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Dutch Mark Third Anniversary of MH17 Downing

It's three years to the day since Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17, going from Amsterdam, was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. It was the worst single loss of life in the war between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government. The BBC's Anna Holligan was at the event.

Also in the programme; More than a million people have now been displaced by fighting in the Central African Republic. And the British government says new regulations on internet porn will make the UK the safest place in the world for children to go online.

(Photo: Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in eastern Ukraine. Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

UAE Responds to Hacking Claims

The Washington Post has cited U.S. intelligence officials who claim the UAE orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post false quotes attributed to Qatar’s Emir. The alleged statements sparked a major ongoing dispute between Qatar and several other major Arab powers. We hear the response from the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Also in the programme; the passing of the father of the 'zombie' movie and; is Russia about to expel dozens of US diplomats?

(Photo: UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, speaks during a press conference at his office in Dubai. Credit: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelans Vote in Unofficial Referendum

Venezuelans vote in an unofficial referendum on government plans for a new assembly to change the constitution.

Also in the programme: Roger Federer wins a record 8th Wimbledon men's title; and the South Pacific raft of plastic debris that is a third of the size of Australia.

Picture: Voters queue to cast votes in Venezuela's unofficial referendum. Credit: EPA

Polish Opposition to Stage Mass Rally

Protests are expected in Warsaw following the introduction of a new law giving Poland's government direct control over the body that nominates judges. Opposition figures say that this decision is a threat to the independence of the judiciary and could undermine democracy in Poland. We hear from one of the country's supreme court judges.

Also on the programme we hear about today's unauthorized referendum in Venezuela on President Maduro's attempts to change the constitution. And what is driving the current spate of acid attacks in the UK?

(Image: Protesters outside a government building in Warsaw Credit: EPA)

Turkey Coup Attempt Commemorated

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns plotters to expect harsh treatment as thousands of people commemorate the anniversary of a failed coup in Istanbul.

Also in the programme, Jupiter's shrinking red spot, and mathematics genius Maryam Mirzakhani dies aged 40.

(PHOTO: Crowds in Istanbul. CREDIT: EPA)

Turkey One Year After Failed Coup

Turkey is holding mass rallies to mark the first anniversary of the failed military coup. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected criticism of the mass arrests and purges that have followed the coup and said its defeat was a turning point in the history of democracy. We hear from Turkey, Europe and the US to assess the state of the country.

Also in the programme: The funeral of the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo; And the new frontier for fake news: computer-generated audio.

(Image: A memorial in central Turkey with the names of people killed last year during the failed coup attempt. Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)