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"An embarrassment of riches" in today's programme, with the highlight being the first British broadcast interview with US President Barack Obama.
Speaking to BBC North America Editor Justin Webb, Mr Obama said he believed the US was "going to be able to get serious negotiations back on track" between Israel and the Palestinians.
In conversation with James Naughtie, the Conservative leader David Cameron discussed how faith can be restored in politicians, as well as his position on Europe, ahead of Thursday's local and European elections.
On a more bizarre note penguin poo was the subject of another of today's stories - with scientists discovering just how many emperor penguin colonies there are in Antarctica by using satellites to look for stains from the animals' droppings.
The final story looked at what is known so far about the Air France airbus that disappeared over the Atlantic, and the latest speculation about what may have happened to the plane.
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