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(generated from captions) The 4.30 News with David Johnston. This program is LIVE captioned. Good afternoon. In this bulletin - by a crocodile speak of their loss. The children of a man taken of attempting to murder his wife, The man accused Joe Korp, laid to rest. and raise airfares And Qantas to slash jobs a multimillion-dollar profit. after announcing But first, a crocodile in Far North Queensland the children of a man killed by nine-hour journey have made an emotional where their father was taken. to the site to the site

60-year-old Barry Jeffries in Lakefield National Park was fishing with his wife and dragged into the water. when he was grabbed by a crocodile survived and raised the alarm. His wife, who was fishing with him, spoke of their terrible loss. Today their children and our family, On behalf of our mother gratitude to Lakefield rangers, we would like to extend our deepest the police, Cooktown Hospital, in the search for our father and to all those involved and comfort to our mother. We would also like to thank

their thoughts and support to us. all those who have expressed Debate continues that rangers shot late yesterday over whether the crocodile for the man's death. is the reptile responsible of a South Australian family Three members in a tragic road crash have been killed the southern Italian town of Salerno. just hours after arriving in and 11-year-old son Enrico Rossomando, his wife when a truck hit their car. were all killed have been seriously injured. Two other sons aged 14 and 16 from Loxton in South Australia, The family, The family,

to visit relatives. had travelled to Italy has been accused of not doing enough The Federal Government the Bali bombings are punished. to ensure those behind It comes bombing ringleader Abu Bakar Bashir after the sentence of convicted Bali

was cut by 4.5 months independence celebrations. as part of Indonesian of the 88 Australians killed Victims of the bombings and relatives say they are outraged. He has organised mass murder. or the bullet It should have been life as far as I'm concerned, is just a slap in our face. and to have it reduced

says Foreign Minister Alexander Downer with the decision Australia is disappointed over automatic sentence remissions. and will lobby Indonesia saga has ended today Another chapter of the Korp family with the funeral of Joe Korp, to murder his wife Maria. the man accused of attempting took his own life on Friday. The 47-year-old has the details. Seven reporter Rebecca Maddern David, it's really a tragic end in much the same way. to a story which began today to farewell Joseph Korp, About 100 mourners gathered here who has been in the media spotlight a man six months ago. since his late wife disappeared his two brothers and his two sisters, Among the congregation, and children Steven and Mia. his first wife Leonie from Joe's youngest son, Damian. A show of strength At just 11 years of age, of both his mother and father he has attended the funeral in the space of a week. did not attend. Joe's stepdaughter, Laura, During the hour-long service, by his family as a lover of sport. Joseph Korp was remembered

he is at peace. His family now believes church his wife Maria was farewelled Mr Korp was laid to rest at the same just six days ago. a 35-car pile-up that killed a woman The truck driver who caused has broken down in court. in the witness box David Lawler sobbed

as he apologised to the Parker family of the 52-year-old grandmother. for the death after the truck ploughed into her car Mrs Parker was killed

north of Sydney. on the Mooney Mooney Bridge, dismissed Lawler's apology. Outside the court, the victim's son and extended family A great loss to my family

for the law and safety of others who have to live with your disregard due to your recklessness. and two counts of dangerous driving. Lawler pleaded guilty to manslaughter He will be sentenced next month. Qantas is set to sack staff, and send more jobs overseas. raise airfares on how many jobs would be cut. CEO Geoff Dixon remained tight-lipped He's blaming the increasing costs of high fuel. He's blaming on it. I'm not going to put a percentage

this afternoon. We'll be talking to our unions to all the senior managers tomorrow I'll be talking

out to staff today. and we have put a notice as early as Monday The sackings could begin after Australia's biggest airline and come for the financial year. posted a $763.6 million profit full sale of Telstra have begun The recriminations over the proposed National Party members with independents urging not to support it. Barnaby Joyce says nothing is final But outspoken Nationals Senator the people who elected him. until he speaks with of Telstra The sale of the publicly held portion is likely to begin next year, but not necessarily all at once. want to get the best price. We obviously

is not known. What that price might be And the government says the figure it used to bandy about, $5.25,

was never a target. ponders the prospect And while government of getting less for the telco, have broken out bitter recriminations to back the sale. over the Nationals' decision to offer bribes. They're not only prepared They are prepared to accept bribes and that's an absolute disgrace. will withdraw that inference. SPEAKER: The Member for New England will not withdraw. The Member for New England has hit back And Senator Barnaby Joyce Alby Shultz, at a coalition colleague

as "the creature from Queensland" who referred to him and who won't vote for the sale. You can bet your life

when it turns up. he will be committed to the money

Senator Joyce says he still has to receive his voting instructions from his party in Queensland before backing the sale and that gave Labor the opening for this stunt. They ought to call him on his Queensland number. 07 for Queensland, 46 25 1500 and let Barnaby Joyce and let Barnaby Joyce know what you are thinking. Steve Vizard has denied new tax-dodging claims by his former bookkeeper. In his first interview since pleading guilty to false accounting, Roy Hilliard alleges a series of companies linked to Mr Vizard avoided paying tax for six years. From the year - tax year commencing 1 July 1994 to the tax year ending 30 June 2000, the Vizard Group paid no tax.

Hilliard was originally charged with stealing $3 million from his boss but the charges were dropped when Steve Vizard would not take the stand to give evidence against him. A convicted paedophile at the centre of a parole transfer investigation in New South Wales has flown back to Western Australia. Otto Darcy-Searle was whisked away from waiting media ahead of a hearing to decide his long-term future. The 63-year-old was serving parole in the north-coast town of Banora Point for 104 sex offences but says he has left for the sake of his family. A row erupted over who approved his interstate relocation after serving less than half his sentence. Two New South Wales parole officers have been stood down pending an investigation. New South Wales police and food authorities have given the green light for Mars Bars and Snickers to return to shop shelves. It comes seven weeks after an extortionist tampered with the bars. The chocolates were withdrawn from 40,000 outlets across the State. The risk has diminished. It's been more than a month since we've received any contact from the extortionist. The scare cost the company $10 million. Overseas now, and heartbreaking scenes

as Israeli soldiers and defiant Jews clash and console each other over their government's policy to physically remove settlers from the Gaza Strip. Four Palestinians have been shot dead in a revenge killing as a tearful Israeli Prime Minister calls for calm. Jacob and his children believe God commanded them to live here. Now they're being forced into exile. REPORTER: Where will you go now? We don't know. We have no house now. Today, 14,000 Israeli troops cleared out six Jewish settlements in Gaza. Unfortunately, it looks like my country is getting smaller and smaller. So some extremist settlers are fighting back. In the West Bank, a settler shot and killed four Arabs. Why? To stop the disengagement from Gaza, he said. This West Bank settler set herself on fire in protest.

She's in critical condition. And a protester threw an egg at a government minister. In the synagogues of the remaining settlement, the faithful called on the Lord for a miracle. While outside, youngsters taunted and cursed the troops. For most of the day, they stood and took it. But getting attacked physically was too much for them.

It seems that now this is the moment of truth. This is a special police SWAT team and apparently they're going to move in. (speaks foreign language) Just one minute later - "Don't touch me," she screams. "I'm a woman. Let me stay." Their anguish is shared by many soldiers, who agree with the settlers but say they're just following orders. Here, a soldier comforts a sobbing settler. Then the soldier cries too - and collapses. Now the settler comforts the soldier. They're old schoolfriends. A nation torn. In the nearby settlements, residents leave, peacefully but in pain. And there's no comforting this old rabbi, who carries the holy Torah, to begin a new life - somewhere. Next in Seven's 4.30 News - The terror campaign targeting innocent Iraqi civilians. And one man's desperate search to be lucky in love. Jean's just parking the car. Don't say a word. Hang on a sec - aren't we going halves in that? MOBILE PHONE RINGS Ooh! It's home. MOBILE PHONE MOOS Oh - it's the boss. Notice anything different? You've had your nails done! DRAMATIC MUSIC TENSE SILENCE EXCITING ELECTRONIC MUSIC

