• FILE: This aerial view taken in Liverpool, northwest England on 2 October 2020, shows a Mersey Ferry pulling away from Pier Head, near the Liver Building, as it travels on the River Mersey. Picture: Paul Ellis/AFP

    Unesco removes Liverpool from world heritage list

    The International Council on Monuments and Sites, which advises Unesco on the heritage list, said the UK government had been "repeatedly requested" to come up with stronger assurances about the city's future.

  • An undated handout photo shows a scientist assessing coral mortality on Zenith Reef in the Great Barrier Reef. Picture: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/AFP

    Barrier Reef outlook poor despite coral 'recovery': scientists

    The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) said the corals were currently in a "recovery window" after a reprieve that followed a decade of harmful heat stress and cyclones. But such opportunities were becoming rarer due to the impact of climate change, the government agency, which has monitored the reef for 35 years, said in its annual report released Monday.