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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Political and legal opposition is growing

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in the United States to President Trump's

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The British Prime Minister tells her ministers to raise

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concerns with their American counterparts about

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The Socialist Party in France has chosen a politician from the left

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to be its candidate in this year's presidential election.

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And a sweet moment for Roger Federer.

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He wins an epic five-set match to claim his 18th Grand Slam

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16 US state attorneys general - some of the country's

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chief legal advisors - have condemned an executive order

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from President Trump restricting immigration from seven mainly

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They say the move is unconstitutional,

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The Attorneys General said in a joint statement

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they were confident the order would be struck down by the courts.

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One federal judge has temporarily halted

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Meanwhile, there's been more anger and consternation around the world.

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The German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said the fight

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against terrorism does not justify putting people from specific

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backgrounds or faiths under general suspicion.

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The Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan, has called the ban

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on refugees and immigrants from certain countries

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The right-wing populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders tweeted:

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"No more immigration from any Islamic country is

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At home, the administration has has downplayed a court ruling

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which temporarily rules out deporting people who have already

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arrived, saying it only applies to a small number of people.

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Meanwhile, angry protests continue around the country.

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Protest is becoming a permanent feature of the Trump presidency.

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And at JFK Airport last night the demonstrations lasted deep

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New York has always been the great gateway into America.

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The protesters believe the executive order flies

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Demonstrations took place across the country, these are scenes

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in Boston as a US senator defied the US president.

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I knew Donald Trump would be bad but, boy, not this

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At this courthouse in Brooklyn came a late night legal challenge

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and civil liberties lawyers emerged claiming a victory.

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As the federal judge temporarily blocked part of the executive order.

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If President Trump enacts laws or executive orders

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that are unconstitutional, and illegal, the courts are

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What started as a protest outside this courthouse in Brooklyn has now

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At the arrivals hall at Dallas Airport outside

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A Muslim woman from Iraq finally making it back into the country.

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All of a sudden I get a call telling me they are detaining my wife

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who is a green card holder, legal resident in this country.

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But, despite the court ruling and others making it

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through immigration, the Department of Homeland Security

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said it would continue to enforce the executive order.

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Prior to the court ruling, President Trump expressed

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satisfaction about how his ban was being implemented.

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It's working out very nicely and we are going

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strict ban and extreme vetting which we should have had in this

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And this morning he doubled down on Twitter.

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These Syrians thought their US visas offered them

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But this Christian family of eight was refused entry at Philadelphia

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airport and forced to fly back to Beirut.

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TRANSLATION: My son has been in America three years,

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and they did not even let me call him.

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They'd spent all their money on the plane tickets

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and seen their American dreams eradicated with the stroke of a pen.

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We can go live to New York. Protesters against this executive

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order that was signed on Friday and we have seen a weekend of protests

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with increasing numbers of voices from across the political and legal

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spectrum coming out against these new restrictions. We can speak to

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our correspondent at JFK airport. Just tell us what you have seen this

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how people are being affected by this executive order. There is a

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growing number of protesters who have come here to demonstrate

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against what they see as President from's Muslim ban, but inside the

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terminal more than 20 people have been detained since this order was

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signed on Friday. Among them relatives of people who are active

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members of the US military, who have come here to protest at the

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treatment of their relatives. There was also someone who had worked for

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the United States military in Iraq who was detained and then released,

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a Yemeni grandmother with diabetes, an elderly Somali man who was met by

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his son. These are the kinds of people who have been caught up in

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this and there are about 40 volunteer lawyers inside terminal

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four, many of them work for corporate law firms but they have

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come here to volunteer their services to provide legal

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representation for those detained and as of now, there are six people

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detained. I don't know whether you have seen the Foreign Office

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statement here. It basically has clarified that the order does not

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necessarily affect those coming from the UK. In practical terms, we are

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hearing all sorts of stories of people travelling from different

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parts of the world, is there any sense of clarity about what

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officials should be following? It is completely confused. Amongst those

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detained are people who are legal, permanent residence of the United

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States, green card holders. They have mostly been Iranian Americans

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who have been abroad for a variety of reasons. One is a student here on

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Rhode Island and she returned here and was detained. The administration

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already on talk shows walking back and saying this is not supposed to

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apply to holders of green cards. In the UK, there has been a lot of

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reaction to the migrant ban and there is a petition on the

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Parliament website saying President Trump should not be allowed the

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privilege of a state visit when he comes to the UK because it would

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embarrass the Queen. In less than a date it has gained nearly 700,000

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signatures meaning it could be considered for a debate in

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Parliament. In the last hour, the latest advice

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from the British Foreign Office is that the US Presidential

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executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one

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of the seven named countries and not To get more clarification on this

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statement, we're joined by our correspondent,

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Richard Lister. We have had a lot of coverage today

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of Mo Farah and also a British MP. This clarification, does it make

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things clear because it seems to be contrary to what we have heard? It

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is certainly good news for Mo Farah, but basically the Foreign and

