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Up at the going down of the Sun,

them. and in the morning, will remember

Good evening. and New Zealand troops It's 94 years since Australian during World War I, landed at Gallipoli

who lost their lives in that battle, and today we paused to remember those since served our country in war. and paid tribute to those who have

their sacrifice and courage, It's the day we honour and fighting spirit - their patriotism the day we honour the Anzacs. landed on that small Turkish beach, It was dawn when the first Anzacs and close to that time each year now stop to remember, Australians across the country and sacrifice of those young men to share the legend of the bravery the bloody World War I battle - who perished in 2,000 in the first hour - which shaped our nation. those who started the spirit Medals won by diggers now gone as that legend is passed on. are proudly worn the first official dawn service, At the site of old mates reunited. 35,000 gathered together, But each year there are fewer, echoes of the past, the sound of their footsteps who are left to take up the story. and it's the young as we that are left grow old. They shall grow not old,

of the nation's War Memorial, In the shadow named to honour the Anzac spirit. 20,000 walked along the parade with the Prime Minister and the past. to share a cold Canberra morning (SOUNDS LAST POST) The crowd can go so silent, people here - but there's over a thousand it's really cool. he's a New Zealand Anzac, My grandfather is an Anzac, having come back from Iraq, and this is my first Anzac Day

so it was pretty important for me. of the supreme sacrifice A poppy the simple acknowledgement made by the Anzacs footsteps to defend our freedom. and those who've followed in their And a silence, which resonates across the nation. a minute's pause (SILENCE) in spirit. We feel them still near us of their great sacrifice. We wish to be worthy and in the morning, At the going down of the sun,

we will remember them. Brad Hodson, Ten News. to cheer on our servicemen and women Impressive crowds turned out at Anzac Day marches. proudly alongside veterans Descendants of diggers walking of national pride. in an emotional display and, today, They fought alongside Aussie troops

Anzac parade for the first time. New Zealand veterans led Brisbane's and yelled their thanks to diggers Thousands waved flags, clapped and serving Defence Force members. In Sydney, descendants paraded through the city. more than 20,000 veterans and

A great crowd. by all the crowd here. Great patriotism Lovely to see you all. a special motorcade, For those too elderly to march, to take part... proving you're never too old for a drink on Anzac Day. ..and it's never too early

ex-servicemen and women marched Laden with medals, and bagpipes. to the tune of brass bands it's lovely. I'm still alive, I've got my mates, to be here today? What does it mean to you every year is special to all of us. Well, darling, after 1946, and think of our mates. Something to remember as the years pass, With regiments thinning are filling out the ranks. sons, daughters and grandchildren

that knew Dad I talk to all the diggers to go! Yeah, I've got another 10 years is all about. This is what the Anzac spirit of national pride here today There's such a strong sense who've served, as the crowd honours those their lives in various conflicts. and remembers those who lost At the Australian War Memorial, in front of 10,000 people. war vets marched the parade ground to reach out and deep, In our capacity and bushfires ravage. when floodwaters rise In our remembrance of each other. The Anzac spirit is alive and well. Amelia Adams, Ten News. With the formalities over, to share stories over a few drinks it was time to head to the pub and a game or two of two-up. the digger experience. It's a way of sharing I want a tail bet for 10! I want a tailey for 10! passing on the rules. Older generations played on the only day it's legal. The game of two-up always. Two-up should always be around, and mateship. Two-up is a tale of real friendship shared a drink with loved ones, Beers were flowing as diggers the mateship the Anzacs shared. a popular way to remember It's a special day

can communicate where I think families and sort of remember the time. I think it's a special day. the achievements, Young Australians were remembering paying their respects. as the Anzacs. Hopeful they'd prove just as brave that's the sword. That's the star, at the start of the second Gulf War. I was overseas, in Iraq, Across the country, financial boost RSLs were given a much-needed and women were appreciated. while making sure returned servicemen is exactly what it is. Absolutely. The spirit of mateship that I'd like to bottle it It's one day of the year to be part of it. because everybody wants one day to mourn. So it just makes it

Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. on Gallipoli, Thousands have descended the birthplace of the Anzac legend. More than 8,000 Australians died 8-month campaign. during the disastrous (RAPID DRUM BEAT) breaks the cold pre-dawn silence - An eerie drumbeat the solemnity of the moment thousands came to remember. contrasting with the one 94 years ago, as dawn broke, of confusion and chaos. these shores were a scene

The doomed campaign New Zealanders and Turks, he said, would forever join Australians, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. in adversity fought side by side, It was there our soldiers died side by side and were buried side by side. The Gallipoli campaign was a disaster, and its awful consequences should remind us to this day of the ultimate futility of war.

(CHOIR SINGS) # The Lord is my shepherd... # Today was seen as a chance to reflect on the impact the Anzac spirit has had on our national character. The great Australian notion of a fair go, of looking out for one's mate, of a sense of humour in adversity and the sure and certain knowledge, that however bad circumstances might be, there's always someone else worse off

who needs a helping hand. Remembrance of the 8,000 Aussie lives lost here was also vowed as wreaths were laid and three national anthems rang out..

(TURKISH NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS) ..saluting the dawn of another Anzac Day. Amber Muir, Ten News. And thousands of Australians have gathered in the French town of Villers-Brettoneux to remember those who fell on the Western Front. Ten's Europe correspondent, Danielle Isdale, is there. Dani? "Never forget Australia." It's a phrase well-known around these parts, because nowhere on the Western Front are Australian diggers quite so revered

as here in Villers-Bretonneux. And, so, this morning, with a crowd a little smaller but just as emotional as last year's. Australians joined with locals to remember. One cold dawn to mark 46,000 lives lost. (ALL SING) # Lest we forget # Lest we forget. #

More and more Australians are recognising the significance of our country's contribution to the war on the Western Front. Here, Australia lost a generation.

And so here the generations that followed gathered to remember. (ALL SING) # Abide with me. # It was on these old battlefields 91 years ago Australian soldiers helped turn the course of World War I by pushing back the Germans - the beginning of the end to the bloodiest conflict in history. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. I'm pleased I came, because my father was here, and it's good to come back and pay my respects. Damn right it's worth it, just every bit of it. You know, it's pay respect, and it was a really good experience. The country's getting older, and we've got to perpetuate the memory of all these guys. They did a wonderful job. Veterans groups say that's enough to justify the Western Front service continuing as an annual event. A chance for two nations to remember, a commitment to never forget. In Villers-Bretonneux, Danielle Isdale, Ten News.

Our Anzac Day coverage continues a little later, but next, Australia pulls out of a Davis Cup match in India because of security concerns. Plus, the stem cell breakthrough that could save the sight of millions. It truly is regeneration, in terms of putting something back that's died.

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To breaking news - and another boat has been intercepted attempting to enter Australia, near Ashmore Island, about 900 kilometres from Darwin. Authorities say the 2 crew and 54 passengers on board the vessel are now being transferred to Christmas Island by HMAS Albany. A 29-year-old man has died after being swept out to sea at North Bondi. Police say the man was hit by a large wave while rock fishing. His body was spotted from the air and an officer was winched into the water to perform CPR, but it was too late. Emergency services and surf lifesaving volunteers were in the middle of a search for another missing fisherman when the incident occurred. This comes in the face of a second incident where a man was washed off rocks in that same vicinity at about 6:40pm last night. The 58-year-old man from Moorebank still hasn't been found, but his friend managed to scramble to safety. Tennis Australia has pulled out of next month's Davis Cup tie in India fearing for the safety of its players. The team is taking the tough stance despite the risk of a one-year ban from competition. A furious Tennis Australia is pulling out of next month's Davis Cup tie in India, fearing for player safety. The team risking a 1-year ban from competition for its stance. I'm angry and disappointed for the good of this great competition. I think this is a very poor decision by the governing body. The ruling rejecting cricket's solution

to switch the IPL from India to South Africa.

