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after a nine month battle, the iraqi government says it has liberated the city held by is extremists for three years. mosul is back under the control of iraqi troops but the price paid by its civilians has been immense. of iraqi troops but the price paid thousands have been killed or injured, and nearly a million people killed or injured, displaced from their homes by the fighting. we'll be analysing what the future holds for mosul and for is. also tonight: the parents of terminally ill charlie gard take a petition signed by their supporters to the hospital treating him. by their supporters there's just a lot of people who think what is happening here is wrong. of people who think parents know their children best. of people who think drugs, drones and mobile phones, of people who think new figures reveal the havoc they're causing in our prisons. how to make a masterpiece, causing in our prisons. the foundry that's created scores of outstanding sculptures. shouting of outstanding sculptures. cheering
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commentator: there goes another one! studio: and moeen ali takes six wickets as england beat south africa in their first test of the summer. wickets as england beat south africa good evening. the iraqi government said today that the city of mosul has been liberated from so—called islamic state, three years after it was first occupied by the extremists. the second largest city in iraq was where is declared its "caliphate" in 2014. was where is declared since then, its grip on territory has been gradually reduced in iraq and in syria. has been gradually reduced in the last nine months has been gradually reduced it's been targeted in mosul by the iraqi army backed by us and coalition air strikes. and has lost ground,
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street—by—street. tonight, the defence secretary sir michael fallon congratulated the iraqis and highlighted the role played by the raf. but as our defence correspondent jonathan beale has seen in mosul, victory has come at a cost, with an estimated 800,000 civilians driven from their homes. with an estimated 800,000 voiceover: what was once a beautiful old city is now mostly rubble. every building deeply scarred or destroyed by months of war. we joined the search and rescue teams looking for survivors. but more often, they are just recovering bodies. with the heat, there is also the strong smell of decay. ali is hoping against hope the strong smell of decay. that his brother and his family are still alive. their house was hit in an air strike just a few weeks ago. it was being used by islamic state fighters. ali says that he spoke to his brother on this phone while he was trapped somewhere under the rubble. and then, he stopped answering.
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under the rubble. all they find here is decaying corpses. it's a similar story everywhere they go. while that was happening, everywhere they go. the iraqi prime minister was en route to mosul, to declare the liberation of the city. he arrived draped with an iraqi flag of the city. and surrounded by troops who spent the last nine months trying to wrestle the city from is control, in the toughest of battles. even this morning there was the sound of gunfire, the children so used to it, they don't even flinch. families are making their way through any way they can to safety. this through any way they can to safety. territory up thl under this territory up there is still under islamic state control, a small parcel of land. as you can see, they are pretty desperate. it's hard to celebrate freedom
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from is when you have just been fighting to survive. from is when you have just been these family say they have little food or water. they have left behind loved ones under rubble. many will carry the scars of this battle for the rest of their lives. these children have been prisoners of is for much of their short lives. now, after three years, of is for much of their short lives. iraq's prime minister has declared their city liberated. but for these families, it has come at a huge price. studio: well, our middle east editor jeremy bowen is here. what jeremy bowen is here. does this moment mean foi and what does this moment mean for mosul and for iraq? well, it is cause to celebrate, islamic state's grip has been prised off iraq and across the board in syria as well. but this does not mean peace, it does not mean the end of their ideology, either, these jihadists groups are very good at regenerating
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themselves. the problem is, iraq and syria and other countries in the region have been incubators for that kind of ideology and some of the forces, poor governance, poverty, shia—sunni hatred, sectarian hatred, inter—muslim hatred, all of that has fed in, and those factors are still there. as for iraq itself, all kinds of risks of renewed civil war. the problem is, the country has been coming apart at the seams, the kurdish, in the north, are having an independence referendum in september. if iraq continues to fracture like that, then it will be accompanied by a great deal of violence. the parents of charlie gard, the ii—month old who has a terminal genetic disorder, handed a petition to great 0rmond street hospital today asking for him to be allowed
