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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  January 2, 2017 6:30pm-6:46pm GMT

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new pictures of the wanted gunman emerge. he's been on the run since the shootings on new year's eve. the funerals have been held today of some of the victims. most of those who died were foreigners. we'll be live in istanbul with the very latest. also on the programme: a second girl has died after a hit—and—run on new year's eve in oldham. new year, new rail fares. prices rise above inflation again, with the government saying it'll help pay for modernisation. and plans for new garden towns and villages take root across england. good evening. the so—called islamic state group claims one of its followers was behind the new year's eve
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nightclub attack in istanbul, which killed 39 people and wounded scores of others. a number of arrests have been made, but the hunt continues for the gunman who opened fire. officials have now identified all but one of the victims, saying most were foreign nationals. some of their funerals have been taking place today, as mark lowen reports from istanbul. it is slowly sinking in. grief binding together a nation torn apart by terror. they mourned 23—year—old man killed in the attack on the reina nightclub. a student working there for new year's eve, who was simply in the wrong place. at his funeral, his colleague. she took
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refuge from the gunman in the bathroom. i was in the toilet. the electricity went out. and i was like, yes, 0k, electricity went out. and i was like, yes, ok, that's all. and i said my last goodbyes to one of my friends. i was like, 0k, said my last goodbyes to one of my friends. iwas like, 0k, goodbye, that's all, i love you. you thought that's all, i love you. you thought that was the end? yes, that was the end. and i thought because the gun shooting is stopped, and then i was thinking myself, he is going to, i thinking myself, he is going to, i think he's going to explode himself, and we're going to die in the toilets come in the bathroom. including this man, 39 people were killed. and the stories are emerging. this man survived last month's bombing at a football stadium in istanbul, but died in this attack. rita from lebanon told herfriend she was this attack. rita from lebanon told her friend she was worried about coming to istanbul, but had already booked and paid. and mustafi, recently engaged. his fiancee wrote, i lost my other half, my partner, my
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love. the attack tookjust i lost my other half, my partner, my love. the attack took just seven minutes. after shooting his way into the nightclub, the gunman sprayed 180 bullets. he is still on the run. his pictures now released. the islamic state group said they were behind it, in revenge for turkey's attacks in syria. most of the dead and injured were tourists. this man from lebanon was shot, but had an incredibly lucky escape. the first bullet came from here. it passed from here, and the explosion, something explosion, and it passed by here. and it come here, but the passport, the lebanese passport, save me, save passport, the lebanese passport, save me, save my passport, the lebanese passport, save me, save my heart. perched on the bosporus, reina had a prime location, and attack giving him time exposure. from here, you can see how high profile and luxury is the
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target was. reina was a symbol of the high life side of a stumble, an element of the city that many turks and foreigners cherish, but now the is under threat —— the highlight of istanbul. it is now an urgent race to catch the man who destroyed so lives. and to try to reassure a nation that fears it can't escape from terror. mark, some arrests have been made, but the gunman is still on the loose. what's the latest in the investigation? police have now detained eight people in connection with the attack here. and they say that with forensic evidence and with a basic description of the attacker, they believe they are close to identifying him. as for the claim of responsibility by so—called islamic state, that is highly unusual here. the group has never claimed any of the half a dozen or so attacks that the half a dozen or so attacks that the turkish authorities believe they
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carried out here in turkey over the past year. so why the change of tactic was mike possibly because the head of is has publicly urged his followers to attack turkey, the acts are now in a sense officially sanctioned. as one security source told me, as the group by begins to lose territory in iraq and syria, it is consolidating its cells here, carrying out more attacks and plotting attacks here that could be carried out elsewhere, there for exporting terror from turkey to the west. thank you, mark lowen in istanbul. and the so—called islamic state group has also claimed responsibility for a suicide car—bomb attack in iraq in which 35 people died. it happened at an outdoor market in the shi'ite neighbourhood of sadr city in baghdad, the second major attack in the iraqi capital in three days. here, a girl injured in a fatal hit—and—run in oldham on new year's eve has died. zaneta krokova, who was 11, had been in a critical condition in hospital. her 12—year—old cousin, helina kotlarova, died at the scene on saturday night.
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peter harris has more. at the scene, tributes continue to build. this is now a shrine to two young girls. 11—year—old zaneta krokova lost her fight for life this morning. her 12—year—old cousin, helina kotlarova, died soon after being struck by the car on new year's eve. respects were being paid by classmates and teachers. very popular, they had a lot of friends. well—known. very outgoing. from all at academy oldham, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. the police believe the girls were struck by a peugeot 807 car here which failed to stop. it was later found abandoned nearby. officers say information provided by the local community has proved vital in moving this investigation forward. officers released images
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of the car, and are trying to trace its movements. they also want to trace the driver of a white citroen citroen dispatch seen in the area, who they believe might be able to help. four men are tonight being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. peter harris, bbc news. rail fares have gone up today, with campaigners calling the 2.3% increase in england, scotland and wales a "kick in the teeth." the government says the rise is below average wage increases, and the money is needed to pay for the modernisation of the network. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. if you have to pay out thousands of pounds for a rail season ticket, your new year has not very started well. with the exception of northern ireland, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive from today.
