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this is bbc news. i'm maxine mawhinney. the headlines at 12. president trump's restrictions on refugees and people from seven mainly muslim countries entering the united states is widely condemned by politicians. 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 on the rest of the world? but as a usjudge issues a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees — nigel farage backs president trump's executive order. an on in yemen us commandos are thought to have carreid out a raid — to have carreid out a raid an on killing at least 30 suspected al-qaeda fighters and civilians.
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a statue of diana, princess of wales is to be built in kensington palace by her sons prince harry and the duke of cambridge. roger federer wins the third set against rafael nadal in what's shaping up to be an epic struggle. and in half an hour — the click team blasts off to space to explore the latest gadgets making high—tech adventures. 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
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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 ban for nationals from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. 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,
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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. 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, the courts are there to defend everyone‘s rights. but even after that ruling, the detentions continued, despite the intervention
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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. in boston, a democratic senator rallied protesters. i knew donald trump would be bad, but boy, not this bad, not this fast. this is terrible. officials from homeland security think the court ruling only affects a few hundred people in transit. 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
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abroad as well as at home. the foreign affairs committee in baghdad said the travel bans were unfair and iraq should reciprocate. the former ukip leader, nigel farage, says that donald trump has got a democratic mandate to enforce this executive order and confirms that he would like to see extreme vetting in the uk, too. trump's policy in many ways has been shaped by what mrs merkel did. he is fully entitled to do this, and as faras we're fully entitled to do this, and as far as we're concerned, i would like to see extreme vetting. since 9/11 and including, can you name any terrorist event in the united states and has involved refugees who have been let into the country? no, in fa ct been let into the country? no, in fact the terrorist events have been us citizens who have been that the clients whilst in america. not
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refugees. no. but when you have a problem already, why would you like to add to it? of those people who got the' who committed the atrocities in paris, some of them got into europe posing as refugees. the chief secretary to the treasury, david gauke, has described the ban as divisive. he was also asked why theresa may refused three times to address and condemn it on a news conference yesterday, during her visit to turkey. the prime minister is not a shoot from the hip politician. 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 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 it and we do think it is wrong. meanwhile, the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has said that president trump's state visit to the uk should be cancelled
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while the ban remains in place. 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 he 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 on the rest of the world? 0ras 0r asjohnson hasjust or as johnson has just tweeted about this. he says will protect the rights of uk nationals at home and abroad, it is wrong listed below the' —— ronchi stigmatise a stone nationality. earlier our middle east correspondent told me about the reaction in the region to president trump's executive order. we have heard from egypt air that at
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least 17 passengers who were in transit through egypt from both iraq and yemen were prevented from boarding flights. that happened because there is a standard system of pre—authorisation. every passenger listed on the flight to the us has to be approved. yesterday the us has to be approved. yesterday the airline was told that certain passengers were not approved, and at least seven were taken at the flights are at least re—routed back to their countries of origin. we have managed to speak to one of those who was affected yesterday, an iraqi gentleman who was here in cairo with his wife and three children. the party of five were due to board a flight, a egypt air flight to board a flight, a egypt air flight to the us. we had visas and we re flight to the us. we had visas and were stopped. this gentleman has worked in the past in iraq for a subcontractor used by the us, he has told us his life was in danger at that time, that he and his family are potential targets for
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terrorists, and he simply cannot understand how the us administration could take this decision. is it all these holders? what about those with green cards? according to the information from egypt air there are exceptions. they say green card holders in the countries, sudan, yemen, iraq, iran, somalia, libya, will be allied to board their various flights, as well as to the matic passport holders and government officials. people in those narrow defiant categories should be able to board their flights, but the gentleman we spoke to make the point that he and his family had been through a rigorous two—year long vetting process. he said one entire year was spent on background checks of not only him, his family, his friends, everybody 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 those involved in that
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process. he and his wife but give up theirjobs in anticipation of beginning a new life in the united states. they sold their car, their home, although furniture. they 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. and they say that donald trump has ruined their lives. we're also hearing some reports that iraqis are 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 an influential shia cleric has made a statement. his comments are 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
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not currently expelling anyone, but this seems to be a suggestion 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 coming only from him. we have not yet had a statement from the iraqi authorities, although we are expecting a statement from the iraqi foreign ministry. we also do not know how many people may have been affected today, how many more should have been on that egypt air flight and were not allowed to board. and you can find the key points of this travel ban explained on the bbc news website. reports from yemen say an attack believed to have been carried out by us commandos, has killed at least 30 suspected al-qaeda fighters and civilians. sources in central al—baida province say the attack began with an air strike on one particular house. the raid appears to mark an intensification of america's efforts to target the militants in yemen.
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with me is alanjohnston, our middle east analyst. is this a surprise? the american military is saying i think so far about the reports from this remote mountain village in the heart of yemen, but local sources say they are in no doubt this was indeed an american raid. it was carried out in the style we would expect us special forces to operate. an air strike began it, targeting the home of an al-qaeda leader. helicopters swept in and dropped off, and those who carried out a gun battle with militants for some 45 minutes in which they targeted a mosque, a school and other facilities used which they targeted a mosque, a school and otherfacilities used by al-qaeda in that area. there are reports that something in the region of 30 militants were killed, and
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reports of 60 civilians killed as well. how can we put this into context with a new president in power who says he will take harder action against terrorism? americans have always regarded al-qaeda in yemen is particularly dangerous, the source of a number of plots against america and the west, and all through the 0bama administration the administrative targeting yemen militants withdrawn strikes. they did not go into the ground as we have seen. so this does not an escalation, and that is no surprise. all through his campaign president trump indicated that he wanted a more robust military response to the jihadi john more robust military response to the jihadijohn threat. more robust military response to the jihadi john threat. —— more robust military response to the jihadijohn threat. —— thejihadist threat. and perhaps what we have seen today is the start of more to come. life get more difficult for
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al-qaeda, morejihadijohn come. life get more difficult for al-qaeda, morejihadi john will be killed, and perhaps inevitably more civilians will be killed two. there isa civilians will be killed two. there is a strong argument that more civilian deaths leads to greater american loathing in places like yemen which in turn male to more radicalisation and the recruiting of more al-qaeda militants. reports are coming in that chinese nationals had been found alive after a boat was reported missing, carrying 30 people when it sank. 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.
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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 ireland's troubles. 3,500 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 two former soldiers are currently being prosecuted, and a law firm 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 brokenshire. from the northern ireland secretary 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
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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 director of public prosecutions just a few days ago. he said he had been left feeling mystified at 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 there 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
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of march, and this will continue to be an issue that star is very strong emotions politically and publicly. roger federer has won the israeli and open men's singles title, beating rafael nadal. it was a five set nail—biting finish, going right to the end, and it gives roger federer his 18th grand slam title. astonishing since he came back from injury to do this. plenty more in a few minutes in our sports bulletin. the headlines: president trump's restrictions on refugees and people from mainly muslim countries entering the united states has been widely criticised by politicians. criticism comes as the judges is a temporary halt to visas the refugees
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and the protests across the us. and in yemen, us commandos are thought to have carried a raid killing at least 30 suspected al-qaeda fighters and civilians. 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 lived up to expectations with roger federer clinching the title with some stunning tennis. federer, who was seeking an 18th major title started the brighter, taking the opening set before nadal levelled matters. federer then raced away with the third, winning it for the loss ofjust one game. but as is often the case with matches involving these two champions, nadal responded once more. take a look at this incredible shot in the fourth — that even had federer applauding.
