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this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at 10pm: there's confusion and anger at us airports where travellers have been detained following donald trump's order to restrict entry to people from seven mainly muslim countries. on a trade visit to turkey, theresa may refuses to join others voicing concern at president trump's measures. well, the united states is responsible for the united states' policy on refugees. the united kingdom is responsible for the united kingdom's policy on refugees. the president himself holds a day of phone calls with other world leaders, including vladimir putin. but there was no move to ease sanctions on russia. tributes are paid to one of britain's most respected actors, sirjohn hurt, who has died at the age of 77. also in the next hour,
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serena williams grabs the australian open title. she beat big sister venus to win her 23rd grand slam title. and we'll be taking a look at tomorrow's front pages, including the observer. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump has said an executive order to halt immigration from seven mainly islamic countries is not a ban on muslims entering the us. he's facing a growing backlash both at home and abroad over the decree,
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which has also suspended the entire refugee admissions programme for four months. refugees from syria have been banned indefinitely. mr trump says his order is designed to protect america from "radical islamist terrorists", but it's caused confusion and panic among travellers. new york'sjfk airport has been the scene of protests, after a number of refugees were detained there while in transit. civil rights groups have filed lawsuits demanding their release. a lawyerfor two iraqi men called the executive order ‘disgraceful‘. the president's order has attracted criticism around the world. iraqi mps have requested reciprocal measures against americans; iran has called the immigration ban an ‘insult to the islamic world.‘ the french president has urged mr trump to respect the principle of accepting refugees.
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and canada says it will continue to welcome those fleeing persecution. the president made several calls to world leaders this evening, including president putin. it's thought no mention of the sanctions on ukraine were mentioned in the call, though the two men did agree on the importance of restoring trade links between the us and russia. murtadha al—tameemi is an iraqi—born facebook software engineer who has been advised by his company's lawyers to stay put in the us. he explained how the order is already impacting on his life. there's still some confusion about what it exactly means. the initial interpretation that everybody has been adopting, which also makes sense given the text of the order, is that people from these countries are not going to be able to receive visas or be allowed entry into the united states. so if that is indeed true and it is what the text says, the effects of this on me personally are huge. so my family is currently living in canada and i go see them on a weekly basis. i spend holidays and weekends with them. they recently settled there as refugees, so i go there every week to see them and now, all of a sudden, if i go, i may not, i will not be able to go back and that could jeopardise my work in the us, my life in the us, or i would have to make the choice of not going to see them for however long this thing lasts and, as of now,
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it sounds as if the ban will be for 90 days initially. i had trips planned for yesterday and next week. i was going to go to africa for business and i had to suspend all my travel and basically just sit still and wait in boston. i wasn't planning on being in boston but i am now here and waiting to see what will happen without a clear plan for where we go next. earlier, i spoke to professor stephen vladeck from texas school of law for some insight into executive orders, what they mean, and how they work. the executive order is basically a command to the entire executive branch and this includes our immigration authority, our border patrol authority and all other executive branch officers that this is how our new president believes our laws should be interpreted and enforced. it is binding upon those lower
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executive branch officers all the way down to those customs and border agents at the airports, which is where we saw the chaos today. and what sort of status does it have? does it, for example, overrule the green card? so foreigners who have permanent residency status in the us. what sort of force does it have over a green card? it shouldn't have a lot of force. a green card is given by the executive branch but pursuant to authority from congress. an executive order is different. there are will be litigation and there have been cases filled today with regards to the green cards. even refugees who may not have much in the way of constitutional protection, but who at the very least have the right to relief from religious discrimination. do you expect a flurry
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of lawsuits now? —— do you expect a flurry of lawsuits now? as you say, we know that some have been filed. i think we are already seeing one major lawsuit filed this morning in the federal district court that coversjfk airport in new york. i think we will see more next week. it seems clear that the executive order, no matter what it has in the way of merit, is remarkably and distressigly overbroad. i think the real question is going to be whether the administration realises that it is just asking for trouble given just how sweeping and broad and unprecedented this order is or whether we'll see an effort to scale it back, perhaps to insulate it from the court challenges that are already underway and are certain to follow. the use of the executive order is always to an extent controversial, isn't it? yes, but it is always by degree. an executive order in many ways is just the president saying, "this is how i understand the authority i have under both statues that congress has passed
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under the constitution." so the real question any time you have an executive order is just how consistent the new policies are with what congress has authorised and what the constitution allows. in this case, the answer to that question is very much going to depend on exactly which classes of immigrants we are talking about, and exactly what constitutional protections the courts ultimately conclude that they have. i think there will be a lot of trouble in the courts before all is said and done. this might well be the first tussle that president trump has —— this might well be the first tussle that president trump has with courts and with congress. the first tussle and certainly not the last. it is worth noting that in that regard, particularly unrelated to president trump, there are several cases pending. i think there's going to be a huge referendum in the courts, perhaps on capitol hill and then ultimately wihthiin the executive
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—— perhaps on capitol hill and then ultimately withiin the executive branch, on just how far the president can go in the name of national security. let's keep in mind, the united states has been victim to a number of terrorist attacks on and since 9/11 and none of those attacks were committed by individuals from the seven countries listed in this order. so i think there is a long way to go for this administration to prove to congress, to the courts and the american people that if the real goal is counterterrorism, this kind of an extremely nationalistic and isolationist foreign policy is the right way to go. tributes have been paid to the actor sirjohn hurt who's died aged 77. he starred in around 200 films including harry potter and was nominated for an oscar for his roles in the elephant man and midnight express. sirjohn continued working despite despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and he recently starred as father richard mcsorley in jackie, the biopic of presidentjohn f kennedy's wife.
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caroline frost is the entertainment editor at the huffington post uk. just looking at his catalogue of successues, something like 120 —— just looking at his catalogue of successes, something like 120 film titles in total and it is a six—decade career. when you think of those great character roles from the 1960s and early 1970s, then to have this fresh hollywood career, taking on one of the great science—fiction roles as kain, alien‘s first victim and a rather —— kane. memorable, stomach—churning scene, every single person i have spoken to today has a separate favouritejohn hurt role
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that they claim for themselves. as you say, a character actor rather than leading man material. he was always the first to say he didn't have the looks fora leading man, but he did have the makings of a character actor. these things lend themselves to be more versatile career. —— these things lend themselves to a more versatile career. as well as that, he had this wonderful, distinctive, unique, instantly recognisable voice. indeed. he managed to reach a wide variety of audiences as well, didn't he? partly because of the length his career and then because of the variety of that he played. later on, as we said, he went to hollywood but ever since the 1970s and he's been balancing big screen roles with also great work on the london stage. he replayed quentin crisp. he made a return to that role
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and then there were these fresh, youthful audiences. even for doctor who fans, the most demanding audience of all, arguably, they didn't complain when he turned up in the 50th anniversary episode. he had a singular appeal. what is your favourite john hurt role? i feared that you would ask me that. they have been so many. i would have that my personal favourite was when he played bob champion in the early 1980s. somehow, he managed to touch the humanity and the epic nature of that real—life role. that is my particular favourite. i realise that everybody has their own. caroline frost speaking to me earlier. stay with us. kate silverton will be here next with a full round up of the day's news.
