The controversy surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi shows no sign of letting up. The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said that
the British government was "not actively seeking" Megrahi's death in prison
And he rejected allegations that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was linked to "some kind of deal", insisting that London had not pressured the Scottish government over the issue.
In response, the Conservative leader, David Cameron,
accused the government of a "catastrophic misjudgement"
over the decision to release Megrahi.
He said that the affair had damaged the UK's relations with Washington and called for an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the release,.
Figures published by the United Nations indicate
a decline in the production of opium in Afghanistan
, the country responsible for 90% of the world's heroin.
Two Afghan farmers, Mohammed Jawad and Mohammed Isa, discussed why cultivation of the crop has fallen. And South Asia correspondent Chris Morris talked to Antonio Costa, of the UN, about on how the war on drugs is being fought.
Dominic Mohan starts work as the new editor of the Sun newspaper
, Trevor Kavanagh - the paper's associate editor - Roy Greenslade, professor of journalism at City University London, discuss the future of Britain's biggest-selling newspaper.