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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK


Political and legal opposition is growing


in the United States to President Trump's


The British Prime Minister tells her ministers to raise


concerns with their American counterparts about


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


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


And a sweet moment for Roger Federer.


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


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


chief legal advisors - have condemned an executive order


from President Trump restricting immigration from seven mainly


They say the move is unconstitutional,


The Attorneys General said in a joint statement


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


One federal judge has temporarily halted


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


The German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said the fight


against terrorism does not justify putting people from specific


backgrounds or faiths under general suspicion.


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


on refugees and immigrants from certain countries


The right-wing populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders tweeted:


"No more immigration from any Islamic country is


At home, the administration has has downplayed a court ruling


which temporarily rules out deporting people who have already


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


Meanwhile, angry protests continue around the country.


Protest is becoming a permanent feature of the Trump presidency.


And at JFK Airport last night the demonstrations lasted deep


New York has always been the great gateway into America.


The protesters believe the executive order flies


Demonstrations took place across the country, these are scenes


in Boston as a US senator defied the US president.


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


At this courthouse in Brooklyn came a late night legal challenge


and civil liberties lawyers emerged claiming a victory.


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


If President Trump enacts laws or executive orders


that are unconstitutional, and illegal, the courts are


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


At the arrivals hall at Dallas Airport outside


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


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


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


But, despite the court ruling and others making it


through immigration, the Department of Homeland Security


said it would continue to enforce the executive order.


Prior to the court ruling, President Trump expressed


satisfaction about how his ban was being implemented.


It's working out very nicely and we are going


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


And this morning he doubled down on Twitter.


These Syrians thought their US visas offered them


But this Christian family of eight was refused entry at Philadelphia


airport and forced to fly back to Beirut.


TRANSLATION: My son has been in America three years,


and they did not even let me call him.


They'd spent all their money on the plane tickets


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


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


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


with increasing numbers of voices from across the political and legal


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


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


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


growing number of protesters who have come here to demonstrate


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this and there are about 40 volunteer lawyers inside terminal


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


come here to volunteer their services to provide legal


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


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


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


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


hearing all sorts of stories of people travelling from different


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Parliament website saying President Trump should not be allowed the


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


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


signatures meaning it could be considered for a debate in


Parliament. In the last hour, the latest advice


from the British Foreign Office is that the US Presidential


executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one


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


statement, we're joined by our correspondent,


Richard Lister. We have had a lot of coverage today


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


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


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


Commonwealth Office has put on its website a statement saying the


Foreign Secretary has had conversations with the US government


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


from Cairo but their journey originated in Iraq and so therefore


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


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


and even the Trump administration seems to be backtracking that it


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


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


us. More ahead. The Socialist party in France makes


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


Political and legal opposition is growing in the United States


to President Trump's order to prevent the entry


of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries.


And the British government has been talking about British exemptions to


the travel ban. A former education minister,


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


the French Socialist Party's The hard left politician


was comfortably beating his rival the former Prime Minister,


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


Mr Benoit had just over Philippe Marliere is a lecturer


in French and European politics at University College,


London. Tell us about Benoit Hamon and does


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this party. Thank you. A US special forces raid


against Al Qaeda in Yemen, authorised by President Trump,


has killed at least fourteen The raid targeted the houses


of three tribal chiefs linked In Myanmar, a leading member


of the governing National League for Democracy has been shot dead


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


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


but there's no further information Reports say 25 Chinese


nationals on board a missing Malaysian boat have


been found alive. But as many as six people


are still missing. Malaysian naval ships


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


off the coast of Borneo. Hundreds of protesters are still


demonstrating against those new orders, that executive order from


President Trump on trying to restrict migration. We have heard


about the kind of international condemnation that this refugee ban


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


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


attorneys general saying this is unconstitutional. Will this


policyholder? President trumpeted is determined to implement the policy


unless Republican senators organise against it, there is little


difference protests can make but there is clearly outraged across the


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


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


There is immense concerned that this will backfire and radicalised


opposition? This order invites violence targeting US citizens, US


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


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


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


states, citizens of those countries have been involved in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


hearing that Canada will provide temporary shelter to people stranded


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Three more shocks in the English FA Cup on Sunday.


But Manchester United are through to the last 16


for Jose Mourinho's side - the manager made nine


Chris Smalling made it 2-0 following a cross


from Anthony Martial, who set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan


But the big story coming out of Old Trafford


was Bastian Schweinsteiger who marked his first


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


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


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


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


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


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


at Craven Cottage to progress to the fifth round.


Afterwards the Hull boss Marco Silva said Fulham


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


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


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


Watford were also beaten 1-0 away at Millwall.


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


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


Andre's brother Jordan had opened the scoring before


Ghana will now face Cameroon in the semi-finals.


Those semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday next week.


Leo Santa Cruz beat Carl Frampton to win the WBA


It was a rematch of their bout from last year which


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


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


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


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


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


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


we saw here. That is it for the programme.


Goodbye. The weather was very split today.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


drizzly day. Eastern areas, particularly Scotland and the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


north as Newcastle and Glasgow and then Saturday, very windy




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