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this is bbc news. welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm rich preston. our top stories: world leaders at the g7 summit call for unity to help ukraine defeat russia. we have to stay together. yeah. putin has been counting on from beginning, that somehow nato and the g7 would splinter, but we haven't, and we aren't going to. in ukraine itself, residents reel from the latest act of russian aggression as kyiv is struck by a barrage of missiles. at least four people are killed after a wooden grandstand collapses at a bullfighting festival in colombia. # i'm coming out. # i want the world to know. and, diana ross helps bring
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the first glastonbury festival for three years to a glorious close. leaders of the g7 group of nations have been meeting in germany for the first day of talks in a key week of diplomacy over ukraine. the british prime minister, borisjohnson, said ukraine should not be forced towards making a deal with russia. president biden called for western unity to be maintained so that russia could be defeated. our political editor chris mason reports from bavaria in germany. the leaders of the world's richest countries gather to work out what to do next about ukraine. they begin by mocking president putin. the canadian prime minster suggests they should mimic
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the russian leader by riding bareback on a horse, as he has done. beyond the jokes though, there are differences of emphasis in approach here about how much and for how long ukraine should be helped. the uk insists it must be for the long haul. the prime minister acknowledges, though, some are tiring of it. i think that the pressure is there and the anxiety is there and we've got to be honest about that. the g7 has been solid and we continue to be solid, but in order to protect that unity, in order make it work, you've got to have really, really honest discussions about the implications of what's going on. these two men look like the best of friends. but in private, the prime minister emphasised to the french president any attempt to settle the conflict now with russia having stolen ukrainian territory
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would be a mistake. at this summit, the aim is to portray as much unity and resolve as possible. as the conflict in ukraine drags on and its costs back home, not least rising prices, become more obvious. president biden, in conversation with the summit�*s host, the german chancellor, stressed a sense of togetherness was imperative. we have to stay together. yeah. because putin has been counting on from the beginning that somehow nato would and the g7 would splinter. and we haven't and we're not going to. so we can't let this aggression take the form it has and get away with it. the fundamental truth for all of the leaders here is the democratic pressures that they face back home from their parties and their public. borisjohnson is well aware of this, of course. this matters because the leaders have to mould and flex their views to reflect their domestic audience, unlike their opponents, president putin, who does not.
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the challenge then, is how to stand together, how to move as one. not easy and not guaranteed in the long term. chris mason, bbc news, at the g7 summit in germany. and in ukraine, the capital city kyiv has suffered intense attacks — more than a dozen missile strikes launched by russia — the most sustained barrage in months. it happened hours after president zelensky warned that the war is entering a difficult phase. 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 reports. once again, ukraine's capital is under attack. explosion this video said to show the city's horizon as more russian rockets hit. and once again, civilians are in the firing line. a residential block in the centre of kyiv smouldering, ripped apart. child screams
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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 originally from moscow. shortly afterwards, paramedics bring her out. 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. we find two residents trying to take it all in. tamara says the first strike came after six in the morning and she heard four in all. "i can't find the words," she explains.
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elena asks, "just tell me why they are doing this to us". these flats are near to an ammunition factory that was hit in april and could have been the intended target today. but the head of national police says they are now collecting evidence which could prove this attack was a war crime. glass shatters there have been more explosions here as the day has gone on. this may be far from the fiercest fighting raging in the east of the country, but russia has renewed its effort to strike fear and pain at the heart of ukraine's capital. nick beake, bbc news, kyiv. a wooden stand has collapsed during a bullfighting festival in colombia, killing at least four people. local media say as many as 500 others have been injured. it happened in the city of el espinal in the west of the country, about 100 miles from the capital bogota, during a traditional "corraleja" event, where members of the public
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are encouraged into the ring with the bulls. one animal escaped which caused a panic in surrounding area. colombia's president—elect, gustavo petro, has criticised the nature of the event, saying local authorities should no longer organise activities in which animals or people get killed. genevieve glatsky, a freelance journalist in bogota, told us more. details are still coming in. as you said, at least four people have been killed, more than 100 injured. in these types of festivities, unfortunately, deaths and injuries are not uncommon and yet they are staunchly defended by some, largely residents of colombia's northern region, with a strong cattle ranching culture that goes back centuries, and other parts of the country are horrified and have called to ban the practice.
