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this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. ten people are believed to have been killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in the us city of buffalo. the 18—year—old suspect, who was allegedly shouting racial slurs, has been taken into custody. he took his gun, he put it down. he did put something on his feet. he took his vest off, and then he got on his hands and knees and got on his back, and then they arrested him. we are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated, violent extremism. the mayor of kharkiv tells the bbc russian troops have withdrawn from his city, which has been under constant bombardment since the invasion began.
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us pro—choice supporters protest across the country, ahead of a supreme court decision that is expected to overturn the country's long—established right to abortion. also coming up on the programme... 439 a39 points. ukraine gets the votes at the eurovision song contest 2022. hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. we start with breaking news from new york state — at least ten people have been killed in a shooting at a supermarket in buffalo. the fbi said they were
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investigating the incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. an 18—year—old man has been arrested at the scene. he's not been officially named. police say the suspect entered the busy supermarket before opening fire while using a camera to live—stream the attack online. police who arrived first at the incident described the scenes in the supermarket car park and inside the store as like walking onto a horror movie. an eyewitness at the scene described the moment he saw the gunman being arrested. after he came out, he had an army suit on, brown boots, sunglasses on, he had a hat on, he had a machine gun or something with a strap on it. he took the machine gun with the strap and put it to his chin. he put the gun down on a
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strap, and then he took the gun, he put it down, he did put something on his feet, he took his vest off, and then got on his vest off, and then got on his hand his knees —— and needs and back, and then they arrested him. in the last hour, officials in buffalo held a press conference. at approximately 2:30pm today, an individual not from this area — an individual not from this area from hours away, drove to buffalo — area from hours away, drove to buffalo. he exited his vehicle, he was — buffalo. he exited his vehicle, he was very heavily armed, he had tactical gear and a tactical helmet on. he had a camera _ tactical helmet on. he had a camera that he was live streaming what he was doing. he exited _ streaming what he was doing. he exited his— streaming what he was doing. he exited his car and engaged four individuals, shot four people individuals, shot four people in the — individuals, shot four people in the lot. three of those were deceased. _ in the lot. three of those were deceased, one at this time is surviving _ deceased, one at this time is surviving the injury. the individual went inside, an
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18—year—old white male, and engaged _ 18—year—old white male, and engaged customers inside the store — engaged customers inside the store. one of the individuals inside — store. one of the individuals inside the store is the security guard, a beloved guard, _ security guard, a beloved guard, a _ security guard, a beloved guard, a retired officer, a hero— guard, a retired officer, a hero in— guard, a retired officer, a hero in our eyes. the subset —— the _ hero in our eyes. the subset —— the suspect— hero in our eyes. the subset —— the suspect fired multiple shots _ the suspect fired multiple shots. that bullet had no round _ shots. that bullet had no round. the subs to engaged are a retired — round. the subs to engaged are a retired officer and was a shot— a retired officer and was a shot at— a retired officer and was a shot at the scene. he continued to work— shot at the scene. he continued to work his _ shot at the scene. he continued to work his way through the store — to work his way through the store. ultimately, he worked his way— store. ultimately, he worked his way back towards the front of the — his way back towards the front of the store. buffalo police immediately responded and engaged the suspect. at that point, — engaged the suspect. at that point, the suspect put the gun to his — point, the suspect put the gun to his own— point, the suspect put the gun to his own net, police personnel, two patrol officers tatked — personnel, two patrol officers talked him into dropping the gun — talked him into dropping the gun he _ talked him into dropping the gun. he took off some of his gear, — gun. he took off some of his gear, surrendered at that point, _ gear, surrendered at that point, and was led outside. a total— point, and was led outside. a total of— point, and was led outside. a total of 13 _ point, and was led outside. a total of 13 people were shot
