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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8.00: theresa may says the invitation for donald trump to come on a state visit to britain, still stands despite the anger over his travel ban. i have formally issued that invitation to president trump and that invitations stands. thousands protest on the streets of london and across the country as an online petition against donald trump's visit to the united kingdom receives more than 1.4 million signatures. and scotland's first minister has given her clearest warning yet that she may have to consider a second independence referendum. it followed a meeting with theresa may, along with political leaders from, wales and northern ireland in cardiff, to discuss brexit.
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canada's prime minister says the killing of six people at a mosque in quebec was a "terrorist attack against muslims". and mps are to conduct an inquiry into so—called "fake news" — inaccurate or false news stories shared on social media. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has insisted president trump's state visit to the uk later this year will go ahead, as a petition against the trip has so far attracted more than 1.3 million supporters. than 1.4 million supporters. it follows his temporary ban on people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering america. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, told the commons he had been given assurances that all british passport holders, including dual nationals, can travel to the us.
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tonight thousands of people have been protesting in a0 towns and cities across the uk. these were the scenes on whitehall, close to the gates of downing street. speaking during a visit to dublin theresa may has insisted the invitation to president trump remains. the united states is a close ally of the united kingdom. we work together gci’oss the united kingdom. we work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us. i have issued that invitation, the invitation for a state visit to president trump to come to the united kingdom and that invitation stands. speaking to us in the past hour the former foreign secretary, malcolm riftkind, criticised calls for the state visit to be cancelled. and he dismissed the idea it would
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cause embarrassment to the queen. if you remember how difficult and painful it was when we did the deal with the ira to bring peace in northern ireland. the queen had to shake hands with gerry adams and martin mcguinness. and her own family, lord mountbatten had been one of the people murdered by the ira. the queen is head of state. just as the rest of us have to do things we personally dislike, if we have public responsibilities, we have public responsibilities, we have to decide the interests of the country as a whole require of us. otherwise we should not be in that job. state visits are more than ordinary working visit, but they have a serious purpose. notjust ceremonial, they are there in order to have the maximum impact on another head of government, with whom we can make important progress on things we believe in and wish to see advanced. if we can do that,
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better through a state visit by without one, then there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that is the right thing to do. sooner the better, trim, unlike his predecessors, needs advice. —— trump. when asked for her comments on president donald trump's immigration restrictions, prime minister may said britain has a different approach but the united states is a close ally. in relation to the policies that have been announced by the united states, the uk takes a different approach. i was home secretary for six years and i would at no stage, have introduced those arrangements. donald trump has been elected by the people of the united states and is moving to put into place he said he would do. but we have a different approach to these matters in the uk. our correspondent sian grezchick is in whitehall, where an estimated 10,000 people have gathered.
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some of them seem to be heading of, oui’ some of them seem to be heading of, our things over now? yes, lots of people are starting to make their way home. the demonstration started around six o'clock. we were surrounded by protesters. thousands and thousands of people deciding to come out to this protest, which was organised on facebook within the last 48 hours. it is quite remarkable. at its height when whitehall was completely round, you will see behind me, there are a number of buses that had to be abandoned because they could not get through, there was so many people. let's talk to some of the protesters. tasha, you have been here for a while. why did you feel so here for a while. why did you feel so strongly that you decided to come out tonight? i feel very strongly
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and everybody here does. it is a disgusting mess is to send out to anybody of any race or religion across the world. it is imperative we come together now and unite. what do you hope to achieve?” we come together now and unite. what do you hope to achieve? i hope to achieve change. i don't know how quickly it will happen. what specifically voicing your concerns on the streets of london do for changing this ban?” on the streets of london do for changing this ban? i think it could change theresa may and donald trump's minds. i hope that applies up trump's minds. i hope that applies up the chain over the next coming months and years. hello, what is your name? maisie. what was the most important reason to come out this evening? the most important reason is the fact that the ban on muslims entering is senseless, but also illegal in the eyes of the un and
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the us constitution. mike pence has been known to say that the muslim ban is not constitutional until donald trump wanted it. it sets a dangerous precedent that opens up barriers to more marginalised people. donald trump says he is not targeting muslims and it is a temporary measure to protect america's borders. it is a statement that sounds good but does not hold up. and he is saying christians, refugees will get priority for visas into the us. and a lot of people from these countries like somalia, presents, in my view and probably a lot of other people, little threat to us citizens and there are other countries in the world that are more threat and within the us borders themselves. what is your name? rachel. do you agree with that?
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definitely, a lot of people are here for solidarity purposes and silence is complying with everything that is happening. but i thoroughly agree. have you signed this petition calling for trump's state visit to be cancelled ? calling for trump's state visit to be cancelled? definitely. it is showing right now, a lot of people don't want him here. and i don't see why we should have him. there has been a lot of criticism of the theresa may in the crowds this evening, but do you have any sympathy for her position in trying to preserve special relationships and future trade talks on the horizon? you can tell she wants to keep the special relationship because of brexit, keeps the special relationship. but, sympathy, i because of brexit, keeps the special relationship. but, sympathy, lam not quite sure when you are agreeing with something as horrific as banning muslims. it is ridiculous.
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thank you very much forjoining us. clive, lots of strong feeling on the streets of london the night, but people now deciding to make their way home for the evening. 0k, people now deciding to make their way home for the evening. ok, thanks for the update, sian. despite the criticism president trump is standing firm on the ban, insisting it's needed to keep what he called "bad dudes" from getting into america. his supporters argue he is delivering on his election pledges but as our correspondent nick bryant reports there have been protests across the us. no ban! a policy intended to defend america is seen by protestors as an attack on american values. and the demonstrations against the travel ban brought tens of thousands onto the streets. this was portland, oregon and an angry clash between supporters and opponents of the president. this is such a polarising policy.
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inside airports there has been great confusion over who should be allowed into america, partly because the ban was implemented so quickly without consultation with the relevant government agencies. and it wasn'tjust muslim arrivals who struggled to contain their emotions. this was the leading democrat on capitol hill, chuck schumer. this executive order... it was mean spirited and un—american. this morning at the white house, president trump mocked that response. i noticed chuck schumer with fake tears yesterday. i will ask him, who is his acting coach. i know him very well.
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i don't see him as a crier. it was the protestors thronging airports who donald trump claims are responsible for any chaos over the weekend. then an airline computer glitch grounded more than 150 flights. he defended his travel ban on twitter. he said there was nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they enter the country. this was a big part of my campaign, study the world. if the ban was announced with one—week notice, the bad would rush into our country in a week. over the water from the statue of liberty, is staten island, the only new york borough to vote for donald trump. here there is strong support for the travel ban. whatever needs to be done, has to be done. this is for the safety of everybody. we live in a country of democracy and if the majority of people feel they are threatened and want to have things in place, then we should be able to have things in place. donald trump boasted throughout the campaign he was a businessman who would get things done. but even members of his own party have been critical of the botched roll—out of a signature policy.
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nick bryant, bbc news, new york. we can speak now to the white house correspondent for reuters, jeff mason. he's also the president of the white house correspondent‘s association. good to see you, thanks for being with us. how do you sum up the first six, seven days of the trump presidency with all these executive orders? it certainly has been busy. they have given a lot of fodder for journalists and we spend a lot of time writing about all these issues including the executive orders on refugees, his changes on lobbying regulation today and his decision to start building a wall with mexico. he has had a busy week and has really started to work on taking ca re of really started to work on taking care of the promises he made as a candidate. it has been busy, but has
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it been a good week, looking for insta nce it been a good week, looking for instance at the fallout of the travel ban? it is not for me to say whether it has been good or bad. there certainly has been fallout from the travel ban. a lot of opposition and demonstrations in the united states and elsewhere in the world. i think they have realised the roll—out has not gone as well as it should have. they are starting to brief journalists on it should have. they are starting to briefjournalists on the other executive orders he has coming. it is part of a strategy to make sure people are informed ahead of time. but it is controversial and has got a lot of play. has it got more play potentially over the appointment of steve bannon as a member of the national security council, a political appointment when that security council should stay neutral vestu re security council should stay neutral vesture mark the spokesman for the white house addressed that issue
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today and said steve bannon could go into these meetings and suggested the obama administration, david axelrod had been able to do the same thing. he was only in the administration of the two years and i cannot speak but how often he went to meetings, but this has drawn some criticism from previous administration officials. is there any sense president trump is fazed by these first few days over some of his appointments, his executive orders and the travel ban? his appointments, his executive orders and the travel bamm his appointments, his executive orders and the travel ban? it is ha rd to orders and the travel ban? it is hard to define the word phase. he is tweeting about it, was critical of chuck schumerfor tweeting about it, was critical of chuck schumer for being emotional about the issue. he is clearly watching and seeing the reaction, but it hasn't stopped him from continuing to do executive orders
