BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture. The number of American jobs created falls short of what was expected as the sitting president is up for re-election in November. And also on today's programme, it is the start of four days of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee, but how does this fit into the modern world?
0719 A Briton is among four people to have been rescued by coalition forces from a cave where they had been been held hostage in north-eastern Afghanistan. Correspondent Quentin Sommerville in Kabul describes the operation.
0722 The Hay Festival marks 25 years of bringing writers and readers together in Wales. Director Peter Florence tells Today how he will mark the occasion.
The virus was discovered by the Russian based computer security firm Kaspersky. Researcher Ram Herkanaidu sheds light on the subject.
0737 Today the final two plays of the Globe to Globe Shakespeare project are being performed on the South Bank in London. The project has involved all of Shakespeare's 37 plays performed in a different language and by a different company.
0748 Thought for the day with Reverend Rob Marshall.
0751 BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture. Energy correspondent Tom Bergin reports.
0810 As days of dire economic news go, yesterday was a bad one. The USA's job figures were poor, China's output was slow and Indian foreign exports took a hit. Los Angeles correspondent Paul West reports.
Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Cummings, from the International Security Assistance Force, Isaf, told the programme that the rescue team was inserted by helicopter during the hours of darkness, and freed the four people, who are said to be well, from their captivity in a cave complex.
0838 Doctors are going to refuse non-emergency care for a day on 21 June, the first strike for more than 40 years. The British Medical Association (BMA), representing doctors, says the decision wasn't taken lightly, but was thought justified because of changes to their pension arrangements, which they say are unfair: their contributions are going up, and they will be expected to work for longer. Under the new proposals, the government says, a doctor joining the NHS today could still expect a pension of £68,000 (at today's values) on retirement. Dr Hamish Meldrum, who chairs the council of the BMA, details its position.
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