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Ancient Pompeii wall collapses, making the third this week

A wall collapsed in the ancient Roman city Pompeii, making this the third collapse of the ancient Roman city in the past three days.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 1 comment

Inside Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park

Located in the badlands of Alberta, Canada is a place of such stellar beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes, it takes your breath away. Dinosaur Provincial Park is not only a place great creatures roamed 75 million years ago, it's also their graveyard.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Typhoon Haiyan's death toll in Philippines could exceed 10,000

Tacloban - The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines, Nov. 7, is likely to escalate to five figures as officials in the Philippine island of Leyte, hardest hit by the monster storm, began assessing the damage.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

UNESCO grants Japan's Mount Fuji World Heritage status

Phnom Penh - Japan's Mount Fuji has been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO, along with a series of ancient terraced rice paddies in China and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger, among other wonders.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Nigerian physicist Francisca Okeke wins UNESCO science award

A Nigerian physicist Professor Francisca Okeke is one of the four winners of the 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Mysterious death of Canadian in Chile regarded as ‘accidental’

Santiago - “Accidental death” is the main thesis considered by Chilean Police in connection with the death of Bhupinder Mandair, a Canadian national who went missing on Jan. 1, during the New Year celebrations in Valparaiso, and whose body was found on Friday.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Chile Police finds body of Canadian missing since New Year's Eve

Santiago - A Canadian citizen working for UNESCO in Santiago de Chile, who disappeared in Valparaiso on New Year's Eve, was found dead. A police investigation to determine the causes of his death is underway.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

Op-Ed: Pakistani President visits Malala

On Saturday, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visited Malala Yousufzai, the young Pakistani education activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban in October, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Launch of the Youth Version of UNESCO's Education for All Report Special

Between October 1-9, a group of 12 young people, myself included, from all corners of the world came together to create a Youth Summary for UNESCO’s 2012 Education for All (EFA) Report.
Digital Journal Report by Raluca Besliu

Medieval French wine town forced to sell monuments for debts

Bordeaux - Wine lovers flock to the medieval French town of Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux region, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999. The cash strapped town is now forced to sell off some of its monuments to pay its debts.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas
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