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this is bbc news. the headlines at three. president trump begins his first full day as america's new leader, and starts to follow through on his campaign pledges. inauguration day ended with a series of balls, with the president promising to fight for the american people. we're gonna do a really good job, and i will be fighting every single day for you. meanwhile, women's groups are holding protest marches across the uk, and around the world, against trump's presidency. nine people have now been rescued from an italian hotel which was buried by an avalanche three days ago. 23 people are still missing. british tennis number one johanna konta storms into the last 16 of the australian open. in halfan in half an hour, stephen sackur speaks to dmitri pascoe, the spokesperson for the russian president vladimir putin.
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good afternoon and 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
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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. 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...#.
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should i keep the twitter going or not? keep it going? i think so. cheering. donald] 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
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and affordable care act. an action that will help repeal obamacare, 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. in his first address to the nation as president,
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donald trump spelt out his vision for the future for the people of america. the oath of office i take today is an oath of allegiance to all americans. for many decades, we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of american industry. subsidised the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own. and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while america's infrastructure has fallen into
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disrepair and decay. we've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of oui’ wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. one by one, the factories shattered and left our shores. with not even a thought about the millions and millions of american workers that were left behind. the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. but that is the past. and now, we are looking only to the future. applause. we assembled here today best of
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issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and every foreign haul of power. —— are issuing. from this day forward, are issuing. from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. america first. so what do people make of that first presidential speech from donald trump? earlier, i asked clarkjudge, who was a former speech writer and advisor to president reagan. very direct, very blunt. laid out his agenda. also was candid about the problems of the country that led to his astonishing election. so i thought it worked for the moment.
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it's not a traditional, in some respects, inauguraladdress. although, in others, it is. it was quite forceful. it fit the moment. in many ways, it sounded like he was still campaigning, didn't it? inaugural addresses typically rehearsed some of the themes of the campaign, because the campaign is what brought the man to the office, oi’ what brought the man to the office, or the woman at some point. brought them to the office, and reflects what that person stands for, and the vision of government, or at least the task before him. this goes back all the way to the start. it's more pronounced in some eras than others. it's more contentious in some eras than others. the president is the chief of state, yes, and speaks to unity as the chief of state, which
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he did. he is also the head of government and his party, which speaks to an agenda and a task to perform, which he also did. in that sense, it was perfectly traditional. so if you had been advising him, because we are told that he wrote most of this speech, would you have gone along with what was said?|j think gone along with what was said?” think so. i might have done some things a little differently, but these reflected the man too, which is an important part of that. as he wrote it, apparently, it surely did reflect him. the hallmark was kander, i thought. reflect him. the hallmark was kander, ithought. and reflect him. the hallmark was kander, i thought. and that's a very good thing. —— candour. kander, i thought. and that's a very good thing. -- candour. so what can we look forward to from speeches from donald trump? presumably he has a team of speech writers? i'm sure he does. i would expect that
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sometimes he will be confrontational, sometimes he'll be conciliatory. you saw 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 all his agenda. they had been made a signature issue of infrastructure reform. he's made it a signature issue of his. of his campaign and now election. other parts of his agenda are classically republican. that's one thing to keep in mind about both the speech and the way he presenting himself. he's trying to pull in themes from across the political, the centre part of the
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political, the centre part of the political spectrum, centre right to ce ntre—left. political spectrum, centre right to centre—left. he is mixing them up. he clearly wants to draw people from not just his base he clearly wants to draw people from notjust his base in the republican party, but the democratic hearty in congress. he needs to do that in any event. —— democratic party. he is pursuing it seriously. this is a president who right now is reaching out across the centre part of the american political spectrum. let's go to washington. the crowds have gathered in washington, dc to demand the protection of women's rights following the lection of donald trump. similar protests being seen in cities across the world. let's listen to what's going on in washington. no, we have moved to edinburgh now. the pink hats are a
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unifying factor across the marches. over 600 marches across the globe. the organisers expect over 2 million people in all to protest. back to washington again. a quarter of a million women, and some men there as well, expected in washington, dc today. protests also in berlin, paris, rome, vienna, geneva and amsterdam, just to name a few places. we will keep an eye on those marches. in the uk, marches have taken place in several cities, including manchester, belfast, liverpool and cardiff. let's have another look at edinburgh. maybe not? yes, maybe. 2000 people gathering outside the us consulate to show their opposition to president trump. and also in central london, a huge march. our correspondent is there.