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tell us more about these corraleja events and what's involved in them? the corraleja is specifically a colombian type of bullfighting festival in which the public is invited to engage with the bulls, even riding or taunting them. several dozen bulls are often involved, and it's much more informal than the traditional spanish bull fight, and the bull is not killed in the end. we are seeing pictures now, some aerial shots of what is happening. how many people usually attend these kinds of events? thousands and thousands often attend. gustavo petro, the president—elect has said, "that's enough, we shouldn't do this any more." is that a conversation that has been happening in columbia, is he likely to have success on that front? mr petro banned the practice in bogota when he served as mayor in 2012. it was then challenged by the constitutional court which said it was up to congress to decide, and gave them two years to pass a law, a deadline which has come and gone, leaving the issue in legal limbo. it has been brought up
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in congress several times. the most recent iteration of the bill was in 2020 but failed to be brought to a vote before the session of congress ended, just the before week last really, just before the presidential election. the author of the bill, congressmanjuan carlos losada, said that private interests and particularly the bullfighting lobby are the reason — that they helped sway over some powerful lawmakers in colombia. is it likely that this event might change mentalities and change this legislation? public outrage is high, and colombia is going to have a new president and a new congress injust a few months so it is entirely possible. the earthquake in afghanistan which killed more than a thousand people last week struck in some of the country's most remote areas. the bbc has found that deep in the mountains of the worst affected paktika province, there are villages where there's severe destruction, but no aid has reached them so far. our south asia correspondent yogita limaye is there.
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we've travelled several hours on a mountainous and extremely bumpy road to come to the village of dwegur in south—east afghanistan. we're very close to the border with pakistan, and this village has faced a lot of destruction because of the earthquake. i'm going to show you some of it. you can see the cracks in this wall and that's pretty much the condition of every structural wall that is still standing in this village, and here you can see a home that's been completely destroyed, and further down there are several other such homes that we've seen. here, four of a family were killed when the earthquake struck. many people were injured, some of them are now in hospital. we've been told by the people here that they've been experiencing tremors several times a day, every day, so they are very scared, they are staying in tents at the base of this village. they've also told us that they've receive no aid,
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no relief material from either the government or humanitarian agencies. on our way here, we did pass quite a few trucks that were carrying supplies and relief material but they stopped about one hour away. no—one has made the journey up to here. if you look at the mountains there, to my right, it's beyond those mountains, not very far from here, that the epicentre of the earthquake was. and we've been told by the villagers here that, scattered across this mountainside, there are several such hamlets and villages where there's been destruction, where there have been deaths because of the earthquake. they say no aid, no relief has reached there so far. it is quite clear that afghanistan is in need of a lot of support, notjust in terms of food supplies or relief material but also in terms of the means to reach these remote, far—flung areas, so whether it's experienced disaster response teams or whether it's more air power, the taliban government here does not have any of that,
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and countries around the world are not sending it in because they do not recognise the people who run this land. stay with us on bbc news — still to come: wimbledon awaits — the most famous tennis championship in the world is about to begin. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge fireworks display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell from another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space.
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tennis balls thwack. cheering and applause. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 3h years, and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is bbc world news. the latest headlines: world leaders at the g7 summit call for unity to help ukraine defeat russia. in ukraine, residents reel from the latest act of russian aggression as kyiv is struck by a barrage of missiles. a bbc investigation has exposed a human trafficking network smuggling disabled children to from tanzania to kenya. many are taken from their parents with the promise of a better life.