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to travel to the united states for experimental drug treatment. the high court will consider the case again tomorrow after new evidence was put forward. the case again tomorrow wyre davies reports. the case again tomorrow you are urged ordinarily. voiceover: his parents say that they will accept help and support from wherever it comes. we continue to pray for their precious, beautiful son. who has captured the imagination of the world. ii—month—old charlie is severely disabled and brain damage, his future has been the subject of a long legal battle, doctors at great 0rmond street hospital said that no treatment will improve the quality of his life and they should be allowed to switch off life—support systems, a view supported by a high court ruling. today, is parents delivered a petition signed by 350,000 people to the hospital, after they say new medical information suggests there are some might be able to benefit from
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experimental treatment overseas. there is just a experimental treatment overseas. there isjust a lot experimental treatment overseas. there is just a lot of people who think what has happened here is wrong. you know, parents know their children best. people making decisions about him have spent very little time with him. we are there 24 hours a day. if he was suffering and in pain, we could not sit there. legally handing in the petition does not change anything but the supporters and the parents are emboldened by new medical information coming from italy and the united states. great 0rmond street hospital is not issued a statement today, doctors stand by the original ruling. the crux of the matter is, you should have a say over the future of charlie, says the american pastor now supporting the family. he denies turning this into a religious argument. should the courts and government officials be involved in what should be a parent ‘s decision? they are the ones
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interfering, they are the ones usurping rights. great 0rmond street says its doctors have explored every possible treatment, the hospital has requested another high court hearing tomorrow, with those of what it describes as the new claims from overseas. studio: the newjustice secretary says he's determined to tackle failings in the prison service after it was revealed that more service than 200 kilograms of drugs and 13,000 mobile phones were found injails in england and wales last year. david liddington said the number of prison officers was being increased following cuts under the coalition government. here's our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani. voiceover: london's pentonville prison late last year. orders from inmates for drugs and mobile phones being delivered by gangs on the outside, packages thrown or catapulted over walls and security netting, packages thrown or catapulted over
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prisoners using makeshift hooks to recover them. it is big business. hooks to recover them. new figures from the ministry ofjustice show the industrial scale of what is going on. ofjustice show the industrial scale two hundred and twenty five kilograms of drugs seized, 13,000 mobile phones, five kilograms of drugs seized, 7000 extra simm cards, large—scale prisons smuggling has become a fact of life. large—scale prisons smuggling has i'll tell you what, in some prisons, it is easier to get drugs and phones than it was for me to get funded to do education. how about that? to do education. people are stuck in a cell, 23 hours a day, they want escape. look, people in society go to the pub for escape, you've got drug addicts in society, to suggest it will not happen in prison, ridiculous. to suggest it will not happen prison inspectors say that drugs fuel violence inside and phones help arrange crimes back in the community. labour says deep cuts are to blame. in the community. ministers have pledged an extra 2,500 officers by the end of next year but there will still be fewer staff than seven years ago. but there will still be fewer staff and these are the figures on violence and staffing that critics say ministers must confront. on violence and staffing that assaults have reached a record high on violence and staffing that of more than 26,000 incidents.
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on violence and staffing that up 10,000 since 2010. on violence and staffing that at the same time, front line prison officers have fallen, tojust over 18,000, that is down almost 6500. what i'm determined to do is to try to bring about improvements, build on what my predecessor, liz truss, did in getting extra prison officers, liz truss, did in putting in place effective measures to detect more accurately the problem we have with drugs, the new challenge we have with drones and mobile phones in prison, so they are more secure places. drones and mobile phones in prison, but drones remain the biggest challenge. walls around the prison won't stop airborne contra band, so police are turning to intelligence to stop the drones. experts say there are plenty of them out there because there is big money to be made. out there because there studio: the prime minister will try to regain the political initiative this week with a speech in which she will say her "commitment to change britain is undimmed." it's expected theresa may will reiterate her desire to deliver
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on what she promised when she took office a year ago. our political correspondent chris mason is in downing street. chris, what can we expect. mason is in downing street. we mason is in downing street. can expect the nobod) black we can expect the nobody behind the black door will describe this as a relaunch but there is a sense that after the commotion and turbulence of the last couple of months, the voluntarily called general election in which she slipped backwards, is that she would like to project getting on with the job and fighting back. there is a real awareness that after the turbulence, the headlines that continue to emerge, gossip among conservative mps, which one cabinet minister today had to dismiss as a result of conservatives having too much per second in the warm sunshine(!), theresa may needs to prove that she can lead. but the simple reality of that shrivelled majority is that governing will be difficult. —— —— too much prosecco
