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Notre-Dame fire: rain threatens France's damaged cathedral

Architects fear that heavy rainfall - forecast for the French capital on Wednesday - could result in further collapse of the 800-year-old cathedral.

Moves for temporary 'wooden cathedral' in front of Notre-Dame

The rector of Notre-Dame, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, has said that a wooden structure to receive worshippers should be erected in front of the fire-damaged 850-year-old cathedral while it is repaired, which is expected to take at least five years.

Hundreds of million of euros pledged for rebuild of Notre-Dame

As the vast and costly project to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral after the huge damage caused by fire on Monday, individuals have begun donating to a public fund for the reconstruction, while several corporations have pledged contributions totalling of several hundred million euros. 

What the Notre-Dame fire reveals about the soul of France

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which was devastated by fire on Monday evening, occupies a very special place in France because of its combination of the secular, the sacred and the profane, and its symbolic representation of the country as a whole.

Fire destroys large parts of Notre-Dame cathedral

A fire that erupted early Monday evening in the upper sections of the 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was still buring late into the night after destroying the world-renowned building's  roof and famous spire, although more significant damage is feared to both its structure and historic artefacts.

Italian freighter sunk in fire off France carried 'dangerous materials'

An Italian-owned cargo ship carrying thousands of vehicles from Germany to Morocco when it caught fire and sank about 260 kilometres off France's Atlantic Coast on Tuesday, was also transporting 45 containers of "dangerous materials", French regional maritime authorities have confirmed.

Ten dead and many injured in Paris apartment block fire

One person has been arrested after the blaze in the 16th arrondissement, near the Parc des Princes football stadium in south-west of capital.

At least two dead, 22 injured, in fire at French ski resort Courchevel

A fire which swept rapidly through a building housing seasonal workers at the French Alpine ski resort of Courchevel on Sunday morning left at least two people dead and another 22 injured.

Seven critical after residential block fire in Paris suburb

Seven people, including five children, were reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries, and 15 others, including ten police officers, also received medical attention after a fire broke out in a three-storey building in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers, just one month after a mother and her three children died in a blaze in another residential building in the same district.

Family dispute suspected after five found dead in SW France flat

Two couples and a child were found dead in an apartment in the town of Pau, south-west France, after neighbours reported smoke coming from inside it and seeing blood on a window.

Motorbike burns out in front of Jordanian military mission in Paris

An investigation is underway to establish whether a motorbike that was destroyed by flames which spread to a diplomatic behicle in front of the Jordanian military mission in Paris early Wednesday was set on fire deliberately.

France plans new cladding law after London tower block disaster

Top fire regulations official says following Grenfell fire  no building over 28 metres in France will be allowed to be clad in flammable material.

Suspected arson attack on Front National offices in central Paris

A fire at the entrance to the presidential election campaign offices of the far-right party's leader and candidate Marine Le Pen close to the Elysée Palace caused minor damage in what police said was a suspected arson attack. 

Fire destroys Grand-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk

At least ten people were reported injured among the camp's more than 1,000 residents when the blaze, which broke out following fighting between Afghans and Kurds, levelled its closely packed wooden huts.

France carnival explosion injures up to 18

A mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt when a bonfire exploded at Villepinte, near Paris.