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a man has died in a police shooting on the m62 in huddersfield — five men have been arrested. police say the operation to stop the car was pre—planned — a second car was stopped in bradford. the operation, say police, was not terror—related. we'll be live at the scene. in turkey police make 12 arrests as they continue their hunt for the gunman who killed 39 people at a nightclub. a british man has been killed fighting in syria — the news emerged as peace talks over the country's future are thrown into doubt. one of the world's major polluters, india, comes up with a world—leading project for clean energy. and a return to the record — why vinyl is making a big comeback. and coming up in the sport: arsene wenger says his arsenal side just have to hang on, to keep on the trail of premier league leaders chelsea, ahead of tonight's match at bournemouth. good afternoon and welcome
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the bbc news at one. a man has been shot dead by police in a pre—planned operation near the m62 motorway in huddersfield. he has been named as yasser yaqub. west yorkshire police say an officer's gun was fired and five people have been arrested. they also say the operation was not related to terrorism. the independent police complaints commission has sent investigators to the scene. well our correspondent danny savage is at ainley top in west yorkshire. it is only in the last few minutes yasser yaqub has been named locally as the man shot dead here last night. we understand he is in his late 20s. he was here last night in one of those vehicles were the shots
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we re one of those vehicles were the shots were fired. the scene behind me, screens have been put up around the vehicles involved in last night's incident. what is happening is specialist officers are now on site trying to establish the exact sequence trying to establish the exact sequence of events that led to his death. it was about 6pm yesterday evening when police boxed in a car leaving the m62 at huddersfield and brought it to a stop. armed officers were quickly out of the dark unmarked cars and shots were fired. bullet holes can be seen in the windscreen of a white audi. one man died and three others were arrested here. we are hoping to get back down there as soon as he could get home... this man was in a carjust behind the incident as it happened. as soon as the ambulance pulled up, some of the policemen ran up and told the ambulance staff to get down as quickly as possible to where the incident had took place.
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it looked like somebody needed urgent medical help. more police soon arrived. another car was stopped a few miles away as part of a preplanned operation and two more people were arrested. it's not clear who was the target, but west yorkshire police say it was not terrorism related. early today, screens have been put up around the scene. investigators were working on the site from mid—morning. the independent police complaints commission will oversee the operation. the cars remain exactly where they stopped. the keys of the police vehicles involved have been left on the bonnet of the car with the bullet holes. for now though, is busyjunction, high on a hill between halifax and huddersfield remains sealed off. and that is likely to stay the same for a few hours. we expect this to be normally flowing with traffic all the time, it is up on a hill between two busy towns. signs as you
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approach say you can expect this to be closed until at least 6pm tonight as investigations continue here. danny savage, thank you. turkish police are continuing their hunt for the gunman who killed 39 people at an istanbul nightclub on new year's eve. some media reports have identified the suspect as a 28 year—old from kyrgyzstan, but this has not been confirmed by the authorities. the islamic state militant group has said it carried out the attack in retaliation for turkish military action against its fighters in syria. our correspondent selin girit sent this report. a massive manhunt is under way. the turkish police are searching for the man who is now called a monster by the media. this is a video of the alleged attacker, apparently walking around istanbul. the footage is circulated by tv channels across the country. security experts say he seems to be well versed in gorilla
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wa rfa re seems to be well versed in gorilla warfare and may have been trained in syria. some reports are merging a layer suggested the man is the man who travelled to turkey last year, along with his family so as not to draw attention. authorities say they are investigating a 28—year—old man based on turkish media reports showing his passport. but conflicting information is emerging about his identity. at least 16 people have been detained over the investigation, including two foreign nationals at the airport. in this neighbourhood of istanbul where operations have intensified, locals are worried. the police raids were held in this building and several others in the area. there are many immigrants coming from central asian countries who choose to settle in this neighbourhood and locals tell as many of them live in packed flat. could there be an islamic state sell around? could there be an islamic state sell around 7 that could there be an islamic state sell around? that is what the police are trying to determine. the central
