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today at 1:00pm, images of dead civilians on the streets of a town near kyiv have been condemned around the world. president zelensky has visited the scene. ukraine has accused russian troops of a "deliberate massacre." translation: it is time to do - everything possible to make the war crimes of the russian military the last manifestation of such evil on earth. russia says the images are "staged". we'll bring you the latest. also this lunchtime... easter travel chaos as airlines cancel more than 120 flights and eurotunnel warns of three—hour delays. waiting lists for women in england needing treatment for conditions like endometrosis have gone up by 60% during the pandemic. a new report from climate experts is expected to warn that global
warming is so dangerous that we need to take further radical action to stem it. and coming up on the bbc news channel... tiger woods arrives in augusta as he makes a decision on a dramatic return to the masters after nearly losing his right leg in a car crash 1a months ago. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. ukraine's president, volodymyr zelensky, has said he's assembling a team of international judges to investigate alleged war crimes committed by russian soldiers. officials say about 400 bodies have been recovered from areas around the capital kyiv that
were previously occupied by russian troops. images of dead civilians in the streets of bucha, north—west of the capital, have led to international condemnation of russia, including by the prime minister borisjohnson, with the threat of further sanctions. russia says the images have been falsified. 0ur correspondent anna foster has this report from lviv. and our reports on ukraine today do have upsetting material in them. ukrainian fears have now become reality. in towns around the capital kyiv horrific scenes are slowly revealed to the world. destruction and death now inhabit these once quiet streets. places like bucha have been scarred forever. translation:— have been scarred forever. translation: ., ., translation: why are our ordinary civilians in an _ translation: why are our ordinary civilians in an ordinary _ translation: why are our ordinary civilians in an ordinary peaceful- civilians in an ordinary peaceful city tortured to death? how can women be rates and killed in front
of children? how can their corpses be desecrated even after death? why do they crush the bodies of people with tanks? what did the ukrainian city of bucha do to your russia? this man escaped from bucha. he showed me his diary and the few pictures he dared to take. we saw the russian tanks and we understood that one good shot might finish everything. we saw the bodies that were in the cars. the body of a man on a bicycle who didn't hurt anybody. every day, he wrote what he saw and heard. and how he felt, even when he feared death was close. i'm lucky to be alive, he told me. so you thought you would be leaving this behind and these would be your
final words?— finalwords? yes, yeah. i thought that they were — finalwords? yes, yeah. i thought that they were my _ finalwords? yes, yeah. i thought that they were my final _ finalwords? yes, yeah. i thought that they were my final words, i finalwords? yes, yeah. i thought that they were my final words, to i that they were my final words, to leave something that i was feeling in my last minutes. the leave something that i was feeling in my last minutes.— leave something that i was feeling in my last minutes. the last minutes of our in my last minutes. the last minutes of your life? — in my last minutes. the last minutes of your life? yeah. _ in my last minutes. the last minutes of your life? yeah. what _ in my last minutes. the last minutes of your life? yeah. what are - in my last minutes. the last minutes of your life? yeah. what are your. of your life? yeah. what are your feelinus of your life? yeah. what are your feelings towards _ of your life? yeah. what are your feelings towards the _ of your life? yeah. what are your feelings towards the people - of your life? iéit'u what are your feelings towards the people who of your life? iez:i what are your feelings towards the people who did this? translation: lille feelings towards the people who did this? translation:— this? translation: life didn't --reare this? translation: life didn't prepare me — this? translation: life didn't prepare me for— this? translation: life didn't prepare me for this. _ this? translation: life didn't prepare me for this. that's - this? translation: life didn't prepare me for this. that's not| this? translation: life didn't- prepare me for this. that's not what humans should do. even animals have souls, but this is evil. this is something from another world. while ukraine has taken _ something from another world. while ukraine has taken back _ something from another world. while ukraine has taken back many towns around kyiv, other cities are still in the grip of fierce fighting. tens of thousands are still trapped in the southern port city of mariupol. you saw these pictures, you saw the media, and we see the russian army, they are not human. i don't know who
they are not human. i don't know who they are. they are animals, who they are, i don't know. how it's possible to do this, i can't even imagine. the battle for the south and east of ukraine goes on. and while the conflict rages it's hard to know the full extent of the horror that will be left behind. and we can talk anna in lviv now. president zelensky has in fact a visited bucha this morning. tell us more. he visited bucha this morning. tell us more. i, , visited bucha this morning. tell us more. ., , ., i, visited bucha this morning. tell us more. .,, ., i, more. he has. you heard those incredibly _ more. he has. you heard those incredibly powerful— more. he has. you heard those incredibly powerful words - more. he has. you heard those incredibly powerful words that l more. he has. you heard those i incredibly powerful words that he used in his address last night. today he went to that street in bucha, the one that is now so grimly familiar to bucha, the one that is now so grimly familiarto us, bucha, the one that is now so grimly familiar to us, the one where we saw civilian bodies in the street, some with their hands tied behind their backs. and he said once again that ukraine so this as clear evidence of russian war crimes committed here in their country. our bbc colleagues
have visited other areas around there today, a village just outside bucha. my colleague witnessed a shallow grave with four bodies inside and they were told that of these bodies one was the head of the village, her husband and her son with a fourth unidentified at this stage, body. it's hard to know how long they have been there. the fear is that i've russian troops have pulled back and ukrainian troops start to push forward, more of these scenes will be uncovered across ukraine, particularly in areas where we have seen the fiercest fighting is and not many pictures. places like mariupol and kharkiv. amino like mariupol and kharkiv. anna foster, thank _ like mariupol and kharkiv. anna foster, thank you. _ let's go to moscow and talk tojenny hill. what does the kremlin say about these accusations?— what does the kremlin say about these accusations? moscow says the foota . e these accusations? moscow says the footage you — these accusations? moscow says the footage you are _ these accusations? moscow says the footage you are seeing, _ these accusations? moscow says the footage you are seeing, the - these accusations? moscow says the footage you are seeing, the reportsl footage you are seeing, the reports you are hearing and the accounts you are reading are all fake news. this morning a kremlin spokesman said he
categorically rejected accusations of war crimes and said that ukraine in effect had staged them. this is what the ministry of defence had to say about bucha this morning. not a single local residents suffered from any violent actions. instead it said russian troops had been engaged in taking humanitarian aid to settlements in the area. it's not the first time moscow has dismissed as fake news reports of atrocities will stop and think back to the strike on a maternity hospital in mariupol a couple of weeks ago. it is a fairly standard response. moscow has also consistently try to portray ukraine as the aggressor so far despite the fact of course that russia invaded ukraine in the first place. we have seen accusations floating about here this morning saying ukraine has staged all this evidence in order to escalate tensions and disturb peace talks which are due to resume again today in an online format. the foreign ministerfor russia, sergei lavrov,
repeated some of those accusations earlier. moscow has asked the un security council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss what sergei lavrov described as a provocation on the part of ukraine. the security council under the current presidency of britain has refused that request.— current presidency of britain has refused that request. jenny hill, thank you- _ so, global outrage over the images of civilan bodies. france's president macron says there are clear indications russian forces have committed war crimes. how challenging is it to gather evidence and are prosecutions for such alleged crimes likely? here's our correspondent paul adams. and a warning again that this report does contain distressing material. awar a war barely six weeks old, but a landscape already scarred, littered with the wreckage of two armies locked in combat. but there's more. shattered neighbourhoods, lives completely appended. and now stories
of horrors inflicted on civilians. allegations of war crimes. in bucha close to kyiv, satellite images appear to show a mass grave. signs of excavation beginning on march the 10th when russian troops controlled the area. as bucha's remaining civilian population grapples with the scale of what has happened to them, the world is asking, who did this, when and why. talk of atrocities started to leak out via social media within days of russia's invasion. it social media within days of russia's invasion. . , social media within days of russia's invasion. ., , i, ~ social media within days of russia's invasion. ., , i, ,, , , invasion. it has taken us this time to make absolutely _ invasion. it has taken us this time to make absolutely sure - invasion. it has taken us this time to make absolutely sure that - invasion. it has taken us this time to make absolutely sure that we | invasion. it has taken us this time - to make absolutely sure that we know these things happened. and therefore that evidence is much more difficult for russia to refute. $5 that evidence is much more difficult for russia to refute.— for russia to refute. as the fi u htin for russia to refute. as the fighting continues, - for russia to refute. as the - fighting continues, international outrage mounts and with it the growing conviction that what we are seeing needs to be examined and perhaps prosecuted. translation: it is time to do everything possible to make the war crimes of the russian
