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Live. A rising toll in eastern

Turkey after a powerful quake

and aftershock. Libyans

celebrate the best day of their lives.

TRANSLATION: We have become

united brothers as we have not

been in the past and we love

each other. Heavy petting -

owners stump up to keep pets

going, but the results aren't

always warm and fuzzy. I was

silly enough to make a claim

last year and my premium went

up over $80. And Kiwi relief as

the All Blacks finally claim

that Cup. Our team world

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) champions, New Zealand!

Hello and welcome to ABC News

across Australia. I'm Ros

Childs. The local share market

is up around 2%, riding higher

on hopes that a European debt

deal can be struck:

More finance later in the

bulletin. Up to 1,000 people

are feared dead in an

earthquake that's hit eastern

Turkey near the Iranian border.

The quake measured 7.3 on the

Richter scale and devastated

much of the city of Van, a

mostly Kurd dish town.

Seismologists say Turkey had

been well overdue for a massive

quake. ABC correspondent Anne

Barker reports. The powerful

tremor flattened scores of

buildings. It is the strongest

quake to hit Turkey in years.

The death toll is still

climbing and hundreds are

feared dead or injured under

the rubble. As the extent of the damage became clear,

desperate survivors used their

bare hands to reach those still

trapped under one multi-storey building.

TRANSLATION: They rescued two

people, they were injureded but

four people are reportedly

trapped under the rubble. As

fight fell, emergency workers

and civilians continued to

search using a generator.

Electricity was cut when

powerlines were downed. Residents clambered

over the debris yelling, sction

is anyone there?"

TRANSLATION: We went to all the

hospitals but haven't been able

to find our friends. I pray to

God they've survived. Seismologists say the

quake's epicentre was 5km deep

outside Van where at least 80

buildings collapsed. The local

hospital has been overwhelmed

with the dead and

wounded. Turkey's Red Crescent

has sent a rescue team with

tents, blankets and food.

Already more than 70

aftershocks have continued to

shake the area. Just three days

after former dictator Moamar

Gaddafi was shot and killed,

Libya has declared itself

independent. Tens of thousands

of jubilant Libyans witnessed

the formal declaration in

Benghazi, the stronghold of the

rebellion against Gaddafi. ABC

correspondent Michael Vincent

reports from Libya. A moment in

history for the Libyan people

to savour. The home of the

revolutions with where the new

regime chose o to announce the

end of the conflict. Tens of

thousands of jubilant Libyan s

gathered in Benghazi to hear

the declaration. After 8 months

of bitter fights against

Colonel Gaddafi and his

loyalists he also appealed for reconciliation.

TRANSLATION: Sod we are one

national flesh. We have become

united brothers as we have not

been in the past and we love

each other. In Tripoli, the

people sang the national anthem

with one voice. (Singing) Not

everyone could share the moment

with their children. This woman

lost her son in the first

fortnight of the

revolution. Tens of thousands

lost their lives so Libya may

be free. Very, very, very high

price, but this is the

freedom. Such momentous day

many Libyans wanted to thank

those around the world who

helped them. I want to say

merci to France and to say

thank you to English and

everyone. I mean, very, very

nice people you are. This is

the moment that Libyans have

been waiting for since 1969.

For the past 8 months they've

fought to get rid of Gaddafi.

Is he now dead and they have

only got hope ahead of them and

the chance to vote in free and

fair elections. Writing a new

constitution and getting the

weapons of off the streets is

critical to Libya's return to

normal. Now to neighbouring

Tunisia where it all started.

The Tunisians began the

uprising ousting their

president 10 months ago and now

they're holding the first

elections, voting on an

assembly to prepare the country

for democracy. The right to

vote is most precious to those

who have long been denied it

and have it now for the first

time. So they stood in the sun

for hours, quietly, patiently,

to stake their claim to a democratic future, to take

charge of their own

destiny. This is the biggest

day ever. For the first time in

our life we have true and clear

elections, and we don't know

the outcome and this is the

beauty of it. It might show the

Arabic countries the way to do

it. I asked one man who he

thought would win the election?

TRANSLATION: We will all win,

whatever the result because we

voted democratically and

clearly and that's the real

victory. More than 100 new

political parties, 9,000

polling stations, millions of

votes. It is a huge

undertaking, achieved from a

standing start in just nine

months. But there is a huge

popular will among Tunisians to

get this right. The Islamist

party end da is likely to

emerge as the biggest single

group. Do they want an Islamic state? Far from it, they

say We've said clearly that we

need a democratic state, a

civil state that is open to all

citizens, that is where there

is no discrimination on the

basis of colour, race, gender,

or faith, that is open to all

Tunisians of all faiths and no

faith (Islamist party

Ennahda) The Tunisians led the

Arab Spring, they're leading it

still. Floods continue to wreak

havoc in Thailand with

Bangkok's Airport now under

threat. The country's Prime

Minister has also warned all of

the capital city's residents to

move their belongings at least

one metre off the ground and to

prepare for 4-6 more weeks of

flooding. Zoe Daniel has

more. You can't avoid the

reality that this flooding

really is starting to bite.

This is the main gate of Don

Mueang Airport, the old international airport that is

still used by the military and

also by some domestic airlines.

As you can see, the road out

the front is covered with

water, most of which is coming

up through the drains, but

there is also water moving

along this road from the north

of the city. We are now at the

point where the government is

having to make decisions about

which key assets and areas it's

going to protect because it's

clear that parts of Bangkok are

going to experience flooding.

Clearly, airports, hospitals,

palaces, key commercial areas

are the sorts of things that

the government is now directing

its resources towards to try to

stop them from being inundated.

What remains to be seen, though

s just how deep the water will

get in these more heavily

populated and more critical

business areas, and whether the

sandbag barriers that are being used will actually hold that

water out, because over the

last week or two, we've seen

similar sandbag barriers

breaking on the north and east

of the city just falling to the

force of that water that is

coming down from northern

Thailand. Back home now, and

Occupy Melbourne protesters

want the Victorian Ombudsman to investigate whether police were

heavy-handed in their approach

to breaking up Friday's rally.

The group claims there are more

than 40 cases of police

violence which should be

examined. The incidents include

eye-gouging, punching and the

use of capsicum spray. The

violence followed an eviction

notice from the council which

protesters chose to ignore I

think we should be very proud

of the way Victoria Police

handled Occupy Melbourne. I'm very proud of the way they

planned that operation with

public safety this in mind,

that they used minimal force

and they did return City square

square and our city to the

people of Melbourne. Protesters

had been camping in Melbourne's

City Square for more than a

week before they were asked to

move on. You have to spend

money to make money s the old

adage and the same seems to be

true for charities, but some

are spending over half their

revenue on admin, and markets

fundraising cam papers. Many

charities are unhappy with the

idea of a league board.

Careflight spends over 51% of

their revenue on fundraising.

Earlier I spoke to Trent Osborn

at Careflight Yes, the figures

are correct. Careflight unlike

some charities is fully

transparent with our

fundraising numbers. We've done

that for many years and

published that on our website,

but we do need to consider that

a major part of that is actually merchandise sales in which there is a cost because

of the iconic Careflight bear

program which we've sold over

1.5 million bears over the

years, so that does result in a

higher cost of fundraising

than, for example, if we were

just soliciting donations via,

say, the web. Why do you have

to spend that large a

proportion on raising funds.

And are you always looking at

cheaper ways of doing it? Yes,

we relie on two-thirds of our

funding for the Westmead

Hospital service on

fundraising, so we've worked

very hard over the years in

which we can raise revenue

which we require and we have

found that the Careflight Bear

program which was established

something like 14 years ago was

an area where we could add

value, that people love having

the Careflight Bears in the

homes, and as a result of that

it as been able to build up to

over $7 million in revenue for

us, so essentially the sale of

those Careflight Bears plays a

very important role in terms of

keeping our doctors flying

many Do you think that people

might look at a list of

charities which spells out the

proportion that they spend on

raising funds and look at you

guys, Careflight New South

Wales, spending 51% of revenue

on raising money and then look

down the list and perhaps see a

charity where they spend a lot less than that and think,

"Well, I will give my money to

that charity because there is

more chance that my cash will

go directly to the cause." I

can certainly understand people

getting that impression. I

think the challenge is in terms

of looking at a simple cost of

fundraising measure is often

we're not comparing apples with

apples and Careflight goes to

gragt extent to include all of

the relevant costs and to

import and warehouse supply

Careflight Bears there is a

substantial cost to that. But

having said that, many of the

fundraising costs aren't fully

reported for other charities

that we are comparing that

to. So what do you think of the Government's... Ros, we're

going to have to fly, I'm

sorry. And that's where we had

to leave Trent Osborn as the Careflight helicopter answered

an emergency call. Australians

spend more than $6 billion a

year on their pets, but when

they get sick, vet bills can

burn a hole in the hip pocket,

so big business is cashing in

to meet growing demand for pet insurance. Modern medicine means that caring for

four-legged friends can cost a

small fortune For ear

infection, for example, there

were bills, the highest ones up

to $8,000. For snake bite,

close to $11,000. Australians

will fork out $11 million on

pet insurance this financial

year. For Greg by, it's money

well spent. I got $594 back

just on one visit, totally good

value for money,

yeah. Woolworths is the latest

company to get on board, and

while there are dozens of

insurance providers, there is

precious little competition.

The consumer group 'Choice'

says there are only two

underwriters for the entire industry Look for a better

deal. You may find at the end

of the day it's worth putting

money aside and drawing on that

should untoward expenses occur,

as opposed to taking out pet

insurance. Rani Lewis-Jones

ditched her policy after

several years. I was silly

enough to make a claim last

year and my premium went up

over $80. You pay insurance for

a reason. You hope that you get

a fair deal. I didn't feel that

I got that fair deal and as a

result we've pulled

out. Regardless of whether

owners insure their animals,

being prepared for life's

little accidents could avoid

them making heartbreaking

decisions over money To u than

naz a healthy animal just

because it's got a broken leg

is very sad. That eases the

burden of making those tough

decisions when you want to do

the bft you can for your pet but financially it's probably

not the best thing to do. And

the saying you can't teach an

old dog new tricks is true when

it comes to pet insurance,

because no new provider will

cover animals beyond the age of

9. 'Choice' says the trick is

to do your homework and when

you find a good provider, stick

to it. Let's take a check of

the marts with Juliette Saly

from CommSec. A strong start to

the week? It certainly has

been, Ros. Up by almost 2% on

the main All Ordinaries index,

really taking our lead from

strong gains in Europe and US

at the end of last week. The

key focus this week will be

about inflation. We did have a

very strong performance today

from the pharmaceutical firm

Fharm Access. It has risen 61%

in early trade. Some of the

miners are making strong gains? Absolutely. Strong

strength right across the board

from the material sector, it is

the best performing, up by

2.5%. We saw sharp rises in the

base metals market in London on

Friday night, bargain hunters

stepping in on a hope of a

resolution to the European debt

crisis. BHP Billiton has risen 2%. Rio Tinto is up almost

4%. The big banks are going

well, too? Certainly are, the

financial sector looking really solid. This is the area

everyone is focused on this

week with the European Union

summit in focus and the NAB

coming out with its full-year

results towards the latter end

of the week. Up almost 2% at

the moment to $24.77. Juliet,

thank you. Let's go to the week

ahead on Wall Street now and

Europe is the focus, but trade

er s Boeing, Catt bill lar,

Procter & Gamble are due to

report profits:

The quoob is in Brisbane

today on the second leg of her

Australian tour. It's a brief

but packed 4-hour visit before

she heads back to Canberra.

Let's go to reporter Kirrin

McKechnie who is at South Bank.

Kerryn, I understand that the

Queen is at Brisbane Airport

right now, coming down the

steps onto the tarmac and she

will be - we'll see pictures of

that very soon. There she is in

fact, and she has been met by

dignitaries from Queensland.

Also there is the governor of

Queensland Penelope Wensley and the Honourable Anna Bligh is

also meeting her. Kirrin it is

the same I guess as it was when

the Queen first touched down in

Australia. The girls were in

charge. In Canberra was Julia

Gillard and Quentin

Bryce? Absolutely. We're seeing

quite a powerful female trio

there, greeting the Queen, and

she will be spending most of

her day with the Governor and

the Queensland Premier. Today's

visit - it is a short one, as

you said, but it's all about

Queensland's devastating floods

earlier this year. Soon she

will be hopping on a CityCat,

one of Brisbane's river

ferries, and she will be making

her way down the river. It is

about a 50-minute journey and

she will be able to inspect

first-hand where the floods

were, where they did their

worst damage, but of course how

Queensland has recovered since

January's floods. Later on she

will also be meeting with some

of the floods and cyclone

victims and people who were

heavily involved in the rescue

effort, so a day here in

Queensland that is all about

the floods. And what's the buzz

like there, Kirrin? There is

quite a crowd where you

are? There is indeed. People

are milling around. They have

been from early hours of this

morning. In fact, one of my colleagues spoke it a couple

from the Sunshine Coast, a

two-hour drive. They got here

at 4:30 this morning so they

would get prime position in

their hope that they will be

able to catch a glimpse of the

Queen or even a wave. Yeah, the

atmosphere here is really

gorgeous. I think one of the

really interesting things about

it is that there are a lot of

people here that normally

wouldn't bother. Of course,

Queensland has just had such a

hell of a year and people are

grasping any opportunity to

have a little bit of fun. So

lots of people down here today to really anticipating the

Queen's visit. Just a reminder,

we're watching live pictures of

the Queen being taken to Brett's Wharf where she will

hop on a boat and sail down the

Brisbane River. Kirrin, we're

talking about the visit of the

Queen. Of course this is meant

to be her last visit to

Australia, but it's been nine

years, is that right, since she

was in Queensland? That's

right. She was here in 2002,

she made a brief stop in

Brisbane before heading over to

open CHOGM, back performing the

same function here in Australia

this time. She does know South

Bank well. Where I am here at

South Bank, she opened it in

1988 for World Expo T will be

interesting for her to see how

much Brisbane has really

developed in those

years. Kirrin, thank you. Thank

you. Let's go to some of the

other stories making news in

business - Qantas baggage

handlers, caterers and ground

crews have cancelled industrial

action planned for this week.

The Transport Workers Union had

organised stop-work meetings in

Sydney, Canberra and Cairns on

Wednesday. The union says it's

cancelled the action so it can

negotiate a new enterprise bargaining agreement with

Qantas in good faith. The

latest Commonwealth Bank State

of the States report shows Western Australia continues to

have the best economy in the

country. The report bases its

rankings on eight indicators, including economic growth,

retail spending and

unemployment. New South Wales,

Queensland and Tasmania were

found to be among the

worst-performing states. And a

new report is forecasting

Australia's resources industry

will continue to boom with

production forecast to reach

the highest rate of growth in

more than 20 years by 2016. BIS

Shrapnel says production is set

to soar by 45% in the next 5

years, though it warns skills

and equipment shortages and a

lack of infrastructure could

see cost blowouts on major

projects. An Australian sailor

has died on the way home from

serving in the Middle East. The

Defence Department says the

sailor was with HMAS

'Toowoomba' which was docked at

Mumbai. Officials are

investigating the death and the

chief of Navy has offered his

condolences to the family. A

family of four was take tone

hospital this morning after a

house fire at Ipswich, west of

Brisbane. Emergency crews were

called to the Bundamba home

just after 1 o'clock and

battled the blaze for around an

hour. On arrival we were told

there were three people

unaccounted for, but later on we established that they were

safe and well. A 43-year-old

man was take tone hospital with

serious burns to his arms,

chest and face. His wife and

two daughters were treated for

smoke inhalation. The cause of

the fire is being

investigated. Let's have a

quick look at other stories

making news around the world -

hundreds of police have been

deployed in a valley in

northern Italy where locals are

fighting the construction of a

15 billion rail tunnel.

Residents say it will damage

the environment and spoil the

picturesque landscape. France's

First Lady has left hospital

four days after giving birth to

a baby daughter. The child is

Carla Bruni's first with

Nicolas Sarkozy and a first

baby to be born to a French

presidential couple in

office. And Vatican security

have managed to remove a man

who climbed to the top of the

Colonnade. At one point the man

was heard yelling, "Hay. Hey, Pope, where is Christ?" Tributes are being

made after the death of MotoGP

rider Marco Simoncelli. The 24-year-old Italian was killed

at the start of the crash on Sunday's Grand Prix. Simoncelli

lost control of his Honda bike

and veered into the path of

Colin Edwards and Valentino

Rossi. He suffered trauma to

the head, chest and neck. We

worked on him for as long as we thought it possible. Unfortunately it was not

possible to help him and at

16:56 we had to declare that he

was dead. The death comes less

than a week after Indy 500

winner Dan Wheldon died in a

high-speed crash in Las

Vegas. South Africa has leveled

its one-day cricket series

against Australia with an

80-run win in Port Elizabeth.

The loss has been compounded

for Australia with Shane Watson

in doubt for the decider because of a back

injury. Patrick Galway reports.

Gohl low way reports. Shane

Watson was forced to leave the

field in the 19th over. The

all-rounder suffered back

spasms in the fourth over of

his spell COMMENTATOR: He is

looking very, very ginger. The

Proteas capitalised on Watson's

exit and Jacques Kallis. They

reached 6/303 Queetly hit

that. Ricky Ponting opened in

place of Watson but after his

Man of the Match performance in

game one, he was out for 10. Skipper Michael Clarke

followed. An edge and the catch

has been taken. The Australians

eventually bowled out on the

last ball of the innings for

223 to set up a series decider

in 4 days' time We're building

a team here and I think the

boys are just taking it like

process by process and I think

it's coming together now. In

the English Premier League,

City has demolished United 6-1

in the manchester

Derby. Questions were asked of

United's defence from then on

and when Balotelli was brought

down by defender Johnny Evans

two minutes after the break, it

was clear the home side had no

answers It's got to be red,

surely and is, yes. No matter

how fans looked at it, it was

ugly, City inflicting its arch

rival with a home loss for the first time in over 18

months. Couldn't be 6, could

it? Is it could, you know. A

seismic day in English

football. Six was also the

magic number for Luke Donald

who had the flat stick working

on his way to victory at the

PGA event in Florida Wow, six

consecutive birdies. I hadn't

really got on a run for the

first three days and what

better time to get on a run

than the back nine on

Sunday? That earned ima final

round of 64 and a two-shot

win. All of New Zealand is

celebrating today after last

night's Rugby World Cup victory

over France. There is a victory

parade through the streets of

Auckland this afternoon after

the All Blacks at last

reclaimed the Cup by the

narrowest of margins, 8-7. The

celebrations continued all

night and the Auckland

waterfront area was party

central. A rousing haka

stirring the Queen's Wharf

crowd But as the game began,

even the face paint couldn't

disguise the anxiety. Party

Central's 12,000 strong crowd

growing quiet as the clock

ticked close tore full-time.

Everyone was well aware the Cup

was hanging in the balance, but

when that final whistle sounded... (CHEERING AND


..the cruise ships joined

in. Pure excitement, relief and

joy. The All Blacks had broken

their 24-year World Cup-winning

drought Supported the All

Blacks since 1981, since I was

a young kid, so to see them

lift the Cup, proud as, man,

proud as. When Richie lifted

the Cup, the partying really began Fantastic.

Not just Richie, the whole

4.5 million, unbelievable. In

inturan fan zones, the

atmosphere was just as

electric So awesome. So proud, so proud!.

Yes, we got the Cup,

year!. Despite some people taking celebrations to new

heights, the police were pretty

happy with the crowd #24er' all

pretty boys introduce. 97% are

doing well. A few clowns who

will probably end up having

breakfast with us. No arrests,

but at Eden Park just one

arrest. Fans weren't moving

from their seats until they saw

Richie and the Cup. Shall It's

been a really tough 12 months

for New Zealand and the boys

knew that. They had

Christchurch in their heart and

Pike River and all of those

things and they just played

with guts and determination,

everything that means to be a

New Zealander and felt pretty

good darn good to take it

home. But no-one wanted it more

than the boys on the field,

their 24-year dream their 24-year dream finally

coming true. A look at the

weather now and the satellite

shows a cloud band crossing the

south-east of the country with

a cooler change, bringing rain

to parts of Tasmania, Victoria

and South Australia. Scattered

cloud over northern South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia

in a broad trough is generating

showers and thunderstorms. And

there is cloud over Queensland and New South Wales bringing

virtually no rain. Tomorrow, a

trough will generate warm

thundery weather in the

Northern Territory, western

Queensland and New South Wales

which will have the heaviest

storms. The trough will also

trigger a few storms in

northern Victoria and Central

Australia as a high clears

South Australia. A trough in

western WA will cause showers

and storms to develop. So the


Let's go back to the Stock Exchange for a final check of

the Marketses and it is a

strong start to the week: I believe those figures are

a little out of date. That's

the news for now on a day when

an earthquake killed scores in

Turkey and the Queen went to

Brisbane. There is continuous

news on ABC News 24 and also

news online. Our next full

bulletin on ABC1 is at 7

o'clock this evening. I'm Ros

Childs. Have a great afternoon.

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