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UAE, UNESCO sign educational agreement


September 8th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UNESCO have signed an agreement on the operation of the the Sharjah-based Regional Centre for Educational Planning (RCEP).The agreement ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Canary Islands fire threatens heritage site


August 7th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Canary Islands, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a fire outbreak in Canary Island, which is located in Spain. This incident occurred on Monday and it affected several homes and a national ... Read more...

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Chinese ancient liquor breweries eye heritage list


July 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS)Two Chinese provinces are making a joint bid to have their ancient distilleries of baijiu, or Chinese liquor, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, according to ... Read more...

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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... Read more...

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Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), July 3 (IANS/EFE) The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.The decision ... Read more...

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China fossil site in World Heritage list


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 2 (IANS) A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.The Chengjiang Fossil, ... Read more...

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Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site


July 1st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS) The mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, a Unesco World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali, has been damaged in an attack by Islamists, RIA Novosti reported.It is one ... Read more...

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Unesco to add Bethlehem to World’s Heritage List


June 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, June 29 (IANS) The Unesco Friday decided to include the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity in world's heritage list, reported Xinhua citing local media ... Read more...

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24 killed in Afghan flash floods


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and nine others injured Saturday due to heavy rains and flash floods in Afghanistan's western province of Ghor, Xinhua reported.Provincial ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino is suspected to have been poached in Assam's Manas National Park, official sources said Wednesday.Forest guards recovered the carcass of the full ... Read more...

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Titanic wreckage to become Unesco heritage


April 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, its wreckage will become underwater cultural heritage protected by the Unesco, under a convention ratified ... Read more...

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Himachal rail line reopens after seven months


March 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge line in Himachal Pradesh was restored Saturday after seven months of closure, a railway official said.The rail traffic had ... Read more...

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Kerala teachers to get opportunity to teach in Brazil


March 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Around 500 teachers from Kerala might get an opportunity to teach in Brazilian schools in the near future, say officials.The teachers, who need not necessarily know ... Read more...

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Unesco condemns murders of two journalists in Brazil


February 21st, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Monday condemned the murders of two journalists in Brazil.Mario Randolfo, the editor of the Web site Vassouras na ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh plan joint event on mother language day


February 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will jointly hold the International Mother Language Day at the no-man's land along the border here Tuesday in an effort to enhance the ... Read more...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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Unesco to help draft Myanmar media law


February 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar will draft a media law with help from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the official media reported Saturday.The information ministry is drafting ... Read more...

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Chinese leaders watch Peking Opera


December 30th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and other leaders have watched the Peking Opera at a gala here to celebrate the New Year.The 200-year-old ... Read more...

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New committee to oversee world heritage sites


November 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government has set up an advisory committee on world heritage matters to review the tentative list of heritage sites from India on the UNESCO ... Read more...

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UAE Sadu weaving on Unesco’s intangible heritage list


November 26th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Sadu weaving has become the new addition to the Unesco's list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, said the Abu Dhabi authority ... Read more...

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UNESCO suspends all projects till year-end


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 11 (IANS/WAM) UNESCO has suspended all its spending programmes until the end of the year after the US withdrew its funding.Addressing UNESCO diplomats, Unesco director deneral Irina ... Read more...

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Egypt close down Great Pyramid


November 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities closed the Great Pyramid in Cairo following rumors that some people plan to have rituals on the special day 11/11/11. The Egyptian authorities did not ... Read more...

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UNESCO creates fund to overcome US-induced shortfall


November 11th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) UNESCO Friday launched an emergency multi-donor fund to overcome a shortfall caused by the US witholding its dues. The African nation of Gabon immediately donated ... Read more...

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UAE becomes Unesco executive board member


November 4th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a member of the executive board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).Education Minister Humaid Mohammed Al ... Read more...

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Israel freezes Unesco funding


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 3 (IANS) Israel would stop its $2 million in annual funding to the Unesco in the wake of a vote that admitted Palestine as a full member, Prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan re-elected to Unesco executive board


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan has been re-elected to the executive board of the Paris-headquartered UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), a statement said Thursday.Pakistan secured 156 votes out ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership reflects global support: Iran


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 2 (IANS) Iran has commended the decision of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to grant the Palestinians a full membership while describing it as a ... Read more...

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United Arab Emirates congratulates Palestine on UNESCO vote


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday congratulated the Palestinian people on being granted full membership to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO.UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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UAE welcomes Palestine’s Unesco membership


November 1st, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed Palestine's membership of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief


November 1st, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) may create funding problems ... Read more...

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Israel declines to accept Palestine’s Unesco membership


November 1st, 2011 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel has refused to accept Unesco's decision to grant full membership to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and threatened retaliatory measures. The Israeli Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership welcomed in Russia


November 1st, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s admission to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is an important step for it to become a full ... Read more...

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US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine


November 1st, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US government Monday halted its $60 million financial contribution to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after the latter admitted Palestinian National Authority ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets Unesco chief


October 31st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The minister of education of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met Unesco Director-General Irena Bokova on the sidelines of the Unesco session here.Humaid Al Qattami met ... Read more...

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