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Philippine typhoon toll crosses 490 (Lead)

December 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The toll in a devastating typhoon in the Philippines Sunday rose to 497, the Red Cross said.Typhoon Washi battered the Mindanao island Saturday night causing massive ... Read more...

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Schoolgirls lured into prostitution in Colombia

September 12th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Criminal gangs in Colombia are reportedly luring young schoolgirls into prostitution in the South American nation, a media report said. This phenomenon is fast catching up in the slums ... Read more...

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Hundreds of children missing after Pakistan floods

September 10th, 2010 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Hundreds of children have been missing following the devastating floods in Pakistan, a media report said. Some 10 million parents were separated from their children and many are ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases Spanish hostages after eight months

August 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 22 (DPA) Two Spanish hostages kidnapped and held in Mali by Al Qaeda for eight months were released Sunday, local sources and regional news network al-Arabiya reported. The two men, ... Read more...

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India mends Uganda kids’ hearts, Tharoor bids hearty ‘bye

March 14th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Tired yet relieved, parents and their little ones who came all the way from Uganda to seek treatment for heart diseases were Sunday seen off by ... Read more...

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Fresh fury over caning of three women in Malaysia

February 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21(ANI): Malaysian Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Ivy Josiah has said that the recent caning of three women is the extent to which moral policing will go.They were ... Read more...

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World’s least known bird rediscovered in Afghanistan

January 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Scientists have rediscovered a species of bird, which has only been observed alive on three previous occasions since it was first discovered in 1867, in a remote land ... Read more...

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Security concerns halt some Haiti aid distribution

January 15th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 15 (DPA) Distribution of food and shelter items in parts of Haiti had to be halted in certain locations owing to safety fears, an aid organisation said Friday. "The distribution at ... Read more...

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Medical services in Haiti ‘overwhelmed’ by quake

January 14th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 14 (DPA) A medical aid organisation said Thursday that its teams in Haiti were overwhelmed by the number of injured from the devastating earthquake that are now seeking help. At least ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead in massive earthquake in Haiti (Third Lead)

January 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Hundreds of people were feared dead Wednesday in Haiti after a major earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.0 magnitude quake is thought to be the worst ... Read more...

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Indians among foreign sex workers held in Malaysia

November 29th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29(IANS) Forty-nine Indian women were among thousands of foreign sex workers arrested in Malaysia this year for engaging in prostitution, says a report released Sunday that speaks of growing ... Read more...

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‘Busy wives responsible for high demand of prostitutes in Malaysia’

November 29th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29 (ANI): The demand for prostitutes in Malaysia is growing, if official figures on the arrests of foreign call girls is anything to go by.Busy, career-chasing wives are among ... Read more...

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Weeks after cyclone Aila, civic amenities in disarray: Oxfam

June 12th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Weeks after cyclone Aila devastated parts of West Bengal and its green lung the Sunderbans, an international aid body Friday said that hundreds of people are still ... Read more...

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How the Taliban has turned extortion into a gold mine

June 7th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Can Merey Kabul, June 7 (DPA) Creating an Islamic emirate and getting rid of all the infidels. Those are the declared goals of Afghanistan's Taliban militants.The war of the self-styled religious ... Read more...

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Taliban kills Brit woman in Kabul

October 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct.20 (ANI): The Taliban has killed a British woman working for a Christian charity. A Telegraph report said that two gunmen on a motorbike shot the woman, who was identified as ... Read more...

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French hostages freed in Afghanistan

August 3rd, 2008 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, Aug 2 (DPA) Two employees of the French aid organisation Action Contre La Faim (ACF) who were taken hostage in Afghanistan two weeks ago were freed Saturday, the French government confirmed. ... Read more...

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Malaysian womens groups campaign for safe sex

June 3rd, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jun 03 (ANI): A number of womens groups in Malaysia have come forward in support of the Health Ministry for promoting the use of condoms to combat HIV, saying ... Read more...

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Malaysian girls’ uniform encourages rape comment sparks debate

May 23rd, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) A Malaysian student body's statement that the uniform worn by girls in government-run schools encourages "rape and pre-marital sex" has triggered a nationwide debate on social mores. ... Read more...

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German aid group puts Myanmar cyclone death toll at 50,000

May 8th, 2008 - 4:22 am ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 8 (DPA) A German aid organization estimated Wednesday that the death toll in Myanmar from Cyclone Nargis exceeded 50,000, based on its local knowledge and a visit by a ... Read more...

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Hare Krishna leader accused of paedophilia in Cambodia

March 6th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Phnom Penh, March 6 (DPA) The president of a Hare Krishna-affiliated aid organisation has been arrested from a guest house, allegedly in the company of two young girls in a state of ... Read more...

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