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instead, the children are forced to beg on the streets, often for years, while their captors take all of the profits. bbc africa eye helped one victim escape. njeri mwangi reports from nairobi. for more than a year, i've been investigating the cruel trade investigating the cruel trade in disabled bakers from tanzania to kenya. on the streets of nairobi, there are hundreds of disabled children begging. —— beggars. isoon realised many of them are being watched. this boy makes eye contact with his minder and within seconds is taken away. oh, my gosh! i met dozens of beggars during my investigation. their stories were heartbreaking. this is thorough. when i met him, he had been enslaved by traffickers for almost half his life stop he was making the equivalent of 6000 us dollars a
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year —— farah. but his captors took it all. he told me the traffickers cut off all contact with his family. we staked out the area where farah and others like him were being held. oh my goodness. this is another one. injust 15 minutes, we goodness. this is another one. in just 15 minutes, we saw dozens of kids being sent off to beg. dozens of kids being sent off to be. ,, . dozens of kids being sent off to be., ,, . dozens of kids being sent off to be. ,,. , ., to beg. since last year, the numbers — to beg. since last year, the numbers have _ to beg. since last year, the numbers have increased. . to beg. since last year, the i numbers have increased. and especially in nairobi. and you see them, they are all over. they are so vulnerable. the way they are kept, it's inhumane. i wanted to know what the families in tanzania had been told. i travelled there and met journalist warrants who told me traffickers target the poorest families, promising their children a better life. most of them are _ children a better life. most of them are living _ children a better life. most of them are living in _ children a better life. most of them are living in the - children a better life. most of them are living in the poor, l them are living in the poor, poon them are living in the poor, poor, poorareas them are living in the poor, poor, poor areas and then this chance of some other people taking them to nairobi, they
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think they will become supported. think they will become summed-— think they will become su orted. �* ., , think they will become su--orted. ., , , supported. but the reality is very different. _ supported. but the reality is very different. florence - very different. florence introduced me to a family who give their disabled child up to traffickers back in 2017. kuro was nine and hasn't been seen since. it has taken a terrible toll on her mother. little sister. back in nairobi, farah eventually told us that he gets regularly beaten by his captors if he does not make enough money. we immediately alerted nairobi police. officers launched a series of raids. in one property, they found a young child and five people held in a windowless room. two men were arrested and charged with human trafficking. they deny the allegations. farah was
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finally free. i told him not to be afraid. a few months later, three is being supported in a care home until he can return to his family. njeri mwangi, bbc news. if you want to see more of that africa eye investigation, you can find the full film on the bbc news africa youtube page. major companies including disney, jp morgan and facebook�*s owner meta have told staff they will cover employee travel expenses for abortions as millions of us women face restricted access. it follows a landmark ruling by the supreme court that overturned the constitutional right to abortion last friday, sparking wide protests across the country. earlier, i spoke to emma goldberg, a new york times writer covering the future of work and workplace practices in the us. i asked what led several companies to support
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their employees in accessing abortion services. so, conventionally, abortion has not been a topic that corporate america has wanted to wade into. that being said, more and more, in recent years, corporations have been expected to weigh in on social and political issues. we saw that in the wake of the killing of george floyd with black lives matter, we saw it in the conversations over voting rights in georgia and now, more and more corporations are starting to take some kind of stances around abortion. the most common thing that we have seen in recent weeks is that after the leak in may showed that the supreme court was likely to overturn roe v wade, more and more corporations started coming forward and saying that they were going to cover travel expenses for their employees who needed to go out of state in order to get abortions. and we've seen a large number of corporations as of friday coming forward and
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joining that group. it includes aianb, netflix, dick's sporting goods, starbucks, tesla, so it really runs the gamut. you mentioned previously companies getting on board with social issues. what's the motivation behind this? is this a bolt—on to traditional health insurance, or are there politics at play here? it's a wide spectrum of opinion in terms of how corporations view their engagement on this issue. so, i spoke with the ceo of yelp on friday. and yelp has been really out front on this issue, vocal about how it feels, about the importance of protecting women's access to abortion. what the ceo of yelp said to me is that he doesn't view this as really a business issue, he views this as an issue where he is going to stand for what is right. that being said, there are other chief executives who are saying that to them, this is a business and recruitment issue.
