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welcome to bbc news. our top stories: president trump praises the intelligence community,denying he's had a feud with them and accusing the media of making it up. as you know, i have a running war with the media. they are among the most dishonest people on earth. more than a million protesters take to the streets of cities in america with an estimated 600 demonstrations around the globe to rally against the new us president. former gambia president, yahya jammeh, has left the country by plane after finally agreeing to relinquish power. and in sport, wayne rooney breaks sir bobby charlton's 44—year—old mark as he becomes manchester united's record goal scorer. hello, and welcome.
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donald trump has marked his first full day in office by announcing that he has a "running war with the media." the remarks were made during a speech at the cia headquarters in virginia, where the new president described some members of the press as "the most dishonest people on earth." he also accused the media of making it sounds like he had a feud with the intelligence community, and of publishing misleading information about the number of people who attended his inauguration ceremony on friday. here's a little of what he had to say. the reason you are my first stop is that as you know i have a running war with the media. they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. applause. right? and they sort of made it sounds like i had a
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few with the intelligence community. this is why it is my number one stop. i was explaining the numbers. we did a thing yesterday, the speech... you like the speech, right? applause. we had a massive field of people. packed. i turn on the network this morning and they show an empty field. i made a speech, i looked out, the field was... it looks like a million people. they showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. well, a little over two hours after mr trump made that speech at the cia headquarters, the new white house press secretary, sean spicer, gave his first press briefing. he was also highly critical of some media organisations, over the way he felt they had mis—represented the number of people who had attended friday's inauguration ceremony. no one had numbers because the
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national park service which controls the national maul does not put any out. —— national mall. by the way, they are doing this with protesters in the same fashion we know some things, let's go through them. we know that from the platform where the president stands it holds 50,000 people. and then to the media tent, 250,000. and then from there to the washington monument, another 250,000 people. all of this space was full when the president took the 0ath people. all of this space was full when the president took the oath of 0ffice. when the president took the oath of office. we know 400,000 used the metro yesterday. 0nly 300,000 used it in 0bama's inauguration. this was the largest ever audience to witness
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an inauguration period, both in person and around the world. is the new york times showed a photograph misrepresenting the crowd. —— even the. day did not show the full extent of the crowd that existed. these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. the president was also at the central intelligence agency today, greeted by a huge crowd of 400 plus cia employees. there were over 1000 requests to attend, prompting the president to note he will have to come back to greet the rest. the employees were ecstatic with their new commander—in—chief. he delivered a powerful and important message to them. he told them he has their back. they were grateful. he gave them a speech and they gave a five—minute standing ovation in enthusiasm for his presidency. i will also note it is a shame the cia
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did not have a cia director to be with him today because the democrats are stalling denomination of mike pompeo and playing politics with national security. —— the nomination. that is what you should be covering. instead of sowing division about tweets and false narratives. the president is committed to unifying the country and that was the focus of his inaugural address. this media narrative is making it more difficult. there has been a lot of talk in the media about responsibility to hold donald trump accountable. i am responsibility to hold donald trump accountable. iam here responsibility to hold donald trump accountable. i am here to tell you that goes both ways. we will hold you accountable. the american people deserve better. as long as he serves as the messenger of this incredible movement he will take his message directly to the american people were his focus will always be. -- where. that was the new white house press secretary sean spicer.
