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This is BBC News. The headlines at 9:00 -

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The UN fears for up to 150,000 civilians. They are trapped in Mosul

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in Iraq, held by so-called Islamic state. There has been a massive

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landslide in China. More than 100 people are still missing.

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34 high-rise blocks of flats across England have failed fire

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safety tests on their external cladding according

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And a rock star's welcome for Britain's opposition leader, Jeremy

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Corbyn. He says he is inspired by youngsters getting into politics at

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Glastonbury. The United Nations fears

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for the safety of up to 150 thousand civilians -

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who could be trapped It's held by the so

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called Islamic Sate. As it does the UN humanitarian

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co-ordinator in the country says civilains are at extreme -

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almost unimaginable risk. But first, our correspondent

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Orla Guerin reports from the front She's with cameraman Nicholas Hameon

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and producer Firle Davies. A warning - her report

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contains distressing images. Our windscreen,

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a reminder of the dangers Our escort, from Iraq's elite

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counter-terrorism force. Snaking forward

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towards an enemy that is Like this wounded soldier,

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being rushed away as we arrived. Escaping hunger and fear,

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and a beloved city robbed of life. This is the old city

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area, it is really the heart of the battle,

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and when you look around here you get a real sense of how

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fierce the fighting has been, the damage is immense

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in every direction. The narrow streets are

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a tight squeeze as troops close in on the last

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pockets of IS resistance. We were told the militants

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were just 300 metres away. Some on the receiving end

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of an Iraqi missile strike. The extremists are now facing defeat

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here, but it has taken three years And immense damage has been

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done to the fabric of Well, we heard from

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civilains who had managed I've been speaking to Lisa Grande -

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the UN humanitarian She says civilians

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including children - are being used as

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human shields by IS. I think it is very clear that the

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100,000 250,000 civilians who are still trapped in the old city of

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Mosul are and extreme risk. That includes being used as human

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shields. Families trying to escape from the old city are being directly

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targeted. We estimate that at least 30% of all the people who are

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fleeing and are being shot are women and children. Wheels or that the

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families who are trapped inside of Mosul are suffering from food

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deprivation. It is very hot in there now and we know that water supplies

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have been cut for a long time. That means families do not have the safe

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drinking water they need. Do you think the immediate challenge is can

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your teens cope on the ground? We estimated that O'Neill worst case

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scenario, 150,000 people would flee. Before the old city has been

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retaken, 900,000 civilians have left Mosul. In other words, we have

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surpassed the worst case. Even having said that, we have been able

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to stay under the leadership of the Government and stay one step ahead.

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We are now entering the final stages and it is clear that we do not have

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the funding that is required to support the huge numbers of people

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who have left and the hundred thousand to 150,000 civilians who at

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have not yet been able to leave the old city. We need to provide the

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funding that is so urgently needed. That is the humanitarian need, but

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what about in terms of the military need? Do you think the

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intensification of this fighting, do you think a ceasefire is an order?

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This is some of the most intense fighting we have seen in the entire

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campaign to host Islamic state from Iraq. This is why the United

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Nations, we have said it before, as strongly as we can, all of the

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parties involved have to do everything we can to ensure that

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civilians survive, they are protected and they receive the

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assistance they need. The parties to the conflict are making sure that

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civilians live. Rescue work has continued throughout

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the night after a massive landslide More than 60 homes

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have been engulfed. Officials say 15 bodies

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have been found. But more than a-hundred

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people are still missing. Here's our China Correspondent -

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Stephen McDonell. Chinese rescue teams have been

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digging through mounds of rubble searching for survivors. More than

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40 homes were buried when the top of the mountain collapsed, causing a

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major landslide. Working in constant rain and throat is covered by mud

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and rocks, the rescue effort has been difficult. And yet local

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officials say that some survivors have been pulled out and taken to

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hospital. They say this has included a couple and also a baby.

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TRANSLATION: At around five o'clock in the morning, the baby was crying,

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so I changed the nappies and then I heard a loud noise. I went to the

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door and it was hit by wind and water and stones came flying that

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pinned me to the ground. My wife and I slowly., held the baby and

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escaped. Hundreds of rescuers have been deployed. Heavy digging

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equipment was brought in after the roads were cleared. But it is also a

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case of using more basic methods and even their hands sometimes to try to

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clear the debris. Emergency teams in the area are used to dealing with

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these types of disasters. Recent heavy downpours are thought to have

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contributed to the instability which triggered

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meant to fall down onto the village below.

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The United Arab Emirates is warning Qatar

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that it will be cut off by its neighbours

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It's been three weeks since the diplomatic crisis broke out.

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And it's feared a leaked list of demands from Saudi Arabia

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and its allies doesn't seem to offer much hope for a resolution.

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Qatar has already denounced the demands as an attack

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UAE's Foreign Minister, Anwar Gargash made

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The alternative is not escalation. The alternative is parting of ways.

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Because it is very difficult for us to maintain a collective grouping

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with one of the partners in this collective grouping through this

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platform. We cannot do this actively promoting an extremist and terrorist

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agenda. For more on this, I spoke

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with the BBC World Service Middle East Analyst,

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Sebastian Usher. As Qatar has said this is basically

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an attack on their 70, I think many people would say that this is pretty

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much what it would mind to. -- an attack on their sovereignty. On the

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surface, it sounds slightly more conciliatory, saying there will be

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no further escalation but in a sense the Saudis, United Arab Emirates and

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Egypt may not have much further escalation in terms of diplomacy.

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And they severed ties and transport winks immediately, pushing as hard

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as they could wait at the start. These demands are clearly pushing

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very hard again, so the game plan looks like it is to push Qatar as

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hard as possible into a corner to try to get them to submit to some

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extent, perhaps not to all of those demands, but enough to satisfy the

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Saudis particularly that they will no longer be reading their

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international strategy in such an independent way. All that the UAE

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Foreign Minister offered was that the situation at the moment, the

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seven other links will become permanent, and the Gulf Corporation

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Counsel will lose a member. That will destabilise the region and if

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it becomes permanent, the pressure that cats are at the moment has been

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able to deal with, it will become very difficult as prepares for the

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World Cup in a few years. It is also continuing aim massive plans for a

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development. That will all be limited by the casting of links.

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Checks made after last week's deadly fire at a London tower block have

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revealed that 34 high-rise buildings across England have unsafe external

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cladding. Thousands of buildings,

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including some schools and hospitals Last night hundreds of people stayed

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in hotels and emergency Four tower blocks were evacuated,

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so urgent fire safety Why was we all ordered to be

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evacuated at 8.30 at night? Tempers were running

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high today, the leader of Camden Council took the brunt

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of the frustration from people I am being told they can't

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rehouse me because A hotel place was found for this

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woman and her dog, but there are thousands of others,

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people and pets, facing weeks of I am not sure what the issue is. The

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fire exits all seem to be in place. But that is one of the other issues.

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That is one of the other reasons given for us having to evacuate.

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Peter Bertram, who is 94, had to leave the flat he has had

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I felt sorry for people who are a lot worse

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than me, especially with children.

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But there are at least 80 flats where residents

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The council officials came to the door, banging

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on the door, "Get out, get out," but the chap round the

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hallway said, "No, she's not going, she is getting on for 80.

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"She can't go anywhere, she's got a cat."

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Many residents have been asking why they had to leave in the middle of

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the night. The council says the Fire Service gave them no choice. They

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said there was nothing we could do to guarantee residents' safety that

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night, and in that situation, I thought we had to act swiftly.

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Work is under way to fix the faults but it

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The residents of this tower block feel

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themselves to be in limbo, unsure of just how

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dangerous this building is

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and how long they might be excluded from their homes.

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And as they are finding out, thousands of people across the

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country are facing the same issues. Some people will have to sleep on

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the beds in the leisure centre again tonight. The council is warning

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people refusing to leave that we may be forced out for their own safety.

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Stay with us here, still to comes the British and Irish Lions versus

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the All Blacks. We will bring you the results from Auckland.

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Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.

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15 bodies have been found after a massive landslide in China. More

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than 100 people are still missing as rescuers search for survivors.

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The leader of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has appeared at

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Glastonbury Festival. He has spoken about how people need to come

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together to build a better society. Is it right that so many

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people in our country have no home to live in and only

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a street to sleep on? Is it right that so many

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people are frightened of where they live at the moment,

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having seen the horrors of what Is it right that so

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many people live in such poverty in a society

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surrounded by such riches? Howell was Jeremy Corbyn received?

