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this is bbc news. i'm maxine mawhinney. the headlines at 11. ajudge in the us issues a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees, stranded at airports following president trump's executive order. downing street says theresa may does not agree with president trump's ban, after she was criticised for not condemning it during her trip to turkey. the prime minister is not a shoot from the hip politician. she wants to see the evidence and see what precisely the implications are. northern ireland secretary james brokenshire says inquiries into killings during the troubles are concentrating too much on the police and the army. a statue of diana, princess of wales, is to be built in kensington palace by her sons prince harry and the duke of cambridge. also in the next hour — two of the greats of modern tennis clash in the final of the australian open. roger federer wins the third set against rafael nadal to take a two
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sets to one lead. and in half an hour dateline london will be assessing the impact of theresa may's visit to meet president trump at the white house. good morning and welcome to bbc news. ajudge in new york has upheld a legal challenge aimed at stopping the deportation of people being detained under donald trump's new immigration policy. the american civil liberties union which filed the case estimates that between 100 and 200 people are being detained at airports or in transit. president trump has denied that the measures are a ban on muslims and said that the plan is "working out nicely". his executive order halted the entire us refugee programme and also instituted a 90—day travel
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ban for nationals from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. there have been protests at airports around the united states. protests erupted at international airports across america as the new order went into force. it led to chaos and confusion among immigration officials. several democratic governors said they were considering a legal challenge. at washington airport, protesters celebrated as this woman from iraq finally reunited with her husband. i got the call telling me they were detaining my wife, who is a green card holder, a legal resident in this country. at los angeles airport, an iranian american man broke down after learning that his brother wouldn't be allowed to enter the country.
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i am a us citizen for 15 or 20 years. and my brother has done nothing wrong in no place in the world. i have done nothing wrong. stories like that sparked another protest, this time outside a courtroom in new york, where a judge ruled there must be a halt to the deportations. president trump enacts laws or executive orders that are unconstitutional and illegal, and the chords are there —— courts are there to defend everyone‘s rights. but even after that ruling, the detentions continued, despite the intervention of elected representatives. there is a situation where you have somebody who has been granted citizenship, she is here with her baby, and she is being detained and you can't even have members of congress get to her. officials from homeland security think the court ruling only affects a few hundred people in transit.
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they emphasise it doesn't overturn the executive order which president trump signed yesterday. it's working out very nicely and we are going to have a very, very strict ban and we are going to have extreme vetting which we should have had in this country for many years. the new policy has caused concern abroad as well as at home. the foreign affairs committee in baghdad said the travel bans were unfair and iraq should reciprocate. you can find the key points of the travel ban explained on the bbc news website. downing street says theresa may does not agree with donald trump's refugee ban and will appeal to the us if it affects british citizens. the prime minister was criticised for refusing to condemn the president's executive order on saturday. at an earlier news conference in turkey, mrs may said it was up to the us to decide its own policy.
