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03/02/2013

Duration:
4 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 February 2013

French President Francois Hollande is given a hero's welcome in Timbuktu, Mali. It's his first visit to the beleaguered country since French troops arrived to oust Islamist rebels in the North. Up All Night talks to reporters on the ground in Timbuktu and also asks what the French people think about their soldiers fighting 2,500 miles away in Africa.

A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts hacked. David Baker tells 5live that it's like coming home and finding a window smashed. You know you've been burgled but you don't know what's been taken.

US vice president Joe Biden says it's not too late for Iran to start talking about its nuclear capabilities and that he's ready to open negotiations. Up All Night gets reaction from former Democratic presidential nominee Howard Dean who says that anything less than getting rid of the current regime in Iran is very bad for the US and very bad for the world.

After a week of violence, Egypt welcomes the start of the football season. Following the death of more than 70 fans last year though, supporters are banned from the grounds and teams have to play bin empty military stadiums. Football correspondent Inas Mahar says it's like a wedding without the guests.

Up All Night celebrates the centennial of Grand Central Terminal in New York and there's the Virtual Jukebox with tracks from The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton.

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