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in the warm more than 100,000 people have taken part in an anti—government demonstration in turkey's biggest city, istanbul. demonstration in turkey's biggest crowds waved red and white turkish flags as the opposition leader called for the restoration of justice. our correspondent mark lowen reports from istanbul. voiceover: it is hard to speak out in turkey now. but not today. to speak out in turkey now. an unparalleled act of defiance against president erdogan, hundreds of thousands streaming into istanbul, under the word "justice", some of them walking the 280 miles from ankara. if you are agreeing with the government on state you are treated well. with the government on state but if you are thinking differently, asking for some benefits, some rights, then you are treated as a terrorist. erdogan is a tough leader, as a terrorist. he does not like us, he does not like modern people. protest began when an opposition mp was jailed but grew fast. tens of thousands marching in the heat, headed by the sprightly 68—year—old opposition leader. in the heat, headed by the sprightly
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they are fighting repression, 50,000 people arrested since last year's failed coup, 140,000 sacked or suspended. he arrived to cheers of "rights, law, justice", and vowed to end what he called a dictatorship. law, justice", and vowed to end translation: we will rise up against injustice, oppression, and persecution. up against injustice, i want peace and fraternity, i call on all of us to live together. let's not fight anymore, let our differences be our richness. this has shaken president erdogan, let our differences be our richness. who slammed the march for supporting terrorism. it is rhetoric that rubs off for supporting terrorism. on the half of turkey that loves him, like this shop owner. translation: the opposition leader only wants to look good by foreign powers. leader only wants to look he is leading the nation to chaos, he should represent me, not the terrorists. he should represent me, the more secular, liberal side of turkey
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has found its voice with this movement. anti—erdogan feeling and demand for the rule of law uniting a fragmented opposition. for the rule of law uniting the question now is whether they can sustain this momentum and challenge the government at the next election, in 2019. the justice march has drawn support here, and abroad, including from jeremy corbyn. support here, and abroad, channelling this energy into a credible political movement will be a far tougher task. into a credible political movement studio: family doctors are being urged to seek out who might be suffering serious mental ill—health following major disasters such mental ill—health as the manchester attacks and the grenfell tower fire. experts say symptoms often emerge several weeks after a major traumatic event. emerge several weeks —— studio: family doctors are being urged to seek out patients who might be suffering serious mental ill—health following major disasters such mental ill—health as the manchester attacks and the grenfell tower fire. nhs england says support services are available. our health editor hugh pym has more. voiceover: the physical injuries may be healing, but today, there is a warning that the mental scars will take a lot longer. i think what the nhs needs to do...
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scars will take a lot longer. shaheen, who lives near grenfell tower, is one of a team of volunteers near grenfell tower, working with the nhs to reach local people most in need of support. from his own experience, he knows what others could be going through. he knows what others i live in a tower as well, he knows what others so those first few days, i could not sleep, at all, i could not stop thinking about the tower, grenfell tower, about is only people in need. also because i live in a tower, i think, that could have been me. local gps near grenfell tower say that four weeks on, people are still coming in with acute stress. evidence suggests the most serious problems can emerge sometime after a traumatic event. problems can emerge sometime it's starting to have an effect on them now, in terms of anxiety symptoms, not being able to sleep at night, and i have had patients in who wake up at night time, hearing screaming from the building. in who wake up at night time, it is very distressing for these patients. another doctor makes this urgent appeal to the authorities. give these people suitable, adequate, permanent housing, as soon as possible,
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adequate, permanent housing, because it is going to be really difficult to expect them to get well and engage in therapy and start to try and heal when something as fundamental as permanent housing is still up in the air. nhs england has promised to give gps the backing they need, though there is no offer of new funding. will more money and resources be needed to meet extra demand? we believe yes, more people will come forward for trauma counselling, we want them to. and we are very certain we can meet the need. it is notjust the public; for nhs staff involved in major emergencies, mental challenges are now emerging. staff involved in major emergencies, really, people have been in shock up until now, there has not been time to find out if people really do have any mental health issues because we are still being, trying to process what happened. because we are still being, and remember what happened, because, you know, your mind blanks things out.
