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Today: Monday 5th April

A leading health think tank is disputing Conservative claims that they could find the money to pay for currently unavailable cancer drugs. And we speak to a confidante of Pope John Paul II about the impact of the child abuse scandals on the Catholic church.

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South African president Jacob Zuma has called for calm after the white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche was murdered at the weekend. The BBC's Karen Allen describes tensions in the country following the killing.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

The Conservatives have promised people with cancer will get the drugs they need even if they are too expensive to have been approved by the government agency Nice. Dr David Jenner, a GP and policy adviser for the NHS Alliance, discusses how practical that will be.

The debris from the World Trade Centre is still being sifted through. The BBC's correspondent in New York, Matthew Price, describes the new phase of the operation.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Young British men with Somali origins are being targeted by the banned Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, to go to Somalia to fight. BBC reporter Zubeida Malik talks to Somali women affected by the country's ongoing civil war.

The paper review.

Major Richard Streatfeild, who is serving in Helmand province with the Rifles, looks at whether British forces in Afghanistan have got enough of the equipment they need.

Thought for the day with the Reverend Roy Jenkins - Baptist minister in Cardiff.

The economy is expected to be the main election issue. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling responds to the Conservatives' recent economic pledges.

Should people with cancer be able to get drugs that are regarded as too expensive by the NHS? The King's Fund's Professor John Appleby and shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley analyse the Tories' plans for cancer treatment.

The murder of Eugene Terreblanche, white supremacist and leader of the Afrikaaner Resistance Movement, has exposed some of South Africa's political tensions. Journalist and historian RW Johnson describes the situation in the country.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have forced their way into Thailand's election commission building in Bangkok. The BBC's Rachel Harvey, describes the scenes.

The story of a gay couple who were turned away from a B&B in Berkshire because the owner did not approve of them sharing a bed has become a political question. Michael Black, one of the men involved in the incident and Mike Judge of the Christian Institute discuss whether the action was justified.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

The Roman Catholic church has been immensely damaged by the child abuse crisis. Professor Rocco Buttiglione, president of the Italian Christian Democratic Party and a friend of the late Pope John Paul II, defends the church over allegations of widespread abuse.

The Liberal Democrats plan to re-open thousands of miles of tracks that have been closed over the years. John Whitelegg, Professor of Sustainable Transport at John Moores University, examines what would be the biggest expansion of the rail network since the Victorian era.

Tory grandee Lord Heseltine examines the key issues to be decided at the forthcoming general election.

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