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Reward offered for renegage monkeys

Shizuoka, Japan -- Japanese authorities are offering a reward for the capture of violent monkeys, wildlife officials say.

More than 80 people have been injured in monkey attacks in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, and three other towns since Aug. 22, The Yomiuri Shimbun said Thursday.

Containing one of the renegade primates in a room until wildlife officials capture it will earn the captor a reward of $1,700.

A monkey sighting Wednesday resulted in about 150 government employees launching a search, but they returned empty-handed, the report said.

Chinese premier to check property prices, keep Yuan stable

Beijing, China, December 27 -- In an interview with China's official press agency, Xinhua, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the government would keep a check on its property market and track illegal activities related to housing prices.