French climber pockets Mont Blanc gems after 2013 find
A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France's Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they were found. Over the years, climbers have routinely found debris, baggage and human remains from the aircraft. In September 2012, India took possession of a bag of diplomatic mail from the Kangchenjunga, a Boeing 707 flying from Mumbai which crashed on the southwest face of Mont Blanc on January 24, 1966.The crash killed 117 people including the pioneer of India's nuclear programme, Homi Jehangir Bhabha.
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on the night of Sunday to this Monday, December 13, the Mount-Valerian Memorial was Gradient by a "anti pass" graffiti, with the two drawn "S" to look like the acronym SS, announced the authorities. According to the police, the registration on the fighter france memorial is 50 meters long. "The thought of Pierre Mendès France is still very modern"
This deterioration was firmly condemned by Emmanuel Macron, who invoked in the middle of the day on Twitter "an insult in memory of our heroes and the memory of the nation" .
"Suspose this sacred place of the Republic is to harm what unites us. The authors will be found then judged, "commented on the head of state.
France, Europeans working to open mission in Afghanistan: Macron
The French president says opening of a joint mission was being considered but ruled out recognising the Taliban rulers.Western countries have been grappling with how to engage with the Taliban, which took over Afghanistan in a lightning advance in August as US-led forces were completing their pullout after 20 years of war.
"unsustainable degradations have been carried out on the site of Mont-Valerien this morning. They are an insult to the memories of men shot in this place and those inhumed there. No totalitarian and obscurantist expression will never have its place, "has reacted the official account of the highlights of the Ministry of the Armies in Île-de-France.
Damien Abad, President of the LR Group at the National Assembly judged these "scandalous" graffiti.
"The degradations of Mont-Valerian, high place of resistance, are in no way justifiable. This site of memory and meditation in honor of our deaths must be preserved against the counterfeitaries of history that combine indignity and inculture.
"Shame on the authors of this ignoble defilement. That's where the trivialization of revisionism leads, "said the communist candidate Fabien Roussel, recalling that Mont-Valerien was during the occupation a place of resistance and hostages, including Gabriel.
A complaint soon filed
The Minister Delegate to Memory and Veterans Geneviève Darrieussecq announced wanting to file a complaint. "Scandalous anti-pass degradations of the monument of Fightening France at Mont-Valerien tonight. I'm revolted. No cause justifies that we are affecting this unique place of our national memory. It's unforgivable. We will file a complaint, "she wrote on social networks.
The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has announced to associate with the complaint filed by the State. "I condemn with the greatest firmness the degradations committed on Mont-Valerian. It is intolerable to profany the memory of those who fought for our freedom, "reacted the socialist candidate.
Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen massacre statue .
8-metre tall Pillar of Shame symbolises lives lost during the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.The 8-metre (26-foot) tall Pillar of Shame, which depicts 50 torn and twisted bodies piled on top of each other, was made by Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt to symbolise the lives lost during the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.