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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm tom donkin. build a ball, we'll tear it down! protests in new york and a legal challenge, after donald trump signs an executive order banning migrants and refugees from several muslim countries. the british prime minister and the turkish president have signed a $125 million defence agreement during their talks in ankara. hello. a number of foreign nationals have been detained at airports in the united states. it comes after president trump signed an executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the country. we've seen a lot of reaction to the decision. there were protests atjfk
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airport in new york, after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there. meanwhile, neighbouring canada says it will remain a safe haven for those fleeing persecution. under the executive order, citizens from seven mainly muslim countries will be denied visas for 90 days. our correspondent in washington gary o'donoghue reports. released after a night in detention, hameethalid darweesh 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. mr darweesh 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... it's 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. i'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. we don't want them here. 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. all refugees will be kept out for 120 days, with the annual limit of around
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100,000 halved in future. syrian refugees will be barred indefinitely. this iraqi born software engineer has been advised to stay put. i had in fact 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 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 two—month—old son. and now she is stuck in iran and cannot get back
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to see her family. again, went through the appropriate legal channels, is a permanent resident and green card holder and can't come back to see her family. 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. gary 0'donoghue, bbc news, washington. the british prime minister theresa may and the turkish president have signed a $125 million defence agreement during their talks in ankara. the deal to develop turkey's fighter aircraft could lead to multi—billion dollar contracts. this at a time when britain prepares to leave 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, feared too, after a coup that failed against him.
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but she wants closer ties on trade and defence but 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 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 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.
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having delivered her message on human rights, the ceremonials could begin. the prime minister able to enjoy the parade. speaks turkish and appear 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 could 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 agreed with president trump's ban, 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. while marking the past, theresa may is following her own path
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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. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, ankara. this is bbc world news. wildfires in chile are now known to have claimed several lives and homes. while protests take place in new york over the executive order signed by president trump, canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau welcomed those fleeing conflict, even as canadian airlines said they would turn back us bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban imposed by the us. 0ne canadian, however, thinks that there is nothing wrong with improving vetting measures before letting migrants enter. alex pierson is a journalist based in toronto. thanks very much forjoining us. do
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you agree with the full extent of president trump's measures? i'm not sure we can actually comment yet because we haven't seen the full implementation of them. there's so much to unpacked. it has caused a lot of concern. at first blush from the media coverage everyone has gone into hysteria over this, but the reality is, and i can speakfor canada, we already have strict immigration laws and vetting procedures in place. not everyone who wants to come here can have here. you have to have a job, money and relatives, so we doesn't guarantee that you will get in, but in the case of the us, given some of the terror activity in the countries that have been mentioned, yemen, somalia, iraq, iran, this is what donald trump campaigned on and this is what those who got him into office wanted. and he is not the first president to do this.
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president 0bama in 2011 put in travel restrictions from iraq and had implemented travellers who travelled through the same types of regions that is the trump has singled out also would not be able to come. there was very little push back at that time, but trump is who he is and gets a lot of attention and now we are where we are today, which i think at this point in time isa which i think at this point in time is a lot of confusion about what it actually means. indeed, muddy waters. let's move to the us in a minute and let's go to your country, canada, because justin minute and let's go to your country, canada, becausejustin trudeau said on twitter, welcome to canada, he used the hashtag. he said to those fleeing persecution and war, canadians will welcome you regardless of your religion. what's your reaction? justin trudeau put that out on twitter and it makes for great fodder and it's a populist
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thing to say, but the reality is we need the to make sure that whoever we bring in from these regions do well and actually can make a life in canada. we allow 115,000 refugees in and it became a big part of an election campaign. a lot of rhetoric. i think the liberal government, which is in charge now, made a lot of promises that were too fast, we didn't have the vetting procedures in place and lead people toa procedures in place and lead people to a lot of concern, like we are seeing now. that we were letting too many people in from war—torn regions in syria, terrorist countries, without having the proper instrument in place to vet these kinds of people. there is no question both canada and the us are generous when it comes to letting people in and, no, canada will not turn away refugees, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be screening them. we have an interesting debate going on in canada right now about selecting a new leader for the conservative party and that is one candidate who
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is looking at canadian values and overwhelmingly polls show that canadians do want to make sure that those coming to our country share canadian values, things like do you participate in or believe in sharia law? because we don't buy an large wa nt law? because we don't buy an large want that coming to our country. we wa nt want that coming to our country. we want those who are coming into have a fighting chance to do well, be able to contribute to society. so i think when it comes to extreme vetting i think we have to wait and see what that means, but let's not make any mistakes. in canada and the us we already have very, very strict immigration laws. we don'tjust let anybody in. you have to have certain areas that you qualify for. and i'll add to that, i think there are questions and certainly mr trump has pointed out that we will take those, on the united states would take those, who are being persecuted in these regions, like the christian yazidis who have been targeted for death. and a lot of people in canada
