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There is confusion about the outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit. And four trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather.
Five nations, including China and the US, have reached a deal on a number of issues at the Copenhagen climate summit. US President Barack Obama said it would be a foundation for global action but there was "much further to go". However, the deal could be rejected by a number of nations who expressed "dissatisfaction" with the contents. Environment correspondent Matt McGrath reports from Copenhagen.
Four Eurostar trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather, as more snow is expected to cause disruption in parts of Britain. Correspondent Matt Prodger reports from the terminal in Ashford, Kent.
The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war has seen its fourth week of deliberations, in the aftermath of revelations that Tony Blair thought it would have been right to remove Saddam Hussein even without weapons of mass destruction. Correspondent Peter Hunt reflects on the week's events.
Peter Tobin was jailed for life this week for murdering teenager Dinah McNicol. Mr Tobin was known to have killed two other women, and may have killed others. He has now the latest name to be added to the roster of notorious British serial killers alongside Denis Nilsen, Peter Sutcliffe and Fred and Rosemary West. Professor David Wilson, a criminologist at Birmingham City University and author of A History of British Serial Killing, discusses what is a serial killer.
Five key nations have agreed a non-binding political agreement at the Copenhagen climate summit, but it is yet unclear whether any significant agreement has been reached. The US, China, South Africa, Brazil and India have signed up to a political agreement that "recognises the scientific view" on keeping temperature rise below two degrees centigrade. However, the deal must be signed by all 192 nations to be legally binding, and many have already begun to criticise its contents. Jonathon Porritt, former head of the government's Sustainable Development Commission, examines the developments.
Iranian state television this week announced that improved medium range missile had been successfully fired, fuelling the West's frustration over the country's nuclear programme. Correspondent Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad. Wyn Bow, Professor of non-proliferation and international security at Kings College London, and former weapons inspector in Iraq, examines the implication of the testing on Iran's nuclear power.
0748 Thought for the day with Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican priest.
The details and extent of any significant agreement at the Copenhagen climate summit remain unclear. Five key nations have agreed a non-binding political agreement that "recognises the scientific view" on keeping temperature rise below 2C. Professor Diana Liverman, director of the environmental change institute at Oxford University, discusses whether any real progress has been made.
The first national strike by the IT sector in the UK has been staged. Fujitsu Electronics workers have conducted a 24 hour strike, with further strikes planned for the 2010. Is this a sign that there will be a growing number of strikes as workers become increasingly frustrated with the conditions forced on them as a result of the recession? Correspondent Judy Hobson spoke to Fujitsu workers, and Roger Seifert, professor of Industrial Relations at Wolverhampton Business School, examines the likelihood of further strikes in the new year.
The last episode of Channel 4's reality TV show Wife Swap is to be aired tonight and next week the South Bank show bids farewell to the airwaves. James Rampton, TV critic for the Independent and Stuart Murphy, director of programmes for Sky 1, discuss when a TV show has 'jumped the shark.'#
Australia should be prepared to slip out of the top five sporting nations, according to a review of funding. A new report from a government-appointed panel has rejected the Australian Olympic Committee's demands for 100m Australian dollars of additional funding each year in the run-up to the London games, and said that Australia should be more realistic about its Olympic ambitions. Correspondent Nick Bryant reports from Sydney.
Is it only girls that like pink? PinkStinks, a campaign to challenge the culture of pink which invades every aspect of girls' lives, has been set up. Professor Jo Paoletti, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland who is set to publish Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America", discusses the colour's broader appeal.
Does Christmas start too early? It seems that most of the country now takes two weeks off over the festive season. Dr John McGurk of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Dr Juliet Gardiner, author of the The 1930's - an intimate history, debate the holiday culture.
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