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Hello, this is Outside Source. The lead story, the Trump administration
told it was good to scrap the scheme to protect young undocumented
immigrant in the US from deportation. An open-ended
circumvention of immigration law that was an unconstitutional
exercise of authority by the executive branch. Vladimir Putin is
warning the world that a military stand-off with North Korea
threatened a global catastrophe. The Australian High Court is hearing a
legal challenge to a proposed postal vote on the legalisation of same-sex
marriage. A report coming up. As Russia continues to battle the
Islamic State group in Syria, we will have the extraordinary story of
the mountainous province of Dagestan which has become a key recruiting
ground for I!. And in the sport we will have the latest on the World
Cup qualifiers. -- recruiting ground for Isis. And we have the story of
two kite surfers who are trying to set a world record by travelling
1500 kilometres nonstop. President Trump cut straight to it
on Twitter this morning, telling Congress to get ready to do its job.
He wrote Daca, a reference to the deferred action for childhood
arrivals which he wants to scrap. It could affect hundreds of thousands
of immigrants. It was a system which President Obama introduced which
allowed people who were brought to the US illegally as children do have
a temporary right to live, study and work legally in the US. President
Trump wants it gone and his Attorney General explained why. I am here to
announce that the programme known as Daca is being rescinded. Do have a
lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest we
cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. It is just that
simple. That would be an open borders policy and the American
people have rightly rejected that. Therefore the nation must set and
enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and
that means all cannot be accepted. This does not mean they are bad
people ought that our nation this respect or demeaned them in any way
also it means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has
passed them. Let's look at the practicalities. We have been live to
New York and Washington but now to Miami. Luiz, does this mean
thousands of people in Florida will need to leave? The details are not
completely clear right now. There are about 800,000 so-called
dreamers, a lot in California and Texas and also in Florida. The
government says there will be a six-month period the people
currently in the system and they could find a more permanent solution
and legislation which is what the Trump administration says is needed
if this programme is to continue. They say they will not accept any
more Daca applications into the system but this creates a very large
degree of uncertainty for the 800,000 people, mostly Mexican
Americans. There are 600,000 people of Mexican origin who are part of
this programme and they are not sure what will happen in six months if
Congress does not act to create a more stable legislative framework.
Explain to viewers who have not heard about the scheme, getting a
Daca permit can be a transformative moment for these young people?
Definitely. There are many stories that have been covered in the media
here about how these people in many cases overcame very substantial odds
to arrive to university, perhaps the first in their family to do that.
Some of them served in the Armed Forces, but they were not part of
the legal system in the US and Daca created an expectation of a regular
means of staying in the country. It also incorporated them into
legality, into the formal labour market in the US soap all kinds of
benefits. The other thing that a lot of them say is important for them
they have lived in many cases many years, spending their entire lives
here, and they faced the prospect of deportation to a country they barely
know having left when they were two or three years old in some cases.
For many practical purposes they have grown up as Americans and they
do not see themselves as anything other than that and that is what it
has created so much uncertainty and distress in particular in the
Hispanic community but in many others as well. Thank you very much.
BBC News is not just producing stories in English, we are working
in well over 25 languages. Switching from Miami to Australia and a postal
vote on same-sex marriage is planned there but it could be stopped.
Campaigners have taken the issue to the High Court with the argument
that the cost of the vote, $100 million, was not allocated through
the correct processes. They want the matter to be dealt with by
Parliament and not in a national vote. Here is our Sydney
correspondent. It's a battle which
Australia's politicians have Now it is up to the courts to decide
if a vote on same-sex Opinion polls suggest most
Australians support marriage equality but at the moment only gay
couples with a British passport Some fear the eight-week-long
national postal vote will stoke We have already seen an intense
amount of hatred and vitriol come out through that campaigns
as well as ludicrous accusations like, you know,
children of gay parents have all these problems in school,
and that's very problematic for us. The two-day court hearing has
drawn intense scrutiny, becoming a test of the government's
authority is and its determination Given the undoubted powers under
the Constitution and given the relevant legislation,
the government is confident we have the constitutional and legal
authority to conduct the Australian marital postal survey
in the form as proposed. Those challenging the vote say
the $100 million survey We hope finally our federal
parliament will stop delaying, stop dragging this out and finally
deliver on the settled will of the Australian people
to allow all Australians to be able to marry the person they love
in the country that they love. With ballot papers due
to be sent out in a week, the court's decision is expected
to be swift. But it is unlikely to bring an end
to one of the most divisive Now the sport and we begin with the
World Cup qualifiers and a number of teams are certain to go to Russia
for the tournament next year but they are all being overshadowed by
these guys, the Syrian team. They are not quite there but still very
much in it thanks to quite a match. We can go to be BBC sport Centre.
Stories don't get much better than this? This is a terrific story,
Syria keep the dream alive and they are playing Australia over tee legs
with the winners playing someone from North and Central America and
that could still be the United States -- over tee legs. The biggest
story in the last hour is Saudi Arabia going through to the World
Cup. They are the first Arabic nation at the showpiece event since
2006 and they will join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium
and hosts Russia in the 32 team tournament. A second-half winner
helped them beat Japan 1-0. It takes them to their fifth World Cup and
sends Australia to the play-offs. Australia needed a big win over
Thailand in order to confirm their place. Tomi Juric put them ahead but
with eight minutes to go Thailand equalised. Poor defence but a pretty
good goal. Mathew Leckie of Hertha Berlin got the winner for the
Socceroos but Saudi Arabia's superior goal difference meant
Australia were pushed into third place and they will face Syria in
the play-offs. If we had got one a bit earlier, and open them up a bit,
but... Like I said, it is heartbreaking for the players. I
thought they did not get their rewards tonight for a brilliant
performance. That was Ange Postecoglou, the Australian coach.
Syria drew 2-2 to finish third in the group. They broke through the
Iranian defence for the first in the 13th minute with a close range
header. And Iran then went ahead 2-1 but Syria pushed for an equaliser
and it came three minutes into stoppage time. This secured the
fairy tale comeback and a play-off for them. You and everyone else in
Australia were rooting for your team and everybody else for the other's?!
I don't know! I am being impartial for the BBC! But the 31 qualifiers
taking place across the globe on Tuesday, there is a full list on the
website. A lot is happening across Europe as you can appreciate. We
don't have time to go through them all but if your country is playing
you can get it on the BBC sport website and the app. One more quick
line, online ticket sales for the Winter Olympics next year open in
South Korea on Tuesday and organisers admit far fewer places
have been sold up the growing concerns over North Korea's nuclear
plans. The games take place in the country arguably with a limited
Winter sports tradition, far from the core markets of Europe and North
America so local attendance is crucial to ensure those grandstands
are full. Thank you. Good to speak to you as always. One more thing,
check these guys out, two kite servers are attempting a world
record, trying to travel further than any team has done in one go.
They are attempting to travel 1500 kilometres nonstop, which would
break their own record. It is expected to take five days and in
that time there will not be any land in sight but they will have support.
The motivation to overcome such a long distance
a goal that sometimes can look impossible but then with good
preparation, a good team and training you can reach it.
The biggest danger during this challenge
will be hitting a container during the night or even during the
Nowadays, big ships, when there is a storm they can
easily lose those containers and if we get one,
either me or the support boat, it will cause severe damage to us.
Nervous, for sure, but in a very good way.
It's nice to actually have a team partner at this time, were
you know someone is in the exact same mindset and you just want to
If you just trust your strengths, you kind of, how do we
say in yoga, breathe over the pain and continue to go.
Take note of that, everything will be fine! This was a story from last
year, a lot of Wales in northern Europe were beaching -- a lot of
whales. Scientists think it is to do with how they navigate and the
Northern lights are also involved. Four serving members of the Army
have been arrested under anti-terror laws on suspicion of being a member
of a band neo-Nazi group. A fifth person, a civilian, has also been
arrested on the same charge. The BBC understands one of the soldiers was
detained in Cyprus, the army confirmed the arrests and said it
supported the operation. Four the men are being held at a West
Midlands Police station. Police say there were a 22-year-old from
Birmingham, a 32-year-old from Powers, a 24-year-old from Ipswich
and a 24-year-old from Northampton. Tom Symons has more.
The BBC's been told three of the men are members
of the Royal Anglian Regiment, which recruits in Norfolk, Suffolk,
Four were arrested in the UK, one in Cyprus.
That group is National Action, which described itself last year
in the language of Hitler's fascism, as a national socialist
The focus was as much on spreading neo-Nazi ideas online.
But experts say the far right is not well supported.
I think extreme right groups in Britain and others
like Britain First are very good these days at creating a sense
of greater scale using social media than is actually the case.
Probably with National Action, we're looking at people in the tens
to perhaps the low hundreds at very best.
But when the Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a loner influenced
by similar far right propaganda, the Government acted, proscribing
Despite their name, National Action seeks to divide
They are entirely contrary to the interests of our nation.
Proscribing this neo-Nazi group will prevent its membership growing,
prevent them spreading propaganda which allows a culture of hatred
Legally, the group should not now exist but police in Birmingham
are questioning five suspected members under counterterrorism
laws, while searches of properties are carried out.
This is Outside Source, our lead story is from Washington where the
Trump and demonstration has announced plans to scrap a scheme
which protect young, undocumented immigrant in the US from
deportation. Next on the programme, we want to talk about Dagestan. This
is a Russian republic in the volatile North Caucasus region. If
you ask Vladimir Putin how many Russian citizens fight for Islamic
State in Syria, the last time he talked about it he estimated it to
be 4000. Many of those come from Dagestan. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg
has been there and this was his report.
