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This Program is Captioned Live.The human cost of the conflict Live.The human conflict in Egypt as the death toll climbs above 500.The Coalition ups the ante a announcing its new policy on asylum seekers.Images of a reclusive tribe living deep in the Amazon.And the Wallabies get set to take on the All Blacks in Sydney tomorrow.US President Barack Obama has condemned the military crackdown in Egypt which has claimed more than 500 lives. Wash whereby has cancelled the joint military exercise with Egypt and called on the government to lift the martial law it imposed yesterday. Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi have attacked a government building in the capital, and they're continuing to count their dead. Middle East correspondent Matt Brown reports from Cairo, and a warning, his report contains some disturbing images. SIREN WAILS .Maintaining the rage and supporters
counting the cost. Islamist supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi torched the provincialal headquarters in Cairo, while several police killed in clashes with the Islamists were laid to rest. Protesters attacked two police stations outside Cairo and the US urged them to force violence, but it also can

We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law.A few blocks from the main massacre, a mosque serves as a standby morgue. The room is filled with corpses. Funeral shrouds are wet from melting ice and disinfect tant. Some bodies are badly charred, some dismembered, and everywhere grieving relatives who accuse the military of an outrageous crime.For this mother, bitter sorrow comes on two fronts. One son is serving in the military, the other lies dead before her. TRANSLATION: My son is serving them and they killed his brother, they killed his brother.The pi us seek solace in a burned holy book, while others look to a higher power for justice. TRANSLATION: Only God is capable of avenging these people. He can do anything.The grief in here is palpable, and outside the crowd is chanting the people want revenge. The coup and now the crackdown have inflicted a terribly deep wound on Egyptian society.A powerful bomb has exploded in a densely populated area of Beirut. Of up to 20 people have died and around 200 others have been wounded. The bomb appears to have gone off between two apartment buildings, destroying several nearby buildings and cars. The area is a known Hezbollah stronghold, and the attack is thought to be in retaliation for its support of the regime.Back home, Tony Abbott has put down the next policy plank of his plan to stop the boats, drawing inspiration from his mentor, John Howard. He is retore temporary protection
visas, John Howard. He is promising to visas, put non-refugees behind bars, and shake up the bars, and shake up for assessing bars, and shake up the process for assessing asylum for assessing asylum claims. Melissa Clarke reports.Behind Melissa the wheel and sounding a the wheel and warning.This is our country warning.This and we determine who warning.This is our and we determine who comes
here.Tony Abbott is travelling down a familiar road with down a familiar road with the Coalition's approach to asylum seekers, announcing today its policy to grant only temporary protection visas to refugees, and that it would apply retrospectively.The 30,000 people currently here who have come illegally by boat, awaiting assessment, won't get permanent residency, they will get temporary protection visas. This is a re-announcement of something that the Liberal Party announced a long time ago.The Coalition is emphasising its hardline approach at every step. If asylum seekers throw away their documents...They won't go to the back of the queue to wait longer for their permanent visa, as is the policy of the Labor Party, they won't be in the queue at all.If they are processed and rejected, they won't be able to appealWe want to go back to the non-statutory administrative process.And for those who are found to be refugees and granted temporary protection visas...If they receive welfare benefits, be required to work for those welfare benefits.Tony Abbott is staking his credibility on making a difference from day one.If you can't stop the boats, you're not capable of governing this country.It is a high bar to set. The Coalition leader has pointed to the lowest level of boat arrivals under the Howard Government, setting his benchmark should he become PM to reducing boat arrivals to as little as three a I year within one term of government.Labor has guarded. It say it is guarded. It say it is will take time.This is the Liberal Party pretty desperately time.This is pretty desperately trying to
get this issue back on the agenda because we have the Papua New Guinea plan in place and it is starting to have some effect. Some effect, it will take time to have its full effect.And the Greens say it has nothing to do with stopping the boats.This is all about punishing people who are already here. It doesn't stop anyone coming by boat, it doesn't give people safety.It does create a new point of difference with Labor on asylum policy.So, the second week of the election campaign is drawing to a close. Here with his regular look at how the major parties are travel something our chief political correspondent, Mark Simkin. Mark, a relatively subdued 7 days since we lost spoke. How have you seen it?Yes, another weird week, Ros. In fact f you had a political award show, there would be several days running for
