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tonight at ten — the ukrainian counter—offensive on several fronts. we have the latest on the progress being made. it's a race to gain ground before the arrival of winter, but the russians have done all they can to block the way. the threat here isn'tjust the artillery you can hear, it's also these landmines all along this pathway. at another flashpoint — the nuclear plant at zaporizhzhia, occupied by the russians — a united nations team has finally gained access to assess how stable it is. we'll have the latest on the inspection at europe's largest nuclear plant. also tonight... new images released by police in liverpool, searching for a man who shot dead a nine—year—old girl last week.
an urgent appeal launched in the uk to help the millions of people affected by the flooding in pakistan. affected by the flooding in pakistan-— affected by the flooding in pakistan. ., ., , ~ pakistan. two more strike days announced _ pakistan. two more strike days announced by _ pakistan. two more strike days announced by the _ pakistan. two more strike days announced by the rmt- pakistan. two more strike days announced by the rmt for - pakistan. two more strike days announced by the rmt for this | pakistan. two more strike days - announced by the rmt for this month involving network rail and 1a train companies. the involving network rail and 14 train com anies. involving network rail and 14 train companies-— involving network rail and 14 train comanies. ., ~ ., , ., companies. the next walk-outs are set for the — companies. the next walk-outs are set for the 14th _ companies. the next walk-outs are set for the 14th and _ companies. the next walk-outs are set for the 14th and 17th _ companies. the next walk-outs are set for the 14th and 17th of - set for the 14th and 17th of september and for the first time one will coincide with a strike by train drivers. �* ,., , ., will coincide with a strike by train drivers. �* ., , drivers. and the popular broadcaster bill turnbull — drivers. and the popular broadcaster bill turnbull has _ drivers. and the popular broadcaster bill turnbull has died. _ drivers. and the popular broadcaster bill turnbull has died. he _ drivers. and the popular broadcaster bill turnbull has died. he had - bill turnbull has died. he had changed men's attitudes to testing for prostate cancer. and coming up on the bbc news channel: cameron norrie's looking to equal his best ever run at the us open — by making the third round at flushing meadows. good evening. a team of inspectors from the united nations nuclear watchdog has finally arrived
at the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in ukraine, which russian forces have been occupying since march. the state of the plant, where fires have broken out on several occasions, has been the cause of deep alarm in ukraine and the west. the visit took place as ukrainian forces tried to recapture territory taken by russian troops in the south of the country. they're also hoping to take back land in the east. our correspondent quentin sommerville reports from the front—line, in the donbas region of eastern ukraine. his report does include some images of people who have been badly injured. in donbas there will be no harvest. as russian shells fall about us these fields and furrows are instead ploughed by gun tracks and fighting men. ukraine's national guard leads us through the barrage.
they pause only briefly and by the cover of tree lines. this is a war of artillery, of seemingly limitless firepower, and of scorched earth. the destruction is measured in the square kilometres. with phosphorus and cluster bombs, russia burns and scores what it seeks to capture. a canopy of acacias gives some protection from drones. but from here onwards they must go on foot. the breakthrough in kherson has buoyed spirits, even as russia's dominance in donbas rings out loudly. but this war isn't only being fought at long distance. take care, there is a land mine, careful. careful. the threat here isn'tjust the artillery you can hear, it's
also these landmines — they're all along this pathway. that's why i'm following very closely in the footsteps of the men ahead. there's another one. there are more threats. some locals are ambivalent, others hostile to ukrainian forces, but not so gay. where is your wife schumacher is it hard being apart? yes. every hour, every moment, i miss her. it's difficult without her because i love her and she loves me. what a life but i think we will get through it all, everything will be for the
better. despite the shelling these two appear numb to danger. you can hear the shelling all around us. translation: i hear the shelling all around us. translation:— hear the shelling all around us. translation: ., ., ., ., ., translation: i am afraid, i have a small selection _ translation: i am afraid, i have a small selection of _ translation: i am afraid, i have a small selection of medical - translation: i am afraid, i have a small selection of medical supplies| small selection of medical supplies which could be helpful. if something happens to my child i will give them first aid and take them somewhere forfurther first aid and take them somewhere for further treatment, but at the moment, as long as i have strength i want to stay at home.— want to stay at home. so for now, the will want to stay at home. so for now, they will hang _ want to stay at home. so for now, they will hang on _ want to stay at home. so for now, they will hang on here _ want to stay at home. so for now, they will hang on here amid - want to stay at home. so for now, they will hang on here amid the i they will hang on here amid the illusion of a normal life. in villages and towns for hundreds of kilometres there is no school, no work, no life. a country frozen in time and in conflict. few live this war as fast and as close to danger as ruslan and his team of army
