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Today: Tuesday 5th April

UN helicopters have attacked the presidential compound in Ivory Coast, as heavy fighting continues. Also in today's programme, why are the Chinese authorities so spooked by events in the Arab world?

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Business news with Lesley Curwen: Daniel Wills, a senior analyst at ETF Securities, examines how the Libyan conflict has impacted oil prices as Libyan rebels are expected to sell their first international shipment of oil within days. Jane Sydenham, investment director at Rathbones, looks at the markets. And Andrew Cave of the Federation of Small Businesses talks about a newly launched appeal system for small businesses who have been unfairly turned down for a loan.

A new campaign by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association will aim to counter negative perceptions of the faith. The group's regional president Ahsan Ahmedi and Massoud Shadjareh, who is chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, discuss how best to foster better understanding.

A catastrophe appears to be unfolding in Ivory Coast, amid reports both incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and the internationally-recognised leader Alassane Ouattara have attacked civilians. Save the Children's Laurent Du Villier in Bouake, where there has been much fighting, and Henry Gray of Medicine Sans Frontiers, based in the commercial capital Abidjan, discuss the latest reports of violence.

The government launches a social mobility and child poverty strategy today. The former minister Alan Milburn, who led a commission on mobility for Gordon Brown and has now been appointed a social mobility tsar, explains what the new measures aim to achieve.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

David Cameron is on a flying visit to Pakistan, the first to that country since he became prime minister. Deputy political editor James Landale is with him and reports on the aims of the trip.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

Ministers have been accused by MPs of misjudging the risk that UK arms exported to countries like Libya and Bahrain would be used to suppress their own people. Sir John Stanley, chair of the Committee on Arms Export Controls, explains the concerns and Ben Wallace, MP for Wyre and Preston North, exmaines the complexity of the arms trade.

Paper review.

The Russian army has begun equipping sniffer dogs with mobile phones and video cameras in a drive to help prevent terrorist attacks. The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been granted permission to see the dogs training.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly.

The detention of China's most famous artist and political critic, Ai Weiwei, reflects a growing crackdown on dissent in the last few months, according to Amnesty International. His wife Lu Qing told the BBC yesterday how their home had been raided by police. The BBC's Damian Grammaticus, who was roughed up by Chinese police while filming, reports on violence against journalists. And Jonathan Fenby, author of the Penguin History of Modern China, considers if the crackdown points to paranoia about a "jasmine revolution" in China.

The government has announced plans to introduce an annual report card measuring the progress of the less well-off at key points in their life, as part of its Social Mobility Strategy. Tom Bateman has been asking parents at a playgroup in Hackney, east London, about how socially mobile they feel, and universities minister David Willetts outlines how the government aims to increase opportunity.

Barack Obama intends to stand for re-election and will attempt to raise a billion dollars for the fight. One of America's foremost polling experts, Frank Luntz, examines the president's prospects and who he may be up against.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

Saif al Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya's leader, has spoken to the BBC about the defection of the country's foreign minister, Moussa Koussa. He was interviewed by the BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson, who reports from Tripoli.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The UN has threatened air attacks on forces loyal to incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, following the murder of 11 peacekeepers and hundreds of civilians in recent days. Baroness Amos, who heads the UN's coordination of humanitarian affairs, explains what she has seen during her time in the country.

The government is hoping to improve social mobility in Britain, but many believe the middle class is now coming under attack as white collar jobs face unprecedented global competition. Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and the economist Frances Cairncross, now rector of Exeter College Oxford, debate the benefits of increased social mobility.

Ambridge Extra is launched today as a spin-off from Radio 4's long-running and popular soap, The Archers. The Ambridge and Archers scriptwriter Keri Davies and Ed Cumming, TV and radio writer for the Daily Telegraph, discuss whether spin offs kill innovation and leave programme-makers milking a winning formula dry.



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