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good afternoon. russian missiles have struck the ukrainian capital kyiv, just hours after president zelensky warned that the war was entering a difficult phase, and as the g7 group of world leaders gathered in germany. a nine—storey residential building in one district was damaged during the strike. one person was killed and five injured, including a seven—year—old girl. our correspondent nick beake sent this report from the scene. once again ukraine's capital is under attack.
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this video claiming to show the horizon this lunchtime as more russian rockets strike. explosion and once again civilians are in the firing line. a residential block in the centre of kyiv ripped apart and smouldering. screams inside rescuers reach a young girl pinned down by debris. they manage to bring her to safety and then take her to hospital. moments later a ukrainian official appears outside brandishing a russian passport, saying that one woman still trapped is from moscow. among those arriving at the site kyiv�*s former boxing champion mayor who makes clear that this is the latest of hundreds of missiles russia has fired at his city. around 6.30 kyiv had a rocket attack. i want to remind more than 300 buildings in our home town was destroyed.
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220 apartment buildings. whether or not this was the intended target it's shattered the relative calm that had returned to the capital kyiv in recent weeks. it feels like this is vladimir putin sending his own message at a time when those g7 leaders are meeting. these flats are near to an ammunition factory which could have been the intended target. but the head of national police says they are now collecting evidence which could prove this attack was a war crime. there have been more explosions here in the last few hours. here in the past few hours. the fierce fighting in the east of ukraine is far away. but russia has renewed its effort to strike at the heart of the capital. nick beake, bbc news, kyiv. those attacks took place as the leaders of the g7 countries gathered in germany for their summit. speaking there, borisjohnson admitted there are anxieties amongst
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some nations over how to end the war — amid the energy and cost of living crises. from bavaria, our diplomatic correspondent, james landale, reports. they're leaders of some of the world's richest nations facing some of the world's biggest problems. above all, russia's war with ukraine. war in ukraine. in recent weeks there had been some different ideas around this table, but here at this luxury hotel in bavaria, they're hoping to put on a show of unity. borisjohnson on the latest stage of a week—long foreign tour that's keeping him away from political troubles at home, admitted there was anxiety within the west over the war, but he insisted the g7 remained united. but in order to protect that unity, in order to make it work, you've got to have really, really honest discussions about the implications of what's going on, the pressures that individual friends and partners are feeling, and populations are feeling, whether it's on the costs of their energy, or whatever.
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some leaders want to keep talking to russia. others ask if it might not be better to end the war soon to help ease the global economic shock. but that's not the view from here. at least, from this man. we have to stay together, yeah, we have to stay together. yeah. because putin has been counting on from the beginning that somehow nato and the g7 would splinter, but we haven't and we're not going to. but russia's president is raising the stakes. this is a russian short—range missile delivery system, and mr putin is promising to give it to his ally in belarus in coming months. a system, he made a point of saying, which can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons. some world leaders outside the g7 club are also here. but they want to talk about the rising costs of energy and food, made worse,
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in part, by the war. so at this summit the g7 wants to send out two signals to the world. one, that it remains united and resolved on ukraine. but also, that it remains ready to tackle the global economic crisis. their aim, to show that democratic summits in scenic locations can help solve the world's problems. james landale, bbc news, at the g7. live now to our political editor, chris mason, who's at the g7 summit. the prime minister hasn't only got ukraine to worry about but also big pressures back home on him as well. that's right, victoria, and he is out of the country for more than a week, first the commonwealth summit in kigali in rwanda and then here in germany with the g7, then onto the military alliance, nato is gathering in madrid and a couple of days. what is striking here for mrjohnson and the other leaders is the fundamental truth, which is one where democratic leaders do feel pressure back home.
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they have to bend and flex their outlook depending on what their electorates or political parties are saying to them. we are clearly seeing that with boris johnson, saying to them. we are clearly seeing that with borisjohnson, we are seeing the questions chasing him around the planet this week, and we are seeing it in the subtle differences between the countries gathered here. there is a frustration from the british government that they feel germany, and in particular france, are wobbling a little bit about the long—term support needed to help ukraine, that we are beyond the emergency phase and now it is the long—term slog of continuing support given the pressures at home that leaders face around, for instance, the cost of living, as does boris johnson with his electorate in the uk. the aim in the next couple of daysis uk. the aim in the next couple of days is one of something of a gear change on sanctions, cranking up sanctions against russia, and then again change, as it is described, on military support for ukraine. but to get that will require patience and plenty of persuasion, and of course,
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it comes at a cost.— it comes at a cost. thank you, chris. officials in south africa believe at least 20 people have died at a nightclub in the southern city of east london. it's understood the victims were aged between 18 and 20 — and were celebrating after finishing their school exams. health authorities said autopsies are being carried out — as the cause of the deaths is currently not known. prince charles accepted a suitcase containing 1 million euros in cash from a former qatari prime minister. the sunday times says this was one of three cash donations from sheikh hamad bin jassim totalling 3 million euros. clarence house said donations from the sheikh were passed immediately to one of the prince's charities and all the correct processes were followed. there is no suggestion the payments were illegal. finally, sir paul mccartney wowed audiences last night at glastonbury — and beyond — with his performance
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on the pyramid stage, where he was joined by dave grohl of the foo fighters, and bruce springsteen. colin paterson was there. # can't buy me love, love # can't buy me love...# 36 songs, 21 of them by the beatles, at the age of 80 paul mccartney drew the pyramid stage's biggest crowd since dolly parton. # i don't care too much for money # for money can't buy me love.# from the west coast of america... the first guest star of the evening... ..dave grohl. ..was a big surprise. # so how could i dance with another # ooh, when i saw her standing there?# this is a big moment, because it's the first time dave grohl has appeared on stage since the death of his drummer taylor hawkins.
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there were fireworks for live and let die, a virtual duet withjohn lennon. # i've got a feeling # a feeling i can't hide...# and a mass sing—along to heyjude. crowd sings along: # na, na, na, na—na—na, na # na—na—na, na # heyjude.# stephen, your instant review? i don't know what to say, it's quite overwhelming. i i don't think there's anyone else in the world who can _ just give such unadulterated joy to people _ very, very privileged i to be able to see that. there wasjust time for dave grohl and bruce springsteen to return, three men who have headlined glastonbury taking a final bow together. thank you, glasto! cheering colin paterson, bbc
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news, glastonbury. that's it for now. good afternoon. you're watching bbc news. i'm ben croucher with an update from the bbc sport centre. we'll start at headingley and day 4 of the final test between england and new zealand. england have been forced into a change mid match with wicketkeeper ben foakes ruled out after testing positive for covid. kent's sam billings has been draughted in to replace him. there are no other positive cases in the camp. it's been a frustrating morning for england, who have failed to take a wicket.
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the new zealand pair of tom blundell and daryl mitchell have continued their superb form and they're now on 254—5, a lead of 223. at lunch. georgia taylor brown and alex yee will bid to add to their world triathlon golds in canada this evening in the mixed team relay. the 2020 world champion taylor brown won the individual event yesterday to take the lead in the overall standings. she outpaced cassandre beaugrand and teammate beth potter on the run leg. she said her body hated her after the race but hopes they can be friends in time for today's relay. olympic silver medallist alex yee is always a strong favourite over the shortest distances and his speed saw him pull clear of new zealand's hayden wild to win the men's event in montreal. day 3 of the uk athletics championships are under way in manchester. the men's 800 should be a hotly contested event later, with the men's and women's 200 metres to look forward to as well.
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daryll neita is aiming for the sprint double when she goes in the 200 metres. she surprised dina asher—smith to take the british 100 title yesterday in a wind—assisted 10.8 seconds. the pair were part of the 4x100 relay team who won bronze at last year's tokyo olympics. and a new name to look out for in a busy summer of athletics, which will also include the commonwealths and europeans, will bejeremiah azu — he surprised the favourites in the men's 100 to beating reece prescod and zharnel hughes. these are live pictures from manchester, the heats of the women's 100 metre hurdlesjust about manchester, the heats of the women's 100 metre hurdles just about to get under way. you can follow this one right now on the bbc sport website and iplayer. there was a bronze medal for great britain on the final day of world swimming championships, and it came in the men's 4 by 100 metre individual medley relay. tom dean anchored the relay team home to clinch his third bronze of the week — and bring the the medal tally for gb
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to five for the championships. italy claimed gold, their first in a relay event. the final round of the women's pga championship gets underway in the next hour, with south korea's in gee chun still the woman to catch on 8—under par. her huge lead has been halved to just three shots, though, after a 3—over par 75 yesterday. northern ireland's stephanie meadow is tied 10th on 2—under par. rory mcilroy�*s hopes of a second pga tour win in three weeks are all but over after slipping 11 shots off the lead heading into the final round of the travelers championship. he trails leader xander schauffele after a 2—over 72 on saturday. that leaves him in 31st place, but scotland's martin laird is in contention — tied forfifth — five shots behind schauffele. emma raducanu says she is "ready to go" ahead of the start of wimbledon tomorrow. she burst onto the scene and reached the fourth round at last year's championships before stunning the world to win the us open in september. she's has been plagued by injuries
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recently but practised at wimbledon on friday as scheduled. she will make her centre court debut when she plays belgium's alison van uytvanck tomorrow. it's the most special place to be playing tennis and just a very inspiring and motivating place to be and definitely looking forward to stepping out on court on monday and ready to go. plenty more, as always, on the bbc website. that's all the sport for now. thank you. let's get more on the g7 summit which has begun in germany. it begins against the backdrop of a missile attack on the ukrainian capital kyiv where one person has been killed and several others injured. earlier, i spoke to dr tristen naylor, professor of international politics and history at the university of cambridge. he said that the g7 countries were more united since the invasion of ukraine. the invasion of ukraine by russia
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has given the g7 a sort of new lease on life, it has given them a political focus that they haven't had in a while. the club has met seven or eight times either online or in person since the invasion. this is very much their focus. it has been over the past couple of months and it certainly will be here, this weekend. ok, and what action might come out of it? well, the order of the day will certainly be to demonstrate resolve. it will be to communicate to ukraine, communicate to russia and communicate to the rest of the world that the g7 is united, that they are not going to fracture on this. and they are going to see what sort of further support they can bring together for ukraine. whether that's weapons, whether that's money, everything's on the table. but they are running out of new things to be done. so they're going to have to sort of scrape the bottom
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of the barrel, get out, i guess, the magic g7 spatula and see what they can cobble together. how interested are you in the fact that india is a guest there? this is certainly the diplomacy on the sidelines that i'm going to be paying most attention to. india, presently, has an ambiguous position with respect to russia and ukraine. this is an opportunity for the g7 to try to drive a wedge between russia and india and firmly bring india into the g7 and nato camp, when it comes to ukraine. so, i expect on the corridors here, on the sidelines, this is going to be the predominant focus of the quiet diplomacy away from the table. right, and after this, there is the nato summit, that's the sort of military club of nations. so, some of the leaders here will rush off to that. which has got the more sort of influence
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do you think at the moment? i think, in some ways, the g7 has a bit more political influence because they have a little more political flexibility. nato cannot be seen to be directly escalating the conflict. so, the range of policy options at their disposal, as a military club, is actually far more limited than it is for the g7. so, i think that this weekend is really, really critical for telling us about what direction western support for ukraine will be in the coming weeks and months. in south africa — more than 20 people have been found dead in a nightclub. it's not clear whether the young people died from poisoning or some other cause. a major police investigation is taking place. our southern africa correspondent, shingai nyoka, is in harare in neighbouring zimbabwe. they say they received distress calls both for the police as well as the emergency services in the early hours of this morning.
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they really haven't said much more than that. but eyewitnesses, some of them that were in the club, say that they just saw people fainting. reporters, that are at the scene right now, say that bodies were strewn all over the floor, on the tables, as well as on the chairs of this two—storey nightclub. it seemed as if they were sleeping. and some of these pictures have been posted on social media. we haven't been able to confirm that this is actually from that nightclub. but there are still a lot of questions about what happened. so, what kind of theories are there about how these people died? well, the major suggestion is that they might have died in a stampede. but, as the department of community safety say some of these bodies didn't have any visible wounds, there's another suggestion that they might have died from some form of poisoning, from some form of gas. the pictures that we've seen on social media just appear to show people that are asleep
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on tables, asleep on chairs, as well as on the dance floor. it will only become clear in the next few hours, when the police release their statement. but what we have also seen is videos of what appears to be the nightclub last night, which was packed to capacity. so there's also a suggestion that it might have been overcrowded. the former us president 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. protests for and against the decision have continued for a second day. some women in states where bans have come into force are rushing to make alternative arrangements, after clinics closed their doors and cancelled appointments. simonjones reports back up! angry scenes in los angeles as police confront protesters who are demanding that the right to abortion remains.
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all chant: we want abortion on demand! anger, too, outside the supreme court in washington. i want to do something with you guys — a little therapeutic screaming. people determined that their voices are heard. screaming. don't kill your baby! but in mississippi, those who backed the supreme court's ruling gather outside an abortion clinic, emotions running high on both sides of the debate. my father is my king and he is not in you. he's not in you. you're in need of a saviour today. you're in need of a saviour. you don't know god. i know him more than you will ever know him. god does not hear your prayers. yes. oh, he does hear them. no, you are for the devil. and a political divide, too. the court handed down a victory for the constitution, a victory for the rule of law and, above all, a victory for life. this breakthrough is the answer to prayers of millions
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and millions of people. jill and i know how painful and devastating this decision 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 it and whether or not they violate other laws. like deciding to not allow people across state lines to get public health services. we're going to take actions to protect women's rights and reproductive health. following the ruling, around 26 states looks set to ban abortions, except for when a woman's life is at risk, but a growing number of businesses say they will support those who need abortions, such as bank of america, which will cover travel costs. and prominent figures are continuing to speak out. obviously disappointed about the decision made and, you know, i just... really, for me, i mean, obviously, i feel bad for future women,
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and women now, but i also feel bad for those who protested for this i don't even know how many years ago, but protested for this and are alive to see that... see that decision be reversed. but as the ramifications of the ruling sink in, the divisions in society remain as strong as ever. simon jones, 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. 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,
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others were crushed in a 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 i 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 years — the 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
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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, tim allman, bbc news. bright lights, loud noises and busy spaces can all make a day out really difficult for someone with autism. a new project at newcastle's life science centre is trying to make exhibition spaces more inviting for children with sensory needs, and it's hoped the idea could be replicated around the world. megan paterson has more details. these all go on the floor tomorrow. you're the first people to see them so i'd like you to have a look at these sensory tools and see what you think. backpacks filled with sensory aids, one of the changes aimed at making the life science centre more welcoming for all visitors. even, like, the most sensory—friendly environments
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can be really over stimulating if you have tonnes of people, so it's good to have something that you canjust chill with. and describe to me how that helps? you are using one just now. how is it helping you? for example, if you are overstimulated, it helps to relieve some of the pressure. over the last three years, zoe and herfriends at the north east autism society have been working with the team here, sharing their experiences and helping make improvements. normally, when you're i in these sorts of places, you feel powerless to help, i but when they actually listen to you, you feel more confident. and how tricky can it be, sometimes, going into places like this, if they've not made any consideration to sensory needs? how difficult can it be? so difficult i don't normally go places. so difficult i don't l normally go places. thanks to ed, the flooring in parts of the centre has been changed, making it less noisy. he now counts down the days to his next visit here. a lot of autistic people can be
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socially marginalised and socially isolated, which means coming into a place like this can be really, really difficult. projects like this are so incredibly powerful and they're integral to what we do to make society better, really, for autistic people and their families. and being involved in the project has helped build independence. it is helped with my communication, talking to people, like, different people. joella, i can't begin to describe how she has thrived, _ she was such a quiet child, i she wouldn't leave my knee. now, she'sjust confident in going out in activities. and what have you, she's just a different child. - recognised at industry awards for their work to increase inclusivity, it is hoped thst this model will be followed elsewhere. we have been talking to other cultural bodies, visitor attractions in tyne & wear. we also work in europe and we work internationally. and people have been hungry to hear about our experiences. and if we can help them,
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then, of course, we will. every month, a quiet session will now take place at the life dcience centre, informed by a team hopeful their enjoyment will also be matched by others, too. megan paterson, bbc news, newcastle. morecambe bay is known for its quicksand and fast—rising tides, but every year, horse riders take to the sands under the watchful eye of the queen's guide. it's michael wilson's job to make sure everyone crosses safely and this weekend he had more than 50 horses and riders under his care, as judy hobson reports. a mass trek in morecombe bay. this is treacherous terrain, but these horses and riders couldn't be in safer hands. they're being led by the queen's guide, michael wilson. this is now an annual event — but, with 46 horses, it is the biggest so far, and is open to all riders and all organised by the vale of lune harriers. without michael's help it,
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would be too dangerous. i don't know what they're expecting, but when they get out there, it's just a vast open space. it will be a unique experience for the horses, as well — there are no fences or edges. they'll go nuts, i imagine? they tend to want to go and run. there's nothing to hold them back. morcombe bay is obviously notorious for its quicksand. that's the main thing we're looking out for. we don't want to lose any of them. so there is 120 square miles of dry sand. that's why we are doing it at low tide. there is a lot of dry sand. there is some wet area, too. there's a big pool of water for them to have a splash. hopefully the weather will stay fine and we will have a good time. the role of queen's guide dates back to henry viii. he set up the guides to guide people across the bay, because what was happening was people were taking a short cut across the bay with horses and carriages, and obviously falling
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into difficulties, and there were fatalities. this is charlie, who belonged to the last cedric robinson, who was well known here. he's looking forward to today. he loves it on the sand. he's quite regular out there. cedric robinson had been in the role for 56 years. do you think you'll be doing it in 56 years? i'll be 106 by then! you never know. people are living longer. it seems today was a success. we've had a few gallops. everyone has thoroughly enjoyed themselves. it has been wonderful. i don't think my horse has ever been that fast in her life. _ we've brought half of - morcombe bay back with us. but it is lovely. judy hobson, bbc news. 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
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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. now it's time for a look at the weather with owain wyn evans. hello, hello, everyone. i hope you're doing all right. we are in the presence of low pressure which is producing heavy spells of rain, blustery downpours from the southwest of england through western parts and up towards scotland. we continue to see heavy downpours across northern ireland as well. western parts will be cooler and windier, top temperatures today 23 celsius across eastern parts. it will be windy, these are the wind gusts in excess of a0 or 50 mph
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