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people killed in violent

military police in Egypt. clashes between Christians and

Also today - more

Also today - more travel flights and delays flights and delays others. New

Zealand salvage crews race to

shore up a stricken cargo shore up a stricken cargo ship

with oil now washing up with oil now washing up on local beaches. The prepare for the All Black juggernaut after the

South Australian's bruising win over

You are watching ABC News 24.

I'm Joe O'Brien. Taking

I'm Joe O'Brien. Taking a look at today's weather

The local share market The local share market has

reversed earlier falls and is pushing

pushing higher now. This despite a poor end to trade in

the US on Friday.

There are fires burning in

the Egyptian capital Cairo where violent clashes have

erupted between Christians and the military. At least the

more than 100 injured. The protesters have been killed and

Copts are furious about the

burning of a church in the

south of the country last week.

These dramatic pictures show

These dramatic pictures show an

armoured security van speeding

into the crowd in an attempt to

disperse masses of people.

Several armoured vehicles were

brought in to defend the state television

television building along the

Nile. Protesters threw rocks

and petrol bombs at police and petrol bombs at police and

set cars on fire. It is some of

the worth violence since February uprising. Essam Sharaf

has appealed to Christians and

has appealed to Christians and

muse lips not to give in to

sectarian stride. This man been following the developments sectarian stride. This man has

in Cairo closely. Shocking

pictures there from Cairo in

the last eight hours or

so. Completely. The situation

has tensed up considerably with the has tensed up

the storming of the revolution

or the uprisings I like to or the uprisings I like to call

it. What you are seeing is the

military in power stretching

and flexing its muscles against any property that the

protesters might be

be the case that most people contradicting. Does it seem to

agree ha the Copts are

experiencing a very difficult

time at the moment with these attacks? Of course, there has

also been a historic also been a historic call precedence to this. Earlier

this year leading up to the

January 25 revolution there January 25 revolution there was

a lot of fervour and amongst Christians and Muslims a lot of fervour and sadness

use alike about the heavy handed

in being involved in such

attacks on a regular basis and

fuelling the sectarian fire

because it is part of the tactic

tactic of the regime to stay power. So you believe the tactic of the regime to stay in

regime is behind the sectarian... Not as such. There

is always indirect clandestine ways in which is always indirect and

clandestine ways in which the

regime has been supporting feeling this sectarian card. Do regime has been supporting and

you mean the Mubarak regime or

the existing regime as well? Well,

yes, the face and the mask must

have fallen but now we are

seeing the disfigured face seeing the Supreme Council of Armed seeing the disfigured face of

the Supreme Council of Armed

is not just against Christians, Forces. Now what we are seeing

this is the same tactics that

were use against Islamists by

always the same strategy of the Mubarak regime. It is

inciting deadening it and then telling always

the larger population that you the larger population that you

in command to ensure stability. need the military power to

What we are seeing is they are

the ones that actually begin or

incite the instability. You believe this is evidence that believe

the remnants of the the remnants of the Mubarak

regime or the same sentiments

play in the military as the Mubarak regime are in

transitional council now transitional council now in

control in Egypt? Completely.

Essam Essam Sharaf has has

released a statement in the last few

last few weeks and only now he

comes out and what we are

in power for the past 30 or 40

years and was the right-hand

man of Mubarak. The whole

relationship of the army and

the people being won is

actually being obliterated at

the moment. There has been a

blogger in jail since May just for criticising the for criticising the military

regime. That's what we are

regime. That's what we are

seeing. All of - it was a secure

secure armed vehicle and there

were thugs unleashed. They were thugs unleashed. They are all

all part of the social contract all part of the social

between the military and the

larger disaffected protests last night, the way in

which the military responded

won't only enrage the Copts, it

will enrage the wider Egyptian

population that the people who take part in the

revolution? Completely. Unfortunately it takes the Unfortunately it takes the

price of martyrs and being obliterated and limbs price of martyrs and bodies

being on the streets for it being on the streets for it to trigger something again. this has been happening just trigger something again. But

because it hasn't received

coverage does not mean it has towns for example. Not just in not been happening

a sectarian context. Your

expectation is there will be a

population broader response from the

population in the next

of days about these particular

- the violent suppression of

this protest. I should hope so

because the elections are on

November 28, the first round of

elections is November 28, and

this is again part of this same

him sheet that - hymn sheet that the Mubarak regime the elections and ensure this singing from of trying to delay

transitional period is

transitional period is still in

place. Thanks very much for

that. We will see what happens in in Egypt over the next

of months. Some 11,000 Qantas

passengers are in for a frustrating day as engineers go

on strike at Australia's three

main airports. The engineers will

will walk off the job in

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

from 3 o'clock this afternoon,

that is eastern daylight time,

Qantas has cancelled 40 flights and

and delayed 27 others. Tony

Nicholls is at Melbourne

port and says the airline won't

bow to this action. The public is

is once again being used as is once again being used as a pawn across multiple industrial relations disputes that has

seen some 50,000 travellers and 350 flights affected. This time 350

it is the aircraft engineers union that is union that is standing down from work this afternoon from

3pm at the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports. This

strike this afternoon will see

a further 11,000 passengers affected. 40 flights and affected. 40 flights cancelled

and a further 27 flights delayed. The demanding a 15% pay increase

over the next three years. They claim that they have delayed.

negotiating in good faith with

Qantas for almost a year now

but those negotiations are getting

had no choice but to stand down today. Qantas

today. Qantas have come out today. Qantas have come out today in most of the today in most of the country's major pages with full-page splashes apologising for

today's inconvenience and

claiming that the engineers

union, along with the TWU and the the community and public

services sector union, claiming and their pay demands are unreasonable, unsustainable and

they are demands that Qantas

won't be meeting. Oil from a quon tainter ship grounded off the

the east coast of New Zealand's north island has north island has started

washing up on a nearby beach.

The operation to pump hundreds

of tonnes of fuel oil still in

the ship's tanks is being put at risk as the weather at risk as the weather worsens increasing the chance of environmental disaster. Earlier

I spoke to TV NZ is standing on Mount Maunganui Beach in new's correction New Zealand. This spells of fuel

and this stretches for around a

kilometre down one of the most

pristine beaches here, pristine beaches here, mount Maunganui beach. It is Maunganui beach. It is a

concern to locals. The locals who found it and

who found it and the people who

have rung in about this and tried

tried to get authorities down

have here are slightly

No one respond and no one is on No the beach - no one that

they are saying oil has not they

reached the shoreline yet but

there is no doubt something is

down there. Does it seem - are locals locals telling you just happened in the last

couple of hours? The reports came

came in at about 8:30

came in at about 8:30 this

morning. We are just after

midday here now. It has been in

the past few hours and the lack of response has been very

frustrating for them. This is the

the worst possible scenario. the worst possible scenario. We

are on the brink of going into

spot here and they are really

fearing the worst. That aside we have seen dead birds this morning

morning washed up on the morning washed up on the beach. They have an oil slick on

They have an oil slick on them. The water has a it, the rainbow effect when

fuel is added to water are seeing fuel is added to water and we are seeing that at the

shoreline as well. The defence

department is investigating the

alleged rape of a female soldier while on duty in

Afghanistan. The assault

allegedly took place at the

Tarin Kowt military base in The woman reported it to superiors superiors last week. It is not

superiors last week. It is not known whether the complaint is against another Australian

soldier. The Prime Minister has personally offered reassurance

to the 14-year-old New South

Wales boy arrested in Bali for

allegedly having marijuana.

Julia Gillard spoke on the

phone to the teenager and phone to the teenager yesterday

and told him and his father the

Government's doing everything

it can to bring the boy home.

His lawyers plan to ask a judge

His lawyers plan to ask a judge

to release him to undergo drug he

still no sign of a still no sign of a speedy resolution to his case. Indonesia correspondent Matt

Brown reports. This week will

be crucial to the be crucial to the boy's future. A psychiatrist's report is expected

expected today and in the next

few days a report from a

Government welfare expert who

examined him last week. It will help determine whether a judge

will eventually relise him into

will eventually relise him into a rehabilitation program which could could be in Australia. We will

be continuing our work here and in Jakarta to do the best we

can to ensure the boy's return to Australia as quickly as possible. If he is to be dealt

with in Indonesia he will find

that in Bali that in Bali there are few, if any, rehabilitation any, rehabilitation programs, designed to deal with any,

It is a little known fact that there there is a detention

there is a detention facility

for minors, right now there are

17 inmates, only two of them 17 inmates, only two of them go to school. At the to school. At the notorious

Kerobokan Prison there are 10

inmates underage. Four of them are there for working as None of them went through a court process before court process before they were incarcerated. While the incarcerated. While the boy's lawyers are popty mistic

lawyers are popty mistic about his case it could

his case it could be weeks or

even moss before he will be

sure about his fate. Libya's

rebels have made rebels have made significant gains in their battle gains in their battle for

Sirte. They have captured the

city's hospital, university and conference city's hospital, university and

conference centre but heavy

fighting is continuing fighting is continuing around

the city centre. The rebels the city centre. The rebels say

they have captured several

soldiers loyal to the Gaddafi regime. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has

has cancelled official visits to Singapore and Malaysia to deal with deal with the country's worsening flood crisis. The

floods have killed more than

250 across Thailand and are now

threatening to swamp the

capital Bangkok within days. As

the floodwaters continue to

rise the mass evacuations grow

more desperate. Hundreds of

hospital patients the latest to

be taken to higher ground as

city is inundated. TRANSLATION: We're trying to evacuate our patients the best we can but we

are having issues with electricity and transport. Many

patients are being patients are being discharged if they are well enough. The patients

patients join more than 2

million others across Thailand

who have been affected by country's who have been affected by the country's worst floods in half

country's worst floods in half a century. Thousands of a century. Thousands of people

continue to leave their homes and close to 200 factories have

been forced to shut down with more

neption few days. Emergency

workers are struggling to reach

flood victims and for manile

the only option is to fend for

themselves. I was in the rain

all night and swam out in the

morning asking for help but no

one could help me so I asked for

for a ride in a

boat. Panic is starting to set

in across the capital Bangkok

with many of the city's 12 million residents stockpiling

food, water and other

essentials. It is feared that the river could rise the capital later this week and

officials are preparing officials are preparing an evacuation plan. As floodwaters from

from the north threaten to

overwhelm it the race is on to lower the river level

lower the river level using lower the river level using pumping stations before the

high tides expected later this

week. Sir Paul McCartney has

married for the third time in a civil ceremony in London. He wed American heiress Nancy

Shevell at Marylebone Town Hall

in front of just 30 in front of just 30 guests.

Between them they tied and

untied three marriage knots but

for Sir Paul and his American

bride, Nancy Shevell, the plan

is this is the last is this is the last time. It

was a very simple affair, a

handful of guests including

fellow Beatle Ringo Starr, fellow Beatle Ringo Starr, some

family for a civil ceremony.

The Marylebone Registry Office

is the same place Paul

McCartney first said I do back in 1969 with Linda in 1969 with Linda Eastman. Sadly she died

Sadly she died of cancer in with Heather Mills may have

been a more lavish affair in an Irish castle but Irish castle but ended emotionally and financially

training with acrimonious divorce in 2008. This time

after just 45 minutes inside

for a ceremony away from the cameras finally hundreds of

fans and media got what they'd

been waiting for, first view of the

the newlyweds. Petals the newlyweds. Petals and

praise from still adoring

fans. Paul was getting fans. Paul was getting married and it was great to be here. We

just wanted to see it happen. I told him

congratulation. He said, "Thank you". She said, "Thank you". I'm happy. I can go home finally. Then it was a short ride back ride back to St John's wood

close to the apples studio where much of the

where much of the beatings

music was recorded. A low key

arrival, a wave to the proud

and a fuss-free day and

hopefully the last time either

of them ever need the

Today's stop stories - 23

people have dead and more than

150 injured in Cairo after deadly clashes

deadly clashes between Coptic Christian demonstrators and

Egyptian military police. Dra mathic pictures show

mathic pictures

vehicles brought in to disperse the crowd speeding towards protesters. Qantas passengers are facing more delays are facing more delays and

frustrations as engineers frustrations as engineers walk

off the job in Sydney, Melbourne Melbourne and Brisbane this afternoon.

afternoon. Qantas has cancelled 40 flights and delayed 27 others.

spill off the east coast of New

Zealand has begun washing up on

local beaches. Strong currents

and heavy winds are affecting the the area in the Bay of Plenty that authorities say will that authorities say will pred

the oil further along the

coastline.To coastline.To the local weather now: The head of the Anglican

Church has arrived in Zimbabwe who have suffered years who have suffered years of

harassment from authorities

there. The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe has been Zimbabwe has been bitterly

divided since 2007 when the former

former bishop of Harare, a supporter of the country's president Mugabe Mugabe Mugabe has excommunicated. Rowan Williams

Williams gives his sermon, not

inside a cathedral but a sports

centre. That is because a court

ruling two moss ago banned his followers belonging to the Anglican

Church in Zimbabwe. He could

only give thousands packed in

here words of encourage. As we

together give thanks for the open door God puts before us

open door God puts before us we

may even find the strength to

say to our enemies and

persecutors the door is open

for you accept what God offers.

Turn away from the death dealing

dealing followy of violence. There are reports that priests who refuse to vacate buildings were forcibly

removed from state police and Archbishop offer Canterbury is

yet to show sale

yet to show sale dart with Anglicans

Anglicans yet to be persecuted.

It is highly unlikely It is highly unlikely he will unite the church especially since

since the man at the part of

the dispute refuses to meet

him. That man is a supporter of

Robert Mugabe. He separated

from the church furious from the church furious over

the ordination of gay priests. He

He also refuses to criticise Mugabe's

Mugabe's policies. He is politician Mugabe's policies. He is a politician himself because he represents a politician

organisation. And he represents

the British Government, he is a

civil servant. What do you

expect him to do? To represent

his political interests, not religious asked religious interests. Williams asked to meet Mugabe on Monday but some fear the Zimbabwean

leader will use it to gain political mileage. National

elections will be held next week. Churches in Zimbabwe and

the huge numbers attract are useful when they need campaign. Those booted out of church buildings pray in church buildings pray in open

spaces not sure if and when spaces Anglican Church in Zimbabwe

will will ever be united will ever be united again. We

have an update on the market have an update on the market s

now. The local share market has

reversed early falls seen in

trade. The All Ords is now up

two-thirds of a% and gins in

energy and financial stocks are offsetting falls in the

resources sector.More bad news weighed on some better-than-expected jobs figures

figures in the US. The price figures in the US. The price of

oil has picked up slightly and

gold continues to moderate. The Australian dollar has picked up over the weekend. It is over the weekend. It is now buying nearly 92US cents. The

coal industry has released

research it shows several mines

will close and thousands of jobs will go as a result of the proposed Carbon proposed Carbon Tax. Days before the House of Representatives is due to vote proposed Carbon

on the Carbon Tax bills the

Australian Coal Association has

released research it says shows 42 black coalmines will be

forced to close and 21,000 jobs could go over the next 21

years. The chairman says six

out of 42 open cut coalmines in Queensland are at risk o premature closure if attacks

are introduced. French and

German leaders are meeting to finds

finds a solution to the debt crisis in Europe. They crisis in

planning to recapitalise

Europe's banks. France, Belgium

and Luxembourg have agreed to a

to feel victim to the debt

crisis.To the US now where the occupy 'Wall Street' protests in New York have continued

other the weekend and are heading into a fourth week. The protest appears to be gathering

momentum still attracting thousands of people everyday. Chanting slogans and Chanting slogans and voicing

their anger at the current malaise gripping the United

States. That is right friends,

'Wall Street' under op 'Wall Street' under 'Wall Street' under siege. This

is the morning of the

can see people are taking the word

word occupy quite literally.

There are hundreds of people sleeping overnight sleeping overnight in Zuccotti

Park, which isn't Wall Street,

a couple of blocks away from

Wall Street but as close as you

Wall Street but as close as you

can get to camping out in the

heart of America's financial district. People say heart of district. People say the

protests will go on for a long time. It is the start of a

buyinger and wider movement. As

we have seen the protests have

grown over the past couple of

weeks and continues to do so.

What starts out like this

pretty small in the morning by

the afternoon of every day

there is a much broader bigger quite a cross sections of Americans. This is the beginning of a great movement. I

I think a large elephant I think a large elephant is

waking up slowly and people have had about have had about enough. Why it

is that people have had enough

in America now? Our Congress is in America now? Our Congress is

frozen, nothing happens, frozen, nothing happens, the Government seems not be able to get

get anything done, the

President doesn't seem to be

able to get anything done, the

Congress is ruling that corporations are people. It seems all ridiculous. can get any help. Our older

people are looking at cuts in

social security and Medicare

while the richest people in the world

world have tax breaks. This is not justice. This is not mercy

and compassion. We are subject

to this corporate madness that everything

everything is about somebody's

bonus and not our lives, our education. I think with the

credit crisis and people loosing their jobs, foreclosures and not having education all those things

piling on top of each other.

There is a breaking are like enough is enough. If

this protest movement does continue

continue to gather strength as

it appears to be doing it will present

present quite a number challenges to the nation's

pollitions. President Obama has

already said that he

understands the frustrations of the

the people who are here and clearly the frustrations are

now spilling out onto the

streets. It is a matter of

conjecture how far this will

go.

go. Already we are seeing the

protests break out in protests break out in other American cities as well. We are seeing Occupy Chicago people are determined to take

this protest as far as they

can.

Here is Paul Kennedy with the

major sports stories of the day

including the Wallabies' big win

win over the Boks. It was a roller-coaster roller-coaster watching it. roller-coaster watching it. I thought early on Australia

would find some holes and do

damage with its damage with its traditional

attractive passing game but

then the Boks just locked down

and used all their experience, the most appearanced World Cup team ever and they made it

brutal. Australia was up brutal. Australia was up for it.

One of the commentators, One of the commentators, San

drew slack, I think it was,

came an an Andrew Slack, I think it was, came back after

the final siren blew and said

Australia did not deserve to

win and then quickly corrected

himself and said, no, they did.

It was almost like that. If you were

were on the South African side

of things you would really feel

like you let an opportunity

slip. There a couple of times they looked

spoiling the ball in a tackle

where the Aussies were able to mop

mop up not far from the end.

Just before that the ref calls

a forward pass on what would

have been a South African try.

It was, the other player was

across the line and they it across the line and they called

it back for a forward pass that

looked marginal. I looked marginal. I think South Africa would be so, so,

disappointed with not taking their opportunities. Australia

did and they got the points. In

the rare trips the rare trips towards the South African lines O'Connor showed some great

steel. I had very little faith

in him kicking the penalty goal just

just because of how people have been been kicking penalties all tournament. O'Connor straightened things up straightened

looks to man the carry the kicking duty us for the next couple of years. Quade Cooper

copped a thrashing on Twitter

last year. One was, "Quade

Cooper, can Wallabies would do

better with Dennis Quaid playing for going right for them. He did

make a couple of decent tackles towards

towards the end and played his part. He was pamplet of a

part. He was pamplet of a team that stood firm and did not

allow the opposition to score a

try. I think Robbie Deans will

back him. That is the thing

Aberdeen Deans. He backs the

young players and couple of

words of wisdom to him might

see Quade Cooper play a quood

semifinals against the Al

blacks. Dan Carter is not

there. His replacement got

injured against Argentinea. The

All Blacks are down to their

third string five eighth. If the forwards strong game against the All Blacks Quade Cooper might be the man to do something. That

is why he will be hard to drop.

In the back of the mind the

coach is thinking, "He could lose us the game but could win

us a semifinal." The All us a semifinal." The All Blacks did look as a resulter in rabl at

at one stage against the Pumas. Moving on to Formula Moving on to Formula 1.

Sebastian Vettel taking out the

driver's championship this

year. It was going to happen at

some stage in the last couple of races? Very predictable. finished third in Japan so

didn't win it. He will try didn't win it. He will try to

win the remaining races he says but the world championship

title is now in the bag. Button

won last night won last night from alongs so and Vettel and Mark Webber

finished fourth, which seems to

be his standing this year. I'm

not sure what to make of

Vettel's emotion. Maybe I am

surprised by the emotion he and

seemed to show after the race. We will go to that quickly. Thank you so much one. Every single one. We took

nothing for granted and we

it. To win the championship

here is fantastic. There is so

many things that you want to

say in this moment but it is

hard to remember. All of them. I

I am so thankful to everyone in

the team. Now, to the Craig

Alexander victory in the ha way which ironman, sensational

victory. I notice someone was triathlon does not get a huge

amount of coverage in Australia

but this particular writer but this particular writer was

saying it is one of the best

sporting achievements by a single single Australian sportsman. Three Hawaii ironmans, it is hard to ironmans, it is hard to argue

against that. He has done it

tough conditions before. This

was his best win. Did you read about him 2 kilometres from the

finish getting really bad

cramps? He had to actually

stop. You can

there he really suffered from cramps right at the end. Chris McCormack watched this

McCormack watched this one, he

won it last year, he is preparing for the London

Olympics trying make the

triathlon team there. An Aussie

finished where the runner up position as well. It looks like

there will be an heir position there for Craig Alexander when

he stops racing the Hawaii iron man events. We interviewed

Craig Alexander from Hawaii in the

the last half hour or so. In

the next half hour or so the next half hour or so we

plan to replay a bit of that interview. Let's check the weather

Today's satellite image and

cloudy from Western Australia

to New South Wales. It is along

a trough. I also have patchy cloud sweeping over Tasmania

and southern Victoria cool westerly winds. A trough will

deepen tonight over in Western

Australia and another Australia and another trough will generate isolated storms through

through eastern New South Wales

and Queensland. A hot day in

western Queensland with a

severe fire danger for severe fire danger for the

north-west, western parts of

the central west and northern

parts of the channel country.

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Live. The top people are dead and more than 150 injured in 150 injured in Cairo after deadly clashes between Coptic

Christian demonstrators and

Egyptian military Egyptian military police. Dramatic pictures show armoured

vehicles brought in to disperse the the crowd speeding towards protesters. Thementment protesters. Thementment Coptic

Christians are furious about

the burning of a church last

the burning of a church last week. Qantas passengers are

facing cancellation s and

delays and engineers walk off

the job for four hours later today. 11,000 travellers expected to be affected by the

latest industrial action. Engineers will go on strike in

Sydney at 3 o'clock this afternoon and stoppages in Melbourne and Brisbane late Melbourne and Brisbane late her

the afternoon. Oil from a 5

kilometre spill off the east

coast of New Zealand has coast of New Zealand has begun washing up on local washing up on local beaches.

Strong kur rents Strong kur rents and heavy

winds are affecting the area in the Bay of Plenty that #240er9s

say will spread the oil

say will spread the oil further along the coastline . Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has

married for a third time. He tied the not with Nancy Shevell

at the old Marylebone Town Hall

in London. The simple civil ceremony was attended by ceremony was attended by a

handful of close family and friends including Ringo Starr. The couple has The couple has been together

for four years. P for four years. Pviolent clashes have erupted between

Christians and the military in

the Egyptian capital Cairo. At

least 23 protesters have been killed and more than 100 injured. about the burning of a church in the south of the in the south of the country

last week. It is the worst violence since the 18-day

uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak back Hosni Mubarak back in February.

This is where it all began, the predominantly Christian

neighbourhood in the heart of Cairo, a march called for by Coptic activists peaceful

Coptic activists started

peaceful but an hour into the

gathering froms the stores were pelted pelted by bottles by unknown headed assay lands on rooftop. They headed to the state television

building to join people already

camp ed out there

Heavy security presence was reflecting the anticipation of

tension. Security forces had

forcefully removed Coptic

protesters from the same

location less than a week location less than a week ago. They were demonstrating They were demonstrating against

yet another attack on a church in Egypt since the in Egypt since the January

revolution, this time in Aswan. Protester s had specific demands, the heart of the issue - accountability. They wanted

those responsible for the

repeated attacks on Christian

houses of worship punished, the

churches rebuilt.Once again a

push to streamline the

controversial licencing process

required to construct churches.

Bureaucratic measures undermine their

their freedom of worship. By

the time the rally arrived at

the state TV building agitation

had clearly reached boiling between protesters and the

military police.The military's

account, they came under attack

first.Egyptian state TV pictures of injured soldiers

who said they were attacked

while trying to protect the

march. Casualties were

sustained on both sides with scores of people killed and

injured and dozens arrested. That report from

al-Jazeera. Some 11,000 Qantas

passengers are in for a frustrating day as engineers go

on strike at Australia's three

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 3 o'clock this afternoon

eastern daylight time. Qantas has cancelled 40 flights and delayed 27 delayed 27 others. The licensed engineers association is the third union to take action

against Qantas in the past few months over pay and months over pay and conditions. Qantas has apologised to those

affected and has yet to put a figure

figure on how much it will cost

the company. Since the industrial campaign began

nearly 50,000 passengers have

been affected by 350 domestic have been cancelled or have been cancelled or delayed.

Oil spewing from a stricken cargo ship in New Zealand's

pristine Bay of Plenty has

started washing up on local

beaches. Clumps of oil mixed

with sand have been found on

Mount Maunganui Beach. Salvage

crews are trying to stem the

flow from the ship that hit a

reach last Wednesday. Officials

fear it could break up and

sink. The slick his killed sink. The slick his killed sea

birds and covered seals. John

Key says serious questions must

be answered about the spill. investigating the alleged rape

of a female soldier while of a female soldier while on

duty in Afghanistan. The

assault allegedly took place assault allegedly took place at the Tarin Kowt military base in Uruzgan province last Uruzgan province last month.

The women reported it to

superiors last week. It is superiors last week. It is not

known whether the complaint is against another Australian soldier. Diplomats warn soldier. Diplomats warn it could be weeks, if not could be weeks, if not months,

before the fate is known of an Australian teenager arrested in

Bali on drug possession. A

teenager is due out today. A second report by a Government welfare expert is expected in

the next few days. The boy's lawyers hope to persuade and Indonesian Indonesian judge to let him return to return to Australia for drug rehabilitation. Federal Parliament resumes this week

with a vote expected with a vote expected on the Government's Carbon Tax bills

but even at this late stage a

new lobby group has been formed to

to fight the proposal. For how

we are joined by Melissa Clarke

in Canberra. It has been a bit

quiet for a few weeks without

parliament sitting. It is to have them back. We had the tax

tax forum in between but now

the politicians will be pouring

back into the capital. While

the Government is confidence it

has the numbers to get this Carbon parliament on Wednesday when the

the vote is scheduled it will

be quite a milestone. That does not

not mean the opponents are

giving up. What we have, even at

at this very late stage is at this very late stage is a

number of companies getting together

together to form a new together to form a new lobby group they are group they are calling manufacturing Australia which

will be headed up by a prominent businessman, Dick Warburton.

Warburton. He is arguing on behalf of companies like

BlueScope Steel, CS R&B oral

and the Government should be

delaying or deferring a the Carbon Tax until not only

are the economic circumstances

better but until the rest of

the world moves in a consensus

direction like there was prior

to the Copenhagen meeting. The

Government will get this vote

through when it happens

through when it happens on Wednesday but that does not

mean those against it won't

Government between now and then. A big week for the nation

and the planet I think. It will

be very significant. I am looking forward to taking my

part in voting on pricing

pollution. It will be a fantastic thing to fantastic thing to do for the nation and for our children and our children's children. Somech to comment there on

to comment there on the Carbon

Tax legislation. As I said

before, huge week in parliament this week with the Migration

Act changing coming up as well.

How are the numbers stacking up

on this at the moment? This is something the Government

certainly isn't secure about. It knows legislation right to go through

on Wednesday but the very next

day, on Thursday, is scheduled this vote on the Migration this vote on the Migration Act amendment that would allow the

Government to go ahead

Government to go ahead with the Malaysia solution despite the

High Court ruling. To get it

through the lower house the

Government needs four of

Government needs four of the six crossbench votes. What we have

have at the moment is Tony

Windsor and Rob Oakeshott

agreeing with the Government,

we have Adam Bandt and Andrew

Wilkie who have declared they won't

won't support the Government so that means

that means the Government needs

both of the two remaining votes

if it is to succeed. It would need north

need north Tony Crook and bob

batter, the independent - batter, the independent - Bob Katter, the independent member.

The Government will be working

extremely hard to try to woo

those two and working just those two and working just as

hard are the Coalition who hard are the Coalition who are trying to get those two on

board to vote against board to vote against the Government's amendments because

it would be a huge tactical win

if the Opposition could

if the Opposition could defeat

a bill in the lower house while

they hold Government. The fight over the Federal Government's poker

reforms continues. Yesterday reforms continues. Yesterday it

was revealed documents posted on the Clubs Queensland website

predicted a drop of between 10%

and 20% in revenue in response

to the reforms rather than the 40% stated

40% stated by Clubs Australia. Independent Senator Xenophon seven said Clubs should apologise for spreading misinformation and misleading the public. Clubs Australia

Anthony ball says

canvas one opinion and carry no

weight. If you talk to Deutsche Bank that issued a properly constructed report, they constructed report, they say

40%. If you look at field work

in South Australia, around

in South Australia, around pre-commitment, it supports our

position of upwards of 40%. If

you look at a power you look at a power point

presentation delivered at an inform club meeting in Cairns

that says 20%, you can choose

to believe that. Whichever way you look at it you look at it there is a substantial downside to mandatory pre-commitment. That is what Nick Xenophon isn't

talking about. That is why we

are saying let's work are saying let's work out exactly what that is,

work out the impact on problem

gamblers, casual gamblers and

look at the impact on revenues

for clubs, hotels and the state.

state. That's why we need state. That's why we need a

proper trial. You should listen to Deutsche Bank and their analysis

analysis before club training

Australia - let's get back Australia - let's get back to

where we need to be here. mandatory pre-commitment help

problem gamblers? We say no,

What will be the precise What will be the precise impact

on clubs, hotels on clubs, hotels and State Governments? Let's let's to find out . There surely there is enough there is enough conjecture around this not to charge Ford

with $3.5 billion of technology

that nobody really knows what

it will do. Let's deal with the Deutsche

Deutsche Bank report he is

referring to. He says it is a comprehensive report. To say

that is ridiculous. It was a one-page analysis - not even an

anl sirkts it was speculation

by a couple of analysts at Deutsche Bank referring largely

to media reports in relation to this. Anyone who says this this. Anyone who says this is a kidding themselves. One is dead kidding themselves. One woman is dead and another is

critically injured after a car crash south-west of Melbourne

last night. Police say the

last night. Police say the driver, aged in her driver, aged in her 50s,

swerved onto the wrong side of

the road in Bambra and hit a

tree. She died at the scene. Her 24-year-old passenger suffered was flown to the Royal

Melbourne Hospital. Emergency workers workers are now urging

motorists to slow down on wet

roads. Crews spent the night

frying to rescue people they knew . Very traumatic. Unfortunately the deceased is

Unfortunately the deceased is a

person who lives in the area person who lives in the area so

a lot of the emergency service

workers know these people and it

it is very traumatic for everyone. South Australia's outgoing premier, Mike Rann,

has thrown his support behind same

same sex marriage. He told an audience at Festival of Ideas last night

that it was time the Federal Government changed the Marriage

Act to allow gay couples to

wed. The issue will be

wed. The issue will be debated

at Labor's national in December.Around Australia

thousands of women sell thousands of women sell their

bodies for profit in legal brothels. However, while many

Asian sex workers are Asian sex workers are there

willingly, an alarming number are trapped, humiliated, are trapped, humiliated, placed

in debt bon damage and forced

to have unprotected sex with

hundreds of men. Tonight 'Four

'the Age' investigates

'the Age' investigates a 'the Age' investigates a brutal

illegal offshoot of illegal offshoot of the sex

industry, sex slavery. We hear

of reports of an agent in Korea who identifies women, young women, who may have debts, credit card debts,

credit card debts, gambling

debts, this agent in Korea is

reported to be introduce these women to

someone in Australia. It is

hard to put a finite number on

it but I would hint that

certainly across Australia it would be hundreds of women.

number in Victoria scores and

scores and scores. I don't understand understand how you can have crimes going

crimes going on in brothels in a

a state like Victoria where a state like Victoria where we

were told realisation was about

getting crime out of the sex

industry and not have any

action. Everybody knows, the council knows, Police know, the Australian

Federal Police know, consumer affairs knows - how can affairs knows - how can they

continue. You can see the continue. You can see the full report tonight on 'Four

report tonight on 'Four

Today's stop stories - 23

people have dead and more than 150 people have dead and more than 150 injured in Cairo after deadly clashes between Coptic Christian demonstrators and

Dramatic vehicles brought in to disperse

the crowds speeding towards protesters. Qantas passengers are facing more delays and

frustrations as

tough job in Sydney, Melbourne

and Brisbane airports this

afternoon. Qantas has cancelled

40 flight flights and delayed

27 others. Oil from the five

kilometre spill off the east

coast of New Zealand has coast of New Zealand has begun

washing up on local beaches.

Strong currents and heavy winds are affecting the area in

Bay of Plenty which authorities

say will spread the oil further along the coastline.Now taking

a look at the weather around

Australia today. Showers for

Melbourne, Hobart and Perth.

Partly cloudy in Adelaide and Canberra. Possible showers Canberra. Possible showers for

Sydney. Some earn rain in

Darwin and fine in Brisbane

with a top of 26.Energy stocks are leading the local share

market higher after a pick up

in the price of oil. The All Ords is up

Ords is up around 0.5%.

An award winning project in

Victoria that gives personal

alarms to domestic victims is facing closure. The

Federal Government originally paid

paid for the be Saif scheme but

money ran out last month and the

still won't step in to fund it. Help for the scheme is now

coming from unusual places. At 13

13 years of age he is an

unlikely philanthropist. From

his home in suburban Melbourne

he has raised $4,000 to help victims of family violence. By

the money I have given it has

been able to save been able to save lives. $4,000

funds four of these personal

alarms. All the women have to

do is bush a button which

alerts a call centre alerts woman's person details are

stored. After hearing that funding for the program was about to end Nick raised about to end Nick raised the money among his friends and

family. Tragic. It's a horrible situation situation that those women are

in. One of those women is

Christine Cotton who was raped

by her ex-partner in 2009. knows by her ex-partner in 2009. She

knows what it is like to live treble collecting the locks,

going outside any noise at going outside any noise at all.

I was literally onto it. Then when I had be when I had be Saif literally from the day it was had the security of knowing

that I was just one button

that I was just one button away from pressing to get help. The program was receive $125,000 from the Federal Government but

since that ended last month the

public has donated $25,000. It

is now to fund kits for the most desperate

now going out to women who are

under the threat of homicide.

You can't get anymore more scary than that. Be Safe workers are now workers are now in talks with

corporate sponsors but neither

the state nor the Federal

Government is willing to pick

up the bill. I hope I can

change the state's mind and

help them be able to fund the Be

Be Safe program. It should not

be up to people like him to save

It is a bit hard to work out

what's in these me what's in these pictures behind me but it I'm look forward to I'm look forward to the shots

in these stories. Hidden

cameras captured the moment a

rare baby wombat took its rare baby wombat took its first steps out of its mother's

pouch. On a dark night in south-west Queensland a wombat Joey takes its first steps into the wild. It never strays the wild. It never strays too

far from mum. It spent the first first year of its life in the safety of her pouch. Motion sensitive cameras capture each step. It is an amazing thing. I

saw the little Joey on footage.

saw the little Joey on footage. So fantastic. This So fantastic. This ranger is part of the team part of the team working to

save the threatened species. He

says habitat loss is

says habitat loss is a major concern. In the 80s, the

animals got down - the species,

the hairy nose wombat - got down to 38 animals in the wild, which

which is quite a small number

of animals. The adventurous

Joey is one of

Joey is one of less than 200 northern

northern hairy nose wombats now

left in the wild. their survival chances 15 were moved

moved from their habitat in Queensland's Epping Forest National Park to the 100

hectare site near St George two years years ago. The fact that within

two years we have young coming

out of the burrows is amazing.

We have exceeded all our

We have exceeded all our expectations. Rangers expectations. Rangers are

hoping to hear a second pitter

patter of paws by the end of

the year after confirmation of

another Joey. Along with researchers the dominant male

of the colony is doing his to save his species. From WAM bats to

to and the Wallabies will and the Wallabies will take on the All Blacks next Sunday for

the All Blacks next Sunday for

a place in the Rugby World Cup

final. Both teams won their quarter finals to reignite one of

of the game's great rivalries. The All Blacks were seriously

tested by Argentina and the

Wallabies produced a resolute defensive and we put our serves under a Wallabies produced

lot of pressure. One thing lot of pressure. One thing you can't teach and

can't teach and you can't train

is effort and commitment from

the group and every member

our team showed a hell of a lot

of both of those. I am very

proud of the way the guys went

about it. You awe an about it. You awe an epic World Cup encounter. Different, but

that is what makes this game what

what it is. The Wallabies

campaign is still alive. Sebastian Vettel is celebrating

Sebastian Vettel is celebrating becoming Formula double world champion. The 24-year-old 24-year-old secured consecutive

titles when he came third in

last night's Japanese grand

prix behind British winner Jensen Button with four still left this season Vettel

has an unbeatable 114-point lead in the driver's has Mark Webber finished fourth last last night and remains fourth in in the drivers' standings. Thank you so

standings. Thank you so much

every single one. We took

nothing for granted and we did it. To win the championship

here is fantastic. There are so

many things that you want to

say in this moment but it say in this moment but it is hard to remember all of them. I'm just so thankful to

everyone in the team. He is only 24. Holden

only 24. Holden driver Garth Tander says yesterday's Tander says yesterday's victory

in the Bathurst 1000 was one of

the best of his career. Garth

Tander and Craig Lowndes were

locked in a dramatic battle

where only a second separated the drivers heading into the

final lap of the race. Lowndes pushed his car pushed

Tander held on to win by the smallest margin in the history

of the race.Perth's kicked off his A-League soccer season with a win

a win over Adelaide after ample opportunities the Glory opportunities the Glory found

the back of the net late in the

game and a lake equaliser ensured Gold Coast drew with

Wellington. Some public passing

saw Chris Greenacre score for

the Phoenix early on. Gold Coast defending awful. James

Brown saved the best until last. Magnificent goal from

last. Magnificent goal from James Brown! Truly wonderful! At Perth wonderful! At Perth oval Adelaide dominated the first

half and had some golden

chances but the Glory found its

rhythm and billy Memet finished

off a pass.A depleted Australia

head a 62-47 win over England in their first test in Newcastle Newcastle with Natalie von

Bertouch sidelined by injury

stand in skipper Kath Cox led

by example as she brought up a

milestone. To bling up her 2,000. No pressure, she hits

its. The second test is in Canberra Canberra on Wednesday night.

The kookaburra's claimed the

Oceania cup with a commanding

win overed in. The Australians went into the third and went into the third and final

match of the series needing to win by at least four goals to retain the

retain the cup. They did retain the cup. They did it

easily with a 6-1

win. Hopefully the players have

been reminded of how much been reminded of how much work

there is to do. We have a lot

of holes and a lot of things we have to do better. The Hockeyroos

Hockeyroos only need a draw to Hockeyroos claim the women's title. Scores

were level at half time but the

Blacksticks surged away in the second half to win 4-2. Queensland won the opening

match of the one day domestic cup against Victoria. The cup against Victoria. The Bulls made 7/269 and the Bushrangers couldn't keep up in the chase. Australian triathelete Craig

Alexander has broken a course

record to win his third record to win his third Hawaii ironman world title. After swimming

kilometres he took the lead

from the early pace early from the early pace setter early in the 42 k run

early in the 42 k run to the

finish line. He became the only Australian to win Australian to win the event

three times. Alexander one with a time of 8 hours, 3 minutes

and 56 seconds. That is 12 seconds faster than the

previous record. I spoke with

Craig Alexander earlier and

asked how his body was

today. It is pretty good all

things considered. Obviously is a very long race in pretty

is a very long race in pretty extreme conditions. You know you prepare physically for

that. I had an ice bath last

night and I feel good. I wouldn't say I feel great but

it never hurts as much when you

win. We just saw the shots of

you coming over the finish at you coming over the finish line

at the end and trying a bit of

a jump. You didn't get much air in the jump? No, mate, there wasn't much vertical elevation

there. There wasn't. But I did

see that photo and there was a little little bit of daylight under the were the cramps in the

run? They were pretty bad.

Fortunately for me I held it off

off - I held the cramps off

until the last 5 kilometres. It is just part and parcel of racing in these sorts racing in these sorts of

conditions. It was probably my

own fault. I didn't

own fault. I didn't pack enough

salt tablets for the run and

consequently ran out of them just after 32 kilometres. just after 32 kilometres. It

sort of brought me to a halt

but by that stage I up a six-and-a-half minute lead

or 7 minute lead, I or 7 minute lead, I only had

two kilometres to go and I had

to stop and stretch a few sometimes. Fortunately I was able able to shake to the finish

to the finish line. He is also

the oldest winner at 38 years

old. Andy Murray has posted rare old. Andy Murray has posted a rare win against Rafael Nadal

in the final of the champion. Murray started champion. Murray started slowly dropping his first service

game. That gave Nadal an

advantage that he held on to take

take the first set. Once Murray

got his serve warning in the second set turned the tables on Nadal and easily wrapped up the

easily wrapped up the third.

Let's get an update on the

Today's satellite image and cloudy from Western cloudy from Western Australia

to New South Wales. It is along

a trough. We also have a trough. We also have patchy

cloud sweeping over Tasmania

and south Victoria cool westerly winds. A trough deepen tonight in Western

Australia and another trough

Australia and another trough will generate isolated storms through eastern New South Wales and

Thank you. Hundreds of

thousands of people have

gathered in Rio de Janeiro to

celebrate the 16th annual gay pride parade. Around 800,000

revellers spread out along the

revellers spread out along the Copacabana beach dancing to loud music loud music alongside colourful floats. Today's talking point

is a new bill to reach the Brazilian Senate to makes

discrimination based on sexual

orientation an offence. Stands

by now for the latest from the

markets. Watch out for Question Time over

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This Program is Captioned Live. . New Zealanders still

waiting for action as oil from

the stricken freighter come as

shore. Ultimately you have to make sure you understand

make sure you understand exactly what you are doing before you go and do it. Egypt

appeals for calm after a bitter

sectarian clash. Breathless for

all the wrong reasons and it

could be serious. If you can't

walk up two flights of walk up two flights of stairs without becoming without becoming breathless,

then you need to talk to your

doctor. And the girl is doctor. And the girl is mine -

a slight outbreak of

Beatlemania as Sir

Beatlemania as Sir Paul McCartney weds again I told him

congratulations and he said

thank you and she said thank

you, so I'm happy. I'm happy