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this is bbc news. i'm tim willcox. our top stories: president trump's son—in—law, jared kushner, prepares to face questions from senators investigating alleged russian meddling in last year's election. at least nine people have died after being trapped in the back of a truck in texas — police say they were victims of people trafficking. and the people of mosul begin the process of rebuilding their lives in a city destroyed by war. doctor fox goes to washington... the uk's international trade secretary meets his us counterpart to talk trade. but he's not allowed to strike a deal, before brexit. the international monetary fund keeps its forecast for world economic growth. but it cuts prospects for the uk and the us, while china and the eurozone gets a boost. welcome to bbc news. donald trump
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senior adviser and son—in—law jared kushner will today face the student from senate intelligence committee is investigations into russian interference moves a step closer. from washington laura bicker reports. jared kushner... jared kushner. .. jared jared kushner... jared kushner is not being centrestage, is one of double trumps close as advisers he has been silent on his side seem rarely heard he has done some talking with russians. first with the russian ambassador. and even with this man, he is the head of a
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russian bank tied to the investigation. when asked about that meeting, sergey gorkov sergey gorkov said ask the white house. his father—in—law did not seem to please. jarrod has now become much more famous than me. laughter i am a little bit upset about that. mr kushner was also part of a meeting with the russian lawyer arranged by donald trump junior. he's with the russian lawyer arranged by donald trumpjunior. he's bound to be asked about it in congress today. we wa nt be asked about it in congress today. we want to know where that these meetings took place, whether other meetings took place, whether other meetings took place, whether other meetings to place. we have a lot of ground to cover. some democrats are described as a threat to national security but republicans say this is his chance to clear this thing up. this is how i met the russian ambassador, this is what we talked
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about, this is how i found the e—mail about the meeting and once he gives his side of the story, then we can make an informed decision. donald trump has described the investigation is a witch—hunt. he is frustrated it is overshadowing his agenda but congress has vowed to go wherever the enquiry may lead them and on this occasion it is to the white house and the president in a circle. that the president's in a circle. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: at least ten people have been killed and several others injured in the afghan capital, kabul. an afghan government spokesman said a suicide attacker detonated a bomb in his car in a mainly shiite neighbourhood in the west of the city. there are no details about the target or who was behind the attack. there's been a shooting close to the israeli embassy in thejordanian capital, amman. it happened at a residential block used by embassy staff. twojordanian men were killed and two others injured, one of them an israeli.
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israel has faced scrutiny after it implemented tougher security at a sensitive jerusalem holy site earlier this month. experts on hiv are joining forces with cancer specialists to look at how the latest developments in cancer research can help find a cure for the virus. researchers meeting at an hiv science conference in paris believe that virus similarities with cancer tumour cells, and how they multiply, could hold the key to ridding the body of hiv, rather than merely bringing it under control. a ninth person has died after what immigration officials in the us state of texas said was a people—smuggling operation gone wrong. about one hundred people are thought to have been locked in the back of a truck in the city of san antonio in sweltering heat without water or air conditioning. the alarm was raised after one of the occupants managed to break out of the vehicle. bill hayton reports. it is still not clear exactly how many people were packed into this
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trap when it arrived in san antonio. some fled the scene, only those too ill to move remained. several survivors are seriously ill in hospital. and now, their welfare is more important than the fact they crossed the border illegally. how focus is to deliver compassionate care. we are at first responders, immediately delivering first aid, transporting sometimes by air, critical condition patients to local hospitals to prevent even more loss of life. it is now obvious that this was an organised large—scale operations. nearby security cameras showed other vehicles waiting for the truck. local reporter says those on—board were probably been taken to work on low—paid jobs. on—board were probably been taken to work on low-paid jobs. younger males trying to... generally go in for
