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Chaos and confusion as America closes its borders to refugees


and to citizens of a number of mainly Muslim countries.


Donald Trump's sweeping order means even lawful US residents may not


be allowed to return if they leave the country.


Lawyers have launched a legal challenge while some politicians


This type of action underminds our national security and Donald Trump,


Britain signs a ?100 million defence deal with Turkey as Theresa May


warns President Erdogan to uphold human rights.


Serena Williams becomes the most successful female


player of the Open era, beating her sister Venus


And, after a career spanning six decades, tributes power


And, after a career spanning six decades, tributes pour


in to the acclaimed actor Sir John Hurt who's died.


There's been chaos and confusion at airports around the world tonight


after America closed its borders to refugees and to citizens of seven


Some travellers have already been held at US airports -


while others were barred from boarding planes.


President Trump's sweeping executive order means even some lawful US


residents may be banned from returning to the United States


Mr Trump said the move would keep out radical Islamic terrorists


but civil rights campaigners say its unconstitutional and have


Our Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue reports.


Released after a night in detention, Hameed Jhalid Darweesh is one


of the first to feel the bite of Donald Trump's


America is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world.


Mr Darweesh got his visa to come to America on the very day


He worked for a decade as an interpreter for the US


military in Iraq and was awarded a special immigration visa


His release followed lobbying by human rights groups


Donald Trump, our President, doesn't get it.


This is wrong and we're going to fight it, right


here on the streets, we're going to fight it in court


and we're going to fight it every place and in every


It's just a day since Donald Trump ended his first frenetic week


by fulfilling his promise to impose tough new immigration rules aimed


Rules he says that will keep America safe from terrorism.


I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical


Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.


People from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria,


Iraq and Iran cannot enter the US for 90 days, even if


All refugees will be kept out for 120 days with the annual limit


Syrian refugees will be barred from America indefinitely.


This Iraqi-born software engineer has been advised to stay put.


I had trips planned for yesterday and next week that I was going to go


to Africa for business and I had to suspend all my travel


and basically just sit still and that's how I ended


I wasn't planning to be in Boston, but I am now here and, you know,


waiting to see what's going to happen without really


It's also emerged that people with a green card could also be


banned from those seven named countries, despite the fact


that the card gives you rights to employment and residence


It's a move that could split families.


There was one case where a wife was travelling back to Iran


to visit her sick father, leaving behind her husband


and their two-month-old son and now she is stuck in Iran and cannot get


Donald Trump's immigration policy has brought condemnation from human


rights groups and political opponents but his tough rhetoric


was one of the most important factors in his election victory


and he seems determined to follow through with it.


Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington for us.


I suppose the big question is can he really achieve what he is setting


out to do? Well, first it was the visa and refugee ban, then we


learned it was green cards, as well. Now we are learning that it is


people with dual nationality who are potentially going to be affected by


this ban. So, for example, if you have a British passport and an Iraqi


passport, you won't be allowed to come into this country on your


British passport for the next 90 days. Of course that will put


pressure on people like Theresa May who said these rules are purely a


matter for the United States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump himself, he


says that this is not a Muslim ban, he says it is working out very


nicely indeed. We will see if he faces any legal challenges in the


days and weeks ahead. Thank you.


Well, the Prime Minister Theresa May today repeatedly refused to condemn


President Trump's immigration policy.


She was speaking during a visit to Turkey where she announced


a ?100 million deal to develop Turkish fighter jets.


From Ankara, our political editor Laura Kuenssberg sent this report.


Meeting a President used to doing perhaps whatever it


Popular, feared too, after a coup that failed against him


but she wants closer ties on trade and defence, but also


to make British concerns about his behaviour clear.


I am proud that the UK stood with you on 15th July last year


Now it is important that Turkey sustains that democracy


by maintaining the rule of law and upholding its international


human rights obligations as the Government has


TRANSLATION: It gives us great pleasure and it's a privilege


to host Prime Minister Theresa May here in Turkey.


We have had a meeting, a working lunch and discussions


I hope will yield success for both of our countries.


Just as Theresa May was the first leader to enter


the Trump White House, she has today become the first


western leader to come to President Erdogan's golden Palace


in Ankara high up on the hill since the attempted


Urging the importance of human rights, though,


she has shown she was unafraid to speak her mind.


Having delivered her message on human rights,


The Prime Minister able to enjoy the parade and appear


alongside her counterpart to announce a deal where British


firm BAE will design Turkish fighter jets,


the start of a partnership that Downing Street hopes


But questions about her other new friend, President Trump,


followed her to Turkey after the American leader


banned some Muslims from entering the country.


