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Cigarette, electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre-Dame fire

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The statement, signed by chief Paris prosector Remy Heitz, emphasizes that the investigation has still not clarified the actual cause of the fire

NOTRE-DAME FIRE. Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. File photo by Fabien Barrau/AFP

3 dead in central Paris fire – rescue services

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) One of the victims dies after jumping out of the window of the 6-storey block of flats situated in the 11th district of Paris

FIRE. A handout picture taken and released by the Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris (BSPP - Firfighters of Paris) on June 22, 2019, shows firefighters working on the site of a fire that broke out in a building rue de Nemours in Paris. Photo from BSPP - Firfighters of Paris/AFP

Cebu Pacific orders 31 Airbus planes at Paris Air Show

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:05 AM

The planes that Cebu Pacific ordered, worth $6.8 billion, will allow the airline to 'continue offering the lowest fares' due to improved passenger capacity

NEXT-GEN PLANES. Cebu Pacific buys Airbus A330 new engine option planes from Airbus. Photo from Airbus

Neymar in question as PSG chief blasts club's 'celebrity behavior'

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Neymar and his other highly-paid stars should 'assume their responsibilities even more than before'

OUT. Neymar remains sidelined with an injured foot. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Paris' Notre-Dame holds first Mass since devastating blaze

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:11 AM

'The fire, which ravaged the building on April 15, has provoked a wave of emotion, not only for the community of believers,' says Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

FIRST MASS. The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit (C) greets other members of the clergy following the first mass in a side chapel, two months to the day after a devastating fire engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, on June 15, 2019, in Paris. Photo by Karine Perret/POOL/AFP

Paris' Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:51 AM

It will take place on June 15 in the Chapel of the Virgin on the east side of the cathedral behind the choir, which has been confirmed to be safe

NOTRE DAME. This aerial picture taken on June 12, 2019 in the French capital Paris shows the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar's rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:27 PM

A new twist unfolds in the scandal that has gripped football-mad Brazil as another lawyer withdraws from the Neymar case

Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Trial over France Charlie Hebdo attacks to begin in April 2020

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Seventeen people were killed over 3 days in January 2015 in attacks that shook France and heralded a wave of atrocities by radical Islamists that year

CHARLIE HEBDO. Firefighters push a stretcher outside the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The family of Neymar says the football star is a victim of blackmail

CONTROVERSY. Neymar's family coes to his defense, noting that the female complainant has tried to extort money from the Brazilian player. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation

May 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The singer is accused of raping a woman on the night of January 15 early this year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 28: Chris Brown performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 3 on April 28, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water/AFP

Staff of Louvre Museum in Paris go on strike over worker shortage

May 28, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Due to the increasing number of museum visitors, the Louvre's staff is now 'suffocating' and very 'overwhelmed'

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

May 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM

The French wonder has been regularly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid

TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Kylian Mbappe is hailed the Ligue 1 player of the season. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_inside)


Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

May 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Police have made contact with the climber but do not yet know why he began his ascent via the iron beams

EVACUATED. This file photo shows the Eiffel Tower as seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris from the tower at the Notre Dame Cathedral on March 14, 2017. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?

May 18, 2019 - 5:31 PM

French rail operator SNCF restores original carriages of the fabled steam train

ORIENT EXPRESS. This picture taken on May 13 shows the interior of a restored carriage of an Orient Express train displayed at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected – archbishop

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Donors have pledged about a billion euros ($1.12 billion) but so far 'the greater part of these donations have not yet materialized,' says the Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

DAMAGED. In this file photo, firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Neymar banned from 3 matches for lashing out at fan

May 11, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker gets sanctioned for figuring in a fracas with a fan following the club's shock defeat in the French Cup final

ADDED WOES. On top on the new sanctions, Neymar has also appealed a three-match Champions League ban. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

May 10, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Analysis detects lead dust in 'very significant' levels on some streets and pavements outside the cathedral, which remain off limits to the public since the April 15 blaze

Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Fabien Barrau / AFP)

Paris police station closed after attack... by fleas

May 06, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'Police station closed until further notice!' reads a notice stuck to the front door of the station, which is located in the 19th district of the French capital

PSG's Kylian Mbappe slapped with 3-match ban

May 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The gifted 20-year-old striker is penalized for a reckless tackle

MISSING TIME. Kylian Mbappe, though, will be available for the last two games of the season. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


French will have say on Notre-Dame restoration – minister

May 03, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Culture Minister Franck Riester promises a 'debate and a large consultation,' though the government will have the final say on the Paris landmark

DAMAGED. This photo shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. File photo by Amaury Blin/AFP

Paris police clash with protesters ahead of May Day march

May 01, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Hundreds of so-called 'black bloc' activists push to the front of the gathering crowd on Montparnasse Boulevard, hurling bottles and other projectiles at police in a confrontation some 90 minutes before the march was to start

PROTEST. A yellow vest protester standing on a street pole between police and fellow protesters gestures prior to the start of the annual May Day rally in Paris on May 1, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Notre-Dame organ dusty but undamaged: organist

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Nothing burned, nothing melted, very little water from the fire hoses got into the organ itself,' says organist Johann Vexo

A February 1, 2004 shows the organ of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, one of the most famous in the World. - (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Workers ignored ban on smoking at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:15 AM

But a spokesman for the scaffolding company renovating Notre-Dame said: 'In no way could a cigarette butt be the cause of the fire'

Technicians work on Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris on April 23, 2019, one week after a fire devastated the cathedral.  KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Triggered ka ba ng nasunog na Notre-Dame?