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and fulfil the promises he made as a candidate. none of these things have been surprises. they have come across as surprises because many people thought he would not follow through. there was some discussion after he was elected, as to whether people should take him seriously but not literally. i think he has shown in his first week you should take him seriously and literally because he has done exactly what he said he would do. have you guys at the white house press corps worked out how to cover his presidency? we are covering his presidencyjust as we did any other presidency. working ha rd to did any other presidency. working hard to tell stories and get access to the president and the people who surround him. that would be true regardless of who had won the election and that is true now. but he is like no other president, you know that! this may be a surprise to some of your viewers, we have had a lot of access to him in the last week. all the video you are seeing
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and opportunities for journalists week. all the video you are seeing and opportunities forjournalists to ask questions, is because we are being allowed in. we do have major issues, the tone being set by some of the words of the president has used about the press, as well as his top strategist, not a positive tone for the press. we're not naive or ignoring that, but in terms of access, which is what the white house correspondence press association is for, we have had a lot of opportunities to get in and see how they are governing. and those suggestions early on he might not have the press corps travelling with him and you would be kept at a distance, was that hype, has it not been played out? i'm not sure i would call it hype, those things are being considered. we have requested presence in the briefing room, presence in the briefing room,
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presence on air force one about persistence has paid off. thanks for joining us. thank you. my pleasure. and we'll find out how this story,and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are miranda green from the ft and christopher hope, the assistant editor at the daily telegraph. some good banter, stay with us for that. the headlines: theresa may says the invitation for donald trump still stands despite the anger over his travel ban, affecting seven mainly muslim countries. protests are taking place across the uk as an online petition calling for his state visit to be dropped a tt ra cts his state visit to be dropped attracts more than 1.4 million signatures. nicola sturgeon has given her clearest warning yet, she may have to consider a second independence referendum. let's get the sport now.
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jessica has the details. good evening, the fa cup fifth round draw has taken place in the last hour. to give you some background, two non—league sides in the last 16 for the first time. sutton united of the national league beat leeds united yesterday and i think, sutton mightjust be a little bit happy with who they are playing next. no pressure, the biggest moment in sutton's history is in your hands. number six. sutton united will play arsenal. the 12 times winners are travelling to sutton. short hop across london but a huge draw the
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sutton. congratulations to everybody down there. here is the draw. lincoln also face premier league opposition as they travel to burnley. no doubting the tie—up around. no doubting the tie-up around. they are quite pampered bees premier league millionaires. they will not be used to the facilities at sutton. but arsene wenger does want to take a competition, he has won it many
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times, and even when he does pick weakened teams or bring in young players, they do seem to rise to the occasion for him in the fa cup. it won't be easy for sutton, but it is the exact draw, one of the big boys at home. this could be their one big joints at the big time, they won't wa nt to joints at the big time, they won't want to let it slip by. mason has been released from hospital after his horrific injury this month. he suffered a fractured skull after a clash of heads with gary que health. but his club said he has been discharged from hospital and will continue his recovery at home. —— gary cahill. with the transfer window closing, sunderland have had a busy day bringing in two players. the pair teamed a busy day bringing in two players. the pairteamed up a busy day bringing in two players. the pair teamed up with david moyes on the game after working at everton. earlier, sunderland sold patrick van
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aanholt to crystal palace for an undisclosed fee. he has signed a four under year contract. the 26—year—old will be reunited with sam alla rdyce after 26—year—old will be reunited with sam allardyce after previously working with him at the stadium of light. hopefully his impact is insta nt. light. hopefully his impact is instant. he was instrumental in our fight to stay out of, or get out of the bottom three at sunderland last year and of course, notjust as a defender, but a very good attacking fullback with his assists and his goals. 16 nations story at, joe marler will be fit for england's tournament opener against france on saturday. he is back in training after making a quick recovery from a fractured leg. great credit has to go to him, he has been incredibly diligent, has done everything that
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has been asked of him to encourage the healing process, to make sure he is in the best physical shape so he's ready to play test match rugby. that is what he has done. and that is all the sports an hour. we'll have more in sports day at 10:30 p.m.. canada's prime minister says the killing of six people at a mosque in quebec was a "terrorist attack against muslims". eight others were wounded in the shooting, which happened at an islamic centre where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers. one suspect is being held, as paul adams reports. quebec's islamic cultural centre, normally a quiet corner of a quiet city, but now a sense of disbelief that something like this could happen here. two men, one armed with an assault rifle, bursting on worshippers as they prayed. six men, aged between 35 and 65, were killed.
