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hello. 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're 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 sound like i had a feud with the intelligence community. and i want to let you know the reason you are the number one stop, it is exactly the opposite, exactly the opposite. they understand that too. i was explaining about the numbers. we did a thing yesterday, the speech yesterday,
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did everybody like the speech? applause. i've been given good reviews. you had to like it. but we had a massive field of people. you saw it, packed. i get up this morning and turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field. i said, wait a minute, i made a speech. i looked out, it looked like a million, ora million and a half people. they showed a field where there was practically nobody standing there! the white house has accused some parts of the media of engaging in what it called false reporting of mr trump's inauguration as president. the white house spokesman, sean spicer, said the number of people who had gathered was the largest crowd to witness an inauguration, and that the media was "sowing division about tweets and false narratives." perhaps unusually, mr spicer ended his news conference without taking any questions from any of the journalists present. he simply said goodbye and walked off the stage. more than a million people have turned out to protest against president trump in cities across the united states. originally planned as a march
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on washington to demonstrate against mr trump's statements on women, the rallies have drawn huge crowds in many cities. in both washington and los angeles, officials estimated that more than half a million people had gathered. there were also anti—trump protests in cities around the world. this is the significance. one statistic donald trump loved to recite during his campaign was how many thousands went to his rallies rather than hillary clinton's. today it is clear many more people were protesting against donald trump van went to his inauguration yesterday. that shows how divided the country remains after the brutal election. one division he tried to end today
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was the visit to cia headquarters, the first visit he has made. no president has done that before. but no president has ever declared war on the agency in the run—up to becoming president. he used the word restrained. does that mean he will rewrite the rule book for the cia and how it can operate in the future? and one other thing to talk about. it looks like theresa may will be the first leader to visit donald trump in the white house. downing street would be delighted. that could happen as soon as this thursday. let's round—up some of the other main stories. the former leader of the gambia, yahya jammeh, has left the country on board a smalljet, paving the way for his successor to return from exile. mrjammeh's decision to relinquish power after 22 years in office ends a political standoff which began last month, when he refused to accept defeat
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in the presidential election. rescue teams in central italy are continuing to search for survivors at a hotel that was buried beneath an avalanche on wednesday. nine people, including four children, have been pulled out alive. about 20 people are still missing. the lebanese prime minister, saad hariri, says the country's security forces have prevented a suicide attack in beirut. he said that the army's intelligence unit had stopped the suspected bomber in a busy commercial district of the capital. local media is reporting that a man was arrested near a cafe wearing an explosives belt. and you can find comprehensive coverage of these stories and more by visiting the bbc website. brazilian football club, chapecoense, plays again, the first match since last year's deadly plane crash. president trump made an official visit to the cia as part of the first full day of his presidency. here's our north america correspondent, james cook. before his inauguration, donald trump compared america's intelligence agencies to nazis. now he's their boss, and here at cia headquarters, he's trying to rewrite history. the reason you're my first stop is that, as you know, i have a running war with the media.
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they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. laughter and applause. right? and they sort of made it sound like i had a feud with the intelligence community. and i just want to let you know, the reason you're my number one stop, it is exactly the opposite. but this was his own tweet, just over a week ago, accusing the intelligence agencies of spreading fake news, attacking them with the words, "are we living in nazi germany?" it's impossible to reconcile these two trumps. we're gonna do great things. we've been fighting these wars for longer than any wars we've ever fought. we have not used the real abilities that we have. we've been restrained. we have to get rid of isis, we have to get rid of isis. we have no choice. the president also confirmed that he'd meet the british prime
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minister, theresa may, very shortly. and in myanmar, the foreign secretary said he was looking forward to doing business with the new us leader. the new president has made it very clear that he wants to put britain at the front of the line for a new trade deal. obviously, that's extremely exciting and important. but germany's leader had what sounded like a coded warning for president trump. translation: i believe it's best if we work together based on rules, common values, and joint actions in international economics, international trade, and military alliances. as global leaders and citizens alike scramble to come to terms with the reality of the new trump era, it is clear that the elevation to the most powerful position in the west of a controversial populist is having a big effect, notjust here in the united states, but around the world. as president trump was driven back home tonight,
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you could see the protesters. as he entered his residency on his first full day in office, he could hear full well the shouting of protesters. that is something he will have to come to terms with. james cook, bbc news, washington. let's speak to michael scheuer. he worked as a cia official for more than two decades. that included heading the agency's hunt for osama bin laden. thank you forjoining us. regarding the context, the text within that speech that he gave, what did you make of it? it was very clear that the president, the new president, when he was attacking the intelligence community, president obama and john brennan, the head of the cia, john brennan's involvement in the aftermath of the election was unprecedented. nothing for a civil
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servant to be doing. i don't think written would have allowed that without an objection. —— britain. the president was clear today that he needs to root out the appointees of obama and george bush and to try and get american foreign policy back in contact with reality. the speech seems to have been really well received by those who were there. does that suggest that either the intelligence community has forgiven donald trump of what was said, there was nothing to forgive, or they do not like mr brennan. mr brennan was nothing but the boy of the president. he was the deputy of tennant. the president. he was the deputy of tenna nt. the intelligence president. he was the deputy of tennant. the intelligence service is not a student service, but they know who they are led by. in terms of the
