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The headlines: Iraqi forces have taken more ground in the battle
to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul.
As the fight edges closer, the US defence secretary promises
the Iraqi Prime Minister that significant resources will be set
Donald Trump vows to block trade deals if he's elected and root out
We will drain the swamp in Washington, DC.
Also coming up: In the French port of Calais, migrants and police
clash, ahead of the demolition of the camp known as
Just who was behind the massive cyber attack that affected cameras,
The US Defence Secretary has been holding talks
It focussed on the operation to re-take the city
of Mosul from the so called Islamic StateAsh Carter wants Turkey
But Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - says it will be Iraqis who will
On the ground - the Iraqi military says it has
stormed the town of Qara-kosh - which is southeast of Mosul.
Qara-kosh was the country's largest Christian town - before the war -
that was until IS took control of it in 2014.
The military say dozens of villages on the outskirts of Mosul have
With more, here's Shaimaa Khailil who sent this report
Closing in on Mosul and the so-called Islamic State. But as the
Iraqi and Kurdish forces get closer, the resistance grows fiercer. The
battle for Mosul is in its six day and every day brings more
challenges. This town is 15 kilometres array -- away from Mosul.
It was recaptured from IS biters on Thursday. Today, however, is a
different story. A convoy of Iraqi special forces came under fire from
Iraqi. In the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Kurdish forces have regained
control, but there are still pockets of resistance by IS. Friday the Mac
attack took everyone by surprise, not least the Iraqi and Kurdish
forces. With most of the resources focused on Mosul. When the Mosul
offensive started, the Major concern was about IS back -- in the city and
the areas around it but if the attack on Kirkuk proves anything, it
is that the so-called Islamic State will fight back not just in Mosul
but in key cities away from the central battle. The US Defence
Secretary is in Iraq at the moment discussing progress on the Mosul
Operation Herne tried to get Iraq to accept Turkish support. Turkey, says
it neighbours the region of Mosul, has an interest in the ultimate
outcome in Mosul. Many other parties do as well, it is a complicated
city. If Turkey does get involved, that is another element that adds to
the mosaic of players that has come together to fight the so-called
Islamic State. The challenge is not only to recapture Mosul but also to
keep those different forces on the same side as they fight a united and
determined enemy. Meanwhile, hundreds of people
are being treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant
was set alight south of Mosul. The fire began two days ago,
when IS militants reportedly set Sulphur dioxide can cause vomiting
and lasting damage to airways If you want more on the fight for
Mosul, go to our website when you will find all the latest
developments and background, including analysis on which factions
and groups are involved in the fighting.
To the US now, where the Republican candidate for US President,
Donald Trump, has been giving more details about what he'd do
in his first 100 days if he won the election.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania,
Mr Trump said he would either re-negotiate or withdraw
completely from some international trade deals.
He vowed to halt billions of dollars in payments to United Nations
climate change programmes and Mr Trump said he would make it
easier to produce oil, gas and clean coal in the United States.
The presidential hopeful also said he'd place restrictions on
The rigging of the system is designed for one reason, to keep the
corrupt establishment and special interests in power at your expense
and everybody's expense. I have no special interest but you, the
American voter. I didn't have to do this, believe me. There is nothing
easy about it. But I had to do it, I love our country, I love the people
of our country, and I felt I had to do it.
Let's get more analysis on this. Donald Trump making this speech in
the significant town of Gettysburg, pitting himself to be the man of the
people. This is Donald Trump attempting to press the reset button
when it comes to his campaign. He says he is the man of the little
person, he is the man of the American worker, he is the man to
Hugh are all American division. Gettysburg was the turning point of
the Civil War and it is where Abraham Lincoln made his famous
speech trying to unite Americans after the Civil War. That is what
Donald Trump seems to aspire to do. He has a few problems with that.
First of all, he is seen as a very divisive figure in this campaign,
even within his own party. Within the last few days, Republicans have
put out an advert saying, we didn't want to many Hillarys in Washington.
The indication is that they fear Donald Trump might not winds,
therefore they want the Republicans to keep the house and the Senate.
What Donald Trump is trying very much here to put some clear policy
guidelines down and look forward and say this is what I would do within
the first 100 days of office, and in doing so, there were some clear
points. Immigration, we knew about the wall, but we didn't know about
mandatory risen sentences for those who breach the wall and come over
here illegally. We heard also about the limits on congressional,
Congress women and men serving. That will go down very well with his core
support who believe Washington are too big. It may go down well with
his core supporters but what about those voters who may not be quite
convinced about Donald Trump? We had 17 days to go and today, he has
unveiled his plans for the first 100 days in office. Many people think it
might be too late and he also unveiled it in a state that he
appears to be losing, it is a swing state. There are other states that
may swing towards the Democrats. So, he knows this has to work. Will it
work? He has pitched himself successfully as the
antiestablishment candidate and Hillary Clinton, among some voters,
isn't popular either, mostly because she is an established political. Who
knows, he might be touching a nerve, but it might be too late. A
fascinating campaign. Thank you very much.
Well, there are just 17 days to go until election day.
If you want more analysis, background - go to our website.
There, you'll find a dedicated election page.
The telecoms giant AT is set to announce a deal to buy
Time Warner for more than $80 billion.
It would give the company control of the cable TV
channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Brothers,
The President of the European Parliament says he is optimistic
that the free trade deal between the EU and Canada
That's despite last-minute obstacles.
Martin Schulz has held talks with leaders of the Belgian region
of Wallonia, who are attempting to block the deal.
Heavy fighting has erupted in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
It comes shortly after the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.
The United Nations said it had been unable to evacuate anyone
from the besieged rebel-held district during the truce
because the safety of its staff had not been guaranteed.
Migrants have clashed with French police at the Calais Jungle camp
It comes as the authorities prepared to demolish the camp. The home is
home -- the camp is home to around 5000 people, including children.
The preparations are well under way. The mad, things are tense.
Throughout the last hour or so, we have had a group of migrants who
have been throwing stones up towards that road which leads towards the
port and also towards Eurontunnel. Some have been rushing towards the
fence and the police have been responding by firing smoke grenades
into the cloud of migrants, there is still smoke behind me, there is
still a situation ongoing this evening. For many people here, the
realisation has dawned that this camp, known as the jungle, will be
shut down. Just hearing some more smoke grenades being fired now. From
Monday, the migrants will have to report to a hangar just down the
road from here, they will have to register and then they will be
bussed into different parts of France, two reception centres. I
have been speaking to charities today who tell me the population of
the jungle is thought to be around 10,000 or so, and they reckon about
2000 people here will not go voluntarily. They may decide to
leave the camp beforehand and try and live rough in other parts of
Calais or in the area or they may decide to resist. Showing you the
situation around here once again. We have the police here monitoring the
situation as we speak. I think they are about to go in and try and bring
some calm to this situation which has been going on for the past hour
or so. They are armed with tear gas. We haven't seen any firing of tear
gas but we have seen smoke grenades being fired. They are heading
towards a large group of migrants in the distance there who have been
throwing objects and I've been shouting towards the police who are
up on the road there, the blue lights behind, they are the lights
of the police. They are currently stationed there, that is the road
leading to the board they are trying to keep the situation under control.
Still to come, a new world record for the New Zealand all Blacks.
Dawn, and a biblical famine is lit up. Now, in the 20th-century. The
depressing conclusion, in Argentina, it is cheaper to paper your walls
with money. As good friends, we have always found a good and lasting
solution. Concorde Bowers out in style.
The US Defence Secretary has promised significant resources or
the reconstructed of Mosul. The US Defense Secretary has
promised significant resources for the reconstruction of Mosul,
once an Iraqi-led coalition has recaptured the city
from the Islamic State group. Donald Trump has outlined a raft
of drastic measures aimed at renewing the United States,
amid signs that his presidential As the fighting escalates around
Mosul, some Iraqi families have made their way to the south of the city,
using different tactics to escape IS fighters. They paint a growing
picture of life in the city which has been under IS control for more
than two years. Just some people's stories as they
escaped IS fighters in Mozilla. Security agencies in
the United States are investigating a series of cyber attacks
which stopped people around the world accessing sites
like Twitter, Amazon The attack focussed on an American
company which provides a connection to the affected sites -
in one of the largest Some of our most popular brands went
a bit quiet yesterday. That is because net flicks, Twitter and
Spotify, amongst others, were affected by one of the biggest cyber
attacks ever. Under normal circumstances, when we type of
internet address into our computer, it gets translated by companies like
Dyn in the US into a language that computers understand. Dyn then
talked to the requested website but yesterday, it was different, hackers
ordered millions of devices and computers to unwittingly send
instructions simultaneously to Dyn. It became overwhelmed and couldn't
translate them all into code. It was -- this cyber attack has shown how
dependent we are on supercomputing just like this. It also showed the
vulnerability of some of our biggest companies and even the vulnerability
of ordinary objects in our homes. That is because ordinarily household
objects like baby monitors, webcams and printers were and wit in actors
in yesterday's cyber attack. Some of them are connected to the Wi-Fi in
our homes and were ordered by the hackers to bombard the Dyn servers.
