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October 10, 2012
Posted: 1731 GMT

Hello everyone,

Today on the show, we will look at the collapse of that huge European aerospace and defense merger between EADS and the UK’s BAE Systems. The $45 billion deal was designed to create a giant to rival U.S. plane maker Boeing. Jim Boulden joins us from London with more on what led to the collapse.

We also bring you the latest on a congressional hearing in Washington looking into the September 11th attack on the American consulate in Benghazi and the deaths of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. citizens.

Prepared testimony to the House Oversight Committee hearing is expected to show that Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy will address specific criticism by Republicans that authorities were ill-prepared before the Benghazi consulate attack. We’re live in Washington.

Later, an update on the condition of Malala Youssufzai, the brave 14 year old Pakistani activist shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education. The assault on Youssufzai had shocked many people, including ordinary Pakistanis. We’re hearing from one of her doctors that her condition is slowly improving after a three-hour operation to remove a bullet from her neck. Reza Sayah will have our report from Islamabad.

We also have new video of a clash between rebels and regime forces in a key town Syria’s Idlib province. Nick Paton Walsh will be live with us from Beirut.

We’ll have all that and the rest of the world’s top news stories, as always.

See you on air!

Hala

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Tara Cheney   October 11th, 2012 11:25 am ET

Just how insecure and weak are the Taliban? How does an innocent 14 year old girl pose a threat? Surely this group of weak, pathetic men who call themselves "The Taliban" will be annihilated by the decent citizens of Pakistan.

Muthyavan.   October 11th, 2012 11:18 pm ET

What a crime a fourteen year old girl has become a threat to the parkistanic Islamist . It is high time people of Parkistan to rise again these senseless crime again children ans women. How a girl was singled out from a bus load of school kids and shot, demonstrate Parkistan society has turned to a very dangerious point. While the security has taken all action to arrest the criminal. Society should raise up and protect all children and women from these Islamist criminal organizations.

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