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27/04/2013

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and John Humphrys, including:

0810
12 days on from the Boston bomb, US police have announced that surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred from hospital to prison. This week, it emerged that the brothers had planned to detonate the rest of their explosives in Times Square. Ben Wright, our Washington correspondent, and Commissioner Edward Davis, Boston police commissioner, reflect on recent events.

0817
Britain's cuckoo population has seriously declined in recent decades and the British Trust for Ornithology is tracking a number of the birds to try to find out why. Dr Phil Atkinson, head of international research at the organisation, explains more about the process.

0820
The BBC's reporter Tom Esslemont explains that, every year, hundreds of children across the UK abuse their parents - sometimes tormenting them physically.

0830
The police watchdog is investigating whether a Taser electric stun gun ignited a flammable liquid which caused a man to be fatally burned. Carl Eve, a crime reporter at the Plymouth Herald who has been covering the case, and Simon Chesterman, of the Association of Chief Police Officers, reflect on the case and consider police use of Tasers.

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Saturday 27 April

North Korea says it will put an American citizen on trial, charged with trying to overthrow the government. A police watchdog is investigating the case of a man who died from burns after he was shot by police with a Taser. Plus the return of Spare Rib.

  • 27 Apr 2013 08:34:12

    0854

    The radical feminist magazine Spare Rib is to be relaunched. Charlotte Raven, the journalist relaunching the magazine, and Louise Court, editor of Cosmopolitan discuss.

  • 27 Apr 2013 08:33:21

    0845

    Following the emergence of news that drones in Afghanistan are being 'piloted' or flown from a new UK operations centre in Lincoln, four organisations are staging a march at RAF Waddington later today. Air Marshal Sir John Walker, a former Chief of Defence Intelligence, and Kat Craig, legal director at Reprieve, discuss the use of drones.

  • 27 Apr 2013 08:29:50

    0830

    The police watchdog is investigating whether a Taser electric stun gun ignited a flammable liquid which caused a man to be fatally burned. Carl Eve, a crime reporter at the Plymouth Herald who has been covering the case, and Simon Chesterman, of the Association of Chief Police Officers, reflect on the case and consider police use of Tasers.

  • 27 Apr 2013 07:57:18

    0820

    The BBC's reporter Tom Esslemont explains that  every year hundreds of children across the UK abuse their parents - sometimes tormenting them physically.

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