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Poop Patrol: San Fran deploys squads to clear streets of human feces after residents raise stink

San Francisco has established ‘Poop Patrols’ to deal with human waste that’s contaminating sidewalks in one of America’s wealthiest cities, sometimes making them almost impassable. Read more The city is about to launch the ‘Poop Patrols’ squad to remove man-made feces from the streets, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The task force, made up of five Public Works staffers, will ...

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French town now ‘too rich’ to tax residents

A French village may stop charging its residents taxes after state auditors found that the local council already has too much money in its accounts. Le Perthus, a Pyrenees town on the French-Spanish border, earns close to €800,000 ($ 936,000) per year from parking facilities used by visitors who cross to Spain to buy cheaper goods. The income, and the ...

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Toronto residents smoke enough pot a year to build 2,000 CN Towers out of joints – survey

Canadians are preparing for the day when they can smoke cannabis without breaking the law, but some of them have not been shying away from it as it is: Torontonians already light the equivalent of 141.7 million joints a year. While the recreational use of cannabis will become legal all over Canada only on October 17, it’s not stopping residents ...

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Rain check: Residents of Russian town taxed for rain

Local residents in a Russian town were appalled to discover that they are being taxed for rain. The information was exposed after a resident in Russia’s Perm region noticed an additional fee on her monthly utility bill, local newspaper Iskra reports. Read more The payment was “for sewage,” according to the bill. Tenants of the same apartment building turned to ...

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White Helmets are helping Syrian militants prepare ‘false flag’ chemical attack – Idlib residents

The notorious White Helmets have brought chemicals, protective gear and cameras to militant-controlled Idlib in Syria, in an apparent preparation of yet another false-flag attack, locals told the Russian Reconciliation Center. A convoy of six vehicles, bearing the emblems of the White Helmets, reportedly arrived in the capital of Idlib province over the weekend, the head of the Russian Reconciliation ...

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Residents of flooded Russian town stage ‘Venice festival’ to solve urban problem

Residents of a Siberian town staged a Venice carnival in an attempt to attract the city council’s attention to the aching problem of flooded pedestrian crossings. In the satirical video, dressed-up residents – from Ob in the Novosibirsk region – draw parallels between their city and the famous Italian romantic spot in an attempt to have authorities recognize the importance ...

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Firefighters battle massive blaze at Dubai tower, residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 13 May, 2018 08:31 Edited time: 13 May, 2018 08:46 Dubai firefighters are battling a major fire at a high-rise residential building in the city. Footage from the scene shared on social media shows flames and huge plumes of smoke engulfing the tower. Dubai Civil Defence said they were working to put out the blaze at Zen Tower ...

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Gaza ‘on brink of collapse’ as residents remain ‘caged in’ – author Norman Finkelstein to RT

The “open-air prison” of Gaza is “on the brink of collapse,” with Palestinians verging now on an unlivable situation, author Norman Finkelstein told RT’s ‘Going Underground.’ Finkelstein, author of the book ‘Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom,’ believes the “point of no return” has been reached when it comes to Gaza. “Seventy percent of the people of Gaza are refugees. ...

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Make it rain on them: Rapper Drake hands out 1 million dollars in free money to Miami residents

Canadian hip-hop artist Drake shocked Miami residents with a warm surprise this February: $ 1 million in cold, hard cash. In his latest video entitled “God’s Plan,” Drake performs random acts of kindness, such as handing out massive wads of cash to local passersby and writing off everyone’s grocery lists at a local supermarket, all while recording their shocked reactions ...

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‘Ghost town’: Residents of ‘liberated’ Raqqa left to rebuild their ruined city unaided

Months after its liberation from ISIS by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Raqqa still lies in ruins. However, neither the militants nor the coalition itself seem to be keen on helping to rebuild the destroyed Syrian city. The north-eastern Syrian city, which was once the de-facto capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist caliphate, was retaken back ...

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