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hello. you're watching bbc world news. i'm chris rogers. our top story this hour: turkish police are hunting for the gunman who opened fire on new year revellers in istanbul. cctv footage has emerged of the moment the gunman launched the attack at the reina nightclub that killed 39 people and injured more than 70. welcome to the programme. our other main stories this hour: more than 50 officers injured as over 1000 african migrants make a mass bid to break into the spanish enclave of ceuta. another twist in the south korean corruption scandal as danish police arrest the daughter of president parks's closest friend. i'm sally bundock. in business: free cash if you get a job or not — the finnish government tries paying the unemployed a basic income in a bid to get them back to work. and with india still reeling
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from the decision to scrap the country's most widely used notes, modi announces plans to help those struggling with the move. but first, turkish police are hunting for the gunman who opened fire on revellers celebrating the new year at a nightclub in istanbul. the funerals have been held for some of the thirty—nine people killed. turkish media reported that several of the dead were from arab countries. mark lowen reports from istanbul. the mood was of celebration. one of istanbul's top nightclubs, reina, counting down to 2017. five, four, three, two... they expected a night ofjoy, a fresh start — not this. less than two hours into the new year, a gunman opened fire outside, bullets ricocheting as he shot a policeman and a civilian.
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another camera showed people cowering as the attacker struck before he stormed the club. inside, his killing spree continued — turks and foreigners murdered, others jumping into the freezing bosphorus to escape. dozens more were injured, some critically. the gunman is still at large. witnesses spoke of the horror. translation: i had my back turned. my husband suddenly told me to get on the floor. a man ran inside. two or three people started firing. then there was this fog. i fainted at that moment, until special forces took us out of there. they shot randomly. there were bodies lying on the floor. today, the scene was heavily guarded. too late for the victims of last night's security breach. there's still no word of who was behind it. well, this is as close as we can get to what was one of turkey's most renowned nightclubs, which has become a scene of mass murder. turkey is now worryingly accustomed to these attacks, and as perhaps the most turbulent
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year in its modern history ends, another begins, yet again marked by terror. at the mortuary, they counted up the bodies. those waiting feared the worst. some already knew it. muhammad from iraq told us one of his friends was killed and two others injured. "we'd come here on holiday," he said. "now we are taking my friend's body home." visiting the wounded, the prime minister sounded defiant, but after more than 20 attacks in the past year, killing almost 400, many will see his words as empty. translation: terror cannot intimidate us. we will intimidate terror. we will continue to fight against it. our biggest insurance is to see our people standing in solidarity and supporting our resolve. turkey now faces huge security threats. kurdish militants have bombed soldiers and police in a worsening insurgency, recently targeting a football stadium in istanbul.
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and as turkish forces became more embroiled in syria, so—called islamic state have hit back, attacking istanbul airport, for example. since turkey launched a ground offensive against is and kurdish militias in syria, it is more vulnerable than ever. and so a scene that's becoming almost routine here. today they bid farewell to ayhan arik — a brother, husband, father. after driving tourists to the nightclub, he was gunned down outside. they grieved for him, and for a country they once called safe, as they're left to wonder — what has happened to turkey? mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. in other news: 23 people have died and 17 are still missing after a fire broke out on a tourist ferry in indonesia. passengers jumped into the sea to save themselves as flames
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engulfed the boat that was heading for a holiday island north of the capital, jakarta. officials believe a short circuit in a generator caused the ferry to catch fire. around 200 people were rescued. 35 russian diplomats expelled from the united states by president 0bama have left the country. the plane, carrying all the affected personnel and their families, took off from virginia. mr 0bama ordered the expulsion in response to alleged hacking during the recent presidential election. syrian activists say government forces have again bombarded a rebel—held area north—west of the capital, damascus. government aircraft are reported to have attacked wadi barada. 0pposition groups warned on saturday that they'd abandon the ceasefire brokered by russia and turkey three days ago unless the attacks were halted. more than 50 moroccan and spanish security officers have been injured
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trying to prevent migrants storming a barrier protecting the spanish territory of ceuta in north africa. the enclave is often targeted by sub—saharan africans trying to get into the eu. greg dawson has the latest. this is the moment where their struggle to anti— europe was stopped, at the top of a six metre barbed wire fence facing rows of officers waited to turn them back to morocco. authorities said the attempt to storm this border had been extremely violent, with migrants armed with wire cutters, iron bars and rocks. 0ne bodyguard lost a n iron bars and rocks. 0ne bodyguard lost an eye. it had begun hours earlier when more than 1000 people surprised the moroccan border patrol and ranfor surprised the moroccan border patrol and ran for the fans. this man was one of dozens who made it to the top. when he finally agrees to come down, he is met by its spanish border police. a bottle of water is his only consolation before eventually his quest ends in failure
