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Letters 23 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

World Vision was started to help Korean War orphans

World Vision was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce who was touched by the plight of children and families in the Korean War when large numbers of children were left orphaned. Over the years the organisation has grown and currently it works in 104 countries.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. pulls 400 staff out of Ivory Coast after riots

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has pulled nearly 400 civilian staffers out of restive Ivory Coast, fearing fresh unrest when the Security Council slaps sanctions in the next few days on people blocking the peace process, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

World 22 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. kills four Congo fighters in dissident attack

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers killed four Congolese dissident fighters on Sunday, pushing them out of a town they had overrun in a four-day offensive that has forced more than 50,000 people from their homes, a U.N. official said.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Groups seek inquiry into Sudanese killed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - Rights groups demanded on Saturday an inquiry into the conduct of Egyptian police after at least 23 Sudanese refugees were killed at a squatter camp in Cairo.

World 31 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Egyptian police end protest, 23 Sudanese dead

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police on Friday stormed a protest camp in Cairo set up by thousands of Sudanese refugees, sparking clashes that left 23 Sudanese dead, officials and witnesses said.

World 31 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Egyptian police end protest, 23 Sudanese dead

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police on Friday stormed a protest camp in Cairo set up by thousands of Sudanese refugees, sparking clashes that left 23 Sudanese dead, officials and witnesses said.

World 30 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Twenty die as Egyptian police end Sudan protest

CAIRO (Reuters) - Some 2,000 Egyptian riot police stormed a camp of Sudanese refugees on Friday, sparking clashes that left at least 20 Sudanese dead and more than 100 police and others injured, officials and witnesses said.

World 30 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ten die as Egypt police disperse Sudan protesters

The statement said there had been a stampede among the protesters, who want to be relocated to another country, which led to the deaths and injuries.

World 30 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ten die as Egyptian police break up Sudan protest

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese refugees died and around 50 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a three-month sit-in by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be moved to another country, officials said.

Community 09 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Exploring war and flight with movies

AWARD-winning films on war and flight will be screened this weekend in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate Human Rights Day 2005.