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More than 80 people are said to have been killed in Libya where there are reports of isolated trouble in a suburb of the capital, Tripoli. Barclays has revealed it paid less than 3% of its multi-billion pound profits in corporation tax last year. Plus how will the country deal with a shortage of cemetery space?

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Yesterday there were more clashes between protestors and security forces in Benghazi. Reports say at least 46 people have been killed in the last three days. The BBC's Jon Leyne reflects on events in Libya and Kevin Connolly describes the situation in Bahrain.

Is violence in the name of Basque separatism finally over? The political wing of ETA has renounced all forms of violence as a means of reform. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Spain ahead of a demonstration in favour of a court ruling that the party is legal.

Paper review.

Barclays Bank has paid just £113 million in corporation tax on profits of £4.6bn. This is less than 3% and it seems eyebrows have been raised as to how it could be so low. Our business correspondent Joe Lynam helps to explain the figures.

For more than two decades, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has spread terror in Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The programme's Mike Thomson has been reporting for the programme in recent days about an often-forgotten war in which many thousands have died. The UN's Kevin Kennedy assesses the threat from the LRA.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

David Cameron relaunched the Big Society this week, though he didn't call it a relaunch. So do we all feel we understand it any better? And was it worth the effort? Lance Price, former Blair spin doctor, and the Evening Standard's Anne McElvoy discuss what goes into a successful campaign relaunch.

Paper review.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is meeting in Washington. Our science correspondent, Tom Fielden reports from the world's largest science convention on a new study into declining fish populations.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Joel Edwards.

Earlier this week, the Today Programme reported on the Health Service Ombudsman's findings on poor NHS care for elderly patients. Hundreds of people have emailed us on the subject, many from people saying their experiences resonated with the report's conclusions. Our reporter Sanchia Berg talked to Dinah Roberton, whose father died five years ago.

Street fighting continues in Libya and protests are still going on in Bahrain amid a sense that long-standing regimes having to struggle to keep politics off the street. The BBC's Ian Pannell reports on events in Bahrain, and former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Dr Hassan Hakimian, of the School of Oriental and African Studies debate the current state of play in the middle east.

How would you describe the quintessential English landscape? According to poets Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts it's more about a vista of pylons, railways, motorways and out of town shopping centres. The BBC's Evan Davis talks to the authors of a book called Edgelands celebrating this "in-between" space.

In the last two years, hundreds have been killed in the Pakistan city of Lahore, which until recently was considered a safe haven amidst increasing chaos. Our correspondent Aleem Maqbool has been looking at how this city, for so long synonymous with rich history and culture, has changed.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The UK's death rate is projected to rise over the next 20 years as the baby boomers begin to leave us, a problem for cemeteries in cities, towns and villages across the country. Our reporter Tom Bateman has been to a part of south-east London where it is getting harder to find a burial space.

The first match in the Cricket World Cup started earlier this morning in Bangladesh with co-hosts India and Sri Lanka. So will England's Ashes victory in Australia give them the confidence they will need and will the competition itself restore its reputation? Jonathan Agnew reports from Dacca.

Paper review.

A member of the Treasury Select Committee, Labour MP Chuka Umunna, has said people will find it "quite staggering" that the corporation tax Barclays Bank paid last year was less than 3% of its £4bn profit. Mr Umunna explains his view that Barclays' tax affairs are complex and what what is needed is fairness.

Ed Miliband taunted the prime minister in the Commons this week over the revelation that a Tory fundraiser auctioned City internships. John Harris, Guardian columnist and Emma Soames, editor of Saga magazine and granddaughter of Winston Churchill, debate if we are living in more nepotistic times.



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