Tuesday, February 23, 2010

UNESCO offers assistance in wake of deadly Moroccan minaret collapse

21 February 2010 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) today offered the agency's support following a deadly minaret collapse in Meknes, a World Heritage site, in central Morocco.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

British Columbia Officials Say "No" To Mining in Canadian Flathead North Of Glacier National Park

On the eve of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the lieutenant governor of British Columbia has announced that the province will not allow mining in the Canadian Flathead just north of Glacier National Park and due west of Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Men Defend Historic Mandela Site ... From Rabbits

ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa — This dollop of land, just 1 mile wide and 2 miles long, is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Now venerated as a World Heritage Site, it is one of South Africa’s biggest tourist attractions, with 1,200 or so people each day boarding ferries in Cape Town that in 45 minutes carry them back into history.

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