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Nepal quake causes landslide in Langtang area

Nepal quake causes landslide in Langtang area

As Nepal struggles to deal with the aftermath of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake which struck earlier on May 12 (2015)…

Fashion show in Chengdu City , China

Fashion show in Chengdu City , China

College graduates from a vocational college of civil aviation pose for photos during a fashion show held in Chengdu City,…

"Hi-watari"-fire-walking ritual, at a temple in Tokyo

A Buddhist monk takes part in the "hi-watari", or fire-walking ritual, at a temple in Ome City, Tokyo.

Pearl Qatar-man made island in Doha

Pearl Qatar-man made island in Doha

An aerial view of the Pearl-Qatar man-made island in Doha - AFP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Stewart Island in New Zealand

Stewart Island in New Zealand

Stewart Island - Rakiura is renowned for its untouched natural beauty but the locals – human or otherwise – are…

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Geneva: Six football officials have been arrested over corruption charges at governing body FIFA and face extradition to the US. Separately, Swiss prosecutors have launched a criminal case into the 2018 and 2022 football World Cup bids.The suspects, who include a FIFA vice-president, allegedly accepted bribes worth $100m over 20 years.

New Delhi: The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1,100, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas, especially in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states.

Beijing: Chinese mainland authorities welcome the healthy expansion of tourism cooperation and exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, but will not allow its citizens to gamble in Taiwan, Fan Liqing, spokesperson with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said. - Agencies

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Boeing delivers Transaero’s First Next-Generation 737-800
Moscow - Boeing delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable…

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Hill Forts, Rajasthan, India               UNESCO/WHC

- Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
- Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
- Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
- Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
- Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
- Golestan Palace
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
- Historic Centre of Agadez
- Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
- Levuka Historical Port Town
- Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
- Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
- Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine
- El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
- Mount Etna
- Namib Sand Sea
- Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)
- Xinjiang Tianshan
- Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
- Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
- Maloti-Drakensberg Park Source: UNESCO/ WHC

 

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