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The Trump administration is scrapping a scheme
that protects some young migrants from deportation.
The open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an
unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.
Russia's President Putin warns that a military stand-off
with North Korea threatens a global catastrophe.
A new hurricane in the Atlantic strengthens
into a potentially catastrophic category five storm -
And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge win their privacy
Hello and welcome to World News Today.
The Trump administration has announced it's scrapping a policy
that protects young undocumented migrants in the United States
The policy known as Daca was introduced
in 2012 by President Obama, who wanted to give them
It's estimated that around 800,000 people are affected
The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said the policy
was unconstitutional and an open-ended circumvention
The executive branch, through Daca, deliberately sought to achieve
what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorise
Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws
was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by
The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other
things, contributed to a surge of minors at the southern border
that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences.
It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans
by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.
We can speak now to the BBC's Richard Lister in Washington.
In the President Trump are also policies. Some have been scuppered
by the practicalities of Washington. Will this definitely happen? I don't
think so, far from it. What he has done is he's seen over the past few
months the political realities of this situation, which is the vast
majority of Americans believe that these people should be allowed to
stay. They have known no other country, for most part, for the full
lives. He has made some statements about how he loves the Dreamers. He
has campaigned on the fact that she will abolish this legislation and
the Conservative people are holding on to it. He's pointed it over to
Congress. Congress have been trying to do it is diverse and why. The
idea they can do it in the next six months is optimistic. What are the
politics and Congress? Plenty of a there represent parts of America
close to the border, where there are thousands of immigrants. This is one
of the reasons why this kind of legislation has never been passed,
the Republican party is divided on it. Some of the comments today, John
McCain, a prominent Republican, said that what was announced today was
the wrong approach to immigration policy. Republican Congress manner
with a opposing it you said that this would be political suicide if
Daca isn't abolished. It is conceivably possible that Congress
could decide that they feel that the American people believe these
800,000 individuals should be allowed to remain. That's what
Donald Trump came into office promising would never happen. One
less thing to understand, whilst his process happens, will they be
immediate consequences for any of these 800,000 people? Not really. As
far as these people are concerned, if they have currently signed up to
a two year work permit, which we all will have done, work or study, they
will be allowed to sit out for these two years. They will remain in the
US for that time. If their prominence are due to expire before
that time, they have an -- until early October to renew. They have a
two-year window to wait and see what happens. If Congress decides that
they should not be allowed to remain after that, they are liable for
deportation, even though it has been stressed they would not be a
high-priority target. Our website has more
on President Trump's decision to end Including this video
about Jesus Contreras, who helped rescue flood victims
after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. Russian President Vladimir Putin
says further sanctions against North Korea are useless
and that ramping up military preparations could lead
to global catastrophe. It comes after the US said it
would table a new UN resolution on tougher sanctions in the wake
of the latest test of Of the eastern coast
of South Korea, today The commander of this fleet
said they were training South Korea has held military drills
for two days now in response Pyongyang claims it's successfully
made a hydrogen bomb that can be fitted onto missiles capable
of reaching America. At a UN conference in
Geneva, North Korea's The recent self defence images
by my country DPRK are gift package The US will receive more gift
packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless
provocations and futile attempts Those attempts include further
squeezing North Korea's economy. But some don't think
that's a good idea. TRANSLATION: The use of sanctions
of any kind in this case is already As I told my colleagues yesterday,
they will eat grass but they will not give up this
programme if they do not feel safe. South Korea doesn't feel safe either
and so were setting up this American anti-missile defence system designed
to shoot down enemy rockets. And now President Trump has said
he is allowing Japan and South Korea to buy more sophisticated military
equipment from the US. He's also agreed to remove limits
on these South Korean missiles. Lifting restrictions on the weight
of the warheads they can carry. It's this country, South Korea,
which has the most to lose Some people here even still have
family living up in the north. They've heard these threats
for so long now that they've almost And yet things are
a bit different now. TRANSLATION: The experiment
North Korea did this time was much larger in scale and so it
makes me nervous. This woman says she is worried
but she doesn't believe war Barely 50 kilometres
from the border with North Korea, people here live each day
with the knowledge that they are vulnerable,
but with a strong belief that the peace that has held
for more than 60 years In Harvard for us is
Professor Graham Allison, who served as Assistant US Secretary
of Defense in the first Clinton Administration,
when they too had to consider what to do about Pyongyang's
weapons programme. What advice did you offer them and
what advice would you offer the Trump administration now? This could
stars is different but if they go back to 1994, that was when North
Korea was for the first time acquiring the mature real for
nuclear weapons. It was believed at the time that I was there that we
should offer two options to North Korea, eliminate the material we
will do so by an air strike. I strongly supported that
recommendation and even in retrospect I believe that that was
our best choice. We knew, however, that in response to that North Korea
could conceivably have attacked Seoul and initiated a second Korean
War. This is the land of lousy options. He failed in Iraq and now
North Korea has 60 nuclear weapons. -- we have failed. It has the
ability to deliver nuclear weapons against Japan, South Korea and is
just about to be able to secure capability against the West Coast.
Today, given that North Korea has weekly weapons and the capacity to
deliver weapons against South Korea, Japan, including American bases, I
think a military option needs to make it as credible as possible.
It's extremely difficult to make credible. I would have reservations.
What did you make about China's statement that it would not allow
war on the peninsula? South Korea and China are both saying they can
think of four on the peninsular because it is almost a navigable. --
think of war on the. But I'm in the business of thinking about the
unthinkable is. The US couldn't imagine what against China,
MacArthur couldn't even imagine it. Chairman Mao certainly didn't want a
war with the US but it came. What they are expressing is there hope
and aspiration that there would not be a war but also their fears that
the consequence of the chain of evidence we are now seeing could
actually end in a war. -- chain of events. Would you agree that what
we've seen in the past few days is the evidence of the will's great
powers to do anything about this? -- the world's great progress. Has the
chance past? This is a good reminder that great powers are not as great
as they might imagine they are. A little, isolated country like North
Korea, if it is determined to do so, can build nuclear weapons and
capabilities to deliver them. This also reminds us that the failures to
act when you can act preventively lead you often to circumstance in
which your options have narrowed and they've gotten worse. I think this
is a case that gives us too sharp reminders of the necessity to try to
deal with the stitch in time that saves dying or the action that can
be taken at the point at which it can be taken. Interesting to talk.
Thank you for your time. Life from Hertford. -- live from Hertford.
Let's take a look at some of the other
A row over how much money Britain should pay
the European Union when it leaves will go on until the Brexit
That's according to the UK's Brexit minister David Davis.
He's been briefing MPs at the start a new session of Parliament.
He said the talks had been tough and confrontational.
A four-year-old girl in Italy has died of malaria,
where the disease was eradicated several decades ago.
Sofia Zago died in Brescia, in northern Italy, on Sunday night.
Doctors are puzzled about how she contracted the disease
as the girl hadn't visited any countries where malaria is common.
Bangladesh has called on world leaders to put pressure
on the Burmese government to take back Rohinja Muslims,
who've fled the recent fighting in Myanmar.
The UN says another 35,000 have crossed the border
Our correspondent Sanjoy Majumder sent this report
from near the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar's Rakhine State -
where the vast majority of Rohingya Muslims live.
These are the latest batch of Rohingya refugees who've arrived
Lots of children, as you can see, a lot of women.
They're exhausted, because whatever food they had to eat along
But the biggest thing for them is, they've made it to relative safety.
Now, over on that side is Myanmar's Rakhine State where,
over the past few days, we've seen fresh fires break out,
There's no way, of course, to verify this, and these people
What they'll do now is head to any temporary shelter they can find -
by the side of a hill, inside a building, just to get
The biggest thing now is, even though they've got
here to safety, what'll happen to them next?
They have to be fed and then, eventually, they need
to find some place to live, some place to build
Sanjoy Majumder reporting there from the Bangladesh border.
Just as the clean-up begins after hurricane Harvey, islands
across the Caribbean are being told to speed up their preparations
Irma is churning in the Atlantic ocean
as a category five hurricane, the most severe designation,
pushing towards the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The exact path is hard to predict, but many are now bracing
With me is Stav Danaos from the BBC weather service.
visit is dangerous. Wind gusts over 200 miles an hour, 185 mph sustained
wind speed. This has put it into one of the top three strongest ever
Atlantic hurricanes. This is seriously powerful. It is moving
westwards at the moment and will continue to do so. By the early
hours, 7am, GMT, it will make landfall across some of the Isles,
potentially Antigua. The strongest winds are around the eye. This is
the image showing have take the eye is. It is quite a small area in
comparison to the size of the store but with this area makes landfall as
we -- is where there will be devastation. How does it compare
with Harvey? It's different. Harvey weakened as it made landfall and it
almost stalled, it became and intense phenomenal rain event.
That's why we saw such huge amounts of April. The wind wasn't really a
problem. This system is dangerous because of the potential flooding,
damaging winds, catastrophically dangerous winds. Also a significant
storm surge, because the storm is so deep, the low pressure is so deep.
One of the places in Irma's sights is Cuba.
The BBC's Will Grant joins us now from Havana.
Tell us about the preparations that I imagine are being planned. They
are, at this stage they are mainly plant at a level of neighbourhood.
