- Soup kitchens serving the homeless have been banned in the US city of Las Vegas with fines coming into force for anyone caught giving hand-outs in its parks.
Council officials decided to curb the charity practice, with possible fines of $1,000 and six months imprisonment, after complaints from residents.
Other US cities have rules or have looked at limiting free food giveaways.
Las Vegas is thought to be the first to explicitly make it an offence to feed the poor, says the New York Times.
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