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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. us troops head for the exit in afghanistan — as the taliban continues to seize more districts, and large numbers of afghan soldiers flee the country. in england — where coronavirus cases are rising rapidly — the prime minister confirms plans to scrap most remaining restrictions in two weeks. more abductions in nigeria — as gunmen kidnapp at least 140 schoolchildren in the north—west of the country. and — the british teenager — emma raducanu's wimbledon journey ends abruptly as she pulls out injured in the fourth round.
hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. we re covering all the latest coronavirus developments here in britain and globally. first... in afghanistan, the violence is getting worse as the taliban take over more areas of the country. since the us military withdrew from bagram air field last week, the taliban have seized more districts. this map — from a us defence research think thank — shows the areas now in taliban control — they are in dark grey, contested areas are in red and areas controlled by the afghan government in light grey. the claims about territory, are for the moment, impossible to verify. the taliban says, it's captured 150 out of 369 districts in the past two months of fighting. afg hanistan�*s interior ministry neither confirm or deny the claim — saying, that though the taliban claim the districts, it does not mean all of them have completely fallen . as the taliban gains territory though, it is causing fear among afghan troops. tajikistan says, more
than a thousand afghan government soldiers have fled across the border after clashes with the insurgents. the bbc�*s security correspondent frank gardner reports. gunfire. on their own now, but still fighting the taliban. afghan security forces are in action this week without the us military support they've relied on for the past 20 years. the strategic air base just north of kabul is an afghan government hands now. the americans pulled out last week, leaving behind a deeply unstable country. the former president blames the west. the entire mission with regard to the stated objective of the united states and its nato allies in defeating terrorism and defeating terrorism has failed. the military compartment that was intended to fight extremism and terrorism, that, rather than getting the job correctly and where
it was needed, began to hurt and harass and bomb and imprison afghans. that's where it failed. that's where our failure today is. others blame endemic corruption, inefficiency and massive waste. the conflict has costed an estimated $1 trillion and over 100,000 lives, and it could be about to get worse. taliban insurgents are on the offensive. they reportedly control a quarter of afghanistan's districts after overrunning several government outposts. they are insisting no western forces be left behind. all foreign forces should withdraw from the country whether they are contractor, adviser or trainers because they were part of the occupation. that's a violation, we will react.
but that reaction would be based on the decision of our leadership. in this province — the former taliban stronghold — residents have been voicing their fears of what they think the return to power might mean. translation: that taliban don't want peace, the taliban want - the whole government. the taliban are only killing. and there is another concern. osama bin laden may be dead, but its organisation, al-anda, lives on. many fear a return of the taliban means a return of al-anda. a nightmare scenario not just for afghanistan, but for much of the world. frank gardner, bbc news. has the us failed in afghanistan as he has claimed? lyse doucet is in the afghan capital kabul. all of the focus now is on battlefields across this
that will take some time, this is notjust military, but also financial, political, social by all of the worlds great powers. mistakes have been made on all sides. the president, who was of grace and charge for most of those two decades is also the commander—in—chief. he never really wanted to be the commander—in—chief. mistakes were made on his side as well, but certainly even the general mailer, the top us commander has said in a recent interview that we did with him that we have to take an honest look at why some things didn't turn out the way we wanted them to. the british prime minister borisjohnson has confirmed that he intends to lift all coronavirus restrictions in england in two weeks time, with a final decision next week. that would mean workers returning to the office and an end to social distancing. but it comes as cases across the country continue to rise.