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because, you know, your the nhs has had to set up support systems for its staff as well as patients systems for its staff caught up in the aftermath of trauma and tragedy. studio: contemporary sculptures by artists like damian hirst and sarah lucas may be world famous, but the people who actually make them are less well known. now, a new exhibition in chester's ancient cathedral brings together 90 art works, many created by a single foundry. our arts editor will gompertz has been finding out more. voiceover: the medieval magnificence of chester cathedral. where, for the rest of the summer, gothic splendour will rub shoulders with contemporary art. gothic splendour will rub shoulders the artists on show are well—known: damien hirst, lynn chadwick, angus fairhurst and sarah lucas. damien hirst, lynn chadwick, but they did not make the works,
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they were fabricated here, deep in rural gloucestershire at what is quite possibly the largest art—specific foundry in the world. this is a sand mould, that is another way of casting the work. that is another way it was set up by rungwe kingdon and his wife in the mid—1980s, and now employs nearly 200 craftsmen and women, producing sculptures sometimes with nothing more to go on than a sketched drawing from an artist. on than a sketched drawing the old —fashioned way of an artist making an object, bringing it to a foundry, and there's a service you get it, you make a mould and you cast it into bronze, that's actually probably a smaller part of what we do now. it's much more about artists trying to make an image with a foundry. do you ever get to a situation where you think, "for goodness' sake, i should be signing this work?" no, absolutely not. i should be signing this work?" you need artists, you need their language, you need their image,
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you need their ideas, they are the people who literally create our culture, and we are the people who help them make that material reality. the cathedral is the most amazing connection to craftsmanship of another age. amazing connection to to be able to put the craftsmanship and the art of this age, to be compared and react to the art and craft of the medieval age, seems to be a beautiful thing to do. and craft of the medieval age, i see myself perhaps as a composer. and craft of the medieval age, the analogy is that pangolin is the orchestra, by which the work is realised. pangolin is the orchestra, without the orchestra, the music simply stays on the page. chester cathedral was built by craftsmen nearly 1000 years ago. pangolin say their sculptures are made to lastjust as long. these are the artefacts of our age for future generations to ponder. will gompertz, bbc news. for future generations to ponder. studio: time now for the sport. england's cricketers have won the first test against south africa by 211 runs in an emphatic
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display at lords. they were in control throughout, despite a batting collapse in their second innings. despite a batting collapse andy swiss watched the action. despite a batting collapse voiceover: for england, it was a day which ended so perfectly and yet began so poorly for england. a batting collapse straight from the bad old days, losing seven wickets before lunch. from the bad old days, liam dawson's the most spectacular, no—one saw that coming. once again a key man slipped through south africa's fingers, jonny bairstow with an early reprieve. he went on to frustrate them with a half century. south africa's target 331, and bairstow was back to haunt them. this time brilliance behind the stumps, and from there south africa capitulated. the stumps, and from there there was no doubting the star of the show. moeen ali, his six wickets sent south africa spinning. indeed south africa spinning. it was all over in barely the blink indeed it was all over in barely the blink ofan indeed it was all over in barely the blink of an eye, the 19th wicket of an astonishing day. forjoe root, in
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his first game in charge, one to remember. and so a dramatic and emphatic victory for england, there are new era and a new captain is off to the best possible start. —— their new era under a new captain is off to the best possible start. andy swiss, bbc news, lord's. is off to the best possible start. studio: england's women beat defending champions australia in their world cup match by three runs, in a thrilling finish at bristol. runs, in a thrilling the aussies needed a six off their last ball, but couldn't do it. off their last ball, it means england have now won four matches in a row and are top of the standings. four matches in a row wayne rooney has returned to everton from manchester united, 13 years after leaving the club. from manchester united, top scorer for both club and country, rooney had become increasingly sidelined in recent seasons. the 31—year—old returns to goodison park for free on a two—year deal. to goodison park for free richard conway reports. to goodison park for free voiceover: he is one of england's greats and manchester united's record goal scorer.
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greats and manchester united's commentator: that is wayne rooney! greats and manchester united's but with his playing time limited at old trafford, wayne rooney has gone back to the club he has always called home. to the club he has i'm to the club he has ecstatic. i have kept it quiet but i'm ecstatic. i have kept it quiet but i have been wearing everton pyjamas all this time! there was talk of wayne rooney perhaps moving to china or maybe even america, but in the end he has opted to come back to where it all began for him as a young boy, and the fans will be walking through these gates at the start of the new season knowing he is back in the blue of everton. the man who discovered rooney in the blue of everton. as an eight—year—old playing for a junior team in liverpool says he remembers a boy who simply loved to score goals. strength of him, you know, he was only a little lad, you know, and, but that was young wayne. he has been a long time gone from here. too long, really. welcome home. with some critics believing rooney to be a shadow of the player he once was, rooney to be a shadow everton fans will hope this move can inspire a return to his very best. for rooney, there may be a sense of unfinished business at a club he has always held close to his heart.
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richard conway, bbc news, liverpool. to his heart. and that's the sport. to his heart. that's almost it from us, but before we go, here's a look ahead to a special series coming up this week on the bbc news at ten. our china editor carrie gracie will be looking at what's being called its project of the century, investing nearly a trillion pounds, to create a new silk road. this to create a new silk road. is china's ancient silk rt laden this is china's ancient silk road, laden camels once set out for the markets of the west, now, china wa nts to markets of the west, now, china wants to create a much bigger 21st—ce ntu ry wants to create a much bigger 21st—century version but can it do it? join me on a 7000 milejourney to find out, here on bbc news. that's coming up throughout the week. hello.
