Many people were surprised to learn that the woman, who is cleaning their street, is a millionaire.

Yu Youzhen, 54, is worth 10 million yuan ($1.6 million).

However, she lives a simple lifestyle and she works hard.

Yu works for the sanitation department as a street cleaner and earns $230 a month.

When asked why she decided to go back to work and work so hard when she has so much money, Youzhen responded that she wants to be a good example for her children and teach them good work ethics.

"The work is not just about wages, it gives me something to do, which is very important,” Youzhen said.

Youzhen said that she made it very clear to her children that if they work, they will inherit her fortune, but if they refuse to work and choose to sit around and live off their parents, then she will not leave her fortune to them.

Youzhen is a great role model to her children, as she does not sit around. She works hard as a street cleaner in the city of Wuhan.

She said that her son and daughter both work. Her son is a truck driver and her daughter has a full-time job.

Youzhen’s rags to riches story began five years ago when the land she and her husband owned was acquired by the Chinese government for property development.

In exchange for their land, the couple got 21 real estate properties, which brought them a lot of income and made them millionaires.


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HUSKVARNA, Sweden, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden praised a man who managed Saturday to lock three burglars in the basement of an apartment building while he called for help.

The incident in the southern city of Huskvarna began when the unidentified resident heard an alarm go off in the early morning hours. He went to the basement to find three men attempting to steal things.

Police said he slammed the door and locked it and when officers arrived they found the men still trapped and arrested them, reported.

Police credited the man's quick thinking but cautioned against individuals intervening in such situations unless it's absolutely necessary.


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PLYMOUTH, England, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A British woman who impersonated her brother's fiancee to cancel his wedding without the couple's knowledge pleaded guilty to a harassment charge.

Magistrates in Plymouth, England, heard Ann Duffy, 50, called the Plymouth Register Office Nov. 5 and claimed to be her now sister-in-law to cancel the scheduled Nov. 25 wedding, the Plymouth Herald reported Friday.

The court heard Duffy then called her brother and told him to put her on speakerphone so his fiancee could hear.

"You better put this on speakerphone. I have saved you on the divorce," she told him. "I have canceled your wedding. Would you like me to send you the confirmation email?"

Duffy's brother was able to rebook the wedding the following day.

The court heard Duffy told authorities her relationship with her sister-in-law became strained when Duffy's mother moved in with the couple. Duffy told investigators she did not want her brother to marry someone she dislikes and who she believed to be taking her mother away.

Police said there were other reported incidents of trouble between Duffy and her sister-in-law that led to the harassment charge being filed.

Duffy is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11.


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If she gets the boot, she might not get the keys.

France’s First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler, fears she could wind up homeless if her cheating partner, President Francoise Hollande, dumps her for the younger actress he’s rumored to be seeing, according to a published report.

Trierweiler, 48, has left the Paris hospital she checked into for a week after reports of Hollande's alleged fling with 41-year-old Julie Gayet. She is resting at La Lanterne, a hunting lodge and presidential retreat in Versailles.

An article on the website of Paris Match – the trendy magazine where Trierweiler works – said "Valerie oscillates between depression and rage" and has told colleagues she worries she’ll have no home to return to because the First Couple’s Paris apartment is in his name.

"Imagine the anxiety," wrote Paris Match deputy editor Catherine Schwaab.

Hollande, 59, didn’t use his visit on Thursday to Trierweiler’s hospital bedside to dump her, but he did tell his devastated partner that he needs “more time,” Schwaab wrote.

"They agreed that she could 'wait' in La Lanterne. But wait for what? Therein lies the problem," the article states.

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A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media reported on Friday.

The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy, who weighs 3.5 kilogrammes (nine pounds), are doing well and other new mothers in Rieti hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for her, the reports said.

"I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain," the nun was quoted as saying at the hospital, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

La Repubblica said she gave birth on Wednesday.

ANSA said the nun had named her baby Francesco (Francis) -- also the pope's chosen title and one of the most popular names in Italy, where St Francis of Assisi is the much-loved national patron saint.

The hospital could not be reached for comment.

The nun belongs to the "Little Disciples of Jesus" convent in Campomoro near Rieti, which manages an old people's home and reports said she would keep the baby.

Her fellow nuns were quoted saying they were "very surprised".


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eople at a beach ran for cover as a plane came crashing down.

Things went from bad to worse for two pilots of New Zealand, after crash landing on a beach on Friday.

When they finally tried taking off again, their plane crashed into the ocean.

Pilot Dennis Horn, and his co-pilot Manfred Scherbius, were shaken but unharmed in the double crash.

The drama at the Martins Bay beach, began when the newly installed engine on the small plane cut out mid-air, bringing the airplane down on the rocks near the sea.

Concerned beachgoers went to make sure that everyone on board was alright.

