Notre-Dame fire: Millions pledged to rebuild cathedral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA look inside fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral. The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building’s roof and caused its spire […]

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EU gives ‘high-level’ protection to whistleblowers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation would mark the first time whistleblowers have been given EU-wide protection Whistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. The new law, approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday, shields whistleblowers from retaliation. It also creates “safe […]

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Swedish Social Democrats’ Twitter account hacked

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Hackers also added the Bitcoin symbol to the political party’s logo Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party is investigating after its official Twitter account suffered a hacking attack overnight. Social media users were alerted to the hack by a stream of unusual activity, including anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric. One post also […]

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages

Image copyright PA Social networks Facebook and Instagram, as well as messaging service WhatsApp, were unavailable on Sunday for more than three hours, users said. The website Down Detector reported that thousands of people globally had complained about the Facebook-owned trio being down from 11.30 BST onwards. Facebook users were presented with the message: “Something […]

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World War Two bomb detonated in Germany

Image copyright @MartinMarinov1/Twitter Image caption The 250kg (550lb) device was detonated underwater early on Sunday A World War Two-era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt, causing water to spurt high into the air, German media report. Some 600 people were evacuated from parts of the city as bomb disposal experts got […]

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Finland election: Leftist party tipped to win vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Social Democratic party’s Antti Rinne could be next prime minister Finland is tipped to turn left in Sunday’s election, with the Social Democrats leading in polls. Should they be successful, the country will have its first left-wing leader in 20 years. But with several parties, including the right-wing Finns, […]

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