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Today: Wednesday 4th May

One day before local and regional elections and the AV referendum, Labour leader Ed Miliband outlines his campaign. Pakistan has denied that it would have jeopardised the US operation in which Osama Bin Laden was killed, if it had been given advance warning. And Amnesty Internation says there are signs that more people are being sent to political prison camps in North Korea.

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The three biggest political parties dominate the headlines in the run-up to this week's local elections in England but it's also an opportunity for the smaller parties to make an impact. Norman Smith reports.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir says his government told the US in 2009 about the compound where Osama Bin Laden was found. Mr Bashir gives his reaction to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A new report by Amnesty International shows there are signs that more people are being sent to political prison camps in North Korea. The report says North Korea is clamping down on dissent ahead of a transition of power in the country. Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.

It is one day before the nation votes in a referendum on the Alternative Voting system. Chief political correspondent Norman Smith explains how the proposed system works.

The White House has given a new account of the death of Osama Bin Laden, saying he was not armed when he was killed by US special forces and that he did not use his wife as a human shield. This raises questions about how Bin Laden tried to resist capture. Nigel Inkster, former deputy director of MI6, analyses the situation.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is to reconsider whether to prosecute the police officer who pushed newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests. Mr Tomlinson subsequently collapsed and died. Yesterday the jury at the inquest into his death decided that it was an "unlawful killing". Jules Carey, the lawyer representing Ian Tomlinson's family, gives his response.

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Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether they want to change the way we vote for MPs in General Elections from the current first-past-the-post system to a method known as the Alternative Vote. Guardian writer John Harris gives his personal, humorous and alphabetical take on the referendum - offering us an A to V of AV .

Thought for the day with Abdal Hakim Murad, Muslim chaplain at the University of Cambridge.

Lord Patten, the former cabinet minister Chris Patten, has become the new chairman of the BBC Trust. He outlines his vision for the BBC and explains why "public service isn't a brand".

For the first time in history, the nation is to vote in a referendum on the Alternative Vote system. Labour leader Ed Miliband gives his analysis of AV and this week's various elections.

To many in the Western world, Osama Bin Laden is perceived as a terrorist, responsible for killing thousands of people and inspiring hatred. But to some he was a hero. Paul Rodgers, professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and The Observer's Jason Burke examine the reaction to Bin Laden's death.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Mohammed El Baradei, former head of the United Nations nuclear agency the IAEA, wants to become the next president of Egypt. He explains his decision to run for office and outlines his criticisms of nuclear weapons states.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The coalition government has been battling each other over the AV referendum. Political correspondent of the Times, Rachel Sylvester, and Andrew Grice, political editor of the Independent, debate if the coalition will be damaged by the referendum.
Australia is the only major democracy that uses AV. Can the UK learn anything from Down Under? Correspondent Nick Bryant reports from Sydney on how the system is viewed there.

Ian Tomlinson was "unlawfully killed" on the day of the G20 protests two years ago by a police officer - that was the decision of the jury at his inquest. Film-maker and criminologist Roger Graef, and Sir Chris Fox, former head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, debate why the inquest took so long to reach its conclusion.


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