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evening, I'm Scott Bevan. On

tonight's program - Gaddafi's

fanlly flees. The fudge fanlly flees. The fudge live

Lybian leader's wife and 3

children have been given safe

haven in Algeria. Now as rebel

forces prepare for an assault

on Gaddafi's home town more

evidence emerges of e atros atrocities during the battle

for control. You're watching

The World. It's impossible to

tell at the moment whether this

is a rebel soldier or a Gaddafi soldier, whatever the

body's been left in a hurry,

it's been covered with lime.

It's only been found today. You

would expect that there are

going to be a lot more discoveries like this in the

coming days and weeks. Our

correspondent in Tripoli joins

us for the very latest. Also

ahead is Japan's new Prime

Minister is sworn in we look at the daunting list of

that he faces. 22 men pulled

alive from the flooded coal mine in China after a week stuck underground. At least people are confirmed killed by

Hurricane Irene and millions Hurricane Irene and

remain without power along

America's east coast. And why

refugees are hoping that the

solution gets the go ahead Federal Government's Malaysia

tomorrow. A special Federal

Well we begin tonight with

the latest from Libya where members of Colonel Gaddafi's

family have fled as the race to

find the dictator dead or alive gathers intensity. His wife and 3 adult children are believed

to have crossed the border into

Algeria and have been accepted on humanitarian grounds.

continues with the rebels Meanwhile the fighting

trying to overcome pockets of

advancing on one of his pro-Gaddafi resistance before

remaining advancing on one of his last East remaining strongholds. Middle reports. Rebel forces are

massing their troops massing their troops near

Moammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte preparing for their

attack. They see a truck

driving from the city towards driving from

their checkpoint. As the truck

turns around to flee, the rebels open fire. (Gunfire) One

of the Gaddafi soldiers was

wounded. The former Lybian

leader still has loyal troops

who are prepared to fight

who are prepared to fight for

him although Gaddafi himself is

still in hiding. But his wife, daughter and 2 of

fled to neighbouring Algeria

which has given them safe haven. His daughter Ayesha has been a staunch support for her father. addressing rallies calling for addressing been a staunch supporter

National Transitional Council support for her father. Libya's


is not happy and wants back.

TRANSLATION: This is an act of

aggression against the Lybian people and their wishes and aspirations. We will use all

legal measures to extradite

these criminals and put them on

trial. This is why. At the outskirts of Tripoli the outskirts of Tripoli the Red

Cross has come to inspect the

site of a massacre. In site of a massacre. In this

room prisoners were shot and the Gaddafi troops fled the

base. Suddenly there's a shout

from over the fence. Another

body has been found. the officials walk around to a body has been found. Quickly

house overlooking the base. In

this bare, tiny room they another victim. It's impossible body

to tell at the moment whether

this is a rebel soldier or a Gaddafi soldier. Whatever Gaddafi soldier. Whatever the

hurry, it's case the body's been left in a

lime. It's only been found

today. You would expect that today. You would

there are going to there are going to be a lot more discoveries like this in

the coming days and weeks. The

body is bagged and taken away.

Ad ad Miloud Jabri lives near

here. I heard there were 4 here. I heard there were 4 64

bodies found here. It's bodies found here. It's too

much. The body will be taken to

try a city hospital where they will

try to burial. The Red Cross says it's

had reports of other mass

graves here and elsewhere in

the city. The killing isn't

over yet. And I spoke to Benn

Ben in the Lybian capital a

short time ago. Ben Knight, a

new day in Tripoli, what are

the most obvious new signs to

you of this historic transition

of power that's been played

out? Well, Scott, there are a

now few. I mean for a start it's

think I've probably heard about

3 or 4 gun shots this morning.

has been getting quieter but Now that's pretty unusual. It

today. The only sign you would certainly it's a very quiet day

have other than that is that

there is still a conflict going

on is the sound of NATO jets

we've heard in the sky. No more

bombing runs in Tripoli. we've heard in the sky. No more

Perhaps they're on

reconnaissance or on their way

to Sirte where we know there

are air strikes being launched.

We've been driving around, we

have seen people out have seen people out shopping,

trying to get food. There's not

much on the shelves but are queueing mostly fairly happily. Of course the Eid al

Fitr festival is coming up, a

big feast and celebration. big feast and celebration. Here

in Libya for those who wanted

to see the end of Moammar

Gaddafi it's going to have some special significance. But are all sort of day-to-day special significance. But those

changes and

changes and the most important

ones are much more long term.

Here in this hotel as across the city we haven't had running

water for about 3 days. power comes on and Here

power comes on and off, that's

the case obviously for everyone

is under enormous pressure to and the

get those sorts of things going, to remove the guns from the streets, to bring back law

and order. Now I have to that they are and order. Now I have to say

face of it doing a good at least beginning face of it doing a good job of

process. Every day at least beginning that

process. Every day they're holding briefings, they're explaining what they're doing and we're expecting that today

or tomorrow the Tripoli city

council will be back in operation. They've even talked

about getting its website up

and running. They're and running. They're urging public servants to come back to, wo, they're urging police

to come back to work to this process. It's going to be enormously difficult and indeed

in the city of Misrata I think

it was last night, we saw a protest from

about the slow progress about the slow progress in

getting things back in order. Which I think is probably a

little unfair considering there

is still in fact a war going on

and the Government hasn't made

its transition to Tripoli just

yet. The other aspect of that

is that they don't like the

make up of the council. Now make up of the council. Now a

lot of the members of the

transitional council have been

kept secret throughout conflict for pretty obvious reasons. Now that the conflict

