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This is BBC World News Today, I'm Duncan Golestani.


Spanish authorities have confirmed that the seven-year-old


British-Australian boy, Julian Cadman, was among


those killed in the Barcelona terror attack.


Police are investigating whether the arm of a Moors directed the


Barcelona terrorist cell and whether he was killed when their bomb


factory blew up. The next stage in defeating so-called Islamic state,


thousands flee Tal Afar as Iraqi forces tried to retake the city.


And the King of Comedy, film star Jerry Lewis,


has died in Las Vegas, he was 91.


It's been confirmed that a seven-year-old boy who'd been


missing since the Barcelona attacks on Thursday is among the dead.


Julian Cadman, who held joint British and Australian nationality,


He became separated from his mother when a van was driven


His family said they would remember his smiles and hold his memory


14 people were killed in that attack and a second


The police have revealed extremists had planned to detonate


This morning, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica -


monumental, unfinished - gave the city a place in


Renato was one of the first in the queue.


Because this city is a symbol of freedom.


The people of Barcelona now realise that they are as vulnerable as


Change the way their city lives or carry on as before?


The Archbishop of Barcelona asked the


And he offered consolation to the bereaved.


The Cadman family now mourns seven-year-old Julian, the youngest


He and his mother were together on


The street in which he was struck has been taken back by


The Ramblas Avenue has become its own memorial.


Spanish police say the attackers planned to detonate three huge


bombs, revealing that more than 100 gas canisters were found at what's


thought to have been a bomb factory near Barcelona.


The father of two attackers shot dead by police on Friday has told


the BBC he blames the imam at their local mosque


Our correspondent Wyre Davies reports from the town of Rippol,


Captured by CCTV and mobile phone, the horror and panic


As a white van hurtles down Las Ramblas,


killing 13 people and injuring more than 100.


But we now know it could have been much worse,


if the attackers had carried out their original plan


This is the small town of Rippol, in the foothills


of the Spanish Pyrenees, where at least eight,


perhaps all 12, of those accused of being involved


Most were of Moroccan origin and prayed at the local mosque.


The name of the one attacker still at large, Younis Abouyaaqoub,


written on the wall with others who contributed to mosque funds.


But police are asking if this man, Abdelbaki es Satty,


the imam at the mosque, was the cell leader


This was his tiny flat at the top of a building in the town.


His bedroom has since been emptied of everything by police.


According to people at the mosque, he left two months ago to go


on extended journey to Morocco, but we know from his flatmate


here - who won't be filmed - and others in the town


that he left as recently as last Tuesday, very suddenly.


All that's left here is his small Koran and his empty bedroom.


Today, I spoke to Hechami Gasi, the devastated father of two of the


attackers from Ripoll, Mohammed and Omar Hychami.


The last time I saw my youngest son, he told me, was at 3pm


on Thursday, just hours before the attacks


Hechami roundly blames the imam for radicalising his


TRANSLATION: He took his young, impressionable minds.


Messed around with their brains, and now they are dead.


My sons and the others, it's all the imam's fault.


It's believed the imam was killed in the explosion that destroyed


a bomb factory in the town of Alcanar last Wednesday.


It was there that police found 120 large gas canisters,


which they say were to be used to make three car bombs.


But the explosion at the house forced the gang


Here in Ripoll, whose sons carried out these horrific attacks,


there is a determination that, however brutal, what happened must


not be allowed to tear apart as tolerant and peaceful community.


The United Nations says 14,000 people have fled


from the the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, where Government forces have


launched a major offensive against so-called Islamic State.


About 2000 militants remain in the city, which has been bombed


The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, said the militants


have no choice other than to leave or be killed.


Fighters take their positions in the battle against so-called Islamic


State for Tal Afar. The city is the Iraqi Government troops' next


target, five weeks after they declared victory over the militants


in Mosul. Exposures could be seen as the Iraqi forces advance on the


outskirts of Tal Afar. The US says it carried out air strikes to


support the troops. In a televised speech, the Iraqi Prime Minister


said the jihadists have a choice will stop TRANSLATION: I tell Daesh,


you either surrender or die. As we promised before, we promise


now, we will continue the liberation process. Thousands of civilians have


fled Tal Afar at that has been controlled by so-called Islamic


State since the 2014. It has been a very difficult journey and a very


difficult climate and circumstances. The closest areas where people can


get any support or be received in the screening sites where


humanitarian organisations like Oxfam are present, providing


emergency food surprise and jinking water, is ours. It is ours and hours


of walking through desert under a temperature of 50 degrees.


Transition mag thank God we fled. The situation over there is dire.


They have no food or water anything to drink. Several areas around Tal


Afar was taken in the first days of the offensive, according to reports


in the country. Meanwhile, in a statement, I have said it had


destroyed several vehicles baloney to Shia military groups.


The South African Government has granted diplomatic immunity


to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe.


The decision cleared the way for her to leave the country


without answering to police over an allegation that she


Grace Mugabe and her husband, President Robert Mugabe, landed in


the capital Harare in the middle of the night. The first lady as Barclay


managed to go back home without facing criminal charges. The South


African Government granted her diplomatic immunity, saying she was


in the country on official business. President Mugabe has been attending


a regional leaders' conference in Pretoria on Sunday. His wife was


supposed to make an appearance, but didn't show up. This African


authorities insist that their decision was motivated in order to


maintain good relations with Zimbabwe. For the victims's lawyers,


justice needs to be served. This is the 20-year-old model who is


accusing Grace Mugabe of assaulting her with an electric extension cord.


She claims she was offered a blank check to make the matter go away.


They may she wants the first lady to be prosecuted, and now her legal


team is planning to challenge the decision to grant immunity. In


Zimbabwe as well, opposition members a Grace Mugabe needs to apologise.


You cannot go on and beat somebody's child. I think this needs a lot of


introspection. I want to say that she certainly needs to go for anger


management. Mrs Mugabe has become a dominant figure in the ruling party.


With elections scheduled for next year, she has publicly urged her


93-year-old husband to name a successor. It remains to be seen in


the events of last week will damage her chances in the battle for power.


Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in


support for pro-democracy activist who last week. The men were


originally given non-custodial sentences for their involvement in


mass demonstrations in 2014. The Hong Kong Government has pushed for


harsher sentences. A court in Bangladesh has sentenced is almost


militants today. It was for a plot to assassinate the then opposition


leader, now Prime Minister at a rally. The accused said they would


appeal. Stay with us on BBC


World News, still to come: The Afghan pop star, Aryana Sayeed,


on the challenge of performing in a country where music concerts


haven't always been allowed. Spanish authorities have identified


three more victims of the Barcelona attack, including Julian Cadman, a


seven-year-old boy with Australian-British nationality. The


USA's thousands of civilians are fleeing Tal Afar as Iraqi forces


look to liberate the city from Islamic State.


Let's stay with that story, joining me on Skype from Erbil


is Bruno Geddo , he's the representative in Iraq


for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


Thank you for talking to us here. Can you tell us what is the


situation for those still trapped in Tal Afar? The situation is extremely


tired. We don't have much information filtering out of the


city. People are surviving on water, dirty water, and bread for almost


three months. There is no electricity, no health care. Hardly


any food to go around. This constant terror of being killed by sniper


fire or by landmines if they tried to flee, because the policy


forbidding people to flee the caliphate. Anybody trying to flee


will be immediately executed. It is a question of terror if you stay and


terror if you try to flee for your life. And get some civilians are


managing to flee. Are they telling you what that journey is like? The


journey, they are telling us, is awful, terrible. Because they have


to track for up to 20 hours, basically with very little food and


water, in temperatures that in daytime go up to 48 Celsius. They


arrive, they are completely exhausted at the mustering points,


where they are then taken to our counts. A sinister reach these


points, many of them are winded, from gunshot wounds, and need


immediate medical care because there is a risk being caught by sniper


fire when they tried to flee from Tal Afar. In terms of those camps,


do you have enough in terms of capacity, equipment, food and water?


We are prepared for what we saw in west Mosul. We have spare capacity,


but this is not enough. This is a conservative number which may still


have to flee. We have received thousands in the last two weeks, but


we could receive another 40,000 in the next week. We need more capacity


to receive people around the clock. Right now we have capacity to host


an additional 28,000 people, especially for those being Tal Afar.


We have to rush against the clock goals we have to leave it there,


we're up against the clock. Thank you for talking to us.


One of Afghanistan's biggest pop stars, Aryana Sayeed has held a


concert in car despite threats will stop amid tight security, she drew a


crowd. Miss Sayeed is not displaying her long hair and displaying figure


hugging outfits,. She wanted her female fans to defy those who are


against it. A pop concert in the heart of


Carville. Aryana Sayeed is entertaining her fans. It was held


to mark Afghanistan's Independence Day. Hundreds of young men and women


waving Afghan flags dance to the tune. They wanted to send a message.


