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5 Soldiers Dead in French Avalanche

Authorities say five French Foreign Legionnaires on a wilderness ski training exercise in the French Alps have been killed in an avalanche near the Italian border. At least six others taking part in Monday's off-piste (course/trail) training were reported injured near the resort of Valfrejus. The French news agency said the victims were attached to a specialized 50-member mountain warfare unit, and said unit personnel had military skiing qualifications. The nationalities of the...

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