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VIDEO: Middle class squeezed out of 'paradise'

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:57
The pitfalls of living in one of America’s most desirable cities

Sony shares fall 12% on loss warning

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:42
Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:41
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Muslim call for release of hostage

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:30
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Japan trade deficit narrows in August

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:24
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors

Wed, 2014-09-17 21:06
Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:54
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.

Blindness, by those in the know

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:37
Can blind people see in their dreams?

From star-spangled to estrellado

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:33
The Spanish version of the US national anthem

Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:24
Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

Cash warning for university expansion

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:21
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.

Berries in cancer therapy trial

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:18
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Green light for new skin cancer drug

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:14
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.

British Ebola nurse travels to US

Wed, 2014-09-17 20:05
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

Australia launches anti-terror raids

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:50
Australian police make arrests in Sydney and Brisbane in what they say is the biggest counter-terrorism operation in the country's history.

US House approves Obama Syria plan

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:47
The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

Glimpse at the high street 2020

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:42
How will we shop in 2020?

Kenya Westgate attack: Voices from the mall

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:22
Powerful memories a year on - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.

Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:20
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi

Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:11
Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands