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World Heritage Site: Place of significance listed by UNESCO
A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. The sites are judged to contain "cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity".

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Spain's Doñana National Park under threat as groundwater pumping continues [Video]

Spain's Doñana National Park under threat as groundwater pumping continues

UNESCO Heritage Site, Doñana National Park is drying out as rising temperatures, reduced rainfall and the pumping of groundwater for intensive agricultural purposes shrink the region’s aquifer. The..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:06Published
Members of Hindu organisation demand the renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh | OneIndia News [Video]

Members of Hindu organisation demand the renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh | OneIndia News

Members of a Hindu organization, Mahakal Manav Sewa, staged a protest near Qutub Minar on Tuesday demanding the renaming of the historically important monument to 'Vishnu Stambh'.The agitation and..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:05Published

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