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16/02/2011

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 February 2011

Radio 4's daily evening news and current affairs programme bringing you global news and analysis with Ritula Shah

Popular revolt continues to spread through the Middle East and demonstrators take onto the streets in Iran - is another regime about to fall?

Unemployment in Britain rises again to almost 2.5 million, with young people and women badly hit.

While the Italian prime minister fights for his survival we examine how united Italy is - is this latest political crisis threatening to tear the country apart?

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