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Good news: Women in Algeria conquering mixed martial arts and a music festival powered by bikes

Good news: Women in Algeria conquering mixed martial arts and a music festival powered by bikes

Good News Friday News that makes you feel better – it’s a real thing. Every Friday, Euronews’ good news desk brings you a selection of…

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Good News Friday News that makes you feel better – it’s a real thing. Every Friday, Euronews’ good news desk brings you a selection of positive news stories from around the world.

This week we take a look at how a charity is helping homeless people cope with heatwaves; a music festival stage powered by bikes; a beach made accessible to blind people in Egypt, Colombia’s first sustainable school; and how women in Algeria are grappling with mixed martial arts, a sport traditionally dominated by men. Watch the video above for more on each story, or read on below.

1. How a charity is helping homeless people cope with heatwaves

Of all the challenges faced by people living on the street, one of the worst is having nowhere to wash or change clothes. And in the recent heatwaves, the homeless have felt the full force.

Paris’s Agora centre hopes to change that. An oasis created by the international charity Emmaus Solidarity, it provides a refuge for those with nowhere to go.

The heatwave knocks you out, says Cissé Amour, a homeless man attending the Agora since November 2021, “You get knocked out. And you just need a refuge somewhere cool, where you can shower, where you can quench your thirst, or maybe have a snack, and that’s the main objective. Because it’s difficult to live, you know. For us, it’s quite difficult, "

Between 200 and 300 homeless people can enjoy a shower at the centre every day. They have access to clean […]

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