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hello, and welcome to bbc news. i'm gavin grey. president 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 sound like he had a feud with the intelligence community. 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 feud with the intelligence community. this is why it is my number one stop. it is exactly the opposite, and they understand that, too. i was explaining the numbers. we did a thing yesterday, the speech... you like the speech, right?
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applause. we had a massive field of people. you saw that. packed. i turn on the network this morning and they show an empty field. i said, wait a minute, i made a speech, i looked out, the field was... it looked like a million, a million and a half people. they showed a field where there were 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. 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
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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. 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. our north america editorjon sopel is in washington and explained the significance of those protests and announcements. throughout the campaign, one statistic donald trump loved to recite during his campaign was how many thousands went to his rallies rather than hillary clinton's. well, i think, having seen today it is clear many more people were protesting against donald trump than went to his inauguration yesterday. that underlines just how divided the country remains after the bruising election.
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one division he tried to end today was the visit to cia headquarters, the first visit he has made. no president has gone to the cia so quickly, let alone making it their first visit. but no president has ever declared war on the agency in the run—up to taking over office. he used the word "restrained to describe the cia until now." 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 is going to if not the first leader then among the first to visit donald trump in the white house. downing street would be delighted. that could happen as soon as this thursday. jon sopel. in other news: at least 23 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the indian state of andhra pradesh. many people are still trapped in the wreckage and rescuers warn that the death toll could rise. it is not yet clear what caused the train to derail. four people have been killed after a tornado hit a small town in mississippi.
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a trail of destruction around 20 miles long and half a mile wide was left after the tornado touched down in the middle of the night in hattiesburg. houses were destroyed and power was knocked out for thousands of homes. 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. 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 trump's 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. it gives me hope for our future.
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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 too. 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 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.
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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. debra shushan is a professor from william and mary college in virginia, who took part in the women's march in washington. thanks very much indeed forjoining
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us. thanks very much indeed forjoining us. we've got a picture of you at the march, which, if we take a look at it, clearly shows the placard that you were carrying around, it says, effectively, this is not normal. what is not normal? authoritarianism is not normal in the united states. we are — americans are very proud of our democracy, and we have a tendency i think to take it for granted. and many of us have become, myself included, certainly, have become very concerned about the possibility of creeping carimi and authoritarian tendencies that are being shown by this new administration, and we are adamant about signalling to the administration and to each other that we recognise this is not normal and we are not going to stand by —— creeping tyranny. we are going to resist. but it is normal, is it not,
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in the rule of democracy, to accept the rule of democracy? of course it is, of course it is. and the protest was not about saying that we don't accept the results of the election, but what we were saying is that we are exercising our democratic rights, and frankly, our responsibility, to be vigilant and to insist that this government maintained that it came about the consent of the governed and that it respects rights, it respects — that it respects the rule of law in this country and the rights of american citizens. so what are your main concern is, what are your biggest fear is? i am extremely concerned about the kind of actions that we have seen, that i have seen, for example, on my campus at the college of william and mary —— concerns. —— fears ?
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of william and mary —— concerns. —— fears? after trump was elected, we have had acts of harassment and intimidation against students of kala, against muslim students. we had an incident on campus in which a bathroom in a student dormitory had the graffiti of a swastika, that kind of thing had —— has to be unacceptable in the united states and it is not something we can say is ok. i am sorry to interrupt, most people would absolutely agree with you it is unacceptable, but what makes you think donald trump's election led to those things being done? there is no question that donald trump has signalled to those who hold those kinds of police that he welcomes their support. for example, by welcoming steve bannon from bright light use —— those kinds of beliefs. —— rutba to news. from not distancing himself from white supremacist leaders like david duke.
