The self-proclaimed Ansar Dine member is accused of intentionally attacking culturally important monuments in Timbuktu
Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
Owenstown, in Lanarkshire's Douglas Valley, could become Britain's first new garden city for nearly a century
Just as money drives the poachers, so visitors’ dollars can give communities a sustainable reason to protect their valuable wildlife. Simon Calder looks at the possibilities for East Africa
Tampons are a tough sell - I'm wishing the best of luck to Edith Bowman in her new advertising campaign
Budget cuts will leave future generations with a lost legacy of historic heritage as there was no one there to protect it
The week in books
Thousands of Dresdeners cocked a collective snook at Unesco today and held a party on the Elbe city’s “ugly” new road bridge, which opens to traffic tomorrow despite furious objections from the UN heritage body, which stripped Dresden of its world heritage status in protest against the structure.
The neighbouring road is finally about to close
The last time Croatians voted in a referendum it was to decide whether – 21 years after the country broke away from Yugoslavia and declared independence – it should join the European Union.
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the south-western Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000kg of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on today.
Sarah Brightman, the singer who once lost her heart to a starship trooper, has booked a trip to the International Space Station.
A Spanish official says investigators have detained multiple people in connection with the devastating wildfires on the Canary Islands, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the blazes.
Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.