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and he is ushered back to the moroccan side of the border. each year, hundreds of migrants living illegally in morocco attempt to enter ceuta as they try to reach mainland europe. along with another spanish on clive, it is the eu's only land border with africa. just last month, more than 400 migrants succeeded in bridging ceuta's fence. most were detained in what was the biggest breach of security at the border in nearly a decade. apart from two men treated in a spanish hospitalfor from two men treated in a spanish hospital for their injuries, although the migrants were turned back on this occasion. but their determination for a better life in europe means this failed attempt is unlikely to be the last. and sally is here with the business news. hello. for the latest business headlines, it is a slow day today, because of course it is a brand—new
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year. today, for many countries in the world, it is a bank holiday. many financial markets are closed today. no action yet until tomorrow. but a new scheme is starting in finland. we are focusing on that today. finland becomes the first country in the world to pilot a basic income scheme. 2000 unemployed people in the country will begin receiving 560 euros — that's $585 dollars — every month from the state with no strings attached. the government believes manyjob seekers are put off getting a job because they will lose benefits and therefore be worse off financially. it isa it is a really interesting experiment that many countries are watching, and we will be talking you through how it works and what is at sta ke through how it works and what is at stake ina through how it works and what is at stake in a world business report. in a new year's address to the nation, india's prime minister, narendra modi, has announced several initiatives to help those hardest
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hit by the country's decision to scrap some banknotes. measures include additional incentives for digital transactions as well as financial support forfarmers who have been hit hard by the change. there has been widespread disruption since the prime minister announced in november that current 500 and 1000 rupee notes would no longer be legal. the government scrapped the notes without warning to crack down on undeclared cash known as ‘black money‘ and fake cash. in fact, this black money shadow economy is said to be worth as much as 20% of india's entire gdp. together, the two notes represented 86% of the currency in circulation, and the indian parliament is preparing laws that will make it a criminal offence to hold the old notes from april onwards. you may remember in november when they announced they were initially
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scrapping the notes, there was hardly any notice and it caused absolute chaos and mayhem. we will be live in mumbai with the latest on that. we will have all of the other business stories as well. join me in about 20 minutes. i will have a look at my twitter in a moment as well. about 20 minutes. i will have a look at my twitter in a moment as welllj will see if i canjoin you. whether you like it or not! c, bullying! the influence—peddling scandal surrounding the south korean president, park geun—hye, has taken a new turn with the arrest in denmark of her friend choi soon—sil‘s only child. 20—year—old chung yoo—ra, a medal—winning dressage rider, was detained for staying in denmark illegally. stephen evans reports. the report does contain flash photography. the latest allegation involves chung yoo—ra, he won an equestrian medal in the asian games. police want to
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ask her if she got into university through favouritism. her mother is at the centre of the alleged wider scandal. choi soon—sil was a close friend of the president and is accused of using that friendship to get money and favours from companies. including for her daughter. new year's day, president park spoke to reporters and denied breaking the law. every saturday, there are huge demonstrations. president park has been stripped of power. though she formally remains president. pending a decision by the country's highest court. this alleged scandal permeates public life. it is absolutely everywhere. president park's opponents say it is really about the president being too close to business. the head of a young quyr close to business. the head of a young guy, the president, the head of saint—saens —— hyundai. and that
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decision, perhaps months away, the country has no elected leader in effect —— samsung. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: will the world's scientists come up with desperately—needed antibiotics to fight super bugs in 2017? we'll look at the big global health issues of the year ahead. the most ambitious financial and political change ever attempted has got under way with the introduction of the euro. tomorrow, in holland, we're gonna use money we picked up in belgium today, then we'll be in france, and again it'll be the same money. it has just got to be the way to go. george harrison, the former beatle, is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in his 0xfordshire home. a 33—year—old man from liverpool is being interviewed by police on suspicion of attempted murder. i think it was good.
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just good? no, fantastic. that's better. this is bbc world news. i'm chris rogers. the latest headlines: a huge manhunt continues in turkey for a gunman who opened fire on revellers celebrating the new year at an istanbul nightclub, killing at least 39 people. more than 50 moroccan and spanish security officers have been injured trying to prevent over 1,000 migrants storming a barrier protecting the spanish territory of ceuta, in north africa. 2016 saw the birth of the first three—person baby, a dangerous zika
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epidemic and breakthroughs in a range of deadly diseases. all this week bbc news is focusing on what the big global stories might be in 2017, and today we're focusing on health. hello, i'm the bbc‘s global health correspondent tulip mazumder, and these are the top global health stories to look out for in 2017. it is the biggest health crisis facing the world today. some of the drugs we have taken for granted to help us get over common infections are no longer working, partly because we have over—used them. it means an estimated 700,000 people are dying from infections that are now hard or impossible to treat. the world urgently needs new antibiotics to fight these so—called superbugs. the issue will continue to be high on the international agenda, with the powerful g20 countries due to discuss how best to deal with the crisis in germany injuly. dealing with depression, or the black dog, as it is sometimes called.