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there is no question that this portion of americans who hold these kinds of extremely disturbing views and beliefs have been stirred up by the election of someone like donald trump who refuses to disavow and has taken advantage of their support. all right, we must leave it there. we will wait to see how the first few days are. thank you. thank you. earlier i spoke to our washington correspondent david willis about president trump's first full day in office. donald trump has gone on the attack on day one, the first full day of his presidency, blaming basically the "dishonest media," as he puts it, for any misunderstanding that might have occurred. and that sentiment was echoed by a very unusual press conference. well, it wasn't really a press conference. it was a long statement from the white house spokesman sean spicer this evening, in which he basically rallied
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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, in very combative mood, reading from a statement which as i say very much echoed donald trump's remarks to the cia earlier, but not taking any questions, and basically just turning on his foot and marching out at the end. and david, is there any indication this is going to be the way this now, under the trump administration, or do you think this a one—off? gavin, this is the new normal, i think we can say that. that remark about holding the press accountable, calling people to account, he called out one particular reporter today about suggestions that martin luther king's statue had been removed from the white house. that had apparently not be the case. but they are going to take people on individually, if necessary, through these briefings.
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and mr spicer looked like a man who had been told what to say by his boss, knowing fully well that that boss was watching every second of his remarks. really this was, as i say, the sort of use, it appears, that donald trump is going to make of his chief press spokesman. and that boss, david, briefly if you could, donald trump, the president, would appear to be genuinely upset by the scale of the protests against him, and 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. we saw that during the campaign, and we are seeing that now that he is the president
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of the united states. he doesn't like it when people say there were fewer people present for his inauguration than they were for those of president 0bama in 2009 and 2013. but any suggestion that there were more people in washington, dc today than there were yesterday really doesn't go down well at all, gavin. david willis. in another development from washington, the white house has confirmed that theresa may will be the first foreign leader to to meet mrtrump. 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. 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.
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let's stay with our main news, and president trump's first full day in office. asra nomani is a journalist and author of standing alone: an american woman's struggle for the soul of islam. she has written about why she supports donald trump. thank you forjoining us. many people with your background and ethnicity would be very surprised to learn that you are supporting donald trump. why are you? well, as a muslim, as an immigrant, as a woman, i believe that donald trump offers us i believe that donald trump offers usa i believe that donald trump offers us a clear pathway in dealing with serious issues of islamic extremism. the uk as well are familiar with the compromises we have made the extremist, and we have two stop the bloodshed that is happening, from 0rlando, bloodshed that is happening, from orlando, to london, to brussels. and so, asa orlando, to london, to brussels. and so, as a muslim, i believe that we have to handle this issue very
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clearly. as a woman i did not go to the women's march today. i was among those folks who stood at the inauguration, because i didn't believe that the women's march was for women. it was a march for women who are against donald trump, just as you guessed just spoke about. and so as you guessed just spoke about. and so what i want to do is stand for justice, and for peace, and for secular justice, and for peace, and for secular governance, justice, and for peace, and for secular governance, and that is very much why i wanted to vote for a change from the eight years that we have had of the 0bama administration. you mention the interview with the professor that we have just had. what would you say to the response, though, as she says the response, though, as she says the level of harassment of ethnic minorities, the painting of a swastika, has all happened since donald trump started to come to prominence? well, i think that what we heard just now was again very much one—sided analysis. and i have to say that i was amused by your correspondent‘s report today from the first day. i mean, a spokesman is of course going to represent the
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position of his boss, the president. you know, all of these digs like the fact... the idea that donald trump is thin—skinned, they do capture the buy —— bias that we have going on in this country. what i experienced as a muslim and a liberal who came out to vote for donald trump was extreme hate and vitriol, that i have never felt before in this country. by the left. and intolerant left, but u nfortu nately has left. and intolerant left, but unfortunately has an umbrella that includes others only if they agree with themselves. and so today's march, it wasn't for all women, with themselves. and so today's march, it wasn't forall women, it was for those women who stood against donald trump. it was a parlous, political march, and it should have been called that. u nfortu nately a should have been called that. unfortunately a cause that i care about deeply, women's rights, was appropriated for partisan political purposes. by, you know, folks who lost the election and unfortunately are not taking it very well. and what i hoped that they would do is be constructive, instead of taking
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the stand that this is an illegitimate resident. because then you are not accepting the wheel of the voters. donald trump has made comments about women, pretty derogatory ones. made comments about muslims in the past, and all sorts of comments about ethnic minorities and those marginalised on society, in some cases. do you think that, in a sense, he has been misrepresented by the media, or do you think that he has said those things and regrets them? well, gavin, i do believe that donald trump is not a man who is delicate in his conversation. he is a corporate raider, he is, you know, an investment banker. he is all of these things that are not very soft in their approach. and i think that a lot of the public was really fed up a lot of the public was really fed up with the kind of diplomacy that is doubletalk, and so what i do believe is that those kind of comments are not appropriate when
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they are mean and bullying, but you know, let's be really clear. the left is not immune. they are very much participants in this kind of mean—spirited, uncivil discourse, and what we need you all do is come to the middle path. come to the middle path, that is... sees each other‘s humanity. when i stood in the inauguration, i literally were standing ona the inauguration, i literally were standing on a wall, and to my right was a woman who represented the us military. to my left was a woman who actually had tears in her eyes because she had voted for hillary clinton, but she had come out to the inauguration. this was a sea of humanity. these weren't rednecks and, you know, awful, mean people. these were just very sincere folks, and what i wished ever onward do is see the humanity in each other, and try to stop with this kind of name—calling, on all sides, try to stop with this kind of name—calling, on allsides, and really work for our world, both in the uk, here in the us, everywhere. thank you. thank you so much.
