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Today: Monday 2 August

Relief workers in Pakistan say thousands of survivors of the floods are now at risk from disease as heavy monsoon rains could cause further flooding. Three years on from the collapse of Northern Rock, the UK's banks are preparing to unveil profits. And 20 years ago Iraq invaded Kuwait; we talk to two people who were used as "human shields" at the time.

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Business news with Adam Shaw. Professor Kent Matthews, of the Institute for Economic Affairs' Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, analyses prospects for bank rates; KPMG's Gautam Dalal examines business confidence and investment specialist Laura Lambie casts an eye over the markets.

A major humanitarian operation is under way in Pakistan, where the worst flooding in almost 40 years has killed at least 1,100 people. A spokesman for Save the Children working in the Swat valley in the north-west of the country describes the scale of the disaster.

Two Gulf states have announced bans on some functions of the BlackBerry mobile phone, claiming security concerns. CBS News's technology analyst Larry Magid discusses how the move will impact on business, especially the many people working in the oil industry who rely heavily on BlackBerries.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A military operation to drive Taliban insurgents from a stronghold in southern Afghanistan enters its fourth day after the MOD said it was progressing very well. Correspondent Ian Pannell and the operation's commander, Lt Col Frazer Lawrence, report on how hundreds of UK troops are taking part in Operation Tor Shezada.

Ernest Dowson is a poet few of us may have heard of. He died in poverty but was a close friend of Oscar Wilde and Yeats among others. Nicola Stanbridge reports on how a new generation of admirers have come together on the internet and have raised funds to rededicate his grave in South London.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The UK Supreme Court has completed its first year's work. The Law Lords, as they were known when they were housed in parliament, are now in an expensively refurbished building facing the Houses of Parliament. Legal affairs analyst Clive Coleman reports on how the move has changed the court's role and constitutional significance.

The paper review.

Is a change in language and tone essential to a new government, and do they really mean anything different or substantial? Linguist and chairman of the Foundation for Endangered Languages Dr Nicholas Ostler and playwright and satirist Alistair Beaton discuss the language of the new government.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Pakistan's prime minister has criticised David Cameron for saying that the country is "exporting terror". Pakistan information minister, Qamar Zaman Kaira discusses how the row will affect political relations and intelligence co-operation between the UK and Pakistan.

HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland are all expected to announce substantial profits this week. Michael Fallon, a Conservative MP from the Commons Treasury Select committee and Small Business chairman of NatWest and RBS Peter Ibbetson debate Michael Fallon MP and banker Peter Ibbetson debate if banks are lending enough to small businesses.

A series of explosions has been heard in Eliat, a popular tourist destination on Israel's Red Sea coast. Middle east correspondent Wyre Davies discusses where officials believe the rockets came from.

In recent years UK stand-up comedy has gone from working men's clubs to arena and stadium tours around the world. In the first part of a series for this programme, arts editor Will Gompertz reflects on how the UK comedy scene has changed.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Twenty years ago Iraqi forces poured over the border in Kuwait and took control of Kuwait city, the start of the crisis that became the first Gulf War. Maureen Chappell and her son John describe how they were used as human shields in Iraq and Kuwaiti factories and military bases by Saddam Hussein's forces.

The Food Standards Agency is to investigate claims that milk produced by the offspring of cloned cows is on sale in the UK. Chairman of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers David Cotton discusses how he is not convinced of the need for cloning.

It's August, and that means only one thing in the fashion world, the big autumn fashion campaigns are upon us, although this year with a different look. Fashion historian and author Catherine Cox and Alfred Dunhill's marketing director Jason Beckley discuss how relatively unknown models are being used of the catwalks.

The southern African country of Namibia was the focus of the first genocide of the 20th century, according to a new book written by the historian David Olusoga. The author discusses how the book unearths previously lost documents that recorded the ethnic cleansing of the Herero and Nama people by the German colonial power between 1883 and 1905.

A new study has found that mothers can go back to work months after the birth of their child without the baby's wellbeing suffering as a result. Professor Jane Waldfogel from the London School of Economics and Full Time Mothers' Anna Lines debate whether working full-time during the early years can affect children's development.



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