welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: iraq's prime minister says mosul has been liberated, ending three years of occupation by so—called islamic state. back from the 620 summit, president trump says he'd like to set up a joint cyber security unit with russia. more than 100,000 people take to the streets of istanbul, a show of defiance against turkey's president. a state of emergency in canada as hundreds of wildfires sweep across british columbia. and the church of modern art. contemporary sculpture comes to chester's ancient cathedral. hello and welcome to the programme.
the iraqi government says 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 its been targeted in mosul by the iraqi army, backed by us and coalition air strikes, and has lost ground street by street. 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 sea rch—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's 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 he spoke to his brother on this phone while he was trapped somewhere under the rubble. and then, he stopped answering. all they find here is decaying corpses. it is 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 have 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 territoryjust up there is still under is control, just a small parcel of land, and families are making their way through, any way they can, to safety. and, as you can see, they're pretty desperate. it is hard to celebrate freedom from is when you have just been fighting to survive. these families said they have little food or water. they've 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. jonathan beale, bbc news, mosul.
you can keep up to date by visiting oui’ you can keep up to date by visiting our website: president trump has been ridiculed by members of his own republican party after revealing he proposed setting up a joint cyber security unit with russia. in a tweet, mr trump said: in a tweet, donald trump said that he and vladimir putin had discussed forming what he called a cyber security unit, to prevent such things as election hacking. now, russia is, of course, widely thought to have attempted to influence the outcome of the presidential election here last year.
hence that suggestion of a cyber security unit, and an agreement to form it with russia, has been met with criticism here, even by members of donald trump's own party. two hours and 15 minutes of meetings, tillerson and trump are ready to forgive and forget, when it comes to cyber attacks on the american election in 2016. nobody‘s saying, mr president, the russians changed the outcome. you won, fair and square. but they did try to attack our election system, they were successful in many ways, and the more you do this, the more people are suspicious about you and russia. vladimir putin denied during his meeting with trump, on the sidelines of the g20, having anything to do with attempts to meddle in the outcome of the us presidential election, and the russians say that donald trump accepted that assertion. but, nonetheless, the president's willingness to draw a line under this whole affair and move on has raised eyebrows here in the united states, not least because of the myriad of inquiries that are still underway into the whole affair, and the feeling on the part of many
lawmakers here that russia is simply not to be trusted. well, the us president has added to his earlier tweet, the lastest says: a ceasefire which came into force in south—western syria appears to have held throughout the day. rebel groups, and monitors based in britain, said there had been no reports of air—strikes or other violations. the americans, the russians and thejordanians were all involved in brokering the agreement
which was announced on friday after talks between president trump and president putin. 0pposition demonstrators across venezuela have taken part in marches to mark 100 days since the current wave of protests against the government of nicolas maduro began. the protests come a day after the release of one of the country's main opposition leaders, leopoldo lopez. he was moved to house arrest after spending more than three years in a militaryjail. senior members of the european parliament say a british offer to give eu citizens settled status in the united kingdom after brexit falls far short of what europeans are entitled to and what the eu is prepared to give uk citizens. the uk government has described the comments as an unhelpful distortion of britain's position. 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. 0ur correspondent mark lowen reports from istanbul. it is hard to speak out in turkey now, but not today. an unparalleled act of defiance against president erdogan. hundreds of thousands streaming into istanbul under the word adalet, "justice". some walking the 280 miles from ankara. if you are belonging with the government or state, you are treated well. but if you are thinking differently, asking for some benefits, some rights, then you are treated as a terrorist. recep tayyip erdogan is a tough leader. he does not like us, he does not like modern people. protests 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 he vowed to end what he called a dictatorship. translation: we will rise 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's rhetoric that rubs off on the half of turkey that loves him, like this shop owner. the opposition leader only walked to look good by foreign powers, he says. he's 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 erdogan government at the next election, in 2019. thejustice march has drawn support here and abroad. but channelling this energy into a credible political movement will be a far tougher task. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. the parents of charlie gard, the 11—month old british boy who has a terminal genetic disorder, have handed a petition to the hospital where he's being treated asking for him to be allowed to travel to the united states for experimental drug treatment. wyre davies reports. charlie gard's 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. 11—month—old charlie is severely disabled and brain damaged. his future has been the subject of a prolonged 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 his 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 experimental treatment overseas. there's just a lot of people who think what has happened here is wrong. you know, parents know their children best. the people making decisions about him have spent very little time with charlie. 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 hasn't issued a statement today, but 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 religion be involved in this? i would turn that around and say should the courts and government officials be involved in what should be a parents‘ decisions? they are the ones interfering, they are the ones usurping rights. great 0rmond street says its doctors have explored every possible treatment, but the hospital has requested another high court hearing tomorrow because of what it describes as the new claims from overseas. wyre davis, bbc news. the us secretary of state rex tillerson has told
the ukrainian president petro poroshenko it's up to russia to take the first steps to reverse the escalation of conflict in eastern ukraine. mr tillerson said washington expected moscow to exercise control over what he called its proxies in the region. from kiev, jonah fisher reports. ukraine has long feared that it could be the biggest loser if relations between the united states and russia improve. that america's committment to forcing the russians out of crimea and the east might be put to one side in return for moscow's help elsewhere. so rex tillerson, the us secretary of state, used this short visit to stress his commitment to what he called restoring ukraine's territorial sovereignty and integrity. i have been very clear in my discussions with russian leadership, on more than one occasion, that it is necessary for russia to take the first steps to de—escalate the situation in the east part of ukraine. in particular, by respecting the ceasefire by pulling back the heavy weapons and allowing the 0sce observers to carry out their responsibilities. translation: we have received an absolutely clear message.
support our sovereignty, territorial integrity, support of our independence, support of our reforms and we are very grateful for that. sitting in the front row at mr tillerson‘s briefing was a new us envoy to ukraine, kurt volker. his job is a difficult one, to breathe fresh life into the peace process for ukraine's east. it's been stalled for almost three years as the conflict on the ground has continued. jonah fisher reporting from kiev. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: the dog cure for stress. employees in thailand trade working like a dog to working with one. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible.
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the latest headlines: the iraqi prime minister has arrived in mosul to declare that it's been liberated from the islamic state militant group. it marks the end of a nine—month assault on the city. more on that story now and lise grande is the united nations humanitarian co—ordinatorfor iraq. she has just returned from mosul, where she witnessed the plight of the civilians who have fled the fighting. the condition of the civilians who have fled mosul is heartbreaking. even now as the fighting is finally stopping there are still families that are trapped in pockets of the old city. their conditions are absolutely terrible. the families that are coming out, you can see that many of them haven't had enough food. many of the children are begging for water, it's heartbreaking to see what's happening.
the levels of trauma that we're seeing in mosul are some of the highest we've seen anywhere. it's clear that the people who have fled mosul, what they have endured is nearly unimaginable, it will take months, it will take years for them to recover. there are 19 emergency camps and sites that ring mosul and every day, thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of people have fled the city. every day they flee, they cross the front line where they receive food and water and then they are trucked to screening sites and from there to emergency sites where they are put into camps, they have shelter, they receive healthcare, the people who have been traumatised receive specialised support and care. all that work is being done by the humanitarian agencies and the government. it's been a heck of a journey. a long, long struggle. in california, wildfires continue to rage in dry conditions. the us state has seen record temperatures which have encouraged the fires to spread, meaning hundreds have evacuated their homes. scorching the earth and spreading fast, wildfires continue to burn across california.
3,000 firefighters are trying to contain the flames. in santa barbara, planes and helicopters have been called in, dropping orange fire—retardant to try to stop it spreading. we're hoping that the aircraft will have an effect on the fire, and will enable our crews to get in and make a direct attack on the fire line. we're hoping to make some progress that way. the fire covers 23,000 acres. across the state, hundreds have been evacuated, roads have been closed, and homes destroyed. several injuries have also been reported, including a firefighter. the weather conditions are not helping. there is a heat wave. as californians rush to the beaches, the national weather service has warned of life—threatening hit. parched earth and high temperatures make it even more difficult for firefighters still battling to get the fires under control. wildfires are also raging in canada.
