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Today: Saturday 18th February

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has warned of an arms race and a "new Cold War" in the Middle East if Iran is allowed to pursue its nuclear programme. The government is understood to have paid a million pounds in compensation to 40 children who were held in adult detention centres when they claimed asylum in the UK. And 70 years on, Australia remembers its own "Pearl Harbor", the Japanese attack on Darwin.

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Our London-based Tehran correspondent, James Reynolds, gives us the latest on Iran, after a week in which the Islamic state claimed a new landmark in its nuclear energy programme.

The Lord Lucan mystery remains one of the most infamous unsolved police cases in British criminal history. Despite numerous false sightings the truth of what happened to the fugitive peer has never surfaced. But today in an interview with the BBC, an employee of one of Lucan's closest friends has stepped forward with fresh evidence. Glenn Campbell reports.

As violence across Syria continues, hundreds of of refugees and wounded civilians have fled across the border. In recent days, rival pro and anti Syrian government factions have fought gun battles in Lebanon that have claimed three lives. The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from northern Lebanon.

While public support for independence in Wales is far lower than in Scotland (around 10% according to polls), events in Edinburgh this week have forced politicians to think about how Wales might be governed in the future. Cardiff University's Professor Richard Wyn Jones examines why Wales is so different compared to Scotland in terms of the independence debate.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The House of Lords Communications Committee's report into investigative journalism concludes that the definition of what is in the public interest should remain fluid, but that the industry should ensure they have audit trails detailing how and why they decided breaking the law was in the public interest. City University's George Brock, a former managing editor at The Times, and freedom of information campaigner Heather Brooke debate who should define what is public interest.

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In Spain, millions are now out of work, and one of the country's biggest problems is the vast number of people that now cannot afford the payments on their mortgage. In the first nine months of last year, the authorities in Spain repossessed nearly 50,000 properties. However, as Tom Burridge reports from Madrid, a nation-wide campaign is underway to stop the evictions.

Thought for the day with Catherine Pepinster, editor of the Tablet.

William Hague has warned in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that Iran's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction is threatening to trigger a "new Cold War". His comments come as the US and EU expressed cautious optimism that Iran is serious about returning to talks with world powers over its nuclear programme. Sir Richard Dalton, former British Ambassador to Iran and Efraim Halvey, former head of Mossad, analyse the potential effect of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today moved to restore the legal basis for councils to hold prayers at the start of business. After the High Court ruled last week that local authorities could not hold prayers during meetings, Mr Pickles said today he was "effectively reversing" the judgment. Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield and Sir Alan Beith, Liberal Democrat MP, discuss if Christianity and public life be intertwined.

The healthy-eating guidelines suggest you should eat at least two portions of fish a week and one of those should be oily. A new book, Fish: Recipes from the Sea, aims to encourage us to be more ambitious in our fish-eating. The chef CJ Jackson was a consultant for the book and she runs the Billingsgate Seafood Training School in London's East End. Today presenter Evan Davis went to meet CJ and some of her colleagues to find out how our tastes are changing.

The Home Office has paid more than £1 million in compensation for wrongly detaining 40 child asylum seekers as adults. The case was settled in 2010, and revealed after a Freedom of Information request from The Guardian newspaper. Our reporter Andrew Plant explains the case.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The former editor of the Sun newspaper, Kelvin Mackenzie. has a column in today's Daily Mail attacking the arrests of Sun journalists in connection with alleged payments to police and public officials. Mr Mackenzie and Labour MP Tom Watson, a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, reflect on another momentous week for the paper.

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The Japanese raid on Darwin was another catastrophic attack, but hardly anybody outside, or even within Australia, has heard of it. Yet eight ships were sunk and more than 200 people were killed. It happened less than three months after Pearl Harbor. But the Australian authorities also played it down, fearing a devastating effect on national morale. This weekend, thousands are gathering in the City to mark the 70th anniversary of the attack. Duncan Kennedy has been to Darwin and now tells the story of the raid that was almost forgotten.

Earlier in the programme we heard new claims that Lord Lucan was alive and well and living in Africa during the 1980s. A former personal assistant to Lucan's close friend John Aspinall says she was tasked to assist in getting Lucan's children out to Africa so he could see them. John Pearson, author of The Gamblers, an account of the case and the role of Lord Lucan's associates, gives his view about the claims.



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