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This Program is Captioned Live.This is Afternoon Live on ABC News 24, hello, I'm Kim Landers. Our top story today- the Cairo blood bath. Condemnation over the crackdown in Egypt. The Government over 270 people died with the Muslim Brotherhood claiming the death toll runs into the thousands.Also this afternoon - Kevin Rudd in the north and Tony Abbott in the south making their pitch to voters.A rogue Afghan soldier who wounded 3 Australian soldiers in 2011 tracked down and killed.And the Eurozone emerges from recession amid warnings the crisis is far from over. There's condemnation of Egypt's There's been global crackdown condemnation of Egypt's deadly ousted President crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
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ousted President At least 270 people have been killed, thousands more injured killed, after security forces raided 2 protest camps. A after security forces raided state of emergency has protest camps. declared in the country. The crisis is a major challenge for the US as it tries to justify its continued support for the Egyptian regime.ABC correspondent Jane Cowan reports.It had been a site of mass protest for weeks. In a few short hours it was reduced to a burning wasteland. The crackdown had begun soon after dawn when the army smashed through barricades. As the death toll climbed and the injured were rushed to makeshift hospitals, an Internet news outlet released footage showing Egyptian police firing apparent live rounds at protestors.Among those killed were veteran cameraman Nick Dean who was working for Britain's Sky News. The Egyptian Vice-President Mohamed El Baradei resigned over the loss of life.In the wake of the bloody crackdown the violence spread beyond Cairo.In the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, police stations, government buildings and churches were attacked. TRANSLATION: An injustice has been done to Islam and to Egypt and to the people. May God bring justice.But Egypt's interim government praised security forces for showing restraint and imposed a state of emergency with dusk still dawn curfews for the next month. TRANSLATION: The Government has stressed that it will respond firmly to any attempts to attack public property.There was an outpouring of anger from Gaza to Jordan. our children in the neighbour of freedom and justice. They should all receive the death should all receive penalty.World leaders expressed unanimous con - condemnation led by the US.Today's events are deplorable and they run counter to Egyptian aspirations for peace, inclusion and genuine democracy.The bloodshed puts the US in an increasingly awkward position. It wants a close relationship with whoever's in power in Egypt and the Obama Administration's been reluctant to call the deposing of Mohamed Morsi a coup because that would oblige it to cut off the more than $1 billion in aid it provides each year to the Egyptian military.But the violence at the hands of the interim government is becoming harder to overlook.Back home, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have been campaigning at opposite ends of the country today. The PM has used a trip to Darwin to announce plans for a low tax economic zone in the Northern Territory. The Opposition Leader has unveiled his economic plan for Tasmania during his second trip of the election to the apple isle. As the major parties continue their high profile campaigns the former speaker Peter Slipper has announced he will recontest his Queensland seat of Fisher as an Independent. And after a year of unflatering allegations against him, Peter Slipper's wife Inge has launched a passionate defence of her husband declaring their marriage is real and that she loves him. We'll speak to Nick Dole soon but first let's take a look at the leaders' day on the campaign trail so far.Hi guys, how are you, Kevin Rudd.Now do you fly these things?Yes, both pilots.OK, how is the Tiger performing?Fantastic.We had big debates in the national security committee about this. How long have Jao bonworking on these?For 3 years now, sir.And what's the skill set, tell me what do you need to do?Well, this is our reverse osmosis water unit.Oh, I didn't see.So h this is the extravert, I take it?Good work?Yeah, great. I've been lucky inform to be deployed to East Timor last year, so come back into the swing of it now.The deconstruction is certainly going on, I saw that over there. It was completely unrecognisable from my previous visit. How many batteries have you got here?We've got a regiment. We've got 2 batteries here and one in Adelaide.Which is your primary piece for sort of machine gun work?For firing against a port of troops would be the mag 58.What's its range?2,000 metres.We have got to do the right thing by all Australians.They're really nifty those, aren't they?Good morning, everyone.It's good to be here in Launceston. My friends, 23 days. 23 days to campaign for a better future.Well for the latest on the campaign I'm joined now by political reporter Nick Dole who is in Canberra. Nick, this is the first time we've seen Kevin Rudd in the Northern Territory this campaign. Are we likely to see a bit more of him up there?I think it's highly likely Kevin Rudd will be making at least another stop in the Territory. Of course they try to get their way around all of Australia at least once but certainly in the Darwin area, the seat of Solomon is certainly in play, currently held by the country Liberals on a very slender margin, 1.8%, Kim. So certainly Kevin Rudd would be hoping to spend a bit more time, I'd say, in the Darwin area. Today he was only on the ground for a short time but he squeezed a lot into his visit. First he visited the Robertson barracks in Darwin, meeting many of the tloop - troops and checking out some of the hard ware. And he used the opportunity to announce some news that Mohammad Rousi who is an Afghan who shot and wounded 3 Australian soldiers back in 2011 had been tracked down and killed. It's believed he was killed on Tuesday as a result of an extensive period of time of intelligence and he was approached by an assault squad grenade and he was and he apparently grenade and he was then shot
dead. So Kevin and he apparently threw a
grenade and he dead. So Kevin Rudd used that opportunity while visiting the dead. So Kevin Rudd used troops, not only opportunity while visiting troops, not only to announce
that troops, not that news to them but also thank them for their that news to them but also to thank them overseas.Now while he's been thank them for their hard work there, Kevin Rudd has also taken overseas.Now while he's taken the chance to launch a new economic policy for the Top taken the chance to launch End?Yes, new economic policy for End?Yes, that's right. A new End?Yes, that's right. A economic zone, if you like. The centrepiece of which would be a lower company tax rate. But it wouldn't take effect until 2018. So at the moment the company tax rate is 30%, Kevin Rudd says he would hope that bringing the company tax rate down to 20% in the Northern Territory by 2018 would help stimulate investment. There would also be extra money for the Northern Territory Government as well to expand the Ord irrigation into the Northern Territory. Kevin Rudd said that there's obviously some constitutional issues involved with changing tax rates and having different tax rates for various states but that's not as much of an issue in the Northern Territory so that's where Kevin Rudd is starting this plan for an invigorated northern Australia. Let's hear some of the PM's announcement in Darwin today.It would be great to have a company tax rate here