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anger continues with divisions

on what to do. To take action

against the mufti you are

punishing the community. That's

not the way to go about

it. Australians feeling the

pressure in the Solomons. And 9

years old but who's counting?

Another triumph for Fields of

Omagh. David Hayes, do you

believe in destiny I do now.

It's fantastic. It's all about

the horse. Good evening, Joe

O'Brien with ABC News. He may

be staying quiet for a while

but the uproar over his remarks

are growing louder. Sheik Taj

el-Din al-Hilaly's own Lebanese

Muslim Association is divided

over whether it should sack him

thrand are calls for government

funding to the community should

deepening between his be cut. The divisions are

supporters and the rest of the community. Australia's Muslim

community was already in damage

control over Sheik Taj el-Din

al-Hilaly's comments on women,

now there's disgust at this

answer to questions about him quilting.

It's just another outrageous

comment by this person, just

extremist, outrageous

comments. It was too much even

for critics of American foreign

policy. The inherent

implication of violence there

is one I reject and just the

same as I reject George Bush's

invasion of Iraq. Sheik

al-Hilaly was applauded last

year for the part he played in

the he re lease of Australian hostage Douglas Wood from

Baghdad. Since he arrived from

Egypt 25 years ago he's been a

social figure. There were

attempts to deport him but he

was granted permanent residency

in 1990. Over the years Sheik

Hilaly has been accused of

calling Australian women cheap,

making anti-Semitic remarks and

defending the September 11

attacks on New York and Washington. Many Muslim groups

say he has no authority however

he still has a strong folk

especially at the Lakemba

mosque. There's concern about

affecting the young men his attitudes to women

there There's a problem the

Muslim community has to

tacking. It's a community

already battling bad publicity

attacks after violence on over gang rapes and the revenge

Sydney's beaches last summer.

Sheik Hilaly's comments haven't

helped. I'd be reviewing any

taxpayer funding to the mosque

or associations around the

mosque and withdrawing it. We

need to increase the pressure

on his close band of supporters

to get him to stand down. I why punish the community and

community services for the

outrageous unrepresentative and irresponsible comments of

someone who's exhibited these

extremist views? To take action

against the mufti, you are trying to punish the

community. The Muslim community

reference group want ascentre

of high learning established in

Australia to train a new

generation of Imams. The Federal Indigenous Affairs

Minister Mal Brough has been

confronted by angry protesters

during the opening of a new

police station in central

Australia. I was Mr Brough's

first visit to the remote

community of Mutijulu since he

made allegations on the ABC's

'Lateline' program that

paedophile rings were operating

in the area. The ABC was denied

access to the central

Australian community of

Mutijulu today for the opening

of a new police station. The

community is angry about

coverage on the ABC's

'Lateline' program earlier this

year where Federal Indigenous

Affairs Minister Mal Brough

spoke of widespread child abuse. Everyone in those

communities know who runs the

paedophile rings, they know who

bring in the petrol. They need

to be taken out of the

community and dealt with. For

the first time since that

Mutijulu today came comment aired, the community of

face-to-face with Mr Brough and

they vented their anger. He was

labelled the minister for

racism as protesters screamed

and wailed but the Minister

refused to apologise. Clearly

they've been wound up by

somebody to try and deny the

things that have occurred in

Mutijulu in the past and, you

know, to that end that were

missing the message. Since the

allegations were aired on

'Lateline', an inquiry has been

launched into child sexual

abuse in Aboriginal communities. It's due to report

back next year. More than 1,000

people have gathered for the

funerals of two of the four

teenagers killed in last week's

car accident in northern NSW.

This morning mourners

farewelled 16-year-old Corey

new who had been collected to

be next year's school captain.

Friends and family wore pink in

rememberance. He was not just a

son, he was my best mate. The

only teenager to survive the accident Tyler Green attended

the service. At another Lismore

church this afternoon mourners

said goodbye to 16-year-old

Paul Morris. Funeral s for Mitchel Eveleigh and Bryce

Wells were held yesterday. The

teen teenagers were killed in a

single car accident on a

straight stretch of road at Byron Bay. Police investigating

a discovery of a body in the

Blue Mountains. Bushwalkers

discovered the remains this

afternoon on a walking track at

Katoomba. Police can't confirm

whether the body is male or

female. The walking track has

only been recently reopened.

It's not known how long the

body's been there. The Premier

left his Sydney political

problems behind today with an

electioneer ing trip to the

bush. He's announced a program

to attract community service

workers to remote parts of the

State. Morris Iemma unveiled

the measures at the country

Labor conference in Queanbeyan.

After a tough week as Premier,

Morris Iemma received a hero's

welcome. The Premier returned

the goodwill by announcing a

package of sweeteners aimed at

rural and remote

communities. Above all , we

want to make sure that we can

attract the staff and retain

them in country communities. To

do that, a 3-year pilot program

will be introduced in Burke,

Walga, the and Wilcannia where

community workers will be

offered assistance to buy or

rent a home. They will also

receive a $5,000 bonus at the

end of each year of service and

as an extra benefit, they'll be

offered a home commuter and

Internet access. The initiative

was welcomed by the State

Opposition. I think providing

more incentives will work, the

question is how quickly it will

actually have an impact and

whether it's sufficient. Morris

Iemma also set aside $18

million to establish 10 new

schools to train carpenters,

joiners an mechanics across the State. These trade schools are

a new direction in training for

young people in NSW,

complementing the outstanding

job done by our TAFE

system. And when you're after

votes, it always helps to build

bridges, or at least imploouv

them. Today the Premier

promised $60 million over three

years to upgrade timber bridges

across the State like this one

at Wollcool. There's more

political fallout in South

Korea as a result of the

nuclear test earlier this month

by its neighbour. The country's

intelligence chief is the

latest to resign as the government considers a radical

change in its policies of

engaging with the North. North

Asia correspondent Shane McLeod

has sent this report from the

demilitarised zone between the

two Koreas. Just a few years

ago crossing this border would

have been unthinkable. Now

every morning scores of cars

and trucks from South Korea are

heading into the North. Their

destination - one of the

headline projects of South

Korea's policy of engaging with

its neighbour. The Kaesong

industrial complex. It's a bold

initiative. South Korean

companies are setting up factories staffed by North

Korean workers. Clothing

company Shinwon is an

enthusiastic backer having set

up a plant in the North Korean

enclave. The company's

chairman, Park Sun Chul tells

me as well as the financial

benefits for his company, he

thinks it's boosting

inter-Korean cooperation and

reducing the threat of

conflict. "Also from an

economic point of view, I think

we can educate North Korean s

on how to develop business and

their economy." But Kaesong and

other cooperation projects are

coming under fire. Critics say

the projects are sending money

to Pyongyang, that it's been

able to use to develop its

nuclear programs. This

government policy is I think is

appeasement and this is a time

to change or give up that

appeasement. After North

Korea's nuclear test the

government is giving signs that

its policy is changing. The top

minister for dealing with

Pyongyang has offered to quit

along with the defence minister

and the nation's intelligence

chief. South Korea's North

Korea s, the policy after

nuclear testing cannot but be

different. South Korea is

trying to balance itself between the demands of the international community and its

own hopes for a peaceful

relationship. Having invested

so much in engaging with North

Korea, it's reluctant to give

up. The US President George W

Bush says the world must

increase its efforts to ensure

that Iran does not develop

nuclear weapons. He was

speaking after the news that

Iranian scientists had test add

second bank of machines which

would double its capacity to

generate enriched uranium. But

whether they've doubled it or

not, the idea of Iran having a

nuclear weapon is unacceptable. However, the

amount of enriched uranium

generated so far is tiny, but

experts believe Iran is at

least three years away from

having enough to build a

nuclear bomb. The US midterm

elections are shaping up as a

national referendum on the war

in Iraq. Democrats are hoping

to capitalise on growing public

opposition to the war by running several Iraq veterans

as candidates. North America

correspondent Michael Rowland

has been in Pennsylvania where

the Republican Congressman is

facing an uphill bat toll

retain his seat. And for what

we all came here to listen to,

Senator John Kerry. It's a week

and a bit before election day

and the Democrats are on a

roll. What you have in

Washington today is a House of

lies and we need to sweep that

house clean this November. For

party leaders like John Kerry,

there's only one issue that

counts. How important is

Iraq? It's an enormous issue,

it's an enormous issue because

Americans know the policy isn't

working and we have to change

what we're doing. This race in

Pennsylvania is one of the

tightest in the country and

passions are running high. You,

sir, are a liar and a coward

for hiding behind those

negative tasks. Democrat

candidate Patrick Murphy served

with the 82nd airborne division

in Iraq. He's campaigning

heavily on a an exit

strategy. I have a plan to

bring our troops home. Sniffing

the political wind, the

Republican incumbent is openly

criticising the Bush

Administration's war plan. The

President has been noticeably

absent from his campaign

events. The President's not on

the ballot of 2006 as far as I

know. Voters here aren't making

that distinction. I'll vote for

people who have a plan for

getting us extricated from this enormous mistake that we've

made in the Middle East. I wish

they'd bring the troops hox. I

was against it from the beginning. This anti-war

sentiment threatens not just

this one-term congressman, it

could wipe out Republicans

across the country. It's not

like Vietnam in the sense we're

not seeing it on television in

the same way because it's so

krensorred but people are angry

about it right now, that's the

major issue this election. It's

not just control of Congress

that's at stake in seats like

this. A big Republican defeat

such a reliably conservative

part of America will make it

that much harder to hang on to

the White House in two years

time. In the Solomons

Australians in the regional

assistance mission say they're

hurt and disheartened by the

political row that's engulfed

their work. The Solomons Prime

Minister Manassa Sogavare is

adamant the Pacific's Big

Brother should be playing a

smaller role which leaves

Australians working for RAMSI

with an uncertain future. Lisa Millar reports from the

Solomon's capital Honiara. It's

a little different to walking

the beat back home but

Australians here in the

Solomons are discovering a

whole new world. 400 of the

700 RAMSI staff are

Australians, living away from

families, flying back once

every four months. The police

are the most visible but with the violence under control,

their role is mostly advisory.

It's not just the decimated

police force that needed help,

RAMSI is rebuilding the public

service from the ground

up. People who have been

trained over these 28 years of

independence have either been

charged, some of them may be in

prison, some of them may be

awaiting trial. And cording to

the anti-corruption watchdog

that leaves the Solomons with a

very small work force. Jane

Samson is training public

servants to train others. It's

exciting, it's a new team

working towards their

objectives, it's determining

objectivities and it's just

been a very exciting process. But they found

themselves caught nup a

diplomatic stoush over whether

they should even be in the

country. I think they're

feeling a bit hurt by some of

the comments they've seen

recently but anyway have strong working relationships with

people here and they knew that

this work wouldn't always be

easy. Paul Lash held a crisis

meeting with staff this week

worried about the impact the

RAMSI row was having. The

hostilities may have died down

for now but the Prime Minister

Manassa Sogavare still thinks

Australia has too much power

and wants to know why there

isn't an exit strategy but

those on the ground say they

want to stay until the job is

done. It happens with alarming

regularity, a healthy person

drops dead for no apparent

reason. But now doctors believe

they understand why. They've

discovered the two mutant genes

acting together can cause an

otherwise normal heart to stop

working without any warning.

Now the search is on to find a

way to prevent it. In some

patients the heart looks

completely normal but all of a

sudden it stops beating. It's

known as sudden death in adults

an affects 50,000 Australians

each year. Approximately

one-third of young people who

die suddenly in Australia, the

cause at postmortem is never

found. Researchers from the

Centenary Institute have

uncovered important information

about the causes of sudden

death. They find patients have

two genetic faults not one and

those genes flick a switch to

cause the heart's electrical

systems to Mal function. You

might think of it as a double

trouble situation where one

dose of a bad drug is bad but

you have a double dose it's

even worse. Liz Jones has a

family history of sudden death.

Her sister collapsed but was

resuscitated. Her brother's

heart also failed but he

couldn't be revive. She has a

defibrillator impanted I

restarts her heart if it stops

beating properly which happened

two months ago. It was an

incredible feel to have that

backup. I was in the office on

my own so had that machine not

been, there it could have been fatal. Researchers are now

working on what trigers the

heart to malfunction in people

who have St Genes. Once they've

identified that, they can use

new medications to stop the

problem developing early on.

That breakthrough is still

several years away. Tonight's

top story - the controversy

over Sheik al-Hilaly shil is

now dividing his own community.

And still to come, the teenage

tear away who's giving a wicked

boost to the Blues. The Cox

Plate has produced another

extraordinary race with the

veteran Fields of Omagh

claiming a second victory by

the narrowest of margins. A

photo finish was needed to

separate the 9-year-old from

the runner up El Segundo.

Bigger crowds may pour into

Flemington next week but Cox

flate attracts the purist. An

ice kri breeze ensured expensive spring frocks

remained tucked away but the punters didn't keep their hands

in their punters. An overnight

plunge pushing Sydney galloper

Racing to Win into outright favouritism. The crowd

favourite was 2003 winner

Fields of Omagh who led the

feeltd out for a record fifth

Cox Plate and his last race

before retirement. The

9-year-old was slow out of the

gates and settled at the tail

of the field with second favourite El Segundo. At the

home turn, the pair was forced

to go around the entire field.

Pompeii Ruler grabbed a handy

lead before El Segundo and

Fields of Omagh made their


When the photo was processed

and the numbers went up, the

roar of the crowd confirmed

that Fields of Omagh had

produced a fairytale finish. I never pulled the stick until

very late because I was always

confident he was going to get

them. We had a set plan if he

missed it, wait and he produced

him for one late run and he

just did the job. This is the

end and I saw him coming and

coming and coming. We'd never

given up on this horse. The

gelding will arrive at the living legends retirement home

on Tuesday for a well-earned

rest. You don't get many

sportsman retire at the top but

Foo has. Earlier the Graeme

Rogerson-trained Zipping came

in. And 3-year-old Efficient is

now the top pick for the

Victoria Derby after an

impressive win in the Group 2

Moonee Valley vase. South

Africa has thrashed Pakistan to

secure a place in the Champions

Trophy semifinals. The Proteas

recovered from a shaky start to

make 213 then routed Pakistan

for just 89. South Africa lost

two wickets in the first over,

then slufred to 5/42. But Mark

Boucher and Justin Kemp saved

the innings. They scored

half-centuries in a 131-run partnership. Makhaya Ntini

ruined Pakistan's reply. He

took a wicket with his second


Teen teen was unplayable at

times and claimed five wickets

in his first five overs.

Pakistan was dismissed for 89

with only two players reaching double figures. South Africa

finished on top of its pool.

Its finals opponent will be

decided when Australia plays

India tomorrow night. An outstanding bowling performance

from the teenager Moses

Henriques has helped NSW claim

first innings points in its

game against Queensland at the

Gabba. Henriques took 5/17 as

Queensland was dismissed 16

runs short of the Blues

total. Jimmy Maher made light

of the loss of early wickets.

He lived dangerously and was

given a life and then ducked

into this short ball. But the

Bulls skipper became the first

victim of rising Blue's star

Moses Henriques. The Australian

under 19 captain dismissed

Maher and Brendan Nash in his

opening over. Moz es cut a

swathe through Queensland's

middle order his first two

overs producing 3/0. At 5/107

the Bulls looked shaky. But

James Hopes and Chris Hartley

brought stability to the middle

order. The pair added 112 for

the sixth wicket. Hopes looks

set for his second century in

four days until he chased a

wide one. The paceman was the

destroyer in his second spell,

also despatched Andy Bichel to

the pavilion. Ashes hopeful

Stuart Clark was upstaged in

his comeback from injury by the

teenager who finished with the

figures of 5 slr 17 in just his

second first-class match. The

Bulls fell just 16 runs short

of pinching first innings

points. NSW lost another Test

hopeful, opener Phil Jaques for

a duck in the hour before

stumps. His second failure for

the match. New Zealand has had

its first win of the

Tri-Nations rugby league tournament defeating Great

Britain in Christchurch this

evening. Brent Webb starred in

his team's victory. The Great

Britain team and its royal

anthem made a late start to the

trination's tournament. God

save our Queen # There were no

miss - missed in lines in the

traditional challenge from New Zealand. Returning from a

lengthy suspension, and Iian

Morley's time ing was out in

the early minutes. Morley in

his comeback game. Morley's hit

on Ruben Wiki attracted the

attention of Australian referee

Paul Simpkins who placed him on

report. Fleet footed full-back

Brent Webb left the Lions in

his wake to score the only try

of the first half as New

Zealand took a lead to the

break. Webb showed his value to

the Kiwis by preveting a Great

Britain try early in the second

half. Soon New Zealand was

applying pressure at the other

end. The home team sealed its

win when Webb capped off a

memorable match by setting up a

try. The St Louis Cardinals

have won the word series. After

scraping into the play-offs the

Cardinals saved their best form

for the most important game of

the season and were helped by

sloppy throwing by the Tigers.

They took an unbeatable lead

into the series by winning game

5 4-2. For the first time since

1982 St Louis is a World Series

winner. The victory sparked

wild celebrations by fans who

saw their team beaten by Boston

in the World Series two years

ago without winning a game. The

Newcastle Jets have upset

Adelaide United to win their

third game in a row. Newcastle

had a 2-1 win while Melbourne

increased its lead at the top

of the table. With Socceroo

Harry Kewell signing pregame

autographs Newcastle attracted

a crowd of almost 11,000, its

biggest of the season W Kewell

and Andrew Johns looking on,

the Jets opened the scoring in

the 26th minute.

Carl Veart's penalty goal

maez it 1-1 at the break. The

match winner from nicky Karl

was a goal har Ky Kewell would

have been happy to call his

own. Newcastle is just outside

the top 4. An Australian-produced musical has

made box office history in

London selling more advance

tickets than any other show.

'Dirty Dancing' opened in the

British capital this week and

critics have already described

it as the hottest ticket in

town and predict it could run

for years .

(Sings) # I've had the time of

my life # The stage version of

the i-Connick #19d 87 movie had

its London premier on the West

End this week and its star is

Australian Josef Brown. Huge,

the biggest opening night I've

been a part of. I've never been

a part of such hype and hoopla

and celebrities an that rits

and glamour that goes with the

cliche you hear about a West

End opening. It's the first

time an Australian promoter and

producer has brought a show of

this scale to the West

End. We've been told no show

has had such accolades after

opening night as this

particular show. Josef Brown

played the role of Johnny

Castle in Australia two years

ago. He's one of 40 Australians

involved in the cast and crew

in the London production. I

mean it's really nice. I mean I

think we bring a certain energy

and a certain flavour that this

cast seem to be really

enjoying. Before the show even

opened, it was a big hit here

in the UK. It set a record in

the history of London theatre

for advance ticket sales and it

told out until next June. I

don't get carried away, we are

now the largest grossing show

in West End's history up front.

We're holding ?12 million which

is. -. We're on sale now until

next year, until next oblingt.

We've sold about 285,000

seats. There's talk here that

the show will run for five

years. If that's the case, this

cast and crew will certainly

have the time of their

life. Now let's take a look at

the weather.

tp the

On the satellite image you

can see where those cold

southerlies are pushing that

cloud up through Tasmania and

Victoria bringing light showers

an there's cloud over WA and Queensland. And that's

developing along two troughs,

one extending south from the

Gulf of Carpentaria and one

from a low over northern WA.

That high will produce a very

cold morning across the

south-east of the continent.

There will be widespread

showers and storms over WA.

Central Queensland may get a

few showers.

There's a gale warning for

the Hunter coast to the south


There's a sheep grazier's

warning in parts.

And before we go, another

look at tonight's top stories.

There are renewed call calls

for the resignation of Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly as divisions deepen between his

supporters an the rest of the

community. Courting country voter, the Premier Morris Iemma

has announced a program to

attract community service

workers to remote parts of the

State. And veteran galloper

Fields of Omagh has capped off

a stunning career by winning a

second Cox Plate. And before we

go, remember that daylight

savings starts tomorrow

morning. At 2 am clocks go

forward one hour. That means an

hour's less sleep and you'll

have to wait until March to get

it back. And that's the news

for now. I'll be back with an

update in about an hour. We'll

leave you with another example

of weather extremes. Two weeks

ago Hobart was threatened by

bushfires, today it was snowing

and they didn't seem to mind.

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