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this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump begins his first full day as america's new leader and starts to see through on his campaign pledges. inauguration day ended with a series of balls, with the president pledging to fight for the american people. we are going to do a really good job and i will be fighting every single day for you. meanwhile a day of protests is taking place around the world in support of women's rights and against trump's presidency. nine people have now been rescued from an italian hotel which was buried by an avalanche almost three days ago. british tennis number one johanna konta storms into the last 16 of the australian open. and coming up in half—an—hour, inside out explores whether time rationing is crippling the nhs. good afternoon and
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welcome to bbc news. the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, has used his first hours in office to start unpicking his predecessor's policies. he's targeted obamaca re, ordering officials to reduce the ‘economic burden‘ of the affordable healthcare plan, but hasn't said what he'll replace it with. the revamped white house website is also now highlighting mr trump's new six issue agenda. energy, foreign policy, jobs and growth, military, law enforcement and trade deals. some observers point out that it makes no mention of civil rights, healthca re or climate change. the new president's cabinet is beginning to take shape. retired generaljames mattis has been sworn in as defence secretary. and john kelly, a retired marine corps general, has also been sworn in as the head of homeland security.
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however mike pompeo, president trump's choice as director of the cia hasn't been sworn in yet after his confirmation was delayed by the us senate. the russian government has confirmed that president putin will call donald trump in the next few days but that preparing for any future meeting will take months of planning. our washington correspondent laura bicker reports. and now, the president and first lady of the united states will take their first dance. # and now the end is near...# never has a song been more appropriate for a president. donald trump got here by doing things very differently, a trait he shows no sign of losing as commander—in—chief. # i did it my way...#. should i keep the twitter going or not? keep it going? i think so. cheering.
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donald j trump and the first lady of the united states. he beamed as he arrived at galas across washington, clasping the hand of his wife and first lady. inaugural balls are part of the choreography of this historic day. and mr trump invited supporters from across the country. well, we did it. cheering we began this journey, and they said we — we and me — we didn't have a chance, but we knew we were going to win. and we won. # i did it my way. as he shuffled around the floor, word spread that he had already made his first executive move... this is an executive order minimising the economic burden of the patient protection and affordable care act. an action that will help repeal obamaca re,
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his predecessor's signature health care law. across the country, gatherings of a more hostile nature sprung up from coast to coast. in washington, over 200 people were arrested after a handful of small anti—trump rallies turned violent. in chicago, hundreds peacefully voiced their concerns at donald trump's agenda, and in seattle, they marched through the streets. further demonstrations are planned over the weekend. but the new president will shrug off this criticism, just as he did during the campaign. surrounded by family and friends, he is taking a moment to enjoy this particular piece of pageantry before the real work begins. laura bicker, bbc news. in his first address to the nation as president donald trump spelt out his vision for the future for the people of america.
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we assembled here today or issuing a new decree to be heard in every city in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. from this day forward , every hall of power. from this day forward, a new vision will govern oui’ forward, a new vision will govern ourland. forward, a new vision will govern our land. from this day forward, it is going to be only america first. america first. let's get more reaction to events of the past 2a hours and look to the future with clarkjudge, who was a former speech writer and advisor to president reagan. he joins us via webcam from washington. good afternoon to you from london. what did you make of the speech first of all? very strong, very blunt, laid out his agenda. also was candid about the problems of the
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country that led to his astonishing election. so i thought it worked for the moment. it is not a traditional, in some respects, inaugural address, although in others it is. it was quite forceful and fit the moment. in many ways it sounded like he was still campaigning, didn't it? well, inaugural addresses are typically rehearsed some of the themes of the campaign because the campaign is what bought the man of a woman to the office. it reflects what that person stands for and the vision of the government, or at least the task before him. this goes back all the way to the start. it's more pronounced in some areas than
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others. it's more pretentious in some areas than others, but the president is the chief of state and speaks to unity as the chief of state, which she did. he is also head of government and his party. he spoke of tyles reform and in that respect it was perfectly traditional. so if you have been advising him, because we are told that he read the speech, or most of it, would you have gone along with what was said? i think so. i might have done some things a little differently, but these reflected the man as well, which is an important pa rt man as well, which is an important part of that. as he wrote it, apparently, then it surely did reflect him. its hallmark was candour. that is a very good thing. so what can we look forward to, do
