UK and Afghan soldiers are pressing ahead with a major offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. The Soham murderer Ian Huntley is suing the prison service after he was attacked by an inmate. And as Chelsea Clinton prepares to walk down the aisle, we speculate on who'll be toasting the happy couple.
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The government in Greece
has brought in the army and navy to break a strike by lorry drivers.
Correspondent Malcolm Brabant discusses how riot police were involved in a violent confrontation with drivers who were attempting to blockade an oil refinery near the northern city of Thessaloniki.
The newspaper review.
The Chilcott inquiry into the Iraq war has been going on since last November and the chairman of the enquiry Sir John Chilcott has hinted there might be yet another round of hearings in the autumn. Correspondent Peter Hunt reports on what
former deputy prime minister John Prescott said when giving evidence yesterday.
The UK needs more computer security professionals
and as a result has launched a Cyber Security Challenge, a series of games and competitions online to test people's aptitude for cyber security. Nigel Jackson from QinetiQ and the Open University's Kevin Streater discuss whether there is a shortage of people who can move into the profession.
The Soham murderer Ian Huntley is suing the Prison Service after he was attacked by a fellow inmate. Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust
explains the thinking behind such a move.
Sports news with Jon Myers.
The Afghan president Hamid Karzai believes lives were put in danger by the publication of classified US military intelligence documents about operations in Afghanistan. Correspondent David Loyn reports from Kabul
on what the Afghan people think about the situation.
The paper review.
America's former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, will tie the knot at a private ceremony in New York later today. US journalist Lynnley Browning describes
how the wedding is drawing crowds of onlookers
as preparations continued largely out of sight for the grand and secretive occasion.
Thought for the day with Rhidian Brooks.
When the Labour Party said this week it would vote against the government's plans for a referendum on electoral reform next May, David Cameron accused it of opportunism. Correspondent Andrew Hosken reports from South Thanet in Kent on
whether boundary changes at the last election gave the Tories an unfair advantage.
Since the financial crisis, the world has been intent on re-writing the rules regulating banks. Former chief economist at the IMF Simon Johnson discusses how in the Swiss city of Basel, a committee of bank supervisors
has been discussing new bank regulations.
British troops are once again involved in a big offensive against the Taliban. Operation Tor Shezada started in the early hours of yesterday morning. The objective is to drive the Taliban from their stronghold in the Nad-e-Ali District in Helmand province. Major Simon Ridgway, from 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment at Camp Shawqat in Helmand province,
outlines the operation's aims.
A new book out this week tells the story of the international expedition two years ago when
11 of the world's top mountaineers lost their lives in a single day on K2.
The book's author Graham Bowley and one of the climbers from the original expedition, Alan Hinkes, discuss why so many people die attempting to tame "the mountaineer's mountain".
Sports news with Jon Myers.
Pakistan's intelligence agency has cancelled planned talks with security experts in the UK in protest at David Cameron's claim that elements within the country were promoting the export of terror. Dr Farzana Sheikh from Chatham House and former UK High Commissioner to Pakistan Sir Hilary Synott
discuss how Mr Cameron's remarks have gone down in Pakistan.
The "Brokeback coalition" is the way one leading Tory was reported to have described the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition this week. Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo and former Liberal Democrat MP Sandra Gidley discuss
whether both parties are finding it difficult to accept the basic idea of being friends with the old enemy.
Cricket's world governing body, the ICC, says that last year there was a 17% increase in people playing the game in countries which don't have national teams. Correspondent Bob Walker
reports from Israel where the sport is really taking off.
After a period of relative quiet, feminism is back. The movement in the UK is enjoying something of a renaissance, particularly among twentysomethings. Founder of Feminista Kat Banyard and the Observer's former political editor, Gaby Hinsliff,
debate if there is a resurgence in British feminism.