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Today: Saturday 15th January

Soldiers have been told to maintain order in Tunisia after the downfall of the country's president; he has fled to Saudia Arabia with his family. Also in the programme, should travellers be allowed to settle on green belt land?

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Neighbouring countries have watched events in Tunisia nervously, with some apparently not covering the crisis on their news channels as they are so worried about the implications for their own countries. Our Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explains.

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After weeks of protest, the president of Tunisia has been ousted. BBC correspondent Wyre Davies reviews yesterday's dramatic events.

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The United Nations is generally thought to have been created after the Second World War, but it is now claimed that it was created in 1942 to defeat Hitler. Dan Plesch, an international security expert and author of the new book America, Hitler and the UN, explains how he unearthed the findings.

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Three former Anglican bishops will be ordained into the Catholic priesthood at Westminster Cathedral later this morning. Religious correspondent Robert Pigott examines the background to the move.

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Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

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BP and Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft announced a major deal yesterday to search for oil and gas in Russia's Arctic region. Business editor Robert Peston speaks to BP's chief executive Bob Dudley about the importance of the agreement.

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Paper review.

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The Bedford and Kempston group, led by Mark Lehain, had been planning to open a free school in September but has had to delay his plans as he has not found a site. Today' Sanchia Berg reports on the group's continuing fight to become established.

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More than 2,000 British tourists were evacuated from Tunisia yesterday amid the protests, with another three thousand Brits still in the country. Tourist Mark Gibbons was one of those who got out yesterday.

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Thought for the Day with the Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican Priest.

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Hundreds of people have died from recent flooding and mudslides in Brazil, with more at risk due to continuing rain. Our correspondent Paulo Cabral reports from the worst hit area Teresopolis, and Brazilian ambassador to Britain Roberto Jaguaribe explains the problems his country faces.

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Residents from villages across England are meeting in Warwickshire today to discuss how to stop travellers and gypsies building on green-belt land without proper planning permission. Jake Bowers, a Romany journalist on Travellers' Times and the Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman debate the issue.

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During the Labour leadership contest Ed Miliband stated that Nick Clegg would have to resign if Labour would ever consider a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Our political correspondent Tim Reid explains why he will be taking a different approach today.

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Major Dick Winters, American hero of World War II and on whom the TV series Band of Brothers was based, died this week aged 92. Colonel Cole C Kingseed, former chief of Military History at the US Military Academy at West Point reminisces about his late friend.

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Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

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BP's deal with Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft includes the Russian firm taking five percent of BP's profits, with 9.5% going the opposite direction. John Hopfmeister, the former president of Shell, discusses if the agreement will damage BP's ability to operate in other countries.

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After World War II England faced a major housing crisis, with families being put into emergency prefab housing called homes. Our reporter Tom Bateman has been finding out what life is like for people who live today in temporary 1940s homes.

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Tunisia's president of 23 years Ben Ali, stood down yesterday after weeks of protesting in the country. The BBC's Wyre Davis explains the reasons behind the protests, and the former British ambassador to Libya Oliver Miles and Alastair Burt, Foreign Office minister, discuss the implications for neighbouring countries.

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The recent flooding in Australia has been the worst in a century. The author Alex Miller reflects on the impact as people return to what is left of their homes.

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Scientists have found the first rocky, earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, one of many exciting new discoveries in astronomy recently. Our science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on why so much is being discovered and Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, explains what the future holds.




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