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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: a usjudge issues a temporary block on president trump's ban on travellers from seven countries. george and's decision, effective immediately, effective now, put a halt to president trump's and constitutional and unlawful executive order. i signed executive order. isigned an executive order. i signed an executive order to help keep terrorists out of our country. police investigate claims security workers were paid by convicts to deliberately loosely fit electronic ankle tags. french authorities say a man who tried to attack the louvre yesterday is an egyptian, who came to paris from dubai on a tourist visa eight days ago. also in the next hour: planning to transform the north of england. labour say they'd legislate to limit future price hikes by the energy companies. they commit to deliver a crossrail
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for the north amidst a programme of infrastructure investments. and in dateline london, here on bbc news in half an hour: should donald trump be welcomed in britain? good morning and welcome to bbc news. a federaljudge in the us has temporarily blocked — nationwide — president trump's controversial migration order. judgejames robart in seattle said there'd been no terror attacks in the us by people from the seven countries named in the ban — and the order had to be based on fact, not fiction. those seven countries include syria, yemen and libya. the white house immediately said it would appeal, but customs officials told us airlines overnight they can resume boarding banned travellers while the legal challenge continues. our correspondent greg dawson has the latest.
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on america's east coast, there was another day of prayer and protest at new york's kennedy airport, as people voiced their opposition to donald trump's immigration ban. on the west coast, that opposition was being voiced in a seattle court room. in the most significantly got talent yet to president trump's order, a federaljudge issued a nationwide temporary block on the measure. washington state's attorney general said he expected the administration to obey the ruling. judge robart‘s decision, effective immediately, effective now, put a halt to president trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. i want to repeat that. it puts a stop to it immediately. but the white house says it will fight this court ruling, and quickly seek to reinstate the order. in a
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statement, donald trump's press secretary said: in the meantime, us customs and border protection has told airlines they can now board those passengers previously affected by the band. just hours before the court ruling, the president was once again defending his policy in his weekly address to the nation. i signed address to the nation. isigned an address to the nation. i signed an executive order to help keep terrorists out of our country. the executive order establishes a process to develop new vetting and mechanisms to ensure those coming to america love and support our people, that they have good intentions. donald trump was quick to dismiss the protests sparked by his immigration ban, dismissing the ruling of the federaljudge will be a bigger challenge.
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our correspondent david willis has been following events from washington. this is the result of an order from a seattle —based judge, james robart, who was appointed by former president george w bush back in 2003. he announced that this executive order would be suspended immediately after the case was brought in front of him by lawyers representing the state of minnesota and the state of washington. there have been other lawsuits filed against this very controversial executive order, of course, but this ruling is the broadest so far, in the sense that it is a nationwide ban, and the suit alleges that the travel ban is unconstitutional because it targets people based on their religious beliefs. you mentioned there, the white house issued a statement a fewer hours ago, pledging action and what it called the earliest possible time to
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overturn the suspension. it said the executive order was lawful and appropriate and intended to protect the homeland. our correspondent david willis. three past and present workers with the company that puts electronic tags on offenders have been arrested by police investigating the misuse of the devices. the sun newspaper claims the investigation relates to allegations that some staff in london were paid by offenders to deliberately fit the tags too loosely so they could be removed. earlier i spoke to our correspondent richard slee, who told me more. the sun newspaper alleges that some staff working for capita, which is contracted to run the government's telegraphic tagging service, where paid up to £400 each to help to 32 offenders beat the self imposed cu rfews. offenders beat the self imposed curfews. this means the tags were fitted much too loosely on their ankles. it means the tax could be taken up by the offenders, left near
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the base unit, so as far as the company operating the units was concerned, these people were at home, abiding by their curfews. in fa ct, home, abiding by their curfews. in fact, they could have been anywhere else. the metropolitan police says 14 people, including 13 current and former workers, have been arrested in connection with a series of offences regarding the monitoring of offences. it also says 46—year—old former employee was arrested romford, essex, on suspicion of conspiracy to course ofjustice and theft of tagging equipment. a 45 europe man from barking and 57 57—year—old woman from romford, both current employees, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to prevent because of justice. the suspicion of conspiracy to prevent because ofjustice. the met police also says 11 further people were arrested in january. also says 11 further people were arrested injanuary. they are thought to be offenders who benefited by removing their tags. what are the tagging company saying about what has happened? we have a response from ems, which says we have a zero tolerance policy
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against any of our employees who worked to undermine the robustness of the electronic monitoring service. it also says the small number of employees being investigated regarding this isolated issue, it says, were swiftly taken up issue, it says, were swiftly taken up duties and are cooperating closely with the metropolitan police service. capita, of course, won this £400 million contract for electrical attacking criminals and 2014 after the security firms g4s and serco lost this contract because they were overcharging. the ministry of defence says it is investigating the claims, and according to police, or 14 claims, and according to police, or i4 suspects have been bailed and will appear in court in april. —— or 14. a man who a man who tried to attack a soldier at the louvre museum early on friday was an egyptian who came to paris on a tourist visa from dubai, according to the french authorities. the suspect was critically injured after he was shot by french soldiers as he began his assault.
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a short while ago i asked our correspondent in paris, jonny dymond, what more we know about the suspect. we understand he is 29 years old. he came into paris and january 26, as you mention, on a one—month tourist visa that was issued in dubai. it was well utterly well travelled, with stamps for turkey in his passport as well. —— relatively well travelled. police raided his apartment on friday, and found phonecards and his passport, various items of clothing. as far as the investigation is concerned, i think the key thing for the authorities is to try and find out whether or not he was a so—called lone wolf, whether he was operating alone and had brought up this plan by himself, oi’ had brought up this plan by himself, or whether he was part of a cell or group that was operating in paris, in france, which, of course, may be planning further attacks. as to that, we don't really know very much at the moment. my understanding is, there is a series of investigation
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is ongoing. as you mentioned, he is ina is ongoing. as you mentioned, he is in a critical condition. he took a bullet wound to the stomach as part of the attack, and is under heavy guard ina of the attack, and is under heavy guard in a paris hospital right now. and what is the feeling in france at the moment about how this incident went? because, of course, there have been many more armed police on the streets, given the whole spate of terror attacks that france suffered. what do people think about the way this was handled ? what do people think about the way this was handled? this was an attack that was foiled. yes, it was. i think to be entirely straight with you, this is a supreme vindication of having a pretty high—profile military presence on the streets of paris. it is quite a sight in paris to see heavily armed soldiers patrolling transport hubs, being outside major public buildings, outside major tourist venues. buildings, outside major tourist venues. but this kind of attack was
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exactly what they were there for. this man was carrying two 40 centimetre long machetes. if he had managed to get into the crowded shops underneath the louvre, as was presumably his intention, it could have been absolute carnage. he was stopped because they were military personnel there who were prepared to ta ke personnel there who were prepared to take the action that they took. so i think it is a vindication of the military being out on the streets. at the same time, it is a shock that it happened right in the middle of paris, a blow that it happened outside such a great cultural treasure as the louvre, a blow to the tourist industry, which is already suffering. the tourist industry is hugely important here in france. and i think it is a blow to the morale of french people, who had some respite from the terrible attack they suffered in 2015 and 2016. the shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell told the bbc breakfast john madonna was giving a speech in
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liverpool this morning, prose or infrastructure spending to close the north—south divide. it includes support for a rail project that would connect manchester, liverpool, leeds and hole. it is part of public spending plans to reverse what labour calls a public spending system that has disproportionately benefited london and the south—east. we can speak to our correspondent in liverpool now. charlotte, is he giving any more detail as to how labour would fund this? well, we are waiting to hear that. it isa waiting to hear that. it is a gorgeous day here in liverpool, and hundreds of people had been queueing to see mr mcdonnell starred his speech. any moment now, he should get up in the conference centre. he has given us a sneak peak this morning, if you lined out of his speech, which shows us he is angry at the way he feels the way people in the south—east london benefit. he has not exactly set how they will fund that yet. there might be more legislation to get more infrastructure up here in the north, but he has given us an example of what he is angry about.
