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  • Quiz: UNESCO World Heritage sites

    In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...
  • Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening

    Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening
    Portugal and the Douro River were the stars alongside actresses Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell as competing river cruise companies debuted their newest ships. At an event on March 22 in Porto in the north of Portugal that also featured the musical...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Your Scene: Cave dwelling in India

    Your Scene: Cave dwelling in India
    Dana Baldwin visited the Ajanta Caves, about 200 miles northeast of Mumbai, during a trip to India in November. The caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were carved out of a cliff about 2,000 year ago and house early Buddhist artworks, some of which are...
  • Iranian universities shut female students out of dozens of fields

     
    Iranian universities are shutting female students out of dozens of fields this year, saying there aren’t enough jobs available for them after they graduate, according to Iranian media. Three dozen universities across the country are not allowing...
  • Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día

    Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día
    Dar un paseo por una ciudad colonial, apreciar su arquitectura, caminar por calles empedradas y disfrutar de su amable gente y de su deliciosa gastronomía, era una oportunidad que no me podía perder. Hace poco tuve la dicha de conocer el distrito...
  • U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

     
    MEXICO CITY -- U.S. officials Thursday returned more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted pre-Columbian art and artifacts to the Mexican government, the result of 11 investigations. The recovery of the items, which include statues, hatchets and pottery,...
  • Australians torn over promises, risks of coal-seam 'fracking'

     
    Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Alessio Romenzi

     
    “reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...
  • Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba

    Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba
    TRINIDAD, Cuba — The taxi from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes a little more than an hour. It's a breakneck ride on a beautiful road, with densely forested hills rising above cultivated fields. Ambling horse carts veer to the side of the nearly empty...