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(generated from captions) This program is not subtitled This program is captioned live. Tonight - day terror struck the underground. A warning as London remembers the there will be further attacks. I fear it is almost inevitable 90 candles for Labor's legend. The Whitlam years - and Federer to fight for the crown. And the dream final - Nadal on the first anniversary Much of Britain has paused of the London terror bombings. stood in silence, People across the country on the city's transport network remembering the wave of attacks and injured many more. that killed 52 people Tony Blair joined survivors The Queen and Prime Minister of moving memorials, and the bereaved in a series warned that it could happen again. as the police chief (Choir sings) both poignant and uplifting, To the strings of a gospel choir, London paid tribute. Lee Baisden... ANNOUNCER: At Aldgate, of pilgrimage. Regents Park became a place

floral mosaic. The public began to fill a giant and bereaved families Later, it was the turn of survivors to complete it. for we are so lonely... Oh our dearest, hold our hands, (Big Ben tolls) in its tracks, Earlier, a nation stopped observing silence for two minutes.

SILENCE joined emergency workers. Prime Minister Tony Blair in a cathedral in Edinburgh. The Queen stood in silence

British Muslims, suicide bombers, It's now known four young struck four points in London. all over the world, Their victims came from including Australia. by the courage and resilience The commemorations were marked and those who were grieving, of those who survived hung a sombre warning. but over all of this

that there will be further attacks, I fear, it is almost inevitable and it is almost inevitable will get through. that some of those attacks in which we are operating. That is the new reality capacity to move on. He also applauded London's heartbreaking words - The day was given to among those paying tribute Australian survivor Jill Hicks

last July. to those who lost their lives Jane Hutcheon, ABC News, London. a London-style attack they've thwarted Authorities in the US say

on New York's transport system, terrorist mastermind with the arrest of an alleged and two of his accomplices. suicide bombings The men were planning multiple under the Hudson River. on transport tunnels has been named, Only one of the three Assem Hammoud, 31-year-old al-Qaeda follower who's being held in Beirut. of this plot He was the mastermind in later this year, and it was to play out October or November of '06. According to one US media report, to put up to 20 suicide bombers the men were planning on a single train the tunnel. in an attempt to flood

up a new front Israeli forces have opened Palestinian militants in Gaza. in their campaign against Tanks and troops entered commercial crossings, through Gaza's eastern of Gaza City. advancing to the outskirts Earlier, there were sporadic clashes and Palestinian militants between Israeli troops and south of the Gaza Strip. in the north

(Missile whistles) that Israel is trying to stop The militant rocket attacks during the conflict. have continued have been killed 31 Palestinians and one Israeli its massive military operation. since Israel launched

Jose Ramos Horta East Timor's former foreign minister new Prime Minister. has been named as the country's President Xanana Gusmao After days of negotiations, late this afternoon. made the announcement Mari Alkatiri, Mr Ramos Horta replaces who resigned last month, of fuelling the violence facing accusations since April. which has gripped the country first priority Mr Gusmao said the new government's in the country, will be ending the violence to allow refugees to return home. In other world news - Silvio Berlusconi Former Italian prime minister for fraud has been ordered to stand trial over media deals in the 1990s.

and avoiding tax The charges include hiding profits overseas and Italian companies. by shuffling assets between

the businessman has faced trial, It's the eighth time lost elections in April. but the first since he narrowly charges are politically motivated. Mr Berlusconi's lawyer says the with a proposal Japan is pushing ahead over its missile program. to impose sanctions on North Korea from China That's despite reluctance from Pyongyang, and threats of further conflict sanctions an act of war. which says it would consider could vote on sanctions The Security Council

as early as this weekend. And the new jet fighter that will form the core of Australia's air defence has been unveiled in Texas. in four months. The F35 will make its debut flight it could be delayed, over budget, There are already warnings and lacking key capabilities. But the US is confident the fighter will become the centrepiece of its air power. has denied he was behind a campaign A senior Government senator against John Brogden, as leader of the NSW Liberals. even after he quit has rejected claims Senator Bill Heffernan baseless rumours about Mr Brogden he was among those who spread after his apparent suicide attempt. Liberal leader says But a former federal by the accusation he's not surprised hard right must be exposed. and the tactics of the party's Senator Heffernan stands accused in the back - of stabbing one of his own former NSW leader, John Brogden. stepped down, And that even after Brogden to release a dirt file. Senator Heffernan was threatening about the former member He did raise issues and that they had this...file. Independent Alex McTaggart won Brogden's Sydney seat at a by-election. The MP and his wife are now speaking out about conversations they say they had with Senator Heffernan. He said, "I am John Howard's right-hand man." and he said, "I do John Howard's dirty work." Heffernan said that John Brogden needed to be punished. Punished for not supporting

the Liberal candidate at the by-election. They are claims Senator Heffernan denies. In a statement, he said: He also said that claims: A current colleague agrees it's fanciful. I've never heard Bill Heffernan spread any dirt about John Brogden at all - either prior to that event or subsequently. But someone who has known the Senator for 25 years disagrees. No, nothing surprises me with Bill Heffernan - I mean he thrives on dirt. And if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. I mean, he's definitely got a dirt file and he definitely uses it. John Hewson, wants the current leadership to take action

against the tactics of the party's hard right. A fish rots from the head. This is a leadership issue and the leadership of the Liberal Party at the Federal level, has to do something about this. There's also been more talk today about when the Prime Minister If he starts focussing on "Am I coming or going," you will know from his body language. So he's sort of made the conscious decision - wait until November and then he will have a think about it. I suppose there's an element of timing that's got to be taken into account, whether the timing that Grahame Morris mentioned is the right one, I don't know. And so the speculation will go on. Michael Vincent, ABC News. A Federal Labor MP claims to have proof the Federal Government colluded with grain trader, AWB, to hide the kickbacks paid to the former Iraqi regime. Victorian Labor MP, Kelvin Thompson, says documents obtained under Freedom of Information show the Department of Foreign Affairs

helped write letters and briefings aimed at preventing a US Senate investigation into the kickbacks. It was called 'Project Rose'.

This is clear evidence of consciousness of guilt and an intention on their part to cover the issue up. A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer, refused to comment pending the outcome of the Cole inquiry. The battle over Australia's new workplace laws has been re-ignited on Hobart's waterfront. One of the dwindling number of Australian cargo ships is about to be reflagged and the 18 crew will lose their jobs. The 'Stolt Australia' docked at Hobart's zinc smelter late this afternoon. This ship has been plying Australian waters for two decades. It's the last Australian-crewed chemical tanker, but not for much longer. We've been advised by the company they want to replace the Australian crew with foreign labour. The 10 crew, 4 engineers and 4 officers expect to be sacked when the ship leaves Hobart for Singapore, where it'll be put under a Cayman Islands flag. It's not going overseas, it trades between Australian ports so it should be manned by Australians. The Maritime Union feels its hands are tied by the new workplace laws. These workers have lost the right to fight and we've lost the right to fight on their behalf at the risk of savage penalties and severe outcomes from the industrial laws. The Federal Opposition says the number of Australian ships has halved under the Howard Government, so more and more foreign-crewed ships are being permitted to ply the coast. What we're seeing is the Howard Government issuing single voyage permits like confetti. Which has meant that the number of Australian crews, the number of seaman that are being employed in the industry has reduced. The decision as to whether these Australian workers continue to work or not is a decision of the Howard Government. The ABC has been unable to contact the ship's owner today. Barbara Pongratz, ABC News, Hobart. Claims an abattoir which sacked 100 workers will reopen with overseas labour have been denied by the new owners. The Conroy's meatworks at Port Pirie in South Australia has been sold to pastoral group T&R. 100 were given notice yesterday as they left for a mid-winter break. Unions fear T&R may reopen the plant using foreign labour but the company has rejected the suggestion. Our recruitment strategy is wholly and solely based around employing people from the local towns and regions and I think we've shown that. The sacked workers have been offered positions at two other abattoirs owned by T&R in regional South Australia or help to find a job in another industry. In Melbourne, paramedics have been attacked while trying to treat a critically injured teenage girl overnight. The 17-year-old fell several storeys from a hotel balcony

during a party last night. But before paramedics could reach her they were set upon by male partygoers. The two ambulance paramedics that have been assaulted received punches to the head and were pushed against walls. They had to leave the scene until the police arrived to make it safe. The two paramedics suffered head injuries and bruising from the attack. The girl is in a critical condition.

If you've ever worried about kids watching too much television or the same video over and over again, the experts say you can relax. New research shows there are benefits from repeated viewing of the same material - even if it drives parents mad. To adults, watching the same video over and over might seem repetitive but researchers from La Trobe University say it's actually good for kids. It consolidates their understanding, and given that they are quite young, once is perhaps not sufficient

for them to understand the detailed information that's presented. The girls have probably watched 'Sleeping Beauty' maybe 25 times in their video career. Researchers looked at what happened when 3- to 5-year-olds watched a range of videos, or the same video many times.

