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In this bulletin - feared abducted from her family home. A 19-month-old toddler missing kills himself to avoid capture. The mastermind of the Bali bombings back in court And a notorious paedophile charged with molesting two girls. But first - is underway in Sydney's west A large-scale land and air search for a 19-month-old girl this morning. who disappeared from her home was last seen asleep in her bedroom The toddler, named Rahma, with her five sisters. is on the scene in Lurnea Seven News reporter Phil Black and joins me now. notice she was missing? Phil, when did Rahma's family

Rebecca, Rahma's family notice she w

at 8am this morning, some six hours

after she was last seen at 2am 2am.

They'd checked her then. It was a

hot sticky night here last night.

They searched themselves for about

an hour or so before calling police.

Police don't know quite what to

make of this, whether it's

ababduction or she's simply

wandered off, but there are a

couple of strange things about this.

Rahma was sharing the bedroom with

four sisters, two of whom were in

the same bed, and no none of them

can explain what happened. It

appears the window was tampered

with, like the fly screen was cut.

Police don't know what to make

about it, but here's what they had to say earlier today.

the family are devastated by this As you can imagine, worst nightmare, and this is a parent's for the help of the public and we would be appealing in finding this young child. with the search? And, Phil, what's the latest

Police and volunteer teams are

looking through parks and areas

around here. While that's been

going on, forensic police have been

doing a thorough job on the family

home, and the family and the

sisters are being interviewed at

the police station to find out if

they know anything that may lead to

just what has happened to this little girl. Phil Black in Sydney, thank you. behind the Bali bombings The mastermind on the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and the attack has killed himself. and several other militants up Azahari bin Husin blew himself in a resort town in East Java. after they were cornered by police began after the first Bali bombings It ends a four-year manhunt that which killed 88 Australians. in East Java The resort hill town of Batu

for a deadly police shoot-out. became the backdrop rumoured to be a terrorist hide-out Indonesian police surrounded a villa at about 3pm local time. it was like a war, A nearby resident says with gunshots and explosions. Seven militants were killed are expected to confirm and authorities

most wanted terrorists is among them. one of South-East Asia's Malaysian Azahari bin Husin Jemaah Islamiah's chief bomb-maker. is thought to be wore explosives around his waist Security officers say he always to avoid being captured alive. for questioning Police led away one man in the area. who had been "acting suspiciously" Bali bombings this year and in 2002. Azahari is accused of plotting the

and the friends of those who've died I think as far as the family and even those who were injured, I think it will help them has seemingly been punished. because at last someone Police also say suicide bombings in Jakarta he's behind the Marriott Hotel which killed 12 people, the Australian Embassy last year and another outside where 10 died. prejudiced people They are evil, unbalanced,

who don't think the way we do. are fundamentally different Their values of all civilised societies. and they are the enemy

There's been a major breakthrough

month's terrorist attacks in Bali. in the investigation into last two of the three suicide bombers, Police have reportedly identified MN and MS. naming them by their initials, Both are from Java. linked to al-Qaeda And suicide bombers for three hotel bombings in Jordan are being blamed which have killed at least 57 people. rocked the Radisson, Grand Hyatt The simultaneous blasts and Days Inn Hotels in the capital, Amman. No Australians were injured, was staying at the Radisson Hotel. although one man Three blasts at three hotels, almost simultaneously. and they were detonated SIRENS WAIL was blown apart by a suicide bomber. The bar at the Grand Hyatt of the Days Inn Hotel. The car bomb shattered the entrance

was at the Radisson, But the deadliest attack wearing an explosives belt where a person set off his bomb in a ballroom celebrated a wedding. as almost 300 guests but both their fathers were killed. The bride and groom survived, inspected the rubble. Jordan's royal family King Abdullah condemned the attacks, the work of a lost and misled group. describing them as But terrorism experts say have all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda. the bombings happen in a short period of time, Any time you see this many attacks organisation, one of their networks, it's either a member of the al-Qaeda who supports the al-Qaeda cause. or a self-styled jihadist

Intelligence officials say militant and al-Qaeda sympathiser the prime suspect is Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. To hit targets in Jordan to punish the Jordanian government is a neat way for Zarqawi both and punish the United States. has located one Australian Foreign Affairs

staying at the Radisson Hotel - he's safe. It's checking local hospitals the hundreds of injured. if there are any among Jordan's borders are now closed for the deadly attacks. as police hunt for those responsible To Canberra, controversial workplace reforms and the Federal Government's

the House of Representatives, have passed through

but not entirely without incident. Debate on the legislation was gagged inside and outside parliament. and there have been furious scenes joins me now from Canberra. Seven news reporter Gemma Haines why did the government stop debate? Gemma,

The government is having a real

hard time selling the changes,

thanks largely to a very successful

union campaign. Last night we saw

heated protests as the Prime

Minister addressed a dinner in

Brisbane. But there were also

heated scenes in Federal Parliament

where the government guillotined

debate on the IR legislation, which

angered the Opposition, with some

20 Labor MPs still to speak on the

Bill. The coalition says it's fair,

given they've already spend 24 hours on the legislation. More than 20 Labor members want to speak on this Bill and the Leader of the House and the tactics of this government are ensuring that they are silenced. We have had very, very extensive debate. I put it to you, Mr Speaker - how much debate, how much more debate could this Bill possibly require? And, Gemma, there are still some concerns

The government obviously has the STS-114bers in the House of

Representatives, so the Bill has

pass td. The Senate will debate the

leng shraition in two weeks time.

