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Deadly earthquakes shake Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/19, 11:22 am

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Tuesday, one day after another quake killed at least 16 people. Schools and offices in San Julian in Eastern Samar province suspended activities and officials cut off power as a precaution. No deaths were immediately reported in Tuesday’s quake. Monday’s quake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon. It brought down a supermarket and damaged other buildings, including an international airport terminal. Rescue workers searched the rubble for any survivors overnight.

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‘Stored up for fire’

Culture | God gives us our appreciation for great architecture, but we are to worship the Creator not the creation
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/17/19, 02:06 pm

It occurred to everyone at some point while watching Notre Dame burn: “I wish it were yesterday again. Or 5 o’clock this morning. I wish we could go back and change the ending.” 

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Macron proposes Notre Dame restoration plan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/17/19, 12:11 pm

Following Monday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron told the country on Tuesday that he wants to rebuild the iconic structure in five years. He said restoration of the 19th-century spire, vaulting, and two-thirds of the building’s roof would be done in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The government plans to hold an international architecture competition to redesign a spire to replace the one destroyed in the blaze.

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