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PARIS (AP) — French officials have dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy though it was likely due to bad weather.
British satellite television group BSkyB said on Friday it had agreed multi-billion-dolla deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox to create a pan-European pay-TV giant. Murdoch's 21st Century Fox media conglomerate owns 39 percent of BSkyB. BSkyB has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's 100-percent stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4-percent interest in Sky Deutschland, a statement said. BSkyB said it planned to acquire the rest of Sky Deutschland from the German group's minority shareholders, creating a pan-European TV giant in deals costing the British group a total of up to Â£7.0 billion ($11.9 billion, 8.8 billion euros) in cash.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.