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Live. The Sydney collar bomb suspect returns to Australia to

face charges. It's a slightly

strange feeling to see coming back into the country.

Also under fire, the Prime Minister facing Minister facing a rank and file

asylum seeker policy. Tensions Labor Party challenge to her

run high at the funeral of the

assassinated former Afghan president. And Geelong head towards the

towards the AFL decider while

Melbourne and New Zealand duel

for the remaining NRL spot. You're watching ABC News 24,

good evening, I'm Richard


The man accused of putting a

fake bomb around the neck of fake bomb around the neck of

schoolgirl Madeleine Pulver has arrived back in Australia. Paul Douglas Peters has been charged

with kidnap ing. The 50-year-old did not apply for

bail electing to stay in prison

for at least another for at least another 2 arrest, on board this early morning Qantas flight at Sydney

Airport from Los Angeles is

50-year-old Paul Petrs. He could have spent months or years fighting extradition from

the State of Kentucky. Instead

the banker agreed to return to Sydney to face allegations of

kidnapping, demanding money by

force and detaining a person with intent to hold for

ransom. That man has now been formally charged with those

Sydney Police Centre. Across offences heerp here at the

town the Pulver family

lives. It's a slightly strange

feeling to see him coming back

into the country. Obviously

it's an important step in the

process. The schoolgirl is just

4 weeks from her Year 12 exams

and it's taking its toll. It's

clearly going to have an impact

but, you know, I take the view

that the HSC result does not

define the rest of define the rest of her life. That life was turneds

upside down on August 3 when a

masked intruder broke into the Pulver's home and placed a fake bomb neck. I have great admiration bomb around the schoolgirl's

for Madeleine Pulver and her

family for the way they have

dealt with this matter in quha

what has been obviously a very

traumatic time of their lives. For the first time the case went before an Australian

representative court. Peters legal

representative did not apply

for bail and he remains in

a position custody. I'm sorry, I'm not in

magistrate said Paul Peters has a position to comment. The

reserved the

reserved the right to make a full bail application when the

matter returns to court on 17

November. By that time he will have spent a full prisons. The Prime Minister is Australian and American

about to feel some extra heat

over her proposed changes to the Migration Act. Melbourne

man, Lev Lafayette says he's

been a member of the party for been a member of the party for

15 years. He's now lodged a

letter with the ALP charging Julia Gillard with a breach Julia Gillard with a breach of party rules. In the document he

says she has committed an offence under the rules and he

calls upon the tribunal to consider these calls upon the disputes

offences and apply an appropriate penalty. It is very serious because it is a breach of the party rules. The

penalties that could be faced

by the Prime Minister by the Prime Minister if the disputes tribunal so desires

or expulsion. The Labor Party include a reprimand, suspension

seekers to be processed in platform requires asylum

Australia. Mr Lafayette said

the case could be dealt with in

a few weeks. The Victorian a few weeks. The

branch of the ALP has told the

if Mr Lafayette is a financial ABC they have yet to

member of the party. At the end

of a turbulent week on global

share markets world stocks have

closed slightly higher.

market closed up for the day but overall Wall but overall Wall Street

suffered its worst week since

the global financial crisis down nearly 6.5%. European

shares turned positive with

hopes of more action from the European Central Bank to European Central Bank to ease

the region's debt crisis. The G20 finance meeting Monetary Fund Washington, International

Monetary Fund warned there's no expectation of a turn around in

the global economy in the term. Growth is low and it the global economy in the short

slowing down from where it had picked

picked up in 2010. Furthermore,

we see risk, downside risks on

the horizon and not much expectations to see a

significant pick up of that

growth in the weeks, months,

quarters to come. Australia's Treasurer says it's a it enters time for the global economy as

it enters a dangerous phase. Australia's not immune

from all of these events in the global economy but Australia global economy but Australia is

in better shape than just about any other advanced

ratings agency Standard & Poors economy. Overnight the credit

affirmed Australia's AAA credit

rating and Mr Swan says that's

evidence of the country's strong position. Thousands of mourners have

have turned out in Kabul for have turned out in Kabul

the funeral of former Afghan president Burhanuddin

The chairman of Afghan's High

Peace Council was assassinate

ed earlier this week by a

suicide bomber with explosives

hidden in his turban. Police

fired shots in the air as Professor Rabbani's supporters

threw rocks at government

vehicles during the funeral procession. Sally Sara reports from Kabul. The funeral from Kabul. The funeral began

with ceremony and reflection as high ranking officials gathered a tt presidential palace. came to farewell former a tt presidential palace. They

president Burhanuddin president Burhanuddin Rabbani.

