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this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a federaljudge in the us has banned the trump administration from sending asylum—seekers to mexico to await their court hearings. the policy was introduced in january. the ban won‘t take effect until friday to give government a very warm welcome to bbc news — officials the opportunity to appeal. broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. polls open in a few hours my name's mike embley. in the closest fought election our top stories: israel has seen for years. ajudge in the us blocks donald trump's policy of sending asylum seekers back into mexico, while their cases are heard. prime minister netanyahu is running for his fifth term in office. israelis head to the polls but he‘s facing a tough competitor, within hours for a general election. benny gantz, as well as serious prime minister netanyahu is fighting corruption charges. for his political survival. britain's parliament a measure put forward by british mps backs a new law requiring the prime minister to request to prevent a no—deal another brexit delay, brexit has become law. to prevent leaving the european union with no deal. lost and found. it requires prime minister theresa a clip of the beatles performing may to ask the eu 27 for another on the bbc more than 50 years extension ago surfaces in mexico. to article 50. britain is currently due to leave in just four days.
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hello to you. ajudge in the us has halted the trump administration's policy of forcing some asylum seekers into mexico to wait out their deportation cases. the department of homeland security was planning to expand the programme, it began injanuary. our correspondent chris buckler is in washington. give us more on the background here, could you? yeah, the trump administration is facing real problems at the border, at the moment they are facing a spike of migrants trying to cross into the united states, particularly from central america and to deal with thatis central america and to deal with that is proving more and more difficult for the trump administration, so what they have been trying to do is introduce a new policy that doesn't seem migrants released into the us, but instead tries to return them back over the border to mexico while they wait to have the immigration hearing, and
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sometimes because backlogs in the courts, it can take months or even yea rs courts, it can take months or even years for that hearing to take place. now, the reason that they can't be detained is very often because these are families that are coming across the border and there are very strict time limits on the amount of time that a child can remain in detention, so as a result, this new policy was being ruled out. there was a suggestion that it was going to be extended as well, but a judge in san francisco has ruled that nationwide, it should be halted from friday. now, the reason it has not been put in place immediately is that the injunction has been put till friday to give the government and officials a chance to appeal that decision, but nonetheless, it is going to be something that the trump administration takes with a certain amount of frustration, given what the president has been saying about immigration stop by and of course, numbers trying to come to the water had been going down the yea rs, the water had been going down the years, there is an argument the trump administration has caused this
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recent spike by mr trump himself talking about closing the border. -- and of course. as you say, this is not the end, this ruling will be challenged. absolutely, president trump has faced real difficulty with some of the courts, putting through some of the courts, putting through some of the immigration policies that he wants to, and indeed the department of homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen released her resignation letter about 2k hours, she specifically said that the courts in congress had made her job very difficult in tackling illegal immigration. of course, we have seen changes there as well. president trump seems to want to shake up the department of homeland security, he wants to go in his words in a tougher direction, particularly with these problems with immigration, and as a result, you may well see the administration try to put a spin on this. you may well see them try to fight back against it with an appeal, but they are facing problems, i do not think there is any doubt about that. the
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other question of course, for the trump administration, is that they have taken some decisions, for example, they have decided to move some funding they give to central american countries, that sometimes is put there to try to stabilise the economy ‘s stabilise the countries to re m ove economy ‘s stabilise the countries to remove the threat of immigration. you could argue that they could lead to the numbers being increased as well in the short and long—term. chris, thank you very much for that. israeli voters start going to the polls in just a few hours, after a very tight election race, which has seen long—time prime minister benjamin netanyahu fighting for his political survival. he's facing criminal corruption charges, which he denies, and a tough challenger in former military chief, benny gantz. security is a major issue, but there's been very little debate about how to achieve a lasting peace with the palestinians. yolande knell reports. violence and conflict
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are neverfar away in israel. that's why elections here are fought and won on security. i could hear the whoosh, and then boom, up went the explosive. robert wolff's family home was destroyed two weeks ago by a powerful rocket fired by palestinian militants form gaza. —— by a powerful rocket fired by palestinian militants in gaza. nobody was killed, but his baby granddaughter was among those hurt. we're a very lucky family. we're all alive, we're all here, we're not — you know, there could have been seven graves up the road. we need a leader who is brave enough to bring peace. in a close campaign, waged with social media videos, benjamin netanyahu argues his global friendships protect israel. he's facing bribery charges, which he denies. his main rival, benny gantz, is a former head of the israeli military, pledging cleaner politics. but when it comes to divisions
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with the palestinians, neither candidate is committed to them having their own state. in these israeli elections, internationally—approved ideas about how to reach peace with the palestinians are being abandoned. and while that could win votes, the danger is it will deepen tensions and mistrust, and only perpetuate what's already been a long and painful conflict. standing up to israeli occupation has become part of life for boys at hebron elementary school. tear gas during morning assembly, after some children had thrown stones at an israeli checkpoint nearby. four students were taken to hospital, and all later recovered.
