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President Trump's second travel ban is blocked by the US courts. The


White House say they are not done yet. We will fight this and take our


case as far as it needs to go, including all the way to the Supreme


Court. An explosion amount and provide a terrifying moment for


those caught in it, including a BBC camera crew. And it was road trip


streamed live for all to see. We speak to the West Congressman's


jumps in the car for quite an adventure complete with snacks.


Welcome to world news America. It was quite a day here in Washington


as duelling stories fought for the lead. First there was a fallout from


two cause blocking the President's vice travel ban from taking effect


and then came the White House Budget which laid out his priorities for


the year ahead and what is on the chopping block and to top it off,


the Senate intelligence committee said in a statement there was no


indication that Trump Towers was the subject of surveillance of the


current president has claimed. Our north American editor followed it


all for us. Saint Patrick's Day is being


celebrated, but all water does not seem to be enjoying the luck as the


-- of the Irish. Last night, the president gave an interview in which


he stood by the claim. Wiretap covers a lot of things. I think you


will find some interesting items coming to the forefront over the


next fortnight. Today, the Senate intelligence committee flatly


contradicted him. Based on the information available to us, we see


no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any


element of the United States Government, either before or after


election day 2016. And last night in Nashville,


Tennessee, with just hours to go before his second attempt at a


travel ban was to come into effect, bad news. A judge in Hawaii blocked


the measure again and the frustrated Mr Trump let rip. We will fight this


terrible ruling and take our case as far as it needs to go, including all


the way to the Supreme Court. We are going to win, we are going to keep


our citizens safe. The Banff on the six mainly Muslim countries are


strong support among the people who cheered the president to the rafters


last night. The governing in America requires you to work within the


checks and balances of the US Constitution and then may be similar


battles to come over the President's Budget which was unveiled today. It


proposes a big boost to spending for the Armed Forces and border


security. But major cuts to overseas aid and the environment and the


Democrats say domestic programmes which help the most vulnerable. He


throws billions at defence while ransacking America's investment and


jobs, education innovation, clean energy and life-saving medical


research. It will lead our nation we can. No one can accuse President


Trump of not being Tuesday's election promises. But turning an


easy campaign pledge into something more concrete is turning out to be


extremely difficult. His most eye-catching proposals are stuck in


thick, judicial and legislative mode. -- mud. I spoke earlier with


the associate editor... How does President Trump get the travel ban


which is now the block for the second time out of the mud? It is a


quandary for them. They hope this one would pass legal muster and we


saw before it even took effect at midnight a judge blocking it, so it


is a big blow to them and back to the drawing board to see how they


can fight this in the courts. If it does ultimately go to the Supreme


Court, it is interesting the judges that ruled last night and today,


they were using the administration's own words against them? Yes, so as


not even the text of the original travel bag but the media reports --


the original travel ban. Those judges have used all of that


peripheral commentary to explain their decisions. If we turn to the


claim of a president that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the


election by his predecessor, today we have the Senate intelligence


committee said they do not see any indications about that following


from the house intelligence committee. Where does the president


now have to go with his claim? We saw them pushing back and saying


there are multiple examples of wiretapping. The really, there's


some equivocation, because it is clear the President's tweeds earlier


this month accusing President Obama of literally wiretapping Trump


Tower, he has since walked away from that claim, but does not want to


admit they were wrong and so we will see where it goes from here. But the


Senate and house panels agree they've seen no evidence from that


and we are still waiting to see evidence from the White House. Seems


like a self-inflicted wound. What is it into the President's political


Capital One is transpersonal health care? The a lot of pressure on the


White House for health care reform and any distraction might be good


for them because they're so much pressure. But the wiretapping is not


good for them. The unveiling of the Budget today, what does that tell us


about the administration's priorities? As we saw today, it was


described as an America first Budget and trying to stay close to what the


president proposed throughout the campaign. It brings a lot of deep


cuts to a lot of major departments. That translates into billions of


dollars that they would like to see taken out of his federal agencies.