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her refusal to openly challenge the ban had prompted criticism from politicians, including conservative mps. sadiq khan has also responded this morning with the statement. with me is our political correspondent, susana mendonca. it isa it is a strongly worded statement from sadiq khan. that is not surprising from sadiq khan, there is no love lost between donald trump and sadiq khan. during the presidential campaign donald trump made comments about how there are no go areas in london and brought him into conflict with sadiq khan. so he is no fan of the us president, but he has described this is shameful and cruel, it is tough language, but the results of criticism for theresa
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may us face lots of criticism in the last 2a hours. he says we cannot shrug shoulders and say it is not oui’ shrug shoulders and say it is not our problem. that is in reference to what theresa may said yesterday. she was asked about this issue at a press c0 nfe re nce was asked about this issue at a press conference in turkey and did not answer which he was asked what she thought about the travel ban on refugees. and the third time when she answered she said it was a matter for the right and state. she has faced fierce criticism because of that. today she has been defended by the chief secretary to the treasury. number ten has since put out a statement saying it is not agree with donald trump's approach, and david gauke said she does not agree with it and she was trying to work out all the facts before she made a clear assessment. the prime minister is not a politician to shoot from the hip. she wants to see evidence and see precisely what the implications are. she had been in a series of lengthy meetings with president erdogan, and
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she is someone who wants to see the briefing and understand it and then will respond to that. i think there are times when there is always pressure to respond within a news cycle, the important thing is, we are saying that we disagree with that and we do think it is wrong. downing street have also said that any british nationals who are affected, they will make their presentations on their behalf to the us government. 0ne presentations on their behalf to the us government. one of those is actually a conservative mp. an iraqi born british citizen, his children live in the us because they are attending university there, and he was talking about this on twitter yesterday and has spoken again this morning, saying that he felt discriminated against when he found out about this yesterday, but he is heartened that the prime minister has now said that she opposes this action by donald trump. i'm reassured by theresa may's statement, she clearly says she disagrees with this and will make
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representations on behalf of every british citizen. i am a successful man and a politician. it is the people who do not have the platform that i have a good get stuck in an airport for hours and hours, no fault of their own, british citizens, and they should be looked after. there has been a lot of criticism around this, we saw those pictures of theresa may hand—in—hand with donald trump a few days ago, she wa nts to donald trump a few days ago, she wants to be a close special relationship, we know that donald trump wants to come for a state visit later, and jeremy corbyn has been saying we should go back on that. we should not invite him to britain, he should not come here. i think it would be totally wrong for him to come here while that situation is going on. i think he has to be challenged on this. until the ban is lifted you don't think you should come here? i'm not happy with him coming here until the ban is lifted because look at what is happening with those countries, how many more is going to be? and what will be the long—term effect of this oi'i will be the long—term effect of this on the rest of the world?
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theresa may has to tell a difficult line with donald trump because she wa nts a line with donald trump because she wants a trading relationship with the us and britain leaves the european union, but there will be those who say that actually when there are issues like this where britain is completely opposed to an american course of action that she should speak more loudly and express her opposition. susannah, thanks. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, says the system for re—investigating killings during the troubles isn't working. mr brokenshire has told the sunday telegraph that the process focuses disproportionately on killings by the police and the army — and he stressed that this posed a danger of re—writing the past. 0ur ireland correspondent sara girvin said this would continue to be a controversial subject. this issue of how to deal with the past of northern ireland has always been controversial. at the moment police are investigating all deaths that took place during northern
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ireland's troubles. 3500 people were killed between 1969 and 1998. 302 of those were killed by members of the british army. as a result of these police investigations to former soldiers are currently being prosecuted, and loughran representing other former soldiers says it believes there could be more prosecutions to come. today we have heard from the northern ireland secretary of state, james brooke shaft. writing in the sunday telegraph he said it was clear the investigations into all troubles deaths was not working. he added it was also clear that the current focus was disproportionately on those who worked for the state, former members of the armed forces and the royal ulster constabulary police force. he said we are in danger of seeing the past rewritten. that is very much at odds to what we heard from the northern ireland
