July 28, 2009
Posted: 2253 GMT
Sorry for the late posting... It's been a busy day at the I-Desk.
As all of you saw, Michael made his return. Tomorrow (Wed), Isha Sesay is performing double-duty; and, she'll be hosting both editions of the International Desk.
Today, we started with a horrific tragedy that continues to unfold in the northern region of Nigeria. At last count, more than 400 people have been killed in the two-day-old rash of violence. A curfew is in effect. The military is on the ground. But, the bloodshed continues. Our Christian Purefoy joined us live from Lagos with the latest... and, he'll continue to monitor the situation.
Then, throughout the programme, we took you to London, Baghdad, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Bangkok. Like I said - a BUSY day!
At the end, a couple light and fun stories, including: Italy's winning lottery numbers, which had just been picked, and are worth about $150 MILLION. I wish I had a ticket! Then, the UK government is urging civil servants to use Twitter. Yes, the government wants you to "tweet". Go figure.
That's a quick wrap-up of Tuesday at the I-Desk... We'll see you on Wednesday with Isha.
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