about one-third lower than that of the rest of the country. For NT based businesses. We, of course, would consult with the Northern Territory Government and with the business community and if returned, we would then finalise and announce a detailed implementation plan in 2014.Kevin Rudd speaking in Darwin. And Nick Dole, Tony Abbott has accused the PM of playing a bit of catch up politics here?Tony Abbott had a face of it sounded similar, the Coalition has face of Coalition within the first 12 months a white paper would be written on the possibility of establishing a similar kind of arrangement in the Northern Territory, particularly to boost investment to see companies relocate to the Top End and to boost food production there. The white paper was going to look into the possibilities of bringing down the company tax rate or looking at different levels of tax as well. So Tony Abbott says that Kevin Rudd isn't across the detail and he says it's essentially catch up politics.The so finally, what are the two men up to this afternoon?Well Tony Abbott has been in Tasmania today. Just a short time ago he was launching the campaign for the Liberal candidate in Denison to take on Andrew Wilkie. But earlier he was at the Hobart airport announcing money for an upgrade for the runway there, which he says will boost tourism to the south of Tasmania and earlier some of the pictures we're seeing there was Tony Abbott launching in Launceston a new plan for approvals for various investments and developments. A new office would be established in Launceston which would streamline the approvals process and Tony that would speed things up and improve business confidence there. He says that Tasmania has a lot of potential but he says there's a lot of things going against it, particularly when you look at things like the unemployment rate. So he says Tasmania is under achieving to some extent. He says this plan would do a lot to right those wrongs but we've seen Tony Abbott already in the seat of Bass this campaign, there again today because Bass is certainly a key seat that the Coalition thinks it can win come September 7.Alright, our political reporter Nick Dole in Canberra, thank you.Thanks, Kim.And now let's take a look at some of the other stories we're following today with Kathryn Stolarchuk.Thanks, Kim. Good afternoon. A Brisbane woman whose twin toddlers died of malnutrition has been given 8 years jail but she will be eligible for immediate parole. The 35-year-old mother who can't be named, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the died
18-month-old boy and girl who died in 2008. Her Supreme Court trial heard she was suffering from a major depressive episode at the time. In sentencing, the judge took into account her early guilty plea and her cooperation with police.An investigation is under way into the death of a worker at a mine site in the Pilbara. The Department of Mines and Petroleum says a contractor believes to be in his mid 20s sustained fatal injuries at Fortescue metal Group's Christmas Creek iron ore mine site last night. He was working in an iron ore processing plant. FMG says it will assist in the investigation and that mining and processing operations at the mine have now been suspended.It's the first death in the industry since August 2011.Two teenagers have been taken to hospital after a wall outside a high school collapsed in Sydney's west.The ambulance service says the accident happened in Blacktown just after 1:00 this afternoon. A 14-year-old girl suffered a minor back injury and a 17-year-old girl has a minor leg injury. Both have been taken to hospital. Another person was treated at the scene. Police say it was a 3 metre tall free-standing brick wall.A fire fighter and a resident have been injured in 2 separate fires in Queensland's south-east overnight. The fire fighter was hurt when he fell through the roof of a garden shop while battling a blaze Rochedale in Brisbane's south earlier shop while battling a blaze at earlier this morning.One Rochedale in Brisbane's south earlier this morning.One fire
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Caboolture north of man in his 60s received man in his 60s received serious man in his 60s burns to most of his body fire at a unit burns to most of fire at a unit complex.We found fire at found large volumes of smoke found large volumes of and fire coming from the premise.Police are investigating the cause of both fires.A senior member of the Hells Angels bikie gang is behind bars after an investigation into an international drug supply ring. Police say the syndicate was responsible for importing more than half of tonne of chemicals used to manufacture ice and speed. Now 34-year-old Barr Maziyar John Ebrahimi has been arrested. Ebrahimi is the president of the Hells Angels Chinatown chapter which was shut down a fortnight ago. The arrest comes after the Sydney chapter president Felix Lyle was charged with drug offences earlier this year. 3 other men have been arrested. Ebrahimi has already faced court where he was refused bail. He will now re-Nain' main in custody until his next court appearance in September.NSW police are warning people to be vigilant with their credit cards with an investigation under way into an international ATM skimming syndicate. A crime gang with links to Romania is believed to have targeted 15 ATMs, mostly in southern Sydney, and the northern beaches. The fraud and cyber crime squad said a small been
transmitter and camera have been used to steal about concern
$100,000 and they say there's concern the syndicate is planning to spread beyond Sydney.Romanians commit ATM They will come here after they go through other countries. Generally North America and come out here. That's the they will travel from one capital city to another. We're they will travel working very closely with our colleagues and counterparts in other States. This isn't limited to Sydney, they're working in other capitals on the eastern sea board but at the present time mainly in Sydney.Lawyers have made their final submissions on a sentence to be imposed on the former Tasmanian timber company boss John Gay. Gay will be sentenced in Launceston next Friday after pleading guilty to one count of insider trading in 2009 when he was the executive chairman of Gunns.This morning his lawyer described the sale of 3.4 million Gunns shares as negligent rather than deliberate. He said Gay was motivated by ill health and not a report details the company's falling profits. NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has dismissed reports he's set to be embroiled in the ICAC screwny over the Obeid family's infrastructure deals. The Sydney water board bypassed tender and granted Australia water a 25 year deal to develop the north-west corridor in a deal worth $100 million. It's being scrutinised by ICAC because of the Obeid's large stake in Australian Water and the company's donations to the Liberal Party. Barry O'Farrell has confirmed he met with the major shareholder of the company just months before it was granted the contract but he says he hasn't been contacted a as part of any investigation.A 61-year-old looter who preyed on victims of this year's flood crisis in Queensland will serve at least 3 months in prison. The Bundaberg Magistrates Court heard Darryl John Haas was driving in North Bundaberg on January 31 when he stole a fridge from a flooded business. Prosecutors said Haas lied to officers claiming the fridge was his son's. Today he pleaded guilty to one count of looting and he was sentenced to 9 months jail but will be eligible for parole November.Taking a look at the local share market and it is still trading lower:

And I'll be back with more news a little later, Kim.He's calling it a David and Goliath confirmed
battle but Peter Slipper has confirmed that he will recontest his Sunshine Coast seat as an Independent.The former speaker and ex-LNP member has been through a turbulent time accused of sexual harassment and misusing his parliamentary expenses. Even though he's held the seat of Fisher since 1993, Peter Slipper is now up against the former Howard Government minister Mal Brough. While the sexual harassment case against him has been dismissed he is still facing 3 charges relating to the alleged misuse of cab charges. But Mr Slipper insists the people in his electorate have seen through the plot against him.It's a great privilege, actually, to serve in the Australian Parliament for more than 20 years. I have to say that it obviously has a great friends and great impact on family friends and parents and particularly great impact on family and
friends and particularly the last 18 months friends and parents and have not been easy for Inge and have not me and my children and my parents and my parents-in-law and my friends. But I really appreciate the support of my wife Inge and my entire family and I'm happy to continue to serve the people of Fisher and the people of the Sunshine Coast in the Australian Parliament if I'm privileged to , for the 9th occasion, be elected as the Member for Fisher at the election on 7 September.Peter Slipper's wife Inge has delivered an impassioned defence of the controversial MP saying he's made mistakes but he's a really decent person.You know, the last 18 months have been extremely difficult. Made quite difficult in some respects by actually you guys. I've had helicopters come down over my lenses
house. I've had telephoto lenses looking into our home. I've had somebody, I think might have been from one of the local TV stations, who actually put their hand on the bon eet of my car in my garage and caressed the bonnet which I found quite strange. They were trying to check the temperature was hot or cold.We saw the hand marks because there was dust on the bonnet.I've had a situation where there was a direct hit on our marriage. Our marriage is real. I have stuck by Peter, I love Peter. There's so many things you guys don't understand about him.Well for more on this and the political landscape in Queensland I'm joined now by Professor Scott Prasser. He's the executive director of the Public Policy Institute at the Australian Catholic University. Professor Scott Prasser. How much does it go with the electorate to see a politician's wife standing by his side declaring her love for him and saying that all the allegations against him, her husband, is misunderstood, do voters take that into account?Up to a point. It's par for the course. We would
expect the wife to stand by her man, so to speak, expect the man, so to speak, but I think that Peter Slipper's days as a member of parliament that Peter Slipper's days member of parliament are numbered and he's there's numbered and he's there's been a number of allegations against him on a number of occasions and I don't think he can sustain that and I believe he will lose his seat quite easily.You don't think voters look at something, a performance like that and think how awkward, he's having to get his wife to stand up for him, is this his last attempt to hang on to that seat?It looks like a last gasp and some would have said it would have been better if you'd gone gallantly and retired from the scene and let things play out. Of course there will be some sympathy for the wife, and for Peter to some extent. No-one likes to really see anyone in a sort of that sort of process.But overall voters are voters and they will vote for the parties they want to vote and Peter's no long ner the party that got him there and for which he supported for so long.He sat in that seat so long, re-elected as a Liberal and then as an LNP member. Is it simply because you think that seat will now default to the LNP candidate Mal Brough?That's right. All those seats on the Sunshine Coast are all basically LNP seats and that seat's going to go to Mal Brough, I believe, very easily, and if not a swing towards the LNP.If we look at some other Queensland seats, a couple of days ago Peter Beattie said his seat of Forde, south of Brisbane, he described it as the litmus test for Queensland. He said if he can't win Forde then Labor as a whole cannot win office. Do you think that that's accurate?Not really, I think it's a very marginal seat. I would ask Peter Beattie why didn't he run for Brisbane, that's where his State electorate was part of and his house was, why didn't you go for Brisbane, Peter? Why out there at Forde? I don't think there's going to be the big swing towards ALP they think there is. Forde could be marginal, Peter could pull over the line but also it smacks too much of a stunt. Bringing back a former premier who is over in America, he doesn't live in the electorate, it looks like a stunt to me, and Peter, you're full of stunts.A final question then, there is also in Queensland the base for Palmer United Party and also Katter's Australian Party, what impact political scene?The will they have on the Party political scene?The Palmer
Party will have impact. Clive Palmer has left it too late. It's not quite clear what his message is. Yes, he's a successful businessman, terms
we all admire that, but in terms of politics it's not going to run anywhere. The Katter Australian Party did well last year but well last year but it's not going to have the same impact this year. There's been some problems inside the Katter Australian Party and it's very much his own man, Mr Katter up there in North Queensland, and that's where it's going to be. It won't bite much in south-east Queensland where the votes are.The preferences from either of those two minor parties won't be crucial?I don't think they're going to be that crucial. I don't think the Clive party is going to get a very big vote to be able to actually make much influence. The Katter Australia Party might have some influence in a new seats but I don't believe it's going to be a major impact this election. This is going to be a polarised election where voters want to get a major party in and have a majority of seats.Alright, Scott Prasser always fascinating to talk about Queensland, thank you very much for joining us.Thank you.It's time now to check business and finance with Michelle Rafferty and Australian economists aren't getting too excited about the growth figures out of that Eurozone?They remain cautious about the figures showing the region has grown. They've recorded growth for the first time in 18 months. Germany's economy rose 0.7% and France had a boost of 0.5% but the European Commission says there are significant obstacles to overcome. The 17-nation bloc is still fragile and Greece is struggling with record unemployment.I would be very cautious about overplaying what is one quarter of very meek growth. In the sense that first of all the growth result is preliminary and it can be subject to very heavy revisions. It was also very northern based. It was based around growth in Germany and France whereas the rest of the Eurozone combined is still in contraction territory. And of course it was very heavily driven by growth in the production side of the economy and that won't be sustained unless we get an uptick in global demand and it's very hard to actually find that around the world.Meanwhile the Australian market has retreated slightly with resources, banking and industrials leading the gains. The All Ords is down 8 points: Wall Street fell amid more speculation of cuts to the stimulus and poor sales results by the department stores Macy's also weighed.

