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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. nasa has had to postpone the launch of its new artemis moon rocket for the second time in a week. we'll bring you the latest from kennedy space center. we from kennedy space center. are going to stress th it we are going to stress this and test it and test that heat shield and make sure it is right before we put fore—macro humans up on the top of it. russia's main pipeline transporting gas to europe will stay shut. moscow blames maintenance problems. the funeral of the last leader of the soviet union, mikhail gorbachev, has taken place in moscow. the death of mikhail gorbachev really does mark the end of an extraordinary era in history, a rare period when russia was opening up to the world. and a warning of a rise
in water—borne diseases in pakistan, as the country struggles to cope with the aftermath of devastating monsoon floods. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. the american space agency has had to postpone the launch of its new artemis moon rocket for the second time in a week. lift—off for the most powerful rocket ever built was cancelled after a fuel leak was detected and technicians were unable to fix it. the artemis programme aims to return humans to the moon in 2025. our space correspondent jonathan amos has the latest from the kennedy space center. well, it has been another day, another disappointment. we arrived here at the kennedy space center very early, just before dawn, and they had to build a rocket first
of all with almost 3 million litres of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. and the oxygen went in the rocket very nicely indeed. it was the hydrogen that was the problem. they started to pump it and almost immediately they got an alarm, there was a leak. and they traced that to the base of the rocket. they tried all sorts of fixes, all sorts of solutions. one of the things they tried to do was just warm the rocket up a little bit, see if that would make a difference to the seal, but that didn't work. and, then, a few hours later, engineers had no choice, really, but to report to the launch director here, charlie blackwell thompson, that she should scrub for the day, as they call it. and of course the big question now is when can we go again? and that question was put to nasa administrator bill nelson. the mission management team is meeting this afternoon, they are going to look at it, they are going to see is there still a possibility now or are they going to have to rollback into the vehicle
assembly building? if they decide that is the case, then it will be an october launch, and october, i would say, although the window opens in early, i suspect it will be more like the middle because remember, the first week of october, we have got another crew, it is an international crew, two international participants on the crew of four that are going to the international space station. so, there are a number of constraints which they face when they want to come and launch, and one of the key ones facing this rocket now is its battery systems. there is what they call a flight termination system on this rocket, so if this rocket were to veer off course on launch, they would destroy it. there is an independent power system required to do that, it is battery—operated, and that battery system is kind of only guaranteed until the middle
of this coming week. so, if they don't take the monday or tuesday option that they have now or that comes and they have to postpone again, then they will have to rollback to the vehicle assembly building, and as you were hearing their front bill nelson, that will mean a delay of several weeks. the main pipeline bringing gas from russia to europe has remained shut after what was intended to be a three—day closure. russian state energy firm gazprom said it had found an oil leak in a turbine on nord stream 1, meaning it would be closed indefinitely. the pipeline was initially shut for what gazprom described as maintenance work. the extended closure is likely to put further pressure on gas prices — already it's feared that people across europe will not be able to afford the cost of heating this winter. will kennedy is executive editor for energy at bloomberg. he says this move will speed up the energy crisis in europe. it is worth saying that the pipeline was operating at vastly reduced levels already.
