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the petition to cancel president trump's state visit to the uk gathers more than a million signatures — but downing street says the prime minister is very happy for it to go ahead. following the executive order, the american embassy in london has now told citizens of the seven countries affected not to apply for visas to the states. boris johnson faces mps this afternoon over how britain should respond. donald trump is insisting the ban is going well — saying only 109 people were detained over the weekend — and airport problems were caused by computer issues and protestors. six people are shot dead at a mosque near quebec city — canada's prime minister calls it a terrorist attack against muslims. identified at last. an american with dementia found two years ago lost in hereford with no id — he'd been abandoned by his family. and a female police chief escapes the sack after she launched a drunken tirade at a junior colleague about the size of her breasts.
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good afternoon and welcome to bbc news more than one million people have now signed a petition calling on the government to cancel a planned state visit to the uk by donald trump. it follows his temporary ban on visitors from seven, predominantly muslim, countries from entering the usa. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, said the visit should be postponed. but downing street said scrapping the visit would "undo everything" achieved in mrs may's visit to washington earlier this month, and called the campaign a "populist gesture". here's our political correspondent, iain watson. the demonstrations in america against president trump's imposition of a temporary travel ban are likely to be repeated here with protests
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planned outside downing street later today and another uk cities. although the foreign office have clarified that british citizens are exempt from the band, the foreign secretary has been under pressure to say why it took so long to get clarification. in the house of commons, that's the place. this conservative mp was born in iraq, one of the seven countries that are subject to the travel ban. he is pleased that he has confirmation he will be able to visit the usa but is still opposed to the policy. clearly the foreign secretary had worked throughout sunday and into the night talking directly to the white house, was my understanding, as did the team at number ten and i applaud them for the work they did, certainly for families like mine. the anguish we have suffered in the last 72 hours has been horrific. there are millions of people in the uk and the rest of europe who are dual nationals or original national is of those countries and
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they will be worried. and now more than a million people have called this book up —— assigned a position calling for his planned state visit to the uk to be called off, saying it could in varas —— embarrassed the queen. it is worth noting that almost half a million people signed a petition backing a policy is similar to donald trump's, calling for an immigration ban until isis is defeated. when a petition gets more than 100,000 signatures it must be tomorrow, but sources are stressing that it would be inconceivable if the planned visit was not discussed here. even if a majority mps decided they wanted the visit scrapped, they could not rescind an invitation from buckingham palace and downing street, but they could embarrass the prime minister. should president trump's state that it go ahead? she was tight—lipped but downing street be a populist gesture
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to scrap the invitation and i don't intend to do so —— has made it clear. i think it is right that i should make the position very clear on the views that i have on the proposed state visit by president trump, which is that it should be postponed and we should make that position very clear. and in view of the number of people who have come out in the last two days, a substantial number of the british public absolutely agree with me. but this former party leader defended donald trump. what has happened here, the countries upon which trump has put a temporary travel ban while they work out how to put extreme vetting in place, that list was drawn up by the 0bama administration. what was a diplomatic success now looks like a political difficulty, getting close to the new us administration could be good for the post brexit economy but
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not necessarily for theresa may's domestic popularity. 0ur assistant political editor, norman smith, is in westminster. focus on the controversy likely to descend here but a we expect a statement from boris johnson, and then crucially, we may get a whole debate on donald trump's travel ban, and there could be be a vote at the end of it. so there is the potential for the whole issue now to totally dominate what goes on in the commons here this afternoon, after the former labour leader ed miliband put down this motion, it will depend on the speaker whether he chooses to allow that emergency debate, but this morning ed miliband was urging him to agree to it. this morning ed miliband was urging him to agree to it. i believe that rolling out the red carpet for president trump at this time would be wrong. this ban he has imposed will make the world a more dangerous, not a safer place.