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director of public prosecutions just a few days ago. he said he had been left feeling mystified and claims of bias from unionists and some conservative mps. there are such differing opinions on these prosecutions and the possibility of more to come, it seems the question of how to deal with the legacy of northern ireland's troubles remains unanswered. given that the secretary of state has said this, has been any public reaction to this? it is an emotive subject. very much so, and very controversial. yesterday we saw some former soldiers who had served in northern ireland march past parliament. they were speaking yesterday. today we have not heard a lot of political reaction, we are in an election phase here, going to the polls on the 2nd of march, and this will continue to be an issue that star is very strong emotions politically and publicly. voting has begun in france to choose the socialist candidate in the presidential election. benoit hamon, who was sacked
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from the government in 2014, won the first round of the selection process. he's seen as a left wing rebel and he faces the former prime minister, manuel valls. earlier, our paris correspondent hugh schofield gave us a little more detail on the candidates. it will be either benoit hamon, this character representing the alternative left, or far left if you like, against the continuity candidate, the man seen as representing the right wing of the labour party... wee socialist party, manuel valls, former prime minister. there is a choice between two different parts, and the problem of the socialist party, because whoever wins this will find it quite hard to bring with them the supporters of the other one. there is no agreed programme is the point, they haven't gone into this election with two candidates, they have two candidates
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with very different programmes. what is the appetite for turning out to vote ? is the appetite for turning out to vote? that is leaky as well. this is a primary, so it is open to everyone, and the turnout is com plete everyone, and the turnout is complete the unknown, not only the numbers, but who will turn out. the right wing had primary and 4 million people turned out, and that give the centre—right a real boost. here the socialists are so demolished after five years of francois hollande that the turnout has not been great. that honour last time i was 1.6 million, not particularly the kind of figure which will give impetus to the winner. they are hoping today there will be a bigger turnout with socialist supporters saying we really need to get behind this in order to create momentum for the real election. but i have to say that the mood, it is very down among socialist voters. they have a sense
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that history is not working their way and the moment, and there are these other rival candidate on the left, the far left, emmanuel macron on the centre—left, eating into the support of the socialist traditional vote, which means that whoever wins today becomes the official candidate, and is quite likely to be outlined on either side. the headlines on bbc news: ajudge in the us issues a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports following president trump's executive order. downing street say theresa may does not agree with president trump's ban after she was criticised for not condemning it during her trip to turkey. northern ireland secretary james brokenshire says inquiries into killings during the troubles are concentrating too much on the police and the army. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. the men's australian open final between roger federer and rafael nadal is living up
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to expectations with both producing some stunning tennis. federer is seeking his 18th and it was he who started brighter in the opening set to take it by 6 games to 4. federer raced away with the third set for the loss ofjust one game. but not all rallied, and a shot even had federer applauding. carl frampton has suffered the first defeat of his professional career. after 12 gruelling rounds at the mgm in las vegas, leo santa cruz is the new wba featherweight champion. it was the northern irishman‘s first defence of the title which he won narrowly against santa cruz last july — but it was the mexican who edged it this time, winning with a majority points decision. 0ur boxing correspondent
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mike costello watched the fight. frampton said he was surprised by sa nta frampton said he was surprised by santa cruz‘s ability to box on the back foot. he won a majority points verdict and enough to start the clamour around a possible trilogy fight now that it is one at peace. frampton is adequate the next time around he wants to fight in belfast because his fans have now travelled to las vegas three times in a row, but the pool of the promoters and the money in las vegas and the keenness of promoters to have santa cruz here again means that the preparations for the college fight against the bridge as the contest. justin rose is still in the hunt going into the final round of the farmers insurance open in san diego. this birdie at the fourth took him to eight under par, but he later dropped a shot to finish two behind leaders patrick rodgers and defending
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champion brandt snediker who are both on 9 under. rose is going for his eighth pga tour victory. katie archibald added a second title at the british track cycling championships in manchester after winning the women's scratch race. the olympic team pursuit champion beat neah evans to follow up friday's women's individual pursuit title. archibald then finished second in the women's keirin which was won by sophie capewell. great britain's james woods has claimed gold in the men's ski big air at the x games in colorado. woods, whojust missed out on a medal when finishing fourth earlier in the slopestyle, clinched the top spot from sweden's henrik harlaut. it was woods' second x games medals after he took home the bronze from the slopestyle event in 2013. meanwhile, britain's katie 0rmerod took bronze in the women's snowboard slopestyle. snowboard big air makes its debut in the winter olympics next year. england can win the twenty20
