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I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear.
The office of President of the United States.
Donald Trump takes his oath of office and is now the 45th
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to watch the ceremony
in which Mr Trump vowed to create a new America.
From this day forward, it's going to be only America first.
Among Mr Trump's supporters gathered to watch,
it was a day that signalled a real change.
We are here to support our president. We are so happy he has
been elected and we are looking forward to what the future brings,
that he brings to the economy and bringing jobs back to America.
But, a few blocks away, anti-Trump protestors smashed windows.
Others made their point more peacefully.
We are just letting Trump and his supporters know
another world is possible and we will defend our rights
as women and we don't support his agenda.
The end of an era - Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle,
fly out of Washington for the last time.
The celebrations in Washington for the new President
Found alive - ten survivors of the Italian avalanche,
Dan Evans' winning run at the Australian Open continues.
The British player is into the fourth round at a Grand Slam
Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.
Donald Trump is now the President of the United States.
In a day of carefully choreographed ceremony,
he was sworn in on Capitol Hill an hour ago in front of hundreds
of thousands of people gathered to witness a moment many Americans
In his inauguration speech, he pledged to put America first,
to protect American families, jobs and borders.
There were some protests and, just a few blocks
away from the ceremony, shops and car windows were smashed.
In the last half hour, the Obamas left Washington
for the last time on board an official helicopter.
Our North America correspondent Nick Bryant is in Washington
and takes us through the day's events so far.
The day dawns, the Page turns and so begins a new and unexpected chapter
in the epic story of America. This famed house has been the home of
Lincoln, Roosevelt, Jefferson and Kennedy, but few predicted Donald
Trump would ever become its tenant. America's capital built up with his
supporters, the forgotten people, he called them, voters who believe
Washington is broken and needs a businessman, a political outsider to
fix it. It means a lot for history and our country. To expect a
president to see a new time. Something to experience. Rarely has
a winning candidate been celebrated. Opponents view him as racist,
sexist, a hot-headed demagogue. 3 million other Americans voted for
artillery, and she won the presidency and she should be our
next president, and I think a lot of voters are upset with the person
coming into office and what he represents. -- they voted for
Hillary. Much of the capital was in lockdown, a modern-day fortress. The
billionaire began his day in a house of prayer, accompanied by his wife,
daughters and sons, America's new family firm. As President-elect
Trump was in church, contemplative moments for Barack Obama, as he
vacated the Oval Office, leaving behind a letter for his successor on
the desk. Then he made his way to the most prized real estate in the
land, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. How are you? Never has there been such a
difference in personality and policy between an outgoing and incoming
president, but America prides itself on the peaceful transfer of power,
and what could be more civil than coffee and a chat at the White
House? Barack Obama claimed throughout the campaign that Barack
Obama was unfit to be president, but this is the people's house and, in
the states that mattered, the voters decided otherwise. These protesters
were determined to make it a violent transfer of power, smashing windows
in downtown Washington. Not far from the parade route. But they couldn't
impede the final stretch of the most improbable journey in modern-day
American history, as a billionaire businessman who has never held
elected office travelled down Pennsylvania Avenue for his
swearing-in on Capitol Hill. Already there was Hillary Clinton, who had
hoped this day would be hers but, even though she got more votes, she
was there as a spectator, watching what must have been the most painful
of pageants. The really big name stars have stayed away, so to more
than 50 Democratic lawmakers who boycotted the ceremony, and the
crowds on the national mall were much smaller than those that greeted
Barack Obama eight years ago. Hail to the chief rang out for Barack
Obama won last time, as he entered the final minutes of his eight-year
presidency, and one sensed a feeling of demob happy miss, even though
this wasn't the way you want it to end his presidency. -- he wanted to
end his presidency. Then came the entrance of the man now taking
centre stage. His inaugural show, ushering in a very different
reality. He read from a script written by
America's founding fathers, the presidential oath of office. I
Donald John Trump do solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute. That
I will faithfully execute. The office of president of the United
States. The office of president of the United States. And will do the
best of my ability. And will do the best of my ability. Preserve,
protect and defend. Preserved, object and defend. The Constitution
of the United States. The Constitution of the United States.
So thank me God. Words that made him president Donald Trump. The guns
saluted America's new commander-in-chief, the man now in
charge of the world's most feared military and also the US nuclear
Arsenal. Donald Trump was written off as a joke when he first
announced his candidacy for the White House, but now he has become
America's 45th president, and they will be talking about this moment
the centuries to come. Then came his inaugural address, a speech which
sets the tone for a presidency, a speech in which he intended to
define the Trump Iraq. Today we are not merely transferring power from
one administration to another or from one party to another, but we
are transferring power from Washington, DC and giving it back to
you, the people. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our
inner cities, rusted out factories, scattered like tombstones across the
landscape of our nation, an education system flush with cash but
which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge,
and the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many
lives and robbed our country so much unrealised potential. This American
carnage stops right here and stops right now. He had written a fiercely
nationalistic speech, echoing his campaign rhetoric about putting
America first. We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be
heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hole of
power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From
this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first.
And then is the Mali, the slogan that helped him to win the
presidency. -- is finale. We will make America stronger again, we will
make America a wealthy again, we will make America proud again, will
make America safe again and, yes, together, we will make America great
again. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you. And
then it was time for the former president to leave time, mindful no
doubt that Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress will
try to demolish some of his signature achievements, but powerful
now to stop them. -- powerless. The ground has shifted dramatically in
Washington and reverberations will be felt across America and around
the world. The country is now run by the most unconventional and
unpredictable of modern American presidents. The day that many hoped
for, the day that many feared has now come.
Thousands of Trump supporters have travelled from across America
But there have also been some demonstrations and violence
in the streets, with protestors voicing their anger
Our correspondent James Cook has been with the crowds
on the mall throughout the day and sent this report.
In the darkness of a winter morning, the people are on the march. They
have come to their nation's capital in the heart of winter, determined
to renew their country, to restore their republic to its glory days,
and the man for that job, they insist, is Donald J Trump. I think
it's going to bring a new era of hope and prosperity. Why did you
come out so early? Wanted to make sure we got towards the front of the
line and got in, because there are tonnes of bebop era. We opted to
support our president. We are so happy he has been elected we are
looking forward to the future brings, that he brings to our
economy. Donald Trump's supporters have been here for hours, to cheer
on a man they regard as a political revolutionary, but his opponents are
here, too, with a very different message. Donald Trump has got to go!
Before President Trump even started his new job, his approval ratings
were stunningly low. Opinion polls suggest lots of Americans don't just
oppose them, they despise him. What do we do? Stand up and fight back!
In particular, these protesters fear that Mr Trump will deport immigrants
en masse and will single out Mexicans and Muslims for treatment.
He also accused the new commander-in-chief of sexism, even
of sexual assault, which he has denied. I believe that Donald Trump
is not normal, that he is a threat to democracy, that he is an eminent
threat to our republic and at least to our civil discourse and the civil
norms we have grown accustomed to. I am here today because I think it's
important that the American people come out and show that we don't
support Trump's inauguration as president and we don't support
America's descent into fascism. I'm here to show my descent and I will
continue to engage in that for the next four years. It is a bunch of
bull. But why? He is a racist and against free speech. From debate to
division two disturbances on the streets. As President Trump was
sworn in, the seething anger at his election boiled over. A country both
hopeful and despairing, joyous and bitter. In short, two countries.
Joining me is Jon Sopel, our North America Editor.
Jon, President Trump's inaugural speech aimed
But is it America first or America alone?
I think the thing I have learnt about covering Donald Trump in the
last 18 months as he is difficult to pigeonhole. On the one hand it
sounded like a completely isolationist America speech that he
delivered. I think it is better in terms of economic nationalism. He
wants people to buy American and higher American and American jobs.
