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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11:00: president trump's travel ban sparks legal challenges — and a second day of protests as 16 state attorney generals say the restrictions are unconstitutional. the foreign office says uk nationals should not be banned from travelling to the us, even if they hold dual nationality with one of countries affected by president trump's travel ban. an online petition against president trump's planned state visit to the uk has gained more than 800,000 supporters. in yemen us commandos have killed at least 1a al qaeda militants in a raid authorised by president trump. benoit hamon will be the socialist candidate in france's upcoming presidential election, beating former prime minister manuel valls to the nomination. also coming up — i'll be reviewing the morning papers with jacqui francis and tom bergin. including the times which says the white house has backed down over
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a travel ban on dual nationality britons. coming up, choose life, transporting 20 years on. we'll get the review on that. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump is facing growing criticism tonight both at home and abroad over his controversial order restricting people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the us. the temporary ban on travellers from countries including iraq, syria and somalia has seen people turned away at airports and detained. tonight, there are more protests — and legal challenges —
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but mr trump has defended his actions, saying america "needs borders and extreme vetting". 0ur correspondent nick bryant reports from new york new york has always been the great gateway into america and demonstrators gathered in a highly emblematic setting. under the gaze of the statue of liberty but today we have seen gatherings across the country. the fractious mood reminiscent of the 1960s. protest is becoming a permanent feature of the trump presidency and the demonstrations lasted deep into the early hours. "let them in", they chanted. 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 president.
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i cannot believe this is happening. i knew donald trump would be bad but not this bad, not this fast. at this courthouse in brooklyn became a late—night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerge claiming victory as a federaljudge blocked parts of the order temporarily banning all refugees and travel from seven muslim majority countries. president trump's orders are unconstitutional and illegal. what started as a protest outside this courthouse in brooklyn has now become a celebration. at the arrivals hall in dallas airport, the joy of reunion. a muslim woman from iraq finally making it back into the country. i get a call and they are telling me they are detaining my wife
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who is a green card holder, a legal resident of this country. but despite a court ruling and others making it through immigration, the department of homeland security said it would continue to enforce the executive order. the president says his policy is working out very nicely and is defending it on twitter. an interview claim with an evangelical basis the old 0bama policy favoured muslims over christians. if you are christian in syria, it would be impossible to get into the us. if you were a muslim you could come in and i thought it was very unfair. but this christian family was refused entry even though they thought these visas offered them the chance of a new life. they were forced to fly back to beirut.
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translation: my son has been in america three years, they did not let me call him. there is no humanity. they had spent all their money on tickets and seen their american dream is eradicated with the stroke of a pen. here, there are growing calls for president trump's state visit to britain to be called off, because of his travel crackdown. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said the visit shouldn't happen while the ban is in place and an online petition making the same demand has attracted more than half a million signatures. tonight, ministers have been told that the vast majority of uk citizens will be exempt from the ban. 0ur political correspondent, eleanor garnier has the latest. new leaders and new friends. it was all going so well. then just hours after theresa may
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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 us is responsible for us policy on refugees. the uk is responsible for uk policy on refugees. but overnight a new statement clarifying the new premise to did not agree with this approach and condemnation from the foreign secretary who said it was divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality. the british 0lympian sir mo farah was born in somalia but lives with his family in america. he said he had been deeply troubled he would have to tell his children that daddy might not come home after a training camp in ethiopian. the president, he added, had introduced a policy that came from a place of ignorance and prejudice. and government ministers
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were publicly echoing concerns. the prime minister is not a shoot from the hip type of politician. she wants to understand precisely what the implications are, there is always pressure to respond within a new cycle but 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. it now seems that is far easier in theory than it is in practice and having failed to live up to her own words once, there is criticism she has undermined her own strategy. the foreign office said tonight it had been reassured by the us that it was not imposing travel bans on any uk dual nationals though they might face extra checks. and the labour leader stands by his call for mr trump's state visit to be called off. i am not happy about him coming here until that ban is lifted. look at what is happening
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with those countries. how many more will it be? this relationship like many is complicated. the last 2a hours has shown the difficulty or forging closer ties with the us while keeping a suitable distance from mr trump. a huge challenge the prime minister will have to get used to. earlier i spoke to the conservative mp crispin blunt, who is chair of the foreign affairs select committee, and asked him what he thought of the travel ban. iam quite i am quite sure there are people, probably most of the american administration holding their hands in horror as a consequence of this order. this is not properly considered policy. you can see all the difficulties that have arisen. the british prime minister needs to
