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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm mike embley. our top stories: turkish officials say they're closer to finding this suspect wanted in the deadly istanbul nightclub attack. so—called islamic state says it was behind the shootings. as details of the 39 people who died begin to emerge, the hunt for their killer goes on. back in control — the end of a prison riot in brazil that left 56 inmates dead and visiting families distraught. it was billed as the eighth wonder of the world — we take a guided tour of atlantic city and what it says about america's incoming president. and a walk on the hilly side — what's it like to live on the world's steepest residential road? hello.
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authorities in turkey believe 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 which they say shows the suspect filming himself on a cellphone in the centre of istanbul. it's thought he's walking around taksim square. turkish police looking for this suspect have raided several addresses in istanbul and arrested 12 people. during the day, some of the first funerals were held for victims as our correspondent mark lowen 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.
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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,
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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. new pictures of him 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 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,
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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. you saw some of the victims of the attack there in mark's reports. we can tell you a little more about some of the 39 people who lost their lives. hatice koc was working for a private security company at the nightclub. she was 27 years old and has a 3—year—old daughter. abis rivzi was a bollywood producer, one of the 25 foreigners killed in the attack.
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he was a9, on holiday in turkey with friends from india. bollywood stars have paid tribute to him on social media. burak yildiz was among the gunman‘s first victims. the 21—year—old police officer had been deployed to guard the club entrance on new year's eve. leanne nasser was one of the youngest to die. just 18, from israel, she'd travelled to istanbul for a weekend break with friends. a little earlier we asked our correspondent mark lowen how turkey is reacting to this claim of responsibility from the extremist group that calls itself islamic state. they have not commented officially on the claim of responsibility. they have focused more on their efforts to find the gunman saying they have detained eight people in connection with the attack and that afterforensic evidence and with a basic description of the gunman, they believe they are close to identifying him. i suppose they are not commenting directly because the claim of responsibility is linking directly to turkey's
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actions in syria. islamic state saying this is a revenge attack for turkey's attacks in syria. turkey launched a ground operation back in september in the north of syria to push is back and to push kurdish militias back from the turkish border area. the government does not want to give credence to that kind of, threa, i suppose. it does show that is cells are being consolidated here in turkey and that they, that the group is trying to carry out more attacks here, perhaps as their territory in iraq and syria is beginning to disintegrate. several syrian rebel groups are saying they've suspended their preparations for the peace talks planned in kazakhstan later this month, brokered by turkey and russia. they blame violations of the ceasefire by the syrian government. a monitoring group, based in britain, claims government planes have carried out more raids on a district near damascus. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been questioned
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for three hours by police investigating allegations of corruption. he met the officers at his official residence. he has denied any wrongdoing — there've been claims he may have illegally accepted gifts from businessmen. hong kong's former leader, donald tsang, is about to stand trialfor corruption. he is the territory's highest—ranking official to face such charges. mr tsang faces two counts of misconduct in public office and one count of bribery — both relating to a luxury flat he was renting in southern china. brazilian officials say 56 inmates have been killed in a prison riot. the fighting broke out between rival drug gangs at the jail in manaus in the north of the country. a warning — this report from our south america correspondent, wyre davies, contains some flashing images. local television pictures showed women and family members crying, screaming, outside the jail, as the riot broke out apparently during visiting hours on new year's day. the violence at the largestjail,
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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. 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
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massacre in brazil since 1992, when 111 inmates were killed, most of them by armed police, as they retook carandiru jail. many of the overcrowded prisons are, in fact, run by powerful drug gangs, with the authorities unable to counteract the power in influence of gangland bosses, who run their empires from within. so prison riots and gang—related massacres are increasingly common. 2a hours after the manaus 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. on monday the islamic state group also claimed responsibility for a series of car bombs in the iraqi capital baghdad. the most deadly hit a busy square in the eastern shia district of sadr city. at least 35 people were killed, 61 injured. the so—called is says it specifically "targeted a gathering of shia".
