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US House Passes Aid Package for Hurricane Sandy

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure providing $51 billion in relief and recovery aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit the U.S. northeast. House members voted 241 to 180 late Tuesday to provide the disaster relief, which will go in part to repair transit systems, […]

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Top Music Acts Hold Concert for Sandy Relief Efforts

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and many other musical acts performed in an hours-long concert aimed at raising money for the victims of the Atlantic superstorm Sandy in the New York and New Jersey region. Rock-and-roll legend Bruce Springsteen, a native of the hard-hit New Jersey shore, was the opening act at the […]

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Greek Archaelogical Sites May Open to Advertisers to Ease National Debt

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek Culture Ministry said Tuesday it is making it easier to rent some of the nation’s most iconic archaeological sites for filming and photography for advertisers and other ventures. The ministry says the money raised would help maintain and protect the sites. The new plan would allow for greater access to the ancient Greek […]

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Greek Archaelogical Sites May Open to Advertisers to Ease National Debt

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek Culture Ministry said Tuesday it making it easier to rent some of its most iconic archaeological sites for filming and photography for advertisers and other ventures. The ministry says the money raised would help maintain and protect the sites. The new plan would allow for greater access to the ancient Greek ruins. Until […]

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UN Releases Figures on Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Efforts

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ humanitarian relief agency says it has provided more than $48 million this year for crisis and emergency response efforts throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including North Korea and Burma. In a report released Thursday, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says the money has gone to support recovery efforts in war-torn […]

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President Obama Requests $5.1 Billion More for Disaster Relief

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve $5.1 billion in additional disaster relief after Hurricane Irene and other extreme weather have battered wide regions of the United States. In a letter Friday to the top-ranking congressman, House Speaker John Boehner, President Obama said the additional funding was to be used through the end […]

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Rains Ease Chinese Drought, Bring Flooding Fears

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Several days of torrential rains in drought-stricken southern and eastern China has triggered flood warnings and the evacuations of tens of thousands of people. State television on Monday showed water roaring through towns in southwestern Guizhou province and hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said some 200,000 people in the […]

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