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It is the deadliest bombing in Iraq this year.
More than 125 people have been killed.
One attack took place near a Shia mosque in KarrAda district.
Explosives on a truck were detonated in an area full of people
as they were breaking their fast during Ramadan.
A second bomb went off later in the north of the city.
The group has been losing territory in recent months including the city
of Falluja recaptured from IS a week ago.
Haider al-Abadi was met by a furious crowds - who pelted his car
with rocks and bottles as he tried to visit the area.
Here's our Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen sent
The bombs and the fires consumed so many lives.
It's supposed to be a sacred and festive season.
The last few days of the holy month of Ramadan.
The attack happened at around 1am in the morning.
The streets were full and the shops were open.
This was the so-called Islamic State's latest gift
The people who gathered there during the day were furious
that the jihadist so-called Islamic State seem to be able
So when the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came to inspect the damage
and pay his respects, they forced him to make
He says that Iraqis are like sheep among wolves.
Everyone is coming to eat their flesh.
Islamic State Sunni extremists said they were targeting Shia Muslims.
Sectarian war started in the chaos and violence that was unleashed
by the American and British invasion of Iraq in 2003.
It still continues and it's about power more than religion.
The main reason why IS attacked was the defeat they've just
It means they've lost a stronghold less than an hour's
All the destruction and killing add up to a clear message
from the jihadists of so-called Islamic State.
That they may be defeated on the battlefield,
but they are still able to hit back where it hurts most,
by killing civilians in the heart of this capital city
Iraq has not had a day of real peace since the invasion in 2003.
This coming week, Britain publishes its official
Plenty of Iraqis have already made up their minds.
That the invaders pushed them into an agony without an end.
I spoke to Martin Navias from the Centre for Defence Studies
about his reading of the attack and what it tells us
Iraqi government has been trying to create a secure perimeter around
Baghdad for years, but Islamic State appears able to penetrate it with
ease and this attack is one of a stream of attacks where they are
trying to exacerbate the sectarian tensions that you mention, undermine
confidence in the government, and demonstrate, as the reporter says,
that they are still in the game. There have been a number of setbacks
on the battlefield but the fact remains that the Islamic State
remain with significant territory, important power bases and can put up
a strong fight. What they demonstrated today is that while
they have lost Falluja, they can take the battle into the heart of
the Iraqi capital and create devastating damage. This is a
terrible week in terms of terrorism, there has been an attack on Istanbul
and Bangladesh, is the group focusing on international terrorism
as well as their targets at home? The group has a panoply of targets,
number one it is retreating somewhat in the face of the pressure of the
Iraqi army and the Kurds, in Syria, it is under pressure also from the
Kurds and the Syrian government. But nevertheless it retains the
capability to strike terror, both within Iraq and Syria and throughout
the world. Yes they are trying to demonstrate that they remain a
credible force. Now, the Iraqi government has said under this
president that he wishes to destroy the Islamic State, in Mosul, is
capital, Iraq this year. The Americans have disabused him of that
notion, they are saying that Iraqis are not ready for that at time
being. The Islamic State is still a powerful force with tens of
thousands of fighters and an ability to project these fighters into South
Asia, throughout the Middle East and to Europe as well. I don't believe,
that despite these setbacks, that they are facing the end in the near
future. I don't believe that is the case. If you look at the battles
that have taken place. They are retreating, they're not fighting to
the last man in each city, the Iraqi army to meet doesn't look capable
sophisticated attacks, they are destroying these places in order to
save them and so sectarian tensions are exacerbating, Islamic State
remains in place, and a long battle remains in the future.
The Pakistan Indian governments have dispatched their military
to help in a rescue operation, after flash flooding
The worst hit district in Pakistan is ChitRal, in the north.
Officials in India say at least thirty people have been killed
in the states of Uttara-khand and Arunchal Pradesh.
A Turkish ship carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza has arrived
It's the first aid ship sent by Turkey since the two countries
agreed last week to restore relations after a six-year rift.
The dispute was caused by an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza that
Now the fight is on to become Britain's next Prime Minister.
And three of the leading candidates - have agreed that there SHOULD be
But they've laid out quite different plans -
on how quickly the country should leave the EU.
Here's our political correspondent Ben Wright
on the surface, this stretch of Conservative England appears Serena.
But in Buckinghamshire Garden this afternoon, a hot topic to discuss.
The key thing that we need at the moment is a leader
and a statesman and that's the kind of thing that will drive
They are weighing up Theresa May, one of the five Tory leadership
candidates and the current favourite.
Today, the Home Secretary said if she won, she would not
We have got this huge issue of negotiating Brexit.