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last 15 years of the american intelligence committee, we have been led by political people who are trying to hide the true from the united states. from the citizenry. nothing makes that more clear than generals, cia directors, and president, who have told us we are succeeding in afghanistan and iraq. i would guess that you are angry to hear that donald trump's pick for the new head of the cia, mike pompey owed, there are reports he is in block. —— mike pompeo. owed, there are reports he is in block. -- mike pompeo. that is because he is more independent than anyone like john brennan. because he is more independent than anyone likejohn brennan. i grew up withjohn anyone likejohn brennan. i grew up with john brennan from anyone likejohn brennan. i grew up withjohn brennan from the intelligence committee and know what he is like. he will bend whatever way the wind is blowing. on the other hand is a graduate, a harvard
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law school graduate, which i forgive, and a congressman who has been very effective in congress. now, what we need is somebody who is dedicated to the truth. and i think mike pompeo is probably someone who is much better than any director we have had perhaps since long ago in terms of telling the truth to the president. we will wait to see the result of that pick for donald trump and the future of mike pompeo. thank you very much forjoining us. more now on the march in washington, which was just one of dozens held in america and around the world in a huge global show of defiance against donald trumps' presidency. katty kay reports from the us capital. 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.
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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 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 didn't vote for donald trump. and in chicago, where the turnout was so big they had to change the route. in solidarity, they protested
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around the world. in london, a march that began on the doorstep of the american embassy wasjoined 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 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. lucy barber is a british expat who took part in the march in washington. thank you very much indeed for
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joining us. what were you hoping to achieve are going? really, gavin grey, i wanted to be part of that feeling that your correspondent was talking about. that we are not happy with some of the policies that have been put forward. it is not that we necessarily hates donald trump, but we hate the policies and some of the things that his leadership team is standing for. but in a sense is this a bit of sour grapes? he is the president. he got voted in we have to have to wait to see what he really does stand for. that is true. he certainly is the president. i am not an american citizen and did not have a vote in that election and the electoral college in the us has elected donald trump. that is true. be really strong message that came out today was encouraging women here
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in the us and around the world to get involved in politics, whether it is local or national, and to use their voice in things they fell strongly about, and today, some of those things were about female rights of production, looking after their own bodies, some of it was around climate, equality, and equity. —— reproduction. around climate, equality, and equity. -- reproduction. some of the female donald trump supporters would say this is all a bit of a waste of time. i did not hear that message at all today. it was a very supportive and positive march. there was no trouble. some of the reporting i heard from the uk this evening was misrepresentative of what we experienced today. if you were to have a conversation with donald trump, which elements of what he has already said or which elements of all is the you think if and all would you most like him to rethink about? -- he stands for. as a
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scientist and engineer, i want him to reconsider it using facts over hearsay, and listening to the experts specifically about climate change. but pretty much most of his all of these. thank you very much indeed, lucy barber, a british expat who went on that protest. this is bbc news — the headlines: president trump praises the intelligence community — denying a feud with them and accusing the media of making it up. more than a million people have taken part in a series of huge protests against the presidency of donald trump across america and around the world. let's stay with events in washington. i spoke to our correspondent david willis about president trump's first full day in office. he has blamed the media for any
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misunderstanding first full day in office. he has blamed the media for any misunderstanding that first full day in office. he has blamed the media for any misunderstanding that may first full day in office. he has blamed the media for any misunderstanding that may have occurred. it was a echoed by a press conference, rather a long statement why the white house spokesman, sean spicer this evening in which he basically rallied against the media, as donald trump had earlier, saying that this new administration would hold the media accountable, as he put it, for things like false reporting and sowing dissent and all sorts of things like that. mr spicer, intercom but if mood, a goal in donald trump's statements from earlier did not take any questions, turned on his foot and marched out at the end. is there any indication that this is the way it is now under
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the trump administration or do you think this was a i—off? the trump administration or do you think this was a 1-off? this is the new normal, i think we can say that. that remark about holding the press accountable, calling people out, he called out one particular reported today about suggestions that the statue of martin luther king had been removed from the white house. that was not the case but they are going to take people on individually, if necessary, through these briefings. mr spicer looked as if he were a man who had been told what to say by his boss knowing full well well that that boss was watching every second of his remarks. this was the sort of use, it appears, that donald trump is going to make of his chief press spokesman. and that boss, if you would, briefly, donald trump, he appears to be genuinely upset by the
