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Today: Friday 28 November 2008

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A senior Conservative MP has been arrested and questioned for nine hours as part of an inquiry into leaks of confidential Home Office information. And Indian security forces are still trying to clear gunmen from several locations in Mumbai, including a Jewish centre where it is feared hostages are still being held.

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Security forces are still clearing gunmen from two luxury hotels, after Wednesday's attacks that killed more than 130 people and injured 300. The army says it is close to taking control of the Oberoi Trident hotel, after freeing at least 30 hostages. Arun Bhagat, former head of India's Intelligence Bureau, and security correspondent Gordon Corera, discuss the relationship between India and Pakistan.

0713
Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

0717
A picture said to be of the mother of the little boy known as Baby P is circulating on the social networking website Facebook. She is not meant to be identified because of court restrictions. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones and Nicholas Landsman, chief executive of the Internet Services Providers Association, discuss whether the content of 100 million users can be screened for illegal material.

0722
The number of measles cases in England and Wales has topped 1,000 in a year for the first time since 1995, Health Protection Agency figures show. Professor David Salisbury, head of immunisation at the NHS, discusses why figures are so high.

0726
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0730
A senior Conservative MP has reacted angrily to his arrest by police investigating the alleged leaking of Home Office information. Damian Green denied any wrongdoing and said: "I was astonished to have spent more than nine hours today under arrest for doing my job." Conservative MP David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, discusses if the police did anything wrong.

0738
The government will own 57.9% of Royal Bank of Scotland after investors snubbed the group's 15bn share offer. Business editor Robert Peston discusses the announcement.

0740
Today's papers.

0743
Since Peter Mandelson returned to the cabinet eight weeks ago, he appears to have become almost indispensable to the Prime Minister. Political correspondent Norman Smith casts an eye over Lord Mandelson's week.

0747
Thought for the day with Vishvapani, a member of the Western Buddhist Order.

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It is Sir Ian Blair's last day in the job of Metropolitan Police Commissioner. He has used his final interview to raise his concerns about the future implications of the events leading up to his departure. Home affairs correspondent Rory MacLean reports on his comments and Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrats' home affairs spokesman, discusses the relationship between Sir Ian and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

0810
Areas in Mumbai are still "extremely dangerous" after co-ordinated shootings in southern areas of the city. Eyewitness Mark Abell describes his rescue from the Oberoi Trident hotel and correspondent Chris Morris gives the latest on the situation.

0825
A document with the signature of one Eleanor Rigby has gone under the hammer raising 115,000. The ledger records the payment of scullery maid E Rigby in 1911. It was sent to a charity worker by Sir Paul McCartney after she asked for his help in fund raising. She believes it was the inspiration behind the famous Beatles song although McCartney has maintained in the past that the character was fictitious. Treeva Fenwick reports.

0827
Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

0830
The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has attacked what he called the "tough talking of the unmerciful" on the subject of immigration. In a speech delivered in London, he said the separation of religion, morality and law had gone too far. Immigration Minister Phil Woolas responds to the Archbishop's speech, which attacked his views.

0837
Thai opposition protesters occupying Bangkok's two main airports say they are prepared to defend themselves against any police operation. Professor Duncan McCargo, an expert in south-east Asian politics, discusses what the government intends to do.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

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The first complete translation of The Arabian Nights into English from the Arabic since the 1880s is to be published. Translator of the new edition Professor Malcolm Lyons and Robert Irwin, research associate at SOAS, discuss one of the best known and most influential works of literature ever written.

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A new musical about the Nazi persecution of the Jews has had a hostile reception from the critics. Imagine This, with its incongruous mix of singing, dancing, romance and mass murder, has not gone down well since it opened in London's West End. Beth Trachtenberg, the show's producer, and Norman Lebrecht, of the Evening Standard, discuss whether there are some subjects that should be out of bounds in theatres.

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Conservative leader David Cameron has criticised the decision by police to arrest his immigration minister in connection with Home Office leaks. Sir Chris Fox, former president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, discusses why the police made this decision.

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Is it possible that the roots of the dreadful events in Mumbai can be found within India itself? Edna Fernandes, author of a book on fundamentalism and extremism in India called Holy Warriors, discusses if an angry, alienated Muslim minority could be responsible.


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