August 28, 2009
Posted: 1815 GMT
Today, we will start the show with the story that has the whole world talking: Jaycee Dugard, missing for 18 years and presumed gone forever by her family – is found alive.
Authorities suspect a registered sex offender, Phillip Garrido, of having abducted Dugard in 1991 when she was eleven years-old. He is suspected of having imprisoned her in a shed in his backyard and fathered her two children.
We will look at what happens next for both the victim and the alleged abuser. The no 29 year-old Jaycee Dugard has reportedly met with the mother who so desperately prayed for her daughter's return 18 years ago. In the mother's memory, Jaycee is a child. For the victim, who's spent more of her life with her tormentor than her own family, the challenges ahead may take years to address.
We will look at all angles.
Plus, we will cover the story of that 13-year-old Dutch girl who wanted to sail around the world alone. Her parents said they were fine with it. But a court in the Netherlands has ruled the girl is too young to do any such thing alone. Don't forget to take part in our poll asking if you think Laura Dekker should be allowed to circumnavigate the globe on her own.
We'll then discuss the story of an assassination attempt Saudi authorities say was made against a senior Saudi prince in charge of anti-terrorism in the kingdom, Mohammed bin Nayef. Authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up but did not manage to kill bin Nayef. We are hearing reports the bomber tripped and fell and never managed to reach the Saudi prince. Octavia Nasr will join me at the Idesk for more on this story.
Also, the latest on all out top stories and a delightful look at what three female gorillas are doing with a picture of a male gorilla about to join them at the London zoo. Let's just say human females and female apes aren't so different in some regards.
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