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making the news tomorrow. Time now for Reporters.


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


you the best stories from across the globe.


And it blew up all the vehicles with him.


As the Chilcot report delivers its verdict on Britain's


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


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


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


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


journey through space, Juno is the closest we've


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


Babe Ruth really is immortal in many ways.


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


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


government for helping the United States to invade before


all peaceful options had been exhausted.


Since the British and Americans withdrew, Iraq has been gripped


by sectarian violence which has allowed so-called


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


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


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


assessment of the state of Iraq today.


Losing this town so hurt the jihadists of Islamic State


that they lashed out by massacring civilians in Baghdad.


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


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


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


to rebuild the country they had broken.


They improvised and made matters worse.


IS fighters still lie where they died in Falluja streets.


Jihadists were not in Iraq before the invasion and Shia


and Sunni Muslims, whose sectarian civil war started


during the occupation, could coexist.


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


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


the lead in Falluja, helped by American air strikes.


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


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


in the chaos that followed the invasion.


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


Yes, he just pulled it and then it blows up


So this was intended for a suicide mission.


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


In a suburban house IS set up a prison.


This isn't the only private jail in Iran.


In a fractured country, arbitary imprisonment


IS chain prisoners in cages the size of the kennels.


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


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


such a grip on Iraq without the sectarian conflict


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


but the invasion in 2003 had the effect of redefining


and supercharging it for the 21st century.


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


All displaced by the fighting and seen as potential


IS sympathisers by Shia led security forces.


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


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


by the United States and Britain pushed Iraq down the


Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, Falluja.


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


and yet we still know surprisingly little about Jupiter


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


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


including the influence it had on the formation of planet Earth


Rebecca Morrelle was at mission control in California.


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


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


journey through space, Juno is the closest we have ever


So we prepared a contingency communications procedure,


Over the next 20 months Juno will complete 37 orbits.


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


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


The colossal storm that has raged for hundreds of years,


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


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


Born from a cloud of gas and dust, Jupiter has


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


spins every ten hours, it takes everything with it.


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


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


As the spacecraft flies through them it will experience the equivalent


Jupiter's just lit up with a spectacular aurora.


Next monthly data begins to pull back, finally eliminating


Rebecca Morrelle, BBC News, Pasadena.


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


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


exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery features artefacts


and photos from his extraordinary life.


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


Almost 70 years after his death, he is


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


But this tiny exhibition at the National Portrait


Gallery offers a more intimate look at the legend.


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


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


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


It was scandalous, but he knew that things


So individuals had a sense of privacy


Babe Ruth was an American original, an icon to


He spent time with children in particular and


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


This is one of the first photographs Babe


Ruth signed after transferring to the New York Yankees.


Like all his autographs, it is painstakingly


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


And long after his death, his image endures.


This cover for Time magazine was published in 1976 to celebrate


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


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


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


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


So Babe Ruth really is immortal in many ways


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


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


the camera, but still the unmistakable star.


And that is all from Reporters this week.


From me, Christian Fraser, goodbye for now.


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




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