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Today: Thursday 7th July

The families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are the latest alleged victims in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. An emergency bill is being introduced in the Commons to overturn a ruling which limits police bail. Also on today's programme, Senator John McCain on Afghanistan, Libya and the next presidential race.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie: Banks have been discussing how the private sector might contribute to the next bailout of Greece. Bill Rhodes, former senior vice chairman at Citigroup and author of Banker to the World, considers how Europe is dealing with its debt crisis. And Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, assesses the likelihood of an interest rate rise. Download the podcast

How should the UK deal with rising energy costs and the future of electricity markets? Ahead of the government's white paper on energy, environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports on what is becoming a major political issue.

In the latest set of allegations in the News of the World hacking scandal, the Daily Telegraph reports that relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked. The BBC's Paul Greer went to an estate in Southampton to see what impact the story is having.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has criticised the government's handling of the replacement of the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers. The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, to which the NAO reports, Labour MP Margaret Hodge, explains why the watchdog has described aspects of the Strategic Defence Review as causing "significant levels of operational, technical cost and uncertainty".

Santander has brought its call centres back to the UK. New boss Ana Botin explains why the Spanish banking group has hired 500 new staff in the Britain.

Is reading fiction good for you? Emeritus professor at Toronto University Keith Oatley, a cognitive psychologist and novelist, decided to test the assumption and explains his findings.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

The government is preparing to reform the UK energy market. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne explains how best to tackle rising bills.

Paper review.

Modern techniques such as DNA profiling have made groundbreaking discoveries in our understanding of the evolution of life on earth. Science correspondent Tom Feilden met leading paleontologist, Brian Switek, to look at some of the most "dramatic strides" in DNA research.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

The White House is facing criticism from the military over the size and speed its plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Republican Senator John McCain gives his reaction to the move.

The relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked, according to fresh allegations made in the Daily Telegraph. Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon Gentle died in Iraq, describes her experience. Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Baroness Buscombe, chair of the Press Complaints Commission, debate the scandal.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

Details about the relatives of soldiers killed in Afghanistan were found in the possession of the private investigator working for the News of the World, according to the Daily Telegraph. Former head of the army Lord Dannatt responds to the allegations.

Ten years ago, Bradford saw some of the worst rioting in Britain for the time, sparked by underlying tensions between communities and the news that the National Front were planning a march in the city. Ted Cantle, professor at the Institute for Community Cohesion at the University of Coventry, and Ishtiaq Ahmed, of Bradford Council for Mosques, discuss whether efforts to improve community cohesion have worked.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

The cost of rare earth metals, which are used in everything from iPads to wind turbines, has gone up by 1000% in one year. Alastair Leithead reports from California, where concern that China now produces 97% of rare earth metals has revived an ailing industry.

What are the broader implications of the phone hacking scandal for the place of News International in British society? Political columnist Henry Porter and journalist Toby Young debate whether Rupert Murdoch's tabloids "have to be controlled and contained".



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