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hello there — a very warm welcome to bbc news. i'm mark lobel with the latest headlines for viewers here in the uk and around the world. the ukrainian city of zaporizhzhia prepares to receive dozens of civilians evacuated from a besieged steelworks in the port of mariupol. we report from the front line in ukraine where russian troops are steadily advancing. the? are steadily advancing. they are steadily advancing. they are pushing _ are steadily advancing. they are pushing into _ are steadily advancing. they are pushing into this - are steadily advancing. they are pushing into this town i are steadily advancing. they are pushing into this town and several— are pushing into this town and several others in the don base, there _ several others in the don base, there is— several others in the don base, there is still no sign that russian _ there is still no sign that russian forces aren't going to knock— russian forces aren't going to knock out _ russian forces aren't going to knock out some kind of knockout blow _ tens of thousands march in may day protests across france against plans
by president macron to raise the retirement age. and new zealand re—opens its borders to international tourists for the first time in more than two years. asa as a new day begins in ukraine there is new hope they can be evacuees from the city of mariupol after on the steelworks were bought to safety in the weekend. it is thought 80 to 100 people were rescued by the un and red cross aid agencies, some getting theirfirst glimpses of their first glimpses of daylight after weeks spent in tunnels deep in the industrial complex. the ukraine military says one more round of
evacuations are needed to get civilians out of a steel mill. while hopes remained for them there are growing fears for other parts of ukraine, having witnessed the horrors of mariupol and surrounded by russian forces, one of those towns is macro to from where one of our correspondence sent this report. —— lysychansk. we are following a medic pointing out he is taking us close to the front lines to hidden base when his teams scoop up casualties.- scoop up casualties. several da s, scoop up casualties. several days. blood. _ scoop up casualties. several days, blood, blood, - scoop up casualties. several days, blood, blood, blood. l scoop up casualties. several i days, blood, blood, blood. the russians are _ days, blood, blood, blood. the russians are making a big push?
the fighting is getting worse now? ~ ., ., ., now? more extreme, more danger. the army had — now? more extreme, more danger. the army had taken _ now? more extreme, more danger. the army had taken over _ now? more extreme, more danger. the army had taken over the - the army had taken over the local hospital, a soldier brought by ambulance. his injuries are severe says the medic, there is not much hope for him. upstairs a sombre silence on the wards. can see here the impact of this intense russian bombardment, we are still hearing outside here, room after room of young men with concussion. faces dazed and haunted. i with concussion. faces dazed and haunted.— with concussion. faces dazed and haunted. i have got three ounu and haunted. i have got three young children, _ and haunted. i have got three young children, he _ and haunted. i have got three young children, he says, - and haunted. i have got three young children, he says, i- and haunted. i have got three l young children, he says, i wish the shelling would just stop, we have all watched our brothers die in front of us. so what do this town torments tell us about the wider war in
eastern ukraine? there are signs russian troops are being more methodical and perhaps more methodical and perhaps more effective in their offensive in this region. they are pushing forward into this town and others in the don base, but there that the criminal forces are about to deliver some kind of knockout blow. even here, a few civilians cling on. these parents so they can't afford to flee. a nine—year—old marcia trying to take it in her stride. the sound of the bombs? no, no. ., ., ., stride. the sound of the bombs? no. n0-_ she no, no. you are not scared? she sa si no, no. you are not scared? she says i am — no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a _ no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a girl— no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a girl and _ no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a girl and i _ no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a girl and i am - no, no. you are not scared? she says i am a girl and i am not- says i am a girl and i am not scared. ., i. says i am a girl and i am not scared. ., scared. good for you. those left behind _
scared. good for you. those left behind who _ scared. good for you. those left behind who have - scared. good for you. those left behind who have moved underground, inevitably. this purple i wait for four good news from the radio. they are disagreeing. she wants to go but has no means of getting out. the husband wants to stay. thank you. have you seen what's happened here? i don't know if we will survive this. voicing the fear that now hangs over this whole region. andrew harding, bbc news, lysychansk. we can now speak to peter zalmayev who's director of the eurasia democracy initiative. he joins us from kyiv. it is an intense bombardment, but it doesn't look a 1—way
