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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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