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the world health organization will make getting people to talk about their depression and anxiety a top priority in 2017. in some countries, there isn't even a word for those conditions, that is despite them affecting around one in ten people. expect lots of campaigning in countries such as chile, ethiopia and sri lanka, as their governments work to improve access to mental health services, and also in high—income countries, where only half of those suffering with depression are actually getting any treatment. zika is no longer considered a global health emergency. that is what we were told by the world health organization at the end of last year. but the announcement came with a stark warning that zika is here to stay, and it remains a major threat to pregnant women. there are still many unknowns when it comes to zika, but there are high hopes that 2017 will be the year we get some urgently needed answers, and tools to fight the virus. scientists are working hard to come up with a vaccine to protect women of child—bearing age.
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findings are also due to be published into how great the risk of zika actually is to newborn babies, which will help doctors advise mums—to—be. now a look at the sports news. in the english premier league, arsenal are up to third after a 2—0 win over crystal palace at the emirates stadium. a spectacular goal to open the scoring in the first half. there was another in the second half, but all of the post match talk centred on 0livier giroud's opening goal. meanwhile, arsenal's north london rivals tottenham hotspur are into the top four, nowjust a point behind arsenal after they cruised past watford 4—1. mauricio pochettino's side were 3—0 up afterjust 41 minutes. england internationals harry kane and dele alli scored two goals apiece, as spurs scored four goals in consecutive away matches. former tottenham defender
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younus kaboul grabbed a late consolation goal for watford, who have now lost five of their last seven matches in the league. tottenham in great form and they'll be relishing taking on league leaders chelsea at white hart lane on wednesday. two of the biggest table tennis stars in the world tied the knot in taipei, on sunday. japan's ai fukuhara and taiwan's chiang hung—chieh bringing in the new year in the best possible way. chiang proposed to fukuhara after the 2016 rio 0lympics. the couple had initially planned to get married before the end of last year, but chiang said that they delayed the wedding date for a special reason, saying that january 1st can be seen as a completely new beginning for them both. the couple will reportedly also hold a wedding ceremony is japan as well. congratulations to them both. a huge fireworks display has launched hull's year as uk
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city of culture. thousands gathered on the city's waterfront for the display, which organisers claim was bigger than london's new year's eve show. hull hopes to attract more than 1 million extra visitors over the next 12 months. 0ur arts correspondent colin paterson was there. hull, celebrating its year as city of culture with fireworks bigger than those in london last night. to a soundtrack of the city's most famous musical exports. # like the deserts miss the rain # this is made in hull, an audiovisual spectacular across the city centre showing hull's most famous buildings in their best light. it was the first event in a year—long £32 million programme of cultural events. what a fantastic thing for hull. it was brilliant, outstanding, amazing, wonderful. we loved it.
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honestly, you put some money into that, makes london look like noddy, honestly. come on, this is hull, this is hull, turn a little city like hull, sydney, a big massive city, come on, come to hull, come to hull. and it's been a special night for one hull landlady. every weekend linda plays sing—along classics to a pub packed with about 80 people. one of the 2012 organisers spotted her. tonight, she djed to a crowd of 25,000. # sweet caroline # everybody‘s freezing so it takes a while to warm up, but they're from hull and they'll be bouncing. amazing fun, just watching the crowd, they are amazing. it's fabulous, fantastic. the party has well and truly started. the trick for hull is going to be to keep it going all year. hull's aim is for a million extra people to visit in 2017. a city at the end of the road could
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become a destination of choice. colin paterson, bbc news, hull, city of culture. with big then and buckingham palace attracting many people, london is one of the most photographed people in the world. —— big ben. but one local photographer has spent years seeking out the city's lesser—known attractions. peter dazeley takes us on a tour of some of his favourite spots. i'm a photographer and a born and bred london and for the last year i've been working on a project at recording the unusual places in london that people don't know a lot about. this is the liberty ballroom. in 1913 it started out as a picture
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house and began a dance call in the 19505. -- house and began a dance call in the 1950s. —— became. it is a bit like walking back in time. it is such an eclectic mix of styles, with chinese lanterns, french chandeliers, painted ceilings. right, we are here in the wall room, andi right, we are here in the wall room, and i will now reach into the room where churchill planned the strategy for the war. —— lead you into. in those days everybody smoked. winston's cigar is on the desk and everybody had an ashtray. i am sure they were directing through a fog of smoke. this is the room where an array of coloured phones were used to keeping contact with operational conman is. they were all scrambled
