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hello. you're watching bbc world news, i'm adnan nawaz. our top story this hour: in a much anticipated speech, the british prime minister will set out her vision for brexit. theresa may is expected to say britain will make a clean break with the european union, and embrace a truly global future. welcome to the programme. our other main stories this hour: turkish police say they've captured the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub shooting. 39 people were killed in the new year attack. he was the last man to leave his footsteps on the moon. captain gene cernan dies at the age of 82. i'm sally bundock, in business: business leaders and investors are braced for the british prime ministers speech as the pound continues to sink against the us dollar. and we gauge the mood among the delegates gathered in davos,
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with the rise of populism are the elite in retreat? just before midday here in the uk this tuesday, prime minister theresa may will set out the clearest vision yet for the terms of britain's departure from the european union. she's been pm sincejuly, after the country voted to leave the union, and having been criticised for not providing enough of a vision of the country's future outside the bloc, this is a hugely anticipated speech. one of the things theresa may will say is that the uk shouldn't be half in, half out, something being taken as a hint she's prepared to take the country out of the single market in order to control its borders and laws. carol walker reports. after months of pressure to tell us more about her brexit plan, theresa
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may will strike an optimistic note, telling us she wants a truly global britain, which gets out into the world. the prime minister may not be explicit, but she will again signal that she's ready to take britain out of the european single market and perhaps the customs union too in order to gain control of immigration and freedom from european law. order to gain control of immigration and freedom from european lawli think it's highly likely we'll be coming out of the formal structures of the customs union and single market because that's the way we can illegal the global opportunities brexit presents, notjust controlling immigration but free trade opportunities. shield tell eu leaders: but she'll say she wants a new and equal partnership, declaring: donald trump's offer of a quick, fair trade deal with the uk got the thumbs up from leading brexiteers, but while the president—elect said the uk was so smart to vote for
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brexit, those who disagreed want britain to fight to stay in the single market. i think the prime minister must not wave the white flag and give up on our membership of the single market. if she cares about britain's future, if she's going to fight for britain and fight oui’ corner, going to fight for britain and fight our corner, then she needs to be fighting for britain to be in the single market even if we leave the european union. she also needs to indicate the final deal will be put to the british people. theresa may will set out 12 priorities for a deal and she sets up two years of ha rd deal and she sets up two years of hard bargaining with 27 members determined to safeguard the future of the eu without britain. carol walker, bbc news. the whole of the business unit today is like this! everything she says will be important, very much a business story as much as a story about anything else. every company boss eyes beat too, whether they be in this country or a european business leader, they want to know how this
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this is going to go, how well our relationship the? —— high speed two. it's crucial for business leaders and the city of london —— i speed two. ——i and the city of london —— i speed two. —— i speak to. as you've been hearing, theresa may will today deliver a highly—anticipated speech on the uk's future outside the european union. reports over the weekend suggest the british prime minister will use today's speech to signal the uk will pull out of the eu single market, although downing street described this as speculation. despite this, the pound hit its lowest level for more than three months on the reports, sterling dropping more than 1% to below $1.20 before recovering slightly. yesterday, the governor of the bank of england said that the next move in interest rates could be either up or down. the central bank cut interest rates in august following the brexit vote, but there are now signs that inflation could shoot up as the weaker pound causes imported goods to become more expensive. we will get an expert view on the
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speech and market reaction in world business report. in a few hours time, xijinping is expected to urge for more inclusive trade deals as he becomes the first ever chinese president to attend the world economic forum in davos. this year's gathering of global leaders is focusing on how policymakers should respond to the rise in populism and protectionism currently sweeping the globe. stay tuned for world business report, we'll be live from the davos in around 20 minutes time. i'll be speaking to the chief executive of lloyds of london, she's one of the delegates attending. and we'll have all the other business stories. i'm on twitter and i'll be backin stories. i'm on twitter and i'll be back in 25 minutes.
