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April 15, 2019

Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral on fire

FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, one of the city's most iconic sights. The fire began at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday, the Paris fire department said. Images on social media show smoke and flames shooting from the top of Notre Dame. The fire may be connected to the recent restoration of the church, officials said. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
April 15, 2019

Oil rig workers rescue dog 137 miles off coast of Thailand

Kerrick/iStock(BANGKOK) -- Oil rig workers have rescued a dog found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand some 137 miles offshore. The workers spotted the pup paddling near the rig Friday afternoon before it swam toward the platform and clung to a pole, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd., told ABC News. They used a rope to pull the shivering dog to safety, Payalaw said, adding that the rescue mission took about 15 minutes. Photos Payalaw posted t..
April 15, 2019

President of Ecuador accuses Julian Assange of using embassy as a ‘center for spying’ as new footage emerges of his life inside

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The president of Ecuador has claimed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used the London embassy that was his home for seven years as a “center for spying,” as new footage emerged of the controversial whistleblower’s life inside the embassy. President Lenin Moreno, in an interview with The Guardian, also said that Assange’s activity inside the embassy violated the terms of his asylum conditions. Assange was arrested last Thursday. “Any attempt to destabilize..
April 13, 2019

8 US servicemen killed during World War II honored in Italy on 75th anniversary

Phoebe Natanson/ABC News(ROME) -- Seventy-five years after eight U.S. servicemen were summarily shot at a hermitage on the top of a mount overlooking the Italian village of Montebuono during World War II, local Italian and foreign residents came together to honor them. The village organized more than 20 four-wheel drive vehicles to take roughly 80 participants, including local dignitaries and NATO representatives from the U.S., U.K. and Canada, to the commemorative ceremony on Saturday. The eve..