welcome to newsday. the headlines turkish officials say this is the suspect being hunted by police over the attack on a nightclub in istanbul. an islamic state says he is one of their followers. stories of some of the victims begin to emerge. 39 people died in the nightclub on new year's eve. i am in london. islamic state carries out a string of bombings in baghdad targeting shia muslims. and former chief executive of hong kong, donald tsang, goes on trial on corruption charges. live from our studios in singapore and london. this is abc world news it's newsday. —— this is bbc world news. it is eight a.m.
here in singapore, midnight in london and two a.m. in istanbul where authorities say they are close to identifying the man who killed 39 people in an attack on a new year party at a nightclub. a security officials have released this footage which they say shows the suspect filming himself on a mobile phone in the centre of istanbul. he is shown walking around what he had is thought to be tax and square. police have arrested 12 people looking to the suspect. meanwhile, funerals for some of the victims have been held as our correspondent reports. it is slowly sinking in. grief binding together a nation pulled apart 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. and their 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. most of the dead and injured were tourists. francois 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, 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. look at some of the day's at the news and turn to iraq where so—called islamic state has claimed responsibility for a series car bombings which targeted the capital, baghdad. one of the most deadly hit a busy square in the eastern shia district. at least 35 people were killed and others injured. the attacks came as the french president visited the country. during his trip he said that the battle to recapture
of mosul should be over by this summer of mosul should be over by this summer if not earlier. france was giving iraq or the support it needed to recapture the city. translation: as pa rt of to recapture the city. translation: as part of the coalition, france assists advises support and takes action. takes action with its planes and also takes action with its artillery which allows iraqi forces to penetrate mosul. we do that with one precaution, one requirement and thatis one precaution, one requirement and that is the protection of the civilian population and you, yourself, i personally very attached to that idea. that is the eid deal that we have made because we want to liberate mosul, eradicate terrorism and a halt respect human rights. also making news today several rebel groups say they have suspended discussions. they say it is because of syrian government ceasefire
violations and a british—based monitoring group says that government warplanes have been carrying out more air raids on a district near damascus. at least 280 people were killed in road accidents in thailand over the four days of the country's new year holiday week according to police. that is a 10% increase on last year. on monday, a minivan and a pickup truck collided in the east of the country, killing 25 people. beijing's recent smog problems are not decreasing. the smog has been described as very unhealthy and is getting worse each day as people like fires at night. people are being advised to avoid all outdoor exertion. us president—elect donald trump has targeted pyongyang in his latest tweet, noting that north korea has just stated it is in the final
stages of developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the us. this is after the north korean leader said on sunday that the country was close to testing a listed missile. donald trump says it will not happen but he does not explain why. and president obama was met with a rainsoaked washington as he returned from his no doubt sunny holiday break in hawaii. he is back in the us capital for the final 2.5 weeks of his presidency and the majority of it will be taken up with trying to protect his health—care reforms and also of course, the transition to the trump administration. the former leader of hong kong, donald tsang is about to stand trial for corruption. he is the highest ranked official in the territory to face such charges mr tsang faces two cou nts face such charges mr tsang faces two counts of misconduct in public
office and one count of bribery. both related to a luxury flat he was renting in southern china. we are outside the court in hong kong where the trial gets under way very shortly, we believe. give us a bit more on the specifics of these corruption charges and how significant they are. yes this is a very significant case because as you say donald tsang is the highest level official in the territory to ever be charged with corruption in hong kong generally has a reputation for clea n hong kong generally has a reputation for clean government so this case has raised a lot of questions about the relationship between tycoons and government officials. estimate three faces three charges, two of misconduct in public office and one charge of accepting a bribe. they all relate to the electric plaque he was renting in southern china. prosecutors allege he rented a flat at below market rate from a tycoon who was a major shareholder in a
media company and prosecutors say that at the time he was negotiating on the rented lease agreement is government was also considering licensed applications from the media company which they eventually approve. mr tsang did company which they eventually approve. mrtsang did not company which they eventually approve. mr tsang did not declare this conflict of interest. he also nominated an architect who designed the interior of his flat for an award, again, without declaring it. mr tsang denies the charges and is confident that the court will exonerate him. you say he is confident. just how is mr tsang viewed by the public there? is the popular? it is a very interesting question. when mr tsang first took office in 2005 he was very popular. he had a career as a civil servant and people who viewed him as competent. he served under british administration is the first chinese financial secretary of hong kong and was awarded a knighthood for services to hong kong. by the time
he stepped down and his term ended in 2012 he was facing serious corruption allegations and he had admitted to accepting gifts from tycoons. that has damaged his reputation badly because a lot of people who take pride in their city ‘s reputation as a place does not have much corruption. as i mentioned earlier, that trial is set to kick off early. we see a gathering of journalists and people behind you in front of the high court. tell us a bit about the sentence that these corruption charges carry. these are serious charges. for example, misconduct in public office has a maximum jail sentence of seven years and there is also a potentialjail sentence of several years of years found guilty of bribery which means hong kong's former leader who used to be very popular could potentially see jail time if he is found guilty. we will leave you there and you will bring us date with all the very latest from that courthouse. thank you so much for that. that's turned
