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Notre Dame rector: Fragile cathedral might not be saved

Notre Dame rector: Fragile cathedral might not be savedThe rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a “50% chance” the structure might not be saved, because scaffolding installed before this year's fire is threatening the vaults of the Gothic monument. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said restoration work isn't likely to begin until 2021 — and described his “heartache” that Notre Dame couldn't hold Christmas services this year, for the first time since the French Revolution.



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'We don't know if it's enough': $1 billion may not cover Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilding costs after fire

'We don't know if it's enough': $  1 billion may not cover Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilding costs after fireAn international surge in donations may not yet cover the rebuilding costs of Paris' beloved Notre Dame Cathedral, officials say.



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Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre DamePARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others looked on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral Saturday, regretting that they couldn't get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend because of the damage caused by a violent fire.



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Views of the Notre Dame Cathedral before, after, and during blaze

Views of the Notre Dame Cathedral before, after, and during blazeThe beloved landmark has been declared saved after suffering extensive damage



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Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame CathedralAir France-KLM is donating travel to assist with the reconstruction of Notre Dame.



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How Did Notre Dame Come to Be So Neglected?

How Did Notre Dame Come to Be So Neglected?With Notre Dame still smoldering, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild the great cathedral and called for donors. France’s luxury industry led the way, with Bernard Arnault, the billionaire founder of the LVMH fashion conglomerate, promising 200 million euros ($ 226 million) and Francois Pinault of rival fashion group Kering 100 million euros. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo offered money from city coffers and promised to organize an international donor conference.



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Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame firePARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.



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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leavePARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.



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Trump calls Pope Francis to offer condolences for Notre Dame fire, offers 'our great experts'

Trump calls Pope Francis to offer condolences for Notre Dame fire, offers 'our great experts'President Donald Trump called Pope Francis on Wednesday to offer his condolences for the Notre Dame fire.



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Notre Dame attacker a self-radicalised novice: prosecutor

Notre Dame attacker a self-radicalised novice: prosecutorAn Algerian man who attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral was a loner with a deep interest in Islamic State jihadist propaganda, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. Farid Ikken, a 40-year-old doctorate student, was shot and wounded by another policeman during Tuesday’s attack in which he shouted: “This is for Syria”. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Ikken was an educated man who under questioning told investigators he had radicalised himself over a period of 10 months.



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