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this is bbc news. the headlines at 9:00 — the un fears for up to 150,000 civilians. they are trapped in mosul in iraq, held by so—called islamic state. there has been a massive landslide in china. more than 100 people are still missing. 3a high—rise blocks of flats across england have failed fire safety tests on their external cladding according to government figures. and a rock star's welcome for britain's opposition leader, jeremy corbyn. he says he is inspired by youngsters getting into politics at glastonbury. the united nations fears
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for the safety of up to 150 thousand civilians — who could be trapped in the last enclave of mosul. it's held by the so called islamic sate. but the iraqi army is closing in. as it does the un humanitarian co—ordinator in the country says civilains are at extreme — almost unimaginable risk. more on that in a moment. but first, our correspondent 0rla guerin reports from the front line in mosul‘s old city. she's with cameraman nicholas hameon and producer firle davies. a warning — her report contains distressing images. a journey to the front line. 0ur windscreen, a reminder of the dangers ahead. 0ur escort, from iraq's elite counter—terrorism force. snaking forward towards an enemy that is still inflicting casualties.
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like this wounded soldier, being rushed away as we arrived. and families fleeing too. 0n foot. escaping hunger and fear, and a beloved city robbed of life. no food. no water. mosul dead. this is the old city area, it is really the heart of the battle, and when you look around here you get a real sense of how fierce the fighting has been, the damage is immense in every direction. the narrow streets are a tight squeeze as troops close in on the last pockets of is resistance. we were told the militants were just 300 metres away. some on the receiving end of an iraqi missile strike. the extremists are now facing defeat here, but it has taken three years
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to get this far. and immense damage has been done to the fabric of mosul, and the unity of iraq. well, we heard from civilains who had managed to escape in 0rla's report. but what about those still trapped? i've been speaking to lisa grande — the un humanitarian co—ordinator in iraq. she says civilians including children — are being used as human shields by is. i think it is very clear that the 100,000 250,000 civilians who are still trapped in the old city of mosul are and extreme risk. that includes being used as human shields. families trying to escape from the old city are being directly
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targeted. we estimate that at least 30% of all the people who are fleeing and are being shot are women and children. wheels or that the families who are trapped inside of mosul are suffering from food deprivation. it is very hot in there 110w deprivation. it is very hot in there now and we know that water supplies have been cut for a long time. that means families do not have the safe drinking water they need. do you think the immediate challenge is can your teens cope on the ground? we estimated that o'neill worst case scenario, 150,000 people would flee. before the old city has been reta ken, before the old city has been retaken, 900,000 civilians have left mosul. in other words, we have surpassed the worst case. even having said that, we have been able to stay under the leadership of the government and stay one step ahead. we are now entering the final stages and it is clear that we do not have the funding that is required to support the huge numbers of people
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who have left and the hundred thousand to 150,000 who have left and the hundred thousand to 150 , 000 civilians who have left and the hundred thousand to 150,000 civilians who at have not yet been able to leave the old city. we need to provide the funding that is so urgently needed. that is the humanitarian need, but what about in terms of the military need? do you think the intensification of this fighting, do you think a ceasefire is an order? this is some of the most intense fighting we have seen in the entire campaign to host islamic state from iraq. this is why the united nations, we have said it before, as strongly as we can, all of the parties involved have to do everything we can to ensure that civilians survive, they are protected and they receive the assistance they need. the parties to the conflict are making sure that civilians live. rescue work has continued throughout
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the night after a massive landslide in china's sichuan province. more than 60 homes have been engulfed. officials say 15 bodies have been found. but more than a—hundred people are still missing. here's our china correspondent — stephen mcdonell. 2”; teams been digging through mounds of rubble searching for survivors. more than 40 searching for survivors. more than a0 homes were buried when the top of the mountain collapsed, causing a major landslide. working in constant rain and throat is covered by mud and rocks, the rescue effort has been difficult. and yet local officials say that some survivors have been pulled out and taken to
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hospital. they say this has included a couple and also a baby. translation: at around five o'clock in the morning, the baby was crying, so in the morning, the baby was crying, soi in the morning, the baby was crying, so i changed the nappies and then i heard a loud noise. i went to the door and it was hit by wind and water and stones came flying g used to h
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§ 1} oito ' " it's been three weeks since the diplomatic crisis broke out. and it's feared a leaked list of demands from saudi arabia and its allies doesn't seem to offer much hope for a resolution. qatar has already denounced the demands as an attack on its sovereignty. zing gflflifléfls‘w?~7fz?~fii~7~?7 " 7 ”7 " 7, ' 7 collective grouping to maintain a collective grouping with one of the partners in this collective grouping through this
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platform. we cannot do this actively promoting an extremist and terrorist agenda. for more on this, i spoke with the bbc world service middle east analyst, sebastian usher. as qatar has said this is basically an attack on their 70, i think many people would say that this is pretty much what it would mind to. —— an attack on their sovereignty. 0n the surface, it sounds slightly more conciliatory, saying there will be i'io conciliatory, saying there will be no further escalation but in ag conciliatory, saying there will be no further (aggie arab lin a—g conciliatory, saying there will be no further (aggie arab emirates g conciliatory, saying there will be no further (aggie arab emirates and - much further severed - and transport and they severed ties and transport winks immediately, pushing as hard as they could wait at the start.