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two men are in custody. one was picked up at the scene. he is mohammed abu khdair of moroccan heritage. the other was found in his car 14 miles away. he had called the police minutes after the attack, saying he was armed but want to cooperate. but the police now say there is only one considered a suspect. we are in the early stage of the investigation. we try to determine all of the facts associated with the incident. the canadian prime minister is due to visit quebec. he called the shooting said terrorist attack on muslims. the quebec premier had this to say. we're with you. this is your home. you're welcome here. we all quebeckers. we were hoping the fact that we had such an open and peaceful society this would make us immune from violence we see around
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the world. obviously this is not the case. the cultural centre has been targeted before. last summer, a pig's head was left on the doorstep in the middle of ramadan. police have yet to say if they believe last night's deadly attack was connected. joining us live is lorna dawson, professor in the department of sociology, legal and religious studies at the university of waterloo. thanks forjoining us. how much do we know about whether or not this was terror related. justin trudeau is convinced? long before the facts have emerged, they were quick to pronounce it was a terrorist act. it could be because in some way they no things that have yet to be revealed. the canadian legal system and the police are tight and conservative in the information they release, especially on terrorist cases. it is
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different than the united states where the fbi is pretty wholesome in the information they provide. that could be a problem in this situation. but, givenjust the nature of the act and the problems of the struggles that have been happening in quebec for a while, it is quite possible this is a terrorist attack. how much of a problem is potentially, islamic terror in canada, compared to the united states all countries in europe? it is all proportionate, so it is nothing like the issue you have in the united kingdom or many parts of europe, but it is definitely a real problem. every year, the director of our intelligence agency has informed parliament they have in excess of 200 individuals that already meet the category of terrorism and that means they are probably under some kind of active surveillance. it is
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small, by comparison. we have been lucky, we have not had any serious attacks beyond the attack in quebec carried out by a man who killed a military officer. and someone on parliament hill killed and military corporal and then proceeded onto the parliament buildings, where he was killed by the security. we haven't had a major successful bomb plot. but that has been a matter of good police work and look, to some extent. there is a sizeable muslim population spread across canada? yes, there is. they tend to be concentrated in the major urban centres, especially toronto, the greater toronto area, it has the largest muslim population. but montreal in particular does have a
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very large area and a moslem population, coming from pakistan, bangladesh and many other countries, from morocco and algeria and the countries that were french—speaking, have french as their second language soa have french as their second language so a lot of them have come to montreal. quebec city has a relatively small muslim population and would have been acquired contacts. it is surprising this attack happened there. and the suspects in custody, do we know anything more about them? not at this time. your lead in story ca ptu red this time. your lead in story captured it. one individual, a assume now is being seen as the actual terrorist and the other was a witness. he was perhaps the one that made the 900 and —— emergency call.
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but judging made the 900 and —— emergency call. butjudging by the name of the individual, this may be a reaction against the muslim immigrants. it may be, well we cannot say far right, because we don't know what the views are of the suspect but it is someone who was upset with the muslims in quebec. thank you for talking to us. scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has given her clearest warning yet, that she may have to consider a second independence referendum. it followed a meeting with theresa may, along with political leaders from, wales and northern ireland in cardiff, to discuss the country's negotiation position on brexit. our scotland editor sarah smith reports from the talks in cardiff. cardiff, the latest stop for the well—travelled prime minister. yet another tricky meeting, this time with the leaders of the governments in scotland, wales and northern ireland. they have all complained that the uk government is not living up to promises to keep the devolved nations fully involved in brexit preparations.
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after the meeting, nicola sturgeon warned time is running out to reach an agreement. this period now in the run—up to the triggering of article 50 is crucial to determine whether or not there is any hope of getting a uk wide position. i've made it clear to the prime minister i wasn't the only voice around the table in terms of the devolved administrations who made the point about the importance of the period in advance of triggering article 50. you seem to be suggesting that in april, once article 50 has been triggered and we know what the uk government's approach is, that is when you will make up your mind about another referendum on scottish independence. i have been clear of the crucial importance of the period between now and triggering article 50. but i'm not going to close the door on that. but it stands to reason that if the people of scotland are to be given a choice, the time for that is finite. this process can't go on forever.
