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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.

Politics

Abbas urges settlement freeze extension

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Israel to extend its just-expired partial freeze on the building of Jewish settlements. The US says it is 'disappointed' by Israel's decision not to extend the ban. Matthew Bell reports.