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Fri 27 Sep 2013 06:00

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Five diaries

An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.

In today’s programme...

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.

  • 27 Sep 2013 06:59:38


    Here's a round-up of this morning's newspaper headlines:

  • 27 Sep 2013 06:56:17

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    Business with Simon Jack including news that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are to issue a report later saying it is more convinced than ever that its humans that are responsible for rising sea levels.



    The UN Security Council has discussed a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text. The Today programme hears the reaction of world leaders to the news.



    The world's climate scientists will try again today to convince us that global warming is man-made and a serious threat to us. The Today programme’s Tom Feilden reports.



    Business news with Simon Jack with data on the upwards rise of UK house prices.



    Interpol has issued a wanted persons notice for 29-year-old Briton, Samantha Lewthwaite, after a request from Kenya. Valentina Soria, a security analyst with London-based IHS Jane's provides anaylsis.



    Councils in England could be banned from using cameras to catch motorists who park illegally. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles explains why he is calling for the change.



    The paper review.



    Do men's attitudes change towards feminism if they have a daughter? Journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and the writer and author of Living dolls, Natasha Walter, discuss what it means to be a feminist.



    Thought for the Day with  Akhandadhi Das, a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.



    The UN climate panel will say today that it is even more convinced than before than human activity is responsible for changes in the climate which will lead to a long term rise in temperature of between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees celsius. Sir Mark Walport, the Government's chief scientist, outlines the scale an implications of the change.



    The UN Security Council has discussed a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text. The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendal reports.



    The father of a family of four people killed in a house fire in Leicester has spoken of his distress that their funerals still haven't taken place two weeks on from the blaze. The Today programme's Tom Bateman reports.



    Scientists have discovered differences in the brain structure of ballet dancers that may help them avoid feeling dizzy. Deborah Bull, a former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, and Dr Barry Seemungal, a neurologist who led the research, discuss findings of the study.



    The Labour leader Ed Miliband has stirred things up with his promised freeze on energy prices if he gets into government. Guy Newey, head of environment and energy and the think tank Policy Exchange, and the Times columnist Rachel Sylvester, discuss how the conservatives will respond.



    The military push against al-Shabab in Somalia involves an alliance of soldiers from the African Union but its southern sector commander says they need more troops and better equipment if they are to make any more significant advances. The BBC's Mark Doyle reports and Abdilaahi Mohamed Ali, Somalia's new ambassador in London, explains how al-Shabab are being targeted in Somalia.



    Business news with Simon Jack on reports that the pilot's union Balpa have claimed more than half of pilots have fallen asleep on the flight deck



    A BBC study has shown that almost half of local authorities responsible for cemeteries will run out of space for burials within the next twenty years, and a quarter within ten years. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports.



    The latest update on the state of the world's climate will be released on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden. Connie St Louis, director of the science journalism programme at City University London, and John Ashton, climate change expert, discuss why there a mismatch between public opinion of climate change and the actual science.

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