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and the us question why they aren't coming in first. we are letting in people who may not be in imminent danger, as opposed to those who are facing certain genocide. it is difficult. people say donald trump is an bling out christians over muslims is clear discrimination. —— singling out. what is happening in the us could be counter—productive to fighting terrorism. former president 0bama underscored that muslims in america had an important role in fighting extremism, so having a blanket down is counter—productive. having a blanket down is counter-productive. you accept that? take iran as a particular example. there are jews and take iran as a particular example. there arejews and christians who live in that region who are also facing an uncertain future with this particular ban in place. i wouldn't say it's a band, i would say it's a temporary hold. we're not certain how long this will last, but i think
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it is to put in increased vetting procedures. but at the end of the day i don't think the us is going to stop being a generous nation. let's not underestimate how generous they are. “— not underestimate how generous they are. —— in allowing people to come in and helping other people. the same as canada. but it's a fact that donald trump will lower the quotas of people who will come in after all of people who will come in after all of the dust settles on this. certainly for 90 days in some areas, but the refugee situation in syria, that has been pointed out, that's indefinite. but i do get the sense that he will maybe placed those facing certain genocide, and that does include muslims, but certainly the christian yazidis, the getting in here, because i think they have been pushed to the back of the line as far as been pushed to the back of the line as farasa been pushed to the back of the line as far as a lot of people are concerned right now. i think right 110w concerned right now. i think right now people have to take a breath and see what happens. there's certainly a lot of rhetoric out there, of it is false, some of it is true. until
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i've unpacked this entirely and see the full picture on going to hold my breath on this, because a full ban on muslims, i mean, that is simply wrong. but let's see what they do and see how far this and actually reaches. as i understand, governors and certainly the secretary of state will be able to use a case—by—case basis in determining who comes in and who doesn't. but it certainly has caught the attention of the world. but, again, how come no other president who did this in the past, includingjimmy president who did this in the past, including jimmy carter, nixon, president who did this in the past, includingjimmy carter, nixon, bush, clinton, they also put in place travel bans at certain times. it seems donald trump, maybe because he isa seems donald trump, maybe because he is a little bit more outspoken, it certainly has caught the attention and emotion of people all across the world. really good to get your thoughts. that was alex pierson, a journalist based in toronto. some breaking news connected
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with this story from reuters. a federal us judge has granted emergency state to temporarily allow people who landed in the us with valid visas to stay there in the country. that is breaking news that we are receiving. we are looking now at images from jfk where people are protesting the executive order. and i will repeat, breaking news from reuters. in the usjudge has breaking news from reuters. in the us judge has granted breaking news from reuters. in the usjudge has granted permission for people who have already allowed landed in the united states with temporary visas to stay in the country. ajudge temporary visas to stay in the country. a judge has temporary visas to stay in the country. ajudge has granted
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temporary stay for people with a valid visa to stay in the united states. the reaction from european and middle east and governments has been almost entirely negative. the iranian government no longer will offer visas to americans in retaliation. parties on the right, however, are in support. an annual rally in athens. around 800 greek nationalists gathered to denounce turkey amid the european union and migrants. they like the sound of president from's new immigration controls. our country is an open field. there are one come whenever they want and they can leave whenever they want. we would like to follow a policy like donald trump is doing in the united states right 110w. doing in the united states right now. the leader of the dutch party for freedom, geert wilders, also
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gave this support for the policy. in the corridors of power, however, the reaction was opposite. the french and german foreign ministers spoke out strongly against the moves of mr trump. translation: loving your neighbour is a major christian value and that includes helping people. that unites us in the west and it is a common foundation that we share with the united date and we want to make that clear. the intergovernmental organisation set up intergovernmental organisation set up after the second world war to help migrants this is targeting refugees will not increase the security of americans. we understand that there are issues involved with what is happening in some of these countries but, historically, danger does not come from refugees. we do not have a record of dangerous people infiltrating via refugee. they are literally checked for yea rs. we they are literally checked for years. we think it is an unfair distinction. there are nearly 5
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million syrian refugees living abroad, unable to go home and unable to earn a living. they want a better life. translation: we want to go to the united states to live in peace and security. i am a pharmacist and i want to use my degree. the arab countries do not recognise my degree. here injordan we suffer because my children cannot get an education. but with antiforeign movements on the march in many countries, there is no easy answer to the problems of so many stranded families. this is bbc news. the headlines: a federaljudge has issued an emergency stay on as day today that temporarily blocked the uf government from sending people out of the country after they have landed at a us airport with a valid visa. britain and turkey sign a $125 million defence agreement after talks between prime minister may and president erdogan. wildfires in southern and central
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chile are now known to have killed at least 11 people and left several thousand others homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than 100 separate fires — half of which are still out of control. the authorities have detained more than twenty people suspected of arson. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. in some places the fires are now gone. but this is what's left. the town of santa 0lga, all but destroyed. hundreds of homes burned to the ground. for the people who lived here the awful task of coming home and inspecting the damage. everything gone. you can see that for some that it's almost too much to bear. lives have been lost but there have been some extraordinary stories of survival. silvana garcia and her daughters were trapped as the fires closed in. they threw themselves into a ditch covered with a few sheets of corrugated metal.
