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chanting: no hate! no fear! muslims are welcome here! protests at new york'sjfk airport — and a legal challenge — as donald trump signs an executive order banning migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. this is wrong and we are going to fight it right here on the streets, we are going to fight it in court and... we are going to have extremes that in which we should have had in this country for many years. thank you, everybody. the move is criticised by the un and some european governments — canada's prime minister says those fleeing persecution will be welcome in his country. british prime minister theresa may signs a 125 million dollar defence deal on a visit to turkey. and tennis star serena williams breaks the record for the number of grand slams won in the professional era. hello and welcome.
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a number of foreign nationals have been detained at airports in the united states after president trump signed an executive order preventing refugees entering the country. the changes also mean citizens from seven muslim—majority countries will be denied visas for 90 days. speaking a short while ago the new president defended his hastily implemented order. opponents are taking legal action to try to overturn the provisions in the order. these are protests atjfk airport in new york — after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there. demonstrations are also taking place in chicago and other cities. and neighbouring canada says it will remain a safe have for those fleeing persecution. prime ministerjustin trudeau even tweeted this picture of himself with a syrian child refugee to emphasise that point. our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue reports. it's working out very nicely. you see it at airports. we are going to have a strict ban and extreme setting. we should have had it from any years. —— for many years. these are protests atjfk
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airport in new york — after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there. demonstrations are also taking place in chicago and other cities. and neighbouring canada says it will remain a safe have for those fleeing persecution. prime ministerjustin trudeau even tweeted this picture of himself with a syrian child refugee to emphasise that point. our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue reports. released after a night in detention, this man is one of the first to feel the bite at donald trump's crackdown on immigration. america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world. the man got his visa to come to america to come to 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, does not get it. this is wrong and we
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are going to fight it. right here on the streets, we're going to fight it in court and we're going to fight it in every place and in every corner of america. this is not who we are! the united states... is just a day since donald trump ended his first frenetic week by fulfilling his promise to impose tough new immigration rules aimed at predominately muslim countries. rules he says will keep america safe from terrorism. you see it at the airport, you see it all over. an externally she new vetting measures to keep islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. -- i'm out of the united states of america. —— i'm implementing. people from libya, sudan, libya, somalia, yemen, syria, iraq and iran, cannot enter the us for 90 days, even if they have a valid visa.
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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 indefinitely. this iraqi born software engineer has been advised to stay put. 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 that's how i ended up in boston. i wasn't planning to be in boston but i am now here. waiting to see what's going to happen without really a plan of where to go next. it has 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 is a move that could split families. there was a case where a wife was travelling back to iran to visit her sick father, leaving behind her husband and two—month—old son. now she is stuck in iran and cannot get back to see her family. again, went through the appropriate
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legal channels and car comeback to see herfamilies. legal channels and car comeback to see her families. —— legal channels and car comeback to see herfamilies. —— can't come back. 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. david willis joins us from washington. david, there has been reaction from iran and iraq. iraq are saying they may present american citizens from entering the country and therefore won't be able to join in entering the country and therefore won't be able tojoin in in entering the country and therefore won't be able to join in in the fight against isis. this is counter—productive, isn't it? fight against isis. this is counter-productive, isn't it? you would have thought so but meanwhile, resident bush seems to be making
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effo rts resident bush seems to be making efforts to find replacement allies, if you like. —— president bush. there has been an executive order that he has signed earlier today about defeating so—called islamic state. also issuing a read out at president trump's telephone conversation with vladimir putin in which it seems the two discussed defeat of islamic state and bringing peace to the syrian conflict. this, a sign perhaps, that donald trump really does want to get closer to vladimir putin and repair a relationship that soured of course under barack 0bama. david, a mini people are being affected by this temporary ban? —— how many people. tens or possibly hundreds of
