this is bbc news, i'm maryam moshiri with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. ukrainian fighters inside mariupol�*s azovstal steel plant say 20 civilians have been able to leave — but hundreds are still thought to be trapped inside. in the uk the conservative mp neil parish admits he watched adult content twice in the house of commons. madness, total madness, i'm not going to defend it, i'm not going to defend it, i'm not going to defend what i did, it was absolutely totally wrong. crisis talks in the british virgin islands — after an inquiry calls for a return to direct and one of the most anticipated fights in boxing
history between two female fighters — katie taylor is about to get under way in new york. hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. ukrainian fighters besieged by russian forces inside mariupol�*s azovstal industrial complex say 20 civilians have been able to leave the site. but hundreds of people are still believed to be sheltering inside the plant. it's the first such release since president putin announced he was locking down ukraine's last bastion in the city. speaking in a video post, a commander of the azov battalion — inside the complex — said he hoped the evacuated group would be taken to ukrainian territory.
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however, the uk and united states say the russian advance in the east is days behind schedule. our correspondent in kyiv — ben brown — has more on what ukrainian officials have been saying about this attack in the donbas region. they expect it to get even heavier, that russia will further ratchet up its offensive in the east. and that is certainly what they are doing. they have been raining down artillery, mortars, bombs from the air, onto ukrainian positions in trenches and bunkers on that eastern front. the ukrainians are admitting that they have taken heavy casualties, although they are also saying that they have inflicted what they called "colossal" casualties on the russians. but as far as president
zelensky has said, you know, it goes on, the defence of this country goes on despite that russian onslaught, and he and all the other ukrainian politicians i have been talking to in kyiv are very grateful for the additional help they have been getting from the west in terms of weapons and certainly heavy weapons is what they say they need now in that fight in donbas, in particular long—range artillery, to reply to russian artillery. president macron france saying france is pledging more humanitarian aid and help, the uk is pushing more into eastern europe, united states is going to spend more money potentially on aid to ukraine. this must all be welcomed by ukrainian government. i all be welcomed by ukrainian government.— government. i think it really is. they think— government. i think it really is. they think there - government. i think it really is. they think there has - government. i think it really| is. they think there has been government. i think it really i is. they think there has been a bit of a sea change in the western approach to this. the ukrainians were a bit critical of some western countries has been quite cautious, not wanting to antagonise president
putin but in recent days we had that big meeting in germany under the auspices of the us defence secretary, where some 40 defence secretary, where some a0 countries agreed to better coordinate and to step up military support for this country and very significantly, we had that promise from the american presidentjoe biden of $33 billion worth of aid, economic aid, humanitarian aid, but most importantly right now, given that new russian offensive in the east, military aid, a huge amount of money if thatis aid, a huge amount of money if that is approved by congress, $33 billion, and the ukrainians are very gratefulfor $33 billion, and the ukrainians are very grateful for that. meanwhile in the black sea city of 0desa, — ukrainian officials say the airport has been hit by a russian missile, damaging the runway and rendering it inoperable. 0ur correspondent caroline davies spoke to us from 0desa shortly after the attack happened. earlier this afternoon three loud bangs could be heard across the city. it was so loud we saw several
dogs running away from the direction of the noise. later on we heard from the ukrainian authorities, from the press centre of the southern defence forces that this had been a missile strike that had hit the airport, the international airport here in 0desa, and in response they have said that the runway of 0dsesa airport was damaged, its further use at the current time is impossible. this is the only information we currently have from 0desa at the moment, it has been relatively quiet here throughout the afternoon. it is a week since that missile strike hit several, two residential buildings, one residential building and there was a significant loss of life including the loss of a three—month—old girl, her mother and grandmother along with several others in that building, but since then we have not heard of major strikes happening here in 0desa, but again, the fact that this missile strike has happened on a weekend when people were relaxing and enjoying the sunshine here, just shows that anywhere in ukraine at the moment feels like it could be under threat
