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Five airline chief executives, Michael O’Leary (above) of Ryanair, Willie Walsh of IAG, Alexandre de Juniac of Air France-KLM, Carolyn McCall of Easyjet and Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa, jointly launched the new group. Photograph: Bloomberg

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The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

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A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

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People walk past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai.

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The Air France Boeing 777 landed  Mombasa airport after a passenger found the object in the toilets. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that prompted an emergency landing was harmless and caused a “false alarm”,(...)

Air France flight 463 from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in Mombasa after the device was found in the lavatory. Photograph: EPA

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