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Demolition highway: Israel plans to force Bedouin from homes

As many as 1,000 Bedouin Palestinian families are threatened with forced displacement by the Israeli government under plans for a major new highway in the Naqab (Negev) region. The route of the new section of Road 6 already entails the forcible relocation of some 100 Bedouin families. In December 2018, however, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel…

Why Japan’s giving out free homes, and how you can get...

Ever dreamed about moving to Japan? The prospect is more enticing than ever because Japan is giving out homes for free, or at a very low price. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. There’s just one thing you’re going to need first, and there may be a catch.

Uninvited guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along with a caption punctuated by…

California’s fire dilemma: Rebuild knowing same homes will burn again?

Some experts are starting to say enough is enough: It makes no sense to rebuild homes again in brushy areas that are repeatedly swept by wildfires.

Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, Shannen Doherty and more lose homes in...

CLOSE Ferocious flames in southern California neared coastal homes along the famed Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu area. Footage of the wind-driven wildfire was taken by a crew on board a Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk helicoper. USA TODAY Singer Robin Thicke's home lies in ruins after it was destroyed by the Woolsey…

Mosul residents left to rebuild destroyed homes

Mosul, Iraq - During the nine-month battle to retake Iraq's Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, 54,000 houses were destroyed in and around the city. Since July last year, when victory was declared in Mosul, the city has witnessed numerous reconstruction projects run by government organisations and NGOs. The vast majority of these…

San Francisco’s housing crisis is so out of control that one...

At San Francisco's southeast corner sits the suburban-like district of Bayview. The once predominantly African-American neighborhood largely consists of mom-and-pop shops and is defined by its deep sense of community identity, one that was partly born out of the area's rich history in the city's maritime and butcher industries. But the neighborhood is in the…
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