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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Six French climbers die in fall from Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... in a decade on Europe's highest mountain. "We are certain that the climbers unfortunately died on the spot after a fall of around 250 metres," rescue police spokesman Frederic Labrunye ... worst loss of life on the mountain in more than two years, caps a climbing season that has left 17 people dead or missing, according to local police official Georges-Francois Leclerc. The worst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573153/six-french-climbers-die-fall-mont-blanc-europes-highest-peak
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Back on solid ground, attractions include a mix of natural ones, such as petting animals, and the cutting-edge, including a 3D cinema and an interactive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545752/little-prince-theme-park-opens
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Two die as big boulder smashes into train in French Alps

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... to hospital in critical condition and seven others were lightly injured, according to local authorities. Firefighters from around the mountainous region were drafted in to help in the rescue operation in a remote and mountainous area difficult to access due to the snow. The 100-years-old railway crosses some 30 bridges and viaducts and 25 tunnels through valleys and gorges on an often hair-raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424375/two-die-big-boulder-smashes-train-french-alps
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    New Paris zoo aims to revolutionise the way humans look at wild animals

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... concrete mountain at the foot of which baboons used to scamper for food, the zoo was a favoured destination for school children, courting couples and families. It was closed in 2008 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474159/new-paris-zoo-aims-revolutionise-way-humans-look-wild-animals
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    French in tough fight in northern Mali

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 06:11pm by Associated Press in Paris

    ... Associated Press in Paris France’s defence minister says French troops are involved in “very violent fighting” in the mountains of northern Mali, and that it’s too early to talk about ... in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains. While some have suggested starting a pullout of the 4,000-strong French force next month, Le Drian said he couldn’t talk about a quick withdrawal while the mountain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1159143/french-tough-fight-northern-mali
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Police investigate suicide riddle of French lawyer Olivier Metzner

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... "He was from the mountains and incapable of explaining his defence in any understandable language. It made me want to be an interpreter for those who had difficult expressing themselves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1193856/police-investigate-suicide-riddle-french-lawyer-olivier-metzner
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Family feud eyed in French Alps killings

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 05:41pm by Associated Press in Annecy

    ... to the family killed in a wooded area up a mountain road from the village of Chevaline, near rural Lake Annecy. The case has taken international ramifications with links tying the slain family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1031685/family-feud-eyed-french-alps-killings

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