They were providing security, but nothing like the level we asked for. The subcontinent has largely been considered a no-go zone for sports stars since last November's Mumbai terror attack which killed more than 170 people. The deadly shoot-out on the Sri Lakan cricket team in Pakistan last month, another deterrent. We'll absolutely be fighting any penalties if they're imposed on us. Allan Raskall, Ten News. British scientists believe they could save the sight of millions of people. They're going to use the stem cells from embryos to develop a revolutionary treatment for macular de-generation, a major cause of blindness in the elderly. Researchers believe they can cure the condition by replacing cells in the thinning wall of the retina. It's hoped the treatment will be available within seven years. Our Anzac Day coverage continues after the break, including the schoolboy who made sure his local war hero was never forgotten. And taking on the Taliban. On the front line with our troops in Afghanistan. You're being ridiculous. It's just the neighbours. Exactly. It's THE neighbours. It's got to be perfect. Perfect? And what's more perfect than new? So, how are you gonna make that new? For a perfect clean as white as new, use Harpic White & Shine. (DOORBELL RINGS) Hungry Jack's believes everyone should get the same stunning value no matter which store they visit. So we offer a cheeseburger, small fries, small Coke and a sundae for just $4.95 at every store. It's stunning value for every Australian. And they were only $35, and guess where I got them from. Huh? Guess. Guess where I got them. Um... Ah. With two rashers of bacon, you can't walk past a delicious Double Bacon McMuffin for just $2.45. McDonald's new Value Picks menu - Macca's makes it easy.

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while serving overseas this Anzac Day. Australian soldiers in Afghanistan came under Taliban attack earlier this month.

As they attempted to push insurgents away from populated areas, the enemy reacted angrily with small arms and rocket attack. Round the other side, round the other side - straight to the platoon sergeant. The taskforce says it was successful in the skirmish, claiming several Taliban casualties. The Defence Minister spent Anzac Day touring the reconstruction projects Australian troops have been working on in Afghanistan. In the central Queensland town of Blackall, an almost forgotten war hero has been honoured. His achievements recognised thanks to the persistence of a local school boy. A lifetime ago, Blackall sent away a generation of young men. Many did not come home.

It had devastating consequences for a little town of about 1,500 people. Grazier Edgar Towner returned a World War I hero. He earned a Military and Victoria Cross for capturing enemy machine guns in the trenches of France,

all with a gaping head wound. It wasn't something he even talked about. He would prefer to talk about sheep. Edgar was deeply tormented and never married, but there is no chance he will be forgotten. His bronze likeness now stands near Blackall's cenotaph. (APPLAUSE) He'd be embarrassed. He'd say it was a lot of nonsense. "What is this all about?" Edgar Towner was one of Queensland's most decorated soldiers but he could have just remained another name in the history books had it not been for the school project of a 13-year-old boy. Ronan Robinson's words were published in the local paper. He challenged the community to find a fitting tribute for the home-grown hero. He was brave and everything. He kept fighting after being wounded for 30 hours. Of course, Blackall's proud of every one of its veterans, whether they made it home or not. It's just now that one of them watches over them all. In Blackall, Jessica Howard, Ten News. Dozens of rare baby loggerhead turtles have been saved from certain death. The babies were stragglers in a batch of hatchlings

and were floundering in the dunes. Some passing tourists quickly guided them to open waters and away from circling prey. We were driving along the beach and one of the girls saw the turtles? and we stopped, and they were just amazed. All of the turtles made it out to sea safely. The weather's next, and then it's 'Sports Tonight' with Rob Canning and, Rob, the Anzac Day footy was fierce today? Yes, as always, Tarsh. We'll bring you today's footy in both the NRL and AFL, plus a mass of other news from around the world. Fighting for his career - Andrew Symonds delivers. Spin, spin, spin - the Finn flunks in practise. And clear the runway - LeBron is set for take-off.

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