16 Nov 2019
A major fire has broken out at a 500-year-old castle on Japan's southern island of Okinawa. Authorities say much of the World Heritage-listed Shuri Castle has now been reduced to a charred skeleton.
8 Jul 2019
UNESCO adds the sprawling Mesopotamian city of Babylon to its World Heritage List, boosting Iraq's hopes of revived tourism nearly two years after jihadists ravaged other celebrated sites. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site -- a massive 10-square-kilometre complex of which just 18% has been excavated thus far -- recognised by UNESCO.