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Madonna raises over $7.5 million for Raising Malawi charity

Miami - Madonna raises over $7.5 million for her charity event Raising Malawi on December 2, as part of an "Evening of Music, Art, Mischief."

Jeff Timmons to partake in charity event with Brian McKnight

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees is going to be a part of a charity event "Rock The Elephant" with R&B sensation Brian McKnight as the headliner.

Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations in Finland

Helsinki - Finnish police said Friday they would probe fraud accusations against Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian dubbed the "Toy Smuggler" for his campaign to collect funds for orphans in Aleppo.

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

New York - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, The Washington Post reported.

Criss Angel discusses Criss Angel HELP, charity event for son Special

Las Vegas - Superstar magician Criss Angel took some time from his busy schedule to chat with me about his Sept. 12 event at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Attack on CARE International in Kabul a war crime: Amnesty

Kabul - The militant attack on global charity CARE in Kabul constitutes a "war crime", Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for an independent probe to bring the perpetrators to justice."The attack by an armed group on the aid agency CARE International....

Polish Olympian sells Rio medal to save boy battling cancer

Varsovia - Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

Trump demands closure of 'corrupt' Clinton Foundation

Washington - Donald Trump has demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation founded by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a "corrupt enterprise.

Saudis urged to say 'no' to Ramadan begging

Riyadh - Clad in black and with a baby in her lap, a woman sits on the ground shaking a cardboard box outside the door of a Saudi mosque.

MSF rejects EU funds over 'shameful' migrant policy

Brussels - Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its "shameful" policies on the migration crisis, including a deal with Turkey.

Using tip-offs, stealth Cambodia's paedophile hunters go to work

Siem Reap - Using tip-offs, stakeouts and stealth, civilian investigators are playing a crucial role in helping Cambodian police track down foreign paedophiles, as they battle to spread the message that the impoverished nation will no longer be a playground for ab...

Bill Gates predicts end for polio

Doha - Bill Gates said Wednesday that "with any luck" polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Daniel Palmier and the new breed of business philanthropists are reinvigorating America Commissioned

America has a long and proud history of philanthropy by her most successful sons and daughters. Some of the most illustrious names celebrated in the Philanthropy Round Table’s Hall of Fame are recognized and celebrated across the globe.

Refugee conditions in Greece 'deteriorating': Angelina Jolie

Atenas - Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece.

China aims to increase giving with first charity law

Bejing - China is set to pass its first charity law as it seeks to increase public confidence in charitable organisations battered by years of scandal, while at the same time tightening its control of the sector.

Crisis-hit Greeks put own woes aside to help refugees

Atenas - Their own wages and pensions have been slashed by the debt crisis, but thousands of Greeks are putting their economic woes aside to help desperate refugees trapped in the country by the Balkan border blockade.

Hungarian teens get their kicks with charity work

Tomor - With his dyed blonde hair, wristbands and ripped jeans, 17-year-old Domonkos Sera -- Domi for short -- looks more like a typical teenage punk rocker than a crusading do-gooder running his own charity.

Brit volunteers replace tourists amid Calais migrant crisis

Calais - Pubs in the French port of Calais might be packed with Brits on a Friday night, but the traditional tourists and truckers have all but disappeared, replaced by activists wanting to help refugees.

Italian cardinal makes fat donation after luxury apartment scandal

Rome - An Italian cardinal accused of using charity money to refurbish his luxury apartment has donated 150,000 euros ($163,000) to the Catholic foundation which allegedly footed the bill, media reports said Saturday.

Op-Ed: Mark Zuckerberg giving 99% share of Facebook to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan celebrate the birth of baby daughter Max in style and with novelty — the creation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative using 99 percent of their current shares in Facebook with a value of $45bn (£30bn) today.

United States mayors kick off Extra Mile Day

Almost 600 mayors across the United States will get together on 1 November and launch Extra Mile Day, in a bid to support a drive to highlight the "go the extra mile" message.

Guitarist Dave Kushner discusses the charity event Rhonda's Kiss Special

Digital Journal contacted the Velvet Revolver man to learn more about an exciting new supergroup he's put together for a very worthwhile cause.

Scandals spark public anger at UK's historic charities

London - A walk down a typical British high street dotted with second-hand shops testifies to the central role that charities play in the country, but a spate of grim headlines has left the sector facing a crisis of trust.

Apprehension, goodwill as small German town becomes refugee gateway

Freilassing - Nestled in the Alpine foothills of Germany's deep south, a small Bavarian town has become a new gateway for a record wave of refugees, sparking both goodwill and apprehension.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity

Riyadh - Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.The pledge is "maybe...

Millions raised for arthritis research in charity walk

Toronto - This month thousands of Canadians took part in the 6th annual “Walk to Fight Arthritis.” To date the campaign has raised over $8 million for research into the bone condition.

Mitt Romney faces up to Evander Holyfield for charity

Mitt Romney swapped the suit, tie and hurricane-proof hair for gloves and shorts on Friday, as he squared up to Evander Holyfield in the name of charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his wealth to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he plans to give much of his vast fortune away to charity in the near future, joining a list of tech executives including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who enjoy sharing their wealth with others.

Dambusters pilot halts medal sale after British lord's donation

Wellington - The last surviving pilot from World War II's legendary Dambusters mission cancelled plans to sell his medals Tuesday after a wealthy British peer intervened, the auction house handling the sale said.

World's first academy to train local aid workers launched in London

London - The world's first academy to train local aid workers and volunteers as first responders to disasters that occur in their own countries was launched in London on Monday.
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The temperature was minus 3c but still they swam on Christmas morning
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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe take the plunge in the icy seas at Hunstanton beach
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Hunstanton beach charity swim on Xmas Day 2010
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A nurse cares for Fallon after performing checks to see if she is ready for chemotherapy.
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Young kids working at Ulingan (charcoal factory) to support their famlly
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Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children's charity.
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A blood collection bus from Children’s Hospital Boston at a manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.
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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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Holiday food drive box, Toronto condos
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A picture of Emery awaiting tests with her teddy bear.
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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.
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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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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Ulingan kids at play
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Winter survival kits are distributed to Toronto homeless
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