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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins, this is Outside Source.


Let's look through some of the main stories here in the BBC Newsroom.


Kellyanne Conway promoted the clothing range of


the President's daughter in a live interview - something federal


We still wait for a court ruling on Mr Trump's travel ban.


I've a report from Montana, focusing on those who support it.


Those people need to understand that the women of Montana at an too. --


at armed. There have been more revelations


from the UN about the treatment of the minority muslim


community in Myanmar. If you haven't seen downhill


skateboarding before, you'll want to stick


around for this! There's a poll out by


Morning Consult and Politico The poll of more than 2,000


registered voters found 55% support the ban,


38% oppose it. The state of Montana is home to one


of the biggest anti-immigration That's despite the fact the state


has resettled less than 20 refugee The BBC's Aleem Maqbool


went to find out why. I believe that what we've


seen with our President This is a man who


couldn't be happier. He is heavily involved in local


politics, and he's a preacher. His Christian compassion, though,


does not extend to those he feels If they come among us


and then try to enact If groups of radical Islamic people


begin to show up who will eventually attempt to harm our women,


those militant people need to understand that the women


of Montana are armed. He says those who are protesting


against Donald Trump's immigration policies do not represent


the real America. This is a local rally


in support of the refugees. Not a bad turnout for a weekday


lunchtime in the snow. But these are certainly not


the loudest voices on this issue The state has one of the most


high-profile anti-immigrant campaigns and, before the election,


had one of the biggest anti-refugee The anger for many is directed


mainly at Muslims, something local


politicians are tapping into - After days of debate,


the state Senate has just passed a bill to say Sharia law


can't be applied in Montana. This woman and her family arrived


here just a couple of months ago. They fled Eritrea with no choice


about where the UN sent them. After more than four years


of vetting, they landed in Montana - nervous, shy about


talking on camera, and to this storm


of anti-immigrant sentiment. What's striking in Montana


is all the focus on immigration is happening in an entire state


the size of Germany with a population of just 1 million,


where fewer than 20 refugee families have been resettled


since the mid-90s. But as far as many here


and across America are concerned, there is simply no room


for the immigrants, to whom the door


should be firmly shut. If you want on demand coverage of


the Trump administration, you can get it from the BBC News app.


We know the World Cup is going to expand to 48 teams


in 2026 and now football governing bodies around the world have begun


How is this shaping up? Uefa macro the first to throw their hat into


ring. They want more of their own represented, the 116 teams to be


European, three more than played the last World Cup in Brazil. Those


teams are kept apart in the group phase to give European team is the


best chance of going through to the last 32 and because the World Cup


will have 16 groups each, the top two in each group will go through to


the knockout phase, Europe want all of its teams to get the knockout


phase. Uefa may feel this is a realistic request but it is an early


test for the's claim to be more transparent in the light of its


scandal stained past. Presumably, some of the other big footballing


bodies around the world have their own shopping lists. We're still


waiting to hear officially from other organisations but they will


all want more of their own teams taking part. Uefa might not have it


all way. The Fifa president in the past said the World Cup as to be


more inclusive, adding that football is more than just Europe and South


America, saying it is truly global now. He added that the only sure


thing is that everyone will have more representation than they have


had in the past and it is for a decision could be made on this by


May. The 2018 Winter Olympics will take


place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. To mark the occasion, organisers


