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this is 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. donald trump hails the supreme court ruling that overturned the right to abortion, calling it a victory for life itself. police in norway charge a man with murder, president biden signs and you can control measures for guns after bipartisan support. police in norway charge a man with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts after a shooting which left two people dead. # love, love. and, sir paul mccartney makes history as glastonbury�*s oldest
solo headliner, at the age of 80. hello and welcome to bbc news. 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. ukraine says its retreat is a tactical withdrawal
as severodonetsk falls, ukraine says this is a technical withdrawal. it is to fight from higher ground in neighbouring lysychasnk, which has also come under heavy bombardment. elena hasjust arrived from there. it was a horror, the last week. we could not take it anymore. thank you to the soldiers who evacuated us from there, otherwise, this would happen it. i already told my husband, if i die, bury me behind the house. you need to understand, there were somewhat showers, so many ruined there was no use in staying there. many ruined there was no use in staying there-— staying there. severodonetsk is a hue staying there. severodonetsk is a huge loss _ staying there. severodonetsk is a huge loss for _ staying there. severodonetsk is a huge loss for ukraine, - staying there. severodonetsk is a huge loss for ukraine, and . a huge loss for ukraine, and russia's biggest victory since it captured the port of mariupol. president zelensky used his nightly address to call for more assistance. this confirms that sanctions
packages against russia are not enough. but ukraine needs more assistance with weapons, and that air defence systems, the modern systems which our partners have should not be on at the sites or in storage, they need to be in ukraine where they are needed, they are needed 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. translation: we have made a decision, within _ translation: we have made a decision, within the _ translation: we have made a decision, within the next - decision, within the next belarus, the 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. president zelensky will address them on monday, hoping to persuade them of more support for his war torn country. let's hear more on ukraine from andrew d'anieri, who is an assistant director at the atlantic council's eurasia center. ukraine's severodonetsk is a tactical loss but it's not what we call a strategic defeat. of course, ukraine does not want to give up more territory to the russian invaders, but severodonetsk is not a huge city — this isn't mariupol, this isn't kharkiv — and ukrainian forces will be able to retreat further from the front lines and will be able to regroup and defend ukraine from arguably possibly a better position than they were in severodonetsk, so a loss, to be sure, but not catastrophic. and while we have seen ukrainian forces pulling back,
they have been counter—attacking in other areas, for example, around kherson. yeah, kherson is interesting because this is where ukrainian forces have been most successful, aside from in the north, in counter—attacking. and we've also seen some partisan activity in russian—occupied kherson region. and that combination, along with the transfer of long—range rockets from the us, could allow ukraine to launch more successful counter—attacks and even a counteroffensive to take back more of their territory from russia. in terms of morale for both the russian and ukrainian armies, how do you see things at the moment? everyone we talked to from the ukrainian side says morale is pretty high, which is surprising given that ukrainians are, especially in the east, outnumbered — some say 7:1, even 10:1. and russian soldiers, more and more, we see they understand that those sent to fight in ukraine
are being sent into kind of a meat grinder and really, their lives simply aren't valued by the russian government. they know that they'll be under heavy fire in ukraine, so morale is stronger on the ukrainian side than the russian side, but not decisive yet. and a big nato summit coming up shortly. what do you expect to come out of that? this will be a really good opportunity for nato, which has provided strong support as a whole to ukraine over the past several months, to codify their strong support in a long—term fashion. it can the lead—up documents to the summit have indicated that nato wants to station more troops in the baltics and to come up with a long—term strategy for supporting ukraine, and this is the perfect opportunity for them to do that. on the ukrainian side, we know president zelensky will be heavily involved in the summit and so, we could also see some kind of symbolic declaration that ukraine, one day, will be in nato. and zelensky again calling
for air defensive systems. how important are they right now? air defence systems are crucial. we've seen even just a few weeks ago that russia, while they're focusing on the east and the south, they have shown an ability and a desire to send rockets to western ukraine, on kyiv, and so, when we talk about being safe in one's country, ukrainian civilians in western ukraine, those air defences are really crucial because russia has shown they're willing to send rockets really at any time to menace ukrainian civilians. andrew d'anieri. donald trump has held the supreme court ruling that overturned at the right to abortion, as a victory. both for the country _ abortion, as a victory. both for the country and - abortion, as a victory. both for the country and live - for the country and live itself. some women in states where the banks have, force,
they have been forced to make alternative arrangements as clinics closed and cancel appointments. backup! backup! angry scenes in los angeles, as protesters demand the right for abortion. free abortion on demand! this— free abortion on demand! this to _ free abortion on demand! this to outside the supreme court — this to outside the supreme court in _ this to outside the supreme court in washington. | this to outside the supreme court in washington.- this to outside the supreme court in washington. i want to do something _ court in washington. i want to do something with _ court in washington. i want to do something with you - court in washington. i want to do something with you guys. i do something with you guys. a little therapeutic screaming. people determined that voices are heard. screaming don't kill your baby! in mississippi, those who backed the supreme court, they gather outside an abortion clinic. ., ., , clinic. emotions running high. my father— clinic. emotions running high. my father is— clinic. emotions running high. my father is in _ clinic. emotions running high. my father is in my _ clinic. emotions running high. my father is in my kingdom. l my father is in my kingdom. you need a saviour today. i know him more than you will ever— know him more than you will ever know.
god - ever know. god hears your prayers. and. _ god hears your prayers. and. a _ god hears your prayers. and, a political divide as well. the court handed down a victory for the constitution, a victory for the constitution, a victory for the constitution, a victory for the rule of law and, above all, a victory for life. cheering. this breakthrough is the answer to the prayers of millions and millions of people. too many, i know how painful devastating this decision is, for so — devastating this decision is, for so many americans, and i'm infor_ for so many americans, and i'm inforso— for so many americans, and i'm in for so many americans. this has _ in for so many americans. this has been — in for so many americans. this has been implemented by the states, — has been implemented by the states, my administration will focus — states, my administration will focus on — states, my administration will focus on how they are administrated, and to ensure they— administrated, and to ensure they don't break laws. we are going — they don't break laws. we are going to — they don't break laws. we are going to take actions to protect— going to take actions to protect rights, and reproductive health. 26 _ reproductive health. 26 days looks set to ban abortions, except for when a life is— abortions, except for when a life is at— abortions, except for when a life is at risk, but a growing number— life is at risk, but a growing number of businesses say they will support those who need
abortions, such as the bank of america. — abortions, such as the bank of america, which will cover travel_ america, which will cover travel costs. prominent figures continue to speak out. obviously disappointed to see the decision made and, you know, ijust really, for me, you know, obviously i feel bad for future women, women you know, obviously i feel bad forfuture women, women now, but i also feel bad for those who protested for this... i don't even know how many years ago. they protested for this and they are alive to see this decision being reversed. but, as the ramifications for the ruling sink in, divisions among society remain stronger than ever. some drones, bbc news. —— jones. well earlier i spoke tojennifer kerns who is a republican strategist, and conservative national talk show host. i asked her about the role donald trump played in ensuring the supreme court ruling. with his foibles, and i know that 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 made to the american people. one of those was committing to nominate conservative justices. he was committing to nominate conservativejustices. he did that, it obviously shaped the court with their very conservative justices, and court with their 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 conversation with liberal women over the last 2448 liberal women over the last 21148 hours. they say this isn't the americana, the country i want to live in. well, this is the system that is in place. democrats have control of the white house withjoe biden, they have control of both houses of congress with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, and they have a supreme court that actually does have radical, liberalfeminists on it, from alanna kagan to others. this is a system of people have had this debate and discussion, and they have come out on the other and deciding that this is what america needs at this point. either way, america needs at this point. eitherway, none america needs at this point.
either way, none of this means that abortion is 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 i think that'll probably be the most interesting story in the most interesting story in the next several weeks to see what the states do. i the next several weeks to see what the states do.— the next several weeks to see what the states do. i have also been speaking _ what the states do. i have also been speaking to _ what the states do. i have also been speaking to louise - what the states do. i have also. been speaking to louise melling from the civil liberties union. the decision on friday is simply, as you can imagine, does devastating. the courts have at the constitution provides no protection for abortion and states immediately began to ban abortions. clinics spent most of friday turning away people, calling people, cancelling appointments. their right to access to abortion has been so critical to so many lies, for us to control our lives, and now there is no protection in the federal constitution. 50 protection in the federal constitution.— protection in the federal constitution. , constitution. so the impact is immediate. _ constitution. so the impact is immediate, what _ constitution. so the impact is immediate, what is _ constitution. so the impact is immediate, what is your - constitution. so the impact is - immediate, what is your message to the woman impacted in those states who are scared right now because the first of all, we see you, and speaking for the
aclu and all of our colleagues and other organisations, we were here before and we will put everything we have to the fight to make sure you have access, to secure services and to restore the right. you say you're going to do everything you can, what can you add other campaigners do and what should people be doing now to change this ruling? first of all, we cannot shine a light on the harms because people need to know what the real live hamzah can —— real bad decisions are. and also, state projections for abortion, district and ballot wishes to strip those, and what we also really need to do is work to change the culture, to speak to why this matters so much. to talk about, again, to shine a light on the harm, to explain
why this is so important, and to build the culture and state laws to retain our rights. staying in the us, the most significant gun—control bill in 30 years has been signed into law by president biden. it imposes tougher checks on young gun buyers and encourages states to move guns from people who are 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. they would have liked to have seen restrictions, this bill was hastily written, written in the wake of these terrible atrocities, these massacres that we saw in it texas and new york state last month. what is in this new law? it includes tightened up background checks for people under the age of 21 that 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. these awards laws where guns can be confiscated from people that are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. it also addresses the so—called boyfriend loophole, whereby someone is convicted of abuse against a boyfriend or girlfriend, they can banned from owning a gun. 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 postponing the city's pride parade. gail maclellan has the latest. it was the celebration before
the big lgbtq plus event of the year. the first pride march in three years. instead, a man went on a rampage that at least one automatic weapon, killing two and injuring over 20. the suspect, a norwegian who came from iran as a child, was arrested quickly after the shooting started. translation: the suspect has been known to the intelligence services. he has a long history of violence and threats and was known to us since 2015, with concerns that he was radicalised as part of an islamist network in norway. the shootings happened near the london gay pub, and jazz club in the central area, packed with people on a warm, summer night. some head in the pub's basement, many made calls to loved ones. blowback personally, for me i know a lot of the people that were outside london pub iast of the people that were outside london pu— london pub last night, and i know a lot _ london pub last night, and i know a lot of _ london pub last night, and i
know a lot of the _ london pub last night, and i know a lot of the volunteersj know a lot of the volunteers that — know a lot of the volunteers that we _ know a lot of the volunteers that we have in oslo parade, i also _ that we have in oslo parade, i also know— that we have in oslo parade, i also know people that were there — also know people that were there and were either witnesses or injured — there and were either witnesses or injured. last night. so this has _ or injured. last night. so this has definitely been a really hard — has definitely been a really hard hit _ has definitely been a really hard hit to our community. red flags— hard hit to our community. red flags and — hard hit to our community. red flags and flowers were laid near— flags and flowers were laid near the scene of the attack. norway's _ near the scene of the attack. norway's royal family spoke of the strength of the community. translation: it�*s the strength of the community. translation:— translation: it's important that we defend _ translation: it's important that we defend who - translation: it's important that we defend who we - translation: it's important that we defend who we are, l translation: it's important. that we defend who we are, that norway— that we defend who we are, that norway is — that we defend who we are, that norway is a _ that we defend who we are, that norway is a country _ that we defend who we are, that norway is a country where - that we defend who we are, that norway is a country where you . norway is a country where you are allowed _ norway is a country where you are allowed to _ norway is a country where you are allowed to love _ norway is a country where you are allowed to love who - norway is a country where you are allowed to love who you i are allowed to love who you want — are allowed to love who you want and _ are allowed to love who you want and he _ are allowed to love who you want and be with _ are allowed to love who you want and be with you - are allowed to love who you want and be with you want. | are allowed to love who you i want and be with you want. is are allowed to love who you - want and be with you want. is a want and be with you want. as a result of the _ want and be with you want. as a result of the attacks, _ want and be with you want. as a result of the attacks, the - result of the attacks, the country's threat level has been raised and please temporarily armed. ., ., ., armed. the man who did it to tear us apart. _ armed. the man who did it to tear us apart, but _ armed. the man who did it to tear us apart, but i _ armed. the man who did it to tear us apart, but i think- armed. the man who did it to tear us apart, but i think this | tear us apart, but i think this brings us closer together as one, to stand as one, two face this. ., ., .
this. though the pride march was postponed, _ this. though the pride march was postponed, thousands . this. though the pride march l was postponed, thousands still took to the streets. taste was postponed, thousands still took to the streets.— took to the streets. we are here, took to the streets. we are here. we're _ took to the streets. we are here, we're queer, - took to the streets. we are here, we're queer, we - took to the streets. we are l here, we're queer, we won't disappear! — here, we're queer, we won't disappear!— here, we're queer, we won't disa ear! . ., . disappear! marching in defiance and solidarity. _ disappear! marching in defiance and solidarity. gail— disappear! marching in defiance and solidarity. gail mclennan, i and solidarity. gail mclennan, bbc news. spain's prime minister, pedro sanchez, has blamed mafias involved in human trafficking for the mass storming of the border between morocco and the spanish enclave of melilla on friday. at least 23 people died in the attempt to cross fences into spanish territory, and spanish and moroccan security forces were also injured. the bbc�*s tim allman reports. it was a scene of chaos and sometimes brutal carnage. security personnel almost overrun by hundreds of people trying to enter spanish territory. according to officials in morocco, some died while falling from the fence, others were crushed in the stampede. many were injured and taken to hospital, while others could be seen celebrating successfully reaching spanish soil.
the country's prime minister had no doubt who was to blame. translation: a violent and organised assault, l organised by mafia who traffic human beings to a city situated on spanish soil. as a result, this is an attack on our territorial integrity. melilla has been under spanish control for more than 500 yea rs, a source of some irritation for morocco, which claims the territory as its own. in recent years, it's become a focal point for mostly sub—saharan migrants trying to reach europe. there's been some criticism of the response of spanish personnel, saying it was heavy—handed. the mayor of barcelona described the events as "institutional racism". for now, the border seems relatively quiet. order has been restored. but the movement of migrants and refugees, desperate people looking for a better life,
suggests this could well happen again. tim allman, bbc news. borisjohnson has insisted that questions about his leadership have been settled and that he will lead the conservative party into the next general election. his 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 character would not happen. from the rwandan capital kigali, our political correspondent 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 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 recover from 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.
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 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! # everybody tells me so. check, check, one, two, three. 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. so, 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 9.5 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, he'sjust written the soundtrack. to our lives. it's great. we're on the way to the park. you're not following me that far, are you? # don't walk away, love. 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 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. cheering. 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. a whole baby woolly mammoth has been found frozen in the permafrost of north—western canada. the infant, thought to be female, is more than 30,000 years old and is only the second near—pristine example ever found worldwide. measuring just under a metre and a half long, the ice age creature has been named nun cho ga, meaning "big baby animal". the mammoth was unearthed, after a gold miner called his boss over to examine something that was hit by his bulldozer in the mud.
are 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, northwest 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 coasts, we could see those gusts touching a5, maybe 50 mph through sunday afternoon, so it's a blustery afternoon but 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 head 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 the west of scotland, but 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, 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.
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 appeared on the horizon. donald trump has hailed the supreme court ruling that overturned the right to abortion as a victory for the constitution, the rule of law, and life itself. speaking at a republican rally, he said he'd delivered on his promise to appoint judges who would uphold conservative values. 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
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