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welcome to bbc news, i'm simon pusey. our top stories... as russian forces capture severodonetsk in eastern ukraine, president zelensky says the war is entering an emotionally difficult stage. abortion clinics start to close in the us, after a supreme court ruling removed american women's constitutional right to the procedure. the biggest tightening of gun restrictions in almost three decades — president biden signs new control measures into law after bipartisan support. norwegian police say they're treating friday's deadly attack on a series of oslo bars and nightclubs as islamist terrorism. and sir paul mccartney makes history as glastonbury�*s oldest solo headliner at the age of 80.
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russian forces are now said to be fully occupying the ukrainian city of severodonetsk, a key location in the war, in the east of the country. weeks of heavy shelling have reduced the city to ruins and ukraine's army has now pulled its troops out. saturday also saw an upsurge in russian missile strikes across ukraine. in his nightly address, president zelensky said the war had entered an emotionally difficult stage and that air defence systems held in storage in allied nations were needed more than ever. shelley phelps has the latest. as severodonetsk falls, civilians have been fleeing the area, including elena, now boarding a train for the west of the country. translation: it was
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a horror the last week. yesterday we could not take it any more. thank you to the soldiers who evacuated us from there, otherwise this would have been it. i already told my husband if i die, please bury me behind the house. you need to understand, there is much shelling, so many ruined houses. it is no good to stay there. ukraine says its retreat from severeodontesk is a tactical withdrawal to fight from higher ground nearby. but it's a huge loss, and russia's biggest victory since capturing the port of mariupol. president zelensky used his nightly address to call for more assistance. translation: this confirms that sanctions packages - against russia are not enough, that ukraine needs more systems with weapons and that air defence systems, the modern systems which our partners have should not be on the sites or in storage but in ukraine where
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they are now needed. they are needed now here more than anywhere else in the world. meanwhile, russia says it will supply belarus with a missile system capable of carrying nuclear weapons. it follows concerns from the country's president, alexsander lukashenko, about what he describes as aggressive policies being pursued by its neighbours, poland and lithuania. we have made a decision. within the next few months, we will hand over to belarus the iskander—m tactical missile systems which as you know can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in conventional and nuclear versions. the war in ukraine is top of the agenda for global leaders arriving at a summit in munich.
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president zelensky will address them on monday, hoping to persuade them of more support for his war—torn country. shelley phelps, bbc news. there's been further strong criticism by president biden of the supreme court's decision to ban a woman's constitutional right to abortion — the ruling was he said painful and devastating for many americans. clinics have begun closing in some states, and there've been demonstrations both in support of and opposed to the ruling. our washington correspondent nomia iqbal reports. more than 2a hours after the supreme court threw out roe v wade, the protests continued. i'm here because i think america has digressed several decades since this ruling. the answer to pro—life is pro—death. and so does the ideological divide. you're being shouted at by someone who's... the things we're saying aren't going to change those people's minds.
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the constitutional right to an abortion will end, leaving it to the individual 50 states of america to make their own laws on it. i know how painful and devastating a decision this is for so many americans, and i mean so many americans. the decision is implemented by states. my administration is going to focus on how they administer and whether or not they violate other laws by deciding not to allow people across state lines to get public health services. and we're going to take action to protect women's rights and reproductive health. the country mr biden now leads is even more split. around 26 republican—led states will ban abortion except for when a woman's life is at risk. but it's unclear how that will be medically determined. democratic—led states like new york say they will protect abortion rights. conservatives have been building for this moment for decades. they say this is about
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protecting women's rights. there are just so many people that don't understand the pro—life movement, they don't understand the pro—life position and they don't understand all the things that we are doing to help women and children. this is not a religious issue at all, this is a human rights issue. many of the protesters who are here and are pro—choice have told me that they want the government to do more, but president biden has said there is nothing he can do to restore abortion rights to a national level. he is hoping this will galvanise voters for the midterm elections in november, but will it be enough for voters to turn their attention away from other issues that they deeply care about? nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. and we hope to speak tojennifer kerns who is a republican strategist, and conservative national talk show host — a little later in the programme. staying in the us, the most significant gun control bill in nearly 30 years has been signed into law by president biden. it imposes tougher checks
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on young gun buyers, and encourages states to remove guns from people considered a threat. congress approved the legislation with bipartisan support this week, following a spate of mass shootings. our north america correspondent peter bowes explained the details of the bill. the democrats would have liked to have seen much further, tighter restrictions on done ownership, and this was quite a hastily written bill, now law, written in the wake of these terrible atrocities, these massacres that we saw in texas and new york state last month. so what is in this new law includes tightened up background checks for people under the age of 21 that want to own a done, there is money for mental health programmes, money for school security, want to own a gun, there is money for mental health programmes, money for school security, and assistance for states to apply the so—called red flag laws. now, these are laws where guns can be confiscated from people that are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
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it also addresses the so—called boyfriend loophole. this is whereby somebody is convicted of abuse against a boyfriend or a girlfriend, they can be banned from owning a gun. but, significantly, it doesn't include a clampdown on assault weapons, high—capacity magazines, those measures that many democrats, including the president, wanted to see. 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 oslo and led to authorities cancelling the city's pride parade. there was however, a defiant march by some of the community. gareth barlow has the latest. a march of unity in the face of terror. we're here. we're queer. we won't disappear. norwegians took to the streets
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of oslo after what the prime minister called a shocking attack on innocent people. the shooting in a busy nightlife district happened in the early hours of saturday morning, with shots ringing out in three locations. speaking to reporters, officers were quick to label the shooting a suspected act of terror. translation: he is suspected of homicide, attempted - homicide, and terrorism. the charge of terrorism is motivated by the number of injured and killed and the number of crime scenes. we think, at this stage, there is good reason to believe he intended to spread terror among the population. the suspect, a norwegian citizen of iranian descent, has been detained, with two weapons, one of them an automatic gun, retrieved by investigators. police say the 42—year—old is known to security services and added the suspect has also experienced mental health problems.
