faits diversfaits di·vers
Faits divers are defined as brief news stories with sensational themes in French papers.
A short story about a car accident in Paris caused by drunk driving by a political figure is an example of a faits divers.
plural nounsing. fait divers′
brief news stories, as those typically found in some French newspapers, that are sensational, lurid, etc.
Origin of faits diversFrench