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he says crossrail‘s £14 billion price tag in the south is six times that of the north—east, and four times what your cherries getting, for example. he's a that is not good enough. he says what is good for people in london may not necessarily good for the north. he is on this regional road show, and the first stop is here today. hundreds of people have hacked out to get a look in with mr mcdonnell and jeremy corbyn later. —— packed out. they say they want to squeeze that gap to make sure it closes if they get into power. so he is due to start his speech any time now. we'll bring you that when we get it. as well as what he is saying here today with this economic strategy they are launching, there will be quite a lot of the p word mentioned, brexit, of course, because we know last week with that historic vote, many labour mps went against their boss, they rebelled, and they did not vote for triggering article 50. we're still waiting to hear what might happen to them. will they get some sort of
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sympathy, and iraq on the knuckles, oi’ sympathy, and iraq on the knuckles, or will i be more serious punishment? —— a rap on the knuckles. and also, i imagine the name of diane abbott will be mentioned here at this conference, because of course, she went home before that historic vote with a migraine, and my goodness, she got some flak. people really criticising her, saying it is not good enough, she should have been there for that historic vote, she should have stood up. buta historic vote, she should have stood up. but a lot of labour mps have criticised her, saying she has let down their constituents and also jeremy corbyn. i will stop you there, because mr mcdonnell has just brought into the room inside, and is being greeted with applause, as you can see. let's see if we can just take a view words at the beginning of his speech. there he is, going up onto the stage. a little later than planned.
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i think perhaps we are a little early here. clearly, some opening introductory remarks by somebody else. john, jeremy... we will leave that the moment, and come back to it were mr mcdonnell gets to his feet. let's ta ke mr mcdonnell gets to his feet. let's take a look at the headlines now. a federaljudge in the us has temporarily blocked president trump's controversial ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim states entering the country. three people have been arrested by police investigating the alleged misuse of electronic tags used to monitor criminals. french authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the louvre museum in paris yesterday is a 29—year—old egyptian man. and whether he was acting alone. almost half of people
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who have a friend who's been diagnosed with cancer say they find it difficult to support them, with two—thirds admitting it's because they don't know what to say. but the charity macmillan cancer support says talking is an important part of dealing with with the illness, is an important part of dealing with the illness, as andy moore reports. in the cancer is bad enough to cope with. the macmillan cancer charity has carried out research that shows just how difficult it can be to talk about the disease and get help. the study found that around 9% of sufferers, around 230,000 people, had no close friends to talk to. around 12% said they had lost touch with friends because of their disease. but 43% said they could not have coped without the support of theirfriends. macmillan have coped without the support of their friends. macmillan also said that people found it difficult to communicate with somebody who had developed cancer. people who are caring for someone with cancer, who
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are friends with someone with cancer, have often said that they don't know how to broach the subject oi’ don't know how to broach the subject or offer support, how to offer a full range of information and advice, because they feel like they may be giving the wrong kind of support, or they may feel they don't know how to talk sensitively about the issue. mcmillan is urging anyone who feels they are not getting the emotional support they need to get in touch, especially with their online community. an alliance of us backed syrian forces says it has begun a new phase of its campaign against the islamic state—held city of raqqa in northern syria. the syrian democratic forces say the international coalition forces are providing air cover in their attempt to surround the city. there's been violence in northern kenya between the police 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 the affected tourist areas is laikipia.