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the scottish and welsh governments have both produced a similar proposals, that would allow them to maintain free trade with the european single market, allow for free movement of people controlled by work visas, and membership of the european economic area. we have put forward a suggestion and they haven't done it yet. what we want is for our suggestion to be taken on board by them. you can't be a member of the angle market if you are not a member of the eu, and the uk is leaving the eu. if we can get that single market access, that may be in scotland's best interest. theresa may left cardiff on her way to dublin for more brexit discussions. no matter how tense and difficult this meeting may have been, theresa may knows it is only a taste of what is to come when jihadists when she has to start
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negotiations with 27 eu member nations. keeping the united kingdom united at the same time may prove equally challenging. sarah smith, bbc news, cardiff. theresa may was asked about the bill allowing the government to trigger article 50 which comes before parliament yesterday. the debate on article 50, the bill to give the government the power to trigger article 50 starts tomorrow with a second reading in the house of commons. my message to people is very clear. the people of the united kingdom voted on the 23rd ofjune last year, they have voted in a referendum given to them overwhelmingly by parliament by six to one and the parliament voted to give the people at the decision whether to stay in the european union. the people spoke in that vote
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and the majority voted for us to leave the european union. i think it is now thejob leave the european union. i think it is now the job of the government to put that into practice and i think when, i hope, when people come to look at the article 50 bill they will recognise it is a simple decision, do they support the will of the british people or not? theresa may speaking in dublin earlier this evening. we have more news coming up in a couple of minutes but now time for a look at the weather. cloudy skies for most today continuing overnight, chile for a while across some eastern parts of england and scotland and we have rain and drizzle and lots of low cloud and hill fog, especially in wales and the south—west. the more persistent rain around in western scotla nd persistent rain around in western scotland and northern ireland as the wind picks up. it will be chilly for a while across eastern areas, very much milderfurther a while across eastern areas, very much milder further west. a while across eastern areas, very much milderfurther west. cloudy skies for most of us on tuesday, some rain and drizzle pushing eastwards a cross some rain and drizzle pushing eastwards across england and wales, the heavier rain clearing from northern ireland,
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perhaps getting sunshine here in the afternoon, one of the lucky places as the rain pushes further into scotla nd as the rain pushes further into scotland together with a gusty wind and a chilly wind across eastern parts of england and scotland but the temperatures further west and to the temperatures further west and to the south—west in you are watching bbc news, i'm clive myrie, the top stories just after 8:30pm. theresa may says the invitation to donald trump to come on a state visit to britain still stands, despite the anger over his ban affecting severall mainly muslim countries. protests against the president's policy are taking place across the uk, as an online petition calling for his state visit to be cancelled, attracts more than 1.4 million signatures.
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in cardiff, leaders of the devolved governments in wales, scotland and northern ireland, have been holding talks with theresa may. they're demanding a greater say in the brexit process. six people have been shot dead at a mosque in quebec in canada. the authorities say it was a terror attack. mps are to conduct an inquiry into what's known as "fake news". false information spread via social media, following concerns that it represents a threat to democracy. more now on our top story — president trump's travel ban on people from seven muslim countries was a highly controversial order. the region that's affected most by the ban is — of course — the middle east. whether it's politicians or refugees the reaction is the same — disappointment and anger. our correspondent alex forsyth has spent the day with some of those affected. a desperate sound but all too familiar at the un refugee centre in beirut. this is where hundreds of thousands of those who fled syria come for aid
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and advice. this morning, along with the usual queues and quiet resignation, there was added frustration now syrian refugees have been banned from the us. for two years this man has wanted to find a new country in which he can settle. but he said today, even if given the chance he would never go to america. translation: i do not want to go to a racist country that discriminate against arabs and muslims. for others, it is another hope fading, like this woman, desperate to leave lebanon and get medical help for her child, who has cancer. as a syrian, ijust want to be treated like any other human being, she told me, welcomed in a country that keeps my rights and protects my children. only a fraction of syrian refugees would have been eligible for resettlement in the united states. those deemed to be the most vulnerable. yet still here news of president trump's executive order has increased the sense of hopelessness.