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asian minority here feels increasingly tense. translation: there could be traitors anywhere, but it make is sad if the attacker was from central asia. we love this country. i have not seen him before. ifi country. i have not seen him before. if i had seen him, i would have killed him with my bare hands. 39 pa rtygoers were killed him with my bare hands. 39 partygoers were killed and around 200 people gathered today in a show of solidarity and protest the spate of solidarity and protest the spate of attacks that have crippled turkey, especially the tourism industry. this country has already seen industry. this country has already seen around 30 attacks this year alone and the fear is this violence could get out of hand. well with me is our security correspondent frank gardner. given what we know about the attack, what background is the gunmen likely to have? there is quite a lot of discussion he has had some kind of military training. because of his
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modus operandi, the way he acted once inside the nightclub. he reportedly threw some device, some improvised explosive device to distract people while he reloaded his assault weapon. so he had several clips, reports say, between four and six empty magazines, each of which contained 30 rounds at the scene. he fired about 180 rounds of ammunition. this is what the military call a complex attack, even though it is just one military call a complex attack, even though it isjust one man military call a complex attack, even though it is just one man operating on his own. he clearly had some kind of gorilla training. you have to remember who is at the top of islamic state. the people with military planning, many were intelligence and military officers in saddam hussein's routine. they learned the tools of their trade there. the worry for people in the uk, anyone who has been to syria, spent time with the so—called islamic state and comes back with those skills, will be attempts something like that? that is what
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they are on the lookout for back here in europe. frank, thank you very much. kurdish militants say a british man has been killed fighting with them against so—called islamic state in syria. they've told the bbc that ryan lock, who was 20 and from west sussex, died during an assault on the is stronghold of raqqa. at least two other british men are known to have died while fighting against is in syria. our correspondent duncan kennedy reports. ryan lock had told his family he was going to turkey on holiday last august. he instead went tojoin kurdish forces biting so—called islamic state in syria. a kurdish militia group called the white p&g said he had been killed on december the 21st was fighting to take the is held city of rack. there has been no official confirmation of his death, but a statement from the family home in this tester, his father said he was a caring and loving boy who do
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to help anyone. he had a heart of gold, he said. ryan lock is thought to be one of several british nationals to fight and die for the kurds. very likely had no military training but wanted to go after seeing pictures of the kurds trying to defeat islamic state. those who spoke to ryan lock‘s family, say they are devastated by what has happened. the one thing we have been able to tell them, the ypg will be doing everything they can to facilitate the body to the uk and would urge such as the british government and the kurdistan regional government to support the family in every way they can in facilitating the return of ryan lock‘s body to the uk. facilitating the return of ryan lock's body to the uk. in a statement, ryan lock's former schoolmates portsmouth said... the foreign office hasn't commented
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specifically about ryan lock, but said it was difficult to confirm the status and whereabouts of british nationals in syria. ryan lock told friends he believed in the kurdish cause, but that commitment, it seems, has now led to the death of this 20—year—old former chef who said he had wanted to make a difference. duncan kennedy, bbc news, inch itch itch. one of the largest syrian rebel groups says it's suspended involvement in peace talks planned for later this month. the free syrian army said the regime and its allies had committed "many and large" violations of a ceasefire negotiated by russia and turkey. our correspondent sangita myska reports. this, claim rebel forces, is evidence that the syrian regime is continuing to shell parts of the north—west of the country, around wadi barada.
