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  • Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

    Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

    Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the...

  • Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame within five years

    Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame within five years

    French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral "within five years", after a fire that toppled the steeple of the 850-year-old landmark and caused major damage to the roof. "We will rebuild the cathedral even more...

  • Six die after plane hits house in Chile

    Six die after plane hits house in Chile

    Six people died on Tuesday after a light aircraft crashed into a house in southern Chile, authorities said. The plane plummeted after getting entangled in power lines shortly after take-off from La Paloma airport in Puerto Montt, a port city 1,000...

  • Organised crime is top threat to European security: Europol

    Organised crime is top threat to European security: Europol

    Increasingly violent organised crime groups pose the biggest threat to European security, outstripping terrorism and migration, top police from across the continent said Tuesday. Italian mafia groups, Albanians and Eastern Europeans, and "outlaw"...

  • Years? Decades? Uncertainty over time needed to rebuild Notre-Dame

    Years? Decades? Uncertainty over time needed to rebuild Notre-Dame

    Rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris could take decades after it was gutted by a fire, experts warned Tuesday, even as its top priest expressed hope he could celebrate mass there within years. Parisians and people around the world watched...

  • Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

    Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

    With two days to go before release of the report on Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump insisted again Tuesday that he is the real victim. "The greatest Scam in political history," he tweeted in his latest effort to...

  • 'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage

    'Like a bombing': Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage

    Shards of stained glass from priceless medieval windows. A gaping hole above the choir area where the spire crashed down. Charred debris from the collapsed roof scattered on the ground. After firefighters put out the last remnants of the fire that...

  • Sixteen massacred at party for newborn in Nigeria conflict

    Sixteen massacred at party for newborn in Nigeria conflict

    Sixteen people were killed and 14 were wounded when gunmen opened fire at a party to name a newborn baby, police said Tuesday, in the latest violence between farmers and herders in central Nigeria. Those murdered included the parents and the...

  • German court case reopens painful debate on assisted suicide

    German court case reopens painful debate on assisted suicide

    Germany's highest court on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by terminally ill patients and doctors against a law banning professional assisted suicide services, reopening a bitter debate. Lawmakers had passed the so-called Paragraph 217 in...

  • European voters urged to mobilise behind child climate activists

    European voters urged to mobilise behind child climate activists

    Sweden's teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday urged Europeans to vote in next month's elections on behalf of young people like her who cannot yet cast ballots but demand decisive action against climate change. During a visit to the European...

  • UN draft resolution demands immediate Libya ceasefire

    UN draft resolution demands immediate Libya ceasefire

    Updated at 3.45pmA British-drafted resolution presented to the UN Security Council demands an immediate ceasefire in Libya after forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli, according to the text obtained by AFP on...

  • EU leaders switch focus to Europe's future with Brexit delay

    EU leaders switch focus to Europe's future with Brexit delay

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday the European Union can focus unhindered on building its own future now that Britain has a longer delay to work out its troubled exit.  Speaking to the European Parliament, Juncker also...

  • Notre Dame's historic organ survives blaze - reports

    Notre Dame's historic organ survives blaze - reports

    The historic organ at Notre Dame Cathedral has survived Monday's devastating fire, according to initial reports.  The organ has a staggering five keyboards and more than 8,000 pipes, some going back to the middle ages. It dates back to 1730 and...

  • Donors pledge nearly €500m to rebuild Notre-Dame

    Donors pledge nearly €500m to rebuild Notre-Dame

    Billionaires and local governments pledged nearly €500 million on Tuesday to help restore Notre Dame cathedral, with foundations and crowd-sourcing sites also launching fund-raising drives. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the emblematic...

  • Struggle to find crashed jet and its 'secrets'

    Struggle to find crashed jet and its 'secrets'

    One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, US and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the wreckage and protect its valuable "secrets." The Japanese jet vanished from the radar on April 9...

  • Updates: Much of Notre Dame structure survives fire, important relics saved

    Updates: Much of Notre Dame structure survives fire, important relics saved

    First images have started to emerge of the damage inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris after Monday's devastating fire. Authorities said early Tuesday that the fire was now controlled and the iconic bell towers at the front...

  • Heritage landmarks devastated by fires

    Heritage landmarks devastated by fires

    Before Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, engulfed in flames on Monday, several heritage sites around the world have been either completely or partially destroyed by fires. Here are some examples. Brazil's National Museum Overnight September 2-3,...

  • Why is the world crying for Paris's Notre-Dame?

    Why is the world crying for Paris's Notre-Dame?

    The Notre - Dame de Paris cathedral, devastated Monday by a fire, is an emblematic building of France and the most visited historical monument in Europe. Between 12 and 14 million people, an average of more than 30,000 per day, visit each year the...

  • Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday

    Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday

    A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian meddling in the US election will be released Thursday, the Justice Department said as President Donald Trump again lashed out at the most politically explosive probe in...

  • Watch: Notre-Dame spire collapses as fire devastates Paris Cathedral

    Watch: Notre-Dame spire collapses as fire devastates Paris Cathedral

    Updated at 10.50pm A major fire broke out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, and devastating the 13th century landmark. The flames and smoke plumed...