UNESCO's UN Cultural Organization voted to add 14 new sites to its World Heritage List on Saturday, including the Indian Rose City in Jaipur, Liangzhu City Ruins in China, and the Plain of Jars, located in the central area of Laos.
There are currently more than 1,000 cultural and natural landmarks in 167 countries on the World Heritage List.
Police officers during an operation to evict people from a neighborhood where two buildings are occupied by alleged migrants, in the Exarchia district, central Athens, Thursday. According to police sources, more than 90 people have been brought for questioning. According to reports, locals had complained about violent incidents in the area. [Pantelis Saitas/EPA]
The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming, reports AFP.
Guterres delivered a no-holds-barred appraisal to business and political leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which has featured much hand-wringing on the planetary crisis this week.
Water pollution in Lake Uluabat in the northwestern province of Bursa, one of the 14 wetlands in Turkey mentioned in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (RAMSAR), has started declining thanks to a new water treatment plant.