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this is bbc news. let's hear a little more now from the parents of charlie gard, the 11—month old who has a terminal genetic disorder. the high court will consider the case again tomorrow after new evidence was put forward. our correspondent anisa kadri spoke earlier to connie yates and chris gard, charlie's mum and dad, about that court hearing. tomorrow is the first hearing and there will be another later in the week. that'll be the scary one, the day we get the results. we need to stay hopeful. we hope that the judge listens to the seven experts that we have now, they say that there is a chance of it working for charlie and they agree he should have this opportunity, as do we. all of other supporters do as well and we hope we get this chance. did you think your battle had come to an end? explain what was going through your head at the time. we did. it was very close,
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very close. he is still fighting up there, we said months ago that we would never give up. he deserves this chance. we will keep going. would never give up. he deserves this chance. we will keep goingm the fight taking you away from being with him? we spend all of our time with him? we spend all of our time with him, literally 24 hours a day. there is someone with him right now, and we will go straight back after this. we want to thank all of our supporters, and one of the worlds most powerful men tweeting about other little boy. raising 1.3 million... over 1.3 million now for his treatment. a lot of people agree with us. parents know their children best but it is notjust about what we think but what other doctors think as well. we are not slating great ormond street, we've seen amazing things happen. those children are on treatment but our children are on treatment but our child is not. i think he needs the chance and he deserves it. doctors
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said treatment may not make a difference to charlie, how relieved are you that great ormond street that this request in at the high court? we are relieved, theresa may made a statement that if any new evidence comes to light, she hopes it will be looked at. and charlie's best interests will be re—evaluated, not word for word, sorry, but i hope that they do. they take into consideration now seven doctors. 18 children are on the medication, getting stronger and getting better. it isa getting stronger and getting better. it is a miracle, what happens. one girl ona 24—hour it is a miracle, what happens. one girl on a 24—hour ventilator like charlie, and one year later she is riding a bike. it's medicine, no major side—effects, it's not an operation or anything. president trump is supporting you, people from america have been here today, including a reverend, tell me what it means to you to have that support from america, and from lots of parts
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of the world? it is absolutely amazing. there are a lot of people who agree what we are doing is right. this could happen to anyone. we are two normal, everyday people. we are two normal, everyday people. we are two normal, everyday people. we are not strong people but what is strong is our love for our little boy. he's kept us going. if he was lying there in pain and suffering, we would not be stood here now. we are with him 24 hours a day. people say, i could not sit there and watch my child suffer, neither could we. have parents got in touch with you, going through similar things? we spoke to the kings previously, they ended up being right and wanted to ta ke ended up being right and wanted to take their child to another country for treatment, that has come into the nhs we believe this year. if the same thing happens to charlie, he could get the treatment, it could work and they could bring it here. that was our correspondent anisa kadri talking to connie yates and chris gard, the parents of baby charlie, who's the subject of a high court challenge this week.
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first, here's the weather with sarah keith lucas. good evening. sunday was a day of mixed fortunes, in terms of the weather. a lot of dry and bright weather. a lot of dry and bright weather across england and wales. these were the scenes captured by weather watchers in shropshire, some fairweather cumulus cloud, some showers in the midlands and east anglia. clear skies and bikini lescott here. further north, there has been more cloud here. more rain in londonderry this afternoon. drizzly and grey conditions there. in northern ireland and central scotland, clouds and outbreaks of rain through the evening and overnight. slowly creeping in in the hours of monday. it turns fresher, 11-12d in hours of monday. it turns fresher, 11—12d in scotland and further south it is still humid, 17 degrees in london first thing. sticky again. on monday morning, sunshine in northern and western parts of scotland.
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cloudy and damp in the east, and improved morning for northern ireland, dry and bright conditions here. heading south in england and wales. sunny spells but equally some spells around. heavy across east anglia from the word go. you could get a shower anywhere but most places start monday on a dry and warm note with some spells of sunshine breaking through the cloud. heading through the day, generally a day of sunshine and showers. a drier and brighter picture in northern ireland but some showers, especially in the east, could be heavy, thundery, with potential surface water flooding in the afternoon. temperature is not as hot as recent days, about 25 degrees in most places. still
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