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Today: Friday 25th June

David Cameron has arrived in Canada for his first international summit as prime minister, calling for them to be "more than just grand talking shops". And doctors say there is no evidence that human foetuses can feel pain before 24 weeks, and there is no scientific case for a change to abortion law.

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Business News : Nick Cosgrove speaks to economist Stephen King about the global economy in light of the G8 summit in Canada. And former model Amanda Staveley explains why there is a great interest in the UK from the Gulf.

Afghanistan has an estimated one trillion dollars of mineral wealth . Everything from copper and iron ore, to coal and natural gas. But will Afghanistan ever get these riches out of the ground? Correspondent Quentin Sommerville travelled to a coal mine in the north of the country.

David Cameron will be attending his first G8 summit as prime minister. North America editor Mark Mardell, and political editor Nick Robinson discuss how Mr Cameron will approach the summit. .

Thousands of refugees who fled from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan have started returning home. The violence which broke out earlier this month is thought to have claimed up to 2000 lives. Correspondent Richard Galpin reports from Osh.

The business news with Nick Cosgrove.

How will the Police Service be affected by the government's plans to cut public spending? Some reports claim up to 35,000 police posts could disappear. The Police Federation's Peter Smyth outlines what this will for the fight against crime. .

The coalition government has written to all 6mil public sector workers asking them for money saving ideas. Today reporter Andrew Hosken has been speaking to some public sector workers to find out their thoughts.

Sports news with John Myers.

Afghanistan has an estimated one trillion dollars of mineral wealth, such as gold and lithium used in hi-tech batteries. Afghan Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani discusses plans to use the minerals to benefit the country.

Do you have to be Jewish to understand Jewish humour? Comedian David Baddiel and journalist Jonathan Margolis discuss Woody Allen's new film Whatever Work's, starring actor Larry David.

The paper review.

Thought for the day with Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

New reports have found no new scientific evidence to challenge the basis for the current abortion law. Doctors say foetuses before 24 weeks do not suffer pain as they are in an undeveloped. Professor Richard Anderson discusses the new findings.

How will the Police Service be affected by the government's plans to cut public spending? Sir Ian Blair and David Blunkett discuss the importance of the police force. discusses the new findings.

The government has put a greater emphasis on getting banks to increase their capital reserves. Business editor Robert Peston examines why this discussion will be high up on the list at the G8 summit in Canada.

A new film about the band, The Doors, uses never seen footage. The band, who formed in 1965, were amongst the most controversial groups of the 1960s. The band's drummer, John Densmore, has been speaking to Today reporter, Nicola Stanbridge.

Sports news with John Myers.

Nato says that its strategy in Afghanistan is unaffected by the sacking of General Stanley McChrystal by President Obama over a magazine article, and insists that the handover to General David Petreaus will be seamless. Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings who wrote the article, and Nato spokesman James Appathurai discuss the affair

The business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The Bavarian Strollers, a German Oompah band has pitched up outside the BBC. They've put together a little musical interlude for the Today Programme.

The Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations come to a head today with the opening of its summer festival of science at London's Southbank Centre. Today reporter Tom Feilden has been talking to the Royal Society's Stephen Cox and Dr Tim Wright from Leeds University about the festival.

Gordon Brown made a surprise appearance in the House of Commons on Thursday. It's the first time he has been spotted in the chamber since the general election. The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts talks about the former PM's visit to the Chamber.

Wimbledon's longest ever match - lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes and over three days - is finally over. American John Isner managed to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. Dr Peter Jones gives his thoughts on the epic battle.



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