Superfast Trans-Pacific Cable

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Two thousand high definition movies per second - that's the speed of a new $300-million trans-Pacific cable to be laid by a Google-led consortium. Sebastian Anthony - senior editor at Extreme Tech - gives us the lowdown on the downloads.

Rupert Hargreaves - tobacco industry expert at The Motley Fool - examines plans by Philip Morris to sue the British government over proposals to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

Alan Johnson reports from Casal di Principe, south of Naples, where residents are making headway against fearsome mafia clan, the Camorra. Playwright and feminist writer Megan Stodel is in our London studio; former Federal Reserve official Andrew Huszar is at our London bureau; Rahul Tandon joins us from the streets of Calcutta.

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