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(generated from captions) and being the best at what you do moves up, getting your skills up, also on offer. Contemporary and classical dance to teach, including one who worked Only top tutors have been selected we've had to say and from our They hopefully learn from what coming year at The headlines are on our website News team. I'm Peter Leonard, from the WIN Good night This program is captioned live. on drug charges. Schapelle Corby's brother arrested

of the December riots. Controversy over a new video threats from her estranged father. And Jelena Dokic dismisses new Good evening. in the Schapelle Corby saga - There are extraordinary developments in Brisbane tonight, her half-brother is behind bars accused of smuggling marijuana. arrested on drug and robbery charges 18-year-old James Kisina has been in Brisbane, after a violent home invasion to have any impact on Corby's appeal. but lawyers in Bali say it's unlikely He isn't facing the death penalty, is all too familiar with - but these are scenes the Corby family on drug charges. one of their own in handcuffs to get someone to come and get him Yeah, mate, would you like and get rid of our weapons. because we'll have to go when she was arrested in Bali, James Kisina was with his sister carrying 4kg of marijuana. and just zipped it open And she lifted it up onto the desk and then, just shocked. an international smuggling ring. Now it's claimed he's involved in at his mother's house, Arrested overnight it's alleged the 18-year-old invasion in Brisbane was the leader of a violent home

were threatened with a machete, where a drug dealer and his partner then robbed of drugs. beaten with iron bars, the family home, When police later searched they say they found bags of cannabis to hide the smell. hidden in coffee jars Rosleigh, though, wasn't home. She's in Bali visiting her daughters. would comment today, While neither she nor Mercedes Close friend Guy Pilgram says

this will have on Schapelle. he's worried about the impact this won't affect her case. Schapelle's lawyer insists an adverse effect on them, I think it will have and their confidence emotionally for a start, it's not from the day of her flight but legally speaking so it's irrelevant. and it's not her, today Rosleigh's boyfriend was at court his lawyer saying: where Kisina was refused bail,

cannabis, Denying he was involved in exporting for drugs or money Kisina claims he didn't go looking the night of the robbery. had information Rather, he believed the couple

which could help clear Schapelle. an 18-year-old would make He made a decision perhaps without thinking. Allison Langdon, National Nine News. will soon learn Meanwhile, members of the Bali 9 to live or die if prosecutors want them of heroin smuggling. if they're found guilty a critical new phase. Their trials are entering handcuffed to Andrew Chan - Scott Rush, accused drug trafficker, the alleged kingpin. and some food, But, as they shared a holding cell

in jail for the first time Rush spoke of life that he may never leave Bali. and the possibility this has had on my family. I'm sorry for the effect regularly, sometimes with gifts. His mother, Christine, visits

says, are what keep him sane. Reading and religion, the 20-year-old since I've been here, I believe I've been very religious

since I've been here, I believe I've been very religious and reading the Bible. going to church in court, Photographs have been tendered as a carefree tourist portraying the young Queenslander

Michael Czugaj. in company with co-accused Evidence, says his lawyer, what he'd be asked to do days later - that Rush had no idea and return to Australia. strap heroin to his body I'd never have come to Bali. If I had my time over again, maintaining his innocence. In court, Andrew Chan continues a very different story, But Martin Stephens tells in a motel room recreating for judges the scene

where he says strapping the heroin to his body. Chan sprinkled him with pepper before and Renae Lawrence will be in court Tomorrow, Michael Czugaj the prosecution want to hear what penalties if they are found guilty. will have had similar hearings The remainder of the Bali 9 completed by the end of next week. National Nine News. In Bali, Nick Coe, laying into a victim Disturbing video of a gang of men has finally been made public. in the wake of the Cronulla riots It comes as police face criticism revenge attackers, of being soft on Middle Eastern have still not led them but they admit the pictures to any of those responsible. for five weeks, The tape has been in police hands cowardly attack been released - but only now have the images of the in a revenge assault Middle Eastern gangs of a security camera. right under the gaze set upon a helpless victim, It's mob rule, as dozens of men as more join in. to reach the man Our cameras were the first Our cameras ere the first

as he lay injured by the roadside, into the night. the gang escaping quickly This is the evidence failing to arrest that the Government is simply those Middle Eastern thugs. investigating, Police say they had been but the images are inconclusive. CCTV footage has not assisted us The quality that we have on that from that footage. in trying to identify people Detectives are now hoping of the thugs and come forward. someone will recognise some on another front, But they have had some success with two arrests this morning at Carlton in relation to the bashing of a man the night after the Cronulla riots. I'm certainly not going soft don't expect me to go soft. and the community wouldn't... nor are the investigators. I'm not going soft,

