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this is bbc news, i'm tim willcox. our top stories: defeated in mosul and now being pushed out of raqqa, we report on the battle with islamic state militants in syria. they're coming up against is snipers in all of these streets around here. %hey‘ve gor drones, theve got suicide car bombs — this is going to be a very, very hard fight. donald trump junior says he's willing to testify about his links with russia during the presidential election campaign as new details emerge. how coffee helps you feel full of beans and possibly adds years moscow's bolshoi ballet denies censorship is behind a decision to postpone its new production — about the openly gay dancer rudolf nureyev. also, a major review into modern working practices published today is as low paid workers should not be stuck at the minimum living wage or face insecurity. it helps to make it harderfor
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face insecurity. it helps to make it harder for customers face insecurity. it helps to make it harderfor customers and face insecurity. it helps to make it harder for customers and workers to avoid paying tax. and we visit an old navy base considered to be one of the most toxic site in the country, but now, it is getting a fa celift country, but now, it is getting a facelift —— hopes. hello and welcome to the programme. with islamic state defeated in mosul, the iraqi city where militants declared their caliphate three years ago, there's a growing sense that the tide is turning against them. the next step, to achieve the same in syria, which means taking the city of raqqa. our correspondent gabriel gatehouse, along with cameraman fred scot and producer peter emmerson, have been on the frontline, where kurdish fighters are leading the advance against is in raqqa. in raqqa, islamic state is making
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its final stand. fighting their way into the heart of the caliphate, a fragile coalition of power is great and small, of arabs and kurds, of men and women. this fighter is in command of thousands of fighters on the raqqa frontline. together, these men and women make up the syrian democratic forces. it is an alliance that includes arabs, but is led by the kurds. their success against islamic state has come thanks, in no small part, to battle from the united states. americans have quietly pilled up a presence on the ground, providing weapons, training and firepower. this command and the
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units are on the western front. it isa units are on the western front. it is a tight squeeze inside a home—made truck with a couple of her fighters driving towards the centre of raqqa —— built. it's a posted be surrounded inside the city. —— islamic state are supposed to be surrounded. but islamic state have dug tunnels and they frequently pep-up dug tunnels and they frequently pop—up when you don't expect them. " p0p pop—up when you don't expect them. “ p0p up- pop—up when you don't expect them. —— pop up. these fighters are coming up —— pop up. these fighters are coming up against islamic state snipers in all of the streets around here. other than that, they've got drones, suicide car bombs. this is going to bea suicide car bombs. this is going to be a very, very hard fight into the centre of raqqa. inching their way into the city, house by house. some fighters are so close they can hear islamic state in the building across
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the street. this is of course a battle for territory, fighting to ta ke battle for territory, fighting to take control of the capital of the caliphate. there is something happening here. everyone is bringing into action as if they've got some islamic state snipers in the buildings around. should we go? yes. what's going on? they now face islamic state at perhaps its most dangerous. wounded, cornered and with nothing left to lose. but the fall of islamic state is within sight. president trump has congratulated the government of iraq on defeating islamic state in the city of mosul. but as celebrations continue, hopes and worries about what happens
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next are already forming. members of a 72—nation coalition are meeting in washington later to work out how a stable future can be secured. caroline davies reports. so—called islamic state appears to be on the back foot. in iraq, they've lost mosul. translation: our victory today is a victory against darkness, against brutality and against terrorism. in syria, us—backed forces are closing in on raqqa, but this is not the end of the battle. there are a number of isis fighters still left in iraq that'll have to be defeated before we've won the war. meetings are planned in washington this week to stop victories turning to defeat and chaos. so what happens next? even if is do lose the cities, it doesn't mean they're defeated. the group could go underground, which could create a new set of problems.
