Voices 19 November 2013: A man walks down steps from a tanker that was washed ashore in a particularly badly damaged part of Tacloban during Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines

They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries

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Japan recovery slowed by search for mementos

Sakuji Funayama watched intently as a giant steel claw tore chunks off the remains of his two-story home, ripped open like a dollhouse by last month's tsunami and washed up onto a pile of debris. Suddenly, he spied something, waved his arms and pointed.

Emergency call released after double shooting in Florida

Police in Florida have released the recording of a emergency call made by a woman after she saw the body of one of the two British holidaymakers found shot dead on a street in Sarasota.

The Visiting Angel, By Paul Wilson

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