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this is bbc news broadcasting in the uk and around the globe. our top stories... ten people have been killed and three injured in a mass shooting in buffalo, new york. president biden says america must do everything in its power to end hate—filled domestic terrorism. a british military intelligence assessment suggest that russia may have lost one third of the ground forces it committed to the invasion of ukraine. nato ministers are meeting in brussels, as its leaders hope to smooth over a difference with turkey, to enable sweden and finland to join the alliance. lebanon holds parliamentary elections for the first time since an economic collapse sparked widespread anger against the political elite.
and a triumphant ukraine wins the eurovision song contest after claiming the popular vote in italy. hello and welcome to bbc news. we begin this hour in the united states. an 18—year—old man has appeared in court charged with murder, after ten people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in the city of buffalo, in new york state. three others were wounded. of the 13 people shot, 11 were black. police said the gunman, payton gendron, livestreamed the killings. he's suspected of being a white supremacist. nada tawfik reports from new york. a busy grocery store in a predominantly black community. this was the shooter's
intended target. the horror started immediately in the parking lot as the gunman emerged from his car, heavily armed and wearing tactical gear — he shot four people, killing three of them. to eyewitnesses it was clear he came to do maximum damage. when i first saw him shooting, he shot a woman, he shot a deacon, he shot another woman, and then he went in the store and started shooting again. a retired buffalo police officer was working security and shot the gunman, but he was unharmed because of his armour. the shooter then returned fire, killing the security guard. the entire horrific episode of people being killed in cold blood in the store was streamed live online. officials said evidence showed the attack was racially motivated. we are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. a white supremacist who has engaged in an act of terrorism — and will be prosecuted as such — in a cold—hearted, cruel, calculating way. a military—style execution, targeting people who simply want to buy groceries. the suspect was taken into custody alive after putting his gun to his neck and threatening to shoot himself. he's been identified as an 18—year—old white male and has been charged with murder in the first degree. distraught community members have been gathering at the scene, trying to come to terms with the fact that a toxic mix of guns and racism has
ended their neighbours�* lives in an instant. nada tawfik, bbc news, new york. the suspect was taken into custody alive after putting his gun to his neck and threatening to shoot himself. he's been identified as an 18—year—old white male and has been charged with murder in the first degree. distraught community members have been gathering at the scene, trying to come to terms with the fact that a toxic mix of guns and racism has ended their neighbours�* lives in an instant. nada tawfik, bbc news, new york. sweden will announce today whether or not it
wishes tojoin nato. its neighbour, finland, is expected to make a formal request to join soon; both countries have seen a surge in public support for membership since russia's invasion of ukraine. president putin has warned an expansion of the alliance would be a mistake and bring repercussions. the move has faced opposition from another member of the alliance, turkey , but officials believe they can overcome turkish objections. britain's foreign secretary liz truss expressed her support for finland joining the alliance. we are very pleased to be joined by our friends finland and we are very pleased to be joined by ourfriends finland and sweden. if our friends finland and sweden. if they do apply to join nato, the uk a strong but above that and we are also working closely with the ukrainians, the polls and others to make sure that ukraine has nato standard defence. it's also important today that we focus on a global nato because as well as protecting euro atlantic security, we also need to watch out for indo
pacific security, too, thank you. nick beake is in berlin for us. this has been going on all weekend, let's start with the likely announcements from those two countries and the reaction to nato to them. you're my good morning. certainly lots of support from the foreign ministers arriving here at the blue carpet at the nato building in berlin and this is of course a departure from decades of policies what we heard liz truss they're really encapsulating what a lot of her counterparts from the other 29 countries are thinking and yes the concern among some is that the turkish may want to hold up or possibly block as process but it
seems certainlyjudging by the body language that the foreign minister today was very jovial arriving language that the foreign minister today was veryjovial arriving and giving a big bear hug to his luxembourg dish counterpart and overcome any differences they might have. it is a speedy process. integration will presumably be very straightforward because the military cooperation already exists between norway and sweden, and nato, but presumably it must raise questions. i saw it take you minutes ago. i don't know if you've heard these remarks from the foreign minister of germany, green party leader the, saying we have to ensure finland's security during the process of admission. i security during the process of admission-— security during the process of admission. ., ., , , ., admission. i did and i was standing uuite near admission. i did and i was standing quite near her _ admission. i did and i was standing quite near her when _ admission. i did and i was standing quite near her when she _ admission. i did and i was standing quite near her when she made - admission. i did and i was standing. quite near her when she made those remarks and you once again raised the idea of this great period or grey zone so the time to take after
official application comes in from sweden or finland until various parliaments have ratified this and they are officially in the nato club so that would be the point of which collective defence, this article five people talk about, the concept that an attack on one country as an attack on all of the nato members and she said if you have a quick ratification process, the idea of a great period in which russia may be tempted to launch some sort of attack can be negated so as well as trying to find agreement here, all of the relevant countries will be trying to carry out a ratification process as quickly as possible so lots of stuff going on here. there is a symbolic image here, the two extra prospective new partners around the dinner table and many people saying that as an image that
vladimir putin did not want to see and he has achieved the opposite in his invasion of ukraine. i was lookin: his invasion of ukraine. i was looking at — his invasion of ukraine. i was looking at an _ his invasion of ukraine. i was looking at an animation - his invasion of ukraine. i was - looking at an animation yesterday his invasion of ukraine. i was looking at an animation yesterday on youtube which someone has done showing the process of exceptional making session since 1948, i949, and there are long period to others very little going on the acceleration. the last few years saw that acceleration with the optic again and it's getting to the point where you are almost no known nato men rose on the continent of europe, i think the republic of ireland clearly is not in nato because it maintains neutrality, some of the smaller countries like moldova and georgia, there is a? here over that since that actually russia can perceive and argue to the russian people, the, we are surrounded.
certainly that is what vladimir putin was saying at the tail end of last year in particular, beginning this narrative increasingly saying the enlargement of nato on his doorstep or something that put russia's security at risk and was talking about not wanting to see any more expansion whatsoever and saying it was unacceptable if more members are tojoin and it was unacceptable if more members are to join and what we have seen since then is this you shift in public opinion in finland and in sweden, was these two countries set to join. sweden, was these two countries set tojoin. and it is no security threat posed to them. they said they wouldn't not invade and look what happened. ukraine's president zelensky says his country will do its best to host the eurovision song contest
next year — after ukraine won the competition in italy on saturday night. the united kingdom came second — its best result in more than 20 years. mark lowen reports from turin. let the eurovision song contest 2022 begin! europe's fanfare of fun came to turin with that unique mix of... coming together in a plea for peace before the entries took to the stage. the sparkles of spain belting it out with slomo, asequin a sequin filled dance, anything but. then italy with an all male falsetto love song. sweden.
eurovision once gave birth to abba, remember them? then the hand washer of serbia asking why meghan markle's hair is so shiny. then the uk, too many nul points in recent years but with sam ryder hits stratospheric notes with spaceman. then ukraine's folk hip—hop number. one band member stayed in the country to fight and the rest got permission to leave. the final results... 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 votes.
183 points. he did so well. there it is. sam ryder was pipped at the post by ukraine. 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. for the very worthy second place sam, relief for the uk's best resulting years, a success to build on next time. the whole team held themselves with such credit, such positivity. being in that arena and witnessing just this tangible energy of light was incredible. everybody is standing, everybody is enjoying, everybody is in peace in this arena. fighting back on the ground, standing proud on stage, living up to its national slogan, glory to ukraine.
thank you so much, thank you for supporting ukraine. this victory is for every ukrainian. slava ukraini! what an emotional night. it certainly was. let's speak to james lowe, presenter of the eurovision podcast, the eurotrip. you must have been on quite a euro trip overnight. thank you for being with us because it is certainly a light night, it was in turin, what did you make of the outcome? i think it was the perfect _ did you make of the outcome? i think it was the perfect result _ did you make of the outcome? i think it was the perfect result all _ did you make of the outcome? i think it was the perfect result all round, . it was the perfect result all round, especially from a uk context would cause the uk has not won the eurovision song contest 25 years and the results over the 25 years since have been pretty average to say the least but then for ukraine, let's look at the victory, they are a eurovision powerhouse. let's not take that away from them. they've
won it two times and they really are putting in the work, putting in the effort and last night really did deserve it, let's not get away from the fact that a lot of their votes came from the public you are naturally showing solidarity and what to the ukrainian people but it was also just a fantastic song that ukraine put forward. yes, a lot of theatre in there. we will see a lot of images and they should say that there will be quite a lot of flashing images, so for them they might want to turn away but carry on listening to you, james. in terms of that, it was good theatre, wasn't it? it was notjust the song, it was a real performance. it it? it was notjust the song, it was a real performance.— it? it was notjust the song, it was a real performance. it was, as soon as that was — a real performance. it was, as soon as that was selected, _ a real performance. it was, as soon as that was selected, there - a real performance. it was, as soon as that was selected, there were i as that was selected, there were rumblings — as that was selected, there were rumblings about whether they would actually _ rumblings about whether they would actually do well because it was such actually do well because it was such a quality—
actually do well because it was such a quality entry and given everything that has— a quality entry and given everything that has happened in ukraine since then, _ that has happened in ukraine since then, it _ that has happened in ukraine since then, it was — that has happened in ukraine since then, it was a real moment because ukraine _ then, it was a real moment because ukraine at— then, it was a real moment because ukraine at the moment does not have an opportunity to showcase culture or anything like that so to showcase it on a _ or anything like that so to showcase it on a european and global scale in front— it on a european and global scale in front of— it on a european and global scale in front of 200 million people wasjust a fantastic— front of 200 million people wasjust a fantastic moment and a real great moment— a fantastic moment and a real great moment for— a fantastic moment and a real great moment for ukrainian people to come together— moment for ukrainian people to come together and celebrate what their country _ together and celebrate what their country has to offer.— country has to offer. let's talk about sam _ country has to offer. let's talk about sam ryder _ country has to offer. let's talk about sam ryder because - country has to offer. let's talk - about sam ryder because spaceman is one of those earworm songs where it gets you and you cannot get it out of your head but on top of that you have an artist who has really made himself a very endearing representative of his country and of the music industry.— the music industry. yes, he is such a likable guy _ the music industry. yes, he is such a likable guy with _ the music industry. yes, he is such a likable guy with such _ the music industry. yes, he is such a likable guy with such a _ the music industry. yes, he is such a likable guy with such a great - the music industry. yes, he is such| a likable guy with such a great song as well. you said to the an earworm, he wrote it a couple of years ago with no intention of sending it to the eurovision song contest and when he got asked if he wanted to go,
this is the song he chose, put it together and that song and his vocals, i think the vocals were the biggest drop on the night of the grand final last night and it all just came together absolutely perfectly. and after 25 years of pretty average results, he has pulled it out of the bag. we should be very happy with a second—place result. and it sets up a challenge for the future.— result. and it sets up a challenge for the future. maybe next year, i want to play _ for the future. maybe next year, i want to play something _ for the future. maybe next year, i want to play something to - for the future. maybe next year, i want to play something to you - for the future. maybe next year, i | want to play something to you and for the future. maybe next year, i l want to play something to you and i want to play something to you and i want your professional opinion on this. this is ukraine cosmic commentator having to provide his commentary from an air raid bunker in the centre of kyiv, i think, and let's hear how he responded to the news of the victory.
ukraini!. yes set a high bar graham norton will — ukraini!. yes set a high bar graham norton will have _ ukraini!. yes set a high bar graham norton will have to _ ukraini!. yes set a high bar graham norton will have to practice - ukraini!. yes set a high bar graham norton will have to practice next. norton will have to practice next year. norton will have to practice next ear. . , norton will have to practice next ear. ., , ., norton will have to practice next ear, ., , ., ., norton will have to practice next ear. ., , ., ., ., year. yeah, he might be out of a “0b in 2023 what — year. yeah, he might be out of a “0b in 2023 what hearing �* year. yeah, he might be out of a “0b in 2023 what hearing that i year. yeah, he might be out of a job in 2023 what hearing that moment, | in 2023 what hearing that moment, you can hear the relief and all the emotions coming out there. ukrainian people have not had anything to smile about for many months now and that moment, you can tell from the commentator, it was a huge moment from them —— right for them. commentator, it was a huge moment from them -- right for them.- from them -- right for them. lovely to seak from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to — from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you _ from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you and _ from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you and you _ from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you and you can - from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you and you can have i from them -- right for them. lovely to speak to you and you can have al to speak to you and you can have a nice rest now. i know the podcast work continues all year so you have lots of people wanting to load your follow—up podcast which will hopefully be there very soon. thank you so much for talking to us. lets lay with the question of ukraine and took some serious stuff about the military situation.
—— let's stay with the question of ukraine and talk some serious stuff about the military situation. british military intelligence believes russia has lost a third of the ground forces it used to invade ukraine. the latest report from the ministry of defence claims moscow's offensive has lost momentum and fallen behind schedule. the assessment is in stark contrast to briefings coming from the kremlin, which have consistently painted the invasion as making steady progress. president zelensky warned the situation in the east of the country remains difficult. 0ur correspondent, joe inwood, joins us from lviv. thank you for going to doctors about this. the british military assessment is really striking, isn't it? it assessment is really striking, isn't it? , ., , assessment is really striking, isn't it? , . , ., , it? it is really, really extraordinary - it? it is really, really extraordinary in - it? it is really, really extraordinary in the | it? it is really, really- extraordinary in the claim is it? it is really, really— extraordinary in the claim is that since the start of this invasion, one third of the forces of the ground forces that the russians committed have been lost and that is a vast number of vehicles, tanks, armoured personnel carriers and of course of men but it should not be that surprising when you look at some of the images we have seen of those sort of burned—out shells of
tanks whether it is north of kyiv where there are vehicles being destroyed around kharkiv or most recently failed the river crossing to try and get around behind the back were almost an entire battalion tactical group was wiped out by ukrainian artillery so it is a striking suggestion but one that does not seem completely implausible. m terms of the actual military situation at the moment, we've heard some further attack in the west where you are, any significant damage? no, we have reports of one missile strike and we know they hit a military target but no more information other than to say no casualties and they often do not release much details about what has been struck when it is a military target so we heard the air raid sirens, reports of an explosion
and i have to say i came up at around five in the morning as the sun was coming up to see if i could see smoke on the horizon as you often can and as we could after the strikes of last week and i couldn't see anything but we understand there has been one attack. let me ask you about the response in ukraine to the wind last night in eurovision because they have the headache of having to host next year which are obvious reasons could be something to worry about in terms of the logistics but how important do you think this winners, apart from any good news in the middle of a war being great. i good news in the middle of a war being great-— being great. i think it's extraordinarily - being great. i think it's l extraordinarily important being great. i think it's - extraordinarily important and the sound that you heard from the commentator there, sound that you heard from the commentatorthere, i sound that you heard from the commentator there, i could see that out of my bedroom window yesterday as the wind was announced and this is a country that takes eurovision very, very seriously and i think it is often the case that in uk people are a little cynical, i think you can say, about it but for the ukrainians, it is a big deal and if
it is normally a big deal, it is a bigger deal tonight and this year. it is worth saying this is political notjust because the russians were disqualified and the ukrainians one but there is a number of political elements to this as the kalush 0rchestra who won it or not the first choice, the first choice was a wrap artist who winds was found out she visited occupied crimea, she was disqualified and they brought in this folk act, why does that matter? it does because one of the central claims about the russians and this will invasion is that they do not have an identity, they are simply region of russia and for the ukrainians to wind but notjust when, went spectacularly through a public vote and do so from a traditional folk public vote and do so from a traditionalfolk act public vote and do so from a traditional folk act showing off the culture and heritage of the nation, that really mean something in times that really mean something in times that are otherwise very dark. thank you very much.
polls have opened in lebanon, in the first election since the economic collapse of the country provoked widespread anger against the political elite. discontent has also worsened after the devastating explosion in the port of beirut in 2020. good to 0ur correspondent anna foster is in beirut. good to see you. are you on the edge of a polling station? i good to see you. are you on the edge of a polling station?— of a polling station? i am, this scene has _ of a polling station? i am, this scene has been _ of a polling station? i am, this scene has been repeated - of a polling station? i am, this. scene has been repeated across lebanon this morning with a steady stream of people arriving back and you can see the very tight security, pay checked as you come in, they are brought for weapons and they come and cast their vote, but the thing about this particular polling station is this is the fire station where they come in and see these ten pictures on the wall here, the fact
ten firefighters from the station who died in the blast and it's important to say, you mention that there, that nobody has yet been found responsible for that with the investigation stalling several times because when powerful politicians have been called to give evidence, they vile not brought it up or they have brought a legal challenge, so thatis have brought a legal challenge, so that is one thing in people's mind, the devastating financial crisis year, a lack of fuel and food for people, 80% of lebanese live in poverty and many of them blame the ruling class for that, other politicians for financial mismanagement, the system itself is a very rigid one that he normally voting by religion and sector which is what they will do today, the results will be watched closely but this is the first time since the uprising in 2019 the people have had a chance to pass official comment on politicians and the job being a chance to pass official comment on politicians and thejob being done but make no mistake this is a fragile country that is angry and
wants to send a message, whether they will manage to do that are not today, we will see when the polls close at 7pm. aha, today, we will see when the polls close at 7pm— today, we will see when the polls close at 7pm. a lot of independent candidates are _ close at 7pm. a lot of independent candidates are standing _ close at 7pm. a lot of independent candidates are standing this - close at 7pm. a lot of independent candidates are standing this time, | candidates are standing this time, why is there such scepticism that they will not be able to make an impact? they will not be able to make an im act? �* .., , they will not be able to make an imact? �* , ., impact? because of the way the s stem is impact? because of the way the system is set — impact? because of the way the system is set up _ impact? because of the way the system is set up here. - impact? because of the way the system is set up here. at - impact? because of the way the system is set up here. at the i impact? because of the way the i system is set up here. at the end of the system in 1990, they drop a system that set up different sects so high... they always have set religions in this country is very much split on religious lines so it makes it difficult to affect any kind of change but you're right, this time round, there are more independent candidate and they have ever been before and they are hoping perhaps not to take power because that would be really difficult and very hard to take a majority away from his brother and its allies.
—— from hezbollah and its allies. it will be interesting to see how many people pull away because there is really feel that the hope and expectation being that things tomorrow will not being that things tomorrow will not be the same —— might look the same as they have for the past four years. as they have for the past four ears. , . ., ., as they have for the past four ears. , _, ., , , ., ., years. they confront the spread of coronavirus _ years. they confront the spread of coronavirus with _ years. they confront the spread of coronavirus with 300,000 - years. they confront the spread of coronavirus with 300,000 cases l coronavirus with 300,000 cases recorded on sunday, state news agency lacking awareness of the illness. you'll make some businesses. reopening from monday with china cosmic economic capital being in lockdown for over six week and most residents shot in their homes because of the spread of the coronavirus. homes because of the spread of the coronavirus-— coronavirus. those are the main sto so coronavirus. those are the main story so far _ coronavirus. those are the main story so far here _ coronavirus. those are the main story so far here on _ coronavirus. those are the main story so far here on bbc- coronavirus. those are the main story so far here on bbc news, | coronavirus. those are the main l story so far here on bbc news, do not forget you can find more on our website and i look forward to talking to you a little later on today, thank you so much for your
company. if hello, hasn't it been a glorious start to the day—to—day, lots of warm spring sunshine and london recording the highest temperature, just shy of the warmest day of the year so far with 23.5 celsius but i do need you to draw your attention to this little feature running up through the south—west as we speak which will continue to bring some sharp, possibly thundery downpours during the early hours of sunday morning, so becoming more heavy and widespread through central and southern england towards dawn and yes that means some welcome rain particularly for the gardens because not all of us will see their showers but some could be quite potent and they will be running up to east
anglia with all the... they will be running up to east anglia with all the. . ._ they will be running up to east anglia with all the. .. starting to drift and we _ anglia with all the. .. starting to drift and we should _ anglia with all the. .. starting to drift and we should see - anglia with all the. .. starting to drift and we should see an i anglia with all the. .. starting to i drift and we should see an improving picture around england and wales, into the afternoon with sunshine and warmth returning and highs of 23 degrees, not a bad afternoon in western scotland if you dodge the show and keep the sun as well, and we do it all again on sunday into monday were showers or longer spells of rain merging together as lettuce —— make this little front enhances the precipitation we are likely to see so we are likely to see wet weather drifting steadily northwards to begin with during monday morning and that means a bit of a tricky story to tell across northern ireland, northern england and scotland by the middle of monday afternoon, and once again an improving picture across england and wales after the early morning rain eases away and we could see 23 celsius. we have areas of high pressure pushing in and as it bumped into this high, it looks likely that most of the rain will stay out into your western areas and ahead of it
really throwing up some very warm and humid airso really throwing up some very warm and humid air so a potentialfor some of us to see the warmest day of the week with highs of 25 celsius but out to the west, underneath the cloud, we look at mid—to high teens. as we look at wednesday into thursday, we do see these weather fronts using away in high pressure building in once again, so there will be some outbreaks of rain to clear away but generally speaking for the middle part of the, likely to turn a bit quieter and again pretty warm.
this is bbc news. the headlines... ten people have been killed in a mass shooting by a lone gunman at a supermarket in the us city of buffalo. the 18—year—old suspect, who was allegedly shouting racial slurs during the shooting, has appeared in court. a british military intelligence assessment of the war in ukraine suggests that russia may have lost one third of the ground forces it committed to the invasion in february. it also says the offensive in donbas has lost momentum and is siginicantly behind schedule. it comes as nato ministers in brussels hope to smooth over a difference with turkey, to enable sweden and finland to join the alliance. finland has said it will make
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