By watching it repeatedly, five times versus once, children were able to understand the good and bad characters, not only in identifying who was good and bad, but actually being able to explain to us why they were good and bad. They found high-quality animated films inspired creativity and role-playing in children older than two.

Nemo! Be... But as for letting babies watch videos, a leading American expert says it's a waste of time. They are even developing videos for babies. The funny thing is there is no research that indicates that babies learn very well from video. New figures also suggest Australian children are spending significantly fewer hours in front of the box than their overseas counterparts. Researchers found on average Aussie kids watch around an hour of TV a day, while for American kids it's as much as three. Sophie Scott, ABC News. The milestones just keep piling up for Gough Whitlam. The former Labor prime minister is turning 90. Today was one of those occasions to remember his brief reign in the early '70s, with key members of the Labor Government of the time. It was the first time most of these men had been in the same room since that infamous moment in 1975. Well may we say God save the Queen, because nothing will save the Governor-General. More than 30 years on from his dismissal, he's still pulling a crowd - this time, for an intimate gathering of former Labor ministers from those heady days, including Tom Uren, Lionel Bowen, Doug McClelland and Kep Enderby. The Whitlam memory, the Whitlam nostalgia, the Whitlam saga is really indelibly impregnated in the minds of Australians, including young Australians. And the advice is still coming. Gough Whitlam says if Labor wants to win the next election, it should take its lead from the 1972 campaign,

when shadow ministers really made their mark. Not as a federation of State Labor parties, but as the Australian Labor Party. One man who knows what it's like to lead a country was in no doubt about the Whitlam legacy. To make the turn for Australia - make the turn away from the Rip Van Winkle years of Menzies, the days when we were simply a cardboard cutout of Britain. While tributes flowed freely from his former colleagues, Gough Whitlam described himself as embarrassingly immobile and pretty deaf, joking he makes no bookings further ahead than three months. Asked his greatest achievement, without a moment's hesitation, he cited enabling women to gain tertiary education. That's the matter on which I get more correspondence

than anything else. And that education, he thinks, will lead to a female Australian Prime Minister within the next six years. On our side, Julia Gillard would be obviously well qualified. Gough Whitlam will officially turn 90 on Tuesday. Jayne-Maree Sedgman, ABC News. Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, has undergone surgery in the United States for pancreatic cancer. The man regarded by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, is recovering in a New York Hospital. A spokesman says he'll undergo more treatment in coming months. It's the latest setback for the 70-year-old,

who'd already been forced to cancel several dates on his marathon farewell tour. That's now postponed until next year. Tonight's top story - Londoners have observed two minutes of silence during ceremonies to remember last year's terror bombings on the underground. And still to come - What's in a name? Quite a bit if you're called Darryl R Peebles. World number one Roger Federer will play his nemesis Rafael Nadal in Sunday night's Wimbledon final.

Federer easily defeated 34-year-old Swede Jonas Bjorkman while Nadal had to work harder against Marcos Baghdatis. The Roger Federer-Jonas Bjorkman match up had all the makings of a one-sided fizzer - and that's how it played out. The world's best player blasted his way

into his fourth consecutive Wimbledon final, getting the job done in 77 minutes. It was the heaviest semifinal defeat since records began at the All England Club. At one stage, Federer won 11 straight games with a string of winners from all parts of the court. Yeah it was flawless, I thought it was great, you know. I had high expectations, you know, to win this match today and then to come through and play at the level like I did today, I think it's great you know, and I'm very, very pleased. There's not much more I can really say about it. Rafael Nadal's semifinal against Marcos Baghdatis lasted 2.5 hours but at times it was just as brutal. The Cypriot had no way of stopping Nadal in the opening set but the second was more of a contest. Nadal's win sets up a mouth-watering showdown between the world's two best players. I put my best in every practise, in every match, every point I am playing with, with a lot of concentration, with a lot of motivation. Federer and Nadal have met seven times before and the Spaniard has won six of them, including a run of four this year that culminated in the French Open final. Nadal is also the first Spanish man to reach the Wimbledon final since Manuel Santana in 1966. Angela Pippos, ABC News. Australia's Robbie McEwen has continued his impressive start to the Tour de France, by claiming his third stage win. McEwen's teammate Gert Steegmans made his move with 350m to go and gave the Australian a clear run at the finish line. COMMENTATOR: He's just launched McEwen at the line, McEwen is gonna win this again! Boonen's made a mess of it, Robbie McEwen has done it again! That man is something else. Oh, this is...yeah, the best tour I've ever ridden up to this point. Last year I had three wins, but it took me 13 stages. Now we're only up to stage six.

McEwen has a 10-point lead in the sprinter's category and is second in the overall standings. Belgium's Tom Boonen retains the leader's yellow jersey. The final of this year's World Cup is yet to be played, but FIFA is already talking about the next one. A ceremony in Berlin has marked the handover from the organisers of Germany 2006

to South Africa, which will host in four years time. South African President Thabo Mbeki and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan were among those on hand for the unveiling of the official emblem. Through football and through the World Cup in South Africa, we can really create to make the world a better place - to have a better world. South Africa will be the first African nation to stage the football tournament. Elsewhere, Socceroos star Harry Kewell will miss the start of the English Premier League season after having surgery on a foot injury. Tests revealed the 27-year-old striker isn't suffering from gout as first thought but a type of arthritis. New Zealand is headed for victory against the Wallabies in the opening game of the Bledisloe Cup rugby union series. Late in the game in Christchurch, the All Blacks lead 27 points to 12 After wins at home over England and Ireland, the Wallabies faced a much sterner test - the All-Blacks in New Zealand, where they haven't lost for three years. (All shout in Maori) Auwe hi! A touch of brilliance from full-back Chris Latham opened up the All Blacks' defence and he had two speedsters in support. COMMENTATOR: Rogers! And that's a mighty Australia try! Australia was one short for 10 minutes after Rocky Elsom was sent to the sin bin. He's got people lying all over him, how's he gonna get out of the way?

A poor line-out throw from Tai McIsaac was pounced on by his opposite Kevin Mealamu. The All Blacks scored again during Elsom's absence and again it was Mealamu. Dan Carter's conversion gave the home team a 14-7 lead at the break. Gee, what a kick. to test the Wallabies' defence New Zealand continued early in the second half. led to more points Sustained pressure were taking a stranglehold and the All Blacks of the Tri-Nations series. on the opening game the All Blacks a 17-point lead. Another converted try gave replacement forward Scott Fava. The Wallabies replied through Duncan Hunstdale, ABC News. leads Australia 27 points to 12. Late in the game, New Zealand rugby competition, In round six of the premier Southern Districts, Easts, there were wins for Warringah and Gordon. Sydney Uni, Randwick, its tag of premiership favourite The Melbourne Storm reinforced clash with the Brisbane Broncos. after winning the top of the table in conceding just one late try, The Storm defence was resolute their unbeaten run at home. the 10-4 win continuing Tonight, the Sea Eagles are on the way to victory against the Roosters. Nine players backed up from Wednesday's State of Origin so, too, it seemed did many fans with the top-of-the table clash attracting the Storm's biggest crowd

since 2000. first full game since round four, Billy Slater shone early in his the Broncos defence, slicing his way through then using sleight of hand a smooth passage to the line. to give Steve Turner for Melbourne! COMMENTATOR: And Turner scores some attack, Darren Lockyer tried to spark failed him. but for once, his sure hands He doesn't make those mistakes. the most dangerous sides in the NRL, Melbourne showed why it's among building a 10-0 lead. But at the other end, was both miserly and desperate. the Storm's defence And the corner post is gone. from this Matt Geyer leap The video ref correctly ruled no try in the 65th minute, but there was no doubt Shaun Berrigan and Darren Lockyer, about the brilliant set-up play of or the finishing of Greg Eastwood. Eastwood scores! But there was to be no repeat of Wednesday's heroics, with Melbourne's defence holding firm for its 13th straight home win. The fireworks began early between the Roosters and the Sea Eagles, with Adrian Morley the aggressor.

Get a bit of that into you! But Manly let its attacking skills do the talking. Brent Kite scored first, produced some razzle-dazzle football while Brett Stewart and Chris Hicks

for a handy 14-0 half-time lead.

Ian Eckersley, ABC News. And the final score in that game - 33 points to 16. Manly has beaten the Roosters another late rally West Coast has unleashed from Hawthorn to see off a determined challenge in round 14 of the AFL. West Coast won by 10 points, for Carlton, Geelong was too good and Fremantle defeated Essendon. The Hunter Jaegers have produced netball season, the upset of the national Adelaide in Newcastle. defeating the 2nd-placed Hunter won by two goals, Sydney remains unbeaten,

had victories. and the two Melbourne teams season before last night, Hunter had only one win for the and had never beaten Adelaide.

throughout a tense final quarter The lead changed hands but the Jaegars held their nerve for a memorable win. Jane Altschwager scored 33 goals for Hunter while Kristen Heinrich landed 30 goals for Adelaide. There probably aren't too many people in the world with the name Daryl R. Peebles. one from Tasmania, But two of them - minister - the other, a North Carolina for the first time. have met up in the United States don't end there, And the coincidences Mark Simkin reports. as North American correspondent for a very special guest. North Carolina is preparing all the way from Tasmania Darryl R Peebles has come reception, and he's getting a surreal met by a man in a kangaroo costume as a Tasmanian devil. and someone else dressed CROWD CHEERS

Peebles fever. The whole town's caught placards and waving, There were children holding and waving Australian flags. here... from the motel. It was just amazing on the drive up myself to see if it was real. I had to shake my head and pinch Inside the church, the Australian Darryl R. Peebles finally meets the American Darryl R. Peebles,

two men who have lived a world apart but very close together. My name is Darryl R. Peebles. My name is Darryl R. Peebles.

I was born in 1949.

And I have three children. I had a child in 1975.

in 1975. So one of my children was born I had a child in 1977.

in 1977. And my youngest was born in a small town. My father was a small town. My father came from a turning lathe. My father worked on

in the paper mill in Burnie. My dad worked on a lathe The saga began two years ago into an Internet search engine. when the American typed his name than an Australian namesake. He soon discovered much more a bit different sometimes Perhaps we talk down in this part of the woods, and sometimes we talk like this inside we're pretty much the same, but no matter how we talk, and that was a neat feeling. a surprise to know By now it probably shouldn't be magician and ventriloquist. that Darryl R. Peebles is an amateur And so is the other Darryl R. Peebles. They're planning a 2-man show and if it's anything like their common history, it'll be remarkable.

Mark Simkin, ABC News, Graham, North Carolina. at the weather. Now let's take a look it reached 18 degrees, In Sydney today 1 above average . Cooler in the west where the overnight temps dropped

as low as minus 3. In the north-east, of 22 degrees Murwillumbah had the state's max minimum of minus 10. and Glen Innes had the overnight In he south-east -

overnight temps as well there were some very low along the coast. and light to moderate NE/NW winds Inland - a cold dry day and a SE/SW flow dominated. to 9:00 this morning, In the 24 hours the top rainfall was just 0.6 mm at Tumbarumba in the south. to 3:00 this afternoon In the six hours

rainfall recorded. there was no significant In the capital cities today - were overcast, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide but again, no rain to speak of. The satellite picture shows the patchy cloud that's been lingering over southern NSW causing cool, generally dry weather and just the odd spot of drizzle. On the synoptic chart - New South Wales the high over western over the Tasman Sea on Sunday will move east the Bight from the south-west. as a low and trough enter into southern NSW on Tuesday. That trough will move So the rain tomorrow - Some isolated showers or drizzle over the southeast inland and just the chance of some light snow flurries on the Western Alps. Around the country tomorrow -

Melbourne, Hobart and Perth will be wet. Dry in the other capitals. Around NSW - Early frost for the north-east inland, then a fine a sunny day. In the south-east - early frost inland. Any showers are expected mainly in the morning and north to northwest winds will freshen in the south.

Inland - the Riverina might catch some of those isolated showers, otherwise a fine and mostly sunny day. In Sydney tomorrow - also fine and sunny with light to moderate westerly winds 6 to 18 on the coast. and a temperature range of below 0 again overnight. Richmond should drop And further ahead in Sydney: of tonight's top stories - And before we go, a recap of the London bombings on the first anniversary that claimed the lives of 52 people, has warned the UK's police commissioner more attacks are inevitable. has defeated Australia And New Zealand by 32 points to 12 in Christchurch. Before we go, a preview of the news and current affairs line-up here on ABC television for tomorrow morning. At 9:00, there's 'Insiders'. Barrie Cassidy talks to State treasurers about federalism and COAG. At 10:00, there's 'Inside Business' with Alan Kohler. His guest this week is Paul Little of Toll Holdings. Barrie Cassidy returns at 10:30 with 'Offsiders', a look at events on and off the pitch. And at 11:00, Helen Vatsikopoulos presents 'Asia Pacific Focus'. And that's the news to this minute. And I'll be back with more news at 8:25pm. We'll leave you with today's visit to Sydney Closed Captions produced by Captioning and Subtitling International Pty Ltd