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Today: Tuesday 7 July 2009

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Muslim protestors in the far west of China have defied the authorities and returned to the streets. Claims that immigrants are given unfair access to social housing have been discounted in a new study. And a memorial to the victims of the 7/7 bombings is unveiled in Hyde Park today.


Gordon Brown is facing another backbench revolt - this time over his decision in 2007 to scrap the 10p rate of income tax. Rebel Labour MPs will join forces with the opposition parties to try to amend the Finance Bill, which has to be passed before this year's Budget can be enacted. Labour MP Frank Field discusses why he has put down an amendment that seeks compensation for everyone effected.


Chinese state media say that police have arrested more than 1400 people after riots in Xinjiang. It is thought that at least 150 people have been killed in the violence between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese. Correspondent Quentin Sommerville reports from the protests. Former editor of the Economist Bill Emmott gives his analysis of the current state of the protests.


It is four years since 52 people were killed in London when suicide bombers detonated backpacks at four central locations on public transport. Correspondent Peter Hunt reports from Hyde Park where a memorial to the victims is being unveiled.

Business news with Adam Shaw.


The death of Michael Jackson continues to draw as much scrutiny as his life. Police have been searching the premises of five doctors, amid allegations that the star was being supplied with painkillers. Lawyers have been in court thrashing out his will. Correspondent Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Los Angeles where the media and fans have descended in their thousands for a star-studded memorial concert.

Sports news with Jon Myers.


The private gene testing industry must be more tightly regulated, peers say. The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee said a code of conduct was needed to stop bogus claims being made. The report also said the tests, which predict the risk of disease later in life, needed to be more thoroughly reviewed before being marketed. Chairman of the report Lord Patel discusses whether the current policy is up to date.

Today's papers.


Chancellor Alistair Darling is to publish his proposals for tightening regulation of the banking system. His proposals are expected to include measures to discourage banks from giving extravagant pay deals, and comes in the wake of Mervyn King's suggestions that banks should not be too big to fail. HSBC chairman Stephen Green discusses his view that regulation alone is not enough, and that moral values need to be at play too.

Thought for the day with Reverend Rosemary Lain-Priestley.


The new president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is to warn cuts in the number of police officers and staff is becoming a "reality". Sir Hugh Orde discusses the speech in which he will say that the police forces are showing "signs of financial strain".


Claims that immigrants are given unfair access to social housing have been discounted in a new study. The report, by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), says that immigrants who have moved to the UK in the last five years account for less than 2% of social housing. EHRC director of policy, Andrea Murray and Housing Minister John Healey discuss the report.


Robert McNamara, who served as US defence secretary during the Vietnam war and the Cuban Missile Crisis, has died aged 93. Former editor of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee describes some of the moments that defined McNamara's career.

Sports news with Jon Myers.


Chinese police have arrested more than 1,400 people in connection with rioting in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region, state media says. The Chinese government has blamed exiled separatists for the unrest. Correspondent Quentin Sommerville reports from pro-government protests in Urumqi. Liu Weimin, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London, discusses whether there is evidence of outside involvement.


The law on assisted dying is to be debated in the House of Lords. Peers will discuss a proposal by Lord Falconer calling for people not to be prosecuted for helping someone who is terminally ill travel abroad to die. More than 100 people from the UK have gone to Swiss clinic Dignitas to die, but as yet no-one has been prosecuted. Edward Turner, whose mother travelled to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland to end her life in 2006, and David Morris, founding director of Independent Living Alternatives, debate the right to die.

Business news with Adam Shaw.


The last ever national Royal Agricultural Show is beginning in Warwickshire. It started 160 years ago and it is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Europe. Rising cost, declining interest, animal diseases and weather have all contributed to its closure. Environment Correspondent Sarah Mukherjee reports on the absence of stock, and a notable reduction in the number of visitors, which means there is little "feel-good" factor at this year's event.


US President Barack Obama has held private breakfast talks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at Putin's country home outside Moscow. Anatoly Utkin, an analyst from the USA and Canada Institute, considers whether relations between Washington and Moscow are likely to improve.


The boss of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone has said he regrets the upset he has caused by praising Adolf Hitler, but he insists he will not be forced to resign. Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports on reaction to Ecclestone ahead of the German Grand Prix.


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