Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

 Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali on Tuesday under tight military guard.

`No intact bodies` in grim Air Algerie crash probe

Dressed in protective white overalls, French experts sift through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the northern Mali desert last week, killing all 118 on board.

Black boxes from Mali plane crash arrive in France

France came a step closer today to finding out why an Air Algerie plane smashed into the Mali desert last week as black boxes from the crash arrived in Paris.

Flags at half-mast as France mourns Mali crash victims

Flags flew at half-mast in France Monday in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators waited for the black boxes from the crash to arrive.

Experts to begin `difficult` probe into Air Algerie crash

Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali Saturday to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated.