Red Cross

Afghanistan Taliban withdraws protection for Red Cross

<b>The Taliban says it will no longer allow safe passage to Red Cross staff working in Afghanistan.</b><p>The militants accuse the neutral humanitarian group of failing to meet its obligations to help Taliban prisoners in a jail in Kabul.<p>The ICRC monitors detention conditions and provides medical aid. It …

Afghanistan

Morandi bridge tragedy claims 37 lives

<b>A partial collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy has led to the deaths of 37 people after their vehicles fell from the wrecked …

Engineering

Major wildfires scorch 60,000 acres across Washington state

Several wildfires burning across Washington state have scorched nearly 60,000 acres combined and are still growing as firefighters struggle to …

Washington State

Italian bridge disaster: Driver in 'miracle' escape

A ‘miracle’ of split-second reactions, and a huge slice of fortune, saved one man from certain death in the Genoa bridge catastrophe as other drivers …

Red Cross

Police appeal for tips in two arsons at Meadowlands home

Detectives with the Ottawa police arson unit are appealing for leads in two fires set at the same Meadowlands Drive row house in just over a …

Salvation Army

22 killed in bus crash in Ecuador

Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed and 18 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned on a mountain road near Quito, officials …

Ecuador

Two-alarm fire displaces 8 in Bayonne, fire chief says

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the fire chief said, but is not considered suspicious in nature.BAYONNE -- Firefighters fought …

Fire Fighting

Mystery surrounds Indian man who spent 36 years in Pakistan jail

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison.<p>How he ended up in a Pakistani jail, and why the Indian government appeared to be unaware of his existence, remains a mystery. But this week, he finally went …

India

Why this tech-adjacent blood drive has been pumping strong for a decade

After spending 34 years working at the <b>Red Cross</b>, former numbers guy-turned-<b>WordPress</b> developer <b>Reed Gustow</b> knows how critical access to blood is. …

Red Cross

Taliban no longer guaranteeing safe passage for Red Cross workers

The Taliban has pulled protection for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, as an attack Wednesday killed nine police officers and 35 soldiers, officials …

Afghanistan

Disabled children waiting too long for NHS wheelchairs

NHS England misses target for delivery of wheelchairs to more than 5,000 children<p>Thousands of disabled children in England who need a wheelchair are waiting more than the four-month target for the equipment to be delivered, analysis has revealed.<p>The NHS standard is for children to receive a …

Disabled Children

Neville Jetta says it was tough seeing Adam Goodes’ difficult end to his career, opens up on his journey

MELBOURNE defender Neville Jetta says it was “tough” seeing Sydney great Adam Goodes’ difficult end to his career.<p>Goodes infamously pointed out a …

Australia

Watch a gutsy Newfoundland swimmer brave frigid waters to reach iceberg

Do you retreat back to the cottage after dipping your toe into a chilly lake? Are your beach days spent safely on the sand? Is it hard for you to …

Cottages

Italy bridge collapse: Firefighter trapped in car and man under the highway recount 'miracle' survival

From a former Italian Serie A goalkeeper and a grocery tuck driver on the bridge, to a man under the highway, tales of survival are emerging from the …

Natural Disasters

American Red Cross opening new Hendersonville location today

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:48:31 GMT<p>Dragon Breath, a trendy dessert that …

American Red Cross

Meghan Markle's Style Idol Is So Sweet & I'm Not Crying, You're Crying

Princess Diana would have been Meghan Markle's mother-in-law, as the duchess is married to Diana's son, Prince Harry. The women experienced palace …

Shirts

Fire severely damages Escondido home, displaces family

Flames tore through a two-story home Tuesday morning in Escondido, severely damaging the house and displacing the family that lived there, fire …

American Red Cross

Letter: Water safety programs should be a priority

You don’t need a pool or lake to have a drowning. You can drown in a cup of liquid, just enough to cover your mouth and nose!! You always think of …

American Red Cross

Youth Volunteers Join Red Cross in Community Service

Red Cross provides health and hope to the community. NBC 7's Bridget Naso talks with Angela Zeng, a Red Cross Youth Volunteer to learn more.

Homelessness

Best Images from The New England Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar Trip

Advertising<p>Best Images from The New England Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar Trip<p>Best Images from The New England Patriots Cheerleaders …

New England

A year after attacks, Barcelona harbours demons for survivors

S’AGARO, Spain, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Silvia Gallart has returned to Barcelona’s central boulevard only once since a van careered past her as it ploughed through crowds there last August, leaving a trail of dead and injured.<p>The tree-lined Ramblas bustles again with tourists and locals, but Silvia, 54, …

Extremism

17 Famous Women in American History That Improved Your Life For the Better

The first time I remember hearing Helen Reddy’s 1972 hit "<i>I Am Woman</i>, I was on a camping trip with my Girl Scout troop. The empowering message of "I …

Black History

The U.S. Enables and Indulges Saudi War Crimes

The Red Cross has confirmed that 40 of the civilians killed in last Thursday’s massacre in Saada were children:<p>Forty children were among 51 people …

Middle East

Massachusetts Candidate Hoping To Unseat Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP Opponents For Avoiding Debates

5:14 PM 08/14/2018<p><b>U.S. Senate candidate Beth Lindstrom blasted GOP opponents Geoff Diehl and John Kingston on Twitter for avoiding two debates …

Conservative View

Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

(Reuters) - New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.<p>Following several days of torrential rain …

Weather

Man, mother displaced after fire destroys Brentwood house

BRENTWOOD — A man and his elderly mother were displaced from their home Monday after it was destroyed in a fire, an official with the East Contra …

Fire Fighting

Cans & Megabus #18: Luton - The perfect town to ram home that Sunderland are now in League One

What better way to start Sunderland’s League One away day adventure than watching a game in someone’s back garden?<p>Ah, the first away trip of the season - That time of year when train stations are filled in the early hours of the morning with balding men, acne-riddled teenagers with gravity defying …

Sunderland AFC

PR legend Ron Robinson dies at 75

Legendary public relations executive Ron Robinson has died at the age of 75.Robinson had a long, storied career in Arkansas business circles, and …

University of Arkansas

Dragons to Wear Stars & Stripes Jerseys Saturday

Anyone can donate to the First Sergeants Council, even if they do not participate in the jersey auction, by using the Givz app. The app delivers a …

Military

American socialite and sculptor who followed her doctor husband to Europe at the beginning of World War One changed the lives of nearly 200 soldiers disfigured in battle by creating ‘portrait masks’ they could wear to hide their facial injuries

More than 16 million soldiers and civilians died in the First World War, making it the deadliest war in history. Many of those who survived the …

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