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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11am... president trump says he may rewrite the travel ban on people from seven mainly muslim countries after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. we'll win that battle, but we also have a lot of other options including just filing a brand new order on monday. labour issues formal written warnings to front bench mps who defied jeremy corbyn in the commons brexit vote. lessons in cyber security for schoolchildren in england — to boost defences against attacks. a further 240 pilot whales have become stranded on a remote beach in new zealand — more than 300 died after becoming beached on thursday. also in the next hour... search for the lost wedding dress — woman's plea to help find her great, great grandmother's 150—year—old antique gown after the dry cleaners she sent it to went bust. and at 11:30pm we'll have dateline london.
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good morning and welcome to bbc news. donald trump has said he may rewrite the presidential order imposing restrictions on travel to the us to overcome the legal obstacles that have frustrated his efforts so far. his first order — stopping travel from seven mainly muslim countries — has been blocked by the courts. our washington correspondent david willis reports. after a federal appeals court backed a stay of his executive order, donald trump vowed he would see his opponents in court. but with the supreme court poses
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blood along ideological lines pending the confirmation of neil gorsuch, the nominee for the vacant seat for denying panel bench to the host called on might spark events that could prove successful. mr trump is clearly growing impatient. speaking on air force one, en route to his weekend retreat in florida, the president revealed he was actively weighing other alternatives. but we also have a lot of other options, includingjust filing a brand—new order on monday. i like to surprise you. we need speed, for reasons of security, so it could very well be that we do. unveiled at the end of a frantic first week in office, the original order suspended america's refugee programme and banned travellers from seven majority muslim nations from entering the united states. it caused chaos at airports and sparked protests across the country. we are sending a message of love and
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peace. quite how the white house might rewrite the order isn't clear, although lawyers would almost certainly have to address the claim that in its existing form, the order is unconstitutional, in that it blocks entry to the united states on the grounds of religion. mr trump has continued to insist that tough immigration measures are crucial to america's national security. david willis, bbc news, washington. well, meanwhile president trump is holding talks with the japanese prime minister shinzo abe this weekend. after meeting at the white house, the two leaders travelled to the president's estate in florida. mr trump said he's committed to the security of japan, and that its alliance with washington is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the asia pacific region. but the two leaders will also discuss the trans—pacific trade deal — which mr trump has said the us will abandon. the government is to fund lessons in cyber security to encourage
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teenagers to pursue a career in defending britain from online attacks. it's hoped that thousands of pupils in england will spend up to four hours a week on the subject over the next five years. here's our home affairs correspondent tom symonds. daniel kelly's a convicted teenage hacker, facing a jail sentence. in 2015, he took part in the massive digital break—in at the phone company talk talk. but what if his potential had been harnessed at an earlier age? he might have ended upjoining a new breed of apprentices learning the cyber security trade like these at bt‘s headquarters. with that in mind, the government is putting up £20 million, for nearly 6000 schoolchildren aged 1a and above to take four hours of cyber security lessons after school each week. we think that will help seriously with this shortage of cyber skills that we've got. now, of course, we'll always
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keep it under review, in case this needs to get bigger, but getting it going on that scale, i think shows serious ambition to make sure that we can have the pipeline of talent that we will need in the years ahead. while the police are stepping up the fight, this is not a threat which can be defeated on the ground by raiding the hackers. the cyber crime battlefield will be online and britain's gchq will be its command centre. 58,000 people are now employed in the growing anti—hacking industry. but more will be needed and the government knows it has to start finding them when they are young. labour has issued formal warnings to members of its front—bench team who disobeyed jeremy corbyn‘s order to vote for brexit. but they're not being sacked. among those who ignored mr corbyn were 11 shadow junior ministers and three of the labour whips. i've been getting more details from our political correspondent tom barton. if you are on the front bench of the
