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The gift of clean water, the gift of life

A half-dozen Lloydminsterites returned home recently from a charitable mission in Cambodia where they set up water filters for the locals, giving many Cambodians their first access to fresh water for drinking and washing. More

Youth leader flees Syria

Samaritan’s Purse helps Syrian refugee who fled persecution for his faith in Christ. More

The Ebola Crisis

The battle, the aftermath, and where are they now. B.C. doctors and others reflect. More

Calgary aid worker's latest mission to Iraq sees ongoing despair

Samaritan's Purse has been working with refugees for several years in Kurdistan of northern Iraq, with regional director of projects in Asia and the Middle East, Bruce Piercey, recently returning to Calgary from his latest mission at a camp in... More

Samaritan's Purse responding to refugee crisis in Syria

"People who are living in shanties, parks and abandon buildings - trying to eek out an existence." More

Operation Christmas Child shoebox donor, recipient finally meet

"Hugs were filling in where words weren't even there to describe it," says Sudbury's Karyn Mathewson More

Calgarian coming home from Samaritan's Purse work in Kurdistan shares stories of refugee life

"When you can actually make a difference and can help people it helps you to cope with what you see and hear when you get over here." More

Clean water in Cambodia

A 12-day trip in Cambodia brings clean water and some insights on short-term mission trips. More

Canadians bring health and hope to a hurting world

Dr. Nathan Ginther is a general surgeon from Warman, SK, who served at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya. Here he shares about serving with World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse. More

Clean water is pure relief for impoverished families

The BioSand Water Filter, invented by a retired University of Calgary professor, features llayers of sand and gravel inside a concrete box capable of transforming contaminated water into drinkable water in minutes. More

Faith in the face of fear

Alumni on the front lines of West Africa’s 2014 Ebola crisis More

Samaritan's Purse ships 1,800 packages to Nepal

Approximately 160 Calgarians gathered at Samaritan's Purse to pack 1,800 care packages bound for Nepal. More

'It’s a huge setback:' Calgary aid worker in Nepal on second quake

Samaritan's Purse is responding to the earthquake in Nepal. More

Aid organizations working furiously to help Nepal earthquake victims

A Samaritan's Purse staff member from Calgary reports that relief efforts in Nepal are progressing as well as can be expected in the earthquake-ravaged country More

Inventor witnesses impact of life-saving water filter

David Manz, former University of Calgary professor, invented the BioSand Water Filter. Samaritan's Purse Canada has built and installed more than 264,000 worldwide. More

Edmonton Police Service head to Costa Rica with Samaritan's Purse

This year marked the second time Edmonton Police Service members have joined Samaritan’s Purse on a trip to Costa Rica. Activities on the trip included; Distributing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to impoverished children, meeting with Costa... More

Hamilton doctor heads to South Pacific to help cyclone victims

Dr. Brianna Wilson will be in Vanuatu for two weeks with the international disaster relief organization Samaritan's Purse. More

Going in when everyone’s going out: Ebola Crisis

Dr. Azaria Marthyman shares his experiences about being an aid worker in the Ebola crisis, working with Samaritan's Purse. More

Keren Massey leaves for Niger with Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan's Purse a multi-faceted ministry of helping in agriculture, food security and health, water and sanitation, and protection of the vulnerable. More

Water filter for the developing world

A Calgary scientist, David Manz, has developed a cheap and simple solution for clean water, which is used by Samaritan's Purse. More

Calgary cops and Samaritan's Purse bringing gift of play to Costa Rica

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Former U of C professor touring Cambodia to see his life-saving water filter in action

Former U of C professor and inventor of the BioSands Water Filter David Manz can be seen beside one of the filters during a 1995 trip to Nicaragua. More

Ebola doctor fears deadly scenes may yet be repeated

To this young British doctor working with Samaritan's Purse, Ebola is "a disease that strips people of any kind of dignity in death." More

Flood victims' homes, and hearts, still need healing

Samaritan's Purse continues work with Calgary and High River flood victims. More

Ebola fight creates heroes

The Ebola Virus epidemic in West Africa created many accidental heroes. Read some of their stories about the work they are doing with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia. More

From the front lines of ebola

Kendell Kauffeldt shares his experience about being the Ebola response manager for Samaritan's Purse in Liberia. More

Mission trip left a big impact on Renard

Mary Renard recently spent more than a week in Costa Rica through Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian ministry. More

Samaritan’s Purse recent work in Iraq

John Clayton is Director of Programs with Samaritan's Purse Canada. He has recently returned from Iraq and will share of his experiences while there. More

