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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Protests at New York's Kennedy Airport and a legal challenge

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as Donald Trump signs an executive order barring migrants and refugees

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This is wrong and we're going to fight it, right

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Travellers are prevented from boarding and some are detained

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Iran calls it an "insult to the Islamic world" and says it

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will do the same thing to Americans.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May signs a $125 million defence deal

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Tennis star Serena Williams breaks the record for the number of grand

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A number of foreign nationals have been detained

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It comes after President Trump signed an executive order preventing

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people seeking refugee status in the united States.

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These are the protests underway at JFK Airport in New York,

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after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there.

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Under the executive order, citizens from seven Muslim-majority

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countries will be denied visas for 90 days.

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The countries include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya,

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Specifically, the changes mean that the US will not take any

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refugees, from any country, for the next four months.

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The UN and France have criticised the changes but President Trump says

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they are need to stop Islamic terrorists from

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One congresswoman has been voicing her concerns.

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Nydia Velazquez serves in the House of Representatives.

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My friends, it is a sad day for the American people.

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This is an affront to our American values.

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Here we are, the congressman and I and the advocates

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and the legal community, representing immigrants in this

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Two families, to individuals, who were granted legal visas to come in.

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-- Two families, two individuals, who were granted

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That means that they were vetted before they left Iraq.

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These are people who worked and provided assistance

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This type of action undermines our national

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security and Donald Trump, our President, doesn't get it.

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Let's now go to New York where we can join Bahman Kalbasi

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Can you tell us more about why there are such large protests there?

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Hundreds of thousands of people are going to be affected by this and

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many of them did not see this coming at all. I have been speaking to

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people since last night, really, hours after the executive order was

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signed by the president and people's lives have been upended already. You

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have a number of people who are in the United States, especially if

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Iranians, but also Syrians and others of these seven countries, who

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are legally residing in the United States under a student visas, work

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visas, visiting, medical emergencies, all Keynes, who have

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been abiding by the law and family members, who have similar visas, are

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travelling outside, I spoke to one gentleman who is working in the

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subway system, in fact, in New York, and his pregnant wife with a

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three-year-old are back in Iran visiting family and she was about to

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come back and now she cannot. You cannot visit them yet because if he

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does he will be denied re-entry. They are here legally but because

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part of their family is outside, they cannot be reunited. This is

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happening across the country in -- to people that are of the background

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of these seven countries and they cannot be issued visas to re-enter

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the United States. Add to that the confusion whether people with eating

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cards, -- permanent residency, people who have dull place you have

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their house and their life and their work here, who make the denied

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entry. Some have, some haven't. Some are to was that you saw in that

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clip, in the GFP airport being detained for hours, before being

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released. Some still remain in detention. When you add that come

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you have a sizeable part of the population who is not allowed to

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travel in and out with certainty that they will be able to come back

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and the ones that have travelled are barred from coming back. We spoke

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with one lady who is teaching in the Boston, an Iranian American, has a

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ten-year-old, single mother, goes to Germany for a conference, cannot

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come back to America and her child is in Boston. It is a chaotic and

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shocking situation for many of these people who have been affected by

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something that they did not see was even legal.

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Thank you for that. David Bier is an immigration policy

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analyst with the US think There has been legal challenges

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mounted already. Some people are saying that this is

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unconstitutional. What are your thoughts? It is my view that there

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is definitely illegal. Under current law, the president is banned from

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taking into consideration nationality when issuing visas or

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denying entry to legal permanent rent -- residents are people who are

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coming here for permanent residency. Under the current law, this would be

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an illegal action and I suspect that lawsuits will follow shortly. How

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can this be challenged. I would be through the courts? Will it be using

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legislation? I think you will have a lawsuit. The courts will decide

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whether the president has this authority. He claims that he does.

