April 6, 2009
Posted: 1501 GMT
Today we'll be kicking the show off with that devastating earthquake in Italy. CNN crews rushed to the scene shortly after a magnitude 6.3 quake hit the mountain town of L'Aquila.
The only number that matters in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy is this one: at least 92. That's how many people are estimated to have died, many crushed by collapsing buildings as they slept.
Another tragic number: up to 40,000. That's how many people in the region are homeless as a result of the quake.
We'll take you live to Italy for more on the rescue efforts.
Also today: President Barack Obama's trip to Turkey. It's the final leg of his European tour. The G20 first, then Nato, and now, a visit to a crucial strategic ally in the region.
The U.S. president was introduced to the Turkish parliament as "Barack Hussein Obama." His middle name isn't used often in America (he also used it during his town hall meeting with 4,000 French and German students a few days ago in Strasbourg,) where a Muslim name is often considered a liability.
We'll also be reporting on the president's next stop in the historic Ottoman capital: Istanbul.
Plus, North Korea's rocket week-end launch: we'll talk live to our Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour about the implications of Pyongyang's move.
We'll talk about the latest sports news and even throw in a celebrity wedding for good measure.
See you on TV,
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