They used to believe that this was where the gods
In Dagestan today, the battle cry is jihad.
For people have been leaving these mountains for a holy war.
Artur says his wife was drawn to radical Islam.
One day, without telling him, she took their two daughters
and left for Syria to join so-called Islamic State.
Desperate to rescue his children, Artur smuggled himself into a Isis
To escape from the caliphate, they headed for the Turkish border.
TRANSLATION: I picked up my little girl and told my
My youngest started crying and I tripped, I fell three times.
The Turkish border guards were just 50 metres away
We dived into an irrigation ditch and hid there with
Then we escaped through some long grass and I saw
My youngest daughter asked me later, "how come everyone else has
But I know the girls are still in touch with their
It is not only from this house, this village, that people
Dagestan has become a key recruiting ground for Islamic State.
The authorities here say 1200 Dagestanis have
That means that relative to its population, this part
of Russia has produced ten times more jihadists than Belgium,
which is Europe's top source of fighters for the caliphate.
What has been drawing Dagestanis to Syria?
Marat says he was brainwashed by radical preachers online also
He had abandoned his pregnant wife in Dagestan for jihad in Syria.
TRANSLATION: I felt my sole duty was to wage holy
It was not a holy war at all, it was just
Some claim the authorities have made the situation worse.
In this town I am shown the mosque of a fundamentalist branch of Islam.
He admits that up to six members of the congregation have left
for Syria but closing the mosque, he says, is no solution.
When the young people are here with us, he says,
But shut the mosque and the young people leave.
Who knows where they go and what they are doing?
Islam is part of the fabric of life in these mountains.
But the kind of Islam the authorities want people
here to embrace is an Islam that preaches tolerance and
So that Dagestanis will not feel the need to go and fight a holy war.
If you are a regular viewer you know we have an hour of international
news and we have had reports from Dagestan, Portugal, Bangladesh, the
US and the UK and next we turn to Brazil because police have been
searching the country's Olympic Association headquarters and also it
chief and his home, Carlos Nuzman, who headed the successful bid for
Rio to host the 2016 Olympics. The police are saying they have strong
evidence of vote buying. Earlier I spoke to Camilla Costa in Sao Paulo
for the latest. What happens at this point
is that the police had been investigating this massive
corruption scheme in Now, in collaboration with
the French authorities and American authorities, they have reached
a new layer that might involve the bidding of Rio to be
the Olympic Games host What they have found out,
what they say is that one of Rio's top executives had been
in a sort of cash for top executives had been in a sort
of cash for votes scheme involving And this executive had paid African
members of the International Olympic committee for their votes
in the bidding for Rio. Presumably those being
investigated deny doing Yes, obviously they do deny
and actually the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee
has been taken in for questioning and his lawyer denies any kind
of allegations and says that Rio's election happened without any kind
of corruption scheme and the executive in question,
Arthur Suarez, actually has not been They did look for him
today but he is considered to be running
away from them and they say is probably
in the Let's go back to early 2016. 29
pilot whales washed up on different beaches in northern Europe. In the
UK and France and the Netherlands and also in Germany and scientists
were puzzled. They did autopsies but they found they were well fed, young
and disease free but they have come up with a theory. They believe this
could have been connected to solar storms and how they disrupted the
way the animals navigated. Mat McBriar explains more. -- Matt
McGrath. Crowds gathered at Hunstanton,
on the coast of Norfolk, in February 2016, to see this ocean
giant washed up on a All around the North Sea,
more than two dozen other sperm whales were found stranded
in the first two Scientists were extremely puzzled -
the creatures were young, Now it's thought the Northern
Lights may have played The Aurora are the visible evidence
of large solar storms, which distort This can cause species
that rely on that field for navigation, like sperm whales,
to lose their way. After big solar storms in December
2015, scientists say the confused creatures swam into the shallow
North Sea and beached themselves, Researchers at London Zoo autopsied
a number of the whales We know that sperm whales
are stranded around the North Sea for many, many years historically
and it's certainly a possible factor in this instance that we have these
whales that got into the North Sea for an unknown reason and then
once they are in there, they cannot find their way out
and they become so disorientated, So that's what happened
in last year's events. Why did they end up
there in the first place? To be honest, I think
we will never know. There is too much uncertainty
around the events in this instance in terms
of where they were, where they came from,
and so on. And so I think we will really
never know what really Proving the impact of geomagnetic
storms on the strandings of sperm whales may well be impossible,
however researchers here at London Zoo and a team at Nasa
are actively investigating the impact of solar
activities on the strandings The results in that study are due
in the next month or so. That might shed some
definitive light on the role Tomorrow I am travelling to Germany
and on Thursday I will be live with you from Cologne as we bring you the
latest on the German election campaign. I will see you then and we
will be back with Outside Source tomorrow. Good night.
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