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Commonwealth Office has put on its website a statement saying the

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Foreign Secretary has had conversations with the US government

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and they can clarify that anybody who is a UK national who happens to

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be travelling from one of the seven countries targeted by this executive

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order, anybody who is doing that who is a UK national, and the order does

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not apply to you even if you were born in one of those countries so UK

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nationals seem to be given a pass. If you are a dealer citizens of one

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of those countries, travelling to the US from outside those countries,

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the order does not apply to you. Mo Farah is a dual nationality Somali

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citizen. He is training in Ethiopian and he was concerned he would not

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get back to the US which is currently his home base. His family

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are there but if the Foreign Office is to be believed, he will be able

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to do that because he is not travelling to the US from one of

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those countries affected. What about those who have come from one of the

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countries named, but if they come to London for a night, and start a

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fresh journey, will they not be affected? There was the case of an

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Iraqi family who travelled through Cairo. They were turned back. They

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could argue, according to this advice, that they were travelling

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from Cairo but their journey originated in Iraq and so therefore

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they were turned back. The real problem is there is not a great deal

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of clarity about how these rules are being interpreted around the world

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and even the Trump administration seems to be backtracking that it

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said earlier this week. Again we are seeking clarification from the White

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House. That will come in the next few hours hopefully. Do stay with

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us. More ahead. The Socialist party in France makes

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is choice but does he stand a chance in the presidential election?

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Political and legal opposition is growing in the United States

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to President Trump's order to prevent the entry

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of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries.

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And the British government has been talking about British exemptions to

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the travel ban. A former education minister,

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Benoit Hamon, has won Sunday's run-off to be

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the French Socialist Party's The hard left politician

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was comfortably beating his rival the former Prime Minister,

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Manuel Valls, who conceded before With 60% of votes counted,

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Mr Benoit had just over Philippe Marliere is a lecturer

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in French and European politics at University College,

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London. Tell us about Benoit Hamon and does

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he have a chance to become president? It is a mountain to climb

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because they are so behind in the polls of the Socialist party which

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reflects how popular the government has been. This victory might turn a

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little bit the game, but also it will vitalise the left which has

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been clearly nonexistent and in disarray. I think his chance is to

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do that, try to unify the different segments of the left. First of all,

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his own party, which will not be easy because the right-wing might be

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tempted to look to the centre with the other candidates, but also on

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the left of the Socialist party, there is another candidate who is

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ahead. A difficult task for him to unify the left, make sure it does

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not lose too many votes in the centre. But at least the Socialist

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party gives itself a chance to at least not to get a crushing defeat.

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The fear of all moderates is that a Le Pen victory. I don't think it

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will impact much on her eventual victory as you say. I think you

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would have to look at Phil on who is in trouble for other reasons. It is

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an incredible race, full of upsets and surprises. He is accused of

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various things to do with his wife. This antiestablishment mood that we

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are seeing all over the world, how does this play into having a new,

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very left wing leader for the Socialist, very right wing popular

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leader. The main party, centre left, centre right... Don't inspire

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confidence and are not supported. Mac ron is doing well but he is a

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lonely man. He does not have a proper party behind him. He tries to

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get votes from the centre-left but he is in the centre so he will not

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make it to the second round. Benoit Hamon's victory changes the

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situation. At least there is someone to represent the values of the left,

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something a number of voters, those who voted for Francois Hollande had

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the lowest hope in this party. I think they can come back and support

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this party. Thank you. A US special forces raid

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against Al Qaeda in Yemen, authorised by President Trump,

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has killed at least fourteen The raid targeted the houses

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of three tribal chiefs linked In Myanmar, a leading member

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of the governing National League for Democracy has been shot dead

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at Yangon airport. Ko Ni, was a prominent Muslim member

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of Aung San Suu Kyi's party. A suspect has been detained

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but there's no further information Reports say 25 Chinese

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nationals on board a missing Malaysian boat have

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been found alive. But as many as six people

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are still missing. Malaysian naval ships

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and an aircraft have been searching for the vessel in a large sea area

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off the coast of Borneo. Hundreds of protesters are still

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demonstrating against those new orders, that executive order from

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President Trump on trying to restrict migration. We have heard

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about the kind of international condemnation that this refugee ban

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is attracting. What will be long-term consequences be on US

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foreign relations? First of all, we are seeing massive opposition, the

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attorneys general saying this is unconstitutional. Will this

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policyholder? President trumpeted is determined to implement the policy

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unless Republican senators organise against it, there is little

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difference protests can make but there is clearly outraged across the

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country not only to this but to others in the past week. What will

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be the impact on foreign relations with other countries we have seen?

