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Pakistan hails UAE aid


May 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS/WAM) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has hailed the humanitarian efforts of UAE charity Red Crescent Authority (RCA) for flood victims in the country.He said the RCA ... Read more...

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Marathon runner proposes ahead of finish line


April 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) A marathon runner in London stopped 800 yards from the finish line, and got down on one knee in front of his girlfriend and proposed.The action ... Read more...

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Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study. "Until now, there ... Read more...

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Holmes to become Hilfiger ambassador


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is to become the ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger's new line, The Promise Collection.The 32-year-old has teamed up with the designer to ... Read more...

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Rowling plans ‘Harry Potter’ encyclopaedia


April 18th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is a woman of her words. She had promised fans an encyclopaedia on her popular series, and has now revealed it ... Read more...

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Theron donates dresses to charity


April 17th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron is auctioning off dresses from her closet to raise money for her charity fighting AIDS in Africa.The star has donated designer gowns she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man collapses attempting Scrabble world record


April 16th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A 55-year-old Briton -- who was a diabetes patient -- collapsed due to dehydration while playing Scrabble for 15 hours and attempting to break the world ... Read more...

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Portman named Free The Children ambassador


April 5th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman has been roped in as the ambassador for Free the Children, a charity that helps youngsters in developing countries.Portman says she is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Land mine removers abducted in Afghanistan


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three people who cleared land mines and worked for a British-American humanitarian group have been abducted in Afghanistan, Kabul-based Bahtar news agency reported.The men from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neymar, Messi in charity match


April 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 1 (IANS) Santos star striker Neymar has been invited to take part in a charity match featuring Argentina's superstar Lionel Messi.The friendly match will consist of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gaga launches poster contest


March 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga wants budding young artists to create posters on the theme of bravery for her newly launched charity, Born This Way Foundation, which aims ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

David Walliams to meet British PM


March 28th, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Comedian David Walliams has been invited to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron this week to discuss his charity endeavours.Walliams and his fellow comedian John ... Read more...

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My grandmom has a very good sense of humour: Prince Harry


March 12th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Prince Harry says his grandmother has a good sense of humour and his family is the same as any other family when it comes to humour ... Read more...

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Two Christians kidnapped in Pakistan


February 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Two Pakistani Christians working for a South Korea-run hospital in the port city of Karachi were Wednesday abducted by armed gunmen, police said.Four armed men stopped ... Read more...

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Difficult for Britain’s poor families to heat homes


February 21st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Poverty-stricken families in Britain can now set aside only 60 percent of the money they require to properly heat their homes, a charity said Tuesday.It warned ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rapists of ‘willing’ girl survive tough punishment


February 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Two rapists in Britain escaped harsh punishment after the judge observed their 11-year-old victim was "willing". The duo, however, received 40 months in jail.Roshane Channer and ... Read more...

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Witherspoon wants to hang out with Kate Middleton


February 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon says she wants to be friends with the Duchess of Cambridge.The 35-year-old met the 30-year-old British royal during a charity fundraising event last ... Read more...

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Adele sues French magazine over ’sex tape’


February 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) British singer Adele, who triumphed at the Grammys by winning six awards, is suing a French magazine for publishing stills from what is falsely claimed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Today is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’


February 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you have been wondering how to show kindness to a complete stranger, then today (the 17th of January) may be the best day to do ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hefner honoured with humanitarian award


February 14th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Playboy owner Hugh Hefner has been conferred with a humanitarian award for his charity endeavours.Hefner was honoured with the Humanitarian of the Year award by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Prince Harry to support injured servicemen


February 13th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Prince Harry is to support a group of injured servicemen as they attempt to climb the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest."Walking With The Wounded has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Eastwood donates fee to charity


February 8th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Actor-director Clint Eastwood has donated the fee he received for his controversial Super Bowl commercial to charity.According to contactmusic.com, the 81-year-old was accused of endorsing ... Read more...

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Model of India’s biggest mosque unveiled


January 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Jan 30 (IANS) The model of what is billed as India's biggest mosque -- accommodating 25,000 in its courtyard -- was unveiled here Monday.The mosque is to come ... Read more...

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Julianne Moore designs Valentine’s cards


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Julianne Moore is spreading love this Valentine's Day - by helping to create a collection of greeting cards for charity.The 51-year-old is collaborating with authors ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gaga to take own foundation to Harvard


January 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga will launch her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University next month.The 25-year-old set up the youth anti-bullying charity with her mother, ... Read more...

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Tom Hardy raises $72,000 for charity


January 14th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy has raised $72,000 for a charity for homeless people.Hardy raised money for Flack Cambridge, an organisation which needed the cash to survive, reports ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anderson to auction her car to raise funds


January 14th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson has offered her luxury car for auction to raise funds for ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.Dailystar.co.uk reports that she has listed the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Student hangs his own painting in museum


January 5th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Warsaw, Poland, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A student artist found the perfect way to hang his painting at a famous Polish museum saying he did not want to wait for ages to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Snoop Dogg wins over $72,000 on ‘The Price is Right’


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rapper Snoop Dogg appeared on the TV show ‘The Price is Right’ and that is not all. As he also managed to win over $72,000 for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Denise Richards designs shoes for charity


December 30th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards has become the latest star to turn shoe designer - she is designing a pair of shoes to raise money for charity.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scarlett Johansson loses out at Hugh Jackman shirt’s auction


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scarlett Johansson’s bid to own the T-shirt of Hugh Jackman was not successful. The shirt went on sale during a special auction to raise money for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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...

Posted in Entertainment |

Blake Lively designs charity cupcake


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively, known for teen drama "Gossip Girl", has designed cupcakes for charity.The 24-year-old was spotted at a Sprinkles Cupcakes store in New York Dec ... Read more...

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