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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's tom donkin. deadly shooting at a mosque in quebec city. five people are reported to have been killed with many more injured. after protest and confusion, the white house clarifies president trump's immigration policy, insisting he's not targetting muslims. seniorfigures in donald trump's own party say the measures have been poorly implemented, but the president stands firm. meet the candidate. benoir amoh, a politician from the hard—left, he'll represent the french socialist party in this year's presidential election. we start with breaking news from canada.
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shots have been fired at a mosque in quebec city. at least four people have been killed. police said two people have been arrested during evening prayers. a0 people were inside the building. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau has issued a statement on social media: jessica murphy is a news editor with bbc news in canada, she's on the line from toronto. jessica, what more do we know at this stage? well, there's still not too many details that have been confirmed. police are saying the situation right now is under control and the area has been secured and everyone has been evacuated. as you noted, we
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know there are two men in custody. we know there are confirmed dead and wounded but we don't know the exact figures, reporters on the ground are speaking to witnesses and hearing everything from two to 15 dead but those numbers aren't confirmed. we know gunmen opened fire during evening prayers, this was about three hours ago. but again, still a lot of details and police are saying the investigation is ongoing. jessica, seem via twitter that police are saying the mosque premises has been secured with the occu pa nts safely evacuated. premises has been secured with the occupants safely evacuated. there's also the possibility there saying that there could be a third shooter on the loose. this is still very much an active situation? very much. asi much an active situation? very much. as i noted, as is the case with these types of events, figures and fa cts these types of events, figures and facts change quickly and what the police are confirming is there are people who have been killed, people have been wounded and two men are in
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custody. jessica, i remember the assault in ottawa at the parliament assault in ottawa at the parliament a couple of years ago, police were quick to respond there but obviously a country that experiences rare insta nces a country that experiences rare instances of gun attacks, so this must be a huge shock? yes, there's a lwa ys must be a huge shock? yes, there's always is a huge shock. canada hasn't been immune to these types of attacks, even 20 years ago in montreal, there was a massacre at a polytechnic where a0 women were killed by one gunman, that's remembered every year in canada. 0n december the sixth there was a school shooting about a year ago. jessica, we are having some breakup on your line from toronto but we will persist for the moment. there's been a lot of reaction. justin trudeau as i mentioned has tweeted but across the border, the new york maier, who has experienced a lot of gun attacks in his city, bill de blasio, has tweeted his condolences.
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has there been a wide response via social media? absolutely, i did see bill de blasio's tweet. justin trudeau has also spoken out and also other politicians from all sides of the aisle are speaking out and condemning what has happened and saying they are grieving for those who have been killed and their thoughts are with the victims and theirfamilies. we thoughts are with the victims and their families. we are getting thoughts are with the victims and theirfamilies. we are getting used to hearing these kinds of things the world over but these statements are coming out once again from all corners of the country. jessica, thanks for the update and no doubt you will give us more as the hours progress. jessica murphy from bbc news in toronto, giving us the update on the breaking news, four people have been killed in a suburb of quebec city in canada at a shooting at a mosque. two people have been arrested but there's the possibility of more people involved in this attack are still on the
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loose. very much an active situation, there's a huge police presence at the mosque currently. more information as get it. president trump is facing growing criticism 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 but mr trump has defended his actions, saying america needs borders and extreme vetting. our first report is from our correspondent in new york, nick bryant. all 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've seen large gatherings across the country. the fractious mood reminiscent of the 1960s. protest is becoming a permanent
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feature of the trump presidency and atjfk airport last night, the demonstrations lasted deep 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 laws or executive orders are unconstitutional and illegal. the courts are there
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to defend everyone's right. what started as a protest outside this courthouse in brooklyn has now become a celebration. 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. all of a sudden 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. in an interview with an evangelical television network claimed, without any factual basis, the old 0bama policy favoured muslims over christians. you know, if you were a christian in syria,
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it was impossible — very, very, at least very, very tough — to get into the united states. if you were a muslim you could come in and i thought it was very, very unfair. 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. translation: my son has been in america three years, they did not let me call him. there is no humanity. they'd spent all their money on tickets and seen their american dreams eradicated with the stroke of a pen. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. 0ur correspondent rajini vaidya nathan has spoken to protesters in washington. the protest was organised relatively late notice and they managed to get a huge crowd here. what do you think of what has happened here today, it was relatively last—minute thing, this rally happening? yeah, and it seems like
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it is happening in cities all across the country right now. i think it's moving, i think it's tragic, i think it's beautiful and i'm just sad it has to be because we have so much potential in this country. we have such peaceful people. we're country of immigrants. do you want to show the world what your sign says? yes. what does it say? because i know that mum knows best. there's you mum there, so why does mum know best? what's your message? the message is that this is not american at all and we are standing here today fighting against injustices and oppression. black, brown, yellow, red, we are standing together to send an urgent message to donald trump that this is not acceptable, it is unconstitutional and we're gonna resist every step of the way. just explain why you decided
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to write that on your sign. so i think that trump has been trying to cover up what he is doing and what he's saying by excusing himself saying "oh, it's not a muslim ban" or "we're saying no to bad people" but i think that's deceiving so i wanted to make sure that trump and the world knows we're not deceived by what he tries to cover up and say about his policies, that he is harming people. donald trump has only been in power forjust over a week and this is another day of protests here outside the white house. it's important to remember, although there are a number of protests, there are also many people who do support the immigration ban. tougher rules were a major part of president trump's campaign and many see it as him simply doing what he promised. we spoke to some supporters of the policy at staten island in new york. whatever 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 number one job
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is to protect the american people. we live in a country of democracy, and if the majority of the people feel threatened and they want things in place, then we should be able to have things in place. i think circujmstances in the middle east over the last, say, four or five years have required a degree of caution that we have not been exercising before, so accordingly i do think it is appropriate. i have mixed feelings because memebers of my family came here as immigrants, however they came here at a much, much different time in history and now with all the lone wolves that operate and attack, you know, the us, we really need to have some form of vetting in place. donald trump said that this ois temporary so — i trust him. his number one job is to protect the american people and i think he's doing it and he said he was going to do it. that is why he was voted in.
