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May 22, 2009
Posted: 1818 GMT

Hello everyone,

We'll be chatting live with Ivan Watson in Islamabad at the International Desk today. He spent the day on a tour of the Swat Valley with the Pakistani military. He'll tell us what he saw (and what his military guides wanted to show him) in the conflict zone.

Also today, we'll take you live London for the latest on the sentence against the mother and stepfather of "Baby P." The child was the victim of such shocking abuse – and for so long – that Britons have had to take a long, hard look a their child protection agencies, who failed to spot and help the toddler.

Plus, we are expecting to speak live to the president of Venezuelan opposition network Globovision. His home was raided by police today. He and other network officials say that Hugo Chavez's government is targetting them because Globovision is the only opposition network left in Venezuela.

Mister Chavez says Globovision will be "finished, or I'm not called Hugo Chavez."

The tug of war between those who openly criticize Chavez and the government that wants them gone will feature prominently at the Idesk.

Also on tap today, we'll talk GM and BA. The carmaker might be forced into bankruptcy next week and the airline is predicting a dismal 2009. How are markets reacting? We'll have that and we'll talk live to Richard Quest for more on what BA's chairman has to say about his results.

Plus the rest of the day's top stories, as always.

See you on tv,

Hala

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Md. Aseer Jubair Khan Majlish.   May 23rd, 2009 9:27 am ET

I am really feeling for Baby P . It’s really inhuman what do you think Hala. Baby Peter’s mother and step father should be given the toughest punishment that will be possible to do with in the boundary of law. I don’t know how they have done this. Are they Human being?

Megan Mills   October 27th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

Hugo Chavez is currently conducting a political and financial “blitzkrieg” in countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Peru and Colombia.
Honduras, the little country that could, has sent Hugo and company packing, against all odds. Now Ortega is in a panic and sees the writing on the wall, he's next, let the dominos fall where they may.....

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