One Direction's Liam Payne said: "The pictures I have seen of little children in between the ruins made my heart break.
"All of us in the band are shocked by how many people need help, so we're asking the public to continue to be as generous as they possibly can."
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It will be a cloudy and at times damp morning across much of the UK, apart from the far west where it will be dry and bright.
Barack Obama has returned to the political spotlight, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of upcoming elections.