11/02/2017 BBC Weekend News


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President Trump says he may rewrite the executive order that attempted

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to ban people from seven mainly Muslim countries from

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The President's initial executive order was, of course,

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overturned by the courts on the grounds it was

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But Donald Trump did say he had still not ruled out an appeal

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to the Supreme Court over the original directive.

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Our correspondent Dan Johnson has this report.

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It was one of his boldest first actions on taking office. After an

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appeals court backed the suspension of Donald Trump's travel ban, he

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vowed he would see his opponents in court. But speaking on airforce one

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the President revealed he's now considering other options. We will

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win that battle. But we also have a lot of other options, including file

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ago brand new order on Monday. Is that the plan? Could very well be, I

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would like to surprise you. We need speed for reasons of security, so,

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it could very well be that we do that. But his tweet this morning

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showed he is still not happy with the judges. Our legal system is

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broken, he wrote. 77% of refugees allowed into the US since the travel

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reprieve hail from the seven suspect countries. So dangerous!

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The original executive order was signed at the end of his frantic

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first week. It immediately brought chaos to

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airport terminals and sparked protests across the country. It

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suspended America's refugee programme and banned travellers from

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seven majority Muslim nations. Exactly how the White House might

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rewrite the order isn't clear, perhaps that's something Donald

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Trump's considering this weekend as he hosts the Japanese Prime Minister

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in Florida. Lawyers would almost certainly have to address the claim

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the ban is unconstitutional in its current form, essentially because it

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discriminates by blocking entry to the US on the grounds of religion.

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As he went for a round of golf, the President reasserted that tough

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immigration controls are crucial to protect America. But for now people

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are free to travel. Dan Johnson, BBC News.

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European Union countries could struggle to maintain a united

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front during Brexit negotiations, according to the President

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Jean-Claude Juncker has told a German radio station

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that the challenge of Britain dealing with each country

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individually will put pressure on the bloc.

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Our political correspondent Chris Mason is here.

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Explain perhaps exactly what he means, what has he said? This is an

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interview he had done with a radio strags to be broadcast tomorrow.

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It's reported what he said within the last hour. What's interesting is

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that inevitably the focus here in the UK on the forthcoming Brexit

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negotiations has been what might the British Government be able to

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achieve or not. What are the hopes and fears? What this interview

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offers an insight into is the hopes and fears on the other side of the

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channel. Here is a key quote. The other countries don't know it yet,

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he says, but the Brits know very well how they can tackle this, they

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could promise country A this and country B and C something else and

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the aim game is there wouldn't be a united European front. That's the

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challenge for the 27 countries, they're part of this bloc that

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requires a certain amount of working together but they all have their own

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individual demands and desires too. Another reminder of the

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unprecedented scale and challenge coming for the UK and the EU as we

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are now weeks away from the Brexit process beginning.

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Thank you. At least six people have been killed

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and more than 20 injured in a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gar,

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the capital of Afghanistan's A car loaded with explosives

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was driven into a group They had been queuing

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to collect their salaries. The Taliban have taken

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responsibility for the attack having Campaigners have delivered

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a petition with around 50,000 signatures to Downing Street calling

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for Theresa May to reopen a scheme The campaign has been led by former

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refugee Lord Dubs. The government this week

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scrapped its plans to re-home thousands of unaccompanied children

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from Syria and other war zones, after the arrival

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of just 150 youngsters. Another 240 pilot whales

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have become stranded in a remote bay in New Zealand

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in what conservationists say is the country's biggest

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beaching for 100 years. The pod is thought to include some

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of the 100 whales who were rescued You might find some

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of the scenes in this report Doing whatever they can to help

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before it's too late. These volunteers have been working

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for many hours trying to keep the whales cool

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as they lie stranded. Some say singing also

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helps to keep them calm but what they really need

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is high tide. Very quickly this tide has

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come racing in and now we are all up to our knees,

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some people are up to their waists in water and we're starting to get

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a bit of floating happening and we're just helping assist

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the whales with their breathing until the water gets deep enough

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so they can swim. This is one of the worst whale

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strandings in New Zealand's history. 400 whales came in to Farewell Spit

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on Thursday, rescuers managed to refloat 100 of them

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but they failed to stop Scientists don't know for sure why

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beaching happenings. Scientists don't know for sure

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why beaching happens. The whales could simply

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have become lost. One theory is that if a single

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whale gets stuck others follow its distress signal but once

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it has happened it can For those ones that restrand

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there is very little chance So we have to euthanise

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those ones there. We do hope that they corral their

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resources and head back out to sea. It's difficult to manage that part

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of it but dealing with the ones that Efforts are stood down overnight

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for safety reasons but the logistics of trying to save these whales

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and then dealing with the aftermath if they can't

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will start again tomorrow. Sport, and in a week when there has

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been renewed speculation over manager Arsene Wenger's future,

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Arsenal have beaten Hull City 2-0 The win came after two

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defeats for Wenger's side. At Arsenal they're united

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in gratitude but divided by faith. Manager Arsene Wenger

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is the dominant figure in their modern history

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but what about the future? Consider the words of a former

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Arsenal striker who met He actually mentioned

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while we were talking last night Wenger's attacking philosophy

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is still clear to say Look at the numbers swarming

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over Hull City here. Alexis Sanchez was

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the important one. After the break Hull

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channelled their protests In their relegation fight

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every chance matters. Hull felt Kieran Gibbs denied them

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a goal-scoring opportunity here. Fired by frustration,

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the Tigers threatened It was important for to us win.

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How the final three months of Arsenal's season pan out may

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determine whether these are supporting words or parting ones.

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Patrick Gearey, BBC News. The second round of Six Nations

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matches are taking place today. Ireland are facing Italy in Rome

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right now, while Wales take on England in less than an hour

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in Cardiff from where we can join Much anticipated match this is going

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to be. Absolutely. The roof may be open but you didn't think it would

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be quiet. We are already warming up and some of the Wales players are

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over there. England players the other side. Dan Biggar warming up,

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by the way, if you were worried about his fitness. It's cold outside

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it's an incentive to come into the stadium early. The six nations is

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played over weeks but you can't start slow. Both teams won their

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opening matches but both need to find more urgency in this game. A

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lot of focus of course on England's Cardiff novices. Ireland started so

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slowly in the Six Nations they lost in Edinburgh. So, a really essential

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for them to come up with something against Italy in Rome. They've been

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on top in that game almost from the start. Scored four tries in the

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first half. It gave them the first ever Six Nations bonus point. One

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result to give you from Cardiff already in the women's Six Nations,

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it finished Wales 0, England 63. If the score is anything like that in

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the men's match they'll be opening the exits, never mind the roof. Of

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course it will be a lot closer. Thank you very much.

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Before we go, a group of tigers in a zoo in China have become

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a tourist and internet sensation because they're so fat.

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The big cats have packed on the pounds over winter,

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but zookeepers say they'll slim down in the summer.

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They're blaming unflattering camera angles for making some

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of the animals so portly but said they would step in and help any

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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News channel.

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