Mar 2, 2015

Viral video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported. The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in L.A.’s ...

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Jan 16, 2015

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats Thursday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless. Vice President Saulos Chilima said the rescue operation had been delayed ...

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Jan 8, 2015

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Activists want to give Tokyo’s homeless people dignity in death. They are raising funds to create a special grave for their ashes rather than the anonymous, communal disposal afforded to people who die without means and mourners. Potential beneficiaries include Shigeru Ikeda, not his ...

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for 78th birthday

Dec 18, 2014

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for 78th birthday

Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kg (1,760 pounds) of chicken meat for the poor. The Vatican said Wednesday the meat, provided by a Spanish producer, would be distributed to soup kitchens. ...

Aug 17, 2014

40% of Tokyo's homeless targeted by violence: survey

About 40 percent of homeless people in Tokyo have been attacked or threatened on the street, a survey by a nonprofit organization has revealed. The Independent Life Support Center Moyai conducted the survey in June and July, interviewing nearly 350 street people aged between ...

Aug 1, 2014

Sumida schools confront assaults on the homeless

Elementary and junior high schools in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, have embarked on a new program to address a jump in violence against homeless people in the area. One of the sessions took place July 10 at Hikifune Elementary School, where two homeless men who ...