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UNESCO warns of global learning crisis
UN-backed study found that 57 million children lack formal education, particularly in South and West Asia.
Last updated: 29 Jan 2014 08:47 GMT
Oldest Buddhist shrine found in Nepal
New research by archaeologists suggests Buddha might have lived two centuries earlier than previously thought.
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Last updated: 26 Nov 2013 10:04 GMT
US and Israel lose UNESCO voting rights
Both countries stopped paying the UN agency in protest over a 2011 UNESCO decision granting membership to Palestine.
Last updated: 08 Nov 2013 15:10 GMT
Afghan archaeology site faces rocky future
Ancient ruins of Mes Aynak threatened by planned Chinese mining project.
Last updated: 20 May 2013 13:08 GMT
ECOWAS call on ICC over 'war crimes' in Mali
West African body says court should probe destruction of shrines, and urges Mali to call for UN intervention in north.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2012 21:41 GMT
ECOWAS to convene Mali meeting
West African leaders aim to install unity government in Bamako, as new footage emerges of Timbuktu shrine destruction.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2012 07:00 GMT
Gulf of Guinea leaders buy their credibility
African leaders are funding expensive PR campaigns on foreign soil in order to ensure international support.
Last updated: 24 Nov 2011 11:45 GMT
Activists protest reporters held in Syria
French group defaces Syrian embassy in Paris to protest crackdown on journalists on World Press Freedom Day.
Last updated: 03 May 2011 18:02 GMT
Conflict makes millions miss school
UN report says violence and sexual abuse is robbing 28 million children of education.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2011 21:53 GMT
Concerns over Israel heritage list
Unesco and EU decry Israel's bid to add sites in the West Bank to its list of national heritage.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2010 04:26 GMT
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Q&A: 'One day my son will be free'
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
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The US Senate and the Armenian genocide
Climate change and the food security dimension
Minority communities and the mighty tweet
French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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