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'Helicopter Attack' on Venezuelan Supreme Court  

Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a "terrorist attack". Also in the programme: How yesterday's global cyber attack affected Chernobyl; Former senator and vice-presidential candidate Joe Lieberman on how the US should negotiate with Iran. (Image: A mobile phone still of the helicopter that dropped grenades and fire gunshots at Venezuela's Supreme Court building in Caracas, Venezuela on 27th June 2017. Credit: Screengrab from Venezuelan television)

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Huge Cyber-Attack on Ukraine Goes Global  

A major cyber-attack has struck around the world hitting multi-national companies, transport hubs and even the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It was in Ukraine, home to Chernobyl, that the news of the malicious software first broke. Also in the programme: Fifa releases 'corruption' bid report, and The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill making enthusiastic singing of the national anthem compulsory. Picture: Ransomware infects a computer. Credit: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images.

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Europe Imposes Record Fine on Google  

The European Commission has imposed a US$2.7 billion fine on the search engine for what it called anti-competitive practices. Google said it was considering an appeal. Also in the programme: The US accuses the Syrian government of preparing a chemical weapons attack and the founder of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, chef Alain Senderens remembered. (Photo: Google logo, Credit: Press Association)

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Top US Court Partially Unblocks Donald Trump's Travel Ban  

US President Donald Trump has called a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated a "victory for our national security". The Justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down. Also in the programme: leading members of the Jewish community are angry over the stalled plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at the Western Wall, and Salvador Dali is to be exhumed for a paternity test. Picture: People protest President Trump's original travel ban. Credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

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DUP Agree to Support Theresa May’s Minority Government  

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to support UK’s governing Conservative Party in a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement. Under the agreement, they will support Theresa May’s minority government on some of its key legislative priorities. Also in the programme: Britain launches largest warship ever built for its Royal Navy, and a new bar in Madrid lets you have your siesta in the same place you eat your lunch. Picture: The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, hosts the head of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, in Downing Street, Credit: Getty Images

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Pakistan Truck Explosion Leaves Scores Dead  

Around 150 left dead after an oil tanker carrying fuel burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East. People from a nearby village reportedly gathered around the truck to collect leaking fuel when it caught fire and exploded. Also in the programme: Istanbul's gay pride march is shut down by authorities - again; Thelonious Monk's 'new' recordings. (Image: Pakistani soldiers stand guard beside burnt out vehicles at the scene where an oil tanker caught fire following an accident near the city of Ahmedpur East. Credit: SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Secret Lives of IS Fighters Revealed  

Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Photos discovered on one of their mobile phones reveal who they were and what they were doing in Iraq. BBC's Middle East correspondent, Quentin Sommerville and producer Riam Dalati, have assembled a detailed portrait of their lives. Also on the programme: Pakistan oil tanker explosion kills over a hundred people; and LGBT activists march in Istanbul despite ban by authorities. (Picture: a young IS fighter. Credit: BBC)

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London residents evacuated over fire risk  

Thousands of residents of north London tower blocks are evacuated over a fire risk after the Grenfell blaze last week. Also on the programme: The British opposition Labour party leader speaks to large crowds at the Glastonbury music festival, but not everyone is happy; An audit uncovers $1 billion unaccounted for in Mozambique. (Photo: Residents leave the Taplow tower block on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, north London, as the building is evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

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Hundreds Missing in China Landslide  

More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China Also on the programme: thousands evacuated from tower blocks in north London over risk of fire; and what noise does a woodworm make? (Picture: Rescue workers in China searching for survivors of a landslide. Credit: Reuters)

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Saudi-Led Block Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera  

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have issued Qatar with a list of 13 demands, including a request for the country to close down its state-owned broadcaster. Also in the programme: New offensive to gain control of IS stronghold of Raqqa; Saturday Night Fever dancefloor up for auction. (Photo:The Al Jazeera Media Network headquarters building in Doha. Credit: Reuters//Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo)

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Syria Rebels Push into IS-Held Raqqa  

A BBC correspondent reports from Raqqa where Arab and Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Defence Forces are fighting IS. Also in the programme: Gulf states hand Qatar demands to lift economic blockade, and HIV infections fall for the first time among British gay men. (PHOTO: A Kurdish sniper attacking IS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. CREDIT: BBC)

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Will Senators Support Healthcare Bill?  

