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top t? if iiiéi “ni tiff. ”2m; ”12.21 cloud. largely dry. top temperatures of around 7— eight degrees. but if you do, sleep well, and enjoy your day tomorrow. goodbye. welcome to newsday, i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub attack at new year were 39 died has been captured. china says it will take the gloves off and pursue strong countermeasures if donald trump continues to provoke it over taiwan. i'm kasia madera in london. rolling out the red carpet at davos. xi jingping becomes the first chinese leader to visit the world economic forum. and seeking out the local talent. beijing cracks down on the use of foreign footballers in the country's super league. live from our studios in singapore and london. this is bbc world news.
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it's newsday. good morning, it's 8am in singapore, midnight in london and 3am 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 70 injured in the attack. the so—called islamic state have claimed responsibility for the shooting and our turkey correspondent mark lohan has the latest. this is the commendation of a huge nationwide police manhunt that appears to have finally apprehended appears to have finally apprehended a 30—year—old man, as beck 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. there we re to escape, to flee the scene. there were fears he could have even left turkey, managing to get to areas controlled by so—called islamic state, which said it was behind the attack, but that wasn't the case. he
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was arrested tonight in a western istanbul suburb of esenyu rt was arrested tonight in a western istanbul suburb of esenyurt along with his four—year—old son and others. they were reportedly hiding in an apartment belonging to a kwqyz in an apartment belonging to a kyrgyz man in istanbul, so there will be questions over his support network that he managed to have an questions over whether he had support and accomplices bore the attack itself, in which he is thought to have killed 39 people —— for the. most were arab tourists, some were turkish nationals, some jumped into the freezing bosporus to escape. the photographs show him very heavily bruised, being held by his neck wearing a grey t—shirt and bloodied. he's been transferred to police custody now and the turkish authorities will be hugely relieved by this capture but the greater challenge for turkey going forward is how to secure this country, how to prevent the wave of terror attacks that is engulfing turkey from continuing and how to step up
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intelligence so as to reassure a country that frankly feels very shaken at the moment. mark lowen in istanbul reporting on the arrest that took place in the past few hours. we will keep you up to date with any developments and reaction but now some of the day's other big stories. of course it's just four days time until donald trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the us. he has been busy ahead of the us. he has been busy ahead of the ceremony, as you can see, he's been meeting the son of martin luther king and he's also been criticising germany's chancellor angela merkel and threatening its automakers with tough taxes and he's questioned the relevance of the nato military alliance. 0ur north america editorjon sopel explains what we might expect from mr trump's foreign policy. there isn't an overarching philosophy. in the bush and blair era we have liberal interventionism. some people have chosen to sew him
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as an isolationist. i don't think that's right, as everything with donald trump you have to see him as a dealmaker. if you look at the transcript of the interview he made, it is 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 they're good deal makers. he wants todoa they're good deal makers. he wants to do a deal with britain on trade and a deal with nato to get countries to spend more, deals with china, russia, deals in the middle east and that's the way he thinks. the worry of the diplomatic community in washington is if you do one piece without the other pieces 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 once the
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first few months of his administration to focus on. -- where he once. stay with us on newsday because later we will have a special report on how china is preparing for the inauguration. now some of the other day's other news and a turkish cargo plane has crashed in kurdistan. at least 37 we re crashed in kurdistan. at least 37 were killed. the boeing 7a7 was en route from hong kong to istanbul in turkey. all the crew and seven on the ground are thought to have died. it is thought was bad because of thick fog. carrie lamb is to run for the chief executive job in hong thick fog. carrie lamb is to run for the chief executivejob in hong kong and she is the beijing favourite. it was confirmed hours after the state council accepted her resignation and that of financial secretary jong sank. the contest will be held in march. i have received a lot of support and
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encouragement, not only from friends and colleagues but also citizens at large. iam humbled by the and colleagues but also citizens at large. i am humbled by the trust and a 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 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. he went on the rampage at the 5—star resort near sousse for more than half an hour before he was shot dead. it's 110w hour before he was shot dead. it's now being claimed tunisian forces deliberately delayed confronting the gunman. wwe hall of fame starred jimmy abdulkadir two ——jimmy snuka has died at 73. he was surrounded by
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friends. he was in hospitalfor several years due to dementia but it's not yet clear how he died. four months after announcing his retirement, the experienced formula 1 driver felipe massa has performed a u—turn! he will drive for the williams team in the forthcoming season. williams team in the forthcoming season. he has driven in 240 grand prix to date, almost winning the title in 2008 when he just missed by one point. time to say a temporary farewell to these iconic billboards in the centre of piccadilly circus in london. the lights have been switched off for renovations and they will stay of until later this year. can you believe they have displayed ads for more than a century? this is the first time since the second world war that the lights have gone off except for power cuts and special events. looks