to brazil now where around 60 inmates have been killed in a prison riot. the fighting broke out between rival drug gangs at a jail in in the north of the country. by the time that authorities regained control, dozens that authorities regained control, d oze ns we re that authorities regained control, dozens were dead. i must warn you that this report contains flashing images. local television pictures showed 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 we're 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. 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. this is possibly the worst prison massacre in brazil since 1992 when 111 inmates were killed, most of them by armed police as they retook another jail. them by armed police as they retook anotherjail. many of the overcrowded prisons are, in fact, run bya overcrowded prisons are, in fact, run by a powerful roll and drugs gangs with authorities are unable to cou ntera ct gangs with authorities are unable to counteract the power in influence of gangland bosses who run their
empires from within. so prison riots in gang—related massacres are increasingly common. 2a hours after this 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. you are watching you stay on the bbc. still to come, it must strike fear into the heart of postal workers and paperboys. a street in new zealand city of dunedin is officially the world's steepest residential road. i love that. also coming up on the programme, new year, new you. we will assess your chances of sticking to that new year resolution. the japanese people are mourning following the death of the emperor. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respect when it was announced he was dead. good grief. after half a century of
delighting fans around the world, charlie browns and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon starts his tour of south africa tomorrow, in spite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa and to the majority rule is established. teams were trying to scoop up lumps of oil as france recognises it faces an ecological crisis. three weeks ago the authorities confidently assured these areas that oil would head out to sea. the world's tallest skyscraper opens today. it has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. welcome back, you are watching newsday. our top stories: turkish police say this is the suspect they
are hunting over the deadly is stumble nightclub attack. i was say he is one of his followers. is is also carried out a string of bombings in baghdad, killing 35 people and targeting shia muslims. the daughter at the centre of a presidential scandal in south korea has been arrested in denmark, charged with staying in denmark illegally. that is popular on social media. let's take a look at some of the front pages from around the world. in singapore, the aftermath of the istanbul attack is the main story, with a picture of one of the funerals on monday. it is also highlighting a a local story of
insta nces highlighting a a local story of instances of fatty liver disease could be affecting a higher percentage of people in singapore than elsewhere. the japan times teachers politics. is that all on a general election is very unlikely. before the end of january, it has been ruled out as observers say it could cost the ruling coalition and its strong majority. finally we have gone to a picture story on the front of the new york times with a beautiful shot of the underwater world. a man who has turned from hunter to conservationists and now ta kes hunter to conservationists and now takes the endangered turtles to help keep track of their move on. that is it for the papers. and now stories sparking discussion online? the
colourful rows parade has grabbed peoples attention. the great march through pasadena california just a few hours ago. horseback riders and 40 few hours ago. horseback riders and a0 ornately decorated floats made their way along the 80 kilometre route. spectators were also joined by more than 1000 security forces because security was to start for the 128th running of this parade. this particular float of polynesian catamaran was to celebrate organ donation. 2a transplant recipients we re donation. 2a transplant recipients were able to ride that float. will were able to ride that float. will we be doing to the gym and drinking less being a better person? after the festive season, the thoughts of many of you are turning to making new yea rs many of you are turning to making new years resolution to stop bad habits and taking up healthier ones.
is it time for a new you or is it all a waste of time? we have been asking some people in the uk what their plans are full. my my girlfriend does sometimes... suggests new year resolutions but i really stick to them. it's better and drink less stop i have never heard somebody who had a new year 's resolution and kept to it. a year is too long to keep those provinces. helping people more with anything i can. despite our best intentions, how easyis despite our best intentions, how easy is it to ditch those bad habits? according to a life coach, 7596 habits? according to a life coach, 75% stick to their resolutions in the first week stopped after six months it drops to a6%. with the
overall success rate a mere a percentage by the end of the year. i spoke to and who told me more about why people feel compelled about making resolutions. it has become such a ritual. when i wish you happy new year i almost wish something for myself. it almost feels like a magic wand, erasing the failures from previous years. i was trying to get fit from overheating and over drinking but tell us about the success rate because it does feel fairly dire — 8%. success rate because it does feel fairly dire - 8%. it is hard but people who succeed understand that declaring it is never in doubt. a few things are helpful, for example, practice the feeling of accomplishment. visualise, feel and
picture your goals. ultimately, the reason we want to do anything is because we want to feel better. create an action plan. schedule it into a calendar. so that he can surely get done. and very importantly, put in... hi your tutor, a trainer, join a group. work with a body. if you want to crank up the pressure, and list yourfamily and friends, tell them your resolutions, to have some extra support. all good advice but what we also know is that resolutions are starting to change over recent yea rs. starting to change over recent years. in previous years we would have seen people perhaps saying they would watch less television. what have we seen? great point. we have seen an increase in resolutions on limited time spent on social media.
