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Today: Tuesday 16th November

European finance ministers meet today as pressure grows on Dublin to accept an international bailout - we talk to Ireland's minister for European Affairs Dick Roche. And men can not multi-task and women can not read maps - sexist nonsense or scientific fact?

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Philip Tyson, of money brokers MF Global, analyses whether the Bank of England has got inflation under control. Former senior executive at ITV, Roger Laughton, examines whether ITV has got its X Factor back on the markets.

Irish businessman Myles Fleming tells Evan Davis how his boom time borrowing has now caught up with him.

The government has announced sweeping changes to the system of legal aid in England and Wales. The chairman of the bar council, Nicholas Green QC, outlines the impact of the changes.

Finance ministers of 16 eurozone countries will be discussing Ireland's economic problems later today. Evan Davis analyses whether Ireland's economic trouble threatens the euro, if the country does not accept an EU bail-out.

Doctors in Glasgow have injected stem cells into the brain of a stroke patient in an effort to find a new treatment for the condition. Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

There are four times as many young carers in the UK than had been officially recognised, according to a survey published by the BBC. Reporter Tom Bateman meets some of them.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Former Guantanamo Bay detainees, who claim British intelligence officials colluded in their torture, are to receive millions of pounds in compensation from the government. International lawyer Philippe Sands QC analyses the implication of the move.

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The government is planning the biggest ever shake-up of the NHS in England. Sarah Montague examines the possibility that the reform marks the end of a universal and free health service.

Thought for the day with Professor Mona Siddiqui from the University of Glasgow.

The Israeli Prime Minister is struggling to persuade sceptical members of his cabinet to accept a US-backed plan to resume a building freeze on Jewish settlements. Middle East correspondent Wyre Davies investigates the issue.

European finance ministers meet today as pressure grows on Dublin to accept an international bailout. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Ireland's minister for European Affairs Dick Roche analyse the government's plans to resolve Ireland's financial crisis.

The UK government has announced it is going to pay compensation to men detained at the Guantanamo Bay. Reporter Jon Manel has interviewed some of the men over the past few years. Former deputy chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee Sir John Walker and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, discuss the implications of the move.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

The government's planned reform of the NHS has raised concerns among health professionals over the scale and the speed of the changes. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley debates the coalition's proposals.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Are we utilising our wee as much as we should be? Author Sally Magnusson examines the industrial uses of human urine.

Men cannot multi-task and women cannot read maps - is that a sexist nonsense or scientific fact? Professor of language and communication Deborah Cameron and author Simon Baron-Cohen discuss gender differences.

Is Britain on a path of inevitable decline as a global superpower? Times columnist Bronwen Maddox and Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former British ambassador to the UN, discuss the changing world order.



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