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the blasts happened as french president, francois hollande was visiting the country. he met french forces at a base just outside the capital baghdad — as well as holding talks with the iraqi prime minister haider al—abadi. he then headed north where he met kurdish peshmerga forces — including the kurdish leader massoud barzani. speaking in baghdad, mr hollande pledged once again france's support in the battle against the islamic state. translation: there has been an attack here in baghdad as we speak but the islamic state group is retreating. france, in the context of the coalition, offers support, advice, assistance and intervenes. it intervenes with its air force and its artillery, allowing iraqi forces to enter mosul. we are doing this with one precaution, one demand, and that is protection of civilian populations and you, yourself, personally
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are very involved. in bangladesh, half the girls are married early. but as more and more women get better at education and earn money they are refusing to stay trapped in violent marriage. we have the story of two women who had the courage to get a divorce despite the disapproval of society. the number of women getting divorced in bangladesh is increasing. it is predominantly muslim country and traditionally it has been difficult for women to divorce her husband. but in 2015 things started changing. seven out of ten divorces granted in the capital were initiated by women. ayes ha the capital were initiated by women. ayesha is a vocational school manager, despite being abused and she really tried to make a marriage work. when she finally decided to get divorced, her inherent throws
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around stopped speaking to her. —— her own parents froze her out and stopped speaking to her. a survey of over 20,000 women found that a staggering 80% had suffered from domestic abuse. this woman lives in one of the many slum areas. she suffered domestic violence at the hands of her husband. bangladesh has one of the highest
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rates of child marriage in the world. most women don't get to choose to their spouse will be so when a marriage turns sour, many feel they have no choice but to stay with their husbands. but these two women decided to defy social convention by ending their marriage and both insist that they am much happier living alone. more women in bangladesh are choosing to do the same. stay with us on bbc news if you can. much more to come including this—of the inspiring story of a father and son with a special bond. the japanese people are mourning, following the death of emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respects when it was announced he was dead. good grief. after half a century of delighting fans around the world, charlie brown and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon
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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 until 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 from the broken tanker erika would head out to sea. it didn't. the world's tallest skyscraper opens today. the burj dubai has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. this is bbc news. i'm mike embley. the latest headlines: turkish officials say they're close to identifying the suspect in the deadly istanbul nightclub attack, as so—called islamic state says it was behind the shootings. a prison riot in brazil ends with 56
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inmates dead after fighting breaks out between rival drug gangs. the us president—elect, donald trump has dismissed north korea's latest claim to be developing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear strike against the united states. in a tweet, mr trump highlighted a boast in the north korean leader kim jong un‘s new year message that preparations for a missile launch had reached the final stage. mr trump's view on that: ‘it won't happen.‘ it's not clear if he's expressing doubts about north korea's nuclear capabilities or is planning preventive action. foreign policy is just one arena that people will be watching closely as donald trump takes office later this month. he campaigned on a promise of making america great again and for many that means bringing backjobs and increasing wages. so what does the president—elects track record tell us? the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out.
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he boasted the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest wonder the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest wonder in the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest wonder in the the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest wonder in the world. the bbc‘s nick bryant has gone to atlantic city to find out. he boasted it would be calm the greatest wonder in the world. local guide runs a local trump to telling the story of how the billionaires companies went into bankruptcy four times. he never achieved his promises and it makes me wonder whether he can achieve that for america though it makes me wonder. it was opened with vintage champagne and showmanship. but the city never did since then, he has taken action to have his name removed, fearing
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perhaps they would be seen as monuments of failure. perhaps they would be seen as monuments of failurelj perhaps they would be seen as monuments of failure. i think he was one of the causes of atlantic city in the way it is today. freddie watched his rise and fall. in the beginning he was going good and then later on... put it like this, if you have four casinos in atlantic city and now you have none, what does it tell you? when he says he can make america great again? i do not think so. america great again? i do not think so. things have gone so bad, the state took over to save it from bankruptcy. even the pawnshops are not doing much business because people here have little left to dawn. we met danny mcmahon. he says that this is proof that it is not all gold. trump used to run the city. i watched him not pay his bills, screw everybody over.
