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you are watching bbc world news and newsday. the headlines: no protests and political and legal opposition to the ban of all refugees and some migrants from entering america. also more concern and criticism internationally of president trump's move, some saying internationally of president trump's move, some saying it is a gift to extremists. mystery surrounds the murder of a prominent politician of myanmar. and meet the barber dubbed as the cosmic barber who takes a spiritual approach to grooming. live from our studios in london and singapore, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. welcome to the
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programme and good morning to you. atm here and seven aem in washington where president trump has defended his executive order preventing people from server and different muslim countries saying america needs extreme vetting. he has faced criticism internationally and domestically. chant: no ban, no wall — new york for all. 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, that welcoming symbol for new arrivals. but today we have seen large gatherings across the country. the fractious mood reminiscent of the 1960s. protest is becoming a permanent feature of the trump presidency and atjkk airport last night, the demonstrations lasted deep
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into the early hours. "let them in" they chanted. it's an attack on 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. i knew that donald trump would be bad but, boy, not this bad, not this fast. at this courthouse in brooklyn came a late—night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerge claiming victory as a federaljudge blocked parts of the executive order temporarily banning all refugees and travel from seven muslim majority countries. president trump enacts law or executive orders are unconstitutional and illegal. the courts are there to defend everyone's right. what started as a protest outside this courthouse in brooklyn has now become a celebration.
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at the arrivals hall in dallas airport, outside washington, 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 who is a green card holder, a legal resident in this country. 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. the president says his policy is working out very nicely and defended it on twitter. but this christian family was also refused entry even though they thought these us visas offered them the chance of a new life. they were turned away at philadelphia airport and 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 dreams eradicated with the stroke of a pen. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. so how can this band be in effect dead by the country ‘s involved. we will go live to our correspondent in washington soon. a leading member of aung san's suu kyi's political party has been shot dead in myanmar. ko ni was one of the national league for democracy‘s most prominent muslim members and also worked as a lawyer. a suspect has been detained by the authorities in connection with the murder. the bbc‘sjonah fisherjoins us live from yangon now
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with the latest on this. he isa he is a prominent muslim activist close to aung san suu kyi, can we surmise that he has been targeted because he is muslim? is not necessarily. that is one of the ideas put forward. he is probably the most prominent muslim in aung san suu kyi's party. he works as a legal adviser and has set up a legal organisation for muslim lawyers to help the rights of muslim citizens in this country. they are a minority here, this is a buddhist nominated country. it is also possible he was targeted because he is close to aung
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san suu kyi and has worked closely with her particularly on the constitution to try and change the military constitution which gives so much power to the army. he may have been targeted to a shadowy agency of some sort. because of the efforts to bring a new constitution into place and this could be a of sending a pretty chilling message to aung san suu kyi. we know it comes at a difficult time with tensions rising in rakhine rakhine state. as the rohingya issue is a separate issue in this country. there is ongoing tension and conflict with the buddhist population in the far west
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of this country but it does have an impact on the mood on the rest of this country and whenever the recent trouble, it has an impact on muslims in the rest of the country. we have had almost four months of crisis in rakhine state with rohingya being driven out. what more do we know about the moments before this shooting, this murder, took place. incredibly, the picture was taken off the moment of assassination. we are not sure of the circumstances but it shows that the assassins holding a pistol to the head of ko ni. he was holding a small child at the airport, we are told, he
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grandson, at the time. pictures emerging shortly afterwards shot the police in training the same man, he has now been taken in the custody. he isa53 has now been taken in the custody. he is a 53 rolled but in terms of why he hasn't done this, we will be waiting to hear from the police later today. also making news today. six people remain unaccounted for after an accident in borneo. according to a calculation, 25 people have been found while six others are still missing. we will deploy search access that can operate at night and continue our search operation to locate those who
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are still missing. us officials say that president trump authorised a commando raid against al qaeda in yemen, in which at least fourteen militants and a us service member died. it was a dawn raid in the al—baida province in yemen. reports say there were civilian fatalities. wildfires in chile have killed at least eleven 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 a0 people suspected of arson. the socialist party in france has chosen a politician from the hard—left to be its candidate in this year's presidential election. a former education minister, benoit hamon comfortably beat his rival, manuel valls, who conceded before the final tally was completed. lunar new year fireworks were cancelled in beijing to help prevent smog but that certainly wasn't the case in hong kong. a huge display of fireworks lit up the sky to bring in the year
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of the rooster. thousands of people gathered to watch the booming bright lights explode over hong kong's famous harbour. one thing we can safely say about president trump's first week in office — it's been eventful! whether it's the migration ban against muslims, withdrawing from tpp, the dismantling of obamacare, or the order to re—start work on the keystone and dakota pipelines. but what do all of these decisions tell us about his presidency, and what's next to come? indeed, can he even keep prominent republicans on his side? let's speak to the author and and broadcaster parag khanna. he's written a number of books on global politics, and the global order. he joins me in the studio. a very busy week indeed for president trump but we have seen these are massive protests across
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airports in the us. president obama tried to enact a similar policy against iraq is trying to come in in 2011, it was not an outright ban but it slowed down a lot of visa processing. we saw these protests across the border in many cities so 0bama not quite having the same effect as donald trump. so why the backlash? what obama did in 2011 was a temporary suspend applications from only iraq because there were suspicions that several dozens of the applicants were using the refugee programme in order to try to get into the country, and they were suspected terrorists. it was looking at particular individuals. this is a blanket ban. 45 million people are
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affected and they cannot enter the us until this extreme vetting is implemented. it is not unprecedented for a government to say let's take a little bit of time to do a bit of culling, data collection about people from these countries but really, given that this is something president trump said he would do during the campaign, there has been plenty of time available for him to do this much more competently. you have been part of the special operations in the middle east for the us and have an understanding of things on the ground. iran says it isa things on the ground. iran says it is a gift to extremists, this action. is it? what iran has done is reciprocally banned american citizens. we have had many
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delegations of academics and business people go into iran and now thatis business people go into iran and now that is going to stop. iran is a country with a lot of pride and heritage and sovereign so for these other countries, the big them is of significant civil wars, in the receiving end of american invasion, like iraq, most of those countries are thoroughly victimise. in syria half the population has been displaced and iraqi refugees and so forth. these are individuals that the us has had time to collect data and share information as to which a suspected terrorist and which are genuine refugees. all that seems to have been sort of cast aside as if they have to reinvent the wheel on immigration but remembered the us invaded iraq in 2003 that it has
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been nearly 15 years that they've had an opportunity to put a proper policy in place. thank you for joining us. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. as protestors flood onto the streets to protest against president trump executive order on immigration we'll be live in washington. also ahead, stylist or spiritualist? we meet the barber who has become a social media sensation in india. the shuttle challenger exploded soon after liftoff. there were seven astronauts on board, one of them a woman school teacher. all of them are believed to have been killed. by the evening, tahrir square, the heart of official cairo, was in the hands of the demonstrators. they were using the word "revolution". the earthquake singled out
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buildings, and brought them down in seconds. tonight, the search for any survivors has an increasing desperation about it as the hours pass. the new government is firmly in control of the entire republic of uganda. moscow got its first taste of western fast food, as mcdonald's opened their biggest restaurant, in pushkin square. but the hundreds of muscovites who queued up today won't find it cheap, with a big mac costing half the day's wages for the average russian. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: there have been more protests and political and legal opposition in the united states to president trump's order to restrict immigration.
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there's international criticism of president trump's move but he has again defended his decision and is accusing the media of falsely reporting that it amounted to a ban on muslims. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the new york times is leading with our top story, the us ban on migrants from seven mainly muslim countries. it runs a picture of protesters at kennedy airport and quotes experts saying the move will increase the risk of terrorism by feeding what it says on resentment. the straits times leads on roger federer becoming the oldest tennis player for 45 years to win a men's grand slam title. here he is holding his trophy after defeating his arch—rival rafael nadal in the australian open. and the japan times reports on prime minister shinzo abe and his upcoming visit to the us to hold talks with president donald trump. the newspaper says economics
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and security are expected to dominate the agenda of next month's summit in washington. that is the way the papers are. what stories are sparking discussions online? well, actually, i haven't got the action online, but i have thousands protesting against president trump's executive order on immigration. his supporters have been turning out on the street, saying authorities have been swift to enforce it. let's go back now to the us, where there have been protests in new york, boston, los angeles and washington, where we can speak to our correspondent david willis. david, before we talk to you about the protests, news coming in from the protests, news coming in from the secretary for homeland security, just to bring us up—to—date. the secretary for homeland security, just to bring us up-to-date. yes, john kelly raising the point that green card holders won't be barred
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from the us. people coming in from countries on the watchlist, as it were, those seven predominantly muslim population countries, a green ca rd muslim population countries, a green card from the us, they will be allowed in, john kelly is saying. so thatis allowed in, john kelly is saying. so that is reinforcing the point that has been the nub of some concern over the last 24— 48 hours, whether people are allowed in if they have the correct papers. there was confusion, of course, at several airports in the united states yesterday and, to an extent, today. they are attempting, the administration, to iron these things out now, and basically to get a little calm on the issue. and david, protests as we speak still continue across some cities in america? yes, meanwhile, the white house, babita, releasing a statement, emolient in turn, saying we will continue to
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show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and borders. 0k, david, more from you later. while thousands have been protesting across the united states against president trump's executive order on immigration, his supporters have also been turning out on the streets, saying authorities have acted properly in swiftly taking steps to enforce it. what ever needs to be done has to be done, and this is for the safety of everybody. we're living in a dangerous world and donald trump's numberone dangerous world and donald trump's number one job is to protect the american people. we live in a democracy and if the majority people feel threatened and they want things in place, then we should be able to have things in place. the last, say, four or five years have required a degree of caution we haven't exercised before, so accordingly i think it is appropriate. my parents are immigrants as well, you know, but they came illegally, with their
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owi'i but they came illegally, with their own visa and stuff like that, hopefully in the future they can also have a future the way our families did. how could this ban can play out for radicals in those countries affected by it? rukmini callimachi is a journalist from the new york times who specializes on terror organisations and their communications and joins me live from new york. welcome to the programme. what is your assessment of the impact this will have on the countries affected? 0n the countries affected, it obviously bothers them, every one of these countries have people with business and other relationships with the united states. and, as we've seen in the last 48 hours, scientists have been barred from coming to the us. a research student that was going to harvard for a fellowship has been turned back. as
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far as the terror group is concerned, isis has not made any public announcements regarding this ban, however, channels that are run by isis supporters and by members of the terror group have been commenting on it since yesterday. they have shared the screen grabs of the actual executive order that was signed by the president, and the commentary they have engaged in goes like this — they say that this is the beginning of america's internal destruction, that this is, in an off itself, will lead to america being defeated. we heard from the iranians that this is a gift to the extremists. you have contacts with jihadist networks across the middle east. from what you are hearing, is there a sense they are watching it
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with complete astonishment, as they don't need to do anything while america sort out its own troubles, if you like with yellow well, interesting, in the last couple of days we have seen islamic state supporters and members sharing news articles from publications like my own, the new york times. in the commentary i've seen on twitter is that isis doesn't have to put out its own press releases, theyjust need to share what the new york times is reporting about the president of the united states, ordering a ban on people from southern muslim majority countries. now, i don't know if... i don't know if there is going to be a clear link between what is happening and recruitment with the terror groups, but what is clear is it plays into isis‘s worldview. for a long time they have been saying that america is actually at war with islam. the other administration and the bush administration before that went to
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great lengths to put distance between the actions in iraq and afghanistan and elsewhere and the religion. they argue that this is a war on terror, not on the faith. but the actions that we have seen in the last two days makes it hard to avoid that question. it does very much look like it is a ban on muslim countries and that feed into their perspective. my apologies for interrupting, we'll have to leave it there. thank you very much for joining us. it's a new year, so you might be thinking about a new look, maybe a new hairstyle. well, one barber in rajasthan in india has taken a spritiual approach to grooming. his name is baba sen and he's been dubbed the cosmic barber on social media. we sent dan curtis along to get a special treatment.
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y°93r wake up this morning, i make my yoga, i collect my energy, because this is a big, big, big holytown. relax. wow. cosmic energy sounds. so, how feel? thanks, man. a haircut with a difference. you have been watching newsday. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. hello. this week january
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hello. this weekjanuary will go out, february will start with a much more active spell of weather that we have had recently. we are all going to see some wet weather at times as we go through the week. it will become windy, potentially very windy at the end of the week and even where we start the week cold, particularly in scotland, it will be turning milder. one weather system is pulling away from the uk. another is pulling away from the uk. another is approaching. in between the two we have plenty of cloud. many parts of the grey start frost free. scotla nd of the grey start frost free. scotland isn't. a hard frost particularly across highland scotland, —8 could be yours to begin the day, with mist and fog as well, just gradually clearing through the morning. so watch out for that. definitely frosty in scotland. but the patchy mist and fog into the central belt for example to start the day could well slow you down. here is the contrast. as we move into northern england, northern ireland, it the rest of england and wales, it is low cloud keeping up temperatures, hill fog, coastal fog in some spots, particularly in the
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south—west of the uk, damp and drizzly in places, and another weather system taking outbreaks of rain into south—west england. and as we go on through monday that would ta ke we go on through monday that would take its rain very slowly across the rest of south—west england into south and west wales and eventually into northern ireland. ahead of that, plenty of cloud, bright breaks in northern england, but after the morning mist and fog the best of the afternoon sunshine will be across scotland. this is where you have the lowest daytime temperatures after the cold start. very mild across wales and south—west england. some of us getting into double figures. monday night we continue to see this wet weather pushing further north and east across the uk, starting chilly on monday night in scotland. temperatures coming up. sleet and snow possible over the higher ground. the levels we are respecting rain as this system moves through. and then on tuesday it slides east and south—east across the uk, so another spell of rain for many of us. plenty of cloud, just brightening up into the afternoon. in northern ireland, sunny spells
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coming through and double—figure temperatures for more of us by the time we get to tuesday. looking ahead to wednesday that system slowing down before clearing away from eastern areas. then a little gap before the next system heading into the west. and ijust gap before the next system heading into the west. and i just want to show you the picture for thursday into friday. and a deep area of low pressure dominating proceedings. now it may not look like this thursday into friday. there is a lot of uncertainty about the detail. i just wa nt to uncertainty about the detail. i just want to flag up the possibility, though, that this week could end on a very windy note. you are watching bbc world news. headlines mac donald trump supports and backs his decision to ban all refugees and some migrants from entering the country. there has been criticism and concerns over his
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policy on immigration. iran says it isa policy on immigration. iran says it is a gift to extremists and the arab league says it was unjustified. and prince william and prince harry who have recently announced a building a statue of their mother 20 years after she was killed in a car crash. stay with us. more from me later but first, reporters.
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