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Google Doodle Celebrates 229 Years of Mont Blanc Peak First Ascent

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Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco, which literally means “White Mountain”, is the European equivalent of Mt Everest in the Alps, with 4,807 metres (15,771 ft) above sea level, that was ascended on 8 August 1786 by Jacques Balmat along with Doctor Michel Paccard giving fodder for a doodle today on Google. “Today we celebrate Europe‚Äôs pioneering spirit, stunning landscapes, and ...

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Germanwings Flight crashes over Alps with 148 Onboard, no Survivors

Germanwings Airbus A320 with 148 people on board crashed over the Alps on Tuesday in southern France while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, with French President Francois Hollande saying no survivors. The ill-fated passenger jet was carrying 142 passengers and six crew members when the tragedy occurred and there are “likely many German victims”, Hollande said in a tweet from ...

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