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i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: a furious president trump insists on the need to keep certain people out of america, but several top us businesses say it goes too far. a pr company which represents the football star david beckham has told the bbc hackers tried to blackmail it by threatening to leak his e—mails. i'm babita sharma in london. it's one of the most famous tourist sites in the world but are the millions of visitors to angor wat benefiting the locals? and one of the world's most famous artists, pop art legend david hockney, gets a retrospective in london. live from our studios in singapore and london. this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's 9am in singapore,
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1am in the morning in london and 5pm in san francisco where it's been confirmed that a judge will hear an appeal on tuesday afternoon that has been put forward by president trump to overturn restrictions on his travel ban. the measure was suspended after a legal challenge and some of america's biggest companies have warned the ban could harm us businesses. our north america correspondent nick bryant has this report. president donald j trump. applause cheering america's new commander—in—chief receiving a standing ovation from the troops now under his control. his speech at this military base focusing on the terror threat to the american homeland, and defending his controversial travel ban that's been blocked by the us courts. we need strong programmes, so that people that love us and want to love our country, and will end up loving our country, are allowed in.
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not people that want to destroy us, and destroy our country. # god bless america... last night it was lady gaga who was centre stage. she kicked off her super bowl half—time show with god bless america, a patriotic song written by a jewish immigrant. she didn't make an explicit political statement, but was this high—profile hillary clinton supporter sending a message to donald trump? super bowl li! welcome to america. you're not wanted here. go back home. even the adverts last night seemed loaded. this pro—immigration message from budweiser depicted the arrival
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of one of the company's founders from germany. it's prompted calls for a boycott from some trump supporters. corporate america has also weighed in on the travel ban. around 100 major technology firms, including apple, google and facebook, have filed a legal brief arguing it would make it more difficult to recruit employees. american arrivals halls for now remain places of family reunions. immigrants from the mainly muslim countries hit by the travel ban continue to enter the country, knowing the door opened by the legal challenge to the executive order could soon be shut if appeals judges side with president trump. thank you for every single person who tried to help me bring my kids back. i'm so happy. i'm so glad. this is america. america is for everybody. for everybody. thank you, thank you, thank you. the question at the centre of this legal showdown has huge implications. just how much power does the president wield in deciding who comes to this country? nick bryant, bbc news, washington.
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the bbc‘s richard lister in washington for the latest. they're going to hear arguments from the two sides, each side will have 30 minutes to make the case and on thursday they will phone in those arguments. the appeals court said they could set that up so they didn't have to travel to san francisco so they will hear 30 minutes from each side making the case and at some point after that the appeals court will make its position about whether or not this travel ban ordered by president trump should be reinstated or whether it should be scrapped. but regardless really of what they decide, it's almost certain that the losing side of that argument will ta ke losing side of that argument will take the case then to the supreme court, which, of course, has the final say about such matters. so i think we're almost certainly going to end up at the supreme court no matter what the appeals court says. how common is this that the president goes through this process
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was it you would think if they click their fingers was it you would think if they click theirfingers things was it you would think if they click their fingers things would happen? with the executive order it is relatively common executive orders face legal challenges, certainly it happened to ba rack face legal challenges, certainly it happened to barack 0bama when he didn't get the immigration reform through congress he wanted, he tried to ferment it partly through executive order and eventually that was struck down and it is still stalled in the courts. it is still something that happens as part of the process of checks and balances written into the us constitution. there are three branches of government, the executive, the president, congress, and the judiciary. so none of those parts of government is superior to any other part, they all have their own responsibilities and if the court system says the president is out stepping his authority they are well within their rights to say no, that won't work, you have to think again. i suppose we should remember that donald in the early days of his
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presidency, he is still meeting many people and today he addressed for the first time the us armed forces as commander in chief. how did that go? yes, it's of course a very big pa rt go? yes, it's of course a very big part of the president's role, that he is also commander—in—chief so this was his first opportunity to speak directly to soldiers and senior military officials as president. he promised them they would get the very latest in equipment, that he would end what he saw as the decline in america's navy, that he would be focusing on building that back up. and he said too that he was strongly in favour of nato. now that was a slight change from what he said on the campaign trail when he said nato was obsolete but he did make the point very forcefully that all members of nato should abide by their financial obligations to the alliance, and that's also something that's irritated many in washington on both sides of the political divide. let's take a look at our other top stories this hour. the speaker of the lower house of parliament in britain says he's strongly opposed to allowing
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president trump to address mps and peers in westminster during a state visit due later this year. john bercow said opposition to racism and sexism, and support for an independent judiciary were hugely important. also making news this hour: the staggering scale of child sex abuse in australia's catholic church has been revealed by an inquiry, with almost two—thousand alleged perpetrators identified. the head of the team co—ordinating the church's response to the findings says they reflect "a massive failure" to protect children. this data along with all we have heard over the past four years can only be in interpreted for what it is. and that's a failure on the part of the catholic church in australia to protect children from abusive perpetrators. a misguided determination by leaders at the time to put the interests of the church and head of the most vulnerable. and the corruption of the gospel
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the church seeks to profess. as catholics, we hang out heads in shame. the united nations says civilian casualties recorded in afghanistan, reached a new high last year, with the number of child victims at its highest level to day. although the taliban was responsible for most of the attacks, there was a ten—fold increase in assaults by the islamic state group. the israeli parliament has passed a law retrospectively legalising some 4,000 homes forjewish settlers. they were built on privately—owned palestinian land in the west bank. palestinian groups say the move is legalised theft, and destroys any chance for a political agreement. have you ever thought of trying this, indoor skydiving? it looks incredible and these are some 200 flyers competing in the fourth wind games indoor skydiving championship in spain. participants compete in traditional categories but this year they're also taking part in new disciplines
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like solo speed, four—speed and two—way freestyle to music. rico, i think we should give this a go! let's get more now on our top story. tech companies have joined the legal battle against donald trump's travel ban. one of the latest companies to join is elon musk‘s tesla and space x. the bbc‘s dave lee is in san francisco. he told us more about why the companies are backing this legal action. many of the tech companies on the list, on the bigger list now, as there's 127 in all, many of them are worried about getting talent into the country. as many as 37% of workers in silicon valley are foreign—born, according to one study i've seen, so that's a significant part of what they do.
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they're worried this ban will not only stop people from the seven affected countries but make it feel less tolerant for people from other parts of the world, so they're concerned about how it will affect their business and others in the start—up ecosystem, as they like to call it, and are worried about what it will do to smaller companies trying to get off the ground. so a lot of concern about how the immigration bill may stop what silicon valley does best. elon musk‘s companies have joined this group. could there be morejoining this technology companies? possibly. the remarkable thing about elon musk‘s companies is that people thought he may not have been on the list because of the meeting he had with trump at the end of last week. but it does appear now that he has joined along with the 30 others that have joined this afternoon. both his companies, space x and tesla. so his pledge that he made earlier last
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week that he was going to, you know, speak his mind to donald trump does seem to be backed up by them being part of this brief. so a really hefty number of companies opposing this ban in this very strong terms. and when you think of the power that california has and silicon valley has as a part of the us, it would be the sixth biggest economy in the world, that is a very big bargaining chip that they seem to want to make the most. to make the most of. but what if this ban is indeed lifted ? what will happen next? there are still quite a few steps to go. we heard that from richard lister earlier in the programme. no matter which way this decision goes from thejudge in san francisco, it will be referred up. so it will be a while to carry on. donald trump seems confident and his he spokesman says he feels
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the law will eventually be on his side because it is on the grounds of national security, but we'll have to wait and see. the tech companies involved here certainly want this lifted as soon as possible so they can continue with confidence. a pr company representing david beckham has confirmed to the bbc it was subject to a blackmail attempt by hackers threatening to leak beckham's personal e—mails. a british newspaper, the daily mirror, says the private messages were published after the firm refused to hand over a six figure sum. a spokesman for david beckham says that the e—mails were tampered with and deliberately inaccurate. 0ur media editor amol rajan has the story. since hanging up his boots, david beckham's public profile has been largely about charity work, including his role as a unicef ambassador. after playing a key role in the london 2012 games, he wasn't the only person who thought he might be knighted the following year.
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but the knighthood never came. now hacked e—mails appear to show his anger. it is claimed that david beckham wrote to his pr representative: and: beckham's team say the e—mails have been doctored. some of this morning's papers were unsparing in their headlines, giving brand beckham a battering. i think most people felt he did deserve a knighthood. but the daily mirror, which has worked with him on charity projects, lea pt to beckham's defence. i can't really see what david beckham has done wrong. he clearly was upset about not receiving a knighthood, but then the whole of the media predicted he would get one. he worked very hard to bring the olympics to london. and he works incredibly hard for charity. newspapers used to determine the public narrative about the lives of beckham. but social media has
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changed the game. now celebrities can use new digital platforms to speak directly to the public and try to manage their own image. over the weekend, david beckham's son posted this intimate photograph on instagram, perhaps with his father's approval. alan edwards is one of britain's leading pr executives. he worked closely with beckham for over a decade. i think it is really an ebb and a flow. david's had wonderful publicity for a very long time, and i guess this is a moment, it's the laws of the universe. but i'm sure he'll sail through it. newspapers may not be the force they once were, it will take a fresh dose of old—fashioned pr to undo any damage. amol rajan, bbc news. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: he's the pop artist
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who kept on creating. we take a look back at the life and work of david hockney. also on the programme: it's one of the most famous sites in the world. concessions unparalleled in the history of apartheid. the ban on the african national congress is lifted immediately, and the anc leader, nelson mandela, after 27 years injail, is to be set free unconditionally. the aircraft was returning from belgrade, where manchester united had entered the semi—final of the european cup. two americans have become the first
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humans to walk in space without any lifeline to their spaceship. one of them called it a piece of cake. thousands of people have given the yachstwoman ellen macarthur a spectacular homecoming in the cornish port of falmouth after she smashed the world record for sailing solo around the world non—stop. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. great to have you with us. our top stories: the united states justice department has formally lodged an appeal against the suspension of donald trump's travel ban on citizens from seven mainly muslim countries. a pr company which represents the football star david beckham has told the bbc hackers tried to blackmail it by threatening to leak his e—mails. you don't often see the british royalfamily doing this, competing in a 50 metre sprint.
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the duchess of cambridge, alongside her husband william and prince harry were racing against each other at the queen elizabeth olympic park, during a charity event for mental health. harry crossed the line a stride ahead of his elder brother. congratulations. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the straits times focuses on the presidential election in singapore. the timing of the election has changed, to ensure the campaigning period doesn't coincide with singapore's national day celebrations. the election will now be held in september. leading the china daily is a story about how the country is expected to supply new bullet trains to russia. the new line will connect the russian capital moscow and the city of kazan, and would stretch around 770 kilometres, with trains travelling at around 400 kilometres an hour. the philippines daily inquirer
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focuses on the arrest of a communist rebel leader. the leader of the new people's army, ariel arbitrario, was freed last year as part of a deal to allow peace talks to resume but now he has been detained at an army checkpoint in the city of davao. and their main picture story is lady gaga and her performance cg l-fi ijfiéié “is eéfijfiié ene? £135??? 55555 7 t of angkor, which has transformed itself from a sleepy provincial town to a major international tourist destination in little more than a decade. the site attracts millions of tourists every year and recently the government announced a significant hike in the price of tickets. but will it help the local community? i love her.
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when it was raining and i'm happy i caught this frog because otherwise i would have almost nothing to eat but rice and salt. my daughter has boils and scabies on her head. i didn't take her to the clinic because if i did, then they would ask me to stay overnight there and i have no money and no food. in this village, there are many poor families.
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not poor like me. i am extremely poor. i am one of the villagers living in the angkor park. i have seen many visitors come here and millions of dollars being made but the villagers here have no income so it makes me angry. like many organisations, we realise that after the year of war and reconstruction in cambodia, that the country needed some support for vocational training to develop the country,
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develop the industry, with the objective to train young cambodians from underprivileged families. sophie is one of our trainers — she is in charge of housekeeping but is also a former student. i think if they try their best to learn in the school and they try to get to learn english more, they will have the good job. even me also, i live in a poor family so i decided to learn in school. i have a good job in a five—star hotel. i come back to help the school. life in cambodia. final preparations are being made for the largest—ever exhibition of art by david hockney, one of britain's most influential artists. it opens to the public at tate britain in london this week and it features more than 250 pieces, including paintings, drawings, photos and videos,
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tracing his work from his student days in the 1960s. david hockney has been talking to our arts editor will gompertz. it's all about looking. how do we see? do we see like photographs? no, we don't, i don't think. photographs see geometrically. we must see psychologically, mustn't we? do you recognise the artist from these early years, with the artist today? yes. yes, i do. yeah. i mean, when i'm painting i always think i'm 30. did you ever feel under pressure during your career
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to have a different style, to not do figurative work? well, i neverfelt pressure, no. i always did what i wanted to do. that's what i've done every day of those 64 years. i've done what i wanted to do every day. can you pick a work out which you are less pleased with? one in the exhibition where you go, "that was maybe not my finest hour"? not my finest hour? in your opinion. i don't think there's any in the show that i would say are absolutely terrible. i mean, i'm not saying i'm that good. but i'm not that terrible either. what makes a good picture? we don't know, because if we knew there'd be a lot more memorable pictures, wouldn't there? and there aren't that many.
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and i've done a few memorable pictures. i know this now. when you were painting the biggest splash or any of those very famous images, you didn't know at the time that these were going to have the potency that they... no, no. i didn't know. in fact, you're always a little bit baffled why. all artists, especially if they're painters, have to take on art history. it's a challenge. do you feel you have successfully done that and earned a place among the greats? well i think i've... i think i have done that. i think i've achieved something here. i think so. inaudible
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laughter i don't know what you were saying, rico, buti laughter i don't know what you were saying, rico, but i knowi laughter i don't know what you were saying, rico, but i know i am a fan of david hockney, as is rico, so i am looking forward to this exhibition. and before we go, a gun salute in london's green park on monday — take a look. a gun salute to honour britain's queen who is marking her saphire jubilee. queen elizabeth the second has been on the throne for 65 years and is the first ever british monarch to have reach such a milestone. and, rico, you have your voice back. well, thanks for watching, bye for now, i'm rico hizon in singapore. monday turned out to be quite a day of weather across some parts
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of the british isles with a combination of wind and rain and hail and snow through the northern parts. tuesday, a chilly start wherever you may be but there still will be some of that monday rain lingering, especially across the eastern side of both scotland and england, because that weather front will make very, very slow progress through the day into the north sea and that keeps that chance of a little bit of rain still there across those eastern parts. where the skies clear further west, a really cold start with some ice around south—west scotland and northern ireland and some sheltered spots across the western side of both england and wales. here, the skies will have cleared for some overnight, giving rise to some sunshine first up across the south—west into wales but you'll notice there are showers not very far away. move a little bit further east from that, this is where we get into that murky zone all the way from central southern england
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through the midlands to northern england and southern parts of scotland. further east again, the rain from that old weather front. across western parts of scotland and western northern ireland initially, this is where we are going to see some pretty hefty showers, at times, just merging together to give some longer spells of rain with the chance, i would have thought, of a little hill snow yet again. 0n through the course of the day, those showers really getting going across parts of wales and the south—west with the odd rumble of thunder in the mix there. i think improving conditions gradually getting into central southern england and maybe the north—west of england and south—western scotland. and relatively speaking, compared to what is to come, those temperatures not too bad. nine or 10 degrees across western parts but in the east, around six degrees. as far ahead as wednesday, that weather front is still lurking. it is heading back towards the west, wouldn't you just know it, not the same intensity i suspect than we've seen of late and that will open the door eventually to some cold air
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which as we get on through thursday and into friday, absolutely wins out such that cold air comes to sit across the british isles in the latter part of the week with the mild air lurking out in the atlantic. and this is the difference it makes to the temperatures. no longer eight, nine and ten. it's three, four, five and six for many of us with only the western fringes pushing towards seven or eight degrees. a lot of cloud around. i'm afriad it is going to be fairly leaden skies and that cooling process continues apace into thursday, two, three, four, five or six degrees so that by the end of the week there will be cold easterly wind with a lot of cloud and the odd snow flurry too. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news: our top story: the white house says it is confident its appeal against the suspension of travel ban ordered by donald trump will be successful. appeal courtjudges will begin hearing the case on tuesday afternoon in san francisco. the travel ban has been suspended pending the outcome of that ruling.
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a pr company which represents the football star david beckham has told the bbc, hackers tried to blackmail it by threatening to leak his e—mails. and this video is trending on this meteor lit up the sky on monday morning around lake michigan. it was captured on dashboard cameras and cctv cameras. despite its size, it didn't caused any damage. 350 sightings were reported in illinois, wisconsin.
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