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Today: Monday 15th August

David Cameron is to pledge a "social fight-back" to confront the moral collapse that he blames for the rioting in England. Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbings of six people, three of them children, at a flat in Jersey. Also on today's programme, the author of the bestseller One Day on the new film of his book.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie, on Japan's deepening recession and how eurobonds might work. Download the podcast

Radio 4's Document programme is to reveal how strained the relationship between London and Washington really was during the 1970s, when the Heath government announced plans to enter into the common market. The BBC's Mike Thomson reports on why the Americans stopped sharing some special intelligence and even spoke about withdrawing troops from Europe.

More than 3,000 people are likely to be charged in connection with last week's riots. Legal affairs Clive Coleman describes the difference between the charges of riot and violent disorder.

Syrian military boats have attacked the town of Latakia, killing more than 20 people just one day after world leaders demanded an immediate end to its campaign against opposition in the country. Reverend Nadim Nassar, an Anglican priest in the city, describes the situation.

David Cameron is expected to say in a speech today that the recent riots across some cities in England have been "a wake-up call for our country" and that "our security fight-back must be matched by a social fight-back". Home affairs correspondent Mark Easton explores the pros and cons of a zero tolerance approach to street violence. And Karyn McCluskey, director of Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit, considers the consequences.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Childhood abuse doubles the risk that someone will suffer serious conditions such as clinical depression in later life, and means they are less likely to respond to treatment, according to a new study. Dr Andrea Danese of the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, who led the research, explains the findings.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Six people, including three children, have been killed in a multiple stabbing in St Helier in Jersey. BBC correspondent Robert Hall has spoken to the police, who have arrested a 30-year-old man.

Republican Party members gathered in Iowa over the weekend for their first informal vote on who should challenge President Barack Obama next year. North America correspondent Jonny Dymond reports.

Paper review.

England are the best Test-playing side in cricket, reaching number one in the rankings after taking a 3-0 series lead over India. Times writer Matthew Syed and Telegraph journalist Jim White discuss if the team is talented enough to remain at the top.

Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.

The government is being warned that there will be huge demand for unfilled university places this year through the clearing system and that around 50,000 well qualified students could miss out. Education correspondent Gillian Hargreaves reports on the pressures on the system just three days before A-level results are published in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. And Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of UCAS, responds to criticisms.

David Cameron says it is time for a zero tolerance approach to tackling gang culture, a method successfully used against gang leaders in Glasgow by Strathclyde Police. Scotland correspondent Colin Blane has been looking at what lessons can be learned from Glasgow. And Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith explains what the government can do to prevent riots in the future.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

It is 20 years this week since an attempted Soviet coup tried and failed to stop the reforms of President Mikhail Gorbachev, which lead to the end of the Soviet Union and over 70 years of communist empire. Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall spoke to Mikhail Gorbachev about his historic decision to reform the USSR.

Lawyers for the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak say they will call 1,600 defence witnesses in his trial, which resumes today. Middle east editor Jeremy Bowen reports from Cairo on a crucial test for the new Egypt.

A US historian wants to clear up the speculation that Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, commonly recognised as the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, may have been beaten to the top some 29 years earlier by George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine. Tom Holzel explains his mission to locate Irvine's body and camera.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

The book One Day by David Nicholls, which two years ago sold more than one million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into 40 languages, is set to be turned into a movie. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on the cinema's love affair with adapting well-known novels.

How difficult is it for columnists to deal with the online comments section? Journalist Sam Delaney, who has written for the Guardian, The Sun and various other papers, and Guardian journalist Deborah Orr discuss what writers make of the reaction to their work.



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