this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. ukrainian authorities say russia has taken control of the city of severodonetsk after weeks of intense fighting. it's the most significant city to have fallen into russian hands since mariupol. abortion clinics start to close in the us after a supreme court ruling removed american women's constitutional right to abortion. british prime minister borisjohnson defies conservative critics of his leadership by insisting there'll be no psychological transformation of his character in the wake of two by—election defeats. if you're saying you want me to undergo some sort of psychological transformation, you know, i think that our listeners would know that is not going to happen. norway cancels this year's
oslo pride parade after a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub, which police are treating as an act of islamist terrorism. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. in a breakthrough for president putin, russian forces have taken control of severodonetsk. the city occupies a key location in the east of ukraine. kyiv pulled out forces after ferocious russian attacks. weeks of heavy shelling have reduced the city to ruins. our ukraine correspondent joe inwood has the latest from the capital kyiv. it's a significant moment. reflect on the fact that this is the biggest city to fall since mariupol, this is the place
we have been talking about for many weeks now. but in many ways its fall had become inevitable. the ukrainians said they were withdrawing, they now, since yesterday, it turns out that they have actually been pulling out for a few days but doing it without telling people, for obvious security reasons. what they say is they are now going to pull back to the city of lysychansk which is just across the river, and they say, to more defensible positions. but there are no two ways about it, this is a victory for russia, a culmination of a campaign of a section of this campaign that has lasted many weeks and has been characterised by a huge bombardment. and it has paid off for them. but it is notjust severodonetsk where they are advancing, they are also coming the other side of this river, the siverskyi donets river, they are coming the other side, and they say they have circled a large number of ukrainian troops in another. troops in another town. across the region, they are closing device on ukrainian forces. and what becomes of the people in that city now? in severodonetsk?
well, we think there were 10,000 people still in the city. the honest truth is we don't know. the only option for them, if they want to leave severodonetsk, and it is a city in ruins, there probably won't be much for them to stay therefore, is now to go into russian territory. it may well be that some of them are ok with that. this is a mixed picture here. it isn't a homogenous population. some people are sympathetic towards russia. there are others, the ones who are sheltering in this chemical plant called azot, we don't know of their fate at all, really, they could have left with the troops, they could still be there, we don't have that information, but there will be a humanitarian cost to this, especially for the people of this city. so, given russia has now succeeded in one of its key military goals, do we know where russia's focus will be next? we should say this is one part of a key military goal. their key military goal at the moment is taking the donbas region. what they have done is they have taken the biggest city
that they didn't hold in one of the two oblasts, the two regions that made up a wider donbas. so, this is significant in that. but what they are going to carry on doing, we would imagine, is try to take the rest of the luhansk oblast, the region. that involves taking the city of lysychansk but then they will carry on trying to move into the rest of the donbas, into donetsk, they have in their sites sloviansk, a town that they are looking toward, and kramatorsk, there are a number of key targets that they are already pushing towards, and i think that what this will allow them to do is to redouble their efforts in the cities of the donbas they have not already taken. meanwhile, president putin says moscow will supply belarus with a missile systems capable of carrying nuclear weapons. at a meeting with his belarusian counterpart in moscow, mr putin said the technology would be handed over in the coming months. minsk had previously expressed concerns about the aggressive policies of its neighbours lithuania and poland.
clinics have begun closing in some us states after yesterday's supreme court ruling removed a woman's constitutional right to abortion. about half of the 50 states are expected to introduce new restrictions or bans as a result of the ruling — one of the most significant in the court's history. president biden described the ruling as a tragic error. 0ur washington correspondent nomia iqbal is outside the supreme court where demonstrations are continuing. for anti—abortion activists, there are still quite a few of them here, i spotted two girls earlier, they say there is so much misconception about the anti—abortion groups. one of the criticisms that you tend to hear is that anti—abortion activists don't care about that child once it is out of the womb, that there are no real protections in place in this country to help women afterwards, in terms of maternity services, maternity pay, that sort of thing, and they said that is not true. one of the fears, then, that there is by pro—choice groups is that the end of roe v wade isn't
the end game for anti—abortion activists, we are hearing some lawmakers now talking about banning contraception, about making it harder for women to leave those states where abortion is illegal to travel to other states as well. but i should emphasise, no law has been passed like that at all, but there is concern that this might just be the beginning of curtailing those rights that women have had in this country when it comes to abortion four half a century. i'm nowjoined by 0livia gans turner, director of american victims of abortion. shejoins me from the national right to life convention in atlanta, georgia. thanks forjoining us here on the programme. what are people there at the convention saying about this ruling? the convention saying about this rulin: ? ~ ., , ruling? what is the feeling there? well, it is absolutely _ ruling? what is the feeling there? well, it is absolutely true - ruling? what is the feeling there? well, it is absolutely true that - well, it is absolutely true that after 50 years of waiting and watching the court, there is a great
deal ofjoy that watching the court, there is a great deal of joy that roe watching the court, there is a great deal ofjoy that roe v wade has been struck down. 0ne deal ofjoy that roe v wade has been struck down. one of the things that was always a concern within the pro—life movement in the united states was that roe v wade prevented americans who are elected officials from working to pass laws that individuals in their states through the legislators felt were rational, protective and reasonable, and now finally, the conversation will go back to where americans make laws, which is in our states, and hopefully that will let us do similar things that we would like to do, which is to pass even more protective laws for mothers and their unborn children, providing health and care to both. 50. their unborn children, providing health and care to both.- health and care to both. so, it sounds from _ health and care to both. so, it sounds from what _ health and care to both. so, it sounds from what you - health and care to both. so, it sounds from what you are - health and care to both. so, it. sounds from what you are saying, like the campaign goes on, you do not see this as the end, where is the ultimate end point for you in this debate?— the ultimate end point for you in this debate? ~ ., , ., ., ., ., this debate? well, as a woman who has had an — this debate? well, as a woman who has had an abortion, _ this debate? well, as a woman who has had an abortion, i _ this debate? well, as a woman who has had an abortion, i am _ this debate? well, as a woman who has had an abortion, i am deeply i has had an abortion, i am deeply encouraged by the pro—life's movement desire to pass laws that really do recognise that mothers of
the second victims of abortion, that our children are dying and our society has failed to provide responsible answers that protect both of us. our goal as a movement has been from the very beginning to make abortion not the first option for women but actually a non—option, that rather we provide the services and care and support that allow women to realise they can live with dignity, their children can live with dignity, and so our girls have always been to pass the laws that provide the ultimate protection to unborn children and at the same time respect and respond to the needs of the mothers and the families of these children.— these children. what you say to those who _ these children. what you say to those who would _ these children. what you say to those who would argue - these children. what you say to those who would argue that - these children. what you say to | those who would argue that this these children. what you say to - those who would argue that this will achieve the exact opposite of improving protection and care for those women, in the sense that this will not stop abortions from happening, it was simply for swimming to seek them illegally? —— it will simply force women to seek them illegally, without the
protections and oversight and a show is that it is being done in a proper health care setting? if a woman doesn't feel able to go through with a pregnancy or her situation, she feels she cannot bring the child up properly, orforany feels she cannot bring the child up properly, orfor any other feels she cannot bring the child up properly, or for any other reason, she may still go through with an abortion and it puts her at risk. let's be clear that yesterday per mac decision does not automatically make abortion illegal anywhere in the united states. yes, some states will have stricter laws than others but americans are free to travel and tragically some women will perhaps consider travelling to states where abortion is legal. but we also know that abortion isn't safe in and of itself. since i became part of this movement, i have walked —— worked with women across the united states, women who have been harmed and injured by safe, legal abortion. abortion is dangerous procedure. but inevitably it become even more risky
than you say it is if it is being donein than you say it is if it is being done in an unregulated and nonprofessional way. done in an unregulated and nonprofessionalway. in done in an unregulated and nonprofessional way. in the years i have worked _ nonprofessional way. in the years i have worked in _ nonprofessional way. in the years i have worked in this _ nonprofessional way. in the years i have worked in this movement - nonprofessional way. in the years i | have worked in this movement with women, i can tell you that what i have heard from women themselves is what i didn't want to have an abortion, i didn't believe i had any other option. when women are provided with the options at the pro—life movement provide, 3000 mother helping centres, help that is offered free of charge in the united states, no charge of any kind to any pregnant person is applied when these women seek support and care. that cake goes beyond the birth of their child, many services involve free medical care, free legal advice, housing, educational opportunities, opportunities that will provide the... there are ways to respond to women and this is a challenge. the court gave america a challenge. the court gave america a challenge yesterday. wilby finally acknowledged that women get pregnant and our society has failed to met
the needs that most women have. we turn our backs on what women need and we suggest they need abortion instead. ., and we suggest they need abortion instead. . , ., instead. olivia, we must leave it there. i instead. olivia, we must leave it there- i am _ instead. olivia, we must leave it there. i am sure _ instead. olivia, we must leave it there. i am sure the _ instead. olivia, we must leave it there. i am sure the debate - instead. olivia, we must leave it there. i am sure the debate will| there. i am sure the debate will continue. thank you for talking to us. . ~' continue. thank you for talking to us. . ~ , ., british prime minister borisjohnson has insisted that questions over his leadership have been settled and that he will lead the conservative party into the next general election. his comments follow the tories�* defeat in two by—elections this week. speaking to the bbc from rwanda, where he's attending a commonwealth meeting, he said people were heartily sick of questions about his conduct. this report from alex forsyth in the rwandan capital kigali, contains some flash photography. diplomacy has been at the forefront of this commonwealth summit, but for the prime minister this morning, issues closer to home were dominant. evening, sir. last night, he attended an official dinner with his wife, carriejohnson, mingling with government heads while his own leadership is under scrutiny.
after losing two by—elections and his party chair, critics want him to change. but borisjohnson says he won't undergo a psychological transformation, claiming it's policy people care about. when things are tough, of course people are going to, rightly, going to direct their frustration, their irritation, at government and at me. i'm the leader of the government. i think, to be absolutely clear, in the last few months, people in tiverton, people in wakefield just heard far too much about stuff they didn't want to be hearing about. his cabinet have rallied round — some more so than others. the foreign secretary, in kigali herself, was pretty clear where she stood. i have absolute confidence in the prime minister. he's doing a fantasticjob. he's led on... ..delivering on brexit, helping britain recoverfrom covid. but those who have long called
for him to go haven't given up. borisjohnson is actually galvanising an anti—boris johnson vote. the leader of the party should normally be more popular than the party itself, and what we're seeing with borisjohnson is that he's a huge drag on the ticket. the summit in kigali was meant to be about boosting trade and co—operation, but for the uk, it's been overshadowed. first by plans to send asylum seekers here, then by politics miles away. this morning, the prime minister claimed that the question of his leadership was settled when he won a vote of confidence among his own mps. clearly, for some, that's not the case. after rwanda, he's not heading back to the uk, but on to europe for meetings of the g7 and nato. but he knows his domestic problems will be waiting. here, the clean—up begins as the commonwealth summit closes. borisjohnson wants to brush away these by—election defeats, clear he's not going anywhere. but there is no doubt they will leave a mark.
alex forsyth, bbc news, kigali. police in norway have charged a 42—year—old man with murder, attempted murder, and terrorist acts, after a shooting which left two people dead and 21 others injured. shots were fired at a popular gay venue in the capital 0slo. the man had been known to the security services since 2015. duncan kennedy reports. the police were quick to seal off the area, but the gunman�*s attack lasted several minutes. the targets included a bar popular with the lgbtq+ community called the london club. translation: so i got to london and went both inside, _ outside and upstairs, and there were several injured and there were people already helping out with those who had been shot. this is norway's worst terrorist attack in 11 years. a norwegian man of iranian descent has been charged with murder and terrorist acts. the country's prime minister said 0slo had been hoping
to celebrate its annual pride parade. we expected a lively and enthusiastic parade through our streets, of people celebrating pride after three years of pandemics and other standstills. instead, we have a dark day where terror struck 0slo this night. although the pride parade was officially cancelled, this was the response. chanting: we won't disappear! thousands marching to show their defiance towards violence and their defence of diversity. duncan kennedy, bbc news. to discuss this further, i'm nowjoined by lars arnesen who is the vice chair of oslo pride. it must be very sad for you to have the pride event cancelled, do you think that is the right decision, or
would it be a show of solidarity and defies to have gone ahead with it? well, we really wanted to have the parade this year but unfortunately it was not possible for us to have it, under the circumstances. we got clear advice from the police that it would be possible to have the parade in the streets today, and we followed that advice. and that was a really, really hard decision to make because we know that our community has been waiting for this parade for three years now through the pandemic, they have not been able to be in the streets since 2019, so we really worked hard to make this happen, but unfortunately it wasn't as ible, due to security reasons. in terms of, is there a possibility of it going ahead at a later date? has that been suggested or not? it has been discussed _ that been suggested or not? it has
been discussed but _ that been suggested or not? it has been discussed but we _ that been suggested or not? it has been discussed but we haven't - been discussed but we haven't scheduled any definitive date for that yet. it might happen, it might happen but we don't know when that will take place. how happen but we don't know when that will take place-— will take place. how much has this affected the _ will take place. how much has this affected the community, - will take place. how much has this affected the community, what - will take place. how much has this affected the community, what has| affected the community, what has happened, this attack? and especially as we have learned in the last few hours that the suspect was known to security services? i last few hours that the suspect was known to security services?- known to security services? i think this has affected _ known to security services? i think this has affected us _ known to security services? i think this has affected us really, - known to security services? i think this has affected us really, really l this has affected us really, really hard. personally, for me, i know a lot of the people that were outside london pub last night and i know a lot of the volunteers that we have in oslo pride also know people that were there and were either witnesses or injured. so, this has definitely been a really hard hit to our community, and i was really happy to see that even though we cancelled the official event earlier today, it
was still thousands of people that met in the streets and showed their solidarity, and lay down flowers outside london pub. so, i was really happy that we were able to be together, even though we were not able to have the official pride parade today. able to have the official pride parade today-— able to have the official pride parade today. able to have the official pride arade toda . ., , ~ parade today. lars, you sound like ou are parade today. lars, you sound like you are quite _ parade today. lars, you sound like you are quite shaken _ parade today. lars, you sound like you are quite shaken by _ parade today. lars, you sound like you are quite shaken by what - parade today. lars, you sound like you are quite shaken by what has. you are quite shaken by what has happened. you are quite shaken by what has ha ened. ~ ., you are quite shaken by what has hauened. ~ ., , , happened. well, i am, because it affects me _ happened. well, i am, because it affects me personally. _ happened. well, i am, because it affects me personally. i - happened. well, i am, because it affects me personally. i have - affects me personally. i have friends that were there and i have friends that were there and i have friends that were attacked, so this has been a really hard day for me and, you know, we have been awake for many, many hours now, and we are very, very tired, but we tried to do our best to get through this. ﬁiﬁ our best to get through this. ok, last, i really _ our best to get through this. 0k, last, i really appreciate you speaking to us here on bbc news. thank you, and take care. thank you so much for having me.
let's go back to the us now. president biden has signed into law new gun control reforms passed by congress following a spate of mass shootings there. the measures are the most significant change in us gun safety rules in three decades, although mr biden says they don't go far enough. tougher background checks for buyers that are younger than 21. let's speak to chris poliquin, assistant professor at the ucla anderson school of management. he's written extensively about gun control and joins me from la. how much difference do you think these reforms will make? you know, these reforms will make? you know, the miaht these reforms will make? you know, they might make _ these reforms will make? you know, they might make some _ these reforms will make? you know, they might make some difference, . they might make some difference, although several of these gun provisions are modest this really is the most significant change in gun control at the federal level in decades. many of the provisions go far beyond token gestures, so expanding background checks to cover juvenile court records, providing new funding to states to amend red flag laws that allow family and friends to get court orders taking guns away from potentially dangerous
individuals, and also new prohibitions on domestic abusers purchasing firearms, and i think all of those could go some to saving lives. ~ , �* _ , lives. when president biden says the don't lives. when president biden says they don't go _ lives. when president biden says they don't go far _ lives. when president biden says they don't go far enough, - lives. when president biden says they don't go far enough, what i lives. when president biden says| they don't go far enough, what do you think the ideal situation would be that he has in mind? how far would he have wanted it to go? aha, would he have wanted it to go? theme of this bill is to really focus on people rather than weapons, and i think one of the things that democrats would like to see is a lot more focus on weapons. biden, in particular, has been a big proponent of assault weapons bans. there was a ban for ten years between 1994 and 2004 but that was a nonstarter among republicans so we haven't really seen new bans on certain types of weapons at the federal level at least as a result of shootings. this bill is much more tailored to stopping specific people from possessing weapons. do stopping specific people from possessing weapons.- stopping specific people from possessing weapons. do you think a total ban of — possessing weapons. do you think a total ban of handguns _ possessing weapons. do you think a total ban of handguns in _ possessing weapons. do you think a
total ban of handguns in america i total ban of handguns in america would ever be workable or not? politically, probably not workable. even in this domestic violence provision, it is a pretty small modest gesture and yet it is something that republicans have long opposed when it has come up for consideration in the past. so, i think that the barriers to passing even modest restrictions on guns indicate that something like a total handgun ban would kind of theological nonstarter, not to mention the constitutional issues that he would raise within the us. thank you very much.— that he would raise within the us. thank you very much. thank you for havin: thank you very much. thank you for having me- — sport, let's get a full roundup, from the bbc sport centre. hello, and thanks forjoining us. the third and final test at headingley has swung back in england's favour. they were bowled out for 360 in their first innings on day three against new zealand. most of those runs came from johnny bairstow�*s magnificent 162 and 97 from jamie 0verton on his test debut. in reply, the kiwi opener tom latham hit 76 to build a decent lead, but a flurry of late wickets saw
them close on 168—5, a lead of 137 with two more days to play. plenty of time for a result, although england have already clinched ther series. we didn't have the bestjeff sessions in the middle session, i think new zealand just took that one, and so we wanted to come out with the positive vibes we came out with the positive vibes we came out with whenjamie and bairstow were there. and we decided to go out that positive intent and not try change the game its head. we got three wickets in that short space of time and hopefully put them under a bit of pressure. wimbledon starts on monday, and the two—time champion petra kvitova is in good form. she has won the eastbourne international tournament for the first time. kvitova took the final 6—3, 6—2 against the defending champion jelena 0stapenko. kvitova, who is 32, was runner—up at eastbourne in 2011, the same year that she won her first wimbledon title. this morning was pretty cold and i thought it is different
conditions which i already have, but ijust get used to it and especially on centre court it is very different so i am glad anything worked out. my serve was helping a lot especially in that one game which i really had to hold it, so i am very pleased with that. taylor fritz says he thinks he can go far at wimbledon this year after claiming his second eastbourne title. he beat fellow american maxime cressy in three sets. fritz is seeded 11th at the all england club, but has never made it into the second week there in five attempts. gareth bale has agreed to join major league soccer side los angeles fc. the wales captain will move to la on an initial one—year deal. he leaves real madrid when his contract expires at the end of the month. in nine years, he won five champions leagues with real and three la liga titles. he'd been linked with a move to his home club cardiff city, but is heading to the us.
inji chun continues to lead the women's pga championship in maryland. the south korean has a three—shot lead in the third women's major of the year. she is currently playing the final hole of her third round. the two—time major winner shot a course record 8—under in the first round. —— in gee chun continues to lead the women's pga championship in maryland. a number of high—profile sportswomen and men have used their voices to denounce friday's us supreme court decision to remove constitutional protection for those seeking abortions. us women's forward megan rapinoe described friday's ruling as "sad and cruel". abortion was made legal across the us after a landmark ruling in 1973, often referred to as the roe v wade case, but that has been overturned, a move that is likely to lead to abortion being banned in half of us states. pro—choice means that you get to choose. pro—choice allows other people to be pro—life if that is what works for them or that is what their beliefs are or if that is where
they are at in their life. pro—life doesn't allow anybody to make a choice. that's all the sport for now. after a two—year absence because of the pandemic, dogs have been competing to be crowned the world's ugliest dog. the winner is called mr happy face, who apparently impressed the judges with his crooked head, grey mohawk, hairless, pimple—ridden body, awkward hobble and snort—like breathing. how does it feel to have the world's ugliest human, huh? oh, you know, it feels incredible that there is recognition of true inner beauty
and that is just amazing. so i don't know that i feel like i've got the world's ugliest dog — i know that i've got the world's most lovable dog. hello, there. a very blustery day today with scattered showers in the west, drier and brighter further east. and it's looking very similar tomorrow. those winds are likely to strengthen further. so for sunday morning, then we'll see some outbreaks of showery rain moving to western scotland. they'll be pushing eastwards. a wet start here for western wales. that weather front approach in the south west of england, some scattered showers here. also scattered showers, sunny spells for northern ireland, very windy for irish sea coast. gusts of wind of up to 40 to 50 miles an hour. the best of the sunshine in the dry weather again for parts of east anglia where we could see highs of 22 or 23 degrees celsius. it does remain windy on monday.
still a brisk southerly wind blowing. the focus of those showers moves a little further east, but there'll still be some sunny spells. it's drier and brighterfor much of wales, western scotland and northern ireland, but clouding over towards the end of the day with another weather front approaching, temperatures ranging between 19 and 21 degrees.
hello, this is bbc news with me, ben boulos. the headlines — borisjohnson defies conservative critics of his leadership by insisting there'll be no psychological transformation of his character in the wake of two by—election defeats. abortion clinics start to close in the us after a supreme court ruling removed american women's constitutional right to abortion. norway cancels this year's 0slo pride parade after a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub, which police are treating as an act
of "islamist terrorism". ukrainian authorities say russia has taken control of the city of severodonetsk after weeks of fierce fighting. for the third time this week, thousands of members of the rmt union have been taking part in a one—day strike, causing disruption to rail services across britain. now on bbc news, our world. in a province in southern iran, once lush and green, rivers are running dry, crops are failing and tap water is scarce. so, where has the water gone? siavash ardalan investigates. injuly 2021, anti—government protests took place across iran. the protests were triggered by water shortages in the southern province of khuzestan. failing crops, dying wildlife, no drinking water.