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In preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, riot police in the German town of Hameln needed somewhere for the officers to stay overnight. The police were offered a barracks that previously held migrants but were shocked to discover that the past residents had smeared faeces, vomit and blood all over the walls of the former asylum home reports Junge Freiheit.

North Rhine-Westphalia police refused the accommodation due to the unsanitary conditions the barracks had been left in. The Facebook page of the German police union posted pictures of the former migrant home saying, “semen, blood and faeces on the walls and in the beds. Inside cockroaches were eating.”


Australian, Chinese visitors drive boost for New Zealand accommodation sector

A surge in visitor numbers from Australia and China drove an increase in guest nights in New Zealand’s accommodation sector in June, the government statistics agency said Wednesday.

Guest nights for June were 3.1 percent higher than in June 2014, according to Statistics New Zealand.

“Most of the rise for June was from international guest nights, ” business indicators manager Neil Kelly said in a statement.

Domestic guest nights were up 0.6 percent, and international guest nights were up 8 percent.

For the year ended June 2015, national guest nights were up 5.3 percent from the June 2014 year.