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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. British police target the masterminds of the London bombings. John Howard apologises for the mistakes of the Immigration Department. The accident which could mean you'll pay more for petrol. A week after the London bombings, British police have identified two international suspects who could be masterminds of the operation. With evidence that both have fled the country, the manhunt's moved overseas, following a trail that could lead all the way back to al-Qa'ida training camps in Pakistan. Home-grown terrorists, international masterminds - police are now looking outside Britain for two men who could be leaders of the terrorist cell.

One is a Pakistani man in his 30s who arrived in Britain last month and left the day before the London attacks. He's believed to have visited the bombers and to have links to al-Qa'ida. The second suspect is an Egyptian-born chemistry lecturer, who, until recently, taught at Leeds University. Named as Asdi el-Nashar, he also left Britain recently. The new leads emerged after raids on properties in Aylesbury, north-west of London. In Leeds, the homes of the four bombers remain sealed. Forensic investigators searching for any evidence which may explain what turned the four young British Muslims into terrorists. This terrorism has nothing to do with Islam at all. Police are confident all four lived or grew up in Leeds. One was a teaching assistant at a primary school, helping the children of immigrant families. Mohammed Sadique Khan was the oldest of the bombers, married with a baby daughter. Police say he was the Edgware Road bomber. 22-year-old Shehzad Tanweer is thought to have been the suicide bomber at Aldgate station. His immediate family is now in hiding, but an uncle who runs a local kebab shop told of the family's disbelief. I think they are broken. REPORTER: Broken? Broken. The uncle of another of the terrorists - 19-year-old Hasib Hussain, the bus bomber, said his family is living in shame. It's killing me every day. Police took away the car, which at least three of the bombers abandoned at Luton railway station, before heading south to London. Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist squad is convinced there is a fifth man. He was caught on closed-circuit cameras in the company of the other four. Another would-be bomber, or team leader, police won't say. But from the top down, the investigators believe the four bombers were part of a network, working under orders, whose explosives may have been sent from the Balkans.

Of most concern that this could be

the start of a new breed of

suburbern terrorist, Prime Minister

Tony Blair has been warned by

intelligence chiefs that there are

at least 200 home-grown fanatics

all trained in suicide attacks living here in Britain. This is not an isolated criminal act we are dealing with. It is an extreme evil ideology whose roots live in a perverted and poisonous misinterpretation of the religion of Islam. A week ago, London was in fear. Now it's the wider Muslim community that worries these local terrorists, their own sons, may release deep racial and religious tensions in the United Kingdom, in Leeds. An Australian woman who narrowly escaped the bus bombing has left the safety of her London flat for the first time since the attack. She was onboard the bus that was blown apart, but until today, Jodie Ayre's story remained untold. After locking herself away for the past week, Jodie Ayre today emerged to confront her demons. I had to do it, otherwise I would have just stayed at home for the rest of my time in London. With her brother and friends, she made the journey to Tavistock Square, travelling part of the way by bus. Like so many other commuters last week, Jodie was forced on to other transport after the three bombs rocked London's Underground. Within minutes her bus, the No. 30, was targeted. Remarkably, she only suffered a scratched hand and a perforated eardrum. She refused to go to hospital. Like, I was fine, I was walking. One of six Australians on the bus, Jodie was caught on camera, escaping the wreckage. That photograph is now an important symbol for the 26-year-old architect. It helps prove that I survived and I'm standing. I wish I'd stuck my finger up in that photo to the bastards that did it. Jodie was seated several rows in front of the bomber and, while she clearly remembers the events before and after the attack, she has no recollection of the man who caused this carnage. I wasn't looking for a bomber. Nor was Sydney professor John Tulloch, but he now believes he spotted the bomber who blew up his carriage at Edgeware Road station. I do seem to remember a young Pakistani guy with a bag, but it could've been another man, another day. If he was the terrorist, he was seated just a metre from Professor Tulloch. The first thing you look for is your legs, your body. They were fine. And he was feeling even better today, after a reunion with Wing Commander Craig Staniforth. The British airman pulled the professor out of the wreckage and helped treat his injuries. And he just kept me going. Professor Tulloch should be going home next week. In London, Damian Ryan, National Nine News. After locking herself away for the past week, The London bombs exploded almost exactly at this time a week ago. We cross now to Michael Usher, who's outside King's Cross Station. Michael, an opportunity later today to honour those who died. Yes, Mark, this will be a major day of remembrance. At midday London time there'll be a 2-minute silence. Buses, cabs and main line trains will stop and London workers are being encouraged to stand outside their workplaces in silent tribute to the 52 people n silent tribute to the 52 people who lost their lives. Millions across Europe are expected to join in. Lloyds of London will ring the famous Lutine bell

to mark the beginning and end of the silence. The bell is rung only in times of disaster. Six hours later there'll be a vigil in Trafalgar Square, rounding off a day that Mayor Ken Livingstone says will show London's defiance to those who try to change its character through terror. Mark.

And, coincidentally, PM Howard today stuck by his comments that a suicide bombing could happen here - despite admitting that no specific threat has been made. We would be foolish and complacent if we ruled it out and the stark and arresting thing about what happened in Britain is that there was no intelligence. The Government has also moved to remind us about the national security hotline, with a relaunch of the "Be alert, not alarmed" ad campaign. The 3-week campaign will cost taxpayers around $2.2 million. John Howard has apologised to Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon for their treatment at the hands of the Immigration Department. Releasing a report by former Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer the Prime Minister conceded there'd been failures and mistakes and promised that both women will receive financial help. Cornelia Rau -

permanent Australian resident with a mental illness mistakenly locked up in a Queensland gaol and then Baxter detention centre as an illegal immigrant. Vivian Solo, also known as Vivian Alvarez, Australian citizen mistakenly deported to the Philippines

by the Immigration Department. John Howard doesn't often say sorry, so this was a red letter day. Both Cornelia Rau and Mrs Alvarez are owed apologies for their treatment and, on behalf of the Government, I give those apologies to both of those women who were the victims of mistakes by the department. I think Cornelia will be very happy with that. Apologies are fine in their way, but what we really need is reform. Former Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer, in a 200-page report, blasted the Immigration Department for a culture of denial and self-justification. He said officers wield exceptional power without adequate training or oversight, have poor understanding of the legislation they're supposed to enforce, and often lack basic investigative and management skills. Ms Rau had been given inadequate mental health care, and there'd been no coherent attempt to properly identify her, because nobody was in charge. Plainly, there were mistakes made there were failures. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone also apologised, and said both women will be given financial help. Amanda Vanstone needs to go. There needs to be a massive shake-up of the department. Mr Howard did announce the departure of more senior bureaucrats from the department, but he's refusing to sack the Minister because, he says, she hasn't been personally responsible for any of the blunders. Laurie Oakes, National Nine News. It seems there's more pain on the way at the petrol pump. On top of oil prices hitting record highs in recent times, a power failure at the Caltex refinery at Kurnell is likely to put intense pressure on Sydney's supplies and prices over the next week. No-one's quite sure why it happened but, some time on Tuesday night, one of the giant towers carrying twin power cables to the Kurnell Peninsula simply collapsed. Energy Australia maintenance teams immediately began the tricky and dangerous task of disentagling the 132,000-volt cables and restoring at least part of the power flow, but it's a very slow job. is the biggest in Australia, The giant refinery supplying more than two-thirds of Sydney's petrol, together with almost all the State's diesel and jet fuel. If that refinery is offline for more than seven days, then we would be in a situation that will become quite critical. Industry experts say the disruption to the Kurnell supply, added to soaring world prices for oil, means bad news at the bowser. Pricing will be about, certainly over $1.20 next week, generally everywhere. And discounting is under immediate threat. The price relief that motorists normally get down there in the range of 8-10 cents a litre probably won't occur. Caltex is hopeful power will be restored tonight, but... The oil company says restarting a refinery after an incident such as this is a complex process. It may be some days yet before full production is resumed. Peter Harvey, National Nine News. Traffic was squeezed on the M5 motorway this morning, following a 10-car pile-up at Moorebank, in the south west. One man was trapped for about half an hour

before being taken to hospital in a stable condition. Just one city-bound lane was left open until the wreckage was eventually cleared. A faulty fuel gauge has delayed the first space shuttle launch since the 'Columbia' disaster, more than two years ago.

All the astronauts, including Australian Andy Thomas, were strapped in and ready to go when the fuel sensor starting flashing. There are long faces in the control centre and around the site. The earliest possible launch date now is Saturday. One week after his wife left him to return to Australia, Shane Warne has joined his team-mates for the Test series against England. At a news conference he spoke of his off-field controversy and on-field challenge. Shane Warne, relaxed and ready to prove himself on the pitch, hoping his spin will take attention away from his personal problems. Ahead of next week's first Test, he's declared himself good to go. I'm OK, you know. I'm doing OK. Anything you go through in your life, I think it all adds to make you a stronger person.

