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Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

Paris, France | AFP | France’s culture minister pleaded Thursday for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor. Some of France’s biggest companies and billionaires, including luxury goods …

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Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected

Notre Dame cathedral ▶ Catholic Cathedral ▶ Completed in 1345 ▶ Construction took 182 years ▶ Tower height of 69 meters ▶ Where Napoleon was coronated ▶ 14 million visitors annually ▶ Has a 13 tonne bell named Emmanuel The Notre Dame has survived ▶ French Wars of Religion ▶ The …

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Fire guts Buganda land board offices In Luweero town

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted Buganda Land Board Offices in Luweero town destroying vital documents and computers. The fire is believed to have broken out at 5:30am on Tuesday morning in the office containing key documents before it spread to other offices. Charles Ssenteza, a private …

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Fire at Mumbai hospital kills six, injures over 100

Mumbai, India | AFP | At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, officials said, in the latest disaster to raise concerns about fire safety in India. The blaze broke out around 4:00 pm (1130 GMT) on …

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Six children among 10 dead in Russia house fires

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Six children and four adults died in house fires in several Russian cities on Sunday, Russian media reported. Three toddlers died in a house fire in a village in Bashkortostan, a region south of the Ural mountains, news agency RIA Novosti reported. The children, a …

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Five die in California wildfires, 150,000 forced to flee

Paradise, United States | AFP | Five people were declared dead and 150,000 evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu. The victims died in their vehicles trying to escape a massive late-season inferno …

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64 dead in Russian shopping mall inferno

Moscow, Russia | AFP | A total of 64 people some of them children perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, as rescue teams Monday struggled through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies. Russian television showed images of thick black …

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