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France's historical monuments hold annual open days
19/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's historical monuments hold annual open days

The European Council adopted France's Heritage Days in 1991.
A painting of horses from the Grotte Chauvet
22/06/2014 - France - Unesco

French cave with world’s oldest paintings placed on Unesco World Heritage list

A French cave containing the oldest known paintings in the world has been declared a World Heritage Site but the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe swears in loyalist cabinet
13/09/2013 - African news explained

Zimbabwe's Mugabe swears in loyalist cabinet

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has picked his new cabinet, leaving many questions regarding the future of the country, including who will suceed the 89-year-old.
DRCongo government's controversial new oil bill threatens Virunga National Park
12/09/2013 - African news explained

DRCongo government's controversial new oil bill threatens Virunga National Park

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has defended its right to explore the oil resources that might lie beneath the Virunga National Park.
29/08/2013 - France

Paris bridge weighed down by love


Thousands and thousands of lovers’ padlocks now decorate many Paris bridges, in what has become a new tradition among romantic tourists visiting the French capital.

The road leading to the Mont Saint Michel
25/07/2013 - France

Mont Saint Michel cut off by sea for first time since 1879

The Mont Saint Michel island off the Normandy coast was completely cut off from mainland France on Wednesday evening for the first time for 184 years.
Paris's lone skyscraper turns 40
23/07/2013 - On-the-spot France

Paris's lone skyscraper turns 40

The only skyscraper in the centre of Paris recently turned 40 years old.
10/07/2013 - France

Firefighters battle blaze at historic Paris mansion

Firefighters have brought a blaze in a historic Paris mansion after a six-hour battle with the flames.
Namib Sand Sea wins World Heritage title
22/06/2013 - African news explained

Namib Sand Sea wins World Heritage title

Six new sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage list by the Paris- based United Nations cultural organisation, Unesco.
India and France to share expertise on preserving heritage
08/04/2013 - World news explained

India and France to share expertise on preserving heritage

India's Culture Minister Chandresh Ku'mari Katoch visited Paris last week. The purpose of her visit was to encourage knowledge-sharing and skills in the preservation of artworks and monuments.
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