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Stories with organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:25 pm
  • TIMBUKTU, Mali - Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems of idolatry, along with other symbols of the fabled city.

  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:06 am
  • PARIS - A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.