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one of the first questions diplomats will want to know is, what will be done to rebuild after is? there's worry that if power—sharing is handled badly, more people might become is converts. there's also concern that as is pull out, iran will be able to increase its influence. much of mosul is in ruins with no water or electricity. nearly a million of its people have fled. as aid agencies call out for money, the memories of iraq in 2003 will be ringing in many people's ears, but who will be paying for the peace and what will be the price if no one steps in? caroline davies, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. at least five people have been killed when a marine corps plane crashed in the us state of mississippi. the c—130 military aircraft left tennessee, and it's believed it exploded mid—air before crashing
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into a field. police say the plane was loaded with ammunition, so emergency teams are having to keep their distance. the united states, britain and kuwait have called for a negotiated settlement to the dispute between qatar and some of its arab neighbours. a joint statement was issued at the start of a tour of the region by the us secretary of state, rex tillerson. the row erupted over a month ago when saudi arabia and three of its allies broke all links with qatar, accusing it of promoting terrorism. an unmanned nasa spacecraft has flown over the most recognisable feature of the planetjupiter — the great red spot — to study its structure and origins. the probe, named juno, passed nine thousand kilometres above the planet to gather the first close—up data on the spot, which is a vast, centuries—old storm. rachel home is here with all the business news. the world of work is changing but are employment and tax laws keeping up? here in the uk, a government review is calling for workers
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in the so called gig economy to get new rights. these are people using technology to take short term jobs, such as driving for uber or deliveroo. this type of companies offer flexibility over hours, but often with lower pay and poorer conditions. the taylor review says there should be a new category of worker called a dependent contractor. they would get benefits such as some form of minimum wage and sick pay. this is relevant to more and more people around the world. mckinsey found that across the eu and us, 20 to 30% of people are involved in the gig economy. that's as many as 162 million people worldwide. for about 44% of them it's their primary source of income so the rights they get can make a big difference. the european union is currently
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looking at how it can make sure gig economy workers can get similar "social protections" such as out of work benefits and employment services as those in traditionaljobs. in the world's biggest economy, the us, two senators have proposed portable benefits including paid leave, training and unemployment insurance that move with individuals across differentjobs. one of russia's biggest cold war naval bases is still running up the bills — but notjust for the government in moscow. western nations are giving russia more than $100 million to clean up what is regarded as one of the most toxic sites in the huge country. the european bank of reconstruction and development, which is behind the scheme, says it's a price worth paying to prevent the facility in andreyeva bay turning into another nuclear disaster. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter, i'm @bbcrachelhorne. president trump's eldest son is facing further allegations about a meeting he held with a russian lawyer during last year's us election campaign. the new york times says
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donald trump junior was informed in advance by e—mail that the information offered by the woman was part of a russian government effort to help his father's campaign. donald trump junior has defended his decision to meet the woman, who claimed to have damaging material about his father's election rival, hillary clinton. here's david willis in washington. the new york times, which broke the story of this meeting on sunday, is now reporting that donald trump junior was informed by e—mail that the compromising information he was to receive about hillary clinton from this russian lawyer was all part of a russian government attempt to basically assist the donald trump candidacy. it has been seen by three people and information was passed on to the new york times. that report is unconfirmed at this time. the e—mail is said to have come
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from a man called rob goldsten. it was he who brokered the meeting between donald trump junior and the russian lawyer, according to the new york times, a former publicist and tabloid journalist. it is clear this e—mail would be of interest to congressional investigators. today, both democrat and republican senators called for donald trumpjunior to testify before them as part of their ongoing enquiry into the donald trump campaign and alleged links to russia. is london is a global family—planning summit, experts are warning that the choice must be now
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to address the issue of hiv and aids. you and i slept together without condom is. this is one of the great success condom is. this is one of the great success stories of funding for hiv. as the storyline into reproduction issues, producers have to look for money elsewhere. it is about complying with funding rules, rules which have just gotten tighter. with the swipe of a pen, president trump has brought back all restrictions, ensuring no us money is traced to abortion services. but to say funding for hiv is now included, and
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they worry that all health services could be compromised. they worry that all health services could be compromisedlj they worry that all health services could be compromised. i don't know how people think, from washington, they can restrict you on a micro level. you have a right to those health choices. it interferes with the doctor — patient relationship in a very negative manner. when i tested hiv—positive, i don't think it was a barrier for me to achieve my goals. she owes her survival in pa rt my goals. she owes her survival in part to hiv funding. i have my education and medication every three months. it now comes with strings attached and cannot be linked to abortion. the problem is that all modern—day healthcare is interlinked. activists have warned they could all be affected by this rule, simply because they are on the
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same site. with eight children's clinic and reproductive health and hiv services down the corridor, this i—stop shop is the gold standard that international health agencies are trying to promote. there is a fear that guilt by association could be imposed, services that have nothing to do with abortion. out on the streets you are reminded that despite being legally in south africa, more than half of all abortions are still illicitly done because of stigma. that could get worse. our secret camera shows how easy it is to purchase abortion drugs illegally. an actress poses as a client. watch the man in the brown jacket. he tells her, no medical supervision is needed. look at the man sitting down. he is the accomplice. he slips the drugs out from under his sleeve. in minutes,
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the pairare from under his sleeve. in minutes, the pair are born. but now face a ha rd the pair are born. but now face a hard choice. use us funds to battle diseases such as hiv, but stay silent on abortion, or turn their backs on the biggest owner in the world. it is a delicate balance —— gone. to taxpayers in the united states have a right, and the women in south africa have the right also to attain the highest level of care they can based on the walls of their country. many still believe the us is overstepping the mark. self—sufficiency is still not an option for many african states. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation
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that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. they pipped the favourite, south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated and celebration parties were cancelled. a man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom. then he asked her for a cigarette, and on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines. after victory in mosul against the so—called islamic state — the battle against the militants intensifies in raqqa. donald trump junior says he's willing to testify about his links with russia during the presidential election campaign — as new details emerge. now to a revolutionary way dementia patients can stay at home for longer — using technology. the idea is being trialled in the uk and means people with the condition will be monitored remotely by a team that can track physical activity, location and blood pressure. john maguire's been to take a look. for philjune bell, the home they have lived in for 30 years is definitely where their hearts are. and they are trialling technology which should help june and they are trialling technology which should helpjune stay here for
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as long as possible. she was diagnosed with dementia a year ago. one of ouraims diagnosed with dementia a year ago. one of our aims is to stay as long as we can within our home and what the technology has done is enable us to do that. we intend to die on our beds. it makes you feel safer, doesn't it? it does, yes, to think somebody is out there, concerned about me, i think it's quite touching. to think that people were so touching. to think that people were so kind. and this is how the system works. various sensors monitor june's movements and activity and build regularly checks health, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen levels. information is sent to this clinical monitoring team and staff you can combinejune's medical
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and environmental dated to build—up and environmental dated to build—up a fuller picture of her health. -- dieter. if we look at this data, she is moving in the living room hallway and how often she was in bed. there is some body temperature. all this data can suggest if she is becoming agitated or not, is there an infection, so putting everything together could give us a picture of how well she is. there are currently 200 patients with mild or moderate dementia on the trial based in the surrey and north beach hampshire nhs area and they are looking for more volunteers. a red stethoscope and an on—screen alert wants the team of potential problems. they may then call the household, in this top from medical teams or ask staff from the alzheimer's society to make a visit. the technology is also proving useful for gps and hospital staff.
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this handset containsjune's recent readings so a day by day patient record that again offers a better insight into her health. it's been an important aspect of this project that people on the trial have been able to take their data to their gp oi’ able to take their data to their gp or consultant so they have that set of data to make clinicaljudgements ina much of data to make clinicaljudgements in a much more effective way. the results of the trial, the first of its kind in the uk, will not be known until next year but early indicators are positive. these gadgets are helping people stay longer in their homes, safe and secure in the knowledge that helped, if needed, is just a secure in the knowledge that helped, if needed, isjust a phone secure in the knowledge that helped, if needed, is just a phone call or secure in the knowledge that helped, if needed, isjust a phone call or a mouse click away. john mcguire, bbc news, surrey. rafael nadal‘s hopes of winning a third wimbledon title are over for another year after an epic five—set defeat by 16th seed gilles muller of luxembourg. spaniard nadal, a is—time
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grand slam champion, fought back from two sets down before muller took a fifth match point to win 6—3, 6-4,3-6,4-6,15-13. a huge result for mueller and a big disappointment for nadal as they explained after the match. he played well. i think i didn't play my best the first two sets, i made a couple of mistakes which made them play all the time against the score. not so difficult against a player like him. i bought i played pretty well through the whole match. he stepped it up in the third and the fourth set. i told myself, look, i'm doing the best i can, i am playing well, hang in there. i got a few of them, didn't take the first ones but i still kept believing and somehow, in the end, i made it. and it's been good news for the host's as for the first time in 44 years — a british man and a british woman are both
