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Dawn breaks in Washington, as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn


The property tycoon will take the presidential oath of office


on Capitol Hill in just a few hours' time.


Addressing his supporters last night, Donald Trump


pledged to unify America, bring change and make the country


On the campaign I called it "the forgotten man


Here on Capitol Hill, the inaugural platform is ready for Donald Trump


to to 35 words written by America's founding Fathers, the oath of office


that will make the 45th President of the United States.


Fortress Washington - the city is in lock down.


Up to a million people are expected on the streets -


We've been to another Washington - Washington County, in this state,


to hear from Donald Trump supporters, and his critics.


On this unprecedented day in history, we will have


Two days after the avalanche, eight people, including two children,


have been found alive buried in the snow.


An inquiry finds widespread abuse at children's homes run


by the church, state and charity in Northern Ireland,


And the British doctors who say they've transformed the diagnosis


of prostate cancer - the most common kind for men.


And coming up in the sport on BBC News: Dan Evans' winning run


in Melbourne continues - the british player is in to


the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time.


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


In just under four hours' time, Donald Trump will be sworn


in as the 45th President of the United States.


Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering


in front of Capitol Hill, where the property tycoon


will recite the oath of office before delivering his inaugural


address in front of former presidents and first ladies -


Then the new president will begin the slow drive down


Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.


This is the scene there live - only eight o'clock in the morning


in Washington, but already large crowds gathering.


And a short ago Donald Trump tweeted, "It all begins today -


the movement continues - the work begins!"


Our first report is from our Washington


The capital, the nation and the world await.


At first light thousands started gathering for a front row seat.


A presidential inauguration is billed as one of the greatest


Taking centre stage, a reality TV star, property mogul and


billionaire. The pageantry has already been


on display, but on the eve of his oath of office,


Donald Trump welcomed his supporters with a concert on the steps


of the Lincoln Memorial, a musical warm up act


to the main event. He swayed and sang along before


taking a chance to thank those The polls started going up, up, up,


but they did not want to give us credit because they forgot


about a lot of us. On the campaign I called


it the forgotten men Well, you are not


forgotten any more. Few predicted he would be the 45th


president, but the businessman said We are going to make America great


for all of our people, everybody. As Trump supporters lined


up to cheer, others In New York, thousands, including


celebrities and politicians, marched to the Trump Hotel


with a message for the new We are all rooting for


the new administration, of course, to abandon the divisive,


racist, misogynist, ignorant plans it is trumpeting and lead us


with intelligence and compassion. In these final moments before


Donald Trump ascends the steps of the Capitol to take the oath


of office he has work to do, to put the final touches


to his first address to the nation, He has already won the hearts


of those he calls the forgotten, but how does he persuade those


who fear a Trump presidency? Donald Trump's journey


to the White House laid across an often disunited


United States. Many did not take him seriously,


and the Republican candidate They're bringing drugs, they bring


in crime, they are rapists. Donald J Trump is calling


for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering


the United States. You have got to see this guy,


I don't know what I said, I would like to punch


him in the face. But his popularity grew


and the outsider became the front runner as his supporters saw him


as an agent of change. And we will make


America great again! Donald Trump, the son


of an immigrant from Germany, He shrugged off suggestions


that his approval ratings are the lowest of any incoming


president in US history. Two Americas will face each other


in the nation's capital today, those who are nervous and those


who are hopeful. They may disagree, but for the sake


of the country both sides will be It will all happen in just a few


hours' time. Talk us through how it will all unfold today. Donald Trump


was my day begins in a house of prayer, a Church opposite the White


House. He'll travel to a short distance to the price piece of real


estate, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Americans pride themselves on this


peaceful transfer of power, and what could be more civil than coffee and


a chat with the Obamas, as they prepare to leave and Donald Trump


and his family prepare to become the new tenants of that building. Then


the final leg of this improbable journey, that was taken the White


House come up to Capitol Hill, where he'll be sworn in as president,


those 35 words written by America's founding fathers, and then he will


deliver his long-awaited inaugural address, a speech it said he has


written himself, a speech which will be philosophical, according to his


aides. Then, after that, president Obama will fly for the last time in


the presidential helicopter and leave town, as the ground beneath


him will have shifted very dramatically and the reverberations


will be felt not just here in Washington, but right around the


world. We can see even behind you how tight security is. What is the


mood like in Washington today? The mood in Washington is like the mood


in the nation. It's very polarised. The capital is filling up with many


of Donald Trump's supporters, the forgotten people, the people who


voted for him precisely because he wasn't a politician, he was an


outsider, somebody who they believed could fix the broken politics in


Washington and what they would regard as America's broken politics.


But there are thousands who have come to protest his presidency. They


would regard him as racist, misogynistic, and unhinged


demagogue, and they want to make their presence felt as well. I don't


think we've ever seen an Inauguration Day which has unleashed


such conflicting emotions. I don't think we've ever seen an incoming


president be so different in terms of policy, in terms of policy, than


the man he Stock we appear to have lost the link there but we will be


back with him later in the programme.


Around a million people are expected to flood the capital


to watch the inauguration - but many will march


in the streets to protest against Trump's presidency.


Our correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan is on The Mall


in Washington, where crowds are expected to gather


Close to a million people are expected on Washington's National


Mall. It might look like an ice rink, but this whitest sheets of


plastic, because we are expecting rain through the course of the


morning. When Nick was was that the US Capitol building over my


shoulder, in the distance, but for those who don't have tickets to


watch Donald Trump being sworn in up close, they will be standing here,


on the Mall, effectively we are in the cheap seats here. There will be


screened that, so people can watch proceedings. Supporters haven't been


allowed in just yet, but I met some through security, people who have


come for this inauguration from across America, from states like


North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio. I even met a few people who


had come from California, on America's West Coast, a


traditionally Democratic state. But as well as people who have come from


across the country, there's a huge security presence here. Police


officers have been drafted in from a number of different states. Also,


there's a huge military presence here. The National Guard has been


brought in, with military from more than 40 different states. As you


said, there will also be planned protests in other parts of the city.


But for supporters of Donald Trump, this is all about the end of a long


journey and part of his appeal to them was that he was a


nonpolitician, a political outsider. But of course today, Donald Trump


becomes part of that Washington Establishment.


He has promised to make America great again.


So how will he begin to do that, and what will President Trump


turn his attention to the next few days and weeks?


Christian Fraser has been looking at what's in his in tray.


So, what are we likely to see in this first 100 days


Well, you might hear in the inauguration speech he has


written that he is going to pass a number of executive orders


Remember, the president does have considerable power under


the Constitution to sign into law those measures he deems most


important, with or without the support of Congress.


My agenda will be based on a simple core principle,


As part of this plan I've asked my transition team to develop


a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws


So, here is a slogan with which you will be familiar


and straight off the bat he was pledging to introduce


a five-year ban on former congressional officials from working


For every regulation he introduces, he pledges that two will be cut.


The campaign was all about jobs, but they are axing the impending


deal that was to be signed with the Pacific Rim countries


in favour of bilateral trade deals more supportive of American jobs.


He is going to direct the Department of Defence to begin


this enormous project, defending American infrastructure


from cyber attacks, and the Department of Labour will be


directed to look at the abuse of visa programmes that


would undermine or undercut American workers.


But what about the key policy that defined the Obama years?


The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it became known.


Well, it is becoming more expensive for federal government and Congress


has already begun to repeal it, but what will replace it?


Certainly they are going to look at more competition among insurance


companies, and for those who can't afford it perhaps subsidies will be


And that brings us to the biggest policy of all,


the thousand mile policy, a wall which stretches,


or will stretch, along the Mexican border.


Donald Trump says it will be 12 metres high.


He estimates about $8 billion in cost, others put it


You don't have to build it right across the border


because there are some natural barriers like the Rio Grande,


the deserts in Arizona, mountain ranges in New Mexico,


but it is hugely complex getting those concrete slabs


to these remote areas, building the roads, housing,


feeding the workers, maintaining the wall in some


Well, the Mexican president says, I'm not paying for it,


but Donald Trump does have some levers.


He could increase visa fees, he could up the tariffs,


he could stop the wire transfers which Mexicans send home


So you might see a flurry of policies in the next few days,


but don't forget 79% of his supporters are


His mandate rests on that most controversial of policies.


Another big issue facing the Trump administration is climate change.


There was alarm when he threatened to pull out of the recently agreed


global climate treaty and kill President Obama's plan to cut


Our environment analyst Roger Harrabin assesses what he may


do, and how others are already moving to block him.


Ice is melting, world temperatures have hit a new records,


scientists blame carbon emissions, Donald Trump isn't worried.


His pick for Environment Chief campaigns against rules


His Energy Secretary was on the board of


His Secretary of State is an oilman from a firm accused of hiding


proof of climate change, now striking a more careful tone.


The risk of climate change does exist.


The consequences of it could be serious enough that


Mr Trump's advisers say leave it to the market.


I think there is going to be a healthy dose of scepticism


about international climate agreements because again it is more


of the same, it is all costs, no real meaningful climate benefit.


For the scientists monitoring global temperatures this


My gut response to Trump is that I am very frightened.


If the US carries on emitting carbon dioxide at the rate


that they are doing and if other countries follow suit,


that is going to mean huge impacts across the world for many people.


And near Professor Haigh's office, here is something to interest


This equipment is being developed to capture the emissions


It is part of a global revolution in clean technology.


Will President Trump want America to miss out on that?


Look at China investing $360 billion into clean energy


Meanwhile, India plans to stop building coal-fired power stations.


Both emerging superpowers say the advance of clean


President Trump will need to judge his options with care.


Demonstrations against the Trump presidency are also expected


here and in other parts of the world.


This morning, campaigners hung a banner from Tower Bridge reading


"Build bridges not walls" - in reference to Trump's


pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.


Anti-racism groups are expected to demonstrate in several


Mr Trump will be sworn in just before 4pm our time.


And you can watch full coverage of the inauguration ceremony live


from Washington here on BBC One, with coverage starting at four


In less than four hours, Donald Trump will be sworn


On the campaign, I called it, "the forgotten man


Coming up in sport at 1:30pm on BBC News: Eddie Jones


There are three uncapped players, and Dylan Hartley is included -


but he won't be guaranteed the captaincy.


After almost two days buried under snow and rubble,


eight people have been found alive, including two children,


at a hotel hit by an avalanche in central Italy.


They're the first of at least 25 missing staff and guests


Four people are known to have died in the avalanche on Wednesday.


James, what more can you tell us? We know that these people survived


underneath a collapsed ceiling at this hotel. Indeed we've just seen


pictures, they show one woman being taken out of the rubble to the


delight of firefighters. She was able to walk on her own and then


when she is put on the stretcher she appears to gesture to other people.


We have also seen pictures of a boy being rescued as well. We know that


men, women and children have all been seen sheltering under this


collapsed ceiling. Now that they have been taken out of this rubble,


they are being sent by helicopter to a hospital on the coast where they


will be examined and their relatives will be reunited with them. There


has been an emotional reaction to the news here. I was in one village


and people simply burst into tears when they found out. Extraordinary


pictures there. James Connor with the latest chronically, thank you.


The head of an inquiry into historical allegations of child


abuse at homes in Northern Ireland says there was widespread abuse


The 22 residential homes were run by the church,


Sir Anthony Hart has been giving the conclusions


Our Ireland correspondent Chris Buckler reports from Belfast.


Church and state were given the responsibility of looking after


vulnerable children. But in too many cases, they failed. Northern


Ireland's historical institutional abuse inquiry has been examining


what happened during seven decades inside children's homes and other


places that were supposed to offer people shelter and support. Nobody


can pick up the pieces ever, after all these years. You suffered


beatings, humiliation, there were many people who suffered sexual


abuse. Across the UK like here at a home in Scotland, young people were


properly cared for but that was not the case for all. Hundreds of hours


of testimony about what happened in Northern Ireland was heard in the


inquiry. Describing those experiences was not always easy, in


fact at times it was clearly distressing and painful. We thank


them for their courage and determination in doing so. The


inquiry examines some of the most notorious cases of historical


physical and sexual abuse including the actions of Father Brendan Smith,


a priest thought to have abused dozens if not hundreds of children.


While it dismissed claims of a paedophile ring in Belfast and the


intelligence services, it did find failures there and elsewhere. We now


recommend that the Northern Ireland executive and those responsible for


each of the institutions with systemic failings should make a


public apology. The apology should be a wholehearted and unconditional


recognition that they failed to protect children from abuse. What


happened inside institutions still casts a shadow and time has not


lessened the impact of that abuse. Sir Anthony Hart is just finishing


off giving his lengthy statement but on top of an apology, he has also


called for compensation to be given by the power-sharing government here


to those that suffered inside those institutions. That is something they


will welcome, but of course given that that power-sharing government


has collapsed, the question of when that will take place is yet to be


determined. A group of British doctors say


they've transformed the treatment They've used MRI scans,


which nearly doubled the number of aggressive tumours


that are caught. Prostate cancer - the most common


type of cancer in men in the UK - is normally confirmed


with an invasive biopsy. Winning the World Cup for GB


in 94, I think that was Fred Searle is a former Olympian


who represented Great Britain Two years ago, he was diagnosed


with prostate cancer. You know where you're at,


as opposed to ignoring the problem, and then one day you've got some


kind of chronic discomfort, then you go to the doctor and then


you have got months, That will be far more


devastating for your loved ones than handling the


situation up front. Getting checked out saved


Fred's life, but the way that tests are carried


out could soon change. Biopsies are commonly


used to find cancer. A needle is inserted


into the prostate and samples But new research published


in the main medical journal, the Lancet has found 93% of cancers


were detected by MRI scans, If we can diagnose cancers currently


being missed by this very inaccurate standard transrectal biopsy test,


and find important cancers early and treat them early,


then I think we could see a significant impact


on long-term survival. MRI scanning could be a solution


for thousands of men but there is also a problem,


a shortage of machines So whilst there is hope


that this could be a big leap forward in diagnosis,


there are challenges in how widely The British sailor Alex Thomson has


crossed the finish line to come second in the Vendee solo


round-the-world yacht race. Despite setting a new world record


for the furthest distance sailed solo in 24 hours,


and at one point halving the lead of eventual winner, Thomson


could not close the gap on his French rival,


who claimed first place yesterday. And in tennis,


Britain's Dan Evans has made it through to the last 16 of a Grand


Slam for the first time in his career, at the Australian Open,


joining Andy Murray. Evans had a brilliant win over 27th


seed and Australian favourite His win means Britain has two men


in the fourth round of a Grand Slam Back to our main story now


and the inauguration in just a few hours' time of Donald Trump


as the 45th President It is already shaping up to be one


of the most divisive All this week, our


correspondent Jon Kay has been from Wisconsin in the North


to Alabama in the South, finding out what Americans along


the road are anticipating We've arrived, but this


is Washington County, Alabama, And on a wet morning,


the busiest spot we find... These volunteers hand out hundreds


of parcels every week. To people like Roosevelt,


a President's name, but he is out of work and he trusts Donald Trump


to make life better. I hope he's right


about getting the jobs. If he don't get that going,


we aint gonna like it. Catherine and Willeen run the front


desk and say some of the poverty Well, some of them come


in and they don't have They believe Donald Trump


will invest in this community. He spent a lot of time


campaigning here and it worked. He has been out in the community,


out in the countryside and has seen how people need help and he has been


there with the money He's not afraid to go into poverty


areas and talk to the people, where most politicians you don't see


around unless you got $1000. Along this section


of Route 45, a quarter Many believe Trump can make


America great again. We joined him and his family


as the inauguration event began and this former soldier fears


Donald Trump will only make He is doing everything he can


to try to make us feel like this is not our America again,


but this hat will show you I am an American and I fought


for this country. And I will never respect him


as my president, never. We have met so many people this


week, pro-Trump and anti-Trump, On his porch, he told me it doesn't


matter who is sitting Yeah, I do, I really do,


the small counties really do. Bad roads, bad bridges, you know,


they don't look out for us. Do you think Donald Trump


will change that? Is he going to look out


for the likes of you? Because the politicians,


the governors, they've all got their hands out like


crabs in a bucket. After 1000 miles crossing


the United States, we reach the end of Route 45 and this divided nation


will try to move on and Let's get a last word


now from Nick Bryant. With so much division in America


come what a journey it is going to be. I think even the name of this


country sounds like a -- an oxymoron now, the States of America is not


any more and this election exposed it more than any other in recent


history. Donald Trump is such a polarising figure. Never before have


we seen an incoming president be so different to the outgoing president.


Many see him as this figure of hope but many see him as a figure of


hate. The polarisation has become a permanent feature of American


politics for 30 years will stop but I don't think we seen it like this


in modern times. We will begin with America just to


show you what is going on with the inauguration, the new president.


Very unsettled over the Sierra Nevada. A weather front pushing into


the DC area. It will end up being a chilly afternoon and breezy. Not the


case back home, we have got virtually unbroken sunshine across


England and Wales, like this weather watcher picture in Kent. Sunny skies


creeping their way northwards into Northern Ireland and the far north


of England. We have a weak weather front which has been producing a lot


of misty and murky grey weather. It has been sunny in the north of


England and remained sunny through the course of the afternoon. Rather


murky and grey, a contrast to how it is further south. Holding on to the


cloud for most of the afternoon. Look at that for England and Wales,


a glorious afternoon. Lots of sunshine, nearly unbroken in places.


That really is about it, light winds elsewhere, temperatures of seven or


eight Celsius. Temperatures fall away as that blue hue is developing.


A bit of cloud across the far south-west and a bit across eastern


Scotland with some mist and fog. Temperatures in the towns and cities


falling. In the weekend it is looking pretty quiet thanks to high


pressure. Mainly dry, lovely usable weather to be out and about. It will


stay chilly but the best of the sunshine will be on Saturday. We


will start to see some clout rolling in off the North Sea across central


and eastern parts of England, the odd spit spot of light rain and


wintry in places. Lots of sunshine around, another fine day as you can


see with temperatures in mid single figures. Through Saturday night it


looks like we will see the rain picking up a bit more. We could see


a dusting of snow over the Pennines. For Sunday, that will leave a


remnants of cloud around. Some sunshine around, it will not be


completely grey and it will be another chilly one. Monday and


Tuesday more high pressure with us. Fogg might be a problem across


central and southern parts of England. Things turn a bit more


unsettled. In less than four hours' time,


Donald Trump will be sworn in as America's 41st president.


On the campaign, I called it, "the forgotten man


And since we have been on air, a woman has been pulled out alive and


rescuers are trying to pull out seven other survivors including two


children, after two days I read in the wreckage after the earthquake in


Italy. There is full coverage of the


inauguration ceremony from 4pm


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