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Tony Abbott releases the coalition's asylum seeker policy, promising to send in the military.The operational control of Operation Sovereign Borders will be in the hands of a three-star military commander. More than 60 killed and over 100 injured in a train derailment in northern Spain. Prince George George. William and Kate name the new heir to the British throne. And - Liverpool the British throne. And Victory and the fans a remember.

Victory and the fans a night to remember.

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Tony Abbott has upped the stakes in the debate over asylum seeker doubles as launched
asylum seeker boats. He's launched a doubles launched a new policy which
doubles as a kind of operation. It's called Operation Sovereign Borders.
Here's doubles as a kind of military
operation. It's Here's political reporter Narda Gilmore. When there's a national emergency, call in the military.This is one of the most serious external situations that we have faced in many a long year. That's why it must be tackled with decisiveness, with urgency. The coalition's dubbed it Operation Sovereign Borders. A plan to bring together more than a dozen departments and agencies under a single command structure. It will be led by a senior military officer, overseen by the Immigration Minister.Operation Sovereign Borders is about having a clear mission, a clear chain of command, and a clear policy framework for doing that. They've labelled the current system disorganised and disjoint ed, highlighted by the case of the Iraqi man known as Captain Emad, exposed for running a people smuggling ring out of Canberra.This people smuggler was able to sail into the country and fly out of the country with agencies looking at each other. In the first 100 days of an Abbott government, a joint agency task force and headquarters would be set up. Operational details to turn back boats would be finalised. Capacity at offshore processing centres would be increased and boats would be hired to deal with passenger transfers freeing up military ships. All designed to bring Howard era results in a first term, stopping the boats, almost.For the last five years of the Howard Government, asylum seeker boats averaged three a year.We now have two three word boats, operation sovereign something or other. Kevin Rudd's accused the Opposition Leader of deliberately trying to sabotage the government's PNG solution.For political reasons he'd much rather the government strategy did not work. The coalition's also copping criticism from work. The coalition's copping criticism from the PNG Prime Minister, copping criticism Prime Minister, who's accused it of misrepresenting a private briefing he gave Tony Abbott and others last week.I don't particularly appreciate being misrepresented by their own political interests.What he said in private was entirely consistent with what he said in public.Mr Abbott demonstrates that he is not working with our regional partners. Tony Abbott insists he has a good relationship with Prime Minister O'Neill. He's also confirmed a coalition government would work to retain at least part of Kevin Rudd's asylum seeker agreement with PNG. Stuart O'Grady is one of our greatest cyclists. He is an Olympic gold medallist a former world champion and yellow jersey wearer in the Tour de France. With more, here's Grandstand's drew MorphettI'm absolutely devastated because Stuart O'Grady owe is one of the greats in Australian sport. Olympic gold medallist, 17 times he's ridden in the tour. He sort of suspiciously announced his retirement just after the tour this time. If he'd ridden one more time next year, he'd have held the all-time record on his own. This French Senate inquiry was rumoured to be released last week during the tour. But it was delayed until after the tour and why wouldn't the French Government delay it because the tour is the best tourist attraction that they've got worldwide. I think Stuart probably knew this was come ing and he jumped before he was pushed.What did the doping involved?It's EPO which is a blood doper. In 1998, there wasn't a test for T since then they've done tests in 2004. This French Senate inquiry came up with 30 riders who had traces of it and Stuart was put in a category that was suspicious. So you know, it's a long time after the event, but it does tarnish a bloke. Even though he says I only used it once, you've got to say, cheat, liar, which is a great shame. It's going to affect his reputation. What about the reputation of the sport of cycling?Well, it took a massive hit. That 1998 tour, only about half the field finished because the Festina team was chucked out. Half were arrested. From the numbers that started, about half of them finished the tour. It was the peak of when the doping was big in cycling. Pretty much we're led to believe that it's been cleaned up. Has it been totally cleaned up? I don't know. The sport has a reputation, it's going to take a long time to get over it. We thought we were getting over it. But something like this, to somebody like Stuart O'Grady, does set us back. Thank you for that.Thanks, Ros. And the media director of the Australian Olympic Committee Mike Tancred has responded to Stuart O'Grady's doping, saying the cyclist doesn't deserve his spot on the athletes' commission.I think all the athlete our London team who voted for Stuart to be a member of our athletes' commission are entitled to feel angry today. If you're on the commission you're held in If you're on the AOC athletes commission you're held in very
highest commission you're held in highest team. We pick only
people with integrity. And honesty. And I think the honesty. And I think the AOC is justified today in saying that given his admission, Stuart doesn't deserve to be a member of the athletes' commission and we've asked for his resignation.At least 60 people are reported to have died and up to 130 injured after a train derailed in north west Spain. The accident happened on a stretch of high-speed track on the service from Madrid to the town of Ferrol. The crumpled steam of four carriages tells the story of one of Spain's worst rail disasters.60 people dead and more than 100 injured, some critical. Residents near the town of Santiago reported hearing a sound like an earthquake as the train deraimed at around 8.40pm local time.Appears to have gone into a bend as it approached the city going towards the station. It left the track. Ke railed. Some eyewitnesss said it actually started spinning. They rushed to the aid of those trapped in the smoking but the horrific scene was too much for some but the much for some to bear. Police raised a cordon much for some to raised a cordon amid the chaos as the emergency services treated the injured and removed bodies from the debris. Spain's Prime Minister took to Twitter to express his condolences for the tragedy, describing his solidarity for the victims of the terrible accident. The shocking scenes will have invoked painful memories of the Madrid bombing but the Interior Ministry was quick to rule out terrorism here.I would say most of the people would think about that. A terrible accident or terrorist attack in Madrid. But the ministry has ruled out an attack of terrorists. As the rescue operation continues into the night, it remains unclear how this tragic accident happened.

