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Today: Monday 18th April

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Ireland's economic strategy. Britain calls for aid agencies to have unfettered access to civilians trapped by the fighting in Libya. And the convicted fraudster who conned both Sven-Goran Eriksson and the North Korean government.

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Business news with Lesley Curwen: The leaders of the world's largest economies met in Washington this weekend to discuss the crisis in the Eurozone, among a list of other urgent issues. The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from Washington. Nick Bullman, managing partner of CheckRisk LLP, which advises on investment risk, analyses Portugal's situation. And Max King, strategist at Investec Asset Management, looks at the markets.

New research suggests that the Last Supper, Christ's farewell to his disciples before his crucifixion that is traditionally celebrated on Maundy Thursday, may in fact have taken place on the Wednesday before Easter. Professor Colin Humphreys, the author of The Mystery of the Last Supper, outlines the theory.

The human rights group Liberty has produced a report on police tactics, after they were invited by senior officers to observe riot police at the TUC protest in March. Liberty's director, Shami Chakrabarti, explains the findings.

The Taoiseach, or Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, is meeting David Cameron to discuss the state of Ireland's finances. Chief economic correspondent Hugh Pym analyses the Reuters poll that has put a 40% chance on the country defaulting. And Europe editor Gavin Hewitt looks at whether the Irish government will be able to renegotiate the terms of its bailout.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The Hungarian government is considering giving more votes to people who have more children, an idea that has received much criticism. The BBC's Nick Thorpe analyses the unprecedented move in modern democracy.

A mass grave dating back to the iron age, over 2,500 years ago, has been discovered in Britain, in the Peak District. Dr Clive Waddington, director of the excavations at the Fin Cop hill fort, talks about the moment when the local history group who found the grave realised they had uncovered the site of an ancient massacre.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

The M1 motorway remains partially closed after a scrap yard, located under an elevated section of the road, caught fire last week. Paul Watters, head of roads policy at the AA, looks at impact this is having on motorists. And the roads minister Mike Penning addresses the question of housing undesirable businesses under parts of the highway.

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The Serious Fraud Office is probing an elaborate scam that took in the former England football manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former spymaster Sir John Walker and the North Korean government. Peter Marshall reports on BBC Panorama's investigation into a convicted fraudster.

Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican Priest.

A humanitarian crisis is gripping western Libya, where 300,000 civilians in the besieged town of Misrata face a regular onslaught from Colonel Gaddafi's forces. Kim Sengupta of The Independent, who has just arrived in Benghazi from Misrata, describes the situation. And the international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, who is meeting with the UN in New York to discuss the crisis, explains what can be done to help the people of Libya.

Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach is in London for his first official bilateral meeting on Ireland's finances with David Cameron. He discusses Ireland's strategy for economic recovery.

A 2,500 year old clay artefact, regarded as the world's first recorded bill of human rights, is being returned to the British Museum from Iran, where it has been on show since last September. BBC Front Row presenter John Wilson was in Tehran and looks at why up to two million people flocked to see the ancient Persian object.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

The former Egyptian prime minister, Ahmed Nazif, and two other former Egyptian ministers, are to be put on trial for corruption and squandering public funds. Dr Abdel Moneim Said Aly, president of the Al Ahram Centre, explains the significance of the arrests, and why a number of officials, including former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, have been detained in recent days.

It has been reported that HM Revenue and Customs have been using threatening letters to get people to pay their tax. Paul Lewis, of Radio 4's Moneybox, reads from a copy of one. And George Mudie, of the Treasury Select Committee, gives his view on what he sees as "unacceptable" behaviour from the Inland Revenue.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Goodluck Jonathan is set for victory in Nigeria's election, as partial results suggest he has almost double the vote of his main rival. The BBC's Nigeria correspondent Kumla Dumor reports.

The government has set out a plan to train teachers in schools rather than universities, a proposal that has sparked controversy among teaching unions. Sally Hunt, general secretary of the University and College Union, and Chris Woodhead, former chief inspector of schools, debate the pros and cons of the scheme.

With only a fortnight to go until the British referendum on the Alternative Voting system, many are wondering which political party has most to lose? Anne McElvoy, columnist at the London Evening Standard, and Mehdi Hasan, senior editor for politics at The New Statesman, debate the mixture of anticipation and fear that politicians will be feeling.



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