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Douglas Alexander, the International Development Secretary, is in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan looking at the development work going on there.
Business news with Adam Shaw.
A record number of endangered loggerhead turtles have washed up on UK beaches this year, hundreds of miles from their natural home. Our colder waters would normally kill them but two have survived. Richard Westcott reports from Black Rock Beach in Cornwall.
This week police will be reporting on the success of a national campaign to tackle people-trafficking. But some of those trafficked into the UK who are rescued by police will have to fight against the strict immigration system if they want to stay in the country.
Sports news with Garry Richardson.
African leaders will discuss the crisis in Zimbabwe at their summit in Egypt after Robert Mugabe went ahead with his inauguration as president after the highly controversial run-off election in which he was the only candidate. British firms are under increasing pressure to pull out of Zimbabwe. Economics editor Hugh Pym assesses the arguments for companies to sever their commercial links with Zimbabwe. Peter Hain, Labour MP and former minister for Africa, calls for British firms to freeze any new trading and investment with Zimbabwe and suggests that cutting off the electricity from South Africa could be an option.
For those who are nostalgic for the 11-plus, a collection of old test papers from the 1940s and 50s is being published in a new book. To see how today's children would do in the test our reporter Sanchia Berg took some sample papers down to a primary school in north London.
Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, religious commentator.
A former head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, has said that in the course of the next year Israel must either destroy Iran's embryonic nuclear programme or face the risk of nuclear attack. Isaac Herzog, Israeli minister of welfare and social services, discusses Israel's relationship with Iran.
As the NHS reaches its 60th anniversary, the government is setting out its plans to reform the service, with the publication of a year-long review by health minister Lord Darzi. Health Secretary Alan Johnson explains the changes.
One of Britain's most famous murderers, Dr Crippen, may be innocent. He was hanged in 1910 for the murder of his wife in London. Roger Graef, the executive producer of a new documentary that argues that the evidence against him doesn't stand up, and author Andrew Rose discuss the case.
Sport news with Garry Richardson.
A book made of up of a collection of old eleven-plus tests from the 1940s and 50s is being published. Dr Martin Stephen, high master of St Paul's School in London, and John Bangs, head of education at the National Union of Teachers discuss whether this book proves that exams are easier today.
The artist Martin Creed, who won the Turner prize for his lights going on and off exhibit, has been given a new commission at Tate Britain. Our arts correspondent Razia Iqbal takes a look at the Tate.
Richard Nixon is best remembered for his resignation as a result of the Watergate scandal, but American author Rick Perlstein argues Nixon established the shape of the modern American political landscape to a greater extent than is often recognised.
Business news with Adam Shaw.
Foreign buyers are flooding into the US property market, taking advantage of the weak dollar to get bargains. North America business correspondent Greg Wood reports on the iconic buildings and large swathes of high-end property that are falling under overseas ownership.
In a speech to the Royal Society of the Arts, chief executive Matthew Taylor will claim that the post-enlightenment idea of who we are is approaching a crisis. He and Conservative MP David Willets discuss whether neuroscience is challenging our notion of ourselves.
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