UNESCO declares China's Hoh Xil nature reserve a heritage site

Jul 8, 2017

UNESCO declares China's Hoh Xil nature reserve a heritage site

UNESCO on Friday declared the Hoh Xil nature reserve in China's Qinghai Province a natural heritage site in a controversial decision challenged by pro-Tibet activists. The Hoh Xil nature reserve, located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is home to over 200 animal species. More than 20 ...

UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

Jul 8, 2017

UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

UNESCO on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron a Palestinian World Heritage site in danger, sparking outrage from Israel, which said the decision denied a Jewish claim to an ancient burial cave that is also sacred to Muslims. The Tomb of the Patriarchs, known ...

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral needs urgent repairs

Jul 6, 2017

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral needs urgent repairs

Victor Hugo would be appalled to see the ravages inflicted by time, pollution and weather on his beloved Notre Dame, the soaring cathedral that adorns the heart of Paris. The celebrated French novelist wrote "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," published in 1831, largely to draw ...