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More travel to Washington on march day than inauguration

Protesters in Washington may outnumber the number of inauguration attendees.

Transport officials in Washington DC said more people are likely to be on the National Mall for the Women's March than were at President Donald Trump's inauguration.

As of 11am on Saturday, 275,000 people had taken trips on the city's subway system.

On Inauguration Day, 193,000 trips had been taken as of that time, and the rail system opened an hour earlier that day, at 4 am.

A video shared on social media showed hundreds of people cheering as they arrived at the Metro station.

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It was eight times more passengers than a normal Saturday and 42% more travellers than on Friday.

In addition, some 1,800 buses were registered to park in the city.

Greyhound reported adding more buses from New York and a commuter rail system in Washington added five times its normal capacity to help deal with the crowds.

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Trump tweets he is 'honoured to serve American people'

President Donald Trump has tweeted that he is honoured to be the 45th President of the United States, on his first day in office.

All flights to UK from Gambia suspended

A beach in Gambia's capital Banjul Credit: AP

Flights to the UK from the crisis-stricken Gambia have been suspended by British tour operators, the Foreign Office said.

Holidaymakers were forced to leave the coastal African country this week as it teetered on the brink of military conflict following post-election unrest.

Unseated president Yaha Jammeh is expected to leave for Guinea, after previously risking intervention from neighbouring states when he refused to hand over power to his successor, Adama Barrow.

Around 1,000 sun-seekers on Thomas Cook packages were ordered to leave after the Foreign Office issued an alert late on Tuesday.

All package holiday tourists have now returned to the UK but some passengers who travelled independently could remain, Thomas Cook said.

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Trump and family attend multi-faith prayer service

Donald and Melania Trump stand with Mike and Karen Pence Credit: APTN

Donald Trump has opened his first full day in office by attending a multi-faith prayer service.

The President arrived with Melania and sat next to Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen at the Washington National Cathedral.

Prayers are being led by representatives of multiple faiths including various forms of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Later today, Mr Trump is expected to visit the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia - an agency he criticised after it concluded Russia was involved in hacking emails to interfere in the presidential election.

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London Mayor joins thousands on anti-Trump protest

London's mayor Sadiq Khan has joined tens of thousands of people marching through the streets of the capital to support women's rights.

Trafalgar Square is packed with protesters rallying against the election of Donald Trump.

Trump starts making his mark as president

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot

Less than 24 hours after taking office President Trump has begun dismantling one of the flagship policies of his predecessor.

He's signed an executive order limiting so-called Obamacare - the law which provides cheap medical care for workers.

But first, he danced the night away at three celebration balls in Washington.

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