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and because they had the power and the weapons, they had the tactics that they were trained on, they this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. managed to suppress and control the headlines at 103m. large swathes of territory and american—backed kurdish forces suppress the people by imposing claim they have captured islamic state's last remaining stronghold in eastern syria. their extremist islamic ideologies. we talk a lot in are reporting about the countdown to brexit — the foreign fighters who are theresa may warns mps a third attracted by the ideologies and then meaningful vote may not take place travel to the region to fight with a next week if it doesn't get group that calls itself examining sufficient support. us special counsel robert state. what about local support? mueller submits his investigation into alleged russian what extent was there any genuine collusion during the 2016 us presidential election. enthusiasm for islamic state? there a 17—year—old is stabbed to death following a fight outside a block of flats in west london. was definitely genuine support from the al noor mosque in some syrians on the ground, who christchurch reopens one week on from a mass shooting there, joined the group, although they were which killed 42 people. neverin joined the group, although they were never in the higher ranking a sterling performance positions in the group. the from raheem at wembley, high—ranking positions in the group he scores a hat—trick, as england thrash the czech republic where the go from iraq or libya or 5—0 in their opening even farther —— foreigners who are european championships qualifier. leading the movements. but and, the travel show is in dubai definitely there is such an ideology about how the gulf city is trying
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inside syria and we now have what is to become more sustainable. that's in half an hour cold the hts, which is formally here on bbc news. known as al mr, which has links to al-qaeda and they have similar ideology, although not to the level of extremism that iis followed but that means the ground is therefore such groups to take hold again but the problem is to defeat the ideology you need to understand the grievances of the people that western—backed forces in syria have declared a final started with economic, political and military victory over the so—called democratic grievances when iis fed islamic state group. the syrian democratic forces on that and managed to gain support said they'd taken full from the ground. thank you. our control of the village of baghouz and declared the "total elimination" correspondent is in northern syria of islamic state. for us now. it looks very calm and the final loss of territory for islamic state follows a period peaceful where you're standing. but in which they overran huge parts of iraq and syria brutally impsing that has been an area of intense fighting in recent months. yes and their hardline islamist ideology. paul adams looks back on how it all happened. we have been here over the past couple of weeks or so, and last
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weekend we were told there was still 5000 people potentially inside that area and that last on clave of the islamic state group, while earlier this week we saw with our own eyes a terrible onslaught, huge offensive has been on the retreat ever since, against the final on clave through squeezed out of their last tiny the night and then through the day. pockets of territory. hours of bombardment at the camp. us backed forces in syria are celebrating the defeat of isis in raqqa. so yes, the dream of a caliphate, and it was felt by forces leaving an islamic state, that is over. the front line, in those days they but the group can still do damage. their leader is still out we re the front line, in those days they were telling us that the territory there, despite numerous had pretty much been one back and reports of his death. they may, may have that clashes that remained in recent killed the isis leader. reports that baghdadi days would just be against was among those killed... individual militants were hiding in a very complex tunnel network in and could be a big victory around the area and that appears to in the war on terror. have been what has been going on in his last recorded message was in august. the past couple of days. as well as he called on his followers to persevere, despite the setbacks in iraq and syria. a clean—up operation to remove unexploded ordinance and potential those followers, they are still listening, and there are probably still thousands of them. booby—traps unexploded ordinance and potential booby—tra ps and also unexploded ordinance and potential so, expect to see more booby—traps and also it has to be of this in the region. said that there is a feeling that bomb attacks, killing and maiming
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there has been a lot of cleaning up large numbers of civilians, and it's notjust in iraq and syria. of the bodies of potentially many isis has active franchises in afghanistan, in libya, hundreds of those who were killed in in egypt, and beyond. this final offensive. and yes, there will be more attacks in the west, too. now we can't always say that the attacks were planned now the syrian democratic forces or commissioned by the group, but that's not the point. have announced a territorial the point is that the ideology alone victory, but they are also calling is enough to inspire those attacks. the ideology is very much alive. it the total elimination of the so—called caliphate, so while they are cautious, that doesn't mean an to understand why, just look end to the fight against the islamic at the places where it started. state group, but it is still, syria's civil war is not yet over. nevertheless, a huge moment, iraq is still divided, too. considering the group did once and then there's everyone else control a territory larger than the size of britain. thank you. with an interest in the region. america, russia, iran, turkey, all with their own different agendas. there are splits along sectarian theresa may has admitted she may lines, along ethnic lines, not garner enough support along regional lines. for her brexit deal in a third commons vote next week, as long as those rivalries exist, and may seek a further extension to britain's eu membership. the middle east is going to remain if her deal does not pass, a deeply unstable place. the eu has set a deadline of fertile ground for those 12th april for the uk to who don't mind mixing extreme violence with a narrow, propose a new plan. in a letter to all mps on friday evening, mrs may offered medieval version of islam. to talk to mps over the coming days "as parliament prepares to take and remember, groups like is, momentous decisions".
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like its predecessors, were able to cause mayhem without actually occupying it's increasingly likely mps will be any territory at all. asked to vote on a variety and there's no reason to suppose of possible brexit outcomes. meanwhile, supporters of another they can't do that again. eu referendum will march the pentagon said isis remains through central london later, an active insurgent group and labour's tom watson in both iraq and syria, will speak at the event. and it warns that without continued to pressure, it is likely he's expected to pledge to back to regain territory. the prime minister's deal, but only if she agrees paul adams reporting. our to hold a referendum on it. 0ur political correspondent correspondent is monitoring developments in beirut. this had peter saull is here. been much predicted, but it has now been much predicted, but it has now been announced that the islamic first of all, since we talked about state group ‘s territory has been eliminated. what about the group tom watson needs to be a further itself? basically, we know that it referendum, what about the march today? what are the organisers hoping to achieve? it seems late in has been a long and really hard battle, led by the kurdish forces of the day. they arranged it for today because it was supposed to be the the syrian democratic forces, but we last saturday before britain was due also know that there are still to leave the european union next friday, and now probably won't thousands of iis fighters, some
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happen until the 12th of april at surrendered to the syrian democratic forces, and waiting for trial, the earliest. the last march in waiting to be exported back to their central london, hundreds of people countries, depending on the countries, depending on the countries they are coming from, but took part and organisers expect it there are still thousands who are in took part and organisers expect it to be even higher this time. it shows just how high those passions are running up and down the country on this fundamental issue. there are lots of people that fundamentally disagree with the idea of holding another referendum, not least the government, and at this stage, the chances of bringing about a people's vote appear slim. the last time there was a vote on it in the house of commons there was a clear majority against that idea. you never know, things change quickly. they have a habit of doing that on this subject. talking of which, we we re this subject. talking of which, we were told earlier in the week that theresa may was minded to bring her deal back for a third attempt to get it to the house of commons, then this letter appears to be saying she is not that confident. the impression left by eu leaders at the summit when they were briefed by theresa may that they were picking
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up theresa may that they were picking upa tone theresa may that they were picking up a tone from her. is there any sense from government where these extra dates may come from, or is it just a wing and a prayer? the a cce pta nce just a wing and a prayer? the acceptance was in the cabinet is that they will struggle to get that deal through, unless there is a massive change in a short space of time. it looks highly unlikely that the deal would get through as things stand, which is why theresa may said in this letter that the meaningful vote for the third time might not actually happen this week. if it doesn't, that breaks the terms of the extension offered by the european union taking us to may 22. then we are very much in the territory of what happens next? can a plan b be forged, and if not, will be prime minister choose to take the country out of the european union without an agreement on april the 12th? there's indicative of aids, basically votes to indicate whether there might be a majority in the house of commons —— my great votes.
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we expect that to take place on wednesday. then we will see what kind of options mps might look at. perhaps a softer brexit, that will really get the backs up of the brexiteers within the conservative party. could the government to adopt that as policy, i think that would be difficult. peter, thank you. supporters of another referendum will march through central london today. campaigners say they expect hundreds of thousands of people to attend the "put it to the people" demonstration, which will be addressed by labour's deputy leader, tom watson, scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, london mayor sadiq khan and others. let's get more on this from anna soubry, the mp for broxtowe, who supports another brexit referendum. do you have any sense that the prospects of a further referendum have increased? i think the fact
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that tom watson is joining have increased? i think the fact that tom watson isjoining us have increased? i think the fact that tom watson is joining us today is deeply significant, and he is saying, as indeed many others said some time ago to the chancellor of the exchequer vote for may ‘s withdrawal the basis that it it went back to the british people with remain on the ballot paper, and it is good to see tom watson coming on the march today. now he has got to walk into the lobby with the rest of us, along with jeremy walk into the lobby with the rest of us, along withjeremy corbyn labour party conference. it is the only way through this mess. the petition has been put forward did parliament, it is only advisory, we can see it now, the figure is showing just over 4 million people have signed it. that is the revoked petition, of course. that is different. obviously, you understand, i know. but this is to
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revoke article 50. in a sense, the vet you are hoping for would have the same effect, in the sense that it would say we are staying in —— vote. i do believe that this great country of ours has made a mistake. the best deal is the current deal we have with the eu. i have tried at the beginning of all of this to find that compromise, to reach that consensus, accepting we were leaving the european union, looking for the best way to protect businesses and the economy and jobs, and avoid the ha rd the economy and jobs, and avoid the hard border in northern ireland. we put all of that to the prime minister two years ago, and she absolutely rejected it. it is only now, at this 11th hour, that she is sort of reaching out. but it is a sort of reaching out. but it is a sort of reaching out. but it is a sort of reaching out. i'm afraid that the consensus that was there in parliament, and it really was for the single market, the customs
