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this is bbc news. i'm ben thompson, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk, and around the world. the ukrainian city of lviv is hit by a number of russian missile strikes — the first in the west of the country in more than a week. safety at last for more than 100 civilians, including children, after being trapped for weeks beneath a besieged steel plant in mariupol. in a sign of donald trump's continuing influence within the republican party, a candidate he endorsed wins the nomination in ohio to run for the us senate. as protests continue across the us over abortion rights, the governor of oklahoma signs off a law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
liverpool survive a scare against villarreal to secure a place in the champions league finalfor the third time in five years. music. and music from the military — one of ukraine's biggest bands, antytila, team up with ed sheeran, releasing a new song, as they serve in the war against russia. hello and welcome to the programme. the ukrainian city of lviv, which is close the border with poland, has been hit by the first missile strikes in the west of the country in more than a week. the city's mayor says three electricity substations have been damaged, parts of the city are without power and there are outages at some medicalfacilities. he said there's also serious damage to infrastructure and interruptions in the water supply. russia's bombardment
of a steelworks in the besieged city of mariupol has intensified, after the first civilians were able to flee and reach safety. the un says most are now in the city of zaporizhzhia, from where laura bicker reports. theirjourney from hell is over. two months of horror ends in exhaustion and relief. katarina spent weeks hidden in the depths of the azovstal steel plant as russian bombs pounded the site. she tried to tell her children that everything would be ok, even when she didn't believe it herself. translation: how we were living, to be honest, - it was horrible. from morning until night, we were bombarded. artillery, rockets, air strikes, our children couldn't sleep. they were crying, they were
scared, and us as well. there were several times when we were losing hope we would ever get out. we are extremely glad to be in ukraine. for more than 60 days, these women and children were stuck in the darkness, living on rations handed down by ukrainian soldiers. it's been a difficult and complex operation to free them. translation: we lived in hope that every day would be - the last day in this hell, that we would go home to a peaceful mariupol, but now it is non—existent. this evacuation represents rare progress to ease the humanitarian cost of this war but hundreds more did not manage to make it on this bus. they are thought to still be trapped within the steel plant, including around a dozen children, and talks are still under way to free them. this footage from social media is said to show the azovstal steelworks this morning, under heavy attack from russian forces.
this once thriving industrial heartland is now a charred shell. later in the video, russian tanks are seen patrolling what remains of the streets and park areas surrounding the huge factory. there are thought to be nearly 100,000 people still living in mariupol. translation: idon't. know where to go at all. i am not alone. imagine, everything is destroyed, everything is broken. where should the people go now? here, they are sitting with small kids, little ones. i've got nowhere to go. for those who have made it out, finally they have fresh food and a little hope. lives have been saved today but many more hang in the balance. laura bicker, bbc news, zaporizhzhia. let's get some of the other main stories.
north korea has fired an unidentified object into the sea on the east coast of the country, just a week after kim jong un said he would develop nuclear weapons as fast as possible. north korea has carried out 14 major weapons tests this year and this latest has been fired just days before the newly elected south korean president, yoon suk—yeol takes office on may 10. it's the final day of campaigning, ahead of the local elections in the uk on thursday. seats are up for grabs in every scottish and welsh council. 90 members will be voted to the legislative assembly in northern ireland, and in england, voters will choose 4,000 councillors in 146 local authorities. the world's richest man, and new twitter owner, elon musk, says the social media network will remain free for personal users. but, the tycoon said — in a tweet — that there would be a small charge for commercial and government users. donald trump's hold over the us republican party has passed its first big test
in the state of ohio, when the candidate he backed won the party's nomination for november's senate race. the author and former trump critic, jd vance, had been trailing the other candidates, before mr trump's endorsement three weeks ago. our north america correspondent, anthony zurcher, is in ohio. jd vance, i am outside his victory celebration now. he was endorsed by donald trump, several weeks ago, and his standing in polls increased. he pulled out the victory, and actually vance just gave his victory speech, moments ago, and he thanked donald trump, and he thanked donald trump, and he thanked donald trump, and he said that people may say donald trump's make america great again movement was dead, but the victory here shows it ain't dead yet. so this is a
celebration for tampa. there was a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism on donald trump for endorsingjd vance. jd criticism on donald trump for endorsing jd vance. jd vance actually criticised donald trump back in 2016, so there were a lot of candidates in this republican senate primary race who wanted donald trump's support and were shocked and angered that donald trump picked vance. so for donald trump to be able to reach out and pick a nominee trump to be able to reach out and picka nominee in trump to be able to reach out and pick a nominee in a tightly contested race, vance was trailing for a very long time, elevate him to the victory, i think that is very important for donald trump, and when you look ahead to the rest of may, there are primaries in pennsylvania and in georgia, where donald trump has also weighed in on candidates who are not the clear favourites. so this is an early indication that donald trump's endorsement still has power, and it will be tested later this month but i'm sure donald trump would say it would be good to start off with a win early. the governor of the us state of oklahoma signed a new law banning abortions from the point when a heartbeat can be detected in
