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    Closure of 154 factories near Sunderbans demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:44am on February 15, 2021

    Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan on Sunday placed a 15-point demand for protecting the Sunderbans, which was facing threat of relegating to World Heritage Site in Danger...

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    UNESCO lists couscous as intangible world heritage

    Agence France-Presse .Rabat | Updated at 09:59am on December 17, 2020

    Couscous, the Berber dish beloved across northern Africa’s Maghreb region and beyond, Wednesday joined the UN list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage. The countries...

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    Climate change biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 07:51pm on December 02, 2020

    Climate change has become the biggest threat to UN-listed natural world heritage sites like glaciers and wetlands, and has pushed Australia's Great Barrier Reef into...

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    Bangladesh to reopen heritage sites, museums Wednesday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:11pm on September 15, 2020

    The Department of Archaeology is going to reopen all the heritage sites and museums across the country from Wednesday after six months of closure due...

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    Japanese world heritage site burnt in fire

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:50pm on October 31, 2019

    A major fire devastated a historic Japanese castle on the southern island of Okinawa on Thursday morning, destroying large parts of the world heritage site’s...

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    Relegation of Sunderbans delayed by lying, lobbying: Rakkha Committee

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:31am on July 09, 2019

    Through lobbying and lying, the government convinced the UNESCO to put off for one more year its plan to include the Sunderbans in the list...

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    Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Reuters . Ruins of Babylon | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday,...