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(generated from captions) grieves for a four-year-old

girl killed in a attack. It's a real tragedy,

you know. It's just a really nasty incident. you know. It's just a really nasty incident. Searchers find a shoe they think to missing Queensland teenager a shoe they think might belong

Daniel sound choices from Daniel Morcombe. Skyhooks among

sound choices from our past.

Manmohoan Manmohoan Singh I feel a bit

nervous # I feel a bit mad # And # I feel a bit mad

Wallabies World Cup squad to be named this morning veteran Matt named this morning without

named this veteran Matt Giteau. Good News. morning. You're watching ABC

morning.

News. I'm Michael Rowland. A

Melbourne family is in mourning this morning after

four-year-old girl was four-year-old night. The girl was playing

with her five-year-old cousin

when attacked by a neighbour's with her five-year-old cousin dog. The Toddler died at the ininjured in the attack,

to hospital. Tony Nicholls joins us from St Albans.

Police investigations under way

into this terrible incident. They certainly are, Distraught family friends are visiting this property Albans where the four-year-old visiting this property in St

girl was girl was mauled to death night. One family friend was

night. One family friend was

so distraught, she didn't want

to speak to the media. Her

think she had sadness was palpable. I don't

have words come out sadness was palpable. I don't

have words come out of her house, as she staerd into the windows as if it was a shrine. windows as if it was a shrine. house, as she staerd into

It was very sad to watch. Other neighbours see, certainly don't see come out on to the road and which is out on to the road and which is see, certainly don't see come

enclosed in a strong perimeter in a house across the

perimeter in a house street here. One

street here. explained how he heard the street here. One neighbour

night and he got out of his house cries for help, only cries for what he thought to be cries for help, only to see

what he thought to be the owner of this dog taking it what he thought to be the of this dog across the house. This across the street out of the

across the street out of the the home house. This neighbour ran into

the home where other neighbours house.

were also trying to assist. the home where other neighbours were also trying to assist.

They tried avail. This is those neighbours had earlier today. those neighbours had to say

earlier today. I saw most of

earlier today. I it.

earlier today. I saw most of it. I was there last

it. I was thing to see, you know. I saw

dog, that's about thing to see, you know. I saw the owner walking away with the

things, you know? What's devastated when I see these

happened, it's four-year-old, four, five, four-year-old, four, five, a

little girl. The dog run inside the house street, killed her in the inside the house from the

inside the house from the house. It's street, killed her in the

house. It's shocking. Tony, street,

about what they know happened last night? this pitbull terrier last night? Well, the owner of

cooperating with police as we speak. The dog

speak. The dog was found in the owner's home just after

after 8pm last night. Pitbulls incident, when police arrived

are a restricted breed here in are a Victoria. They

Victoria. They need to be Reg with council, they need to be

desexed and they desexed and

perimeter. So police housed within a strong

perimeter. investigating perimeter. So police are

investigating what unfolded

overnight. Quite tragically,

the deceased girl is the

youngest of three children in

the family and the family was the the family and the family was

actually staying here actually staying here in St Albans with relatives last month. Her mother their own house burnt down only

toddler, five-year-old cousin, inconsolable. last month. Her mother is

is in the sunshine right now with facial injuries is in the sunshine hospital

and a 31-year-old and a 31-year-old woman is to suffering from deep lacerations

to her arms Nicholls in Melbourne, thank you very much.

you. Earlier on ABC roo Colin

Mueller from the American you. Earlier on ABC Mueller from

pitbull association defended the breed of dog. the breed of dog. An American pitbull the history and the way that

the dog has been bred through the history and the way that

history, it's the only breed of history, it's the only breed

dog that has 150-odd years selective briding dog that has 150-odd years of

dog that has 150-odd

makes them quite good for that type of work where they're

particularly what you'd call type of work where they're not makes them quite good

particularly what you'd call a

fear biter, which some breed

fear biter, which some tend to be. We've had

tend to be. tend to be. We've had a

serious, absolute tragic

I don't know that the breed of fatality, on a child by a dog. fatality, on a child by

I don't the dog in a matters. It's the

circumstances about ownership, you know, why these

circumstances and situations ownership, you know, why circumstances and situations

continue to happen. I think circumstances and continue to happen. I

part of the problem, circumstances and situations continue to part of the problem, as I see

it, particularly with part of the problem, as I it, particularly with the

legislative arrangements legislative arrangements in

place, is it takes the focus off legislative arrangements in

off that issue, the place, is it takes the off that issue, the issue of responsible ownership, promoting responsible ownership

and it starts responsible ownership,

and it starts to create a false Authorities in Queensland say

they've found a shoe which they believe Authorities in Queensland say

believe may belong to missing

teenager Daniel Morcombe.

