Cultures

$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

Mar 20, 2017

World donors have pledged more than $75 million dollars to protect endangered world heritage in conflict zones

World donors pledge $75 million to safeguard cultural heritage threatened by war, IS extremists

Mar 20, 2017

World donors pledge $75 million to safeguard cultural heritage threatened by war, IS extremists

UN has 9 candidates on shortlist for cultural agency chief

Mar 16, 2017

The United Nations on Thursday announced nine possible candidates on a shortlist to replace the chief of UNESCO, the world body's Paris-based cultural agency, including four Arab candidates

Historic Bangkok community being razed despite opposition

Mar 6, 2017

Thai authorities seeking to modernize a historic Bangkok neighborhood have continued their demolition work to make room for a park despite the opposition of residents and preservationists

AP-NORC Poll: Political divide over American identity

Mar 6, 2017

A new survey shows 7 in 10 people saying the U.S. is losing its American identity

AP-NORC Poll: Divided Americans fret country losing identity

Mar 5, 2017

Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can't even agree what it means to be an American

German high school bans prayer rugs as "provocative"

Mar 2, 2017

A high school in western Germany has banned the use of prayer rugs and other traditional Muslim rituals saying it was "provocative" to other students, sparking a debate about freedom of religion

IS stashed treasures in trenches, smashed walls to shock

Feb 24, 2017

For the roomful of archaeologists, scholars and Iraqi cultural officials on Friday, each neighborhood conquered in Mosul brought them one step closer to learning the fate of the ancient sites and artifacts seized by the Islamic State group

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

Feb 22, 2017

A once-prosperous section of Tulsa that became the site of one of the worst race riots in American history is attempting to remake itself again after decades of neglect

Pope: Migration isn't a danger, it's a challenge for growth

Feb 17, 2017

Pope Francis was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he met in Lesbos, Greece and brought home with him last year, saying Friday the phenomenon of migration doesn't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow

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