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In 1965 Congress amended the emigration laws of the United States

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to make it clear that the president cannot discriminate on the grounds

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of nationality and I expect that a lawsuit from failed, courts have

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reviewed provisions similar less or actions somewhat less of an earlier

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presidents and have found them illegal. So I expect that this

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action will also be found be illegal and overly broad. President Trump

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says that he is defending America from extremism. Is that a legitimate

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defence. Is that a legitimate defence? When you look at the

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numbers, there has been no terrorist attack by any organisation or

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individual from any of these seven countries that are banned, that has

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killed anyone in the United States over the last 40 years. So, the idea

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that this is targeting terrorism is just laughably absurd. They believe

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these measures will be overturned? Yes, I do. I think if the -- I think

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of the lawsuit is filed and when surely will be, you will see that

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the president will be denied the ability to carry out these actions.

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An immigration policy analyst. Thank you for being with us.

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David Willis joins us from Washington.

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As remarkable for Donald Trump. What is the fallout from this? How are

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officials coping with the changes to these immigration laws? Well,

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Follett is being felt already out -- already. Some turned back on

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arrival. We have had about a dozen people, among them to Iraqis, who

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were blocked from coming into the country, detained by border and

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custom agents fear and instances around the nation, possibly this

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could affect many thousands of people attempting to come here,

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meanwhile, the White House pushing back or attempting to push back at

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some of the criticism, making the point that this is not a Muslim ban.

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A senior official told media that this is basically a situation where

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a relatively small number of people are involved. He says that the US

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still has more foreigners, takes in more foreigners, than any other

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country. These green card holders from the seven nations on that last

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well have to go through a case-by-case waiver interview in

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order to return to the United States. It is clear that those who

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were out of the country when it Donald Trump announced this move

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last night will not be coming back here for 90 days at least. What has

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the reaction been from fellow Republicans where you are? Well, you

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a lot of them are publicly, at least, in favour of these measures.

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The house speaker Paul Ryan uploaded this move, saying it was time that

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these sort of restrictions, these loopholes, were taken to. There are

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those who are expressing disquiet privately and meanwhile we have had

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a lot of reaction, as you might imagine, from Democrats. The Senate

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Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that this, there would be tears

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running down the cheeks of the statue of liberty, one of the

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foundations of America. It's welcoming approach to emigrants has

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basically been left in the dust. Thank you very much.

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The French president told President Trump to respect the principle of

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accepting refugees. Theresa May said that it was up to America to decide

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an immigration 's policy. Protection of the nation

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from foreign terrorists' entry With a flourish of his pen,

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another sweeping change, a halt on visas for people

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from seven mainly Muslim countries, heavy restrictions for refugees

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wanting to enter the US, to stop, says President

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Trump, another 9/11. I'm establishing new vetting

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measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out

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of the United States of America. On social media, reports of people

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being stopped at airports. One said an Iraqi friend who fled

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Isis was turned back. In Doha, claims that Iranians

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with immigrant visas In Qatar, the father of a former LA

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Times employee in Iraq reportedly turned back by US officials,

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what it means for But for the Syrian refugees who fled

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war, there's no question. They are now indefinitely banned

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from entering the US, and all other refugees are suspended

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for four months. Like Naveen, which is not her real

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name, a transgender woman who fled Iraq, persecuted for her sexuality,

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now living in Lebanon. She was accepted for

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resettlement in America. TRANSLATION: The moment I heard

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the news, my dreams were shattered. I'm terrified they'll

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find out where I am now. I hoped I'd feel safe in the US,

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that I'd finally be able to sleep in a country where I have rights,

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and no-one could hurt me. This order will not just affect tens

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of thousands of refugees, but many across the Middle East

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who regularly travel Google has recalled its staff,

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saying it's worried For some, rather than improve

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security, this will only leave Stay with us on BBC

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World News, still to come: Tributes to the british actor,

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Sir John Hurt, who's Protests at New York's Kennedy

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Airport and a legal challenge as Donald Trump signs an executive

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order banning migrants and refugees Protesters have been gathered here

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all day. This is all to do with Donald Trump signing an executive

