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Today: Monday 22nd August

Opposition fighters have swept into the heart of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, leaving Colonel Gaddafi's regime on the brink of collapse.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie, on whether it is a good time to invest, and on whether eurobonds will go ahead. Download the podcast

One year ago, engineers in Chile discovered that 33 miners, trapped more than half a mile under the Atacama Desert, were alive. The BBC's Gideon Long has been talking to the miners about life since their rescue.

A convoy of Libyan rebels has rolled into Tripoli after a day of heavy fighting. The BBC's Jonathan Head reports from Misrata. And Shashank Joshi, associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, considers the next step for opposition forces.

How does the United States envisage a post-Gaddafi Libya? Former State Department spokesman PJ Crowley gives the US reaction to the latest news.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

President Assad of Syria has been appearing on state TV in response to calls for an end to government brutality and an end to his regime. Jim Muir reports.

Shashank Joshi, associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, outlines his view that the Transitional National Council in Libya is only temporary and that its promised constitution forbids TNC members from standing in any upcoming election.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Libyan rebels have entered the capital Tripoli, reportedly capturing Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam. Professor Julian Lindley-French, of the Netherlands Defence Academy, and Amal Tarhuni, who spent five months working with the National Transitional Council in Benghazi, reflect on the situation.

Paper review.

The government's back-to-work scheme, which was set up to help 2.4 million long term unemployed Britons back into jobs, is facing failure and needs an urgent rethink, according to a think tank. Ian Mulheirn, director of the Social Market Foundation, who wrote the report, and employment minister Chris Grayling debate whether the scheme's targets are achievable.

Thought for the day with the Rabbi Lionel Blue.

As Libya appears to be on the verge of removing a dictator and attempting to rebuild itself, many are concerned about avoiding a situation similar to that of Iraq. Ibrahim Dabbashi, the National Transitional Council's deputy ambassador to the UN, examines the path ahead.

World leaders have renewed calls for Colonel Gaddafi to stand down immediately as Libyan rebels enter the capital Tripoli. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes describes his dramatic escape from an ambush in Tripoli and Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt outlines the government's view of the fast-moving story.

The world premiere of a film about Save the Children made in 1969, which was originally banned from being screened, is finally taking place. Director Ken Loach and Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK, discuss the film's unusual story.

Gunfire is still being heard outside Colonel Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, according to sources on the ground. Karen Graham, a British nurse working in Tripoli, describes the "sporadic shelling" still going on in the city.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Survivors of the gun attack which claimed the lives of 69 people last month on the Norwegian island of Utoya revisited the massacre scene on Saturday. Stine Renate Haheim, Norwegian politician and survivor of the massacre, explains why it was an important part of the grieving process.

After six months of unrest in Libya, rebel forces appear to be on the verge of sweeping Colonel Gaddafi from power. Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Service Institute outlines what he calls "the change of narrative" in the country.

Tony Blair has warned that "muddle-headed analysis" of the riots by politicians risks producing the wrong policy responses. Former home secretary Jack Straw and former employment minister Tony McNulty discuss Labour's part in tackling the problem.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

How will the rebels in Libya deal with Gaddafi's followers? Machmud Nacua, the new Libyan charge d'affaires in London, and Colonel Tim Cross, the most senior British officer involved in the planning of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, debate the possible extent of retribution.



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