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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00 — new photos of the gunman who attacked a nightclub in istanbul are released as the so—called islamic state says one of its followers carried out the shootings. the funerals have been held today of some of the victims. most of those who died were foreigners. a second girl has died after a hit—and—run in oldham on new year's eve. new year, new rail fares. prices rise by an average of 2.3%, with the government saying it's to pay for modernisation. also — taking root. the first wave of garden villages in england are given the go—ahead. ministers say the aim is to create tens of thousands of new homes, from cornwall to carlisle. and we'll take a look at tomorrow's front pages including the daily telegraph which leads with a warning that children are eating three cubes of sugar at breakfast.
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good evening and welcome to bbc news. the so—called islamic state group claims one of its followers was behind the new year's eve 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 pulled apart
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by terror. they mourned 23—year—old yunus gormek, 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 refuge from the gunman in the bathroom. i was in the toilet. the electricity went out. and i was like, yes, ok, that's all. and i said my last goodbyes to one of my friends. telling, 0k, goodbye, that's all, i love you. you thought that was the end? yes, that was the end. and i thought because the gun shootings stopped, and then i was thinking myself, he is going to, i think he's going to explode himself, and we're going to die in the toilets, in the bathroom. including yunus, 39 people were killed.
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and the stories are emerging. fatih cakmak, who survived last month's bombing at a football stadium in istanbul, but died in this attack. rita sami from lebanon, who told her friend she was worried about coming to istanbul, but had already booked and paid. and mustafa seymen, recently engaged. his fiancee wrote: 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. francois from lebanon was shot, but had an incredibly lucky escape. the first bullet
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came from here. it passed from here, and the explosion, something explosion, and it passed by here. and it come here, but the passport, lebanese passport, save me, save my heart. perched on the bosporus, reina had a prime location, an attack giving him prime exposure. from here, you can see how high—profile, how luxurious the target was. reina was a symbol of the high—life side of istanbul, where alcohol flowed and parties ran late. it's an element of the city that many turks and foreigners cherish, but they now fear is under threat. it's now an urgent race to catch the man who destroyed so many lives. it can't escape from terror. the so—called islamic state group, has also claimed responsibility for a series of bomb attacks in iraq.
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in one incident, 35 people died when a suicide bomber detonated a device at an outdoor market in the shi'ite neighbourhood of sadr city in baghdad. a british soldier has died, while serving in iraq. the ministry of defence says it happened in taji, 17 miles north of baghdad, and isn't the result of enemy activity. 0ur correspondent simonjones is at the ministry of defence. there are currently 650 british soldiers in iraq but not in a combo role. their task is to train members of the iraqi defence forces in the fight against so—called islamic state. there is a training campjust north of baghdad and we know that iraqis are being trained with how to deal with the proposed explosive devices and basic weapons handling by their british counterparts. the ministry of defence denied is not saying a lot about how the soldier
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died. he was a member of the second battalion duke of lancaster regiment but they are stressing it is not the result of enemy activity. the family of the soldier has been informed but they have asked for a period of grace before the name is released. 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. peter harris reports at the scene, tributes continue to build. this 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 0asis academy, 0ldham, our thoughts and prayers
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are with the family throughout this sad time. 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. 0fficers released images of the car, and are trying to trace its movements. they also want to trace the driver of a white 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. the first 1a areas in england to be selected for so—called "garden villages" have been announced, in a bid to create tens of thousands of new homes. three, larger, garden towns have also been approved — for buckinghamshire, somerset
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and the essex—hertfordshire border. the new villages must include green spaces and good transport links. the government says that the plans will help provide vital homes. but rural campaigners have warned there is still strong opposition to some of the projects. taunton is one of the three locations to become one of the large scale ‘garden towns‘. from there, dickon hooper reports. somerset‘s county town of taunton is 110w somerset‘s county town of taunton is now an official garden town which means it has unlocked £350,000 to push forward sustainable development. the idea of this pot of money is to enable better advice, better consultation, access to other pots of money and other funds so that the housing developments that we bring forward become far more sustainable, far more pleasant places to live. the plan is to build
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new distinct with 8000 new homes. alongside, crucially, good transport, green spaces and local facilities. we have three and a half thousand people in taunton on the waiting list for starters. people who want to live here work is so infrastructure is important to us. we have the railway, motorway, employment sites were trying to develop. it is notjust about housing it is about the town itself and place making. we are proud of oui’ and place making. we are proud of our town and we would like to improve it. the residents we spoke to agreed it can notjust be about housebuilding. hospital, school, etc. the roads. you know... you need that as well as houses? yes. my family had a struggle to get into a school down the road from us but they are building houses. we need
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schools. too many developments. not in my backyard. if everybody said that, we would never have any houses. i don't care. this will unlock funding for taunton and tension will soon pass to the town centre. next on the list for development. earlier i spoke to grant shapps, the local mp for welwyn garden city one of the britain's first garden cities and a former housing minister in david cameron's government. what we have to do and i regret not doing more of it when i was housing minister is think how we're going to produce another1 million or 2 million homes but on a much larger scale and notjust confining it to the south—east but looking at part of the country which need greater populations. and would benefit from and want to have the additional housing. what we're talking about here is building an entity, a town, a village.
