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Notre Dame in Paris catches fire
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Notre Dame in Paris catches fire

The roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France caught fire on Monday. The spire and at least part of the roof, and at least part of the wooden frame, collapsed. According to officials, the two bell towers were saved.

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540 million private Facebook records found on public Internet
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540 million private Facebook records found on public Internet

According to a report by UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, two databases containing user data from Facebook were found on Amazon.com web servers accessible to the public on the internet.

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California court sentences parents who kept their children in captivity
California court sentences parents who kept their children in captivity

On Friday in California's Riverside County criminal court, Judge Bernard Schwartz sentenced David and Louise Turpin to life in prison for torturing all but the youngest of their thirteen children.

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New studies may bring slug-made glues closer to use in medicine
New studies may bring slug-made glues closer to use in medicine

In two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Orlando, Florida in the United States, scientists have disclosed new steps toward using natural adhesives made by the dusky Arion slug (Arion subfuscus) in medical applications such as in closing skin wounds and reducing scarring.

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Turkey's President Erdogan proposes converting Hagia Sophia Museum to mosque
Turkey's President Erdogan proposes converting Hagia Sophia Museum to mosque

As a part of his pre-election campaign, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged converting Hagia Sophia, formerly a Greek Orthodox church and now a museum, to a mosque, following the election; despite criticism by the Greek foreign minister and UNESCO who questioned his authority to make the change.

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