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Mount Etna among 19 new UNESCO World Heritage sites

PARIS (Reuters) - The Mount Etna volcano and Italy's Medici Villas were among 19 sites that have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list of places of "outstanding universal value". The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Committee, meeting in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh for its 37th annual session, added five natural sites and 14 cultural ones on Sunday to its list of global treasures.

UNESCO adds 6 Syrian World Heritage sites to danger list

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided Thursday to place six World Heritage sites in Syria on its list of sites in danger due to the ongoing armed conflict in the country. In a statement released by the 37th World Heritage Committee Meeting underway in Phnom Penh, it said the listing of the six historical sites is aimed at drawing attention to the risks they are facing because of the "situation in the country".
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