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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie wants to help Pakistan’s flood victims


August 18th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UNHCR Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has appealed to the public to donate generously for the flood victims of Pakistan. She also added that she is aware ... Read more...

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Angelina appeals for flood-hit Pakistan


August 18th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Hollywood star Angelina Jolie proclaimed that it's very important for the people to open their eyes to the flood hit victims of Pakistan. She also said ... Read more...

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Floods in Pakistan result of deforestation, dam construction: Experts


August 14th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): It's Independence Day for Pakistan, but there seems to be no freedom from the floods that have been ravaging the country since the past few weeks.Already termed the ... Read more...

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UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

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Floods cause ‘major harm’ to Pakistan’s already fragile economy: IMF


August 11th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 11 (ANI): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the floods will cause "major harm to the economy" of Pakistan as donor and investor concerns are growing over the disaster's ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban asks govt. to reject US aid for flood victims


August 11th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 11 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has urged the government to reject US aid for people affected by the nation's worst floods in 80 years.The floods in Pakistan have claimed ... Read more...

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Robust US aid effort on Pak floods could thwart Taliban influence: Experts


August 10th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): US officials and regional experts reckon that a robust aid effort by the Obama administration to tackle the flood-related crisis in Pakistan could thwart Taliban and other extremist ... Read more...

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UN says Pak floods worse than Asian tsunami, Haiti quake


August 9th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.9 (ANI): Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, has described flood-hit Pakistan as going through an experience that was far worse than ... Read more...

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Floating golf course in Maldives to counter threat of global warming


March 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Islands of the Maldives is poised to build a floating golf course and convention centre in what could be the first of a series ... Read more...

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‘Haiti reconstruction will cost $14 bn’


February 17th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) The earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan 12 caused damages of between $8 billion and $14 billion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said in a study. It estimates ... Read more...

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Andaman tribe’s extermination complete as last member dies


February 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Andaman Islands), Feb.4 (ANI): The last member of a unique tribe has died on India's Andaman Islands.Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker ... Read more...

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Quakes are decade’s worst disasters, says UN report


January 30th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 30 (ANI): A UN-backed report has revealed that almost 60 percent of the people killed by natural disasters in the past decade lost their lives in earthquakes, which makes quakes ... Read more...

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Obama, Bush, Clinton seek funds for Haiti


January 17th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) US President Barack Obama met Saturday with his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who have been enlisted by the White House to coordinate fundraising and ... Read more...

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Ireland to send aid, specialist personnel to Haiti


January 16th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland is to send 85 tonnes of emergency supplies to Haiti as part of the ongoing international aid effort, Irish government officials said Friday.“It is essential that ... Read more...

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Botham revisits site of Tsunami devastation in Sri Lanka


December 26th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 26 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham recently revisited Seenigama, near Galle in Sri Lanka, which faced the brunt of the December 26, 2004 Asian Tsunami that claimed ... Read more...

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Miss Indonesia 2009 linked to ’sex cult’ organisation


December 14th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 14 (ANI): Miss Indonesia 2009 Kerenina Sunny Halim has been linked to an alleged sex cult organisation 'The Children of God', which started in 1968 and is now known ... Read more...

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375 mln people may face climate-related disasters annually by 2015


April 21st, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): UK-based charity Oxfam has suggested that the umber of people hit by climate-related disasters is expected to rise by about 50 percent, to reach 375 million a year ... Read more...

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Lankan businessman pleads to save Pak cricket


March 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.8 (ANI): A businessman who founded a charity that raised two million dollars for Sri Lanka after the December 26, 2004 Asian tsunami, has pleaded for Australia''s cricket community to ... Read more...

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Asia’s premier security forum begins in Singapore


July 24th, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, July 24 (DPA) Asia's top security forum began its annual meeting Thursday to discuss measures that will make member-countries more responsive in dealing with the challenges in the region, especially in ... Read more...

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Red Cross launches $50-mn appeal for Myanmar


May 16th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 16 (DPA) The Red Cross launched an emergency appeal Friday for $50.8 million for Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis. "The cyclone was a monumental disaster and we are now facing a ... Read more...

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Sea erodes pristine Tamil Nadu beach


May 11th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu), May 11 (IANS) Even as deliberations to finalise the draft of a coastal zone management (CZM) are underway, one of its vital issues - seafront erosion - has hit ... Read more...

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Bahrain committed to protecting workers’ rights: minister


February 17th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bahrain is committed to protecting the rights of all its workers, both Bahrainis and foreigners, according to the country's Minister for Labour Majeed Al Alawi. "In my position ... Read more...

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Oz tsunami aid was spent on promoting Left politics on Asians


December 27th, 2007 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.27 (ANI): A survey by The Australian on the contributions by non-government organisations to the Asian Tsunami relief effort has found that the donations were spent on politically correct projects promoting ... Read more...

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