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Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao sings "We Are the World" during a lunch he sponsored for hundreds of needy New Yorkers. ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
NY homeless angry at China tycoon's 'publicity stunt'

A three-course lunch hosted by an eccentric Chinese millionaire for 250 homeless New Yorkers in a posh restaurant degenerated into fury Wednesday when guests were denied $300 cash handouts.

NY homeless angry at China tycoon's 'publicity stunt'
1930 Ford Model A. Photo courtesy of autoblog.com
Homeless man crashes Model 'A' Ford into river

A 34-year-old homeless man was arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen 1930 Model "A" Ford car into a river in the US state of Oregon, police said.

Homeless man crashes Model 'A' Ford into river
Police crack down on homeless in Sao Paulo
Police crack down on homeless in Sao Paulo

Police in Brazil cracked down with tear gas on about 1,000 homeless demonstrators in Sao Paulo who were hurling rocks, authorities said, with World Cup action here looming.

Police crack down on homeless in Sao Paulo
©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar

A co-founder of the Pinkberry US frozen yogurt chain was jailed for seven years Friday for using a tire iron to attack a homeless man begging for money.

US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar
©Reuters/Pool/Boris Roessler
Suspected French cannibal served in Afghanistan: army

A suspected cannibal who killed a 90-year-old man in southern France apparently to eat his heart and tongue was a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, an army source said on Monday.

Suspected French cannibal served in Afghanistan: army
©Reuters/Susana Vera
Swedish far right seeks to ban foreigners from begging

The far-right Sweden Democrats party on Wednesday proposed forbidding foreigners from begging in the country under penalty of jail time or expulsion.

Swedish far right seeks to ban foreigners from begging
McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban
McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban

McDonald's Japan issued an apology Friday after it was revealed one of its outlets had posted a notice banning homeless people for more than a year.

McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban
600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods
600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods

An estimated 600,000 people in the Philippines remained at temporary shelters or with relatives on Friday after days of heavy rain that killed 20.

600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods
Homelessness rising in Australia: study
Homelessness rising in Australia: study

Homelessness in Australia has surged 17 percent since 2006 mainly due to a spike in migrant numbers, though fewer people are sleeping rough on the streets.

Homelessness rising in Australia: study
Homeless man in video asks for Timberlake's help
Homeless man in video asks for Timberlake's help

A homeless man featured in a mock video produced by a friend of Justin Timberlake for the actor's wedding is now asking the actor-singer for help.

Homeless man in video asks for Timberlake's help
Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study
Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study

Hunger and homelessness are on the rise in the United States, and cash-strapped cities and social services are being forced to turn needy people away empty-handed.

Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon

Nearly 200,000 people were homeless and 475 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help.

475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest
UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

Homeless people fled to packed camps or clustered near their charred houses in western Myanmar on Sunday, amid ongoing unrest that the UN said displaced 26,500 from mainly Muslim communities.

UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

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