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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy successfully launched its first operational mission today (April 11)
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze which broke out at the world-famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this evening. Pictures posted on social media showed enormous plumes of smoke billowing into the city's skyline and flames engulfing large sections of the historic building. According to French newspaper Le Monde, the fire broke out in the attic of the monument before spreading across the roof. A spokesperson for the cathedral said the blaze was first reported at 5.50pm (GMT) and the building was evacuated soon after. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to restoration works as the peak of the church is currently undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project.
The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.
Israel's attempt at a moon landing fails at the last minute when their spacecraft suffers an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.
Deadly shooting along Nipsey Hussle funeral route.
Secret Service officers rushed to secure the White House when a man set his clothes on fire just outside the gate. Jeff Pegues reports.
Edmonton police have arrested a suspect who allegedly damaged 13 vehicles Friday night on Whyte Avenue. According to police, a man was pouring gasoline on vehicle tires and lighting them on fire in the area of 104th Street and 82nd Avenue. The suspect was eventually apprehended by civilians in the Starbucks on the corner of Calgary Trail and Whyte Avenue. Police were called to the Starbucks location and took the man into custody. No one was injured in the incident. Edmonton firefighters also responded to calls in the area and were able to put out any fires. A video posted on Reddit shows the suspect setting an SUV on fire before going into a Starbucks where he is apprehended.
A giant aircraft with the world's longest wingspan has completed its first ever flight. The twin-fuselage, 500,000 pound Stratolaunch jet landed 2.5 hours after taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port.
A smartphone video captured a terrifying scene as a transgender woman is punched and kicked by multiple attackers in broad daylight surrounded by a crowd of onlookers. The assault on Muhlaysia Booker, 23, occurred after an apparently minor traffic accident outside the Royal Crest Apartments Dallas, Texas. The attackers allegedly used homophobic slurs during the assault and were 'known suspects,' according to the police. Authorities are investigating the incident to determine if it is a hate crime. Footage from the attack posted on Friday to Facebook shows a crowd of people form around the site of the accident and Booker who is wearing a pink wig and blue tank-top.At points she appears to be saying something to the gathering onlookers, but her voice can't be made out in the available footage. The video appears to flip into selfie mode, where the person recording appears to be laughing with a man in a white shirt and pants. That same individual in white later appears to charge Booker, throwing her to the ground. He then punches her repeatedly as two or three other individuals join in to kick her while she is down on the ground. Some voices can be heard screaming for the attack to stop, and eventually Booker, after having been beaten across the parking lot of the apartment complex, is aided by a group of women who get her into a car before taking her to a hospital.A family member said Booker received facial fractures and has her arm in a sling following the frightening mob assault, according to WFAA. The video of the incident posted by a Facebook user Taj Mahal has garnered over 90,000 views. It was accompanied with the caption 'THIS IS A HATE CRIME! Muhlaysia Booker Don't Worry Sis I Got The Video For Dallas Police Department This Is A Hate Crime And Everyone Who Participated Will Be Prosecuted!' Pierre Booker, Muhlaysia's father, called the person responsible for the attack a 'coward,' and told NBCDFW that his daughter has faced hatred for being a transgender woman in the past. All I tell them you know is I love them. I love them for whoever they are. And I'm not God, I'm not the judge, I'm not the jury,' Muhlaysia's grandmother added, as she hoped police view the attack as a hate crime. 'So all I pray is for these people to find it in their hearts to accept people just like God does.' Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas posted a statement to Facebook saying that he watched the video and was angered by what appeared to be 'mob violence' directed against the woman. 'I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas Police Department is fully investigating, including the possibility that this was a hate crime,' wrote Mayor Rawlings. 'Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for this kind of behavior.'
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, including three children, and injured dozens. The storm damage stretched north to Ohio. (April 15)