- Making News: Tsunami Death Toll Tops 22,000
Sebastian Berger, correspondent for London-s Daily Telegraph joins us from Phuket, Thailand, with a live update on the effects of Sunday's devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunamis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Asia Tsunami Relief Effort
One of the largest humanitarian relief efforts in years is being mobilized to help victims of Sunday's massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami waves that have claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people from Sri Lanka to Somalia. Gail Neudorf, deputy emergency director for Care International, is she's coordinating the organization's emergency response in Asia.
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With all the makings of a John Le Carre spy novel -- a rigged election, a popular uprising, and the poisoning of a charismatic politician -- the real-life drama that-s been playing out in Ukraine over the past several weeks appears headed for resolution. Opposition candidate Viktor Yuschenko has emerged as the clear leader in Sunday-s election, but will he be able to keep his campaign promises of reform? Can he govern a country torn between East and West? Will the -orange revolution- that helped bring him to power have an impact on other countries in the region? Guest host Sara Terry explores the election's potential impact on the Kremlin and other former Soviet republics, and what role the US might play, with journalists covering the election, Soviet experts in the US and Russia, and a former foreign policy advisor to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.