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hello. you're watching bbc world news. i'm adnan nawaz. our top story this hour: the funerals are due be held in israel forfour soldiers killed by a palestinian attacker who drove a lorry into a crowd injerusalem. seventeen others were injured before the driver was shot dead. welcome to the programme. our other main stories this hour: the former iranian president akbar hashemi rafsanjani, one of the country's most influential moderates, dies at the age of 82. snow and sub—zero temperatures lead to deaths across europe, from poland to italy and the greek islands. the musical la la land sweeps the board at the golden globes awards ceremony in los angeles. i'm sally bundock. in business: fiat chrysler steps it up a gear and says it will invest $1 billion
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and create 2000 newjobs in the us. steeling themselves for a fall — australia's government warns the price of iron ore is set to slump with weaker demand from china. benjamin neta nyahu says "all the signs" are that a man who killed four soldiers injerusalem was a supporter of the so—called islamic state group. but the israeli prime minister did not outline evidence to support the claim. a palestinian man rammed a truck into a group of israeli soldiers, killing four of them and injuring seventeen others, before he was shot dead. funerals are due to be held for the soldiers. this report from yolande knell contains images you may find distressing. a hazy view ofjerusalem. this is what israeli soldiers on a training course had come to see. security camera footage shows two groups. the one in the background hasjust got off a coach when this happens. look at the top left of the screen.
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the lorry drives at the soldiers at high speed and hits them. then it backs up quickly, apparently trying to crush more people before the driver is shot dead. he is said to have been a palestinian from a nearby area of eastjerusalem. witnesses who saw the bloody aftermath spoke of their shock. i just saw the truck going from the road onto the sidewalk. it took some time to understand it was a terror attack. those who died were all in their 20s. more than a dozen others were wounded. you can still see the skid marks in the dirt here. this is the very spot where those soldiers were killed. there has been an upsurge in palestinian attacks on israelis in the past year or so but this is one of the deadliest there has been, and the use of a lorry is also something unusual.
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visiting the scene, the prime minister said this was similar to recent attacks in europe, and it could have been inspired by the so—called islamic state. translation: we know the identity of the attacker. according to all the signs, he was a supporter of the islamic state. we know there has been a series of terror attacks. there definitely could be a connection between them, from france to berlin and nowjerusalem. israel has blamed previous attacks on incitement by palestinian officials and social media. palestinian leaders say they have been driven by anger after more than 20 years of on—and—off peace talks have failed to deliver an independent palestinian state. earlier, yuval steinitz, a member of israel's security cabinet, gave us more details about the attacker. this is a young citizen from jerusalem. we know with confidence that he was inspired by isis and saw
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himself as a messenger of the islamic idea of isis. of course, he was incited, like most palestinians from children, by the education system of the palestinian authority. well, i'm not going to provide you with any details. i will assume we will publish them later on, but it's not an assumption. we know with confidence that this man, in the last several months, was inspired by isis, identified himself with isis. this is crystal clear for us. unfortunately, what we see today, notjust here in the middle east and in israel, but the entire world, in europe, the people that are inspired by isis, al-qaeda, hamas or islamic jihad, are driving trucks into the crowds in berlin,
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in nice, unfortunately, today, injerusalem. the general idea is very similar. it's not just againstjews and thejewish state, it's against christians, the yazidis, against those infidels who are not muslims all over the world. of course, one of the main targets is to eliminate thejewish state. we are taking many measures. unfortunately, we are very experienced with fighting terrorism. i can tell you that although many times it is lone wolves, in most cases we are able to intercept them. unfortunately, we don't have 100% success, and what we saw today is of course the sad reality that we have to live with. you know, for us, it's not just extremely sad but also extremely frustrating.
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iran's supreme leader, ayatollah ali khamenei, has led tributes to the former president, akbar hashemi rafsanjani, who has died at the age of 82. the conservative ayatollah described his more moderate long—time friend as a companion of struggle. catriona renton reports. people come to pay their respects to the former president who died on sunday evening. his sons and brother leading the mourners. a television broadcaster broke into programmes to bring the news. ayatollah ali akbar hashemi rafsanjani was a dominant figure in iran's politics, particularly in the 1980s and ‘90s. he was born in 193a in south—eastern iran. he studied theology in the holy city of qom with ayatollah ruhollah khomeini and played a key role in the revolution in 1979. in the last year of the 1980—88 war
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with iraq, he was appointed acting commander in chief of the armed forces and was seen as the main mover behind iran's acceptance of the un security council resolution that ended the conflict. he had been a close confidant of iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei but his political allegiances later shifted towards reformists, and he tried to run for president again in 2005, but lost out to mahmoud ahmadinejad. he attempted to stand in 2013, but his candidacy was rejected and he has been a mentor to the current president hassan rouhani ever since. he was a centralfigure in iranian politics for at least a decade and a half, certainly in the 1980s. he was widely recognised as being number two to ayatollah khomeini. he also played a big role in facilitating the rise to power of the current leader, ayatollah khamenei.
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the two enjoyed a very uneasy equilibrium, balance of power, for four of five years before the tensions got too high and the differences between the two men became too great. leading tributes, ayatollah khamenei said: mourners gathered in the hospital in tehran where mr rafsanjani was treated. translation: i am here to pay my respects to him. i can't talk through my tears. translation: i am very sad. i got the news through social media. i was going to go home but i decided to come here and be with the people. there will now be three days of national mourning in iran. ayatollah akbar hashemi rafsanjani will be buried on tuesday. catriona renton, bbc news. trita parsi is the president
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of the national iranian american council and says akbar rafsanjani was a dominant figure in iranian politics right up until his death. i think the last time we really saw his fingerprints very clearly, showing his influence, was in 2013 during the presidential elections. he was first a candidate, but rejected, which caused a major scandal. then he played a critical role together with the former president in unifying the various reformist movements behind the president and convincing the population that they should go out and vote, and their votes would be counted unlike 2009. it was precisely because of that voter turnout that rouhani
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managed to win in the first round. more than 20 people have died because of bitterly cold weather in much of central and eastern europe over the weekend. temperatures have plunged as low as —30 celsius, with snow covering the continent as far south as turkey and the greek islands. christian fraser reports. rarely does the icy grip of the arctic circle reach as deep into europe as it has this weekend. the snow has even fallen on the mediterranean beaches of the greek islands. in the dolomites, the temperatures plunged to —23 celsius overnight. this is amatrice, central italy, the hilltop town that was worst hit by the summer's earthquake. the ongoing efforts to secure what remains of the village now severely hampered. in rome, the pope prayed for the city's homeless. speaks italian it was so cold the waters had frozen in the fountains of st peter's square. in istanbul, they have had three straight days of snowfall. turkish airlines said they had grounded over 600 flights. it's all down to winds coming out of the arctic
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and punching south towards the mediterranean. a real icy chill to them, sub—zero temperatures, plenty of snow. that's what's added to fairly brutal winter weather. at risk are the thousands of refugees still crossing europe on foot. three died in the mountains in bulgaria. in belgrade, several hundred took shelter in this customs warehouse. not much protection. this weekend, russia celebrated 0rthodox christmas. the coldest in 120 years, —30 in moscow. but then, they are used to it. around 500 people, perhaps with just one extra layer, set off for a five mile bike ride along the moscow river. so far, the uk has escaped but forecasters say there won't be as much snow as in europe, but the arctic winds could well send temperatures below those of iceland and sweden.
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commuters in london are facing severe disruption this monday morning. staff on the city's subway system, the underground, are in the middle of a 24—hour strike over job losses and ticket office closures. the industrial action began at 1800 hours on sunday evening, and the majority of stations within central london are shut, putting pressure on the city's bus and rail services. passengers make around 4.8 million trips on the underground network every day. probably the only people who will be happy about this archive makers, because many people will only be able to get to work in a car because the buses will be rammed. how we get home? a bus, then a train, then a bus, then walking. i am walking and then a train. but it will be quite a day, i'm sure. over the next few days, the world's car makers will be
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taking the wraps off their latest products at the detroit motor show. the car seems more popular than ever — an estimated 75 million were sold last year, but 2017 is already beginning to look like a big year of change for the industry. not least because more of them are looking to invest in the united states. in the last few hours, fiat chrysler has said it will put $1 billion into two us factories, which will create 2000 newjobs. the incoming president donald trump has been piling pressure on carmakers to make the vehicles they sell in the us in the us. meanwhile, the traditional business model of the industry is changing with the disruption coming the technology firms. google, apple and uber are pushing innovations like driverless technology and car sharing apps. and that will also mean more electric cars. global warming and pollution are just two of the reasons many of the established players are focusing their investments in this area. in particular, concerns regarding diesel engines with cities including paris, mexico city, madrid and athens
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all planning to introduce some kind of ban over the next decade to improve air quality. and then there is the prospect of a free trade era slowing down — that's why fiat chrysler is investing in the us, with donald trump threatening several leading manufacturers with tariffs for building cars in mexico. and with so much change, we'll be talking to the boss of rolls royce about the future of his industry. the luxury car market, as it were. is it still thriving? if it is, why? the price of one australia's biggest exports is set to almost halve by 2018. that's the warning from the government there on iron ore, and it's led mining shares to fall in sydney. hardest hit was fortescue metals, which fell more than 3%. bhp billiton and rio tinto are also down.
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and the reason — an apparent slowdown in demand from chinese steelmakers. this comes just a few days after the current high prices for iron ore and other raw materials led australia to record its first trade surplus in almost three years and thereby avoid the risk of a recession. we will be live to be reaching for the latest on that and all of the other business stories. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. thank you very much. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the queen attends church at sandringham — herfirst public appearance since recovering from a heavy cold. the japanese people are in mourning,
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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 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 world news. i'm adnan nawaz. the latest headlines: the funerals are due be held in israel today for four soldiers killed
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by a palestinian attacker who drove a lorry into a crowd injerusalem. three days of national mourning are under way in three days of national mourning are underway in iran. iran's supreme leader, ayatollah khamenei, has led tributes to the influential former president, akbar hashemi rafsanjani, who has died at the age of 82. the entertainment industry has been celebrating the best of film and television at the golden globe awards in los angeles. they're traditionally seen as an indicator of what will do well at the oscars. the film la la land — a nostalgic tribute to hollywood musicals — has won a string of prizes, including best movie — musical or comedy, best score, best original song and best director for damien chazelle. and the golden globe for best movie — drama has gone to moonlight. 0na night like on a night like tonight, our correspondent peter bowes will be wearing a tuxedo. that's where he is. does la la land refer to la? i haven't seen this. it does refer to la- haven't seen this. it does refer to la—of haven't seen this. it does refer to la — of course it does. it's kind of
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tongue—in—cheek reference — la la land, a little bit weird, especially from a distance, but how people live their lives here. i think this picture has really just their lives here. i think this picture has reallyjust captured a mood — and that is a yearning for a little bit of light relief. it's a film that harks back to the golden days of hollywood, but it's a story that's set with the backdrop of modern—day los angeles. so you have the opening scene where cars are stationary, this often are, on the freeways of los angeles, over a bridge. and everyone leaps out of their cars and just bursts into song. it's a story of a love affair between an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist, a kind of boy—meets—girl story. but really, it's just a lot of fun, and it's got a lot of local support because it tells the story of the city. it'll be interesting to see what happens at the oscars if la la land and moonlight are up for bestpen picture — they're so different. 0ne's a drama, one's a musical—comedy. — they're so different. 0ne's a drama, one's a musical-comedy. yes, moonlight is a very different story.
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certainly the momentum is with la la land at the moment — seven out of seven nominations and wins, which rarely happens at the golden globes. moonlight is a about a young black man growing up in miami in the 1980s m, m a man growing up in miami in the 1980s in, in a drug— and crime—infested area, struggling with his sexuality. a coming—of—age story that captures a mood of a certain era. at times, it's a tough film to watch, and the performances are quite gripping. that, equally, is the kind of film that the oscar voters often like to go for. peter, we know you want to talk about night manager. we really wa nt to talk about night manager. we really want to hear about what meryl streep said. she became quite political. what was the award she was receiving? she was receiving a lifetime achievement award. she's got to that point in her career. she's been nominated 30 times over the years for a golden globe, but this was essentially bringing everything together. she didn't really talk about the business that much — she talked politics. it was
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really a thinly veiled attack on donald trump. "all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in american society. think about it — hollywood, foreigners, and the press." yes, ok. so you have got time now to tell us about night manager — a good night for british stars, i suppose that would mean? yes, definitely. several british stars in this drama that some people said couldn't be made. this is the really quite gripping, suspense story that was based on a novel — some people describe it as one of the best television series of all time, managing to get all of this action into six hours, six one—hour episodes. it won a slew of awards for all of the british stars, like tom hiddleston, and hugh laurie, of course, who is best supporting actor in this series. it's not only popular, of course, in the uk - it's not only popular, of course, in the uk — it's a it's not only popular, of course, in the uk - it's a bbc it's not only popular, of course, in the uk — it's a bbc production — but it's on cable television here — and highly acclaimed by american critics
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as well. as always, peter, really appreciate it. peter bowes in los angeles. in other news: the british foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has met key advisors to the us president—elect, donald trump, on an unannounced visit to new york. 0fficials described their three—hour discussions as "positive, but frank." it's understood they discussed us policy towards syria, china and russia. mrjohnson will hold talks with senior members of congress in washington later on monday. the french defence minister has revealed that 211,000 cyberattacks against defence targets in france were prevented last year. jean—yves le drian said attacks against the french military were doubling in number every year, and warned that his country's infrastructure was at risk. he also said it couldn't be ruled out that some people may try to interfere with the presidential election in april and may. the nigerian president, muhammadu buhari, says he's hopeful the remaining 195 five schoolgirls captured from the town of chibok the remaining 195 schoolgirls captured from the town of chibok will be rescued. the islamist militant group boko haram drew international media attention when it seized
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the girls in april 2014. more than 20 have been rescued or found since then, including one last week. queen elizabeth has appeared in public for the first time in several weeks, attending a church service at sandringham in eastern england, where the royal family traditionally spends the christmas holiday. this report by our royal correspondent daniela relph contains flash photography. it had been a much anticipated arrival. driven in a state bentley, it was the first time the queen was seen in public since arriving on the sandringham estate before christmas. cheered as she emerged from the car, she arrived just before 11am for the church service, accompanied by the duke of edinburgh. she had missed church on christmas and new year's day due to a heavy, lingering cold. those who waited were pleased to see her. we saw her very close up and she looked a little bit frail, to be honest, but it is nice to see her. it was really exciting!
