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The MP for Stratford-on-Avon says he feels "demeaned and discriminated
against" after learning he's banned from visiting the USA
under Donald Trump's new immigration policy.
Nadhim Zahawi, who was born in Iraq, has also expressed concerns
about seeing his children who are studying at an American University.
Satnam Rana reports.
Spontaneous protests across America in reation
to President Trump's executive order, which has halted all refugee
admissions and barred people from seven Muslim Majority countries
to enter America for 90 days.
An order which has a direct impact on Stratford-on-Avon
MP Nadhim Zahawi.
Our two sons, our twins,
are at Princeton University, so we do need to travel quite a bit.
He's a British Citizen, born in Bhagdad.
Under President Trump's order, he can no longer enter the US,
which means he can't visit his twins who are studying there.
On the Andrew Marr Show this morning he expressed his dismay.
I don't think I have felt this discriminated against probably
since little school when kids were very cruel, as a young boy
coming from Iraq, of Kurdish origin.
For the first time in my life last night I felt discriminated against.
It's demeaning, it is sad.
From an MP to a PHD student at Birmingham University.
Raouf Abozariba is from Libya.
He's been keeping track of the news on social media.
How does it make you feel knowing that you can't go
to America right now?
I think everyone wants to have freedom or to have opportunity to go
somewhere or to visit somewhere or to have the opportunity
to work, to travel.
It's always good but to have this freedom taken away
from us, it's really bad.
President Trump has defended the executive order,
saying his country needs strong borders and extreme vetting.
But that's little consolation for people like Raouf,
who is facing uncertain times with the question what next?
on his mind.
Satnam Rana, BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham.
Nine men have been arrested after hundreds of fans invaded
the pitch during Coventry City's game against Northampton.
The League One fixture was disrupted several times by fans
Police say six arrests were made when Sky Blues fans invaded
the pitch and a further three when flares were let-off.
Coventry lost the game 3-0.
The police watchdog says it's investigating an officer who pulled
over a Birmingham DJ in his Bentley and told him it was a fact that
black men in gangster clothes commit crimes.
27-year-old DMO Deejay was stopped near Leicester Square
in London earlier this month.
The whole incident was captured on a camera set up in the DJ's car.
A swan that was shot with a crossbow in Cheltenham has "miraculously" not
lost its eye and is up and walking.
The bird, known as "George", was found with a bolt
embedded in its head in Pittville Park on Tuesday.
Despite fears it had lost its eye, staff at Vale Wildlife Hospital
were amazed to see it was still there after the swelling went down.
More than 30,000 people descended on Birmingham today to celebrate
the start of the Chinese New Year.
The event was funded entirely by money raised
by the local community.
And despite the wet weather, organisers say the celebrations
were a huge success.
Audrey Dias reports.
The year of the Rooster starts off with a bang,
Thousands gathered in Birmingham to mark the beginning
of the Chinese New Year.
The Chinese community encompasses a lot of different cultures as well.
Although it's called Chinese New Year, it's not actually
celebrated just in China, it is also celebrated
in Singapore, Malaysia,
So, all over far East Asia.
We count ourselves as one big happy family, coming altogether,
doing a big festival.
I think it's the perfect thing for a pick me up.
SHE SINGS IN MANDARIN.
People born under the sign of the Rooster are said to be
hard-working but there are also said to be dreamers and flashy dressers.
Well, they're's plenty of that on offer here today.
More than 12,000 Chinese people live in the city and that's
1% of the population.
But they weren't celebrating alone. It's just really nice
But they weren't celebrating alone.
It's just really nice
to the Birmingham as a place that is so multicultural
and having a day that you can come out and celebrate.
Everyone coming along together, that's what humanity is.
It's important, isn't it, because we live in a big city
and different cultures and we need to learn from each other.
A tiger, a snake an oxen and a rat, so it was good fun, we enjoyed it.
Packed with colour and atmosphere, it seemed the damp weather was no
match for the high spirits of this truly diverse city.
Audrey Dias, BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham.
Nice to see the rain didn't stop people coming
to enjoy the festivities.
Is the wet weather likely to continue?
Here's Alex Hamilton with the forecast.
Well, we've had a bit of everything today.
We started off on a frosty note and then as these fronts
came our way we have seen quite a bit of wet weather.
But as we go through the course of the night,
it will be noticeably milder.
We start to get rid of that rain in the early hours but there will be
some patches of mist and fog around here and there.
Lows tonight of around six Celsius.
Then as we look at tomorrow morning, we will have some brightness
for a time once that mist and fog starts to lift and clear but then
yet again we have got some more showery rain working its way
across the region over the course of the day.
Highs of around nine Celsius.
I will leave you with the outlook.
We have got some unsettled weather to come over the next few days
but it will be turning noticeably milder with highs in double
figures by the midweek.
That's it for now.
I'm back with the late bulletin at 10.20pm.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your evening.