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hello, i'm tom donkin. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: president trump declares a victory for national security after the supreme court revives part of his travel ban. theresa may gives assurances to eu nationals living in the uk that they will have the right to remain after brexit. no eu citizen currently in the uk lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the uk leaves the eu. we want you to stay. the american company that supplied cladding to a huge tower block that caught fire in london says it's stopped all global sales of the product. and that age old question — are you getting enough sleep? we meet the scientists trying to find out what happens to our brains — when we don't. hello and welcome.
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president trump has said a us supreme court ruling to allow parts of his controversial travel ban to come into effect, is a victory for national security. the court said the ban could be temporarily implemented — pending its final decision. that is expected in october. mr trump's executive order sought to bar people from iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen and to suspend the us refugee programme. the bbc‘s tim allman begins our coverage. it was one of donald trump's first acts as president. his controversial travel ban. the reaction was immediate. protests springing up at airports across america. soon, the court stepped in, suspending the ban and forcing the president
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to rewrite his executive order. now, the supreme court has said parts of that order can be implemented, at least for now. travellers from the named countries, who don't have what is described as a bonafide relationship with a person or entity in the united states, can be barred from entering america. the president, as so often, took to social media, tweeting that he was very grateful for the decision. he added, we must keep america safe. civil rights groups will continue to fight the ban, they see it as unconstitutional and un—american. he thinks islam hates us, that we have a problem with muslims in the united states. he wants to see a reduction or a halt of muslim immigration to the united states. that's fundamentally incompatible with our constitution. how do muslims themselves respond to a ban that many claim is aimed
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at their religion? as a practising muslim american, i can tell you that isis does not represent islam. seeing this travel ban and seeing how some people are advocating for this ban is very concerning to me. they need to take some security measures, it is not a good time right now. they can't just ban everybody. they should take some security measures, and keep the bad people out. this temporary, partial travel ban will be introduced in the next few days. the supreme court says it will make a final decision on full implementation in october. for more information and analysis on the travel ban, simply head to our website — bbc.com/news. or you can download the bbc news app. all this story a bit later the
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programme. “— all this story a bit later the programme. —— more. it's a busy day for the president. he and the indian prime minister, narendra modi are holding their first, face—to—face meeting at the white house. donald trump has said that ties between india and america had never been stronger. the two have been speaking to reporters in the rose garden. this was the scene earlier when the two met for the first time — donald trump described prime minister modi as a true friend on twitter, and mr modi went in for a full bear hug with the president. but the two governments hold very different views on important issues, such as immigration and climate change. theresa may has said that eu nationals living in the uk will have the right to stay after brexit, and will be able to bring family members to britain. but michel barnier, the eu's chief brexit negotiator, says the prime minister's plans lack clarity.
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mrs may told mps she wanted to end the anxiety for the 3.2 million eu nationals in the uk, and said those who'd been here for five years would be granted settled status — giving them rights to benefits, pensions and the nhs. our political correspondent vicki young reports. theresa may says she is giving reassurance and certainty. is your offer to eu nationals good enough, prime minister? alaying of their anxieties is a priority, according to the prime minister. she told mps she had a serious and fair offer to make. under these plans, no eu citizen currently in the uk lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the uk leaves the eu. we want you to stay. eu citizens will be able to apply for something called settled status. that's the right to live in the uk permanently, accessing public services and other benefits. applicants will have to have lived in britain for at least five continuous years, and will need to have come here before a certain cut—off date which is yet to be agreed.
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in brussels last week, mrs may says that could be as early as march this year, when she triggered the formal brexit negotiations. but eu leaders says the deadline should be the date the uk leaves, expected in 2019. the prime minister's offer is conditional on eu countries offering british citizens similar rights. the labour leader said all this should have been sorted out a year ago. the prime minister has dragged the issue of citizens and families deep into the complex and delicate negotiations of our future trade relations with the european union, which she herself has been wanting to say may result in failure. this isn't a generous offer. this is confirmation the government is prepared to use people as bargaining chips. and another row is brewing over who is sorting out any legal dispute about citizens‘ rights. would my right honourable friend give due assurance that any pressure to allow the court ofjustice any role in immigration orfuture status
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for eu citizens within this country will be flatly opposed? i believe that in terms of assuring the rights of eu citizens living here in the uk, we believe that should be done through our courts and not the european court ofjustice. theresa may is promising a smooth and streamlined process to make it as easy as possible for eu citizens to secure their rights after brexit. the home office will have to set up a whole new system, potentially dealing with millions of applications. it's a huge challenge, and officials hope it will be up and running by next year. but before that, there will be tough talks. the eu's brexit negotiator has already called for more ambition, clarity and guarantees from the uk. vicky young, bbc news, westminster. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. brazil's top federal prosecutor has charged president michel temer with accepting bribes, in the first of what's expected
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to be a series of corruption charges. it follows the release of an audio recording in which mr temer appears to encourage the payment of hush money to a jailed politician. mr temer has rejected calls to resign over the affair and says he's innocent. the united nations mission in colombia says the farc rebels there have handed over all their weapons. this completes the transfer of arms a day ahead of the revised schedule. all the arms have been boxed away, except for a handful which will be used for protection in the camps where farc members are staying. dozens of homes are being threatened by wildfires burning out of control in the us state of arizona. the fires have already burned through more than 1000 acres, and some residents have had to be evacuated. the exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation. it's taken almost three weeks, but the british prime minister has finally struck a deal to prop up her minority conservative government. but it has come at a cost. the agreement with the democratic
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unionist party means more than $1.3 billion of extra spending in northern ireland. and some key conservative manifesto pledges have had to be abandoned. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. 18 days since the election, nearly three weeks of waiting, a political lifetime for the prime minister. deal or no deal, mrs foster? but the dup, power on their side, have been taking their time. not just friends, but this, a snap of a political family now. a deal agreed at the cabinet table, no less. we also share the desire to ensure a strong government that is able to put through its programme. a strong government? well, less wobbly, perhaps. the northern irish party promising their votes in parliament to prop up theresa may. that gives her, just, a majority.