And, Gemma, there are still some concerns with the government's anti-terror laws?

That's right. Debate on the That's right. Debate on the laws

began in the House of

Representatives today. Labor says

while it supports the bills, it's

proved to provide sunset provisions,

but there's also been debate on the

issue of dual citizenship. The

government is considering laws that

would strip citizenship from

convicted migrants. There are views

for and against this. Some argue

deported these people will merely

let them carry out attacks overseas.

The Prime Minister says while it's

considering these laws, they're not a priority. It remains under consideration. of our list. It's not right at the top of our list. There are arguments for and against and I'm listening to those arguments, but we're not about to make a decision on that. Gemma Haines in Canberra, thank you. Convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson has appeared in a Brisbane court, accused of child sex offences. The 57-year-old was arrested last night

and charged with two counts of indecent treatment of a child. Seven News reporter Kim Skubris was at the Magistrates Court for today's proceedings. Rebecca, it was only a brief mention in court this morning. Ferguson was led into the enclosed dock handcuffed and barefoot.

He sat there hunched over and barely made eye contact with anyone during his appearance. The court heard he's been charged with two counts

of the indecent treatment of two girls under the age of 16

in Dalby on the Darling Downs. His lawyer didn't make any application for bail but outside court, he expressed his concern about Ferguson receiving a fair trial. You're all aware of the harassment that he's suffered over the last year. Given the amount of prejudicial publicity, I think there's enormous difficulties in getting a fair trial. When Ferguson was released from jail in Brisbane in 2003, there were grave fears he'd reoffend. Back then, a psychiatrist testified that the chances of his rehabilitation were absolutely nil, and despite that and the fact he refused to take part in sex offenders courses in jail, authorities had no choice but to let him walk free. He's served the full 14 years for a string of sickening crimes

involving rape and the indecent treatment of three New South Wales children who he kidnapped and held hostage for three days in a Brisbane hotel in 1987. Since his release,

Ferguson has been involved in violent clashes around Brisbane and Ipswich, where locals have made it clear they don't want him living in their neighbourhood. Today, Ferguson's lawyer indicated he'd be making a bail application next Wednesday. But the prosecution has made it clear they'll be opposing any application to release Ferguson into the community while he waits for his next court appearance in January. Rebecca. Floods in New South Wales and South Australia have become a multimillion-dollar disaster. Farming communities north of Adelaide estimate the damage bill will be at least $40 million. Right at this time of the year, we've got vegetable crops of all sorts ripe, ready to harvest, so it's just the worst, worst, worst time it could have happened. Residents around Gawler are being advised not to remove sandbags, and SES crews are bracing for more rain. Next in Seven's 4.30 News - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's own party turns on him. And a night out on the town Paris Hilton will never forget.

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This is the 4.30 News. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has suffered his first defeat ever in parliament, over new counter-terrorism powers. MPs voted against plans to allow police to hold terrorism suspects for up to 90 days without charge. 49 members of his own party voted against the charges. The "ayes" to the right, 291. The "noes" to the left, 322. CHEERING MPs later backed a proposal to extend the detention time limit from 14 to 28 days. Police had called for the new powers in the wake of the London bombings, in which 52 people were killed. Thousands of people have marched through the capital of Azerbaijan, claiming the country's parliamentary elections were fixed. The ruling party's landslide victory has also been criticised by international observers, with allegations of voter intimidation and electoral fraud. The orange flags are a reminder of the power of anti-government protests in this part of the world. No-one in Azerbaijan believes they can achieve the kind of revolution seen in Ukraine last year, but they're determined to make their voice heard. CROWD CHANTS "Freedom" they chant, and "Quit", a clear message to President Aliyev that they don't accept the outcome of parliamentary elections that Western observers also criticised. Election officials have ordered re-runs

in two disputed constituencies, and they say they'll look at allegations of electoral fraud in others. This march is the first test of the power of opposition parties to mobilise support. In the past, such demonstrations have been curtailed in heavy-handed fashion.

President Aliyev is keen to show with the observers, his government is cooperating with the observers, and outsiders tread a delicate line on Azerbaijan for one reason - oil. This state-of-the-art gas terminal will be the biggest in the world.

A pipeline that stretches to Turkey will earn the country an estimated $100 billion, and that in a country of just eight million people. Opposition leaders believe that's why the West won't interfere. They look instead to what was achieved in Kiev in 2004. There, the tide turned when police changed sides and joined the protesters. There's little chance of that in Azerbaijan. The Central Electoral Commission has said that one re-count has already put Opposition Leader Ali Kerimli ahead in his parliamentary district. Such successes encourage the protesters, and demonstrations are planned for the weekend. If they don't get the fresh elections they want, at the very least, they, like leaders in the West, want to see steps towards reform. The baby boomers are about to turn 60, but the looming milestone hasn't dampened their enthusiasm for rock-and-roll. In America, boomers are still flocking to see their favourite bands, who themselves are now senior citizens.

