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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. the astronauts' return to Earth Tonight - bad weather delays but when do they get another chance? can't get comfortable MISSION CONTROL: We just of the situation with the stability for this particular opportunity. Iraqi security force When there is an adequate foreign troops leave, leave Iraq. our troops will be coming home Australia's former defence chief says but when will that be? The young bloke's dropped, he's gone to the side stabbing himself first and he's started put the knife down!" and I said, "Put the knife down, he knew he had to shoot a man dead A policeman tells of the moment before he turned on the officer? but what had the man done for Ten's Late News. Good evening, Sandra Sully with you Also ahead - single promotion This has been the most successful for breast cancer screening in this country. that we have ever seen being screened for breast cancer A massive jump in the number of women to Kylie Minogue's health scare. and it's being put down get my breasts checked out. That got me thinking maybe I should to postpone First, bad weather has forced NASA planned return to Earth. space shuttle 'Discovery's in a holding pattern The orbiter is now tomorrow night. and will attempt another re-entry At Mission Control, bitter disappointment, anticipation turned to 'Discovery's crew told -tonight at least. they would not be coming home for the big picture. EILEEN COLLINS: We're ready the one word MISSION CONTROL: Essentially right now is 'unstable'. that describes the situation and the threat of possible rain meant Low cloud over the landing strip

any chances, NASA wouldn't be taking but two possible re-entry windows. the crew waved on from not one get comfortable MISSION CONTROL: We just can't of the situation with the stability for this particular opportunity, wave you off for 24 hours. so we are going to officially the seven astronauts on 'Discovery' Mission Control and holding pattern, are now in a frustrating had been mechanically right to go. made worse because the shuttle locking down the mid-deck The crew had spent the day for the dangerous re-entry. and readying themselves of everything on this flight We've done a little bit but it is time to come home and so happy to have done it, getting the shuttle better and keep working on and time to see our families again. and ready to fly in the future The wake-up call, for the crew, which was supposed to be the last one commander Eileen Collins. had been dedicated to mission leader, 'COME ON, EILEEN' DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS SING had said The mother of two young children of a safe return, she was pretty confident nor the ground crew but neither the astronauts have forgotten what happened

attempted re-entry. last time a shuttle just 16 minutes from touchdown, 'Columbia' exploded killing all seven on board. down on that doomed flight The same man who guided 'Columbia' tonight. was again in the director's chair this morning. He was far more optimistic

a lot of looking toward the future. There's been a lot of good change, we're not looking back. We're looking forward, eventually get the go for re-entry, When 'Discovery' does to descend to Earth. it will take an hour As a safety precaution, traditional flight paths NASA has changed over heavily populated areas to avoid sending the shuttle such as Los Angeles. 38,000kg of debris across Texas. When 'Columbia' broke up it rained like it is a runaway train - It kind of feels like, at points, you're up here going really fast...

Until it lands, Andy Thomas says she can't rest. mother of Adelaide-born astronaut they've wanted to do They've done what and they've worked very hard. With future flights grounded, an historic last for the program. 'Discovery's mission may be Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. In the United States, Leisa Goddard-Roles And Ten News reporter is in Los Angeles. four chances for a re-entry? Leisa, tomorrow night -

they can bring the shuttle in Sandra, the earliest is just after 7:00 Sydney time. to bring it into Florida They'll have two chances and, if they both fail, the shuttle across to California, they'll then look at diverting more than 3,500km away. clearing up for tomorrow? Does the weather look like and possible heavy cloud cover Some forecasters predict more rain around the Kennedy Space Center. If that happens, that that clears they're going to have to hope in time for a possible landing. quite a bit of distress It must be causing the space shuttle 'Discovery'. both at mission control and on board in the faces tonight You could certainly see the distress at Mission Control. As for the astronauts, they're keen to get home, they've been saying all day with their loved ones they want to be reunited at the Kennedy Space Center. who are waiting for them if they do get in tomorrow, Now we just have to wait and see or when it will be. Thanks, Leisa.

