Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have finished two days of ceremonies at the Ise shrine in central Japan.
The upcoming sale has drawn criticism from campaigners who had hoped to turn the facility into an arts center to honour the Irish writer's legacy.
The Hyrcanian forests along the Caspian Sea in Iran and the migratory bird sanctuaries in the Gulf of China are among the new sites that made UNESCO's emblematic World Heritage List this year.
French authorities have no grounds to believe that the fire that wrecked Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral in April was the result of criminal activity, although they are looking into the possibility of negligence, said the Paris prosecutor's office.
The Venezuelan-born designer has handed over the creative director role to Wes Gordon.
Dubbed the "French Spiderman", Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper without a harness in Paris on Monday to raise funds for the renovation of Notre-Dame cathedral.
Efforts to restore Brazil's National Museum are still underway five months after it was engulfed in a devastating fire.
A critically acclaimed painter and sculptor, Kalidou Kasse has been debunking the myth of the starving African artist for years, by showcasing his versatile work at home in Senegal, and abroad.
More than 6,000 people stepped in to save the under-threat 13th century château from crumbling away.
Jewellery inspired by the battle field of World War I exhibited throughout Europe
It's stood for five-thousand years but the modern world around Stonehenge is now imposing change. The main roads leading to the British site are clogged daily with thousands of commuters and tourists
The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow named three new sites and added two extensions to UNESCO’s World Heritage list
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UNESCO considers German caves containing world's oldest art for Cultural Heritage status
In the south of Ardèche, France, euronews meets Japan's Akuzawa Minoru to learn about Aunkai Bujutsu, a newly created martial art.