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Tuesday 25th October 2005
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The UN Security Council is to discuss allegations of Syrian links to the murder of Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri. Susannah Price reports.

Iraq is awaiting the outcome of the crucial referendum on a draft constitution. Jim Muir has more.

Phone equipment firm Ericsson is to take over telecoms firm Marconi. More from Greg Wood.

How should England cricketers approach their visit to Pakistan? Garry Richardson has the details.

Mike Baker analyses Tony Blair's new school plans, which is expected to be published tomorrow.

The EU is expected to banned live wild bird imports to Europe today. Tim Franks has more.

John Pienaar looks at the prospect of a Cabinet revolt over plans for a smoking ban in England.

A review of today's paper in the UK and Poland.

Rachel Hooper looks at events Yesterday in Parliament.

Stephen Lewis, UN special envoy for HIV-Aids, talks to us about his organisation's campaign to highlight the plight of Aids victims.

Roland Buerk reports on the relief efforts in Pakistan in the wake of South Asia earthquake

We speak to Respect MP George Galloway about new claims suggesting that he profited from Saddam Hussein's oil-for-food programme.

Nicola Stanbridge gauges parents reaction to the government's new schools plan. Lib Dem's James Kempton comments.

Global accounting giant KPMG set to pay record bonuses to its staff. Greg Wood tells us more.

Huw Williams reports on vandals who might sound the death knoll for bothies, the traditional refuge of Scottish mountaineers.

Garry Richardson with the sports news.

Raphael Rowe looks at tension between Blacks and Asians in Birmingham. Hear our discussion on the root cause of the problem.

Can music capture the beauty of the Lea Valley, before the Olympics take over? Artist Bob Stanley and film director Paul Kelly discuss.

Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou talks to us about Europe's defences to a possible flu pandemic.

Is the new schools plans a watershed for New Labour? Nick Robinson finds out. Education Secretary Ruth Kelly and ex-teacher Mike Tomlinson comments.

Is Dame Kelly Holmes set to retire? Garry Richardson has the sports news.

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway talk to us ahead of their UK visit to mark the centenary of their nation's independence from Sweden.

BP boss Lord Browne says the current oil price is "unsustainable". More from Greg Wood.

What debt do modern crime writers owe Agatha Christie? Crime writer Val McDermid and Agatha Christie's grandson Matthew Pritchard dicuss.

The death of a parrot from a strain of bird flu this week is causing a flurry among bird fanciers. Bob Walker finds out.

The late Rosa Parks is remembered by US politician Rev Jesse Jackson and Labour's David Lammy.
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Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Can of what John?
John gets confused over the expression, 'opened a can of worms.'
- 18th March 2005
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?
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.

50th anniversary of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
The uncut interview with Sir Peter Hall, the first director to stage the play in 1955, with the last surviving member of the original main cast, Timothy Bateson who played 'lucky', and playwright Ronald Harwood.
Jim Naughtie speaks to the Archbishop of Kaduna, Josiah Idowu Fearon, about the Anglican Church in Africa and tensions between Christians and Muslims. (25/05/05)
Edward Stourton interviews Monsignor Charles Burns, a retired head of the Vatican's Secret Archives, in Rome about the funeral of the Pope John Paul II.
Part 1
Part 2
First BBC interview of Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Mr Begg speaks to our reporter Zubeida Malik about his ordeal and how he continues to campaign for five Britons still there to be freed.
Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America whose is retiring after 24 years.
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.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
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