Up All Night - 05/10/2010
Rhod Sharp brings you world stories through the night.
Child benefit will be scrapped for high earners as part of the Government's drive to reduce the budget deficit. Dr Spencer Pitfield, Chair of the Sheffield Conservatives, and Henry Hill, a member of Conservative Future debate this.
The leader of Holland's Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, has gone on trial. John Tyler, the political editor of Radio Netherlands International, was in court.
The US Supreme Court sits for the first time in its new session today. Professor Charles Fried worked with the new Justice Kagan at Harvard, and tells us she will do a great job.
Sir Norman Wisdom has died. We speak to Tony Staveacre, the author of Slapstick! The History of Knockabout Comedy and Kevin Powis the director of Expresso, Sir Norman's last film.
The Global Marine Census has been released to the world. Oceanographer Dr Patricia Miloslavich did her work along the rocky shores of Venezuala, and told Rhod how they made the discoveries.
The race is on to land a robot on the moon. Groups of space enthusiasts are competing for $20 million. The competitors have gathered on the Isle of Man this week. Fred J Bourgeois, founder of Team Frednet, tells us about the competition.
Three people have been killed and twenty-seven tankers set on fire in an attack on a Pakistani fuel depot supplying Nato troops in Afghanistan. Shaukat Qadir is a former Pakistan Army Brigadier and now works as a security analyst.
And from the Commonwealth Games there's swimming commentary, with Bob Ballard and multi Commonwealth medal winner Karen Pickering; and we catch a goal at the hockey as Alastair Eykyn commentates on England's women v Wales's women.