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Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:49 PM

France's culture ministry says that in the aftermath of the fire all work on the cathedral have been aimed at avoiding its collapse, and have not yet involved any kind of restoration

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

Notre-Dame cathedral site, nearby schools shut over lead fears

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:08 PM

The top government official in the Paris region orders work on the gutted monument to stop, saying that anti-contamination measures are not tight enough and 'not being sufficiently applied'

Flames are doused through the scaffolding erected on the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral after a fire broke out 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 STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

Pamela Anderson fury as Notre-Dame gets funds for children in need

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'Surely the children suffering in Marseille could have used the 100,000 euros more than the church that has already received over a billion in donations by billionaires,' the former 'Baywatch' actress tweets

US-Canadian actress Pamela Anderson gives a press conference during the 'Elevate' Festival on February 27, 2019 in Graz, Austria. (Photo by ERWIN SCHERIAU / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

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

[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)

All Notre-Dame paintings to be removed as officials head inside

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The artworks are expected to be transported to the Louvre museum

RESTORATION BEGINS. 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

'Assassin's Creed' game set in Notre-Dame offered free for a week

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:08 PM

'We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame,' says 'Assassin's Creed' game maker Ubisoft

FREE FOR A WEEK. The Assassin's Creed Unity game is set in Paris and uses the Notre-Dame Cathedral as one of its main game backdrops. Photo from Assassin's Creed Facebook page

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)

[OPINYON] Kung aaraw-arawin ang pagluluksa

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Nang masunog ang Notre-Dame Cathedral sa Paris, France, hindi ko lubos-akalain na ganito kalalim ang pagkaantig ng mga Pilipino sa imahen ng isang simbahang nasusunog

Scammers preying on Notre-Dame donors, France warns

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The French Heritage Foundation says it issues no appeals by phone, mail or email for donations

NOTRE-DAME 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

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'

Notre-Dame in the arts: from gothic novels to 'Assassin's Creed'

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The famous French cathedral has appeared in movies, plays, and even a video game

The Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims is lighten on April 16, 2019 with a message reading in French "Reims watches over Notre-Dame" a day after the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP)

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

Notre-Dame, soul of the French nation

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:32 AM

The iconic cathedral is deeply enmeshed in Paris's history since construction began at the end of the 12th century and lasted more than two centuries to 1345

NOTRE-DAME. This file photo taken on July 14, 2017, shows an aerial view of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/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

Notre-Dame fire under control, Macron vows to rebuild

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:10 AM

(3rd UPDATE) French President Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild the cathedral, described as the soul of the nation and expressed relief that 'the worst had been avoided' in a blaze that had at one point threatened the entire edifice

CATHEDRAL FIRE. Bystanders look on as flames and smoke billow from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. Photo by Fouad Maghrane/AFP

Disney rings in live-action 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' remake

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

We can't wait to see Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and Frollo come alive on the big screen!

VIRAL: Story behind working student’s broom graduation photo

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Dahn Saliendra, a graduating student from Notre Dame of Marbel University, talks about his inspiring Facebook post

WORKING STUDENT. Balancing work and studies is not a piece of cake but Dahn proved it is possible to do so. Photo from Dahn Saliendra's Facebook

French police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame in Paris

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED The suspect claims to be a soldier of the caliphate of the Islamic State group according to a source close to the investigation

SECURITY INCIDENT. French police officials gather at the entrance to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on June 6, 2017. Bertrand Guay/AFP

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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University students walk out of Pence speech

May 22, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The members of the graduating class – dressed in cap and gowns together with some two thousand classmates – stood up and quietly left the school s football stadium when Pence began delivering his speech videos posted online show

PENCE COMMENCEMENT WALKOUT. US Vice-President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 20, 2017. File photo by Virginia Mayo/AFP

Woman held after 'foiled' Paris attack was ISIS follower

Sep 09, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED France is on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks including last November s coordinated bloodshed in which Islamic State extremists killed 130 people

ARRESTED. French police investigating the discovery a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris, on Thursday arrested three female suspects said to have been planning new acts of violence, shooting one of them in the process. Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

Terror link over gas cylinders found in Paris car

Sep 07, 2016 - 7:39 PM

UPDATED French police are holding a couple with links to radical Islam after gas cylinders are found in a car near Paris s Notre Dame cathedral

NOTRE DAME. This picture taken on September 3, 2016 shows the Notre Dame Cathedral at sunset in Paris. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

PH vs China: Which countries support Beijing?

Jul 09, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Most of China’s 10 public supporters come from Africa a continent to which China has pledged billions of dollars in aid

GLOBAL ISSUE. The disputed South China Sea (C), parts of which the Philippines claims as the West Philippine Sea, is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

2 students hurt in Cotabato blast

Nov 20, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The students are from the Notre Dame RVM College of Cotabato Authorities have yet to identify the perpetrators and their motive

Stephen Schwartz: Championing the outsider, getting in character

Feb 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz says musical theater has a unique way of framing the human experience and making it indelible in your mind and memory

ICONIC. Despite his success, the composer of work like 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' and 'Pippin' insists that theater is a tough business

Far-right writer kills self in Paris' Notre Dame

May 22, 2013 - 1:44 PM

A far right writer activist shot himself dead infront of the altar of Paris s Notre Dame Cathedral leaving statements denouncing gay marriage immigration

DEATH AT THE NOTRE DAME. French policemen stand at attention near a vehicle of French firefighters outside Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, on May 21, 2013, following the evacuation of the cathedral after a man shot himself dead in front of the altar. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE VERDY

Captivated by hoax, US learns about 'catfishing'

Jan 21, 2013 - 10:08 PM

A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman s fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as catfishing and raised fresh concerns about news media fact checking

Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NFL prospect Te'o 'embarrassed' by girlfriend hoax

Jan 17, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Manti Te o a star linebacker at Notre Dame University who will be a top prospect in this year s NFL draft says he s embarrassed that he fell for a fabricated girlfriend

Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Notre Dame with 13.6 mn visitors tops Eiffel Tower

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:35 AM

Tourists who flocked to the most romantic city made the cathedral their top choice among spots to visit

THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, also known as Notre Dame de Paris (French for 'Our Lady of Paris'). Screen grab from YouTube (pleasetakemeto.com)