By Benjamin Plackett
Why was Stonehenge built?
Hidden in a reasonably unassuming house in London's upmarket borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the Leighton House Museum, a Wunderkammer of Islamic art and architecture.
This Victorian house in London hides remarkable Islamic interiors — now it is getting its first contemporary work
A pesticide believed to kill bees has been authorized for use in England despite an EU-wide ban two years ago and an explicit government pledge to keep the restrictions.
UK government breaks promise to maintain ban on bee-harming pesticide
Encroaching sands have left little evidence that the Omani village of Wadi al-Murr ever existed, but former inhabitants and curious visitors are coming to rediscover the hamlet engulfed by the desert.
Omanis revive memory of village swallowed by desert
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said.
Mexican farmers find rare statue in citrus grove
Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects of global warming and species loss.
One Planet Summit kick-starts year of crucial environment talks

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