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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.

See you on TV!

Hala

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Zippy Karuga   August 28th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

This is a sad yet happy story and I hope that she will be able to fit back into the society and to forgive. It is also a story of hope for all those who are missing their loved ones!

B Libby   August 28th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

There has to be some people out there that knew about this and it leads me to think of the quote from the movie "Boondock Saints"...oh how true this is...............

"And I am reminded, on this holy day, of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, a long time ago, almost thirty years ago, this poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. "

Sayan Majumdar   August 29th, 2009 10:54 am ET

There are two angles to this horrific incident. Firstly Jaycee must be tough enough to endure such inhuman torture since her childhood and hopefully expected to return to normal life.

Secondly and more importantly the criminal offender needs to be meted out an exemplary punishment harsh enough to at least partially deter sexual offenders in future. At least they should be aware of severe consequences.

Sayan.

Coen De Vries   August 29th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

She is a well experienced sailor. And she is not alone. A lot of people is in her neighberhood. So, let her go and watch how she is doing. She will never get the same opportunity again.

C. De Vries. Maastricht. Netherlands.

queen   August 31st, 2009 7:12 pm ET

was she not paying tax, no social security number?

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