The casket fell as the group hoisted it onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower where the deceased is placed.
A frail Romana Canete, 37, tearfully asked the court in Bordeaux for "forgiveness" at the end of her trial this week, saying it had "reopened terrible and cruel memories."
Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.
A 45-year-old Vietnamese woman has broken a national record by giving birth to her 14th and 15th child, a health care official said Tuesday.
A South African mother who tried to sell her 19-month-old baby boy on the Internet for $340 was given a five-year suspended sentence, a justice official said.