Cultural preservation

FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Darrell Carver, based in North Carolina, touches a headstone at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 24, 2018 - 3:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 7, 2018, Pierre-Christophe Hantz, poses in front of his restaurant, Le Vaudesir, in Paris, France. Paris' bistros and terraces launch a campaign to be recognized by the United Nations' cultural agency as a French way of life. Two years and a half after extremists shot at terraces of cafes during November 13, 2015 attacks, an association of bistros owners has been created to seek the UNESCO "intangible cultural heritage" status. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Owners of the bistros and terrace cafes that are integral to the Paris way of life want the "je ne sais quoi" of their establishments to be recognized as both of global value and endangered. They have launched a campaign to be named by the United Nations' cultural agency as an "...
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May 24, 2018 - 10:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekuni (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman. The photos and video footage,...
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May 05, 2018 - 12:54 pm
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — The Man in Black's boyhood home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Friday that the home in Dyess where country music icon Johnny Cash lived from age 3 through high school has been added to the register...
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May 05, 2018 - 9:01 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with Yemen's exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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In this Monday, April 30, 2018 photo, Sister Phylliss, left, hugs a patron while hosting Karaoke night at The SF Eagle, a historic gay bar, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s gay and leather community is set to get its own cultural district as part of a broader city effort to preserve neighborhoods at risk of disappearing under rising rents. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 3:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades ago, San Francisco's gay and leather culture sought shelter in the city's seedy South of Market district — forced there by brutal police crackdowns on gays. Over time, the area became a vibrant place teeming with bathhouses and bars that added to San Francisco's...
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In this Thursday, April 12, 2018, photo, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies director Jonathan Eller points out the location of Gale Crater on the Mars globe, in Indianapolis. The globe presented to Ray Bradbury for his support of NASA's Mariner 9 Mars orbital mission in 1971. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Bradbury won over generations of readers to science fiction with "Fahrenheit 451" and other works during a writing career that spanned much of the 20th Century and produced a mountain of manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia. That sprawling collection, much of which...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a team of wildlife veterinarians use a 4x4 vehicle and a rope to turn over a tranquilized elephant in order to attach a GPS tracking collar and remove the tranquilizer dart, in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some populations are starting to grow again. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 13, 2018 - 2:47 am
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a dart containing drugs. Soon she was...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as he delivers a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect "every inch" of China's territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely. Xi, China's most powerful leader in decades,...
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