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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Brother of one of four slain in French Alps arrested in England

CHESSINGTON, England, June 24 (UPI) -- The brother of one of four people slain in the French Alps in 2012 was arrested Monday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, British officials reported.

Body found in French Alps believed to be missing British soldier

LES DEUX ALPES, France, April 26 (UPI) -- The body of a man believed to be a British soldier missing since February was found by hikers in the French Alps, The Local reported.
Astronomers wowed by 'efficiency' of distant star-making galaxy

Astronomers wowed by 'efficiency' of distant star-making galaxy

PASADENA, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Astronomers say they've observed the most "energy efficient" galaxy ever seen, one that's converting fuel into stars with almost 100-percent efficiency.

Bus driver killed in crash praised as hero

GRENOBLE, France, April 18 (UPI) -- The driver of a British bus that crashed in the French Alps may have saved the lives of everyone else on board, a French official said.

4 skiers killed in French Alps avalanches

CHAMBERY, France, April 15 (UPI) -- Two avalanches in the French Alps this past weekend killed four cross-country skiers, authorities said.

Police: Newly found DNA may aid French Alps shooting investigation

LAKE ANNECY, France, April 13 (UPI) -- French detectives said they've found new unidentified DNA on evidence from the scene of the shooting deaths of an Iraqi family visiting from England.

Brother questioned in Alps slayings

CHESSINGTON, England, March 30 (UPI) -- Investigators have questioned the brother of a victim in the shooting death of four people in the French Alps, police said.

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Father, son found dead in French Alps

CHAMONIX, France, March 17 (UPI) -- A British man and his 12-year-old son were found dead Sunday in a highly dangerous area of the French Alps, officials said.

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France to lure Bollywood films to Alps

PARIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A French culture minister is imploring Indian filmmakers to use the French Alps next time they need a dramatic mountain background for a Bollywood flick.

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.
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French Alps
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrive at the World Policy Conference in Evian, French Alps, on October 8, 2008. Medvedev said on Wednesday it was time to 'give up the confrontational rhetoric' and promised that Russian forces will leave buffer zones in Georgia around the separatist areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by midnight Wednesday. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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The French Alps are those parts of the Alps mountain range which lie in France. They are within the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes.

The specific subranges of the Alps that are at least partly in France include (from south to north):

Mont Blanc is the highest point of the Alps and is on the French-Italian border, so it's called Monte Bianco in Italy

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "French Alps."
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