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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK


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


as Donald Trump signs an executive order barring migrants and refugees


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


Travellers are prevented from boarding and some are detained


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


will do the same thing to Americans.


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


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


A number of foreign nationals have been detained


It comes after President Trump signed an executive order preventing


people seeking refugee status in the united States.


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


after it emerged 11 refugees were being detained there.


Under the executive order, citizens from seven Muslim-majority


countries will be denied visas for 90 days.


The countries include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya,


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


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


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


they are need to stop Islamic terrorists from


One congresswoman has been voicing her concerns.


Nydia Velazquez serves in the House of Representatives.


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


This is an affront to our American values.


Here we are, the congressman and I and the advocates


and the legal community, representing immigrants in this


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


-- Two families, two individuals, who were granted


That means that they were vetted before they left Iraq.


These are people who worked and provided assistance


This type of action undermines our national


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


something that they did not see was even legal.


Thank you for that. David Bier is an immigration policy


analyst with the US think There has been legal challenges


mounted already. Some people are saying that this is


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


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


taking into consideration nationality when issuing visas or


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


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


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


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


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


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


In 1965 Congress amended the emigration laws of the United States


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


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


reviewed provisions similar less or actions somewhat less of an earlier


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


David Willis joins us from Washington.


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


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


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


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


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


custom agents fear and instances around the nation, possibly this


could affect many thousands of people attempting to come here,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


those who are expressing disquiet privately and meanwhile we have had


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


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


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


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


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


The French president told President Trump to respect the principle of


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


an immigration 's policy. Protection of the nation


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


another sweeping change, a halt on visas for people


from seven mainly Muslim countries, heavy restrictions for refugees


wanting to enter the US, to stop, says President


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


measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out


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


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


Isis was turned back. In Doha, claims that Iranians


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


Times employee in Iraq reportedly turned back by US officials,


what it means for But for the Syrian refugees who fled


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


from entering the US, and all other refugees are suspended


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


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


now living in Lebanon. She was accepted for


resettlement in America. TRANSLATION: The moment I heard


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


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


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


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


of thousands of refugees, but many across the Middle East


who regularly travel Google has recalled its staff,


saying it's worried For some, rather than improve


security, this will only leave Stay with us on BBC


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


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


Airport and a legal challenge as Donald Trump signs an executive


order banning migrants and refugees Protesters have been gathered here


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


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


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


now and move on. The British Prime Minister Theresa


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


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


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


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


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


to uphold human rights. Laura Kuenssberg


reports from Ankara. Meeting a President used to doing,


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


that failed against him. But she wants closer ties


on trade and defence, but also to make British concerns


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


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


sustains that democracy by maintaining the rule of law


and upholding its international human rights obligations,


as the government has TRANSLATION: It gives us great


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


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


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


of our countries. Just as Theresa May


was the first leader to enter the Trump White House,


she was today the first Western leader to come to Ankara


since the attempted coup She showed that she was


unafraid to speak her mind. Having delivered the


message on human rights, The Prime Minister able to enjoy


the parade and appeared alongside her counterpart,


to announce a deal where British firm BAE will design


Turkish fighter jets, the start of a partnership that


Downing Street hopes But questions about her other


new friend, President Trump, followed her to Turkey,


after the American leader banned some Muslims


from entering the country. Asked three times whether she agreed


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


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


is responsible for the United While marking the past,


Theresa May is following her own She cannot choose her fellow


leaders, yet politicians, like the rest of us,


are sometimes judged Serena Williams has thanked her big


sister Venus after breaking The Australian Open was Serena's


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


which Serena said would not have been possible without


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


love. It was 4th round weekend in the FA


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


5-nil the final score. Danny Wellbeck scoring first


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


7 minutes later after a brilliant long pass from Alex Oxlaide


Chamberlain. Wellbeck helped out his England


team mate Theo Walcott for the third, a few


minutes before half time. And Walcott added two more in


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


premier league clubs Burnely won two-nil


at home to Bristol City. Antonio Conte's Chelsea


thrashed Brentford 4-nil. Manchester City beat Crystal Palace


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


against Accrington Stanley Tottenham came from behind and left


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


one of the biggest upsets, they knocked out Brighton


who are top of the Championship chasing promotion to


the Premier League. Tributes have been paid


to the British actor, He won Oscar nominations


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


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


Roman Emperor Caligula Well, of course I


ordered no triumphs! Do you think I'd order


triumph for myself? Yes, and you took me


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


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


far more outre than He was an unusual actor,


instantly recognisable, Here, he played the notorious


and flamboyant Quentin Crisp. People said it was a


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


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


about homosexuality actually, it's about the tenderness


of the individual, as opposed to the cruelty


of the crowd, really". His breakthrough had come


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


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


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


in a Turkish prison. I'm very pleased to


meet you, Mr Merrick. And another for his performance


as the hideously disfigured Like Quentin Crisp,


Merrick was an outsider Late in his career, he reached


new audiences in Harry Potter. And in a guest appearance


in Doctor Who. Why are you pointing your


screwdrivers like that? In one of his last performances,


he played a dying screenwriter, quoting lines from a famous


Dylan Thomas poem. Do not go gentle


into that good night. Old age should burn


and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against


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


"The most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


like a roundabout three. Temperatures at double figures.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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