medics. the cost of hesitation lies all too apparent by the roadside. speed is a matter of life and death for them and for their patients. their ambulance can't afford to wait until the shelling stops. there are times when even ruslan and his medics have to take cover. gunfire. translation:— medics have to take cover. gunfire. translation: over there you can see snow, their mortar _ translation: over there you can see snow, their mortar is _ translation: over there you can see snow, their mortar is working. - snow, their mortar is working. ruslan, we can see incoming russian mortarfire here. what do ruslan, we can see incoming russian mortar fire here. what do you ruslan, we can see incoming russian mortarfire here. what do you do when you have casualties out there, and this kind of fire power is coming in, what decisions do you make? we coming in, what decisions do you make? ~ , , , , make? we see the enemy but they hide in the tree line — make? we see the enemy but they hide in the tree line disguising _ in the tree line disguising themselves. we can't do that, our ambulance is exposed. we have to pick up the injured and take them
out. pick up the in'ured and take them out. , , , pick up the in'ured and take them out. ,, _,, ,,, out. russia's viciousness is the daily burden — out. russia's viciousness is the daily burden of _ out. russia's viciousness is the daily burden of ukrainian - out. russia's viciousness is the i daily burden of ukrainian combat medics. this man curses in agony. only moments earlier he was wounded by a mine. they are still not sure of his injuries but in this field hospital they have an intimate knowledge of the damage that shrapnel and artillery due to the human body. they are covered in blast wound is, their limbs broken. his colleague too has been hit. time is critical here for two reasons, the patient�*s life, and the medics never know when more casualties will arrive. this is only a snapshot of the cost of this war. without a decisive breakthrough ukraine's stalemate of suffering will endure. quentin sommerville, bbc news, dom
bess. very powerful images there, painful images in the report by quentin. as we mentioned, a team of inspectors from the united nations nuclear watchdog has been visiting the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in ukraine, which russian forces have been occupying since march. our correspondent james waterhouse joins us from kyiv. the kremlin, i think it's fair to say, are already trying to undermine the credibility of whatever the report comes outwith. do we have any idea what to expect? report comes out with. do we have any idea what to expect?— report comes out with. do we have any idea what to expect? well, huw, rahael any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe _ any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe c. _ any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe c, the _ any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe c, the chief _ any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe c, the chief of - any idea what to expect? well, huw, raphael rowe c, the chief of the - raphael rowe c, the chief of the iaea posted a video at the end of today, saying the structural integrity of the site had been repeatedly violated and in his words, it shouldn't be allowed to continue, but, look, it's been messy, it's been unpredictable but the sight of that un convoy moving into the zaporizhzhia plant symbolised a major breakthrough. the route they took is a place where
both sides are accused of bombing it to try and delay the inspectors' arrival and trying to undermine the whole mission and then, once they arrived, the claim from ukraine was that they were heavily monitored, escorted around, which meant that they were not able to speak to staff candidly, heartheirtestimony, staff who have previously described being kept at gunpoint. but the crucial detail is this. raphael grossi claimed that his team won't be going anywhere and if that transpires that could well have a stabilising effect on what is a very volatile section of a vast front line. but, to be frank with you, the duration of the iaea's stay at the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant will be dictated by the russians who retain a very tight grip on the surrounding territory.- retain a very tight grip on the surrounding territory. james, many thanks for the _ surrounding territory. james, many thanks for the latest _ surrounding territory. james, many thanks for the latest analysis, - thanks for the latest analysis, james waterhouse in kyiv. let's turn
to some of the day plus my other main news. merseyside police have revealed that two guns were used in the fatal shooting of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel at her home in liverpool last week. officers also released cctv images of the gunman fleeing the scene. detectives have warned anyone "shielding" the gunman that everything will be done to bring them to justice, as our correspondentjudith moritz reports from liverpool. running away from the horror he caused, this is the man who used two guns to shoot a nine—year—old child dead. moments after the murder, he disappeared into the darkness. the investigation into the fatal shooting of olivia pratt—korbel is said to have made significant progress. but police say they need more help to identify the gunman. we know this man is climbing through gardens and through people's back yards in order to avoid being identified, as well as using the roads, as you can see. now, i know that there will be people shielding him and helping
this man avoid being found by the police. if you're found doing this, then we will do everything legitimately possible to bring you to justice. today, the police continued to protect olivia's house, standing guard in front of the door which the gunman burst through last monday night. detectives are appealing to two distinct sections of this community. to those who may be protecting the identity of the murderer, whom they've described as toxic, and to those who could help find him, which is why they say they want to trace everyone who was around here at the time of the shooting. they've released footage of a man who was near to olivia's house, saying he may have information which is important to the inquiry. tributes continue to be laid nearby. this afternoon olivia's mum, cheryl, who was injured in the shooting, spent time here privately, reading the messages. she's thanked the community for the support it's giving her as she copes with the loss of her little girl.
