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hello. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top stories: the us imposes new sanctions on iran following a recent ballistic missile test. iran promises to retaliate. a man who was shot and injured after trying to attack french security forces in paris has been identified as a 29—year—old egyptian. the united states has imposed new sanctions on iran to punish it for a recent ballistic missile test, and for what it calls tehran‘s continued support for terrorism. they will target twelve companies and thirteen individuals in iran and elsewhere. iran said the sanctions breach the un deal under which it agreed to curb its nuclear programme. white house spokesman, sean spicer, said president trump was determined
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to keep iran in check. today's sanctions really represent a very, very a strong stand against the actions iran's been. taking. let me make it very clear, the deal struck previously was not in the best interests of this country and president trump will do everything he can to make sure iran is stayed in check. these kind of sanctions don't happen quickly, but i think the timing of them was clearly in reaction to what we've seen over the last couple of days. we knew we had these options available to us because they've been worked through the process. in response, iran has acknowledged that it conducted a missile test, but insists the test didn't violate the 2015 nuclear accord nor a un security council resolution banning ballistic missiles for another eight years. its foreign ministry condemned the new sanctions, saying:
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us correspondent of bbc persian, bahman kalbasi explained how these actions from the trump administration are different from the handling of iran by obama administration. it is at a new level we haven't heard over the last it is at a new level we haven't heard over the last few years, the obama administration even when they imposed sanctions in response to the missile test, which iran and washington agreed to disagree on. because they both acknowledged the tests are not a violation of the iran deal and even me security council, the us says it is, iran says it is not because in the text of the security council it only calls on iran to refrain from these tests.
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but nevertheless even when they imposed the sanctions under the obama administration, the language we see now wasn't there. the threat of military action, the sentence that iranians find very offensive when they say no options are off the table. they see it as a possibility of an attack. and americans, especially under the obama administration, stopped using it as much, especially after the nuclear deal, now a new sheriff is in town and they're telegraphing to tehran that they will not only use that language but go even further and threaten it with possibly more sanctions notjust the ones we saw today. in the nature of the sanctions themselves, they're not something extraordinary. they're not going to be consequential for the iranian economy and from iran's point of view they're not a violation of the deal because even though they might say it is, because similar sanctions have been imposed before and they didn't get as a violation.
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but nevertheless the difference between now and then is there was a channel between the two countries, between foreign minister zarif, former secretary of state john kerry, even when these things happen there was a way to de—escalate. but right now that channel doesn't exist and there doesn't seem to be us media says a federaljudge in seattle as issued a temporary ban on the immigration ban from seven majority muslim countries. two other news... one of the most important us regulations introduced in the aftermath of the global financial crisis is being looked at by donald trump. you are watching bbc news.
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lots still to come, including... oh, yes, nearly 50 years ago they helped invent heavy—metal now black sabbath are about to play their last and finalgig. to are about to play their last and final gig. to the breaking news. us media as saying a usjudge in seattle as issued a nationwide temporary block on president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly muslim countries. we cross live to washington. david willis is there. explain what is going on here? reports are still coming in but what this appears to represent, just a week after the controversial
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executive order was introduced by donald trump, banning immigrants from seven majority will some countries for a temporary period. now we have the broadest ruling to date from a federaljudge in seattle basically granting a restraining order on these bad nationwide. —— this ban. this is a challenge on the executive order on the state of washington and minnesota and lawyers for those two states could tended this order is unconstitutional race on the fact it discriminates against people on the grounds of their religion. what this means is people from those seven majority will some countries will now, in theory, be able to apply for entry to the us just before this ban was introduced
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a week ago. this is a major challenge to the trump administration. variousjudges challenge to the trump administration. various judges as issued orders against it before but this is the first which is nationwide. the administration could appeal but it has not done so. we are back to where we were before the executive order. it produced chaos at airports across the country. people were detained, some were actually sent back and deported. there were protests at many airports in the us. now it is down to airlines and border control to implement and enforce these new court ruling instead of the executive order so we could have all chaos this upcoming weekend. you speak of the chaos. we are not clear about the number of visas effect it
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with the state department saying fewer than 60000 and yet government lawyers elsewhere citing a figure of 100,000. really chaotic? absolutely. the state department making the point that some of the visas are that were quoted by the federal prosecutor when he gave the figure of 100,000, some visas have expired so of 100,000, some visas have expired so they make the point it is fewer than 60,000. it sounds like a lot but they make the point is a issue millions over a year. millions have been reinstated again. those who are permanent residents, i.e. green card holders, will not be affected by this band but clearly others will be. eu leaders have been meeting in
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malta for the first summit of the year. here's our deputy political editorjohn pienaar. a stroll in the sun among europe's leaders, but soon theresa may will be walking alone after brexit, then she'll need all the friends she can get. friends, she believes, like donald trump. she took his hand last week and took home his promise of 100% commitment to the nato alliance. officials have their uses. one high—ranking civil servant was suddenly appointed bag carrier today. she had work to do. offering to help the eu in future just as she'd helped the cause of nato. will that us relationship help in that? well, i think it's important that we got the 100% commitment to nato because nato has been so crucial in protecting the security, notjust of the uk but also of europe and will do so in the future.
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but as we look to our negotiations what i want to build with the eu is a strong partnership. we want a strong continuing eu and a strong partnership because we're not leaving europe, we're leaving the eu. the prime minister's flying visit here is just part of her mission to hold on to britain's global clout after brexit. theresa may's hope by showing she can deal with donald trump and get results, she'll get a better brexit dealfrom eu leaders who may look to her to help fight europe's corner with the new president. but like so much of theresa may's plan for brexit, it won't be easy. theresa may's welcome was warm enough at this informal summit, though she could be forgiven a few nerves, not everyone was interested in new ways to connect with president trump. we've got twitter for that, one leader said. and president hollande insisted it was france's job to develop the eu's relationship with america after brexit. but the eu council president, donald tusk,
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saw a role for mrs may and britain. the uk can, inside europe or outside europe, eu, not europe, can be very helpful. and i have no doubt also after today's discussions and what theresa may said, i have no doubt that today we can feel some kind of spirit of solidarity. but the summit host warned the eu would fight its own corner if necessary against president trump. we cannot stay silent where there are principles involved. and as in any good relationship we will have and we will speak very clearly where we think those principles are being trampled on. just now the moods almost amicable. eu leaders took a boat ride together today. but hard negotiations to come will decide how far britain stays aboard with europe's future or whether the uk is left to chart its own course alone. john pienaar, bbc news, valetta.
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a french soldier has shot and seriously wounded a man who attacked guards at the louvre museum in paris. a police spokesman said the man, who was wielding a machete, had shouted "god is greatest" in arabic. the french prime minister said it appeared to be a terrorist attack. the attacker has been identified as abdullah reda al—hamamy, a 29—year—old egyptian national who arrived in france from dubai last week on a tourist visa. jonny dymond reports. in the heart of paris, at the entrance to one of its cultural treasures, an attacker is brought down by the military. an egyptian, he'd come to the city eight days ago. he was stopped as he tried to enter the shops beneath the louvre. he shouted, "allahu akbar", god is great in arabic. and then swung at a soldier with one
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of the two machetes he was carrying. the soldier fired from the ground, all around confusion and fear. translation: it happened very fast, really it all went quickly. everyone was panicking and we thought of our lives, we saw death coming for us, with everything's that's been happening at the moment. we were very, very scared. injured in the attack, the soldier who'd been struck and then brought down the attacker. the french president in malta at the eu summit said it was a terrorist attack. the situation, he said, was under control. translation: the threat is there. it remains, and we have to face it. that's the reason we mobilise these resources and will continue to do so as long as it is needed. for the authorities, this was proof that the high—profile security presence in the capital and across france really does work. it was also a reminder
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of the attacks that took so many lives here, and of the threat that remains in paris and beyond. by the end of the day the louvre was open again but paris and france remain on high alert. jonny dymond, bbc news, paris. the headlines: iran has condemned new sanctions imposed by the trump administration and has threatened measures of its own. officials in paris say a man who carried out a machete attack was an egyptian in france on a tourist visa. there have been violent clashes in northern kenya between police and traditional herdsman who are driving thousands
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of cattle into private land. wildlife has been killed and a bbc tea m wildlife has been killed and a bbc team was shot at while trying to fill a stand—off between authorities and farmers. they blame drought but ranchers are blaming politics with the election just a few months away. one of the tourist hotspots in kenya is where our africa correspondent has spent the last two days. in the grasslands below mount kenya, farmers are fighting a daily battle to keep control of their land. wildlife is being killed and tourist lodges hit, as herds of cattle are being illegally driven onto private land by traditional herdsman in their tens of thousands. this is a game ranch. buffaloes and elephants usually drink here, the traditional
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herdsman are driving their cattle through, destroying the land. it is because of drought, he told me. this is the only place there is pasture, the only place we can bring our ca ls. the only place we can bring our cals. what farmers aid is less about drought and more about politics, land exchanged for votes. this is a tourist lodge set alight by herdsmen, angry after clashes with security forces left one man dead. the owners were forced to flee and then the looting began. the reality is that there are too many people and too much livestock. it is a global thing, notjust kenya. and too much livestock. it is a globalthing, notjust kenya. people have been misused and told to go and destroy property, wildlife, destroy the place. it isn't about white branches, it is about the whole community. there is a landscape of different people who are suffering. overgrazing destroys a carefully
