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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. around 100 people have been evacuated from a steelworks in the ukrainian city of mariupol — where civilians and troops have been sheltering for weeks from heavy russian bombardments. the us speaker of the house — nancy pelosi — makes a surprise visit to kyiv and promises american support for ukraine, she says, "until the fight is done". pressure mounts for reform of working practices in the uk's parliament after an mp, neil parish, resigns for watching pornography in the house of commons. 200 migrants are understood to have been intercepted by uk border force officials in the english channel today in what's believed to be the first crossings for 11 days.
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researchers create the most intricate sd model of the female body ever produced, to help provide a better understanding of their anatomy. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. in ukraine, 100 civilians have finally been evacuated from a steel plant in the besieged southern city of mariupol. they've been trapped there for weeks, in increasingly dire conditions, with little food, water or medicine. around 1000 more civilians are still sheltering inside mariupol�*s vast steelworks complex, along with around 2000 ukrainian fighters who are making a desperate last stand in the city that's been almost completely
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destroyed by russian forces. those who've been evacuated have been taken to both russian and ukrainian controlled territory. president zelensky said one group was on its way to zaporizhzhia, whilst russia confirmed many had gone to bezimenne — a village it controls to the east of mariupol. pictures show people who've made it to that site, with some reuniting with family and friends. the russian defence ministry said around 80 people who had arrived in bezimenne are being provided with medical care and supplies. the un and red cross have confirmed they're involved in the evacuation operation — but didn't give further details. 0ur correspondent laura bicker has the latest from zaporizhzhia, where the evacuated civilians are being taken. after 60 days of darkness, they can finally take their first steps in daylight. they've survived weeks of russian shelling by living in bunkers in the besieged city of mariupol. these pictures were taken by the russian defence ministry.
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this was the last refuge for nearly 1,000 civilians desperate to hide from the daily russian bombardment. the azovstal steel plant is one of the biggest in the world. a unit of ukrainian fighters has tried to hold on as the city around them was reduced to rubble. women and children have also used the maze—like tunnels under the plant as a shelter, but they've been cut off from supplies for weeks. these pictures were released by the ukrainian azov fighters. "i want to play in the sunlight," says this little girl. in a makeshift nursery, one toddler is wrapped in a plastic bag instead of a diaper. the deputy commander of the azov fighters pleaded for their release. translation: we want - to guarantee the evacuation not just of civilians, but also our wounded servicemen who require urgent medical attention. refugees from all over the south
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of the country are making their way to the safe city of zaporizhzhia. they've taken any car, any bus they can. it can take many days and sometimes weeks to get here. it's rare that any make it from encircled mariupol. we found one family who'd escaped after six weeks in a bunker. when you finally got out of the bunker, what did you see of your city? what was left of mariupol? translation: it was nonexistent. nine—floor buildings were turned into three and four floor buildings. smaller ones are gone completely. we walked some, hitchhiked some. then we picked up a shopping cart and put our kids in that. so it was easier than carrying them. "glory to ukraine," says three—year—old anhelina. it's now a tense wait to see if more civilians from her city will make it out alive. let's cross to our correspondent
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hugo bachega in dnipro. what more do we know about the alteration to get these people out? this has been an extremely complicated operation and (inaudible) two days after the convoys. we understand (inaudible) people who have managed to leave the steelworks, 100 people, they are expected to reach zaporizhzhia early tomorrow. everybody is waiting for the moment where they will finally be seen at the reception centre set “p be seen at the reception centre set up in zaporizhzhia, not far from dnipro. it is not clear how the rest of the evacuation will unfold but we know tomorrow morning the operation will be expanded to the remaining residents of mariupol now living in a city which has been completely devastated by weeks of fighting.
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this was a last bastion for so many of them? it this was a last bastion for so many of them? . , , ., , of them? it really is the last ockets of them? it really is the last pockets of _ of them? it really is the last pockets of resistance - of them? it really is the last pockets of resistance were l of them? it really is the last - pockets of resistance were ukrainian fighters and many of the relatives have been sheltering for the last few weeks, they are completely surrounded by russian forces so that is why this is a major development because for many days we have been talking about growing concerns about conditions inside the steelworks. food supplies and water supplies are running low so it is really a desperate situation for those people staying there. many have been hiding in underground shelters, bunkers, since the very beginning of russia's invasion which gives us a sense of how urgent it is to remove those people. how urgent it is to remove those --eole. ~ . how urgent it is to remove those neale, . ., ., how urgent it is to remove those --eole. ~ . ., , , people. what of the soldiers still tra ed in people. what of the soldiers still trapped in the — people. what of the soldiers still trapped in the same _ people. what of the soldiers still trapped in the same area, - people. what of the soldiers still trapped in the same area, many| people. what of the soldiers still i trapped in the same area, many of whom are wounded? i believe the russian state these soldiers need to
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surrender but the soldiers are saying we will not do that, we will hold out as long as we can? i think that will be — hold out as long as we can? i think that will be the _ hold out as long as we can? i think that will be the main _ hold out as long as we can? i think that will be the main question - hold out as long as we can? i thinkl that will be the main question going forward after many civilians are evacuated and perhaps the residents of mariupol are evacuated, what will happen to those soldiers in the steelworks? it is believed to thousands of them are still there, they say they will not surrender and “p they say they will not surrender and up until now the russians are denying any kind of negotiation to allow safe passage out of the steelworks. today i met the wife of a soldier who is in the steelworks who told me that the whites of the soldiers are desperate and willing to go there themselves to guarantee the safe release of these soldiers. hugo bachega, good to talk to you, thank you. the situation for the ukrainian troops still trapped in the steelworks
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is becoming increasingly desperate. supplies are runing low and they have a number have injured who are unable to be treated. while concerned for their own situation, the deputy commander of the azov regiment says they hope that more of the civilians will be able to ta ken to safety. translation: there are more civilians at the plant. _ they hope that the first group will reach safety. there are also still wounded at the plant, as well. they have not been evacuated yet, but we hope they are going to be taken away from here. their condition is serious. they need proper medical treatment, proper nutrition, to recover. unfortunately, we do not have sufficient medication or an ability to conduct surgeries, since a large amount of medical supplies and tools are buried under the rubble. nancy pelosi, the speaker of the us house of representatives, has made a surprise visit for talks with ukraine's president, volodymyr zelensky. she said the united states would stand with ukraine, until the "fight is done" — and said congress would move quickly
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to deliver 33 billion dollars worth of aid, proposed by president biden. my colleague ben brown reports from kyiv. nancy pelosi is the latest high profile international political figure to come to kyiv and offer president zelensky moral support. and he's getting much more than that from the united states, some $33 billion worth of economic, humanitarian and military assistance promised by president biden. speaking in poland after nancy pelosi had left ukraine, she said ukraine is fighting for everyone's freedom. do not be bullied by bullies. if they're making threats, you cannot back down. that's my view of it, that we're there for the fight. and you cannot fold to a bully.
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russia is now stepping up its offensive on the eastern front in donbas, raining down rockets, artillery and tank fire on ukrainian trenches and bunkers. after two months on the front line, these ukrainian troops from the 81st brigade are now pulling back for a short rest, a break from the relentless russian onslaught that has killed and injured many of their colleagues. a combat doctor treats some of the troops for trench foot because they haven't been able to change soaking wet boots and socks. translation: this is a good opportunity for the boys - to rest and to return to the fight with new energy, to recover physically, morally and psychologically. but before too long, his men will be heading back to the front line, perhaps to face an even more ferocious russian attack. this war, which president putin had hoped would only last for a few days, could now rage on for months
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or even years to come, consuming more lives with every passing day. here in the uk the speaker of the house of commons, sir lindsay hoyle, has called for a radical review of working practices, following a series of sexual misconduct and bullying claims against politicians. yesterday, the conservative mp neil parish resigned after admitting he'd watched pornographic material on his phone in the commons chamber. the business secretary, kwasi kwarteng, has denied a culture of misogyny exists at westminster. 0ur political correspondent, ben wright reports. sexism and misogyny. sexual misconduct. there are some bad apples
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who are out of order, who behave like animals and are bringing parliament into disrepute. it's been a grim week for parliament, with mps agreeing this place needs to change. yesterday, the tory mp neil parish quit after admitting to watching pornography on his phone in the house of commons. that followed the backlash to an article about labour's deputy leader, angela rayner. there was cross—party outrage at a story saying she crossed and uncrossed her legs to distract borisjohnson. today, a tory source claimed that after investigating the matter, miss rayner had originally made the comments herself. labour called that a vile, sexist smear. cabinet ministers have been telling of their experiences, too. 0ne describing how she was once pinned to a wall by a male mp. it's all put a spotlight on the culture of the commons. i think we've got to distinguish between some bad apples, people who behave badly, and the general environment. it's very similar to when people say, "oh, well, there are a number of racist people in this country so that means the whole country is racist. " that doesn't follow. parliament has always been a strange place to work, with late nights, long hours, powerful people and boozy bars. last week at westminster, we were voting at midnight
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and many of us had been there, there was a gap in the day and many of us had been to events which had alcohol at and the bars are obviously open. the speaker of the commons says there now needs to be an urgent review into how westminster works, and is calling for the type of inquiry last used in 2008 to look into it. i think wants to pull parties together to see what else can be done. i'm very happy to participate in that, because we can't go on with these allegations coming out over and over again. 0ther opposition parties have also said they will take part. we need to show to women and girls, if you come into politics it's going to be an environment where you feel safe, you will feel respected. it's been really difficult to get women to come forward - and stand for election - because there is a sense that i politics and public life is not. a safe space for women any more. so the question is, what can be done to change the culture here? today, the commons speaker, sir lindsay hoyle, said he was considering putting an outside body in charge of employing parliamentary aides.
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but some mps doubt that will make any difference to tackling the problems of sexism, misogyny and bullying that have damaged parliament's reputation once again. changing working structures could be easier, though, than improving standards at westminster. ben wright, bbc news. several groups of migrants have been brought to dover by the uk border force. it's the first time there've been crossings for 11 days — and the first since the announcement that asylum seekers may be sent to rwanda. the government won't reveal how many people arrived today, until tomorrow morning — but eyewitnesses believe it's more than 200. 0ur correspondent simonjones has been giving us the latest from dover. it has certainly been a very busy day in dover and the channel for the border force. i understand the first boat was brought to shore at around 1am and we have seen a steady stream of other boats being bought to dover throughout the course of today and into this evening.
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it gives you an idea of how busy it has actually been. we are likely to get confirmation of the figures from the ministry of defence tomorrow morning, but believed to be 200 plus people. and significant today, because these are the first crossings we have seen for 11 days, which had led some politicians and commentators to suggest that the government's plan to send some asylum seekers arriving across the channel some 4000 miles away from here to rwanda was already having a deterrent effect. news of the plan is spreading in the makeshift camps in calais but the reality is the big thing causing this lack of crossings has been the weather. it has been really choppy in the channel for the past few days, a strong wind blowing in the wrong direction, these crossings are very dependent on the weather.
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today the sea has been very calm and as a result we have seen a large number of people arriving. we have acknowledgement of that from the home office and the ministry of defence today, who told us that the government policies coming in will not necessarily have an immediate effect overnight but they are both convinced these policies are the right thing to do to try to stop illegal crossings. sport and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's chetan. thanks forjoining us, we begin with football. everton have beaten chelsea to boost their hopes of premier league survival after a priceless win over chelsea at goodison park. everton�*s enterprise was eventually rewarded a minute after the break when richarlison scored his ninth goal of the season. the victory was vital for frank lampard against his former side. it reduces the gap to leeds and burnley to two points, and everton have a game in hand over their relegation rivals.
