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Today: Saturday 9th April

Political figures caught up in the phone hacking controversy have said News International's offer of compensation should not prevent criminal prosecutions. Also in today's programme, a last-minute deal has been reached to resolve the budget row which threatened to shut down many American government services.

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A meeting of European finance ministers in Hungary continues for a second day, with the Portugal bailout still topping the the agenda. Yesterday the ministers warned the country that it will have to carry out tough reforms to qualify for an economic bail-out package. The BBC's Gavin Hewitt reports.

Hampshire police are continuing to question a Royal Navy serviceman on suspicion of murder after the shooting on the nuclear submarine HMS Astute in Southampton. One crewman died and and another was seriously injured. The BBC's Steve Humphrey has the latest on the incident.

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A British singer has dedicated a song and her current tour to a remarkable story about Kazimierz Piechowski's 1942 escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp. The BBC's Sanchia Berg met both Mr Kazimierz and songwriter Katy Carr.

At least 17 people have been killed in the past few days during Israeli air raids on the southern Gaza Strip. The BBC's John Donnison reports on a change in Israeli policy towards the area.

In the US, the president and congressional leaders were up against a midnight deadline to agree a deal on the budget. The BBC's Andrew North reports on a tense day of negotiation which ended with a compromise being reached with just 70 minutes to spare.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

News International remains under pressure from public figures affected by the phone hacking scandal following its apology and admission of liability. Former Met Police deputy assistant commissioner, Brian Paddick and former deputy editor at the News of the World, Paul Connew, analyse what the case tells us about both News International and the Met.

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A new long-awaited biography that strongly suggests the chief assassin of the radical black civil rights activist Malcolm X is alive and well and living in New Jersey is sending shockwaves through American academia. The BBC's Matt Wells examines Manning Marable's meticulously-researched biography.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Rob Marshall.

The government's launch of a social mobility strategy this week got rather bogged down in the issue of internships and the privileges of senior members of the cabinet. David Goodhart, editor of Prospect magazine and Times columnist Phil Collins discuss if government can affect social mobility.

The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), set up by the coalition to recommend reforms to banking, will publish its interim findings. The BBC's Robert Peston assesses the sort of changes the commission will call for.

The murder of Northern Ireland police officer Ronan Kerr has raised profound questions about where the province is headed. With elections to the Stormont Assembly less than a month away, the BBC's Justin Webb examines just how far the political process is uniting communities in Northern Ireland.

How long will the stalemate in Libya continue? The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports on why the opposition has not yet displaced Col Gaddafi and how Nato airstrikes have seemingly reached their limits. And Libya's former energy minister Omar Shatwan describes how the rebel-held city of Misrata remains under attack.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

News International has apologised for phone hacking at the News of the World and says it is offering substantial sums to try to settle actions brought against it by eight public figures. Media commentator Steve Hewlett and Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger discuss if the company can draw a line under the scandal.

Police in Northern Ireland say a van left under the main Belfast to Dublin road contained a bomb. Army technical officers carried out several controlled explosions on the vehicle last night. The BBC's Northern Ireland reporter Natasha Sayee reports from Belfast.

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Ahead of the much-awaited report from the UK's Independent Commission on Banking out on Monday, former Labour City minister Lord Myners and Michael Fallon, a Conservative member of the Treasury Select Committee, debate what they think should be in the report.



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