October 1, 2009
Posted: 1601 GMT
The death toll from an earthquake in Indonesia continues to climb. Rescue workers are trying to reach people trapped under the rubble of homes and under the concrete of tall buildings. The worry is that the number of dead and injured will continue to rise.
We are live in Indonesia with more on the devastation in the quake zone.
We will also take you to Samoa, where a series of tsunami waves flattened villages and killed more than a hundred. Our team of reporters is on the ground.
Also today, it's D-Day for Iran talk in Geneva. The Barack Obama promise of engaging countries perceived as hostile to the U.S. is being put in practice today: a high level American diplomat met face-to-face with the top Iranian representative. It is the first such high level meeting in years.
The question is: will a different approach yield a different result? Will the clash between Western powers and Tehran over its nuclear program be avoided?
It seems that at the very least, something has come out of the meetings: western powers and Iran have agreed to talk again before the end of the month.
We are live in Geneva and at the United Nations for more on the story.
Barbara Starr will then join us to talk about where Al Qaeda is still thriving in the world and where the terrorist network has been weakened.
Also today, a nasty day for markets. Investors have driven stock prices up so much in the thrid quarter, that some on Wall Street now seem to think that economic indicators do not justify the kind of hefty run-ups we've seen lately. We'll have a live report.
We will then go live to Copenhagen for a report on the International Olympic Committee's decision on what city will host the 2016 summer games.
The decision is expected tomorrow and we're asking you to vote for your favorite city.
Plus all the top sports and weather headlinesm, as always.
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