March 29, 2010
Posted: 1631 GMT
Hello from the newsroom,
We are looking at today's Moscow subway attack from all angles today. We will be live in the Russian capital where authorities say two suicide bombings have killed at least 38 people in Moscow's metro. They say they believe two women blew themselves up at the height of rush hour.
The pictures coming to us from the scene are horrific: two bodies lying lifeless on a train platform, the surrounding area dotted in blood. Outside, injured survivors, dazed and in shock, sat on sidewalks waiting for medical help.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombings but suspicion immediately fell on Chechen separatists, who've carried out similar attacks in the past.
We will talk to an expert on mass transit attacks and on the use of so-called "Black Widows," women suicide bombers who fight alongside Chechen Islamist militants.
Also today, as we prepare to air our 930pm CET special on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, we will go live to Rome where our Diana Magnay will talk amore about Vatican reaction to accusations the Pope (long before he became pontiff) protected high-level clerics suspected of abusing children.
Plus we will have the latest numbers from Wall Street and all your weather and sports headlines, as always.
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