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palestinians don't get to vote in israeli polls, but this teacher says they feel the impact of the outcome. translation: we, as palestinians, don't care about the israeli elections or who will become the prime minister, because each one is worse than the last. there is nothing new. just empty promises, lies. whoever‘s israel's next leader faces the challenge of continuing unrest and a stalled peace process. but this election could bring a change of face, rather than direction. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. let's briefly round up some more of the day's main news. the actress felicity huffman and 13 other people have agreed to plead guilty to a college admissions scam. in all, 50 people are accused by federal prosecutors in boston of taking part in schemes which included cheating on college entrance exams and paying bribes, to get their children admitted to the most prestigious
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universities. the united nations has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in libya. on monday, an airstrike closed the only functioning airport in the capital, tripoli. that's been blamed on forces loyal to general khalifa haftar. last week, he started a military offensive to try to take control from the un—backed government. nearly 3000 people have fled their homes, ahead of the fighting. the state department has barred i6 saudis from entering the united states for their involvement in the killing of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. the visas of nearly two dozen saudi officials have already been revoked, and the assets of 17 others frozen. the british prime minister is due in berlin and paris within hours for the latest brexit talks, ahead of a crucial european union summit on wednesday to discuss another delay to britain's departure. on monday, there were more communications between the governing party and the labour 0pposition, searching for possible areas of agreement — a possible compromise that might pass through parliament. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports.
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a mood for compromise might just trickle through, sombre and slow after all the shouting. could the government really, though, do a deal with the other side? we don't have a majority in parliament and so we have to look to other parties to seek agreement, that will allow us to get brexit over the line in parliament, as the law requires. you can't go into any of those discussions with big red lines because otherwise, there's no point having them. given the prime minister's tried to hang on to them for so long, the man who wants to replace her in number ten might take some convincing. applause the latest offer to the labour tribe, welcoming a new mp today, has not accepted yetjeremy corbyn‘s plan for a customs union — a closer trading relationship with the eu than theresa may has negotiated. but sources who've seen the document say it points to that kind of deal being possible, but only in future.
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we're prepared to talk and put forward our views, but talks have to mean a movement, and so far, there's been no change in those red lines. but if rushing to a customs deal with labour makes sense now, why has theresa may avoided it for so long? well, the answer is in the reluctance on her own side. she always promised she wouldn't take that step, can she win the cabinet round now? are you going to support the customs union? the trade secretary, liam fox, isn't the only one who would say no. even though, as ever, there are other members of the government who completely disagree... reporter: will you move on a customs union, minister? ..who'd try many doors to find a way out of all of this. excuse me. the talks between the tories and labour are genuine. both sides want to know if they can find a deal together to get through that place, but they wonder separately
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if the other side is serious, and they're a long way from a full—blown partnership. these are nervous first dates between the two, so again this week, eu leaders will discuss delay. we're open to extending the deadline to allow time for these discussions to run their course and come to a conclusion. there is a tiny chance this week this whole process could explode, but while labour and the tories are still talking, the show isjust about still on the road. but delay, not decision, is still the chorus. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. security forces loyal to the sudanese president have opened fire on protestors who've been demonstrating for months against his presidency. as the gunfire rang out, some soldiers also intervened to protect protesters. in a weekend of protests, at least six were killed. some hope the army will help topple 0mar al—bashir. anne soy reports.
