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Juanda International Airport. Queen 'could move out of Buckingham Palace' - BBC News. The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow maintenance work costing £150m to be carried out.

Queen 'could move out of Buckingham Palace' - BBC News

It is one option being considered by the royal household, which says the palace needs new plumbing and wiring, with some rooms last decorated in 1952. Bill Gates drinks water distilled from human faeces. 7 January 2015Last updated at 13:00 ET.

Bill Gates drinks water distilled from human faeces

Australian police forensics tsunami 2004 thailand. Baghdad's ballet school: a tiny island of creativity amid violence. Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn. It is an image famous in a thousand postcards: giraffe, rhino and zebra pacing the savannah with city skyscrapers towering in the background.

Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn

But flanked by one of the continent’s fastest growing cities, Kenya’s capital Nairobi, east Africa’s oldest national park is under threat. “There is huge pressure on the park,” said conservation activist Paula Kahumbu, who heads the Wildlife Direct campaign group. Rich countries to discuss Green Climate Fund in Berlin. 19 November 2014Last updated at 21:54 ET By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst One UK minister said rich nations must help developing nations struggling with the effects of climate change Rich countries are meeting in Berlin on Thursday to pledge cash to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.

Rich countries to discuss Green Climate Fund in Berlin

The Green Climate Fund is designed to help poor nations adapt to climate extremes like droughts and floods and to buy low-carbon energy sources. Rich nations previously vowed that by 2020, developing countries would get $100bn (£64bn) a year from such a fund. The Berlin conference aims to create a focus that will embarrass governments to come forward with contributions. The fund is supposed to hold at least $10bn by the end of 2014. President Obama has pledged $3bn, Japan has offered $1.5bn, and France and Germany have also offered significant sums. Christchurch: The pop-up city. 8 November 2014Last updated at 20:19 ET By Megan Lane Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch: The pop-up city

My other children, the orphan gorillas of Virunga. 7 November 2014Last updated at 19:24 ET By Vibeke Venema BBC World Service Park ranger Andre Bauma has been taking care of orphaned mountain gorillas at Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, for the past seven years, and he says he loves them as if they were his own children.

My other children, the orphan gorillas of Virunga

Bali cashew factory changes villagers' fortunes. India lion cub leads guard to its mother's corpse. 12 August 2014Last updated at 06:57 ET By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi Wildlife officials say cubs are dependent on their mothers for survival until the age of two-and-a-half to three years A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

India lion cub leads guard to its mother's corpse

A forest guard, who saw the cub hiding in the bushes, followed it and went on to discover the body on a nearby hill. The cub then guarded his mother until the ranger returned with forest and police officials to remove the carcass. Green Climate Fund. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a fund within the framework of the UNFCCC founded as a mechanism to transfer money from the developed to the developing world, in order to assist the developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.

Green Climate Fund

The GCF is based in the new Songdo district of Incheon, South Korea. It is governed by a Board of 24 members and initially supported by an Interim Secretariat. ‘The Green Climate Fund will support projects, programmes, policies and other activities in developing country Parties using thematic funding windows’.[1] It is intended to be the centrepiece of efforts to raise Climate Finance of $100 billion a year by 2020. Department for International Development. The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department with a Cabinet Minister in charge.

Department for International Development

It was separated from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1997. The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". The current Secretary of State for International Development is Justine Greening. A 2010 report[2] by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) identified DFID as 'an international development leader in times of global crisis'. DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance. World Heritage Site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance.[1] The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 states' parties[2] which are elected by their General Assembly.[3] The programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.

World Heritage Site

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