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Politics

Behind the Egyptian Crisis: Resource Stress?

The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.

Arts, Culture & Media

Israel's settlements

President Obama seems have to backed off his call for a building freeze on Israeli settlements. Israel says �natural growth� within existing settlements must be permitted, while Palestinians want a freeze. Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Vote for gay marriage in Mexico City

Mexico City lawmakers voted to make their city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriages. But the move has many opponents around Mexico. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jose Carreno, a contributor to the Mexican newspaper Excelsior.

Conflict & Justice

China's real estate boom

China's booming economy is inflating real estate prices. Home prices in Beijing rose 60 per cent last year. They're now more than 20 times the average salary for a resident of the city. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Beijing.