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sent to Bali to help a 14-year-old boy arrested for

drug possession. Our objective

is to have this young fella

back home as soon as we're

able. Qantas passengers still

facing delays, despite ground staff cancelling their strike.

Millions of online tributes for Apple co-founder, Steve Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.

I think for this generation,

this could be marked as this could be marked as a

Princess Diana moment. And the

Wallabies forwards vow to lead

the charge against South Africa

at the World Cup. at the World Cup. Good morning. You're watching ABC

News. I'm Frances Bell.

Australia's Ambassador to

Indonesia is being sent to Bali

to try to secure the release of

an Australian teenager arrested for

for drug possession. The

14-year-old boy has been

accused of possessing a small

amount of marijuana. correspondent Matt Brown amount of marijuana. Indonesia

reports from Denpasar. The

young teenager from NSW is being held here at police headquarters in Bali since

Tuesday afternoon. His family

has been staying with him to

keep up his morale, but his newly appointed lawyer says

he's very depressed and

distressed. He's angry, he's

crying, and he's got

depression. So he's a little complicated

complicated about his mentality at this time. The first lawyer

to be called in on this case

says the boy told the

that he bought the marijuana says the boy told the police

from a man who offered it to

him on the beach. Then he went

for a massage and the police

moved in. But his new lawyers

say the police who took that

statement broke the rules about statement broke the rules

how to handle a minor. The

regulation give the right to

the minor s to give assistance

- get company by the parents or

by the lawyer. If his parents can convince the authorities

here that their son had a

problem with marijuana in Australia, that he was getting

counselling for it and they can

come up with proof of that, his

lawyers say it's possible this

whole affair could be dealt with without going through a formal criminal trial. If not,

years he faces between two and six

years in prison,

Australia's Foreign Minister years in prison, and

has asked the Ambassador here

to make this case his top

priority. I've indicated to

him that his number priority in the immediate him that his number one

period ahead is how we support

this young boy and his family

and do everything we can to

obtain his early return to

Australia. The boy will be

asked to submit to new blood

and urine tests and a new

police interview later today.

In other news, Qantas says up

to 6,000 passengers are still facing disruptions, despite ground staff calling off their

two-hour national strike this

afternoon. It says 17 flights

have been cancelled and have been cancelled and 29 others rescheduled, and it's

too late to restore the

services. Engineers are still

planning a one-hour stoppage at

Melbourne Airport later today. Businesses receiving Federal

Government grants of more than

$20 million will now have to disclose how much Australian labour, products and services

they use. The announcement was

made during the future jobs

forum in Canberra. The

Opposition's employment spokesman, Senator Eric spokesman, Senator Eric Abetz,

help says the plan does nothing to

help small businesses. help small businesses. The

talk fest that we had in

Canberra yesterday did not take

into account 75% of Australia's

work force - namely, the small business sector,

contractors, small business. business sector, independent

They were all excluded in another example of how this

Government does business. It's

big government with big

business and big unions,

excluding 75% of Australians that are in fact excluding 75% of those

employed in small business or

are self-employed. To ignore that huge cohort of the

Australian employment

population just indicates how

out of touch this government is

with the realities that are out there in the

workplace. Industry groups and workplace. Industry groups

unions have welcomed help for

manufacturers. The national

secretary of the AMWU, Dave

Oliver, says he's very happy

with the outcome of yesterday's

forum. The Prime Minister has

now made an announcement that mining companies, in

particular, have to demonstrate

now that they're doing their

bit to spread the benefits of

the mining boom to give access

to manufacturers to get their products into their projects.

It's not acceptable that we

have as little as 10% local

content going into these

projects at a time when we have

such a significant mining boom

happening in this country.

We've had a barrage of ads from

the mining companies all over

television recently claiming

how they're concerned about jobs and local community.

Well, this might bring a bit of Well, this might bring a bit

reality back into the claims

that they're wanting to spread

the benefits and create

employment, because, as we said before, as little as 10% of

Australian products are going Australian products are

into these resource projects.

We've got jobs where We've got jobs where they're

importing steel, conveyor

belts, pumps, belts, pumps, refrigeration

the crib sheds. Tributes units, even walkways between

the crib sheds. Tributes are

pouring in around the world for

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Apple stores have become places

not just in the United States. of pilgrimage for his fans, and

The ABC's Europe The ABC's Europe correspondent,

Philip Williams, has been at

London's Apple store and he

sent this report. The passing

of Steve Jobs is not just being

mourned in America, it's also

here in London. We're outside

the Apple store. People have

left memorial s, quite a number

of them, with

of them, with poignant cards,

apples with bites out of apples with bites out of them,

and clearly the man had a and clearly the man had a very

big influence not just in big influence not just in his

own country but throughout the

world. You've just arrived

here. You've come here specifically for this.

Yes. What did the man mean to

you and why have you come all

this way just for today? Well,

he taught us all to think in a

different way. He made us think we could change think we could change the

world. We all have iPhones, I

padz, I've fold him with

special events and everything.

It's just a shock that sudden

ly he was taken away from us.

I think Apple will continue to

be in his image and honour him

really well. I guess for most

of us, for many of us, he was

the super geek, he was the one

that made geekism cool.

Yes. Of course we all knew

that he was very ill and it

would probably succumb at some point, but clearly it's an

emotional thing for a lot of

people here as well. It is,

yes. A lot of people - in the

beginning someone I know had

the Macintosh nearly 30 years

ago and have been following him

since. We're not really going

to see him perform at special

events anymore, show the new

iPhone or iPad, we'll see

someone else do it. So it was the technology but also the

man. Yes, definitely. Apple

was part technology, part Steve Jobs, I think that little part

of Apple won't be replaced really. Apple without Steve

Jobs, is it the same company?

We have Tim Cook the new guy

who's taken over and he's now

the master. He's taken over

now. I think we'll see a lot

of good things from Tim Cook.

We're going to see future products that probably Steve Jobs has already been part of.

We don't know yet. But it won't

be the same? It won't be the same, no. It's a shame. Did

you shed a tear this morning

when you heard the news? I was

in shock, yes, I was. Thank you very much. That seems to be

typical of the reaction here,

that people have really taken

him to heart. As I say, him to heart. As I say, not

just in the United States, just in the United States, his home. We've seen the home. We've seen the reaction

in Australia, but across the

globe. Literally this has

sprung up spontaneously, this whole event. It clearly shows

the depth of feeling people

have about the man and what he

achieved in his truncated life. Philip Williams there.

The co-founder of social media

intelligence provide SR7, Peter

Fraser, says the response to

Steve Jobs' death could end Steve Jobs' death could end up

being the biggest trend in the

history of social networking.

I think for this generation

this could be marked as a

Princess Diana moment. It has

certainly captured the minds certainly captured the minds of

people around the world. What

we're seeing is an outpouring

across social media networking sites, whether it's Facebook,

Twitter. As your story

mentioned earlier, we've seen an extraordinary response in

China, with over 50 million

messages of condolence

messages of condolence and sympathy. From the work that

we were looking at yesterday, from the way it was trending,

it certainly had the potential to be one of the biggest event

s on the Twitter platform. At

the moment Beyonce holds the

record with over 8,000 record with over 8,000 tweets

per second. So it will be a

matter of time just waiting to

see the official Twitter

results, but I certainly think

it's going to be up there

across the board across across the board across all of the social media networking sites. The United Nations human

rights office says the death

toll from the unrest in Syria

has risen to nearly 3,000.

That figure doesn't include

people who've disappeared.

Earlier this week, Earlier this week, the Security

Council failed to agree on a

resolution for action against

Syria. After seven months,

there's no sign of protests

ending. Maritime authorities

in New Zealand say they've

failed so far in their efforts to disperse oil leaking from a stricken container ship. Oil

is continuing to leak from the

47,000 tonne ship, which struck

a reef about 20km off the Bay

of Plenty on New Zealand's

north island on Wednesday.

Officials say dead birds have

been found in the 5km oil

slick. Sweden's most famous

living poet, Tomas Transtromer

has won this year's Nobel Prize

for literature. It's almost 40

years since the prize went to Sweden. The 80-year-old's

poems have been translated in

50 languages. He says he's

surprised and astonished by the honour. The people of

Afghanistan are marking 10 years today since the US-led

invasion. On 7 October 2001,

US and allied troops began military operations in

Afghanistan. A decade on, some

Afghans are still trapped in poverty, while others are

celebrating new found wealth and

and opportunity. Afghanistan correspondent Sally Sara

reports from Kabul. These are the sounds that were missing

during the days of the Taliban.

