i'm sharanjit leyl, in singapore. the headlines: just hours before he's inaugurated, a washington 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, not been done for our country for any 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'll hear live from beijing. i'm kasia madera, in london. malaysia's prime minister calls for islamic nations to help end the persecution of myanmar‘s rohingya muslims. and the sailing race called the everest of the sea — we'll show you the winner of the gruelling vendee globe. live from our studios in single poll and london — —— singapore and
london, this is bbc world news, its newsday. good morning. it's 9am in singapore, 1 am in london and 8:00 in the evening in washington dc, where donald trump is preparing for his inauguration on friday, as 45th president of the united states. the ceremony on capitol hill is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators to the nation's capital. the celebrations have already begun, with a huge open air concert at the lincoln memorial, not far from the white house, and donald trump addressing the crowd. 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." cheering and applause. 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 ourjobs back. we are not going to let other countries take ourjobs any longer. 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,
mr trump's team have said they're already working flat out to ensure they'll be ready to implement mr trump's policies. our north america editorjon 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 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. and a video, one last walk through the house with their sunny and beau. the new tenants pick up the keys tomorrow. the trump international hotel. with republican congressional leaders. i want to thank everybody. we have had such great, 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 and the tomb of the unknown soldier to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. trumpet sound last post.
trumpet sounds last post. i'm from florida! hundreds of thousands are converging on washington for the inauguration. anticipation and expectations 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. 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. the bbc‘s gary o'donoghue joins us now from washington. i asked him earlier what to expect from the speech. his pitch over the
last 18 months — two years as the outsider, connecting with people who feel utterly disillusioned with politics. people who believe they have been left behind by traditional politics and political parties so in a sense that 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 stressed the idea of unification, unifying people, bringing them together again. unifying people, bringing them togetheragain. something unifying people, bringing them together again. something you do not associate, certainly we did not associated with the donald trump campaign it whatsoever. there may be giving is of its ownership of that. maybe we will see in the inaugural speech tomorrow — that seems to be the exercise in high rhetoric, lofty
language, told by advisers to be very philosophical as opposed to fill in practical policy developments and ideas. the concrete stuff will begin after that in —— inaugural address. you may perhaps repeal some policies president obama put in place and to needs to fill some key e55; yes, he ? f? 5 yes, he has. i 535; yes, he has. i mean, security posts? yes, he has. i mean, i was down at the pentagon earlier today and the deputy defence secretary is staying on for a few
days to help with the transition because they do not really have anyone below generaljames matters to put in that straightaway. there will be processed like that. national security council, the key body that advises the president and sits inside the white house, that has 200 people in it. 150 are career civil service but 50 are pointy at senior level and they will need to be replaced and we are at a time of increased international tension, with russia, the islamic state group, the syrian civil war not to mention difficulties in west africa as well. plenty of challenges so they will need to get these people ina they will need to get these people in a pretty sharpish. we will have extensive coverage of the inauguration later on friday. let's take a look at some efihe day's. other mauls. 7 the new president, adama barrow,
has been sworn in at the gambian embassy in senegal. his inauguration sparked scenes of celebration in the gambian capital, banjul. more than 20 firefighters are thought to have been killed in the iranian capital tehran, when the city's oldest high—rise building collapsed on them. the blaze and the fall of the seventeen—storey plasco building was broadcast live on television. some firefighters were pulled out alive and have been taken to hospital for treatment. cramped garment workshops occupied the upper levels and it is unclear how many people were inside. the mexican drug lord, joaquin guzman, known as — el chapo — has been extradited to the united states. mr guzman, who has escaped from two mexican high security jails in the past, was facing two extradition requests one from california and another from texas — where he could face
the death penalty. it's not clear yet where he's going. manchester united made more money than any football club in the world last season, according to deloite, that's around $630 million. they knock real madrid off the top spot of high earners — the spanish club had been there for 11 years. in fact, real madrid now drop to third place behind barcelona. frenchman armel le cleac‘h has won this year's venday globe solo yacht race around the world in a record—breaking time. it took him just 7a days, three hours and 35 minutes to complete the event. briton alex thomson wasn't far behind and is expected to finish in the coming hours. the malaysian prime minister has called on muslim countries to lead international action over the plight of myanmar‘s rohingya muslims. najib razak made the comments at the organisation
of islamic co—operation, which is meeting in kuala lumpur. approximately 65,000 rohingyas have fled myanmar‘s rakhine state since burmese soldiers began intensive counter—terrorism operations there in october. you may find some of the pictures in david campa nale's report distressing. security forces in buddhist—majority myanmar are accused of widespread limited access for aid agencies and journalists to rakhine state. meeting in an emergency session to discuss what it says is a humanitarian crisis faced 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 tojustice. 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, cannot hope for the best and pray it does not get worse. bangladesh is demanding myanmar take back the tens of thousands of 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 after an avalanche destroyed a hotel used by skiers in central italy. at least four people are known to have died. rescue teams are searching for up to 35 people still trapped. the avalanche happened on wednesday, after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the area of abruzzo, more than 240 kilometres, or around 150 miles from rome. 0ur correspondentjames 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." "calm?" "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 preparing to be
