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(generated from captions) Here. Well, I wish we could stay here. Such a touching scene, that. Beautiful. Wonderful film, Margaret. Rebel Without A Cause. Next week we'll be looking at Distant Voices, Still Lives. Terence Davies' so goodnight from us. And that's the show for tonight, Goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI This Program Is Captioned

Live.

The unemployment rate defies expectations and falls during

August. Once were rivals. Now

Qantas cleared for take-off on

a long-haul deal with

Emirates. This will be

fantastic for Qantas, for

Emirates, for Australian

tourism and business

travellers. Trees down, roofs

off, Victoria cleans up after a

windy night. It will end up

costing people thousands of

dollars. And the man with the

golden touch swims into the

history books. And Matt

Cowdery. He is the greatest!

Paralympic gold medal! New world record! His 11th

Welcome to ABC News across

Australia 'Ros Childs.

More finance later in the

bulletin. They say keep your

friends close but your enemies

closer. Qantas has announced a

deal with one of its big

competitors Emirates. The two

airlines will co-chair on

routes to Europe, Asia and New

Zealand and Dubai will replace

Singapore as its long haul hub.

So why Emirates? Here's

reporter David Spicer. Quite

simply it's one of the world's

biggest air Heinz and Qantas

believes it will give it huge

advantages and advantages for

its customers. The long-held

alliance with British Airways

will close. And if you book on

a Qantas flight instead of

stopping over in Singapore, you

will land in Dubai. And both

airlines say it will give

Qantas flyers much greater

flexibility. There will be more

destinations they can fly to.

And of course, their customers

will be able to get to those European destinations quicker

instead of having to track back

to Frankfurt, they will be able

to go directly to Dubai and on

to Australia. So this is the

strategy of Qantas and Alan

Joyce is hoping that it begins

to turn around that $450

million a year loss-making

international service, which he

has to fix. We fundamentally

believe that this is a step in

the direction of turning the

international business around.

With the announcements we've

already made, we believe that

this clearly shows there is a

path to getting Qantas

International profitable and

it's a big, big step in

producing a profit for Qantas International. David, is

Qantas running a risk by

getting into bed with

Emirates? Yes, one of the reasons why those international services of Qantas have been

making a loss is because

Australians like the big

international carriers. They

like - there has been growth in

Emirates. So the dangerous is

they will be further introduced

to that and they might keep

using it. But Alan Joyce is

arguing Qantas customers will

get the best of both words.

They will be treated as Emirates customers and they

will also be able to leave

Australia on the Flying

Kangaroo. So the hope is that

they will get the best of both

worlds. Is this deal enough to

push Qantas back into

profitability as Alan Joyce

hopes? Even with these dramatic

changes, they're not forecast

to break even until 2015. So

that's a long haul for Qantas.

There was speculation that they

will save 8 0 or $90 million a

year first up. That remains to

be seen. The share market has

liked it. Qantas shares have

jumped this morning. But of course, there's a lot of detail to go through. They still have

to get regulatory approval. So

the proof of pudding will be needing. Victoria's State

Emergency Service has received

almost 3,000 calls for help as

wild winds of up to 140

kilometres an hour buffeted the

state overnight. Tens of

thousands of homes in the

State's east remained without power this morning while

hundreds of fallen trees and

widespread building damage were

reported in Melbourne's outer

suburbs. One man in his 70s

died when the car he was

driving crashed into a fallen

tree last night. Near Mount

Macedon. Wet roads, solid wind.

He wouldn't have been aware of

what was in front. As the

clean-up continues more strong

winds are forecast for coastal

areas tonight. A Queensland man

who killed an American teenager

in a jetski crash is relieved

to be able to come home. In a

Hawaiian court this morning

20-year-old Tyson Dagley

pleaded no contest to the

negligent homicide of Kristin

Fonseca. He was given a

deferred sentence by the court

and is free to return to

Australia. My daughter is no

longer here on this earth with

me. I forgive you, Tyson. As I

know it was not your intention

to take her life. Dagley's

girlfriend Natasha Ryan has

been charged with hindering the

prosecution and will appear in

court tomorrow. She allegedly

deleted two videos of the

jetski crash from her camera.

The delivery of Australia's $8

billion fleet of air warfare

destroyers has been delayed for

the second time. Today marked a

milestone in the construction

of the fleet with an official keel-laying ceremony for are

the first destroyer HMAS

Hobart. It was due to be

finished in 2015 but now won't

be delivered until the

following year. The Defence

Minister says all three ships

in the fleet will be delayed

for up to nine months easing

work force and budget pressures. Given that we're

going through a very difficult

budget time a time of fiscal constraint, that the movement

out of the forward estimate

years of about $100 million

does help us so far as our

budget surplus and forward estimate requirements are concerned. The minister says

there will be no added cost to

the budget or gap ing - gap

in capability. Bill Clinton is

the star turn on Day 2 of the

democratic convention in for

the Carolina. The former

President has been appearing in

television ads for the Obama

campaign, but his speech

tonight is not expected to be

without risks. Why could Bill

Clinton's speech be risky? There's a reason they

call him to the top dog in the

party. He doesn't play second

fiddle to many people, but he

will have to during this

convention. Risky I guess

because Bill Clinton could

overshadow Barack Obama, remind

people perhaps that Bill

Clinton oversaw a terrific

economy, took un employment

from 7% to 4% and people lived

in an era of budget surplus. So

the con draft mightn't be favourable if it occurs too

often but certainly it's a risk

they're prepared to take to

have Bill Clinton embrace

Barack Obama. He has done so

already in television ads, even

though the relationship between

the two men has been frosty to

say the least. But they

tolerate each other at the moment and certainly Barack

Obama feels he needs the former

President on side to get

through this campaign. Who

does Barack Obama hope to reach

through Bill

Clinton? Certainly those

independents that are wavering,

the ones that got him across

the line four years ago, that

are currently un decided don't

know whether they want to give

him a second shot and also the

women voters. They turned out

in full force for Bill Clinton

during his years and Bob is

hoping perhaps that they will

be there again. Women have been

a very big focus of this

convention. Hispanics and

women. Lots of them on stage,

including the former speaker

Nancy Pelosi. And the

hard-fought rights of women are

on the ballot. Democrats trust

the judgment of women. We

reject the Republican assault

on women's reproductive health.

It's just plain wrong. When you

go to the polls, vote for

women's rights, vote for

President Obama.

The President himself is due

to speak but he has had to

change the venue? He has. We've

just had word that he it in the

House tonight that was

unscheduled. He was turned up

to hear Bill Clinton officially

nominate him as the candidate

in this election campaign. We

don't know if we'll see the two

men together on stage. But yes,

tomorrow night it's his moment

in the spotlight and

unfortunately, not the moment

he was planning on. They wanted

a huge stadium appeal.

Something that they had four

years ago in Denver where the

convention was held. Tens of

thousands of people turned up.

The energy was so

extraordinary, the sentence

that it was something historic

was overwhelming for people who

were there and it helped really

push along the campaign. They

wanted to replicate that. But

we've had massive thunderstorms

all week and they decided they

couldn't take the risk of

lightning, of having to try to

evacuate 70,000 people have a

stadium sto. They're moving it

back to the smaller arena where

the rest of the convention has

been held but that means only

16 to 20,000 people will be

able to take part. Many

volunteers and supporters

disappointed because they'd put

in hours of time on the

campaign in exchange for a free

ticket to the speech tomorrow

night. They've put in the

worked on now they will have to

be watching it on TV at home.

Lisa, thank you. If the

democratic convention wasn't

entertaining enough for

delegates there was always the

nearby traffic policeman

bringing a lighter touch to his

job of directing all the extra

traffic descending on

Charlotte.

An Australian academic with

strong ties to Britain says he

faces the rsing of deportation

because of bureaucratic

mistakes decades ago. Professor

John Tulloch's case has

attracted strong media interest

because of his connection to London's terrorist bombings in

2005. His is the most

recognisable face of the

victims of the horrific 7/7

Tube and bus bombings.

Professor John Tulloch's

bloodied image seen worldwide,

visited in hospital by Prince

Charles and praised for his

bravery. Yet the British raised Australian Professor John

Tulloch says he faces possible deportation from the UK because

of a bureaucratic bungle over his right to dual

citizenship. Prince Charles actually, after speaking with

me, said I was a very good

example of British

determination and courage. So

yeah, that's quite ironic.

Born to British parents, raised

and educated in the UK, John

Tulloch assumed his British

passport guaranteed him full

rights. But after moving to Australia in the 1970s he

discovered that because he was

born in India before

independence, he wasn't allowed

dual nationality. So when he

took out Australian

citizenship, he inadvert tently

lost his right to remain

British. His case has attracted

enormous media interest. The

Border Agency now says it wants

to talk to him about his

problems. In a statement issued

to the ABC, the Border Agency

said he was in no danger of

being deported and they'd help

him with any application to

stay. The Professor says as a

recent retiree he no longer

qualifies under the work permit

system, and besides he just

wants to be recognised as

British. It's the insult to

that family, my family, that's

done so much in this country

that I think actually gets to

me most. Professor Tulloch

says he just wants what his wife and children have, the

right to be legally at home.

Both in Australia and Britain.

The latest unemployment

figures are just out and

economists say they lend weight

to speculation that another

interest rate cut may come

sooner than later. The August

jobless rate has fallen from

5.2 to 5.1% but nearly 9,000

jobs were lot. As the

participation rate dropped to

its lowest levels in more than

five years. That's a sign some

people have stopped looking for

work. We're living in what some

people call the Asian century,

with the growth of Asian

economies outstripping the rest

of the world. A new study has

pin pointed the changes

Australia needs to make in

order to cash in on this huge

market right on our

doorstep. There are four things

that need to happen. Firstly,

we need to have businesses in

Australia accelerate the

development of strategies that

are Asia focused. What we are

hearing from business leaders

is while there's acceptance at

the decision-making level that

Asia is important there is

still not enough understanding

on what the opportunities are.

There is still a need to

develop strategies which are

Asia focused. Secondly there

needs to be cooperation within

businesses and with governments

to advocate for the importance

of building an Asia capable

work force. Firstly there's a

need to invest in the current

work force to build on those

capabilities. For example our

findings found that less than

one third of the 380 businesses

had bought members with any

Asia experience at all. So

there's a long way to go. And

finally there's a long-term

strategy that says that we need

to educate the future work

force and that's all about

education, whether it's in the

schools, but more importantly

in the workplace giving them

the work placement experience

in Asia to build the new talent

for the future. What do you

make of Tony Abbott's call for

40% of high school students to

study an Asian language? That's

clearly a step in the right

direction. I fully commend the Opposition Leader's remarks

around that. There is more that

needs to be done and needs to

be done at all levels both in

the workplace, in school n pre-school and importantly in

terms of work experience, it's

very important. Again if you

look at the surveys from the

Asia link and AIG and BCA

surveys there is a huge gam

between what we see as the future potential and the

experience that we have at

senior management and board

levels. What are the potential

rewards of getting this right? Modelling has

demonstrated on a Conservative

level if Australia and

businesses were able to develop

this Asia capabilities, the increase in economic

performance could be up to $275

billion over 10 years. That's conservative. That's really

mapping the increase in export

sales and in-country sales

only. So if you get it right,

then the upside could be up to

275 billion dollars on a

conservative estimate. Jason

Chang, thank you. Thank you.

Shares in the Finnish phone

company Nokia tumbled today

after it unveiled Smartphones

it hopes will rival offerings

from Apple and Samsung.

Investors quickly decreed the

Nokia models lacked wow.

Believe it or not this is what

used to be cool when it came to

mobile phones. For 20 years

Nokia was the biggest name in

the business. Then a revolution

came along and people wanted

something else. Stop a New

Yorkered and ask them what

phone they've got. I have an

iPhone. An android. An iPhone. Do you know anyone who

has a Nokia these days? No, I

don't.

Now, Nokia hopes this phone

will at last mark its comeback

as a major force in the US and

elsewhere. The Lumia 920 runs

with the new Windows phone 8

software. For Microsofts who

boss dropped in on the New York

launch it's also crucial in the

battle to make headway against

Apple and android. A loud

message was that Nokia can

still offer real innovation.

Nokia's claiming this is now

the most advanced Smartphone in

the world with a number of innovative features, including

a state-of-the-art camera which

does a pretty good job of image

stabilisation. And then there's

wireless charging. Just put it

on there and it starts charging

without plugging anything in.

The trouble is, Nokia's got to

make its voice heard above all

the noise from Apple and

android. For all the hubbub

around the Lumia next week will

see plenty more excitement

about a new iPhone from Apple.

The coming month also be

crucial for Nokia. If Nokia

doesn't turn around their

mobile phone business, chances

are they will fade into

oblivion or irrelevance.

Nokia's investors weren't time

pressed by the new phones. Its

shares sank after the launch.

But its consumers will decide

whether the fallen giant can

rise again. To so other stories

making news in business. A

group of ANZ Bank customers has

won a High Court bid to be allowed to challenge the

legality of a wide range of

overlimit fees charged bit

bank. The case is part of

Australia's biggest class

action involving more than

170,000 customers from eight

major banks. Australia doesn't

make the top 5 in a new league

table of countries that are the

most effective use of the

Internet A global survey

launched by the Internet's

founder rates Sweden as No. 1

followed by the US, the UK,

Canada and Finland. Australia

comes in at No. 8, after New

Zealand. The survey looked at

many things, including

communications infrastructure,

regulations, content and

economic impact. International

lenders have suggested that

Greeks work six days a week to

help pay down the country's

massive debt. The unofficial

proposal has reportedly been

made by European authorities as inspectors decide whether

Greece has done enough to

justify more bail-out money. A

check now of the markets with

Martin Lakos from Macquarie

Private Wealth. Martin, stocks

are getting a bit of a tail

wind. Why is that? Good

afternoon. Up nearly 1% or 40 points which is probably

surprising most given the

overseas data on the Dow Jones

up about 11 point n and mixed

on Europe although no real

trend. The market may be

starting to anticipate some

positive news out of Europe

tonight where the ECB is

meeting. Maybe more on that

later on. Broadly speaking a

broad bush rally. Materials,

energy, industrials and

consumer staples and

discretionary are all up. The

banks laging a bit but still

up. The weakest sectors being

utilities and telcos and

notably Qantas up nearly 4.5%

on the back of that news on

that co-chair and joint venture

with Emirates. The markets

have been waiting for action on

European debt that could come tonight? There is a meeting by

the ECB. A couple of things

marketing are anticipating.

Firstly they'll cut official

rates from .75 to .5 that would

bring them in line well UK. But

what the ECB will do in terms

of supporting the euro and

markets. And of course, it's

all about a bond-buying program

that will lower funding costs

for the likes of Spain and

Italy. So we're waiting for

that. The next big speed bump

will be to see if the German High Court rules it constitutional for Germany to

participate in the changing

structures of both the ECB and

the ESM, these different

funding vehicles or

structures. Back home now, the

miners have been taking a

battering from the iron ore

price. How do you she that

playing out? Haven't they just?

We've seen the iron ore price

down about $09 a tonne down

from a high of nearly 160, 170

a tonne. We do see the iron ore

price recovering back to 110, 120 by the end of this year.

There is no doubt, down at

these sorts of levels, quite a

few of the Chinese iron ore

producers are are high cost

producers hand not making any

money at these levels. We're

seeing the same of these high

cost steel producers T may well

be the market will start to

tighten up over the next couple

of quarters there is it no

doubt the Australian iron ore producers have been hit very

hard on the back of these

weaker commodity prices

although copper remains fairly

solid around $3.45 a

pound. Thank you, Martin. To a

waitened see session on Wall Street. Traders hope for action

from the meeting. ECB tonight.

Leading jockey Danny Nikolic

has lost a bid to return to

racing while allegations that

he threatened Victoria's Chief

Steward are investigated. Last

night Terry Bailey told Racing Victoria's disciplinary board

that he made a report to police

after Nikolic threatened his

family. The jockey that's

lawyer accused Bailey of lying

and fabricating the

allegations. But the board said

allowing Nikolic to ride would

damage the image of racing and

undermine the stewards' authority. Formal charges

against the jockey are likely

to be heard tomorrow. An

earthquake measures 7.6 on the

Richter scale has hit the

Pacific coast of Costa Rica

killing two people. Trees were toppled, houses knocked down

and roads split as the quake

hilt the coastal province of

Guanacaste. The two dead were a

man and a woman who suffered

heart attacks. People rushed

out into the streets panic and

the quake was felt as far away

as the capital San Jose. A

tsunami issued for Costa Rica,

Panama and Nicaragua was late

err cancelled. A blaze has swept through a fireworks

factory in southern India

killing at least 40 workers and

injuring 60 more. Large amounts

of fire crackers and raw

materials had been stored in the building ahead of a series

of Hindu festivals. In South

Africa, scores of striking

workers have marched on a

platinum mine where thousands

of jobs remain in the balance.

There was a heavy police

presence at the site near

another mine where authorities

shot dead 34 miners last month.

And Europe's largest snake,

Bali the python, has been given

a health check at Chester Zoo

in Britain. It took seven

people to lift 309-year-old

snake which has grown about 5

cm in the past year. Swimmer

Matt Cowdery has become Australia's latest Paralympian by winning his 1 1th gold medal

in London this morning. The 2 2-year-old defended his title

in the 50m free style in a

world record time. Competing at

his third Paralympics, Matt

Cowdery went into the 50m

freestyle final tied on 10 gold

medals with sprinter Tim

Sullivan. He is the greatest!

25.13. New world record! His

11th Paralympic gold medal!

For his parents watching in

Adelaide and Cowdery himself,

the history-making swim

released the pressure. To hear

numbers every time you get out

of the pool it's getting closer

it's getting closer but to

finally have gotten there and

to do it in style tonight it's

phenomenal. With three races

left in London, and at only 23

years of age, Cowdery's

Australian record could take

some catching. Eight years

after winning the 800m in

Beijing, Victorian Richard

Coleman set his sights on more

success in the same

event. Coleman is in front!

Coal nan will win the gold

medal! Shock right now. Um ...

exhaustion. Relief. In the 4 x

100 relay, South Africa Oscar

Pistorius gained revenge for

his 200m defeat. Olivera to

come at Oscar. Pistorius gets

him this time. World record. The Brands Hatch

circuit was paved with gold for

Australia. 19-year-old

Queenslander David Nicholas won

the 16 kilometre time trial,

and Carol Cook a former swimmer

and rower was victorious in the

8 kilometre time trial. I've

been practising on a simulator for the course. I did

everything today that I

planned. Former Formula One

driver Italian Alex Zinadi who

lost both legs in a racing

accident 11 years ago won his

gold in his category of the

individual time trial A three

time medallist in wheelchair

bass bought Leisel Tesch

combined to take an unbeatable

lead in the Scud class. Her

mother died of cancer earlier

this week. The bark'n'crash of

wheelchair rugby is under

way. Oh Batt comes in! The

Steelers beat Canada in their

opening match. The Rollers

defeated Poland by 23 points to

advance to a semifinal against the USA.

China continues to dominate

the Paralympics, with 60 gold

medals.

Andy Roddick has said an

emotional goodbye to tennis

before being beaten at the US

Open in New York. 309-year-old

only announced he'd be retiring

during the tournament this

week. His loss to Juan Martin

del Potro in the round of 16

brought the curtain down on his

career where he spent 12 years,

at the top level. That is it.

Del Potro gets the win. Andy

Roddick is officially out and

his career is now over. After

the match, Roddick made an

emotional address. I really do appreciate and love you guys

with all my heart. I just

wanted to say thank you to my

family, my mom, my dad who are

up here. Thank you for

everything. I love you. Thank

you guys. Thank you. (Applause)

Roddick was a four-time Grand

Slam finalist but he only won

one title which was the US Open

back in 2003. Andy Murray is

still chasing his maiden major

victory and he moved one step

closer with a win over Marin

Cilic. Murray is expected to

have to face Roger Federer in

the quarterfinals. Police in

Los Angeles are investigating a

bank robbery with a difference.

The thieves never actually

entered the bank. Instead, the

robbers apparently kidnapped

the bank manager the night

before and tied what they said

was a bomb to her body. A device was strapped to the

woman peace body. She was told

it was explosives. And she was

ordered to go into the bank,

take out all the money. She

entered the bank and did as she

was told, throwing the money

out to the robbers, who's caped

with it. The Bomb Squad later

removed the device and blew it

up but it's not yet clear if it

was a genuine bomb. To the

weather now. The satellite

shows low cloud over Victoria,

Tasmania and southern New South

Wales, spinning ard a low and

bringing showers. A cloud band is crossing southern South

Australia with a cold front

causing showers and storms.

Patchy low cloud over Western

Australia due to cold winds in

the wake of the front is

causing a few showers in the

south. And the cold front will

cross the south-east tomorrow,

generating showers and strong

winds across Victoria, Tasmania

and the New South Wales ranges. An associated trough will

trigger some showers in

south-east Queensland. A high

will build in the south,

clearing skies in South

Australia, and WA. And the

forecasts:

That's the news for now on a

day when the unemployment rate

was 5.1% and Qantas and

Emirates announced a joint

ticket . There's continuous

news on ABC News 24 and also

news on-line. Our next full

bulletin on ABC1 is at 7pm. I'm

Ros Childs. Have a great

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