We have got concerns about stability in the economy
and the future of the UK, and I think if we were to
have an early general election it would just introduce another
I don't think it would be good for the economy
Theresa May campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU,
unlike Michael Gove, who clawed his way into the race
after abandoning his former Leave campaign ally Boris Johnson,
the man he had recommended as a potential Prime Minister.
I took the decision very late on Wednesday evening.
I went to bed at 1:30am in the morning.
I reflected on it, I woke up early in the morning and decided...
I decided in conscience I could not make that recommendation.
It is Tory party members, around 140,000 of them,
who will choose between two candidates short listed
by Conservative MPs, so their views matter.
Gove has shot himself in the foot, that's the end of him.
I think she's a good level-headed person.
I think she probably has the least enemies.
Something these days in the Conservative Party!
But I also found fans of Andrea Leadsom, who campaigned
She knows what needs to be done, she's a woman with conviction.
Today, Andrea Leadsom tried to brush off remarks she had made three years
ago suggesting that the UK should be in the EU and in her view
the next Prime Minister had to have voted for Brexit.
Somebody who says I've been told vote for Leave with no enthusiasm
is very different to someone who sees the sunlit uplands
of leaving the EU, the prospects for our children, our grandchildren,
our business, of being open to the world.
These are some of the people who will pick the next Tory
There is disagreement over who that person should be but everybody
recognises the next Prime Minister has a really tough job uniting
Ben Wright, BBC News, Taplow in Buckinghamshire.
Well that contest was triggered by the UK's vote to leave the EU
and more than a week on - it continues to send
While German politicians are warning that Britain won't be
given special treatment - farmers and other businesses
are worried about future trading relationships.
Here's our Berlin Correspondent Jenny Hill.
Expect Germany to drive a hard bargain.
Too early to say here whether Brexit will be bad for business.
TRANSLATION: If Britain doesn't want to stay in the EU,
The negotiations must benefit the EU.
To give Britain concessions again is completely out of the question.
German farmers have problems of their own.
The price of milk, red tape and a relationship with Brussels
There is throughout Germany a sadness at Britain's
departure, and a concern, too, about the impact of Brexit.
But overwhelmingly now, the focus is shifting
to the future and how to reshape the EU without Britain.
And on that note, Germany's voice carries.
For its farmers, here at their annual meeting,
there is a trading relationship to protect.
Britain is Germany's third largest export market.
I know the European Union and the UK want to be good neighbours,
and the single market is a base on which we could do that.
But I want to assure farmers in the United Kingdom that
their benefits and their payments and their schemes will
continue until such time as the negotiations are complete.
Angela Merkel is likely to be central to those talks.
Like other EU leaders, she faces Euroscepticism,
not to mention a general election next year.
One point must be clear, there will be no cherry picking,
so as we always said, if Great Britain leaves
the European Union, it's not possible to stay in some terms
within the European Union, for instance, concerning
It's not what Germany wanted, it's not what Germany expected,
but Brexit is already changing Europe's political landscape.
Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:
And the truth is still out there ...we link up with World's UFO
festival in where else...Roswell New Mexico.
here are the world headlines. New fears over Iraq security after two
blast in Baghdad kill more than 125 people.
Let's go to Bangladesh where the authorities are insisting -
I.S militants were NOT responsible for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka
That's despite a claim made by the group -
who released photos of the alleged attackers posing with an I.S flag.
Ministers say the gunmen were well-educated and came
One suspect who survived - is being interrogated by police.
A candlelit tribute to those who died in a terrifying attack.
Flowers placed at the lane leading to the cafe where it took place.
Some of the victims were Bangladeshi.
Foreigners, mostly from Japan and Italy would come here to work.
Back home, their families are trying to come to terms with their loss.
This is so unbearable as a parent, he said I'm leaving now and I said
to be careful and that was the last conversation I had on the telephone.
Dhaka is now in a heightened state of alert but for
Mourning the victims of its worst ever terrorist attack,
but the focus is also shifting to the seven men who carried it out.
Alarming details have emerged on who they were and what motivated
The question they are asking is how they managed to get into such
a secure and protected neighbourhood, virtually
Eyewitnesses say they were heavily armed.
One account described them as well trained and very sure
The authorities now say that all seven attackers,
one of whom was arrested, were local Bangladeshis
with no links to the so-called Islamic State.
They are said to be from affluent families who went to the country's
leading private schools and colleges, not from Islamic
seminaries from where militant groups often control recruits.
Japanese reporters at the crime scene, family victims are due
to arrive in a special plane later today.