it can carry about a third of russia's usual gas supply to europe but it was operating at just 20% of what it should be. but that 20% was useful to fill up gas storage before winter and now that is not going to happen, so it is going to be harder to fill up our gas storage, it is going to raise the risk of energy shortages this winter, and it really sharpens the dilemma for european politicians as they plan for what could be a very difficult situation over the next few months. we have reduced gas consumption, and although it is worth saying that has come at the expense of closing many factories, high—energy factories like metal smelters and fertiliser plants which will have an impact on the european economy. and we have also managed to increase our imports of gas by tanker, especially from the united states. but it is likely, especially if it is cold this winter, there is still going to be a bit of a gap, and if it is very cold and we have that gap in demand with supply it is hard to see how
this is going to be filled with no gas coming through nord stream at all. aid agencies are warning of food shortages in pakistan, after the devastating floods washed away nearly half of the country's crops. around 1,200 people are known to have been killed, but unicef says many more children could die from the rapid spread of diseases such as cholera and malaria. orkee village in the southern area of lez—ela in balochistan was cut off from the rest of the country for more than 10 days. it's one of the least developed parts of the country. people there say they have largely been left to fend for themselves. our correspondent saher baloch reports from the region. one of the worst affected towns, i was told one of the villages was disconnected for the rest of the country for over ten days, with no network connections, no road links
or anything. as you know, balochistan was cut off from the rest of the country as bridges and roads were completely destroyed by the floods. we are told from the eastern side of balochistan, a lot of floodwater has come over here and completely disconnected the area. a lot of people had to climb on top of trees in order to protect themselves and their children. one man spent around 16 hours on top of a tree and he was basically rescued after 16 hours by one of his neighbours. most of the people here are disconnected but even then, if you see over on my left, you're right, a lot of these tents are given to them by religious organisations who have been doing a lot of work over here. in every town and district, people have said that the village organisations —— religious organisations have given them a lot of food and rescue, the evacuation process has to go through now because most of the people are still stuck in mother villages over here. i am told a lot of adults and
children are getting chest infections as well as skin infections, most of the people are coughing, there are no medical camps over here. when we reached here, or we could see where these ten camps situated over here with nobody from the government representing them. some of the townspeople told us that whatever relief and aid they got was taken away by their landlords, this is one of the claims we have heard so far and they are also worried that most of the relief that will come eventually will also go to their landlords and so there because demand right now is that whatever relief or aid comes to them, if it ever comes to them, should be given to them directly and up to their landlords right now. the funeral has taken place of mikhail gorbachev — the last president of the soviet union, who helped bring the cold war to a peaceful end. he died on tuesday at the age of 91. russian president vladimir putin did not attend due to — what he described as — constraints on his schedule. our russia editor steve rosenberg reports. in the columned hall
of moscow's house of unions, a last farewell to the man who changed the world. mikhail gorbachev had let the iron curtain crumble, he had ended the cold war but saw his own country, the soviet union, fall apart. there was a guard of honour but no state funeral — a sign that vladimir putin's kremlin has little interest in honouring mr gorbachev�*s legacy. president putin didn't even come today. many russians blame gorbachev for the collapse of their superpower. but out on the streets, muscovites, young and old, were queueing up to pay their respects. gorbachev had given many here their first taste of freedom and democracy. in today's russia, both those
things are under attack. these people came to gorbachev to say... ..to thank him, to say, "thank you, mr gorbachev. "you gave us a chance, and we lost this chance." the end of an era. we hear that phrase so often, its meaning has almost been diluted. but the death of mikhail gorbachev really does mark the end of an extraordinary era in history, a rare period when russia was opening up to the world, when people here were being given freedoms, and when east and west pledged to live together in peace. as mr gorbachev�*s coffin was carried from the building, a final round of applause... ..before his finaljourney. most soviet leaders were buried in red square, but for the last leader of the soviet union, his final resting place is this moscow cemetery.
mikhail gorbachev�*s wish was to be buried beside his wife, raisa. he loved power but he loved her more. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. i'm joined now by the former moscow correspondent for the times, michael binyon, who has met and interviewed mr gorbachev. thanks very much forjoining us. no state funeralfor the man thanks very much forjoining us. no state funeral for the man who won the nobel peace prize for his role in ending the cold war, what do you make of that? it is in ending the cold war, what do you make of that?— make of that? it is sad but inevitable, _ make of that? it is sad but inevitable, there _ make of that? it is sad but inevitable, there would - make of that? it is sad but i inevitable, there would have make of that? it is sad but - inevitable, there would have been such an obvious contrast between what mr gorbachev stood for and what russians think is now the new atmosphere, in other words, a return to pre—gorbachev repression and the lack of freedom and the fact that young russians don't now look forward to the kind of openness that gorbachev brought into the system.
