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The world is stepping up to help our friends 'Down Under'

Australia's deadly bushfire crisis has made international headlines and sparked an amazing response from people around the world. Donations of money, food, medicine, and help in fighting the fires are flowing in, thanks to social media.

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected: archbishop

Paris - Most of the money pledged towards the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral has yet to be collected, the Archbishop of Paris said in a statement Wednesday.Donors had pledged about a billion euros ($1.

NY archbishop starts relief fund after Notre Dame fire

New York - The archbishop of New York on Thursday said he has set up a fund to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral, meant to give New Yorkers a way to help.

Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

Paris - France's culture minister pleaded Thursday for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor.

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Paris - Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

Saudi Arabia, UAE pledge $130 mn for Sahel anti-terror force

Paris - Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million towards a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa, while the United Arab Emirates has offered $30 million, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.

Venezuelans in Miami gather supplies for street protesters back home

Miami - Venezuelans living abroad are collecting box loads of items -- including safety helmets, gas masks and first-aid kits -- to support the crowds marching in their homeland against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Peter Thiel says other Silicon Valley insiders support Trump also

The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.

Refugee donation drop off centre to close early in Nova Scotia

Halifax - The Refugee Donations Drop-off Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia will no longer accept donations after Tuesday, Jan. 5. The people of Nova Scotia have overwhelmed the centre with donations since it opened.

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

Den Haag - Millions of euros in donations flooded into aid groups Friday from across Europe and the US from people heart-broken by photos of a drowned Syrian toddler lying washed up on a Turkish beach.

Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating sacrifices

An overweight 100-year-old crocodile in south-western Bangladesh has died from overfeeding caused by eating too many chickens and goats that were thrown to it by worshippers believing they would get good luck.

Florida father who beat son's sexual abuser now wants donations

Daytona Beach - Some who applauded the Daytona Beach father who battered a man he'd allegedly caught sexually abusing his son last week are now starting to retract their praise after seeing that he later tried to capitalize off the situation via crowd sourcing.

Ozil donates World Cup winnings to help 'Brazilian kids'

Mesut Ozil decided to donate a decent chunk of his World Cup winnings to operations for 23 children in Brazil. Reports say the midfielder for Germany spent all of his winnings but have conflicting views on where the total sum ended up.

Enrique Iglesias asks fans to donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Madrid - Half-Filipino Spanish superstar, Enrique Iglesias is urging his fans to donate to help the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, adding a link on his official website to the American Red Cross page.

Op-Ed: Typhoon Haiyan Day Five - 8 dead in food scramble

Tacloban - There are some reports that the death toll, from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, may not be as great as earlier reported but the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines continues to grow.

Channel 4 stops Help for Heroes charity donations

In a move highlighting Channel 4’s politically correct, left wing bias, it has taken steps to ensure that the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity does not accept any donations from an organisation which is against militant Islam.

U.S. Treasury Department — Americans may aid Syrian opposition

The United States government has announced that American citizens, business and banks can send money to the ragtag rebel opposition in Syria that are currently undertaking an armed struggle to oust the Assad regime.

Girl, 4, battles with Brittle Bone Disease — Family asks for help

Bella, who is 4-years-old, was born with a disease called Osteogenisis Imperfecta, which is also referred to as brittle bone disease. Bella's family is now trying to raise money to help with medical expenses.

South African orphanage 'too white' for donations

Pretoria - The Jakaranda Children's Home, a South African orphanage, said that it is losing funding due to the fact that 70 percent of its children are white.

September donations for Obama and the Democrats: $181 million

Washington - Obama and the Democratic Party have raised $181 million during September. This is the most money raised in a single month during his re-election campaign so far.

John Unger's arthritic dog Schoep undergoing laser treatments

Remember the viral photo of John Unger, floating with his elderly dog Schoep in Lake Superior? Thanks to kind donations, Schoep is now undergoing treatment for his pain. And ladies, John is actively looking for a relationship.

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.

Karen Klein abuse video: Nearly $600,000 donated to bus monitor

Hundreds of thousands of dollars had been donated by Friday to the New York bus monitor viciously taunted by seventh-graders from a middle school in the Rochester suburb of Greece aboard a bus operated by the Greece Central School District.

NGO focuses on poorest of the poor children in the Philippines

A US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) organized by a mother and daughter team in California four years ago has found fulfillment in their outreach efforts by focusing on the poorest of the poor children in slum areas of Manila.

Op-Ed: NGOs: The Parasitic Altruists

Some NGOs genuinely contribute to enhancing welfare, to the mitigation of hunger, the furtherance of human and civil rights, or the curbing of disease. Others are ideologically biased, religiously-committed and, often, at the service of special interests.

Donations for Slave Lake fire victims end up in city dump

Calgary - Dozens of boxes filled with clothing, toys and other items for the victims of the Slave Lake fire were recently discovered in a Calgary landfill site.

Harbourfront Community Centre enters Share Your Care contest Special

Toronto - The Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto is part of the Share Your Care contest. Share Your Care is a community funding project from Evergreen and Fido to increase public green spaces for the entire community to enjoy.

PayPal blocks Wikileaks donations account

Online payment solutions provider PayPal blocked the account used by Wikileaks to collect donations. It comes just as the whistle blowing organisation suffered a set back after the site had reportedly vanished from view for about six hours.

Samaritan's Purse says volunteers and donations needed in Haiti

Samaritan's Purse Canada is sending an appeal for help in combating the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Almost 600 people have died and more than 9,000 have been hospitalized.

Top charity list released for Canadians today

Toronto - Charity Intelligence released its fifth annual charity Top Picks report with 36 Canadian charities named as outstanding today ahead of the holiday season.
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