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Today: Tuesday 10 March 2009

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Politicians condemn the killing of a police officer, shot dead in County Armagh 48 hours after the murders of two soldiers. The officer was "gunned down" as he got out of a car at Lismore Manor, in Craigavon, police said. And Alistair Darling is calling on the richest countries to increase resources to the International Monetary Fund.

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Politicians from all sides have condemned the killing of a policeman, shot dead in County Armagh. Correspondent Mark Devenport explains the political reaction to the attack.

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Alistair Darling is calling on the richest countries to increase resources to the International Monetary Fund. He discusses if rich countries have a "moral imperative" to help new EU countries facing funding gaps.

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The Dalai Lama has repeated his demand for "legitimate and meaningful autonomy" for Tibet. Correspondent Chris Morris reports on the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule by the country.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

0727
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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A policeman has been killed in County Armagh as he responded to a call from a "vulnerable" member of the public. David Simpson, local MP for the DUP, discusses who could be responsible for the attack.

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Today's papers.

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How stable is the current situation in Afghanistan? In the second of his reports, correspondent Gordon Corera examines how narcotics, the insurgency and the government are interlinked.

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Thought for the day with the Right Reverend Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark.

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People could qualify as a teacher in England in six months rather than the usual year, under new government plans. Schools minister Jim Knight and Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, discuss if this will make teaching "a more attractive choice for experienced people".

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Politicians from all sides have condemned the killing of a police officer, shot dead in County Armagh 48 hours after the murders of two soldiers. Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, John O'Dowd, of Sinn Fein, and Conservative MP Patrick Mercer, chairman of the Commons counter-terrorism sub-committee, discuss if this murder could damage the peace process.

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The US economy has "fallen off a cliff" in the past six months and consumers have changed their habits in remarkable ways, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says. Psychology lecturer Dr Joan Harvey, of Newcastle University, and marketing director Matt Close, of Unilever discuss the ways in which consumers are changing.

0826
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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There has been a big increase in the number of "cannabis factories" discovered by police over the past five years, figures obtained by BBC News reveal. Allan Gibson, of the Association of Chief Police Officers' drugs committee, discusses if more cannabis factories are operating or detection techniques are becoming more refined.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

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Do canals still have a key role to play in industry? Robin Evans, chief executive of the British Waterways Association, and writer and environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth discuss the 200th anniversary of the Industrial Revolution - and the role played by the canal system.

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A chimpanzee who gathers rocks to use against zoo visitors could teach us about the way primates think, according to a researcher Mathias Osvath. He explains that the chimp's behaviour shows how they prepare for the future.

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It was believed that growing prosperity would help bring peace to Northern Ireland. So is the converse true - and is the contracting economy of Northern Ireland likely to have some influence on the number of people drawn to political violence? Academic Dr Peter Shirlow explains where the new dissidents are drawn from.

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Developed countries should not cut back on aid for poorer nations despite the current economic conditions, the head of the UN World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says. She discusses her view with Paul Collier, professor of economics at Oxford University.




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