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The death toll rises even further - as UN observers revise the Syrian death toll. Back to school - children from Sandy Hook Elementary put the fatal shootings behind them and make a fresh start.Right now it has to be the safest school in America.And fire fighters on standby as a near-record heat wave sweeps across parts of Australia.

Hello, I'm Manny Tsigas. Welcome to the program. First, charges are expected to be laid tonight against the men alleged to have gang raped an Indian woman on a Delhi bus. Five men and a teenager are said to have been involved in the attack. The woman later died from her horrific injuries and it sparked widespread outrage and protests. The defendants are accused not just of sexual assault, but murder and kidnapping. A few moment ago I spoke to Al Jazeera reporter Divya Gopalan who's following developments in Delhi.The police and prosecution are filing eight charge sheets. His is a thousand page document. It includes evidence and witness statements. The most powerful is a statement from the victim herself that re -- that she recorded from hospital. The charges have been in court. They will be given to those accused. The Daily heres will start. This unusable. It is a fast-tracked court. Which is said that the process could take as little three months. Usually in India a rape case could take up to nine years.This case has stirred up animosity in India. Have there been any more protests?They have sporadic protests. They have been protests in the city itself. also encounter the protests outside the court. Her female lawyers and students were demanding a change in the law. They said the system is patriarchal. As you know, this case has disturbed emotions. They have been protests, often violent protests were stop people are calling for changing the way the country deals with women. A rate close -- a rape case is reported every 20 minutes. It is taken until now that big government announce that women are under- represented.In developing news tonight, a prominent Pakistani warlord has been killed in a US drone strike in the Southern Warizistan tribal belt. Two missiles were fired at a small convoy of vehicles killing Mullah Nazir and at least five others. Mullah Nazir was the head of one Pakistan's four major Taliban factions and is accused of sending fighters into Afghanistan to fight US-led coalition forces. Pakistani officials confirmed the strike, saying two of his senior deputies are among the dead. The United Nations has significantly increased what it believes is the death toll from the conflict in Syria. After months of research it says 60,000 people have been killed since hostilities began 21 months The news comes as dozens more were killed and wounded in an airstrike in Damascus. Suburban Damascus - under fire again. This video came from anti-regime activists who say it shows the aftermath of a government airstrike on a petrol station. As many as 50 people are reported to have died. That, as always, remains hard to confirm. Against this back-drop, the United Nations has offered its first new estimate in more than a year on the number it now believes have been killed in the conflict. The United Nations says the death toll is truly shocking. By its count, almost 60,000 people between the start of the conflict and November. The previous best estimate was between 40,000 killed and 45,000. The UN team of data specialists spent five months analysing information from six human rights groups and the Syrian Government, and confirmed each person by name as well as the date and location of death. The UN sees this as a wake- up call. Certainly we've failed, you know, collectively internationally, whether you talk about the UN, individual governments or neighbouring countries, we've all failed and this conflict has gone spiralling downhill.The UN acknowledges how difficult it is to gather accurate information from within Syria. Even this latest death toll, it says, is indicative. The real number is almost certainly higher.The criteria are quite strict, so there has to be a set amount of information and there may well be people who have been killed who aren't included as a result of that.None of this is lost on Melbourne woman Sonya el-Abbas who's witnessed the crisis in Syria first hand. She visited after her brother Roger was killed there in October while delivering humanitarian aid.I saw a lot of children. A lot of families who needed support and help.Ms el- Abbas plans another trip in a couple of months and is gathering donations of much-needed medical and other supplies. She'll accompany the shipment to ensure it gets through.I was there as the container was being whilst they were delivering it. Apparently only 20% was getting delivered to the camps.As fighting continues unabated, another Australian has been killed in Syria. Abu al-Walid was reportedly killed while fighting with the rebels, who've hailed him a hero. A pro-regime website, though, has vilified him as a terrorist. The department of foreign affairs is investigating. Three women have been killed after a gunman opened fire in a village in Switzerland. Police shot and wounded the suspect after he threatened to turn a gun on them. Investigations revealed the man was a known drug addict and former mental health patient. Two men were wounded in the attack. Bali police have today questioned two of the three friends who found Queensland woman Denni North barely conscious in a swimming pool. Denni's brother, sister and cousin have been briefed by police and will stay in Bali to escort her body home tomorrow while Indonesian police continue their investigation. The North family have requested her autopsy be conducted in Australia. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been released from hospital after being treated for a blood clot near her brain. The blood clot was caused by a concussion which she suffered after she fainted in December last year. Her doctors say they are confident she will make a full recovery. School is about to resume for the pupils of Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 20 children and six staff were shot dead by a gunman. Classes will begin in around three hours from now, but at a new location. The school building in Newtown remains closed after the shootings last month. Authorities have taken over the disused Chalk Hill school in nearby Monroe, refitted it, and renamed it Sandy Hook. And the previous head teacher has come out of retirement to lead what's being called the safest school in the US. It may take some extra time on the school bus, but the ride will fill extra special. The streets a special. The streets lined with their score colour and signs of love and support. Snowflakes hanging throughout the newly named Building. They have been sent in from around the world. The committee has hard at work retro-fitting building designed as a middle school to meet the needs of Genghis students. After six and toilets were lowered. The gym was remodelled. Students will return to find desks exactly as they left them.A great deal of thought and effort has made this as seamless as possible. At one point there 80 people nt there were 80 people cleaning up the building. They were the building. They were making it look cheerful and happy.There will be familiar faces as well. Students will be reunited with their teachers and the new principal. She was former principal. She retired to accuse it there.When you return to familiarity it will help restore beliefs and their world view that may have been shaken up. also know the importance of restoring a sense of security. right now this has to be the safer to score and America. We have installed numerous security devices. We will maintain our presence until further notice.Everyone knows these first few days will be a balancing act between security and normalcy. Parents will be able to bring their children into the classroom with them. officials are hoping someone else may help. The school's pads will be their welcoming students back. -- Pat -- pet. Thousands of fire- fighters are on stand-by tonight with much of the nation in the grip of a near- record heatwave. In Tasmania, an emergency warning was issued for the township of Richmond, north-west of Hobart. Dozens of campers and farmers were evacuated while about 14 fire crews and water-bombing aircraft worked to bring the fire back behind containment lines. A total fire ban has been declared for the entire state tomorrow. Meantime all of Victoria has been declared total fire ban from midnight tonight and a home in South Australia has also been consumed by bushfire. The Adelaide Hills home was gutted, but good fortune and fire-fighting restricted the black road-side scar to 5 hectares. Simon Horn's children escaped as they saw flames approach from the road.The kids are safe first, the dogs are safe second, so everything's fine.Crews hopeful their role will be limited to the clean-up as South Australia inherits the sustained burst of heat experienced in the west for the past week, but they'll be on high alert and urge the public to do the same.Everyone needs to remain vigilant so that we can remain fire-free over the next few days.And sweltering conditions will further strain resources tomorrow, with the mercury expected to approach the mid-40s in some parts of South Australia, Western Queensland and News South Wales. Sun-smart Melbournians took to the water for a cool reprieve. Some stuck to the sand, others opted for a sporting alternative. The heatwave coincides with the release of the bureau's 2012 climate statement, which revealed a year of slightly above average rainfall, thanks largely to flooding in the early part of the year. But temperatures were average. It's predicted 2013 will be similar, notwithstanding a hot start. Those are areas that are expected to be at least 12 degrees above average tomorrow and be seeing temperatures reach the 40s quite widely. But the warnings are clear, be fire ready, aware and implement plans where appropriate.Use smart phones to connect to the fire ready app, connect to the websites, get information that assists you make decisions about your safety. It's about you and your family.Those warnings are unlikely to concern this Melbourne Zoo resident, who has his own challenge, tackling a slippery snack.