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ukip leader paul nuttall has been confirmed as the party's candidate to fight next month's by—election in stoke—on—trent central. it was triggered by the resignation of leading labour moderate, tristram hunt. ukip has high hopes of winning the seat, after more than two—thirds of voters there backed brexit in the eu referendum. 0ur correspondent matt cole says paul nuttall believes this is his chance to get into parliament. it is very clear, by becoming the candidate for stoke central, that paul nuttall thinks he's got a chance. you don't really want to sort of tarnish your reputation as leader. now, this is actually his fifth attempt at getting a westminster seat. he's fought three general elections and a by—election previously, but he's still not quite at nigel farage's record. he took on seven, lost seven, so paul nuttall will be hoping to go one better than that. but the seat was taken by labour in the last general election, but only by 5,000 votes ahead of ukip, who did come second,
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narrowly ahead of the tories. so hence paul nuttall will be thinking this is a chance for him to get into parliament. 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 in a presidential election last month. sarah corker reports. 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 ruthless leaders, mrjammeh was flanked by soldiers as he boarded a plane destined for guinea. his loyal supporters were visibly upset, but some were relieved, too. the political crisis is now over. we did it without bloodshed. he is going to leave
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without bloodshed. i think we should be proud of that. his departure came 2a hours after he told state television he would finally relinquish 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 now turns to the future. it is very, 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 now slowly returning home. the delegation of west african leaders negotiated the exit plan. the details, though, will not be made public. translation: thank god, up to now, it has been a clean operation that permits us to restore hope,
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democracy, and shows that nobody has the right to oppose an election result. as yahya jammeh disappeared into the darkness, human rights activists demanded that he be held accountable for alleged abuses, including torture and detention of opponents. and gambians described his departure as a victory for their country. 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.
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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 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
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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—1. after the match, rooney gave these comments to reporters. it's a great feeling, obviously. it's a bit of a strange one at the minute. i picked up two points,
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but in the grand scheme of things it's 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've made it clear throughout my career i'm a team player, but i think 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. the weather now, with tomas schafernaker. 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 i think scenes like this for some of us on sunday morning. a bit of fog around, too, but the real fog problems will not arrive until monday and tuesday. there could be major fog around, so we will talk about that injust a second. in the short term, it is frosty
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across much of england there. 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, about the same time 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. now, it won't be quite so frosty 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 around in parts of scotland. maybe some icy patches, too, mist and fog as well, but nothing too major. and the western isles, there, also frost—free, four degrees expected in stornoway. now, the temperature will rise to around four, five, six, seven degrees during the day. that will be the peak.
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but of course, after that really 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. just that little bit milder across western areas, maybe a bit more cloud, maybe some 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 quite extensive 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, some of the towns and cities as well. 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 to start the working week. but 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
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in the west towards the end of the week as well. bye bye. i'm gavin grey. the latest headlines from bbc news: 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 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.
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mrjammeh‘s decision to leave ends a standoff which began when he refused to accept defeat in the presidential election. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the sunday express leads with news of theresa may's upcoming meeting with president trump. now on bbc news, it's time for click. this week, the best view in the world, super—smart singapore, and a race to save shanghai.
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