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this is bbc news. i'm alpa patel. our top stories: the 620 summit in hamburg wraps up without agreement on how to tackle climate change. the host has no doubt the us is to blame. translation: i think it is very clear, but, unfortunately, we could not reach consensus. but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated. president trump leaves without making a final statement but having established, at least, a working relationship with his russian counterpart. translation: donald trump on television is very different than in real life. he is very concrete. he a nalyses real life. he is very concrete. he analyses things quite quickly. iraqi government forces begin celebrating in mosul, with the announcement of a final victory against so—called islamic state thought to be imminent. and all backgrounds, all persuasions, all colours of the rainbow. tens of thousands join the annual gay pride parade in london. hello, and welcome to bbc news.
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the 620 summit has closed in germany, revealing differences and division. significantly the final agreements made by world leaders showed how isolated the united states is over climate change. members backed the climate change accord signed in paris two years ago, but donald trump stood alone, repeating us withdrawal from the deal. in other developments, the us president said a trade deal with the uk would be signed soon.
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the meeting many were interested in was the one between donald trump and vladimir putin. their first official face to face, with claims of russian hacking a topic of discussion. the summit also recognised the right for countries to operate legitimate trade defence while fighting against protectionism. from hamburg, here's our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins. the first 620 summit for donald trump was never going to be easy for the leaders of the world's other major economies. dealing with an american president who is deeply sceptical of the international system based on shared rules. "america first" means he prefers individual deal making. ok, i'll work that out. in the chair, 6ermany‘s chancellor, angela merkel, found him especially difficult. she accused the united states of making talks on trade and protectionism very tough. and today she deplored, once again, trump's decision to withdraw america from the paris climate accord. she blamed him for holding out
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to the bitter end against this summit‘s conclusions on global warming. translation: i think it's very clear but unfortunately we could not reach consensus. but the differences were not papered over. they were clearly stated. and president trump, apparently to protect america's capacity to pollute, insisted today on the inclusion of separate us—only paragraphs in the summit conclusions, stressing his long—term commitment to fossil fuels. the president also raised eyebrows by asking his daughter to take his place during one working session. true, she's a white house advisor, but a senior russian official tweeted out this picture, later removed. the show stopper of this summit, of course, was yesterday's first face—to—face encounter between donald trump and vladimir putin. whatever the eventual outcome of the talks, today, the russian leader used his press conference to offer this assessment of donald trump. translation: trump on television
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is very different than in real life. he's very concrete. he analyses things quite quickly. i think if we can continue to build our relations, then there's every reason to think we can restore, at least in part, the level of cooperation we need. but donald trump himself passed up the chance to brief the press or answer questions. his reserved podium left empty. the stars and stripes eventually removed. this summit did survive all the efforts of violent protesters to disrupt it. james robbins, bbc news, hamburg. well, unlike some other world leaders, donald trump left the summit without giving a press conference. so, how unusual is that for a us president? that's a question i asked our washington correspondent, david willis. it is unusual, i think, because other leaders did, and also because it leaves the last word on that crucial meeting between these two leaders, vladimir putin, and donald
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trump, with the russians. there is some doubt about aspects of that meeting, some contention. vladimir putin said president trump acceptant the assertion they had not interfered in the outcome of last yea r‘s interfered in the outcome of last year's presidential election here in the us. mr putin said donald trump accept that. donald trump told white house reporters that is not the case and he did not accept there was no russian intervention in the elections. nevertheless, the fact they agreed to move on and put it behind them and scope out territory for the future seen as a positive sign by both of them, and of course, the very fact of this meeting went on way beyond its projected 35 minutes, two hours and 60 minutes, in fact. it was an interesting meeting many were watching. donald
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trump sat in on many meetings, but not all of them. his daughter replaced him on a few. what has been the response? some surprise when the 35—year—old first daughter stepped into his role when he stepped away for a little bit. there has been some condemnation on such a media and various commentators to be angela merkel made light of it, i have to say, but otherwise others are saying she had no business, no qualifications, she is a socialite, and should not have done it. she is officially an adviser to donald trump, a trusted one, and her husband, jared kushner, is a senior adviser to donald trump. but keeping it in the family is not unprecedented. jimmy carter's it in the family is not unprecedented. jimmy ca rter‘s wife sat in on meetings and so did