-- been declined. Individual families getting ready. Cuba knows
how to get ready for hurricanes but so far there hasn't been a huge
amount of preparation at a Government level. A few days to go
before it reaches Cuba and they are waiting to see exactly what the
trajectory will be, I think. The story at this stage is further east
than Cuba, in the direction in which the hurricane Irma is ticking. It
looks set to hit some of the smaller Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico is
getting ready and they look very likely to receive the product of
this storm. Quite a lot, perhaps too many Cubans, banking on the fact it
might lose some of its power between hereunder. Presumably, Cuba has a
lot of experience dealing with storms. If it does come their way,
this will not be a complete shock? Absolutely, in the past they've
shown that they listen to the instructions, so if they are ordered
to evacuate they do so. There are other difficulties in other parts of
the Caribbean of people, particularly in rural areas,
insisting to stay with their animals, that is not such a problem
in Cuba because of the centralised Government and they control, they
tend to do what they are told when told to do so by the state. That
said, the idea of this hurricane would run along the northern
coastline of Cuba, picking up our weather, causing foot soldiers, is
particularly worrying. -- causing flood surges. If the storm does
avoid stupor, we will have to keep an eye on it.
Vladimir Putin claims that 4000 Russian citizens
are fighting in Syria on the side of so-called Islamic State.
Many of them have travelled there from the Russian
Our Russia correspondent Steve Rosenberg has travelled
to Dagestan to find out why people are leaving and what it means
They used to believe that this is where the gods
In Dagestan today, the battle cry is Jihad for people leaving these
Artur Magomedov says his wife was drawn to radical Islam.
One day without telling him, she took their two daughters
and left for Syria to join so-called Islamic State.
Desperate to rescue his children, Artur smuggled himself
into Isis-controlled territory in Syria.
To escape from the caliphate, they headed to the Turkish border.
TRANSLATION: I picked up my little girl and told my
The Turkish border guards were just 50 metres away
We dived into an irrigation ditch and hid there with
Then we escaped through some long grass and I saw
TRANSLATION: My youngest daughter asked me later,
how come everyone else has a mother and I don't?
But I know the girls are still in touch with their
It's not only from this house, this village that people
Dagestan has become a key recruiting ground for Islamic State.
The authorities here say that 1200 Dagestanis have
That means that, relative to its population, this part
of Russia has produced ten times more jihadists than Belgium,
which is Europe's top source of fighters for the caliphate.
What has been drawing Dagestanis to Syria?
Marat says he was brainwashed by radical preachers online.
He had abandoned his pregnant wife in Dagestan for jihad in Syria.
TRANSLATION: I felt my sole duty was to wage holy
It was just Muslims fighting Muslims.
Some claim the authorities have made the situation worse.
In this town, I'm shown the mosque of a fundamentalist branch of Islam.
He admits that up to six members of the congregation
But closing the mosque, he says, is no solution.
When the young people are here with us, he says,
But shut the mosque and the young people leave.
Who knows where they go and what they are doing?
Islam is part of the fabric of life in these mountains.
But the kind of Islam the authorities want people
here to embrace is an Islam that preaches tolerance and that
supports the Government, so that Dagestanis won't feel
A court has ordered a French celebrity magazine to pay ?100,000
in damages to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for publishing topless
photos of the Duchess five years ago.
The photographs, taken when William and Kate
were on holiday at a private chateau in Provence, were printed
On one side of the Channel today, there was barely
a front-page without her - the Duchess of Cambridge,
Her private life a cause for media interest, national comment,
But when does interest become intrusion?
In the Paris suburbs today, judges ruled that French
celebrity magazine Closer did invade her privacy by
publishing topless photos of the Duchess on holiday.
The magazine Editor and Chief Executive were each
fined 45,000 euros - the maximum penalty,
C'est le montant maximum prevu par la loi.
The Royal couple were also awarded 100,000 euros in damages.
A high figure for France, but far smaller than the 1.5 million
The lawyer for Closer described the amount requested
as extravagant and said the private lives of
the Royal Family were a matter of public interest.
TRANSLATION: The photos showed a couple in love.
And I'll remind you that in the case of the Duke's parents,
we were led to believe that they adored each other
by being given official photographs and it wasn't the reality.
Here, at least, the photos aren't offensive and show
It's in the public interest to know that.
The Duke of Cambridge said the clandestine way the photographs
were taken had been particularly shocking and all the more painful
given the way his mother, Diana, had died here in Paris,
In a statement after today's ruling, Kensington Palace described
photographs as a serious breach of privacy and said the couple
wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified
Last week, William went to view tributes laid to Princess Diana
on the twentieth anniversary of her death.
Having watched the media make both hero and hostage of his mother,
the Duke of Cambridge seems determined to stop the same thing
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