when i worked with clients, i asked them to set aside their device so they can focus not on other and the image they project but yourself and how he really feel and who you want to be. there are different take mixed you can use. you can use modern apps, freedom, renfree, or if you are going through a more profound change i suggest you meditate. i suggest medication or some form of silence regularly. even just a few minutes. fascinating how to allergy is changing all of this. what sort of people on the 8% to stick to this. do they have certain types of characteristics? people who really believe in their visions. because we create a world we believe in. the more you think about the person, the vision you have of yourself, the more likely you are to succeed. andy lynch, a life coach.
you hurt me telling her i was tried to get fitter stop i have signed up three year worth of yoga. what is yours? i cannot believe you are suggesting a do anything wrong. i will be honest, i have never ever successfully kept the new years resolution said this year i have taken the pressure off and i will not even pretend that i will achieve it. but i would like to know what the new year resolution is on the residents of this street in dunedin. the steepest road. the people ever wa ke the steepest road. the people ever wake up and say, this is when we move out. a gradient of 35%! 19 degrees. what is it like to live on a road that strikes fear into the hearts of paperboys and postman?
you come to this road and it is like something we have never seen before. it is really... quite daunting, really. love doing it. it is cool though. iam the i am the mayor of dunedin and i do not get to walk up the street that often. from the bottom you think it isa often. from the bottom you think it is a bit steep when you get halfway up, you realise why it is that steepest street in the world. it has put us on the world map. the jaffa is bouncing down the road is a real event.
i a local historian. that photograph shows the street in about 1900. they we re shows the street in about 1900. they were not allowed... i have been arrested and 26 years. the street has definitely increased in popularity as far as tourism goes. the i the commander constable for north dunedin. the street tends to attract thrill seekers. there was an u nfortu nate attract thrill seekers. there was an unfortunate incident where there was a fertility. two people got themselves into a wheelie bin and one of them died when they collided with a trailer. i have not always
made it up, especially on the wet days but it is a good challenge. we have climbed the steepest street in the world. we knocked the bustard off! ido i do not know how they do it. now, we have lots more on our website but before we go, let's return to events in turkey where authorities say they are in turkey where authorities say they a re close in turkey where authorities say they are close to identifying the man who killed 39 people in an attack on a new year party at a nightclub. security officials have released this footage and a brave in istanbul resulted in the arrest of 12 people looking for these suspect. that is all for me. thank you for watching. sta rgazers have stargazers have had something of a
cold treat over recent hours. they have allowed frost to form but we have allowed frost to form but we have had some beautiful weather watch pictures of the moon and also visible planets. venus was particularly visible earlier in the night. da costa to the day. england and wales widespread frost. —7 celsius so freezing start. ice possible on untreated roads and pavements. further north, not particularly cold because we have a lot of cloud across scotland, a brisk wind and some rain to start the day, pushing into some of the grampian regions. probably the rain staving off the central belt. quite cloudy for north—west england, the north of wales and north—west england. lots of sunshine across east of england, the midlands. for
many barely a cloud in the sky. isolated fog patches clearing quickly through tuesday. for the rest of the day, essentially a fairly dry day stop the cloudy as weather across the north—west of the uk could bring isolated showers across the england. wet weather across the england. wet weather across the england. wet weather across the north—west of scotland. and we will see hear some of the day ‘s highest temperatures. gusts could reach 60— 70 miles an hour in shetland. through the night, it will stay brisk. turning cold, and nip of frost across the far north—west of scotland, particularly in raw parts. looking at the weather charts from tuesday to wednesday, we have the height pressure with as but a blast of cold air whipping down the north sea. the blues you can see will have plenty of showers are forming but the good news is most showers should be steered away from the coastline
by the brisk winds. a lot of cloud, one to light spots of rain but nothing significant. sunshine coming back. download the temperatures with highs of around a—7 celsius across the top half. until such an on thursday. a change in the weather for friday turning wet and windy but milder. highs in glasgow reaching ten by friday. that's your weather. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: so—called islamic state says one of its followers carried out the new year nightclub attack in turkey. turkish police say this is the suspect they're hunting over the attack, which killed 39 people. they've launched raids in istanbul, making 12 arrests. islamic state has carried out a string of bombings in baghdad targeting shia muslims — and killing at least 35 people. and this story is
popular on bbc.com. the daughter of the woman at the ce ntre the daughter of the woman at the centre of south korea's presidential dashmac woman at the centre of south korea's presidential scandal has been arrested in denmark. chung yoo—ra, an accomplished horsewoman, is charged with staying in denmark illegally. her mother's accused of using herfriendship with president park geun—hye for personal gain. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. and there's one item of news to bring you here in the uk at this hour. the police watchdog the ipcc has launched an inquiry after a man