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12/02/2013

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 February 2013

Round-up of the day's news, with Ritula Shah.

There's international condemnation after the latest nuclear test by the North Koreans - but will China now get tough with it's old friend and neighbour ?

New developments tonight on the horsemeat scandal as an abattoir in west Yorkshire and a meat processing firm in west Wales are closed down, after they're suspected of selling horsemeat labelled as beef. We'll hear from the Food Standards Agency.

And President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address - when he's expected to announce another big drawdown of troops from Afghanistan. But what happens when they're all gone ? We'll hear about fears that it will mean a bigger flow of illegal drugs into neighbouring Tajikistan - which will then find their way to western Europe.

Also tonight - the government publishes plans for setting up a new press regulator, backed by a Royal Charter. We'll ask Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman what happened to Lord Leveson's idea of statutory legislation.

And the new boss of Barclays tries to draw a line in the sand after the Libor and PPI mis-selling scandals. But is cutting thousands of jobs in the profitable investment bank the right strategy ? We'll discuss.

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