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tonight at ten... a packed shopping centre in ukraine is hit by a russian missile — world leaders react with horror. around 1,000 people were thought to be in the mall when it was hit — at least 13 are dead, dozens have been injured. many people were in the shopping centre at the time of the attack and
the fear is that many more people have died. searching for survivors — as president zelensky calls it a brazen terrorist attack. translation: today strike on a sho -|n~ translation: today strike on a showing mall — translation: today strike on a showing mall in _ translation: today strike on a shopping mall in kremenchuk. translation: today strike on a shopping mall in kremenchuk is| translation: today strike on a - shopping mall in kremenchuk is one of the greatest atrocities in europe. the attack happened as world leaders at the g7 summit in germany — they pledged to support ukraine until the war with russia is over. also on the programme... the inquiry into how thousands of people were treated with infected blood in the nhs hears from sirjohn major who describes victims as suffering from "incredibly bad luck". the floods in bangladesh that have killed dozens and left millions stranded — the un warns of a deteriorating situation. police say they believe zara aleena was attacked by a stranger in london at the weekend as a man is arrested on suspicion of murder. emma raducanu makes her centre court
debut at wimbledon. andy murray triumphs too. more from day one of wimbledon. with men's champion novak djokovic kicking things off, on his quest for a fourth straight title. good evening. around 1,000 people are thought to have been inside this shopping centre in central ukraine when it was hit today by a russian missile. so far at least 13 people have been killed, and more than 50 injured — but it's feared the death toll could climb significantly. the attack happened in kremenchuk in central ukraine — a long way from the front line. the governor of the city said it was unlikely many survivors would be found in the rubble, because the fire was so big. world leaders have condemned the attack — boris johnson accused president putin of "cruelty and barbarism". the us secretary of state antony blinken said america will continue to support ukraine and hold russia to account. 0ur correpsondent nick beake
is in kremenchuk and joins us now. this is the smouldering wreckage of russia's latest attack. a shopping centre, though barely recognisable tonight. as those g7 leaders were meeting, president putin was sending his own message and his missiles were hitting ukrainian civilians. i've got to warn you, there are some flashing images and also some details in my report that you might find distressing. this inferno is not a ukrainian military target, it is a ukrainian shopping centre. no weapons here, just families. these were the bewildering minutes after russia's latest devastating missile attack. today on the central city of kremenchuk. inside the building, panic. is anyone alive, a man calls out. there is a faint answer. where are you, come here, the man says
again. monday afternoon shoppers became paramedics, helping to load the injured into ambulances. those nearby at the time of impact struggling to make sense of what had happened. i struggling to make sense of what had ha ened. .,, ., ., ., happened. i was not far away from the lace happened. i was not far away from the place where _ happened. i was not far away from the place where it _ happened. i was not far away from the place where it happened. - happened. i was not far away from | the place where it happened. some 500 metres away. people were running around. after about 30 minutes, i decided to go and check out the place. the centre was just destroyed. i am out of words. i didn't expect that something like this could happen in my town. ﬁgs this could happen in my town. as they began to clear the wreckage, they began to clear the wreckage, the number of dead was rising. each piece of debris revealing a clearer picture of the damage done. for hours now they've been bringing out these pieces of mangled metal from these pieces of mangled metal from the shopping centre, leaving them here, and the work goes on, even
though it is now pitch black. that is because there is an urgency. many people were in the shopping centre at the time of the attack. the fear is many more people have died. speaking at the shopping centre, ukraine's interior minister told us this was a act of terrorism perpetrated by putin and the russian federation. president zelensky claimed up to 1000 people could have been inside at the time and had these words. translation: , , ,, translation: only completely messed u . translation: only completely messed u- terrorists translation: only completely messed up terrorists for — translation: only completely messed up terrorists for whom _ translation: only completely messed up terrorists for whom there _ translation: only completely messed up terrorists for whom there is - translation: only completely messed up terrorists for whom there is no - up terrorists for whom there is no place on earth could strike such a place. it's not an accidental hit by missiles, it's a deliberate russian strike. , ., , ., ., missiles, it's a deliberate russian strike. ., , ., . 1k strike. this carnage is more than 18 miles away — strike. this carnage is more than 18 miles away from _ strike. this carnage is more than 18 miles away from russian _ strike. this carnage is more than 18 miles away from russian occupied i miles away from russian occupied land, so it was most likely the work of a guided missile. why here? we don't know. but moscow is showing this city and the watching world its