is in its dying stages, the war is all but over, some of those

names are coming up and some of

them are old regime. They are old guard. And there's some big

objections to that. They say these people have too much blood on their hands to be a part of the new Tripoli. This

is going to be a real challenge

for the country. They will have to, at some point, work out how

they're going to bring some of

the old expertise back into the system and the whole country is

going to have a massive exercise

possibly forgetting. Ben, while

that push is going on towards normalcy, or seeking something

that looks like normalcy, what

hope is there of getting any sense of normalcy of stability

while the wrablt whereabouts of

Col l Colonel Gaddafi remain

unknown? Think they have to and

I think one of the things the transitional council as said

that exactly, we are not going

to wait for the capture of

Moammar Gaddafi to start rebuilding this rebuilding this country and to start shaping the new Libya. I think that's absolutely the right approach. It could take

find Moammar Gaddafi. They

don't downplay the significance

of capturing the former of capturing the former leader

and nor they should. But what

they're saying is we're going to leave that to the military,

what we are involved with is

trying to get the services

going again. And with members

of the Gaddafi family having

gone to Algeria, what are the

best guesses as to where

Gaddafi himself may well

be? Well, it's certainly possible but I tell you most

people that you speak to here

believe that Moammar Gaddafi is still a lot of them believe he's

still somewhere inside Tripoli. A lot of people, of course,

comparing it to the hunt for

Saddam Hussein. I think this Saddam Hussein. I think this is a little a little different. When Saddam

Hussein was on the run his 2

sons had been executed. So he

was on his own. He could more

easily, I think, slip into easily, I think, slip into the

wilderness and be hidden by

loyalists. But Moammar Gaddafi

has 6 sons and 1 has 6 sons and 1 daughter who

are still alive, although we think one of the sons may think one of the sons may have been killed yesterday, still has a large they've all got to be hidden

and if they are indeed inside

the country I think it's probably a lot more likely probably a lot more likely that

one of them is going to be

spotted and perhaps to the people that they really want, which is Moammar Gaddafi

and particularly his son Saif

al-Islam Gaddafi. They have of

course won this war with the

help of NATO, with the significant help of NATO and

while you can't fault the

in this battle you do wonder

whether a task such as this is up to them and I think most people are probably up

there will be some kind of

covert on the ground help in looking for him from some soft

NATO countries. As you pointed

out at the start there's still

conflict going on in other

parts of country in Sirte, in

particular, what is going on

there? Well, what we have is a

build up of troops on the outskirts of Sirte and this is a very, very different approach

that the rebels are taking that the rebels are taking now. You previously, in fact back in April the rebels had that

massive run from Benghazi all the way to Sirte where they

captured town after town and they were didn't know what they were

doing and they were running on

adrenaline. The fighters

weren't following orders, their

commanders were trying to get

them to hold still, hold their ground, wait for reinforcements

and supplies. They didn't they goat beaten back. Not this time. They're massing, they're

surrounding the city, they're

coming at it from both sides. assault is not going to begin straight away. What they will

do is they will basically lay

siege to it, cut off the water,

cut off the electricity and try to negotiate with the to negotiate with the tribal

leaders who are inside

town to give it up peacefully.

They're saying enough of the They're saying enough of the

bloodshed, we do not want to

battle for Sirte. But it remains to be seen if that's going to happen. Sirte is a very, very strong Gaddafi bastion, it's heavily

fortified. It's well prepared

for a siege. If they wanted to

they could possibly hold out

for weeks although of course

NATO forces are going to be NATO aircraft are going to be

fous focussing on it as well. It could be some time before

the battle for Sirte starts, it

could be more time before it ends. I don't think anyone

doubts it will fall but the

business of starting the new

Libya has already begun. Middle

East correspondent Ben Knight

in Tripoli, keep safe and

thanks for your time. Thanks,

Scott. Well let's go to another part of Libya now. Dozens of former prisoners have

arrived back in the city of Ben

bsh dsh bsh dsh Benghazi. For some

families it meant a longed for

reunion with loved ones but for

others the wait still

continues. This is no regular family gathering. Hassan

Werfally is a proud father who

can now relax. His son Ahmed is emaciated, he was tortured but

he's alive and he's home. "I can't believe myself that I'm here ", believe I'm seeing my family

again. 3 or 4 days before he

came we reached him by phone and we called him and that was

the moment, that was the great moment when we heard. crying and embracing with crying and embracing with his

mother and his mother was dead

and relived, came back to life. Captured in March while

fighting for the rebels he was

first taken to Sirte and then

an above ground prison in

Tripoli. At one stage he says he

he was placed in a wooden box with his friends with no air holes. "We tried not to panic

and breathe too much," he says.

"We all knew we had to stay

calm to keep ourselves alive." But alive." But then the cold

reality of this war soon sets in. Ahmed's neighbour Osama

drops by. He has a photo of his

brother who disappeared. He's

also named Ahmed and both men

went missing on the same day in

March. "I don't know his March. "I don't know his face,"

he says. "He wasn't with us." "My mother has had a heart attack with the goes to see each ship that

arrives in port to see if my

brother is coming back. We're

not giving up hope." This is a

scene being played out all across Libya with

people remain missing, feared

dead. Within the last few Min - minutes the Reuters news agency has reported that

Libya's interim leader is

giving pro-Gaddafi forces until

Saturday to surrender or face military force and we'll return

to Libya a little later in the

access to Colonel Gadd f's now

deserted security headquarters. In Syria anti-government

demonstrations are reported to

be breaking be breaking out across the

country after morning country after morning prayers

on the holy day of Eid al Fitr.

