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  • A collection of clay and ceramic pipes collected by underwater archaeologists from the remains of the submerged Jamaican city of Port Royal, is shown to the media during a press conference in Port Royal, Jamaica, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    Jamaica seeks heritage status for sunken port

    Archaeologists said Tuesday that they'll ask the United Nations' cultural agency to bestow world heritage status on Port Royal, the mostly submerged remains of a historic Jamaican port known as the "wickedest city on Earth" more than three centuries ago.


  • Herbie Hancock celebrates International Jazz Day

    Herbie Hancock and scores of other big names in sound, rhythm and improvisation gathered in Paris on Friday to celebrate a new annual event: International Jazz Day.


  • Wreck of Titanic to be protected by UNESCO

    The remains of the Titanic, under water for almost a century, are to fall under United Nations protection.


  • Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day

    Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.


  • Hancock launches International Jazz Day

    Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.


  • Pilgrims and tourists visit the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    After centuries, Bethlehem church to undergo renovation

    Preparations for a long-needed renovation of the 1,500-year-old Church of the Nativity are moving ahead in Bethlehem, the town of Jesus' birth, in the face of political and religious conflicts that have kept one of Christendom's holiest sites in a state of decay for centuries.


  • The Grand Hall stands Nov. 8, 2011, after heavy flooding in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand. (Associated Press)

    Thailand flooding damages its ancient capital

    Water fowl, monitor lizards and stray dogs have replaced the throngs of tourists at one of Thailand's greatest historical sites. Record flooding has turned Ayutthaya's ancient temples into islands, and a giant statue of the reclining Buddha appears to float miraculously on the lapping water.


  • World Briefs

    It's not just UNESCO: The Palestinians' top envoy in Geneva said Tuesday he thinks joining the U.N. agency for culture, education and science will "open the door" to joining 16 other U.N. agencies within weeks.


  • Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (left) and Elias Sanbar, historian and ambassador for Palestine at UNESCO, face the media during a press conference at UNESCO's 36th General Conference in Paris on Oct. 31, 2011. (Associated Press)

    U.S. cuts UNESCO funds after vote backing Palestinians

    The Obama administration cut off funding for the U.N. cultural agency on Monday, after its member countries defied a U.S. warning and approved a Palestinian bid for full membership.


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