sworn—in as president, we visit the pennsylvania rust belt to meet his supporters who now want theirjobs to return. 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 throughout the tour. 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,
this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl, in singapore. i'm kasia madera, in london. our top stories: 0n the eve of his inauguration, donald trump has addressed a rally in washington, telling people he'll bring the country together. 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 to return to native ownership, after being in the hands of a us company. aussie dairy firm bega cheese agreed to buy it along with a range of well known food brands. 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 ali baba 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? there is only one story. it is of course the inauguration of donald trump. we know he loves to tweak and we look at every single tweet, we watch his public judgingbgﬁhat happenedab- donald trump gestures for melania to approach the microphone. she shakes her head. but the president—elect is emphatic and waves her forward. clearly a man who gets what he wants. let's stay with the trump inauguration and those fears
of a possible trade war with china. joining me now from beijing is our correspondent stephen mcdonell. 0bviously everyone has been watching the cemetery concerns in the us. —— celebratory. here in asia, we are all watching as well, especially in china. what is the view in china? well, on mainland china, in beijing, the feeling is a bit like the calm before the storm. there are reports that china's state—run media has been told to tread carefully when reporting on donald trump at this time of his inauguration. in recent weeks there has been a lot of controversy when it comes to china— us relations, whether it be us— taiwan policy, all the talk of possible tariffs. 0r taiwan policy, all the talk of possible tariffs. or a threat that the us might try to blockade these
recently constructed islands in the south china sea. the press has been full of cartoons with donald trump asa full of cartoons with donald trump as a all in the china shop, or with as a all in the china shop, or with a hand grenade. —— bull in a china shop. but not at the moment. it is pretty calm and there is a respectful tone from the press at the moment. a respectful tone, respectful tone from the press at the moment. a respectfultone, you say, but we heard from the chinese president who was speaking at davos earlier this week. essentially he hinted at donald trump and the fear of protectionist policies, walls he is putting up, et cetera. but there is putting up, et cetera. but there isa is putting up, et cetera. but there is a sense of restraint from the chinese. but where will this leave them in terms of trade? another crucial thing this morning is chinese gdp numbers have come out. crucial thing this morning is chinese gdp numbers have come outlj
think there certainly is restraint at the moment on the part of the chinese government. at this time of year we go to all manner of new year receptions and speak the chinese government officials and that's the message we are getting regarding trump. they are all holding back and trying to be restrained. but those comments that xi jinping made, trying to be restrained. but those comments that xijinping made, of course he is talking about the possibility of tariffs. the chinese position has long been that. free trade has benefited not only china, but the us, especially consumers, and they don't want tariffs, they wa nt and they don't want tariffs, they want free trade between these two powers. at the moment they aren't being so strident and expressing this, but i think on the inauguration has happened that might change. indeed. we will be watching closely. thank you. 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 slogan 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 not thinking rationally. 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 its foreign trade and outsourcing which is killing jobs, really, by a factor of four to one, the blame goes to automation. you have been watching newsday. we have special coverage from washington all day on friday on the bbc, so i do hope that you canjoin us bbc, so i do hope that you canjoin us for the inauguration of donald trump. hello. wherever we have had clear skies
over the past few days, my word, the temperatures have really dropped away. you certainly know it's january. there have been clear skies around here. we have had a great zone through the heart 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. that's the temperature profile as we start friday, but at its extreme, you could be looking at —3 in the north or —6 somewhere in the south. generally speaking, certainly below zero, quite a widespread frost for the southern counties of 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 central southern parts of scotland. again, there will be one or two spots across northern scotland that will get away to a bright start with sunshine, a 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 wales the midlands and maybe coming up to the southern parts of yorkshire. and then we do it all again. where we have had the clear skies and you get a cold start to the weekend. the system arcing its way up to the eastern parts and that is where we will see the cloudy of weather. a big chance for many for you during saturday to see sunshine. that may not be the case across the south—eastern corner of both england and wales but 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 quarter 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 both 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 is one to watch. it's 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 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. congratulations to him. that's all from me now, stay with bbc world news. and the top story here in the uk: at the world economic forum in switzerland, theresa may tells business leaders that britain wants to forge a new role in the world after brexit.