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Today: Tuesday 29th June

Five people alleged to be Russian spies have appeared in court in New York accused of trying to steal secrets while posing as American citizens. And a senior police officer will warn today of cuts to forces staff because of reductions in funding ordered in the Budget.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Helen Pitcher of IDDAS on how chairman have reacted to new boardroom rules. Matterley Asset Management's Henry Dixon examines the state of the financial markets. Prof Mariana Mazzucato from the Open University and Dr Linda Yueh from Oxford University discuss how the UK can become more export driven.

A report on the rule of law in Zimbabwe is to be presented to the House of Lords today. Former head of the Bar Council in the UK, Desmond Browne QC, outlines its findings.

Ten people have been arrested in the US and charged with spying for Russia. Security correspondent Gordon Corera outlines the alleged espionage operation.

A black woman has been found guilty of racial harassment because she described an Asian woman as a "coconut". Legal affairs analyst Clive Coleman reports on the controversy underlying the case.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

Yesterday's death of a bomb disposal expert in Afghanistan has brought the total number of British troops killed in the country to 309. Former bomb disposal officer Major Chris Hunter and author James Owen compare the dangers faced by bomb disposal experts in the Afghan war to those of World War II.

Sports news with Chris Dennis.

The president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Sir Hugh Orde, will warn police chiefs at their annual conference today that police numbers are "unsustainable" and "critical duties" will be threatened by budget cuts. Sir Hugh and Minister for Policing Nick Herbert debate how front-line policing may be affected.

A UN summer camp for children in Gaza has been attacked by group of masked and armed men in the middle of the night. It is the second attack in a month. John Ging, director of operations in Gaza for the UN Relief and Works Agency, describes the attacks.

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England's football team have landed back at Heathrow airport. The BBC's Olly Foster reports on the backlash following their poor World Cup performance.

Thought for the day with the Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican priest.

Digital guru Clay Shirky argues in his new book Cognitive Surplus that the growth in social networking could create a more democratic world. Mr Shirky examines whether new technology has improved freedom. 0755
Google has made concessions to the Chinese government over the censorship of its search engine. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones explains the move.

Ten people have been arrested in the United States on suspicion of spying for Russia. They were allegedly part of an operation where agents posed as ordinary citizens, some living together as couples for years. Vincent Cannistraro, former CIA officer and director of Intelligence Programs and Economist journalist Edward Lucas examine the existence of espionage after the Cold War and how the incident will affect Russia-US relations.

Police forces are warning that budget cuts will take a hit on frontline policing. Home affairs editor Mark Easton outlines the debate between politicians and police officers over the potential impact of cuts.

Opera singer Placido Domingo reflects on his extraordinary career and his role in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House.

Sports news with Chris Dennis.

Should foreign diplomats be protected from prosecution? Foreign Secretary William Hague yesterday outlined cases of foreign diplomats evading prosecution from serious crimes such as human trafficking and sexual assault. Geoffrey Robertson QC and British diplomat Tony Brenton discuss the case for immunity.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

The London Library was founded in the 19th century and has become the biggest independent lending library, whose members have included Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill. It's half-way through an ambitious revamp and has enlisted the help of artists like the Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge was given a guided tour by some of those involved.

General David Petraeus will today to be confirmed as the top military commander in Afghanistan. Michael Semple, former deputy head of the EU mission in Kabul for three years, analyses whether this will mean a new strategy in Afghanistan.

The England football manager Fabio Capello has put his team's dismal performance at the World Cup down to tiredness, and said a winter break in the domestic season could help the team in future tournaments. Dr Andrew Murray, an expert in how the body responds to altitude at Cambridge University, explains how low oxygen levels may have affected the players' abilities.



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