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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, but traditional pokot and samburu herdsman are driving their cattle through, destroying the land. translation: it's because of drought, and this is the only place there's pasture, the only place we can bring our cows. but farmers say it's less about drought and more about politics — land in exchange for votes. this is a tourist lodge, set alight by herdsman, set alight by herdsmen,
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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, and it's a global thing, it's not just kenya. people have been misused and told to go and destroy property, destroy the wildlife, try to destroy the livelihood of the place so they can take over. it's not about white ranches, it's about the whole community here. there's a landscape of different peoples here who are suffering. overgrazing destroys a carefully managed environment, but also has other costs. elephants are shot — either because they threaten cattle or amid the lawlessness, for their ivory. we can't fight fire with fire. this is a very, very volatile situation, and whatever we do, we have to tread incredibly carefully. there's certain people in the government who also have livestock here, and also two tribes who have had a history of warfare between each other.
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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. gunfire. we just stumbled across some of the illegal cattle herders who are on this land, and as we got close to them, shots rang out. one of them wentjust over the car. until the rule of law and land rights restored, the herdsman will continue their march, and the violence and damage will spread. a children's hospital in the uk has become the first to get a hybrid operating theatre. the theatre, alder hey, allows surgeons to
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perform scans and operate on patients at the same time. black sabbath — the band seen by many as the founding fathers of heavy metal — will play their final gig tonight in the city where it all began, birmingham. the group was formed nearly 50 years ago and went on to sell more than 70 million records worldwide. three of the original four members will be on stage, including frontman ozzy osbourne. he told our entertainment correspondent colin paterson that he's expecting it to be an emotional night. and time for the sport now. a full round—up, here is huge. good morning. anticipation is building ahead of the start of this year's six nations championship. the question really is can anyone stop the winning streak of eddiejones' can anyone stop the winning streak of eddie jones' england? can anyone stop the winning streak of eddiejones' england? they host france at twickenham later, where we find our sports correspondent andy swiss. so much look forward to in
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this tournament, andy. it stars later with scotland hosting ireland? -- it later with scotland hosting ireland? —— it starts later. yes, just three hours now until it gets underway at murrayfield. as you say, scotland against ireland. ireland, along with england, really the favourites for this year's six nations championship. they have a few problems of their own. they are without fly halfjohnny sexton, such a key player for them. without fly halfjohnny sexton, such a key playerfor them. scotland have shown some encouraging signs in recent months, winning four of their last five matches. unsurprisingly, both sides can't wait to get things underway. an exciting start, ireland at home. they have recently been in the olympics and beaten australia and south africa. so it is not one of games these guys are winning. they have very good team. we have that as to measure ourselves against them, and then go to different opposition and then go to different opposition a week after. but this one, i can clearly nervousness within the group. —— i can feela nervousness.
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they know it is a big game, and are ready to roll their sleeves up and have a go. i think you have quiet confidence all the time, because you know how hard the players have worked, and how collective they have beenin worked, and how collective they have been in their endeavour. they're going to try to express themselves as best they can on the pitch on saturday, so you take confidence. you know you will get a maximum effort from them. will it be enough? ithink maximum effort from them. will it be enough? i think one of the best things about this championship is, we can't be sure. and that should be a great game. when i mentioned earlier, england are ready much being seen as the tea m are ready much being seen as the team to beat, given that recent winning streak? that's right, yes. england fans here today will be hoping for a little that's right, yes. england fans here today will be hoping for a 4:50pm at a match. kick—off here at 4:50pm at twickenham, but before that, scotla nd twickenham, but before that, scotland against ireland at murrayfield, 2:25pm kick—off for that. should be an enthralling first afternoon of the six nations. thank you very much. you can hear england on bbc radio five live, and that game is on bbc one tv.