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you think, especially in speeches from donald trump? i'm assuming he has a team of speech writers will convey his thoughts for him. i'm sure he does and i would expect that sometimes he'll be confrontational, sometimes he'll be confrontational, sometimes he'll be confrontational, sometimes he will be conciliatory. you sort that in the lunch after the address yesterday he spoke of both republicans and democrats getting together. there were elements of that speech that would be very appealing to democrats and of his agenda. they have been made a signature issue of infrastructure reform and he has made it a signature issue of his campaign, and out of his election. other parts of his agenda are classically republican. that's one thing to keep in mind about the speech and the way
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he's presenting himself. he is trying to pull in themes from across the political, the centre part of the political, the centre part of the political, the centre part of the political centre day spectrum —— spectrum. he is mixing up and clearly wa nts spectrum. he is mixing up and clearly wants to draw people not just from his base in the republican party, but the democratic party in congress. he needs to do that in any event and he is pursuing it seriously. this is a president who is right now reaching out across the centre part of the american political spectrum. thank you for talking to us. reacting to president trump's inaugural speech to put america first, the foreign secretary borisjohnson told the bbc he remains positive about the prospect of a new trade deal with the us. the new president has made it clear that he wants to put britain at the front of the line for a new trade deal. obviously, that is extremely exciting and important. and he is keen to get it
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done as fast as possible and is optimistic that it can be done soon, he has said within a short period after the exit from the eu, and that is great. it's got to work for the uk as well, but there is every reason to be positive. with me is stryker mcguire, features editor at bloomberg markets. we've been talking a lot about that speech. what did you make of it? i thought it was astonishing really. ina sense, thought it was astonishing really. in a sense, we weren't surprised because we knew where he stands. i mean, that is one of the things that he has always had going for him. he is very clear. i guess i was astonished in the sense at what sometimes happens is when a campaigner becomes president elect
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and then president, he attempts to broaden his appeal and the magic in a sense of trump is that he's gone through the entire campaign and the run—up to the presidency basically singing the same song and to the same people. what can we expect them? we'll look at the first hundred days, of course. will it be the same? will we have the same arguments, that campaigning tone?|j think arguments, that campaigning tone?” think we will. we will see actions as well. we will see him to begin to pick various things, including obamacare. he will begin to attempt to pick away at the trade agreements, but these things or take time. this is something that is extremely difficult. if you think of the fact that health care, that is the fact that health care, that is the largest industry in the united states. so whatever you do to it, you have to do it carefully because
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it is hugely important to the economy. the same is true with trade. a lot of people think of trade. a lot of people think of trade in terms of tariffs and so forth to some extent it is about that, but it's about standards and so that, but it's about standards and so in the uk you have nice overseeing drugs and so forth and in america you have the fda. if you're going to have free trade, you have to bring all of these things into equilibrium. how good or bad to think president trump will be for the uk? for the uk? that is a good question. i do think he's really going to necessarily be bad for the uk. he is not going to rescue the uk. he is not going to rescue the uk. uk trade with the united states, first of all, it's not that much out of balance. secondly, it is not that big. england, the rest of the uk
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exports more to scotland than it does to the united states, four example. so i guess the main point would be that don't think that trump, because he is a fan of the uk, that he somehow is going going to make it —— somehow is going to make it easier for the to make it —— somehow is going to make it easierfor the uk to make it —— somehow is going to make it easier for the uk as to make it —— somehow is going to make it easierfor the uk as it extricate itself from europe. but we so extricate itself from europe. but we so special the united states? the special parts, when you are talking about the military and the intelligence community and so on and so intelligence community and so on and so forth, there is a foundation of specialness that has extended all the way until today from world war ii. that obviously is not going to go away, but it could be said that trump is looking more to this part of the world than he is said to
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asia. obama's focus when it came to trade especially was looking towards asia and not this part of the world. thank you. as we've heard, tens of thousands are expected to join the rally in washington dc later on. it'll be one of nearly 700 demonstrations globally, organised by women opposed to donald trump. women of the world unite! women of the world unite! in australia, 3,000 people marched to the us consulate in sydney. organisers said they wanted to present a united voice with women around the world. here in the uk, marches are taking place in several cities — including manchester, belfast, liverpool and cardiff. this is the scene in edinburgh this afternoon. at least 2,000 people gathered outside the us consulate in the city to show their opposition to president trump. well, let's cross to central london where a march is also underway. our correspondent is there yes, the rally here is well
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underway. thousands and thousands of people have turned up for this march in london. it's actually very difficult to move, there are so many people here. they started the march at around 12:30pm. it started at the us embassy over in grosvenor square. they've made their way over here and at the moment the crowd is being addressed by a range of speakers. women from amnesty international, local mps, union officials as well. many people in the crowds holding banners which show a real frustration for the president of the united states donald trump. that is one of the main reasons why most people have come out here, but a range of other reasons as well. let me talk to one of the women leading the march, francis scott. what do you make of the turnout here because it was a march that was only organised several weeks ago by a
