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(generated from captions) It is reported 16 children

were killed or injured by

British troops. In Kabul in 200 57 British vehicle with a Gunner on

Gunner on top shot civilians.

The Americans record investigation controlled by

the British, we are not able

to get the complete story. to

to get the complete The document shows

The document shows a operation unit The document shows a covert The document shows a covert operation unit

the job of killing or the job

the job of killing or individual but capturing 2000 named

capturing 2000 named individual but operations have often individual but their

operations have often gone wrong. One killed, one wrong. One report reads six

killed, one adult female, wrong. One report

killed, one adult

child, four adult men. The

actions may be outside the

rule of law. It is up to a rule of rule of law. It is up to a court to decide clearly had court to decide clearly had something in the end is

crime. something in the end is a

something in the crime. That says prima facie

evidence there does appear to be

evidence of numerous this material. There are

numerous this material. There are

numerous if vague claims that Pakistan's main Intelligence

Agency is helping

Agency is helping the

Taliban. One former head Taliban. One former named 8 times says it

named 8 times says it is nonsense. For nonsense. For God's sake named 8 times says it is

this is pure fiction being nonsense. For God's sake sold as

this is pure fiction being sold as intelligence. It not intelligence. It sold as intelligence.

not intelligence. It may have

a filmingal angle to it but not intelligence. a

not intelligence. It may have a filmingal angle to it but more than that

hard-core. I'm an old more than that it is

veteran, I know this is veteran, I know this is not hard-core. I'm an old

veteran, I know this is brand-new piece of intelligence. The one veteran, I know this is not

information is that the

Taliban have been using information is that the

missiles. The fact they missiles. The fact they were heat-seeking surface the air missiles.

missiles. The fact they were using such weaponry

using such weaponry deliberately covered up taken as a whole how

is this flood of taken as a whole how worrying

taken as a whole

is this information? There is no

information? There leadership question the Taliban

leadership and al-Qaeda and

and there others will read these Ords

and there is no question in leadership and al-Qaeda and

my mind and there is no question in others will read these

and there is no question thousands of vulnerabilities. These

thousands of vulnerabilities. These my mind that creates

like pixels thousands of documents are like pixels which taken together build one clear

together build one tour that will not together build one clear pick

anybody following this tour that will not surprise

together build one clear pick

anybody following this tour that will not surprise

have a point this about the past but it only goes to have a conflict. The White House

emphasise how difficult it past but it only goes to will be

will be to create a different

future. The leaks contain several mentions of

Australian troops and their future. The leaks contain Australian troops and

activities in

activities in Afghanistan.

There is a lot to go through and there are There is a lot to go and there are some Australian references. For example we found a cable, references. For example we and there are some Australian

found a cable, a

dealings with a mortar

dealings with a engagement with

that left an engagement with insurgents

soldier wounded. that left an Australian

soldier wounded. July that engagement with insurgents

that left an Australian

soldier wounded. July 2006, a and Danish solder were and Danish injured possibly by friendly and Danish solder were injured possibly by

fire. The report notes

injured possibly by friendly

fire. The report notes Coalition aircraft. There Coalition aircraft. There are Ordinance was released by

accounts of accounts of Australian accounts

soldiers firing on cars approaching their checkpoint and that there were civilian and that there were civilian and that approaching their checkpoint

casualties with children being taken casualties with children

being taken to There is also I being taken to hospital.

There is also I might add a diplomatic cable from diplomatic cable from and There is also I might add a

2007 where the US Embassy is sending a cable

sending a cable to Washington and

and informing them the Howard Government has decided to

double, nearly double Australia's deployment in Afghanistan but that the

authorities do not say Government has asked that US

anything for five days

because they are not ready to

make an announcement Hardly surprising these sorts make an announcement yet.

of transactions must happen

all the time but it is a very

small part of what is a massive amount of data, raw data that has

data that has been released by Wikileaks. It is a very complicated picture. It is

fair to say in all these

documents there is not a so-called smoking gun a

modern cliche we sometimes

use in journalism but it does

paint a picture of paint a picture of the

grinding reality of the

conflict in Afghanistan and

what a difficult complex

theatre of war it is. Our North America correspondent.