Asked three times whether she agreed with President Trump's ban,


Well, the United States is responsible for the United States


The United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom's


While marking the past, Theresa May is following her own


She can't choose her fellow leaders, yet politicians,


are sometimes judged by the company they keep.


Tributes have been paid to the actor Sir John Hurt,


He'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer.


His career spanned over six decades and more than 120 films -


including the Elephant Man, Alien, and Harry Potter.


His widow said he was the most sublime of actors and the most


John Hurt, as the deranged Roman Emperor Caligula


Well, of course I ordered no triumphs.


Do you think I'd order triumph for myself?!


Yes, and you took me at my word, didn't you?


I wear rouge, I wear mascara on my eyelashes, I dye my hair,


I wear flamboyant clothes, far more outre than


He was an unusual actor, instantly recognisable,


Here, he played the notorious and flamboyant Quentin Crisp.


People said it was a brave part to take on.


Many people said, don't do that, you'll never work again, and so on.


And I said but it's not about homosexuality,


it's about the tenderness of the individual,


as opposed to the cruelty of the crowd, really.


His breakthrough had come in A Man For All Seasons


in 1966, a small part in an Oscar-winning film.


He earned an Oscar nomination himself for Midnight Express,


in which he played a heroin addict in a Turkish prison.


I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr Merrick.


And another for his performance as the hideously disfigured


Like Quentin Crisp, Merrick was an outsider


Late in his career, he reached new audiences in Harry Potter.


And in a guest appearance in Doctor Who.


Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that?


In one of his last performances, he played a dying screenwriter,


quoting lines from a famous Dylan Thomas poem.


Do not go gentle into that good night.


Old age should burn and rave at close of day.


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Today, his widow Anwen called him "The most sublime of actors


With all the sport here's Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes


Serena Williams has become the most successful tennis


She beat her sister Venus to win the Australian Open,


In the field of sporting achievement she now stands alone. This latest


victory a defining chapter in the legend of Serena Williams, the twist


in the tale only her sister could deny her a record 23rd Grand Slam.


In the first game it looked like Serena had left any sisterly


sentiment in the locker room. Sdmrp


But Venus had her own fairytale to write, 36 years old, back from


career-threatening illness, now with a chance of another Grand Slam title


eight years since her last. After that initial frustration,


though, and a replacement racquet, Serena began to settle.


And rediscovering that devastating first serve.


She took the first set. Venus made her little sister fight


for her piece of history. But in the end Serena powered her


way into the record books. Finally, number 23. There it is! Serena is


the history-maker but for the past two decades she and Venus have


revolutionised women's tennis. She's my inspiration, she is the only


reason I am standing here and the only reason the Williams sisters


exist, so thank you for inspooring smee, Venus. The record-broken, she


has nothing left to prove but being Serena there will be much more to


come. The fourth round of the FA Cup has


caused quite a few upsets. Match of the Day follows the news,


so if you want to wait for the results, then you need


to avert your attention now. The seven-time winners


Liverpool are out. They were beaten 2-1 by Wolves,


who play in the Championship. Non-league Lincoln City's FA Cup


adventure continues, they're into the last 16


after beating Championship In the other games, Oxford United


knocked out Newcastle. Chelsea, Manchester City,


Middlesbrough and Arsenal But Spurs had to rely on a very late


stoppage-time goal to beat Rangers are back up to second


in the Scottish Premiership after beating Motherwell 2-0


in a heated game at Fir Park. There were also wins


for Kilmarnock and St Johnston. One of the country's best known jump


race horses, Many Clouds, died today shortly after winning


a feature race at Cheltenham. The 2015 Grand National winner had


just beaten the favourite, Thistlecrack, to win a warm-up


for the Gold Cup, But he collapsed and


died moments later. British boxer Lee Selby was close


to tears after his IBF world title fight was called-off


because his opponent failed Meanwhile, Carl Frampton still tops


the bill at the boxing spectacular The Northern Irishman


is defending his WBA World Featherweight belt


in a re-match with And British snowboarder Katie


Ormerod has claimed bronze nonthe slopestyle at the X Games in as pen,


Colorado. You can see more on all of today's


stories on the BBC News Channel. Good evening. It is trying to warm


up out there but it is a really slow process. In fact, it's just southern


areas that have been affected, been feeling the milder weather and with


that also comes a mix of weather