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Today: Tuesday 30th November

The latest leak of confidential American documents includes claims that China could support Korean re-unification - with the South in charge. And the government is publishing its plans for public health in England, saying it wants people to be more responsible for their own health and lifestyle.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Paulo Cascaca, economist and former MEP for the Portuguese Socialist Party explains whether Portugal needs a bail out. Norman Ornstein of American Enterprise Institute think tank analyses the year-end expiration of tax cuts for the wealthy in the US. Joanne Struyk of the Crown Currency Action Group explains how the Crown Currency Exchange which went into administration last October has impacted customers who were thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Fifa, the governing body of world football, will vote on Thursday to decide who will host the 2018 Football World Cup. It is feared that last night's Panorama programme may harm England's bid chances but Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been assured by Fifa delegates that England's bid will not be adversely affected. The BBC's Clive Edwards defends the timing of the broadcast.

Fresh doubts have emerged about the key prosecution witness at the trial of Ali Dizaei. The former police commander is serving a four-year jail term for misconduct and perverting the course of justice. Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw reports on the latest twist to the story.

The publication of a Scotland Bill today will propose the biggest transfer of power from Westminster to Holyrood since devolution 11 years ago. Under the proposals MSPs will be able to to set income tax rates for Scotland each year. Political editor Brian Taylor examines the bill and Scotland's External Affairs Minister Fiona Hislop outlines her view that the country needs to take more responsibilities from Westminster.

The UK has its own biodiversity hotspot as Scientists from the University of East Anglia have discovered the UK's own biodiversity hotspot, turning up a staggering 12,500 plants and animals, including 2000 of the rarest and most threatened species. Science correspondent Tom Feilden has been counting bugs.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Mogadishu is nominally the capital and home of the government of Somalia but it seems to be largely in the hands of the violent jihadist group Al-Shabaab. The BBC's Andrew Harding, who has had rare access to Mogadishu, reports on the situation there and meets Ugandan troops who are protecting the Somali government.

Paper review.

The plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has aroused great controversy. The city authorities have given it their approval, despite huge opposition in middle America, and work has yet to start. Daisy Khan, who runs the American Society for Muslim Advancement, discusses her initiative to build bridges between Muslims and the general US public.

Thought for the Day with Bishop Tom Butler.

Should cigarettes be sold in plain packets with the name of the cigarette on it but no branding? The government is planning to consult on the idea as part of a raft of changes to public health in England which its setting out today. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley explains how he proposes to boost the nation's health.

The most recent Wikileaks revelations appear to show that China's leaders are prepared to countenance the reunification of the Korean peninsula under South Korean rule. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary who chairs the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee and Mike Magan, a senior adviser to President George W Bush, discuss the latest revelations.

Today Chris Voigt ends his 60-day diet of eating only 20 potatoes per day "to show the world that the potato is so healthy, that you could live off them alone if you had to, without any negative impact to your health". He tells presenter Sarah Montague about his singular diet.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni made a surprise visit to the Somali capital Mogadishu over the weekend, the first foreign head of state to set foot there in almost 20 years. Somalia's new prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed reflects on the desperate situation in the country.

The UK weather forecast for the next few days is fairly straightforward: we're all going to get some snow. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for almost every part of the country. The BBC's Nick Davies has the the latest information on the impact of the arctic weather.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Should the media put national interest above public interest? The BBC has been accused of being unpatriotic for running allegations about Fifa on the eve of the decision on England's 2018 World Cup bid. Football correspondent, Henry Winter and writer Stephen Glover discuss whether it was right to air the story now as England are involved in the final bidding process.

In Israel, autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for migrating birds with more than 500 million birds crossing the country as they journey south from Europe and Asia seeking warming weather in Africa. Correspondent Jon Donnison took to the skies to find out how much of a problem these migrating birds are for Israel's substantial air force.

The Oxford English Dictionary's online version is re-launched today and will now allow you to trace how a word has been used in the past and how our language has evolved. And so you can see the impact of different writers on the language we use. The BBC's John Simpson and the Observer's Robert McCrum discuss the evolution of the English language.



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