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and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. announcer:nd now, "bbc world news". >> hello, thise source. at least 1000 people have been killed in an earthquake in afghanistan. rescue teams are combing the rubble for survivors. homes have been buried. whole villages are in ruins. >> it was midnight when this quake struck. the kids and i screamed. one of our rooms was destroyed. our neighbors screamed and we saw everyone's ruins. >> with afghanistan's health stem on the brink, the taliban appeals for emergency shelter and food. our correspondent is in the worst hit area.
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>> terrible news that hundreds of families left homeless by this earthquake. >> russian forces continue their advance on ukrainian held towns in the dundas. we joined a group of volunteers rushing to evacuate civilians. after a three year hiatus, the iconic music festival opens its gates and buttons back fans. ♪ we started in afghanistan where a powerful earthquake has killed at least 1000 people, it has left hundreds injured. it is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country in 20 years. it hit overnight and southeast of the country. tremors we felt as far as pakistan and india. this, as the head of the
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provincial health body there. >> most of o people injured under the building. dead bodies and injured persons are increasing all the time. >> this is the scene at a local hospital. afghanistan's health care system is already at breaking point. there has been a shortage of medical supplies and a lack of facilities for months. we know the damage is huge, these pictures so -- pictures show some of the aftermath. rescue teams are still searching for people buried underground. we have been hearing from some survivors. >> it was midnight when this
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quake struck. the kids and i screamed. one of our rooms was destroyed. our neighbors screamed and we saw everyone's ruins. >> it was about midnight. it dtroyed the houses of our neighbors. there were many dead and wounded. they sent uso the hospital. i saw many dead bodies. >> earthquakes in afghanistan has caused particular damage to rural areas because buildings tend to be unstable or poorly built. in the past 10 years, 7000 people have been killed in earthquakes in afghanistan. the country sees an average of 560 deaths a year from earthquakes. >> the area in the southeastern region of afghanistan lies on a fault line and it has alway
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been prone to earthquakes. this is probably one of the deadliest in modern history. we have seen a quick response from the taliban defense ministry, commissioned six helicopters, deployed them between the areas, and shifting patients to kabul. >> there's been plenty of international reaction. this is the pope. >> i express my sympathy to the injured and thosaffected by the earthquake and i pray in particular for those who lost their lives and their families. i hope that with everyone's help, the sufferi of the afghan people can be alleviated. >> this earthquake is another challenge facing afghanistan. let's put that into context. 93% of all households in afghanistan face a high level of
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food insecurity. access to basic services is also a struggle. the world health organization estimates that 18.1 million people are in need of health services. the message from the world food program, afghanistan is among the world's worst humanitarian crises if not the worst. the impact of this earthquake will be particularly devastating. >> it is another catastrophe that is hitting rural communities who are already suffering multiple difficulties such as the drought, the economic shot -- economic shock. this situation is already concerning and this is an aggravating factor. it will take months for the community to recover and the humanitarian community will have to be alongside them. >> our correspondent has
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traveled to the scene of the quake. he gave us this update in the last hour. >> the situation is looking more dire here. we have seen heavy rain, cold weather, hail even. hundreds of families have been left homeless. that is making the situation were difficult for the rescue efforts which are still ongoing. many people are suspected to be trapped under the rubble. that is going to be all the more challenging. i was speaking to some people in the hospital, some survivors. they were telling me 90% of their homes and villages have been destroyed. this looks to be the start of a major crisis. >>harles is the national director of world vision afghanistan. >> it is a drastic vision on the ground.
