Malta celebrates Valletta, a 2018 European Capital of Culture; For Immediate Release

As 2018 draws to a close, Malta will celebrate the culmination of a year of festivities honoring Valletta, a 2018 European Capital of…

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Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral ‘more resilient to heat’; AFP

Corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said Tuesday, a “silver lining” for the embattled ecosystem. The 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long UNESCO World…

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One Day in Córdoba, the Ultimate Day Trip From Seville; Bill De Giulio; Wander Wisdom

Cordoba is an easy day trip from Seville and is home to one of the world’s greatest examples of religious diversity and tolerance—the incredible Mezquita. But there’s more to the town than that. Join me on a tour of the best that Cordoba has to offer.

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Top places to visit in Oman; Noel; Travel Photo Discovery

Top places to visit in Oman – key attractions, Unesco and historic sites and places of interest to visit in this historic city…

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Konark Sun Temple in good shape, no threat of any kind: Union Minister Sharma; Odisha Sun Times

Reiterating his claim that the Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark is in a good state of preservation, Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma today.

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Slow Food and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to bolster mountain people’s livelihoods; FAO

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Indigenous communities at risk as Chinese rubber firm uses land; Mbom Sixtus; Al Jazeera

A Chinese state-owned company is behind rubber plantations that Cameroon villagers say threaten their livelihoods.

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Church of the Nativity renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem; AP

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Taj ticket increased by Rs 200; Mysuru Today

Prime News, National, Agra, International, December 10:- Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday. Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India’s chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see …

Source: Taj ticket increased by Rs 200 – Mysuru Today

South America’s other ‘Easter Island’; Christopher P Baker; BBC

The mysterious statues of San Agustín and underground tombs of Tierradentro, in southern Colombia, are finally rising from the dead after being off-limits for decades.

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