There are countless heritage sites in India to wander and explore. If you love visiting incredible cultural and natural wonders while you travel, you’ll want to head straight to India. It’s called Incredible India for a reason! Out of every country in the world, India ranks sixth for having the most UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 37 in total. They’re scattered all over the country, so you’ll either have to spend quite a bit of time in India to check them all off your list or travel to India multiple times. The most recent UNESCO India site was added in 2018. I am certain that even more will be added in the future. India is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. It’s also unique because it’s the birthplace of several religions, like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and more. With the rise and decline of dozens of empires and dynasties, India has such an amazing history with architectural and natural marvels. The cultural UNESCO sites in India … [Read more...] about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India That You Need to See
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Danmarks Indsamling in 2014. Photo: Christian Liliendahl/Ritzau Scanpix The purpose of Denmark’s largest televised charity event, Danmarks Indsamling, is to raise money “to help people in some of the poorest countries in the world to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” Peter Kenworthy discusses whether the causes of poverty should be given more attention through the event. On February 2nd, annual charity event Danmarks Indsamling culminates with a large show on Danish national television. Before and during the show, 12 of the largest Danish humanitarian NGOs that run the event try to raise as much money as possible – this year in aid of poor and vulnerable girls worldwide. Danmarks Indsamling focuses particularly on contributing to the six first UN Sustainable Development Goals. Amongst other things, these goals attempt to facilitate the end to world poverty, hunger, and epidemics such as AIDS, TB and malaria, as well as secure clean drinking … [Read more...] about Opinion: Danmarks Indsamling is admirable, but what about the causes of poverty?
Scott Smith, Associated Press Updated 12:26 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Venezuelan citizens living in Brazil hold signs that read in Spanish "S.O.S. Venezuela. Don't leave us alone," left, and "Maduro. Illegitimate," during protest against the inauguration of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro outside Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro started a second, six-year term Thursday despite international cries urging him to step down and return democratic rule to a country suffering a historic economic implosion. less Venezuelan citizens living in Brazil hold signs that read in Spanish "S.O.S. Venezuela. Don't leave us alone," left, and "Maduro. Illegitimate," during protest against the inauguration of Venezuela's President ... more Photo: Eraldo Peres, AP … [Read more...] about Venezuela’s Maduro celebrates 2nd term as crisis deepens
1. January: admire the Northern Lights in Lapland The area around Kiruna in northern Sweden is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. The Aurora Sky Station in Abisko is a particularly good location. READ ALSO: How to take the best pictures of the Northern Lights In the meantime, there are plenty of spots in and around the village of Abisko and in the rest of the region. But even the greatest location won't help you if you go at the wrong time, as the sun hides the northern light in the summer. That's why January is one of the best time of the year to hunt for the aurora borealis – just remember you're never guaranteed to see them. Swedish Lapland. Photo: Hjalmar Andersson/imagebank.sweden.se 2. February: go skiing February's the season for skiing in Sweden, especially around sportlov, the winter sports break – but even at the busiest times, don't expect the crowds and long queues of the better-known French or Italian resorts. READ ALSO: The … [Read more...] about 12 things you must do in Sweden in 2019
1. Opportunity for peace on the Korean PeninsulaDPRK leader Kim Jong-un (left) and US President Donald Trump in a summit in Singapore on June 12th, 2018 (Photo: Xinhua)Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un have met three times in 2018 amid warming ties between the two Koreas. The two leaders met each other two times in the Truce Village of Panmunjom, on April 27th and May 26th. The third inter-Korean summit took place at Pyongyang on September 20th. At the events, the two leaders signed the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declaration in which RoK President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un agreed to end hostile relations, increase cooperation and exchanges, and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Earlier, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un on April 27th officially stepped over a cracked slab of concrete, the world’s most heavily armed border, to greet the RoK’s President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders met at the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two countries for a historic summit, the … [Read more...] about Ten most significant world events in 2018