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Offensive in Mosul in its Final Stages

Offensive in Mosul in its Final Stages

Iraqi forces in their final assault on Mosul say victory is 'imminent'. BBC Correspondent Jonathan Beale, is on the outskirts of the city. A state of Emergency is declared in Western Canada where forest fires threaten thousands of lives. We hear from fleeing residents. And finally, the Eritrean capital, Asmara, is given UNESCO World Heritage Status.

(Photo: Members of the Iraqi federal police dance in the Old City of Mosul, where the battle against IS nearing its end; Credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)