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Today: Tuesday 1st June

Israel's assault on a flotilla of ships taking aid to Gaza has provoked an outcry at the United Nations. And it has been revealed that at least 170 senior civil servants earn more than the Prime Minister.

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At least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed yesterday following an Israeli raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza. Israel says its marines reacted after being attacked first. Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former UK ambassador to the UN, examines the implications of Israel's actions.

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US Attorney General, Eric Holder is due to visit Louisiana today to inspect the oil spill and meet with federal prosecutors and senior legal officials. Correspondent Andy Gallacher reports from southern Louisiana.

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Bouncers will have to conform to new regulations which includes training in physical intervention, first aid and terrorism awareness. Bill Butler, of Security Industry Authority, and Nick Bish, of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, discuss whether this will improve safety and reduce violent incidents.

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The business news with Lesley Curwen.

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Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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Britain's 8,500 troops in Helmand province in Afghanistan will go under the direct control of a US Marine Corps General from today. Correspondent Paul Wood and Major General Gordon Messenger, spokesman for the Chief of Defence Staff, outlines the implications of the change of command.

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Thought for the day with Bishop Tom Butler.

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The paper review.

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New rules at Westminster mean that MPs will be able to claim expenses on rented accommodation only. Reporter Andrew Hosken investigates how estate agents are taking advantage of this new market.

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Figures released today show that more than 170 top civil servants are paid more than the Prime Minister. Jonathan Baume of the First Division Association (FDA) and Andrew Lilico from the Policy Exchange discuss the ethics of releasing civil service pay details to the public.

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Israel's ambassador to the UK, Ron Prosor, reacts to the UN Security Council's condemnation of Israel following its deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza. Middle Eastern editor, Jeremy Bowen, reflects on Israel's justification for the assault.

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The first rolling news channel CNN is 30 years old today. Sky News political editor Adam Boulton and John Sergeant, former BBC political correspondent, discuss the allure of 24-hour news.

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Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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The Unite union is holding a conference this week where its delegates will decide its reaction to the current economic climate. Unite's Gail Cartmail and Professor Gregor Gall of the University of Hertfordshire discuss the challenges facing the union.

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The business news with Lesley Curwen.

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Maritime lawyer Douglas Guilfoyle explains the legal background behind Israeli's blockade of ships carrying aid into Gaza. He says a blockade should not be continued if the "damage to civilian population is going to be excessive in relation to the military advantage".

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What exactly is the point of opera? Opera critic Robert Thicknesse and composer Debbie Wiseman discuss how many of us actually appreciate the art.




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