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for the last hour and 15 minutes, thousands of people have descended on trafalgar square. they started marching from the us embassy in grosvenor square. organisers are telling me they estimate at least 30,000 people. it certainly feels as though that number is much higher, asi though that number is much higher, as i look across the crowds here. let's talk to a couple of people and find out why they have decided to come along. we start with ellen. your banner says, proud to be american, ashamed of our resident. why do you feel like that? because of everything he says and stands for. he's been saying for ages what he wants to do, which is to be protectionist, isolationist, to build a wall, to keep muslims out, to repeal abortion rights and health care, to deny climate change. basically to destroy our world, to
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not uphold the constitution. you live in london but you are from connecticut. how has it felt as an american watching the presidential race and the inauguration yesterday? it made me feel sick to watch the inauguration. this morning, i woke up inauguration. this morning, i woke up and you hear trump... i inauguration. this morning, i woke up and you heartrump... i remember waking up ages ago and hearing obama and thinking, thank god there is a voice of reason. —— eight years ago. now there is some sort of horrible baby the controls. donald trump said his election marked the start of power going back to the people. -- at the controls. if you believe that, you have rocks in your head. everyone in his cabinet is a billionaire, incompetent and will disappoint the people who do believe that. what do you hope the march today will achieve? a sense of solidarity among people who oppose trump. that, as women, we are not going to take it lying down when
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someone says we going to take it lying down when someone says we should be allowed to be raped and abused, with our reproductive rights and abortion rights, the rights of poor women to be given contraception to be taken away... this is the first step of the next four years of fighting against this. you spoke at the rally today, what was your message to the crowd ? today, what was your message to the crowd? that even though in the last year we have seen the rise of nasty politics and the rise of politicians and would—be leaders who have risen in popularity on the back of causing divisions and hatred, exploiting fears... even though we have seen all of that, actually we can come together to show unity and solidarity. when we come together, we can lead and be at the forefront, fighting for equality and justice as women. fighting for equality and justice as women. history has shown that. what specifically do you hope will come out of these marches, going on in 62 cities across the world?”
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out of these marches, going on in 62 cities across the world? i am hoping that people who previously would not have spoken to each other, connected with each other, are now connecting and mobilising to take positive action to rally around the issues they feel are important. racism, islamophobia, on the mental rights for immigrants... i am hoping islamophobia, on the mental rights for immigrants... lam hoping people come together and mobilise. for immigrants... lam hoping people come togetherand mobilise. —— fundamental rights for immigrants. just two stories from the many thousands of people who have joined the rally today, which is expected to go on for at least another 15 minutes. thank you. back to washington, dc. lots of big names taking part in these rallies. on the platform at the moment, the actress america ferrara from the series ugly betty. we demand an end to the systemic
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murder and incarceration of our black brothers and sisters. cheering and applause. we will not give up our rights to safe and legal abortions. we will not oust our lgbt queue families to go backwards. —— ask our lgbt q families. we will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance. we won't build walls and we won't see the worst in each others'. and we won't turn our backs on the more than 750,000 young immigrants in this country currently protected by... inaudible. they are hard—working, upstanding,
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courageous individuals who refuse to live in the shadows of fear and isolation. they bravely took to the streets to declare themselves and to provide a voice and hope for their communities. today, we march with and for them. cheering and applause. together, we, all of us, we'll fight, resist and oppose every single action that threatens the lives of any and all of our communities. marchers, make no mistake. we are, every single one of us, under attack. our safety and freedoms are on the chopping block. and we are the only ones who can protect one another. if we do not stand together, march together, fight together, march together, fight together for the next four years, then we will lose together. our
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opposition knows how to stick together. they are united in their agenda to hold this country back, and to stop progress. it is in their slogan. so we too must stand united. if we, the millions of americans who believe in common decency, the greater good, injustice for all, believe in common decency, the greater good, injustice forall, if we fall into the trap of censoring ourselves by our causes and our labels, we will weaken our fight and we will lose. cheering and applause. but if we commit to what aligns us, if we stand together, steadfast and determined, then we stand a chance of saving the soul of our country.