Mu psyche was forbidden. This

man grew up with a passion for

rhythm and harmony. I love

music and I loved it from when

I was a wild. It's a part of

my life, necessary part of my

life. I love it. The Sozan

family was targeted. The

Taliban smashed their

instruments if they dared to

play. It was very sad for us, because we cannot exercise

music or play music. That was

a bad time of our life, five

years of Taliban. Now, a decade

later, there's greater freedom

in Kabul, but there's still

fear too. Halls like this one

are prime targets for suicide

bombers. It makes the job of

an Afghan wedding singer a

cautious one. There are bombs every day exploding everywhere.

There's a big problem for every

Afghan, not just for me. For

many other Afghans, daily life

is still bitterly hard. One in three lives in absolute poverty

without enough food, shelter

and clean water. Abdul Wally

and his son search for anything

they can sell, but wish for a

better future. TRANSLATION:

Yes, I wish for much more. I

have this hope to provide for

my children. I wish I could my children. I wish I could at

least have my own house for my

family . The poor in Afghanistan are among the

poorest in the world. The 10

years since the start of the war have delivered improvements

in education, health in education, health and

infrastructure, but up to nine

million people are still living

below the poverty line. Places

like this one give you an idea

of the extremes in Afghanistan.

Those who are collecting the rubbish are living on only a

few dollars a day, but they're

here in a neighbourhood which is home to some of the is home to some of the most

powerful people in the The remnants of the Taliban

Government blame foreigners for the country's problems. For

what reason they came what reason they came to

Afghanistan? If they came for

justice, there is no justice. justice, there is no justice.

If they came for security,

there is no security. If they

came for the economic progress, there is no economic progress. The Afghan progress. The Afghan Government is planning to hold a gathering

of traditional leaders to

discuss the future of the peace

process. It comes at a time of

record numbers of civilian military casualties. Right

now, the situation is worse.

The position of war is worse.

Americans became enemies with

the people of Afghanistan. They are killing every day,

dozens and dozens of dozens and dozens of people. A

decade after the war began,

it's still not clear when peace will finally come to

Afghanistan. To the US now, and

hundreds of protesters have

rallied in Washington in support of the demonstrators support of the demonstrators on Wall Street, with calls for

tougher action against

corporate crime. Many in the crowd

crowd brought sleeping bags and

raised tents just blocks from

the White House, vowing to stay

on indefinitely. North America correspondent Lisa Millar was

at the rally. The protests in

New York have been going for

about 20 days now, but this is

the first time we've seen some

action in Washington DC. We're

on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Capitol Hill is up there to the

right. Then in the other

direction we're a couple of

blocks from the White House. That's where they'll That's where they'll be marching later this

marching later this afternoon. They've been gathering in a

park nearby here for a couple

of days, but only in small

of days, but only in small numbers. Today is the numbers. Today is the first

day that there's been a

coordinated effort. coordinated effort. They've

called it Occupy DC. They're

trying to copy, of course, the

momentum that they've seen in

New York and they want New York and they want people

to eventually sleep out here

tonight. Like the groups in New York, they are

anti-capitalism, anti Wall

Street, anti war. There's Street, anti war. There's a

lot of placards here talking

about health care and security

as well. We spoke to a few of

them earlier and this is what

they had to say. I have 11

grandchildren and I say grandchildren and I say I'm

going to Washington not for me

but for my children and for

their children. We're not getting getting any help from Mr Obama,

even though I work for him,

voted for him. He's not

helping us. He's on the side

of Wall Street - either that or

he's very timid. We don't know

what is driving this man. But

it's obvious until the people get activated and come out in huge numbers and take back the country, nothing is going to change. We want to be change. We want to be heard, we won't be ignored. Even though we are the 99% and though we are the 99% and we pay a lot of the taxes, we do all the working, yet we have none of the voice being listened to. What they're hoping they'll get out of today is a bit of momentum that they've seen in New York. These organisers have encouraged people to bring along their sleeping bags and tents and to set up camp tents and to set up camp here, as they've done in New York. Just how many people will actually do that in the end

they're not sure, but the

organisers are pretty happy

with the numbers they've got so

far. That's US correspondent

Lisa Millar reporting there.

The top stories this morning: Australia's Ambassador Australia's Ambassador to

Indonesia is being sent to Bali

to try to secure the release of an Australian teenager arrested

for drug possession. The 14-year-old boy was allegedly

carrying almost 7 grams of

marijuana when he was arrested

on Tuesday. Reaction to the

death of Steve Jobs has sent -

set new online records.

Millions of people have been

paying tribute to the Apple

co-founder on social networking

web sites. In China alone, 50 million messages

million messages have been

posted. 6,000 Qantas

passengers are still facing

delays this afternoon, despite ground staff cancelling their

nationwide strike. The airline says 17 flights have says 17 flights have been

cancelled and 29 have been rescheduled, and it's too late

to restore the services. to restore the services. The

BBC is looking to shed BBC is looking to shed around

2,000 jobs as part of an effort

to cut 20% from its annual

budget of $5.4 billion. Around

half the savings will be half the savings will be made behind the scenes, but it will

mean big changes for local radio and radio and children's

television. The BBC's Nick

Hyam has more. In a blacked out

medieval church in London, they

film an adaptation of the

Charles dickens novel, on BBC

at new year. Even dramas like

this could feel the pinch in the

the wide-ranging the wide-ranging cuts announced

today. Half are expected to be made in

made in what the BBC spends on programs, half in administration and behind the

scenes. But it won't be axing

any complete channels. The BBC

has to make cuts because last

year it agreed with the Government to freeze the

licence fee for six years.

That's good news for licence pairs, less good news for

pairs, less good news for the

BBC, which has to find a way of

saving 20%, a fifth of

everything it spends, by 2017.

There's been no shortage of newspaper

newspaper speculation about how

the savings will be made. the savings will be made. Among the suggestions -

Among the suggestions - the

loss of around 2,000 loss of around 2,000 jobs,

halving the number of senior

managers, replacing managers, replacing day-time

and late-night programs on BBC2

with repeats from BBC4 and selling not just television

invest London, already

announced, but neighbouring

office buildings and moving

many more staff out of London.

The BBC's local radio station

is already run on a shoestring,

may be expected to share

programs for part of the day.

Across the BBC, some money

saved will be reinvested in protionz or new

technology. That's Nick Hyam

reporting there. Finance now,

and US President Barack Obama has warned the American economy

is getting weaker and is vulnerable to Europe's financial problems. The

President says he understands the frustration felt by the frustration felt by those protesting outside Wall Street.

He says Europe has to act quickly to deal with its quickly to deal with its debt

crisis, but is confident

European leaders are up to the

task. I speak frequently with

chancellor Merkel and President

Sarkozy. They are mindful of these challenges. I think they want to act

want to act to prevent a sovereign debt crisis from

spinning out of control or

seeing the potential break-up

of the Euro. I think they're

very committed to the European

project. But their politics is tough. That's Barack Obama there. To the markets now.

The Dow is up 183 points. The Nazdaq is up 46 points. The

S&P 500 is up 17. In London,

the FTSE has closed 189 points higher. Checking higher. Checking commodity prices:

Now with all the sports Now with all the sports news, here's Paul here's Paul Kennedy. Thanks, Frances. Let's look at the Wallabies. They're preparing

for the quarterfinal against

South Africa on the weekend. A big weekend of sport, including

the big quarterfinals at the

rugby World Cup. The Wallabies are looking to face tough conditions and also a very

tough opponent in the South

Africans, who prepare well for

these matches and

these matches and the victories

the Wallabies had over the

Springboks previous to this tournament won't stand for much

probably. It's just how much

ground our forwards can make

and how smart the kicking game

is. To talk about the

forwards, Ben Alexander was put

forward yesterday. Everyone on

deck pretty much, apart from

the blokes who've gone home.

Massive boost for the squad. It's not just one It's not just one individual

who will get the job done, it's as

as a group. To have everyone

on deck is a bonus. We know

what to work on. We know what

a massive challenge it will be,

especially on the physical side

of it, the confrontation, the

impacts. At the tackle, at the scrum, mauls, everything, the

breakdown. We know where we

have to be to get the result we

want. If not, we know they'll

beat us. The former NRL player

beat us. The former NRL player

Ryan Tandy has been convicted

of trying to rig a match as

part of a betting scam that happened yesterday. The big

news was the magistrate imposed

a good behaviour bond and fine. Meanwhile, the NRL has

reiterated its vow to impose life bans on anyone convicted of match mixing. Karl Hoerr

reports. Ryan Tandy was in no

mood to talk after learning his

fate. How do you

fate. How do you feel, Ryan? Disappointed. Sacked Bulldogs

front rower has always

maintained he had nothing to do with the surging betting

interest on his side's round 24 match against North Queensland

last year, but he failed last year, but he failed to convince a Sydney magistrate,

who said in her decision "I'm

not satisfied that mere coincidence is a rational hypothesis." Early in the

match, Tandy gave away a scrum

to the Cowboys with an incorrect play the ball. He

said in evidence that said in evidence that his fumbling was merely accidental.

Soon after came another act,

this time resulting in a penalty. Ugly-looking tackle.

The penalty comes right in

front of the posts. Ryan Tandy

said what he did was normal

play, but the case didn't rest

on his on-field actions. The

court heard Tandy's manager,

Sam Ayoub, told another of his players, Parramatta's

players, Parramatta's Brad

Murray, to place bets for Murray, to place bets for him on the Cowboys' penalty goal

option because the match had

been set up and it was a been set up and it was a sure

thing. The magistrate said

Ryan Tandy was in contact Ryan Tandy was in contact with

Sam Ayoub and two others who

placed substantial bets on the

option. She

Ryan Tandy's role was to do all he could

all he could to make sure that

the Cowboys scored first by a

penalty goal". Because of his leg injury, a community leg injury, a community service

order was not imposed.

Instead, Tandy was placed on a

12-month good behaviour bond

and fined $4,000. Tandy's

lawyers will appeal against the decision. Separate charges

that he lied to a match-fixing

investigation by the NSW Crime

Commission are yet to be

Commission are yet to be resolved. Sticking with the

same theme, the trial of two Pakistani Test Pakistani Test cricketers

accused of taking bribes has

been told three more cricketers

have been implicated in

allegations of match fixing.

Salman butt and Mohammad Asif

deny the charges. James Pearce

has more. Cameron Akmal, wicket

has more. Cameron Akmal, wicket

keeper, his brother, Umar Akmal

and wa hab Riaz, a bowler, all

accused in court of accused in court of being

involved in fixing. The

prosecution claim, along with

Salman Butt, the former captain

and his team-mate, Mohammad

Asif, they were part of a Asif, they were part of a group

that took money to manipulate

matches. The jury was shown

video of their agent being paid

?150,000 in return for agreeing three

three no balls in last year's Lords

Lords Test match. The next day

there were indeed no balls at

the promised times. The first

from Mohammad Amir being

described by one cricket

statistician as the biggest that he'd ever seen. The that he'd ever seen. The court was told that once the 'News of

the World' had made the allegations, police searched allegations,

the hotel room of Salman the hotel room of Salman Butt.

In it they found 31,000 pounds

In it they found 31,000 pounds

in cash, ?2,500 of that in marked notes from the

the 'News of the World' made marked notes from the payment

the 'News of the World' made to

their agent. Salman Butt told

police he'd been given police he'd been given that

money in return for opening an

icecream parlour. Both Salman

Butt and Mohammad Asif deny the charges. The trial is due to

resume on Monday. James Pearce

from the BBC. Just quickly,

Frances, Andrew boggert looking

unlikely now to play in the Frances, Andrew boggert looking

down this morning. Huge NBL. That deal may have broken

disappointment for NBL fans.

with the weather, Vanessa O'Hanlon joins us now

with the weather, Vanessa. If

we look at the satellite image,

we see that most of the cloud

travelling over the country

this week with an associated

trough is moving towards the

coast. Behind the trough we

have a high-pressure system, bringing dry conditions to SA and

associated and middle-level cloud

associated with another trough

is lying over WA's south-east.

As the broad trough in the east

gradually moves towards the

coast, showers will remain over south-east Queensland, eastern

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

Another cold front is

approaching the south-west of

weekend, that front will spread WA. As we get into the

a gusty cold change and a gusty cold change and showers

through southern WA and warm northerly winds will push through SA ahead of the front.

through SA ahead of the front.

The trough in the east will continue to trigger continue to trigger showers

along the eastern seaboard and

a weak low will cause stormy

showers in the tropics. For

Sunday, the front in the south

will move over the south-east,

with an associated low. This

will bring a cool change and

showers and we'll see warmer

north-westerly winds drift into

NSW and Queensland. For Queensland today: Queensland


Vanessa, thank you very much.

That is a round-up of the

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network. I'm Whitney network.

Fitzsimmons. Coming up on the

program - banking on a new

bailout. Emergency loans for

Europe's struggling banks. Meanwhile, Australian markets

soar on the news the biggest rebound in three years.

rebound in three years. And

tributes for a titan - an

outpouring of sympathy for

Apple's pine year. Those

take stories shortly. First let's

take a quick look at the

markets. More on how markets. More on how trade

will end the week in a moment. Yesterday around the region the

session was moderately higher: