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California utility faces new criminal charges from 2010 explosion

San Bruno - A California utility company indicted over a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight and destroyed dozens of homes in the city of San Bruno is facing even more charges.

'Tickler' breaking into college student's homes

Boston - Police and several alleged victims have confirmed that a man, nicknamed the tickler, has been breaking into homes of students who live near Boston College, and tickling their feet or watching them sleep.

How the 'Internet of Things' is revolutionizing real estate Promoted

The Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be revolutionizing connectivity, and if successful in implementation, it’s poised to change how we experience the Internet completely. Expect sectors such as real estate to feel the IoT ripples.

Real estate brokers using drones to show homes

Naperville - Legal or not, real estate brokers are using small drones to sell multi-million dollar homes, according to several media reports. In some cases, tiny drones fly inside the mansions to film the interiors.

Muslim mob torches Christian neighborhood in Pakistan Special

Lahore - After a Christian man was accused of blasphemy, a mob of angry Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday and Saturday. Families fled for their lives, and 175 homes, 18 businesses, and 2 churches were torched.

Socialist gov't policies in France lead to mass exodus indicators

Paris - A leading real estate agency has revealed in a report that more than 400 €1million ($1.28 million) homes have been put on the market since France elected Socialist leader Francois Hollande as president. Are the rich fleeing the 75 percent super-tax?

Summer travel: The historic grand homes of Northern Virginia Special

The Washington, D.C. area is full of early American history. While the U.S. is a young country, its beginning history is still highly preserved in many locations.

Large sinkhole opens up near Florida homes, some residents flee

Windermere - Several residents in one Florida community are feeling a huge sense of uncertainty because of a massive sinkhole that opened up in the backyard of one home this week.

Charities call for better protection for tenants in cold homes

A group of 15 organisations have joined together to call on the government to better protect tenants who are living in cold, poorly insulated homes.

Train derails and hits homes in Quebec

Quebec - A VIA train bound for Montreal derailed early Thursday morning, leaving a locomotive tipped on its side and two homes seriously damaged from the impact.

Home owners wreck properties in a final act of vengeance

In an act of undisguised frustration, the owners of homes awaiting government repossession have taken it upon themselves to damage their properties as a kind of retaliation for what they see as an injustice to their livelihoods.

Mudslide Damages Homes on Whidbey Island

There may have been a dozen waterfront homes were damaged on Whidbey Island after a 6-foot wall of mud and logs came barreling down a hillside and smashed into them.

U.S. Homes Will Lose $2 trillion in Value by End of 2008, California Hit Hardest

American homeowners will altogether lose $2 trillion in home value by the end of 2008, according to real estate experts at Zillow.com. The worst performing markets were in California while the best market was in Jacksonsville, N.C.

Situation in North Kivu is 'Desperate' Humanitarian Agencies Say

In the last two months, 250,000 people were forced to flee their homes, meaning the total number of displaced people stands at a million, or 20% of the population of North-Kivu.

Homes Of The Amazingly Unique And Extravagant

Ever wonder how the odd and eccentric live? Take a peek into the architectural minds of some interesting home and garden designs that served as real places of relaxation.

Money for First Time Home Buyers Not Being Used

A program open to New York State residents offers a service to help them buy their first homes. However, Catholic Charities says that people are not taking advantage of the program for various reasons. The program offers $10,000 towards a first home.

Sicily mayor offers bargain homes for a single euro

The Italian mayor of Sicily is offering abandoned homes in the town for just one euro ($1.44) each in order to revive the community in the town.

Tiny wind turbines coming soon to a roof near you

A British company has created tiny turbines that generate enough electricity to power two homes or a small office of 20 persons. The tiny turbines can be easily installed on roofs, and are ready for distribution through German energy giant, RWE.

New Brunswick: Flooding Causes People to Flee Homes

Edmundston,. New Brunswick, people living in this just west of this northern New Brunswick community have been forced to leave their homes Sunday as flood waters continued to rise in the area.

Just In Time For The Olympics: Beijing Homes Face Wrecking Ball

Homes and buildings blocking the path to beautifying Beijing for the Olympics are facing the wrecking ball as China makes final touches into gearing up for the Games.

Swedish Flatpack Homes comes in Sizes from Large to Extra Small

A Swedish pre-fabricated home designer is selling homes in small, medium, large and extra small sizes. They come with all the amenities but much assembly is required.

Plane Crashes into California Homes

Five people were injured on Saturday afternoon when a twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed into two homes in Compton, California.

Hanging By A Thread: Homes In Yorkshire An Inch Away From Falling Into The Sea

Right now, because of recent storms, thousands of tonnes of earth have literally melted away into the sea forcing dozens of homes along the precarious Yorkshire coast, hanging on the edge of a cliff

Four Million Tons of Waste Processed to Power 25,000 Homes

A company in the U.S. has created a solution to transform an enormous amount of waste into electricity and says it has Environmental Protection Agency’s approval. This company is the first to make energy from waste as an operation in the U.S.

Osbournes to auction contents of 3 homes

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are doing some housecleaning. The 58-year-old rocker and his wife are selling art, furniture and collectibles from their homes in Malibu, Beverly Hills and England.

Nursing Homes Make Elderly Sit in Soiled Diapers

Ontario nursing homes refuse to give residents the personal care which they need because they claim the 75% rule allows them to keep their patients sitting in soiled diapers for hours!

Check Out The Railroad That Motorized Vehicles Didn't Use

If your ideas of a great vacation is to incorporate history and pleasure perhaps you'd like to go underground. As in the underground railroad. History is part of the journey and freedom is it's core.

Three Men Caught Stealing From Flood Damaged Homes In The UK

In a shocking news report, it has been revealed that even after the dramatic floods sweeping across the north of England, three men have been caught stealing from other victim's flood damaged properties

Home Sweet Home It's Time For Friday Funnies

This week there has been a little bit of home action going on. Starting with Denis Dixon and his £11 million gas bill. The Dorset man lives in a two bedroom flat that he rents.

UK House Prices Will Cost Ten Times the National Salary

In the last decade, the UK has enjoyed incredible wealth through property, or at least, the owning of it. Millions of second time buyers have jumped for joy over how much their home is worth as prices soar, so just how far is this going to go?
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Note the intact shingles on these homes. According to Prof. Greg Kopp of the UWO, in severe wind events, shingles are among the first things to be ripped from the home.
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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A home lit up during McAdenville  North Carolina  2013 Christmas season.
A home lit up during McAdenville, North Carolina, 2013 Christmas season.
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto. Founder Tomy Bewick with a parking ticket during this year's event.
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto. Journalist George Stroumboulopoulos
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Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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A real estate sign with a QR code
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One of the former hospital buildings converted into a luxury block of apartments (Napsbury Hospital).
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For Sale signs
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Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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Straight to the Streets 2010  a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toron...
Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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Straight to the Streets 2010  a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toron...
Straight to the Streets 2010, a grassroots program that hands out warm clothing once a year in Toronto.
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