Queensland police have

Queensland police have been searching for the at Beerwah for several searching for the boy's remains at Beerwah for several days.

Lauren Day joins us from at Beerwah for several days. Lauren Day joins us from the

Sunshine Coast. Lauren Day joins us from Sunshine Coast. Lauren, good

urging people not to get their

hopes up. Yes, well, urging people not to get their hopes up. Yes, well, the shoe was found around 3 was found around 3 o'clock yesterday. Police took hours to release a statement after yesterday. Police took several hours after notifying the Morcombe

family. The shoe will after notifying the family. The shoe will now undergo forensic family. The undergo forensic testing. That may

undergo forensic testing. That may take several weeks. hopeful that it belongs to Daniel, and the Morcombe family are hopeful Daniel, but they're both realistic about hopeful that it belongs to realistic about the prospect this case. There has it being entirely this case. There has been flooding earlier this flooding earlier this year in this area, so this case. There has been flooding

this area, so it's likely or possible that the shoe has this area, so it's likely possible that the shoe has come from somewhere else. Have family? Well, Bruce Morcombe

spoke this that he's hopeful that this is that he's a significant development in that he's hopeful that this is

the case. He's also saying that it the case.

that it will give heart to the

police and SES volunteers who are on

police and SES volunteers who they're searching in the right

place. What's happening behind

you there, Lauren, the search

obviously continuing at full search extended to another pace? Yes. Yesterday search extended to another area, about a the road, but this shoe was

primary search zone of about actually found in the initial primary search zone of about 12 by 6 this morning that

as I know, that's the have been as I know, that's the first

time they've been used as I

search. Lauren Day on the

Sunshine Coast, thank you very search. Lauren Day Sunshine Coast, thank you very much. fruit growers allowing New Zealand

into the country could decimate the local industry. The first shipment of apples into the country could decimate

the shipment of apples could arrive on the local industry. The first shipment

on our shores within days. on our shores within days. The go-ahead on our shores within

go-ahead ends a 90-year import

go-ahead ends a ban. Fruit growers fear go-ahead ends a 90-year ban. Fruit growers fear it could expose the local industry

to disease, despite assurances could expose the local industry to disease, despite assurances by quarantine authorities. Overseas now,

rested a teenager who

rested a teenager allegedly plotting to bomb rested a teenager who was allegedly plotting to bomb his

former school. They former school. They say the 17-year-old allegedly plotting to bomb his former school. 17-year-old had made detailed

plans for the attack. They say they found plans for the attack. equipment, including fuses, they found bomb-making

timers, shrapnel and plastic had been expelled from the tubing at his

school and has an extensive

criminal record. Police in

Britain have begun sentencing

people charged with taking part

in the riots across Britain have begun sentencing people charged

in the riots across the country earlier in the

earlier this months, but some are concerned the punishments

meted out are far too are concerned the punishments meted out are far too harsh. Europe correspondent Philip Williams reports. After the

crimes come the punishments, Mother of two slept through the

but how much is too much? Mother of two slept through the

riots, but a house mate gave

her a pair of stolen shorts.

She was sentenced her a pair of She was sentenced to five months She was

months in prison. If it was months in prison. If it was a justice system, months in prison. If it justice system, she wouldn't

have got sent to case that has caused the

greatest debate is the case that greatest debate is the four-year sentence for 21-year-old Jordan Blackshaw and 21-year-old Jordan

and 22-year-old Perry sut cliff and and 22-year-old Perry sut cliff Keenan. Convicted and 22-year-old Perry violence on Facebook, riots that never violence on

that never actually took place, their friends

their friends are horrified. He was having He was He was having a laugh on Facebook, it's only a Facebook, it's only a little group He was having a laugh on Facebook, it's group on Facebook. People have

done the riots and haven't got done the riots done the riots and haven't got

big sentences. But in big sentences. But in the Cheshire area, where big sentences. But Cheshire area, where the pair

were separately encouraging Cheshire area, where the pair violence, not many saw it as violence, not many saw it joke. I think to send a message, you can't joke. I think to send message, you can't go around

starting rum joke. I think to send a message, starting rum offers and affecting message, you can't go around

affecting people's lives and scaring innocent starting rum offers and scaring innocent people. The

Prime Minister too had no

sympathy over the harsh Prime Minister too had

sentences. What happened on sympathy over the our streets was sentences. What our streets was absolutely appalling behaviour and to send

a very clear message it's wrong and won't appalling behaviour and to send and won't be tolerated is

should be our should be doing. That uncompromising view is uncompromising view is shared

by many, by many, but some amongst the Government's coalition by many, but some Government's coalition partners aren't by many, but some amongst the Government's aren't so sure justice is being done. done. In relation to other offences, offences offences, offences where perhaps someone has perhaps someone has been sentenced to a offences, offences where perhaps someone sentence,

taking a bottle of soft drink,

a packet of chewing gum, I do

question whether a packet of

question whether that is a packet of chewing gum, I do

Prince of Wales and duchess of corn wall broke off Prince of Wales and corn wall broke off their holiday corn wall

holiday to visit some of the

holiday to visit some of the hardest-hit areas in hardest-hit areas in London. The hardest-hit

The sheer terror that people experienced, The sheer terror that experienced, you know, I think still the unease still wondering what might happen at

any stage. But I any stage. But I think the

other thing it's important to other remember is, as many remember is, as many were saying, it's just a small

minority that mayhem. There's deep division minority that have created this mayhem. There's deep division over how to deal with those guilty of creating over how to guilty of creating the mayhem, guilty of guilty of creating the mayhem,

that only ended eight days that only that only ended eight days ago. We can take ago. We can take you straight

to Canberra now, where the

secretary of the ACTU, secretary of the ACTU, Jeff Lawrence, is giving a media conference about the Lawrence, is conference about the Qantas conference about conference about the Qantas redundancies announced this

week. conference about the Qantas redundancies announced week. Let's listen. redundancies announced this week. Let's listen. A

reckless approach from reckless approach from the

business community, a sort of approach now being fed by

Qantas's approach in the

2011. Alan Joyce has already rejected your

2011. Alan rejected your claims up to

5,000 or 6,000 jobs will go. What evidence do you 5,000 or 6,000 jobs What evidence do you that? You've only got to look

at the plan that he announced that? You've only got to look

the next the next five years. It's more route changes, it's less

route changes, it's less Qantas pilots, engineers, it's standards applying to the

Qantas brand which will drive it standards applying to the it into the ground. Quite Qantas brand which will it into the ground. Quite clearly, we have a whole group it into the ground. Quite clearly, we have a whole group

of business executives from the

mining industry that run the Qantas

mining industry that run dig dirt. They know how to

move one piece of dirt to

another. They certainly don't

know how to manage an airline and aviation industry and brand that deserves the public

support which they're planning on driving down. Engineers signalled take industrial action possibly signalled they'll most as early as next week. about your members? Qantas has been months publicly on training been reported over the last

strike breakers in the US.

They've been biting at the bit

to turn around and have to turn around and have a dispute with its Australian

work force that has made this airline great. fly in and fly out

airline great. Executives that fly in and fly out pay

themselves 58% bonus last themselves themselves 58% bonus last year and now and now saying 1,000 jobs go, another further another further 5,000 in the five-year another five-year plan with changes

they've announced in the last 48 hours. I can say this: the Australian families that work for

for Qantas will stand up for for Qantas will

the Australian economy and the

6.5 other families that will be

affected by Alan Joyce and Qantas's announcement. You said Qantas was planning a

Qantas was planning a

Patrick-style dispute. Do

Patrick-style dispute. Do you envisage the sort of

confrontation we had envisage confrontation we had during that same dispute? Look, I think it's

confrontation we had during think it's quite clear, Qantas has rejected in negotiations

whistleblower protection. Having to make sure your

whistleblower protection.

security check before you work

in the Qantas areas, making security check before you in the Qantas areas, making sure you have good faith negotiations through the life of the agreement, making

negotiations through of the agreement, making sure that everyone that that everyone that does Qantas

work is properly trained, work

its arm. It's spoiling for a

fight and spoiling for a fight similar

similar to the fight and spoiling for similar to the Patricks

dispute. don't understand and what the Qantas board doesn't understand because

by miners is that this is a brand by miners

brand worth saving and worth

protecting and the work brand worth saving

protecting and the work force is determined to do that. Is it

hypocritical of Adam Bandt and

Bob Katter to hang on to membership of the Bob Katter to hang on membership of the Qantas

chairman's club and enjoy the

chairman's club hospitality while bagging the airline at the same time? I hospitality while can say this. If can say this. If somebody

enjoyed the Qantas enjoyed the Qantas Club and didn't turn around and stand up for for Qantas workers, that would

be hypocritical. What's clear is for Qantas workers, that would is that Qantas does a lot is that Qantas does a lot of wining and dining of is that Qantas

wining and dining of politicians, a lot of wining

and dining of and dining of bureaucrats, and quite clearly there that field. We should be

congratulating those MPs - Speaking there at a media conference, beside him the ACTU secretary Jeff Lawrence secretary Jeff Lawrence upping the union's campaign secretary Jeff the union's campaign against

the 1,000 job

the 1,000 job cuts announced by Qantas this week, Qantas this week, obviously lobbying the Federal Government

to try to stop those job cuts from happening. Let's stay in

Parliament to try to stop those job Parliament House, where the Federal Opposition is calling for Labor MP Craig Thomson to resign amid claims for Labor MP Craig Thomson to union money, allegations of forgery forgery and the services of prostitutes. forgery and the services

Bourke joins us from the

Canberra bureau. Latika, good Bourke joins us from the Canberra bureau. Latika, good morning, the Opposition turning up the heat on Craig up the heat on Craig Thomson. Good morning, Michael. Good

allegations first surfaced in

2009. 2009. After that, the Labor MP

Craig Thomson, who's the member for Dobell on the NSW Central

Coast launched a defamation

suit against the paper that

published those allegations.

Now, this year he dropped Now, this year he dropped that

suit and on Tuesday revealed to

bills in fighting that suit, which of course he then went on

to drop. Now, the Opposition this week blood here. They know that

just one bielection, should

they win that, would bring

undone the Gillard minority

Government. So they're really heaping pressure on Craig

Thomson and of course also Thomson and of course also the Prime Minister this morning.

The Opposition leader, Tony

Abbott, Michael, is saying that the Prime Minister is protecting Craig Thomson

because she's trying to hold on

to power quite desperately.

And the Liberals Erice And the Liberals Erice bets

says Craig Thomson should front the media and explain these allegations, explain why he was

so late in updating

members' interest register. Until he does so, Eric Abetz,

liberal senator, believes the

stench of suspicion will cloud the Prime Minister and Mr

Thomson. On another front, the Australian Medical Australian Medical Association expressing deep concerns about

policy? Yes, Michael. The held its annual dinner here at addressing that dinner was the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader. The AMA's President, Dr Steve took that prime opportunity to

while he'll leave the politics

of asylum seeker policy to

them, he will say that it's inherently harmful to lock up a

particularly, but all asylum

seekers who come here seekers who come here fleeing persecution. He persecution. He says that

because most of them go on to

be granted citizenship anyway, the mental health problems that

these detention centres breed

are really harmful to our Bourke in Canberra, thank you. Thank you, Michael Top stories four-year-old girl dies and two others The girl was playing with her five-year-old cousin when a neighbour's

She died at the scene and the other girl as well as a

hospital. Police have found a

shoe in bushland on shoe in bushland on the Sunshine Coast they think might

belong to missing teenager Daniel

Daniel Morcombe. They've been

scouring the area for days looking for the teenager's

body. The shoe has now been

taken in for forensic The Australian Medical Association Association is calling on the Federal Government Federal Government to stop

locking up asylum seekers. AMA President Steve Hambleton says

mandatory detention poses a

serious risk to their physical and mental health. Overseas

now, protests are continuing in

India in support of haz ahhy. India's Prime Minister has criticised Minister has criticised haz

ahhy, refusing to leave the

jail cell and now fasting in ongoing standoff with

authorities. Nately mag Gregor

reports. Anna haz ahhy's campaign against corruption campaign against corruption in Government in India

the jail cell in since his arrest and refusing he continues to demand anti-corruption legislation and

the right to fast in a public

park. But the Prime Minister

has ruled out any has ruled out any compromise,

standing firm in The path he has The path he has chosen is totally misconceived. The crackdown on Mr Hazare

and more than 1,000 of and more than 1,000 of his followers has backfired on authorities, sparking mass protests. Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered

outside the New Delhi prison

where the campaigner is making

his stand, some even his stand, some even sleeping

on the ground, and his support is growing. is growing. It's disappointing

to know that he has not eaten anything and democratic country such

situations are arising", this protester says. protester says. "The Prime

Minister can't do anything Minister can't do anything and should resign." While this

man says, "The man says, "The arrest of Anna Hazare can't suppress our

voices. This is not just Anna's the whole country." The

ruling Congress party has held

an emergency meeting to

determine how best to handle

the crisis, but for now there's no end

standoff. In finance news,

European markets have given the European markets have given the thumbs down to the latest

attempts by France and Germany

to deal with the Eurozone's

debt crisis. Bank stocks took

a big hit on news of plans to introduce

introduce a tax on

trades. Analysts say a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel has failed to come up with concrete proposals with concrete proposals to deal with the that took place that took place between President Sarkozy and chancellor

failed to reassure the markets, the statements and the statements and the conclusions that came out conclusions that came out were

extreme ly vague, and I think

we are just missing consolidated and we are just missing a

blueprint of where we are going forward. To stocks sank in a quiet traded session, as weakness in technology session dragged the session, as weakness in the

overall market lower. The Dow

has closed up 4 points, Nazdaq

11 points lower, S&P 500 put on

one. The FTSE closed down 26.

Checking commodity prices, West Texas crude is trading at

a barrel, tapis crude at 117.74

is at 1790.60 an ounce. The

Australian dollar is buying

$1.05 US, 73 Euro cents and 63 pens sterling. The national

film and sounds to the sounds of

Among them is the Skyhooks 1974

hit "Living in the 1970s". We

spoke to Red Symonds earlier

this morning and asked him how It feels as remote to me as it it feels all these years on.

does to anybody else. On occasions in about 1990 we did

tour with the band and it felt

you like being in a cover band that

you were once in, quite coincidentally. Obviously

surely he is not here surely he is not here anymore, bless his soul, have you given thought to a reunion? In fact,

years since in 10 days time it will be 10

occasions where something will

happen I think if he were here, I would have told him that. Do you

you get much of a push from

fans for a reunion? questions - Even the fans are

really old. They

home and drink their milo with

toast. Somebody who played this

extensive catalogue of songs,

are you happy with Living in the 70s, another of your hits to have

with been chosen on the list? Happy

with living in the 70s Let's listen. (Sings) # I'm # # My favourite is horror

movie. S a reason not to

reform. It's very weird to get up and play a song saying "I'm

living in the 70s" 35 living in the 70s" 35 years later. What about waiting a while and saying I am in a while and saying I am in 70s.

All my friends are separating. Red doesn't look a day over - doesn't look a day over - let's

go to the sports headlines now.

Amy Bainbridge, attention an announcement 10 the Wallabies squad. Expecting

an announcement 10 o'clock

eastern time this morning, for

Robbie Deans to name the 30-man squad for the rugby World Cup.

Matt Giteau is expected to Matt Giteau is expected to be omitted from the squad. He's

hinted via Twitter his hinted via Twitter his career

is over, posting a message

online yesterday afternoon.

Wallabies have arrived home. Giteau was one of a group of players vying for selection who didn't travel to South Africa. Berrick Barnes and Drew Mitchell are expected to be recalled after Nations series with injuries. In NRL news, Canterbury

Bulldogs forward frank

Pritchard avoided Pritchard avoided suspension

after having the grading of his high tackle charge at the judiciary last night.