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this is what they get in return. following our discussions, the conservative party has recognised the case for higher funding in northern ireland, given our unique history and the circumstances over recent decades. today we have reached an outcome that is good for the united kingdom. the tories have promised the dup an extra £1 billion of taxpayers‘ cash for northern ireland over the next two years to spend on infrastructure, health or education projects. and the tories have had to drop theie idea of means—testing winter fuel payments for the elderly and making changes to pensions. but in return, the ten dup mps will back the tories on big votes, like the queen's speech or the budget. i am used to signing my life away. the election threw the tory majority away. as you see on her face, theresa may would never have chosen this scenario.
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but they have signed on the dotted line, so they have something to count on, knowing full well other parts of the uk will be angry — and how. this is cash for votes. it's a bung, at the end of the day. in two years‘ time, the dup will come back and ask for even more money. what has happened here is that the taxpayers in england and wales and scotland will continue to suffer austerity, and northern ireland won‘t. this is not northern irish control of parliament. it‘s about being able to make westminster work at all. ministers knew this criticism would come — are they prepared? i‘m not against investment in northern ireland, i welcome investment in infrastructure and public services, but there ought to be fairness. if there‘s investment coming to northern ireland, scotland should be getting its fair share. you‘re paying £100 million to the dup for every single one of their votes.
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you‘ve bought them off, haven‘t you? people in all parts of the country are benefiting from the fact that we have a strong enough economy that we can afford to spend more money on health. we placed 8 billion on health around the country. if you‘re cancelling austerity in northern ireland, you‘re not cancelling it anywhere else, and people in scotland, wales, the north of england, haven‘t they got every right to feel quite cross about this? well, people in scotland, wales and different parts of england are getting money, but this is separate from that. this is the northern ireland block grant which, as i say, has already existed, so this is not unprecedented. the extra cash might help resurrect joint rule in northern ireland — but itjust would not have happened if they hadn‘t agreed to back theresa may. this small group might not be familiar faces yet, but they are now part of the power behind a shaky throne. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: are you getting enough sleep? we meet the scientists trying to find out what happens to our brains when we don‘t. members of the of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed
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the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a right to claim certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." cheering and applause chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8th, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie which, for 29 years, has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city.