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through to the last 8. defending champion andy murray beating frenchman benoit paire. and sixth seed johanna konta knocking out france's caroline garcia. taking both murray and konta through to the quarterfinals. it's a decision that has sent shockwaves through the dancing world. moscow's bolshoi theatre has called off a much—anticipated ballet about the soviet star dancer, rudolf nureyev. the world premiere was due to open on tuesday — with a number of international critics in the audience. it is the first time a premier has been pulled like this since the collapse of the soviet union, raising questions about whether censorship is returning to the arts. but the bolshoi insists the production will go ahead next year. our correspondent in moscow, sarah rainsford, has more. was to it be the event in russian
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ballet. the lifestyle —— life story of rudolf nureyev, one of the greatest ever dunces, played out on the bolshoi theatre stage. so when the bolshoi theatre stage. so when the premier was pulled at the last minute, rumours began to swirl here. this was the last one through, met with great applause. so was the story of an openly gay dancer too much for today's conservative russia oi’ much for today's conservative russia or could this be linked to a corruption case involving the director? not according to this man, the boss of the bolshoi theatre calling in the press to say that he chose to tell nureyev‘s story, even though he realised it would upset a lot of people. he has pulled it, he insists, as the ballet was underrehearsed and not good enough. listening to him was a prima ballerina. earlier, she had posted this on social media, warning that censorship was returning to the
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arts. this man is shocked as well. he had three roles in the ballet including one as a transvestite and he says he does not agree with the official explanation. i don't agree the ballet was raw. if they let us an extra rehearsals, the performance would have been ready, we would have had time. in recent years, the bolshoi theatre has become as well—known to the scandals and intrigue backstage as well as its performances so intrigue backstage as well as its performances so as intrigue backstage as well as its performances so as the management insists there is nothing suspicious about the decision to call off this much anticipated premiere with just days to go, but questions are likely to linger. but one historian of the bolshoi saw some rehearsal footage and suggests the decision could be about quality up to roll. the decision to put it on correctly reflects something to put on well rehearsed and tight and all the blocking is there and the multi
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media rules, it is a tough decision. the bolshoi insists that nureyev the ballet will premiere next may com plete ballet will premiere next may complete with a huge naked port of the dancer. what began as a homage to star now looks like a test artistic freedom here. just before it go, in case you are having one, people who drink copy have a lower risk of dying from a host of courses including heart disease, liver disease and stroke according to new research from britain and the united states. the connection was found to be the case whether the copy was caffeinated or not with the effects higher among those who drank more cups of coffee a day. scientists say it might lead to copy drinkers having healthy lifestyles. tuesday's forecast has some rain in it.
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we haven't been able to say that for some time. you may well say that monday was wet in my neck of the woods, that came from showers and thunderstorms. if one of those caught you, you certainly knew about it. a mild start to tuesday. from the word go, some bits and pieces of rain across the heart of scotland, the north of england, through wales and the west midlands and into the southern counties of england. scattering of showers across the far north of scotland, we mentioned rain just to the north of the central belt. turning bright across a good part of northern ireland, southwestern scotland and the far north of england. here, the first signs of bits and pieces of rain coming through on a wee south, south—westerly breeze. further south again, some dry weather to be had across the midlands, east anglia and the south—east. already back across the south—west, the cloud really filling in.
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more heavy rain even from the word go will be quite heavy across parts of the south—west of england. in the middle of the afternoon, totals mounting up. 20, 30, a0 millimetres building up here. even so, still islands of brighter weather. where we have some brightness in the south—east, looking at 18, 19, possibly 20 degrees. a bit cooler further north, pretty acceptable for the time of year. 14—17 should cover it. what have we got for wimbledon? dry enough morning, probably, until the middle part of the afternoon. the rain piles in. and the fronts migrating across east anglia and the south—east. as they pull away, this little ridge of high—pressure toppling in from the atlantic.
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then settling down very nicely, a lot of fine and dry weather. a splendid day, temperatures mid—teens to around 20 degrees. that is a sort of pattern we expect on wednesday and into the first part of thursday. this is bbc world news, the headlines. with islamic state defeated in mosul, attention is focusing on the next is stronghold in syria. us—backed forces have entered the city of raqqa and are fighting street battles with heavily armed militants. donald trumpjunior is facing further allegations about his links to a russia lawyer. the new york times claims he was told in advance that the woman would be offering russian government intelligence to help his father's election campaign. people who drink coffee live for longer, according to scientists behind two new studies. they say evidence suggests those drinking more than three cups a day have the longest life span,
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but others have urged caution. moscow's bolshoi ballet has denied suggestions of censorship after it
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