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Today: Tuesday 23rd August

Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif al Islam, has been greeting supporters in Tripoli, a day after the International Criminal Court reported his arrest. Prosecutors in New York are asking judges to drop sexual assault charges against the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss Kahn. Also on today's programme, one of the rock and roll's most famous lyricists, Jerry Leiber, has died aged 73.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie, on Libya's economy and the continuing eurozone debt crisis. Download the podcast

Wine industry workers in the western cape of South Africa are subject to extreme working and living conditions, according to a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW's Kaitlin Cordes and Su Birch, chief executive of Wines of South Africa, the trade body for the producers, discuss if workers' basic employment rights are being upheld.

Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi appear determined to fight to the last, despite the fact that rebel forces now control most of the capital, Tripoli. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the latest events. And Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute assesses how this could complicate a post-Gaddafi settlement.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

It looks possible that the sexual assault case against the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will not go ahead after prosecutors in New York asked the judge to drop all charges. Former French culture minister Jack Lang, a close friend of Strauss-Kahn, and Benedicte Paviot, UK Correspondent for France 24, discuss the case.

Jerry Leiber has died at the age of 78, the man responsible for a generation of songs, including Stand by Me, Love Potion Number 9, Jail House Rock and Hound Dog. Peter, the son of Leiber's co-writer and friend Mike Stoller, remembers the man once described as "the poet laureate of the music world".

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam is not being held captive by opposition forces in Libya, contrary to previous reports. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell examines the mixed messages that have been coming out of the country.

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The pain of recession and debt on our economy has been made more complicated by rising commodity prices. In the first of a series of reports on major challenges to the front line of the British economy, Today presenter Evan Davis has been to South Wales to reflect on the real effect of higher raw material prices.

Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

John Major wanted to create a two party alliance to take on Rupert Murdoch and the other press barons, according to the latest instalment of Chris Mullin's diaries. Former MP Chris Mullin and Sheila Gunn, former press secretary with John Major's government, discuss the former PM's alleged antipathy towards the press.

Rebel forces in Libya have taken most of Tripoli, but they have not, as had been reported, captured Colonel Gaddafi's son and loyalist troops have continued fighting in the capital. Matthew Price reports from the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, the centre of the Gaddafi-controlled section of town. Paul Wood examines the situation in Benghazi. And Colonel Roland Lavoie, Nato's spokesman for the operation in Libya, outlines the alliance's role in the recent fighting.

A new film by Pedro Almodovar called The Skin I Live In covers all the Spanish director's trademark themes, including strong female characters, sexuality and a dramatic twist. Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge spoke to him about the women in his life, growing up in Franco's Spain, and coping in the current economic climate.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik's defence lawyer has told the BBC in an exclusive interview that Breivik sees himself as a "warrior" fighting to stop the collapse of Europe. Correspondent Steve Rosenberg asked Geir Lippestad, one of the few people allowed access to Breivik, how the prisoner was coping with isolation.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

At least 10% of suicides in Britain are linked to terminal or chronic illness and account for over 400 deaths every year, according to a Demos report. Louise Bazalgette, who works for the Commission on Assisted Dying and is a researcher at Demos, and Professor Jonathan Waxman of Imperial College London debate whether suicide prevention schemes do enough to help people coping with physical illness.

A woman whose family is in Tripoli has told the BBC that pro-Gaddafi snipers are counter-attacking across the city. "As soon as you think your neighbourhood is free, they'll start shooting from rooftops," Danya, who is in Dubai, but who has seven uncles and four aunts in the city, told Today correspondent Mike Thomson.

Should we really call leaders and experts back from holiday to be seen to be doing something useful in a crisis? David Rennie, political editor of the Economist magazine, and Jean Seaton, media historian at the University of Westminster, debate political vacations.

How will events in Libya impact the rest of the Arab Spring? Issandr El Amrani, journalist and writer based in Cairo who runs the popular blog Arabist.net, and Jane Kinnimont of Chatham House look at Libya's legacy.



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