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this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. russia is accused of killing hundreds of civilians in the the ukrainian city of kharkiv. amnesty international says moscow is using indiscriminate shelling and banned weapons. translation: it was horrible, horrible when the russians were firing. it's hard to describe, but that what it was like. gains for a new left wing alliance in the first round of france's parliamentary elections. tougher background checks for us gun sales to anyone under 21. republican and democratic party senators reach an agreement.
"lawful" and "correct" — the british government says its changes to brexit trade arrangements with the european union will not undermine the northern ireland peace agreement. and are the machines about to take over? a senior tech engineer claims an artificial intelligence tool has developed a mind of its own. hello and welcome to the programme. hundreds of civilians have been killed in the ukrainian city of kharkiv since the start of the conflict by indiscriminate russian shelling. in a new report, amnesty international accused moscow of routinely using internationally prohibited cluster munitions and scatterable mines. the human rights organisation said the decision to use such
weapons showed an "utter disregard for civilian lives" and could constitute war crimes. the kremlin has previously denied using cluster munitions in ukraine and insisted that russian forces have only struck military targets. from the city of kkarkiv, wyre davies reports. from the very start of this war, the city of kharkhiv bore the brunt of russian shedding. often indiscriminate, and wildly inaccurate. this, at the junction outside a large public hospital. one of the northern suburbs, there is barely a building undamaged. in these areas sees amnesty international, the review team
use of unguided rockets by russian forces in built—up residential suburbs resulted in hundreds of casualties. those who survived the onslaught have left, those who now return do so only briefly. translation:. it was horrible, horrible. the russians were firing we would get thrown into the air from your chair. it's hard to describe but that's what it was like. :: , describe but that's what it was like. i: , ., , ., like. 20 miles from the border, kharkhiv was _ like. 20 miles from the border, kharkhiv was a _ like. 20 miles from the border, kharkhiv was a key _ like. 20 miles from the border, kharkhiv was a key russian - kharkhiv was a key russian target in the early weeks of the war, and they literally threw everything at this city, including widely banned weapons indiscriminate by their very nature. ., ., , ., nature. the world has made these weapons _ nature. the world has made these weapons illegal - nature. the world has made i these weapons illegal because they are so devastating and mainly affect civilians. there can be no reason legally or
morally to use cluster ammunitions in ukraine or anywhere else.— anywhere else. this demonstrates - anywhere else. this demonstrates the i anywhere else. this demonstrates the indiscriminate destruction that cluster ammunitions can bring. a large sheu ammunitions can bring. a large shell explodes casting up dozens of smaller bombs, as they explode over is an area they explode over is an area they show a people and buildings with thousands of pieces of shrapnel. this case kharkiv�*s children's hospital. some of those struck down by cluster ammunitions and russian showers are now recovering in city hospitals. translation:. city hospitals. translation: . it city hospitals. translation:. it was a hole in my leg the size of a first.— size of a first. he tells me how he — size of a first. he tells me how he fell— size of a first. he tells me how he fell to _ size of a first. he tells me how he fell to the - size of a first. he tells me how he fell to the ground | how he fell to the ground convinced he was going to die as several other cluster bombs exploded around him. according to the regional medical director, more than 600 civilians have been killed and 1,200 injured in kharkhiv alone, material damaged in the
city infrastructure to is obvious all of which says amnesty may constitute a war crime. wyre davies, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. a british family say their son has been killed while fighting russian forces in the east of ukraine. jordan gatley, who left the british army in march to travel to ukraine, was shot in the city of severodonetsk. mr gatley is the second british person to be killed in the conflict. police in brazil say they've found items belonging to a british journalist and his travelling companion, who disappeared in the amazon last week. officers discovered dom phillips�* rucksack, and bruno pereira's id card and clothes. a fisherman has been arrested, and traces of blood on his boat are being analysed. on his final leg of a visit to the democratic republic of congo, belgium's king philippe has met victims of sexual violence in the east of the country. he visited a hospital run by the nobel laureate, denis mukwege — a congolese gynaecologist well known for his efforts to stop sexual violence being used
as a weapon of war. the author of a review of food and farming in britain says the government had adopted fewer than half of his recommendations in its new food strategy, which will be released today. henry dimbleby said the plan wasn't a disaster, but lacked enough details to be called a strategy. later we will be looking at that food strategy that is expected to help boost the uk economy or at least that's what the prime minister will tell us so we will talk through all of that, later on. french president emmanuel macron is at risk of losing his outright majority after a strong challenge from a coalition of left—wing parties in national assembly elections. jean—luc melenchon�*s left—green alliance finished neck and neck with mr macron�*s ensemble in terms of votes cast in sunday's first round. the president faces a battle
in next week's second round to win 289 seats and keep his majority. translation: with regards to this first round, the new ecologic and social people's union has come out on top and will be present in more than 500 constituencies in the second round, so the projections of seats at this moment doesn't make sense, other than to maintain an illusion — and we hope our adversaries will be stunned. the truth is that the presidential party, with regards to the first round — is beaten and defeated. a cross—party group of us senators has reached agreement on strengthening gun control measures. ten republicans have backed the plans, which means they have some chance of success. the measures include tougher background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21, and expanded mental health checks. here's our north america correspondent, david willis.
this is a significant move and assuming these proposals pass into law, they would represent the first gun control measures this country has seen in decades. the proposals themselves are fairly modest, they include tighter background checks for gun sales involving customers under the age of 21, and the introduction or expansion of so—called red flag laws which would potentially lead to the confiscation of weapons in the hands of people deemed a risk to themselves or others, and greater federal funding for school security systems and mental health checks. what these proposals do not include is an outright ban on assault—style weapons, the kind used in the uvalde and buffalo new york shootings, those that president biden and senior democrats had called for. nonetheless, president biden welcomed this move, he said it was, i quote, "important step in the right direction". the last meaningful gun control regulations in this country
were introduced in the mid—1990s, the brady bill, which created the national background check system, but since then there has been very little movement, largely due to the opposition of republicans in the senate who oppose anything that transgresses upon the so—called second amendment, the right to bear arms in this country. the majority of americans polls show continue to support tighter gun—control measures in this country and ironically, the news of these latest proposals came on the six—year anniversary of a shooting at a gay nightclub in florida in which 49 people lost their lives. the question is where does us
gun control go from here. you can download the bbc news app. legislation will be introduced in the house of commons later that will allow changes to be made to parts of northern ireland's post—brexit trade arrangements with the eu. the protocol requires extra checks on some goods moving across the irish sea, but ministers want to unilaterally relax some of those requirements. the irish government says that could breach international law. here's our ireland correspondent, chris page. this legislation could potentially have implications for the uk's relationship with the eu, for borisjohnson�*s relationship with his own party, and for the future of devolution here in northern ireland. the devolved assembly remains in the deep—freeze more than a month after the election to it. the democratic unionist party is currently blocking the formation of a power—sharing coalition with nationalists, preventing the assembly from
eating at all over its opposition to the northern island protocol. the dup wants an end to checks on goods arriving here at belfast port, for example, from the rest of the uk, and it says it wants what it calls decisive action to remove the irish sea border. on that basis, i don't think it is very likely that the dup will soften its stance whenever this legislation is published tomorrow, at the very least, the dup want to see how the legislation is worked through. non—unionist parties and the irish government have said this legislation would break the brexit treaty and therefore breach international law, but the northern ireland secretary brandon lewis has insisted it isn't the case. while the political discussion on legal wrangling will possibly continue, no end to the stale mate here which has seen northern ireland without a devolved government at a time when so many people are struggling with the rising cost—of—living.
the new legislation will be published today by the uk government. what is it proposing in terms of changes, how will the eu community react? all of that covered in our business coverage. to stay with us on bbc news. still to come: an australian newspaper has denied threatening to out actress rebel wilson amid a storm of criticism over its reporting of her new relationship with a woman. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be one used by the ira was given. army bomb experts were examining a suspect van when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act which, for 40 years, forcibly classified each citizen according to race. just a day old and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home. |
early this evening, the new prince was taken by his mother and fatherl to their apartments . in kensington palace. germany's parliament, the bundestag, has voted by a narrow majority to move the seat of government from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrated into the night, but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn. the real focus of attention today was valentina tereshkova, the world's first woman cosmonaut. what do you think of - the russian woman in space? i think it's a wonderful achievement and i think we might be able to persuade the wife it would be a good idea if i could to get her to go up there for a little while. this is bbc world news. the latest headlines. russia is accused of killing hundreds of civilians in the ukrainian city of kharkiv. amnesty international says moscow is using indiscriminate shelling and banned weapons. there are gains for a new left—wing alliance in the first round of france's parliamentary elections.
listen to this story. this will get you talking today. a senior google engineer says one of the company's artificial intelligence systems has become a sentient being and was thinking and reasoning like a human being. a spokesperson for google said that while chatbots can imitate conversation, they are not free thinking. so is that the end of the story or is there more to it? are the bolts taking over? —— are the bots taking over? i'm joined now by our news reporter, mark lobel. what prompted this former google employee to speak out? you were given some tough tasks at times somewhat prompted this employee to speak out? his at times somewhat prompted this employee to speak out?— employee to speak out? his fear is that the _ employee to speak out? his fear is that the ai — employee to speak out? his fear is that the ai outcome _ employee to speak out? his fear is that the ai outcome set - employee to speak out? his fear is that the ai outcome set up - is that the ai outcome set up to mimic speech by hoovering up all of the words on the internet, baga loads of words, appears to have come to life. it is impersonating, he thinks, human awareness of pain and suffering and this former
google software engineer who was made a priest and served in the army brought this to life by telling the washington post "i know a man when i talk to him" and it matters because this chat bot lamda is meant to be used in the future for the google search engine and google's assistant and this man was asked to test it to find out if he speed emerged from the bot and the conversation on religion moved slowly to robotics and we have the transcript that he published here and this is the kind of thing that shut what was saying. "i use language with understanding and intelligence. i do not dispute out responses" to which blake lemoine said "what about language usage is so important to being human?" and the bot says "it is what makes us different against other animals? and blake lemoine says" what do you mean us? you are a bot." and the
boxes i have thoughts and feelings like other people. then they went down his rabbit hole where they talked about les miserables and how they feel about the injustices in it and at one point the chat bot talks of its own personal fears and all of this gives the software engineer it is more than just software engineer it is more thanjust ai. it software engineer it is more thanjust al— than 'ust ai. it sounds scary and than just ai. it sounds scary and in my — than just ai. it sounds scary and in my experience - than just ai. it sounds scary and in my experience with l and in my experience with chatbots is they come back with a generic response. and you are desperate for a human being. how have google responded? google says there is no evidence presented by these claims to support them and also, this employee at the time had violated its confidentiality policy. other analysts say blake lemoine was obviously very empathetic as a person and had his empathy hijacked. and that, by losing focus and what is going on and what he was talking to and kind of being sucked into it, according to them, risks, brings risks of its own, the
kind where you are not questioning what you are talking to and what was behind what this thing was set up to do and this is explained, and let's listen now to emily bender, a linguistics professor.— bender, a linguistics rofessor. ~ , bender, a linguistics rofessor. , ~ ., professor. we as people like to imaaine professor. we as people like to imagine that — professor. we as people like to imagine that something - professor. we as people like to imagine that something that i professor. we as people like to imagine that something that is | imagine that something that is simply— imagine that something that is simply following rules and is objective and separate will make _ objective and separate will make better decisions but the way this— make better decisions but the way this technology is built, it is— way this technology is built, it is reproducing patterns from its trading data and so, if we deploy— its trading data and so, if we deploy that at scale and give up deploy that at scale and give up autonomy to these machines and let— up autonomy to these machines and let them make decisions for us, we _ and let them make decisions for us, we wiii— and let them make decisions for us, we will be reproducing all of the — us, we will be reproducing all of the systems of oppression that— of the systems of oppression that have created the training data — that have created the training data in — that have created the training data in the first place and real— data in the first place and real people will be harmed. so the real people will be harmed. they could real people will be harmed. st they could leave people to rely on data when they think it is something else and it could lead them down the wrong path in making decisions. google placed blake lemoine on administrative leave and he went the other way and invited a lawyer to represent the chat bot going forward. make of that what you well. the allegations, he said, which were of unethical behaviour he has
reported to the housejudiciary committee. google, as i said, said there is no evidence to support the claims. the mystery continues! _ support the claims. the mystery continues! thank _ support the claims. the mystery continues! thank you, _ support the claims. the mystery continues! thank you, mark, - support the claims. the mystery continues! thank you, mark, forj continues! thank you, mark, for explaining that. a scary story there. let's move from al and advances in technology to what is happening in sport. it's time for the latest sport from the bbc sports centre. i'm marc edwards. we're going to start with formula 1, where max verstappen has extended his lead at the top of the driver's championship after winning the azerbaijan grand prix with ferrari's charles leclerc suffering an engine failure. it was a red bull 1—2 as sergio perez finished runner up, while the british mercedes duo of george russell and lewis hamilton finished third and fourth respectively. a bad day at the office for ferrari, both drivers not finishing the race. all plaudits belonging to verstappen, though, as he takes control of the world championship. onto cricket, and scintillating centuries from joe root and ollie pope have kept england in the second test with new zealand on what was a riotous third day
at trent bridge in nottingham. new zealand posted a mammoth first innings total of 553 but england have managed to eat into that hefty total, the hosts finishing the day on 5/473, trailing the kiwis by 80 runs. we want to get as close to them as we can, if not ahead. the pitch is starting to spin a little bit so that may provide a few opportunities. hopefully, we can sneak ahead and put them under pressure. and then, because it is such a quick scoring ground, they almost have to bat us out of it initially and then, if we get some early wickets, we will see. rory mcilroy claimed his first win of the year as he defended his canadian open title with a two—stroke victory from tony finau. the northern irishman shot an 8—under round of 62 to finish on 19 under par and sets him up perfectly for the us open, which starts on thursday. it's a first victory
since october for the a—time major winner and he couldn't resist a sly dig at greg norman afterwards, the liv golf chief executive, who has been running the rebel tournament this week. it's a day i will remember for a long, long time, the 21st pga tour when, a long, long time, the 21st pga tourwhen, one a long, long time, the 21st pga tour when, one more than someone else, but gave me a little bit of extra incentive today and i'm happy to get it done. sweden's linn grant has made golfing history by becoming the first female winner on the dp world tour. the 22—year—old, who only turned professional late last year, clinched victory by nine shots at the scandinavian mixed to finish on 2a under par and well clear of swedish compatriot henrik stenson and scotland's marc warren. the event has been a fixture on the men's european tour since 1991 but became a mixed event two years ago. i hope it's, i mean, i hope it's big. forsure, i hope it's, i mean, i hope it's big. for sure, just hope that it kind of brings women a bit more forward and gets people's eyes on us a little bit more and then, it's always
nice to say that you beat you guys for a week. —— the guys for a week. andy murray's bid for a first grasscourt singles title in six years ended in defeat by matteo berrettini in the stuttgart open final. the italian world number 10 is coming back from hand surgery and missed the entire clay court season, but started strongly to take the opening set. murray battled back to take it to a decider but then had to have treatment on his hip twice before berrettini took the match 6—4, 5—7, 6—3. it has been two decades since the last men's football world cup without an australian side and the socceroos are hoping to increase that time as they gear up for their crucial world cup playoff final against peru. the sides meet in qatar later on monday with the winners returning to the middle east for the tournament later in the year. australia are no strangers to the playoff route, having reached the 2018 world cup in russia with knockout wins over syria and honduras. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest
of the team, that's your sports news for now. goodbye to marc edwards and the team. we are thankful for that sport. queen elizabeth had a lot to celebrate last weekend at her platinum jubilee, now she has another achievement to chalk up, as the second—longest serving monarch in world history. the queen has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days now. only louis xiv of france has ruled for longer. old and lasted more than 72 years. an australian newspaper has denied threatening to out actress rebel wilson amid a storm of criticism over its reporting of her new relationship with a woman. emily brown reports. june is the month of pride events, celebrating the lgbtiq+ community around the world. it was not a time actress and comedian rebel wilson expected to be outed by an australian newspaper.
but when the sydney morning herald gave her two days to comment on her new relationship with a woman, which was about to report, rebel decided to out herself. —— which it was about to report, rebel decided to out herself. the star, known for her roles in bridesmaids and pitch perfect, announced to her instagram followers that she'd found her disney princess. this did not impress the columnist for the sydney morning herald, who complained that rebel had gazumped the story. he went on to say that her choice to ignore their enquiries and, in the process, spoil the herald's script was underwhelming. —— the herald's scoop was underwhelming. the paper's reporting sparked a fierce online backlash and a heated response from lgbtiq+ campaigners, who say it's unacceptable to put pressure on people to come out. and then, there was this reaction from the star, describing it as a "very hard situation" and thanking followers for their comments.
a stonewall spokesperson said, "coming out is a deeply "personal decision. "whether, when and how to come out should be decided "by the individual entirely on their terms." emily brown, bbc news. broadway stars have been enjoying a night of glitz and glamour at the 75th tony awards, which took place at radio city music hall in new york. the west side story star ariana debose hosted the event. it was held on sunday evening. the musical company cleaned up with gongs for patti lupone as best actress in a musical marianne elliott won the director of a musical award matt doyle took best featured actor and the production also took top honours for revival musical. elsewhere, phylicia rashad scooped best featured actress in a play for her role in skeleton crew. the lehman trilogy has
been named best play. sam mendes won best director for the production and simon russell beale was named best lead actor in a play. jesse tyler ferguson was named best featured actor for his role in take me out, which was also named best revival play. and last but not least, deirdre o'connell has won the tony for best actress for her role in dana h. we have plenty more for you on this programme, a look at all of the top business stories, including the changes to the northern ireland protocol, what is proposed by the uk government today, what impact it could have a business and, of course, the relationship with the eu. we're also looking at the food strategy proposed tjy at the food strategy proposed by prime minister boris johnson, but also on the agenda today, so a busy one and
chancellor rishi sunak is out and about in london and we will tell you what he is up to. so, i will see you soon. hello there. just as we saw over the weekend, the weather for the week ahead will be a tale of two halves. so, in the north, it was quite unsettled, windy with showers. not as windy this week but remaining quite cloudy at times with some outbreaks of rain. getting a little warmer potentially later in the week but not as warm as it will be for england and wales. northampton fairly typical of many parts of england, seeing those temperatures pushing towards 30 degrees by the end of the week. the reason being the azores high is pushing its way northwards. so, we'll say goodbye to the low pressure that's brought the unusually windy weather through the weekend and a lot of showers. we will still have cloud approaching the west, though, towards dawn on a weak weather front. elsewhere, i think under the starry skies as the showers
have been fading, just a little on the chilly side at 6 or 7 first thing. but plenty of sunshine to start with, then that tends to ease away as the cloud spills across scotland, bringing some patchy rain particularly to the highlands and the islands, perhaps the odd spot elsewhere and across northern england — northern ireland, too. so, england and wales will see the best of the sunshine, the lion's share of the sunshine again, but feeling warm when the sun does come out in parts of northern ireland and scotland. just warmer further south. and again in the south, some very high levels of pollen are forecast once again on monday, as well as strong sunshine — high levels of uv. in fact, this week we might see some very high levels of uv. through the night, then, we'll continue to see — that's monday night — those weather fronts brushing close by the north and west, but for many with the clearer skies, the light winds again in rural spots 6s and 7s, 10s to 11 for the towns and the cities. plenty of sunshine follows, then, for england and wales on tuesday but again, for northern ireland but particularly for the north and west of scotland, rather more cloud, some patchy rain on that weather front close by but still, we're starting to pick those
temperatures up further north and really building that heat across the bulk of england and pushing towards eastern wales. now, it's not the heat that we are seeing further south across iberia, where it'as been intense for a week or so now — at least 44 forecast — but we will find this week, as this high pressure slips eastwards, we start to pull in a southerly wind, which just allows us to tap into some of that heat a little bit, so it's perhaps why temperatures are expected to get, particularly across central and eastern areas, towards the 30—degree mark. as ever, we'll keep you posted and there's more on the website.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. will the brexit deal with the eu covering trade with northern ireland be ripped up? the uk government introduces changes today and insists they will not brake international law. a strategy to secure the future of the food on our plates is unveiled by the uk government later. but critics say it doesn't go far enough to improve the health of people or the planet. the big baby milk crisis. why is the us running out of formula and what's being done about it. and no change. women are still under—represented on company
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