A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, the ninth soldier to have died since the French intervention there in 2013.
French press shocked by the Netherlands hammering of Spain at the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil and looming threat in Iraq as Islamist militants close in on the capital Baghdad.
An appeal for calm, amid growing violence in Kenya and fears that some of South Africa's platinum mines could close as a result of strikes - all in today's papers..
A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.
As four French hostages arrive in France after three years in the hands of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), French media report that a ransom of over 20 million euros was paid to to free them.