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Good evening, I'm Darren Mara. The top stories: More arrests in Turkey,
including suspected IS members, over the Istanbul
nightclub shooting. Indonesia's military suspends
cooperation with Australia. And Donald Trump triggers major
backdowns via Twitter.

Turkish police have detained another
27 people, including at least five alleged IS militants,
during raids over the deadly Istanbul nightclub shooting. Turkey's Prime Minister says
the nation's anger is huge and his country is being tested. Authorities say they've also
established the identity of the gunman - but have
given no further details. At nightfall in the city of Izmir,
special forces swoop on the latest suspects linked to
the nightclub attack. At least five IS militants
and their families added to the growing list of detainees. Reportedly three families had
arrived in Izmir about three weeks ago from Konya, another Turkish
city, where the gunman is thought to have been based, before opening
fire in the Reina nightclub. TRANSLATION: Our
nation's anger is huge. Believe me, we, too,
are angry before what has been happening, as much
as you yourselves. And we are hurt and sad. Authorities say they know
who the gunman is. No name as yet - but so far
all the attention has been on this man. A face of focus in his selfie video
posted on a pro-IS website. He is of Asian descent and travelled
to Syria and on to Turkey, arriving in Istanbul just weeks ago. He is pictured again just moments
after the attack leaving in a taxi. What the gunman left
behind was ruined lives, a scarred city and a nightclub
riddled with bullet holes and bloodstains. It was here 39 people
lost their lives and nearly 70 others were injured. TRANSLATION: When you look
at the damage inside, it's evident that he was aiming
for the guests and employees - aiming for live targets. While IS has claimed
responsibility for the attack, the exact nature of the group's
involvement remains unclear. Was the gunman acting
on direct orders? Or was he inspired by their beliefs? And just how much
training had he received? It must be a seasoned fighter -
the manner in which he kept calm, changed magazines, continued
to shoot accurately at targets. They're going to take care of him,
they're probably going to hide him out somewhere, I'm sure they're
bringing in assets whether it's money or whatever support they need. Turkey has extended its state
of emergency by three months and has imposed a temporary blackout
of coverage of the nightclub attack, citing public order
and national security reasons. 14 other people have also
been detained, as police continue their operation,
including two foreigners at Istanbul's airport. The investigation still
very much ongoing.

The Federal Government has confirmed
Indonesia's suspension of all military
cooperation with Australia over teaching materials
at a Special Forces base. According to reports, an instructor
from Indonesia's Special Forces felt the material on display at a Perth
training facility was demeaning to his country's five
founding principles, Pancasila. Defence Minister Marise Payne says
Indonesia raised concerns late last year about some of
the teaching materials. It is unclear how long
the suspension will remain in place. A series of tweets by US
President-elect Donald Trump has seen major backdowns by both
politicians and big business. Car-maker Ford will invest
in a plant in Michigan, cancelling its plans
to build one in Mexico. And Republicans have reversed a plan
to eliminate an independent watchdog for the US Congress. Do you solemnly swear... This wasn't the way Republicans
imagined returning to Congress - despite controlling both
chambers, a public bust-up with its own incoming president. Donald Trump tweeting
about the timing of a Republican move to gut Congressional
watchdogs, saying:

The power of one tweet
from Trump Tower sending what looked like a done deal into disarray. Republicans eventually
reversing course. This was the wrong message to send
at the start of the session, and I really agree with that. Still, Democrats warned,
this shouldn't become the tweeting presidency. Making America great again requires
more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect,
America cannot afford a Twitter presidency. But across the country,
another backdown - Ford announcing it will invest $700
million and bring 700 jobs to a factory in Flat Rock Michigan. ..and to cancel building
a new plant in Mexico. (CHEERING) Once a Trump target
on the campaign trail... Ford is moving an entire,
massive division out. ..Ford says promises such
as cutting the corporate tax rate are already making an impact. We're also encouraged
by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump
and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue. Prompting, this time,
Trump's approval:

That, after an earlier
surprise threat to rival General Motors saying:

Our jobs are going to Mexico... But will Trump's naming and shaming
bring factories back to America? Analysts say while it may be really
about driving up his own image, companies are watching carefully. A lot of companies and people
are assessing Trump to see whether he's serious, or whether his campaign
rhetoric was hollow, and I think, increasingly,
the evidence is, he's serious. Trump has promised to break
from his Twitter strategy and hold a press conference next week. But bets are on he'll keep
up his controversial postings, even after taking office.

The lead-up to formal Brexit
negotiations has been shaken up, with the surprise departure of
Britain's most senior EU diplomat. In a scathing resignation letter,
Sir Ivan Rogers took aim at the British government,
criticising muddled thinking and a lack of
negotiating experience. Britain's man in Brussels -
for years at the shoulder of visiting prime ministers. Sir Ivan Rogers knows the corridors
of power there better than almost anyone. That knowledge, supporters say,
will be sorely missed in exit talks with the EU. It's a very unfortunate thing
to have happened at this particular time, because I think you need
all the continuity you can get. The only way we're going to deliver
a successful, workable Brexit is precisely with the expertise
of people like Ivan Rogers. But pro-Brexit campaigners see him
as gloomy, of standing in the way of a speedy break-up,
particularly angered by his warning that it could take Britain ten years
to get a new trade deal. The government can now appoint
someone who really believes in a confident, independent
United Kingdom with friendly and good trading relations
with the rest of the EU but who will do it
with verve and at pace. Sir Ivan is part of
the establishment that frankly haven't accepted the referendum
result and are hoping that frankly it will never happen. Sir Ivan was appointed as Britain's
EU ambassador in 2013 by then-Prime
Minister David Cameron. He clashed with London over how far
it could push EU allies, with some blaming him
for an insubstantial reform package taken to the referendum. The disdain clearly mutual
in his resignation letter to staff. He called on them to:

British Prime Minister Theresa May
cast a lonely figure last time she visited Brussels -
now, she faces a tough task of finding an appropriate
person to stand by her during divorce talks.

Coming up after the break: The viral nanny-cam video that's become an urgent
warning for parents.

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A nanny-cam video of two toddlers
has become an urgent warning for parents. The brothers were playing
on a chest of drawers when it came crashing down. This is the heart-stopping moment
when playtime nearly turned to tragedy. they were shocked when they
realise what happened. We didn't hear a cry,
we didn't hear a big thud, so we looked up, we looked
at the camera like, "What's going on, are they still sleeping"? And we saw it was all the way down
and they were just playing.

2.5-year-old Brodie sees his brother struggling
anf tries to help. He pulls the dresser with no luck, but eventually is able to free
Brodie with one big push. The video working as
a wake-up call to parents. Because they will clamber
on and try to do things to the furniture so the more
fixed it is the better. Yeah, it was pretty shocking,
having had two kids myself. For siblings Elizabeth,
Hugh, Adelaide and Henry, the home is also partly
their playground. Bec says parents should do
what they can to make it safe. We live in a rental property
so you can't use the brackets to attach them to walls so we have
traditionally just chocked them underneath to tip them backwards,
but it's obviously not foolproof. Between 2000 and 2015,
at least 14 Australian children died from furniture which
has fallen on them. That's about one every year, and there have been many,
many more injures. Manufacturers and retailers
have a responsibility to sell only safe goods, but at the same time,
as parents, I think we really need to be careful about what we're
buying and testing it out ourselves and using a bit of common sense. Kayli had secured their dresser
from IKEA, and is urging other parents to do the same. Last month, IKEA agreed
to pay $69 million to three families in the United States after toddlers
died when the company's Malm dressers toppled over them. IKEA's Australian office
told SBS today that safety is their highest priority
and that IKEA:

A warning to all parents
to reconsider their safety at home. An Israeli soldier has been
convicted of manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a wounded
and incapacitated Palestinian man who tried to stab another Israeli
soldier in the West Bank last year. 20-year-old Sergeant Elor Azaria
will be sentenced at a later date. Outside the military court
scuffles had broken out, as protesters waited
for the verdict. Fresh raids have been
carried out in Berlin, as police continue to investigate
its Christmas market attack. A refugee centre and a flat
were searched in the capital, with police saying two men who lived
there knew the suspect. It's believed they may have had
contact with Anis Amri not long before he drove a truck into
the market, killing twelve people. And a trial against a 19-year-old
Syrian asylum seeker charged with fighting for IS in his home
country has also begun in Berlin. He's also charged with recruiting
at least one new member for the extremist group,
and offering himself as a contact for militants planning to carry out
an attack in Germany. The trial is expected
to end in April. Well, most Year 12 students
have had several weeks to digest their final year exam
results, but for those who took the international baccalaureate,
today was the big day. As results were released around
the world, at least one Melbourne school where the success outstripped
even their greatest expectations. Tension was palpable in the minutes
before results arrived at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Seconds after shaky hands opened
envelopes, emotions spilled over. I've done so much better
than I thought I would! A year's hard work
evaluated in a score. For many, it would determine
their immediate future, prompting hugs, tears of joy -
and disappointment. 92% not enough to guarantee aspiring
engineer Crystal Lin enrolment in her preferred course in Canada. I guess it's just... ..disappointment that I'm
only a few points away. Not there yet. Maybe I could have worked harder. The international baccalaureate
is offered in over 150 countries to more than 100,000 students,
providing a distinct, international-minded
and holistic course. It includes a broad suite
of academic subjects, language, music and
community awareness. It's about creating lifelong global
citizens who think for themselves, they're self-regulated learners,
they're reflective, they ask questions, they think,
they inquire. It's that mandate that
appealed to Natalie Liu, who achieved a perfect score. She says it is the co-curricular
activities that will broaden her outlook and hopefully one day
make her a better doctor. It reminded me that, yes,
you do have to study but also it's good to get out of the house
and make an impact on the community or for yourself, as well. Her mother, Lileen,
who also attended PLC, concedes the IB isn't for everyone -
but her daughter was compatible. We thought it would be
a right fit because she, you know, thrives on
a challenging course. Natalie was one of two PLC students
to achieve a perfect score. 90% of the 2016 class
achieved 90% or greater. Some smart cookies right there. Coming up next: The weather,
and we look at how Australian pilots are helping fill
a growing void in China.

Let's look at the
finance figures now: The local market closed virtually
flat with little inspiration from overseas markets. IAG rose after announcing it's
maintaining its catastrophe reinsurance cover at $7 billion.

People are travelling
to and from Australia and China in record numbers, and it's not
only a boom for tourism. Australian pilots are cashing in,
being offered exorbitant salary packages to work
with Chinese airlines. Steve Folpp spent eight years
piloting the Prime Minister's plane before retiring from the Air Force
to look for opportunities abroad. Three years ago he moved to China
to fly for a mainland airline. A new lifestyle wasn't
the only draw card. I'm getting more than twice
what I was getting in the Air Force in Australia and my airline
pays one of the lowest of all the ones in China. Experienced pilots like Steve
are being offered up to triple their home country's
salary to work in China's booming aviation industry. The country's air traffic is set
to quadruple over the next 20 years. There are currently more
than 50,000 pilots in China, and thousands more
enrolled in pilot schools. That's always been my dream,
you know, to fly an aeroplane. But there is a shortage
of the experience needed to expand. In Australia, mid-level pilots
are paid about $200,000 before tax. Chinese airlines are offering
salaries from $300,000 to over $400,000 a year, tax-free. Industry experts expect
the demand to last decades. No matter what number
of pilots we could obtain, we can employ them here. Douglas Ward says many Chinese
carriers look to Australia first. It's as if Sydney and Melbourne
are in China's backyard. He says pay cheques
aren't the only pull. Career progression can
be slow in Australia, whereas doors open sooner in China,
along with opportunities to upskill. Many foreign pilots recruited
to China are sent to this training centre in Beijing. As the boom of the Chinese
aviation industry continues, we're likely to see more Australian
pilots coming to training centres just like this one and sitting
in these simulation pods. But it can be a hard
landing for some. Pilots often find
the culture shock - and smog - a challenge. As well as the red tape -
transitioning can take up to a year. Steve Folpp says it hasn't been
easy, but he has no regrets. The lifestyle over here is -
it's very different but very exciting. It's a good experience for us all.

To the weather now. clouds over Perth and Adelaide,
stormy in Melbourne, showers for Brisbane and Canberra. Looking further afield:.

That's the world this Wednesday. All tonight's stories are online
and you can also tune into English language news tomorrow morning
between 5:00 and 7:30 here on SBS. I'm Darren Mara, goodnight.

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