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order banning the and refugees from several Muslim countries. We will

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bring you much more on this in the coming hours. We will leave that for

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now and move on. The British Prime Minister Theresa

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May and Turkish President Erdogan, have signed a $125 million defence

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agreement during talks in Ankara. The deal to develop Turkey's fighter

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aircraft could lead to multi-billion dollar contracts as Britain prepares

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to leave the European Union. Mrs May pledged support in the face

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of a coup attempt in July, but emphasised Turkey's duty

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to uphold human rights. Laura Kuenssberg

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reports from Ankara. Meeting a President used to doing,

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perhaps, whatever it Popular, feared too, after a coup

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that failed against him. But she wants closer ties

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on trade and defence, but also to make British concerns

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about his behaviour clear. I am proud that the UK stood

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with you on the 15th of July last Now it is important that Turkey

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sustains that democracy by maintaining the rule of law

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and upholding its international human rights obligations,

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as the government has TRANSLATION: It gives us great

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pleasure and it is a privilege to host Prime Minister Theresa May

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here in Turkey. We have had a meeting and a working

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lunch and the discussions, I hope, will yield success for both

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of our countries. Just as Theresa May

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was the first leader to enter the Trump White House,

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she was today the first Western leader to come to Ankara

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since the attempted coup She showed that she was

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unafraid to speak her mind. Having delivered the

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message on human rights, The Prime Minister able to enjoy

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the parade and appeared alongside her counterpart,

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to announce a deal where British firm BAE will design

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Turkish fighter jets, the start of a partnership that

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Downing Street hopes But questions about her other

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new friend, President Trump, followed her to Turkey,

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after the American leader banned some Muslims

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from entering the country. Asked three times whether she agreed

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with President Trump's ban, The United States is responsible

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for the United States's policy on refugees, the United Kingdom

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is responsible for the United While marking the past,

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Theresa May is following her own She cannot choose her fellow

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leaders, yet politicians, like the rest of us,

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are sometimes judged Serena Williams has thanked her big

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sister Venus after breaking The Australian Open was Serena's

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23rd major title, after beating Venus in straight sets in the final,

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which Serena said would not have been possible without

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the support of her sibling. This, a throwback final between two

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women who know each other inside out. Clearly the case in the first

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set. Five breaks were served and will Venus, and our first grandson

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fail for eight years was always chasing her little sister, she gave

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as good as she got. Our problem was that Serena, despite the odd mishap

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now that little bit more in command where it mattered most. The first

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five breaks went our way. One set ahead. And the second was equally

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close. He has edged ahead on the service time. Only four Serena too

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much what some brawn and some brilliant. Both of those were

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evident for the crucial break. What a winner that was. Avoid sitting at

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a separate the match, which is she achieved. She moves on to 23 grand

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slam titles. I really would like this -- to take this forward to

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congratulate Venus. She is an amazing person. There is no way I

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would be at 23 without her. There is no way would be at one without her.

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There is no way I would have anything without her. She is my

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inspiration, the only reason I am standing here today and the only

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reason that the Williams sisters exist, so thank you to Venus.

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Sibling rivalry, most definitely, someone love morsel. -- sibling

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love. It was 4th round weekend in the FA

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Cup, and it was a terrible day for Liverpool at the end

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of an awful week. They've won the competition seven

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times, but Jurgen Klopp's side are out after losing 2-1 at home

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to English second-tier side Wolves. That's three home defeats

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on the trot for Liverpool You can imagine we think a lot

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before a game. It caused problems for as again. To have the ball, give

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it weak, beautiful, it is an open situation. Of course, we could have

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defended better. I could look for excuses, one or two things, but I

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don't want to. We should use this time to be disappointed, to be

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frustrated, to be angry about ourselves, to be better next time.

