November 25, 2009
Posted: 1729 GMT
We will start the show today with a live report from Jerusalem on Israeli Prime Ministes Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to freeze settlement construction for ten months.
The Israeli government has approved a "temporary suspension of construction permits for housing" in the West Bank. But here's the rub: this suspension would exclude East Jerusalem. Palestinian negotiators have said that they will not talk unless the half of Jerusalem they want as their capital is included in any settlement freeze.
Also today, we will have more on the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks. Pakistan is bringing suspects – including the alleged mastermind of the massacre – to justice. We will speak with Kia Scherr, a woman who lost her husband and daughter that day, and who says those found responsible should not be put to death.
Plus, it's raining in Mecca! And that's making for a very soggy first pilgrimage day for the millions gathered in the holy Muslim city. Isha Sesay will join us live.
And we have an interview with Rom Houben, the man the medical community thought was in a vegetative coma for 23 years, but who turned out to be fully conscious the whole time.
All that and the rest of the day's top news, business and weather headlines.
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