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it is, say the rebels, a direct contravention of the tentative truce brokered last week and the reason a number of anti—assad groups have now withdrawn from peace talks, due to be held in kazakhstan. the ceasefire that we've seen over the last few days has followed the pattern of previous cease—fires where it is held in many areas, but been violated in others. so, we may be something a familiar story of a slow breakdown, but it still remains to be scene. the ceasefire received unanimous backing by the united nations on new year's eve. it was brokered by russia and turkey and is the third of its kind to negotiated in less than a year but even as voting took place, key players, including the united states, sounded a note of caution. our hope is that a ceasefire will truly hold and will not serve as a justification for further unacceptable offences. in that regard, we are concerned at reports of a regime offensive,
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supported by hezbollah militia in wadi barada. security council's adaptation of this text should be seen as a strong signal that such activities must seize. members of what used to be the called the nusra front, who had connections with al-anda, are among the rebel groups that the syrian regime is accused of pursuing. they are not signatories to the ceasefire. nevertheless, rebel forces who have signed up to the deal, say daily bombardment of the regime has crushed the spirit of the agreement. if they carry out their threat to withdraw from talks, negotiations for a lasting peace appear, for the time being, improbable. the syrian army has denied the allegations made against it. protests have been taking place at railway stations across britain in response to yesterday's average fare increase of 2.3%. singing
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the organisers, action for rail, say they want the service returned to public ownership. the rail delivery group, which represents train operators, says the increases are all about investing in the railways. daniel boettecher is at london's king's cross station. what's more where the protest is saying? they were firstly saying these price rises are too large and comparing them to fares that are being paid in other countries. this is one of the many stations where the protests took place this morning. for commuters, the first day back at work now facing this rising costs. many were unhappy
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there will have to pay more. 1.9% regulated fares and that includes most season tickets. other fares can go most season tickets. other fares can 9° up most season tickets. other fares can go up more most season tickets. other fares can go up more than that so an average of 2.3% across the network, with the exception of the northern ireland, where no decision has been taken on a fares revision the 2017. action for rail which is led by rail unions and the tuc says passengers are paying much more in other places. it ta kes paying much more in other places. it takes into paying much more in other places. it ta kes into accou nt paying much more in other places. it takes into account london to luton monthly rail ticket of £317. 14% of monthly rail ticket of £317. 14% of monthly earnings. in germany, similar ticket with kotze 3% of salary and in france, 2%. the government says it is delivering what it says is that biggest male modernisation —— rail modernisation
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infrastructure in a century. and every pound passengers pay goes back to running and improving services. it says the government said the increases in the season tickets. thank you. our top story this lunchtime. a man has died in a police shooting on the m62 in huddersfield. five men have been arrested. coming up, an uphill struggle. residents of baldwin street become an unlikely tourist attraction. coming up in sport at half past, david warner becomes only the fifth batsman to score a century in the very first session of a test match as his australia side dominate pakistan in the third test. it was one of the bloodiest battles of the first world war with more than 325,000 allied troops and 260,000 german soldiers killed in the three months of fighting.
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well, to honour those who fell at passchendaele, and to mark the 100th anniversary, two special events will be held in ypres injuly. our correspondent robert hall is in belgium for us now. these reconstructed trenches run through a village which was demolished during the battles for passchendaele. passchendaele is a milestone in the series of events marking the centenary of the first world war. not least because if you talk to people about the first world war probably the first images they conjure up are of passchendaele, because of the mud and the scale of the losses. a little bit more about that in a moment, and about those commemorations, but first, let's hear the memories from two people, they wrote it down and they were there. "my wound was slight and i was hobbling back and then a shell burst, slick upon the dartboards, so i fell into the bottomless mud and lost the light." "there was not a sign
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of life of any sort. not a bird, not even a rat or a blade of grass." the words of those who tried to sum up the hell of paschendaele. three months when more than half a million men died. three months when the allied army fought an enemy, the mud and the cold, to gain a few miles of ground. a century ago, ypres was under siege. the roads leading north climbed steadily to the german lines, which overlooked the allies on three sides. after the war, the british made this sanitised documentary about the battle. tales of personal heroism to distract from the ghastly reality. the reality of uphill advances, a sucking quagmire, and the horrors of machineguns and gas. this year's commemorations will be focussed in ypres — a city rebuilt from
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total destruction. there will be a series of events built around remembrance and the need to help visitors understand what happened here. steve oversees cemetaries across belgium. he says passchendaele holds a particular resonance. as you walk through the cemetaries, you actually see the headstones and see particular dates and there's so many of them at times in one single day, ora of them at times in one single day, or a month and it'sjust of them at times in one single day, or a month and it's just sometimes it's unbelievable that things like that happened. on a freezing night under the menin gate, the bugles sound for the fallen once again. paschendaele is burnt into ypres's turbulent history. paschendaele is the loss of a lot of lives for us. a lot of people that we commemorate day after day, and we want
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to continue the message that the last post has not forgotten. this summer's commemorations will be a partnership with a city whose people have never forgotten. let's talk to one of those planning the events for this year. the director of the museum here. why is passchendaele such a milestone, such an important series of events?m was of course a very difficult battle because there were 450,000 casualties on that, only in advance of eight kilometres in 100 days. that's why we have to remember this battle and especially the first world war. this whole area was torn apart during that period. yes, indeed. in 1914 and 1915 this region was already a little bit destroyed.