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That is obviously the target. Here's a quick rundown of some

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of today's other cup matches. And in the all Premier

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League tie at St Mary's, Arsenal ran riot over Southampton,

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5-nil the final score. Danny Wellbeck scoring first

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on the quarter hour mark with a cool He then made it 2-nil,

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7 minutes later after a brilliant long pass from Alex Oxlaide

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Chamberlain. Wellbeck helped out his England

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team mate Theo Walcott for the third, a few

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minutes before half time. And Walcott added two more in

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the second half for his hat-trick. Here are the other results involving

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premier league clubs Burnely won two-nil

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at home to Bristol City. Antonio Conte's Chelsea

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thrashed Brentford 4-nil. Manchester City beat Crystal Palace

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3-nil at Selhurst Park. Middlesbrough won one-nil

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against Accrington Stanley Tottenham came from behind and left

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it late to beat Wycombe and non-league lincoln City caused

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one of the biggest upsets, they knocked out Brighton

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who are top of the Championship chasing promotion to

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the Premier League. Tributes have been paid

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to the British actor, He won Oscar nominations

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for his roles in Midnight Express Nick Higham looks back on a career

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that spanned more than six decades. John Hurt, as the deranged

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Roman Emperor Caligula Well, of course I

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ordered no triumphs! Do you think I'd order

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triumph for myself? Yes, and you took me

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at my word, didn't you? I wear rouge, I wear mascara

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on my eyelashes, I dye my hair, I wear flamboyant clothes,

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far more outre than He was an unusual actor,

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instantly recognisable, Here, he played the notorious

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and flamboyant Quentin Crisp. People said it was a

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brave part to take on. Many people said, "Don't do that,

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you'll never work again", and so on. And I said, "But it's not

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about homosexuality actually, it's about the tenderness

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of the individual, as opposed to the cruelty

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of the crowd, really". His breakthrough had come

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in A Man For All Seasons in 1966, a small part

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in an Oscar-winning film. He earned an Oscar nomination

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himself for Midnight Express, in which he played a heroin addict

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in a Turkish prison. I'm very pleased to

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meet you, Mr Merrick. And another for his performance

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as the hideously disfigured Like Quentin Crisp,

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Merrick was an outsider Late in his career, he reached

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new audiences in Harry Potter. And in a guest appearance

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in Doctor Who. Why are you pointing your

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screwdrivers like that? In one of his last performances,

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he played a dying screenwriter, quoting lines from a famous

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Dylan Thomas poem. Do not go gentle

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into that good night. Old age should burn

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and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against

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the dying of the light. Today, his widow Anwen called him

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"The most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly

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of gentlemen, who touched The weather is turning. Overall, the

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weather is looking spite. We have a and sun change. This is what we had

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today. This mass of cloud. Sweet in parts of Scotland and Snow across

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the hell is. More cloud is coming in, but will not reach others until

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Sunday. During the overnight period, a scattering of showers. Down south,

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it will be to mail. Four or five Celsius in the early hours of Sunday

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morning. On Sunday morning, the clouds increase in the south-west

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and eventually we will get to rein into Cornwall, the West Country,

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wheels, Belfast also, by early afternoon. This is what it looks

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like a roundabout three. Temperatures at double figures.

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Still pretty cold. Picking a winner for this mail diary two margin. In

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the north, a different story. Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, all

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these places enjoying sunshine. Look out for those A/C stretches. Sunday

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evening, a dampest not wet evening across many areas of England and

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Wales. Not in Newcastle, which should stay dry. The weekend ahead

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is changeable. On pillars and wellingtons, but also some sunshine

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on the cards. Not on Monday. It is looking grey across the UK. A little

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bit of rain on and off as well, particularly western and southern

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areas. Double figures in the south. When Tuesday, finally that Milbury

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reaches northern parts of the country also. Could be heavy for a

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time. Look at these temperatures. It has been a while since we have seen

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12 Celsius, 12 or 13, maybe. On Wednesday, bit of rain in the

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south-east and Anglia, a bit of an eternity in the north-west, but

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overall, it is not looking back. -- bad.

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