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union, this softer brexit has gone. if we stay in a single market, the customs union, what is the point of leaving? a lot of people have settled on this view, take her agreement, put it to the british people, if they vote for it, that is it, end of it. equally, if they think the best deal is the current deal, that is remain in the eu. so from your point of view, it would only be one question. a has—been argument that it should be more than one question, in a sense that what got us into the mess in the first place is saying that you have to be in one camp or other. theresa may has made it clear, in fact the eu has made it clear, in fact the eu has made it clear, in fact the eu has made it clear, that this agreement is the only agreement in town. i am worried about these things called indicative votes. i supported the amendment of hilary benn to move us onto the next stage, but let's not be under any illusions about these indicative votes. it is about these indicative votes. it is a back door way of the government to
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get the withdrawal agreement through because the votes are only on the future, this political declaration, and that is not binding in law. that would be an agreement between us and the eu, but any prime minister could rip it up. the most important thing is the withdrawal agreement, and it looks like the government is not going to allow us to have proper indicative votes on that. i went to see david lidington on thursday, we went to see theresa may on wednesday, and this inability to lead is really concerning, and that is what the country needs, it needs leadership, clarity, and it needs 70. the only way to little is to put it back to the british people. just briefly, you need to get out there today. but what effect did theresa may ‘s remarks on wednesday have? they were in that sense acquire frustration from the prime minister. she was expressing it. perhaps he
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did not put it very well, but what effect did it have? the problem is theresa may. it doesn't give me any satisfaction in saying that, but she is the problem. wednesday night, giving the speech that she gave, i have been with herjust two hours earlier, then a whole group of conservative mps came in and they we re conservative mps came in and they were like us, frustrated, really disappointed that she is not facing up disappointed that she is not facing up to the reality and the situation she has created, but to try and pitch members of parliament, who are there in parliament to represent our constituents, that is our primary duty, put our country first, to try and turn us against the people when the person responsible for the mess is higher, and to say that we were the ones choosing to talk about brexit to the exclusion of the funding crisis in schools, our concerns about knife crime, our desire to see social care in the nhs integrated, that to me was my point of outrage. that is simply not true.
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it is the government that is seized by brexit, not mps. we want to make progress, but she made a desperately bad mistake. for people like me, who have had loads of death threats and abuse, it makes our situation more difficult, it is intolerable, the situation we are in. i share the view of the times today that she has to go. i'm not saying the government has to go, but i think she has to go. we need some temporary prime minister who can reach out, put the country first, get this back to the british people. that is what we are all marching for today, a people slate. anna soubry, thank you very much. —— fate. meanwhile, one of the government's key plans to deal with the potential impact of a no—deal brexit is being put in place this weekend. the m20 motorway leading to the port of dover was closed overnight, contingency plans are being made in case long queues of lorries build up as they try to cross the channel.
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a new road layout will be in place from monday. a teenager has been stabbed and killed in west london. scotland yard say the victim, believed to be a 17—year—old boy, was found seriously injured after reports of a fight outside a block of flats in in union lane, isleworth. 0ur news correspondent jane—frances kelly is in isleworth in west london. wa nt to want to be known about what happened and about this fatality? you can see the crime scene tends behind me. the whole estate has been cordoned off. what we know is that the police were called to an incident, reports of a fight at around 10:30pm. they found a seriously injured teenager with sta b a seriously injured teenager with stab wounds. they tried to give the teenager, believed to be a 17—year—old boy, first aid before
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the ambulance arrived, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. a postmortem examination will take place, and formal identification. residents here are extremely shocked. they say there have been some reports of anti—social behaviour, but nothing serious. they say, on the whole, it is a quiet place to live. the met have told me that, since the beginning of 2019, there have been seven teenage homicides, six of those were caused by stabbing, and we will find out in due course what this young man, this teenager, died from. thank you very much. sport now, and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good morning, how are you? yes, good morning. we are still reflecting on england's impressive
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wind last night and gareth southgate praised raheem sterling maturity after he starred in the wind against the czech republic in the euro 2020 qualify. he scored a hat—trick as england put five past their opponents. after a slow start, teenagerjaden found himself on the end of some quick thinking from harry kane. raheem sterling had to stretch, but he was not missing from there. confidence is coursing through raheem sterling, these defenders desperately try to keep him in check. step forward harry kane. as the czechs started the second half with more purpose, he got clinical. the perfect sentiment, paying tribute to a young footballer we lost this week to leukaemia. with
