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(generated from captions) Program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Two climbers killed in a fall off a mountain in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park, identified as a Melbourne couple. Two families in mourning after a pair of 11-year-old boys drowned at a popular Adelaide beach on New Year's Day. Israeli authorities go door to door in the search for a gunman who remains at large after a deadly shooting at a busy bar in Tel Aviv. It's 4:00pm eastern daylight time. You're on Sky News National. I'm Jacinta Tynan. Also today: President Obama uses his first address of 2016 to call, once again, for tighter gun control. In sport - Australia will play two spin bowlers in the SCG test for the first time in a decade, after Steve O'Keefe got the nod over injured paceman Peter Siddle. Another hot one in the West - Perth, 36 degrees on Sunday. That low-pressure system providing very heavy rainfall across NSW and Queensland. We'll bring you those details. Join ush on channel 603. This is Sky News National. Two Australian climbers have been identified as being killed in a fall off a mountain in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park. The bodies were recovered from the upper slopes of Mount Silbehorn. New Zealand Police say they've been identified as 42-year-old Stuart Jason Hollaway from Melbourne and his partner, 35-year-old Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite. Also from Melbourne. Mr Amanda Thistlethwaite. Also from
Melbourne. Mr Hollaway was a highly respected and experienced mountain guide, and Ms Thistlethwaite was also a very experienced climber. The pair had been travelling and climbing in New Zealand since early December 2015. Police believe the pair fell from near the top of the mountain early on the 29th. The pair fell from near the top of the
mountain early on the 29th. The bodies were found on New Year's Day. Surf Life Saving South Australia is appealing for people to ensure they swim between the flags, after two 11-year-old boys drowned at a popular Adelaide beach. The young friends from Adelaide's north were swimming near the Glenelg jetty with three other children when they got into difficulty. It's believed they were playing on the Breakwater before they slipped on the rocks and fell in. South Australian Police today investigating how the New Year's Day tragedy happened at the popular Glenelg Beach. Rescue crews responded after 6:00pm amid reports a group of five children had gotten into trouble near the jetty. Three children were pulled from the water, while the other two were found unresponsive shortly after. Ambulance crews tried to revive the boys, but one died at the scene and the other was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.Look, it's not a good scene, obviously, here in Adelaide, with two deaths. Um, I did spend a fair bit of time last night and say to my colleagues, with the lifesavers that were involved in the incident. They're all pulling together at the moment as a team, obviously, and we'll just monitor how they go over the next couple of weeks.It's believed the group were playing on rocks when a wave may have washed them into the ocean.We thought they were playing, but there was a lot of screaming. Um, then straightaway the surf guards came and, ah, got into the water.I think it was a big wave, and I think, obviously, as the weather's changed a bit now, it just kind of...swept them away. Authorities say the boys were in an unpatroled area that has been the scene of incidents in the past.The main thing being they weren't really very close to the flags, and they were in an area that's prone to rip currents and probably not the best place to swim.Police say the 11-year-old boys were friends from Adelaide's north. A man has been attacked by a shark while swimming off central Queensland. The 30-year-old man was bitten on his arms and legs while swimming near Miall Island off Rosslyn Bay near Yeppoon just before midday. A Queensland ambulance spokesman said he suffered cuts to his legs and arms, and was taken to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition. Two people have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire on a popular bar in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The attacker, who was armed with an assault rifle, is still at large, as authorities say his motive remains unclear. Downtown Tel Aviv, and the hunt for a gunman... Minutes earlier, outside this bar, the calm of New Year's Day had been shattered. CCTV has emerged. It shows the attacker walking calmly to the door of this shop. He puts his bag on a trolley, takes out a gun...and starts to shoot. These pictures do not show people being hit, but watch outside as the gunman appears, spraying bullets along the street.I fall and I wait like 30 seconds, but I don't know - when I was afraid for my mother, for everyone, it was horrible, I swear.This is...it's happening all over the world.The gunman has fled, although Israeli media say that police are hunting for this man. TRANSLATION: This incident still needs to be investigated. Some injuries are direct hits, some not, but still severe. Two of them paid with their lives. The motive for the shooting? Unclear. But it comes after three months of street attacks on Israelis. The latest bloodshed in decades of violence. It's thought some 30 shots were fired. (SIREN WAILS) There is now a huge security operation. The authorities going house to house searching for a killer who brought chaos and fear to the streets of Tel Aviv. Police in Munich have defended their closure of two train stations on New Year's Eve on the basis that they had a concrete tip of an imminent terror attack. They say they're hunting seven men who are believed to be Syrian or Iraqi, although it's not known if the suspects are even in Germany. Authorities claim they were warned about multiple suicide bombings planned for the last day of 2015. Armed police remain on guard at railway