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incredible scenes outside the army headquarters in khartoum. civilians in the military on one side, as the soldiers fired an unclear target. witnesses say they were responding to gunfire from security forces. that would be hugely significant at this point. gunfire then, celebrations follow as crowds surged forward. a soldier is filmed harming a civilian. do the day, this has been the mood in the streets of khartoum. —— through the day. and here's why the protesters are happy, the military has shown no opposition to them. but the army chiefs have
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not expressly declared their support for the protests either, at least not just yet. translation: —— early in the day in parliament, the government struck a defiant note. translation: while breaking up the protest last saturday, six civilians were killed in khartoum and another one was killed in central die for. protesters were arrested, also, three policemen were killed and 270 injured. this is evidence that these protests are not peaceful. —— in central darfur. since saturday, sudanese have camped outside the army headquarters. these are the biggest crowd scene since protests began in december. and they have vowed they won't leave until the president quits. organisers have
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called for direct talks with the military. they are demanding a transitional government, but no—one is showing no sign of stepping down. —— but omar al—bashir. thousands are prepared to spend the third night in a row here, right next to the president's compound, waiting for him to hear their call. —— heed. anne soy, bbc news. in the past few hours, president bashir has issued a statement. here's the bbc‘s africa editor, fergal keane. he is appealing for a dialogue but blaming what is happening on a foreign plot, and that is typical dictator speak. if you are in trouble, if your people on the streets, then lame the foreigners. it is not going to impress the many thousands of young people particularly who are now gathered tonight and funded military headquarters. they want him to go, they wanted to go quickly, but he signals that he intends to fight this out. and i saw for myself in
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darfur, his security forces, the militias that are loyal to him, capable of doing. so there is the potential not just a capable of doing. so there is the potential notjust a trouble in sudan but for wider regional destabilisation if he does not compromise soon. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: he could turn his hand to anything, and now there's proof that leonardo da vinci really was ambidextrous. 25 years of hatred and rage as theyjump up on the statue. this funeral became a massive demonstration of black power, a power to influence. today, it's about the promise of a bright future. a day when we hope a line can be
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drawn under the bloody past. i think that picasso's works were beautiful, they were intelligent, and it's a sad loss to everybody who loves art. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a federaljudge has banned the trump administration from sending asylum—seekers to mexico to await their court hearings. the ruling is certain to be challenged. israel's prime minister is fighting for his political survival. polls are due to open for the general election in just a few hours. scientists at boston university have used electricity
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to stimulate part of the brain that stores temporary information. precise stimulation improved the working memories of a group of a0 people in their 60s and 70s for at least 50 minutes. more research is needed, but it's hoped the technique might be used to treat dementia, autism and epilepsy. dr robert reinhart is one of the researchers. professor, i know you're in madison connecticut right now but you are assistant professor at the department of psychological and brain sciences at boston university. how much of the breakthrough is this? we think it's groundbreaking to be able to understand better the brain circuits underlying working memory in the elderly and devise a new technology in order to boost that to stimulate those brain
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circuits. we are really optimistic this could lead to clinical breakthroughs in people with memory disorders. in the face of it, to non— medics, the amount of time you are talking about in improving memory doesn't seem that much? yes, any of the previous studies have only been able to show online effect. both in behaviour when the stimulator is on. we were able to find that when we turned it off, our protocol was able to change the brain and behaviour for up to 50 minute after the stimulator is off a potentially much longer. the experiment only went up to 50 minutes based on previous studies we have done, we presume it lasts for at least several hours and we are following up with many other studies that apply repeated rain stimulation to see if we can extend the 50 minute duration even further and
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have more real—world implications. does this sample size seem quite small? there were only -- there were over 150 participants. so for this line of research, that is quite large. the principal experiment was 1:2 large. the principal experiment was 42 younger individuals and 42 older individuals and then we followed up and had internal replication of those findings in another cohort of 28 older individuals and then followed it up with extending the findings in additional experiments. 151: findings in additional experiments. 154 participants in total. that's actually quite large and it's also within subjects designs meaning you service your own control. in our study, you come in on multiple testing dates so there were actual —— actually hundreds of individual testings that had to be performed over years testings that had to be performed over yea rs of research testings that had to be performed over years of research so it's quite large actually for this line of
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work. i know you have more work to do. iam work. i know you have more work to do. i am sure we will be back to you when you have more results. thank you very much indeed. in hong kong a court is expected to deliver its verdict very shortly in the trial of 3 democracy campaigners. this is a case arising from the so—called umbrella movement in 2014. the 3 are among 9 activists who face colonial—era public nuisance charges. the protests were calling for free elections. the charges carry jail terms of up to 7 years. thejudge is going to hand down the verdicts of the trial today and i'm sure it will impact on our individual life dearly. we are more concerned about how this movement will be recognised by the people of hong kong. we are in good spirits
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because we have no regrets for what we have done. what we did is according to our conscience and we also all along opposed to the principles of gun violence. we will take you back to hong kong when we have a result. presidentjair bolsonaro of brazil has sacked his education minister. ricardo velez caused controversy last week when he said the phrase ‘military coup,‘ in reference to the ‘military coup‘ which ousted the democratic government in 1964, would be removed from school textbooks. he‘s the second high—level appointee fired since the president came to power injanuary. for many years the bbc‘s top of the pops was compulsory viewing for millions of young people, and a guaranteed wind—up for parents. it featured all the top stars of the day, miming with more or less conviction, depending how cool they were. the beatles only actually appeared live on the show once, in 1966 and the recording of that show was lost. now more than half a century later,
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a short clip has been found. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson tells us. the beatles rehearsing for their only ever live top of the pops appearance. back in 1966, bbc shows were recorded on video tape — very expensive at the time, so wiped after a couple of weeks. thought lost forever, until now. the fab four, a fab find — 11 seconds of paperback writer unearthed in mexico. one inch, rank‘s intelforfilm, domestic video tape, you know, d—2, d—3... kaleidoscope specialise in tracking down missing tv. a mexican beatles fan got in touch after buying an 8mm film reel, shot at home by a liverpudlian family. i think if you‘re a beatles fan, it‘s a holy grail, there‘s no doubt about that. the beatles only did top of the pops once live. and to think that, you know, somebody in liverpool was filming, you know, off the telly, in 1966 — so to find it again after all those years later was just stunning.