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cheering and applause. so let's march together. at this point, we want everyone to take out their cellphone and text women to 40 649. their cellphone and text women to 40649. sign up with us so we can continue to work together. this is only day one in our united movement. so take out your phone and text women to 40649. let's march. very passionate speech by the actress america ferrara from the series ugly betty. this is washington, dc, about to get a bit of music. expecting a quarter of a million people at the rally there. as well as london and washington,
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dc, there are marches under way across europe. adam has been speaking to demonstrators in the hague, in the netherlands. they are marching in solidarity, celebrating diversity and encouraging empathy. the values they believe are now in jeopardy. this is all part of the global women'smarch, but you can feel the dutch influence. people are highlighting the issues they believe are most destructive to society. this is to show many parties who come up with populist slogans, fear mongering, that we say no. we are different but equal. many of the issues these people believe made people vote for donald trump, things like fear and discontent, are also present in the netherlands, and they are warning dutch politicians to pay attention ahead of elections in march. many believe they will be the first real indication of whether the
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populist victories in the uk and the us have had any real impact on the european mainland. that was another holiday on. from monday on the bbc, a programme covering donald trump's first acts of president, the brexit effect and much more. the headlines on bbc news. president trump begins his first full day as america's new leader and starts to follow through on his campaign pledges. a day of protest is taking place around uk and the 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 three days ago. and in sport, a huge blow for liverpool's title challenge? sigurdsson and swansea stun jurgen klopp's side 3—2 at anfield
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in the premier league. some stunning tennis from johanna konta helped her ease into the australian open fourth round, with a straight sets win over caroline wozniacki. up next is 30th seed ekaterina makarova. defending champion ronnie o'sullivan is level at 3—3 against marco fu in the semi—finals of the masters snooker. and exeter chiefs fail to reach the last eight in rugby union's champions cup, after a heavy defeat at clermont auvergne. you can keep up to date with all the day's sport on the bbc sport website. i'll have more in the next hour. 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, 18, appeared for a matter of minutes
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in the courtroom building behind me in sheffield. he stood in the dock wearing a grey t—shirt and greyjogging bottoms. he spoke only to confirm his name and age. he is charged with the murder of 16—year—old leonne weeks, who is also 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 two at the magistrates in sheffield, was very busy. there was no extra space in the public gallery with both families attending this very short hearing. mr heeley was told that the matter will be referred to crown court. he will be held in custody and will appear at crown court here on 17th february. some pictures from washington, dc again. president trump and vice president pence have been attending a prayer service at the national
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cathedral. something presidents tend to do immediately after inauguration, and also several times during their tenure at the white house. prayer breakfast being quite a big part of meeting the public. the president and his wife coming in to the cathedral, washington national cathedral, one of the biggest in the area. a national prayer service for the new president, the vice president and the administration. the vice president and his wife, just arriving and being shown to their pew. everyone else is in position as well. no sign of the president yet. we will come back to that as it continues. 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.
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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 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.
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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. how many more people might be trapped alive underneath all this? 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. ukip's new leader, paul nuttall, is to be his party's candidate
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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. back to the national cathedral in washington, dc. president trump, i believe, just arriving with the first lady melania. a national prayer service at the cathedral. a few minutes ago, the vice president and his wife arrived. the first day after being inaugurated, the president and first lady at the national cathedral for this brea kfast national cathedral for this breakfast greeting. some people moving into position alongside mike pence, the vice president, and his wife. the former president of the gambia, yahya jammeh,
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who has 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 iith—hour talks that he finally bowed to mounting pressure. news of the agreement was celebrated in neighbouring senegal, where his successor adama barrow
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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. 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. we will pause and see what the weather's doing out there. it's been lovely where you've had the sunshine, despite the cold, it's been lovely and crisp and bright. other areas have seen some cloud around


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