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‘Recycling’ ATM gives cash for old mobile phones


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A recycling ATM offers gadget freaks the option to trade in their discarded mobile phones for cash, rather than dumping them when they go in for ... Read more...

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UAE charities help Myanmar refugees in Thailand


August 10th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 9 (IANS) Food, clothes and 34 tonnes of dates donated by UAE charities have been distributed to displaced Myanmar Muslims in Thailand.The effort is aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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Woman, 96, dies preparing for 70ft abseil


July 30th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) A thrill-seeking 96-year-old British woman collapsed and died just ahead of taking part in a 70-feet abseil, the controlled descent down a rock face using a ... Read more...

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Demand for Olympic torch soars


July 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Biswajit Dey (27), who works in Radisson Edwardian Hotels Group, arrived at Olympic Park early in the morning. Making his way towards the main entrance into ... Read more...

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Man blames seven-year-old girl in sex attack case


July 21st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 61-year-old accused in a sex attack case in Britain escaped scot-free after he told a court his alleged seven-year-old victim pinned him down and forced ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz backs cancer charity


July 21st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz will launch a special T-shirt range that will be sold at stores to help raise money for a women's cancer research fund.She will ... Read more...

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Spice Girls to auction iconic clothes


June 29th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Famous girl band Spice Girls are planning to donate some of their iconic costumes to two children's charities."I've got all my costumes still. I can't ... Read more...

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Forced marriages to be a crime in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in Britain and "will not be tolerated", Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.The decision to create ... Read more...

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Son made marriage stronger: Hilary Duff


June 6th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Singer Hilary Duff says her 10-week-old son Luca Cruz has made her marriage with ex-NHL player Mike Comrie stronger."It's made (our marriage) stronger. Having ... Read more...

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Jessie J wants own perfume


May 21st, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Jessie J says she has big plans for the future, including creating her own fragrance as well as designing her own range of clothes."I'd love ... Read more...

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Overseas companies target China’s ageing population


May 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China, which has one of the world's largest elderly population, has attracted more and more overseas companies in selling products and services for the aged, China ... Read more...

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Bieber scent to be honoured at FiFi awards


May 18th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber's fragrance - Someday - will be honoured at the FiFi (Fragrance Foundation) Awards later this month and the young musician is overjoyed.The ... Read more...

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‘20 million orphaned children in India’


May 15th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Twenty million children in the country do not have either of their parents and lack adequate care and support, an orphaned children's welfare organisation said ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani minors forcibly married in Britain


March 31st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Up to 400 children, including from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, were coerced into or threatened with marriage in Britain last year, a government report has said.A ... Read more...

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German ‘Robin Hood’ doles out money to needy


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A mystery benefactor in a German city has started sending white envelopes stuffed with 8,000 pounds (about $3,600) to people with good causes, sparking speculation a ... Read more...

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Hardy to drive across Siberia for charity


February 29th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) British actor Tom Hardy will drive across Siberia to raise money for a homeless charity.The 34-year-old is a patron of British organisation Flack, which helps the ... Read more...

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Britain’s rich painted themselves in uncharitable way


February 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A charity shop in Britain faced a strange situation when it witnessed rich families, looking for a bargain, thronging in response to its offer of tins ... Read more...

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Perry to donate new song’s proceeds to charity


February 17th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry has decided to donate the proceeds of her new single "Part of me" to charity.The profits from the song will go ... Read more...

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Jennifer Garner uses fame for charity


February 8th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says she uses her fame to do as much charity work as possible and make a positive difference in the world.The 39-year-old, who ... Read more...

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Paula Abdul selling estate for charity


December 20th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Singer Paula Abdul is selling her estate to raise money for charities.The estate, which will be on auction until Dec 21, will include a variety of ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s nude portrait up for auction on eBay


December 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Tony Bennett has placed a charcoal portrait of nude Lady Gaga for sale on the Internet auction site eBay. The image which is signed by ... Read more...

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Donate money for injured soldiers, urges Stevie Nicks


November 28th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Singer Stevie Nicks is urging fans to donate money to military charities after witnessing the difficult situations of injured soldiers.The 63-year-old is a regular visitor to ... Read more...

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Trash Tevez t-shirt campaign brings together United and City fans


October 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A 'Trash Tevez T-shirt' campaign has brought both Manchester United and City football fans together ahead of Sunday's much awaited clash between the two clubs ... Read more...

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World’s largest chocolate bar weighs six tonnes


October 13th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) This giant slab of milk chocolate, that weighs almost six tonnes and measures 13 feet, has broken the world record for the largest chocolate bar.It has ... Read more...

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Today is ‘National Golf Day’


October 4th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 4th of October has been set aside as the National Golf Day. The day was instituted by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to provide means ... Read more...

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20 percent rise in hungry Britons


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Britain has seen a 20 percent increase in the past year alone in the number of people who cannot afford food, a media report said Sunday.FareShare, ... Read more...

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Photos of girls posing for nude charity calendar leaked


September 30th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) A British university's charity calendar has evoked controversy after nude photographs of the women students posing for it were found posted on pornographic sites.Pictures of students ... Read more...

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India is great but…, says Paris Hilton


September 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton flew out of Mumbai early Tuesday saying she had an "eye opening" trip to "beautiful" India but was appalled by its poverty."India ... Read more...

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Just $30 million left for Jackson’s family


September 14th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 14 (IANS) Michael Jackson was once one of the wealthiest singers in the history of entertainment, but his family will get just $30 million after paying ... Read more...

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UAE charities seek to expedite Somalia relief efforts


July 25th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The charities in the UAE Sunday discussed plans to jointly coordinate and expedite the relief efforts in famine-hit Somalia.The meeting was held at the Red ... Read more...

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Thank you and goodbye, says News of the World


July 10th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) "Thank you & goodbye", says the last edition of the News of the World that was published Sunday. The 168-year-old tabloid shut down following a ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole to open nightclub with Jay Z


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Footballer Ashley Cole is planning to open a restaurant-cum-nightclub in partnership with rapper Jay Z.Cole and Jay Z will take in unemployed young people and donate ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria learns sign language


June 9th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS)Actress Eva Longoria has learnt sign language to communicate with her deaf fans."I've had a lot of deaf people who have bought my book and I've been ... Read more...

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I’ve thought of adoption: Debbie Harry


May 30th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Singer Debbie Harry is keen on some social work and wants to provide home to children affected by the recent earthquake in Japan."I've thought of adoption, ... Read more...

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Cruz feels passionate about children causes


May 25th, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz has become more dedicated towards children's charities after becoming a mother herself.Cruz has been passionate about kids' causes and even ... Read more...

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