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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting at home and around the globe. i'm chris rogers. our top stories: heading into court. president trump files his appeal papers to reinstate a ban on refugees and travellers from seven muslim majority countries. president trump said the decision to reject his executive order was "ridiculous," and tweeted that bad and dangerous people could enter the country. now it's a race against time for travellers previously barred from entering america. after days of mass protests, romania withdraws a draft decree which would have reduced some penalties for corruption. the campaign to be france's president. emanuel macron and marine le pen promise to unite a divided country with radically different policies. we are going to celebrate before and
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after. the countdown is on to the super bowl in houston, texas. we'll hear how the fans are gearing up for it. hello. the us government is to make a formal appeal against the legal ruling suspending president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim countries. major airlines are again allowing citizens from the affected countries to board flights to the united states. here's the bbc‘s simon clemison. first they could go to america, then they could not. now they are back at
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they could not. now they are back at the departure gates again. after two yea rs of the departure gates again. after two years of vetting and investigating my background they granted me the visa. so this shocked me. some nev are unpacked their suitcases there. others were wary wondering how long this would last. now the decision has been appealed, lifting the ban on foreign nationals arriving from seven predominantly muslim countries. donald trump insisted the move was not against religion but terrorists it. for those arriving, for now, the sign means what it says. this man has a right to be in america but felt he could not stay away. i am very happy. i am free now and feel safe. donald trump tweeted
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this. as the case goes back to court, he added we will win for the safety of our country. we will win. no one knows who will win this. it may go to the supreme court of the united states which is now divided four to four. so we may get a four to four decision. it is far from easy to understand. the president made a terrible mess by writing an all full order that could havee battle of america's fundamental view of itself could go all the way to the highest court in the land. but with a possible appeal in the next few days, for those wanting to get m, few days, for those wanting to get in, there may be little time for capturing moments along the way.
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summer, then, bbc news. harvard law professor and attorney alan dershowitz is in boston. he gave this assessment. nobody can be confident on either side. this is an extremely complex issue. many people think the order itself, the president's order, is awful, and a terrible policy. that does not mean it is unconstitutional. the president has great authority to restrict people from coming into the country. but it is not unconstrained. it may be unconstitutional to some people but not to others. for example, if you have a family in yemen with no connection to the united states and they are just trying to get a visa to visit and i turned down by someone to visit and i turned down by someone who has a visa or somebody prohibited from coming back, they may have a substantial constitutional claim. so it is very complex. it is going up to the ninth
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circuit with 29judges, complex. it is going up to the ninth circuit with 29 judges, some of the most liberal and some of the most conservative. we call itjudicial roulette. nobody knows which judges will be picked and nobody can predict what the outcome will be. have you ever seen predict what the outcome will be. have you ever seen a predict what the outcome will be. have you ever seen a ban like this in the past in the states? have you ever seen a in the past in the states? have you ever seen a judge have to step in like this before? i have sat in on things like this. dues and italians have been banned from the end of the first world war and the holocaust. the united states had a terrible history of excluding people on the basis of race and religion. in many countries we have had equally bad issues like this. things have changed. now we have a statute that does prohibit denying visas on the basis of religion. how does that
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statute interrelate with other statutes that gives the president greater authority and how does it relate to the constitution? i could teach a seminar in harvard law school just about this case, it teach a seminar in harvard law schooljust about this case, it is so schooljust about this case, it is so complex. if you are anyone giving simpleminded solutions whether it will be donald trump saying we will definitely win or the plaintiffs saying the same thing, or the attorney general in washington, they are all wrong. nobody knows who will win this. it may go to the supreme court of the united states which is now divided in one. we may get a divided four to four decision. this is farfrom over divided four to four decision. this is far from over and far from easy to discern. the president made a terrible mess by writing an awful order. the order could have been done much, much better and avoided constitutional issues. he started the problem and he created the dilemma. sorry to interrupt. you would think the president of the
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united states would do that with a lot of legal advice. we heard his deputy assistant they're telling our correspondent richard that these judges do not know their laws. —— there.. he is wrong about this. one has said it is unconstitutional and another in boston said the statute is constitutional. these judges another in boston said the statute is constitutional. thesejudges know the law. but as with judges all over the law. but as with judges all over the world, they have differing opinions on the law. that is reasonable. reasonable people can have differing views on the constitutionality of all or part of this very bad executive order. in florida, hundreds of people have staged a march near president donald trump's estate to protest against his executive order, temporarily limiting immigration. the protest began with a rally outside trump plaza in west palm beach.