Despite the threats, I didn't think such a big number of girls were


detained here. For so, the number of women is bigger than men. I asked


some of the girls, why are you here? They tell me they were here to defy


those who were against the concert. It is rare in Afghanistan for a


female star to hold a concert. Ms Sayeed, described by her fans as


Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian, is known for her long hair and figure


hugging outfits will stop the music is a combination of traditional and


folk songs, rendered as music. She highlights women's issues in her


songs. Clerics oppose her show, saying it was against Afghan


culture. She has received a number of death threats for her outfits and


public appearances. A day before the concert, Ms Sayeed city was


determined to go ahead with the concert, despite the threats. There


are certain people in a canister and in the Afghan community have been


against music, celebration, even New Year. They are against everything,


all the time. And I feel like today, we need to stand together and fight


against them. Her concert was originally scheduled to be held in a


stadium in Aryana. They know it was at a different location due to


security concerns. Ms Sayeed said you wanted to highlight that Afghan


women were still not free, 98 years after independence. She says she


will fight for the freedom of her music.


Less time with this evening's football, heading to La Liga first,


where emotions were high of Barcelona's match against rail


Betis. Tributes were paid to the victims of 30's terror attack, with


the Barca players wearing message of solidarity on their shirts. In the


match itself, the Catalan side took the lead early on. Surgery Roberto


got the second as Buster Winer 2-0. This evening sees Real Madrid away


to Deportivo. Tottenham was McIlroy is at Wembley continue, they were


beaten two by Chelsea. Marcus Alonso scored both for Chelsea in Tottenham


boss might first league match at the National Stadium. Mauricio


Pochettino's side played with real viral but currently get a goal


through Michy Batshuayi's FoneBlog. Alonso got the winner as he slipped


the ball under Hugo Lloris. For sure, a big when, in his not easy to


play away and to win. I can see that Tottenham are a very strong team,


and for us, it was very important, this win. I think an amazing


performance, for character, for will to fight, from my players, and this


is important. I think we deserved more. They were very clinical, able


to shoot on target. We created a lot of chances and I think we were


better. But football is funny, you can be better, but if you are not


clinical in front of the latter, you can lose. Huddersfield made it two


wins from their first two games in a Premier League and currently sit


second in the table behind Manchester United. Aaron Mooy's


second-half strike saw of Newcastle United. The Australian's palazzo one


of the highlights of a disappointing match. The first Premier League home


game in the club's history, and the club is more than 100 years old. It


is especial day and a successful day as well. I think we have seen a game


where both teams are very strong and the defence. They are very


organised. We knew we had happy if we wanted to be successful today. I


was very happy with the performance of the defence and we had this one


great moment from Aaron Mooy where we scored the winner. This was


enough today. There is a good workload together in the defence to


keep them away from our palazzo and be successful. Credit now and in


beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their first one-day international on


Sunday. Chasing 217 for victory, Indian put together an unbeaten 197


stand to reach their target in less than 98 overs. India lead the series


1-0. Finally the Belgian rider has won the first stage of the wealth as


I near. He won over a flat stage which has a sprint to the line.


That's all the sport for now. The American actor and


comedian Jerry Lewis has From his long-time double act


with Dean Martin in the 1950s, he went on to a solo career


in films, TV and musicals. He also spent many years


campaigning for research Jerry Lewis' goofy comedies made him


the world's best paid movie star. With their visual gags,


the cartoonlike nature of his films left some people cold


but they were immensely popular. I wrote the joke thinking,


wouldn't it be marvellous if the elastic face that we have,


that can do so much, would it not be marvellous


if our bodies were elastic so that we could do just as much


with them in animation? He was born Joseph Levitch in 1926


into a family of Jewish Following his stage debut


at the age of five, he went on to play -


to great acclaim - Aged just 20, he teamed


up with Dean Martin... No, forget it, I'm


not going to do it. Their combination of sophistication


and slapstick brought a decade of success,


during which they starred Now, look, this weekend


would be a perfect He thrilled as the talk show host


stalked by Robert De Niro The French, who considered him


a genius, awarded him But it will be his manic comedy


performances for which Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, who died at the age of


91. In World War II warship has been


found in the Pacific Ocean, ready two years after it was sunk by a


Japanese submarine. The USS Indianapolis was discovered 18,000


feet beneath the surface by an expedition crew, led by Microsoft's


co-founder. That's the way it's looking, stay with us here on BBC


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