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should this war continue and if russia takes control of this region? anchor: tensions in jerusalem as a religious events collide, 150 people are injured in classes -- clashes with israeli police. brain cancer patients volunteered to have their tumors sequenced as part of a study. from the black rock desert to the heart of the british aristocracy, art from the burning man arrives in england. >> this is the first time any artwork from burning men has been in the u.k., and although this landscape is used to sheep and deer for the next six months it will be home to creatures like this. ♪ anchor: welcome to world news america on pbs and around the globe. russia says it has struck a
factory in kyiv which produces antiship missiles inuding the type that hit russia's flagship. the united states agrees with ukrainian assessment, but so far moscow will only say there was a fire on board and that the ship has sunk. russia's defense ministry says attacks on the capital will be intensified if ukraine targets russian territory. our correspondent sent this report. correspondent: this was the moskva, russia's prized warship in the black sea. it is now sunk. ukraine says its missiles hit the vessel. russia says of fire caused the ship to sink. it is a humiliating loss for the country and one of the biggest such incidents since world war ii.
in what is being seen as retaliation, russia's defense ministry share this video saying it had launched an attack on a military facility outside if ukraine's capital. the russian rocket hit the target, a missile factory now destroyed. russia has threatened more strikes on kyiv if ukraine continues to attack its territory. after the relative silence of two weeks since russian forces withdr from kyiv air raid sirens continued to ring through the night into the morning. uri lives near the site of the attack. >> i woke up to the sound of an explosion. at just past 1:00 a.m. my house look like there was an earthquake, then i heard more explosions. the lights went out.
i have no electricity and water now. correspondent: the area around the factory is a residential neighborhood quite densely populated. it is only about a 50 minute drive from here to the center of the city. the attack overnight, a reminder of just help vulnerable kyiv remains as a target. this city as just begun to come up, people forced underground when areas around came under russian control are cautiously coming out for a moment of calm in the sun. >> you forget sometimes that you were stillfraid of every sound even if it comes from your neighbor's house or someone banks of car door, you shiver and try to overcome it. no words can describe how scary it is. the future might be worse. correspondent: the images coming from the east show just how bad things could get.
this is the port city of mariupol believed to be close to falling into russian's hands. anchor: the cost of the conflict is being felt across the globe, particularly in places that rely on the wheat imports. russia and ukraine export nearly a quarter of the world's supply, but there are millions of tons trapped in stories that cannot leave ukraine because of blockades. bbc has been to the port city of odessa from where she sent this report. coespondent: it is in small villages like this that much of the wheat exports are grown, but war and destruction are making that almost impossible. in the south of ukraine the odessa region has been saved
from the heaviest fighting. boris's family has on this farm for 20 years. he is worried about getting supply of seeds and fuel for the current planting season. this could lead to even more mobile fooshortages in the future. >> went all of the depots begin to be bogged in odessa it was a problem with the fuel. it is impossible to ensure stable operation of business without fuel. correspondent: it is here on the black sea that most of ukraine's exports leave for the rest of the world, but right now the russian navy is locating ports all along this coastline, millions of tons of grain are just not leaving, and the question is what will happen to international supply routes should this war continue and if russia can take control of this
region? ukraine's supply chains have ground to a halt. food from this warehouse goes to countries like egypt, lebanon, and saudi arabia, which are experiencing price hikes, but traders are scared to bring their precious cargo care because of the work. they shipping company said a nearby port as 12 stranded chips with some 400,000 tons of grain. >> it is still so painful. last month people receive their salaries, but now people will be without money because everything has stopped. correspondent: as ukraine's farm bill is stretched further to the brink the more pressure world leaders will face to end this war, to help families put food on their tables. anchor: more than 150 people
have been injured in clashes between palestinian demonstrators and israeli police at a mosque in east jerusalem. tensions have been high as the month of ramadan coincides with passover for jews and easter for questions. please say they enter the mosque after rocks were thrown on jewish worshipers. correspondent: daybreak in jerusalem's old city sacred to three face -- faiths. israeli police say they moved in to displace a riot by palestinian muslims. officers fired stun grenades and rubber bullets. palestinians threw stones and firecrackers. the violence came inside the doors of the mosque. it takes hours for a fragile