a foetus or embryo. kevin stitt said he wanted oklahoma to be the most pro—life state in the country. earlier, senior democratic party members in the us senate said they're planning to hold a vote as early as next week to enshrine the right of abortion into federal law. it follows the leaking of a draft supreme court ruling showing that it plans to scrap the nationwide legal right to terminate a pregnancy. we can now speak to the very well—known women's rights attorney gloria allred, who defended norma mccorvey — otherwise known as jane roe — in the 1973 court case, roe versus wade. gloria allred, welcome to the programme, it is good to have you with us, and given what we have seen over the past 2a hours since this leak emerged, we have seen a lot of positioning on both sides, are you expecting that the court will actually go through with this? i will actually go through with this? .,
will actually go through with this? . , , , will actually go through with this? . , , this? i am, because they are art of this? i am, because they are part of the — this? i am, because they are part of the nine _ this? i am, because they are part of the nine justices - this? i am, because they are part of the nine justices on i part of the nine justices on the united states supreme court who clearly oppose roe versus wade, and even though some of the language of the draft opinion may be changed somewhat, i think, opinion may be changed somewhat, ithink, in opinion may be changed somewhat, i think, in the end, they will strike down roe versus wade, which has been that the law of the land for almost 15 years, and this is not only a precedent, called a super president, roe versus wade, and it isjust catastrophic for women and girls in the united states that roe versus wade may finally be reversed. because that means it's going to be turned back to the states to decide if they wish to make abortion a crime, to ban it or not, and half of the states in the united states have already indicated that they will ban abortion in their
states if roe versus wade is reversed. some have already done so, in violation of the constitution. others have trigger laws, meaning those laws banning abortion will go into effectjuly one august one, if and when roe versus wade is struck down. and so this is very dangerous, and what is even more dangerous is that some of these states which were what we call haven states, states where women who lived in states where women who lived in states where abortion became a crime could go to the other states, like the women in texas who could not get an abortion after six weeks would go to the nearby state, oklahoma, to get a legal abortion. oklahoma has now passed a law that is like texas's law, which also bans abortions, so they won't have that state as a haven, and many women will not have the funds to travel to safe states, haven
states like california or new york where i am now, or other states where abortion is protected and will remain legal. they won't have the bus fare, they won't have train fare, they won't have train fare, they won't have train fare, they won't have gas for the car, they won't be able to get childcare for their children or take time off from work to travel hundreds of miles, maybe thousands of miles to get an abortion. this is a disasterfor poor women disaster for poor women especially, young women of colour especially. they are the ones without the voice, without the power, who will be hurt, and we must and we will continue to fight the good fight for them and fight with everything we have to change the law, which is what we have to do. we have to go to congress and get the women's health protection act passed. and to do that, we need to vote out the anti—choice united states senators which are holding it up, and we need to go to the state legislatures and root out and vote out those
elected officials, including governors by the way, who are anti—choice, because they say they want to protect life. what they want to protect life. what they are really doing is they are racing to endanger the lives of women and girls, to see who can control women the most and put their lives, health and safety at risk. it is wrong, it is dangerous and this has to end.— this has to end. and gloria, ou this has to end. and gloria, you have — this has to end. and gloria, you have particular- this has to end. and gloria, you have particular interest| this has to end. and gloria, l you have particular interest in this, of course, given your involvement in that initial original ruling, but also given your own personal experience. yes, well, i actually met jane roe, norma mccorvey, at a pro—choice demonstration after roe versus wade became the law of the land, but we work together, she had her voice heard, helped with that, then she became anti—choice, but as a deathbed confession she confessed she essentially only do that for the money, became anti—choice, she was always pro—choice. but as to me, i
have clearly been pro—choice for many years, own life experience, because when i was in my 20s, i went to mexico on a vacation, i was raped at gunpoint by a doctor. i came back to california, this was of the 60s, it was unlawful, it was a crime for a woman to have an abortion at that time in california. it wasn't a crime for the woman but it was a crime for a doctor or nurse or licensed health care professional to provide one, so i had to go to a back alley person who did it for the money, who then left me in a bathtub, haemorrhaging, bleeding, blood all over me, and ultimately someone called and ultimately someone called an ambulance for me, and i was taken toa an ambulance for me, and i was taken to a hospital, and packed in ice with a 106 degrees fever and almost died. and that is where a nurse said to me i hope this teaches you a lesson, because she was obviously anti—choice. and i did learn a lesson, but the lesson i
learned was that abortion should be safe and legal, affordable and available and never illegal, because that is what endangers women's lives. so that is why i have been fighting this fight for roe versus wade for so many years, and i will continue to do so. i will speak next week, i am a featured speaker at a big rally, it is part of a national rally, it is part of a national rally all over the country on 14, rally all over the country on 1a, and i will be speaking in support of ray versus wade —— on the 14th of may, because this has to end. it is all about endangering women and controlling women. the republican party, the base of the republican party is mainly men, i have to say that. now, many men are pro—choice, but many men are pro—choice, but many men are anti—choice, and i think they control the republican party, and they also take into account a lot of the religious convictions of many of their supporters, and we think there should be a strong line between church and state,
and no one else's religion should control a woman or a girl's choices.— girl's choices. and gloria, time is tight, _ girl's choices. and gloria, time is tight, but - girl's choices. and gloria, time is tight, but i - girl's choices. and gloria, i time is tight, but i wonder, given everything you have told us, did you ever expect that the us would be here once again, 50 years on from that original ruling, debating the same issues all over again? they have actually, those who believe in motherhood, those forces actually have been challenging and filing lawsuits and going to the supreme court in many other cases in these last 49 years. in many other cases in these last 49 yew-— in many other cases in these last 49 years. they have never been able _ last 49 years. they have never been able to _ last 49 years. they have never been able to overturn - last 49 years. they have never been able to overturn it, - been able to overturn it, although they have been chipping it away. so this is, now that we have these antichoice justices on the supreme court, i thought that they would likely cut it back, modify it, but this draconian cutting it down isjust
catastrophic, it is a political earthquake, it is actually an earthquake, it is actually an earthquake in women and children's lives, teenagers lies in this country, and i am so concerned that their lives, so concerned that their lives, so many millions of women were maimed or died from illegal abortions back in, before 1970 through, and i don't want this to happen again. now there is actually a pill a woman can take to self induce an abortion in her own home, and there are many states that are making it illegal for a woman to receive that pill and to take that pill and even to perform an abortion on herself. next is going to be contraceptives i predict, if any woman doesn't have any right of privacy, and others are predicting that because the court is going to strike down the right to privacy, even though they say this decision is only going to be limited to abortion, i don't believe it, and i think that marriage
equality, which was based on privacy and contraceptive law, will be affected by this very, very terrible and wrong and outrageous and dangerous decision. outrageous and dangerous decision-— outrageous and dangerous decision. , ., ., , decision. gloria, it has been aood to decision. gloria, it has been good to talk _ decision. gloria, it has been good to talk to _ decision. gloria, it has been good to talk to you - decision. gloria, it has been good to talk to you this - good to talk to you this morning. thanks for being with us here on bbc world news. all the implications there of the events we have seen over the last 24 hours as far as that supreme court draft ruling is concerned. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: ukrainian group antytila team up with ed sheeran, releasing a new song as they serve in the war against russia. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful
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the ukrainian city of lviv is hit by a number of russian missile strikes, the first in the west of the country in more than a week. the man backed by donald trump to run for the us senate, jd vance, has won the republican primary in ohio. let's get all the latest sports news now from the bbc sport centre. hello. this is your sports news where we start with football, and liverpool are through to the european champions league final after a 5—2 aggregate victory over villarreal. jurgen klopp's side went 2—0 down on the night in their second leg in spain, which saw the tie level, but three second half goals saw the six—time european champions triumph on the night also providing a convincing win over both legs. it is so hard to get to the finals, especially the amount of good teams that are in this competition, and to get to the
finals, an incredible feeling. it is going to be a special occasion, we are looking forward to it. there are a lot of games from now till then but the season has been extended and we are so happy about it. we will try and make it number seven. liverpool will face the winner of manchester city and real madrid's semifinal. the second leg will be played later at the bernabeu in the spanish capital with city holding a slender 4—3 lead. pep guardiola's side are aiming for a second successive final in this competition having lost the decider to chelsea last year, and one of their star players believes the club need to move to the next level. i think it would change the perspective from our side. i don't think obviously as a player you want to win the trophies and you want to win this one. if you look at the way we performed, i performed with the team for seven years, we did really well, but obviously we didn't win it and
i think when it willjust change that little narrative. —— win it. 13—time winners real madrid are fresh off winning the la liga title last weekend and confidence is high, but their manager is well aware of the threat posed by manchester city's young forward phil foden. he isa he is a fantastic buyer, really young. i think he is doing really well. i think he is going to have a fantastic career because i think he is a modern striker, you can play everywhere and really fast, really intelligent, really dangerous. one of the best talent that england has in this moment. at the madrid open, ninth seed emma raducanu has been knocked out in the last 16 by unseeded ukrainian anhelina kalinina. after losing the first set, the us open champion fought back to claim the second, but she couldn't maintain the momentum and lost the final set with kalinina taking it
6—2, 2—6, 6—4, setting up a quarterfinal against switzerland's jil teichmann. in the men's draw, top seed novak djokovic has eased through to the third round following a comprehensive 6—3, 6—2 win over gael monfils, making it 18 wins and no losses against the frenchman in his career. the serb is a three—time winner of this title, and it also means djokovic will keep the number one ranking following this tournament. the serb will now face another former madrid champion in andy murray in the third round after the scot overcame denis shapovalov in three sets. it'll be the first meeting between the pair since the doha final in january of 2017. despite luca doncic scoring 45 points in the opening game, the dallas mavericks trail the phoenix suns heading into game 2 of their western conference semifinal series later. the 23—year—old slovenian will need his team—mates
to back him up if the mavericks are to get anything from the second game in the best—of—seven series, which is also in arizona. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that's your sports news for now. thanks very much. from him a little later. —— more from him. ukrainian group antytila have teamed up with ed sheeran, releasing a new song partly filmed and recorded while serving in the war against russia. the band are one of the biggest musical acts in ukraine, but they stopped working to join the military. proceeds from the song, which has been viewed already around 1.5 million times on youtube, will go to help the people of ukraine. mark lobel reports. # �*cause we're living life at a different pace # stuck in a constant race # keep the pressure on, you're bound to break # something's got to change # we should just be cancelling all our plans # and not give a damn # if we're missing out # on what the people think is right... the heartbreaking collaboration as the war grinds on. a message of hope amid the despair.
# and then we'll go all night # two—stepping with the woman i love... ed sheeran adding his voice to ukraine's resista nce with ukrainian band antytila picking up the tune. singing in ukrainian shot on location in besieged kharkiv by the musicians turned frontline medics, to raise money for people of ukraine. writing while fighting. the band says they found a way to record the agony of families separated by war despite their recording studio being under occupation at the time. singing in ukrainian their message for the world after this appeal in march.
the ukrainian superstars' tiktok video grabbing ed sheeran�*s attention ahead of a benefit concert for ukraine in which he performed, but they weren't allowed to, with organisers worried about associating with the military. nevertheless, their message got through. i love you, i stand with you. leading to this remix of a song the multi—award winner originally shot in kyiv before the invasion, in the hope his 2step with antytila can get the world in step with the determination of the ukrainian people through the power of music. mark lobel, bbc news. the impact of music really can cross boundaries, counted? —— can't it? don't forget, you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter.
i'm @bbcbenthompson. world business headline coming up world business headline coming up for you shortly. see you soon. hello, there. we've seen plenty of cloud over the past few days. wednesday brings the promise of brighter skies. but with more in the way of sunshine, we could trigger some heavy downpours with the odd rumble of thunder and some lightning mixed in as well. here's the set—up as we move into wednesday, then. we've got these weather fronts bringing cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain pushing eastwards, so it does mean that we start the day on a generally cloudy note. there could be a bit of mist and murk and some patchy outbreaks of rain. that is all shifting its way eastwards, so it will brighten up from the west as we go through the day. sunny spells coming through with more in the way of sunshine, it could trigger those heavy thundery downpours. parts of eastern scotland, north—east england and the midlands through to southern central england seeing those heavy, thundery downpours. not everyone catching one, but if you do see one,
it could be heavy. and with more in the way of sunshine, it's going to be warmer highs, around 17 degrees celsius in the south and east. as we move overnight, we'll see those showers fading away. we'll see plenty of clear spells, but turning cloudier across the north and west with some patchy outbreaks of rain. the temperatures not falling too far at all, staying in the high single figures. as we move into thursday, here's how the pressure chart looks — high pressure tending to dominate across england and wales. here, we see a good deal of dry, fine weather. but we have those weather fronts just topping across the top in the north—west, bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain. we do drag in this milder air from the south—west, so thursday is looking like a warmer day. a good deal of sunshine across england and wales. cloudier skies, though, across the north and west with some patchy outbreaks of rain. so, for the north, we're looking at highs of around 13 to 16 degrees celsius, 16 to 21, perhaps 22 degrees celsius in the south.
friday, we'll see this band of rain pushing its way south. there could be some heavy bursts in there for parts of northern england and the midlands. drier and brighter behind it, and temperatures dropping off a touch here, but still warm in the south and east. highs of 20 degrees celsius. into the weekend then, and high pressure dominates the weather, so it's looking like a settled picture. we'll see a good deal of dry, fine weather with light winds. so, if we take a quick look at those outlooks, you can see plenty of dry weather through the weekend. there'll be some patchy cloud and sunny spells. the temperatures reaching a high of around 21 degrees celsius. bye— bye.
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