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a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's lebo diseko. our top stories: a judge temporarily blocks president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim countries. iran condemns new sanctions imposed by the united states and promises to retaliate. a tourist lodge on fire in kenya — as drought forces traditional herders into conflict with land owners. nearly 50 years ago they helped invent heavy metal. now, black sabbath are about to play theirfinal gig. a us federaljudge has temporarily blocked president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim countries. the judge in seattle dismissed objections from government lawyers and said the restrictions could be
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lifted immediately while a full legal case was heard. the government is expected to launch a rapid appeal. at new york's kennedy airport, peers and —— press and protests. inside the terminal, the mood was less a sombre. this iraqi interpreter that worked with the us marines has finally arrived to his new home. his family were removed from the plane last week following trump‘s immigration order. they were free to travel after they were exempt. immigration order. they were free to travel after they were exemptlj immigration order. they were free to travel after they were exempt. i am feeling blessed. there are other people who are waiting to come over here. i'm feeling blessed. but this
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new development could mean thousands more are free to come to the united states. in the most significant legal challenge yet to the trump administration, a federal jumped legal challenge yet to the trump administration, a federaljumped in seattle has issued a nationwide block on the matter —— judge. washington state attorney general said he expected the administration toa said he expected the administration to a baby order. the judge's decision, effective immediately, affective now, put a halt to president trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. —— o'grady order. i want to repeat, it puts a stop to it immediately. and immediate appeal is going to be put forth from the trump administration. he was once defending his policy. yum kai ——i signed an executive order to keep tech —— terrace out of oui’ order to keep tech —— terrace out of our country. -- terrorists. we need
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to make sure that the people coming into america love and support our people, that they have good intentions. no hate! no fear! muslims are welcome here! donald trump dismissed the protests. dismissing the ruling of a judge is going to be a bit more difficult. the bbc‘s david willis has more details from washington. reports are still coming in, kasia, but what this appears to represent, just a week after that controversial executive order was introduced by donald trump, banning citizens from seven majority muslim countries from entering the united states for a temporary period. now we have the broadest ruling to date from a federaljudge in seattle basically granting a restraining order on this ban nationwide. this follows a challenge on the executive order brought by the state of washington and the state of minnesota and they contended, lawyers
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for those two states contended that this order is unconstitutional based on the fact that it discriminates against people on the grounds of their religion. what this means is that people from those seven majority muslim countries will now, in theory, be able to apply for entry to the us just as they would have been before this ban was introduced a week ago. it represents a major challenge this to the trump administration. variousjudges have issued orders of this kind before before but this is the first that is nationwide. the trump administration, of course, could now appeal but it has yet to do so. we are back to where we were before this executive order come down from donald trump just over a week ago. it produced of course chaos at airports across the country. people were detained, some were actually sent back and deported. there were protests at many
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airports here in the us. now it is down to airlines and border control to implement and enforce this new court ruling instead of the executive order so we could have all chaos this coming weekend. iran has condemned new sanctions imposed by donald trump's administration, and promised to reciprocate. the us says it's punishment for a recent ballistic missile test, and for what it calls tehran‘s continued support for terrorism. the sanctions will target twelve companies and thirteen individuals in iran and elsewhere. white house spokesman, sean spicer, said the president was determined to keep iran in check. i think today's sanctions really represent a very, very a strong stand against
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the actions iran's been taking. and 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 "the islamic republic of iran, in response to the new move by the united states of america and as a reciprocal action, will impose legal limitations for some american individuals and companies that have had a role in the creation and support of extreme terrorist groups in the region." in other news:
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the french authorities say they believe a man who tried to attack the louvre museum early on friday was an egyptian, who came to paris on a tourist visa only eight days ago. a french prosecutor said the 29—year—old suspect was thought to have travelled to paris from dubai. the suspect, carrying two machetes, was critically injured after he was shot by french soldiers as he began his assault. president trump has ordered a review of one of the most important us regulations introduced in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. the dodd frank act placed major restrictions on the ability of us banks to speculate on the financial markets for their own benefit, rather than that of their clients. it also gave regulators the power to break up institutions deemed too big to fail. there's been violence in northern kenya between the police
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and traditional herdsmen who are illegally driving cattle onto private land. a tourist lodge has been burned down and a bbc team was shot at while trying to film. the herders say there's nowhere else to feed their animals, because of drought. one of kenya's the affected tourist areas is laikipia. our africa correspondent alastair leithead reports. 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 herdsman are driving their cattle through, destroying the land. it's because of drought, he told me.
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this is the only place there is pasture, the only place we can bring our cows. but farmers say it's 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's a global thing, notjust kenya. people have been misused and told to go and destroy property, wildlife, destroy the place. it isn't about white ranches, it's about the whole community. there is a landscape of different people who are suffering. overgrazing destroys a carefully managed environment, but also has other costs. elephants are shot either because they threaten cattle orfor their ivory. we can't fight fire with fire.
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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 herdsmen 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 shots rung out. one of them wentjust over the car. until the rule of law and land rights are restored, the herdsmen will continue their march and the violence and damage will spread. back to our main story. the
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temporary halt of donald trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly muslim countries entering the us. walter white is a human rights lawyer. hejoins us now from miami. when the administration issued a variety of executive orders that we re variety of executive orders that were designed to cancel access visas and other initiatives to keep the individuals out of the seven countries that will happen to be muslim, serious questions were raised about the process aspect of the exercise. normally people are vetted throughout variety of different agencies of the government. fundamentally, they
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appear to be inconsistent with the constitution. they appear to be discriminating on the basis of religion, they appear to be discriminating on the basis of national origin, both of which are forbidden by the us constitution and many forbidden by the us constitution and ma ny states forbidden by the us constitution and many states have brought actions to protect the residents and people who are travelling to their states. a judge in washington, dc has issued an injunction that basically renders the executive order, as it relates to the immigrants, meaningless. it is until a formal hearing and decision is made. what does this mean for travellers who had been trying to come to the united states, the people who had been turned back, can they now come to the united states and will homeland security comply? homeland security is obligated to comply. you can expect
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the justice department will appeal and it will continue to be contested. the washington state, that decision will go to the court of appeal. i suspect that they will probably hear this. it is an urgent decision because it affects people, as you say, in the course of trouble. people are being detained at airports. they are arguably being denied their due process rights are. they are entitled to make a determination as to whether or not this executive order is legal. walter white, we appreciate your time. we will have to leave it there. thank you. still to come. they have been banging out the ritz for nearly 50 yea rs banging out the ritz for nearly 50 years but now black sabbath are about to play their final gig.
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this is the moment that millions in iran had been waiting for. after his long years in exile, the first hesitant steps of ayatollah khomeini on iranian soil. south africa's white government has offered its black opponents concessions unparalleled in the history of apartheid. the ban on the african national congress is lifted immediately, and the anc leader, nelson mandela, after 27 years injail, is to be set free unconditionally. the aircraft was returning from belgrade, where manchester united had entered the semi—final of the european cup. two americans have become the first humans to walk in space without any lifeline to their spaceship. one of them called it a piece of cake. thousands of people have given yachstwoman ellen macarthur the a spectacular homecoming after she smashed the world record for sailing solo around the world non—stop. and a this is bbc news. i'm lebo diseko.
