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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at eight o'clock: theresa may orders the foreign secretary and the home secretary to speak to their american counterparts and raise concerns about the us travel ban imposed by donald trump. in terms of messaging to the white house, it needs to be made clear how disagreeable disappears not just house, it needs to be made clear how disagreeable disappears notjust in the uk but across the free world. labour calls for the president's planned state visit to the uk to be cancelled unless the ban is lifted. more than 600,000 people have supported an online petition which says donald trump should not be invited. in yemen, us commandos have killed at least 14 al qaeda militants in a raid authorised by president trump. and the right of parents to take their children on holiday in term time faces a new legal test — this time in the supreme court.
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also in the next hour: roger federer becomes the oldest tennis player for 45 years to win a men's grand slam title. he won the australian open title after beating spain's rafael nadal in five sets. and in half an hour, the travel show samples the food revolution in italy, where one mayor's hoping to take meat off the menu. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has ordered the foreign secretary and the home secretary to try and obtain assurances from the trump administration about how its travel ban on people from 7 mainly muslim countries will affect british citizens with dual nationality.
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sir mo farah is among those who fear they'll be affected. politicians from different parties and members of the public have been calling for president trump's invitation to pay a state visit to britain to be called off. we'll have the latest from the united states in a moment — but first our political correspondent eleanor garnier, on the growing row here. new leaders and new friends. it was all going so well. then, just hours after theresa may left washington, donald trump enacted one of what many think is the most extreme of his campaign policies. by then, the prime minister was in turkey for trade talks, where she avoided condemning the president's travel ban. the united states is responsible for their policy on refugees. the uk is responsible for their policy on refugees. but overnight, a new statement clarifying that the prime minister did not agree with this kind of approach.
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but some, like british 0lympian sir mo farah, are still worried. he was born in somalia but lives in america. he said he was deeply troubled to have to tell his children that he might not be able to come home. and one of theresa may's own mps, born in iraq, says he will also be affected. for the first time in my life, last night, i felt discriminated against. it is demeaning, it's sad. i'm a successful man and a politician. it's all the people who don't have the platform that i have who could get stuck in an airport for hours and hours through no fault of their own. they are british citizens and they should be looked after. by this morning, government ministers were publicly criticising mr trump's plans. the prime minister is not a shoot from the hip type of politician. she wants to see the evidence and understand precisely what the implications are.
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there's always pressure to respond within a new cycle. the important thing is, we are saying we disagree with it. friends can be candid with each other, that is what the prime minister said before her trip to the united states. it now seems that's a lot easier in theory than it is in practice. and having failed to live up to her own words once, there is now criticism she has undermined her own strategy. plus, there are growing calls for donald trump's state visit this year to be cancelled. i'm not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted. look at what is happening with those countries. how many more will there be? and what will the long—term effect be on the rest of the world? this relationship, like many, is complicated, but as the government presses for british exemption from the travel ban, mrs may will hope she's done enough to keep mr trump onside. eleanor garnier, bbc news, westminster.
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i have getting reaction from crispin blunt. i asked i have getting reaction from crispin blunt. iasked him i have getting reaction from crispin blunt. i asked him what he thinks of the travel ban. i am quite sure people, probably most of the american administration holding their hands in horror at what is happening. it is the signs of an immature or administration, this is not properly considered policy, you can see all the difficulties that have arisen and the british prime minister needs to be reinforcing those sensible voices within the us administration, many of whom president trump has appointed himself, to make it clear you cannot implement policy on the hoof like this. why a blanket ban? all of these questions should have been addressed before this executive
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order was signed. but if this blanket ban does persist, it carries on for the next few months, should the trot back row visit here go ahead? as i understand it, this executive order, even if it stays in place, ends after 120 days. it is plainly wrong that the country that is at the heart of disaster in the middle east, syria, the refugees from there should have an indefinite ban so all of this will be renewed and reviewed over the coming days. by and reviewed over the coming days. by the time we get round to any visit by president trump to the uk, this issue will be long forgotten. in terms of british citizens with dual nationality, it is potentially extremely distressing. of course. 0ne extremely distressing. of course. one is extremely distressing. of course. 0ne isa extremely distressing. of course. one is a member of the foreign affairs select committee, born in
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iraq, dual citizenship, he has two sons at princeton university and he 110w sons at princeton university and he now cannot visit them. the same position applies to his wife and thatis position applies to his wife and that is a rather obvious demonstration of the ludicrousness of the nature of a blanket policy like this brought in without proper consideration. the conservative mp crispin blunt, chair of the foreign select committee and around 600,000 people have now signed an online petition against donald trump making a state visit to the uk. the petition will be considered for debate by mps in parliament as it's crossed the hundred thousand mark. president trump — and members of his administration — have today been defending the scope of the ban, with some suggestions that it could go further.
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but there are legal challenges to the ban and onejudge ruled to suspend the deportation of refugees and those with us visas who'd been stranded at airports. attorneys generals from 16 us states have issued a joint statement condemning president trump's executive order. nick bryant reports from new york where several protests have taken place. protest is becoming a permanent feature of the trump presidency. and atjfk airport last night the demonstrations lasted deep into the early hours. "let them in", they chanted. new york has always been the great gateway into america. the protesters believe the executive order flies in the face of us values. it's an attack. it's an attack! 0n the very foundation of democracy. demonstrations took place across the country, these are scenes in boston as a us senator defied the us president. i cannot believe this is happening.
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i knew donald trump would be bad but, boy, not this bad and not this fast. at this courthouse in brooklyn came a late night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerged claiming a victory. as the federaljudge temporarily blocked part of the executive order. if president trump enacts laws or executive orders that are unconstitutional, and illegal, the courts are there to defend everyone's rights. what started as a protest outside this courthouse in brooklyn has now become a celebration. cheering at the arrivals hall at dallas airport outside washington, the joy of reunion. a muslim woman from iraq finally making it back into the country. all of a sudden i get a call telling me they are detaining my wife who is a green card holder, legal resident in this country.
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but, despite the court ruling and others making it through immigration, the department of homeland security said it would continue to enforce the executive order. prior to the court ruling, president trump expressed satisfaction about how his ban was being implemented. it's working out very nicely and we are going to have a very, very strict ban and extreme vetting which we should have had in this country for many years. and this morning he doubled down on twitter. these syrians thought their us visas offered them the chance of a new life. but this christian family of eight was refused entry at philadelphia airport and forced to fly back to beirut. translation: my son has been in america three years, and they did not even let me call him. there's no humanity. they'd spent all their money on the plane tickets and seen their american dreams
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eradicated with the stroke of a pen. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. 0ur correspondent laura trevelyan isjfk airport in new york. where there has been confusion, anchor and protest. what is the latest? there's a growing crowd of demonstrators here to protest they are calling president trump's muslim band. in the terminal, more than 20 people had been detained since the executive order came into being. i have been talking to some of the families who are very distressed about their relatives being detained. some of the families inside our active us military and a family from abroad coming to visit them had been detained so not
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exactly the profile of people who you think could be potential terrorists wanting to enter the us. democrats are saying in the senate that they want to introduced legislation to overturn this action by president trump, but as they are not ina by president trump, but as they are not in a majority, it is this a symbolic exercise? we are hopeful there will be some republicans of goodwill, individuals like john mccain and hopefully others in the house of representatives who will put country over party and they should not simply fall in line behind everything donald trump to do, much of which we believe will be unconstitutional. the president introduced this because he wants to stop potential terrorists entering the us. is this the best way to go about that? this is an unnecessary, unconscionable approach that will
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aggravate and inflame tensions across the world, not improve relationships we need to improve. although there are still people detained inside kennedy airport, many of them in the air when this executive order was signed by president trump, others have been released and in the last hour, and iranian woman, a graduate student, she was released. before that an elderly somali gentleman was released. there was a 68—year—old yemeni grandmother suffering from diabetes, she was another one released from detention, so none of these people quite soothing to fit these people quite soothing to fit the profile of those who might wish to launch an attack against the us and as you can to launch an attack against the us and as you can see, to launch an attack against the us and as you can see, the strength of feeling building here and this demonstration behind me which was very big in the early hours of this
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morning, now the numbers are swelling again. we can speak now to the white house correspondent for reuters. is it fair to say this travel ban, this executive order took the press corps in washington by surprise? it took a lot of people by surprise? it took a lot of people by surprise. the fact that he did this in his first week really showed that trump was fulfilling the promises that he made during the campaign and although people may have been surprised by it, it is com pletely have been surprised by it, it is completely in line with what he said he would do. there has been discussion that other people should ta ke discussion that other people should take president trump literally and seriously and he has shown in the first week that everyone should do
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both. there has been quite a global backlash against this executive order. is that likely to change donald trump's mind or the minds of his staff at the white house?|j think his staff at the white house?” think if you look closely at how donald trump worked as a candidate and so faras donald trump worked as a candidate and so far as president, that type of reaction and public opinion does not seem to have a big impact on his decisions. he feels there is a lot of support from the people who elected him for this type of action, just like the fact he started last week the steps towards building a wall on the border with mexico and 110w wall on the border with mexico and now he has done this travel ban, these were all things supported by these were all things supported by the people elected him in this country. you feel he has a democratic mandate, but clearly there are lot of legal challenges underway, a lot of eminent lawyers