Activists say security forces opened fire in several areas

killing at least 4 people,

mainly in the province of Deraa

in the south. Al-Jazeera is also reporting deaths in also reporting deaths in the suburb of the capital

Damascus. Eid al Fitr is Damascus. Eid al Fitr is the

end of the fasting month Ramadan. Japan's new Prime

Minister admits he's no Mr

Charisma. Yoshihiko Noda was

elected as Prime Minister today. The former finance

minister has likened himself to

a marine bottom feeder rather

than a glittering goldfish but

that, he says, is that, he says, is his appeal.

As well as kick starting the

economy and containing the

Fukushima fallout, Mr Noda has

to mend fences with his Asian neighbours. The vote formality but the parliamentary

procession echos the swift turn

around of Japanese prime

ministers. Yoshihiko Noda was

confirmed in the top job after

being selected as ruling Democratic Party of Japan on Monday. The new Prime Minister

Minister faces a wide array of

problems, large parts of Japan still need rebuilding after the

March 11 disasters and the

economy needs a new lease on

life after years of lacklustre performance. He's indicated he

will be sticking to the Government's plan to raise taxes to pay for the daunting

TRANSLATION: I think they will

rate this new leader positively

as he's likely to head in as direction they are hoping

for. Yoshihiko Noda has to

start all this without the start all this without the full backing of

low-key former finance minister

wasn't the party or the public's favourite to replace Naoto

Naoto Kan but one backing from those who want to keep Ichiro

Ozawa out of the top job. TRANSLATION: As for party people I

putting things in order immediately. As for the

cabinet, that will likely be a bit after. But before he's

got started he's been climbing down from his previous defence of of Japanese war criminals and inflammatory inflammatory comments on China

inflammatory comments on China

saying its military build up posed a serious risk for the region.

TRANSLATION: I hope that relations

relations in Asia, including

with China and Korea, with China and Korea, can be

made into a win/win relationship. He admits he's

not brimming with charisma,

likening himself to a whiskery bottom feeding Loach than a goldfish but bottom feeding Loach rather

than a goldfish but he says

that is his appeal and he won't

be relying on style to get

job done. For more on what's happening in Japan let's speak with Hiro Katsumata, an assistant professor at the

Institute of Asia Pacific Studies. Thanks so much for

your time tonight. What's been the reaction

the reaction in politics and in the Japanese community among the public the public to Yoshihiko Noda

becoming Prime Minister and to

Naoto Kan going? Well, I don't think many Japanese think many Japanese people are

excited. OK, he's a new Prime

Minister but we have to

understand as a fact that he

was not selected by the people.

What has taken place was not a

national election. It was an

intra - inside the party

he was selected by the party election, inside the party and

members. He was selected members. He was selected by his

friends. So Japanese people are

not so much excited and if I may add one more issue here, see there were 5 people contending for the presidency of the party or prime

ministership of the country

yesterday and among those 5 people Mr Noda his policy

platform was the most to the current old Prime

Minister Kan. So therefore people cannot see the

and after all it was not difference in terms of policy

national election so is not excited. People are not is not excited. People are not

excited. So I did read where

the new Prime Minister says he

wants to convince the public

that it's good to have had this

political power shift. So are

you saying there hasn't really

been a shift at all and

therefore if there hasn't how

will he convince the public

that this is a good that this is a good thing? Of

course, as you know in Marjah

major - March Japan waz was hit by a

the most important political major earthquake and therefore

agenda today is the reconstruction of the city. He

has to convince the public that

it's important but if I may add

one more issue here, what he has to convince the public is

that there will be no more last one. That's what he has power change. This

convince the public because the last one. That's what he has to

DPJ, the party came to power

two years ago and twice already

the prime minister, has changed the prime minister, the prime minister, the party

twice in two years. So he has to convince the public that

this will be the last one and

he will stay for a long

time. On that point after all

the turmoil that the Japanese people have had this year with

the earthquake, with tsunami, the earthquake, with the

crisis, the economic stressor s, just how political stability to the s, just how important is

Japanese people and how likely

is it that Mr Noda can deliver

this given he doesn't have a

very substantial power base? Of

course political stability is

always important but especially

now since earthquake in March, political stability is

important but in my opinion the situation is not so bad, not as

bad as people think for the new

Prime Minister because his

party is traditionally weak the area of foreign policy

opposition for many, because the party was in

opposition for many, many

years. Only two crear years

ago for the first time in the history the party came to power

therefore the party, they weak in the area of foreign therefore the party, they are

policy. But just because was an earthquake in March and the whole country is focussing

on domestic politics and this

is not a bad situation for Prime Minister who is - whose is not a bad situation for the

foreign policy is weak. So the situation for the new Prime Minister is not as bad people think. So we have Minister is not as bad as

the new Prime Minister compare people think. So we have heard

himself to a fish that feeds

off the bottom going through

the mud looking for food, from

your perspective what are the

strengths and weaknesses of strengths and weaknesses of Mr

Noda? OK, obviously he was

Finance Minister and he is

strong in the area strong in the area of economics

especially tax, tax issues, he

is strong. But he is weak in

the area of agriculture, OK. He

is weak in the area of agriculture because he's coming

from the residential area. His

political district is

residential area. Most of the

past coming from the Japanese prime ministers in the

from agricultural area but he is not

from the aggy cultural

area. And this is a very important issue important issue in Japan? It

is, yes. Not only for Japan but

also for the entire country in

the Asia Pacific region

including Australia, I suppose, because countries are pursuing free trade like Australia wants to free trade agreement. Countries

and of course Japanese farmer agriculture product to Japan

trying to protect the trying to protect the market.

