tv World News Today BBC News January 21, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT
this is bbc world news today, broadcasting in the uk and around the world. i'm geeta guru—murthy. president trump visits the cia on his first full day in office and promises to defeat islamic terrorism. it comes on the day that hundreds of thousands of people march in washington, and cities across the world, in protest at the trump presidency. this has to be eradicated, just off back the face of the earth. it is evil. this has to be eradicated, just off the face of the earth. it is evil. rescuers continue to dig at the site of the hotel rigopiano in central italy in the hope of finding more survivors of wednesday's avalanche. and people in the gambia are expecting to see its former president yahya jammeh leave the country after finally agreeing to relinquish power. ya hya yahya jammeh is reportedly now on a plane to guinea. hello and welcome.
the newly elected us president donald trump has told a gathering of the central intelligence agency, the cia, that he stands with them ‘0ne thousand percent‘. speaking at the cia's headquarters in fairfax in virginia, he said there was no one he respected more. and he promised that islamic terrorism would be defeated. here's a little of what he said: we have to get rid of isis, we have to get rid of isis. we have no choice. applause radical islamic terrorism, and i said yesterday — it has to be eradicated. just off the face of the earth. this is evil. mr trump also had plenty to say about the media. he accused reporters of being inaccurate in their reporting of his inauguration. as you know, i have a running war
with the media. they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. applause right? and a sort of made it sound like i had a feud with the intelligence community. and i want you to know the reason you are the numberone you to know the reason you are the number one stop, it is exactly the opposite, exactly the opposite. they understand that as well. i was explaining about the numbers. we did the speech yesterday. i don't know about the speech... but we had a massive field of people. you saw it, packed. i got up this morning and turned on one of the networks and they show an empty field. i made a speech. i looked out, it looked like a million, or a
speech. i looked out, it looked like a million, ora million people. they showed a field where there was practically nobody standing there! --1 ——1 million or 1.5 million people. during the speech, mr trump also confirmed that the british prime minister theresa may is to travel to washington to meet him — in his words, "very shortly". the bbc understands it's this week. a brexit trade deal between the uk and the us is likely to be high on mrs may's agenda. mr trump said recently he'd be keen to work on a deal that was good for both countries but also said during his inaugural address that in relations with other countries, he'd always put america first. today, as mr trump was speaking, just a few miles away in washington dc, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest against his statements on women and minorities. the main mall in washington in fromt of the capitol building is still crowded with people — organisers say they won't be able to lead a formal march
towards the white house because there's just not enough room to move the crowds. just by way of comparison, this is the same scene exactly 2a hours ago, for the inauguration of president donald trump. as you can see, there were far fewer people there on friday. here's a statistic to reinforce the difference — the washington's metro rail system says that up to 11am on saturday morning, there were 275,000 rides on the trains across the city. in the same timeframe on friday morning, the day of the inauguration — there were just 193,000 rides. here's how one of the speakers at today's event — the singer madonna — explained her motivations for protesting: welcome to the revolution of love! to the rebellion, to our refusal, as women, to accept this new age of tyranny. we are notjust women
women, to accept this new age of tyranny. we are not just women that are in danger, but all marginalised people. for being uniquely different, right now, my truly be considered a crime... that was madonna. another actress speaking at the event was scarlettjohansson, who made this personal appeal for the family planning organisation, planned parenthood, to be spared from funding cuts by the new administration: for the more than 2.5 million patients a year that rely on planned parenthood services for cancer and std screenings, birth control, safe abortion and pregnancy planning, these are uncertain and anxious times. lawmakers in 2a states have tried to block patients from receiving care at planned parenthood. congress has voted to limit access to reproductive services nine times. boo, yes — boo! scarlettjohansson.