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reinforce the sensible voices within the united states administration, many leaders appointed by donald trump. you cannot make policy like this without making proper considerations. why those seven countries? why not more? why a blanket ban on? all these questions should have been addressed before the executive order was signed. should have been addressed before the executive order was signedm this blanket ban persists, should be donald trump visit here go ahead?- i understand it, even if it stayed in place and ends after 120 days, as far as most people are concerned, it is plainly wrong that the country at the heart of the disaster of the middle east crisis, syria, should have some kind of indefinite ban. all of these will be renewed and
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reviewed over the coming days and by the time we get around to any visit by president trump to the united kingdom this issue will be long forgotten. 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. earlier, our middle east analyst alanjohnston gave us more details about the raid. local sources in this remote area in yemen said this of raid began a round of the time of sunrise first with an air strike and then is swept in and deposited commandos. really a
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substantial gun battle. the main target seems to be the home of an al-qaeda commander who was killed. the americans say that the trump personally authorised this operation. the first time he hasn't done that since taking office and there were american casualties— one dead three wounded and one of the aircraft was forced into a hard landing. we do not know what brought that about whether it was gun damage a technical problem or something else. americans say they killed 1a militants. local sources say it was higher and there were civilian casualties, women and children. the americans have get big going after al-qaeda in yemen for years but a lwa ys al-qaeda in yemen for years but always by means of airstrikes, drone strikes so this attack on the ground is something new and seems to suggest an intensification, and
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escalation, but it should be remembered that this complex operation no doubt was in the works for weeks, not something the new administration had jeep —— dreamt up but no doubt president trump would have been happy to order this operation. he has made it abundantly clear he wants to see a more aggressive military action against al-qaeda, more american firepower unleashed and no doubt life will get tougherfor thejihad unleashed and no doubt life will get tougher for the jihad is under mr trump but also more civilians possibly will be killed and there is a strong argument that more civilian dead will drive more people into the arms of al-qaeda. in france, a politician from the hard left has defeated the country's former prime minister to become the socialist party's presidential candidate. benoit hamon, whose policies include legalising cannabis and introducing
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a universal basic income, prevailed against manuel valls. as our paris correspondent lucy williamson reports, it's another surprise in the race for the elysee palace. it was the unknown against the unpopular. and in this election inexperience counts. benoit hamon has been dubbed france's jeremy corbyn, a one—time junior minister with a plan to tax robots, legalise marijuana and pay everyone £600 a month. translation: faced with a privileged right, and a destructive far right, our country needs to have a left that looks to the future. half the party hate his ideas. this primary was meant to boost the socialists by giving them a candidate they would unite around but after five beta years a candidate they would unite around
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but after five bitter years of infighting, unity may be too much to ask. especially as this man has already siphoned centre—left supporters away from the socialist party. emmanuel macron is 39 years old and has never been elected but his campaign, more energy than experience, is drawing crowds his rivals can only dream of. antiestablishment, pro—european and liberal on both economic and social issues. this is populism for socialists on both the right and left. this is populism for centrists on both the right and left. before emmanuel macron i tried other political movements and first of all the parties socialist, but those lost years it was lost and the main subject on which it was not very clear was about the economy. after political upheavals
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in america and the uk, how is france's presidential race taking shape? the centre—right favourite emmanuel macron is fighting off allegations that his wife received public money for work she had not done. marine le pen also has strong support. she has promised to pull france out of the euro and drastically reduce immigration. benoit hamon lagging far behind seems unlikely to pose a serious threat. but one man who could is emmanuel macron. he is likely to gain the most from the socialist choice of leader. this primary has eluded both the sitting president and a prime minister. the men with power it seems to always been the party. just as hard for the party perhaps to win power. the headlines on bbc news: president trump's travel ban has
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sparked legal challenges and a second day of protests as 16 state attorneys general say the restrictions are unconstitutional. the foreign office says most uk travellers with dual citizenship with the seven mainly muslim countries affected by the ban will not be stopped from entering america. and voters in france have chosen a candidate from the hard left, benoit hamon, to represent the socialist party in the presidential election. sport now, from the bbc sport centre. let's start with the football, where there were more fa cup shocks today. two non—league teams are through to the last 16 of the competition, for the first time in it's history. yesterday we saw lincoln city march past brighton, and today sutton united stunned leeds. sutton captainjamie collins proved the difference.
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he scored this penalty early in the second half to ensure his side — the lowest ranked team in the competition — made it to the next round. to put this win into perspective, leeds are currently fourth in the championship. sutton play in the national league, 83 places below. but it's them that go into the hat for tomorrow's fifth round draw. 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 and you can almost guarantee we will draw lincoln on the 18th, as we should have played them, and a nonleague team in the quarter—final, and 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. hull were thrashed 4—1 by championship side fulham. 16—year—old ryan sessegnon was among the fulham scorers. hull missed two penalties.
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but the fa cup holders manchester united are safely through. wayne rooney was honoured before kickoff 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. with quarter of an hour to go henrikh mkhitaryan put the tie beyond wigan. and bastian schweinsteiger made it 4—0 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. the win broke the 50—year—old record set by celtic‘s lisbon lions team. england's cricketers had a great
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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. the series will go to a decider. bowls now, scotland's paul foster came from behind to win the world indoor bowls title for the fifth time. it went down to a tie—break end. his opponent greg harlow needed to knock foster's bowl away from the jack but missed, so foster is champion for the first time since 2011. alex marshall, foster's commonwealth game partner, holds the record for most wins with six. roger federer turned back the clock, winning his 18th grand slam title with a five—set victory
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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 in the summer, 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. i don't think either one of us believed that we were going to be in the finals of australia, when we saw each other at your academy, you know, sort of four or five months ago, and here we stand in the finals. tennis is a tough sport. there is no draws, but if there was going to be one, i would be happy with it tonight, to share it with rafa, really. what an incredible player he is. that's all the sport for now. the case of the father who refused to pay a fine
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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 changed their policies or dropped cases against parents. our education editor bra nwen jeffreys reports. 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,
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"often". they are trying to give that word an unnatural meaning, to mean 100%. what about teachers and head teachers who are having to teach children to get them through their exams, and who say with term—time holidays every single week there could be a child missing? there's always kids off school sick. and sometimes kids off with term—time holidays. the issue is being completely blown out of all proportion because, for every child who misses a day because of a term—time holiday, there are 12 days missed due to illness. the cost of holidays home or abroad is a worry for lots of families. so what's happended since last year's case? 108 councils in england responded to our questions. 35 councils say they have changed their policy since thejudgement. five more are reviewing theirs. 28 have dropped cases against parents.
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22 have noticed parents taking more term—time holidays. councils from the isle of wight to the north of england have different policies. some issue thousands of fines. others almost none. one dad's battle here on the isle of wight has implications for parents across england. it's drawn a line in the sand, with, on the one hand, the government insisting that every day missed matters. and on the other, parents furious about the cost of paying for holidays. ministers say exam results shape children's futures and missing even a few days makes a clear difference. many head teachers agree. it does matter. it does make a difference. we look at our students, and any student who has attendance below 95%, we can track the fact that their progress isn't as good as it should be. it's notjust about one dad. his case could have a big impact. the supreme court will reach
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a decision within months. branwen jeffreys, bbc news. the northern ireland secretary has criticised the way inquiries are being conducted into the troubles. james brokenshire said the current re—investigations into the conflict were "disproportionately" focused on the police and the army. a number of former soldiers are facing prosecution for deaths during the 30 years of violence. jeremy corbyn has warned his shadow cabinet that it will be "impossible" for them to keep theirjobs if they vote against triggering the start of the brexit process. the labour leader has ordered his party's mps to support the bill when it reaches the commons. two of his front bench have already resigned over the issue. prince william 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
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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, it has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise the positive impact in the uk and around the world with a permanent statue. our mother touched so many lives." 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 it expected to be finished later this year. william and harry will be very much involved. it will be faced with criticism, whether it's a true likeness and true likeness is in
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the eyes of the beholder. some will say it is, some will say it isn't, so it's a very difficult task, particularly when they choose the artist, and the artist has to get it absolutely right. until now the main memorial has been a fountain in a park in london. diana's sister will be on the committee tasked with commissioning and privately raising the funds for the statue. at kensington palace, there's enthusiasm for the project. she was the people's princess so i think it's a good idea. a lot of people were attached to diana, so i think 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. now it's time for the weather. sunshine or rain of the weather is only going in one direction this week and that is unsettled, with an active weather pattern. we will all see rain at times. it will be windy,
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potentially very windy at the end of the week, and even if you start the week cold it will be mild. we start the week culled in scotland because of widespread frost on monday morning. —— cold. already frosty, —6 in places, patchy mist and fog developing. it may slow you down in the morning. frosty in the far north of england. for the rest of england and northern ireland temperatures hold—up and some have seen rain today and that is where it is damp and drizzly. extensive hill fog, so you go up and visibility goes down. here is the picture at 8am, so the frost and fog in scotland, maybe fringing into northern england, although some start frosty, but for northern ireland, england, wales, the blanket of cloud will keep temperatures from falling. it is damp and drizzly in places with mist and fog on the hills and on the coasts, into southern england, then the next weather system comes in, and on monday it will take outbreaks
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of rain across south—west england into much of wales by the end of the day and moving into northern ireland as well. ahead of that for england there is plenty of cloud with bright brea ks there is plenty of cloud with bright breaks in northern england, but especially in scotland with mist and fog gradually clearing, then we get sunshine. the lowest daytime temperatures 11 degrees and maybe 12 somewhere in south—west england. mild air pushing into the uk with plenty of cloud and outbreaks of rain into monday night. sleet and snow over the hills scotland, but temperatures coming up, nowhere near as cold as tonight, and some spots in south—west england stay in double figures as tuesday begins. tuesday, plenty of cloud, outbreaks of rain east and south—east, it will gradually brighten in northern ireland into the afternoon and more of us on tuesday seiver temperatures in double figures with a milder feel to the weather. —— see temperatures.
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look into the atlantic, low pressure heading our way and by the end of the week, although there is plenty of uncertainty, i want to flag up the possibility that things could be turning very windy indeed, and you can look ahead by heading to our weather website to check out the weather website to check out the weather for the week ahead. hello. this is bbc news with ben brown. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines at 11:30: huge crowds have been gathering outside the white house to protest against the travel ban imposed by president trump. leading republican sentators have said that the immigration measures against 7 mainly muslim countries could help extremist recruitment.
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