I ask them to be patient. of bashing a Cronulla surf lifesaver, Also today, a teenager accused has been granted bail. the catalyst for the racial outrage, 18-year-old Ali Osman allegedly assaulted Patrick Hunt in December last year. He's pleaded not guilty at Sutherland Court. Nigel Blunden, National Nine News. The manhunt continues tonight for Long Bay Jail escapee Robert Cole,

who went on a crash diet so he could squeeze out a small window in his cell. It's also raised serious questions about why the prison watchtowers are not manned after dark, and investigators will look at whether that helped Cole escape. The lights were on in the Long Bay watchtowers last night but, once again, there were no guards home - prison authorities choosing to restore their faith in the same electronic surveillance

which failed to detect the audacious escape of Robert Cole on Tuesday night. In the years when the towers were manned 24 hours a day, the escape level was much higher than it is today. In fact, it was five times higher. But the Prison Officers Union is demanding the towers be staffed around the clock. Replacing a rifle with a camera - you go from a shot from a rifle to a shot from a photograph. The union always think you can cure every problem

by throwing extra staff at it. The guards feel safer when they know there's an armed guard there, and I think the community would have an expectation to feel safe as well. Retired senior detective Bob Inkster says the watchtower issue will be examined by his independent investigation into Cole's escape. I can assure the public that I'll be looking at the matter thoroughly and objectively. Although the Minister and Commissioner were at pains to say they didn't want to pre-empt the outcome of the inquiry, the Opposition says they've already second-guessed the investigation by deciding that the watchtowers at Long Bay should remain unattended at night The Premier should direct that by sunset today guards should man watchtowers at Long Bay Jail 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adam Walters, National Nine News.

The builder of the Lane Cove Tunnel has promised it will be safe with a report out today blaming last November's partial collapse on a unique series of geographical factors. A hole opened underneath an apartment block, and builders admit it was lucky that no-one was hurt. Yes, we are lucky and it's a testament to the way the guys executed the evacuation, not only of the surface, but also of the work site. The tunnel is due to open in May next year.

A large group of refugees from Indonesian-controlled West Papua is undergoing medical checks tonight after being found in Far North Queensland. It's expected they'll now seek asylum,

fearing they'll be jailed or killed if they're sent back.

They cheated death in the daring 5-day crossing

of the Torres Strait. Now, after reaching Australia's far north, the 43 West Papuan independence supporters

are being held in Weipa, their faces hidden as they wait for health checks. When we've completed that process, we'll have the normal interviews with them when they can make such claims as they choose to make. They're set to claim asylum and then, say refugee advocates, they'll face a new life or death battle. If they go back home, it's very likely that within two or three weeks they will die. It's as simple as that. In a report last year, Australian academics accused the Indonesian military of atrocities in West Papua, even labelling it as genocide. We have a responsibility to accept these people as legitimate refugees, who are fleeing for their lives. We've always handled refugee claims individually on their merit. The difficulty for the Federal Government

is that accepting the asylum claims would acknowledge at least some repression in Indonesian's rule of West Papua. That could harm the Howard Government's improving but fragile relationship with Jakarta. Also embarrassing for Indonesia's Government - a new UN report blames Jakarta's military for as many as 183,000 East Timorese deaths during its 24-year occupation.

This is an unfortunately ugly, appalling period in East Timor's history. The report also criticises Australia for recognising Indonesia's Timor occupation until the late 1990s. Tim Lester, National Nine News. She may be winning new fans and bravely putting her career back in order, but for Jelena Dokic,

there's no escaping her erratic father, Damir.

He's been quoted in a Serbian newspaper threatening to kidnap his daughter and a drop a bomb on Australia - claims he has since denied. This morning, Jelena Dokic was trying to keep a low profile at a Melbourne hotel, while her outspoken father was making headlines again. He was reported in a Serbian newspaper, threatening murder, revenge and to drop a nuclear bomb on Sydney. The article claims he wants to kidnap his daughter,

with the help of an accused war criminal, and to kill an Australian

in retaliation for Jelena's decision? to flee Serbia. But speaking through an interpreter on radio,

Damir Dokic insisted he'd been misquoted. (Speaks in Serbian) TRANSLATION: He's saying that that is a bunch of lies - it's been turned around the same way that the newspaper journalist in Australia have done the same. This afternoon, 22-year-old Jelena released a statement, saying she hasn't spoken to her father in several years and they did not agree on anything, adding: Damir Dokic's erratic behaviour often overshadowed his daughter's tennis, with the governing body for the women's tour - the WTA -

admitting it was worried about the welfare of Jelena. On Mo day, she was back at the Australian Open for the first time in five years.

She lost her first round match but had clearly won over the fans. APPLAUSE Mia Greves, National Nine News. Seven survivors of the Egypt bus tragedy arrived home today relieved to be on Australian soil. Most were taken straight to hospital,

to some home comforts. but are looking forward to some hom comforts. A couple of days watching the cricket and the tennis and relaxing, a good book, some red wine, maybe. Six Australians were killed in the crash. The other survivors remain in Cairo and London. In the news ahead - torrential rain causes flash floods on the north coast. And a medical marvel - the heart attack that restored a woman's eyesight.

If you think Sydney has had plenty of rain lately, then how about Lismore, on the State's far north coast? In the past 24 hours, it's recorded more than 3cm - that's 12 inches on the old scale - so it's not surprising that parts of the town

have been hit by flash-flooding. And it's expected to become more widespread with even heavier rain predicted tonight. They did not get their intended target, but the Americans now claim last week's bombing raid on Pakistan did kill four senior members of al-Qa'ida, including the group's chief bomb-maker.

The man they really wanted was al-Qa'ida's number-two Ayman al-Zawahiri, but tonight he's still on the run. The four al-Qa'ida leaders were at what could best be described as a terrorist summit conference

when they were tracked down by American spyplanes and killed by American missiles.

The winter is traditionally a period of time when al-Qai'da regroups and prepares for attacks in the spring. Pakistani intelligence is saying that this was a very high level, very important meeting. Those same intelligence sources now say that 52-year-old Midhat Mursi, al-Qa'ida's chemical and explosives expert,

a man with a $5 million bounty on his head, was one of the victims.

Also said to be dead, the group's operations chief in the area, Khalid Habib. It appears now there was an informant in the village, although the target of the attack, al-Qa'ida's second-in-charge, Ayman al-Zawahiri, apparently escaped, but now realises it was a close call. He's looking around and wondering, who handed him up. Not a good feeling.

The deaths, if confirmed, won't mean the collapse of al-Qa'ida, but it does seriously affect the terrorists' command structure, which has been using this remote Pakistani region to plan its operations in Europe, Asia and America. Robert Penfold, National Nine News. A British group which wants better custody rights for fathers has closed down its campaign because of a sensational plot to kidnap the 5-year-old son of Prime Minister Tony Blair. After three years of headline-grabbing protests, Fathers4Justice says it would have been going way too far.

Young Leo Blair on the doorstep of Number 10 the day after his father won last year's election. The Prime Minister normally shields his four children from publicity, and for good reason. Anti-terrorist squad agents were listening

when the kidnap plot was discussed over a pint or two in this central London pub. It was just before Christmas, they'd bugged a number of protesters who campaign for fathers' custody rights, a group of men who've become more militant in their actions since finding fame and publicity with their daring stunts - dressing as superheroes, scaling landmarks like Buckingham Palace, throwing purple powder in Parliament. The police who protect the Blairs had been worried about the group's next move, so they infiltrated them. They'd splintered from the more passive organisation called Fathers4Justice, which today condemned it's more radical brothers. We're talking about kidnap of a 5-year-old child with the trauma to be caused to that child and to the family. I've got three young boys. Now, I think that is reprehensible in the extreme

