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Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer

Hebron - Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said.

Israel razes home of killed Palestinian shooting suspect

Jerusalem - Israeli forces destroyed the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who was killed during his attempted arrest on suspicion of carrying out a December shooting.

Israel demolishes home of accused Palestinian killer

Hebron - Israeli forces demolished the West Bank home on Friday of a Palestinian accused of the fatal September stabbing of an Israeli-American.

Palestinian lawyers float compromise for threatened Bedouin village

Lawyers for a Palestinian Bedouin village slated by Israel for demolition suggested Wednesday that the residents could move peacefully to a nearby location of their own choosing.

Israel court gives brief reprieve to threatened Bedouin village: lawyer

Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a lawyer for residents said Friday, following growing international concerns over the move.

Israel blocks European envoys' visit to threatened Bedouin village

Palestinian - European diplomats on Thursday tried to pay a solidarity visit to a West Bank village under threat of demolition by Israel but police barred them from reaching a school there.

Scuffles as Israel readies to demolish Bedouin village

Palestinian - Scuffles broke out on Wednesday between Israeli authorities and protesters who feared preparations were underway to raze a Bedouin village in a strategic part of the occupied West Bank, despite international calls for a reprieve.

Scuffles as Israel readies to demolish Bedouin village

Palestinian - Scuffles broke out on Wednesday between Israeli authorities and protesters who feared preparations were underway to raze a Bedouin village in a strategic part of the occupied West Bank, despite international calls for a reprieve.

Workers' radiation exposure halts U.S. nuke plant demolition

At least 42 workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Calais migrant camp shows signs of hasty departures

Calais - In one of the tents due to be demolished in the windswept Calais "Jungle" camp in northern France, the migrants who once lived there had left behind several loaves of bread and a milk carton.

Review: New on DVD for August 9 Special

This week’s releases include a fascinating exploration of grief; a dark, animated portrayal of an age-old rivalry; a surprisingly gripping thriller; and the continued, graphic quest for medical improvement.

Israel destroys east Jerusalem assailant homes

Jerusalem - Israeli forces on Monday destroyed the east Jerusalem homes of two Palestinians who killed four Israelis in one of the deadliest days in the recent surge in violence.

Israel razes home of man allegedly behind settler killing

Nablus - Israel on Thursday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of masterminding the killing of a Jewish settler couple, the army said.

Israel demolishes attackers' homes in crackdown

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks on Israelis last year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest.

Luxury lakefront home demolished in fiery cliffhanger (Video)

Whitney - Just imagine. Your luxury lakefront house, bought only a couple of years ago, starts falling into the lake below as the cliff cracks and crumbles away beneath it. Then, to speed things up, authorities set it alight Friday and now the home is gone.

Indian authorities vow to demolish Coke plant

- Authorities in northern India said Friday they would demolish an "illegal" Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests over accusations it is extracting too much groundwater.

Video: Bridge demolition in Marble Falls, TX (with slow motion)

Marble Falls - They wanted to demolish a bridge in Marble Falls, Texas, USA. The video shows the whole process of the demolition, including a rather impressive slow motion version of the series of explosions.

Workers 'accidentally' demolish French château

Yvrac - It was destined to become a country pile of Russian owner Dmitry Stroskin but instead it became a pile of rubble. A picturesque French château near Bordeaux was accidentally razed to the ground after a contractor misunderstood the owner’s message.

Video: Demolition of 150m chimney in 'controlled catastrophe'

Torun - In what one engineer described as a "controlled catastrophe", the video shows the careful, controlled demolition of a 150m chimney in Poland.

Video: Demolition of 5 cooling towers in controlled explosion

The video shows the controlled demolition of five cooling towers at a disused power station in Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom.

Video: Demolition of earthquake damaged bell tower in Italy

Poggio Renatico - Many old buildings were damaged in the recent earthquakes and aftershocks in Italy. Some are beyond repair and have to be demolished for safety.

Quake-hit Christchurch cathedral to be demolished

Christchurch - During the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Christchurch Cathedral’s structure was irreparably damaged.

Israel sues Negev Bedouin for illegal housing demolition 1.8M NIS

Jerusalem - The State of Israel is suing 34 Bedouin from the Negev desert for 1.8M Israeli shekels due to expenses related to repeated home evictions and demolitions.

Op-Ed: Detroit's demolitions — Let the houses fall Special

There was a fire on Detroit's west side in January; now, a day away from May, the house continues to sit vacant and burnt.

Tower demolition goes awry, thousands lose power

Springfield - A botched demolition in the US toppled a nearly 300-foot smokestack being demolished at an old Ohio power plant in the wrong direction, knocking down two 12,000-volt power line, sending spectators scrambling for cover Wednesday.

Ringo Starr's birthplace scheduled for demolition

Liverpool - The house where Ringo Starr was born is one of those scheduled to be demolished in October, upsetting many Beatles fans and conservationists.
 

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