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there is so much more that will be needed. how do you or how should the government be thinking about this and approaching it to ensure that they don't become enormous housing estates? yeah, i mean, look, you're absolutely right. i represent welwyn garden city and it's the second, no disrespect to letchworth, but that was the experiment and i jokingly say welwyn garden city was the one that got it right, but it's a fantastic experiment because you get this mix of working and playing all within the same town. you get it right and it absolutely works. what has happened far too much including during the time when i was housing minister is that you get these estates that are boxlike houses, very little heart to the centre of the community, no real thought to the way that community is going to interact and itjust becomes a soulless place to live. what we should be doing instead is learning from, there are only two real garden cities, letchworth and welwyn garden city and other things
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like hampstead garden suburb, we should learn from those type of experiment and then build on them for the 21st—century. that was grant shapps. shaun spiers — the chief executive of the campaign to protect rural england welcomed the governments proposals of building the infrastructure of these garden villages. if what the government are saying is, let's try to build communities, that get the infrastructure in place and the schools in place, let's not just plonk housing estates down with all the community tension and extra commuting that goes on at the moment, if they are genuine about proper placemaking, that is a welcome. so you would agree with the idea of the development of these new towns then? we are open to it. what is happening at the moment is that all over the country there are these new bland
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estates being plonked down on villages, uproar in england over villages facing multiple applications for new estates all around them, some really unsatisfactory development. what is happening is a combination of too few houses being built and too much countryside lost. so to start and say we're going to plan to build some decent communities is a good start. grant shapps says, if you just add the word garden onto a development it doesn't make it lovely. we need to look at the proposals in a lot of detail. what i don't want to do is say a churlish "it must be rubbish," but actually we think there are so many problems with the planning system at the moment that if the government is saying there will be some decently planned well located developments, that is a good late to start. rail fares have increased today with campaign is calling the increase in
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england, scotland and wales a kick in the teeth. the government says the rises below average wage increases and the money is intended to of the network. joe lynam reports. if you have to pay out thousands of pounds for a rail season ticket, your new year has not started very well. with the exception of northern ireland, the average ticket will be 2.3% more expensive from today. 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 past 22 years. people are not getting paid more money. i don't think the train workers are getting paid more money. so where is the money going? it is a disgrace, particularly as the railways aren't efficient. you know, there's always delays. it's making me feel disappointed, angry, not a great start to 2017. the latest rises will
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especially 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 an unprecedented modernising programme. around the rail network, there is a lot happening. billions of pounds being spent. nobody wants to see a fare increase, but costs rise and pay rises. fares are rising less fast than wages. so at least that is a step in the right direction. but passenger groups say investment should not always mean higherfares. there is a huge amount coming in from us passengers, about £9 billion that year. that should be buying lots of improvement without price rises. there should be more efficiencies. while passengers may baulk at this latest fare increase, the wider public may welcome them, because taxpayers are shouldering less of the cost of running the railways than they were. it means of course that commuters are shouldering proportionately more.
