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Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines

Mahdi was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

2 killed, 15 injured in storm at World Heritage site in China

Two tourists were killed and 15 others injured in southwest China after a tree fell on them at a World Heritage site during a rare windstorm, officials said on Sunday.

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) can record changes on the ground beneath the aircraft that occur between multiple flights which take exactly the same flight path.

Govt to take steps to facilitate WH status for Assam island

Centre will take all possible steps to expedite the proposal of World Heritage site status for Majuli island located in Brahmaputra river in Assam, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Friday.

UNESCO condemns ancient houses` destruction in Sanaa `strike`

UNESCO condemned the destruction Friday of ancient houses described as a "jewel" of Islamic urban landscape in an alleged Saudi-led air strike on the Yemeni capital`s old quarter that killed five people.

Saudi-led coalition denies bombing Yemen heritage site

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen denied claims that it carried out a strike on the historic old quarter of the capital Sanaa.

Australia welcomes UN call on Great Barrier Reef

Australia has welcomed a draft decision by the United Nations to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list, saying Saturday the move was an endorsement of the government`s plans.

PM Modi visits Terracotta Warriors museum in Xi'an

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday began his tour of China by visiting the Terracota Warriors Museum at Xi'an.

Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site

Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking keen interest in cleaning of Ganga, a group of environmentalists will be petitioning him to pursue with UNESCO for declaration of upper region of the holy river as a World Heritage Site.

Environmentalists for declaration of Ganga as World Heritage

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking keen interest in cleaning of Ganga, a group of environmentalists will be petitioning him to pursue with UNESCO for declaration of upper region of the holy river as a World Heritage Site.

The Best of Hampi: Heritage-rich, Charming and Hippy

The Best of Hampi: Heritage-rich, Charming and Hippy

Pooja Bhula is fascinated by Hampi's unique natural landscape, rich heritage and how it's now also accommodates a very bohemian way of life...

KCR seeks inclusion of Hyderabad as UNESCO world heritage site

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has urged the Centre to name Hyderabad as India's official entry for inclusion in UNESCO's world heritage sites.

Top international cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Race

Top international cyclists will participate in South Asia`s Biggest 10th Hero MTB Himalaya (cycling) Race starting from here on September 27.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a "Godzilla" like monster.

`India has one of the richest repositories of heritage`: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India has one of the richest repositories of heritage anywhere in the world and it is critical that attempts are made to find practical and innovative ways to preserve and maintain this heritage.

1800-yr-old metal spheres excavated beneath Mexican pyramid

Archaeologists, using a camera-equipped robot, have discovered hundreds of enigmatic, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City.