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you're watching bbc news. let's go and take a look at the latest headlines for viewers here in the uk and around the world. a fire at a russian ammunition depot is being blamed for the evacuation of two border villages as explosions are reported at an airfield in russian—occupied crimea. on a visit to ukraine, the un chief says any damage to a russian—controlled nuclear plant would be "suicide". the us is urging action now. they must be given access as soon as possible and in a manner that respect ukraine's. ready to help ensure the safety and security of of the plans and security of of the plans and monitoring of its material. a usjudge unseals documents that authorised the fbi to search donald trump's florida home. the australian prime minister
speaks out as the bomb maker responsible for the 2002 bali terror attack has his sentence reduced and is eligible for parole. as a new covid vaccine is rolled out: a hospital in birmingham trials a new drug to help stop patients with immune problems from catching the virus in the first place. and we'll be telling you the story behind south africa's amapiano music scene, one of the fastest growing new music genres. wherever you'rejoining me from around the world and here in the uk, a big hello and a warm welcome to the show. let us start with this. a series of explosions have been reported at two russian military installations.
in sevastopol, in russian—occupied crimea, the governor claimed a ukrainian drone was shot down by anti—aircraft defences near a key military airfield. in russia itself, the authorities said villages close to the border with ukraine were evacuated after a fire broke out at an ammunition depot. the blasts occurred as the un secretary—general, antonio guterres, undertakes a two—day visit to ukraine. gareth barlow reports. this is russia, about 50 kilometres from the ukrainian border, and arms depot exploding into the night. two local villagers evacuated as investigations got under way. the blast comes as a series of explosions were reported at an airbase in russian occupied crimea. the exact cause of the blast in both cases unclear. the latest blazes are part of a broadening recent trend of incidents of key russian installations far behind the front lines. as these pictures of another airfield in crimea,
which appear to show damage following a series of explosions earlier this month, on a test. early on thursday, president zelensky met the secretary general of the un, antonio guterres, as well as the turkish leader. top of the agenda, the continued russian occupation and militarisation of the nuclear plant in southern ukraine. the situation triggering warnings from around the world. the triggering warnings from around the world. ,, ., , the world. the united states condemns — the world. the united states condemns in _ the world. the united states condemns in the _ the world. the united states condemns in the strongest l the world. the united states - condemns in the strongest terms russia's reckless disregard to nuclear safety and security along with our allies and partners we call literature cease all literary operations at or near ukraine's nuclear facilities and to return full control to ukraine. facilities and to return full controlto ukraine. speaking at their “oint controlto ukraine. speaking at theirjoint meeting, _ controlto ukraine. speaking at theirjoint meeting, turkey: . theirjoint meeting, turkey: moscow demilitarised area, warning of the risk of another chernobyl at the plant. the united nations team adding he was gravely concerned about
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into the former president. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. a day in court to get more information about the search of donald trump's home and the alleged crimes of the department ofjustice is investigating. us media organisations have argued that the affidavit, the document used to justify the search at mar—a—lago, should be unsealed because of the huge public interest in the case. the judge agreed. once thejustice department to identify any sections it believes should remain confidential.- remain confidential. i feel aood remain confidential. i feel good about _ remain confidential. i feel good about today's - remain confidential. i feel. good about today's hearing. remain confidential. i feel- good about today's hearing. the judge seems to have a very good sense that it is his job as a gatekeeper in this case to perform his function of balancing the interests of the public of accessing these materials against the interests of the government keeping them secret. bit of the government keeping them secret. �* , , secret. bit by bit, the full extent of— secret. bit by bit, the full extent of the _ secret. bit by bit, the full| extent of the investigation secret. bit by bit, the full. extent of the investigation is becoming clear was not part of the search warrant application
