France penalized for taxing religions

STRASBOURG, France, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The French government must pay penalties to two religious sects for forcing them to pay taxes, the European Court of Human Rights says.

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Mystery man in 1979 Diana photo identified

Mystery man in 1979 Diana photo identified

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British royal biographer Andrew Morton says an unidentified man in a decades-old photo of Princess Diana set for auction was her friend Adam Russell.
Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Former Congressman Gabrielle Giffords continued her remarkable recovery in 2012 from a gunshot wound to the head in January 2011.
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Swedish hiker killed in French Alps fall

FALUN, Sweden, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old Swedish girl was killed in a hiking accident in the French Alps after taking a wrong turn, Swedish officials confirm.

Two British tourists killed in Alps

GRENOBLE, France, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities say two British men died after leaving a bar on foot and falling over a cliff at a French ski resort in the Alps.

Train hits school bus in French Alps

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- French police say at least five children were killed and dozens of others injured when a train struck their school bus at a crossing in the French Alps.

Dirty Mont Blanc no longer blanc

PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- Melted ice in a recent heat wave released rivers of garbage from Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, French media reported Friday.

Copter crash kills two in Alps

CHARMONIX, France, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A helicopter setting off controlled avalanches struck a ski-lift cable and crashed near Chamonix in the French Alps, killing two people.
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