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the only thing he understands is strength. he needs a strong response from britain, and that is to say that this cannot stand. of course president trump can come here, but not whilst this ban is in place. i will be calling later this afternoon for an emergency debate in the house of commons on president trump's ban, because i think it is right that the house of commons speaks with one voice, sends a clear message to the united states that the ban is wrong, counter— productive, divisive, and will make the world a more dangerous, not a safer place and i think there is an opportunity for us to do that. perhaps a sign emerging that number ten are aware of the controversy blowing up over this proposed state visit, with more than one million people signing that petition, because this lunchtime number ten was suggesting that the decision was taken by what is called the state visit committee in the foreign 0ffice. visit committee in the foreign office. i have to say i have never heard of this committee, however,
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others have, and apparently it is usually arranges visits by leaders of smaller countries, you imagine when it comes to a visit by the president of the us it seems to me inconceivable that the prime minister would not have been very very directly involved, but it does suggest that number ten are just looking to deflect some of the heat from this issue elsewhere, by suggesting actually this was a decisionent gated by —— instigated by this committee. decisionent gated by —— instigated by this committee. well, this morning president trump has said only 109 people out of more than 300,000 were detained at immigration for questioning over the weekend, and that the big problems at airports were caused by computer issues and protestors — not his travel ban. protests have continued across america — and many more are being planned here in the uk this evening — in around 30 towns and cities. in iraq — one of the seven countries whose citizens are now banned — the parliament has voted to retaliate by introducing a similar ban on americans entering the country for 90 days. this is how divisive
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the issue has become, shouted arguments between opponents of donald trump's travel ban and those supporting it. this was in portland and protests have continued in many us cities and at several airports where there is still confusion about how the president's orders should be implemented. there have also been another legal challenges will protection of the nation from foreign terrorists. it suspends the entry of national from seven muslim majority countries and stops the us refugee programme for four months and there is an indefinite ban on all syrian refugees. that is a concern for abdul fatah mahmoud shata, a refugee from homs and who has settled in california. he hoped wider family could reunited but he is not sure now.
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we hope things go back to before and the orders are eased because the people have suffered. we are not trouble makers, history has dealt us a difficult hand. there have been protests against the policy in a number of countries. students in the philippines here, and the iraqi parliament have asked its government to retaliate against the us. canada has offered to give temporary residency to people stranded in the country. we will continue to ensure that our immigration system is about compassion, efficiency and economic opportunity and the protection of the health, safety and security of canadians. the un high commissioner for human rights said in a tweet that discrimination on nationality alone was forbidden under human rights law. he added that the us ban is also mean—spirited and waste resources needed for proper counterterrorism. here, a former mi6 head of counterterrorism said the measures could do more harm than good. this sort of ban on travel makes a huge impact around the world and rather feeds the
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narrative of extremist islamist terrorists, that the americans and all the allies are fundamentally against us but president trump's aides insist it is not about religion but in tackling terrorism and the order is an interim measure while new policies are brought up. supporters argue it is necessary. whatever needs to be done has to be done, and this is for the safety of everybody. he has said it is temporary so i trust him, his number one job is to protect the american people and i think he's doing it. we live in a country of democracy and if the majority of people feel they are threatened and one thing in place then we should be able to have things in place. donald trump said only 109 out of 300.5 only 109 out of 325 thousand people were detained and held for questioning after his executive order and he that the homeland security secretaryjohn kelly said all was going well
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with very few problems. well, let's speak to our washington correspondent, kim ghattas. what are we hearing from the white house today then president trump has taken to twitter, his favourite means of communication, he has been up means of communication, he has been up since seven this morning, tweeting first as we heard there, in this report, about the fact that there were no big problems, that executive order implementation is going very well the latest tweets are if the ban had been announced the bad would rush in during the two week, a lot of bad dudes are out there, not the kind of language we usually hear from a president but president trump is very unusual. and he is standing by his executive order, even though the white house has pulled back a little bit on some of the details of the implementation, saying for example that green card holders, prominent
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residents of the us from other countries are not affected by this ban. they also try to temper the tone a little bit, in a statement that the president put out yesterday, saying that they, he wa nted yesterday, saying that they, he wanted to help other countries, this was not a muslim ban despite what he said was false reporting by the media, that the key was to protect the country from terror, and a poll this morning shows that 48% of americans support suspending immigration from terror prone countries, everyone if it means turning away refugees, so it is our about the phrasing, because if you put it to somebody that this travel ban or this executive order is about keeping terrorists out, then people would be hard pressed to say no, i oppose that, that is how the white house is also making sure that it phrases things in ways that appeals to its supporters but we have seen the criticism and the protests the across the country as well. has the white house made any reference to
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those huge protests that have been going on and also any reaction the petition, here in the uk about the over a million people now have signed it saying they don't want him to come. no reaction yet to the petition that is circulating in the uk. but yes, there was a tweet again, from the president, saying that the problems were really caused by co m plete that the problems were really caused by complete out ages and protestors the and the tears of one democratic senator chuck schumer, so rejected the possibility that this executive order is facing a backlash, that is somewhat stand guard operating procedure for the president. reacting the idea that his actions caused criticism or a backlash, you can see very clearly from the way that white house officials have been speaking, and putting out statements over the last few days they were taken aback a little bit by the
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ripple effect that this executive order is causing, now it is not uncommon for white house officials and theirfirst uncommon for white house officials and their first week in the white house to suddenly realise the enormity of the weight of every word they ever, every action they take. we have seen it with past administrations, but it is very rare for a president to face such protests in the first few days of his time in office. canada's prime minister, justin trudeau, says the fatal shooting at a mosque in the city of quebec, was a "terrorist attack" against muslims. six people were killed and eight were wounded. police have arrested two men in connection with the killings. andy moore has this report — which does contain some flash photography. police closed off the area surrounding the cultural centre as armed officers entered the mosque. it was during evening prayers on sunday, witnesses say gunmen opened fire on more than 50 worshippers inside. some of those wounded are said to be seriously injured. quebec city police confirmed that two suspects have been arrested. they called it an act of terror.
