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Beijing eyes UNESCO status for Mao tomb, Tiananmen Square

The Chinese capital wants to apply for 14 sites in total to receive UNESCO World Heritage status by 2035, the state-run Global Times quoted city official Shu Xiaofeng as saying.

Inuit hunting grounds get UNESCO heritage status

According to the Danish historic monuments office, the area covers more than 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 square miles) of fjords, lakes, rural land and ice caps.

Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage list

The 12 sites include 10 villages, Hara Castle and Oura Cathedral, a Catholic church in Nagasaki that is dedicated to 26 Christians who were executed for their beliefs over four centuries ago.

UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites

The seven mountain temples -- Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa -- were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD.

Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status

The majority of them, built on reclaimed land between the early 1930s and early 1950s, are clustered together in the south of the coastal city where they stand in stark contrast to Victorian Gothic structures.

Unesco heritage status possible for Penang’s gardens, says expert

Nigel Taylor of London's Kew Gardens says mix of cultural and natural features of Penang Botanic Gardens and the hills makes it a strong prospect.

No check against abuse in Sabah’s new heritage law, says Yong

The previous enactment had ensured the protection of many heritage sites in Sabah, says the former chief minister.

Who’s Danny and why’s he ‘buried’ next to Francis Light?

Heritage lovers unhappy that a Hong Kong production company has built a mock tomb at the 231-year-old cemetery where Captain Francis Light and others are buried.

Vivekananda Ashram officially a heritage site

National Heritage Department goes through with official confirmation of 112-year-old building's status after trustees end court tussle.

Court maintains Vivekananda Ashram as heritage site

High Court turns down bid by Vivekananda Ashram owners to strike out gazetting of 110-year-old building and surroundings as a heritage site.