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when you see her you get a little buzz. it is good to know she was coming. she looked bright in the car and that was quite nice, really. the queen's speech, recorded a couple of weeks before christmas day, was one of the last times the monarch had been seen. she also carried out an investiture in early december. over the past three weeks she has been laid low. as a precaution, she was advised to stay inside and rest to help her recovery. the queen's attendance at church is a sign she is feeling much better. her appearance today will ease the inevitable concern and speculation that arose during her absence from church over previous weeks. after church, the queen was driven back to the main house on the estate. she will remain in norfolk until next month. a unity concert has been held in cyprus between greek and turkish locals as the two communities
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prepare to start reunification talks. the un—backed negotiations are due to take place in geneva on monday and are seen as the best chance in a decade to end the a2—year division of the mediterranean island. turkey invaded part of the island in 1974 following an attempt by greece to unify itself with cyprus. in sport: we'll start with football, and there are 67 league places — as well as a gulf in riches — between liverpool and plymouth argyle, but the visitors forced a draw at anfield on sunday. it was in the third round of the english fa cup and, with an average age ofjust 21, jurgen klopp fielded the youngest team in liverpool's history, making ten changes to his side. despite 80% possession, liverpool couldn't score — but neither could plymouth, so they'll have to play it again. the premier league leaders, chelsea, were dominant against their lower—league opposition. captainjohn terry was sent off in the second half, but it made little difference. pedro rodriguez scored twice as peterborough were beaten 4—1. dimitrov is the new brisbane
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international tennis champion, beating kei nishikori in three sets. the bulgarian, grigor dimitrov, won the deciding set 6—3 to take his first title in over two years. good preparation, this, for next week's australian open. nishikori was the third top ten player dimitrov beat on his way to the title. the film la la land has won in all seven categories it was nominated in — including taking best motion picture — comedy or musical. its lead actors — ryan gosling and emma stone — won, as did the film's director, damien chazelle. british actors tom hiddleston and hugh laurie took awards for their roles in the tv drama the night manager. and the golden globe for best movie — drama has gone to moonlight. coming up injust a couple of minutes, sally has all the latest business news in world business report. first a look at the weather where you are. hello.
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many of us have had a grey and murky weekend. the weather is on the change but that means wet weather will arrive. first thing in the morning in ireland and scotland and it the showers will return frequent and heavy across the moors and scotland for snow on high ground. frequent wintry showers overnight. a brisk, cold wind over scotland. sunshine for northern ireland and scotla nd sunshine for northern ireland and scotland developing at 8:00. that band of heavy rain and quite squally winds pushes into more north—western parts of england and wales — not very clever rush hour here. further south and east, it's mostly dry, if a cloudy start, for most of the day. most of the fog will have lifted by this stage, as the wind freshens up. the rain continues to drive
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southwards and eastwards across england and wales. we can all expect rain at some stage. it brightens up with sunshine, but brisk winds will carry a lot of showers to northern ireland, and particular western scotla nd ireland, and particular western scotland — it will feel cold at four 01’ scotland — it will feel cold at four or five degrees. briefly possibly nine or ten degrees before the rain arrives at the south—east. the rain clears overnight, then a run of westerly winds that are brisk and carrying further showers, particularly to the north and west. chilly and temperatures close to freezing in one or two places, but not too much in the way of sharp frost. through tuesday, things will cloud up from the west. the best of the brightness across more eastern areas. the cloud will generate bands of rain pushing in. it will also introduce milder air again, so temperatures beginning to ease back up temperatures beginning to ease back up again. double figures in some western areas by the end of the day. by western areas by the end of the day. by wednesday, it's all changed again. one more mild day across southern areas. further north, we'll have a cold front heading
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southwards. temperatures starting to fall back again. that is a sign of things to come. we're going to see a plunge of art to care —— arctic air over the week. a shock to the system for some of us. rain running along the south coast for a time. behind that, it brightens up and turns much colder, with snow down to quite low levels across the northern areas on thursday. this is bbc world news. the headlines: the funerals are due be held in israel today for four soldiers killed by a palestinian attacker who drove a lorry into a crowd injerusalem. the israeli government has said he was inspired by the so—called islamic state group. three days of national mourning are underway in iran after the death of the former president, akbar hashemi rafsanjani, at the age of 82. he was a key supporter of the current president, the moderate hassan rouhani. more than 20 people have died because of bitterly cold weather in much of central and eastern europe over the weekend. temperatures have been as low as —30 celsius,
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with snow covering the continent as far south as turkey. the entertainment industry has been celebrating the best of film and television at the golden globe awards in los angeles. la la land, a nostalgic tribute to hollywood musicals, has won a string of prizes.
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