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Street view: Former homeless man leads 'invisible Zagreb' tour

Zagreb - Alcoholics, vagrants, nobodies -- Mile Mrvalj rattles off common prejudices against Zagreb's "invisible" homeless community as he leads a tour around sites that usually go unnoticed in the Croatian capital.

Homeless village opens in Edinburgh following celebrity fundraisers

Edinburgh - A charity backed by celebrities including George Clooney and Leonardo Di Caprio on Thursday opened a village devoted entirely to homeless people in Edinburgh.

Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

Rome - Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least seven lives, disrupted travel and closed schools.

Paris counts 3,000 in first-ever homeless census

Paris - At least 3,000 people sleep rough on the streets of Paris, according to figures from the city's first ever homelessness census which authorities warned Wednesday were likely a serious underestimate.

Counting the homeless in the City of Light

Paris - Of Emmanuel Macron's many bold promises since sweeping to power last year, his pledge to completely banish homelessness from the streets of France was perhaps the boldest.

Down but not out: French homeless man takes Twitter by storm

Paris - A French homeless man has become a social media sensation, chalking up nearly 20,000 followers on Twitter with his account of life on the mean streets of Paris.

Op-Ed: San Diego Hepatitis A outbreak tied to homeless population

San Diego - Not only does San Diego, California have a homelessness problem, but the city now is battling a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 421 people and killed 16 between November 2016 and September this year. At least 279 people have been hospitalized.

Sydney homeless 'tent city' packs up after new law

Sydney - A homeless tent city in the heart of Sydney was being dismantled Friday, after political wrangling over the plight of those sleeping rough in winter sparked criticism and new laws.

Homeless tent city springs up in central Sydney

Sydney - A homeless tent city has sprung up outside Australia's central bank in the heart of Sydney, sparking a war of words over who should deal with it.

Ranks of homeless veterans keep swelling in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War.

Homeless Poles hoist sails for around-the-world trip

Varsovia - Residents of a homeless shelter in Warsaw can already feel the wind in their sails as they work on the imposing steel hull of a majestic schooner, which they aim to take around the globe.

Surviving Russia's winter a grim triumph for homeless

Sanktpeterburg - As the fierce winter drags towards an end in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, Eduard Okuniyev is counting himself lucky to still be alive.

Vienna's homeless show tourists life on the street

Vienna - On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna's central train station.

Silicon Valley's wealth has created a culture of homelessness

California's Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the technology revolution in the U.S. The wealth is palpable everywhere you look, yet over 30 percent of Silicon Valley residents are on public assistance and one-third of its schoolchildren are homeless.

Lockers lighten load for Lisbon's homeless

Lisbon - Everything Fabio Ferreira Silva owns fits inside one of the 12 bright yellow lockers in front of Lisbon's riverside Santa Apolonia rail station.

Shelters multiply as London's homeless problem grows

London - Every night Andrew, Cristian and Shafiqul visit a church in the wealthy central London district of Westminster to share a meal and get a place for the night sleeping off the cold and wet streets.

McDonald's France apologises for 'don't feed the homeless' note

Marseille - McDonald's France was forced to apologise Wednesday following the emergence of an internal note reportedly ordering staff not to hand out food to "tramps" at a restaurant on the swish Cote d'Azur.

'No home, no bathroom, no life': grim future for Athens homeless

Atenas - On a bench beneath a fluttering Greek flag in front of an Orthodox church, two homeless men are philosophising about the financial crisis that has devastated their country and helped push them onto the streets."What can I say about the situation?

Utah's answer to chronic homelessness? Give them a place to live

Salt Lake City - In what many people are saying was a herculean task, the state of Utah has been able to darned near wipe out chronic homelessness in the state, and it has only taken 10 years. How was this possible?

Review: Homeless buskers are the endearing subjects of 'Lowdown Tracks' Special

In Toronto, a common pedestrian experience is walking around and ignoring the city's homeless population. 'Lowdown Tracks' looks at several homeless subjects trying to make some money busking.

Rare help gets Saint Petersburg homeless through winter

Saint Petersburg - In his seven years spent living rough around Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, Valera has lost his girlfriend and four fingers to the brutal winter weather.

Homeless residents make lives in Madrid's airport

Madrid - In Madrid airport's bustling fourth terminal, Edu's trolley is loaded with suitcases, but he won't be checking them in. Unlike the thousands of Christmas travellers, he is not flying anywhere.

Allowing alcohol in homeless shelters: A new model emerges

Seattle - A new experiment in Washington State suggests that allowing homeless shelter residents to consume alcohol on the premises–an uncommon practice in the U.S.–may be superior to the traditional abstinence-only approach.

Slovak train station's homeless now work there

Bratislava - Once their crash pad, now their office: seven homeless men who used to camp out at the Slovak capital's main train station are now its baggage porters.

Housing is a right: Edmonton rally Special

The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) organized a rally on November 21 to proclaim housing as a right.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Emotional video about homelessness goes viral

Orlando - A new campaign is attempting to breakdown the stereotypes usually associated with the homeless and show that, in a post-recession economy, losing your home happens to everyday people.

Warming up with Canada's first ever hot chocolate festival

Well, the groundhog spotting its own shadow may be a bummer, as the furry forecaster predicts a long winter, but why not warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at participating vendors in this year's first ever national Hot Chocolate Festival?

Texan detained by police for giving change to homeless man

Houston - A Texan who gave a homeless man 75 cents says he was roughed up, handcuffed and detained for more than an hour by Houston police officers who accused him of giving a homeless man drugs.

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons to cut the defense budget by 10%

The budget of the United States military is the largest in the world. Below is a list of expenditures that could occur in exchange for a 10 percent reduction in defense spending.
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Alabama State University was founded to educate blacks in 1867. This photograph of homeless white boys was taken at New York in 1890. It is only when inconvenient facts like this are juxtaposed that white privilege can be seen for the fantasy it is.
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A food line in Canada during the Great Depression; 8 decades on, the hungry, and indeed the homeless are still with us.
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Right to Housing Rally. Harvey, a formerly homeless man.
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Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban houses the Parliament of Bangladesh and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world.
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Homeless could happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the live of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta.
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Two teens mocking an apparently homeless man in a video later uploaded to the Creature Sightings Facebook page
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Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
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Homeless in Toronto
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Home Safe Toronto documentary screening and expert discussion in at The Royal Theatre
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A homeless man lives on the streets, with a sign asking for help, next to a business man who looks like he has plenty, showing the gap between rich and poor that is growing in the United States.
Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
Homelessness can happen to anyone  including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is ...
Homelessness can happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the life of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta
All the CEOs taking part in the sleep out to raise money for St Vincent de Paul pose for a photo.
All the CEOs taking part in the sleep out to raise money for St Vincent de Paul pose for a photo.
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GOP Rep. Don Young explains how to solve homelessness using wolves. (screen grab)
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The campaign asked homeless people to write down something about themselves that people wouldn't know by just walking past them.
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Homeless could happen to anyone  including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is sp...
Homeless could happen to anyone, including you. For 48 hours Jennifer Gilroy and Mark Fox (who is spending 36 hours) are living the live of a street person as part of Street Days with Ve'ahavta.
File photo: Bystanders do nothing to help a homeless man lying down on Toronto Street
File photo: Bystanders do nothing to help a homeless man lying down on Toronto Street
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Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
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