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Politics

London's Olympic promises

As part of its successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, London promised to renovate blighted areas of the city. But the economic downturn is making that harder and harder to do. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.

Politics

North Korea's Kim visits China

A train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has left the Chinese city of Dalian and is reportedly bound for Beijing. He arrived in China on Monday, traveling on his special train. Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Conflict & Justice

Gangsters help Pakistan community

Karachi has suffered political, ethnic and criminal violence for two decades. One of the groups accused of being involved is known as the People's Peace Committee. They're also engaged in a wide range of social welfare activities. Fahad Desmukh reports.

Politics

Winning hearts and minds in France

The U.S. government has taken a keen interest in France's poor, immigrant suburbs, and it's been bringing over young people from those suburbs to change some of their negative opinions about the U.S., as The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby reports from Paris.