has been released although it confirms that donald trump is under investigation for the wilful retention of national defence information. the concealment or removal of government records. and the obstruction of a federal investigation. government officials say the affidavit should stay out of public view on the grounds that it could compromise their work and possibly deter witnesses from cooperating with this and other investigations. i cooperating with this and other investigations.— investigations. i thinkjudge reinhardt — investigations. i thinkjudge reinhardt is _ investigations. i thinkjudge reinhardt is going - investigations. i thinkjudge reinhardt is going to - investigations. i thinkjudgej reinhardt is going to attract the integrity, and that is probably the right outcome here. none of the media intervenors want to jeopardise the safety or security of a confidential informant. donald trum - confidential informant. donald trump wants _ confidential informant. donald trump wants a _ confidential informant. donald trump wants a document - confidential informant. donald - trump wants a document released in full. a spokesperson for the former president said the florida judge had rejected the cynical attempt to hide the whole affidavit from americans. government officials now have until next thursday to decide what they want to try to keep
under wraps before the judge makes a final ruling. peter bowes, bbc news. the man responsible for the bali bombing in 2002 has had his resentments reduce for good behaviour and could soon be eligible for parole. umar patek was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for his role in the bombings that killed more than 200 people. 88 australians were killed in the blast and prime minister anthony albanese has described the news as distressing. our correspondent phil mercer has been following the story and hejoins me now from sydney. remind us of the background to this case. what has pm albanese said about the fact that the man who was convicted could soon be released? it was an atrocity in october 2002. 202 people died. among them, 88 australians. but this was an attack that sent trauma all around the world. there were other victims from
indonesia, from the united kingdom, and the united states and other countries as well. umar patek who was arrested in pakistan, jailed in 2012 for 20 years for assembling the bombs that exploded in the district of bali, kuta, 20 years ago. this is a man who had his sentence cut as part of indonesia's independence day celebrations, and there will be an enormous amount of dismay and anger in australia and elsewhere that this man could potentially be facing parole only about halfway through his sentence. indeed. the australian _ sentence. indeed. the australian prime - sentence. indeed. the - australian prime minister, what exactly is he saying, the man convicted would soon be released.— convicted would soon be released. australia has to tread very _ released. australia has to tread very different - released. australia has to tread very different to - tread very different to delicately dramatically speaking here. australia indonesia has cooperated pretty closely when it comes to
counterterrorism since the bali bombings of 2002. mr albanese speaking here in australia earlier today said that he would be making diplomatic representations to the government in indonesia, no doubt those diplomatic channels will express australia's reservation and dismay that this man could be facing parole, but there are reports here in australia, though, that convicted extremist might not be eligible for the sort of parole that other prisoners in indonesia might be given, so there is an expectation that a decision will be made soon, and the fear and australia is that if this man potentially could be released before the 20th anniversary of the bali bombings, only in a few months time. . . , , bombings, only in a few months time. . ., bombings, only in a few months time. . , ., , .,, time. 0k, always a pleasure. thank you — time. 0k, always a pleasure. thank you for _ time. 0k, always a pleasure. thank you for the _ time. 0k, always a pleasure. thank you for the update - time. 0k, always a pleasure. thank you for the update and time. 0k, always a pleasure. . thank you for the update and we will talk to you soon. phil mercerjoining us fellow will talk to you soon. phil mercer joining us fellow from sydney. in britain, a new covid vaccine that also protects against the omicron variant will be rolled out from september, with care home residents and housebound people the first to be inoculated.
however, if a patient�*s immune system isn't functioning properly, then vaccines often don't work, meaning they are more vulnerable to infection. now, a new drug to protect high—risk patients is being trialled in birmingham, from where david gregory—kumar reports. in many ways, irene and andrew are people haven't been able to move on with their lives. they are still in the early days of the pandemic because for them, the pandemic because for them, the covid vaccines don't work. i don't go to as many theatres or cinemas or crowded places also ijust or cinemas or crowded places also i just avoid or cinemas or crowded places also ijust avoid them. i or cinemas or crowded places also i just avoid them.- also ijust avoid them. i was shielded _ also ijust avoid them. i was shielded from _ also ijust avoid them. i was shielded from the _ also ijust avoid them. i was shielded from the beginning anyway— shielded from the beginning anyway and i have virtually been — anyway and i have virtually been shielded ever since. i have — been shielded ever since. i have not— been shielded ever since. i have not been anywhere, and the only people who have been in the health have been family or people — the health have been family or people who have done a test before — people who have done a test before they came.— people who have done a test before they came. today andrew and irene will— before they came. today andrew and irene will be _ before they came. today andrew and irene will be the _ before they came. today andrew and irene will be the second - and irene will be the second and irene will be the second and third people taking part in and third people taking part in a trial of a new drug here at
