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The government seeks assurances from Washington about how British

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citizens might be affected by the US travel ban.

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

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

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Despite a court order - and protests against the ban -

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the administration has signalled today that it is pressing ahead.

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

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The right of parents to take their children on holiday

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

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

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Theresa May has ordered the Foreign Secretary

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

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administration about how its travel ban on people from seven mainly

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Muslim countries will affect British citizens with dual nationality.

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

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and politicians from different parties have been calling

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

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

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but first, our political correspondent, Eleanor Garnier,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Overnight, a new statement clarifying that the Prime Minister

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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morning, government ministers were publicly criticising the plans. The

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

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wants to see the evidence and understand precisely what the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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relationship is complicated, but as the government presses for British

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

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keep Mr Trump onside. President Trump - and members

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of his administration - have today been defending the scope

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

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

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of refugees and those with US visas Nick Bryant reports

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from New York, where several Protest is becoming a permanent

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

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the demonstrations lasted deep New York has always been the great

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gateway into America. The protesters believe

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the executive order flies Demonstrations took place

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

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the US president. I always knew Donald Trump

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

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a late night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerged

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claiming a victory. As the federal judge temporarily

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blocked part of the executive order. President Trump enacts laws

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and executive orders which are unconstitutional,

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

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this courthouse in Brooklyn has now At the arrivals hall

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at Dallas Airport outside A Muslim woman from Iraq finally

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

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

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

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and others making it through immigration,

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the Department of Homeland Security said it would continue to enforce

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the executive order. Prior to the court ruling,

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President Trump expressed satisfaction about how his ban

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was being implemented. It is working very nicely

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

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in this country for many years. And this morning he

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doubled down on Twitter. "Our country needs extreme borders

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and extreme vetting now. Look at what is happening

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all over Europe and indeed These Syrians thought

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their US visas offered them But this Christian family of eight

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was refused entry at Philadelphia airport and forced to fly

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back to Beirut. TRANSLATION: My son has been

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in America three years, and they did not even

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

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on the plane tickets and seen their American dreams

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

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

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in the fight against IS. Orla Guerin is our Middle

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East correspondent. How does that relationship between

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

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

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

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

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Predictably, we have already had calls from Baghdad for the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you. A US Special Forces raid

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

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has killed at least 14 militants The raid targeted the houses

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of three tribal chiefs The Northern Ireland Secretary

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has criticised the way inquiries are being conducted

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into the Troubles. James Brokenshire said the current

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re-investigations into the conflict were "disproportionately" focused

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

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are facing prosecution for deaths The case of the father

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

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in term time will be considered Jon Platt won an initial

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legal victory last year - on the grounds she attended

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school regularly. A BBC investigation has found that,

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

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or dropped cases against parents. Our Education Editor,

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Branwen Jeffreys, reports. For some angry parents,

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

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

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holiday and you live in somewhere like Suffolk or

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

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got a decision to make. At home on the Isle

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

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

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to school regularly means. If you look up the dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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have noticed parents taking more term time holidays. Councils from

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

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

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on the Isle of Wight has implications for parents across

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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within months. Polls have just closed in France

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in the vote to choose the Socialist Former prime Manuel Valls

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is facing a stern challenge Whoever wins will go

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through to contest the Presidential Jeremy Corbyn has warned his

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Shadow Cabinet that it will be "impossible" for them

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to keep their jobs if they vote against triggering the start

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of the Brexit process. The Labour Leader has

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

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reaches the Commons. Two of his front bench have already

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

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after his last Grand Slam victory - Roger Federer has triumphed

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at the Australian Open He was up against his

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

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18th major trophy - but as Katherine Downes reports,

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

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this, surely, Roger Federer had been out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rafael Nadal is beaten, Nadal's sheer determination

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dragged him and his old An early break for Rafa,

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but Roger fought back with two of his own,

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

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thought was impossible. I would have been happy

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

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

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to accept a draw tonight and share Two unlikely finalists,

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two legends of the sport. Now one familiar champion,

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

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

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of lower league opposition. Watford were beaten at Millwall

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

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

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

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

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to a second half penalty. Belfast boxer Carl Frampton

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apologised to his travelling fans after suffering his first

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professional loss against Frampton lost his WBA featherweight

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

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

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on the BBC News Channel, we are back with the

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late news at 10pm. Now on BBC1 it's time

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for the news where you are.

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