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Today: Tuesday 24th August

An inquiry will report today on allegations that a priest was involved in an IRA bomb attack in the 1970s and that a secret deal protected him from arrest. And our Vatican correspondent looks back to the sack of Rome which started on this day 1600 years ago.

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Business news with Steve Evans: John Velis of Russell Investments looks at the love affair between ordinary Americans and the stock market.

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The west African country of Niger has also been affected by a flood disaster. Oxfam's Rob Bailey explains how this country, where a quarter of children die before they are five years old, will be affected.

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The number of weekly library goers in England has gone down in the past five years, government figures show. Arts correspondent David Sillito investigates how the library service could be reshaped to attract more customers.

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New research has revealed why some people are more susceptible to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Neurologist Professor George Ebers explains how some genes are regulated by vitamin D.

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Business news with Steve Evans.

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The number of serious injuries to North Sea oil workers is rising, according to the latest safety report. Steve Walker, of the Health and Safety Executive, looks at the potential problem of accidental hydrocarbon releases during the work.

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The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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People should stop using the word junkie and show more compassion to drug addicts, the UK Drug Policy Commission suggests. Professor Colin Blakemore and Deirdre Boyd, of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, discuss whether changing the language will encourage addicts to seek help.

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The paper review.

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Chilean miners trapped below ground for 18 days have been singing their national anthem in delight at being discovered. Patrick Power, of the British Antarctic Survey, describes what it is like to be isolated away from society for months at a time.

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The thought for the day with Dr Indarjit Singh, director of the Network of Sikh Organisations.

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Only about half the students getting their GCSE results today will have five good grades including English and maths. Economist Professor David Blanchflower, of Dartmouth College, discusses what the prospects are for those with poor GCSE results.

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An inquiry will report today on allegations that a priest was involved in an IRA bomb attack in the 1970s and that a secret deal protected him from arrest. Correspondent Andy Martin talks to the victims' families of the Claudy village bombing. Former Northern Ireland editor for the Sunday Times Liam Clarke looks back at the history of the alleged involvement of the clergy in assisting terrorists in Northern Ireland.

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The doctor at the centre of the so-called Bloodgate rugby scandal has admitted cutting the lip of a player to hide the fact that he had used a fake blood capsule. Ethics professor Mike McNamee looks at the dilemma faced by club team doctors.

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The government says the library services need to be reshaped due to the fall in the number of library goers. Richard Charkin, of Bloomsbury Publishing, and author Marina Lewycka debate why people do not use libraries as much as they used to.

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The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Bowel cancer charities have criticised a decision by the watchdog NICE to refuse NHS funding for a drug in England and Wales. Health economist Zack Cooper explains why the watchdog would reject the drug Avastin.

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Business news with Steve Evans.

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The number of serious injuries to North Sea oil workers is rising, according to the latest figures. Robert Patterson of Oil and Gas UK outlines the company's safety standards.

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Can the government save money by getting rid of potted plants at workplaces? Adam Fleming reports on what the civil service is learning to live without. Workplace consultant Alexi Marmot looks at the balance between a pleasant working environment and the government's drive for cost efficiency.

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Today marks the anniversary of the sack of the city of Rome 1600 year ago. Vatican correspondent David Willey tells the story of how the army of barbarian invaders from Northern Europe entered the Eternal City.

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A leader of one of the government coalition parties in Pakistan has suggested that he would support a takeover by "patriotic generals". Journalist and author Zahid Hussain discusses whether there is a danger of a coup in Pakistan.




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