it is complicated, though, what individual russians feel about mr gorbachev, isn't it? as steve rosenberg was reflecting on a place, a lot of them very angry with him for the reforms he brought in and what the implications of them were, what the implications of them were, what it ushered in. in terms of how his legacy, how is he in general viewed by russian people? well, i think a lot of _ viewed by russian people? well, i think a lot of people _ viewed by russian people? well, i think a lot of people who - viewed by russian people? well, i think a lot of people who were - viewed by russian people? well, i. think a lot of people who were young in mr gorbachev�*s heady early days will remember him with enormous affection and incitement because those were days when suddenly everything was changing, —— excitement. but other people, not middle classes are not the intellectuals, but ordinary russians, perhaps don't remember the excitement of that, all they remember is the fact that the cons —— shells were completely empty and there was nothing to eat and the communist system wasn't delivering at all and gorbachev wasn't doing much about it and providing what
ordinary people wanted so they don't remember him with much affection. a nationalist russians, and there are more and more of those, see him as a person who gave away the empire so they don't remember him with much affection either.— affection either. what you think he would feel about _ affection either. what you think he would feel about president - affection either. what you think he would feel about president putin i affection either. what you think he i would feel about president putin not going to his funeral? i would feel about president putin not going to his funeral?— going to his funeral? i think he would be a _ going to his funeral? i think he would be a bit _ going to his funeral? i think he would be a bit hurt, _ going to his funeral? i think he would be a bit hurt, not - going to his funeral? i think he - would be a bit hurt, not surprised, he had a fairly difficult relationship with putin. he was after all a sponsor of the only opposition paper which was closed down at the beginning of the ukraine war, and he had a very difficult relationship with putin in that he supported some of mr putin's more nationalist remarks, he did feel that the west had treated russia rather shabbily. that the west had treated russia rathershabbily. but that the west had treated russia rather shabbily. but i think he felt that putin was actually closing the door to the outside world and that he would not have liked. his interpreter _ he would not have liked. his interpreter who i think you know well said gorbachev was shocked and
bewildered by the ukraine conflict recently, he had said that. yes. bewildered by the ukraine conflict recently, he had said that.- recently, he had said that. yes, i am sure that _ recently, he had said that. yes, i am sure that is _ recently, he had said that. yes, i am sure that is true, _ recently, he had said that. yes, i am sure that is true, and - recently, he had said that. yes, i am sure that is true, and his - am sure that is true, and his interpreter had been with him all his working life, really, well, particularly since he became party secretary. very smart guy who was really head of the arms control section in the foreign ministry and therefore an invaluable interpreter and aid during gorbachev�*s summit meetings when arms control was usually the main subject with reagan, but he also understood what gorbachev was trying to do, and he remained there at the gorbachev foundation which was set up to promote democracy. well, it didn't have much effect, i'm afraid. what have much effect, i'm afraid. what was he like. _ have much effect, i'm afraid. what was he like, as _ have much effect, i'm afraid. what was he like, as a _ have much effect, i'm afraid. what was he like, as a person, - have much effect, i'm afraid. what was he like, as a person, mr- was he like, as a person, mr gorbachev? i was he like, as a person, mr gorbachev?— was he like, as a person, mr gorbachev? ., , ~ , , gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim — gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim i— gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim i really _ gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim i really knew _ gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim i really knew him, - gorbachev? i only knew him briefly, i can't claim i really knew him, i - i can't claim i really knew him, i had an interview with him, it was very good, he was interesting to without the environment, he sponsored a foundation called the green cross in geneva which was
attempting to do for the environment what the red cross did for humanity, and for prisoners of war, but he didn't really want to talk much about his time in office. i left after trash i met him after he left office. i also went to his birthday party in the albert hall and it was quite a spectacle, his 80th birthday, and he had it there because he knew nobody would come if he held it in moscow, and it was tremendous, there were tributes from all sorts of statesmen, there were orchestral movements, song and dance, but he had a big reception, privately, beforehand, and i queued up privately, beforehand, and i queued up with a colleague to go and meet him and his interpreter, when he saw me approaching, i mean, i knew the interpreter, he whispered in gorbachev�*s here, we know him, and immediately he had a broad smile on his face, he opened his arms and a great pair hug and i am quite sure he didn't remember me at all. you not a nice he didn't remember me at all. you got a nice hug _ he didn't remember me at all. you got a nice hug out _ he didn't remember me at all. you got a nice hug out of it. i -
he didn't remember me at all. you got a nice hug out of it. i did, - got a nice hug out of it. i did, es. got a nice hug out of it. i did, yes- thank — got a nice hug out of it. i did, yes. thank you _ got a nice hug out of it. i did, yes. thank you very - got a nice hug out of it. i did, yes. thank you very much - got a nice hug out of it. i did, yes. thank you very much forj got a nice hug out of it. i did, - yes. thank you very much forjoining yes. thank you very much for “oining us. the headlines on bbc news... nasa calls off its second attempt to launch its most powerful rocket, artemis i, to the moon — five days after technical problems scuppered the first. moscow blames maintenance problems forfailing to resume the main pipeline that transports gas from russia to europe after a three day closure. mourners have paid their respects to the last soviet leader, mikhail gorbachev, who was buried in moscow, this afternoon. hello, we're starting with football and it's been a busy day in the english premier league with eight games. manchester city missed out on going top — held to a 1—all draw with aston villa. erling haaland opening the scoring for city and then leon bailey
