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so—called islamic state claims responsibility for the turkish nightclub attack that left 39 people dead. funerals for some of the 11 turks among the dead take place as the hunt for the gunman continues. a second girl dies following a hit and run in oldham on new year's eve. new year, new railfares — prices rise above inflation again. the government says it's to pay for modernisation. and a union boss sasteremy corbyn could step down as labour leader if his poll ratings don't improve by the next election. good afternoon. the so—called islamic state group says one of its militants was behind
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the new year's eve nightclub attack in istanbul in which 39 people are known to have died. the authorities are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who escaped after opening fire on party—goers. officials have now identified all but one of the victims and they say nearly two thirds of them were foreign nationals. funerals for some of those killed are being held today. from istanbul, our correspondent selin gerit reports. this is the gunman that has sent shock waves across the country. he is still at large, but now his motives could be clearer. the so—called islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack. in a statement, they said the shooting was carried out by a soldier in revenge for the turkish‘s governments strikes on islamic state in syria. eight people have been detained, but the gunman is not thought to be among them. in the
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area, some more funerals were held today. 29 of the victims are farne national —— foreign nationals. a 29—year—old actor from lebanon was among those shot. we heard something... like a gun. shooting. after three or four seconds, we heard something like that. we slip on the floor. and he come. the man. and when we are slipping, he is on us. and when we are slipping, he is on us. security is still tight in istanbul. life is farfrom normal yet. this place used to be one of the most popular nightclubs in istanbul. now it is forever to be
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haunted. the gunman came by the doors and shot two people before rushing in. he fired up to 180 bullets, turning the venue into the scene of a massier. now people are —— massacre and 110w scene of a massier. now people are —— massacre and now people are concerned about what might follow next. the hope is this might be the last time this national grieves for innocent lives lost. a second girl hit in a fatal hit—and—run collision in oldham on new year's eve has died. 11—year—old zaneta krokova died in hospital earlier this morning as a result of her injuries. her 12—year—old cousin helina kotlarova died at the scene on saturday night. 0ur correspondent peter harris is in oldham for us now. the police confirmed that news in last half hour about the death of second girl, zaneta krokova was 11.
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she had been crossing this road in 0ldham on new year's eve with her cousin. that was helina kotlarova, she was 12. she died shortly after from her injuries. her cousin has beenin from her injuries. her cousin has been ina from her injuries. her cousin has been in a critical condition in hospital since. there are tributes here in memory of the two girls. as for the investigation, initially, they were look fog for a vw golf. now they have said they believe the girls had been struck by a different carand girls had been struck by a different car and that is a peugeot 807. that was found abandoned and the police have recovered the vehicle and are asking information about the car to trace its movements. this remains an ongoing investigation and police have confirmed they're continuing to question four men and they're being
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held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. thank you. campaigners are calling the latest hike in railway fares ‘a kick in the teeth' for passengers. tickets in england, wales, and scotland will go up by an average of 2.3%, from today. but the government's defended the hike, as our business correspondentjoe lynam reports. if you have to pay out thousands for a season ticket, your new year has not started well. with the exception of northern ireland, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive. season tickets go up by 1.9%. still considerably more than inflation. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen by a quarter over the last 22 years. it is a disgrace, particularly as the reims respect efficient. in terms of increase, thatis efficient. in terms of increase, that is fair. it has to be paid. if