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it is what it is, it is an incredible experience for me. i was fortunate _ incredible experience for me. i was fortunate to — incredible experience for me. i was fortunate to work in the upper reaches — fortunate to work in the upper reaches of the championship as a manager, — reaches of the championship as a manager, in the champions league, now the _ manager, in the champions league, now the situation is a big deal to me _ now the situation is a big deal to me i_ now the situation is a big deal to me i want — now the situation is a big deal to me. i want to give my best to help this club_ me. i want to give my best to help this club stay in this premier league. _ this club stay in this premier league, this was a huge game for us and when _ league, this was a huge game for us and when you saw the fans turning up like they— and when you saw the fans turning up like they did, they were man of the match _ arsenal reclaimed fourth spot with a 2—1victory at west ham. mikel arteta's side knew only a win would lift them back into the champions league places after tottenham beat leicester 3—1 earlier, and arsenal responded by grinding out a vital three points at london stadium. you had to find a way to win, and today we won. we have to recognise the way we have done it, we showed an incredible spirit because we could not play the game we wanted to play, then we have to find another way to play, probably that they
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would prefer. we adapted and it is important to win again. ronnie 0'sullivan leadsjudd trump 9—4 at the world snooker championships in sheffield. they're into the second session session in sheffield. first to 18 will win the trophy. world number one 0'sullivan given a formal warning by referee 0livier marteel for a gesture made in the final frame of the afternoon session, after he had snookered himself — trump went on to win the frame, but also appeared to be annoyed at the interruption in play. the biggest fight in the history of women's boxing lived up to expectations as ireland's katie taylor beat amanda serrano at new york's madison square garden to retain her undisputed lightweight title. ade adedoyin reports katie taylor retaining her world titles after a battling and bruising encounter. a career—defining performance and a defining night for the sport. serrano, all smiles on the way to the ring. taylor, calm and composed. but it didn't take long for things to heat up. both found the target early. then taylor decided to fight fire
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with fire in the fifth, and almost paid the price. the champion showing incredible reserves of courage to survive over the next two rounds. but in a fight of fluctuating fortunes, she rallied in the late rounds. the final few seconds of the bout, an incredible feat. a brilliant finish to a brilliant contest. a performance from both fighters that more than lived up to the occasion. this was billed as the biggest bout in women's boxing. and what a way to write their names in the history of this iconic venue. it was absolutely a special, special moment. the best night of my career, for sure. i wasn't sure if anything could reach my olympic gold medal moment, but tonight was absolutely the best moment of my career. it was an amazing feeling, two women, — it was an amazing feeling, two women, a _ it was an amazing feeling, two women, a main event at a sold—out
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msg _ women, a main event at a sold—out msg two _ women, a main event at a sold—out msg. two champions giving their all, the crowd _ msg. two champions giving their all, the crowd was truly amazing. the fight lived up to the hype and there is already a clamourfor a rematch, possibly in ireland. this blockbuster bout the perfect showcase for the rise of women's boxing. ade adedoyin, bbc news, new york. what an incredible night. back to you, that is all the sports for now. lancashire police have confirmed that a body found in the forest of bowland on friday is that of 33—year—old katie kenyon. a post—mortem examination has determined that the mother—of—two died of head injuries. 50—year—old andrew burfield, from burnley, has been charged with ms kenyon's murder. in sri lanka thousands of opposition supporters have taken part in may day demonstrations against the inability of the government to prevent an economic collapse. the rally in the capital, colombo, was the culmination
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of a week—long march that's highlighted the failure of president gota baya rajapa ksa's policies. 0ur south asia regional editor anbarasan ethirajan reports from colombo. sri lanka's worst financial crisis in decades has now become a political crisis. this is an opposition rally in colombo. they are demanding the government resign because of their failure to bring down the cost of essential items. people are paying more money now than ever for items like rice, milk powder and even cooking gas cylinders, and that's what has brought thousands of people to the streets. i'm now with sri lanka's main opposition leader, sajith premadasa. he is leading a protest and it is against the government, asking the government to resign if they are not able to bring down the cost of essential items. the country is going through political turmoil now and here is mr premadasa. tell me, what are you demanding
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from the government? what is your demand? the present government has led to our country into total ba nkru ptcy. there is abject poverty in all sectors of society. this government is an incompetent government. but there is a political stalemate and parliament is going to come up, meet again next week. what is the opposition? are you going to bring in a no—confidence motion? you have to understand, this government came into being with a 6.9 million mandate to the president. 6.8 million mandate and a huge majority in parliament. so within two years, two to two and a half years, they have completely messed up the whole thing. so we are not willing to work with the corrupt majority in parliament. we are only willing to work as long as we receive the people's mandate.
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in france, police in paris have fired tear gas at demonstrators during a rally to mark international workers day. some protesters ranscaked a fast food restaurant and a real estate agency smashing windows and setting fire to rubbish bins. hundreds of peaceful rallies were organsied across the country to demand social justice and salary increases. thousands of people are calling on the newly re—elected president emmanuel macron to drop his plan to raise the retirement age. it's hard to believe, but really detailed models of the female body are hard to come by for medical students, who've historically relied on images of the male body in the teaching of anatomy. well, now the most intricate 3d model of the female body has been produced — and it's hoped the software will help enhance understanding, and perhaps even improve diagnosis of health problems. 0ur medical editor, fergus walsh, has that story. the female anatomy in all its minute and precise detail.
