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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. Tonight on 'The World', unrest in Egypt. . Security forces start clearing out Mohammed Morsi supporters. We'll go to Cairo where there are reports dozens of people have been killed when police moved in to disburse protest camps.

Also ahead, it's 2pm in Israel where 26 Palestinian prisoners have been released as part of a deal to resume peace talks which get underway under a cloak of secrecy tonight amid It's late afternoon in Mumbai, where a number of sailors have been killed in submarine explosion. The
Indian Navy submarine explosion. Indian Navy says 18 seamen were Indian Navy says 18 seamen trapped in the vessel but confirm how many have died. trapped in the vessel confirm how many have died. In
Sydney, confirm how many have died. Sydney, a film about the Sydney, a film Israeli Palestinian conflict has aired in Israeli Palestinian has aired in Australia. Dror Moreh joins me for a discussion about his work. Hello, I'm Jane Hutcheon. It's 1pm in Cairo where security forces have moved in to clear protest camps occupied by supporters of the country's ousted President. The dozens of people are reported to have been killed during the clashes. The Muslim Brotherhood says the toll is far higher, saying hundreds have been killed and thousands injured. Protests have now spread to other cities, including Alexander and Suez. We'll cross to Cairo in a moment, but first, here's correspondent Phillip Williams. At first light, hundreds of police moved in to clear the two protest sites occupied by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Those demanding the reinstatement of the deposed President Mohammed Morsi are calling it a
massacre. But despite the mounting death toll, the army says it's not using excessive force. There has been no independent verification, but both sides have suffered casualties. Witnesses say police used live ammunition on crowds of protestors. Within a short period, security forces had completely cleared the smaller of the two sites at Nahda Square near Cairo University. The Government claims to have discovered arms and ammunition at the overrun camp. The protest began six weeks ago when the military overthrough the democrat I goly elected - democratic ly elected President. More than 250 been killed in Cairo, several attempts by American, European and Arab mediators have failed to break the deadlock. .Earlier, I spoke to Al Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo, Rawya Rageh. I began by asking her how much notice the pro-Morsi protestors had ahead of the crackdown. Well, Jane, were leaks in the media that security forces were going to try to impose a siege to surround the protests ahead of any attempted disbursal. By Monday, that did not come to fruition and it was not clear if security forces backed out of conducting the operation then or if they were just trying to gauge the reaction of protestors in order to even decide the size of the deployment. It has to be said that the move earlier this morning, though, does appear, by all accounts, to have been a sudden move. There was certainly no announcement overnight that the forces were moving in the direction of protestors. But we do understand that military helicopters had dropped leaflets above the before security forces had moved just in the early hours of this morning.The Muslim Brotherhood has said hundreds have been killed. What do you understand about the nucial of karments?At this stage we have to be very careful in terms of giving any figures for death toll or possible injuries, given the fact, of course, that it's a very fluid situation, a fast-developing story, and both sides of the divide have proven in the past to have given inaccurate reports of numbers. It is in the interests of the organisers of the sit-ins to certainly give a rather inflated number of particularly as they try to rally up support from other people to join the protests. Mean time, obviously, it is in the interest of security forces to try to downplay the figures of the injuries. At this stage, though, we can definitely confirm that at least dozens of people have lost their lives in the confrontation, and certainly the police is confirming that at least three policemen were also killed.In your estimation, where does the situation go from here?Well, what we are seeing today, Jane, in the first place is an outcome of that zero approach that both sides have had over the past few weeks since the removal of Morsi from office. Essentially, neither the Muslim Brotherhood nor the interim authority had shown any willingness to even budge an inch on their starting negotiating stance - mediation attempts by international mediations - international mediators did not result into any concrete results. Essentially, the reaction, or how events unfold today, and what we see by both the security forces and the police, will determine the way forward. Definitely the number of casualties will be something on the minds of everyone and don't forget the reaction of international community and how it will react to the interim authority is also something to throw in the mix. The question now is will both sides continue to dig in or will what we are seeing today bring both sides to some terms of agreement. That remains to be seen, of course.In your estimation, course.In your what is the level of now for what is the level now for the deposed now for the along, Mohammed Morsi had Mohammed Morsi? Well, all along, Mohammed a very polarising figure. Even when the protests a very polarising figure. when the protests were called
