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Belgian ritual and Chinese puppetry join UN-backed list of intangible heritage

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity comes into being...

UNESCO committee adds 12 elements to intangible heritage list

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were today added to the United Nations-backed list of the world''s outstanding examples of...

Egypt's Historic Day Begins Peacefully, Turnout High For Elections

Voting has begun in Egypt, where the nation's first parliamentary elections are being held since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime nine months ago.

Beyond Fighting Crime, FBI Reaches Out To Victims

When FBI agents arrive at the scene of a shooting or a terrorist attack, there's often someone else standing in the background. It's a representative from the FBI's Office for Victim Assistance, there to help people suffer...