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BBC TwoNewsnight
Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 16:58 GMT 17:58 UK
Tuesday, 6 June, 2006
By Simon Enright
Programme producer, BBC Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman

A plane passes in front of the moon
Have 'ghost flights' been bound for Europe?

Extraordinary rendition

Tonight we have an exclusive investigation into the practice of extraordinary renditions. It's a subterranean world of ghost flights and clandestine prisons and, ahead of a report tomorrow by the Council of Europe, Newsnight has a rare interview with a secret detainee.

Has the "war on terror" led to detention centres being established on European soil?


Could the Palestinian Government be about to recognise the state of Israel?

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has given the Hamas-led government another two days to accept a peace plan that implicitly recognises Israel, or face a referendum on the issue.

Our correspondent on the ground has the latest.


On the day that Baghdad's main mortuary announced that it has received 6,000 bodies so far this year, we bring you an authored piece by the BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson. He assesses how Iraq looks three years after the second Gulf War.

Tune in at 10.30pm for more.

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