the queen elizabeth hospital here in birmingham. it is designed to stop people with immune system problems getting coronavirus in the first place. how does it work? antibodies are made _ how does it work? antibodies are made by _ how does it work? antibodies are made by the _ how does it work? antibodies are made by the body - how does it work? antibodies are made by the body to - how does it work? antibodies are made by the body to help| are made by the body to help protect against infection. in people that aren't able to mount a vaccine response, they don't have these antibodies so mount a vaccine response, they don drug e these antibodies so mount a vaccine response, they don drug is hese antibodies so mount a vaccine response, they don drug is trying intibodies so mount a vaccine response, they don drug is trying to ibodies so this drug is trying to replace the natural antibodies against covid and hopefully it will provide that level of protection that the vaccine would have done. in protection that the vaccine would have done.- protection that the vaccine would have done. in the end, 1700 patients _ would have done. in the end, 1700 patients will _ would have done. in the end, 1700 patients will take - would have done. in the end, 1700 patients will take part . would have done. in the end, j 1700 patients will take part in this trial. half will get a placebo, after the new drug. since the drug has a slight yellow tinge, to make sure nobody would know is which is which, it is hidden inside these black elastic lags during these black elastic lags during the trial. it is important to stress that vaccination is still the best way to fight coronavirus. but for these patients, if this trial is successful, this drug offers them a route back to a much more normal life. if all goes well, we should have some early results hopefully in about six
months, and a full report in two years time. david gregory—kumar, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. i will has told the court she was abused under the time before she turned 18. she said the abuse started when she was 13 after she met kelly to her aunt, a professional singer who worked with him. iterative commissioning method iterative commissioning method i has a military personnel were responsible for the appearance of 43 students either directly or through negligence. the student disappeared from the town in the southern state eight years ago. an official report by the previous mexican government back in 2015 that the students were arrested by corrupt police and handed over to a drug cartel who killed them. powerfulstorms to a drug cartel who killed them. powerful storms have battered areas of the and southern europe, killing at least 13 people, including three children. the deaths
reported in italy, austria and corsica due to falling trees. every rain and strong winds also wrecked campsites on the island. stay with us on bbc news because delta goodrem, we will be telling you about the south african music craze that has been a hit on social media. i was you shortly. washington, the world's most political city, is today assessing the political health of the world's most powerful man. indeed i did have a relationship with ms lewinsky that was not appropriate. in fact, it was wrong. in south africa, 97 people have been killed today, i in one of the worst days of violence _ between rival black groups. over the last 10 - days, 500 have died. crowd chants: czechoslovakia must be free! _ man: czechoslovakia must be free! - crowd chants: czechoslovakia must be free! _ russia is observing a national day of mourning for the 118 submariners who died on board the kursk.
we are all with them now within our hearts. the pope has celebrated mass before a congregation of more than 2.5 million people in his hometown of krakow. - "stay with us, stay with us," chanted this ocean of humanity. "well, well," joked the pope. "so, you want me to desert rome?" this is bbc news. the latest headlines: a fire at a russian ammunition depot is being blamed for the evacuation of two border villages as explosions are reported at an airfield in russian—occupied crimea. a usjudge has unsealed documents that authorised the fbi to search donald trump's florida home. to japan now, which has a rather unusual new strategy when it comes alcohol consumption. you would generally expect a government to promote less
drinking. but there, the country's national tax agency has launched a nationwide competition, asking for ideas to encourage people in their 20s and 30s to drink more alcohol, because it's keen to increase its revenue from alcohol tax. mariko oi has more. for generations, people considered alcohol as part of their daily lives, even at work, believing that going out for drinks may help with business negotiations. but that has been changing because stagnant salaries mean japan's young adults are not drinking as much alcohol as their parents' generation. and according to the government figures, people are only drinking three quarters of what they used to in the mid—90s and that is affecting the country's budget. its alcohol tax revenue was already falling but in 2020, due to pandemic restrictions, it suffered the biggest fall in over three decades. keen to change that, the japanese government has
