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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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CBI arrests ex-official in health scheme scam


January 7th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a former government official Saturday in Lucknow in connection with a multi-crore-rupee scam related to the implementation ... Read more...

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Woman who lives with 1,000 cats


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) A woman in the US lives with 1,000 cats and she spends a whopping 26,000 pounds every month on them, it was reported here.Lynea Lattazio runs ... Read more...

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EU bans Syrian oil imports


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday imposed a ban on importing Syrian oil by itself, in a step towards tightening its noose around Syrian President Bashar Al ... Read more...

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Tripoli hospitals suffering shortage of medical supplies


August 25th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hospitals in the Libyan capital Tripoli are experiencing a critical lack of medical supplies, the al-Ahram website said Thursday.The hospitals are in dire need of ... Read more...

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UN chief urges political solution to Libyan crisis


August 11th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday called for a political solution to end the ongoing civil war in Libya, which has left thousands of people killed.UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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UAE sends relief material for displaced Libyans


May 21st, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 21 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates plane left for Tunisia Friday with relief material for displaced Libyan citizens who have taken refuge in that country.The 38-tonnes of ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian chief calls for temporary halt in Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 10 (IANS) All parties need to agree to a temporary pause in the ongoing fight in Libya to allow essential supplies and aid to be ... Read more...

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Brit ministers to hold join urgent UN talks over Libya’s humanitarian situation


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British ministers would reportedly hold a join urgent United Nations talks over the "great concern" of humanitarian situation in Libya, today.One of the important aspects of ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to honour Tibetan movement’s Scot hero


March 20th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Mar.20 (ANI): George Patterson, a 90-year-old Scot, will receive a prestigious award from Dalai Lama for his work in the Tibetan movement.In 1949, under increasing pressure from Chinese forces and with ... Read more...

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UAE continues to offer succour to Libyan refugees


March 15th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 15 (IANS/WAM) A relief team from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to offer succour at the Libya-Tunisia border to refugees who have fled Libya following the ... Read more...

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Members of Libya’s mission to UN ask genocidal war criminal Qaddafi to step down soon


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 22 (ANI): Members of Libya's mission to the United Nations have slammed Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi and his regime for carrying out a "genocide" against the citizens of the country, and ... Read more...

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‘Anti-government protests take control of eastern Libyan city of Benghazi’


February 21st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by BNO News
BENGHAZI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-government protesters in Libya have taken over control of the eastern city of Benghazi, the German Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported on Monday.Mohamed Saber, a colonel ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s doctor Arnie Klein files for bankruptcy


January 26th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Jackson’s former dermatologist and long time friend, Arnie Klein has filed for bankruptcy protection. Dr. Arnold Klein is believed to owe between $1 million and ... Read more...

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Penn to be honoured for charity work in Haiti


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Penn will be honoured by Producers Guild of America for his charity work in quake-hit Haiti.Contactmusic.com reports he will be honoured at the PGA's ... Read more...

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UAE aid vessel arrives in Karachi


December 14th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) An aid ship with 600 tonnes of relief material from a UAE charity for the flood affected people in Pakistan has arrived at the Karachi port, it was ... Read more...

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Bolivian miner trapped in Chile to get new job


October 10th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian miner trapped along with 32 Chileans in a mine in Chile for the past 64 days has been promised a new job by Bolivian ... Read more...

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British commandos to use buggy to fight Taliban


September 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Britain's elite Special Air Service commandos, who are considered one of the word's toughest, will soon be undertaking operations in Afghanistan in which they would parachute down ... Read more...

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Sean Penn honoured with Hollywood Humanitarian Award for helping Haiti


September 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Actor and activist Sean Penn has been honoured with this year's Hollywood Humanitarian Award for his charity work in Haiti.The Academy Award winner co-founded the J/P HRO ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to be honoured for Haiti work


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Penn will be honoured for his charity work in earthquake-hit Haiti at this year's Hollywood film festival. The "Milk" star co-founded the J/P Haitian ... Read more...

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Drill mishap delays Chilean mine rescue


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) A drill being used to reach 33 men trapped for almost seven weeks inside a mine in northern Chile broke off and fell to the bottom of the ... Read more...

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Chilean president chats with trapped miners


September 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visited the mine in which 33 people have been trapped since Aug 5 and sent a message of hope in a video chat, amid ... Read more...

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Indian authorities finally release Australia’s CWG equipment


September 18th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian authorities have finally released Australia's Commonwealth Games sporting equipment after it remained in the port for more than 10 days. ACGA (Australian Commonwealth Games Association) chief executive ... Read more...

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Indian envoy steps in to avert Oz Commonwealth Games equipment disaster


September 18th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Indian authorities have finally released Australia's Commonwealth Games sporting equipment after it languished in a port for more than ten days.According to the Herald Sun, the container ... Read more...

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2.5 million children, 1.4 million pregnant women still affected in flood-hit Pak: Report


September 4th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 4(ANI): Over 2.5 million children under the age of five, and about 1.4 million pregnant and lactating women in Pakistan have been affected by the devastating floods in the country, ... Read more...

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India’s tsunami early warning system one of the best


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India's tsunami early warning system is one of the best in the world and, in case of a disaster, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is ready ... Read more...

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Manipur faces food crisis as Nagas start blockade


August 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) The northeastern state of Manipur is staring at an acute scarcity of essentials and fuel with tribal Naga groups enforcing a 25-day economic blockade and accusing New ... Read more...

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Musharraf donates Rs.10 million to aid Pak flood victims


August 9th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 9(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has donated ten million rupees towards the flood relief efforts in the country.The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief coordinator, Chaudhry Shahbaz ... Read more...

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Makeshift plastic bag incubator saves premature baby


August 8th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A paramedic in Britain saved the life of a baby girl born 14 weeks ahead of schedule by building a makeshift incubator out of a plastic bag. Sophie Thomlinson ... Read more...

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Floods continue to ravage Haryana


July 18th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Sirsa (Haryana), July 18 (ANI): Alarmed by the worsening flood situation in Haryana's Sirsa District, the local authorities initiated relief and rescue operations to over scores of people affected by the floods.Multiple ... Read more...

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Israeli Navy intercepts Gaza-bound ship


July 13th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, July 13 (IANS) Israeli naval vessels Tuesday intercepted a Gaza-bound ship carrying aid and ordered it not to continue sailing to the Hamas-controlled enclave, a Palestinian official said. Jamal Al-Khoudary, head of ... Read more...

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Around 16,500 Palestinians cross Egypt’s border with Gaza


June 25th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rafah (Egypt), June 25 (DPA) Around 16,500 Palestinians have crossed Egypt's border with Gaza since it was opened June 1 after Israel's attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a security source said ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan closes border with strife-torn Krygyzstan


June 15th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Osh/Moscow, June 15 (DPA) Uzbekistan closed its border with strife-torn neighbour Krygyzstan Tuesday, after tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees fled the inter-ethnic violence in the former Soviet republic. The official death toll ... Read more...

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100 Indian students trapped in riot-hit Kyrgyzstan


June 14th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) About 100 Indian students are trapped in Kyrgyzstan's violence-hit Osh and Jalalabad cities and are pleading for authorities to bring them back home saying their lives were ... Read more...

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Toll in Kyrgyz violence rises to 82 (Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Bishkek, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethnic violence in south Kyrgyzstan, which has swept the region for the past few days, has claimed the lives of at least 82 people and left over ... Read more...

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