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There is immense concerned that this will backfire and radicalised

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opposition? This order invites violence targeting US citizens, US

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interests. Clearly the world is appalled at the Islamophobia that is

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behind this executive order and there's a real risk of a violent

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backlash against the United States. Why has Saudi, Qatar and other Sunni

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states, citizens of those countries have been involved in

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radicalisation, why have they not been involved? It is curious. Those

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happen to be countries where Trump has business interests. I wonder if

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there is any link. When you say this is going to have a", some will say

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President Trump is saying, voicing a concern that many have around the

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world which is about security and he is taking action that is going to be

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popular. It is legitimate to have security concerns, but this idea of

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extreme betting is not new. Prior to the executive action, the vetting

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process was very intense. It would take an applicant to come here under

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the asylum programme or as a refugee 18-24 months to be approved. It is

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nothing new that can be done on the betting side. What is being done

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here is security is being used as an excuse to justify chauvinism and

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Islamophobia. How do you think it will in practical terms, have

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impacts on big countries like Iran? Seven countries listed here. We are

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hearing that Canada will provide temporary shelter to people stranded

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as a result of the tops order but a number of countries, how will it

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affect direct relations with the US? These countries will take reciprocal

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measures. Iran has said that if nationals are not able to travel to

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the US, they will do similar. This is going to have a ripple effect

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across... Sorry, they sound just breaking up. But thank you for

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speaking to us. Let's move on and catch up with some of the sport now.

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Big day in tennis. Roger Federer says he had never thought he would

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make it back to a grand slam final but he has picked up his 18th title.

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He spent the past six months on the sidelines with injury but he

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overcame Rafa Nadal in a thrilling final. I don't think either one of

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us believed we would be in the final was when we saw each other at the

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Academy five, four months ago and here we stand in the finals. Tennis

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is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there was one, I would be

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happy to accept one tonight and accept it with Rafa. It could not

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happen here, but it can happen on clay if I am able to play like this,

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hold matches like this and recover well... Opponents will not get that

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many free points and I am playing solely from the baseline, if I make

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that happen, I think I can have success on hard courts.

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Three more shocks in the English FA Cup on Sunday.

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But Manchester United are through to the last 16

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for Jose Mourinho's side - the manager made nine

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Chris Smalling made it 2-0 following a cross

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from Anthony Martial, who set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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But the big story coming out of Old Trafford

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was Bastian Schweinsteiger who marked his first

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Manchester United start for a year with a goal and an assist

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We deserved to win. The first half was not very good but we managed to

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be won- zero in front and then at half-time we spoke about changing a

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few things, the boys accepted it well and the second half was much

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better. We deserved to win, the job was done and we are in the last 16.

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Championship side Fulham pulled off an upset as they thrashed Hull City

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at Craven Cottage to progress to the fifth round.

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Afterwards the Hull boss Marco Silva said Fulham

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deserved to win the game - we have a lot of problems to solve

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with our team playing a lot of games in a row.

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Sutton United - a non-league club - have beaten Leeds United.

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Watford were also beaten 1-0 away at Millwall.

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Ghana are through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations...

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The Black Stars beat DR Congo thanks to a late penalty from Andre Ayew.

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Andre's brother Jordan had opened the scoring before

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Ghana will now face Cameroon in the semi-finals.

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Those semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

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Leo Santa Cruz beat Carl Frampton to win the WBA

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It was a rematch of their bout from last year which

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Frampton said he was surprised by Leo's ability to box on the back

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foot. He won on two rounds on two of the judges scorecards. Frampton is

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adamant that next time round he wants to fight in Belfast because

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his fans have now travelled here to the USA three times in a row but the

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pull of the casinos and the money here in Vegas means that those

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negotiations for the trilogy fight might be as feverish as the contest

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we saw here. That is it for the programme.

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Goodbye. The weather was very split today.

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Sunshine across Scotland, heavy rain in the south. The week ahead very

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unsettled. Potentially turning very windy towards the end of the week.

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Lots of weather fronts and areas of low pressure starting to develop out

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on the Atlantic. The clouds are racing our way. One area of rain

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clears away, tonight we have another one heading in our direction and

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reaching Cornwall by the morning. Scotland a different story, clear

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skies here and a sharp frost. Down south it will be mild, at the very

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least cloudy first thing in the morning. Not a lot of brightness and

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the further north you go, the drier it is and by Cumbria, northwards

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through the lowlands of Scotland, very frosty start here. Freezing fog

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in one or two spots and possibly I see as well. Through the morning,

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into the afternoon, that rain moves across and that means another great,

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drizzly day. Eastern areas, particularly Scotland and the

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north-east some sunshine. I'll fast cloudy with spots of rain. This mass

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of cloud and rain and drizzle hangs around into Monday evening, but

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Northern areas staying dry. Tuesday, rain anywhere across the UK coming

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and going. Patchy, western areas could brighten up a little bit later

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on. And milder, 10 degrees in Belfast, ten across Yorkshire.

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Wednesday we are between weather systems and it brightens up. A large

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chunk of the UK should have a bright if not sunny Wednesday and then on

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Thursday, low-pressure approaches. The winds will start to increase,

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that will push in a weather front and some rain. Mild, ten even as far

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north as Newcastle and Glasgow and then Saturday, very windy

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potentially.

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