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Today: Saturday 13 June 2009

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Iran's electoral commission says votes counted so far in the presidential poll show that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been re-elected. And Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has warned that Gordon Brown will face a further challenge to his leadership this autumn.


With 80% of the vote counted in the Iranian presidential elections, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has 65% support, Iran's electoral commission says. Correspondent Jon Leyne reports on whether reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi's complaints of a number of voting irregularities are justified.


Lord Mandelson has warned that Gordon Brown will face a further challenge to his leadership this autumn. Political correspondent Tim Iredale investigates claims that there is a group of Labour MPs who will not be reconciled to the prime minister's leadership.

Today's papers.


Are aid agencies still finding it difficult to operate in Zimbabwe? Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children UK, discusses what more can be done to help their work.

Yesterday in Parliament with Mark D'Arcy


More people are losing control of their bank account or credit card to fraudsters, a watchdog has warned. Richard Hurley, of the UK fraud prevention service Cifas, discusses why cases of "takeover fraud" in the UK have increased by 75% in the last year.

Sports news with Jamie Broughton.


The UK may face a new generation of terrorists more dangerous than the semi-trained "amateurs" now in jail, a security think tank's chief has warned. Report co-author Michael Clarke, of the Royal United Services Institute, discusses the view that recent years may come to seem like a "golden age" of successes against violent extremism with Mohammed Ayub, a spokesman for the Revival - a Muslim youth magazine.

Today's papers.


Can a dog really be ashamed of itself? Alexandra Horowitz, an assistant professor of psychology at Barnard College in New York, discusses if the sheepish look a dog pulls when it's in the dog house really is a look of guilt.

Thought for the day with Reverend Joel Edwards, international director of Micah Challenge.


Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is 37 years for men and 34 for women. In the last of correspondent Mike Thomson's undercover reports from Zimbabwe, he looks at the collapse of the country's health system.

The BBC is not allowed to operate legally in Zimbabwe so many of the names of people Mike interviewed have been changed and some locations omitted in order to protect those he spoke to.


Iran's electoral commission says votes counted so far in the presidential poll show that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won. Correspondent Jon Leyne gives the latest developments from Iran. Professor Ali Ansari, director of the Iranian Institute at St Andrews University, and former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski consider if a real change is being felt in the country.


Bookseller WH Smith has done a deal with BAA - which runs seven airports - to give it an exclusive presence as a bookseller. The chain has now also agreed with publisher Penguin that only its travel guides will be sold in these shops. Melissa Shales, chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, discusses if this deal if fair.


The first ever performance by a Saudi female comic in Saudi Arabia has taken place. Noufie - as she is known on stage - cannot perform under her real name because of the threat this would pose to her family. Reporter Zubeida Malik speaks to the groundbreaking comic.

Sports news with Jamie Broughton.


One of the world's leading architects has attacked The Prince of Wales for interfering in plans for a building project in London. Sunand Prasad, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and former housing and planning minister Nick Raynsford discuss why the Middle East owners of Chelsea Barracks dropped their plans for a Richard Rogers modernist design.

Today's papers.


What is life really like in Zimbabwe? Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Malloch-Brown discusses how problems with life expectancy, the health service and the education system can be addressed.


Elections in Lebanon and Iran along with President Obama's envoy George Mitchell's visit to Damascus have increased the spotlight on the Middle East. Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen considers if things are really beginning to change in the region.


Why is it that centre right parties will dominate the new European Parliament? Labour MP Denis MacShane and Neal Lawson, of Compass, discuss the future of the left.



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