this week that would be in the running for dullest day of the campaign this decade, I think.I suppose that's interesting in its own way, though, because it is a reminder neither party has any money to play with in this election, and so pretty much every policy we saw this week, and there weren't that many, were relatively regionally focused and relatively targeted at marginal seats. There were very few big, nal policies with serious dollars and costings attached to them, and I suspect that's one reason why so much of the focus this week was on more of the side issues, I suppose, things like whether Kevin Rudd took notes into the debate or whether Tony Abbott offended people by referring to one of his kand dates as having sex appeal.Are those sex appeal comments likely to haunt Tony Abbott, going forward?Well, one of the worst things you can do in politics is reinforce a negative stereotype or negative narrative, and obviously Tony Abbott has been working extremely hard to defuse any suggestion he has a problem with female voters or outdated views of women, so that is significant, but equally on the other hand the Government's response is telling. Prime ministers often leave it to more junior ministers to do the character assessments of Opposition Leaders, but in this case Kevin Rudd waded right in and basically likened what Tony Abbott was saying to some sort So
of workplace sexual harassment. So that was revealing in that is the Government is clearly, despite its talk of burying negative politics, it is willing to get personal. It is willing to go negative and it is willing to get cracking on that, and we've seen that with the somewhat negative ads that the ALP has started running.What's on the agenda next week, Mark?It's hard to say, Ros. The parties guard their forward planning like, well, even more than Fort Knox. If you are on the campaign bus, you just get a text saying, We're not telling you where "Report at 3 in the we're going." We're not telling you we're going." The one thing we can say next week is that Tony Abbott made Abbott made it pretty clear today, the signature policy, the paid parental leave scheme is likely to be unveiled in the next couple of days and that could well be the single businessest policy in terms of dollars attached to it that we see in this election.Mark, thank you.More than three quarters of a million people have now taken part in the ABC's online 'Vote Compass' survey and the economy continues to be the most important issue. Adrian Raschella has been studying the latest results.The deficit is consistently front and centre this campaign and the 'Vote Compass' survey shows Australians are split along party lines in how to deal with it. Liberal voters are in favour of reducing the deficit, even if it means fewer public servants. Labor voters are against it. And perhaps feel
unsurprisingly, most Canberrans feel the same way. Elsewhere in the workplace, no prizes for guessing that the majority of voters in the mining states of WA and Queensland think trade unions have too much power, and it seems car industry subsidies are not shaping up as a vote-winner with most responds saying car makers should receive the same or less support, even in SA or Victoria.We probably to about 350,000 per year.A. Andrew carpenter watts something done about rapidly rising expensesLevies on your diesel, every
and they seem to change with every invoice you get from your freight company, and also the gridlock around Sydney and most of the cities around Australia and trying to get your freight into store is just costing an epz amount of time.He is calling for stronger competition laws.Business of nurseries has changed dramatically in recent years. There was a lot of volume taken up by supermarkets and chain stores, and now that the two major retailers in this country are warring in hardware, they've decided that that's where they want to see their plants, in their hardware stores and not in the chain stores and department stores, so it has stores and department so it has caused a dramatic drop in the overall volumes of plants going out into market.Apple grower Bill Shields also wants competition laws high on the agenda.One of the issues that government won't face up to is dealing with the Coles and Woolies issue in terms of their dominance of the market, and that affects grower as cross all industries, particularly in the apple industry, where it's not really a free market, it is a controlled market.So competition laws are big on your mind?Competition laws and also the labelling laws. It's too easy for people to give misinformation on labels, so we've got stuff coming from China through New Zealand which is basically packaged in New Zealand. Nobody wants to face up to the labelling laws.So if you had one message to Rudd and Abbott, what would you say to them?(Sighs) I don't know. It's - I think it's beyond me, and whether they would listen, anyway (laughs)Well, let's hope they listen on September 7th.I hope so.This month marks the 150th anniversary of at rival of the first South Sea islanders to Queensland. Just outside Bundaberg today, a special ceremony will be held to recognise the unmarked graves of dozens of forgotten men, women and children. John Taylor reports from Sunnyside Station.There are no obvious signs, but just behind me is a grave site. Just beyond this marker is the final resting place of 29 South Sea islanders, including a child. It was proven last year, after ground-penetrating radar was used, and since then it has been heritage listed after a campaign by property owner and former federal Labor MP Brian Courtice.? It's important to tell the truth, to tell the stories of the past-and-it gives the South Sea islanders that are buried here some from South Sea
dignity.150 years ago people from South Sea eye lapdz like Vanuatu were brought to Australia. About 63,000 people came here. Some as endentured labourers. Others were kidnapped or tricked, and they were subject to brutal working conditions and racism. At one stage the death rate among South Sea islanders was five times that of Europeans and when they did die, they were buried in places like this, at Sunnyside plantation in unmarked gaves.It is common. There are 15,000 buried throughout Queensland in unmarked graves. No-one has put their hand up to say where they are, and this is the first former sugar plantation that is recognised, heritage-listed and now we're going to have a ceremony to dedicate and commemorate the graves.But today a dedication and commemoration ceremony will take place here, involving local leaders and people from the Pacific. It is seen as an opportunity to put these 29 people to final, dignified rest, and it's also hoped that it will serve as an example of for other land holders to acknowledge unmarked graves.

