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Five people contract Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone: charity

London - Five people are being infected with Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone and demand for treatment beds is far outstripping supply, the Save the Children charity warned on Thursday.

Music for Relief campaigns to aid Ebola prevention

The charity Music for Relief has been campaigning to raise funds to help tackle the Ebola problem. As the campaign draws to end, Digital Journal surveys some of the highlights.

Porn stars to have boobs squeezed for AIDS research

A group of porn stars in Japan are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for a charity event called “Stop! AIDS.”

Op-Ed: Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is absolutely ridiculous

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become nothing more than another ridiculous Internet meme and has done very little to raise awareness about the disease.

Multimillion dollar Ebola investment

London - The Wellcome Trust has launched a new multimillion dollar initiative for emergency Ebola research coupled with an investment for longer-term medical research in Africa.

Op-Ed: Ice Bucket Challenge: A good cause or a chance to seek attention?

It is the latest fad soaring across the Internet; celebrities are queuing up to have a bucket of ice cold water thrown over their over-sized heads, just to raise some money for charity.

The Guide Dogs deemed most trusted charity in Australia

According to the 2,400 participants in the annual Most Trusted Brand poll conducted by Reader’s Digest Magazine Australia, Guide Dogs won the majority vote - for the second consecutive year.

Baseball manager lets fans watch his prostate exam for charity

Myrtle Beach - Andy Milovich is the manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and made a very interesting bet to help a girl in need. If the "Fierce Fallon" Facebook page got 10,000 likes he would have a public prostate exam and the fans came through.

'Hercules' star Kevin Sorbo talks acting career and charity work Special

Acclaimed actor Kevin Sorbo (best known as the star of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") took some time from his schedule to chat about his upcoming projects and his charitable work.

Bill Gates Foundation donates funding to wireless birth control

Bill Gates has both contributed both ideas and funding for a device that would give women an easy way to access birth control. A long-lasting implant would be placed in the body and be switched on or off to release drugs with a wireless transmitter.

UK Dementias research program launches

London - Some £16 million will be invested into neurodegenerative conditions research in the U.K. This includes developing new drug treatments and discovering methods of prevention.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Thrift store helps those in need in Rwanda Special

Sonoma - In need of something stylish, or something casual? Something for the house or something for the yard? Are you looking for a collectable, either rare, unique or even valuable? Well, then stop by Bon Marche.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s 'Gutsy Walk' raises over $3 million

On Sunday June 8th, nearly 15,000 participants walked together across 59 Canadian communities raising funds towards a future without Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Shelly Sterling organizes post-sale Clippers charity

The fallout from the Clippers controversy and transfer is still going on. Even after Shelly Sterling hands off the organization to Steve Balmer she will still be involved with a new charity foundation attached to the Clippers.

Malala Yousafzai portrait sells for $82,000

New York - An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 at an auction in New York.

Adult woman poses as 15-year-old student, arrested

Longview - A woman in her 30s is in police custody after being outed for posing as a 15-year-old teenager for almost an entire school year.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Charity Movie Premiere

The American film "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" will be screened on May 22nd at three South Africa venues to raise money for local animal shelters. South Africa's Animaltalk team will hold screenings of Legends of Oz to assist their animal shelters.

Charity uses “f*** the poor” slogan to see if public cares

London - Social experiment from poverty charity, The Pilion Trust, to see whether we really do care about those less fortunate – but will it actually help make a difference?

Celebrity 'no make-up selfies' raise cash for wrong charity

London - A social media craze involving women around the world posting selfies while wearing no make-up has raised millions of pounds for a British cancer charity -- despite some money accidentally going to the United Nations children's fund.Several celebrities...

Toms thrives mixing business with social good

Vancouver - From putting shoes on poor children's feet to providing Internet from balloons in the sky, Internet Age companies are catching on to the power of mixing business with social good.TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie championed the idea at a prestigious TED conf...

Charity video turning London into Syria goes viral

London - A charity's video transposing the effects of the Syrian civil war onto an ordinary girl growing up in London has gone viral on the Internet.Save the Children UK's 94-second clip, released on Wednesday, had racked up around 14 million hits on the YouTub...

A million babies a year die within 24 hours of birth

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours of birth, charity Save the Children said in a report, which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...

Olympic 'Ice queen' Kim edges close to Henie, Witt

Sochi - Kim Yu-Na can become just the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles on Thursday when she takes a slender lead into the decisive free skate in Sochi.The 23-year-old South Korean superstar opened up a fractional 0.28 lead on Russi...

Wounded British veterans conquer Atlantic in open boat

- You meet a lot of accomplished ocean sailors in English Harbour, Antigua. They immediately stand apart from the tourists and weekend boaters. They're tougher-looking, perhaps, or fitter, or there's something in the easy way they coil a rope.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather did not bite Manny Pacquiao's charity offer

It's been close to one week since Manny Pacquiao telegraphed his offer to face Floyd Mayweather in the ring while the unbeaten champ is touring South Africa to help sports officials revive the sport of boxing in the country.

Op-Ed: Helping Typhoon Haiyan survivors this holiday season

The Christmas celebration has changed for many in the Philippines since the country suffered devastation brought by typhoons during the last three Decembers.

Calgary man will donate entire $40M lottery win to charity

Tom Crist, from Calgary Alberta, won $40-million in a lottery, but he says he will donate his entire winnings to charity.

Review: ‘Panorama — All In A Good Cause’ Special

If you've ever wondered why white liberals are such enthusiastic supporters of "good causes", this programme will stop you wondering.
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Mecklenburg Sheriff Department Motorcycle squads waiting to escort the Thin Blue Line Ride. Photo from 2012 ride.
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Holiday food drive box, Toronto condos
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A nurse cares for Fallon after performing checks to see if she is ready for chemotherapy.
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Hunstanton beach charity swim on Xmas Day 2010
Hunstanton beach charity swim on Xmas Day 2010
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They may be able to assist police with invest...
Can you identify the female and male pictured above? They may be able to assist police with investigations into an incident at Broadway Shopping Centre on Sunday 17 February 2013. During this incident approximately $4000 was stolen from a charity worker for the 'Kids with Cancer' foundation. Please contact Glebe Police on 9552 8099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about this offence.
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Project Pearls  founder Melissa Villa with children at Ulingan
Project Pearls' founder Melissa Villa with children at Ulingan
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A blood collection bus from Children’s Hospital Boston at a manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.
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Fancy dress swimming on the beach
Fancy dress swimming on the beach
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Charity fund-raisers on the beach
Charity fund-raisers on the beach
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For every Tweet sent with the hashtag #Tweet4Good through December 31  Twitter will donate $1.40 (up...
For every Tweet sent with the hashtag #Tweet4Good through December 31, Twitter will donate $1.40 (up to a total of $35,000) in Twitter Ads to promote the @philredcross and their crisis relief efforts.
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Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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Projct Pearl Volunteers
Projct Pearl Volunteers
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Ulingan kids at play
Ulingan kids at play
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Project Pearls volunteer feeding Ulingan kid
Project Pearls volunteer feeding Ulingan kid
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The Lion  The Witch and the Wardrobe take the plunge in the icy seas at Hunstanton beach
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe take the plunge in the icy seas at Hunstanton beach
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Jimmy Savile being presented with one of his many honours by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Dow...
Jimmy Savile being presented with one of his many honours by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street.
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