Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Jul 20, 2015

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants who took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said. Invading Islamist fighters considered a local Sufi veneration for the tombs as idolatrous and hacked them to pieces. ...

Jan 2, 2015

French investigators to arrive Friday at AirAsia crash scene

France's crash investigation agency said its specialist black box search team and equipment would arrive early Friday at the search area for the AirAsia flight that crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. France's BEA crash investigation agency assists in the investigation of ...

Frenchman missing five days in Yamanashi mountains

Oct 25, 2013

Frenchman missing five days in Yamanashi mountains

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A Frenchman has been missing since Monday in Yamanashi Prefecture near the country's second-highest mountain, and his friends are now desperate to raise funds to kick off a private search for him, it was learned Friday. Pascal Burel, a 50-year-old Saitama Prefecture resident, was last ...