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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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President Trump visits the CIA on his first full day in office

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and promises to defeat Islamic terrorism.

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It comes on the day that hundreds of thousands of people

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march in Washington, and cities across the world,

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This has to be eradicated, just off back the face of the earth. It is

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evil. This has to be eradicated,

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just off the face of the earth. Rescuers continue to dig at the site

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of the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy in the hope of finding more

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survivors of Wednesday's avalanche. And people in the Gambia

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are expecting to see its former President Yahya Jammeh leave

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the country after finally agreeing Yahya Jammeh is reportedly now on a

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plane to Guinea. The newly elected US

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President Donald Trump has told a gathering

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of the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, that he stands with them

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'One thousand percent'. Speaking at the CIA's headquarters

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in Fairfax in Virginia, he said there was no

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one he respected more. And he promised that Islamic

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terrorism would be defeated. We have to get rid of Isis,

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we have to get rid of Isis. Radical Islamic terrorism,

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and I said yesterday - Mr Trump also had plenty

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to say about the media. He accused reporters of being

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inaccurate in their reporting As you know, I have a running war

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with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on

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earth. APPLAUSE

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Right? And a sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the

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intelligence community. And I want you to know the reason you are the

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number one stop, it is exactly the opposite, exactly the opposite. They

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understand that as well. I was explaining about the numbers. We did

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the speech yesterday. I don't know about the speech... But we had a

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massive field of people. You saw it, packed. I got up this morning and

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turned on one of the networks and they show an empty field. I made a

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speech. I looked out, it looked like a million, or a million people. They

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showed a field where there was practically nobody standing there!

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During the speech, Mr Trump also confirmed that the British Prime

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Minister Theresa May is to travel to Washington to meet him -

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The BBC understands it's this week. A Brexit trade deal between the UK

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and the US is likely to be high on Mrs May's agenda.

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Mr Trump said recently he'd be keen to work on a deal that was good

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for both countries but also said during his inaugural address that

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in relations with other countries, he'd always put America first.

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Today, as Mr Trump was speaking, just a few miles away in Washington

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DC, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets

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in protest against his statements on women and minorities.

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The main Mall in Washington in fromt of the Capitol Building

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is still crowded with people - organisers say they won't be able

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to lead a formal march towards the White House

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because there's just not enough room to move the crowds.

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Just by way of comparison, this is the same scene

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exactly 24 hours ago, for the inauguration

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As you can see, there were far fewer people there on Friday.

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Here's a statistic to reinforce the difference -

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the Washington's Metro rail system says that up to 11am

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on Saturday morning, there were 275,000 rides

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In the same timeframe on Friday morning, the day of the inauguration

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Here's how one of the speakers at today's event -

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the singer Madonna - explained her motivations

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Welcome to the revolution of love! To the rebellion, to our refusal, as

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women, to accept this new age of tyranny. We are not just women that

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are in danger, but all marginalised people. For being uniquely

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different, right now, my truly be considered a crime...

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Another actress speaking at the event was Scarlett Johansson,

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who made this personal appeal for the family planning

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organisation, Planned Parenthood, to be spared from funding cuts

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For the more than 2.5 million patients a year that rely

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on Planned Parenthood services for cancer and STD screenings,

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birth control, safe abortion and pregnancy planning,

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these are uncertain and anxious times.

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Lawmakers in 24 states have tried to block patients from receiving

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Congress has voted to limit access to reproductive services nine times.

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Our correspondent Barbara Plett-Usher has been among those

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This is probably the biggest inaugural linked demonstration

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Organisers were predicting up to 200,000 people,

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but now the mayor's office has increased that estimate to probably

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half a million people, and that's just here in Washington.

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In cities around the country there have also been big demonstrations,

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in places like New York and Los Angeles.

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Also in a number of countries overseas as well.

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This is an event that was organised by women who are afraid

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that the Trump administration would roll back some

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of their rights, or at least not actively promote them as they had

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hoped a government might do, but it has taken in a much

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Those groups that feel vulnerable have also come here,

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groups representing immigrants, groups representing people

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of colour, the NAACP, civil rights groups,

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environmental groups, all saying to Mr Trump

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and their rights - they are sending a message

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that they are a voice to be heard, a force

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to be reckoned with, and they want to tell him

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as their government, as their president,

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We have had a lot of star power here, too.

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Even the former Secretary of State John Kerry has been wandering around

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the rally with his dog, saying hello. Hillary Clinton has treated

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in support as well. In fact quite a number of people here were

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galvanised by having supported her before, her having lost, and then

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wanting to make a statement here about that as well. Speaking about

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politics we will have to see where this goes. When you ask people what

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they expect, they say, we want to show solidarity, we want to send a

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message that we cannot be ignored, but where it goes from there is not

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entirely clear. A number of groups have taken part that are already

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organised COMMENTATOR: Black lives matter, planned parenthood, the

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American Civil Liberties Union, so you might see a swelling of numbers

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in those groups, more members there -- groups that are already

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organised, like Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood And The American

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Civil Liberties Union. But we will have to see how this

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outpouring of solidarity and concern actually expresses itself beyond

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today. Barbara Plett-Usher there. Washington wasn't the only place

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to host an anti-Trump demonstration on Saturday -

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there have been protests in 60 other This was the scene in Tblisi,

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the capital of Georgia. And our correspondents were able

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to meet demonstrators at a number This is all part of the global

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women's March but you can really feel the Dutch flavour here. People

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highlighting the issues they feel are most destructive to society.

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This is to show the many parties who come up with populist slogans, fear,

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fear mongering, that we see no. Among the issues these people

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believe made people vote for Donald Trump, things like fear and

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discontent, are also present here in the Netherlands, and they are

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warning Dutch politicians to pay attention. This is all ahead of

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elections in March and many believe they will be the first real

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indication of whether the US have had any real impact here on the

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European mainland. Here in Vienna the marchers are out as well as they

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have been in cities across Europe and I am here with an American who

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has been here in Vienna for 17 years. Why did you come out today? I

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came out because I have three children. This is my youngest, four

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months old, and the thought a child anywhere would feel less than

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because of statements made by those in power, it makes me heartsick.

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Many people in the crowd are telling me how frustrated they are at the

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election of Donald Trump and their concern moving forward for the

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protection of women's writes. They want the new administration at the

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White House to protect women's writes, but not just that, but

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people in the Road have also come out to speak about women's writes in

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general, women's equality, equal pay -- women's rights. This is one of 60

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March is going on around the world. We will bring you some breaking news

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now. The former president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, is reportedly

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on board a plane and leaving the company. He is understood to be in

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the company of the president of Guinea negotiating his departure and

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it is thought he is heading to exile in Guinea. We can get the latest

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from our West African correspondent in the Gambian capital, Banjul. What

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is happening at the moment? Yahya Jammeh is now on board the plane

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with the Guinean president and we are told they are just about to take

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off from Banjul airport. His wife was also with them. So this is the

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end of a 22 year rule here in Gambia and there is no doubt there will be

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celebrations tonight in the streets of the capital. The end of a

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political crisis after the election last month, when President Yahya

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Jammeh first admitted defeat, then a few days later he turned around and

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said he was rejecting the result, and over the last few days west

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African state which mounted up pressure against him, gathering

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troops just across the border, threatening to remove him from power

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by force, and now he is on board, he is leaving. This is the end of his

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political rule. How significant is that and what about the incoming

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president, where is he? The new president, Adama Barrow, is still in

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Senegal, in Dakar, and he said he would return to the Gambia ones

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Yahya Jammeh has left, so I believe he will be returning in the next

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three days. Obviously this is quite a big development in the region. The

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West African state sending a very strong message not only across the

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region but also across the continent that they stand ready to fight to

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protect democracy and the people's will, that they are ready to send

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troops to whomever is rejecting the results of a fair election. Do we

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not exactly the terms of this deal, in terms of what now happens to Mr

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Yahya Jammeh? -- do we know exactly. That is a good question and the big

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question at the moment because we do not know exactly what sort of deal

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the West African president, the Guinean president, and the

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Mauritanian president the radio today, had in their talks with Yahya

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Jammeh in their discussions with him to step down -- that they had today

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in their talks. Some kind of amnesty, guarantees of safety for

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him and his family, or whether there is going to be, whether he will have

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to leave in exile or whether he will be able to come back to the Gambia

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at some point. We do not know, but all we know is he would be on his

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way to Guinea at the moment and perhaps to another country later on,

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but we do not know yet. Many live from Banjul for us. Much my head.

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The Brazilian football club shopper Quincey plays again, their first

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match since last year's deadly plane crash -- Chapecoense.

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For all of you who have done amazing just remarkable work, I can't wait

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to see what you do next, and I will be right there with you. God bless

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you. I am Geeta Guru-Murthy with the

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latest headlines for you. President Trump visits the CIA

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on his first full day in office and promises to defeat

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Islamic terrorism. It comes on the day that hundreds

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of thousands of people march in Washington,

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and cities across the world, Four more people were pulled out

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overnight from the rubble of an Italian hotel

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that was destroyed by It follows the rescue on Friday

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of four children and a woman. The avalanche took

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place in remote valley From the ruins of the hotel,

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in the last moments of light on the third day, rescuers pulled

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this She was the final member

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of her family to be Relief workers then carried away

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a boy who had been with her. Concrete walls had protected

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them from the avalanche. Later, rescuers made

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their way to for more The rescued adults and children were

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flown to hospital in a coastal city TRANSLATION: The medical condition

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of the survivors is good. Only one patient is

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currently in the operating theatre having surgery

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on The survivors' family members

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can now breathe again. Doesn't my face

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show how happy I am? I would like to see him

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but for now the boy is safe. Fresh rescue teams prepared

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to relieve their exhausted TRANSLATION: We are

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going to take over. The rescue operation

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will continue through the night. We are convinced that we will find

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other people still alive. To find them, they will have

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to dig through tonnes How many more survivors might

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there be underneath all of this? Updates on the website of course.

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For now, James Pearce has all the sport. Yes, lots of football. Two of

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the big teams met at the Etihad Stadium. It finished 2-2, with City

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and Tottenham, and City fans will wonder how the team did not end up

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winning. They dominated and led 2-0 but their opponents find a way back

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into the contest. Home fans were not happy with the referee Andrew

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Marriner had turned down penalty appeals when Raheem Sterling

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appeared to be pushed over when through an goal. We considered view,

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we were not able to win the right positions, the right moments. And of

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course you have to score goals. We created so many chances to score

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goals and if you're not able, against the top teams like

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Tottenham, so again, they shot four times against Everton, two times and

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two goals. Manchester United came from behind to draw 1-1 with Stoke

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City, but it is not the result, it will be the achievement of that man

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there who scored the equaliser that will feature in the stories

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tomorrow, because he has become Manchester United's record

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goal-scorer, claiming his 250th goal for the club. It is a great feeling,

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obviously. A bit of a strange one at the minute, having dropped two

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points, but in the grand scheme of things it is a huge moment, proud

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one, for myself, and something that will live with me for the rest of my

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life. I have the utmost respect for Sir Bobby Charlton, and he

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congratulated me after the game, so he is pleased in some way anyway.

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But it is a great honour for me. I made it clear throughout my career I

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am a team player, but it is important, especially when you

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finish playing, something you can look back at and, you know,

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something for when your kids grow older, they can look at, but today

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it is a proud moment. It was a dreadful result for Jurgen Klopp's

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Liverpool who were beaten 3-2 at home by strugglers Swansea city. Two

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goals from Fernando Alonso put City 2-0 then Roberto Firmino drew the

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hosts level. Kill the Sigurdsson had the decisive one, Swansea off the

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bottom of the table but Liverpool remaining seven points behind

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leaders Chelsea who play Hull City. It as a reaction, but at the moment

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it is not allowed, a big influence, the damage... But in this moment it

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should have, and it has, actually, because it feels really better in

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this moment, and we have to... Yes, of course, we analyse it, like we

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always do. We analyse the games we win so we will do the same with this

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but I can already see around the goals we defended really badly. So

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today it was, you know, the rest was not good enough to win the game.

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Elsewhere Bournemouth drew with Watford, Crystal Palace lost 1-0 to

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Everton, Middlesbrough were beaten 3-1 by West Ham and West Bromwich

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Albion beat Sunderland 2-0, leaving David Moyes's Aslef at the bottom of

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the table. Rafa Nadal had to reach deep to get through these gruelling

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set against the teenager on the sixth day of the Australian open.

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Serena Williams on the other hand was able to save her energy for

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later as she eased into the last 16 beating fellow American Michael

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Gibbs in straight sets. One of the performances of the day came from

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Britain's Juana contact -- Nicola Gibbs. -- to Anaconda. She will now

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play Katarina Makarova in the fourth round. Tyrrell Hatton takes a lead

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into the final round of the Abu Dhabi championship. He is on 13

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under par but faced with an intimidating chasing pack including

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the US Open champion Dustin Johnson. Busy day, but that is all your sport

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for now. Lovely. Thanks very much, James.

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It's been no ordinary match for the Brazilian football club

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You remember the team lost almost all of its players in a plane crash

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Well, today they played their first friendly match,

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against the national champions, Palmeiras.

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Thousands watched as the three surviving members of the team

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were given a heroes' welcome before kick-off.

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This is the very first game of the Chapecoense football club back here

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at the arena, after the accident that killed most members of the team

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in Colombia almost two months ago. They are playing a friendly match

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against Palmeiras, the defending Brazilian champions, and the funds

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raised by this match will go into rebuilding the team and supporting

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the families of the victims. Earlier on we saw a ceremony here with

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relatives of the victims receiving medals from the club in honour of

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those who past, and also alongside the three players who managed to

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survive the crash, they were here and they received the trophy, the

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American cup, and you will remember that was the final they were meant

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to play in Colombia, they were headed to Medellin when their plane

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crashed in the mountains. They did not get to play that match and they

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were awarded the title in tribute to all the victims. Very moving moments

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here at the arena, with the fans showing their support for the new

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team formed by a majority of new players. The stands are packed, the

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city of Chapeco has been really anxious for the moment and is really

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keen to see the team continue its trajectory of success which has been

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a big thing for this city of Chapeco in the South of Brazil for a long

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thin. Thank you. The final scorer there was 2-2. Back to Washington

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now. Returning to Washington now,

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and as Donald Trump was being inaugurated,

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things weren't changing only in Washington or in the Oval Office,

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but on cyber space as well. One by one, pages were

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changed on the White House Users have been pointing out that

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former webpages that hosted White House policies on climate

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change, LGBT rights and civil rights Instead, these sections have been

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replaced with pages on "Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community"

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and "America First Energy And on Twitter, Barack Obama let go

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of the @POTUS handle and archived his Presidential

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tweets at @POTUS44. Donald Trump is keeping his

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@realDonaldTrump handle Following the same pattern,

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Michelle Obama has become @FLOTUS44 and Melania Trump is now @FLOTUS -

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who hasn't tweeted yet. Former White House digital staffer

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Kori Schulman explained in a blog President Obama's WhiteHouse.gov

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will be preserved on the web at ObamaWhiteHouse.gov -

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in a move similar to Bush In the meantime Barack Obama

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has returned to his He says he and Michelle Obama

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will be going on a quick vacation, after which they'll get

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back to work. That is it from the programme. And I

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am on the same old Twitter handle, Geeta guru-Murthy. And you

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can keep up-to-date with all the events and the aftermath of that

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incredible day in American politics, online. Thank you for watching. This

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is BBC Nears. Good evening. It is a cold night out

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there, but a huge amount of variety across the UK this weekend. This

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beautiful

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