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farm labour. the kind of hotel maintenance, construction. the trucks driver was arrested and will face charges. investigators are now try to identify others involved but with trafficking and smuggling of people rising, not falling, all those involved know this will not be the last such tragedy. ben is here with all the business news. later today the uk's trade secretary liam fox will be in washington to discuss a preliminary trade deal ahead of britain's departure from the european union. a final trade agreement cannot be ratified until the uk formally leaves the eu, but the two nations are keen to lay the foundations for what the us president expects to be "a very, very big deal". in an interview with the bbc, mr fox said that uk—us
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trade is currently worth nearly $220 billion. but this could increase by as much as $52 billion if trade barriers between the countries are removed. at present, the process cannot begin in earnest because the uk is not permitted to hold formal trade talks with non—eu countries until it has left the european customs union. to complicate matters, the uk's trade secretary has welcomed a transition agreement which could potentially last up until the next scheduled general election in 2022. although this would prevent the uk dropping off a cliff—edge in 2019, it is currently unclear whether the uk would be able to start negotiating with non—eu trading partners while the transition deal is active. the imf has kept its growth forecast
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for the world economy unchanged for these year and next although it is slightly revised up its expectation for the eurozone and china. plenty more in world business report in about 20 minutes time. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter — i'm @benmbland the battle to rid the so called islamic state group from mosul has claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives and left iraq's second largest city shattered by war. as residents begin the process of rebuilding the city and their lives, the bbc‘s yalda hakim takes a look back at how the battle unfolded. injune, in june, 2014, injune, 2014, so—called islamic state militants captured iraq ‘s second—largest city. tens of thousands of civilians flee. the idea is leader appears at the mosque
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of al—nuri proclaiming the creation of al—nuri proclaiming the creation ofa of al—nuri proclaiming the creation of a caliphate. more than two years later, iraqi pro—government forces back by us coalition launched an offensive to retake the city. by november, specialforces offensive to retake the city. by november, special forces enter eastern mosul and missed fierce resistance. life in the city has changed dramatically. civilians are suffering because of water and electricity shortages. museums and mosques destroyed and the dedication to the outside world is destroyed. brutal punishment by anyone contravening the jihadist interpretation of islamic law. in january this year, the government declares eastern mosul has been liberated and an assault begins the
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next month but it presents a more difficult challenge militants taken advantage of densely packed housing and narrow alleyways to target advancing troops with snipers and suicide bombs. 0n the 10th ofjuly, more than three years after the wall of mosul, iraq ‘s prime minister formally declares victory over is in the victory. the battle has left large areas in ruins, killed tens of thousands of civilians and displaced more than 920,000 people. seventeen journalists and executives from turkey's secular opposition daily cumhuriyet go on trial today. the defendants face charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, and could be sentenced to up to 43 years in prison. a dozen of them have already spent up to nine months in pre—trial detention. from istanbul selin girit reports. journalists giving a press statement
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ata journalists giving a press statement at a newspaper ‘s premises. not at usual site elsewhere but in turkey, it has become the news itself. this week 17 of cumhuriyet‘s employers will be facing trial on charges of terrorism, facing sentences of up to 43 years injail. dozens terrorism, facing sentences of up to 43 years in jail. dozens are terrorism, facing sentences of up to 43 years injail. dozens are ready behind bars, most of them fall nine months. i cannot touch and, when we talked over the phone, theyjust cut the line. all i can say is that this isa the line. all i can say is that this is a political case. they are just there to being journalists and doing theirjob. in the last year, around 150 media outlets have been shot. some say turkey is currently the country with the biggest number of imprisoned journalists with 150 facing trial by the government
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contradicts that figure. speaking to the bbc earlier this month, the president said there were only two jailed journalists in the country. turkey has marked the first anniversary of the coup attempt ten days ago. the failing of the plot was hailed as a triumph of democracy but the critics that day was actually the beginning of a massive crackdown, with over 50,000 people arrested since then. this is the biggest courthouse in turkey and journalists come here very often, either because they are on trial themselves, because they gather in solidarity to support their jailed colleagues. the previous avatar in chief of cumhuriyet is one of those facing trial this week. he had been jailed for three months last year accused of espionage. he was released on bail and now lives in a soui’ released on bail and now lives in a sourin released on bail and now lives in a sour in germany. cumhuriyet, my