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the demonstrators marched to mr trump's maralago resort, where the international red cross was holding a fundraiser. the protesters shouted anti—trump slogans and set up a flag—draped coffin that they said represented the death of democracy. police officers in riot gear were in force but there've been no reports of any violence. donald trump suggested that russia and america were not that different. he said it would be good if america helped russia against islamic state. it comes as the ukrainian president says he's had talks with donald trump about the violence in the east of the country where government forces are fighting with russian—backed rebels.
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petro poroshenko said they talked about the need to resolve the conflict through diplomacy. greg dawson reports. a single rose to mark another death in a conflict that shows no sign of ending. in rebel—held lu ha nsk, pro—russian forces are blaming ukraine for a car bomb that killed one of their senior commanders. kiev denies responsibility. this came at the end of what has been one of the bloodiest weeks in the region since 2015. a key moment for ukraine to seek assurances from the new us president. after the phone call a spokesman for president poroshenko said: a statement from president trump said: there was no mention of whether the two leaders discussed the us maintaining sanctions against russia, despite donald trump's wishes to improve us—kremlin relations. in the town of avdiivka, ukraine's own forces are preparing for more violence. local officials say rebel
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shelling has left more than 20,000 people without heat or running water. translation: the situation remains critical. yesterday, the enemy violated the ceasefire more than 100 times. tensions remain very high in the area around avdiivka and near donetsk airport. russia says it's ukraine provoking the violence, to gain political support from the us and europe. donald trump's talk of working for peace on this border may hearten those caught up in the conflict but there is little sign yet of how it will be achieved. greg dawson, bbc news. the romanian government has withdrawn a draft decree which would have reduced some penalties for corruption. it follows days of huge street protests against the measure. the prime minister said he did not want to divide romania. steve rosenberg sent this report from the capital, bucharest. in bucharest tonight, it felt like an entire country had come together in one square.
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chanting. vuvuzelas drone. for five days, romanians have been protesting against a government decree. it would have meant that some public officials who had abused their power could not be prosecuted. tonight, the government caved in. it said it would cancel the order. these are the largest anti—government protests romania has seen since the fall of communism, and they appear to have succeeded. people power has forced the government here into a humiliating climb down. tonight, pressure from the streets forced this televised announcement by romania's prime minister. he would make sure, he said, that the decree would not take effect. just two days ago, he'd promised there would be no u—turn. on victory square, there was more suspicion than celebration. many here don't believe a word of their government says. i don't think that we could say that we have achieved any victory.
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we have to see whether or not this is actually cancelled. i don't believe it. i don't believe it because they have lied a lot of times. so the protests continue? yes, sure, until we see it on paper. the authorities claim they are cancelling the decree to avoid division in romania, but after these mass protests, romania's leaders will struggle to unite the country behind the government. steve rosenberg, bbc news, bucharest. in other news: heavy snowfall and avalanches in northeast afghanistan have killed at least ten people. officials said dozens more were feared trapped under the snow in the province of badakhshan following the avalanches, which have destroyed homes and blocked roads. other parts of afghanistan, including bamiyan and balkhab, have also witnessed heavy snowfall. us—backed kurdish and arab fighters say they're launching a new phase in their effort to encircle the city of raqqa. the city is the so called
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islamic state's main stronghold in northern syria. the syrian democratic forces, as they're known, say they plan to capture areas east of the city. thejordanian air force says it has carried out attacks on islamic state group targets across the border in southern syria. a military statement said a number of militants were killed or wounded. the targets included an arms depot and a warehouse where is made car bombs. jordan is a member of the us—led coalition fighting the militants. peruvian investigators have raided the home of the former president, alejandro toledo, as part of a corruption inquiry linked to brazil's biggest construction business. local media reported that prosecutors believe that the company, oderbrecht, paid about twenty million dollars in bribes in order to win public works contracts in peru. mr toledo, who was president for five years from 2001, has denied wrongdoing. still to come on bbc news. we are
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going to celebrate before and after. the countdown is on to the super bowl in houston, texas. we will be listening to the fans. 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
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the yachstwoman ellen macarthur a spectacular homecoming in the cornish port of falmouth after she smashed the world record for sailing solo around the world non—stop. this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. the latest headlines: a race against time — international passengers head to the us as thejustice department launches an appeal to enforce donald trump's travel ban on seven countries. after days of mass protests, romania withdraws a draft decree which would have reduced some penalties for corruption. it's less than three months now until france goes to the polls to elect a new president. and the election race is beginning to take shape. the new kid on the block is emmanuel macron, a former minister who has been gaining in popularity. in his first major speech of the campaign, he spelled out some of his agenda.
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the bbc‘s tim allman reports. he's young, he's handsome, and if things go his way, he could be the next president of france. emmanuel macron attracted huge crowds at this rally in lyon. a former socialist finance minister, now an independent, he vowed to unite the nation. he also had this warning for the french people. translation: everywhere we see this temptation to look inwards and close ourselves off. i have the british vote in mind with this choice to leave europe and choose a path that for many of us seemed unthinkable. i have in mind our american friends' choice to retreat. they may choose to abandon their historical mission by our side to guarantee peace and order on the planet. this is one of the most open presidential races in decades, ever since francois hollande announced
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he wouldn't seek re—election. his socialist party then nominated benoit hamon to be their candidate. the frontrunner had been francois fillon from the conservative opposition, but a scandal involving payments to his wife has led to calls for him to withdraw. that may have benefited monsieur macron, seen as a centrist alternative. if the polls are right, likely to be waiting in the second round of the vote is marine le pen from the national front. applause she was also in lyon, where she will officially launch her campaign later on sunday. she wants france to leave the euro, hold a referendum on eu membership, and introduce a tax on foreign workers. an election victory for her would no doubt upset the existing order. it may fall to emmanuel macron to stop her.
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tim allman, bbc news. ahead of marine le pen officially launching her campaign later on sunday, the bbc spoke to her father and founder of the national front, jean—marie le pen. mr le pen and his daughter no longer speak after she threw him out of the party for continuing to make inflammatory statements about the holocaust — including saying that he thought the nazi gas chambers were a mere "detail" of history. he spoke to bbc arabic. translation: during the election period we have no enemies, only friends and we tried to bring people together to forget all the quarrels, all the wounds to get the biggest number of people together as possible. by eliminating the founding president and those favourable to him, i think my daughter has undermined her ability to get to the second round and get
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elected. translation: that you said you get in touch with her from time to time? i have no direct contact with her but everyone knows that the treasurer has made a loan to her and iam the treasurer has made a loan to her and i am the president and i consented to this but i have not had any contact with marine le pen either direct or indirect. are you going to vote in the presidential election?” did not know. it is not for a few months. you going to wait to see what the situation is at the time. i have invited people to the inaugurate so on. during the speech i will be giving, i will, of course, have the opportunity to give my advice on who to vote for. if you do not vote for the national front, who
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would you vote for? no, not really, ifi would you vote for? no, not really, if i was really forced to choose then i would rather go for the candidate from the right, that is a very probable. a candidate from the right, not necessarily someone robbed the national front? as we said, it is a kind of perspective that can wait. well, staying in france, we've had more details about the suspect accused of trying to attack the louvre museum in paris on friday. he's said to be recovering from his injuries after being shot by a soldier. he has been identified as a 29—year—old egyptian who entered france on a tourist visa. his father has been speaking to a dubai television channel. here's some of that interview. translation: i say this is all a scenario made up by the french government to justify the soldiers opening fire inside the louvre. four men, they don't know how to grab a man who is only this tall?
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excuse me! even if he'd hit one of them. so they shot him several times? the italian luxury car maker, maserati, is recalling around 50,000 vehicles in the north american market, after discovering defects that could cause fires. the manufacturer says the recall of the quattroporte, ghibli, and levante models is due to a potential seat malfunction which could be a fire risk and some cars may have leaking fuel lines. some dramatic images now from mexico. here's colima volcano, on the western coast, exploding and spewing smoke and ash. there's been increased activity since october last year and while it may look dangerous, authorities say there's no need for residents to leave the area.