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This is the 4.30 News. The death toll from coordinated bomb blasts in Baghdad is now 43. The first two explosions targeted Iraqi civilians during morning rush hour, while the third bomb went off at the hospital where victims were being treated. SIRENS WAIL Three car bombs struck at the heart of Baghdad - a coordinated attack determined to further destabilise Iraq as it battles to secure its constitution. SIRENS WAIL First, a suicide car-bomber activated his device outside the al-Nahda bus station. A second vehicle laden with explosives

detonated inside the bus station car park next to pick-up points for passengers destined for Amarah and Basra, both heavily Shiite areas. Both attacks came shortly after 8.00 this morning.

The area was busy with people travelling to work. SHOUTING AND CRYING The third, cruelest, explosion came a few minutes after that close to the Al Kindi Hospital, where many of the injured from the previous two attacks had been taken. Despite the frequency with which such attacks happen in Iraq,

the grief of victims and bystanders was plain for all to see.

SHOUTING Police say that more than 40 people were killed in the seemingly well-planned attack, and another 89 wounded. This was the bloodiest insurgence in Baghdad for some weeks.

There is speculation that it was timed to coincide with resumption of the failed talks on Iraq's constitution. Religious and ethnic divides among delegates meant that talks had ended in deadlock.

But with the Iraqi parliament now given until 22 August for a completed constitution, ordinary Iraqis hope that success will bring with it some element of stability. The British Government has won the right to have one of the men accused of taking part in the failed London bombings extradited from Rome. It comes as leaked details from an inquiry into the mistaken shooting of a suspect bomber have revealed inconsistencies in the police report. "Shoot to kill." It's an unforgiving strategy,

designed to counter the most serious terrorist threat. But the policy, which has already claimed one life since the London attacks, is now under intense scrutiny. Leaked details of the inquiry into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

have revealed not only inconsistencies with original accounts of what happened, but apparent police blunders, failures which may have contributed to the death of an innocent man. It was here in south London that the tragic series of events which ended the 27-year-old's life began. Police were monitoring a flat where they believed two of the previous day's bombing suspects were hiding. Mr de Menezes left the building, but no positive ID of him was made as the surveillance officer outside was relieving himself. The Brazilian then took a bus to Stockwell Tube station, where, contrary to initial reports that he vaulted the barrier while fleeing the police, he actually entered the concourse at a normal pace, even stopping to pick up a free newspaper. CCTV footage taken inside the station shows that Mr de Menezes was wearing a light denim jacket and not a heavy padded coat which could conceal a bomb, as was originally suggested. He travelled calmly down the escalator towards the Northern Line platform.

He seemed to be unaware he was being followed. It was only when de Menezes realised the train was coming that he ran to board it. But it's what happened once inside the carriage that will prove most uncomfortable for Scotland Yard. The leaked documents reveal that he had already been restrained by a surveillance officer, who managed to pin his arms down and push him into a seat when he was shot eight times. The shocking details, and the way in which they became public, have angered the dead man's relatives, who are demanding a public inquiry and that those responsible are called to account. A Norwegian Army unit has turned out in force

to welcome its latest colonel-in-chief. With back straight and head held high, Nils Olav the penguin took his new appointment of inspecting the troops very seriously. Nils received the promotion after 35 years as a lance corporal. He was adopted by the Army in 1972 as the official mascot. Looking for love? A bachelor in a small town in the UK has taken his destiny has taken his destiny into his own hands. In a community where men outnumber women 10 to 1, he's launched an advertising campaign to land himself a date. Hi. I'm Vince. I'm 21. I'm looking for a red-haired Nicole Kidman lookalike who's into classical music, reading, writing and intelligent conversation. ROY ORBISON'S 'ONLY THE LONELY' PLAYS Vince is unlucky in love. So he's driving up hill and down dale across Cumbria,

putting up posters to try to tempt young women to come to his home town of Olsten to balance out the male-to-female population figures. There is about one woman to every 10 men in the pub,

and in general, the one woman who is there is going out with somebody, and, unluckily, he's probably one of the hardest men in the pub. We eat real food. Big, strong, healthy men. We drink Bitter, you know. We're strong, country men. We're all manual labourers, and we're not hard to look after, girls, as well. We wouldn't cheat on a lady or anything like that. If you come here, we guarantee to look after you and you'll be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country as well. This is a pretty town, surrounded by rolling hills. But life is quiet. The most action we saw today was on the bowling green. So to bring new blood in of the female variety, Vince has set up the Alston Moor Re-Generation Society, with its own web site, advertising the beauty of the area and the attractiveness of the men. REPORTER: Where do the young women go? Where do they all run off to? Haven't got a clue. We haven't seen many.

Most of the women are taken here, so we need to get a busload or two in. Bring them in by the busload? Yes. With a new batch of posters hot off the photocopier,

Vince's search goes on. He loves where he lives.

Now he just needs someone to love it with him. 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. So busted! Introducing Franklins:

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Have a chat with Getting edgy for a deep pan pizza? Try the new Domino's Edge with new tomato herb sauce, a thicker, crispier crust and double the cheese all the way to the edge. # Domino's. # Price busted! Franklins has price busted: Country, Crouton, Hearty and Golden Harvest soup varieties: Look for this and other price busters, only at Franklins. You're watching Seven's 4.30 News. Time to check the financial markets with Westpac global chief economist Bill Evans. Hello, Bill. Hello, Bill. What happened today?

Well, am some good news on the oilpl

down almost $3 overnight, giving

the US market a 37-point boost. Our

market was dominated by results

today. The Qantas result was 5%

growth in the second half. That was

better than expected, about $30

million more in earnings, and some

guidance of more cost cutting fl.

AMP also surprised the market,

earnings up 22%, but disappointment

with Multiplex. A huge fall in the

copper price overnight dragging

down BHP, and profit-taking on the

bank shares. The big fall in copper

and oil brought down the Aussie

dollar. Tomorrow we'll be looking

at more building companies, with

Mirvac and James Hardie announcing

results. Thanks, David. Thanks, Bill. Now let's take a look at what the weather has in store for tomorrow. Thanks, David, and good afternoon. From the satellite, we have an extensive rainband clearing Western Australia

and heading towards the south-east. The system is developing. That means good rains for most of South Australia, the south-east corner and parts of New South Wales over the next 24 to 48 hours. It will be fine along most of the Queensland coast tomorrow, and we'll see fine weather build in the west, too. That's the latest weather. More at 6.00. David. Thanks, David. Seven News coming up in your capital city at 6.00, and these are some of the stories making headlines. Two Brisbane detectives in the US as part of the so-called Dr Death investigation say it's a long and complex case. The officers are in Portland, Oregon, where Dr Jayant Patel is believed to be living. In Sydney, a World War II veteran says he is an example of those being neglected by the State's hospital system. The 80-year-old has been on the waiting list for an urgent shoulder operation for a year. Now he has been told

he has to wait a further seven months. In Melbourne, family and friends gather for the funeral of Joe Korp

one week after his wife Maria was farewelled in the same church. A Supreme Court judge has today ruled Joe Korp was morally responsible for his wife's death. Adelaide scientists have won a multimillion-dollar contract from the US government to play a key role in the war on terror. Researchers at the Flinders Medical Centre are using natural "flower power" to develop defences against the world's deadliest viruses. And in Perth, two men have been given a second chance at life, becoming the first in Australia to be fitted with an internal artificial heart. The successful implants have made medical history. Now the tiny devices are set to save lives across the country. Just some of the stories coming up in State editions of Seven News at 6.00. But that's the 4.30 News for today. I'm David Johnston. See you at the same time tomorrow. Captioned by Seven Network Email - captions@seven.com.au