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Lone bell chime marks Notre-Dame fire anniversary

Lone bell chime marks Notre-Dame fire anniversary

A lone bell rang out from what remains of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Wednesday, in the sole commemoration to mark a year since a massive blaze nearly destroyed one of the world's most revered monuments. Reconstruction of the mediaeval cathedral has

Swedish coronavirus model under fire as deaths rise

Swedish coronavirus model under fire as deaths rise

Sweden's softer approach to containing the new coronavirus was already an outlier in Europe and is coming under even more scrutiny as death rates leap ahead of its Nordic neighbours. As of Wednesday, a total of 1,203 people had died from nearly 12,000 confirm

Sleep at last for Varanasi's keepers of cremation fires

Sleep at last for Varanasi's keepers of cremation fires

The stench of smouldering funeral pyres usually hangs heavy by the Ganges river in Varanasi, the mystical Indian city where Hindus believe being cremated will free them from the cycle of rebirth.But because of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the 200 to 300

N. Korea fires suspected missiles day before key anniversary

N. Korea fires suspected missiles day before key anniversary

North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles towards the sea on Tuesday, the South's military said, in what analysts saw as a demonstration by Pyongyang of the breadth of its arsenal.The "multiple projectiles" fired from Munchon in the east of the co