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The San Lorenzo mountain, which borders Chile and Argentina

Top international skiers Jean Phillipe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson found dead after Chile avalanche

The pair were described as legends of the extreme skiing community

German city enlists alcoholics to scrub streets clean, pays them in beer

The ‘Pick Up’ project claims to add structure to addicts’ lives

Marine Le Pen had her driving license revoked in 2012

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She also failed to pay €3,000 in legal fees

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Britain came 11th in the Global AgeWatch Index of 96 countries

76-year-old French woman allegedly raped after telling group of men 'to be quiet'

Police have arrested one man in connection with the alleged attack

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Iraq crisis: Dozens killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in Baghdad

The attacks were carried out in mainly Shia Muslim areas.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive for a civil ceremony to make their marriage official in Italy

George Clooney and his bride unfazed by the angry protesters in Venice

Council workers sent an open letter to the Hollywood star asking him to support their cause

An Italian Customs Police boat takes illegal immigrants on board off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. Some 40,000 migrants have died since the year 2000, more than half of them in the Mediterranean

Worst year on record for deaths in Mediterranean with over 3,000 casualties

The total is more than double the previous annual high in 2011, and 75 per cent of the 4,077 migrant deaths globally this year

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy remains open to talks with the Catalan government

Catalonia independence: Spanish government acts to halt referendum

The Spanish government has filed appeals at the country's top court to try and halt the powerful north-eastern region of Catalonia from staging an independence referendum.

Chemists announce that they are going on strike today ‘to protect people’s health’

France strikes: If it’s Tuesday, then it must be the chemist shops

France is a country that clamours for 'change' but detests changes. Chemists, lawyers, pilots and plumbers are all determined to resist it

A general view of the festival ground during the opening day of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich September 20, 2014.

British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany

The tourist was attacked by two men at the annual event in Munich

The moment Pope Francis swapped his hat with the television presenter.

Pope Francis' hat sells for almost £70,000 on Ebay in charity auction

The Pope swapped his zucchetto with a new one from a TV presenter

A worker controls arrival of a supply ship to the West Alfa drilling platform, which is anchored at the Cara Sea some 250 km (156 miles) north off Russian shore

Russian energy firm strikes oil in world’s most northerly well

Greenpeace is running a campaign against oil exploration in the Arctic, claiming that it is 'a dangerous, high-risk enterprise'

A monster truck in action during a demonstration in Haaksbergen,The Netherlands

Monster truck kills two after careering into crowd at car show

The vehicle reportedly lost control as it was attempting a stunt during the annual show in the city of Haaksbergen

Pro-independence Catalans at a rally on Sant Jaume square in Barcelona on Saturday after the President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed the provision to hold a referendum on 9 November

Catalonia independence: Spanish government to lodge appeal against 'illegal' referendum set to take place on 9 November

Madrid is launching a legal appeal today to thwart the latest attempt by Spain’s richest region to hold a referendum on independence. Alasdair Fotheringham reports from Madrid on the growing conflict with Catalonia

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