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22/07/2016

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Fri 22 Jul 2016 06:00

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The European Union says Turkey's measures against the education system; the judiciary and the media following the failed coup are "unacceptable". Ravza Kavakci Kan is an MP and a member of the senior executive committee of President Erdogan's AK party.

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A report by the Business, Innovation and Skills committee states Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley must be held accountable for failings at the company. Iain Wright is chair of the committee.

0709

Donald Trump has accepted the Republican nomination for president at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. Special correspondent James Naughtie reports.

0714

The government’s counter extremism strategy risks making extremism worse according to the Joint Committee on human rights. Harriet Harman is chair of the joint committee on human rights.

0723

One of the world's leading projects in the search for dark matter has concluded a 20-month search without results. The LUX project, based in a former gold-mine in South Dakota, a mile underground and surrounded by a 72,000 water tank, will now rebuild a larger detection tank for use in 2020. Dr Carolin Crawford is public astronomer at Cambridge University.

0733

The entire Russian athletics team is facing a ban from the Olympics after a court in Switzerland rejected a Russian appeal against the idea of a ban for state sponsored doping. Now the IOC must make the final decision. Ed Warner is chairman of UK Athletics.

0742

Temperatures in Iraq have peaked above a sweltering 50 degrees in the capital Baghdad.  Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet went out on the streets to find out how people try to beat the heat.

0748

Terror attacks, attempted abduction and a failed military coup have made Europe’s security seem more fragile now than it has been in decades. Rob Wainwright is the British man who heads Europol - the EU’s law enforcement agency.

0810

More on Donald Trump accepting the Republican nomination for president at the party’s national convention in Cleveland: James Rubin is an American journalist and former assistant secretary of state in Bill Clinton’s administration and Lindsay Newman is a senior consultant with risk consultancy group IHS Markit.

0819

Groundhog Day premieres at the Old Vic in London next month. It is based on the film starring Bill Murray, in which a man has to re-live the same day over and over again. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.

0829

An extraordinary summit of the British-Irish Council is being held in Cardiff. The Summit has been convened to consider the outcome of the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union and the implications for the Council and its members. Arlene Foster is first minister of Northern Ireland and Martin McGuinness is deputy first minister of Northern Ireland.

0840

60 years ago today saw the birth of the Official Albums Chart - the UK's official weekly charts. Bob Harris is BBC Radio 2 presenter.

0844

There are just two weeks to go before the opening ceremony of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. There is an air of pride in South America but as Brazil's political and economic crisis worsens many say it has exposed the fragility of what is still a violent and unequal society. Wyre Davies reports from Rio.

0850

The Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital are launching a ‘cancer evolution’ strategy focusing on tackling the problem of cancers becoming resistant to cancer drugs. Professor Paul Workman is chief executive of The Institute of Cancer Research.

0853

On this morning four weeks ago the UK woke up to news that Britain had decided to leave the European Union. Is it too early to say if the economy has been harmed by Brexit? Patrick Minford is professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School and Ngaire Woods is dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and professor of global economic governance at Oxford University.

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