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the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, said in a statement: quebec's premier said the canadian people categorically rejected what he called this barbaric violence. i want to say a few words to our fellow quebeckers. muslim quebeckers. we are with you. this is your home. you're welcome here. we are all quebeckers. we should work together, strive to build together a society which will be even more open, peaceful too, even in this troubled world. last year, a pig's head was left in front of the mosque. but local people said there was usually a spirit of tolerance. in terms of the quebeckers i have
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encountered, i never have encountered any sort of hatred or animosity towards them. so i'm really shocked by all of this. ijust can't imagine awful things like that happening here, where i imagine most of the people are respectful. solidarity rallies are planned across quebec today. andy moore, bbc news. the petition to cancel president trump's state visit to the uk gathers more than a million signatures in protest at his clamp—down on immigration over the weekend. the american embassy in london has now told citizens of the seven countries affected not to apply for visas to the states. but donald trump says only 109 people were detained over the weekend. six people have been shot dead — and eight others wounded — at a mosque in quebec.
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canada's prime minister calls it a ‘terrorist attack". a "terrorist attack". britain has three men inside the world's top 50 tennis players for the first time since 2006. dan ven va ns the first time since 2006. dan ven vansit the first time since 2006. dan ven vans it is up to 45th. there will be no relegation from the six nations in the short to medium term, that is according to the tournament's chief executive and despite georgia and romania both pushing for inclusion. crystal palace have a new player in theirfight against crystal palace have a new player in their fight against relegation from their fight against relegation from the premier league as patrick van aanholt signs from sunderland. there will be more at 2.30. in november 2015, an elderly man was found lost — wandering around a car park in hereford. ever since then, great efforts have been made to find out who he is. and now the bbc‘s panorama team have traced him to a suburb of los angeles,
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and discovered that his wife and his son had flown him to england and then abandoned him. darragh macintyre has this report. this man was found in hereford in november 2015 with no id and no idea of where he came from. everyone called him roger because he once said the name roger curry, but the police didn't know if that was his real name. we have a person, we have a possible name, but nothing else. we've got no identity documents, no indication of where he's from. roger has dementia and couldn't help. you speak with an accent from america, are you american? when we visited him last march, he had already been in a local care home forfour months. what happens if he is identified and he has to leave here? it will be devastating, but then, you know, because the staff,
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we've adopted him. and for roger it's wonderful, but he's become our roger. yeah... the breakthrough came with this picture from a 1958 american high school yearbook. it featured an 18—year—old roger curry from the far north—west of the us. the likeness was striking. panorama followed the lead and traced the teenager pictured in the yearbook to a current address in los angeles. the home was burnt out and looked abandoned, but neighbours knew roger. can i show you these photographs? that's roger. are you sure? oh, no question about it, no doubt. 100%? i am 100% sure that's roger. we had finally identified roger curry, but this story doesn't have a happy ending. we found that the family had been haunted by illness and trouble. it soon became clear that the 76—year—old had been deliberately abandoned in england.
