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(generated from captions) is Captioned Live This Program revolution in the air, revolution in the air, Libya's

rulers warn of civil war.

Colonel Gaddafi puts on a of support for national TV. Colonel Gaddafi puts on a show

Hitting home, Darwin mourns its second soldier killed in second soldier killed in three

weeks. And who Shortens? The Tropfest weeks. And who likes Bill

Shortens? The Tropfest judges

days. It cost us do. We made this film in four

(Applause). Good evening, days. It cost us $80

welcome to ABC News, (Applause). Good evening, and

Virginia Haussegger. The wave welcome to ABC News, I'm

of revolt of revolt sweeping across the

Arab world could be about claim another victim, Arab world could be about to

claim another victim, Libya's Colonel Gaddafi. After 42

years in power, the dictator years in power, the dictator is hanging on by a thread, some hanging on by a threb =me

members of his regime have members of his regime

defected to the Opposition and th╛army has the army

the army has failed to crush an

east. Protests have up rising in the country's up rising in the

the capital Tripoli east. Protests have spread to

Colonel Gaddafi a son the capital Tripoli prompting declare that Libya is on Colonel Gaddafi a son to

brink of war. Middle declare that Libya is on the

correspondent Ben brink of war. Middle East reports. Libya's second largest correspondent Ben Knight city Benghazi is for the part already under the control city Benghazi is for the most

of anti-government of anti-government protesters.

But their success hasn't come without a price. Human Rights Watch says more than 200 people

have been killed in 6 ds of have been killed in 6 days of

clashes between protesters and the army. It was like a real war here, bombing from every side, shootings from every side, shootin 2rom every

side. Smoke from every side. People are running from every side. Now the protests have spread to the capital, Tripoli.

There are reports of a police

station being burnt down and a ruling party building being ablaze. But you won't ruling party building being set

ablaze. But you won't see scenes of the religion

revolution on Libyan state revolution on Libyan state TV. It's been running pictures of Colonel Gaddafi mingling with the people and demonstrations the people

in support of his rule. also broadcast a rambling often in support of his rule. It's

contradictory address from his son. There were mistakes son. There were mistakes on both sides. The police especially the army both sides. The police and

especially the army were unprepared to deal with unprepared to deal with civil right to be angry. But that unrest and the

admission was coupled with description of the protesters admission was coupled with a

as drunkards and thrution. has promised to implement as drunkards and thrution. Say

political reform immediately.

war and is But he's also warning of civil

war and is vowing to fight to

the last bullet. Tomorrow we the last bullet. Tomorrow

will create a new Libya, the

Libya of tomorrow that we all

agree on. Otherwise, we will be divided and fighting each other. Forget about the oil,

forget about the gas. We go into chaos. He's forget about the gas. We will

go into chaos. He's also dismissed reports that his father has already fled exile. But there are signs father has already fled into

Col+l Gaddafi's power base is Colonel Gaddafi's power base is

crumbling from within. Libya's ambassador to the Arab ambassador to the Arab League announced he's joining announced he's joining the revolution and an army general has also depeeked Opposition. What happens to has also depeeked to the

the night may dictatorship goes the way of Colonel Gaddafi's 42 year

the regime's in Tunisia Egypt. the regime's in Tunisia and News. Australia has upgraded Egypt. Ben Knight, ABC

its travel advisory its travel advisory for Libya. While condemning the crackdown there. The Foreign Minister says Libya becoming pariah state if it continues Minister says Libya becoming a

its oppression demonstrators. The voice its oppression of demonstrators. The voice of democracy is being heard right

should be heard, expected across the Middle East. It

allowed to express allowed to express itself peacefully. Otherwise will finds its peacefully. Otherwise Libya

will finds its effectively comity of nations. Kevin Rudd excluded from the international

says Australians should reconsider their travel plans

for Libya, while those for Libya, while those already there should try to leave it's safe to do so. It is there should try to leave if

to get an accurate picture of it's safe to do so. It is hard

exactly what's happening in Libya. Journalists can't into the country. Our Middle Libya. Journalists can't get

East correspondent Ben phoned in just East correspondent Ben Knight

from Jordan where he has been phoned in just a short time ago

don't seem to have that quiet. We'll return don't seem to have that just

little later in the bulletin. quiet. We'll return to that a

Ben Knight is on his way Ben Knight is on his way to Bahrain, another Arab country caught up in caught up in anti-government family is offering to hold protests. Bahrain ruling

negotiations with protesters negotiations

who have taken over the

demonstrators are calling capital's main square. The

the government to demonstrators are calling for

the government to resign

political prisoners to be politicalrisoners to

released, and the deaths protesters to be released, and the deaths of investigated. I think it's part protesters to be properly

of getting to the victory want. We have taken major of getting to the victory we

steps coming back hereafter they shed blood means a lot to

people. Means we're going to get there. We're being more persistent. More rock cans persistent. More rock cans are

taking up the protest. Thousands of people have marched through marched through Casablanca calling for King Mohammed to

give up some of his powers. Similar protests have also taken place in Yemen, Jordan, Iran and Algeria. The uprisings in the Middle East uprisings in the Middle EastS I

have emboldened China's underground democracy movement. Police swooped on one site Police swooped on one site in Beijing where activists had used the internet to used the internet to spread

word of a protest. Plainclothes Plainclothes officers dragged away several men whose

connection to the event isn't clear. A total clear. A total 15 activists have reportedly been arrested and are being held and are being held without charge. Although

and dozens of foreign and dozens of foreign reporters gathered at the city centre location, the protests didn't take place. He was take place. He was a country boy at heart and a boy at heart and a dedicated soldier and today there was an outpouring of grief for 21-year-old Jamie 21-year-old Jamie Larcombe who was killed in Afghanistan was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. is the 2nd Darwin-based is the 2nd Darwin-based soldier to be killed here this Lucy McNally reports. Jamie Larcombe was halfway through his eight month post ing in-Afghanistan when he was shot dead. The commander of dead. The commander of his brigade says he'll brigade says he'll be remembered as a wonderful man

who looked out for his peers.

He was a sportsman and?ne He was a sportsman and one of those fellows with a wicked

sense of humour. Again, these are the kids that you killed are the kids that you killed an

army on. Brigadier McLachlan is÷ now mourning the loss of two now mourning the loss of two of his soldiers. his soldiers. Earlier this month Corporal Richard Atkinson was killed when an improvised explosive device blew up. More

deaths are likely as deaths are likely as fighting intensifies intensifies in Uruzghan Province. We're in a combat situation with a tough situation with a tough and determined enemy. We're making inn road noose those inn road noose those enemy locations, both Richard Jamie have been killed on operations to of operations to expand our area of influence. In Parliament today the Prime Minister today the Prime Minister sent her sympathies to her sympathies to Sapper Larcombe's family on South Australia's Kangaroo Aust1ia's Kangaroo

Island. Sapper Larcombe's parents, Stephen and Trisha, his three younger sisters and

marry, Emily and April, and marry, Emily and April, and his partner briefing for him very briefing for him very deeply today indeed. Ms Gillard says the best way for Australians the best way for Australians to honour Jamie Larcombe's honour Jamie Larcombe's memory Afghanistan War, a sentiment echoed by the leader. We owe it to leader. We owe it to our soldiers to ensure objectives soldiers to ensure their objectives are clear, achievable and important and

they most certainly are in this case. About 1500 soldiers from Jamie Larcombe's unit remain here at Barracks. They'll pay Barracks. They'll pay their respects to him in an respects to him in an memorial planned now the second at the

base this month. The ramp ceremony for Sapper Larcombe ceremony for Sapper Larcombe is likely to take place likely to take place on Kangaroo Island. Thousands more rural students should rural students should become eligible for youth eligible for youth allowance payments after a government

backdown. It had been backdown. It had been put under pressure to under pressure to make changes

to its rules when an opposition to its rules r

pill was passed by the pill was passed by the Senate. But But the impasse has been

settled with the government

agreeing to bring forward agreeing to bring forward a review of who should review of who should receive the allowance. Will the Prime why it was irresponsible why it was irresponsible to give youth allowance to give youth allowance to more rural students two weeks rural students two weeks ago,