at any moment. ukraine has also said russia has stolen hundreds of thousands of tonnes of ukrainian grain. according to the agricultural ministry 1.5 million tonnes of grain is stored in russian—occupied territory. they warn the invasion is a serious threat to international food supply. the blockade of ukraine's black sea coast has meant ukraine monthly grain exports in april dropped to i/8th of the pre—war monthly average. but in the last few days the first shipments of ukrainian grain left to ports of constanta in romania and varna in bulgaria — under new export deals. i spoke to dr peter alexander, senior lecturer in global food security at edinburgh university, and asked how the war in ukraine will impact the food supply chain. the impact is likely to be felt most dramatically in terms of prices rather than any particular shortage of wheat or other commodities, but that does not mean the impact that
we will fuel globally, through commodity prices, isn't going to be extremely damaging. for examle, to be extremely damaging. for example. we — to be extremely damaging. for example, we know that russia is a big exporter of fertiliser and that is a key element of this because it is notjust commodities like wheat, oil and grain, it is the fact that fertiliser is costing more, therefore food globally is costing more. is that going to get worse, do you think? it is get worse, do you think? it is very likely — get worse, do you think? it is very likely to _ get worse, do you think? it is very likely to get _ get worse, do you think? it 3 very likely to get worse, you're quite right. there are reports of there being shortages of food globally, and thatis shortages of food globally, and that is probably overdoing it somewhat. but the consequences are likely more to be felt in terms of prices. so, we are talking abouti million tonnes of wheat that is now in the occupied area, that sounds plausible, so ukraine according to the fao had 10 million tonnes of stored wheat, so that seems consistent. these sound
like huge figures and they are obviously quite big pat on the global markets, they are not huge. so in terms of global consumption of wheat annually it is about 700 million tonnes, so that kind of puts it into proportion. the rest of the world also hold large stocks of staple commodities such as wheat that can buffer the sort of loss of supply from ukraine and russia and ukraine combined, in fact. and russia and ukraine combined, infact. but, as and russia and ukraine combined, in fact. but, as you point out, fertiliser is an important input into agricultural production, as is fuel and pesticides and other things, but particularly fertilisers, it has been increasing dramatically in price. fertiliser is produced using natural gas and we know that the commodity price for that the commodity price for that has been increasing dramatically, and it is very difficult, if wheat is impacted in one region, in the european
breadbasket it is possible for other production to take over, orfor suppliers to come other production to take over, or for suppliers to come from stocks, but whereas if input costs across the globe are impacted that has a more dramatic effect in my opinion on food prices.— dramatic effect in my opinion on food prices. anecdotally in the uk at _ on food prices. anecdotally in the uk at least, _ on food prices. anecdotally in the uk at least, there - on food prices. anecdotally in the uk at least, there is - on food prices. anecdotally in the uk at least, there is a - the uk at least, there is a huge shortage of sunflower oil, cooking oil, and there is some evidence that is happening in other countries. why is that in particular so badly hit, and will be see that easing off as time goes by?— will be see that easing off as time goes by? sunflower oil is particularly. — time goes by? sunflower oil is particularly. a _ time goes by? sunflower oil is particularly, a large _ particularly, a large components percentage of exports come from that region. it is far less critical in a way that i'm thinking about staples such as wheat or maize or rice, because some flyer oil is one of many vegetable oils, so there are readily available
substitutes there, so, yes, there may be a shortage of sunflower oil, but there should not be a shortage of vegetable oil more generally, so i think thatis oil more generally, so i think that is sort of a different situation to some extent. here in the uk — the conservative mp, neil parish, has told the bbc he is resigning his seat, after admitting he watched pornography, twice, in the house of commons. mr parish, the member for tiverton and honiton in devon, has apologised and says it was not his intention to intimidate anyone. two female colleagues claimed they had seen him looking at adult content on his phone, while sitting near them. mr parish says he'd been looking at tractors online, and went onto another website with a similar name. 0ur political correspondent, ben wright, reports. he had wanted to plough on, hoping a parliamentary investigation might yet save his career, but today, neil parish realised he couldn't, admitting to watching pornography twice
while in the house of commons. in the end, i could see that the furore and the damage i was causing my family and my constituency and association was more than worth carrying on. a conservative mp since 2010, mr parish was suspended from the parliamentary party yesterday after being named as the mp at the centre of the allegations. two female tory mps had witnessed the behaviour. apologising to them and his constituents, today the former farmer explained what had happened. funnily enough it was tractors i was looking at and so i did get into another website which had a similar name, and i watched it for a bit, which i shouldn't have done, but my crime, my biggest crime is that on another occasion, i went in a second time. mr parish said he deliberately looked at the material again while waiting to go into a commons voting lobby. the one thing i wasn't doing, and which i will take
to my grave as being true, is i was not actually making sure people could see it. in fact, i was trying to do quite the opposite and i was wrong what i was doing, but this idea that i was there watching it and intimidating women, i mean, i have 12 years in parliament and probably got one of the best reputations ever, or did have. neil parish wasn't a well—known mp, until now. but will be remembered for behaviour that caused shock and outrage across parliament and a very candid resignation interview. i will have to live with this for the rest of my life and i made a huge, terrible mistake and i'm here to tell the world. for parliament's reputation, it has been another rotten week, reviving claims of sexism and misogyny. the allegations were first made at a meeting of tory mps on tuesday. 0pposition parties said it was shocking that the debacle dragged on for several days. conservative mps have been angry too.
neil himself, once he had the whip suspended, moved very swiftly to resign, and undoubtedly that was the right thing for him to do. the thing that disappointed me was that we didn't see the conservative whips act more swiftly when this complaint was first brought to their attention. the normally rock—solid tory seat of tiverton and honiton in devon will now have the drama of a by—election, after scandal abruptly engulfed its outgoing mp. ben wright, bbc news. in the uk, lancashire police say a body has been found in the search for the missing woman, katie kenyon. the mother of two was last seen in burnley more than a week ago. a man has been charged with her murder and will go on trial later this year. from gisburn forest in lancashire, jo makel reports. katie kenyon was last seen getting into a ford transit van
in burnleyjust over a week ago, and was a reported sighting of the pine ridge led officers 20 miles north to focus their search for the mother of two or in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the forest of bowland. now a small part of it is a crime scene. the body of a woman was found here in gisborne for us. in a place that people use for brisk walks and family bike rides, there is sadness. it walks and family bike rides, there is sadness.— there is sadness. it is 'ust shocking. i there is sadness. it is 'ust shocking. it is i there is sadness. it is 'ust shocking. it is so i there is sadness. it is 'ust shocking. it is so out h there is sadness. it isjust shocking. it is so out of. there is sadness. it isjust. shocking. it is so out of the way place, and beautiful surroundings in the middle of nowhere, it isjust surroundings in the middle of nowhere, it is just really sad what has happened. it is nowhere, it isjust really sad what has happened.- what has happened. it is a lace what has happened. it is a place to — what has happened. it is a place to come _ what has happened. it is a place to come and - what has happened. it is a place to come and enjoy i what has happened. it is a - place to come and enjoy nature and the — place to come and enjoy nature and the on _ place to come and enjoy nature and the on your bikes and walk, so it— and the on your bikes and walk, so it is— and the on your bikes and walk, so it is terrible.— so it is terrible. police said they could _ so it is terrible. police said they could not _ so it is terrible. police said they could not confirm - so it is terrible. police said they could not confirm the | they could not confirm the identity of the body but they believe that it is katie, and her family has been believe that it is katie, and herfamily has been informed. the lancashire force says that katie's family are being supported by specially trained
officers and that a postmortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death. forensic officers and specialist search teams that continue to work at the scene. meanwhile, a 50—year—old man, andrew berfield from burnley has appeared in court charged with the murder of katie kenyon. a uk foreign office minister is to hold crisis talks in the british virgin islands, after an inquiry found that the government should take direct control of the territory. it cited corruption and bad governance. the report was published earlier than planned following the arrest of the bvi premier, andrew fahie, in the united states, where he's accused of involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering. nomia iqbal is in the british virgin islands and reports from the capital road town on the island of tortola. the view from the sky is calm, but it belies the crisis that's hit the islands. when you see something happen...
this is its premier, andrew fahiejust over a week ago, celebrating the country's athletes. now he is more than 1000 miles away in a miami jail. he appeared in this court accused of drug trafficking and money—laundering after a huge sting operation involving the us drug enforcement agency. his residency on the islands is empty as he waits a pre—trial detention hearing later this week. undercover agents say mr fahie wanted to take money for a slice of the profits from smuggling the drugs through the islands. it's alleged that he was shown part of his payoff in the back of a private jet. when he was arrested, mr fahie reportedly said, "why am i getting arrested? "i don't have any money or drugs." the us operation comes as a long—awaited uk investigation into alleged corruption on the island is published. that report was published by the governor, appointed by the queen.
the way the territory is run has long been subject of controversy. it is one of the world's leading offshore tax havens. the conclusion of this investigation is damning and recommends that the uk should impose direct rule on the islands. good evening fellow virgin islanders... the governor should take direct control of the territory for two years. that idea has had immediate pushback from the man who is standing in for mr fahie. there are people of their virgin islands who want to see the suspension of the constitution because we support democracy. every country in the world has challenges with governance and we have a very strong and robust programme to reform those challenges and we are confident we can do so without having direct uk rule. there are more than 3500 people who live here, with aspirations of self—determination and achieving modern democracy. it's thrown into doubt. uk ministers will be heading here next week to decide
the future of the islands. nomia iqbal, bbc news, tortola, the british virgin islands. china's state media says dozens of people are thought to be buried in the rubble of a multi—storey building that collapsed on friday in the central city of changsha in hunan province. rescuers pulled five people out of the rubble alive on saturday morning after working through the night to shift debris. the cause of the collapse is still not known. jatinder dhillon reports. it is a race against time. rescue workers crawl through rubble in search of people trapped under a building which housed a hotel, apartments and cinema. the multi—story structure in a densely built street caved in on friday leaving a gaping hole. 700 firefighters and large evacuation diggers have been deployed, along with life
detectors and rescue dogs. at a press conference, the mayor of changsha said that teams are working around the clock. translation: we will make every effort to search for those _ still trapped on the principle of life first, people first. we have a 72—hour window and we will try our best to rescue those still missing. many of the injured have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. but, there is concern that the collapse may have affected the surrounding buildings. rescue teams are now reinforcing them and evacuating people. it is unclear why the structures suddenly caved in, and the building's owner has been detained. building collapses are not uncommon in china due to weak safety and construction standards. the chinese president xijinping has called for the victims to be rescued at all costs, and has asked
for an immediate investigation into the disaster. jetinder dhillon, bbc news. amid the everpresent uncertainty of politics — there'll be do doubt be some relief in washington, as a long—standing and much loved event returns to the political calendar. it is the night when the jokes are on the journalists and fun gets poked at the president, also. i think these are live pictures from the dinner? they are. that is kim kardashian. it is hosted by trevor noah of comedy central. it is the first in—person event for two years,
and the first that has been attended by the president since the 0bama administration. so lots of excitement among the respondents. one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history between two female fighters — katie taylor and amanda serrano is due to start soon. they're top of the bill at the iconic madison square garden — where the undefeated taylor will put her lightweight titles on the line against world champion serrano. ade adedoyin is in new york. excitement continues to build ahead of what is a hugely significant night for the sport. some of the all—time greats have headlined at madison square garden, the likes of muhammad ali, joe frazier, sugar ray robinson, but in the next few hours amanda serrano and katie taylor willjoin the illustrious list of those who have headlined here, but be the first women to do so at this iconic venue and to sell it out. 25,000 people in to watch two of the best pound for pound
fighters go head—to—head in a hugely exciting bout. also significant but lucrative, they will make over $1 million each from tonight they hope that this fight will inspire the next generation of fighters and to further break down barriers in the sport. all the ingredients there for this to be a great night. the italian football coach, carlo ancelotti, has become the first man to lead teams to victory in the five top european leagues. his latest triumph, with real madrid in spain, comes after previous wins in italy, england, germany and france. a a—0 victory over espanyol took them 17 points clear of second—placed sevilla with four games to play. for more than 100 years, scout groups have offered young people across the world the chance to embrace their adventurous side and learn skills for life. and membership is currently booming here in the uk and across the world. helen mulroy has been spending the day with some scouts in england.
we are round the campfire in bedfordshire today and this is because scouting numbers are up, they have risen 16% in the last year here in the uk, the biggest rise, the fastest rise since world war ii. i am joined by the uk deputy commissioner, suejay. scouting very popular notjust in the uk but around the world. you have half a million uk members but 57 million scouts around the world in almost every country. and you are seeing a rise globally. young people want to do these sorts of activities, now, more than ever. with the pandemic, everywhere experienced lockdowns, are we seeing people wanting to get outdoors more because of that? i think so, it is an opportunity to meet people and take part in activities, get out and about and explore the great outdoors and take part in adventures with their friends. that was one of the water rockets going off, they are, mentioning these activities.
i'm just looking to get dexter here. are you able to give this to one of your friends? how long have you been a scout? four years. you are a cub scout, actually. yes. it is all fun, cooking, chores and having a fire. goodness me! i got a bit soaked! what is your favourite badge? i like the science badge, and the hiking badge. why don't you dry off a little bit? as you can see, activities for all and lots to do with the scouts, there are waiting lists here in the uk, with numbers soaring across the globe. in santiago in chile, a partial eclipse could be seen. let's take a look. this partial solar eclipse was seen over the andean mountains. it is the first of two partial solar eclipses in 2022 —
the second will occur on the 25th november. we won't see another total solar eclipse until 2023. hello. well, april as a whole was a very dry month, but in its final day, we actually got a decent dose of rain, particularly in north—western areas of the country. and indeed, on sunday 1st may, we will have some rain elsewhere, but it's going to be quite overcast wherever you are on sunday. and you can see the weather systems streaming in off the atlantic here. that's the low pressure that brought the rain to north—western parts — to northern ireland and western parts of scotland. now it's a weak area of low pressure on sunday, meaning that the rain is starting to fizzle out and, if anything, it is going to be mostly an area of cloud spread across the uk. so this is what it looks like early in the morning, some dribs and drabs of rain around the irish sea and wales.
it's also very mild first thing — 7am, ten degrees in belfast, ten in london, and elsewhere it's typically around seven to nine degrees. so let's pick up on that rain. a soggy morning in parts of wales, damp around the irish sea. very slowly that area of damp weather will spread into the midlands and perhaps other parts of england too, but also in scotland and northern ireland it's actually going to brighten up and this is where the best of the weather is going to be on sunday. in fact, in glasgow, our highest temperature's expected — 17 degrees celsius. compare that to cardiff and plymouth, between 11 and 13 degrees with that damp weather. now, monday is going to be a brighter day. we still have the remnants of that weather system over us, maybe a few showers across parts of england, but quite a chilly day in northern scotland in a northerly wind — seven in lerwick, ten in stornoway. but in the south of the country it's going to be a good deal warmer — 18 degrees, but again, not a sunny day. sunny spells, though, expected. so here's the forecast for the week ahead.
tuesday, wednesday, we have some rain heading towards us. but from around about thursday onwards, high pressure is expected to build across the uk. that means settled weather and also around this area of high pressure, we will have this current of warmer air spreading in all the way from the azores, so the temperatures will start to rise across the uk towards the end of the week. so here's the summary — bank holiday monday, a rather overcast day. in fact, the first half of the week will be fairly changeable with showers possible, but then from thursday onwards, it's turning warmer.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... 20 civilians including women and children have been evacuated from the azovstal steelworks in mariupol, the only part of the southern port city still under ukraine's control. they are the first to leave since president putin ordered the vast industrial area to be sealed off last week. a member of parliament from britain's governing conservative party has announced that he'll resign after admitting to watching pornography on his phone in the house of commons. neil parish described his behaviour as "absolutely wrong" and a "moment of madness". and excitement is building ahead of what is being billed as the biggest ever fight in women's boxing. ireland's undisputed lightweight champion katie taylor will defend her belts against seven—weight world champion amanda serrano