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Why the Notre Dame fire was a tragedy waiting to happen

A week after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, it is evident that peculiarities of structure and construction made the cathedral especially vulnerable.

Notre Dame will be closed for up to 6 years

Bishop Patrick Chauvet acknowledged that the famed monument would close down for "five to six years" as he spoke with local business owners Wednesday.

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In aftermath of Notre-Dame fire, Emmanuel Macron urges unity in fragmented nation

Emmanuel Macron, who has faced a virtual uprising against his pro-business government, sought to rally a country still devastated by the fire and turn the profound, yet undoubtedly fleeting, moment of national mourning and unity to his advantage.

Lousiana: Donations for burned black churches pick up pace after Notre Dame fire

Freelance journalist Yashar Ali, with 394,000 followers, tweeted that the Notre Dame restoration "will be well funded" and urged support for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson.

Here's why Notre Dame flames spread like wildfire

Notre Dame, irreplaceable as it is to France’s heritage, lacked the fundamental fire-prevention safeguards that are required in more modern structures and have been grafted onto other ancient cathedrals elsewhere in Europe.

Fire out, organ intact but work ahead for charred Notre Dame: What has happened so far

The cathedral had survived almost 900 years of tumultuous French history but was decimated amid renovation works at the start of Catholic Easter week.

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Fire guts Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, President Macron pledges to rebuild

Around 500 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly five hours. “The worst has been avoided even though the battle is not completely won,” President Emmanuel Macron said

Fire breaks out at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the gothic cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo's classic novel the Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Paris fire kills eight in apartment block, woman detained

Paris fire: The death toll could increase as the fire was still in progress.

Paris bakery blast: Body found in rubble brings toll to 4

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said Saturday the cause of the blast appeared to be accidental. He said Paris firefighters were already on the scene to investigate a suspected gas leak at the bakery when the explosion happened.

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Aladdin Paris premiere: Mena Massoud, Will Smith and Naomi Scott attend

Aladdin is a live-action remake of the 1992 animated Disney classic of the same name. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud, Will Smith and Naomi Scott in lead roles.

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral ablaze, part of spire collapses

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the gothic cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo's classic novel the Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

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Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riots since 1968

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph"

Police in Paris conduct anti-terror raids to flush out extremists behind 13/11 attacks

Police in Paris said the operation is targeting the suspected mastermind of last week's (13/11) attacks, believed to be holed up in an apartment in Saint-Denis with several other heavily armed suspects.

JE SUIS CHARLIE: France united in grief

Three hooded attackers stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly known for lampooning religions.

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The people ‘are hungry’: Scenes from the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Paris

Ambulance workers and students joined anti-government demonstrations after hundreds were arrested or wounded in confrontations in Paris over the weekend. It’s the third week of the “Yellow Vest” protests that have been spurred on by a tax on gas.

Decided to invite President Hollande the day Paris was attacked: PM Modi

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): Lauding France for its ability to combat terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday revealed that he had decided to invite President Francois Hollande as the chief guest for India's Republic Day parade, the day Paris was attacked on 13/11.He further said that within days of the Paris attack, France hosted so many world leaders at the COP 21. People, the media of France must be appreciated.

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PM Modi played a decisive role at COP 21: Francois Hollande

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande who is in India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the recent COP 21 in Paris and said that he had played a decisive role at the climate summit. Addressing the India France Business Summit here, the President said that his visit has two main goals- consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Modi's visit to France.

Man in 'suicide vest' shot dead in Paris

Paris, Jan 07 (ANI): A man in northern Paris has been shot dead outside a police station and was reportedly wearing a suicide vest. According to Sky News, there are mixed reports about the man. Police union sources said that the man attempted to enter the building with a knife before he was shot by officers and cried 'Allahu Akbar' while Le Parisien reported that he was wearing an explosives vest.

International Solar Alliance will collaborate on research and innovation: PM Modi

Paris, Nov 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with French President Francoise Hollande launched the International Solar Alliance consisting of around 120 solar-rich countries with India in Paris on Monday. The Prime Minister pledged USD 30 million to host the initiative which aims to attract investments in the solar sector, encourage joint ventures and develop innovative financing mechanisms at affordable cost. He added that International Solar Alliance will collaborate on research and innovation. Prime Minister Modi further said that India will host the International Solar Alliance (ISA) initiative in the premises of the National Institute of Solar Energy.

A Moment In Paris: Narendra Modi Meets Nawaz Sharif At UN Climate Summit

Amid tension over continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit in Paris. Both leaders were seen shaking hands on the sidelines of the summit where 150 heads of states and governments will make three-minute speeches each, […]

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