Trio in court over death of rare eagle

Tracker recovered from river, but no trace of the year-old bird has been found

Three men are facing court accused of shooting and killing a royal eagle, one of the largest birds of prey in France and a protected species.

The eagle, a one-year-old male, was part of a research programme and was carrying a GPS tracker.

The bird was born in the Pyrenees and had just left the protection of its parents to stake out its own ...

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