i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: the main suspect in the istanbul night—club shooting has been captured. 39 people were killed in the new year attack. china says it will "take the gloves off" and take strong action if donald trump continues to provoke it over taiwan. i'm kasia madera in london. rolling out the red carpet — president xi jinping makes his first appearance at the world economic forum as china goes big in davos. seeking out local talent — beijing cracks down on foreign footballers in the super league in a bid to cut costs. good morning.
it's 9am in singapore, 1am in london and 4am in the turkish city of istanbul, where police have reportedly detained the main suspect behind the new year's eve shooting at a nightclub. 39 people were killed and seventy injured in the attack. the so—called islamic state has claimed responsibility for the shooting. our turkey correspondent mark lowen has the latest. this was the culmination of a huge nationwide police manhunt that appears to have finally apprehended a 30—year—old man, uzbek national, abdulkadir masharipov, believed to be the main suspect behind the istanbul nightclub attack. in the aftermath of the attack he managed to escape, to flee the scene. apparently, they were staying in an apartment belonging to a friend.
photographs released on social media and state media show him very bloodied with a heavily bruised face, wearing a grey t—shirt and being held by his throat. he is undergoing a medical check and he has been transferred to police custody. there were fears in the aftermath of the attack that he might have escaped turkey. he managed to flee the nightclub after shooting dead 39 people. there were fears he could escape to islamic state held territory but it appears that the police have caught the most wa nted that the police have caught the most wanted man in the country. the fact that there was this massive manhunt for him, as you say, and the fact that he has been caught within istanbul, what does it say about the state of the security operations? well, two points on that, first of all the state of the intelligence that appears to have holes in it, which is allowing in a sense of
these terror at tax to keep happening. this was the 28 major attack in the space of 18 months. so the fact that it happened at all will be of course the main concern for the country. and then the fact that he was caught in istanbul, well, that shows i suppose that he didn't manage to escape turkey, that the border controls were stepped up hugely, they are really stringent, but they were tightened even more after the nightclub attack with the fear that he could have slipped out to syria and iraq. and then that he was caught in istanbul showing finally that the turkish police were tapping into intelligence networks here to chatter on intelligence, from intelligence networks, and picking up some kind of location that they finally closed in on. there was a raid on another istanbul suburb a week ago which turned up nothing else but tonight they honed in on this place which is to the west of istanbul, i7 in on this place which is to the west of istanbul, 17 miles, 2a kilometres west of the city. it also
shows he managed to benefit from a support network to some extent, managing to take refuge in an apartment belonging to a tedious national. he will be questioned as to any kind of support network to carry out this attack in the heart of the city. we'll keep you up to date with any developments on that arrest. but now for the day's other big stories. in just four days‘ time donald trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the united states. he's been busy ahead of the ceremony. as well as meeting the son of martin luther king he's also been criticising germany's chancellor, threatened its automakers with tough taxes, and questioned the relevance of the nato military alliance. our north american editorjon sopel explains what we might expect from mr trump's foreign policy. there isn't an overarching philosophy.
in the bush—blair era we had liberal interventionism. some people have chosen to portray donald trump as an isolationist. i don't think that's right. as with everything with donald trump, you have to view him through the prism of a businessman and a dealmaker. if you look at the transcript of the interview he made, it's peppered with remarks about doing a deal with this one and that one. he talks about his cabinet choices, what makes them good? they're good deal makers. he wants to do a deal with britain on trade and a deal with nato to get nato countries to spend more, he wants to do deals with china, russia, deals in the middle east and that's the way he thinks. the worry in the diplomatic community in washington is if you do one deal it has consequences somehere else. it's like three—dimensional chess. you can't move one piece without the other pieces on the board being affected and there is a feeling that
donald trump doesn't get that. donald trump's focus, if he can help it, is not to be on international affairs, it's to focus on us issues, jobs, healthcare, that's where he wants the first few months of his administration to focus on. a little later in the programme, we have a special report on how china is preparing for mr trump's inauguration. so, stay with us for that. before that, some other news: a turkish cargo plane has crashed in kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. the boeing 7a7 was en route from hong kong to istanbul in turkey. all the crew and several children on the ground are believed to be among the dead. it's thought that visibility was bad at the time of the crash because of thick fog. carrie lam has confirmed she will run for the chief executive'sjob in hong kong. she's considered beijing's preferred choice for the role. the news was confirmed just hours after the state council accepted her resignation and that of financial secretary john tsang. the contest to choose the next chief
executive will be held in march. i have received a lot of support and encouragement, not only from friends and colleagues but also citizens at large. i am humbled by the trust they place in me and their confidence that i am able to take hong kong, the city we love, to new heights. an inquest has heard that some of the victims of the 2015 terror attack on a beach resort in tunisia might have been saved if local security forces had acted more quickly. seifeddine rezgui went on the rampage at a hotel resort near sousse before he was shot dead. it's now been claimed that tunisian forces had deliberately delayed confronting the gunman. just four months after announcing his retirement, the experienced formula one driver felipe massa has performed a u—turn.
i am running out of puns. he'll drive for the williams team in the forthcoming season. massa has driven in 250 grand prixs to date, almost winning the title in 2008, when he missed out byjust one point. and finally, rime to say a temporary farewell to the iconic billboards at the centre of piccadilly circus right here in london. the lights have been switched off for renovations and they will stay off until later this year. the billboards have displayed ads for more than a century. it is the first time since world war two the lights have gone off, there they go, except for power cuts and special events. looks completely different now. xi jinping is the first chinese leader to attend the world economic forum in davos. he's expected to push for more inclusive globalisation as the meeting kicks off in switzerland.
this year's gathering in the alpine resort is focusing on how leaders should respond to growing populism and protectionism. earlier, i spoke to victor gao, a former interpreter for deng xiaoping and now director of the china national association of international studies. i think president xi jingping's visit to switzerland and his speech at the davos world economic forum are very important evidence, especially because mr donald trump is becoming us president very soon and the new us administration under president trump most likely will go towards protectionism and will withdraw from globalisation. i think president xi jingping will talk about what a responsible leader should be, what a responsible government should be, how a country should join in globalisation rather than fight against globalisation and the countries in the world need to get their act together in overcoming the threat of protectionism and really create win—win situations so that every country can benefit from more global trade rather than one country benefits at the expense
of the other countries. i think this will be the major theme of his speech in davos. you said it could be a way to counter the anti—global trump protectionist rhetoric. why is it important for china to be there now? davos really gathers all the major government and corporate leaders throughout the world into one single setting where they can put their heads together to talk about the challenges that the world economy would face in the world today. i think in this kind of forum, the leaders, both government
and corporate leaders, can really compare notes with each other, talk with each other, engage with each other and come up with more coherent themes for how the global economy needs to be developed this year as well as beyond. i think this will be important for the global audience to listen to what china has to say, to what president xi jingping has to say about how china can get its act together and become a leader of free trade and globalisation in the years to come. a chance for china to become more globally influential but given donald trump's criticisms of china, especially on the one china policy, are we going to see a stronger response from president xi? we need to wait until mr donald trump becomes the president onjanuary the 20th and we need to size up what he has to say and what he has to do as the new president of the united states. as far as china is concerned, the one china policy is the red
line, the bottom line, and china will never move from this very important policy. therefore china will not talk to any other country or any other leader, including mr donald trump, about the one china policy. 0n the other hand china can help a great deal in helping president trump achieve the goal of making america great again if that goal does not conflict with making the rest of the world great again. so between china and the united states, i hope there will be many deals together. we'll keep the focus on china and trump. let's return to that candid interview by america's next president, donald trump, which has caused concern among european leaders. the president—elect has upset the eu when he praised britain's vote to leave the union and said that other countries could follow suit. china has also reacted strongly to mr trump's latest pronouncements.
state media in beijing said there would be strong action if mr trump continued to provoke china over taiwan. 0ur correspondentjohn sudworth reports from beijing. not everyone in china is taking donald trump too seriously. his inauguration this week comes just ahead of the chinese new year of the rooster. and this factory is making, well, giant trump lookalike chicken balloons. the orders are flowing in, we can barely cope, the boss tells me. but increasingly mr trump is becoming a target of anger... ..rather than a figure of fun. mock—ups of taiwanese ships provide shooting practice at this chinese military museum.
