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‘Flying’ river taxi to be launched in Paris. Interested to go for a ride?

A journey from the Eiffel Tower in the west to Notre-Dame cathedral in the bubble takes just minutes, as the craft zips past the traffic snarled along the banks of the river.
The image shows an hydrofoil boat SeaBubble on the Seine river in Paris.(AP File photo)
The image shows an hydrofoil boat SeaBubble on the Seine river in Paris.(AP File photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

This picture of a man, child in front of Notre-Dame is viral. Here’s why

“Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this,” US tourist Brooke Windsor tweeted.
Tourist Brooke Windsor, 23, says she took the picture about an hour before the blaze ripped through the Paris landmark’s main stone structure.(Twitter/@brookeawindsor)
Tourist Brooke Windsor, 23, says she took the picture about an hour before the blaze ripped through the Paris landmark’s main stone structure.(Twitter/@brookeawindsor)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 05:55 PM IST
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London/Paris | By Press Trust of India

‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral

Macron expressed relief that “the worst had been avoided” in a blaze that had at one point threatened the entire edifice, and left France in shock over the damage to a building described as the soul of the nation.
‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre-Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral(AFP)
‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre-Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral(AFP)
Updated on May 01, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

French billionaire Pinault pledges 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre-Dame

In a statement sent to AFP the CEO of the Kering group, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent fashion houses, said the money towards “the effort necessary to completely rebuild Notre-Dame” would be paid by the Pinault family’s investment firm Artemis.
French billionaire Pinault pledges 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre-Dame
French billionaire Pinault pledges 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre-Dame
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

YouTube flags Notre-Dame fire as 9/11 conspiracy, says system made ‘wrong call’

Soon after a fire engulfed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, news outlets began streaming live broadcasts on YouTube.
On Monday, YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video.(AFP file photo)
On Monday, YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video.(AFP file photo)
Updated on May 01, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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YouTube flags Notre Dame fire as 9/11 conspiracy, says system made ‘Wrong Call’

YouTube has been battered with criticism of the videos it surfaces and recommends around breaking news topics. The company has said it shows “tens of millions” of the text panels below videos each week.
On Monday, YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video.(AP)
On Monday, YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video.(AP)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Mark Bergen

Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Highlights: Some priceless artifacts saved by French firefighters

Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, one of France’s most visited places.Flames burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and quickly engulfed the spire, which collapsed. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. “Everything is collapsing,” a police officer near the scene said as the entire roof of the cathedral continued to burn.  

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Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.(REUTERS)
Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Notre-Dame’s main structure ‘saved and preserved’ after fire: Official

A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said.
Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)
Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 03:25 AM IST
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