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Today: Saturday 21st May

Henry Kissinger gives his analysis of the Middle East and China. As the dust settles following Ken Clarke's remarks on rape, what is the reality of the proposed sentencing reform? And is Armageddon going to begin today?

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Legal proceedings are being taken by a professional footballer against Twitter for allegedly publishing information covered by a super-injunction. Read the news story

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The Israeli prime minister has told President Obama his latest formula for a peace deal with the Palestinians is unworkable. Read the news story

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Paper review.

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Clinics in Denmark are reporting a marked increase in what they call "fertility tourists". Reporter Paul Henley investigates the phenomenon.

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The last man from the British military has left Iraq. Brigadier Tim Chicken, who had been in charge of a British team training the Iraqi navy, explains his feelings as he leaves the country.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Is David Cameron's cabinet working? Matthew D'Ancona, political columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and Anne McElvoy, policy editor of the Economist, debate how a cabinet should be run in modern politics.

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Paper review.

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In Madrid, tens of thousands of people have defied a ban by the authorities and crowded into a central square overnight to protest about youth unemployment. BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford describes the scene.

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Waterstone's is set to have a new Russian owner. James Daunt already manages a chain of successful London bookshops and explains his plans to run the company for a Russian billionaire.

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Thought for the day with Reverend Joel Edwards.

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The city of Benghazi has a firm place in history - from its early days as an ancient Greek colony to its latest role as the spark of revolution. Today reporter Andrew Hosken considers the spirit of the war torn city.

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With the dust settling on the row over Kenneth Clarke's remarks about rape, the proposed sentencing reform remains. BBC correspondent Mark Easton looks at the change in approach. And David Davis, Conservative backbencher who used to speak for the party on Home Affairs, and David Wilson, of the Howard League for Penal Reform, discuss the policy.

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Reports from Syria indicate that demonstrations are growing and oppression intensifying with security forces being said to have shot dead at least 30 demonstrators yesterday. One protestor describes their experiences from Damascus.

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It is the end of an era on the East Coast main line railway as dinner service has been called for the last time. The BBC's Mike Thomson reports from London's Kings Cross Station. Michael Williams, author of On the Slow Train: Twelve Great British Railway Journeys, considers the future of railway dining .

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Henry Kissinger is the architect, for good or ill, of much of the way the world's power relations operate. The former US Secretary of State reflects on international politics in the Middle East, Afghanistan and China.

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Paper review.

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Today, the football club AFC Wimbledon could make it into the football league. BBC correspondent Andy Swiss reports on what could be one of sport's most meteoric rises.

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Lawyers are divided about whether a footballer will succeed in his attempt to make Twitter disclose details of its users who have broken an injunction and revealed his name. Read the news story.

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Today could be the end of the world as we know it, according to one US preacher who has built up a large following. Ted Harrison, religious affairs writer, and David Aaronovitch, author of Voodoo Histories, consider why this particular prophecy has such an enduring appeal.




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