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the latest headlines: a federal judge in the united states has temporarily blocked president trump's ban on travellers from seven muslim countries, in a significant challenge to the new administration. iran has condemned new sanctions imposed on it by the trump administration and has threatened measures of its own against americans. there are still large anti government protests in romania's capital, bucharest. demonstrators are angry about a decree, which could mean dozens of officials, jailed for corruption, are set free. the government says the new measures will tackle prison over—crowding. from bucharest, here's nick thorpe the crowds are large and mostly good—humoured. people appear buoyed by the sheer numbers on the streets. but there's also a sense of urgency. dozens of officials would get out
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of jail and hundreds would avoid prosecution. can i ask what it says on your sign? it says my parents learned me that it's not good to lie. the government is lying and cheating right now and somehow they forced me to leave my country, to live in another world and to learn in another country and i want my rights to study here and to be with my family in a kind and related world. i strongly believe it's a unique moment for our country and a new generation with national feeling, it's arising from this moment. this is more complex than a simple stand—off between the state and the street. the protesters have come out to defend this state institution. the powerful anticorru ption office. starting from now it will be a huge risk for the judicial system in each day because in each day we can find out about another modification. we can find out about the changes
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of ourjurisdiction or maybe our office can be dissolved or not exist any more. there's a long—standing feud in a mania between those in power and the anticorruption mania between those in power and the anticorru ption directorate. they mania between those in power and the anticorruption directorate. they say it has too much power and they're determined to reduce its authority. nick thorpe, bbc news, bucharest. to tokyo now where the us secretary of defence, james mattis, is holding a press c0 nfe re nce of defence, james mattis, is holding a press conference with his counterpart in tokyo. remain safe and secure, notjust now but for yea rs safe and secure, notjust now but for years to come. the 2015 defence guidelines and japan's peace and security legislation lay the foundation for us to do much more together to increase interrupter
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ability between our forces and to bolsterjapan‘s ability between our forces and to bolster japan's capabilities bromby is time to contingency if needed. i'm certain the coming years will see important strides on both sides to realise our mutual goal of a strong defence of japan and a stable regional environment in which all nations play by the broadly accepted international rules and can prosper free from fear. the united states had invested in the alliance by deploying our most advanced capabilities to japan and by maintaining a robust force structure. i also mention that the united states remains committed to mutually agreed upon realignment plans. these include reappointing marines to guam and reducing our footprint on oak and hour while maintaining the capabilities to keep japan and the region secure. during oui’ japan and the region secure. during our discussions here we agreed our mutual efforts to build the
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replacement facility will continue as it is the only solution that will enable the united states to return the current marine corps air station at 13 to japan. the current marine corps air station at 13 tojapan. japan the current marine corps air station at 13 to japan. japan has made no earthly contributions to regional security and the alliance and the united states deeply appreciates these contributions, but make no mistake, in my meeting with japanese leaders both our nations recognise we must not be found complacent in the face of emerging challenges. as oui’ the face of emerging challenges. as our alliance grows it will be important for both our nations to continue investing in our defence personnel and capabilities and in this manner we will ensure... that is the us secretary of defence, james mattis, speaking live in tokyo. he is taking a trip to japan, he has been to south korea as well this week. keen to underline the strong defence of the us... the us
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being keen to defend japan and the mutual agreement alignment plan. we will keep you up to date with any developments there. james mattis speaking in tokyo. eu leaders have been meeting in malta for their first summit of the year. britain's prime minister, theresa may, used the meeting to press for more financial commitment to nato. but any scope for britain to be a bridge between donald trump and the eu seemed to get a rebuff in some quarters. 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.
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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. 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,
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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, 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.
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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. the band credited with inventing heavy metal will play their final gig on saturday night in their hometown of birmingham, central england. black sabbath pioneered their sound back in 1968. here's our entertainment correspondent colin paterson. music: paranoid by black sabbath. 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
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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. 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
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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. colin paterson, bbc news, birmingham. the end of an era. you can get in touch with me on twitter. i'm @lebo?diseko. hello, good morning.
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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 of that 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 a little rain first thing from the weather system that is bringing the wet and windy weather into france, but away from the south—east corner of england, it could be a dry, chilly, bright start
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across england and wales. a few showers coming into the north—west corner of england. it should have dried off by the morning 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. 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
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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. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers my name is lebo diseko. our top stories: a us judge temporarily blocks president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim countries. iran condemns new sanctions imposed by the united states and promises to retaliate. donald tusk says relations with the
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us remaina donald tusk says relations with the us remain a priority and that is despite some of trump's policies. mr task said the transpacific partnership remained a pillar of the free world. now, it is time
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