21/01/2017 BBC Weekend News


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Donald Trump has begun his presidency by sticking to his pledge

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to repeal Barack Obama's affordable healthcare plan.

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Mr Trump signed his first executive order forcing government offices

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to minimise the cost of the reforms until they can be overturned.

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The White House also signalled his intention to remove

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what he called "harmful and unnecessary" climate

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And now, the president and First Lady of the United States

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Never has a song been more

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Donald Trump got here by doing things very differently,

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a trait he shows no sign of losing as commander-in-chief.

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Should I keep the Twitter going or not?

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He beamed as he arrived at galas across Washington,

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clasping the hand of his wife and First Lady.

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Inaugural balls are part of the choreography

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And Mr Trump invited supporters from across the country.

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We began this journey, and they said we - we and me -

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we didn't have a chance, but we knew we were going to win.

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that he had already made his first executive move...

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This is an executive order minimising the economic burden of

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the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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will help repeal Obamacare, his predecessor's signature

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Across the country, gatherings of a more hostile nature

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In Washington, over 200 people were arrested

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after a handful of small anti-Trump rallies turned violent.

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In Chicago, hundreds peacefully voiced their concerns

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at Donald Trump's agenda, and in Seattle, they marched

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Further demonstrations are planned over the weekend.

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But the new president will shrug off this criticism,

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Surrounded by family and friends, he is taking a moment to enjoy this

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particular piece of pageantry before the real work begins.

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Our correspondent Barbara Plett Usher is in Washington for us.

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Barbara, what has the president got on his agenda in his first full day

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in office? He will probably be watching this, to some degree. We

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are expecting tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of people to

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march here in Washington and around the country. These other people were

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afraid of what a Trump administering might bring. They are demanding that

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he protect minorities and women's writes. Mr Trump is getting off to

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his first day, attending a national prayer breakfast at the Washington

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National Cathedral, the last part of this official transition. He is also

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expected to visit the CIA headquarters. You will remember he

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was sharply critical of them and other agencies over Russian

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interference in the elections. It seems he will mend some fences

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there. As we've heard, tens of thousands

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are expected to join the rally It'll be one of nearly 700

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demonstrations globally organised Women of the world, unite!

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Women of the world, unite! In Australia, 3000 people marched

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to the US consulate in Sydney. Organisers said they wanted

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to present a united voice Our correspondent Sian Grezeszcyk

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is in Central London, What is the atmosphere there like?

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Well, I have just come from the US embassy over in Grosvenor Square,

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which is where London's March got underway within the last half an

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hour. A very defiant, calm atmosphere with the marchers who

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started... They are heading this way to Trafalgar Square, where a rally

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will be held at 2pm. The organisers say that they want the Trump

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presidency to hear loud and clear and to ensure that women's rights

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are protected. That is why they have joined here in solidarity. Speaking

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to many people in the crowd, they say it is not just about sending a

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message to the White House. They say it is also about highlighting

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women's writes in general as well. They are expected to arrive here

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within the next hour or so. Of course, this is one of more than 600

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marchers taking place across the world. Thank you very much.

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An 18-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering

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The body of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks was discovered on a path

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She'd been stabbed a number of times.

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Five people are known to have died in the Italian avalanche last week.

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It's thought around 15 people are still unaccounted for.

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Nine people, including four children, have so far been pulled

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alive from the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel

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From the ruins of the Rigopiano Hotel, in the last moments of light,

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rescuers pulled a six-year-old girl to safety.

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She was cold but apparently uninjured.

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Relief workers then carried away a boy who'd been

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For 48 hours, these children and two others had

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managed to survive underneath concrete walls.

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After these pictures were filmed, rescuers made their way

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to four more survivors - two men and two women.

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The rescued hotel guests have been flown to hospital in the

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Doctors say that they are cold and dehydrated

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The survivors' family members can now

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TRANSLATION: Can't you see it from my face?

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But other waiting relatives have no such relief.

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TRANSLATION: You need to speak to these ministers here.

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You need to ask them why they didn't go get the

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people out the day before the tragedy.

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Italy's rescue services promise to continue their rescue

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How many more people might be trapped alive

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With the sport, here's Mike Bushell at the BBC Sport Centre.

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Johanna Konta's Australian Open challenge is gathering serious

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momentum after she won her eighth match in a row, to

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If she can get through her next match, she would potentially face

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Serena Williams in the quarter-finals.

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Konta's been in fantastic form this year, winning a title in Sydney

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in the build up to the big Grand Slam in Melbourne,

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and Wozniacki simply had no answer to Britain's number one.

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Wozniacki, seeded 17, only managed to win four

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games, as Konta cruised to an eighth straight victory.

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She'll now play Ekaterina Makarova in the fourth round.

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Things got simplified for me today, and I enjoyed trying to execute the

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plan. I really enjoy being out there. It was a really nice

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atmosphere on court today. There was a lot of people. A lot of support,

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so I enjoyed the whole thing. It's a busy day of football with

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seven matches in the Premier League. Spurs and Liverpool can narrow

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the gap on leaders Chelsea. Liverpool have had the better

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of the play so far, The Swans are in a battle

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for Premier League survival. There are 14 matches

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in the fourth round It's currently goalless at Ibrox,

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Lee Wallace with the best Last week, seven sports began

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an appeals process against UK Sport's decision not to provide

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funding for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Sarah Davies is one of the leading

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GB women and knows the effects a funding axe can have,

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with her Olympian boyfriend suffering the same fate

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after London 2012. Beneath the hair is Sarah Davies, a

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weightlifter on the rise in a sport that is under threat. I was in the

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gym when I got the phone call from our performance director. I was

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struggling through the end of my session and I managed to get an

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extra ten repetitions out of what I was doing through upset, anger. It

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will have a massive effect. Sarah is one half of Great Britain's power

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couple, alongside her partner, Jack Oliver. COMMENTATOR: Jack Oliver,

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brilliant stuff there. The men's team lost their funding three years

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ago. They are always saying, do you get physio? No. Even though you

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might be the best in the country, competing on the world stage, you

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don't get a penny. Sarah is now a full-time athlete, but if funding is

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cut, that will affect our chances of becoming the first British woman to

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win an Olympic weightlifting medal. It will be tricky to see where the

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income comes from. I qualified as a PE teacher, but I am not teaching,

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because it affects my training. I am a little bit in limbo. Being

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unpredictable doesn't faze Sarah. When she is not in the gym, she

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competes for a different type of Crown - in beauty pageants. She won

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miss Leeds in 2012. I always get, oh, you don't look like a

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weightlifter, so it is good to break those stereotypes and get a positive

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body image into pageants. They are hoping for a positive result in the

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appeal against the cuts for 2020. What they have achieved in the last

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few years has been phenomenal. Unfortunately, I'm not holding out

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much hope, so it is a case of looking for a job and potentially

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going back to working full-time as a teacher again. They have an anxious

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wait before UK sport announces its decision next month.

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Let me update you on the football. With 40 minutes gone, at Ibrox and

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Anfield, it is still goalless. Hello. Temperatures fell as low as

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minus eight Celsius last night, and this afternoon, with cloud or

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sunshine, most of us are in

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