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Wreckage Of Missing Air Algerie Plane Found

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An Air Algerie plane carrying 119 passengers that went missing mid-flight earlier this morning is believed to have crashed in Mali.

The airline company tweeted just now that the wreckage has been discovered in Tilemsi. Air Algerie tweeted:

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More Horror In The Sky: Plane With 116 People Onboard Drops Off Radar Over Africa - Crews Still Searching For Crash Site

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The sky has seen far too many tragedies this week.

New reports this morning out of Western Africa about a missing plane carrying 116 people onboard. Air Algerie Flight AH5017 dropped off the radar shortly after taking off from Burkina Faso today.

Air traffic controllers lost all contact with the plane as it flew over Mali on its way to Algiers. Emergency teams are still searching for the possible crash site on the ground and French fighter jets have been dispatched to try and locate the aircraft.

The passenger list reveals that 51 of those onboard were French citizens.

Algerian officials have announced

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Victoria's Secret Linked To Child Labor


How irresponsible!

Victoria's Secret has found itself smack dab in the middle of a child-labor scandal on Thursday after a lengthy report was published on Bloomberg.

The article detailed the life of a 13 year old Clarisse working at a Burkina Faso farm in West Africa where VS buys a majority of their cotton. Clarisse says if she goes too slow she is beaten with a tree branch, if she's lucky she'll be fed once a day and sleeps on a mattress that is about as thick as a magazine.

Victoria's Secret parent company Limited Brands has released a statement saying they have already started an investigation into the allegations and are "very concerned".

The statement adds:

"Depending on the findings, we are prepared to take swift action to prevent the illegal use of child labor in the fields where we source Fairtrade-certified organic cotton in Burkina Faso."

We certainly hope so! And sooner rather than later.


[Image via AP Images.]

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