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Today: Monday 28th March

The nuclear power plant damaged by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, has the highest levels of radiation there so far. Reports from opposition fighters in Libya say they have captured Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirt. And, police in London say they will consider greater use of stop and search powers to avoid a repeat of the violent disorder at the weekend.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Pearson's Rod Bristow, talks about the practical skills job applicants should already have before applying to his company. David Cumming, head of UK Equities at Standard Life Investments, reflects on the markets. Also on the programme, Michelle McDowell, chair of the construction firm BDP, examines what it means for her to win a "business Oscar".

It has been agreed that Nato will take control of the Libya operation. Our world affairs editor John Simpson, who is in Tripoli, examines the role Nato might adopt if the rebels' military success continues.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear power plant damaged by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are now believed to be the highest there so far. Graham Andrew, senior adviser on scientific matters to the IAEA's director general, analyses what can be done to control the radiation.

A public consultation is being launched today to make sentencing for drug offences more consistent in Crown and Magistrates' Courts in England and Wales. Lord Justice Leveson, chairman of the Sentencing Council, outlines how the new guidelines will work.

The Syrian government has admitted that at least 12 people, including members of the security forces, have been killed during the past two days in anti-government protests in the coastal city of Latakia. Syrian embassy spokesman Jihad Makdissi discusses the prospects for reform in the country.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

More than 200 hundred people have been arrested after groups protesting against the government's spending cuts in London turned violent and destructive. Commander Bob Broadhurst, in charge of policing Saturday's protest, defends the force's reaction to the violence.

Review of the papers.

Imagine being able to charge your mobile phone, laptop and even car within a few minutes. Professor Paul Braun at the University of Illinois says that he has developed a prototype battery which can do just that and elaborates on his team's achievements.

Thought for the Day with religious commentator Clifford Longley.

A review into the way governments respond to natural and political disasters says that there needs to be a rethink. Lord Ashdown, who headed the review and Sir John Holmes, former UN emergency relief co-ordinator, debate the best way to tackle humanitarian crises.

There are unconfirmed reports that Libyan rebels have taken control of Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte. The news comes after it was agreed that Nato will take full responsibility for the coalition's military actions in Libya. Nato's secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen outlines the organisation's intentions.

Britain's only venomous snake, the adder, is under threat. Conservationists suspect that inbreeding in small, isolated populations could be behind the sudden decline. Our science correspondent Tom Feilden reports from a nature reserve in Surrey.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A leading health charity says the NHS should screen people for dementia when they reach 75. Fewer than half of those with the condition receive a diagnosis. But critics say the checks proposed would not be reliable, and could cause unnecessary worry. Our health correspondent, Adam Brimelow reports.

Business news with Adam Shaw

After a year's deliberations the BBC Weather Test, backed by Today, and designed to assess the reliability of weather forecasters, is about to begin. A draft protocol of how to make the assessments has been drawn up and will be discussed tonight at the Royal Institution. Our environment correspondent Roger Harrabin has been working on it.

What is it about rock music that so often leads its stars to self destruction? In the 1990s Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, died at 27. The band's drummer Dave Grohl has rarely spoken publicly about his friend's death, but 17 years on he says it is time to "acknowledge everything that's happened". He talks to our reporter Tom Bateman.

The air-strikes in Libya are being carried out with the support of most Arab governments. But how do ordinary people in the region feel about the conflict and the sight of western air and missile attacks on another country in the area, so soon after Iraq? The BBC's Jonathan Head has been gauging opinion on the streets of Cairo.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the Russian sleeper agent Anna Chapman has said she will never confirm or deny that she was a spy. Ms Chapman, who was deported from the United States last summer along with nine other alleged Russian agents, has not spoken to the international media. But she met our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg.

The label "anarchist" has been widely used to describe violent protesters. But what does it mean to be an anarchist nowadays? Dr Alan Finlayson, a reader in politics at Swansea University, whose research interests include protest movements in the UK, analyses what it means to be an anarchist.



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