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leader of the opposition with the government and you vote against a three line whip, the most direct order that your party's leadership can give you when it comes to how you vote in the hazard commons, if you vote in the hazard commons, if you disobey that, it is quite simple. you get fired. in this case the 14 frontbenchers, ii junior ministers, three of them actual whips, whosejob it is to ministers, three of them actual whips, whose job it is to enforce discipline in the party, of all been told you going to survive this time and you will get off with a written warning which insists you must comply with the whip in the future. it is interesting on several levels but they have got three whips who have themselves gone against the party whip, i was that going to work going forward when they are trying to impose party did when? will be some difficult conversations when it comes to the next tricky vote when the party leadership will try to persuade maybe mps who don't com pletely persuade maybe mps who don't completely agree with what they are
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doing to support them in a vote. it isa doing to support them in a vote. it is a difficult conversation. why should i do what you tell me when a few weeks ago you broke the web and got away with it? it is going to be a very tricky situation for them. it is worth bearing in mind that this vote on article 50 was a very unique situation, almost all the mps, particularly the shadow ministers who voted against triggering article 50, orfrom constituencies where there was a massive majority come in many cases 75% in favour of remain and a lot of those mps felt a duty towards their individual constituents and from the very start when labour said they were going to have a three line whip they also made some very conciliatory noises towards those mps, basically saying they recognised that a lot of these mps find themselves in a difficult situation and they understood... why have a three line whip if you're going to say it's fine? it kind of
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defeats the argument? absolutely, these are very strange times in the world politics and as highs the consequence of the unusual period that i think we are in at the moment. so, that is the reason behind it, let's just moment. so, that is the reason behind it, let'sjust explore moment. so, that is the reason behind it, let's just explore the human resources problem. how many people is he actually got left to appoint? the suggestion is that is certainly part of the problem that jeremy corbyn faces. he has 229 mps since he became leader, he has lost 79 frontbenchers through either resignations or sackings. 79 people look on paper won't or can't work for him. then on top of that there isa for him. then on top of that there is a bunch of people who have refused to work with them for one reason or another and so when you whittle it down there is not a huge number of people left within the parliamentary labour party who are willing to want to work with jeremy
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corbyn on the front bench. if he was to sack, he hasjust lost corbyn on the front bench. if he was to sack, he has just lost five people over the article 50 vote, he has had to replace one way or another, they lost 14 more he would face a difficultjob of finding suitably qualified people to fill their boots. clive lewis, he is the only one who did decide to go. he is one of the five who resigned over this. i think the most controversial one. tom barton speaking to me a little earlier. a 16—year—old boy has died after he was stabbed in a busy street in leeds. the wounded teenager was taken from the harehills area to hospital for treatment after the incident yesterday afternoon. he died a short time later. a 15—year—old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder. hundreds more pilot whales have become stranded in a room or departed new zealand shortly after rescued had just reported scores of others. hundreds have already died
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in the biggest ever mass strandings in the biggest ever mass strandings in the country's history. just a warning you might find some of the scenes in this report by simon clemison distressing. as they wait for high tide, volunteers do whatever they can to cool them. pouring water and covering the creatures in cloths helps to regulate body temperature. temporary measures until the whales can be released into the ocean. some hope singing will prove soothing. and then the sound of success. but it is early days. very quickly, this tide has come racing in, and now we're all are up to our knees. some people are up to their waists in water, and we are starting to get a bit of floating, and we're helping assist the whales with their breathing until the water gets deep enough they can swim. it's a devastating image, one of the worst whale strandings in the country's history. it's unclear what brings them en masse onto the beech. some believe they may be sick or injured, or have simply lost their way. another theory is that when a single
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whale is beached it sends out a distress signal, attracting other members of the pod. 0nce ashore, it is hard to get them back in to the ocean. we worked hard and got those 100 whales off that had survived overnight and we have lost sight of them, but the bad part of the story is a separate pod of 240 whales have come on and restranded south of that. so we have been fighting to keep those ones happy, but it is pretty grim out here. lifting and moving can prove difficult, so it's all down to the tide, but with dangerous conditions on the water, the operation has been stood down for now. well, a little earlier i got the latest from herb christophers from the department of conservation in wellington, who has been involved in the rescue. staff are a bit tired because they had been on rotation but they have
