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Wednesday's coverage: Mitchell to West Bank, Uighurs to Palau, Iran to vote

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We've got a couple stories relating to US envoy George Mitchell meeting with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas today. ...

• In Gaza, where residents are rebuilding their war-torn homes with mud, they are starting to grumble about Hamas. Erin Cunningham reports that only 23 percent would vote for the militant party today.

Josh Mitnick in the West Bank looks at the withered Palestinian economy, based on a recent World Bank report and pegged to Mitchell's talks with the Palestinian leader.

In other world news ...

Scott Peterson is seeing a highly engaged electorate in a lively campaign in Iran. Why Iranians are more energized in this presidential election than previous ones.


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