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hillary clinton when she was the first lady. nevertheless, there has been some surprise at this. well, one big item on mr trump's agenda was trade. music to the ears of british prime minister, theresa may, who is looking for a post—brexit trade deal. the two had a meeting which over ran by 20 minutes. the president said he expects "a very powerful" deal with the uk to be completed "very quickly." but mrs may acknowledged there were limits to negotiations while the uk was eu. the president also said plans to visit london will go ahead, but no date has been set. as the 620 leaders wrap up the summit in hamburg, police and security officials are counting the cost of violent protests. some 200 officers have been injured, while a similar number of protesters were detained or arrested. jenny hill reports. the fury, the violence, talk hamburg
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by surprise. shops were looted, businesses were trashed. this man has been trading here for nearly 50 yea rs. has been trading here for nearly 50 years. he told us he has never seen anything like it. translation: years. he told us he has never seen anything like it. translationzlj years. he told us he has never seen anything like it. translation: i am really shocked. very shocked. the business has been here for 70— 80 yea rs. we business has been here for 70— 80 years. we know there were problems in the neighbourhood, but it was in people from around here who did this. for nearly two days, the streets of hamburg have been a battleground. clashes flaring all over the city, more than 200 officers injured. this use, as they say, a new dimension of violence. ——
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this is. translation: we had to bring in specialforces, antiterrorism operations, to protect officers. we had intelligence they had officers. we had intelligence they ha d m olotov officers. we had intelligence they had molotov cocktails and concrete blocks ready to throw from rooftops. the morning after, a brief lull. what is really striking about hamburg today is the quiet. for the first time in nearly two days, there are no helicopters circling overhead, there are no sirens and no clashes. in the air, there is a sense of quiet shock. this city, after all, has experienced nearly 48 hours of near continuous violence. many here simply wanted to protest peacefully. this afternoon, they got their chance. few extremists, little violence, just a gesture, as police
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removed their riot helmets. but officers fear there will be more trouble tonight. it may not be it for hamburg just yet. jenny hill, bbc news, hamburg. and we will go live to hamburg now. police have been using a water cannon against what looks like a small number of road testers still out on the streets. —— protesters. they appear to be anti—capitalists. they appear to be anti—capitalists. they are certainly not the scenes we saw a few days ago on thursday and friday when shops were looted and ca i’s friday when shops were looted and cars torched. it looks like there are more police than protesters in that video. don't forget, there is plenty more analysis on the 620 summit on our website. in particular, there's a look at what america's position on opting out of the climate change deal could mean for the environment,
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and how other countries are likely to react. that's on bbc.com/news. let's go to other major story this hour the fight for mosul. state television in iraq is reporting security forces are on the verge of retaking the city of mosul, which has been under the control of the so—called islamic state for more than three years. after nine months of intense fighting, soldiers were today celebrating on the streets but asjonathan beale reports, there's still no official word of victory from the iraqi government. it's been the fight of their lives. their battle to retake mosul from the group calling itself islamic state started in october last year. they have lost many comrades along the way, but today, the iraqi security forces were firing their weapons in celebration, claiming victory over their enemy. translation: this joy has been achieved by the sacrifices of our martyrs and the blood of our wounded heroes. god willing, may happiness prevail in iraq. after nearly nine months of brutal
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street—to—street fighting, these iraqi security forces believe they have defeated is in the city that was once their stronghold, but there are still pockets of resistance, the occasional sound of gunfire. but look everywhere around you and you will see that pretty much every building has been damaged or destroyed. if this is victory, it's come at a cost. no—one yet knows how many civilians have lost their lives in this city, it's still a fight for survival. translation: hunger, starvation, fear of aerial bombing. we lived in a cellar. look at this! our house fell on top of us. the extremist rule may be coming to an end, but they are by no means finished in iraq. clashes have broken out between protesters and security forces in indian—administered kashmir. it happened on the anniversary of the killing of a proiminant militant leader. the indian authorities have imposed heavy restrictions in the kashmir valley for this anniversary, stopping internet access and locking
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down key locations. 0ur correspondent, sanjoy majumder, reports from kashmir. a battle for control in south kashmir. protesters take on security forces. the troops respond with threats, a bat in charge, and eventually tear gas. —— baton. the mostly teenage boys have come out on the streets and security forces are chasing them. they are throwing rocks at them. and they are being pushed back slowly. the mandate is very, very clear. 0n pushed back slowly. the mandate is very, very clear. on no account must they be allowed to advance. and the
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security forces will use as much force is needed to bring this to one. “— force is needed to bring this to one. —— an end. the authorities wa nted one. —— an end. the authorities wanted to prevent a repeat of these scenes. 0utpouring of support for the military commander during his funeral. thousands of people, militants, civilians, turned up. that is testimony to his massive public following. he had been killed in an exchange with indian soldiers. this time, all access to his village was sealed. internet services were shut down, villagers ordered to stay indoors. they even searched the woods to make sure no one slipped through. but many were determined to try, including women. translation: he was a macho, he was no terrorist.