They don't want the product

from foreign countries coming

to the Japanese Therefore agriculture is

extremely important issue for

Japan today and the new Prime

Minister is weak in this area.

So this would be a major challenge. Hiro Katsumata challenge. Hiro Katsumata from

Wasera University in Tokyo, I Wasera University in

thank you for your time and

sharing your knowledge with us tonight. Thank you. African police have fired stun grenades at supporters of controversial ANC youth league

leader jewel yes Milema a head of his disciplinary hearing. He

is accused of sewing divisions

in the party and bringing it

into disrepute by calling for

Botswana's government to be

overthrown. At least 23 people

have died in mud slides in

eastern Uganda. The slides were

rain near the border with

Kenya. The Red Cross says the

mud engulfed homes and buried

entire families. 15 bodies were pulled from the rubble village alone. Former IMF pulled from the rubble in one

chief Dominique Strauss-Khan

returned to the organisation's Washington headquarters today

to meet with his successor,

Christine Lagarde took over from Mr Strauss-Khan after resigned in May to from Mr Strauss-Khan after he

resigned in May to fight charges of attempted rape in New New York. Prosecutors formally dismissed all criminal charges

against him 5 days ago. He was

greeted with warm applause from

IMF staff. Coming up

World - 9/11, ten years ago, we

visit the Pentagon memorial honouring

honouring the 184 people honouring the 184 people killed

in the terror attack on America's military


22 men have been pulled from a flooded coal mine in north-eastern China. The men

appear to be in good health

despite spending a week in despite spending a week in the

illegal coal pit. 26 men were

working in the small, illegal

mine when they accidentally drilled through into a neighbouring pit that had

already flooded. Water poured

in and the mine partly collapsed. Initially the

was expected but on Sunday

noises were heard through a 280

metre pipeline which had been drilled

drilled to allow fresh air into the mine. Today 22 men were pulled to pulled to the surface along

with one body. 3 men are still missing. Chinese

say the rescued men are say the rescued men are in good

health apart from some sensitivity to the sensitivity to the bright sunlight. Despite sunlight. Despite the reasonably happy ending, this latest incident has raised more questions about the safety of China's mining industry. It's considered the most dangerous

in the world with more than 2,600 miners killed in accidents in 2009 accidents in 2009 alone. In

April last year 115 miners were

pulled from a flooded mine in the northern province of Zhangzy after more than a week

under ground. In October a blast at a pit killed 26 miners

and left another 11 trapped

underground. The Government

shut down more than 1,000

illegal pits in 2010 as part of

efforts to improve safety

standards. This mine had

ordered to close in 2007 but

reopened ill - illegally. And staying in

children aged under 4 have been

badly wounded in a knife children

carried out by a staff member

at their day care centre. All

the children are expected to

survive but the assault has

again raised questions about

the recent spate of violence

towards China's young. The

attack came out of the blue. A

female staff member went on a rampage slashing the children with a box cutter. 8 with a box cutter. 8 were

rushed to hospital.

TRANSLATION: So many children

were injured, most of them with

neck wounds. I've never seen such a dangerous such a dangerous situation before. The attack took at an informal day care centre

in a suburban district of

Shanghai, home to many migrant

workers. With many parents

looking for work far from home

day care centres from this one

are playing an increasingly important

important role and many parents rely

rely on them as a safe place to

leave their children. "I leave their children. "I sent

my child to the kinder

Garratten every imagined such a thing imagined such a thing would

happen." But the afact is the

latest in a series of stabbings against schoolchildren in China

since last year. The attacks

have prompted a national soul searching about the negative social impacts of China's rapid economic growth. In min hang, while these children's while these children's lives

may be out of danger, doctors

worry they will live with the skars.

TRANSLATION: I don't think

anyone will be disabled after

their surgeries. As to their physical appearance let's Waite and see how they

recover. Police say a

30-year-old woman is being held

over the attacks. Let's get the

latest world weather now with Graham Creed. A Graham Creed. A high pressure

system is forming or at least

is deepening about the South Australian and Victorian border

but we've also got a cold front

just clipping the far

south-eastern corner. So a few showers down around parts of

the south-east but all those falls

falls will be light. We've falls will be light. We've also

got onshore winds along the NSW

and the Queensland coast, and the Queensland coast, now that's triggering some showers.

because the upper level

disturbance has moved out to sea

sea so during Wednesday we're

not expecting anything in the

way of significant rainfall or thunderstorm activity although one or two could be possible

about north-eastern about north-eastern NSW. There's a bit of instability

about the far west coast of WA.

That will trigger some showers

but again nothing in the but again nothing in the way of significant falls. Still some

cold air slowly starting to

creep through New Zealand, so

another cold day on the way.

