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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. let's look through some of the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. kellyanne conway promoted the clothing range of the president's daughter in a live interview — something federal ethics rules prohibit. we still wait for a court ruling on mr trump's travel ban. i've a report from montana, focusing on those who support it. those people need to understand that the women of montana at an too. —— at armed. there have been more revelations from the un about the treatment of the minority muslim community in myanmar. i've been speaking to bbc burmese. plus sports news. if you haven't seen downhill skateboarding before, you'll want to stick around for this! there's a poll out by morning consult and politico
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which donald trump hasjumped on. the poll of more than 2,000 registered voters found 55% support the ban, 38% oppose it. the state of montana is home to one of the biggest anti—immigration movements in america. that's despite the fact the state has resettled less than 20 refugee families since the mid—1990s. the bbc‘s aleem maqbool went to find out why. i believe that what we've seen with our president is a phenomenal performance so far. this is a man who couldn't be happier. he voted for donald trump. he is heavily involved in local politics, and he's a preacher. his christian compassion, though, does not extend to those he feels
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are threat to his way of life. there you go, kids. that'll keep you warm. if they come among us and then try to enact something, say, sharia law... who is trying to do that? if groups of radical islamic people begin to show up who will eventually attempt to harm our women, those militant people need to understand that the women of montana are armed. he says those who are protesting against donald trump's immigration policies do not represent the real america. this is a local rally in support of the refugees. not a bad turnout for a weekday lunchtime in the snow. but these are certainly not the loudest voices on this issue in montana right now. the state has one of the most high—profile anti—immigrant
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campaigns and, before the election, had one of the biggest anti—refugee protests in the country. the anger for many is directed mainly at muslims, something local politicians are tapping into — some would say even fuelling. after days of debate, the state senate has just passed a bill to say sharia law can't be applied in montana. this woman and her family arrived here just a couple of months ago. they fled eritrea with no choice about where the un sent them. after more than four years of vetting, they landed in montana — nervous, shy about talking on camera, adjusting to a different world and to this storm of anti—immigrant sentiment. what's striking in montana is all the focus on immigration is happening in an entire state the size of germany
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with a population ofjust1 million, where fewer than 20 refugee families have been resettled since the mid—905. if you want on demand coverage of the trump administration, you can get it from the bbc news app. we know the world cup is going to expand to 48 teams in 2026 and now football governing bodies around the world have begun jockeying for the extra places. how is this shaping up? uefa macro
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the first to throw their hat into ring. they want more of their own represented, the 116 teams to be european, three more than played the last world cup in brazil. those teams are kept apart in the group phase to give european team is the best chance of going through to the last 32 and because the world cup will have 16 groups each, the top two in each group will go through to the knockout phase, europe want all of its teams to get the knockout phase. uefa may feel this is a realistic request but it is an early test for the‘s claim to be more transparent in the light of its scandal stained past. presumably, of. other big of : a the world ;,§§,,,;f, , ~ of : a the world have ,:,,f , ~ of $6 the world have their= sshopimg the world have their= sshopflagiisgderld have their = sshepiingéetfi we're ave their = own shopping lists. we're still waiting to but 2 "
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but they? but they will other organisations but they will all want more of their own teams taking part. uefa might not have it all way. the fifa president in the past said the world cup as to be more inclusive, adding that football is more than just europe and south america, saying it is truly global 110w. america, saying it is truly global now. he added that the only sure thing is that everyone will have more representation than they have had in the past and it is for a decision could be made on this by may. the 2018 winter olympics will take place in pyeongchang, south korea. to mark the occasion, organisers unveiled the games‘ olympic torch. it's the first time south korea has hosted the winter games and, in doing so, it'll complete the grand slam of the winter and summer games, a football world cup and a world athletics championships. germany, japan, italy and france are the only others to do it. there was also this
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message to north korea. we are opening participation borders to all other countries including north korea. we welcome their participation. we would like to say that north korea not only has a duty to participate in the winter 0lympics but also has the authority to engage in the olympics. continuing our daily effort to cover sports that don't get too much coverage, this is speed downhill bike riding. you're going to be impressed. this is the austrian markus stockl. this is him going down a mountain in chile's atacama desert. he broke the record, hitting 167kmph. it took him 650 metres and 11 seconds to hit the top speed. the parameters of the record meant
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it had to be a gravel—based mountain and it had to be on an unmodified mountain bike. it is quite specific but he made it to the bottom and i looks it is quite specific but he made it to the bottom and looks relieved. . . . . ,. . think. colleagues were pulls off fiiii: 1an he: i—in—m 6111: 16111116: 1611161 6:16 6111: 16111116: 1611161 616 1 6111: 16111116 1611161 6:16 1 1116 he pulls off the helmet and in the end, he is smiling. congratulations to him. continuing the downhill theme, this is downhill skateboarding. it's just as dangerous as it looks. these guys have battled for many yea rs! these guys have battled for many years! he is getting pretty excited. we've been in touch with the international downhill federation. the first event of the world tour is next week in australia ad we'll have highlights plus an interview with one of the racers.