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Dahil wala tayong personal na koneksyon sa 'intangible heritage,' ampaw ang koneksyon natin sa mga puntod ng ating kasaysayan

In shadow of burned Notre-Dame, Paris Catholics pray for Easter renewal

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Easter Sunday Mass at Saint-Eustache church in Paris, celebrated in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire, is pervaded by the spirit and hope of a fresh start

Faithful attend mass in tribute to the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral at the Saint Eustache church in Paris, on Easter Sunday, on April 21, 2019. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

IOC pledges 500,000 euros to ensure Notre-Dame ready for Paris 2024

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'The aim of completing the reconstruction in time for Paris 2024 will be an extra motivation for all of us,' says International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach

DAMAGED. This photo shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. Photo by Amaury Blin/AFP

Notre-Dame esplanade to get 'ephemeral' wooden cathedral during rebuild

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo backs the idea of a 'wooden cathedral' that will host priests who will address tourists and visitors

Firefighters secure Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire that caused its spire to crash to the ground. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on April 15 night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

Disney offers $5 million for the Notre-Dame it once immortalized on film

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The iconic Paris cathedral is immortalized in Disney's 1996 animated blockbuster 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Watch out for false information about the Notre-Dame fire

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Be on the lookout for disinformation involving the tragic Notre-Dame fire, which destroyed the roof of the Parisian cathedral

Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. - A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, the fire service said. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year, where renovations are currently underway. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:52 PM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Edouard Philippe describes the task of rebuilding it as 'a huge challenge and historic responsibility'

DESIGNING NOTRE-DAME. A man rides his bicycle along the Seine banks, close to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on March 10, 2016. File photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Firefighting robot Colossus helps put out Notre-Dame fire

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Colossus, built by French technology firm Shark Robotics, is meant to be water and fire-resistant, allowing it to withstand extreme conditions

COLOSSUS. Shark Robotics' Colossus robot is a modular machine meant for firefighting and other types of dangerous operations. Image from Shark Robotics.

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

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:22 AM

'It felt like I was looking at a bombing,' says Philippe Marsset, the vicar general of Notre-Dame, who was among the first to enter the cathedral

DAMAGED. This photo shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. Photo by Amaury Blin/AFP

World leaders stunned by Notre-Dame fire, urge rebuilding

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Political, cultural, and religious leaders stress the unique and iconic place the Notre-Dame Cathedral has in human history and express solidarity with France

FIRE. People watch as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral burns late into the night on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

'Hunchback of Notre-Dame' tops bestseller lists after fire

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:27 PM

The monument was ravaged by fire on April 15

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS. The famed cathedral, pictured here in December 2006, is said to be a central character in Victor Hugo's novel. A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed cathedral in central Paris on April 15. File photo by Pierre Verdy/AFP

Workers questioned over Notre-Dame inferno as donations pour in

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(4th UPDATE) A host of French billionaires and companies have stepped forward with offers of cash worth around 600 million euros to remake the iconic structure

FIREFIGHTING. Firefighters secure Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire that caused its spire to crash to the ground. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

A spokesman for YouTube, which is owned by Google, says the text box feature had been disabled for live streams related to the fire

EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE. Firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Philippines 'saddened, bothered' by Notre-Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Manila Cathedral, which was destroyed by fire in the past, grieves the burning of part of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France

NOTRE-DAME FIRE. Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Some Notre-Dame treasures saved by French firefighters

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The Holy Crown of Thorns and a sacred tunic worn by 13th-century French king Louis, two irreplaceable artifacts, have been rescued

NOTRE-DAME. Firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

LOOK: Neymar visits recovering Pele in hospital

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Neymar visits Brazilian football legend Pele who was hospitalized for urinary tract infection

LEGENDS. Neymar visits Pele in the hospital hours before the 78-year-old's discharge. Photo from Neymar's Instagram

Football legend Pele to stay in Paris hospital for extra night

Apr 08, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to a hospital with a urinary tract infection

UNDER OBSERVATION. A date for Pele's discharge has not been officially announced by the hospital. File photo from Shutterstock


PSG miss chance to wrap up French title

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The defending champions could have secured the Ligue 1 crown with still 8 games to spare

KINGS OF FRANCE. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain shoot for their eighth Ligue 1 championship. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


LOOK: Mbappe fan sneaks on-pitch selfie during PSG game

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The young man manages to shake Mbappe's hands before he is escorted outside the pitch by security

BACK OF THE NET. Kylian Mbappe fires PSG to a win over Toulouse. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

WATCH: Bucks, Hornets set for Paris meeting

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Paris is set to host the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets in a regular NBA season game

FRENCH CONNECTION. Giannis Antetokounmpo (center) and the Bucks get to play in Paris for the first time against a Hornets side led by French stars Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

China's Xi meets top EU leaders to strengthen ties

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Xi Jinping stresses that 'a united and prosperous Europe fits in with our vision of a multipolar world'

XI IN EUROPE. Princess Charlene of Monaco (upper left), the wife of China's President Peng Liyuan (upper right), Prince Albert II of Monaco (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd right) leave after their meeting at the Monaco Palace on March 24, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The government deploys soldiers from its Sentinelle anti-terror force to guard public buildings