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that is fair. it has to be paid. if that includes paying for our wages and people earn more. the rises will sting commuters, who have had to put up sting commuters, who have had to put up with strikes and punctuality problems and insufficient seating and the impact of the weather. there isa and the impact of the weather. there is a lot happening. billions are being spent. nobody wants to see a fa re being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase, but costs rise and pay rises. there is a huge amount coming in from the passenger, about £9 billion that year. that should buy improvements without price rises. there should be more efficiencies. the investment is great, but do the prices have to go up great, but do the prices have to go up every year? the wider public may welcome the increases, because
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taxpayers are shouldering less of the cost of running the railways than they were. it means that commuters are shouldering more. and campaigners are calling for a total freeze in rail fares. campaigners are calling for a total freeze in railfares. which they say has become disconnected from the service that they get. the government's given the go—ahead to the first wave of so—called garden villages in england. the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes, from cornwall, to carlisle. our correspondent daniela relph is in longcross in surrey, one of the proposed locations. what are garden villages and how will the scheme work? well, in the next couple of years this area in surrey will be transformed into one of these 1a garden villages. a guarden garden village would have new homes and improved transport
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links. the locations announced today are across england from cumbria to derbyshire and stratford on avon. and down into devon and cornwall. the idea is they would create distinct communities. so they would not just be extensions distinct communities. so they would notjust be extensions of what already exists. and they would have access to around £6 million of government money over the next two yea rs. government money over the next two years. the labour party and some of those who have looked at the housing problems are wary of getting too excited about this project. they say if delivered it will provide new housing, but it isn't enough. thank you. the islamic state group has also claimed responsibility for a suicide car—bomb attack in iraq in which 35 people were killed. the suicide bomber struck at an outdoor fruit and veg market in the sadr city part of baghdad — a shi'ite neighbourhood. it's the second major attack in baghdad in three days. a search is underway
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in the cairngorms for a couple who've gone missing with their dog in what rescue teams say are arctic conditions. the couple have now been found after going missing. rescuers say they spent the night on the hills in freezing weather. their condition isn't yet known. 0ne ofjeremy corbyn‘s closest allies has suggested the labour leader could step down if the party's fortunes don't improve within the next two years. len mccluskey said mr corbyn should be given time to prove himself, but that he wouldn't try to ‘cling on‘ to power. 0ur political correspondent chris masonjoins me. these are surprising comments from len mccluskey. yes he is a towering figure in the labour movement and an early advocate ofjeremy corbyn running to be labour leader and staying on as leader. so yes, they are surprising. 0ne staying on as leader. so yes, they are surprising. one of his biggest supporters is saying jeremy corbyn might have a sell by date and he
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told the daily mirror in the opinion polls are still off in 2019, everybody would examine that situation, including jeremy corbyn. he said jeremy corbyn was not an ego maniac that would cling to power for power‘s sake. there is an important context here. there is a leadership race within the unite union and the big critic and opponent that mr mccluskey faces, gerard coin said mr mccluskey faces, gerard coin said mr mccluskey is obsessed with westminster. mr coin said he is astonished at this ultimatum and said mr mccluskey seems to be labour's puppet master. thank you. the uk is a major player in one of the fastest growing industries — video games. with pioneering firms in everything from virtual reality to mobile games, there are big hopes that 2017 will see further expansion
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and jobs in the sector. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has been spending time with one of our biggest independent games firms. he was finding out what went into creating a character in a game and ended up playing a part himself. look straight ahead, straight at this postcard, what we are going to do is get you to do a range of emotions. grrr! in the studio in oxford, i'm preparing for a role in a world war two blockbuster. not a movie, but a video game. oh my leg. so this is the first stage in making me a character in the game and now i'm going to have to pull a lot of funny faces. so wrinkled, screwed up face. it's going to take many weeks but eventually i will be a character, a goodie i hope, in sniper elite 4. in 2017, this will be a major release from rebellion — one of britain's biggest independent games firms.
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when we first visit back in september they have a lot on their plate, including crucially a game for the sony vr launch. a big investment with a lot hanging on it. when they embarked on this project back 18 months ago, there was a great deal more scepticism about how successful vr was likely to be. so it was a punt — or i should say a smart gamble. these guys and girls here play games professionally from morning until night. it is a quarter of a century since jason kingsley and his brother started rebellion. when my brother and i started rebellion, we were always being talked about as if we were wiz—kids. but we are not any more. we are not kids. so we are grown adults with a quite a big corporation behind us and we make entertainment that sells across the world. i mean, china, consumers in china buy our games, consumers in brazil, all these emerging markets are exciting for us. roughly 200 people work here from across europe. but one thing strikes me. i can't help noticing a lot
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of men, very few women. is it getting any easier for women to get into the games industry? yes, i would say so. me growing up, i would not have even dreamt about getting into games, but for the last ten years it seems like the doors have been more open. especially for women. two months later, we returned to rebellion to find out what they have done with my face. i suppose it is a good likeness. what happens next? we will take this high resolution model and we will put it into the game and we will see what you look like in that. 0k. so i'm a goodie, am i? yes, you are currently the hero of the sniper elite series. i have been transformed into an all action soldier. in in the world of video games, anything is possible! that's all from us this lunchtime. the next news on bbc1 is at 6.30 this evening. now it's time for the news where you are. good afternoon, now a look
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at the day's sports news with me, jessica creighton. richard cockerill has been sacked from his position as director of rugby at leicester tigers. cockerill has been on the coaching staff for over a decade, but tigers have struggled to contest major trophies in recent years, and currently sit fifth in the premiership table. the 46—year—old said he still believed he was the right person to lead the team but respected the board's decision. leicester tigers are the manchester united of rugby in england, they are expected to win trophies, the crowd expects the very best from leicester tigers. this is one of the biggest rugby managerial sackings that has taken place over the past 5—10 years 01’ so. where they go next is interesting, because they have a man in aaron mauger, who is the head coach, he will now be the interim director of rugby, i suppose. whether they need someone overseeing
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issues, there are a number of names in the frame, you can never look past stuart lancaster, doing a brilliantjob with leinster, but perhaps wants to come back to english rugby. jake white, the former south africa coach, he is a free agent come the summer. so it is up in the air at the moment, the first of the day's six premier league matches is under way. champions leicester are in middlesbrough, that match kicked off at half 12. they are coming up to half time, still 0—0. elsewhere today, fresh from five wins on the bounce, manchester united make the trip to west ham. but before that, jurgen klopp's liverpool side could trim the gap on leaders chelsea to three points if they can beat sunderland at the stadium of light. and klopp says he's not giving away any team news. we played already with those two together, it is an opportunity already, but actually i do not want to give david moyes any information about our line—up! bournemouth striker benik afobe
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has pulled out of the africa cup of nations, with the dr congo releasing a statement simply saying that "afobe has forfeited from the tournament". afobe has scored twice in his last three games for bournemouth, and there have been reports that he has decided to stay in the premier league to keep his place in the starting line—up. were dr congo to take the matter to fifa, he could be banned from playing for the duration of the three—week event. former chelsea forward 0scar has arrived in china to a hero's welcome, following his £60 million move to shanghai. there was plenty of flash photography to greet him. 0scar arrived at the airport and was cheered by fans, who took pictures, chanted, and gave him plenty of flowers as a welcome gift. it's reported the brazilian will earn £a00,000 a week playing for shanghai sipg in the chinese super league. in the hopman cup in australia, britain's dan evans was beaten by roger federer. the 17—time grand slam champion made a winning return,
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having not played since wimbledon in july. the 35—year—old took the first set 6—3 and the second 6—4 in perth, despite missing six months of action. the evans and federer return later to feature in mixed doubles. heather watson lost her opening match 7—5, 3—6, 6—2. plenty of british players in action around the world today. johanna konta is through to round two of the shenzhen 0pen after beating turkey's cagla buyukakcay in straight sets. the british number one won 6—2, 6—0 in china in what was her first match since her split with former coach esteban carril last month. konta starts the year ranked number ten in the world. and a good start for british number two kyle edmund at the brisbane international too.
