Venezuela Vote: Turnout Figure 'Tampered With'

The company that provided the technology for Venezuela's voting system says the turnout in Sunday's controversial election was inflated by at least one million votes. We speak to Marc Weisbrot at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC.

The world of crypto-currencies is a mystery to many of us but the range is growing in part because Bitcoin itself split into two this week. We hear from Oliver Von Landsberg Sadie who runs BitcoinBro which advises very wealthy people on how to invest in this alternative reality.

In the far north of Alaska local people are divided over their future relationship with oil. President Obama banned oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and President Trump wants to get it started. Claire Marshall reports from Alaska's northern coastline.

Last week we featured a report from Sydney about the city's food waste. In today's programme we hear from John Owens of Forgottenharvest.org - last year it shifted 22,500 of unwanted fresh food to people who couldn't have afforded to buy it.

Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has ordered the police to find those reasonable for an acid attack against the country's top anti-corruption investigator. We cross to Jakarta to speak to the BBC's Rebecca Henschke

Perfume is the theme of a new multi-sensory exhibition in London and the BBC's Mike Johnson went along for a sniff.

And joining us throughout the programme are Professor Peter Morici of the University of Maryland in Washington DC and Sushma Ramachandran, former Business Editor of The Hindu; she's with us from Delhi.

Picture description: A man casts his vote to elect a Constituent Assembly in Caracas on July 30, 2017.

Picture credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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