just across the taiwan strait. while us presidents have long avoided challenging beijing's claim to sovereignty, the so—called one china policy, mr trump says he might. "china's military, especially our navy, is growing stronger, we don't fear us provocation", this man tells me. "we want peace, but if they cross our red line we have to take measures," this woman agrees. last week, in a move seen by some as intended to make that very point, china sent its aircraft carrier through the taiwan strait. and china's communist party run newspapers have issued a stark warning, telling mr trump that if he changes us policy, beijing will have no choice but to take off the gloves, and that china will mercilessly combat those who advocate taiwan's independence. these chinese workers make luxury
marble products for the us market. for them, the biggest fear is not rising military tension, but a trade war. their american boss believes mr trump's threatened tariffs will do nothing to change the basic market reality. hiring one worker in the states, that could hire five to six in china. so moving our business to the states would impinge into our margins which would then reflect on consumer pricing. and it would be very difficult to run a business that way. the world is about to find out whether one of the most vital and complex bilateral relationships is to undergo a profound change. before his election, china could simply dismiss
donald trump's rhetoric as the overinflated blast of the campaign trail. not any more. and china is making it increasingly clear that while it has a lot to lose, so, too, does america and the wider world. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: a warning that well—meaning aid donations can sometimes make a bad situation worse. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attacks since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry, and it's one of its biggest, but the industry is nervous of this report. this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts of kobe were simply demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she'd been given no help and no advice by the authorities.
she stood outside the ruins of her business. tens of thousands of black children in south africa have taken advantage of laws, passed by the country's new multiracial government, and enrolled at formerly white schools. tonight sees the 9,610th performance of her long—running play, the mousetrap. when they heard about her death today, the management considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would have been the last person to want such a thing. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub attack at new year, in which 39 people died, has been captured. chinese state media has said beijing will take the gloves off and pursue strong countermeasures if donald trump continues to provoke it over taiwan.
let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. let's start with the philippine star, which says senators have warned president duterte to shut up about imposing martial law. they say his comments could drive away tourists and investors, and that martial law would do nothing to help the president's fight against drugs. the china daily leads on the visit to switzerland by the chinese president, xijinping. the paper says china and switzerland agreed on monday to upgrade their free trade agreement. the picture shows president xi with the swiss president, doris leuthard. the south china morning post is leading on a story we brought you earlier in the programme, the battle to be the next leader of hong kong. the paper says carrie lam is considered to be beijing's preferred choice for chief executive, but she is expected
to be competing against john tsang, who has yet to declare his candidacy. the football authorities in china have ruled that only three foreign players will be allowed to take part in any match in the country's super league next season. chinese clubs have been spending millions on overseas players such as oscar and carlos tevez, while rumours continue to swirl around the likes of diego costa. chris mitchell is in the bbc‘s sport centre, with the latest. the last transfer window last year, when the chinese super league came to all of our attentions, they spent something in the realm of $300 million on players then. and the spending in this transfer window, because that's what they're in at the moment, the league starts in march, the spending is upwards of that. so it is eye—watering, and the chinese fa want it to stop.
they call this spending irrational, and i think anybody of sane mind would probably say the same thing. the chinese super league is only 13 years old, the standard of which isn't that high, is spending way above what these players perhaps are worth on the european market, because they want to have these european players in their league, to up the standard. the game there is worth a lot of money. the tv rights are huge, $250 million for those. attendances are going up. this is a booming market for them, but the chinese football association have said it's got to stop. they have called it irrational spending. so they're taking it from five foreign players allowed in a match day team, down to three. and interestingly, they are also saying that in those teams, there must be two chinese players who are under 23, one of which must start that game, the game they've been picked for.
so not only are they trying to pull themselves away from this fascination, addiction, if you like, to foreign stars, they're trying to foster an interest in home—grown talent. and it's interesting, because that is what leagues across europe have been trying to do for some time now. chris, they suddenly have their eye on winning the world cup. but we all want to know what will happen with diego costa. will this have an effect on him? well, it is already having an effect on him, if you are to believe the newspapers. he didn't play at the weekend. he trained alone today in surrey, in the south of england. there are reports that he's had bust—ups on the training ground with two of his fitness trainers. reports, as well, that we can't sort of confirm, that antonio conte said, "if you don't like it here, go to china, and see how much money you can make." reports are that they want to pay a transfer fee of around $60 million plus for him.