calm to settle in and we meet omar. he came for ramadan prayers. >> we just want to pray. to get this type of behavior against you, i am speechless. correspondent: nearby it is a special day for christians, thousands of come for easter and to walk the traditional way of the cross. >> it is good to be here, to share this holy friday and to pray for everybody. we pray for peace. correspondent: for now tho prayers are not answered. the overlapping religious holidays were always going to raise tensions in the old city. people of different faiths are celebrating but these narrow streets feel on edge after the recent deadly violence and
today's clashes. elsewhere in jerusalem a jewish ritual. families are burning bread banned in passover, which begins tonight. the holidays are overshadowed by attacks in israel, which have killed 14 people. what will be the passover experience? it is really a national pain. this should be a joyful time for palestinians and israelis, instead it is an uneasy one, the lesson from history is that confrontations that start inside these ancient walls can easily slide into a wider conflict. anchor: there are signs of growing tensions in shanghai after video emerged of the confrontation between police and people being forced out of their
homes as the city enters its third week of covid lockdown. clashes occurred as police forcibly remove people out of residential compounds, which have been turned into temporary quarantine centers. our correspondent reports from shanghai. correspondent: three weeks anti-lockdown some here in shanghai are angry. it brought daylight the confrontation, the police up ainst the people. scenes like this have become increasingly unusual here, but then so is locking down 25 million people. head to toe in protective suits in an eastern district of the city officers were crossing people out of their rented apartments so they could turn them into temporary quarantine facilities all in the name of a war against a resurgent covid.
for some it was just too much their homes sequestered, their desperation easy for all to hear. a few miles away there was an organized protest and bold stand as the lockdown takes old. in a country where you could be arrested for picking corals they are angry about a local school being turned into another quarantine facility. police with riot shields force them off the streets in the end. this was on a small scale, but it is a sign of anger and frustration as this lockdown goes on. larger scale social unrest is what the ruling communist party feels -- fears the most and will likely tolerate the least. anchor: as china continues to
pursue its zero covid strategy, here in the united states most pandemic restrictions and did months ago, but in recent days cases in america have been taking upwards especially in cities on the east coast. joining me nowan emergency medicine physician in massachusetts. thank you for joining me. we are not seeing a big spike in other cases or hpitalizations, at least not yet. help us understand how we should be thinking about the risk now? >> thank you for having me. we now have the ability to track this virus either through wastewater or massive testing, and that being the case we can size our approach. we do not need to do anything like they are doing in shanghai because we have higher vaccination coverage in the most
vulnerable people, and we understand how to follow this virus. watching very carefully and not shrugging this off is crucial, but i also think that when you see overreaction like you saw there you can see how that can backfire tremendously. we have never had a lockdown like that, and you can see why. anchor: but what about cities like philadelphia that are reintroducing mask mandates at this point? is that an overreaction? >> philadelphia has done something interesting, they have announced in advance very specific measures for when they will require masks indoors, so everyone knows what they are aiming for. that gives people a lot of information, so you do not have as much frustration that would come out of the capriciousness of some of these moves. they announced what they will do
and as they happen they do it. you can quibble about the various parts of what philadelphia does. for example,ou can test out of their vaccine requirements at some levels and not others, and that may not be wise. these could be evaluated as where they successful, it wasn't too much or too little? that is something that can be learned as we go, but they said to the population this is our goal and we are going to stick to that. anchor: but what is the goal at this point? we are entering the third year of the pandemic, we have got vaccinations, we are not seeing that spiking cases as of yet. at is the overall goal now? >> it depends on who you ask. there are certain things that are essential goals, and what those would be, essentially the elimination of an increase in
all cause of mortality. there can be a situation in which you have a small number of covid debts but no more deaths than usual and you could say these would have for other regions. to me, first one is is there excess mortality in your society that his sister were? coming out of omicron, right now we do not have excess mortality, but we are watching the search - - surge and with the surge it will return. it is not the same as what we saw at the peak of omicron. for others, it will be other hospitalizations. it is difficult to stake out with the goal is. when we have hospitals able to treat everybody and a vaccine for all you can change your posture, right now people under