now launched a nationwide competition called the sake viva, asking for ideas to encourage people in their 20s and 30s to drink more alcohol. not surprisingly, the competition has been criticised for promoting an unhealthy habit. you an unhealthy habit. come to my house and i will teach you come to my house and i will teach you how to drink. time for a look at the sport now. hello, i'm gavin ramjaun, and this is your update from the bbc sport centre. south africa can look ahead to the prospect of building a commanding lead against england on friday's third day of the first test at lords. the tourists finished day two 124 runs ahead after making 289 for seven, sarel erwee top scoring for the visitors. it needed captain ben stokes to inspire england back into the match, with three south african wickets. earlier, south africa restricted england to just 165 runs in theirfirst innings, kagiso rabada with a five—wicket haul. well bold. is it a really
special day for you? definitely. it is basically a childhood dream to be up on the lord's honours board. i remember dismissing a one—day international so i am glad i could go over the line, especially in test cricket. tennis, and there was a shock defeat for the world number one iga swiatek at the cincinnati open. swiatek, who won six tournaments in the first half of the year, including the french open, was beaten in straight sets by the former us open finalist madison keys. the world number one has struggled for consistency since her long, unbeaten run was ended at wimbledon. keys won 6—3, 6—4, and she'll face the wimbledon champion elena rybakina in the quarter—finals. in the men's singles, the top seed and world number one daniil medvedev is safely through to the quarter—finals. the russian, who's looking to regain the title he won back in 2019, beat canada's denis shapovalov in straight sets. medvedev, who's building up to the defence of his us open title later this month, won 7—5, 7—5 to seal his place in the last eight.
golf, and keegan bradley leads after the first round of the bmw championship in delaware. it's the second of three events which make up the end of season play—offs on the pga tour. bradley, the former pga champion who won this tournament four years ago, opened up with a 7—under—par round of 64. he leads by one shot from this man — the 2013 masters champion adam scott. justin thomas and shane lowry are both 5—under—par. rory mcilroy was one shot off the lead at 6—under—par when things started to unravel. he put his tee—shot at 15 into the water, and that led to a triple—bogey. mcilroy finished the day on 3—under—par — four shots behind the leader bradley. and the vuelta a espana starts on friday. fewer time trials, steeper hills, and three stages in the netherlands await a heavyweight field in the year's final grand tour.
there'll be no nairo quintana. the 2016 champion has withdrawn, following his retrospective disqualification from the tour de france fortaking a banned pain medication tramadol. he is still eligible to compete in competition, but says he'll spend the next ten days working on his defence to appeal against the decision after denying he's used the drug in his career. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's bbc.com/sport, but from me, gavin ramjaun and the rest of the sport team, we'll see you next time. good on you. let's take a look at that. what are you looking at that. what are you looking at there? it is a weird new building causing a stir in bristol in the west of england. it was created to show people how they could live on mars but with the additional aim of making them think how they can live more sustainably on earth. space has always been a source of curiosity and experts have often talked about the possibility of living on the moon or mars and a new project now
makes it possible to see what living on mars might look like. this two—story, 53 square—metre inflatable structure was designed by a team of experts who specialise in creating buildings for extreme environment, including antarctica. it is powered both solar panels and can cope with an average temperature of —63 celsius, but there are also a number of other urgent issues to consider. the key thing about when you're living on mars is you need your buildings to be completely airtight, because the atmosphere outside is essentially poisonous. you then need to be able to keep out all the dangerous solar and cosmic radiation so you need to have the outside made of something which will keep all those dangerous rays out. so, our house partially would be built underground, in the amazing lava tubes which exist under the surface of mars — that's where the bedrooms and bathrooms would be. and then aboveground would be the living room, this gold inflatable section that you see behind us, and that would be filled
with home—made concrete, made of the water and crusty earth you get on planet mars and it would then go hard and protect you from the rays that exist around you. the environmental control room, the life—support systems that power the house, two compact bedroom pods, a shower and a low—water martian loo are in the underground section. the creators hope that this martian house will inspire people to live more sustainably on earth and you can see what it is all about when it opens to the public at the end of august. wendy urquhart, bbc news, from the streets of south africa to dancefloors around the world, amapiano is one of the fastest growing new music genres. a new documentary this is amapiano tells the story of the genre to date, including the crucial role that viral dance challenges
