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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is lewis vaughanjones. our top stories: a victory for president trump, as the us supreme court upholds the travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries. many migrants now face a more uncertain future. we have a special report from the us—mexico border. fresh claims of atrocities against myanmar‘s rohingya minority. amnesty international accuses the country's army chiefs. and a last—gasp goal from argentina sends them through to the last 16 of the world cup. we will bring you all the latest from moscow. president trump has scored a major victory at the us supreme court. by a majority of 5—4, the justices upheld his travel ban which targets a number
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of muslim—majority countries. mr trump's critics were quick to condemn the decision, but he called it a profound vindication after lower courts had blocked the ban. here he was earlier at the white house. today's supreme court ruling, just coming out, a tremendous success, a tremendous victory for the american people, and for our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. we have to be tough, and we have to be safe, and we have to be secure. at a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country, we know who's coming in, we know where they're coming from. we just have to know who's coming here. omarjadwat is the director of the aclu immigrants‘ rights project.
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he says this is a devastating decision for thousands of people in the united states and abroad whose lives have been upended by this ban. what the president said was a hates us what the president said was a hates us and we have a problem with muslims coming into this country and i'm going to ban them, and then he went ahead and did it. and that is an easy case. it should have been an easy case for this court. and instead, you know, they failed. they failed to stop it, and i think it is going to go down in history as one of the great failures of the supreme court, when confronted with a difficult question. the issues at the southern border are far from settled, despite president trump signing an order ending the separation of children from their parents. many who have fled their home countries in search of asylum are waiting in mexico to learn their fate. our correspondent aleem maqbool reports from nogales, on the border between mexico and arizona. this is what continues to bring heartache and tension —
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a border that has led to some families being split, and left others fearful of the same fate. on the mexican side, immigrants fleeing persecution used to be able to walk up and claim asylum. now, suddenly, they are being made to wait. edith has been here with her family for two weeks. she has heard all about what has been going on in the us, with immigrant parents being separated from their children. she is petrified, but says she has no choice. wejust can't live in my town anymore, she says. my husband was recently assassinated, and we're under threat. i wish america was more welcoming. we're not coming to harm anyone. and we've since been able to verify that edith's husband was indeed killed in april, and that one of her sons is missing.
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she is anxious because she knows in the us they've been putting immigrant children into detention camps. this is footage from inside a tent city that has been created close to the border in texas. often, immigrant parents separated from their children after entering the us are in even told where their children have been sent. why don't we we walk over... but, while some see the policy as having been barbaric, others are not so critical of donald trump's hardline stance. jim chilton owns a huge ranch on the us side that for miles neighbours mexico. he thinks the criticism of his president over separating immigrant families has been unfair. if a person commits a crime in the united states, they're separated from their children. i weep for americans being separated from their children, and the children in particular. well, it has always been part
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of america's promised to take into its borders immigrants who are in need, and president trump says as long as people do things legally, they're fine. except, all around right now, we can see the cases of those trying to do things by the book, who are nevertheless facing obstacles and suffering because of current policies. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in nogales, on the us—mexican border. our north america correspondent david willis is in los angeles. david, donald trump claiming a big victory today on this, but what exactly d id victory today on this, but what exactly did the supreme court ruled today? what did they say? exactly did the supreme court ruled today? what did they sawm exactly did the supreme court ruled today? what did they say? it is a highly controversial measure, this one. it was introduced originally just after donald trump took office and was then challenged in the courts. he has maintained that it is necessary , courts. he has maintained that it is necessary, this travel ban, in the
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interests of national security, as he calls it, to prevent the united states coming under attack by islamic militants. but, after this majority ruling, 5—4, basically decides that there is no religious discrimination, this is not a ban aimed at muslims, if you like. indeed, the chiefjustice, john roberts, wrote that it was squarely within the scope of presidential authority, as he put it, and he rejected arguments that it is committed against muslims. now, donald trump is delighted, as you can imagine. he took to twitter to express the sentiment wow in response to the supreme court's decision, and he has since said that this identifies the republicans as a party of strong borders and no crime. in distinct contrast, if you like, to the democrats, and you can bet that this will be a battle cry for him and the republicans going
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into the mid—term elections, coming out later this year. feelings running high on both sides, of course. thank you very much david willetts, in los angeles. from the us to europe, where italy has reached a deal with malta over the fate of a rescue ship stranded for nearly a week with more than 230 migrants on board. the lifeline is one of several such vessels that has been rejected by ports on the european mainland. italy's interior minister has accused the charity—run ships of operating a taxi service for migrants. gavin lee has this report. this has been life on board the lifeline for six days. more than 200 migrants who left libyan shores saved by the charity run rescue ship and now stranded. this evening, malta said it might accept them, but only if other eu countries agree to take some of the migrants on board. these may be the last migrants
