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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.