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his son kevin flew him to britain. kevin, we need to find out what happened to your dad. kevin, did you dump your father in england? kevin? you're trespassing. you need to leave. kevin then agreed to answer questions, but not on camera. he says that he had nothing to do whatsoever with the abandonment of his father in england. he said his father became ill when they were visiting england on holiday, and that he asked a friend to take him to hospital. his explanation made no sense. why did he leave his father in england for eight months? after we notified the police about roger curry‘s identity, he was flown back to america last july. he is now in the care of the la authorities. darragh macintyre, bbc news. and you can watch panorama, the mystery of the unknown man, tonight on bbc one at 8.30pm on bbc one. aston villa sacked a scout accused
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of sexually abusing boys in 1988 but did not go to police. 20 years later, that scout, ted langford, was jailed for sexual offences against young boys between 1976 and 1989, a year after he left the club. former professional player tony brien says he was abused numerous times by langord from the age of 12, whilst playing for local youth team dunlop terriers. speaking to the victoria derbyshire programme, he described it as something that will stay with him until the day he dies. you dream of becoming a professional footballer, you know, you believed things that people said to you. and i would have done anything to become a professional footballer but i didn't know what i was doing then, was you know, actually wrong, because i trusted adults. a senior police officer has been told she can keep herjob, after baring her breasts and mocking a colleague in a drunken row. assistant chief constable rebekah sutcliffe from
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greater manchester police was found to have committed gross misconduct, and given a final written warning by a disciplinary panel. it followed her involvement in a confrontation at a conference last year. 0ur correspondent has been poll elowing developments for us, give us is background to this this goes back to may last year when a conference was taking place entitled senior women in policing conference was taking place in the north of england. dinner was happening, taking place in the north of england. dinnerwas happening, it was a gala evening and these two senior police officers got into what seems to be a one—sided row after dinner, in the bar afterwards which turned out to be a bit of a drunken tirade from the more senior officer. her name is assistant chief co nsta ble her name is assistant chief constable rebecca sutcliffe and she laid into superintendent sarah jackson, verbally, she claimed that sarahjackson, jackson, verbally, she claimed that sarah jackson, the more junior
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officer had had a cosmetic surgery on her breasts and she was tainted by that, everybody knew she had had surgery by that, everybody knew she had had surgery and she will be judged on that professionally from now on, and then after that, the more senior officer pulled her own dress down to expose her breast, to talk about to compare herself with herjunior colleague, someone she mentored over the years, and someone who looked up to her and was relying on her, support, forfuture to her and was relying on her, support, for future promotions to her and was relying on her, support, forfuture promotions if you like, this was two senior colleague, one more slightlyjunior getting into a heated public row, in a hotel, in the north of england last year, with this sort of verbal tirade being aimed at herfrom the more senior officer. she admitted gross misconduct and today's decision was whether or not sarah jackson, sorry where rebekah sutcliffe was going to keep herjob, and today the panel said that her gross misconduct had taken her to the very precipice of dismissal, buzz she was going to keep herjob
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and the reason she has kept her post with the police force s that there we re with the police force s that there were many dozens if not hundreds of supporting statements from collea g u es supporting statements from colleagues and friends, saying that the more senior officer was inspirational, and she was a good colleague, and she was someone to look up to, so it was decided that she was going to keep herjob, she is guilty of gross misconduct but the very embarrassing public row for greater manchester police, and in the last few minutes the chief co nsta ble the last few minutes the chief constable has released a statement saying this has been an incredibly difficult time for the force, and today we accepted the recommendation of the panel in relation to the future of assistant chief constable sutcliffe. she keeps herjob but has heaped enormous embarrassment on the police force she works for. theresa may is meeting political leaders from scotland, wales and northern ireland today, to discuss britain's exit from the european union. let us show you what happened when she left that meeting a few hours ago. booing. so
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b00|ng. so protestors there responding to the events in the us over the weekend, and protesting as she left the talks with leaders of the devolved government of scotland, wales and northern ireland. theresa may is heading to northern ireland. she will meet enda kenny there, but, in little doubt as to the anger that is out there, over the president's executive order. just to eare pined you there is an mergety commons debate late ever this afternoon. we will be in the commons for that. —— emergency. a group of mps is to carry out a parliamentary inquiry into so—called "fake news" — inaccurate or false news stories shared on social media.
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the trend came to international attention during the recent us election campaign, when there were fears that voters were subjected to untruthful reports. 0ur media editor, amol rajan, reports. purveyors of fake news are often motivated either by the desire for a quick buck or a particular and sometimes extreme political cause. because their product tends to be salacious and remarkable, it can be more widely shared on social media platforms such as facebook and twitter, quickly reaching millions of people. now the culture committee is to investigate the growing prevalence of fake news and what can be done about it. we're interested in the responsibility of companies like google and facebook to their users and to warn people and alert people to likely sources of fake news. we're also interested in the sources of fake news, are there particular groups and organisations or servers located in particular parts of the world where we know fake stories originate from, so therefore what action can we take about them? ultimately the answer to that question may be not much but facebook has introduced new tools in america and germany allowing users to flag material that looks suspicious. it also employs independent fact
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checkers to verify stories that appear dubious. deliberate falsehoods masquerading as news are a tiny fraction of the total material shared on social media. but with high profile cases still reaching millions and donald trump intent on using the phrase to describe journalism he doesn't like... you are fake news. ..fake news seems certain to be a growing presence in all our lives. amol rajan, bbc news. remind you there is an emergency commons debate late ever this afternoon. we will be in the commons for that. —— emergency. for that. -- emergency. you talk to phil, i am not talking to him. the lovely phil has the weather for us. i might not speak now. good afternoon. satellite pictures tells the tale for the day. much of scotland, i have put on the radar there. it doesn't show all the rain. if it is drizzly it doesn't tend to pick it up. the other thing is it milder in the south—west than
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in the north east of scotland. how do we get on for the rest of the day? gradually we will push this rain further towards the east during the course of the night. night. not amounting to much. it stays cool on the eastern shore shores and into glasgow where there will be a bit of fog round in the valley through the course of today. that might linger on for a time. then tuesday is all about trying to get these weather fronts further to the east. with the onshower breeze, rain, miserable fa re onshower breeze, rain, miserable fare in england. we will renew that rain. a bit of brightness to #23i7b your day in northern ireland. see your day in northern ireland. see you later. —— brighten. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the petition to cancel president trump's state visit to the uk gathers more than a million signatures, but downing street says it will go ahead. the prime minister issued the invitation at the white house last week.
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the american embassy in london has now told citizens of the seven countries affected not to apply for visas to the states. boris johnson faces mps this afternoon over how britain should respond. more protests against the travel ban in the united states — president trump says it's an interim measure and not directed against muslims. his aides call it a massive success story. theresa may is meeting political leaders from scotland, wales and northern ireland today, to discuss britain's exit from the european union. and in other news, six people have been shot dead and eight others wounded at a mosque in quebec. canada's prime minister says it's a terrorist attack. two suspects are arrested. and an american man with dementia, who was found in a car park two years ago without any id, had been dumped in england by his family.
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you are watching bbc news. time now for the sport. for the first time in 11 years, three british men are inside tennis‘s world top 50. dan evans is the new british number two after his impressive run to the fourth round of the australian 0pen last week. he's up to a career high 45th — two ahead of fellow brit kyle edmund. evans beat seventh seed marin cilic and bernard tomic in melbourne during his best ever run in a grand slam. evans and edmund will play in the davis cup against canada this friday. andy murray retains his world number one ranking despite that early exit in melbourne. won't be playing in the davis cup though. meanwhile, several bookmakers have made 35—year—old roger federer odds on to win another grand slam tournament after his amazing australian open victory over rafa nadal yesterday. federer ended his five year wait for an 18th major
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in that five set win. when i heard that in switzerland people were following me and i saw people being generally really happy for me that i won a slam again, particularly maybe this one, it's a bit of a fairy tale to come back this way. the goal is absolutely to be playing for a couple of years, hopefully. six nations chief executive john feehan says relegation from the tournament will not be introduced in the short to medium term. georgia and romania have both been pushing to be included in the annual tournament. italy were added to the old five nations tournament in 2000 and have propped up the table 11 times in the 17 tournaments since, including last season where they lost all five matches. but feehan has there are no plans to relegate the italians who open their campaign against wales next sunday in rome. it is not that long ago since they beat south africa in the autumn series. i would say in the short or medium term there is not any genuine
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likelihood of that happening and we are very happy how the italians are approaching it. it's a long way to go probably in terms of being competitive, but to be honest, on any given day they could beat any of the sides in the championship. indeed, they have beaten the other sides, apart from the english. we believe they are a good addition to the championship and they have proved they are worth it and deserving to be entered. patrick van aanholt has completed his transfer from sunderland to crystal palace for an undisclosed fee. the dutch left—back has signed a 4 and a half year contract. the 26 year old will be reunited with sam allardyce, having previously worked with the manager at the stadium of light. there will be two non—league clubs in the fa cup fifth round draw tonight.
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sutton united joined lincoln city in the hat, after pulling off a 1—0 win at home to leeds united yesterday. leeds made 10 changes for the match though. the decision by championship and premier league teams to field weakened sides has been criticised by some former players. i think they are cheating the fans. newcastle fans travelled 250 miles behind 0xford yesterday expecting 13 to win. they put out a weakened team. it is again very very disappointing. watford were one of two premier league teams to get knocked out yesterday. they lost 1—0 at league one millwall, while hull were well beaten at fulham. another former player, though, phil neville, thinks that the number of changes made by the bigger clubs isn't devaluing the competition. every team is making changes, notjust the premier league teams. i think it is making the fa cup better. once you get to the fifth and sixth premier league rounds, the premier league clubs will change their teams.
