Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga shares with CNN his views on Rudisha's gold and Kenya's bid to host the 2024 Olympics
Rescue teams searched Tuesday for seven people thought to have survived after three military helicopters came down on the side of Kenya's highest mountain, in a remote area that is home to leopards and rhinoceros.
The Old Mostar Bridge, the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan, and now the Mausoleums of Timbuktu. Once again, culture is under attack.
Four scuba divers drowned after a routine trip to a popular underwater cave system in southern Italy went horribly wrong over the weekend, according to the coast guard.
Coal slag heaps up to 450-feet high may not seem the obvious candidates to join a list that includes the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and Yellowstone National Park.
Islamic militants are destroying sacred tombs in Timbuktu, and they say they'll destroy more.
UNESCO on Saturday condemned the destruction of three sacred tombs in Timbuktu, Mali, by Islamic militants who say they will destroy more.
The United Nations body responsible for preserving the world's most important cultural sites voted Friday to grant "world heritage" status to the Church of the Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
Elderly men were keeping watch Saturday over Timbuktu's main library after Islamists burned a tomb listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports from Inner Mongolia on ethnic tensions that date back to the days of the old Silk Road.
There is a saying that Mongolians are born on horses.
For centuries, Timbuktu has existed in the Western imagination as a byword for the most exotic, far-flung place conceivable.
Tensions soared on the South Korean island of Jeju on Thursday as hundreds of residents, activists and priests protest against the building of a naval base.
Iraq's second largest museum in Sulaimaniya is recovering stolen artifacts by paying smugglers to return the treasures.
Iraq's National Museum lost around 15,000 artifacts. Now Kurdistan has to pay smugglers for stolen artifacts.
This month, CNN's Inside the Middle East explores some of the Middle East's archeological treasures.
The United Nations' cultural organization recognized mariachi music Sunday in a move that Mexican authorities hope will help preserve the well-known tradition.
When I was a boy, my father used to take me by the hand to visit the ruins of the ancient metropolis on the outskirts of our town. We would always stop by to visit the huge winged bulls that guarded the gates of the ancient city of Nineveh.
The Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations was effectively stalled Friday after the Security Council approved a report stating its inability "to make a unanimous recommendation."
The looting of a large collection of priceless coins, statues and jewelry from a bank vault during Libya's recent civil war has highlighted the risk of looting during times of conflict.
UNESCO has suspended its projects and commitments until the end of year because the United States cut its $65 million funding in the wake of the agency's acceptance of Palestine for full membership, the agency's chief said Thursday.
U.S. cuts funding to UNESCO after the agency grants full membership to the Palestinians. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
The top Palestinian envoy to the United Nations said Thursday that he is carefully "studying" the patterns of the vote that admitted his territory to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his country Thursday to freeze payments to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization after that agency admitted the Palestinians as full members.
The withholding of U.S. funding from UNESCO will make it "impossible" for the agency to maintain all its activities that help to educate and inform people in the developing world, Director-General Irina Bokova said Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his government's decision Wednesday to speed up construction in East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for speeding up the construction of 2,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Internet service is completely cut off in Gaza Tuesday and partially shut down in the West Bank after an attack on the main Internet provider to the Palestinian territories, according to a minister with the Palestinian Authority.
The United States is cutting funding to the U.N. education and science agency UNESCO after the agency voted to accept a Palestinian bid for full membership, the U.S. State Department said Monday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas formally requests official recognition of a Palestinian state at the U.N.
Walking along the tree-lined gravel track towards one of the Roman Empire's greatest architectural legacies, little can prepare you for what you are about to experience.
Libyans protect ancient treasures at Roman sites, but experts fear many have been looted. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Before Moammar Gadhafi, there were the Phoenicians. And the Greeks. The Romans. The first Arabs. They're a reminder that no civilization -- and no leader -- is forever.
When it comes to mandatory education, Puerto Rico and Venezuela stand apart from the rest of the world.
The giant Buddhas of Bamiyan, once painted in bright colors, remained silent sentinels as they reacquired the hues of the sandstone cliffs from which they were carved.
Huge billboards stating, "We love having you here" greet you every few miles, so it's impossible not to feel welcomed on the island of Jeju.
Created by a volcano 2 million years ago, now millions visit the World Heritage sites of Jeju Island.
For African business leaders who study and further their training overseas, returning to the continent can be even tougher.
One man has saved the old buildings of Penang and ensured their history will last for generations. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
There is a sublime beauty about Penang's ruined buildings; suffused with melancholy, they sit like jilted lovers, neglected and brooding in the gathering undergrowth. Each relays an echo from the past, as its story crumbles and fades.
Lake Malawi has more freshwater fish than anywhere else in the world, and park rangers are on the frontline of the battle to save them.
Rangers from Lake Malawi step up their patrol to preserve the lake's natural resources.
A U.N. agency has suspended a prize funded by and named for Equatorial Guinea's president, whose government has been accused of human rights abuses.
A coal mine being developed close to a World Heritage Site in South Africa could "completely destroy" one of the country's most cherished national parks, UNESCO has warned.
Located in the mountainous northeast region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec is home to 9,000 mostly indigenous people who live in very marginalized conditions.
With its freezing, dark winters and summer days that in the north of the country that literally never end, Sweden wouldn't appear to share much in common with the equatorial heat of Malaysia.
As temperatures soar across the Persian Gulf, one oasis is blossoming with greenery.
CNN's Rima Maktabi finds out how Oman is looking to capitalize on its unique and diverse natural beauty.
In focus -- Reviving the pearl industry
Florida's Everglades National Park and rain forests in Madagascar have been added to a list of world heritage sites in danger.
Honduras suffered nine months of political turmoil after a military-led coup removed the elected president. Now, it joins Mexico, riddled with drug violence, as the deadliest place for journalists working in the Western hemisphere.
At least three men died from their wounds Wednesday after they were shot in a confrontation with Ugandan security forces at a destroyed historic site, the Ugandan government said.
The skyline of Bahrain, formed by gleaming high-rises and upscale hotels, is all it takes to convey the ambitions of the small Gulf isle.
Once upon a time, harvesting pearls was a way of life for the people of Bahrain, a glistening archipelago of 33 islands off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
Clayton Fredrik is standing in the distant shadow of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu, battling boredom and helping locals repair flood-damaged roads.
An Australian drama featuring two indigenous kids living in the middle of the vast continent has taken the top prize at Asia-Pacific's film awards.
We all know what happens when urban sprawl gets out of control: Commutes back up, smog thickens, and concrete suburbs gobble up green spaces.
Intrepid travelers have a few more destinations to add to their list of must-sees after the annual update of The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list.
Yemen says the al Qaeda terrorist organization was behind a suicide bombing Sunday that killed four South Korean tourists, according to the Daily Yemen Post.
Yemen says al Qaeda was behind a suicide bombing Sunday that killed four South Korean tourists, according to the Daily Yemen Post.
Famed for keeping people slim, healthy and living longer, the Mediterranean diet has followers all over the world.
Nine sites in the central Pacific will be set as sanctuaries for marine life and bases of research for scientists, President Bush said Tuesday.
President Bush designates three new areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports.
More than 14 months after they fled fighting between rebel and government forces, park rangers who monitor mountain gorillas in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to the reserve.
The antiquities trade has been making headlines, and they are weird ones: "Eulogy for the Euphronius Krater." (What in the world is a "krater"?) "Museum to Show Off Fake Egyptian Sculptures." (That's ridiculous, isn't it?) "Antiquities Dealer Gets Prison Time." (A nice old man with a pince-nez comes to mind, dragged off to the clink for some tragicomical offense, no doubt.)
After a deadly border clash, military leaders meet to ease tensions
A gun battle near a historic temple reawakens an ancient emmity
A brief gunfight broke out between Thai and Cambodian troops at a disputed border zone, escalating a conflict that officials from both sides fear could result in a war between the neighbors
A spot on the World Heritage List means prestige and tourist dollars. But does UNESCO have the teeth to protect its sites?
It is a baking hot Saturday in southeast Kazakhstan, and I have joined a group of scientists, diplomats, businessmen and a ballerina aboard a Russian-built, nine-seater four-wheel-drive van to escape the city of Almaty and its mountainous backdrop.
Scientists have found what they described this week as the earliest oil paintings ever discovered.
Once their enemy, Rwandan villagers now seek to protect their gorilla neighbors. ITN's Neil Connery reports.
The shooting deaths of four mountain gorillas -- three females and an alpha male silverback -- are prompting a United Nations agency to send a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The next time you fall sick and someone suggests it's because of something in the water, they could be right. According to the World Bank, 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's $14 billion effort to clean up one of its major freshwater lakes, Lake Tai.
In Poland, it's polite to bring flowers when you visit someone's home, so there's a flower shop on virtually every street corner in Warsaw.
The U.N. has taken the Florida swamp off its endangered list. But critics complain the Bush Administration is playing eco-politics again
Fire threatens historic town
Firefighters battled frantically overnight to subdue a blaze Monday that had threatened the ancient city of Dubrovnik.
The World Heritage Committee will soon pick another list of natural and human-made wonders most in need of protection
Six of the seven Ancient Wonders of the World have vanished into history, but now there may be a way to recreate these ancient heritage sites, as well as to people them and furnish them in a historically authentic way.
As the dollar continues its slide against the euro - down almost 6 percent this year to a 1 year low - Americans thinking of traveling abroad might look beyond Paris, Rome or Madrid to destinations where the U.S. dollar remains strong.
Given the fact that salt mines have negative historical connotations indicative of hard labor and incarceration, spending time in one may not sound appealing.
On 17 March 2005, 81 days after a massive tsunami swept away a great swathe of humanity in nations bordering the Indian Ocean, scientists from Ireland's University of Ulster predicted a quake would soon rattle fault lines near Indonesia.
Cambodia has selected Prince Norodom Sihamoni, a former ballet dancer to be the nation's next king.
Suffering from poor health, Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk has announced his abdication.
A group of six old women kneel in the middle of the street and chat amiably as the sun rises over Luang Prabang, a quiet town in central Laos. Their conversation stops when a rail-thin Buddhist mon...
A defining characteristic of the human species being the ability of every one of its 4.8 billion exemplars to identify enlightened public policy with his own material well-being, some folks may soo...
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