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The former head of Haringey children's services, Sharon Shoesmith, has said her unfair dismissal over the death of Baby Peter was "staggeringly irresponsible". The Serbian authorities are investigating how the former general Ratko Mladic was able to avoid capture for so long. And, Today presenter James Naughtie is in Cairo looking at how recent events are reshaping the Middle East.

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The government has said it will appeal against a court ruling that found Sharon Shoesmith unfairly sacked as the director of children's services in the London borough of Haringey, in the wake of the death of the abused toddler Baby Peter. Our legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman outlines what he expects to happen next.

The paper review.

Yesterday the Yemeni government undertook air-strikes on tribes opposed to the president. The G8 sent a statement calling on Ali Abdullah Saleh to stick to his promise to stand down. Lina Sinjab, the BBC's reporter in the capital Sanaa, outlines the latest situation.

Tomorrow is Royal Oak Day in England, a tradition that has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Edward Parker of the Woodland Trust explains the day's significance.

Parents in Libya have been unable to shield their children from the conflict going on around them whether in Benghazi in the east or Misrata and Tripoli in the west. Our reporter Andrew Hosken is in Benghazi and has been examining the conflict's profound impact on children and family life.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

The government has said it will appeal against a court ruling regarding the dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith, which is said to be so "legally flawed as to be null and void". The former children's secretary Ed Balls who sacked her said it was "right and constitutionally very important" that they did so. James Forsyth, political editor of the Spectator, and lawyer David Wolfe debate if the government can be above the law.
The paper review.

Today presenter James Naughtie is in Cairo this morning, where he examines the role played by young people in the country's recent revolution. He speaks to Wael Khairy, a journalist and film critic, and one of those involved in the protests in Tahrir Square and to retired General Sameh Saif Al-Yazal, Director of Egyptian Institute for Strategic Studies.

Thought for the day with The Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican priest.

A couple of days ago football's governing body Fifa was facing an election for a new president next week. Now it appears they may cancel or postpone the election. Our sports editor David Bond and MP Damian Collins examine Fifa's decision.
The 1995 Srebenica massacre has been described as the worst single atrocity in Europe since the World War II. General Ratko Mladic is said to have ordered the killings of 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys and this will be one of the main charges laid against him if, when, he is extradited to the Hague. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the LSE's Professor Mary Kaldor discuss the long-term effect of the type of outside intervention seen in the Balkans.

The father of rap, Gil Scott Heron, has died. Poet Lemn Sissay, friend of Mr Heron, reflects on the life and times of a musical original.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

Following the death of Baby Peter, Sharon Shoesmith was sacked on the orders of Ed Balls, who was children's secretary at the time. She won her appeal, but now Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants to appeal against that ruling. Ms Shoesmith gives her first radio interview following the appeal.

Our Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly has travelled to Algeria where a recent history of civil war, stolen elections and violent insurrection and repression give the forces of change one of the toughest tasks imaginable.

The paper review.

Everyone in Cairo refers to what has happened in Egypt in the last few months as "a revolution". But what is Phase Two, and when does it come? Today presenter James Naughtie reports from Cairo.



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