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saying this is unconstitutional. that is right and you saw last night and have reported on the fact that there was a stay put in place by a judge last night, and so for the aclu and others fighting this on a legal basis, that was a big victory andi legal basis, that was a big victory and i am confident there will be more legal challenges and that is the blow for the trump administration. i am the blow for the trump administration. iam not the blow for the trump administration. i am not convinced they expected this kind of reaction. they were caught off—guard by that little bit and even on friday night when they first announced the signature of this executive order, they were not ready to explain what it meant and so they roll out of this from just a communications standpoint has not been great for this white house, but as you played earlier, president trump says and did so to us in the oval office
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yesterday that he is pleased at how it has gone and this is the right thing to do. thank you. the us military says a raid against al qaeda in yemen, authorised by president trump, has killed at least fourteen militants and an american serviceman. the raid targeted the houses of three tribal chiefs linked to al-qaeda in al baida province. local sources say at least a dozen civilians were also killed. we will find out how the latest news from america plays out in tomorrow's newspaper front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are jacqui francis who is a public appointments adviser and tom bergin, business correspondent at reuters. benoit hamon has won the socialist
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primary election. more than 1.3 million people voted to choose the socialist candidate for the election in april. let's get the latest from oui’ in april. let's get the latest from our correspondent in paris. tell us a bit more. he isa he is a former student leader and his appeal is very much directed at young socialists, young voters coming onto the market if you like. his position is very much on the left wing of the socialist party. benoit hamon calculated quite correctly that there was an appetite for something new. he came in with a radical vision of the future and said we have to tear up the way we
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do our business and conduct our economists. also that rearranges the relationship with finance, international trade and his key policy point was this idea for a universal income. that is an idea which has been put out by some people on the right but it is something which in france that is coming more from the left and i know eve ryo ne coming more from the left and i know everyone should get a basic 750 euros wage every month and if you work, you get more and that idea, he says will be important because it reflects the way in the future our lives are going to change as work becomes more scarce. this very radical idea and his vision which is what he kind of sold himself on,
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this view that he had the future which different from now is what people thought was the right approach. they do not want more of the same. manuel bourse was seen as representing a discredited government that has held power on the left and given up all right to call itself that for the last five yea rs. call itself that for the last five years. you have been observing french politics for many years. what are his chances of becoming president? they are not great, one has to say that from the start, because he is still seen as a socialist and all parties are slightly in the doghouse now, but particularly the socialists. he is outflanked by those outside the party. and then what has happened with the defeat of the right—wing
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the socialist party is that that opens a huge space in the centre and the right of the socialists to the other person who everyone is looking at today, the former economy minister, very young, dynamic and he must be rubbing his hands tonight because what has happened is that the socialist party has moved towards the left, that means this spaceis towards the left, that means this space is opening up in the centre and he will be trying to capitalise on that in the days ahead. more on the american travel ban announced by donald trump and what it means for british dual national citizens. the foreign office have put out a statement and the foreign
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secretary boris johnson put out a statement and the foreign secretary borisjohnson has today held conversations with the us government and as a result, we can clarify that the executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one of the seven countries. if you are travelling to the us from any other countries, the order does not apply to you and you will experience no extra checks regardless of your nationality or your place of birth. if you are a uk national who happens to be travelling from one of those countries to the us, the order does not apply to you even if you were born in one of those countries. just a little bit of news coming to us from the foreign office. we will bring you more as we get it. now all the day's sports news. let's start with football, where the fa cup shocks have continued today. two non—league teams are through to the last 16 of the competition,
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for the first time in its history. yesterday we saw lincoln city march past brighton and today sutton united swept past leeds. sutton captainjamie collins was the difference, scoring early in the second half from the penalty spot. leeds are currently fourth in the championship. sutton play in the national league — 83 places below. the fifth round draw is tomorrow evening. we were due to play lincoln on saturday the 18th, that got called off last night because lincoln got through. we have got through today, you can almost guarantee we will draw lincoln on the 18th as we should have played them and you will get a non—league team in the quarterfinal. that will never happen again. league one side millwall knocked out watford of the premier league. the south london club always looked the more likely to score and won the match through steve morrison's late strike. another premier league club fell by the wayside.