battle, do we expect a drawn out affair in the east? indie battle, do we expect a drawn out affair in the east? we see increasing _ out affair in the east? we see increasing desperation - out affair in the east? we see increasing desperation in - out affair in the east? we see increasing desperation in the | increasing desperation in the west to deliver it, it is. parade takes place the russian foreign minister has said don't expect such announcements, because russia is not having any victory, this is a slog. it is going to be more of a slog for the russians now that ukraine is going to be getting western weaponry, in the weeks to come, or is a sign of russian desperation, their highest ranked uniformed officer, was seen outside of
north—eastern ukraine, yesterday, he has left since then, there are reports he may have been wounded. this shows you, what a dent russian generals feel so far, they have been pushed to the front lines to boost the russian's soldiers morale because it is very low, the speaks of increasing russian frustration at lack of progress. russian frustration at lack of pragma— russian frustration at lack of rouress. . progress. may the ninth much speculation — progress. may the ninth much speculation there _ progress. may the ninth much speculation there will - progress. may the ninth much speculation there will be - progress. may the ninth much speculation there will be a - speculation there will be a step change, but the war could continue right through it. we have seen evacuation in in terms of that city is the writing on the four ukrainian forces now? it writing on the four ukrainian forces now?— forces now? it ain't over till it's over _ forces now? it ain't over till it's over as _ forces now? it ain't over till it's over as the _ forces now? it ain't over till it's over as the famous - it's over as the famous american baseball player said. the fighters are still fighting, the defenders of the azovstal steel plant, they are
still hold up, they remained there, the russians have not been able to dislodge them for six or more weeks. i don't think they are willing or thinking about giving up, the russians will not probably take them alive, it is a do or die situation for them. i would say likely mariupol will eventually come into russia's control, and find a way to resupply.- find a way to resupply. they are also attacking _ find a way to resupply. they are also attacking edessa i are also attacking edessa still, is the self very much part of russian plans at the moment, extending along that border. , . . ~ moment, extending along that border. , , ., border. they lack forces to take odesa, _ border. they lack forces to take odesa, they - border. they lack forces to take odesa, they are - border. they lack forces to | take odesa, they are trying border. they lack forces to . take odesa, they are trying to take 0desa, they are trying to stay put in kherson, they are considering holding sham referendums in kherson. they have just introduced rubel as the main currency there and taken down internet services, they are trying to control the low of information, they are
imposing is russian television propaganda. they have another day coming and it will be serious gorilla movements in that area. absolutely, they want to link kherson to crimea, try to in this that region the way they have done with don next and luhansk, and then try to continue next elsewhere in ukraine. ﬁx. to continue next elsewhere in ukraine. �* ., ., ., ., ukraine. a lot of attacks and uncertainty _ ukraine. a lot of attacks and uncertainty in _ ukraine. a lot of attacks and uncertainty in that _ ukraine. a lot of attacks and uncertainty in that area. - ukraine. a lot of attacks and l uncertainty in that area. thank you so much forjoining us. tens of thousands of people have marched in france for may day protests, challenging president emmanuel macron's agenda ahead of the june parliamentary elections. mr macron had said he would unite france after winning a second term. the bbc�*s nazanine moshiri reports. some may have given president emmanuel macron a second term, but these tens of thousands of protesters are not letting him off the hook yet.
translation: macron has been re-elected but he was _ re—elected to stop the far right. yes, but not for his programme, and so today i think it's important to show macron and the rest of the political world that we are ready to protest to defend our social rights, defend what we stand for. may day marches returned to france, with officials counting more than 116,000 people in attendance, largely made up of trade unionists, climate campaigners and left—leaning parties. and while they started peaceful... shouting ..some turned violent, with storefronts like this in mcdonald's left in tatters, and police firing tear gas on protesters, arresting 5a in the capital. their main grievances, salaries, as well as plans to raise the retirement age from 62. and there's is a lot riding on this for the president.
