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Fears of a humanitarian disaster in Iraq -
as tens of thousands of people flee Falluja.
Turkish police use tear gas and rubber bullets in Istanbul -
as gay activists defy a ban and march through Istanbul.
Church leaders in Britain pay tribute to the politician Jo Cox -
Meanwhile, campaigning resumes ahead of the EU referendum.
A four-year project to unlock the closed world at the bottom
underground for a festival in an Icelandic volcano.
Government forces in Iraq may have claimed victory in Fallujah
but they now face a battle of a different kind.
Aid agencies say a humanitarian disaster is unfolding -
with refugee camps like this one buckling under the pressure.
The UN says 80,000 people have fled over four weeks of intense fighting
between the government and the so-called Islamic State.
Inside the city, people are trapped without food and water.
With more, here's Our Middle East Editor Alan Johnston
The Iraqi army has been driving forward hard.
In a major offensive, it has thrust into
Islamic State fighters used to own these streets.
Now, they belong to the government's forces.
They have pushed the militants back, seized most of the city.
But the army's fight is far from over.
IS is holding out in some neighbourhoods.
And as the soldiers come at them in street after street,
they are hitting back - sending out suicide
One report said 20 soldiers died in clashes near a hospital
And all around on this battle ground, there is the wreckage
Reminders of ordinary lives ruined by the war.
The people who raised families and went to work in the streets
Tens of thousands of Falluja's people have come to camps
like this, where there is not enough of anything -
But even this is better than what these children endured
back in Falluja under Islamic State rule.
TRANSLATION: The IS militia promised us food,
We wanted to flee, but they hemmed us in.
There was no gas, and the schools were closed.
What there was were rockets, air force jets and tanks.
Now the aid agencies must care for this mass of people.
And that is posing a major challenge in this desperate, desolate place.
Right now as we speak there are thousands without any
They have slept overnight out in the open.
They are now stranded out there in a sandstorm under
the sweltering sun without any protection.
And the question of latrines, toilets, sanitation.
If we don't get those in order in the next hours,
Just an hour's drive from the misery of the refugee camps,
In Baghdad, they have been celebrating what they see
But the feeling among these people in the capital is that,
very slowly and very painfully, the war against the
Well, in neighbouring Turkey police in Istanbul have fired rubber
It's after gay, lesbian and transgender activists
defied a ban and marched through the city's streets.
The authorities said the rally would NOT allowed
But organisers said the ban is a 'flagrant violation
of the constitution and law' and marched anyway.
Defy authority in today's Turkey, and this is what happens. Police
firing tear gas and rubber bullets against those daring to march for
gay rights. Today was meant to be the Trans Pride, but it, along with
next week's Gay Pride was prohibited by the Government. Those refusing to
accept the ban were attacked. The scuffles begun when an anti-Pride
protester destroyed one of the banners. The government said it had
to cancel the rallies because of threats from nationalists groups but
protesters say that's caving into pressure. Gay Pride marches have
been held in Istanbul since 2003. But last year, for the first time,
it was broken up, allegedly for disturbing the Muslim festival of
Ramadan. Although it is always held in the same period. Critics say it
is another sign that democracy in Turkey is being squeezed and human
rights violated. Last night more tear gas against those protesting
about an attack on music fans by Muslim groups, another sign of
Turkey's secularisation. Social tensions in an unhappy country, once
again, reaching boiling point. Landslides and flash flooding have
killed at least 24 people Days of torrential rain left
thousands of homes buried under mud. Such heavy rain is common
on the group of islands where millions of people live
in areas close to rivers. Firefighters in southern California
are struggling to control a blaze which has forced hundreds of people
from their homes. The fire in Santa Barbara County
burnt through more than three thousand hectares -
with extreme wind conditions whipping up destructive columns
of swirling flames. Thousands of people have been
protesting on the Japanese island of Okinawa against the presence
of US troops and bases. The protesters are angry
about the alleged rape and murder of a young local woman by a former
US marine living on the island. The incident has reawakened
widespread opposition to American Here in the UK, campaigning has
resumed ahead of next Thursday's referendum on whether to remain
in the European Union. Both pro and anti EU forces had
suspended their campaign following the killing
of the MP Jo Cox. Once again the debate has focused
on the key areas of the economy and immigration, with some
in the Leave campaign wanting to distance themselves
from the tactics of the UK Our correspondent
Ben Wright reports. The hurly-burly has returned,
the referendum has resumed. On this Fathers' Day,
here is one father who did not spend You have done a great job,
you have put on the Stanley Johnson roused the Remain
campaign, Boris rallied Leave campaigners on the
other side of London. Take back control of
huge sums of money. As this bitterly fought referendum
enters its final day, immigration has again entered the debate.
I am the proud descendant of Turkish immigrants.