assault on ukraine and its people is not going to stop. nick, is there any hope of finding any survivors, anyone else alive? i've got to tell you that hope is fading very fast here tonight. you can see some of the exhausted firefighters just trying to catch their breath. the air here is still thick with the smoke billowing out of the destroyed shopping centre. you can see members of the military as well. it's past midnight here and the operation continues. they aren't giving up. when we look at the devastation behind us and we look at the video of the aftermath of the missile strike, the inferno that took hold, people here are thinking there is little chance people would have survived this. that is people who were brought to safety minutes afterwards. this wasn't the only attack on ukrainian civilians today. in the east, in the donbas region, at least eight people are killed ——
were killed, two of them were teenagers. more than 20 people were injured. the information we are getting from that place is that those who were killed and injured were targeted or certainly hit as they were queueing for water. mick they were queueing for water. nick with the latest — they were queueing for water. nick with the latest there. thank you. the missile struck shortly after president zelensky had addressed world leaders at the g7 in germany and called for more assistance, including missile defense systems to protect ukrainian cities a long way from the front line. leaders said they will support ukraine for as long as it takes in its fight against russia. 0ur political editor chris mason is at the summit. within the last half hour a joint statement from g7 leaders condemning the attack in the strongest possible terms and pointing out that an indiscriminate attack on a civilian target does constitute a war crime. earlier the prime minister had described the attack as barbaric and
appalling after a day where ukraine took centre stage here. this morning, before this latest russian attack, a show of unity from the g7 to ukraine. 0n the small screen in the corner, president zelensky — he told the leaders here the war mustn't drag on overwinter. "if ukraine wins, you all win," he said. good morning, prime minister. good morning, chris, how are you doing? the prime minister told me he and g7 leaders are determined to help ukraine, but it could take time, patience and money. what they want is their land, they want their country to be able to live in peace and freedom and i totally support that. and so i think the difficulty is that no one here at the g7 can really see any alternative to simply supporting them in regaining their sovereignty, because... and if that goes on for years and years and years potentially, at vast cost to our country, to our taxpayers, with implications for our economy, so be it,
that's what the uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the uk will start to abate. we will find ways round things and some of the cost pressures will start to come down. so there's no limit on the timeline, there's no limit on the budget, the billions that britain could spend? i think sometimes the price of freedom is worth paying. just remember, it took the democracies in the middle of the last century a long time to recognise that they had to resist tyranny and aggression. but what it bought in the end, with the defeat of the dictators, particularly of nazi germany, it brought decades and decades of stability, and that is worth protecting. that is worth defending. and that delivers long—term prosperity. but what of the prime minister's own future? the clouds have darkened for him after that vote of confidence, the loss of another two
by—elections, and the resignation of his party chairman. what we are going to do is get on with our agenda. in times like this, of course there are going to be criticisms of political leaders. it's ourjob to take it and humbly accept those criticisms. there's a massive agenda for this country. we need to reform our energy markets, we need to reform the way our housing system works to make the prospect of home ownership realistic for millions and millions of young people. but do you actually have the authority now to deliver that policy agenda? i not only have the authority, i've got a new mandate from my party, which i'm absolutely delighted about... 40% of them want rid of you. listen, that's done. it's not done, though. you know it's not done. they're still talking about it. it's still a live question. can you deliver the policy platform you're talikng about with your authority clearly weakened ? of course we can and we're going to continue to do that and we're focused on that 1000%.
two things unite all the leaders here, they each face of their own domestic difficulties, albeit some more than others. and there is a collective determination to show as united a front as possible as the war in ukraine rages on. chris mason, bbc news, at the g7 summit. nato has announced plans to boost its quick reaction force from 40,000 to more than 300,000 troops. it says the move follows a "direct threat" from russia to european security. the plan is due to be approved at a summit in madrid this week. 0ur europe editor katya adler is there. just explain how significant this is. , , ., , ., just explain how significant this is. very if you listen to nato's secretary _ is. very if you listen to nato's secretary general. _ is. very if you listen to nato's secretary general. he - is. very if you listen to nato's secretary general. he says i is. very if you listen to nato's. secretary general. he says this is. very if you listen to nato's - secretary general. he says this is the biggest overhaul since the end of the cold war and it doesn't
really come as a surprise because russia's invasion of ukraine, the ambition, the aggression it is showing has upended any security assumptions held here in europe. when it comes to those rapid reaction forces of nato that you mentioned, this is about nato members closest to russia, so the baltic countries, and poland, and nato applicants finland and sweden who feel really exposed. they are demanding a boosting of nato's eastern flank. that means for other nato members like the uk and france pledging warships and warplanes and troops to be at the ready. tomorrow night nato leaders will be here at madrid's royal palace at a gala dinner. they will be asked to dig deepin dinner. they will be asked to dig deep in their pockets for more defence. it is thought voters will accept that if the promises they hearin accept that if the promises they hear in madrid really make them feel
safer. ., ~' , ., there's more updates and analysis on the war in ukraine and how international leaders are responding to the conflict on bbc news 0nline — that's bbc.co.uk/news — and by using the bbc news app. sirjohn major has been giving evidence at the inquiry into the infected blood scandal during 1970s and 1980s. people with haemophilia or those who needed transfusions were given blood products as part of their treatment. but some of the blood was contaminated — and more than 33,000 people were infected with hepatitis c or hiv. to date, more than 3,000 people have died. there were gasps at the inquiry as the former prime minister described the victims as suffering from incredibly bad luck. our health editor hugh pym has this report. barry has always said, he's always felt like he was on death row but without committing any crime. i just want a sincere apology from somebody.
deborah reflects on how barry's life has been blighted. because of his treatment for haemophilia, he was infected with hepatitis c. he's needed a liver transplant after a liver cancer diagnosis. his wife deborah says, as an nhs nurse, she's appalled by what happened. breaks my heart to think, when i was putting up those blood transfusions, there was people within the nhs who knew that that blood was contaminated but chose not to impart that knowledge. today, sirjohn major gave evidence. after the scandal emerged, he was at the treasury in the late 1980s, then prime minister. he was questioned on the campaigners' struggle to get financial aid. i mean, there's no amount of compensation you could give that would actually compensate for what had happened to them. what had happened to them was incredibly bad luck. gasps awful.
and it was not something that anybody was unsympathetic to. there were gasps at those words "bad luck". later, he said he hadn't meant to be dismissive or offensive. payouts were given to those who had hiv, but initially not to patients with hepatitis c. sirjohn acknowledged that might have been wrong. every life is individual, and so i can see that argument. and i'm not entirely sure, in retrospect, that we took the right decision then, and i was quite pleased when a subsequent government took a different view. people coming to the inquiry have been encouraged, if they wish, to leave messages in bottles remembering loved ones who lost their lives because of the contaminated blood scandal, but it's unlikely to be before the middle of next year that they get to see a final report with conclusions. i've always believed... so what did deborah and barry think of sirjohn major's comments? i personally don't feel that there's
anything genuine there. i don't think he understands the impact that it has had on so many people's lives — those who have lost their children, their husbands, a life that's been lost. it's still... i can't talk about it. there will be more evidence from former politicians. debbie and barry want to hear apologies, and then a guarantee of compensation. hugh pym, bbc news. these floods in bangladesh have killed dozens of people and left more than it million stranded. the united nations is warning the sitaution is "deteriorating rapidly". millions of people — many of them children — are being forced to drink flood water, increasing the risk of diseases. the north—east of the country has been worst affected — in sylhet 90% of health facilities have been flooded, and more than 5,000 schools
and learning centres are submerged. 0ur south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanathan reports. hundreds of villagers disappeared. entire districts submerged. flashfloods have erased much of bangladesh's sylhet region. they have shown no mercy for those living here. shamina's home was battered by the rains. it now sits on a makeshift island. a family which lost so much, holding on to the one remaining memory they cherish the most, a passport photo of shamina's 35—year—old husband. her sister also died. both drowned after the family took a boat out on a desperate search for food and safer ground. translation: we were trying to reach the other side of the bridge. _ i panicked, seeing the amount of water. we couldn't row the boat.