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today, _ total of 13 people were shot today, ten deceased at the scene _ today, ten deceased at the scene and three sustained non—life—threatening injuries. we are investigating this incident _ we are investigating this incident as— we are investigating this incident as both - we are investigating this incident as both a - we are investigating this incident as both a hate l we are investigating this - incident as both a hate crime and — incident as both a hate crime and a — incident as both a hate crime and a case _ incident as both a hate crime and a case of— incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially - and a case of racially motivated _ and a case of racially motivated violent . and a case of racially - motivated violent extremism. hate — motivated violent extremism. hate crimes _ motivated violent extremism. hate crimes fall— motivated violent extremism. hate crimes fall within - motivated violent extremism. hate crimes fall within the - hate crimes fall within the fbi's— hate crimes fall within the fbi's criminal— hate crimes fall within the | fbi's criminal investigative division _ fbi's criminal investigative division and _ fbi's criminal investigative division and racially - fbi's criminal investigative . division and racially motivated violent— division and racially motivated violent extremism _ division and racially motivated violent extremism cases - division and racially motivated violent extremism cases fall. violent extremism cases fall within— violent extremism cases fall within the _ violent extremism cases fall within the fbi's _ within the fbi's. counterterrorism within the fbi's - counterterrorism division within— counterterrorism division within our— counterterrorism division within our domestic- counterterrorism division - within our domestic terrorism section~ — within our domestic terrorism section the _ within our domestic terrorism section. the fbi _ within our domestic terrorism section. the fbi is— within our domestic terrorism section. the fbi is providing i section. the fbi is providing all necessary— section. the fbi is providing all necessary resources, - section. the fbi is providingl all necessary resources, both locally — all necessary resources, both locally and _ all necessary resources, both locally and nationally, - all necessary resources, both locally and nationally, to - locally and nationally, to investigate _ locally and nationally, to investigate this- locally and nationally, to investigate this matter. i locally and nationally, to i investigate this matter. we will not _ investigate this matter. we will not stop _ investigate this matter. we will not stop until - investigate this matter. we will not stop until every - investigate this matter. wel will not stop until every lead is investigated, _ will not stop until every lead is investigated, every- will not stop until every lead is investigated, every piecel will not stop until every lead i is investigated, every piece of evidence _ is investigated, every piece of evidence is— is investigated, every piece of evidence is analysed - is investigated, every piece of evidence is analysed and - is investigated, every piece of evidence is analysed and untilj evidence is analysed and until we understand _ evidence is analysed and until we understand how— evidence is analysed and until we understand how and - evidence is analysed and until we understand how and why. evidence is analysed and until. we understand how and why this horrible — we understand how and why this horrible tragedy— we understand how and why this horrible tragedy and _ we understand how and why this horrible tragedy and crime - horrible tragedy and crime occurred _ as we've all said, this is the
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city of good neighbours. we are a loving community. we are prayerful that this will not exacerbate racial tensions. we can't let an evil person divide this community and an evil person divide our country. can i person divide our country. can i address _ person divide our country. can i address that? _ person divide our country. can i address that? what i'm hopeful— i address that? what i'm hopeful for is that this incident will bring us together, because as stated, this could have been anyone of us or— this could have been anyone of us or anyone of our loved ones. we shop — us or anyone of our loved ones. we shop on _ us or anyone of our loved ones. we shop on saturday, we go to supermarkets, we take care of our families, we go to work. and — our families, we go to work. and if— our families, we go to work. and if this _ our families, we go to work. and if this should bring us together and not tear us apart, and that's— together and not tear us apart, and that's what i'm hoping as we go — and that's what i'm hoping as we go through the process of justice. — we go through the process of justice, that we all band together to let the world know — because i'm getting texts from — — because i'm getting texts from friends in other countries about— from friends in other countries about this _ from friends in other countries about this incident — and we need — about this incident — and we need to— about this incident — and we need to let the world know who buffalo — need to let the world know who buffalo is, who the people of buffalobuffalo is, who the people of buffalo are and what we're going _ buffalo are and what we're going to do for our community and other— going to do for our community and other communities in this great —