securing a point that takes aston villa out of the relegation zone. an out of sorts liverpool were held to a 0—0 draw by city rivals everton with an outstanding performance from goalkeeperjordan pickford. there were wins for tottenham and chelsea. england have qualified for the 2023 women's world cup with a 2—0 victory away to austria. eight—time world cup winners — germany have also guaranteed their place in next year's tournament by beating turkey 3—0. england boss sarina wiegman was pleased to see the lionesses perfoming at their best after a break since becoming european champions in july. again, a hard game, but coming out of the euros, not having that much rest, some of the players were in the champions league, other players didn't play many minutes, i think austria had the same problem a little bit, buti austria had the same problem a little bit, but i think after all
that, i am very proud of the team that, i am very proud of the team that we came out like this and we just won the game. look so easy but i think it was hard. max verstappen delighted his fans to claim pole for his home race — the dutch grand prix, for the second year in a row. sergio perez crashed his red bull on the final corner leaving britain's lewis hamilton unable to improve on fourth on the grid. i'm really happy that the car finally felt alive this weekend. to be going through 01 and q2 behind red bull was a great feeling and it gave me a lot of feet —— hopes that i could fight for the front row but obviously the yellow flag at the end was a bit unfortunate but that is motor racing. and it looks like serena williams has played her last professional tennis match of an astonishing career. she's widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. but her legacy isn't just about her tennis, her impact is felt far away from the court too. joe wilson takes a look at herjourney.
in1999, in 1999, ten unchanged, a teenager called serena won the us open. serena got there before her elder sister venus and she never stopped surprising the world. injanuary 2003, serena pete venus in the final of the us open and then she held all that major titles after four consecutive grand slam victories, the serena slam. wimbledon, 2016, seventh singles title bar. this court definitely _ seventh singles title bar. this court definitely feels - seventh singles title bar. ti 3 court definitely feels like home, i love playing out here on centre court, especially with my sister who has inspired me to be who i am. her career adds— has inspired me to be who i am. her career adds up to 23 grand slam victories but it is far more than that. serena and venus became black stars of a sport dominated by white competitors, overcoming barriers of
prejudice, wealth, and expectation were part of their everyday experience, and as serena explored the potential of her fame, experience, and as serena explored the potential of herfame, she experience, and as serena explored the potential of her fame, she was competing in eight man's world. at times in her career, the only woman to appear in the list of the top 100 best paid sport stars of the world was serena williams. she returned to tennis in 2018 as a mother. a medical emergency in childbirth pushed into new realms of determination and recovery. one more grand slam singles title did not come but her legacy is certain, serena williams changed both the execution and the perception of her sport for good. joe wilson, bbc news. that's all the sport for now. the international atomic energy agency says ukraine's zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has again lost connection to its last remaining external power line.
the head of the agency has said that military activity has violated the physical integrity of the plant several times. zaporizhzhia, in southern ukraine, is europe's largest nuclear plant. it was occupied by russia soon after it invaded ukraine in february — there's been heavy fighting close by and the plant has been rocked by shelling. six members of the iaea team remain at the plant and have carried out a second day of inspections. our security correspondent frank gardner is in zaporizhzhia and told us more about the comment by the iaea that the plant's physical intergity has been violated several times. well, what it means is that it's taken incoming shell and mortar and artillery fire. nobody knows exactly for certain. by whom? the russians say it wasn't them, it was the ukrainians. the ukrainians say vice versa. but that incoming fire has affected potentially it can affect the electricity power line. so there was an interruption to the power supply. previously backup generators kicked in. but the power supply is the key here because it's not just the physical danger from shells coming in. and remember that this is a power plant right in the middle of a war zone.
it's the threat to the power supply that keeps the reactors cool. interrupt that for long period of time and there is the risk of overheating and the accidental release of radiation. so i'm speaking to you now from just outside a medical facility on the edge of zapper in southern town in southern ukraine. and they're going to be handing out potassium iodide tablets here as a precaution to the population against any radiation poisoning. nobody�*s suggesting it's about to happen. it's a precaution. you take it for 2h hours and it helps protect the thyroid gland from radiation poisoning. the fact that the monitors are in there now essentially acts as the eyes and ears of the world, of the international community on what is going on inside that nuclear facility. because up until now, nobody has known for certain the ukrainian technicians have been keeping it going. the russian military are in control, but nobody�*s been getting a really clear idea of it. that's changed in the last 48 hours.
