One of the hostages arriving in France
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French hostages return amid ransom claims

30 October 2013 Last updated at 19:47 GMT

Four French hostages seized by gunmen linked to Al Qaeda in Niger three years ago have returned safely to Paris.

The French Government has denied reports that a 20m euros (£17m; $26m) ransom was paid to secure their release,

Christian Fraser reports.