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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00. celebrations in mosul after the prime minister of iraq announces victory over is in the city. the parents of terminally—ill baby charlie gard deliver a petition to great ormond street hospital calling on them to let him go to the us for experimental treatment. we need to stay hopeful and hope that thejudge we need to stay hopeful and hope that the judge listens to the experts we have now it says this has a chance for working for charlie. what they think he should have this chance, we do and our supporters do as well. thousands of people gather at an opposition event in istanbul in turkey to protest against the government of president erdogan. government ministers say unacceptable amounts of drugs and mobile phones are being found in prisons. also in the next hour: going back to his roots. after 13 years away, wayne rooney rejoins his boyhood club, everton, as he says goodbye to manchester united. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. 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. since then, its grip on territory — seen here in red — has been gradually reduced in iraq and in syria. in the last nine months it's been targeted in mosul by the iraqi army, backed by us and coalition air strikes and has lost ground street by street. tonight, the defence secretary sir michael fallon
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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. 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 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.
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and then, he stopped answering. all they find here is decaying corpses. it's a similar story everywhere they go. while that was happening, the iraqi prime minister was en route to mosul, to declare the liberation of the city. he arrived draped with an iraqi flag 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. this territory up there is still under islamic state control, a small parcel of land. families are making their way through anyway they can to safety. as you can see, they
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are pretty desperate. it's hard to celebrate freedom from is when you have just been fighting to survive. these families 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, iraq's prime minister has declared their city liberated. but for these families, it has come at a huge price. 0ur middle east editor explained whether the liberation of mosul was a major step forward for iraq. whether the liberation of mosul was a major step forward for iraqm whether the liberation of mosul was a major step forward for iraq. it is a major step forward for iraq. it is a cause to celebrate. the group of is is being prised away from iraq and syria. but this does not mean peace and it does not mean the end of their ideology either because
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these jihadist groups are very good at regenerating themselves. the problem is that iraq and syria and other countries in the region have been incubators for that kind of ideology and some of the forces, things like poverty and poor government, the sheer— sony inter— muslim sectarian hatred, all of those things have fed into all of that and those factors are still there. as for iraq itself, there are all kinds of risks of renewed civil war. the problem is that the country has been coming apart at the scenes. the kurds in the north are having an independence referendum in september and if iraq continues to fracture like that at the net will be accompanied by a great deal of violence. —— then it will be accompanied. the parents of charlie gard — the ii—month old who has a terminal genetic disorder — handed a petition to great ormond street hospital
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today asking for him to be allowed 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. wyre davies reports. his parents say that they will accept help and support from wherever it comes. to guide and lead them. 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 ormond 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, his parents delivered a petition signed by 350,000 people to the hospital, after they say new medical information suggests their son might be able to benefit from
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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 ormond street hospital has not issued a statement today, doctors here still stand by the original ruling. the crux of the matter is, who 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 interfering, they are the ones usurping rights. great ormond street says its doctors
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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. the newjustice secretary says he's determined to tackle failings in the prison service after it was revealed that more 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. 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, prisoners using makeshift hooks to recover them. it is big business. new figures from the ministry ofjustice show the industrial scale of what is going on. 225 kilograms of drugs seized, 13,000 mobile phones,
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7000 extra sim cards, large—scale prisons smuggling has become a fact of life. 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? 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, so to suggest it will not happen in prison is ridiculous. prison inspectors say that drugs fuel violence inside and phones help arrange crimes back in the community. labour says deep cuts are to blame. 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. and these are the figures on violence and staffing that critics say ministers must confront. assaults have reached a record high of more than 26,000 incidents. up 10,000 since 2010. at the same time, front line prison officers have fallen, tojust over 18,000, that is down almost 6500.
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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, 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. 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. more than 100,000 people have taken part in an anti—government demonstration in turkey's biggest city istanbul. crowds waved red and white turkish flags as the opposition leader called for the restoration of justice. mark lowen reports from istanbul. it is hard to speak out in turkey now.
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but not today. 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. but if you are thinking differently, asking for some benefits, some rights, then you are treated as a terrorist. erdogan is a tough leader, 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. 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. translation: we will rise
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up against injustice, oppression, and persecution. 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, who slammed the march for supporting terrorism. it is rhetoric that rubs off on the half of turkey that loves him, like this shop owner. translation: the opposition leader only wants to look good by foreign powers. he is leading the nation to chaos, he should represent me, not the terrorists. the more secular, liberal side of turkey has found its voice with this movement. anti—erdogan feeling and demand for the rule of law uniting a fragmented opposition. the question now is whether they can sustain this momentum and challenge the government at the next election in 2019.
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the justice march has drawn support here, and abroad, including from jeremy corbyn. but channelling this energy into a credible political movement will be a far tougher task. three people have been killed and nine injured after a five—car collision in cornwall. the incident happened on the a38 near landrake just after 11 this morning. a woman and a child from one car sustained fatal injuries as well as a male pedestrian. seven people have been taken to hospital for treatment. 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 on the priorities she spoke of when she took office a year ago. 0ur political correspondent chris mason is in downing street. he explained what can we expect.
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i think we can expect that no—one behind that your will describe this speech on tuesday as a relaunch and i think there is a sense that after the commotion and turbulence of the last few months that voluntarily called election by the prime minister in which she slipped backwards that she wants to project a sense of getting on with the job. all the turbulence and all of the headlines continued to of gossip amongst conservative mps, which one cabinet minister today had to dismiss as a result of conservatives having too much press echo in the warm sunshine, the theresa may has to prove that she can lead. but the simple reality is that with that shrivelled majority, governing will be difficult. the headlines on bbc news: the iraqi prime minister says the city of mosul has been liberated from the islamic state group. the parents of terminally ill infant charlie gard deliver a petition to great ormond street hospital, calling on them to let him go
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to the us for experimental treatment. thousands of people gather at an opposition event in istanbul in turkey to protest against the government of president erdogan. sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here is tim hague. joe root‘s reign as england captain is off to a winning start, thanks to a 211—run win over south africa at lord's. england set a large target of 331, and then completely dominated thanks to moeen ali's six wickets for 53, before fellow spinner liam dawson finished south africa off. 19 wickets fell in total on day four, and england now lead the four—match series, ahead of friday's second test in nottingham. we have been very good throughout the four days. i felt the wayjohnny
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and woody took them on towards the back end of our innings was exceptional, but i felt a lot of credit has to go to the top three for the way they played last night. they made that we can look a lot easier than it actually was. that was proved with how our spinners played today. england's women beat defending champions australia in their world cup match by three runs, in a thrilling finish at bristol. the aussies needed a six off their last ball, but couldn't do it. it means england have now won four matches in a row, and are top of the standings. wayne rooney has returned to everton from manchester united, 13 years after leaving the club. the former england captain is the record goal—scorer for club and country, but he had become increasingly sidelined at united in recent seasons. the 31—year—old re—joins his boyhood club for free, on a two—year deal. adam wild reports. wayne rooney, back in blue, back to his boyhood club, one of the finest
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of his generation, back to where it all began. announcing himself as a teenager in spectacular fashion. but his love for his club has clearly never gone away. i am ecstatic, i can't wait to be back in. to be honest, i have kept it quiet for the last 13 years, but i have actually been wearing everton pyjamas. wayne rooney left everton for old trafford in 2004, and it was there his career really took off. wayne rooney! that is absolutely fantastic! at manchester united, he won almost everything the club game has to offer, becoming their all—time leading scorer. his opportunities on the pitch, though, becoming increasingly limited, so time for a new challenge. his future now lies in his past. there are plenty who will feel this is a glorious return to goodison for one of their own. it is perhaps, though, easy to be overly romantic about such tales. the real test is what the fans think. i wasn't sure. the real test is what the fans
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think. iwasn't sure. obviously the real test is what the fans think. i wasn't sure. obviously a lot has gone on over the years when he left and things like that.|j think he left and things like that.” think it isjust fantastic he left and things like that.” think it is just fantastic for everton. so a career gone full circle. wayne rooney famously once announced once a blue, always a blue. in football, such allegiances can be hard to shake off. two frontrunners have crashed out on stage nine of the tour de france, as britain's chris froome kept the leader's yellow jersey. froome's teammate geraint thomas broke his collarbone after a collision with another rider on a rapid descent, while pre—race favourite ritchie porte's tour is also over. he has a fractured shoulder and pelvis, after crashing at 45 mph, but was conscious throughout and won't need surgery. he could be back on his bike in four to six weeks. valtteri bottas has claimed the second win of his formula 1 career at the austrian grand prix. the finn led most of the race, from pole, to claim the chequered flag ahead of ferrari's sebastian vettel. his mercedes teammate lewis hamilton fought back from eighth on the grid to finish fourth behind red bull's daniel ricciardo.
