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Hand in hand, two Koreas may seek to end UNESCO wrestling

Asia Pacific Nov 25, 2018

Hand in hand, two Koreas may seek to end UNESCO wrestling

North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organization UNESCO, but they could share the honors this week when twin applications for traditional Korean wrestling come up for consideration. The two Koreas are still technically at war ...

Jamaica seeks World Heritage status for reggae

World Nov 21, 2018

Jamaica seeks World Heritage status for reggae

Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO announced on Tuesday. Paris-based UNESCO keeps a list of so-called intangible heritage found around the globe, which groups together traditional cultural practices ...

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

World Sep 6, 2018

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate ...