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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. today's headlines. one person has been killed after russian cruise missiles strike the ukrainian capital, kyiv, causing large explosions. the attacks come as world leaders meet in germany where they'll discuss how to continue to support ukraine. us presidentjoe biden expresses the need for unity with nato against vladimir putin. we have to stay together. but is counting on from the beginning that somehow nato would, the g7 would splinter and not going to. somehow nato would, the g7 would splinter and not going to. i'm here in the bavarian alps as they talk about the economy and the energy crisis. there is no getting
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away from ukraine. there is no getting away from ukraine. among the leaders at the summit is borisjohnson — who's said he is "actively thinking" about a third term, amid criticism of his leadership after by—election losses. at least 20 people are reported to have been found dead at a nightclub in the south african city of east london. the prince of wales accepted a suitcase containing a million euros in cash from a former qatari prime minister, according to the sunday times. there is no suggestion the payments were illegal. sir paul mccartney wows glastonbury — and brings on surprise guests bruce springsteen and dave grohl.
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welcome to bavaria. 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. the creation as they put it, progress towards a just world. a nine—storey residential building in one district was damaged during the strike. one person was killed and five injured, including a 7—year—old girl. our correspondent nick beake sent this report from the scene.
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once again ukraine's capital is under attack. 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. shortly afterwards paramedic�*s bring someone out, but their condition is not clear. 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.
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i want to remind more than 300 buildings in our home town was destroyed. 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 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.
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the helicopters have stopped buzzing overhead. they were delivering the leaders up into the hill above me to gather at the spa hotel where they are meeting over the next couple of days. they posed this afternoon for the traditional family photo as they like to call it. among those present, representing the european union. britain's borisjohnson union. britain's boris johnson chatting union. britain's borisjohnson chatting amiably with the host and his equivalent from canada, justin trudeau. also in the photo you can seejoe biden, and other world leaders. prime ministerjohnson admitted that notwithstanding the tranquil location and the feeling that war is far away, there are differences or anxieties, as he put it, but that is diplomatic speak for differences between the parties here as to how to best being the war to an end. they will hear from president zelensky whenever discuss ukraine tomorrow. this event today
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was supposed to be about the twin challenges of the world economy and the energy crisis. thing is that, after all, there are voters and their populations back home in the probably care most about right now. and to which the ukraine crisis is just an added complication hoping to deal with some of the pressures of inflation and the energy shortage in particular i things people are worried about. our diplomatic correspondent now considers the agenda and the very challenging consequences that the g7 nations are facing. they're leaders of some of the world's richest nations facing some of the world's biggest problems. above all, russia's 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
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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. 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. 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
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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, 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. the progress towards a just world which is the slogan of this particular g7 means that among those other countries represented here, indonesia, south africa, argentina
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and senegal is an attempt to show this is not about lecturing the world, it is about listening to the world, it is about listening to the world but in a situation where ukraine is contributing to some of those problems, food crisis for those problems, food crisis for those focused on europe and north america, is it something that the rest of the world is going to want to hear when they feel that sometimes the powerful nations have not delivered on the promises they made. take a year ago when the g7 was in the united kingdom and president biden under those were saying that the rich world would provide vaccine to the other countries in the world. well, the numbers of vaccines never met the expectation and the aspiration. trust is the most important thing that has to be established here with the g7 and unity as well. now back to you. we saw borisjohnson at the g7 earlier. he has defended his comment
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that he is "actively thinking" about a third term, which would require him to win the next two general elections. the statement came despite criticism of his leadership and speculation that he could face another attempt by his mps to remove him from office with me is political correspondent, tony bonsignore. he can bungle you want about a third, he has got to win a second. you'll make an election that may be a couple of years and a better way are not only have you got to win a second election, he has got to get to the second election because there are members of his own party who want out as soon as possible. 148 tory mps voted against him in that no—confidence vote. that number may have grown after those big by—election defeats earlier this week so to say, as he did yesterday, two reporters, you know, i'm not thinking about a second term, i'm thinking about a second term, i'm thinking about a third term, has
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base eyebrows. some people love it because they think it is classic borisjohnson but it will have annoyed others. today he was asked about it on camera. at the g7 meeting and this is what he had to say. meeting and this is what he had to sa . ~ . �* , , meeting and this is what he had to sa. .�* , ., , meeting and this is what he had to say. what i'm saying is that this is a government _ say. what i'm saying is that this is a government that _ say. what i'm saying is that this is a government that is _ say. what i'm saying is that this is a government that is getting - say. what i'm saying is that this is a government that is getting on i say. what i'm saying is that this is i a government that is getting on with delivering for the people of this country and we've got a huge amount to do. that's what i am trying to get out so in the immediate future we've got to get people through the current global inflationary pressures, the post—covert ukraine exacerbated inflationary pressures that people have got, energy price spike that we have got but, at the same time, we've got a massive agenda of reform and improvement, a plan for a stronger economy whereby we have to reform our energy markets, housing markets, our public sector. got to cut the cost of government but we've got to make sure we grow our economy by reducing the burden of taxation on business
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and on families. and have better regulation. that is a huge agenda of work plus i am here in the g7 in germany on with the job of standing up germany on with the job of standing up for british values. we express around the world, democracy, human rights and freedom getting our partners, continue to work with our partners, continue to work with our partners terrible problem in ukraine. �* , , ., partners terrible problem in ukraine. , ukraine. are pretty long answer, that, from _ ukraine. are pretty long answer, that, from boris _ ukraine. are pretty long answer, that, from boris johnson - ukraine. are pretty long answer, that, from boris johnson but - ukraine. are pretty long answer, | that, from boris johnson but what ukraine. are pretty long answer, - that, from boris johnson but what he that, from borisjohnson but what he is trying to do is turn this into a positive and say, look, the reason i'm talking about a third term is because this is a long—term project was that these are my plans for long—term change in betting but of course, wiley is doing that and while he is doing very important work at the g7 or commonwealth heads of government or later with nato as well, he is away from a long time the chatham westminster is about whether some mps are going to try to change the rules are there is another no—confidence vote sooner than the year, which the situation under the current rule. so he will
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be hoping the next few days will come nerves slightly but i think he's got a lot to deal with when he gets back to london. a packed to—do list, doesn't he? thank you very much. 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. 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!
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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. 0h, 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 the prayers of millions 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.
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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. and were going to take actions to protect— and were 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, 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.
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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. our southern africa correspondent shingai nyoka is in harare in neighbouring zimbabwe, and she started by saying that the cause of death was unclear. it's very much not clear, the police are still at the scene of this tragedy trying to comb through to see exactly what might have the death of so many young people. after a regular saturday night out. people who were at the scene tell us that they saw a body lying in the and the earn, some were on the tables, some
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were over chairs as if they were asleep and some on the dance floor. and there's been a suggestion that there might have been a stampede, but we also understand that there were no signs of visible injuries on these bodies. other witnesses said that they saw people collapsing when they were in the club. so there really is a lot of uncertainty. the police are neither confirming or denying any of these suggestions. it will obviously become clearer during the course of the day as the investigation continues. bright lights, loud noises and busy spaces can all make a day out difficult for a young person 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 its 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
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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 can be really over stimulating if you have tonnes of people, so it's good to have something that you can just 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?
