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Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Bonjour Modi! Best moments from PM's France visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in France as a part of his three-nation tour and like any other tourist, he too did touristy things – ride along the river Seine, take selfies, visit the......

No cause could justify such brutality, UN chief on Pak school attack

India strongly condemned the ‘barbaric’ terror attack by the Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people, mostly children, as United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon and the......

1 million children in India still don't go to school

India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a United Nations report which said the global number of unschooled children aged 6 to 11 is still as......

Impossible to continue without US funding: UNESCO chief

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation chief has pleaded to the United States to "find a way forward" to continue its support to the world body as it will be "impossible"......
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UNESCO Condemns Islamic State Destruction of Syria's Palmyra Antiquities

shows Syrian citizens riding their bicycles the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. (Agence France-Presse) Pari: UNESCO on Friday condemned the... ...

http://m.ndtv.com/world-news/unesco-condemns-islamic-state-destruction-of-syrias-palmyra-antiquities-778058
Unesco to use satellites to monitor ancient sites threatened by Isis

Agencies, Bokova Unesco is set to finalise a satellite deal to improve its monitoring of ancient sites in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya that face... ...

http://www.centralchronicle.com/unesco-to-use-satellites-to-monitor-ancient-sites-threatened-by-isis.html
IS destroys 2000-year old lion statue outside Palmyra museum

Islamic State group militants destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the main museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, said the country's... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/is-destroys-famous-lion-statue-outside-palmyra-museum/article1-1365398.aspx
‘ISIS looting sites in Iraq, Syria on industrial scale’

ISIS militants are looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middle-men to raise cash, Irina... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/isis-looting-sites-iraq-syria-industrial-scale-146
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

LONDON: The head of the UN cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/unesco-chief-warns-about-jihadist-culture-cleansing/articleshow/47901825.cms

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