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Today: Saturday 16th April

Gaddafi's forces have been accused of using cluster bombs in their assault on Misrata. Also on the Today programme, more councils in England are reducing the number of adults who are entitled to free social care.

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In Yemen, hundreds and thousands of people have been protesting on the streets calling for resident Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for 30 years, to resign. Our reporter, who cannot be named for security reasons, explains how women are now playing a prominent role in the opposition movement.

There have been reports of cluster munitions being used by the Libyan government in a residential area of the opposition-held town of Misrata. Human Rights Watch's Fred Abrahams explains the background to the claims, which the regime has denied.

Paper review.

For those wanting to get in or out of London for the Easter break should avoid the M1 motorway near the capital. The BBC's Phil Lavelle describes how a fire is severely disrupting travel. 0724
Later this morning, Nigeria will go to the polls to elect a new president. The BBC's Caroline Duffield reports from the capital, Abuja on a contest which is firing the popular imagination.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

More than one-in-eight councils will have to reduce the number of people qualifying for free adult social care following cuts in government funding for local authorities. That is according to research by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. The BBC's Mike Thomson reports on concerns about the changes.

Paper review.

The successful British play War Horse has now opened to great acclaim on Broadway. Voice coach Barbara Berkery explains how the American cast are managing English parts and are attempting to speak in West Country accents.

Thought for the day with the editor of The Tablet, Catherine Pepinster.

President Obama has said there is a military stalemate on the ground in Libya. Colonel Gaddafi's forces are said to have been using cluster bombs on the city of Misrata and the rebels seem powerless to do anything. Former Chief of the General Staff Lord Dannatt examines the current situation in Libya.

What is the difference between the barometers of inflation, the RPI and CPI? At the moment, CPI says inflation is four percent; RPI says it is 5.3 and that has given the government the opportunity to save money. The BBC's Stephanie Flanders explains the merits of the two measures. And the First Division Association's Jonathan Baume explains how the government's use of the CPI may affect public sector pensions.

March has been the driest since 1961 for England and Wales, with very meagre rainfall totals in many central, southern and eastern areas. Dr Liz Bentley of the Royal Meteorological Society explains how the the next few weeks could be critical for water companies, farmers and wildlife, and could determine if there are hosepipe bans later in the year.

This week, two young men were jailed for murdering a 16-year-old girl a year ago. Agnes Sina-Inakojuh was caught in the crossfire of a gang conflict in Hackney, East London. In the trial, Agnes's brother Abiola made a victim impact statement. He talks to the Today programme about his sister.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

Thirteen per cent more councils in England are cutting back on the number of people entitled to free adult social care, according a survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. It also claims that 116 councils are now refusing to fund those assessed as in "moderate" need or lower. Andrew Dilnot, of the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, discusses the report being prepared for the government on social care.

Paper review.

On 22 April, Good Friday, the Today programme will be marking the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain with a live outside broadcast in front of an audience at London's South Bank Centre. Entry is ticket only and we will give you more details on how to apply for those on Tuesday's programme.

On 5 May, local elections will happen across much of England. In Sheffield, Labour need to win just three more seats to gain control of the flagship Liberal Democrat authority. Over the last year, the BBC's Sanchia Berg has been reporting for us on life in Sheffield under the coalition and she has been out with the election canvassers.

The hacking scandal which has engulfed the News of the World came to the High Court yesterday for a hearing on the timing and management of the civil cases against News International. Police told the court that there were at least 91 victims. The BBC's Tom Symonds reports.

Why would someone want to be a dictator? Sir Richard Dalton, former ambassador to both Iran and Libya, and Mark van Vugt, professor of psychology at VU University in Amsterdam, who has written a book called Naturally Selected, discuss dictators' characteristics.



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