Leisa Goddard-Roles Ten's news reporter in our Los Angeles bureau. for working parents - There's been a landmark win

seek unpaid leave for up to two years they've been given the right to

on part-time work. and get a better deal honour the new award conditions. But the Federal Government may not But the Federal Government may not

a mouthful at the best of times, Industrial relations can be

when you're 16 months old. but particularly Mmm, delicious. are among the potential beneficiaries Working mum Lee Byron and son Cooper

the Industrial Relations Commission of a decision by to two years to double unpaid parental leave on a part-time basis and allow parents to return to work school age. until their children reach

that will work for working families Significant, historical decisions and for employers at no cost, at no extra cost. While unions have welcomed the changes, employers are lobbying for further workplace flexibility. So that employees can negotiate some additional family time in return for trading off some of their loading, some of their penalty rates and the like. Just how long today's decisions and the IRC itself remain relevant lies in the hands of the Federal Government and its yet-to-be finalised changes to industrial relations laws. I'll take advice about that and our response will be in the detail of the legislation. Kevin Andrews had made it clear that he won't give a guarantee

that these new minimum standards will be adopted. But for at least one working mum, the alternatives provided by the IRC will help when juggling the emotional and economic factors of raising her child. It was really difficult taking him in to child care every day - this tiny little baby that you had to leave who you've barely known. Cameron Baud, Ten News. A new batch of senators will take their seats in Federal Parliament tomorrow with the Howard Government claiming a slim but powerful Senate majority. The Opposition fears Government control will mean less accountability. A getting-to-know-you dinner at the Lodge tonight for new Coalition senators, including the Queensland Nationals' Barnaby Joyce, symbol of the Government's one-seat majority. And signs today the Government intends to use that majority to trim the pesky power of the Senate estimates committees. I think it would be a healthy thing if the estimates committees concentrated on the estimates, which is the reason for which they were set up.

They weren't set up, according to the Government, to snoop into issues like the deportation of Australian woman Vivian Alvarez, prompting embarrassing admissions from bureaucrats. The department has made mistakes. The Government reckons that sort of questioning is out of order. Estimates committees have really moved away from the purposes for which they were set up.

RADIO PRESENTER: Would you argue they have been hijacked? Yes, they've been hijacked. This Government is determined to undercut the Senate's accountability powers. I think that is extreme, it's dangerous and ought to be resisted. Among the new senators moving in today, Family First's Steve Fielding. He'll only come into play in the Senate numbers if one of the Coalition senators breaks ranks and crosses the floor. The man thought most likely to do that, Barnaby Joyce, was given a clip under the ear today when the Treasurer mocked his demand for a $5 billion telecommunications fund for the bush. Obviously we consider responsible suggestions but we won't be considering the irresponsible ones. The Senate control is a political opportunity for the Government to push ahead with long delayed measures, including the full sale of Telstra, but it's also a significant management challenge for John Howard, keeping not just Barnaby Joyce but every Coalition Senator in line. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. Three men charged over the failed attempts to bomb London's transport system have been remanded in custody at their first court appearance. Tight security surrounded the Belmarsh prison as the three men were driven the short distance to court. Ibrahim Muktar Said, Ramzi Mohammed and Yassin Hassan Omar face life in prison if convicted of attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and possessing or making explosives. A fourth man is still awaiting extradition from Rome.

The former head of Australia's defence force has broken ranks setting a date for our troops to come home from Iraq. General Peter Cosgrove has also admitted our presence in Iraq encourages terrorism. Iraqis are losing patience. SIRENS BLARE Hundreds of residents riot over poor public services. Such anger fuelling the insurgency - five more government workers and Iraqi soldiers have been murdered. The former chief of Australia's defence force says

the sooner our soldiers are out, the better. When there is an adequate Iraqi security force foreign troops leave, leave Iraq. I figure that if we could get that done by the end of 2006, that would be really good. General Cosgrove also acknowledges the presence of Western soldiers in Iraq is provoking terrorist activity. I think we've got to train the Iraqis as quickly as we can to a point where we take one of the focal points of terrorist motivation away, and that is foreign troops. My view is that the terrorists in Iraq are not only targeting foreign forces, they are in fact targeting the democratic process. The Opposition has jumped on the comments. Clearly, our Government needs to heed the warning from General Peter Cosgrove that the presence of Western troops in Iraq is itself a motivator for terrorist activity.

