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Holes seen in the dome inside the damaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
Holes seen in the dome inside the damaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

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Gutted but valiant Notre-Dame still stands

Parisians gave thanks to see the bell towers and great stained-glass rose window of Notre-Dame still standing after firefighters laboured through the night to douse the flames that gutted one of the most potent national symbols of France.

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Indonesians vote for president, parliament

Indonesians are set to vote in the world's biggest single-day election, with polling stations opening first in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago after a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

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Julian Assange wins EU journalism award

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given an award established in honour of an assassinated journalist.

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Columbine, two other schools in lockdown

Tightened security at Columbine High School and about a dozen other Denver-area schools in the US state of Colorado is related to an FBI investigation, authorities say.

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Red Cross aid shipment lands in Venezuela

The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross has arrived in Venezuela, a representative of the organisation and a lawmaker says.

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London climate change protesters arrested

Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

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Australian Associated Press