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The government seeks assurances from Washington about how British


citizens might be affected by the US travel ban.


The order from President Trump came hours after he met Theresa May


at the White House - now there are calls for his state


Despite a court order - and protests against the ban -


the administration has signalled today that it is pressing ahead.


We'll be looking at the reaction here - and around the world.


The right of parents to take their children on holiday


in term time faces a new legal test - this time in the Supreme Court.


And Roger Federer is back - winning an 18th Grand Slam title.


Theresa May has ordered the Foreign Secretary


and the Home Secretary to try and obtain assurances from the Trump


administration about how its travel ban on people from seven mainly


Muslim countries will affect British citizens with dual nationality.


Sir Mo Farah is among those who fear they'll be affected,


and politicians from different parties have been calling


for President Trump's invitation to pay a state visit to Britain


We'll have the latest from the United States in a moment -


but first, our political correspondent, Eleanor Garnier,


New leaders and new friends. It was all going so well. Then just hours


after Theresa May left Washington, Donald Trump enacted one of what


many think is the most extreme of his campaign policies. By then, the


Prime Minister was in Turkey for trade talks, where she avoided


condemning President's travel ban. The United States is responsible for


their policy on refugees. The UK is responsible for their own policy.


Overnight, a new statement clarifying that the Prime Minister


did not agree with this kind of approach. But some, like British


Olympians Sir Mo Farah, still worried. He was born in Somalia but


lives in America. He said he was deeply troubled to have to tell his


children that he might not be able to come home. And one of Theresa


May's own MPs, born in Iraq, says he will also be affected. For the first


time in my life, last night, I felt discriminated against. It is


demeaning, but I'm a successful man and a politician. It's the people


who don't have the platform that I have who could get stuck in an


airport for hours and hours. They are British citizens. By this


morning, government ministers were publicly criticising the plans. The


Prime Minister is not a shoot from the hip type of politician. She


wants to see the evidence and understand precisely what the


implications are. There's always pressure to respond within a new


cycle. The important thing is, we say we disagree with it. Friends can


be candid with each other, that is what the Prime Minister said before


her trip to the States. It now seems that's a lot easier in theory than


in practice. Having failed to live up to her own words once, there is


now criticism she is not living up to her own strategy. There are calls


for Donald Trump 's state visit this year to be cancelled. I'm not happy


for him coming here until it is lifted. Look at those countries.


What will the long-term effect be for the rest of the world? This


relationship is complicated, but as the government presses for British


exemption from the travel ban, Mrs May will hope she's done enough to


keep Mr Trump onside. President Trump - and members


of his administration - have today been defending the scope


of the ban, with some suggestions But there are legal challenges


to the ban, and one judge ruled to suspend the deportation


of refugees and those with US visas Nick Bryant reports


from New York, where several Protest is becoming a permanent


feature of the Trump presidency. And at JFK Airport last night


the demonstrations lasted deep New York has always been the great


gateway into America. The protesters believe


the executive order flies Demonstrations took place


across the country, these are scenes in Boston as a US senator defied


the US president. I always knew Donald Trump


would be bad, but not this At this courthouse in Brooklyn came


a late night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerged


claiming a victory. As the federal judge temporarily


blocked part of the executive order. President Trump enacts laws


and executive orders which are unconstitutional,


and illegal, and the courts are What started as a protest outside


this courthouse in Brooklyn has now At the arrivals hall


at Dallas Airport outside A Muslim woman from Iraq finally


making it back into the country. All of a sudden I get a call telling


me they are detaining my wife who is a green card holder,


legal resident in this country. But, despite the court ruling


and others making it through immigration,


the Department of Homeland Security said it would continue to enforce


the executive order. Prior to the court ruling,


President Trump expressed satisfaction about how his ban


was being implemented. It is working very nicely


and we are going to have a very very strict ban which we should have had


in this country for many years. And this morning he


doubled down on Twitter. "Our country needs extreme borders


and extreme vetting now. Look at what is happening


all over Europe and indeed These Syrians thought


their US visas offered them But this Christian family of eight


was refused entry at Philadelphia airport and forced to fly


back to Beirut. TRANSLATION: My son has been


in America three years, and they did not even


let me call him. They'd spent all their money


on the plane tickets and seen their American dreams


eradicated with the stroke of a pen. So we've just seen there that one


of the countries affected is Iraq - one of the US's closest allies


in the fight against IS. Orla Guerin is our Middle


East correspondent. How does that relationship between


the two countries square with the scope of this band? We've seen that


President Trump isn't afraid to trample on sensitive alliances. The


ally in this case is a key partner in the battle against the so-called


Islamic State. President Trump says that's one of his top priorities.


Predictably, we have already had calls from Baghdad for the


government there to respond. The Imps when shall Schar cleric has


said that Americans should now have to leave Iraq. There are about 5000


US troops on the ground there, playing a very important role,


largely assisting and advising the Iraqis in this battle against bias.


