Red Cross

  • Bitter cold grips US, Red Cross issues warning 06-01-2014 03:44 PM

    An arctic air mass is expected to deliver some of the coldest temperatures in decades in the US. Nearly 140 million people will shiver in temperatures of zero or below by Wednesday. The Red cross has issued a warning to the people to be prepared. ...
  • Philippine Red Cross says at least 1000 killed in Typhoon Haiyan 09-11-2013 07:10 PM

    The Philippine Red Cross estimated that more than 1,000 people were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 in hard-hit Samar province when one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall slammed into the country. Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said...
  • Nigeria: 24 dead in church stampede over politics 04-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Lagos: A stampede at an all-night church vigil disrupted by politicking over a contentious gubernatorial election has killed 24 people and injured 17 in Nigeria's southeast Anambra state, the Red Cross and government officials said Sunday. The stampede occurred before dawn Saturday at an All Saints' Day open-air vigil organized...
  • NGO in Chhattisgarh sends foodgrain to cyclone-hit Odisha 15-10-2013 07:52 PM

    Raipur: Extending help to the victims of Cyclone Phailin in neighbouring Odisha, Chhattisgarh's Red Cross Society has sent two vans of foodgrains along with medicines and other relief material for those affected. The state unit of the Indian Red Cross Society has extended help to cyclone-affected people in the coastal...
  • Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria: France 05-06-2013 12:30 PM

    Amman: France said on Tuesday it had performed tests that proved President Bashar al-Assad's forces had used nerve gas in Syria's civil war, a "red line" that the United States and other countries have repeatedly said would demand a response. Washington separately said it would deploy Patriot missiles and F-16...
  • International Red Cross office attacked in Afghanistan 29-05-2013 10:59 PM

    Jalalabad: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad came under attack on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Geneva-based organisation said. A large explosion was heard near the ICRC office in Nangarhar province and heavy gunfire was ongoing, a witness said. Black...
  • Philippines: Typhoon kills 650, several missing 18-12-2011 04:07 PM

    Cagayan De Oro: Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing more than 650 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with storms. Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities on...
  • More than 100 dead in Nigeria attacks: Red Cross 06-11-2011 08:03 PM

    Lagos: More than 100 died in a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria launched by a radical Muslim sect, a Nigerian Red Cross official said on Sunday, as sect gunmen shot and killed another police officer. Ibrahim Bulama told he expected the number of dead to rise as local clinics...
  • Libyan forces plan 'final' attack on Sirte 05-10-2011 12:50 AM

    Libya: Bullet-ridden cars carrying terrified, ill and hungry civilians crawled out of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown on Tuesday as anti-Gaddafi fighters said they were planning a final attack. Government forces who had for three weeks been pinned down by artillery and rocket fire on the eastern edges of Sirte were able...
  • Red Cross team arrives in rebel-held Misrata 16-04-2011 11:19 PM

    Tripoli: A Red Cross team arrived in rebel-held Misrata on Saturday to assess the situation in the besieged western Libyan city. Aid groups have described an increasingly desperate situation for many trapped civilians in Misrata, with few areas safe from the daily bombardment by government forces and growing needs of...
  • Internet abuzz after Japan quake 12-03-2011 10:48 AM

    Washington: News of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit northeastern Japan Friday, generating a 10-metre-high tsunami, sent millions of people around the world online in search of information and ways to help. On Twitter and Facebook, millions of people reached out for news on the historic devastation, while others simply...
  • Four mn flood-hit still homeless in Pakistan 22-01-2011 10:59 AM

    Islamabad: Over four million Pakistanis are still homeless, six months after massive floods devastated the country, the Red Cross has said. Many are returning to their homes to discover these are no longer inhabitable. "Six months on from the devastating flooding in Pakistan, more than four million people remain in...
  • Advert lands sexologist in trouble with UP Governor 11-05-2008 02:26 AM

    London: The cricket officials in India have been urged by the new editor of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to abandon the self-interest of the few and concentrate instead upon improving their team's Test results. India is cricket's financial powerhouse, with the passionate following for the sport in the world's second...
  • '50 burnt in church' as Kenya violence spreads 01-01-2008 11:15 PM

    Chennai: England off-spinner Graeme Swann termed the lengthy ICC schedule as "ludicrous" but refused to use it as an excuse for their poor show in the tournament so far. "Most of the other teams in the world shared the ludicrous schedule that we did. We can't say that we were...
  • RTI activists demand CBI probe into Red Cross scam 03-12-2007 11:57 PM

    Mumbai: Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty on Tuesday said all the 13 venues for the cricket World Cup, beginning February 19, will be ready in time. With the World Cup - being co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - just 25 days away, the preparedness of the venues in India...
  • IAS officers loot funds meant for Kargil heroes 03-12-2007 02:57 PM

    Centurion: South African captain Graeme Smith has set his eyes on the cricket World Cup next month and said that an ODI series victory over India on Sunday would boost his side's morale in the quadrennial showpiece event in the subcontinent. Obviously we'd love to finish the series strong tomorrow...
  • Red Cross set to help Lebanon victims 22-05-2007 04:56 PM

    Amidst the Lebanese-Palestinian conflict the International Committee of Red Cross workers are standing by to provide medical aid. ...
  • Terror in J&K school curriculum 10-05-2007 08:35 AM

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  • Preity donates Rs 25 lakh KBC prize 04-03-2007 02:55 PM

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  • 200 dead in Lagos pipeline explosion 26-12-2006 06:17 PM

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