this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. in a phone call with ukraine's leader, president biden says he'll respond "swiftly and decisively" if russia invades the country. more than a dozen countries tell their citizens to leave ukraine. over 100,000 russian troops remain at the border. canadian police say they've removed the covid restrictions protest which has blocked a key bridge to the us. not long now until kick off at super bowl 56. we'll look at how the big game is even bigger this year. and "the one with the censorship" — we'll look at why chinese streaming platforms are being accused of deleting scenes from re—runs of the us sitcom friends.
hello, and a warm welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. the us says president biden and his ukrainian counterpart volodymyr zelensky have agreed on the need to pursue what they called "diplomacy and deterrence" in response to russia's military build—up on ukraine's borders. the two leaders spoke for almost an hour this afternoon as western allies continue to fear an invasion is imminent. ukraine says it has invited mr biden to visit in the coming days. 0ur diplomatic correspondent paul adams is in kyiv. we've got this weird phenomenon of apocalyptic warnings from the west, and this odd sense of calm here in kyiv which persists to this day, even days ahead of something that could be pretty grim. i was talking to a ukrainian writer early on who said that effectively, ukrainians were inoculated
against fear and panic back in 2014, when the war in the east of the country erupted — that war has gone on ever since and, if you like, the body politic here in ukraine has been inoculated ever since. and i think people feel that they are used to the cost of war, and they have kind of mentally and psychologically adjusted to it. i think that is psychologically plausible, but i think there are also other reasons. president zelensky is obviously deeply worried that any kind of fear and panic could upset the economy and put off investment that his country badly needs. but i think it's also possible that he's not seeing the same intelligence that the west is seeing — and that could be a problem. in other developments on sunday — more than a dozen countries have now urged their citizens to leave the country. also today, these pictures show members of an international
monitoring mission, from the osce, leaving a part of eastern ukraine, which is held by pro—russian groups, and returning to kyiv. the dutch airline klm said it would stop flying to ukraine, and germany's lufthansa said it was considering suspending flights. and a consignment of stinger surface to air missiles have arrived in kyiv from lithuania — one of the nato member countries sending military support to ukraine. they are high—tech weapons which can be used against aircraft. i'm joined now by ukraine's former defence minister, andriy zagorodnyuz. welcome to you, thank you very much for being with us. president zelinski and biden said they would agree to do the make or pursue diplomacy and deterrence— what would that look like? ihell diplomacy and deterrence- what would that look like?— that look like? well we are certainly — that look like? well we are certainly continuing - that look like? well we are certainly continuing to - that look like? well we are - certainly continuing to announce military units all across the ukraine, particularly from the riskiest areas which are east of ukraine and from the south. so certainly the readiness is the best deterrent nowadays, and that's why
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discussed with our partners was that we needed more equipment, and that's what's being shipped so far quite regularly. so realistically speaking, we were always counting on our own armed forces and territorial army, and reservists and volunteers to defend us. army, and reservists and volunteers to defend us— to defend us. with warnings by the west of a possible _ to defend us. with warnings by the west of a possible attack _ to defend us. with warnings by the west of a possible attack coming . to defend us. with warnings by the| west of a possible attack coming as soon as this wednesday, what's your understanding of the situation? the situation understanding of the situation? tue: situation is understanding of the situation? tte: situation is very understanding of the situation? "tte: situation is very tense, understanding of the situation? t'te: situation is very tense, and understanding of the situation? tte: situation is very tense, and indeed, there are risks of acceleration and sub substantial developments in the coming days. so it's a question of whether it's wednesday, thursday, friday, it doesn't matter. the upcoming days will be critical, and everybody is taking this very seriously. at the same time in kyiv. .. seriously. at the same time in kyiv... shops are full of products, people are not storming any shops, there's fuel at the petrol stations and so on. the ukrainians are amazingly keeping cool in the