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many feel another door is now closed. elsewhere, there is anger as cases emerge of legitimate residents being stopped from returning to america, like this man. from iraq, he has lived near la for three years but is stuck in jordan after leaving the us for work. yesterday he missed his daughter's birthday. translation: today i went to buy a new ticket but companies advised me not to travel. travellers are still trapped in airports since yesterday. as the confusion is played out across the middle east, the scale of those affected is still unclear. this world—renowned clarinet player is in lebanon for a concert. born in syria, living in new york, one of many unsure if he will be able to return. i haven't been able to go
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back to damascus for a few years. now this other home, with all my friends and family in the us, now that has also been blocked to me. the consequences of america's immigration changes are echoing around the region. in many places, leaving behind questions and growing discord. alex forsyth, bbc news, beirut. mps have been debating donald trump's controversial travel ban in the commons over the past few hours. our xorrespondent sean curran has been following the debate. our correspondent sean curran has been following the debate. alan duncan is on his feet for the government as we speak. what has been the flavour of the discussions? most of the day they have talked about president trump and his travel ban. we had a statement from boris johnson saying british passport holders would be exempt. that saw some very holders would be exempt. that saw some very heated exchanges and colourful language, loss of
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comparisons with the 1930s. and then very unusually we had this emergency debate called by the former labour leader ed miliband. that's been a calmer affair and more considered. we have seen longer speeches but we have seen a lot of criticism of this policy. mr miliband suggested it was the sort of policy you would expect from a tinpot dictatorship, suggesting as well that it would make the world a more dangerous place. other mps have suggested that they had become a recruitment stagette they had become a recruitment sta g ette for they had become a recruitment stagette for groups such as islamic state. through all of this we have had interventions from mps —— recruitment sergeant. the state visit of to president trump a few days ago should now be withdrawn. the government is holding firm on that saying it is going to go ahead but it is interesting that we're now getting mps standing up on the floor of the commons saying we don't want him to come and if he does come we don't want him to make any big address to both houses of parliament. so that could be a way
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of placating some of those in the commons then. a state visit that would usually, i think, for a foreign leader, include speaking to the lords and the commons, that might be on the table something that might be on the table something that might not happen. not every head of state co m es might not happen. not every head of state comes along and makes a speech. so it doesn't have to be something that is written in there. it was intriguing that when these points were made earlier, boris johnson, the foreign secretary, said we will have to look at what the mood of the commons is like when looking at those sorts of things. it should be said some mps made the point that over the years the queen had to take tea with all sorts of unsavoury leaders, ceausescu has been mentioned a lot today, and they say certainly she should be able to entertain the head of state of britain's closest ally but it could be that we would see a state visit that didn't involve the traditional things that we do get with us
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presidents, who normally come along and make these big speeches and big set piece occasions where you have members of the lords and commons all together normally in an historic setting like westminster hall and they normally make these big speeches. there is a lot of pushback from mps this evening where they are saying they don't want him to come and makea saying they don't want him to come and make a speech like that. really interesting. throwing forward to tomorrow, the article 50 bill. yes. one of the reasons we have had the emergency debate tonight is because the decks have been cleared for the beginning of this process of getting article 50 through the commons. so tomorrow we will get the first day of what is known as the second reading. this is an opportunity for mps to talk about the general principles in the bill. we know this isa principles in the bill. we know this is a sure bill because it only has 130 odd words in it and basically says the prime minister could trickle article 50, the formal start of the uk's divorce from the
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european union. that debate tomorrow is expected to go on until midnight and it won't end with a vote then, because they will come back on wednesday and pick up where they left off and will get the first big vote on this bill at 7pm on wednesday night. so it is going to bea wednesday night. so it is going to be a big couple of days, significant because of all of the constitutional arguments we have had in the supreme court, but also a week of extremely late nights. the emergency debate on the travel ban has pushed some of the travel ban has pushed some of the business that was going to be debated this evening back. so mps will have a late night tonight and a late night tomorrow before finally having the vote on article 50 on wednesday at 7pm and i will simply prepare them for a week next week of looking at it in detail when they will get the chance to propose changes. indeed, you are going to be busy, sean, go home and get some sleep. i will be here all night! thanks. let's move on now. as us embassies begin implementing president trump's travel ban, companies in the us are warning
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staff who could be affected, to cancel any travel plans, in case they're not allowed back into america. hi—tech industries have been particularly vocal, concerned they'll be stopped from recruiting the best foreign—based talent. dave lee reports. cheering passengers arriving at san francisco international airport are being given a heroes' welcome doing something which, just a week ago, was nothing out of the ordinary. as in other parts of the country, the airport here has become the focal point of protests over president trump's immigration policies. google founder sergey brin was among the crowds waiting at arrivals. and as public opinion began to swell, it was google's current chief executive who began the wave of big tech companies lashing out at president trump's order. "it's painful to see the personal cost," he said, adding that more than 100 of his staff were directly affected. other companies quickly chimed in. "real and upsetting," said twitter. "misguided," said microsoft. and apple's boss said, "it is not a policy we support."
