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Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 04:20

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.

Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:19

Unesco said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard Iraq`s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

UNESCO to examine Delhi`s bid for World Heritage City in Sept

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:57

A team from UNESCO will be visiting the national capital sometime during September to examine the city`s heritage sites, which are part of a dossier sent by India to the world body in pursuance of Delhi`s bid for a World Heritage tag.

Global number of children out of school still at 58 mn: UNESCO

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 06:52

Global number of out-of-school children aged 6-11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007, new UNESCO data show. But some countries buck the trend and show that rapid progress is possible.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:29

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

PM Modi hails recognition of Gujarat`s stepwell as world heritage

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 21:37

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the decision of UNESCO to recognise an 11th century stepwell in his home state Gujarat, as a World Heritage Site, and said it was a matter of great pride.

Guj stepwell, Himalayan park set to get UNESCO Heritage tag

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:24

An ancient stepwell in Gujarat and the picturesque Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh are set to find a place in UNESCO`s World Heritage sites.

UNESCO lists Tanzanian reserve among endangered heritage sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:38

UN cultural body UNESCO on Wednesday put the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania on the list of endangered World Heritage sites because of widespread poaching.

Australia says Barrier Reef water quality on the mend

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:14

Australia today said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef will avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed pollutants entering the water had been significantly reduced.

Japan tells China to stop `comfort women` heritage bid

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:21

Japan lashed out at China on Wednesday for politicising a UN agency with a bid to register papers on its wartime sexual slavery and the Nanjing massacre in a global document trove.

Taj Mahal to undergo mud pack beauty treatment to counter effects of pollution

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 07:00

Taj Mahal, India`s pride and the symbol of everlasting love is losing its radiance and is constantly marred by pollution.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:40

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.