It weighs just 2 pounds and has been described as a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, but the olinguito is making a big impact in the world of science. It is the first new carnivorous mammal to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.Meet the olinguito, the newest edition to the racoon family and now known to be living in the Northern Andes. Until now its existence had been overlooked because scientists had mislabel ed samples in Chicago. The discovery was made by a Smithsonian scoo olgist.These are olinguitos.Dr Helgen took 10 years to prove the discovery. Today's formal announcement was made in the hallowed hauls of the signature Institute.10 years in coming, we've the signature sownan
Institute.10 years we've published the paper today, named this new animal. today, named this new animal. I feel wonderful.Remarkably, Dr Helgen found living Helgen found in Colombia and are 600,000 specimens here at the Natural History Museum, and although some are more than a century hold, in recent years it's become possible to extract DNA from them, and that's led to new discoveries such as the olinguito.By comparing samples from different racoon specimens, Dr Helgen was able to pin down the new species mplg this changes the way we think about collection because today we can do so much more with them, because of DNA studies we can do, we can learn about the species.The olinguito is the first new carnivore in the Western Hemisphere since the discovery of the Colombian weasel.AlThis story reminds us that the world is not yet explored and for mammals, the age of discovery is far from over. The olinguito makes us think what else is still out there.What is almost future is that any future discovery like the olinguito will begin in one of the world's museum collections.Footage of one of the world's most isolated Indigenous tribes has been released by the Brazilian Government. These images captured in 2011 show members of the nomadic tribe, known to have very little contact with other Indigenous tribes or the outside world. They were first discovered in 1999 and it's unknown how many tribe members there are. In recent years, some of their land has been lost to loggers and farmers of the government has since reserved land for the tribe.Fortescue Metals Group has marked the completion of a $2.4 billion expansion of its port facilities in the Pilbara by showing it off to the media. The development lifts its export capacity to 155 million tonnes a year.A year of good prices can make a world of difference in the iron ore game.We here by declare the next Sexton berth at the Herb Elliott Port opened by Troy Buswell.This time last year, FMG was cutting hundreds of jobs and slashing spending to cope with a dramatic slide in the iron ore price. Now it's full steam ahead, with the company opening its fourth export berth at Port Hedland.The Chinese economy is growing very strongly at 7.5%, and on the size of the economy it is this year, that's a bigger growth number than what we saw back in the peak in complete
2007.The expansion will be complete when Fortescue's King's mine comes online late they are year, but that could be the end of the growth, at least for now.I
think growth, at least for think we'll settle down 155 and pay off debt, get the balance sheet as strong as an ox, and then we can answer questions like that. We have a range of options.Besides a massive leap in iron ore exports, it is also more royalties for the State Government. At full capacity, FMG is expected to generate $1.2 billion for government coffers.Only just one thing. Price and exchange rate are the key drivers. Look, we're confident with that., that we've got good, solid export growth out of the iron ore industry in particular.Fortescue isn't the only one expanding. Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are also increasing their exports, but analysts warn it could create a glut in the market and cause the iron ore price to fall. Let's take a check of the markets with Kathryn Stolarchuk. Profits rising at ANZ?That's right, Ros. The bank has reported an unaudited 7% rise in profit for the nine months to the end of June to $4.7 billion which the bank says is in line with forecasts. The bank says profits are rising as it pushing further into Asia and wills reduces costs within the business.The bank's chief executive Mike Smith says the medium-term outlook for Australia is good, with low interest rates, a lower dollar and a looming end to the election campaign, Ros.How is the broader share market doing today?Not doing too well today, Ros. Local shares have fallen sharply this morning reflecting losses on US and European markets overnight. Retailers are faring the worst and
today. Wesfarmers is down 3% and David Jones is more than 2% lower. The big banks are also weighing on the market. Apbz has fallen almost 3%, despite reporting that rise in its latest profit update, but shares in Santos are almost 2% higher after the company reported a small rise in its first half-year profit. Checking elsewhere in the region

Checking currencies, and the Australian dollar steady at the moment, buying Australian dollar is reasonably steady at the moment, 91.5 US cents, Ros.

The Australian Olympic Committee has encouraged athletes not to make a political statement about Russia's anti-gay laws at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi. The laws ban any promotion of non-traditional sexual relations and athletes could risk serious consequences if they choose to its
protest.Since Russia passed its so-called anti-gay propaganda law in June, there has been growing backlash from the international community. The law bans any public discussion or display of gay rights and relationships anywhere children might see t and it's punishable with fines, jail time and deportation.But the AOC says it's confident no athletes will be persecuted at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.AlWe have comfort from the IOC that they have assurances from the Russian Government at the highest level, that the Games z will take place without any discrimination for athletes, for fans, for media, anybody attending the Games.While the AOC insists athletes won't be silenced, they are being encouraged not to take a stand.We have a view that the Games are not a place for discrimination. We also have a view that the Games are not a place for protest, that's written into the AOC charter.Gay rights
organisation charter.Gay organisation All Out delivered a petition with over 300,000 signatures urging action.Right now, holding these Olympics in Sochi with these anti-gay laws on the books is like holding an Olympics in Johannesburg at the height of apartheid. It flies in the face of what Olympics are supposed to be about.And the IOC has taken notice of the noise. It has since sought clarification from the Russian Government over how the law will be enforced.Openly gay winter Olympians aren't afraid of any possible ramifications in Sochi.If it takes me getting arrested, for people to pay attention and for people to lobby against this law, then I'm willing to take it. There is a lot of ak big wut with this law and I guess just being yourself is going to get you arrested, then I guess that's a statement in itself.But the athletes' more immediate focus is first securing qualification for the Games.Overnight, Russian pole voult er Yelena Isinbayeva spoke out.It's my opinion also that we be allowed to promote and do all this stuff on the street. We're very afraid about our nations because we consider our self like normal standard people which is boys with women, women with boys, from the history, we never had these problems in Russia and we don't want to have it in the future.And on the track in Moscow, runner Zoe Buckman has capped off an incredible World Championships by finish ing 7th spot in the 15 hundredm final. Buckman finished just 3 seconds behind Sweden's gold medal winner, Abeba Aregawi, with Jennifer Simpson in second and Hellen Biri in third.The AFL Commission will hear charges against the Essendon Football Club and four of its senior figures including coach James Hird on August 26th. Hird's lawyers have called for the matter to be heard by an independent body. Andrew Demetriou says the Commission is independent and has always acted in the best interests of the game.I don't think so, but that will be up to advice from lawyers, but I don't see any reason why I'm conflicted, no. Do you expect to be sitting on the Commission in judgment of Essendon at the moment?As we sit here at the moment, 'Grandstand'
yes.It's Friday, so 'Grandstand' presenter Debbie Spillane is here to talk us through the footy action. Good to see you, Debbie. Let's start with AFL and first Hawthorn against Collingwood tonight.This is a big one. The Hawkes who have won their last four games against Collingwood four are coming off a so-so are performance last week T has are coming off a been a few performance last week T we've seen the Hawkes at their formidable best. Two key players, however, are returning for this match, Buddy Franklin and Luke Hodge. Franklin has kicked 50 goals in 12 appearances against the Pies. The Hawkes are top of the table. For Collingwood, they beat the Swans last week by 29 points, backing up their thumping of Essendon from the previous week. Dane Scott, Scott Pendlebury and Dane Swan have been in top form, about you they have to keep winning if they are to get there. They are fifth at the moment.The big NRL game tonight, isn't it, Rabbitohs against Manly?In Gosford tonight, a little unusual, in fact, two weeks in a row for the Manly Sea Eagles plays in Gosford. The Rabbitohs, a bit like Hawthorn, have been in terrific form for most of the season, but just a little flat in recent weeks. In fact, they've lost three of their last four games. Last Friday night they went down 26-8 to Melbourne Storm. Greg Inglis is back. That will be a big plus for the Rabbitohs, and their play-maker John Sutton is also returning after injury that has had him sidelined for a couple of weeks. Manly have been incredibly making a move towards a top 2 finish. Third at the moment, but have been far more dangerous since Brett Stewart is dangerous is back. Two of the top try scorers, including David Wolfman - David Williams, Wolfman who we just saw score that try.And the Bledisloe Cup kicks off?Yes, getting a thorough rugby lesson from the Brisbane Lions British and Irish Lions. Been a fair bit changed since that defeat, though. Ewen McKenzie has taken charge and several changes to the squad, including the introduction of Brumbies No. 10 Matt Toomua who forced the selectors' hands with big performances over the final Super 15 series. The All Blacks haven't lost a Bledisloe against Australia, not the series, that is since 2002. They will be led by Richie McCaw who has sort of had a sabbatical over the Super 15s this year, though they will be without Dan Carter.Enjoy the action. Thanks. Australians are in Northampton to prepare for a two-day tour match and get some much needed batting practice. Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin will be rested with Shane Watson to take over the captaincy duties. The fixture will be the first outing for batsman Phillip Hughes since he was dropped after the Second Test at Lord's. Hughes says a win will help team morale ahead of next week's fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval.Taking a look at the weather now with Vanessa O'Hanlon.On the satellite image, most of the cloud is coming from WA. We can see it drifting across the country with a trough and cold front. That trough is dragging into
warmer northerly winds down into the southern parts of the country over towards the south-east and very windy