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African migrants drown fleeing poverty

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 October 2013

After hundreds of African migrants drown trying to leave the continent, we ask why so many are keen to do so from a place perceived to be on its way up. Also we look at day four of the US federal shutdown amidst President Obama's cancellation of his tour of Asia, and how it's delaying the release of the monthly US jobs report. Twitter gets ready to float on the stock market despite making a loss of US $69 million in the first half of the year. Finally, does pay as you live work? We look at the increasing array of goods and services available for short term rent and peer-sharing.



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