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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. The bitter finish to the parliamentary year.It is unbecoming of a future Prime Minister of Prime Minister of this country.This morning he went out and accused me of a crim. Back it up or shut up. Anger boils over as Egypt's judges move against the President. Press inquiry countdown - British newspapers sweat British newspapers sweat on the Leveson findings. And calling stumps on a remarkable career - Ricky Ponting declares his innings closed.Well, I've given previous my all. You know, it's been life for 20 years. So, not much more I can give. VOICEOVER: From SBS this is World News Australia.Good evening. I'm Janice Petersen.And I'm Anton Enus. Tonight - interviewed in asylum. Julian Assange faces tough questions. Adjust as Ecuador reports that the President of Ecuador...Seriously, seriously. Let me finish for my viewers, and you can go ahead and rip it apart. The PNG Prime Minister tells SBS of plans for a permanent processing centre on Manus Island. Egypt's highest court upped the ante in a power struggle with President Mohammed Morsi. The Constitutional Court will soon rule on whether to dissolve the Islamist-led assembly that Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect. The assembly is rushing to finalise a draft constitution which is at the centre of Egypt's political crisis. Mohammed Morsi's opponents clash with security forces in a sixth day of protests. Egypt's judiciary piled pressure on the President - the highest appeals court now on strike, the Constitutional Court defiant.

On Sunday the court says it may dissolve Egypt's constituent assembly, the stituent assembly, the Islamist body charged with drafting the constitution at the heart of this crisis.

But President Mohammed Morsi is also standing firm. He senses a move against the assembly - a group accused of moving towards Shariah law at the expense of civil rights - a draft constitution expected as soon as tonight. That would allow Mohammed Morsi to call for a referendum, circumventing the court. If this escalates the power struggle with the judiciary he wants to override, he talks of steering the national ship through a transitional period. In an interview with 'Time' magazine, the democratically elected leader said:

And the former engineering professor scoffed at claims he wants to become a new pharaoh. "Can I be, I have been suffering personally." His spokesman stressing that his opponents would get a hearing.He has an open-door policy and he will meet and discuss clarity.Muslim Brotherhood supporters, who marched in Alexandria flagged another rally in Cairo, raising the prospects of clashes with ts of clashes with oppositition forces camped there. Tomorrow promises to be a historic day at the United Nations. Most t the United Nations. Most of the UN's 193- member countries are expected to vote in support of elevating the Palestinian's diplomatic status. Australia will abstain, and the United Kingdom may also not vote. The US made a last-ditch attempt to convince the Palestinians to drop the idea.Eight days after the end of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians are welcoming the historic are welcoming the historic vote. "It's time to establish a state on Palestinian land", says this man Israel described the vote as an exercise in futility.Frankly I don't understand the Palestinian leadership. They boycott Israel, they refuse to talk to us. Who will they make peace WI therefore formally declare Israel admitted to membership in the United Nations. In 1947 the UN voted to partition Palestine. Now on that anniversary the General Assembly will decide whether to elevate the Palestinians to non-member observer status. It's more than symbolic, Palestinians will be able to participate in UN debates and seek to join UN agencies. It may also strengthen Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and counter t Mahmoud Abbas and counter the Mill tancy of Hamas. Like Israel, the US is firmly opposed. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met the President to try to convince him that UN recognition will not help to reach a peace agreement.We are not here to confront the Americans or Israel. We are here to reinstate the two- state solution on 96-79.Britain will not oppose the new status, as long as the Palestinians seek negotiations with Israel, without preconditions, and that it won't pursue Israel through the International Criminale International Criminal Court.This would be consistent with our strong support for the principle of Palestinian statehood, but our concern that the resolution could set the olution could set the peace protest back.69 years since a US vote on Palestine led to a conflict which exists on this day. There are doubts that this new vote will help bring about peace. Still in the region, and two car bombs exploded minutes apart in a Damascus suburb, killing 45 people at least. The blasts started an area Populated by Christians and Druze, minority groups that have mostly supported the Syrian regime. The first bomb detonated in a car in a parking lot and the second when bystanders rushed to the site. No group claimed responsibility for the blast. The parliamentary year wound up in fiery debate, with the Opposition Leader accusing the Prime Minister of breaking the law when she worked as a lawyer, and Julia Gillard demanding he apologised.Tony Abbott seized on allegations published in today's newspapers, to accuse her of conduct unfit for a Prime Minister. She said she has done nothing wrong and he is the one who should lose his job. Last day of parliament - things got a little heated - literally and politically.If the Prime Minister had any respect for the parliament, for the Australian public, for the Labour caucus, she would resign as Prime Minister today.I think those statements are absolutely ridiculous.The Opposition Leader went further.She misled the Western Australian corporate affairs commission and that is obviously a very serious matter. That would certainly appear to be in breach of the law.Today's newspapers contain previously redacted sections of an interview then lawyer Julia Gillard had with her employers at Slater & Gordon. The newspapers -- newspaper alleges she wrote to the Corporate Affairs Commission backing the bonafideies of a fund set up by Bruce Wilson, and his offsider, Ralph Blewitt. From that association, the men set up a slush fund from which money was misappropriated. The letter has disappeared. On Monday the Opposition asked:Will the Prime Minister confirm as a at partner of Slater & Gordon she wrote to the Commission in 1992 vouching that the association complied with the legal requirements even though she knew it did not.The claim has been made. No congratulations has ever been produced.They think they have a smoking bazooka going on. When they pull the trigger, they have a pop gun.Itch The Prime Minister fired back.She has been involved in unethical conduct and unlawful behaviour. At the very least this is conduct unbecomingism let's have the judicial inquiry that will get to the bottom of this whole squalid affair.Conduct unbecoming. That is where he's backed off to. This morning he went out and accused me of a crime. Back it up or shut up. The government is drawing parallels with Malcolm Turnbull's 2009 call for then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to resign, based on allegations by Treasury official God win grech, found to be false.I'm not going to give Tony Abbott advice on leadership matters. He's handled the leadership of the party very well.Tony Abbott asked how Julia Gillard could claim she was not involved in incorporating the association.As I had said on numerous occasions - I did nothing wrong in this matter.Parliament rises tonight until February. Our Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton joins us from Canberra. Another turbulent day and quite a week in parliament. What was the end result?That's an excellent question. We heard the Prime Minister challenge the Opposition Leader to back up his claim that she committed an offence. He really didn't do that. On the other hand he put specific questions, like wise Julia Bishop put specific questions to Julia Gillard about the way documents were witnessed, as a lawyer. She answered in general terms, sake she witnessed thousands of documents and she had done nothing wrong. We pretty much ended the week where we started it. We head into an election year. That's a new ball game. Many thought the Government wouldn't get to this point. How does the ledger of achievement back up?The government would say they had their carbon tax introduced, and some heat went out of the debate that was better for Julia Gillard's fortunes. They introduced their legislation for a National Disability Insurance Scheme, and are moving ahead with plans to overhaul schools' funding. There are questions about the way that there be paid for. On the foreign affairs front - they secured the G20 meeting for 2014. They have the UN Security Council seat. They have done well. On the downside, there's the problem with live cattle with Indonesia, causing a huge problem. It wasn't all roses. They have avoided losing major significant votes, mostly by pulling the votes and not having them introduced. The key one is Malaysia. They lost a speaker. The key vote was Malaysia, and the legislation was not put forward. The asylum issue is the overhanging problem for the government next year.Interesting times ahead. That's Karen Middleton in Canberra.As Karen mentioned, it has been a busy day. Busy last sitting day for parliament the the Prime Minister introduced legislation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the lower house passed the bill, regulating poker machines, it was amended to delay the rollout of machines allowing players to limit losses and postpones the start of the voluntary precommitment system. Although those reforms are less than what might have been, much less than what had been agreed to after the '10 election, less than what we hoped for, it is important to celebrate the success we had. Clubs Australia says the amended legislation is a fast grost on Andrew Wilkie's earlier proposal -- improvement on Andrew Wilkie's earlier proposal. A Senate Inquiry acknowledges that the Newstart allowance is inadequate, but stopped short of it being increased. A $50 boost to the payment has been called for, despite the government reigning in spending. The long- awaited findings into the way the British newspaper industry should conduct itself should be published. It was ld be published. It was sparked by the phone hacking scandal which engulfed News Of The World. British Prime Minister David Cameron has seen the report, 1,000 pages, and is formulating a response. After brafl meeting Amir of Kuwait, the British Prime Minister was locked -- briefly meeting the Amir of Kuwait, the British Prime Minister was locked behind doors to look at his copy of the Leveson Report. Later in parliament he gave no indication as to how he would respond when the recommendations were releaseed tonight.The status quo does not just need updating, it's unacceptable and needs to change. Ministers are divided.Those that should be upper most in our minds are the victims of the media. A free press is a counterbalance to a strong state.There is some optimism.I think we should try to work across e should try to work across party lines on this issue.I hope we can washing on an all-party basis. This is a once in a generation opportunity for real change.That change is what the Leveson Report is meant to address. The current system of self- regulation failed. Government regulation has been rejected by all main political parties. Independent regulation seems to be in favour, but what exactly does that mean and will there need to be a new law to enforce it? Actor and phone-hacking victim, Hugh Grant, has led a campaign calling for a free and accountable press.A You YouGov poll suggestions that 80% of the population backs an independent regulator. Enough of us say enough of the press regulating themselves. Conservatives and newspapers hold the view.Regulation of the press is like pregnancy, you are either pregnant or not pregnant, you have state regulation or you don't. There's no alternative third way. Mr Grant wants cross-party action now to avoid procrastination by David Cameron before the issue is swept away by the next election. That is what a Statesman would do. This is a test for the Prime Minister.It's hoped a response can be formulated to end what is seen as an all-too cosy relationship between policitians, newspapers and police. And now a quick look at some of uick look at some of the other stories making news around the world. Rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have started pulling out of key downs they captured from government troops, a military leader of the group M26 says fighters intended to abide by an ultimatum agreed upon by the neighbouring countries, a spokesman for the Congolese confirmed the withdrawal. BP has been banned from picking up contracts from the US Federal Government.s from the US Federal Government. The ban was imposed weeks after BP paid a record $4.5 billion fine for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The suspension does not affect existing contracts. And Burmese security forces cracked down on protesters occupying a copper mine. Buddist and local villagers were injured after defying a government order to leave. They say the mine project yeahated health and environmental problems. Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to visit the mine to hear grievances. There are fears for the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He is said to have developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant Med equal attention. Ecuador's envoy to Britain says if he doesn't leave The Emerald doesn't leave The Emerald City soon, his condition could get worse. For five months Julian Assange has been holed up at The Emerald City in London. His contact with the outside world limited to a Balkany appearance and media interviews. I'm not here to - I'm not here to talk about the - all Government... I'm trying to ask you a relevant question.I'm not here to talk about - I've heard it.The WikiLeaks founder is said to suffer the affects of stress. Now the effects of confinement. Ecuador says he has an ongoing lung infection made worse by his living conditions.

He says Julian Assange received visitors after embassy staff finished work. Julian Assange sought protection from Ecuador in June, to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted on sexual assault allegations. He was granted asylum two months later, but not given safe passage out of Britain. If Julian ut of Britain. If Julian Assange leaves the embassy, he faces arrest and extradition to Sweden, where he could be handed over to the United States, and prosecuted for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents. Ecuador says it is waiting for a meeting with top British officials to discuss Julian Assange, whose condition, it is said, won't be helped by the approaching cold and dark London winter. An International police investigation has uncovered the largest theft of credit card information in Australia's history. A Romanian syndicate is accused of hacking the details of tens of thousands of credit cards, costing Australian banks more than $30 million. The syndicate was broken after a 17-month investigation. This is the moment when police raid the syndicate. This footage, shot by Romanian police, shows authorities discovering cash, computer servers and guns. Seven men have been charged with organised crime offences.As a result of this activity, criminal syndicate operations have been terminated.The investigation began in June last year when a bank noticed suspicious transactions. Police found credit card information had been stolen for up to 100 systems.This is a breach of systems of Australian retailers. The systems found a flaw in retailers' security. It potentially gave them access to the details of half a million Australian cards. They were using the credit card details to either create false credit cards and sell them, or to sell the credit card details on line for others to commit the frauds with. commit the frauds with.Tens of thousands of Australian cards were misused arounded world.Approximately 30,000 are confirmed to have been used in fraudulent transactions, amounting to approximately $30 million.Retailers upgraded their security.The vulnerability has been patched and we haven't had recent compromises in Australia. Banks and credit unions repaid around $30 million to customers. Some may not have noticed cards have been misused.If you see something unusual, let your bank know.There's the risk of further fraud.Credit card details may be out in the environment.The banking card consumers will not be out of pocket. On the eve of his 168th test match and after more than 13,000 test runs, Ricky Ponting is pulling up stumps on his career. Tomorrow's Perth test will be his last. SBS's Western Australian correspondent Ryan Emery joins us live from the WACA ground in Perth. Ricky Ponting may have held it together for the cameras today. I understand he was a bit more emotional in private.Yes, Ricky Ponting admitted that he wanted to tell his fellow team-mates a lot about what the game meant to him and why he was leaving, but he was overcome with emotion and was lost for words. It's unusual to see an emotional Ricky Ponting. His team- mates saw another side today. When it came to the press conference, the 37-year-old managed to compose himself and explained about why now, on the eve of his 168th test was the time to say goodbye.As I said all along, you know, I continue to play the game as long as I felt I could contribute to wins and play well enough to help the team win games. Over the last couple of weeks, I think my level of performance has not been good enough to do that. I know I have given cricket my all. You know, it's been life for 20 years. So not much more I can give.So we can expect to ve.So we can expect to see some packed crowds or packed house down here at the WACA over the next five days as crowds gather to say goodbye and send Ricky Ponting off in style.Indeed. Thanks, Ryan. We'll have a look back at Ricky Ponting's brilliant career later in sport. This is World News Australia on SBS. Up next - wild winds, heatwaves and fire bans. The extreme weather leaving Australians seeking respite. Shortly, seven marathons in seven days - all in a week's work for a Scottish runner. Two cultures, an historic site and a centurys

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A severe heatwave is bearing down on large parts of Australia - prompting health warnings from health officials. The east coast is sweltering as temperatures pushed the 40 degree mark and meteorologists warn it is going to get hotter. In the west Perth has been lashed by storms and gale force winds, which claimed the life of one person so far. Perth was buffeted by heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 125km/h. It brought down powerlines and lifted roofs. A man died lifted roofs. A man died in Wahroonga south of Perth, after a tree fell on a caravan park during the storm. Over east it was severe weather of a different kind - a heatwave slowly moving across the country, bringing scorching weather. Today Victoria and South Australia bore the brunt. Temperatures are likely to peak in the mid 40s today, in those parts. Then tomorrow we are likely to see temperatures into the 40s through much of NSW.Northern Victoria saw the worst of it with temperatures reaching 45 degrees in Mildura. The city's hottest since 1980. It forced farmers to abandon harvest. It's getting too hat for the machines. Fire risk is too risky. We'll knock off and have the afternoon off.Many headed to the beach for relief, or those inland - the rimp. In NSW, heading to the beach does not -- river. In NSW, heading to the beach doesn't necessarily cause relief. The hot conditions created conditions for a toxic algal bloom, like the one that shut down a few beaches in the eastern suburbs this week. The red tide is on the move and has seen other beaches shut down, like this one in Mona Vale. A few people decided to take their chances anyway. The state will get hotter tomorrow, and Emergency Services warned residents to prepare. Heatwave is responsible for more deaths and trauma than natural hazards. We activated the state heat plan.Relief is on its way. When the change comes through it's likely to be associate with decent showers and storms.In the southern states the cool change should arrive by tomorrow morning. NSW and south-east Queensland will smoulder well into d will smoulder well into the weekend. Dr Helen Szoke resigned as Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner. She'll take on a new role as Chief Executive of Oxfam in February. Helen Szoke began her work with the Commission in September last year. Imagine setting out to run seven ultra marathons on seven continents in seven days. That is what Andrew Murray set out to do. It turns out he didn't meet that goal in Sydney today - goal in Sydney today - he exceeded it, by running around the world in five days. Surely someone who steps off a more than 14 hour flight into Sydney, taking on the the time to reset his watch before going for a run must be a little crazy.It's a fair point.Especially when you consider that Scotsman Andrew Murray set off on a 50km run the same distance he has done every day on a different continent since starting in Antarctic five days ago.It's been a fantastic experience.A 7- continent journey from the Antarctic, South America, north to Atlanta, across the Atlantic to London, on to the pyramids, Dubai, and on to Sydney, 41,000 kilometres of flying to be able to do this. Andrew Murray is aware of how crazy this all sounds, setting out to run 3,500 kilometres. As the Scottish Government's physical activity champion and a medical doctor, he has his reasons.To draw attention to the benefits of physical activity for health. 30 minutes much activity - that can be anything, walking, running, cycling - can give 30% off a premature death.How he chose to illustrate it is physically and mentally punishing.Run 4-5 kilometres every other day you experience aches and pains. Run 50 kilometres on several continents, lack of sleep is a chance.The only chance to sleep is sitting up in the air.Someone next to me snored like a rogue elephant. Running on 10 hours of sleep in five days is mind-boggling. Spend time on the road with Andrew Murray, you get a glimpse of what keeps him doing going.Every single day there's times I want to give up. Part of it is recognising that you have the opportunity to go to amazing places. y to go to amazing places.Andrew Murray reached the end of that journey with a smile on his face and a resolve to stop running.Ready to do it again? Definitely not.But with a hope he inspired others to get up red others to get up and exercise - even if how he did it seems a little crazy.

In 2001 the Howard Government set up a detention centre on Papua New Guinea Manus Island as part of the 'Pacific Solution'. From July 2003 it held just one asylum seeker, until he was granted asylum in 2004. The centre was finally shut down in 2007. Last week the first 19 people, including four children, were transferred to the island under Labour's revamped policy. They could be held there for up to five years. Now PNG's Prime Minister wants to make the Manus Island processing centre permanent and told SBS's Kathy Novak that Australia is on board.I believe strongly that original processing centre is necessary in Manus. This is crucial and increasingly becoming more relevant when we have a huge illegal migration taking place in Papua New Guinea, and the rest of the Pacific Island countries. Papua Island countries. Papua New Guinea and Australia must take the leadership in establishing a long-term processing centre in Manus and I'm glad to say the Australian government is agreeable to that, and we are, together, going to look at a site in the Manus province. The asylum centre, the temporary centre that we have now is based on a Naval base. It is a temporary arrangement. We will transfer that to when the permanent centre is in place.How soon do you think a permanent asylum seeker processing centre could be up and running? Sites have been identified. I visit them in Manus in the course of next month and will discuss this with the local authorities, including the provincial government to facilitate for a land which permanent site can be built.When it comes to the regional processing centre, the difference between Nauru and Papua New Guinea is that children have been sent to Papua New Guinea already. Are you satisfied that the facilities are adequate to care for the children? I think the facilities are adequate enough to cater for all families and children and the elderly. At the same time we are encouraging the Australian Government to process those families as quickly as possible. If they are not welcome to Australia as they want, then they must be repatriated to the country of origin as quickly as possible. That's the humane thing to do. Also, it's in the best interests of the children. The children need to have education, access to better medical care and so forth. Those things that we cannot provide adequately at the care centres or in the Manus province. We must allow them to be repatriated.When it comes to the way Australians see Papua New Guinea, you pointed to some of the coverage in the media as being hurtful to dia as being hurtful to Papua New Guinea. What does it do to the perception of Papua New Guinea for Australians to see asylum seekers sent there as a deterrent and a punishment?I think that is a misconception on the part of the Australian public, thinking that sending people to Manus Island is a - it is going to be disadvantage for the asylum seeker. Of course, the distance, and the remoteness of the area will facilitate a disadvantage, but I believe that our people are very warm and welcoming. And the asylum seeker will . And the asylum seeker will be better looked after in Manus province than some of the centres in UN and Australia where they are confined to an environment. I stressed genuinely that they must be free to engage with the local community and we have no trouble in facilitating that.There's more of that interview, including how protests by landowners would affect the detention centre. If you'd like to hear more, go to SBS online. There's a dispute brewing between two communities in southern Sydney about the way exhibits are displayed. France sent bicentennial gifts in honour of navigator, Jean- Francois de Laperouse, who landed on Botany Bay, the northern headland, six days offer the First Fleet. The local Indigenous community is keen for the French heritage to be acknowledgeded but only within a broader historical context. Knownly leek at Indigenous people for supply of fish and fresh water, La Perouse is the last landing place of the French navigator of the same name. His expedition staying six weeks before disappearing in the Pacific. Laperouse Museum opened in 1968 telling his story with an anchor and altar stone. Half the museum housed Indigenous exhibits which the local community withdrew. The space was used as an occasion algalery, but is mostly empty. I feel these are different stories, we'd like to see Australia's first people come back, have an exhibition or set up in the northern half.If you want to have dispar it u want to have dispar it stories - my personal view is take the story somewhere else. Aboriginal people were here before the French landed. We are still here and will be here for a long time to come.There are some Indigenous artefacts in the museum. But Ella-Duncan would like the two intertwiped into a cohesive story. Frends are concerned that the French influence will we reduced. Outside the museum is the grave of Frenchman Pere Receveur, said to be the first priest and scientist buried in Australia. Crowds gather for a mass at the gravesite. The upkeep is funded by the French government. The French heritage warrants equal share, but the local Indigenous communire, but the local Indigenous community points to a longer history in the area, where it says it had an unbroken relationship over 7,500 years. The lapd council says the connections stretch beyond dates provided. Marcia Ella-Duncan says the site provided opportunities for local communities to earn an income. Whilst acknowledged La Perouse's knowledge of people.I have memories of sitting down with my UNK uncle. He showed tourists how to throw a boomerang. Every school day. The La Perouse school community visited the monument and sing the French anthem.It's a face of first, the first geological finings, garden and boat builders. This is where La Perouse landed, but for adverse winds he would have got to Sydney before Governor Phillip. We might all be speaking French now.The NSW Environment and Heritage Minister is expected to make a ruling on the museum's future next month. The museum is currently open once a week, and one thing the sides agree on is that it should be open more often to provide better access to the community, not to mention international tourists.Sounds like a good idea.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have actually visited the Cambridge for the first time together. Prince William spoke of his pride at beak associated with its famous university -- being associated with its famous university and squeezed in a schoolyard joke at his brother's expense, telling fans about his visit to Trinity College, saying it's the closest Harry got to university. And the question of when the question of when the couple will become pregnant. Well - that one remains unanswered.

Next on World News Australia. Sport with Rob Grasso, and the cricket icon calls it a day. Ricky Ponting to bid farewell where it all started. Also, the Indigenous rock legend sent to cement their place in Australian music history.

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The CEO of Australia's biggest company, BHP Billiton, has told shareholders at its annual general meeting that China will continue to underpin growth in commodities demand. Marius Kloppers expects the Chinese economy to grow by as much as 8% in coming years, and acknowledged the recent fall in commodity pricing, attributing that to a pic-up in low-cost suppliers. China's unique and substantial industrialisation and the urbanisation associated with that continues to give us confidence in the long-term outlook.Chairman Jac Nasser addressed speculation of Marius Kloppers tenure following the elevation of Graham Kerr to the role of CFO. He said succession planning is an ongoing and thorough process. Let's check the finance figures now:

Time for sport with Rob Grasso. Of course, we are still talking Punter, a big hole to fill in the Australian team.A massive hole. Ricky Ponting has confirmed he is retiring from test cricket after tomorrow's third and deciding test against South Africa. His departure will leave a huge hole for Australia in a career that scales the heights as a batsman and a leader.

the heights as a batsman and a
leader.The end, when it came was sudden and unexpected, with Ricky Ponting calling time on a career that will go down in cricket folklore and the history books. Ironically this is where it all started for me. A long time ago, 16-17 years ago. It's where it started and where it will finish. His poor form against South Africa was the final straw for the former captain, who turns 38 next month. When you come to the realisation that what you can give is not good enough, it's an easy decision.He's standing as a great is not in question. The is not in question. The emotion shown by the current captain highlighted.The boys are obviously hurting at the moment. He's hurting at the moment. He's been an amazing player for a long time.After his first test against Sri Lanka at the WACA, his sublime and swashbuckling batting skills propelled him to worldwide fan, he scored more runs than anyone, future from Sachin Tendulkar, and has 41 test tonnes to his name. His legacy was acknowledged in parliament with Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott giving tributes.People will miss his performances, we wish him well for the future.He played in three one-day World Cup victories, captained two of them. He led Australia to a whitewash, gaining sweet revenge for England's 2005 history. His temper sometimes hit the press.I'm hungrier than ever and want the win more than any game I played in.Ricky Ponting will bid farewell to test cricket, levelling Steve Waugh's Australian record of 168 test appearances - fitting that two of this country's finest exponents will be forever linked. Ricky Ponting has been named for a test match for the final time. Pace duo, Peter Siddle, and Ben Hilfenhaus, have been rested for the clash at the WACA. To football - Robin van Persie has scored the fastest goal in the Premier League this season as Manchester United kept its grip on top spot. Elsewhere Everton, and Arsenal shared the points while Spurs jumped into fifth place, Chelsea's goals under new manager Rafa Benitez continues. There were victories for Swancy, Stoke and Aya Miyama. Old Trafford, Robin van Persie's early goal wag the difference. After conceding the -- was the difference. After conceding the first goal, Manchester United somehow found themselves top of the pile. They changed their goal- scoring habits after 33 seconds. Van Persie, he wields it in. A wonderful start.Wayne Rooney had a shot saved. There were no more goals. United with a rare clean sheet. Manchester rivals City were frustrated against Wigan, until the mercurial Mario Balotelli intervened.Great save. There's nothing that he can do about the follow up.Three minutes later James Milner wrapped up the points in style.Milner 2-0.There's a 6- point gap to third-placed Chelsea, enjoying a second-straight 0-0 draw against Fulham, Rafa Benitez's second game in charge.That was the final chance. Boos cascade from the stands.Six games without a win for Chelsea. More goals across London at White Hart Lane, where Gareth Bale ran riot in the first half. And he put Spurs 2-up with a mesmerising free kick. It was Gareth Bale, an incredible start to the match. He's in the zone. He didn't have it all his own way, with this calamatous own goal. Thunderous clearance catching Bale unawares. In Wales, surprise package West Brom arrived as the league's form team sitting pretty in third. Swancy made them look second-rato. Wayne Routledge added a second, fortuitously, the third more to plan. 3-1 the final score, the Swans into the top half. Socceroos coach Holger Osieck named his squad for the East Asian Cup qualifiers next week in honk ong. Brett Emerton will captain Australia. Dario Vidosic, and Luke Wilkshire were ruled out due to injuries. Eight players are all set to make their senior international debuts.It's international debuts.It's no secret that we need to get fresh blood into the Socceroos, the senior group. That is my priority here.The squad flies out tomorrow ahead of matches against Hong Kong, South Korea, Gaum and Chinese Taipei. Ferrari is considering an appeal against an overtaking manoeuvre by Sebastian Vettel, which may see the German strip ffed of his Formula 1 world title. -- stripped of his Formula 1 world title. This is the moment in the Brazil Grand Prix, showing VETar overtaking Toro Rosso Jean- Eric Vergne. Overtaking is strictly forbidden in a yellow zone, say the rules. Should Ferrari lodge a protest which is upheld, it could result in 20 seconds added to Sebastian Vettel's race time, demoting himself to eighth place. In that event Fernando Alonso would win the world title by one point. To golf and Greg Norman backs a ban on anchored putting, despite the effect on friend and protogay Adam Scott. The law prohibits a stroke with the forearm held against the body. World number 5 Adam Scott anchored a broomstick putter to his chest. The rule change will not be implemented for three months and will not take full effect until 26 January 2016. That is the day in sport. Good luck to Punter in the final test.

sport. Good luck to Punter in the
final test. Indeed, hope he whacks it.Hope he gets the punt.Coming up car, the weather and... Rock'n'roll recognition for Indigenous legends of Australian music.

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To the weather now - a front over WA is triggering

WA is triggering storms. Hot northerlies ahead of a low are affecting most of the country. Lows over northern, southern and eastern Australia are generating widespread showers and storms. In the major centres - storms for Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Sunny for Brisbane. A shower or two for Hobart and Perth. Looking further afield:

Legendary Northern Territory musicians Yothu Yindi will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame tonight.The band is performing at the 26th annual music awards ceremony in Sydney. The honour came two decades after the release of a track that catapaulted them to stardom.It's the 20th anniversary of the song that dominated the world music charts in 1992 for Yothu Yindi. 'The Treaty' was not just a hit song, but a continuation for a call for recognition of Indigenous sovereignty and a treaty in Australia. (SINGING) Bob Hawke was the talking politician that Mandawuy Yunupingu referred to in the opening lyrics of Treaty. He promised that Australia would enter into a treaty by 1990. into a treaty by 1990. It doesn't happen.It was not happening. appen.It was not happening. It's coming.The track 'Treaty' took supergroup Yothu Yindi around the world.It's been good for me to explain my mind. The song was No.1 in Australia for 22 weeks, and the album 'Tribal Voice' won five ARIAs that year, including song of the year and single of the year. The album went to number 3 in the United States of America, and 'Treaty' hit number 6 on the singles chart. It was the year that the United Nations declared an International Year of the World's Indigenous People in New York, where Yothu Yindi performed for its launch.I'm happy with the things, the impact of my music holds.Yothu Yindi has been nominated for entry into the ARIA Hall of Fame by the You Me Unity campaign for constitutional recognition.I think it may trigger something in the minds and hearts of people.Yothu Yindi will perform 'Treaty' tonight at the yaries, and will perform at a -- ARIAs, and will perform at a gig in double

will perform at a gig in double bay. That was Nancy from NITV with that report. You can watch the NITV bulletin Monday to Friday on our website. Go to our website. Recapping the top stories - a fiery fine day in parliament. Tony Abbott seized on new allegations published in today's newspapers to accuse Julia Gillard of conduct unfit for a Prime Minister. She said she has done nothing wrong, and the Opposition Leader is the one who should lose his job. Egypt's highest court upped the ante in a power struggle with President Mohammed Morsi, with an imminent ruling expect on whether it dissolves the assembly. And former cricket captain Ricky Ponting confirmed he's retiring from test cricket after iring from test cricket after the third and deciding test against South Africa, starting tomorrow. That is the world this Thursday. Our next bulletin at 10:30 on SBS1.All our stories on line around the clock on our website. And follow us on twitter. Goodnight.Goodnight. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media -

PETER KURUVITA: When you visit
Sri Lanka's south coast, you'll notice these guys,
the stick fishermen.

This style of surf fishing
is unique to Sri Lanka and has been going on like this
for centuries.

Today, they've kindly granted me
the permission to borrow a stick, so the pressure's on
to make a good go of it.

So far, so good.

Certainly doesn't feel stable.

I'm kind of caught.


No one man owns any stick
in particular, but various villages
control certain areas. When we used to drive down this way, my dad, we always tried to buy
these hooks off these guys, but they never sold them to us,
they never showed us the secret. So I do truly feel very, very lucky. Oh! Now I'd be even luckier if I
could catch one of these suckers.

As the schools of herring
patrol the surf hunting shrimp, we stick fishermen run tiny
silver lures through the schools. Sounds easy, but there's a technique.

I just need one fish. Come on. Now, if I was in Fiji, I'd get one of the old fishermen
to say a prayer for me. I'm just saying a prayer just to
try and stay on this bloody stick.

There they are, there's heaps!
Come on!


Yes! Got one.