that's a plus. but it's not a guarantee against future attacks because as i say, it's the middle of a war zone. and rafael grossi, the director general of the international atomic energy agency, is quite sanguine about this. he's saying, look great, that we've got them in there, but there is no there is still the possibility of future violations, of physical violations. in other words, attacks, shells coming in. really, a nuclear plant is not the place to be firing mortars and rockets and artillery. this plant is relatively well protected. it's much more modern than the chernobyl one that blew up in 1986. it's got protective shields around the reactors. but the biggest threat is really the interruption of the electricity supply. and ukraine has been accusing russia of doing what it calls nuclear blackmail, of worrying the world and the west in particular, that there is a risk that there could be a huge, great, big accident. nobody�*s talking about a mushroom
cloud of an explosion, but the accidental release of radiation. let's take a look at some other top stories today. an estimated 70,000 people have been taking part in anti—government demonstrations in the czech capital prague amid soaring energy prices. protesters, from the political left and right, demanded the resignation of the centre—right coalition, accusing it of paying more attention to ukraine than its own citizens. organisers say prague should be militarily neutral in the conflict. meanwhile ukraine's first lady has appealed to british consumers worried about rising energy bills, to remember the casualties her country is suffering. olena zelenska told the bbc "when you start counting pennies, we do the same with our casualties". the us senator lindsey graham has told the bbc that the current fbi investigation into classified
documents found at donald trump's mar—a—lago home, last month is just another "effort to go after the former president." he's been speaking to hardtalk�*s stephen sackur. his home was raided by the fbi, he is a likely nominee, and there is suspicion in the air on the conservative side this is an effort to continue to go after donald trump, no matter how you do it is justified if you are trying to get him. what i think is going to happen is that the biden speech will confirm his fears, most americans have problems with trump, and 70% of the country think we are going on the country think we are going on the run direction on major issues and that will decide 2022. mr trump, who is being investigated over his handling of classified records, denies any wrongdoing. you can watch the full hard talk programme on the news channel and on bbc world news on sunday.
the actress jane fonda has revealed she has been diagnosed with cancer and is having chemotherapy. the 84—year—old hollywood legend said she had a very treatable form of lymphoma, and would not let the illness interfere with her climate activism. you can reach me on twitter. i'm @lucyegrey. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. hello, it is a mixed forecast this weekend, warm sunshine for some, heavy rain for others and the heaviest of the rain through saturday has been mostly across the western side of the uk, tied in with us frontal system but we have seen every shower is working eastwards. it is all tied in with this area of low pressure, slow moving staying with us through the weekend and into
next week and the isobars come closer together so we will seem stronger winds developing, particularly for irish sea coast. tonight, heavy rain clears from northern ireland and continues across scotland pushing north and east was, drier with clearer skies across northern scotland and the northern isles. heavy rain into south—west england and wales and northern ireland, elsewhere clearer skies, temperatures not much lower than 16 or 17 celsius along coastal areas and for many, 13 or 1a is the other night low. heavy rain on sunday morning and again that will push north and eastwards across scotland. heavy rain clearing across wales and south—west england but it will return through the afternoon and actually a much better day across northern ireland and for east anglia and south—east england, not much rain if any through the daylight hours with good spells of sunshine but notice the strength of the winds, pedigree for the irish sea codes where it could touch 35,
40 sea codes where it could touch 35, a0 miles an hour. still some heavy rain through sunday evening across south—west england and into wales and that rain will start to nudge into the northern isles as well. we keep this area of low pressure as we go into the new working week, notice the squeeze on the isobars, still gusty winds for many coasts, heavy rain through monday across northern england into scotland, it will start to pull away through the day, sunshine developing behind but some sharp showers and more frequent showers beginning to move into parts of south—west england and wales towards the end of the day. in the sunshine it will feel warm, temperatures in the low to mid 20 celsius, and unsettled week ahead, showers or longer spells of rain for many of us, welcome where we need it most, and temperature starting to ease down towards the end of the week.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... nasa calls off its second attempt to launch its most powerful rocket, artemis 1, to the moon, five days after technical problems scuppered the first. moscow blames maintenance problems forfailing to resume the main pipeline that transports gas from russia to europe after a three—day closure. mourners have paid their respects to the last soviet leader, mikhail gorbachev, who was buried in moscow, this afternoon. now on bbc news, we look back at borisjohnson's time in no 10, from brexit to the coronavirus pandemic, partygate and the russian invasion of ukraine. a warning this programme contains flashing images. six weeks ago, typhoon fighterjet
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