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03/01/2017 GMT

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

IS Detonates Multiple Bombs in Baghdad

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for major attacks on two cities: first the shooting in a night club in Istanbul and today a series of explosions in Baghdad.

Also on the programme, France introduces a new law to make people opt out of organ donation; and why you no longer need to carry cash to help the homeless.

(Picture: Iraqis gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad"s Sadr city. Credit: EPA/Ali Abbas)

IS Claims Istanbul Nightclub Attack

Eight detained over attack; Donald Trump and China; Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty on race and poverty in US

(Photo: A woman places flowers outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, following a gun attack on New Year"s Eve. Credit: Getty Images)

Turkey Mourns Victims of Reina Nightclub Attack

Police in Turkey continue their hunt for a gunman who opened fire at a well-known nightclub, killing dozens of party-goers at a New Year's party. The families of those killed have begun burying their loved ones.

Also in the programme: Pranksters in Los Angeles change the famous HOLLYWOOD sign to 'HOLLYWeeD'; an oceanographer from the Norwegian Polar Institute on the melting Arctic ice sheet.

(Image: Relatives and friends mourn at a coffin during the funeral of Ayhan Arik, one of the victims of the gun attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul which occurred on 1st January 2017. Credit: Burak Kara/Getty Images).

Turkey Police Hunt for Nightclub Gunman

Police in Istanbul are hunting for a lone gunman who they say killed thirty-nine people in a New Year's Eve attack on a popular Turkish nightclub.

Also on the programme: Musician Katie Melua teams up with Georgian Gori Women's Choir; and how you could persuade your boss to let you sleep on the job.

(Picture: People leaving the scene of the Istanbul nightclub attack. Credit: AP Photo / Halit Onur Sandal)

UN Security Council Welcomes Syria Deal

Security Council nations unanimously support a resolution backing efforts to end the Syria conflict. We hear the reaction of rebel forces.

Also in the programme, obituary writers discuss the high number of celebrity deaths during 2016. And what the mainstream media can do to win back trust in what many are calling a "post-truth" era.

(Photo: Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, votes in support of fresh attempts to broker a peace in Syria. Credit: Getty Images)