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this is bbc world news today, broadcasting in the uk and around the world. i'm geeta guru—murthy. the headlines: as travellers continue to arrive at us airport, an appeals court denies donald trump the immediate reinstatement of his travel ban but his legal fight goes on. france's nationalist leader, marine le pen attacks globalisation and radical islam, as she launches her presidential campaign. and — one of the world's biggest sporting events — the super bowl — kicks off in less than three hours. president trump's controversial travel ban is still being fought over with a continued legal challenges and critics saying the ban is unconstitutional. but the ban on travellers from seven mostly muslim countries
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is reportedly popular with trump supporters who are worried about security. on friday, a federal court suspended the ban, and it was held up today. tomorrow an appeals court will fully consider arguments on both sides. in the last half an hour the president has tweeted saying, he has instructed homeland security to check people coming into the country "very ca refully", check people coming into the country "very carefully", said "the courts are making the job very difficult." at americ‘s airports it's business as usual, the travel ban has been lifted and those with visas can come again. those previously barred by president trump are heading to the us while they can. we're really excited and and finally we have been cleared to enter the united states. donald trump may be relaxing in florida this weekend but he is furious at this challenge to his presidency and forced
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to abide by the court's ruling but fighting to take back control of his agenda. we face a dangerous enemy, inspiring people to come into this country and people who are already in this country frankly and the president is determined to use the authority he has under the constitution and the law. doesn't the judge has the authority to do what he did as well? he certainly does and that is why the administration is complying with that order. this executive order, donald trump says is legal and as president he can bar entrance to foreigners in the name of national security. a federal court overturned the ban on friday and the judge said it was unconstitutional because it damaged businesses and colleges. the president's first attempt to get the ban restored has failed and he had argued his presidential authority was being undermined. a full appeal is due this week but it could end up at the supreme court. the vetting order was not vetted. there is a difference between being bold and being rash.
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when you put out an order that you have not worked with businesses or your professionals in the security area when you have done it, i don't think it is the surprise there will be court challenges. despite the noisy protest outside president trump's florida home, the polls suggest these voices are in the minority and more americans support the travel ban. when he returns to the white house this week, the president will be determined to press on with his signature policy but he is finding out the hard way there are checks and balances to his authority. the courts are even now defining the limits of his presidential power. i spoke to a trump supporter in the usa i spoke to a trump supporter in the us a few minutes ago. we'll bring you that interview, stay with us. france's nationalist leader, marine le pen has formally launched her bid to become president with a major speech in lyon. she promised to stand up for france's fundamental values,
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and spoke out against globalisation. lucy williamson has the details. she hugs kittens, shares memories of pregnancy and has dropped her controversial surname from the party brand. this is marine, a new softer image for france's ha rdline nationalist—in—chief, but the message is broadly the same. translation: we do not want to live under the yoke or threat of islamic fundamentalism. they are trying to impose the full veil, prayer in the streets, the submission of women, a ban on skirts banned from work. her election promises — to pull france out of the euro, cut immigration and give french people priority in housing and jobs, have won her enough support to win the first round of the presidential contest, polls say.
