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making the news tomorrow. Time now for Reporters.

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From here in the world's newsroom we sent out correspondents to bring

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you the best stories from across the globe.

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And it blew up all the vehicles with him.

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As the Chilcot report delivers its verdict on Britain's

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wartime legacy, Jeremy Bowen reports on how Islamic State has gained

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Welcome to Jupiter, Rebecca Morrell joins Nasa scientists as the Juno

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space probe arrives at the giant planet after a five-year journey.

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After more than a decade's worth of work and a 2.8 billion kilometre

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journey through space, Juno is the closest we've

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Jane O'Brien reveals the private side of America's superstar athlete.

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Babe Ruth really is immortal in many ways.

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This week saw the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot report,

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the UK inquiry into the Iraq war which heavily criticised the British

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government for helping the United States to invade before

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all peaceful options had been exhausted.

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Since the British and Americans withdrew, Iraq has been gripped

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by sectarian violence which has allowed so-called

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Suicide car bombings in Baghdad this week killed 165 people, one

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The violence followed the Iraqi army success in driving Islamic State out

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of the city of Falluja, from where Jeremy Bowen sent this

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assessment of the state of Iraq today.

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Losing this town so hurt the jihadists of Islamic State

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that they lashed out by massacring civilians in Baghdad.

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Iraq's perpetual war was caused by a chain of consequences that

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Iraq's invaders, the US and Britain, removed a hated dictator

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and dissolved his army and state, but then made no real plan

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to rebuild the country they had broken.

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They improvised and made matters worse.

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IS fighters still lie where they died in Falluja streets.

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Jihadists were not in Iraq before the invasion and Shia

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and Sunni Muslims, whose sectarian civil war started

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during the occupation, could coexist.

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They bomb because there are a lot of Isis members here.

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In this 13th year of war, elite units of the Iraqi army took

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the lead in Falluja, helped by American air strikes.

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The bodies of more than a dozen jihadists lay rotting in the rubble.

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So-called Islamic State grew out of Al-Qaeda which took root in Iraq

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in the chaos that followed the invasion.

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Before they were killed, IS, also known as Daesh, had rigged

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Yes, he just pulled it and then it blows up

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So this was intended for a suicide mission.

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After defeat in Falluja, IS put a much bigger one into Baghdad.

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In a suburban house IS set up a prison.

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This isn't the only private jail in Iran.

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In a fractured country, arbitary imprisonment

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IS chain prisoners in cages the size of the kennels.

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To get power and keep it, politicians and warlords in Iraq

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The jihadists of Islamic State would not have been able to take

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such a grip on Iraq without the sectarian conflict

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Now the argument between Shias and Sunnis goes back 1,400 years,

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but the invasion in 2003 had the effect of redefining

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and supercharging it for the 21st century.

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Around 45,000 Sunnis are in a camp outside Falluja.

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All displaced by the fighting and seen as potential

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IS sympathisers by Shia led security forces.

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They get the basics for survival, but most aren't

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Iraqis have often made matters worse for themselves, but mistakes made

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by the United States and Britain pushed Iraq down the

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Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, Falluja.

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It is the biggest planet in our solar system and the oldest

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and yet we still know surprisingly little about Jupiter

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But now after a five-year journey the Nasa probe Juno has finally

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It hopes to uncover answers to some of Jupiter's mysteries,

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including the influence it had on the formation of planet Earth

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Rebecca Morrelle was at mission control in California.

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A tense wait at mission control to learn the fate of Nasa's

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After a decade's worth of work and a 2.8 billion kilometre

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journey through space, Juno is the closest we have ever

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So we prepared a contingency communications procedure,

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Over the next 20 months Juno will complete 37 orbits.

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Skirting just over the top of Jupiter's thick atmosphere,

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it will give us our best ever views of the giant red spot.

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The colossal storm that has raged for hundreds of years,

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and for the first time peer through the clouds to finally reveal

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Its raft of scientific instruments could even shed light on the origins

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Born from a cloud of gas and dust, Jupiter has

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Jupiter is so massive that 1000 Earths could sit inside it and as it

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spins every ten hours, it takes everything with it.

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Huge storms on its surface and Juno is going to unlock its secrets.

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Jupiter's intense magnetic field generates bands of deadly radiation.

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As the spacecraft flies through them it will experience the equivalent

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Jupiter's just lit up with a spectacular aurora.

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Next monthly data begins to pull back, finally eliminating

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Rebecca Morrelle, BBC News, Pasadena.

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Now, if you are into baseball, long before Le Bron,

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The slugger was America's first superstar athlete and a new

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exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery features artefacts

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and photos from his extraordinary life.

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Is it really possible to say anything new about Babe Ruth?

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Almost 70 years after his death, he is

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still the world's most famous and best loved baseball player.

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But this tiny exhibition at the National Portrait

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Gallery offers a more intimate look at the legend.

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This family snap shows Babe Ruth with his wife and a toddler

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In fact, the child was Babe Ruth's daughter with another woman.

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He had a private life and what a private life he had.

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It was scandalous, but he knew that things

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So individuals had a sense of privacy

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Babe Ruth was an American original, an icon to

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He spent time with children in particular and

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despite his fame, remained open and accessible to all his fans.

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This is one of the first photographs Babe

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Ruth signed after transferring to the New York Yankees.

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Like all his autographs, it is painstakingly

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written with his right hand, even though he was left-handed.

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And long after his death, his image endures.

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This cover for Time magazine was published in 1976 to celebrate

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Babe Ruth will always be Babe Ruth through the ages and even though

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he's home-run record has been broken by Hank Aaron, that mark of 714

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It will be noted the next player to reach 714, it

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And there are very few people who will ever reach that.

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So Babe Ruth really is immortal in many ways

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And indeed the most moving photo in the exhibition is one of the last

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Babe Ruth, his face ravaged by cancer, with his back to

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the camera, but still the unmistakable star.

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And that is all from Reporters this week.

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From me, Christian Fraser, goodbye for now.

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The weather has not been ideal today. Some of us had sunshine but

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there

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