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he's through to the second round after a straight—sets win over ernesto escobedo. that's all the sport for now. more known those stories on the bbc sport website, as always. i will have more for you in the next hour. thank you, jess. rail ticket price increases, introduced from today, have been described by public transport campaigners as a kick in the teeth. the government says the average rise of 2.3% will help deliver a modernisation programme. earlier, i spoke to lianna etkind from the campaign for better transport, who believes rail users are being unfairly penalised. passengers will feel angry that after a year when many people have suffered a substandard service, delays, hours of waiting, yet again they're going to be hit by rail fares and in some areas up to a third on some routes. i think the government really needs to take action, because at the moment
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many people have had years of stagnant wages and rail fares going up in another way of life getting harder. that's it, some people are going to be hit harder than others. some people don't feel much difference. all railfares are going up, although we are glad that the regulated fares are being capped at 1.9%. people who are going to be particularly badly hit are part—time commuters. more these days people are choosing to work one or two days from home or to work three days a week, and at the moment there are no fare discounts for part—time commuters. we would like to see the government follow what so many other european countries are doing and introduce part—time rail discounts, that would ease overcrowding for other passengers also, and make sure that people don't have to buy a five—day season ticket that they only use four days a week. the government would say that the money is going towards a modernisation
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of the railways and that by doing this it's the passenger who bears more of the cost rather than the taxpayer, isn't that fair? there is certainly a need for investment. there have been decades of underinvestment in the railways and now we have the oldest rolling stock there has ever been, people in some parts of the country are having to use old uncomfortable trains. i don't think it's inevitable that passengers should have to shoulder such a burden. in london, in northern ireland, fares have been frozen, and i think that rail travel benefits everybody, it keeps the roads clearer for people who have to drive, it improves air quality and combats climate change, there is every reason the government should be making rail travel as attractive and affordable as possible. what would be a more equitable way of doing this? if you accept the rolling stock needs changed, what would be a fair way of doing it? first of all, we would like to see part—time season tickets. we would like to see all fares regulated. it shouldn'tjust be the peak—time commuter fares which have a ceiling. walk—on fares too should be capped.
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we would like to see the government use rpi and not cpi when they're regulating. a different measure of inflation? a fairer measure, inflation which is used in so many other parts of life and would reflect better the costs of living. in just over a fortnight, the eyes of the world will be on washington, as donald trump is sworn in as us president. so what will life be like living in the us under a trump presidency? 0ur correspondent nick bryant has travelled to atlantic city, where the president—elect has made a number of investments, to gauge what people think the year ahead holds for american politics. donald trump promised to make atlantic city great again and in the 1980s opened a string of casinos to make it an east coast rival to las vegas. the trump taj mahal, he boasted, would become the eighth
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wonder of the world. but it's decay, rather than decadence, that greets you now. we are at the centre of the trump taj mahal... local guide levi fox runs a trump tour, telling the story of how the billionaire's companies went into bankruptcy here four times. he didn't ever achieve his promises, and it makes me wonder whether he can achieve that for america, although at this point we all hope that he can. his old casino empire was opened with vintage champagne and vintage trump showmanship — he took michaeljackson on a guided tour. but the city never did come to rival las vegas, and he got out of town seven years ago. since then, he's taken action to have his name removed from his old casinos, fearing perhaps they'd be seen as monuments of failure. i think he was one of the causes of atlantic city being the way it is today. from his boardwalk buggy,
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freddie isaac watched his rise and fall. well, in the beginning, he was doing good, and then later on, well, put it like this, if you have four casinos in atlantic city and now you have none, what does that tell you? when he says he can make america great again? i don't think so. things have gotten so bad here that the state of newjersey took over the city to save it from bankruptcy. even the pawn shops aren't doing much business because people here have little left to pawn. inside, we met a building contractor, tony mcmahon. trump's years in atlantic city, he says, offer proof that all that glistens isn't gold. trump used to run this city, i used to watch him not pay his bills and screw everybody over, pay pennies on the dollar and take them to court, and i understand that's the businessman aspect of it. but you're screwing the little man. two years ago, we interviewed donald trump about atlantic city, and he blamed its decline on local politicians and the fact that he left town.