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they worry they might not be able to recruit female talent to work in states where abortions are not accessible. and, for example, that could be in texas, where a lot of tech companies have flocked in recent years. you're actually even starting to see some companies like salesforce and google saying that they will relocate employees without needing any kind ofjustification if those employees feel uncomfortable working in a certain states where abortion may be banned. —— employees feel uncomfortable working in certain states, where abortion may be banned. this is a highly divisive topic. is there likely to be push back against these companies from those who are in the anti—abortion camp and supportive of the supreme court's ruling? you know, i think there isjust so much that we don't know right now that's going to play out over the coming weeks. like, remember, this is a groundswell that happened friday and it started — there was a trickle of companies that started coming forward in may, but the real wave of statements
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and policy changes started coming on friday and so, i think that there is much to be seen in terms of how this plays out in the weeks and months to come. and that being said, it's still really only a small slice of corporate america that's even engaged on this issue. this year's glastonbury festival closed with kendrick lamar and diana ross taking top billing on the pyramid stage on sunday afternoon. our culture editor katie razzall reports from worthy farm in somerset. # ba by love. # my baby love. # i need ya. # oh, how i... glastonbury is going out on a high. early at the legends slot, diana ross pumped out hit after hit. # white shirt now red. # my bloody nose... and history has been made at the festival by the youngest ever solo headliner, billie eilish... # hey, jude. # don't make it bad... ..and the oldest, sir paul mccartney, whose 36—song set last night included a nearly 5—minute sing—along to hey jude... crowd: # nah, nah, nah, na-na-na-nah!|
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..and some special guest appearances. mr bruce springsteen! # glory days! # hey, passing by. # glory days! # everybody had a hard year. # everybody had a good time. there was even a much—missed beatle, 42 years after his death. # everybody say the sunshine. there were are, seeing john again. we are back together. with 100 performance stages, glastonbury is about so much more than the headline acts. this festival celebrates creativity, imagination and inclusivity with a good dose of change the world thrown in. we will not let russia's war break us. whether it is an address by ukraine's president... climate! ..or climate change activist greta thunberg... so many women and so many girls are going to die - because of this. ..or the outrage expressed by stars like olivia rodrigo about the recent us supreme court decision on roe v
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wade, politics is never far away. we're not closed off from the world here. we're not about escapism. we're about dealing with the world, enjoying ourselves, coming together. # you killed my cousin back in '94. kendrick lamar is tonight's headline act. despite efforts in recent years to make the artist line—up much more diverse, the crowd still doesn't reflect that. yeah, let's go! # yo, it's the hyper man set. this was british rapper aj tracey on the pyramid stage on saturday. i don't care who it is that's listening to our music, as long as everyone's being respectful. it would be nice if we could just educate people a bit on, like, the privilege you do have, but when i look at the crowd, i'm just grateful, to be honest. iam, like, "wow, these people are here to listen to me. "i'd better not fall over," and that's it. this has been a delayed 50th birthday celebration for the uk's biggest festival. glastonbury is ending for the year with many years in these somerset fields
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still to look forward to. katie razzall, bbc news, glastonbury. in just a few hours, the all england club opens its gates for arguably the world's most famous tennis event. think strawberries, cream and lots of people who have no issue queueing. wimbledon is almost here. it's been a while, but wimbledon�*s back in full force, and so is the queue. awaiting them is an all—star cast. serena williams hasn't played singles since this agonising exit last year, but hasn't given up on another trophy at a0. opening centre court in its 100th year is defending champion novak djokovic. but rafael nadal is eyeing his third slam of the year after three years away. i enjoy it, unforgettable moments here, so i don't know how many wimbledons remain for me, no? so, if i have the chance to be here this year, i want to enjoy that opportunity. despite many time—honoured traditions, some things have changed. this is the first time players have been allowed to practice here on centre court before the championships get under way