At this stage, we don't know what action the Iraqi government might be


willing to take, but it will face domestic pressure on this. For both


countries, there's a lot at stake. For individual Iraqis, they are


already falling victim to these policies. We spoke to a man who


should been beginning a new life this weekend in the US, and instead


he was turned around here at Cairo. He said he had put his life on the


line, and after all of that, Donald Trump had destroyed his dreams.


Thank you. A US Special Forces raid


against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, authorised by President Trump,


has killed at least 14 militants The raid targeted the houses


of three tribal chiefs The Northern Ireland Secretary


has criticised the way inquiries are being conducted


into the Troubles. James Brokenshire said the current


re-investigations into the conflict were "disproportionately" focused


on the police and the army. A number of former soldiers


are facing prosecution for deaths The case of the father


who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday


in term time will be considered Jon Platt won an initial


legal victory last year - on the grounds she attended


school regularly. A BBC investigation has found that,


as a result, councils in England have changed their policies,


or dropped cases against parents. Our Education Editor,


Branwen Jeffreys, reports. For some angry parents,


Jon Platt is a bit of a hero. Dozens get in touch with him


every day about term You take a child on a five-day


holiday and you live in somewhere like Suffolk or


Swindon, they are going to send you a truancy penalty and then you have


got a decision to make. At home on the Isle


of Wight, he told me he has no regrets was after taking his


daughter on holiday, she had 90% The legal row is about what is going


to school regularly means. If you look up the dictionary


definition of regularly, because that is what this is all about, what


it means to attend school regularly, the dictionary says "Often". They


are taking that word to mean 100%. What about teachers who are having


to teach children to get them through their exams, and are having


to say that every single week there could be a child missing, with term


time holidays. There will often the kids off sick. The issue is blown


out of proportion because, for every child, who misses a day because of a


term time holiday, there are 12 days missed because of illness. The cost


of holidays outside of term time is a worry for lots of families. 35


councils say they have changed their policy since the judgment. Five more


are reviewing their heirs. 28 have dropped cases against parents. 22


have noticed parents taking more term time holidays. Councils from


the Isle of Wight to the North of England have different policies.


Some issue thousands of fines. Others almost none. One battle here


on the Isle of Wight has implications for parents across


England. It has drawn a line in the sand with, on the one hand, the


government insisting that every day missed matters, and on the other,


parents furious about the cost of paying for holidays. Ministers say


exam results shaped children's futures and missing even a few days


makes a clear difference. Many headteachers agree. It does matter.


It does make a difference. We look at our students, and any student who


has attendance below 95%, we can track the fact that their progress


isn't as good as it should be. It's not just about one the father. His


case could have a big impact. The Supreme Court will reach a decision


within months. Polls have just closed in France


in the vote to choose the Socialist Former prime Manuel Valls


is facing a stern challenge Whoever wins will go


through to contest the Presidential Jeremy Corbyn has warned his


Shadow Cabinet that it will be "impossible" for them


to keep their jobs if they vote against triggering the start


of the Brexit process. The Labour Leader has


ordered his party's MPs to support the Bill when it


reaches the Commons. Two of his front bench have already


resigned over the issue. At 35 years old - and five years


after his last Grand Slam victory - Roger Federer has triumphed


at the Australian Open He was up against his


old adversary - Rafa Nadal. It's the Swiss player's


18th major trophy - but as Katherine Downes reports,


it didn't come without a battle. Of all his titles and trophies,


this, surely, Roger Federer had been out


of tennis for six months, but he battled his way to the final


of the Australian Open once again, and once again the man at the other


side of the net was Rafael Nadal. An old rivalry reignited,


and Federer rolled back the years, Nadal himself was an unlikely


finalist, also on the comeback With sweat and grit, Nadal


was level, the second set secured. For a while it looked like he'd


given all he had, while Federer But just when you think


Rafael Nadal is beaten, Nadal's sheer determination


dragged him and his old An early break for Rafa,


but Roger fought back with two of his own,


and in the end, just the finest of margins confirmed what he'd


thought was impossible. I would have been happy


to lose too, to be honest. There's no draws, but if there


was going to be one, I would have been very happy


to accept a draw tonight and share Two unlikely finalists,


two legends of the sport. Now one familiar champion,


and a trophy he thought In the FA Cup 4th round today,


two more Premier League sides have been knocked out at the hands


of lower league opposition. Watford were beaten at Millwall


and Hull lost at Fulham but the giant killing of the day


was at Sutton United. The non-league side knocked out


former FA Cup Winners Leeds - who sit 83 places above them


in the football pyramid. Sutton won 1-0, thanks


to a second half penalty. Belfast boxer Carl Frampton


apologised to his travelling fans after suffering his first


professional loss against Frampton lost his WBA featherweight


title to the Mexican fighter Both boxers say they're interested


in arranging another re-match - There's more throughout the evening


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