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Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war from Mariupol
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Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war from Mariupol

The International Committee of the Red Cross said that the registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on 17 May under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Missionaries of Charity working among war victims in Kyiv, says Sister Joseph
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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Missionaries of Charity working among war victims in Kyiv, says Sister Joseph

Missionaries of Charity has a history of serving in Ukraine. Mother Teresa, the founder of MoC, had in 1987 managed to cross the into the then Soviet Union to reach out and help victims of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl, now in Ukraine.

Tens of thousands flee homes as Super Typhoon Rai slams into Philippines
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Tens of thousands flee homes as Super Typhoon Rai slams into Philippines

Rai was packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometres an hour as it made landfall on the southern island of Siargao

World First Aid Day 2021: Theme this year is ‘First Aid and Road Safety’
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World First Aid Day 2021: Theme this year is ‘First Aid and Road Safety’

The special day is marked to encourage people in first aid training, which helps in preventing injuries and saving lives in critical situations

How the idea of wearing a mask has gone through phases of acceptance and resistance since the Spanish Flu
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How the idea of wearing a mask has gone through phases of acceptance and resistance since the Spanish Flu

The World Health Organisation in no uncertain terms makes it clear that masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.

Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross
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Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross

The World Disaster Report rated climate change as the greatest global challenge, finding disasters triggered by climate-related events had risen 35% since 1990s

Pooled testing for coronavirus could be fastest, cheapest way to increase screening nationwide
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Pooled testing for coronavirus could be fastest, cheapest way to increase screening nationwide

Researchers have shown that pooled testing is about as accurate as individual testing in pools as large as eight people.

World Red Cross Day 2020: Significance of celebrating humanitarian organisation on 8 May and how it is marked
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World Red Cross Day 2020: Significance of celebrating humanitarian organisation on 8 May and how it is marked

World Red Cross Day is celebrated every year on 8 May to draw attention to the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross and its affiliate organisations.

Hurricane Dorian begins lashing US east coast, strengthens to Category 3 storm; at least 20 dead so far
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Hurricane Dorian begins lashing US east coast, strengthens to Category 3 storm; at least 20 dead so far

NHC said Dorian was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on five-level Saffir-Simpson scale.

Jitendra Singh visits Jammu's Government Medical College (GMC); inquires about health of those injured in Kishtwar bus accident
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Jitendra Singh visits Jammu's Government Medical College (GMC); inquires about health of those injured in Kishtwar bus accident

Jitendra Singh visited the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu to inquire about the health of victims of last weeks' deadly accident in Kishtwar.

Australia's military steps in to tackle ‘once in a century’ floods as downpour causes damage to property, brings crocs into streets
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Australia's military steps in to tackle ‘once in a century’ floods as downpour causes damage to property, brings crocs into streets

Australia's military has been deployed to tackle the devastating "once-in-a-century" floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country's northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets.

Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves
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Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves

Indonesia's disaster agency said it has dispatched helicopters to drop supplies into a handful of hard-to-reach communities along the shattered coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll reaches 1,944; search ops to continue till 11 Oct, govt to declare areas in Palu 'mass graves'
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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll reaches 1,944; search ops to continue till 11 Oct, govt to declare areas in Palu 'mass graves'

The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944.

After Indonesia's tsunami-earthquake disaster claims 1,400 lives, scientists hunt for answers
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After Indonesia's tsunami-earthquake disaster claims 1,400 lives, scientists hunt for answers

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off Sulawesi island Friday and sent destructive waves charging into the coast, reducing buildings in Palu to rubble and sweeping people to their deaths.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll climbs to 1,424; nearly 113 people still missing, reports disaster management board
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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll climbs to 1,424; nearly 113 people still missing, reports disaster management board

The large majority of the deaths were in Indonesia's Palu city, home to 350,000 people.

Series of gas explosions rocks three towns in Boston suburbs; one dead, 10 injured
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Series of gas explosions rocks three towns in Boston suburbs; one dead, 10 injured

Series of natural gas explosions killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins in three towns of north Boston — Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

Donation to Kerala floods: Mobile wallet firms have their heart at the right place but taxpayers inconvenienced
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Donation to Kerala floods: Mobile wallet firms have their heart at the right place but taxpayers inconvenienced

A few other mobile wallet companies have swung into action to mobilise funds for the beleaguered people of Kerala devastated by heavy rains, but how convenient is it for making donations

Saudi Arabia carries out air strike on bus in Yemen; 40 children among 51 killed, says Red Cross in new toll
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Saudi Arabia carries out air strike on bus in Yemen; 40 children among 51 killed, says Red Cross in new toll

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 as Huthi rebel fighters closed in on the last bastion of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government.

Lombok earthquake: Aftershocks hit Indonesia as toll goes over 300, complicate rescue efforts
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Lombok earthquake: Aftershocks hit Indonesia as toll goes over 300, complicate rescue efforts

The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques, and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach survivors in some of the worst-hit areas four days later. "

UN chief expresses sadness about Lombok earthquake devastation, says rescue and relief efforts to be deployed if required
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UN chief expresses sadness about Lombok earthquake devastation, says rescue and relief efforts to be deployed if required

The most recent quake in Lombok came a week after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the same area, which left more hundreds displaced, injured, and dead.