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Iran earthquake toll rises to 306 dead, more than 3,000 injured


August 14th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by BNO News
TABRIZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after two devastating earthquakes struck northwestern Iran over the weekend has risen to at least 306, the country's ministry of health said on Monday. ... Read more...

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300 killed in twin quakes in Iran (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after two major earthquakes jolted northwestern Iran, the toll has risen to 300, Fars news agency reported.According to Iranian Seismological Centre, a quake measuring ... Read more...

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Seven Iranian aid workers kidnapped in Libya


August 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of seven Iranian aid workers have been kidnapped in Libya's Benghazi city, said an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) official.The seven men, ... Read more...

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Dozens of Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers


March 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza/Ramallah, March 30 (IANS) Palestinian demonstrators marking the 36-year-anniversary of Land Day on Friday in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip clashed with the Israeli security forces, leaving dozens ... Read more...

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UAE Red Crescent hosts Iftar parties in Jerusalem


August 31st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent hosted massive Iftar parties in different parts of Jerusalem during last days of Ramadan.Over 6,000 poor men, women, orphans and people with ... Read more...

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Terror attack at Iran mosque


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) A terror attack Wednesday at a mosque in Iran has "killed tens of people", an official said.Mohammad Yaghoub Jedgal, an official, said the terror strike outside Imam Hossein ... 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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For ailing Afghan kids, a healing touch from India (Feature)


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Quietly, India has been helping mend Afghan hearts. With hundreds of children in war-torn Afghanistan dying of congenital heart disease every year, many are now ... Read more...

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UAE troops distribute aid in Afghanistan


August 16th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) The UAE military Monday distributed 30 tonnes of relief material in the flood-affected areas of Afghanistan. The material was distributed in coordination with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).ARCS ... Read more...

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Floods leave at least 30 dead in Balochistan, Pakistan


July 24th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by BNO News
QUETTA, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – At least 30 people were killed and hundreds of houses were swept away by floods triggered by heavy rains in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, local television ... Read more...

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Iran’s Red Crescent says thousands sign up to join aid convoy to Gaza


June 7th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran's Red Crescent Society will attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza by sending aid through the air and sea, the organization said in a statement on ... Read more...

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UAE donates 700 tonnes of aid to Gaza


May 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Rafah, May 28 (IANS/WAM) About 700 tonnes of food and emergency medical aid from the UAE have been sent to the Gaza Strip to help mitigate the deteriorating humanitarian condition of the ... Read more...

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Red Cross dismayed over lack of first-aid training in Afghanistan


May 26th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): The Red Cross has reportedly expressed its dismay over the lack of basic first aid skills and facilities in war ravaged Afghanistan.The Telegraph quoted some Afghan Red ... Read more...

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`Scorpion’ Taliban send farmers scurrying from area controlled by NATO troops


May 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan), May 17 (ANI): The largest American-led military operation in Marja in Afghanistan has led to the Taliban terrorizing the local population, especially the farming community. So intense is ... Read more...

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AMU alumni set up health camp for Kumbh mela pilgrims


April 9th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will set up a health camp April 12-14 for the pilgrims attending the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, a statement by ... Read more...

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‘Cross Regional Learning on Indigenous Knowledge on DRR’ to be held in Bangladesh


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies along with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, and with due support of Disaster Preparedness European Commission's Humanitarian Aid ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 10, injures 20 in Pakistan (Lead)


November 14th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (DPA) Ten people were killed and 20 injured in a car suicide bombing near a police check post in Pakistan's northwestern region Saturday, officials said. The bomber detonated his ... Read more...

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Bangladesh braces itself for `Cyclone Aila’


May 25th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 25 (ANI): Residents in Bangladesh said Monday that they were bracing themselves to meet the damage likely to be caused by "Cyclone Aila"as it crosses the Bay of Bengal.The national ... Read more...

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Militants in Swat, Bajaur and other areas forced people to relocate: Zardari


May 8th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has denounced militancy, saying that it has forced hundreds of thousands of people to migrate to safer places from tribal areas of ... Read more...

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Cyclone Bijli hits Bangladesh coast


April 18th, 2009 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 18 (DPA) Cyclone Bijli hit the Bangladeshi coast late Friday night, but the tropical storm had weaken slightly before reaching the southeastern shoreline, officials said. A Bangladesh meteorological department statement said ... Read more...

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Somali Red Crescent compound hit by mortar


April 14th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- A compound housing a limb-fitting center of the Somali Red Crescent Society in Mogadishu was hit by a mortar on Monday, according to the International Committee of the ... Read more...

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Mutiny spreads outside Dhaka, government-troopers begin talks (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Amid reports that the uprising by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers had spread beyond Dhaka, a government team here Thursday began talks with the mutineers who had a ... Read more...

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Strong quake kills three in Iran; tremors felt across Gulf (Second lead)


September 10th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran/Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 26 injured in a 6.1-magnitude quake that hit the southern coast of Iran and spread panic among people in neighbouring countries ... Read more...

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UAE firm to help homeless in India during Ramadan


August 31st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 31 (IANS) To mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a leading United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based real estate developer will make significant contribution for building houses for the homeless in ... Read more...

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Over 200,000 people in Pakistan need urgent help: ICRC


August 23rd, 2008 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 23 (Xinhua) Armed conflict on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan has left more than 200,000 displaced people in urgent need of assistance, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has ... Read more...

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Workers affected by Dubai fire get interim relief


May 20th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 20 (IANS) Over 600 workers, a majority of them Indians, who lost their livelihood in a market fire here last month, have been given interim relief. On the ... Read more...

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IAF plane with relief materials leaves for Bangladesh


November 30th, 2007 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Nov 30 (ANI): An Indian Air Force (IAF) transport plane carrying relief materials for the victims of the cyclone that hit Bangladesh recently left for Dhaka from here today.The ... Read more...

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Aids pour in Bangladesh, as death toll figure swells


November 19th, 2007 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka/New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): The official death toll in Thursday night's cyclonic storm in Bangladesh has crossed over 3, 000, as aid and relief workers continue to help thousands of families ... Read more...

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Red Crescent fears death toll in cyclone-hit Bangladesh may cross 10,000


November 19th, 2007 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Nov 19 (ANI): The death toll in the cyclone-hit country may cross 10,000, according to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. "We have already identified 2,750 bodies. Based on our experience in ... Read more...

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President condoles loss of lives in Bangladesh hurricane; toll crosses 2000


November 18th, 2007 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi/Dhaka, Nov 18 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today condoled the loss of lives in Bangladesh, which has been hit by a hurricane.Patil in her condolence message to Bangladesh President ... Read more...

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