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to reach an italian port, disembarking from a mersk merchant ship in sicily this morning. the country's deputy prime minister, matteo salvini, says he is putting an end to ngo ships docking. translation: the foreign ngos with foreign personnel, foreign flags, foreign finance, will never again dock in italian ports. i've said it, and i'll repeat it easily. the aquarius has returned to search—and—rescue operations off the libyan coast, a week after being refused entry to italy and malta, when it was instead forced to take 630 migrants on a four—day journey to spain. the rescue team has been at sea off the coast of libya for two days, and in that time, there have been ten migrant boats in trouble. all of them intercepted by the libyan coastguard and taken into detention centres in libya. the crew claim italy has breached international maritime law by not involving them or other
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ngos in rescue missions. to be here, i want to render assistance, to save lives. and being obstructed, as we are now, it's extremely difficult. we can't turn our back to people in distress. tonight, the aquarius crew is heading out of libyan waters on the way to marseille for fuel. after saving 30,000 lives in three years, the future of these ngo rescue missions is uncertain. gavin lee, bbc news, on board the aquarius. the human rights group amnesty international has published what it calls detailed new evidence of the extent of the burmese military‘s crimes against the rohingya people in myanmar. around 700,000 fled to bangladesh last autumn when the military launched a brutal security operation in rakhine state, following a series of deadly ambushes by rohingya militants on police posts. the army has always insisted it was responding to a specific terrorist threat. here is our myanmar correspondent nick beake. village burns in western myanmar.
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this was last september, when bernie as army and buddhist mobs were attacking rohingya muslim communities —— burmese. now, amnesty international says it has gathered evidence proving that the military‘s operation in rakhine state had been weeks in the planning. the myanmar commander in chief is one of the officers named in the report. they are accused of orchestrating rape and murder and driving out more than 500 thousand rohingya people. the military, which still holds huge power here, has always claimed it was responding to attacks on the police by rohingya insurgents, and rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing. but the stories of those who made it across the border to
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bangladesh, and now live in the world's biggest refugee camp, tell another story. the international criminal court is looking at whether myanmar can be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. so far, myanmar has refused to co—operate, and the government insists a new, burmese led the investigation is the best way to uncover the truth. it is now three days since 12 teenage boys and their football coach disappeared in a cave network in northern thailand. rescue crews have resumed their efforts to find the group after rising waters halted the search. the boys are between 11 and 16 years old, and distraught relatives are waiting for any news. jonathan head is near the scene and sent this report. weary and wet, rescuers trudged in and out of the cave for a third day, without anything to show for it. they've got hundreds of people here now.
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the army is sending in squads to tramp through the rain—soaked hills in search of other ways into the cave complex. and there are volunteers with cave—diving experience who have come to help, some from neighbouring countries. but the conditions underground are rough. the distance is about three to four kilometres from the entrance. it's very hard and difficult for the divers, because they're not able to see anything. the water is very murky, so they're not able to find the other side of that at this point. powerlines are being fed into the caves, and they're assembling pumps, which they hope can lower the water levels faster than the incessant rain is raising them. well, for those working here at the cave entrance, this has been a frustrating day, with divers unable to make any further progress into the caves that way. but they do believe the boys are in that side there, alive, and they hope that they can climb up on top of these hills and reach them from channels further up. the families of the missing boys
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come and go, waiting and praying for good news. the weather and the terrain aren't helping, but this is a huge rescue operation now. it can't be that much longer before they find a way in. jonathan head, bbc news, mae sai, northern thailand. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: prince william pays tribute to victims of the holocaust, on the first ever royal visit to israel and the palestinian territories. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby,
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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 8, 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. this is bbc news. our top story: donald trump hails a victory after securing legal and constitutional backing for a key immigration policy — a travel ban on several mainly muslim nations. well, let's stay
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with that story now. and speak to michael johns in philadelphia. he's one of the founders of rhe national tea party movement and a former white house speech writer in the george bush senior administration. michael, thank you so much for being with us. i'm very interested to hear your thoughts on this. donald trump obviously celebrating. this is a significant victory for him but lots of critics already saying this is essentially a muslim then in all but name. what do you think about? not a muslim then at all, the largest muslim then at all, the largest muslim populated countries of the world will never included, indonesia, pakistan, india, egypt, bangladesh, all excluded. -- ban. this is carefully targeted at a number of countries that have a