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hull were thrashed 4—1 by championship side fulham. 18—year—old ryan sessegnon was among the fulham scorers. hull missed two penalties. but the fa cup holders manchester united are safely through. wayne rooney was honoured before kick off for surpassing sir bobby charlton's goal scoring record for united. their opponents wigan threatened for much of the first half, before marouane fellaini put united ahead with their first attempt on targetjust before the break. 12 minutes into the second half chris smalling added a second. and with quarter of an hour to go, henrikh mkhitaryan put the tie beyond wigan. bastian schweinsteiger made it four nil to secure a place in the fifth round. celtic have extended their unbeaten domestic run to a record 27 matches by beating hearts 4—0 in the scottish premiership. callum mcgregor opened the scoring with the pick of the game's goals at celtic park. they had to wait until the second half for another, with scott sinclair netting twice and patrick roberts also getting in on the act.
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the win broke the 50—year—old record set by celtic‘s lisbon lions team. england's cricketers had a great chance to wrap up the t20 series in india, but a last gasp comeback from the hosts squared the series at 1—1. chasing 145 to win, england needed just eight runs off the last over but jaspreet bumrah took the wickets ofjoe root and jos buttler. the tourists needed a six off the last ball. they didn't get it. india won by five runs and the series will go to a decider. paul foster won the holes final for the fifth time. his opponent needed to knock foster‘s bowl away. alex marshall who is foster‘s partner
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holds the record for most wins. roger federer turned back the clock, winning his 18th grand slam title with a five—set victory over rafael nadal, in the australian open final. nadal was playing his first final for two—and—a—half years and dominated the fourth set to push the match to a decider. it was federer‘s first tournament since wimbledon, after taking the second half of the season off to recover from injury. the swiss hit back when it mattered, winning the last five games and clinching the match thanks to a successful challenge. that is all the sport from me for 110w. roger federer won his 18th major trophy. joining us is annabel croft. what is your perspective on roger
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federer rolling back the years?m was an extremely special day to day watching him do that, because it was a special rivalry and there was so much significance in terms of the history of tennis because he was going after his 18th round slam, rafa nadal was trying to take it to 15. had he done that, that would have closed the gap and pressured roger federer when he leaves the sport eventually. it has cemented his place in the history books and the fact he had been of the tour for six months, coming back at 35, hasn't won a grand slam since 2012 so hasn't won a grand slam since 2012 so it seemed like an extraordinary occasion and what a show they put on. lots of people will be thinking if only andy murray could have made it to the final, he could have
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perhaps beaten either of those. it to the final, he could have perhaps beaten either of thosem was one of those things were all the pundits predicted we would see the world number one andy murray up against novak djokovic and this was against novak djokovic and this was a title andy murray was desperately seeking, he has never won. it wasn't to be. some early shock exits, very unexpected losses but it created some interests around the tournament and suddenly, the oldies were rolling back the years with the women's event and serena claiming her... it has made it very interesting going forward because you have the new stars coming through, not quite ready to take over but the oldies pushing back on them. do you think andy, obviously disappointment there, but has he got another major triumph in him
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eyes—macro another open grand slam triumph to come? i am sure he will have. the tennis he produced towards the end of last year, he was in an exceptional form. the end of last year, he was in an exceptionalform. finishing the end of last year, he was in an exceptional form. finishing up the end of last year, he was in an exceptionalform. finishing up as the world number one, that took its toll on him, mentally and perhaps physically. he did not have an enormous time off. he has always been very good at bouncing back from defeat and i'm sure we will see him come back with a vengeance. fascinating year but roger federer is not donejust fascinating year but roger federer is not done just yet and nor is rafa nadal. thank you for being with us. the case of the father who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday in term time will be considered by the supreme court this week. jon platt won an initial legal victory last year — on the grounds she attended school regularly. a bbc investigation has found that as a result councils in england have
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changed their policies, or dropped cases against parents. 0ur education editor bra nwen jeffreys reports. auto for some angry parents, jon platt is a bit of a hero. dozens get in touch with him every day about term time holiday fines. you take a child on a five—day holiday and you live in somewhere like suffolk, norfolk or swindon, they are going to send you a truancy penalty notice and then you have got a decision to make. he decided to fight it all the way. at home on the isle of wight, he told me he has no regrets. after taking his daughter on holiday, she had 90% attendance. the legal row is about what going to school regularly means. if you look up the dictionary definition of regularly, because that's what this is all about, what it means to attend school regularly, the dictionary says, "often". they are taking that word to mean 100%.

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