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and other communities in this great nation to make sure this type _ great nation to make sure this type of— great nation to make sure this type of crime is stopped. that was a press — type of crime is stopped. that was a press conference - type of crime is stopped. trust was a press conference held by officials in new york state. just to remind you of our breaking news, at least ten people have been killed at a supermarket in buffalo. it's been described as a racially motivated violent extremist attack. let's get the latest now from angela preston, who's a reporter with wbfo. thank you for taking the time out to speak to the bbc. are you hearing any more details beyond what we've already heard from officials in the last hour? . ~ from officials in the last hour? ., ~' , ., , from officials in the last hour? ., ,, , . ., hour? thank you, chris. what we're hearing _ hour? thank you, chris. what we're hearing so _ hour? thank you, chris. what we're hearing so far _ hour? thank you, chris. what we're hearing so far from - hour? thank you, chris. what we're hearing so far from the | we're hearing so far from the press conference that was just had is that 13 people have been shot, four were employees of the supermarket, the rest were customers. two of those victims were white, and the rest were black. the shooter is not from
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the area. we have found out that he's from rome county, about a three hour 26 minute drive from buffalo. he's right outside... we hear that the governor and attorney general are in group to buffalo —— en route to buffalo right now. this was a racially motivated attack. the county sheriffjohn garcia said that at the press conference, saying this was racially motivated and it was a hate crime, and that's pretty much what we know so far. there have been reports that there is a manifesto from the shooter online, but when asked at the press conference earlier, the district attorneyjohn flynn would not confirm or deny that, and the suspect is going to be arraigned tonight at buffalo
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city court. no media will be allowed, but he will be arraigned tonight in city court. �* , arraigned tonight in city court. �*, ., , , court. let's remind ourselves the suspect _ court. let's remind ourselves the suspect is _ court. let's remind ourselves the suspect is a _ court. let's remind ourselves the suspect is a teenager. . court. let's remind ourselves l the suspect is a teenager. yes. he's not from _ the suspect is a teenager. yes. he's not from the _ the suspect is a teenager. yes. he's not from the area. - the suspect is a teenager. yes. he's not from the area. the - he's not from the area. the hashtags on social media in the last hour have swung very quickly from ukraine and the eurovision song contest to racism in america. america doesn'tjust have a shooting problem, this highlight a racial problem. one presumed she's talking about all communities, but how likely is that when america is facing yet again global criticism for attacks like this?- again global criticism for attacks like this? see, the shooter is _ attacks like this? see, the shooter is an _ attacks like this? see, the shooter is an 18-year-oldl attacks like this? see, the - shooter is an 18-year-old white shooter is an 18—year—old white male, as you said, and not from the area. that's the thing, gun violence is something that is
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more prevalent than we've seen in america versus other countries. if you look at the statistics, the mayor of buffalo did say that he can't let evil person divide this community or our country, so that community, the east side of buffalo, where that supermarket is, it is a tight—knit community and it is predominantly black. when the reports were going out that there was a mass shooter and that he was white, the first thing that a lot of people think about was this has to be racially motivated, because this community is predominantly black and the shooter is white, but we didn't have those confirmed reports before that. but it is confirmed that it was racially motivated and there are reports of the manifesto thatis are reports of the manifesto
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that is circulating online with the shooter's intentions to do damage and to kill people of colour, particularly so. and colour, particularly so. and our colour, particularly so. and your experience _ colour, particularly so. and your experience as - colour, particularly so. and your experience as a - colour, particularly so. and your experience as a journalist in america, when their incidence is like this, as well as finding out who is responsible —— when there are incidences, do they investigate how they came to have a gun in the first place? there's always talk about more gun control in america, but very little seems to happen, certainly from where we sit in the rest of the world. i we sit in the rest of the world. ~ . world. i think that the gun control and _ world. i think that the gun control and gun _ world. i think that the gun control and gun control. world. i think that the gun i control and gun control laws, world. i think that the gun - control and gun control laws, i think that is obviously a contentious subject in america, with screening, who should have a gun, should mental illness be a gun, should mental illness be a factor, should people be screened for mental illness
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prior to purchasing firearms? who should even have a firearm? i think that these things will continue to be contentious issues in our senate, and in our chronographs. about who can carry, was this gun even legal —— in our congress. did this 18—year—old shooter, was this gun his parents�* gun? did he purchase it illegally? these are questions that we need to find answers to still.— find answers to still. indeed. anaela, find answers to still. indeed. angela. many _ find answers to still. indeed. angela, many thanks - find answers to still. indeed. angela, many thanks for - find answers to still. indeed. i angela, many thanks for taking the time out to inform us about what you found out. just to remind our viewers, ten people have been killed in the shooting in the supermarket in buffalo. we will keep you updated. the mayor of ukraine's second largest city — kharkiv, has told the bbc that russian forces have withdrawn from the city area and are heading
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for the russian border. ihor terekhov said shelling had stopped, and that residents were gradually returning. kharkiv, in the north—east of the country, has been heavily bombarded since the start of the invasion, with hundreds of civilians killed. this evening, president zelensky has said the situation in the eastern donbas region remained very difficult. our correspondent laura bicker sent this report from dnipro. yesterday, these smouldering ruins were a home. russian bombs blasted the bricks and mortar, but they've not broken the spirit of this woman. translation: we were standing here as everything exploded. - "my sunshine, you're alive!" her neighbours were relieved to find each other. the russians have now left here, retreated back to near the border. the battle for kharkiv and its surrounding villages has been won — for now.
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russia's withdrawal from kharkiv marks a breaking point, according to the head of military intelligence in ukraine. what he means is that forces can be sent east to the donbas and south towards the besieged port of mariupol, areas that have seen the most intense fighting. just south of dnipro, ukrainian forces test out new grenade launchers... ..weapons supplied from european allies. russian troops are not farfrom here. the ukrainians hope they can push them back and replicate the success of kharkiv. but even with new weapons, a quick victory is far from assured. both sides agree on just one thing — this conflict will continue. translation: today, | nobody can predict how long this war will last, but we're doing everything in order to free our land as soon as possible. this is our priority, every day to work towards making the war shorter. however, it doesn't depend only on our people, unfortunately.
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translation: the collective | west has declared total hybrid war on us, and it's hard to predict how long this will last, but it's clear- the consequences will be felt by everyone, without exception. the ukrainians hold onto every hope the battered city of mariupol has still not completely fallen, despite taking the most intense battering of this war. encircled and under constant bombardment, a small fighting force battles on. russia is still trying to show its strength and issued its own propaganda of troops on the offensive, but there's no doubt the loss of kharkiv will be a major blow to the kremlin. and both sides are now digging in for what could be a long and protracted struggle. laura bicker, bbc news, dnipro.
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abortion rights supporters are protesting in cities across the united states against a probable supreme court decision to overturn the roe v wade case that legalised abortion nationwide. large rallies have taken place in houston, new york, washington, los angeles and chicago. last week, an unpublished draft draft ruling on abortion rights was leaked, suggesting the court will overturn the 1973 decision. on friday, us senate democrats failed to pass a bill to make the right to abortion a federal law. carol tobias is president of the national right to life committee and told us that the current situation is dividing opinion right across america. i know people are upset but i think what most people don't understand, quite frankly, is if the supreme court does overturn roe v wade, abortion will not be illegal across the country, we will have states that protect unborn children and we will have some states that don't, and we will have some states in the middle that
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will go back and forth. personally, i think abortion should be only allowed if the mothers are in danger. they are alive and growing and should be protected so that would be my position, but this is something that will be decided state—by—state, by elected officials, elected by the people, so this is, i believe going to be a way to work it out, democratically. like i said, some states will protect all unborn children and some will say that they will be no protection through all nine months of pregnancy, so we will have a patchwork of laws throughout the country. if the republicans are in control, i think some will be passed, but we need to get a signature from president biden and i know he will not be cooperative because he supports abortion for any reason. we also have a problem in the senate and at
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the filibuster is still there which means we need 60 votes to pass any major legislation, and i doubt that is going to happen any time soon, so there will be some things that will take a while to work out at the federal and state levels, but at least we have the opportunity to try. for almost 50 years, the courts have allowed very few limits on abortion and i think, you know, the american public is deeply divided so i think it will be a good chance for everybody to talk and find out where we are and see what we can, what consensus we can come to in the state. the headlines. ten people are believed to have been killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in the us city of buffalo. the suspect, who was allegedly shouting racial slurs, has been taken into custody.
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the mayor of ukraine's second—largest city has told the bbc russian troops have withdrawn from his city — which has been under constant bombardment within the past few minutes ukraine have won the eurovision song contest in turin in italy — their entry stefania was sung in ukrainian. the uk ended their disappointing run of results with sam ryder coming second which is the first time that the uk has placed in the top three at the contest in 20 years. pauljordan is known as doctor eurovision and he has been following it and going to eurovision for more than 20 years, he joins us from a viewing party in northampton. looking very pleased, john. the uk did incredibly well tonight, and the song is truly popular. the spirit among not all members and seemed to be to support ukraine in any way they could. ,., .,
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could. good evening. absolutely. - could. good evening. absolutely. i- could. good evening. absolutely. ithink. could. good evening. | absolutely. ithink it's could. good evening. - absolutely. i think it's been a fantastic event. it's very important ukraine took part tonight, and it's important that... i apologise. tonight, and it's important that... iapologise. it tonight, and it's important that... i apologise. it looks like a very— that... i apologise. it looks like a very quiet _ that... i apologise. it looks like a very quiet party! - like a very quiet party! laughter you with in the manikin. on the last person _ you with in the manikin. on the last person standing _ you with in the manikin. on the last person standing here. - you with in the manikin. on the last person standing here. it. last person standing here. it was a magnificent night, a joyous occasion. wonderful to have eurovision —— eurovision back. very much an experiment last year when it came back. ukraine won, not the jury vote, the uk won the jury vote. ukraine did well with the public. but so did the uk. sam writer was wonderful. he
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claimed it well —— sam ryder. 0verall, what a joyous event. we are lucky to have this in europe. it we are lucky to have this in euroe. , �* , ., we are lucky to have this in euroe. ,�* , ., europe. it isn't 'ust a song contest. h europe. it isn't 'ust a song contest, it's _ europe. it isn'tjust a song contest, it's the _ europe. it isn'tjust a song contest, it's the coming i contest, it's the coming together of countries, and that's why wonderful things like tonight happened, but it does get political. sometimes. but so does — does get political. sometimes. but so does the _ does get political. sometimes. but so does the world - does get political. sometimes. but so does the world cup, - does get political. sometimes. but so does the world cup, so| but so does the world cup, so did the olympics. these things happen. as we saw tonight, countries vote for others despite politics. the uk didn't do badly, we were rewarded for it. it's not —— about politics. everyone loves pain. i don't think we need to worry too much about politics —— everyone loves spain. it's more humanitarian. it's the least
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you could do.— humanitarian. it's the least ou could do. ., ,, ., you could do. can ukraine host? the winters _ you could do. can ukraine host? the winters to _ you could do. can ukraine host? the winters to host _ you could do. can ukraine host? the winters to host the - you could do. can ukraine host? the winters to host the next - the winters to host the next eurovision. the uk might be able to step in, so both of the top will be together. what was your proudest moment during eurovision tonight as he watched it with your manikin? laughter i think seeing the uk get the jury i think seeing the uk get the jury vote was amazing. he did really well tonight. i think also, having that sense of camaraderie. i studied also, having that sense of camaraderie. istudied in ukraine, so i felt seen on current —— seeing them win, i think we are very lucky to have this event. it's very, very special and we shouldn't take it for granted.— it for granted. i've reported from eurovision _ it for granted. i've reported from eurovision and - it for granted. i've reported from eurovision and i - it for granted. i've reported i from eurovision and i watched bits tonight. there was a real atmosphere of coming together.