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handful of women who are complete strangers. i think it is amazing. it's the most beautiful day and it's fabulous to see the solidarity for women in trafalgar square. you are here because you are from a campaign group aiming to get more women mps in parliament, but before i ask if that, what are your thoughts on donald trump and the reaction across the world? this is one of more than 66 marches across the world. donald trump was elected with the systems that were in place, so we have to go with the democracy that put him there. of course personally, iwould like to see a woman in the white house. that would have been a historic occasion, but it will happen one day. i wish though it would happen sooner. how concerned are you about donald trump being in the white house and women's rights moving forward? it's a concern having someone like donald trump in
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the white house for women's rights, but the thing that interests me and the thing that i am passionate about is westminster. i think we have to respect the democratic processes that are in place, but what we need to do is make sure that our processes and our parliament becomes more inclusive and more gender balanced and that is what we are campaigning for. speaking to a lot of women in the crowd and there are men here as well, lots of families have come out, lots of people saying it's not just about have come out, lots of people saying it's notjust about donald trump, it's notjust about donald trump, it's about winning's inequality in general. women's equality should start in parliament. nicola sturgeon said that gender balance should be at the heart of government. it's wonderful to see so many people in trafalgar square, but they need to convert this passion into action. so we want them to sign online and save wine they want equality. thank you
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for joining wine they want equality. thank you forjoining us. let us have a chat with a mother and daughter who have come tojoin the with a mother and daughter who have come to join the march today. madeleine and sandra. madeleine, how old are you and why have you come along today? i am 12 and i can today because it is my first march and i wanted to see what it was like and i wanted to see what it was like and i wanted to see what it was like and i wanted to make a stand for women's right and equality. in what way. as donald trump influenced this? yes, because he doesn't believe in women's rights in that kind of sense andl women's rights in that kind of sense and i think that it really... women's rights in that kind of sense and i think that it really. .. he should make a difference. sandra, what difference do you think today's march will make? i have a daughter who don't want to bring up in a misogynistic society and i think we have gone back 30 years with him being elected. donald trump was democratically elected. sort of. not the majority don't. it was not a
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people's choice in the majority sense. you're marching in london, but what difference would that make to the white house? the amat is all over the world and everywhere they will be marching to support. there isa will be marching to support. there is a big change in people don't want to have this. sandra, thank you for joining us. the rally here is expected to go on until around 3:30pm this afternoon. thank you. and from monday here on the bbc news channel we have a new programme covering donald trump's first acts as president, the brexit effect and much more. that's 100 days with katty kay in washington and christian fraser in london. the headlines. president trump begins his first full day as the american president and starts to carry through his campaign objectives. the protest around the world for women's rights and against
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trump's residency. my people have now been rescued from an italian hotel that was buried three days ago during an avalanche. an 18 year old man has appeared in court charged with murdering a teenage girl near rotherham. shay heeley was remanded in custody. the body of 16 year—old leonnie weeks was discovered on a path in dinnington on monday — she'd been stabbed a number of times. our correspondent megan patterson reports from sheffield magistrates court. shay heeley appeared for a matter of minutes in the portland building behind me. he stood in the dock wearing a grey t—shirt and grey jogging bottoms. he spoke only to confirm his name and age. from dinnington. her body was found in an alleway in the village there on monday. police say she died after being stabbed several times. the courtroom, courtroom to it at the magistrates in sheffield
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was very busy. there was no extra space in the public gallery with both families attending this very short hearing. shay heeley was told that the matter will be moved to crown court and he will appear on the 17th of february. five people are now known to have died in the italian avalanche last week — it's thought around 20 people are still unaccounted for. nine people, including four children, have so far been pulled alive from the rubble of the rigopiano hotel in the abruzzo region. james reynolds reports. from the ruins of the rigopiano hotel, in the last moments of light, rescuers pulled a six—year—old girl to safety. she was cold but apparently uninjured. relief workers then carried away a boy who'd been sheltering with her. for 48 hours, these children and two others had managed to survive underneath concrete walls. after these pictures were filmed, rescuers made their way
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to four more survivors — two men and two women. the rescued hotel guests have been flown to hospital in the coastal city of pescara. doctors say that they are cold and dehydrated but otherwise in good condition. the survivors‘ family members can now breathe again. translation: can't you see it from my face? doesn‘t my face show how happy i am? it‘s great. i can‘t describe it in words. i‘d like to see him. for now, the boy is safe. but other waiting relatives have no such relief. this man‘s son has yet to be found. translation: you need to speak to these ministers here. you need to ask them why they didn't go get the people out the day before the tragedy. they left them trapped in the hotel. italy‘s rescue services promise to continue their rescue efforts until they find everyone.
