tv World News Today BBC News January 28, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT
this is bbc world news today, broadcasting in the uk and around the world. i'm alpa patel. the headlines: let them in! protests at new york's kennedy airport and a legal challenge as donald trump signs an executive order barring migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. this is wrong and we're going to fight it, right here on the streets. were going to fight it the courts. travellers are prevented from boarding and some are detained after landing in america. iran calls it an "insult to the islamic world" and says it will do the same thing to americans. british prime minister theresa may signs a $125 million defence deal on a visit to ankara. tennis star serena williams breaks the record for the number of grand slams won in the professional era. hello and welcome.
a number of foreign nationals have been detained at airports in america. it comes after president trump signed an executive order preventing people seeking refugee status in the united states. well there's been a lot of reaction. these are the protests underway atjfk airport in new york, after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there. under the executive order, citizens from seven muslim—majority countries will be denied visas for 90 days. the countries include syria, iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, and yemen. specifically, the changes mean that the us will not take any refugees, from any country, for the next four months. the un and france have criticised the changes but president trump says they are need to stop islamic
terrorists from entering the country. one congresswoman has been voicing her concerns. nydia velazquez serves in the house of representatives. she spoke to reporters outsidejfk. my friends, it is a sad day for the american people. this is not who we are. this is an affront to our american values. here we are, the congressman and i and the advocates and the legal community, representing immigrants in this country and in new york city. this is a matter of life and death. can you imagine? two families, to individuals, who were granted legal visas to come in. —— two families, two individuals, who were granted legal visas to come in. that means that they were vetted before they left iraq.
these are people who worked and provided assistance to the us government. this type of action undermines our national security and donald trump, our president, doesn't get it. let's now go to new york where we canjoin bahman kalbasi from the bbc persian service. can you tell us more about why there are such large protests there? hundreds of thousands of people are going to be affected by this and many of them did not see this coming at all. i have been speaking to people since last night, really, hours after the executive order was signed by the president and people's
lives have been upended already. you have a number of people who are in the united states, especially if iranians, but also syrians and others of these seven countries, who are legally residing in the united states under a student visas, work visas, visiting, medical emergencies, all keynes, who have been abiding by the law and family members, who have similar visas, are travelling outside, i spoke to one gentleman who is working in the subway system, in fact, in new york, and his pregnant wife with a three—year—old are back in iran visiting family and she was about to come back and now she cannot. you cannot visit them yet because if he does he will be denied re—entry. they are here legally but because pa rt they are here legally but because part of their family is outside, they cannot be reunited. this is happening across the country in ——
to people that are of the background of these seven countries and they cannot be issued visas to re—enter the united states. add to that the confusion whether people with eating cards, —— permanent residency, people who have dull place you have their house and their life and their work here, who make the denied entry. some have, some haven't. some are to was that you saw in that clip, in the gfp airport being detained for hours, before being released. some still remain in detention. when you add that come you have a sizeable part of the population who is not allowed to travel in and out with certainty that they will be able to come back and the ones that have travelled are barred from coming back. we spoke with one lady who is teaching in the boston, an iranian american, has a ten—year—old, single mother, goes to germany for a conference, cannot
come back to america and her child is in boston. it is a chaotic and shocking situation for many of these people who have been affected by something that they did not see was even legal. thank you for that. david bier is an immigration policy analyst with the us think tank cato institute. there has been legal challenges mounted already. some people are saying that this is unconstitutional. what are your thoughts? it is my view that there is definitely illegal. under current law, the president is banned from taking into consideration nationality when issuing visas or denying entry to legal permanent rent —— residents are people who are coming here for permanent residency. under the current law, this would be an illegal action and i suspect that lawsuits will follow shortly. how