judith moritz, bbc news, liverpool. the head of one of the uk's largest energy suppliers has proposed a plan to help people struggling with their bills. stephen fitzpatrick, the founder of ovo energy, says power firms should be able to borrow from a state—backed fund to subsidise bills. he also called for the government to bring forward financial support so that struggling families get more help before christmas. the disasters emergency committee has launched an urgent appeal to help the millions of people affected by the flooding in pakistan, after exceptionally heavy monsoon rains this year. the government says it will match the first £5 million of public donations as part of a £15 million aid package. more than a thousand people have died, and around a million homes have been destroyed or damaged, with crops and livestock decimated.
our correspondent pumza fihlani reports from dadu in southern pakistan. finally on safe ground — but kareem is injured. it takes a group of people to carefully help her out of the boat. she's shaken and disoriented. translation: one of | the walls fell on my leg. i was stuck there and couldn't move for days. i've lost everything. i thought i was going to die. kareem is then treated by medics. officials say 80% of dadu is already under water, and it's spreading to more villages. people need saving and there isn't much time. the military, aid agencies, and villagers are all part of a frenzy to evacuate those stranded. wejoined them. just look at all this water. it's like being in the middle
of the ocean, exceptjust over there are people's houses, and there are many more in far—flung communities, and the water levels here in dadu are rising. and officials say around 250,000 people are at risk of drowning unless they can get them out to safety. after some time searching, we come across a village. tens climb on board, but not everyone can make the trip. some have left relatives behind. translation: i left everyone behind, but i'm worried, because i don't - know when the next boat will arrive and when i'll be able to return to them. but i have to go and find food for us, we are going hungry. on our way to dry land, we come across more people and pick them up. they've been in the water for hours. three boats had gone past them in a rush to get to other villages. for one of the men, help came too late. translation: our friend drowned 'ust
moments before you arrived. �* he slipped, and he was swept away. we couldn't save him. he's gone. in other parts of dadu, families who've lost their homes are sleeping on the roadside. some do not even have tents, let alone food. and it's all become too much. "our children are hungry," she says. "we're not getting any food, why is no—one helping us?" the water is coming from all sides — from the overflowing indus river and the mountains in the north, and in the middle of it all are people growing more desperate by the day. pumza fihlani, bbc news, dadu. the popular broadcaster and former bbc breakfast presenter bill turnbull has died of prostate cancer at the age of 66.
