Washington has welcomed a European ruling which will allow the radical Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, to be extradited from Britain to the US. More than 50 flood warnings are in place, with many areas seeing a month's rainfall in the past 24 hours. Also on the programme, the race for the White House, and the race for the all important Hispanic vote.
0615 Business news with Simon Jack: Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, will be trying today to reassure the German parliament and the German Confederation of Industry.
0709 The radical preacher Abu Hamza along with four other terrorist suspects is likely to be extradited to the United States in the next few weeks. Danny Shaw reports.
0712 The hopes for the Eurozone, aside from the very survival of the currency, have rested on Germany to be an engine of growth, but the latest survey of business confidence in the country show that it has fallen for the fifth month in a row. Stefan Schneider, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank Research, gives his analysis.
0744 Motorbikes have always been popular in India, but it is usually men who are in the driving seat. Now, more women are starting to ride these machines, and a number of female-only clubs have helped kick start this trend, and also overturn widely held stereotypes. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from India.
0747 Thought for the Day with Lord Singh, director of the Network of Sikh Organisations.
0750 The message from police to Megan Stammers, the 15-year-old girl who is thought to be in France with her maths teacher, is she should come home, and that she is not in trouble. Chief Inspector Jason Tingley of Sussex Police, has the latest information. And Mark Williams-Thomas, a criminologist and former child protection expert with Surrey Police, and Dr Jennifer Wild, senior research fellow in Clinical Psychology at Oxford University, discuss how families and authorities should best deal with such events.
The radical cleric Abu Hamza will be extradited to the United States to face a court later today. Lawrence Whitehouse, whose wife was killed when they were both taken hostage in a kidnapping organised by Abu Hamza in Yemen in 1998,
gives her reaction.
0846 A survey published in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung found that 63 per cent of Germans were worried about inflation. Anne Applebaum, director of political studies at the Legatum Institute, and Prof Michael Cox, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics discuss where national preoccupations or psychoses come from.
0850 Some very bad weather is causing problems with the transport system, particularly in the North East. BBC Radio Five Live's travel reporter Michelle Dignan has the latest.
0854 Is it inevitable that a party's leadership is separate from the party faithful and how much will parties put up with if they have power? Journalist and former Tory MP Matthew Parris and the Guardian's Polly Toynbee discuss the concept of parties, power and leadership.
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