High, Peace Council, a He was the

mujahideen leader and scholar. TRANSLATION: The cost of his excellency's blood and the sacrifices of many others ob-I

will gaits us to continue our struggle in reaching peace and stability. When the procession

moved out of the palace and

towards the people the

atmosphere changeled. It was atmosphere changeled. It was a

volatile mix of grief and

anger. Supporters of the former president believe the

Government failed to protect

him. Extra soldiers and police were sent to the hill top where

thousands of mourners rallied

for the burial. Professor

Rabbani's followers carried through chaotic crowds as people surged forward trying to

touch the coffin. Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed earlier this

week by a suicide bomber week by a suicide bomber with

explosives hidden in his turban. The attacker claimed to

be a messenger from the Taliban

seeking peace talks but it was

a deadly a deadly trick. Political,

religious and tribal leaders joined thousands of mourners

for the funeral procession.

There are not only fears of a possible attack possible attack today but many Afghans worry that the peace

process has been severely damaged after

damaged after the assassination

of Professor Rabbani. Some

Afghans believe the attack was

planned across the border planned across the border by Pakistani terrorists. Our message is for Pakistan, that

don't annoy Afghan

people. Troops and police people. Troops and police are on alert as in the Afghan capital. The Government, its allies and the

insurgents are locked in

insurgents are locked in a deepening conflict. The Palestinian President Mahmood

Abbas looks unlikely to succeed

in his bid for recognition of

Statehood at Statehood at the United

Nations. He has officially

lodged a bid at the General

Assembly but the move triggered

fierce opisation from the

United States and Israel. The

US has vowed to use its

Security Council veto to block the Palestinians. Middle East correspondent

correspondent Ben Knight

reports. Some of the most

powerful leaders in the powerful leaders in the world

tried to talk Mahmood Abbas out of making this speech. But as

he walked to the podium many in the assembly gave him the assembly gave him a standing occasion. Especially

when he waved the letter asking

the Palestinians be admitted the Palestinians be admitted as

the UN's newest member nation. Not

Not everyone at the UN applauding. But in the West Bank Palestinians were cheering wildly. More united wildly. More united behind their leader than at any time

since the death of Yasse rerkz r Arafat. This was a blister ing speech. He accused Israel

of ethnic cleansing through of ethnic cleansing through its policy of building Jewish homes

on the land Palestinians want

for their state. TRANSLATION: TRANSLATION: Settlement activities embody the kour of

activities embody the kour of a policy of colonial military

occupation of the land of the

Palestinian people Palestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression racial discrimination against

our people that this policy entails. primary cause for the failure

of the peace process. Less than

an hour later Israel's Prime Minister stepped up Minister stepped up to respond. The core of the conflict is not the settlements. The settlements are a result of the conflict. The settlements have

to be - it's an issue that has

to be addressed and resolved in

the course of negotiations but

the core of the conflict has

always been and unfortunately

remains the refusal of the Palestinians to recognise Jewish state in any

border. Mahmoud Abbas says this

is not about delegitimise ing

Israel but about giving

legitimacy to the Palestinian people. He promised a nation based

based on equality, democracy and the rule of law and the rule of law but he

won't get it here. The US has

already vowed to use its veto in the Security Council in the Security Council to

block the application. But the

Palestinians feel that already

this has been a diplomatic and

public relations success

putting their cause at the top of the world agenda and

prompting world powers to come

up with new ideas to get peace talks started. And Middle East

correspondent Ben Knight has

been watching the reaction to the UN bid at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Well after the speeches at the United Nations both Jerusalem and the West Bank are quiet.

This is the Quah landia -

Qalandia crossing. This has been a big gamble by the Palestinian Authority not Palestinian Authority not just because they've deeply annoyed

the Israelis but they've also embarrassed the United States

and that is a big deal. Americans were putting enormous

diplomatic pressure on the

Palestinians not to go ahead

with this speech. Of course it

happened and it's a bad look for the White House which

throughout this year has been trying to support and encourage

those in other parts of the Middle East and Middle East and Arab countries that have been launching

revolutions for freedom and democracy, the Palestinians

with this move essentially

pushed the American President

into a corner and forced him to

show his hand and the decision

to back Israel and vote against

a Palestinian State has really not gone down at all well a

cross the Middle East. The prospect for talks starting any

time soon, well it's been

spoken about by the Europeans,

perhaps within a month. It seems very unlikely at this point. Ben Knight there. Troops

loyal to the Yemeni president

Ali Abdullah Saleh have

launched an assault on people

protesting in in Sanaa. It's being reported that at least 40

people have been kill and

several others have been

injured in the latest violence.