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thousands of people. the most profoundly affected are those who are green card holders which means they are legally resident in the united states. they found themselves out of the country when the executive order was signed last night. the white house is saying that they will be allowed back on a case—by—case asus that it could take the whole of the 90 days for that to be actually happened. some of the people who have family here, studying, working here in the us, will be barred from reuniting with theirfamilies are will be barred from reuniting with their families are several weeks, if not months. david willis, from washington, thank you for now. frank gaffney is a trump supporter and president of the centre for security policy, a national security research organisation. he joins us on the line from washington. thank you for being with us. to you
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agree with the argument that you need moderate muslims to fight in theirfight against need moderate muslims to fight in their fight against extremism and this is purely going to alienate them and be it in terms of security towards the united states?” them and be it in terms of security towards the united states? i very much agree that we want, where we can, to partner with muslims who do not follow that the tapes of sharia which is the dock trend that —— doctrine. donald trump on the campaign trail is now planning to execute this temporary measure, trying to differentiate between those who are sharia supremacists andjihad is those who are sharia supremacists and jihad is from those that aren't. i think that's an eminently sensible thing given the threat. but this is
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a blanket ban and therefore it doesn't differentiate.” a blanket ban and therefore it doesn't differentiate. i think at the moment what it is is a temporary suspension of refugees or immigrants from these designated nations and what comes next, what ultimately is imposed on a more enduring basis remains very much to be seen. the policy approach is one that you indicated in your package, the president ran on it. i believed it is eminently sensible ink on grass to the policies of his predecessor —— in contrast. to the policies of his predecessor -- in contrast. we heard from somebody who had worked from —— worked for us forces in iraq. that seems counter—productive. worked for us forces in iraq. that seems counter-productive. it might seem so seems counter-productive. it might seem so and if he is not a jihadist it maybe he has been inconvenienced
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and in his case, he may have been admitted already into the country this is a question, as the president said in announcing this order, is long overdue. we have been entirely too indifferent to the reality that among others, the islamic state has indicated they are going to use these kinds of immigration flows. it is to bring in people who are either associated with itjihadist enterprise... we have enough of those folks in the country already. as the terrorist attacks have indicated. none of those countries have committed terrorist attacks on us soil in the last a0 years. president donald trump mentioned 911. the tac as they were from stadia —— the attackers from saudi
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arabia are not on the list. i'm not happy with that. i believe the countries that are on the list, you have framed your question very carefully, perhaps have not engaged attacks on americans here but i think engaged attacks on americans elsewhere. more to the point, the nations in which this notion of its sharia supremacists is the law of the land. ijust want sharia supremacists is the law of the land. i just want to sharia supremacists is the law of the land. ijust want to squeeze one more question in. the us intelligence agencies have actually been incredibly successful in preventing mass at tax like 911 but they have done this by courting the sympathies of moderate muslims and this ban is going to be completely counter—productive. this ban is going to be completely counter-productive. had wasn't really a question, was it? that was
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a statement. my view is different. i believe that the intelligence community in the united states as well as other agencies of the united states government, have been induced under both republican and democratic governments to look the other way on the problem which i hope mr trump will be addressing in the coming week which is there is still a form ofjihad. it is a precursor to the violent card. the muslim brotherhood it is prime mover. i believe they should be designated as a terrorist organisation. that has not done yet but i hope it will be coming. that is part of the larger picture. thank you for being with us. the un was quick to criticise the decision to prevent refugees from entering the us. pointing to america's long
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record of helping those in need of asylum. and in a call with president trump, french president francois hollande told him to respect the principle of ‘accepting refugees'. but british prime minister theresa may says it was up to america to decide its immigration policy. alex forsyth reports on the reaction in some of the countries effected by the ban. protection from the nation of foreign terrorists entering the united states. with a flourish of his pen another change. restrictions for refugees wanting to enter the us to stop, says president trump. i'm establishing a new vetting measures to keep radical islamic state terrorists out of the united states of america. we don't want them here. with that announcement, confusion.
