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


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


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


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


safety tests on their external cladding according


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


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


Glastonbury. The United Nations fears


for the safety of up to 150 thousand civilians -


who could be trapped It's held by the so


called Islamic Sate. As it does the UN humanitarian


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


almost unimaginable risk. But first, our correspondent


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


and producer Firle Davies. A warning - her report


contains distressing images. Our windscreen,


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


counter-terrorism force. Snaking forward


towards an enemy that is Like this wounded soldier,


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


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


area, it is really the heart of the battle,


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


fierce the fighting has been, the damage is immense


in every direction. The narrow streets are


a tight squeeze as troops close in on the last


pockets of IS resistance. We were told the militants


were just 300 metres away. Some on the receiving end


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


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


done to the fabric of Well, we heard from


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


the UN humanitarian She says civilians


including children - are being used as


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


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


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


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


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


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


families who are trapped inside of Mosul are suffering from food


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


parties involved have to do everything we can to ensure that


civilians survive, they are protected and they receive the


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


civilians live. Rescue work has continued throughout


the night after a massive landslide More than 60 homes


have been engulfed. Officials say 15 bodies


have been found. But more than a-hundred


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


Stephen McDonell. Chinese rescue teams have been


digging through mounds of rubble searching for survivors. More than


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


escaped. Hundreds of rescuers have been deployed. Heavy digging


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


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


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


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


contributed to the instability which triggered


meant to fall down onto the village below.


The United Arab Emirates is warning Qatar


that it will be cut off by its neighbours


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


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


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


Qatar has already denounced the demands as an attack


UAE's Foreign Minister, Anwar Gargash made


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


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


with one of the partners in this collective grouping through this


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


agenda. For more on this, I spoke


with the BBC World Service Middle East Analyst,


Sebastian Usher. As Qatar has said this is basically


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Saudis particularly that they will no longer be reading their


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


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


seven other links will become permanent, and the Gulf Corporation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


cladding. Thousands of buildings,


including some schools and hospitals Last night hundreds of people stayed


in hotels and emergency Four tower blocks were evacuated,


so urgent fire safety Why was we all ordered to be


evacuated at 8.30 at night? Tempers were running


high today, the leader of Camden Council took the brunt


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


rehouse me because A hotel place was found for this


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


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


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


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


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


I felt sorry for people who are a lot worse


than me, especially with children.


But there are at least 80 flats where residents


The council officials came to the door, banging


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Work is under way to fix the faults but it


The residents of this tower block feel


themselves to be in limbo, unsure of just how


dangerous this building is


and how long they might be excluded from their homes.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


people are frightened of where they live at the moment,


having seen the horrors of what Is it right that so


many people live in such poverty in a society


surrounded by such riches? Howell was Jeremy Corbyn received?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


people may remember that Foo Fighters were supposed to play here


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


been a relatively modest three Glastonbury, unusually, there are


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


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


The British and Irish Lions have lost the opening Test


Despite some brief flashes of brilliance from the tourists,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Championship leader Sebastien vessel


qualified fourth. Hosts England have been beaten


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


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


an imposing 282 to win - leaving England needing the highest


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to sign up


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


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


treaty, which supporters hope will be adopted by


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


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


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


The parliamentary authorities said unauthorised attempts had been made


to access some accounts, and measures had been taken


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


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


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


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


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


research and cost almost When you discover the garden from


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


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


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


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


They were accompanied by two panda specialists. Plenty of bamboo


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


the public. Thank you for joining us. Goodbye.


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