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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. nato's secretary general says it's up to russia to decide whether to pursue a diplomatic approach to ukraine, or one of confrontation. we report from the frontline in eastern ukraine, where government forces, are fighting russian backed separatists. this is about more than the future of ukraine. it's about the future shape of nato, about the security of europe. battle lines are being drawn now in a new cold war. battle lines are being drawn now in a new cold war. rafael nadal makes history with grand slam 21 — after an amazing comeback in melbourne. here in the uk, storm malik leaves thousands of homes without power, across scotland and northern
england. the northern irish city of londonderry marks the fiftieth anniversary of bloody sunday — when british soldiers opened fire on a peaceful civil rights march. and — keeping your home life separate from the office, thousands of workers in belgium are about to get the right to disconnect, outside normal office hours. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. as tensions over ukraine continue, nato�*s secretary general has said it's up to russia to decide whether to pursue a diplomatic path offered by western powers or one of confrontation over ukraine. but russia denies planning to invade ukraine, despite having stationed
large numbers of troops around its borders and in annexed crimea. in return, russia's foreign minister, sergei lavrov accused the west of infringing russia's security. moscow has deployed around a hundred thousand troops near the border, angry that a country once part of the soviet union, is now seeking closer ties with the west. in eastern ukraine, separatists, backed by moscow, have actually been battling ukrainian forces since 2014, with at least 13,000 people being killed in the donbas region. from the frontline, our international correspondent, 0rla guerin, has the latest. 0n the frozen front lines of eastern ukraine, it is heads down in the trenches to avoid sniperfire. maria is following in the footsteps of her military father. she keeps watch for the enemy, separatists backed by moscow who seized territory here eight years ago.
if russia invades, she'll be facing far worse. do you believe the russians are coming? i try to avoid politics, she says. psychologically, i try not to get worried. we've heard about their military build—up, but if they try to break through, we will be ready. troops here say they are not on a higher level of alert. so far, they stress, there is nothing to see here, a view echoed by the government in kyiv. these front lines haven't moved in years, but the fear is, there could soon be a much bigger conflict here. and this is about more than the future of ukraine — it's about the future shape of nato, about the security of europe. battle lines are being drawn
now in a new cold war. for now, all is quiet on the eastern front. and moscow continues to deny it will invade. but is this the calm before the storm? some here know only too well what russia and its allies can do. shelling by separatists last november destroyed ludmila's home of 30 years. she has come back to show us the wreckage. and she had this plea for president putin. translation: make peace. reach an agreement. you are all adults, educated people. make peace so that people can live freely, without tears and suffering.
this might be just a foretaste of what's ahead. the international warnings are stark. president biden says a russian invasion would change the world. 0nly vladimir putin knows what's coming in his modern—day version of war and peace. 0rla guerin, bbc news, eastern ukraine. for more on the situation in ukraine here's our chief international correspondent lyse doucet in the capital kyiv. in kyiv, they are very much resigned to the fact they have been living with this war for at last eight years. since russia invaded for the first time. it has been a war day in, day out. they are very mindful of the escalating tensions and the presence of evermore russian troops and heavy weaponry along the presence of evermore russian troops and heavy weaponry
along their borders. we just heard about preparing for the worst. what the worst look like and is it likely to happen? we are joined from florida by admiral stavridis, whose last command was as a supreme allied commander in europe. welcome to the programme. good to be with you. it is not the first time you have watched these tensions up close involving russia. how serious does it look this time? it looks the most serious i have seen it since the last time russia invaded ukraine. 2014. .. ..just after i had left as supreme allied commander. we watched it all very closely. it was based on the first invasion by vladimir putin other neighbour, and that was the invasion of georgia in 2008. we have seen this playbook before.
we are working right down the checklist. unfortunately, i think it is a better than even chance that vladimir putin's tanks will roll in the next few weeks. do you accept that president putin believes he can use this playbook again? for all of their words and condemnation, president putin got away with it the first time. the russian—backed separatists are still in eastern ukraine, crimea is still under russian control. i would say he does not intend to subjugate the entire country. that would be an enormous bite of the apple for the russians to try and take. the ukrainians will fight, they will fight initially when the tanks come in and they will fight as an insurgency if they have to. vladimir putin doesn't have enough resources, troops, tanks to really control this country
of 45 million people. i think his playbook is going to be to come in, take a bite out of ukraine that would establish a land bridge from russia itself down to crimea, which he already has annexed, in his view, and then park the situation and claim full autonomy for the insurgents and then defy the international community to do anything about it. that is what i think the playbook is. a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after manchester united suspended footballer mason greenwood following allegations on social media. greater manchester police said it was made aware of "social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence". it added "we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault".
he remains in custody. rafael nadal has completed a stunning comeback to win the australian open and become the most successful male tennis player of all time. he came from two sets down against the top—seeded player daniil medvedev. it means the spanish player has now won 21 grand slams — more than any man in history and one more than his great rival novak djokavic who was denied entry to australia because he is unvaccinated against covid. 0ur tennis correspondent russell fuller was at the match in melbourne. i think there's two elements to it. the historic nature of his triumph that now moves him ahead of roger federer novak djokovic in the battle to end their career with the most number of clicks to eight grand slam titles by a man. the next grand slam onto clay where the doll has won 13 times. maybe he will start the favourite there in a few months�* time, who knows. also the fact that
he battled through these very, very difficult problems, he was in bed for a couple of days with covid just before christmas put up is not the only tennis player been in that situation but it�*s far from ideal preparation. but the biggest concern was his foot injury which is troubled him since he was a teenager. it�*s a problem with a bone in the bridge of his foot. and it was causing him a lot of discomfort, hidden play for the second two second half of last year, a medical intervention that didn�*t really reduce the pain. in the end he decided to push through the pain barrier. it works spectacularly and is now the australian open champion again. is now the australian open champion aaain. , ., , is now the australian open champion a.ain_ , ., , ., is now the australian open champion aaain. , ., ., ._ w again. this was no ordinary match. this was an — again. this was no ordinary match. this was an epic— again. this was no ordinary match. this was an epic match _ again. this was no ordinary match. this was an epic match was - again. this was no ordinary match. this was an epic match was a - again. this was no ordinary match. this was an epic match was a real. this was an epic match was a real marathon match, five setter against a man five —— ten years younger than him. a man five -- ten years younger than him. , ., " a man five -- ten years younger than him. , . " , ., him. finish at 11 minutes past one in the morning — him. finish at 11 minutes past one in the morning put _ him. finish at 11 minutes past one in the morning put up _ him. finish at 11 minutes past one in the morning put up was - him. finish at 11 minutes past one in the morning put up was the - him. finish at 11 minutes past one | in the morning put up was the first time anybody in modern time had come back to win the australian open final. medvedev was the player to beat once we knew thatjoe took back
djokovic would be better able to play for the people in the us open in september, is a world number two, he�*s been phenomenally successful on hard court. it was a truly exceptional performance by the doll. i think we have to have a lot of sympathy for medvedev because he was treated poorly by the crowd. he was booed when he walked out. there was a lot of applause between his first and second serves as a part of her sword into the net. and he said sense that he thought it was disrespectful. he started his news conference with a very long monologue about his journey in the sport and what he was saying quite clearly it was that today was the day for him that part of that dream died. ~ ., ., ,., day for him that part of that dream died. ~ . ., , ~ died. what about d'okovic? at the very beginning — died. what about d'okovic? at the very beginning of — died. what about djokovic? at the very beginning of this _ died. what about djokovic? at the very beginning of this tournament | died. what about djokovic? at the i very beginning of this tournament we are talking so much about him and ended up with him being deported. in other circumstances of course he could have been the one getting the zist could have been the one getting the 21st grand slam.— could have been the one getting the 21st grand slam. yes, he would very much have — 21st grand slam. yes, he would very much have been _ 21st grand slam. yes, he would very much have been the _ 21st grand slam. yes, he would very much have been the favorite. - 21st grand slam. yes, he would very much have been the favorite. he - much have been the favorite. he already sent a message of
congratulations congratulating him on his amazing achievement and fighting spirit. roger federer, another player on the 20 grand slam soup and off the tour for a while through injury is now a0 himself set his heart felt congratulations she his heart felt congratulations she his great rival and good friend. know that djokovic is still perhaps the player who may finish with the most grand slams out of this trio, his or year younger and you think that he would have longer left to play given the fact that he has had so many injury problems are his career. but he couldn�*t play at the australian open, i don�*t think is going to change his stance on vaccination so it could be problematic for him to play many tournaments certainly over the course of 2022. the next grand slam rolling garros in paris france in may, who knows what the vaccination for players will be banned. thousands of people in scotland and northern england are still without power, after storm malik blew in yesterday, killing a 9 yr old boy in staffordshire, and a 60
year old woman. but there�*s no let up in the bad weather, with another powerful storm forecast tonight, with winds of up to 90 miles an hour. phil bodmer reports from bishop auckland, in county durham. leaving thousands without electricity in scotland in the northeast of england. in county durham engineers were reconnecting supplies after a tree broke down power lines in the village of south church. this car crushed under the weight of rubble as the wind ripped off rendered from a gable end of terrace houses. if off rendered from a gable end of terrace houses.— off rendered from a gable end of terrace houses. if you have look the suspe"5i°"5 — terrace houses. if you have look the suspensions gone, _ terrace houses. if you have look the suspensions gone, we _ terrace houses. if you have look the suspensions gone, we paid - terrace houses. if you have look the suspensions gone, we paid 12,000' terrace houses. if you have look the i suspensions gone, we paid 12,000 for last year. it�*s only got 50,000 miles on it. i�*m gutted, absolutely gutted. miles on it. i'm gutted, absolutely iutted. ., , g, g, gutted. the northumberland farmer rachel woke — gutted. the northumberland farmer rachel woke up _
gutted. the northumberland farmer rachel woke up to _ gutted. the northumberland farmer rachel woke up to find _ gutted. the northumberland farmer rachel woke up to find yourself- rachel woke up to find yourself without power for the second time in two months. last without power for the second time in two month-— two months. last time we were off nower for two months. last time we were off power for 11 _ two months. last time we were off power for 11 days — two months. last time we were off power for 11 days and _ two months. last time we were off power for 11 days and we _ two months. last time we were off power for 11 days and we still- power for 11 days and we still haven't — power for 11 days and we still haven't had on full compensation, i think_ haven't had on full compensation, i think we _ haven't had on full compensation, i think we are — haven't had on full compensation, i think we are in for the situation norniai— think we are in for the situation normal repeat of last time. today in scotland around _ normal repeat of last time. today in scotland around 18,000 _ normal repeat of last time. today in scotland around 18,000 homes - normal repeat of last time. today in | scotland around 18,000 homes were without power. yesterday a 60—year—old woman was killed after being struck by a fallen tree. in aberdeen chair natalie cooper and her partner had a narrow escape. i just gone through to the bedroom because the parentjust got off. as it went through i could see the tree kind of falling and at that point i just started shouting tree, tree covered tree. we ran through and he decided to leave over the sofa and we got into the safety of our kitchen. has we got into the safety of our kitchen. �* , we got into the safety of our kitchen. . , . ., , _, , kitchen. as the clear up continues the question _ kitchen. as the clear up continues the question on _ kitchen. as the clear up continues the question on everyone's - kitchen. as the clear up continues the question on everyone's lips i kitchen. as the clear up continues the question on everyone's lips is| the question on everyone�*s lips is what�*s likely to be thrown at them next? are you worried about storm corey coming in tonight, another one? . �* corey coming in tonight, another one? ., �* .,., , ., corey coming in tonight, another one? .,., , ., ., �*
one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired, one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired. i'm — one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired. i'm 60 — one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired, i'm 60 years. _ one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired, i'm 60 years. all - one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired, i'm 60 years. all of - one? can't do any more to me. i'm retired, i'm 60 years. all of that i retired, i�*m 60 years. all of that is my old age pension. if insurance doesn�*t pay for that i�*m just... with severe weather warnings for scotland of a northeast still in force tonight large swathes of britain are bracing for another battering. north korea has carried out its biggest missile launch in five years, sending an intermediate—range weapon 2000 kilometres into space. pyongyang has not tested its long—range intercontinental ballistic missiles or nuclear weapons for nearly five years, but has instead launched an array of sophisticated shorter range projectiles, including hypersonic and cruise missiles. this weapon came down in the sea ofjapan, in north korea�*s seventh test this month. john nilsson—wright, a korea expert from the university of cambridge explains
the significance of this latest missile test. it significant in the sense that it�*s a graduated escalation if you like in north korea�*s provocation. the question a lot are asking is whether this is pressing the possibility of something bigger. perhaps an intercontinental ballistic missile. we are still trying to unpack the background to theirs. what we see i think is an increasingly military more confident north korea. the process of military modernisation is been ongoing. you�*re absolutely right, if this is an intermediate range missile it could signal the end of what has been effectively a five—year moratorium by north korea on the launch of bigger missiles with the capability perhaps to strike the continental united states or american bases in the pacific. that�*s why there is so much anxiety. it�*s probably going to get a lot worse rather than improve in the next few weeks and months. we have a
presidential election forthcoming in the spring in south korea. the president who spoke out forcefully against this launch of call for calm i think has to recognise that his hopes of peace in the peninsula have been dashed. what we are going to see you were seeing already is closer alliance for washington, tokyo and seoul. some approximate reason for i think that north korean launch was frustration on the part of the north koreans with tightening american sanctions. we�*ve seen washington imposing more sanctions on leadership in the face of some of those short reign back range missile launchers which was office of the interesting question in all of this is reaction of china and russia. there was an effort by the americans to introduce sanctions in the un security council russia and china using their video have delayed the process. china of course an ally of north korea. might�*ve expected more restraint a week going out from the
winter olympics in beijing. but is demonstrating north korea�*s demonstrating north korea�*s demonstrating its independence. and its eagerness to impress on the world the importance of not taking it for granted and undoubtedly because of this latest provocation they will have to be a tougher response on the part of the international community. relatives of those who died in londonderry, on what became known as "bloody sunday," have held a walk of remembrance in the city, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the shootings by the british army. members of the parachute regiment, opened fire on a civil rights march, killing thirteen people, with an inquiry laterfiniding that the demonstrators had posed no threat. 0ur ireland correspondent, emma vardy, has more. re—tracing the steps of those who set out on a peaceful protest but never returned. today the city of derry relive the memories.
amid escalating violence in 1972 thousands had gathered for a rally to protest against interment, the power to imprison people without trial. when disturbances broke out soldiers from the parachute regiment moved in to make arrests and open fire. 13 unarmed civilians were shot dead. and this became the defining image of the tragedy as people tried to rescue 17—year—old jackie duddy whose sister walked in his footsteps today. i�*ll never move on from 50 years on, just heartbroken, yes. and it still hurts same as all that time ago. the british soldiers on the streets always maintained they believed they were under attack. the families of the victims thought a long campaign ——fought to clear their loved ones names. not only that they murdered people and maimed people ——
told lies about them, and their families for everybody here. the events of buddy sunday continue to be felt through the generations. today was a good moment of commemoration but half a century on the legal battles over what happened here are still unresolved. today ireland�*s prime minister came to support the families who are still fighting a decision to drop charges against one of the soldiers involved in blood sunday. at the uk government wants to end all prosecutions relating to the conflict. i don�*t believe there should be any amnesties for anybody. and i believe the full process of the courts and the justice should be deployed. bloody sunday was a watershed moment for northern ireland and a deeply harboured sense of injustice here continues to be carried forward today. emma vardy, bbc news derry. there�*s no need to keep your laptop
open — or answer the boss�*s messages late at night. at least that�*s soon to be the case for thousands of workers in belgium — the latest country to introduce what�*s known as the "right to disconnect". from this tuesday sixty five thousand civil servants will gain the legal right to be offline, outside of their agreed working hours. jessica parker reports from brussels. belgian shepherd�*s pie. delphine, a civil servant, is preparing dinnerfor herfriends. i love to cook, it is one of my passions. with a life outside of work, she welcomes ways to help people switch off. especially for young people, it is not always clear when they have to be available or not. because when you begin a newjob you want to be perfect, you know? and you think, if i don�*t answer that email at ten o�*clock at night, maybe my boss will not like it, so now i think it is going
to be a cultural change. the new rules mean outside normal hours, bosses can�*t get in touch, although there are exceptions. workers also shouldn�*t be disadvantaged by not answering calls and e—mails. the idea — better wellbeing, less stress. it's a good idea, as people move more and more to digitalwork, especially. translation: you work your eight hours and then you go home. - i think it is part of thejob, to be there when it is necessary. the minister in charge of the law change says there are plans to expand it to the private sector. but critics question the need for further regulation. what would you say to people who suggest this is actually a bad idea, inefficient, maybe? it is a misconception to think that you really should work 2a/7, because we see that a lot of people can't cope with that. and they are falling out.
dinner is in the oven, the mood is relaxed. similar laws have been introduced in france, italy and spain. delphine�*s cat could perhaps best lead by example on how to unwind. it�*s being hailed as the world�*s most advanced humanoid robot — but don�*t worry, ameca hasn�*t taken overjust yet, despite using the hyper—realistic facial expressions and arm movements. the company behind the robot says machines like ameca could be become commonplace within the next ten years. kevin hay has more. an industrial estate in falmouth, an ordinary—looking building with a far from ordinary reception area, but it�*s upstairs in the research and development department where things get really interesting. this is ameca. the thing that makes ameca unique
is its facial expressions. it can give us happy, sad, surprised. and now, it�*s getting bored with me. i can take a hint. so how does it work for this demonstration? ameca is being controlled by morgan rowe, who�*s the director of operations for engineered arts. we�*ve got the camera on the system here. that camera is actually looking at my face and we can see what my face is doing and i can smile and the robot smiles. move my head, and the robot moves its head, so the robots mimicking everything i�*m doing, i can effectively talk and listen via the robot from anywhere in the world. but as well as being controlled like a puppet. artificial intelligence means that ameca can react to its surroundings. if i get far too close. then it will back away. the company has spent £2 million developing ameca, and it employs 22 people
here in cornwall. this is not cgi. this is something that we can touch. it�*s something real right now, and it�*s in cornwall. from supermarket checkouts to self—driving cars, the age of automation is here. machines like ameca are meant to give it a human face in the future. you�*ll see these more and more in service robot—oriented tasks, so it could be giving you information. it could be checking you in for your flight or a hotel, or it could be giving you a ticket in theatre. a recent government report concluded that jobs lost to new technologies should be cancelled out by the number of differentjobs created by new technologies. but surely ameca couldn�*t do something like end a tv news report. ameca, bbc spotlight, falmouth. oh, you�*re a one—take wonder. you�*re watching bbc news.
hello. yesterday it was storm malik. things were very much quieter by the time we got into sunday morning, but the winds are picking up again out there now as storm corrie moves towards the northwest of the uk. the strongest of the winds overnight sunday into the middle of monday. this area of cloud here is the nor�*easter exiting the us. we�*ve seen how much damage that has done. here�*s corrie deepening to the north of the uk as we speak, and this low will push across northern scotland overnight sunday into monday, emerge into the north sea and then dive south towards the low countries. these are the areas the met office are particularly concerned about in terms of the winds. it will be windy right the way across the uk, but in terms of damage and disruption, an amber warning for northern scotland. we could see power outages here, for example, but generally across northern ireland, down to northern england, north wales and north norfolk, we could see some issues. i suspect as this system works its way through into monday,
there goes the centre of corrie out into the north sea overnight, pulling away. it still leaves a very strong north westerly wind, though, cutting in behind it, pulling in cold air. a frost to start us off on monday with the risk of some icy stretches for scotland and northern england, some wintry showers around here overnight and more of those to come through monday. i think some showers possibly setting up across the midlands and the welsh border too through monday. sunshine in the east but that strong northwesterly wind down the north sea coast could mean some coastalflooding here. thanks to high tides, it is going to feel cold in the north westerly wind, just five in aberdeen, nine in london. monday into tuesday, things do become milder. some fronts wiggling their way across the uk throughout the week ahead give the impression they may bring some rain into the south. but thanks to the high pressure, very little of it gets down into southern england. some wetter weather, probably the wettest weather, possibly out of this front that sinks south thursday
night into friday. by friday, we�*re back into colder air, so what i think is really interesting is our rainfall for the next five days. barely anything to report i suspect for southern england and parts of east anglia, it does look like our rainfall accumulations, though, will certainly add up more for the far northwest as we pick up showers here and some more potent weather fronts. and you see what the temperatures do through the week, tuesday and wednesday milder, colder from thursday.
we think it�*s highly likely that he is looking to invade ukraine, that is why we are doing all we can through deterrence and diplomacy to urge him to desist. rafael nadal claims a record 21st grand slam men�*s tennis title with his victory in the australian open final. counting the cost of storm malik, with another powerful front, threatening more homes, in scotland and northern england. remembering the dead of bloody sunday 50 years on after 13 where killed by the british army in londonderry. both the uk prime minister boris johnson and the chancellor say a widely—opposed rise in national insurance will go ahead to fund health and social care. more on rafa nadal�*s victory in melbourne, and all the other news now.
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