for around when the for around June 30, it was very evident that the country is very divided around his rule. We saw millions of people take to the streets against him on June 30. That ultimately led to his removal from office, something that the military leadership here had backed. Now what we are seeing, of course, is large numbers of supporters of the deposed President presence on the street. It has to be said, though, that the country remains highly polar iced and divided about the events going on and there is certainly large segment in the society that is backing the actions of the interim authority and that had in fact been putting pressure on the Government for weeks now to disburse those sit-ins.Couldn't it be argued that that kind of violence that we have just seen is really something that ordinary Cairoans really don't want? Of course, the scenes of confrontation aren't necessarily going to go down well with ordinary viewers. But, once again, it has to be said the country, everybody here, has a very strong opinion. We keep saying that the word "polarisation" at this stage doesn't even cut it, really, because where you stand is all bs preconceived notions - is all about preconceived notions at this stage. Somehow along the way the Muslim Brotherhood had managed to lose allies in key sectors in the society among the media, among intellectuals, among Liberals, among even ordinary Liberal revolutionaries. So this is going to be an issue of concern, but we have been hearing lorj segments within the rights movement, essentially saying they do not want to see blood shed. Key figures in the interim authority, such as the vice President, who had as the been pushing and pushing for a negotiated settlement, and been pushing and pushing negotiated settlement, and we understand from within the Government had been a a voice of trying to prevent Government had been a of trying to prevent the
government from all-out blood shed. We do expect some sympathy, of course, shed. sympathy, of course, if we continue to see the armed operations continuing, but I don't expect that to affect the wide support, though, that security sources do have among a large segment of the society.Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh from Cairo, thank you so Middle
much for your time -The first Middle East peace talks to be underway. Israel has freed dozens of Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to resume the negotiations, but the US has had to step in to prevent a dispute over new Israeli settlements from derailing the peace process. ABC correspondent Jane Cowan has more.

In the dead of night, a convoy carrying 26 Palestinian inmates headed to the gassia crossing - gaz ever Gaza crossing, met with protests. They released 8 terrorists and the only thing we got out of it was terror. For Palestinians there was joy at the return of loved ones. The first group of more than 100 to be released were paraded through the Streets. TRANSLATION: They are not criminals. They were involved in armed attacks but they were defending Palestinian land.But the prisoner release hasn't been enough to over come outrage at Israel's decision to push ahead with new settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. This release is significant to the families and at the human level, but at the as
same time Israel is using this as a pretext to further pursue its settlement policies and to violate the requirements of peace.Even as he made his first trip to South America as US secretary of State, John Kerry tried to keep the newly restarted peace process on track, with a phone call to the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanhahu. PM Netanyahu was completely upfront with me and with President Abbas, that he would be announcing some additional building that would take place in places that will not affect the peace map. No let-up in the tension as the first direct peace talks in three years begin.

Stay with us on 'The World' - later on the program we'll explore the Middle East question further with a director of a documentary called the great keepers about the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, purchase moil as anti-Government - turmoil as anti-Government protests in Tunisia intensify and our reporter in Canberra for the latest on the election campaign. The UN special env voi on human rights has toured the Minister state of Rahkine, plagued the Minister state of plagued by ongoing tensions plagued by ongoing between Buddhists and Muslims.
Thomas Quintana plagued by ongoing tensions
between Buddhists Thomas Quintana is in the State as part of an 11-day as part of an Minister, taking the opportunity - Minister, taking opportunity - Myanmar mine, taking the opportunity to meet communities of sectarian violence. Police violence. Police reportedly opened fire on Rohingya Muslims for the third time in two months. I really hope that the situation will improve. I know it's very difficult. I know how difficult it is to leave now. But you have my commitment to find solutions. Clashes between Rahkine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims last year killed more than 190 people and left 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingya. Mr Quintana was again greeted by protesting local Buddhists who accused him of bias towards the Rohingya. The managing director of NZ dairy company Fonterra has resigned after worldwide contamination scare. Gary Romano stepped down immediately as four separate investigations look into how infant formula products became contaminated with botulism causing bacteria. The scare has led to product recallness countries from China to Saudi Arabia. The Fonterra CEO will assume interest rim response - interim responsibility for the day to day operations of NZ's milk products. NZ's PM has been drawn into the saga, saying he plans to visit China once the inquiry results are complete. The dairy industry accounts for a quarter of NZ's export earnings. Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby looks set to receive another reduction in her prison term as part of Indonesia's independence day celebrations. The 36-year-old has already more than her 20 year sentence, for trying to smuggle 4.2 kilograms of marg into Bali ten years ago. Corby is likely to get another six-month reduction in her prison term in three days time. She's also eligible for parole. Corby is due for release in 2017, but further reductions could see her walk free from gaol Where Tony Abbott saw sex appeal in a candidate, Kevin Rudd sees sexual harass many. The - harassment. PM sharpened his attack on Tony Abbott's character, suggesting he would be in serious trouble using those words in a workplace. It's not the subject the Opposition Leader wants to talk about. He has the Greens in his sights. Mark Simpkin reports. No blokie jokey stuff today. Tony Abbott stayed on the sidelines, letting his daughter hold court. You got things under control, have youKounds like she has - sounds like she has. As the kids suggested to me, I had a dad moment.This was the so-called daggy daddy moment, a reference to a female candidate. Feisty, I think I can probably say, a bit of sex odd,
appeal. This one is pretty odd, to be blunt. It's pretty odd.PMs often stuff slide, but Kevin Rudd
likened it to workplace harassment. In modern Australia, neither sexism, nor racism, nor homophobia, has any place whatsoever.Coalition colleagues smell a distraction. I wish people would describe me as having sex appeal, but they don't. I think we are taking it far too seriously.Labor's taking it very seriously and reckons it's found strike two - a comment about gay marriage. I'm not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment. To define sexual orientation as fashion of the moment will be deeply offensive to many Australians.Tony Abbott wanted to talk about political preferences. He's putting the Greens last on how to vote forms. This is my captain's call, if you like - this is my Captain's call - and I say the same.Kevin Rudd isn't do that, nor is he ruling out forming a minority Government. He is making it clear there will be no formal deals like the one Julia Gillard did with the Greens. Labor and Tony Abbott want to keep the Parliament as a two-party close the shop and we have seen another indication of that today.That's the irony - the Liberal's decision makes it more likely Labor will pick up Adam Bandt's seat. The Government is playing the Tony Abbott character card in a bit to win more and plans to keep playing it. Opposition MPs aren't entirely unhappy about that, they think it smacks of desperation.

And for some context, let's join political reporter Nick Dole in Canberra. Nick, good to have you with us. Do you think Tony Abbott's comments about sex appeal, as well as the ones he made likely
marriage today, are those likely to get marriage today, are do you likely to get further mileage, do and it really depends on and it really depends on what happens next. These things certainly have happens next. certainly effect. So the effect. So yesterday made effect. So the first gaffe even
yesterday made today's gaffe even more damaging when it even more damaging when played out in the media. But certainly, you know, this is an election campaign. Both candidates are working extraordinary hours, they are not sleeping much, they are speaking to hundreds of people, sometimes every day. So there are going to be mistakes made. Certainly the worst thing you sort
can do in election campaign is sort of reinforce negative stereo-types that already exist. So the Coalition will be cautious of not letting this happen again, because, of course, there have been comments made - being made about Tony Abbott's attitudes towards women and homosexualality, so there is there
that risk, but, of course, there is also a risk that from the Government's perspective, if they leap on this too often, it might reek of desperation. So it is a bit of a balancing act. I think it will depend on what happens next and if there is a further gaffe in the near future, it might go from being an embarrassment to something that's more damaging.Away from the gaffes, the move by the Liberals to preference the Greens behind Labor, surely this is going to be very damaging for the Greens?Well, it will, certainly, in the seats where the Greens have a genuine shot of winning. If you look at seats like Melbourne, the Greens currently hold the seat of Melbourne in the Lower House. Adam Bandt has that at the moment and without - with the preferences going last from the Coalition, that really could damage his campaign. He does think that he has a chance of winning that seat outright. Some recently polling showed that around 48% of the primary vote, so the Greens think he around 48% of the so the Greens think he would
have to lift around 48% of the primary vote,
so have to lift that still a few points to win the seat in his own right. But the Greens think that is possible. But, you know, certainly this has the potential to benefit when you look at seats like
Melbourne, or seats like batman in Victoria, but Tony Abbott really here is playing a much longer game. He has been talking down a minority Government for the last three years. He says it's been a disaster and he's hoping enough people out there agree with him only
and see the Coalition as the only real saviour, if you like, from another three years of minority Government. Obviously Labor, though, has been anticipating this as well. We heard from Kevin Rudd today saying that he won't be signing any formal deals will the Greens or the minor parties to hang on to power, but he certainly hasn't been quite as quifl call as Tony Abbott has. Tony Abbott said he won't lead a minority Government. Kevin Rudd says he won't be making any deals. So he certainly left the door open for that to happen.The 7:30 program, which has been aired, of course, in the Eastern States, had a mini debate on immigration tonight. Was there a clear frontrunner?Probably it depends on who you ask, but guess on the face of it, no, it seemed fairly even. Of course, Jane, a lot of these issues have been canvassed before. A lot of the ground has been covered. We did hear some fairly familiar arguments. We had the government saying that the plan from the Coalition to turn back the boats won't work, because Tony Burke was saying that asylum seekers will simply substitutel their - scuttle their boats. The Opposition was saying even if a rescue did have to be enacted the asylum