he may have won a new 5—year term after beating his far—right challenger marine le pen, but parliamentary elections are fast approaching and his opponents aren't done fighting. translation: we have never been in a better position _ for parliamentary elections at this time. why? because you know it. everywhere i go and everywhere my comrades go, they hear it's a third round soon, we'll be there. president macron has insisted his second term will be different. gone is his top—down leadership style. he's in listening mode now. but these voters are making it clear that they will hold him to his promise. nazanine moshiri, bbc news. the first international tourists for more than two years have arrived in new zealand after the country removed coronavirus measures and opened its borders. people from more than 60 countries can now travel to the country. it follows one of the world's
strictest covid lockdowns. i'm joined now by the bbc�*s simon atkinson who is at auckland airport. you were greeted with a warm welcome. what's the mood there? i was moved from the airport to the city itself to get a sense of the new zealand these peer are arriving into. it certainly was a very vibrant occasion, some traditional musical performance for the people coming in on those flights from places like los angeles, for the last couple of weeks passengers from australia have been allowed into new eland, without needing to quarantine, that has now been expanded to 60 countries, and for many people the first chance to see family, friends, partners in relative haven't seen for up to years there were strong emotions as we found out this morning. i originally applied for a working holiday visa in february 2020, and i'm finally here. we missed his brother's wedding
as well because of covid, - we couldn't come, so it was, like, it was very hard, - it is very good to be back — i'm sorry. i i'm getting old and family has become very, very important, so, tremendous. this is three generations here. i have had a couple of friends and family going on their first trip, and everyone is really excited to see old friends and old family, sol think it's awesome. nice to see that new zealanders are welcoming people in, not to afraid people coming into their country. it was one of the strictest lockdowns, border sealed and case numbers evaporated. then there was this hotel quarantine lottery which one opposition figure called state—sponsored cruelty. de jacinda ardern who started popular then become less popular then become less popular have a good lockdown or not? ., ., ., ~' popular have a good lockdown or not? ., ., ., 4' ., not? you look at the statistics, _ not? you look at the statistics, new - not? you look at the i statistics, new zealand not? you look at the - statistics, new zealand had an excellent lockdown pretty much
recently there have been no cases, now with the army crime., cases did pick up, there have been deaths, for a long time deaths were rare for new zealand but now several people dying a day and 700 died with the virus due to the pandemic, tiny compared to many parts of the world. i spoke to the tourism minister this morning, and he said when you look at back this history will show new zealand was right to be so strict with its borders to keep enclosed for as long it has. sure there has been a big economic payback and cost a lot of tourists, they struggle to get lieber for key industries such as agriculture but they have always had this policy putting people before the economy and new zealand and most new zealanders, most of the ones i have met on this trip seem to think that is the right approach. jacinda ardern has to go up for re—election next year, her popularity has
waned slightly, we will see if that translates at the ballot box. . ., ., , that translates at the ballot box. .., ., , , box. the economy strengthened at the beginning _ box. the economy strengthened at the beginning of— box. the economy strengthened at the beginning of the - at the beginning of the epidemic then a mixed picture, as you say. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: back with a bang — the unusual thai festival that's making an explosive return. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa. after six years of construction and numerous delays, the channel tunnel has been formally opened by the queen and former president mitterand. the tunnel is still not ready for passenger and freight services to begin. for centuries, christianity and islam struggled for supremacy. now, the pope's visit symbolises their willingness to coexist.
roger bannister becamel the first man in the world to run a mile in- underfour minutes. memories of victory, as the ve celebrations reach their climax. this night is dedicated to everyone who believes in our future of peace and freedom. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the ukrainian city of zaporizhzhia is preparing to receive dozens of evacuated civilians who've been trapped for weeks in a steelworks in mariupol. tens of thousands take part in may day protests across france against plans by president macron to raise the retirement age.
