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London now the world's most expensive city

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Latest update : 2013-12-11

Egyptian tourism industry still flatlining after political turmoil

The month of September saw the worst figures in 30 years for Egypt's tourism industry, one of the mainstays of the country's economy. Hundreds of thousands of people in the southern city of Luxor make their living from tourism. But the political turmoil that has gripped Egypt has scared the tourists away, leaving many locals in dire economic straits. Our correspondents went to Luxor to meet some of those trying to make ends meet.

By Pierrick LEURENT , Kathryn STAPLEY

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2014-10-21 London

London now the world's most expensive city

Soaring property prices and spiralling living costs are nothing new in London. But the British capital has now officially knocked Hong Kong off the top perch for being the most...

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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2014-10-17 Cameroon

Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

Infertility affects up to 30% of couples in Cameroon, a figure that's well above the worldwide average. This in a part of the world where the social pressure on women to have...

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2014-10-16 China

Hong Kong: Beijing stifles any risk of protests spreading

In Hong Kong, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" has entered its third week. Protesters continue to demand universal suffrage by demonstrating against the Chinese Communist...

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2014-10-14 South Korea

South Korea's army: a proud institution under fire

In South Korea the issue of military service is in the news after a series of reports of bullying and even deaths among young recruits. President Park has promised a full...

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