stations. Munich's emergency evacuation may be over, but the investigation into what caused the security alert is just beginning. The authorities are on tenterhooks throughout Europe, so when the German government was given a tip-off about a suicide attack featuring up to seven terrorists from Syria and Iraq, they took no chances. Two train stations were shut down. TRANSLATION: The reaction was professional. I still believe it was the right decision, taking into consideration the concrete threat, concrete place and time, and also because of the serious sources. We are all glad that there was no attack last night.It's reported that the intelligence came from France, but it hasn't led to any arrests. TRANSLATION: First, we have to say that we do not know if they're actually here in Munich, if they are actually in Germany. That will be the result of our comprehensive investigations. But only once we're able to establish who these people are can we check up on them. At the moment, we're in a situation in which we received names.In November, the German authorities cancelled an international football match in Hanover because of concerns about it being targeted. A few weeks later, all schools in Los Angeles were shut down after a threat, even though New York authorities decided it was a hoax. Nobody wants to ignore a threat and regret that decision later. Across the US, the new yearler has set off a heated debate on gun laws. In his annual New Year's address, President Obama called for greater restriction on the public's right to bear arms. In Texas, the first day of 2016 saw the introduction of new open-carry policy, allowing gun owners to visibly carry weapons in public. Some Texans spending their New Year's Day proudly wearing their weapons in public - and as of today, it's all perfectly legal. Very historic day for Texas! Registered gun owners can now wear their guns in a holster in church, in banks and many other businesses, as long as they show their licence, gun-toting Texans can even visit the state Capitol without going through a metal detector.I think the bad guys have guns, so we should all arm ourselves too.The Lone Star State just became the 45th and most populated to allow registered gun owners to open carry, as it's known. Supporters of the new law say it will make the state safer, that bad guys will think twice if they see a good guy with a gun. Not everyone is convinced.I don't want to be, like, a victim of someone's idiocy because they're gonna like trying to be like Rambo or something, trying to save some people.Some police departments are worried, too, that 911 will be flooded with calls.They have a gun.One department even producing this video to educate nervous citizens. # Is the gun out of its holster # Is the person acting reckless # Be open-carry awareThe government is urging Australian parents to shop around for childcare providers and carefully scrutinise what they're being offered. It comes after new figures suggest daily childcare costs will soar past $200 in parts of some capital cities, before proposed legislation surrounding fee changes take effect in July next year. The National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling analysis suggests fears that high demand centres will reach as much as $210 a day. Education Minister Simon Birmingham questioned those figures and said parents should carefully scrutinise what they're being charged. Figures released today show that Australian families will continue to pay the cost of the Turnbull government being full of talk, but no action, when it come tos to stopping childcare fee increases. The figures revealed today so that some families will be hit by fees of $200, as we see a 14% increase in fees before the government's proposed childcare reforms will even come into effect in 2017. What we know is that this will hurt thousands of Australian families, as well as their children. Authorities have warned of severe fire danger conditions in parts of Western Australia, as crews continue fighting blaze north of Perth. An out-of-control bushfire was threatening homes in Guilderton, believed to have been started by a burnt-out car in the state forest, before turning into a fast-moving inferno. Emergency Services are warning it may still pose a threat to the area, with an evacuation centre set up at Gingin. Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz icon Nat King Cole, and a legendary singer in her own right, has died. The Grammy award-winning performer, known for hits like Unforgettable, battled drug problems and hepatitis, and has died of heart failure at the age of 65. # This will be # An everlasting love She had a voice that could sail through the lighter side of love straight into longing... # I missed you like crazy In a 4-decade-long career, she sold more than 30 million albums. # The daughter of the great Nat King Cole was perhaps destined to make music. We first saw her in 1957 with CBS's Edward R. Murrow.How many of those pups would you like to keep?All of them.Young Natalie wanted to perform with her dad - a memory she recalled in 2006 on CBS Sunday Morning.He did say to a few people, "I think she's got it." I remember when I first sang with my dad, I had to audition. "You'll have to show me that you can do this."Cole won the Grammy for best new RTIST in 1975. There would be six more in 1992 for a tribute album to her late father. Their two voices reunited a quarter-century after his death. But Natalie Cole's life was not always charmed. She battled with drugs and alcohol, and had serious health issues, including hepatitis C. But nup of that kept her from getting back onstage. I am a walking testimony to "You can have scars, you can go through turbulent times, and still have victory in your life." # Unforgettable # Unforgettable... Across Australia and New Zealand, you're on Sky News Live. Around the world, you're watching Australia Channel. Coming up on Sky News National - sport with Morgan Kasmarik, as Nick Kyrgios warms up for the Australian summer of tennis.