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it's in 1917 due to bombardments, everything that stood here was destroyed in that battle and you can still see these images, it's a clear image of the battle of the church of passchendaele, which is totally destroyed, you can only see one plaque of the name and that's a strong picture. in a sentence, is it going to be challenging to bring the message and carry the story to people this year? well, it is of course because it's100 years, there isa course because it's100 years, there is a large interest of the first world war and especially for the battle of passchendaele but still after this it remains important to keep the memory alive of all the soldiers who have fallen during the first world war. thank you very much. that all—importa nt way much. that all—important way of getting in touch for the government ballot, you need to contact passchendaele100. org. back to you.
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the foreign office has confirmed that sir ivan morris has. he got into hot water for views on the future for the uk after brexit. he did, at the last european summit, just before christmas, reporting was dominated, not by the proceedings of the summit itself, but by bbc exclusive story that came out that morning saying his confidence there was a very clear feeling around brussels that day that was difficult, and embarrassing for sir ivan, that was meant to be private advice, of course. it's what
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ambassadors do for governments. i suppose he has been in a difficult position since then. we don't know why he has resigned but it's reasonable to assume that news story is something to do with it. i think beyond that also reasonable probably to assume that there is some failure of synchronisation here between sir ivan, the uk's man on the ground in brussels and his political masters backin brussels and his political masters back in london. thank you. a new industrial plant has opened in india, which removes carbon dioxide from coal—fired boilers and uses it as a raw material to make baking powder. scientists say this sort of technology could reduce global emissions by up to 10%. well, with me is our environment analyst roger harrabin. how does this work? it's it's a sort of fa ntasy how does this work? it's it's a sort of fantasy scenario, instead of this waste gas going up and heating the atmosphere you turn it into something useful and scientists around the world are trying to do this and these guys based in south india, a british firm now because
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they couldn't get funding from india, have come up with a technology which appears to be a viable financially without any subs tee and the chemical scrubs out the carbon dioxide emissions and then it feeds those emissions into the chemicals plant, mixes them with the stea m chemicals plant, mixes them with the steam and with other ingredients and comes up steam and with other ingredients and comes up with baking powder. it eats its own waste. how significant could this development be? well, it's hard to tell at the moment. these are early days. a lot of people are trying it on a bigger scale, these quys trying it on a bigger scale, these guys have decided to try it on a small scale and hope to replicate it worldwide. if it could be shown to work globally, then they think possibly between five and 10% of global emissions could be soaked up this way, which sounds fairly trivial, but it does give us a way of continuing to use fossil fuels for activity that is are very difficult to do by solar power, for
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instance. thank you. you can hear more about this story climate change, the trump card, on bbc radio four at 8.00pm tonight. a man has died after the car he was in was hit by a train at a level crossing. british transport police said officers were called by paramedics to marston road level crossing near lidlington in bedfordshire at 10.00am this morning. 11 passengers and two members of staff were on board but no one was injured. music lovers have been in a spin this year, pushing vinyl sales to the highest they've been in 25 years. more than 3.2 million records were sold last year, the 9th year in a row that sales have gone up. the industry says it's thanks to artists like david bowie and prince. music streaming was also up by two—thirds, while sales of cds fell again. our arts correspondent david sillito has more. led zep classic album.