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halfpenny on the dollar. i understand the businessman aspect of it but you are screwing the little man. two years ago we interviewed donald cup about atlantic city and he blamed its decline on local politicians and the fact that he left. it was a good decision but also a decision coinciding with when atla ntic also a decision coinciding with when atlantic city started going down. i still have a warm spot in my heart for atlantic city because i did break theirfor a for atlantic city because i did break their for a long for atlantic city because i did break theirfor a long time. for atlantic city because i did break their for a long time. but does atlantic city still have a warm spot for him? the verdict was delivered on election day but here they voted for hillary clinton. a new year's message by a government ministry in argentina has caused uproar, after it excluded the disputed falkland islands from a stylised map of the country. former soldiers and social media users say the message is offensive to those who died in the 1982 war. the social development
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ministry has apologised, saying it was a mistake. the islands are a british territory in the atlantic claimed by argentina, where they are known as the malvinas. baldwin street in the city of duneedin on new zealand's south island, is officially the world's steepest residential road. at its steepest, the slope has a gradient of 35 percent, that's 19 degrees. so what's it like to live on a road which must strike fear into the hearts of postmen and paper boys? we went along to find out. lean on me plays. you come to this road and it is like something we have never seen before. this trip is really...awesome, yeah. # lean on me...# quite daunting, really, isn't it? # when you're not strong...#. love doing it. it is cool, though. big round of applause! i am dave cull, i'm
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the mayor of dunedin, and i do not get to walk up baldwin street that often. from the bottom you think, oh, yeah, so it is a bit steep. when you get halfway up it, like now, then you realise why it is the steepest street in the world. it's got a real novelty, and the jaffa race has put it on the world map, and it is quite a sight when you come here and you see all those giantjaffas bouncing down the road. # for no—one can fill those of your needs...# at the height, it used to be 30 up and 30 down every day, my name is dr kerry blackman. i'm a local historian. that photograph shows baldwin street in about 1900. individual 10—acre sections were not wide enough to allow a zigzag in a road. my name's sharon hyndman. i have been a resident for 26 years. the street has definitely increased in popularity as far as tourism goes. we had about 20 tourists standing in our lounge one day
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because it rained and they had nowhere else to go. i'm brendon thompson and i'm the community constable for north dunedin. the street does tend to attract thrill seekers. there was an unfortunate incident some years ago where there was a fatality. two people got themselves into a wheelie bin and one of them died when they collided with a trailer. treat it with respect. if you attack it, you can get really, really hurt at the top. i have not always made it up, especially on the wet days, but it is always a good challenge. we have climbed the steepest street in the world — baldwin street, dunedin. we knocked the b‘stard off! we had a debate about whether you
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could say that on the bbc but, yes, you can. now to a real life story of a father and son with a special bond. jamie berube was born with downs syndrome, but thanks to his family's love and support he's thrived, gaining independence. hisjourney has inspired many and now his father has written about their relationship, and jamie's growth to adulthood, in a new book. we caught up with them to hear more. church organ music plays. jamie is a gregarious, ebullient, effervescent, inventive young man. he's a gentle soul and a good heart. remember when you were little we would do this? too silly. we were very silly. and i was silly before you were born but you made me sillier. we do all kinds of silly stuff. yes. my name is micheal berube.
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i have just written a book called, life as jamie know it: an exceptional child grows up, about my young man, jamie, who is 25, has down syndrome, and his adventures in the world as he is in it. 0n wednesdays, we call independence days, because i would not see him sometimes between noon and eight. he has a music lesson, gets himself lunch. major. you learnt about major and minor? 0n the keyboard. you learnt about different composers. yeah, that's true. you learned about different kinds of music, and you like many more kinds of music than i do. you like that intense thrash—metal stuff. contemporary, country. is this your first uber ride? yes. every day is an adventure. nurture is more important than nature, even in the case of something like down syndrome. i wanted to write a book to show that if you had the early intervention programmes that you had, where people helped you walk, and talk and write and we had you in the ball pit... oh, gosh!
