strong storms across northern France.
A police officer has been filmed striking a woman with his baton and spraying her and another person in the face with tear gas. The interior minister has announced an inquiry, while police unions have played down the affair. They say the officer had been bitten and that events that took place before the filming of the video, which was posted on YouTube, support his actions. But Mediapart has now obtained a second video showing what had occurred earlier and which raises doubts about the police version of the incident. Louise Fessard reports.
The 73 year-old emerged from toilets to find store shut for the night, and despite triggering burglar alarms was only discovered the next morning.