Muslim Samaritan gives shoes to homeless man

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An off-duty Coast Mountain bus driver said it was a ride he’ll never forget, after seeing a stranger give the shoes off his feet to a homeless barefoot passenger in Surrey, B.C.

Surjit Singh Virk was using bus transit to get home from the Vasakhi parade last Saturday when he saw a man take off his shoes and slide them to another man who immediately started putting them on.

Surjit VirkSurjit Singh Virk, an off-duty bus driver, witnessed the random act ...
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Philippines destruction ‘absolute bedlam’

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The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines has described the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan as “absolute bedlam”.

Officials estimate up to 10,000 people have died in Tacloban city and elsewhere. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.

Rescue efforts are being hindered by damage to roads and airports.

The storm has now made landfall in north Vietnam, near the Chinese border, but has weakened to a tropical storm.

One of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall, Haiyan ...

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Three Red Cross staff freed in Syria

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Three out of six kidnapped Red Cross members and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer have been “released safe and sound” in Syria, the ICRC says.

The head of ICRC’s operations for the Middle East, Robert Mardini, broke the news via a tweet.

The organisation says it is awaiting information on the remaining three.

The workers were abducted on Sunday near Saraqeb, in Idlib province ,where they were delivering aid and assessing health facilities.

It’s not clear who carried out the kidnapping.

Syrian state television blamed ...

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Little Girl Donates $1000 to Buy Bulletproof Vest for Police Dog

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Instead of birthday presents on her tenth birthday, Allison Henry asked for donations to a special project.

She wanted to raise a thousand dollars to buy a bulletproof vest for a four-legged K-9 officer named Ryker.

The Holyoke Police Department in Massachusetts thanked Allison for her successful fundraising effort during a special ceremony last week.

The animal-lover’s inspiration is Sandy Marcal, whose organization, Vested Interest in K-9s, has provided 437 bullet and stab protective K9 vests to dogs around Massachusetts.

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£600,000 raised in just three days for Help for Heroes

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United in support

 

There has been an extraordinary public reaction to the brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby last week. Hundreds of thousands of people, revolted by this dreadful crime carried out in full view of other innocents, have united to show that they will not be intimidated.

For many, that desire to show support has been focused on doing good to counter the bad. H4H was created in 2007 out of a simple desire to ‘just do something’. We were distressed ...

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Beckham to play for FREE at PSG – £170,000-a-week salary to children’s charity

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David Beckham has stunned world football by donating his entire £3.4million salary at Paris St Germain

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Boy, 8, donates $1,000 prize to little girl, 2, with leukemia

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Wyatt Erber is awfully single-minded for an 8-year-old. When he learned about an extensive, summer-long scavenger hunt in his town, he went for it. And when he learned the scavenger hunt winner would pocket a cool $1,000, he immediately knew what he would do with the money. He gave all his winnings to Cara Kielty, a 2-year-old girl who lives on his street and was diagnosed with leukemia in May.

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