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Mon 17 Oct 2016 06:00

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UKIP's National Executive Committee meets this afternoon to discuss the arrangements to elect the next leader of the party. Paul Oakden is UKIP chairman.


A giant panda believed to have been the oldest ever kept in captivity has died at the age of 38, officials say. Henry Nicholls is author of The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal.


Overnight a military operation began to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second city, from so-called Islamic State militants. James Jeffery is former US ambassador to Iraq.


Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as "biased" a report accusing him of not doing enough to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour party. Rhea Wolfson was elected a CLP representative on Labour's NEC earlier this year.


The former Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster Anthony Foley has died at the age of 42. Ian Robertson is the BBC’s rugby correspondent.


The newly appointed chair of the Child Abuse Inquiry Professor Alexis Jay is reportedly to confirm that the inquiry will be scaled back amid criticisms of its scope and management. Sharon Evans was member of the original inquiry panel and Chris Tuck is on the Victims and Survivors' Consultative Panel.


On Wednesday Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will have their last head-to-head debate. It will be a testing moment for them both. The BBC’s James Naughtie reports from Las Vegas.


Fourteen unaccompanied migrant children will arrive in Britain this morning to be reunited with their relatives. An EU regulation allows them to seek asylum in the UK because they have relatives here. Lord Williams is former Archbishop of Canterbury.


The government has outlined plans for a new system of rapid compensation for parents in England whose babies are injured because of failings in maternity care. Jeremy Hunt is the health secretary.


The new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone today with the ceremonial laying of the keel. Sir David Attenborough is a naturalist and broadcaster.


Overnight a military operation began to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second city, from so-called Islamic State militants. Dr Nezar Ismet Taib is head of the Ministry of Health directorate in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan.


Philip Hammond has raised concerns about restrictions on migration following Brexit, according to various newspapers this morning. Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP.


Is either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump fit for office? Could a Donald Trump presidency really happen? Jeremy Paxman is presenting an episode of Panorama this evening looking at these questions.


Big data has revolutionised biology, even giving rise to a new discipline - bio-informatics. But not everyone is convinced that is necessarily a good thing. Today programme science editor Tom Feilden reports.


Hundreds of Olympians and Paralympians will parade through Manchester city centre today to celebrate their success at Rio 2016. Sue Murphy is deputy leader of Manchester City Council and one of the organisers of the parade and Katherine Grainger is Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian.


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