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these demands are clearly pushing very ha rd these demands are clearly pushing very hard again, so the game plan looks like it is to push qatar as ha rd looks like it is to push qatar as hard as possible into a corner to try to get them to submit to some extent, perhaps not to all of those demands, but enough to satisfy the saudis particularly that they will i'io saudis particularly that they will no longer be reading their international strategy in such an independent way. all that the uae foreign minister offered was that the situation at the moment, the seven other links will become permanent, and the gulf corporation counsel will lose a member. that will destabilise the region and if it becomes permanent, the pressure that cats are at the moment has been able to deal with, it will become very difficult as prepares for the world cup in a few years. it is also continuing aim massive plans for a
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development. that will all be limited by the casting of links. checks made after last week's deadly fire at a london tower block have revealed that 3a high—rise buildings across england have unsafe external cladding. thousands of buildings, including some schools and hospitals are now being checked. last night hundreds of people stayed in hotels and emergency accommodation in north london. four tower blocks were evacuated, so urgent fire safety work could be done. richard lister reports. why was we all ordered to be evacuated at 8.30 at night? tempers were running high today, the leader of camden council took the brunt of the frustration from people evacuated overnight. i am being told they can't rehouse me because
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i've got a dog. a hotel place was found for this woman and her dog, but there are thousands of others, people and pets, facing weeks of uncertainty. iam not i am not sure what the issue is. the fire exits all seem to be in place. but that is one of the other issues. that is one of the other reasons given for us having to evacuate. peter bertram, who is 9a, had to leave the flat he has had for almost 50 years. i felt sorry for people who are a lot worse than me, especially with children. they have to carry on. but there are at least 80 flats where residents are refusing to leave. i really cried last night. the council officials came to the door, banging on the door, "get out,
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get out," but the chap round the hallway said, "no, she's not going, she is getting on for 80. "she can't go anywhere, she's got a cat." many residents have been asking why they had to leave in the middle of they had to leave in the middle of the night. the council says the fire service gave them no choice. they said there was nothing we could do to guarantee residents' safety that night, and in that situation, i thought we had to act swiftly. work is under way to fix the faults but it will take weeks to complete. the residents of this tower block feel themselves to be in limbo, unsure of just how dangerous this building is and how long they might be excluded from their homes. and as they are finding out, thousands of people across the country are facing the same issues.
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some people will have to sleep on the beds in the leisure centre again tonight. the council is warning people refusing to leave that we may be forced out for their own safety. stay with us here, still to comes the british and irish lions versus the british and irish lions versus the all blacks. we will bring you the all blacks. we will bring you the results from auckland. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. 15 bodies have been found after a massive landslide in china. more than 100 people are still missing as rescu e rs than 100 people are still missing as rescuers search for survivors. the leader of the british labour
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partyjeremy corbyn has appeared at glastonbury festival. he has spoken about how people need to come together to build a better society. is it right that so many people in our country have no home to live in and only a street to sleep on? is it right that so many people are frightened of where they live at the moment, having seen the horrors of what happened in grenfell tower? is it right that so many people live in such poverty in a society surrounded by such riches? howell was jeremy corbyn received?