McEachern heads for return trip to assist Ebola victims in Liberia

Local Fergus nurse Dorothy McEachern is back in the west African nation of Liberia, assisting victims of the Ebola virus. More

Editorial: Winning the war against Ebola

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2014 Headlines

Time Magazine honors "Ebola Fighter" Kent Brantly

Samaritan's Purse doctor and Ebola survivor is among those honored as Time's Person of the Year. More

CPS Honour Guard delivers shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse

Members of the Calgary Police Service Honour Guard brought in 300 shoeboxes full of gifts which will be sent around the world by Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child program to children in need for the holidays. More

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly on his near-death experience

CTV News Interview with Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly on his near-death experience More

Calgary group gets millions to fight Ebola

The federal government is giving $2.6 million to a Calgary-based organization, Samaritan's Purse, to help fight Ebola in Liberia. More

The impact of giving back

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300,000 shoeboxes being sent from Kitchener with love

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Operation Christmas Child a rousing success

Participation in Operation Christmas Child has reached a new high in the Quinte region. More

Love gives: especially over the holiday season

Woman who received a shoebox as a child in eastern Europe now how the opportunity to support the organization that helped her better understand what it means to love and give. More

Zoe Winn, 12, has filled hundreds of shoeboxes with gifts to be distributed by Samaritan's Purse

Pre-teen Albertan sends hundreds of gift-filled shoeoxes around the world. More

Offerings: Edmonton family packs thousands of gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Family packs love and encouragement into each Operation Christmas Child shoebox. More

Oakville students learn how a golden shoebox rocked her world and changed her life

Shoebox gift was a lesson of giving that still resonates More

The joy of the shoebox gift

Leo Johnson got a special gift when he was growing up in Liberia: a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child More

CTV Morning Live Regina - Operation Christmas Child

Darrell Romuld, co-host of CTV Morning Live, talks with Melody Asher Anderson about Operation Christmas Child in Regina and how people can get involved. More

Doctor helps medical centre in Ghana

Dr. Jim Wiedrick with his family have travelled to Ghana as part of a world medical mission with Samaritan’s Purse. More

Aid worker tells of misery near "the gates of hell"

Bruce Piercey, Samaritan’s Purse director of Middle East and Asia, was in four Middle Eastern countries over three weeks overseeing aid to Syrian and Iraqi refugees displaced by ISIS. More

Petes asking fans to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is making an impact on children around the world. More

Love gives

A gift can change a life: Operation Christmas Child is making an impact in the lives of children More

Ian MacKay on potential for Ebola outbreak in Canada: 'We've got education behind us'

Interview with Samaritan's Purse volunteer and nursing student Ian MacKay about the Ebola outbreak More

Kindness delivered from Oakville to Costa Rica in a shoebox

Oakville's Ingrid Kyriacopoulos delivers a shoebox of gifts to a child in Costa Rica. More

Operation Mercy: How shoeboxes can change lives

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are changing the lives of children all over the world. More

Cobourg family heading to Rwanda for mission trip

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Lessons learned from the Ebola Epidemic

Ken Isaacs shares his thoughts on lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic. More

‘Suma Aycha’ offers different flavor to La Paz palates

This initiative began seven years ago in Bolivia, with the encouragement of Samaritan's Purse, which supported the community members in improving production and infrastructure for camelid livestock breeding, industrialization and... More

Samaritan's Purse gives Burlingtonians a huge helping hand

Samaritan`s Purse gives Burlingtonians a huge helping hand - more than 100 families will benefit. More

Samaritan's Purse offering cleanup help for flooded Burlington homeowners

Samaritan's Purse is responding to the flooding in Burlington, Ontario. More

Ebola outbreak

Samaritan's Purse is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More

Radio interviews with Dr. Azaria Marthyman and Dr. Lance Plyler

Owen Clegg, BBC World News Service, interviews Dr. Azaria Marthyman and Dr. Lance Plyler, physicians who are currently serving with a Samaritan’s Purse team of specially-trained medical specialists from across North America who are caring for... More

Local nurse heads to Liberia to battle Ebola virus

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Victoria doctor off to aid Ebola victims in West Africa

A Victoria doctor has left his Victoria practice behind, temporarily, to help victims of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More

Alberta flood fundraising facts and figures

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Slow return to normal on flooded First Nation

Samaritan's Purse helped respond to flooding in Siksika First Nations in 2013. More

Group of Alberta cops spend their vacation distributing shoeboxes in Costa Rica

Members of the Calgary Police Service and Edmonton Police Service have joined forces to help children in Central America, in partnership with Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child program. More

