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Today: Wednesday 13 August 2008

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The Prince of Wales has said GM crops could cause the world's worst environmental disaster. Jeff Randall, the Daily Telegraph's editor-at-large, reveals the depth of Prince Charles's fears.

Georgia has called for international observers to monitor the ceasefire it has agreed with Russia. EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels today to discuss the situation in Georgia. Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the United Nations, discusses the dilemmas for the West.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Michael Phelps has become the most successful Olympic competitor of all time. Matthew Pinsent, a former Olympic champion, talks about the drive needed to win gold - over and over again.

A former senior civil servant, who once ran the anti-drugs unit in the Cabinet Office, has described the present government policy of being tough on drugs as pointless. Julian Critchley says he now believes the best way to reduce the harm caused by drugs is to legalise them.

Sports news with Mike Sewell.

Cities like Liverpool and Bradford are "beyond revival" and residents should move south to avoid being left behind, a report says. The author of the Policy Exchange report Oliver Hartwich and Peter Kilfoyle, MP for Liverpool Walton, discuss whether residents of Liverpool should move to Oxford and Cambridge.

Today's papers.

Russia will take on Georgia in the beach volleyball in the wake of the fighting and bloodshed between the two countries in South Ossetia. Andy Swiss reports from the Beijing Olympics.

Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Vicar of Putney.

Leading cancer specialist Professor Jonathan Waxman says he has become so disillusioned by the decisions made by NICE, which authorises drugs for use in the NHS in England and Wales, that he thinks it should be wound up. He discusses the issue with Frank Dobson, Tony Blair's first health secretary, who oversaw the setting up of NICE.

As European foreign ministers meet to discuss the crisis in Georgia - one item on the agenda will be the French proposition to consider sending peacekeepers to Georgia. Also on the table is the question of how to respond to Russia's use of its power in Georgia; and the implications for NATO expansion. Edward Stourton reports from the Georgian capital Tblisi and we talk to Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

Sports news with Mike Sewell.

Prince Charles's views on genetically modified food have created a stir. Patrick Holden, the director of the Soil Association - and a friend of Prince Charles - and Lord Haskins, the former chairman of Northern Foods, discuss the prince's views.

Leading cancer specialist Prof Jonathan Waxman has said he believes NICE, which authorises drugs for use in the NHS in England and Wales, should be wound up. Prof Peter Littlejohns, the clinical and public health director, reacts to Prof Waxman's accusations.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Is a power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe any closer after three days of talks? President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangerai, the leader of the opposition MDC, are thought to be close to agreement on how responsibilities for the country will be shared between them. Allan Little reports from Johannesburg.

As the UK makes a good start at the Olympics, some say Australian coaching has helped the team gain more medals. Certainly, England's cricketers appear to be enjoying a new lease of life. So what can be the cause? Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew, and England bowler Monty Panesar, give their views on the art of sports psychology.

As the world reacts to the crisis in Georgia, Russia's view of its intervention appears to be at odds with the rest of the international community. Andrei Chupin, Russia's Charge d'Affaires, discusses whether Russia has received unfair press coverage.


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