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phones, the only the person making the call and hearing the call could understand. 0therwise anybody who capped into it would hear white noise. i love sent bartholomew the great. it was built in 1123 and it's a wonderful piece of history. it is the oldest parish church in london by500 the oldest parish church in london by 500 years and it has been a wonderful survivor, by 500 years and it has been a wonderfulsurvivor, dividing by 500 years and it has been a wonderful survivor, dividing the fire of london, the first world war and the second world war. —— surviving. we are here at the renaissance hotel at st pancras. this is the grand staircase. i don't think of ever seeing a more stunning or amazing
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staircase ever. that's a little bit of my land and i want to encourage everybody to come and discover it for themselves. some amazing places that you don't know about. the owner of a burger restaurant has just won the title of best female chef in asia. may chow has taken hong kong by storm with her chinese—style buns and deep fried dessert sandwiches. she gave the bbc a flavour of what her work is like. for the bao, i would definitely say it's a chinese burger. if you define me, my food is exactly me. am i really chinese, or why do i sound so american, or what is this? and i would explain that the bao is exactly me. like, really authentic chinese, but really authentic — you know, grew up in america, understand, you know, all the cultures within that
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hemisphere, and then putting them together in an honest way. i asked my parents if i could go to cooking school and they were, like, no. because in chinese culture that's almost disrespectful to your family, for them to educate you for so long, and you deciding to be, you know, an artist, musician or... you know, that type of creative path, to them, is insecure. there is definitely that thing where you think, why are they still giving — it's so archaic to give away best female chefs award. why isn't there just a best chef award? and in a sense it's true. but, if you just see it
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from a positive light, it's like, given any platform that allows you to speak to millions of people, that raises the awareness, for women, or even local chefs, to understand that we've come really far in the culinary field in asia. and i think sometimes, when you talk about food and democracy, and people think in the us it's a given. in asia, it's not. we're still fighting for it. and before we go, let's go to hollywood, where pranksters have tampered with the iconic sign and here it iw. -- is. as california enters its first year with marijuana legal for adult recreational use, the letters now spell out ‘hollyweed'. los angeles police say they're investigating what they describe as vandalism. coming up injust a couple of minutes, sally has all the latest business news in world business report. first, a look at the weather where you are. hello.
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a different sort of day today. many of us had rain on new year's day, most of us will see sunshine today. but it is cold. a frosty start for most of us. crisp and sunny. not dry everywhere. wintry showers in the north of scotland primarily. no at lower levels. snow and showers especially over the hills of north—east england, down towards east anglia on that cold breeze. but the west it will be a sunny start for wales. set to be a fine day here. watch out for some slippery surfaces almost anywhere after yesterday's grain. but the risk is greatest where we have the showers, especially the north of scotland, where a snow is down to low levels. settling snow further up. the central belt southwards it should be a dry and sunny start to a mostly dry day. still a couple of showers down the north york areas. getting
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as far south as east anglia. is staying dry. it will be a sunny start to a largely sunny day, but it will be cold and it will never get all that warm, despite a lot of sunshine out there. it will feel cold in the breeze. if anything the showers across the north of scotland will tend to turn back the rain, certainly at lower levels. something milder comes off the atlantic. showers keep going on the north sea coast, on the brisk wind. cold, despite the sunshine. this is the best i can offer you in the early afternoon. 3— five degrees typically in larger towns and cities, before temperatures fall sharply in evening, in the southern half primarily. this is where we have clear skies. turning cold and frosty quickly. further north, if anything temperatures will rise again through the night. milder winds coming off the night. milder winds coming off the atlantic. a fair bit of cloud and rain showers. if you filtering
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into the irish sea as well. watch out for ice first thing on tuesday morning in the southern half in particular. if few for patches. early brightness here, what we will have some cloud filtering in. the biggest cloud in north—western areas. further showers, biggest cloud in north—western areas. furthershowers, especially to the west of scotland. not as cold on tuesday. typically a couple of degrees higher. this is bbc world news. the headlines: turkish police are hunting for the gunman who opened fire on revellers celebrating the new year at a nightclub in istanbul. the majority of the dead were foreigners. funerals have been held for some of the 39 people killed. more than 50 moroccan and spanish security officers have been injured trying to prevent over 1000 migrants storming a barrier protecting the spanish territory of ceuta in north africa. around 100 people made it to the top of the borderfence. there's been another arrest in the unfolding corruption scandal in south korea. the daughter of president park's best friend has been held by danish police and will return to seoul
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to face questioning. a fire that broke out on a tourist ferry in indonesia has left 23 people dead and 17 missing. passengers jumped into the sea as flames engulfed the boat which was heading for a holiday island north of the capital,
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