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iam sure i am sure they are listening! on sunday, the africa cup of nations final takes place in the gabonese capital libreville. egypt will be bidding for an unprecedented eighth title, while cameroon are looking to narrow the gap by lifting the trophy for a fifth time. from gabon, piers edwards reports. 16 teams came for africa's biggest sporting event. just egypt and tamarind remain, the two most successful sides yet both are somewhat surprising finalists. egypt and in absent since 2010 as political revolution in packard on the team. translation: since we missed the last three tournaments, we wa nted missed the last three tournaments, we wanted to make a good impression and reach the final. we are one big family in the squad and we are ready
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to serve our country. at 44, acra one is seeking a record title. —— essa m one is seeking a record title. —— essam el hadary. egypt wanted inspiration against a team that has become various challenges. cameron's campaign has been farfrom easy full dog ahead of the tournament, at least seven players refuse to honour call ups for various reasons. meaning little was. translation: nobody thought we could reach the final, except some of us who know the qualities of our team better than others. i have to add knowledge that from the quarter—finals, the boys have really surprised us. the tea m boys have really surprised us. the team has had plenty of support. egyptians of those have been scarce but a few thousands are now set to
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fly him. do not expect too many goals, there have beenjust three in the last six finals. in less than 2a hours the eyes of the world will be on houston, texas, as the new england patriots take on the atlanta falcons in the 51st super bowl. fans have been gathering at the nrg for american football's biggest game — some say sport's biggest game. the patriots will be playing in a record ninth super bowl, but this is the only the second time for the falcons. let's hear what some of the fans from both teams have to say. we have a machine by the name ofjulio jones. we have "stack saker" vic beasley, we have "matty" matt bryant. i mean, we have all kind of arsenal in our repertoire. we're ready to go! we're ready to beat 'em. and i'm ready to see roger goodell give tom brady that trophy! it took me a while but i'm going with the falcons. i'm going with bryant and juliojones and i'm going with that defence. they have welcomed me to houston and i'm happy to be here and the falcons are going all the way.
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black sabbath have the —— performed their last gig. they are credited with helping invent heavy metal. the concert lasted about two hours and included 15 songs, it ended with their very first hit, paranoid. aussie osborne gave two small speeches to thank fans for five decades of support. saying it really was the final show. a reminder of our top story: the us government is to appeal the ruling to suspend the travel ban by donald trump. thank you for watching. hello, there, good morning.
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we are continuing to miss the very worst of the weather this weekend. we've seen this area of cloud here run just to the south of the uk, bringing with it some damaging winds and very heavy rain across northern spain and france. another area of cloud following in behind, another area of low pressure. again, it is steering just to the south of the uk. some of that rain though clipping the south coast and the south—east of england. we've got different sort of issues early sunday — where the cloud breaks, there will be a touch of frost, some icy patches, particularly across wales and the south—west of england. some patchy fog through the midlands, towards the south—east and also northern ireland. that will be a little slow to lift. a fair bit of cloud around. that rainjust clipping the south—east of england. many place bright, ending up with some sunshine and drier through the afternoon. just one or two showers, mainly across coastal areas, perhaps across northern ireland and western scotland. more showers though later in the day along the eastern side of scotland and maybe the north—east of england but mainly inland areas enjoying some sunshine. a better day for northern scotland
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than it was on actually on saturday. a chilly sort of look to the temperatures — 5—7 being fairly typical. some sunshine around across england and wales. that area of cloud and rain in the south—east corner pulls away and with light winds, clear skies inland, we're going to find temperatures falling away fairly quickly. later on the night, increasing cloud and wind coming in to northern ireland, far south—west of england and wales. but frost likely for many areas, particularly in the country side, and we will find some patchy fog around as well. particularly across the eastern side of the uk to begin with on monday. out towards the west we continue to see the winds picking up, the cloud giving way to rain in northern ireland, wales and the south—west. that pushing very slowly into scotland, towards the midlands, central and southern england in the afternoon. a bit of snow over the scottish hills. quite chilly for eastern areas after that cold and frosty start. but at least it should be dry and bright after that early fog. we'll get the rain though overnight, and that will struggle to clear away on tuesday. that weather front moving its way
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very slowly eastwards and then getting blocked off by those easterly winds so damp and dreary for the eastern side of the uk on tuesday. further west, there will be some sunshine around, maybe a few showers, particulalrly towards the south—west. here temperatures 9—10 degrees, under the rain struggling at 6 celsius or so. as we head through the rest opf the week, a real battle taking place between these milder south to south—westerly winds that we will get for a while in the west and colder winds from the east that will eventually win out towards the end of the week. the latest headlines from bbc news. the usjusice department has filed an appeal to reinstate a ban on travellers from seven mainly—muslim countries. president trump said the judge who suspended his executive order was undermining homeland security. he also said "bad and dangerous people" could be entering the united states. the romanian government has withdrawn a draft decree which would have reduced some penalties for corruption following days of huge protests. the prime minister, said that he did not want to divide the country. demonstrators said they would continue the protests
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until the decree was actually repealed. france's presidential candidates have set out their plans. emmanuel macron, said he wanted to strengthen the relations with germany and boost defence spending. marine le pen has promised to leave the eurozone and hold a referendum on european union membership. now it's time for the week in parliament.
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