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sad! xijingping is the xi jingping is the first chinese leader to attend the world economic forum in davos. he's expected to push for more inconclusive globalisation as the meeting kicks off in switzerland. —— inclusive. they are focusing on how leaders should respond to growing populism and protectionism. joining me now from beijing is a former interpreter for deng xiao ping and now director of the china national association of international studies. welcome to the programme. i mentioned the president and his first time in davos, how significant is this visit and what are you expecting from his keynote speech? 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
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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 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
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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
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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 on january the 20th and we need to size up january 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 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
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united states, i hope there will be many deals together. thank you mr gao, it should become clear this friday when donald trump becomes the president. thanks for joining friday when donald trump becomes the president. thanks forjoining us, victor gao, the director of the china association for international studies. 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.
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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
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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
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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're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the aid that saves lives — and the aid thatjust wastes time. how well—meaning donations
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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
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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 madeira, 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 ta ke let's take a look at some of the 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
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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. and the south china morning post leads on 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's 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,
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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 spend something in the realm of $300 million on players then, and the spinning in this transfer window, the league starting march, the spinning is upwards of that. it is eye watering —— spending. the chinese football association wanted to stop. they call this spinning irrational, and anybody of some mind would probably say the same thing. the chinese super league is only 13 yea rs the chinese super league is only 13 years old, the standard of which is not that high, and it is spending way above what these players perhaps a word on the european market because they want to have these european players in their league two
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up european players in their league two up the standard. the game is worth a lot of money there. the tv rights are huge, $250 million for those. attendance is going up. this is a booming market for them, but the chinese football association says it has to stop. they have called it irrational spending. they are taking it from five foreign players allowed ina it from five foreign players allowed in a match day came down to three. interestingly, they are also saying in those teams, they must be to chinese players who are under 23, one of which must start that game. the game they have been picked for. not only are they trying to pull themselves away from this fascination, addiction, to foreign stars, they are trying to foster an interest in home—grown talent. it is interesting, because that is what leads across europe have been trying to do for some time now. they suddenly have their eye on winning the world cup. but we want to know what will happen with diego costa.
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will this have an effect on him? it is having an effect on him if you are to believed the newspapers. he did not play at the weekend. he trained alone today in surrey in the south of england. there are reports that he has had bust ups on the training ground with two of his fitness trainers and reports that we can't sort of confirmed that antonio co nte can't sort of confirmed that antonio conte said if you don't like it here, go to china. see how much money you can make. reports are that they want to pay him a transfer fee of around $60 million for him. the rumour is, or the story from chelsea, and the men who owns the club, the russian billionaire, says he is not for sale. but this is all about china. they want to become a superpower in football. the president of china said a couple of yea rs president of china said a couple of years ago they want to win the world cup and they want to host the world cup, and they want to do that within 15 years. this action taken today is
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another step to try to make that happen, but they have a long way to go. as for diego costa, who knows? i suspect, well, what do i suspect? if you read the papers, he will go to chelsea. if a player does not want to play for a club, there is not a lot the club can do. we have seen this before. if a player refuses to play and train, the club usually sells in the end. chris mitchell. a staggering sum, those amounts being quoted. s reportedly earning $740,000 a week —— carlos tevez. you have a really interesting story, a problem you would not normally expect from charities. tell us more. it is 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.
