28/01/2017 BBC Weekend News


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Chaos and confusion as America closes its borders to refugees

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and to citizens of a number of mainly Muslim countries.

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

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be allowed to return if they leave the country.

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Lawyers have launched a legal challenge while some politicians

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

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

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warns President Erdogan to uphold human rights.

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Serena Williams becomes the most successful female

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player of the Open era, beating her sister Venus

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And, after a career spanning six decades, tributes power

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And, after a career spanning six decades, tributes pour

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

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

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

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Some travellers have already been held at US airports -

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while others were barred from boarding planes.

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

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residents may be banned from returning to the United States

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Mr Trump said the move would keep out radical Islamic terrorists

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but civil rights campaigners say its unconstitutional and have

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Our Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue reports.

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

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

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

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

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He worked for a decade as an interpreter for the US

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military in Iraq and was awarded a special immigration visa

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His release followed lobbying by human rights groups

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

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

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

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

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

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by fulfilling his promise to impose tough new immigration rules aimed

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Rules he says that will keep America safe from terrorism.

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I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical

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Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.

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

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

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

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Syrian refugees will be barred from America indefinitely.

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

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

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

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

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

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waiting to see what's going to happen without really

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

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banned from those seven named countries, despite the fact

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that the card gives you rights to employment and residence

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It's a move that could split families.

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

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to visit her sick father, leaving behind her husband

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

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Donald Trump's immigration policy has brought condemnation from human

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rights groups and political opponents but his tough rhetoric

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was one of the most important factors in his election victory

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and he seems determined to follow through with it.

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Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington for us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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days and weeks ahead. Thank you.

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

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President Trump's immigration policy.

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She was speaking during a visit to Turkey where she announced

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a ?100 million deal to develop Turkish fighter jets.

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

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Meeting a President used to doing perhaps whatever it

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

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

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to make British concerns about his behaviour clear.

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

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Now it is important that Turkey sustains that democracy

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by maintaining the rule of law and upholding its international

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human rights obligations as the Government has

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

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to host Prime Minister Theresa May here in Turkey.

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We have had a meeting, a working lunch and discussions

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I hope will yield success for both of our countries.

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Just as Theresa May was the first leader to enter

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the Trump White House, she has today become the first

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western leader to come to President Erdogan's golden Palace

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in Ankara high up on the hill since the attempted

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Urging the importance of human rights, though,

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she has shown she was unafraid to speak her mind.

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Having delivered her message on human rights,

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The Prime Minister able to enjoy the parade and appear

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alongside her counterpart to announce a deal where British

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firm BAE will design Turkish fighter jets,

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the start of a partnership that Downing Street hopes

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But questions about her other new friend, President Trump,

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followed her to Turkey after the American leader

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banned some Muslims from entering the country.

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

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Well, the United States is responsible for the United States

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The United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom's

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While marking the past, Theresa May is following her own

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

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are sometimes judged by the company they keep.

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Tributes have been paid to the actor Sir John Hurt,

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He'd been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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

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including the Elephant Man, Alien, and Harry Potter.

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

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John Hurt, as the deranged Roman Emperor Caligula

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Well, of course I ordered no triumphs.

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

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

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

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I wear flamboyant clothes, far more outre than

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He was an unusual actor, instantly recognisable,

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Here, he played the notorious and flamboyant Quentin Crisp.

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People said it was a brave part to take on.

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

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And I said but it's not about homosexuality,

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it's about the tenderness of the individual,

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as opposed to the cruelty of the crowd, really.

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His breakthrough had come in A Man For All Seasons

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

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He earned an Oscar nomination himself for Midnight Express,

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

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

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And another for his performance as the hideously disfigured

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Like Quentin Crisp, Merrick was an outsider

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

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And in a guest appearance in Doctor Who.

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Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that?

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

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quoting lines from a famous Dylan Thomas poem.

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Do not go gentle into that good night.

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Old age should burn and rave at close of day.

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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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

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With all the sport here's Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes

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Serena Williams has become the most successful tennis

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She beat her sister Venus to win the Australian Open,

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

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

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

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

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sentiment in the locker room. Sdmrp

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

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

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eight years since her last. After that initial frustration,

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

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And rediscovering that devastating first serve.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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come. The fourth round of the FA Cup has

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

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

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to avert your attention now. The seven-time winners

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

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

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adventure continues, they're into the last 16

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after beating Championship In the other games, Oxford United

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knocked out Newcastle. Chelsea, Manchester City,

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

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

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in the Scottish Premiership after beating Motherwell 2-0

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

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

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race horses, Many Clouds, died today shortly after winning

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

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

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for the Gold Cup, But he collapsed and

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died moments later. British boxer Lee Selby was close

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

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because his opponent failed Meanwhile, Carl Frampton still tops

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the bill at the boxing spectacular The Northern Irishman

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is defending his WBA World Featherweight belt

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in a re-match with And British snowboarder Katie

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

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

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

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

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

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that also comes a mix of weather

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