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September 24, 2009
Posted: 1621 GMT

If world leaders at the United Nations stick to their alloted times, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be walking up to the podium in the first few minutes of the show today.

We are expecting the Israeli leader to deliver a relatively short address in which he expresses some criticism of the United Nations. We will have to wait and see if he addresses the crucial issue of settlements. President Barack Obama seems to have backed off from asking Israel to "freeze" settlement expansion in occupied territory, so it is possible he will not bring the thorny question up in his UNGA speech.

We will also look forward to the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, where the debate beetwen more stimulus or more regulation will continue to play out. The question of bankers' bonuses will also be on the table. We have a live report.

Also today, a possible HIV vaccine breakthrough. A trial in Thailand, led by American military researchers, has produced very encouraging results. The vaccine cut the risk of being infected with the virus that causes AIDS by about a third. We will have a report from Thailand.

We will also bring you the latest business news headlines. Weekly jobless claims and existing home sales numbers in the United States are out today. We'll show you how Wall Street is reacting.

Plus the latest weather and sports stories, as always.

See you at the IDesk!

Hala

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Itai   September 24th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

hi all

the speack or netanyahoo was a boring joke
he will say the same fiew sentences in the next 6000000 years, this guy should get ome clinex
what did happen to the jewish people did also happen to many others around the world... all have to get over it, and its not a excuse for anything... this crying guy gets totaly boring... in the present there exist many more important problems and in his situation its a shame if he still crys about the past

in opposide the speach of chavez was interessting... he did sound a bit confusing, and as many times he was going a bit over his point with his polemic style of speach... but the escence of his speach was very interessting and not so wrong as many likes

the bes news were about HIV/AIDS... let us hope that this pandemic horror can be stoped soon
i would whish the WHO whould do uch a drama about AIDS as they do about H1N1 which seems to be nothing more then a regular flu after the hysteric hype is over

Moh Yousuf   September 29th, 2009 9:20 am ET

It is wonderful that there ma finally be a break through the medical men in its endeavour to find a cure for HIV may have succeeded.

I have traveled in Asia and Malaria is endemic with fatalities resulting amongst the poor. The preventive medication is available and I am sure finding a vaccine should not be difficult to discover or is the West not interested in finding a cure as it does not interest them or its population.

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