Notre Dame sculptures showcased in Turin

Notre Dame sculptures showcased in Turin

Four Notre Dame cathedral sculptures that survived the French Revolution of the 1790s, were showcased at Turin's Palazzo Madama palace. The statues, which were displayed in collaboration with the Cluny museum in Paris, would have been damaged in t...
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Former Peruvian president commits suicide amid Odebrecht scandal

Former Peruvian president commits suicide amid Odebrecht scandal

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head when police arrived to his home in Lima to arrest him in connection with the ongoing 'Odebrecht' investigation. He was rushed to hospital but died a few hours later. He was to be the t...
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg met Pope Francis in Vatican City as as she continues to make waves across the world with her climate change campaign. Thunberg, whose speech went viral at the World Economic Forum, has been attending...
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Russian worshipers visit ancient Orthodox monastery in Maaloula, Syria, before Easter

Russian worshipers visit ancient Orthodox monastery in Maaloula, Syria, before Easter

After years of conflict Syria's Russian community visited the ancient Orthodox Monastery of Saint Thecla in Maaloula before Easter. Maaloula is known as one of the last three settlements in the world where Jesus Christ language - Aramaic is still ...
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Clashes in Ecuador erupt as pro-Assange protesters rally in Quito

Clashes in Ecuador erupt as pro-Assange protesters rally in Quito

Clashes erupted between protesters supporting WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange in Quito. Hundreds of protesters slammed Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno for ending Assange’s 7-year asylum status, and criticised him over allegations of corruption ...
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Drone footage shows damage to roof of Notre Dame

Drone footage shows damage to roof of Notre Dame

Drone footage captured the visible damage done to the roof of Notre Dame, after the world-famous cathedral went up in flames. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, although there are indications that it may be linked to restoration work that wa...
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Condoms aim to convey consent clearly by needing four hands to open

Condoms aim to convey consent clearly by needing four hands to open

A company in Argentina released a new product that seeks to clear up issues surrounding sexual consent with their new "consent pack”. The company, Tulipan, said it is the first prophylactic marketed as needing "four hands" to open, and it aims to ...
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Dad plans 21,000km drive in WOODEN car to keep promise to daughter

Dad plans 21,000km drive in WOODEN car to keep promise to daughter

A Dominican carpenter who built a wooden Volkswagen Beetle after promising it to his daughter for her 15th birthday is driving it from Lima to New York. Bienvenido Ortega created the wooden car to fulfil his promise to his daughter, now 20, befor...
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Flames engulf Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Flames engulf Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Flames have engulfed Paris's world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral. The spire and part of the roof has collapsed, after the fire rapidly spread though the building. It took 400 firefighters four hours to bring the blaze under control. The cause of t...
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When dogs fly! - Corgis join owners PARAGLIDING near Shanghai

When dogs fly! - Corgis join owners PARAGLIDING near Shanghai

Corgi Shanghai has been operating since 2013 and lets owners bring their beloved corgis to see the world from a bird’s eye view in Wuxi, close to Shanghai. Ponpon, organiser of Corgi Shanghai, explained how the unique experience can bring owner an...
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Archaeologists unveil 4,400-year-old tomb

Archaeologists unveil 4,400-year-old tomb

Egypt unveiled a 4,400-year-old tomb. The site was discovered in early April in the Saqqara burial site in the Giza Governorate. The tomb belonged to a Fifth Dynasty nobleman named Khuwy and consisted of chambers and sub- chambers decorated in co...
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Welcome to the 'world's hottest pepper' eating contest

Welcome to the 'world's hottest pepper' eating contest

The plucky and the unlucky tried to wolf down as many Carolina Reaper peppers - the spiciest in the world - as they could in a minute at a food-eating contest in New York. Wayne Algenio was declared the eventual winner, after managing to eat 96 gr...
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