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the main suspect behind the new year's eve shooting at an istanbul nightclub has been arrested in a suburb of the turkish city. the attack left 39 dead and 70 injured. the latest from our correspondent in turkey, mark lowen. this was the culmination of a huge nationwide police manhunt that appears to have finally apprehended a 34—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. 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 is not the case. he 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 kyrgyz man in istanbul, so there will be questions of course over his support network that he managed to have. and questions over whether he managed to have support and accomplices for the attack
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itself, in which he is thought to have killed 39 people. most of them were arab tourists, some of them also turkish nationals. people jumping 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. the turkish authorities clearlywill 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 intelligence so as to reassure a country that frankly feels very shaken at the moment. the leaders of germany and france have defended europe after donald trump praised the british decision to leave the european union. in two separate newspaper interviews, the us president—elect said he believed other countries would do the same, and he also touched on a number of foreign policy goals he's set himself. state media in beijing says china
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will take off the gloves and take strong action if mr trump continues to provoke beijing over taiwan. 0ur correspondentjohn sudworth reports from the chinese capital. 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.
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just across the taiwan strait. while us presidents have long avoided challenging beijing's claim to sovereignty, the so—called one china policy, mrtrump 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
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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
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donald trump's rhetoric as the overinflated bluster 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. in other news: police have arrested the wife of omar mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in orlando injune. reports say noor salman will be charged with obstruction ofjustice. police interviewed her after the attack, believing she may have been aware of her husband's plans. the brazilian president, michel temer, says thirty new prisons will be built in the next year to ease overcrowding. five of them will be maximum—securityjails to house gang leaders held responsible for a recent wave of riots and killings. at least 140 prisoners have been killed since the start of the year. after weeks of delays and violent clashes,
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new, bigger denomination banknotes have gone into circulation in venezuela. the introduction of a new 20,000 bolivar note should make transactions easier, and is an attempt to stabilise the country's economy, but some believe it will only worsen the spiralling inflation rate. virginia langeberg reports. venezuelans flocking to the atm lines, waiting to get their hands on the banknotes which the president hopes will help pull the country out of the economic crisis. translation: i hope it works, and that you can withdraw normal notes, and that it all flows well, like before. the new denominations range from 500 to 20,000 bolivars, replacing the most—used 100 bolivar note, which was abruptly scrapped last month by president nicolas maduro, in a bid to disrupt
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the black market. the change caught many by surprise, and the transition has not going smoothly. the new notes were supposed to be released in december, and chaos was caused as venezuelans rush to spend the bills before they were taken out of circulation. violence erupted as people raided warehouses in search of food and medicine, left in short supply. the new denominations should make cash transactions easier, but relief may only be short—lived. the 20,000 bolivar note is worth less than $6 on the widely used blackmarket, and some believe the new notes will only exacerbate the country's high inflation. i think it is more of the same. effectively what we are doing is putting more money on the streets, attracting more inflation. the economic situation, that is getting worse, and it will not change. more notes on the streets means more inflation, depreciation in the currency, and nothing else.
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the 100 bolivar note will now remain legal tender until 20 february, while the international monetary fund is forecasting inflation to hit over 1,600% this year, and few analysts believe the bolivar will increase in value anytime soon. virginia langeberg, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: i will say to the cubs, it took you long enough! i've only got four days left. president 0bama welcomes the chicago cubs to the white house, it follows their first world series win since 1908. 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
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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 bbc world news. the latest headlines: the british prime minister is preparing to deliver a major speech on brexit later — theresa may will set out the principles and objectives that will guide her.
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turkish police say they've captured the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub shooting — 39 people were killed in the new year attack. the last man to walk on the moon has died. 82—year—old gene cernan was the commander of the apollo 17 mission in 1972. he once said that if everyone could experience the beauty of looking back at our planet from the lunar surface, life on earth would be different. catriona renton reports. this is gene, and i'm on the surface. it was on the 14th of december, 1972. gene cernan was the last of a dozen men to walk on the moon. we leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. and with these words, the commander of apollo 17 traced his nine—year—old daughter theresa dawn's initials in the moondust, and headed
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back down to earth. we're on our way, houston. he was born eugene cernan in 193a, in chicago. a qualified naval aviator, in 1963, nasa selected him into its third group of astronauts. he went into space three times, one of only three people to fly to the moon twice. 0k, your pictures are coming in. in all, he logged 566 hours and 15 minutes in space, more than 73 hours of them on the moon's surface. he spent more than 73 hours on the moon's surface. and, as he and his team returned from their last mission, little did they know that was to be the final manned flight to the moon.
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he retired from nasa in 1976 and went into private business. when i looked back at the earth from 250,000 miles away, there's reality, there's home. i wanted to press the freeze button. i wanted to press the freeze button. i wanted to press the freeze button. i wanted to stop time. i really wa nted i wanted to stop time. i really wanted to reach out, put it in my hand, stick it in my spacesuit and bring it home and show it to everybody. gene cernan‘s footprints remain on the moon today. nasa said it is saddened by his loss, and on social media, the kennedy space center put, "ad astra, gene, to the stars." there's more on gene cernan —
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on our website. including an exclusive interview from 2014 in which the apollo 17 commander discusses what it is like to be part of history and why he became unhappy about the us space programme. that's at or you can download the bbc news app. donald trump has a little over three days to wait before he becomes the 45th president of the united states, as the 44th president prepares to leave office, the bbc‘sjon kay has been in chicago to examine ba rack 0bama's legacy. at the president's favourite diner, jon spoke to customers about the 0bama years and their hopes and fears for a trump future. piped through the middle of the donald trump's america. —— right. to get a sense of the country he is taking over. but our next stop is not trump territory. chicago. this
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is barack 0bama's favourite diner. he lived around the corner before he was president and he still comes back. there is your omelette. he is humble, he is strong. tahitia is an 0bama fan, liking the changes he made to healthcare, as a nurse, giving poorer people better access. she is worried donald trump will overturn the reforms hitting the most vulnerable. when he will -- many will be sick, not get medicine, some will die. her son daniel thought having a black president would mean a more inclusive america but he fears donald trump's form of populism is encouraging division. but he fears donald trump's form of populism is encouraging divisionlj do populism is encouraging division.” do feel my safety might be in danger. you feel more honourable? i do, in certain situations. post
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trump? yes, because it is something that you can see from the energy that you can see from the energy that trump built on the way people expressed themselves to support trump. a lot of them have certain beliefs and things like that that do not align with my existence. some here do question the 0bama legacy and think change is overdue. aspiring businesswoman eric hopes donald trump will help people like her. next, please. i believe he is going to open up doors for small business owners, hopefully. instead ofjust trying to great big businesses. matthew. maybe you will be as rich as donald trump in a few yea rs. we be as rich as donald trump in a few years. we had to the suburbs. elgin, where nearly half the population is hispanic. donald trump's plans to build a giant wall along the mexican
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border mean many here cannot support him. never, never. but some views here may surprise you. rosa hopes of all would stop illegal immigrants. we have our own problems here in america. to add more of them coming over here, then i don't think it's a good thing. and in the choir, margarita hopes donald trump will safeguard her pro life catholic values. i am so excited and i am so happy for him and he should not be afraid of anything, not even the world already thing. it seems this is panic community is splitjust as america is split. and look where we are. time to get back on route a5. and the number of democrats in congress who have said they will boycott donald trump's inauguration on friday has risen to 26. it follows mr trump's attack on the prominent civil rights
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campaigner and democrat congressman, john lewis — who said mr trump was not a legitimate president. there are 535 members of congress, across both houses. to tennis now and day two at the australian open tournamanet —— tournament at melbourne park. number 2 serena williams‘ is on course to win her 23rd grand slam title — she beat belinda bencic 6—4 6—3 in the first round. if serena makes it through to a final victory — it would be her seventh australian open win and 23rd grand slam titled. johanna konta the british number one battled her way into the second round. it wasn't the easiest ride — she beat kirsten flipkens 7—5 6—2. rafael nadal is up against florian mayer — nadal took the first set 6—2. milos raonic has won his first match.
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barack 0bama ba rack 0bama has barack 0bama has welcomed the chicago cubs. the president has a home in chicago, and even though he's a white sox fan, he was cheering for the cubs after his own favourites failed to reach the playoffs. it was in november that the cubs won their first world series title since 1908. they came from three games to one down, winning the last game of the series against the cleveland indians in an extra inning. here is something none of my predecessors ever got a chance to say. welcome to the white house, the world series champion chicago cubs. i will say, it took you long enough. i have only got four days left. mr president, with only a few days
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remaining in your tremendous presidency, we have taken the liberty of offering you a midnight party. —— pardon. forall your indiscretions as a baseball fan. and so we indiscretions as a baseball fan. and so we welcome indiscretions as a baseball fan. and so we welcome you indiscretions as a baseball fan. and so we welcome you with open arms today into the cubs family. let's just show you these pictures before we go. this is an absolutely huge alligator, spotted going for a stroll in florida. it's been nicknamed ‘humpback‘. it is almost as if it is just eaten something. it is walking so slowly and it is massive. local resident kimjoiner posted and it is massive. local resident kim joiner posted the video on social media. good morning.
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in some respects, this week ‘s weather is not behaving as it should. despite some cloud around and some snow from last week, incredibly mild. scotland, 12 degrees the high on monday but compare that with the south—east, a bit of sunshine but the cold afternoon across the south—east of england. 0nly afternoon across the south—east of england. only four degrees, the high. that is because it is still bitterly cold in europe and that is pushing across the extreme south—east. at the same time, a south—westerly breeze driving in mild to wear. while the cloudy skies are across the far north. a mild start with a bit patchy rain the north—west. look at the
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temperatures. 10 degrees at eight o'clock this morning. the cloud pick up o'clock this morning. the cloud pick up across eastern o'clock this morning. the cloud pick up across eastern scotland, down across the borders and the isle of man. some hill fog as well. quite a lot of cloud as we stretch out across wales. really the boundary will be through the isle of wight through lincolnshire. anything south—east, a bit of light frost. some sunshine as well. more sunshine around today than yesterday across the south—east corner. it stays cloudy but mild. a bit of brightness developing across eastern scotland. temperatures will respond. 12, 13 degrees. we are going to see temperatures staying in double digits, disappointing in the south—east. as we go through tuesday night, that is when we will see the cold est of night, that is when we will see the coldest of the night. by wednesday morning, widespread frost across the south—east of england. —1, minus two
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degrees. we are likely in more rural parts to see temperatures —3, minus four degrees. north and west, 5— eight degrees. 0n four degrees. north and west, 5— eight degrees. on wednesday, a hard frost. scraping the windscreens but that will allow some sunshine to come through. rather cloudy but mild. 10 degrees. things a bit more uniform thursday into friday. not quite so mild in the north. a good deal of cloud but mostly dry, take care. this is bbc world news, the headlines: the british prime minister is preparing to deliver a major speech on brexit. theresa may is expected to say britain will be outside the eu, but trading as freely as possible and co—operating with its neighbours. turkish police say they've captured the main suspect in the istanbul nightclub attack at new year. abdulkadir masharipov, a 34—year—old uzbek national, was arrested in a police raid on a housing complex.
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police have arrested the wife of omar mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in orlando injune. reports say noor salman will be charged with obstruction of justice. the last man to leave his footprints on the moon, gene cernan, has died, aged 82. the commander of apollo 17 was one of only three people to go to the moon twice and the last to walk the lunar surface in 1972. he said it left him feeling he belonged to the universe.
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