Towards the end of June, Europe experienced a sweltering heatwave that saw the mercury rise to record highs in some areas.
Emergency services deployed by air yesterday in a rescue helicopter known as "Dragon 74" amid reports of a female hiker who needed assistance. She had some unfortunate footwear.
Scientists hit the road with a high-precision clock hooked up to a trailer.
A 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and a Ukrainian adult skier were killed on a closed slope.
The avalanche occurred around noon local time on the Dome de Neige des Ecrins mountain.
Andreas Lubitz reportedly spent 18 months receiving psychiatric treatment during pilot training for German airline Lufthansa.
Now that authorities believe a pilot involved in the Germanwings crash may have deliberately locked another pilot out of the cockpit, air safety experts question whether reinforced cockpit doors are too secure
The German co-pilot was left in sole control of the plane and pressed a button that sent the jet into its descent.
All 150 passengers on board are presumed dead.