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Presented by Evan Davis and James Naughtie.

David Cameron says MPs must say sorry as expenses of leading Conservatives are revealed by The Daily Telegraph.

The King of Jordan has said there could be war in the Middle East next year if peace talks are delayed.

Tony Wright MP says MPs are giving a masterclass in how to exploit the expenses system.

Andrew Hosken reports on the increasing hostilities in Sri Lanka.

As bee numbers continue to decline, an increase in bee theft has been reported. Tim Lovett, president of the Beekeepers' Association explains how much a hive could be worth to criminals.

Edward Stourton reports on the collapse of the Christian community in the Holy Land and on continuing tensions between the Church and Israel over the role of the Vatican in World War II.

Crime expert Professor Irwin Waller says more money should be spent on crime prevention.

The Royal Geographical Society has not sent out a major expedition for 10 years. Explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and the Earl of Selborne, a former president of the RGS, discuss the campaign calling for the Society to return to the kind of expeditions that made its name.

Muslim Chaplain John Butt and aid worker Graham Strong discuss the situation in the Swat Valley in Pakistan.

Liam Fox MP says public confidence has been hit by the expenses row.

The Sony Radio Academy Awards - the Oscars of the radio industry - will be particularly memorable for one radio station. Electric Radio Brixton, which is a prison radio station, is nominated for four awards. Media correspondent Torin Douglas and Paul McDowell, governor of Brixton Prison, discuss the station.

Will Pike escaped the terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai last November. He was badly injured and has been told he will face a lifetime in a wheelchair as a result. He discusses the gap in compensation arrangements for those caught in foreign terrorist attacks.

A London bus is taking to the streets equipped with technology which automatically keeps its speed to local limits. Motoring journalist Quentin Wilson and Chris Lines, head of Transport for London's Road Safety Unit, discuss the newly-introduced digital speed limit map of the city.

David Horowitz, of the Jerusalem Post, and political analyst Dr George Giacaman, of Birzeit University, discuss the main aims of the Pope's visit to Israel.

Has the Daily Telegraph been responsible in its reporting of MPs' expenses? Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews and Andrew Porter, political editor of the Telegraph, consider if the reports are in the public interest.

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