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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. in a stampede Tonight - hundreds killed that led to the tragedy? but what was the chain of events that everyone makes mistakes. He's got to think of his future, and Helena and I wish him well. This is a very forgiving society to support a colleague in distress. Friends and political opponents rally And - high praise from the boss, the Federal Treasurer is resisting? but what's the commitment tremendous leadership I think he has shown in relation to economic management. I'm Sandra Sully. Hello and welcome to Ten's Late News. Also in tonight's bulletin - Broken bones? MAN: Do you have any ailments? No. Illnesses? Families in dire straits to cope as the United States struggles "America's tsunami". with what's being called 6 of us survived out of 14. A terrible tragedy tonight - 647 worshippers killed in a stampede during a religious procession. their own marshals, Under the guidance of police and

their way to a mosque thousands of Shia Muslims were making for an important religious ceremony. in central Baghdad sirens and wailing. But suddenly the chanting gave way to bomber sparked panic as they Police say rumours of a suicide River Tigris. crossed a bridge over the Many drowned trying to flee were trampled. others including scores of children lined with hundreds of bodies A few minutes of terror left streets and grieving relatives. killed seven at their mosque Police say a mortar attack that had left the crowd nervous. just beforehand, of mourning for the victims. The Government's declared three days rallied Friends and political opponents have opposition leader to support the former New South Wales who's in a psychiatric clinic. He's resting well.

colleagues acknowledging His former state parliamentary he's been through the distressing experience against depression. among them a leader in the fight

Jeff Kennett The former Victorian premier knows the pressures of political life into taking desperate action. and says Mr Brogden was driven he may have been in, Whatever condition but too late, it was a genuine cry for help in the confines of his own office. because he was crying the NSW Liberal Party leadership, A day after quitting in his electoral office. John Brogden was found unconscious with self-inflicted stab wounds. He was taken to hospital were thwarted on Monday, His political aspirations that former premier Bob Carr's wife forced to admit he joked was a "mail order" bride. one journalist, He also inappropriately touched propositioning another. later resigning as leader. He apologised to all concerned, It could be last night where he realised what he had done that Mr Brogden had got to a point he had surrendered his own job and, even though it was not sufficient for many and apologised, and/or pain, or both and therefore the shame where he saw no future. forced him into a position he was thinking about taking his life There was nothing to suggest when he resigned. They only bruise a little. Balmain Boys don't cry, mate.

longer than he expected. That bruising may have continued last night confronting him A reporter from a Sydney newspaper

of sexual harassment. with more allegations was really a very direct attack But today's 'Telegraph' terribly lost and alone and ashamed. and I can understand him feeling of politics. Today, support from all sides that everyone makes mistakes. He's got to think of his future, and Helena and I wish him well. This is a very forgiving society at the present time He's going through a terrible period from that. and I can only hope that he recovers next few days recovering Mr Brogden is expected to spend the in a northern Sydney clinic. Evan Batten, Ten News. that the Federal Treasurer It's almost one year to the day for the leadership. ruled-out challenging the PM job As new tensions emerge over the top that pledge. Peter Costello is refusing to repeat For the third day running, and John Howard Treasurer Costello has led the media on a merry dance. long-term support for him? Are you willing to guarantee for 10 years. Well, what I have only done it that's pretty long term. I would have thought What about the future? Well, I support his leadership. Just one year ago himself to rule out a challenge. Mr Costello similarly couldn't bring of the election campaign But panic at the start saw a rethink just hours later. I have ruled out challenging. I am not challenging. Would you like anything else?

from the Treasurer's pledge One year on, one year on not to challenge he won't repeat it uncertainty and the consequence of that is of Government. at the most senior levels it's getting farcical. If it wasn't so serious, he's already leading the country The Treasurer's claim that in a sense ministers doing contortions. had the PM and some of his senior tremendous leadership I think he has shown in relation to economic management.

economically, He is leading the country just as I'd like to think in health. that I'm helping to lead the country next week And the Costello campaign continues journalists in tow he'll fly out on the PM's jet, relief effort in Aceh. to inspect the Australian Paul Bongiorno, Ten News.