The top stories: Two Australian climbers have died after falling off a mountain on New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park. They've been identified as Melbourne couple 42-year-old Stuart Jason Hollaway and 35-year-old Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite. Two South Australian families are in mourning after a pair of 11-year-old boys drowned at a popular Adelaide beach on New Year's Day. Israeli authorities are going door to door in the search for a gunman who remains at large, after opening fire at a busy bar in Tel Aviv, killing two people. And - the weather flood watches are in place for Queensland. And a wet end to the weekend for parts of NSW and Queensland. A hot Sunday for the West. Embattled comedian Bill Cosby rang in the new year with the simple tweet "Friends and fans, thank you." The message sparked heated argument online as the spotlight now shifts to the involvement of his wife Camille in many of his alleged sexual assaults. They were married when she was just 19. Together for 52 years. But tonight, Bill Cosby's wife Camille in the hot seat. A Massachusetts court forcing her to testify in an upcoming deposition for a lawsuit filed by seven women who claim the embattled comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted each of them. Cosby countersuing, denying their claims. But Camille, battling to stay out of the frame, saying her conversations with her husband are covered by marital privilege. But a judge now finding no merit to her argument, arguing that Camille was not just his wife, but his business manager, and could have information relevant to the case. More than 50 women have come forward, claiming Cosby sexually assaulted, drugged or raped them - claims he has consistently denied. Through it all, can Emile standing by his side.How is your wife holding up

Only once making a public statement, defending her husband, saying "He is the man you thought you knew." One of Cosby's accusers, Beverly Johnson, begging to differ, telling ABC News she considered telling Camille about Cosby's alleged assault, even pressing forward with the case against him, until this encounter.She embraced me like you would hug your daughter. And at that moment, I decided that I wasn't going to push to issue any -- push the issue any further - because of her. Sport now with Morgan Kasmarik. Peter Siddle ran out of time to end earn time in the Sydney test? Indeed. It will be Steve O'Keefe instead of Peter Siddle in the bowling line-up when the test gets under way tomorrow. Australia is playing two spinners in the third test against the West Indies, after Steve O'Keefe was given the nod. Injured fast bowler Peter Siddle did his best at training today to convince selectors his ankle would be right to play, but captain Steve Smith says the conditions decided the selection of O'Keefe.I think the wicket looks quite dry, so I think it'll take some spin. That was our original thinking. And Peter Siddle's still a little bit sore. So he's going to have a rest for a couple of weeks, I think, and hopefully get himself right for New Zealand, but we're happy with the side, with the two spinners. We think it's gonna turn, and we're ready to go.Smith will go into the first test of the year as the world's number one Batman, and says he wants the number one ranking for the team as well.Huge motivation. That's what we want to do - we want to be number one in all three formats. It would be nice to win this week and wrap this series up 3-0. It's been a good summer for us so far. We'd like to finish on a high. And then, New Zealand's gonna be another big challenge for us. I think playing away from home is a challenge for all teams around the world at the moment, and I think that's one of the biggest ways we're gonna be judged on. It's the first time Australia has selected two spinners in Sydney in a decade. The Melbourne Stars will welcome back one of their stars in the Big Bash this evening. Kevin Pietersen is back from the UK after the birth of his second child, and will line up against the Renegades in the Melbourne derby. Later tonight in Perth, the Scorchers will host the Sixers. Last night, despite a brilliant knock from Michael Hussey, the Thunder lost their first match of the season:

Hussey came to the crease with the Thunder at 3/63. He hit a six and 10 fours before his knock came to an end, requiring just 35 balls to reach the half-century.Long ball, man coming around, massive moment in the match - he's taken the catch. In!Things fell apart for the Thunder following Hussey's wicket, with the team losing the last five for just 13 runs. Shaun Tait was the man of the match, taking 3/16. Rain has forced the fourth one-dayer between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Nelson to be abandoned. Just nine overs were possible due to the downpour. The Black Caps were sent in to bat and lost 3/53 before play was eventually called off, with the Kiwis at 3/75. Consistency is the key word for England, as they look to go two up in the test series in South Africa. England is set to welcome back fast bowler Jimmy Anderson for the Cape Town match, and the captain has reminded his squad they must back up their efforts from derben to take control of the series.Can we do it again? Can we have an Edgbaston/Trent Bridge fortnight, and can we do that in Durban and Cape Town? A number of English people here. It's going to be a great test match to be a part of. But we've got to be careful we don't get carried away, as always, with the past. It took a lot out of us to win at Durban. We got through some tricky situations.With their world number one ranking under threat, the Proteas have called on former captain Graeme Smith for advice as they try and avoid a fourth straight loss. Melbourne Victory will once again be without Gui Finkler for tomorrow's A-League clash in Newcastle. First up today, Brisbane will be looking to make it four straight wins, hosting the Glory. Melbourne City will be looking to close in on the competition top two when they meet Sydney FC. It may be cold comfort to the teams, but referee Ben Williams has apologised for failing to award penalties during the Wanderers' draw last night. The referee disallowed a goal inside the opening 20 minutes, then two penalty claims were ignored.The way I saw it from my position with the Topper Stanley challenge was that Stanley had held his position and the attacker had instigated the contact. Having seen the contact now, I think that's a penalty. So my apologies there. Mark brinl was also denied a spot kick just before half-time, the ref later admitting that too was probably a penalty. The wornd wornd are now three points clear -- Wanderers are three points clear of Brisbane are now three points clear --
Wanderers are three points clear of Brisbane at the top of the ladder. Nick Kyrgios says he'll be sticking by Lleyton Hewitt before Hewitt's retirement. Hewitt is competing at the Hopman Cup tournament.I've spent a lot of time with Lleyton already. He helped me out throughout last year. Every time there's a week when I'm together, we can always sit down, catch up, and if he sees anything I need to improve on or anything like that, he'll for sure speak up about it. We're hitting today. I think we have a pretty tight connection.The man Kyrgios controversially sledged last year, Stan Wawrinka, suffered a wobble as he prepares for the Aussie Open. The world number four lost out to Milos Raonic at the World Championship tennis event in Abu Dhabi.

Well played, Milos Raonic. He wins in 90 minutes. Excellent victory for the big Canadian. 7-5, 7-5. Raonic will meet Rafael Nadal in the decider, after he downed David Ferrer in three sets. San Francisco coach Tim Tomsula said it was good to see what Jarryd Hayne learned on the training paddock into the game against Detroit. Hayne is expected to line up on Monday in the 49ers' final game of the year against the St Louis Rams.We were all excited about Jarryd the other day. You saw the stuff that he's been working on in practice that Tom's had him doing. You saw that show up on game day, which it wasn't before. But that's just something you have to do, you know, and keep doing. So that made you - you know, that was something you felt really good about.Jacinta, that is the latest in sport for now. Another update in around 30 minutes. We look forward to that. See you then. Thanks, Morgan. Having a look at then. Thanks, Morgan.
Having a look at Sky News Weather, here's Jaynie Seal. We still have a number of flood watches in place for Queensland from this low, which is going to eventually, on Sunday, move across into the eastern and southern areas of Queensland and also we'll see big rainfall totals across much of eastern and central areas of NSW. In the space of 24 hours, particularly across Queensland, we could get rainfall totals up to around 60mm to 100mm. Widespread rain from a front in New Zealand as well. Staying mild in Auckland, with a top of 25 degrees. Join us for more, including live updates every half-hour right here on Sky News Weather, channel 603. Sky News National continues with the top stories just ahead. Also Sky News National continues with
the top stories just ahead. Also - American gun control again in the spotlight, as President Obama calls for greater restrictions.