Coalition was saying that asylum seeker boats could still be taken to Indonesia in that case, because the Coalition says it would be in Indonesia's search and rescue zone. We had the Government admitting that - Tony Burke admitting essentially Labor was too slow to respond to the change in international circumstances, in 2009, of course, Labor repealed a lot of the measures that the Coalition Government had put into place, but Labor has since admitted it probably shouldn't have gone that far. We also had debate over the Papua New Guinea solution, and the Government are claiming that there has been a significant reduction in numbers of asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat. Let's hear a little bit of that exchange between Tony Burke and Scott more hadry son - Morrison. You have have
back-filling. People who would have got on boats, had the policy been in place, not getting on at all and refusing to get on, while people smugglers offering deals desperately trying to backfill. They are steadily running out of the number of customers. We won't know the real effect of this until down the track. What will be the test of this is what happens on the other side of the election, so who will be able to follow through on the other side of the election? Who is really committed to these policies? Who was the broad sweep of policies that will make the difference and that is proven? That's the judgment people have to make at this election.Scott Morrison and a little bit earlier, Tony Burke there. Nick, I know the election campaigns seems to almost an hour at a time, but
do we know campaigns seems to be unveiled
almost an hour do we know what the leaders are do we know what the leaders going to be up to in the next 24 hours?There are going to be up to in the degrees of secrecy. Kevin 24 hours?There Rudd, we know, degrees of secrecy. Rudd, we know, has been in Rudd, we Brisbane tonight, and he's certainly still there. Brisbane tonight, and camp certainly isn't officially releasing details of where they are going. Tony Abbott has made his way from Queensland to Launceston, campaigning in the seat of Bass currently held by Labor on a fairly healthy margin of 6%, but all the signs show that seat is in a real danger of going to the Liberal Party. Tony Abbott's focusing a lot of his attention there. We'll see more campaigning from the Coalition in the seat of Bass tomorrow.There you go, all you need to know about the election on this day with Nick Dole in Canberra. Many thanks, Nick. Thanks, Jane.Thousands of people from pro and anti-Government groups held protests in Tunisia's capital. Opposition groups are demanding government stand down. the murder of an Opposition politician last month. It was a spirit of defiance that took Tunisians to the streets more than two and a half years ago. Now some of those people are calling for a new completely secular Government. They are supporting the Opposition Coalition known as the salvation front. It's a growing force in the country. We are not asking for - we are having very clear roadmap that will lead us to transparent and fair elections in Tunisia.The supporters of the main ruling party have also been vocal. They want Tunisians to back a democratic process and the Islamic party says it is willing to negotiate with the Opposition. I have problem in giving concessions as long as it is in the interest of the making the transition shorter and more efficient.For now, Tunisians are in political limbo. The only democratic institution in the country, the stit assembly, has been electoral body to organise polls.People here say they don't just want a legitimate Government, but one that can protect them. There have been two protect them. two political assassinations in the past six months and there is an armed group carrying out attacks. Tunisians say they are losing trust.

The army continues to shell this mountain range on the Algerian border. It says armed fighters are hiding here. A National Guard border post was attacked on Monday. All this uncertainty will impact on people like this man. He hasn't worked since graduating in 2000. In some parts of the country, half of people with degrees are unemployed. TRANSLATION: Everybody is to blame for this situation. The former regime, foreign intrusion in the Tunisian decision-making, the decisions being taken in the country do not take into account the opinion of those who are unemployed. Tunisia has never been so divided. While people continue to take to the streets and leaders fail to sit down and talk, the political uncertainty will grow. The Hong Kong stock exchange has closed and airlines have cancelled flights as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, makes its way across the south China sea. Hong Kong's tropical cyclone signal at level 8. Heavy rains and winds of up to 122 kilometres per hour have been recorded. Although the cyclone is not expected to hit Hong Kong directly, financial services will remain closed while the level 8 warning continues. Mainland China is also feeling the first effects of the storm. Stay with us on 'The World' coming up, after the international weather, film director Dror Moreh joins me in the studio to talk about Israelis, Palestinians and peace. In a few minutes time we speak live with our south Asia correspondent about a submarine explosion in India and later, 15th century oak panels stolen from a church in England.

We have another very strong the south-west
cold front moving up towards the south-west of WA. That's triggers severe weather warnings for damaging winds across many parts of the south-west, although the worst of the conditions will remain south of Perth.

You are watching 'The World' on ABC News 24. I'm Jane Hutcheon. A reminder now of our top stories. Dozens of people are thought to have been killed after Egyptian security forces move to break up two huge sit-ins by supporters of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Police fired teargas on the crowds in Cairo and a Muslim
sniper was seen nearby. The Muslim Brotherhood claims hundreds of people have died. Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of renewed Middle East peace talks which are set to get under way shortly. The release of the them, some who have been in prison for more than 20 years, was part of a deal brokered between Israel and the Palestinians as a sign of good faith ahead of the talks. The Federal Government is pressing its attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott over his comments on gay marriage, while discussing his Opposition to gay marriage the Coalition leader told 2SM radio he doesn't want to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment. He later tried to clarify his comments, but the Government says they are deeply offensive. A film about the Israeli Palestinian conflict had its first Australian screening in Sydney tonight as part of the Israeli film festival. Of director Dror Moreh says the interviews he of the toughest of his life. 'The Gatekeepers' recounts more than four decades of Israeli history since the sick six-day wore in 19 - six-day war. Dramatic. For an insight into the making of 'The Gatekeepers' and also one Israeli point of view on the current peace process, I'm joined by the Oscar director Dror Moreh. Here's Thank
here in the studio with us. Thank you so much for coming in. Gone grat locations - the new peace process is under way. Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners which is pretty much how peace talks tend to start in the Middle East. How optimistic are you about this round? I'm not really optimistic. I think you know from being on the ground, in order to resolve this problem you need two outstanding leaders, but really outstanding leaderses on both sides. It seems to me that those two not outstanding leaders are heading the Israeli partner and the Palestinian one, forced to be there because of the forces of America, of John Kerry. I think that when you know what are the tasks that lie ahead, the right of return, it will not be done in that the right of not be done in that way.A lot of people, commentators in Israel itself, have said that the PM, your PM, Benjamin Netanhahu, is a Hawke who has turned into a dove. You don't believe that?No. I don't believe that. There were examples in Israel's history, the most right-wing PM ever to sit in the PM's office and all of a sudden, he did the disengagement plan from Gaza, up rooted his babies, the settlement, from Gaza, but Benjamin Netanhahu doesn't seem like he is interested in that. It feels, when you see his body language, he is coerced to do that. He's not really will tog do that. Nothing can be done in that way. You have to really - a leader has to really understand that this is the most important issue in his career, and where he has to strive - I support - if he is genuine and truthful about that, I will support him immensely. But I doubt na.Why does he need to do this, given that for Israel times are fairly peaceful. There was a time when there was an attack nearly every week. That's not happening now. Israel is fairly peaceful. I cannot speak for him and I'm not representing him.But as an inhappen tant of that country - inhabitant of that country. I think the problem, especially with the leadership of Israel, whenever there is peace and silence, as you said, in terror attacks, they think it is okay and the situation is frozen, and the situation is far from that. If you want - I'm speaking now from the town of the head of the domestic secret service of Israel, if you don't really create hope to the other side, if you don't create a small ray of light at the very end of a big black tunnel, they will come back to violence and this is something we want to prevent, that everybody wants to prevent. This is why I think Netanyahu understands that in one way and the price that Israel pays for maintaining the occupation is dear. We feel that in the international arena, we feel it in the inside internal arena, everywhere. Maybe he is really hope.Let's a
truthful for that, I hope.Let's a little bit about your documentry, 'The Gatekeepers'. I suppose the question everyone wants to know is how did you get security chiefs, who are notoriously silent - you got the previous, apart from the current one, the previous six to speak on camera. Yes.How difficult or easy was that?Look, by the
way, the easy was that?Look, by way, the last one was still in office. I interviewed him at way, the last one was still the headquarters of the scpurt office. I interviewed him the headquarters of the agency in - security agency in Israel. It wasn't easy. When they understood the intensity of the fact that all six are coming - by the way, no-one was left out, they all came in. They understood, and they understood I think very, very profoundly, that the windows of opportunity was closing very, very fast and I mean if nothing will be done in the next near future, profoundly, the window for two-state solution will be gone. The amount of settlers in the West Bank will not be as such that someone can do that.Let's talk about what these men do. So they are responsible for the State security, which means they often authorise the killing of mill tants or