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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. real madrid win the champions league final after a 1—0 victory over liverpool in paris. the spanish football side take the title for a record 14th time. kick—off was delayed by 30 minutes as supporters struggled to get into the stade de france and the police used pepper spray on some fans. away from the football, president biden renews his appeal for tighter gun control following the texas elementary school shooting as the parents prepare to bury their children. there's too much violence, too much fear, too much grief. france and germany urge president putin to engage in peace talks as russia continues its offensive
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in the dombas. the russian ambassador to the uk tells the bbc that moscow will not use tactical nuclear weapons in the battle for ukraine. we have a very strict provision on the issues of the use of tactical nuclear weapon, and it is mainly when the existence of the state is endangered. and protests erupt in rio de janeiro after a video of a black man being asphyxiated in the back of a police car causes shock and anger. real madrid has won the uefa champions league final for the 14th time, beating liverpool 1—0 at the stade de france in paris.
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the drama started before kick—off when turnstiles at the liverpool end stopped working. the authorities say that's because some fans had fake tickets. some liverpool fans reportedly tried to force their way into the stadium, but they were forced back by riot police who used tear gas to disperse the crowds. we've been stuck at this gate since quarter past 6pm. i got really bad asthma, and i've been tear gassed twice. i'm really, really struggling. the match was delayed by more than half an hour to try to get all fans with valid tickets into the stadium. uefa, the union of european football associations, released this statement about the delay. it says...
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our correspondent danjohnson, who was in the fanzone near the stadium when the match got under way, had this to say about the delayed kick—off. kick—off delayed by 35—40 minutes because of access issues around the stade de france _ we've seen some videos on social media of some fans trying to get away from being tear gassed by the french police. not quite clear exactly what led to those delays and those access problems, but certainly everybody who should've been wasn't in the ground at the original kick—off time. and it looks like some fans may have managed to get into
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the stadium without tickets. that's why the french police is saying that they needed to send in more officers to try to actually differentiate who in the crowd had tickets, who was eligible to come forward, but we've seen some complaints from fans about not enough gates being opened, about not being able to get close enough to the ground from the station. so, some access problems which caused that delay to kick—off. we spoke earlier with roopa vyas, a big liverpool fan and an ambassador for hergametoo, a group who raise awareness about sexism in football. she described how people close to her lived the moments of chaos before kick—off outside the stade de france. from what i know people - were there around two or three hours before kick—off trying l to gain access and i was told that turnstiles were closed i so there was only one gate
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instead of six in one area. and obviously this led - to overcrowding and people being pushed and then i know later on tear gas was used. i there were children in these crowds. . there were some disabled fans in these crowds. - i don't think any sort - of care was taken by any authorities in the area. once the match got underway, liverpool's determination was clear and they dominated the first half, but despite several chances to score, they couldn't put the ball away. just before half—time, karim benzema put the ball in the back of the net, but after a lengthy wait, he was declared offside and the goal was disallowed. real madrid came out fighting in the second half, putting the liverpool defence under pressure time and again, and it paid off when viniciusjunior scored, putting real madrid one up. liverpool were unable to claw back an equaliser, giving real madrid their 14th uefa champions league win. let's bring you some live pictures now from the fanzone. it's been apparently in the
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run—up to the match, a very good atmosphere and it certainly looked like that for the pictures we were seeing come of the live pictures coming through as someone can only hope that has continued after the match but very relaxed indeed and no doubt a wonderful evening. apart from the very unfortunate start. president biden has urged americans to "make their voices heard" as he renewed his appeal for tighter gun controls. it follows the massacre at a school in texas in which 19 children and two teachers died. meanwhile, the former us president donald trump and other leading republicans have dismissed calls for gun reform, saying the shooting was a reason to arm, not disarm. our north america correspondent barbara plett usher reports. just days ago, children cowered on the floor in this school as a killer armed with assault rifles stalked their classroom, the latest victims of a uniquely american tragedy. president biden addressed the parents�* heartbreak in a speech at a graduation ceremony.
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he'll be visiting the town tomorrow. those parents are literally preparing to bury their children. in the united states of america, to bury their children. there's too much violence, too much fear, too much grief. the massacre thrust the issue of gun control back into national focus. gun rights activists said they were horrified by the violence, but the national rifle association went ahead with its convention in texas, supported by its high—profile champion. like others, he insisted the solution had nothing to do with guns. the existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law—abiding citizens who know how to use theirweapon and can protect a lot of people. the existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law—abiding citizens. it's taking our babies!
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the convention was a target for growing outrage over mass shootings with assault weapons and over the fierce opposition to gun control in the republican party. here in uvalde, people say something has to be done, but they're reluctant to get into the bitter partisan debate over gun restrictions. and they're consumed with the process of grieving, planning funerals now that will start to take place in the coming days. the sorrow here is mixed with anger over mistakes made by the police. this man, ruben mata montemayor, heard the gunshots from a distance. he found out later they'd killed his great—granddaughter. where was the police that's supposed to be there to protect them kids? why, why, why? there are no answers here. they're beseeching a higher power to help them. barbara plett usher, bbc news, uvalde, texas. jacklyn schildkraut is associate professor of criminal justice at the state university of new york. she explained why it's so difficult to change gun laws in the us.
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guns are just an incredibly polarised issue in our political sphere, and even those measures that 90% of our general public agree on, whether they are, you know, democrats or republicans, gun owners, non—gun owners, and nra members and non—nra members, such as universal background checks, still aren't getting past by members of congress. it's just an incredibly polarised issue that hasn't made any progress for decades. then looking at some sort of psychological profiling to identify much earlier on that there may be a problem, what do you think could be done there? you know, there's a lot of challenges with attempting to psychologically profile mass shooters. there's considerable variability within the individuals, such as their sociodemographic backgrounds, but also there's a lot of variability in their motivations that makes pinpointing one specific profile or even a series of profiles very difficult. where there's actually more traction to be gained is the fact that
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while their psychological backgrounds and motivations may be different, the trajectory in which they're going from those motivations to the attack is often very similar in terms of their behaviour. so, when you say trajectory, what do you mean? do you mean the course of events? yes, we typically see that they follow the same sort of pre—attack behaviours, from making a decision that they're going to carry out their plan in a violent that they've been fantasising about. they'll begin gathering weapons and ammunition, possibly body armour as we've seen a few times. they'll test locations after they've picked one to kind of understand the security of it. they'll study previous shooters, and they also engage in the process of leakage, where they often will broadcast in some way, whether it's person—to—person or posting online, their intentions or their plans. so, leakage would be very close to the event itself. that's the difficulty. is that the case? not necessarily. these individuals leak far in advance.
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we saw actually the buffalo shooter had been posting online forfive months prior to his attack. so, it's something that actually can really happen anywhere in that process. mm—hm. and donald trump, of course, was talking about more security at schools. is that a sensible way forward? you know, our schools are very security—driven as it already is. millions and millions of dollars, actually billions of dollars are spent each year to keep schools safe and secure. the challenge is we need to know or to ensure that those security measures are being used effectively, so for instance one thing that we know today is that most schools use a single point of entry once the day is in session. but in this case with uvalde, it sounds like a door was propped open and that's how he was able to more easily gain access to the school. the leaders of france and germany have made a joint appeal to president putin to hold serious talks with the ukrainian president, volodymyr zelensky, as russia claims to have made strategically significant gains. ukraine has warned it may have to withdraw from severodonetsk,
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the easternmost city it still controls. it comes as the russian ambassador to the uk told the bbc that moscow will not use tactical nuclear weapons in the battle for ukraine. our world affairs correspondent caroline hawley reports. russian forces in action in eastern ukraine, where they're making advances. moscow says its forces have captured the town of lyman, an important railway hub, and the key city of severodonestk is now in its sights. translation: if the occupiers think that lyman and _ severodonetsk will be theirs, they are wrong. donbas will be ukrainian. but this is the kind of firepower russia is bringing to bear on the region, and after three months of war, ukraine wants more help from the west to resist. today, president putin spoke to his french and german counterparts, who urged him to hold direct and serious negotiations with ukraine to end the conflict. remember this moment at the start of the war, when president putin alarmed
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the world by announcing he'd put russia's nuclear deterrent forces on high alert. russia has the world's biggest nuclear arsenal, and this exercise just before the invasion involved nuclear weapons, but the bbc�*s been told it's unlikely to use them in ukraine. do you believe that there could be the use of a tactical nuclear weapon in the war in ukraine? _ no. tactical nuclear weapon i in accordance with russian military doctrine is not used in conflicts like that at all. l so, you do not believe that will happen? i don't think so. can you categorically say it will not happen? we have a very strict provision on the issues of the use - of tactical nuclear weapon, and it is mainly— when the existence of. the state is endangered. it has nothing to do- with the current operation. but russia does still want to display its military
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might to the world. here, a missile is test—fired that president putin says can travel at nine times the speed of sound, its range over 600 miles. the images released today by russia's defence ministry carry a message of the potential reach of its destructive power. caroline hawley, bbc news. you are watching bbc news. a reminder of our headlines — real madrid win the champions league final after a 1—0 victory over liverpool in paris. the match was delayed by more than half an hour as fans struggled to get into the stadium. president biden renews his appeal for tighter gun controls following the texas elementary school shooting as the parents prepare to bury their children. the death of a black man forced into the boot of a police car, where a gas grenade was set off, has sparked outrage in brazil. police stopped genivaldo de jesus santos in the street in the north—eastern city
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of umbauba, sergipe state, on wednesday. this video footage shows two officers holding down the boot with the man inside as thick smoke billowed from the car. an autopsy confirmed mr santos died of asphyxiation. pedro borges, editor in chief of alma preta, a journalism agency specialising in racial issues, talked to us about the reality for black brazilians. we are talking about a really historical and a really a crisis that we face in brazil. the police brutality is just one face of the huge problem that we have to deal with in our routine.
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but people face a really huge problem on health system, education system, but in the security public, we face death all the time. so this police brutality happens like every day in brazil. we are all the time reporting cases like this one, but even when we are reporting cases in our routine, when we face something that happened to genivaldo something that even us who are accustomed with that, we feel, you know, really, really bad and really sorry for what's going on here in brazil. some ukrainian families have been living in a metro station in the country's second largest city of kharkiv for more than three months. now that the metro is being reopened, they're worried about being evicted because they have nowhere else to go, as 0lga malchevska reports. as the sirens echo throughout kharkiv, life continues underground. kharkiv underground has been home to the local hiding from shelling for almost three months.
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at one point, there were over 2000 people living down here. those who are left say they have nowhere to go. this woman says her tears say it all and that the situation is very hard. her home was bombed at the start of the war. she's been wearing the same clothes since the day she arrived. she asks, "why the suffering?" dozens of strangers and their pets had been forced to share this space for months. without fresh air or the ability to wash, many are getting sick. translation: my god, j we had everything here. rotavirus, coronavirus, hot problems, livers as people have been lying on the floor here. translation: we got ill many times. - there are lots of infections here.
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everybody coughs. natalia's home was under fire, but she still makes short visits so she and her daughter can shower. i asked her if she wants to go home. she says not really. after all the bad dreams she has had, it's scary for her. she wants the war to end. for others, the thought of going home is more frightening than the risk of infection down here. with the metro reopened, people fear they may soon be evicted. they have already been moved from the platform to the other parts of the station. translation: we live near the ring road, which is the area - that is being shelled the most, and weare going to be - evicted from here. where are we going to go? this is our bomb shelter, and i
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soon we won't have it any more. that's how the buildings look just four minutes' drive from the underground station where we were filming. many people told me that their homes are somewhere in this area, and when you look at the devastation here, it's very difficult to imagine that somebody can come back here to live. the mayor of kharkiv has promised residents who have nowhere to go will be taken to hostels in a safer part of the city. but many are still waiting, and some, like this woman and her mum, have decided to return to their home which could be shelled anytime. olga malchevska, bbc news, kharkiv. the rising cost of living is impacting people in countries all around the globe. in new zealand, inflation is at a 30—year high and people are dealing with a worsening housing crisis, high food prices and wages that are much lower than their australian neighbours. that's prompted some to leave the country altogether. shaimaa khalil�*s report starts in wellington, new zealand. i mean, the pay is not keeping up with the cost of living. i don't know how i'm
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going to continue to work in this field and survive. can we aim it back at that one? he looks a bit sad, he definitely needs more water. hannah loves her early childhood teaching job. she says the magic moments of the kids learning new things bring herjoy and pride. and yet she feels undervalued. with a low wage and rising prices, it's been hard to make ends meet. i don't know that necessarily this role is something i can continue for the rest of my life. at least not if there aren't going to be pay increases. which is sad. just all of the essential kind of items that you need to live are incredibly expensive. inflation is the highest it's been in 30 years. partly because of the increase in price of petrol, and while the new zealand government has tried to introduce some short—term measures like subsidising fuel prices and cutting the cost of public transport in half, there's not much they can do about food.
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fruit and vegetables have risen 18% in the last year. it's bad news for hannah, who's a vegan. it's insane to see how much it's gone up. cauliflowers, broccoli, these really basic vegetables that should be, you know, accessible to people are no longer the case. new zealand's capital, wellington, has been ranked one of the world's least affordable cities for buying a house. the picture is also grim for renters, with a rise of 12% in the past year. to keep costs down, hannah shares a house with others. they say with the current prices, none of them could ever contemplate owning a home. i have an infection i can't afford to go the doctors with right now. like, i'm in the process of selling my computer| because i'd rather not have a computer andl have something to... food.
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yeah, food. at least three of this small group are thinking about leaving new zealand. every year, tens of thousands of new zealanders move abroad, and many choose australia. it's a country where they have the right to live and to work. and lately, the rising cost of living in new zealand has been a major push. take chris and his family. they have recently left wellington to start a new life here in brisbane. chris is a builder. he and his wife, harmony, decided to move here a few months ago. despite owning their home and both are earning fairly good salaries back in wellington, they were still struggling. we've noticed australians saying the cost of is going up, and we're looking at them and saying that was the cost of living five years ago for us. living in brisbane and being away from the rest of her family was a difficult decision for harmony. when are you going to go back home? i'm not going back home. new zealand is home. you don't get a choice.
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if you want to live, you have to move, or new zealand has to change. and i want a future for my children, and there's none in new zealand. sorry. hannah says she wants to put down roots in new zealand, but with her current financial situation, she just can't see how that will happen. shaimaa khalil, bbc news. travel has been disrupted in parts of the uk after airlines cancelled flights at the start of the half term break. the companies tui and easyjet apologised, blaming a range of issues including air traffic restrictions. there were queues at the port of dover, too, as liverpool fans heading to parisjoined other holiday—makers heading across the channel. our correspondent simonjones reports. the great getaway is not so great when you're stuck in queues at dover. football fans and half—term holiday—makers faced delays of several hours. charlotte nobbs was trying to hitchhike her way to see family in france
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after exhausting other options. i was supposed to go and fly this morning back to france. my flight got cancelled, so i did a bit of off the top of my head, took a train to dover and hoped i could hitchhike my way back home. well, not home technically, but... lots of disruption. lots of disruptions. how are you feeling? tired. we're only from maidstone, so it's 45 minutes' drive. and it's taken us about six and a half hours, seven hours. seven and a half hours. seven and a half hours now, sorry. hours to get to this point. as well as a big increase in tourist traffic, p&o are running a reduced ferry service after sacking 800 workers earlier this year, and there are now increased post—brexit checks. it's adding up to a bit of a perfect storm here in dover. hundreds of lorries were also trying to cross the channel. the coast guard brought in to distribute food and drink to those delayed. people were queueing around the block for eurostar services at st pancras in london,
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but some won't get away at all. easyjet has cancelled more than 200 flights over the next ten days. rob gore and his three children boarded their tui flight to turkey only for it to be cancelled. he faces missing a family wedding. they've been heartbroken, and when the news was announced on the plane by the pilot, the kids just burst into tears. notjust ours, but every other kid on there. airlines, airports, ports and ferry companies are apologising for the disruption, but are warning there may be more difficult days ahead. simonjones, bbc news, dover. tha cannes film festival awards have been announced. sweden's ruben ostlund has won the top prize, the palme d'or, with triangle of sadness. the film is about a cruise for the super—rich that sinks leaving survivors trapped on an island. that's it. this is bbc world news. thanks forjoining us.
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hello there. on saturday, the lion's share of the sunshine and warmth was found across the south and the west of the uk. temperatures were above 20 degrees in a few places, and at newquay in cornwall, beautiful blue skies overhead. further north and east, there was a bit more cloud and it did feel quite a lot cooler. and as we move through sunday, with high pressure to the north—west of us and low pressure to the north—east, that'll be driving quite a brisk northerly wind. and that will bring a rather cool feel for many. temperatures will be a little disappointing for the time of year. so, generally speaking, it will be rather cool through sunday, particularly where we have areas of cloud and some showers, which could be heavy and thundery. equally there will be some spells of sunshine in between, but we'll see showers from the word go across parts of wales, the midlands, some north sea coasts as well. showers drifting towards
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the south west of england, where they will turn heavy and thundery, and for many places, it will be rather cloudy. not least in the north east of scotland, where that cloud will produce some spots of rain. coupled with quite a brisk north or north—westerly wind, it will feel decidedly cool, just 9—11 degrees. maybe 14 in glasgow. not too many showers for southern scotland or for northern ireland. scattered showers across england and wales, especially for south west england and south wales, where some of the showers will be heavy and thundery into the afternoon. top temperatures 15—16 degrees. now, as we head through sunday night and into the early hours of monday, many of the showers in the south will clear, but at the same time will bring areas of cloud down across scotland. some showery rain with that, a few showers running down the east coast of england as well. and it's going to be quite a chilly night. temperatures widely down into single digits. one or two places 3—4 degrees briefly around dawn on monday. for monday, yes, we'll see some spells of sunshine, but often quite large amounts of cloud and some heavy,
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potentially thundery showers breaking out. just about anywhere could catch a shower. and those temperatures still a little below par, 11—16 degrees. now, as we look deeper into the coming week, this area of low pressure is going to wobble its way westwards, so that will bring some showers at times once again on tuesday, some heavy, thundery ones in places. signs are it will slowly dry out a little through the week, but there's still a bit of uncertainty about the jubilee weekend forecast.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: the start of the champions league final in paris was delayed by 30 minutes, as police used tear gas on supporters struggling to get into the stade de france. real madrid beat liverpool 1—0 to take the title for a record 14th time. president biden has renewed his appeal for tighter gun controls, following the texas elementary school shooting. mr biden is due to visit the town of uvalde — where 19 children and two teachers were killed — ahead of the first of this week's funerals. france and germany have urged president putin to engage in peace talks as russia continues its offensive in the dombas. the russian ambassador to the uk has told the bbc that moscow will not use tactical nuclear weapons
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in the battle for ukraine.


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