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chaos and confusion as america closes its borders to refugees and to citizens of a number of mainly muslim countries. donald trump's sweeping order means even lawful us residents may not be allowed to return if they leave the country. lawyers have launched a legal challenge while some politicians have condemned the move. this type of action underminds our national security and donald trump, our president, doesn't get it. britain signs a £100 million defence deal with turkey as theresa may warns president erdogan to uphold human rights. serena williams becomes the most successful female player of the open era, beating her sister venus to take her 23rd grand slam title. and, after a career spanning six decades, tributes power
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and, after a career spanning six decades, tributes pour in to the acclaimed actor sirjohn hurt who's died. good evening. there's been chaos and confusion at airports around the world tonight after america closed its borders to refugees and to citizens of seven mainly muslim countries. some travellers have already been held at us airports — while others were barred from boarding planes. president trump's sweeping executive order means even some lawful us residents may be banned from returning to the united states if they travel abroad. mr trump said the move would keep out radical islamic terrorists but civil rights campaigners say its unconstitutional and have
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launched a legal challenge. our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue reports. released after a night in detention, hameethalid darweesh is one of the first to feel the bite of donald trump's crackdown on immigration. america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world. mr darweesh got his visa to come to america on the very day donald trump was inaugurated. he worked for a decade as an interpreterfor the us military in iraq and was awarded a special immigration visa for those who had served. his release followed lobbying by human rights groups and a member of congress. donald trump, our president, doesn't get it. this is wrong and we're going to fight it, right here on the streets, we're going to fight it in court and we're going to fight it every place and in every corner of america. this is not who we are. it's just a day since donald trump
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ended his first frenetic week by fulfilling his promise to impose tough new immigration rules aimed at predominantly muslim countries. rules he says that will keep america safe from terrorism. i am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. we don't want ‘em here. people from libya, sudan, somalia, yemen, syria, iraq and iran cannot enter the us for 90 days, even if they have a valid visa. all refugees will be kept out for 120 days with the annual limit of around 100,000 halved in future. syrian refugees will be barred from america indefinitely. this iraqi—born software engineer has been advised to stay put. i had trips planned for yesterday and next week that i was going to go
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to africa for business and i had to suspend all my travel and basically just sit still and that's how i ended up in boston. i wasn't planning to be in boston, but i am now here and, you know, waiting to see what's going to happen without really a plan for where to go next. it's also emerged that people with a green card could also be banned from those seven named countries, despite the fact that the card gives you rights to employment and residence in the us. it's a move that could split families. there was one case where a wife was travelling back to iran to visit her sick father, leaving behind her husband and their two—month—old son and now she is stuck in iran and cannot get back to see her family again. donald trump's immigration policy has brought condemnation from human rights groups and political opponents but his tough rhetoric was one of the most important factors in his election victory and he seems determined to follow through with it.
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gary o'donoghue is in washington for us. i suppose the big question is can he really achieve what he is setting out to do? well, first it was the visa and refugee ban, then we learned it was green cards, as well. now we are learning that it is people with dual nationality who are potentially going to be affected by this ban. so, for example, if you have a british passport and an iraqi passport, you won't be allowed to come into this country on your british passport for the next 90 days. of course that will put pressure on people like theresa may who said these rules are purely a matter for the united states. meanwhile, donald trump himself, he says that this is not a muslim ban, he says it is working out very nicely indeed. we will see if he faces nicely indeed. we will see if he fa ces a ny nicely indeed. we will see if he faces any legal challenges in the days and weeks ahead. thank you. well, the prime minister theresa may today repeatedly refused to condemn
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president trump's immigration policy. she was speaking during a visit to turkey where she announced a £100 million deal to develop turkish fighterjets. from ankara, our political editor laura kuenssberg sent this report. 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 15th july 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's a privilege to host prime minister theresa may
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here in turkey. we have had a meeting, a working lunch and 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 has today become the first western leader to come to president erdogan‘s golden palace in ankara high up on the hill since the attempted coup against him. urging the importance of human rights, though, she has shown she was unafraid to speak her mind. having delivered her message on human rights, the ceremonials could begin. the prime minister able to enjoy the parade and appear 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,