Mistakes at the Bank of Queensland are going to cost it a total of $46 million but analysts don't believe it will do long-term damage to the institution. A review of operations found around 35,000 accounts have been charged incorrect interest rates and fees dating back as far as 2004. The review began after problems were found in the bank's mortgage offset accounts.Retailer Coles has been a stand out performer for the conglomerate Wes farmers in the last year helping to boost the company's annual profits. Wesfarmers have reported a rise of 6% in its after tax profit to $2.26 billion. The company's resources division was a weak point because of the lower coal prices and Target has also struggled. But Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder says Bunnings have been highlights despite the difficult trading conditions.The outgoing chief of AMP said a freeze on changes on superannuation rules and a lift in the share market will boost future profits. AMP has made a net profit of $393 million during the first half of the year. Its wealth management business grew as market volatility eased and share prices rose. But a fall in life insurance premiums weighed on the sector. AMP has also announced it's appointed Craig Millerar as CEO from the beginning of 20 sh - 2014. AMP shares were up nearly 5% and that's the latest from the finance market.Thanks, Michelle. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may be in line for a funding boost if the latest recommendations from the Australian policy studies institute becomes a reality. Deputy director Dr Anthony Bergin has said Internet security should be of greater priority in the defence industry.The Australian economy is dependent on the connections that cyber space allows and that we've seen a systematic intrusions through cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber theft. So what we're arguing in this report is that the next government should issue a cyber white paper that the next government should also set up a policy council, a cyber policy council to advise the PM on cyber security and that generally that a minister at cabinet level should own cyber security policy. At the moment it's not clear who in fact owns the whole issue of cyber security. So we pro pose that a minister for security and resilience be established at the cabinet level that would have responsibility for cyber security along with counter-terrorism and disaster resilience.Time to check the weather now and conditions are going to deteriorate in the south-east tomorrow, Graham?Yes, Kim. It's all to do with another very strong frond set to move into the south-east and that front's moving through WA. Now it triggered some strong and damaging winds about parts of the south-west, some gusts there in excess of 90km/h. That included Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth.Now that's severe weather warning has been cancelled for the south-west region of WA but as moves further east it butts up
against this region of WA but as this front moves further against this high pressure system, a very strong and winds set to system, a very strong winds set to redevelop across
the south-eastern corner. Now the front itself as it moves through WA hasn't triggered overly significant falls. We saw totals fairly widespread up to about 10 mm to 9am and we've seen similar sort of falls since then but nothing in the way of overly significant rainfall. But that will change, particularly as this system moves towards Tasmania. Northerly winds freshening, that's going to see rain redeveloping about the north and west of the State and then a series of cold fronts set to move through likely to trigger some quite heavy rainfall about the west and north and we also have a flood watch out for the Glenelg and Hopkins River basin in Victoria in the south-west of the State. But by far the big feature of the system is going to be the strong winds. We've got severe weather warnings for damaging winds through southern Victoria and the north-east of the State. Strong winds also for aide Adelaide, the Alice Springs region and across Tasmania and we'll see those sweep into the remainder of the south-west as we move into the weekend. Thanks very much, Graham.Farmers in regional Victoria have come together to tackle depression and a recent spike in suicides in the Warrnambool region.Well this is a gathering of about 600 farmers and community members It's
which is significant in itself. It's hard to get farmers off the farm but that's the point of the night. It's Farmers Night Off. It was organised Farmers Night Off. organised by Farmer Power organised by Farmer Power and they approached the group Beyond Blue to hold this night and they've done that because of the difficult times this region has been through with the dairy industry, also the rain came late this year. But even more so in the past 8 weeks there have been 3 suicides, 3 farmer suicides. So there is a great concern in the community that something needs to be done.Not many of them have been off the farm and it's been really tough financial and climatic conditions. We just got together and said what can we do and we thought what a great idea just to give the farmers a night off and get them off the farm for a night and really try and release some of the stress and the financial stress that they've been facing over the last 12 months.The dairy industry in the very
south-west has gone through very difficult times, although I think we're starting to see a window of hope again with rains, better prices and, of course, the fall in the Australian dollar. But for a lot of farmers it's still going to be a struggle because, of course, income follows good we're
weather by some months. So we're here to try and direct attention to good living, good health and I hope we can, in some small way, encourage them to keep up the good fight.And don't forget, you can watch ABC News 24 at any time, even when you're away from your television you will find the live stream at abc.net.au/news. Still to come on Afternoon Live - the staggering number of tobacco retailers who are breaking the law.

The top stories from ABC News - there's strong international condemnation towards Egypt's bloody crackdown on protestors in Cairo as a state of emergency is declared in the country. Egyptian officials say around 280 people have been killed as police try to clear pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood protestors. The violence has spread beyond Cairo with Morsi supporters and security forces clashing in other Egyptian cities.Federal MP and former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper has confirmed he will recontest his Sunshine Coast seat as an independent. Meanwhile the PM Kevin Rudd has been campaigning in Darwin and about
has made two key announcements about tax rates for business. While Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has spent much of the day in northern Tasmania where he unveiled his economic plan for the State.Afghan troops have killed a former who wounded 3 Australians in an insider attack in November 2 2011. He opened fire on Australians at a patrol base in Oruzgan. Rousi escaped and had been on the run ever since but earlier this week he was located and then killed by Afghan forces in a joint operation with Australian troops.And the Eurozone has emerged from recession after a record 18 months of economic contraction. Leading growth was Portugal, France and Germany but economists believe Europe still has a long way to go before it's considered to a full recovery. a full recovery.In Egypt official death toll is now at least official death toll is now least 280. 2,000 more were injured when the security forces broke up 2 big protest camps on the streets of Cairo set up by supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Mr Morsi's main backers, the Muslim Brotherhood, claims the death toll is more like 2,000. Two hours after first light without warning the State moved in.We filmed a military bulldozer knocking down the barricades around the mosque. The main capital of the pro-Morsi movement.Protestors fought back.This is what a last stand looks like.On this corner demonstrate ors burned tyres and took on the police. Here an older man joins in. This officer fired his shot they
gun towards demonstrators as they ran away.The raid's been going on for about 2 hours now. The police control this road. I'd say we're about 100 metres from the rab - rab Rabaa mosque and we're hearing tear gas and live shots.In this neighbourhood the security forces have plenty of support. The front line, the Rabaa mosque is just a few blocks away.Here an injured officer retreats from the fight.This is the area the security forces are trying to clear.The Rabaa mosque encampment has become a battle ground. TRANSLATION: A man was standing next to me, in a second he was hit in the chest and he died. What have we done?But government TV has broadcast these infra-red pictures. They're said to show Morsi supporters firing on the police from the encampment.But this is what the pro-Morsi movement wants the world to see. Supporters took these pictures inside a field hospital.Many are too graphic to show.A BBC Arabic correspondent counted 50 bodies in one morgue. Protestors called the raid a massacre. TRANSLATION: This massacre is a war of annihilation. The General should realise that the military coup has fail and that he will be tried before a criminal court. He is attempting to drag the Egyptian army and people into a civil war.What must the deposed and imprisoned Mohamed Morsi make of what happened. His supporters once made up half the country. They're now out of power and they're losing their final pieces of territory. Freelance journalist Shah - Shahira Amin witnessed the seens in Cairo. She's been monitoring the unrest since President morse irk was deposed in July.For me it's like Tiananmen Square, it's another massacre, the third in a month. You may remember that last month 51 pro-Morsi protestors were killed outside the Republican Guard headquarters and there was a second massacre a few weeks later. Today was the third. We knew this was coming yet it took us all by surprise. The interior Ministry had said it would break up the protests, that they cannot go on endlessly. They finally moved and they used excessive force.