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— including rafael nadal behind me. the idea is this will help bed in the courts and prevent slippages in the early rounds. there are winners and wild cards among the brits and last year's overnight sensation, emma raducanu. but the us open champion is tempering expectations after a recent injury. in a way, it might help because there's absolutely no pressure on me. like, i haven't had the ideal preparation, so of myself, i can't really expect too much and i canjust go out there and have a good swing. some have claimed the lack of ranking points means this championships will feel like an exhibition event but others say it could never be, given the perennial prestige of this place. laura scott, bbc news, wimbledon. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @rich preston. and you can follow events at wimbledon and the latest news on our website. from all of us
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here in london, thank you for watching and goodbye for now. hello. even with the weekend's rain in the west, it's been a rather dry month so far across most parts of the country but if i show you the rainfall animation for this week, notice how it mounts up across these western areas, the colours deepening. it's here where we could see anything between 40—80mm of rain, more especially around the hills and the coast. some eastern areas where, so far thisjune, we've seen onlyjust over a quarter of our normal rainfall, not a huge amount is expected at all, although there's still a chance we could see a bit more towards the south—east corner through the middle part of the week. the reason — well, areas of low pressure are going to come in off the atlantic and then stall before working northwards, as this one did from sunday, leaving a trailing weather front to take us into monday, which will produce sunshine and showers working their way eastwards, but much lighter winds than we saw through the weekend. so, this is how we start the day — the commuting temperature somewhere between 11—13 degrees,
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not desperately cold out there, but a line of cloud and showery rain western england, eastern wales to begin with, maybe just in the south—east of scotland, too, that trundles its way eastwards through the day, fragmenting even more, but it does mean sunnier skies develop in its wake. just a few showers dotted around — not as many as we saw on the weekend — so western areas much, much brighter compared with sunday, though winds not as strong. still a noticeable breeze, though, coming infrom the south—west and it's a slightly cooler direction for some of you compared with what we saw through the weekend, especially in the east of the country. but actually, with more sunshine, lighterwinds in the west, it should feel a touch warmer. temperatures 17—21 — around where we should be. early peak in the pollen levels in east anglia, the south—east and then a later peak in the west and, of course, monday sees the start of wimbledon. cloudy skies to begin with, brightening up. could just see a few spots of rain around lunchtime but mostly dry for the bulk of the day. and dry into the evening and overnight, too, across eastern areas but the next batch of wet and windy weather pushes in through northern ireland and towards the west, keeping temperatures here in teens for one or two, but a chillier night to the eastern half
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of the country — 5—6 degrees in rural areas to start tuesday. so, this is the next area of low pressure for tuesday, coming off the atlantic and stalling. the winds blowing up the weatherfront, so it doesn't move a great deal. it will clear away from northern ireland during the morning but will linger across parts of central south—western scotland, wales and push into the western fringes of england. brighter skies in the west later. always dry and brighter through central eastern england, where it will be a bit warmer — 2a degrees the potential high. overall, though, temperatures around average for the time of year. more rain in the north and west, driest in the south and east.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: leaders of the g7 group of nations have been meeting in germany. over the next couple of days, they're expected to promise further military support for ukraine and impose more sanctions on moscow. ukraine's foreign minister urged them to provide more heavy weapons for his country and further isolate russia. in ukraine, the capital kyiv has suffered intense attacks, more than a dozen missile strikes launched by russia — the most sustained barrage in months. it happened hours after president zelensky warned that the war is entering a difficult phase. a nine—storey residential building was damaged. a wooden grandstand crowded with spectators has collapsed during a bullfighting festival in colombia — killing at least four people. dozens of others were injured when the three—storey stucture came down in the western city of espinal. colombia's president—elect has called for amateur bullfights
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