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Today: Monday 28 July 2008

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0650
Peacekeepers in Darfur are failing to protect civilians, according to a report from a coalition of 50 African and international organisations. It is six months since UNAMID, the joint UN-African mission in Darfur, began work there but Alun McDonald, a spokesperson for Oxfam, says the force is not working.


0709
At least 16 people have been killed and 154 wounded in two explosions in the Turkish city of Istanbul, in what officials say was a terrorist attack. Correspondent Paul Moss reports on the biggest terrorist attack in Turkey for almost five years.

0712
A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence that nearly 50 women identified as typhoid carriers were locked up for life in a mental asylum. Nursing staff told a BBC investigation that some of the women may have been sane when they were admitted but went mad because of their incarceration. Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, discusses the risks of typhoid.

0716
Business news with Tanya Beckett.

0719
John Prescott, Harriet Harman and Jack Straw have all come out in support of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, but is a coup on the cards? Political correspondent Vicky Young reports.

0724
Documents given to the BBC suggest that £1.5m was paid by organisers of a Japanese cycling event to the UCI, the world cycling body, which may have been used to buy the sport into the Olympic Games. Matt McGrath reports.

0728
Sports news with Rob Nothman.

0735
More than a third of people in the UK think the government is most to blame for high fuel prices, a poll for the BBC's Panorama programme suggests. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks discusses if the energy market is working.

0742
Today's papers.

0744
The singing telegram is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Dr Mike Jones, a lecturer on the music industry at Liverpool University, and Gillian Hardie, owner of Dial a Diva, discuss why the idea has lasted so long.

0748
Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

0750
Proposals to reform the law on murder will be published later today, including a change to the so-called "provocation defence", allowing men who murder their wife or partner in a fit of jealousy to plead provocation. Solicitor Harriet Wistrich, founder of Justice for Women, and Errin Pizzey, founder of one of the world's first battered women's refuges in the 1970s, discuss the proposals.

0810
A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence that nearly 50 women identified as typhoid carriers were locked up for life in a mental asylum in Surrey between 1907 and the 1990s. They were not ill themselves, but were considered a public health risk. Angus Stickler reports.

0820
The pier at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset is on fire. Steph Mounsey, from the Avon Fire and Rescue Service, reports on how firefighters are working to save it and Tim Phillips, chairman of the National Piers Society, explains the importance of the pier.

0828
Sports news with Rob Nothman.

0835
It is the 50th anniversary of Nasa. Piers Bizony, space writer and historian, and astronomer Heather Couper discuss the organisation's triumphs and failures.

0838
At least 16 people have been killed and 154 wounded in two explosions in the Turkish city of Istanbul, in what officials say was a terrorist attack. Fadi Hakura, an analyst at Chatham House, discusses the biggest terrorist attack in Turkey for almost five years.

0841
Business news with Tanya Beckett.

0845
Sushi, chocolate and a new haircut could help beat depression, a new book suggests. Professor Jane Plant, author of Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression, and Jane Harris, of mental health charity Rethink, discuss what can increase happiness.

0848
The Woodland Trust will announce that they have bought more than 800 acres of land in Hertfordshire to create the largest continuous native woodland in England. Sarah Mukherjee reports.

0855
Volunteer holidays are a growing market. Companies take payment on the promise of a "life changing experience". Justin Francis, of online directory of eco holidays responsibletravel.com, and Richard Harvey, who left his job for a whole year to work in Malawi, discuss working on holiday.




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