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something that's been largely missing from medical textbooks and teaching over the centuries. just this angle here, in females is much wider than we would see in males... at brighton and sussex medical school, first—year students have been taught using this new 3d female anatomy tool. next we are going to add on the breast tissue... the male body has been the default reference image for medical textbooks. several studies suggest women are more likely to be misdiagnosed than men for a range of conditions. previously, the teaching of anatomy has always been based on the male form and then the differences in females added on as an almost strange kind of adjunct. so it wasn't providing that really accurate information at students' fingertips, which they need, not only when they are learning but when they're doctors in practice. these students have yet to study
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on actual patients, but the hope is, by having both female and male anatomies in exquisite detail, it'll help prepare them for medicine in the real world. it makes a huge difference because women aren'tjust the sort of small men that medical textbooks usually make them out to be. we can see the full differences. rather than just putting some anatomical aspects of a female onto a male pelvis, we can see an actual female pelvis and the acute differences. it's a far cry from anatomical images of centuries past, which often relied on dissected bodies of male criminals. and it's much wider in females than it is in males... the developers say the female 3d anatomy is the most detailed ever produced, and is already being used in over 350 universities. fergus walsh, bbc news, brighton. the prince of wales has urged people to protect
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the nation's ancient trees, in honour of the queen's platinum jubilee. the initiative, called the queen's green canopy, has identified 70 areas across the uk, where woodlands need protection. some are 1,000 years old. you're watching bbc news. we'll take a look at tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — lukwesa will be with our guests tonight, who are entertainmentjournalist caroline frost and political commentator tony grew. don't miss it. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz shafernacker. good evening. for most of us, it was a cloudy day today with outbreaks of rain here and there. best of the sunshine actually in scotland and northern ireland. how about the next two or three days? the mixed bag is expected to continue. sunny spells and scattered showers. now, the rain we've had in the last day and a half swept
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from the northwest into more western and southern areas of the uk. so, it has actually been a relatively wet end to the month and start to may. but through the early hours of monday morning, we will see that weather front fading in the english channel and it leaves a legacy of cloud, damp weather, drizzle, mist and murk in places and relatively mild conditions between six and eight degrees first thing in the morning. so here's bank holiday monday. you'll notice the breeze, the northerly breeze across scotland. so, it will be a fairly chilly day here, but some sunny spells. there will be sunny spells elsewhere. i think generally it will be a brighter day for most of us on monday. but showers are expected to break out across parts of southern scotland, england, perhaps wales, as well. so here's the weather map on tuesday and notice weather fronts close by, but generally speaking, high pressure over us. but the winds are very light and there's a lot of cloud stuck within this area of high pressure.
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so, don't expect an awful lot of sunshine, i think, on tuesday, if anything, we could even see some showers brewing during the course of the day across parts of wales and southern england and fairly chilly on the north sea coast. cold, in fact, only nine degrees in newcastle. here's mid—week, wednesday and showers expected once again across parts of england and wales. best of the brightness, probably eastern parts of scotland. here, temperatures getting up to around 15 degrees celsius. we'll lose that northerly breeze. so it won't be quite so cold in newcastle come wednesday. and then from thursday it is all change because this azores high is expected to build and it's called an azores high because it pretty much stretches from the azores here and around this area of high pressure, we will see this current of warmer air streaming in our direction. so, that means that from thursday onwards, the temperatures are expected to pick up. in fact, in london, up to 21 degrees celsius. middle to high teens elsewhere in the uk. bye— bye.
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hello this is bbc news. the headlines: around 100 people have been evacuated from a steel works in the ukrainian city of mariupol — where civilians and troops have been sheltering for weeks from heavy russian bombardments. the us speaker of the house — nancy pelosi — makes a surprise visit to kyiv — and promises american support for ukraine — she says, "until the fight is done". pressure mounts for reform of working practices in the uk's parliament — after an mp, neil parish, resigns for watching pornography in the house of commons. 200 migrants are understood to have been intercepted by uk border force officials in the english channel today — in what's believed to be the first crossings for 11 days. researchers create the most intricate 3d model of the female body ever produced — to help provide a better understanding of their anatomy.


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