It's 4:30 earn daylight time. Good afternoon. I'm Jacinta Tynan. Checking the top stories on Sky News National: Two climbers killed in a fall off a mountain in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park have been identified as a Melbourne couple. The bodies of 42-year-old Stuart identified as a Melbourne couple.
The bodies of 42-year-old Stuart Jason Hollaway and 35-year-old Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite were found on New Year's Day. Two families are mourning the loss of two 11-year-old boys who drowned at a popular Adelaide beach yesterday. Lifeguards are now urging the public to swim Lifeguards are now urging the
public to swim between the flags following the tragedy. A door-to-door man-hunt is under way in New Zealand, after a gunman opened fire in a busy Tel Aviv bar, killing two people. Checking the weather for tomorrow - a wet end to the weekend in parts of Queensland and NSW, with the hot temps sticking around in Western Australia. Two Australian climbers have been identified as being killed in a fall off a mountain in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park. The bodies were recovered from the upper slopes of Mount Silbehorn. New Zealand Police say they've been identified as 42-year-old Stuart Jason Hollaway from Melbourne and his identified as 42-year-old Stuart
Jason Hollaway from Melbourne and his partner, 35-year-old Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite, also from Melbourne. Mr Hollaway was a highly respected and experienced mountain guide, and Ms Thistlethwaite was also a very experienced climber. The pair had been travelling and climbing in New Zealand since early December 2015. Police believe the pair fell from near the top of the mountain early on the 29th. The bodies pair fell from near the top of the
mountain early on the 29th. The bodies were found on New Year's Day. Surf Life Saving South Australia is appealing for people to ensure they swim between the flags, after two 11-year-old boys drowned at a popular Adelaide beach. The young friends from Adelaide's north were swimming near the Glenelg jetty with three other children when they got into difficulty. It's believed they were playing on the Breakwater before they slipped on the rocks and fell in. South Australian Police today investigating how the New Year's Day tragedy happened at the popular Glenelg Beach. Rescue crews responded after 6:00pm amid reports a group of five children had gotten into trouble near the jetty. Three children were pulled from the water, while the other two were found unresponsive shortly after. Ambulance crews tried to revive the boys, but one died at the scene, and the other was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.Look, it's not a good scene, obviously, here in Adelaide, with two deaths. Um, I did spend a fair bit of time last night, as did my colleagues, with the lifesavers involved in the incident. We're pulling together as a team, and we'll monitor how they go over the next couple of weeks. It's believed the group may have been playing on rocks when a wave pulled them into the ocean.We thought they were playing. Then there was screaming. Then straightaway, the surf guards came and got into the water.I think it was a big wave and, obviously, as the weather's changed a bit now, it kind of swept them away. Authorities say the boys were in an unpatroled area that has been the scene of incidents in the past.The main thing being is they weren't really very close to the flags and they were in an area that's prone to rip currents, and probably not the best place to swim.Police say the 11-year-old boys were friends from Adelaide's north. A 23-year-old woman's condition has improved after a suspected drug overdose at a Sydney music festival. She's likely to be released from hospital later today. The woman was taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a critical condition after collapsing at the Field Day festival in Sydney's CBD. Police say, despite nearly 2 00 people charged with drug offences, the majority of the 28,000 crowd were well-behaved.The arrest numbers are down from last year. People will continue to come to these events and take drugs, and police will continue to police these events. If you intend to come with drugs, we will hopefully detect and arrest you. More than 200 people received medical treatment at the dance festival on New Year's Day, with at least four others taken to hospital. A man has been attacked by a shark whilst swimming off central Queensland. The 30-year-old man was bitten on his arms and legs while swimming near Miall Island off Rosslyn Bay, near Yeppoon, just before midday. A Queensland ambulance spokesman says he suffered cuts to his legs and arms, and was taken to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition. Two people have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire on a popular bar in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The attacker, who was armed with an assault rifle, is still at large, as authorities say his motive remains unclear. Downtown Tel Aviv, and the hunt for a gunman. Minutes earlier, outside this bar, the calm of New Year's Day had been shattered. CCTV has emerged - it shows the attacker walking calmly to the door of this shop. He