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Glastonbury prides itself on being a politically engaged Festival. He got

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a very warm, positive reception from the crowds here. A large audience in

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front of the main Pyramid stage, small parts of the audience

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sporadically chanted his name before he came on and while he was

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speaking. He then went on to speak at the left-field alia another area

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of Glastonbury, talking about left leading ideas and concepts. Lets get

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back to the music. What are fans looking forward to tonight? They

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have had Katy Perry already, one of the biggest acts in the world on the

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main stage, and now they are gathering for food fighters. Some

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people may remember that Foo Fighters were supposed to play here

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in a few years ago, but one of the members broke his leg. On what has

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been a relatively modest three Glastonbury, unusually, there are

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hoping to see Ed Sheeran produce a fantastic set on Sunday evening

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bringing to an end and entertaining weekend. Time now for the sport.

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The British and Irish Lions have lost the opening Test

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Despite some brief flashes of brilliance from the tourists,

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coach Warren Gatland says they have no excuses about the 30-15 defeat.

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The Lions arrived here with momentum but their positivity had more or

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less evaporated by the end of the game. The All Blacks' first try was

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scored in the first-half and two more in the second half. They have

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not lost here since 1994, and that record may never change, the way

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things are going. It was not as one-sided as the scoreline suggests,

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and the Lions did score a wonderful try in the first half. Warren

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Gatland said afterwards that he is confident they can I do some of

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those mistakes and make this a closely fought series. But they will

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now travel to Wellington knowing that the need to win both the

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remaining tests if they are to avoid a serious defeat. But tonight the

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oil Blacks -- All Blacks showed how difficult they will be to beat. The

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score in the end looks like it was easy, but it was not. The Lions

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played meant that doesn't lay, and when they can score tries like that

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first one, you are sitting there, thinking, they should be doing that

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a bit more often. That is one of the best test tries I have ever seen.

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Lewis Hamilton edged out his team-mate to take pole position for

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the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Championship leader Sebastien vessel

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qualified fourth. Hosts England have been beaten

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by India in the curtain-raiser for this year's

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Women's World Cup in Derby. India's batsmen set England

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an imposing 282 to win - leaving England needing the highest

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run chase in World Cup history Maybe every World Cup needs to begin

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with a shock. If this World Cup is about trying to unlock the

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cricketing potential for women in India, then here is something for

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that country to latch onto. At the start of play, everything was in

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England's favour. Cloudy skies, England won the toss, and then to

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fast bowlers. India reacted well. Scintillating play, and when other

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contributions throughout the top order, it enabled India to set such

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a stiff target. In fact, England needed to achieve their highest ever

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run chase to win the match. 282, they wanted. They never got off to a

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flying start, early wickets and then pegged back by some excellent

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fielding. We saw dropped catches from both teams but direct hits from

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India were still there. England were still in with a shout, only needing

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72 from the last ten overs. But then England all out for 246. There is a

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round-robin stage in this way in the World Cup, somebody is out yet, but

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in terms of generating interest, as we said, there is nothing like a

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shock and we had one here in Derby. That is all the sport for now.

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Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.

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The French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to sign up

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to a new environmental agreement - that would make a clean and healthy

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Speaking in Paris, he unveiled draft proposals for a legally binding

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treaty, which supporters hope will be adopted by

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It follows President Trump's decision to pull the US out

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A cyber attack on the UK Houses of Parliament has targeted the email

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accounts of some MPs and members of the House of Lords.

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The parliamentary authorities said unauthorised attempts had been made

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to access some accounts, and measures had been taken

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It comes just over a month after 48 of England's hospital trusts

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A coal mining explosion in Colombia has killed at least eight people.

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Five others are missing after the blast. Rescuers have been digging by

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hand. Because it is not yet clear. The gardens at France's Chateau de

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Chambord have opened to the public It's taken 14 years of historical

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research and cost almost When you discover the garden from

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the roofs, from the terrace, it is like a shock. We are in the spirit

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of the winning sums. If you want to get in touch with me

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about that story or any other, you can on Twitter. They jetted in on

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their own special plane and are just and to become huge stars in Germany.

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They were accompanied by two panda specialists. Plenty of bamboo

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accompanied them. And about two weeks, the VIPs will be unveiled to

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the public. Thank you for joining us. Goodbye.

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