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and they had you on the ball to strength your stomach muscles — you had all those programs, look what happens. they can grow up to be kind of independent and totally cool young men and women. remember when i told the story about the first time you were off a diving board and i said...you muttered "i can do it by myself." you said, micheal, i was not muttering... and we changed it to declaring. no. and we changed it to declaring. declaring. i'm a swimmer. i have four gold medals. in your very first meet, what was really interesting is that when you were in a pool with faster swimmers, you swam faster. these are areas of life that i think jamie's life helps eliminate. do you like hanging out with me? yes. one time you were falling asleep and you put your head on my lap and he said, always be my friend. so that's why i promise you, through thick and thin, i will always be your friend. yes. really quite a special father and
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son relationship. and in a reminder of our top story: authorities in turkey are still searching for the gunman who opened fire in a nightclub on new year's eve, killing 39 people. in solidarity with those in istanbul, berlin's brandenburg gate was illuminated in the colours of the turkish flag. germany has also recently been the victim of a terror attacks, including the latest involving a truck which was driven into a christmas market last month. authorities in turkey say they are close to a dent eyeing this man. police have launched raids in the city and arrested 12 people. —— close to identifying this man. authorities have fingerprints and a basic description and will speedily identify the suspect. much more on the bbc website. thank you for
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watching. hello there. stargazers have had something of a cold treat over recent hours. the clear skies across england and wales have allowed a frost to form, but we have had some beautiful weather watcher pictures sent to us of the moon and also visible planets. venus was particularly visible earlier in the night. now, it's a cold start to the day. england and wales having a widespread frost to start off with. the lowest temperature down to about —7 celsius, so a freezing start. and there is the risk of some icy stretches first thing across parts of england and wales on untreated roads and pavements to watch out for as well. further north, well, it's not particularly cold here because we have got a lot of cloud across scotland. a brisk wind and some rain to start the day as well, particularly the highlands, pushing into some of the grampian regions too. probably the rain staying off and away from the central belt. a lot of cloud for northern ireland. quite cloudy too for north—west england, the north of wales and north—west midlands. but lots of sunshine to start the day across much of eastern england, the south midlands,
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southern england and south wales. in fact, for many, there will be barely a cloud in the sky. there could be the odd isolated fog patch, but it won't be widespread, and it will clear pretty quickly through tuesday. through the rest of the day, essentially it's a fairly dry day. the cloudiest weather, if you like, across the north—west of the uk could bring isolated showers across the hills of northern england. we do have some wet weather on and off through the day across the north—west of scotland. but it's here where we will see here some of the day's highest temperatures — up to 9 degrees. windy through the northern isles, particularly for shetland. gusts could reach 60—70 miles an hourfor a time. through the night, it will stay blustery, plenty of showers working in across the northern isles, and it will turn cold enough for a nip of frost this coming night, across the far north—west of scotland, particularly in rural parts. looking at the weather charts as they change through tuesday and wednesday, we still have high pressure with us, but it is kind of reorientating, allowing a blast of colder air to work down from the north sea. with that colder air, the blues you can see on the chart, will have plenty of showers forming
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but the good news is most of those showers should be steered away from the coastline by these brisk north north—westerly winds. elsewhere we have a weak front moving southwards across northern ireland, england and wales, on wednesday, bringing with it a lot of cloud, one or two light spots of rain but nothing particularly significant. as that front clears through, the sunshine comes back out. down go the temperatures with highs of around 4—7 celsius across the northern half of the uk. it will be a cold night wednesday night on into thursday, plenty of sunshine. a change in the weather, though, for friday. it turns wet and windy but also milder. highs in glasgow reaching ten by friday. that's your weather. the headlines on bbc news: turkish security officials believe they are close to identifying the suspect who killed 39 people in an attack on a nightclub in istanbul on new year's eve. they have released this footage of him in istanbul, filming himself on a cellphone. the extremist group that calls itself islamic state says it was behind the shootings. turkish police have raided several addresses in the city, and arrested 12 people.
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so—called islamic state fighters also claim they carried out a series of car bombings in the iraqi capital, baghdad. the most deadly hit a busy square in the eastern, shia district of sadr city. at least 35 people were killed. brazilian officials say 56 inmates have been killed in a prison riot. the fighting broke out between rival drug gangs at the jail in manaus, in the north of the country. a number of inmates who escaped have been recaptured. now on bbc news, it is time to look forward to 2017, with dateline london.
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