five cannot get vaccinated. i am looking to the government to keep protections in place until we have vaccines for all. anchor: that is a goal in itself, dr. faust, thank you for joining me. in other news, police, the army, and scores of volunteers are searching for more missing people following floods in a south african province. nearly 400 people at been killed in the deadliest storms to hit the area in hundreds of years. elon musk's hopes of buying twitter and a setback, the current board of directors is taking action to fend off his hostile takeover by adopting a plan to make it difficult to increase his current stake in
the company. in algerian migrant is trying to prove his identity in belgium so he can claim a lottery win. the men but start -- scratch card that one a quarter of $1 million but the man not at the papers to open a bank account. he is hopeful the winnings will be handed over soon. brain tumors are the most common cancer killer in people under 40, but treatments have barely changed in years, and research into the condition has been limited. brain tumor patients at one of the u.k.'s leading hospitals are now having their entire dna sequence. the hope is tumor mapping will lead to more accurate diagnoses. a warning, this report contains images of brain surgery. >> i have a rough idea of what
is going to happen. correspondent: daniel is 34, is on his way to brain surgery. >> to be awake and having someone move around in my head. correspondent: daniel has a large brain tumor, the round, white area. to begin with, daniel is fully anesthetizedle surgeons remove part of his exposed he in up and must be kept awake. >> we just need to be careful at the back. correspondent: before removing each piece of tumor surgeons need to be sure it will not
affect his speech or ability to move his body. so at each step the team checks as responses. part of daniel's term will be sent for genome sequencing, it's entire dna will be mapped. >> we are looking at the abnormalities in the genes that cause the tumor in the first place so we are able to drill down to the tumors. correspondent: his future rests on what they find. dna sequencing use to months. now it can be done in days. at these labs near cambridge are u.s. biotech illumina. it reveals what is driving the growth of a patient's cancer.
just two weeks after surgery, daniel returns wh his brother to receive his results. >> this is a diagnosis that is treatable but not curable. this is something that will be life limiting. 50% of people survive for 15 years or more, but i think it is important you understand this is not something that is going to go away. >> wow, i do not know what to say. [laughter] correspondt: a few weeks later i joined daniel to watch his local football team. he used to play goal. now he gives advice from the touchline. >> life is short, so i want to
make the most of it. six weeks of radiotherapy fiv days a week. correspondent: more than 200 brain tumor patients are taking part in the research with the hope it may eventually yield new, personalized treatment which improve outcomes. anchor: no hope perhaps were victims of a devastating disease there. you would think the pastoral british countryside and the burning man festival would not have much in common. burning men is a freewheeling counterculture festival that takes place in the black rock desert in nevada, and rural england is as you can see behind me more gentile. some of the works from the desert have arrived in the english countryside. correspot:nd in the heat of the nevada desert they come in
the tens of thousands. burning men, and annual art and cultural festival which first began more than 30 years ago, creates a temporary city in the black rock desert. it is renowned for its huge sculptures, parties, and a focus on radical self-expression. it is in every way thousands of miles from here. this is the home of the duke and duchess, and they have decided to share the grounds for a while with some of burning men's most eye-catching attendees. >> burning men went to to put some of their art in a different landscape than what it is used to add we were thrilled because we love doing new things. i can see it out of my window. it will change. correspondent: this is the first
time that any artwork from burning men as been in the u.k. used to sheep and dear, for the next six months it will be home to creatures like this. benjamin has re-created recent artwork he featured a burning men using locally quarried stone. >> i had this idea for the upwards movement. i like to build at scale and bring the idea of risk and responsibility. correspondent: there will be 12 installations in total ranging from bears made of pennies to a military jet with handblown -- hand blown glass flowers. anchor: i wonder what people are going to make of that. it was 75 years ago today jackie
robinson became the first african-american player in major league baseball. he started his major league career back in 1947 and was a powerful figure in the civil rights movement. in honor of the anniversary, players across the league are wearing robinson's signature number, 42 for today's games. narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... narrator: financial services firm, raymond james. man: bdo. accountants and advisors. narrator: funding was also provided by, the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ ♪
judy: good evening. i'm judy woodruff "on the newshour" the fight rages on. explosions clo to kyiv rk the capital, while in ukrne itself, residents of mariupol shelter without food and other basic needs. >> i couldn't believe that -- >> we came to see our daughter, and the bombing started. we got in a basement, but my wife can barely walk. judy: then the saudi connection. a massive investment from crown prince raises questions about the ethics of jared kushner's post white house business dealings. and it's friday. david brooks and jonathan capehart discuss the ongoing war in ukraine and the potential