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"i thought we were going to burn," she said, "but i thought this hole with the water and metal above us would save us." "the flames passed above us and burned everything , " said her daughter, "i didn't know what to do." thousands are now homeless, many find themselves in local shelters desperate but alive. "we never imagined this was going to happen in our country," said this woman. once again we're struggling, trying to lift ourselves up. it's notjust people who been affected, animals too. this shelter tending to injured dogs, their paws burnt. the cleanup operation has begun, the army doing what it can to help, so are local volunteers, beginning the massive task of clearing up the mess, waiting to rebuild. but in many places the fires still rage, dozens out of control. the hot, dry weather
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is forecast to continue. chile's worst wildfires in half a century are not over yet. tim allman, bbc news. well, it's been a very busy saturday in sport. let's get all the latest with jessica. serena williams has been to a big sister venus after breaking the for grand slam victory—— victories. this study and open was her 23rd grand slam title. serena said it would not have been possible without the support of her sibling. venus and serena williams bringing true meaning to the term sibling rivalry for 20 years. this, a throwback final between two women who know each other inside out. five breaks of serve, however in the first set. and venus, in herfirst grand slam finalfor eight years and venus, in herfirst grand slam final for eight years was always
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chasing her little sister, she gained as good as she got. her problem, was at serena found a bit extra when she needed it most. the fifth of those five breaks going her way. 0nce fifth of those five breaks going her way. once it added. the second, that was equally close. venus edged ahead on serve this time only for serena to match her with some brawn and brilliance. both of those evident for the crucial break. what a winner that was and that allowed serena to serve for the match which she achieved. there is an! that is the open era record! she moves on to 23 grandslam singles titles.|j open era record! she moves on to 23 grandslam singles titles. i would really like to take this moment to congratulate venus. she is an amazing person. there is no way i would be a 23 time winner without her. there is no way i would have
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anything without her. she is my inspiration and the only reason i am standing here today and the only reason that the williams sisters exist. thank you, venus, for conspiring me. sibling rivalry? most definitely. sibling love? even more so. definitely. sibling love? even more so. moving out to football and it was a full weekend in the fa cup. a terrible day for liverpool at the end ofan terrible day for liverpool at the end of an awful week. they won the competition seven times but the site are out after losing to a second—tier team. that is three home defeat on the trot for the team and their manager. we think a lot before a game and when you see the start and cause problems for ourselves again. we have the ball, we give it away, make a sale, it was good. so it is an open situation but, of course, we could have defended
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better. i could look for excuses but i don't want to at this point. we should use this time to be disappointed and frustrated and angry with ourselves, to make it better next time. that is obviously the target. here is a rundown of some of today's of the cup matches. in the old premier league side at same areas, a 5—0 score. this year, brilliant long pass led the team to 2-0. the brilliant long pass led the team to 2—0. the third came a few minutes before half—time. he added a couple more in the second half to gain a hat—trick. the other results
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involving premier league clubs mosul the sport for now. and that is all we have time for. you can get in touch with us on twitter. for now here is the weather. the weather is changing and we will be losing the wintry chill that has been with us for a while. not just yet. 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 head through the course of the day, heading in from the south—west. many areas, across the north
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of the country in particular, below freezing first thing in the morning in more rural spots. 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 outbreaks of rain. sunshine for much of scotland and northern england lasting for quite a part of the day but northern ireland and wales, central and south—western england we will see the rain heading in. mild temperatures into double figures, particularly towards the south—west but 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 rain pours in across the midlands towards northern ireland. 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 northern and north—eastern parts of the country, whereas towards
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the south—west we have milder air heading in. a murky day on monday. a lot of cloud, freezing fog or fog patches. later in the day we will see further outbreaks of patchy rain heading their 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 atlantic, slowly across the country because there is still pressure slowing things down. we are likely to see a spell of wet weather on tuesday moving in from the west, a lot of cloud once again. low cloud, hill fog as well but with that southerly breeze temperatures will be much milder than they have been. into wednesday and the frontal system is lingering slowly across parts of the country. the next front and low pressure system waiting out in the wings. on wednesday, another mild
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day with cloud around. rain clearing towards the east and showers from the west. a milder and more unsettled week ahead. the latest headlines from bbc news: there have been protests in the united states after a number of foreign nationals were detained at us airports following president trump's crackdown on immigration and refugees. a federaljudge has issued an emergency stay order that temporarily blocks the government from deporting people who land with valid visas. the british prime minister theresa may and the turkish president have signed a $125 million defence agreement during their talks in ankara. the deal to develop turkey's fighter aircraft could lead to multi—billion dollar contracts. they also discussed a possible trade deal after britain leaves the eu. wildfires in southern and central chile are now known to have killed at least 11 people and left several thousand others homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than 100 separate fires, half of which are still out of control. now it's dateline london.
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hello and welcome to dateline london. how "special" is britain's so—called "special relationship" with the united states? and how wise is it for a british prime minister to try to get close to an american president and end up with a picture showing them holding hands?
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