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The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called on President Trump's

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state visit to the UK to be cancelled amid a global outcry

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against his ban on refugees and citizens from several Muslim

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The Prime Minister is facing criticism for not condemning

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the controversial US ban more quickly, but has now said action

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will be taken if British nationals are affected.

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Overnight, a US court ruled to stop deportations of those affected -

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we'll have more on that in a moment, but first our political

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correspondent Susanna Mendonca reports on growing row.

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correspondent Susanna Mendonca reports on the growing row.

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Protests have spread across America's airports

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ever since Donald Trump's travel ban came into force.

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At the time, Theresa May was in Turkey for trade talks,

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where she failed to criticise the ban, when asked

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Well, the United States is responsible for the

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The United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom's

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Hours after landing back in Britain, Number Ten issued a

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statement, insisting the Prime Minister did not agree with this

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It added that if there is any impact on UK nationals, then clearly,

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"We will make representations to the US Government."

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The British Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah is worried he could be

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one of those affected, as he was born in Somalia and lives

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He described the US policy as coming from a place of ignorance

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and prejudice and one of Theresa May's very own MPs,

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who was born in Iraq, has been told he would be affected.

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How does it make you feel that Donald Trump doesn't want

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Gosh, I don't think I've felt discriminated against,

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probably since little school when kids were very cruel,

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as a young boy coming from Iraq or Kurdish origin.

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For the first time in my life, last night, I felt discriminated against,

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The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has now

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criticised the travel ban on seven merely Muslim countries

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and wrong and a petition calling for Donald Trump not to be invited

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for a state visit to the UK has picked up pace, gaining enough

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signatures to be considered for a debate in Parliament.

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I'm not happy with him coming here until that ban

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Because, look at what is happening with those countries,

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effect of this on the rest of the world?

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But Ukip's Nigel Farage has defended the US President.

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He said Mr Trump agreed with democracy and was doing

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what the voters who backed him wanted him to do.

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He was elected to say he would do everything

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America from infiltration by Isis terrorists.

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Now, you know, there are seven countries on that list.

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In America, the opposition continues, with families being kept

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For the British Government, it's perhaps a sign of the challenges

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ahead of trying to maintain a special relationship

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with a president who has some very different views to the UK.

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This morning, President Trump stood by his decision

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He tweeted that America needed strong borders and extreme

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His comments come after chaos at airports yesterday

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when travellers with legal visas were turned away,

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Outside this New York courthouse, they chanted,

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They were waiting for these lawyers to emerge after fighting for two

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Iraqi men held on arrival into the US despite

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It's a case which challenges President Trump's authority.

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The judge, in a nutshell, saw through what the Government

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was doing and gave us what we wanted, which was to block

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the Trump order and not allow the Government to remove anybody

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who has come and is caught up in the order nationwide,

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The ruling will be reviewed next month and there's no direct

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directive about what should happen now to the dozens

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detained at airports across the country.

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At Chicago's O'Hare Airport, the authorities released 17

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migrants they have detained, but for them and thousands

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of others, the freedom to come and go from the US freely

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And that's a concern for major US companies which have brought

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in talent from the seven countries hit by the order.

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Google says more than 100 of its employees have been affected

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and it is trying to bring back those travelling abroad.

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Donald Trump, though, is holding firm.

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In a tweet this morning, he said, "Our country needs strong borders

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Look what's happening all over Europe and indeed

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And he got tweeted support from the leader of the Dutch freedom

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"It's the only way to stay safe and free."

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But the countries included in the Trump order are reeling.

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Iran's Foreign Minister asked the Swiss ambassador

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to convey a message that it was against human

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And in Iraq, an American ally, there is confusion.

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This Kurdish family was prevented from boarding

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If someone says it and it's effective immediately,

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It's just like Saddam Hussein's decisions!

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President Trump seemed very confident about this policy

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when he signed it yesterday, but the ink is barely dry and it's

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already causing a furious debate in America and around the world.

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The Northern Ireland Secretary has criticised the way

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inquiries are being conducted into the Troubles.

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James Brokenshire said the current re-investigations into the conflict

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were disproportionately focused on the police and the army.

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A number of former soldiers are facing prosecution for deaths

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Jeremy Corbyn has warned his Shadow Cabinet that it will be

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impossible for them to keep their jobs if they vote

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against triggering the start of the Brexit process.

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The Labour leader has ordered his party's MPs

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to support the bill when it reaches the Commons.

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Two of his front bench have already resigned over the issue.

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Living standards are set to fall this year, according to a report

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The Resolution Foundation said the UK had experienced a "mini-boom"

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from 2014 to the beginning of last year.

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But it predicts rising prices and stagnating wages would now put

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Our Business Correspondent Joe Lynam reports.

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It may not feel like it for some of us, but we've enjoyed

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a mini-boom in living standards over the past two-and-a-half years.

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That's thanks to low inflation, low interest rates and growing

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employment levels, but that's set to end, according to a think-tank.

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The Resolution Foundation's annual living standards audit

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says the weaker pound will reduce our spending power,

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especially among low earners, and employers won't be able

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to increase wages as fast, while employment levels will slow

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There's things the Government can do.

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But they can't deal with inflation, the Government, but they can deal

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with trying to get even more people into work and obviously

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if the Chancellor solves some problems around productivity,

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The Government said that the UK, under Theresa May had the fastest

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growing economy in the G7 and it was determined to build

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an economy that worked for all, but the Government's

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own official forecaster expects the economy to weaken somewhat this

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year and that could leave many of us a little bit poorer.

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Polls have opened in France where the socialist party

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is choosing its candidate for April's presidential election.

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Manuel Valls, a former Prime Minister,

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The party faces a tough battle from France's right wing.

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At 35 years old, and five years after his last Grand Slam victory,

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Roger Federer has triumphed at the Australian Open

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He was up against his old adversary, Rafa Nadal.

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It's the Swiss player's 18th Major trophy,

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but as Tim Hague reports, it didn't come without a battle.

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Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, a match-up made in tennis heaven

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and a final no one could have predicted, yet everyone

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And this, with 31 majors between them, lived up to expectations.

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Back and forth, like two prized fighters.

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Federer struck the first blow, but Nadal, like his opponent,

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Relentless and ruthless in equal measure, and this match was level.

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The 17-time grand slam champion produced some scintillating

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stuff in the third set, taking on Nadal and

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In the bullring and taking the set by the horns.

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It meant we inevitably went to a fifth and final decider.

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There were so many break points, three of them executed,

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An 18th grand slam title for a 35-year-old many

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After this, it would be hard to disagree.

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You can see more on all of today's stories on the BBC News Channel.

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The next news on BBC One is at five minutes past six.

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Hello once again. I'm sure some of you will be thinking that's a highly

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inappropriate sphere but in a couple of days many of you will be looking

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