but the right thing to do The government has The government has always been committed to a better been committed to a better and fairer deal for students. The youth allowance compromise

could cost an extra million over four years. million over four years. ACTEW is releasing a week's supply is releasing a week's supply of Canberra's water from Googong Dam to reduce the flood Dam to reduce the flood risk

downstream. Googong has been full for three months and full for three months and is currently close to currently close to overflowing. ACTEW says releasing water will reduce the Queanbeyan and other Queanbeyan and other downstream communities. At the moment we're releasing about 120

megalitres a day. We make megalitres a day. We make that decision on a daily basis. That is about the equivalent of the flow into Googong Dam. The latest assessment latest assessment of Scrivener Dam has found it is safe for anything up to a 1 in anything up to a 1 in 60,000

year flood. The study found even if the dam failed, proposed and proposed and existing development in development in the Molonglo Valley would not be id Qed. An overflowing An overflowing dam contributed

to a severe flash flood to a severe flash flood at

Captains Flat on the same

December day that the centre of Queanbeyan was inundated. The former mining down is still cleaning up but as residents clea k up but as residents get back on their feet after losing their possessions and

even livelihoods, they are a

looking at how to avoid looking at how to avoid a repeat event. The water repeat event. The water hit Captains Flat in Captains Flat in the dead of

the night and without warning. It was about a metre deep It was about a metre deep and there was cars

there was cars floating backwards with their backwards with their headlights on where people up

tried to get out. It was horrendous. Overnight horrendous. Overnight deluge overwhelmed the town's overwhelmed the town's drainage system flooding about 30

properties. The dam that sits above the town overflowed

bursting the bursting the banks of the river. Christine river. Christine Simpson's business business and home were among the hardest hit. I'll the hardest hit. I'll overcome the water and mud the water and mud eventually, but this lady up trapped in her house.

trapped in her house. She couldn't get the door open.) People could have died People could have died here. I was really afraid I was really afraid I was going to drown there in the dark by myself. Leslie MacIntyre's

myself. Leslie MacIntyre's home

and business were also ruined. She's now lost her only source

of income and is in emergency accommodation. My place is totally unliveable. There's totally unliveable. There's no power, nothing there. power, nothing there. I possibly will be able to possibly will be able to move in in back after it's repaired in maybe six months tile. As locals start to rebuild locals start to rebuild their lives, questions are being asked about what will happen when the next heavy rains arrive. We do need an alarm system, so when that dam system, so when that dam is full, at least the people this town have the option to

get out. We're talking to a number of people about how that might be achieved. It may just

come down to a siren in the

town like the old fire siren town like the old fire siren or something like that. For something like that. For now,

it is a matter of getting back y z.

to work. Christine and to work. Christine and her partner have finally reopened their business. But for their business. But for their neighbours Leslie it is a different story. No, I don't

think it's ever going to think it's ever going to open again. I'm actually again. I'm actually?Hor

for a job if anyone has any suggestions. It is a slow to recovery. The to recovery. The Newcastle Knights have been left with collapse of a $100 million takeover offer for the NRL club. Mining club. Mining tycoon Nathan Tinkler pulled the plug on Tinkler pulled the plug on the deal which would have

guaranteed the future of the Knights for the next 10 years. It comes as the Cronulla Sharks

are about to vote on a $300 that could make or break the club. Mark Douglass reports club. Mark Douglass reports on worrying times for NRL bosses. League's pre-season promotions have given way promotions have given way to boardroom battles. Newcastle's flirtation with flirtation with privatisation ended in acrimony. ended in acrimony. Put simply, the much talked about $100 million offer turned $100 million offer turned out to be a mirage. Nathan Tinkler has set to become the has set to become the club's white night. His white night. His minding

millions would have shored up the Knights's the Knights's finances but Tinkler withdrew his offer. The easy thing to do would easy thing to do would have

been to move on and hand it over. The hard thing to do is represent the best interests represent the best interests of this mining magnate mining magnate will comeback to the table. Obviously anyone

with deep pockets who want to get involved in rugby get involved in rugby league

has a certain attraction to us. In the absence of a us. In the absence of a rich benefactor, Cronulla wants to affiliates coffers with a $300 million league club developments. We believe in

what we're doing. We believe in the team. We believe in the team. We believe that South-East Queensland wants South-East QupM1and wants this team. A this team. A second Brisbane team, they say, would team, they say, would combat the threat of AFL. The AFL is

making a push. This is rugby

league's heartland. We have to push back. That's push back. That's exactly what the NRL is planning in Western Sydney where support is

stirring for the GWS giants. It's going to be giants. It's going to be our way the game is trav╝/Ok out there. The league's incested the Panthers Tigers and Eels the Panthers Tigers and Eels to drive drive up membership in the west. The future of west. The future of prominent AFL agent Ricky decided when the sports decided when the sports agent accreditation board meets on Thursday. Mr Nixon has admitted having inappropriate dealings with the dealings with the teenager at the centre of the the centre of the recent St Kilda nude photo scandal. Late this afternoon police this afternoon police arrested the girl over drug and theft the girl oveDIug and theft

matters but she was released without charge. Ricky denies allegations he's had denies allegations he's had a sexual relationship with a

sexual relationship with a girl who last year published nude

photos of St Kilda captain Nick photos of St Kilda captain Nic his admission to girl has sparked an

investigation by the investigation by the AFL Players Association. We Players Association. We want to find out and get to to find out and get to the bottom of what those inappropriate dealings inappropriate dealings are. Mr Nixon says he was wrong Nixon says he was wrong to

visit the girl at a Melbourne

hotel last week, but he insists

he was just trying to help

he was just trying to help her ands had broken no ands had broken no laws. He

wants the police to wants the police to investigate and and says he's already spoken to the Players the Players Association. I'm more than happy to more than happy to cooperate with them. I haven't done anything wrong. The association's agent accreditation boards accreditation boards meets on Thursday to consider Thursday to consider the nicks ston case. It has the power  ston case. It has the power to revokist accreditation. Already three of the 7 Already three of the 7 board members have pulled out members have pulled out due to

a conflict of interest. a conflict of interest. Two are player agents who compete with Mr Nixon, the with Mr Nixon, the other Cameron Bruce is his client. Cameron Bruce is his client. We have a We have a representative from the AFL, a representative from the AFL players association . The accreditation . The accreditation board's chairman, Ian chairman, Ian Prendergast will investigate the investigate the matter in the lead up to Thursday's meeting. He's indicated he will He's indicated he will speak to

Mr Nixon, the St Kilda players

involved in the nude photo scandal and possibly

girl. Any inquiries that our organisation would make which organisationxuld make which may be directed to her will be done with the utmost sensitivity. Thu ,J sensitiv today arrested by police today arrested by police on drug and theft matters. But later released without charge. Danny Morgan, ABC Danny Morgan, ABC News, Melbourne. The manager of dumped AFL star Brendan Fevola says the Brisbane Lions' termination of his contract termination of his contract may be illegal. Brendan Fevola be illegal. Brendan Fevola was undergoing rehabilitation undergoing rehabilitation for depression at this Brisbane

clinic as the Lions clinic as the Lions explained why he was sacked. Brendan why he was sacked. Brendan had engaged in serious or wilful

misconduct. At the end of the

day, he lost trust with the playing group. The full forward was arrested in Year's Day for obstructing police and being a public nuisance. The only thing he he nuisance. ?rznly thing he he

has done that's fact yacht he got caught being a lunatic got caught being a lunatic on newier's eve. Fevola was cleared of allegations cleared of allegations he exposed himself at a Brisbane function. The Lions function. The Lions say it is too early to say too early to say what payout the $750,000 player but el, given support for but el, given support for his ongoing problems. Bill yeah Kerry Stokes has moved to transform his media emfire into Australia's biggest with Australia's biggest with a multi billion dollar deal the multi billion dollar deal the 7 network owner has network owner has unveiled the plan to join the West Australian Newspaper Group Australian Newspaper Group with

his TV and internet businesses. The new entity to be called 7 Westmeadia will be worth Westmeadia will be worth $3.5 billion and be one of Australia's top companies. This combined company will have the scale to do things weren't able to do before. It gives us the opportunities gives us the opportunities to take advantage of changes in the technology, both here and overseas. The deal will still need shareholder approval, but Mr Stokes says he's not

To finance now and the local sharemarket closed lower sharemarket closed lower today as investors grew more about as investors grew more nervous about the latest about the latest developments in the Middle East. in the Middle East. Here's Alan Kohler. There was a Alan Kohler. There was a lot

for punters to think about. Escalating turmoil in the Middle East, a flurry Middle East, a flurry of extremely varied interim reports, and the reports, and the horrendously complicated merger of

complicated merger of Kerry Stokes media companies. Stokes media companies. They didn't have to worry about didn't have to worry about WA newspapers because it was in newspapers because it was in a trading halt okay. It was okay

for 7 group to trade and its righting then falling and righting then falling and then finishing 2.5 per cent finishing 2.5 per cent higher. Caltex shares jumped 7 per Caltex shares jumped 7 per cent even though profit fell, it didn't fall as much as expected and the management said the

outlook looks good. Bluescope

has a miserable 6 months has a miserable 6 months losing $55 million twice as

lost last year. And the shares were cut 3 per cent. Flight

Centre's profits urged 38 per

cent and the shares went up 1 cenand the shares went up 1

per cent and Telstra went per cent and Telstra went ex dividend with the shares

falling 2 cents more than the dividend was. All Ordinaries Index Independentsed up falling 3 quarters of 1 per cent 3 quarters of 1 per cent thanks to 1.5 per cent falls by to 1.5 per cent falls by BHP and. In Wall Street on bring before the Libyan authorities began cracking down began cracking down the protesters the inn disease closed hires closed hires precious metals nan oil are higher no doubt because of what's happened in commodities fell sharply. Here a a graph that a a graph that divides the commodities into two groups.

The point of it is to suggest that energy has some p catching up to do. And agricultural commodities might

be heading for a correction having doubled in a straight line for about 6 months. line for about 6 months. Gold and silver are high but they're beginning to correct. the Australian dollar is against the US dollar against the US dollar compared to this time on Friday, but to this time 2Iiday, but it's down against some of it's down against some of the others. And that's finance. 80 dollars some cut out dollars some cut out animals, cellophane paper and a bright idea, that was what was idea, that was what was behind

the surprise winning film of this year's Tropfest short this year's Tropfest short film festival. Actor turned director Damon Gameau beat off 700 other entries to take out

the top prize with a very little movie little movie called Animal Beatbox. 16 filmmakers made it to Tropfest, handed the opportunity to show opportunity to show their talent to around 90,000 people in the Sydney domain and in the Sydney domain and many more in live sites around more in live sites around the

country and on the internet. All the movies had to be less

than 7 minutes and feature the symbol of a key. There symbol of a key. There were glossy productions and star actors and then there was the animated Animal Beatbox. animated Animal Beatbox. It was the surprise winner even

for its maker. It took four days to do it fun to do days to do it and it was great

fun to do and I'm a bit

gob-smacked that I've actually won. It's very strange. While

the director didn't have much form, the judges did. form, the judges did. They included some of the included some of the industry's best known faces. The best known faces. The short film festival has become an

essential part of essential part of the film-making world. It's film-making world. It's where you see the work of you see the work of young emergent directors. It's first time I've ever judged

films, so it will be films, so it will be very interesting interesting experience. What the Tropfest filmmakers the Tropfest filmmakers are hoping film industry. It is a tough business but success has come to quite a number, to quite a number, including last year's winner who last year's winner who was carved out a living making carved out a living m+Ok commercials and is working commercials and is working on

his first feature film. his first feature film. The new victor would

suit but is happy to have suit but is happy to have made his mark with a film that his mark with a film that runs just two minutes and just two minutes and 10 seconds. I wanted to make films

that wake people up a bit and

make them feel joyous and happy

for a moment in somewhat

difficult times and I think that's the great that's the great thing about art and cinema. Next art and cinema. Next year will

be Tropfest's 20th anniversary

and the symbol filmmakers will have to put in their movies is a light bulb. That a light bulb. That sounds like

a lot of good ideas. Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley has clinched his third

win on the US two shots clear of Viyay Singh in California. Baddeley shot a

final round two under par final round two under par 69

for a tournament total for for a tournament total for 12 under. A. In the last 18 A. In the last 18 months Aaron Baddeley's world slipped outside the top while slipped outside the top 200 while he work worked while he work worked on his swing. In 2011 he's back

amongst the con tenders. 6th

last week at Pebble Beach last week at Pebble Beach and carrying a carrying a one stroke lead into

today's final round. Two today's final round. Two tour veterans made sure he kept veterans made sure he kept his head down. Fred Couples head down. Fred Couples began

with three birdies with three birdies to challenge. Fiji'S challenge. Fiji'S former number one Viyay Singh number one Viyay Singh matched Baddeley's 69 to run second.

Baddeley birdied the 7th and

10th holes. There was a 10th holes. There was a moment of doubt when he double bogied

the 12th. Much rode on the 12th. Much rode on the

29-year-old Australian's long putt at the 13th. Look out.

Look out. What a putt. What a putt. That birdie stead him putt. That birdie stead him for the run home and I cheque

the run home and I cheque for more than $1.1 million. Baddeley's last win Baddeley's last win in North America was in Phoenix in America was in Phoenix in 2007. The warm up fixtures are Australia's cricket World Australia's cricket World Cup defence begins tonight against Zimbabwe. If we can start the tournament and make tournament and make a big

statement on the event I

statement on the event I think that would be really good that would be really good for the team. One of the team. One of Australia's likely challenges at the World Cup business end, Sri Lanka Cup business end, Sri Lanka has eased its way into eased its way into the tournament by crushing

tournament by crushing Canada. Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 13th one day international century as the Sri Lankans

build item possessing 7 for 332. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara

didn't miss out, he was the

second highest scorer with at regular internals to be bowled out in the 37th over. The margin a whopping 210 The margin a whopping 210 runs. Last week Last week Arsenal beat Barcelona, but overnight it Barcelona, but overnight it was a struggle against Leyton Orient. Tomas

Gunners ahead, but in the 89th minute skipped through minute skipped through the defence to equalised and set up a money spinning replay with the winner the winner to play Manchester United. A three-nil home United. A three-nil home win

has extended Celtic's lead to has extended Celtic's lead to 8 points in Scotland's Premier League. John Hayes League. John Hayes Bell, ABC News. He tells the stories of nearly 100 reluctant heroes.

Tonight the Prime Minister Tonight the Prime Minister and Governor-General have opened a tribute to tribute to Australia's Victoria Cross winners. The new gallery at the Australian War at the Australian War Memorial, the haul of valour houses the haul of valour houses most of the our bravest soldiers.

our bravest soldiers. In 11 years 98 years 98 Australian soldiers have been destrode have been destrode the country's highest military honour. Only three of honour. Only three of those remain to share their stories. When you think crud that's coming your way,

after have a bloody hell did

they get out of that lot. The nation calls

some afford them pop star status. Up to this point status. Up to this point people department know I'm in the

army. I see people in army. I see people in the street I want to shake street I want to shake their

hand. It's not me. They're saying you're doing day saying you're doing day great job, your unit is doing a great recipients say the Glory recipients say the Glory is misplaced coming just two days after Australia's latest war casualty. It strengthen my casu #9 It strengthen my resolve to want of blokes like him of blokes like him and there's a hero for

a hero for you, mate. The War Memorial has spent $4.5 million to better tell the stories to better tell the stories of Australia's VC winners and Australia's VC winners and show off most of their medals. Vital leadership in times of mortal danger, mortal danger, rescuing comrades at risk of one's own life. Standing fast against overwhelming odds. From overwhelming odds. From the first Australian recipient,

Neville house, to the two Diggers from the Diggers from the Afghan conflict. These conflict. These two young blokes have carried out the b?+s have carried out the acts of bravery that they did and put the campaign, if and put the÷ampaign, if you like, a step higher in people's minds than what it was before. To be up on the same people like been and Keith and

all the way back to house all the way back to house is just unbelievable. Symbolically, unbelievable. Symbolically, the new gallery sits directly beneath the tomb of the beneath the tomb of the unknown soldier in the very soldier in the very heart of the Australian War Memorial. Craig Allen, ABC Craig Allen, ABC News, Canberra. And now with a look at today's weather here's Mark evening. If you were evening. If you were stuck inside today, you missed inside today, you missed a beauty. Down to 12 and 13

overnight, sunny all day, with

little or no wind and a top of 24. That's what I call a

perfect day. I know

perfect day. I know you probably sorry you probably sor you missed probably sorry you missed it,

but you can take heart because at this stage it looks it's going to be very similar

to that all week. Currently it

is lovely. A light easterly, a steady barometer, 66 per cent humidity and

was very similar to here. The

coast was a tad overcast but it remained dry. To remained dry. To our west it was sunny and dry with was sunny and dry with top temperatures just in the 20s. Cooma was sunny but only

reached 17. And the reached 17. And the southern cap tams of Adelaide, cap tams of Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart were sunny and cool

as well today with Hobart only reaching 16. Sydney had reaching 16. Sydney had light drizzle at first then it drizzle at first then it was

cloudy for the rest of the day and heavy rain fell again in Brisbane, resulting in flash flooding. There's cloud flooding. There's cloud off the Kimberley coast which the Kimberley coast which is Cyclone Carlos reformed and Cyclone Carlos reformed and is generating widespread rain and

cloud over Queensland is cloud over QueeDand is

associated with a trough which is delivering these severe storms. On the synoptic storms. On the synoptic chart

you can see a cold front that's moving towards New Zealand moving towards New Zealand and that's had some cold air it which had Hobart to Cooma wondering whether

wondering whether summer heat

had gone, but it will be warmer as of bight women extent a ridge over the whole of the whole of the south-east until the weekend, until the weekend, result ing inmore days like today. Nationally tomorrow, Hobart will be fine and five degrees

warmer, Melbourne a top of 22,

Brisbane will be windy and Brisbane will be windy and wet, Sydney may get some showers, Darwin will get the usual afternoon storms while Perth will be sunny, dry and 36. Locally tomorrow, a day Locally tomorrow, a day very

similar to today, sunny and dry after a coolish night with the after a coolish ÷ght with the day time maximum up a couple of degrees. Showers might fall

around Wollongong to Sydney, top temperatures top temperatures along the coast will be in the low coast will be in the low 20s and so will be sea and so will be sea water

temperature. And another sunny

day for the capital day for the capital tomorrow with east south-easterly with east south-easterly winds averaging between 10 and 20 kilometres per hour, kilometres per hour, 11 to 22, 23 in Tuggeranong. will be at 6.43, setting at nine minutes to eight nine minutes to eight and there's a UV alert between 9.40 and 5. On Wednesday, it and 5. On Wednesday, it will be sunny are light winds be sunny are light winds 26, Thursday, sunny with winds 30, Friday, the first day of the show, sunny with of the show, sunny with light winds 28.

winds 28. Virginia, it winds 28. Virginia, it looks like we're see out like we're see out summer with a bang and a shrub that puts a bang and a shrub that puts a bang in her garden is the bang in her garden is the ever popular. Before we go, a popular. Before we go, a brief recap of our top recap of our top stories tonight. The 41 year dictatorship of dictatorship of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi is under siege Gaddafi is under siege with warnings the country is on warnings the country is on the brink of civil war. My apologies that we're unable apologies that we're unable to bring our bring our correspondent Ben Knight's as we hoped, but we'll keep as we hoped, but we'll keep you posted fted in posted in our news updates. That's ABC News. Stay with That's ABC News. Stay with us now for the 7.30

can keep up with all the can keep up with all the latest news on ABC News 24. news on ABC News 24. Enjoy your evening. Good night. your evening. Good night. Closed Captions by CSI.

Tonight on the 7.30 Report -

mad, bad, or both? Inside the eccentric world strongman Colonel Gaddafi. The

human rights abuse that occur

in Libya are without

parallel. He does like the

ladies. He chooses to have female bodyguards because he

believes that they are stronger

than men. And the fallout from

football's latest scandal. The

AFL player agent and the

17-year-old girl. I have a video of him just in his

underwear. We need to look

at the women involved in these situations.