Senior fire officers in Paris say the blaze that’s devastated Notre-Dame is now under control. The spire and roof of the medieval cathedral, one of the world’s great religious landmarks, have been gutted. But the main structure, including the two towers, has been saved. A fireman has been badly injured.

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damages badly

• War ravages every nation that takes part in it.
• People looking to avoid the ravages of time spend a fortune on make-up.

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