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how many more people might be trapped alive underneath all this? james reynolds, bbc news, rome. 16 people, mostly teenagers, have been killed in northern italy when their bus hit a highway barrier and caught fire. the school students from hungary were returning from a skiing trip with teachers and parents when the accident happened, near verona. around forty are injured, some seriously. the french national front leader, marine le pen, has predicted that brexit will have a domino effect across europe. she‘s been speaking at a gathering of far—right leaders from germany, france, italy and the netherlands in the german city of koblenz. they‘re discussing their shared opposition to the european union. addressing delegates, marine le pen declared 2017 will be the year of the awakening of the people of continental europe. the first real blow struck against
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the old order. the domino effect that will bring down old europe is brexit. people are leaving the agreement of the powerful to decide its own destiny. the second blow came shortly afterwards and that was the election of mr trump to the presidency of the united states, putting the friends of neoliberalism in an even more difficult situation. ukips‘s new leader paul nuttall is to be his party‘s candidate in next month‘s by—election in stoke central. the contest was triggered by the resignation of labour‘s tristram hunt. at the last general election ukip came second in the constituency, which voted strongly in favour of brexit in the referendum. it will be mr nuttall‘s fifth attempt to become an mp. the former president of the gambia yahya jammeh,
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who had been refusing to accept his defeat in last month‘s elections, has said he will now step down. troops from neighbouring west african countries had threatened to remove him by force, in an action backed by the un. sarah corker reports. the man who once said he would rule the gambia for a billion years is finally leaving. yahya jammeh told state television he would relinquish power to keep peace in his country after 22 years as president. i have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation. he refused to accept defeat in december‘s elections and it was only after west african leaders came to the gambian capital for 11th hour talks that he finally bowed to mounting pressure. news of the agreement was celebrated in neighbouring senegal, where his successor adama barrow sought to reassure the gambian people. to all of you who were forced by political circumstances to flee our country, you now have the liberty to return home.
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more than 40,000 people fled the gambia in fear of violence. troops from senegal and nigeria had been stationed on the border ready to remove mrjammeh by force if required. a deal has now been struck, but the details of his departure and where he will go now have not been revealed. sarah corker, bbc news. this is the scene live in washington, dc. hundreds of people
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gathering, protesting against president trump‘s presidency. the dc rally alone is expected to attract at least a quarter of a million people. marches are planned around the world and it is reckoned that 2 million people will protest. various celebrities are taking part. bianca jagger, charlotte church and sir ian mckellen. there are protest around europe and we will be following them throughout the afternoon and we will bring you the latest. meanwhile we will pause and find out what the weather is doing. high pressure is controlling the weather. lots of wins and it is cold and will remain cold. cold weather through the cause of the afternoon with sunshine around and variable
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amounts of cloud. a few showers pushing into towards the south—west and getting into south—west wales. crowd across the midlands into northern ireland and scotland. there could be a dusting of snow over higher grounds. watch out for ice as well on untreated surfaces. for sunday, a cloudy day didn‘t saturday across northern and western areas. still some sunshine between the crowd, but the best of the sunshine will be in central, southern and south—eastern parts. little change into next week as high pressure continues to dominate, but what we will start to see is fog problems. when the skies clear on monday and tuesday, the four could be dense and cause travel disruptions. keep tuned to your local radio. good afternoon. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2309pm:
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the first full day in office begins for president trump, as the new american leader begins to follow through on his campaign pledges. meanwhile, hundreds of demonstrations are taking place across the world in support of women‘s rights and against trump‘s presidency — like this one in edinburgh. nine people have now been rescued from an italian hotel which was buried by an avalanche three days ago. a man has appeared in court in sheffield, charged with the murder of 16—year—old leonne weeks. her body was found on a pathway near rotherham on monday. i‘m back at the top of the hour. ( now on bbc news — inside out. hello, welcome to a brand new series. in the next half an hour, a close—up look at health care. we‘re on the rounds with a local gp, fighting financial pressure as well as infection. it drives me up the wall. i want to do what i‘m trained
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for, not to be some sort of clinical accountant. we ask - do we still have a national health service? or does where you live increasingly affect your care? the fact that i've had to


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