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President Trump says he may rewrite the executive order that attempted
to ban people from seven mainly Muslim countries from
The President's initial executive order was, of course,
overturned by the courts on the grounds it was
But Donald Trump did say he had still not ruled out an appeal
to the Supreme Court over the original directive.
Our correspondent Dan Johnson has this report.
It was one of his boldest first actions on taking office. After an
appeals court backed the suspension of Donald Trump's travel ban, he
vowed he would see his opponents in court. But speaking on airforce one
the President revealed he's now considering other options. We will
win that battle. But we also have a lot of other options, including file
ago brand new order on Monday. Is that the plan? Could very well be, I
would like to surprise you. We need speed for reasons of security, so,
it could very well be that we do that. But his tweet this morning
showed he is still not happy with the judges. Our legal system is
broken, he wrote. 77% of refugees allowed into the US since the travel
reprieve hail from the seven suspect countries. So dangerous!
The original executive order was signed at the end of his frantic
first week. It immediately brought chaos to
airport terminals and sparked protests across the country. It
suspended America's refugee programme and banned travellers from
seven majority Muslim nations. Exactly how the White House might
rewrite the order isn't clear, perhaps that's something Donald
Trump's considering this weekend as he hosts the Japanese Prime Minister
in Florida. Lawyers would almost certainly have to address the claim
the ban is unconstitutional in its current form, essentially because it
discriminates by blocking entry to the US on the grounds of religion.
As he went for a round of golf, the President reasserted that tough
immigration controls are crucial to protect America. But for now people
are free to travel. Dan Johnson, BBC News.
European Union countries could struggle to maintain a united
front during Brexit negotiations, according to the President
Jean-Claude Juncker has told a German radio station
that the challenge of Britain dealing with each country
individually will put pressure on the bloc.
Our political correspondent Chris Mason is here.
Explain perhaps exactly what he means, what has he said? This is an
interview he had done with a radio strags to be broadcast tomorrow.
It's reported what he said within the last hour. What's interesting is
that inevitably the focus here in the UK on the forthcoming Brexit
negotiations has been what might the British Government be able to
achieve or not. What are the hopes and fears? What this interview
offers an insight into is the hopes and fears on the other side of the
channel. Here is a key quote. The other countries don't know it yet,
he says, but the Brits know very well how they can tackle this, they
could promise country A this and country B and C something else and
the aim game is there wouldn't be a united European front. That's the
challenge for the 27 countries, they're part of this bloc that
requires a certain amount of working together but they all have their own
individual demands and desires too. Another reminder of the
unprecedented scale and challenge coming for the UK and the EU as we
are now weeks away from the Brexit process beginning.
Thank you. At least six people have been killed
and more than 20 injured in a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gar,
the capital of Afghanistan's A car loaded with explosives
was driven into a group They had been queuing
to collect their salaries. The Taliban have taken
responsibility for the attack having Campaigners have delivered
a petition with around 50,000 signatures to Downing Street calling
for Theresa May to reopen a scheme The campaign has been led by former
refugee Lord Dubs. The government this week
scrapped its plans to re-home thousands of unaccompanied children
from Syria and other war zones, after the arrival
of just 150 youngsters. Another 240 pilot whales
have become stranded in a remote bay in New Zealand
in what conservationists say is the country's biggest
beaching for 100 years. The pod is thought to include some
of the 100 whales who were rescued You might find some
of the scenes in this report Doing whatever they can to help
before it's too late. These volunteers have been working
for many hours trying to keep the whales cool
as they lie stranded. Some say singing also
helps to keep them calm but what they really need
is high tide. Very quickly this tide has
come racing in and now we are all up to our knees,
some people are up to their waists in water and we're starting to get
a bit of floating happening and we're just helping assist
the whales with their breathing until the water gets deep enough
so they can swim. This is one of the worst whale
strandings in New Zealand's history. 400 whales came in to Farewell Spit
on Thursday, rescuers managed to refloat 100 of them
but they failed to stop Scientists don't know for sure why
beaching happenings. Scientists don't know for sure
why beaching happens. The whales could simply
have become lost. One theory is that if a single
whale gets stuck others follow its distress signal but once
it has happened it can For those ones that restrand
there is very little chance So we have to euthanise
those ones there. We do hope that they corral their
resources and head back out to sea. It's difficult to manage that part
of it but dealing with the ones that Efforts are stood down overnight
for safety reasons but the logistics of trying to save these whales
and then dealing with the aftermath if they can't
will start again tomorrow. Sport, and in a week when there has
been renewed speculation over manager Arsene Wenger's future,
Arsenal have beaten Hull City 2-0 The win came after two
defeats for Wenger's side. At Arsenal they're united
in gratitude but divided by faith. Manager Arsene Wenger
is the dominant figure in their modern history
but what about the future? Consider the words of a former
Arsenal striker who met He actually mentioned
while we were talking last night Wenger's attacking philosophy
is still clear to say Look at the numbers swarming
over Hull City here. Alexis Sanchez was
the important one. After the break Hull
channelled their protests In their relegation fight
every chance matters. Hull felt Kieran Gibbs denied them
a goal-scoring opportunity here. Fired by frustration,
the Tigers threatened It was important for to us win.
How the final three months of Arsenal's season pan out may
determine whether these are supporting words or parting ones.
Patrick Gearey, BBC News. The second round of Six Nations
matches are taking place today. Ireland are facing Italy in Rome
right now, while Wales take on England in less than an hour
in Cardiff from where we can join Much anticipated match this is going
to be. Absolutely. The roof may be open but you didn't think it would
be quiet. We are already warming up and some of the Wales players are
over there. England players the other side. Dan Biggar warming up,
by the way, if you were worried about his fitness. It's cold outside
it's an incentive to come into the stadium early. The six nations is
played over weeks but you can't start slow. Both teams won their
opening matches but both need to find more urgency in this game. A
lot of focus of course on England's Cardiff novices. Ireland started so
slowly in the Six Nations they lost in Edinburgh. So, a really essential
for them to come up with something against Italy in Rome. They've been
on top in that game almost from the start. Scored four tries in the
first half. It gave them the first ever Six Nations bonus point. One
result to give you from Cardiff already in the women's Six Nations,
it finished Wales 0, England 63. If the score is anything like that in
the men's match they'll be opening the exits, never mind the roof. Of
course it will be a lot closer. Thank you very much.
Before we go, a group of tigers in a zoo in China have become
a tourist and internet sensation because they're so fat.
The big cats have packed on the pounds over winter,
but zookeepers say they'll slim down in the summer.
They're blaming unflattering camera angles for making some
of the animals so portly but said they would step in and help any
There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News channel.