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welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm arunoday mukharji. let us get you the headlines — the first flight due to take asylum—seekers from britain to rwanda has been cancelled after a series of legal actions meant there was no—one left on the plane. the uk's home secretary, priti patel, says she is "disappointed" by the legal interventions, but won't be deterred from controlling britain's borders. russia's push into the industrial heartland of ukraine continues. it's giving civilians just hours to get out of the city of severodonetsk. # somebody to lean on...# prince william and his wife kate mark the fifth anniversary of a catastrophic tower block fire
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in london in which 72 people died. music. and could the best be yet to come? after nine years together, the k—pop supergroup bts announce they're taking a break to focus on their solo careers. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. welcome to the programme. it's 6am in the morning in singapore and ”pm in the evening in the uk, where the first scheduled flight due to take migrants from britain to rwanda under a controversial agreement was stopped at the last minute. the flight was meant to be removing dozens of people, but a series of legal challenges progressively reduced that number to zero.
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the flight was due to take off from a military facility in the south of england. our correspondent duncan kennedy is there. thank you very much for coming up for us. there has been lots of surprises in store really, and what is the latest and what are you seeing at the moment? surprise hardly does _ seeing at the moment? surprise hardly does it — seeing at the moment? surprise hardly does itjustice, _ seeing at the moment? surprise hardly does itjustice, what - seeing at the moment? surprise hardly does itjustice, what is i hardly does itjustice, what is happening here in the past few hours what is happening really if the flight is not leaving a mess of bottom line message and all of this, after hours and hours of uncertainty both legally and technically is within the flight would take off, we just found out in the past 45 minutes or so that it's going nowhere from this base, about 70 miles or hundred kilometres southwest of london. women take you through some of the day's events both here and in the courts. certainly here all afternoon we were
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seeing these asylum—seekers being brought to this base behind me in a series of police convoys and then later on we saw various vehicle activity by the aircraft on the runway at about 200 metres behind me and catering trucks and police vehicles and it looked like the flight crew getting on. then mid evening they turned on the lights on the runway here and it looked as though it was all going ahead and then we started picking up these noises, these messages from courts and london and in brussels to the effect that something might be on and not everybody was going to be on the flight. the figure was about seven asylum—seekers mid evening and that then went down to six and then we still thought the flight was going to take off about an hour ago our time here, going to take off about an hour ago ourtime here, and going to take off about an hour ago our time here, and then there were more legal actions as a result of the european court of human rights and some illegal activity in london and some illegal activity in london and wejust found and some illegal activity in london and we just found out in the past 45 minutes the flight is not leaving, so in a sense back to square one to
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try and get his fly organised but of course there are various legal arguments being put in place as to why should be taken off but certainly did not hear on salisbury plain in the middle of a county called wiltshire, this flight is going nowhere.— called wiltshire, this flight is going nowhere. called wiltshire, this flight is auoin nowhere. , going nowhere. right, we will pick on some of— going nowhere. right, we will pick on some of those _ going nowhere. right, we will pick on some of those aspects - going nowhere. right, we will pick on some of those aspects legally l going nowhere. right, we will pickj on some of those aspects legally a little later on in the programme with our gas to which one is in a bit but take us through once again why is it the british government is insisting on this agreement with rwanda being necessary? the word the use is rwanda being necessary? the word they use is this _ rwanda being necessary? the word they use is this is _ rwanda being necessary? the word they use is this is a _ rwanda being necessary? the word they use is this is a deterrent. - rwanda being necessary? the word they use is this is a deterrent. so . they use is this is a deterrent. so for some of we have had to send people cross the english channel, this 30 km stretch of water that separates the uk from the european mainland. yesterday it was 138. hundreds of people are taking advantage of the lovely warm weather we have got here at the moment, the caesar, they're coming across in these rubber dinghies in very large
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numbers, about 10,000 of these have made the crossing so far this year. the government has tried all sorts of measures, certainly naval vessels, tried to add more resources to the french forces on the french beaches to try and stop this float of what they say it is illegal migration. they said that is not working in the management was another measure and they have spoken to the rwandan government and persuaded them to take these asylum—seekers from various british airports here. of course opponents saved both in the courts and politically that's just not right. we have had for example a series of letters from archbishops and bishops today saying the whole issue is immoral and that this they should not be happening at all. so all kinds of legal, political machinations going on but as i say the bottom line tonight is this plane so far is going nowhere. mi plane so far is going nowhere. all right, duncan, we will leave it there and thank you very much for getting us the latest on the ground there were the flight was scheduled
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to depart but was cancelled at the last moment. we've heard from the british government. the home secretary, priti patel, said... let's get the latest political reaction from david wallace lockhart, our political correspondent in westminster. thank you for coming up and the home secretary hasjust thank you for coming up and the home secretary has just commented in a red at what she had to say. have a list of government they are going to be viewing this? give us a more detail on what we actually can expect as far as the next steps are concerned with mac you been out the statement and it's true that the uk government has been unhappy. 1truiith
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government has been unhappy. with this development in i talked about having _ this development in i talked about having a _ this development in i talked about having a success in domestic courts in the _ having a success in domestic courts in the uk _ having a success in domestic courts in the uk. that may be true for the seven_ in the uk. that may be true for the seven passengers for this evening were due — seven passengers for this evening were due to be on that plane before the european court of human rights intervene. _ the european court of human rights intervene, but that number had gotten — intervene, but that number had gotten smaller because of uk domestic court intervention as well. but it's— domestic court intervention as well. but it's true — domestic court intervention as well. but it's true to say there were meant — but it's true to say there were meant to— but it's true to say there were meant to be seven on the fly and they had — meant to be seven on the fly and they had been cleared and the european court of human rights intervening there in the uk government clearly not happy about that and _ government clearly not happy about that and the home secretary saying that and the home secretary saying that her— that and the home secretary saying that her team will be reviewing all of these _ that her team will be reviewing all of these legal challenges and anyone who thinks this is now over, just listen _ who thinks this is now over, just listen to— who thinks this is now over, just listen to her statement to note that it is not _ listen to her statement to note that it is not the — listen to her statement to note that it is not the case issue talks about preparations beginning for the next fli-ht preparations beginning for the next flight already. now opposition parties — flight already. now opposition parties very unhappy with the policy and the _ parties very unhappy with the policy and the number of areas from the ethics _ and the number of areas from the ethics behind it to the cost behind
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and iete— ethics behind it to the cost behind and let's recall a jet plane was about to — and let's recall a jet plane was about to take off with only seven people _ about to take off with only seven peogie on — about to take off with only seven people on it but borisjohnson the prime minister has hinted about changes— prime minister has hinted about changes to the law that could be needed — changes to the law that could be needed and can be required and he will he _ needed and can be required and he will be willing to do if he needs to make _ will be willing to do if he needs to make this — will be willing to do if he needs to make this policy happen but we need to wait— make this policy happen but we need to wait and _ make this policy happen but we need to wait and see what exactly he has planned on— to wait and see what exactly he has planned on that front. all to wait and see what exactly he has planned on that front.— planned on that front. all right, david, we will _ planned on that front. all right, david, we will leave _ planned on that front. all right, david, we will leave it - planned on that front. all right, david, we will leave it there - planned on that front. all right, david, we will leave it there for| david, we will leave it there for the moment and thank you very much for giving us those reactions and what the uk government or how the government is looking at this last—minute intervention coming from the european court of human rights. for more on this i am joined now byjames wilson, deputy director of detention action. they are one of the charities that will press ahead with a full legal challenge to the rwanda asylum plan, due to be heard next month. thanks very much mr wilson for your time here on bbc news. is this the much—needed intervention that you were hoping for? what you make of
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the decision taken by the european court of human rights with these multiple injunctions at the last moment? multiple in'unctions at the last moment? ., ~ multiple in'unctions at the last moment? ., ,, , ., ., multiple in'unctions at the last moment? ., ,, ., ., ,, .,~ moment? thank you and good to speak to ou and moment? thank you and good to speak to you and first — moment? thank you and good to speak to you and first and _ moment? thank you and good to speak to you and first and foremost _ moment? thank you and good to speak to you and first and foremost we - moment? thank you and good to speak to you and first and foremost we are . to you and first and foremost we are very happy— to you and first and foremost we are very happy and — to you and first and foremost we are very happy and verv— to you and first and foremost we are very happy and very relieved - to you and first and foremost we are very happy and very relieved that. very happy and very relieved that these _ very happy and very relieved that these last—minute _ very happy and very relieved that these last—minute intervention. very happy and very relieved that. these last—minute intervention from these last—minute intervention from the european — these last—minute intervention from the european court _ these last—minute intervention from the european court of _ these last—minute intervention from the european court of human - these last—minute intervention fromj the european court of human rights have occurred — the european court of human rights have occurred. we _ the european court of human rights have occurred. we work _ the european court of human rights have occurred. we work with - the european court of human rights have occurred. we work with large l have occurred. we work with large number _ have occurred. we work with large number of — have occurred. we work with large number of people _ have occurred. we work with large number of people who _ have occurred. we work with large number of people who have - have occurred. we work with large number of people who have beenl number of people who have been threatened — number of people who have been threatened with— number of people who have been threatened with removal - number of people who have been threatened with removal to - number of people who have been . threatened with removal to rwanda number of people who have been - threatened with removal to rwanda or have received — threatened with removal to rwanda or have received tickets _ threatened with removal to rwanda or have received tickets in _ threatened with removal to rwanda or have received tickets in our— threatened with removal to rwanda or have received tickets in our first - have received tickets in our first and foremost _ have received tickets in our first and foremost concern _ have received tickets in our first and foremost concern always i have received tickets in our first and foremost concern always is| have received tickets in our first. and foremost concern always is the well-being — and foremost concern always is the well-being of— and foremost concern always is the well— being of those _ and foremost concern always is the well— being of those we _ and foremost concern always is the well—being of those we speak- and foremost concern always is the well—being of those we speak with. and we _ well—being of those we speak with. and we have — well—being of those we speak with. and we have been _ well—being of those we speak with. and we have been particularly- and we have been particularly concerned _ and we have been particularly concerned with _ and we have been particularly concerned with those - and we have been particularly concerned with those facing . concerned with those facing removal on this— concerned with those facing removal on this flight— concerned with those facing removal on this flight and _ concerned with those facing removal on this flight and we _ concerned with those facing removal on this flight and we were _ concerned with those facing removal on this flight and we were so - on this flight and we were so retieved _ on this flight and we were so relieved that— on this flight and we were so relieved that no _ on this flight and we were so relieved that no one - on this flight and we were so relieved that no one will - on this flight and we were so relieved that no one will be i on this flight and we were so - relieved that no one will be going tonight it's— relieved that no one will be going tonight it's a _ relieved that no one will be going tonight. it's a vital _ relieved that no one will be going tonight. it's a vital intervention. i tonight. it's a vital intervention. explain — tonight. it's a vital intervention. explain this— tonight. it's a vital intervention. exoiain this a _ tonight. it's a vital intervention. explain this a little _ tonight. it's a vital intervention. explain this a little more - tonight. it's a vital intervention. explain this a little more detail, j explain this a little more detail, what happens now? how will this impact the ongoing legal proceedings in the uk? abs, impact the ongoing legal proceedings in the uk? �* , in the uk? a good point very important — in the uk? a good point very important to _ in the uk? a good point very important to stress - in the uk? a good point very important to stress that - in the uk? a good point very| important to stress that there in the uk? a good point very - important to stress that there are ongoing _ important to stress that there are ongoing proceedings _ important to stress that there are ongoing proceedings and - important to stress that there are ongoing proceedings and we - important to stress that there are ongoing proceedings and we had i ongoing proceedings and we had brought— ongoing proceedings and we had brought a — ongoing proceedings and we had brought a last—minute _ ongoing proceedings and we had brought a last—minute interim i ongoing proceedings and we had i brought a last—minute interim relief reguested _ brought a last—minute interim relief requested the — brought a last—minute interim relief requested the high _ brought a last—minute interim relief requested the high court _ brought a last—minute interim relief requested the high court in - brought a last—minute interim relief requested the high court in london| requested the high court in london on friday— requested the high court in london on friday iast — requested the high court in london on friday last week— requested the high court in london on friday last week which _ requested the high court in london on friday last week which was - on friday last week which was refused — on friday last week which was refused and _ on friday last week which was refused and then _ on friday last week which was refused and then rejected - on friday last week which was i refused and then rejected again on friday last week which was - refused and then rejected again in
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the court — refused and then rejected again in the court of— refused and then rejected again in the court of appeal _ refused and then rejected again in the court of appeal yesterday. - refused and then rejected again inj the court of appeal yesterday. we were seeking _ the court of appeal yesterday. we were seeking directions _ the court of appeal yesterday. we were seeking directions today- the court of appeal yesterday. we were seeking directions today to l the court of appeal yesterday. we. were seeking directions today to be cancelled _ were seeking directions today to be cancelled but — were seeking directions today to be cancelled but in _ were seeking directions today to be cancelled but in any _ were seeking directions today to be cancelled but in any case _ were seeking directions today to be cancelled but in any case there - were seeking directions today to be cancelled but in any case there is l cancelled but in any case there is they substantively— cancelled but in any case there is they substantively locate still - cancelled but in any case there is they substantively locate still toi they substantively locate still to be heard — they substantively locate still to be heard and _ they substantively locate still to be heard and that _ they substantively locate still to be heard and that will _ they substantively locate still to be heard and that will be - they substantively locate still to - be heard and that will be happening some _ be heard and that will be happening some point— be heard and that will be happening some point in— be heard and that will be happening some point in the _ be heard and that will be happening some point in the next— be heard and that will be happening some point in the next few - be heard and that will be happening some point in the next few weeks . some point in the next few weeks probably in— some point in the next few weeks probably in july. we _ some point in the next few weeks probably injuly. we think- some point in the next few weeks probably injuly. we think it's - probably injuly. we think it's vital— probably injuly. we think it's vital that— probably injuly. we think it's vital that the _ probably injuly. we think it's vital that the policy— probably injuly. we think it's vital that the policy is - probably injuly. we think it's vital that the policy is testedl vital that the policy is tested because _ vital that the policy is tested because we don't _ vital that the policy is tested because we don't believe - vital that the policy is tested| because we don't believe it's vital that the policy is tested - because we don't believe it's lawful and we _ because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't — because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't believe _ because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't believe it— because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't believe it safe - because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't believe it safe and - because we don't believe it's lawful and we don't believe it safe and we j and we don't believe it safe and we don't _ and we don't believe it safe and we don't believe — and we don't believe it safe and we don't believe it's— and we don't believe it safe and we don't believe it's humane. - and we don't believe it safe and we don't believe it's humane. and - and we don't believe it safe and we don't believe it's humane. and for| don't believe it's humane. and for what _ don't believe it's humane. and for what we _ don't believe it's humane. and for what we have _ don't believe it's humane. and for what we have been _ don't believe it's humane. and for what we have been saying - don't believe it's humane. and for what we have been saying in - don't believe it's humane. and for what we have been saying in the i don't believe it's humane. and for. what we have been saying in the last few days in _ what we have been saying in the last few days in court, _ what we have been saying in the last few days in court, repeatedly, - what we have been saying in the last few days in court, repeatedly, is - few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's — few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's vital _ few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's vital this _ few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's vital this policy- few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's vital this policy is - few days in court, repeatedly, is that it's vital this policy is fully l that it's vital this policy is fully tested — that it's vital this policy is fully tested for— that it's vital this policy is fully tested for its _ that it's vital this policy is fully tested for its lawfulness - that it's vital this policy is fullyl tested for its lawfulness before anyone — tested for its lawfulness before anyone is — tested for its lawfulness before anyone is removed _ tested for its lawfulness before anyone is removed and - tested for its lawfulness before anyone is removed and it's- tested for its lawfulness before anyone is removed and it's of. tested for its lawfulness before - anyone is removed and it's of huge reiief— anyone is removed and it's of huge relief to— anyone is removed and it's of huge relief to us— anyone is removed and it's of huge relief to us tonight _ anyone is removed and it's of huge relief to us tonight that _ anyone is removed and it's of huge relief to us tonight that the - relief to us tonight that the european _ relief to us tonight that the european court _ relief to us tonight that the european court of - relief to us tonight that the european court of human i relief to us tonight that the - european court of human rights has agreed _ european court of human rights has agreed with— european court of human rights has agreed with that _ european court of human rights has agreed with that assessment. - european court of human rights has agreed with that assessment. in - european court of human rights has agreed with that assessment. in your 0 - inion agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what — agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does _ agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does this _ agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does this do _ agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does this do to - agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does this do to the - agreed with that assessment. in your opinion what does this do to the uk l opinion what does this do to the uk government's policies regarding this entire issue? does it puts them on the back foot? i entire issue? does it puts them on the back foot?— the back foot? i would hope it's aaivin the back foot? i would hope it's giving the _ the back foot? i would hope it's giving the government - the back foot? i would hope it's giving the government pause i the back foot? i would hope it's| giving the government pause for thought— giving the government pause for thought to — giving the government pause for thought to reflect _ giving the government pause for thought to reflect on _ giving the government pause for thought to reflect on the - giving the government pause for thought to reflect on the policy. | giving the government pause for. thought to reflect on the policy. we think it's _ thought to reflect on the policy. we think it's definitely _ thought to reflect on the policy. we think it's definitely wrong _ thought to reflect on the policy. we think it's definitely wrong and - think it's definitely wrong and coming — think it's definitely wrong and coming back— think it's definitely wrong and coming back to _ think it's definitely wrong and coming back to the _ think it's definitely wrong and coming back to the situation i think it's definitely wrong and i coming back to the situation in terms — coming back to the situation in terms of— coming back to the situation in terms of numbers— coming back to the situation in terms of numbers of— coming back to the situation in terms of numbers of people i coming back to the situation in - terms of numbers of people crossing the channel, — terms of numbers of people crossing the channel, we _ terms of numbers of people crossing the channel, we should _ terms of numbers of people crossing the channel, we should all— terms of numbers of people crossing the channel, we should all agree - terms of numbers of people crossing
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the channel, we should all agree we| the channel, we should all agree we don't want _ the channel, we should all agree we don't want to — the channel, we should all agree we don't want to see _ the channel, we should all agree we don't want to see people _ the channel, we should all agree we don't want to see people having - don't want to see people having to take such — don't want to see people having to take such desperate _ don't want to see people having to take such desperate and _ don't want to see people having toi take such desperate and dangerous journeys— take such desperate and dangerous iournevs and — take such desperate and dangerous iournevs and no— take such desperate and dangerous journeys and no one _ take such desperate and dangerous journeys and no one want - take such desperate and dangerous journeys and no one want people i journeys and no one want people smuggters — journeys and no one want people smuggters to _ journeys and no one want people smuggters to be _ journeys and no one want people smugglers to be benefiting - journeys and no one want people smugglers to be benefiting from| smugglers to be benefiting from human— smugglers to be benefiting from human miserv, _ smugglers to be benefiting from human misery, but— smugglers to be benefiting from human misery, but the - smugglers to be benefiting from human misery, but the rwandal smugglers to be benefiting from - human misery, but the rwanda policy the government— human misery, but the rwanda policy the government has— human misery, but the rwanda policy the government has brought - human misery, but the rwanda policy the government has brought forwardl the government has brought forward in the _ the government has brought forward in the past _ the government has brought forward in the past two — the government has brought forward in the past two months _ the government has brought forward in the past two months is _ the government has brought forward in the past two months is absolutely| in the past two months is absolutely wrong _ in the past two months is absolutely wrong and _ in the past two months is absolutely wrong and we — in the past two months is absolutely wrong and we believe _ in the past two months is absolutely wrong and we believe we _ in the past two months is absolutely wrong and we believe we need - in the past two months is absolutely wrong and we believe we need safel wrong and we believe we need safe routes _ wrong and we believe we need safe routes to _ wrong and we believe we need safe routes to the — wrong and we believe we need safe routes to the uk _ wrong and we believe we need safe routes to the uk came _ wrong and we believe we need safe routes to the uk came as _ wrong and we believe we need safe routes to the uk came as a - wrong and we believe we need safe - routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which _ routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which peopie — routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which peopie can _ routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which people can come _ routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which people can come to _ routes to the uk came as a mechanism by which people can come to the uk, . by which people can come to the uk, have their— by which people can come to the uk, have their asylum _ by which people can come to the uk, have their asylum claims— by which people can come to the uk, have their asylum claims hurt- by which people can come to the uk, have their asylum claims hurt fairly. have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully— have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in— have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the _ have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the uk— have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the uk and _ have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the uk and by- have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the uk and by the - have their asylum claims hurt fairly and fully in the uk and by the uk. and fully in the uk and by the uk and fully in the uk and by the uk and that's— and fully in the uk and by the uk and that's what _ and fully in the uk and by the uk and that's what we need. - and fully in the uk and by the uk and that's what we need. and . and fully in the uk and by the uk and that's what we need. and i. and fully in the uk and by the uk- and that's what we need. and i think it's very— and that's what we need. and i think it's very tetiing _ and that's what we need. and i think it's very telling. the _ and that's what we need. and i think it's very telling. the european - it's very telling. the european court — it's very telling. the european court of human _ it's very telling. the european court of human rights- it's very telling. the european court of human rights rarelyl court of human rights rarely intervenes _ court of human rights rarely intervenes in— court of human rights rarely intervenes in new— court of human rights rarely intervenes in new policies. court of human rights rarelyi intervenes in new policies but governments _ intervenes in new policies but governments as _ intervenes in new policies but governments as it _ intervenes in new policies but governments as it is - intervenes in new policies but governments as it is very- intervenes in new policies butj governments as it is very rare intervenes in new policies but- governments as it is very rare and is a significant _ governments as it is very rare and is a significant and _ governments as it is very rare and is a significant and it _ governments as it is very rare and is a significant and it shows - governments as it is very rare and is a significant and it shows how. is a significant and it shows how serious — is a significant and it shows how serious the _ is a significant and it shows how serious the risk _ is a significant and it shows how serious the risk of _ is a significant and it shows how serious the risk of human - is a significant and it shows how serious the risk of human rightsj serious the risk of human rights abuses— serious the risk of human rights abuses is— serious the risk of human rights abuses is if— serious the risk of human rights abuses is if this _ serious the risk of human rights abuses is if this is _ serious the risk of human rights abuses is if this is not _ serious the risk of human rights abuses is if this is not a - serious the risk of human rights abuses is if this is not a level. abuses is if this is not a level poiicv— abuses is if this is not a level policy and _ abuses is if this is not a level policy and it's— abuses is if this is not a level policy and it's vital— abuses is if this is not a level policy and it's vital that - abuses is if this is not a level policy and it's vital that this i policy and it's vital that this is fully— policy and it's vital that this is fully tested _ policy and it's vital that this is fully tested. gill— policy and it's vital that this is fully tested.— fully tested. all right, james wilson we — fully tested. all right, james wilson we had _ fully tested. all right, james wilson we had to _ fully tested. all right, james wilson we had to leave - fully tested. all right, james wilson we had to leave it - fully tested. all right, james i wilson we had to leave it there, deputy director of detention action and thank you very much for your time today. and thank you very much for your time today-— switching focus to the other big
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headline now. let's turn to ukraine, where fierce fighting is continuing in the east as russia pushes its advance into the country's industrial heartland. russia says it will give civilians a safe route out of the bombarded eastern city of severodonetsk for 12 hours on wednesday, although attempts to create humanitarian corridors in ukraine have often failed. tonight, we report from kharkiv in the north—east of the country, a city bombarded by russian shelling, but surrounding territory has been retaken by ukrainian troops. the international criminal court's chief prosecutor has been in the city to see the devastation for himself, and he said the court would prosecute the highest ranks of russians responsible, as our correspondent wyre davies reports. with this city still under daily attack... so there was an air strike. ..karim khan's visit to kharkiv was more a statement of intent than gathering evidence. what were the ages of the children that normally you see? that will come later.
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the international criminal court's chief prosecutor toured several badly damaged parts of the city, including a primary school which was being used as a shelter when it was hit by russian shelling. civilians were killed here. explosions. from the start of the war, russia has been accused of indiscriminate shelling and rocket attacks. this children's hospital peppered with lethal shrapnel from internationally prohibited cluster bombs. one of many such incidents, which led to calls for the international criminal court to act. this icc investigation into alleged war crimes in ukraine has already been fast—tracked, and mr khan has said that they will look into allegations of atrocities by either side. but if the evidence points to the higher levels of the russian military or politics, that is where they will follow. khan's team has already set up base in kyiv, and 42 investigators are already on the ground. but this was his first visit
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to the eastern front. i will keep on trying to engage with the russian federation because i think any state that wishes to fly the flag of democracy and legality should have nothing to hide and nothing to fear. mr khan didn't have time to stop and talk as he walked past iryna's shell—damaged apartment, but she's in no doubt who his investigation should find accountable. putin. translation: putin and his cronies. we ukrainians have already condemned them. this is not the way to do things. we are brothers. we are supposed to respect each other. why are they attacking us? iryna will have to be patient. the war isn't over, and investigations of this magnitude take time. cooperation from moscow is also unlikely to be forthcoming. wyre davis, bbc news, kharkiv.
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meanwhile, the kremlin has banned top uk journalists and people linked to the defence industry from entering russia after britain sanctioned russian lawmakers and oligarchs. the bbc�*s clive myrie, 0rla guerin and nick beake, who have reported from ukraine, and director general tim davie are on the list of 29 sanctioned individuals. journalists from the guardian newspaper and sky tv have also been barred from russia. let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines in the uk. the first minister of scotland, nicola sturgeon, has launched a new campaign to leave the uk. the prime minister, borisjohnson, said now was not the time to be talking about another independence referendum, but ms sturgeon said she would forge a way forward regardless of whether the uk government gave its approval. the number ofjob vacancies in the uk has hit a new record high of1.3 million, mainly due to older workers choosing to retire early during the pandemic. the chancellor says the uk jobs
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market remains robust, but labour party is not convinced and has accused the government of "utter complacency" about the high number of people choosing not to work. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme, the k—pop supergroup bts have announced they're taking an extended break to pursue solo projects. 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 a0 years, forcibly classified each citizen according to race. just a day old, and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home.
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early this evening, the new prince was taken by his mother and father to their apartment 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? oh, 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! you're watching newsday on the bbc, with me, arunoday mukharji, in singapore. 0ur headlines — the first flight due to take asylum—seekers from britain to rwanda has been cancelled after a series of legal actions meant there was no—one left on the plane. russia's push into the industrial heartland of ukraine continues. it's giving civilians
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just hours to get out of the city of severodonetsk. the duke and duchess of cambridge have laid a wreath at the foot of grenfell tower in west london as people marked the fifth anniversary of the fire which claimed 72 lives five years ago. survivors called forjustice for the bereaved and more immediate action to tackle the threat posed by flammable cladding which still affects tower blocks across britain. here's more from our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. now in their honour, we will observe a 72—second silence. the people who called grenfell home were scattered by the disaster. they returned today — alongside them, neighbours and supporters — to rememberfriends and relatives lost to the flames. # i once was lost # but now i'm found...#
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but this event was also about the survivors. # but now i see...# eight—year—old aisha among them. never forget. i will never forget the fire. i will never forget the smoke. i will never forget the sirens. i will never forget how scary the fire was. - worrying the fire was. i will never forget that i survived. we can't change our pasts, i but we can change the future. never forget. applause. the community group grenfell united said today, "we don't want our 72 to be remembered for what happened, but for what changed. safer buildings, of course, but also justice." five years have passed, and still...still we have not heard the click of a single
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pair of handcuffs. but alongside an exhaustive public inquiry, there has been a massive police investigation. i've sometimes been shocked at what i've heard, but what i can say is there is nothing which is being heard at the public inquiry which we from our criminal investigation perspective, are not already aware of. only when the public inquiry produces its final report will criminal charges even be considered. many in this area believe that the tower should stay exactly as it is until people go to prison. but for many survivors, the agony of the wait has made the healing harder. i've always said that, you know, grenfell was a tragedy- in three acts, you know? the way we were treated before the events of the night - and what happened afterwards. if there had been some criminal convictions, i if people that lived in social housing were never going l to be treated the way| that we were treated, if there was no one going to bed
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|at night with the same cladding| as grenfell on their buildings, that would be something. i but none of that has happened, and that's why it's so painful. . because, people here say, this is not over untiljustice is done. tom symonds, bbc news, at grenfell tower. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines from across the world. the jailed russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been moved from the prison where he was being held and taken to an unknown location. an opposition spokeswoman cited concern saying navalny was now alone within a system that had earlier tried to kill him. air pollution could be shortening the lives of people in delhi by as much as a decade, according to a study by the university of chicago. air quality across india has worsened significantly in the past two decades because of rapid industrialisation and increasing use of fossil fuels. in 2019, india had the highest level in the world of tiny particulates which can clog lungs and cause a host of diseases. the indian cricket control board has sold the broadcast rights of the ipl
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cricket tournament for the next five seasons for a record $6.2 billion. star, owned by disney, has retained the domestic television rights of the popular twenty20 tournament for $3 billion, whereas viacom18 paid just over $3 billion for the global digital rights. the figures put the ipl among the highest—ranked sport leagues, alongside the nfl in the us and the english premier league, in cost—per—match terms. the biggest band to emerge out of south korea's k—pop scene, bts, have announced that they're taking an extended break to pursue solo projects. bts were the biggest—selling global artists of 2021 and are said to have sold around 3a million albums during their nine—year career. for more on this, i am joined now byjeff benjamin, a k—pop columnist at billboard.
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thank you very much for coming on newsday. this will certainly be disappointing news for macro the bts fans. how they taken it?— fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure. fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure- this — fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure- this is— fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure. this is a _ fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure. this is a tough _ fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure. this is a tough day, - fans. how they taken it? yeah, for sure. this is a tough day, a - sure. this is a tough day, a heartbreaking day but i think also at the same time there is a lot of excitement and a lot of hope on this day. specifically even though this announcement did come in a very heartfelt way and we saw the guys talking on a lifestream while eating together and getting emotional, tearing up during the video, talking about what was initially reported as about what was initially reported as a hiatus, their record label actually came out to clarify that it's not exactly a hiatus butjust the members will be focusing on more solo projects at this time. and the guys have definitely made it clear that they plan to come together. their plans, they are still side all with the same record label until
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2026 at least, so even though it was tough news to hear today, there is definitely a lot of hope and also a lot of excitement about kind of what the future may hold for them. gk lot of excitement about kind of what the future may hold for them. ok but also one of members _ the future may hold for them. ok but also one of members did _ the future may hold for them. ok but also one of members did say - the future may hold for them. ok but also one of members did say the i also one of members did say the group was going through a rough patch. what do we know on that front? i patch. what do we know on that front? ., , front? i think definitely the covid-19 — front? i think definitely the covid-19 pandemic - front? i think definitely the covid-19 pandemic was i front? i think definitely the i covid-19 pandemic was definitely front? i think definitely the - covid-19 pandemic was definitely a covid—19 pandemic was definitely a rough patch for a lot of people just in the world, write but them specifically. before things really started becoming more dire, they had released that latest full—length album, that was in february 2020 and they had announced plans for a stadium tour. they were actually planning to hit territories they had not visited in a long time or new territories like india and australia. there were a lot of really big plans with this album specifically in a course all those plans needed to go on hold while we
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sort of waited for the pandemic and to be able to hold in person events again. and i think at that time, the guys also recognised that there is more that maybe they want to feel creatively and artistically. bts's leader said very eloquently at one point in this lifestream that the k—pop system they come from is a little difficult to grow creatively and mature, so i think they are finally getting that chance after nine years to kind of expand a bit more it may be on their own versus always working in... more it may be on their own versus always working in. . .— always working in... little time but 'ust always working in... little time but just expiain — always working in... little time but just expiain how — always working in... little time but just explain how much _ always working in... little time but just explain how much bts - always working in... little time but just explain how much bts meansl always working in... little time but i just explain how much bts means duke fans of the world how big they became. , , , , , became. definitely they represent this kind of new— became. definitely they represent this kind of new age, _ became. definitely they represent this kind of new age, new - became. definitely they represent i this kind of new age, new generation of musicians. they are a korean speaking band, underdogs in this world, and came into a music industry that had never seen something like that before, so it's
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heartfelt but an amazing time to be a fan. mil heartfelt but an amazing time to be a fan. �* , a fan. all right come up with the leave it there _ a fan. all right come up with the leave it there but _ a fan. all right come up with the leave it there but thank - a fan. all right come up with the leave it there but thank you i a fan. all right come up with the leave it there but thank you very much and that is it for the programme so do stay with us. hello. rarely do we see weather conditions across the uk uniform — and certainly this week, some big contrast being played out, and we'll continue to see them through the rest of the week. scotland, northern ireland always more in the way of cloudier. some brighter breaks, but also some wetter weather at times. for england and wales, sunshine dominates and increasingly hot and humid — that heat peaking as we head the week out on friday, temperatures widely at high—20s, low—30s, into the 90s in fahrenheit for some. and just to put that in context, we're good 10—12 degrees higher than we'd normally be for this stage injune. so, why? well, it's all down to the fact we've got high pressure to the south and east, which will eventually tap in to building heat across france and spain. but to north and west, coastal areas of low pressure will see weatherfronts push in, bring in some damper weather at times — and that's exactly how we start wednesday morning across the north and west of scotland.
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here, though, temperatures higher than they will be for some in england and wales — 4—5 celsius for some after clear skies through the night, but lots of sunshine to begin with. a bit of cloud building up across wales and northern england through the day, couldn't rule out a shower in the hills, most will be dry, greatest chance of some rain coming over the hills, most will be dry, greatest chance of some rain coming and going in the breeze across the north and west of scotland. and a bit more compared with tuesday across northern ireland, though not as windy as it has been. temperatures still lifting here at a degree or so above normal for this stage injune, but up to 27 celsius in the greater london area. pollen levels also a problem for some of you as we go through wednesday, starting to lift up across scotland and northern ireland. and we'll finish here with some outbreaks of rain or drizzle, but most places become dry through the night and into thursday. so, we have some clear skies around into thursday, 1—2 spots down to single figures, but what you'll notice through the nights and the end of the week — temperatures by night lifting up, the nights getting muggy and more humid. and quite a humid day to come on thursday — most start dry, but some wetter weather developing for northern ireland, west and southwest scotland later on. to the south and east, though,
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it'll be a pretty hot one — temperatures more widely into the mid—20s for england and wales. but the big surge in heat really will come into friday, but this is where the biggest contrast will be, as far as weather's concerned. scotland and northern ireland, a lot of cloud, outbreaks of rain more extensively maybe pushing into the far north of england by the end of the day. temperatures, high—teens, maybe low—20s here. but this is where we could see temperatures into the high—20s, low—30s, especially across central and eastern areas of england. and if that's too much for you, the heat breaks down this weekend, but of course, with some thunderstorms. bye for now.
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this is bbc news, the headlines... the first flight due to take asylum seekers from britain to rwanda has been cancelled — for now. it follows last—minute legal challenges. the uk's home secretary says she's "disappointed", but won't be deterred from controlling its borders. fierce fighting is continuing in the east of ukraine, as russia pushes its advance into the country's industrial heartland. the russian army says it will establish a humanitarian corridor on wednesday to evacuate civilians who are trapped. president biden will tour the middle east injuly. he will meet saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman. it comes after us intelligence concluded the prince played a key role in the murder ofjournalist, jamal khashoggi.

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