One of the nation's most powerful Catholic has returned to the New South Wales inquiry into alleged church cover-ups for his second day of evidence. Father Brian Lucas is the head of the Australian Bishops Conference. Reporter Lucy McNally is at the inquiry in Newcastle and reports that for a second day, the priest has failed to explain why he didn't inform police of abuse cases.He's returned to the point that he made several times yesterday hand that is that it was Father Lucas's role, it was his role to persuade priests to leave the ministry if they were suspected of being a paedophile. He said by kicking them out of the church he was removing their access to children, through those trusting relationships that a priest can set up. However, the counsel assisting is not having a bar of that. Yesterday, she said to the witness, well, isn't it the case that an an ex-priest can easily go to a park hand out lollies and meet children that what I? Father Lucas accepted that as being theoretically true. However he did say another reason he didn't go to police with these allegations is that the some of the victims didn't want to involve police and he will never betray a victim.This inquiry is focusing on two paedophile priests. They're both now dead. Did Father Lucas deal with them?Well, he didn't have any dealings with one of the priests, Father James Fletcher. Father Fletcher is the man who died a year into his 10 year sentence after sexual ly abuse bag boy in this diocese. The other priest they did have dealings with, that's Father Denis McAlinden. Father McAlinden was widely accepted as a ped time and yesterday Father Lucas said he had no doubt he was a paedophile, but he was never convicted. He was relocated to Western Australia. Later he managed to go to the Philippines and act as a priest even though he was defrocked. Counsel assisting has been very persistent on that point in her questioning of Father Lucas this morning. She said how was it possible that he was able to go to the Philippines and act as a priest? Surely that's an abject failure of the church? Now, the witness passed the blame onto the Philippines, the Bishop in the Philippines. He said he should've done the appropriate checks. So a very interesting day of evidence here at this inquiry in Newcastle. The third in line to the British throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. His full name is George Alexander Louis. The announcement was made after the newborn was taken to his mother's childhood village outside London. By George, he has a name. George Alexander Louis. All names with strong regal links. George was the bookmakers' tribute to the reigning Queen's father and the name of the patron saint of England. Alexander is the kings of cycled. A notable choice Alexander is the name of three
kings of choice ahead of that nation's kings of cycled. A notable vote on independence. And Louis features in Prince William's name, a nod towards Lord Mountbatten.This is a waive honourth Queen. It's naming the baky after her father.What better name than George? It's absolutely beautiful. And we're happy for them.Louis sound as bit French but George Alexander sounds good, yeah. Prince George of Cambridge will not have to use his first name when he takes the throne. The announcement came after his great-grandmother's first visit, at a reeps is the night before, the Queen spoke of her delight about the new prince with this comment about his size.Enormous child! Then after just one night at Kensington Palace, and with the media still camped outside, Prince George escaped the big city to travel to his mother's family home in Bucklebury, kilometres west of London. There's smoke lace he and the Duchess will stay with the Middletons after Prince William returns to work in in two weeks. By Autumn the family is expected to move into its own apartment here at Kensington pal larks after renovations that have already cost taxpayers $1.5 million. This place holds good memories for Prince William. Biosecurity experiments from around the world are meeting in Canberra today. They're talking about how best to prepare for the world's next pandemic. As John Lowenthal from the CSIRO explains, a handful of viruses are causing concern.There are a number of diseases. There is a number a SARS like corona virus referred to as MERS which has appeared in the Middle East last year. There's also a new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza that's appearing in China. So these are a couple of examples of diseases that are really keeping people a watching brief on. Which of those are causing most yearn?A lot of the concern is that they simply don't know where these diseases are appearing from. The new avian influenza, for example, has never been seen in humans before. So it caught people by surprise to a degree. When you look at diseases like this what angle do you take? Do you try to work out how toe create a vaccine or drug to combat them? At the same time as trying to work out how to contain them? What's the process you go through?I think the first process is to really find out where the diseases are coming from. That's really looking in the field and looking at cases, trying to identify what the source of the disease is and if that's obvious we can do a lot more about it in terms of trying to contain it. Whether it's coming from live markets or whether it truly is coming from human-to-human transmission. And I think one of the first things it's always done is to look at the virus, look at the genetic information, to try and see where the viruses have come from. There's always a lot of work that goes on in terms of developing diagnostic assays because you have to know what you're looking for. And then in parallel to that would be development of anti-virals in the future. What are the lessons that can be learnt from the emergence of SARS, of bird flu and of swine flu?I think really the lesson is that it's really important to be vigilant. It's important to bring together in what's referred to as a one health approach, where you bring in the elements of human medicine, because a lot of these viruses are coming from animal sources such as bats and wild birds and poultry, it's very important then to work with the veterinary researchers, but they're also environmental impacts in terms of bat habitats and how they might be disturb and how that might - the viruses might be spread to other animals and to humans. So I think one of the real lessons here is the porn of taking a one-health approach where all of these elements come together.John Lowenthal, thank you.Thank you.

Out of 250 known Aboriginal languages only 18 are actually spoken A conference at university of Adelaide is looking at dormant Indigenous tongues and the man looking at how to revive the man in dormant Indigenous tongues Ghil'ad Zuckermann explains the process of breathing hive into a dying language.It's wonderful to hear from you. We're lucky, we have dictionaries that are were written in 1840 and 1844 by Lutheran missionaries. These missionaries were considered failures by the mission society, because they didn't manage to Lutheranise even one Aboriginal person. Actually we use these dictionaries in order to reclaim languages. These missionaries in one day turn from zeros to heroes. You mentioned the Barngala community there in South Australia's eastern Eyre Peninsula. How much success have you had in resurrecting that language?It's a wonderful attempt. We have had Palestinian 10 reclaimation workshops. The Barngala communities of Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta are very much part of it. My hope is that they will be the ones who will teach Barngala to the community so we have already made up new words, for example, for computer, for beanie, etc. So we all know that the resulting Barngala language won't be eyed cad to the Barngala language, shift happens, shift with an f of course, but linguists love the idea that shift happens. I receive emails idea that shift happens. receive emails saying it's very much related to mental health, to well-being, to intellectual sovereignty, to spirituality, so these Barngala people are reconnecting to their original language which was unfortunately subject to language killing.Are you hoping that eventually everybody in the community will speak the language?It's for the Barngala community itself to decide how far they'd like to go. Would they like to go the full Monty, so their native speakers of Barngala or would they only want to know 200 words and to say the welcome to country and ceremonys in Barngala language or maybe they just want to of Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, so for example, when you go to Whyalla, currently, you only see signs in English, but what they feel that should happen is what happened in Wellington
Wellington. When you go to Wellington you have signs in Maori, as well as in English. This changing could be one of the goals but it's for the specific Aboriginal community to decide how far they'd like to go. I as a linguist, as a revival linguist, I'm a facilitator but this is all their project. Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, great to talk to you, thank you.

President Barack Obama has accused his Republican opponents of blocking his attempts to revitise the US economy. The President is taking his message across the country in a series of speeches blaming congressional Republicans for what he calls an endless parade of distractions.

Washington is preparing for a new round of battles over government spending and the debt ceiling. Republicans say Americans don't need more speeches, they need more jobs. American intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden extending his month-long stay in Moscow extending his month-long in Moscow airport despite
earlier extending his month-long stay
in Moscow earlier Russian reports he'd finally been granted permission earlier Russian reports to say this in the country. His to say this in the country. lawyer says the necessary
paperwork for

paperwork for in Snowden to formally paperwork formally leave the transit is still tied up in is still tied up in Russian red tape.Today I gave him a book, I gave him Dostoevsky's 'Crime & Punishment'. The US has repeated its call fort former CIA contractor to be returned home to face charges for revealing America's vast spying program. Police in India have arrested the principal of a school where 23 children died after eating food contaminated with insecticide. Police had been looking for her since last week's tragedy. They say she will be charged with murder and gross negligence. 47 schoolchildren fell ill after eating the contaminated food. The deaths led to violent protests by the local villagers. Pope Francis has celebrated his first mass since arriving in Brazil. An estimated crowd of 150,000 people attended the service at a shrine in the State of Sao Paolo. Tight security surrounds his trip after weeks of anti-government protests across the country. The Pope is in Brazil to attend a World Youth Day festival. Jane Austen the author famous for 'Pride & Prejudice' and many other classic novels will appear on a new £10 note in Britain. The new governor of the Bank of England made the announcement at Austen's family home in Hampshire. This report from the BBC. Jane Austen said it was a truth universally acknowledged that a single man want of a wife. The new Bank of England governor doesn't need a wife, but the bank has been in want of a wife, but want of a great woman. And here she is.(Applause)

There has been a parade of Britain's great and good on our bank note since the 70s but since 1994 only one woman, the social reformer Elizabeth Fry. When the bank announced a new Winston Churchill note for 2016 onwards replacing Fry, they were surprised to find it caused quite a stink. The new Jane Austen £10 note announced today will get a woman back into circulation again. But only from 2017. Why is it do you think that you've taken this so much more seriously than your predecessor?The issue was that it created a mis impression that there might be a scenario where there was no female on any of the four notes that we published. We heard those concerns and we acted quickly to make an announcement which we would've made in any event.The woman leading the campaign to keep females on our bank notes says the bank wasn't returning her calls before Mark Carney arrived. He asked to meet her on his first day.We get white men everywhere at the top of places because of the way decisions are taken. They were pleased to hear the news on Jane Austen's local High Street, where her brother once owned a bank. Those that cared at all.In terms. The way I use it I don't really care who's on the front of the note. It doesn't really make ... You just want more of them?Of course. Everything does.Do you think it's important to have women on the bank note?Absolutely. They're equally as important as men.We used to have Florence nighting game. It's time to have another lady back on the scene. The great theorist of evolution Charles Darwin might appreciate the irony that his place will now be replaced by Jane Austen's. The Bank of England has evolved. Now they just need to find a woman for that nine-man committee that sets interest rates.

A team of Australian trade negotiators is in Beijing to start yet another round of discussions on a bilateral free trade agreement with China. An agreement is yet to be finalised after eight years of talks. The Australian Trade Minister Richard Marles has been in the job for less than a month. Coming to China has been a matter of priority, with talks on a free trade agreement top of the agenda. He says both sides are frustrateed that negotiations are still going after meeting 19 times over the past eight years. Australia has put forward a proposal that will be discussed during another round of meetings this week.I want to tackle these negotiations now with a renewed sense of pragmatism, with a renewed sense of flexibility, so that we can actually achieve a result. The extent of any compromises are known. The slow progress is marbly because China doesn't want to open its market to Australia's farmers. Australia on the other hand reluctant to compromise on investment hurdles. But a investment global commodity prices have investment hurdles. But global commodity prices fallen, China also fallen, China also wants slowing economy. This has added urgency for Australia to complete the FTA.We don't want to see others lose this market. Australia is set to open a consulate in Chung do you, recognition that the next source of growth lies in China's west. A check of the markets now. Facebook has denied predictions of falling profits?That's despite conference that ad revenues are falling and increased competition from the likes of Twitter. Revenue jumped by 53%, with mobile ads accounting for around half of all advertising revenue. The company's shares jumped 20% in after-hours trade but the stock is still around 16% lower from its much hyped listing price.How is the market looking?Not too good today. The local pressure is also under pressure after a weak street from Wall Street last night. The market is just down by around 11 points today.

English Premier League giant night
Liverpool has given Melbourne a night to remember, with a 2-0 win over local side Victory. The record crowd of more than 95,000 turned the Melbourne Cricket Ground into a sea of red.

SONG: # You'll never walk # Alone #

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored the first goal in the 2 2nd minute. Newly signed Iago Aspas scored the second, assisted by Louis Suarez in the final moments. West Coast Eagles star ruckman Nic Naitinui is no guarantee to return to AFL action this season. The All-Australian won't play against the Bulldogs due to a groin injury.

We'll rest him and see how he goes.Veteran Daniel Kerr is in doubt with knee soreness. And Sydney Roosters say they're not buying into the hype surrounding their favouritism for the NRL premiership. The Roosters are just 2 points behind the ladder-leading Rabbitohs with a minor premiership firmly in their sights but their first hurdle is overcoming Newcastle on Sunday.For us, it's about winning this weekend and putting a good performance in. We have to make sure we continue to do that and the rest of the stuff will look after itself.The Rabbitohs have rallied around fullback Greg Inglis after he was targeted by a racist post on social media.You like to think that racism is out of the game or even out of this world. Unfortunately, you still get somebody that's on social media sitting behind his computer able to write whatever he desires and it's something that you can't stop, you can't prevent but knowing GI, he is definitely big er than that.A look at the national weather now.Cloud free skies over much of the continent at the moment. A weakening cold front is moving past southern South Australia and it's on its way to Tasmania where it will ramp up the showers through the afternoon. A few showers today along the Queensland coast. But overnight a strong cold front will herald a wet and windy Friday across southern parts of W A and a few coastal showers tomorrow for Queensland, southern Victoria and western Tasmania. But today late showers in Perth.

That's the news for now. Our next full bulletin is at 5.30pm and there's news whenever you want it on ABC News 24 or on-line. great day. See you tomorrow.

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