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Eiffel Tower bomb threat: nothing found

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The Eiffel Tower and the area around it in Paris were evacuated for 45 minutes on Tuesday after emergency services received a telephone bomb threat.

It was the second such incident in as many weeks involving the landmark.

In this latest threat, the fire service received a call from a public phone box in Paris alerting them to a suspicious package.

On neither occasion did security forces find any explosives.

French officials have said the country is on a heightened level of readiness after receiving a tip-off of a planned suicide attack on the Paris Metro.

The interior minister has warned of a real terrorism threat from al-Qaeda militants in north Africa.