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Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.Prime ... Read more...

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US not to negotiate with Al-Qaeda over hostage


May 8th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda about an elderly US hostage, kidnapped from Pakistan and being held by the militant group since last ... Read more...

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Jessica Buchanan to arrive in a commercial flight from Somalia


January 31st, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jessica Buchanan, the American aid worker who was dramatically rescued by the US Navy SEALs in the Somalia, is scheduled to arrive in the United States on ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Second Lead, Changing dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the terror group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda holding US aid worker hostage in Pakistan


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said Thursday in a statement seen by US website monitors.He ... Read more...

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French woman aid worker kidnapped in Yemen: Report


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 23 (IANS) A French woman aid worker has been abducted in Yemen, a media report said.Citing Yemeni security officials, French broadcaster RTL said two foreign nationals, including a ... Read more...

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69 die in Nigeria attacks, UN condemns it (Lead)


November 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Accra/United Nations, Nov 6 (IANS) At least 69 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks, blamed on an Islamist militant group, in two towns in Nigeria, the Red ... Read more...

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Japan facing ‘monumental’ task to get food, water and medicines to tsunami survivors


March 16th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 16(ANI): The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said that supplies of food, water and medicines were starting to run out in temporary shelters built ... Read more...

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Beauty with brains: Brit student wins World Miss University title


December 18th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A British student, who is an honours graduate, a champion kick-boxer, a model, an actress, and an aid worker, has become the first in UK to win the ... Read more...

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British aid worker released after kidnapping in Somalia


October 20th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' who were kidnapped last week in Somalia's central Adado region were released and reportedly on their way back home.Frans Bernard, ... Read more...

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Linda Norgrove Killed By Her Captors In Bomb Vest Blast


October 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez A female British aid worker Linda Norgrove, who was kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan was killed by her captors during a rescue attempt last Friday. Foreign Secretary William Hague announced ... Read more...

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Taliban refresh their stamp on Afghan justice


October 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 8 (ANI): The Taliban in Afghanistan appears to have expanded its judicial writ once again after a gap of eleven years.According to the New York Times, the insurgents are ... Read more...

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NATO forces in massive rescue operation to free Scottish woman abducted in Afghanistan


September 28th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept 28 (ANI): NATO forces are reportedly carrying out a massive rescue operation in Eastern Afghanistan in an attempt to rescue a Scottish female aid worker and three Afghans who were ... Read more...

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Taliban will swap kidnapped UK aid worker for arrested Pak scientist Aafia Siddique


September 27th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.27 (ANI): Militants claiming to have kidnapped a British aid worker are demanding an exchange for the Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui.A local Taliban commander named Mohammad Osman said he had ... Read more...

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Brit female aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan


September 27th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): A British female aid worker, along with three Afghan fellow workers, has reportedly been kidnapped by suspected insurgents in Afghanistan.According to The Telegraph, they were seized at ... Read more...

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Afghans stone US convoy protesting Quran burning plan


September 9th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) Thousands of Afghans demonstrated Thursday north of the capital Kabul by throwing rocks at Afghan police and a US military convoy to protest a US church's plan ... Read more...

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British ministers escape protests in flood-hit Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/London, Aug 19 (IANS) Two British cabinet ministers on a tour of flood-hit Pakistan were airlifted to safety after their convoy came under attack in an area ravaged by the ... Read more...

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UN assessment doubles flood homeless in Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (DPA) The UN Thursday doubled to four million its estimate of the number of people left homeless by floods in Pakistan as the deaths of three children in ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda vows to kill more French in north Africa


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 2 (DPA) The north African offshoot of Al Qaeda will kill more French citizens, a jailed senior leader vowed in remarks published Monday, following last week's execution by the ... Read more...

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Uganda bombings: US worried over emergence of new Islamic terror group


July 13th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 13 (ANI): Sunday's devastating bomb blast in Ugandan capital Kampala, which killed over 70 persons, including an American aid worker, has worried the United States, as it fears that ... Read more...

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Indian-origin aid worker on ship attacked by Israel (Lead)


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian-origin British aid worker, who was on a ship that was part of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla attacked by Israeli commandos, is believed to be in an ... Read more...

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Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (DPA) A Pakistani journalist who was captured during a naval attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla alleged Wednesday that Israeli soldiers were shooting people in cold blood. Talat Hussain, one ... Read more...

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Indian-origin aid worker on ship attacked by Israel


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian-origin British aid worker is on the ship that was part of the Gaza-bound flotilla attacked by Israel. His family, anxiously waiting for news about ... Read more...

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Extremists kill five, injure six US-based NGO workers in gun, grenade attack in NWFP


March 10th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.10 (ANI): Armed assailants stormed into a building housing the office of a US based non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Wednesday killing at least five persons in Manshera region of North West ... Read more...

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Scotland aid worker Habib Malik wins Burns Humanitarian Award


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 23 (ANI): Habib Malik, the Scotland area manager of Islamic Relief, has been named for the Burns Humanitarian Award for his aid work in some of the poorest parts of ... Read more...

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Miracle as 23-day old baby girl rescued alive after eight days of Haiti quake


January 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince, Jan 21(ANI): In what is being termed as a miracle, a 23-day old baby girl was rescued alive by search teams eight days after Haiti earthquake.The teams rescued 23-day-old Elisabeth ... Read more...

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‘Thousands’ need unavailable medical care in quake-hit Haiti: doctors


January 16th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Port au Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) Thousands of people were flocking Friday to makeshift hospitals run by the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in the quake-devastated Haitian capital Port au ... Read more...

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Shortages become acute on ground in Haiti (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) Time was rapidly running out to find survivors from the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday. Haiti woke ... Read more...

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Haiti quake survivors prepare to spend third night in open (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) As Haitians covered thousands of decomposing bodies in sheets, hundreds of survivors cocooned themselves in shroud-like cloths as they prepared to spend another cold night in the open. Port-au-Prince ... Read more...

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Duchess Of York slapped with Turkish charges over orphan film


November 20th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Fergie, the Duchess Of York, has come a step closer to standing trial in Turkey after she was served with legal papers by Scotland Yard yesterday.The Royal is ... Read more...

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Philippine rebels free Red Cross worker after 25 weeks


July 12th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Manila, July 12 (DPA) An Italian humanitarian aid worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was freed Saturday, 25 weeks after he was kidnapped by Muslim militants in the ... Read more...

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Aid workers forced to leave Sri Lanka under strict new visa rules


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka is reportedly hampering international relief efforts by forcing dozens of British and other foreign aid workers to leave the country because it considers them sympathetic to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka accused of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Tamil areas


May 26th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), May 26 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has been accused of launching a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" following its victory over the Tamil Tigers in the country's 26 year ... Read more...

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Top LTTE leaders killed while trying to surrender: Report


May 24th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two top Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leaders had tried to negotiate their surrender but were killed by the Sri Lankan army while "holding white flags", a ... Read more...

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