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Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

Italy's Prosecco hills join UNESCO World Heritage list

Rome - Italy's Prosecco hills northeast of Venice, which have been cultivated for centuries, were on Sunday added to the World Heritage list by the UN cultural organisation.

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites

Washington - Eight masterworks by US architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, were selected as World Heritage sites Sunday, a first in the field of architecture for the United States.

Australian Aboriginal site gains World Heritage recognition

Sydney - An Aboriginal settlement older than the pyramids that provides evidence that indigenous Australians developed sophisticated aquaculture thousands of years ago has been granted World Heritage status, the UN has announced.

Water system of medieval German city gets world heritage status

Berlin - The German city of Augsburg was Saturday granted World Heritage status by UNESCO for its over 800-year-old water management system boasting an aquaduct, water towers, ornate fountains, canals and hundreds of bridges.

Babylon, world wonder and jewel of Iraq's national narrative

Hilla - Babylon was once hanging gardens and opulent temples before parts were excavated and smuggled to Europe. A bastion for Saddam Hussein, then the forces overthrowing him. A centre of enlightenment, repeatedly destroyed.

UNESCO lists Iraq's Babylon as World Heritage Site 

Baghdad - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq.

UNESCO lists Iraq's Babylon as World Heritage Site 

Baghdad - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq.

Poland's glittering Christmas creches win UNESCO status

Krakow - Nativity scenes that are a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Poland's historic royal capital Krakow were granted UNESCO special status on Thursday, being added to its register of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

North, South Korea join hands to win UNESCO status for wrestling

Paris - North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts Monday as UNESCO accepted a joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised as one of the world's most treasured cultural practices.

North, South Korea win heritage status with joint wrestling bid: UNESCO

Paris - North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts Monday as UNESCO accepted their joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised as part of the world's cultural heritage.

Hand in hand, Koreas seek to end UNESCO wrestling

Andong - North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO, but they could share the honours this week when twin applications for traditional Korean wrestling come up for consideration.

Jamaica seeks world heritage status for reggae

Paris - Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN's cultural agency UNESCO announced on Tuesday.

Netanyahu says declines UNESCO invitation

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had turned down an invitation on Wednesday to a UNESCO conference on anti-Semitism during a visit to New York, over its "egregious bias" against his country.

Bolivia to build museum at bottom of 'sacred lake'

La Paz - Bolivia is to build an underwater museum in its sacred Lake Titicaca, the culture minister said.The move comes after thousands of priceless artifacts were discovered at the bottom of the abyss.

Valley of Tehuacan-Cuicatlan listed as UNESCO heritage site

Mexico - The Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley, home to the oldest water management system in North America, was added Monday as a "mixed site" to the UNESCO World Heritage list, reflecting its significance as both a natural and cultural area.

UNESCO marks Colombian national park for conservation

Manama - Colombia's massive Chiribiquete National Park has made UNESCO's World Heritage List, the United Nations body announced Sunday."Congratulations," the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization announced on Twitter.With an area of ​​2.

Pimachiowin Aki — Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ottawa - On Sunday, July 1, 2018, it was announced that Canada's Pimachiowin Aki — the land that gives life — a biosphere reserve located in the Boreal Forest that covers parts of Manitoba and Ontario, had been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Turkey's ancient temple site gets UNESCO heritage status

Ankara - A Turkish ancient temple site in southeastern Anatolia was given UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama.

Kenya's Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list

Manama - A UNESCO panel on Thursday added Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.

Tropical fish playground in Belize bounces back from threats

- Beneath the crystalline waters off the coast of Belize, colorful fish weave through the arms of the world's second largest barrier reef, an environmental treasure that UNESCO removed from its list of endangered World Heritage Sites on Tuesday.

UNESCO removes Belize reef from endangered World Heritage list

Manama - UNESCO removed the Mesoamerican coral reef in Belize from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites on Tuesday, praising the Central American country for its "visionary" steps to protect it.

Saving the underwater wonder world of Belize's reef

- Just a stone's throw off the coast of Belize, brightly colored tropical fish mingle with sharks, manta rays and sea turtles around a sprawling reef beneath the bright turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Parisians seek UNESCO heritage status for bistros, cafes

Paris - A group of Parisians has launched a campaign for UNESCO to award cultural heritage status to the French capital's bistros and cafe terraces, almost three years after terror attacks in the French capital which left 130 people dead, some of them gunned d...

Macron wants French baguette to get UNESCO heritage status

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage".

Naples pizza twirling seeks nod as UNESCO 'intangible'

Paris - Naples' art of pizza twirling is a candidate to join UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" next week along with a wealth of other cultural treasures such as Saudi Arabian wall painting and Bangladeshi cane weaving.

New UNESCO chief brushes off US pullout

Paris - UNESCO's new chief on Monday brushed aside the United States' decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organisation had survived long periods without Washington before.

UNESCO's new head vows to restore 'unity' to troubled agency

Paris - UNESCO's new director general, French former culture minister Audrey Azoulay, says her top priority will be to calm the waters for a body riven by dissensions and under fire for dragging its feet on much needed reforms.

French ex-culture minister confirmed as new UNESCO head

Paris - UNESCO member states on Friday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of France's former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the embattled cultural agency.
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