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Arab State Comes to Aid of Joplin, Missouri Students

Julie Denesha/Getty Images(JOPLIN, Mo.) -- Help can come from the least-expected places, as teens from tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri have found out.

Though still battered from the monster twister last May that left more than 150 people dead and a third of the town in ruins, Joplin High School will be session in just a few weeks.  Classes for freshmen and sophomores will be held inside an abandoned school building that wasn't leveled, while the upperclassmen are being moved to a former big-box store near the local mall.

Juniors and seniors might complain about the new surroundings but they certainly won't be able to gripe about the study aids they'll receive -- courtesy of a $1 million gift made by the United Arab Emirates.

Each student will receive a new Apple notebook computer to help with their lessons.  The UAE made the cash donation for that purpose after learning how the tornado devastated the Joplin school system.

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Google Person Finder, Farmville Aid During Japan Crisis

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Google has set up a new service to help people reunite with those missing since Japan's earthquake and tsunami. Google Person Finder allows people all over the world to set up profile pages for loved ones.

Anyone with information can simply search for the person's name and then post an update.

There are more than 140,000 records on the site.

For those who want to make a donation to the victims in Japan, the maker of Farmville has come up with an easy way to do it. When players make in-game purchases, 100 percent of the profits will go to a newly created Save the Children fund.

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