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This program is captioned live. This is Nine's News Hour with allelia Adams.Good morning, Matthew Newton has avoided jail time and a criminal conviction over a violent assault in a hotel in the US. He faced court in Florida overnight. Here is the latest. The threat of a US prison sentence gone, Matthew Newton can now move on. In the Miami court he wasn't expected to say anything, nor did he. Outside? Well it was just cheer lee wanted to get out of there. Can you tell us what you will say on the apology letter? His lawyer spoke on his behalf.We are very please said this case will be dismissed and the chapt sr over.At first he pleaded not guilt ebut then came the irrefutable evidence, the entire angry attack was caught on security video. It showed him arguing spiting and hitting Ariel Vargas. It was over in two minutes. The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and pay $11,000 5 compensation, white an apology leter and do gift hours of community service. Newton's battles with his addictions have continually got him into trouble both here in the US and in Australia. He has now umcompleted rehab and hopes to resurrect what was a very promising acting career. A Sydney coroner has handed down an open finding into the disappearance of toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui. She went missing seven years go. The coroner said the evidence does not absolve the family and has referred the matter to the homicide squad. We will cross for more details later. Just hours after NSW Police announced a review in the use of tasers, officers have used the device on a man in the city's south-west.Just after 11 last night police responded to reports of an assault here in Lakemba. A man was walking down the street when he was allegedly assaulted by a man for no reason. When police arrived, they allege he became aggressive, assaulting the two officers and pushing one probationary officer into a glass window causing it to break. They used capsicum spray to subdue the man but it failed. He charged an officer and they used their taser. He remains in hospital under police guard. The police commissioner said today that had police not had the taser, the situation could have been more serious for all involved. They may have been forced to use battens. Yesterday, police promised a review into taser use, after a coroner was scathing after the death of a Brazilian student, Roberto Curti in Sydney, who was tasered up to 14 times by police. The commissioner does stand by the use of tasers and said sometimes they can the safest option when dealing with violent criminals or the mentally ill.A home has been gutted by fire in Melbourne's north overnight. The flames stretched metres into the air. There were fears a woman was trapped inside at Preston mfrpbNational reports indicates adfemale inside. Crews put breathing apparatus and conducted a search but no-one was inside of the building.Security is tight in Adelaide this morning as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton prepares to meet SA's leaders. Morning, what is on Mrs Clinton's agenda?Well, first up on the agenda was to meet with the South Australian governor and premier at Government House. She is now on her way here to the teck port maritime facility. She is expected to take a tour of the facility and the South Australian Government are hoping she will be impressed by it because they are lobbying the US Government to do repairs on US Navy ships in the Pacific. She isict expected to catch up with friends who live in Adelaide. Really, this is the easy part of the trip to Australia. The more intense part of the trip was the defence talks in Perth with the Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister. Hillary Clinton described the talks as valuable and both agreeing to strengthen their defence ties between the countries. Hillary Clinton was quick to soothe any concerns China might have. She said it is important Australia and the US make China aware the Pacific is big enough for all of them.On another isue, Julia Gillard attended a community cabinet in Brisbane. How was the reception? She was received very well. A very happy affair for the Prime Minister. Unlike the last time she attended a community cabinet meeting in south- east Queensland where she was heckled and grilled over the education review. This time the audience anger Ros directed to the Queensland premier, Campbell Newman and the budget cuts he and his government are making. But apart from that, she took questions on everything from education and parliamentry standards. One audience members suggested the Prime Minister implement an antibullying strategy in the parliament to stop the personal attacks we have seen during question time. Very interesting idea there, Amelia.Yes, indeed. Thank you, we will check in with you later on. A man has been killed in a fire on the GC after a bloz tore through his mobile home. It is a tragic situation here at the Casino Village caravan park after a man died after his mobile home erupted in flames. The fire took hold just after 1 am. The fire brigade arrived to a plume of smoke. Residents said they were banging and yells of, "Get out.".We tried to fight it but we couldn't do much. By the time we were able to even try, the house was up in flames. The man inside the home is believed to be in his midto late 40s. Residents said he was a pretty unsuming man who liked to keep to himself. He had been here probably nearly 12 months. It is a long time for these renters, they don't stay long. Very quiet and kept to himself. He was a musician and played his guitar. IsThe blaze is so intense it has levelled the entire caravan. As you can see behind me, fire sw investigators are sifting through what is left to try to determine a cause. Heading overseas, there are fears of an out break of war in the Middle East. Tensions between aile and Hamas are at breaking point following the assassination of the Palestinian's group military chief and buraj of air strikes across Gaza. The Hamid Karzaiying the leader of the Hamas military wing. They call decapitation, aile's new campaign to kill the leadership of Hamas. Sorties of drones, F-16 jets and Apache helicopters targeted more leaders. Then they went after arsenal's long-range arsenal of rockets that are capable of hetting Tel Aviv. Aile claimed many had been hiding under buildings in residential areas, prepare ing pub lbpoing for the inevitable slaughter.The goal is to defend Israeli people and target and cripple those terrorist organisations responsible for the ongoing rocket fire.Gaza's hospital was expecting heavy casualties, confirming nine dead so far. The attacks come after two weeks of a steady escalation of missile launches from the Gaza strip into Israeli territory. Facing general elections in January, aile's politicians have been united iptheir calls for tough action. This operation goes further than just retaliation. Sky sources say it is a campaign to destroy Hamas which has run the Gaza Strip for five years.(SPEAKS FOREIGN LANGUAGE) The Zionist emomy has spilled our blood for years, men, women and children, it will end, God willing, with the liberation of Jerusalem.Hamas has declared this a war. Back home, doctors are warning anyone who watched yesterday's solar esclipse and now experiencing black spots in their vision to see their doctor. GPs say many people may have burned their eyeballs while staring at the sun, even those wearing glasses may have been at risk. Tens of thousands of people flocked to see yesterday's event. Around the country now for the weather:

Plenty more to come in Nine's News Hour, including devastating news for hundreds of Ford workers in the lead-up to Christmas. A man charged with attempted murder over a stabbing on the Gold Coast. And super-sized sign that Christmas is well and truly on the way.

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More than 200 workers at Ford's plants in Victoria are set to lose their jobs, less than six weeks from Christmas. Live now to reporter Alexis Daish who is at the car giant's Geelong plant. Alexis, what's prompted these job cuts? Good morning, Amelia. These four sackings come as a result of only 118 workers applying for voluntary redundancies when the head office announced them earlier this year. It is understood 212 people be affected, 70 from Geelong and 142 from Broadmeadows. Ford have arranged appointments to deliver the news. Some workers said they would prefer to find out over the phone but the company has insisted that every employee turn up for their designated appointment tomorrow so no-one is singled out. A few of the workers will be offered alternative positions within Ford but the vast majority will have to move on. This must be extremely distressing news for the workers? Understandably, the workers are devastated by the news. What is more, they all now face 24 hours of earn certainty as to whether this time tomorrow they will have jobs. Almost half of the 1700 odd workers who work across the two plants have been with the company for more than 25 years. Nout only is the plant a source of income but it is also their second home. We spoke to a worker who has been with Ford for more than 30 years.It means a lot to me. I have worked for Ford for 36 years.Ford have said tomorrow will be a nun production day and they confirmed there will be depru security on the premises -- extra security on the premises in case they are needed but regardless, it is a very sad day.Indeed. Thank you. A Queensland man has been charged with attempted murder following a fight on the Gold Coast home last night. It is alleged the two were playing pool in an oxen ford home when one man suffered stab wounds to the head chest and back. He was picked up by police after fleeing the home. The traditional Christmas tree has been erected at the Rockerfeller Center in New York. The driver took a wrong turn and ended up in a privately owned forest in New Jersey. The Norway spruce was planted in the early 1960s and will be lit up in two weeks time. Still ahead, the crack down on aggressive parents who turn up at school. Also, Barack Obama's first speech since winning back the White House, we are back in the US with more. And the secrets to white teeth, how they could be hiding in This program is not captioned. It's such a natural instinct to want to look after
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Victorian parents could soon have to meet a strict code of conduct. Principles will be given the right to face place bans on parents. Figures show parents are responsible for a quarter of all aggression towards teachers. The US President has held his first press conference since winning election last week. Good morning. First up for the President, the CIA sex scandal?I knew you were listening, Amelia. First question was about David Petraeus. The sex scandal that cost the CIA the head, the lead directer and the head command in Afghanistan. An investigation is also taking place into him and his involvement now. There are were tonnes of questions on this. When did the White House know? Should they have been told before the election? Was there a cover up? What information was given by Petraeus to the biographer and was national security an issue? They came thick and fast and this is what the President had to say.I have no evident at this point, from what I have seen, that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have a negative impact on our national security. Such an intriguing story. Also, the President addressed the attack which left four Americans dead in Libya?Yes in Benghazi. Four Americans killed, including the US ambassador. The information has come out there were warnings they could be in trouble and the Republicans have said all along not enough was done to protect the people. It was a huge election push from them. They said afterwards, Hurricane Sandy deflected a lot of these questions and answers and even had an impact on the election. Because Benghazi didn't come to thefore but it vaernly is now, the President talking a lot about the investigation. Smoowe got to get to the bottom of it and there needs to be accountability. We got to bring those who carried out, to justice. They won't get any debate from me on that.And the big issue, of course, for the President in the second term, the country's economy, that $16 trillion debt ciez, how did he tackle it?If you live here in the US, there are two words you are sick of hearing and that is the fiscal cliff. Everyone is sick of talking about it. It was a measure that was put in place, huge tax hikes and budget cuts to be put ipplace on January 1 to reform the tax code unless they come to agreement. They are saying it is so severe it would plunge the country into depression and tax the middle class out of existence. Everyone believes it can't happen but they are stuck on those earning over $250,000 a year with tax of 2%. The fiscal cliff, I hate to say it, the President is saying it could happen. We all imagine the scenario we could go off the fiscal cliff, despite the election, despite the dangers of, um, going over the fiscal cliff, and what that means for our economy.It, the other interesting thing to demcom out of this was natural disasters and climate change. The President saying natural disasters in the future from things like Hurricane Sandy, which I was at was $50 billion. They are coming thicker and faster, it could ruin the economy as well. So climate change is a real issue and he plans to put his stamp on that in the near future.Plenty of pressures with that. Researchers in the US have found surprising secrets to whitening your smile. They suggest heading to the kitchen. The perfect food for the perfect smile. To get the pearly whites extra white? Dental and drugstore treatments can be expensive.Awkward!But secret foods to make teeth sparkle? Actually, easy. They're already in my kitchen. Let's start with snacks, like some of your favourite fruits and vegetables. Apples, celery and carrots. They work by scrubbing your teeth clean with their crunchiness.They actually stimulate saliva in your mouth. The saliva will wash away plaque and discolouration in your teeth.Mint leaves said apparently contain mineral compound that can cover your teeth and protect from stains. Next, preventing stains. A great excuse for wine and cheese. Try snacking on cheese before you drink your wine. It coats your teeth with a film. Now for my expirplt, wine and teeth. My right front teeth have cheese, my left don't. Look what happens after a few sips of wine, there are purple spots from wine residue. Now for home remedies. Try rubbing the white part of an orange peal on your teeth, it can help reduce target accumulation. And now baking soda and lemon juice. It can be very abrasive and the lemon juice laz a lot of acid so if you are going to do this, it should be very limited.Are my teeth whiteer? You be the judge. But at least I ate healthy, had delicious hors d'oeuvres and fresh breath. Still to come, charges over Matthew Newton dropped. The final installment of the twiel series in movie screens across This program is not captioned. SONG: # Who knows
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Welcome back. These are the top stories. Troubled actor Matthew Newton has avoided a jail term over the assault of a hotel worker in the US. A coroner has handed down an open finding into the disappearance of toddler Rahma El- Dennaoui who went mising seven years ago. And jobs are being axed at the Ford plants in Victoria. Matthew Newton has managed to avoid prison time. The troubled actor was ordered to complete 50 hours community service and pay more than $11,000 US for aban assault on a hotel receptionist. His lawyer views his rehabilitation as a bargain chip to end the case.Our attorney's office has formulated a contract for defends accused for crime rbs where they defer for dismissals.It means he has no criminal record in the US. A Sydney coroner has handed down the findings into toddler Rahma El- Dennaoui seven years ago. Jane, good morning. Take us through the findings?Well, this is a very intriguing and mysterious case. As you said. The coroner said she was unable to find whether Rahma El- Dennaoui was still in fact alive or whether she passed away. She was always wanted to give the finding her parents had wanted, and that is the toddler was abducted from her bedroom by an enkpwoun person. She said she couldn't rule out the family had been involved in her disappearance and staged the abduction. She said there were no positive steps taken in the initial investigation to rule out their involvement. She said there were shortcomings in the police investigation in relation to another person of interest. This case will now be referred back Tamil Tigers NSW homicide squad. This is what the officer in charge had to say outside court.This is frustration in a long investigation like this. But as a police service we won't stop until we know what happened it Rahma.How have the family reacted this morning? Obviously, it must be disappointing for them the coroner has been unable to rule out they were involved in their daughter's disappearance. They have 11 children at home and another child on the way. What they wanted today were answers and they didn't get any. This is what Rahma's father, Hosayn El-Dennaoui had to say outside court.Last Saturday she was seven years exactly. We don't kpwot kpwo what happened to her. We -- don't know what happened to her and we like to know. We not involved, me and my wife, we done nothing to Rahma. At the end of the day we want to know what happened to her. We accept the situation but we want to know.If she were alive today, she would be 8 years and 8 month old. She has been missing for more than seven years. Sadly, it is possible, sadly, no-one will ever know what happened to her.Thank you for the update. More than to00 workers at Ford's Victorian plants will be forced out of the door tomorrow. The Geelong plant will shut down, leaving up to 70 staff without work. Another 140 employees will be axed from their Broadmeadows factory. More than 300 jobs will be lost. It is believed security has been called in to escort sacked workers from the property. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has mote with the South Australian premier and governor this morning on the second leg of her tour of Australia. Let's go to our reporter outside Adelaide's defence facility. Good morning, Mrs Clinton is due there any minute now?Yes, she is just moments away, Amelia. Her and her huge motorcade. She will start the tour here at the defence facility here, which is basically like a big ship-building centre. This is a really big deal for the South Australian government. They are hoping she will be impressed. They are trying to secure a contract with the US to do repairs on US Navy ships in the South Pacific. They will pitch it to the Secretary of State as a safe haven for the US Navy. Adelaide is her second stop on her trip to Australia. She was in Perth for defence talks with Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defence Minister Stephen Smith. She described the talks as valuable with both countries agreeing to strengthen our defence ties.What is next on the agenda this afternoon?Well, we understand she has friends here in Adelaide she is planning to catch up with later today. After that, she will stay the night in Adelaide. But she is heading off to Singapore first thing tomorrow morning where she will meet with Singapore's leaders. After that, she is off to Thailand to catch up with President Obama. His first overseas trip since his historic re-election a few weeks ago. It is likely to be Hillary Clinton's last trip to Australia as Secretary of State as she has indicated she will be stepping down early next year.A worldwind tour for her, thank you. Police have tasered a man in Sydney's south- west overnight, jurs hours after a review was ordered into the use of the device in NSW. Officers were called to reports of a fight in Lakemba shortly after 11:00. When they arrived, taman became aggressive and assaulted the officers. They say a constable was pushed into a window causing it to smash. A second officer tried to subdue the man using capsicum spray before an officer fired the taser. Crews were called to caravan park at Carrara at 1:00 as flames destroyed a mobile home, killing a man. The cause is unclear. Toyota has begun a massive purld wide recall after a problem with a water pump. More than 12,000 cars of, -- 12,000 Priuss are recalled in Australia. In a worstcase scenario, the drive shaft could cause owners to be unable to turn. Authorities in the US are trying to find a computer millionaire who is suspected of murder. This morning the manhunt is intensifying for the normer millionaire and recluse, John McPhee, on the run from police after being called a person of interest in the murder of his neighbour here in bur leze. 52- year-old Greg Fall was founded gunned down in her home on Sunday morning. Police say he has changed his appearance, dying his beard and hair black. He said he suloan.I am holed up in a a place where a matress has lice. I have

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He insists the Government here is trying to kill him. This reporter is the only journalist in contact with him.He said he wanted people to believe he was dangerous so people won't attack Himalayas or harm him.Despite that, Davis says the 67-year-old insists he is innocent. He first hid by the police by burying himself in the sand, breathing through a card board box.I am unable to move. That is

He made his fortune in the '80s, pioneering computer security but after losing all his $100 million fortune he moved to Burlese where he built a series of compound. He is an excentric millionaire. It is a strange and paranoid world he lives in. To get a better sense, we travelled here to track him down and found his house. It he had posted men to guard his compound. He always packs his gun someYes, he has his security guards with him. But this morning, police say they want to talk to him and are worried he has become unhinged. Two brothers who made headlines in the US after winning the lottery are now suspected of fraud. It is claimed the pair cashed in a skachy when they stole from one of their own customers. This morning, Andie claims he bought the ticket himself. And then waited six long years to split the money with his brother because he worried the cash would negatively affect his engagement to his girlfriend.I would have hoped that, at some point in the last six years, he be convinced she did marry him for love.Authorities say that is the first clue, love or not, no-one waits that long to claim $5 million.Waited until now.But they put out a detailed press release anyway, hoping it would lead them to the winner. Prosecutors are calling the brothers cheats and crooks, saying they swindled the ticket from a poor customer they call John Doe, a 49-year-old father of 2 who is on top of the world this morning. In oth 2006 he was cashing in the ticket, confused by the number of zeros.What he saw was a five and a bunch of zeros and made the mistake of trusting the bloke who sold him the tickpetThey told him he won $5,000, as apoised to $5 million and offered to pay him on the spot to avoid troubles with tax.For the last five years he has lived a very pedestrian life, struggling and working hard. I would be thrilled to death to see his life changed around.If convicted, Andie could face up to 20 years. His 36-year-old brother 15 years for grandany and conspiracy to convict fraud. In a statement, their lawyers told us they adamantly maintenance their innocence and have the strong support of family is friends. A woman who has mofred herself into a reallife barbie doll said her change is a result of diet and exercise. Her gorgeous legs and figure have made Barbie the blue- eyed blonde girls want to own. But a Ukrainian ballerina said she wasn't content to play with the doll, she wanted to look like her. So this 21-year-old blonde has transformed herself and in the process coted a controversy.She is passionate about looking like a doll. She is getting plenty of coverage for it. What message is it sending to young dolls?This morning she is fighting back, posing for these photos. Just look from the Idi-biddy waist to those dough-like eyes she looked every bit like Barbie. But in the article, she denies having cosmetic surgery saying there are plenty of video clips showing what I really look like. Some people spread rumours about me and retouch my pictures to hurt me. Her spokesman told us she has had a breast enhancement but other wez s with says she achieves her look through make-up. As for the figure, her spokesman says she lives on an almost-all liquid diet and credits mountain climbing to her keep her physique.If hoar goal is to get attention, it is working. For her part, she takes the criticism in stride.I don't take them too seriously. I am even flattered. It is what success is like. I am happy I seem unreal to them. It means I'm doing a good job. Well, going to some breaking news now, three workers are in hospital after a has mat incident in the city's north-west in Sydney. They were overcome by gas after working on a sewerage main in West Ryd epi. It is one of the most highly anticipated movie releases this year. 'Breaking Dawn Part II' is the final part of the twieltwiel saga. -- 'Twilight' saga..After years of being utterly ordinary, I finally found I can shine.The first thing to say, this is bigger, better, flashier and more expensive production than all others combined. It is a lavish, stylish conclusion to the love story that has captured the world.So beautiful... We are the same temperature now.Xrn Yes, it is the story of a young lady who would do anything for love. It has been quite a journey. Once again, Kristen Stewart is front and centre as Bella Swan who is now a wife, a mother and a vampire.Maybe a tad slower?And blink at least three times a minute.Her husband is rising to the challenges.You might not fight but I will, for the sake of my family but also for yours.Of course, there is a little girl growing up fast.She has morphed into a child.She was born, not bitten. She brings the 'Twilight' saga to a climax. As the half- humans half vampire is seen as a threat to their existence.They have done something terrible.And the Cullens are forced to raise as much muscle as possible to protect their eternal world.Enough people know the truth, maybe we can alter it. My family is in danger, I need your help.We will join you.We will stand with you.A lot of red eyes around here.I'll nev let anybody hurt you. -- I'll never let anybody hurt you.Time for the day's sports news. That salary-cap crisis is continuing at the Crows. 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It's been a night of firsts for the Socceroos in South Korea. Their 2-1 win saw a number of players make their international debuts. Nikita Rukayvytsya and Robbie Cornthwaite both opened their goal-scoring accounts for the green and gold. New faces for the Socceroos as coach Holger Osieck varied from the norm and the idea that looked to have backfired just 12 minutes in. And it is in the back of the net. Lee. The veteran!Even a furry mascot joined in on the home side's celebrations. South Korea had the claws out as James Holland wore one around the ears. Australia with the perfect way to get even on half- time.And that is a beautiful finish by ruck ruck, who celebrates his first -- Nikita.Hopefully it will continue.Azic Behich and Tommy Rogic became the latest pair to don the Australian jersey. But it was the late addition who broke the deadlock.Is it over the line? It is now. Through Robert Cornthwaite.Only called into the side two days ago, the Korean-based defender secured the Socceroo's first win on Korean soil in more than 40 years.Doesn't matter how they come, you going to take them. I was in the right place at the right time.Took the opportunity, showed they wanted to be out there and deserved to warrant a place in the squad. In the end you got the just reward.AFL now, and embattled Adelaide Crows chief Steven Trigg has pleaded for the football community to hear his club's side of the story before passing judgement in the Kurt Tippet salary-cap sandal. Trigg made a statement this morning, despite calls for him to resign before Monday's AFL commission hearing. Some of it's accurate, some of it it's inaccurate.Jumps just ask our people to be careful about taking all of that on board at the moment. Let's just go through the process next Monday, indeed, Tuesday, if it takes that and we will see where it goes from there.Trigg, the club and Tippett face several charges for alleged illegal third-party payments worth $300,000 pledged to Tippett in 2009. Adam Scott has made an impressive start to the Australian Masters at Kingston Heath. He's 4-under par through 13 holes, just one shot behind Tasmania's Kalem Richardson. Two international stars are in the field. US Open champion Graeme McDowell is even par. Ian Poulter tees off this afternoon. Shane Watson's return to the Australian side ahead of next week's second Test is looking doubtful. The vice- captain has been ruled out playing as a specialist batsman in Adelaide with Watson needing to recover from a calf injury and perform with the ball as an all-rounder.There are times that over the past 12 months, he has been considered in both roles and sometimes as a batsman only. But very much, at Adelaide, they are look to his bowling and his fitness around bowling.Mean time, Michael Clarke's unbeaten knock of 259 has seen the skipper soar to number four in the ICC's batting rankings, the highest of his career. The selection headaches continue for Robbie Deans. Rob Simmons has copped a massive eightweek ban for his danger tackle in Sunday's 33-6 los to France. The reserve lock ilwith be side lined. PAT McCabe has also been ruled out of the clash with scans revealing a neck strain. They are calling this the best goal ever. The 27-metre overhead special capped off a special evening for the Swedish captain. He scored all goals in the come from-behind win over England. The last was the pick of the bunch as Sweden celebrated the opening of their brand new national stadium. What a fantastic goal. That is our sport, have a great day. We will go to pictures just in the news room, Hillary Clinton has just arrived at Adelaide's defence hub. She is joined by state leaders who Federal Finance Minister, Penny Wong in her tour of the facility. If follows a meeting this morning with the South Australian premier and governor. Archaeolgists in Cairo have made quite a find, uncovering the 4,500 year old tomb of a princess. It was surrounded by other tombs, belonging to four high officials. They discovered several hieroglyphic inscriptions on limestone columns. Still to come, all the finance and the latest wert forecast. This program is not captioned. It's such a natural instinct to want to look after
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now. First to the satellite low pressure over the west and south is triggering showers and storms. A weak front is bringing cooler winds to Victoria and Tasmania. A high is steering south-east winds on to Queensland and NSW. Around the country today:

Brisbane can expect strong wind and rain on

-- on Saturday.

To finance news now, taking a quick look at the market numbers before we go. The All Ords are down in early trade, falling by 36 points. It follows an overnight plunge on Wall Street over Barack Obama's call to Republicans to accept tax increases for the wealthy.

That's Nine's Morning News. You can join me for more news at 4:30 this afternoon. I'm Amelia Adams. Hope to see you then.Supertext captions by Red Bee Media Australia.

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