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Today: Saturday 23rd October

The American authorities have condemned the internet publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military files relating to the war in Iraq. And the government has announced a new monthly cap on visas for some highly-skilled migrants from outside the EU which are on hold until the end of this month.

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Hospital beds are to be filled by elderly people because of cuts in funding for care by local authority care, according to the head of the NHS Confederation. Political reporter Chris Mason analyses the possible effect on the NHS.

The upper house of the French parliament has approved the controversial pension reforms, which have led to nationwide strikes and a struggle between the government and opponents of the change to the retirement age. Europe editor Gavin Hewitt examines the impact of the reforms.

Paper review.

In Haiti more than 150 people have died and over 1500 are thought to be infected in the first cholera epidemic to hit the country in a century. Chris Brewer, a British Red Cross sanitation leader, gives his account of how people in Haiti are coping with the outbreak.

A bill to stop employers using legal technicalities to block strikes has failed in the Commons. Parliamentary correspondent Mark Darcy listened to the debate.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The website Wikileaks has released another mountain of secret documents revealing in detail how American forces allegedly behave in war. Angus Stickler, chief reporter with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism at City University in London, analyses the contents of the papers.

Paper review.

After an agonising week for Manchester United fans, Wayne Rooney has announced he is staying at Old Trafford after all. Daily Telegraph sports writer Jim White examines the biggest sporting U-turn in years.

Earlier this week MEPs, by a large majority, approved the EU Budget increase for 2011. The rise, to €129bn, is double what many national parliaments say they can afford. Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan and Polish MEP Sidonia Jedrzejewska debate the size of the EU budget.

This week a House of Lords debate on immigration saw critics line up to express their concerns about the government's new cap on skilled workers. The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, and Chris Mawtus, chief operating officer at the oil service company Expro, consider the impact of skilled foreign workers on the UK economy.

The writings of Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, are being analysed to see if her success was down to a good editor. Kathryn Sutherland, Professor of English at Oxford University, discusses her discoveries about one of the country's best-loved writers.

The inquests into the deaths of 52 victims of the 2005 London bombings has ended its second week. Times correspondent Fiona Hamilton London outlines her impressions of the testimonies heard this week.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The whistle-blowers website Wikileaks has released thousands of US military documents from Iraq, spanning from 2004 to the end of 2009. Nearly 400,000 documents were made public on the Wikileaks late on Friday. The BBC's Washington correspondent Adam Brooks and Manfred Novak, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, analyse the contents of the secret reports.

Is the Chancellor's standing enhanced or diminished by this week's events and what is the state of his relationship with the Prime Minister? Daily Telegraph chief political commentator Peter Oborne and Matthew d'Ancona, columnist for the evening Standard and the Sunday Telegraph, debate how the week's events have unfolded.

The paper review.

China is well known for its trade in counterfeit goods, everything from fake software and DVDs to clothes and handbags. But what is less well-known is the demand for what might be called "fake foreigners". If you are white and from a western country, firms will hire you to help convince their clients, customers, or even their own staff that they are a serious player in this globalised world. Our correspondent in Beijing, Chris Hogg, explains.

Violinist Oliver Lewis lays claim to being the fastest in the world after he played the song the Flight of the Bumblebee in 1'35" on Blue Peter this week, a second faster than the previous Guinness world record holder. Mr Lewis performs his version of the well-loved Radio 4 Theme.



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