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—— martyr. we want to tell the government that. he protected us, he was a freedom fighter. since his death, there has been an upsurge of violence in kashmir. more worryingly for india, civilians are playing an active role. during counterinsurgency operations, they now attack the troops to help villages escape, and the soldiers often fire at them. translation: we wa nt often fire at them. translation: we want minimum collateral damage, we don't want civilian casualties. to a large extent, we have succeeded in that. public anger is now posing a greater threat to the security forces tha n greater threat to the security forces than armed militants. bbc news, indian administered kashmir. supporters of the white supremacist ku klux klan have marched in cha rlottesville, virginia but were dwarfed by a counter—protest.
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the kkk members were protesting against the planned removal of a statue of general probably, who oversaw confederate forces in the us civil war. in the town, they were met by hundreds of jeering cou nter— protesters. the klan marchers paraded past hundreds of people shouting "racists go home," and other chants. the protest was authorised by officials on free speech grounds. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the collection of ties and tiny figurines that give a glimpse into the life of one of the britain's greatest poets, philip larkin. 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. 6ermany we will host the 2006 world cup. they pipped south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated, and celebration
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parties planned in all the big cities were cancelled. the 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. the latest headlines: the 620 summit has ended in germany, with world leaders failing to bridge the divide over climate change following america's withdrawal from the paris agreement. venezuelan opposition leader
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leopoldo lopez has been moved to house arrest, after more than three years in jail. mr lopez had been sentenced to 14 years prison for leading anti—government protests in 2014. the move has been supported by president nicolas maduro, who has called on mr lopez to deliver a message of peace. pascale davies reports. a small slice of liberty for venezuela's most famous political prisoner. leopoldo lopez will now com plete prisoner. leopoldo lopez will now complete a 14 year sentence at home, with his family. the last three yea rs with his family. the last three years we re with his family. the last three years were spent in jail for leading anti—government protests in 2014. now out from behind bars, he is
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determined to continue the fight against president nicolas maduro's government. translation: venezuela, iam speaking government. translation: venezuela, i am speaking on behalf of leopoldo. this is a step towards freedom. i don't have any resentment, nor any desire to end my fight. i maintain my firm opposition to this regime andi my firm opposition to this regime and i am firm in my conviction to fight or true peace, coexistence, change, and freedom. the supreme court says the harvard educated former mayor was granted house arrest due to health problems, though his family says he is in good shape. for years, the president has described him as a dangerous terrorist, and refused to pardon him. his surprise release a small victory for government opposition, who have had few of their demands met. protests over the last three months have erupted in violent clashes, killing over 90 people, and
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lopez has called for them to continue. here in london, tens of thousands of people have been taking part in the annual pride in london parade. the march through central london marks 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised. wyre davies has been watching the celebrations. all backgrounds, all persuasions and all colours of the rainbow. for the last 45 years, pride has been where londoners openly celebrate who and what they are. but when percy and roger became a couple, publicly declaring their love for each other was still illegal. this is their first pride, and they're making up for lost time. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, they're enjoying the equal rights that younger people here now take for granted. now, i think, they are lucky. they can do what they like, when they like, and wherever
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they like, and they‘ re going to get away with it. and isn't that wonderful? a friend of my father once told him that he thought homosexuality was worse than murder, and that was the prevailing attitude. and so, when i look at this, i think, what's happened to the world, you know? the parade was opened by l6bt members of the emergency services, many of whom attended the 6renfell and the london terror attacks. among the 1 and the london terror attacks. among the1 million or so and the london terror attacks. among the 1 million or so spectators, and the london terror attacks. among the1 million or so spectators, a young refugee from syria, enjoying an atmosphere he could only dream of at home. really grateful about where iam now, at home. really grateful about where i am now, and at home. really grateful about where iam now, and i am really, really happy. iam now, and i am really, really happy- i iam now, and i am really, really happy. iam iam now, and i am really, really happy. i am over the moon. in the run—up to pride, there were accusations the event had become too corporate, and had lost some of its original, radical purpose.