situation. by the armed forces are getting ready and the reservists are getting ready and the reservists are getting ready, as well. [30 getting ready and the reservists are getting ready, as well.— getting ready and the reservists are getting ready, as well. do you think the possibility _ getting ready, as well. do you think the possibility of— getting ready, as well. do you think the possibility of russian _ getting ready, as well. do you think the possibility of russian incursion l the possibility of russian incursion is more or less likely right now? it's more because of the tensions, generally speaking. so things are getting quite to not big, but certainly new stage. because the world is sending to putin a very strong message about coercion is not a tactic the west will entertain. so he should back off from our borders. alternatively, we can see a development.— alternatively, we can see a development. alternatively, we can see a develoment. ~ , ., ., . , development. with diplomatic efforts continuinu , development. with diplomatic efforts continuing, where _ development. with diplomatic efforts continuing, where could _ development. with diplomatic efforts continuing, where could a _ continuing, where could a development like? where are any areas of compromise right now? well. areas of compromise right now? well, he certainly needs, _ areas of compromise right now? well, he certainly needs, first _ areas of compromise right now? well, he certainly needs, first of _ areas of compromise right now? -tt he certainly needs, first of all, to de—escalate from the borders, because right now he's assembled troops which are in equal to whatever else has been so far. —— unequal. so having troops ready to fight essentially, because they have
exercises in belarus... yeah, it potentially may happen, and double medics first of all can lead to de—escalation. medics first of all can lead to de-escalation._ medics first of all can lead to de-escalation. ., ~ , ., ., ., de-escalation. thank you for “oining us. thank de-escalation. thank you for “oining thankyou. ﬂ we have a special section devoted to the situation in ukraine on our website. you can read up on all of the latest developments — just log on or use the bbc app. police in canada say they've cleared the remaining protesters blocking a key bridge between canada and the united states, after a week of disruption, and will re—open the crossing after carrying out safety checks. despite a court order to end the demonstration, against covid restrictions, trucks and cars had continued to block the ambassador bridge in ontario. there have been several arrests, and dozens of vehicles were seized when police moved in. jessica murphy reports. it didn't take that many vehicles to block the busiest land border crossing in canada. but after days of disruption, police have cleared the ambassador bridge. a long stand—off between police and a handful of protesters lasted
from saturday morning through the night. many finally chose to pack up and leave amid a police show of force. we want freedom back. and i heard that one cop say, "we're taking the trucks first." so, i mean, that's kind of the beginning of the end at that point, they're taking the trucks out and getting us next. but not all of them. demonstrators had been blocking the ambassador bridge for almost a week — part of widespread anti—vaccine mandate protests across the country that began in ottawa, and have since spread more widely. the ambassador bridge is a key trade link between the us and canada. hundreds of millions in trade cross it each day. the blockade there had already begun to affect supply chains. car—makers in detroit and canada have had to slow production over delivery delays. the police action comes after a canadian court granted an injunction to clear the bridge, and the province of ontario declared a state of emergency. in 0ttawa, protesters are still here in the city centre — a demonstration now that's gone on for over two weeks. police say they have plans
to resolve the issue. it's really paralysed parts of the national capital, but they are waiting for necessary reinforcements. the ottawa demonstrations have inspired copycat demonstrations in europe and elsewhere. justin trudeau was under increasing pressure from the white house to solve the border closure. he held meetings over the weekend to discuss getting the situation under control, but it remains to be seen if the success in windsor can be duplicated. jessica murphy, bbc news, 0ttawa. the protests across france which were held on saturday, against covid restrictions, could be set to spread into belgium. drivers have been gathering here, on the outskirts of lille, near the border between belgium and france. they are apparently planning to try to move to brussels, to begin a protest there. reports suggest there are several hundred vehicles. the belgian authorities say they will turn any protestors back. the remote chagos islands, in the indian ocean, have been under british control for 50 years. but now mauritius, which used to have jurisdiction of them, is trying to claim them back.
it has for the first time sent a boat to the islands and raised the mauritian flag. the united nations says britain must hand the archipelago back to mauritius — but uk refuses to do so while america uses one of the islands for a military base. when britain took over the chagos islands, it expelled the local population of around 2,000 people. now, some of those who've been in exile for decades accompanied a group of scientists on a research trip for a return visit to theirformer home. 0ur africa correspondent andrew harding joined them — and is the firstjournalist to broadcast from the chagos islands. farfrom anywhere, a hidden archipelago. these isolated islands have been strictly off—limits for half a century. boat horn blasts. but today, rare access — and a remarkable homecoming. these chagos islanders were forced to leave by britain in the early 1970s.
as their feet touch home sand, the emotions surge. this woman was just 21 and pregnant when the british killed her dog and ordered her to leave. "i'm happy to be allowed home," she said, "but sad that i can't stay." this is a short visit, and there is work to be done. it feels to me like somebody who comes home after a long break and wants to tidy up — is that how you feel? of course, you know, as i said, there's not a better place than where you were born, where you lived. and now, the group heads inland — the empty decades have turned their thriving village into a lost world. in the ruins of the old church, the mood turns to anger. i'm very angry at the uk government.
who didn't respect the fundamental rights of my people. do you feel you've been denied your life here? yes, of course! britain still claims sovereignty over all these ruins, citing security concerns about a nearby american military base. but international law now says britain must let the islanders return permanently, and must not cling onto a piece of its old empire. the international court ofjustice has ruled they have a right to come back — and that failure to allow them to come back is a continuing wrong. actually, i think not allowing people to return to their homes is recognised as a crime against humanity, and it needs to be sorted out. and so, officials from mauritius now prepare their flagpole, boldly staking claim to the chagos archipelago. we are asking britain to wake up i to the reality of the situation, i
that their position is untenable. it is extraordinary to think that these exquisite islands have been cut off from the outside world for half a century. and this visit by the mauritian government has challenged and maybe changed that. it is very difficult now to imagine britain clinging onto its hidden archipelago for that much longer. as for the islanders, they plan to come back here soon — and perhaps for good. andrew harding, bbc news.
it's the biggest day of the year for american football fans — super bowl 56 — or lvi, as it styles itself in roman numerals — will take place in los angeles in just a few hours' time. with a crowd of more than 70,000 in the stadium, and hundreds of millions watching around the world, the adverts and the famous half—time show are almost as important as the game itself. sophie long reports from la. the first super bowl was played in los angeles in 1967. now football's coming home — to a brand—new stadium which just happens to be the most expensive sporting venue on the planet. a spectacular backdrop for the grand finale of this quintessential american sport. it's unbelievable. as soon as the kick—off happens, you just feel like you're almost in a movie, you know? no—one can believe they're there. the tickets, by the way, are like $7,000. itjust feels like you're in the most exclusive nightclub in the history of the world. and you'll see the most famous people in the world sitting in the upper deck. with ticket prices like that, of course, not everyone can go. we are super excited to be going to the game on sunday. and how do they feel that
you're going to get to go, and you're not taking them? it's so unfair! so there's some conflict at home, but we've told them that the super bowl is not for them, but that we're definitely going to take them to another game next season. catherine? with an audience that could exceed 100 million, super bowl commercials are huge star—studded affairs, with 30—second slots selling for millions. watch the coffee. and then, of course, there is the half—time show. # in the city... you got snoop dogg, maryj, dr dre, eminem, and kendrick lamar. it doesn't get any better than that. # guess who's back? i've been keeping it all the way real. i'm not trying to be egotistical or anything like that, but who else could do this show here in la? mm—hm. no—one. that's a fact. who else could perform the half—time show other than these amazing artists that we have put together for this thing?
but the spectacular is taking place in a city with rising crime and a homelessness crisis. many encampments have been cleared, leading to claims that some of the thousands living on the streets are being shoved into the shadows. this is a sense of community for them, and it may be hard for those of us that are housed to think through that, but there is a hierarchy, there are belongings. so when they're asked to move and they're forced out of that community, even if it is on the street, it creates additional trauma. whatever the costs, and the amount of money changing hands is monumental, la and its legendary rap royalty are ready. it's super bowl showtime. sophie long, bbc news, los angeles. sport — and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's olly foster. hello there, the irony wasn't lost on winter olympics watchers
or the athletes in china. with the games relying on almost 100% fake snow in the mountains, when the real stuff came down it caused chaos in beijing, with many events postponed. the men's giant slalom went ahead, but only 46 out of 89 skiers finished both runs. switzerland's marco odermatt was among the favourites, and managed to stay on his skis to claim the gold medal. norway are top of the medal table after nine days of competition, they have nine golds. germany are second. the netherlands won another speed skating gold — they're fourth behind the usa, level on golds, but the us have more silvers. there were four matches in the english premier league on sunday. liverpool are just about keeping touch with leaders manchester city — they won at bottom side burnley, their fourth win in a row. fabinho scored the game's only goal just before half—time. liverpool are again nine points behind city with a game in hand. burnley remain bottom,
seven points from safety. we scored our goal, and then, yeah, we controlled the game from that point. which is really important, with our schedule and all these kinds of things, we had one where we were sweating constantly and it didn't look like today come to be honest, so we kept cool and brought it over the line. so all good. wolves won 2—1 at tottenham to move above them in the table and inflict a third successive premier league defeat on antonio conte's side. it's the first time for 13 years in conte's managerial career that he's lost three league games in a row. wolves are up to seventh and just four points off west ham in fourth — with two games in hand. these guys are working well. but i said to them that only commitment is not good enough, if we want to try to fight for something important. in
this moment for me is not realistic, the whole environment has to understand this. because otherwise, we create this potential and it's not good if in this moment, we fall below these expectations. the feel—good factor continues at newcastle — they moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a third straight win. kieran trippier with the only goal against aston villa. craig dawson scored a 90th—minute equaliser for west ham to deny leicester city victory. 2—2 there. it is so tight at the top of serie a in italy, ac milan beat sampdoria 1—0 on sunday and they have moved to the top of the table. it didn't take milan long to take the lead — eight minutes in, in—form winger rafael leao scored his tenth goal of the season in all competitions. stefano pioli's side jump above inter milan and napoli, who drew on saturday. in spain's la liga, barcelona will move into the top four if they avoid defeat
against city rivals espanyol — it's1—1 in the second half. alaves are still in the relegation zone despite a win over valencia. real betis are third and looking good for a top four finish, they beat levante 4—2. real sociedad moved up to sixth with a 2—0 win over granada, and in germany, borussia dortmund beat union berlin 3—0 and are six points behind leaders bayern munich. good win for hoffenheim, 2—0 at home to arminia bielefeld, that moves them up to fifth. england have their first win in rugby union's six nations championship. they thrashed italy in rome. the head coach eddiejones had told his players "to light up" the stadio olimpico following last weekend's defeat to scotland, and they ran in five tries for a bonus point win. fly—half marcus smith was instrumental. scoring one of the tries and kicking four conversions as they won 33—0. that's all the sport for now. now, imagine opening your post
and finding a cheque for more than £2 trillion — the equivalent of almost $3 trillion. well, that's exactly what happened to dozens of people in the north of england. but they may not have become overnight tycoons after all — as megan paterson explains. 2,324,252,008,001. gareth hughes was expecting compensation for four days without power. but not that much. hundreds of thousands of people in northern england lost connection during storm arwen — many still wait for compensation. a technical errorfrom northern powergrid has given some customers brief thoughts of a luxury lifestyle. we were just on our way out when i picked the post up, so i opened it, laughed, showed my wife, she laughed at it as well. it's such a big value, to be honest. it's something that i can't even really imagine. it would be nice to be able to invest in some of my interests. i'm a featherstone rovers fan, i'm sure they'd appreciate a few pounds towards building the squad to super league.
gareth, who's an accountant, shared his surprise windfall on twitter, asking the company, "can you really afford this?" in a statement, northern powergrid told us gareth is among 7a people who have been affected by this error. they've apologised for the mistake. they say they hope to send out the correct compensation cheques tomorrow, and they thanked customers for being honest about the problem. gareth is reassured his compensation is on the way, but knows it will be substantially less generous than the original cheque. megan paterson, bbc news, hebden bridge. several chinese streaming platforms have been accused of censoring lgbt plotlines from hit us sitcom friends. the show was re—released in china earlier this week — but chinese fans have complained of scenes being deleted, including those that reference a lesbian character, and another featuring a same—sex kiss. it's unclear why the scenes have been removed. let's talk more about this with chris berry, a professor of film studies who specialises
in chinese film and tv. welcome, thanks very much for being with us. so what do you make of these scenes being cut? t with us. so what do you make of these scenes being cut?- with us. so what do you make of these scenes being cut? i think this isn't very surprising. _ these scenes being cut? i think this isn't very surprising. in _ these scenes being cut? i think this isn't very surprising. in the - these scenes being cut? i think this isn't very surprising. in the last - isn't very surprising. in the last few years, more lgbt queue content has become circulating in china — there's been a reactionary part of there's been a reactionary part of the government, they've become much more conservative. friends initially went out in china at least 20 years ago, and the whole system was a little more relaxed than, but also people weren't so conscious of lgbt q people weren't so conscious of lgbt 0 issues. and more recently there's been an issue to make a move towards much more conservative gender roles, and i think 2—3 years ago there was and i think 2—3 years ago there was a specific regulation bidding lgbt q a specific regulation bidding lgbt 0 content on the internet and dramatic series and documentaries, and so on.