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i decided years ago to get out, and it was a good decision, but it's also a decision, very interestingly, it coincides with when atlantic city started going down. but i still have a warm spot in my heart for atlantic city, because i did great there for a long time. but does atlantic city still have a warm spot for him? the verdict was delivered on election day, where here they voted for hillary clinton. nick bryant, bbc news, newjersey. stephanie inglis was given just a 1% chance of survival when she was in a motorbike accident last year. now thejudo star says she's hoping to win one more medal. the crash in vietnam left her in a coma, but people all over the world raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to get her back home. lorna gordon went to meet her. 0ne, so keep the chest out for your spine, two. back in the gym and working her way back to good health.
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nice long strides, just focusing on the bannister. last summer, stephanie inglis was in a coma with a serious brain injury. go for eight, 0k? her training to become an elite athlete, she says, made a real difference to the speed of her recovery. the doctors told me if it wasn't for the fact i was so physically strong and fit before, my recovery probably would not have been so good. it is because of my background that's helped boost my recovery on so quickly. stephanie had been in vietnam teaching english when she was injured travelling on a motorbike taxi. she remembers teaching her class, but little else of that day and nothing from the weeks after. now it's about looking ahead. i don't want to let myself get down. i have not cried since finding out about the accident. i think that's a waste of my time. if i spend time feeling down or sorry for myself, it could be easy for me to do that, but it will not help with my progression and could set me back, so i tend not to dwell on it. silver medal, stephanie inglis!
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years of training led stephanie to a place on the podium at the last commonwealth games. that drive and determination is still evident. what did ancient civilisations believe about the sun? there was a god that passed through the heavens each day. her sister stacey helping her with exercises that are part of her rehabilitation. she's doing her speech and language and sometimes gets work to do, so she gets me to give her a wee hand. it is good to be part of that and help her. is she a hard taskmaster? she can be at times. that's good. i do need help. it's good to get her to do it. with this support from her friends and family, stephanie has one ambition firmly in mind. my long—term goal is to get back into the sport and to compete in the next commonwealth games judo is in, which is in the 2022 games. i do think if i get selected for team scotland, i am capable of winning another medal. her family, though, grandfather, mother and father, just grateful their daughter
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is alive. and thankful for the donations from strangers of more than £300,000 towards stephanie's life—saving treatment abroad. i can't thank them enough. she is here, she's a miracle. it is thanks to everybody who donated to her and brought home. for us, it's a delight to go into another year with stephanie with us. as a whole family, it is absolutely a delight. with the new year comes another big operation. stephanie is hopeful she will soon be fit enough to move back to herflat and start a job. in surviving this accident, the 28—year—old defied the odds and is aiming high for the future. lorna gordon, bbc news, inverness. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather now with darren bett. after a frosty start in england and
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wales, a bright, crisp winter day, showers and north sea coasts, primarily in norfolk. more cloud coming into northern ireland, central and northern scotland, where there will be a few showers, mostly light, mostly rain, temperatures slow to rise after that cold start, falling quickly as we head into the evening. more cloud coming from the north—west, bringing with it a few showers. ahead of it, with clear skies, icy conditions, particularly across southern areas, where we will get quite a frost around, minus five 01’ so. get quite a frost around, minus five or so. lifting in northern england, milder in scotland and northern ireland. 0utbrea ks of milder in scotland and northern ireland. outbreaks of rain in northern and western parts of scotla nd northern and western parts of scotland on tuesday, more showers blowing over the irish sea into north—west england and wales, more cloud generally than we have seen today. some sunshine in the south, emmrich is about seven or eight celsius. —— temperatures. hello. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 1.30. greater manchester police say a second victim of a hit—and—run in oldham has died. helina kotlarova was killed on new year's eve. her 11—year—old cousin, zaneta krokova, had been taken to hospital in a critical condition, but has now died. five men have been arrested. anti—terror police in turkey say they've arrested eight suspects in connection with the new year's attack on a nightclub in istanbul, which left thirty—nine people dead. rail passengers are facing higher fares across the uk as average price
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