Adding to the debate, reports out of the US suggesting the Pentagon is looking to withdraw up to 30,000 of its troops by the middle of next year. The Government is reluctant to comment on General Cosgrove's analysis, instead repeating its position - no arbitrary deadline will be set, our soldiers will stay until the job is done. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Stay with us here at Ten's Late News. After the break - The young bloke's dropped, he's gone to the side and he's started stabbing himself first and I said, "Put the knife down, put the knife down!"

A policeman tells of the moment he knew he had to shoot a man dead but what had the man done before he turned on the officer? The scalp health tester is used by our American Testing Center, This program is captioned live. A Sydney security firm is offering a $100,000 reward for help in catching bandits ambushing its armoured cars. Security cameras caught them in action in their latest raid on a National Bank branch. Guards had just wheeled in a trolley loaded with money when the bandits struck, disarming the guards, grabbing the cash and using a shotgun blast to smash the front door. These incidents are of great concern to our company and, indeed, to the men and women of the business and their families. It's the third time the Brinks company and National Banks have been targeted in similar robberies this year. A policeman has shown how he was forced to shoot dead a man armed with a knife. An inquest heard that

the man had just stabbed an innocent bystander before turning on the officer. It is a day Acting Inspector Rafic Ajaka will never forget.

Seen here on police video, he's re-enacting for investigators the moment he was forced to shoot Somali migrant Awale Mohammed. The officer was driving along Belmore Road, Riverwood, in January last year when he saw what he thought was two men having an argument, only to realise Mohammed was stabbing Matthew Fitzhenry. "Put the knife down, put the knife down, put the knife down!" That's when he was stabbing him.

He just wasn't listening to what I was saying. The young bloke's dropped, he's gone to the side and he's started stabbing himself first and I said, "Put the knife down, put the knife down!" The officer explains Mohammed then came towards him with the knife. He shot once towards his legs. When Mohammed failed to stop, Inspector Ajaka shot the man twice in the chest. This was part of evidence on the first day of an inquest into Mohammed's death. His mother was in court to hear her son described as a university student whose mental health deteriorated in the weeks before the shooting. Awale Mohammed's family was so concerned about him two days before the incident, they took him to a GP who prescribed medication for his psychosis. But attempts to make an appointment for a psychiatrist were met with the news that there would be a delay of several weeks. Undeterred, his family took him to the mental health unit at St George Hospital the next day. Despite suffering from paranoia and suicidal thoughts he was assessed as low-risk and released by a nurse - no doctors available to see him. Less than 24 hours later, he was dead. Those eyes, those evil eyes, he was just... ..the eyes, the angriness, the mad angriness on his face. The inquest continues tomorrow. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. Australia's Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett

was a star presenter at tonight's Helpmann Awards.

She headed a long list of celebrity presenters at the awards, established to celebrate and promote Australia's entertainment industry. A big crowd of fans lined the red carpet to see Cate and stars like Anthony Warlow, Maggie Kirkpatrick and Natalie Bassingthwaighte arrive for the awards. The opera 'Ring Cycle' scooped seven awards, 'The Producers' close behind with five, while Cate was named Best Female Actor in a Play. Stay with us. When we come back -

This has been the most successful single promotion for breast cancer screening that we have ever seen in this country. A huge jump in the number of women being screened for breast cancer

put down to Kylie Minogue's health scare. That got me thinking maybe I should get my breasts checked out. This program is captioned live. Kylie Minogue is being credited with a huge rise in the number of women screening for breast cancer. Researchers say an additional 10,000 women have been screened since the singer's diagnosis. It's being dubbed the Kylie effect, and researchers say it's saving lives. Since Kylie Minogue's shock breast cancer diagnosis in May, a study has revealed

an unprecedented number of women have booked in for breast checks. Hello. Sydney Breast Clinic. Can I help you? The rise was most dramatic in women aged between 40 and 69, where the number of breast checks rose 100%. This has been the most successful single promotion for breast cancer screening that we have ever seen in this country. And breast clinics say they're still taking more bookings than usual. We've still got some increase over our usual numbers, even three months later. The study also found the impact of the pop princess's illness was almost immediate. Mammography bookings jumped 40% two weeks after Kylie was diagnosed. Today it was standing room only at this Sydney breast clinic, the women well aware of Kylie's cancer battle. That got me thinking maybe I should get my breasts checked out. It made me think about when my next visit was due. Women have a 1 in 14 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors hope awareness campaigns like this will help stem the spread of the disease. Kathryn Robinson, Ten News. To finance and at CommSec tonight it's Tom Piotrowski. Tom, the Reserve Bank has handed out some good news?

