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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Operation comes a day after shelling and gunfire hit an aid convoy in besieged city Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilian Syrian aid workers evacuated ... supplies to enter. State television said gunfire echoed around rebel-held areas in the city centre as aid workers helped women, children and elderly men leave after being trapped for more than 600 ...

  2. News - World

    Cease-fire in Syrian city falters, aid halted

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 12:15pm by AP

    ... Bashar Assad have prevented the entry of food and medical aid into rebel-held parts of the city for over a year, badly affecting hundreds of civilians holed up in the areas. An agreement had ... Valerie Amos said in a statement Saturday evening that she was disappointed the three-day humanitarian pause was broken and that aid workers were targeted. “Today’s events serve as a stark ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Philip Seymour Hoffman may live on with aid of digital technology

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Computer effects and camera tricks could be used to insert late actor into his unfinished films Hoffman may live on with aid of digital technology Philip Seymour Hoffman did not finish filming the last two installments in the blockbuster Hunger Games series before his death- but digital technology may help filmmakers complete the job. ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says 'thank you' to the world for Typhoon Haiyan aid

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban, Philippines Billboards in major cities spell out message of gratitude for relief efforts in Haiyan aftermath Typhoon-ravaged country says thanks to world The Philippines said "thank you" on billboards around the ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA CRISIS

    Now is not the time for a UN resolution on aid to Syria, Russia says

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 10:43am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Russia's representative at the United Nations indicates his country will not support resolution aimed at supplying aid to victims of the civil war in Syria As Western and Arab nations prepared to push for a UN Security Council resolution calling for better access to aid in war-torn Syria, Russia said on Wednesday that now was not the right ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Vitamin C again under scrutiny as an aid to the treatment of cancer

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:30pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Vitamin C returns as cancer treatment aid Could pumping about 2,000 oranges' worth of vitamin C into a patient's bloodstream boost the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs and mitigate the awful side effects of chemotherapy? In research published on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists found that high doses ...

  7. News - World - RELIGION

    Trusted aide defies papal will and publishes John Paul II's personal notes

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 07:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Warsaw John Paul aide defies will and publishes notes One of the cardinal rules in the Catholic Church: obedience to the pope. So it has come as a shock for many ... the pope ends with his death. Still, some are expressing shock that a trusted aide would defy the orders of the pope, especially on a matter as sacred as a will- with the internet flooded ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Philippine typhoon victims receive HK$2 million in aid from Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:34am

    ... Raissa Robles More than HK$2 million worth of aid, financed by Hong Kong’s Disaster Relief Fund, is being distributed in Philippine towns hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Relief packs featuring ... a bucket, blanket, mosquito net, candles and slippers in addition to toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and detergent. Teresita Ang-See, Kaisa’s founding president, said that aid from Hong Kong had also ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyer guilty of cashing in on lucrative accident claims

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 07:55pm by JULIE CHU

    ... of five champerty charges. The judge said there were doubts in the evidence presented to show Lo's involvement in the scheme. Accident victims can apply for legal aid to claim compensation ... accident victims to seek legal aid if they were aware that those claims were being financed by recovery agents. Ip operated a company called Quickway Professional Consultants, in which Lo's ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... aid. Power’s remarks came after UN special adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar briefed the 15-member UN Security Council on Thursday on the crisis in the country also known as Burma. At least 237 ... in a statement. Aid agencies were forced to halt operations in Rakhine late last month when hundreds of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists destroyed staff homes, offices and warehouses as well as boats used ...




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