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process that was deemed by the united states to be inadequate. in this process that the president took, which is his entire authorities you under a 1952 statute that enables the president to manage these programmes, some sensible steps to restrict that immigration. it isa steps to restrict that immigration. it is a suspension, not a termination, meaning that if these countries do in fact take steps to improve their processes, it is entirely conceivable that you could see them removed from the trouble ban list. it is interesting, the court has taken a deliberately narrow framing here. they chose to disregard donald trump's statins in the campaign more widely, for example calling on a complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. part of the problem here is the way this looks. you have a travel ban coming off the back of those kinds of statements. that is
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what people are angry and upset about, it must see that? yeah, i mean about, it must see that? yeah, i m ea n clearly about, it must see that? yeah, i mean clearly it would not be the first time you see a rather significant deviation from campaign rhetoric to the actual menu show of government, and i think the five to four justices that were with the administration properly looked at the order of statute itself, compared to the underlying legislation that allows the president to take the steps that he did, and concludes that the president acted with complete legal authority. interestingly, and this is more of an intellectual argument, she for instance that the president had put in place and was ban. if you look back at that 1952 statute, and this is something that perhaps congress wants to look there does not seem to be anything in there which concludes in from whatever is steps he wants to take from the standpoint of refusing entry to the united states. i think the phrase
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ology is the suspension of alien groups or all aliens to be noted state. that suggest there is a problem here in the legislation, but thatis problem here in the legislation, but that is surely a loophole that should be closed ? that is surely a loophole that should be closed? well, if you feel the president is unduly authorised to act in the national security interest of the united states of america, then you would want to see that more narrowly and perhaps more explicitly defined and britain than it has been, and it seems to me that really that in essence really is the debate. it has not been traced quite that way, but this has really become a debate over 1952 statute. you cannot deny, i think the court found it impossible to deny that president trump was fully authorised to act in the way that he has acted in restricting immigration and entry to the us in these ways. additionally, the us in these ways. additionally, the political dimension of it is that this was broadly popular with the american people, who... you say
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it is broadly popular, there are large amount of critics of course, and we will be speaking to those again in the next hour. for now, though,, we again in the next hour. for now, though, , we must leave again in the next hour. for now, though,, we must leave it there. thank you very much for your time. a spanish doctor has appeared in court in madrid, accused of stealing a baby from her mother half a century ago. he's the first doctor to stand trial in connection with the theft of thousands of babies during the dictatorship of general franco. lebo diseko reports. stolen from the crib, we want justice, protesters demands outside the court. many of them parents who say their babies were snatched by the spanish state decades ago. the woman who embodies their hopes for justice arrives to cheers and hugs of support. ines madrigal‘s case is the first to come to trial but there have been thousands of similar complaints. in fact, have been thousands of similar complaints. infact, it have been thousands of similar complaints. in fact, it is hard to know just how many
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complaints. in fact, it is hard to knowjust how many children were abducted on the general franco's leadership because their parents we re leadership because their parents were left—wing, unmarried or poor. this is not a case, it is not my case any more. this has gone further, everyone knows that in this country babies have been stolen all over spain and in the island. it is very important to take a step further because we have expiry dates, people are dying of those who lost their sons are now very old. some of them have died. the man ines madrigal says tooker, mother is retired gynaecologist eduardo vela. he is accused of falsely signing her birth certificate and then giving her to another woman. the 85—year—old denies any wrongdoing and says he did not remember the case. indeed, he says he remembers virtually nothing about his 20 years at the helm of the clinic which has been subject to dozens of stolen baby claims. outside, emotions run
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high as the doctor sped away from court. i am 50 years old, i was stolen. no money is enough, they have stolen our lives, said this woman. this case shines a light on some of the country's darkest years, but even a conviction cannot do what so many would want most, and that is onto the use of pain. —— undo the years of pain. the duke of cambridge has paid his respects tojews murdered in the holocaust as part of his five—day trip to the middle east. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell is travelling with prince william and sent this report. in the hall of remembrance at yad vashem, prince william joined an act of commemoration at israel's memorial to the 6 millionjewish people who were slaughtered by the nazis in the holocaust. we unite with the blessed memory of 6 million of our people,
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who died a martyr‘s death at the hands of the german nazis and their collaborators. choir singing william laid his wreath and stood for several moments in silence. the first official royal visit to israel has been a long time in coming, butjewish leaders say it is appreciated. this is an historic day. the excitement is felt throughout israel and britain, around thejewish world, and just to see prince william here is something very, very special. there was a courtesy call on israel's prime minister,