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i'm all for playing the kids. that is all the sport for now. there will be more in the next hour. despite a weekend of protests, petitions and court orders against it, the white house is standing firm over president trump's ban on immigration from seven countries. the president signed his executive order on friday, bringing to an end a hectic first week in the oval office. it halted the entire us refugee programme for four months, as well as instituting a three month travel ban for nationals from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. but on saturday, as thousands gathered at airports across the country to protest, the order was challenged in the courts, with officials from 16 states describing it as unconstitutional. that led to confusion all over the world. after seeking clarification, the foreign office said yesterday that uk nationals travelling to america shouldn't be affected. and responding to criticism of the ban, the president issued a statement last night saying he's not targeting muslims,
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and that visas would be reissued once new security measures had been implemented. while there have been numerous protests in response to the immigration ban, there are also many people who support it. tougher immigration rules were a major part of donald trump's campaign, and many see the move as the president doing what he promised. 0ur correspondent alex forsyth has spent the morning at the un refugee offices in the lebanese capital, beirut, on the first working day after trump's ban has come into force. iamat i am at the un refugee agency deception centre. always a busy place, but busy this morning. amongst the people who have come here to talk about the situation, there is a sense of hopelessness. people are feeling another door has been closed to them. with me is a representative from the refugee
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resettlement council. what have you been hearing? we provide legal aid to refugees and our clients are devastated. these are people who have worked with the us forces and have worked with the us forces and have us citizen family members. they have us citizen family members. they have been through a rigorous process of applying for entry into the united states and that the last stage of the process they are being told that the option no longer exists. president trump says it's too provide better betting for entry into the us. do you believe that? when people don't know the process, they make snap decisions. people entering the us are the most vetted individuals. they go through rigorous interviews, they have biometric data taken. these agencies
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aren't messing around. if anything comes up aren't messing around. if anything comes up showing affiliation with a terrorist organisation or persecution of others, the application will be terminated immediately. would this have a big impact? the impact is devastating. the thing to understand about refugee admissions is that only 1% of refugees worldwide will be resettled. most of them will have to make do in the country they first need to. about 1% about half typically enter the united states and now that door is no longer open to them, and these are the most at risk refugees in the world, that is why they are being considered for resettlement in the first place. thank you. as you are getting hit a sense of an element of confusion regarding what it will mean for individuals, but overall this sense
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that people are feeling angry and hopeless about the prospects of leaving the lebanon and starting a new life in the us or anywhere else. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. i don't know if you saw theresa may living that meeting, but she was heavily booed. that's right. ake reece lyne emerging from house. —— an interesting line emerging from downing street. 0ne an interesting line emerging from downing street. one man that might know about the state visit committee is so henry bellingham. who are these committed people? it's a joint
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committee between whitehall and the palace. the prime minister advised by the foreign secretary will decide who they want to invite on a state visit amend the committee will be tasked to look at other visits. where were the person staying, who we re where were the person staying, who were they address, all those detailed questions. these officials are not going to decide whether president trump should be issued with an invitation. that will surely have to be taken by the prime minister? of course it would be. the prime minister will decide, obviously advised by the foreign secretary and the home secretary in conjunction with the palace, who to invite in principle. she is keen to invite donald trump and it's a way of building on her new close relationship. more than1 of building on her new close relationship. more than 1 million people have signed this petition. there will be a demonstration outside downing street, opposition
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leaders asking for the visit to be scrapped. is it too late to pull the plug on the state visit. no it is not too late, but it will be a gross insult to the americans. the key to this is not shared values with the united states, it is shared interest in the geopolitical world we live in. post brexit it's about trade in nato and working to combat isis. i believe the prime minister's visit to america went well and she has built upa to america went well and she has built up a personal rapport. it's quite right that president trump should be invited here. do you have any concerns, just a few days after mrs may was in washington, the association with donald trump has had consequences because of some of these views and by tying ourselves s0 these views and by tying ourselves so closely to the president we risk more embarrassments like this?|j disagree more embarrassments like this?” disagree with you there. we are not sharing values we president trump.
