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Pro- and anti-government demonstrations are taking place in Iran on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. And EU leaders are to consider a rescue package for Greece.

European leaders are to consider a bail-out package for Greece to limit contagion in the Eurozone. Europe correspondent Jonny Dymond outlines the prospect of a rescue deal and Stephan Schneider, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank, analyses the German government's ability to fund a rescue.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A group of avant-garde artists from the eastern bloc are exhibiting their work at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery in the second of its shows since opening in December. Arts editor Will Gompertz took a look at the exhibition and examined how the gallery is trying to change the city.

Scientists have criticised the government's review of the rules between scientific advisers and ministers. The review came in response to scientists' anger over the government's sacking of the former government drugs adviser, David Nutt. Lord Krebs, a former chair of the Food Standards Agency and member of Sense about Science, analyses what scientists want from the review.

Sports news with Jon Myers.

A leaked letter has revealed that British security services were aware of the alleged torture of Binyam Mohammed, a UK resident who was held by US security services in Guantanamo. The damning details were erased from the original Court of Appeal ruling on Mr Mohammed's allegation that he was tortured. David Davis MP, human rights campaigner and a former Conservative home affairs spokesman, examines if a different verdict would have been reached if the information had been available.

The paper review.

Cross-party talks on the future of long-term care for the elderly have collapsed after the Conservatives released a poster attacking Labour's proposals. Political correspondent Norman Smith details the breakdown in talks.

Thought for the day with Reverend Angela Tilby, Vicar of St Benet's Church in Cambridge.

Inequality between the rich and poor in Britain is still a huge social and economic problem, a review of health inequalities in England has found. The report says that there are still huge differences in life expectancy based on income and calls for a "minimum income for healthy living". Correspondent Andrew Hosken spoke to Sonia May, a mother of two with an income of £100 a week, about how she copes with the financial demands of her family, and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, author of the report, explains its findings and recommendations.

Security forces have opened fire on opposition demonstrators in Iran, an opposition website has reported. Tehran correspondent Jon Leyne reports on the protests taking place on the anniversary of the country's Islamic revolution.

EU heads of government are to consider a possible bail out for Greece to curb its large budget deficit, and prevent contagion to other eurozone countries, at a summit in Brussels today. The EU's largest economies, Germany and France, are ready to offer their financial support but it is unclear if other countries will join the effort. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Jackie Davies, senior adviser to the European Policy Centre, consider Greece's financial position and whether a rescue package will be agreed. Former chancellor Lord Lamont examines the the effect on the euro of a Greek default.

The reality of the food rationing of the 1940s is being exhibited at the Imperial War Museum, London. Reporter Sanchia Berg took a look at the exhibition with Marguerite Patten, who worked with the Ministry of Food during the era of rationing.

Sports news with Jon Myers.

A key Shura - council of Afghan tribal elders - is being held in the Helmand provincial capital Lashkar Gar to consider Operation Mushtarak and persuade tribes of to side with the government. British and American forces have been laying the ground for the operation over the last weeks. Correspondent Ian Pannell joined the Grenadier Guards in the Nad Ali area in central Helmand.

Pro- and anti-government demonstrations are taking place in Iran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution which brought Islamic rule to the country. Dr Seyed Mohammad Marandi, lecturer in North American Studies at the University of Tehran, and Masih Alinejad, an opposition journalist now living in Oxford, consider the importance of the protests for the opposition Green Movement.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

On the Today programme yesterday Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at Amnesty's International secretariat, accused the charity of putting the human rights of Al-Qaeda terror suspects above those of their victims. She said that the charity's collaboration with Moazzam Begg, a former British inmate at Guantanamo Bay, "fundamentally damages" the organisation's reputation. Widney Brown, senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International, responds to Ms Sahgal's accusations.

Are our most memorable moments of history the most important? Nelson Mandela's release from prison 20 years ago today is seen by many as on of the most memorable events of recent times but others would argue that more important in changing the course of South Africa was FW De Klerk's rejection of apartheid. Dame Ann Leslie, former foreign correspondent, and Juliet Gardiner, historian and author of The Thirties, an intimate history, discuss what makes a memorable image.



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