slippery snack.
Still to come - further financial fallout from the fiscal cliff tax deal in Plus - calls to give proper recognition to Aboriginal Australian, Woollarawarre Bennelong, on the 200th anniversary of his death.

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The International Monetary Fund has warned the US fiscal cliff deal doesn't go far enough for the world's largest economy to solve its long-term debt problems. The comments come as lawmakers prepare to face several crucial votes to address America's burgeoning debt. The President has returned to his family vacation in Hawaii, having delivered on his election promise to preserve middle class tax cuts. And while many dissenting congressmen defended their brinkmanship by saying theirs is the house of the people, that was not the view on

not the view on the streets. That road is very short. Two years ago there was a huge battle in Washington over lifting the debt ceiling, a fight lawmakers will be shaping up for again. On December 31st the US government reached its borrowing limit of $16.4 trillion, and by the end of next month there needs to be another vote in Congress. Then there's the $110 billion in spending cuts that were put off this week. Congress will need to find a solution in the first days of March. Finally, something that's been lost in the fiscal cliff crisis, the Continuing Budget Resolution, which authorises the government to spend money. There's going to be a vote on that later in March. That fact that two thirds of House Republicans rejected yesterday's bill doesn't bode well for the next debate.It's probably going to be at least as ugly getting there as it was to resolve the fiscal cliff issue.The prospect of that could damage an economy in recovery. Others warn the short-term jump in the markets could be just that.So what will happen now, going forward, is we will see the economic problems are only masked by this. This is a temporary fix, it doesn't fix the deficit problem.A view shared by Australia's treasurer. Work to be done by the next 113th, which will be sworn in tomorrow. The effects of the US deal continue to be felt on the financial markets.

The market closed on a 19-month high. The retail sector is struggling to keep up its

Asian markets remain in territory. Markets in Europe have lowered. Wall Street investors were boosted by a political loose in Washington. Strong resource equities are pushing up the Australian dollar. It is higher against all higher against all major currencies.

Australia's coal industry is feeling the pinch with more than 8,000 job losses in the past 6 months. The industry says the cuts are a result of falling commodity prices and high production costs.

Deep beneath Wollongong is a subterranean city. A place where the work is dark, dangerous and dirty. Despite that, plenty of people are keen to do it, attracted by the money and the mateship.My grandfather worked in this mine after the First World War, from about 1918 through until 1924.The Coal Association says just five years ago Australia was the cheapest place in the world to produce coal. Now, it says, it's the dearest.Our costs and productivity have gone to a terrible place.Here in the Illawarra there have been a small number of job cuts at other mines and proposed projects have been put on hold. But it's in Queensland that the coal industry is facing its toughest time, with 5,500 job losses in the past six months. Australia's pain created an opportunity for the United States, which is now exporting 1 million tonnes of coal to Asia every month.

Many millions of tonnes of QLD coal was locked up and unable to be exported, so the Americans were able to take advantage of that immediately.In Gladstone, in Central Queensland, they're clearly banking on more boom than bust. Here, they're building another big coal terminal, with plans to increase exports, particularly to the subcontinent.For Central Queensland and the coal industry we certainly see India and not China as the major driver for our exports going forward.The Gladstone Ports Corporation says within 15 years coal exports out of the city will have doubled. Green groups are horrified.By doubling coal exports we are no different to somebody who makes a profit out of selling weapons. We're no different to a drug dealer who supplies drug to people in the community, in that we're not taking responsibility,
we're not concerned about the downstream consequences of the trade.The industry has rejected suggestions that exports be phased out saying it's unrealistic. Coal might be a dirty word to some, but the men here say the world is hungry for whatever they can dig out. And a reminder you can catch the first of a three part series on mining in Australia, 'Dirty Business' this Sunday night at 8:30pm on SBS One. Today marks 200 years since one of the legends of Indigenous Australia passed away. Woollarawarre Bennelong was famous for being a mediator between Indigenous people and the white settlers of the First Fleet.. There are calls for him to be memorialised after his remains are verified. It looks like a typical waterside Sydney suburb. But it's here in Putney that many believe lie his remains of one of the great figures in Australian history, Wooloowarre Bennelong.This is supposedly the site where Bennelong's remains are, there hasn't been any positive confirmation to that effect.

Bennelong was said to have died at Kissing Point, just a stone's throw from Putney. A memorial plaque at Cleave Park erected in 1988 says that Bennelong lies nearby. But Uncle Allen Madden says, despite the plaque, if this is Bennelong's grave then it's an inappropriate place for someone so significant.

place for someone so significant.I think Bennelong tried to ease the fears and myths about Aboriginal people. This is our country, treat it as our country, we still want to fish, hunt and gather.In 1789 Bennelong was kidnapped on the orders of Governor Phillip, who wanted to learn more about Aboriginal people and their culture. He lived with the Governor and learnt to speak English. Three years later, Bennelong travelled with Phillip to England. Technically you could put Bennelong as Aborignal Australia's first foreign affairs minister.When he returned from England in 1795 the colony was very different and Bennelong found himself outcast from his own mob. The Ryde Council Mayor Ivan Petch today committed $60,000 commemorate Bennelong in NAIDOC week. The Metropolitan Land Council says it's important to first of all verify the Aboriginality of the remains. A famous Kim's baby is again grabbing plenty of headlines. But tonight its not Kim Kardashian, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The South Korean government says Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju may have given birth, based on state television coverage showing her wearing a well-fitted two piece suit. A few weeks earlier she appeared heavily pregnant, wearing a loose-fit traditional dress. But like most stories surrounding North Korea's first couple it remains unconfirmed. Still ahead - the latest from the New Year test at the SCG. And what a quacker - the Sydney Festival's giant drawcard for the young at heart.

Cricket now, and Australia's four- man seam attack did most of the damage on day one of the New Year Test today. Sri Lanka was dismissed for 294 in its first innings at the

for 294 in its first innings at the
SCG. Jackson Bird took four wickets with Mitchell Starc weighing in with three despite some strong resistance by Lahiru Thiramanne and Mahela Jayawardene. But the day began with a

began with a moving tribute to television commentator and former England skipper Tony Greig. Friends and family paused for a minute's silence. Greig's two sons sending off their father with dignity. The respected player died at the weekend aged just 66. We didn't hear the call out for a duck at the Test Match today, but there are plenty of people out to see a duck in Sydney. A giant yellow duck has taken over the city's Darling Harbour as part of an arts festival.

They say ducks get up at the quack of dawn. And that's certainly true of this rubber duckie. Not just a laughing matter. This is a duck with a message.Well it means we are one family in the world, we live in a big world, but it's also small by internet, travelling. And the waters on this globe are our bathtub and we have to take care of it. We are one family and we have to take care of each other.Making its maiden voyage, the 15-metre- high duck had a trial run this morning through the Pyrmont Bridge, before its official arrival on Saturday. Its creator is known for making large, familiar objects and placing them in unexpected locations, for maximum impact.I try to kidnap public space with my work, I make large works, large scale works, and I try to kidnap places for a period, and then when they are gone again, you see the place in a different perspective again.In an art world that can sometimes take itself too seriously, this duck is here to lighten the scene up. For most of us, an encounter with a rubber duckie looks something like this. However, the one behind me brings a whole new meaning to bath time. But is Sydney just one giant bathtub for this Festival Director?Sydney is one big bathtub, and as Florentijn says, the whole world is about connecting people and that's what we do with the Sydney Festival as well.For now, this duckie retreats, and returns on Saturday for its spectacular arrival, to mark the opening of the Sydney Festival. It'll be joined by performers, bubble blowers, trampolines and pyjamas. And will remain a sitting duck until January 23rd.

To the weather now.

To the weather now. A trough crossing the country. Hot wind will bring a hot day. Increased by a danger for SA, Victoria and NSW.

And that's the world this Thursday. I'll be back with you at the slightly later time of 10:35pm tomorrow. Until then, good night. And to see more, head over to SBS online. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au

This attention
we haven't in Germany.

You have the attention Yes, you feel like a woman.
Definitely. You feel good as a woman
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Do you not get
that attention at home?

At home nobody realises. That you are a woman.
Yes.

The men always talking to you,

you look amazing, all the things.

You feel,

Here, in Havana, I want to discover
what it means to feel all woman. Are you happy with your partner? Yes, very much.
I'm happy. Do you find him attractive?
Yes, of course.

You not?

Do all women get attention here?
Yeah, all women. It you're like this or that or big,
you get attention.

Old, young?
Yeah, every woman. Cause I'm tall, in Germany, I don't

And here even small men... And I'm like "Hi. Not really."
But they don't care.

You can be tall and thin
and they're like "Yeah, Mummy."