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many of us deplore his recent announcement, but by building that close relationship, theresa may with the help of borisjohnson close relationship, theresa may with the help of boris johnson was able to clarify the position for british citizens. the practical relationship, the constructive relationship working together on the ground has enabled this particular problem to be so very quickly. thank you very much indeed. we will hear from the foreign secretary at about az15pm, az30pm. then we may get an emergency debate on donald trump is my travel plans which could go on foot two, three hours and there could even be invoked at the end of it. all that will hinge on what the speaker decides and then tomorrow and deals will decide whether this petition which has led to more than 1 will decide whether this petition which has led to more than1 million people signing it, whether that will trigger a further debate on the state visit. norman, thank you. an exclusive report
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by the victoria derbyshire programme has revealed aston villa football club did not go to the police after parents and boys raised concerns about a scout at the club abusing boys. the scout, ted langford, was, however, sacked by villa within months of the abuse being raised. 20 years later, langford admitted sexual offences between 1976 and 1989 — a year after he left the club. in an exclusive interview, one of those abused by langford, tony brien, spoke about his ordeal. where would this abuse take place? he used to take me to a golf course at the back of the old school i used to go to in handsworth. there was a golf course at the back and he used to drive up the and that is where it took place. how did it make you feel? at the time, he would've done
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anything because i thought it was right, but you know, of all the yea rs right, but you know, of all the years now, i feel dirty and... right, but you know, of all the years now, ifeeldirty and... i can't explain. it is just, years now, ifeeldirty and... i can't explain. it isjust, you years now, ifeeldirty and... i can't explain. it is just, you would have done anything in those days, your dream of becoming a professional footballer. you your dream of becoming a professionalfootballer. you believe things that people said to you and i would have been done anything to become a professional footballer, but i didn't know what i was doing then was actually wrong because i trusted adults. and when at 14 you told him where to go, what had changed? did you know that what he was doing to you was wrong? yes. i knew there was something not right. we used to go on trips abroad and, you know, kids were coming out with love bites over the neck and things like that and it was just, it was
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just terrible to see it. what did he say he had to keep on doing it? he said that my sperm had not come back from the doctors with the right results. a test wasn't completed properly. it was inconclusive? it was inconclusive, yes. he would say that we would have to do the test again, but we would leave it for a few weeks and then do it again. unbelievable. yes. this happened six or seven times over that period of two years or so. how did he treat you after it stopped. after you stop tim. after i you after it stopped. after you stop tim. afterl stop you after it stopped. after you stop tim. after i stop tim, we you after it stopped. after you stop tim. afterl stop tim, we used you after it stopped. after you stop tim. after i stop tim, we used to sit at the front of the van, but
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afterwards he put me at the back of the van. and you told your mum, didn't you? when i was 18, yes i did. how did she react? this issue was in shock. no mother wants to see her childhood. and you can watch the full interview with tony brien on the victoria derbyshire programme page. that's at in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: theresa may faces growing pressure over president trump's travel ban. she will face —— borisjohnson faces questions in the house of commons and the next hour. 0ver questions in the house of commons and the next hour. over a million people have signed a petition, but downing street said the state visit will go ahead. they people have been
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killed after a shooting at a mosque in quebec. the prime minister calls ita in quebec. the prime minister calls it a terrorist attack. the government has cut its stake in lloyds banking group to less than 5%. more than £18.5bn has been returned to government coffers since the lender's £20.3bn bailout. in october the government said it wanted to to sell its remaining shares in lloyds within a year. tata steel workers will be voting on a new pension offer today. the current scheme will be terminated in return for a £1bn investment over 10 years. the deal includes a two—blast furnace operation at port talbot and plans for no compulsory redundancies for the next five years. unions and officials have agreed to fully endorse the proposal. and you might feel a slight pinch on the pennies if you start your day with weetabix. the company has warned of price rises because of the lower pound. it buys wheat in dollars, so a weaker sterling means its costs have gone up. it is however going to be investing £30 million in manufacturing sites across the uk.
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the overwhelming majority of british cities sell more of these exports to the european union than anywhere else across the world. that's according to a new report. joining us now is andrew carter, deputy chief executive for centre for cities. andrew, first of all, which cities do you think will be hit the hardest after we leave the european union? when you look at all sissies, you see that nearly half of the exports go to europe's, different countries within the european union and the next biggest country is america and thatis next biggest country is america and that is 15%, but obviously there is a lot of variation in that. places like exeter, bristol, plymouth, they seem more like exeter, bristol, plymouth, they seem more than two thirds of the exports going to europe and at the other end places like derby and hull, they are exporting about a
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quarter of the exports to the european union. supporters of leaving the single market say it is a positive move because it means the uk can seek trade deals with countries further afield, the us and china for example. will trade with those countries compensate for any gap we may feel? they are right that we should look to make trade deals with different countries all across the globe, but what the data clearly shows is that given the significance of europe, we should get the best possible deal become with europe. you say the best possible deal, can you be more specific? we are not trade experts in that sense, but i think it is making sure ourfirms, not just manufacturers, but think it is making sure ourfirms, notjust manufacturers, but service industries that are looking to sell their goods and services into europe can do it as easily as possible. the government has set out its red lines on what is possible and not
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possible, but we need to get the best deal. your report shows a north—south divide, tellers about that. when you look at cities in the midlands and in the north, whether it is sunderland or birmingham, they are typically exporting goods, manufacturing type products into europe and elsewhere. as you come further south, places like london, brighton and bristol, they tend to be exporting services. so there is a slight difference and mix between what our cities are exporting into different markets. 0k, andrew, thank you very much. pleasure. here's some other news we're following today. denmark's pharmaceutical giant novo nordisk is to invest £115m over ten years in a new science research centre in oxford. eventually employing 100 academics and scientists, the facility will work on new ways of treating type 2 diabetes. volkswagen is the world's best—selling carmaker. its beaten toyota to pole position. its the first time the german company has held the position. toyota, had topped sales
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for the past four years. in 2016 it sold 10.175 million vehicles globally in 2016. that fell short of the £10.31 million sales which vw reported last week. and the coffee chain starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years, in response to that executive order on immigration that president trump has just signed . in an open letter to staff, chief executive howard schultz said the president's order had caused confusion, surprise and opposition. that's it from me. more business to come throughout the afternoon. from next winter, the uk will have enough secure energy supplies to meet demand, according to the man who ran the national grid for a decade. steve holliday says firing up old gas and coal plants when demand is at its highest will make up any shortfall, and that fears of a ‘blackout britain' are unjustified. here's our environment analyst, roger harrabin. in the kitchen. in the living room. in the office.
