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Iran sanctions

Iain Croft | 09:43 UK time, Friday, 26 October 2007

The US has stepped up its sanctions on Iran for "supporting terrorists" and pursuing nuclear activities.

Iran in turn has accused Washington of a hostile act, while the Revolutionary Guard -- singled out for special treatment by America -- declared itself ready to fight if necessary.

Is it time to put more pressure on Iran or is this a prelude to war?

Humanity at risk

The speed at which mankind has used the Earth's resources over the past 20 years has put "humanity's very survival" at risk were told this morning.

The bleak verdict on the environment was issued as an "urgent call for action" by the United Nations Environment Programme, which said that the "point of no return" was fast approaching.

How concerned are you.

Monkeys

Meanwhile our closest relatives are under unprecedented threat because of us.

Colombia Elections

Municipal elections across Colombia this weekend will take place in a climate of fear created by armed groups that have murdered at least 26 candidates across Colombia and threatened many more.

So in an attempt to lighten the gloom how about this?

Anthems

Now have you ever heard the Spanish National Anthem? You may have noticed that it doesn't have any words...? Well in Spain today is the deadline for entry into a competition to decide on lyrics for The Spanish Marcha Real (Royal March) national anthem, which has been played without words since the death of former dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975. That got me thinking would you like to change the lyrics of your national anthem?

Why not send us the first verses of a new anthem for your country... We could read them on air, throughout the programme.

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