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how difficult can it be? 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 socially marginalised and socially isolated, which means that coming into a centre 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 even begin- to describe how she has thrived, she was such a quiet, shy little girl, 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
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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, then, of course, we will. every month, a quiet session will now take place at the life science centre, informed by a team hopeful their enjoyment will also be matched by others, too. megan paterson, bbc news, newcastle. the prince of wales accepted a suitcase containing a million euros in cash from a former qatari prime minister. the sundy times says this was one of three cash donations from sheikh hamad binjassim totalling three 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. i'm joined now in the studio
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by our reporter leigh milner. can you just give us a few more details about what has actually been reported? in the month this is all over the sunday times today the accepted 1 million cash in a suitcase. a talking about the former qatari prime minister. clarence house has been very clear on the signs are that the donations were passed immediately to one of the princes charities. all the correct processes were followed. as you just that as well, just make it absolutely clear, there is no suggestion at this point that the payments were illegal. what is though, when you look at the report it says that prince charles received them in person than the former prime minister between 2011 and 2015 and it is claimed that on one of those occasions the money was actually handed over in a holdall at a meeting in clarence house and in the
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second occasion, the paper reported that the cash was contained in carrier bags from a department store. and what have clarence house been saying about this? so store. and what have clarence house been saying about this?— store. and what have clarence house been saying about this? so they have been saying about this? so they have been very keen _ been saying about this? so they have been very keen to _ been saying about this? so they have been very keen to emphasise - been saying about this? so they have been very keen to emphasise the - been saying about this? so they havej been very keen to emphasise the fact that the funds were received by the prince of wales charitable fund who stated aim is to transform lives and build sustainable communities and they say that all the correct processes were followed as well. meanwhile, the fund has told the sunday times that all of its trustees agreed that the donor was legitimate and its auditors had all signed off on the donation but this is not the first time that donations to prince charles�*s charities have come under scrutiny because a little earlier this year the rather gay shins that one of them had actually offered a saudi donor help to secure a uk honourand offered a saudi donor help to secure a uk honour and citizenship. an investigation was launched by the met police and while clarence house said that prince charles had no knowledge of the alleged offer,
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depends's former chief executive of the foundation actually resigned. it emerged he coordinated over an honorary cbe for a millionaire businessman. it is really important just to say there was no evidence that any other trustees were aware of what was happening at the time. we will leave it there for now. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. 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, would be too dangerous.
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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 sand for them to run into, 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 getting into difficulties, and there were fatalities. this is charlie, who belonged to the last queen's guide,
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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 as fast as that in her life. we've brought half of morcombe bay back with us. but it is lovely. judy hobson, bbc news. finally, sir paul mccartney wowed audiences last night at glastonbury, and beyond, with his performance on the pyramid stage, where he was joined by dave grohl of the foo fighters and the legendary bruce springsteen. colin paterson was there. # can't buy me love, love # can't buy me love...#
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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. there were fireworks for live and let die, a virtual duet withjohn lennon. # i've got a feeling #a feeling i can't hide...#
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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 don't think there's anyone else in the world who can just give such unadulterated joy to people. very, very privileged 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 news, glastonbury.
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now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy martin. thank you. today is a bit of a mixed bag. some others are seeing sunshine, others are seeing showers and rain. a blustery day across the board as well. here is the outlook for the afternoon. that swirl of cloud and outbreaks of showery rain. gradually pushing its way north and east through the afternoon. a few can to shower it can be heavy and thundery, best of the dry weather and highs of 23. to this evening and overnight, we will see that cloud and showery rain gradually worthless way eastwards. mostly dry with clear spells. one or two showers feed in into the east. a few showers feed in into the east. a few showers feed in in behind. for most, though, temperature staying in the double figures. to start the day tomorrow,
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some showery rain out towards the west. it gradually works as they spread through the day. some drag my phone conditions feed in in behind that. it will turn cloudy across northern ireland was in rain waiting in the wings. temperatures fairly similar. a maximum of 21. now on bbc news, global questions. hello, i'm zeinab badawi. welcome to this edition of global questions from tbilisi, the capital of georgia. this country neighbours russia
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and there's a lot of concern here that moscow's invasion of ukraine could trigger putin's ambitions to try to control other parts of the former soviet union, like georgia. after all, just north of here are two russian—backed separatist enclaves in georgia. in this programme, we'll be looking at what it's like to live in moscow's shadow and ask how real is putin's dream of a new imperialist russia? welcome to the magnificent garden hall in tbilisi. i'm joined by a top panel from across the region who are going to be answering questions from our local audience here. but before they do that,
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