High River residents grateful for yard cleanup months after flood

About 60 volunteers with Samaritan's Purse spent the day digging up flower beds, lawns More

Good samaritans clean up after flood

Samaritan's Purse emergency and disaster response team and volunteers worked in Foxboro over weekend, expected in Tweed this week. More

Volunteers answer charity's call

Samaritan's Purse emergency and disaster response team is in Belleville, Ontario, and responding to the flooding in the area. More

Samaritans to the rescue

Samaritan's Purse emergency and disaster response team is in Belleville, responding to the flooding in the area. Staff will likely remain in the region for at least three weeks to co-ordinate volunteers as they help Hastings County residents... More

Saskatoon woman helping Ebola fight in Liberia

Saskatoon native Taya Raine, with children in Liberia, where she does development work with Samaritan's Purse. More

JOY 1250 interviews Samaritan's Purse about the ebola outbreak

JOY 1250 interviews Samaritan's Purse about the Ebola Outbreak More

Local dentist speaks to importance of missions

Interview with dentist Dr. Bill Hill about his trip with Samaritan's Purse's World Medical Mission to Liberia, West Africa. More

South Sudan: Samaritan’s Purse remains committed to providing the violence-plagued country with emergency food, water, and medical relief to help with critical needs

South Sudan: Samaritan’s Purse Remains Committed to Providing the Violence-plagued Country with Emergency Food, Water, and Medical relief to help with critical needs More

Samaritan's Purse reports on efforts in South Sudan

As conflicts continue, Samaritan's Purse is rushing to meet the needs in South Sudan. More

York woman's faith led her on path to humanitarian work in Kenya

Water project "opened my eyes to seeing the world," says Ying Mao. More

Water project offered an interesting perspective of Cambodia

Karissa Noselski, resident of Sylvan Lake, recently returned from an water projects internship in Cambodia with Samaritan's Purse. More

Samaritan's Purse bases disaster relief trailer in Moncton

Samaritan's Purse's equipment will be available to respond to disasters throughout Atlantic Canada More

Samaritan’s Purse committed to working alongside residents

Samaritan's Purse volunteers helped clean out more than 800 homes following the floods in Alberta in June. More

Canadian heroes confront horrors of South Sudan homeland

Samaritan's Purse Canada helps Sudanese Doctors. More

From Millbrook to the Philippines: In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Millbrook resident, Steve Elliott, shares about volunteering with Samaritan's Purse and going to help with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More

Etobian returns from Cambodia with new appreciation for clean drinking water

Anh Nguyen completes seven-month internship with Samaritan’s Purse Canada More

Couple feels lucky despite loss of 102-year-old house

The demolition of a family’s home near downtown Calgary begins the journey to restoration after last June’s devastating flood. More

Flood damaged home demolished

The Erlton home of John and Mona Hayes was deemed uninhabitable by the province after the June flood, today it was demolished as the first step in a rebuilding project backed by the Calgary charity Samaritan's Purse. More

Flooded homes begin rebuild thanks to Calgary charity

The demolition of a family’s home near downtown Calgary begins the journey to restoration after last June’s devastating flood. More

Samaritan's Purse Canada - Helping Sudanese Doctors

Samaritan's Purse Canada helps Sudanese Doctors as told through a story on CBC News. More

65K shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies head to Iraq

Samaritan's Purse is sending 65,0000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to Syrian regfugee children who are now living in Iraq. More

Ottawa man returns from typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Ed Hand speaks with Peter Wright, an Ottawa man who spent a month with Samaritan's Purse in Tacloban. That city was among the areas hardest-hit by Typhoon Haiyan. More

Charity aims to help struggling flood victims

Samaritan's Purse helps families return home after the 2013 floods. More

Harrowing ordeal for former 'Lost boy' caught in Sudan violence

Samaritan's Purse is commited to helping medical doctors get back to serving the medical system in South Sudan. More

2013 Headlines

Local volunteers help with typhoon relief

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Hamilton docs in the Philippines to help and learn

Canadian doctors volunteer with Samaritan's Purse to go to the Philippines to assist typhoon victims More

Calgary nurse instructor to aid Philippine typhoon victims

Bow Valley College teacher headed to devastated country with Samaritan's Purse More

Love looks like something

A Kitchener woman who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox years ago has an opportunity to deliver shoeboxes to children in Senegal. More

Calgary man headed to Philippines to help with typhoon relief

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Two weeks after typhoon Haiyan, the crisis has only just begun

