World Briefs: 30 sites hoping to join Unesco list

30 sites hoping to join Unesco list

MANAMA (Bahrain) • Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy's wine-producing Prosecco hills were among 30 hopefuls in the running to join Unesco's list as the World Heritage Committee met yesterday in Bahrain.

Delegates at the annual meeting will also debate adding locations like Kenya's Lake Turkana and Nepal's Kathmandu Valley to sites considered "in danger".


Eatery ejects Trump spokesman

WASHINGTON • White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant on Friday night because she worked for President Donald Trump.

"Last night, I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," she said on the official Press Secretary Twitter account on Saturday. Red Hen's owner confirmed the incident and said she stood by her decision, the Washington Post reported.


Blast at pro-govt rally in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA • The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two yesterday, as police announced six arrests.

The blast occurred in a packed square as Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was wrapping up a speech before tens of thousands of people. Over 150 were hurt in the ensuing chaos which marred an event meant to build public support for Mr Abiy's ambitious reform agenda.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe