- UNESCO to investigate pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar Updated: May-14-15 7:37 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The United Nations is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they had found treasure and the wreck of a ship belonging to the pirate known as Captain Kidd, a U.N. official said.
- UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am
CAIRO - The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East - such as the rampage perpetrated by the Islamic Sate group in Iraq - should be condemned as a "war crime."
- Japan WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO 'memory' recognition Updated: May-13-15 5:46 am
TOKYO - A Japanese city's plan to seek UNESCO recognition for its collection of documents related to its role as a launching base for "kamikaze" suicide attacks in the desperate last months of World War II is raising questions over how such memories should be preserved.