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Migrant rescue sailboat defies Salvini, docks in Italy

Rome - A charity rescue vessel on Saturday brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa, the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's bid to close Italian ports to them.

Malta heads off crisis with Italy migrant swap

Rome - Malta on Friday appeared to have headed off a brewing standoff between a charity rescue ship and Italy's far-right interior minister by offering to take in migrants saved in the Mediterranean.

UK charity worker acquitted over Calais police scuffle

Boulogne-sur-mer - A French court has acquitted a British charity worker accused of insulting and assaulting a policeman while helping migrants in northern France, his lawyers said Friday, in a ruling welcomed by activists.

Britain's William and Harry split charities

London - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are to split their charitable works from his brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Kensington Palace announced Thursday.

Versailles' Royal Chapel gets painstaking restoration

Versailles - The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, the final great building work undertaken in the reign of Louis XIV, is undergoing a painstaking restoration that is expected to be finished within 18 months.

Vienna bids farewell to iconic Life Ball AIDS fundraiser

Vienna - The Austrian capital of Vienna will bid farewell to the iconic Life Ball AIDS charity fundraiser Saturday as its extravagant costumes and celebrity guests take over the city's town hall for the last time.

Curtain falls on Vienna AIDS ball after 26 years

Vienna - One of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, Vienna's Life Ball, will be held for the last time in June, the organiser said Friday.

'Shameless' scammers seek to cash in on Christchurch massacre

Christchurch - Scammers are trying to cash in on the Christchurch mosque massacres, using phishing emails with links to fake bank accounts to ensnare people keen to donate, New Zealand's cyber security body said Monday.

Separated Bhutanese twins leave Australia hospital

Melbourne - "Cheeky" Bhutanese conjoined twins who were successfully separated after a marathon operation in Australia left hospital Monday, with doctors saying they had made an excellent recovery and were starting to act independently.

Q&A: Charity finds novel ideas to inspire young people in STEM Special

Actua — a leading Canadian charity dedicated to increasing the accessibility and uptake of STEM for youth — is exploring novel ideas to promote STEM subjects among young people, based around gifts.

Cash pours in for homeless 'trolley man' who battled terror attacker

Melbourne - Donations poured in Monday for a homeless man dubbed "trolleyman" for his attempt to use a shopping cart to halt last week's deadly lone wolf terror attack in Melbourne.

Conjoined Bhutanese twins separated in Australia surgery

Melbourne - Australian surgeons on Friday successfully separated 15-month-old Bhutanese twins, Nima and Dawa, who had been joined at the torso.

UK announces platform to track aid sector sex predators

London - Britain will launch an online platform with Interpol to help prevent suspected sexual predators using the aid sector as a cover to harm vulnerable people, the government announced Thursday.

Iran's new breed of charities on poverty frontline

Tehran - At an outreach centre in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for hospital uniforms.

Review: American Idol alum launches new single and #IAmNotAlone charity Special

American Idol Season 9 alum and emerging country artist Jimmy Charles has launched his new single "I Am Not Alone" and his new charity, #IAmNotAlone.

5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

London - More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday.

Israel says MSF nurse shot at troops on Gaza border

Jerusalem - Israel said an MSF nurse shot at troops on the Gaza border this week, a charge the medical charity said Friday it was investigating as it confirmed the death of an employee.

'Twelve Apostles' help migrants cross Mexico

C - It is pouring rain, but Norma Romero is standing by the train tracks as she does every night, ready to hand food to migrants crossing Mexico on the freight train known as "The Beast.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Manila - Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.

MSF aid workers in Africa 'used prostitutes': BBC report

London - Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes in Africa, a BBC report said Thursday citing anonymous whistleblowers who also reported boasts of trading medicine for sex.

Trump sued for 'illegal conduct' at family foundation

New York - President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, were accused Thursday of "persistently illegal conduct" at their family foundation, in a lawsuit alleging Trump misused charity funds to finance everything from his election campaign to a portrait of himse...

New York sues Trump for 'illegal conduct' at family foundation

New York - New York State filed suit Thursday against President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, alleging a pattern of "persistently illegal conduct" at their family foundation and seeking the charity's dissolution.The lawsuit accused the Donald J.

Haiti permanently bans scandal-hit Oxfam charity

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government said Wednesday it has permanently banned international charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country following a scandal over sexual misconduct by some of its workers there.

1.2bn children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination: study

London - More than half of the world's children are threatened by conflict, poverty or sexual discrimination, Save the Children said in a report published on Wednesday.

Oxfam UK chief to quit in wake of Haiti scandal: charity

London - The chief executive of scandal-hit British charity Oxfam announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that someone else should help "rebuild" the group following a prostitution scandal in Haiti.

Mylo offers Canada’s only mobile giving app

Montreal - The mobile company Mylo has launched a scheme called "Round Up To Give", making it Canada’s only mobile giving app. The scheme operates in partnership with CanadaHelps.

UNICEF in Greece face corruption probe

Atenas - Prosecutors in Athens on Tuesday ordered a preliminary investigation into UNICEF in Greece over suspected corruption, according to judicial sources.

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigns

London - Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigned on Thursday, citing a "complex mix of challenges" as the reason for his early departure.

German food charity lifts ban on meals for migrants

Berlin - A German food bank on Tuesday said it will reopen its doors to new migrant clients, some three months after its decision to stop giving free meals to foreigners sparked nationwide outrage.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.
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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
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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Ulingan kids at play
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Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children s charity.
Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children's charity.
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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A nurse cares for Fallon after performing checks to see if she is ready for chemotherapy.
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Supporters of the DoNation
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A picture of Emery awaiting tests with her teddy bear.
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Charity fund-raisers on the beach
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Joshua Williams (top row, center) during the Back-to-school Backpack Giveaway in August 2010. Published with permission.
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Attendees at the first Happy Hour with Joshua’s Heart in July 2010. Published with permission.
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Project Pearl Volunteer Kath Reyes
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Young kids working at Ulingan (charcoal factory) to support their famlly
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Hunstanton beach charity swim on Xmas Day 2010
Hunstanton beach charity swim on Xmas Day 2010
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The DoNation team
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Holiday food drive box, Toronto condos
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Project Pearls' founder Melissa Villa with children at Ulingan
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Gawad Geny Lopez
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Bill Gates takes a very on-hands approach to all of his charity work  from visiting tech companies t...
Bill Gates takes a very on-hands approach to all of his charity work, from visiting tech companies to speaking at events.
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