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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

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400,000 people fled Libya: UN


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Some 400,000 people have fled the violence in Libya, the UN said Friday.Some 83,000 foreign nationals have been repatriated, but 12,000 more remain at the ... Read more...

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‘Unprepared’ Pak confronts challenge of fighting burqa-clad suicide bombers


December 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 27(ANI): Pakistan's security officials and experts have called for a review of security arrangements across the country to be prepared for future burqa-clad suicide bombers.It comes after a suicide ... Read more...

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Pakistan food aid programme halted after suicide attack


December 27th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A UN agency has temporarily shutdown its food aid programme in Pakistan's restive tribal region after a suicide bomb attack on one of its posts killed 46 ... Read more...

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UN suspends food aid in Pak following suicide attack till situation stabilizes


December 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 27(ANI): The World Food Program (WFP), the food aid branch of the United Nations, has temporarily shut down operations in the northwest region of Pakistan following a suicide bombing ... Read more...

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Australia doubles Pak flood aid to 75 million dollars


September 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): The Australian government has decided to raise its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan by 40 million dollars to bring its total commitment to 75 million dollars.Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd ... Read more...

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UN to review security of foreign aid workers in Pak following Taliban threat


August 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.27 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that it reviewing security measures of its aid workers involved in flood relief in Pakistan following a warning from a top US ... Read more...

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Flooding spreads to south Pakistan, hundreds of thousands evacuating villages


August 24th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their inundated villages, as the massive floods in Pakistan spread to the southern province of Sindh, the United Nations (UN) ... Read more...

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Maltese-flagged cargo ship released after being hijacked


July 29th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) – A Maltese-flagged merchant vessel was released on early Thursday morning after being hijacked for more than five months by Somali pirates, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ... Read more...

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UN agencies assisting Sri Lanka in flood relief


May 22nd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 22 (ANI): United Nations agencies have confirmed that they will be providing assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka in giving relief to over 600,000 people affected by the heavy ... Read more...

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UN Humanitarian Air Service in Guinea could discontinue due to lack of funding


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:13 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations announced Tuesday that its Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Guinea may discontinue because of lack of funding.The service needs over $3 million before the ... Read more...

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Quetta Shura may prevail despite arrest of 7 of 15 top Taliban leaders


February 26th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb. 26 (ANI): After the arrest of seven of 15 top leaders of the Quetta Shura, the Afghanistan Taliban may have come under intense pressure, but the formation of other ... Read more...

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Sofia Vergara raises $50,000 for Haiti victims by shaving George Lopez


January 29th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Modern Family’s star Sofia Vergara did her bit for the Haiti earthquake victims, by raising $50,000. She pleaded with the host of ‘Lopez Tonight’ George Lopez ... Read more...

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7-year-old schoolboy raises $160,000 for the Haiti earthquake victims


January 26th, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 7-year-old schoolboy Charlie Simpson was very upset when he saw that the earthquake had rocked Haiti, and that there was devastation all over. The ... Read more...

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‘Hope for Haiti Now’ album is No.1 in 18 countries


January 25th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hope for Haiti show was a huge hit, and now its album is claiming the No.1 spot on the iTunes chart in 18 countries. ... Read more...

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Haiti still in turmoil as death toll rises to 200,000


January 19th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-Au-Prince, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though it has been 1 week since the earthquake, Haiti is still in turmoil, as there is no proper system in place. There are reports ... Read more...

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Haiti death toll could be 200,000: EU


January 19th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jan. 19 (ANI): The magnitude-7 Haiti earthquake could have killed almost 200,000 people out of which about 70,000 bodies have been recovered so far, the European Union has said.Quoting Haitian ... Read more...

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UN moving one-fourth of its foreign staff out of Pakistan


January 1st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 1 (ANI): The United Nations has decided to move a quarter of its international staff (60 employees) out of Pakistan over fears of security concerns for at least six ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack two more ships, release third: source


December 29th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- An official with knowledge of the situation on Tuesday said that Somali pirates have hijacked two more vessels, including a UK-flagged chemical tanker.The official, who's authenticity was confirmed ... Read more...

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Islamabad police arrests UN building attack mastermind


November 20th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.20 (ANI): Islamabad police on Friday claimed to have arrested the mastermind of the suicide attack on the UN World Food Program building in which six UN officials were killed and ... Read more...

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Hakeemullah dead, man in video his look- alike brother: Malik


October 7th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.7 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud is dead and the man who appeared in a recent video claiming to ... Read more...

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21 suspected women militants arrested in Bangladesh


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Twentyone suspected women militants and an extremist man were arrested Thursday in the southern Barisal district by Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an official said. RAB ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton discusses Sri Lanka crisis with Rajapaksa


March 13th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday discussed the current situation in Sri Lanka with President Mahinda Rajapaksa over telephone and acknowledged that the island nation was "now ... Read more...

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Pakistan temporarily bans movement of trucks carrying NATO troop supplies


November 17th, 2008 - 9:10 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar (Pakistan), Nov.17 (ANI): American and NATO troops deployed in war-ravaged Afghanistan faced an unexpected crisis on Sunday after Pakistan temporarily stopped oil tankers and container trucks from passing through a ... Read more...

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Food shortage to affect nine million Afghans this winter: NYT


September 19th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.19 (ANI): At least nine million Afghans face the prospect of acute food shortage this winter due to a poor harvest this year. This looming food crisis in Afghanistan could force ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean launches charity to help homeland Haiti


May 22nd, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 22 (ANI): Haitian American musician Wyclef Jean launched a charity in aid of his homeland Haiti called Together for Haiti.Jean is collecting money, food and information on how ... Read more...

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Burmese kids risk facing starvation deaths


May 19th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Burmese children affected by Cyclone Nargis face the risk of dying of starvation unless food is rushed to them, international aid agencies have warned. According to a news.com.au ... Read more...

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WFP aid flights to proceed to Myanmar


May 10th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Geneva, May 10 (ANI): Flights organised by the World Food Programme (WFP) to carry aid to cyclone-hit Myanmar will proceed to that country from today. In a statement, Nancy E. Roman, Director ... Read more...

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India dispatches more aid to cyclone-hit Myanmar


May 7th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): India dispatched eight tonnes of more assistance to Myanmar where cyclone death toll has risen to over 22,000 and over 41,000 others are missing. Two Indian Air ... Read more...

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Death toll in Myanmar’s devastating cyclone soars to 22,000


May 7th, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by admin
Yangon, May 7 (ANI): The death toll from the devastating cyclone that hit Myanmar last week has soared above 22,000 and over 41,000 others are missing.According to Myanmar state radio 22,464 ... Read more...

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Pakistan sends wheat to avert food crisis in Afghanistan


May 6th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, May 6 (DPA) The Pakistan government Tuesday sanctioned the export of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan to avoid food crisis in the war-torn country, officials said. The approval was given ... Read more...

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Clooney, Pitt, Damon donate $500,000 to Darfur through their charity


March 14th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Celebrity donations are not a new thing in Hollywood, and now it was the turn of a charity co-founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and ... Read more...

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