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January 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Scores of Jewish settlers rioted in Hebron in the West Bank, wounding a soldier and torching a Palestinian house ahead of the implementation of evacuation orders for a market in the city. Witnesses said more than 150 settlers clashed with Palestinians in the heart of Hebron. The Israeli army said settlers then clashed with police and soldiers who tried to disperse them.
December 28, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Hanh Luong and her two young sons spend their days and nights huddled next to a packed suitcase with their cellphone nearby. For more than two months they have lived in a small dank room that a refugee organization has leased in one of the poorest sections of the Philippine capital, awaiting a call they know will soon come.
December 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground, a U.N. report said. Inhabitants in the Lateu settlement on Tegua island in Vanuatu started dismantling their wooden homes in August and moved about 600 yards inland. Taito Nakalevu, a climate change expert at a Montreal conference, said the rising seas seemed linked to climate change, but it was unknown if the island's coral base was subsiding.
November 30, 2005 | Steve Lopez
The cluster of portable toilets, once a thriving brothel and occasional crash pad, is gone from the corner of Sixth and San Julian streets in downtown Los Angeles. So ends the skid row story of a john in every john, at least at that location. No more T.J. (Thick and Juicy) and T.T. (Tall and Tiny) plying their trade. No more drug-dealing in the johns while passers-by relieve themselves behind the toilets. No more bodies dragged out and shipped to the morgue. I noticed the change a few weeks ago.
November 25, 2005 | Chris Kraul and Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writers
Three years after President Hugo Chavez purged 20,000 employees from state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, the oil giant's production still hasn't recovered, but many who became part of a global diaspora of Venezuelan talent slowly are putting their lives and careers back together. Take oil engineer Lino Carrillo, who was general manager of new business development at Petroleos de Venezuela, known as PDVSA, when Chavez sacked half of the energy giant's employees.
November 1, 2005 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
At the end of a long gravel driveway, up a few steps on a wide wooden porch, a mother and son discuss their conundrum. Gladys Brown, 66, and Maurice Brown, 47, praise God for keeping them safe through the ordeal. But two months after Hurricane Katrina tore up their homes and chased them out of New Orleans, they find themselves resettled in a place to which they feel -- mildly put -- unsuited. Like catfish in a cornfield. "Look here," Maurice says.
October 21, 2005 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Does anyone know a good mover in the Santa Ynez Valley that can handle a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and zoo animals? Michael Jackson's attorney said Thursday the pop singer has made the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain, not Neverland ranch, his permanent home. Attorney Thomas A. Mesereau Jr. declined to comment on local speculation that Jackson planned to sell Neverland ranch, but said the singer is very happy in his new home. "He's looking much better.
August 24, 2005 | Ken Ellingwood and Laura King, Times Staff Writers
Armed with a motley arsenal ranging from ketchup to sharpened spikes, the last holdouts in two Jewish settlements briefly battled Israeli troops Tuesday before surrendering, putting the final seal on the uprooting of 25 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli police and soldiers evacuated 1,329 settlers and their supporters from the remote West Bank communities of Sanur and Homesh before declaring their mission accomplished.
August 24, 2005 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Over the last nine days, the almost biblical spectacle of the exodus of thousands of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and a tiny crescent of the West Bank not only literally changed the physical landscape here.
August 23, 2005 | Shlomi Simhi and Laura King, Times Staff Writers
Holding their Torah scrolls aloft and weeping, the last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip on Monday, fulfilling Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's vow to end the more than three-decade-old settlement enterprise he had pioneered in the seaside territory.
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