Kevin Rudd has unveiled a Kevin Rudd radical plan Kevin Rudd has unveiled radical plan to develop the tropical is a special tropical north. The centrepiece is a special economic zone in the Northern Territory is a special economic zone featuring a company tax rate significantly lower featuring a rest of the significantly rest of significantly lower than the
rest of the country. Political correspondent Greg Jenette correspondent Greg reports.Ready, aim, build.It's a serious piece of machinery. G'day, mate, how are you? Kevin.The full weaponry of developments being unleashed on norther Australia.I'm talking about how you grow the economy of the territory.He's talking about the most radical stimulus package the north has seen.Here a special compick zone, in the Ord expanding the area by a third, in northern Queensland strategic growth plans for the next 20 years.A re-elected Labor Government would look to slash the company tax rate to around 10% for firms based in the Northern Territory and only in the Territory. The constitution makes it almost impossible for States to get such zonal advantages.All the criticisms will come but I'm on about how you paint a picture for the future of Australia and the Territory which has got meat attached to it.Labor's devouring the same zonal tax break idea it had derided only 6 months ago when the Coalition floated it.Ideas that actually don't even pass the laugh test.Stir it around and what have you got? Troppo Tony.These days Tony Abbott's trying to develop Tasmania.A growth plan for Tasmania.With proposals for roads and Hobart airport.$38 million to extend the runway so that it actually can take international jets.And generously ceding his northern Australia ideas to the Government.The Government was out there appealing our proposal for the consideration for things like zonal tax rebates and so on. So all I say is Mr Rudd has entirely changed his tune.Adopting changed rivals' policies might sound like cooperative politics sms . It's anything but. The campaign has taken a sharp veer towards the negative with new advertising and tit-for-tat exchanges.What are you hiding, Mr Abbott?Labor's gone for two new versions highlighting what it says are secret plans for spending cuts.Mr Rudd said at the beginning that he wanted a positive campaign, yet what we've seen from people associated with the Labor Party is nonstop negativity. I think this is an indicator that Labor has no record to defend and nothing to say about our future.There's no a plan for a northern future but it's not yet costed.Despite economic announcements from both sides today week 2 of the election will be remembered more for the stumbles and trip ups. Tony Abbott's gop - copped much of the heat for his sex appeal comments. Today News Exchange Votes is asking is serious by
policy discussion being buried by media stunts and gaffes? And quho's to blame. Politicians for milking the slip up or the media for playing along?

1 in 4 tobacco retailers in NSW has reportedly been caught out breaking the rules when it comes to the sale of cigarettes.The Cancer Council of NSW has audited more than 1,700 tobacco outlets and found 1 in 10 didn't display the compulsory health warnings.It wants a licensing system introduced for tobacco retailers and the Cancer Council is also urging the State Government to develop a plan for restricting the number, type and distribution of retail outlets.The the Cancer Council says targeted reforms could help make it easier for smokers to quit and help stop young people taking up smoking.Well to discuss this a little more I'm joined by Jos de Bruin, he's the CEO of the Master Grocers Association of Australia which represents the ind - independent grocery sector.The cancer Council of NSW estimates the State has 9,500 outlets selling tobacco and it's worried no-one's keeping an eye on breaches of the law, what do you say?Well firstly, our members are vigilant when it comes to regulations and let me tell you, it's not just tobacco, it's a pet - plethora of regulations. I would like to offer that the regulations are complied with, they are rigorous, we've seen a number of changes over the last 3 or 4 years which have added cost, red tape and burden to our retailers to actually sell tobacco, a legal product.Before we talk about some of those burdens the Cancer Council says the breaches include, for example, not telling the Ministry of Health that you were selling cigarettes, it occurs just from little stores all the way into supermarkets, not putting up mandatory health warning signs. There are some rules and not everybody is complying?Yes, look and certainly there are and signs should be up, we acknowledge that. There are times when the smaller retailers those signs may fall off the wall and they haven't been put back up. Certainly there are those minor breaches that are at risk of occurring, not deliberately but accidentally occurring. You are right about that. But we're talking signs here, we're not talking about, you know, some signs here, we're not talking
about major breaches of, you know - sorry.Explain a little earlier you were talking about regulations that your members have to abide by that you find too onerous, what doio mean by that? The regulations are rigorous and we comply with those regulations. There are all the signage regulations. Yes, we must put up signage. We , yes, we must train our staff, the cost to train our staff, and we have a tear turnover staff. They're serving customers tobacco every day. We have to train them up in knowing all the regulations, who to serve, who not to serve. We are restricted with a one cash register rule which makes it terribly onerous to serve customers who are at a customer service section of a supermarket. We have tried to change that because whilst we acknowledge that this campaign is about helping to reduce smoking, what this campaign is all about is about increasing the cost to do business for our retailers. There are other costs as well in regards to having to refurbish stores in the most recent times by covering up tobacco. So no tobacco can be sighted in a store. We've seen the Federal Government introduce plain tobacco packaging, making it very difficult for staff in store to be able to serve customers. Again, we know that these types of recommendations are around making it harder for people to buy tobacco but they should not be made harder for retailers to sell tobacco because it just adds cost and burden.The Cancer Council says tobacco retailers should be licenced in the same way that shops sell alcohol or prescription medication and they're suggesting a fee to register, to be able to sell tobacco. Why shouldn't the sale bottle shop
of tobacco be regulated if a bottle shop can cope, if a pharmacy, a chemist with very strict regulations, why can't people who sell cigarettes and the like?Well there is a licensing rule in NSW and that has been introduced. I would say that we are against more regulation, more costs and more red tape. If you're going to say to me that a licensing regime is going to be introduced to help reduce red tape cost, help to help our retailers to do business more economically and efficiently, which it cannot do right now, then I'd be in support of it but I can only sorry,
see that liquor licence - sorry, that tobacco licensing regime as being more onerous for our retailers.Jos de Bruin, thank you for joining us this afternoon.It's a pleasure.Turning overseas now, the convicted US soldier Bradley Manning has apologised for leaking secret intelligence documents to WikiLeaks. Manning made the unexpected remarks at his sentencing hearing in a military court. The army private said that he was sorry for hurting people and the US. It's the first time Manning has expressed regret for his leak. He faces up to 90 years behind bars after being convicted of espionage.As many as 18 Indian sailors are feared dead after an explosion in a submarine berthed near Mumbai. It's not clear what caused the blast and sabotage hasn't been ruled out.The Indian Government says it's a shocking tragedy and it's promised a full investigation.A giant fireball rises from the Indian navy submarine.18 sailors are inside.It's perhaps one of the worst accidents that the Indian navy sub-Ma - submarine arm has ever had.It's believed the submarine was fully armed when it berthed at the military ship yard in Mumbai. Reports suggest the blast may have happened during maintenance on the diesel submarine's battery system.I'm going to Mumbai to see there.Just days earlier India has been celebrating one of the its greatest military achievements, the launch of first locally built aircraft carrier.Launching an aircraft carrier is a big deal for a country that 10 years ago was not even making a scooter, forget about a car. In that sense it was a reflection of India's tech no industrial competence.India has been expanding its armed forces, rapidly upgrading its mostly Soviet-era weaponry. This submarine had only recently had a major refit by its original Russian manufacturer. A naval inquiry has now been set up to look into the causes of the incident. In the meantime India's military pride is sure to be dented. Not what India needs when there's perceived to be a growing threat in the region from China.Time for sport now with Amy Hetzel and the Wallabies team to face New Zealand has been announced. Have they taken your advice?Yes, I think they have, Kim. I can tell you it's a big moment for new coach Ewen McKenzie naming moment for new coach McKenzie naming his first Wallabies team since taking reins. Matt Toomua will start in the number 10 in the number