At the same time, lawmakers traditionally propose their own


Budget and is usually just serves as a guidance for lawmakers to signal


the Republicans come out and say they are not going with it. Thank


you. As we just, that Budget proposes major cuts to the


Environmental Protection Agency. It put a spotlight on administration's


controversial approach to climate change. The southern coast of


Florida has long been America's playground. The destination for


millions of tourists each year. The waterfront home of some of the most


prized real estate in the country. But the Sunshine State has become a


gorgeous front line in the fight against global warming. Rising sea


waters and recurring flooding risks turning Miami Beach into a modern


day at Atlantis, a city submerged by water. Even on sunny days, it can


get inundated because of seasonal tides bring in the oceans are


people's doorsteps. So much of it now is a construction site. The city


's building pumping stations are raising roads. Miami Beach will


disappear. We don't sell that all these people building new houses and


apartments legs they do not want to hear it. They are in denial. This


local resident gave us a tour of the newly built flood defences which


scientists fear will be obsolete in just a few decades. The US on the


project levels could rise at five feet by the end of this century, but


America's new Commander in Chief is a climate change denier. Our


so-called president thinks it is a Chinese hoax. I can't believe it. I


live right in the middle of climate change every day. We also affected


here. How dare the leader of this great country say does not exist? It


is impossible to get me thinking this way. And the people around him


cannot be thinking this way. Just up the coast to the President's luxury


mansion. Because of the Winter White House, but it is also a climate


change at ground zero. Donald Trump has repeatedly rejected the science


of climate change. Even though it is estimated that over the coming


decades, rising sea waters could inundate a quarter of his very own


luxury Estates. Florida went for Donald Trump at the election and


just 25% of those who vote him believe climate change is caused by


human activity. Supporters like Barbara Grossman agree 100% with the


president. The sea level is so minute it can't even count. When you


go to Miami Beach, they are being flooded regularly. Well, maybe it's


thinking with all those high risers. That is my guess, but what do I


know? I do think it has anything to do with climate change. -- I do not


think. Miami ranks second in assets and the water level they are rising


and nearly ten times the average worldwide rate. The politics of


climate change in America is by no means as clear-cut as the science.


Florida demonstrates that you can deny its very existence and still


reach the White House. Even the winter White House is at risk from


rising sea levels. Well, from the environment or diplomacy, US


Secretary of State Rex Tillotson is currently on a tour of Asia. He


declare that 20 years of diplomacy has failed to get North Korea to


scrap its nuclear programme. In Japan, he said a new approach in


tackling it is needed but has not specify what that may be. -- has not


specified what that may be. These sorts of international meetings


between diplomats are usually pretty anodyne. Anything interesting is


only said one of the cameras are kicked out. But at his press


conference today, Rex Tillotson was refreshingly blunt in his assessment


of attempts to stop North Korea from getting nuclear weapons. Is


important to recognise that the diplomatic and other efforts of the


past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearisation have


failed. We have 20 years of failed approach. Rex Tillotson is white --


right. 20 years ago they had no nuclear weapons today, it has a


whole family of missiles, including one may be capable of hitting


Alaska. More worrying still, it has carried out five nuclear test and be


on the cause of a nuclear warhead to put on those missiles. The question


remains, what can be done to stop them? Last month, North Korea


launched this, it's most advanced missile to date, capable of being


fired without warning. The country's young dictator appears utterly


undeterred by the threat of more sanctions. But his ever more


spectacular missile test are destabilising this region. This


week, South Korea began allowing the US to deploy this. It's most


advanced anti-missile system. In Japan, the Prime Minister knows his


country is equally vulnerable. He may soon be asking his US ally to do


the same here. Blood speak in their honour North Korea from the new


administration. In other news now from around the world, is suspected


letter bomb was exploded at the headquarters of the International


monetary fund in Paris, injuring one person. The police said the device


was how we made and delivered through regular mail. It comes after


a parcel bomb addressed to the German finance minister was


intercepted by officials. A Greek far left group claimed it sent the


German device. At least eight people have been injured in a shooting at a


school in the southern French town of Grasse. The attackers of report


is being involved in a dispute with a headmaster. It is not being


treated as a terror attack. A 17-year-old student has been


arrested. But's Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a call from


a second referendum on Scottish independence saying now is not the


time. Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second vote to be held between


autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The Prime Minister said the whole of the


UK should focus on its relationship with the EU. An organisation has


agreed to donate more than 400,000 hectares of land to chilly. The


Croatian national parks in Patagonia.