Let me stun you by saying I will go further, I am in favour
of an amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been here for
This is a Leave campaign straining not to sound divisive
or inflammatory on the issue at the heart of their case
They have distanced themselves from this, a poster unveiled by Ukip
showing migrants walking to a refugee camp in Slovenia.
It has drawn criticism from the official Leave campaign.
I believe the way we secure public support for the benefits that
migration brings and for helping refugees in need is if people feel
they can control the numbers overall coming here.
This morning, Ukip's leader stood by the poster and objected
Michael Gove had better look at his own posters, Abu Hamza,
warnings about terrorists and murderers coming into Britain
Labour's leader said migration pressure would not disappear
if Britain left the EU and was asked if there could be
I don't think you could have one while you have free movement
of labour, and that means you have to balance the economy,
so you have to improve living standards and conditions.
George Osborne said legitimate concerns about immigration
were being felt in every Western country, but this referendum had
Rich international investors are taking their money out
of Britain, they are delaying investment, the stock market has
gone down, sterling has been marked down.
The British people cannot take their money out, they will be
left with their livelihoods in Britain on Friday if we vote
to leave, and they will be the people paying the price.
As this Leave rally shows, the campaign will be hard
fought until the end, because there is one point both
This week's vote is a massive choice, an irreversible
After a sombre three-day pause, this referendum campaign
is back at full pelt, and soon you will have your say.
British MP, Jo Cox, was remembered today with a memorial service
in the town of Birstall in West Yorkshire, where
Our correspondent Ed Thomas was there.
It is four days since this town lost its MP.
A husband a wife, two young children a mother.
A place for people to reflect, on Jo Cox' life
She represented love and peace for all the religions,
it did not matter what colour or creed you are.
I hope it brings the community together and that her memory lives
on and that what she fought for people continue to fight for.
Today, she was remembered at St Peter's Anglican Church
in Birstall, the town she served, the place she called home.
Her humanity was powerful and compelling.
We would do well to recognise her as an amazing example,
Today, this message from Brendan Cox, her husband.
Already, a memorial fund in her name has raised more than ?600,000.
What is striking here is not just the number of flowers that have been
brought down, it is the messages that come with them.
They are personal, genuine, and they tell the story of how
Somebody who represented everybody, what Britain was really about,
and somebody who could represent what Britain should be about.
Tomorrow, Parliament will be recalled, MPs from all sides
will come together to speak of a friend and colleague.
Stay with us on BBC News, still to come:
Going underground - Is this festival in an Icelandic
# Down, down, floating down the river.
A day old, the royal baby is sleeping tonight in his could the at
home. Earlier today he was taken by his mother and father to the Palace.
The real focus of attention was the world's first woman cosmonaut. What
do you think of the first woman in space I think it is a wonderful
achievement. I might be able to persuade the wife, if I could, to
get her to go up there for a little while. This is BBC News world News
Today. Here are our main headlines: Aid workers in rye rack have warned
that a-up tearian disaster sun following, following a mass exodus
of civilians from the city of Falluja. -- --
Aid workers in Iraq have warned that a humanitarian disaster is unfolding
following a mass exodus of civilians from the city of Falluja.
Karl Schkembri from the Noreegian Refugee Counil explained to me
the difficulties faced by the displaced people.
The thousands who have gone out of Falluja in their droves now are
obviously exhausted. They have walked for long hours and they are
hungry, they are thirsty. They need shelt and were text and they need
medicine and we are lacking a bit of everything. We are running out of
safe drinking water, food is running out. There are no tents for many of
them. Thousands are staying out in the scorching heat, in the sun,
sleeping out in the open in the middle of nowhere and apocalyptic
scenarios where sand is unavoidable and I have met handicapped people,
pregnant women, children, who are totally totally exhausted and it is
unacceptable that they have just fled from one humanitarian disaster
and stepping into another one. You describe a very desperate scene. Why
is it that we have this situation, because we knew the government was
going to go into Falluja, didn't we? Indeed. We have been warning about
the unfolding disaster even before we had this mass exodus of at least
30,000 people in just about three days. The problem is that the local
authorities, the government and the United Nations need to step in and
we need international donors to fund this will emergency. We are running
out of funding. Iran has a croppies displacement problem. We have been
seeing millions, now - over 3.3 million Iraqis since the beginning
of this year and the funding has only covered less than 30%. Now on
top of all that, we have Falluja and soon we are going to have other
places. This is not going to end and we have been to the government and
it the international community and to international governments, our
appeal is you cannot forget the thousands of civilians, after you
have just retaken Falluja, you cannot abandon them there in the
middle of nowhere. British scientists are leading
an international mission to reveal the secrets of the deep Atlantic
Ocean. The ATLAS project -
which involves teams from around the world -
will spend four years exploring unknown ecosystems and measuring
the changing ocean currents - as our science correspondent
Victoria Gill explains. Half a mile beneath the surface of
