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Today: Saturday 8th September

There is speculation that former PM, Tony Blair, has brokered an eleventh-hour deal in a bid to save Swiss mining firm Glencore's merger with London-listed Xstrata. The government will get an interim report next year on whether and how airport capacity in the south-east should be expanded. And we look back on the nation's defining moments of London 2012.

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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The BBC's Imogen Foulkes brings us the latest developments from the Lake Annecy shootings as French police arrive in the UK.

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The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott examines the Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks that he did not do enough to head off the split in the Anglican church over homosexuality and that plans are afoot to have a presidential figure at the top of the church.

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The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are meeting in Islamabad in the latest attempt at improving ties between the South Asian rivals. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports.

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Can mass marketing campaigns stop people smoking? Robert West, professor of health psychology and director of tobacco studies at UCL, shares his view.

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MPs spent much of yesterday discussing a backbencher's bill to try to make young carers' lives easier. Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster.

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Rob Bonnet with the latest sports news.

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The government will get an interim report next year on whether and how airport capacity in the south-east should be expanded. The Today programme hears from John Strickland, independent aviation consultant, and political correspondent Tim Reid.

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A look at today's newspapers.

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A song by Korean artist Psy has gone viral internationally. The BBC's Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson finds out how.

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Thought for the Day with Brian Draper - associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

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It's being reported that France is considering supplying ground-to-air missiles to Syrian rebels . Shashank Joshi, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, and the Telegraph's Con Coughlin, assess the situation.

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There's speculation that former PM, Tony Blair, has brokered an eleventh-hour deal in a bid to save Swiss mining firm Glencore's merger with London-listed Xstrata . Theo Leggett, the BBC's Business Correspondent, and John Meyer, a mining analyst, examine what is at stake.

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The BBC's Mark Lowen in Annecy, the scene of the al-Hilli shootings. And we hear from Andy Moore, our correspondent in Claygate, Surrey, where the family lived.

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Portuguese men of war have been spotted off the coast of Cornwall

. Today finds out why from Dr Peter Richardson, biodiversity manager at the Marine Conservation Society.

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A music marathon takes place tomorrow to mark the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We hear from a ukulele band in our Birmingham studio , led by Alan Love.

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The latest sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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With political conferences looming, MP Chuka Umunna discusses the concept of "predistribution" , a term unveiled by Ed Miliband a couple of days ago.

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A tribute to the late Terry Nutkins, who died this week.

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A look at today's newspapers.

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The French education minister has suggested that France should have a system of secular moral education. Birmingham University's Professor Michael Hand, and Sheffield University's Angie Hobbs, weigh up the pros and cons on whether such a system might work in Britain.

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The connectome is the network of pathways linking all the neurones in your brain

. The BBC's Tom Feilden looks at efforts to understand exactly how the brain works.

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We look back on London 2012's defining moments with The Daily Telegraph's Sue Mott, and Paralympic medal-winning swimmer Mark Woods.


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