It came after the 3 decade president returned Arabia where he's been receiving medical treatment. State television showed old

pictures of President Saleh who

was badly burned when a

exploded inside hz palace in

June. More than 100 people have

died in clashes over the past week. The former 'News of the World' editor Andy Coulson is

suing Rupert Murdoch's News

International for refusing International for refusing to pay his legal fees. Mr Coulson

was arrested in July over

claims of phone hacking claims of phone hacking during his time as editor of the now

employer was paying his legal

fees but that ended after Rupert Murdoch's committee

hearing appearance in July.

Coulson resigned as the British

Prime Minister's director of communications in January. Buckingham Palace has

released details of Queen Elizabeth's upcoming visit to Australia as chart of the Commonwealth heads

Commonwealth heads of

government meeting. The Queen

and Prince #23i Philip will

arrive in Canberra on 19 October before travelling to

Perth for the meeting. Her trips to Brisbane and Melbourne

during her stay. This will be

the Queen's 16th visit to

Australia, the first being 57 years ago back in 1954.

Canberra's Mount Stromlo

observatory is celebrating its

centenary, 8 years after the

site was all but destroyed in the devastating Canberra

bushfires. A replica of

bushfires. A replica of the observatory's very first

telescope was unveiled to mark

the occasion. The ACT Chief

Minister Katy Gallagher also

took the opportunity to talk about the future of

historic site. The first

observations began here at Mount Stromlo observatory 100

years ago and were carried out with the Oddy telescope named

after James Oddy a rich businessman from businessman from Bathurst. The

observatory be continued to grow and became established as one of the most one of the most important sites for astronomical research. In 2003 the Canberra bushfires

ripped through the area destroying all the original

telescopes and much of the

historic site. Gradually the

to mark 100 years since the first telescope started operating, they've unveiled a

replica Oddy telescope. The ACT Chief Minister Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

and the Australian National University's vice chancellor

Ian Young were here to unveil

the replica. Katy the replica. Katy Gallagher

says the replica's a really important symbol of the redevelopment of the site but

says the site's future lies in

research and education than research and education rather than astronomical observation. People suffering from

dementia don't only have to

deal with psychiatric problems,

they're also more likely to be sent to hospital for injuries or infections. New research has

found that while they're there,

they fair much worse than other

patients. For many with

dementia a hospital stay can be

a set back from which they

never recover. When the Royal

Hobart Hospital opened a ward specifically for dementia

patients last year it was

lauded for taking

innovative step. By 2050 a million Australians

million Australians are

expected to be diagnosed with

dementia and it's people who

suffer from the disease that

are more likely to hospital for infections or injuries. Fracturing their

hips, having head injuries,

other wounds as well and this

is because they lose their balance, they're not quite as

stable on their feet. A new

report says once dementia

patients are in hospital their prospects aren't good. They

suffer more complications and

infections than other patients

and they tend to longer. Dementia patients longer. Dementia patients are more likely to die in hospital and even those who don't never fully recover. Of course if you already already feeling unwell , you're

in a strange environment in

hospital don't know the people

around you, don't know the way

in which the place is organised

and noisy it and noisy it increases confusion. Patients are more

likely to be transferred directly to nursing homes.

Alzheimer's Australia says

services need to be put place so that ill dementia patients can be treated in their own homes. Since some will need to go to hospital

there are calls to make

hospitals safer for them. It

would mean having trained staff and recognising people with

dementia, it would mean having specialists. He's call fgar

boost in government funding for

research to improve treatment and better

and better educate be an expensive and be an expensive and stressful

here but in Papua New Guinea Western

having an impact on paying the bride

bride price. Cash and goods are

now being exchanged and some women feel they're becoming a

commodity. Weddings are a big deal in

deal in Han bad Hanuabada village in Port Moresby. The groom's relatives bring polls

laden with cash and gifts to

the family of the bride. the family of the bride. Fruit,

vegetables and pigs are vegetables and pigs are also piled outside their

is the accepting is the accepting of new

daughter into a family and not buying a girl. At the groom's

house his close Pham plrk

prepare their own polls and gifts. Everyone's offering gifts. Everyone's offering is carefully recorded so it can be

repaid at future weddings It's

out of love that I have to

honour her in terms of that's my view love. These days

increasingly large amounts of

cash, electronic goods and even cars are being exchanged. The

payments have become so large some men feel their wives are

their property. Now a man will

tend to have the sense of

ownership and in any marriage,

in any society that gets a bit stressed often this will come

out in violence. At this

village court nearly a third of the cases involved domestic disputes disputes stemming from bride prices. Women have prices. Women have been bashed, some get killed, they're some get killed, they're abused and the children suffer. So

what was originally good is now

being abused. PNG's only female parliamentarian believes the

law should protect women. So

that if a woman is beaten or

abused in a marriage

relationship she can leave and she can leave the relationship

and the obligations for paying back would be ne gaited. - negated. Bride an important social glue that hold communities together but

some fare if they're not reined

in they will tear them apart.

Time to check sport now Amanda Shalala and it's a tight

game in the NRL tonight? Yeah,

it's a real finals battle. A

grand final berth is on offer

tonight and the Melbourne Storm

and Warriors are fighting hard to win that spot and the Kiwis

are hoping to pull off an

upset. They're just in front

late in the second half. The

Warriors fans put out the war

cry before the match but the Storm fired the

thanks to sick -. The Warriors found their touch and soon hit

back. It got even better for the Kiwis. The the Kiwis. The usually infallible Billy Slater

faultered and the Warriors faultered and the Warriors took

advantage soon after as Michael Luck

Luck laid off a perfect pass

for James Maloney. Maloney

continued to terrorise the Storm as the visitors turned on their enigmatic best but Champion reignited the Storm's

challenge. A Maloney

New Zealand a 2-point lead at

the break. Last night the the break. Last night the Sea

Eagles brought down the curtain on Brisbane's season and Darren Lockyer's career in the NRL

smed L but Steve Matai and Tony

Williams may have to face the judiciary to fight for their

place in the decider. They're

the NRL's form team and the grand final favourites but Manly

biggest week of the season with

a big headache. Last night's

clinical win over Brisbane was

soured firstly by Tony

Williams' high shot on Jharal

Yow Yeh. It's a bit more thank

than hanging an arm out. It than hanging an arm out. It was a swinging arm. Moments later the Broncos' winger felt the full brunt of Steve Matai's

knees. Both were placed on report

report and both face a heart

breaking prospect of facing a

missing a granld final because of suspension. A lopsided first half penalty count half penalty count was

compounded by rookie mistakes. We We just killed ourselves last night and that's the most disappointing

disappointing part. Nursing a

broken cheek bone Darren Lockyer could only offer his

team-mates words but Manly was

reading from a different script

when the Sea Eagles stretched

their lead to 16 Lockyer could see

see the writing on the

wall. The support, you know,

that's come my way this year by

the public has been so I don't have any

disappointments to look back over the season. As they over the season. As they have

done all season, the Broncos

showed grit, Yow Yeh provided one of the game's highlights.

And Corey Parker produced

another. But Brisbane couldn't

stop Kieran Foran or Manly's charge to their

charge to their third grand

final in 5 years. It's a great

achievement so, you know, you always

always like to win them as

brigade they will really enjoy

the week and they'll have these older players around them to help them through the experience. Those older blokes

should include Glenn Stewart who's set to who's set to return from suspension.

suspension. Collingwood and

Geelong will clash in next

weekend's AFL grand final after

the Cats booked a spot in the

decide wer a comfortable win over the West Coast Eagles. Last night the Magpies Last night the Magpies narrowly defeated the Hawks coming from

behind to snatch the win and Geelong will sweat on Geelong will sweat on the fitness of forward Steve grand final after he suffered a

knee injury in the Cats' 48-point win. Geelong was out

to dash any hopes the Eagles

had of a fairytale grand final appearance. The Cats control in the opening

Zbll there There was a rare bit of magic from West Coast

ultimately the Cats were too

good as they zeroed in on the

grand final. A knee injury in the third quater to Steve

Johnson was Geelong's major

concern for the match. The Eagles' Eagles' appearance in a preliminary final was preliminary final was a remarkable achievement considering their wooden spoon

last year but in the second

half it was clear they were just

just making up the numbers. The Cats ruthless as they qualified

for the grand final for the for the grand final for the 4th time in 5 years. Last night

Luke Ball became a Collingwood

hero as the Magpies secured a

spot in the decider in the

final minutes. The full-time siren sparking wild celebrations from the

Collingwood faithful and even

tears from the normally stoic Magpies' coach. took their chances in front of goal throughout the match.

Hawthorn though was in control

for much of the encounter and

the Collingwood fans weren't

impressed. In the fiercely

physical contest the Hawks held the 3-goal lead into the the 3-goal lead into the final change.

change. In a pulsating final

quarter, the Magpies previously

absent stars stepped up. Travis Cloke crucially kicking straight as they took the lead. But Hawthorn's own key

forward had one last trick up his sleeve. Luke the last shot of the game,

Hawthorn left to rue missed chances while Collingwood

marches on to the grand final. New Zealand remains undefeated

at the rugby World Cup after

beating France at Eden Park. The All Blacks never really looked threatened and the victory all but ensures top

spot in pool A for them and next face Canada. England

thrashed Romania. To cricket

now and NSW is up against South African outfit Cape Cobras in

the Twenty/20 Champions League

in Chen eye. The Blues made a

fast start with Dave warn ser and Shane Watson finding the boundaries. Warner was caught

in the outfield after going

for one big hit too many.

Watson was bowled for 34 runs

and the Blues have lost a few

more wickets so they're now

more wickets so they're now 4/90. Brit Brett 'emton has made the perfect start for his

match for Sydney FC. He came

close to scoring the Sky Blues

first but Nicky Carle pounced

on the rebound. Emerton nailed a penalty kick in the

2-2 draw. A quick update on the

NRL preliminary final, the

Warriors steel lead the Storm

14-12 and there's not long to

go now. It's pretty close. In a

Herculean feat of strength a

group of police officers has won an unusual contest. It involves pulling a aircraft. The NSW riot squad

pulled a Hercules plane pulled a Hercules plane 10 metres down the tarmac metres down the tarmac at Richmond Air Base. The plane

pulling competition raises funds for the NSW Special Olympics. 30 special Olympic athletes were at the

athletes were at the event. They're not only being

spectators here, they're

actually in some of the teams

and pulling. In fact the and pulling. In fact the riot

squad have got their main

cheerleader and chief cheerleader and chief rope puller out there beside the team. Police say the team. Police say the event

raised about $15,000.

Taking a look at the satellite image first and low cloud over eastern NSW is

bringing a shower or bringing a shower or two. Patchy cloud over southern Victoria, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia is also triggering

the odd shower. Cloud over the

interior is staying mostly dry.

Around the States tomorrow and

Queensland can expect some

early showers near the southern

border and south-east tending scatter and bringing

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

NSW can expect scattered

showers in the east, more

isolated about mostly fine in the west. For

Victoria, isolated showers over

Gippsland and near the Ottoways

ranges clearing in the afternoon, a partly cloudy day in the south. Fine apart from the chance of light drizzle

about south-western Tasmania

after a cold start it will be a

cool and a partly cloudy day. Early fog patches will clear to

a mostly sunny day in South

Australia. Isolated showers for the far west. For Western Australia tomorrow isolated showers and thunderstorms in the southern interior the southern interior will day and clearing by the evening. Further north isolated

afternoon showers are are

expected for the Kimberley

region. Fine apart from

isolated showers about the north and north-west in the south. And in the


An American daredevil has

risked his life to become the

first wing suit stuntman to fly

in China. Jeb Corliss jumped from a helicopter hovering more

than 1,800 metres above Tianmen

Mountain. The 35-year-old used

his bat like costume to glide

through the air before flying

through a cave. The crowds

gathered to watch the stunt which lasted jurned under a

minute. That is the news for

now but do stay with us. State

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Live. Tonight's top stories -

violent attacks in Yemen have

reportedly killed at least 40 people. Troops loyal to Yemen's

President Ali Abdullah Saleh

have launched an assault on

protestors in the capital Sanaa. Several others have been

injured in the latest The attacks follow the 3-decade president returning president returning from Saudi

Arabia where he's been receiving medical treatment. receiving medical treatment. 7

weeks after a fake bomb was strapped to

Madeleine Pulver a man has been charged with kidnapping charged with kidnapping and

break and enter. Paul Peters

arrived on a flight arrived on a flight earlier today from the United States.

Sydney police have praised the Pulver family Pulver family for remaining

strong while the extradition process was under way. Buckingham Palace has

released the details of Queen Elizabeth's upcoming visit Elizabeth's upcoming visit to Australia. The Queen and Prince