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this is bbc news, the headlines: a federaljudge in the us has banned the trump administration from sending asylum—seekers to mexico to await their court a very warm welcome to bbc news — hearings. the policy was introduced in january. broadcasting to our viewers the ban won't take effect in north america until friday to give government and around the globe. officials the opportunity to appeal. my name's mike embley. our top stories: ajudge in the us blocks polls open in a few hours donald trump's policy of sending asylum seekers back into mexico, while their cases are heard. in the closest election israel has israelis head to the polls seen for years. within hours for a general election. prime minister benjamin netanyahu prime minister netanyahu is fighting is running for his fifth term in office. but he's facing a tough opponent — for his political survival. former military chief benny gantz — britain's parliament as well as serious backs a new law requiring the prime minister to request another brexit delay, to prevent leaving the european union with no deal. corruption charges. lost and found. a clip of the beatles performing on the bbc more than 50 years ago britain's parliament has passed a measure designed to prevent surfaces in mexico. a no—deal brexit. it requires prime minister theresa may to ask the other 27 member states of the european union to agree another delay to britain's departure. brexit is currently due to happen in just 4 days.
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hello. ajudge in the us has halted the trump administration's policy of forcing some asylum seekers into mexico to wait out their deportation cases. the department of homeland security was planning to expand the programme, which began in january. a short time ago, i spoke to the bbc‘s chris buckler in washington. he gave us more on the background. the trump administration is facing real problems at the border. at the moment, they are facing a spike of migrants trying to cross into the united states, particularly from central america, and to deal with that is proving more and more difficult for the trump administration, so what they have been trying to do is introduce a new policy that doesn't see migrants released into the us, but instead, tries to return them back over the border to mexico while they wait to have their immigration hearing, and sometimes, because of backlogs in the courts, it can take months or even years for that
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hearing to take place. now, the reason that they can't be detained is very often because these are families that are coming across the border and there are very strict time limits on the amount of time that a child can remain in detention, so as a result, this new policy was being ruled out. there was a suggestion that it was going to be extended as well, but a judge in san francisco has ruled that nationwide, it should be halted from friday. now, the reason it has not been put in place immediately is that the injunction has been put till friday to give the government and officials a chance to appeal that decision, but nonetheless, it's going to be something that the trump administration takes with a certain amount of frustration, given what the president has been saying about illegal immigration. and of course, numbers trying to come through the border had been
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going down the years, hadn't they? there is an argument the trump administration has caused this recent spike by mr trump himself talking about closing the border. as you say, this is not the end, this ruling will be challenged. absolutely, president trump has faced real difficulty with some of the courts, putting through some of the immigration policies that he wants to, and indeed, when the department of homeland security, secretary kirstjen nielsen, released her resignation letter about 2k hours ago, she specifically said that the courts in congress had made herjob very difficult in tackling illegal immigration. of course, we have seen changes there as well. president trump seems to want to shake up the department of homeland security, he wants to go, in his words, "in a tougher direction", particularly with these problems with immigration, and as a result, you may well see the trump administration try to put a spin on this, you may well see them try to fight back against it with an appeal, but they are facing problems,
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i don't think there's any doubt about that. the other question of course, for the trump administration, is that they have taken some decisions, for example, they've decided to remove some funding they give to central american countries, that sometimes is put there to try to stabilise the economies, to stabilise the countries to remove the threat of immigration. you could argue that that could lead to the numbers being increased as well, in the short to long—term. israeli voters start going to the polls in a few hours, after a very tight election race which has seen long—time prime minister benjamin netanyahu fighting for his political survival. he's facing criminal corruption charges, which he denies, and a tough challenger in former military chief, benny gantz. security is a major issue, but there's been very little debate about how to achieve a lasting peace with the palestinians. yolande knell reports.
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violence and conflict are neverfar away in israel. that's why elections here are fought and won on security. i could hear the whoosh, and then boom, up went the explosive. robert wolff's family home was destroyed two weeks ago by a powerful rocket fired by palestinian militants in gaza. nobody was killed, but his baby granddaughter was among those hurt. we're a very lucky family. we're all alive, we're all here, we're not — you know, there could have been seven graves up the road. we need a leader who's brave enough to bring peace. in a close campaign, waged with social media videos, benjamin netanyahu argues his global friendships protect israel. he's facing bribery charges, which he denies. his main rival, benny gantz, is a former head of the israeli military, pledging cleaner politics. but when it comes to divisions with the palestinians, neither candidate is committed
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to them having their own state. in these israeli elections, internationally—approved ideas about how to reach peace with the palestinians are being abandoned. and while that could win votes, the danger is that it will deepen tensions and mistrust, and only perpetuate what's already been a long and painful conflict. standing up to israeli occupation has become part of life for boys at hebron elementary school. tear gas during morning assembly, after some children had thrown stones at an israeli checkpoint nearby. coughing four students were taken to hospital, and all later recovered. palestinians don't get to vote in israeli polls, but this teacher says they feel the impact of the outcome.
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translation: we, as palestinians, don't care about the israeli elections or who will become the prime minister, because each one is worse than the last. there's nothing new. just empty promises, lies. whoever‘s israel's next leader faces the challenge of continuing unrest and a stalled peace process. but this election could bring a change of face, rather than direction. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. we will let you know, of course, how that goes. the british prime minister is due in berlin and paris within hours for the latest brexit talks, ahead of a crucial european union summit on wednesday to discuss another delay to britain's departure. on monday, there were more communications at least between the governing party and the labour opposition, searching for possible areas of agreement — maybe a possible compromise that might pass through parliament.
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our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. a mood for compromise might just trickle through, sombre and slow after all the shouting. could the government really, though, do a deal with the other side? we don't have a majority in parliament and so we have to look to other parties to seek agreement, that will allow us to get brexit over the line in parliament, as the law requires. you can't go into any of those discussions with big red lines because otherwise, there's no point having them. given the prime minister's tried to hang on to them for so long, the man who wants to replace her in number ten might take some convincing. applause the latest offer to the labour tribe, welcoming a new mp today, has not accepted yetjeremy corbyn‘s plan for a customs union — a closer trading relationship with the eu than theresa may has negotiated. but sources who've seen the document say it points to that kind of deal being possible, but only in future. we're prepared to talk and put forward our views, but talks have to mean a movement,
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and so far, there's been no change in those red lines. but if rushing to a customs deal with labour makes sense now, why has theresa may avoided it for so long? well, the answer is in the reluctance on her own side. she always promised she wouldn't take that step, can she win the cabinet round now? are you going to support the customs union? the trade secretary, liam fox, isn't the only one who would say no. even though, as ever, there are other members of the government who completely disagree... reporter: will you move on a customs union, minister? ..who‘d try many doors to find a way out of all of this. excuse me. the talks between the tories and labour are genuine. both sides want to know if they can find a deal together to get through that place,
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but they wonder separately if the other side is serious, and they're a long way from a full—blown partnership. these are nervous first dates between the two, so again this week, eu leaders will discuss delay. we're open to extending the deadline, to allow time for these discussions to run their course and come to a conclusion. # the eu lets us live in peace, let's remain... there is a tiny chance this week this whole process could explode, but while labour and the tories are still talking, the show is just about still on the road. but delay, not decision, is still the chorus. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. security forces loyal to the sudanese president have opened fire on protestors who've been demonstrating for months against his presidency. as the gunfire rang out, some soldiers also intervened to protect protesters. in a weekend of protests, at least six were killed. some hope the army will help topple omar al—bashir. anne soy reports. gunfire yelling
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incredible scenes outside the army headquarters in khartoum. civilians and the military on one side, as the soldiers fire at an unclear target. witnesses say they were responding to gunfire from security forces. screaming get down! that would be hugely significant at this point. then, celebrations followed as crowds surged forward. a soldier is filmed harming a civilian. through the day, this has been the mood in the streets of khartoum. and here's why the protesters are happy — the military has shown no opposition to them. but the army chiefs haven't expressly declared their support for the protests either, at least not just yet.
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earlier in the day, in parliament, the government struck a defiant note. translation: while breaking up the protest last saturday, six civilians were killed in khartoum and another one was killed in central darfur. 2&96 protesters were arrested. also, three policemen were killed and 270 injured. this is evidence that these protests are not peaceful. chanting since saturday, sudanese have camped outside the army headquarters. these are the biggest crowds seen since protests began in december, and they've vowed they won't leave until the president quits. organisers have called for direct talks with the military. they're demanding for a transitional
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government, but omar al—bashir is showing no sign of stepping down. thousands are prepared to spend the third night in a row here, right next to the president's compound, waiting for him to heed their call. anne soy, bbc news. in the past few hours, president bashir has issued a statement. here's the bbc‘s africa editor, fergal keane. he's appealing for a dialogue but blaming what's happening on a foreign plot, and that's typical dictator speak. if you're in trouble, if your people are on the streets, then blame the foreigners. it's not going to impress the many thousands of young people, particularly, who are now gathered tonight in front of military headquarters. they want him to go, they want him to go quickly, but he signals that he intends to fight this out. and i saw for myself in darfur what his security forces, the militias that are loyal to him, are capable of doing. so there is the potential notjust for trouble in sudan but for wider
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regional destabilisation, if he doesn't compromise soon. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: he could turn his hand to anything, and now there's proof that leonardo da vinci really was ambidextrous. 25 years of hatred and rage as theyjump up on the statue. this funeral became a massive demonstration of black power, a power to influence. today, it's about the promise of a bright future. a day when we hope a line can be drawn under the bloody past.
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i think that picasso's works were beautiful, they were intelligent, and it's a sad loss to everybody who loves art. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a federaljudge has banned the trump administration from sending asylum—seekers to mexico to await their court hearings. the ruling is certain to be challenged. israel's prime minister is fighting for his political survival. polls are due to open for the general election in just a few hours. in hong kong a court is expected to deliver its verdict very shortly in the trial of 3 democracy campaigners. this is a case arising from the so—called umbrella movement
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in 2014. the 3 are among 9 activists who face public nuisance charges dating from the colonial era. the protests were calling for free elections. the charges carry jail terms of up to 7 years. a short time ago one of the pro—democracy campaigners chan kin—man addressed the crowds before heading into court. ajudge is going to hand down the verdicts of the trial today and i'm sure it will impact on our individual life dearly. but we are more concerned about how this movement will be recognised by the people of hong kong. we are in good spirits because we have no regrets for what we have done. what we did is according to our conscience and we also all along opposed principles of gun violence. us actress felicity huffman has said she will plead guilty to charges in a cheating scam aimed at acquiring places for children at elite us universities.
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she's among 14 who are set to plead guilty. her case is part of what's been dubbed the largest college admissions scam in us history. ramzan karmali has more. felicity huffman up until now has been most famous for playing a desperate housewife on tv but now she has been so desperate to get her daughter into college, she was willing to cheat. she has decided to plead guilty to fraud charges and in a statement admitted she betrayed her daughter who's who said had no knowledge of her actions. she went on to praise students who work hard every day to go into college and pa rents every day to go into college and parents who make tremendous sacrifices. huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to william rick singer, the confessed mastermind of this alleged scam, to have her daughter's exam questions covertly corrected in 2017. in total, 50
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people have been accused of cheating on college entrance exams. they have said to have paid $25 million in bribes just to said to have paid $25 million in bribesjust to get said to have paid $25 million in bribes just to get their children into high—profile universities. the fbi code—named the investigation operation varsity blues, ironically named after the 1990s films about the pressures of scholarships. some of the best—known universities across the us were aware they wanted — were where they wanted their children to go. yale, ucla, sta mford. children to go. yale, ucla, stamford. during the time the scandal broke last month, —— stu d e nts scandal broke last month, —— students last month went impressed. it is outrageous,. unsettling to hear that some people had parents who were willing to basically pay their way who were willing to basically pay theirway in. who were willing to basically pay their way in. another high-profile hollywood actress molly —— lori loughlin has also been implicated in the scandal. her and her husband wa nted the scandal. her and her husband wanted to get their children into the university in california. they
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we re the university in california. they were helped get in on roaming scholarships — make rowing scholarships — make rowing scholarships even though their children didn't participate in the sport. since the scandal broke, stu d e nts sport. since the scandal broke, students at yale and stamford have been expelled as a result. rwanda's first ladyjeannette kagame has inaugurated a memorial park, part of ceremonies to honour victims of genocide 25 years ago. the country is marking 100 days of mourning for at least 800,000 people who died. the bbc‘s ferdinand omondi reports from kigali. the tree of life. first lady jeannette kagame applied to this seedling as she opened rwanda's garden of memory. the tree will form pa rt garden of memory. the tree will form part of a forest that will honour much of the penetration to honour hundreds of thousands of people who we re hundreds of thousands of people who were killed in the genocide. the stones are to remember the live slots — but lost. when complete,
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this gardening is going to be a nice, quite, green place for the people of rwanda to come and dialogue about the genocide. a place to reflect and never forget. dialogue about the genocide. a place to reflect and neverforget. 25 yea rs to reflect and neverforget. 25 years on, rwanda has risen from the bloodbath and destruction and is a thriving economy the country is still seeking closure with those accused of the genocide. kigali has accused of the genocide. kigali has accused firms of those who conducted the genocide and demanded an apology before but it hasn't been forthcoming. people have asked us what we need from france or anybody, has been an apology. our answer has a lwa ys has been an apology. our answer has always been, no. you can't ask people to apologise or keep asking them to apologise or tell them how
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to apologise then that after all kills the whole meaning of an apology. but france and rwanda have been trying to repair four years. manuel micron was ordered to ask into the french soldiers in the genocide. some genocide suspects remain at large in exile and the president says the international community must do more to prove it has learned its lessons to prevent a similar incident in the future. for many years the bbc‘s top of the pops was compulsory viewing for millions of young people, and a guaranteed wind—up for parents. it featured all the top stars of the day, miming with more or less conviction, depending how cool they were. the beatles only actually appeared live on the show once, in 1966, and the recording of that show was lost. now, more than half a century later,
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a short clip has been found. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson has the story. the beatles rehearsing for their only ever live top of the pops appearance. back in 1966, bbc shows were recorded on video tape — very expensive at the time, so wiped after a couple of weeks. thought lost forever, until now. the fab four, a fab find — 11 seconds of paperback writer unearthed in mexico. one inch, rank‘s intelforfilm, domestic video tape, you know, d—2, d—3... kaleidoscope specialise in tracking down missing tv. a mexican beatles fan got in touch after buying an 8mm film reel, shot at home by a liverpudlian family. i think if you're a beatles fan, it's a holy grail, there's no doubt about that. the beatles only did top of the pops once live. and to think that, you know, somebody in liverpool was filming, you know, off the telly, in 1966 — so to find it again after all those
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years later was just stunning. at the beatles story exhibition, we showed the find to an expert. it's really crazy that nobody else has seen that. how important a discovery is this? well, we already have loads and loads of kind of audiovisual artefacts, more or less, that we can study. the idea that there's more out there is absolutely... it's amazing, really. there is no other word for it. and it's not just beatles footage which has been rediscovered. more than 240 lost top of the pops performances, saved thanks to a fan of the show who recorded them at home... music: rocket man by eltonjohn. hello, this is charles henry butler pearce, in bangor, north wales, making a test recording, in september 1976. hello, hello. the new discoveries, including t.rex performing metal guru, will be featured later this month at the bfi southbank‘s music
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believed wiped event. colin paterson, bbc news. this year marks 500 years since the death of leonardo da vinci. and after all this time, scientists in italy have made new discoveries about both him and his work — as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. he was the definitive renaissance man. painter, scientist, engineer, architect, astronomer, historian. the list goes on and on. even now, there is so much more to learn about leonardo da vinci. scientists at the uffizi gallery florence have been taking a closer look at his earliest work. commonly known as landscape 8p, leonardo drew this when he was just 21. analysis of handwriting at the top of the page confirms what many had long believed, leonardo da
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vinci was ambidextrous. it is truly spectacular what these analyses actually yielded. now we do know that he worked with both hands, not just, as we know famously, with his left hand. but there is more. on the back of the picture there appears to be incomplete sketches of another landscape and drawings of a figure. these are images unlikely to have been seen in more than 500 years. perhaps more secrets will now be unearthed in other paintings and illustrations, adding yet more lustre to the legacy of leonardo da vinci. tim allman, bbc news. and finally, if you are watching this, you can be glad you are not taking part in the toughest foot race on earth. the seven day race taking class — make taking place in the sahara is at in morocco. covering a distance of 201 kilometres, equivalent to six
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regular marathons. that is it for now, thank you so much for watching. hello there, good morning. sunshine really did make a big difference to the temperature yesterday. we had 20 degrees for the first time in a long time. that was recorded in east anglia in the sunshine. further north, in the north—east of england, a very different look to the weather. the mist, fog and low cloud rolling in from the north sea and temperatures about seven degrees. we should get sunshine in the north—east of england on tuesday but our air is getting colder. our air is coming all the way from scandinavia over the cold north sea so we are going to find temperatures dropping. the milder, warmer, windier weather is staying out in the atlantic. it wasn't very warm in mid wales on monday with thick cloud, showery rain too. we should get some sunshine here on tuesday because the rain is still around but it's probably a bit further south. the rush hour, affecting south wales, southern england, perhaps into the south midlands. further north, very much quieter. a chillier start with some mist
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and fog patches but sunshine in most areas and fairly light winds. a much sunnier day for the north—east of england. we'll still have this showery rain and it is only very slowly moving southwards. we could induce a few more thundery downpours in the south—west of england during the afternoon. away from here, a lot of dry weather and sunshine continuing through the day. easterly breezes, mind you, colder around the north sea coasts. a significant drop in temperature around east anglia as well as western parts of scotland where it's quite warm on monday. it gets chilly as the sun goes down and we should see these showers moving down, further south out towards the english channel overnight. clear skies, maybe one or two mist and fog patches but a chillier night. northern parts of the uk, a touch of frost around. we're going to find any showers getting squeezed away to the south by this developing area of high pressure. that is extending its way
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into the uk and is keeping all of these weather fronts at bay from the atlantic. a lot of quiet and dry weather through the rest of the week. chilly start on wednesday. any showers are more likely to be across the english channel. should be a dry day for the most part, maybe a bit more cloud coming in and more a breeze across east anglia and the south—east of england. a chilly breeze as well. those temperatures are not changing an awful lot. 9—13, if you're lucky. a bit below par for this time of year. with the high pressure around, essentially it is dry. some cloud around, some sunshine at times, winds picking up later on in the week. still feeling chilly for this time of the year. goodbye.
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