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47 mn Indian youth drop out by 10th standard

Uttar Pradesh leads the ranking with 1.6 million out-of-school children, followed by Bihar and Rajasthan.

Ah, it's a World Heritage site! Check out which Indian places made it to the list

Ah, it's a World Heritage site! Check out which Indian places made it to the list

The World Heritage Committee on Sunday evening agreed to put 12 new sites on the World Heritage List before ending its 40th session in Turkey's Istanbul city.

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country`s new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Ten of the 12 candidates vying to be the next UN Secretary-General took part in live televised debates on Tuesday.

Cambodia says visitors to Angkor temples must dress properly

Visitors who dress immodestly will not be allowed to enter Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex, the agency that oversees the site said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra to seek UNESCO world heritage tag for Raigad Fort

Maharashtra to seek UNESCO world heritage tag for Raigad Fort

The Maharashtra government will make efforts to secure a place for the imposing Raigad Fort, the erstwhile capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhonsle, in the UNESCO world heritage list, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Monday.

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

President Bashar al-Assad's troops retook Palmyra with support from Russian air strikes on March 27.

Russian maestro to hold concert in Palmyra`s theatre

Russian maestro Valery Gergiev on Thursday will conduct his orchestra in the ancient theatre of Syria`s ravaged Palmyra, only weeks after it was recaptured from the Islamic State`s grip.

UNESCO chief seeks to calm anger over Jerusalem holy site

The UN cultural body on Monday sought to calm anger over a resolution on a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site which saw Israel accuse it of seeking to "rewrite history".

France picks gay diplomat for UNESCO role after Vatican 'snub'

France on Wednesday abandoned its attempts to name a gay man as ambassador to the Holy See in the face of opposition from the Vatican, making him its representative to UNESCO instead.

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Mining, oil exploration, illegal logging and other industries threaten almost half the natural World Heritage Sites the UN seeks to preserve for future generations, conservation group WWF said Wednesday.

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Stud reveals Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section.

Experts rush to ancient Palmyra after regime ousts Islamic State

 Archaeologists were rushing to the ancient city of Palmyra on Monday to assess the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group, after it was ousted by the Syrian army in a bloody battle.

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra: State TV

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra: State TV

Syria`s armed forces on Saturday expanded their control north of the historic city of Palmyra, state television reported, capturing a nearby town from Islamic State group jihadists. 

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

A wave of Russian air strikes killed at least 39 civilians on Saturday in Raqa, the main stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, a monitoring group said.

Syria strikes on jihadist bastions spike during truce: Monitor

Syria strikes on jihadist bastions spike during truce: Monitor

Since a ceasefire came into force in Syria, the army and its Russian ally have refocused their air power on targeting jihadist factions, a monitoring group said Monday.

National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

To commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, India today celebrates National Mathematics Day.