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After a nine month battle so called Islamic State is driven out
Celebrations in Mosul as the city is officially declared to be
in the hands of Iraqi government forces.
But victory has come at a heavy cost to the children and families who've
The parents of terminally ill Charlie Gard take a petition signed
by tens of thousands of supporters to the hospital treating him.
There's just a lot of people who think what is
You know, parents know their children best.
Drugs, drones and mobile phones - new figures reveal the havoc they're
And the Lake District is given World Heritage status
And Moeen Ali takes six wickets, as England beat South Africa
The Iraqi government has announced its forces have finally taken
full control of Mosul, the city held by so-called
Islamic State extremists for the last three years.
This afternoon, the Iraqi Prime Minister travelled to Mosul
to declare it free of IS after a nine month battle.
Iraqi troops were backed by American and coalition air strikes,
advancing street by street in the final stages over
Our defence correspondent Jonathan Beale has this
report from Mosul - you may find some of
What was once a beautiful old city is now mostly rubble.
Every building deeply scarred, or destroyed by months of war.
We joined the Search and Rescue teams looking for survivors,
but more often they're just recovering bodies.
With the heat, there's also the strong smell of decay.
This man is hoping against hope that his brother and his
Their house was hit in an air strike just a few weeks ago.
It was being used by Islamic State fighters.
He says he spoke to his brother on this phone, while he was trapped
All they find here is decaying corpses.
It's a similar story everywhere they go.
While that was happening, the Iraqi Prime Minister was en
route to Mosul to declare the liberation of the city.
He arrived draped with an Iraqi flag and surrounded by troops,
who spent the last nine months trying to wrestle the city from IS
Even this morning, there was still the sound of gunfire.
The children so used it they don't even flinch.
This territory just up there still under IS control,
Families are making their way through any way they can, to safety.
And as you can see, they are pretty desperate.
It's hard to celebrate freedom from IS when you've just been
These families said they had little food or water.
They have left behind loved ones under rubble.
Many will carry the scars of this battle for the rest of their lives.
These children have been prisoners of IS for much of their short lives.
Now, after three years, Iraq's Prime Minister has
But for these families, it's come at a huge price.
The parents of Charlie Gard - the 11-month old who has
a fatal genetic disorder - handed a petition to
Great Ormond Street Hospital today asking for him to be allowed
to travel to the United States for experimental drug treatment.
More than a quarter of a million people signed the petition.
The High Court will consider the case again tomorrow
Charlie Gard's parents say they will accept help and support from where
ever it comes. Guide and lead them and we continue to pray for their
precious, beautiful son, who is captured the imagination of the
world. 11 month old Charlie is severe didisabled and brain damaged.
His future has been the subject of a long legal battle. Doctors say no
treatment will improve his quality of life around they should be
allowed to switch off the life-support system. A view
supported by a High Court ruling. Today his parents delivered a
petition to the hospital after they say new medical information suggests
their son might be able to benefit from experimental treatment
overseas. There is just a lot of people think what has happened here
is wrong. Parents know their children best.
You know. People making decisions about him have spent very little
time with him. We are there 4 hours a day, if he was suffering and in
pain we couldn't is it there. Legally handing in the petition
doesn't change anything but Charlie's parents and supporters are
emboldened by the new medical information coming from Italy and
the US. Great or Monday street hospital hasn't issued a statement
but doctors stand by the original legal ruling. The crux of the matter
is who should have the say over Charlie's future, says the American
pastor now supporting the family. He denies turning this into a religious
issue. Should religion be getting involved in this? I would turn it
round and say should the Courts and Government officials be involved in
what should be parents decisions, they are the ones interfere,
usurping rights. Grormed says is doctors have explored every possible
treatment but the hospital has requested another High Court hearing
tomorrow, because of what it describes as the new claims from
The new Justice Secretary has pledged to tackle the problem
of drugs and violence in prisons after figures revealed that more
than 200 kilos of drugs and 13 thousand mobile phones were found
last year in jails in England and Wales.
David Liddington said the government was increasing the number of prison
officers following cuts under the coalition government.
Here's our home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.
Eat Ormond Street says is doctors have explored every possible
treatment but the hospital has requested another High Court hearing
tomorrow, because of what it describes as the new claims from
overseas. London's Pentonville Prison late
last year, orders from inmates for drugs and mobile phones being
delivered by gangs from outside. Packages thrown overwall, prisoners
makes makeshift hooks to recover them. Figures show the scale of what
is going on, 225 kilograms of drugs seized, and 13,000 mobile phones,
7,000 extra similar cards, large-scale prison smuggling has
become a fact of live I tell you what in some prisons it was easier
to get drugs and phones than it was for me to get funded to do emcasing,
how about that? People are stuck in a cell for 223 hours day they will
want to escape. People in society go to the pub to escape. To suggest it
is not going to happen in prison is ridiculous. Phones help arrange
crimes back the community, Labour says is deep cuts are to blame.
Ministers have pledged an extra 2,500 officers by the end of next
year but there will be fewer staff than seven years ago. And these are
the figures on violence on staffing, the critics say ministers must
confront. Assaulted have reached a record high of more than 26,000
incident up 10,000 since 2010. At the same time front line Prison
Officers have fallen to 18,000. That is down almost six-and-a-half
thousand thousands. What I am determined to do is to try to bring
about improvements, build on what my predecessor Liz Truss did in getting
extra Prison Officer, putting in place effective measures to detect
more accurately the problem we have with drug, with drones and mobile
phones in prisons so they are more secure places. But drones remain the
biggest challenge. Walls round a prison won't stop contraband so
police are turning to intelligence to track the gangs. Experts say
there are plenty out there because there is big money to be made.
A huge anti-government protest, said to be the biggest in years,
has been taking place in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Demonstrators voiced their anger at President Erdogan,
after a year which has seen thousands of arrests and mass
sackings of civil servants, judges and journalistsin the wake
It is hard to speak out in Turkey now. But not today. An unprecedented
accuse of defiance against the President, hundreds of thousands
streaming into Istanbul, under the word justice. Some walking the 280
miles from Ankara. If you are belonging to the
Government or state you are treated well. If you are thinking
differently, asking for some benefit, some rights, then you are
treated as terrorists. The President is a tough leader, he doesn't like
us, he doesn't like modern people. It began within an opposition MP was
jailed by grew fast, tens of thousands marching in the Heat
headed by the opposition leader. They are fighting repression, 50,000
people arrested since last year's failed coup. 140,000 sacked or
suspended. He arrived to cheers of rights, law,
justice, and he vowed to fight what he called a dictatorship.
TRANSLATION: We will rise up against injustice, oppression, and
persecution. Persecution. I want piece and fraternity, I call on all
of us to live together. Let's not fight any more. Let our differences
be our richness. This has shaken President Erdogan
wan who slammed the march for supporting terrorism. He has huge
support in half the country but the spirit of resistance has been
awoken. The more liberal side of Turkey has found its voice with this
movement. Anti-Erdogan feeling, uniting a fragmented opposition, the
question is whether they can sustain this momentum and challenging the
Erdogan Government in the next election in 2019. The justice march
has drawn support here and abroad, including from Jeremy Corbyn but
channelling this energy into a credible political movement will be
credible political movement will be a hard task.
With all the sport, here's Reshmin Chowdhury
England's cricketers have won the first Test against South Africa
by 211 runs in an emphatic display at Lords.
They were in control throughout, that's even despite a batting
A day which ended so perfectly and yet began so poorly for England. A
battle collapse straight from the bad old day, losing seven wickets
before lunch. Liam Dawson's the most spectacular, no-one saw that coming.
Once again a key man slipped through South Africa's finger, Jonny
Bairstow dropped. He went on to frustrate them with a half sent.
South Africa's target 331, and Bairstow was back to haunt them.
This time brilliance behind the stumps and from there South Africa
capitulated. Amla bamboozled by the dancing Dawson. There was no
doubting the start of -- star of the show. Moeen Ali sent South Africa
spinning. They had no answer and it was all over with day to spare.
Keaton Jenning's catch sparking the celebration and Joe Root's first
game in charge one to remember. So a dramatic and emphatic victory
for England, their new era is off to the best possible start.
England's women beat defending champions Australia
in their World Cup match by three runs, in a dramatic
The Aussies needed a six off their last ball,
It means England have now won four matches in a row
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton from Manchester United,
Top scorer for both club and country, he had become
increasingly sidelined in recent seasons.
The 31-year-old re-joins his boyhood club for free, on a two-year deal.
He is one of eping left hand's greats and Manchester United's
record goal scorer. That is Wayne Rooney. But with his
playing time limited at Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney has gone back
to the club he has always called home. The first game back obviously,
it will be an emotional day, for me I think, and I'm looking forward to
it. But overall I am looking forward to the season, hopefully playing
regular hand moving the club forward. There was talk of Wayne
Rooney moving to China or America, in the end he has come back to where
it all began for him as a young boy and the families will be walking
through the gates at the start of the new season knowing he is back in
the blue of Everton. The man who discovered Rooney as an
eight-year-old playing for a union team says he remembers a boy who
simply loved to score goals. Strength of him, you know, he was
only a little lad you know, and, but that was young Wayne. He has been a
long time gone from here, too long. Welcome home.
With some critics believing him to be a shadow of the player he once
was, fans will hope it can inspire a move to his very best. For Rooney
there may be a sense of unfinished business at a club he has held close
business at a club he has held close to his heart.
Two frontrunners have crashed out on Stage nine of the Tour de France,
as Britain's Chris Froome kept the leader's yellow jersey.
Froome's team-mate Geraint Thomas broke his collarbone during this
Pre-race favourite Richie Porte's tour also ended after a collision.
With the world athletics championship four weeks away the
contender showed they are in good form at the an verse Graham, the
track he won two Olympic medals Mo Farah was at it again, winning the
3,000 metre, the worlds which take place in London will be his last
track event before he moves on to road racing. And in his last ever
track race David Weir took a comfortable victory in the T 54800
metres, he won his Olympic Golds at this very venue. That is all the
sport. Now it's one of the most picturesque
parts of Britain visited by millions of tourists who already
know its attractions. But today after a prolonged
campaign, the Lake District gained an endorsement
from the United Nations, as it was It is acknowledged as being one of
the most beautiful spots in the UK. And now, the Lake District has been
officially inscribed as a Wolrd Heritage site. That puts its on a
list with some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. To gain
something like that puts you on top of the world really. You look round
the world, there is not everywhere has that sort of name and to have
the Lake District, gain it, is quite something. Although some won't
welcome yet more visitors to the parks busiest corner, today's
announcement is expected to bring a boost.
It is estimated the Cwmbran economy could benefit from ?20 million. It
means we are on an A-list of places to visit that will help us remain
competitive in the international tourism market but more than that it
will help every business, whether you are a family or another business
in the National Park. The Lake District is now the UK's largest
World Heritage Site. It's protected by a UN committee and may benefit
from international funds to preserve its natural beauty. A fitting
tribute to an area which inspired the works of William Wordsworth.
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