the ocean and teeming with life. But this is far from tropical waters,
it's the chilly Atlantic off Britain's North coast. It is just a
glimpse of the hidden treasures that a new scientific endeavour is
setting out to explore. At ATLAS project is an international
four-year mission into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean ATLAS is the
biggest project looking at deep Atlantic eco-systems ever
undertaken, by working through the plan we have, we will have a better
understand of how eco-systems function in the deep ocean and will
have a better understanding of them in the feature. This involves 24
institutions around the North at loan tivenlingt 25 vessels will go
out to explore over a dozen deep sites throughout the ocean. As on
island nation our seas seem so familiar. The coast is so much a
part of our lives but you only have to go about 100 miles offshore
before there are areas that we know very, very little B and there are
rich eco-systems out there already being impacted by climate change and
that are already being explored by industries like fishing and oil and
gas extraction. Pick up the GPS every time it comes to the surface
and it'll send the data back to Scotland. As well as working from
research vessels, scientists will use remote devices to take
continuous measurements of ocean chemistry and currents that affect
our climate. These can remain at see for months at a time, gathering
information that researchers say is needed urgently Humans are having a
large impact on the planet. Until we can make the fundamental
measurements to understand how they are sustained and evolving, we have
no chance of managing our natural resources. The vast majority of the
ocean remains unexplored, undiscovered. This mission aims to
address that in the Atlantic, before we exploit eco-systems we don't yet
understand. We start at Euro 2016
where the final two matches The hosts France are playing
Switzerland in Lille. Only France from this group are sure
of their place in the knockout stages but the top spot in the Group
is still up for grabs. Plenty of chances for France but it
is gill goalless there. Romania and Albania are playing
in the other game in Lyon, only And an error by the Romanian
goalkeeper allowed Albania Nico Rosberg has extended his lead
at the top of the Formula One Championship to 24 points over
Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton after winning the inaugural F1
race in Azerbaijan. Rosberg started on pole
and led throughout the race to claim his fifth win
of the season. Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel
finished as runner up with Force India's Sergio Perez back
on the podium for the second Defending champion Lewis Hamilton
finished fifth. The leaders have begun their final
rounds at the US Open in Oakmont. Ireland's Shane Lowry had a four
shot lead at 7-under par They teed off just under an hour ago
but that lead has been halved. Dustin Johnson, the American
searching for his first Major, birdied the second hole. And Lee
Westwood has dropped two shots today, he slipped back to level par.
The 7th and deciding game of the NBA Finals takes place in Oakland later
as the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors had led 3-1 in the series, it's now 3-all.
No side has ever won after being 3-1 down in a series.
I came back for a reason, to bring the Championship to the city of
Cleveland to the north East Ohio and all Cavalier fans in the world. That
has been my goal. I don't want to add too much more pressure on T I
will go out and trust what I have been able to do, the work I have put
into it and my team-mates have put into it and you go out there and see
what happens. I don't feel any extra pressure,
which is good. I just understand and want to enjoy the moment because
growing up as a baseball fan, you kind of put yourself in so many game
to win the finals in several situations, playing with your
friends and stuff and this is my first crack at T so excited about
it. I understand we have had two sub-par games and we need it make a
couple of adjustments but we are capable of doing that. And resilient
baseball team that is ready for the opportunity. And that's what I'm
confident in. A huge night ahead in the NBA.
That's all the sport for now. Back to you. Thank you very much.
This weekend has seen the world's first ever
live music performance, inside a volcano.
It was part of a festival being held in Iceland,
and an attempt by organisers to stand out in the crowded
Chi Chi Izundu reports from the Thrinnukagigur volcano.
Not your average journey to a festival.
For this gig there are only two ways to get to the venue.
A hike across lava fields with the changeable Icelandic
weather or, if you can afford it, a short flight.
The price for this exclusivity, ?1,400.
The 20 tickets made available sold out in just ten days.
This volcano erupted 4,500 years ago, but they only allowed
the public to have access five years ago.
The journey to get to this part is via this special lift.
It would be the same nearly as me scaling Big Ben one
# Down, down, down, floating down a river...
Over the last decade, the explosion of festivals means
Annually, tens of thousands happen across Europe alone.
With the summer spent going from one to another, even this
When I was asked to do this, my first thought was, when will
But with the hefty price tag, was it worth it?
Even not knowing what bands were performing, I knew
Also to be part of something for the first time obviously merited it.
I don't want to leave, I will stay down here!
Events like this are not cheap to put on either, so it does not
The rapid deterioration of the weather meant
But the storm did not dampen spirits.
Snr a selfie a must on a volcano. The top stories: Aid workers in Iraq
have warned of a honourable member tearian disaster in the wake of a
mass exodus of civilians from the city of Falluja. Over the past few
days, tens of thousands of people have fled, as Government forces
drove back fighters from the so-called Islamic State group.
That's it from me. Goodbye for now. Good evening. Eastern areas enjoyed
the best of the Father's Day sunshine and