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her problem lies in winning the second. this time she is not the only new face on the block. france is suddenly facing the prospect of a presidential run—off without either of its main established parties. with the leaders of both left and right trailing in the polls, voters could end up choosing between two political outsiders. one fiercely nationalist, the other with a liberal pro—europe vision for france. emmanuel macron drew twice as many people to his own election rally this weekend, not bad for a man waging his first—ever election campaign. if marine le pen is targeting the losers of globalisation, mr macron is pushing its benefits hard, only to be expected from a former banker perhaps. translation: 78 days to go, our time has come and our will is moving forward. this election offers new faces
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but also new political divisions and new kinds of voters for marine le pen. gone is a day we suffer from uncontrolled immigration, islamic aggression, insecurity, unemployment and for us, marine le pen is the answer. the front national is running in the name of the people, it says, and in this election, there are many candidates from many different parties claiming to do just the same. large anti—government protests are continuing across romania, despite a climb down by the government. earlier the authorities scrapped a controversial decree that would have decriminalised some forms of corruption. but tonight hundreds of thousands of people are back on the streets. some protesters are calling for the government to step down. from bucharest steve rosenberg reports. here at the centre of bucharest, these protesters have
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got what they wanted. earlier romania's government cancelled its controversial decree that would've shielded some public officials who'd abused their office from prosecution. and it was these crowds, pressure from the streets which forced the government into a u—turn but as you can see, the protests are continuing and now many of the protesters here are demanding that their government resign. we want them to leave. it is not enoughjust to cancel it. they did something very wrong and we want them out. you want the government to resign? yes. we are determined to resist, to keep fighting, to keep fighting until the current government steps down. we believe that they've lost credibility, notjust for the romanian people but really with other countries around the world, so it is time for them to go. well, these are the largest anti—government protests romania has
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seen since the fall of communism. over the last few days, hundreds of thousands of people have been coming on to the streets to accuse their government of backtracking in the fight against corruption. and here on the square, they are actually projecting anti—government slogans on to the government building. now, the authorities reject the criticism and supporters of the government accuse judges and prosecutors and investigators of being overzealous in the fight against corruption. but massed protests have forced a retreat. this is a victory for people power. avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed scores of people in parts of afghanistan and pakistan. catharina moh has the story. this is one of the worst—hit areas in afghanistan. the severe snowstorms have triggered avalanches, burying entire villages in this province. at least 50 bodies have been recovered but rescue efforts have been hampered as they
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struggle to reach the village. the mountainous regions mainly in the north and east of the country have suffered most. translation: during the past 48 hours, 22 provinces have been witnessing heavy snow. most of the transportation routes between main cities have been shut down. on the major roads and highways, soldiers have rescued hundreds of vehicles trapped by the storm and in the capital, kabul, the international airport has shut down. the rapid snowfall has also caused roofs to collapse. on sunday, a normal working day in afghanistan, the government declared a public holiday to ensure schools were closed. the death toll has been steadily rising over past few days and officials are warning of more avalanches to come as the snowstorms
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continue. in other news: the ukrainian military says fighting with separatist rebels in the town of avdiivka has subsided after a week of clashes. work has begun on restoring power supplies to thousands of residents of the government—held town, who've been without electricity for days in freezing temperatures. investigators in france have begun questioning the man suspected of carrying out a machete attack at the louvre museum in paris — but so far, he's refusing to speak. egyptian national abdullah hamamy was shot in the stomach and seriously wounded on friday, after he attacked a group of soldiers near the museum entrance. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: can cameroon come from behind to win the african cup of nations‘ final? we'll get all the details from bbc sport in a moment. the conservatives have signalled
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a shift away from encouraging home ownership for all to more renting. it had been one of the party's major policies dating back to 1980. the housing minister, gavin barwell, admitted to andrew neill the government's affordable housing programme hadn't been the figure for the last financial year was a very low figure fwaufs the start of a new five—year programme. it is not a great excuse. it is not an excuse at all the way these things work, as you know, we have a five—year programme. you tend to find in the last year you get a record level of delivery and when you start a lower level. but if you look at the average over the six yea rs, look at the average over the six years, this government has built more affordable housing than the previous government. it is still the last year. . it is an embarrassing figure for you. it is. i have the figures if you want me to go through them. last year was 32,000, the year before that 66,000. so you get the cliff edge effect. it is embarrassing, we want it stop that happening. if you look at the average over six years, happening. if you look at the average over six years, the performance is good.
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this is bbc world news today. i'm geeta guru—murthy. the latest headlines: the us president says he has instructed homeland security to check people coming into the country "very ca refully", after losing check people coming into the country "very carefully", after losing an appeal to lift his travel ban. "very carefully", after losing an appeal to lift his travel bani france's nationalist leader, marine le pen has launched her presidential election manifesto with a twin attack on globalisation and radical islam. let's get more on our top story. dr kelli ward is a former state senator from arizona, and she supports the temporary travel ban donald trump has tried to put in place. i spoke to her a little earlier. the order is constitutional. it's lawful and it's done in the interests of the security of the united states of america and our citizens. and so, i think ultimately it will be upheld in the courts whenever it is heard. if it does go all the way to the supreme court and
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the president loses, what should he do then? well, i mean i think we are going to go through every legal way to assure that our borders are secure, that our immigration processes a re secure, that our immigration processes are in place that the proper amount of vetting is applied to people who want to come into our country, so that our nation, our soil and our people are safe and secure. he ran on a platform of — make america great again, make america secure again, make america safe again, and president trump is attempting to do that. many people have said there have been no attacks at all from people by these countries in the us. i spoke to a former fbi agent this week, a special official. he said the vetting already from these countries is extremely thorough, we should trust the process. well, i think that that is a misleading way to put things. because there is not a finger sprint system really in place
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in syria. a background check or internet data base we are so used to in the united states. you could just google anyone in the united states and find out a lot of information however that's not the case in these countries... there are other ways to check people's background. supposing you cannot check fully where someone's background in liia or syria is, it is obviously extremely difficult. —— libya. are you saying people should not come in at all from these countries, indefinitely? i'm saying the 890 to i20 from these countries, indefinitely? i'm saying the 890 to 120 days that the president imposed and put in place more than reasonable. it is a waive ensuring the vetting process for people coming to the united states of america is proper and protects our country. what do you say to people who say the president is chal egging the constitution, the checks and balance of the judiciary, of the supreme court, congress and so of the supreme court, congress and so on, he is challenging that. he has criticised the media and the intelligence agencieslj has criticised the media and the
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intelligence agencies i think those criticisms are justified. you intelligence agencies i think those criticisms arejustified. you know, think that he is within his rights, both in the constitution and in statutory law. congress has passed a law that says when the president is acting in the interests of national security, he has every ability and every right to impose restrictions to keep our country safe in the interests of national security. can ijust go back interests of national security. can i just go back then, interests of national security. can ijust go back then, in that case, if he loses at the supreme court, what can and should he do? because, you know, these orders are being challenged under the constitution? yes, well, the majority of the american people are in support of this travel ban, are in support of making sure the people who come into this country are coming from lawful purposes not to do us harm. so i think if he fails at the level of the supreme court, he should try, try, try again until we get something in place that keeps council trisafe. what, something in place that keeps counciltrisafe. what, override something in place that keeps council trisafe. what, override the constitution? i mean these are in very, very tricky turbulent legal waters here. he may have to right
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another order. he may have to go through congress. he needs to legalise every legal means possible to make sure our country is safe. —— he needs to utilise every legal means possible. you are not concerned the president is taking too much power into his own hands, the way he is publicly undermining so the way he is publicly undermining so many parts of society at the moment? i don't he is publicly undermining anything. i think he is well within his right, in the us constitution and statutory law, to impose restrictions that preserve our national security in the united states. in that case, why has he not imposed this ban on people coming from countries like saudi, qatar, the uae, countries which people say have been responsible, at least in some part, their citizens, you know for providing a lot of security problems? many of those countries actually have the proper vetting processes in place, such as fingerprints and background checks and president trump simply used the countries that president obama
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utilised in one of his executive orders in the past. given the criticism of the obama administration, are you now saying that president trump is going to listen to what obama has been saying all of a sudden on this one specific issue? i'm sure if he can find anything good that president obama did, he will build upon it and make sure that we keep this nation safe. dr kelli ward a former state senator from arizona and a transfer trump support. fans are gathering ahead of one of the most watched sporting events in the world — the american football super bowl. the new england patriots will play the atlanta falcons in houston in texas injust a couple hours. it's the patriot's record ninth super bowl. but it's only the second time the falcons. kristin klingshirn is a radio presenter in atlanta and a die—hard falcons fan. is this a welcome break from all the trump politics? you have no idea. it'll be so refreshing just to watch
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a gym and have some fun and not try to think about everything else going on right now. can you predict the score for us? a falcons' win, i don't have the score but a falcons' win? everyone is watching around the world. in china they will be watching on their way to work about this match coming up soon but for those who don't watch american football, what is it about it? why is ita football, what is it about it? why is it a big deal? a huge deal for the city of atalanta. we have waited over 50 yea rs the city of atalanta. we have waited over 50 years for this moment to try to bring home for the lombardi trophy. the team has done a great job this year and the city has rallied behind them and just the compile. if you are not a football fan and you have been in the city of at loan a at that for the last two weeks, you hate life. that's all we have been able to talk about. weeks, you hate life. that's all we have been able to talk aboutm weeks, you hate life. that's all we have been able to talk about. is it really true one school is closing so children can watch this? yes, there isa children can watch this? yes, there is a school that has said — they are not closing so they can watch t but that way everybody can sleep in. they want to have the monday after
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the super bowl off. they want it to bea the super bowl off. they want it to be a national who will day. personally i'm like, suck it up, butter cup, i have to go to work, you should have to go to school.|j you should have to go to school.” think i'm with you. what about the half—time entertainment we hear a big name? lady gaga. i'm excited to see what she does. she says she's not having any guests but tony bennett might make a special appearance. it'll be exciting. she likes to go big. and lots of drones forecast to be flying. that must have taken some organisation. forecast to be flying. that must have taken some organisationm has. i know they were talking about whether or not the retractible roof will be open. we'll have to wait and see what happens tonight. in terms of the actual game how is it different from other sports? why is it so watched, do you think?m different from other sports? why is it so watched, do you think? it is an excellent question. i think it is just something like, you know, even if you are not a falcons' fan or
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patriot‘s fan you still pick a team to watch. it is an excuse to eat lots of wings and drink lots of beer. it is a huge watchment it is the most—watched sport event every year. is this something people might unite around, regardless of the political divides we are seeing in america at the moment? i'm hoping so. america at the moment? i'm hoping so. if anything, america at the moment? i'm hoping so. ifanything, if america at the moment? i'm hoping so. if anything, if we can all sit down tonight and watch a football game as one country together, i think that would be a lovely sent im. ‘t ’ ’ falcons'faes not think that would be a lovely sent im. ‘t ’ ’ falcons' fees not so im. patriot and falcons' fans not so much together but we still want to enjoy ourselves. we wish both sides all the best tonight. thank you so much. well more sport from ollie foster. beat that. you have the super bowl, we have
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proper foot. you have the super bowl, we have properfoot. cameroon you have the super bowl, we have proper foot. cameroon have you have the super bowl, we have properfoot. cameroon have beaten. elneny scored earlier. there were two matches in the english premier league, with wins for the two manchester clubs. manchester city's teenage striker gabrieljesus made his full home debut and scored twice inclduing the injury time winner against swansea. 2—1 the final score as they move up to third in the table, a point behind spurs, ten points behind chelsea. a point behind spurs, ten points behind chelsea. translation: i'm not 100%. honestly
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it was my first time outside brazil. i thought it was going to be more difficult, not only the football but also for the weather, for the culture for the city itself but thanks to my family, of course, thanks to my family, of course, thanks to my team—mates and the club for the welcoming, it's been really easy for me and that's why i got in there too can quick. manchester united swept aside the champions leicester city 3—0 at the king poweer stadium. henrik mikataryan, zlatan ibrahimovic and juan mata with the goals, they remain in sixth. leicester are point off the relegation zone. second chance a goal, third chance a goal, and fourth chance in the beginning of the second half, another goal and that makes totally the difference. i'm really happy with my guys. they are playing well week after week. they've not had a defeat in the premier league since october. we are doing very well. if
