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Notre-Dame fire under control, Macron vows to rebuild

Firefighters battled into the night to control the flames, declaring it was partially extinguished but completely under control

‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine.

Macron calls for order after ‘yellow vest’ attack on police

A total of 38 600 people took part in a sixth round of nationwide protests on Saturday, according to the interior ministry

Macron reshuffles government, names new interior minister

Macron hopes the reshaped government will signal a fresh start after a torrid few months

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party

​The country's Parliament will vote on a tough a immigration Bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party

Deposed leader Ben Ali’s trial begins in Tunisia

The trial in absentia of former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, deposed in the first Arab Spring uprising, has begun in Tunisia.

Speedy justice in World Cup courts

Doping is banned at the Soccer World Cup but the South African justice system is on steroids, with its special courts acting swiftly against crime.

The A-Z of South Africanisms

One of the Mexican forwards stumbles during a tackle. "Sorry, man" the Bafana defender says. "Aha," the Mexican thinks. "An admission of guilt!"

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