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series against india with victory in nagpur later. england lost both the test and one day series in india but won the first twenty20 match with some comfort to the surprise of some. bowler chris jordan says their approach is inspired by their skipper, eoin morgan. he tries to lead from the front in his body language and his language and the way he plays his cricket, and the way he plays his cricket, and we try to follow suit. you can see that with the personnel and the way we play cricket, it is very aggressive and on the front foot, andi aggressive and on the front foot, and i think that stems from the captain. celtic could break their club record by going 27 domestic games unbeaten later. they take on hearts in the scottish premiership at 1, and a win would take them 22 points clear at the top of the table there are four more games in the fourth round of the fa cup. millwall host watford in a 12 o clock kick off — that's live on bbc one. fulham take on hull at 12.30,
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then non—league sutton united host leeds at 2. the late kick off is manchester united v wigan at 4, and that's also on bbc 1. that's all sport for now. added on the terrace, two sets all that annabel. i'm joined now from the egyptian capital of cairo will stop we have a statement from egypt air saying they received official notification in the past few hours that they were to prevent visa holders from the seven muslim majority countries from boarding flights to the us. they did not have this official notification
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yesterday, but nonetheless at least seven passengers who were in transit through egypt from both iraq and yemen were prevented from boarding flights. that happened because there isa flights. that happened because there is a standard system of pre—authorisation. every passenger listed on our flights to the us has to be approved. yesterday the airline egypt air were told that seven passengers were not approved and at least seven were taken flight ori and at least seven were taken flight or i should say re—routed back to their countries of origin. we have managed to speak to one of those affected yesterday, and iraqi gentleman. he was here in cairo with his wife and three children. the party of five were due to board a flight party of five were due to board a flight to the us. they had visas, and they were stopped. this gentleman has worked in the past in iraq for a subcontractor who was used by the us. he told us his life was in danger at the time, that he and his family were all potential targets for terrorists and recently
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cannot understand how the us administration could take this decision. and is always a holders? about those with green cards? according to the information from egypt yeah, basing a green card holders from the countries specified, yemen, iraq, iran, sabia, somali and libya will be allowed to board the flight, or their various flights, as well as the per matic passport holders and government officials. people in those narrow categories should be able to board theirflights. categories should be able to board their flights. but the gentleman we spoke to a short time ago made the point that he and his family had been through a rigorous two—year long vetting programme. he said one entire year was spent on background checks of not only him but his family, his friends come everybody that he was in contact with. he said this suggests that donald trump does not trust his own officials, does not trust his own officials, does not trust his own officials, does not trust those involved in that process. he and his wife but give up
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theirjobs in anticipation of beginning a new life in the united states. they sold their car, their home, although furniture. they literally shut down their lives in iraq. today the outback in iraq having to rely on the generosity of family, having had to move in and live with relatives. they say that donald trump has ruined their lives. we are also hearing some reports saying that iraq is saying that americans should leave iraq. a form of retaliation? this is not an official statement from the iraqi government, but we are hearing various reports saying that the influential shia cleric has made a statement. his comments are a little unclear. he is reported to have said something like, "before you expel patriots, take your own citizens out of these countries first." the us is not expelling anyone, but there
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seems to be a suggestion that he is saying that us citizens should have to leave the countries involved. he is quoted as describing trump's decision as arrogant and condescending. so far those reported comments are only coming from him, we have not yet had a statement from the iraqi authorities, although we expect a statement from the iraqi foreign ministry. we also don't know how many people may have been affected today how many more people should have been on that flight. living standards could be set to fall this year, according to a report by a leading think tank. the resolution foundation said that although the uk experienced a mini—boom from 2014 to the beginning of 2016, rising prices and stagnating wages mean a bigger squeeze on our income. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. it may not feel like it for some of us, but we've enjoyed a mini boom in living standards over the past 2.5 years. that's thanks to low inflation, low interest rates