can this be challenged. i would be through the courts? will it be using legislation? i think you will have a lawsuit. the courts will decide whether the president has this authority. he claims that he does. in 1965 congress amended the emigration laws of the united states to make it clear that the president cannot discriminate on the grounds of nationality and i expect that a lawsuit from failed, courts have reviewed provisions similar less or actions somewhat less of an earlier presidents and have found them illegal. so i expect that this action will also be found be illegal and overly broad. president trump says that he is defending america from extremism. is that a legitimate defence. is that a legitimate defence? when you look at the
numbers, there has been no terrorist attack by any organisation or individual from attack by any organisation or individualfrom any attack by any organisation or individual from any of these seven countries that are banned, that has killed anyone in the united states over the last a0 years. so, the idea that this is targeting terrorism is just laughably absurd. they believe these measures will be overturned? yes, i do. these measures will be overturned? yes, ido. i these measures will be overturned? yes, i do. ithink these measures will be overturned? yes, i do. i think if the —— i think of the lawsuit is filed and when surely will be, you will see that the president will be denied the ability to carry out these actions. an immigration policy analyst. thank you for being with us. david willis joins us from washington. as remarkable for donald trump. what is the fallout from this? how are officials coping with the changes to these immigration laws? well, follett is being felt already out ——
already. some turned back on arrival. we have had about a dozen people, among them to iraqis, who we re people, among them to iraqis, who were blocked from coming into the country, detained by border and custom agents fear and instances around the nation, possibly this could affect many thousands of people attempting to come here, meanwhile, the white house pushing back or attempting to push back at some of the criticism, making the point that this is not a muslim ban. a senior official told media that this is basically a situation where a relatively small number of people are involved. he says that the us still has more foreigners, takes in more foreigners, than any other
country. these green card holders from the seven nations on that last well have to go through a case—by—case waiver interview in order to return to the united states. it is clear that those who we re states. it is clear that those who were out of the country when it donald trump announced this move last night will not be coming back here for 90 days at least. what has the reaction been from fellow republicans where you are? well, you a lot of them are publicly, at least, in favour of these measures. the house speaker paul ryan uploaded this move, saying it was time that these sort of restrictions, these loopholes, were taken to. there are those who are expressing disquiet privately and meanwhile we have had a lot of reaction, as you might imagine, from democrats. the senate minority leader chuck schumer said
that this, there would be tears running down the cheeks of the statue of liberty, one of the foundations of america. it's welcoming approach to emigrants has basically been left in the dust. thank you very much. the french president told president trump to respect the principle of accepting refugees. theresa may said that it was up to america to decide an immigration ‘s policy. alex forsyth reports. protection of the nation from foreign terrorists‘ entry into the united states. with a flourish of his pen, another sweeping change,
a halt on visas for people from seven mainly muslim countries, heavy restrictions for refugees wanting to enter the us, to stop, says president trump, another 9/11. i'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. we don't want ‘em here. with that announcement, confusion. 0n social media, reports of people being stopped at airports. one said an iraqi friend who fled isis was turned back. in doha, claims that iranians with immigrant visas were being returned to iran. in qatar, the father of a former la times employee in iraq reportedly turned back by us officials, what it means for some still unclear. but for the syrian refugees who fled war, there's no question. they are now indefinitely banned from entering the us, and all other refugees are suspended
forfour months. like naveen, which is not her real name, a transgender woman who fled iraq, persecuted for her sexuality, now living in lebanon. she was accepted for resettlement in america. that now, it seems, is on hold. translation: the moment i heard the news, my dreams were shattered. my parents want to kill me. i'm terrified they'll find out where i am now. i hoped i'd feel safe in the us, that i'd finally be able to sleep in a country where i have rights, and no—one could hurt me. this order will not just affect tens of thousands of refugees, but many across the middle east who regularly travel to the us on visas. google has recalled its staff, saying it's worried about the impact it may have. for some, rather than improve security, this will only leave muslim communities more isolated.