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been going backwards and forwards from the nearest small village where they have been operating from, but they have been operating from, but the most recent stranding, 240 whales, south of where the original stranding was, even further into the heart or so which parents more difficulty to get the mud. it looks, will be pretty busy. there is a high tide at about ten past 11, but now i think. then there is going to be another high tide again about 1130, 1150 tomorrow. the best chance of survival for these stranded creatures come tomorrow with the new high tide. there is nobody in the water at the moment to get them out, the safety of everybody involved, would be back on to the water until first light tomorrow. so the big hope is they will swim off with the next high water. if that doesn't happen to explain to us what the procedure is then. for those ones that re—stranded there is very
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little chance they will be able to swim away so we have to euthanise those ones there. we do hope that they borrow their resources and get back out to sea. it is very difficult to manage that part. dealing with the ones left is quite an issue and there is probably a lot of big holes to be dug or otherwise it is disposing of the more than 300 whales of that will probably end up on the beach over the next day or two. such moving pictures, this is the worst case in quite some time, but how often does that happen? wail strandings, ones on this scale are very rare, but this one recorded was in the chatham islands, more than 1000 individuals and then there was another of 450 in 1918. this is right up there. the original stranding was just over 400 and the most stranding was just over 400 and the m ost rece nt
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stranding was just over 400 and the most recent was 240. quite a lot of statistics involved in trying to do the best by the animals and look after their welfare. is there much knowledge as to why it happens? is there anything that can be done to prevent things like this happening? it is very difficult, we haven't been able to find out exactly what it is. i heard earlier under report there are various theories put forward. 0ne there are various theories put forward. one of the ones is the fact of the eco—location is designed for deep water use and doesn't work very well with shallow water. they become confused when they end up in places like that which is a very shallow sandy beach and they are distressed and it is difficult for them to know which way to go. the headlines on bbc news... donald trump says he will win the
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battle to impose a travel ban on citizens from seven muslim countries after the chords blocked his initial executive order. labour frontbenchers who defied jeremy corbyn on the commons brexit would have been sent a formal written warnings, but having allowed to keep theirjobs. warnings, but having allowed to keep their jobs. secretary warnings, but having allowed to keep theirjobs. secretary school pupils in england are offered training in cyber security to boost national defences against online attacks. a £34 million enquiry into allegations of abuse by british forces against civilians in iraq has been shut down after m ps civilians in iraq has been shut down after mps called it an unmitigated failure. the report blamed the ministry of defence for allowing law firms to bring cases on an industrial scale, many of which were not backed by evidence. some of the companies were brought by disgraced lawyer phil shiner has now been struck off. a little earlier we were
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joined by mark lancaster is the minister of bedrooms and he said the government has stepped in as it could. i hope everybody accepts that the government does have a duty to investigate allegations and that is precisely why in good faith this enquiry was set up. clearly after the enquiry it became clear when the judge gave his judgment that he felt many of the allegations simply lack any basis whatsoever and it was at that point that the government took the unprecedented step to report phil shiner and that has now taken two years. phil shiner and that has now taken two yea rs. i phil shiner and that has now taken two years. i regret it has taken two yea rs two years. i regret it has taken two years but we now have a positive outcome of least and there will be lessons to be learned from this as we move forward, it has taken a lot longer than i would've hoped, but the government has take positive action and we have the outcome of that. a group of mps says public parks are at risk of falling into neglect because their maintenance funding is under pressure. the commons communities and local government committee says opening hours have been cut, play equipment removed and there's more litter.
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john maguire reports. what have parks ever done for us? we've taken up tennis. we're not very good! we're not wimbledon standard. it's got all the facilities for the kids. it feels almost wild, even though you're in the centre of london. this is very close to my house, so we don't have far to walk with the children. it's a nice place to go with your friends, play football, play sport. they may be loved, but the crucial question surrounds their value, and of course their cost. so for the past six months a committee of mps has been asking that question and listening to the answers. it found that with council budgets so tight, many local parks are at a tipping point. what of their viability, what of their future? how can they be saved? instead of regarding parks as only a leisure and recreation area of service, we should be thinking about parks as big contributors to public health and to environmental policy and to community cohesion.
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and maybe they can be re—prioritised. but there is a fundamentally a problem about the level of cuts that local authorities have been experiencing. we started to do some work and eventually created a 10—acre nature reserve. we have planted 60,000 trees to encourage flora and fauna. the innovation started here on the edge of the pennines, in 0ldham, more than 30 years ago. it's vital for the community to have this sort of open space. if it's looked after and maintained, it's for their benefit. as well as the nature reserve there is a community garden and a football pitch. it is the result of partnerships between the council, the charity groundwork and local volunteers. a model example of how public green spaces can determine their own future. it was a redundant piece of land, fly tipping and things like that. from that, we were able to create
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this community garden and help out with adding some elements to the sports pitch. it helped the group service the community a lot more, and more and more people could get involved with that. long—term it is a cost saving to the council, but the councils have to be responsible about what they are doing. the mps are calling on the government and local authorities to ensure they have strategic lands in place for these emeralds, these green jewels in the crown. they believe parks must remain publicly owned, open to all and free of charge. from flood management to healthy living to biodiversity of wildlife, our parks and green spaces can be the lungs and the heart of our increasingly urbanised lives. a campaign to reunite a woman with her 150—year—old family wedding dress after a dry cleaners went bust
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has gone viral. tess newall was heartbroken after her great—great—grandmother‘s dress went missing when the shop where it had been taken to be cleaned, in edinburgh, closed down. the dress, which has belonged to her family since 1870, was given to the 29—year—old by her grandmother to wear on her wedding day lastjune. sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's mike. thank you. good morning. it is one of the biggest days in the six nations calendar as wales tried to be the team to finally give eddie jones a first defeat as england coach. 0ur correspondencejoe wilson is at the principality stadium in cardiff. good morning. at least in one sense, eddie has got his wish and england have got their wish. the roof will be open which favours them history tells us. history certainly
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tells us that. it is a beautiful day now in cardiff. why wouldn't you wa nt now in cardiff. why wouldn't you want the roof to be open after all, rugby union is an outdoor sport. you might be able to get a brief sound of it the noise coming from the old arms by were the woman's international is about to start. it would be a great atmosphere. some of the intensity of this fixture relies on that history. in terms of recent yea rs, on that history. in terms of recent years, 2015 and inexperienced england team came here and won the match. we will hear from george england team came here and won the match. we will hearfrom george ford ina match. we will hearfrom george ford in a moment, fly—half part of that tea m in a moment, fly—half part of that team and will be fly—half today. that's also think about rob howley v wells coach. so much talk about eddiejones. i wells coach. so much talk about eddie jones. i will wells coach. so much talk about eddiejones. i will has got to prove that he has the ability to do the job in the long term to wales. it is an audition for him. we will hear from him in a moment adversely earlier this week i spoke to england was no george ford. it was a good night for us. we went down on friday night for us. we went down on friday night to keep the successions of and
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buyers to come away with a great result. it was a great place to play andl result. it was a great place to play and i think you look back on games like that away in cardiff and it sticks out a memory as a player, especially the weeks building up to it, you only get excited about it and that is how it has been. they have gone 15 games unbeaten, the side playing with confidence, a huge amount of self belief, we have got to cross the line against france and they think that there was, in the first game, always a rustiness about you and suddenly we saw elements of that. i have gotten about they will be ready for this game. the interesting point rob howley making there. both england and wales won their opening game but neither were their opening game but neither were the best and it was only when sam davies came on as a replacement
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substitute fly—half for wales that the odds that a couple of years against italy. still concern as to whether dan biggar officially started for wales is fit to play, simile george north. some interesting conundrums for rob howley to be pondering in the build—up. before we get to wales against england we have ireland in rome and they dare not lose again in the 6—nation shop in chip. tomorrow high—flying scotland are in paris. if they were to win there, how well they would be set up. lots to ponder but we are here in a beautiful winter ‘s day in cardiff with the roof wide open and history may be about to be proved wrong or right. absolutely! with the welsh crowd behind them and the green grass at home. as tom jones wants song about. thank you. the big football news this morning is confusion over the future of the rangers manager mark warburton this morning. rangers said in a statement that he had resigned from his position, but warburton
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says he wasn't aware of that, and is consulting his legal team. rangers are third in the scottish premiership, but 27 points behind celtic. rangers play greenock morton tomorrow in the scottish cup fifth round, and under—20 coach graeme murty is set to lead the side in place of warburton. celtic are the early kick off today — they play inverness. there is one game in the premiership today — dundee are playing kilmarnock. the early kick—off in the premier league is at the emirates, where arsenal take on a rejuvenated hull city. arsenal are currently in fourth, but have lost their last two matches which has led to renewed speculation over manager arsene wenger‘s future. elsewhere, manchester united take on watford and there's a big one in the late kick—off with second place spurs at liverpool. in tennis, great britain's women continue their fed cup campaign this morning. it's all rather complicated, but if they beat croatia in today's promotion play—off they'll progress to another play—off. if they win that they'll get into the second
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of the world elite groups. that's the dream at the moment. so far it's going well — heather watson has just won herfirst rubber to give great britain a 1—0 lead. that's all sport for now. now the weather. hello. i cold raw feeling day with the strengthening wind and some people will go to a dusting of this morning. weather watchers have been capturing that scene across many parts of the uk. only a centimetre or two. not too many problems. some sudbury roads and pavements. most of the snow turning back to rain and drizzle over the coming hours and for some it has been great. some have seen some showers. generally great conditions elsewhere. we will continue to see some hill sleet and
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snow. also some patchy rain and drizzle from the great conditions. strengthening wind. you will avoid the worst of the winds in parts of north and west scotland and northern ireland and it is here again where we see sunshine through the afternoon. rain and drizzle throughout eastern parts of scotland and you will notice into the afternoon england and wales has higher ground and northern england, wales, devon and cornwall will continue to see sleet and snow. could still be the odd bit of sleet mixed in with the win elsewhere. predominantly grey picture. the wind increasingly north—easterly wind. two or three celsius for some. it will feel colder in the winter. a day to wrap up well if you are heading to the big match in cardiff. early sleet and snow this morning. it will turn back to patchy rain or drizzle. the wind will continue to strengthen tonight and still some further rain and drizzle and a little sleet and hills known to take us little sleet and hills known to take us into the morning. some clear conditions for northern scotland and northern ireland and maybe before south west of england leading to some frost and ice but probably not
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quite as good as last night. elsewhere the cloud comes from the wind more than anything else. that went wind more than anything else. that we nt eve n wind more than anything else. that went even strongerfor wind more than anything else. that went even stronger for sunday bringing lots of cloud rain and drizzle and sleet ant hills though. further for scotland's brightest and maybe breaks in the southern counties of england but you wind brings chill. it will touch gale force in some exposed parts. still windy into monday but more of a south—easterly wind by this stage. increasing amounts of sunshine to england and wales boosting the temperature across the far south and south—west. still a chilly day the further north you are but after a cold few days temperatures are actually heading upwards into next week and by the middle part of the week and by the middle part of the week we a double—figure temperatures, a little bit of sunshine, maybe even feeling a touch more like spring. bye for now. hello and welcome to dateline london. president trump's travel ban
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ruled out by a court — mr trump responds with "see you in court." is he now the litigant in chief? and russian intervention in libya — another tactical victory for putin? my guests today are... abdel bari atwan, who is a writer and broadcaster on arab affairs, stephanie baker of bloomberg news, yasmin alibhai brown, the author and commentator, and vincent magombe, who is an african commentator. president trump's own nominee to the us supreme court was said to have criticised the president over mr trump's attitude to judges — trump talked of "so—called judges.". it follows the court's decision to rule out the president's travel ban on people from mostly muslim countries, and further bitterness between the president and some in congress. are these teething troubles — or a sign of how the next four years are likely to be in washington — with the president attacking the other pillars of the us constitution? where do you think we are now? well, i think,
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where do you think we are now? well, ithink, what where do you think we are now? well, i think, what happened this week is reflective of the fact that trump week is reflective of the fact that tru m p clearly week is reflective of the fact that trump clearly has a hazy view of the constitution, and separation of powers, and the checks and balances that are the hallmark of the us critical system. the appeals court judges sent a strong message to him saying, you cannot invoke national security concerns, do what everyone. are these teething problems? to some extent, there is some of that going on. remember when he issued the executive order on immigration, he did not have key appointments in place, and the fact that he has now said that he is considering
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