Curing blindness, Obama on Daily Show and Oscars predictions

1.Obama on Daily Show: ‘Jon Stewart cannot leave!’

Obama’s 7th and last appearance

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2.UK: Generation rent - the housing ladder starts to collapse for the under-40s

Report predicts house price rises of 5% a year and shortage of affordable homes, as cost of deposit locks people out of property market

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3.Nigel Richards wins French Scrabble contest, doesn’t even speak French

Nigel Richards, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, defeated a rival from French-speaking Gabon in the final in Louvain, Belgium, on Monday.

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4.The bionic eye that could CURE blindness

World first as British scientists save the sight of 80-year-old man in astonishing breakthrough that could help thousands

#health

5. And the Oscar may go to … 40 key movies in contention for 2016 awards

Next week the first big programme announcements from the autumn festivals begin, turning our focus to the winners of next spring’s film awards

#culture

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