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but, with hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of london, pride this year seems as spontaneous as ever. wyre davies, bbc news, central london. a tea towel collection and the complete works of dick francis — unlikely items to make you think of the british poet philip larkin. but they are all part of a new exhibition of his belongings opening today as part of hull's year as the uk's city of culture. for the first time, the complete contents of larkin's house, where he died in 1985, will be on show. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. when getting my nose in a book cured most things, short of school, it was worth ruining my eyes... philip larkin's poem "a study of reading habits". now, we know more about his own reading habits, because his personal book collection has gone on display, and there is a lot of agatha christie, billy bunter and beatrix potter. so here we've got 3700
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of philip larkin's own books... they are part of an exhibition of his personal objects at the university of hull library, where he worked for more than 30 years. but what do ties, a lawnmower, and his tiny animal figurine collection tell people about one of the nation's greatest—ever poets? well, what they will learn is what they cannot learn in books. lots of words have been written about larkin, but what you can see here are the things he surrounded himself with in his life. because he's a librarian, he catalogues everything. he's even catalogued who he has received christmas cards from, and who is sending them to. if he sends one but does not get one back? he will be gone. in 1979 he received a christmas card from andrew motion, that he has not set one. his biographer and literary executor. in 1980, yes, larkin sent a christmas card back. he sent one in 1979, he doesn't get
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one, he writes down, he sent one back the next year. the exhibition also includes super—eight film from the 1960s and ‘70s. it is clear why philip larkin became a poet and not an actor. you have not shied away from the darker side of his personality? no, this figure of hitler was bought by his father on one of his visits to germany. and he gave it to his son, and philip kept it. i never thought about hull until i was here. hull's year of city of culture has already helped to change perceptions of the place. the man currently doing larkin's old job is certain he would have approved. i think he would be appreciative. would he have suspected of philip larkin exhibition?
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i'm not sure he would have been comfortable with that. but as the exhibition shows, larkin was seldom entirely comfortable with anything. hundreds of italian drivers have taken part in a rally of fiat 500 cars, in celebration of the vehicle's 60th anniversary. the much—loved model known in italy as the chinquechento was launched as a people's car when it was first produced in 1957. it was a successor to the fiat topolino model, topolino meaning "little mouse". and next to florida, where something rather colourful has been happening. these divers are taking part in an underwater music festival, though it has to be said, they are not actually playing those instruments. hello there. after a warm, muggy
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night, sunday should bring us a more warm weather, with some sunshine. not dry everywhere, though, some rain in the forecast as well. during saturday there were seems a bit like this. a lot of sunshine around, mrs kerry begin in wales. and as we move through the day on sunday, blue sky and sunshine, but there will be some rain around across northern part of the country. we have got quite a slow moving front, and that is bringing outbreaks of rain across parts of scotland and northern ireland through the day on sunday. whereas further south across england and wales, higher pressure is holding onto the weather. not a lot of isobars on the map, to a very light is around, a pleasant enough day across most parts of the country. as we move through the day we have got that front bringing cloud and cachia bricks a range of northern ireland, admittedly to southern and western scotland. northern scotland, though, should brighten up and england and wales should have quite a lot of dry weather as well. so this is 4pm in the afternoon, some sunshine for
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stornoway and inverness. cloudy for aberdeen, rain across northern parts of northern ireland, thinking its way to the south on the part of dumfries and galloway, for example, as well. as we move in to england and wales, mostly sustained dry with good spells of sunshine, butjust the odd chance of catching one or two maccabees light, passing showers, particularly across the east of wales, the midlands, down across the south—west of england, fewer showers i think reaching eastern parts of england. it is likely to stay dry at lord's for the fourth day of the test match, england continue to play south africa. 26 degrees or so. at the bit more cloud around and we have seen over recent days. moving sunday evening, still at rain in northern ireland, central and southern scotland, tapping up for a time and drifting its way eastwards overnight. fairly cloudy skies further south with a few showers around. could get the odd thunderstorm across the far south—east as well. still muggy, 17 degrees also in the south, although slightly fresher conditions moving into scotland and northern ireland. after that fairly cloudy start for some of us, it should brighten up on
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monday and then we are set to see a day of sunny spells and scattered showers bubbling up through central and eastern areas in particular, through the course of the afternoon. the odd heavy one, but certainly not a washout. some good spells of sunshine between any showers, highs between 16 to 25 degrees or so. into tuesday, further showers across northern parts of the country. more persistent rain moving its way east across southern parts of england, south wales as well. we could do with a little bit of rainfall across this part of the world that it will bea this part of the world that it will be a little bit cooler, with temperatures around about 16 to 21 celsius and then it stays a little bit cooler, but italy overnight. more comfortable for sleeping as we had through into the middle part of the week, with a few showers in the north. 6oodbye for now. this is bbc news, the headlines. the 620 summit in hamburg has drawn to a close, with a failure by world leaders to bridge the divide over climate change. angela merkel said she deplored president trump's decision to withdraw from the paris agreement. mr trump left the summit without giving a scheduled news conference. he did win a concession on trade. while renewing a pledge against protectionism, the final communique underlined
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the right of countries to protect their markets. vladimir putin says he's established a working relationship with donald trump. the russian president gave an upbeat assessment of future co—operation. iraqi government forces have begun celebrating in mosul, with the announcement of a final victory against so—called islamic state thought to be imminent. state tv says government forces are battling to clear
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