death of a student A school community is mourning the while on a school camp. when a tree limb fell on her tent The teenager was killed in the Victorian Alps. year 10 students from Toorak College Learning the hard way, of losing a classmate. struggling with the trauma Only hours earlier the group, instructors and a teacher, along with two outdoor education at the McKillops Bridge were camping in the far north east of the state. on the Snowy River with fierce winds just before 2am, Already contending tree limb fell onto a tent. a loud crash was heard as the large 16-year-old Alice Sloan was inside and killed. She was a vibrant wonderful young woman, very well liked by the girls and very popular. She's exactly the kind of Toorak College student we celebrate. Miraculously,

a second girl sleeping in the same tent escaped serious injury. Long time outdoor educator Paul Sykes was asked to come to the group's aid. It was an act of god. The students were in one of four groups from Toorak College on camps throughout the State. All four have been recalled to allow parents and councillors to comfort the teenagers. Police are investigating the incident on behalf of the coroner. We are offering compassion and support for the family of course and our students are already thinking of ways to support the family in every possible manner. Cameron Baud, Ten News. A court has been told the bouncer accused of killing David Hookes was scared and had no choice but to punch him. His claims were made in a police interview

not long after the incident. Zdravko Micevic has remained silent

as the prosecution built its case against him. Today, though, his voice was heard. Two interviews recorded with police while David Hookes was still on life support played to the court. In them, the bouncer said the trouble began around closing time at a Melbourne hotel, when he asked Hookes's group to leave. He claimed a tipsy Hookes reacted with abuse and aggression,

which requests to calm down only aggravated. Mr Micevic said he restrained the cricketer and ejected his group from the hotel, Hookes allegedly continuing to "carry on" loudly outside. The defendant told police he only followed Hookes to try and quiet him down, but the 48-year-old responded by hitting him twice in the stomach.

It was then, Mr Micevic said, he launched a 'haymaker' punch that didn't feel hard, but the effect was shocking. The defendant heard telling detectives he didn't intend to make Hookes's head hit the road and that the downed man's friends had stopped him from helping the victim. A forensic pathologist told court it wasn't the punch that killed Hookes but rather the impact of his head on the ground that followed, leaving the cricketer with a fractured skull and brain damage. In one videotape shown to court homicide squad detective Charlie Bezzina explains to Mr Micevic the man he'd punched was a "high-profile media personality". The defendant recorded repeatedly asking how Hookes was, but also saying he had no choice but to punch him

and had been 'in fear' for a second. Christopher Still, Ten News. Australian model Michelle Leslie is in more trouble in Bali. Indonesian police have revealed the results of tests taken after she was arrested last week with two pills.

A blood test taken from the 24-year-old is also positive. The police say a urine test which they originally said was negative is now also positive. Ms Leslie remains in the cells at Bali police headquarters and has not yet been charged.

Desperate times for residents of America's Gulf Coast where Hurricane Katrina has wiped-out entire communities. Tens of thousands are homeless. Police struggling to keep looters under control. A mother and her four children floating near their submerged home desperately wave for help. The young family - the only sign of life. The rest of their suburb is under water. 80% of the city is flooded, in some places up to eight metres deep. Already below sea level, the flood levees never stood a chance. Emergency crews saved more than 3,000 people from rooftops. 40 helicopters made rescue after rescue. Frightened and injured victims cling for their lives. Rescuers in boats patrolled the streets, calling for survivors. Are you upstairs?

Green house? With waters rising, many were cut free just in time. Do you have any broken bones? Illnesses? No. At the overcrowded Superdome, about 50,000 evacuees suffer squalid conditions with floodwaters - and tensions - rising. There's water lapping at the foot of the Superdome now. A flooded jail forced hundreds of dangerous prisoners out onto an overpass. Now there's a security concern here in New Orleans area. In Mississippi, the floods receded, revealing widespread devastation. More than 40,000 homes and countless businesses gutted. The death toll is unknown, but 80 died in one county alone. Many killed as buildings collapsed. I think there's about 6 of us who survived out of 14, I think. 70,000 people who ignored the first mandatory evacuation order are now having to be rescued from the city. Authorities say no-one will be allowed back in for at least five days. Officials say it will take months before residents can return. Roads are blocked, water systems are out, the telephone system is out, the electricity's out.

