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this is bbc news. i'm david eades. we start with breaking news from new york state: ten people have been killed in a shooting at a supermarket in the city of buffalo — three people have been injured. the fbi say they are investigating the incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism.
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11 of the 13 victims were african american. an 18—year—old man has been arrested at the scene — he's not been officially named by the authorities. police say the suspect entered the busy grocery store before opening fire. he also used a camera to live—stream the attack online. he was described as "very heavily armed" and had a tactical helmet and gear. an eyewitness at the scene described the moment he saw the gunman being arrested. after he came out, he had an army suit on, brown boots, sunglasses on, he had a hat on, he had a machine gun or something with a strap on it. he took the machine gun with the strap and put it to his chin. he put the gun down on a strap, and then he took the gun, he put it down, he did put something on his feet, he took his vest off, and then got on his hands and knees and back, and then they arrested him. earlier, officials in buffalo held a press conference.
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we are investigating this as a hate — we are investigating this as a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. hate — motivated violent extremism. hate crimes fall within the fbi's— hate crimes fall within the fbi's investigative division and — fbi's investigative division and racially motivated violent extremism fall within the fbi counter_ extremism fall within the fbi counter terrorism unit within our domestic terrorism section. the fbi — our domestic terrorism section. the fbi is— our domestic terrorism section. the fbi is providing all necessary resources locally and nationally to investigate this matten _ nationally to investigate this matter. we will not stop until every — matter. we will not stop until every lead is investigated, every— every lead is investigated, every piece of evidence is analysed, untilwe every piece of evidence is analysed, until we understand how and — analysed, until we understand how and why this horrible tragedy— how and why this horrible tragedy and crime occurred. this— tragedy and crime occurred. this is— tragedy and crime occurred. this is the city of good neighbours. _ this is the city of good neighbours. we - this is the city of good neighbours. we are i this is the city of good neighbours. we are ai this is the city of good - neighbours. we are a loving communitx _ neighbours. we are a loving community. we _ neighbours. we are a loving community. we are - neighbours. we are a loving i community. we are prayerful that— community. we are prayerful that this _ community. we are prayerful that this will _ community. we are prayerful that this will not _ community. we are prayerful that this will not exacerbate i that this will not exacerbate racial— that this will not exacerbate racial tensions. _ that this will not exacerbate racial tensions. we - that this will not exacerbate racial tensions. we cannot i that this will not exacerbate i racial tensions. we cannot let an racial tensions. we cannot let ah evil— racial tensions. we cannot let an evil person _ racial tensions. we cannot let an evil person divide - racial tensions. we cannot let an evil person divide this - an evil person divide this community, _ an evil person divide this community, and - an evil person divide this community, and an - an evil person divide this community, and an evil. an evil person divide this - community, and an evil person divide — community, and an evil person divide our— community, and an evil person divide our country. _
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community, and an evil person divide our country.— divide our country. what i am ho eful divide our country. what i am hepeful for — divide our country. what i am hopeful for is _ divide our country. what i am hopeful for is that _ divide our country. what i am hopeful for is that this - hopeful for is that this incident will bring us together because, as stated, this could have been anyone of us or our loved ones, we shop on saturday, we go to supermarkets, take care of families, go to work. if this should bring us together and not tear us apart, and that is what i'm hoping, as we go through the process ofjustice in this case, that we all band together to let the world know, because i am getting texts from friends and other countries about this incident today and we need to let the world know who buffalo is, who the people of buffalo are and what we want to do for our community and other communities in this great nation to make sure that this type of crime is stopped. let's get some of the day's other news. the mayor of kharkiv says the battle for control of the city, ukraine's second largest, has been won, with russian troops retreating and citizens returning. the invaders spent weeks bombing kharkiv.
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meanwhile president volodymyr zelensky says the situation in the donbas remains difficult, with moscow still aiming for some kind of victory there. sweden's governing social democrats are set to announce on sunday whether or not they've decided to formally supportjoining nato. there's been growing public support in sweden for the move following russia's invasion of ukraine, and opposition parties have already called on the government to join the alliance. the move, together with finland's application, is backed by most of the 30 existing nato members though turkey has expressed some misgivings. demonstrations in support of a woman's right to abortion are taking place in cities across the us. thousands of people have marched on the supreme court in washington, following the leak of a draft that suggested the justices were preparing to overturn the ruling which established the right to an abortion. the room has viewed the spanish
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energy company repsol and five other businesses over a coastal oil spill described by the un as the country's worst ecological disaster. to lewis claiming $4.5 billion. —— peru is claiming. let's return to our main story — the mass shooting it's in buffalo in which ten people were killed. wbfo reporter, emyle watkins gave me more information about the shooter and how the community has reacted to the shootings. the gunman was from broome county which i believe a is about 200 miles away from here. that is several hours away, closer to new york city and i think that is hitting everyone hard that someone would drive so far to commit an act like this. obviously a very deliberate act. what have they been saying about the way that it has affected them? obviously it is
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shocking but the fact that it has already been called out as a racially motivated crime and a hate crime. this community is heavily african—american. i have a colleague on scene getting community reaction right now. the city has been deploying mental health professionals to be on the scene, talking to people. they have set up a command centre for families to be reunited. my understanding is many families may not even know that their loved one could be deceased, others are still finding out. and there are families gathering around the scene, just wondering about what had happened, before we knew more details trying to figure out why something like this would happen. did anyone express a view about racial tensions? it was something some politicians picked up on, saying that this cannot exacerbate racial tensions in the area.
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the people i talk to, we hadn't gotten into that topic so far. i know there is lots of concern about igniting racial tensions but it is very early to say if that would be the case, and i know that, with the gunman being from so far away, they are still sorting out the details of why someone would do something like this. the other question we would tend to ask straightaway is what an 18—year—old might be doing with a very high—powered weapon like this. i know that that is a familiar theme, but i understand the buffalo police have been on a campaign to try to reduce the amount of guns in the community in the last weeks and months. is that a prevailing issue? yes, absolutely. even as a reporter, when i get alerts to my phone and i hear about a shooting, it happens so commonly in this
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city and today it really stunned us when we realised how many people had died. shootings are a massive issue in buffalo. we have done a lot of work on gun violence. the governor had been planning on announcing some sort of comprehensive gun package, and we will hear more about that in the days to but guns and illegal guns are quite an issue for our city. you probably heard the governor talking about the role of social networks in enabling and live streaming an event like this which is pretty appalling to many of us. she described them as being "moral accomplices". is it something that a lot of people picked up on in terms of going to the social networks, to see? you know, i know that immediately after it happened we started seeing some of these videos and photos coming up on social media. i believe the network
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it was streamed on took it down but the video i did see that they were being shared on social media, some of it really quite graphic, and it seems like they are trying to work to remove them but i am not sure to the extent of how far that has been completed. daughter emily watkins in buffalo. —— reporter alec —— reporter emily watkins. the mayor of ukraine's second largest city — kharkiv — has told the bbc that russian forces have withdrawn from the city area and are heading for the russian border. ihor terekhov said shelling had stopped, and that residents were gradually returning. looks kharkiv — in the north—east of the country, has been heavily bombarded since the start of the invasion, with hundreds of civilians killed. in the last few hours, president zelensky said the situation in the eastern donbas region remained very difficult. our correspondent laura bicker sent this report from dnipro. yesterday, these smouldering ruins were a home.
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russian bombs blasted the bricks and mortar, but they've not broken the spirit of this woman. translation: we were standing here as everything exploded. - "my sunshine, you're alive!" her neighbours were relieved to find each other. the russians have now left here, retreated back to near the border. the battle for kharkiv and its surrounding villages has been won — for now. russia's withdrawal from kharkiv marks a breaking point, according to the head of military intelligence in ukraine. what he means is that forces can be sent east to the donbas and south towards the besieged port of mariupol, areas that are seeing the most intense fighting. just south of dnipro, ukrainian forces test out new grenade launchers... ..weapons supplied from european allies. russian troops are not farfrom here. the ukrainians hope they can push them back and replicate the success of kharkiv.
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but even with new weapons, a quick victory is farfrom assured. both sides agree on just one thing — this conflict will continue. translation: today, | nobody can predict how long this war will last, but we're doing everything in order to free our land as soon as possible. this is our priority, every day to work towards making the war shorter. however, it doesn't depend only on our people, unfortunately. translation: the collective west has declared total - hybrid war on us, and it's hard to predict how long _ this will last, but it's clear. the consequences will be felt by everyone, without exception. the ukrainians hold onto every hope. the battered city of mariupol has still not completely fallen, despite taking the most intense battering of this war. encircled and under constant bombardment, a small
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fighting force battles on. russia is still trying to show its strength and issued its own propaganda of troops on the offensive, but there's no doubt the loss of kharkiv will be a major blow to the kremlin. and both sides are now digging in for what could be a long and protracted struggle. laura bicker, bbc news, dnipro. turkey appears to be softening its position on plans by finland and sweden tojoin nato. ankara has accused the two nordic countries of harbouring kurdish people it deems to be terrorists. but the turkish foreign minister now says his country is ready to talk about the proposals. mark lobel reports. finland and sweden yet to officially apply for nato membership, one of the organisation's members has concerns. ankara has accused the two nordic countries of
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harbouring kurdish people it deems a threat.— harbouring kurdish people it deems a threat. turkish people, predominantly. _ deems a threat. turkish people, predominantly, a _ deems a threat. turkish people, predominantly, a big _ deems a threat. turkish people, predominantly, a big majority. predominantly, a big majority of the turkish people are against the membership of those countries who are supporting p jk. countries who are supporting p jk, ypg, terrorist organisations, and asking us to block this membership, but these are the issues that we need to talk, of course, with our nato allies.— our nato allies. tokay's decades _ our nato allies. tokay's decades long _ our nato allies. tokay's decades long battle - our nato allies. tokay'sl decades long battle with our nato allies. tokay's - decades long battle with the pkk has come up as both sweden and finland have kurdish communities, but turkey has not shown a link between them and the pkk. a path to bridging the two sides remains open. taste the pkk. a path to bridging the two sides remains open. we have had those discussions _ two sides remains open. we have had those discussions in - two sides remains open. we have had those discussions in the - had those discussions in the alliance many times before, and we have always found sensible solutions so i think that we will also this time. fin will also this time. on saturday _ will also this time. on saturday the - will also this time. on saturday the finnish president
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reiterated his country's enthusing that enthusiasm to join the western alliance. irate join the western alliance. we have had our— join the western alliance. - have had our discussions and we are having now are additions and there is no doubt that it will be an application to nato. that position has riled finland's neighbour, president vladimir putin and in a phone call between the two the russian leader stressed that the end of the traditional finnish policy of military neutrality would be a mistake since in his words, there is no threat to finland's security. russia's decision to suspend electricity supply to finland is being seen as an early sign of retaliation in its move towardsjoining nato. president putin has been clear that ukraine should notjoin nato, but its invasion has pushed its southern neighbour to do just that. mark lobel, bbc news. this is bbc news, the headlines
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ten people have been killed in a mass shooting by a lone gunman at a grocery store in the us city of buffalo. the 18 year old suspect, who drove for a number of hours to reach the supermarket, has been taken into police custody. demonstrations in support of a woman's right to abortion have been taking place in cities across the united states. organisers say there'll be what they call a summer of rage if the supreme court overturns the legal right to abortion. it's our correspondent, will grant, has the latest from washington. a woman's right to choose is her business. the message to the supreme court was loud and unequivocal. when our reproductive justice rights are under attack, what do we do? stand and fight! "no bans on our bodies. we won't go back," chanted the thousands who turned out in washington dc to demand the landmark abortion law roe v wade isn't touched, that legislators and judges do not meddle with the decades long
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right to choose what they do with their bodies. it was a call which transcended age and race. i think that we're going in the worst direction possible and i don't know. i feel like the first abortion march that i went to was when i was like three years old. and the fact that i'm still here and now i'm 17 and i'm still having to fight for my right. that just shows that we have made little to no progress. and it's gut wrenching. abortion is basic health care. it's basic health care. it's horrific that this country continues to abuse their power to oppress people over their basic health care and basic rights. it was a similar story in hundreds of cities across the country. the anger and frustration palpable. organisers have promised a summer of rage if the law is eventually reversed. back in washington, the crowd began to march on the seat ofjudicial power itself. young people who have attended this march are furious that they are having to fight for the same reproductive rights enjoyed
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by their grandmothers and mothers. furthermore, they fear that this may be a tipping point for other established freedoms in the united states. the supreme court has confirmed that a draft ruling leaked last week was genuine, but said a final decision is yet to be taken. the republican party is confident that most americans will, in fact accept an end to roe v wade, with more than half the states ready to enact a ban on abortion if the law is changed. these protesters, though, vehemently disagree and insist they are in the majority on the issue of a woman's right to choose. will grant, bbc news, washington, dc. a never before moment now, a british man has broken the record for climbing the most summits of mount everest by a non—sherpa. kenton cool has already topped the world's highest peak 15 times, and hasjust reached
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the summit for the 16th time. here he isjust before he set off. there she is, base camp! ooh, feels like coming home! and scroll round, just to see up there, that's where we're going, ultimately. get done. well kenton cool has reached the summit of mount everest and he joins me on the phone from there. first me on the phone from there. of all congratulations from first of all congratulations. from that little quip the weather looked fantastic. how was your climb to the summit? today was absolutely unreal. we started in the dark, so that you are coming down in daylight in case it goes wrong and we had a full moon although the way up so that was amazing, and you can see the sun coming up over chinese tibet. it was
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absolutely epic on the weather front today. it was simply sublime. front today. it was simply sublime-— front today. it was simply sublime. y , ., sublime. my next question was auoin to sublime. my next question was going to be _ sublime. my next question was going to be what _ sublime. my next question was going to be what keeps - sublime. my next question was| going to be what keeps bringing you back but maybe you have just answered it! i presume it is also the challenge. it is is also the challenge. it is also the _ is also the challenge. it is also the challenge. - is also the challenge. it is also the challenge. my i is also the challenge. it 3 also the challenge. myjob is as a guide, i guide people to the top. i am looking across there now, we are still coming down, we are 8500 metres above sea level and it is partly because i love the mountains, i love the sherpa people that i work with, through that all in the mix and you have a classic combination.— the mix and you have a classic combination. basically you are auoin to combination. basically you are going to carry _ combination. basically you are going to carry on _ combination. basically you are going to carry on breaking - going to carry on breaking records. this isjust part going to carry on breaking records. this is just part and parcel of what you do now. it parcel of what you do now. it is not just parcel of what you do now. it is notjust everest, i climbed katie last year, i have, i am a qualified alpine guide, i do things like mont blanc and the
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matterhorn, the north face of the eiger. and beyond that i am a qualified coach as well. i have a coaching company and i am a performance coach so you pull that together, it is not just everest, there are many other mountains out there. i other mountains out there. i know that a lot of people do embark on the everest route, but at the same time it is still extremely dangerous. are there any points at which you think i have written my luck pretty well, 16, is there a point at which you look at something different? you are absolutely — something different? you are absolutely right, _ something different? you are absolutely right, it _ something different? you are absolutely right, it is - something different? you are absolutely right, it is a - absolutely right, it is a dangerous mountain. we passed two bodies today. and it is a stark reminder that everest doesn't take prisoners. it demands a huge amount of respect. i like to think that i have got the depth of experience to come here. i always say that you control the
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controllable, and that is what we have done today. we controlled what we can control pretty well. and the things that are beyond that, hopefully we can manage those as and when they come up, but i am already looking forward to coming back next year. looking forward to coming back next ear. a looking forward to coming back next ear. ., looking forward to coming back next year-— looking forward to coming back next ear. ., ., next year. good luck to you and congratulations. _ next year. good luck to you and congratulations. it _ next year. good luck to you and congratulations. it is _ next year. good luck to you and congratulations. it is fair - next year. good luck to you and congratulations. it is fair to - congratulations. it is fair to say that you do have the experience, well done, good to speak to you, kenton cool. ukraine have won the eurovision song contest with their song stefania which was sung in ukrainian. president zelensky has praised the band's success — he said, "our music conquers europe". the uk ended their disappointing run of results with sam ryder coming second — the first time that the uk has placed in the top three at the contest in 20 years. mark lowen reports from turin. the colour, the kitsch,
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the camaraderie. europe's fanfare of fun came to turin. there is politics here, with ukraine an early favourite and russia booted out, but minds from across europe were on the music. it is magical, it is special, the feeling, people coming together and celebrating together from all over the world. 0h, iwould be so proud of my country. you get 12 points for the outfits. thank you very much. it keeps breaking. how are you feeling about the uk tonight? excited because we think we have a great chance. let the eurovision song contest 2022 begin! and then it was off, drawing almost 220 million viewers with its unique mix of glam, glitter and glorious tunes. # all we are saying is give peace a chance... a europe seeing war for
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the first time in three decades coming together in a plea for peace before the entries took to the stage. the sparkles of spain belting it out with a slo—mo sequin filled dance the hosts italy with a heady falsetto all—male love song. sweden once gave birth to abba, remember them? the handwasher of serbia asking why meghan markle's hair is so shiny. and then the uk, too many nil points in recent years but with space man a recent favourite, sam ryder hoping he would match his stratospheric vocals in points. up against ukraine's folk hip—hop number, one band member staying to fight, the others given
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special permission to leave the country. back home the song has won hearts broken by war, proud of their homeland for standing up to russia and now standing tall in europe. as the votes came in from the europeanjuries it was heading for a close race. the uk, sweden, spain and ukraine leading at the top before it went to the public vote. 183 points. and then the uk had dared to dream big but sam ryder was pipped to the post by ukraine, a eurovision triumph in its darkest moment. the spaceman had hoped to take the uk over the moon but in the end the public was with ukraine. fighting back on the ground, standing proud on stage, living up to its national slogan, glory to ukraine. mark lowen, bbc news, turin.
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liverpool have won the men's fa cup final after beating chelsea on penalties at wembley. the result means liverpool are a step closer to winning the quadruple, as they hope to add the english premier league and the european champions league titles in the next few weeks. nesta mcgregor reports from wembley. another event this weekend where you represented by waving yourflag — although, in the fa cup, it's not a case of nil point, more point to prove — an occasion where even brotherly love is put on hold. as liverpool chased an english football record of four trophies in a season, chelsea were trying to avoid three fa cup final defeats in a row. liverpool started freshest and fastest, but luis diaz's finish didn't match his clever run. 30 minutes in, the reds were forced into a substitution, and it was a key player — top scorer mo salah. a goalless first half and, after the break, chelsea settled. they came closest to getting on the scoresheet when, from a free kick, marcus
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alonso grazed the post. as full—time neared, one final chance. the game, so close. so, that meant extra time and a chance for extra words of encouragement between players and from fans. when either team failed to score, penalties would decide the winner. so, when mason mount missed, a successful liverpool spot kick would win it. commentator: liverpool's hero! i think it was the toughest game. but i respect it. it's normal because it's final. we have two more to go. we'll see. liverpool have the fa cup! cheering the second trip to wembley and second time they have lifted a trophy here.
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the quest for the quadruple of trophies in one season lives on. from wembley, nesta mcgregor, bbc news. hello there. hasn't it been a glorious start to the weekend? hardly a cloud in the sky for many. lots of warm, spring sunshine but it was london that recorded the highest temperature, just shy of the warmest day of the year so far with 23.5 celsius. but i do need to draw your attention to this little feature running up through the south—west as we speak, and it's going to continue to bring some sharp, possibly thundery downpours during the early hours of sunday morning. so, becoming more heavy and widespread to central and southern england towards dawn, and yes, that means some welcome rain potentially for the gardens. but not all of us will see those showers, but some of them could be quite potent. they will be running up through east anglia by the middle part of the morning and all the showers drifting steadily northwards. that means we should see an improving picture across england and wales into the afternoon with sunshine and warmth returning and highs of 23 degrees. not a bad afternoon in western
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scotland if you dodge the showers and keep the sun as well. sunday night and into monday morning, showers and longer spells of rain merging together as this front enhances precipitation. we will see some wet weather drifting its way steadily northwards to begin with during monday morning, and that means a tricky story to tell across northern ireland, northern england and scotland by the middle of monday afternoon. once again, an improving picture across england and wales after the early morning rain eases away, temperatures will recover. again, we could see 23 celsius. another area of low pressure pushing in from the west, but as it bumps into the high sitting across europe, it looks likely that most of the rain will stay out into western areas, and ahead of it, it's really going to throw up some warm and humid air, so there's the potential on tuesday for some of us to see the warmest day of the week with highs of 25 celsius. but out to the west,
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and the cloud and rain, we're looking at mid to high teens. as we move out of tuesday into wednesday and through the middle part of the week, we do see these weather fronts starting to ease away and high pressure building in once again. there will be some outbreaks of rain to clear away, but generally speaking through the middle part of the week, it looks likely to turn that little bit quieter and again, still pretty warm.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: at least ten people have been killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket in the us city of buffalo in new york state. the 18—year—old suspect has been taken into custody. police are calling it a hate crime and an act of "racially motivated violent extremism". ii of the 13 victims were african american. the mayor of ukraine's second—largest city kharkiv has told the bbc that russian troops have withdrawn from his city, which has been under constant bombardment since the invasion began. but, president zelensky has said the situation
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in the eastern donbas region remains very difficult.

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