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September 10, 2009
Posted: 1806 GMT

Hey there, everyone...

Our good friend, Michael Holmes, is back at the I-Desk. And, we're following several stories, where the common them is: anger.

First, in Afghanistan, where journalists are outraged about what happened, when troops rescued a British journalist this week, BUT left an Afghan journalist behind. We're talking live with Michael Ware in Kabul, about what people there are saying.

Anger is also coming to the forefront in Turkey. Thousands of people are now living in filth, following this week's deadly floods. That's enough reason to be mad. But, for these innocent victims of Mother Nature, they're also ticked at the government for what happened before the storm. We're talking live with Ivan Watson in Istanbul, to explain.

And, the lighter side of the anger theme comes to us from Argentina. There's little doubt that football, or fĂștbol, is the 2nd religion in that country. And now, for the first time in nearly 40 years, the South American football giant is about to be eliminated from the World Cup. As you might imagine, every Argentine has an opinion on what's gone wrong, including blaming the country's football icon - and the team's manager - Diego Maradona.

Finally, yesterday, we weren't able to bring you the "happiest cities in the world" list, due to breaking news out of Mexico. But, we have that list for you tonight... And, once again, Michael is smiling!

Find out why... at the I-Desk!
J the P.

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Omar Haleem   September 10th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Regarding the 'Divine Mssage' of mexican hijacker..

Drats!...Idiot! that 'Earthquake' was my first single :(.

He should've done what any sensible person who gets divine messages should do..write to cnn;)

Sayan Majumdar   September 11th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Coaches/Managers of modern soccer teams need to be master tacticians; resolute yet flexible to changing circumstances. A psychologically immature Maradona hardly fits into that mould.

Sayan.

Muthyavan   September 13th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

Birth place of Soccer and rubber ball playing is historically ancient in South America and all the nations in the region have produced great players and winning teams. When competition among them is very acute and hard,it is natural some old traditional leading nation's winners to loose and new nation teams with brand new energetic players to win.

vic benedicto   September 13th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

"BUT left an Afghan journalist behind "
as far as the troops are concerned, obviously for them that's 1 less Afghan, right? But did you interview the rescued journalist? What did he tell the troops when he saw they were leaving behind his co-journalist?

Ezedinma(Nigeria)   September 14th, 2009 10:33 am ET

The anger of the people should be expressed democratically and those sets of persons responsible for masses anger justice served cos the worst expression of anger is a civillian unrest. I would like to add that the most happiest people on earth are Nigerians cos with all the anger and furstration they still put up a smile.

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