What nature didn't destroy, looters are now stealing. They ain't got no more food. Authorities are often too busy saving lives to stop the thieves. We're trying. We're doing the best we can with everything we have. SWAT platoons and armoured personnel carriers called in to quell the violence. You'd be amazed at how many places need help. The next big crisis - how to care for thousands of homeless and hungry hurricane victims. Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. A couple is safe onboard a tuna boat after being plucked from their disabled yacht hundreds of kilometres south of South Australia. Bill and Diane Todd-Hunter's 12-metre yacht was knocked down

by 20-metre waves late yesterday.

When it began taking water the couple from New South Wales set-off an emergency beacon. An Air-Force Orion circled until a tuna boat arrived and took them off. But they now have a 5-day wait to reach dry land while their rescuers finish fishing. After the break - the research results are in for an old question: what's the link between mobile phones and cancer? How does medical grade honey compare with pharmaceuticals in fighting infection? You can never eliminate the risk. What you can do is minimise the risk And later in the news, suitcase security becomes a thriving industry but what peace of mind do the different techniques give you? A 10-year study into the side-effects of mobile phones has found there is no increased risk from at least one form of cancer. Scientists have long held concerns about acoustic neuroma - a cancer which they thought would be a key indicator of damage from mobiles. This type of tumour occurs in the part of the skull where the energy from mobile phones is deposited. But anti-mobile phone campaigners say studying only one form of cancer isn't enough and it could be decades before other health problems emerge. A hospital is testing age-old claims that honey has powerful medicinal benefits. For the first time medical honey is being employed in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Honey has been used as a remedy for thousands of years. Now experts at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital agree - it does work. In a clinical trial against an antibiotic cream, medihoney was found to be just as good, if not better, because of one stand-out feature. Although they were both about the same cost and they were both equally effective, whereas the antibiotic cream promoted resistance in the bacteria, there was no such resistance seen with honey. Superbugs that learn to beat antibiotics are making it tougher for drugs to work in hospitals around the world. That doesn't happen with the natural alternative. These special honeys are very effective, These bacteria, these superbugs, are very sensitive to these honeys. The honey is made from carefully selected floral varieties which have antibacterial qualities. Processing is finicky - the product needs to meet stringent medical standards. So in normal table honey it has a range of material left over from the beehive,

where in the medical honeys it's highly refined and very clean. Doctors at the P.A. Hospital's renal unit now refuse to use anything else on catheter wounds. And the buzz seems to be spreading. And there are many other centres around Australia and overseas, including in Europe and in the United States of America where they're taking up this treatment as well. And for those who were wondering - it is even edible. Amanda McLeay, Ten News. There's growing concern at the cost of childcare. New figures show fees have skyrocketed and the industry is warning of more price hikes to come. Everyone knows kids are costly but the cost of having someone else look after them is also growing. Latest figures put it at five times the cost of living in the past 12 months.

I mean, with two children, we'll be looking at probably spending $500 or over $500 a week on childcare. So it's going to be pretty expensive. Average weekly fees for full-time day care have risen from: That's a massive impost on the family budget. Families are really struggling. But the Federal Government has dismissed the results as simplistic. When you take into account the childcare benefit, the childcare tax rebate, increases in real wages, increases in the family benefit, what you are seeing is an increase in family income. She says the Government is also providing an extra 88,000 childcare places over the next four years and the 30 childcare rebate, which can be backdated and claimed from next year, should ease the financial pain. But some parents and industry workers have branded the rebate a nightmare. They say it would be far more beneficial to receive $50 a week now than up to $4,000 next year. It's obvious that it's not working. Childcare costs are going up quarter after quarter with no relief in sight for parents. Demand and recent increases in staff wages are being blamed for the blow-out. There are no signs of prices decreasing. Unless the Government does something to increase the amount of childcare benefit that it pays to reflect those increased costs, then, it's the fees that are going up. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. After the break - suitcase security becomes a thriving industry but what peace of mind do the different techniques give you? That's tamper-proof. No-one can get into that. Then in 'Sports Tonight' - why women's wrestling is the sport in Bolivia? And - Stephen Larkham on the Wallabies decision to play Mat Rogers at fly-half. This program is captioned live. Suitcase security is now a thriving business

with the latest ideas for passenger protection on show. Traveller paranoia has never been greater, and, some would say, with good reason. Australia's peak standards body has decided to act on the fear and come up with solutions. You can never completely eliminate the risk. What you can do is minimise the risk

and be well educated about what steps you can take to protect your luggage. Luggage protection is now a booming industry with new products being developed. If you thought a lock or cable tie was all you needed to secure your zips, you might be surprised a simple ballpoint pen can confound them, leaving no sign of tampering. One answer - a zip anchor - soon to be released. And taking airport luggage wraps to the next degree - a portable version you can use any time. It provides total protection for your luggage. You simply pull the bag over the top, twist the bunch, put the seal over the bunch. That's tamper-proof. No-one can get into that. Wire mesh has been around for a while. Now it goes one step further. We've laminated the exomesh technology into the bag fabric. If you removed all of the fabric you would end up with a complete metal wire cage.

And it can be locked and secured to a solid fixture. But you don't always have to get fancy.

Experts are amazed that people are ignoring even basic tips like making sure to lock your bag in the first place. Always pack it yourself and don't pack valuables. Finally, you should make sure to never let your bag out of sight until it's checked in. Standards Australia says it will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of all its options on its website in the next couple of weeks. Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

A pipe bomb has been found in a

hotel in nearby why. Police say it

is the work of terrorists. The bomb

and timers were found in a lift on

the fourth floor of a hotel. In the

past few days, the Indonesian

Government has been warning of

possible terrorist attacks. Last

night, we reported that they

suggested they may occur anywhere

suggested they may occur anywhere at any time. Breaking news -

confirming that a pipe bomb has

been found in a tourist hotel in Indonesia.

Time to check finance. Tom,

building approvals have taken a

dive. Well, Sandra, the market took

a knock this morning when the

Bureau of Statistics said that

building approvals fell by 9% in

July, the biggest fall in three

years. On closer inspection, it

was driven by stricter building

regulations in Victoria, which

meant there was a rush of building

applications in June, which meant

there was a lean period in July.

Bright spot as far as commercial

building is concerned. Approvals

roads by 35% to a record high in

July. Over the past month, how has

the share market fared? It's been a

trying month because of rising oil

prices. At the same time, the

profit reporting season has taken

investors to the sideline as they

pour over company reports. But the

ASX200 has risen 1.3 compared to

2.5% in the previous month.

Thank you, toment. -- Tom. The weather's next and then it's 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan. Ryan, major injury concerns ahead of AFL finals? Yes Sandra, it seems up to six players are struggling for fitness for St Kilda.

And Melbourne today suffered a major setback in their attempt to stay alive in the series. Melbourne Captain David Neitz seems certain to miss this week's match against Geelong after Doctors ordered him not to train. Andy Roddick bundled out in straight sets at the US Open. And women's wrestling - Bolivian style. All the weird and wonderful from the world of sport is coming up next. Sporty looks,

This program is captioned live. To tomorrow's weather now - and a few clearing showers in Cairns. Possible showers for Brisbane. It'll be mainly sunny in Sydney and Canberra. Clearing showers tipped for both Hobart and Melbourne. Adelaide will be cloudy. Perth, Darwin and the Alice will all be mostly sunny. And that's the latest from Ten News. 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan is next. I'm Sandra Sully, from the Late News Team, goodnight. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au