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UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul

Photo:Al Nuree Mosque and its Al Hadba Minaret in Mosul, Iraq.

22 June 2017
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today depl...

'We must respond,' declares UNESCO chief, launching #Unite4Heritage campaign in Baghdad

28 March 2015 – Taking an innovative step to support Iraqi youth and to mobilize young people worldwide for the protection of cultural heritage, Ir...

A glimpse of little Tibet in southern India

BYLAKUPPE, India  Fri Jan 2, 2015 12:28am EST

It's a scene not set in Tibet, but in a southern Indian town about 2,500 km (1,550 miles) from...

Reframing disaster - revisiting global disasters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster in India, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th anniversary of the...

The International Forum on the Awakening of Conscience VI In Response to Universal Children’s Day

Starting in 1954, Nov. 20 has been celebrated as Universal Children’s Day to promote international togetherness and awareness among children.  

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‘Merchants of Doubt’ shows how public opinion is manipulated

Don’t underestimate Robert Kenner’s “Merchants of Doubt.” It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned, as so many are, with t...

Shanghai Theatre Academy opens doors to UK researchers

Last week the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Theatre Academy (ST...

From Monet to Picasso, L.A. museum gets major gift from mogul

(Reuters) - In a town famously built on self-promotion, Hollywood mogul Jerry Perenchio preferred to stay out of the spotlight, which he says "fade...

Project brings England's historic statues to life

An innovative project has seen statues across the country ‘come alive’ and ‘speak’ to passers-by.
 
Sherlock Holmes, Isaac Newton, Pete...

Filled with artifacts, ancient Mexican tunnel may lead to royal tombs

 A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of ritual objects and may lead to royal tombs, the...

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