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Michelle Obama honours acid attack victim Laxmi

Mar 05, 2014

Michelle Obama honours acid attack victim Laxmi

She was honoured by US first lady Michelle Obama with nine other "extraordinary women" from 10 countries with the 2014 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award. #Michelle Obama #NewsTracker #International Women of Courage Award #Laxmi #Acid attack survivor
Acid attack victim Laxmi to receive International Women of Courage Award

Mar 04, 2014

Acid attack victim Laxmi to receive International Women of Courage Award

Laxmi, a victim of acid attack and a standard-bearer for the movement to end acid attacks, has been selected by the US for prestigious International Women of Courage Award. #NewsTracker #International Women of Courage Award #Laxmi #Acid attack survivor
Survivor claims he was lost at sea for 13 months, ate only birds

Feb 04, 2014

Survivor claims he was lost at sea for 13 months, ate only birds

It's a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands thousands of miles (kilometers) away. #NewsTracker #SEA #Sea survivor #Jose Salvador Alvarenga #Marshall Islands #Lost at Sea
Typhoon Haiyan has ravaged both traditional and high-tech livelihoods

Nov 26, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan has ravaged both traditional and high-tech livelihoods

As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. #Natural Disaster #Philippines #Typhoon #Relief work #Typhoon Haiyan #Haiyan #Takloban #Haiyan survivors
Typhoon Haiyan survivors sing 'We shall overcome' during city march

Nov 19, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan survivors sing 'We shall overcome' during city march

A Roman Catholic priest has led dozens of displaced typhoon survivors on a march through this shattered city aimed at boosting spirits #Natural Disaster #Philippines #Typhoon #Relief work #Typhoon Haiyan #Haiyan #Takloban #Haiyan survivors
Philippines: Clean water a pressing concern for typhoon survivors

Nov 16, 2013

Philippines: Clean water a pressing concern for typhoon survivors

While aid agencies work to provide a steady supply, survivors have resorted to scooping from streams, catching rainwater in buckets and smashing open pipes to obtain what is left from disabled pumping stations. #NewsTracker #water #Natural Disaster #Philippines #Disaster #Typhoon Haiyan #Typhoon survivors
Cyclone Phailin: Slow delivery of aid to survivors leads to protests

Oct 19, 2013

Cyclone Phailin: Slow delivery of aid to survivors leads to protests

The slow delivery of aid to cyclone Phailin survivors has led to protests and looting in some areas, and hundreds of others are still without basic necessities #Odisha #cyclone #Natural disasters #relief operations #Phailin #Cyclone phailin #cyclone survivors
Cancer does not mean death: Manisha, Yuvraj

Oct 02, 2013

Cancer does not mean death: Manisha, Yuvraj

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday evening joined hands to raise awareness about cancer. #Health #Yuvraj Singh #Cancer #Manisha Koirala #cancer treatment #Rituparna Sengupta #cancer myths #cancer survivor #cancer crusader #early detection
Quake toll in southwest Pakistan now 210

Sep 25, 2013

Quake toll in southwest Pakistan now 210

Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a massive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan, as the death toll rose overnight to 210, officials said. #Pakistan #earthquake #Natural Disaster #death toll #survivors #Awaran
Death toll in Pakistan quake could go up to 216

Sep 25, 2013

Death toll in Pakistan quake could go up to 216

A spokesman for the chief secretary of Baluchistan province, Kamran Asad, gave the updated death toll on Wednesday. Previously, officials had put the death toll from Tuesday's quake at 39. #Pakistan #earthquake #Natural Disaster #death toll #survivors #Awaran