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Climate change hits the French Alps hard, rockfalls and grey snow common occurrence
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Climate change hits the French Alps hard, rockfalls and grey snow common occurrence

Older visitors who return recall a time when they could touch ice just outside Montenvers tramstop.

Hundreds of skiers trapped in gondola lifts in the French Alps, rescued after several hours
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Hundreds of skiers trapped in gondola lifts in the French Alps, rescued after several hours

Around 150 skiers in the French Alps were rescued after being trapped for several hours when their ski lift broke down on Sunday.

Body parts of passengers killed in Air India crash more than 50 years ago found in French Alps
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Body parts of passengers killed in Air India crash more than 50 years ago found in French Alps

Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than years ago have been found on Mont Blanc

Michael Schumacher showing 'encouraging signs' says former team boss Ross Brawn
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Michael Schumacher showing 'encouraging signs' says former team boss Ross Brawn

Michael Schumacher is making "encouraging signs" in his recovery from a serious skiing accident, former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn said.

Avalanche in French Alps kills 3, leaves 3 others injured
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Avalanche in French Alps kills 3, leaves 3 others injured

A deadly avalanche hit a high school group skiing in the French Alps on Wednesday, killing two students and a Ukrainian skier and seriously injuring three others, officials said.

Germanwings crash: Pilot contacted 41 doctors in 5 years 'fearing loss of eyesight'
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Germanwings crash: Pilot contacted 41 doctors in 5 years 'fearing loss of eyesight'

A state prosecutor says the co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps and had a history of depression had reached out to dozens

Germanwings crash: Families of crash victims meet investigators
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Germanwings crash: Families of crash victims meet investigators

Families of victims of the Germanwings plane crash were meeting on Thursday with investigators in Paris, looking for answers about why the co-pilot

Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on a previous flight
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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on a previous flight

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said

Jet Airways pilots found flying without clearing proficiency test, DGCA issues show cause notice
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Jet Airways pilots found flying without clearing proficiency test, DGCA issues show cause notice

Directorate General of Civil Aviation has detected a new list of Jet Airways pilots who had not cleared the mandatory pilots' proficiency check (PPC).

Germanwings tragedy: Shocking phone video shows final minutes of passengers before they plunged to death
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Germanwings tragedy: Shocking phone video shows final minutes of passengers before they plunged to death

A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged on Tuesday, with two European media claiming to have seen the footage.

Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend
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Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend

An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has told AFP, adding that there were about 142 passengers and six crew on board.

Shocker! Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash
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Shocker! Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash

A newspaper report, however, suggests the audio contains intriguing information about a pilot locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings flight.

Search continues for bodies, clues in 'inexplicable' French Alps Germanwings crash
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Search continues for bodies, clues in 'inexplicable' French Alps Germanwings crash

Investigators combed through the pulverised wreckage of a German airliner on Wednesday and examined its badly damaged black box for clues as to what caused the mysterious crash that killed all 150 aboard.

Germanwings crash: Flags at half-mast as Spain mourns air crash victims
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Germanwings crash: Flags at half-mast as Spain mourns air crash victims

Flags flew at half-mast, meetings were cancelled and workplaces fell silent on Wednesday as Spain mourned the 150 people, including at least 49 Spaniards, killed in a plane crash in the French Alps.

Darkest day for Lufthansa as Germanwings jet crashes in French Alps, killing 150
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Darkest day for Lufthansa as Germanwings jet crashes in French Alps, killing 150

A plane operated by Germanwings crashed in a remote area of the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 on board in the worst plane disaster in mainland France for four decades.

Germanwings airline crash throws spotlight on Air India's ancient Airbus A320s
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Germanwings airline crash throws spotlight on Air India's ancient Airbus A320s

While the ill-fated German Airbus 320 (A320) was around 24 years old, the immediate questions about its age may also raise similar questions in India, where Air India, India's national airline, flies A320s that are older, in fact, around 26 years old.

Until today, Germanwings had never been involved in an air crash
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Until today, Germanwings had never been involved in an air crash

Germanwings, the low-cost airline owned by German flag carrier Lufthansa, said that none of its aircraft has ever been involved in a crash prior to Tuesday's loss of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

Schumacher's condition better but doctors still unsure of future
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Schumacher's condition better but doctors still unsure of future

While there is a slight improvement, doctors refused to speculate on Schumacher's future.

Former F1 champion Schumacher in coma after skiing accident
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Former F1 champion Schumacher in coma after skiing accident

Schumacher was "suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation", the hospital in the southeast French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

Images: Chamonix Skywalk lets you walk 1000m above the French Alps
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Images: Chamonix Skywalk lets you walk 1000m above the French Alps

The Chamonix Skywalk is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), with a 1,000 metre drop below, where visitors can step out from the terrace, giving the visitors the impression of standing in the void. The glass room will open to the public on December 21, 2013.