Europe prods homeless with spikes and cold showers
“One evening I arrived, and a flower box had taken my place"
Undecided land claims in Colombia put slave descendants at risk, study says
Afro-Colombians make up nearly 11 percent of the country's population of 48 million, and many live in resource-rich and rainforest regions
Poor minorities left behind in Indian cities boom
INDIA-CITIES/RELIGION (FEATURE):FEATURE-Poor minorities left behind in Indian cities boom
Wife of infamous Lord Lucan leaves fortune to homeless charity
"At a time when over 300,000 people in Britain are without a home, we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive"
Pope's Chile visit to cast light on Mapuche Indians' land struggle
"The Pope will visit a very symbolic area"
Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament
PORTUGAL-MARIJUANA/ (PIX):Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament
Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada
There are concerns people would freeze to death on the streets
UK social housing deal with private equity giant sparks fears for tenants
"(Blackstone and Sage's) purely profit motive is contrary to the social purpose objectives of most traditional housing associations"
Housing the homeless: cardboard tents sprout in Brussels
"It is a shame that in the 21st century there are still people living in streets in a very rich country like Belgium."
Council leader calls for beggars to be removed before UK royal wedding
"If somebody is sleeping out on the street, they are not there by choice, they are there because something has gone wrong."