Estranged wife Simone, he says, will be watching the Ashes from the home they once shared in Melbourne. We speak every day, or just about. I speak to the children just about every day so, um, yeah, I'm sure she'll be very supportive. Everything else was declared off limits, though he did thank his team-mates for their support, claiming they're glad to have him back in the squad. He was frank about losing a lucrative sponsorship with Channel Nine, but hoped he might still end up in the commentary box when he retires. It's disappointing and I'll have to maybe look elsewhere

or weigh up my options when I finish. This press conference was obviously intended to clear the decks, to draw a line, at least publicly, under Warne's recent difficulties and get on with the cricket. In London, James Talia, National Nine News. In the news ahead, a Sydney woman tells how her ex-husband killed their two children. And true love that's lasted the best part of a century. Should we read a story? ..starts with a gentle touch. With lots of discoveries just right for little fingers, stories come to life with textures, music and more.

(Giggles) And when they're ready, letters and numbers. PowerTouch Baby from Fisher-Price. in your child. Play. Laugh. Learn. Maggi rich Roast Meat Gravy can make a building site feel like a home. DOG BARKS IN DISTANCE CUTLERY CLANKS A 48-year-old disability pensioner has faced Waverley Court, charged with flying from Adelaide to Sydney with $330,000 worth of cannabis in his luggage. Chilong Hoang was arrested as part of an operation targeting drug trafficking on domestic flights. He was refused bail, the magistrate saying the case against him is overwhelming.

A Sydney woman has had to relive the horrifying day when her former partner stabbed to death her two children and her father. Ingrid Poulson gave evidence at the inquest into the killings at Wilberforce two years ago. This is Phithak Kongsom caught on surveillance camera at Woolworths at Windsor buying a 34cm kitchen knife and packing tape. Just hours later, he assaulted his estranged partner at knife-point at her Wilberforce home. Today Ingrid Poulson told the Coroner how, after reporting the attack at Windsor police station, she was escorted home by police. There she was confronted with a horrific scene. POLICE RADIO: We have two children stabbed. We have two adults stabbed. Need urgent assistance. When Kongsom again went to attack his 23-month-old son Sebastian, police opened fire. s abbed the child again. The male offender has just tabbed the child again. He's been shot. I repeat - shot by police. Giving evidence, Ms Poulson said her partner had breached apprehended violence orders at least 20 times. A domestic violence expert

Her mother told the coroner that,

even in his darkest days, she tried

to help him, who she called 'son'.

She said he was once a gental and

loving man but, in the lead-up to

the killings, his behaviour became more erratic. Bob Carr thinks London could learn a thing or two from Sydney about how to host the best-ever Olympic Games. In London, he's urged organisers to visit our Games site as soon as they can. He's also making sure our city learns more about security in the wake of last week's suicide bombings. As the first Australian political leader to visit London since last week's bombings, security is never far from the Premier where, alongside their British counterparts, our police are helping with the investigation. I'm determined to see that Australian police wring every last lesson out of the London experience. The security encounter terrorism theme also dominating when he met with London Olympic officials. Well, we're very grateful you're here. Australians were heavily involved in the London bid and our role won't stop now. Key officials from the Sydney Games will come on board as Britain prepares for 2012. I think we all accept that Sydney was the high watermark of Olympic Games. There's an enormous amount for the British to learn based on the Australian experience. And as part of the sharing of ideas, a high-powered team from here in London

will head to Sydney later this year to learn more about how we staged the most successful Olympics in history. We unashamedly stole as many of the good ideas from Sydney as possible. In London, Nigel Blunden, National Nine News. In Iraq, a suicide bomber has targeted US soldiers who were surrounded by local children, in a shocking attack in Baghdad. 27 people were killed, mostly youngsters, when the car bomb exploded near a US Humvee. A crowd of children had gathered when the Americans started giving away lollies. The chief executive behind America's largest corporate fraud has been jailed for 25 years. 63-year-old WorldCom boss Bernard Ebbers was convicted over a $14 billion accounting fiddle, which ended up crashing the company, causing losses of $240 billion. In finance, the share market finished in front as investors chased banking stocks. The NAB and Commonwealth both gained 38 cents. Caltex rose 40. While sugar producer CSR fell on weak profit forecasts. The All Ords up 17 points. Some new contenders in the search for the world's longest marriage - John and Emilia Rocchio tied the knot 82 years ago after a chance meeting on a street corner. I said, "God, I gotta meet that broad." She's 100, he's 101, and they're still holding hands. I love you now like the first day I met you. 82 years - not bad, when these days the average American marriage lasts just eight years. Ken with sport next,

