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  1. I think, therefore, I know I can do it

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Somali orphans or polar bears? Based on humanitarian grounds, one should choose to save Somali orphans over polar bears. The Somalis suffer from illness, malnutrition and natural disasters, ... change. Some argue that humans should have basic rights. To turn a blind eye to Somali orphans is inhumane and unethical. It's true that we need to stamp out regional poverty. But let us ...

  2. Tangshan facts

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The quake by numbers: Over 242,000 people dead, 164,000 seriously injured 10 billion yuan of direct damage caused Over 7,200 families destroyed 3,817 left paraplegic and 4,204 children orphaned Over 100,000 PLA, 30,000 medical workers and 20,000 cadres sent to help rescue Central government gave 4.3 billion yuan, 500,000 tons of steel, 500,000 cubic metres of wood and 2.5 million ...

  3. Baby orang-utans should be allowed to stay with their mother in zoo

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and depression. Rehabilitation centres, such as that run by Orangutan Foundation International in Kalimantan, are already full to overflowing with orphaned and displaced orang-utans due to habitat loss, ...

  4. Quake zone comes back to life

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... elders, orphans and disabled people. Sichuan received 20.1 billion yuan in public donations from the mainland and overseas. The money was being managed and monitored by the Sichuan charity ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Joy and concern as snowy owls arrive in Vancouver

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... visit Vancouver every five or so years, a phenomenon linked to the population cycles of lemmings, a typical prey species, in the Arctic. Rob Hope, the head bird care supervisor at the Orphaned ...

  6. Should schools teach students earthquake safety measures?

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yu, Ronald Ling

    ... knowledge, such as how to help the elderly and the orphans. I don't mean it's not important to learn about earthquake safety measures It's just inappropriate for students to learn ...

  7. Stray buffalo moved from Discovery Bay

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appearance after it was reported by Discovery Bay residents. She said the four-year-old buffalo was an orphan. 'He was very lonely and a bit disoriented after his herd was killed months ...

  8. Rebuilding is the best tribute to quake victims

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tragedy brings people together, and the sadness and loss from the earthquake in a remote corner of Qinghai province is no exception. Ethnicity and background are no barrier to sympathy and sorrow. We are in mourning for those who lost their lives, were injured and disabled. Our hearts go out to the children who were orphaned and the souls whose livelihoods have been destroyed. ...

  9. Open official response to disaster welcomed

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tried to hide the extent of the 1976 tremors in Tangshan, refusing offers of international aid and insisting that it would use its own resources to bring relief to the injured and orphaned. He ...

  10. Island of tranquillity in a sea of change

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... of things.' Whereas we, poor orphans, are adrift on a heaving ocean of constant change. Every generation dramatises its own experience of the world, talking about how hard it is to live with endless, ...




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