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Today: Saturday 26th May

Strong indications show that the run off for the Egyptian presidency will be between the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Mursi, and the last prime minister to be appointed by President Mubarak before he was deposed, Ahmed Shafiq. Syrian opposition groups say President Assad's forces have killed as many as 90 people in a town near Homs. And also on today's programme, is the Bullingdon Club satire "Posh", still relevant two years on?

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

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Jon Leyne reports from Cairo as very good indications of the results of the Egypt Presidential came out last night.

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The home secretary has confirmed that the government is looking at ways of how it might stop lots of people trying to move to Britain if the euro collapses. Political correspondent Naomi Grimley has more details.

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The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from Madrid

where the board of the country's fourth-biggest bank, Bankia, will hold a news conference this morning explaining why they need a 19 billion euro lifeline from the Spanish government.

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From Sunday, a new law will require websites to obtain "informed consent" from visitors before saving cookies on a machine. Meriel Lenfestey, partner at Foolproof a user experience design agency, explains what difference this will make for both businesses and internet users.

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The BBC's John Sudworth reports on the growing number of top football players are looking to end their career in China.

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Opposition activists say at least fifty people have been killed in the town of Houla in Homs by Syrian government forces in what appears to be the worst violence since a truce began last month. The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

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Sport news with Garry Richardson.

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Twelve town centres in England have won about 100,000 pounds from the government to test out some of the ideas that Mary Portas set out in her plan to rejuvenate town centres. Richard Poundford, head of regeneration and economic development at Stockton on Tees council, one of the winning bids, and Local Government minister Grant Shapps, discuss the scheme.

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The paper review.

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In an interview with the Guardian today, head of the IMF Christine Lagarde says Greeks should help themselves by "all paying their tax". Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the LSE, discusses whether there has been any progress on the reforms to the Greek economy.

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Thought for the day with the Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican Priest.

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When Nato leaders met in Chicago earlier this week they outlined their plans to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Con Coughlin, the Daily Telegraph's executive foreign editor, and former Foreign Office minister Kim Howells, debate the outcome of the war in Afghanistan.

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Former home secretary Jack Straw speaks to James Naughtie about the Leveson inquiry and the controversy surrounding the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and its handling of the Murdoch BskyB bid

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Syrian opposition groups say President Assad's forces have killed as many as 90 people in a town near Homs. Nadim Houry, director of Human Rights Watch in Syria, explains why the Syrian opposition is calling for the UN to intervene.

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A long-running battle over a planned project to store gas under the river Wyre in Lancashire may be entering its final stages. Dr John Roberts, chairman of Halite Energy and Ben Wallace, MP for Wyre and Preston North, debate the issue.

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The controversial play "Posh" about an Oxford University dining club has just transferred to the West End. Sarah Montague went to meet Laura Wade, the play's creator, to find out whether the play is still relevant two years on.

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Sport news with Garry Richardson.

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The latest indications show that the run off for the Egyptian presidency will be between the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Mursi, and the last prime minister to be appointed by President Mubarak before he was deposed, Ahmed Shafiq. Mona Makram-Ebeid, a member of the advisory council to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which has been running the country, gives her analysis of the presidential elections so far.

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Disappointing output figures earlier this week indicated that the UK is in a slightly deeper recession than had been thought. Tory MP Damian Collins and economist Professor John Kay debate the best way to get the country's economy moving.

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The paper review.

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The BBC's Paddy O'Connell reports from Baku in Azerbaijan ahead of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest, and gives a round-up of the contestants.

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The government has launched the latest programme of its social mobility strategy. Matthew Taylor, former head of the policy unit at No 10 under Tony Blair and Neil O'Brien, who runs the think tank Policy Exchange, debate why successive governments have failed to effectively tackle the lack of social mobility in the UK.




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