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pick of the day's premier league fixtures kicks off at stamford bridge injust over fixtures kicks off at stamford bridge in just over an fixtures kicks off at stamford bridge injust over an hour, with leaders chelsea taking on third placed arsenal. the gunners are looking to repeat their 3—0 home victory earlier in the season, whereas they went for chelsea would ta ke whereas they went for chelsea would take them 12 points clear at the top. —— a winnerfor take them 12 points clear at the top. —— a winner for chelsea would ta ke top. —— a winner for chelsea would take them clear at the top. we wa nt take them clear at the top. we want our fans to push a lot, and for this reason, yes, we want to play a good game, we want to play to win, but for play a good game, we want to play to win, butforsure, play a good game, we want to play to win, but for sure, it play a good game, we want to play to win, but forsure, it will play a good game, we want to play to win, but for sure, it will be a real tough game, and we must pay great attention. the history always gives confidence to 18, yes, and for years, the history always gives confidence to 18, yes, and foryears, ithink we had to send our best players, and we had to send our best players, and we had to send our best players, and we had a fantastic team for a while. but we changed this run by beating them at home, and we have another
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opportunities each change this run began away from home. so, great day of sport ahead, but will the sunday shining? let's look at the weather now, with nick miller. —— will the sunday shining? good morning, much of the uk is looking ahead to a fine day. early sunshine coming through, patchy cloud from weather watch lucy in worcester. sunshine and showers scattered about in lancashire this morning. blue sky and cloud in that picture. an area of low pressure produces stormy weather in france, just putting a bit of rain into south—west england. low pressure give someone wet and windy weather in scotland. the higher you go, you are more likely to season snow out of that. gales in the north. many places looking drive this afternoon as the rain clears away from south—east england. here is a picture at three p.m.. in the central belt in scotland, drying up, the odd shower into northern ireland, one or two macro into the
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pennines, but manchester, sheffield, leeds, birmingham, nottingham having a lovely afternoon. cloud increasing through parts of wales, and in south—west england, we will see showers coming back, which could be heavy by this afternoon. the rain we have at the moment and south—east england and east anglia, clearing away gradually, some people getting sunshine back and stop rain clearing from murrayfield to leverage i afternoon here, and it will be drier at twickenham, turning quite chilly under clear skies, and many areas will see a frost tonight. here is how it looks for a selection of english premier league games this afternoon. dry weather dominates. the picture tonight, things turning chilly, clear skies time but frost developing. wet weather clears in northern scotland, but further showers arriving to western parts. england and see a band of showery rain and hill snow spreading northwards. as temperatures drop, with a bit of wet weather here in there, there is a risk of things turning icy and untreated surfaces,
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and some patchy fog developing, more so tomorrow morning combined with this morning. some may be slow to clear where it stays cloudy. it will feel colder compared to today. showers around north sea coast, western coastal parts of the uk, and many places will have a dry day for sunday. in scotland, many places dry and sunny compared with today. single figure temperatures again, widespread frost on sunday night into monday morning. you can see what is coming on monday. another area of low pressure. more rain heading in from the atlantic, spreading east. hello and welcome to dateline london. donald trump and the hugely controversial travel ban. should the president be welcomed in britain? and parliament votes to begin the process of leaving the european union — but what kind of europe will be in existence in some two or three years' time? my guests today are jeffrey kofman, who is a north american journalist, mina al—oraibi, who is a commentator on arab affairs, maria margaronis of the nation, and michael gove, who is a times columnist and conservative mp. if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and
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quacks like a duck — it's a duck. so donald trump's ban — and it is a ban, although apparently temporary — clearly targets people from some mostly muslim countries. the result — demonstrations around the world and political convulsions in the united states. is this a political masterstroke however, saying to trump supporters, you wanted something done about islamic terrorism, well, here is something? or is it — as domestic and international critics believe — shambolic and counter productive? i would suggest it plays to his own strengths and people who vote for him. it depend where you sit. request if you a trump lover, go for it donald. i think what we really see in the first 15 days of the trump administration, is what you see is what you got. there are no better angels here, the trump we saw in the campaign, a businessman, who was a tv celebrity is the trump in the white house, he is impull si, he isa the white house, he is impull si, he is a bully and he will have his own
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way, until he pushes it too far. it is just not clear where this takes us, ithink is just not clear where this takes us, i think it is
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