to even consider such an action. Short of any other intelligence, the concept of kidnapping Leo Blair might have been just wild talk down the pub or in the very early stages of planning. No charges have been laid, but Special Branch police raided the homes of some of the protesters. In London, Michael Usher, National Nine News. And seeing is believing for this English grandmother. 74-year-old Joyce Urch had been blind for the past 27 years,

but all that changed recently when she had a heart attack and mysteriously regained her sight. I looked at me husband, who was there, he came and I looked at him, I said, "Oooh, you got wrinkles in your face!" No-one can quite explain how the attack cured her blindness. But at least for Joyce

she can finally see eye-to-eye with her husband. Ken with sport is next,

and it was the Aussies who caused the big upsets at today's tennis. Samantha Stosur was one of them. The other was Peter Luczak, who also showed a seeded player the door. And Phil Jaques answers a mayday call

for the Australian one-day team.

Two Aussies have caused the biggest upsets on day four of the Australian tennis Open. Samantha Stosur eliminated the 21st seed, Anna Ivanovic, while Peter Luczak almost brought the house down beating 24th seed Olivier Rochus in five sets. Roger Federer creamed his opposition in just 72 minutes -

something Lleyton Hewitt will be hoping to do tonight. Tuesday's 5-set marathon seems to have had little effect on Hewitt as he practiced this afternoon for tonight's grudge match against Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela. At last year's Open, Chela was accused of spitting in Hewitt's direction. The Australian's coach, Roger Rasheed, promising to sort out Chela if he acts up again.

They call themselves "The Herd" - Peter Luczak's fan club - and they lifted the Australian after he lost a close first set against Olivier Rochus. COMMENTATOR: Oh, Peter Luczak! In the third, the Belgian was hardly seen, but came to life to force the match into a fifth set.

That's one of the rallies of the match. Luczak, who has only played one 5-setter before, remained calm. 22 aces helped as he raced to a 5-0 lead.

CHEERING Rochus was out on his feet, while Lukas was feeling nothing, and freely giving away all his freebies following the match. Acknowledging his support. Samantha Stosur completely dominated Serbia's Anna Chakvetadze

in the first set, taking it 6-3. APPLAUSE But the 21st seed came back in the second to lead 5-1. Somehow, Stosur dug herself out of a hole to win 7-5

and advance to the third round. CHEERING An out-of-sorts Kim Clijsters had treatment on her hip and lower back during a scrappy second-round win. The number two seed making 44 unforced errors. In-form NSW batsmen Phil Jaques has received a late call-up to play for Australia against South Africa tomorrow.

He replaces Simon Katich, who's suffered a groin injury, but it's already been quite a journey for Jaques, with bad weather almost preventing him making it to Melbourne. Arriving in Brisbane from a rained out State game in Lismore, with bad weather almost preventing him making it to Melbourne. Arriving in Brisbane from a rained out State game in Lismore, the bus carrying Phil Jaques only just escaped rising flood waters in northern NSW, allowing the opener to begin his mercy dash to Melbourne. We beat the floods by 20 minutes,

apparently they closed the road 20 minutes after we got through For the second time in a month, Jaques has received an Australian call-up due to injury. He won his first baggy green before the boxing day Test because of rib damage to Justin Langer. Tomorrow he'll make his one-day debut after Simon Katich suffered a groin strain at today's training. Yeh, obviously I would have liked to have been on my, on form alone I guess, and spot been there for me

but any opportunity to play for Australia is a good opportunity and, you know, hopefully I can grab it with both arms With Katich injured and Adam Gilchrist rested, and show the selectors what I can do. With Katich injured and Adam Gilchrist rested, Jacques forms a new look opening partnership with Damien Martyn. Despite Gilchrist's poor form, upon his return, he'll remain an opener. He's really important for us at the top of the innings and I'd love to see him play the rest of his one-day career there.

