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Temporary shelter for homeless being provided in Lahore: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said tents were being set up in Lahore as temporary shelters for the homeless sleeping on the footpaths. The prime minister said this in a tweet on Saturday. Tents being setup in Lahore today as temporary Panah Gahs (shelters) for the homeless sleeping on the footpaths of the provincial capital. pic.twitter.com/psrsOnVfNG — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 24, 2018 In an earlier tweet, Imran said he had asked Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to set up tents…

Homeless man’s death outside parliament moves Britain

LONDON: The death of a homeless Portuguese man outside the British parliament this week has prompted calls to tackle the problem and unleashed outpourings of grief, including from Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The 35-year-old man, who has not been named, was found dead on Wednesday in an underground passage from Westminster station that leads to the Houses of Parliament building -- a spot that is passed by hundreds of politicians every day. Police have said the death is being treated as unexplained but…

US police reopen probe after video surfaces of cop beating homeless woman

DeKalb County: A police officer in United States' Georgia state is facing a renewed investigation after the release of a video in which he can be seen beating a homeless woman and threatening to shoot her as she struggles on the ground of a convenience store. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO- VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED - - - - - A nearly two-minute-long video, recorded on June 4, shows the DeKalb County officer beating the poor woman and even threatening to shoot her surfaced on social media. The video was posted on…

Woman takes incredible initiative to help the homeless in freezing winter

LONDON: A compassionate woman has come up with a brilliant solution to keep freezing cold homeless people warm this winter. Fay Sibley decided to collect a dozen unwanted coats from friends and family and set up a small stall outside Colchester Library in Essex. To draw people for this humanitarian cause, she wrote a message: ‘Need a coat? Take one. Want to help? Leave one.’ As passersby spotted the goodwill gesture, dozens more coats have started to appear and Fay’s Facebook post has been shared more than 1,000…

In Madrid, the homeless dine out…for free

MADRID: It is early evening at a restaurant in central Madrid and Jose Silva sits down for a meal of rice, meatballs and vegetables as waiters flit from one table to another. All very normal, except for one crucial detail: Silva, 42, cannot afford to pay. He lives rough under the platform of a cable car station in Madrid's sprawling Casa del Campo park, one of dozens of homeless people who have started dining for free at the "Robin Hood" restaurant that opened this week. The project is the brainchild of the…

Leonardo DiCaprio lunches in Edinburgh to support the homeless

EDINBURGH: Oscar winner and Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio visited a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland on Thursday to raise awareness of the plight of homelessness. The actor, well known for his roles in "The Revenant" and "Titanic", stopped in for lunch at "Home" a restaurant that serves Scottish and French cuisine and spends its profits on projects supporting the homeless. Crowds of fans braved the wet weather to catch a glimpse of DiCaprio, who signed autographs before eating at the cafe. Fellow Hollywood actor…

Oscar winner Ennio Morricone honors homeless at Vatican concert

ROME: Homeless people were the guests of honor on Saturday night at a special benefit concert in the Vatican conducted by Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone. Morricone, 88, who won this year's Academy Award for "The Hateful Eight," premiered a new, short composition for the event called "God, One of Us," and also conducted the orchestra in some of his most famous film sound tracks. They included three tracks from one of his most evocative sound scores, for the 1986 film "The Mission," by Roland Joffe and one from…