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people have been suffering with frequent drought and conflict and now with the economic problems. this is an added challenge to them and this is the second earthquake in afghanistan. this is a continuous thing that afan people are suffering. the numbers are going to increase. i'm se the numbers are going to increase. >> talk to me about the difficulty of accessing remote areas and unlimited facilities within afghanistan to rescue people. >> most of the remote areas have no roads. it is tough to travel into remote areas. there are no transport facilities and no communication facilities. even to communicate with people, it is going to be difficult and reaching reme area starting this earthquake will be
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terrible. challenge to reach remote areas. with the earthquake, it is going to be difficult. >> the death toll is so significant. the nature of the buildings, wheat buildings, week buildings, ones that are poorly built, and that meets the problem worse, doesn't it? >> yes, the structures. it is a poor quality buildings, which has contributed to this. we have to understand that this points out there is so much to do in this country, disaster preparedness. so we need to really take note of this. >> even those who are able to make it to what hospital facilities are available, this is a country that is facing huge pressures on its infrastructure. what might those people expect to find if they make it to medical assistance? >> the medical facilities are
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having very poor quality of medicines and lack of medicines, lack of doctors. this is going to be difficult to save people even if they are shifted to hospitals. the health care in afghanistan has gone down because of the economic cris and there is no assistance available. it is going to be a huge crisis. i fear how many people can be survived even when they are shifted. ♪ >> in ukraine, russian forces are continuing their offensive in the eastern region. two cities have become tocus of the fighting. almost all of sievierodonetsk is under russian control. fighting continues i parts of the city where ukrainian forces are holding out. a neighboring city is being shelled with russian troops
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believed to be less thatwo miles from the city limits. officials say up to 8000 civilians remain trapped. r international correspondent and video journalist joined volunteers rushing to get people out. >> on the road to war, ukraian tanks heading towards the city, laden with troops. we follow a team of volunteers risking their lives to get others out. along the way, they stopped for a daily ritual, praying t god to keep them safe. inside the city, the hallmark of russia's invasio destruction,
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which comes without warning. this sll exploded in front of our convoy. without the pause for prayer, we would have been in its path. >> something landed very close so we are going to check out what the situation is. it has been lending very close. it is very dangerous. >> inside, claudia grabs if you documents as hurt -- katya grabs a few documents as her son becomes homeless. [explosins] >> they are leading with next to nothing. one more family uprooted, like millions oukrainians.
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now, we reize there will be no happy ending here, she says. after the shell fella just outside our yard yesterday, we lost -- fell just outside our yard yesterday, we lost all hope of being able to save ourselves without help. help comes from anton, he cofounded the aid group base you a with friends. they have been doing rescue missions on the front lines. they bring out sasha, a suspected stroke victim who has had no medical help for five days. sasha, don't be scared, says a relative. everything is going to be fine. but sasha can no longer speak. are you worried that a lot of people that will be left behind, that it will be too late?
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>> i know for sure they will be left behind. i know that street fights will happen here for weeks or months. these people should not stay behind, but they will, and many will die or stay under horrible circumstances. >> those who remain are witnessing the death of their city. this was aommunity art center. this person is being hollowed out by loss. and by anguish. a father cries out over the body of his adult son, killed recently in the fields near home by what looks like a russian cluster bomb attack. some still have time to grab their belongings and flee with their children. like mina, a mother of four,
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touching her toddler. sh and her father -- her family have just emerged from a basement. her 12-year-old is old enough to help with bags and upsell -- and understand adult worries. it is all too much. nina says she tries to calm the younger ones by telling them it will be ok. another family has been loaded into the truck, another family saying goodbye to their home and their lives. the light is fading, there is not much time to evacuate more people tonight and the sound of explosions is getting louder and closer. they were driven away to relative safety at sunset.
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the russians are closing in. >> stay with us. still to come, we turn to the cost of living crisis in the new k where prices of everyday essentials are rising at the fastest rate in 40 years -- the u.k. where prices of everyday essentials are rising at the fastest rate in 40 years. an independent appeals board h received one million complains over removed posts since it will set up to tackle online harm in 2020. the board has released its first annual report. >> the idea is it is independent, it is made up of activists, journalists, academics, it is paid for by meta but they insist they are independent and meta as to do what they say. the idea is you can report
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anything, your own content or somebody else's content, and if you feel meta has made a decision that is not fair, the board had one million reports since it was set up in october 2020. it decided to look at 20 of them as an example, it picked once thatere typically problematic. one example was a picture of a woman's breasts that was removed but the post was about breast cancer symptoms. meat -- meta removed i and was overruled by the board. there are signs that it does have some power and clout. ♪ >> we are live in the bbc news from, u.n. agencies say they are struggling to get emergency shelter and food to southeast afghanistan we are an earthquake has killed 1000 people.
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the cost of living pressures are being felt in every corner of the world. in the u.k., prices are rising at their fastest rate in 40 years driven by the cost of petrol, energy, and food. while you can inflation edged up to 9.1%, the bank of england has warned inflation will hit 11% this year. the chair of a supermarket chain said the cost of living crisis has led some shoppers to tighten their belts. >> we are seeing a change in behavior. this is the first time consumers are seeing significant inflation in 40 years. it has come as a nasty surprise and they are worried because we do that on it and contractor bases every month and finding that nine out of 10 customers are worried about their incomes, worried about the future, worried about what might happen so they are cutting back their baskets, the are eating more sensibly, and cutting out some treats. >> that is causing a headache
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for the government. a poll found that 65% of peopl said misters should commit more money to the problem. 15% think the current sport is about right. 12% said too much has been spent. boris johnson was asked about it by mp's. >> families are seeing their incomes squeeze as prices rise. after 12 years in government, the tories have left the u.k. economy in the doldrums and pushed millions into poverty. can i ask the prime minister, does he think his government bears any blame for the fact that the united kingdom is dng so much worse than our european neighbors? >> actually, i think the whole house knows we have a global inflationary problem but this government has the fiscal firepoweto deal with it.