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if you're watching an thing, i have got sport that needs to be covered, let us know, get we will piek. he any ef thew 66 66 6 66 the kenyan high court has told kenya's government that it can't shut the largest refugee camp in the world. dadaab is close to the border with somalia and it's so big you can see it in satellite images. about 260,000 somali refugees call it home. these pictures show how they are living. this camp was set up in 1991 for people fleeing conflict in somalia. the kenyan government had wanted to forcibly repatriate them. a government spokesperson told the kenyan media... he did not want to discriminate
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against somalis but the camp had to be closed for security reasons. we also have a release from the kenyan government saying it will appeal this decision by the highest court in the land. the court essentially says that to do this would be unconstitutional because it would be unconstitutional because it would contravene the very principles of how kenya is founded when it comes to human rights. this is a decision that says kenny needs to put the rights of people first before they go into thinking about how this will affect the security, it needs to be done in a humane way, this seems to be the message the court is trying to get across and human rights groups across the country were happy to receive this
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ruling today. is a big political issue? it certainly has been, and this was a very big issue for the government for they first raised in 2016, and they said unequivocally that this decision would not change, they had to close the camp because of security concerns. the main concern is that al—shabab, a militant group affiliated to al-qaeda, is hiding within the camp. so this is a very big security issue. in terms of practicality, if the government were unable to do this, where do they suggest 250,000 somalis go? back to somalia is the suggestion that there are a number of issues already. somalia is not quite ready to receive these refugees, health, education, all of those things need to be put in place
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before these refugees come back. the size of the camp is shocking. it is the third—largest city in kenya after mombasa and nairobi so this is thousands of people we're talking about on the government has already failed to meet a deadline it has for themselves, extending that because themselves, extending that because the sheer scale of the project. it does seem that even though they want to do it quickly it might not be practical do so. stay with us on 0utside source. when we come back, we'll be looking at a new study that says the way orangutans communicate is linked to the origins of human language. private tenants in england are being unfairly evicted and a new law to protect them isn't working, according to mp5. the law was introduced to stop people being thrown out of their homes because they'd complained about the state of their properties. dan whitworth has more. damp, mould, faulty electrics,
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and broken windows and boilers that don't get fixed when it's cold. they're all classed as category one hazards. in other words, they're so bad they pose a risk to people's health. this is rented out, private rented accommodation, people living here? that's right. people paying to rent here, making complaints, nothing happening, and then they could be under threat of a revenge eviction for making the complaints? that's the reason why they're not coming forward to the council to make a complaint. when i first came here, i did not
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wa nt when i first came here, i did not want to move in. i do not want to keep complaining because they might kick me out. what would happen to you if you did get evicted?” kick me out. what would happen to you if you did get evicted? i would be on the street. because i have been on the street and it ain't nice. i have been on the street and it is horrible. that is why you do not want to complain too much. government figures suggest 1 million private rented properties do not meet its own decent homes standard. what is that? mps who helped hold the government to account say rogue landlords are avoiding their responsibilities. i cannot believe
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that there aren't that number of authorities when no one has been subjected to avenge a fiction. the government says revenge evictions are rare and pans to a new door councils have all the power they need to stop them. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is: key trump advisor kellyanne conway has been reprimanded by the white house after she promoted a clothing range owned by donald trump's daughter, ivanka. miss conway told a breakfast television programme "go buy ivanka's stuff." coming up shortly on bbc news: if you're outside of the uk, it's world news america next. they'll have plenty more on donald trump's immigration ban, including the latest on those comments from his nominee for the supreme court. here in the uk, the
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news at ten is next. they'll have a report looking at nhs wait times. figures leaked to the bbc suggest a record number of people spent more than four hours in accident and emergency units in england in january. let's update you on the push to retake mosul from the islamic state group. back in october, the iraqi government offensive began. it was front page news around the world and, for a while, we carried daily reports. this was uk tabloid the daily mirror. "one mile from isis." press tv, which is funded by iran, quoted the iraqi prime minister, saying, "the time for victory has come." but it hasn't come yet. here's how things stand. the iraqi army controls the eastern half of mosul. the west remains in control of