That's right, Sandra. The Reserve

Bank's quarterly statement on

interest rates was a very

encouraging document. Some of the

key points included the belief

that Australia's export markets are

growing strongly, that the

Australian economy is expanding at

a rate that's more sustainable when

looked at over the longer term.

Most importantly for borrowers, the

belief that inflationary pressures

remain contained - that means any

move in interest rates is now off

the radar until the first half of

2006. This helped the local share

market? They did, because the

market has been looking out for

inspiration lately. Today, the

report from the Reserve Bank seemed

to provide the catalyst for that.

The ASX200 closed above the

psychologically-important 4400

level. There's growing optimism

about the reporting season. Thank

you, Tom. Australian women are pulling the pin on the G-string, shops everywhere reporting the demand for the barely there lingerie is hitting rock bottom.

To G or not to G, that is the question. Sometimes, they look good. And sometimes they don't. But it seems the women of Australia have made a decision and given the G-string the flick. By 2003, we would have had about 35% of our youth underwear as G-strings. Particularly when hipsters were first introduced. Now it's dropped back to about 10% of our underwear.

Celebs who once flaunted them are now giving the G an F in the fashion stakes. And we're following suit. I think the main problem is that a lot of women buy them in a size too small. Which you can also get another term called the muffin top. But Kath and Kim and other devotees of the G-string need not despair.

Manufacture of the underpants that resemble dental floss isn't stopping completely, there are just more options. The sort of thing that we've moved into is the new skimpy cut which gives the girl a really great, comfortable, underwear wear. But also gives her a really nice cut on the bottom and stops that gaping look at the top when she bends over. The advantages are that they're much more suitable to summer clothing. Even styles resembling the old-school cottontails are getting an outing. But if blokes have anything to do with it, we might have to start getting cheeky again. Best thing since sliced bread. Why? They're great to look at, such a turn-on. Do you mind when they're poking out the top of a pair of jeans? Not at all.

Angela Bishop, Ten News. The national weather report is next then it's the latest from the 'Sports Tonight' desk with Ryan Phelan. Ryan - bad behaviour in the AFL? Yes, Sandra, on and off the field as the Match Review Committee gets busy. It was a rough weekend, the panel assessing over 30 incidents. Geelong bad boys Steve Johnson and Andrew Mackie avoid suspension for their drunken behaviour on the weekend. I've learnt my lesson and I just want to get the respect back from my team-mates. Plus the launch of the new A-League and former Premier League star Dwight Yorke joins us. The day's sport is next.

This program is captioned live. Now to the national weather picture with the satellite showing cloud increasing in the south-east and along coastal areas of Queensland and mostly clear elsewhere. On the synoptic chart, a strong cold front is pushing across the south-east and Tasmania as a trough nears the Queensland coast and a high dominates most the continent. So tomorrow could see some showers around Cairns. A mostly sunny day for Brisbane and Sydney. Frosty then fine in Canberra. Late showers in Hobart. Rain in Melbourne. Showers increasing for Adelaide

and mostly sunny for Perth, Darwin and the Alice. Forest fires are continuing to ravage

drought-stricken areas of northern Portugal with scores of villagers forced to flee. Fire officials say four major blazes remain out of control across the north.

They still don't know exactly how many homes have been lost to the flames as many are isolated. Dozens of evacuation centres have been set up to shelter those forced to flee and so far nobody's been reported injured. Police have arrested more than 70 people suspected of lighting fires already this year. And that's the latest from the Ten News centre for this Monday August 8. 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan is next. I'm Sandra Sully - from the team here at Ten News, goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au