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Today: Saturday 2 August 2008

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The body of Catherine Mullany, the newly wed who was murdered in Antigua, has been flown to Britain this morning. Her husband is now in a Swansea hospital. Meanwhile British detectives are flying out to help with the investigation into their shooting, Scotland Yard said. Correspondent Andy Moore reports.

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz has warned that Iran is near a breakthrough in its nuclear programme. Jon Leyne reports

Today's papers.

Despite Parliament having risen for the long summer recess, there's still a great deal of political talk in and around the government. Correspondent Adam Fleming reports on the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle.

Home Information Packs (HIPs), which house sellers are obliged to compile to help potential buyers, are not being given out by some estate agents, the Law Society suggests. Nick Salmon, of the National Association of Estate Agents, and Paul Marsh, of the Law Society, discuss whether HIPs are working.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet

Elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped plan last month's deadly suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, US officials have alleged. Bob Baer, former CIA agent in Middle-East, and Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan high commissioner to London, discuss if there is any truth in the allegations.

Today's papers

A number of rare recordings, which have been digitally cleaned up, will be played tonight on Radio Four in a documentary about a lost genius called Alan Blumlein. Presenter of the programme Martin Shankleman, called The Man Who Invented Stereo, discusses the electronics engineer.

Thought for the day with the Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican Priest.

Barry George has been found not guilty of murdering BBC television presenter Jill Dando outside her London home. Barrister William Clegg QC, who defended Barry George, discusses the verdict.

Kent police say officers from 26 other forces have been called in to assist them during a week-long protest against the building of a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth. Dr Simon Lewis, of Leeds University, and Dr David Brown, of the Institution of Chemical Engineers discuss whether coal should have a place in future energy supplies.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Beijing to make final preparations for the Olympic Games. Sports editor Mihir Bose and Brendan Foster, part of the BBC commentary team in Beijing, discuss the problems facing the IOC.

The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival is beginning. Bernard Lockett, a speaker at the festival, explains what is so great about the writing duo.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet

Labour MPs continue to talk among themselves about how to do what David Miliband said was their duty: to show the country that they weren't 'down and out'. Labour MP John McDonnell and Conservative Lord Heseltine discuss the rumours of a leadership contest.

Today's papers

When prisons are criticised, they're often compared unfavourably to Victorian institutions, or earlier jails. Dr Guy Geltner, of University College Oxford, discusses how bad the prisons were in the past.

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, many Americans chose to migrate to the Soviet Union. Their story did not end happily: many ended up in Stalin's gulags. Tim Tzouliadis, author of the book describing their plight, and Edward Lucas, of The Economist, discuss the journey.


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