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managed environment, but also has other costs. elephants are shot either because they threatened cattle or for their ivory. we can't fight fire with fire. this is a very volatile situation and whatever we do we have to tread incredibly carefully. there are certain people in the government who also have livestock here and also with two tribes who has a history of warfare between each other. the police don't have the manpower to stop the invasions. this stand—off did little to move on the herdsman and approaching them is dangerous. we came under fire. we just stumbled across some of the illegal cattle herders who are on this land and as we got close to them shot is running out. one of them shot is running out. one of them went just them shot is running out. one of them wentjust over the car. until them wentjust over the car. until the rule of law and land rights are restored, the herdsmen will continue
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their march and the violence and damage will spread. there's been more heavy fighting in eastern ukraine, with government forces and russian—backed rebels accusing each other of attacking civilians. fighting has intensified over the last few days. the focus of some of the heaviest clashes on the government—held city of avdiivka, just over 16 kilometres from rebel—held donetsk. our correspondent tom burridge has been there and sent this report. a wait for food — part of their perpetual nightmare of war. but for thousands, the city of avdiivka is still their home. it's now the epicentre of the worst fighting in eastern ukraine in two years. she says she sits at home trembling when the night—time routine of heavy shelling begins. today we met valentina. still in shock, her daughter was
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killed in the shelling last night. she still hadn't told her nine—year—old grandson. translation: the child still doesn't know his mother is gone. and i don't know how to tell him. "who was firing?", asks the dead woman's cousin. "who is responsible for eastern ukraine being covered in blood?" we found elena's husband clearing up the family's apartment where his wife was killed. the reality is, most of the civilians living in the city, just a short distance from the front line in that direction, they have no where else to go and are stuck here. stuck in the madness of the conflict in eastern ukraine. it's why a woman, an innocent woman, died last night. there, in the same apartment block, was a british journalist. freelancer christopher nunn was badly injured to the head. we met the ukrainian army doctor who treated him.
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he had an injured face and injured eye. i think a fragment of rocket go into his eye. he is lucky. because he didn't die? they are treating the injured and receiving the dead at avdiivka's tiny hospital everyday. the ukrainian army, which holds the city, is fighting russian backed separatists. ukraine and russia both blame each otherfor the increase in violence. civilians have also been killed in the separatist—held city of donetsk. russia claims the authorities here, which it supports, are in a battle for independence. but there is clear evidence the conflict, which has ruined cities like avdiivka, has been fuelled by russia. and countries like britain accuse moscow of violating the sovereignty of ukraine. war here has a familiar feel, but things could now once again spiral out of control. that report is on a website,
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including more details. several 100 thousand protesters have again taken to the streets in romania, calling for the government to scrap decrees that they fear will encourage already rampant corruption. the new laws would spare anyone convicted of corruption with less than a certain amount of money. this is the biggest protest movement in romania since the fall of common is an in 1989. —— communism. the band credited with inventing heavy metal will play their final gig on saturday night in their hometown of birmingham, right here in england. black sabbath pioneered their sound back in 1968. 20 years later, one in every five albums sold in the us was from that genre. black sabbath‘s legendary front man, ozzy osbourne, gave his final tv interview as a member of the band
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to our entertainment correspondent colin paterson. four teenagers from birmingham who quit their factoryjobs and started a musical genre which travelled the globe. # finished with my woman ‘cause she couldn't help me with my mind.# without black sabbath, there would be no heavy metal. but from tomorrow night, and one final hometown gig, there will be no black sabbath. if i'm being honest, utterly excited and kind of devastated. it's unbelievable. ozzy osbourne, the end of black sabbath. why? well, it's run its course, really. it just felt right. when we did the first black sabbath album, i remember thinking, ah, it'll be all right for a couple of years. it's kind of like being put in a barrel and rolled down the biggest mountain ever, and you come out and you're like, it's 49 years later.
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this is where it all began, the crown pub, right here in the centre of birmingham. back in 1968, black sabbath, or earth, as they were called at the time played their first gig. the fee that night — they weren't paid in money, but in t—shirts. how things have changed. this farewell tour with founding members tony iommi and geezer butler has taken more than £60 million in ticket sales. i've been collecting over the last 25 or 30 years. but for dedicated fans, tomorrow night is not going to be an easy one. a mixture of emotions really. i'm sure i'll shed a few tears on the final night. which is to be expected. and even ozzy, the self—professed prince of darkness, isn't ruling out the possibility of having a cry on stage. my emotions are flying all over the place. let's see what happens. black sabbath, heavy metal pioneers, but tomorrow mightjust bring out their soft side.
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colin paterson, bbc news, birmingham. # can you help me occupy my brain?# when i interviewed him and number of yea rs when i interviewed him and number of years ago ozzy spent the whole time cracking jokes and didn't take me seriously at all. many music fans are now choosing to go back to vinyl. we are going to take you to a stall leading the way. but it isn't in brooklyn or adelaide, instead there's a market stall in nairobi, which is determined to keep people spinning the decks. we've gone to meet the man behind it. my name is james rugami. everybody around here knows me as jimmy.
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vinyl records and vinyl record players dealer. i've had this store since 1989. this place is nairobi's kenyatta markets. the main attractions here is roast meat and of course myself. i guess we have like over 6000 records. there's all genre. there's benga, there's rumba, there's blues, there's country, instrumentals, movie soundtracks. i recently got myself a radio like this one. a record player. a record player, yeah. and i was wondering where to get this kind of music. a lot of young people are buying records and really appreciating. i have clients who come from all over the world
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and they are happy to find that there is vinyl to buy. east african vinyl records are getting harder and harder to find. and unfortunately, there are no companies doing the pressing of the re—issues. all through even when music shops were changing from vinyl to digital stuff, i always kept on buying vinyl records from shops that were closing down. i couldn't stop. it's a sickness... maybe. we are not going to change. vinyl is king. just keep spinning. yes, vinyl does sound better! more
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as always on our website and coming up as always on our website and coming up shortly is click. first, the weekend weather forecast. hello, good morning. things are calming down a bit for this weekend. on friday, we had an area of low pressure bringing strong winds onto the south coast of england — gusts of 60 mph. big waves and rough seas. outbreaks of rain and even some snow over the hills. and here, earlier on in the night across parts of northern ireland. the wet weather is moving northwards up into scotland right now. clearer skies following on across england and wales. maybe northern ireland, too. meaning it will be chilly with the risk of icy patches. another area of low pressure on the scene on saturday. we will miss the worst about it but it could bring disruptive weather around the bay of biscay and into france. a lot of people travelling up for the six nations rugby. for the two matches on saturday, it looks like it's going to be generally fine. improving weather at murrayfield. it should be dry in london. a chance of rain first thing from the weather system that is bringing the wet and windy weather into france but away from the south—east corner
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of england, it could be a dry, chilly, bright start across england and wales. a few showers coming into the north—west corner of england. it should have dried off for much of northern ireland. a cold and wet picture north of the central belt. for scotland, rain and snow in the hills. one or two showers further south and developing later in the day in west wales and the far south—west of england. that area of low pressure takes the rain away from the extreme south—east of england and eventually that cloud breaks as well. for many parts of the uk, it will be dry with quite a bit of sunshine but a bit colder, temperatures seven or eight degrees. looking at the showers developing in the west and south—west. that develops into a more organised band of rain. again, there could be snow in the hills. either side of that, the winds are quite light, skies clearer. there could be frost and maybe some icy patches but also some patches of freezing fog as well.
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certainly not widespread but that will take a while to clear from parts of southern england and maybe northern ireland on sunday. a lot of that rain tends to peter out, leaving us with a few showers around across the northern part of the uk but further south, it could be dry. again, some sunshine coming through but a chillierfeel. 6—8 degrees. clear skies and light winds overnight and it could be quite a frosty start on monday morning. again, some patches of freezing fog which could take a little while to clear away. we have a bump of high pressure to start next week but lurking out towards the west, signs of change again, stronger winds on the way. that will blow in outbreaks of rain off the atlantic and tend to lift the temperatures for a while. that's it. goodbye. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm kasia madera. iran has condemned new sanctions imposed by the us and promised to respond. washington says the sanctions are a response to iran's missile test on sunday, and what it describes as tehran‘s support for terrorism. iran says the sanctions breach a deal under which it agreed to curb its nuclear programme. french authorities say they believe
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a man who tried to attack visitors to the louvre museum on friday was an egyptian, who came to paris on a tourist visa only eight days ago. a prosecutor said the suspect was thought to have travelled from dubai. police are trying to establish if the man acted alone. the president of the european council donald tusk has said good


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