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Today: Tuesday 15th November

The official who resigned after a row with the Home Secretary over the relaxation of border controls is to give his side of the story. Mike Thomson reports on women's rights in Afghanistan. And also on the programme, why low voices win votes.

Business news with Simon Jack on a new set of rules for credit ratings agencies set out by the the European Commission.

As the US economy struggles one sector which is thriving is home repossessions. Albert Clawson, who handles foreclosures on behalf of a real estate agent, describes the human aspect of repossession.

0709 A backbench Commons motion on fuel prices is being put forward by a large number of MPs urging ministers to look into a "price stabilisation mechanism" to keep prices down. Conservative MP Robert Halfon discusses the campaign.

Police in New York City are evicting anti-capitalist protesters from Zuccotti Park so that sanitation crews can clean the site Occupy Wall Street protesters have inhabited for two months. Thorin Caristo is one of the protesters and describes the scene in the park.

A year after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Britain's International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell is beginning a three-day visit to Burma. Mr Mitchell explains why he thinks it is the right time for the visit and Zarni, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics from Burma talks about how serious the government are about reforms.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has given her first TV interview since being shot in the head in January, to ABC's Diane Sawyer.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

According to a new report by the Children's Society, seven out of 10 runaways were not reported missing to the police the last time they ran away. Sanchia Berg speaks to Shelbie, a young female runaway and Bob Reitemeier of the Children's Society, outlines his view that a system should be put in place so that schools can report runaways.

A review of the papers.

New research into what makes certain leaders' voices more appealing than others has found that lower voices are more attractive than shrill ones. Dr Cara Tigue led the research at McMaster University in Hamilton and explains the findings.

Thought for The Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings.

Improving women's rights in Afghanistan was one of the major civil objectives when Nato forces toppled the Taliban in Afghanistan 10 years ago. In the second of his series of reports, Mike Thomson speaks to Shabana, who was given away to another family as a form of compensation known as baad, only escaping after 12 years of beatings and abuse.

The former head of the UK Border agency, Brodie Clark, is to give his version of events at Westminster after resigning following a row with the Home Secretary over the relaxation of border controls. Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw traces the history of the troubled UK Border Agency. And the former Labour home secretary Alan Johnson and Conservative MP Mark Reckless discuss the politics of border control.

Police have begun to clear Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped since September. Laura Trevelyan reports.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

New guidelines by the Royal College of Midwives encourages fathers to be more involved in the postnatal care of mothers and newborn babies. Ed McKenzie describes his experience of being part of a pilot scheme called Partners Staying Overnight. And Dr Peter Carter, of the Royal College of Nursing, explains how a father's involvement could ease the pressure on midwives and nurses.

In one years time, voters will be given the power to elect police commissioners in 41 forces in England and Wales. Gary O'Donoghue reports on how a survey has found that three quarters of people do not know anything about the plan.

Business news with Simon Jack.

A new book, Turner and the Elements, suggests that the painter JMW Turner's depiction of the sun in his works may have been influenced by the groundbreaking scientific discoveries of his day. Contributing writer to the book James Hamilton and Rob La Frenais, curator of Art Catalyst which commissions contemporary art that engages in science, discuss how science influences art.

In the midst of an economic crisis, Spain's governing socialist party is heading for its worst ever defeat in this month's general election. Sarah Rainsford reports from Castilla-la Mancha, on whether the opposition party can deliver on its promises of economic recovery and job creation.

Banks should share their IT infrastructure to make it easier for customers to switch their accounts, according to the Free Enterprise group of MPs. Member of the group and Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom and Angela Knight of the British Bankers' Association discuss the idea.


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