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scale of a protest against him and by the media reporting that there we re by the media reporting that there were fewer people at his inauguration. absolutely. size matters to donald trump, as they say, and clearly he is thin—skinned on this particular issue. with all this during the campaign and we are seeing in other that he is the president of the united states. he does not like it when people say that there were fewer people present at his inauguration than they were for those of president obama in 2009 in 2013. any suggestion that work more people in washington, dc today than they were yesterday really doesn't go down well at all. more now on the situation in the gambia. the former president, yahya jammeh, has left the country after agreeing to hand over power to adama barrow who defeated him last month in the presidential election. with one final wave to a small
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crowd, ya hya with one final wave to a small crowd, yahya jammeh headed into political exile, ending a 22 year authoritarian rule. one of the world's most eccentric and restless despots, he was flanked by soldiers as he boarded a plane destined for guinea. his supporters were visibly upset but somewhere relieved as well. the political crisis is now over. we did it without bloodshed. i think we should be proud of that. his departure came 2a hours after he told state television he would finally roll english power. he refused to accept the election defeat in december. troops were ready on the border to remove him with force. the situation became so tense that the gambia's new president, adama barrow, took his oath of office in senegal. his focus 110w oath of office in senegal. his focus now turns to the future. it is very,
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very important that people do not suffer. inflation is at the highest level. of the gambians who fled the country during the crisis, they are 110w country during the crisis, they are now slowly returning home. the delegation of west african leaders negotiated the exit plan. the details, however, will not be made public. translation: thank god up to 110w public. translation: thank god up to now it has been a clean operation that allows us to restore hope, democracy and shows that nobody has the right to oppose an election result. as yahya jammeh disappeared into the darkness, humanist rights activists demanded that he be held accountable for alleged abuses including torturing opponents. and gambians described his departure as a victory for their country. rescue teams in italy have been continuing their search for survivors, three days after an avalanche buried a hotel
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in central italy. 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 onto anyone still trapped below. 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
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who had 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. 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.
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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 is 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 crashed in the mountains, close to the city of medellin, in november. investigators in colombia found it had run out of fuel. the 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.
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it was the saddest day of my life. i asked about my team—mates, and the doctors said they weren't here anymore. 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. there wasn't a dry eye in the house. 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 is 71 minutes into the game, and the match has stopped 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
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for a successful future. julia carniero, bbc news, chapeco, brazil. now for a look at the weather. well, the temperatures through the night have been drop, drop, dropping. it has been down to minus seven degrees at least in one or two areas, and scenes like this for some of us on sunday morning. fog around, but the real fog problems will not arrive until monday and tuesday. there could be major fog around, so we will speak about that in a second. in the short term, it is frosty across much of england. now, remember these are the city centre temperatures. in rural areas it will be some five degrees lower than that. but western areas, there, just that little bit milder. and whilst we are shivering in the morning, in melbourne for the tennis it will be hot and sunny. temperatures there, not a cloud in the sky, getting up to around 29 degrees. anyway, back to our cold weather. it will not be so frosty
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in the westernmost extremities of the uk. so newquay, maybe five degrees, but the central and southern england all the way up to yorkshire, parts of the north—west as well, around freezing or below, and there will be some frost in parts of scotland. possibly icy patches, mist and fog as well, but nothing too major. and the western isles also frost—free, four degrees expected. now, the temperature will rise to around four, five, six, seven degrees during the day. that will be the peak. after that frosty start in the south, most of the time it will not be that high. temperatures will only be around two or three. so that is very much the peak in the temperature. it will feel a lot colder than that. mild across the west with a bit more cloud and spots of light rain and drizzle coming and going. now, this is the big problem, then. sunday night into monday, watch how that fog forms. it will be extensive
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across many areas of england, into wales as well, with that freezing fog in places too, so quite dangerous on the roads. factor that into your travel plans on monday and tuesday. that fog in some rural areas could persist all through the day, maybe notjust rural areas, towns and cities as well. that's all through monday and into tuesday. and tuesday morning in some areas the fog may be even thicker, so some nasty conditions on the roads for the working week. there will be a change on the way as we go through the week, into the latter part of the week. the winds will freshen, that will disperse most of the fog. we could also see some rain in the west towards the end of the week as well. bye bye. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm gavin grey. donald trump has been visiting the headquarters of the cia on his first full day as us president. the president has distanced himself from his repeated criticisms of us
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intelligence services, claiming the feud was a media fabrication. more than a million people joined protests against president trump in cities across the united states. originally planned as a march on washington to demonstrate against mr trump's statements on women, the rallies have drawn huge crowds in many cities around the world. the former leader of the gambia, yahya jammeh, has flown out of the country, paving the way for his successor to return from exile. mrjammeh's decision to leave ends a standoff which began when he refused to accept defeat in the presidential election. now it's time for dateline london. hello, and welcome to dateline london.
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two stories dominate the week and are likely to dominate the year ahead too. the beginnings of the trump presidency and the beginning of the end for britain in the european union. my guests today arejohn fisher burns of the new york times,
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