Miguel Sanchez At least 16 people are confirmed dead and more than 10,000 have been evacuated after a huge fire tore through Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO, Chile, April 14 AFP - Firefighters backed by police and soldiers have battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city...
An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3000 people.
Patricia Leigh Brown It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove.
Peter Robb Almost completely destroyed in the 2011 earthquake, central Christchurch is - very slowly - emerging anew.
Rod Nordland Thirteen years after the Bamiyan Buddhas were blasted into rubble, Afghanistan and UNESCO are at odds over whether or not to rebuild them.
Ella Ide Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a portrait of a Greek deity.
Two structures have collapsed following heavy rain in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, one the world's most renowned archeological parks.
Ruth Pollard errorism has returned to the wild and beautiful Sinai Peninsula, and the region that not long ago was one of Egypt’s most-visited destinations is facing a catastrophic collapse of its already...
The 4700-year-old city of Tyre, assaulted by Egyptians and Babylonians, by Alexander the Great and the Crusaders, has found a defender with a famous lineage.
There's been something missing in the birthplace of Christianity: Christians.
Many of Syria's great cultural monuments are at risk of destruction, Patrick Cockburn writes.
Anthony Ham The famous gorillas of Virunga National Park have survived war, poachers and deforestation. Will oil exploration be the final straw?
The minaret of Aleppo's ancient Umayyad mosque has been destroyed, Syrian state media and a watchdog have reported, with the regime and the opposition blaming each other.
Martin Fackler The threat to forests of airborne pollutants crossing the East China sea is starting to be taken seriously in Yakushima.
Ben Doherty Only around 600 different languages are expected to survive until the end of the century.
Harriet Sherwood The Church of the Nativity is at the eye of a political storm. Harriet Sherwood reports from Bethlehem.
Islamist militants, swinging pick-axes and shouting God's praise, have destroyed ancient tombs of Muslim saints in Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu, sparking international condemnation.
Bamako UNESCO watches in horror as Mali Islamic fundamentalists ravage fabled Timbuktu shrines it had listed as endangered sites just days before.
Natural gas giant Gazprom's long-delayed and controversial ambitions of building Europe's tallest skyscraper in Russia's heritage-proud cultural capital of Saint Petersburg have been revived.