so this has happened across the border? tt’s so this has happened across the border? �* , , ., , , ., ., border? it's been happening a lot, and of course _ border? it's been happening a lot, and of course spotting _ border? it's been happening a lot, and of course spotting and - border? it's been happening a lot, | and of course spotting and weeding it all out is not something the chinese government will find very easy. it relies on individual streaming services to place themselves and self—centered themselves, basically. but because friends remains the most popular sitcom in china, one that receives the highest ratings from local viewers, of course it's prominent and they'd be paying special attention to that.— and they'd be paying special attention to that. , ., ., , attention to that. given that it has such a big following _ attention to that. given that it has such a big following in _ attention to that. given that it has such a big following in china, - such a big following in china, what's the reaction been from friends fans there?— what's the reaction been from friends fans there? they've been up u set, friends fans there? they've been up uset, and friends fans there? they've been up unset. and i — friends fans there? they've been up upset, and i believe _ friends fans there? they've been up upset, and i believe that's _ upset, and i believe that's particularly for nostalgia. the series appeals to people who are in their 20s perhaps 20 years ago, and now with middle age, they turn it on, go to it on streaming services
expecting to find a familiar old friend — and instead, they find that bits are missing and that upsets them. but i think it's also significant because when censorship happens in china, it happens all the time. they don't flag it up to the audience usually. but this is an instance where the audience spots it, and of course they get upset. given that it is so widespread censorship, are you saying that many people are just unaware of it? t people are just unaware of it? i think people know it happens, but of course, getting their attention is not being drawn to it very often. sometimes, for example in live broadcasting, something will happen and they will believe it out, or even blur a section — then again, people talk about on the internet, very excited about it. but most of the time they don't see it happening. the time they don't see it happening-— the time they don't see it haueninu. , ., ~' ,
happening. chris, thank you very much forjoining _ happening. chris, thank you very much forjoining us. _ happening. chris, thank you very much forjoining us. thank - happening. chris, thank you very much forjoining us. thank you. | you're watching bbc news. thanks very much for watching. not quite it for me! for most of us, a trip to the seaside can be a fun day out — but have you ever thought about owning your own little slice of the british coastline? well, if you've got a spare £110,000, now you can. the stretch of sand at ingoldmells, in lincolnshire is one ofjust a handful of private beaches across the uk and, it's up for sale. simon spark reports. # if you're fond of sand dunes and salty air... if you are fond of sand dunes and salty air, we mayjust have the perfect thing for you. i mean, we can't offer you paradise, but we can offer you a slice of lincolnshire's finest coastline. 800 metres of it behind me is up for sale in 100—metre widths,
and it comes with what you'd expect — sand, sand dunes and sea. it's being sold by simon adderley, and he's already had a whirlwind of offers. i've had over 1,000 e—mails in five days. we've had over 700 people express a proper interest, and over 200 people make an offer, so. ..crazy few days. just crazy. he's selling because it's simply time to move on, but despite the huge numbers of interest, he's determined not to sell it to just anyone. the lots are £40,000 each. i have allocated for two individuals. we're basically selling them to people that have got a real affinity with the nature and the love of the coast. one of the gentlemen was a guy who runs a special needs centre
and he wants to be able to bring people with special needs to his own piece of beach and to study the ecology and to see it grow. and another was from a teacher who lost her husband and they left two children, and the two children want to buy a piece because he was a geography teacher, and so it's stories like that that i know they're the right people — custodians, not buyers, really. with today's bright blue sky and winter conditions, it was easy to get lost in the idea of your own personal beach, but not everyone was convinced. no, i don't think... no, to be honest... give me a chalet... | if you were selling a chalet off, then, yeah, if there were a chalet next to it! but if you do share simon's principles around nature and pretty much leaving it as it is, you could still be in with a chance. simon spark, bbc news.
that does look pretty nice, doesn't it? we'll take a look at tomorrow's front pages at 10.30pm and 11.30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are broadcasters matthew stadlen and daisy mcandrew. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello. wind and rain feature heavily in the forecast for the next few days, following on from what has been an exceptionally soggy sunday. this is where we saw the rain. most parts of the uk had some some very wet weather, aside from northern scotland, where it stayed predominantly dry. and that rain is set to linger across the south—east of england through tonight. more rain feeding back across scotland, northern ireland, then pushing south—eastwards into north—west and wales. it'll be quite windy at around northern coasts particularly. temperatures overnight generally holding above the freezing, given the strength of the wind. tomorrow, quite a messy weather story. this band of cloud will bring patchy rain southwards across england and wales. scotland and northern ireland i think ending up with a day
of sunny spells and showers, some of the showers wintry over high ground in scotland. it will stay quite blustery. temperatures north to south 6—10 celsius, but as we head into the middle part of the week, well, it will turn very mild for a time, and then potentially stormy from mid—week onwards. it is worth staying in touch with the forecast. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. in a phone call with ukraine's leader, joe biden says he'll respond �*swiftly and decisively�* if russia invades the country. the us president has been invited to visit kyiv in �*coming days�*. more than a dozen countries tell their citizens to leave ukraine — over 100,000 russian troops remain at the border. 13 people are injured after a mezzanine floor collapses at a pub in east london. police have cleared the remaining protesters blocking a key bridge between canada and the united states, after a week of disruption.