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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.

'Nazi' sprayed on German food charity after migrant halt

Berlin - German police said Monday they were searching for vandals who sprayed the word "Nazis" on the building and vans of a charitable food bank that has stopped accepting new migrant clients.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

German free-meals charity bars new migrant clients

Berlin - A German food bank said Thursday it would temporarily stop accepting new non-German clients, citing a huge influx of migrants that was displacing locals in need.

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

London - Oxfam revealed Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, which the British charity called a "wake-up call".

Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: chief

London - Oxfam said Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.

Ex-Oxfam official denies organising orgies as Haiti opens probe

Brussels - A former Oxfam country director at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations embroiling the London-based charity has denied organising orgies, as Haiti announced it would open a probe into the spiralling scandal.

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam.

Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

Johanesburg - Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations.
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