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the shock here is the speed with which president trump's policies have impacted business. often times we think about a policy that is passed and that has an impact, but it's not super immediate. the impact may not be felt for another few months, or even a year later or something like that. and this is something where people are being stopped at the airport now. when the best engineers and developers arrive in silicon valley, this is where they start. the message from protestors today is that those people are still welcome. the message from the tech giants is that those people are still needed. our companies rely on bringing together talent from everywhere. and any risk to that we think would be disastrous to our economy. on friday, tech bosses, including tesla's chief executive elon musk, are meeting with president trump — a chance, mr musk says, to raise his concerns in person. in the meantime, tech companies and other wealthy individuals here have pledged
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millions of dollars in funding for organisations fighting back against president trump's most impactful decision so far. dave lee, bbc news, san francisco. it is just it isjust coming up it is just coming up to it isjust coming up to 8:45am. it is just coming up to 8:45am. the headlines on bbc news. theresa may says the invitation for donald trump to come in a state visit to the uk still stands despite his travel ban affecting mainly muslim countries. protests against the president's policy are taking place across the uk, as an online petition calling for his state visit dropped, attracts more than 1.4 million signatures. scotland's first minister — nicola sturgeon — has given her clearest warning yet — that she may have to consider a second independence referendum. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. two former bankers from halifax bank
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of scotland, or hbos, have been found guilty of bribery and fraud along with four others. during the trial southwark crown court heard how one of the former bankers — lynden scourfield — was bribed with cash and luxuries. as our business correspondent andy verity reports several small businesses were driven to the wall as a result of this massive fraud. chauffeur—driven bentleys at no charge... ferraris, trips to vegas and brown envelopes stuffed with cash — gratis. just a few of the perks of being a corrupt bank manager at hbos or one of those bribing him and all paid for by the bank and its business customers. this businessman, michael bancroft, worked with a firm that promised to help turn businesses around. together with a man who ran the consultancy david mills, seen here in the centre, was bribing bank manager lyndon scourfield on the
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right with cash, holidays and prostitutes. in exchange for the bribes, scourfield would insist the bank's business customers use mills' firm, quayside corporate services. they insisted they use their own firms, charging exorbitant fees to these companies they were expected to pay and run the companies into the ground. today at southwark crown court mills, and four others were found guilty ten years after committing the crimes. the most extraordinary thing about the fraud was it was discovered not by the bank or the police but by a mill middle—aged couple fighting to keep their home. as business customers of their home. as business customers of the bank they told everything they had found out, but the bank's response was to try repeatedly to evict them. instead of protecting and supporting the victims of this scam they would persecute them. they
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would blame the customers and that is what they have done for ten years and they have stuck to this story. i realised the most shocking thing for me being in court is i realised we have been through ten years of hell and so have lots of other victims. hbos is owned by lloyds banking group which said today it acknowledged the fraud impacted people beyond the bank, but a decade on from the crimes the bank still hasn't acknowledged any corporate responsibility for what happened, or offered to compensate the victims. the bbc understands aston villa football club, sacked a scout accused of sexually abusing young boys in 1988, and the club didn't tell the police. ted langford was eventuallyjailed two decades later for offences against young players. our correspondentjim reed has this report, and viewers may find some of the content upsetting. i've lived a normal life. of course, i've lived a normal life, as normal as i can. when you've got something like that inside of you, it's something that's going to stay
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with you until the day you die. another footballer comes forward in what's still a growing abuse scandal. tony brien was a bright young defender, he played for a number of professional clubs in the 1980, he was abused by this man, of professional clubs in the 1980s, he was abused by this man, ted langford who died in 2012, langford worked as a scout for both leicester city and aston villa. we used to go on trips abroad and you know kids were coming out with love bites all over their neck and everything like that and it was just terrible to see it. the victoria derbyshire programme has learnt that ted langford was sacked by ons villa sacked by aston villa in 1988 after the club received allegations of abuse. the decision was taken after speaking to a number of young players and parents, but the club did not report that abuse to the authorities. villa's assistant manager at the time was dave richardson who went on to become head of youth development at the premier league. he said i did what i felt was right at the time for the club and the boys who had been abused.