it filled up and capsized. and i fell into the water. these are the worst rains in a century for sylhet. once a thriving area, now only navigable by boat. the rains wrecked this house and there is barely anything left to salvage. she is just one of the millions in this region now left in limbo with nowhere to go. translation: we are living - in the fields with cows and goats. how will we return to our home? there is nothing left. what will we eat? what will happen to us? this nation is no stranger to heavy rains. families ready themselves for the annual monsoon season, but so far in june, sylhet�*s had nearly double the rainfall it
usually gets the entire month. with heavy floods also in neighbouring india, experts in the region say climate change is playing its part in these erratic weather patterns. as relief efforts continue, a longer challenge remains. a struggle for food, clean water, and permanent shelter. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, delhi. at least 11 people have died and more than 250 have been injured in a toxic gas leak at the port of aqaba, injordan. the port authority director has confirmed the leak is chlorine gas and specialised teams are dealing with the incident. thejordanian prime minister says an inquiry had been launched into what had happened. a woman has been found dead at the scene of a major gas explosion that destroyed one house in birmingham and damaged others. a man also suffered life—threatening injuries in the blast in kingstanding, which happened on sunday evening. six other homes were damaged and properties were evacuated.
a man has been arrested after a 36—year—old woman was killed in east london in the early hours of sunday morning. police say they believe zara aleena was "attacked by a stranger" in ilford. our home affairs correspondent june kelly is there. za ra zara aleena was found at around 21t5 in the morning on cranbrook road in ilford on sunday morning. paramedics and doctors tried in vain to save her and she died in hospital. she had severe head injuries and the police think their weapon had been used in the attack but they do believe this was a stranger murder, and that is very disturbing to hear for the people who live in this community. tonight, zara aleena's family are being supported by specialist police officers and her friends have said this was a young woman who was a lifeline for both her mother and grandmother, she cared for them both. they also described zara aleena as someone who
worked hard, studied hard, she graduated last year with a degree in law she had only recently got a job at the royal courts ofjustice in central london. as ever with these investigations, cctv will be very important and detectives also want to hear from anyone who was on this stretch of road in the early hours of sunday morning and has any dash cam footage, and meanwhile, a 29—year—old man is in custody and he is being held on suspicion of murder. ., is being held on suspicion of murder. . ., ., , now a look at some other stories making the news today. mps have voted this evening to give ministers the power to scrap parts of the post—brexit deal between the uk and the eu. the government wanted to change the northern ireland protocol to make it easierfor some goods to flow from great britain to northern ireland, but the european union says borisjohnson�*s plan is a breach of international law. barristers have gathered outside courts across england and wales, as they strike over pay and working conditions.
the criminal bar association has rejected the offer of a 15% increase because it would only apply from 2023 and not to any of the 58,000 backlogged cases. further strikes are planned until the middle of next month. in every democracy you have to have a functioning justice system. it's the foundation — every society has to have it. if we are being treated the way we are, there is no one coming through. i've been in this job 25 years and thejuniorsjust aren't there any more. they're just not paid enough money. we've got to have it. the charity commission has said it will review reports that prince charles personally accepted large cash donations for one of his charities from a former qatari prime minister. a newspaper claims the donations totalled more than £2.5 million over four years from 2011, with the first of a million euros in notes handed over in a suitcase. prince charles�*s representatives said "all correct processes were followed". legal buffer zones around medical
clinics in scotland could be a step closer after a national summit on abortion care. the first minister nicola sturgeon convened a meeting to discuss a new bill to protect people who work at termination clinics in scotland and the people who use them. 0ur scotland correspondent alexandra mckenzie reports. it's gatherings like these that prompted today's abortion care conference. anti—abortion protesters have become a common sight outside this clinic and hospital in glasgow. if we have buffer zones, that would be an incredible step forward in abortion rights. lily wants change. after choosing to end her pregnancy four years ago, she said she felt scared walking past people with placards. what really devastated me was the constant knowledge
that these people were outside in such a big number, and there was something inherently... it was intimidating, and the harassment itself and their presence was so unnatural and such an uncomfortable thing that it felt... it was wholly wrong and it shouldn't have been happening. they shouldn't have been there. it's a medical space, it's a private space. the scottish government is aiming for legislation in the longer—term to establish 150—metre buffer zones outside clinics. people are free to have different views on abortion, but what i don't think any of us are free to do is impede the ability of people to access health care without intimidation and harassment. the first buffer zone was set up in west london in 2018. there are calls for more in england and wales. in northern ireland, a bill to create buffer zones was referred to the supreme court. protesters say it infringes upon their freedom of speech.
