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'They are not a tourist attraction': Amsterdam mayor slams tourists who 'humiliate' sex workers

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Amsterdam’s mayor has stepped up her campaign to change the city’s seedy image, scolding visitors who make the pilgrimage to its red-light district for treating sex workers like a tourist attraction. Calling their treatment “unpalatable” and “humiliating,” Femke Halsema told the Amsterdam daily, Het Parool, that growing tourism to the red-light district was making it Read More

In Chicago's epic freeze, some homeless feel more comfortable outdoors

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Blanca Rodriguez, a 52-year-old homeless woman, spent a night at one of the warming centers Chicago set up ahead of the Arctic-like weather that froze a large swath of the United States this week. Richard S. Vargas, The Salvation Army Director of Community Social Services, checks on homeless Blanca Rodriguez for cold Read More

Dozens of babies die as winter hits Syrian camps

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Twenty-nine children and newborn babies have died in an overcrowded Syrian refugee camp in the past eight weeks, most of them overcome by hypothermia. The al-Hol camp has seen its population triple in size to 33,000 in the past two months. Many of the newcomers have fled fighting between Islamic Read More

Your Money: How to get 20 percent off your tax bill

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tax filing season for 2018 returns starts this week, and the most complicated changes brought about by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act are still barely comprehensible. FILE PHOTO: Copies of tax regulations are seen during a markup on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Read More

Zimbabwe's president didn't get the welcome home he hoped for

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By John Sparks, Africa correspondent, in Zimbabwe When the scarf-clad Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, touched down at Harare’s scruffy-looking airport, he did not get the sort of reception that I am sure he was hoping for. He had spent a week in Europe trying to drum up investment and loans to keep his bankrupt administration Read More

Zimbabwe unrest prompts president to hurry home

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By John Sparkes, Africa correspondent, in Zimbabwe When the scarf-clad Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, touched down at Harare’s scruffy-looking airport, he did not get the sort of reception that I am sure he was hoping for. He had spent a week in Europe trying to drum up investment and loans to keep his bankrupt administration Read More

Donations keep Death Valley National Park partly open during shutdown

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DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s Death Valley National Park, famed for its record-breaking heat, is keeping its visitor center and some restrooms open during the partial U.S. government shutdown with donations from a non-profit group and two hotels, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. A National Park entrance fee collection service is temporarily suspended at Read More

First jobs: How to get started saving the planet

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) FILE PHOTO: Carter Roberts, President & CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), attends a panel on “Commitment to Action: Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants” at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Read More

Was UK’s most notorious UFO sighting a REVENGE PRANK played on US airmen by SAS commandos?

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Reported in detail by ranking military personnel, the 1980 UFO sightings in Sussex’s Rendlesham Forest, spawned their own cottage industry of speculation. But now a leading ufologist says it was all just a vengeful prank. Thirty-eight years ago, on three nights between December 26 and 28, different sets of US Air Force personnel stationed at Read More