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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 she would say. well, the united states is responsible for the united states 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 can't choose her fellow leaders, yet politicians, like the rest of us, are sometimesjudged by the company they keep. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, ankara. tributes have been paid to the actor sirjohn hurt, who has died at the age of 77. he'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer. his career spanned over six decades and more than 120 films — including the elephant man, alien, and harry potter. his widow said he was the most
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sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of men. nick higham, looks back at his life. 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, it's about the tenderness of the individual,
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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? 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
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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 sirjohn hurt who has died aged 77. with all the sport here's lizzie greenwood—hughes at the bbc sport centre. thanks very much. good evening. serena williams has become the most successful tennis player in the modern era. she beat her sister venus to win the australian open, her 23rd grand slam title. katherine downes reports. in the field of sporting achievement she now stands alone. this latest victory a defining chapter in the legend of serena williams, the twist in the tale only her sister could deny her a record 23rd grand slam. in the first game it looked like serena had left any sisterly
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sentiment in the locker room. sdmrp but venus had her own fairytale to write, 36 years old, back from career—threatening illness, now with a chance of another grand slam title eight years since her last. after that initial frustration, though, and a replacement racquet, serena began to settle. and rediscovering that devastating first serve. she took the first set. venus made her little sisterfight for her piece of history. but in the end serena powered her way into the record books. finally, number 23. there it is! serena is the history—maker but for the past two decades she and venus have revolutionised women's tennis. she's my inspiration, she is the only reason i am standing here and the only reason the williams sisters exist, so thank you for inspooring
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smee, venus. the record-broken, she has nothing left to prove but being serena there will be much more to come. the fourth round of the fa cup has caused quite a few upsets. match of the day follows the news, so if you want to wait for the results, then you need to avert your attention now. the seven—time winners liverpool are out. they were beaten 2—1 by wolves, who play in the championship. non—league lincoln city's fa cup adventure continues, they're into the last 16 after beating championship leaders brighton. in the other games, oxford united knocked out newcastle. chelsea, manchester city, middlesbrough and arsenal but spurs had to rely on a very late stoppage—time goal to beat league two's wycombe. rangers are back up to second in the scottish premiership after beating motherwell 2—0 in a heated game at fir park. there were also wins for kilmarnock and stjohnston. one of the country's best known jump race horses, many clouds, died today shortly after winning a feature race at cheltenham.
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the 2015 grand national winner had just beaten the favourite, thistlecrack, to win a warm—up for the gold cup, the cotswold chase. but he collapsed and died moments later. british boxer lee selby was close to tears after his ibf world title fight was called—off because his opponent failed to make fight requirements. meanwhile, carl frampton still tops the bill at the boxing spectacular in las vegas tonight. the northern irishman is defending his wba world featherweight belt in a re—match with and british snowboarder katie ormerod has claimed bronze nonthe slopestyle at the x games in as pen, colorado. that's the sport. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me, goodnight. good evening. it is trying to warm
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tomorrow, the weather is looking split. we have rain and sunshine and the forecast. this is what we had today, this mass of cloud. more cloud is coming in. that won't reach others until sunday, though. during the overnight period, we are talking cloud increasing in the south—west and eventually, we get the rain into cornwall and the west country, wheels, belfast also by early afternoon. this is what it looks
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like, with double figures temperatures. still pretty cold, taking a well for this mail there are two margin. as for the north, a different story. sunshine and a crisp day after a bitter frost first thing in the morning. sunday evening, a dampest not wet evening across many areas of england and wales. not in newcastle, though. it should stay dry. the week is changeable. umbrellas and wellingtons, but also some sunshine on the cards. monday is looking grey across the uk, some mist and fog hanging around it through the course of the afternoon. little bits and pieces of rain of —— on and off. double figures in the south, still a little and off. double figures in the south, still a little on the
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cold side. on tuesday, that milbury reaches northern part of the country. there will be rain with that. look at these temperatures. it has been a while since we saw this high. on wednesday, perhaps a little bit of rain. overall, in between it is not looking bad at hello, this is bbc news with me, reeta chakra barti.
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