military the last manifestation of such evil on earth. but military the last manifestation of such evil on earth.— such evil on earth. but what is a war crime? _ such evil on earth. but what is a war crime? after _ such evil on earth. but what is a war crime? after the _ such evil on earth. but what is a war crime? after the second - such evil on earth. but what is a i war crime? after the second world war, germans were found guilty of genocide and other crimes against europe's civilian population. nuremberg, the first tribunal of its kind. 50 years later, europe reeled in horror once more. bosnian muslims, men and boys, soldiers and civilians, caught and executed in cold blood at srebrenica. it took 12 years to capture try and convict the bosnian serb general ratko mladic. at a special tribunal at the hague he was accused of genocide and deliberately targeting civilians. when crimes are committed during war, justice does not come quickly. the fighting has to end, criminals have to be found, handed over. sometimes political leaders are indicted. but in ukraine, the case against russia is starting to build. paul adams,
against russia is starting to build. pauladams, bbc against russia is starting to build. paul adams, bbc news. the prime minister of hungary, viktor orban, has claimed victory in a fourth consecutive general election. his right wing populist party had been challenged by an alliance of six opposition parties. in his victory speech, mr orban criticised brussels bureaucrats and ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky, calling them "opponents". president putin has congratulated mr orban for his win. our correspondent nick thorpe is in budapest for us. can you fill us in? what happened, an enormous _ can you fill us in? what happened, an enormous victory _ can you fill us in? what happened, an enormous victory for _ can you fill us in? what happened, an enormous victory for viktor - an enormous victory for viktor orban. 53%, 35%, an 18% margin of victory. viktor orban's biggest ever election victory. he has been in power in hungary for 16 of the last 32 years. why did it happen? i think there are two real reasons. viktor orban presented a simple but
coherent narrative to the electorate, especially in the countryside because after all he won all the seats, the individual constituencies, in the country bar two, two large cities. the only consolation for the opposition with the 16 seats won here in budapest. what can happen now? on one level viktor orban is very isolated, largely because of his neutrality, shall we say, on the war in ukraine. as we heard just now, president putin congratulated him for that. hungary is not as isolated as it might appear, because of that, in different ways, austria and germany, both countries together with hungary, also support viktor orban's position, that there should be no sanctions, no stop to russian gas and fuel supply. so hungary looking pretty isolated despite this enormous legitimacy but still with some allies on specific issues
across europe. some allies on specific issues across europe-— some allies on specific issues across euroe. ., , ., ,, across europe. nick thorpe, thank ou. here, police have issued fines to some people who went to a leaving do in downing street the night before prince philip's funeral, sources have told the bbc. the gathering on the 16th of april last year was a party forformer number 10 director of communications james slack. borisjohnson wasn't there and has so far not been given a fine. the met�*s investigation of 12 events held across government began in january. our political correspondent ione wells is in westminster for us. tell us about the significance of this. ~ i, tell us about the significance of this. ~ ii i tell us about the significance of this. ~ ii , i, , , , tell us about the significance of this. ii , i, , , , i, this. what this now tells us is that eo - le this. what this now tells us is that people have _ this. what this now tells us is that people have been _ this. what this now tells us is that people have been fined _ this. what this now tells us is that people have been fined for- this. what this now tells us is that people have been fined for that i people have been fined for that event on the eve of prince philip's funeral. i think this is significant for two reasons. first, we need to remember the scale of anger, particularly among some tory mps in response to that specific event and another event that is alleged to have happened in downing street on the eve of prince philip's funeral.
for many mps, the sharp contrast between people drinking in downing street and those stark images of the queen having to mourn her husband on her own the next day. for some mps that was the final straw of that whole affair and different allegations that were coming out at the time. secondly the reason i think this is really significant, this is the first time police have officially confirmed that they have reasonable grounds to believe that laws were broken in number ten itself. we knew previously some fines had been issued for separate events that took place in the cabinet office. the prime minister himself was not at this event and he has not been fined and he has apologised for the two events that are alleged to have happened on the eve of prince philip's funeral. however, he did tell mps at the end of last year that rules in number ten were followed at all times and that has led four questions for the prime minister today about whether he misled mps. jacob rees—mogg today said the prime minister was given
wrong information. i imagine that will form part of the prime minister's defence in coming weeks, that he didn't knowingly mislead parliament. that hasn't stuck with the opposition. labour leader sir keir starmer says he doesn't buy that and he wants the prime minister to come to parliament to explain exactly what he knew about and was told about these events.— told about these events. thank you, lone told about these events. thank you, ione wells- — families hoping to get away for easter are facing travel chaos today as airlines cancelled more than 120 flights and eurotunnel warned of three—hour delays. our correspondent matt graveling is at heathrow. how bad is it? this disruption really focusing _ how bad is it? this disruption really focusing around - how bad is it? this disruption really focusing around three l how bad is it? this disruption - really focusing around three main points. the first of which is the easter getaway, the first school holidays since the start of the holidays since the start of the holiday when people can get away without a travel restriction. demand is high but so are covid infections. lots of staff off sick in an industry, the aviation industry, where we saw a lot of people leave during the pandemic. airports have told us is it's not as bad as the weekend but there are cancellations
was stop easyjet and british airways both cancelling around 60 flights today. elsewhere we know that eurotunnel has seen three delays because of vehicles stuck in a tunnel overnight. we have also been told about long delays at manchester check in, at the check—in desks there. we have been told by the airports they are trying to interview hundreds of people every week to clear these delays but the problem is it takes 6—8 weeks to go from meeting somebody to going through the security checks and actually getting them working here. but we have had some good news for passengers today. an e—mail dropping into our inboxes from heathrow to say that a baggage maintenance engineer strike, which would have had 160 people striking this weekend, has now been postponed. matt graveling, thank you. a new report says some babies can't recognise facial expressions, and toddlers are struggling to socialise, partly due to interacting with people wearing face masks during the pandemic. ofsted inspectors visited 70
early years providers — including pre—schools, nurseries and child—minders — in england at the start of the year. the chief inspector, amanda spielman, says it is clear the lockdowns have left "lingering challenges" for the youngest children. if you're going to a wedding, funeral or places of worship in scotland, you'll no longer need to wear a face covering. you will still have wear to them in shops and on public transport for another fortnight. today's change is part of the scottish government's phased approach for dealing with the virus. a major climate change report from the un out later today will say the world can still avoid the worst impacts of climate change — but it must act now. the report is expected to say we will need to peak emissions within the next couple of years and begin to reduce them very rapidly. our climate editor justin rowlatt is here. what is the report expected to say?
we expect what is in essence a very radical document, its says huge changes will be needed across all of human activities. they are saying everything we do produces carbon dioxide one way or another, therefore we need to change the way we do virtually everything. so think about the way we heat our homes, the way we get around, the food we eat, the way we farm, the way we produce the way we farm, the way we produce the goods we buy, the way we transport those goods, it goes on and on, the way we protect nature, the forest we cut down and the forestry plant, all of this will be in the remit of this report and it will say if we don't begin to grapple this now, it will be too late and we will therefore suffer serious effects of climate change in the form of heat waves, floods, unpredictable storms, species will go extinct. i sound like a prophet of doom, species will go extinct and it will become harder to grow food, there will be parts of the world we can't live in. really catastrophic is the sort of term they are likely to using this. i think what they are trying to do is they are trying to
get the world by the shoulders and shake them and say, listen, this is absently crucial that we get on this now and begin to take serious action on climate change. ﬁnd now and begin to take serious action on climate change.— now and begin to take serious action on climate change. and you think the world, on climate change. and you think the world. everyone _ on climate change. and you think the world, everyone in _ on climate change. and you think the world, everyone in the _ on climate change. and you think the world, everyone in the world - on climate change. and you think the world, everyone in the world is - world, everyone in the world is ready to take this serious action now? i, i ready to take this serious action now? ii i i, , ~ , now? i hate being asked this question. — now? i hate being asked this question, but _ now? i hate being asked this question, but i _ now? i hate being asked this question, but i think - now? i hate being asked this question, but i think there i now? i hate being asked this question, but i think there isj now? i hate being asked this i question, but i think there is a positive way to look at what is happening today, which is the countries of the world have come together and agreed the scientific document from the un, they put their names to it and said, we recognise what you say is the science, it is what you say is the science, it is what we should be doing and they have signed up to that. the question now is will they act on it?— now is will they act on it? thank ou ve now is will they act on it? thank you very much- _ now is will they act on it? thank you very much. justin _ now is will they act on it? thank you very much. justin rowlatt, l now is will they act on it? thank. you very much. justin rowlatt, our climate editor. the time is 13:19. our top story this lunchtime: images of dead civilians in the streets of a town near kyiv have been condemned around the world. ukraine has accused russian troops of a "deliberate massacre". and all the latest from the grammy awards, which took place in las vegas overnight.
coming up on the bbc news channel: the new world number one in women's tennis, iga swiatek, tells us she cried when she heard her predecessor, ash barty, had decided to retire from the game. it's just been announced thatjune brown, who played dot cotton for over 30 years in the the bbc one soap eastenders has died at the age of 95. she became synonmous with the chain—smoking mum of bad boy "nasty" nick cotton, although she had many other roles on stage and screen. june brown once said the only thing she had in common with dot was her christianity. our arts correspondent david sillito looks back at her career. i've got to face facts, with my nerves, i've got to smoke. you silly little man!
god—fearing, chain—smoking, hypochondriac dot cotton. all right, you made your point. it was forjune brown the role of a lifetime. i hope you know that tate has got a bit of a reputation. give us a tea and a glass of water. june brown was 58 when she arrived in eastenders. work had been drying up. but my head feels as though a circular saw�*s going through it. the offer to play dot changed everything. even religious men who collect bibles can only think of the one thing. but they didn't have a lot in common. people ask me if i'm like dot. hello,jim. it's me, dorothy. the only way i am like dot is in my feelings about spirituality, only they are rather advanced for dorothy,
but apart from that, i'm not really like dot at all, i don't think. you want to tell your children what i used to tell my nick... dot was walford born and bred. june grew up in suffolk. she trained at the old vic and appeared in dozens of productions over the years. she also had six children. i love this stage. you see, it's alive. it's had live words spoken and live reactions, everything has been live. i just want to act, you see? i really do. if it's money you're after, you're looking in the wrong place. sorry, ma, for everything i ever put you through. 70 years on stage and screen, more than 30 in eastenders. confess to jesus. dot cotton could easily have just come and gone, but it wasjune brown that turned her into an indispensable part of albert square. june brown, who has
died at the age of 95. and an eastenders spokesperson said, "there are not enough words to describe how muchjune was loved and adored by everyone at eastenders, her loving warmth, wit and great humour will never be forgotten." the governor of the bank of sri lanka has resigned — hours after the country's cabinet quit — as the country's economic crisis worsens. as food and fuel shortages persist in the country, pressure remains on the president, who is still in power. this morning, he invited opposition leaders tojoin him in government. over the weekend, thousands broke an island—wide curfew, risking arrest, as they peacefully protested. hong kong's controversial leader, carrie lam, has announced she won't seek a second term in office. first elected in 2017, ms lam oversaw a turbulent period as chief executive. she sparked months of protests
in 2019, after proposing a law to allow extraditions to mainland china. the mass protests led to china imposing a series of policies to "restore security" and tighten control over hong kong and its residents. police have said that "multiple shooters" were involved in an attack that left six people dead and 12 others wounded in the californian state capital, sacramento. it happened in the early hours of sunday morning, after a large fight broke out in sacramento's downtown area. six people died at the scene. the pandemic caused long waiting lists for nhs treatment, but one speciality has seen the sharpest increases — gynaecology. there are now 60% more women waiting in england than before the pandemic. across the uk, more than half a million women are waiting for help. the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists says "gender bias" is to blame, and that women's
health is "consistently deprioritised and overlooked". this report from our health correspondent, catherine burns. in pain, their lives on hold, more than half a million women across the uk are on waiting lists for gynaecology treatment. the bleeding over time, over that year, got heavier and heavier and the pain got worse and worse. i'm pretty much housebound now, erm, due to the pain. i have another year—and—a—half to go before i can have my hysterectomy. i the biggest impact for me so far has been on my mental health. it's just... it's just got worse. i'm sick of feeling, at 44, like i'm 94. like so many other women, pain is a constant companion for lucy reddin. she has endometriosis, which means tissue — like the lining of the womb — grows in places it shouldn't, including the ovaries. i'll be honest, i've felt suicidal at times with this condition.
the level of pain, you just, just want it to stop. you just want it to go away. for lucy, endometriosis means she's not been able to have children. now, she needs a hysterectomy. she was referred for help in march last year, but is worried she's still got a long wait ahead of her. i can't even put it into words because my life is not my life as it is at the moment. it's cruel. it's cruel to leave somebody waiting there for that long. you wouldn't do that to a dog. there were problems with gynaecology waiting lists before covid. in february 2020, almost 290,000 women in england were on a waiting list. the latest figures bring it closer to 460,000 — an increase of 60%. before the pandemic, 66 women were on the list for more than a year. now, there are almost 25,000. the nhs is dealing with a record backlog of people waiting for care
and the priority is often on patients with conditions that could kill them. the women on these gynaecology waiting lists aren't dying, but their doctors say many of them are barely living. hundreds of thousands of women, young and old, often with conditions that can be extremely painful, impact their fertility and damage their mental health. i believe that women's health and gynaecology has been significantly affected by this because there is an element of gender bias in the system at the moment. the priority that they urgently need is not being given to them. the government is publishing a women's health strategy later this year and ministers accept that health services must listen to women's voices. nhs england says waiting times across the system are more than six weeks down on their peak in the pandemic. the impact of this - condition is devastating, almost soul—destroying. i can't enjoy my life properly and i want it back.
i just continue to just... barely exist. catherine burns, bbc news. american singerjon batiste was the big winner at the grammy awards, — taking home five trophies, including album of the year and best music video. ukraine's president zelensky made a surprise appearance — via a pre—recorded video message — and asked the celebrity audience to "tell the truth about the war" on tv and social media. here's our correspondent sophie long. # come on # 7-7-7 # let's go...# silk sonic kicked off the show with its tribute to �*70s soul and claimed the grammys for song and record of the year for leave the door open. trevor noah was hosting for a second time. we're in vegas, look at this, you know, people are doing shots. i mean, last year, people were doing shots, but it was more moderna
and pfizer. this time, we're back in the mix. there were nods to the controversy at last week's oscars. i'm going to present this award, and i trust that you people - will stay 500 feet away from me. laughter just playing. and the grammys did what the oscars didn't, and gave the ukrainian president the opportunity to make a direct plea for help to the audience. john legend followed with a performance alongside ukrainian musicians, which received a standing ovation. applause 19—year—old disney actress—turned—pop—sensation
olivia rodrigo was given the grammys for best newcomer and best pop vocal album. i want to thank my mom and my dad for being equally as proud of me forwinning a grammy as they were when i learned how to do a back walkover. this is for you guys and because of you guys. thank you. applause the big winner of the night, with five grammys — including best album — was the genre—busting jon batiste. ijust put my head down and i work on the craft every day. i love music. i've been playing since i was a little boy. it's more than entertainment for me, it's a spiritual practice. it was a musical journey that celebrated those that keep music on the road, and whether or not you agree with where the awards went, the grammys were back in all their glory. # are you gonna go my way? sophie long, bbc news, las vegas. # and i've got to know # and i've got to # got to know...# time for a look at the weather.