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we could transform the unlucky draws into victories, we would be in an amazing position. the davis cup tie between canada and great britain has gone down to a deciding rubber in ottawa. vasek pospisil beat dan evans in four sets to make it 2—2. evans put up a fight, winning the third set but pospisil played some isnpired tennis at times, some lovely shots at the net. so kyle edmund has to beat the teenager denis shapovalov to put great britain into the quarterfinals where they'll face france. thiefjust thief just started that thiefjust started that match. i think it is going with serve in the first set. —— they've just started that set. that's all the sport for now. the catholic church in the philippines has called an anti—drugs campaign laurgeed by the president a reign of terror. the message was read out in sermons across the he
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will philippines on sunday. these are the toughest words yet from the roman catholic church on president duterte's drugs policy and they're likely to reach many millions of people who attend church in this devout country. the pastoral letter from the bishops‘ conference was read to congregations across the philippines, who heard that it was wrong to treat the killings as if they're necessary. an additional cause for concern is the reign of terror in many places of the poor. many are killed, not because of drugs. those who kill them are not brought to account. and even greater cause for concern is the indifference of many to this kind of wrong. the message said the battle against illegal drugs needs to be fought but not by killing addicts and pushers. over 7,000 people have been killed since president duterte unleashed a ferocious crackdown seven months ago. more than 2,500 individuals in
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police raids and sting operations. human rights' groups believe many other deaths that police had attributed to vigilantes were carried out by assassins, likely colluding with police. in the churches, the killings are viewed as un—christian. translation: we need to give them a chance because drug addicts are just victims. we should just rehabilitate the victims of drug abuse and go after the drugs lords. they should be the ones we condemn, ok. the bishops‘ letter doesn't mention president duterte by name but urges accountability from the government and the police. it comes at an uncertain time for his war on drugs. less than a week ago after the president suspended the campaign because of police corruption. and you can get in touch with me and the team on twitter — i'm @geetagurumurthy. cold tonight. frost first thing
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tomorrow morning and if you are an early bird you might need your hats and demrofs t could be chilly. watch out for mist and fog, even freezing fog in certain areas. so a wintry start to the morning. the weather in the short term looking pretty quiet. some rain heading our way but it won't reach us until a lot later on in the morning. it is a dray start top monday but watch out for the mistan top monday but watch out for the mist an fog patches. this is the weather front that will bring the rain. you can see a warm front here. that will introduce milder weather towards the far south—west. also turning windy. this is the rain at about 8.00am. only just turning windy. this is the rain at about 8.00am. onlyjust nudging into cornwall. for most of us that dry start, some mist and fog patches. across the south—east, the fog could be dense around 8 or 9. further
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north, also some fog patches around. you can see the frost in newcastle across you can see the frost in newcastle a cross m ost you can see the frost in newcastle across most of scotland. wherever you are in the morning, it'll be more or less the same. a risk of fog and frost around. here is the rain it marches n affect the west country, wales, northern ireland and eventually south—western scotland. just about nudges into the north—west, too. so here, wet and windy as well. slightly milder. the milderair windy as well. slightly milder. the milder air getting into plymouth. double figures. eastern areas stay dry and cold but probably hazy through the day. then in the evening, monday night into tuesday the rain marches through, and just about cold enough for some snow across the tops of the enpennines into highland scotland. here is a look at tuesday. the weather front stalls across eastern areas of the uk. that's in the great. it will be cloudy, wet. the wind coming off the north sea. the reason it has stalled is winds coming out of the east more or less and the west winds clash and it can't move so it hangs around the
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eastern coast. in the west more sunshine. maybe a few showers across some south—western and north—western areas. on wednesday the weather front fizzles away. cloud leftover. a chilly—feeling dayment only 4 in norwich. that rain in the atlantic never makes it in, we don't think. in fact by the end of the week, thursday, friday and the weekend, looks like a cold easterly wind will win. it'll feel pretty nippy. the latest headlines from bbc news. the us president says he instructed homeland security to check people coming into the country very carefully after losing an appeal to immediately reinstate his travel ban. the ban was blocked by a federaljudge on friday. france's nationalist leader marine le pen has launched her presidential election ma nifesto. launched her presidential election manifesto. she said globalisation was slowly choking communities to
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death. mass protests a re death. mass protests are continuing in romania for
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