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Today: Monday 29th August

The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is reported to have been found in Tripoli. Hundreds of freed prisoners have arrived home in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. And magistrates have defended their sentencing in the aftermath of the riots in England.

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Business News with Adam Shaw debating Japan's next prime minister and the threat of global recession.

Libya's new rulers are trying get life in the capital city back on track. The Today programme's Andrew Hosken has been travelling around Tripoli where the United Nations says shortages of water, fuel and medicines are threatening lives.

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What can be done to solve the decline of the high street? Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports, explains why a downturn in the economy has led to customers deserting some traditional retail stores.

Anna Hazare, who has been protesting against corruption in India for more than 30 years, has finally broken his fast after 12 days of his 16th hunger strike since 1980. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Delhi where there have been "victory rallies" celebrating the end of yet another of hunger strike.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The high street is having to learn to live in much tougher times. Today presenter Evan Davis speaks to some of the "big beasts" of the retail trade to investigates how shops are coping with challenges from both the economy and new technology.

Paper review.

It may not be as well known as the Thames or the Seine, but Los Angeles is another great city founded on a river. Its concrete storm drain is used for Hollywood car chases, but as the BBC's Alistair Leithead reports, campaigners are calling for it to be opened up for more to use.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

More electricity pylons are to be build across the UK, despite high level opposition to the plans. Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt and founder of the Pylon Appreciation Society, Flash Bristow, debate if the National Grid should install cables underground.

As rebel fighters move towards Colonel Gaddafi's final stronghold in Sirte, Libya is coming to terms with the aftermath of the war. The BBC's Wyre Davis reports on growing concerns that the country is headed towards a humanitarian crisis.

World recorder holder Usain Bolt was disqualified from the 100m final after a false start at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea. BBC correspondent David Bond examines how the new rule eliminating any athlete who makes a false start has provoked huge controversy.

The BBC's Paul Wood has been with the rebels advancing down the road towards the Gaddafi loyalists' final stronghold, the city of Sirte.

Where have all the small, interesting, independent shops on the high street gone? Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge went to Gloucester Road, named by many listeners as a favourite place to shop, to find out how the rest of the country can learn from this small corner of Bristol.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Do the recent London riots warrant harsher sentencing? Eoin McLennan-Murray, president of the Prison Governors' Association, and John Thornhill, Chairman of the Magistrates Association, debate whether "the norms of sentencing are being ignored".

It is feared that as many as 50,000 prisoners captured by Colonel Gaddafi in recent months are still missing and have been killed or abandoned in secret and hidden prisons. Correspondent Jon Leyne reports from Benghazi.

The hunger strike can be a powerful political weapon in India. Political activist and Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy discusses her concerns about the message behind anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare's 12-day fast.

What can local government do to reinvigorate the high street? Gloucester Road Traders Association's Peter Browne and Bristol City Council's Simon Cook discuss the Bristol area's retailing success.



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