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Air Algerie flight, feared missing, lands after U-turn - reports

A passenger plane headed for Marseille reportedly fell off the radars after it turned around halfway through its flight over the Mediterranean.

A passenger plane headed for Marseille reportedly fell off the radars after it turned around halfway through its flight over the Mediterranean.

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Polisario leader's death announced

68-year-old Mohamed Abdelaziz led a decades-long fight for independence in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

68-year-old Mohamed Abdelaziz led a decades-long fight for independence in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

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Algeria: The Mediterranean's last mystery

Euronews spoke at Berlin’s ITB to Noureddine Belmihoub, CEO at the Algerian National Tourism Office, about how his big country remains unknown to

Euronews spoke at Berlin’s ITB to Noureddine Belmihoub, CEO at the Algerian National Tourism Office, about how his big country remains unknown to

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Algeria enacts reforms and gives Berber language official status

The Algerian government has passed a reform package including granting the Berber language official status and re-instating the two-term limit for

The Algerian government has passed a reform package including granting the Berber language official status and re-instating the two-term limit for

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Meet Algeria's tattooed women

Faded lines and symbols imprinted on their foreheads, chins, and cheeks, draws attention to them. These are the Chaouia women in the Aurès mountains

Faded lines and symbols imprinted on their foreheads, chins, and cheeks, draws attention to them. These are the Chaouia women in the Aurès mountains

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Thousands of Algerians gather for funeral of independence hero

Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s

Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s

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Hocine Ait Ahmed a hero of Algeria's war of independence has died

Hocine Ait Ahmed, one of he heroes of Algeria’s war of independence against France has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, official sources said

Hocine Ait Ahmed, one of he heroes of Algeria’s war of independence against France has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, official sources said

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Children in England 'near bottom of class' in well-being survey

Children in England have come out relatively badly in a major international study of young people’s attitudes to their own lives. In several

Children in England have come out relatively badly in a major international study of young people’s attitudes to their own lives. In several

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Algerian military confirms deadly attack on army patrol

The Algerian military has confirmed in a statement (in French) that nine soldiers were killed and two injured on Friday in an ambush by what it calls

The Algerian military has confirmed in a statement (in French) that nine soldiers were killed and two injured on Friday in an ambush by what it calls

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Hollande visits Algeria for talks on fighting terrorism

French President Francois Hollande visited Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues. Hollande called the fight against terrorism a “common

French President Francois Hollande visited Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues. Hollande called the fight against terrorism a “common

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Assia Djebar dies, aged 78

Assia Djebar, a novelist and staunch defender of women's rights, has died in Paris.

Assia Djebar, a novelist and staunch defender of women's rights, has died in Paris.

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Body of kidnapped French tourist found in Algeria

Algerian special forces have found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamist militants while hiking in

Algerian special forces have found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamist militants while hiking in

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11 Niger refugees killed in bus crash after fleeing Boko Haram

A coach carrying refugees from Niger being repatriated from neighbouring Nigeria has crashed killing at least eleven people and wounding sixteen

A coach carrying refugees from Niger being repatriated from neighbouring Nigeria has crashed killing at least eleven people and wounding sixteen

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'

French police say Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been hospitalised in the Alpine city of Grenoble. There were no details given about

French police say Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been hospitalised in the Alpine city of Grenoble. There were no details given about

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First French-Algerian Renault factory opens in Oran

Algeria has taken a first step into the motor trade after Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal inaugurated a joint French-Algerian Renault factory in the

Algeria has taken a first step into the motor trade after Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal inaugurated a joint French-Algerian Renault factory in the

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Algerian police officers stage rare protest in capital

About 300 Algerian police officers marched through Algiers on Tuesday (October 14) in a rare public protest prompted by violence against security

About 300 Algerian police officers marched through Algiers on Tuesday (October 14) in a rare public protest prompted by violence against security

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Police in Algeria continue 'sit-in' over pay

Talks in Algeria between protesting police officers and the government have broken up without any firm results. More than one thousand officers

Talks in Algeria between protesting police officers and the government have broken up without any firm results. More than one thousand officers

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Algeria: Hundreds of police protest outside presidential palace

In unprecedented public protests by police in Algeria, nearly 1,000 officers have staged a sit-in outside the presidential palace. Demanding the

In unprecedented public protests by police in Algeria, nearly 1,000 officers have staged a sit-in outside the presidential palace. Demanding the

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Algerian militant hostage killers identified

The Algerian government says it has identified some members of the group that executed French hostage Herve Gourdel last week. The tourist was

The Algerian government says it has identified some members of the group that executed French hostage Herve Gourdel last week. The tourist was

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Muslims rally in Paris against ISIL militants

Muslims across France travelled to Paris for a rally to honour the life of Hervé Gourdel, the Frenchman killed in Algeria by jihadists, and to show

Muslims across France travelled to Paris for a rally to honour the life of Hervé Gourdel, the Frenchman killed in Algeria by jihadists, and to show

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France mourns French tourist beheaded in Algeria

In the village of Saint-Martin-Vésubie in the French Alps, where Hervé Gourdel lived and worked, there was shock and disbelief at news that he has

In the village of Saint-Martin-Vésubie in the French Alps, where Hervé Gourdel lived and worked, there was shock and disbelief at news that he has

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Outrage and grief at beheading of French mountain guide

The newspaper headlines in France on Thursday showed the horror felt after the beheading of a French mountain guide at the hands of Algerian

The newspaper headlines in France on Thursday showed the horror felt after the beheading of a French mountain guide at the hands of Algerian

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Village of murdered Frenchman distraught

The village of murdered Frenchman Hervé.Gourdel is in shock following the killing of the 55-year-old mountain guide by jihadists in Algeria. The

The village of murdered Frenchman Hervé.Gourdel is in shock following the killing of the 55-year-old mountain guide by jihadists in Algeria. The

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Anxious wait for relatives and friends of French hostage

It is an anxious wait for news for relatives and friends of the French national kidnapped by militants in Algeria. The captors of Hervé Gourdel are

It is an anxious wait for news for relatives and friends of the French national kidnapped by militants in Algeria. The captors of Hervé Gourdel are