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Fire ravages soaring Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris left aghast

President Emmanuel Macron asked French citizens on Tuesday night to come together in the aftermath of the calamitous fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and to move beyond the divisions that have wrenched the country during months of violent…

Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks.MPs voted by 303 to 258 - a majority of 45 - against a motion endorsing the government's negotiating strategy.Read…

Man pleads not guilty to raping incapacitated patient

A nurse has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping an incapacitated woman who unexpectedly gave birth at a clinic where she was in his care.Nathan Sutherland, 36, is accused of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult.Read…

Polar vortex claims eight lives as US cold snap continues

At least eight people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.An Iowa student found dead outside a college building is among the victims.Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47075143

Canadian tourist rape: Paris police jailed for seven years

Two police officers have been found guilty of raping a Canadian woman at a renowned Paris police headquarters in 2014.They were both jailed for seven years by a Paris court, three years after the case was thrown out in another trial.…

US to shiver in ‘once-in-a-generation’ polar vortex

The US will shiver this week in a once-in-a-generation deep freeze, forecasters warn.The most extreme arctic blasts, caused by a spinning pool of cold air known as the polar vortex, could bring temperatures as low as -53C.Read more:…

Brexit: MPs back May’s bid to change deal

MPs have backed seeking "alternative arrangements" to replace the Irish backstop in Theresa May's Brexit plan.The proposal - put forward by Tory MP Sir Graham Brady - had the support of the government and won by 16 votes.Read more:…

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok's main airport is flying to Canada after being granted asylum status.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok, but was initially told to…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut.The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old…

Trump stands by claim that Mexico will pay for wall

US President Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico will still pay for the border wall, claiming he never meant it would make a one-time payment."Obviously I never meant Mexico would write a cheque," Mr Trump said before travelling to…

US shutdown: Border politicians oppose Trump’s wall

Politicians in Washington have had a lot to say about the merits or otherwise of a border wall thousands of miles away. But why are so many lawmakers based there against it?There are nine members of the House of Representatives whose…

Gatwick runway reopens after drone chaos

Gatwick's runway has reopened after drones caused the airport to shut down for more than a day.The airport, the UK's second busiest, said 837 flights were scheduled but there were delays and cancellations.READ MORE:…