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Today: Friday 27th May

David Cameron has agreed to deploy British ground-attack helicopters to Libya, to step up pressure on Colonel Gaddafi. Hilary Clinton arrives in Pakistan to repair relationships following the death of Osama Bin Laden. And, the former Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic, is expected to return to court today, after tests to establish that he is fit to stand trial for war crimes.

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0615
Business News with Dominic Laurie: Lawyer Selina Sagayam, a former member of the Takeover Panel, analyses proposals to change the current rules on takeovers and mergers. James Plunkett, author of a report called Growth without Gain, outlines figures indicating that many workers have seen wage reductions even during recent boom times. And Friday Boss Corinne Vigreux, founder and MD of satnav company Tom Tom, explains how the firm is countering the threat posed by free services like Google Earth.

0709
The arrest of Ratko Mladic for war crimes, raises the question as to why people like him succeed in becoming so powerful and popular. Milorad Batinic, who served as a soldier under General Mladic, tries to answer this crucial question.

0714
British government ministers have approved the deployment of Apache helicopters in Libya. Apaches are mobile, agile and operate close to the ground, but they are also vulnerable in a way that jets high in the sky are not. Defence analyst Rear Admiral Chris Parry explains the machines' capabilities.

0719
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0722
More people have been killed in tornados this year in the United States than in any year since 1953. Regardless of the devastating affects tornados cause, some people view them as awe inspiring and chase them. Among the chasers in Joplin Missouri was Jeff Piotrowski, who explains his fascination with "twisters".

0724
There has been a sharp rise in the number of measles cases, 300 in England and Wales in the first three months of the year, almost the total for the whole of last year. Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at the Health Protection Agency, discusses why more people are getting measles.

0727
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0731
Nick de Bois, the Conservative MP who sits on the parliamentary committee examining the detail of the NHS Bill, has set out a series of "red lines" from which he says Tories should not retreat. Mr de Bois debates the isue with Sarah Wollastan, also a Conservative MP but who used to be a GP.

0738
The paper review.

0741
As the cricket season gets into full swing, what makes a good bowler? Today presenter Jim Naughtie has been to Lord's to investigate the art of the spin bowler.

0746
Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

0749
Serbian officials have arrested Europe's most wanted war crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic who faces charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity, including the massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys from the town of Srebrenica. The BBC's John Simpson and Times journalist Adam LeBor discuss the wider implications of the arrest of the former Bosnian Serb general.

0810
Who should be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund? The French finance minister Christine Lagarde tells us why she wants the job.

0817
Can garden design be considered an art-form? In this week of the Chelsea Flower Show, there has been a call for garden design to be upgraded from the lifestyle pages to the culture section. Christopher Woodward, director of the Garden Museum in London, and art critic Louisa Buck, analyse garden design.

0827
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0831
A new draft admissions code for state schools in England is published today, designed to simplify the rules for awarding places. Academies and free schools, which are independent of local authority control, will be allowed for the first time to give priority to pupils from the poorest backgrounds. Professor Anne West, director of the education research group at the LSE, analyses the potential take-up for the scheme.

0835
Does the arrest of former Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic, allow for a psychological shift among the Balkans? Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija, a former prime minister of Bosnia, outlines the effect of Mladic's arrest on the politics of the region.

0839
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0844
With just weeks to go before Wimbledon. Edgbaston in Birmingham is making a pitch to become the real home of tennis, with the Barber Institute of Fine Arts hosting an exhibition about the roots of lawn tennis in the West Midlands. The institute's director, Professor Ann Sumner, and Honor Godfrey, curator of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum debate which place is the real ace.

0849
Along with the Philippines and Vatican city, Malta is one of only three countries where divorce is outlawed. However, on Saturday the country is set to hold a referendum on the matter. The BBC's Mario Cacciottolo has been to Malta to investigate a fractious fight between traditional Catholics and secularists.

0853
The government is committed to spending more on overseas aid but there are signs of a backlash. What do the opinion polls tell us about which side the public are on? Peter Kellner, the President of YouGov, explains the latest polls on the popularity of aid.

0855
Today experts say that specialised teaching for children with dyscalculia, or "number blindness", should be widely available in the UK. Professor Brian Butterworth from University College London and Oxford University maths professor Marcus Du Sautoy debate the seriousness of a disorder like dyscalculia.




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