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islamic state. we have seen comments posted online earlier by new york times correspondence saying the city looks remarkable, driving past open cabayejoints. looks remarkable, driving past open cabaye joints. those looks remarkable, driving past open ca baye joints. those reports looks remarkable, driving past open cabayejoints. those reports of relatively normal lives. this though has also brought out comments from the top us military commander saying, we will see both most sought and raqqa campaigns conclude, that is my attempt. we asked hadya alalawi from bbc arabic to look at how realistic that is. the iraqi army has actually been attacking the western side by some missiles, using the help of the american airforce. however, they are really struggling. i think the biggest problem at the moment is how they're going to connect from the eastern side to the western side because of the bridges that the us
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actually attacked at the beginning of the offensive. now, is, what it did is, actually, it's trying to destroy these bridges completely so they can't cross over from one side to the other, and i think that is one of the biggest problems, actually, the iraqi army is facing at the moment as well as putting together all its forces and preparing it forward because there's going to be a huge offensive. and is still has the necessary supply lines to the west of the city, does it? and it can still get supplies to its fighters in the west of mosul? yes, it can, and i think the problem right now as well is because the western side, because this is literally the last stronghold in iraq, if they lose it, they are literally losing all the stronghold in iraq. so what they are doing is they are trying to get as much support they can to the western side, and i assume also that they are going to be able to get more support from raqqa. so this is why it was quite interesting to hear the us commander say that. is it becoming politically difficult for the iraqi government? there was a stage when we were following this day by day
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but clearly mosul‘s not about to fall any time soon. no, i think the suggestion that mosul and raqqa both are going to fall, i don't think that's very realistic. they are fighting with a very strong group of fighters, they have a lot of weapons, they are trained well, and i don't think... it took them three months just to take the eastern side of mosul, six months to take the western side and, as well as raqqa, it's completely unrealistic. back to rakhine state in myanmar and the treatment of rohinga muslims. un officials have told reuters that the death toll in a recent security crackdown there could be over 1,000. the un also recently released a report describing widespread human rights abuses. the bbc‘s @jonahfisherbbc called that report a game changer.
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he said the burmese government would not be able to dismiss this matter as the hinge propaganda. i asked the bbc burmese's soe win than whether the government was still denying that there was a problem. that report was a game changer. when this report was released last week, then the human rights chief spoke to aung san suu kyi directly for over an hour. in that conversation, aung san suu kyi said that the government would investigate all the allegations of human rights abuses. another development today is that the military itself has formed a committee headed by the military inspector general to specifically look into those allegations. but would you trust the military to assess the behaviour of the military? that's what the international human rights groups have... already, the government has formed a commission to investigate what is going on in rakhine state, which is headed by the vice president, who is also a general.
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so even at the outset, when it was formed, the human rights activist said that this is not trustworthy because it is headed by a military general who would exonerate, if there are, the atrocities committed by the military. a new study says the way orangutans communicate is linked to the origins of human language. the sounds they make are called kiss squeaks. here they are. squeaking. the research is from durham university. victoria gill's been looking at it. exactly what the messages are that
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are embedded in these kiss squeak calls that these researchers have studied is not entirely clear, but they can see that they are communicating with each other. so, essentially, this has been a ten—year listening and observing exercise. these researchers started this ten years ago, recording and watching the orangutans and listening to them as they made these kiss squeak calls. now, what they see, crucially, is that they will combine these calls in different ways with other signals and with different sounds, with call—out vowel—like sounds, with shaking branches and gestures, and what they are suggesting, what they think this means, is that they are trying to reiterate the same message by combining these sounds again and again to get their point across. now, what that means, critically, is that that's a glimpse back in the past. 10 million years ago, when we shared a common ancestor with these great apes, that's what our ancestors may have been doing when they combined the first sounds to create syllables that would then be combined into words and it would get a message across.
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so that's what they think they are seeing. by combining these sounds in different ways, these animals are trying to reiterate the message, and that could be an early glimpse at the very first formations of words. explain to ask the process the scientists believe happened between the point these orangutans arrived and the point we are at now. essentially, these kiss squeaks, the reason they looked at these, because there has been a lot of research done into communication in great apes, orangutans were overlooked because they do not communicate that much. these kiss squeaks are formed similar locally to how our co nso na nts similar locally to how our consonants are formed. they are using their lips and tongue to control airflow, they are posting their lips to make the sounds. co nso na nts their lips to make the sounds. consonants at the crucial building block in human language so what they
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think is that these other precursor sounds of syllables, the sounds they can combine and make slightly differently to create different m essa 9 es differently to create different messages are differently to create different messages a re early differently to create different messages are early precursor is of what building blocks of our syllable words would have been. quite a few of you are commenting on pictures i showed you live from the south african parliament. this was in the middle of president zuma's state the nation address. as you will see, it turned into a large punch—up which ended up with the eff members exiting parliament. quite a dramatic day. president zuma did finish a speech in the end. see you on monday. goodbye. at this time of year, we can often
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get weather stories which reflected the battle between winter in the spring, and that is what we have seen this week across the pond in new york. on wednesday, a high of 17 degrees, by thursday afternoon, at the time high of —2 accompanied by snow as well. this was the scene in times squarejoined the snow as well. this was the scene in times square joined the course of that day on thursday. we have had a similar story this week, not quite as extreme. we tend to do things in as extreme. we tend to do things in a smallerfashion. but as extreme. we tend to do things in a smaller fashion. but at the west, blue skies, sunshine and spring warmth. 0n blue skies, sunshine and spring warmth. on wednesday, called out of the east and that called the cloud filtered its weight steadily westwards during thursday. a real contrast to the story. that will stay with us for the next few days. high pressure across scandinavia still in the driving seat, trysting in this easterly breeze, drifting a lot of cloud across the country and
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making it feel pretty disappointing. we are likely to see a scattering of showers. further inland, there could be sleet and snow. but on friday, some sunshine around. scotland, northern ireland, pembrokeshire and cornwall. but a cold day. one or 2 degrees on the east coast, four or five at best. as we move out of friday, the temperatures will fall away sharply through the night, low was not out of the question of minus ten. at the same time, we are likely to see more enhanced showers drifting further inland. this is when we could see a few centimetres of snow settling at higher ground. a significant dusting at lower levels but do not get too excited about it. the snow showers are likely to turn back the rain. it will still feel pretty cold and grey. sunshine likely across scotland and northern
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ireland. very little change in the scenario to the second half of the weekend. a different day, the same old shade of grey. 5—7d, breezy as well. you will need a few extra layers. 0n well. you will need a few extra layers. on monday, the breeze picks up layers. on monday, the breeze picks upa layers. on monday, the breeze picks up a little and potentially helps to stirup up a little and potentially helps to stir up that cloud, breaking up a little across england and wales, and asa little across england and wales, and as a result, temperatures climb, maybe up as high as 9 degrees. that marks the indication of something changing. still high pressure in control, blocking these weather fronts. spiralling around. but the isobars will squeeze together and the wind may well change direction. let's recap. we have seen this blocking high pressure across scandinavia driving in this easterly flow, producing cloud with a cool wintry feel the things high pressure
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looks likely to sink southwards. uncertainty as to where that will be sitting but if it sits close towards the alps, it will drag on this southerly flow. that could potentially give us springlike weather, dare i say it, maybe even the snowdrops will put in an appearance. place buys by date will still lead the potential frost and fog overnight and first thing in the morning. tonight at ten — yet more pressure for the nhs in england, with the worst—ever waiting times in accident and emergency. the latest figures show a record number of patients spent more than four hours in a&e in december, and leaked figures suggest january's performance was even worse. it's really not a great patient experience for many of our patients who use our services. that's what the staff tell me as well. but nhs managers say staff
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are working flat out to provide a good service, and the vast majority of patients are being seen and treated quickly. it's not acceptable and it's not what we want. we have planned more this winter than ever before. that planning has worked in most places. most hospitals have managed to cope. but some places are under intense pressure. we'll be examining the latest figures — and we'll be taking a look at the system in germany, where spending on health is the highest in the european union.
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