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many children are said to be among the thousand killed in a powerful earthquake in afghanistan. limited resources are hampering rescue efforts in remote terrain. it's a major challenge for a country which was already facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis. yes, they are resilient, yes they have been through a lot, but they are hungry and they really do need all of our help and all of our support. we'll bring you the latest on the rescue and aid effort — and ask how the international community might respond to the call for help from the hardline islamist taliban government. also this lunchtime. empty stations across england, wales and scotland as a second day of rail strikes leaves many with a limited or no service. borisjohnson defends his plan to send some
asylum seekers to rwanda — as he arrives there for a meeting of commonwealth heads of state. record waiting times for hospital treatment in wales — for the 24th month in a row. and test cricket gets underway again at headingley — the first england match since some claims of racism were upheld against yorkshire county cricket club. and coming up on the bbc news channel... the quarter finals are under at eastbourne, with both cameron norrie and harriet dart in action. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the taliban have appealed for international support after an earthquake in afghanistan
caused devastation, killing at least 1,000 people, and injuring another 1,500. doctors there have told the bbc that many children have been killed. aid agencies are rushing to get shelter, food and medicine to the worst—hit areas — but the rescue efforts have been hampered by heavy rain and a lack of resources. the country's health system was facing near collapse before the disaster — and the international community now faces questions about how far it will help a government run by ha rdline islamists. jon donnison has the latest. imagine living here, when the earthquake struck. much of the mudbrick housing in paktika province has been flattened. and the fear is that many more people could be buried under the rubble. this man shows where he was lying, when he felt the tremor. nothing is left here, our belongings
are still under the rubble, we have only pulled out human beings, he says. everything is devastated, there are no blankets, there are no tents, no shelter, there is literally nothing to eat. afghanistan's health care system is fragile at the best of times and it is struggling to cope. this woman says 19 members of her family were killed. she cannot talk any more, she says. her heart is getting weak. in this remote corner of afghanistan, even reaching some of the worst affected areas is challenging. with thousands of houses destroyed, many simply have nowhere to go and this, in an impoverished country, which the un says was already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
the people of the uk have been extraordinarily generous, we just urge the rest of the world, we urge them to not forget afghanistan, to remember the people here. yes, they are resilient, yes, they have lived through a lot, but they are hungry and they really do need all of our help and all of our support. the taliban is trying to coordinate and aid effort with the red crescent, but since the islamist movement took power last year, it has been crippled by sanctions and asset freezes, with direct foreign assistance drying up. one of the things that can be looked at is whether or not some of afghanistan's own frozen assets can be released, immediately, into these agencies to help that relief effort, because money, getting money to buy the things that are needed, is going to be really difficult. and this earthquake,
the worst in afghanistan for 20 years has brought into focus a challenge, how to help a country desperately in need when you do not like the people who run it. jon donnison, bbc news. 0ur diplomatic correspondent caroline hawley is with me. that is the question, the dilemma for the community.— for the community. imagine a disaster in — for the community. imagine a disaster in a _ for the community. imagine a disaster in a country - for the community. imagine a disaster in a country that - for the community. imagine a disaster in a country that was | disaster in a country that was friendly to the west. senior officials would ring up that government and say, what do you need, we will send it, that will not happen. the un is on the ground, wfp who wejust heard happen. the un is on the ground, wfp who we just heard from, they are very active in afghanistan because of the hunger crisis, they are sending emergency food for 3000 households and say they will send more if and when it is needed, when more if and when it is needed, when more detailed assessments are done, but the un is already badly underfunded for what it is trying to do at the moment, for desperate
afghans. in response to this crisis, you have got offers of help from a range of countries like china, south korea and japan, but nothing very concrete as far as i can see. the uk has said that it stands ready to support those affected, but we have not got teams heading to the airport. the taliban has said it has got aid from iran, two planeloads, it has supplies of food and tents and medicine from pakistan, the taliban are leading the effort, they do not have many helicopters, they say they are hampered because of lack of funds in helping people who need it. isuppose lack of funds in helping people who need it. i suppose there is an outside chance that this could provide an opportunity for dialogue. us officials say they expect to discuss the response to the archive with taliban officials in the next few days, but if the west is going to do anything different from what it has already done, funding the un agencies to do the work, it will want to change in behaviourfrom
agencies to do the work, it will want to change in behaviour from the taliban. long term the needs are immense, short term they are acute with people digging through rubble to try and find people.— to try and find people. caroline, thank yom _ it's another day of disruption on the railways in england, scotland and wales as workers walk out for the second time this week. just one in five trains are running, and around half the rail network is closed — leaving some areas with no services at all. tens of thousands of rail staff are taking action in a dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. industry bosses says working practices need to be modernised. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. here we go again. half of britain's railway network brought to a halt, in cardiff only 10% of services are expected to run. it in cardiff only 1096 of services are expected to run.— expected to run. it is really disrupted _ expected to run. it is really disrupted my _ expected to run. it is really disrupted my weekend - expected to run. it is really disrupted my weekend and | expected to run. it is really - disrupted my weekend and week. it expected to run. it is really _ disrupted my weekend and week. it is the same in — disrupted my weekend and week. it is the same in scotland, withjust five the same in scotland, with just five roots in action in the central belt.
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contract, so ifi do not work, i do contract, so if i do not work, i do not teach. — contract, so if i do not work, i do not teach, i do not get any pay. like _ not teach, i do not get any pay. like everyone else, she wants to know how long this is all going to last. this has become an increasingly fractious and bitter dispute with both sides blaming each other. but negotiations between the rmt union and the rail companies are back on again today.— back on again today. there are some ideas bein: back on again today. there are some ideas being put _ back on again today. there are some ideas being put forward _ back on again today. there are some ideas being put forward by _ back on again today. there are some ideas being put forward by both - ideas being put forward by both parties — ideas being put forward by both parties but _ ideas being put forward by both parties but the _ ideas being put forward by both parties but the essential- ideas being put forward by both parties but the essential point i ideas being put forward by bothl parties but the essential point of this is— parties but the essential point of this is that — parties but the essential point of this is that we _ parties but the essential point of this is that we need _ parties but the essential point of this is that we need a _ parties but the essential point of this is that we need a guaranteel parties but the essential point of l this is that we need a guarantee of no compulsory _ this is that we need a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies - this is that we need a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies and l this is that we need a guarantee of- no compulsory redundancies and when we get _ no compulsory redundancies and when we get that, _ no compulsory redundancies and when we get that, we — no compulsory redundancies and when we get that, we can _ no compulsory redundancies and when we get that, we can move _ no compulsory redundancies and when we get that, we can move on- we get that, we can move on positively— we get that, we can move on positively to _ we get that, we can move on positively to the _ we get that, we can move on positively to the other - we get that, we can move onl positively to the other agenda items, — positively to the other agenda items, which— positively to the other agenda items, which include - positively to the other agenda items, which include the - positively to the other agenda items, which include the stuffj positively to the other agenda - items, which include the stuff that the company— items, which include the stuff that the company want _ items, which include the stuff that the company want to _ items, which include the stuff that the company want to pursue - items, which include the stuff thatj the company want to pursue about changes— the company want to pursue about changes to — the company want to pursue about changes to working _ the company want to pursue about changes to working practices. - the company want to pursue about changes to working practices. rail| changes to working practices. rail bosses changes to working practices. bosses hope compulsory changes to working practices.“ bosses hope compulsory redundancy can be avoided, but there has to be reformed. but can be avoided, but there has to be reformed. �* ., , ., can be avoided, but there has to be reformed. �* . , ., ., can be avoided, but there has to be reformed. �* ., , ., ., , reformed. but we are trying to do is work with the _ reformed. but we are trying to do is work with the trade _ reformed. but we are trying to do is work with the trade unions - reformed. but we are trying to do is work with the trade unions on - reformed. but we are trying to do is work with the trade unions on how l reformed. but we are trying to do is i work with the trade unions on how we modernise and reduced the overall costs that can then allow us in various ways to increase wages, but also ultimately stop the taxpayer
are paying more into the industry thanis are paying more into the industry than is necessary. haifa are paying more into the industry than is necessary.— are paying more into the industry than is necessary. how to bridge the i a . than is necessary. how to bridge the aa- and than is necessary. how to bridge the gap and avoid _ than is necessary. how to bridge the gap and avoid potentially _ than is necessary. how to bridge the gap and avoid potentially months . than is necessary. how to bridge the gap and avoid potentially months of| gap and avoid potentially months of disruption coming down the tracks. emma simpson, bbc news. as we've been hearing, the strikes have been having an impact all across britain — and some parts of scotland have been left with no services at all. 0ur correspondent lorna gordon is in glasgow. it looks deserted where you are. very quiet here. extremely limited services in scotland, only 10% of trains are running and the only service going from this station is to and from edinburgh and at all points in between and there are only five roots in scotland operating today covering a limited geographical area in the central band, no trains north of that belt, a limited number of trains on the east and west coast main stone into england, but if you want to get all the way to london today, directly by
train, you have missed the last one, you are out of luck from both edinburgh and glasgow. this is not a scot rail strike, it is a network rail dispute that is causing this disruption. just a snapshot, but we spoke to some people and they were broadly sympathetic to the strike, there were some tourists who found they had a quite significant disruptions having to switch to buses and one person said she was going to have trouble getting this evening after work, she worked in hospitality here in glasgow. it was a challenge for her to get home late at night. broadly speaking, it seems as if many people who rely on the railways here to commute have instead opted to work from home. lorna gordon reporting there. in a separate dispute, a decision is expected within the hour over whether hundreds of members of the gmb union who work as heathrow check—in and ground staff will take strike action over pay. if they vote in favour of taking action it could mean a walkout during the summer holidays. 0ur correspondent greg mckenzie
is at heathrow airport now. potentially yet more disruption for travellers. ., ., , potentially yet more disruption for travellers. ., . , , , potentially yet more disruption for travellers. ., ., ,, , ., travellers. potentially yes. that decision, whether _ travellers. potentially yes. that decision, whether or _ travellers. potentially yes. that decision, whether or not - travellers. potentially yes. that decision, whether or not to - travellers. potentially yes. that decision, whether or not to go i travellers. potentially yes. that i decision, whether or not to go on strike, is imminent and we should hear it in the next hour. that is more than 700 ba workers who have gone to that ballot. the dispute is over a 10% pay cut that staff are accepted at british airways two years ago at the start of the pandemic. this year that 10% has been reinstated, but only for bosses and senior members of the airline, so it has not filtered down to check in staff or baggage handlers and the union says that is not fair. should they strike action or should they vote for strike action, they will plan to walk out on or around the 20th or 23rd ofjuly and that is one
of the busiest times here at heathrow as many people get away for the summer. british airways have issued a statement and they say the airline has lost £4 billion in the last two years, but it did offer its staff a one—off payment 10% bonus for this year, but the staff simply rejected it. for this year, but the staff simply re'ected it. , for this year, but the staff simply rejected it— rejected it. greg mckenzie reporting- _ the independent office for police conduct is to re—investigate the officers who failed to spot that serial killer, stephen port, was operating in north—east london. port murdered four men in 2014 and 2015 in barking. the iopc originally decided that no officers would be disciplined — despite failures to catch the serial killer until after the fourth victim was murdered. now the iopc has said there were "material flaws" in its own investigation. the waiting list for hospital treatment in wales has hit a new record high for the 24th month in a row. latest figures show there were over
700,000 patients waiting for treatment in april, which is approximately one in five of the welsh population. over 68,000 of them have been waiting for two years. the government says services are still recovering following the pandemic. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith reports. after four years of waiting, patricia is finally having her operation. she needs a joint replacement in her thumb so she can do simple things like cooking and gardening again. it was very difficult, but covid came in the middle and there wasn't anything you could do, and i just accepted it. it's nothing you can do about it. you just have to get on with it, don't you? long waits are something patients in wales have had to accept. pre—pandemic, around 5% of patients were already waiting more than nine months for treatment. now, more than a third wait that long.
seeing their health deteriorate as they wait is difficult for surgeons like dougie russell. it's really frustrating. before covid we recognised that particularly in wales we had longer waiting lists than a lot of our colleagues in england. and since the covid pandemic has stopped much of our elective operating, particularly in orthopaedics, our waiting lists have been going up and up, which is extremely frustrating. the biggest problem is a lack of capacity. new theatres like this one in swansea are being built, but they also need to be staffed before they can beat the backlog. the welsh government says a corner is being turned, with the number of patients waiting over two years falling for the first time. we are seeing the first chinks of light, because we are actually seeing numbers for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic for those waiting more than two years coming down by 3%, so there is a little chink of light here, and i'm very pleased to see that and that really is testament to the incredible hard work of those people who are on the front line at a time,
let's not forget, when covid was at its peak. the royal college of surgeons says ending two—year waits in wales will be a mammoth task, made impossible without the right reforms and investment to bring more patients through. hywel griffith, bbc news, swansea. the time is 1.16. our top story this lunchtime... many children are said to be among the thousand killed in a powerful earthquake in afghanistan. limited resources are hampering rescue efforts in remote terrain. coming up — we'll have the latest from headingley, where england's cricket team are back in action against new zealand. and coming up on the bbc news channel — england get off to a terrific start after losing the toss on the opening morning of the final test against new zealand.
borisjohnson has arrived in rwanda ahead of a meeting of the commonwealth's heads of government. mrjohnson again defended the uk's policy to send asylum seekers there, and accused critics of having a condescending attitude towards the african country. rwanda joined the commonwealth in 2009, but there's been criticism over the country's human rights record. 0ur deputy africa editor anne soy reports. the pm's first visit to rwanda. just over a week since the first flight to carry asylum—seekers from the uk was cancelled. first on the agenda a meeting with the host, president paul kagame. the two governments are keen to proceed with the deal, despite the opposition it's faced. tomorrow, the pm faces a potentially awkward meeting with prince charles, who is reported to have described the deal privately as "appalling". people need to keep an open
mind about the policy, the critics need to keep an open mind. a lot of people can see its obvious merits, and, yeah, of course, if i'm seeing the prince tomorrow of course i am going to make that point. now rwanda is hosting this meeting for the first time since joining the commonwealth in 2009. at the time politician victoire ingabire thought the move would help improve things in rwanda. she returned from europe in 2010, to run for president. i thought in my heart, maybe uk would really help rwanda to become a democratic country. did it? no. if you criticise in authority, you are labelled to be the enemy of the state. she recently missed her son's wedding, blocked by government from leaving the country. he was eight when she left the family in europe to try her hand in politics, but ended up injail for close to a decade. she says british leaders should
visit politicians and journalists who are in prison here. the rwandan government has disputed many of these accounts, and said human rights and democracy are a work in progress, notjust here in rwanda but across the commonwealth. hosting this event is a source of pride for them. rwanda has pulled out all stops to make an impression. the country is eyeing the opportunities that this meeting might bring, but the commonwealth spotlight and the recent migrant deal with the uk might also bring to light issues the country would prefer to remain hidden. anne soy, bbc news, kigali. let's nowjoin our royal correspondent nicholas witchell, who is travelling with the royals. nick, lots of issues at play as our correspondent was explaining there, but prince charles and borisjohnson are meeting tomorrow. what are we expecting yellow well, reeta, as you
say, much interest in that meeting between the prince of wales and the prime minister. it between the prince of wales and the prime minister.— prime minister. it will take place tomorrow at _ prime minister. it will take place tomorrow at about _ prime minister. it will take place tomorrow at about lunchtime - prime minister. it will take place tomorrow at about lunchtime by | prime minister. it will take place - tomorrow at about lunchtime by which time the prince of wales will have formally opened the prince of —— the heads of government commonwealth meeting. whether they discussed the british policy towards migrants in any substantive form is i think doubtful. both men will want to avoid the issue in a detail. i think they are far more likely to focus on they are far more likely to focus on the main issues of the commonwealth meeting, they are of course climate change, about which the prince feels very passionately and deeply, about food security, a real issue within the commonwealth with the threat of grain shortages caused by the russian invasion of ukraine, and violence against women, another big issue within the commonwealth and an issue within the commonwealth and an issue about which the duchess of cornwall has been speaking this morning in a speech. she has talked about the need for people to take personal responsibility for their behaviour, to end gender—based violence. those are all issues with
a real residence within the commonwealth, which as we know represents nearly a third of the world's population, and that, i suspect, is where the prince of wales and prime ministerjohnson will focus their discussions in their meeting tomorrow. thank you very much. — their meeting tomorrow. thank you very much, nicholas _ their meeting tomorrow. thank you very much, nicholas witchell - very much, nicholas witchell reporting from kigali. ukraine is set to be approved as a candidate to join the european union at a summit in brussels later today. the country applied for membership days after the russian invasion in february, but this is just the first step in a long process. 0ur europe correspondent jessica parker has more. ukraine's national anthem, heard today in the heart of the eu. over 1,000 miles away, the country's capital kyiv, but the european union now feeling a little closer. this is great, but it's something what will happen much later, and now, if we lose this war, it will mean nothing. i really want other countries
to become a candidate for european union, because i would like our country to be more powerful. however, this is a country at war, not in control of parts of its own territory. no—one knows how long the conflict will last. but in brussels, ukrainian officials say they are determined to press ahead, ready to carry out at least some reforms required by the eu, even while the fighting goes on. the real integration process will start when the war is over, but in the meanwhile, when we are talking about those recommendations, i see the potential to implement, if not but some of them, even now. but this is a family that isn't easy to join. leaders from the western balkans testify to that.
north macedonia is candidate since 17 years, albania since eight, so, welcome to ukraine. it is a good thing to give candidate status but i hope the ukrainian people will not make many illusions about it. this is the red carpet that eu leaders walk down at summits. it is where ukraine wants to be. all the warnings that this is a long road without any guarantee of success are all true. nevertheless, this is still being regarded as a historic moment. giving ukraine candidate status here and now, diplomats say wouldn't have been imaginable not long ago. jessica parker, bbc news, in brussels. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making the news today. two parliamentary by—elections are talking place today, in wakefield in west yorkshire, and tiverton and honiton in devon. both seats were won by the conservatives at the last general election. people in each area will have until 10pm to cast their vote,
with the results expected in the early hours of tomorrow morning. the american artistic swimmer anita alvarez was rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach after fainting at the world aquatics championships. the 25—year—old lost consciousness and was not breathing when she sank after completing her routine in the solo free final in budapest. the us swim team later released a statement saying alvarez had received medical attention and "feels good now". eight medical staff in argentina will stand trial accused of criminal negligence in the death of the legendary footballer diego maradona. maradona died aged 60 in november 2020, after suffering a heart attack. he'd been recovering at home from brain surgery to remove a blood clot. an investigation into the doctors and nurses involved in his care was launched by argentinian prosecutors a few days after his death. the media tycoon rupert murdoch
and actressjerry hall are getting a divorce, according to reports in the us media. representatives for mr murdoch and ms hall, who got married in central london in 2016, are yet to comment. the divorce would be a fourth for mr murdoch. test cricket has got under way again at headingley — the first england match since claims of racism were made against yorkshire county cricket club. 0ur sports correspondent joe wilson has the story. some tests take far longer than five days. headingley hosts this match as this club and this sport continues to try to restore its reputation, in the wake of azzayim rafiq's testimony. after his experiences at yorkshire, the club was initially stripped of its right to host international cricket. the chairman appointed to change yorkshire told bbc test match special he is still trying to bring transformation. 90—95% of members and the people i genuinely meet on the street,
or on the train, have said thank you, thank you for doing what you are doing and have been extremely supportive. in any sphere of life — i do have a small but substantial bag of letters, that if i was to take them to the police, i think people would be prosecuted. racist letters 7 yes, phenomenally racist letters. in the wake of the historic allegations at yorkshire, cricket's governing body has brought charges against several people, including, it is understand michael vaughan, who is working for the bbc at this match. he denies any accusations of racism. this test match isn'tjust important to yorkshire symbolically, it is also crucial financially. the revenue generated by international cricket is the key to survival. lord patel says without this test match between england and new zealand, yorkshire would be bankrupt. 0n the field england's aim is to entertain, as they have done this summer, as they did immediately
this morning. tom latham gone, new zealand 0—1. england lead the series 2—0. jack leach struck in the first hour of play too. will young out lbw. new zealand's captain kane williamson was back in their team. there is always cricketing pressure and he was trying to relieve it. here he got away with it, but on 31 a faint touch and williamson was gone. the test match which ensures yorkshire's survival continued england's resurgence. joe wilson, bbc news, headingley. glastonbury is officially under way, after a three—year break because of covid. this was a glorious sunset there last night, lots of people even though the music starts today. around 200,000 people are expected to descend on the site in somerset, with entertainment from artists including sir paul mccartney, billie eilish and kendrick lamar. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson is at the festival.
hello, yes, thursday is the day, glastonbury, when the music starts, not on the main stages but on the smaller ones, but there are some big names playing today, mel c from the spice girls is doing a djing set and michael eavis, the founder of glastonbury, will take to the stage immediately afterwards to do a set of his favourite songs by crooners. we are right in front of the pyramid stage. if you look over there, there is and i remember michael eavis once joining coldplay on there to sing a version of my way. let's just say it lives long in the memory. i have been out walking around the festival site and its much busier than it normally is at that time for two reasons, first of all the festival has not been on for three years so people wanted to get here as early as possible, and secondly, because of the much talked about rail strikes. trains have actually been running to glastonbury today, the first one out of london had fewer
than 50 people on and some festivalgoers have been saying they've had whole carriages to themselves. and let's also talk about the weather, because i know people at home watching glastonbury on their sofas want nothing more than for it to pour down honours here! and there has been a yellow thunderstorm warning. the hope is it will pass, but, hey, you never know, diana ross might get very, very mucky. colin paterson, many thanks. who better to answer that question from colin is thomas. is there rain craze mac there is a yellow warning, any showers will be hit and miss, we are calling them scattered showers so there will be gaps in between the showers and you can see the clouds
increasing in the south—west, the south—east of the country through into the afternoon and the clouds have already reached glastonbury. we haven't seen too much rainfall yet but that could change in the coming hours and the lightning bolts indicate the risk area for the heavy showers, which will develop at least in some areas through the afternoon. a hot day in central england, parts of yorkshire, temperatures in the high 20s in some areas but already we are seeing temperatures lowering across southern areas with that increasing cloud. through tonight we will see some of the showers drift a little bit further north. there could be one or two shot was lingering through the night into tomorrow morning, but for most of us are generally dry night with partly cloudy skies and temperatures pretty muqqy cloudy skies and temperatures pretty muggy in the morning on friday, 16 in liverpool, 15 in london. here, out towards the west, we have a low pressure which is going to park itself over ireland and it's not going to shift for the next two or three days, may be more. that means fresher conditions with showers across western areas and no longer