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and growing employment levels. but that's set to end, according to a think tank. the resolution foundation's annual living standards audit says the weaker pound will reduce our spending power, especially among low earners, and employers won't be able to increase wages as fast. while employment rates will slow down orfall this year. there are things the government can do, but they can't deal with inflation, the government, but it can deal with trying to get even more people into work and solving some problems around productivity we might see wages growing quicker. the government said the uk under theresa may had the fastest growing economy in the g7 and it was determined to build an economy that worked for all. but the government's own official forecaster expects the economy to weaken somewhat this year, and that could leave many of us a little bit poorer. joe lynam, bbc news. rescue efforts are continuing to find a boat carrying 28 chinese tourists, which has gone missing off
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the coast of borneo. the skipper and crewman have been found alive, but officials in malaysia say bad weather is hampering the search for the other missing passengers. wildfires in chile are now known to have killed at least 11 people and left several thousand homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than a hundred separate fires, half of which are still out of control. the authorities have detained more than 20 people suspected of arson. prince harry and the duke of cambridge have announced plans to erect a statue of their mother, diana princess of wales, in the grounds of kensington palace, 20 years after her death. the two princes said that the time was right to recognise her positive impact with a permanent statue. simon jones has more. diana's home became the focus for the outpouring of grief following her death in a car crash in 1997. now it will take centre stage again for a new commemoration of her life. in a statement, the duke of cambridge and prince harry said: the statue will be erected
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here in the public gardens of kensington palace. the royal brothers say they hope it will allow all those who visit here to reflect on diana's life and legacy. work on the design will begin shortly, with the unveiling expected later this year. william and harry will be very much involved. it will be a difficult task, as there will always be criticism, whether it's a true likeness. true likeness is in the eyes of the beholder. some will say it is, some will say it isn't. so it's a difficult task when they choose the artist and the artist has to get it absolutely right. until now the main memorial has been a fountain in hyde park in london. diana's sister lady sarah mccorquodale will be on the committee tasked with commissioning and privately raising the funds for the statue. at kensington palace there is enthusiasm for the project.
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she was the people's princess, so i think it's a really good idea. a lot of people were very attached to diana, so i think personally they would like to see it. i would like to see it. the unveiling will be one of several events this year to mark diana's life and work 20 years on. simon jones, bbc news. the war—torn syrian city of aleppo has seen its first live football match in five years. there has been no professional football in aleppo since it was divided between the army and rebel forces in 2011. the government regained complete control of the city last month. fans watched on in the stadium, which had been damaged by the war‘s bombing campaign. local side al—ittihad beat their city rivals, hurriya, 2—1 on saturday. 0n others have had a cold and crisp
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start the day. northern ireland, across the midlands and wales, there was a frosty start for some, but i'm afraid this cloud will rollover and will lock in temperatures on the low side. further south we're in for a wet afternoon. the rain later across northern parts of east anglia. the rain will clear away over the course of the night, but those clear skies, as last night, could cause a problem with ice. i have heard of people skidding around in the midlands. that could be an issue, not so much in the south, but it starts cloudy and dank. a bit of a repeat tomorrow. more rain pushing into parts of wales in the south west. not a sparkling day, some brightness around, and a range of temperatures, 5-12. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:30am: ajudge in the us issues a temporary
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halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees, stranded at airports following president trump's executive order. civil liberties campaigners have been demonstrating at airports across the us. downing street says theresa may does not agree with president trump's ban, after she was criticised for not condemning it during her trip to turkey. northern ireland secretary james brokenshire says inquiries into killings during the troubles are concentrating too much on the police and the army. he said this posed a danger of re—writing the past. a statue of diana, princess of wales, is to be built in kensington palace by her sons prince harry and the duke of cambridge. the princes said 20 years after her death, the time was right
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to recognise their mother's positive impact around the world. now on bbc news, dateline london. impact around the world. hello impact around the world. and welcome to 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? my them holding hands? my guests today are: alex deane, who is a conservative commentator,

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