The head of UNESCO today appealed for a stop to the destruction of historic landmarks at the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in northern Mali, saying the acts were a “tragedy for the whole of humanity”. Meanwhile the World Heritage Committee announced the last of twenty-six new sites added to the list of World Heritage Sites this year. (UNESCO)
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