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(generated from captions) Deadly day - up to nine members of a single family killed in a Gaza air strike. Historic visit - Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Burma. And rare inthrownment - Egypt's new Coptic leader ordained amid growing concern about his flock.

ANNOUNCER: From SBS, this is World News Australia. Good evening. I'm Janice Petersen. And I'm Anton Enus. Also tonight - big expectations - we'll explore the hopes and fears of Australia's Burmese community, in light of President Obama's visit.President Obama's visit to Burma is acknowledging the recent development, but it needs to be even more progress. And later - SBS scores a multimillion-dollar A-League goal, by securing free-to-air broadcasting rights. The Palestinian death toll from Israel's ongoing air strikes on Gaza now stands at 84, following its bloodiest wave of attacks so far in attacks so far in the conflict. In the fifth day alone, around 30 people have ne, around 30 people have been killed - the worst was an air strike on a residential building in Gaza City, killing at least nine members of the same family. The al-Dalo family was one of several living in this residential area. Now they're known by every family across Gaza for the wrong reasons. Locals and rescue workers scour the remains of the 3-storey home looking for survivors. What they found were bodies, many of them children. Israeli officials say they're investigating the strike. Across five days of bombings, around 20 children have been killed. Outside the al-Shifa Hospital, several others spoke to the media. thers spoke to the media.

As Israel prepares for a possible ground invasion into Gaza, the bombings have intensified. Among the latest buildings destroyed was the Abbas police headquarters. Diplomatic efforts are also gathering momentum, with UN Secretary-General Banith UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon scheduled to visit the region next week - news met with indifference by weary Gazans.

Gaza has also stepped up its rocket attacks on Israel. Local television shows missiles being destroyed over Tel Aviv, thanks to Israel's Iron Dome interceptor system. But a house in the southern city of Ofakim was hit. No casualties have

It was a very busy and scare a lot of civil here. We could hear loud blasts throughout the night. We're also hearing a lot of fire coming from Israeli ships that are on the Gaza coast, firing into Gaza. We also hear drones in the sky - those drones have been present pretty much throughout this entire time that we have been here, and since this all started. It's not just one, but several. Then oftentimes you'll hear the sound of planes, and then the telltale sound of an air strike, which is a loud, rattling boom, and then big tling boom, and then big plumes of black smoke. We have also been in neighbourhoods where we have seen rockets flying over our heads. Very, very loud. They often go four at a time. We've seen that several times over the past days that we have been here, and certainly we saw that happen four orfive times on our own with our own eyes yesterday - those rockets all pointed towards Israel, and then the sirens go off in Israel. They try to use the Iron Dome to knock them out of the sky, but people have been injured and killed there as well. So far, the death toll is quite high - 88 people have been killed over the past six days. When you look at the density of ook at the density of the population here, a lot of people are saying it's surprising, with the number of air strikes that have happened - 100 in one night alone - that there aren't more people who have died. Israel is saying it is trying to do very pinpointed, targeted attacks. We know it's gone after a lot of Hamas's infrastructure, such as its police headquarters, the Hamas headquarters, the Cabinet headquarters. We've seen those build dsionmologisted from these air strikes. There arologist neighbours where the air strikes have hit homes, hit buildings where people were living, and killed, in one case, a family of 10.CNN's Sara Sidner in Gaza City. The escalating violence has triggered more reaction from around the world. International diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire are under way. Israel says it's ready to expand the assault. At a checkpoint near Nablus in the West Bank, Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli soldiers. As the tension increases, so does the pressure from the international community to find a resolution. The Egyptian President is continuing his push, talking with Hamas in Cairo. In separate meetings, he may be discussing peace prospects, but the Prime Minister certainly is not.

The French Foreign Minister flew to Jerusalem to call for an urgent truce.

Earlier, he met with the Palestinian President, who wants to see Arab leaders ramp up the pressure on more foreign diplomats to intervene.

Speaking from Thailand, President Barack Obama said he'd been in touch with the leaders of Israel, Egypt and Turkey. He defended Israel, but warned that escalating the offensive will undermine any hope of a peace process.We are fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. And workplaces. And potentially killing civilians.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Cairo to personally appeal to each side for a truce. Although where and with whom he'll meet has not been made public. As high-level talks play out, so does more unrest. Egyptian student protesters burnt an Israeli flag in a pro-Gaza rally.

Go to SBS Online for more analysis and news on the Israel-Hamas conflict, including claims of millions of cyber attacks on Israel's state websites. US President Barack Obama has met with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Rangoon. her home in
Rangoon. In an earlier meeting with the country's leader, Thein Sein, President Obama discussed Burma's human-rights record, and the pace of its move towards democracy. The historic visit is the first ever by a sitting US president. Though Barack Obama's visit is scheduled to last just six hours, many in Burma are hoping his presence will have a lasting impact on Democratic reform. In what's being seen as a goodwill gesture by Burmese leader Thein Sein, it's been widely reported that 66 prisoners - two-thirds of whom are said to be political detainees - have been released to coincide with President Obama's visit.A commitment to working with us on human-rights dialogue can unleash the incredible potential of this beautiful country.After nearly five decades of isolation under military rule, Burma's leadership is keen for the country's political reforms to lead to economic reform and foreign investment.And we are committed to continuing to work very hard to try to strengthen the bilateral relationship so we can promote progress that will be good not only for this country, but for the region and the international community.Burma's most enduring link with the outside world - and many believe the driving force behind current reforms - has been pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Two years ago, she was released after having spent 15 of the previous 15 of the previous 21 years under house arrest. Now she's been allowed to work on the US President, and Secretary of State Clinton, to that home.The most difficult time in any transition is when we think that success is in sight - then we have to be very careful that we are not lured by a mirage of success, and that we are working towards genuine success for our people and for the friendship between our two countries.I was honoured to be the first president to welcome Aung San Suu Kyi come Aung San Suu Kyi to the White House. I'm proud to be the first American president to visit this spectacular country, and this spectacular country, and I am very pleased that one of my first stops is to visit with an icon of democracy who's inspired so many people - not just in this country, but all around the world.President Obama will deliver a speech at Rangoon's main university before flying out in a few hours time.

President Obama is due to fly from Burma to Cambodia this evening for the East Asia Summit. From Phnom Penh, SBS chief political correspondent Karen Middleton reports. The annual ASEAN meeting of South- East Asian ting of South- East Asian nations is under way here in Phnom Penh ahead of the wider East Asian summit, which will be here tomorrow. Among the ASEAN nations, there's tension over the situation in the South China Sea, and a range of claims over areas within the sea. They are trying to put pressure on China as a bloc to hold formal talks on the claims over the South China Sea. China is resisting. That has been taking up a lot of attention here today. In terms of the East Asia Summit proper, its value is that it's a body that deals with politics and security, not just economic matters. While it will be talking about forming a wide trade bloc around the East Asian region, it's the security talks that hold real value - it draws in countries like the United States, Russia, India, China and Japan, as well as Australia and New Zealand, sitting down alongside those South-East Asian countries. The President n countries. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving this evening - likewise, Prime Minister Julia Gillard. She'll be here for the talks and will pay her respects, first of all, to the late king Sihanouk, who has died recently in Phnom Penh - a much -loved leader. There will be a gala dinner tonight ahead of the formal meeting here tomorrow in the Cambodian capital. Karen Middleton with that update. A group of asylum seekers has faced court over charges relating to a riot at the Nauru detention centre in September. The men, who were mostly from Iran, say they weren't given access to proper legal representation. The lawyer representing the men was put forward just last night by a refugee advocacy group from Sydney. He said he had less than 24 hours to review their case.I tried to keep it simple and I told them that all it is that they will be given plenty of time to make sure that their defence is prepared well ahead of the hearing. I think, to some of them, I've managed to put the message across.The court was adjourned until next month, with a hearing likely xt month, with a hearing likely for February. SBS reporter Jeannette Francis was at the courthouse on Nauru. I'm here Nauru. I'm here outside the Nauru courthouse, where 14 asylum seekers have just faced the magistrate. 15 men have been charged all up - one was absent, said to be in hospital suffering the effects of a hunger strike. The men have been charged with wilful damage. They've been charged with rioting. This relates to an incident at the end of September here at the facility. When they lity. When they work walked into the court, some of the men looked sick. One said he had had his leg and rib broken by his leg and rib broken by security guards at the facility. The guards at the facility. The Department of Immigration says there's absolutely no evidence to suggest that anybody has had any broken bones. Inside the court, nes. Inside the court, they sat on one side of the court. They were looking fairly confused - obviously they weren't understanding what was happening. But there was a translator there translating from English into both Farsi and Arabic. If convicted, the men could face between 2-7 years in prison. Of course, the issue of legal representation here is a key one. There was a stand-off earlier, where many didn't want to get out of the bus because they didn't believe they had adequate legal representation. Eventually, a lawyer was appointed by the Refugee Action Coalition. The Department of Immigration says they're under no obligation to appoint lawyers for these men. We'll know more when the next court date rolls around, which is December 10. Jeannette Francis with that report from Nauru. Now a quick look at some of the other stories making news around the world. Thousands of people have paid their respects at the funeral of one of India's most controversial politicians. Bal Thackeray was the leader and founder of influential nationalistic Hinduf influential nationalistic Hindu party Shiv Sena. The 86-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after being in poor health for months. At least five people have died after an explosive device was thrown into a packed minibus in Nairobi. Kenya's Red Cross reported more than 20 people were taken to hospital with injuries. This is the latest in a string of attacks in nurobey, which are being blamed on Somali militants and their supporters. Egypt's orthodox Coptic Church has a new Pope for the first time in more than four decades. Pope Tawadros II has been inthroned in an elaborate ceremony in Cairo. He's become the spiritual head of the largest itual head of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. It's a time of rising fears about the community, in a country now ruled by Islamists. While the bells tolled outside St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo Sunday, a rare passing of power to -- took place inside, as the crown was placed on the head of Pope Tawadros II, completing the inthronement of the 1 18th Coptic Christian Pope.

The 60-year-old Tawadros was chosen earlier this month to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March after leading d in March after leading the church for 40 years. Tawadros now leads the church in a quantity I Christians account for 10% of the population in this Muslim-dominated Middle East, and takes over at a time of uncertainty. Coptic Christians had suffered sectarian attacks for decades. They have increased since the overthrow reased since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak last year.

None of this comes as a surprise to Tawadros, who had served as the Church's interim leader before becoming Pope.

A new leader and a new beginning, giving a renewed sense of hope for some here at a time, supporters say, people could use it.

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The Gillard Government and the unions are warning the Opposition will slash childcare subsidies if it wins the next election. Tony Abbott has released the terms of reference for a proposed Productivity Commission review of the childcare sector, which includes an examination of subsidies. Tony Abbott says it's not only these children who have a lot to learn...Hello!He says politicians need to ys politicians need to learn how to reform the childcare sector. The Coalition would launch a Productivity Commission inquiry if it wins the next election.A serious look at childcare, how we're doing it, how we're funding it, how we're organising it, is long, long overdue.Tony Abbott and his wife Margie - who runs a childcare centre - say the system was designed a generation ago, when most people ago, when most people were working 9 to fife. What they want the focus to be on is the debate about affordable care, quality care, and they want the pressures lifted from home budgets. The Childcare Minister says the Opposition doesn't have any ideas of its own.This is further evidence that Tony Abbott is great with a sound bite, but he's a policy weakling.But is he already embracing some he already embracing some policy changes? Mr Abbott won't hanges? Mr Abbott won't rule out altering the childcare benefit, or the rebate.I don't want to rule things out and put things off-limits.Taxpayer subsidies for nannies are certainly not off-limits.We do need to look at in-home care because, for a lot of people, that will probably be a good option.Tony Abbott says he wouldn't increase overall funding for childcare. erall funding for childcare. Labor and unions fear parents could end up paying the price. They argue Tony Abbott would cut taxpayer subsidies, pushing up the cost of childcare. They've warned subsidising nannies would lead to reduced support for families.If we want to extend schemes, there has to be new money. Where is Mr Abbott's proposal for new money? Deep cuts are what's going to happen.Will the childcare benefit remain? l the childcare benefit remain? Will the childcare benefit be cut? Will it be means- tested?Kate Ellis concedes childcare can be a struggle for parents, but she says Labor's tripled its spending on early- childhood education and care. Now to other stories in the news around the country. Victoria Police have confirmed a body found at a home in Melbourne's west is missing woman Sarah Cafferkey, and they're treating her death as murder. The homicide squad investigation will include an online dispute involving Ms Cafferkey shortly before she went missing on November 9. The Federal Government has extended a ban on a Dutch supertrawler fishing in Australian waters to two years. The ban will give a new expert panel time to determine the environmental impact of the FV 'Abel Tasman'. Its operator, Seafish Tasmania, is expected to challenge the Government's decision. And flying into history - the Air Force's C-130 Hercules have been workhorses for the RAAF for 34 years, including operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. They also played a vital role in the aftermath of the Bali bombings. Two of the Hercules made a final low- level flight over Sydney before being retired at the end of the week. A cultural ceremony has been revived at Erambie mission in Cowra to farewell Wiradjuri leader Isabel Coe. Ms Coe was one of the primary leaders of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, and a prominent land-rights campaigner. A warning to our Indigenous viewers - this report contains images of diseased people.

Isabel Coe was hailed as a true warrior and a hero for Aboriginal sovereignty by her people today, as they farewelled the Wiradjuri leader in a ceremony that hasn't been conducted for more than 100 years. The ceremony celebrated the pride and strong beliefs Isabelle had in her people and culture, as they sent her to join her ancestors, husband Billy Craigie, and their creator. It started when her brother, Les Coe, led 40 Wiradjuri leaders, men and boys, into it dance group. oys, into it dance group. Jenny Munro, her sister, gave a eulogy. Her niece Lorna Munro said there weren't enough English words they had to express their gratitude. A procession was itude. A procession was then led to Cowra cemetery by the young Wiradjuri warriors and the young women. Isabelle was one of the architects of the Tent Embassy, and a founding member of Aboriginal services in Redfern. She established the children's service.She was the most liberated black woman I've ever met in my life. When you talk about commitment and passion for a cause, and someone who was unselfish in her commitment to the cause, that was Isabelle.She believed in what she was doing. She'd never detour from her goals. She stayed firm and strong and truthful to the Aboriginal people. Footballers are role models. People like her, they're heroes.The ceremony will continue all day and into the night - it's said until the Wiradjuri warriors can no longer stand. rs can no longer stand. NITV's Nancia Guivarra reporting from Cowra.

As we've been hearing tonight, Barack Obama's historic visit to Burma today is aimed at encouraging more political reforms in the once- pariah state. His time there is being seen as the starkest illustration yet of Burma's emergence from decades of isolation and repression. Australia's Burmese community is optimistic the US President's visit will empower ordinary Burmese. There are more han 20,000 Burmese, many of them former political exiles and refugees, living here. Most of them are still not free to return home. President Obama's presence in Burma brings hope to a nation trying to shake off the shackles of 50 years of military kles of 50 years of military rule. Australia's Burmese community has been waiting for this day.We hope he will use all diplomatic, political and economic clout on the Burmese government to take further credible steps for genuine reform, such as the release of all remaining political prisoners. And the amendment of the promilitary constitutions. It's a very significant viz.s a very significant viz.Since Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, the US has made Burma one of its top priorities. Obama has pointed a permanent ambassador, pledged greater investment and, lifted some economic sanctions as Burma's new leadership introduces democratic reforms.Superficially, we can see a lot of changes. But on the ground level, there are so many things in a desperate situation, particularly poverty of ion, particularly poverty of the people and forced confiscations of lands for the farmers and the peasants, and the very silly activity of cronies in dealing with farmers, workers and so many ordinary citizens of Burma. This man helped settle Burmese refugees in Melbourne. The recent arrivals tell him the so-called economic reforms have had no impact. Those military regimes, local authorities, are still ruling the community and the cities, so people are going through the same hardship as before, and yes, President Obama's visit to Burma is acknowledging the recent development, but it needs to be even more progress.President Obama told the Burmese people today that the United States cares about them, and wants to play a major role in a new democratic Burma, however long it takes. however long it takes. The Burmese government has said it plans to invite the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to establish an office in the country, and open its jails to the Red Cross. One of the most important votes in the 500-year history of the Church of England will take place in London this week. The Church's general synod - its 460-member legislative body - will vote on whether to allow women to become bishops. If the Church votes in favour, it'll join many Anglican and episcopal churches around the world. Australia has three female bishops - the first, Kay Goldsworthy, was concentrated in Perth in 2008. That was 19 years after the United States and New Zealand had their first woman bishop. Katharine Jefferts Schori has been the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US since 2006. Its buildings are almost as old as its traditions. But this week, a lengthy debate on women bishops will finally be clarified. Francis Ward is one of the most senior women in the Church. Among the first women to be ordained a priest in 1994, she says the issue is one of relevance.The time now is right, and we really do need to take this step. We need to be a church that's speaking to the issues of the nation, and being there as the Church of England in this society today, and our credibility will be shot through if we don't pass this on Tuesday.It's two decades since the Church of England voted to ordain female priests. The rhetoric then, as now, was sincere, strident, occasionally scurrilous. The Church is now overwhelmingly accepting of that momentous move. Its congregations, at least, want the general synod to take another defining decision.Most of the congregation here, and indeed in the wider Church of England, are in favour of women bishops. The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned of turmoil in the Church unless the measure is passed. His successor is alsoive. That dut does not mean that Tuesday's vote will go their way.Some parishes opposed to women bishops are fighting for guarantees from the Church. They want their theological options nt their theological options recognised - promised they can be led by a male bishop even if the synod votes to allow women.I believe God created men and women equal, and that we've got different roles to play, and the ultimate leadership of both the family and the Church, which is the fam of God, should be taken by men. A complicated voting system - requiring supporters of women bishops to get two-thirds majority - is creating huge unsairnty over the outcome. Divine intervention has therefore been supplemented by phone calls, leafletting, and online petitions. In March this year, Genieve Blackwell became Australia's third female bishop. stralia's third female bishop. She's now the regional bishop for Wagga Wagga in NSW. Colombian government negotiators have arrived negotiators have arrived in Cuba for peace talks with left-wing FARC rebels. The talks in Havana are aimed at ending a 50-year conflict, which has cost tens of thousands of lives. Another casualty has been Colombia's economy. Life is hard for farmers, especially those who own properties just a few kilometres from FARC-controlled areas. Like many Colombians, they hope successful peace talks could usher in a new prosperity.

Jorge works the crops on his corn farm he has owned for three decades. Security concerns have prevented him from expanding and producing even more. TRANSLATION: We are at the border line of one of the most security areas of the whole country. I'm only 40 minutes from an area that is totally controlled by the FARC. We're here on the limit of where we can safely work.

Jorge's father and brother were both kidnapped by the FARC and not released until he paid two ransoms. Paramilitary move freely next to his farm. Because of the tenuous court situation, many large farmers have left the area, and the ones like Jorge who remain say they can't access more investment money to improve their production because investors consider Colombia too risky of a bet. The ag sector makes up 7% of Colombia's $330 billion annual GDP. Analysts say that could double with the peace agreement. The expansion of agriculture could be one ture could be one of the sectors that benefit the most from a resolution to the conflict.But in the countryside, they're less optimistic. These are rows of plantany trees. It's one of the key crops in this region of Colombia. Many of the farmers here who have been on the front lines of Colombia's armed conflict for many years now are very sceptical that any peace deal would bring them any immediate benefits to their lives or livelihoods. People like Dumar, who say the problems are more than the peace process can solve, and involve lack of investment by the government to help farmers government to help farmers like him. TRANSLATION: The guerrilla groups have been a disease for the development of our fields. But you can also add the difficulty that we farmers have to obtain credit to invest in ain credit to invest in our crops. The fact that we are -- we have products we can produce but cannot sell - that will not change with the peace process. Jorge hopes peace will bring far- reaching benefits to his region. TRANSLATION: If there was peace and more investment, I would change cattle pastures for agriculture and produce morjobs.A dividend these farmers are hoping to cash in, should the peace that is promised finally be realised. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reporting. The issue of land is high on the agenda for the Havana peace talks, which also include disarmament and restitution for conflict victims. High hopes, Janice. Indeed. Thanks, Anton. Australian football's governing body is hailing its new TV broadcast deal as the most important commercial agreement in the history of the local sport. The $160 million 4-year deal will bring the A-League to free-to-air TV for the first time to SBS. Not just any old day for Australian football.It's a bloody good day today!The former sleeping giant of Australian sport is awake, out of bed, out in the street, and now got some cash in his pockets.It's not quite in the league of AFL broadcast rights - five years for $1.25 billion - or NRL - $1.025 billion - but at $160 million over four years, this morn than doubles the present deal, where the FFA pays Foxtel $19 million a year. And the free-to-air component is seen as critical to leaping forward.All Australian homes who have access to free a Eyre will be able to watch the game, which is a terrific thing for audiences.Fox Sports will continue to show all games live, but Friday-night matches will be simulcast on SBS. SBS will also show finals matches on a one-hour delay, and all World Cup qualifiers on delay from now until 2017. Adding to the FIFA World Cup finals rights through to 2022. All sides say it was a good price.We are happy with the amount. We will be able to run the game.I think you can rest assured that they've got every cent we were able to provide. Achieved on already surging crowds dash up an average 32% so far this season - average TV audiences up 35%.I think the Del Piero and the marquee factor, and also the returning Australian legendary players - I think that's part of the by-product that the deal adds. The support that's come in the last few years financially has got the game to a point where, now, there's an uplift in value.But Frank Lowy stresses the extra money does not mean raising the A-League salary cap.If eague salary cap.If that is the signal, then there will be some tension with the players. Basically, they're the ones that have been responsible for the great start that the FFA have had.Otherwise, he says, it's an outstanding deal for Australian football.

Coming up next - on World News Australia - Craig Foster with sport, and - checkmate - as one of the tennis superpowers records a rare double. Also - the spotlight shines on a Montenegrin musical master.

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An Indian-owned British car-maker is moving into China. Jaguar Land Rover has signed a joint-venture deal with Chinese car-maker Chery. The vehicles will be made at a yet to be built manufacturing plant near Shanghai. China is now the world's third-largest car market. One of the best-known companies in Britain is setting up shop in China. It's built building a new factory there, in partnership with the leading Chinese car-maker, Chery Automobile. It'll produce some of the firm's topline models, as well as a new design tailor-made for the local market. Why is a car-maker based in Coventry so keen to do business in China? Well, just a few years ago, it sold hardly any cars there at all. Now, about 1 in 5 vehicles it produces has a Chinese buyer. In fact, since the start of the year, sales there have gone up by 80%. As China's vast population gets ever richer, there's plenty of room for growth. Jaguar land rove is still a small company. They need to grow in size quite dramatically, I think. China should help make that investment sustainable. It's important for the firm making important for the firm making a success of this.When it's built, s of this.When it's built, the new factory will be the company's first proper manufacturing base outside the UK. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Indian giant Tata, wned by Indian giant Tata, rejects suggestions it could start moving production away from Britain.We're very much seen as a premium British company. In China, the reason they are buying Jaguars and Land Rovers is because of that British heritage seen as a Western premium brand that people want to buy.Jaguar Land Rover isn't the only leading Western brand looking to China for growth, as traditional markets become increasingly crowded. With a population of 1.3 billion and a growing middle-class, there's unlikely to be a shortage of customers there any time soon. Chery is China's seventh-largest auto-maker, and the country's largest exporter of cars, minivans and SUVs. Are. Now to the Australian share market, which rose on optimism that fiscal- cliff negotiations are progressing, after US politicians met at the White House.

Time now for all the day's sport news with Craig Foster. Craig, all smiles here - big day, historic day for Australian football.Certainly is, Janice. all.Certainly is, Janice. The A-League will appear on free-to-air television for the first time next season, as part of Football Federation Australia's new 4-year $160 million broadcast rights deal. SBS will enter into a joint partnership with Foxtel, and will screen every Friday night an A-League game live, commencing in ague game live, commencing in July next year. We'll also broadcast all A-League finals matches and Socceroos World Cup qualifying games on a one-hour delay. FFA officials today welcomed the deal, which will deliver $148 million in cash to the game, with the balance in advertising and marketing.It's a big boost to the game's coffers. If you look at the strategic pillars that are in place for the FFA - national teams' excellence, financially stable A- League and reconnecting with the grassroots of the game - those are all things that are going to benefit from this money.Under the arrangement, SBS will screen a weekly A-League highlights show, which expires in July 2017.

weekly A-League highlights show,
which expires in July 2017. To further discuss today's major announcement, FFA CEO David Gallop will join 'The World Game' team on SBS Two from 9:30pm tonight. Sunderland overcame a 10-man Fulham. Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the receiving end of a 3-1 defeat, as the Black Cats ended a run of five games without victory. Martin O'Neill's Sunderland travelled to the capital in search of only a second EPL win of the season. Fulham was looking to protect one of the top flight's most impressive home records. Martin Joel's side looked bright going forward early on. Just past the half-hour, the cottages were reduced to 10 men.

The first card - it's a red.Things got worse for the hosts just after the half-time interval.

Socceroos stopper Mark Schwarzer was in the thick of the action.A fine save by Schwarzer.The save appeared to rouse the home side, who found e home side, who found an uclikely leveller.

But that effort proved only a brief respite.2-1, Sunderland!Schwarzer again helpless, as Sunderland wrapped up nd wrapped up the win late on.Can he seal it? Oh, fabulous! That is a fantastic kick!The Black Cats climbing three points away from the relegation zone.

To the NRL - the South Sydney Rabbitohs have assured fans of the club's stability, despite actor Russell Crowe espite actor Russell Crowe looking to sell his part-ownership stake. While officials confirm Crowe intends to dispose of his 37.5% share in the club, chief executive Shane Richardson moved to allay fears over the team's future in South Sydney. The club's CEO today saying he's confident the Rabbitohs will remain in Redfern and won't be sold off to interests on the Central Coast or Perth, despite recent speculation from former player and coach George Piggins. Guarantee it. Guarantee, ironclad, not even a question mark, in any way, shape or form, and I'll give this commitment - the day that we made that decision, Shane Richardson wouldn't be here.Crowe, who in 2006 took a 75% holding in the club with businessman Peter Holmes a Court, says the Rabbitohs are in a strong financial position, despite his recent decision. To tennis - fresh from its Fed Cup success a fortnight ago, the Czech Republic has secured a rare team double, after the men's team won the first team Davis Cup crown since gaining independence in 1993.

since gaining independence in 1993. Radek Stepanek defeated 11th-ranked Nicolas Almagro to win three rubbers to two. The Czech Republic became the third country in two twenty-two years to win the Fed Cup-Davis Cup double. Stepanek showed great touch at the net. His defensive skills were also apparent, coming from 4-2 down in the second set to win the tie break. After nearly four hours, Stepanek sent the crowd, and his team-mates, into raptures, securing his country's first Davis Cup since winning as the former Czechoslovakia in 1980. The race for the Formula 1 World Championship will go down to the wire, after Lewis Hamilton took out the United States' Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel, who placed second in the US, is now 13 points ahead of his nearest rival, Fernando Alonso. The German requires only a podium finish in Brazil next weekend to guarantee a third straight World hird straight World Championship. They say everything's bigger in Texas, and the Lone Star State put on a show - huge crowds and perfect weather. The inaugural running that Circuit of the Americas led off the line by championship leader Sebastian Vettel.Away we go! Sebastian Vettel gets a decent start! Mark a decent start! Mark Webber already alongside Lewis Hamilton!Webber claimed second, but the Englishman wasn't allowed about to lie down. His second attempt at a pass was a success.Hamilton passed Webber! The beginning of the end for Webber, who got this bad news from his pit crew.KERS has failed.Not again... And pulled out moments later. His run of 59 races without a mechanical failure over. Hamilton was hunting down the world champion, and with 14 laps to go, he made his move.

Lewis Hamilton moves into the lead! It was the race's defining moment - the dual world champion losing his grip on the race, and never able to catch Hamilton. The 27-year-old claiming his first win since early September. Lewis Hamilton sees the chequered flag and wins in Austin!This has been a long, long time since I've had a win. I'm just so proud of the work the guys did. Grateful for the support we've had.Vettel's second- place enough to wrap up a third straight constructors' title for Red Bull.Thanks to all of you. It has been a great year. Now we've got another stage coming up in Brazil.Alonso and Vettel to go head to head next weekend for the ultimate prize.

head to head next weekend for the
ultimate prize. That's the day in sport, guys. As you can see, there's a lot of smiling around here. Football returns home. Of course, to have local football to have local football on here, particularly with the Socceroos for every kid the Socceroos for every kid in the country to be able to watch their heroes free is just wonderful. That A-League game on a Friday night next season - tell you what, that's gonna be huge.Can't wait.Be great.A win all-round. Thanks, Fozz. Coming up - the weather, and the Montenegrin on a mission to make classical guitar popular again. guitar popular again.

Authorities are warning south-east Queensland residents to brace for more thunderstorms, as they clean up from the weekend. Those storms left thousands without power and caused widespread damage, as we go to the forecast

as we go to the forecast now. A trough is triggering a few storms to the Tropics. Authorities have released a fire warning for South Australia ahead of hot northerly winds blowing across the

across the state. A low is bringing showers to areas of eastern NSW. In the major centres - fine for Sydney and Canberra. A few showers in Hobart and Melbourne. And thunderstorms for Perth.

From a country with no tradition of classical guitar, a young Montenegrin boy had a big dream to play on the stages around the world. Rising against the odds, Milos Karadaglic is now an international star of classical guitar, and is in Australia for his first national tour.

He's been called "the new hero of classical guitar" - from an unlikely start in Montenegro.I really, really couldn't play any football, you know? (LAUGHS) I wasn't happy about that. So I had to find something which I was good at.He h I was good at.He found what he was good at when he chanced upon a broken guitar in his family home.For many years, I played that guitar - even though it wasn't the appropriate guitar. At that time, our country had more important things to were a eabout.When his country was surrounded by conflict in the late '90s, he made a bold decision to leave to pursue a career.So when I was 16, I decided to take fate into my own hands, and I heard that the royal academy of music in London was the best place to study classical guitar. There was a thing that said you could send in an audition tape d in an audition tape if you were unable to make the audition. I recorded myself without telling anybody.He was accepted and, after studying, had a fast rise to the top. He's won several prizes, including being named this year's breakthrough artist at the Classical Brit Awards, and his recordings have been number one in the US, UK and Australian classical charts. After an international tour taking in North America, Europe and Asia, Milos has arrived in Australia for his first national concertia for his first national concert series. He'll be performing Latino songs - the music he first heard all those years ago in Montenegro.Now when I go back negro.Now when I go back to Montenegro, I see that the classical guitar department is bursting with students, and everybody wants to do guitar, and everybody thinks that classical guitar is cool and that this is for them. I'm very proud of that. Making classical guitar cool not just back home, but around the world.

Recapping our top stories now - the Palestinian death toll from Israel's ongoing air strikes on Gaza now stands at 84, following its bloodiest wave of attacks so far in the conflict. US President Barack Obama has met with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San mocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Rangoon. And Football Federation Australia has announced a new rights deal that will see live A-League games broadcast here on SBS. That's the world this Monday. More news at 10:30. You can get all tonight's stories online, news around the clock on our website, the clock on our website, and follow us on Twitter. Goodnight. Goodnight. night.
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The winner of the SBS Cycling Central elite female road cyclist of the year is - Rachel Naylin. (APPLAUSE)

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