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History underwater — The threat of rising sea levels

Newport - The growing threats from climate change are becoming more visible to us as we weather stronger storms and droughts. But rising sea levels are also starting to threaten our coastlines, and we can already see the damage that will come.

Belgium seeks to have potato fries declared cultural heritage

Who would have thought that potato fries could unite an entire country? Well, that seems to be the case in Belgium where there is currently a movement to have Belgian potato fries officially recognized as cultural heritage.

World's first Yak museum opened in Lhasa, Tibet

On a high plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China, you will find the homeland of the Tibetan people. The Tibetan plateau is also home to a bovine-like animal called the Yak. The Yak has always played an important role in Tibetan culture.

'Chinchineros' — Part of Chile’s intangible cultural heritage

Santiago - A true celebration of popular musical heritage was held on September 3 when 15 family groups performing traditional Chilean instruments exhibited their century-old skills in the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre (GAM) in Santiago de Chile.

Thousands flock to Baguio City to witness Panagbenga Festival

Baguio - Thousands of visitors from different parts of the Philippines and other countries enjoyed a cool Saturday morning in the mountain resort city of Baguio for its annual Panagbenga Flower Festival held last weekend.

Hot chocolate enshrined as cultural heritage in Guatemala

Who doesn't love a good cup of steaming hot chocolate? The frothy, creamy drink is a great comfort food, and is loved all around the world. Guatemala loves its cocoa so much, it has just designated the drink as part of its cultural heritage.
 

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