and the pressure mounts for Souths to move to the Central Coast... ..instead of the cavernous Telstra Stadium.. Also, the season ends in ruins for the Raiders captain. And a record 21 Australians tee off at the British Open. WOMAN: Where do I find winter price breakers? MAN: Buddy 5-litre sprayer - under $10. Monoline clothes line - $59. Ryobi 1/3 horsepower drill press with bonus - $99. Adds up to 10/10. WOMAN: And you can't beat 10/10. If it's not one thing for South Sydney, it's another. Today boss Shane Richardson has revealed the club is under growing pressure to relocate to the Central Coast. And Souths legend George Piggins says the push is coming from the NRL and News Limited. Souths fans fought hard for their readmittance to the NRL, but the times have been lean ever since. And now Rabbits boss Shane Richardson says the heat is on the club to relocate, despite a deal with Telstra Stadium next year. There is a huge push on for Souths to go to the Central Coast. And every day you deny it, some people think there is a problem. And George Piggins has no doubt who wants to see the Central Coast Bunnies become a reality. You'd have to look at the NRL and the NRL is owned by News Limited so I suppose it's News Limited. Piggins has been asked by the NRL to apologise to salary cap auditor Ian Schubert

over suggestions some clubs are abusing the cap. We are just asking for a level playing field, that everyone's offered the same kind of rules. If that's set up, we'll be quite competitive in the competition.

Richardson has also been forced to defend the position of coach Shaun McRae. John Lang's name has been mentioned as a possible replacement down the track. If anyone thinks for one minute, categorically, that we've got any problem with Shaun McRae, they are kidding themselves. Meanwhile, the Raiders are expected to appeal Simon Woolford's 8-match suspension. Everybody involved with rugby league or even people outside it see an 8-week suspension for that as grossly unfair. And Roosters coach Ricky Stuart believes the judicial system needs an overhaul. There are enough intelligent people there to see what the system is handing out to players

and actually how it's threatening players' careers. Danny Weidler, National Nine News. Tennis, and Australia will gamble on a 2-man Davis Cup team in tomorrow's tie against Argentina at Homebush. Lleyton Hewitt leads off against Guillermo Coria, while Wayne Arthurs plays world number 10 David Nalbandian. Hewitt and Arthurs will also pair up for Saturday's doubles. A record 21 Australians tee off in the opening round of the British Open, now under way at St Andrews. Playing in his last Open, 3-time winner Jack Nicklaus turned back the clock with a birdie on the opening hole. COMMENTATOR: That's the sort of roar that will greet this man all the way around. Favourite Tiger Woods is currently even par. Australia's Robert Allenby among the early leaders. Tough going on the Tour de France. Oscar Pereiro for some reason went off-road, but was not hurt. Race leader Lance Armstrong hails from Texas but it seems impossible to escape lunatics from the Lone Star state, even high up in the French Alps. Kazakhstan's Alexander Vinokourov won the stage. But the man with the crazy fans remains in the leader's yellow jersey.

And late orn tonight in the Footy

Show, Fatty Vautin comes back,

makes an appearance, and we'll be

back later on with all the golf.

Thank you, good to have him back. After the break, Jaynie Seal with all the weather details. Small pieces of information from members of the public can help keep Australia safe from terrorism. Police and security agencies are working hard, but you could help them complete the picture. If you see anything suspicious,

call the 24-hour National Security Hotline and help protect Australia from terrorism. Call 1800 123 400. Trained operators take every call seriously, and you can remain anonymous.

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We have seen sheets of cumulostratus cloud drifting in from inland NSW with hardly a drop of rain in sight. These clouds will stick around overnight and tomorrow morning, with increasing sunshine in the middle of the day. After our cool morning we reached 19 for city, which is 2 above the average.

There are a few isolated storms right now in the far west of NSW, mainly from a broad trough which is also set to bring showers to southern inland NSW. A low over SA has delivered some rain. Dry for the rest of the country. Tomorrow the front and low will travel eastwards and we expect scattered showers along the NSW ranges, western slopes and far South Coast. A chilly Friday for most of us with freshening west-south-west winds. Waking up to showers in Canberra with a top of 10. Morning fog in Melbourne and Hobart. Showers should clear in Adelaide by Friday night. Perth will have showers increasing. Blue skies for Darwin. The wet weather clearing in Brizzie. Sydney, the bulk of your day will be dry. Cloud and showers will roll in by the afternoon west-south-west winds will pick up. That's National Nine News for this Thursday. Now here's Ellen Fanning with A Current Affair.