Zanzibar's Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is dangerously close to falling apart. Can an EU-funded project aimed at training locals in carpentry and stonemasonry save the unique former trading post before it's too late?
Naples' pizza twirling joined UNESCO's growing list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practiced only by women.
The former French culture minister takes over the UN's agency from Irina Bokova. France has said Azoulay would "overcome political divisions."
His most famous work is the Sagrada Familia. Architect Antoni Gaudí built for eternity. Now the first home he designed is being opened to visitors. It's one of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites by Gaudí in Barcelona.
The Jiuzhaigou National Park with its snowy peaks, waterfalls and clear lakes is a prime tourist attraction in central China. Now, an earthquake has shaken the region.
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