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Royalist volunteers toil overtime for Thai King's coronation

Bangkok - In baby-blue caps and yellow scout scarves, an army of royal volunteers is sprucing up Thailand before this weekend's coronation -- a projection of unity and loyalty to the unassailable crown in a divided kingdom that remains locked in political crisis...

Mars One is dead — Was the chance to live and die on Mars a scam?

Mars One, the company that promised to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, and what many say is an wholly-expected, end. Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission, was declared bankrupt back in January.

98 Degrees talks Christmas songs, surprises Red Cross volunteers Special

New York - Multi-platinum recording group 98 Degrees chatted with Digital Journal about their favorite songs from their new holiday album. They also surprised Red Cross volunteers in New York City with Masterpass by Mastercard.

Entrepreneurs and volunteers step up to get solar to Puerto Rico

San Juan - On September 20, powerful Category 4 Hurricane Maria made a direct landfall on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico. Two weeks later, 90 percent of the island is without power and few have clean drinking water. But the world is responding with help.

From village to village, delivering aid in Portugal fire zone

Pessegueiro - Claudia Borges unloads boxes of water and cereal bars from a removal truck at a fire operations centre on a mountaintop in Portugal, black smoke rising in the background.

Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict

Saint Petersburg - Filled with patriotic bravado and a thirst for adventure, Yevgeny Pavlenko and his friend Yevgeny Markin volunteered with dozens others to leave their home in Russia to go and fight in eastern Ukraine. But only one of the two would survive.

'The Ugly Indians' clean up Bangalore

Bangalore - The Ugly Indians (TUI), a group of anonymous volunteers, have been getting together to clean up the city of Bangalore, India, and give it a good scrubbing.

Ukraine youth mobilise against 'Russian aggressors' in Crimea

Lviv - Young men and women in the nationalist heartland of western Ukraine are signing up to defend their country from what they call "Russian aggressors" who have taken over Crimea."I'm a high-ranking Judoka and can shoot well," said Tetiana Turtshina as she...

Smiling volunteers show new face of Russia

As a volunteer at the Sochi Olympics, Anna Kostareva's main role is to marshal journalists at the foot of the Rosa Khutor ski slope, but she finds it hard to stop herself dancing on the job...

Small town makes huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Special

Port Huron - This is a story about of small community's effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy by gathering goods and raising funds to deliver those goods to the affected areas.

Video: 22 whales beached on Florida shore — only 5 survive

Fort Pierce - Despite the best efforts of volunteers and officials only 5 whales survived after a pod of 22 pilot whales beached themselves on the South Florida coast this weekend.

UK helpline service for Muslim youth to expand on national level Special

Manchester - A UK-based Muslim charity which provides a free and confidential emotional support service to young Muslims is establishing volunteer teams nationally for the first time in its 10-year history.

Sticky situation in Rome

Rome - The authorities in Rome, concerened with the thousands of pieces of chewing gum discarded onto the streets and stuck onto buildings, have launched a volunteer-based drive to clean up the city and remove the unsightly, sticky blobs.

Bringing farm life into the heart of the city — Gorgie City Farm Special

Edinburgh - As a city, Edinburgh has many attractions both old and new and many that are designed specifically to draw in the tourists. However, there are a few that are more well known to locals and this article is about one of them.

Student volunteers at UA food pantry are volunteers of the month Special

Fayetteville - Volunteers at the student run Full Circle Campus Food Pantry located at the University of Arkansas received the “Student Volunteer of the Month Award" for their service to the community.

Booktown Australia: A community event presented by volunteers Special

Clunes - An annual community event run entirely by volunteers, Booktown Australia -- rivaling similar festivals worldwide -- attracts thousands of book-lovers to a town of fewer than 1,000.

NCAA: Tennessee dumps Pearl

Word is leaking out of Knoxville, Tennessee that the University of Tennessee has fired Men's Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl. The University and Pearl are embattled in an NCAA investigation.

Teenage volunteers to help police in Facebook trial

Thames Valley Police have announced that they are to begin a trial in an effort to reduce cyber bullying. The scheme will run in the Reading area and will last for three months.

Thousands of volunteers lay wreaths on veterans' graves

Volunteers gathered together yesterday to lay thousands of wreaths on the memorials and graves of veterans in the United States.

Volunteers campaigning for Animal Relief event Special

An Animal Relief fundraiser could be an enormous benefit to animals in need of help, say those campaigning the BBC to hold such an event.

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.

Garth Brooks joins volunteers to help build, repair houses

Birmingham - Country star Garth Brooks was one of hundreds of volunteers who took part in this year's 27th Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

Parish official says BP shipped in workers for president's visit

Grand Isle - Did BP hire beach cleanup workers in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana? Jefferson Parish Councilman say so in what he called a dog and pony show staged for the press and the visiting President.

NCAAF: Tennessee Looks for Quick Hire

With Lane Kiffin and half of his staff heading to coach at the University of Southern California, the Volunteers are looking to fill their vacancy fast.

College Basketball: Volunteers Topple Jayhawks

The #15 Tennessee Volunteers used a solid day of shooting around the court to topple the #1 ranked Kansas Jayhawks 76-68.

College Basketball: Four Tennessee Volunteers Arrested

Friday four Tennessee Volunteers were arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee on an array of charges that stemmed from a stop for speeding.

College Football: Va. Tech Stops Tennessee

The Virginia Tech Hokies made easy work of the Tennessee Volunteers in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl on Thursday in Atlanta.

Parade Watch volunteers help keep it orderly on New Year's Day

Parade Watch, a security program instituted by Rose Parade officials after 9/11 was kicked off again in Pasadena, California yesterday.

College Basketball: Tennessee Falls to The Trojans

The #8 Tennessee Volunteers dropped their game Saturday to the USC Trojans out in California. Alex Stephenson and Mike Gerrity lead the way for the Trojans in the upset.

Op-Ed: Volunteers Clean Up a Flood of Trash From Los Angeles Riverbed

To call the Los Angeles River a "river" is an insult to what we think of as “real” rivers with gently sloping banks that have actual water flowing between them.
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Volunteer workers of Habitat for Humanity at work.
Volunteer workers of Habitat for Humanity at work.
Norman Currie
Jerri Ray  doctor and patient are seen here in the surgery waiting room in that collaboration and su...
Jerri Ray, doctor and patient are seen here in the surgery waiting room in that collaboration and support that takes place at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, a small town in the South rendering health care.
Volunteers and staff of Helping Hands. Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011
Volunteers and staff of Helping Hands. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Workers repaired St. James park
Workers repaired St. James park
Workers from Toronto area lawn services offered free services to put park back into condition
Workers from Toronto area lawn services offered free services to put park back into condition
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Volunteers after making the sale on John Street  Toronto  ON.
Volunteers after making the sale on John Street, Toronto, ON.
Woodburn Proud Volunteers support their community
Woodburn Proud Volunteers support their community
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Winter survival kits are distributed to Toronto homeless
Winter survival kits are distributed to Toronto homeless
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St. James park gets a free facelift
St. James park gets a free facelift
All festivals are well served by teams of volunteers as they organize for the day ahead.
All festivals are well served by teams of volunteers as they organize for the day ahead.
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Volunteer organisations march past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
Volunteer organisations march past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
Janet Szabo, used with permission.

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