there's been an average of over 25,000 daily cases over the past week. but the uk government says this is manageable because the vaccine roll—out has meant hospitalisations — and deaths — are comparatively low. this graph shows the growth of cases in the second and the current third wave of the virus — which includes the new delta varient — with both growing rapidly. but this graph shows that current hospitalisations are lagging far behind the second wave — although they are still rising. and a similar pattern can been seen in the statistics for deaths. as you can see they are far fewer than in the last wave. mrjohnson has warned that covid infections across the uk were predicted to rise to 50,000 a day later this month. our political correspondent vicky young reports. (tx) all around us signs of life interrupted by a pandemic. instructions about where we can go, who we can see even in our own home and how far apart we must stand, but in two
weeks things could change. covid has not gone but most restrictions in england are likely to disappear. restaurants and pubs can open normally and theatres and cinemas can fill every seat. the prime minister put the emphasis on personal responsibility instead of government orders. i want to stress from the outset that this pandemic is farfrom over and we must reconcile ourselves sadly to more deaths from covid. there's only one reason why we can contemplate going ahead to step four in circumstances where we would normally be locking down further and that is because of the continuing effectiveness of the vaccine roll—out. and in bristol people are starting to contemplate life with fewer rules. personally i think better safe than sorry but just like every normal person i welcome the change. it is the wrong decision - because cases are going up. at least give it a go and then if anything gets worse you can always go back.
i think we just have to live with it. you cannot keep living your life being told what to do. people are now afraid even to go out. for some the facemask has become a hated symbol of intrusive government. it will still be recommended in hospitals and closed public spaces but the legal requirement to wear a face covering will go. unions say that could put workers at risk. the days of hundreds of pages of rules and regulations to follow will soon be gone and instead the government is asking us to use a common sense and make personal decisions about how we stay safe. it is a shift in approach but comes at a time when cases are rising. the prime minister has been marking the nhs's birthday, and making sure hospitals can cope has been at the heart of his strategy. can you tell us how bad you expect it to get?
obviously we have to be cautious and we will continue to look at all the data as we progress. if we do not go ahead now when the summer fire break is coming up and the school holidays and all the advantages that should give us in fighting the virus, then the question is when would be go ahead. what the modelling would imply is we will reach that peak before we get to the point where we have the kind of pressures that we saw in january for example this year. labour says some will need more support. to throw off all protections at the same time when the infection rate is still going up is reckless. we need a balanced approach and need to keep key protections in place including masks, ventilation and crucially on something we've asked for during the pandemic, proper payment for those who need to self—isolate. later in the week we will find out about government
plans forforeign travel and when we come into a positive case what will happen. in schools entire class bubbles will not be sent home. we have lived under restrictions that we could not have imagined, and today borisjohnson signalled it is time to get back to normal. vicki young, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. germany has lifted its ban on travellers from the uk entering the country. from wednesday, people who've had both vaccine doses won't have to quarantine. the changes also apply to people travelling from portugal, russia, india or nepal. bangladesh has extended its strictest lockdown to july 1a to combat a surge in coronavirus cases led by the delta variant, with areas bordering india taking the brunt of infections. on monday the country recorded its biggest daily rise of coronavirus—related deaths since the pandemic began.
an alarming number of doctors in india have found themselves the targets of attacks by family members of patients who say their loved ones haven t received sufficient medical care. the indian medical association is now calling for a new law to protect healthcare workers. divya arya has more from delhi, and a warning that her report contains disturbing scenes at the very start. they used whatever they could lay their hands on, a metal bedpan, a wooden stick, orjust theirfists. shocked by the death of their loved one from covid , these relatives took out their anger on this doctor. on just a second day of work after graduating medical school. one month later, the memory of the attack was still fresh. translation: i was very scared. and it felt like i wouldn't
survive the attack. they were hitting my head. my nose was constantly bleeding. i begged them to stop, but they didn't. 36 people have now been charged. a shocking case, but not by a long way india's first during the pandemic. in some cases, doctors have taken to the streets, complaining about the ongoing attacks that have occurred throughout the pandemic. translation: the responsibility for the workers, the responsibility for all of us, so i wanted to be investigated properly. they started throwing a plastic chair. nobody was arrested over the attack, which has left the doctor suffering flashbacks. at the peak of the second wave of infections, angry relatives damaged property at the apollo hospital.
translatiin: the most | common factor is the lack of infrastructure in hospitals, because of this, hospitals get overcrowded, and as a result, the junior doctors often become the target of violence by relatives. last month, doctors across india held demonstrations, calling for legal protection for health care staff, saying there has been a sharp increase in attacks during the pandemic. many indian states have laws against attacking health workers, but the indian medical association says state legislation is not always enforced or even publicised. they believe on the a new passed by the central government can help stop the violence. india has very few doctors for its billion plus people, now it is struggling to keep them safe. divya arya, bbc news.
stay with us on bbc news, still to come: anger boils over in india, as families who've lost loved ones to covid lash out at the doctors trying to save lives. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks, police said there has been many gallate —— casualties and growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the host of the 2006 _ germany will be the host of the 2006 world cup. in germany will be the host of the 2006 world cup.— 2006 world cup. in south africa, the _ 2006 world cup. in south africa, the possibility - 2006 world cup. in south africa, the possibility of l africa, the possibility of losing _ africa, the possibility of losing hadn't— africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even - africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even beenj losing hadn't even been contemplated, - losing hadn't even been contemplated, the - losing hadn't even been- contemplated, the celebration parties — contemplated, the celebration parties are _ contemplated, the celebration parties are cancelled. - contemplated, the celebration parties are cancelled. ﬁ- contemplated, the celebration parties are cancelled.- parties are cancelled. a man entered the _ parties are cancelled. a man entered the palace _ parties are cancelled. a man entered the palace to - parties are cancelled. a man entered the palace to a - entered the palace to a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private badge and then asked her for a cigarette. on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, summoned a footman on duty and took the man away. ﬁne
duty and took the man away. one child one teacher, _ duty and took the man away. (he child one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. this is bbc news, the latest headlines us troops had for the exit in afghanistan as the taliban continues to seize more district and afghan childress flee the country. ﬁnd childress flee the country. and en . land, childress flee the country. and england, where _ childress flee the country. and england, where coronavirus cases rise rapidly, prentice or brycejohnson cases rise rapidly, prentice or bryce johnson confirms cases rise rapidly, prentice or brycejohnson confirms plans to scrap most remaining restrictions in two weeks' time. white flags are now a symbol of desperation in malaysia. with the country under a second lockdown, many were left unable to feed their families because they lost theirjobs.
the grassroots white flag because they lost theirjobs. is urging people who find themselves in difficulty to put white flags at their windows to signal that they need help. joining us now from kuala lumpur is malaysian journalist, norman goh. norman, thanks for being with us. , how did this white flag movement began. it us. , how did this white flag movement began.— us. , how did this white flag movement began. it all began after the announcement - movement began. it all began after the announcement from | movement began. it all began i after the announcement from the prime minister last monday when he announced 150 billion ring god, that's about, you know, it's providing assistance and grants to the people on the ground, but unfortunately, just hours right after the announcement by the prime minister, it was almost organically the people on the ground started asking, do you need any help? put up a white flag outside your home, outside your window,
flag outside your home, outside yourwindow, put flag outside your home, outside your window, put it out on social media, overnights, they actually created a facebook group all over social media, twitter, facebook, particularly facebook, people asking for help, and over the past week, what we can see is notjust politicians as well as the committee organisations, what they do is that they organise themselves and provide help, even some of the local supermarkets are offering some help and aid if they see anything, and they are able to provide some food baskets. this is really interesting to see what is going on on the ground where we have never seen this before and it is out of desperation that people come together and come out of this campaign over the last week. these people are obviously really desperate.— these people are obviously really desperate. yes, they are desperate- _ really desperate. yes, they are desperate. the _ really desperate. yes, they are desperate. the situation - really desperate. yes, they are desperate. the situation rightl desperate. the situation right now is different than last year. we had a similar lockdown last year starting in march and