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do i agree with everything he is doing right now? no, i don't but i feel he has a reason for doing what he is doing and we just have to wait and see. my parents are immigrants as well, you know, but they came legally, with their own visa and stuff like that. hopefully they can have a future the way our family did. personally i feel that if people want to come to my country and they want to live here and stay here if vetting is part of the process that should be acceptable to them as if i went to their country and there was a vetting process in place that i would have to abide by it. in terms of some of the families that were stopped at the airports, they'd already had their security checks, they'd already have their visas. we are very threatened in this country and there are a lot of things in the general public does not know about that the government does as far as security and threats to our country and if they feel this is necessary, i am with it all the way.
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and for more detail on who's affected by the travel ban and all the latest updates just go to our website. that's let's round—up some of the other main stories: the us military has confirmed that donald trump has authorised the first raid by american special forces of his presidency. the pre—dawn raid in yemen targeted al-qaeda militants, killing at least 1a. a us serviceman also died, and three others were injured in the operation that was aimed at gathering intelligence about potential terror plots. police in the philippines say they will disband anti—drugs units in order to promote an internal cleansing. that's following the killing of a south korean businessmen by rogue officers last year. but president rodrigo duterte vowed to continue his war on drugs, in which more than 7,000 people have been killed. officials in malaysia say 23 people, mostly chinese nationals, have been rescued after a malaysian boat sank in rough seas off the coast of borneo.
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the catamaran sank on saturday, the first day of the chinese new year holiday. it sparked a major air and sea search covering more than 700 square kilometres. six people remain unaccounted for. delta air lines has grounded domestic flights in the us because of automation issues. the airline said it was facing a systems outage but flights already in the air were unaffected. the faa says international flights are exempt from the grounding. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: chile pleas for international aid as wildfires continue to devastate large parts of the country. 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".
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the earthquake singled out 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. killed in an attack on a mosque in the canadian city of quebec. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: shots have been fired at a mosque in the canadian city of quebec. at least four people are reported to have been killed and many more injured.
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police have arrested two people connection with the attack. president trump has defended his temporary travel ban on people from seven mainly muslim countries in the face of widening criticism and protests. let's stay with that story: i got the latest details on the ban from our correspondent david willis in washington. this does not apply to people coming in with paperwork. those in other owrds who have green cards will be allowed in, they say. the white house issued a statement a few hours ago basically saying that this is not a muslim ban — it has been characterised by some as such. it is all about keeping our country safe and eradicating the concept, the prospect of a terrorist attack. donald trump, of course,
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has been criticised by some in his own party. senatorjohn mccain, senator lindsey graham earlier describing it as a self—inflicted wound, as they put it, this executive order in the fight against terrorism. mr trump for his part is hitting back on twitter saying they are wrong and that they are weak on immigration, they should be directing their attention in the fight against isis. we saw some legal challanges this past weekend and if that's anything to go by, this next week could be full of legal challenges as the experts try to figure out where this travel ban fits within the american constitution? very true, yes. the contention being, of course, that this travel ban is unconstitutional. now, we have seen lawyers orjudges i should say in at least five states basically coming to the conclusion that it needs to be stopped albeit temporarily perhaps and ultimately, you are right, there could be more legal challenges. ultimately this could come down to being sorted out the courts
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perhaps going, some have suggested, all the way to the us supreme court. voters in france have chosen a candidate from the hard—left, benoir amoh, to represent the socialist party in the presidential election. mr haman scored a clear victory over the former prime minister, manuel valls, in the second round of voting. as our paris correspondent lucy williamson reports, it's just 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 the left
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but a moderate innovative left that looks to the future. —— modern. the problem is, half the party hates his ideas. this primary was meant to boost the socialists' slender chances by giving them a candidate they would unite around but after five bitter years of infighting, unity may be too much to ask. especially as this man is already siphoning 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 centrists on both the right and left. before emmanuel macron i tried other political movements
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and first of all the parti socialiste, but those last years, the parti socialiste was lost and the main subject on which it was not very clear was about the economy. so after political upheavals in america and the uk, how is france's presidential race taking shape? francois fillon, the centre—right favourite is fighting off allegations that his wife received public money for work she had not done. far right leader 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 a sitting president
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and a prime minister. the men with power, it seems, don't always win the party. just as hard perhaps for the party to win power. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris a prominent muslim leader has been shot dead. all we know about the suspect, a man who was photographed ina suspect, a man who was photographed in a moment of the assassination, with a pistol to the head of tony. we do anything about his background. here is a man from mandalay. if you
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look at him, he is a prominent muslim ina look at him, he is a prominent muslim in a country that is dominated by buddhists. hejust founded the muslin‘s lawyers association here. he is the leading muslim within all song suu kyi's party. —— muslim. he has been heavily involved in efforts to try and read draft —— read —— there are those that think the possible assassination of ko ni might be related to that. it might be sending a message to all song suu kyi. lunar new year fireworks may have been cancelled in beijing to help
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prevent smog. but that certainly wasn't the case in hong kong. a huge display of fireworks lit up the sky to celebrate the year of the rooster — thousands of people gathered to watch the booming bright lights explode over hong kong's famous harbour. chilean authorities have detained more than a0 people suspected of arson — as wildfires continue to burn across large areas of central and southern chile. at least 11 people have been killed and several thousand others left homeless. the fires have burnt entire towns to the ground and destroyed forests, farmland and vineyards. sarah corker reports. fighting the flames with whatever they can find. a tree branch. or a bottle of water. these farmers in central chile fend for themselves as they wait for help to arrive, but the authorities have been overwhelmed by the sheer scale of these wildfires, affecting seven separate areas of chile and described as the largest emergency operation in the country's history. the president says some fires may
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have been started deliberately, others by accident. translation: if we are sure this was intentional, we are going to pursue those responsible till the end. we have arrested a3 from the 36 cases we are investigating. not all were intentionalfires. some were the result of negligence. and, if convicted, the arsonists face up to 20 years in prison. 10,000 people are now involved in this relentless firefight. international aid has come from colombia, mexico and spain. these firefighters from france, the newest arrivals. translation: we know that the fires are large, especially in the region of 0'higgins. that's where the emphasis will be at first, as much as commercial sites and their inhabitants. but a deadly mix of hot, dry weather and strong winds mean the flames have spread quickly, engulfing entire towns. and for thousands of people this
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is now the bleak reality they face — homes destroyed, lives lost. and as this emergency enters its third week, some people are trying to put their community back together. but officials warn around 130 fires still burn, half of them out of control. a reminder of our breaking news this hour: at least four people have been killed outside quebec city in canada during a shooting at a mosque. police say two people have been arrested. the shooting began around the time of evening prayers at the mosque in the islamic cultural centre in the sant—fwaa suburb. i'm @tomdonkinbbc. hello.
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this week, january will go out and february will start on a much more active spell of weather than we've had recently. we're all going to see some wet weather at times as we go through the week. it'll become windy, potentially very windy at the end of the week, and even where we're starting the week cold, particularly in scotland, it'll be turning milder. 0ne weather system is pulling away from the uk, another is approaching. in between the two we've got plenty of cloud. many parts of the uk are starting the day frost free. scotland isn't. a hard frost, particularly across highland scotland, —8 could be yours to begin the day, with some mist and fog as well, just gradually clearing through the morning. so, do watch out for that. yep, definitely frosty in scotland. but that patchy mist and fog into the central belt, for example, to start the day could well slow you down. here's the contrast. as we move into northern england, across northern ireland, the rest of england and for wales, its low cloud keeping up temperatures. hill fog, too, coastal fog
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in some spots, particularly across the south—west of the uk, it is damp and drizzly in places, too, and we have another weather system taking outbreaks of rain into south—west england. and as we go on through monday, that is going to 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, a few brighter breaks in northern england, but after that morning mist and fog the best of the afternoon sunshine will be across scotland. this is where you have the lowest daytime temperatures after that 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, though. bit of sleet and snow possible over the higher ground for a time. lower levels we're expecting rain as this system moves through. and then on tuesday it slides its way east and south—east across the uk, so again, another spell of rain for many of us.
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plenty of cloud, just beginning to brighten up into the afternoon. into northern ireland, a few sunny spells 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 bit of a gap before the next system heading into the west. and i just want to show you the picture now for thursday into friday. and a deep area of low pressure dominating proceedings. now, it may not look like this thursday into friday. there's a lot of uncertainty about the detail. i just want to flag up the possibility, though, that this week could end on a very windy note. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm tom donkin. up to five people are reported to have been killed after gunmen opened fire at mosque in the canadian city of quebec. the shooting took place during evening prayers. two people connected with the attack have been arrested. president trump has defended his temporary travel ban on people
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from seven mainly muslim countries in the face of widening criticism and protests. in a written statement, mr trump accused the media of falsely reporting that it amounted to a ban on muslims. voters in france have chosen a candidate from the hard—left. benoir amoh will be the french socialist party's candidate in the presidential elections in april, after winning a run—off vote on sunday. the former—education minister comfortably beat manuel valls, who conceded before the final tally was completed. now on bbc news, hardtalk.
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