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at is a benefit to the whole of the united kingdom. >> economists says inflationary pressures have been building for some time. >> economies around the world opened up, particularly last summer, we were going to see a shortage of some goods which are likely to increase inflation. alongside that, we had demand for gasoline worldwide as countries look to decarboning her economy which pushed up inflation. it is easy to say with hindsight , i think there was some expectations that we would see inflation increasing given supply chain disruptions, but maybe a year or two ago, nobody thought it would move this high. >> the problem is not just in the new k inflation is running hot in the u.s. as well. it is at a 40 year high. the federal reserve made its biggest interest rate rise in decades to combat that.
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petrol prices are stubbornly high. here is president biden. >> my message is simple, to the companies running gas stations and setting those prices at the pump, this is a time of war, global peril. these are not normal times. brindown the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product. do it now, do it today. your customers, the american people, they need relief now. >> for more on what president biden had to say, our reporter is in washington. >> president biden wants to spend federal gas taxes -- want to spend federal gas taxes to combat fuel prices and provide relief for families. what does that look like? it means fuel prices would go down by $.18 per gallon. the national average right now
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is five dollars per gallon. he wants to do thabecause inflation, the increase in the cost of living, is at its highest level in four decades in the u.s. presidentiden said that was mainly due to global oil shortages because of russia's war in ukraine, but also because businesses are recovering from the economic impact of covid-19. there is speculation in e u.s. that this is a symbolic gesture by the president to combat his low approval ratings and that is because the reality is he would struggle to get this through congress, because republicans are against it, some of his own party are against it and that is because in the grand scheme of things, this does make a small material difference and does not get to the heart of the problem. >> it does underline how difficult it is for politicians to come up with any help given that these are global problems. energy prices soaring because
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that war in your cane -- in ukraine. >> i think given some of the speculation about this being a symbolic gesture, on the oer hand people will say and little helps this summer. this is a global problem and this is just one way of easing some relief temporarily to help families. >> americans are not used to hi gas prices. it is a country that loves its big cars. you might see why president biden would target gas tax, but it is a difficult tax for everyone to swallow. >> definitely. it is the summer season, families will be traveling in the next few months. it has come at that time. ♪ >> the glastonbury festival has opened after a three year break because of the cod pandemic.
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200,000 people will head to the site over the next few days. evens are going to be headlined by billie eilish, paul mccartney, and kendrick lamar. performances will begin on friday. our reporter is there. >> 8:00 this morning, michael opened the doors, he led tens of thousands of people in and said this is going to be the greatest show in town. it is difficult to give you a sense of the scale. there is that famous pyramid stage. there are 8.5 miles upper limit offees. 200,000 people are coming here over the next few days. it feels like most of them are in already. they're are big headliners, you have hundreds if not thousands of fans as well. what is it like to play at less than vera lapko please say hello to bobby. you have been playing here for six or seven years. what is it lik >> it is indescribable but i
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will do my best. it is like 10 festivals merged with 10 other festivals with 20 other festivals as a desert. you think, this must be the end of it, is unbelievable. >> what does it do for the band? >> it is like a certification of approval from glastonbury. all of the artists tplay are absolutely supreme, down to the cafe bars that have one person playing. everyone is a stellar artist and we are proud to be one of them. >> three years ago, you tried and succeeded to be the first band to play at the bandstand stage on the wednesday afternoon. they are not doing it on the opening day but you have something special. >> that is true. not opening the festival this year, but during lockdown, we were lucky to play the virtual version.
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i think we are going to be the first band playing a stage that has played virtually first. that should be intesting. >> in terms of meeting other musicians, what does it mean for you mixing with other musicians year it is the cream of the cream. >> it gives you opportunities to mix with other performers that he would not normally spend a lot of time with. a lot of time, you are running around, but everyone makes an effort to stay a little longer at blasting very. -- at glastonbury. it also throws up situations like when we do a mashup dj set, we are trying to play along and it works surprisingly well. it is that kind of thing, meeting people you can collaborate with in weird ways. >> steve with the best job in the business right now. the weather forecast is good.
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