A rundown of stories from Thursday 4 April including programme highlights and comment.
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Thursday 4 April
Is there really a danger that the world could be moving towards war over North Korea? Animal rights groups are planning protests at this Saturday's Grand National after the death of two horses last year. And we speak to Peter Nichols, who has been described as one of Britain's finest playwrights.
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Grand National Festival starts today and several jumps - including Becher's Brook - have been altered to make them safer.
Griselda Al Tayib, MBE, moved to Sudan in 1950 before the Anglo-Egyptian Colony gained independence and has lived there ever since. Speaking at her home in Khartoum, she tells Today correspondent, Mike Thomson, about her affection for the country.
A vigil was held in Dharamshala earlier this week for Tibetan protester Drupchen Tsering who had set himself on fire on Tibetan independence day 50 days earlier.