relief efforts

Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... 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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19 Killed in record downpour in Japan


July 13th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people have been killed as the heaviest rainfall on record pounded Japan's southern island of Kyushu, causing flash floods and mudslides.A month's ... Read more...

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35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

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Ferrari to auction F1 items to help Italian quake victims


June 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/AKI) Automobile giant Ferrari will auction a luxury sports car and Formula 1 memorabilia to help in relief efforts in Italy where two earthquakes killed at least ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura cyclone


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here ... Read more...

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Snowfall cuts off Kashmir from rest of country


January 16th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Life across Kashmir was hit for the second consecutive day Monday as moderate to heavy snowfall continued, cutting off the valley from the rest of the ... Read more...

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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...

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Russia may aid in European debt relief efforts


December 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 15 (IANS) Russia might be willing to contribute up to 10 billion euros ($13 billion) to the eurozone's bailout fund, a European Union (EU) official said."Eurozone assistance will ... Read more...

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Alabama politician involved in sperm donation scandal


December 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Christchurch, NZ, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US politician has some answers to give his wife after reportedly donating sperms to women who wanted babies. Bill Johnson who was once in the ... Read more...

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EU gives flood aid to Pakistan


October 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The European Union has given 6.5 million euros ($9 million) in emergency aid for the flood victims in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday.The UN had ... Read more...

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Floods in eastern India kill at least 59, millions affected


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
BHUBANESWAR (BNO NEWS) -- At least 59 people have been killed as severe flooding continues in eastern India, where over two million people are estimated to have been affected by the flood ... Read more...

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Relief efforts intensified as Orissa floods worsen


September 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa intensified relief efforts Sunday as a fresh round of floods, triggered by heavy rains, left 17 people dead and inundated more than 3,000 villages in ... Read more...

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Rahul visits quake injured in Sikkim


September 21st, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited Sikkim Wednesday and met in a Gangtok hospital people injured in Sunday's quake. Congress sources said Gandhi, who arrived here ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit quake-hit Sikkim (Lead)


September 20th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the quake-hit Sikkim Wednesday to take stock of the rescue and relief efforts, a party leader said.Gandhi ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit Sindh


September 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of people marooned by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have been evacuated even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the authorities ... Read more...

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Iron Maiden fans raise aid for Japan


September 17th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Rock band Iron Maiden fans have raised more than 36,000 pounds for the ongoing relief efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.The ... Read more...

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10 die in Tamil Nadu train collision, survivors recount trauma


September 14th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Arakkonam, Sep 14 (IANS) A big metallic bang... that's what survivors remembered Wednesday from the traumatic moments the night before when an EMU train rammed a stationary passenger train near ... Read more...

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New Pakistani Kashmir president meets Kayani


September 6th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistani Kashmir President Sardar Yaqoob Khan met army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and discussed various issues, including the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) ... Read more...

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UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Flooding in China’s Inner Mongolia region kills at least 22


August 1st, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, MONGOLIA (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy rainfall and flooding in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in recent weeks has left at least 22 people killed and nearly 2 million others affected, ... 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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Lady Gaga designs T-shirt for Japan victims


June 24th, 2011 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga is stepping up her efforts to help the survivors of the Tsunami and earthquake victims by designing a T-shirt for charity.In ... Read more...

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Bieber, Perry, Longoria help Tornado victims


May 25th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, singer Katy Perry and actress Eva Longoria are raising funds to help the victims of the devastating tornado in Missouri, ... Read more...

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Red Cross urges American to donate for Alabama’s victims


April 29th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alabama, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Red Cross has stepped in to provide relief items to victims in Alabama and other states hit by the devastating tornadoes that struck the South Coast ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga to play for Japan benefit


April 15th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga is one of the celebrities who have stood up for Japan since the tsunami struck. The singer first contributed a song for the charity ... Read more...

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Pattinson, Witherspoon to aid quake-hit Japan


April 14th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Actors Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon are among many Hollywood stars to support Japanese musician Yoshiki's efforts to raise money for relief efforts in earthquake and ... Read more...

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Rebecca Black donates for relief efforts in Japan


March 29th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rebecca Black has some soft spot in her heart. The 13-year-old singer has been touched by the plight of the people in Japan following the earthquake ... Read more...

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India promises $1 million for Myanmar quake relief


March 29th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India will provide assistance of $1 million to Myanmar for relief and rehabilitation in the areas affected by last week's earthquake.Last week, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Music concert in London to raise money for Japan victims


March 27th, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Popular record labels Sony and Universal are in talks with concert promoters Live Nation to stage a star-studded music concert in London next month to ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Myanmar quake, offers help


March 26th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday mourned the loss of lives in an earthquake that hit Myanmar Thursday night and offered help in the rescue ... Read more...

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I have never seen the Sabarmati Express, says Godhra ‘mastermind’


March 26th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Godhra (Gujarat), March 26 (IANS) The man who spent eight years in jail on charges of burning the Sabarmati Express in Godhra and killing 59 people has now been ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga raises $1.5m for Japan


March 26th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Lady Gaga has raised 1.5 million dollars for Japan's relief efforts and has vowed to continue helping the victims of earthquake and tsunami disasters.The 'Poker Face' singer was ... Read more...

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India offers help to quake-hit Myanmar


March 26th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India has offered all assistance in relief efforts to Myanmar that was hit by a 6.8 magnitude quake on Thursday."We are saddened to learn about ... Read more...

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India conveys deep condolences, offers assistance to quake-hit Myanmar


March 25th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): India has expressed deep condolences and offered assistance to Myanmar, where over 25 people are feared dead following a massive earthquake that struck the northeastern part of ... Read more...

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