Like the batting, Australia's bowling boasts a new look - at 203cm, or 6' 10", beanpole Brett Dorey will also make his debut. Someone with that height, we haven't had anyone like that for a while in our side and whenever you play against someone like that

from an opposition team they tend to be pretty hard work. Andrew McKinlay, National Nine News. The jockey who lashed out with fist and whip following the Bairnsdale Cup has been suspended for four months. Danny Adam pleaded guilty to an improper conduct charge claiming excessive wasting was partly to blame for his state of mind. Adam had hoped for only a one-month ban

Jockey-wasting is a real issue for

racing, isn't it? All around the

world, really, isn't if? Thank you. After the break, finance and all the weather with Jaynie Seal.

There's breaking news from Bali - with an Indonesian court reinstating

Schapelle Corby's original 20-year sentence for smuggling. It comes on the same day her brother was arrested on drug charges

in Queensland. In finance, the country's largest oil and gas producer, Woodside Petroleum, has announced plans to ship gas from the North West Shelf to California. The move, designed to take advantage of high energy prices, drove Woodside shares up. Patrick bounced back after the regulator's decision to block Toll's takeover bid. But Toll was hammered for a second day.

And, now here's Jaynie with the weather. Thanks, Mike, and good evening. There's still a few more showers left in those grey clouds out there.

Right now it's 21 in the city, and we made it to 24. 95mm of rain fell over Warragamba Dam in the last week - great news, but the catchment is still low at 43% capacity. Severe tropical cyclone Daryl - Category 2 - off the north-west coast of WA

is moving slowly south-west and expected to intensify.

Severe weather warnings for flash flooding in northern NSW. It has been the wettest January day in over 50 years up there for Mullimbimbi with 265mm and Byron Bay with 236mm. More heavy falls in the north tonight. Showers and drizzle will be scattered along the coast and ranges, clearing throughout tomorrow, but isolated storms are set to hit the far northern inland and far south-western corner of the State Friday afternoon. More heavy rain and strong winds tomorrow from tropical cyclone Daryl. Some hot weather coming up.

Canberra - morning drizzle. Melbourne - late storms. Hobart - morning rain.

Adelaide - thundery showers. Perth - a fresh sea breeze. Darwin and Brisbane - a wet one.

Sydney - light showers tomorrow, starting to clear for most suburbs but staying humid with freshening sea breezes in the afternoon. Our run of wet days has boosted our rainfall total in the city to 108mm, which is just over the January average. Summer's back for the weekend. Still a little humid, but rain-free, Mike. That's it from our team here at National Nine News this Thursday. From all of us here, goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre A brutal revenge attack by Middle Eastern gangs. A brutal revenge attack by Middle Eastern gangs. So why aren't any of these thugs behind bars? Also tonight - party drugs killing hundreds of young Australians. What parents need to know to reduce the risk for your kids.

Plus - conman Cameron Donald - look what he's trying to get away with now. And 'Desperate Housewife' Felicity Huffman on her real-life desperation. This program is captioned live.

Hi, I'm Ellen Fanning. Welcome to A Current Affair. First, that vicious revenge attack on a young man at Cronulla in the wake of last month's race riot, and the strange way police have handled it. Here was an innocent victim set upon by Middle Eastern gangs. It's all captured by security cameras, and video of the thugs was handed to police five weeks ago, But they only released it publicly a couple of hours ago -

after the owner of the tape complained to this program about the lack of police action. It was disgusting. Just an innocent person walking down the street.

I was horrified at the level of violence and the criminal behaviour that is depicted in that tape.

There are not enough words to describe these pictures.

Watch as the mob swarm like sharks in a feeding frenzy. If he wasn't in that corner doorway and got surrounded, who knows what would have happened to him? It was lucky that he had three walls around him. This afternoon, police made this tape public a month after it was handed to them

and only after its owner provided the tape to A Current Affair. Local MP Malcolm Kerr says police should have moved quicker. Well, I think the question has to be asked why wasn't that tape made available, and you would have thought if it was made available, people could have come forward and assisted police with their inquiries by way of identification. The disturbing security camera vision was taken the day after the Cronulla riots,

just down the road from the police station. That night, a number of Sydney suburbs were targeted by groups of Middle Eastern men. Cronulla was like a ghost town that night - there was no-one out and about. Just so happens this poor bugger mustn't have heard.