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at the beatles story exhibition, we showed the find to an expert. oh, my gosh. it's it‘s really crazy that nobody else has seen that. that‘s amazing! how important a discovery is this? well, we already have loads and loads of kind of audiovisual artefacts, more or less, that we can study. the idea that there‘s more out there is absolutely... it‘s amazing, really. there is no other word for it. and it‘s not just beatles footage which has been rediscovered. more than 240 lost top of the pops performances, saved thanks to a fan of the show who recorded them at home... music: rocket man by eltonjohn. hello, this is charles henry butler pearce, in bangor, north wales, making a test recording, in september 1976. hello, hello. the new discoveries, including t.rex performing metal guru, will be featured later this month at the bfi southbank‘s music believed wiped event. colin paterson, bbc news.
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this year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of leonardo da vinci. he is believed by many to be the greatest artist of all time. but scientists in italy say they have recently made new discoveries about both him and his work — as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. he was the definitive renaissance man. painter, scientist, engineer, architect, astronomer, historian. the list goes on and on. even now, there is so much more to learn about leonardo da vinci. scientists at the gallery in florence have been taking a closer look at his earliest work. commonly known as landscape hp, leonardo drew this when he was just 20 not ——21. analysis of handwriting at the top of the page confirms what many had long believed, leonardo da vinci was ambidextrous. truly
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spectacular what these analyses actually yield at. now we do know that he worked with both hands, not just, as we know famously, with his left hand. but there is more. on the back of the picture there appears to be incomplete sketches of another landscape and drawings of a figure. these are images unlikely to have been seen in more than 500 years. perhaps more secrets will now be unearthed in other paintings and illustrations, adding yet more lustre to the legacy of leonardo da vinci. tim allman, bbc news. c, we bring you high culture, low culture and all the points in between. there is more for you on the bbc website. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i‘m @bbc mike embley.
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sunshine really did make a big reference to the temperature yesterday. we had 20 degrees for the first time in a long time. that was recorded in east anglia in the sunshine. further north, in the north—east of england, a very different look to the weather. the mist, fog and low cloud rolling in from the north sea and temperature is about seven degrees. we should get sunshine in the north—east of england on tuesday but our air is getting colder. coming all the way from scandinavia over the cold north sea so we are going to find temperatures dropping. the milder, warmer, windier weather is staying out in the atlantic. it wasn‘t very
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warm in wales on monday with thick cloud, showery rain, too. we should get some sunshine on tuesday because the rain is still around but it‘s probably a bit further south. the rush hour, affecting the south midlands. further north, quieter. a chillier start with some missed and fog patches but sunshine in most areas and fairly light winds. a much sunnier day for the north—east of england. we will still have the showery rain and it is slowly moving southwards. we could induce a few more thundery downpours in the south—west of england in the afternoon. away from here, a lot of dry weather and sunshine continuing through the day. easterly breezes and colder around the north sea coast. a significant drop in temperature around east anglia as well as parts of scotland where is quite warm on monday. it is chilly as the sun goes down and we should see the showers moving down further south out towards the english channel overnight. clear skies, maybe one or two mist and fog patches but a colder night. northern parts of the uk, touch of frost
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around. we‘re going to find any showers getting squeezed away to the south by this developing area of high pressure. that is extending its way into the uk and is keeping all of these weather fronts at bay from the atlantic. a lot of quiet and dry weather through the worst of the week. —— rest of the week. any showers are likely to be across the channel. maybe a bit more cloud coming in and more a breeze across east anglia and the south—east of england. the chilly breeze as well. those temperatures are not changing an awful lot. 9—13, if you are lucky. a bit below par for this time of year. essentially it is dry stop cloud around, sunshine at times, when speaking up later on in the week. still feeling chilly for this time of the year. goodbye.
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