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0n social media, reports of people being stopped at airports. 0ne 0n social media, reports of people being stopped at airports. one said an iraqi friend who once fled isis was sent back. indirect —— doha, people with visas were being returned. the father of former la times employee in iraq, reportedly turned back by us officials. what it means for some is still unclear. but, for the syrian refugees who fled war, there is no question. they're now indefinitely banned from entering the us and all other refugees are suspended for four months. like novena which is not her real name, a transgender woman who fled in iraq, persecuted for her sexuality, now living in leven on. —— lebanon. —— niveen. it is on hold. translation: the moment i heard the news, my dreams were shattered. my
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pa rents news, my dreams were shattered. my pa re nts wa nt news, my dreams were shattered. my parents want to kill. me i'm terrified they will find out where i am now. i hoped i would feel safe in the us, that i would finally be able to sleep in a country where i have rights and no one could hurt me. to sleep in a country where i have rights and no one could hurt me! this order will not only affect thousands of refugees but people who regulate travel to the us on visas. google has recalled its staff saying it is worried on the impact it may have. for some, rather than it is worried on the impact it may have. forsome, ratherthan improve security, this will only leave muslim community is more isolated. —— communities. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: and tributes to the british actor, sirjohn hurt, who's died at the age of 77. the shuttle challenger exploded soon after liftoff. there were seven astronauts on board, one of them a woman school teacher. all of them are believed
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to have been killed. by the evening, tahrir square, the heart of official cairo, was in the hands of the demonstrators. they were using the word "revolution". the earthquake singled out buildings, and brought them down in seconds. tonight, the search for any survivors has an increasing desperation about it as the hours pass. the new government is firmly in control of the entire republic of uganda. moscow got its first taste of western fast food, as mcdonald's opened their biggest restaurant, in pushkin square. but the hundreds of muscovites who queued up today won't find it cheap, with a big mac costing half the day's wages for the average russian. protests at new york's kennedy airport and a legal challenge as donald trump signs an executive order banning migrants and refugees
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from several muslim countries. the move has been criticised by the un and some european governments. canada's prime minister says those fleeing persecution will be welcome in his country. mr trump has held his first phone conversation with his russian counterpart, vladimir putin, since taking office. us officials described the hour—long call as a significant first step towards improving relations. according to the kremlin, the two men gave top priority to combining efforts in the fight against terrorism. 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
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the european union. 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 and feared after a coup that failed against him but she wants closer ties on trade and defence are also to make british concerns about his behaviour clear. i'm 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's a privilege to host prime minister theresa may here in turkey. we have had a meeting, a working lunch, and we i hope the discussions will be successful both of our countries.
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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 importance of human rights, though, she has showed 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. speaks turkish. and appeared alongside her counterpart to announce a deal where her british firm bae, will design turkish fighterjets. the start of a partnership that downing street hopes will bring in millions. 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
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agreed, this is all she would say. the united states is responsible for the united states' policy on refugees and the united kingdom is responsible for the united kingdom's policy on refugees. theresa may is following her own path around the world. she can't choose her fellow leaders but politicians, like the rest of us, are sometimes judged by the company they keep. in the last few minutes a spokesperson for the british prime minister has said again that the immigration policy of the united states is a matter for immigration policy of the united states is a matterfor the government of the united states, just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set out by our government. he added that the british government does not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one it will be taking. he said
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we are studying this new executive order to see what it means and what the legal effects are, in particular, what consequences are for uk nationals. if there is any impact on uk nationals then clearly we will make representations to the us government about that. the syrian military says after weeks of fighting with rebels it has taken control of an area that is the main source of water for damascus. state television said the national flag was now flying over the pumping facility in the wadi barada region. damage done to the pumping mechanism during the fighting has caused severe water shortages in damascus. activists monitoring the conflict say the army entered the area as part of a deal under which the rebels will either lay down their weapons or be evacuated. syrian football fans in aleppo have enjoyed the first top—flight match in the city after years of war. they watched local side al—ittihad beat their city rivals hurriya. there was no professional football in aleppo after it was divided
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in two between the army and rebel forces in 2011. but the government regained complete control of the city last month in a major offensive. in tennis, serena williams has won a 23rd grandslam title, a record in the professional era. she defeated her sister, venus, in the australian open final. serena now goes one ahead of steffi graf in all—time grandslam list. she paid tribute to her older sister after the match. playing venus is... it is stuff that legends are made of, you know? i could not have written a better story. i feel like it could not have written a better story. ifeel like it was could not have written a better story. i feel like it was the could not have written a better story. ifeel like it was the right moment and everything happened and... it has yet to set in. tributes have been paid
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to the british actor, been paid to the british actor, sirjohn hurt, who's died. he was 77. he won oscar nominations for his roles in midnight express and the elephant man. nick higham looks back at his career. the emperor has returned, with this in his hand! 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? and in the naked civil servant. i wear rouge, i wear mascara on my eyelashes, i dye my hair, i wear fla m boya nt 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.
