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Mali violence sparks UNESCO fears for Timbuktu

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Mali violence sparks UNESCO fears for Timbuktu

Mali violence sparks UNESCO fears for Timbuktu
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The UN’s cultural organisation UNESCO has named Timbuktu an endangered world heritage site because of the ongoing conflict in Mali.

Originally named a heritage site in 1988, UNESCO says fighting between the state and separatist Tuareg rebels could damage the town’s historical treasures.