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Today: Thursday 21st July

Eurozone leaders are meeting to find a strategy to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading. Lib Dem Simon Hughes explains his call for university scholarships in every school. Also on today's programme, The Daily Show's John Oliver on the secret of satire.

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Business news with Adam Shaw, on the eurozone rescue and the possibility of raising the US debt limit. Download the podcast

In the last few days, scientists have discovered a ribbon of gas and dust more than 600 light years across and a new moon orbiting the planet Pluto. The University of Cardiff's Professor Matt Griffin, principle investigator for the Spire instrument onboard Herschel, explains why we never noticed them before.

Eurozone leaders are meeting in Brussels for an emergency summit on the future of the single currency. From the European Council building in Brussels, Europe correspondent Chris Morris outlines their objectives. And Jan Randolph, director of Sovereign Risk at IHS Global Insight, looks at whether they will be able to prevent contagion across the region.

Getting married will not improve your child's development, contrary to the assertions made by David Cameron and other ministers, according to evidence from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Gavin Poole, director of the Centre of Social Justice, a think tank that has put emphasis on the role of marriage in promoting social and economic well-being, debate whether we really need to tie the knot.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

There is evidence that taller people have a higher chance of getting cancer, according to data from a study of more than one million women. Leading the research, Professor Dame Valerie Beral, head of the cancer epidemiology unit at Oxford, goes through the findings.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The government has decided to proceed with a trial of badger culling in order to tackle the spread of tuberculosis among livestock. Lord Krebs, who wrote a report on badger culling in 1997, and Kevin Pearce, who leads the issue of TB for the National Union of Farmers, debate whether the cull should go ahead.

Paper review.

In an extraordinary and highly unusual feat of nature, a great white shark jumped onto the boat of some marine researchers in South Africa. Dorien Schroder, who was on the boat at the time, and Ryan Johnson who was also involved in the rescue, describe what happened next.

Thought for the day with the writer Rhidian Brook.

Every state school and sixth form college in England should be able to award university scholarships to students who might not otherwise consider going, according to the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes. Mr Hughes outlines the proposal.

How should eurozone leaders tackle the threat of financial contagion across Europe? Economics editor Stephanie Flanders looks at the choices available. Alan Posener, columnist from Welt, outlines why the politics are just as difficult as the economics. And former chancellor Alistair Darling predicts what a good deal should look like.

In 1970 the Sun newspaper, just acquired by Rupert Murdoch, asked the Metropolitan Police for help and ended up with a scoop, getting one of the world's most wanted criminals Ronnie Biggs more money to stay on the run. Sanchia Berg reports on outrage over tabloid behaviour 40 years ago. Read more.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

News International has said its law firm Harbottle and Lewis could answer questions about its role in helping to investigate and stand up the rogue reporter theory of misconduct. Legal correspondent Clive Coleman reports on the latest phone hacking revelations.

Does US political satire work in the UK? John Oliver, the resident British correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, whose new New York Stand Up Show is set to be screened on Channel 4, and Helena Lewis Hasteley, assistant editor of the New Statesman, discuss how satire works in the US, and how it goes down in the UK.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

France and Germany have reached an agreement on how to deal with the eurozone debt crisis, but little is known about exactly what it includes. Steve Evans reports from Germany.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said he is ashamed of how child sex-abuse cases have been handled by sections of the Church in Ireland. He told Irish television channel RTE of his disappointment at the church's handling of the crisis.

A review of the BBC's science coverage has criticised its attempt to broadcast a balance of opinions, saying it often gives undue prominence to "marginal opinions". Lord May, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and president of the Royal Society, and Connie St Louis, science writer and director of City's science journalism MA, discuss the importance of equal coverage.


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