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Nigeria church stampede kills 24 people

At least 24 people died during a stampede at an overcrowded church gathering in eastern Nigeria, the Red Cross said on Sunday. Nineteen women were among the dead at the stampede in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Uke, Anambra st

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Red Cross calls for humanitarian pause in Syria

The Red Cross has appealed for a halt in the fierce fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs, to bring in life-saving supplies to trapped residents. The International Committee

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Officials warn of Syrian civil war, 7 killed

Security forces killed at least seven people in fighting across Syria on Tuesday, activists said, in a 14-month-old revolt that the Red Cross and Arab League warned was becoming a civil war. Across Syria, clashes between state forces and r

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Syria crisis likely to worsen: Red Cross

The humanitarian situation in Syria is likely get worse, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday, underlining the need for 'urgent measures' to ease the effects of a year of bloodshed. Jakob Kellenbe

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Red Cross hopes to enter Homs as Syria boils

The Red Cross hoped to deliver vital aid to the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday but troops were still stopping it getting through despite government permission 'We have the green light, we hope to enter, we hope today is the day,' sa

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Syrian forces pound Homs, tanks deploy in east

Syrian forces renewed their bombardment of parts of the shattered city of Homs and for a second day blocked Red Cross aid meant for civilians stranded without food and fuel in the former rebel stronghold, activists and aid workers said.  

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Australian Meat to host charity barbeque

Meat & Livestock Australia - Mena (Australian Meat) will organise an Australian barbeque and entertainment programmes event in association with UAE Red Cross in Dubai next week. The free event, for the local community, will be held at

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Australian Meat to host charity barbeque

Meat & Livestock Australia - Mena (Australian Meat) will organise an Australian barbeque and entertainment programmes event in association with UAE Red Cross in Dubai next week. The free event, for the local community, will be held at

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Red Cross inside Gaddafi town amid bombing

Aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) brought medical supplies into Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte on Saturday as fears grew that a humanitarian disaster may unfold inside. Civilians have be

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Red Cross visits Syrian jail; raids near Turkey

Syria has opened its main prison in Damascus to the Red Cross, the organisation said, a move that could help reveal the fate of some of the thousands detained since the start of a five-month uprising. The announcement came on Monday as for

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