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Maduro Celebrates Venezuela Vote

President Nicolas Maduro hails victory in vote for new National Constituent Assembly and mocks "emperor" Trump.

Also in the programme: Apple pulls VPN apps from China and the 100th anniversary of the battle at Passchendaele.

Picture: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrates election results after a national vote on his proposed Constituent Assembly at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, 31 July 2017. Credit: EPA/NATHALIE SAYAGO

Several Dead as Venezuela Votes

Several people have been killed in Venezuela as the government holds a deeply divisive election for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution. We get the latest on the violence from our correspondent in Caracas and hear from the opposition why they are boycotting the vote.

Also in the programme: Remembering Passchendaele, one of the First World War's bloodiest battles; and can the US protect itself effectively from North Korea with a missile defense shield?

(Image: An opposition supporter walks near burning motorcycles during clashes in Caracas. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Controversial Referendum in Venezuela

Venezuelans go to the polls in a deeply divisive election for a new constituent assembly. The opposition are boycotting the poll, saying the whole process is just a means for President Maduro to maintain his grip on power. More than one hundred Venezuelans have been killed during four months of unrest.

Also on the programme, Australian authorities have arrested four people who they allege are involved in a plot to blow up aircraft. And, as we approach the twentieth anniversary of her death in Paris, why does Diana, Princess of Wales, exert such an attraction to so many people to this day?

(Picture Voters in Caracas Credit AFP)

What's Next For Pakistan?

The ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif names his brother as successor a day after he was disqualified by the country's Supreme Court over corruption allegations. Also in the programme: the music festival drug testers and an opera premiere on a sleeper train.

(Photograph shows Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Can Donald Trump turn his fortunes around?

It's been a rocky week for the Trump administration. It began with the president's son in law, Jared Kushner, being interviewed as part of congressional enquiries into Russia and it ended with the defeat of proposed healthcare reforms. President Trump now has a new chief of staff; former general John Kelly has replaced Reince Priebus. Will this move turn the administration's fortunes around? Jonah Goldberg is a senior editor at the conservative magazine the National Review and Nancy Soderberg is a former deputy National Security Advisor to Barack Obama.

Also on the programme Sri Lanka has leased the southern port of Hambantota to China. A great deal of the World's Trade passes through there. Is this a good deal? And we look at the life and work of John G Morris; the photo editor who published some of the most iconic images of war in the twentieth century, including Robert Capa's D-Day pictures, and Nick Ut's iconic photograph of a young Vietnamese girl on fire following a napalm attack. He has died at the age of 100.

(Picture Donald Trump Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

North Korea Conducts New Missile Test

Military sources in the US and South Korea say another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile has been fired in the direction of Japan, landing in the sea. This comes less than a month since the last North Korean missile launch.

Also in the programme: Walter Shaub tells us why he resigned as head of the US independent Office of Government Ethics, and Europe's top court has ordered Poland to stop logging in an ancient forest.

Picture: a man looks at images showing missile launches and military exercises. Credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images.