puts his bag on a trolley. Takes out a gun. And starts to shoot. These pictures do not show people being hit, but watch outside as the gunman appears, spraying bullets along the street.I fall and I wait like 30 seconds, but it was like - I don't know, but when I was afraid for my mother, for everyone, it was horrible, I swear. This is... This is happening all over the world.The gunman has fled, although Israeli media say police are hunting for this man. TRANSLATION: This incident still need to be investigated. Some injuries are direct hits, some not, but still severe. Two of them paid with their lives. (SIREN WAILS) The motive for the shooting? Unclear. But it comes after three months of street attacks on Israelis - the latest bloodshed in decades of violence. It's thought some 30 smots were fired. (SIREN -- shots were fired. There is now a huge security operation, authorities going house to house searching for a killer who brought chaos and fear to the streets of Tel Aviv. At least six people have been killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base close to the border with Pakistan. Officials say four gunmen who entered the base in a hijacked car are dead, along with two guards, aran exchange of gunfire. The incident comes days after a surprise meeting of the leaders of India and Pakistan to launch a peace initiative. It's not yet clear who the attackers are, but suspicion is falling on Kashmiri militants based in Pakistan. US President Barack Obama is beginning his final 12 months in office, with a renewed effort to reduce gun violence in the country. In 2015, there were 331 mass shootings in the US, which includes incidents where four or more people were shot. It was just after the mass shooting at an Oregon community college in October that the President decided he had to take executive action on guns. He made the announcement today in his weekly address posted on the White House website.I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I directed my team at the White House
to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence. And on Monday, I'll meet with our Attorney-General, mureta Lynch, to discuss our options.Sources tell CBS News those options include expanding the definition of who is "in the business of selling guns" so that more gun sales trigger background checks, and require enhanced reporting and tracking of lost and stolen guns. Today, the President blamed the Republican Congress for giving him no choice but to take unilateral action.We know we can't stop every act of violence, but what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something, anything, to protect our kids from gun violence?Last month, Senate Republicans blocked Democratic proposals that would prevent people on the terror watch list from buying guns, and require background checks for online gun purchases. Meanwhile, some states are taking action on their own. In California, a new gun control law took effect today, allowing judges to order the seizure of guns from people deemed dangerous by their own family or by law enforcement. Texas, though, is going in the other direction on gun control, with a new law allowing guns to be carried openly in public places. The government is rejecting reports claiming childcare fees in parts of some The government is rejecting reports
claiming childcare fees in parts of some capital cities will rise above $200 a day. The National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling analysis shows charges at high-demand centres will reach just over $210 a day before the Turnbull government's new means-tested childcare subsidy comes into force in 2017. The report says fee hikes of 13.8% over the next 18 months will push up the daily charges. The Education Minister has questioned the numbers and says the government's new chaldker package will ease the burden.Our modelling suggests that the average childcare service in Sydney, in 2017, will be charging around $10.75 per hour. That's a long way off what's being quoted in today's papers, so I don't necessarily accept those figures. If they are being charged in some instances, they are clearly outliers, and that's why I would encourage parents to scrutinise very carefully what they're being charged, and to quiz those sorts of service providers. Overall, though, we are going in our reforms to apply an hourly fee limit of $11.55 per hour, which is going to be applied to try to keep a downward pressure on prices.FigureFigures released today show that Australian families will continue to pay the cost of the Turnbull government being full of talk but no action when it comes to stopping childcare fee increases. The figures revealed today show that some families will be hit by fees of $200 as we see a 14% increase in fees before the government's proposed childcare reforms will even come into effect in 2017. We know that this will hurt thousands of Australian families, as well as their children. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a major flood warning for the Flinders, Northern and Leichhardt Rivers. Heavy rainfall has been recorded in parts of the Flinders and Leichhardt catchments. Meanwhile, a search is under way for a man missing in floodwaters at Mount Isa. Police say a member of the public saw the man swept away by the flooded Leichhardt River at the Twenty Third Avenue crossing at Happy Valley last night. The search by police and swift water-risk rue personnel has so far failed to locate any trace of the man. Authority have identified another person of interest in the case of missing boy William Tyrell. Detectives have questioned and searched the NSW Mid North Coast home of an elderly man listed on the child protection register. The man has denied he has anything to do with the 4-year-old's disappearance more than a year ago. Police have also confirmed a car seized from another person of interest in November showed no trace of the missing toddler. Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz icon Nat King Cole and a legendary singer in her own right, has died. The Grammy award-winning performer, known for hits like Unforgettable, butled drug problems and help tite, and has died of heart failure at the age of 65. # This will be # An everlasting love She had a voice that could sail through the lighter side of love straight into longing straight intolonging
longing . # I miss you like crazy... In a 4-decade-long career, she sold more than 30 million albums. # You are my first love The daughter of the great Nat King Cole was perhaps destined to make music. We first saw her in 1957 with CBS's Edward R. Murrow.How many of those pups would you like to keep?All of them.Young Natalie wanted to perform with her dad, a memory she recalled in 2006 on CBS Sunday Morning.He did say to a few people, "I think she's got it." I remember when I first sang with my dad, I had to audition. He said, "You're gonna have to show me that you can do this."Her 1975 debut album was a hits and Cole won the Grammy for best new artist. Unforgettable.There would be six more in 1992 for a tribute album to her late father. Their two voices reunited a quarter-century after his death. But Natalie Cole's life was not always charmed. She battled with drugs and alcohol, and had serious health issues, including hepatitis C. But none of that kept her from getting back on stage.I am a walking testimony to - you can have scars, you can go through turbulent times, and still have victory in your life.

Across Australia and New Zealand, this is Sky News Live. Around the world, you're watching Australia Channel. Coming up on Sky News National - sport with Morgan Kasmarik, as Australia opts for two spin options for the Sydney test.

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Two Australian climbers have died after falling off a mountain in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park. They've been identified as Melbourne couple 42-year-old Stuart Jason Hollaway and 35-year-old Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite. Two South Australian families are in mourning after a pair of 11-year-old boys drowned at a popular Adelaide beach on New Year's Day. Israeli authorities are going door to door in the search for a gunman who remains at large, after opening fire at a busy bar in Tel Aviv, killing two people. Tomorrow's weather - flood watches are in place for Queensland, and a wet end to the weekend for parts of NSW and Queensland. A hot Sunday for the West. Morgan Kasmarik is here with sport. Stephen O'Keefe has won a place in the team for the Sydney test?Yes, he has, Jacinta. Peter Siddle's ankle is still no good, so Stephen O'Keefe will be playing for Australia at the SCG. Australian skipper Steve Smith has set the team a challenge of reclaiming world cricket's top test ranking this year. O'Keefe just hopes to make the most of his recall. He'll be joining Nathan Lyon in a rare twin-spin attack in the SCG test which starts tomorrow, after Peter Siddle was ruled out with injury. His ankle's still not 100%, so he felt it wasn't best for him to come into this test match the way he is at the moment. He's a great team man, and felt he'd be letting the team down. But we were probably going to go the 2-spinning option anyway. We think it's gonna turn. In an ominous sign for the West Indies, the captain feels like he's back to his best with the bat after a century in Melbourne.I felt pretty good last week. I think it was nice to spend a bit of time in the middle again. I felt like all of my movements and my swing and everything was back in sync. The only thing that could stop the home side from a series clean-sweep the weather. Rain is forecast for the next few days. The Melbourne Stars will welcome back one of their stars in the Big Bash this evening. Kevin Pietersen is back from the UK after the birth of his second child, and will line up against the Renegades in the Melbourne derby. Later tonight in Perth, the Scorchers will be hosting the Sixers. And despite a brilliant knock from Michael Hussey, the Thunder lost their first match of the season last night, falling to their first match of the season
