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Sites in Mexico, South Africa added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Sites in Mexico, South Africa added to UNESCO World Heritage List

A rugged valley famous for its cacti in southern Mexico and a mountainous area of northern South Africa have become the latest cultural sites to be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage.

9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage.