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Tonight - the Murdoch's bow

to parliamentary pressure and

agree to face MPs. They will

see the three monkeys, see no evil, speak evil, speak no evil, hear no

evil. Could these boots solve a 9-year-old murder mystery. The

breaking the AFL's Collingwood star banned for

anti-gambling code. Top guns

fire over the Top End in joint

US-Australian war games.

Good evening and welcome to ABC News, ABC News, I'm Virginia

Haussegger. Rupert and James

Murdoch have agreed to agree before a British Parliament try

inquiry into the 'News of the

The World' phone hacking scandal.

originally declined to appear

but changed their minds after

receiving a formal summons. They will join News International's CEO, Rebekah

Brooks at Westminster next

week. Would they or wouldn't

they? At first the Murdoch's

either declined the invitation

or said the date wasn't

convenient. Father and son

weren't for turning. Do the

decent thing. You can't hide

away from this level of public

anguish and anger and, indeed,

interest. Then came the demand

via a rare port try warrant a year before the committee will

face the full wrath of the parliament. Already Rebekah

Brooks said she would turn up.

Now the bosses decided they could rearrange their schedules

and join them. They want to

hear the truth and goat the

facts. This is not about a

lynch mob or an opportunity to

hearing from throw abuse, this is about

of the World' and who knew has been happening in the 'News

about that. But already - Rebekah Brooks has warned given

there may ongoing police investigations

cannot answer but while she

will be guaranteed an attentive

audience not everyone is

expecting ground breaking revelations. They will be

pleased they will attend but they will be sceptical about

anything they will say. They

will see the three monkeys,

hear no evil, see no evil, speak

speak no evil. At the same time

the police investigation has

time the former 'News of the World' executive editor Neil

Wallis who lists among his current clients the Metropolitan Police. Metropolitan Police. There is

every expectation there will be

more arrests to come. Next Tuesday will see the most

anticipated committee meeting

ever, the power of the

parliament up against the power

of the Murdochs. So far this

trip for Rupert Murdoch has

been an utter disaster. He will

be hoping to salvage something

week. The Murdoch media empire even if it is just pride next

is also in trouble on the other

side of the Atlantic. The FBI

has opened an investigation

into reports News Corporation

tried to hack the phones

criminal probe follows calls September 11 victims. The

from members of Congress to

open an inquiry. I represent a

district that loss 150 people

on September 1 #19 and the

thought that anyone would have

hacked into the phones of either those who were killed,

those who were missing, the

family members during that

tragic time, but anytime,

time, to me is con especially during that tragic

temptable. Rupert Murdoch used

an interview with the 'Wall

Street Journal' to defend his company's handling of the

crisis. He says News Corp has

dealt with the matter extremely

well in every way possible,

making only minor mistakes. He

has also promised to establish an independent committee to investigate every charge of

improper conduct. At the end of

a week selling its carbon tax Government frustration over

media coverage has bubbled

over. Wayne Swan has accused some outlets of running political agendas against the

Government and says they should

no longer pretend their

coverage is balanced.Uphill and

into the wind. I'll get up

there with you. The carbon tax

storm swirls around the

Government but after a week the

Treasurer feels the hand of history on his shoulder. I

think this week we've written a

new chapter in Australia's

reform history. They might have

time but other chroniclers of the

much of that is to Wayne Swan's

liking. There are some outlets

that have a political agenda,

they've made that very clear

the and they say it openly. Such is

is even naming names. I think

the 'Daily Telegraph' in Sydney

is constantly opposing a price

on carbon, doesn't care how it

does it. Meltdown in the

Murdoch media's UK operations

fused with long running

frustration in Labor's ranks

has the Government saying

things loudly. Don't write crap. It muttered quietly. Those media

outlets should not pretend clearly their coverage is balanced, it

clearly is not. It isn't

alone. Well, c'mon. Bob Brown is pressing on with his is

campaign for an inquiry.

Licencing newspapers, foreign

ownership, privacy practices,

everything under the sun. The

need is there. I know the

opposition is a bit antsy about

this. When politicians complain

about the media it strikes me complaining about the

lukewarm on the idea and News umpire. The Government is

Limited sees no case for it

either. I think that would be

totally unnecessary. While it

frets over its treatment in the

media the Government still

stands ready to tip up to $12

million into the industry. The ABC understands the carbon tax

advertising campaign is already to hit screens in prime time,

as early as Sunday night. More reports of Government

brutality are emerging from

Syria. A group of Syrian

soldiers told the BBC they were

ordered to fire on

anti-Government protesters

after Friday prayers. This soldier said members of his

group refused and are now trying to flee the country.

TRANSLATION: We were given

live ammunition and told to

fire at the legs of unarmed protesters. Foreign journalists

have been banned from Syria but

the BBC has also managed to

obtain new vision which appears to show Government thugs beat

protesters at a recent rally in Damascus. Reports suggest more

than 1,400 civilians and 350 security personnel have been

killed since the start of anti-Government protests in

March. An unusual pair of boots

may hold the key to a 9-year-old Canberra murder . 23-year-old Kathryn Grosvenor's body was found in Lake Burley

Griffin in 2002. She had been

stabbed more than 60 times.

Three people were named as

suspects but no one has ever been charged. Police have now

been tipped off that boots

identical to those she was last seen

seen wearing have been sold in

a Wagga, Wagga op shop. We cannot possibly say that they are

are the shoes until such a time

as we can actually get hold of

them. The boots that we're

looking for had a very

distinctive notch taken out of

the top of the toe of the

boot. Police say it could be a

significant lead and they are

urging the woman who bought the

boots to come forward. They are

also trying to find the person

who dropped them in the charity bin.

murdered her former friend in

North Canberra three years ago

appeared in the Supreme Court for sentencing. In May Rebecca

Anne Massey was found guilty of

the fatal stabbing

Booshand boosh outside the Charnwood chicken shop. Today

Elizabeth Booshand's two older

daughtering and her husband read victim impact statements

to the court and they say witnessing the murder has

deeply affected the victim's youngest daughter Shea Shea. We

take her to Dreamworld but then

she reflects on the fact she is

happy and her mum is not. There

she is sad and she is sad she

can't turn to her mum. When she is happy

is happy she can't share that

with her mum. No matter what we do she is miserable. The court

was told that Massey has lived a life of criminality and drug

dependence. She first became

addicted to heroin and Ben Ali

when she - bends Benz -

Benzodiazepine when she was 17.

Jews stays Malcolm Gray

adjourned the hearing until

next week. There is new hope

tonight for people with and only drug that's been

proven to extend the lives of patients with late stage

melanoma has now been approved for use in for use in Australia. Experts have described the treatment as

a major breakthrough even

though it doesn't work for

everyone. Jay Allen is in he

mission from advanced melanoma.

With a new life on the way

extending his own if the cancer

returns, is top of his mind. It

is exciting times and to think

that you've got more options

available that could

It is not a cure yet but it is

close. The drug is an anti bot

that uses the body's immune

system to detect attack and destroy cancer cells. Now Australian regulators have

approved it. For patients with

advanced melanoma, up until now

there have been no treatments

that have been shown to prolong life. This professor was involved in the drug company

funded trials. It is a major breakthrough, there is no question about that. The international trial of almost

third it extended their lives

but up to two years but it

doesn't work for everyone.

There can be serious side

effects and two people died in earlier earlier trials. There have now

been thousands of patients treated with this drug and no further

further deaths. It really is

just a matter of doctors being

aware of the possible side

effects and really treating

them at an early stage. The

drug company has applied to

have the treatment listed on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme. At this stage

researchers don't know who will

drug. The next step is to try

to lift the response rate by

trialling this treatment with

other medications. It's the first of many beginnings.

A malaria vaccine that is

effective against all known

strains of the disease has been

launched in Queensland. If world first vaccine has been developed by Griffith University researchers who say

human trials will start

shortly. It has taken $3 million and one man, a professional

professional lifetime. But a

vaccine for all strains of

malaria is finally in sight. It

is sort of surreal. It is - the last six months I think have

been some of the most exciting times of my research life. There are almost 250

million cases of malaria in 109

countries around the world. 1

million people die from the

disease every year. The

majority are children. The

vaccine was developed using a

process in

of whole malaria parasites were

put to sleep with a chemical

treatment. Pre-clinical trials

have proven so successful that human trials are now less than

a year away. To be at that

pointy end of translational

research where you are heading

into human clinical trials with

something that could save 1

million children per year is

fantastic. The breakthrough was

launched at the official opening of Griffith

Universities new research facility into vaccines developing world. Professor Michael Good has led the way in

malaria research and in the

development of another vital vaccine, one vaccine, one for rheumatic heart disease. Indigenous

Australians suffer the highest

rates of the disease in the world. If successful it can

save the lives of both of them

up to 1 million people a

year. Scientists hope the ban

if its will ex tend to vaccines

for other life threatening

illnesses including some types

of cancer and heart disease. Family and friends have

gathered to farewell Sergeant

Todd Langley. The Australian

Commando killed in Afghanistan

last week. Colleagues paid tribute

tribute to a distinguished soldier who was always prepared

to lead by example and put his mates

mates before himself. A gun carriage brought Sergeant

Langley's coffin to the chapel

in Woronora in Sydney's south.

Flanked by members of his

regiment, the 2nd Commando, the

funeral procession passed

family, friends and colleague. He

soldier, a member of the special operations taskforce

and was on his fifth deployment

to Afghanistan when he was killed. The 35-year-old had twice been commended twice been commended for

distinguished service and had received citation for gallantry. The country's

political and defence leader

were among the mourners. He

never strapped back from a

challenge, you always sought to

protect your mates, you always

supported your family, you gave

up your tomorrow's so we may

have our today. He was taking part in a joint operation with Afghan forces against

insurgents in Helmand province.

After a two hour gunfire he was

hit by enemy fire and died on

the battlefield. If a unit is

defined by the people in it and

their actions future commandos

will draw inspiration from

Sergeant Todd Langley. As will

his wife and four young children. He is the 28th

Australian soldier to be killed

in Afghanistan since 2001.

The Government is sounding

the alarm after a second

rating's agency warned America

it might lose its triple A

credit rating. Standard & Poor's has joined Moody's

threatening to downgrade America's rating even if Congress agrees

Congress agrees to raise the country's debt limit. US Treasury Secretary Geithner guy

says Congress may act well

before the deadline for default

on 2 August. We have no way to

give Congress more time to

solve this problem and we are

running out day of talks between

Republicans and Democrats

failed to agree any significant agreement. The deadlock

de-Guantanamo rated into a

slanging match with the President, Barack walking out. Talks could resume

this weekend at Camp David. To

finance now and the local share

market suffered its fourth fall

in five days today. BHP shares were sold off after the company

announced a $12 billion

takeover in the United States.

The market finished a bit less than 0.5% now down 37.7% for the week. It

has been a different reason

just about everyday. Today's

reason is BHP Billiton which

said it is spending $12 billion

on a company in the US called

Petrohawk that owns gas reserves in Texas and

Louisiana. Investors reaction

is, "You should have given us

the money instead". News Corp

continued to slide as did David

Jones and Macquarie Group

jumped 4%. Here is a list of

some of some of the dogs of 2007 so far:

Steel makes, retailing and

media are all woofers. on what's happening to the

education business. The flow of international students has

completely collapsed. In fact

the numbers are now shrinking. I will be back on Sunday with

Inside Business and a close

look at all the big stories of

the week - carbon tax, News

Corp and retailing. In some breaking news now, News International executive Rebekah

Brooks lace resigned from her

job. Ms Brooks was the editor

of 'News of the World' when some of the of phone hacking are alleged to

have taken place. She has

denied any knowledge of

improper practices during her editorship. The ACT Government's 15-year fight to evict convicted killer David

Eastman from his home is

finally over. Eastman was

gaoled for life for the 1989

murder of AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

He has been trying to hold on

to his public housing flat

which has stood vacant since

the trial. After an extensive legal battle the court of

appeal rejected his final bid

and a new tenant is now being sought for the Reid property.

Officials a cordoning off

parts of Sydney

following a Hendra virus scare

at the Randwick Racecourse. A

horse came down with symptoms

similar to the deadly virus

yesterday. Even though it has

been given the all clear

authorities are taking no

chances. These Moreton Bay fig

trees on the grounds of the Randwick Racecourse, home to

dozens of #234r50iing foxes,

are now off are now off limits.The horses

can become infected if they

come into contact with the

bats' droppings or half chewed

food. Yesterday officials

feared that a horse here had

been infected. They were on

alert after the deaths of eight animals in northern New South Wales and Queensland in recent

weeks. The horse was unsteady

on its feet, it had a high

temperature, it had respiratory

problems, all the symptoms that

you get with colic but you get

it with the Hendra virus. A

test came back negative to the

virus but today areas near flying foxes were sealed off and feed their thoroughbreds

undercover. The chief steward

sent a warning letter to all

trainers. There is a lot of fig

trees and bat populations but we just want to do what we can

to minimise the risks. Other Sydney racetracks are taking

similar precautions but

officials here at Randwick

don't believe the Hendra virus

poses a serious risk to race

meetings. In 2007 an outbreak

of equine influenza brought the

industry to a the transmission. Equine

influenza was highly

contagious. This needs more

direct contact. Even so the

jitters remain because the Hendra virus has proved so

lethal. Raining AFL premier

Collingwood has been rocked by

a betting scandal involving two

of its star players. Defender

Heath Shaw has been banned for

14 matches with six of those

suspended. Shaw used inside

information to bet that Magpie's campaign Nick would kick the first goal in the game against Adelaide in

May. Maxwell was fined $10,000

with $5,000 suspended for passing on to family members. We accept

the full responsibility of it

and we don't lay it off to

anybody else. We applaud the

AFL and if there is another

silver lining to this it is the

fact that it is a big club and

it is with big personalities

and everybody should now know, going forward, that this can't

happen. The integrity of the

game is

suspension means he will be available for selection in the

second week of the finals. An

unlikely duo share the lead

after the first round of the

British open. Dane, Thomas

Bjorn and 20-year-old English

amateur Tom Lewis outshone the

world's best to lead by a

stroke. Several Australians are

within striking distance. An

impressive opening round might

not not erase the memories of

Thomas Bjorn's disastrous last

visit to Royal St George's. It

can't hurt though. I am not looking golf course or getting back at

anything. I am looking to try

to play the best I can play.

Where it will take me it will

take me. Bjorn blew a three-stroke lead in the round in years past but this

year he did not qualify but was

a late inclusion after several

players pulled out. He produced

a vintage performance. No one

expected an amateur to conquer the conditions. 20-year-old Tom

Lewis played with poise beyond

his years to grab a share of

the lead seven hours after Bjorn

Bjorn had finished. Tom Lewis

tied with Thomas Bjorn, leader of the Open Championship. To

shoot 65 on the first day sex

sell leant but there is a long

way to go. Adam Scott of three Australians to finish

under par after a solid 69.

He's gonna love this. American

Dustin Johnson made it look

easy on the wind swept course,

his stunning tee shot on the

16th hole was without doubt the

stroke of the day. It is in the

hole. Australia's Cadel Evans has moved another 20 seconds

closer to the yellow jersey

after the 12th stage of the Tour de France. Sammy Sanchez

won the first of the tough

stages through the Pyrenees but

the battle for the overall lead

was unfolding behind him. How

much more have these riders

got. They would give everything

to try to break each other

up. Evans finished the stage in

fifth place and trails the race leader Thomas Voeckler. The

Brumbies new coach says wants to return the club to

winning ways following twefn's disastrous campaign and off-field dramas. Former

Springbok's coach Jake White

was still getting used to wardrobe today but the Brumbies

are convinced he will fit right

in. The South African is looking forward to rebuilding

the side after major personnel

changes including the departure of Matt Giteau and Adam

Ashley-Cooper. This is a new

group, new energy, new coaching

staff. It is exciting times. I

don't want to harp too much on

the negatives because there is

a lot more positives to come out. As a rugby program in the country.

That is what we were renounced for in

for in past years and that is

why we had players want to come

and play with us and stay and

play for us. That is where

onfield success onfield success came

from. White hopes the club can

sign some quality players

during the off season but says

success will only come if players and management accept

he's the boss. In Australia's

Top End the battle for the

north is about to begin. There

are two armies, thousands of military personnel and enough weaponry for weaponry for a war but it's all

for a joint military exercise. Talisman Sabre presidents

Australia and US forces against

an invading power. an invading power.This super

sonic all weather fighting

machine is designed for one

thing - air supremacy. The F-15

is usually stationed at a US

Air Force base in Japan but it

is in Darwin getting ready for

war games. The best thing about

it is the air space here is top

notch. It is one of the biggest air spaces I have ever flown in. Once

the all clear the pilots taxi

towards a high speed adrenaline

rush. It is part of Talisman

Sabre, a joint US Australian training exercise held every two two years across northern Australia. We're going against

a notional enemy with a very

robust air force training

alongside with our Australian

partners, our navy partner

esand Marine Corps partners. 30,000 military

personnel are involved, 8 US

ships and submarines

includesing aircraft carriers,

more than 150 aircraft. are also on the ground in

central Queensland to hone

their combat readiness and test

their firepower. It's a great

opportunity for the military

personnel to plan and then conduct contingency

operations. It is a chance to

ensure everything is in working

order before the battle

begins. Down on the tarmac begins. Down on the tarmac you

can hear the high-pitched roar

as these war planes get ready

for take-off. Over the for take-off. Over the next two

weeks we will play host to six

F-15 s like this. Exercise

Talisman Sabre runs till the end of the month. A handwritten

unfinished novel by Jane Austen

sold at auction in London for

nearly $1.5 million, more than

three times the estimate. The

incomplete work entitled incomplete work entitled the Watsons was never published in

Austen's lifetime. It was the

only major man you script by the author

the author still in private

hands. Very rarely would you

have an opportunity to buy

something like this on the open

market. The sale of the draft

attracted worldwide interest

and was boughts by Oxford

University. Now with a look at

today's weather here is Mark

Carmody. Thanks. Good Evening.

after a very cold morning at

the airport - minus 6 - it was

fine and sunny with light

winds. Tuggeranong had a fine

and sunny day but did not have

did only dipping to minus 1.

Belconnen was somewhere in

between with minus 4 in Holt.

The top today was 12. Currently

the winds are moderate

Easterlies bringing cloud cover to town so the temperature is

up a smidge for this time of

the evening. Regionally:

Wipe spread cloud over

Queensland is generating

isolated showers and low level cloud along north coast is also generating

some showers. The high has now

moved into the Tasman and is producing moist, onshore winds

and to our west a and to our west a trough and a front are slowly moving

eastwards and are expected to

generate showers here early in

the new week. So in the state

capitals tomorrow: The winds along the New South Wales

Wales coast will be light but

they are expected to bring

isolated showers. More rain can

be seen crossing

So Virginia, worker's weather

coming up, a fine dry weekend,

then a wet week. You've then a wet week. You've just

invented a new weather event, trough and froth. That is the

news for now. Stay with us for

7:30 ACT with Chris Kimball

that revisits the story of Sudanese refugee Adut Atem.

'Stateline' first told her

story in 2003. Now South Sudan

is an independent country and

Adut is an independent woman

with children of her own. Good

night. Closed Captions by CSI.

Then the war just happened to

break out and it - guns were

just shooting everywhere and

people were being bombed and

then from that time we just run

because we were scared and we

just run away. just run away. There have been minor changes, there is major

changes and obviously I have

finished my studies, I have

kids now. What did you kids now. What did you draw? I draw a circle. Closed Captions

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ACT, I'm Chris Kimball, it's

great to have your company. I would like to say thank you very much for the kind messages

of support after last week's

program which included my story

about living with cancer. certainly means a lot. Coming

up this week - a unique trek

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