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Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'

Ginebra - Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its humanitarian demands are met, chief coordinator Riad Hijab said Wednesday after the UN suspended negotiations in Switzerland until February 25.

Rwanda allegedly fueling war in Burundi says refugee organization Special

Rwanda stands accused of fueling a brutal insurgency in neighboring Burundi that could morph into a regional war, an international refugee organization warned Sunday.

Israel helping wounded Syrians

As the carnage continues in Syria, Israel is taking in wounded along it's border. The humanitarian effort continues, regardless of the factions patients belong to.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk tears family apart

Donetsk - Face covered in soot, a grandfather sits in front of the three bodies of his loved ones muttering again and again his lament.They only stayed behind in Ukraine's war-torn city of Donetsk because of him, he mumbles.

Women bearing aid desperate to enter Ukraine as thousands flee

- Heads resting on their bags as they wait in stifling heat in their van, 11 women sit stranded at the Ukrainian border as a dispute over a mammoth Russian aid convoy blocks their mission to reach relatives stuck inside besieged Lugansk.

Ukraine could block convoy from Moscow bringing aid to rebels

Kiev - Kiev is threatening to block a convoy of trucks bringing aid supplies from the Russian Federation to besieged anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine.

UN says Homs operation extended until Wednesday night

Simpson - The United Nations has said an operation to allow civilians to leave besieged districts of the Syrian city of Homs will be extended until Wednesday night.

Governors Awards handed out in Hollywood

A private and non-televised event kicked off the Oscar season as the Governors Awards were handed out in Hollywood Nov. 16.

Run For Love 1000 on their way to Dubrovnik

London - Thirty-nine marathons in 33 days. That's exactly what three young Londoners are currently planning. The trio are running from Odessa in Ukraine to Dubrovnik in Croatia to raise money and awareness for child trafficking.

Shoe museum inducts Canadian humanitarian's boots Special

Toronto - Nigel Fisher and his boots have walked through some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world, but now, visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto may catch a glimpse of them, where the long-time UNICEF humanitarian has been inducted.

In Pakistan, devastating flooding leads to humanitarian crisis

Islamabad - For a second straight year, devastating flooding in Pakistan is now a humanitarian crisis, as millions of people have fled homes and villages, and with hundreds of thousands at risk of disease, humanitarian groups are calling for immediate assistance.

Sean Penn to receive Hollywood Humanitarian Award

The Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn is to be recognised for his humanitarian efforts at the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards.

French minister accuses U.S. of 'occupying ' Haiti

Characterizing the American troop deployment in Haiti as an 'occupying' force, France's minister in charge of humanitarian aid issued concern over U.S. air traffic controls.

Op-Ed: Journalist Pleads Media Respond to Humanitarian Needs of Gaza

Ordinary citizens have been known to stand in front of armored tanks in the middle of a street to plead for peace. That’s what a student did in China.

Corruption Creating Humanitarian Disasters, Says Int'l Watchdog Agency

Corruption in poor countries has created humanitarian disasters which threaten to derail the global fight against poverty, Transparency International said as it released its annual Corruptions Perceptions Index. The CPI includes other surprises as well.

Jolie and Pitt Team Up to Produce Upcoming HBO Drama

The A-list couple known to bring A-list attention to their humanitarian causes are reportedly working on their first joint effort as producers of an upcoming HBO series on aid workers.

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Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos  Switzerland  January 24  2008
Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008

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