but the rumour is, or the story is, from chelsea and roman abramovich, the man who owns the club, the russian billionaire says he's not for sale. but you're right, this is all about china wanting to become a superpower in football. the president of china said a couple of years ago they want to win the world cup, they want to host the world cup, and they want to do that within 15 years. this action that was taken today is another step to try to make that happen, but they have a long, long way to go. as for diego costa, who knows? but i suspect — well, what do i suspect? if you read the papers, he's going to go to chelsea, because if a player doesn't want to play for a club, there's not a lot the club can do. we've seen this before. if a player refuses to play and train, in the end, the club usually sells. now to a problem facing aid
workers across the globe, so—called unhelpful donations, that can cost governments millions of dollars. the red cross in australia says those goods put a heavy burden on governments receiving the goods. australians are being urged not to send unrequested items to people in disaster zones. here is why. in the last hour i spoke tojess lees, project manager for the report. she has worked in the humanitarian sector for many years, and has experience in disaster zones such as typhoon haiyan in the philippines and tropical cyclone winston in fiji. i asked how much of a problem unwanted donations are. the last thing we want to do is to undermine the generosity of the well—meaning public, and that's exactly not what we're trying to do with the messages coming out of this report, is to redirect people's generosity into ensuring that they're really helping the humanitarian system provide the most effective and efficient relief possible. and what the report suggests and finds is that the way to do that is through providing cash.
cash is absolutely best. and tell us about the burden it puts on aid agencies like yours. so what the report looks into is the unintended consequences of when very well—meaning groups and individuals have collection drives, where they collect clothes and other items, such as high heels, handbags and others, that have been sent to recent international disasters. and when these things are collected and they're sent over, they arrive at ports and they clog up the system that's been set up to streamline, to provide life—saving support to those who really need it. as you can imagine, container—loads worth of high heels and woollen blankets in the pacific, prioritising those is not really at the forefront of what the aid agencies are there to do. they want to provide things like emergency shelter and water and food, and things that people who have lost everything really need. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will be looking ahead to president xijinping's key
speech at davos. this is an absolutely huge alligator, spotted going for a stroll in florida. it has been nicknamed ‘humpback‘. local resident kim joiner posted the video on social media. i don't understand why they are not just running the other way. good morning. we got some topsy—turvy weather conditions across the country yesterday. last week's snow still just about lying to the tops of high ground in scotland. a lot of cloud around, but look at the temperature. 12 degrees, incredibly mild for this time of year. a different story further south and east. there were some brief glimpses of sunshine across the kent coast, but it was cold. four orfive generally in the south—east corner. that is because the nearer the area of high pressure and the cold air coming from the near continent.
at the same time, we've got winds coming from a south—westerly direction in scotland driving in this milder air. there will continue to be quite a lot of cloud, thick enough for drizzle. not a cold start to the day, but in the south—east corner, we're going to see temperatures hovering around freezing. but it will be quite a mucky start to the day through scotland and northern ireland. a lot of cloud around with hill fog and bits and pieces of showery rain through eastern scotland down across the borders towards the isle of man and north—west england. further south, maybe the cloud thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle, but nothing especially significant. but it will be mild. through the isle of wight up into east anglia, here it will be cold and frosty. i suspect we will see more in the way of sunshine through tuesday. clear skies, a beautiful day developing for many of us. further north and west, it stays cloudy, stays pretty murky close to the coast, but it stays incredibly mild. with eastern scotland brightening up into the afternoon, we could see highs of 12 degrees.
but generally around 10 celsius through scotland and northern ireland. into that south—east corner, despite the sunshine, it stays cold — four or five. and so that means for the fa cup third—round replays, it is going to be cold at wimbledon, but burnley and barnsley looks as though it will stay with a little more cloud, not quite so cold there. with the clear skies through the day, that will allow for those temperatures to really fall away overnight tuesday into wednesday. perhaps the coldest of the nights through the week. we could see lows down to —2, “4 in rural spots. —i close to towns and city centres. elsewhere, it is going to be cloudy and rather mild. and that theme, what a surprise, continues into wednesday. once we lose the frost, it is going to be a glorious day across much of southern england, but it looks as though it will stay rather cloudy. but double—digits again in the far north, 10 degrees the high. things become more uniform thursday into friday. not quite as sunny in the south, and not quite as warm in the north. take care.
hello, i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub attack at new year has been captured following a huge man hunt. 34—year—old abdulkadir masharipov, an uzbek national, was arrested after a police raid at a housing complex in the city. he was reportedly found with his four year—old son. beijing says it will "take the gloves off" and pursue "strong countermeasures" if donald trump continues to provoke it over taiwan. it comes after the us president—elect challenged the 0ne—china policy. and this video is trending on bbc.com: it's time to say a temporary farewell to the iconic billboards at the centre of piccadilly circus in london. the lights have been switched off for renovations and they'll stay off until later this year. that's all from me now. stay with us here on bbc world news. and the top story here in the uk: