hello. welcome to newsday. i am sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines. hours before inauguration, a washington celebration, and a promise from the president—elect donald trump. celebration, and a promise from the president-elect donald trump. we are going to do things that have not been done for our country for many, many decades. it is going to change. so, how exactly will things change, and could it mean a trade war with china? we will hear live from beijing. iam kasia china? we will hear live from beijing. i am kasia madera china? we will hear live from beijing. iam kasia madera in london. malaysia's prime minister calls for islamic nations to help end the persecution of british muslims. and the everest of the sea. we will show you the winner of the gruelling round the world challenge. live from our studios in singapore
and london, you're watching bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it is sam good morning. it is 8am in singapore, midnight in london, and seven in the evening in washington, dc, where donald trump is preparing for his inauguration on friday as the 45th president of the us. the ceremony on capitol hill is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators to the capital of the nation. celebrations have already begun, with a huge open air concert at the lincoln memorial, not far from the white house. this is what donald trump had to say when he addressed the crowd. it isa it is a movement that started... and it isa it is a movement that started... and it is a movement like we have never seen anywhere in the world, they say. there has never been a movement like this. and it is something very, very special. and we are going to
unify our country. and our phrase, you all know it, half of you are wearing the hat, "make america great again." but we are going to make america great for all of our people, everybody. everybody throughout our country. i promise you that i will work so hard. we are going to get it turned around, we are going to bring oui’ turned around, we are going to bring ourjobs back. we are not going to let other countries take ourjobs any longer. we are going to build up oui’ any longer. we are going to build up our great military. we are going to build it up. we are going to strengthen our borders. we are going to do things that have not been done for our country for many, many
decades. it is going to change. ahead of the inauguration, donald trump's team have said they are already working flat out to make sure they will be ready to implement donald trump's policies. our north american editor, jon sopel, reports from washington. no longer a plane with trump emblazoned on the side. the president—elect arrived in washington aboard a us military jet, and this is the brand he'll now be promoting, defending, and representing, the united states of america. and though not yet commander—in—chief, it was the first opportunity to practice his salute, as the base commander greeted him and the future first lady, melania. across the city, the future vice—president was thanking the current administration for their help in the transition and reflecting on the magnitude of what's about to unfold. a momentous day before a historic day and i'm pleased to have a chance to report to the american people and all of you the progress that we have made at the president—elect‘s direction. washington is a city in transition.
it's out with the old and in with the new as the obamas' possessions are loaded up and taken away. michelle obama tweeting one last photo from the balcony of her home these past eight years. today, they were being feted at a lunch, at where else, the trump international hotel. with republican congressional leaders. i want to thank everybody, you have given such great support in this room. but amidst the gladhanding that is part and parcel of any inauguration, there's solemnity too. the nation's future leaders going to arlington cemetery trumpet.
hundreds of thousands are converging on washington for the inauguration. tonight, a make america great again concert at one of the nation's most famous monuments, the lincoln memorial. anticipation and expectation are high. since the day he came down that escalator in trump tower, i was on board. i got to sing the national anthem for mr trump five different times at his rallies, and so i received an invitation in the mail. he has the chance to be like the next ronald reagan. but not everyone coming to washington is here to laud donald trump. there will be protesters too. the inauguration marks the peaceful transfer of power, but it doesn't signify a unified nation. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. that concert finished in the last
half— hour. gary o'donoghue that concert finished in the last half—hour. gary o'donoghue has been monitoring all of this for us. we heard from president—elect donald trump at the end of that concert talking about those who had been forgotten no longer being forgotten. we can expect pretty much more of the same for his inauguration address. yes, i think so. the same for his inauguration address. yes, ithink so. his the same for his inauguration address. yes, i think so. his whole pitch over the last 18 months, two yea rs, pitch over the last 18 months, two years, has been as the outsider, has been about connecting with people who feel utterly disillusioned with politics, with people who believe they have been left behind by traditional politics and political parties. so, in a sense, he is talking to the people that put him where he is now. but also in that speech, i thought it was quite interesting he was stressing the whole idea of unification, unifying people, bringing them together again. that is not something we
