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Wed 11 Nov 2015 06:00

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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts a visit to this country tomorrow, in which the focus will be on the trading relationship between one of the world's fastest growing economies and the former colonial power. The BBC’s South Asia correspondent Justin Rowlatt reports.


The NHS faces a steep bill as residential care homes shut their doors forcing hospitals to care for the elderly, according to a report from the independent think tank ResPublica. Phillip Blond is director of economic and social policy think-tank, Respublica, and co-author of its report Care Collapse.


The Prime Minister says that making a success of the post-euro European Union can be expressed in one sentence: it has to be possible for a country to be as successful outside the euro as in it. Olli Rehn is minister for economic affairs in Finland, and the former European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs.


Ciudad Juarez in Mexico was once known as the world's murder capital. The journalist Sandra Rodriguez Nieto chose one particular story as the subject of a book she's written about the city - the story of a teenage boy who grew up surrounded by violence and ended up murdering his own family. Tom Bateman reports. 


Sainsbury’s half-year results are out today. On Monday the boss of Tesco said that retailers were facing a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump but costs rise because of business rates and the national living wage. Mike Coupe is chief executive of Sainsbury’s.


European leaders meet in Malta today to try to offer support for Africa and reduce the number of migrants flowing from the continent. Katya Adler is the BBC’s Europe editor.


Alan Bennett’s novel The Lady in the Van has now become a film starring Dame Maggie Smith. James Naughtie spoke to Mr Bennett about her remarkable performance and about himself.


The head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory, Grigoriy Rodchenkov, has resigned a day after a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency accused Russia of widespread cheating in athletics. Travis Tygart is CEO of US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) – he pursued allegations of doping in cycling involving Lance Armstrong. We also speak to Debbie Jevans, director of sport for the London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee.


A poem that was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley more than two hundred years ago and considered lost until recently is going on public display in Oxford. Joining us on the programme are Richard Ovenden of the Bodelian Library at the University of Oxford and Dame Vanessa Redgrave, CBE and a friend of the Libraries.


European leaders meet in Malta today to try to offer support for Africa and reduce the number of migrants flowing from the continent. On the programme is Fadumo Dayib, who left Somalia as a teenager with her mother and claimed asylum in Finland.


The Bank of England is holding an 'Open Forum' to look at how "a positive future for financial markets" can be achieved. Robert Peston is the BBC’s Economics editor.


The centre-right coalition in Portugal has fallen on the issue of austerity. We're joined by the former leader of one of the governing partiers, Jose Ribeiro Castro.


We often hear about how important quantum physics could be in developing exciting new technologies like superconductors and quantum computers, and in 2013 the government invested £270m for funding research into quantum technologies. Speaking on the programme is Professor Miles Padgett of the University of Glasgow.

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