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Delivering unrivalled live coverage, this is is Sky News, Australia's news channel.This hour, a final assault ends, the hostage crisis in Algeria, but not without more foreign deaths and rising frustration by western governments. If it wasn't for Toni Kerry packer who changed the game forever, we wouldn't be in the strong position it is today. A great man, a man and a great cricketer honoured at a memorial service for Tony Greig. A window of opportunity for fire crews tackling blazes in Victoria and NSW before the hot weather makes its return. It's 4 o'clock in Melbourne, and 6 o'clock in Wellington. This is news now for Sunday 20 January, I'm Gemma Veness. Last minute preparations underway as Barack Obama reddies to take the first two oaths of office. The one day series goes on the line between Australia's cricketers and Sri Lanka in Sydney. The weather, mostly sunny across the south, showers in the east and rain and storms over the tropics. This is news now.

Barack Obama says the blame for death stemming from a hostage crisis in Algeria lay with the terrorists. The remarks came several hours after Algerian troops made a final assault on the Islamist militants Holding the BP gas facility. It is now over, but these pictures shown on a private Algerian TV station give us an idea of the terror endured. The images can't be independently verified. The station says it obtained them from a hostage who escaped. Forced to Neil in the desert sands of the Sahara they were held prisoner. The same station says it obtained this footage taken in the three-day crisis also from a freed hostage. The sprawling gas complex is being made safe after apparently being mind. The Algerian army has reportedly recovered machine-guns, Rocket launchers, gren gadz and suicide belts. The Minister has been visiting injured survivors in hospital. The Algerians have refused offers of help from Britain, France and other countries with nationals caught up in the crisis. One hostage praised the Algerians who came to help themThe guys who picked us up, the rescue guys were wonderful, long lost friend, they said terrorists do not come from Algeria, we are so embarrassed, we apologise, they are lovely people, we like them. Escaped and released hostages have begun telling their stories, a Norwegian man crawled across the desert to freedom, three British hostage hid above a suspended ceiling in their living quarters for two days, a group of Algerians told state television they heard shooting so ran and hid in their bedrooms. They told the terrorists they were Muslims and were freed. Events ended with what the Algerian army called a final assault. It is thought the hostage takers had started a fire which threatened to engulf the complex. From the start the Algerian government wanted to send a clear message, there would be no room for negotiation. After its decades long struggle with Islamist Algeria could never risk looking weak. Cricketing legend Tony Greig has been remembered at a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was attended by the elite and cricketing and media world and Julia Gillard. South African born Greg was captain of the English cricket team before making his mark in cricket, a driving force beyond World Series cricket. Crick set should always remember that if it wasn't for Toni and Kerry packer who changed the game forever, we wouldn't be in the strong position it is in today. As well as a famous cricketer and entertainer, Greg was Huss to Vivian, father to Sam Beau and Tom. He could make anyone feel special, he gave us confidence when we faltered, he gave us strength, he gave us laster when we felt like crying, but most of all he gave us love. It is a great privilege and honour to have been Tony's wife.Most of you know of Tony's amazing temperament and enthusiasm. He was an optimist and entertainer, a talented sportsman to who find image toik lift any further when the opportunity arose. He was a bit of a show-off. His charisma was evident, people listened to him, his views were thought provoking and at some level those who spoke to would find merit in his observations, what cricket didn't show was the tenderness, generosity, love and caring he gave to his family. While cricket took him away from us he would make it up to us at home. He died at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack. Cooler weather and easing winds continue to help firefighters in Victoria and NSW put out or contain a number of bush and grassfires. However people in the fire regions are being warned to stay a lefrt, the hot weather is said to return. Police in Victoria calling for public help as they investigate whether the deadly bushfire that ripped through the gip Gippsland region was deliberately lit. A blaze erupted at Aberfeldy one man died, nine properties destroyed and sheds full of equipment were flattened. All of of that stuff, compressors, everything you need to fix stuff around the place, it doesn't matter now, it's all burnt. Police still don't know how it started. They want anyone in the area or saw