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Venezuela Opens New Assembly

President Nicolás Maduro welcomes a disputed new constituent assembly amid protests at home and criticism abroad. Also in the programme: the US attorney general vows crackdown on leaks; and half of India's languages are in danger of dying out.

(Photo: Members of the National Constituent Assembly participate in its first session at Palacio Federal Legislativo in Caracas. Credit: Reuters)

Venezuela's New Assembly to be Inaugurated

A new assembly in Venezuela that will have the power to rewrite the constitution is due to be sworn in. The opposition has called for a demonstration outside the parliament building in Caracas at the same time as the swearing-in ceremony. The country's prosecutor general has asked a court in the capital to suspend the inauguration of the controversial assembly. So where does the centre of power now lie in Venezuela?

Also in the programme: The life of Muslims in India 70 years after partition; and how to make washing machines greener...and lighter.

(Image: Government supporters participate in a rally in favour of the Constituent Assembly in Caracas. Credit: EPA/Nathalie Sayago)

Can Venezuela Return From The Brink?

As tensions continue to mount between the government and opposition in Venezuela - is a negotiated peace even still possible?

Also in the programme: the case of the teenager who sent text messages to her boyfriend encouraging him to commit suicide; and the Vietnamese oil executive who disappeared in Berlin amid kidnapping claims.

(Photo: the entrance of the Caracas house of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez who was arrested this week. Credit: Getty Images)

Venezuela Probes Electoral Fraud Claims

Venezuela's chief prosecutor opens an investigation into election fraud. President Nicolas Maduro's former chief of staff gives us his assessment of the current crisis. Also in the programme: How international laws around surrogacy are changing; and India's mysterious hair thieves.

(Photo: Supporters of arrested Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma hold up a cutout of his face during a gathering in his support in Caracas. Credit: Reuters)

Venezuela 'Fixed' Vote Turnout

The company that provided the Venezuelan voting system for the controversial constituent assembly elections on Sunday, now says the turn-out figure was inflated by a least one-million.

Also in the programme: German car-makers have struck a deal to adapt some 5m cars to reduce their emissions and football star Neymar will be transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a record amount of $160m.

(Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of the election for a 'Constituent Assembly', on the day of the vote. Credit: Ronaldo Schemidt, getty images)

Is Tillerson Softening the US Stance Towards North Korea?

"We're not your enemy" says US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson to North Korea, "We do not seek a regime change." Does this conciliatory language signal a change in US policy towards that country?

Also on the programme as car makers meet up in Berlin to discus diesel emissions with politicians, we examine what this will mean for the German motor industry. And was it fair that the new female opposition party leader of New Zealand was asked if she planned to start a family on the very day that she started her job?

(Picture Kim Jong-un, Credit KNS/AFP/Getty Images)