It isn't just music. # Roll up for the mystery tour... # It's the beat of a generation, on this night from 63-year-old former Beatle, Paul McCartney. # Waiting to take you away # It's a part of my life. It's been - I mean, I've been listening to him for 30-odd years. It takes you back in time and it seems like a better, happier time and a better place. # Start me up # # If you start me up I'll never stop # They want to be with the music that they grew up with. They also want to be with the community that they grew up with. From the sweet soul of Al Green... # Let's stay together... # the social conscience of Bob Dylan, the rhythms of the '60s saw the children of the '50s through war and political upheaval. They saw rock-and-roll change not just their lives, but the entire world. An experience now passed on to their children. This is my loving mother Emily, who kind of introduced me to The Beatles. Today, the so-called "geezer rockers" do big business. Stones' DVDs are hot sellers. Concert tours can gross more than $50 million.

Even Mick jokes about it, telling an audience the last time he played here at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966, tickets cost $4. For this show, they went as high as $450 at the box office. But for boomers, it isn't so much about the money.

These guys will keep rolling when I'm in a wheelchair.

It's only rock-and-roll, but I love it! It's all about the timeless vibe. # Start it up #

And Paris Hilton and her new boyfriend Stavros Niarchos have had a night out on the town to remember. The couple was trying to elude the waiting paparazzi in LA. The shipping magnate heir's attempts to keep his face covered were so successful that he didn't see were so successful that he didn't see a parked truck until it was too late. No-one was hurt in the bingle, but the multimillionaire couple was left a little red-faced, their $375,000 Bentley Continental left with two nasty gouges. Next in Seven's 4.30 News we'll take a look at the financial markets, check tomorrow's weather, and see what is making headlines around the country. Gee, thanks. NEWS THEME PLAYS

Miaow. Woof. This just in from Advocate. A Sydney tabby diagnosed with two kinds of intestinal worms has made a full recovery. Talk about nine lives.

Yeah... What? More as we hear it. Advocate. (Barks)

You're watching Seven's 4.30 News. Time to check the financial markets with Westpac global chief economist Bill Evans. Hello, Bill. What happened today?

Well, the markets got a big shock to

They were expecting to see 15,000

new jobs for oct- in fact, we saw

19,800 lost, and 60,000 full-time

jobs lost. The worst hit was New

South Wales again, and unemployment

is 5.1 to 5.2% there. Of course,

that takes pressure of any

possibility of interest rates going

up in the near future. Our market

had a small rise today, bued by a

small rise in the gold price. The

banks had have spectacular

switching between the banks, so

Westpac up and NAB down, and

Telstra's up 19c. The Aussie dollar

was shocked by the employment

numbers and fell by half a cent,

getting down near 738c again. The

next big story is consumer

sentiment in the US tonight,

because that remains the key to the

outlook for global growth, and with

a weak US consumer, global growth will have question marks over it. Thanks, Bill. Now let's take a look at what the weather has in store for tomorrow. Thanks, Rebecca, and good afternoon.

Have a look at this. More showers

and storms heading towards the east.

Showers clearing the Sydney area as

we go to air, but storms closing in

on the south-east and storms likely

in Brisbane later this evening. Big

hail also, and that's on the way.

Over the south-west, showers and

thunderstorms also, but pressure's

rising and most of the wet weather

will gradually clear tomorrow. More

showers and thunderstorms likely

around the sun line coast tomorrow.

Essentially clearing conditions

building in the south-west corner.

Let's look at the forecasts now - That's the latest weather. More at 6.00. Rebecca. Thanks, David.

Seven News coming up in your capital city at 6.00, and these are some of the stories making headlines. In Queensland, the State Government has revealed plans for a $530 million Eastern Busway. The Premier concedes hundreds of homes could be resumed to make way for the project. The major busway would connect Redland Bay to Brisbane. In Sydney - There has been a breakthrough for police involved in the ongoing counter-terrorism operation. Detectives are examining a burnt-out car found in Bankstown that is believed to be linked to Tuesday's early morning raids.

In Melbourne, the trial of a terror suspect has been adjourned until next year amid fears he wouldn't get a fair trial

because of the latest terrorist charges. 32-year-old Joseph Terrance Thomas is charged with receiving funds and providing support for terror activities. In Adelaide, royal fever has swept into town, with the Swedish rulers stopping by for a whistlestop tour. King Carl Gustav and Queen Sylvia have been talking shop with various South Australian organisations. They leave Adelaide for the Red Centre tomorrow morning. And in Perth, a bizarre protest outside the Western Australian Parliament. A man dressed as a black cockatoo climbed a big gum tree outside the building. The protester was perched in the highest branches for almost two hours. He was demanding a meeting with the State's Environment Minister over logging. We'll have those stories and more in State editions of Seven News at 6.00. But that's all from the 4.30 News team for this Thursday.

I'm Rebecca Maddern. I look forward to your company tomorrow. Captioned by Seven Network Email -