it's estimated thousands of africans were among more than five million refugees fleeing the russian invasion of ukraine. as they tried to escape, many were treated as second—class citizens. reports of discrimination at ukraine's western borders were widespread. bbc africa eye tells their stories. africans caught up in the horror of the war in ukraine. this is not our wall, it is not our fight. this is not our wall, it is not ourfight. we this is not our wall, it is not our fight. we want to go. ourfight. we want to go. —— war. our fight. we want to go. -- war. �* , , our fight. we want to go. -- war. . , , ., , ., war. as they fled many have been treated _ war. as they fled many have been treated as _ war. as they fled many have l been treated as second-class been treated as second—class citizens. we are not allowed inside the gates. this nigerian medical student was based in west ukraine. 0n medical student was based in west ukraine. on her way to the polish border she said she was
stopped from body above i was begging. the stopped from body above i was beninu. .., stopped from body above i was beninu. .. ., , begging. the official literally looked in my _ begging. the official literally looked in my and _ begging. the official literally looked in my and said, - begging. the official literally looked in my and said, onlyl looked in my and said, only ukrainians, that is all. if you are black, you should want. another nigerian was this doctor, a surgeon and university lecturer who lived in ukraine for almost 1a years. when he arrived at the ukraine border with poland, they were pushed to the back of the queue. the temperature was freezing and there was no shelter. ~ ,., , ., , shelter. when some people allowed to _ shelter. when some people allowed to complain, - shelter. when some people allowed to complain, they l shelter. when some people i allowed to complain, they said we are allowing only women and children to pass. we said there are black women and children here. we were the last people, over 18 hours. it was deeply inhumane. i over 18 hours. it was deeply inhumane-— over 18 hours. it was deeply inhumane. ., ., inhumane. i needed to go there and talk to _ inhumane. i needed to go there and talk to these _ inhumane. i needed to go there and talk to these people - and talk to these people myself. touch flesh with them
and make sure their stories, their— and make sure their stories, their voices were heard as well _ their voices were heard as well. �* , their voices were heard as well. r�* ,, their voices were heard as well. �*w well. as africans across the border, well. as africans across the border. we _ well. as africans across the border, we were _ well. as africans across the border, we were there - well. as africans across the border, we were there to i well. as africans across the . border, we were there to meet them. even though they reached poland, there was still an ease. translation: i poland, there was still an ease. translation: i still do not feel safe. _ ease. translation: i still do not feel safe. when _ ease. translation: i still do not feel safe. when i - ease. translation: i still do not feel safe. when i walked l not feel safe. when i walked past, i see people staring. i know they could do something, they could attack me or something. i they could attack me or something.— they could attack me or somethina. ., , ,., something. i was reporting alongside _ something. i was reporting alongside my _ something. i was reporting alongside my cameramen. | something. i was reporting i alongside my cameramen. we sensed this feeling of racism in poland as well. we were turned away from two restaurants for no reasons. and were confronted by two groups of polish men who demanded to see our bbc idea. because of this uncomfortable experience i had, somebodyjudging me for my skin colour, it made me understand what these people trying to cross from ukraine were telling me. for them to
say it was always on the ukrainian side, ijust cannot imagine. racist treatment at the border has been acknowledged but not all africans encountered racism as they escaped the conflict. this family were much moved by the reception they got as they crossed into hungary. love was shown at the — crossed into hungary. love was shown at the borders. - crossed into hungary. love was shown at the borders. little i shown at the borders. little things but they made you feel like crying. things but they made you feel like crying-— like crying. the ukrainian government _ like crying. the ukrainian government said - like crying. the ukrainian government said africans like crying. the ukrainian - government said africans should be offered equal opportunities to return home and has promised to return home and has promised to spare no effort to solve the problem. let's get some of the day's other news: let's get a full round—up of all the sports news now. hello i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news where we start with football and everton have given themselves a chance of avoiding relegation after a 1—0 win over chelsea at goodison park. richarlison scored the only goal of the game, just after half time, handing
frank lampard's side the points against his former club, as they look to extend a 68—year stay in the top flight. it doesn't matter who you. i have been through a lot in foot while but the players understand what this club means to people and i know they are good lads. sometimes a little pride, a little reminder is a good thing and then they produce an outstanding display against a very good team. tottenham were 3—1 winners over leicester city which moved them into the top four temporarily. son heung min with two and harry kane the other after having not scored in his last five spurs games. spurs were temporarily there because arsenal, thanks to a gabriel winner after the break, took all three points in a 2—1 victory at west ham. the gunners are two points ahead of their north london rivals with four matches left to play. manchester united are at home to brentford in the premier league later — their second game at old trafford in the space of four days. the red devils sit sixth