But for many decades America has enriched foreign industries,
defended foreign borders and not our own, you can see the focus is on
foreign countries having to stump up more and America will not subsidise
them and he will try to rewrite the rules on trade. I should imagine in
governments around the world they know what the drift of policy is
going to be, they will try to work out what that will mean in practice,
but make no mistake, Donald Trump wants action and action now and he
wants the focus to be just about the American people and if the rest of
the world, if they are disappointed by that, that is the way it is going
to be. You have been watching events on this day on this most unusual
handover of power, what have your impressions being? The thing that
has struck me is, yes, it is ceremonial and there is pageantry,
but it is also personal. I wonder what Hillary Clinton was thinking as
she had to smile benignly on the podium a few metres away thinking,
it could have been me. Barack Obama seemed to be walking more likely,
smiling, as if the burden of office had been lifted. You look to Donald
Trump and you think, goodness me, he has the future of the world on his
shoulders and that weight seems to be bearing heavily.
The eyes of the world are on Washington today
as thoughts turn to the kind of President Donald Trump will be.
His controversial statements on Russia, Nato, China
and the Middle East have already made waves.
And there have been hints that the UK may benefit
from a swift trade deal with the new administration.
Our Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins assesses the likely global
The world really is watching. Billions of people sharing the
ceremonial transfer of power, perhaps the most astonishing in
history, across every continent people trying to figure out what it
could mean for them. Everywhere Donald Trump polarises opinion. In
Britain protesters have been out in several cities. The Brexit vote
first divided the country, then increased Donald Trump's belief he
could win. Republicans abroad are holding a party in London. They
acknowledge he drew strength from Britain's radical decision to
overturn the status quo. The Prime Minister is selling her vision of
Brexit this week expects to meet President Trump soon. An anti-EU
president seems willing to do an early trade deal with Britain, but
that is isolationism also threaten Britain's wider global interest. In
public today the Chancellor sounded upbeat. We have a deep and enduring
relationship between the UK and the US and because it is so deep and
complex it will prosper and I am quite confident of that in the
future. But Britain certainly does not share the Trump view of Russia,
particularly if the new president does actively favour a bloody mere
Putin over Nato and the EU. Ukraine is a real test. Does Mr Putin feel
his intervention there will now cost him less in future, that Donald
Trump could soft-pedal on sanctions, favouring partnership rather than
punishment? And what about Syria? Barack Obama allowed Russia to take
control there. The new president could step back still further from
the Middle East. TRANSLATION: Russia and President Putin has repeatedly
said he is ready to move the dialogue to Washington into
constructive dialogue. Donald Trump's deal-making will really be
put to the test over international trade, especially with China. Trump
the candidate demonised China as the destroyer of American jobs. Will he
now risk a trade war of escalating tariffs with China, or will Trump as
president be more conciliatory across our range of issues?
International affairs are messy and complex. I suspect if Trump clings
to that I win and you lose kind of mentality, that will cause problems.
So, on this inauguration day, if global anxiety could be measured,
would it be off the scale right now? The new president has it in his
power to soothe his opponents' worst fears, but can he do that without
betraying his supporters' best hopes?
After almost two days buried under snow and rubble,
ten people have been found alive, including two young girls,
inside a hotel hit by an avalanche in central Italy.
At least twenty-five staff and guests are still missing.
From central Italy, James Reynolds reports.
This is what it feels like to come back to life.
Firefighters pulled Gianfilipo Parete from the depths
Rescuers keep on working and they bring out his mother, Adriana.
She is strong enough to walk on her own.
Her daughter, Ludovica, is still inside, she is
The children's father escaped the avalanche and raised the alarm.
His family and others sheltered under a collapsed ceiling for 40
In a nearby village, news of the rescue breaks.
She works at the hotel, but wasn't there when the avalanche hit.
It is overwhelming to hear finally that there are survivors.
On the same street these people embrace.
This region has suffered four earthquakes in five months.
The rescue has given new momentum to the relief effort.
Rescuers know now that they are searching in the right
place and they will carry on until everyone is found.
James Reynolds, BBC News, central Italy.
Hundreds of victims of abuse in children's homes
in Northern Ireland should receive an apology and compensation, that's
It discovered examples of abuse dating back to the 1920's in homes
run both by churches and the government as
Church, State and charities were given the responsibility
of looking after vulnerable children, But Northern Ireland's
of looking after vulnerable children, but Northern Ireland's
historical institutional abuse enquiry found failing after failing
that allowed abuse in a number of children's homes and other places
We therefore recommend to the Northern Ireland executive
and those who are responsible that each of the institutions
where we found systemic failings should make a public apology.
The inquiry examined 22 institutions where physical
and sexual abuse was ignored, as well as the crimes
of individuals, like Father Brendan Smith,
who raped or indecently assaulted dozens, if not
Some had waited decades for recognition of how
their childhoods had been lost and the inquiry called for them
Money is not going to solve our hurt and our pain, but it will help us
The recommendations in this lengthy report will be passed
onto the Northern Ireland executive at Stormont, but because of
the recent collapse of that power-sharingg government
the recent collapse of that power-sharing government
there is some concern that on issues like compensation
However, what happened inside institutions has now been
recognised and time has not lessened the impact of that abuse.
A group of doctors say they've transformed the diagnosis
of prostate cancer by using MRI scans instead of invasive biopsies.
The scans mean they've been able to treat nearly double the number
93% of cancers were detected by MRI scans, as opposed
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer
in men in the UK as our Health Correspondent
Ken Huntson wants to talk to as many people as possible.
Ten years ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In the pub, on the buses, in the street, I heard many horror
stories of people who refused to go and get themselves
To me it is absolutely important that you do it.
Getting checked out saves lives, but the way tests are carried
Usually a biopsy is performed and the needle is inserted
into the prostate and samples of tissue are removed for analysis.
In some cases this method can miss a cancer, fail to spot
whether it is aggressive and cause side effects.
Advances in MRI technology means scanning is much more accurate.
We can diagnose cancers that are currently being missed
by this very inaccurate, standard transrectal biopsy test,
by this very inaccurate, standard, transrectal biopsy test,
and find important cancers early and treat them early and I think
we could see a significant impact on long-term survival.
MRI scanning could be a solution for thousands of men,
A shortage of machines and radiologists to meet demand.
So whilst there is hope, there are challenges in how widely
Let's take a look at the weather. I promise we did not coordinate our
outfits beforehand! No! It has been a beautiful day in
the UK. This is not far from the Snowdonia hails. But although the
sunshine has been more abundant today, there have been areas stuck
under the clouds still. This is southern Scotland, East Lothian. But
the cloud is creeping northwards. Hopefully they will enjoy more
sunshine here tomorrow. The high pressure is with us and it will be a
very settled we kind of weather. Drive for most of us, but colder
than it has been this week. It is -4 -5 quite widely overnight.
Potentially freezing fog for Scotland, Northern Ireland and
eastern England. There will be subtle changes through the day
tomorrow, but for most of us it is dry with a good deal of sunshine.
Hopefully more for Sellers Gotland and Northern Ireland. Also western
parts of northern England. In the east there is more cloud with a weak
weather front nearby with a few drops of rain and even a little bit
of snow, but nothing to worry about. It will still be bright, but not
warm, only 3-5d. Another really cold start on Sunday morning with a bit
of patchy, freezing fog around. Sunday looks like the cloudy day of
the two and there could still be a few light showers around, but
essentially it will stay dry for much of the weekend and into the
start of next week as well. It will be called with widespread frost.
It will be called with widespread frost.
Well, in a moment on BBC One it will be time for the news
where you are, but before we go, we'll leave you with some of the
sights and sounds from Washington on the day the billionaire
businessman, property developer and reality TV star
Donald Trump became president of the United States.
# Over the ramparts we watch... Please, raise your right hand and
repeat after me. I will faithfully execute the office of president of
the United States. Congratulations, Mr President.
From this day forward it is going to be only America first, America