normally associate, something we did not associate, with donald trump's campaign in any sense whatsoever. that may be the beginning of a tone shift going on there. we will see the inauguration address tomorrow. that tends to be, to be honest, a sort of exercise in high rhetoric. pretty lofty language. visions. we have been told by advisers and staff he will be philosophical rather than have any practical policy developments and ideas. so, ithink the concrete staff will begin after that inaugural address. during tomorrow we are expecting him to sign some of those executive orders. perhaps repeal some of those executive orders that president obama put in place. and then begin the real business of government. we know that congress, too, has already started the process of unpicking
president obama's health—care reform, something president trump has said he will replace. and some key national security posts. yes. it was down at the pentagon where i was earlier today, the deputy defence secretary is staying on there for a few days to help with the transition because they don't really have anyone below generaljames mattis to put in there straightaway. so they will be a process like that. the national security council, which is the key one that advises the president, sits outside the white house, that has 200 people in it. 150 of those are career civil servants. but some of them are appointees at the more senior level and they need to be replaced. we are ata time and they need to be replaced. we are at a time of increased international attention. what is going on with russia and the islamic state group
and the syrians of the war, not to mention difficulties in west africa as well. so, plenty of challenges. and they will need to get those people in pretty sharpish. absolutely. gary o'donoghue. thank you. lots for him and for us to do. we will have special coverage across the bbc. stay with us for that. and 110w the bbc. stay with us for that. and now for the other news of the day. the seine police forces are reported to have entered the gambia where the long—time leader, yaya german, is to have entered the gambia where the long—tingééagada up (aya germangis = new has been in in the barrow, has been sworn in in the embassy in sengal. the mayor gambian embassy in sengal. the mayor of tehran says that more than 20 iranian firefighters have been killed when a high—rise building fell on them as they were fighting a majorfire. the fell on them as they were fighting a major fire. the collapse of the 17 storey building was broadcast live on television. some firefighters have been taken to hospital for
treatment. the mexican drug lord, 'el chapo', has been extradited to the united states. he escaped from two mexican high securityjails in the past. he is facing two extradition request, one from california and one from texas, where he could face the death penalty. it is not clear yet where he is going. sport news. a frenchman has gotten victory in the solo yacht race around the world. it took a record—breaking 7a days and three hours and 35 minutes to complete the whole event. a welshman was not far behind, alex thomson. he is expected to finish in the coming hours. congratulations to both of them. the malaysian prime minister has called on muslim countries to lead
international action over the plight of myanmar‘s rohingya muslims. najib razak made comments in kuala lumpur will. here is david. security forces in buddhist majority myanmar are accused of widespread abuses against the rohingya people, including killings, rape, and the burning of thousands of homes. the exact details cannot be verified, as the authorities have limited access for aid agencies and journalists to rakhine state. meeting in an emergency session to discuss what it saysis emergency session to discuss what it says is a humanitarian crisis faced by the myanmar minority, the 0rganisation by the myanmar minority, the organisation of islamic cooperation, which is made up of 57 countries, with mainly muslim populations, resolved to send a high—level
delegation to rakhine state. we call on the government of myanmar to cease all attacks and this, three actions against rohingya people immediately, and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. outside the conference, protesters demanded that there was intervention to protect muslims. inside came the view that the crisis is fuelling regional instability because of the exodus of refugees. if the domestic affairs of a country results in instability which affects other countries in the region, they cannot be expected to remain silent. they cannot hope for the best and it get worse. is demanding myanmar take bangladesh is demanding myanmar take back the tens of thousands of rohingya people that have led to the country for rohingya people that have led to the cou ntry for safety. rohingya people that have led to the country for safety. the government of myanmar denies the allegations levelled against their army and has suggested that fleeing rohingya
villagers have burnt down their own homes to attract international attention. the country's leader, aung san suu kyi, so she needs space from the international committee to deal with the crisis. david campanale, bbc news. dozens of people are feared dead in italy. that is after an avalanche destroyed a hotel used by skiers in central italy. at least three people are known to have died and rescue teams are searching for up to 35 people still trapped. the avalanche happened yesterday after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the area of abruzzo, around 150 miles from rome. 0ur correspondent, james reynolds, sent this report. at night, the quickest way through the wall of snow was on skis. these rescuers are among the most experienced in europe. even they struggled to move forward. step—by—step they shovelled their way up towards the rigopiano hotel. finally they made it. the hotel was silent.
inside, rescuers found this man. they went further in, and came to where the avalanche hit. a six—foot—high wall of snow and rock broke through the building's walls. several miles away a father waited for news of his daughter up in the hotel. straight after yesterday's earthquakes they text each other. "stay calm," he wrote. "you can come down tomorrow." "that's hard," she replied. "i think that the worst has already happened," he reassured her. "what's going on?", he then asked. he got no reply. his daughter and many other people may be trapped underneath these tons of snow. these pictures filmed after daybreak show the rigopiano hotel swept away
by the avalanche. do you think it's possible to find more people alive? for sure, yes. in the past, we've found people after three days, or something like this, and especially in this case, there could be some room under the snow. tonight, conditions here have improved. we haven't felt any more earthquakes or tremors, and rescue workers will want the snow to hold off to allow them to keep digging. italy's prime minister has said that the entire country is holding its breath. james reynolds, bbc news, penne, central italy. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: with donald trump set to be sworn—in as president we visit the pennsylvania rust belt
to meet his supporters who now want theirjobs to return. the people of saigon have just heard there is to be a ceasefire. the reaction of american servicemen was predictable. i'm going home! demonstrators waiting for mike gatting and his rebel cricket team were attacked with teargas and set upon by police dogs. anti—apartheid campaigners say they will carry on the protests upon by police dogs. they called him the butcher of lyon. klaus altmann is being held on a fraud charge in bolivia but the west germans want to extradite him for crimes committed in wartime france. there he was the gestapo chief klaus barbie. millions came to bathe as close as possible to this spot,
a tide of humanity which is believed by officials to have broken all records. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: donald trump is in washington and inauguration events are under way — the night before he's sworn in as us president. malaysia's prime minister calls for islamic nations to help end the persecution of myanmar‘s rohingya muslims. a story to cheer australians — vegemite, the iconic savoury spread, is will return to native ownership, after bega cheese agreed to buy a range of well known food brands. awesome! that story is popular on bbc.com. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world.
the straits times is one of several which leads with donald trump's inauguration. it highlights fears of a looming trade war with china — a possibility that xi jinping and the alibaba founderjack ma have both been speaking about at the davos summit. the japan times carries an interesting story about the future of emperor akihito, who's 83. it says — according to an unnamed source — that a government panel will recommend that the emperor should be allowed to stand down, as long as it doesn't set a constitutional precedent. finally the china daily has this striking picture on its front page. it shows a young visitor trying out a light sculpture at a lantern festival in london. fittingly the festival's
theme is the silk road — the ancient trading route between china and the west. now kasia, what stories are sparking discussions online? sharanjit we're getting used to every tweet and every public appearance made by donald trump being scrutinised. and that will be the same for america's incoming first lady. but it seems that melanie trump is a little shier than her husband, judging by what happened at thursday's reception for supporters. donald trump gestures for melania to approach the microphone. she shakes her head. joining me now from beijing is our correspondent stephen mcdonell. we know we had from president xi xin
ping in davos. he said that no one will emerge as a winner in trade worth. —— trade war. what is the view? it feels a bit at the moment like the calm before the storm. there are reports that china's state—run media has been asked to trade very softly when reporting on donald trump at the time of his inauguration. in the run—up to this in recent weeks, we have had tensions over taiwan policy, the threats of tariffs, talk of a blockade preventing chinese access to these recently dredged islands in the south china sea. cartoons with donald trump as a bull in a china shop, him grenade with fireworks around and yet now, it is all very
respectful and calm. suppose for now anyway, chinese media is being careful how it deals with donald trump but who knows how long it will ta ke to trump but who knows how long it will take to change? it's interesting you mentioned the calm before the storm. again, referring to the speech from the xijinping, he made again, referring to the speech from the xi jinping, he made a again, referring to the speech from the xijinping, he made a lot again, referring to the speech from the xi jinping, he made a lot of comments about the fears of trade war but he never mentioned donald trump. it appears that china seems very restrained in their relationship to the trump administration now. we have a lot of functions in this time running up to year. —— chinese new year. there are a lot of state run receptions and you speak to a lot of government officials. that is the message we are getting. they are really holding themselves back and trying to be as respectful as possible when it comes
to donald trump. i don't think anyone will be under any illusions as to who xi jinping is talking about when he talks about threats of about when he talks about threats of a trade war or says he thinks it may be bad for the global economy. who else could he possibly be talking about? the chinese message is that not only has it benefited china but also us and us consumers when it comes to free trade. we will leave it there. we are getting crucial growth numbers from china as well this morning. we will be watching them closely. stephen mcdonell, in beijing. in his inaugural address on friday, donald trump is expected to set out his personal vision for america's future, in line with his familiar campaign pledge to 'make america great again'. it was a pledge which made a significant impact in what's called the rust belt, those states in the old industrial heartland. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant has returned to pennsylvania to find out what voters there are now expecting from the trump presidency. it's the places of american decline that make sense of donald trump's
rise, and it wasn'tjust working class rage that helped him reach the white house, but despondency. we can be just as competitive as other countries... rick rowlands supported him precisely because he was a billionaire businessman, and he's been impressed with how the president—elect has fought during the transition to keep car manufacturing jobs in america. we were a manufacturing powerhouse at one point. when you say we're going to make america great, well, maybe that means we're going to restore that sense of optimism in people, that, yes, tomorrow will be better than today. and trump can do that? well, it remains to be seen, but at least he's talking about it. the neat take on donald trump is that critics took him literally but not seriously, and supporters took him seriously but not literally. they didn't necessarily believe everything he said, but he was talking and listening to them. which is why in working—class communities expectations are so high
that he will create manufacturing jobs and reverse industrial decline. we joke about the magic switch. the magic switch. absolutely, the magic switch. just flip it on and plant's up and running again. ron baraff looks after this derelict old steel plant and jokes about the magic switch that president trump will flick to bring it back to life. they're thinking with their hearts, not their heads. it will lead to a lot of disappointment and people being discontent, because it can't happen the way they envisage it to be. as much as we would love it, industry just isn't what it was. period. and look what's happening just up the road in pittsburgh. uber is testing out its driverless cars. and research labs are developing robots and drones that will deliver the next wave of automation. so the irony is during this political season that although trump
has made the claim that it's foreign trade and outsourcing which is killing jobs, really, by a factor of four to one, the blame goes to automation. in this age of disruptive technology, donald trump was the ultimate disruptive candidate. but making history was one thing. in these rust belt communities, he'll find it hard to reverse it. nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. you have been watching newsday. we will leave you with images from washington into it is donald trump's inauguration. this is him and his wife attending a special concert. wherever we have had clear skies
over the past few days, my word, the temperatures have really dropped away. there have been clear skies around here. you can see this picture during the course of thursday. we have had a green zone during the height of the british isles where it has been a murky affair with leaden skies. come further south, this is where we have had the best chance of sunshine. at its extreme, you could be looking at -3 its extreme, you could be looking at —3 in the north or —6 somewhere in the south. generally speaking, certainly below zero, widespread frost of the southern counties of both england and wales. stretching up both england and wales. stretching up to the midlands and the southern parts of norfolk. we still have the cloudy zone all the way from northern ireland, north of wales and northern england and into the southern parts of scotland. again, there will be one of two spots across northern scotland that will come away to a bright start with sunshine, at touch of frost and then again, some cloud as we go towards
the northern and western isles as well. not a good deal changes on friday with the notable exception, at last, at last, we will push some of the murk out of the midlands and maybe coming up to the southern parts of yorkshire. and then we do it all again. we have had to clear skies and you get a cold start to the weekend. the system arcing its up the weekend. the system arcing its up —— its way up to the eastern parts and that is where we will see the cloudy of weather. a big chance for many of you during saturday to see sunshine. that may not be the case across the south—eastern corner of both england and wales at we were the more cloud than we have seen of late perhaps, but a slice of bright conditions. that will be the way for many the fixtures in the scottish cup fourth round. but, it will be cloudy and pretty chilly as well, for any of the premier league matches. dotted primarily across the north—western corner of england. by
sunday, generally speaking, more cloud around. the temperatures are really struggling as well. the weekend, in a nutshell, a lot of dry weather around. not completely dry, there will be sunny spells around, but by day and night, it will be on the cool side. as we start next week, they will be a bit of an issue with fog. this will be one to watch. it isa with fog. this will be one to watch. it is a way off but with the high—pressure sitting right over the top of the british isles, there could be a real concern about fog across central and southern areas. i'm kasia madera, with bbc world news. our top story: donald trump is in washington, the night before he's sworn—in as us president. in his inaugural address on friday the president—elect is expected o set out his personal vision is expected to set out his personal vision for america's future and deliver on his campaign promises. malaysian prime minister najib razak has called on muslim countries to lead international action over the plight of
myanmar‘s rohingya muslims. and this video is trending on bbc.com — the first yacht has crossed the finish line in the venday globe race. the gruelling solo journey was completed in a record 7a days by frenchman armel le cleac‘h. that's all from me now, stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, hardtalk. welcome to a special edition of hardtalk from moscow.