the canadian armed forces are on stand—by to support the emergency services, as fire crews battle hundreds of wildfires across british columbia. most of the fires were ignited by lightning strikes and have seen the region declare its first state of emergency in 14—years — and conditions are expected to get worse over the coming days. anita bathe is a reporter with cbc news and joins us from british columbia where fire conditions are changing by the hour. is really just depends is reallyjust depends on where you are. there are about 10,000 hectares burning right now. 2000 firefighters are helping with those efforts and many more are coming from other provinces are round the country. like you said, the armed forces are on standby, especially to help with the more than 7000 people who have been forced to leave their home. if
you are watching yesterday, we were in the same spot and the air quality he was not good at all. you could smell the smoke everywhere and it was very hazy. where we are right now, that has gotten better. people outside the wildfires appreciate the fa ct outside the wildfires appreciate the fact they are not breathing in the heavy smoke. exactly how were these fires being tackled 7 heavy smoke. exactly how were these fires being tackled? how do they do it, from the ground, from the air? they are coming at it from everywhere you can possibly imagine. there are firefighters walking on the ground and water bombers dropping water on from the air. there is dropping by retardant as well. they are trying to get at it in every direction. the weather is proving to be a real problem. it doesn't seem like it is windy here, it is very hot and dry. it is also very hot and dry weather fires up but the wind is blowing fiercely in some locations and that is making it difficult for crews to know what
direction the fire is going and what direction the fire is going and what direction they should be really focusing on to put it out. here in the uk, firefighters are tackling a blaze at the fans at —— famous camden lock market in north london. eight fire engines have been dispatched and more than 75 firefighters. the fire is said to be ona number of firefighters. the fire is said to be on a number of floors and the roof of the building. there are no reports of any casualties. 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 the northern english city of chester is focusing on the foundries where the works are made. 0ur arts editor will gompertz has been finding out more. the medieval magnificence of chester cathedral, where, for the rest of the summer, gothic splendour will rub shoulders with contemporary art. the artists on show are well—known — damien hirst, lynn chadwick, angus fairhurst, and sarah lucas. but they did not make the works.
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, so that's another way of casting the work... 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. 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, "0h, for goodness' sake, i should be signing this work?" no, absolutely not. you need artists.
you need their language, you need their image, you need their ideas. they are the people who literally create our culture, and we are the people who help them make that a material reality. the cathedral is the most amazing connection to craftsmanship of another age. and to be able to put the craftsmanship and the art of this age, to be compared and to react to the art and the craft of the mediaeval age, seems to me to be a beautiful thing to do. i see myself perhaps as a composer and the analogy is pangolin is the orchestra by which the work is realised. without the orchestra, the music simply stays on the page. pangolins save their sculptures are made to lastjust as long as this. these are the artefacts of our age for future generations to ponder. employers around the world spend
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particularly overnight, you'll be pleased to hear, if you found it fairly uncomfortable for sleeping in recent nights. now, during monday, we have that low pressure and frontal systems not far away from the uk, bringing some showery rain to many parts of the country. through the day on monday, one frontal system brings a bit of rain to the east of scotland, north—east of england, as well. that should ease away through the day, and then for all of us it is a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, and across eastern england, in particular, some of the showers heavy and thundery, bringing a lot of heavy rain, and some hail and thunder as well. northern ireland, though, having a dryer day, with some sunshine into the west of scotland. eastern scotland staying fairly cloudy and damp. then as we head our way south across england and wales, some heavy showers, especially towards the east. could catch one or two heavy showers almost anywhere across england and wales. the south—west probably having a dryer interlude, and the south—east still some torrential downpours bringing some sub—surface—water flooding. now, there is the chance that the showers could stay away from wimbledon. so a largely dry day, but there is the chance that we could see some showers interrupting play, i think, during the afternoon.
then, heading through into the evening hours, those heavy showers in the east eventually start to ease away. thunderstorms dying down overnight, but then we'll see the next batch of rain moving in from the west. we could see 26 degrees in the south—east. tuesday, then, starts off not quite as high and mighty as recent nights, but still 15 or 16 degrees across the south—east. and then, as we move through the day, this showery rain from central parts of england and wales moves eastwards. still some dryer weather, though, for the north—west of scotland, into northern ireland, too. more persistent rain works into the south—west of england later on in the afternoon. temperatures 15 to 21 degrees, reasonably fresher than it has been. through into wednesday, then, that rain works its way eastwards. so some rain, some welcome rain, for a time in the south—east. that should clear away, and then actually many of us having a dryer day with a light breeze. certainly fresher than it has been for the time of year. moderate rain on wednesday, with a light breeze, and temperatures around 15 to 22 degrees. taking you through towards the end of the week, we will see some rain in the north—west, and temperatures continue to be not as hot as they have been.
bye for now. this is bbc news, the headlines: the iraqi government has declared victory in mosul, the northern city overrun by so—called islamic state three years ago. but the landmark victory against the militants has led to the deaths of thousands of civilians and driven almost a million people from their homes. president trump has faced criticism from members of his own republican party after revealing he proposed setting up a joint cyber security unit with russia. mr trump, who'sjust returned home from the g20 summit, said he had asked president putin about establishing an impenetrable unit to combat election hacking. more than 100,000 people have taken part in an anti—government demonstration in turkey's biggest city, istanbul. turkey's main opposition leader criticised the wave of arrests and jailings that followed last year's failed coup and said turks were living under a dictatorship. now on bbc news, dateline london.