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Today: Monday 16th May

The head of the armed forces has called for Nato to intensify the military campaign in Libya. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been seen in handcuffs while he awaits his first court appearance in New York on sexual assault charges. Also on today's programme, Tracey Emin on whether she has mellowed with age and joined the establishment.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Economic forecasters are warning that UK household spending is likely to stay below pre-recession levels for another two years. Andrew Goodwin of the Ernst and Young Item Club, which carried out the report, analyses the predictions. Christine Tiscareno, oil and gas analyst at S&P Equity Research, gives an update on BP's deal with the Russian oil giant, Rosneft. And University of Maryland Professor Peter Morici considers if Republicans will allow the US to go deeper into red. Download the podcast.

There may be a genetic link to depression, according to researchers at King's College London. Lead author of the report, Dr Gerome Breen, explains why this could be the first breakthrough of its kind.

Later this morning, David Cameron will push forward with plans to change the NHS in a speech at a London hospital. Dr Hamish Meldrum, chair of the British Medical Association, and Jennifer Dixon, director of the Nuffield Trust and one of the health policy experts appointed to advise the government on the changes, debate if the controversial Health Bill is finally ready.

The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned the government that it must be upfront about plans to subsidise new nuclear power stations. Its chairman, the Conservative MP Tim Yeo, explains the concerns.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Millions of Britons who applied for Olympic Games tickets will today find out if they were successful in getting them. Stephen Hunt, who has bid for £36,000 worth of tickets, anticipates his big news day.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Troops in Israel have fired at crowds of protesters on its Lebanese and Syrian borders. Husam Zomlot, deputy commissioner of the Fatah International Affairs Commission, comments on Israel's actions. And Mark Regev, the Israeli government's spokesman, backs the decision.

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Tracey Emin's new art exhibition has opened at the Hayward Gallery in London , entitled Love Is What You Want. She tells Today's John Humphrys why she chose herself as a central subject, and responds to claims that she has become part of the establishment.

Thought for the day with the writer, Rhidian Brook.

The head of the armed forces has called for Nato to intensify the military campaign in Libya, while the UN's head of humanitarian relief has called for a temporary ceasefire. Sir Michael Graydon, former chief of the air staff, and former UN deputy secretary general Lord Malloch Brown, examine if splits are emerging over military action in Libya.

The head of the International Monetary Fund is accused of attempted rape, a claim he strenuously denies, and is being held in New York. Professor Ngaire Woods, an expert on the IMF at Oxford University, and Martin Wolf, the Financial Times's chief economics commentator, discuss how the arrest may affect the IMF's commitment to helping Portugal and Greece.

Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at its borders with the Palestinian territories, and Syria and Lebanon. Middle east editor Jeremy Bowen reports on an increasingly tense situation.

New research has revealed how tarantulas climb and stop themselves from falling, disproving all earlier thinking. Dr Claire Rind of Newcastle University who led the study explains why this could be evidence of an intermediate evolutionary stage in spiders.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A report by the think tank Demos claims the Misuse of Drugs Act is dated and should be replaced by a new approach, to shift the burden of avoiding harmful drugs away from the government to producers and distributors. Roger Howard, chief executive of the UK Drugs Policy Commission, and Professor Neil McKeganey, director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, discuss how to tackle drug abuse in the internet age.

Police in New York say they have charged the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment, claims which he denies. The French journalist Agnes Poirier considers the impact on France after people woke up to some "dreadful images".

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Two months after the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, local authorities along the coast are still struggling to deal with vast amounts of wreckage and rubbish. Japan correspondent Roland Buerk reports from the town of Ishinomaki.

The government is preparing to commit the UK to legally-binding cuts in carbon emissions, in a deal brokered by the prime minister which will be announced tomorrow. Michael Lunn, director of policy and public affairs at the Environmental Industries Commission, and Steve Elliott, chief executive of the Chemical Industries Association, looks at whether the targets are too stringent.



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