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More than $7.4m donated to help families in NZ shooting

The money will cover funeral and ‘repatriation’ costs

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March 24, 2019


Fashion designer Nabila sets aside 50% of her profit for Rohingya Muslims

NEWS DESK: Fashion designer Nabila has set aside 50% of her profit for Rohingya Muslims’ donations. Through social media, she has been encouraging others to donate for the oppressed Muslim minority suffering in Myanmar. Watch here:

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October 4, 2017


Jennifer Lopez donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES: Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island. Lopez, born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, said she was donating the money to assorted charities and would work with…

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September 25, 2017


Celebrities drum up hurricane relief – and warn on climate change

NEWS DESK: Top names in entertainment Tuesday raised millions of dollars for survivors of mega-storms Harvey and Irma, with Stevie Wonder and Beyonce also urging attention on climate change, reported AFP. Dubbed “Hand in Hand”, the one-hour telethon was broadcast live on all US television networks with mega-stars from George Clooney to Justin Bieber to…

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September 13, 2017


Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

NEW YORK: A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York’s Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at…

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August 12, 2017


Imran Khan seeks donations for Islamabad protest

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has appealed his workers to donate money for expenses of the party’s anti-government protest in Islamabad. His appeal came a day after the PTI chief announced to extend the date of his party’s Oct 30 protest to Nov 2. Sources said the PTI leadership has decided to change…

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October 16, 2016


WikiLeaks claims victory as credit card donations flow again

STOCKHOLM: International credit card donations to WikiLeaks are flowing again after an Icelandic court ruling forced MasterCard's and Visa's local agent to process payments, the anti-secrecy organisation has said.One of WikiLeaks' most important sources of funding – donations made from Visa and MasterCard users around the globe – was cut off in 2010 when the…

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July 4, 2013


Vedanta rapped over Indian political donations

LONDON: UK shareholder advisory group Pirc has criticised India-focused miner Vedanta(VED.L) over political donations made ahead of elections in the country this year, advising shareholders to withhold votes on its report and accounts later this month.London-listed Vedanta said in the annual report for its financial year to the end of March that it had made…

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August 14, 2012


Govt. making profit from flood donations: SBP report

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Millions of deprived and helpless flood victims of Sindh are facing humiliation in wait of some aid while the government has started to make profit from last year’s 8 billion rupees deposited in Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund (PMFRF), SAMAA reported on Wednesday.Last year, the worst ever floods in the history of Pakistan…

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September 28, 2011


Breakdown of major Pakistan flood aid donations

ISLAMABAD: More than $800 million has been donated or pledged to help Pakistan's flood victims, the foreign minister said in Sunday. Following is a list of major commitments and contributions for flood victims as of Aug. 22. (Millions) USA $102 Saudi Arabia $65.3 United Kingdom $64.76 European Commission $54.15 Australia $31.62 U.N. Central Emergency Response…

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August 22, 2010


Spain leads world in organ donations: minister

MADRID: Spain led the world in organ donations in 2009 for the 18th consecutive year despite a sharp drop in road death fatalities, a key source of donated organs, Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez, said Monday. A total of 4,028 organ transplants were carried out last year in Spain from 1,605 donors, a new record for…

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January 12, 2010


Donations pour in: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: The unprecedented flood of people displaced by fighting in north-west Pakistan is triggering an outpouring of generosity from Pakistani civilians. The UN refugee agency, which is delivering assistance to tens of thousands of displaced people in camps and elsewhere in the community where they are seeking refuge, is witnessing countless acts of charity by…

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May 26, 2009

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