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S.Africa police clash with protesting asylum-seekers

Cape Town - South African police on Wednesday arrested around 100 foreign nationals occupying an office building in Cape Town as part of a sit-in protest against xenophobia, later releasing many of them.

Tear gas, petrol bombs as French police clear 'eco-camp'

Notre-dame-des-landes - French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes.

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.

French police clear utopian anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Over 2,000 French police officers took part Monday in the expulsion of the last holdouts from an anti-capitalist camp at the site of an abandoned airport project near the western city of Nantes.

Italy to issue new guidelines after refugee evictions

Rome - Italy is set to issue new guidelines on refugee evictions after the UN criticised the ousting of hundreds of people from a Rome building last week, local media reported Saturday.

97-year-old woman with cancer facing eviction from home of 66 yrs

Burlingame - A 97-year-old California woman suffering from cancer is facing eviction from the home she has lived in for 66 years after her longtime landlord died and the property's new owner ordered her to vacate within 60 days.

Longtime San Francisco waterfront restaurant puts off eviction

San Francisco - An iconic waterfront restaurant that evoked a simpler time in San Francisco's colorful history filed for bankruptcy last Wednesday morning, just in time to head off eviction by the city's sheriff's department.

Family with newborn baby evicted in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - In the latest in ongoing evictions in Spain, Spanish police arrested six people Friday who were trying to stop the eviction of a family with three children in Madrid, the youngest only 20 days old, from their home.

Video: Family fires live-in nanny and she refuses to leave

Diane Stretton, 64, worked as a live-in nanny and worked well for a while. Eventually she decided to stop working for them but continued staying in one of their rooms, allegedly without working or paying.

Video: World Cup leads to forced eviction and demolition of homes

News alleging that Brazil displaced thousands from their homes has come to light. Around 250,000 people may have forcibly evicted from their homes if this is true.

Activists block entrances to branches of Spanish bank

Barcelona - Anti-eviction activists blocked Wednesday the entrance to 12 branches of Spain's Banco Popular bank, which they accuse of not doing enough to prevent struggling mortgage holders from losing their homes.

Evicted Illinois woman sets lethal booby traps for ex-boyfriend

Pekin - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," or so the saying goes, and one man in Illinois found that for him that was true when he kicked his woman out of the family home.

Bank error: Wrong home evicted in Azuara, Spain

Azuara - A family traveled to Azuara in 2011 to stay in their holiday home in the town, only to find that the bank had evicted them and most of their belongings were gone. It seems the bank had cleared the wrong home and are still refusing to reimburse them.

Immigrants lock themselves in a church in protest over evictions

Barcelona - A group of around 43 immigrants, many of them Nigerians and Senegalese, have locked themselves into a Barcelona, Spain church after they were evicted from warehouses in the city on Wednesday. The immigrants had lived there for two years.

Grammy-winning Lauryn Hill has two weeks to pay $500,000 tax bill

Newark - Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has two weeks to pay $504,000 in back taxes, if she doesn't she faces a potential three years in prison for tax evasion, a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey said Monday afternoon.

Locksmiths in Pamplona, Spain boycott evictions

Pamplona - In 2012, more than 50,000 families were evicted from their homes in Spain for nonpayment of their rent or mortgage. Then the suicides began. Now locksmiths in Pamplona say, no more - they will not assist with evictions.

Protest in Barakaldo, Spain over suicide of evicted woman

Bilbao - 53-year-old Amaia Egaña was to be evicted from her home in Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain. Rather than face homelessness, she jumped to her death from her balcony.

McDonald's sues Milan for 24 million Euros over eviction

McDonald's is suing the City of Milan for 24 million Euros in damages after the city authorities evicted the fast-food chain from a shopping arcade, a major tourist attraction, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Occupy activist, police join together to help retired detective

Fayetteville - Putting past conflicts aside, Occupy Atlanta members and police stood side by side on Monday in a show of support for retired Atlanta Police Detective Jaqueline Barber.

Gunman takes hostages in Germany update — 4 dead

Karlsruhe - During an eviction, the gunman took several people hostage, including the bailiff. Police believed that one person was dead.

Toronto could lose Canadian Air & Space Museum Special

Toronto - The Canadian Air & Space Museum (formerly the Toronto Aerospace Museum) is one of the favorite spots within Downsview Park but it's days may be numbered.

Woman, 103, won't be evicted from her home after all

Atlanta - A 103-year-old woman and her daughter will not have to leave their home after all. In what has been an ongoing battle for the last few years, Deutsche Bank had planned to remove the two women from their home on Nov. 29.

Occupy Los Angeles camp shut down after police raid

Los Angeles - Police conducted a sweep of the Occupy Los Angeles encampment two days after a final eviction deadline was imposed. Nearly 300 arrests were made.

Photo essay: Eviction of Occupy Los Angeles postponed Special

Los Angeles - A deadline was announced for the Occupy Los Angeles encampment to vacate the premises in front of City Hall. The final eviction, however, has been postponed in an effort to keep the peace and to encourage people to leave at their own free will.

Op-Ed: Occupy Toronto, is it a fight to remain or social change?

Toronto - As the midnight hour approached the protesters at St. James Park remained after the eviction order came into effort. There were conflicting reports as to if the police was going to take action through the night.

Op-Ed: Knee jerk nonsense on the riots from Call Me Dave

British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed some instant sanctions to be used against the rioters. It would have been better if he had thought before opening his mouth.

University of Toronto evicts school for academically gifted

Toronto - The University of Toronto has given a high school for academically gifted students and future teachers a notice of eviction. The University of Toronto Schools will have until 2021 to find a new location and move.

Will Joe ‘The Phantom of the Fox Theatre’ Patten have to go?

Atlanta, GA - Fans of Joe Patten, the “Phantom of the Fox,” are voicing their support for this beloved 83-year-old who has lived in an apartment in the Fox Theatre for more than 30 years and is now facing a new lease that may force him to move.

California church that helps homeless may become homeless itself

The Loveland Church in Victorville, California may be without a home in the first weeks of February. The church is currently renting from National Cinemark who has agreements throughout California with other churches.

R.I. Court Acts to Care for Animals Left Behind after Eviction

A Rhode Island judge today authorized the state’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to arrange for the care of some 136 animals left behind at the Bonniedale Farm in Glocester, RI, following the owner’s eviction Monday.
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Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona  Spain and have locked themselves into a ch...
Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona, Spain and have locked themselves into a church.
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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An NYPD officer stands guard near Zuccotti Park in NYC
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Eviction with state or federal orders can happen quickly as we saw in New Orleans. However private e...
Eviction with state or federal orders can happen quickly as we saw in New Orleans. However private eviction between tenants and landlords can be a lengthy and difficult process.
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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