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A woman packs hundreds of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes every year

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Local man to help in disaster area

Volunteers step forward to head into a disaster zone in the Philippines More

Samaritan's Purse packs hygiene kits as part of their disaster relief response to Typhoon Haiyan

Samaritan's Purse helps reach victims in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan More

Woman packs 100 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for her 50th birthday

A birthday celebration becomes a way to help brighten the lives of children living in poverty around the world More

Good Samaritans bring help and hope to the Philippines

Hopewell Residential employees volunteer their time at Samaritan's Purse for the Operation Christmas Child program to benefit those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines More

Calgary's Mustard Seed does good deeds, helping Samaritan's Purse with Operation Christmas Child

Clients at Calgary's Mustard Seed have an opportunity to pack gift-filled shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. More

This Operation Christmas Child grew up and paid it forward

A Canadian woman who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox when she was young, delivers shoeboxes to children in Senegal, Africa. More

Gift-filled shoeboxes open door to changed lives

Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts allow partners in Africa to provide physical and spiritual aid to children and families. More

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes break the ice in Senegal

Gift-filled shoeboxes bring the joy of Christmas to children in Senegal, Africa. More

Damaris full-circle shoebox story

A Kitchener woman who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox years ago has an opportunity to deliver shoeboxes to children in Senegal. More

How shoeboxes help spread the Gospel

Focus on the Family blogger Jim Daly visits Senegal, Africa to share gift-filled shoeboxes with children through Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. More

Operation Christmas Child sees shoe boxes packed with gifts for Third World children

Sault Ste. Marie couple packs Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children around the world through Samaritan's Purse. More

Christmas in Costa Rica

Yellowknife family to deliver boxes of gifts to impoverished children More

Donated shoeboxes packed with gifts delight children in developing nations

A Waterloo Region mother of three delivers Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children in Senegal. More

Samaritan's Purse sends interns overseas

Samaritan's Purse Canada is partnering with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs to send 16 interns to development projects around the world. More

Samaritan's Purse and local volunteers step up for High River flood

Samaritan's Purse and local volunteers help families clean out their homes after flooding in High River and Siksika Nation, Alberta. More

Gifts delivered by local volunteer

A Hanover, Ontario woman delivers Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Senegal, Africa. More

Not just here for photo op, Paul Brandt's the 'real deal'

Paul Brandt and Samaritan's Purse volunteers help a retired couple clean out their flooded home in High River, Alberta. More

Samaritan’s Purse springs into action at local level

Samaritan's Purse disaster relief based on Biblical story of the Good Samaritan. More

Some 2,000 Samaritan’s Purse volunteers helping process more than 700 requests for flood help

Samaritan's Purse volunteers continue to clean out and spray-wash flood-damaged homes in southern Alberta communities. More

Country singer Paul Brandt lends a hand after Alberta floods

Paul Brandt partners with Samaritan's Purse and others to help flood-affected homeowners in southern Alberta. More

Religious organizations help community

Samaritan's Purse and other organizations respond to needs in flood-damaged areas of southern Alberta. More

Research charities before you give

Samaritan's Purse received a grade of A+ in MoneySense magazine's annual evaluation of Canadian charities. More

Calgary's volunteer spirit shines in flood-ravaged neighbourhood

Calgarians unite to clean out flood-damaged homes. More

Airdronian to build water filters in Cambodia

An Airdrie resident is traveling to Cambodia to construct water filters with Samaritan's Purse and provide clean water. More

As flood relief begins, Calgary residents long for home

Calgarians, including Samaritan's Purse, provide care for the homeless and victims of flooding after Calgary disaster. More

Okotoks resident heading to Kenya with Samaritan's Purse to install water filters

Alberta resident travels to Africa as an intern with Samaritan's Purse Water Projects. More

Niagara native helping to bring clean water to Nicaragua

A Niagara native is traveling to Nicaragua to provide clean water through BioSand Water Filters as an intern with Samaritan's Purse. More

Calgary couple Cambodia-bound to help tackle unclean with water problem with local invention

Thanks to a Calgary couple’s thirst to help others, the gift of clean water will improve more lives in Cambodia More

Samaritan’s Purse arrives in Huntsville

Samaritan's Purse begins flood relief work in Huntsville, ON. More

Healthcare project helps people in South Sudan

Partnership between Samaritan's Purse Canada, University of Calgary, Canadian International Development Agency More

OCC's impact immeasurable

Operation Christmas Child conference participants learn the impact that each gift-filled shoe box can have on children around the world. More

Nurse works to better lives amid bloody violence in South Sudan

B.C. nurse Karen Daniels brings hope and health to communities in South Sudan through Christian relief and development organization Samaritan's Purse. More

Calgary nurse making a difference in Africa

A nurse from Cranbrook B.C. has been travelling to Sudan and South Sudan, staying as long as nine months at a time on several missions with Samaritan's Purse over the last decade. More

Lethbridge doctor takes medical skills to Togo

Lethbridge emergency doctor Magda Lisztwan, recently returned from a medical mission with Samaritan's Purse to the west African nation of Togo. More

Will we respond to Sudan's own hell?