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vettel extended his championship lead over hamilton to 20 points. that is all the sport for now. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the ft says theresa may is expected to ask labour to come forward with feedback and ideas on her policies, following speculation amongst backbench conservative mps over her future. the telegraph runs with the same story, saying mrs may will ask forjeremy corbyn's help to push through brexit bills. mrs may's unprecedented appeal to labour will be seen as an attempt to relaunch her faltering premiership, the guardian says. while the times leads with the headline weakened may pleads for support from rivals. that story also dominates the is front page. the metro features the parents of terminally ill baby charlie gard, who delivered a petition to great ormond street hospital today calling on them to let him go to the us for experimental treatment. their appeal is also the front page story in the mail.
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the paper says the high court hearing taking place tomorrow will be charlie's day of destiny. that story is also in tomorrow's mirror. family doctors are being urged to seek out patients who might be suffering serious mental ill—health, following major disasters such as the manchester attacks and the grenfell tower fire. experts say symptoms often emerge several weeks after a major traumatic event. nhs england says support services are available. 0ur health editor hugh pym has more. the physical injuries may be healing, but today, there is a warning the mental scars will take a lot longer. i think what the nhs needs to do... shaheen, who lives near grenfell tower, is one of a team of volunteers 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.
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i live in a tower, as well, so in those first few days, i could not sleep, at all. i could not stop thinking about the tower, grenfell tower, and i could not stop thinking about 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. it's starting to have an effect on them now, in terms of anxiety symptoms, not being able to sleep at night. i've had patients in who wake up at nighttime, hearing the screaming from the building, and it's 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, ie now, if possible,
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because it's going to be really difficult to expect them to get well and engage in therapy and start to try to 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. 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. and remember what happened, because, you know, your mind blanks things out. the nhs has had to set up support
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systems for its staff, as well as patients caught up in the aftermath of trauma and tragedy. the church of england's ruling body has voted overwhelming in favour of welcoming transgender people. the general synod backed a motion to look into special services for transgender people to mark their transition. 0ur correspondent andy moore explained what the vote means. this motion was in two parts. the first was to welcome and affirm transgender people in the church. there is really no debate about that. the second part was whether there should be a separate ceremony or form of words to welcome them into the church, in their new identity. and there was more debate about that. some speakers said, well, we can adapt existing services, like the service of affirmation, and we don't need anything new. others said that we do need something new, just to welcome and embrace transgender people.
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the motion said no members of the clergy should ever be forced to carry out the service if it was against their conscience. and we heard from reverend doctor rowan williams. she read an e—mailfrom a student who had recently transitioned from a woman to a man. you vote for this, it would be a way of saying that the church of england officially accept people like me, and think that our identity is valid, and won't try and invalidate us. valid, and won't try and invalidate us. please do it. it shows that the church likes transgender people, and is inclusive, and it stops transgender people from shying away from faith out of fear that they won't be accepted for who they really are. and has there been any reaction from the transgender community? not yet, this happened only a few hours ago. one of the interesting interventions in the debate was from the archbishop of york, john sentamu. he called for the senate to support the motion. he said there may be theological issues to debate.
