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Liverpool no more a World Heritage site: UNESCO

Liverpool, United Kingdom: The UN's cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday voted narrowly to remove Liverpool's waterfront from its list of world heritage sites, citing...

Japan forest dazzle in digital art show

Tokyo, Japan: A cascading waterfall made entirely of light pours onto a rock while azalea trees are illuminated in a glowing ripple at a...

‘Disenfranchised’: Macedonian women ramp up equality fight

Shtip, Republic of North Macedonia: A sewing machine and a raised fist, a woman superhero ready to fight back against bad bosses: posters at the...

Twin Palestinian turn Boeing 707 into restaurant

Al Badhan, الاراضي الفلسطينية: Palestinian workers in the Israel-occupied West Bank are putting the final touches on a decommissioned Boeing 707 aircraft to ready it...

‘Will I be alive tomorrow?’: Afghan woman photographer under threat

Kabul, Afghanistan: Photographer Rada Akbar's striking self-portraits are a declaration of her independence and heritage -- but in Afghanistan that comes at deadly risk. The...

Greece recovers Picasso stolen in 2012: police

Athens, Greece: Police in Greece have recovered a Picasso painting stolen in 2012 from the National Gallery, and arrested a suspect in the theft,...

Yadnya Kasada festival: Thousands climb Indonesian volcano for ritual sacrifice

Probolinggo, Indonesia: Thousands of worshippers trudged up an active Indonesian volcano Saturday to cast livestock and other offerings down its smoldering crater in a centuries-old...

Dutch to check artwork stolen by Nazis for restitution

The Hauge, Netherlands: The Netherlands is to verify the origin of works of art stolen by the Nazis and hand over to the Jewish...

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China’s Hou wins first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan: China's Hou Zhihui took the first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020 on Saturday as she dashed India's...

Tokyo Olympics rowing rescheduled over tropical storm

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Olympic organizers brought forward rowing events as a "protective measure" Saturday as a tropical storm heads...

Lebanon can’t handle next Covid wave: hospital chief

Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave...

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