Republican Senators in the US have released their proposals to replace Obamacare, but some have already said that they cannot back the draft bill. The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and nearly a fifth of the US economy. Also on the programme: US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary; and free sanitary towels for Kenyan schoolgirls (Photo: Healthcare worker taking blood pressure. Credit: Getty Images)

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Symbolic Iraqi Mosque Destroyed  

Islamic State destroy the distinctive Great al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul

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Who is Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince?  

Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne. Also on the programme: Iraqi forces say IS has blown up al-Nuri mosque in Mosul ; and how are perfumes changing? (Picture: Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) replaces prince Mohammed bin Nayef (right) as crown prince: Credit: EPA)

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Saudi King Changes Heir to Throne  

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ousted his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, from his role as crown prince, appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as first in line to the throne. The move consolidates the power of 31-year-old bin Salman, whose rapid ascent to power has shaken up the country’s royal family. Also in the programme: MoDem, a party allied to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, vows to continue supporting his government after three of their ministers are sacked; UK government scales back its legislative programme after Conservative party loses its majority in parliament. (Photo: Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Mohammed bin Nayef (R). Credit: EPA)

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Trump Slams North Korea After US Student's Death  

US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a "brutal regime" after the death of the US student, Otto Warmbier, who had been jailed there for more than 15 months. Also on the programme: a dramatic eyewitness account from a survivor of the forest fires in Portugal ; and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is accused of tax fraud. (Picture: US student Otto Warmbier. Credit: Reuters)

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‘Hundreds’ Killed in DRC Ethnic Violence  

The United Nations says hundreds of people have been killed in ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai province over the past three months. Also in the programme: Barclays and four former executives charged with fraud over their actions in 2008, during the financial crisis; Far-right extremism in the UK. (Photo: Volunteer brings daily food rations for Internally Displaced Persons at a camp for people fleeing the conflict in the Kasai Province in Kikwit. Credit: AFP)

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British PM Condemns 'Sickening' London Terror Attack  

At least one person has died, and ten have been injured, following a van attack on a group of Muslims outside a mosque in North London. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said the attack was a terrorist incident every bit as sickening as other recent ones in the country. Also in the programme: French President Emmanuel Macron's party wins parliamentary majority; Formal talks on Britain leaving the European Union have begun in Brussels. (Photo: Armed Police officers attend the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in north London. Credit: Reuters)

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France's Macron Set For Clear Majority In Parliamentary Elections  

French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on track for a parliamentary majority, weeks after his presidential victory. What next for his fledgling party? Also on the programme: The latest from Mali where gunmen have stormed a tourist resort popular with Westerners; Portugal declares three days of mourning as the emergency services battle to contain a forest fire which has killed more than 60 people. Plus: A piece of classical music three hours long and consisting of just one note. ( Photo; French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Getty)

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Portugal Forest Fire Claims Scores of Lives  

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has described the forest fire that has ravaged the Pedrógão Grande area of his country as its "greatest tragedy" in recent years. Scores of people have lost their lives in the fire, according to Portuguese officials. Also in the programme: The new military assault to push so-called Islamic State fighters out of the Iraqi city of Mosul; The Swedish company that could help you say goodbye to credit cards, electric keys and id cards...if you're willing to have a microchip implanted in your body. (Image: A man stands on a roadside and watches the forest fire that has claimed scores of lives in central Portugal on 18th June 2017. Credit: Patricia De Melo/AFP/Getty Images)

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