The singers KT Tunstall and James Morrison are among British artists featured on Songs to Save a Life, a charity album to raise funds for Samaritans.
An anonymous donor in Japan has left 10m yen (about £83,500) to charity by dumping it in a public toilet with a letter saying it should be donated to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March.
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The wife of the former Liverpool FC manager Rafa Benitez has launched her charity, the Montse Benitez Foundation, to help people in the city.
Sea piracy is costing billions of pounds and ruining lives, seafaring charities including the International Transport Workers’ Federation’s Seafarers’ Trust have said.