Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
HighlightsClips from this morning's programme:
Internet puzzleA new version of Cicada 3301 – a complex collection of anonymously-set puzzles - has begun. Kenny Paterson, a professor of cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, examines.
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Business news with Simon Jack.
- The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh and Miranda Carr, head of China research at North Square Blue Oak, discuss the economic problems caused by China’s debt.
- The state pension age for men and women should rise to 68 by January 2023 - a decade earlier than the plans currently set out by the Chancellor - the Institute of Economic Affairs suggest. Gabriel Sahlgren, the author of the report, discusses.
A new version of Cicada 3301 – a complex collection of anonymously-set puzzles - has begun. Kenny Paterson, a professor of cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, examines.
Four people were killed when a US air force (USAF) helicopter crashed during a "low-level" training exercise. Photographer Brian Egan, who captured the two helicopters flying just hours before the crash, and aviation expert Chris Yates speak to presenter John Humphrys.
Voters should have to show photographic ID when they go to a polling station to vote, the Electoral Commission has recommended. Its chair Jenny Watson explains.
Business news with Simon Jack. Justin King, the Sainsbury’s chief executive, discusses the supermarket’s latest sales figures.
The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship. Michael Luhan, chairman of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), examines.
An investigation by the British Medical Journal has found that since the current government came to power it has had met with the drinks industry on 130 separate occasions. Jane Ellison, Conservative MP for Battersea, examines.
The paper review.
This year’s BAFTA nominations are set to be announced. The BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz reports.
Thought for the Day, with Akhandadhi Das - a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.
Labour is to force a vote in Parliament on its plans to give councils the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines from bookmakers' shops. Neil Goulden, chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers, and Matt Zarb-Cousin, a former addict of the machines, discuss.
Prof Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, has warned of the threat posed by the emergence of infections - such as TB and malaria - that have become resistant to antibiotics. The Today programme’s Sima Kotecha reports; plus Mr Farrar speaks to presenter John Humphrys.
The French President Francois Hollande has written to local authorities in France urging them to ban the controversial comedian Dieudonne on public order grounds. French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy analyses.
Syria is now believed to have become the scene of the single biggest wave of kidnappings in modern journalism. The Today programme’s Tom Bateman reports.
Matt Novak, the man behind Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, discusses the predictions made by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov 50 years ago, regarding cars in 2014.
Business news with Simon Jack. Jerome Booth, an emerging markets economist and financier, analyses the further slumps predicted in emerging market assets.