alex forsyth, bbc news, beirut. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: tributes to the british actor, sirjohn hurt, who's died at the age of 77. this is bbc world news today. protests at new york's kennedy airport and a legal challenge as donald trump signs an executive order banning migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. protesters have been gathered here all day. this is all to do with donald trump signing an executive order banning the and refugees from
several muslim countries. we will bring you much more on this in the coming hours. we will leave that for 110w coming hours. we will leave that for now and move on. the british prime minister theresa may and turkish president erdogan, have signed a $125 million defence agreement during talks in ankara. the deal to develop turkey's fighter aircraft could lead to multi—billion dollar contracts as britain prepares to leave the european union. mrs may pledged support in the face of a coup attempt injuly, but emphasised turkey's duty to uphold human rights. laura kuenssberg reports from ankara. a morning at the palace. the presidential palace. meeting a president used to doing, perhaps, whatever it takes to get his way. popular, feared too, after a coup that failed against him. but she wants closer ties on trade and defence, but also to make british concerns about his behaviour clear. i am proud that the uk stood with you on the 15th ofjuly last year in defence of your democracy. now it is important that turkey sustains that democracy
by maintaining the rule of law and upholding its international human rights obligations, as the government has undertaken to do. no mention of that for him. translation: it gives us great pleasure and it is a privilege to host prime minister theresa may here in turkey. we have had a meeting and a working lunch and the discussions, i hope, will yield success for both of our countries. just as theresa may was the first leader to enter the trump white house, she was today the first western leader to come to ankara since the attempted coup against president erdogan. she showed that she was unafraid to speak her mind. having delivered the message on human rights, the ceremonials could begin. the prime minister able to enjoy the parade and appeared alongside her counterpart, to announce a deal where british
firm bae will design turkish fighterjets, the start of a partnership that downing street hopes could bring in billions. but questions about her other new friend, president trump, followed her to turkey, after the american leader banned some muslims from entering the country. asked three times whether she agreed with president trump's ban, this was all that she would say. the united states is responsible for the united states's policy on refugees, the united kingdom is responsible for the united kingdom's policy on refugees. while marking the past, theresa may is following her own path around the world. she cannot choose her fellow leaders, yet politicians, like the rest of us, are sometimesjudged by the company they keep. now, sport. serena williams has thanked her big
sister venus after breaking the record for grand slam victories. the australian open was serena's 23rd major title, after beating venus in straight sets in the final, which serena said would not have been possible without the support of her sibling. tim hague has this report. this, a throwback final between two women who know each other inside out. clearly the case in the first set. five breaks were served and will venus, and our first set. five breaks were served and will venus, and ourfirst grandson failfor eight years will venus, and ourfirst grandson fail for eight years was always chasing her little sister, she gave as good as she got. our problem was that serena, despite the odd mishap 110w that serena, despite the odd mishap now that little bit more in command where it mattered most. the first five breaks went our way. one set ahead. and the second was equally
close. he has edged ahead on the service time. only four serena too much what some brawn and some brilliant. both of those were evident for the crucial break. what a winner that was. avoid sitting at a winner that was. avoid sitting at a separate the match, which is she achieved. she moves on to 23 grand slam titles. i really would like this —— to take this forward to congratulate venus. she is an amazing person. there is no way i would be at 23 without her. there is no way would be at one without her. there is no way i would have anything without her. she is my inspiration, the only reason i am standing here today and the only reason that the williams sisters exist, so thank you to venus. sibling rivalry, most definitely, someone sibling rivalry, most definitely,
someone love morsel. —— sibling love. it was ath round weekend in the fa cup, and it was a terrible day for liverpool at the end of an awful week. they've won the competition seven times, butjurgen klopp's side are out after losing 2—1 at home to english second—tier side wolves. that's three home defeats on the trot for liverpool and their managerjurgen klopp. you can imagine we think a lot before a game. it caused problems for as again. to have the ball, give it weak, beautiful, it is an open situation. of course, we could have defended better. i could look for excuses, one 01’ defended better. i could look for excuses, one or two things, but i don't want to. we should use this time to be disappointed, to be frustrated, to be angry about
ourselves, to be better next time. that is obviously the target. here's a quick rundown of some of today's other cup matches. and in the all premier league tie at st mary's, arsenal ran riot over southampton, 5—nil the final score. danny wellbeck scoring first on the quarter hour mark with a cool and classy finish. he then made it 2—nil, 7 minutes later after a brilliant long pass from alex oxlaide chamberlain. wellbeck helped out his england team mate theo walcott for the third, a few minutes before half time. and walcott added two more in the second half for his hat—trick. here are the other results involving premier league clubs burnely won two—nil at home to bristol city. antonio conte's chelsea thrashed brentford a—nil. manchester city beat crystal palace 3—nil at selhurst park. middlesbrough won one—nil against accrington stanley
tottenham came from behind and left it late to beat wycombe and non—league lincoln city caused one of the biggest upsets, they knocked out brighton who are top of the championship chasing promotion to the premier league. that is all the sport. tributes have been paid to the british actor, sirjohn hurt, who's died aged 77. he won oscar nominations for his roles in midnight express and the elephant man. nick higham looks back on a career that spanned more than six decades. john hurt, as the deranged roman emperor caligula in the bbc‘s i, claudius. but you ordered no triumphs. well, of course i ordered no triumphs! do you think i'd order triumph for myself? but you ordered us not to order any. yes, and you took me at my word, didn't you? typical! and in the naked civil servant. i wear rouge, i wear mascara on my eyelashes, i dye my hair, i wear flamboyant clothes, far more outre than those i am wearing now.