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why is this better on vinyl? well, it was made to be on vinyl. the actual format of the record, the fold sleeve. the artwork, so it was made for vinyl. it was never made to be a cd, certainly never to be a download. for phil barton of sister ray records, there is no debate, musicjust sounds better when it comes on a 12—inch disc. but, as a business, it's been tough. however, things have begun to change. i didn't realise this stuff was still going to be hanging around. if we go back to 2007, the industry sold into the trade about next year we may be 4 million—plus. my parents listen to viynl
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and they were like — you don't know what music is really like unless you listen on vinyl. it is really impressive how it has back now. it is having that feeling where you have spent half an hour in the record store and found a gem. the fist thing they look at all the records, skim through, it is like a conversational piece. it is more thanjust a fad now. yes, definitely more than a fad. this is more crackly. i think it has a better effect to it. of course it is worth putting this into some sort of context. imagine that each of these records represents 1 million sales. the bpi says if you add in streaming, digital downloads, cds, about 123 million albums were sold last year.
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the number of vinyl albums sold last year, three million. and both piles are totally dwarfed by the real musicjuggernaut of today, streaming. the number of tracks streamed last year, 45 billion. now as we all start to think about losing a few pounds after the festive eating and drinking maybe this is the place to go. people who live on baldwin street in new zealand get a workout for free just getting to theirfront door. it's officially the world's steepest residential street and has now become an unlikely tourist attraction as daniela relph reports. delivering the post, riding a bike, even an afternoon stroll, all a gruelling on baldwin street in new zealand. sharron has lived here for 26 years. the street has definitely
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increased in popularity as far as tourism goes. we had about 20 tourists standing in our lounge one day because it rained and they had nowhere else to go. then, there is the bizarre, 30,000 chocolate balls rolling down the street. an annual charity event that shows how steep it is.|j street. an annual charity event that shows how steep it is. i don't get to walk up baldwin street that often, from the bottom you think yeah, it's a bit steep. halfway up, like now, then you realise why it's the steepest street in the world. the steepness has caused some residents to improvise as they've got older. it used to be 30 up and 30 down every day, whether it was raining or snowing or whatever. until my knees packed up. now i do it backwards just to keep the legs in shape. its popularity has also brought with it some problems. the street does tend to attract thrill—seekers. there was an unfortunate incident some years ago where there was a
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fatality. two people got into a wheelie bin and one died when they collided with a trailer. we will get people challenging themselves with skate—boarding, riding down on bikes which is obviously quite dangerous. even for the keenest of cyclists it's a challenge. you have to be committed. or go for the slightly easier option. we can now show you incredible footage from the us of the moment a two—year—old saves his twin from being crushed. the video posted by the parents shows the brothers playing in their bedroom in utah as they try to climb into the drawers it dips over. brody tries to save his brothers. he eventually lifts the chest, getting the boy out. their parents decided to share this
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video to raise awareness of the dangers of not bolting heavy furniture to the wall. a very narrow escape. time for a look at the weather now. we are seeing changes in the weather today. it's going to be up and down all week. on the whole, we have much more cloud across the uk today. here in cumbria, for example, a grey scene from earlier. still some sunshine to be found after the frosty start, we have sunshine in wiltshire. the best of the sunshine will be towards the south—west and south wales. there is the extent of the cloud. a lot is quite thin, especially across more eastern areas. the thickest cloud is arriving across the north


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