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UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency announced on Tuesday that it was removing the place that is officially recognized as the Birthplace of Jesus, from its List of World Heritage in Danger – crediting extensive restorative work on Bethlehem’s Nativity Church, in Palestine.

UN and Africa: focus on Timbuktu, food assistance and children in South Sudan

Islamist militant from Mali pleads guilty to Timbuktu war crimes

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Islamist militant from Mali pleads guilty to Timbuktu war crimes

An Islamist militant has plead guilty to war crimes for ordering the destruction of Timbuktu’s religious and cultural monuments, a spokesperson for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed.

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