As we get more and more devices attached to the internet, these
smart devices, unless we stop them being very easily accessed with
default username and passwords, they will be caught it into more and more
of these attacks. As for those who did it, we still don't know. One
group called New World hacking contacted me claiming it was a test
and they would target Russia, if it messed with the US. The internet is
very powerful but that power can be turned on itself, affecting all of
us. Liverpool have moved level on points
with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League after a 2-1
victory at home to It was another impressive
performance by Liverpool, who were only denied top spot
on goal difference because of Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho
were Liverpool's scorers. We did really well. We created
unbelievable chances, enough for scoring much more, especially in the
second half. Of course you wish, but, yeah, so it was exciting, until
the last second, and then created a kind of an atmosphere I have never
had in a Premier League game where we don't play United, Everton or
Arsenal with a draw in the last second.
Arsenal are top despite only managing a goalless draw
Arsenal thought they had scored in injury time but Mesut Ozil's
One point though was enough on Arsene Wenger's 67th birthday
The point for Middlesbrough keeps them out of the relegation zone.
Wenger would have preferred all three points but he still
promised to celebrate his birthday
and the point could go top with a draw.
At least you can have a drink on your birthday. When you win, you
deserve it. When you don't win, you needed. In any case, it can't
escape. Here are the day's other
Premier League results. Everton lost just their second
league game of the season, Great goals in the wins for Stoke
and Leicester - worth watching Sunderland are still bottom,
they conceded a 94th In rugby union, thoughts
were with the Irish side Munster's former captain and head coach
Anthony Foley today. He died less than a week ago
and tributes were paid at Munster's match against Glasgow
in the European Champions Cup. The players wanted to make him
proud, and they did just that, Elsewhere in the Champions Cup,
Saracens beat Scarlets, and Exeter are playing
Ulster right now. -- it is 13-12 to Ulster in the
second half. In the Challenge Cup,
Gloucester beat Treviso, but both Newport Gwent Dragons
and Worcester lost in Pool 3. Edinburgh held on to beat
Harlequins by a single point. And Ospreys are playing Lyon
in the evening game - it's Ospreys who are leading
10-0 at the moment. England's cricketers finished
the third day of the opening test and it's all thanks
to all-rounder Ben Stokes. By first helping remove the last
five Bangladesh wickets for just That meant the tourists led by 45
runs, going into the second innings. But they were soon in real
trouble at 62-5, But then Stokes added to his four
wickets by scoring a brilliant 85 with the bat, and by the close
of play, England were 228-8, It wasn't the greatest start, we
were a bit shocked by how many wickets we lost. There was still
time left in the game and it was a matter of occupying the crease,
rotating the strike and put the bad balls away. We have all worked very
hard on making sure that the defensive part of our game is tight
because we all know we can hit the boundaries. If we can get through
the tough periods, the more time we spend out in the middle, the easier
it will get. That is all the sports and now.
It's one of President Xi's goals for China that the country should
But so far, progress has been limited to say the least.
Qualification for the World Cup looks as far away as ever -
with embarrassing defeats to Syria and Uzbekistan.
all that, China has hired one of the most decorated
coaches of all time - Marcello Lippi who guided
If China wants to become a major nation in terms of competing in the
World Cup, they have a long way to go, they haven't participated in the
last world cups and the national team has a poor record so there is a
long way to go there. Beyond that, in order for China to become a major
player in global football, they need to develop their national league and
that also represents a major challenge since they are not great
bridge uses of national talent and it has not traditionally been a
place where the top players around the world want to go to play. China
has hired this big-name manager, can he make a difference? Yes, I think
he can. The most important thing that has changed in the last couple
of years is the arrival of the new Chinese President Hu is a huge
football fan and clearly has decided from the top that China should make
a big push to become a load -- global player. We know China has a
lot of money at its disposal and money can buy you access to the
world's top players in football. However, in addition, what you need
is access to the global football network and getting a high profile
manager like Marcello Lippi who has experience across the world and
fabulous contacts is a great step forward for the country's football
programme, if you will. China has a huge selection of people to choose
from, more than a billion, what do you think it's problem is in finding
talent? Is it a grassroots problem? Well, it is in parts. One of the
things is kids have not traditionally been the deeply
motivated to play football in China and that is something that the
government is trying to encourage. For example, by training up 50,000
new coaches to work in schools. But I think there is a deeper problem as
well which is we know that China has been very successful in developing
Olympic athletes and that party is, as you say, because they have a
billion people to select from, you can find a lot of talent there. But
the development of talented that ball is much more talent thing --
but more challenging. It is more being able to select the right
physique or even engaging in illegal doping, rather than really
developing individuality and forms of expression which is more
difficult for a centralised economy to do. Thank you. That is all from
me and the team. Thank you for being with us here on World News Today.