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this is a call on the house of bishops to consider a new service. now, it is one of the most picturesque parts of britain, visited by millions of tourists who already know its attractions. but today, after a prolonged campaign, the lake district gained an endorsement from the united nations, as it was granted world heritage status. lindsay smith reports. it is acknowledged as being one of the most beautiful spots in the uk, and now, the lake district has been officially inscribed as a world heritage site. that puts it on a list with some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. to gain something like that puts you on top of the world, really. when you look round the world, there's not everywhere that has that sort of name, and to have the lake district gain it is quite something.
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although some won't welcome yet more visitors to the park's busiest corners, today's announcement is expected to bring a boost. it is estimated the cumbrian economy could benefit from £20 million. it means, i guess, that we're on an a—list of places to visit, which will help us to remain competitive in the international tourism market. but more than that, it will also help every business, whether you're a farm, or another kind of business in the national park. the lake district is now the uk's largest world heritage site. it is protected by a un committee, and may benefit from international funds to preserve its natural beauty. a fitting tribute to an area which inspired the works of william wordsworth. lindsay smith, bbc news, bowness—on—windermere. beautiful in windermere. will it be beautiful for the coming week? let's catch up on the weather with sarah keith—lucas. catch up on the weather with sarah keith-lucas. well, a mixed bag on whether in the coming week. things
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will not be as hot as they have been and some will see some rate around as well. here is the scene of the sun set over the skyline of london, earlier in the evening. as we move through the rest of the night and on into monday morning, we have this frontal system in the north. that has brought some rain across northern ireland and parts of scotla nd northern ireland and parts of scotland earlier in the day. it will be edging into northern england as well. we are seeing a few heavy showers, perhaps the odd rumble of thunder across parts of the east midlands, east anglia as well. further north that rain across parts of scotland, northern england, but things will start to dry out tonight for northern ireland. still quite warm and muggy in the south, temperatures holding up at 17 degrees. further north, especially the north of that front, temperatures falling into single figures across northern parts of scotland. through monday morning we have that rain initially across parts of eastern scotland and north east england, that should ease, but we will see further showers cropping up we will see further showers cropping up quite widely across england, in particular, dental and eastern england seeing the heaviest of the
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showers. thunderstorms as well, so there could well be some lying surface water. northern ireland having a dry day with some sunshine to the west of scotland. but the east of scotland, north—east england keeping a few showers. the lake district looking largely dry through the afternoon, so a fine day, the chance of a shower here. some showers cropping up across wales, interrupting the sunny spells in the afternoon. dry weather for the south—west of england, but the parts of south—east england, the london region and east anglia it is looking pretty showery. some of the showers, hail, lightning mixed in with them as well. we are likely to see some localised surface water flooding. could get a shower or two at wimbledon through the afternoon. through the evening and overnight the heaviest of those showers clearing away towards the east. we will have further rain during the course of tuesday morning. you can see the rain across wales in central england making its way eastwards through the day. a largely dry day from the north—west of scotland and northern ireland. the temperatures around 16 to 21 degrees. cooler than recent rain in the south—west making
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its way towards the south—east. it should clear away later on wednesday and a largely fine, mostly dry day with a light trees and temperatures around 15 to 22 degrees. turning pretty much where we would expect the temperatures to be at this time of year —— light breeze. you can find a full 10—day forecast on our website. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. the iraqi prime minister says the city of mosul has been liberated from the islamic state group. the parents of charlie gard deliver a petition to great ormond street hospital in london, calling on doctors to allow the terminally ill baby to travel to america for experimental treatment. thousands of people gather at an opposition event in istanbul to protest against the government of president erdogan. hundreds of kilograms of drugs and thousands of mobile phones were found in prisons in england and wales last year. the government has described
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the situation as "unacceptable." the church of england's ruling body, the general synod, has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming transgender people and offering special church services for them.


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