on the table, with europaleague football their best chance of being in europe next season. victory over brentford would take them six points clear of seventh placed west ham, having played a game more while a win for the bees could take them up to 10th. emma raducanu is through to the third round of the madrid 0pen, after a straight sets win over ukrainian teenager, marta kostyuk. the 19—year—old us open champion won 6—2 6—1 to reach the last—16 of a wta 1000 tournament for the first time. raducanu who's playing in her first clay court season, advances to the third round to face another ukrainian, anhelina kalinina. the men's tournament got underway on sunday with the big names entering the fray later on monday. five—time winner rafael nadal returns from injury having not played since losing the indian wells final in march, but has a first round bye. iam good i am good physically, in terms
of the rib is recovered. i have been doing tests, everything, a week, to see how the situation evolved. if i came here because of the tell me i have no risks. to the nba where the milwaukee bucks are 1—0 up in their best of seven eastern conference semi—final series against the boston celtics. giannis antetoukonmopo was at his imperious best for the reigning champions with a triple double in their 101—89 win. antetokounmpo finished with 2a points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, with game 2 also in boston on tuesday. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tullett and the rest of the team, that's your sports news for now. the covid pandemic brought much of the world to a halt but now for many, life is getting back to normal. events that had been long postponed are finally going ahead. that's certainly true for a group of people in southern thailand,
whose festival has come back with a bang, as the bbc�*s tim allman explains. rocket rumbles for a religion based on principles of inner peace and serenity, this seems an odd way to celebrate. drumming but for the ethnic mon people, there is no better way than to honour the dead. the look noo festival involves building a home—made rocket, stuffing it to the brim with gunpowder, tying it to a cable, and then standing well back. translation: some teams want their rocket to be i the fastest and to reach the furthest distance, so they use a highly explosive material, but if you're not careful the rocket might explode. 0ur rockets have exploded in the past. more than two dozen teams take part in an event originally intended to commemorate
deceased buddhist monks. the targeting sometimes leaves a little to be desired, but the locals think the whole thing really hits the spot. "this competition demonstrates teamwork," says this spectator, "that's why we're proud of the event." the winners get our top prize of mao, and perhaps a little spiritual enlightenment along the way. tim allman, bbc news. we have the business news coming up. we'll have the latest on a dramatic development in the energy war between the eu and russia along with all the latest business news so do stick with us here. plus a new multi—million dollar seafood trading app mopping up waste worldwide. we will be talking to the
creator of that. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @ mark lobel if you have any other bright ideas or have a message for the team here. i'll be back in a minute. thank you so much for watching the news, goodbye. hello. the weather's been very mixed in the last couple of days. generally, a lot of cloud about, occasional outbreaks of rain, and the outlook for the next two or three days is more or less the same. again, plenty of cloud, just a few sunny spells and scattered showers. but the really thick cloud, with the outbreaks of rain that we had in the last day and a half, has now moved to the south. it's in the english channel. it's just hugging the south coast through the early hours. so bits and pieces of rain from the tip of cornwall, devon, perhaps the isle of wight. elsewhere, across the country, it's a cloudy early start, with mist and murk in places, perhaps a bit of drizzle here and there, and not cold — between six and ten degrees. so, here's bank holiday monday,
starting off pretty cloudy in most areas. there will be some sunshine developing, certainly across western parts of scotland, northern ireland, around the irish sea. inland, there'll be sunny spells, too, but also, inland, showers will start to develop almost anywhere, i think, through the course of the morning into the afternoon. temperatures only 10 in scotland, maybe 17 in the south of the uk. now, here's the weather map for tuesday. a weather front tries to push in to the northwest of the uk. here it is, just to the northwest of our neighbourhood. but i think, generally speaking, we are talking about light winds, a lot of cloud, showers perhaps brewing, particularly around wales and the south of england. the driest of the weather will be on the east coast there, but cold — only ten in newcastle, nine degrees in aberdeen. so that was tuesday, this is wednesday. again, more of the same. there's very little wind in the atmosphere to push things around. so we keep that cloud, but showers are expected to form once again, particularly across central and more more especially southern parts of england,
but temperatures recovering to 17 in london, and around 15 in the lowlands of scotland. now, towards the end of the week, we are anticipating a change. the azores high is expected to build in, and with that also comes a warmer atmosphere. a warmer current is going to spread across the country, so that means temperatures are expected to rise. so here's the summary and the outlook. here's bank holiday monday, often cloudy for many of us, with just a few sunny spells, and then towards the end of the week, we're expecting those temperatures to rise. bye— bye.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. india's prime minister narendra modi is in europe to strengthen ties. modi is expected to explain india's relations with vladimir putin to eu leaders. and the electric car maker that could have been tesla. we look at the second try for fisker and talk with its ceo. as the fighting in ukraine goes on, the energy battle continues too.
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