To other news

To other news - the Federal Opposition will hold talk was

Nauru today about housing

asylum-seekers on the island. The Deputy Leader Julie Bishop and the party's immigration spokesman Scott

Morrison will meet Nauru's Foreign Minister in Brisbane.

The Coalition want the reopen

the Nauru processing centre

set up by the Howard Government. More than week since the election was called

and both Labor and the

Coalition have been accused of

of running campaigns far too

carefully scripted. The Prime

Minister Julia Gillard told ABC Radio in Brisbane this morning no one tells her what

the say. No one makes words

come out of my mouth except

mow and I said in the debate

what I wanted to say, I said

the things I believe in. No

one gives me a script to read. Do people give me information? You bet. But the

only person who makes words

come out of my mouth is come out of my mouth is me and the words that I say

and the words that I say are the words that I believe in.

If, Australia's

international education

sector says cuts the students

visa numbers could cost

thousands of jobs. The Government has promised to

tighten rules for overseas students visas. The opposition is expected to cut the number of overseas

students able the stay in Australia after completing

their study. The international education

association predicts

association predicts 100,000

fewer overseas students next

year will mean 25,000 fewer

jobs. An investigation into

the prison murder of Carl Williams

Williams will look at claims

that the gangland killer

asked to be moved out of his

section. Carl Williams died in and after being in and after being attacked

in the high-security unit of Victoria's Barwon prison. The ABC learnt a he had repeatedly requested that

authorities move him due

authorities move him due the safety concerns. Corrections Victoria claimed Carl

Williams had no concerns about his arrangements.

Police investing xwating a shooting in Sydney's northern

beaches are looking at whether a second man was

involved in the robbery A large sear than was organised

last night. Police are yet

to confirm whether the second

man was an accomplice or just

an in oil sent by stander that perhaps got startled

the event here at the Dee Why

RSL yesterday. They are still

trying to work out had this

second man who second man who they launched

a massive search for last

night, helicopters were

involved a ground search as

well by police which failed

to date to locate the man but

they have reviewed or are

reviewing CCTV footage and have talked

have talked the the security

guards who were at the scene

of this bungled armed robbery

yesterday afternoon. It was a fairly

fairly braidsen fairly braidsen attempt to rob this armoured van about

1.30 yesterday afternoon here in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches. We understand at least one

perhaps two attempted to rob

this armoured son and three security guards were the have

been at the time. We been at the time. We know

shots were fired, we know one

man died after he was shot in

the chest who is believed to

be one of the allegedly armed robbers and that an in oil sent by stander was caught in the crossfire when he was

shot in the ankle. Police yet to confirm had they have tracked down this second man this person they thought last

night could have been armed

and had warned the public at

least that he could have been

dangerous. It is fair to

assume if the second man was

an innocent by stander the

police would like him to come forward? Absolutely. They

have been asking for this man

to come forward of course and to come forward of course and

clearly they are interested

in any other witnesses that

they may not have spoken to

to try to help them with their investigations. This was not the only shooting in

Sydney yesterday? No it

wasn't. 6.30 last night in

the southwest a 27-year-old

man sustain add gun wound. He

has been taken to has been taken to hospital. Police are not Police are not reporting where they have taken where they have taken him

because there is concern his because there is concern for

his safety and there is no

motive established for this

attack and in arrests made

either. Earlier I reported on a separate incident in Glebe,

a usually quiet suburb in the

inner west where there had been a drive-by shooting

apparently in response to a

domestic dispute between to

girls over a boy. A refugee who escaped the brutal regime

of the Khmer Rouge has called

for a tougher sentence for prison chief Comrade prison chief Comrade Duch.

The civil engineer in Phnom

Penh now lives in Melbourne.

He said the 35-year sentenced

handed down the Comrade Duch

as not enough. I believe at

that trial it is still not

enough 37 years because we

need him to stay in the

prison for his whole life.

Myself as a Buddhist I do not

want to kill anyone want to kill anyone but

anyway we cannot forgive and

forget about Comrade Duch.

Because he killed a lot of

people, thousand of people in

the prison. For almost for

years in the prison you years in the prison you know already how many intellectual people that they

kill. Overseas, in Iraq two

car bombs have killed 20

people near Karbala. More than

than 50 were injured which targeted people tramplg to

the still for a Holly day. The anniversary of Imama Mohammed al-Mehdi's birthday

is expected to attract

hundreds to Karbala this

week. BP says effort to plug week. BP says effort to plug the leak in the Gulf of

Mexico have resumed after a tropical storm caused ships

the leave the area. The immediate rupture has been

capped for 10 days but

scientists are worried about

how far the effects of the

oil may spread. In the

troubled Gulf of Mexico an

expedition to research the

potential import of oil in

the deep. This is how it will

be done. A miniature

submarine its strange shape

designed to travel right to

the sea bed. I'm given the

chance to join one of the

missions. Only four people can

can squeeze inside. It is cramped in this plastic

bubble but the technology is

tide and tested or so they tide and tested or so they tell me. That is the most graceful way to do it. If you

like the send us your feedback - 90,000 documents relating to the war in Afghanistan

have been released to the his whis web

whis web site Wikileaks. They

reveal details of civilian

deaths at the hands of deaths at the hands of NATO

forces. Senior Coalition MPs will meet Nauru's Foreign Minister in Brisbane today

the discuss housing

asylum-seekers on the island.

The Coalition want the reopen

Nauru's processing Nauru's processing centre

which was set up by the Howard Government. The Prime

Howard Government. The Prime

Minister's preferred option

remains East Timor. Police

are still searching for a suspected armed robber in Sydney. Two men are believed

to have tried to problem to have tried to problem a

van outside the Dee Why RSL

in the city's north. One man

was shot fatally in the chest

but the second man is still

missing. Finance news - a new study has found China will

will import significantly

less natural gas in the

coming decade. The report is bad news for Australia which

contributes to the 16 million

tonnes of gas China imports annually. It is estimated the

figure will be halved by 2020

as China develops its own gas reserves. BP's board still has not confirmed has not confirmed its

decision on the future of decision on the future of its CEO Tony Award. There has

been speculation that he

been speculation that he would resign over his

handling of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Some reports say he has been negotiating the terms of his

resignation. He is expected

to be replaced by American

Bob Dudley who has been overseeing BP's overseeing BP's clean-up operation. The markets - the

Dow Jones has gained 98 points overnight. The Nasdaq was up.

The science world - a 31-year-old man

31-year-old man who has had

the world's first full face transplant has appeared

before the cameras for the first

first time. Just four months

after his surgery the Spanish

man thanked doctors and the

family of the donor. His new face is still swollen and he

has yet to regain full has yet to regain full muscle control but for the man known

only as Oscar this is a

dramatic improvement. Five years tag 31-year-old farmer accidentally shot himself in

the face. He had been unable

to breathe or swallow. Now he

is beginning the learn how

the talk the talk again. TRANSLATION:

I would like to thank all the

medical team. The donor's family and above all my relatives for supporting me

until relatives for supporting me until the end. The The operation in March lasted 24 hours. From a donor lasted 24 hours. From a donor

on the left doctors at the hospital in Barcelona removed

the entire face and muscles the entire face and muscles

plus the jaw, nose, cheek

bones, teeth and eyelids

along with a network of nerve

its and blood vessels. It was its and blood vessels. It was

the most extensive face

transplant ever carried out.

Doctors said Oscar will need

more than year of physical therapy and sudden regain 90%

of his facial functions. His

sister said he just wanted to

be normal. TRANSLATION: be normal. TRANSLATION: A life like he had before. The

simple fact of being able to go

go down the street without

people looking at him

strangely. We can have a

family maeshltion all be

family maeshltion all be together. Frenchwoman Isobel

Dinoir was the first person to receive a to receive a partial

transplant 5 years ago. Since

then 10 people worldwide have

received new faces all with

the ambition of returning the a normal life. Legendary Australian musician Tommy

Emmanuel has received the Order of Australia at Order of Australia at a ceremony in Washington.

ceremony in Washington. The

guitarist has been honoured

not only for his music but

for his charity work for his charity work for homeless children. The

guitarist who now lives in Nashville Tennessee says I is

a great honour to be

recognised not just for his music but for music but for his charitable

work as well. This is the greatest honour in my life

are you kidding? When my are you kidding? When my

brother and I played for the

brother and I played for the Olympic Games closing

ceremony in 20 I thought it

was the greatest thing was the greatest thing to

happen but this is a far

greater honour and I'm very,

greater honour and I'm very, very proud today to be an

Australian. Tommy Australian. Tommy Emmanuel

is an Australian hero and a

great Australian Ambassador.

He received his honour today

basically for decades of the

contribution to the image of Australia globally with a wonderful music he

wonderful music he

plays. There was something

musical about the Brisbane

Broncos v Roosters clash. Broncos v Roosters clash.

Here is Paul Kennedy. It was

a try-fest there for the crowd at Lang Park. The

Broncos came back. They were

a long way behind. They made their way back an hit the

front late but then the Roosters

Roosters sunk any hopes the

home crowd may have had of celibateing all

celibateing all night. Let's

look at the tries.

COMMENTATOR: Todd COMMENTATOR: Todd Carney.

What a step. What a reach.

Gillette, 10 metres away. The Roosters searching for the

lead. They will get the lead! Sliced threw himself. Kearney giving it

giving it to Frank. Throwing

the dummy. He goes, a way to

do you well. What a Roosters do you well. What a Roosters try! A lovely ball. Israel Folau! They found the Folau! They found the right man the Roosters. Now man the Roosters. Now Wallis. Gillette. Looking at

Gillette. Looking at the

back. Kenny Doule picks

back. Kenny Doule picks it

up. There is nobody in front

of him. Glen will not get to

him and he will pick up a hat-trick. Wide to Wallace. Hoffman good ball for

Gillette. Stop stood in a

hurry. There is no stopping Israel Folau.

Israel Folau. Is in

missing tackles t Roosters

just about the out of gas you would

would say. Back on the inside for Israel Folau. Honestly,

that is a terrible decision and I cannot believe it.

and I cannot believe it. The Broncos as a result have the

lead. Gives it to Kearney,

running at them. He has

support. Dowell, Kenny with

number 4! You guys were

gone?. Yes, down and out, seems to be a trend over the

last few weeks but somehow we

last few weeks but somehow we managed the fit our way out

again. Hopefully we can stop

doing that next week. All

the other codes are related the other codes are related

because the AFL big talking

points is the surface at

Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. It has been slippery for slippery for sometime new and

reached its nadir on the

weekend. Awful for the St

Kilda and Hawthorn them as

you can see but now there is concern from

concern from the rugby only nicers of the week's

Bledisloe Cup clash and the players will be slightly

concern by the slippery surface. Of course Australia

will play the Kiwis on Saturday night. Berrick

Barnes says it is the most slippery surface he has slippery surface he has ever

played on, he was there a few

years ago but he is more in

tune with what he has to do.

He will replace Quade Cooper

when the teams are

when the teams are announced

today. Starting changes a

little bit compared to coming

off the bench when you get to

see what is go on so you do not have as many nerves but going into it starting there

is a bit more unknown. The

you are more on edge but pretty exciting. The first time to play the All Blacks down here in a while down here in a while so

hopefully it is a good crowd.

I will not may the same sort of style as Quade Cooper or do the same sort

do the same sort of things. I

will bring what I can to the

table and I will have a lot

of help outside in the form

of Gits who I have played with

with over the last few years

and with will genre in such

good form I will try to direct the forwards around

the part. That is essential to winning Test match

footy. Not much happening overseas overnight as far as

overseas overnight as far as

sport goes but there were

some nice pictures from some nice pictures from Spain where Alberto where Alberto Contador returned home to be

celebrated for his

achievement in winning three

Tours de France. He won just at day

at day ago and adds to at day ago and adds to long

list of the Spanish triumphs

this year including the World Cup of football and Rafael

Nadal's achievement in

Wimbledon in the tennis world

and Alberto Contador is the

latest Spanish hero and may

go onto win many more. His

Pim has said he looks forward

to watching Alberto Contador

win his fourth Tour de France next year. The turf at

Docklands if it is as bad as

the AFL players say after a

number of big burly rugby

players finish it could be players finish it could be unplayable for the AFL for

unplayable for the AFL for some time some time Particularly with

the scrums they will have to

dig in, if the turf is

shifting then it certainly

will under the weight of the

two packs so it will two packs so it will be interesting to watch and I

think there will be some trepidation that organisers

will watch that game with and

just hoping that it holds together for another week at least. And no broken ankles

or head injuries out of it..

yes, there have been complaint from

complaint from the AFL

players about workplace safety and I think they have

a point there so let's hope

that people do not get

injured this weekend. For

the rest of the election

campaign we will head to a

city or tonne around the

country talking to a country talking to a local about an issue under their

skin. Today we visit the

electorate of Grayndler in NSW.

I spent my childhood

running around the bush and

that would be a tragedy and a

change to the character of

Sydney if we lost that. I'm

Josh stead son, I'm

Josh stead son, I'm a doctor

in Sydney, I live in

Grayndler and my biggest issue in this year's election is climate change.

Most of my friend are

Most of my friend are not

happiest, I have friend going

back to un you to study environmental science who really care about this. If

you talk about raising sea

levels and our fantastic

be very difficult the first-world lifestyle it will

maintain that when you have a

billion refugees that billion refugees that no

longer have homes and have to be accommodated somewhere. It

is not just about climate change. It is about

preserving native forests its and areas like this.

I feel the Labor Government has backed down

trading scheme. We have no very quickly on the emissions

emissions trading scheme, no

limits on emissions and we

have no strategy to fight

global warming. When you talk have no strategy to fight

about the GFC there was a

fantastic opportunity

spend money in way that would

industry with green energy. create a Newmarket or a new

Wind farms, solar. Invest in

wind. You go to Europe there

are windmills every. Where I

just walked across Spain just walked across Spain 800

kilometres, I must have seen

kilometres, I must have seen

1000 windmills. In Australia

you do not see that and it is pretty windy here sometimes. If somebody were to stand up,

if the Liberal Party were to if the Liberal Party were to

come up with a good strategy

for climate change then that may

may well sway my vote and

despite the fact I do not

like the way they manage the

economy some things are more

important and the future of

things. the planet is one of those

things. On-shore wind things. On-shore wind and

showers along parts of the

NSW and Queensland coasts we

showers over the south-west have a low that is directing

of the Western Australia. A

trough over the east will trough over the east will

continue to cause rain over

Queensland and NSW. Also over the interior of the Northern

Australia. Territory and South

for today, in Queensland Australia. Around the States

showers over most of the

east. Areas of rain and local

thunder about the south-west

that will spread finance the

southern interior later. For

drizzle along the north coast NSW a fine day apart if the

and ranges with patchy rain over the northern inland. Victoria a fine and mostly

sunny day ahead. Isolated

showers near the coast will

Tasmania a cool day clear from the West. For

Tasmania a cool day in Hobart

with the top of 14 degrees.

Showers about the west and

far south. For South

Australia a mostly cloudy day

with fresh north-east wind,

patchy rain about the south

and north eastt as Adelaide

heads for a top of 16. In

Western Australia a cloudy

day with showers about the southwest. They will stretch

into the interior but a dry

and mostly sunny day up the

and mostly sunny day up the

north with 34 in Fresh wind over the Top End north with 34 in brooch.

and cloudy with isolated showers and storms in the showers and

south. Tomorrow rain in

Brisbane with a top of 19 and

18 in Perth. Thank you for your company.