September 13, 2001

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New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says close to 5,000 people are known  missing from the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Both skyscrapers, where about 40,000 people work, collapsed shortly after being struck by hijacked airliners, entombing a still unknown number of people.  The official death toll at the World Trade Center rose to 94, and 70 body parts also had been recovered from the smoldering wreckage. Among the missing were 300 firefighters and 60 police and the city ordered 6,000 extra body bags.  More than 300 people were also feared dead in the Pentagon and the crash of a hijacked plane in Pennsylvania.  Robert Knight has more from New York.  (2:04)

More on the human tragedy in the hospitals of New York from Geoff Brady.  (1:01)

Miranda Kennedy with more from New York.  (1:25)

Host Verna Avery-Brown on the impact Tuesday’s attacks may have on military and intelligence spending.  (6:35)

Hate attacks against Arab Americans are escalating across the United States, which a rash of attacks centered around Gary, Indiana and the Chicago suburbs. From the Urbana Independant Media Center, Pauline Bartelone has more.  (1:27)

Israeli forces stepped up their attacks in the Occupied West Bank today with tanks and bulldozers shelled buildings and exchanged fire with Palestinian gunmen in the towns of Jenin and Jericho, killing three Palestinians and wounding at least 21 others.  The Israeli army said the latest incursions into Palestinian territory, which lasted several hours, were intended to “root out terror.”  Palestinians accused the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of exploiting the world’s preoccupation with terror attacks in the United States to escalate its military strikes.  Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon compared Arafat to accused terrorist Osama bin Laden a leading suspect in the attacks against the United States this week.  Rafael Krafft has more from Jenin.  (1:38)

As shock gave way to anger in the wake of the carnage unleashed on the United States, an unprecedented coalition of Washington’s overseas friends and rivals declared war on terrorism. This after NATO said that Tuesday’s attacks as attacks on the entire alliance. Meanwhile, there are concerns that the current focus on terrorism could have implications for movements mobilizing against economic globalization. Sputnik Kilambi has more from Paris.  (4:03)

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