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This program is captioned live. Heart rending farewells, funerals begin for Newtown Conneticut's splaip children.We are killing each other and we're the only industrialised country in the world doing it.Trail of destruction - cyclone Evan's fury leaves a battered Fiji in its wake.I don't know when we go back that the who tragedy,
us will be there or not.Hand mine tragedy, young girls killed collecting firewood in Afghanistan. And state memorial - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch honoured by dignitarys, friends and family.This land produced my mother, a woman determined to assist the truly vulnerable among us.

Good evening.Also tonight - an oil bonanza for one of Africa's smallest countries but why are the people of Equatorial Guinea not getting any wealthier.And under fire for spending foreign aid on home soil, the Federal Government reallocates aid funding for seek seek processing.Newtown Conneticut has begun the heartbreaking process of saying goodbye to the youngest victims of Saturday's shooting.The first of many funerals was held today after a gunman shot his way through the Sandy Hook elementary school.The hers hearse carrying the body of 6-year-old Jack Pinto drove slowly through the rain. Hugs offered some comfort in the face of such unimaginable grief. Some of Jack's wrestling teammates paid tribute by wearing their uniforms to his funeral.We're his teammates. That's who we are.The six-year-old was buried in the jersey of his favourite US football player the day before that player wore Jack's name onto the field.As a person I have to keep plugging forward and understand that I did something good for a good family.Six-year- old Noah Pozner was also remembered today - the youngest victim of the rampage. His mother managed a wave after sharing stories about her son. She said whenever she told him I love you ld him I love you his answer was, "Not as much as I love you."The tragedy continues to impact the nation. The New York Stock Exchange was silent in honour of the 26 victims. Nearby workers prepared an empty school to house students of Sandy Hook when it's time for them to go back because their school remains a crime scene. While much of the focus remains on the shooter, 20- year-old Adam Lanza, more details are emerging about his mother, the first victim in the rampage. Friends say Nancy taught her sons now use guns and said she kept them for safety. One of the guns was used to end her life. It was said that Adam Lanza was so opposed to killing he wouldn't even repeat meat.She told me how obsessed Adam was about holding the given the right way so it was safe. Safety was paramount.The one question that remains here is why, why Adam Lanza shot his way into the elementary school and took so many young lives. Investigators have vowed to find and answer.We will continue through. We will answer every question determining any medical condition, any issue whatsoever that may have been involved.There is also word of two survivors from the shooting, both adults, both believed to be school employees.Investigators will in fact speak with them when it's medically appropriate. And certainly they will shed a great deal of life on the facts and circumstances of this tragic investigation.Paul Vance also praised everyone involved including first responders and teachers whom he said saved many lives.What breaks his heart the most, he said, was they couldn't save them all. Gun control advocates say the one positive out of the trapbl demay be that the gun control debate is back on centre stage.Some swell known supporters of shooters rights are gining to change their tune and there is a renewed push for action in Washington.A moment of remembrance in the house of representatives where the people who have the power to change gun laws are once again perhaps not quite like ever before feeling enormous pressure.How could he do this? Because he had the guns. He had the assault magazines to do it. That's how he could do it.The Bush master Adam Lanza used to take so many young lives is the most popular style of semiautomatic rifle in automatic rifle in the country. The right to own one is something many Americans hold dear.Guns have a cultural resonance with many Americans as symbols of liberty and security that don't translate to many other parts of the world.They have long been protected by the hugely powerful number of RA and supporters such as Charlton Heston. From my cold dead hands! Politicians know it's an issue that can dictate how some Americans vote. As you're Senator I will protect our second amendment rights.Now the guntoting Senator is having a rethink.I asked all my friends in the NRA - I'm a proud NRA member and have always been - but we need to step down and move this dialogue to a sensible approach to fixing it. Everything has to be on the table and I e on the table and I think it will be.But shops are still doing a roaring trade and other politicians not budging. This Texas Congressman laments the principal wasn't armed.I wish to God she had an M4 in the office and so she didn't have to lu in, ge heroicly with nothing in her arms. Sh this is an outrage. We are killing each other. We're the only industrialised coun We're the only industrialised country in the world doing that.A newly formed grassroots group is taking its demand force better gun control to Washington.We have the benefit and misfortune of being on the national stage right now. This is a real opportunity for us to make a statement..A major challenge for the President, who yesterday insisted that something must change. It's a thing must change. It's a complex problem that will require a complex solution.The NRA isn't fighting back as in the past. Silent on social media. But the changes being proposed are small. There are still nine guns for every 10 Americans and no-one is talking about taking o-one is talking about taking those away.Australia has committed 1 million dollars each in emergency assistance to Fiji and Samoa in the wake of cyclone Evan. Aid agencies say more may be needed.The storm has left a swathe of destruction, flooded rivers and stranded thousands of tourists and it will take some time for the region to recover from its fury.With torrential rains and gale force winds lashing Fiji for more than 12 hours, the scenes awaiting locals the next day weren't going to be pretty.It is pretty bad.We tried to get from our room down there and couldn't get down. It's pretty bad.The clean-up is in full swing after cyclone Evan moved down the West Coast up rooting trees and flattening homes. The main island bore the brunt of the storm with bridges suberpblg ined by swollen rivers and roads closed by landslides and debris. Authorities are now is. Authorities are now working to get Fiji's mobile reception et Fiji's mobile reception back up and running as well as power and water supplies. Planning ahead is credited with saving lives. Almost 8,500 people sheltered from the storm in evacuation centres.We don't know when we go back if the house will be there or not.Almost everything is over there, had to spend the night over here.But it's a very different story in Samoa where 5 people have died, 10 fishermen are missing and 5,000 people have been displaced. Now it's led to a shortage of sanitary drinking water.We're now looking ATSIing a lot of children dying. We're really concerned and doing all we can to prevent that.We're working WHO to mobileise some typhoid vaccinations for us.The Prime Minister s for us.The Prime Minister is expecting costs to reach up to $160 million. That's more than when Samoa was devastated by the 2009 tsunamiment a state of disaster has been declared for the next 30 days, giving the government special pors to ensure the clean-up happens in sure the clean-up happens in a timely fashion. Cyclone Evan is expected to pass within kilometres of metres of New Zealand the weekend, by which time it's unlikely to be as powerful. SBS reporter Janet Francis witnessed the storm in Nandi. Thankfully no reports of deaths overnight. Was that because of good luck or good planning, do you think?I think it was a little bit of both, to be cleatly honest. The government had been in touch with people well prior to the storm hitting. The unfortunate events in Samoa gave a warning to Fijians that something like this could happen here. this could happen here. More than 8,000 people were evacuated to shelters across the country and there were consistent radio and online alerts. People knew what was happening and were made aware. Having said that, speaking to aving said that, speaking to locals today in Nandi after the cyclone hit, a lot of them said we have to thank God that nothing bad happened. It was touted as potentially the worst cyclone to hit in 20 years. So definitely a bit of both.Plenty of challenges ahead as you have hinted out. What are the main priorities?I think the main priority at the moment is certainly to t the moment is certainly to get power restored and to get water restored because that's been cut off to the majority of the country. Six government officials today were flown over to the western region to inspect the damage. They are on their way back now. No doubt that the priority here is restoring those two things and cleaning up. There were a lot of fallen trees around the area today that we inspected. A lot of roads were damaged and bridges torn down as well. No doubt building those things back up will be the first on the list. As we heard, a state of natural disaster has been declared. They are really looking to speed up that rebuilding process. Thanks for that update.

Dozens of villages have turned out to mourn nine girls killed by a land mine in eastern Afghanistan. They were collecting firewood near their village when the weapon was triggered. Land mines left over from the Soviet occupation and those newly planted are common in Afghanistan. They cause dozens of injuries and deaths every year. Coming to bury nine young girls, who had gone out to gather firewood. Relatives said most had been attending school and dreamt of being doctors, engineers or teachers. The whole community touched by tragedy. Three families lost two daughters each. Though locals tried to save them. INTERPRETER: I was having breakfast when I heard a bang. I ran to the scene and lifted one child in my arms and then I drove some of the wounded to the hospital.Afghan security forces stood guard at the funeral. The Taliban are active here. It's unclear if they planted the minor if it debated - debate dated back to the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Every day brings new victims of Afghanistan's deadly crop of land mines. At this hospital in Kabul, the international committee of the Red Cross tries to rebuild shattered lives and tries to give hope to men like Zaviola, ive hope to men like Zaviola, who lost both legs seven months ago.A lot of things have changed. I am half a man now. I can't do the work I did before. Like digging with the spade and using an axe.Afghanistan remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world - the legacy of decades of conflict. More patients are arriving here all the time. Staff say they see 500 or 600 new land mine victims every year. There are double, even triple amputees. They say the new land mines in Australia today are more powerful and more devastating than those of the past. Back in the countryside, the young were laid to rest. Most land mine victims are children. No-one can say how many mines still lurk in the Afghan soil. Waiting to waiting to kill father told us, "We are paying for the scars of war."The land mine monitor report says between 1999 and 2009 there were more than 12,000 land mine casualtys in Afghanistan.There are reports Syrian rebels have taken control of a Palestinian refugee camp after days of heavy fighting in southern Damascus. The g in southern Damascus. The battle is just one of many surrounding the capital, as rebel fighters try to dislodge government forces.to dislodge government forces. The Syrian Vice- President has said a settlement is needed, but there is little sign of an early end to the fighting. Damascus International Airport this afternoon, an army ammunition truck, tents and at least two artillery pieces dug in and intermittently firing. And yet a few hundred yards away, Syrian Airlines pilots do their final paperwork for the 2 pm flight to Doha. Yes, the airport is open, yes, it's functioning. No, it is not normal. Even so, the passengers for Doha who were checking in seemed a spo Wik bunch. INTERPRETER: I have come a long way from a come a long way from a distant district. Coming here I was a bit worried but I saw the army checkpoint and the road looks safe.The daily morning service to Aleppo is still on. But the traffic is more than two thirds down from the daily 50-odd flights at this time of the year. Finally the Doha year. Finally the Doha service was nosed out around 45 minutes late. As soldiers moved along the taxi-ways. It is some days now since the rebels said that Damascus International Airport is a legitimate target for them because of et for them because of the military presence here. Whilst it's true that the airport situation is far from normal, it's also true that the airport is nonetheless open for business. All around the car park is desserted buts actually been like this for months -s a buffer zone against car bombs. In truth there is no sign of any fighting whatsoever at the airport itself. But the carriage-way out towards the airport is nonetheless guarded by tanks. These ones mark the beginning of the zone where snipers have been ers have been operating. On the way back, therefore, the speed limit signs say 90kph but the recommended safe driving speed here is 140-plus. Past the shot up van slewed into a ditch which our driver tells us was not here yesterday.Channel Four's Alex Thompson reporting from Damascus Airport.A brief look at some of the other stories making news around the world - at least 15 people have died in north western Pakistan after a car bomb exploded at a local market. Dozens more had been wounded during the attack. No- one has claimed responsibility but the bombing follows a number of militant attacks along the nearby Afghan border.America's longest serving incumbent Senator and decorated World or and decorated World War II combat veteran has died from respiratory complications. He enlisted at the age of 17 and lost an arm during service. The 88-year-old's last word was aloha.The world's oldest person has died in a retirement home in Iowa. She was 115. Born in Italy in 1897, she moved to the US in 1920. The oldest person in the world is now the 115-year-old Kamura from Japan, born 15 days after Manfredi in, i.Here Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Here Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has been remembered as an inspirational, self-less and profoundly generous woman at a state memorial service in Melbourne.1,000 invited guests packed Saint Paul's cathedral to farewell the matriarch, philanthropist and mother.In full voice, friends, family and invited guests sang y and invited guests sang the national anthem. (SINGS) # nal anthem. (SINGS) # Advance Australia Fair... Before reflecting on reflecting on a and reflecting on a and media mogul Rupert said it would be a challenge to describe her accomplishments but he did.She left footprints that stretch across a century, a continent and society. Her unmatched generosity of spirit left an enduring impression...Mr Murdoch's touching anecdote was that of his parents.There is a reason she never remarried. To her last breath this beautiful woman never considered herself as anything but absolutely in love with my father.Her marriage of 24 years produced 77 direct descendents. But irect descendents. But her life represented so much more - representing 177 charities and playing a ities and playing a pivotal role in Melbourne's children's hospital. She had been through wars and depressions. Because she has lived such a long life she has seen family members and so many friends pre-decease her but she has always been optimistic. he has always been optimistic. If ever you wanted an example er you wanted an example of how to live a life and live a long life Dame Elisabeth set a Dame Elisabeth set a pattern for us all.The size of the public crowd here an didn't quite reach organise's - organiser's expectations,But she was a beautiful human being. All the good she did for the world. Victorian Premier Ted bail yue led the congregation from Saint Pauls's fittingly with a wreath of flowers grown at her beloved home where she died peacefully home where she died peacefully two weeks ago aged 103. Luke Waters, World News Australia.

You're watching World News Australia on SBS - up next, Australian homelessness, women and children among the worst affected. Shortly a orst affected. Shortly a controversial new treatment - a pill designed to kurb gambling addiction. Next stop Bondi, out

Each night more than 19,000 Australians sleep in crisis accommodation. A new report on homelessness has revealed alarming links between evealed alarming links between domestic violence and a need for shelter.Women's help centres are expecting the number of incidents to increase over Christmas and New Year.The Salvation Army puts on a free lunch in the centre of Sydney and every seat is taken.We have seen an increase in demand. We have seen an increase from people struggling to afford their rent and pay their bills and be able to provide for their families.Like Robin, those on the front line have been helping put together the first ever report on how the homeless are looked after. And it's not pretty. Between June 2011 and June 2012, 376 people every day had to ask for help. Almost half of those are entire families with nowhere else to go. These statistics are very worrying. They still paint a fairly dismal picture as far as the number of people who are in need.What is driving a huge 34% of all people in need is domestic violence.What's not shown in the figures are the women and children who tried to access specialist homelessness services and they can't get access. Tracy Howe runs a women's refuge in Sydney and says there is a very real increase of women from all walks of life falling victim to domestic violence. She knows she won't be able to cope with the demand for help overcoming months. If you have a gut feeling that something is happening to a woman you know, put out a hand and say, "Do you want to talk about it? I can support you?"Also of concern is the one in five people who are mentaly ill and the number of Indigenous families who cannot access help.It is government's responsibility to ensure that the people particularly who have been squeezed out n squeezed out of the private rental market are provided with a viable alternative.The Gillard government has promised to cut the homeless rate in half by 2020.The Federal Government has come under fire from come under fire from refugee advocates for reallocating millions of dollars in foreign aid to the processing of asylum seekers in Australia. The high number of both arrivals over the last 12 months has contribute today budget blowout. But Labor insists that the redirection of foreign aid money is legitimate.Labor has announced it's using foreign aid on home soil. The controversial move will see 375 million of Australia's $5.2 billion foreign aid budget spent on processing asylum seekers on shore. The Foreign Minister insists it's in line with EO - OECD guidelines. Money spent on supporting refugees on your own soil is a valid expenditure of aid money.Labor says it's redirecting its funds and keeping its international promise to boost aid expenditure.We have increased funding for foreign aid. But aid groups claim redirecting the money amounts to cooking the books.It's sneaky accounting to say it's not a cut. We will privilege work in Australia over work internationally.The coalition has accused Labor of hypocrisy. This sends a very bad message to the rest of the world just when Australia is about to commence a two-year stint on the UN Security Council based on promises they would increase the aid budget. Australia will now become the third largest recipient of its own foreign aid - with a $375 million in funding eclipsing the aid Gibb to - gfpb to our nearest neighbours. A Senate inquiry yesterday heard 16,000 asylum seekers arrived on Australian soil in the last 12 months, contributing to a massive budget blow-out. Refugee advocates say the new aid arrangement creates two classes of asylum seekers. There is no difference between refugee camp refugees and boat refugees. Both groups are in need of Australian support.The coalition is refusing to confirm whether it will keep the arrangement if it wins office.The coalition will stop the boats so we won't need to be diverting foreign aid monies.The best way of saving money is to put a time limit on it and get people through the system as quickly as possible.The Foreign Minister wouldn't be drawn on what aid projects will be affected by the aid reallocation.

Tucked away on Africa's central- western coast, squeezed between Cameroon and Gabon is the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. Less than half the size of Tasmania, ex orial Guinea has one of the world's worst human rights records. It has been ruled by Obiang since 1979, who has been accused of siphoning off tens of millions of dollars in state oil revenues into personal accounts. He has given a rare interview to the BBC saying the corruption claims are farcical and unfounded. A brand-new highway deep inside the west African rainforest. Desserted. It feels like a road to nowhere. And then we arrive in the middle of the jungle - a city is rising. This is to be extort Guinea's new capital.This has to be one of the most extraordinary construction projects that I have ever seen. I'm on the roof of a 450-room five-star luxury hotel that comes complete with a full sized theatre, a convention centre and calved out of the jungle, an 18 hole championship golf course. It's a spectacular vanity project in a country wherevanity project in a country where most people live on barely a dollar a day. Equatorial Guinea is a dictatorship long run by this man. His family has been accused by critics of rampant corruption. The President's son, a notoriously extravagant 'Playboy', has had property and assets worth 100 million Euros seized by the French government. Oil and gas are the keys to understanding the O brbs iang regime. It's the third biggest producer in producer in b says Saharan Africa. The oil bonanza certainly hasn't changed these people's lives - average life expectancy barely tops 50. Public dissent is dangerous in this one party dictatorship but anger is close to the surface. The people are suffering. All the oil money is taken by the President's family. But no-one can say anything. If you do, the secret police would come to arrest you.The President gave me a rare interview. He is 70 but in no mood for retirement. INTERPRETER: I have been in power for so long because of the will of the people. It is the people who decide. Thanks to the work I have done they have always shown their appreciation and voted for me.What do you say to the people in your own country who say that you and your family have stolen - stolen - the resources and the assets that rightfully belong to all of the people of in country, not just to you?That information is false. On the contrary, my government has improved the living standards of the people and provided better infrastructure for everyone.The sun goes down on the jungle city. Oil has gifted this country an historic opportunity. Its ruler may be squandering it.It's hoped that up to 200,000 people will move to the new city within the next decade, along of course with the President and the government. Here is a staggering figure for you. Up to 500,000 Australians are or are at risk of becoming problem gamblers. Those gamblers lose on average about it 1,000 dollars each year and cost the community $5 billion annualy. In an effort to combat that, a clinical experiment, the first of its kind, is about to get under way in Melbourne. Andy Park reports on the p I'll that researchers claim will cure problem gamblers.We're calling her Stacy but it's not her real name. Once a corporate high flyer she says come pulseive gambling led her to prostitution, drugs and even attempts at suicide.But because I had crossed those boundaries and escaped through gambling to deal with the emotions I was able to cross more and more boundaries because I would just go and escape again. It ruined my life. It took everything away from me.Her story is all too common at counselling services such as Opening House in Western Sydney.Once a person has crossed into that irresponsible uncontrolled gamble it's exactly the same as a heroin addict or alcoholic - there is no logic.It's those similarities that are about to be tested. In the US, gambling addiction will most likely be reclassified next likely be reclassified next year by the American Psychiatryear by the American Psychiatric Association making it no different to drug or alcohol addictions. In Australia, medications that have worked on alcoholics are about to be trialled on problem gamblers.This is a world first. We are giving problem gamblers Naltrexone and scanning their brains pre-and post treatment and looking at their urges to gamble.By recording the electrical activity of the electrical activity of the brain we're trying to see which parts of the brain are active during decision making tasks. The real interest here is to understand how the Naltrexone treatment will improve our participants' control of those functions.They hope the outcome will lead to new treatments for an often hidden addiction. It's designed to dull the euphoria of opiates and therefore lessen the cravings of addictive behaviours. But the drug has been controversial after three deaths from substance abuse where implant were used. Proponents pointents oral use of the drug.We have hundreds of patients being treated for alcohol and heroin dependence using Naltrexone but we use it widely and correctly. The problems of administration are perhaps giving it a bad name. It's not Naltrexone that has not Naltrexone that has a bad name but the way it's used and miss used.But advocates of counselling methods say it doesn't address the root causes of addiction.I guess we're living in the quick society now, don't stop, take a pill. When in reality it's pill. When in reality it's not like that.For some talking about the pain their addiction has caused loved ones is still the best medicine.How is your mum now?My mother and I are - that's a sore subject. A very sorry subject.The trial is set to start early next year.Go to SBS Online to hear more of the problem gamblers heartfelt stories and find out more about the Naltrexone trial. It sounds intriguing.It does indeed. Changing the pace now - a new documentary follows 10 Indigenous students from Uluru to the white sands of Bondi Beach where they will see the ocean for the first time. The kids to coast project shows underprivileged children a world outside their own, hoping to expand their horizons. From the rock to the nation's most iconic beach, these students from Uluru are seeing the ocean for the first time. Kids to Coast is an educational cultural exchange, run by the Foundation for Kids, the incentive based for Kids, the incentive based program makes students get actively involved in class. 10 students are picked for the trip based on top attendance, behaviour and performance in the classroom. Next stop, Bondi Beach. It's an experience of a lifetime. They will not only learn how to surf and swim but learn about sea life and see the world outside of their community.By the seaside they play in the sand, collect seashells and search in rock pools for marine life. It's a rite of passage for so many Australians. Not only is this the first time these kids have been to the ocean but also the first time they have seen sand that isn't red - a new world compared to what they call home.It's different swimming here in the beach. Where we are they only have a pool. Very hot, 40 degrees sometimes.Over the two-day exchange each student is paired with a Bondi Surf Club nipper as part of the buddy system, teaching one another system, teaching one another about their cultures. Yep, we're gonna have lots of fun today.It's as much an opportunity for our children as well.Creating friendships along the way.She is really nice. She likes the big waves.Since the project started a year ago the education rate in the school has climbed to second best in the area. Kids to Coast plans to take the exchange to the red sands of central Australia. We aim to take the a. We aim to take the nippers from the Bondi to Uluru. They will have a friend for life.Riding a new wave for the future.Up next on World News Australia, Craig World News Australia, Craig Foster with sport and stubborn Sri Lanka does its best to hold off a fast finishing Australia in the first test in Hobart. Also, moon crash landing, the dramatic end of a

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Egypt's industrial city of Mahala, known for its history of political dissent is the scene of protests against the current labour laws. President Morsi modified laws regulating the state's trade unions when he gave himself sweeping powers last month. The unpopular modifications have remained although he withdrew the powers. The workers are matching again. They are protesting the modification of a labour law that regulates the state's trade union. It was a decision government took last month. INTERPRETER: The government wants to delay our union elections for six months. They want to buy time and create their own labour leaders because they have no base among workers.Workers say they are the same old tactics used to control them. The leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood say the government's policy represents a break from the past.The law was necessary. We needed to postpone the union elections and to move from the old regime.Mahala is a factory town with a history of political dissent. Some say protests here in 2008 laid the foundation for the Egyptian revolution. This textile plant employs more than 20,000 people. Workers have differing opinions of Egypt's new leaders. INTERPRETER: The Muslim Brotherhood is confused. I accept the ruling party but the two sides have to accept each other's opinion. INTERPRETER: They are just like Hosni Mubarak, behaving like terrorists.Who exactly is terrorising you? We want to know who.This division can turn violent. Rival camps recently fought on the streets here and hundreds were injured. This is one of them. He is now back to work after recovering from a head injury. INTERPRETER: I got 10 itch iss on my head. The people who did it were thugs and they received money to do this.But these working families and activists are not thugs from the old regime. They and their colleagues were some of the first to rise up against it and they are now rising again.To the Australian share market now - which closed at a fresh 17-month high amid hopes of progress in US budget talks. Resource stocks did well today as did the banks.

Craig Foster joins us now. Craig, wow, what a game. Australia did pretty well today.Fantastic. It seemed as if suburb born Sri Lankan resistance would deny Australia victory, but a superb spell by Mitchell Starc secured Australia its first home test win of the summer by 137 runs. Sangakkara and Samarawira were the biggest thorns in the Australian side today. Peter Siddle's four wicket haul gave him nine for the match.Australia needed 8 wickets on a wearing pitch. But with a class of Sangakkara and Jayawardene at the crease a draw was also a possibility. The pair looked solid in the early exchanges but Peter Siddle put aside questions from ide questions from Sri Lanka he may have tampered with the ball by letting the ball do the talking, Jayawardene gone for 19. Without Ben Hilfenhaus and Michael Clarke due to injuries David Warner was given a bowl, Sangakkara bringing up his 50 with ease. But before the break he needed a reprieve when Shane Watson's appeal was given out but correctly over turned on video review. When Sangakkara when to the wishing well once again the on field umpires had gotten it right, gone for 63. The weather then forced the players off, giving the tourists time to reassess their position which was starting to look as dire as the weather. Michael Clarke tried to jag yet another wicket. In bright sunshine after tea, Peter Siddle reignited the match.Yes, he has. That's a big one.And with Samawirwera on the verge of a half verge of a half showed why rge of a half showed why he is one of cricket's toughest characters. Mitchell Starc came on to keep the victory chase going. And Australia closin on victory. It was left to Starc to secure Australia's first win of the summer.Oh, he got it.The memory of missing victory against South Africa in Adelaide by just two wickets eased. y just two wickets eased. While Starc got the glory for tarc got the glory for shutting down Sri Lanka, Peter Siddle was given Man of the Match honours.England are celebrating a milestone series victory in India - their first there in ir first there in 27 years of trying. Jonathan Trott of trying. Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell scored centuries on Bell scored centuries on the last day to ensure the fourth day to ensure the fourth test ended in a draw. It meant England clinched a 2-1 series win.However much this country changes, one thing remains : at home India's cricketers are expected to win. The only faint chance they had of taking this test was to grab wickets rapidly on Monday morning. They got one all day. Ian got one all day. Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott built a 2 00-run partnership that sucked the life out of the test. For India the test. For India to think about winning the match they had to end the England innings. It never looked like happening. But the two teams agreed to he two teams agreed to a draw after tea. The series ended 2-1. The New England captain did what no England captain had managed ngland captain had managed here in 32 years.I can't praise 2 years.I can't praise them enough for their effort and willingness to learn and front up to a very tough challenge. While England have beaten an Indian team in transition and living conditions are far easier for tourists here sier for tourists here these days it all helps to a point.Don't let anybody take it away from them. This is a good performance, m. This is a good performance, probably second for them to beating Australia in Australia.Victory in Australia.Victory in India is a career defining moment for all of them. Quite simply because it happens so rarely.To football, Bin, a Hamam has resigned from all positions in football prompting a life ban. The 63-year-old challenged Seth blater for President last er for President last year but withdrew to fight corruption allegations he was later clear of. The ban is related to conflicts ban is related to conflicts of interest while he was President of the Asian Football Federation. To the EPL - Arsenal has moved up to 5th place with a 5hn2 flashing place with a 5hn2 flashing of Redding.

The result eases the pressure on the manager pressure on the manager who denied after the game his team had been in crisis. The final goal of the night was scored past the Socceroo goal keeper. And the match referee confirmed a short while ago that Peter Siddle won't have any case to answer over any ball tampering claims. That's tampering claims. That's the day in sport. Great way to end it. Coming up, the weather and a dramatic finish for

If you're caught speeding these Christmas-New Year holidays, you're on your way to losing your licence. Or if you and any of your passengers are caught not wearing their seatbelt, your licence could be gone. Remember, double demerit points these Christmas-New Year holidays.

Severe frost has hit many regions in Russia with temperatures falling to minus 44 degrees.The lowest temperatures were felt in Siberia - no surprises there - where more than 30 people were admitted to hospital suffering frostbite. To the forecasts now - a broad trough of low pressure is generating showers and storms across Queensland and the Northern Territory. A front is clipping south western WA bringing a cool change and the odd shower. A trough crossing Tasmania is also bringing showers.

showers. A high is keeping South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales dry. In the major centres - showers for Adelaide, storms in Brisbane and Alice Springs. Cloudy in Sydney.

NASA's latest expedition to the moon has ended in a crash but it was deliberate.. It was a completion of the 15 month mission for ebb and bb and two washing machine style space probes.NASA's scientists celebrated the lunar probes' slam into a mountain. They impacted just 20 seconds apart. Both spacecraft are now on station. Impact in 3, 2, 1.Scientists targeted the mountaineer the North Pole in a precision operation. Rocket firings carefully timed to avoid hitting historic areas like the Apollo landing sites.Liftoff of the Delta 2 can Grail.The probes were on board a Delta rocket launched in September last year. These students won a national contest to name them. They also tracked the voyage of Ebb and Flow as they carried out the most extensive mapping of the graffiti field of any Celestial body.It's improving our knowledge of the moon by ordering of magnitude. Clearly it's one of the greatest successs we have had in space exploration. Another goal was education. Moon Camp enabled students around the world to target areas for NASA to photograph. A program headed by Sally Rhyde, America's first woman in space.Grail is the first spacecraft mission to carry instruments entirely dedicated to education. Cameras operated by students.The astronaut who dedicated much of her life to space education didn't live to celebrate the end of the mission. She died from cancer earlier this year. The impact site will be named after her. It's really cool to know that when you look up now at the moon there is a little corner of the moon named after Sally. We hope kids will be inspired by that as well. Another small step to improve scientific knowledge and to help inspire a generation.Recapping our top stories now - Newtown Conneticut has begun saying goodbye to the youngest victims of Saturday's shootings. The first of many funerals was held today four days after a gunman fired his way through the Sandy Hook elementary school killing 26 people mostly children.Australia has committed $1 million each in emergency assistance to Fiji and Samoa in the wake of Cyclone Evan. The storm left a trail of destruction and stranded thousands of tourists.And Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has been remembered as an inspirational and generous woman at a state memorial service in Melbourne. That's our news this Tuesday.You can get all tonight's stories online and news around the clock at our website and follow us on Twitter. Goodnight. Good night. Supertext Captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au.

COMING UP ON
"FINDING YOUR ROOTS"...

MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ,
LINDA CHAVEZ,

AND ADRIAN GRENIER EXPLORE
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HISPANIC

IN AMERICA.

This is your Puerto Rican
family tree.

Oh, my God.

People are always asking me,

"How long has your family
been here?"

When I tell them, you know,
"Several hundred years."

For a long time,
I referred to myself

as "Native American white boy."

I was authentically
an American.

I'm Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Welcome to
"Finding Your Roots,"

a journey into
the ancestral pasts

of some of America's most
notable figures.

In this program,

we'll meet actress
Michelle Rodriguez,

political commentator

and actor Adrian Grenier --

three people who share
Hispanic roots

but who view those roots
very differently.

Rodriguez: The thing
that I love

about my Latin culture
is the heart

and the passion with just this,
rrr, this tenacity,

this force to be reckoned with.

school all the time

invited me over, and his mother said,
"We don't allow Mexicans."

Gates: Their family trees are filled
with people

who settled in North America
long before the pilgrims did,

flying Spanish flags,
not English ones.

And some of their ancestors were here
much earlier than that.

Grenier: Growing up,
I liked the idea

of being connected to that
Native American heritage.

I was authentically
an American.

Gates: We even uncovered ancestors

with secret identities.

Identities concealed
for centuries.

This is just
so cool.

This is just amazing.

To find these stories, we've used
every tool available.

Genealogists scoured archives
around the world,

while geneticists utilised
the latest advances

in DNA analysis to reveal
secrets thousands of years old.

We compiled our findings
into a book of life

for each guest.

A record of all of
our discoveries.

Is there anything you want to know
about your family tree?

Anything you could
give me.

I'm like incredibly
curious.

The stories of my guests' ancestors
took us

from Europe to the Caribbean...

Across Mexico and through
the American Southwest...

But my journey to understand each one
began