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137 Tigers Evicted From Buddhist Temple

Monks caused 'mayhem,' Thai officials say

(Newser) - Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. The director of Thailand's Wildlife Conservation Office, Teunjai Noochdumrong, says three tigers were tranquilized and transported Monday... More »

Accused Squatter Files Restraining Order Against Homeowner

California woman has apparently done this before

(Newser) - A California homeowner says a squatter has not only taken over her Fair Oaks home but has filed a restraining order against her, Fox40 reports. Sandra Forbes says the woman moved in about two months ago without meeting her or getting permission. And while the alleged interloper produced a lease... More »

Spain Temporarily Halts Evictions for 'Most Vulnerable'

Most vulnerable will not have to worry about losing homes for 2 years

(Newser) - Spain, where an estimated 350,000 families have lost their homes since the country's financial crisis began in 2008, will halt evictions for the most vulnerable for the next two years, the Spanish banking association AEB announced. It's not clear how the "most vulnerable" will be identified,... More »

Confessions of a Home Repo Man

Despair and danger often await the thankless job

(Newser) - Americans continue to lose their homes in catastrophic numbers, but while that tragedy is plain to see, Albert Clawson gives an all-too-human perspective—from the forecloser's side. "I've seen it all," explains the property manager, whose job is to provide "boots-on-the-ground" info on the condition... More »

Fannie Mae: Tenants Can Stay

Fannie Mae won't evict tenants after foreclosures

(Newser) - Fannie Mae is offering to sign new leases with renters living in properties that have been foreclosed and are now owned by the the government-controlled mortgage company. The move brings relief to thousands of people caught in the mortgage crisis, but it turns the insitution into a huge national landlord... More »

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