August 10, 2009
Posted: 1836 GMT
This could be a potentially catastrophic death toll: officials in Taiwan say there are up to 800 people "missing" as a result of mudslides caused by the high winds and rains of Typhoon Morakot, including an entire village in the Southern part of the island.
We'll go live to Taiwan for the latest and we'll track the path of this storm and other weather systems expected in the region.
We'll also talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Insurgents and Al Qaeda mounted coordinated attacks in Baghdad and near Mosul today. This shows a degree coordination and organization and it means the insurgency is still very much capable of deadly tactical precision.
Al Qaeda and other groups are trying their hardest to stoke sectarian strife, putting Iraqi security forces to the test. Can they handle keeping Iraq safe? Take part in our daily poll below.
We'll also discuss Afghanistan. We are live at the Pentagon with Chris Lawrence. The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal is quoted in today's Wall Street Journal as saying Taliban forces have the momentum in certain parts of the country. But some Pentagon sources are now telling CNN that is not the message the General wants to send. We'll set the record straight with a live report at the half hour.
We'll also bring you the latest from the Obama-Calderon-Harper summit in Mexico. Leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada pledged to work together on containing an H1N1 outbreak, trade and the drug war. Mister Obama also said some interesting things about healthcare and the Canadian model. Does he think Canada's system could work for the U.S.? We'll go over that.
All that and the rest of the day's top business and sports stories.
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