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and campaigners are calling for a totalfreeze in railfares, which they say has become disconnected from the service that they get. joe lynam, bbc news. west yorkshire police say an incident on the m62 that has closed part of the motorway for several hours tonight — has been referred to the police watchdog. police have given no further details about the closure of the motorway at ainley top near huddersfield. users of social media first reported lanes being closed shortly before 6:30 tonight. a couple and their dog reported missing in the scottish mountains have been found safe and well after spending the night outdoors in freezing temperatures. the man and woman in their fifties, were forced to take shelter in a bivvy bag after bad weather closed in while they were walking in the cairngorms. they were found with their black collie at around midday and they were walked to safety by rescuers. three men and two women
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between the ages of 26 and 35 arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man in east sussex have been released on bail while police enquiries continue. a 25—year—old man fell through a utility room ceiling at a flat in st leonards—on—sea, near hastings in the early hours of new year's day. despite efforts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene. police are appealing to members of the public who may have information about what happened. 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. 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 of mr corbyn‘s most powerful backers and he's hoping to be re—elected as the leader of unite.
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the truth is everyone would examine the situation including jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn was re—elected in september but many of his own mps remain in despair at the party's performance. len mccluskey later tweeted that jeremy corbyn continued to have his full support. jeremy corbyn was re—elected in september but many of his own mps remain in despair at the party's performance. and the tussle going on within the union reflects arguments going on within labour about mr corbyn‘s competence and where the party should stand on immigration and brexit. we have to refocus
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our union's activity. gerard coyne is campaigning against len mccluskey. he accused the labour secretary of being a puppet master. the control of borders is very important to them. it was one of the key issues as to why they voted exit in the referendum. and actually they would feel very betrayed if that promise was not now delivered upon. len mccluskey also said labour must get it right on immigration or risk losing ground to ukip. the contest for unite's future will have a bearing onjeremy corbyn‘s too. in brazil more than 60 people are have died in fighting between rival gangs in a prison in the amazon. our correspondent wyre davies says this is the latest deadly riot in brazil's violent prison system. local television pictures showed
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women and family members crying, screaming outside the jail, as the riot broke out during visiting hours on new year's day. the violence at the largestjail in the northern city of manaus involved rival gangs attacking each other with guns and other weapons smuggled into the prison. there were horrific reports of many rival gang members being tortured and even being decapitated after being taken hostage. many of brazil's overcrowded and underresourced jails are in effect run by powerful criminal and drugs gangs, with the prison authorities unwilling or unable to counteract the power and influence of gangland bosses, who run their empires from within the walls. as night fell and armed police tried to regain control of the jail, reports emerged of the violence being committed inside. translation: my son is an inmate there. the police won't care about him.
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i want to know how my son is. my son's in there. this is a bullet. a local security official said the death toll could 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 themselves. there have been escapes. we don't know yet how many. we're already looking for the escapees in the forest and highways. riots and gang—related massacres are common atjails across brazil despite the authorities' efforts. almost 2a hours after the riot began, some sort of order had been restored. but this was more proof that brazil's broken prison system is in desperate need of reform. the highly influential art critic, writer and painter, john berger, has died at the age of 90. his pioneering tv series ‘ways of seeing' was turned into a best selling book. he also won the booker prize for literature in 1972.
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our arts editor will gompertz look back at his life. the process of seeing paintings or anything else is less spontaneous and natural than we tend to believe. john berger's 1972 bbc television series, ways of seeing, changed the way many of us saw. i want to question some of the assumptions usually made about the tradition of european painting. he argued that the advent of mass media fundamentally altered our perception and appreciation of art. reproductions distort. only a few facsimiles don't. take this original painting in the national gallery. only what you are seeing is still not the original. i'm in front of it, i can see it. the programme was to become iconic and highly influential but would not, he told me a couple of months ago, be made today.