unveiled the Games' Olympic torch. It's the first time South Korea has


hosted the winter games and, in doing so, it'll complete


the grand slam of the winter and summer games, a football


World Cup and a World Athletics Germany, Japan, Italy and France


are the only others to do it. There was also this


message to North Korea. We are opening participation borders


to all other countries including North Korea. We welcome their


participation. We would like to say that North Korea not only has a duty


to participate in the winter Olympics but also has the authority


to engage in the Olympics. Continuing our daily effort


to cover sports that don't get too much coverage,


this is speed downhill bike riding. This is him going down a mountain


in Chile's Atacama Desert. He broke the record,


hitting 167kmph. It took him 650 metres and 11


seconds to hit the top speed. The parameters of the record meant


it had to be a gravel-based mountain and it had to be


on an unmodified mountain bike. It is quite specific but he made it


to the bottom and he looks relieved. I think his colleagues were worried,


he pulls off the helmet and in the end, he is smiling. Congratulations


to him. Continuing the downhill theme,


this is downhill skateboarding. These guys have battled for many


years! He is getting pretty excited. We've been in touch with the


International Downhill Federation. The first event of the World Tour


is next week in Australia ad we'll have highlights plus an interview


with one of the racers. If you're watching an thing, I have


got sport that needs to be covered, let us know, get in touch by


Twitter, e-mail, social media, and we will pick up any of the


suggestion to make. The Kenyan High Court has told


Kenya's government that it can't shut the largest refugee camp


in the world. Dadaab is close to the border


with Somalia and it's so big you can About 260,000 Somali


refugees call it home. These pictures show


how they are living. This camp was set up


in 1991 for people fleeing The Kenyan government had wanted


to forcibly repatriate them. A government spokesperson


told the Kenyan media... He did not want to discriminate


against Somalis but the camp had to be closed for security reasons. We


also have a release from the Kenyan government saying it will appeal


this decision by the highest court in the land.


essentially says that to do this would be unconstitutional because it


would contravene the very principles of how Kenya is founded when it


comes to human rights. This is a decision that says Kenny needs to


put the rights of people first before they go into thinking about


how this will affect the security, it needs to be done in a humane way,


this seems to be the message the court is trying to get across and


human rights groups across the country were happy to receive this


ruling today. Is a big political issue? It certainly has been, and


this was a very big issue for the government for they first raised in


2016, and they said unequivocally that this decision would not change,


they had to close the camp because of security concerns. The main


concern is that al-Shabab, a militant group affiliated to


Al-Qaeda, is hiding within the camp. So this is a very big security


issue. In terms of practicality, if the government were unable to do


this, where do they suggest 250,000 Somalis go? Back to Somalia is the


suggestion that there are a number of issues already. Somalia is not


quite ready to receive these refugees, health, education, all of


those things need to be put in place before these refugees come back. The


size of the camp is shocking. It is the third-largest city in Kenya


after Mombasa and Nairobi so this is thousands of people we're talking


about on the government has already failed to meet a deadline it has for


themselves, extending that because the sheer scale of the project. It


does seem that even though they want to do it quickly it might not be


practical do so. When we come back, we'll be looking


at a new study that says the way orangutans communicate is linked


to the origins of human language. Private tenants in England


are being unfairly evicted and a new law to protect them isn't


working, according to MPs. The law was introduced to stop


people being thrown out of their homes because they'd


complained about the state Damp, mould, faulty electrics,


and broken windows and boilers that They're all classed


as category one hazards. In other words, they're so bad


they pose a risk to people's health. And they're things Amjid Chowdri


from Leeds City Council's Rogue Landlords Unit


is all too familiar with. This is rented out, private rented


accommodation, people living here? People paying to rent here, making


complaints, nothing happening, and then they could be under threat


of a revenge eviction That's the reason why they're not


coming forward to the council When I first came here, I did not


want to move in. I do not want to keep complaining because they might


kick me out. What would happen to you if you did get evicted? I would


be on the street. Because I have been on the street and it ain't


nice. I have been on the street and it is horrible. That is why you do


not want to complain too much. Government figures suggest 1 million


private rented properties do not meet its own decent homes standard.


What is that? MPs who helped hold the government to account say rogue


landlords are avoiding their responsibilities. I cannot believe


that there aren't that number of authorities when no one has been


subjected to avenge a fiction. The government says revenge evictions


are rare and pans to a new door councils have all the power they


need to stop them. This is Outside Source live


from the BBC newsroom. Our lead story is: Key Trump advisor


Kellyanne Conway has been reprimanded by the White House


after she promoted a clothing range owned


by Donald Trump's daughter, Miss Conway told a breakfast


television programme "go Coming up shortly on BBC News:


If you're outside of the UK, They'll have plenty more


on Donald Trump's immigration ban, including the latest on those


comments from his nominee Here in the UK, the


News at Ten is next. They'll have a report


looking at NHS wait times. Figures leaked to the BBC suggest


a record number of people spent more than four hours in accident


and emergency units Let's update you on the push


to retake Mosul from Back in October, the Iraqi


government offensive began. It was front page news around


the world and, for a while, This was UK tabloid


The Daily Mirror. Press TV, which is funded by Iran,


quoted the Iraqi Prime Minister, saying, "The Time For Victory Has


Come." The Iraqi army controls


the eastern half of Mosul. The West remains in control of


Islamic State. We have seen comments posted online earlier by New York


Times correspondence saying the city looks remarkable, driving past open


Cabaye joints. Those reports of relatively normal lives. This though


has also brought out comments from the top US military commander


saying, we will see both most sought and Raqqa campaigns conclude, that


is my attempt. We asked Hadya Alalawi


from BBC Arabic to look The Iraqi army has actually been


attacking the western side by some missiles,


using the help of the I think the biggest problem


at the moment is how they're going to connect from the eastern


side to the western side because of the bridges that the US


actually attacked at the beginning Now, IS, what it did is, actually,


it's trying to destroy these bridges completely so they can't cross over


from one side to the other, and I think that is one


of the biggest problems, actually, the Iraqi army is facing


at the moment as well as putting together all its forces


and preparing it forward because there's going


to be a huge offensive. And IS still has the necessary


supply lines to the west And it can still get


supplies to its fighters Yes, it can, and I think


the problem right now as well is because the western side,


because this is literally the last stronghold in Iraq, if they lose it,


they are literally losing So what they are doing


is they are trying to get as much support they can to the western


side, and I assume also that they are going to be able


to get more support from Raqqa. So this is why it was quite


interesting to hear the US Is it becoming politically difficult


for the Iraqi government? There was a stage when we were


following this day by day but clearly Mosul's not


about to fall any time soon. No, I think the suggestion


that Mosul and Raqqa both are going to fall,


I don't think that's very realistic. They are fighting with a very


strong group of fighters, they have a lot of weapons,


they are trained well, It took them three months just


to take the eastern side of Mosul, six months to take the western side


and, as well as Raqqa, Back to Rakhine State


in Myanmar and the treatment UN officials have told


Reuters that the death toll in a recent security crackdown


there could be over 1,000. The UN also recently released


a report describing widespread The BBC's @JonahFisherBBC called


that report a game changer. He said the Burmese government would


not be able to dismiss this matter as the hinge propaganda.


I asked the BBC Burmese's Soe Win Than whether the government


was still denying that there was a problem.


When this report was released last week, then the human rights chief


spoke to Aung San Suu Kyi directly for over an hour.


In that conversation, Aung San Suu Kyi said


that the government would investigate all the allegations


Another development today is that the military itself has


formed a committee headed by the military Inspector General


to specifically look into those allegations.


But would you trust the military to assess


That's what the international human rights groups have...


Already, the government has formed a commission to investigate


what is going on in Rakhine State, which is headed by the Vice


So even at the outset, when it was formed, the human rights


activist said that this is not trustworthy because it is headed


by a military general who would exonerate,


if there are, the atrocities committed by the military.


A new study says the way orangutans communicate is linked


The sounds they make are called kiss squeaks.


The research is from Durham University.


Exactly what the messages are that are embedded in these kiss squeak


calls that these researchers have studied is not entirely


clear, but they can see that they are communicating


So, essentially, this has been a ten-year listening


These researchers started this ten years ago, recording and watching


the orangutans and listening to them as they made these


Now, what they see, crucially, is that they will combine these


calls in different ways with other signals and with different sounds,


with call-out vowel-like sounds, with shaking branches and gestures,


and what they are suggesting, what they think this means,


is that they are trying to reiterate the same message by combining these


sounds again and again to get their point across.


Now, what that means, critically, is that that's


10 million years ago, when we shared a common ancestor


with these great apes, that's what our ancestors may have


been doing when they combined the first sounds to create syllables


that would then be combined into words and it would


So that's what they think they are seeing.


By combining these sounds in different ways, these animals


are trying to reiterate the message, and that could be an early


glimpse at the very first formations of words.


Explain to ask the process the scientists believe happened between


the point these orangutans arrived and the point we are at now.


Essentially, these kiss squeaks, the reason they looked at these, because


there has been a lot of research done into communication in great


apes, orangutans were overlooked because they do not communicate that


much. These kiss squeaks are formed similar locally to how our


consonants are formed. They are using their lips and tongue to


control airflow, they are posting their lips to make the sounds.


Consonants at the crucial building block in human language so what they


think is that these other precursor sounds of syllables, the sounds they


can combine and make slightly differently to create different


messages are early precursor is of what building blocks of our syllable


words would have been. Quite a few of you are commenting on


pictures I showed you live from the South African Parliament. This was


in the middle of President Zuma's state the nation address. As you


will see, it turned into a large punch-up which ended up with the EFF


members exiting Parliament. Quite a dramatic day. President Zuma did


finish a speech in the end. See you on Monday. Goodbye.


At this time of year, we can often get weather stories which reflected


the battle between winter in the spring, and that is what we have


seen this week across the pond in New