ended somewhere injune, but this time around, we are seeing savings running out, and a lot of those in the middle class have now dropped into the lower income. economic action councils reported last month that 600,000 households from middle income has dropped to lower income due to loss of jobs, loss of income, reduction of income, so it is, it's a double whammy situation and where you lostjobs and you lost money, and a lot of them have to finance themselves in terms of loans, mortgages, so it's really difficult. currently in malaysia, the unemployment rates are around 4.6 and 4.7%, that's about 700,000 people who are unemployed in the country at the moment.— unemployed in the country at the moment. ., ~ . the moment. thank you so much for bein: the moment. thank you so much for being with — the moment. thank you so much for being with us. _
gunmen in north—west nigeria have targeted a hospital, a school and a police station — in less than 24 hours. 140 students were taken from the a baptist school in the early hours of monday morning. it follows an attack on a nearby hospital, where at least 8 people were abducted, including nurses and three children under the age of three. our nigeria correspondent, mayenijones has more. nigeria's kidnapping crisis is spiralling fast. we have just heard of a kidnapping that took place at a hospital on sunday in the town of zaria. now it seems another kidnapping has happened at a school in the northern state of kaduna. we spoke to a parent who told us that in the early hours of monday morning, around 2am, a number of armed gunmen stormed a baptist school in kaduna, they came into the back, they knocked down a fence. a mother we spoke to said there was as many as 60 gunmen, and they abducted the students with them. this is happening at
a time when kidnapping is at an increasing right across nigeria. there is an economic crisis here brought on by the fall and the price of oil and lockdown during the covid—19 pandemic, unemployment has risen, the price of food is rising, and many criminals are turning to kidnapping as well, which we have seen in seen in northwestern nigeria, in particular, the mass kidnapping of student. since december, there has been more than 1000 students abducted. nine of and were unfortunately killed. 200 students are still missing. unicef say some of them are as young as three years old. this latest kidnapping will be a headache for the governor of kaduna state who has vowed not to negotiate with criminals because he says it incentivises them. unfortunately, this meant that a number of kidnappers have come to kaduna state and art carrying out attacks come to kaduna state and are carrying out attacks with increasing frequency. with the economy doing as bad as it is anti—security forces ——with the economy doing
as bad as it is and with security forces unable to stop more attacks from happening, it is difficult to see how this crisis is going to end. demolition experts in the united states have carried out a series of controlled explosions to bring down the last remaining section of a collapsed apartment block near the city of miami. the demolition was brought forward because of an approaching tropical storm. miami's mayor gave an update — including the fact that more bodies have now been recoved. through the ongoing search efforts today, we have recovered another victim, the number of confirmed deaths is now 28, with 26 identified, 191 accounted for, and 117 unaccounted for. i want to remind everyone once again that our detectives are continuously auditing the last to verify all the reports of potentially missing people. as a result, these numbers will likely shift. a russian—based hacking group
known as reevil has compromised the computer systems of at least 1,000 businesses worldwide by targeting an american it provider, that writes and updates their software. one of those affected is sweden's co—op supermarket, which has had to close some 500 outlets — that's more than half its stores — because tills and self—service checkouts had stopped working. reevil has tailored its ransom demands to the size of each respective company, but on sunday said it would settle the lot for $70 million if someone were prepared to pay it. kieron martin is the founder of the uk's national cyber security centre he says the attack was large scale and highly sophisticated. janik yesterday, they were giving away perishable foods, it wasn't just confined giving away perishable foods, it wasn'tjust confined to fruits, and also the disruption involved was significant.
you mentioned it several hundred stores. as i understand it, cooperative grocery stores are one fifth of a swedish food retail capacity and in many towns, particularly in more remote towns in a sparsely populated country, co—op is the only shop in town, so it was a very disruptive attack. but it is not confined to sweden, there is talk, credible reports of schools in new zealand, the other end of the planet. and i think when america wakes up tomorrow after the long holiday weekend, there will be lots of nervousness in smaller businesses in particular, car dealerships, small accountancy practices, things like that, because it was the smaller businesses that seem to have the most affected. whilst disruption is very great, so far, and fingers crossed, it has not been as bad over the last 48 hours as the initial projections. that worst case scenarios might have a fear.
it's been a busy day at wimbledon. its manic monday — the day when all the men's and women's last—16 matches have been taking place. defending men's champion novak djokovic is through — as is roger federer. former women's champion, german angelique kerber beat coco gauff but there was disappointment for the home fans as the last remaining brit in the singles, emma radoo—canu had to retire. chetan partak was watching at the all england club. she did at times find herself really playing some of her best tennis in that first set. the world 75, she lit up these championships can arrange 338 in the world when we started, already gone up 150 places, some fantastic wins for her on route to the fourth round, including against the former french open runner—up. and against her opponent tonight, a lot of people were advancing
her with the way that she has played her game, houck confident and assured she is loved and taken this whole championship in her stride, never mind it being herfirst grand slam. she's played as though she has done this many times before, but she did lose that first set, and credit to her, knowing that most of the crowd is going for emma, with such great stead throughout that process and winning it, then the match started getting away from her, she wasn't —— he was at times holding her stomach, and she went off guard to get some treatment and it became very clear she wasn't going to be able to continue. shares ina shares in a russian winemaker has sorted in response to a new lot which makes french producers describe their product is sparkling wine. the law approved by president putin dictates that russian producers can call their bubbly champagne, the russian word for
champagne, the russian word for champagne, president's put main critic in exile said the law was another example of the kremlin�*s incomprehensible wins. —— wins. hello there. monday was drier for a while across england and wales, but we certainly saw the weather going down hill from the south. this rain here is marching its way northwards across the uk up into northern england and scotland, where already in the past few days in edinburgh, we have had a month's worth of rain. now that early rain is moving away, but this area of low pressure is taking a band of rain — heavy at times — northwards up towards scotland and northern england with blustery showers following to the south. for a while, we will have some unseasonably windy weather along the coast of england all the way from dorset across to suffolk, gusts of 50 mph in the morning. it won't be as windy in the afternoon, but there will be some heavy showers
around, and we have still got this more persistent rain, never really clearing away from northern england, pushing into eastern scotland. elsewhere, some brightness and maybe some sunshine. the showers are never too far away, and they may well be heavy as well. generally, temperatures a bit lower on tuesday, 18—19 typically, could be chillier than that where it stays wet in northern england and eastern scotland. and as we have seen, there are some showers around, they could well affect wimbledon once again. it's going to be another day where we may well have the covers on and off. those showers will probably tend to ease off though during the evening and into the night. more places become dry, still got some wetter weather towards the northeast of scotland. the breeze tends to ease down a little bit, and we will find temperatures typically again around 12—13 degrees. now, it's low pressure that's brought all the rain over recent days, in the centre of the low pressure, by the time we get to wednesday, it's close to the northeast of scotland. so there's more cloud rolling in here and some patchy rain around too. elsewhere, there may well be some sunshine, but we are going to find showers breaking out, and those could turn heavy and thunderey come
the afternoon, particularly across wales, the midlands, across to lincolnshire as well. temperatures may be a notch higher on friday, still no better than 20—21 celsius. let's end with a glimmer of hope, because the low pressure is trying to move away. this is where high—pressure is, dry weather, and this is trying to nudge up from the southwest across the uk. so during thursday and friday, the winds won't be as strong, and for more places, it will be dry. some sunshine, although still rather cloudy for scotland and northern ireland. temperatures should be a little bit higher.
the headlines: suspended work in the afghan city as the taliban makes a good fantasy is across the region a week after us troops completed their exit. over 1000 afghan soldiers have been forced to flee across the border. at least 140 students have been kidnapped in northwest nigeria after the latest attack on a school. the military says 26 children were rescued. more than a thousand students have been seized by ransom since december. nine have been killed and more than 200 are still missing. england's covid lockdown will end in two weeks, despite scientists are urging caution as the number of cases are still rising. the prime minister says it's possible because 86% of adults have been vaccinated.