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Our top stories: The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has


addressed a mass rally to mark a year since an attempted


The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says EU leaders


are willing to compromise - in order to persuade


if we were looking at this from the point of the view from the interests


of the current three, one option would be to Britain to stay within a


reformed European Union. And thousands march


through Hong Kong after Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner,


Liu Xiaobo is buried at sea. The first woman to win


the top prize in maths, Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani has died


at the age of 40. Also coming up on Sport Today:


All the smiles belong to Spain's Garbine Muguruza


as she beats Venus Williams Hello and welcome


to World News Today. We begin in Istanbul -


where tens of thousands of people have gathered to mark


the anniversary of the failed military coup


against President Erdogan. A year ago today, a faction


of the army tried to seize power And it is at the spot


where the soldiers surrendered The failed coup resulted


in the deaths of 260 people - And in the aftermath,


more than 150,000 state employees, including academics and government


officials have been sacked. In the last hour, President Erdogan


has been paying tribute to those who lost their lives -


here's what he had to say. TRANSLATION: The barrels of the


tanks hijacked by the coup plotters were full of bombs and loaded with


ammunition. There are some planes were full of the deadliest weapons,


these were used against our citizens without mercy. They did not show any


hesitation but what did our nation who stood up against them have? My


people didn't have guns in their hands, they had in their hands only


their flags, and even more effective weapon, their deep faith. With me


now is Michael Daventry, freelance journalist based in London. You've


been listening to what President Erdogan had to say, give us a


flavour. It is one of the most religious, pious speeches of his


career, without a doubt. President Erdogan is a very faithful man, he


has built his politics around religion but even from him in a


country like Turkey which has such strong secular foundations, for him


to be talking with such strong alleges undertones, it was quite


remarkable. Quite an aggressive speech, he said he wanted the chop


the heads off of traitors. Would you make of that? There has been talking


turkey of reintroducing the penalty. It was abolished about 17 or 18


years ago as part of Turkey's attempt to join the European Union.


That is beginning to slowly backtrack and the President's


supporters repeatedly called for the death penalty, and he is playing a


very coy aim, occasionally he will say yes it is time we introduced it


and all traitors to the nation should be executed, but then he will


also be slightly withdrawn because he knows if it is reintroduced, that


will be the end of Turkey's EU membership bid. Another rally


happening and Ankara, how do you think the countries with acting on


this either speak? It is worth pointing out it was a traumatic


night. It was for me, I am a Turkish citizen, I grew up in Ankara, I


can't quite find the words to describe the feelings to see tanks


driving down the roads were I grew up. It was a deliberate action of


destruction and terror, it was dramatic in so many ways. Turkey is


entitled to express little bit of anger at the top and with that as it


is in the pic of unity that the president would like everyone else


to think. He commands the support of precisely 50% of the country. There


was a referendum three months ago and the result was a bit in doubt


but the point of it was it exposed the country is definitely divided


but the president commands only half of that support. Who are his


supporters? They are a new middle path that has been created over the


last 15 to 20 years. These are people who has lives drastically


improved, better schools, better jobs, better health care, things


like pensions and mortgages, lots of things we are used to in the West


were brought to a vast section of conservative right wing Anatolian


people, so they rewarded the resident with their support. But


because he has a very rigid way of thinking, he isn't always the most


tolerant person when it comes to different unions and that has become


more evident in the last few years when the successful alliance of


Liberals and left wingers that he got when he first came to power


about when the Allies began to disintegrate.


Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong


following the burial at sea of the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize


The largely silent crowd walked to China's representative office


to show their support for Mr Liu, who died on Thursday.


He died in hospital while serving an 11-year prison sentence


Out at sea in and loan location, the remains of Liu Xiaobo were placed in


an urn. The ashes were committed to the water with his wife and


relatives looking gone. After the ceremony, the authorities put the


eldest brother in front of the camera to praise the Communist


Party's humanity. TRANSLATION: First of all, on behalf of my family and


especially my brother's wife, all the things the government has done


since my brother's death were all down the request of my family. Each


and everyone met with satisfaction. He was led away before it journalist


could ask why the Nobel laureate was buried at sea. Was it so his


admirers would have nowhere to go to remember him? Liu Xiaobo's wife has


been under house arrest since her husband one the Nobel Prize in 2010.


Her mental health has deteriorated. An official suggested she is now a


free woman but that has not been tested. Liu Xiaobo was given the


Nobel Prize after calling for political change in China. In


prison, little was heard of him, then suddenly a few weeks ago, the


authorities announced he was receiving treatment for liver


cancer. China's leaders despised him and what he stood for in life, they


try to control the manner of his death but the Nobel peace prize


brings worldwide recognition so even China had no choice but to honour


his passing. Let's take a look at some of


the other stories making the news. China has warned India will face


embarrassment if it doesn't pull its troops from a region in the


Himalayas claimed by Beijing. Chinese negotiators said there was


no room for negotiations until India withdraws. India said it wanted to


stop the Chinese from building a new road. Leading Democrats have voiced


their control -- Leading Democrats have


voiced their concern over the fact that a former Soviet intelligence


officer was present when President Trump's eldest son


met a Russian lawyer during last It happened at a meeting


Donald Trump Junior attended in which he was promised damaging


information about his father's Senators in Poland have approved


a controversial bill to reform The vote came in the early hours


of this morning after more Polish opposition parties


are concerned the law gives parliament, which is dominated


by the right-wing Law and Justice Party, the power


to choose who becomes Former British Prime Minister Tony


Blair has suggested that some EU leaders might be prepared to change


the rules of the single market to keep Britain


inside the European Union. He says the views of voters


could have shifted, and the British might be willing to stay


inside the EU if changes were made, such as stricter


controls on migration. His comments have been


dismissed by both senior Our political correspondent,


Eleanor Garnier reports. Balancing the needs of the UK


economy at the same time as getting control of Britain's borders


is a key issue in the Brexit debate but a former Labour Prime Minister


has suggested political change in France has opened


the path to compromise. Tony Blair claims the EU could be


willing to make concessions on the free movement of people


to allow the UK to stay Britain benefits enormously


from that freedom of movement. However the question is,


where there are changes to it, not alteration in the indivisibility


of the printable but qualifications to it, around the things


that concern people. But those claims directly contradict


what those in Brussels are saying, that the UK must accept free


movement without I'm not going to disclose


conversations I had within Europe, but I am not saying this


on the basis of a whim. Some of those who campaigned


to leave the EU says there is no The EU has made it absolutely clear


that the four freedoms including freedom of


movement are indivisible. They took four minutes


to agree these guidelines, It's complete nonsense,


another attempt to undermine Brexit. Campaigning in Southampton


the current Labour leader rejected the position of his predecessor


and says his party respects Anyone is entitled to give their


views and I listen to all of them. The views we have are that we want


to see tariff free access to the European market,


protection of EU Nationals and of the rights and consumer


rights we achieved through This latest intervention


from Tony Blair will not change the government's


approach to negotiations. Ministers say the former


Labour prime minister that he is out of touch with voters


yet Mr Blair has reopened the debate on the central issue of Brexit,


a decision he says is the biggest country has faced since


the Second World War. Once, he helped determine


Britain's place in the world. Now this former Prime Minister must


settle with commenting Laws on buying and carrying


acid are to be reviewed by the British Government


following a spate of attacks which took place


in London on Thursday night. Five people had corrosive


liquid thrown at them, including one man who is said


to have suffered The attacks were carried out at five


separate locations in east London - within the space of less


than ninety minutes. It's happened amid rising


concern about the number of assaults in the capital


involving corrosive fluids. This report - from Andy Moore -


contains some disturbing We need to try and get


water in your eyes... In the aftermath of the first


attack, police doused He was protected by his helmet,


and lucky to escape But even so, it was


a terrifying experience. I took off my helmet,


and I was just screaming for help, because it was getting dry,


and as much as it was getting So I was just screaming for water,


screaming for help, knocking Another moped rider attacked at this


location was not so lucky. He has life-changing


injuries to his face. The Shadow Home Secretary called


the attacks horrific and barbaric. Nobody in their own home needs


pure sulphuric acid. There are different alternatives


for just cleaning your drains. No-one should be able to buy


sulphuric acid unless they're a builder or a workman who needs it


in the course of their profession, and they should have


to have a licence. The Government says it's working


with the police to see what more can be done to combat the growing menace


of acid attacks. all the latest sport still to come,


including Spain's Garbine Muguruza who has denied Venus Williams has


six Wimbledon title. This is BBC News news today. The


latest headlines. The Turkish president has addressed a wrasse --


mass rally to mark a year since a military coup was put down.


Thousands of people marched through Hong Kong to remember Chinese Nobel


peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo after he was buried at sea.


Let's go to Iraq - where the government has finally


declared victory in Mosul against the so called Islamic State.


It's after a lengthy battle which destroyed much of the city,


killed thousands of people and forced almost a million


from their homes Two weeks ago we reported on the rescue of 20


children who were being used as human shields


Well, there have been emotional scenes, as some of those children


Our correspondent Nafesah Kkoonavard has been following their stories


An emotional moment. After three years apart, this boy can barely


recognise his father. When the so-called Islamic State attacked


their village, this man was told he had lost all his seven children, it


is only now he realises some have survived. For years, the son, who


has learning difficulties, was held in an orphanage by IS. This was the


scene when we reported the release of this boy from the orphanage.


Almost 20 children here were being used as human shields by IS. This


boy was one of them. Tired and hungry, the children were rescued by


Iraqi security forces. The pic shows off the kids went viral. This man,


like many of the parents, saw his child and the BBC report and


travelled here as quickly as he could. Translation macro when I saw


his picture, it felt like I was being given all the riches in the


world. Now they are out of Mosul and the children are safe. But not all


reunions are going to well. These Yazidi girls were just six years old


when there were taken by IS. They no longer recognise their family. These


children have been separated from their families for almost three


years. They have no memories of their former lives. An uncle tries


to help her to remember but it is difficult after having lived under


IS for such a long time. The father shows me his daughter's ID card and


tells me, he is still shocked. I didn't think I would ever see her


again. I thought there was maybe a 1% chance but when I saw her pick on


Facebook and read that they had been three -- freed, I couldn't believe


it. Abbas and his son are getting ready to leave for home. Like so


many here, they are together again, ready to try and rebuild their


lives. Let's get some sports News for you.


Spain's Garbine Muguruza has won her first Wimbledon title


with a straight-sets win over five-time champion Venus Williams.


The 23-year-old won the last nine games in a 7-5 6-love victory under


Muguruza denied the 37-year-old American a first major


Which would have made her the oldest female Grand Slam


She's delighted to see her name enscribed with those


It was amazing and like I said before, I always look at the wall


and see all the names and all the history and at the last final, I was


close, I didn't want to lose this time because I know the difference,


I really know the difference of making the final, which is in


credible, but... So happy that it is there now. She played really well,


she played top tennis, I have to give her credit. I've had a great


two weeks and I am looking forward to the summer. There is always


something to learn from the matches you win and the matches you don't


win. There is definitely something to learn from this but at the same


time, that is looking back, and it is looking forward, too.


On Sunday Roger Federer will aim to win a record eighth men's


Marin Cilic stands in the 35 year old's way...


Although the Croatian has only won one of his previous seven


It makes me really happy to mark history here at Wimbledon. I love


this tournament, all my dreams have come through here as a player so to


have a chance to get to number eight and be so close at this stage is a


great feeling, and, yeah, and the Lviv excited, and I hope I can play


one more good match. You know, 11 finals here, all these records, it


is great, but it doesn't give me the title quite yet. That is why I came


here this year. So close now, I just have to stay focused.


Not least in Nottingham where it's been Day Two -


of the second Test - between England AND South Africa.


AND something of a collapse for England in the afternoon.


Losing their last 7 wickets for just 62 runs...


Replying to South Africa's first innings score of 335.


The tourists then ended the day on 75-1 - to lead by 205...


In Colombo, Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs.


That's a "one-off test", in which Craig Ervine


Upul Tha-ranga - and Dinesh Chandi-mal -


made 126 between them - in reply.


In the Women's World Cup, India have beaten New Zealand -


186 runs was the difference - at Derby - as India skittled


They'll play Australia - at the same venue in the last four.


Group winners, England, face South Africa.


Stage 14 - of the Tour de France - was won by Michael Matthews -


The 181-kilometre ride - from Blagnac to Rodez -


The 181-kilometre ride - from Blagnac to Rodez


finished in a sprint to the line - the Australian taking it -


ahead of Greg Van Aver-maet and Edvald Boasen-Hagen.


Team Sky's Chris Froome "regained the race leader's yellow jersey"


The Briton's lead is 19 seconds over the Italian with


Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix


He was fastest in qualifying by more than half a second.


That delighted the crowd at Silverstone.


The Mercedes driver equalling the record of 5


His rival - Sebastian Vettel - was THIRD fastest;


fellow Ferrari driver - Kimi Raikonnen will be on the front


Who trails Vettel in the drivers standings by 20 points.


English Premier League champions Chelsea have completed the signing


of French international midfielder Tiemoue Baka-yoko from Monaco.


The 22-year-old helped Monaco claim the Ligue 1 title last season


and joins Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of more


Now she was a trail blazer in her field of mathamatics.


Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win


the Fields Medal, regarded as the Nobel Prize of maths.


Sadly the 40-year-old Iranian has died in the US from breast cancer.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Professor Mirzakhani's death


But there has also been criticism on social media at some


And images have appeared of a photo-shopped image


Well, one person who knew Professor Mirzakhani well


She spoke to us about her life and achievements.


We had known she was ill for a long time. She was a revered and


outstanding mathematician and the fact that she was Iranian and the


first woman ever to win this prestigious Fields medal, she was


just such an icon and role model and inspiration around the world, so she


will be very sorely missed. It was the way in which she managed to


combine ideas that perhaps other people knew that she combined them


together in a completely un-expect it and remarkable way. She actually


sent me a draft copy of her thesis, her Ph.D. Dissertation, before it


was finally submitted, and the way she put together ideas which really


I had known about, other people had known about, but she was able to


combine things and draw absolutely astonishing and remarkable


conclusions with them. They're read cleanly and simply. But somehow to


get to some goal that would be completely unexpected and turn


around the way you would then to the whole subject. Marion Mr Khan E, who


the weekend hasn't got off to the brightest of starts. A lot of cloud




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