last night, falling to the Hurricanes by 11 runs: Hussey came to the crease for the Thunder at 3/33, needing only 35 balls to bring up his 50. He hit a six and 10 fours before his knock came to an end.Hussey, high ball, long ball, man coming around, massive moment in the match - he's taken the catch!Things fell apart for the Thunder following Hussey's wicket, with the team losing the last five for just 13 runs. Shaun Tait was the man of the match, taking 3/16. New Zealand's one-day series against Sri Lanka will be decided on Tuesday, after rain forced the fourth ODI to be called off. After a delayed start, the Black Caps were in trouble at 3/53. He's got 'im. He's got Williamson. So Chameera coming back into the attack works well for the Sri Lankans. Mother Nature intervened again, ending the match. New Zealand does lead the series 2-1. South Africa will hope their favoured Newlands pitch will help them launch a much-needed fight-back in the second test against England, after losing bowling spearhead Dale Steyn to a shoulder problem and a third match in a row. The Proteas plan on a big showing in Cape Town, as they look to level the series.To remain positive is the challenge sometimes. But the South African spirit is always there. I think we're very fortunate that we're certainly going to have a bunch of guy whose are hungry to set things right. I think we didn't show what we're capable of in the first game, and the challenge is to turn it around. That's what we want to do. England should have James Anderson available, after he missed game 1 through injury, as they search for their first win at the venue in almost 60 years. Melbourne Victory will again be without Gui Finkler for tomorrow's A-League clash in Newcastle. Today, it will be Brisbane up against the Glory. They'll be looking for four straight wins. Melbourne City will be looking to close in on the competition's top two later tonight, when they meet Sydney FC. Referee Ben Williams has taken a rare step to publicly apologise for making two crucial errors in the scoreless draw between Western Sydney and Adelaide last night. He failed to award two penalties in the first half. The referees again under the microscope.He's full of confidence! Oh, that had to be a penalty! Ben Williams again!That's 100% a penalty.You cannot believe that miss!First challenge - the way I saw it from my position with the Topper Stanley challenge was that Topper Stanley had held his position and the attacker had instigated the contact. Having seen the contact now, I think that's a penalty. So my apologies there.The Wanderers next to feel hard done by...Does use Bridge. Challenge made by McGown.He wins the ball back inside, then he's wiped out. InIn regards to the other one, with the Mark Bridge challenge - again, from my position, I saw the defender take the ball, but I couldn't see the other back leg. That's probably a penalty also.The first half - fast-paced. The early efforts - just missing.

Galekovic palms it over!Vicari found the back of the net, but he too was denied...

They're both at each other. I think that's play on. That's strength. You see that all the time.The home side pressing hard...

That might have take an deflection.....But just lacking the finish. 0-0 at the break. James Jeggo then took down Vidosic, while Andrew Redmayne denied Craig Goodman. Neither team able to find a winner in a 0-0 draw.Galekovic again palms it over. a winner in a 0-0 draw.Galekovic
again palms it over. Nick Kyrgios is vowing to keep wearing his heart on his sleeve as he prepares to get his 2016 off to a winning start at the Hopman Cup. Drama seems to follow Kyrgios wherever he goes, and it was no different when he hit the sand at Perth's Cottesloe Beach. Sirens began screaming after a shark was sighted, and there was no way the tennis young gun was going near the water.Are you ready to go in and save someone's life?No chance. It's not for me.(LAUGHS)Sharks are my biggest fear. Kyrgios is spending his time in Perth working with friend and meanter Lleyton Hewitt. He's also competing at the Hopman Cup. While the world number 30 is working with Hewitt on a number of things, he won't be abandoning his emotional style of play.Yes and no. I've got no regrets. At the same time, I knew it was going to be a roller-coaster. I'm a young dude in his career still growing into trying to be more mature, trying to learn new things. I think I've definitely grown as a person since the start of last year. I think there's going to be some improvements this year. Milos Raonic will play Rafael Nadal in the final of the World Tennis Championship event in Abu Dhabi, after upsetting world number four Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, 7-5 7-5. Of course, all the tennis does get under way tomorrow. Lots going on, Jacinta. The Brisbane International and the Hopman Cup, so lots of fun to be had. You're in tennis heaven, Morgan! Thank you. Let's have a look at the forecast. Here's Let's have a look at the forecast.
Here's Jaynie Seal from Sky News Weather. We still have a number of flood watches in place for Queensland from this low which will eventually, on Sunday, move across into the eastern and southern areas of Queensland and also we'll see big rainfall totals across much of eastern and central areas of NSW. In the space of 24 hours particularly across Queensland, we could get rainfall totals up to around 60mm to 100mm. Widespread rain from a front in New Zealand as well. Staying mild in Auckland with top of 25 degrees. Join us for more, including live updates every half-hour on Sky News Weather, channel 603. The top stories just ahead. Also - a spear fisherman in hospital after being attacked by a shark in waters off central Queensland.