amy from hull now stands outside clinics. she regrets having an abortion at 18 and says she wants to offer support to other women. because i didn't know what else to do, i went back and i took the pills and ifollowed the nurse's instructions and i've lived to regret that ever since. and i think, with hindsight, what i was looking for was somebody, potentially, who could have been standing there, offering a leaflet, offering me a phone number, offering me some kind of support, offering me some kind of counsel. the scottish government has urged protesters not to put pressure on patients and staff at health care facilities, but instead to take their campaign to the scottish parliament. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news. the queen has arrived in edinburgh at the start of a week of events. the queen — who is 96 — attended the historic ceremony of the keys — in her first public appearance since the platinum jubilee celebrations earlier this month. cricket, and jonny bairstow again inspired england to victory
over new zealand in the third test at headingley — hitting 71 offjust ltlt balls, including this massive six, as england reached their target of 296 with ease. the seven wicket victory completes a series whitewash and gives new captain ben stokes his first test series win. england's women have also been in action in taunton where they were taking on south africa. england took early control with debut wickets for izzy wong and lauren bell. south africa recovered and were eventually bowled out for 284 on the first day of the test. wimbledon is back. so too is britain's emma raducanu — who won on her centre court debut — a year after she took wimbledon by storm. andy murray has also been in action tonight — asjoe wilson will tell us from wimbledon.
we haven't got the package there, unfortunately. but it was a very good evening for both andy murray and a good afternoon for emma raducanu. hopefully we can show you the package shortly. they laid out centre court here 100 years ago for days like this. three matches with three players with 21t grand slam titles between them. 20 of them to him. covid vaccine not mandatory for wimbledon participation, novak djokovic's welcome was warm. his opponent, soon—woo kwon of south korea, nearest the camera, was inspired. here's a djokovic mis—hit on its way to tim peake territory. he needed four sets but he made it. the djokovic routine is familiar. for emma raducanu, the centre got debut, was she ready, was she fit?
this is the answer, first set, 6—4. her belgian opponent alison van uytvanck has got the shots and the experience to take opportunities. serves were broken and the match remained uncertain. but raducanu did not wilt and did not yield. second set, hers, 6—4. she is a grand slam champion, she is still going at this year's wimbledon and that is what counts. i year's wimbledon and that is what counts. , ., , , counts. i felt the people behind me, sa int, counts. i felt the people behind me, saying. you — counts. i felt the people behind me, saying. you got _ counts. i felt the people behind me, saying, you got theirs, _ counts. i felt the people behind me, saying, you got theirs, and - counts. i felt the people behind me, saying, you got theirs, and i - counts. i felt the people behind me, saying, you got theirs, and i was - saying, you got theirs, and i was like, yeah, i got this. to come and play here, it is extremely special, it is just amazing to walk on these grounds and these courts. i'm so happy to stay another day. cameron norrie also made _ happy to stay another day. cameron norrie also made it _ happy to stay another day. cameron norrie also made it through - happy to stay another day. cameron norrie also made it through safely l norrie also made it through safely in the afternoon but all those people on the hill had been waiting for andy murray. murray seemed keen
to display his energy but he was a set down against australia's james duckworth before he got going. that is murray at the top of the screen approaching the top of his form. how was his serve? always time to try something new, and in the end, it won him the point, at the third set followed. 6—4 in the fourth, murray finally prevailed, his lights are still burning. joe wilson, bbc news, wimbledon. we got the tennis finally, and now we have got the weather. here's stav da naos. you coped very well! it has been a day of sunshine and showers, and the rest of the week is also expected to stay fairly unsettled. tomorrow something a bit more substantial for northern and western areas, an area of low pressure pushing this active
weather front into northern and western areas and we have a few isobars in the chart so wet and windy sums it up well. it has already arrived in parts of the outer hebrides and northern ireland and western ireland, turning windy, and western ireland, turning windy, and it will stay pretty wet and windy through the night. rain eventually pushing across the irish sea, but you will notice central and eastern areas remaining dry and the winds won't be as strong and also plenty of clear spells, temperatures a bit lower, nine in the east but where we have the wet and windy weather, they will be rising, 11, 12, 13. this is the pressure chart to show the squeeze on the isobars, windy around the irish sea and heavy rainfall in western scotland down into wales, western england, and it clears northern ireland so here sunshine and showers but quite blustery. eastern parts of england will escape the wet and windy weather and remain largely dry with sunshine so temperatures responding,