0ur correspondent barbara plett—usher has been among those on the mall in washington today. there has been a massive turnout. this is probably the biggest inaugural linked demonstration in american history. 0rganisers were predicting up to 200,000 people, but now the mayor's office has increased that estimate to probably half a million people, and that's just here in washington. in cities around the country there have also been big demonstrations, in places like new york and los angeles. also in a number of countries overseas as well. this is an event that was organised by women who are afraid that the trump administration would roll back some of their rights, or at least not actively promote them as they had hoped a government might do, but it has taken in a much broader agenda than that. those groups that feel vulnerable have also come here, groups representing immigrants, groups representing people of colour, the naacp, civil rights groups, environmental groups, all saying to mr trump and their rights — they are sending a message that they are a voice to be heard, a force to be reckoned with,
and they want to tell him as their government, as their president, to look after them as well. we have had a lot of star power here, too. a number of celebrities. even the former secretary of state john kerry has been wandering around the rally with his dog, saying hello. hillary clinton has treated in support as well. in fact quite a number of people here were galvanised by having supported her before, her having lost, and then wanting to make a statement here about that as well. speaking about politics we will have to see where this goes. when you ask people what they expect, they say, we want to show solidarity, we want to send a message that we cannot be ignored, but where it goes from there is not entirely clear. a number of groups have taken part that are already organised commentator: black lives
matter, planned parenthood, the american civil liberties union, so you might see a swelling of numbers in those groups, more members there —— groups that are already organised, like black lives matter, planned parenthood and the american civil liberties union. but we will have to see how this outpouring of solidarity and concern actually expresses itself beyond today. barbara plett—usher there. washington wasn't the only place to host an anti—trump demonstration on saturday — there have been protests in 60 other countries around the world. this was the scene in tblisi, the capital of georgia. and our correspondents were able to meet demonstrators at a number of other events across europe. this is all part of the global women's march but you can really feel the dutch flavour here. people highlighting the issues they feel are most destructive to society. this is to show the many parties who come up with populist slogans, fear,
fear mongering, that we see no. among the issues these people believe made people vote for donald trump, things like fear and discontent, are also present here in the netherlands, and they are warning dutch politicians to pay attention. this is all ahead of elections in march and many believe they will be the first real indication of whether the us have had any real impact here on the european mainland. here in vienna the marchers are out as well as they have been in cities across europe andi have been in cities across europe and i am here with an american who has been here in vienna for 17 yea rs. has been here in vienna for 17 years. why did you come out today?|j came years. why did you come out today?” came out because i have three children. this is my youngest, four months old, and the thought a child anywhere would feel less than because of statements made by those in power, it makes me heartsick. many people in the crowd are telling
me how frustrated they are at the election of donald trump and their concern moving forward for the protection of women's writes. they wa nt protection of women's writes. they want the new administration at the white house to protect women's writes, but not just white house to protect women's writes, but notjust that, but people in the road have also come out to speak about women's writes in general, women's equality, equal pay —— women's rights. this is one of 60 march is going on around the world. we will bring you some breaking news now. the former president of the gambia, yahyajammeh, now. the former president of the gambia, yahya jammeh, is reportedly on board a plane and leaving the company. he is understood to be in the company of the president of guinea negotiating his departure and it is thought he is heading to exile in guinea. we can get the latest
from our west african correspondent in the gambian capital, banjul. what is happening at the moment? yahya jammeh is now on board the plane with the guinean president and we are told they are just about to take off from banjul airport. his wife was also with them. so this is the end of a 22 year rule here in gambia and there is no doubt there will be celebrations tonight in the streets of the capital. the end of a political crisis after the election last month, when president yahya jammeh first admitted defeat, then a few days later he turned around and said he was rejecting the result, and over the last few days west african state which mounted up pressure against him, gathering troops just across the border, threatening to remove him from power by force, and now he is on board, he
is leaving. this is the end of his political rule. how significant is that and what about the incoming president, where is he? the new president, where is he? the new president, adama barrow, is still in senegal, in dakar, and he said he would return to the gambia ones ya hya would return to the gambia ones yahya jammeh has left, so i believe he will be returning in the next three days. 0bviously he will be returning in the next three days. obviously this is quite a big development in the region. the west african state sending a very strong message not only across the region but also across the continent that they stand ready to fight to protect democracy and the people's will, that they are ready to send troops to whomever is rejecting the results of a fair election. do we not exactly the terms of this deal,
in terms of what now happens to mr ya hya in terms of what now happens to mr yahya jammeh? in terms of what now happens to mr yahyajammeh? —— in terms of what now happens to mr yahya jammeh? —— do we know exactly. that is a good question and the big question at the moment because we do not know exactly what sort of deal the west african president, the guinean president, and the mauritanian president the radio today, had in their talks with yahya jammeh in their discussions with him to step down —— that they had today in their talks. some kind of amnesty, guarantees of in their talks. some kind of a m nesty, gua ra ntees of safety in their talks. some kind of amnesty, guarantees of safety for him and his family, or whether there is going to be, whether he will have to leave in exile or whether he will be able to come back to the gambia at some point. we do not know, but all we know is he would be on his way to guinea at the moment and perhaps to another country later on, but we do not know yet. many live
from banjulfor us. but we do not know yet. many live from banjul for us. much but we do not know yet. many live from banjulfor us. much my head. the brazilian football club shopper quincey plays again, their first match since last year's deadly plane crash —— chapecoense. for all of you who have done amazing just remarkable work, i can't wait to see what you do next, and i will be right there with you. god bless you. this is bbc world news today.
iam i am geeta guru—murthy with the latest headlines for you. president trump visits the cia on his first full day in office and promises to defeat islamic terrorism. it comes on the day that hundreds of thousands of people march in washington, and cities across the world, in protest at the trump presidency. four more people were pulled out overnight from the rubble of an italian hotel that was destroyed by an avalanche on wednesday. it follows the rescue on friday of four children and a woman. the avalanche took place in remote valley in the abruzzo region of italy. james reynolds reports. from the ruins of the hotel, in the last moments of light on the third day, rescuers pulled this six—year—old girl to safety. she was the final member of herfamily to be saved. relief workers then carried away a boy who had been with her. concrete walls had protected them from the avalanche. later, rescuers made their way to for more survivors, two men and two women. the rescued adults and children were flown to hospital in a coastal city
where they are recovering quickly. translation: the medical condition of the survivors is good. only one patient is currently in the operating theatre having surgery on their right arm. 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 is great. i cannot describe it in words. i would like to see him but for now the boy is safe. fresh rescue teams prepared to relieve their exhausted colleagues. they have plenty of work ahead. translation: we are going to take over. the rescue operation will continue through the night. we are convinced that we will find other people still alive. to find them, they will have to dig through tonnes of snow, rock and concrete. how many more survivors might there be underneath all of this? updates on the website of course.
for now, james pearce has all the sport. yes, lots of football. two of the big teams met at the etihad stadium. it finished 2—2, with city and tottenham, and city fans will wonder how the team did not end up winning. they dominated and led 2—0 but their opponents find a way back into the contest. home fans were not happy with the referee andrew marriner had turned down penalty appeals when raheem sterling appeared to be pushed over when through an goal. we considered view, we we re through an goal. we considered view, we were not able to win the right positions, the right moments. and of course you have to score goals. we created so many chances to score goals and if you're not able, against the top teams like totte n ha m , against the top teams like tottenham, so again, they shot four
times against everton, two times and two goals. manchester united came from behind to draw i—i two goals. manchester united came from behind to draw 1—1 with stoke city, but it is not the result, it will be the achievement of that man there who scored the equaliser that will feature in the stories tomorrow, because he has become manchester united's record goal—scorer, claiming his 250th goal for the club. it is a great feeling, obviously. a bit of a strange one at the minute, having dropped two points, but in the grand scheme of things it is a huge moment, proud one, for myself, and something that will live with me for the rest of my life. i have the utmost respect for sir bobby charlton, and he congratulated me after the game, so he is pleased in some way anyway. but it is a great honour for me. he is pleased in some way anyway. but it is a great honourfor me. i made it clear throughout my career i ama
made it clear throughout my career i am a team player, but it is important, especially when you finish playing, something you can look back at and, you know, something for when your kids grow older, they can look at, but today it isa older, they can look at, but today it is a proud moment. it was a dreadful result forjurgen klopp's liverpool who were beaten 3—2 at home by strugglers swansea city. two goals from fernando alonso put city 2-0 goals from fernando alonso put city 2—0 then roberto firmino drew the hosts level. kill the sigurdsson had the decisive one, swansea off the bottom of the table but liverpool remaining seven points behind leaders chelsea who play hull city. it as leaders chelsea who play hull city. itasa leaders chelsea who play hull city. it as a reaction, but at the moment it is not allowed, a big influence, the damage... but in this moment it should have, and it has, actually, because it feels really better in this moment, and we have to... yes, of course, we analyse it, like we a lwa ys of course, we analyse it, like we always do. we analyse the games we
win so we will do the same with this but i can already see around the goals we defended really badly. so todayit goals we defended really badly. so today it was, you know, the rest was not good enough to win the game. elsewhere bournemouth drew with watford, crystal palace lost i—0 to everton, middlesbrough were beaten 3-1 everton, middlesbrough were beaten 3—1 by west ham and west bromwich albion beat sunderland 2—0, leaving david moyes's aslef at the bottom of the table. rafa nadal had to reach deep to get through these gruelling set against the teenager on the sixth day of the australian open. serena williams on the other hand was able to save her energy for later as she eased into the last 16 beating fellow american michael gibbs in straight sets. 0ne beating fellow american michael gibbs in straight sets. one of the performances of the day came from britain's juana contact —— performances of the day came from britain'sjuana contact —— nicola gibbs. -- britain'sjuana contact —— nicola gibbs. —— to anaconda. she will now
play katarina makarova in the fourth round. tyrrell hatton takes a lead into the final round of the abu dhabi championship. he is on 13 under par but faced with an intimidating chasing pack including the us open champion dustinjohnson. busy day, but that is all your sport for now. lovely. thanks very much, james. it's been no ordinary match for the brazilian football club chapecoense. you remember the team lost almost all of its players in a plane crash in colombia in november. well, today they played their first friendly match, against the national champions, palmeiras. thousands watched as the three surviving members of the team were given a heroes' welcome before kick—off. julia carneiro was there. this is the very first game of the chapecoense football club back here at the arena, after the accident that killed most members of the team in colombia almost two months ago.