It means he's free to play in

Sunday's crucial match against

Manly. The Canberra Raiders

have been dealt another blow to an already disappointing

season. Captain Alan Tongue

will retire at the end of this

season, one year before his

contract expires. Tongue has

suffered persistent suffered persistent injuries

this season. For me, my this season. For me, my family

has always come first. has always come first. This

has been a huge factor in my decision is. on to the next part of moo

life. I want to thank all my

teammates over the past 13

years for your support and

commitment. enjoyed being part of a team enjoyed being part of a team environment. Me as a coach,

it's been I suppose a it's been I suppose a rock for me. David Furner, assistant Leon Cameron is early

coach of Bulldogs. Rodney Eade

says he wasn't expecting to be dumped as coach of the

Bulldogs. He was told

yesterday morning his contract won't this season. The Bulldogs are

out of top 8 contention this

year after making the

three preliminary finals. A German man wind surfer to cross the German

bite. three-time world

made the 112km journey in four

hours. He was riding a 3.2

metre carbon fibre board that

weighed just 6.5 kilograms. He

had a few problems along the

way, including a crash that tor

his sail. But he got up and kept

kept on going. He had just two

bananas and 1.5 litres of water

throughout the journey. He

going about 40 km/h. Quite a speed for a wind have hurt to crash at that

speed and skim across the water. But why? Why does anyone do anything, why does

anyone go to the Olympics, it's

that personal sacrifice and that goal. I told

in the Guinness book of world records the journey was in South America I think It was more It was more than 8,000 km. Onchts with the Olympics there are

lots of people watching you, there's international fame and glory, there's

you're very good. Here the

chap has a litre and a half of sea water in him, a serious

case of sun stroke and very

sore arms. At least 40 people were on the German national champion what's the next thing I what's the next thing I can

conquer? He's still a long off 8,000km. That was only 112. Best not to use the 112. Best not to use the words conquer and Thank you very much Amy. Paul

Higgins joins us now for a look

at the weather. Paul. Thank

you, Michael. Good morning. If south-east, you've probably woken to a

result of a cold front passing

through and this small but

potent low developing over Bass

Strait. In the west and across

the north, mostly sunny thanks to the

to the large high. In Queensland, patchy rain for the south-east this morning,

possible thunder too this

afternoon, a shower or two on fine. There have been thunderstorms just sitting over

here off the south-east

should only have light rain

before a sunny afternoon.

Parts of NSW have had a good

soaking overnight. 51mm at Young, 48

showers across the southern

inland today, but showers

clearing from the east. There

is a warning to sheep graziers

of cold and strong winds. In

Sydney it should clear to

Sydney it should clear to a sunny afternoon, cloudy in

Canberra with a shower or two

after a lot of rain overnight.

More rain is on the way to Victoria's Far East, Victoria's Far East, scattered

showers developing elsewhere, tending to rain in the south

west this morning, a shower or two on the way for Melbourne, two on the way for Melbourne, a warning of moderate flooding

for Ovens and King Rivers and

seven and castle Creeks.

Patchy falls across Tasmania,

making it to the south and

west, heavy downpowers in the

north-east. We can't see them

on the radar, unfortunately, at

the moment. Possible flash flooding in the north-east,

rain at times in Hobart.

There's a warning of moderate

flooding on the Macquarie flooding on the Macquarie and

south Esk rivers and north Esk

river basin. Scat erred shourd

east of Eyre Peninsula, shower

or two elsewhere. We or two elsewhere. We still have the advice to sheep

farmers in the lower

south-east, with a cold and wet

weather. A few showers for

Adelaide today. In WA - light

showers south west from Busselton cloudy in Perth. To the north, more sunshine, beautiful-looking day,

Isolated showers across the Territory's north, otherwise

sunny and dry, as it will be in Darwin. Territory's north, otherwise sunny and Darwin. Quick look at

Darwin. Quick look tomorrow: Thank you, Paul. That's a round-up of the Thank you, Paul.

round-up of the morning news.

Up next is 'Business Today'. round-up of the morning news. Stay tuned to ABC News 24 Up next is 'Business Today'. Stay tuned to ABC News 24 and ABC 1 for Stay tuned to ABC

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the fallout from that tragic

death of a four-year-old in a savage dog attack in Melbourne. Lots of calls for

the dog responsible to be Melbourne. Lots of banned. We'll hear much the dog responsible to banned. We'll hear much more

of that debate as the day goes

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network. I'm Whitney

Fitzsimmons. Coming up on the

program - market blues in the wake New frontiers - Australia's biggest trade mission biggest trade mission to China.

And no nukes - anger over the green light for a nuclear

plant. Those stories coming up

shortly. First, let's take a quick look at the markets.

Across Asia, there was a mixed decision, despite positive corporate earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added over a

quarter of a percent.

Australia's ASX 200 jumped

slightly more than one and a