The most significant falls down around the far south-western corner of the the south island seeing the

coldest of the conditions at the moment. We've got a trough

sitting through the southern

parts of South-East Asia, so fairly

fairly wid spread showers and of a tropical low, still triggering some possible heavy

falls around Taiwan and also

the northern half of the Philippines. As we head over

into the western countries of

Asia, we've still got enough

instability with a instability with a trough system sitting across the

region to trigger some fairly

widespread showers widespread showers an storms but at this stage we're not expecting anything expecting anything in the way of significant falls along the Chinese coast anywhere along anywhere north of about Hong

Kong we could see some

significant rain as that

significant rain as that tropical disturbance starts to

move towards the coastal

fringe. But we've also got another another trough through the north but probably the bigger feature is tropical storm

Tallis. It's still sitting well

south of Japan but it south of Japan but it is

expected to reach Japan by

around about Friday and could

be a category 1 typhoon introducing introducing possibly flooding

rains, storm surges about the

east of the country east of the country and also the chance of damaging winds. Now winds. Now across India it's the north-eastern parts of peninsula. That's where we're the north-eastern parts of the

expecting to see some of the

tropical disturbance heavier falls. That's where the

tropical disturbance sitting off the coast and a big feature in the coming

eastern side of the Bay of days, particularly on the

Bengal and we could see some significant rainfall beginning to develop there. Nothing in

the way of significant rainfall

through Europe. We've got a ridge of high pressure

spreading from the UK all the way through to Germany. there's the possibility of way through to Germany. So

showers about the far north and

also a low pressure system

approaching Spain. Now could trigger approaching Spain. Now that

relatively light showers there.

And the Eck tor ial belt

got another tropical active at the moment and we've

the far west coast, that could

be an impact on the US as he

head into next week. We've seen

a clearance of the rainfall

from the United States and

we've still got showers about

the north-eastern parts of Canada but down around the

southern parts of the Gulf that southern parts of the Gulf

we're expecting to see an

bring increase in rainfall that could

bring some hope for some rain

as finally around parts of Texas

the week. And a band of as we head towards the end of

instability down around the

west coast and then spreading

across the central and southern

parts of Brazil. That will

trigger some fairly widespread showers but again falls are expected to be generally

light. Still ahead on the

program - the Gaddafi regime's

secrets emerge as his troops

retreat. Plus the return of

bird flu. The UN warns secrets

mutant strain spreading bird flu. The UN warns of a

throughout Asia. You're watching The World on ABC News 24, I'm Scott Bevan. A reminder

reminder now of our top - the Algerian Government has reminder now of our top stories

confirmed that the Lybian leader Colonel Lybian leader Colonel Gaddafi

and 3 of his children have fled to Algeria from Libya. Their

flight has triggered a fresh

round of speculation in Libya round of speculation

about where the toppled

dictator may be hiding.

Fighting is continuing across Libya with the rebels still

trying to overcome pockets of pro-Gaddafi resistance. in as Japan's new Prime Minister. The country's 6th in Minister.

daunting agenda including just 5 years. Mr Noda faces a

recovery from March's

earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters as well as the flagging economy. In Syria anti-government demonstrations

are reported to be breaking out

across the country after morning prayers on the morning prayers on the holy day

of Eid al Fitr. Activists say

fire Syrian security forces opened

at least 4 people, mainly in

the province of Deraa in the

south. And coming up later on

from our South-East The World, a special report

correspondent in Kuala Lumpur

ahead of decision on the Federal ahead of tomorrow's High Court

Government's plan to swap

asylum seekers in Australia for Malaysia-based refugees.

Returning now to our top story

and as forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi retreat in Libya

they're leaving a trail of evidence about how his operate ed. The BBC's operate ed. The BBC's Orla

Guerin has gained access to

Colonel Gaddafi's internal headquarters and she filed this report. The regime kept many of

its secrets here but today we

were able to walk right in to

the homeland security

headquarters. Testaments remain

to the dark arts practiced here. We found here. We found operational

charts about tracking anyone with a cell phone, with a cell phone, anywhere in the country. And guidance on identifying

suspects. This is where Colonel

Gaddafi spied on his own people

and it seems on others. We've

just found these documents lying in the corner over there. They appear to be a record of

intercepted emails. You can see

here interception four, interception zero, interception open. Now what's interesting is

that a lot of the names in

these documents are foreign and

a lot of the phone numbers are

in the UK. We pushed in deeper

but there are still hidden

gates on the elevators. gates on the elevators. We can't be sure what they lead can't be sure what they lead to

but we've been told there are

detention cells down below. In another office scattered remnants of intelligence files listing targets and who they

called. And a photograph of a

wanted man. We don't know if he wound

wound up here. Well this is an intercept from April of this year. It seems to be year. It seems to be between

two rebels. One is asking the

camp and he's suggesting a good

time to do it. It just shows how much the regime was able to

monitor the rebels' progress. It could take months It could take months to read all the files here but they may

tell the stories of so tell the stories of so many

ruined lives. The US President

Barack Obama will travel to

some of the States worst hit by

Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene. The powerful

storm has killed at least 41

people and triggered some of

the worst flooding in Vermont

and New Jersey. Millions of people remain without power and

it's believed the damage bill

could reach $20 billion.

Hurricane Irene has gone but

in its wake the worst floods

for 50 years. Across the north-east

battling against rising water

and a storm surge that has pushed rivers to record levels. One of the worst hit

areas is Vermont where this

summer was unusually wet. The saturated ground couldn't cope with Irene's with Irene's torrential rains and whole neighbourhoods are now survivors is the priority here and in other stricken

States. But in New York and

along the coast where damage

was expected to be bad, the clean

Hit Long Beach pretty bad and now we're

up. We have no electricity so

came out for the sun light and started the process. The financial markets opened as usual even though parts of Manhattan were evacuated and

the subway closed as a

precaution. But millions of people are still without power and President Obama

that the worst may not be over. From North Carolina to

Maine the total bill could Maine the total bill could top $20 billion. Remaining in

US, and it's almost 10 years since the September 11

terrorist attacks struck terrorist attacks struck the United States. In Washington DC

survivor s are returning to the

Pentagon where 184 people died

when hijackers flew flight 77 into the building. North America correspondent Jane Cowan reports. At the sky is almost as blue as the sky is almost as blue as it

was that horrible day and the

memories for those returning

here are vivid. I could see

just strings of my skin like sausages that you've cooked too long that the casings have

exploded, they were just

hanging down off all my

fingers. 184 people didn't

make it out, killed on board

the plane or inside each person lost with a bench and an individual and an individual reflecting

pool. Behind every name a pool. Behind every name a life left behind. Are you a mother?

Just visualise having to tell

your children that their mother

was killed and as I told my son

that day, I said, "Look, you

know what type of person your

mother was, unselfish, giving all of herself, doing something for others, maybe God needed

Mum's help." There are no more answers necessarily were 10 years ago but some

of comfort has been found by

concentrating on the lives were lived rather than were lived rather than the violence that cut them short.

The best way we could do her

loss or sacrifice justice is by moving on and having something positive positive come out of the

ugliness of that ugliness of that day. Sometimes

I'm here when the sun's I'm here when the sun's setting

so it's kind of neat to be able to look towards the sun setting

and you can see the lights in

the pools open up and you just start to realise that this

place is about a celebration life. Life that's determined

to go on. ABC News 24 will have

special coverage of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. You can see rolling

coverage throughout the day

followed by a special presentation of the memorial

service live from New York City. That's here on ABC News

24 on Sunday, September 11. forgotten about it, the threat

of bird flu is back. The United

Nations has just issued a

warning about the resurgence of

the virus. It says a mutant strain of bird flu is spreading

throughout Asia. Australian

authorities say we're prepared

if and when it reaches here.

Bird flu was at its peak in

2006 infect ing millions of birds and almost 600 people,

half of whom died. Since then it's remained dormant but the United Nations is warning that a new mutant strain has developed. Avian influenza or

bird flu is still quite serious

when it infect s man. Wild when it infect s man. Wild bird migrations have brought bird

flu back to countries that were previously virus free. So far

bird flu has shown up in

Bangladesh, China, Egypt,

India, Indonesia and India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Health experts say the

appearance of a mutant strain is concerning because is concerning because it

appears to be able to sidestep the available vaccines. In

humans without early treatment

good evidence that if we get high levels of treatment in

within a couple of days of

falling ill, you can reduce the mortality down to perhaps

20%. The latest death from bird flu was

flu was in 20%. The

people have already died this year. Australian health

authorities say the Federal

Government has been preparing for a possible authorities flu since 2004. Our

laboratories are ready laboratories are ready to diagnose the virus if it's to

come to us. We've got

preparation ready to develop vaccine quickly and we've got a

good supply of anti-viral medication . And while Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade isn't advising people

to defer their travel to

affected countries, recommending they avoid farms

and markets containing Prime Minister Julia Gillard

says union officials must have misinterpreted her position on whether an inquiry is needed into

into the manufacturing sector. Unions have called Unions have called for an inquiry to examine the

challenges facing the industry after 1,400 job losses at

Bluescope Steel. They thought

Julia Gillard was receptive to

the idea but today confirmed there will be no inquiry. Chief political

correspondent Mark Simkin. The

fluoro vest is a must

accessory in the battle for

jobs and one job in particular.

Julia Gillard visited steel

workers in the Illawarra although cameras were barred

from the meeting. Jobs are at

stake here, jobs are at stake. 1,000 jobs to be precise. Bluescope

precise. Bluescope Steel

announced the lay offs announced the week. Nothing is more important

to me as Prime Minister than Australian jobs. That support

won't extend to an inquiry into the future of manufacturing.

The unions demanded one The unions demanded one in yesterday's meeting. They thought the Prime Minister

open to the idea but got a very different message today. My

focus is on action. I don't want to be held back from

acting by an inquiry which would inevitably take some time. The unions are furious. The Prime Minister

made it very clear to us that

she was open to looking into

some type of future inquiry

into the future of the manufacturing can get, you know, different

impressions from a conversation, that's human,

that's natural. If people don't

think we're facing a crisis, if people don't think we're in a bad time they've got their heads in the sand. Tony heads in the sand. Tony Abbott

won't commit to an inquiry

either although he is putting

his own stamp on the Coalition's industry policy

ordering a review. This is a

Government which doesn't know

its own mind and a Government

which doesn't know its own mind can't be trusted can't be trusted with the future of our country. The

Government and the Opposition should be should be doing a review of

manufacturing. If they won't the Greens will. The real pressure on the Government pressure on the Government will come from within. There's talk

of a caucus revolt with of a caucus revolt with one

backbencher telling the ABC working Australians are

increasingly disenchanted with

Labor but the Prime Minister's

just bungled a chance to

reconnect with them. One

outspoken senator plans to

confront Julia Gillard in

caucus. I think rejecting the

request by the unions and

industry for an inquiry is premature, I think it's economically irresponsible and

a motion demanding an inquiry -

manufacturing dissent. The ABC

helicopter pilot

has been remembered as a humble

man with an infectious

personality at a memorial service in Sydney. Family,

friends and former colleagues gathered at Rushcutters Bay

park r Park in Sydney's east to

pay their last respects. He and pay their last respects. He and his colleagues his colleagues Paul Lockyer and John Bean died when John Bean died when their helicopter crashed Eyre in South Australia 2 weeks

ago. To Malaysia now where refugees are awaiting tomorrow's High Court decision

on the deal to swap refugees

there for asylum seekers. Now

the deal's been condemned by

activists but the refugees are

hoping it goes ahead because it holds the hope that they might holds the hope that they might

get to Australia by legitimate

means. If it doesn't, many say

they will go back to dealing with people smugglers. South-East Asia correspondent Zoe Daniel reports from Kuala Lumpur. If Chan Mung has a

spring in his step it's because

life is finally about to change

for the better. Now a refugee

in Malaysia Chan was a soldier

in the Chin rebel army in Burma

and became a target of the military government military government facing forced labour or death. 7 years

ago he escaped, smuggled out of

Burma by a human trafficker but

it was years before he could

get his family out too.

TRANSLATION: I felt very

depressed while separated my family. I was so worried

about how they would

survive. Chan and survive. Chan and his wife and

their 4 boys are among the

90,000-odd refugees in

mostly from Burma. Over the

years here they've had no legal

access to work, health care, or

government-run schools because

refugees have no rights under

Malaysian law. But in just a

few days Chan Mung and his family will begin a new life in

Brisbane. They've been accepted for permanent residency in Australia. TRANSLATION: I am very glad and

cried. We live in hard

conditions in Malaysia. I cry

at night from difficulties. The Australian people wish to call

us and when we received

letter I feel so glad and have happiness which I cannot

express. She describes evading arrest and extortion by immigration police in Malaysia

as well as mistreatment by

others in positions of power like employers and landlords. A

life in Australia is a life life in Australia is a life of hope for people who have had little.

TRANSLATION: I have huge

expectations and hopes about

going to Australia. The boys

also have big plans.

TRANSLATION: I want to go study

and learn English as well. I

also love to swim and am also love to swim and am very excited. TRANSLATION:

football in Australia and join

an Australian football club.

But 18 people live in this tiny flat and those who haven't

been chosen this time hope they

will be next. Under the swap 4,000 extra refugees 4,000 extra refugees from Malaysia will be given permanent places in

That number should still stand even if Australia can't send

800 back. The aim of the swap

is to stop people smugglers yet

loads of people have arrived at

Christmas Island, mostly from Afghanistan but also Iran, Iraq and stateless and stateless people from

Pakistan. It's unclear whether

they knew about the deal and

were trying to reach were trying to reach Australia before it was finalised. But it

seems that they didn't seems that they didn't come from existing refugee communities in Malaysia.

Refugee activist Irene Fernandes says demand from

conflict zones will keep driving the boat are fleeing because their lives

are threatened and therefore

people who get on to any boat

are fleeing for the safety to ensure safety of their

lives. Now, this deal is not

going to stop this flees of people from their

countries. This man is an Iraqi

who first learnt about the

refugee swap from us when we

met a few weeks ago. He's started an informal support group for Iraqis and is trying to convince them that they're

better off waiting for a

legitimate place than taking a

boat. I think the people can be

patient to the new deal but we

cannot control all of them. I

not guarantee, there's many

people who will go trying by

boat. Emad has been here more than 2 years. He says he will wait for the High Court's decision tomorrow. If the deal

falls over he will take a boat. Are you still thinking

of going?

TRANSLATION: Yes, I am. If there is an

stay here. If not, I will

leave. Arranging transport to

Australia seems surprisingly easy, to demonstrate kHalid

calls a broker in our presence, an Iraqi in Thailand who can

help coordinate contact with a

people smuggler in Indonesia.

The contact is nervous but he


He tells the broker he wants

to take his to take his 3 children with him

on the boat and asks about


the broker tells Khalid he can

take a boat any time and to pay

the smuggler directly. The the smuggler directly. The main incentive not

for this group is the chance of a legitimate place in Australia. But with only 4,000

extra places over four years

few Iraqis will be that lucky.

It's likely Burmese refugees will get the bulk of the

places. So if the High Court

rules the deal to send those

who take boats back to invalid, there will be invalid, there will be renewed

incentive here to make a deal

with a smuggler. After 4 years

waiting Wisam is one of those who has almost who has almost lost patience. Not have choice. We

have two choice - go to Iraq we

will die, go to boat, 1 delsh

dsh 100% die, 50% life. dsh 100% die, 50% life. So better boat.This is my

choice. And he's notle the only one losing his life

TRANSLATION: For 2 years I don't go to school choice. And want to go to school. Tomorrow

they will be waiting on the

High Court. Zoe Daniel

reporting there from Kuala Lumpur. To sport now with

Daniella and it's going to be a

busy night tomorrow at the NRL

judiciary. It is. All eyes will

be on Glenn Stewart and Adam

Blair. Melbourne and Manly Blair. Melbourne and Manly have accepted down to 10 players following that ugly brawl last Friday

night. They were fined $50,000

each and 3 players from each and 3 players from each club have been banned for up to