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we all need to know the power would go off. in hospitals electricity is literally a life support, that is why hospitals have their own back—up generators in case of a power cut. but what about the rest of us? wind power is almost free winnie wind blows. when it does not that great potential gap in electricity supplies. under a new scheme from next winter firms owning old power stations will get subsidies to keep them on stand—by in case of power shortage. the government have run auctions to make generating electricity right through until 2021 we know we have got more than enough power to meet all of our supplies in the uk and beyond that the systems will be cleverer. so we should stop worrying about blackouts. the new system will keep the lights on but at what cost? that could be several billion pounds a year on consumer bills. the government says that is an exaggeration, it's to cost households seven pounds a year
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on bills reducing to £2 a year as smart metres takeover. this is the future, giant batteries near leighton buzzard. in cornwall households are already benefiting from cheap power to do the washing when the sun shines and there is plenty of solar electricity. big firms like this near heathrow are getting paid to turn off their power use at times of peak demand as part of the smart energy revolution. for years we journalists have sold our energy stories under the headline that the lights might go out. from today blackout britain should be no more. no one of simon's favourite stories
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with his favourite animal in it. it may be the year of the rooster, but the world's only surviving giant panda triplets were a big lunar new year attraction for crowds in the china's southern guangdong province. these pandas are extremely rare. the likelihood of giant pandas giving birth to twins are about 50—50. but the probability of them giving birth to triplets is extremely low. there have been just three recorded triplet births since august of 2014 in the whole world. time now for a look at the weather. a pretty miserable affair, but it's
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not all doom and gloom. we are losing grip on the bright weather. this was the weather earlier on in hertfordshire. but this is the way we are heading this week. there will be spells of brain and it could become windy, but a little bit milder than it has been of late because we are looking into the atla ntic because we are looking into the atlantic rather than the continent which has been very cold for much of january. this is how we are now with most of the sunshine in northern parts of england up into the greater pa rt parts of england up into the greater part of scotland. the fog has suppressed the temperatures though. northern ireland, down towards wales, into the south—west, very murky with lots of hill fog. it is trite enough out towards the east,
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but there is a chilly breeze from the north sea. struggling to get past five, six, 7 degrees. we will try to push some of the rain towards the east. the heaviest of the rain and the strongest of the winds across parts of scotland where they could be looking at a gale perhaps on exposed coasts and hillsides. into tuesday, the east will suffer with some pretty measurable fare. low cloud and drizzle. the onshore breeze and temperature are no better than 5 degrees. heavy rain turning into the south—west and wales. brightness to finish the afternoon across northern ireland. much of the rain will have the odd heavy pulse and it's coming from this front that is heading over the eastern side of england on wednesday. 0nce is heading over the eastern side of england on wednesday. once that goes there will be a brighter interlude,
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but no more than that because there are the next set of france dangling over northern ireland and scotland. we have a number of isobars for wednesday and thursday. a lot of uncertainty of what happens in to friday and the weekend, but we get the sense we will see low—pressure, perhaps producing stormy conditions, initially in the south—west. more later. this is bbc news. the headlines at 3pm: theresa may under pressure over britain's response to donald trump's travel ban. boris johnson faces mps in the commons shortly. a petition to cancel president trump's state visit to the uk gathers more than one million signatures, but the prime minister says it will go ahead. despite huge protests in his country and around the world,
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president trump has defended his immigration order against people from seven muslim—majority countries, saying "there are a lot of bad dudes out there". six people are shot dead at a mosque in quebec. canada's prime minister calls it a terrorist attack against muslims. also in the next hour... identified at last thanks to a bbc investigation. an american with dementia found two years ago lost
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