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season tickets, which are set by the government, go up by 1.9%. still considerably more than inflation at the moment. even allowing for inflation, fares have risen by a quarter over the last 22 years. people aren't getting paid more money. i don't think the train workers are getting paid more money. so where is the money going's i think it is a disgrace, particularly as the railways are not that efficient. where is the money going's the rises will sting commuters, who have had to put up with strikes and punctuality problems, insufficient seating and the impact of the weather. but the government says it is on an unprecedented modernising programme. around the rails at work, there is a lot happening. billions of pounds are being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase,
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but costs rise and pay rises. fares are rising less faster than wages, so that is a step in the right direction. but passenger groups say that new investment should not mean higher fa res. there is a huge amount coming in from the passengers, about £9 billion that year. that should buy improvements without the need for price rises. there should be more efficiencies. that's how normal industries work. while passengers may baulk, the wider public may welcome the increases, because 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 totalfreeze in railfares, which they say has become disconnected from the service that they get. police investigating the murder of a man, who died in an arson attack on a house in millguy near glasgow, have named him as cameron logan, who was 23. his body was found
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yesterday morning. his girlfriend was also seriously injured in the blaze, and is in a critical condition in hospital. a couple who went missing while walking in the cairngorms, have been found by rescuers. the man and woman in their 50s failed to return following a day's hike. they'd been forced to spend the night in freezing conditions on the mountains, after bad weather closed in. rescuers say the bivvy bag they used for shelter probably saved their lives. one 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. the leader of unite, len mccluskey, says mr corbyn should be given time to prove himself, and he wouldn't try to ‘cling on‘ to power. here's our political correspondent ben wright. he is one ofjeremy corbyn‘s most important, powerful backers and len mccluskey is hoping to be re—elected
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unite's general secretary in april. but today he suggested the labour leader has a sell by date and he was blunt about the party's popularity. he said: len mccluskey later tweeted that jeremy corbyn still had his full support. jeremy corbyn was re—elected in september, but many of his mps remain in despair at the pa rty‘s his mps remain in despair at the party's performance his mps remain in despair at the pa rty‘s performance and his mps remain in despair at the party's performance and the tussle within the unite union reflects arguments in labour about the pa rty‘s arguments in labour about the party's competence arguments in labour about the pa rty‘s competence and arguments in labour about the party's competence and where the party's competence and where the party should stand. we have to
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refocus. campaigning against len mccluskey is gerard coin. not playing westminster power politics... he said union members brexit to mean an end to migration. the control of borders is important this them. it was one of key issues as to why they voted exit. they would feel very betrayed if that promise was not now delivered upon. len mccluskey also said labour must get it right on immigration. the contest for unite's future will have a bearing on jeremy contest for unite's future will have a bearing onjeremy corbyn too. around 60 inmates have been killed in a prison riot in brazil. the fighting broke out between rival drug gangs at the jail in manaus in the north of the country, and by the time time the authorities had regained control, dozens were dead. this report from our south america correspondent wyre davies contains some flashing images. local television showed women and
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family members crying, screaming outside the jail as the riot broke outside the jail as the riot broke out during visiting hours on new yea r‘s out during visiting hours on new year's day. the violence at the largest jail year's day. the violence at the largestjail in year's day. the violence at the largest jail in manaus year's day. the violence at the largestjail in manaus involved rival gangs attacking each other with weapons smuggled into the prison. there were reports of rival gang members being tortured and even being decapitated. many of brazil's jails are in effect run by criminal gangs with the prison authorities y unwilling or unable to counter act the power of the criminal bosses. as night fell, reports emerged that the violence being committed inside. translation: my son is an inmate and
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the police won't care about him. i wa nt to the police won't care about him. i want to know how my son's is. this isa want to know how my son's is. this is a bullet. a local security official said the death toll could be as high as 60. translation: there we re be as high as 60. translation: there were deaths unfortunately, we have some outside the prison who were thrown from the prison by the inmates. there have been escapes. we don't know how many. we are already looking for the escaped people. riots and gang—related violence are common in brazil. some sort of order has been restored, but this was more proof that brazil's broken prison system is in desperate need of reform. the government has announced plans to build 17 new so called ‘garden‘ towns and villages across england, to ease the housing shortage. the locations from cumbria to cornwall, are part of a scheme to build an extra 200,000 new homes, as daniela relph reports. the new developments will come in
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different shapes and sizes. this one will be in stratford on ah van. another site in surrey, is a prime commuter location. the government wa nts commuter location. the government wants them to be new garden villages, filled with affordable housing and new facilities. many of the locations announced are close to bigger established founds. but the government wants the garden villages to be distinct places, where their own communities. to some, the plans confirmed today will sound familiar.

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