3 games. And it's not over yet,

with stew - Stewart and Blair

facing longer spenctions facing longer spenctions when they appear tomorrow

night. Melbourne and Manly accept their players were in

the wrong and they will cop the punishment

punishment but they won't take it lying down. Melbourne it lying down. Melbourne is convinced the reaction of its players was players was understandable. There was a player being player being set upon by 5 Manly players, it is a

reasonable reaction in response

for a player to come to that

player's defence. Manly says

the NRL can't just take $100,000 in fines from the

clubs and do nothing. It wants

a system introduced where players

players sin binned are escorted

from the field. Now sure the

NRL and in its operations might say well that's the responsibility of the responsibility of the clubs.

Well guess what? Not anymore.

You do something about it. The

clubs have accepted punishments

of up to 3 games handed down to 8 players. The 2 at the centre

of the brawl, Manly's Glenn

Stewart and Melbourne's Adam

Blair, face more Blair, face more lengthy

punishments in front of the

judiciary tomorrow night. The clubs say the brawl won't be

repeated even if they meet in

the finals but there's enough

tension between the sides to make anything possible. You

see that see that little - you know

what's happen ed on the weekend there's people niggling you in every

single tackle or there's people saying this, that's footy. I understand

understand that of passion between

agree that that passion is a

good thing . But there's not

much that's good about much that's good about scenes

like this. Second placed Manly

faces third placed Brisbane at

the weekend. Melbourne can seal the minor premiership

the minor premiership by beating the Roosters. Roger

Federer has claimed an straight sets win in his opening round of the US Open. The third seed beat 56th ranked Santiago Geraldo. It's the

first step in his quest to add

to his grand slam record of 16

men's singles titles with a 6th US Open US Open crown. Still on tennis, Australia's two highest ranked players have enjoyed easy first

up wins in the opening round of

the US Open. Bernard Tomic took

less than 2 hours to beat American Michael Yani while Sam Stosur demolished Sweden's

Sofia Arvidsson. Australia's Anastasia Rodionova wasn't so

fortunate falling to the world number 76. number 76. At 18 Bernard Tomic

is the youngest player in the

US Open. He barely had time to

raise a sweat against the 206th ranked Michael Yani. The

American broke serve just once

and he was no match for Tomic's

blistering ground strokes. The

Gold Coast teen will meet the

27th seed Marin Cilic in the

second round. Sam Stosur was

just as dominant against her

opponent, wiping her off the

court in just over an hour. The

Queenslander overwhelmed

Arvidsson with her powerful forehand to move confidently into

Socceroos have arrived in

Brisbane to prepare for Brisbane to prepare for this Friday's World Cup qualifier against football against football minnows Thailand. 10 times world

champion Kelly Slater is now on

track to make it track to make it 11 after

taking out today's final at Teahupoo in Tahiti.

Slater beat Australia's Owen Wright to again move to the

number 1 spot in the current

tour ratings. Now a happy story

from Happy Feet. An emperor Zealand thousands of kilometres

from its Antarctic home is

being sent back to the Southern

Ocean today aboard a research ship. ship. TVNZ reports. It's breakfast time for this early bird

bird but first an ice change in bird but first an ice change in his emperor penguin his emperor penguin sized

chilling bin. Happy Feet's then

forced fed electroliets to keep

him well hydrated before him well hydrated before he's released back to sub-Antarctic

waters. Something else the doctor ordered is hidden in his

morning meal. This morning meal. This is the anti-fungal medication and anti-fungal medication and they get stressed. Salmon is on the

menu again, his only menu again, his only meal of the day. Just go for it, push it in otherwise he will throw

it. A nice surprise is waiting below deck. Overnight below deck. Overnight these fish were caught in the ship's

trawl net so for extra

sustenance they will be offered

to Happy Feet. There's rat tail, hokey and Ling. A

scientist rather than a chef is

preparing the meal. He's been

specially trained to care for

the bird. A lot of hopes are riding on this being a

successful voyage and we're now responsible for the safe

release of Happy Feet. We do a

lot of exciting work but I

don't think penguin delivery

voyage has come into it

before. The 3.5-year-old before. The 3.5-year-old boird

can smell the fresh ocean and

the vet says he's ready to

go. He's healthy, fit, he's got

a nice layer of blubber around

him. In a few day's time he

will be dropped off. The doctor has some final words. Good

luck, go find a mate, have

children but yeah, avoid those Oricas and leopard seals. And

with that we leave the playful

young emperor penguin brought so much joy to so many.

A penguin delivery voyage.

And that is The World for this

Tuesday evening. I'll be back

This Program is Captioned test. Live. Hello. I'm Scott Bevan with

the latest from ABC News 24.

For steelworkers about to join

the unemployment queue, it was a chance to take their concerns

to the very Minister went to the Illawarra in New South Wales today, promising millions of dollars

in support for a region devastated by massive job losses. What they losses. What they want is an

inquiry into the whole manufacturing sector to stop more jobs going elsewhere, and

Julia Gillard's refusal to Julia Gillard's refusal to do

so has put her on a collision course not only with the unions but the Labor but the Labor Caucus. The fluoro vest is a must-have accessory

accessory in the battle for

jobs and one job in steelworkers in the Illawarra Julia Gillard visited

although cameras were barred