he was an unusual actor, instantly recognisable, yet never typecast. here, he played the notorious and flamboyant quentin crisp. people said it was a brave part to take on. many people said, "don't do that, you'll never work again", and so on. and i said, "but it's not about homosexuality actually, it's about the tenderness of the individual, as opposed to the cruelty of the crowd, really". his breakthrough had come in a man for all seasons in 1966, a small part in an oscar—winning film. what will you do with it? sell it. and buy what? a decent gown. he earned an oscar nomination himself for midnight express, in which he played a heroin addict in a turkish prison. i'm very pleased to meet you, mr merrick. and another for his performance as the hideously disfigured john merrick in the elephant man. like quentin crisp, merrick was an outsider ostracised by society. perhaps... this. late in his career, he reached new audiences in harry potter.
you're my future selves? both: yes! and in a guest appearance in doctor who. why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? in one of his last performances, he played a dying screenwriter, quoting lines from a famous dylan thomas poem. do not go gentle into that good night. old age should burn and rave at close of day. rage, rage against the dying of the light. today, his widow anwen called him "the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen, who touched all our lives with joy and magic". the weather is turning. overall, the
weather is looking spite. we have a and sun change. this is what we had today. this mass of cloud. sweet in parts of scotland and snow across the hell is. more cloud is coming m, the hell is. more cloud is coming in, but will not reach others until sunday. during the overnight period, a scattering of showers. down south, it will be to mail. four or five celsius in the early hours of sunday morning. on sunday morning, the clouds increase in the south—west and eventually we will get to rein into cornwall, the west country, wheels, belfast also, by early afternoon. this is what it looks like a roundabout three. temperatures at double figures. still pretty cold. picking a winner
for this mail diary two margin. in the north, a different story. newcastle, edinburgh, aberdeen, all these places enjoying sunshine. look out for those a/c stretches. sunday evening, a dampest not wet evening across many areas of england and wales. not in newcastle, which should stay dry. the weekend ahead is changeable. on pillars and wellingtons, but also some sunshine on the cards. not on monday. it is looking grey across the uk. a little bit of rain on and off as well, particularly western and southern areas. double figures in the south. when tuesday, finally that milbury reaches northern parts of the country also. could be heavy for a time. look at these temperatures. it
has been a while since we have seen 12 celsius, 12 or 13, maybe. on wednesday, bit of rain in the south—east and anglia, a bit of an eternity in the north—west, but overall, it is not looking back. —— bad. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines at 9:30pm: chanting: no hate, no fear - muslims are welcome here! demonstrations are taking place at new york'stk airport, where travellers have been detained following donald trump's latest executive orders which ban people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the us. iran called it an insult to the islamic world and says it will do the same to americans. travellers are prevented from boarding planes and some are detained after landing. the move has been criticised by the un and some european governments. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau says those fleeing persecution, terror and water will be welcome in his country. british prime minister theresa may has signed a $25 million defence deal on a visit to turkey. and