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benjamin netanyahu, and on the israeli president, reuven rivlin, who asked william to convey his hopes for peace to the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, when he meets him tomorrow. that aspiration for peace featured in a speech tonight at the british embassy in tel aviv, when william spoke of his hope that conflict might be ended. never has hope and reconciliation been more needed. i know i share a desire with all of you, and with your neighbours, for a just and lasting peace. tomorrow, william will visit the most important of those neighbours — the palestinian territories. it'll be an opportunity for him to gauge what chance there is of those hopes for peace being realised. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. now to the latest in world cup action. argentina have made it to the last 16 with a victory over nigeria,
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sending the super eagles out of the tournament. croatia took a 2—1 victory over iceland to qualify for the last 16, and france finished top of their group after a goalless draw with denmark. austin halewood reports. it was almost unthinkable. argentina almost out of the world cup —— minutes of being out of the world cup. in lionel messi's quest for greatness, now was the time. the magician announced himself in russia. relief, but just magician announced himself in russia. relief, butjust as argentina finally looked like a force going forward, a mistake at the back, a player called forfoul, the back, a player called forfoul, the moment felt the victor moses. pressure, what pressure? argentina when flying into the last 16 —— nigeria look to be heading into the last 16, as it stood. i drew level on the night the gylfi sigurdsson from the spot. they needed two more
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to go to themselves, but the challenge eventually melted. croatia winning it. back in st petersburg, toiling argentina were on the brink. in desperate need a hand, they got the most most unlikely source. a defender with a finish even lionel messi would have been proud of. in group c, france will already in the last 16 but once again, failing to impress. a goalless draw with denmark enough to send the danes through as well. full proof, win over australia was all about history. the south americans heading home but a first victory at the world cup since 1978 was not a bad way to go will stop that is about it, it you up to speed. —— that is about it, you up to speed. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. i'm @lvaughanjones. well, it does look as though
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there could be some slightly cooler weather, with a little bit of rain on the way, but not until the end of the weekend and into next week. in the short—term, well, the heatwave's just going to continue for the next few days, and into the weekend as well. and in fact, on wednesday, the highest temperatures are expected across, potentially at least, scotland and northern ireland. temperatures could hit 30 celsius, and it'll be quite a bit cooler closer to the north sea coast. so this high pressure's very much in charge of the weather, notjust across the uk, but much of western europe and across scandinavia too, even in stockholm and oslo, the temperatures have been skyrocketing. so through the early hours of wednesday morning, it's a case of clear skies. there will be some low cloud lapping onto the coastlines, some mist and fog as well. so for some of us in the eastern counties, it is a case of grey skies first thing in the morning, but only briefly, and then quickly that sea threat will burn back to the coast and we'll get that sunshine.
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so it's a sunny, hot day across much of the country, and again, the highest temperatures are expected across scotland and northern ireland. but there will be a huge contrast in the temperatures. for example, look at that north sea coastal strip, even across scotland. the yellows there indicate much lower temperatures, and anywhere from newcastle, hull, into norwich — not spectacularly high, the temperatures here. in fact, in the low 20s, and all of that heat, because of the wind, is being pushed in the direction of western britain. so this is where we're going to see the high temperatures — again, the west midlands, into wales. now, that eastern coast may hang on to some of that low cloud notjust into wednesday, but into thursday as well. but we're mostly talking about the mornings. so again, in the morning, we could be waking up to some clouds in the east, and those temperatures may be getting up to 21, whereas across northern ireland and scotland here, where we've got more sunshine and those clear skies right from the word go, highs will be getting up into the high 20s, and quite possibly breaking 30 degrees. and then somewhat cooler, i think, by the time we get to friday. temperatures in belfast back down to around 25 celsius,
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but they may rise a little bit across the south. now, here's the outlook into the weekend. temperatures modestly high in belfast, around 21 or 22 degrees, but perhaps picking up into the high 20s. not far off 30 there across southern parts of the uk. now, i mentioned that there is a change on the way. looks as though thunderstorms across the south will be developing as we head into the weekend, and they could be drifting northwards probably sunday night into monday, but at the moment it's a low risk. there's no guarantee, and not necessarily cooling off all that much, so there is a change on the way towards the weekend. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has hailed a us supreme court decision to uphold his travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries. he said that in an age of worldwide terrorism, "we have to be tough and we have to be safe." one dissenting judge said the ban was motivated by bias against muslims. the human rights group amnesty international has published what it calls detailed,
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new evidence of the extent of the burmese military‘s crimes against the rohingya people in myanmar. it accuses the army's commander in chief and 12 others of orchestrating rape and murder and driving out more than half a million rohingyas. six european countries have agreed to accept more than 200 migrants stranded for nearly a week on a rescue ship in the mediterranean. but italy's interior minister has accused charity—run rescue ships of operating a "taxi service" for migrants. now on bbc news, tuesday in parliament.
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