The international spotlight is now Bangladesh, it has experienced
Islamist violence before but this now represents an altogether
Australia's Prime Minister says he remains confident his coalition
will emerge victorious - despite the country's
Most of the votes have been counted but the result
is still too close to call - and we may not have a clear
Well Australia has voted its general election but the country now faces
an anxious wait to find out who will form its next government. As it
stands around 80% of all though it had been counted but it is certainly
not clear yet who is going to win. Neither the governing conservative
coalition of the opposition Labour Party had been able to secure an
absolute majority. They are relatively neck and neck so
Australians as well as you and I will have the wait until all of the
votes are counted. That weight will be
longer than you might think. Counting when start-up in full until
Tuesday, why is that? Elections in most countries are a logistical
challenge and Australia is no different, it is not just about
counting votes, but think about all of the postal votes from those
Australians travelling into state will living overseas. Gathering them
take some time so Sunday and Monday will be spent carefully sorting,
verifying and packaging the huge number of postal votes sent in so
they can be added to the cad when it starts again on Tuesday. The
electoral commission are taking particular care this year after more
than 1000 ballots went missing in a state election in 2013. That forced
voters back to the polls again, so this time around they are taking
extra care not to lose a single vote. The election in Australia has
been tight and nail-biting so far but for now, all we can do is wait.
Let us get some sport for you and here is Damien Johnson.
France look to be heading into the last four of Euro 20-16.
They lead the tournament's surprise package Iceland x-x
to an early goal from Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud
their second shortly afterwards as they took complete control.
, West Ham's Dimitri Payet added a third.
They are into the second half and France lead 51, the second goal for
Olivier Giroud. French nmber 12 seed
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat American John Isner 19-17
in the fifth set of a gripping match Tsonga won after four hours and 24
minutes on court two. On the women's side, Serena Williams
won through to a fourth-round clash against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova
- the number one seed demolished German Annika Beck as Alex Gulrajani
reports. Wimbledon ready opens its doors on a
Sunday, and those lucky to get in had their eyes on one match in
particular. After dropping three games in the
opening set, the second lasted barely 20
minutes. The match between John Isner and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, was
anything but a swift affair. Six years ago you will remember, John
Isner beat Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in history winning the
final set 70 games to 68, it was another marathon against Tsonga
though not quite as long. This time his know was the loser, 19-17 in the
final set. Pep Guardiola has been introduced to
Manchester city fans as their new manager. The former Boston and by
Munich boss was named as the successor back in favourite but
takes over this summer. Thank you for coming here, in of course you
house, it is my new house. I am so, so glad to be here, thank you to
Manchester city for giving me this amazing opportunity to live in
England. In Manchester, to be part of my job in the Premier League, I
am pretty sure we are going to enjoy it. I proved myself where I was born
in Barcelona, Catalonia, then I proved myself in Deutschland, in
Germany. And after, I want to prove myself here, with my people and with
my staff and of course with the amazing players. But at the end,
what I want after the game, after the season, the people, the
supporters, maybe the people who love football, can enjoy had to be
proud of what we did. That is in the end the most important thing. After
that, maybe we can achieve the titles. If the people are not proud
of us, there is nothing to do. One of my dreams would be to play her
like a football player, it is not possible but now my dream is come
true. I came here like a coach, like Liverpool player, of course the
atmosphere here is amazing. And I want to live that in life, and of
course, to prove myself if I'm able to be a good manager here in
England, that is the reason why. And to come here to learn.
Just time to tell you that Lewis Hamilton has won the Austrian Grand
Prix. That is all for now. Roswell in New Mexico USA was put
on the map in 1947 when aliens steering a UFO allegedly crashed
in their spacecraft. Since then, it's become something
of a shrine for paranormal fans - and this weekend it's hosting
the 2016 UFO Alien Festival - with Let's speak to a UFO investigative
that has been looking into the Roswell crash for fifteen
years. what do you think of UFO spotting,
is it as popular as it used to be? UFO spotting is more popular than
ever. Especially with the electronic devices that people have. They can
take photographs, videos on the spot, so yes, much more than in the
past. UFO spotting is certainly on the increase I would believe. But in
the 1950s, that Cold War era, there was a real flurry of the sightings
and that seems to have tailed off? For the modern age of UFOs did arise
in 1947, and it has basically continued unabated. As to why, it
appeared in 1947 as opposed to any other year, we don't know. We
suspect it had sunk to do with World War II, and the invention of atomic
weapons. But to answer your question, I don't think it has
tailed off. That is all I can tell you. There are more reports than
ever. I do have some statistics, from the UFO network, if you are
interested, but that is up to you. Could you tell me a bit about the
technology, and how it has moved on? Yes, back in the 1950s, we had no
cellphones, we had no video cameras, we just had eyewitness reports
verbatim. That was basically it, now you have absolute video in most
cases. So things moving about in the sky that we cannot explain. So it is
the video effect. That has really taken off, at least in my opinion
because I remember the 1950s. I'm so sorry to interrupt you, we have run
out of time I'm afraid. Don Carey from Roswell, thank you very much.
That is it from us and the programme. That is the world