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we had four months to make these programmes. with nobody ever coming to see us. and afterfour months, an incredible amount of editing and reediting, we offered it to them as the fait accompli. in circumstances of making television, which could never occur again, and which were miraculous for us. john berger challenged convention, the establishment, and us. he had the eye of an artist, the intellect of an academic, and the charisma of a performer. the lights are kept low so as to prevent the drawing from fading. he was though, above all, a writer and storyteller. the activity of writing has, for me, been a vital one. it helps me to make sense of things and to continue. he enriched our lives through his novels, poetry
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and criticism. he showed us how to see — not as individuals but together. john berger, who's died at the age of 90. the team behind hull's year as uk city of culture say it's going to welcome more visitors than ever, after 60,000 people came into the city centre on its first day. organisers estimate tens of thousands more also watched the huge fireworks show from points along the banks of the humber. anne—marie tasker reports. hull's reign as city of culture came in with the bank as 15,000 fireworks exploded across the city sky. 25,000 people packed in to see a show organisers promise would be bigger than london's new year's eve.|j
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thought the show was amazing. it was good to hear what hull has too far. it was fantastic. i can't wait to see all the events. loads of work must have gone into that and it is nice to see something that spectacular in hull. another spectacle opened at the year of events. for a week, spectacle opened at the year of events. fora week, made spectacle opened at the year of events. for a week, made in hull will look back at a century of the city's history. the blitz, the dozens city's history. the blitz, the d oze ns of city's history. the blitz, the dozens of lost at sea, in happier times like the premier league promotion of hull city. loads of people, 80,000 people coming and going, hopefully more. i cannot wait to hear and see what the audience feel and how they respond. if it sounds true for them because it is
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the story of hull. when it was awarded the title, the city council promised it bring an extra £60 million in. organisers say they expect an extra million visitors the into thousands of the and the opening events have got that off to a flying start. the reaction has been very positive. we are on everybody‘s lips. i think it will changes and change the city for better as we look towards what we wa nt better as we look towards what we want the city to be in the future. 3.5 tons of ifiéfi’z the city off to offtoiall-m of culture off to an explosive start. of culture off to an explosive é??— of culture off to an explosive start. —,,,:;7 ' to maintainzz—t—t of culture off to an explosive start. —,,,:;7 ' to maintain forlt—t start. one they hope to maintain for the rest of 2017.. let's catch up with the weather. it isa
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it is a cold night, temperatures of plummeting already and we are down to —6 in oxfordshire. cold night with the skies however those clear skies are lying perfectly the conditions of getting out and about and snapping photographs like this one. the men as seen and snapping photographs like this one. the men as seen from worcestershire. have those clear skies. —— the moon. the lowest temperatures —7, minus eight degrees by dawn. tuesday, bearing in mind england and wales could have icy stretches on untreated roads, but you would never guess it was that cold. a cloudy start, rain across the north and west. staying away from the central belt first thing. a lot of cloud fought from the central belt first thing. a
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lot of clzfi‘vug ;;:v vi wales. = from the central belt first thing. a lot of clcv a ‘éoug :;_;§ialales = from the central belt first thing. a lot of clcv a fine 5 :;_;§ialales = from the central belt first thing. a lot of clcv a fine 5 1: to iialales. = the rest, a fine start to the day. ba rely the rest, a fine start to the day. barely a cloud in the sky. eastern england, southern england and southern wales as well. it should be a beautiful start if a little on the chilly side. cloudy across western areas as the day goes on. the best of the sunshine in the afternoon. confined to southern england and southern wales. windy at times for the northern isles, particularly in shetland with potentially 70 mph pass stu b shetland with potentially 70 mph pass stub a wintry flavour this forthcoming nine. across england and wales, a cloudy night tomorrow, not as cold although a bit of frost in developing across the mainland of scotla nd developing across the mainland of scotland and the countryside temperatures dipping away. on wednesday, area of my pressure allowing the winds to dive down from
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the north north—west bringing cold arctic air. the cold air will be making a number of show was across the north sea. because of the direction of the wind, most of the showers will be speed away from the coast. you could get the blood raising the coast. clouds breaking up raising the coast. clouds breaking up through the afternoon and sunshine coming through but tending colder across northern areas. in the first day, widespread frost. plenty of sunshine by day but it will change by the end of the week. friday wet and windy at milder. temperatures in glasgow by the end of the week reaching double figures. that's your weather. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: the so—called islamic state group, says one of its followers carried out the turkey nightclub attack, that killed 39 people.
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new footage emerges of the wanted gunman who's been on the run since the shootings. an 11—year—old girl has died two days after being knocked down in a hit—and—run incident in oldham. her 12—year—old cousin who was with her, died at the scene. four men are being questioned.


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