France's parliament has voted to ban the use of fashion models considered to be excessively thin.
The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith has called for double the number of mosques in the country in the next two years.
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are on course to retain their titles at the Miami Masters
Five people were killed in the French Alps on Wednesday. Three of them were caught in an avalanche and two mountainers fell to their deaths.
International tennis star Serena Williams marked another milestone during the Miami Open on Wednesday, reaching the semi-finals by beating Sabine Lisicki and marking her 700th career match win.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has for the first time made public how much its its top officials are paid. It says the move will contribute to more transparency and savings.