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this is bbc news. president chun said the decision to temporarily revived much of his travel ban is a victory for american security. britain‘s prime minister theresa may has said she wants three million eu citizens living in britain to stay after brexit. let‘s return to our top story, the us supreme court‘s ruling on donald trump‘s travel ban. masih fouladi is the advocacy manager at the los angeles office of the council on american—islamic relations. he is in la now. thank you forjoining us. there are some big questions here on implementation. does someone coming into the us rely on a customs officer on the day? what is a bonus
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i‘d relationship? iam officer on the day? what is a bonus i‘d relationship? i am sure there are i‘d relationship? i am sure there a re lots of i‘d relationship? i am sure there are lots of questions you want a nswe rs are lots of questions you want a nswers to are lots of questions you want answers to —— bona fide relationship. one thing i want to state from the get go that this a victory for the trump administration in the least. this was just a partial revocation of the state that has understanding and decision from court after court stating that this band was discriminatory against the muslim american community and has had a terrible impact on many travellers coming into the united states. can you give us some exa m ples states. can you give us some examples about how this will affect some of the people you work with? examples about how this will affect some of the people you work with7m course. this is going to have an impact starting on 29june, once the ban goes into place, essentially up until that point we will be working with our partners at the aclu and americans advancing justice to make
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sure that just like when americans advancing justice to make sure thatjust like when the first ban came there are going to be representatives at these airports so that when these officers and agencies are making determination to make a determination on what bona fide relationship will be, we make sure that civil rights organisations are there to hold the government accountable, and make sure the rights of those individuals and families that will be impacted in the united states will be upheld. this will have impacts from individuals who are coming here to seek travel, for counterterrorism, and making sure that we are diligent in maintaining the rights of these individuals. it is a massive inconvenience for many people, and the president called these countries terror prone countries. what do you say to people who say this ban is
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necessary so that the country can uphold the immigration system, to really deal with the dangerous times we are living in? i think you have to go back to the statement of the president during his campaign, the tweets that he made throughout his presidency. it is clear that this ban isjust presidency. it is clear that this ban is just a way to target muslims. it doesn‘t have to do with national security. and if you look at what national security experts have been saying since day one it is any kind of disco military action done against any community has a worse impact our national security. so the best to protect our national security is to stay true to the values that we have as us citizens, asa values that we have as us citizens, as a country, and that is religious liberty, and allowing everyone to seek freedom that this country was established on. if you could address the supreme court between now and october, when they make their lasting decision, what would you tell them? i would look at the intent to hind this decision, and thatis intent to hind this decision, and that is the one thing the supreme court did not do when coming down
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with this ruling. it is really important to see that president trump is bringing these actions forward to discriminate against a particular community, and that is the muslim community, and the ramifications of this has impacted those outside the muslim community. iaman those outside the muslim community. i am an iranian american, and i know individuals of the baha‘i faith who have also been impacted by this ban. so it is very important to not only see the intense but also the widespread impact. and we have seen iraqi christian communities who have been impacted by this administration. and i feel that been impacted by this administration. and ifeel that it is very important again to take a holistic view of what this ban is, and what kind of impact it will have on the united states. very good of you to give us your time. thank you very much forjoining us. the british government says testing carried out as a result of the grenfell tower fire has
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so far found that 75 high—rise buildings in 26 local authorities failed safety tests. the company which makes the cladding that is thought to have been used on grenfell has now stopped selling the product globally, and camden council, in north london, has evacuated several towers after firefighters said they could not guarantee safety, partly because of concerns overfire doors. tom symonds reports. this is the fire door leading to the fire exit. roger evans is staying put in his camden flat, despite the mass evacuation of his neighbours. but today he was told this. yes, apparently all the doors need replacing. why? because, last week, camden council realised these towers were covered with aluminium panels capable of burning in a fire. with that in mind, the advice from fire safety experts was every door needs to be a fire door. what do you think of the fact that
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you‘re behind a door that is not a fire door? well, i‘d never thought about it, i assumed everything was safe, it‘s a council property, it‘s meant to be maintained well. evidently, we‘ve been living in a potential death trap. the communities secretary told the commons it was one of a number of safety issues with the blocks. most astonishingly, there were hundreds, literally hundreds, of fire doors missing. the estimate by camden council itself is that they need at least 1,000 fire doors, because they were missing from those five blocks. the council leader has been in the job a month. and my understanding is, we‘re told, the council made a cost cut by removing the fire doors from the specification. i mean, you are new in thejob but what does that make you think about the way this council has been run? following grenfell, we need to take a look, nationally, at our whole building regulations and fire safety measures. we‘ve seen across the country people failing these tests,
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we acted swiftly in camden to get the information. right now, my priority is i‘ve got residents who need somewhere to sleep tonight, and i‘m all out trying to make sure they‘re safe and secure. following that, i‘m going to be asking those questions. i‘ve got the same questions, and i will be on it. but i‘ve got to prioritise getting my residents back and safely into their blocks. camden is worst—affected, but around the country, councils are removing the aluminium panels from their towers and sending them for fire safety testing. the tests are happening, so far in secret, at this research centre. samples from 75 towers have been sent. every single one has failed. it may well be the case that the regulations and the related guidance need to be updated to take account of a change in technology in the building industry. but secondly, we‘re concerned that the current regulations and guidance are not being applied and enforced strictly enough. the inquests into four more
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of the victims opens today. a coroner, the police and a public inquiry will eventually consider why they died, and what has gone wrong with fire safety. tom symons, bbc news. are you getting enough sleep? "no" would be the reply from most of us, including me. but now, scientists in canada are launching the world‘s largest study to see what the effects are on our brain. here is our medical correspondent fergus walsh. we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep. it is vital for our physical and mental health. but we‘re getting less sleep than ever before. his visual cortex — his eyes are open, but... british neuroscientist adrian owen, based in ontario, canada, believes sleep deprivation may be having a serious effect on our brainpower. every day we make hundreds of decisions, we remember hundreds of things. i mean, we make difficult decisions, like should i buy a house, and should i get married? but we also have to remember many, many simple things, like where i parked the car,
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or what i intended to buy on the way home from work. and all of these things can be affected by lack of sleep. you go to sleep for four hours, and then i am going to personally wake all of you up. he has begun a study on the effects of lack of sleep on the brain. so i joined volunteers at western university ontario, trying out his test. they are designed to reveal how our brains are functioning — reasoning, memory, and decision—making. to demonstrate how tiredness may affect that, we stayed up until 4:00am, and then had just four hours‘ sleep. but all too soon... good morning, fergus. time to get up! we were about to repeat the brain tests we‘d done the previous night. how are you feeling?
