Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
The 11th-century minaret of a landmark mosque in Aleppo was destroyed, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.
Monday 15 April 2013
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.
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Thursday 21 March 2013
'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
English Heritage disappointed after Eric Pickles gives go-ahead for controversial Liverpool skyscraper development
Tuesday 05 March 2013
English Heritage expressed its disappointment today after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave the go-ahead to a controversial skyscraper development on the banks of the Mersey fuelling fears that Liverpool’s historic waterfront will now be stripped of its World Heritage Status.
Sunday 03 March 2013
Stretching the breadth of northern England, Hadrian's Wall is a majestic reminder of the ambition and might of the Roman Empire's conquest in Britain. Now, new archaeological evidence has suggested, contrary to previous belief, that the Romans far from co-existing peacefully with the locals, ejected them by force in order to build the 73-mile divide.
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Saturday 02 March 2013
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Tuesday 05 February 2013
A former restorer of the ancient city of Pompeii was arrested on corruption charges yesterday and five others are under investigation.
2013 Tour de France route unveiled, and mountainous route is not good news for defending champion Bradley Wiggins
Wednesday 24 October 2012
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.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Sarah Brightman, the singer who once lost her heart to a starship trooper, has booked a trip to the International Space Station.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in the main square of the northern city of Aleppo yesterday, killing at least 33 people, levelling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble.
Thursday 16 August 2012
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.
Monday 13 August 2012
Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The National Trust has defended its decision to include references to creationist theory at a new state-of-the-art visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Monday 02 July 2012
Despite international condemnation, the radical Islamic faction controlling the northern Malian outpost of Timbuktu continued destroying the city's ancient tombs today, laying waste to the city's five-hundred-year-old heritage.
Saturday 30 June 2012
A resident of the northern Mali city of Timbuktu says Islamists who control the town are trying to destroy tombs classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
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