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Kazakh family of three dies in French Alps plane crash

A family of three from Kazakhstan was among the victims of the plane crash in the French Alps.

Kazakh family of three dies in French Alps plane crash
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Playing Icarus as they leap off sheer cliffs, thrill-seekers dressed like flamboyant bats have become common sight in the Alps.

Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film
French state prosecutor Eric Maillaud. ©Reuters/Robert Pratta
Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide

A former French Legionnaire, questioned during the course of the investigation into the 2012 murder of four people in the French Alps, committed suicide on Tuesday, police said.

Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide
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Two killed as falling boulder derails train in French Alps

Two women were killed when a massive falling boulder hit a passing train in the French Alps on Saturday, leaving one of its carriages dangling precariously off a steep, snow-covered embankment.

Two killed as falling boulder derails train in French Alps
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British police make appeal in Alps murder case

British police assisting the investigation into last year's murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps on Monday released footage of a 4x4 vehicle seen close to the crime scene.

British police make appeal in Alps murder case
Snowmobile accident kills six in Italian Alps
Snowmobile accident kills six in Italian Alps

A snowmobile accident in the Italian Alps left six tourists dead and two others seriously injured Friday, the ANSA news agency reported.

Snowmobile accident kills six in Italian Alps
British police personnel carry out a search of the home of Saad and Iqbal al-Hilli.
Meeting over Alps killings 'productive': British police

British police have hailed "extremely productive" talks with the French prosecutor and the judge leading the probe into the killing of a British family in the French Alps last week.

Meeting over Alps killings 'productive': British police
Police wait to interview key Alps shooting witness, 7
Police wait to interview key Alps shooting witness, 7

Police were on Monday waiting to question a young British girl seen as the key to solving the mystery of a shooting on a lonely forest road that left three members of her family and a cyclist dead.

Police wait to interview key Alps shooting witness, 7
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press

The horrific massacre of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps dominated the front pages of Britain's newspapers on Friday with the performance of French investigators coming under the microscope.

All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
Climate change prompts French ski area to mull downsize
Climate change prompts French ski area to mull downsize

A modest ski area in the French Alps is ready to unbolt its chairlifts and rope off slopes as the local mayor concludes that climate change means the trails ahead will be rocky.

Climate change prompts French ski area to mull downsize

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