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Global Politics

Palestinians and the State of Israel

The Obama administration is launching Middle East peace talks next week in Washington. One of the potential obstacles is the Israeli demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Cricket scandal hits Pakistan

The governing body of international cricket is pressuring Pakistan to address the allegations that fixing by players is endemic in its matches. British police are investigating Pakistan's humiliating test defeat against England at Lord's.

Conflict & Justice

Securing Kirkuk

50,000 US troops will remain in Iraq to train and advise Iraqi security forces. One focus of attention is the northern city of Kirkuk which some fear could become a future flashpoint. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has spent time with the US Army in Kirkuk.