West African troops join with French forces in Mali

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West African troops will travel to Mali within days to assist French forces against Islamist rebels, Nigeria says. Commander, Gen Shehu Abdulkadir, told the BBC a regional West African force will help the French intervention. Military commanders met in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to discuss the move. France has nearly 800 troops in the area and […]

French Alps shooting: First witness describes “horror scene”

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The walker who alerted police after last weeks French Alps massacre described the scene as being “like a movie – but without the remote control to change the channel.” Yesterday the French hiker spoke publicly about the attack after discovering the killings in forest car park close to Chevaline near Lake Annecy in eastern France. […]

Police find “items of concern” at French Alps shooting victim Saad al-Hilli family home

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Earlier today, bomb disposal officers arrived at the home of French Alps shooting victim Saad al-Hilli after police found “items of concern.” Nearby residents were evacuated around the £1.5 million property in Claygate, Surrey and onlookers advised to stay at least 200 yards away. Surrey Police said: “Due to concerns around items found at the […]

Witness of French Alps shooting saw ‘man in black shirt’ driving away from scene

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The unidentified British cyclist, a former RAF officer, who discovered the dead bodies in the French Alps has told police he saw a ‘white 4×4’. The vehicle reportedly sped away from the killing scene on Wednesday. Now a second witness, who was near the village of Chevaline around 4pm on Wednesday, has told detectives she […]

French Alps Shooting: British bodies found in French Alps, one daughter is in critical condition and another survives

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A British father, mother and grandmother have been shot dead and a seven-year-old girl violently beaten during a camping holiday in the French Alps. AFP identified the father as 50-year-old Badhdad-born Saad El Hilli and the family are thought to be from London. The four-year-old daughter was found alive hiding inside the BMW people carrier […]

Chelsea Wins Champions League

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Didier Drogba scored the winning penalty as Chelsea won the Champions League final with a thrilling 4-3 shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich. Bayern had numerous chances to wreck Chelsea’s dream and even led 3-1 in the shoot-out after goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had scored. But Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger both failed from the spot to […]

Christian Louboutin Exhibition

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From 1st May to 9th July, the Design Museum will exhibit the work of iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Examine the evolution of the French designer’s famous red-soled shoes from the launch of his label in 1991. The display celebrates an impressive career in high fashion shoe design, showcasing twenty years of designs and inspiration. […]

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