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at a very volatile time. paul, it was great talking to you, have a good night's sleep. thank you, take care. just... we were _ thank you, take care. just... we were going _ thank you, take care. just... we were going to _ thank you, take care. just... we were going to tell - thank you, take care. just... we were going to tell you i thank you, take care. just... i we were going to tell you about the results of the fa cup because liverpool have won 6—5. after it was a scoreless game. very nail—biting for the fan. the result means liverpool are a step closer to winning the quadruple, as they hope to add the english premier league and the european champions league titles in the next few weeks. nesta mcgregor reports from wembley. another event this weekend where you represented by waving yourflag — although, in the fa cup, it's not a case of more point to prove — an occasion where even brotherly love is put on hold. as liverpool chased an english football record of four
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trophies in a season, chelsea were trying to avoid three fa cup final defeats in a row. liverpool started freshest and fastest, but luis diaz's finish didn't match his clever run. 30 minutes in, the reds were forced into a substitution, and and it was a key player — top scorer mo salah. a goalless first half and, after the break, chelsea settled. they came closest to getting on the scoresheet when, from a free kick, marcus alonzo grazed the post. as full—time lead, one final chance. again, so close. so, that meant extra time and a chance for extra words of encouragement between players and from fans. when either team failed to score, penalties would decide the winner. so, when mason mount missed, a successful liverpool spot kick would win it. commentator: liverpool's hero!
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i think it was the toughest ganie _ i think it was the toughest game. but i respect it. it's normat— game. but i respect it. it's normal because it's final. we have two more to go. we'll see. liverpool have the fa cup! cheering. the second trip to wembley and second time they have lifted a trophy here. the quest for the quadruple in one season lives on. from wembley, nesta mcgregor, bbc news. a reminder of our breaking news this hour from new york state. at least 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a supermarket in buffalo. the fbi said they were investigating the incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. an 18—year—old man has been arrested at the scene — he's not been officially named.
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that's the latest from bbc news. thanks for watching. hello there. hasn't it been a glorious start to the weekend? hardly a cloud in the sky for many. lots of warm, spring sunshine but it was london that recorded the highest temperature, just shy of the warmest day so far with 23.5 celsius. but i do need to draw your attention to this little feature running up through the south—west as we speak, and it's going to continue to bring some sharp, possibly thundery downpours during the early hours of sunday morning. so, becoming more heavy and widespread to central and southern england towards dawn, and yes, that means some welcome rain potentially for the gardens. but not all of us will see those showers, but some of them could be quite potent. they will be running up through east anglia by
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the middle part of the morning and all the showers drifting steadily northwards. that means we should see an improving picture across england and wales into the afternoon with sunshine and warmth returning and highs of 23 degrees. not a bad afternoon in western scotland if you dodge the showers and keep the sun as well. sunday night and into monday morning, showers and longer spells of rain merging together as this front enhances precipitation. we will see some wet weather drifting its way steadily northwards to begin with during monday morning, and that means a tricky story to tell across northern ireland, northern england and scotland by the middle of monday afternoon. once again, an improving picture across england and wales after the early morning rain eases away, temperatures will recover. again, we could see 23 celsius. another area of low pressure pushing in from the west, but as it bumps into the high sitting across europe, it looks likely that most of the rain will stay out into western areas, and ahead of it, it's really going to throw up some warm and humid air, so there's the potential on tuesday
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for some of us to see the warmest day of the week with highs of 25 celsius. but out to the west, and the cloud and rain, we're looking at mid to high teens. as we move out of tuesday into wednesday and through the middle part of the week, we do see these weather fronts starting to ease away and high pressure building and once again. there will be some outbreaks of rain to clear away, but generally speaking through the middle part of the week, it looks likely to turn that little bit quieter and again, still pretty warm.
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this is bbc news. the headlines. at least ten people are believed to have been killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in the us city of buffalo in new york state. the 18—year—old suspect has been taken into custody. police are calling it a hate crime and an act of "racially motivated violent extremism." the mayor of ukraine's second—largest city kharkiv has told the bbc that russian troops have withdrawn from his city — which has been under constant bombardment since the invasion began. but, president zelensky has said the situation in the eastern donbas region remains very difficult. abortion rights supporters are protesting in cities across the united states
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against a probable supreme court decision to overturn the roe v.

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