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Today: Wednesday 14th July

A number of shots have been fired at police during a third night of violence in north Belfast. And the Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has told judges there is no link between rising levels of imprisonment and falling crime.

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Business News with Adam Shaw: Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley in Asia, speaks about the slowing Chinese economy. Laura Lambie of William De Broe looks over the markets. And PIRC's Alan MacDougall discusses the backlash against the executive pay package awarded to M&S's chief executive, Marc Bolland.

A new way of measuring global poverty is being launched today. Called the Multidimensional Poverty Index, it aims to give a more accurate picture of world poverty. Dr Sabina Alkire outlines the way the new index assesses a range of critical deprivations.

For the third night running, there have been violent clashes in North Belfast, with children as young as eight being reported to have been involved in rioting. Northern Ireland Justice Minister, David Ford, describes the mood in the city.

The Taliban has claimed that the Afghan soldier, who killed three British troops and wounded another four before going on the run, has joined its insurgency. Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, a former director of the UK Defence Academy, outlines the importance of training local forces.

BP has put a new cap on its leaking Gulf oil well, but the company still has to shut the valves on the cap to contain the oil. Correspondent Laura Trevelyan has been to the area to see the scale of the damage and the clean-up.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Can the next generation of Labour leaders do better? Andy Burnham, Shadow Health Secretary, one of the candidates for Labour leadership, explains why he wants to put socialism back on the party's agenda. 0727
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Oxford University is to begin the UK's first large-scale clinical investigation into Parkinson's disease, using a recently developed stem cell technique that does not involve the creation and destruction of embryos. Lead researcher, Dr Richard Wade-Martin, explains the importance of the study. 0740
The paper review.

Thousands of treasures uncovered in attics and storerooms at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire are to be sold at auction by Sotheby's. Chatsworth has been the principle family seat of the Dukes of Devonshire since the seventeenth century. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones has been to Chatsworth to find out more.

Thought for the day with Anne Atkins.

Lord Turner, the chairman of the Financial Services Authority, is calling for radical reform of the global financial structure. He tells Today presenter, Evan Davis, about his concerns about bank regulation and the property market.

Security forces in Afghanistan are looking for an Afghan soldier who killed three British soldiers. The identity of the attacker is already known, but the Taliban says it is now providing him with shelter. Defence Secretary Liam Fox explains why training local forces is vital.

US magicians Penn and Teller are performing in the UK after a 16-year absence. The two spoke to presenter Evan Davis ahead of a performance in the Westfield shopping centre, although Penn does all the talking. They discussed how they write new material, the relationship between their ardent atheism and magic, and the power of live performance.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Is it possible to rehabilitate someone who has convicted of a crime which warrants a life sentence? Diana Fulbrook of the Probation Chiefs Association examines reoffending rates among those who have committed the most serious crimes.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

In a third night of violence in north Belfast, police have again used water cannon to disperse demonstrators throwing pipe and petrol bombs at them. Witnesses have talked of those involved being as young as eight. Father Gary Donegan, parish priest at the Holy Cross church in Ardoyne, was in the area of the trouble until the early hours of this morning.

How much can we trust statistics and how are they different from forecasts? The Royal Statistical Society's Jill Leyland explains why statistics are necessary.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has been chosen to style the GB Olympic team kit for London 2012. The Daily Telegraph's Jim White looks ahead to the country's next great sporting event.

"Mad, bad, dangerous and beyond redemption." That was what Tony thought of Gordon according to Peter. Lord Mandelson has been attacked for rushing out his memoirs within weeks of leaving office. Journalist Anthony Howard and Biographer Anthony Seldon discuss whether Lord Mandelson's revelations are a step too far.



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