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the attack targeted two bars, one of them the london pub, a popular lgbtq+ venue where revellers hid in the basement, the hail of bullets shattering the calm of oslo's normally quiet streets. translation: the last ten years we have said we need to end - this hate and then we do nothing about it. itjust happens again and again. we can't let this continue. this was a party, and you choose to destroy the lives of people who've done nothing against you. translation: i'm shocked. when i scrolled through facebook last night and saw friends write, "i'm safe. i had to run, but i'm safe now," it's completely absurd. and it sadly shows how much hate against lgbt people still exists in norway. following the attack, the threat warning has been raised to the highest possible level and all police officers will temporarily carry guns. meanwhile, norway's king harald called on the country to come together to defend freedom, diversity, and respect.
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gareth barlow, bbc news. lars arnesen is the vice chair of oslo pride. he told us about his disappointment at having to cancel this year's event. it 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, we 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 possible, due to security reasons. i think 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 last night. so, this has definitely been
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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. it affects me personally. 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 try to do our best to get through this. that was the vice chair of oslo pride, lars arnesen.
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as russian forces capture severodonetsk in eastern ukraine — president zelensky says the war is entering an emotionally difficult stage. abortion clinics start to close in the us — after a supreme court ruling removed american women's constitutional right to the procedure. we can now spek tojennifer kerns who is a republican strategist, and conservative national talk show host. she is also author of the book "the real war on women: time's up for radical feminism and the democrats' liberal, progressive, socialist agenda" jennifer, thank you for coming on. your reaction to the ruling, first, if you don't mind. ., ., , , mind. look, i am not terribly surprised. — mind. look, i am not terribly surprised. i _ mind. look, i am not terribly surprised, i have _ mind. look, i am not terribly surprised, i have been - mind. look, i am not terribly. surprised, i have been tracking the popularity of abortion in america and it has been falling in popularity, you look at national polls in america from the associated press which stays the majority of americans
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now believe abortion should have an only and most egregious cases and 65% of americans, surprisingly, believe that abortion should be limited to the first trimester so the supreme court of the united states, even though it is an independent body, it does often reflect the will of the people, the sentiment of the people, and the support for abortion in america has been falling for the last decade, and that has been peeled by generations a who is very pro—life, —— generation z who are very pro—life. generation 2 who are very pro-life-— generation 2 who are very ro-life. ., , .. .,, pro-life. how significant was donald trump _ pro-life. how significant was donald trump in _ pro-life. how significant was donald trump in making - pro-life. how significant was donald trump in making this happen? donald trump in making this ha en? ~ donald trump in making this ha--en? ~ , donald trump in making this hauen?. , .,, , donald trump in making this hauen?~ , .,, ,., happen? with his foibles and i know a lot _ happen? with his foibles and i know a lot of _ happen? with his foibles and i know a lot of people _ happen? with his foibles and i know a lot of people thought i happen? with his foibles and i i know a lot of people thought he was a clown, he was actually very serious in the white house, in the west wing, in the oval office, he had a list of 100 promises he had made to the american people and one of those was committing to nominate conservative justices are needed that, he obviously
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shaped the court with very conservative justices, and shaped the court with very conservativejustices, and he conservative justices, and he was conservativejustices, and he was able to appoint three of them. what is so interesting about this, and i have had a lot of conversations with liberal women over the last 48 hours, they said this is not the america i know, this is not the america i know, this is not the country i want to live in. well, this is the system that is in place, democrats have control of the white house with joe biden, control of both houses of congress, and they have a supreme court that actually does have radical, liberalfeminist on it. this is a system where people have had this debate and discussion and they have come out on the other end, deciding that this is what america need at this point. and, by the way, none of this means that abortion is banned in the united states of america, it simply kicks it back down to the states to decide what is best locally for their own people. and there will be the most interesting
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story next several weeks, to see what the states do. 13 states have all but banned it in most cases. what would you say to women who are scared that if they get raped they will have to continue the pregnancy they don't want? i think there will be a network of states, the californian governor has extended the offer for people to come to the state of california, abortion tourism which is a bit bizarre, but there will be alllet�*s for women. i believe also that the pro—choice wing of the democrat party and planned parenthood will be doing a lot of fundraising. they are spending $200 million this election cycle just for politicking, i think they will be finding funds, you will see a lot of groups popping up to help women in crisis. and there are also over 1000 crisis pregnancy centres in the united states of america, which are under attack right now. they shouldn't be,
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because of the left really was to help mothers and women in crisis, they wouldn't be doing that. , ., crisis, they wouldn't be doing that. ,. , . that. do you expect further reforms relating _ that. do you expect further reforms relating to - that. do you expect further. reforms relating to marriage and sexuality and birth control following this?— following this? you know, the court was _ following this? you know, the court was very _ following this? you know, the court was very specific - following this? you know, the court was very specific to - court was very specific to state that this will not have a trickle—down effect to marriage equality. on the other side of this, representing traditional marriage, and i had to stand on the supreme court and take their lumps ofa the supreme court and take their lumps of a case did not go their lumps of a case did not 9° my their lumps of a case did not go my way, it also got overturned, but i think the court was biweekly it had no intention, even touching that, and i see no cases in the lower court that at coming up that would affect that. regarding birth control, i think that is the one thing that nancy pelosi and vice president kamala harris, have to be very careful about. they were on tv yesterday saying this affects health care for women, it
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doesn't, america can still get birth control, they can still practise other forms of safe sex, they can even practice abstinence, there is a concept, and not get pregnant in those variety of ways, and believe me, women will still have access to the reproductive care that they need across the country. i am sure that the organisations on the left will make of that.— organisations on the left will make of that. jennifer kearns, that is all _ make of that. jennifer kearns, that is all we _ make of that. jennifer kearns, that is all we have _ make of that. jennifer kearns, that is all we have got - make of that. jennifer kearns, that is all we have got time i that is all we have got time for, thank you forjoining us. at least 23 people have died trying to cross into spain's north african enclave of melilla on friday. that's according to moroccan state tv. it was the first such attempted mass crossing since spain and morocco resumed diplomatic ties in march. reports say some of those who died had fallen from the top of a borderfence. several people were admitted to hospital for treatment after security forces were deployed earlier on friday. barcelona's mayor has accused the spanish authorities of institutional racism in their response.
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spain's prime minister, pedro sanchez, has blamed mafias involved in human trafficking for the deaths. translation: best of all, i stand in solidarity with and vindicate the extraordinary work being done by the security forces in our country. some officers were injured in the violent assaults. a violent and organised assault organised by mafia who traffic human beings to the city situated on spanish soil. as a result, this is an attack on our territorial integrity. the us presidentjoe biden�*s arrived in munich in germany ahead of a three—day g7 summit that will focus primarily on the war in ukraine. leaders will hold their first talks on sunday in the bavarian mountains, and will discuss ways to increase pressure on russia whose actions in ukraine have created food and energy crisis hitting the poorest communites worldwide. the sunday times has reported that prince charles accepted a suitcase containing
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a million euros in cash from a former qatari prime minister. it says this was one of three cash donations totalling three million euros for his charity. clarence house has insisted all the correct processes were followed. there is no suggestion the payments were illegal. a passenger ship has capsized off the coast of colombia, sparking a rescue operation by the country's navy. the 22 passengers and two crew on board were brought to safety after the emergency in an area known as paso del tigre. adverse weather conditions are being blamed for the sinking. prime minister boris johnson has insisted that questions about his leadership have been settled and that he will lead the conservative party into the next general election. borisjohnson�*s comments follow his party's defeat in two by—elections this week. speaking to the bbc from rwanda, where he'd been attending a meeting of commonwealth leaders, he claimed that people were heartily sick of questions about his conduct and that a "psychological transformation" of his
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character would not happen. from the rwandan capital kigali, alex forsyth sent this report. 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 its policy people care about. when things are tough, of course people are 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
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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 recover from covid. but those who've 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
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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's no doubt they will leave a mark. alex forsyth, bbc news, kigali. sir paul mccartney has taken to the pyramid stage for glastonbury�*s headline performance. it's the postponed 50th anniversary of the festival, and there for us is our culture editor, katie razzall, who has just sent this report. # can't buy me love, love. # can't buy me love...# 80 years of age and the pyramid stage is his. sir paul mccartney, glastonbury�*s oldest ever solo headliner. # ..can�*t buy me love...#
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this morning's sound check took place in front of fans who had already claimed the best spots. some were really dressing for the occasion. i got here nice and early because i thought i'd make the most of it. i beat them all here. brilliant. we've only got nine and a half hours to wait. that's all. i've worked a night shift and i come here, haven't gone back to the tent but i may as welljust sit here and hang in there. he's the legend, i he'sjust written the soundtrack to our lives. it's great. we are on the way to the park, you're not following me that far, are you? # don't walk away... noel gallagher was the warm up act for mccartney here tonight. ten years after leaving oasis, he has a best—of album with his solo venture high flying birds. i started off my record buying journey with best—ofs
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because back in the day, when people used to go to record shops and didn't have that much money, you know you're not going to buy all eight, nine beatles albums, you're going to buy the red and the blue one, the best of the beatles and work your way in that way. what do the beatles mean to you? everything. i don't really trust people who say they don't like them. you meet a few, i don't really like the beatles. it'sjust like, well, who do you like? as for macca himself, yeah, he's got the back catalogue that literally no—one else in the music business can touch. oh, man, it's so good to be here. we were supposed to be doing this three years ago. there have been many legendary sets in the somerset fields over the last half a century. this one has onlyjust begun. katie razzall, bbc news, glastonbury. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @sipusey
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you can get more news on our website. thank you for watching. hello. we've had some dramatic skies across parts of the uk through saturday, especially in the west, where we saw the most frequent showers. and some of those showers brought thunder and lightning and impressive cloudscapes. and it's all been down to an area of low pressure which has been slow—moving to the west of ireland. and that continues gradually north and eastwards through sunday, bringing the most frequent showers to the north and the west of the uk, and the strongest winds here, as well. so, through sunday morning, most frequent showers across northern ireland, northern and western scotland, north west england, parts of wales, perhaps a few into south west england. not so many getting further eastwards. in fact, the further east you are, the more likely it is to stay dry with the best of the sunshine, and hence the highest temperatures. but somewhat cooler further north and west where you've got the cloud, the showers and also the strength of the wind. so, for western coasts, particularly for irish sea
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coasts, we could see those gusts touching 45, maybe 50 mph through sunday afternoon. so, it's a blustery afternoon. it should push the showers through fairly quickly, and whilst we can't rule out showers at glastonbury, certainly through the second half of the afternoon, it's looking dry. we should see increasing amounts of sunshine as well to end the day. so, fingers crossed for much of the day it should stay mainly dry. but as we had through sunday evening and overnight, those showers start to make their way a little bit further eastwards. once again, the further east you are, it should stay mainly dry with some clearer skies, and those showers just starting to ease across parts of scotland and northern ireland as we head through the early hours of monday morning. and it's a mild night, with most places being in double figures. so, into monday, here's our area of low pressure. it's still close by, now to the north and west of scotland. we've got a second system starting to approach from the atlantic as well. so, once again on monday, it's a day of sunny spells and showers, but it looks by this stage that the showers will start to move their way a little bit further eastwards.
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so, nowhere immune from a shower, but there will be some lengthy spells of sunshine in between. the winds not as strong, but it's still a fairly breezy day. and in the sunshine, we'll be seeing temperatures quite widely in the high teens, if not the low 20s celsius. it looks like east anglia and south east england will probably see the warmest conditions on monday. but it is a fairly unsettled week ahead. there'll be showers or longer spells of rain for many, but temporarily it should get a little bit warmer across east anglia and south east england. that's all from me, bye—bye.
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this is bbc news, the headlines. the president of ukraine says the war with russia has entered an emotionally difficult stage, after the city of severodonetsk fell to the russian army. in his nightly address, volodymyr zelensky said he didn't how many more blows there would be before victory
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appeared on the horizon. demonstrations for and against the us supreme court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion have taken place in many parts of the country for a second day. hundreds of people, mostly opposed to friday's landmark ruling, gathered outside the supreme court building in washington. norwegian police say they are treating friday's attack on a series of oslo bars and nightclubs, including a popular gay one, as islamist terrorism. two people were killed. the assailant, a norwegian citizen of iranian descent, has been detained. now on bbc news, dateline london.
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