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A handout photograph of missing girl, Maelys. Photograph: Gendarmerie Nationale/AP

French police are widening the search for a nine-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps, combing woods and streams and questioning(...)

Despite its claim to fame at 4.5 kilometres, as the longest road tunnel in an urban area of Europe, Dublin Port’s fine tunnel is now very small beer. (...)

A member of the mountain rescue team during an operation following an avalanche in the Italian Alps. Photograph: Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images

An avalanche has struck high in the Italian Alps, killing six skiers. Helicopters ferried both the survivors and the bodies back to the valley floor (...)

A banner with the warning message, “Risk of Avalanche - Proceed at your own risk and peril” stretches across a ski trail in this picture taken on December 12th, 2012 in Courcheval, France. Similar signage warned the piste involved in Wednesday’s avalanche was dangerous.  File photograph: Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters

The teacher who accompanied school pupils swept away by a deadly avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday is suspected of involuntary manslaughter, a(...)

Officials say an  avalanche in the Deux Alpes resort on Wednesday afternoon hit a group of students from the Saint Exupery school in Lyon and their teacher.  File photograph: Getty Images

An avalanche that struck a school group skiing in the Alps has killed two French high school students and a Ukrainian skier. Officials say the avalan(...)

The French rescue effort at the  site of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps. The plane’s second black box data recorder has been found, according to reports in French media. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

The second black box data recorder from last week’s Germanwings plane crash has been found at the site of the Alps crash, French media reported, citin(...)

Rescue workers work at the site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash. Video from inside the plane’s cabin shortly before the crash has reportedly been found on a memory card at the site. Photograph: Claude Paris/EPA

German newspaper Bild and French magazine Paris Match said their reporters have been shown a video that was taken by someone inside the cabin of the G(...)

A helicopter lands at the foot of Hochthron mountain in the Alps near Berchtesgarden, Germany, amid the rescue effort at Riesending cave. Photograph: Aktivnews/EPA

Rescuers are working to rescue a man stuck deep inside caves in the German Alps after he was injured by falling rocks.Police said the rescue effort co(...)