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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tenders his resignation after a crushing referendum defeat. But will he actually step down? Also on the show: Gambia's president promised to stay in power for 'a billion years' but a political novice cuts his rule short. And should we be worried about the rise in hate crimes in America? Christopher Lockwood...

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Donald's Trump's victory has given new verve to cartoonists. But what light does caricature throw on current events and upheavals? Award-winning cartoonist for The Economist Kal Kallaugher and actor Haydn Gwynne talk to host Anne McElvoy about the art of parody and if it still has the ability to challenge

This week: clues to dinosaur evolution lurk in the amber mines of Myanmar. Author David Bodanis tells us about Einstein’s greatest mistake. And why solar energy is due soon to pay back its carbon debt. Kenneth Cukier hosts

We examine Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the bank at the epicentre of the crisis in Italy. Last week OPEC moved to rescue oil prices. Will companies now rush back into exploration? And how the birth of a new motorbike in downtown New York could revitalise inner-city manufacturing