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perhaps unusually, mr spicer ended his news conference without taking any questions from any of the journalists present. as you can see, he simply said goodbye and walked off the stage. you said that was the largest audience ever! well, until mr spicer‘s news conference, there had been no official figure for the number of people who attended friday's inauguration. but we have been able to make a comparison to the number who attended a huge march in washington on saturday to protest against some of mr trump's policies. this was the scene a few hours ago near the capitol building. the demonstration‘s organisers say they weren't able to march as planned past the white house because the streets were just too crowded. and this is the same location, on friday, shortly before mr trump took to the platform outside the capiitol building, to take the presidential oath of office. the angle is slightly different, but it appears to show far fewer people there. the march in washington was just one of dozens held in america and around
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the world in a huge global show of defiance against donald trumps' presidency. as we've said, there have been no official figures on how many attended in the capital, but it's being reported that as many as three quarters of a million people are currently taking part in a similar march in los angeles. 0ur correspondent, katty kay, spent the day with the protestors in washington, and sent this report. they came in their thousands. children, men, and women. lots of women. i came from hawaii to be here today. i'm here to represent all the people that can't be here. it gives me hope for our future. it was a really dark day when the electoral results came in. it's not that we hate donald trump. but we just hate what he stands for. bigotry and racism. i won't stand for that. john kerry came as well. no longer america's secretary
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of state, nowjust a citizen taking a political stand. this march was conceived as a celebration of women. and of one woman in particular, hillary clinton. but after the surprising american election it quickly became a protest, and a protest against one man in particular, donald trump. there were huge crowds in other american cities as well. in liberal bastions like los angeles where they did not vote for donald trump. and in chicago, where the turnout was so big they had to change the route. in solidarity, they protested around the world. in london, a march that began on the doorstep of the american embassy was joined by 100,000 people. from the famous to the frail. they also marched in paris today. and in sydney. and in nairobi. in washington, the protests surpassed president trump's
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inauguration crowd. a slap in the face to a man who cares about size. and it was about more than women's issues. it was a repudiation of the donald trump worldview. today marks the beginning. the beginning of our story. the revolution starts here. president trump takes office as the most unpopular new president ever. today's march, he faces up to that fact. katty kay, bbc news, washington. as katty mentioned, a large protest is still ongoing in los angeles. these are live pictures of the crowds gathered in the city. los angeles police say it's the biggest street demonstration there for more than a decade. that is worth trump tower is. that is were lunny trump and the rest of the donald trump family will be living. —— where. a huge protest.
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more than half a million people have taken part, say authorities. 0fficials taken part, say authorities. officials have not given an official figure. lots of police. it is obviously very late in new york. a huge protest going on in los angeles. 0ur correspondent, david willis, is in washington. first of all, do we have any reliable official figures on the march numbers? -- march. not yet. it will be a source of contention clearly between the white house and the media because size matters to donald trump. that has been made clear. sean spicer, the press secretary, made the point this was the largest audience to ever witnessed an inauguration, referring to yesterday's inauguration. he said that both around the world included.
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not getting into today's march, but those numbers are considerable. bear in mind, this was supposed to be a march to the white house. they said they could not pull it off because there were so many people. there is also significant evidence from the metro also significant evidence from the m etro syste m also significant evidence from the metro system suggesting that there we re metro system suggesting that there were more people using public transportation today for this march that they were yesterday during the inauguration. will we do know for absolute certain is that this is likely to be one of the most contentious relationships between the white house and the media in modern times. —— what we do know. this was the first full day in office of donald trump and he was very abrasive and angry. sean spicer read from this statement, taking only five minutes, and taking no questions at the end, making the point we intend to hold the media
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accountable, as he put it, for what they put out. it seems that donald trump is going to continue to rely on his favoured medium, twitter, to get his message across. quite unprecedented in terms of what we saw a with the cia and the press briefing. we have not seen that happen with a presidency. is there any sense this is a distraction because we have seen these global protests. maybe they want to reclaim the agenda by going on a tight to the agenda by going on a tight to the media? going back to the cia briefing, donald trump reiterating the fact he wants to take on radical islam. yes, that is right. absolutely. perhaps it reaks of if you say something loud enough and long enough people will believe it. sean spicer echoed donald trump at the cia today. there were some of
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course that said maybe he should have just limited his course that said maybe he should havejust limited his remarks to course that said maybe he should have just limited his remarks to the pa rt have just limited his remarks to the part played by the cia over the yea rs. part played by the cia over the years. but it was almost more like a campaign speech from sean spicer. sean spicer came out today for this briefing, on the first full day of the new presidency, looking like a man who had been told to say something and knew that his boss was watching every second, watching everything he said. this was remarkably similar to what was expressed by donald trump at the cia. he clearly does feel very intensely that the media has got it wrong as far as he is concerned. he is thin—skinned when it comes to these sorts of things. and he is going to continue to fight back. it is going to be a very interesting for years. just briefly, when they
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say they will hold the media to account, what does he mean? say they will hold the media to account, what does he mean7m remains to be seen. there are various ways they can hold the media to account. 0ne various ways they can hold the media to account. one is by doing what sean spicer did today, coming out and angrily putting the white house's side of the fence. also, they can limit access, as indeed the donald trump campaign team did during the election, actually barring reporters from attending events and so on. they have options when it comes to this the but 0k, david willetts, thank you very much. reporting live from washington, dc. in another development from washington, the white house has confirmed that britain's prime minister theresa may will be the first foreign leader to meet with mr trump. she's expected to travel to washington for a summit at the white house on friday. mr trump will also meet the mexican president enrique pena nieto a few days later, on the 31st of january. 0ther
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other news now. the former president of the gambia, yahya jammeh, has left the country a month after being defeated in an election. he had refused to step down, but has now flown to equatorial guinea after talks with other african leaders. 0ur west africa correspondent, thomas fessy, gave me this update from the gambian capital, banjul. this is the end of a 22 year rule in the gambia. there is no doubt there will be celebrations tonight in the capital. it is the end of a crisis after the election last month. a few days later after accepting the results he said he would reject them. west african states mounted pressure against him. gathering troops just across the border. they we re troops just across the border. they were threatening to remove him from power by force. and now he is on board. he is leaving. this is the end of his political role. how
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significant is that and what about the incoming president? where is he? the new president, at a barrow, is in senegal. —— adam barrow. he will return in the next few days. this is quite a big development in the region. they are 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 will of the people, that they are ready to send troops to whoever is rejecting the results of fair elections. do we know exactly the terms of this deal in terms of what now happens to yaya jaman? that is a
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good question. we do not know exactly what sort of deal the west african president, the ginean president, and others, who had talks with him yesterday, to convince him to step down. we do not know what deal they struck with him, whether that includes some kind of amnesty, guaranteed safety for him and his family, whether he is going to have to live in exile. whether he will be able to come back to gambia at some point. we do not know this. all we know is that he will be on his way to guinea at the moment and perhaps another country later on. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: brazilian football club chapecoense, plays again. the first match since last year's deadly plane crash. i promise i will be right there with
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you. god bless you. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the white house has accused the media of sowing division and false narratives in a row over the numbers who attended mr trump's inauguration. more than a million people have turned out to protest against president trump in cities across the united states. rescue teams in italy have been continuing their search for survivors, three days after an avalanche buried a hotel in central italy. 23 people are still thought to be missing. nine others, including four children, have so far been pulled alive from the rubble of the hotel in the abruzzo region. james reynolds reports. for a third day in the mountains, rescuers pick through the remains of the rigopiano hotel. they have to move carefully for fear of collapsing rubble on to anyone still trapped below.
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around 30 people had been waiting in the lobby when the avalanche hit. hotel worker, fabio salzetta, escaped the snowfall by hiding in a boiler room. translation: i don't think anyone expected an avalanche. there was lots of snow beforehand, we risked getting cut off. i kept trying to call to get us evacuated, but no—one answered. late at night, rescuers made it to four survivors, two men and two women, none were seriously injured. earlier, relief workers pulled six—year—old ludovica pa rete to safety, she was the final member of herfamily to be rescued. workers then carried away a boy who'd been with her — concrete walls had protected them from the avalanche. the rescued adults and children have been flown to hospital in the coastal city of pescara, where they're recovering quickly. the survivors' family members can now breathe again.
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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. fresh rescue teams have relieved their exhausted colleagues, they have plenty of work ahead of them. translation: we're going to take over. the rescue operation will continue through the night. we're convinced that we'll find other people still alive. to find them, they'll have to dig through tonnes of snow, rock and concrete. how many more survivors might there be underneath all this? james reynolds, bbc news, rome. in other news: brazilian riot police have used shipping containers to separate rival gangs inside a prison. at least 26 people died in clashes inside the alcacuzjail a week ago. officials say they plan to replace the temporary barrier with concrete
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walls within a fortnight. a coach has crashed near the italian city of verona, killing at least sixteen people. officials say there were 54 people on board, including teenage students from hungary. they were returning home to budapest after spending time at a mountain resort in france. the coach struck a motorway pylon before catching fire. the brazilian football club chapecoense have played their first match since all but three of their senior players were killed in a plane crash last november. in an emotional return home, the side met the current brazilian champions for a friendly match. most of their players have been loaned by other brazilian clubs, as julia carniero reports. it's kick—off time for the new chapecoense. the fans have crowded the conda arena to watch their comeback. with fresh new signings, the team is taking a big step back into the game. the flight carrying the chapecoense squad
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crashed in the mountains, close to the city of meddellin, in november. investigators in colombia found it had run out of fuel. defender neto was the last person to be pulled from the wreckage. last week, he managed to walk again. translation: they told me the truth three days before i came back to chapeco, it was the saddest day of my life. i asked about my team—mates, and the doctors said they weren't here any more. ijust couldn't believe it. ahead of today's match, the families of the crash victims were given medals in the players' honour. the survivors received the copa sudamericana trophy, a tribute to the final they didn't get to play. it was an emotional moment for everyone. i feel very great because, i guess, this is the dream of my father, my father's dream, and i think we need to keep coming here and being... i don't know what to say, i'm very emotional right now. it's 71 minutes into the game and the match has stopped
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to remember the 71 victims of the crash. instead of a minute of silence, a moment of sheer energy. the match is a draw, but the chapecoense scored twice, filling fans with hope as the new team strives for a successful future. julia carniero, bbc news, chapeco, brazil. staying with football, wayne rooney has become manchester united's all—time leading goal—scorer, overtaking sir bobby charlton who held the record since 1973. rooney scored his 250th goal in a match against stoke city in the english premier league. his free kick provided the reds with an injury—time equaliser as they drew 1—all. after the match rooney gave these comments to reporters. it isa it is a great feeling, obviously. a strange one at the minute. in the
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grand scheme of things it is an honourfor grand scheme of things it is an honour for myself and that will live with me for the rest of my life. i have the utmost respect for sir bobby and we congratulated each other after the game. i have made it clear throughout my career that i am a team player although records are important. especially when you finish playing. you know if your kids can grow up and looked up to you it is a proud moment. let me remind you of our top story, still dominated by donald trump who has launched an attack on the media, accusing the media of selling division and false narratives. much more throughout the next few hours on bbc news. well, the temperature through the
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night has been dropping. down to minus seven degrees in a couple of areas and seems like this for some of us on sunday morning. fog around the but the real problems will not arrive until monday and tuesday. there could be majorfog arrive until monday and tuesday. there could be major fog around. arrive until monday and tuesday. there could be majorfog around. we will speak about that in a second. in the short term it is frosty across much of england. remember that these are the city centre temperatures. in the ruehl areas it will be some five degrees lower than that. in the west it is more mild. and while we shiver in the morning, in melbourne for the tennis it will be hot and sunny. the temperature there, not a cloud in the sky and there, not a cloud in the sky and the richer is reaching 29 degrees. back to the cold. it will not be so frosty in the westernmost extremities of the uk. in new key it is five degrees but the central and southern england all the way up and
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to yorkshire and parts of the north—west as well will be freezing all be low. frost in parts of scotland. possibly icy patches and mist and fog but nothing too major. frost free in the west as well. four degrees expected. the temperature will rise to around four, five, six, seven degrees during the day but that will be the peak. after that frosty start in the south, most of the time it will not be that high and temperature will only be about two or three. that is very much the peak of the temperature and it will fill a lot colder than that. mild across the west with a bit more cloud and spots of light rain and drizzle coming and going. this is the problem. sunday night into monday. watch how the fog forms. it will be extensive across many areas of england and into wales. freezing fog in places as well so quite dangerous on the roads. factor that
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into travel plans. the fog in some rural areas could persist through the day. maybe notjust in the country, towns and cities as well. that's all through tuesday and in tuesday morning the fog may be even figure in some areas so nasty conditions on the roads for the working week. there will be a change on the way into the latter part of the week when the wind will freshen and disperse the fog. we could also see some rain in the west towards the end of the week. the latest headlines from bbc news. president trump has accused the media of dishonesty, saying that more than a million people had attended his inauguration. a white house spokesman has since accused some parts of the media of engaging in what it called false reporting. it comes on the same day that hundreds of thousands of people marched in washington, and in cities across the world, to protest at the trump presidency and his attitudes to women. former gambia president, yahya jammeh, has left the country
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by plane after finally agreeing to relinquish power. he was defeated in last month's presidential election but then refused to step aside. and brazilian football club, chapecoense, has played again. the first match since last year's deadly plane crash. the new—look team were presented with the trophy that they had been on their way to play for in columbia. those are the headlines.
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