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his stock sky high, the class act continued, albeit with a slice of luck. time for a rest and a hug. step forward callum, capped for england before making a premier league start for chelsea. it was his determination but thomas is ‘s comical own goal. 5—0, the kids are all right, but the night was capped by sterling performance. he is any really confident moment, not only on the field, but of the field, he is so mature. he is co mforta ble field, he is so mature. he is comfortable in himself. you know, we talked about this earlier in the week, i am delighted for him to get the reaction he did from the crowd because we can't hide from the fact that he has had difficult moments with england, and he has turned that full circle. great to see. mixed fortu nes full circle. great to see. mixed fortunes in the tennis for the british number one is at the miami
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open. kyle edmund is through to the third round after a straight sets win. he will play a former wimbledon semifinalist next. janne konta is out, she got herself into a terrible rat and lost ten games ina into a terrible rat and lost ten games in a row on her way to a straight sets defeat. in rugby league, saint helens are still unbeaten in the super league this season. the leaders thrashed their pace castleford 14—12, scoring eight tries in the process. that in seven matches unbeaten for saints. huddersfield move off the bottom of the table. northampton saints are up to fifth in rugby union ‘s premiership, beating leicester tigers 29—15. tom collins was the star of the show. in the prior 1a, edinburgh boosted their play—off hopes beating defending champions leinster 28—11. cardiff also closed in on the
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play—offs on a big win over scarlett. it has been a good morning for britain ‘s 0liver roland in china. his best everfinish, but britain ‘s 0liver roland in china. his best ever finish, but still only good enough for second. the race was won by a frenchman in the race finished under a yellow flag because ofa finished under a yellow flag because of a crash on the final lap. sam bird, who led the overall standings before the race, went out early on. a little bit of history was made on theice a little bit of history was made on the ice at the world figure skating championships in japan. this the ice at the world figure skating championships injapan. this is kaza khsta n championships injapan. this is kazakhstan ‘s representative, landing what is called a quadruple south quay. it is the first time that particular move has ever been landed in the women's competition, and it helped her win a silver medal. makes me feel dizzy just watching that! incredible. that's all for now. the poise in that. thank you, mike.
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i could not try anything like that. the investigation into claims that donald trump's 2016 election campaign colluded with russia has been completed. the special counsel, robert mueller, has handed his findings to the attorney general, william barr, who will bnow summarise the report, and decide how much to publish. earlier this month, the house of representatives voted unanimously to demand the report is released in full to the public. the special counsel has already charged six former trump aides and dozens of russians. 0ur north america correspondent david willis reports. i have no idea about the mueller report. i'm going to florida... he'd reached there, in fact, by the time the most highly anticipated report of his presidency was delivered. the enigmatic mr mueller, who was once head of the fbi, has spent nearly two years looking into allegations of collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin during the 2016 election. the usjustice department says no further indictments will be issued,
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so is that because a sitting president cannot be indicted or is it because mr trump was telling the truth all along? there was no collusion, there was no obstruction, everybody knows it. it is all a big hoax, i call it the witch hunt. the question now for the attorney general is how much of the mueller report to make public. all of it, say the democrats, and quickly. the president of the united states. the mueller enquiry began just four months into donald trump's presidency and it has cast a shadow over it ever since, but did it unearth evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president himself? we may be about to find out. david willis, bbc news. there's growing anger in mozambique over the pace of the relief operation to help those affected by cyclone idai. many of the government's relief centres have onlyjust begun receiving food supplies, and thousands remain trapped by the floodwaters.
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earlier, our deputy africa editor anne soy who is in the capital maputo explained what's gone so wrong with the relief operation. iamat i am at the seaport and the ship behind me is being loaded with emergency supplies that will be transported up north to the affected city. it was the fourth largest city of mozambique, but it has completely been destroyed. up to 95% of the infrastructure has been destroyed, rates have been washed away, bridges had been destroyed, and so it is going to be very difficult to even distribute the emergency supplies that were generously donated by the local people here. roughly 2000 tonnes of food, water, clothing, all manner of supplies that they need, and now a new emergency, an outbreak
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of cholera confirmed in one town, it is going to be very difficult for the people who have survived the cyclone, the devastating impact of that cyclone, i'm now having to deal with an outbreak of disease. two cyclones hu rtle two cyclones hurtle towards the western coast of australia. thousands of homes have been emasculated. i reckon veronica has strengthened and is now a category three storm. the mosque in new zealand has reopened after the shooting which occurred there. thousands of people marched through christchurch last night in support of those affected. 0ur correspondent earlier gave us this update from
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