By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The world's most famous prehistoric art is in caverns in Europe, but the most recently discovered ancient cave paintings are in a country no other nation recognizes in a region of Africa associated mostly with terrorism, pirates and famine.
The Hamas-run government in Gaza has bulldozed down a 3,000-year-old culturally significant site that was listed as a U.N. heritage site in order to make room for military training.
Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador opened his residence to white and black musicians at a time when segregation held sway in the U.S. capital.
A Syrian government official warned Wednesday of rampant trafficking in antiquities from his country and appealed for U.N. help in halting the illicit trade that has flourished during the nearly 23-month-long civil war.
Mud, money and more security: The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday that not much more is needed to help rebuild 11 mausoleums that Islamic extremists "totally devastated" in the fabled Malian city of Timbuktu.
It's bad enough the U.S. Navy grounded its minesweeper, the USS Guardian, in the Philippines. It's even worse the $227 million ship will have to be dismantled in order to remove it from the reef. But now, environmentalists with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization want to fine the United States for the ship's damage to the coral reef, a listed World Heritage Site.
Malian soldiers entered the city of Timbuktu on Monday after al-Qaeda-linked militants, having set ablaze a library that held thousands of ancient manuscripts, fled into the desert.
The USS Guardian, which was grounded on a Philippine reef on Jan. 17, is badly damaged and taking on water, according to a U.S. Navy official.
The frenetic music and vibrant colors of the Frevo, a Brazilian carnival dance, have been immortalized by UNESCO as a world heritage treasure.
The Frevo, the frenetic musical tradition associated with Brazil's Carnival, has been designated by UNESCO as an intangible world heritage treasure.
One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere, Beth Haim on the island of Curacao, is slowly fading in the Caribbean sun.
The vote is largely symbolic, the outcome nearly assured: The Palestinians and Israelis are closely watching the evolving positions of a few key countries in Thursday's U.N. General Assembly resolution to raise the Palestinians' status from a U.N. observer to a nonmember observer state.
The population of Uganda's mountain gorillas has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving hope to conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species.
A bridge in the Bahamas was renamed Friday to honor Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, with no sign of any protests called for by an opposition politician.
In the golden age of mariachi, thousands of music lovers would crowd into theaters and fancy restaurants or fill the Plaza Garibaldi in the heart of the capital just to hear their favorite tunes played on guitar and violin. On a recent evening in the same plaza, that golden age was a distant memory.