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the fifth and deciding set has ebbed and flowed, but it was better he came out on top. he won that in five sets. after a thrilling day yesterday with some shock wins the fa cup fourth round continues today. last week m illwa ll round continues today. last week millwall were boosted by the news that the council had abandoned the compulsory purchase of land around their ground. millwall said the development could jeopardise the club's future. these are live pictures from the then. they are a quarter of an hour into the match. the score is still 0—0. there are three more games in the fourth round today. fulham take on hull at 12.30, then non league sutton united host leeds at 2. the late kick off is manchester united v wigan at 4,
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and that's also on bbc 1. meanwhile over in scotland there is one game in the scottish premiership. leaders celtic could break their club record by going 27 domestic games unbeaten. 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. 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 mike costello watched the fight frampton said he was surprised by santa cruz‘s ability to box on the back foot. it was key to the mexican's
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successful stop. 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 adamant 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 pull of the casinos and the money in las vegas and the keenness of promoters to have santa cruz here again means that the preparations for the trilogy fight will be as feverish as the contest. england can win the twenty20 series against india with victory in nagpur later. the match starts in just over an hour. england lost both the test and one day series in india but won the first twenty20 match with some comfort. 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 we try to follow suit. you can see that with the personnel and the way we play cricket,
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it is very aggressive and on the front foot, and i think that stems from the captain. that's all sport for now. we will have more reaction from this brilliant opera where roger federer has claimed the title. more now on reaction to come's restriction orders on immigrants. what was your client's experience and what happened? he had a very tumultuous experience. he felt like they treated him like a criminal. he has been living in the united states for over ten years. he's been a lawful, permanent resident, a green card holder for approximately four years now, and he had travelled to iran to visit his father because he had heart surgery, and he was on his way back when donald trump signed
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the executive order. was he travelling on an iranian passport? yes, he had an iranian passport and also his green card with him. what has happened to him? right now, he has been released. yesterday as of 6pm he was released. he was at the airport stuck in interrogation for about two and a half hours. eventually he was admitted and allowed into the united states. we have had thejudges intervening in this but i am assuming that is a temporary measure. yes, that is a temporary freeze, a temporary injunction. we are told that some time in february there will be a full hearing where the lawyers will be able to present their legal arguments and discuss the constitutional violations that the executive order presents, and at that point a federaljudge
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will make a ruling to disavow the executive order or in the event that the judge does not give a complete ban of the order, it will be filed with a higher level court. what is needed here? is it more guidance from the administration about the people this should relate to? i think the executive order in itself is a violation of the united states constitution because it violates the first amendment, the right to religion, the establishment clause, the equal protection clause. a series of violations on its face. the contents are unconstitutional and i don't think it will stand. ultimately it could make its way up to the supreme court of the united states. when the executive order was presented, it was so broad and vague that customs and border control officers had no clue
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how to implement it. that's why there were many hours of confusion, fear and anxiety, because individuals arriving at airports did not know what would be happening to them. would they be going to jail? back to their home countries? it was a cascade of events and chaos and people being scared. family members waving outside the airport, not knowing what would happen. what happens now that there is this order? are people free to travel or not? what would your advice be? at this point we don't know exactly how long the temporary injunction will be. that's why we are advising our clients with valid visas already in their passports, or their green card, to travel as soon as possible and make their way to the united states. if someone does not have a visa yet, they may not be allowed to go to the us consulate
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to request a visa. this is only for individuals who have already been cleared, they have clearance, and they have already been issued either a student visa, work visa or visitor visa. once the visa is issued to them, they have gone through the legal process. if they have that, we are advising them to travel immediately and make their way back to the united states. as you know, yesterday there were several people in europe, in particular in amsterdam and frankfurt, the airlines would not board them on the airplanes, so those individuals who were not able to board the planes, we are advising that they go back and book their flights again and try to make the second attempt to come back to the united states. the judge essentially has said that anyone with a valid visa should not be denied and should not be given deportation. can a presidential executive order be overturned ? absolutely.
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that is exactly what the republicans did to president 0bama. 0bama had implemented an executive order. granted his was to give immigration benefits and that was for the parents of children who were here in the united states, the parents who were illegal but their children were us citizens, and what the republicans did, they filed an injunction in the federal court and ultimately the supreme court had a tie. it was a 4—11 decision. the executive action ultimately died out. an immigration lawyer talking to me earlier. voting has begun in france to choose the socialist candidate in the presidential election. benoit hamon, who was sacked from the government in 2014, won the first round of the selection process. he's seen as a left wing rebel
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and he faces the former prime minister, manuel valls. prince harry and prince harry 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. 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 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.
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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. 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. 0nce
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once again the weekend continues as it started with a mishmash of weather. cold enough and bright enoughin weather. cold enough and bright enough in the rest of the sunshine across northern britain. further south the cloud is filling in for northern ireland, north and midlands and wales. some are turning heavy, milder in the south, but you wouldn't want to stand on it for any length of time. eventually the cloud, wind and rain moves away from the southern half. watch out for eyes further north where we have had clear skies because it will be a cold night in the countryside. in the east of scotland it could be minus 8— minus ten. some brightness of the start of the day on monday. watch a price on the far north. the cloud will fill in during the day, especially over parts of northern ireland, wales and the south west where it will be very murky. mild, but disappointingly cloudy

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