anything sus spirbs to come forward. Fire authority believe as the higher temperatures return there's a strong chance the town of Mafra could find itself in the path of the fire. With no rain predict today provide relief there is concern hot weather and winds will combine to push the fire front towards the town of 4500. The fire damage bill is rising across NSW, but cooler conditions are giving firefighters a welcome reprieve. More than 100 fires are burning, but most are classified as under control or being controlled. Devastated residents in Bega have returned to survey the damage after a blaze destroyed their properties. I grew up down here, it's all of those memories we are think being now. The fire at koon which has burnt 53 -- koon bar a bran is still being controlled. For a look at the forecast, the return of hot temperatures next week, I'm joined by Kenny on Weather Channel 603. Are the temperature ps going to be as high as we have seen? Definitely not, to recap Friday, the hottest day on record in Sydney, 45.8 degrees, severe to extreme fire dangers across NSW, and stronger winds that were expected as well. Today it's a much different picture. This is a radar, we're getting moisture coming in off the ocean, producing low cloud on the coast, longer spells of rain occurring at Newcastle. Much cooler under that cloud, you can see temperatures in Newcastle with that cloud and rain struggling to get up and over 20 degrees, still warm in the northwest, Birdsville is seeing temperature ps over 43 degrees, even Bourke in northern NSW expecting temperature ps to stay under the 40 degree. The hottest temperature for Sydney CBD will be 30 degrees. We talked about the fire conditions easing we are seeing low fire danger, the yellow is high fire danger, these are areas seeing temperatures around 40 degrees. We are still going to get bursts of northerly winds ahead of a wind change coming through producing severe fire dangers. We're not seeing the last of the severe fire danger ratings. We're not expecting the severe temperatures we saw on Friday. We have the monsoon active in the North, rain is pre-stricting daytime heating. Even with the winds there is not as much heat available to drag down to places like NSW and Victoria. Having said that changes are expected this week, bursts of heat may come through. Temperature ps in the mid 30's more likely than temperature ps into the high 40. Thanks for the update. Thank you. There are reports a man has been shot dead in Sydney's southwest. Emergency services were called to clay more to find the 24 year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at Campbelltown hospital. Police have launched an investigation. We will bring you the details. An investigation has begun into a collision between a tourist bus and a car on Phillip Island in Victoria that's left 10 people injured. According to police the bus, believed to be carrying 40 passengers was forced off the roond into a paddock after being struck at an intersection last night. The male driver of the car and the 17 year-old female passenger were trapped and had to be freed before being thrown to hospital with serious injuries. Eight bus passengers were treated for minor injuries. President Barack Obama is expecting a larger crowd for his second inAugust gration and bill Clinton and George Bush, it may seem strange making history the second time around happens more than you think. 16 presidents have had to do what Barack Obama has to do on Monday delivering the address. George Washington 1793, the shortest speech, 135 words, here a copy of that speech historians believe likely it is the secretary's handwriting. He said this day, "I'm called upon by the voice of my country." Thousands of spectators standing in it all, the moment reenacted. It matters towards none.Charity for all. It was during Lincoln's second inauguration African Americans were invited to participate. Then he was assassinated. Women were invited to be part of the parade, the banner reading president Wilson said this is the time to support women's Suffe rage. Two years later women began to vote. In 1997 the wettest on record. FDR decided if the crowd could brave the elements so could he. He insisted in riding in an open car: I solemnly swearYou were faithfully execute the office of President of the United States. A TV first for Harry Truman and Americans could watch it on television. This was for Dwight Isenhower, Lyndon Johnson made history after one of the darkest days of our country, the first president to ride in a bullet-proof Limo after the assassination of JFK. So cold only show filled the stand it moved indoors, bill Clinton you shallering more than a second term, the -- Ushering in a second term. President owe bomb ma with the First Lady by his side making history l four years ago in front of 2 million spectators. 13 past 4. All the top stories ahead plus a check of the sport including the Brisbane Heat ready to reap the riches of the Twenty20 champion's legal and Manchester City keeps up the pressure on Manchester United in the race to the English Premier League title.

The top stories, US president Barack Obama has blamed terrorists for the bloody end to a four-day hostage crisis in Algeria. Algerian authorities say a total of 32 foreigners were killed after a final push by troops over came the militants. Prime Minister Julia Gillard Australian and Sri Lankan cricket teams were among guests who attended a private memorial service for the late Tony Greig at the Sydney Cricket Ground this afternoon. And bushfire operations in NSW and Victoria have been scaled down as cooler conditions continue to aid containment operations in both states. But crews warp the hot weather will return. Looking to tomorrow's forecast, mostly sunny across the south, showers in the east, rain and storms over the tropics.It's 16 past 4 eastern daylight time all the sport with Luke, Australia starting to recover in there one-day with Sri Lanka. Slowly, but a build is happening. Australia is on shanky ground in the fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka at the SCG, needing a win to salvage the series,Unchanged line-up and Michael Clarke tempted fate by electing to bat again. There's the edge!Hughes gone and the pressure was back on the skipper. Clarke is away, this is what they came to see, lovely stuff!He looked in good touch but damage being inflicted on the locals in more ways than one, Hussey departing at 3 for 53. Oh yes, yes, yes! Beautiful outswinger, you couldn't see it bowled better than that. Novak Djokovic will be gunning for a spot in the tennis, David Ferrer ease today Victory, a big upset in the women's draw, fifth seed Angelique Kerber is out losing to Adrian Menendez-Maceiras in straight sets. She takes it with an ace!Meanwhile Ferrer crewed into the quarter finals beating Kei Nishikori. Bernard Tomic says it is only a matter of time before he cracks into the top 10 in the world rankings, Tomic was happy with how he played last night despite going down to Federici in straight sets. The pivotal moment came when Tomic blue a 4-1 lead, from there Federici never looked back.Oh you're kidding!He will meet Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter finals. The Scorchers are once again wondering what could have been after losing the Big Bash final. Byrnes and pom pom were the best. The Scorchers couldn't match them, the Heat won by 34 runs. With James Hopes a late withdrawal Heart Heart Heart look up the captaincy rains -- Heartily took up the captaincy reins. Underneath it, the first wicket goes down. He smashed 112 in the semi-final, Pomersbach was the danger man. It's another six. He went for one hit too many, caught in the deep and out for 37. It will tease the rope. A man is coming underneath it, it's gone! Sna the big hitting responsibilities now on the responsibility of Joe Burns. Into the deep, down the middle of the bat and over the fence. The locals were Boeing to Brad Hogg after a brilliant spell which came him claim 1 for 19 and 11 dot balls, the Heat set 168 for Victory, a early wicket threatened to derail the chase. He takes it!North and Marsh turn the heat up for the Scorchers. Nice shot, innovation from Marcus North. A brilliant catch from Hauritz helped dismiss Marsh, boundaries becoming increasingly rare for Perth. North says see you later ball. Hauritz with a safe pair of hands his third of the innings, it brought Mike Hussey into the crease. Into the gap, it's four!His stay was only brief, a late flurry of wickets ending any hope of a scorchers comeback as the Heat won by 34 runs, Elise Holman, Sky News, sport. Western Sydney and Brisbane will wrap up the 17th round of the A-League, the Wanderers head North to clash with the roar. Last night Central Coast and Newcastle played out a scoreless draw in the derby, the Victory scored a 1-0 win over Perth. The Sky Blues cleared themselves off the bottom of the table after a thrashing of the Phoenix. Sydney and Wellington were propping up the ladder, reinforcements arrived for the Sky Blues. It is Joel Griffiths, on debut for the new boy, a goal. The goal sparked an onslaught, Del Piero sending Sydney to the break with a lead. Brilliant! The carnage continued after the break as Del Piero grabbed his fourth, the Sky Blues in seventh heaven. It is Yao and seven for Sydney FC!The Melbourne Victory were looking to close the gap on the top two with a win over Perth. Only desperate defending which denied him the start. The save, cleared off the line in the second attempt!The Glory weren't so lucky with a defensive howler gifting the visitors their opener. A wonderful ball for Floros it's an own goal, Scott yes Jameson. Perth's momentum was halted reduced to 10 men and Melbourne instantly doubled their vaj. Rojas, a big save!Within touching distance of their first win in Perth in over three years the Victory nearly had it gripped from their grasp. What a shot that was!Coach Graham Arnold had been banished to the stands. The Mariners showed they were doing just fine without the Gaffer. McGlinchey going, lovely feetIn a game where chances were few and far behind Newcastle seemed intent on wasting there is theirs. A cheeky pass from Brown. With neither side fashioning a winner tempers flared, the local rivals frustrated as they were left to share the points. Sky News, sport. Manchester United will go seven points clear at the top of the EPL ladder if they beat Spurs tonight in results this morning there were wins for:

Da Silva rs a second for Manchester City!Meanwhile Liverpool put on a master class against Norwich, the Reds won 5-0 moving up to seventh on the ladder, positive signs for James Magnussen, the missile finished a close second in the 50m freestyle anchoring the Aussies to Victory in the 4.100 relay. We expect him to power his way home. Doing well in lane 2, but I think that Magnussen is coming to the fore, groent 50 freestyle. Magnussen needs to hold on, the target is in there, just reached out and said, "I'm going to beat you here."The Campbell sisters had a battle with Kate beating younger sister Bronte. Kate might get there, she does!The Victory adds to Kate's win in the 100 free. Australia's cricketers 4 for 114 against Sri LankaSee you soon, thanks. Looking to the weather for you, cloud over northern NSW and southern Queensland where the trough is generating showers, mainly inland. This trough is also triggering isolated storms in SA, masses of clouds in the tropics in the trough is triggering thunderstorms, it is generating storms across the tropics and weak thunderstorms across the central part of WA, a trough across the east will cause storms in NSW and southern Queensland. The forecast for tomorrow:

This is news now, the top stories are just ahead. Plus incredible stories of survival from freed hostages in Algeria. And a Turkish politician survives a brazen attack.

This hour's top stories, a stand-off between the Algerian army and militants at an international gas plant has finally ended, 23 foreign hostages have been killed in the seeing. Cricketing icon Tony Greig has been remembered for his passion to the sport and commitment to his family at a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Firefighters in NSW and Victoria have been able to scale down operations amid cooler conditions, whilst still monitoring dozens of blazes before the hot weather returns. The weather for tomorrow, mostly sunny across the south, showers in the east, rain and storms over the tropics. The terrorist takeover at the natural gas facility in Algeria has finally come to an end, the military made a fierce assault on the hostage takers. The army's final assault recaptured the facility but left many hostages dead executed by the terrorists. Over the four-day siege in the middle of the Sahara desert the death toll was put by the officials at 23. For the people in Algeria, the family and friends continues to be a distressing and bad time. Two Americans remain unaccounted for, one American is confirmed as killed. 58 year-old Fred Botasio in Houston. The attacks focused on westerners and Americans and British contingent. We believe there are five British nationals and one UK resident who is deceased or unaccounted for. The approximately 100 western workers were freed or escaped. Algeria TV aired what it said was home video taken by one hostage as he escaped across the desert. Very relieved. Mark Cobb of Texas described as the BP senior manager. The military said it killed 32 of the terrorists their bodies displayed today on Algerian TV, they were heavily armed with automatic weapons and explosive-packed suicide belts preparing to blow up the facility. As Algerian tanks and Special Forces surrounded the plant officials said they had no choice but to go in with gun's blazing even after the US and other governments had asked the Algerians to hold off out of concern for the safety of the hostages. The Algerian position is always we don't negotiate or mess around. We are hearing more of the portrait of terror from inside. Many have been flown to the island of sisly to recuperate. They are shellshocked and barely made it out alive. It happened so fast. Survivors describe scenes of fear and brutality. For more than 80 hours they did anything to stay alive. Many were beaten and witnessed executions. Stephen Mack Fall called his wife, his hands had been tied and he had to wear explosives strapped to his chest. The experience was horrific. They hid by four days scrambling by going up on the roof and locking themselves indeed rooms. We hid in one of the offices, we locked the door, we put the desk so the door would...For those who survived there is relief. Many on their way home desperate to return to their families. The guys who picked us up were wonderful, they were like long lost friends. They're the fortunate, many of still missing. The they haven't heard from him since the siege began. Tony Greig has been remembered at a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was attended by the elite of the cricket world and others like the Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He was captain of the English cricket team, and the diving force behind World Series cricket. cricket should always remember that if it wasn't for Tony and Kerry packer who changed the game forever we wouldn't be in the strong position it is today. As well as a famous cricketer and entertainer, Greg was a Huss to Vivian, and father to Sam, Beau and Tom. He could make anything feel special, he gave us confidence when we faltered, strength when we felt drain, laster when we felt like crying, most of all he gave us love. It's a great priv lenl and honour to have been Tony's wife.Most of you know of Tony's amazing temperament and his enthusiasm. He was an optimist, an entertainer, a talented sports man who could find image ING to lift any further when the opportunity arose, especially on big occasions with tens of thousands of people watching him, he was a bit I of a show-off. People listened to him, while you didn't have to agree with him his views were thought provoking at some level those who spoke to would find merit in his observations, what cricket didn't show it was the tenderness, generosity, love and caring he gave to his family, are cricket took him away from us too often he would create magic when he came home. The Prime Minister Tweeted after the funeral, summer will never be the same again. He died at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack. The bushfire damage bill is still rise ago cross NSW, but cooler conditions are giving firefighters a welcome reprieve. Dozens of fire are still burning, most classified as under control or being controlled. Devastated residents in Bega have returned to survey the damage after a blaze destroyed their properties.I grew up down here for the first 10 years of my life. It's all of those memories we are thinking about now. The blaze at Coonabarabran which has burned 53000 hectares is still being controlled. Police in Victoria are calling for public help as them investigate whether a deadly bushfire that ripped tlum the Gippsland region was deliberately lit. The fire broke out at Aberfeldy on Thursday, one man died, nine properties were destroyed and sheds full of equipment were flattened. All of that stuff, compressors, everything pretty much you need to fix stuff around the place, it doesn't matter now, it's all burnt. Police still don't know how it started. They want anyone who was in the area and how spigs suspicious to come forward and keen to get hold of photos and videos taken at the time. The clean-up started in Indonesia's capital city as floodwaters begin recede nothing Jakarta. The death toll has climbed to 15. Victims were electrocuted or drowned. Electricity supplies have been cut to several parts of the city, around 10 million people live. Some residents have start today return home others remain at shelters. In New South Wales Police has confirmed a man has been shot death in Sydney's southwest. Emergency services were called to clay more and found the 24 year-old man with gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Campbelltown hospital. There have been dramatic scenes at a political conference at Bulgaris after a man jumped on the stage and pointed a gun at the leader of the Turkish party. The would be a sass nan pointed the gun at the politicians head but failed to fire a shot, he was tackled to the ground, repeatedly kicked and pummelled with fists. Others stood over the gas pistol, lethal at close range. It is unknown as to why he attacked the leader of the party that defends the rights of minority Turks. Right now we are working on finding out everything about the attacker said the interior Minister, blood and urine samples were taken. In addition to the gun two knives were found on the 0 tacker, it is unclear how he got into the conference, he already had a known criminal background with arrests for drug possession and robbery. As the debate continues in America more questions are asked about the built of mentally ill people to get their hands on guns. There is a bat a base but states have been slowing in providing the names of mentally ill citizens. He was able to bye a gun in the state. He used it to kill Mary Moula. Any person who has been involuntary committed to an inpatient mental health facility should not have the ability to purchase a handgun period. Perry believes the shooting could have been prevented if his name was reported to the Federal database established by law in 1998. It is a perfect example of somebody who slipped through the cracks. The state of Pennsylvania collected the names of seriously mentally ill residents but didn't send that information to the Federal Government. The state police sent names to the FBI. It pro vekts people from Pennsylvania and people from other states. Catherine cane stays states need guidelines. We have different definitions of melt and institutionisation. Eight states are not submitting any names one is Massachusetts. Public safety trumps privacy rights. David Linski is working on a law to get his state to report its names. These are people who have committed by a judge into a state mental health facility because they are a danger to themselves or to other people in the community. 1.8 million people are banned for buying guns from mental health reasons. Bound to grow as more states comply with federal guidelines. Thousands of homes are without power and air travel disrupted as the big freeze continues to bite in the UK. Passengers have been force today spend the night on the floor of Heathrow Airport. 20% have been cancelled.Even though both run ways are open more than 100 flights have been cancelled and the disruption will get worse before it gets better. With more snow forecast, Heathrow managers have agreed with airlines 70% of Sunday flights will be cancelled, it will take longer for planes to depart and land safely. This was terminal five in the early hours of this morning with passengers strand and trying to get some sleep wherever they could. It was particularly tough for those with young children.I'm sorry I'm just tired. We have got all of these rollout beds, they give you blankets. They won't turn the lights off. We are stuck on a plane. They didn't give us the luggage. Major disruption caused by minor snow fall will income pre-hencive to passengers used to sub zero weather. I'm not sure why the airport was closed because of this snow, just a little bit. Colleagues of mine were booked on flights, it operated without problems. I don't think they had more snow. There have only been a few inches of snow but any delays to arrivals and departures has an escalating knockon effect even though the airport spend millions of pounds on equipment after the last problem. For those who aren't working or worrying about travelling arrangements a snowy weekend is good news. The trouble is it will carry on snowing in some place $into Monday when it went be so much fun. This is news now on skies, I have all the top stories just ahead. Luke Doherty will be back for the sport including a painful start for Australia in the one-dayer against Sri Lanka in Sydney. Liverpool produces five of the best in the English Premier League.

The top stories, US president Barack Obama has blamed terrorists for the bloody end to a four-day hostage crisis in Algeria, Algerian authorities say a total of 32 foreigners were killed after a final push by troops. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Australian and Sri Lankan cricket teams were among guests who have attended a private memorial service for the late Tony Greig at the Sydney Cricket Ground this afternoon. Bushfire operations in NSW and Victoria have been scaled down as cooler conditions continue to aid containment operations in both states, but crews warn the hot weather will return.Looking to tomorrow's forecast, mostly sunny across the south, showers in the east and rain and storms over the tropics.All the sport with Luke, Australia's cricketers still in trouble in Sydney getting a smashing there. Not pretty watching at the SCG, two awful umpiring decisionv left Australia in a perilous position against Sri Lanka. Needing a win to salvage the series, the top order has crumbled with another low total in order. An unchanged line-up, Michael Clarke tempted the face by winning the toss and electing to bat again. There's the edge! He has one already!Hughes gone and the pressure was back on the skipper. Clarke's away, a lovely start!He looked in good touch before falling victim. Damage on the locals in more ways than one, Hussey departing at 3 for 53. Oh yes, yes, yes! Beautiful outswinger, you couldn't see it bowl better than that. Dave Warner made a patient 50 departing soon after in controversial fashion.Oh the shout and given!Out of reviews the Opener had no option but to walk. Shapes in a massive Kaboom inside edge, hang on. The umpires knew the mistake as well. Elise Holman. Djokovic will be gunning for a sport in the quarter finals of the Australian final when he takes on streb streb at Rod Laver Arena, David Ferrer eased to Victory and Angelique Kerber suffered a shock defeat and Maria Sharapova stormed into the quarters, the Russian destroyed Kirsten Flipkins dropping one game on the way to Victory.Breathtaking campaign continuing. Sharapova will now play Ekaterina Makarova who downed fifth seed Kerber in straight sets. Bernard Tomic says it is happy with how he played in last night's loss to Roger Federer. The world No.2 wrapped it up in three sets not before the young Aussie tested his idol. The loss Tomic's first this year. A sea of green and gold on hand for Australia's last man standing. Bernard Tomic. Cautious optimism Bernard Tomic might topple Roger Federer but the early signs didn't look good.Federer is playing very well. Federer in ominous touch but Tomic kept fighting.He saved set points but Federer rarely fails to convert. It's Federer six games to four opening set. Plenty of work to do when Tomic finally began to turn it around.The second set going all the way to a tie-breaker.What a shot! Tomic secures the mini-break. The Aussie on the verge of the set win at 4-1 up.And then some. But Tomic blew a massive opportunity as Federer stormed back to go two clear. What a turn around late in the set. It was a huge turning point and there was no coming back.Oh you're kidding!Tomic's stunning run coming to ail crashing halt. -- a crashing halt. Gee it was good for a long time. Jaimee Mitchell, Sky News, sport. Western Sydney and Brisbane will wrap up the 17th round of the A-League this afternoon, the Wanderers head North to clash with the Roar. In last night's game Central Coast and Newcastle shared the points in the F 3 derby, Melbourne Victory took all three points in Perth, the Sky Blues scored their biggest ever win with a 7-1 thumping of the Phoenix, the Italian maestro could do no wrong including the second fastest hat-trick in history. It's Del Piero! Brilliant!A stunning strike by Del Piero. He has his first hat-trick in the A-League. An own goal by Scott Jamieson while the Victory scored a 1-0 win and a draw with Newcastle was enough to extend the lead. A couple of block busters coming up in the EPL with Manchester United tackling Thursday and Chelsea:

-- tackling Spurs.

Aguero was back he barely took his seat before his team-mate Da Silva scored. Manchester City in front after 95 seconds. It remained 1-0 until after half-time. It's the second for Da Silva and Manchester City. The champions had chances to score more once better than this, it finished 2-0. If there is one team that Liverpool plays well against it's Norwich. A glorious goal, the first Premier League goal of the season is a cracker. Suarez scored next as the Reds went into the break 2-0 up. Daniel Sturridge received tips from the skipper, soon on the scoresheet. The Canaries had had enough but Stephen Gerard wanted more. Thinking about scoring, he does score!To rub it in Ryan Bennetts scored an own goal. New QPR signing Remi scored on debut. Luke Remi finishes. Harry Redknapp's men had to settle for a draw after Koel equalised for The Hammers: Scott Jackson, Sky News Sport. It wasn't a perfect day for James Magnussen at the aquatic super series, Magnussen finished second to team-mate Matt Target in the 50 free. He helped the 4.100 relay team beat China and South Africa. The missile does it, another win for the home team and China in second. In other results em me Seabohm won the backstroke. Gemma, all the sport for now, back to you. Looking to the weather for you now. Cloud over northern NSW and southern Queensland with a trough generating showers mainly inland, this trough is triggering isolated storms in SA, masses of cloud across the tropics in the monsoon trough is triggering heavy rain and thunderstorms, so looking to the forecast for tomorrow:

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