Palestinians and sometimes, quite often, Palestinian civilians. What was it like to sit and listen to people kind of talking about this, like it was their everyday job as it indeed was?It is their everyday job. Look, it's amazing. For me as an Israeli to get a glimpse into those rooms where nobody has been allowed to be and hear what was the reasoning for doing such an act - and as you said, they are response ibility for preventioning terror, tarlting assassination, torturing people in order to get intelligence, this is what they do. At one point they said strategy versus tactic. Tactics we are perfect, we can get - we will plan a cell phone with a bomb in his ear and die, with a but it doesn't lead to a better political reality. That's the but it doesn't political reality. problem.What about the morality as a human being...That's a fickle question. I mean, I being...That's question. I mean, I will give
you a story that one of question. I you a story that one of them told me. They wake me up at 2 o'clock in the morning telling me there is a terrorist who is going to plant a bomb in sell aviva - Tel Aviv. You have two hours and you go out there and catch him, to find out where the bomb is. If you don't find the bomb, it will will ex employs and innocent - explode and innocent people will die. This is what they do. So it is mortally when you fight terror, it is something fickle. But I think that we should exercise morality in every steps of the way. I know that they are trying to do that, trying to engage in that, Shin Bet.Why chiefs
wasn't one of those security chiefs able to prevent the assassination of the PM?That's a tour tough question. It's one of the biggest failures of that organisation, prevailing to protect the life of the PM, and as one of them said, this is the biggest stra strategic blow ever. By the way, the 26 people that were released, or the 104 that are going to be released, most of them were captured by the head of the Shin Bet, during the time, and he captured I this around 95% of the prisoners. He's in the authorised
Government now, by the way. He in
authorised the release of them in order to create - I know that he is pro peace, believes in peace, he beliefs in the partners on the other side.Quickly, before we let you go, I wonder, what's been the response in Israel to your documentary, particularly Israelis who live in what's known as Israeli settlements which is where the civilians live on Arab territory. To put it mildly, they didn't like it at all. I think the fact they were also threatened by the movous because the -ment. Movie because the people that are speaking are the secret service and you cannot wash away the words as if you don't understand what they are speaking about. I think that every - the Australian public, the film opens on 5 sept in theatres all around Australia, I think they should go and they will learn something very important and new about the conflict.Thank
Palestinian-Israeli conflict.Thank you so much for coming in. A new report has found there is only a modest base of teacher s with the right skills to help boost Asian literacy in Australian schools. The report has led agendas aside and focus on spending money more wisely to address the shortage. Ian Burrows reports. It's a busy afternoon for these prep and grade 1 students, but this isn't your average class. At a suburban Melbourne primary school these 5 and 6-year-olds are learning a range of subjects in Chinese. They learn all the other key learning areas, such as science, mathematics, the arts, in the language of Chinese.Latham Burns says the program is putting his students years ahead. Our near 5-6 students that have been studying the Chinese for nearly six years, they are now at a VCE standard, most of them.Learning subjects in a foreign language is rare in Australia. In fact, just learning an Asian language is far less common than advocates would like. The most recent final year students in
statistics shows only 6% Australia study statistics shows only 6% of
final language. Part of final year students in
Australia study language. Part of the
probablies in Australia study an Asian
language. Part of probablies in the teaching probablies workforce. A new more than workforce. A new survey of
more than 2,000 teachers has found more than 2,000 Australian teachers has found only about
10% see themselves as lead

10% see themselves as in 10% see themselves as lead ares
in Asian literacy. Even our most experienced and in Asian literacy. Even most experienced and capable most experienced teachers feel that they are just at the beginning teachers feel that they stages.Christine says
politicians have a lot

politicians have answer for. I think that we are a long way behind where we are a long want to be. It will be really nice want to be. It nice if politicians would
actually make want to be. It will be really
nice actually make decisions based on the evidence rather than on what on what was politically expedient.Also of concern is the declining trend in studying a language. There were more students learning the students learning the mother tongue of our nearest neighbour Indonesiaia in the 1970s than there are now.Experts say it is more than that, it is about embracing Asian cultures as a whole. He says politicians need to drive wide change in the mindset of teachers. Teachers need to switch their role. They don't need to be the facilitator, organiser and motivator.Australia wantses all students learning an Asian language by 2025. These schools starter s are certainly playing their part.

As many as 18 Indian sailors are feared dead after an explosion ripped through a submarine berthed near Mumbai. Reports suggest the blast may have happened during maintenance on the diesel submarine's battery system. Witnesses reported seeing a huge fire ball. We were standing here just about to go to work. Suddenly there was a rocket like sound, a jet engine, very loud. Then a blast.The submarine has now sunk. Only a portion of it is visible above the water. The submarine had recently returned from Russia after undergoing an upgrade. For more, I'm joined on the phone by the ABC's south Asia correspondent Mike Edwards. What's the situation currently with the trapped seamen?Well, it doesn't look good for these sailors. Indian Navy divers have entered the submarine and detected no signs of life from any of them. Indian Navy says that the only chance they might have survived is if there is an air pocket somewhere in the submarine, but that seems like a fairly remote hope. It appears as though all 18 sailors submarine are dead.And at the moment, is there any moment, is there any suggestion about what caused the explosion? As about what explosion? As you mentioned in your introduction, most signs are pointing at explosion? As you mentioned are pointing at the moment that it took place during maintenance work being done on the submarine - perhaps in the battery area. Now, this submarine itself has had problems with its batteries before. In 2010, a fire on this submarine in the battery area killed one salor and injured several others, so it has had some problems in the past. Of course, once the problems took place and then the explosion happened it blew up all of the torpedos and ammunition within the submarine, which made the explosion massive, detectable from kilometres away by people in Mumbai.Michael, this brings to mind reminders of the Russian submarine. What's been the response in India, particularly from relatives of the seamen who are perhaps dead, and definitely still on board the distressed sub?People are asking questions about the safety of the Indian naval fleet. We have to bear in mind it's coming at a time when the Indian Government is doing its best to upgrade its naval operationness response to what they see as the growing threat from China in the region. So not only is is it a tragedy, an embarrassment for the Government. They just launched their knew indigenously built or locally built aircraft carrier the other day and trying to put themselves forward as what NATO-class Navy, yet disasters like this take place and they have most likely lost this submarine. That puts a big dent in their naval capability.

The US Justice Department is challenging a proposed multi billion dollar merger between US airways and American Airlines. The deal would create the world's largest airline, but there are concerns competition
it would also reduce domestic competition and push up airfares. When US airways and bankrupt American Airlines agreed to tie the knot earlier this year, the world's biggest carer was on the horizon. We are creating a premier global carrier. And by combining the strengths of both will be delivering the most value to our owners, and value to our greatest benefit to our the Department of Justice, six State attorneys general and the strict of Columbia say the opposite is true, that the $11 billion merger will hurt consumer choice and could lead to higher prices. Also, both airlines are confident they can and will compete effectively as stoond-alone companies - stand alone companies. Proof of that, despite being in bankruptcy, American Airlines posted record quarterly profits. It was a chance to update the fleet, and take on two giant competitors that have also recently merged. United continental and delta north-west.That's one of the problems. If US airways and American airlines get together, 80% of travel will be in the hands of four big companies. Without this ruling from the Department of Justice, we would really be subject to 25% less competition across the country in terms of major airlines.The merger of US Airways and American airlines required approval from the bankruptcy charged and the Department of Justice. The DOJ is no longer on board, they say they will mount a vigorous Defence. . The Pacific tuna catch in 2012 was the biggest on record according to latest statistics prompting scientists to raise concerns about the sustainability of current fishing levels. 59% of the global two na catch last year was caught in the Pacific region mostly by using drag nets. Scientists from the 24 nations that manage tuna stocks have been meeting in the fed rated states of Micronesia, saying the overfushing has at least one species with a dire warning for its future. Essendon
Now to sport with Amanda, Essendon remains defiant in the wake of more drama? Sticking together, Jane. The AFL doping saga could be headed for the courts after the Essendon officials charged last swore to fielt to save - fight to save their reputations. James to save James Hird, assistant Mark Thompson, Dr Bruce Reid and head of football Danny Corcoran were charged with bringing the game into disrepute. They will front the AFL commission later this month to explain their role in Essendon's controversial supplements program.After seven months of speculation, it's officially game on between the AFL and Essendon. Pretty shattered, really. Shattered that could be charged for bringing the game into disrepute that I love and cherish and respect so much.Hird let Dr Bruce Reid late into the night. We find it hard to believe we have been charged on the basis of an interim report.The players have been cleared for now but the investigation is continuing by ASADA. The players are relieved. Yeah, I suppose, but still ongoing and disappointing, you know, Reidy Hirdy and the boys have been charged.The Bombers have three weeks to safe their season after charges were laid. They have been summoned to appear before 8 AFL Commissioner neshs, including Andrew Demetriou. The individuals could be suspended. If penalised, the Bombers have seven days to take their case to an independent AFL appeals board. That would be heard in the week leading up to finals. But at any time, Essendon can seek an injunction in the Supreme Court. I reckon it's probably slightly better than 50% that Essendon will try an injunction and stop the 26th going ahead.A former league power broker has called on the AFL to hold an open hearing. I think it would help add public understanding if this thing was conducted in open.Others say an independent body must hear the case. I don't believe the AFL commission can hear it without having - being exposed to perceptions of conflict of interest.Both ASADA and the Federal sports Minister Don Farrell are refusing to speak publicly, but not Stephen Dank. I think it is laughable and ludicrous.Hird isn't laughing. It is interesting the four of us are probably identified as the blackest day in Australian sport now.He has 12 days to come up with a Defence that will save his reputation. Michael Voss
Sacked Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss admits he wasn't the right man to take the AFL club to the next level. Yesterday, the club's triple Premiership captain was told his contract wouldn't be renewed, ending his five-year tenure at the helm. The Lindsays confirmed they will approach - the lions will
approach Paul approach Paul Roos. Voss insists approach Paul Roos. insists there are no hard feelings. It's been enormous time at the club, so while this is pretty much the end to that, the final few moments of where I sit will not take away 22 years of my experience at this club.The Australian women's cricket team is building cricket team is building a steady lead on the final day of its one off Ashes Test in England. The Southern Stars have lost three wickets so far in the first session, holding an over all lead of 159 runs. Meanwhile, the men's team is hoping to salvage something from its Ashes series. They are on their way for a tour game against the England L, ions starting Friday. David Warner says they need to be more patient trying to avoid a four-nil series defeat. We need to know how to reign it in and we know we are going to get those bad balls. Perfect example is looking at Ian Bell. Anything that we bowled to him he's defended back to the bowler. I think probably 80% of his runs he scored have been through cover and point because they are loose balls.The Australian women's and men's basketball teams have beaten NZ in game one of the Oceania Championship series in Lauren Jackson
Auckland. Opals co-captain Lauren Jackson made her come back from a long-term hamstring injury and led the scoring in boomers were
their 16 point win. The boomers were just as dominant, winning 70 to 59. Highlights of both games will be on ABC 1 at 11:45 eastern time tonight. Jared Tallent has won Australia's Championships in Moscow after claiming bronze in Australia's first medal at the
Championships claiming bronze in the 50
Championships in Moscow after
kilometre kilometre walk. Overnight, Russian Yelena Isinbayeva thrilled the home thrilled the home crowd by winning the pole vault. winning the pole vault. The 31-year-old world record holder produced her best clearance in 31-year-old world four years. In the produced four years. In the men's 400 four years. In the men's metres, Lashawn Merritt
reclaimed the title he won in 2009. Australia's Matt Cowdry won the 50 metres free tile and immediately on day 2 of the international paralympic committee world swimming committee Championships. Blake Cochrane broke his own world record on his way to gold in the men's broke his own world record 100 breast stroke final. And bronze in the women's 100 breast stroke.

UK police are on the hunt for a pair of 15th century oak panels stolen from a church in Devon in England. British conservationists say the medievil panels are of national importance but it appears there was little security in place. This is what the panels looked like before the raid - and this is what was left afterwards, a hole where two unique 15th century works of art were crudely prized from their ancient setting. The panels are priceless, really. They are unique. There are no other examples of them. Mid 15th century, high artistry, and the only worth that they have is an an indigenous part panels
of this church. The two stolen panels depigted two Saints, a third panel was smashed in the raid. For local people around, the theft is a cultural and historical blow. It survived revolutions, and yet here we are today, 600-odd years on, and someone's taken them.Police were today examining the church, but say it's not clear who would have taken works of art like this. It looks like there are two panel s - targeted, nothing else has been disturbed in the church and they haven't been taken out with any great care. One was damaged. It does look like they were taken specifically. There are more than 330 churches like this dotted around isolated parts of Britain. The problem for many of them is keeping them secure. Although the Government and the church of England together give $4 million pounds for the up keep, they have to be kept open during the day so that the public can give their vital donations. in e clees asty call terms, there could evil about this medievil
robbery, with thieves now prepared to take the very art from church infrastructure.You have been watching 'The World' on a night when Egyptian official the moved in on two protest camps in Cairo. Local media reports say dozens were killed, but the Muslim Brotherhood says more than 200 were killed. 18 Indian sailors feared dead. For details on those stories, and more, you can log on to our website at To keep up to ABC News
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The top stories from ABC News, a long threatened crackdown on supporters Egypt's deposed President appears to have left dozens dead in Cairo. Security forces are clearing two big protest camps where demonstrators have been gathering for weeks to demand the return of President Mohammed Morsi. Police fired teargas on the crowds in Cairo and smoke was seen rising from various fires. The Muslim Brotherhood claims hundreds of people have died, but Al Jazeera's correspondent says those figures cannot be trusted. It's a very fluid situation, a fast-developing story and both sides of the divide have proven in the past to have given inaccurate reports of numbers. It is in the interests of the organisers of the sit-ins to certainly give a rather inflated number of injury, particularly as they