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Global Politics

The East Jerusalem issue

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has postponed a visit to Israel amid a continuing quarrel over Israel's decision to build more Jewish homes in East Jerusalem. Tension remains high. The World's Matthew Bell chronicles the story.

Conflict & Justice

Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship

At least nine activists have been killed after commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Israel says its soldiers were attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. Linda Gradstein reports.

Global Politics

An unlikely hero

It has been two weeks since a British couple was released by pirates after being held hostage for more than a year. But now are we learning about the role of a Somali refugee played in the securing the couple's freedom. The World's Laura Lynch has more.