War ravages Syria heritage sites

Nearly 300 sites of incalculable value for Syria and human history have been destroyed, damaged or looted in almost four years of war, the UN said yesterday, citing "alarming" satellite evidence.

Nearly 300 heritage sites hit by Syria war: UN

Nearly 300 cultural heritage sites have been destroyed, damaged and looted in Syria since its conflict broke out in 2011, the UN said today in a report citing satellite evidence.

Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast, no injuries

Islamist gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials said, nearly a month after Shebab militants executed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the country.

India to host special event in Paris to mark WW I centenary today

India will on Thursday organise a special event to commemorate the centenary of World War I at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

India to host special event in Paris to mark WW I centenary

India will organise a special event tomorrow to commemorate the centenary of World War I at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Unesco wants protected cultural zones in Syria, Iraq

 Unesco chief Irina Bokova Thursday called for creation of protected cultural zones around heritage sites in conflict-hit Syria and Iraq.

UNESCO calls for 'protected cultural zones' in Syria, Iraq

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova has called for the creation of "protected cultural zones" to save heritage sites in conflict-torn Iraq and Syria that were at risk of "cultural cleansing".

Separate training for teachers to educate differentially-abled kids: Irani

A separate academy would be set up to train teachers to impart education to differentially-abled children and address their challenges, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said.

India, UNESCO ink letter of intent to cooperate in reducing disaster risks

India and the UNSECO signed a letter of intent for better cooperation in the field of reducing disaster risks and capacity-building In Earth Sciences.

UNESCO supports Iraq against destruction of cultural heritage

Baghdad: UNESCO chief Irina Bokova Sunday voiced support for the Iraqi government against "barbaric" destruction of the Iraqi cultural heritage, as the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) destroyed several ancient sites in the country.

UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova today slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage, as jihadists from the Islamic State group destroy age-old sites in areas they control.

Google Doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl
Google Doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Today Google pays tribute to legendary Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer,Thor Heyerdahl on his 100th birth anniversary through an interactive doodle.

Tanzania records zero poaching in largest game reserve
Tanzania records zero poaching in largest game reserve

After years of incessant elephant poaching, Tanzanian authorities said that there had been no poaching in the Selous Game Reserve for the past three months.

Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system
Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system

A UN-backed simulation exercise involving 24 countries, including India, will take place next week to test a disaster warning system established after the strongest tsunami in living memory hit the Indian Ocean region in 2004.

PM Narendra Modi visits ancient Buddhist temples in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ancient Toji temple during the second day of his Japan tour on Sunday.

PM Narendra Modi to hold summit talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Monday
PM Narendra Modi to hold summit talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto.

PM Narendra Modi visits ancient Buddhist temples, meets Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa
PM Narendra Modi visits ancient Buddhist temples, meets Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ancient Toji temple during the second day of his Japan tour on Sunday.

Top international cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Race

Top international cyclists will participate in South Asia`s Biggest 10th Hero MTB Himalaya (cycling) Race starting from here on September 27.

Sandstorms uncover new Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru

High winds and sandstorms have uncovered previously undiscovered Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru.

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.