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Today: Tuesday 25th October

David Cameron has suffered the biggest Commons rebellion on Europe in Conservative history. Is Silvio Berlusconi's failure to deal with Italy's huge debt the reason why the eurozone is so out of hand? And also on the programme, how worried should we be about the world's booming population?

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Business news with Simon Jack on the latest results of the Swiss banking giant UBS following its recent rogue trader scandal.

The trade union Unite has released a report that says the amount of money councils are spending on youth services is falling sharply across England and Wales. Luke Walton reports from a youth club on Teesside that is under threat.

Rebel MPs have failed to win a vote on a referendum on Britain's EU membership. Rebel Tory MP Mark Pritchard, who voted in favour of the referendum, gives us his post-vote analysis.

So many shareholders of Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp have voted against his sons holding senior positions that the family's control seems to be on shakier ground than thought. Business editor Robert Peston has the details.

Business news with Simon Jack.

New research has come to light Rebel Tory MP Mark Pritchard, suggesting that doctors are reluctant to cite smoking as a cause of death on death certificates. Pathologist Dr Ian Proctor carried out the research and explains his findings.

Despite the eurozone crisis the German car manufacturer, Volkwagen, looks set to become the world's biggest car company as German manufacturing continues to boom. Steve Evans reports on the rise of the company and why an artificially cheap euro has been good for growth in Germany.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

Several trade unions are going to court to challenge the way the government wants to make savings by reforming public sector pensions. Pensions expert, Tom McPhail explains how the changes are expected to work and Mark Serwotka, of the Public and Commercial Services Union, maintains the reforms would be damaging.

A review of the papers.

India's film industry is taking a leap forward with its first big-budget movie, the most expensive in Indian history, about to be premiered. Tom Brook reports from Mumbai on how this may be a sign that India's growing economic clout might also have a cultural impact.

Thought for The Day with the Reverend Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge.

Greece has been the focus of the eurozone crisis, but the real problem may be Italy which is hugely in debt. The editor-in-chief of The Economist, John Micklethwait, explains why he thinks Silvio Berlusconi is to blame and Senator Lucio Malan, of Mr. Berlusconi's People of Freedom party, defends his leader.

Even though an EU referendum was voted down in the House of Commons, 81 Conservative MPs still rebelled against their leader. Political editor Nick Robinson analyses how much of a challenge this is to David Cameron's leadership and Education Secretary Michael Gove gives his reaction to the vote.

A new book on the crash of the Bluebird in 1966 gives a scientific account of the last water speed record attempt made by British speed record breaker, Donald Campbell, who died in the attempt. His daughter Gina Campbell and the book's author Neil Sheppard discuss if his theory can explain what really happened.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

The United Nations is reporting that the world's population is due to reach seven billion. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Ethiopia on the pressures a booming population puts on a country. Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, and the patron of Population Matters, Jonathon Porritt, discuss just how many people the world can sustain.

Business news with Simon Jack.

During the eight months of conflict in Libya, many children had their education badly disrupted. Jon Leyne reports from Benghazi on one British school that managed to remain open throughout.

A change to marriage laws in China, following a rise in the divorce rate, is causing uproar among some who say it is anti-women. Martin Patience reports from Beijing on the public debate about the state of marriage in China.

Germany is the richest country in Europe and has profited greatly from the euro. But German taxpayers are not happy about bailing out other struggling European countries. Hans-Werner Sinn, from the German think tank the IFO and former Conservative cabinet minister John Redwood debate if it is fair to expect Germany to pick up the bill of a failing eurozone.



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