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6th January 2005
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Three people are still being questioned by police in connection with the murder of schoolboy Damilola Taylor. Neil Bennett reports.

The man who President George Bush wants  to be the new Attorney General faces a grilling in Congress today over his role in crafting controversial White House positions on the torture of terror suspects.

A review of this morning's papers

Business, including Dr Mohan Kaul on the tsunami summit, market news and developments in Scottish Coal.

Sports news with Steve May

World leaders taking part in a one day emergency summit in Indonesia discuss how best they can help the victims of the boxing day tsunami. 

A semblance of daily life has returned to those areas worst hit by the tsunami - including Banda Aceh in Indonesia.  Our correspondent Jonathan Head is there.

Ruth Kelly makes her first speech as education secretary today.

Our political correspondent John Pienaar tells us of the apparent squabbles between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

A review of the papers this morning in both the UK and Paris.

Such was the scale of the Indian Ocean tsunami that the east coast of Africa was also affected. Worst hit was Somalia. Laura Melo from Somalia's World Food programme tells us more.

Now for the next in our new year interviews with the Party leaders.  Today it's the Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told world leaders that nearly a billion dollars is needed NOW.  From the Summit, we spoke to Andi Wallirangang, the Indonesian president's spokesperson.

Pupils at a school in Kent  face the prospect of being tested for drugs.They can refuse,  the conservatives say the policy does not go far enough. The shadow minister for education is Tim Collins.

The Saudi ambassador to Britain Prince Turki Al Faisal talks about Saudi Arabia's dramatic increase in tsunami donation.

business update with Greg Wood.

Gordon Brown's former spin doctor Charlie Whelan.


Calestous Juma coordinator of the UN Millennium Project on Science has accused governments and international organisations of scientific illiteracy.

A study of the Great Tit suggests that small differences in habitat over as little as a mile can have an effect on the way a species evolves.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Dr. Alan Billings.

Ruth Kelly the new education secretary is promising more chances for parents to shape their children's education when she makes her first speech in her new job.

The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged international donors to convert aid pledges into cash for immediate use, aid promises have not always been kept.

Electronic Voice Phonomena or EVP, subject of the new film "white Noise", Huw Williams has this report.

The sports news with Steve May.

Alberto Gonzales, currently a member of the legal team at the White House, is  George Bush's first choice to become the next Attorney General.

business update with Greg Wood.

Oliver Stone's film of the life of Alexander the Great is anything but great if you believe american film critics.

What are the implications of friendships between politicians and journalists - the pros and the cons?

Is what we have been seeing in response to the indian ocean disaster true altruism?
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
Who's reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
Wrong guest
Sue and the wrong guest
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
Jackie Elliott
Robin Aitken's interview with Jackie Elliott before he was executed
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