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paper is one of the last bastions of free media and we have been struggling against this aggression with our news and our paper altogether, and now it is our turn to face this kind of allegations and if we lose these last case, there will be no more free press in turkey. journalists all over the world will be watching this trial closely. many think the outcome of this case could be indicative of the rout turkey is willing to take in the future. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: prince william talks about keeping the memory of his mother alive through his children — as the royal family prepares to mark 20 years since diana's death. mission control: you can see them
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coming down the ladder now. armstrong: that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. a catastrophic engine fire is being blamed tonight for the first crash in the 30—year history of concorde, the world's only supersonic airliner. it was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and hatred that tore apart the state of yugoslavia. but now, a decade later, it's been painstakingly rebuilt and opens again today. there's been a 50% decrease in sperm quantity and an increase in malfunctioning sperm unable to swim properly. thousands of households across the country are suspiciously quiet this lunchtime as children bury their noses in the final instalment of harry potter. this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines: president's trump's son—in—law jared kushner prepares to face questions from senators investigating alleged russian meddling in last year's election. at least nine people have died after being trapped in the back of a truck in texas. police say they were victims of people trafficking. president duterte of the philippines is preparing to deliver his state of the nation address — his second since he took power. it will be closely watched for any updates on the conflict against islamist militants and his crackdown on drug trafficking. 0ur correspondent howard johnson is in manila. any idea what he is likely to say? it's normally last for about 90
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minutes or so, doesn't it? good morning. that's the case. this time last two when he took up office, his first stage of the nation address, was a long and rambling speech but we can expect him today to talk about martial law, martial law in the south in marawi particular on the south in marawi particular on the island of mindanao where in the last month we have seen around 570 people killed in the conflict between the maute group rebels who are obliged to isis and the philippines army. people talk about the reasons why he, at the weekend, asked and gained an extension of martial law to the end of the year. he will explain the reasons why he thought that extension and shall the end of the year and the reasons why. about the economy, what is he likely to say on that? president duterte has a big plan at the moment, it's called dutertenomics, as he calls it, you'll, build, build strategy.
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he wants to inject $170 billion into the country in infrastructure projects up and down the country over the next few years. this is a very ambitious strategy for a country weather is widespread corruption, there are capacity issues where —— whether these issues can go ahead, for instance, a metro system in manila to deal with the crippling traffic you see here and also he is talking about putting forward a plan for a railway system around lindenow in the south, the island in the south of the philippines, and he will try to unify the country through creating jobs are putting in infrastructure —— mindanao. jobs are putting in infrastructure -- mindanao. you talk about unifying, what sort of opposition is there likely to be for this state of there likely to be for this state of the nation address today? i've been speaking to opposition senators and other activists over the last few days and they have been talking about president duterte's war on
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drugs. this war has seen more than 7000 people killed and many more deaths that have been investigated and people will be coming forward today and speaking about that, the fa ct today and speaking about that, the fact that president duterte has encouraged a situation where police can act with impunity there have been many extrajudicial killings and there will be a lot of protest outside the congress during the speech with people coming forward, as happens normally with state of the nation addresses, people coming forward and making their protest heard in front of all of the cameras and politicians walking into congress. howard johnson, ithink that speech begins injust congress. howard johnson, ithink that speech begins in just under four hours. we will find out about that. thank you very much. it's been a busy weekend of sport and at golf‘s open championship. jordan spieth has emerged as the winner. a strong favourite heading into the final round, he had to fight back from a poor start to beat compatriot matt kuchar. ben croucher reports. jordan spieth! he started the day leading, finished it winning. the bit in the middle?
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if only it were that simple. jordan spieth's 3—shot lead had already evaporated by the time he had reached the 13th. that's his ball in the shrubbery. miraculously, he walked off with a bogey and took the lead. birkdale was witnessing another spieth major meltdown. as arnold palmer said, though, success depends less on strength of body, more on strength of mind. where many minds might have been muddled, spieth's unscrambled. to open winning display. his tee shot on the next hole nearly went in. his putt after never looked like missing. birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, and no catching him now. ifelt like, once i lost my lead completely and we were tied, —— spieth turns 24 on thursday with a third major title. the only other man to do that — a certain jack nicklaus, and he won 18. britain's chris froome won the tour de france for the fourth time the final stage is traditionally a procession for the race leader.
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team sky's froome is now second in the all—time list of winners after completing his third successive victory. rigoberto uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with romain bardet third. incredible feeling to ride on to the champs—elysees. even after having done it three times previously, it doesn't diminish it at all. still all the same emotions are here. it is just incredible, absolutely incredible. england have won a dramatic final at lord's in the women's cricket world cup, beating india by just nine runs. anya shrubsole was the england hero, sparking an indian collapse with six wickets, including the match—winning moment. india seemed to be cruising towards a first world cup win before they lost their final seven wickets forjust 28 runs to spark those english celebrations as they won the title for the first time since 2009. pure appellation, i think. i think
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it is better when you are out there in the field because you have your teammates around you and this world cup really has been a team effort, people have chipped in along the way we have fought our way through some games that haven't necessarily on at times but on a cricket is all about winning, not necessarily about how you win but getting over the line. indian team was playing this after two long years have seen a lot of changes in the side, we have young players in the side so it is an experience for them but yeah, i think it was a good game, very happy that the girls have put up a fight and notjust that the girls have put up a fight and not just gave that the girls have put up a fight and notjust gave it, you know, easily to the england side. at every point, they have given their best. england made a huge step towards the quarterfinals of the women's european football championship with a 2—0 win over spain. scotland's prospects look bleak after they lost to portugal. if england avoid defeat in theirfinal group game, they will top the group. as they approach the 20th
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anniversary of their mother's death, prince william and his younger brother harry have been giving an insight into how they try to keep her memory alive. in a documentary for the british broadcaster itv, they also reflect on princess diana's charity work as greg dawson now reports. another‘s photograph of her two boys. made public for the first time, it's an image that sums up the sense of fun princes william and harry described about diana in a new documentary. nearly 20 years on from her death, rinse william, now a pa rent her death, rinse william, now a parent himself, talks of reminding his children of the grandmother they never met. i have more photos up around the house of her and we talk about her and it's hard because catherine didn't know her so she can't really provide the level of detail so i do regularly put george to bed and talk about her and tried
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to bed and talk about her and tried to remind them that there are two grandmothers in their lives. prince henry was a boy ofjust 12 when he lost his mother. in a conversation with one of her friends, the elton john, they reflect on her compassion, particularly her work with hiv charities. everybody in that photograph is smiling. because of her. yeah. she had an energy, she had a residents. in every photograph the route the positive global and she had an incredible ability which he in credit —— you inherited and i told her that, to make people feel at ease and feel that everything will be all right. much has been said and written about diana in the yea rs said and written about diana in the years since her death but for this anniversary, it is her sons who are keen to remind people of the impact on their lives and the world. rick dawson, bbc news. just one more story before we go. the annual world lumberjack championships has been taking place in the united states. men and women from across the globe came to test their chopping,
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climbing, and rolling skills. they had only axes and saws to help, and there wasn't a checked shirt in sight. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. apparently, when it comes to cutting down trees, balance is absolutely essential. announcer: three, two, one, go! for nearly 60 years, competitors from north america and beyond have come to take part in the lumberjack championships. this year, more than 100 of them made the trip to wisconsin, some to climb the tallest of trees, then to come right back down again. as we have already seen, there is competitive log rolling, but there is boom running, as well. two lumberjacks sprint across a series of logs. again, balance is vital. first one there and back is the winner. modern lumberjacking is an equal opportunity event — this competitor winning a chainsaw as her prize.
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one to watch, stirling hart. he won both the man's standing chop event and the men's springboard chop. after all, chopping down trees is a pretty fundamental part of thejob. but don't worry, he will sleep all night, after working all day — that's because he's a lumberjack, and he's 0k. tim allman, bbc news. that monty python i am a lumberjack song will never seen the same again. more on that story and indeed all of oui’ more on that story and indeed all of our other stories on this programme on our website. also, if you watching in the uk, bbc .co .uk. hello.
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that was an up—and—down weekend. many of us saw rain at some stage of the weekend. for some of us, it came from big clouds, threatening skies, and some intense downpours, but i think most of us saw some sunshine at some stage of the weekend, as well. in the sunshine, it wasn't too bad. but it is still up and down as we go through this week. that means a week of changeable weather on the way. but going to try to turn things drier and warmer in the next couple of days. not going to last, mind you. unsettled from wednesday. we'll all see some rain on wednesday, and the wind will be picking up, as well, during the second half of the week. now, the area of low pressure that produced the downpours over the weekend still close by for monday, affecting parts of central and eastern england. then we've got a bit of a gap, and we're looking to developments in the atlantic to bring more of that unsettled weather from midweek. but from monday, cloudy, with outbreaks of rain affecting some central and eastern parts of the uk as we go through the day, from that area of low pressure, and a cool breeze, as well. whereas the western side of the uk —
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going to be a lovely day across south—west england, wales, some long, sunny spells to be found here. but, through much of the midlands, south—east england, east anglia, up through yorkshire into north—east england, plenty of cloud around. the further east you are, into east anglia and the far south—east, a few sunny spells among the clouds. parts of yorkshire, to begin the day some outbreaks of rain. north—east england, though, bearing up quite well. northern ireland, a few fog patches around to begin the day. plenty of sunshine in western scotland. rather cloudy, and low cloud at that, into the far north—east of scotland, northern isles, hanging around during the day. and it is an east—west split for monday's weather. if you're underneath this cloud, it will feel quite cool, though it may brighten up and see the odd sharp shower in parts of east anglia and the far south—east of england. but for wales, for western england, for northern ireland, and for northern scotland, where in in some sunshine it will be very pleasant. 24—25 celsius in glasgow, though a late—day shower somewhere in western scotland can't be ruled out. as we go through monday evening, still some of those outbreaks of rain in the east of england, gradually beginning to pull away
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as we say goodbye to that area of low pressure. still some cloud around, though, from it, as we begin the day on tuesday. should start to break up, then we'll see some warm, sunny spells coming through again, and a gap between weather systems on tuesday. so take advantage of that, and enjoy the warmth in that sunshine, though it is still on the cool side for some along north sea coasts, with an onshore breeze. but here is that wetter and windier weather system coming in for wednesday. well, it is the summer holidays. doesn't look like that, though, on the chart here, and there will be rain spreading right across the uk, strengthening wind to near—gale in the north—west. and then for thursday and friday, we're into some cool and fresh air, with sunny spells and showers. this is bbc world news, the headlines. donald trump's son—in—law and adviser, jared kushner, will face questions from senators later as part of the investigation into whether or not russia colluded with the trump campaign to help him win the presidential election. police in the us state of texas have arrested a truck driver whose vehicle was found in a walmart car park with eight people dead
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in the back of it. a ninth person later died in hospital in the city of san antonio. a suicide attacker has detonated a car bomb in the afghan capital, kabul. at least 12 people have been killed and several wounded, according to a government spokesman. the target of the attack isn't yet clear. there's been a shooting close to the israeli embassy in thejordanian capital, amman. local police said twojordanian men were killed and two others injured —
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