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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Tuesday, 19 September, 2006
By Jasmin Buttar
Producer, BBC Newsnight

Thai soldiers in Bangkok
Presented by Jeremy Paxman

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Thai coup

As I write this we're getting news of a coup in Thailand. Tanks are on the streets and there are reports that the parliament has been stormed by soldiers. The latest tonight.

Israelis in Iraq

Also tonight a Newsnight exclusive - we have obtained the first pictures of Kurdish soldiers being trained by Israelis in Northern Iraq. The sensitivities for the Kurdish authorities are serious, since their political enemies have long accused them of being in cahoots with Israel. The Kurdish authorities have previously denied allowing any Israelis into northern Iraq.

Ming faces the music

It was a better day for Sir Menzies Campbell - the Liberal Democrat conference backed his proposal to axe a 50p top tax rate. It was a policy as dear to many in the party as the memory of their former leader Charles Kennedy, who today addressed the party for the first time since he stepped down.

We'll be asking the Liberal Democrat leader whether his party and the country have really learned to love him?

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