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and i said "but it's not about homosexuality, 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? 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,
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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. sirjohn hurt who has died aged 77. a reminder of our top story: protests are taking place atjfk airport in new york. it's after refugees arriving in the us were held at airports after president donald trump issued an order barring migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. we have more on our website. new element make the weather is
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changing and we will be losing the wintry chill that has been with us for a while. we still have icy conditions, particularly across the northern parts of the country but we could see icy stretches almost anywhere to start sunday. a cold start to the day with rain moving in as we had through the course of the day, heading in from the south—west. many areas across the north of the country in particular below freezing first things in the morning. that means we could have slippery surfaces and icy conditions almost anywhere across the country. it is milder towards the south—west as the cloud creeps in here bringing an outbreak of rain. sunshine for much of scotla nd outbreak of rain. sunshine for much of scotland and northern england lasting for quite a part of the day in northern ireland and wales, central and south—western england we will see the rain heading in. mild as the two temperatures into double figures, particularly towards the south—west but a breezy at times as well. the far south—east and east anglia are likely to stay dry into the middle part of the afternoon but the middle part of the afternoon but the rain pours in across the
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midlands towards northern ireland. sunshine for northumberland and much of scotla nd sunshine for northumberland and much of scotland with a chance of wintry showers continuing up towards the northern isles. a lot going on in sunday. eventually that rain will move towards the east as we head into monday. we are left with a lot of cloud, low cloud, mist, fog and some freezing fog. still cold conditions across many in northern and north—eastern parts of the country, towards the south—west we have milder air heading in. a murky day on monday. a lot of cloud, freezing fog or fog day on monday. a lot of cloud, freezing fog orfog patches. later in the day we will see further outbreaks of patchy rain heading that way slowly eastwards mainly affecting the western part of the country. further east you will stay dry but also colder. six degrees in aberdeen and around 11 in plymouth. as we move through the latter part of monday into tuesday you can see the frontal system moving in from the frontal system moving in from the atlantic, slowly across the country because there is still pressure slowing things down. we are
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likely to see a spell of wet weather on tuesday moving in from the west a lot of cloud once again. low cloud, hills fog as well with that southerly breeze that temperatures will be much milder than we have been. into wednesday in the frontal system is lingering slowly across parts of the country. the next front and low pressure system waiting out in the winds. on wednesday another mild day at with cloud around. rain clearing towards the east and showers from the west. the milder and more settled week ahead. the latest headlines from bbc news. there have been protests atjfk airport in new york, and a legal challenge, after donald trump signed an executive order banning migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. iran called it an insult to the islamic world. president trump has defended his decision. he told reporters the executive order was working out very nicely and said extreme vetting should
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have been introduced in the us years ago. but there has been criticism from the un and some european countries british prime minister theresa may does not agree with the ban and will make representations if it hits britons, downing street has said. british prime minister theresa may has signed a $125 million defence deal on a visit to turkey. her office says could lead to multi—billion dollar contracts as britain prepares to leave the european union. now on bbc news, reporters.
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