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glastonbury prides itself on being a politically engaged festival. he got a very warm, positive reception from the crowds here. a large audience in front of the main pyramid stage, small parts of the audience sporadically chanted his name before he came on and while he was speaking. he then went on to speak at the left—field alia another area of glastonbury, talking about left leading ideas and concepts. lets get back to the music. what are fans looking forward to tonight? they have had katy perry already, one of the biggest acts in the world on the main stage, and now they are gathering for food fighters. some people may remember that foo fighters were supposed to play here inafew fighters were supposed to play here in a few years ago, but one of the
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members broke his leg. 0n in a few years ago, but one of the members broke his leg. on what has been a relatively modest three glastonbury, unusually, there are hoping to see ed sheeran produce a fantastic set on sunday evening bringing to an end and entertaining weekend. time now for the sport. the british and irish lions have lost the opening test against new zealand. despite some brief flashes of brilliance from the tourists, coach warren gatland says they have no excuses about the 30—15 defeat. the lions arrived here with momentum but their positivity had more or less evaporated by the end of the game. the all blacks' first try was scored in the first—half and two
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more in the second half. they have not lost here since 199a, and that record may never change, the way things are going. it was not as one—sided as the scoreline suggests, and the lions did score a wonderful try in the first half. warren gatland said afterwards that he is confident they can i do some of those mistakes and make this a closely fought series. but they will 110w closely fought series. but they will now travel to wellington knowing that the need to win both the remaining tests if they are to avoid a serious defeat. but tonight the oil blacks —— all blacks showed how difficult they will be to beat. the score in the end looks like it was easy, but it was not. the lions played meant that doesn't lay, and when they can score tries like that first one, you are sitting there,
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thinking, they should be doing that a bit more often. that is one of the best test tries i have ever seen. lewis hamilton edged out his team—mate to take pole position for the azerbaijan grand prix. championship leader sebastien vessel qualified fourth. hosts england have been beaten by india in the curtain—raiserfor this year's women's world cup in derby. india's batsmen set england an imposing 282 to win — leaving england needing the highest run chase in world cup history if they were to win. maybe every world cup needs to begin with a shock. if this world cup is about trying to unlock the cricketing potential for women about trying to unlock the cricketing potentialfor women in india, then here is something for that country to latch onto. at the
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start of play, everything was in england's favour. cloudy skies, england's favour. cloudy skies, england won the toss, and then to fast bowlers. india reacted well. scintillating play, and when other contributions throughout the top order, it enabled india to set such a stiff target. in fact, england needed to achieve their highest ever run chase to win the match. 282, they wanted. they never got off to a flying start, early wickets and then pegged back by some excellent fielding. we saw dropped catches from both teams but direct hits from india were still there. england were still in with a shout, only needing 72 from the last ten overs. but then
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england all out for 2a6. there is a round—robin stage in this way in the world cup, somebody is out yet, but in terms of generating interest, as we said, there is nothing like a shock and we had one here in derby. that is all the sport for now. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the french president emmanuel macron wants the world to sign up to a new environmental agreement — that would make a clean and healthy environment a human right. speaking in paris, he unveiled draft proposals for a legally binding treaty, which supporters hope will be adopted by the united nations. it follows president trump's decision to pull the us out of the paris climate change accord. a cyber attack on the uk houses of parliament has targeted the email accounts of some mps and members of the house of lords. the parliamentary authorities said unauthorised attempts had been made to access some accounts, and measures had been taken to secure the system.
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it comes just over a month after a8 of england's hospital trusts were hit by a cyberattack. a coal mining explosion in colombia has killed at least eight people. five others are missing after the blast. rescuers have been digging by hand. because it is not yet clear. the gardens at france's chateau de chambord have opened to the public after a major renovation. it's taken 1a years of historical research and cost almost four million dollars. take a look at this. when you discover the garden from the roofs, from the terrace, it is like a shock. we are in the spirit of the winning sums. if you want to get in touch with me
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about that story or any other, you can on twitter. theyjetted in on their own special plane and are just and to become huge stars in germany. they were accompanied by two panda specialists. plenty of bamboo accompanied them. and about two weeks, the vips will be unveiled to the public. thank you forjoining us. the public. thank you forjoining us. goodbye. quite breezy across scotland through
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this evening and overnight. there is some breeze for western parts of england and wales as well. not much rain until later on when the cloud thickens up across wales. that will spread a bit further inland. 11 degrees in glasgow by dawn, 1a or 15 for london and cardiff. low pressure moving towards scandinavia, winds coming down from the north and north—west. it will be quite a breezy start to d—day in scattered showers, some of those on the heavy side in the west. similar in northern ireland and the far north
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of england, and then that thicker cloud and some rain. rain all was heaviest in the western side of wales. eastern england will be much lighter. around 17 celsius in london by 9am. through the day, something ofa by 9am. through the day, something of a north—south split, if you showers in the western side of scotland. any rain should be mostly light and fairly patchy but it is a dull afternoon here. 22 celsius, not too bad in the south—east, 15 in glasgow, 17 in the newcastle and belfast. a bit of rain per glastonbury but not too bad, cloud will be breaking up into the afternoon. into monday, the best of the sunshine will be across the far south and east, cloud thickening up
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on some rain spreading into northern ireland. could well be some wet weather for northern england and southern scotland, and into tuesday, low— pressure southern scotland, and into tuesday, low—pressure in charge. some cloud and rain around for many others. into next week, it is looking quite u nsettled, into next week, it is looking quite unsettled, some spells of heavy rain, quite windy and cloudy. the headlines on bbc news. the united nations says there may be up to 150,000 civilians still united nations says there may be up to 150 , 000 civilians still trapped in the last conclave of mosul held by the islamic state group. the un coordinator in the country says they are at extreme risk. 15 bodies have reportedly been found following a huge landslide that there is a mountain village in china's sichuan province. 0ver100 people are still missing. checks made after last week's deadly
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fire have revealed that 3a high—rise buildings across england have unsafe cladding. thousands of buildings are being checked including hospitals and schools. france's president emanuel macron has wanted to work towards a national agreement that would make clea n national agreement that would make clean environment a human right. he has put forward proposals for a legally binding treaty. coming up at ten o'clock, a full round—up of the day's news. and now on bbc news, our world. goodbye aleppo.
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