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australians are being urged not to send unrequested items to people in disaster zones. here's why. in the last hour, i spoke tojess lees, project manager for the report. she's worked in the humanitarian sector for many years and has experience in disaster zones such as typhoon haiyan in the philipppines and tropical cyclone winston in fiji. i asked how much of a problem unwanted donations are. the last thing we want to do is undermine the generosity of the well—meaning public, and that is not what we are trying to do with the m essa 9 es what we are trying to do with the messages coming out of this report. we wa nt messages coming out of this report. we want to redirect people's generosity into ensuring that they are generosity into ensuring that they a re really generosity into ensuring that they are really helping the humanitarian system provide the most effective and efficient believe possible. the report suggests and provides that the way to do that is through providing cash. cash is absolutely best. tell us about the burden it puts on aid agencies like yours. what the report looks into is the
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unintended consequences of when 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 centuries and international disasters. when these things are collected and sent over, they arrived at ports and clog up they arrived at ports and clog up the system that has been set up to streamline to provide life—saving support to those who really needed. as you can imagine, container loads with high heels and woollen blankets in the pacific are not prioritising what the aid agencies are there to do. they were to provide things like emergency shelter and water and food and things that people who have lost everything really need. some good advice there. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will be looking ahead to president xijinping's key speech at davos. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures.
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this is an absolutely huge alligator, spotted going for a stroll in florida. it's been nicknamed "humpback". he is enormous. i would not go anywhere near him. thank you for watching. good morning. we have some to psy—tu rvy good morning. we have some topsy—turvy weather conditions across the country yesterday. last week, snow, stilljust about lying on the tops of high ground in scotland. a lot of cloud around, but look at the temperature. 12 degrees, incredibly mild this time of year. a different story further south and east. brief glimpses of sunshine across the kent coast, but cold. four or five across the kent coast, but cold. four orfive in the across the kent coast, but cold. four or five in the south—east corner. that is because the nearer the area of high pressure and the cold aircoming the area of high pressure and the cold air coming from the near
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continent, at the same time, wind coming from the south—westerly direction driving in mild air. it will continue to be cloudy, sick enough or drizzle. a cold start through the day, but in the south—east corner, temperatures hovering around freezing. it will be a marquee started the day to scotla nd a marquee started the day to scotland and northern ireland. a lot of cloud around with hill fog and bits and pieces of showery rain through eastern scotland across the borders towards the isle of man in north—west england. further south, cloud thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle, but nothing especially significant. it will be mild. through the isle of wight up into east anglia, it will be cold and frosty. i suspect we will see more in the way of sunshine to tuesday. clear skies and a beautiful day developing for many. further north and west, cloudy and murky close to the coast. but it stays incredibly mild with eastern scotland brightening into the afternoon. we could see highs of 12 degrees.
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generally around 10 celsius for scotla nd generally around 10 celsius for scotland and northern ireland. into that south—east corner, despite sunshine, it stays cold. four or five. for the fa cup third—round replays, it will be cold at wimbledon, but burnley and barnsley looks as though it will stay not so cold with a little cloud. with the clear skies through the day, that will allow for temperatures to really fall away overnight tuesday into wednesday. perhaps the coldest of the night through the week. we could see those down two —2 —4 in rural spots. —1 close to towns and city centres. elsewhere, cloudy and mild. that theme continues into wednesday. 0nce mild. that theme continues into wednesday. once we lose the frost, it will be a glorious day across much of southern england, but it looks as though it will stay cloudy. double digits again in the final. 10 degrees beehive. things become more uniform to stay into friday. not quite as any in the south and not as
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warm in the north. take care. 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 manhunt. 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 in an apartment. china says it will take the gloves off and pursue strong countermeasures if donald trump continues to provoke it over taiwan. it comes after mr trump challenged the one china policy. and this video is trending on 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. the billboards have displayed ads for more than a century. that's all from me now.
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