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The Wallabies Zealand in the first Bledisloe Test on Saturday night in Sydney. Hawthorn will wait to see how the injured Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge pull up after training before deciding if they're fit to play Collingwood tomorrow night. Collingwood needs the win to have a chance of moving into the top 4 with 3 games remaining in the regular season. Pies utility Steele Sidebottom is backing their defensive line to keep Franklin under control despite Buddy's impressive record against them. He's kicked 50 goals in the last 12 games against the Pies.Yeah, he usually kicks goals against us. Our defenders have their work cut out but as I said, we're playing Hawthorn, a little battle between themselves. The defenders are playing against Buddy and I'm sure we've got the guys that can control him.Australian cricket selectors have unveiled an 18-man one-day international squad to take on England and Scotland after the Ashes series. Ahmed's selection has come at the expense of Xavier Doherty. John inver rarity said Ahmed has earned his call up.He played in Australia A on the tour to UK, he played in Ireland and in Bristol against Gloucestershire and he's been on this tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa, both cricket and 50-over cricket.
He's bowling well so this is his opportunity and we're He's bowling well so this his opportunity and we're very
keen to see his opportunity and keen to see him and see how he fares in international cricket.The Australian women's cricket team is off to a better start than the men in their Ashes campaign being played over all 3 format s. They've drawn the only Test in Buckinghamshire. On the 4th and final day skipper Jodie Field shone for the Southern Stars with 78 not out. Australia declared its second innings at 5/231 leaving England a target of 249 off 45 overs. England didn't take up the run chase after Ellyse Perry ran out the player of the match, opener Heather Knight. England finished on 2/93.I was happy with the performance of the team and we've got lots of positives to take into the ODI matches.The first one-day international is on Tuesday at Lords.Jarryd Tallent has won Australia's first medal at the athletics championships. The Australian race walker claimed bronze in the 50 kilometre event. The 2-time Olympic silver medallist managed a patient performance to move into outright third inside the final 10 kilometres and crossed the line in just over 3 hours 40 minutes behind Ireland's gold medallist Robert Heffernan. It's the 28-year-old's second world championships bronze.It's great to win a medal every time. I'm disappointed, I wanted to win the gold today. It's my fifth medal at a world or Olympics and I've won 2 silvers and 3 bronze now. Hopefully one day I'll get the gold so I'll push on to Beijing in 2015 and Rio in 2016.Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has stunned the tennis world by announcing her retirement. The world number 7 was beaten in the second round of the Cincinnati Open overnight and afterwards revealed she's retiring. She says she's physically unable to play on. The 28-year-old finishes her career with 8 WTA singles titles. Always a good way to go out on a high. I'm sure Bartoli will remember that Wimbledon title for a long time.Thanks, Amy. He's pretty loud and extremely good looking, that's how the Duke of came - Cambridge has described his 3-week-old son Prince George. Prince William Wales and George. Prince William also
revealed he Wales revealed he will be leaving his RAAF Wales and moving his Wales and moving elsewhere when end next month. It his RAAF posting comes to an and rural and that's been a big part of end next month. It is remote
and rural and that's been a big part of its attraction.For 3 years the island of Anglesea has years the island has been a haven for William, a community which welcomed him and then left him and his community which welcomed and then left alone.But William's life changing. He and Catherine have a baby alone.But William's life is
changing. He and a baby now, George born 3 weeks ago. And his a baby now, George born ago. And his 3-year tour of duty as a duty as a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley on Anglesea ends next month. This today was both a farewell and thank you. William met people from Anglesea who have become friends and one, Sharon West, from her ford, whose life he'd saved in his rescue helicopter.I wanted to say thank you for rescuing me.Was it you from the beach?Yes.And your sister.Yes.How are you, are you alright?I'm OK.Gratitude was what William wanted to express too. He started with a few words in Welsh.(Speaks Welsh)Wait for it.Then a reference to Catherine and their son.But she and George would have loved to have been here. He's pretty loud and of course extremely good looking.And finally his thanks to the people of Anglesea.From the bottom of my heart thank you for making my wife and me so welcome when we arrived here.His words left little doubt that leaving Anglesea will be a wrench. Whatever he decides to do next it will be very different to the relatively relaxed and unobtrusive life they've been able to lead here. Anglesea will miss them and it's beyond doubt that they will miss the tranquillity and relative normality of Anglesea.Quick check of the market.Energy stocks weighing on the local share market:

Time to check the weather now and fronts in the south are helping to trigger kainge - dangerous fire weather in the north.Yes, particularly for Queensland as we head into tomorrow. Today parts of Queensland, the Northern Territory and WA recording temperatures in excess of 35 degrees, 35 degrees in the channel country of Queensland. We're seeing up to 36 degrees at the moment through parts of the Northern Territory and WA.Now it's all in association for Queensland this dangerous fire weather is in association with a cold front that's set to move into the south-east and trigger dangerous winds across the region. But it's a will also introduce very and an upper level will also introduce very hot temperatures, very low humidities and strong winds temperatures, around the channel country and that's what's going to cause those very dangerous fire weather conditions. And that trough could trigger some showers and thunderstorms around southern border areas of Queensland as we move into the weekend and there's the potential that some of those thunderstorms could become severe similar to yesterday afternoon. That frontal system that's currently moving through WA is the one that's going to trigger the strengthening winds through the south-east. Already we have severe weather warnings for damaging winds across many parts of Victoria. We could see those issues for SA and Tasmania tomorrow. That frontal system should move SA, into Victoria during Friday afternoon and evening and then it will cross the remainder of Victoria and Tasmania during the early part of Saturday. Also got strengthening winds through the inland of NSW during Friday. As far as rainfall goes, we will see some moderate falls about the south-west coast of Victoria and anywhere south of around Kangaroo Island in SA, but the highest totals are expected about the north and west of Tasmania.

We should see isolated showers for Perth but probably one of the coldest of the day, it should improve after that. There's a high pressure system ridges through.Thanks, Graham. You're watching Afternoon Live on ABC News 24 and when we come back we'll have more on the violence in Egypt that has left hundreds dead and drawn worldwide condemnation.

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This Program is Captioned Live.This is Afternoon Live on ABC News 24, hello, I'm Kim landsers. Our top story today - bloodshed in Egypt. Hundreds killed as authorities break up camps of Mohamed Morsi supporters. The overnight curfew imposed around the country ended 2 hours ago, we'll bring you all the developments this afternoon. Also this afternoon - from north to south, the PM unveils a plan for the Top End while the Opposition focuses on growing the Tasmanian economy. It will be great to have a company tax rate here about one-third lower than that of the rest of the country.We've got to have a new attitude, a new state of mind here in Tasmania.The former Speaker Peter Slipper tries to stay in politics. He's decided to recontest his Queensland seat. And the Wallabies name their team to try to end a decade of All Blacks dominance in the Bledisloe Cup.There's been global condemn ation of Egypt's bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. At least 280 people have been killed and thousands more injured when security forces raided 2 protest camps. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in the country. The crisis is a major challenge for the US as it tries to justify its continued support for the interim Egyptian regime.It had been a site of mass protest for weeks. In a few short hours it was reduced to a burning waist wasteland. The crack down began soon after dawn when the army smashed through barricades.As the death toll climbed and the injured were rushed to makeshift hospitals, an Internet news outlet released footage showing Egyptian police firing apparent live rounds at protestors.Among those killed was veteran cameraman Nick Dean who was working for Britain's Sky News. The Egyptian Vice-President Mohamed El Baradei resigned over the loss of life.In the wake of the bloody crackdown the violence spread beyond Cairo.In the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria police stations, government buildings and churches were attacked. TRANSLATION: An injustice has been done to Islam and to Egypt and to the people. May God bring justice.But Egypt's interim government praised security forces for showing restraint and imposed a state of emergency with dusk till dawn curfews for the next month. TRANSLATION: The Government has stressed that it will respond firmly to any attempts to attack public property.Across the region there was an outpouring of anger from Gaza to Jordan. TRANSLATION: They are killing our children in the name of freedom and justice. They should all receive the death penalty.World leaders expressed unanimous condemnation led by the US. Today's events are deplorable and they run counter to Egyptian aspirations for peace, inclusion and genuine democracy.The bloodshed puts the US in an increasingly awkward position. close relationship with
whoever's in awkward position. It wants a whoever's in power in Egypt and whoever's the Obama whoever's in power in Egypt the Obama Administration's been reluctant to call the the Obama Administration's reluctant to call the deposing
reluctant to call of Mohamed Morsi a coup that would oblige of Mohamed Morsi a that would oblige it to cut off the more than $1 billion in aid it provides each year the more than $1 billion in it provides each Egyptian military.But the violence at Egyptian military. violence at the hands of the interim government is becoming harder to overlook.Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have been campaigning at opposite ends of the country today. The PM has used a trip to Darwin to announce plans for a low tax economic zone in the Northern Territory. The Opposition Leader has unveiled his economic plan for Tasmania. It's his second trip of the campaign to the apple isle. As the major parties continue their high profile campaigns, the former speaker Peter Slipper has announced he will recon test his Queensland seat of Fisher as an independent. And after a year of unflatering allegations against him Peter Slipper's wife has launched a passionate defence of her husband declaring their marriage is real and that she loves him. We'll speak to political reporter Nick Dole soon but first let's take a look at the leader's day on the campaign trail so far.Good to see you. Now you fly these things?Yes, both pilots.How's the Tiger performing? Fan fantastic. How long have you been working on these?I've been with mortars for 3 years now, sir.OK, and so what's the skill set, tell me, what do you need to do?What have we got here?This is reverse osmosis water purification unit.So this is the extravert, I take it.Good work?Yeah, great. I've been lucky enough to be deployed to East Timor last year, so come back and back into the swing of it now.The going on because I saw that over there. It deconstruction is certainly over there. It was completely unrecognisable from my visit. How many batteries have you got here?We have a regiment, we've presently got two batteries here and one is in Adelaide.Which is your primary piece for machine gun work?For firing against forward troops mag 58.What's its range?Accurately 2,200 metres.We've got to do the right thing by all Australians.They're really nifty those cameras, aren't they?Good morning, everyone. It's good to be here in Launceston. My friends, 23 days, 23 days to campaign for a better future.Tony Abbott counting down the days to election day there. Well for the latest on the campaign I'm joined now by political reporter Nick Dole in Canberra. Nick, let's start with the PM. He went to the Robertson barracks in Darwin today and he came with some news for the troops there?Yes, that's right. It was his first time to the Top End during this campaign but he did use the opportunity at Robertson barracks to tell the troops that Mohammad Rousi, who is an Afghan national, who opened fire on Australian troops back in 2011 from a guard tower, he shot and wounded 3 Australian he had been killed this week. It apparently happened on Tuesday. There was a confrontation, it's believed that Mohammad Rousi threw a grenade back and he was shot dead. The PM used the opportunity to tell the troops that this person had been like.
brought to justice, if you like. But apart from that he also, as we saw in some of those pictures, used the opportunity to meet and greet many of the troops there at Robertson barracks. Also sending his best wishes to the US Marines who have rotated through the Northern Territory and checking out some of the hard ware as well.Mr Rudd's also announced a plan to create a new economic zone in the Top End, what's actually involved?Well, look, the centrepiece of it, Kim, is lower taxes, although we wouldn't expect any change to the tax rate to be in effect until 2018, according to the PM. Essentially Kevin Rudd thinks that by lowering the company tax rate that he can boost economic growth in the Top End which he says has enormous potential, particularly for things like food production. So Kevin Rudd's hoping to get the tax rate down to 20% by 2018. But obviously there are obviously constitutional issues with other States. T he is launching a new broad northern Australia policy but he thinks when it comes to the Territory that's the best place to start when it comes to lowering any potential company tax rate. Let's hear a little from the PM's remarks in Darwin earlier today.It would be great to have a company tax rate here about one-third lower than that of the rest of the country. For NT based businesses. We, of course, would consult with the Northern Territory Government and with the business community and if returned, we would then finalise and announce a detailed implementation plan in 2014.Now it wasn't so long ago that Tony Abbott was spruiking his plan for the Top End. Nick Dole, the Opposition Leader accusing the PM of playing some catch up politics here?Earlier this year announced a plan that if elected a Coalition Government would produce a white paper and look at various different aspects of policy that could boost investment in a similar way in the Top End, particularly when it comes to things like food production and certainly a tax incentives and tax rates were on the table as part of that white paper policy. Tony Abbott says Kevin Rudd's not across the detail and he's essentially copying his policy.It's just another
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thought bubble from a PM who had thought had a plan to tear down his predecessor but had a plan to tear down predecessor but he doesn't have predecessor a plan to actually develop our country. a plan country. He doesn't have a country. He doesn't have a plan actually to grow our economy actually to and that's actually to grow our and that's what the Australian people want right now.And also in the northern part of WA also in the northern part of at the moment he was asked about the policy and he was reminding the PM of some fairly negative comments that David Bradbury, the Assistant Treasurer had made about the Coalition's policy.He must remind himself of what his own Assistant Treasurer said about our northern development policy. He said it was whacky. It would result in people having to give up their jobs in the city and go to the country. He ridiculed any kind of taxation or other concessions for the north.Finally, Nick, what are the candidates doing this afternoon?Well, it's been a busy day for Kevin Rudd. He started in Brisbane, spent a few hours on the ground in Darwin and he's now in Kununurra announcing a $10 million expansion of the Ord irrigation program. Being in WA you can probably expect he will spend some more time there while he is in the west. Tony Abbott for his part, he's been in Hobart this afternoon. He took the opportunity to launch the Liberal Party candidate in Denison's campaign. Earlier he was at the Hobart airport announcing a major upgrade of the runway at Hobart airport which he says will boost tourism and earlier today in Launceston he was announcing plans to reinvigorate Tasmania's economy. He says in Launceston there would be a new office established that would essentially streamline approvals for various developments and investments and he thinks that will boost confidence in Tasmania which he thinks has been under performing. He says Tassie has a huge potential but it's probably not reaching that potential. And it's really continuing some of the inform - emphasis that he's putting on one of those northern Tasmanian seats in particular, Bass, it's the second time that Tony Abbott has been on the apple island and the second time he's been campaigning in the seat of Bass currently held by the Labor Party but the Liberal Party is confident of reclaiming that seat.Alright, our political reporter Nick Dole in Canberra, thank you.And the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will be interviewed by Leigh Sales on the ABC's clbt - '7:30' tonight on ABC 1 at 7:30 tonight. It will be played at 11:30 eastern time on News 24. Now for the other stories of the day.Good afternoon. A Brisbane woman whose twin toddlers died of malnutrition has been given 7 years jail - 8 years jail but will be eligible immediately for parole. The mother pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the boy and girl. She was suffering from a major depressive episode at the time. The woman who cannot be identified, gasped and wiped tears from her eyes as Justice Peter Lyons found she did not intend to kill her two children. The decomposing bodies were found by their 11-year-old sister in their Brisbane south side home in June 2008. They died of malnourishment. In sentencing her to 8 years jail, Justice Lyons ordered that she be eligible for parole immediately. She's already spent 5 years behind bars in the protection unit of the women's prison. Her remaining children are in foster care. Justice Lyons says the woman's remorse, her early guilty plea, cooperation with police and the fact she did not attempt to deflect blame counted in her favour. The woman's lawyer said her client would be forever tormented by the thought of if only.She also said the woman wanted to express her remorse, her sorrow for the sadness that she had caused. Now outside the court the woman's biological mother and the mother of her former de facto expressed relief at the sentence. They're now looking forward to moving on with their lives and being more involved in the lives of their grandchildren.Two teenagers have been taken to hospital after a wall outside a high school collapsed in Sydney's west. The ambulance service says the accident happened on Orwell Street in Blacktown just after 1:00 this afternoon. A 14-year-old girl suffered a minor back injury and a 17-year-old girl has a minor leg injury. Both have been taken to hospital. Another person was treated at the scene. Police say it was a 3-metre tall free-standing brick wall.An investigation is under way into the death of a worker at a mine site in the Pilbara. The Department of Mines and Petroleum says a contractor, believed to be in his mid 20s sustained fatal injuries at the Christmas Creek iron ore mine site last night. He was working in an iron ore processing plant. FMG says it will assist in the investigation and that mining and processing operations at the mine have now been in the industry since August suspended. It's the first death in the industry 2011.A fire fighter and a 2011.A resident have been injured in 2011.A fire fighter and separate fires in resident have been injured in 2 separate fires south-east overnight. The fire fighter was hurt when he fell through fighter was hurt when he through the roof of a garden shop while battling a blaze at Rochedale in Brisbane's south earlier this morning.One fire fighter sustained minor injuries. He's been taken to the PA hospital for observation.And at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, a man in his 60s received serious burns to most of his body in a fire at a unit complex.Upon arrival we found large volumes of smoke and fire coming from the premise.Police are investigating the cause of both fires. A senior member of the Hells Angels bikie gang is behind bars after an investigation into an international drug supply ring. Police say the syndicate was a
responsible for importing half a tonne of chemicals used to manufacture ice and speed. Now 34-year-old Maziyar John Ebrahimi has been arrested. Ebrahimi is the president of the Hells Angels Chinatown chapter which was shut down a fo