he began working at the bbc in the 1980s, but became best—known for his presenting partnership with sian williams on bbc breakfast, a programme he hosted for 15 years. in the years since his diagnosis, bill campaigned to raise awareness of the signs of prostate cancer, and acknowledged that he'd waited too long before going to see his gp. our correspondent graham satchell reports. thank you for letting me into your home in the morning, whether it's in the kitchen or in the living room, or, as i'm often told, the bedroom. bill turnbull�*s final show on bbc breakfast tv in 2016. breakfast�*s back as usual tomorrow from six. until then, have a great day, bye—bye. he became a much—loved fixture in people's homes. so, this is where it all started for me, up there on the top floor. in those windows there was the newsroom of radio clyde 261, the heartbeat of glasgow
and the west of scotland. bill was, at heart, always a reporter. his bbc career took him to the biggest stories, like the bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie in 1988. this may have been one of the shortest days of the calendar year, but for lockerbie, it's been the longest in its history. we met two children selling bread... his style — honest, straight—talking, down to earth. we've been here for about 20 minutes and people have made us feel very welcome, but there is also a sense that at any point something could go wrong. from tearaway toddlers... oh. — 0h, he's back. you're planting a seed of doubt in the electorate's mind. ..to prime ministers... no, not at all. even if it's explained away later. order has been restored. ..he was always ready with a quick one—liner. i was taking great interest in your isobars there. would you say they were tightly packed? they are quite tightly packed, yes. i said nice to see you and you said... nice to be seen by you, ma'am. today, former presenters
paid fond tribute. i'll remember 30 years of friendship and support and laughter. what you saw on the telly was how he was. kind, gentle, funny, clever. just a lovely bloke, really. bill became a star of shows like strictly... ..and children in need. i'm going to place that there. oh, that's so sweet. but it was while filming celebrity bake off for stand up to cancer that he revealed his own diagnosis. the doctor said, "it's fairly clear from this that you have advanced prostate cancer. " may the healing properties of your bees... again, bill was straightforward about the condition, clear with his advice. for heaven's sake, go and get yourself tested. if you catch it early, then that's much better than finding out too late. his openness had
a remarkable impact. the number of people getting treatment for prostate cancer went up by more than a third in a year. i don't think there are many people in this world who can change lives, save lives by what they say, and he did that, and i think that is an incredible legacy and i know there will be people who will be waking up tomorrow morning safe and well because of him and that's an incredibly generous thing to have done. helping thousands of other men remains perhaps bill's greatest legacy. the broadcaster, ourfriend and colleague bill turnbull, who died yesterday at the age of 66. bill spoke openly about the fact he wished he'd gone and been checked out before he did.
prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. one in eight will be diagnosed with it during their lives. our medical editor fergus walsh is here. fill out aches and pains in his legs and hips which he put down to old age but which turned out to be signs of his cancer spreading. every year around 52,000 men in the uk will be diagnosed with cancer of the prostate — a walnut—sized gland at the base of the bladder. more than three quarters will survive for at least a decade, but the trouble is too many men are being diagnosed once the cancer has spread. prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50. a family history of the disease is another risk factor. and there's a much higher incidence among black men. early prostate cancer doesn't usually have symptoms. but problems with peeing — needing to go more often, difficulty starting or stopping — can be a sign. pain in the back or hips,
or blood in the urine or semen are other warning signs. there's no single test for prostate cancer. physical exams, scans and biopsies are all used. you may be offered a blood test. high levels of the protein psa can indicate cancer, but it's not always reliable. a trial is under way in london, which i reported on in 2019, to see whether an mri scan and psa test can reveal which prostate cancers are growing aggressively and may spread. if successful, it could lead to a screening programme within five years. huw. fergus, many thanks once again for taking us through the factors. fergus walsh, our medical editor. the united nations has accused china of "serious human rights violations" in a long—awaited report into the abuse of uyghur muslims and other ethnic minorities.
the un investigators found what they called "credible evidence" of torture, mass sterilization, and deprivation of fundamental rights, which "may constitute crimes against humanity". china is accused of detaining more than one million uyghur muslims within xinjiang province, in what it calls re—education camps. it has rejected the un report as western propaganda. our correspondentjohn sudworth, whose reporting in china uncovered evidence of uyghur suffering, and led to his forced departure from the country, has compiled this report. if xinjiang is a place that bristles with watchtowers, barbed wire and heavy surveillance, and a total intolerance of outside scrutiny, including our attempts to document the facilities that china has long insisted are not prisons, but schools. if this really is all about education, then why the to
education, then why the effort to stop us getting close? now michelle bachelet, the outgoing un and human rights the outgoing un human rights commissioner who visited xinjiang in may has published her long—awaited report, and despite heavy pressure from china its conclusions are damning. the uyghurs, a distinct ethnic group that have long called xinjiang home, have, the report concludes been subject to large—scale arbitrary detentions. they've been rounded up and imprisoned with credible allegations of torture. in addition, coercive birth control measures have seen birth rates plummeting. actions that the un says may amount to crimes against humanity. ijust cannot i just cannot stop my tears when i was reading the report after midnight last night. it is one of relief but also the longing for the last five years to see some reaction
and a validation by the un. many of the un findings mirror our own reporting. in 2019 we travelled to turkey to speak to members of the uyghur diaspora whose loved ones back home had disappeared into camps or state—run orphanages. the un report urges china to provide these relatives with information. the following year we were invited into the camps for a highly controlled propaganda tour. but despite the displays of dancing uyghurs, we saw clear evidence of indoctrination and coercion. the un report makes clear these are not schools but prisons by any other name. we have also documented china's use of forced labour in xinjiang with a direct link between the camps, the factories and the cotton fields.
