Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
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Sunday 28 August 2011
Friday 26 August 2011
Sunday 21 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
Peru's extravagant celebrations of the centenary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu descended into farce this week, after a bureaucratic wrangle that saw hundreds of tourists from around the world barred from entering the Inca ruins.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Intervention on the far side of the world has a controversial reputation. Over the last 20 years passionate supporters and opponents have clashed over the morality of the actions. However the announcement of the launching of a task force, a ship and two helicopters carrying lethal weapons, setting out for the Pacific makes a strong case for its potential efficacy.
Monday 27 June 2011
Conservationists have embarked on a three-month trip to one of the remotest places on Earth in a bid to eradicate rats from a Polynesian island where they threaten to drive an endangered seabird to the edge of extinction.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
The ruined city of Hampi, a Unesco world heritage site and one of the most important archaeological locations in southern India, is under severe threat, experts have warned. Illegal quarrying and blasting have severely damaged some of the remains and pushed others to the verge of collapse.
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Thursday 19 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
The first shipment of artefacts from the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu have been returned to Peru almost 100 years after being taken to Yale University in the US, ending a fractious dispute.
Sunday 20 March 2011
So many negative noises have been made about Angles from critics and the band (guitarist Nick Valensi admitted "I feel like we have a better album in us"), that its actually-not-badness comes as a pleasant surprise.
Friday 11 March 2011
Tens of thousands of birds cultivated for their edible nests are being banned from the capital of a Malaysian tourist island after the UN cultural agency warned that the business endangered efforts to preserve historical buildings.
Saturday 05 March 2011
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