It was a narrow escape for tourists on Mount Etna when it unexpectedly


erupted. Molten rock shot 200 feet into the ad caused a shower of


debris. It is the third time in just under three weeks that Etna has


erupted. I was with a BBC crew filming a lava flow from a recent


spate of volcanic activity. But the lava mixed with some snow causing


other day small explosion... Then a larger one. It pelted as with rocks,


boulders and steam. Everyone ran, trying to reach the snowmobile. And


get safety. -- and to get to safety. But some were cut, burned and


bruised. And a guide so a dislocated shoulder. A vulcanologist said it


was the worst incident he had experienced during his career and we


were lucky that no one was left with serious injuries. You're watching


BBC World News America. Still to come... What you get when two


Congressmen from opposing parties hit the open road? Thanks to a


snowstorm, all of America found out. Susan Gravano did not have an easier


time following a passion of other planets. Grimsby Kenya, the country


as few as travellers and funny telescope was almost impossible.


Now, having achieved the gym are becoming an astronomer, Susan


dedicates her life to be three youngsters to reach the stars. Talks


signs can be used, I believe, as a school bus ride to school for


sustainable development may need to get scientists from within Kenya and


I was the reason why I've felt it was important go back to school 's


to target children as young as four years and to keep them questioning.


My name is Susan, I am an astronomer and I do a story meow reach. I was


never really interested in astronomical but I always loved


science and maths. But when I was doing this I joined a group of us on


us and we went to schools and we taught basic sciences. I was taken


back to my days in school and I wish that someone had,, or a group, and


talked me about science. I want to give kids the opportunity I mist. --


that I mist. -- that I missed. But in time I got to learn a lot and to


meet different people and to study strongly -- Astra


from sailors to socialite. Whether you are a fine or not, that it was


left an indelible mark on many cultures. Our arts editor when to


take a look. Tattoo was all the rage nowadays. There is more choice than


ever. Back in the late 1970s, this tattoo


is made his living that doing punk rockers. Now he's taking part in a


museum exhibition celebrating his artform. The perception as change,


because there is so much fantastic artwork out there. There is every


genre and subjects covered now, there's so much beautiful stuff.


There is not the stigma like they used to be attached to it. It is


this shift in the perception that the exhibition charts as well as


taking what the curators feel our common misconceptions. We start with


the spelling the myth that Captain Cook brought tattoo ink back to


Britain. It is people have been having tattoo was for hundreds of


years, we see evidence of that in the pilgrim tattoo was that people


were going to have in the Middle East were going to have in the


Middle East whenever going on pilgrimages in the 16 's. This is


one of my favourite parts of the exhibition. We are trying to


challenge the idea that that it is gender or class specific.


It must've been hard to tattoo and it was predominantly a man's world


even in the 20s and 30s. But her art is so beautiful and has a feminine


quality to it. The exhibition finishes with 100 hands. It is a


snapshot of what is happening in Britain and I think it shows the


diversity, but also the true beauty and artistic quality of tattoo art


nowadays. Not everybody would agree with that, tattoo is still


contentious. Some see them as a symbol of moral decline, which this


is a division seeks to altar by presenting them as an exhibition of


artistic sensibility. Mine was not a real tattoo, of course, and he said


if I just rub it with this, it will come... Now to the road trip which


reached across the political divide. When tee-macro Congressman from


Texas, a Republican and Democrat had their travel plans ruined by this


week's blizzard, they jumped in a car together and drove 16 and miles


to the nation's capital. It was streamed live and gained quite a


following. Fresh from their trip, they spoke to our reporter. Just


days ago, these men were mere acquaintances, political rivals.


This road trip as a result of the bipartisan relationship. Part of the


drama of this was will we get there in time, we only have 36 hours and


two, will we get along with each other? They drove through the night,


catching the attention of a divided nation. I need to sleep, but I can't


turn this off. They live stream that their debate, taking questions on


health care, border control, the threat of terrorism, a town hall on


wheels. There were singalongs... And donors. A whole lot of doughnuts.


They also took the deeds, including to the gates Graceland. When you see


there is a Congressman and has a lot of interesting things about music or


someone who likes to eat doughnuts. I'm not a big doughnut eater really,


I just like... This is the high-tech map I worked last night. I'm


supposed to be the cyber security guy we could not work the camera


properly or the speaker. I think that kind of humanised the entire


institution. As they raced to Washington, DC, thousands tuned and


phoned every travel advice to help them make it in time for the vote in


Congress. I'm still disappointed you thought we wouldn't get here on


time. Everybody, we made it! We have plenty of time. No, we did not. But


can this burgeoning partnership work in Washington? Don't be afraid to


reach and go beyond what you've always talked about and what we


think about is eight Democrat or a Republican and America will reward


you for that. The bipartisan relationship there.


Made it be able to change the culture here in Washington. Thank


you for


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