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parents told me they did not want the matter reported to the police. in 2007, ted langford was finally jailed for sexually abusing four young players linked to both clubs. those offences took place up to 1989, the year after he was sacked by aston villa. he could have been stopped. it's big and it happened and it happened to a lot of people and it's something that you can't keep inside yourself forever. and if you come forward, at least you'll get some help. the case will now form part of the independent inquiry into historical abuse ordered by the football association, both aston and leicester say their safeguarding policies today are of the highest standard. mps are to investigate so—called fake news, reports that are false or inaccurate, but shared widely on social media. the trend came to international
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attention during the us presidential election. our media editor amol rajan reports. fake news rose to prominence during the american presidential election, when outrageous stories about endorsements of donald trump went viral on social media. some of these stories were read by millions, but none were true. now mps will investigate how to disrupt the economics of fake news and what tools users of social media need to separate reality from lies. it is a big and growing problem. and when in america, during the presidential election, we saw a scenario where the spreading of fake news stories was reaching bigger audiences than legitimate news stories, that's got to be a big threat to our media and our democracy. the fake news inquiry will examine: the impact of fake news on traditionaljournalism and the implications for public life, advertising and whether the drive for clicks is fuelling the spread of fake news, and social media platforms and how young people who use them
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are influenced by unreliable information. as fake news rises up the political agenda, the question now is what to do about it. one answer is fact—checking organisations like this one. it looks likely that their role in the fight against fake news is about to get bigger. full fact is a charity in which the team of analysts verify claims and counterclaims online. this month they received funding from google to support their work. in years gone by, traditional media could devote greater resources to sifting truth from falsehood. but with their business models under pressure, new organisations are emerging to fulfil a similar role. i think we're at a pivotal moment. we've just had a year in which everyone has realised, hang on, this is a really big problem. and for the first time, all of the people who could play a role in solving it are really
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thinking about, what is their role? this year will tell us whether they stand up to that challenge or not. the tech giants who control so much of the information in our lives today are waking up to their responsibilities. for all that mps may investigate the problem of fake news, they know that ultimately it is the likes of facebook and google who will develop any long—term solution. amol rajan, bbc news. 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. we all need to know the power won't go off. in hospitals electricity is literally a life
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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 when the wind blows. when it does not that creates as 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 sure there is enough capacity 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,
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it's likely to cost households £7 a year 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. clearly roger's birthday. are we
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going to be enjoying the weather over the next few days, darren? give me some good news. that is a big one, we are seeing a change in the weather from the cold, frosty quiet weather we have seen to something much more changeable, more energetic and strong winds. we need to look at the jet stream, the high—level winds strengthening across the atlantic picking up areas of low pressure and steering them northwards across the uk. we are going to find stronger winds, milder air across the going to find stronger winds, milder airacross the uk, going to find stronger winds, milder air across the uk, morph, going to find stronger winds, milder airacross the uk, morph, more going to find stronger winds, milder air across the uk, morph, more south to south—westerly winds, the cold are staying well out in the north atlantic. with mild air we often see cloudy conditions. there was some sunshine today in ireland, in scotland, and a chilly appeal, much milder in the south and south—west, swanage in dorset, very grey, misty and murky. we have seen some rain and murky. we have seen some rain and drizzle too creeping slowly eastwards over the next few hours, even into eastern parts of england
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and scotland where it is quite chilly at the moment. more persistent rain arriving in northern ireland and western scotland later in the night together with strong winds keeping temperatures up, particularly mild in wales and the south—west of england. head northwards on tuesday and we have some outbreaks of rain setting in through the morning. quite a wet start for northern ireland, particularly eastern areas of the country. ahead of that across england and wales differences in temperature, still a cooler feel across easternmost parts of england, but head through the midlands and we have this rain and drizzle, across wales and the south—west where it is much milder temperatures in double figures and not rising much through the day. cloudy skies, a lot of low cloud to the west and over the pennines, some hill fog too, rain and drizzle pushing eastwards across england and wales, the wetter weather further north moving away but heading away from northern ireland we should get some sunshine.
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judy field in parts of northern england and eastern scotland. wednesday sees cloud and outbreaks of rain to begin with. the wetter weather made dawdle across eastern parts of england, and then something drier and brighter after a chilly start in scotland, temperatures around 8—11d nationwide. everything coming in on thejet around 8—11d nationwide. everything coming in on the jet stream steering in across the atlantic and pushing northwards across the uk, sir areas of low pressure heading our way and the winds strengthening more as we head towards the latter part of this week. we will blow in thanks to the areas of low pressure at some rain from time to time but it looks like we should stay on the mild side, both by day and also by night. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. it's only been a week since he left office and barack obama is back in us politics. he's condemned discrimination based on religion, as a clear reference to daondl trump's immigration ban. that won't deter mr trump.
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he says he's honouring a campaign promise and this is about american safety not prejudice. and this is what's happening in westminster. protests are continuing against the measures around the world — this is the scene in london now. meanwhile, the president has been signing new orders today. there will be regulation, there will be controlled, but it will be an normalise control where you
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