china shows journalists these exhibits which it says highlight the threat of terrorism in xinjiang but the un report finds that definition is now so broad almost any uyghur can be detained. it has been met with an angry response from beijing. translation: the with an angry response from bei'ing. must/mow:— translation: the so-called assessment _ translation: the so-called assessment is _ translation: the so-called assessment is orchestrated l translation: the so-called | assessment is orchestrated and manufactured by the us and western forces. it is misinformation which serves as a political tool for the us and the west to strategically use xinjiang to contain china. the re ort xinjiang to contain china. the report calls — xinjiang to contain china. the report calls for _ xinjiang to contain china. the report calls for china to investigate itself, surely wishful thinking. so too perhaps is the suggestion that global corporations examine their supply chains. these are important findings but the big question is, what next? john sudworth, bbc news. the rmt union has announced two more days of strike action this month. workers from network rail and 14
train operators will walk out on 15th and 17th september, as part of their dispute over pay and conditions. our transport correspondent katy austin is at king's cross station in london. what is the latest? if these both go ahead, members of the rmt union in roles ranging from train guards to signallers will have walked out on eight days within about three months, and the 15th of september also coincides with a large strike by train drivers in the aslef union at 12 operators, so it could potentially be the most disruptive strike day yet although it is far too early to say yet exactly what the timetables will look like. network rail and the organisation that represents the train companies say they really do want to give a pay rise, but they say with less money coming in than before covid, reforms need to be agreed so they can fund that. network rail say they also want the
rmt to put their latest offer to their members in a vote. but the rmt says this dispute is about pay, jobs and working conditions and they say there has been no breakthrough in talks so far. the rmt says it will continue to negotiate but has also warned that industrial action will continue for, it says, as long as it takes. . , �* , continue for, it says, as long as it takes. ., , ~ , ., , takes. katy austin with the latest at kina's takes. katy austin with the latest at king's cross — takes. katy austin with the latest at king's cross station. _ to the tennis now and serena williams is eking out the time before she retires after reaching the third round of the us open — saying she has nothing to lose. in the men's singles, dan evans and cameron norrie are through to the third round. the trademarked world that signals the serena show is getting another act. a departing great going toe to toe with the second seed. this felt like a final, not a second round. a thrilling tie—break went to williams.
they roared like she'd won. not seeing the twist, anett kontaveit was plotting. this was going the distance. she knew this could be it. so did they. she gave them vintage, she gave them valiant, and ultimately, she gave them victory. and there was another upset on the cards. british 20—year—old jack draper greeting the latest win in his meteoric rise with a wry smile, before the celebration became less muted when it sunk in he'd just beaten last year's semifinalist. over in the less glamorous surroundings of court 12, dan evans made a solid start to his second—round match and looked to cruising to victory, when, out of nowhere, the australianjames duckworth stole the third set. the brit buckled down and there was exhilaration in this celebration. what a way to finish it. evans passed the baton straight to his compatriot cameron norrie, who powered through the pressure from joao sousa to keep the scoreboard in his favour. two sets up, norrie was proving a pain in the neck for his
portuguese opponent. and with this victory there are four british men through to the third round here for the first time in more than 50 years. it is unheard of for doubles to open the night session on the arthur ashe stadium but that's happening tonight because serena and venus williams are playing together for the first time in four years, and potentially the last time. serena marches on in the last time. serena marches on in the singles of course, but there is speculation this could be the last time we see venus playing competitive tennis. she has remained tight—lipped on herfuture. laura, many thanks for the latest in flushing meadows in new york. the time is 10:29pm and louise has joined me in the studio with the weather. the sun has finally set on summer 2022 but has left quite a legacy. these are some of the headlines, england'sjoint warmest summer these are some of the headlines, england's joint warmest summer on record.
the driest as well since 1976 but it is this when i think it's quite interesting, we set the bar high at the beginning of the year, record record—breaking high temperature for new year's day, then each month this year has been warmer than average, and those records go back to 1884, so it's going to be quite a year, i suspect, before those final few months coming to fruition. let's look at what to expect. we have however at the moment got some showers around, can you believe it? from this little system some of them heavy and fund moving up from the channel coast as we speak so we continue to see a rash of showers over the next few hours and potentially through the night as well. quite a rash over the channel isles at the moment and they will push across the channel coast. elsewhere clearer skies and that will allow patchy mist and fog to form, white and autumnal flavour here. into the far north—west we are going to see cloud and rain