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Palestinians to submit 20 sites for UNESCO World Heritage listing

The Palestinians are poised to submit the names of 20 sites in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza for addition to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, an official said on Thursday. “Within the next few days, we will submit a tentative list of 20 sites to be added to…

Pope voices fears of ‘eclipse of God’

SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain — Pope Benedict XVI Friday warned of an “eclipse of God” as he spoke to nuns outside a 16th century Spanish monastery during protest-hit Catholic youth celebrations. About 1,600 nuns clapped and cheered as the 84-year-old pontiff arrived at the monastery of San Lorenzo…