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Today: Thursday 7 August 2008

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President Bush has been speaking about China's human rights record on his way to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Stopping over in Bangkok, he said the US would continue to oppose its treatment of dissidents. Lord Patten, former governor of Hong Kong, discusses the current situation in China.

Doctors are urged to offer all children up to the age of 18 the MMR jab amid concern of a growing risk of a measles epidemic. Professor David Salisbury, head of immunisation at the Department of Health, talks about the risk of delaying immunisation.

It is 10 years since al-Qaeda first came to prominence with the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. East Africa correspondent Peter Greste reports.

Business news with Richard Scott.

Sports news with Mike Sewell.

Al-Qaeda's violent methods and tactics have been coming under mounting criticism from Islamist scholars who once supported it. Security Correspondent Frank Gardner reports on the growing number of young British Muslims attracted to violent extremism. Hazel Blears, communities secretary, discusses how to tackle this problem.

Today's papers.

The London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre will cost more than three times as much as originally estimated. Arts correspondent Razia Iqbal reports.

Thought for the day with Reverend Roy Jenkins.

The White House says that it is looking forward to more trials at Guantanamo Bay like the one which ended with a former driver of Osama bin Laden being jailed for life for supporting terrorism. Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, however, refers to Guantanamo Bay as "a symbol of injustice".

Patients with kidney cancer look likely to be denied access to new drugs on the NHS. Professor Peter Littlejohns, of NICE, and Professor Peter Johnson, of Cancer Research UK, explain why.

Digital readers of eBooks (electronic books) can now be bought from Waterstones and Borders. Professor Kathryn Hughes of the University of East Anglia and Naomi Alderman, Orange Prize winner, discuss whether this is a threat to the "printed" word.

Sports news with Mike Sewell.

President Bush has delivered a speech critical of Chinese policy towards dissidents. Professor Stephen Tsang, of St Anthony's College, and George Walden, formally diplomatic minister, discuss whether it was the right thing to do.

Britons born on or before 2 September 1929 are entitled to free travel documents in order to recognise the bravery of veterans and civilians during World War II. Home Office Minister Lord West documents the 500,000th recipient of a free passport.

Historian Catherine Arnold has used the Bethlehem hospital to look at changing attitudes to mental illness through the ages in a new book called Bedlam, London and its Mad. Catherine Arnold and Professor John Strang of Bethlehem Hospital, discuss the book.

Business news with Richard Scott.

It is 10 years since the bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania brought al-Qaeda to widespread attention. Author Jason Burke and documentary film maker Peter Taylor discuss how much has happened in the decade since the bombings.


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