on tik tok have played in its global spread. hashtag amapiano generated over one billion views on tik tok in 2021, with global streams on spotify�*s amapiano spotlight playlist increasing by 116%. kutloano nhlapo, aka dj da kruk is a south african dj, producer and presenter who has been pushing amapiano on his radio show since the early days. from the streets of south africa, this is amapiano. translated in the zulu language, amapiano simply means the pianos. it came from the genres earlyjazz influences. it is a blend of many genres. in a studio station, i sat in with three of the sounds top producers. with three of the sounds top producers— producers. what actually changed _ producers. what actually changed everything - producers. what actually changed everything was| producers. what actually i changed everything was the producers. what actually - changed everything was the log drama. ., ~ , ., drama. the log drum... when you hear it, drama. the log drum... when you hear it. you _ drama. the log drum... when you hear it, you know— drama. the log drum... when you hear it, you know you _ drama. the log drum... when you hear it, you know you are -
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young kids and then everyone starts doing it now. no matter where you _ starts doing it now. no matter where you are _ starts doing it now. no matter where you are from, - starts doing it now. no matter where you are from, when - starts doing it now. no matterj where you are from, when you listen to it, you want to move. amapiano, from the streets of south africa to dance floors across the world. brilliant. let me leave you with this. a russian rapper and restaurateur have joined forces to reopen a chain of coffee shops, with a ratherfamiliar name. stars, due to open today, is the rebranded version of the us chain starbucks. after 15 years, the global coffee giant shut 130 stores in late may, as part of a mass exodus of companies from russia in reaction to its invasion of ukraine. fans of starbucks will recognise the similarites between the old and new looks, with the new owners saying they sought to find some continuity for customers. that is it. i am going to be back very shortly with all of the business news. right up my alley. we are going to take a
look at the latest uk retail numbers. they are out shortly this morning. not looking good. in the meantime, tweet me. i will treat you back. you can get me on the bbc. hello there. the weather is still looking quite mixed, really, over the coming few days. we end the week with some warm spells of sunshine, but there will be a few showers blown in, mainly towards northwestern parts of the uk. towards the southeast, on thursday, temperatures reached 27 in central london and 28 at heathrow airport in the sunshine — that sunshine was ahead of this band of cloud that brought some patchy rain. and that cloud and patchy rain is heading towards the southeast at the moment. it will keep the temperatures up here by the end of the night. but clearer skies will follow to the north, those numbers dropping away to 11—12 celsius. and you may get a view of the northern lights in scotland, maybe the far north of england and northern ireland. some early rain here in the southeast corner
of england and cloud — that soon moves away, sunshine comes through. cloud will tend to build up a bit and, as the wind picks up in scotland and northern ireland, will blow in some blustery showers. here, the odd showers possible across england and wales, but on the whole it looks dry, some sunshine. temperatures similar to what we had on thursday — could make 20 celsius in eastern scotland and eastern parts of northern ireland. low—to—mid—20s across england and wales. now we still have an area of low pressure to the north of the uk. around the base of that, this weather front is pushing in from the atlantic, and that means we start the weekend with some cloud and rain in scotland and northern ireland. but it does move through, and we'll get some sunshine following, a few showers into the northwest. this narrow band of rain gets stuck across northern england. to the south, there could be some spells of sunshine and maybe 1 or 2 light showers, but again, it's generally dry, and those temperatures not really changing much as we head into saturday afternoon. second half of the weekend, and remember, everything is sort of coming in from the west — this is where our weather is coming from, and we've got some more weather fronts,
some thickening cloud tending to come in from the atlantic, slowly but surely. and things are slowing down a bit, really. so we start dry, bright, some sunshine on sunday. and with that cloud coming in steadily from the west during the day, the winds probably a bit lighter on sunday, and a bit of rain coming into some western areas later on. if anything, temperatures may be a shade lower on sunday — 18 central belt of scotland, 2a london and the home counties. now the jet stream is sitting right over the uk at the moment. that's bringing the unsettled weather. into next week, the jet stream heads further north, and that allows some warmer weather to arrive, especially in the southeast.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. with inflation topping 10% here in the uk, independent retailers put out a call for help. how bad is the situation? we'll know in a few hours when the latest retail sales numbers are published. renters are being priced out of the market by rapidly rising rates. so, are any solutions to be found? and is work from home on fridays killing the after—work drinks? the trade body for bars and nightclubs thinks it may threaten over 250,000 jobs.