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hits 600 million people in The world's biggest blackout

India. Syria's refugee crisis

worsens as the battle for

Aleppo intensifies. And treat ing prostate cancer -

new discovery. scientists make an important

First come

breaking news about a murder of

a taxi driver. The same taxi

slammed into a power pole

killed the driver. The police

are at the scene and we will

bring you more details

throughout the morning. Let's

take you to the Olympic and

it's been another dramatic day

in the pool. Alicia Coutts has

just won a silver medal in the

200m individual medley. Earlier

Bronte Barratt won a bronze in

the women's 200m freestyle. She

had qualified fastest for the

final but the USA and France

took gold and silver. American

superstar Michael Phelps has

equalled the tally for the most Olympic medals but he fell

short of gold, beaten in the

end by a South African. More

now on the situation in Syria

where government forces are

continuing their bombardment of

rebel held areas of

Aleppo. Rebels say they've

capture add key check point

north of the city that will

make it easier to bring in splice. More battles on the

streets of Aleppo. While the

Syrian civil war rages across

various cities, the fight for

control of the country's

economic hub is crucial for

both sides. But civilians are

trapped between them. The UN

says over 200,000 have already

fled Aleppo city, but many more

are still there. The situation

is very bad here. Bombing takes

place every day with artillery

and other weapons. But God

willing we will achieve victory. Activists say a

government helicopter has been

shelling several areas of the

city. Despite that, and reports

of heavy casualties, the free

sir yamian Army is confident.

TRANSLATION: We are in the that

dean. The situation is good.

This is liberated in and part

of the city is too. But the

Government is also claimed

victory in the area. A common

scenario in this war. And for

as long as both sides are

declaring themselves the

victor, the fight will go

on. Here is coo ka Rina with

the rest of the the

news. Around 600 million people

have been affected by a second

massive power cut in India.

Three electricity grids

collapsed blacking out more

than half the country. Trains

watch stopped and miners are

trapped underground because the

lifts are not working. Power

has been restored to about a

third of the affected area. Two

car bombings are reported to

have killed at least 20 people

in Iraq, the attacks happened

within minutes of each other

during Baghdad's afternoon rush

hour. The first was near a restaurant and the second

outside a passport office a few

kilometre I away. Two people

have been have been kill and

three bound wounded in a

separate car bombing north of

Fallujah. A parliamentary

inquiry into dementia has heard

there are huge gaps in the

health care system. Liberal MP

Steve Irons says the inquiry

has heard dozens of tragic

stories from carers and

dementia sufferers. He says

it's clear families don't get

enough community support and more treatment and care options

are needed. National Party MP

Barnaby Joyce has played down

suggestions the Coalition is

divided over the need for

tougher foreign investment policy. Lation week, Shadow

Treasurer Hockey said there was

no need to make any changes but

Mr Joyce says the national

interest should be judged on a

case by case basis and the

Coalition's position will be

made clear following a policy

presidential candidate Mitt review. US Republican

Romney has wrapped up his

controversial overseas tour in

Poland. After laying a wreath

in War saw to remember Nazi war

victims, Mr Romney ignored

reporters who tried to question

time. The trip was supposed to

strengthen his foreign affairs

credential bus was over

shadowed by his gaffs in londs

London and then in Israel. A

quick look at the finance. Australian scientists have

made an important dis discovery

about prostate cancer. They've

found two common viruses show

up in more than half of all

prostate cancer samples they've

studied. Both viruss are known

to cause cancer in other organs

of the body. The link between

cancer and viruses is well known. Certain strains of the

human papilloma virus can cause

cervical cancer while the ep

steep bar virus which caused

grand lar fever is implicated

in head and neck tumours. Now

research verse found those two

viruss in prostate

viruss that are known to cause tumours. We've been looking at

cancer and we've been able to

identify them in prostate cancer. Approximately 50% of

the samples contain both

papilloma and Epstein Barr

virus which is high. The purple

spots on this slide show the

presence of both viruses.

While's too early to say that

the viruses cause tumour,

scientists say they interact to

change the cells. We suggest

that they could be causal but

both are known to cause cancer

in other organs like the cervix. So it's very

suspicious. The good news is

that the 2 f the human happen

Loma virus hauz cause some

prostate cancer, there is a

abouting to rolled out to vaccine for it which is

Australian boys. To see whether

whether the viruss are causing

recruit 50 prostate cancer tumour, researchers will now

parents. They will examine old

samples of prostate issue to

look for any traces of the

Australian superfish has made tissue. Michael Phelps the

history, he's now notched up 19

career Olympic medallies with

We will get more on that when that record for so many years. Soviet gymnast who had held 4 by 200 m medley. He beat a participation in the victorious

for trying to man will iplate Clive Palmer and Andrew Forrest he criticised Gina Rinehart, Monthly earlier this year when he wrote that es Kay in the and he start all this off when a speech tonight in Melbourne Clive Palmer? No, he is giving likes of Gina Rinehart and at all from criticising the Wayne Swan is not backing away from Canberra this morning. reporter Julie Doyle joins us big miners. Our political stepped up his attacks on the The Acting PM, Wayne Swan, has go to national politics now. Mary Gearin very shortly. Let's we go to London to speak to

public debate and use their wealth to influnce public debate for his own vested interest. He addresses that theme again in his speech

tonight and he says he doesn't

regret making that criticism.

In fact he says the only regret

is he didn't go hard enough

because since he wrote that

essay those three have proven

their case for him in the way

way they've campaigned against

him and he talks about Andrew

Forrest bank rolling a High Court challenge against the mining tax and he

mining tax and he refers to Gina Rinehart's moving on

Fairfax. He also addresses in

his speech tonight the idea

that he was criticise by some

people when he made these

comments and in the essay that

he wrote he says he was crit

siends accused of trying to

fire up class war fare but he

says he was doing the opposite.

He was talking about the need

to avoid class war fare by en ensuring that

ensuring that everyone get s a

fair go, regardless of their

wealth. Wayne Swan is making

this attack in how should we

say it rather unconventional

terms. Yes, that is right. It's

political speech I haven't read

one quite like this before, I'd

have to say. A large part of

the speech talks about where Wayne Swan draws his

inspiration and for him that

inspiration comes from Bruce

Springsteen. He says that is

Springsteen. He says that is

not to disparage Australian

act. He is a big fan of Cold

Chisel and he refers to some of

their songs as well, but for

Wayne Swan Bruce Springsteen,

the Boss, is number one and he

talks about a lot of his songs

in this speech. In particular

he refers to Born to Run. It's

a song he listened to in the

'70s and here is an in sight

into Wayne Swan and he likes to

cranch that up on Budget night.

But he talks about the deep er

messages behind Bruce

Springsteen's songs like the

change ing economy and the need

to make sure that people are

not left behind. My Home Town talks about shops closing down

and jobs being lost, the River

talks about the collapse of the

jersey industry and he says that Bruce

that Bruce Springsteen

identified this trend of the

growing gap between the rich

and the poor early on, several

decades ago, when he was

writing these songs. And he fin

irs up tonight by quote ing

from Bruce Springsteen's latest

record and said, ''Whenever the

flag is flown, we take care of

our own.'he warns - don't let

what the happened to the ution

what the happened to the ution

economy - to the US economy

happen here. I don't know what

the people would feel like

about that, that attack from an

Australian Treasurer. Yes, his

love of Bruce Springsteen is

apparently not just shared by

him and the Prime Minister, and

Bruce Springsteen is her

favourite artist as well, but

many others in Government as

many others in Government as

well. We might bring that traisk front page on the

'Financial Review'. I find it

amazing that the Treasurer

credits Bruce Springsteen with

foresiege America's decline in

the '70s ahead of many

economists He says that music

has always been a passion of

his and he's followed his and he's followed - But this is Bruce Springsteen as

social commentator. Yeah and

he's renewed his attack on the

he's renewed his attack on the

three big miners, which started

off in that essay in the

Monthly earlier this year. I

thought interestingly as well,

one of the points that's made

in the 'Fin Review' that Wayne

Swan will make in his speech

tonight is that Labor will need

to appeal to younger voters,

many of them don't watch ABC

programs like 'Lateline' and Insiders. Oh yes they do! I

actually think they do.

actually think they do. They

definitely do. And they're more

interested in programs like the

the 'Voice', which might be the 'Voice', which might be so

but I don't think you should

discount the age of viewers of

shows like 'Lateline' and Insiders. We certainly won't

here. Let's head overseas and get more on the situation in

India where a power failure has

hit the country for a second day. Transport has been severely affected. The Prime Minister has blamed

Minister has blamed the States

for drawing too much power from

the national grid. Col Rolling

power outages have affected

more than 600 million people

across India's north and east.

In. The in the capital, New

Delhi, the Metro once again

came to a stand city. I am laid

lathing for the last one hour

for the Metro. It's a story

being repeated. Yesterday there

was a

was a blackdown and there's

nobody to give an explanation. A spokesman for

rail service said all

passengers were being moved

from the trains . But willing

on the roads was no Bert. With

the traffic lights out, cars

couldn't move. And everything

ground to a halt.

TRANSLATION: Buss are over

crowded and autorickshaw

drivers are charging

exorbitantly and they're asking

us to pay 200 rupe pee

us to pay 200 rupe pee s! The

outages have affected the

eastern city of Kolkata as well

as West Bengal. I comes a day

after the country's worst

blackout in a decade. Power

shortages are causing economic pro-problems in India and the

Government recently decided to

pump $1 trillion US into infrastructure. Government has

also sipt a committee to find

out what is causing the

out what is causing the problem. Let's look at the

major newspapers. Accusations

of doping have eerj manied days

into the publics after a

Chinese gold medal swimmer swam

faster in the last 50m of her

event than the Melbourne. James Magnussen says

Magnussen says he's The 'Advertiser' says the family

couldn't be prouder of her

after she won silver in the 100

m backstroke event. 'The

Mercury' reports Andy Muirhead

says he's ashamed about his

child porn addiction which has

cost him his career. The

'Australian' shows Australia is

ranked second last for

productivity growth in a survey

of more than 50 countries.

Partly due to the Fair Work

Partly due to the Fair Work

Act. The 'Financial Review'

reports Acting PM Wayne Swan

will step up his attack on the

mining billionaires inspired by

nonother than the work of Bruce Springsteen. The 'Herald Sun'

says some of Victoria's most

bushfire-prone towns remain

without a fire proof refuge

despite shelters being

recommended by the royal

commission. Brisbane

The 'West Australian'

reports the childcare sector is

at breaking point, forcing

parents to cut back on work or

go to hiring nannies. The

'Canberra Times' says the ACT's

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, spent

spent time overseas with a hospital executive who

confessed to tampering with

emergency data. And in the

Northern Territory Knauss man

is suing the government for

unfair dismissal after he was a

sacked for attacking a child

killer. We have been discussing

the Olympics and there's been

quite a controversy that has

come out regarding the Chinese gold medallist, Yee Shay-Wen.

She's joust won the

She's joust won the 200m

individual medly to add to her

400m individual medley title

which she took just a couple of

days ago. Alicia Coutts came

second in that 200m individual

medley this morning That is

right. And fantastic

performances there have been

suspicions raised by quite a

few people at the Olympics

about whether whether she has

been doepd, whether she is

been doepd, whether she is using performance enhancing

druss but she's so far cleared

of any allegations certainly by

the British Olympic chief. We

have various Chinese officials

saying there is nothing going

on here. Lords main Colin

Moynihan from the Olympic

committee says that swim er won

the gold on Saturday. The big

concern is she shaved five

seconds off her personal best

time but the point

time but the point that is also

being made is Stephanie Rice

shaved an awful lot of seconds

off her personal best and

nobody is raising suspicion s

about wer. As well as that, in

her last 50m she swam faster

than her American male

counterpart who won the same

event: That is being put up as

evidence that maybe this is not

evidence that maybe this is not

completely natural. Now

yesterday the US swimming coach

John Leonard called her

performance disturbing and

suspicious and hinted dope ing

could have been involved. Song

Dong is a journalist and says they are not impressed. They

were disturbed, they are still

were disturbed, they are still

disturbed. First of all this

kind of situation happened over

and over. This is like don't we

have someone in the - one

saying in the society that one

should be presumed innocent

until proven guilty. In this

case she has been tested over

and over in the past , not only internationally but on the

domestic level. More than that

she is not popping from

nowhere. Last year in Shanghai,

in the world

in the world championships, she

already surprised everybody by

winning the women's 200m winning the women's 200m medley

or individual medley. And this

time of course we know that she

exactly did the same thing in

the 400m event and more than

that actually we do know her

quite well and personally, you

know, she is not far away from

my home town but I am not trying to be

trying to be biased. I am just

saying we actually watched from

the very beginning up to this

point. She doesn't come from

nowhere. Wang Dong making some

very good points there. What do

you think? Are we too quick to

judge? Or is this swim er swimming faster naturally?

swimming faster naturally? A quick look at the weather

around the country.

These are the top stories

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Australia's won another two

swimming medals at the

swimming medals at the Olympics. Alicia Coutts took

silver in the 200m individual

medley and Bronte Barratt the

bronze in the 200m freestyle.

The United States, Michael

Phelps, has notched up another record

record as the most decorated

Olympians with 19 medals. He's

won silver and gold this

morning. Around 600 million

people have been affected bay

second massive power cut in

India. Three electricity grids

collapsed blacking out more than half

than half the country. Syrian

television says troops are

inflicting heavy losses against

rebels fighting for control in Aleppo. With no let-up in the

fighting the United Nations

says it's increasingly

concerned for the safety of


Let's have a quick look at

the markets.

Tappies crude is trading at


Sport now and Lisa

Maksimovic joins us, a lot

going on. More medallies for the Australians and James

Magnussen is back in top form

which is very good news for

Australia. We will go straight

to London to our Europe correspondent Mary Gearin,

correspondent Mary Gearin, who

joins us from Olympic Park.

Good morning, Mary. Swimming -

straight to the swimming there.

Nag James Magnussen had a

fantastic perform Mance the

semis. What was his response afterwards? His response was

that he loved being back in

winning form. You could see the

relief on his face, he just

really appreciated being - delivering up to everyone's

expectations. It was

interesting that his comments

afterwards as well to the mixed

tone of journalists is he's

been staying off social media

and that contributed to his

positive attitude. We know

there's been a bit of

controversy about social media

whether or not athletes should

be buying into that and

obviously that has really

worked for hip. So James

Magnussen as you say back in

form and qualified fast est.

form and qualified fast est.

There But the medals came

tonight and that is Alicia

Coutts got silver to Yee

Shay-Wen and we will get to her

in a moment. But also there was

Stephanie Rice. And we all know

the heart ache that she had not

getting on to the podium as

well in her earlier events.

Tonight she went out so fast

but she clearly was struggling.

She hung on for fourth.

She hung on for fourth. She was clearly exhausted afterwards.

But all of the Australian

honours went to Alicia Coutts,

who as I say got silver. She is

happy now because she's got a

medal of every colour and she

made interesting comments. She

said pool side she knew if

someone beat her into a medal

she would respect that person

because she knew how much work

she had done. So a

she had done. So a gracious

comment there. And we've

mentioned James Magnussen, the

other man everyone was looking

at was Michael femmes and as

you said he finally got the

record of most Olympic medals

ever. He tied for the record

with a silver in the 200m

butterfly, where he was beaten

by South Africa's chad le cloe.

That made him 18 and then of

course he won with the Americans in

Americans in the 4 by 200m

relay. There that was USA,

France and China. The

Australian men came fifth.

Again a disappointing result

for men's relay team and will

be many post-mortems there. And

Bronte Barratt has added to the

Australian medal tally. How

could I forget. That was a

ridiculous oversight. Barratt

ridiculous oversight. Barratt

got bronze, incredible. Alison

Schmidt myth in the US won that

event. Kylie Palmer, they're

really great friends, she came

8th. But Bronte Barratt hung on

to get Franz and she was

speechless afterwards and

really thrilled with that

result. She was thrilled, just smiling from

smiling from ear to ear and

absolutely beaming when she got

out of the pool. Which is the

sort of reaction you to see. Of

course on staying in the pool

but in a different arena, the

water polo, the men had a loss

but now they've come back and

how have they gone? They beat

cack as Stan 7-4 and this was

after a refr up by Laurie

Lawrence, the team mascot, who wouldn't

wouldn't be rev up by Laurie

Lawrence! He went in there,

said a few words, the coach of

the team said he didn't have to

say anything. They led 4-1 at

half-time. They get Kazakhstan

come back into the game but

then it went 7-4. So that is

good enough because they were

coming off a loss. Even better

than that apparently, the

highlight of their day was they

ran into William, Kate and Harry in the

Harry in the village Libby

Trickett got some photos of

them and has sweet tbeeted those. Joel Dennerley talk

tszed about what that was

like. We managed to stumble

into them as we exited the

building. They were having a

meander through the village, seeing all the Commonwealth

countries, so it was good countries, so it was good to

see them. What was the entourage with them? They

seemed very relaxed I think Harry

Harry was carrying a kangaroo.

Mary was boxing it. But they

were relaxed, swamped but a If

I athletes. A nice bonus there

aside from the competition in

the pool. And in the the pool. And in the women's water polo there's been a war

of wards between the Australian

team and the Great Britain team? That is right. They're

going to meet them next. What

the Great Britain team has

described them as is the

described them as is the

dirtiest team in water polo. If

that is not a gauntless hitting

the ground loud ly I don't flow

what that is. The captain of

the team Kate Gynther had this

to say. Look, we've heard that

comment quite a few times and

we don't consider ourselves

dirty. We know we're a tough

team. We know we play very

physical water polo for us

there's a difference between being physical and being dirty. If that is what they

If that is what they say there

is not a lot we can do about it

but we think we play a good style of water pole yes and

nothing is going to change that. Water polo such a tough

gairges it's so good to see

underwater what goes on. And

the Australian team have even

brought in more bathers because

of how many have been ripped in this competition! Quite

extraordinary. Moving on to

equestrian events, now of

course it's not every day that

course it's not every day that

you see royalty take the

podium. Tell us what

happened. That is right. You

wonder if you were royalty if

you'd bother cogog and being an

Olympian as well. But, yes,

Zara Phillips has done that and

competed really well all

week. Zara Phillips as part of

the Team GB won silver today

and got the medal from her mum,

Princess Anne. What happened is

they got silver, Germany got gold, New Zealand

gold, New Zealand got bronze

and of course we all have lived

through the ups and Downs of

the event ing - the Australian

events team's fate. They did

get sixth. There were two

riders who fell off and were

disqualified. 15 of the 74

starters also fell off and

suffered the same fate. So that

is for the event at the end of their

their Olympics. This is what

Andrew Hoy had to say about

Zara Phillips. I didn't watch

the medal ceremony but I've

known the Princess royal for a

long period of time. Even

before Zara was born I was

staying with the Princess royal

and Mark Philips and so I've

known the family for a long

period of time. For me, it was

just great that Zara was able

to come here

to come here and perform well,

albeit that she's competing for

Team GB and I'm competing for

the Australian team. And

finally we're having a great

time on the water in the

sailing in the laser class and

in the 49er class. Tell us

about how we're doing

there. Really well in both. In

the laser Slingsby has had a

big opening day lead over his

grand rival from grand rival from Britain. Paul

gudson who had a terrible day

to begin. In the laze 49er,

they're still on track for gold

even though they capsidesed in

the second race because they

said they were taking things

two casually. Overall they look

like they're heading for

gold. Thanks vsh very much and

we will speak to you later on.

When you talk about the spirit of

of OlympiX, the true spirit of

the Olympics, you can't go Bah

past the Niger competor -

competitor, what a wonderful

effort. He was a swimmer for

the country, he represented

Niger in swimming and with just

three months out from the

Olympics they decided here he

is on the screen there, they

decided they would try trietor

a wild card entry he got into the

the rowing. Despite coming well

over a minute behind the

furthest competitor, he was

dead last but he was cheered

all the way down the straight. Particularly because

he trained in a fishing

boat. That is the first time he

had swum in a proper Olympic

rowing boat. It was the first

time he had seen fireworks at

the Olympics, so just many great experiences for him but

just to see the way that he was supported in that event was

fantastic. That is what it's

all about, doing your best. ABC News Breakfast can

of course be watched live on

the web. Just visit the main

ABC Niue News website, and

there you will find the ABC's live Olympics blog which brings

you the latest results as they

happen. Paul Higgins joins us

with the weather now. Good

morning. Thank you. Good

morning to you as well. Not a

great deal has changed in the east since

east since yesterday. We still

have this very deep low sitting near New Zealand, it's the

blocking the progress of the

high that is sitting over the

south-east at the moment and

continuing to push in the cold

southerly winds up the east

coast. This front brought

welcome Rach rain yesterday but

is weakening. A follow-up front

will bring more showers to the

south-west today. Around the States -

You're watching ABC News Breakfast. We will find

out more on the fatal stabbing

of a taxi driver in Melbourne.

Another person drove the taxi away

away and died when the taxi

slammed into a power pole. Tim

Wilson from the Institute of

public affair s will be here to

review the day's newspapers and

we will get all the latest on

day 4 of the Olympics from our

hard working reporter Mary

Gearin in London. First, here

is all the latest news with can

ka Rina. Leading the news this

morning - Australia's Alicia

Coutts and Bronte Barratt have

won silver and bronze

respectively in their swimming respectively in their swimming events. The American superstar

Michael Phelps has achieved a

new report as the most

decorated Olympian with 19

medals. He won gold in his relay event this morning. Syrian television

says troops are inflicting ef

heavy losses against rebels

fighting for control in Aleppo.

With no let-up in the fight in

tub UN says it's increasingly

concerned for the safety of

civilians. Thousands of everything everything is civilians everything is civilians have

fled the city but many are

holed up in schools and monks

too frightened to attempt the journey. Around 600 million

people have been affected by a

second massive power cut in

India. Three electricity grids

collapsed, black out mosh than

half the country. 200 miners

trapped underground because

their lifts don't work are

reported to be safe. Two car reported to be safe. Two car

bombings are reported to have

killed at least 20 people in

Iraq. The attacks happened

within minutes of each other

during Baghdad's afternoon rush

hour. A parliamentary inquiry

into dementia has heard there

are huge gaps in the health

care system. Liberal MP Steve Irons says the inquiry has

heard dozens of tragic stories

from carers and dementia

sufferers. He says it's clear

families don't get enough community support community support and more

treatment and care options are

needed. Let's get more on our

developing story - the murder of a taxi driver in Melbourne's south-east. The driver was

stabbed and killed in Mount

Waverley around 3 this morning.

Our report Breanna

Chillingworth joins us from Mount Waverley. Good morning.

What do we know at this stage what happened? Good morning.

Police are trying to piece

together what went horribly

wrong here at Mount Waverley

this morning. The this morning. The events

started to unravel just before

3am when a taxi driver was

found here, he had been stabbed

to death. Now witnesses have

told police someone then

allegedly took that taxi and

drove off. Police found that

taxi several minutes down the

road. It had collided with a

power pole and killed the driver. And do police know

about the circumstances that

led up to this? I know it is

very early stages at very early stages at the

moment. Police are remaining

tight lipped, they are not

saying much at the moment. Homicide detectives are leading

the investigationment weave

just seen forensic police pull

up: They will try to piece together what's happened but we

do know that police are still trying to contact the victims

of the family. - the families

of the victims. We will go back

to you later in the morning. Thank

morning. Thank you. Overseas

now and the United Nations says it's concerned about the rising

nurl of people fleeing the

violence in Aleppo. He says

thousands are still trapped in

the city unable to get out. We

will particularly concerned

about the continuous raging

armed violence that is now

taking place and Syria's most populous city,

populous city, Aleppo, where we

are witnessing and our partners

are witnessing that thousands

of frightened residents are

seeking shelter in schools,

mosques, public buildings,

these are the people who

haven't fled the city, haven't

had the means or feel that it's

too dangerous to make that

journey. We are getting

indications that the journey

indications that the journey is

fraught with armed gangs, road

blocks, blocking the way. Melissa Flemming from the UN High Commission for refugees. The US State

Department says al-Qaeda is in

decline but it its affiliates

are posing an increasing

threat. In in its annual report

on terrorism, militants are

gain ing ground in Iraq and

could be extending their reach

into Syria. The report's nar

into Syria. The report's nar -

narrative notes among other

things the continue oh

weakening of al-Qaeda in Pakistan but it demonstrates

that the al-Qaeda affiliates while also suffering losses

increased their overall

operational ability. This is

particularly true of al-Qaeda

in the Arabia peninsula. So for

all the counter-terrorism

successes that we have seen

against al-Qaeda and its

affiliate, the group and affiliate, the group and violent extremists, ideology and rhetoric continue to spread

in some parts of the world. The

report also notes that al-Qaeda

and its affiliate s are not the

only terrorist threat that the

United States faces. We are

increasingly keshd about Iran's

support for terrorism and

Hezbollah's activities as

they've both stepped up their

level of terrorist plotting

over the past year and engage

ing and are engaging in their most active and most active and aggressive

campaign since the 1990s. Dan

Benjamin there. Flurs an

Australian woman facing the

death penalty in Malaysia say

she has severe depression. She's been charged

after more than 1 kilogram of methamphetamine was allege

edsly found in the car she was

driving. South-east Asia correspondent voeo Daniel reports. 34-year-old Emma

Louise had been living in Perth Louise had been living in Perth where she was working as a nurse and making regular trips

as a tourist to maish yaifrmt's

charged that she was in the

drivers seat of a car searched

by police on the 17th of July,

when athey allegedly found 1005

grams of methamphetamine. She

says she didn't ne drug were in

the car. She does not know

exactly but she is told that

the drug was found in the drug was found in the back seat behind the front passengers and she was the

driver. The car did not belong

to her. Neither did it belong

to the boyfriend as far as she

knows. Her Nigerian boyfriend

and another man apparently left

the scene and have not been

located by police. However, a third Nigerian man who was in

the car has also been charged,

under section 39 B of Malaysia's dangerous Malaysia's dangerous drugs

act. The act imposes a

mandatory penalty of death by

hanging if convicted. The

Australian's lawyers have

warned that she is on the verge

of a breakdown. They also say

her rights have been breached,

because she was physically

assaulted by police after her

arrest and has been denied

access to a doctor and

medication for depression. One

is that she is suffering from is that she is suffering from

severe depression. She is under

going medication two sort of

drugs, she's been describe

prescribe and none of these drugs are available to her in detention. In spite of the

Australian High Commission

offer officers having been

promised by the police on promised by the police on the

19th that they will be taking

her to seek medical attention, none of those none of those things happened

until today. The charges will

remain tentative until the

results of chemical tests on

the drugs come back. In the

meantime, Emma will be held at

a women's prison outside Kuala

Lumpur. Perth man Dominique

Bird is also expect ed to

appear in court this week to

request more regular access to

his lawyers. He's been charged

under the same section of the act and will also face the act and will also face the

death penalty, if convicted of

attempting to sell 167 grams of

methamphetamine to undercover

police. His trial is expected

to begin in October. A NSW MP

is calling on Cardinal George

Pell and other senior Catholic

Church leaders to cooperate with police investigating child

sex abuse in the Hunter Valley. Evidence about three of Valley. Evidence about three of

the church's most senior

priests is being referred to the State's Director of Public

Prosecutions for possible

charges. Strike force Lantle has been investigating how the

senior leaders in the church

dealt with this priest, Father

Denis McLyndon. He arrived in

Australia in 1949, and for 40

years was transferred from

parish to parish as complaint

emerged about his

behaviour. In 1985, the then

Father Philip Wilson was sent

to investigate a complain at

the Merriwa local school in the

Hunter. 10 years later, Father

Wilson was sent to investigate

another incident involved far

McLyndon. Father Brian Lucas

and now retired Bishop Michael

Malone were also involved in investigating Father

investigating Father

McLyndon. The document I've

seen though a thorough internal

investigation in 1995 by the

Church but the first reporting

by the Church to the police is

eight years later in

2003. Father McLyndon died in

a nursing home in WA in 2005,

after allegedly assaulting many

young girls over four

decades. But one of the three

priests involved in the McLyndon

McLyndon investigations, the

now Archbishop Philip Wills yop

of Adelaide, has refused strike

force lantdle's request for an

interview. Greens MP gaifd

Schuh bridge wants a royal

commission in NSW: We're seen

today there are senior members

of the Church who are not

talking to police. This is a

systemic failing, not just one

priest or dioceses. But there

is a systemic failing by the

Church and until we have a

royal commission that uncovers

the reel truth then those

victims and their families will never have a sense of

completion or justice. Troy grarnt has called on the

leaders of the Church,

including Cardinal George Pell, to cooperate wul fuly with

police. What we - fully with

police. What we need to do as a

society is if the Church continue

continue to fail to take the

appropriate responses we have

to look at all options, I

guess, and we're going to learn

some lessons of what's

happening in Victoria. But

really the Government shouldn't

need to have an inquiry about

this. The Church and those lead

ers should fall on their sword

on this issue. Troy Grant is

not just another politician. He

was the police officer who

investigated another paedophile priest in

priest in the Maitland

Newcastle diosy s is, father

Vincent Ryan. He had 35 victims

an went to jail. Troy Grant also investigated another

Church leader monsignor Cotter

and gathered many internal

Church documents. He says had

the Church acted decisively in

the Ryan case and other cases, many victims could have been

saved. If they had have

interveevened at any of those points in time and points in time and you refer to

an opportunity in '95 when they

were well and truly aware of

the incidents because of my

investigation and all those

that have followed, the

potential for many, many kids

not to have been victims of sexual assault by these

perpetrators could have been

avoided and that in short is a

tragedy. There's it's nothing

short of a tragedy. What is concerning now and as I concerning now and as I reflect

on that investigation is that

in 2012 I see little evidence

of the Church acting

differently. The former

policeman now National Party MP

says there is a moral duty for

all Church leaders to cooperate. Susan Smith

reporting there. You're watch ing ABC News Breakfast. These

are our top stories - a taxi driver has been murdered in driver has been murdered in

Melbourne's south-east in what

appears to be a robbery gone

wrong. The driver was sto

stabbed in Mount Waverley and

his taxi stolen but minutes

later the taxi slammed into later the taxi slammed into a power pole, killing the driver. Australia's won another

two swimming medals at the

Olympics. Alicia Coutts took

silver in the 200m individual

medley and Bronte Barratt the

bronze in the 200 m freestyle. The United States Michael

Phelps has notched up another

record as the most record as the most decorated

Olympian with 19 medals. He's

won silver and gold this

morning. And around 600 million people have been

affected by second massive

power cut in India. Three

electricity grids collapsed,

blacking out more than half the

country. For a look at the national newspapers this morning we're joined by morning we're joined by tills

Tim Wilson, director for the

Institute of public

affairs. Good morning! We're

going to start with the pliention 'The Daily Telegraph'. It's been covered

in lots of papers. James Magnussen has done much better

in his trials for the 100m race

over night which has repaired I

guess his disappointing

results, it seems for him

personally disappointing as mump mump viewers may be disappointed with his results

in the relay a couple of days

ago. So he is not a national

disgrace nirges it's pleasing

the note, given the

the note, given the treatment he got. Personally I think

these things are unfair. We

always have moment where we

don't succeed as much as we

would like. We're particularly

harsh on our olimpiance. So

long as the gold medal tally

sits at around one and

continues to stay at around continues to stay at around

one, I imagine Australians will

think it's a bad investment for

their tax dollar. Since the

newspapers came out, he's swum

in the semifinal and he's now

qualified fastest for

tomorrow's final in the 100m

freestyle. That is right. I

don't know when the race is,

but I imagine it's some

ridiculous hour in the morning.

You will be able to get out

with your Australian flag and with your Australian flag and

get very excited. Just picking

up on that cost benefit

analysis, what do you think

about - should we peg it to how

many gold medals we win to

justify the large spending on

our athlete? I saw about $588

million preparing for the

Olympics each year. Personally

I am one of those people who

doesn't think we should be

spendsing a lot of tax dollars

on Olympics versus say a National Disability Insurance Scheme or things that Scheme or things that are much higher priorities of

government. But there's no one way

way of analysing whether it's

effectively spent, it's just

about priorities and we have

our priorities wrong. Just very

quickly, what do you make of

his comments in the last couple

of days that he has learnt more

about himself in the last two

days than in the previous 20

years of his life? I imagine

there's plenty of time to

reflect after an event where

you would have liked to have

performed better. I would performed better. I would say,

James, keep going and keep

fight and ignore everybody else

and do as best as you can with

o a smile on your face. I saw

your outside bopping to some

Bruce Springsteen! Preparing

for the next item. That is

right. Wayne Swan, bless his

heart, is giving a speech

tonight where he has decided to

go in harder against the three

mining mag naits in this country - Clive country - Clive Palmer, Gina

Rinehart and Twiggy Forrest.

Basically out Ian lining what

his political manifesto is and

why he thinks that anyone is

wealthy should be stopped: He's

basically said Bruce

Springsteen en captures the political scrois of his generation because he was listening to it while the

dismissal was happening, and

basically I think in the end

he's revealed himself as an old

style socialist. But when the style socialist. But when the man basis his political

philosophy on these words -

poor man wanna be rich, rich

handwant to be king and the

king ain't satisfied until he

rule s everything - it shows

that Wayne Swan is not as deep

as he might like to project

himself. But he is giving a

speech tonight outlining why he

thing thinks mining magnates

should be stop and why Bruce

Springsteen should be the

spirit of our political

culture. I found it fascinating culture. I found it fascinating he credits Bruce Springsteen

ahead of any other prominent

economist of foreseeing

America's decline!: I wonder if

that's what Bruce Springsteen

thought he was communicating

when he sung those immortal

words, and there's many

immortal words outlined.

Somehow I think not. The other

point is that political

manifestos often are not accessible to the general

public to the electorate. Do you think you think this will endear him

to the electorate? I think

Labor has protradition ally

thought if they beat up on rich

people it builds a cache with

their working class base. U by

think a lot of Australians have moved on from an old class

welfare style attitude towards

politics and economics. A are

Morris aspiration al these

days. I am not sure it will be

overly helpful to him. The

point hasn't gone unnotes point hasn't gone unnotes h

noticed that he is using Bruce

Springsteen to atic the

multimillionaires. Let's not

forget that Mr Springsteen himself is a multimltnary. You're draw ing

complete Paramor a legals

here! If Wayne actually wants

to go through and look at the

reasons why there are problems

in the United States, perhaps

looking at governments racking

up mountains of debt and spending

spending too much money and living beyond their means kind of like the government he's currently acting in charge of,

perhaps he might be able to deliver a much more deeper political philosophy. Let's talk about electricity. That's right. It's very exciting. Unfortunately in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' there is a report that consumers are being needlessly hit with energy increased costs around $1100 a year that is are unnecessary because companies are investing in poles and wire that are not needed: It goes through with this nice chart, I don't know if you can zoom, in but it looks at the different com components the electricity bill soerthed with the cost of power and the carbon tax and infrastructure investment. What it really shows is of course that people do feel the pinch when they're opening their electricity bill these day s, some of it is about carbon tax, not exclusively and the reasons why. But isn't investment in wires an poles necessary? It seems to suggest - For long term: That's what I could have thought. But the article seems to suggest they've invested too much. This is a problem dep. You don't vest enough you have

under investment and have to

catch up later if you don't

invest in maintenance you can't maintain your infrastructure.

So there is always going to be

a cost, it's when that cost

hits and how much of it is

voluntary. This article

suggests some of it is

unnecessary. But there are also

other costs like the carbon tax

- Relatively small costs, the

carbon tax compared to

infrastructure costs Smaller

components but this one is one that

that is purely based on

government decisions. No-one

argues you needs poles and

wires. And the the 'Australian'

is looking at bills going up as

well. They are in a different

way. There's a bureau of energy

report that has come out of

resources and energy economics

which is a government agency.

It's done a report looking at

the costs of electricity out to

2030. A and it's based on some very -

very - I looked at this report

yesterday when I came out. Some

very rosy assumptions around

the carbon price which argued

that in 2030 things like solar

PV cell power and wind power

will be more viable alternatives than brown coal or

black coal or gas and the

reason is because they're taxed

into viability and the others

are taxed out of

competitiveness. It requires a

carbon tax around $125 a tonne

to get them to that

to get them to that point. But

that is argued in this report

as being the source of Australia's electricity future. The 'West Australian'

diseer yoes in on an issue that

is deer to the heart of our

viewers - the rising cost of

child care. And the

availability of child care. The

'West Australian' and this is

something that goes nation-wide

I am sure - the Federal

Government's mi child website

Government's mi child website

shows that around half of child

care centres actually only have

vacancies or full-time

vacancies for children up to

the age of two and the the age of two and the number

decreases from there, if you

look at different age

categories. What is clear is no

matter where you are in the country, gets not just the cost

but it's actually being

available space so you can get

child care close to your home

or where you want it. And then the scramble

the scramble for nannies which

is the high cost option because

you can't get a spot in the

child care centre. And it's a

high cost option but if you

have three or four kids it can

be a lower cost option and

there's a large number of

people who are not prepared to

work as nannies as well. If

you're having you're having kids, don't think

it's all going to be rosy, they

are an incredibly blessing. It

is an acute problem in WA because of

because of the mining boom and

the fact that it's very hard to

get child care workers because

they can go and work somewhere

else and learn earn a lot of

money. And dig things up and

move tractors, absolutely. I am

sure the wage difference

between what people can afford

as a nanny or a child care

worker versus operate ing large

bits of machinery is

considerable. Thank, Boss. Tim Wilson, thank

Wilson, thank you. Let's go to

sport. Lisa joins us again.

Where do we start with the

Olympics? We have Michael

Phelps's tree record. I think

that is where we start. He is

definitely the story of day

four. He's now become THE most

decorated Olympian in history, writing himself into the

history books with a silver and

gold medal this morning bagging

his total over his swimming

career to 19 medals, quite extraordinary. But also at day extraordinary. But also at day four in the pool for the

Australians, we have also

hauled in some more medals in

the pool. Alicia Coutts has

added to her collection with a

silver in the 200m mid

individual medley. She close ed

in Chinese young men Yee

Shay-Wen but the 16-year-old

pulled away in 2 final 20m.

Stephanie Rice only just missed

out on a medal, and Bronte

Barratt is Barratt is another smiling swimmer she claimed bronze in the 200m freestyle. The

Missile, James Magnussen, has

put the disappointment of the 4

by 100 men's relay to blitz the

semifinals. The fs a huge

contrast from earlier in the

week as the beaming swimmer

emerged from the pool.

Magnussen said he had learnt

more about himself in the past

two days than in the past 20

two days than in the past 20 years. For better or worse,

social media has become a big

player during these Games. But

on day three of competition,

messages to one athlete led to

a man's arrest. British diver

Tom Daley lost his father to a

brain tumour last year and

after coming fourth in the

men's synchronised 10m platform

event he received a callous

Twitter message saying he had

let his dad down.

let his dad down. The abuse

continued and the police

arrested a 17-year-old fan. Two

athletes have now been sent

home for unsavoury tweets and

Emily Seebohm Emily Seebohm has conceded that her obsession with social media

didn't aid her preparation

before her 100 m backstroke

final. Her is here is a member

of the British team describing

that incident with diver Tom

Daley. Certainly unvm completely unfair and

unreasonable and a threat. So

that is very much in the hands

of the Dorset police. I've met

this morning with Tom's coach

and some of his other support

staff. I talked to Tom last

night. And everybody fully

understands that this is an

action that Dorset police have

taken. Tom is not affected by

it. And the team are absolutely

focussed on getting ready for

the next round of

competition. Back home now and

the AFL has launched an

investigation into tanking allegations, leveled at

Melbourne, by former Demon

Brock McLean. McLean was

drafted to Carlton in 2009 and

this week said that one of the

reasons he left Melbourne was because they put draft because they put draft picks

ahead of winning in 2008. He

also said he approached the

coach, Dean Bailey, to make his

position clear. The AFL's

integrity manager will interview McLean and

Melbourne's officials could s

will be called up for

questioning. Michael Phelps,

just going back to him, what an extraordinary haul and you have

to wonder whether there's more

to,for him at this

Olympics? I'm sure he has

plenty more in the tank. Will

there ever be another Olympian

like him? In 20 years we will

look back and say we saw him in

those past two Olympics. See

you soon. Paul Higgins join

uses now with the

weather. Thank you. It's been a

frosty morning across the

nation's east. In Queensland

minus 3 at Charleville and


Coming up - we will have

more on the stabbing murder of

a taxi driver in Melbourne this

morning: Awl and all the late

on the Olympics. We leave you

with some of the images from London overnight. Back soon.

Two dead after an

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Smashing records - a swimmer

Michael Phelps becomes the most

decorated Olympian in

history. The world's biggest blackout hits 600 million

people in India. And Syria's

refugee crisis worsens as the

battle for Aleppo intensifies.

Good morning and welcome to

ABC News Breakfast. It's

Wednesday, 1 August I'm Michael

Rowland. It's great to have

your company this morning.

Coxing up we will speak to the

chairman of the new Mental

Health Commission Allan Fels.

She about to release his first report on how Australia is dealing with this vexed

issue. And have Australian

scientists found a cause of

prostate cancer? We've been

looking at viruses that are

known to cause cancer and we

have been able to identify them in prostate cancer. We will

have more on that important

discovery later in the program

as well as all the latest news

from the Olympics in London.

But first here is the late west Karina. Thanks. Good morning. Melbourne Police are investigating two deaths that

appear to be the result of a

bungled robbery. A taxi driver

was stabbed and killed in Mount

Waverley around 3 o'clock this

morning. Witness says the