they are playing a friendly match against palmeiras, the defending brazilian champions, and the funds raised by this match will go into rebuilding the team and supporting the families of the victims. earlier on we saw a ceremony here with relatives of the victims receiving medals from the club in honour of those who past, and also alongside the three players who managed to survive the crash, they were here and they received the trophy, the american cup, and you will remember that was the final they were meant to play in colombia, they were headed to medellin when their plane crashed in the mountains. they did not get to play that match and they we re not get to play that match and they were awarded the title in tribute to all the victims. very moving moments here at the arena, with the fans showing their support for the new
tea m showing their support for the new team formed by a majority of new players. the stands are packed, the city of chapeco has been really anxious for the moment and is really keen to see the team continue its trajectory of success which has been a big thing for this city of chapeco in the south of brazil for a long thin. thank you. the final scorer there was 2—2. back to washington 110w. returning to washington now, and as donald trump was being inaugurated, things weren't changing only in washington or in the oval office, but on cyberspace as well. one by one, pages were changed on the white house website and on twitter. users have been pointing out that former webpages that hosted white house policies on climate change, lgbt rights and civil rights are no longer available.
instead, these sections have been replaced with pages on "standing up for our law enforcement community" and "america first energy policy" among others. and on twitter, barack 0bama let go of the @potus handle and archived his presidential tweets at @potusiiii. donald trump is keeping his @realdonaldtrump handle but now also has @potus. following the same pattern, michelle 0bama has become @flotusiiii and melania trump is now @flotus — who hasn't tweeted yet. former white house digital staffer kori schulman explained in a blog president 0bama's whitehouse.gov will be preserved on the web at 0bamawhitehouse. gov — in a move similar to bush and clinton websites. in the meantime barack 0bama has returned to his original twitter account. he says he and michelle 0bama will be going on a quick vacation, after which they'll get back to work. that is it from the programme. and i am on the same old twitter handle, geeta guru—murthy. and you
can keep up—to—date with all the events and the aftermath of that incredible day in american politics, online. thank you for watching. this is bbc nears. this is bbc news. good evening. it is a cold night out there, but a huge amount of variety across the uk this weekend. this beautiful shot taken from twickenham in london earlier on saturday, whereas for others a gloomy dull chill day, and we will keep the variety going over the next 2a hours. but it will be cold wherever you are, several degrees below freezing in most places. different story for the west. workload and showers pushing through south—west england and into wales as well. some of those showers —— more cloud and
showers pushing through. watch out forice. showers pushing through. watch out for ice. down under in australia of course it is not winter but summer. it will be hot indeed as andy takes to the court, 30 degrees or there about, and of course dan will be playing later in the day as well. good luck to the brits. back home, 29 degrees seems a long way off with these sorts of values first thing in these sorts of values first thing in the morning and temperatures below in one or two spots in the south—east, for example. watch out forice south—east, for example. watch out for ice further west. particularly with those showers. some snow, but in no great amounts, we think. northern ireland, showers as well and areas of fog in eastern areas so watch out for those. the fog could linger into the deep. the showers will continue to feed their way up through the irish sea into parts of south—western scotland. having said all that, many places will actually stay dry, with the best of the sunshine across these more southern
and eastern parts of england. wherever you are it will feel chilly, 9 degrees if you are lucky along the south coast, but for most of us four or five will be more typical. through the mid part of the afternoon. the frost will soon return and fog will be much more of an issue, we think, into monday morning. particularly across the southern half of the uk. in fact through monday and tuesday we are expecting that fog to be quite widespread across parts of england and wales and i fancied there will be some disruption. so watch out for weather warnings from the met 0ffice. later in the week, i think the breeze will begin to pick up and that should shift most of the fog but at the same time we will see this pushing and from the west eventually with some rain, but it stays dry the further east you go. headlines from bbc news. president trump has denied he has a feud with the intelligence community on a visit to cia headquarters in washington. 0n visit to cia headquarters in washington. on his first full day in office he promised to defeat islamic terrorism. this comes on the day
that hundreds of thousands of people marched in washington and in cities around the world to protest against the trump presidency and his attitudes to women. the former president of the gambia is reportedly on a plane back to guinea after finally agreeing to relinquish power. he was defeated in last month ‘s presidential election but refused to step aside. and the brazilian