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Shelter gangs and a serial killer: Covid crime surge leaves New York’s unhoused more vulnerable

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutally tough on America’s homeless. Already difficult patterns of living, often just survival, were abruptly disrupted as the city emptied and shut down during spikes. Shelters and foo...

Foscadh (Shelter) review – gentle tale of oddball loner follows its own path

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This is a quietly promising Irish Gaelic-language drama that features strong work from Dónall Ó Héalai as John, a handsome neurodivergent loner in the Connemara mountains who defies the expected categories: neither a ...

Michigan animal shelter inundated with parakeets in breeding plan gone wrong

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An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off on Thursday night, the Det...

200,000 UK children could be made homeless this winter, warns Shelter

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An estimated 200,000 children are at risk of being left homeless this winter, charity Shelter said. A poll carried out by YouGov for Shelter found that 104,000 families in privately rented homes received eviction noti...

Manhattan hotel reopens as homeless shelter despite protest from Billionaires Row residents

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Just a few steps away from the horse-drawn carriages that whisk tourists through New York’s Central Park and the opulence of the Plaza Hotel is an unassuming building on a quiet block in midtown Manhattan. The buildin...

With a sleaze storm brewing in parliament, Boris Johnson seeks shelter where he can

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Hugely encouraging to find Boris Johnson treating Monday’s emergency debate on sleaze like the birth of a lovechild. Which is to say, he was unfortunately washing his hair. Metaphorically, of course. I get a strong “M...

Tourists in Mexico shelter after armed gang storms Cancún beach – video

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Staff and tourists near the Mexican resort city of Cancún have been sent rushing for shelter after a group of armed men entered the beach outside a luxury hotel and opened fire. Two men were killed on Thursday in what...

Making coffins, giving shelter: volunteers step in as Covid overwhelms Indonesia

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Every day, before 7am, volunteers gather in front of a house in Yogyakarta. Wearing masks and maintaining distance, they measure and cut panels of wood, smoothing the edges with sandpaper. For the past 11 days, the fr...

Blind date: ‘We had to abandon our main courses and seek shelter’

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What were you hoping for?Nice food and good conversation. It was my first meal out in 2021, so I was quite excited. First impressions?Stylish – I really liked what Greg was wearing. What did you talk about?All sorts....

Shelter releases 1,000 feral cats on to Chicago streets to combat rat crisis

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An animal shelter in Chicago has released 1,000 feral cats throughout the city to combat a rat crisis. Through a program called Cats at Work, the Tree House Humane Society, a local animal shelter, releases feral felin...

‘I am not my trauma’: survivors of sexual abuse at a Ugandan girls’ shelter – photo essay

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Eve was just eight years old and recently orphaned when she was taken to live at a girls’ shelter on Bugala island, in the Ugandan sector of Lake Victoria. Bery’s Place had been set up in 2006 by Bernhard “Bery” Glase...