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Russia rights group calls state legal attack an 'insult'

Moscow - Russia's most prominent rights group Memorial on Saturday called a legal assault on their organization an "insult", warning it could seriously disrupt their work.

Corruption costs poor countries $1 trillion a year: NGO

Paris - Corruption, fraud and money-laundering cost poor countries a total of $1.0 trillion a year, the anti-poverty organisation ONE said in a study released on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Moving piece written about Typhoon Haiyan goes viral

On November 13, a moving Facebook note about Typhoon Haiyan and the current situation in the Philippines was posted. It is currently going viral and is entitled, 'I Need To Tell You.'

Indian NGO 'Toybank' sponsors photography contest Special

Mumbai - Toybank's photography contest opened August 7 and runs through September 7, 2013. Residents of India are eligible. The theme is “children at play.” Details can be found on Toybank's website.

Group honors US-based NGO for helping poor children in Manila

A US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) doing outreach work on children of Ulingan, a slum community in Manila, was given recognition for its untiring efforts in uplifting the lives of children who are living in sub-standard conditions.

NGO: Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld found guilty of war crimes

An international tribunal has found former US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld guilty of the crime of conspiracy to allow torture in Guantanamo Bay, Bagram and Abu Ghraib.

NGO crackdown: Egypt denies licenses to 8 U.S.-based non-profits

Egypt has now denied licenses to eight U.S.-based non-profit groups to operate in the country. They state they are violating the country's sovereignty.

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.

Human Rights Organizations under attack in Egypt

Since December 29, 2011, reports are arriving from Egypt stating that the Egyptian security forces, in uniform and civilian clothing, along with public prosecutors, are attacking six National and International Human Rights Organizations (NGO).

Dealing With Drought: Nepal Village Shows The Way Special

Kathmandu - I was traveling to Teenpiple, a village in Panchkhal, valley of Nepal, and it takes a good two-and-a-half hours to get there from the capital city of Kathmandu.

Julian Assange not using condom, warrants arrest?

London - Not using a condom, can this land someone on the Interpol's Most Wanted list? This seems to be one of the accusations against Julian Assange that forced him to come in for questioning on Tuesday.

Trained rats humanity's new best friends?

Morogoro - Rats are being trained to use their superior sense of smell, and human are using their Pavlovian proclivity to respond to treats, resulting in the rodents detecting hidden mines, and patients infected with tuberculosis as well.

NGOs, US Navy Join Forces On Floating Hospital Off Haiti

Non-Governmental Organisations and the US Navy have joined forces to help Haitians injured by last month’s earthquake and its aftershocks. Medical experts from Project HOPE have embarked on the mercy ship USNS Comfort.

NGO’s Criticize EU Biofuel Proposals

In a letter to EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, a group of European NGO’s including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Oxfam, heavenly criticize the EU draft directive on renewable energies, due to be released on 23 Jan.

NGOs to Sue U.S. Government Over WMD Claims

As many as thirty non-governmental organizations say they are going to sue the United States for accusing Niger of selling uranium to the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
 

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Aids activist, Oxfam global ambassador and singer Annie Lennox poses in front of giant letters spelling “access”, in support for campaigners’ call to achieve universal access to treatment for HIV-infected people.
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