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uh... so i‘m feeling...like i haven‘t had enough sleep. most of our scores went down compared to the night before. how did you do this morning? worst. this was the worst you‘d ever did? this was the worst ever, yes. oh, kisses for your sister, that‘s really nice. but sylvie, whose daughters wake her several times a night, improved her score. maybe i‘ve just gotten used to functioning on very little sleep. i have to be on as soon as my kids wake up. as for me... i finished, and i‘ve done quite badly. i also did the tests while having my brain scanned. after a normal night‘s sleep, my brain was functioning well. the bright orange blobs are areas of increased activity. and this is the scan done after four hours‘ sleep. there‘s not much going on.
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it‘s pretty clear that there‘s much less activity in these areas of the brain that we know are crucialfor things like decision—making and problem—solving and memory. so our 24—hour culture could be having a serious impact on society. those signing up to the world‘s biggest sleep study will help reveal how much sleep we need for our brains to be at their best. fergus walsh, bbc news, ontario, canada. before we go, eyeliner and out of story. president trump has said —— align on our top story. president trump has said his travel ban is essential for trump has said his travel ban is essentialfor american trump has said his travel ban is essential for american security. don‘t forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. i‘m @tomdonkinbbc. hello, good morning.
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june has been a funny old month, hasn‘t it? it didn‘t start off too clever, and it‘s not going to end particularly brightly, either. last week, of course, the hottestjune day for 41 years 25 degrees. we have already seen temperatures this week at 25 on monday, but that is the peak of the temperature this week. the rest will be turning cooler, and there will be quite a bit of rain as well. ahead of that rain, quite a colourful scene here in the sunshine in scarborough in north yorkshire. that was ahead of this cloud, mind you, which has been bringing rain notjust to northern ireland, but to south—west scotland into northern england. that rain is moving northwards and eastwards at the moment. and so it‘s quite a wet start to tuesday across the mainland of scotland. towards the northern isles, the far north, perhaps somewhat drier. the rain, though, should be clearing away for northern ireland. quite a muggy feel here,
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especially as it brightens up. but quite a wet start to the day for northern england, especially the lake district, some of that rain affecting the north of wales, south of that. many places are dry, a few showers and possibly the odd flash of lightning across the english channel. now, as we run through the day, that wetter weather across the north tends to out very slowly. so not quite as wet in the afternoon across scotland, nor northern england. slow—moving showers developing across northern ireland and the chance of some thundery showers developing towards the south—east of england as well, perhaps drifting their way northwards, combining with the rain in the north. where there is a cool feel in eastern scotland and north—east england, easterly breeze, quite muggy to the south. in the south, we will have to look at the rain really developing on tuesday evening and tuesday night. these areas of low pressure moving across the uk, this one in particular dragging in that weather front with some heavy rain across england and wales overnight. still quite a wet start on wednesday. and the rain continues in northern england, wales, and rain pushing
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into northern england and southern scotland on wednesday itself. to the south, it may well brighten up a touch. quite muggy air. 20 degrees this time in london, 13 likely for newcastle and aberdeen with a breeze off the north sea. and that breeze will continue to blow in some rain to central and southern scotland and northern ireland, perhaps northern england. to the south, somewhat drier, brighter and warmer, the chance of some heavy showers here. areas of low pressure remain with us from thursday and into friday, the rain pushing its way southwards into england and wales. and then we will get this northerly wind coming down across the uk. so very unsettled through this week ahead. the rain could be heavy, may bring some localised flooding, and it will also be quite a bit cooler than it was on monday. this is bbc news — the headlines: president trump has said a us supreme court ruling to revive parts of his controversial travel ban is a victory for national security. the ban can be temporarily implemented for travellers without bona —fide relationships with persons or entities in the united states, pending a final decision in october. the british prime minister theresa
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may says she wants three million eu citizens living in britain to stay after brexit. she said they would have the same rights to health, education, benefits and pensions as british people. the eu‘s chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, said greater clarity was needed. the british government says testing carried out as a result of a huge tower block fire in london has so far, found that 75 high rise buildings in 26 local authorities failed safety tests. the american company which makes the cladding has now stopped selling the product globally. let‘s take a brief look now at some of the headlines making
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