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Business news with Tanya Beckett: frantic US political attempts to avert a federal
debt default have pivoted back to the Senate after plans in the House of
Representatives collapsed. Plus, Simon Johnson
of MIT Sloan School of Management and the Petersen Institute, explains why he
believes the development of cricket has parallels with economic history.
have confirmed their qualification for next summer's World Cup in Brazil with a
victory over Poland at Wembley. David Bond, the BBC's sports editor, examines
England's chances of success.
police watchdog has questioned the "honesty and integrity" of police
officers who met Andrew Mitchell MP over the "plebgate" row, that led to his quitting
Julia Mulligan, the police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, gives
her analysis on the news that Home Secretary Theresa May believes disciplinary proceedings
are in order.
Republican and Democrat leaders in
the US Senate will resume efforts today to end the government shutdown and
avert a possible debt default, with less than 24 hours
until the federal authorities reach their borrowing limit. The BBC's North
America editor Mark Mardell reports.
Business news with Tanya Beckett: the release of
a report called Now for the Long Term, which urges decision makers to think
further into the future.
A drugs gang has breached IT systems
controlling container movements at the port of Antwerp, in an attempt to
traffic huge quantities of cocaine and heroin. The Today programme's Tom
The paper review.
Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever
winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries. Ms Catton
describes how it felt to win the prize.
Thought for the Day with Bishop James Jones.
An investigation by BBC News and
the online magazine Community Care says 1,500 beds
on mental health wards have closed in recent years and patients are being
transported hundreds of miles in search of a bed. The BBC's social affairs
correspondent Michael Buchanan reports, and Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National
Clinical Director for Mental Health from NHS England, explains what the NHS is
doing to tackle the findings of the investigation.
Confrontation between senior police officers
and the government in the aftermath of the so-called "plebgate" row has
intensified. Mark Easton explains
that three chief
yesterday by the home secretary for failing to launch disciplinary proceedings
against officers accused of trying to discredit the former Conservative chief
whip Andrew Mitchell,
are refusing to back down. Sir Hugh Orde, chairman of the association of chief
police officers, discusses the issue of police trust.
American documentary is looking at the first independent television network
created in Afghanistan,
after 30 years of censorship. Eva Orner, who made the documentary The
Network, and BBC Afghan's Dawood Azami, talk about
Kenya's High Court will be deciding today if President
Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy
William Ruto should continue to cooperate with the International Criminal Court
proceedings against them. Kenyan Foreign Ministry spokesman Manoa Esipisu, and
human rights advocate Benji Ndolo, examine the charges of crimes against
humanity and accusations of orchestrating the violence after elections in 2007.
Business news with Tanya Beckett: later
this week the Chancellor is expected to sign a deal in China which could see a
Chinese state company - the Chinese General Nuclear Power Group - invited to
become a co-investor in the Hinkley Point reactor in Somerset.
The latest from the Chancellor's visit to
China this week is the announcement of a multi-million pound research centre,
to be built in the UK by the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Madeline Carr, who has consulted
on issues of cyber security and social networking to the Australian Army and
Senators, and Isabel Hilton, editor of China Dialogue, discuss whether enough
due diligence has been done on the Chinese and what we are getting into by
embracing them so eagerly.
Belgium only managed a draw with
Wales in Brussels last night, but it did not matter as they had already
qualified. The BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports from Brussels on
the rise and rise of Belgian football.
The chef Heston Blumenthal's latest cookery book features very old, and
apparently extraordinary, recipes from the Middle Ages to Victorian times. Mr
Blumenthal and TV chef Michela Chiappa discuss the history of British cuisine.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.
From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.