After carrying out the necessary repairs, people cheered as the plane took off once again on their makeshift runway.

However, their joy was short-lived, as the plane veered off course and landed nose first into the ocean.

Scherbius said that they had been so anxious to avoid trees and boats that they had not realized how close they were to the water.

The plane suffered a broken wing and lost a propeller blade.

Thankfully, once again, both pilots walked away unhurt. They admitted that their pride had taken a bit of a beating.


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A San Jose woman has been duped of $300,000 after falling for a Nigerian scam artist on the dating website

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourlard said Wednesday that the man, posing as “David Holmes,” an Irish citizen working on a Scottish oil rig, wooed the 66-year-old woman with flowers, phone calls and text messages.

“You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,” Bourlard told CBS SF. “But they never met in person.”

The man – who, according to Bourlard, used a picture of a male model on his profile – convinced the woman to invest $500,000 into the fake oil rig.

She had to dip into her retirement account and refinance her house to afford the payments, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The scammer was busted when his Skype and email addresses were traced back to Nigeria, Bourlard said.

The woman was able to recover $200,000 she wired to a Turkish bank after receiving help from the Santa Clara County district attorney's office.

A man named Wisdom Onokpite – an associate of the scammer who entered Turkey using a false passport – was arrested and jailed when he tried to withdraw the funds, Bourlard told the San Jose Mercury News.

The scammer is still at large.

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As Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” enjoys a disturbing second act as a wildly popular e-book, Jewish activists are appealing to publishers to mute Adolf Hitler's manifesto with annotations that put its hateful message into historical and humanitarian context.

Originally published in 1925, the 387-page anti-Semitic manifesto on the “Jewish peril” and the Nazi ideology has become a bona fide online sensation, topping Amazon’s Propaganda & Political Psychology section as of Thursday for just 99 cents. Elsewhere, two different versions ranked No.12 and No. 15, respectively, in the Politics & Current Events section of the iTunes bookstore as of Wednesday. While such rankings in one of several categories does not make the book a true best-seller, they do indicate a spike in popularity.

But Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, thinks online sellers large and small should only sell annotated versions of the book since there’s "no way for those who apply democratic rules and values to the Internet" to ban it outright.

"We know that the facts of life are that you cannot censor any idea from the Internet, it's simply impossible," Cooper told "But an annotated version is important for someone who doesn't know the context of the time and so that they're not reading pure genocidal hate."

Publishers of the book have acknowledged the concerns of Jewish groups before. Random House, which holds the U.K. copyright on the most popular English translation of "Mein Kampf," has donated in excess of $1 million to the Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project. In 2000, under pressure from the World Jewish Congress, U.S. rights holder Houghton Mifflin also agreed to fund Jewish causes. But the WJC is now asking the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, to stop selling "Mein Kampf" and ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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A group of alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid five cans of beer a day in return for cleaning the city's streets.

The private, but government-funded Rainbow Group Foundation employs two groups of 10 men who work three days a week picking up litter.

Each day they get paid €10 (£8) and are given one hot meal, half a packet of cigarettes and five cans of beer.

Karel Slinger, 50, said he used to spend his days in a nearby park getting drunk.

"Yes, of course in the park it is nice weather and you just drink a lot of beer," he explained.

"Now you come here and you have something to do. I can't just sit still. I want to do something."

Programme director Gerri Holterman, from the Rainbow Group Foundation, said: "I think we are already successful, when we get them to drink less during the day.

"This is a start to go towards other projects and get maybe another kind of job."

There is a waiting list for those alcoholics who want to join the programme.

Fatima Elatik, district mayor of eastern Amsterdam, where the project takes place, said: "For a lot of politicians it was really difficult to accept, 'So you are giving alcohol?' No, I am giving people a sense of perspective, even a sense of belonging.

"We don't ostracise our people, because these are people that live in our districts."


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A 100-year-old woman celebrated her milestone birthday - by hiring a male stripper for a party at a pub.

Doris Deahardie even brought along her own bottle of baby oil for her special night in North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire.

The centenarian travelled from her home in nearby Saundby by limousine for the celebration, reports the Retford Times.

She had chosen the stripogram herself from an online directory and requested the 'full monty' despite her advanced years.

The widow, who lives with her son Barry and his wife Sharon, had originally wanted to mark her century by booking a helicopter ride in a repeat of her 90th birthday celebration.

Sharon explained: "She asked me if when she was in the air the pilot would strip for her!

"We told her that no, pilots don't do that, we'll have to get you a real stripper, and she chose one herself; she said 'he looks like he's been looked after'!"

"I told the lad he might have to be careful with her because of her age, but then she told me she wanted the whole lot!"

"It was brilliant, a really good night. Her face when the lad straddled her! I don't think she'd believed he would do the whole lot."


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