As the international community avoids involvement in the Sudan/South Sudan border war, Samaritan's Purse provides water and sanitation to 65,000 people in the Yida refugee camp. More

Giving people a hand up

A retired Alberta couple spend their time volunteering with Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief, traveling the world to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid. More

To Costa Rica, with toys, candy and love

A school secretary from High Level, AB, travels to Costa Rica with Samaritan's Purse to hand out Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and conduct dental and eyeglass clinics. More

Samaritan's Purse outreach to children in need

Volunteers at the Samaritan's Purse processing center in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, inspect gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes before the gifts are send overseas to hurting children. More

2012 Headlines

Christmas shoe box legacy

A Kitchener woman who received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box shares the impact that the box had on her as a child in Romania. More

A Christmas story: In a poor Romanian town, a shoebox of presents means everything

A Romanian woman who received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box when she was nine, now packs and inspects shoe boxes in Canada to show her gratitude. More

Pair meets a decade after Operation Christmas Child box sent to Bolivia

A girl who received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box in Bolivia ten years ago, meets the boy who packed and sent the box of gifts, in Markham. More

Mission trip to Cambodia planned by Rimbey church

Church members from Rimbey will go on a mission trip to Cambodia with Samaritan's Purse to build and distribute BioSand Water Filters that will help provide clean water to local families. More

Samaritan's Purse more than shoeboxes

Alberta volunteers learn about Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief, which helps clean up in communities that have been affected by disasters such as floods or fires. More

Operation Christmas Child spreads joy In Cambodia

A Cold Lake teenager travels to Cambodia on a mission trip with Samaritan's Purse to distribute Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. More

At work and play in a refugee camp

Reporter Karen Stiller visits refugee camps in South Sudan, Africa where Samaritan's Purse is helping provide food, water, sanitation, and healthcare. More

A visit to the world's newest country

Faith Today associate editor Karen Stiller was invited to see the life-changing work Canadians are doing to help in South Sudan, "a very, very difficult place". More

Refugee camps include thousands of parent-less children

Samaritan's Purse is helping refugees from Sudan's Nuba Mountains who have escaped to refugee camps in South Sudan. More

Operation Christmas Child makes impact

MacGregor-area resident Jake Klassen travels to Uruguay to hand out shoe box gifts with Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. More

Sanitation is critical in refugee camp

Samaritan's Purse is helping refugees from Sudan's Nuba Mountains who have escaped to refugee camps in South Sudan. More

Delivering the spirit of sharing

Larry Sheppard, a volunteer with Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, delivers gift-filled shoe boxes to children in Costa Rica. More

In Sudan, the rainy season compounds fear and misery

As hundreds of refugees escape to South Sudan refugee camps from Sudanese bombing attacks, Samaritan's Purse is providing food supplies in the refugee camps. More

Six youth bound for mission trip to Costa Rica

Six youth bound for mission trip to Costa Rica with Samaritan's Purse. More

Other relief groups offer flood aid

Samaritan's Purse is helping flood victims clean and repair their flood-damaged homes in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. More

Townshippers return from 'life-changing' trip to Haiti

29 people volunteer their time and skills with Samaritan's Purse to help construct an orphanage and hand out Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. More

Helping out in the developing world

Lloydminster woman travels to El Salvador with Samaritan's Purse. More

Foreign volunteers join Japanese in rebuilding tsunami-hit houses in Sendai

Volunteers from Samaritan's Purse rebuild earthquake and tsunami-hit homes in Japan. More

Vermilion teen named in Top 30 Under 30

Alberta's youngest member of the Top 30 Under 30 supports Samaritan's Purse with an art show. More

Family to fight human trafficking in Cambodia

Kelowna family works with Samaritan's Purse to educate families, teachers, ministers and government workers to stop human trafficking in Cambodia. More

Second anniversary of Haitian quake

Two years after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, Samaritan's Purse continues to work with communities in Haiti to rebuild. More

2011 Headlines