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(generated from captions) indication the victim knew who the offenders were. There has been very minimal contact prior to the incident and we are appealing to witnesses or any member of the public who saw the event to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 and we appeal to any persons present at the time including people involved in the melee to come forward and talk to police. REPORTER: His friend was obviously there, did he give any indication of what the group of men may have said or indicated as to why? There was minimal contact prior to the event. I can't go into contact details however it was a random act of violence. Was there some thought that the men have put a ticket and parked? We're going through standard crime scene analysis as part of that, we'll fingerprint all surfaces and all locations to ensure we've done our job thoroughly. (Question inaudible) I can't give you information in relation to that. Do you believe it was on foot or in a car? Obviously they've left on foot, but after that I can't give you further information at this stage. (Question inaudible) We're making inquiries in relation to CCTV footage, we'll be hunting down as much CCTV footage as we can. Any major police investigation these days, we're heavily reliant on CCTV footage. At the present time I can't give further comment as far as what details have been shown or captured at this point. Have you been able to view the incident? At this point in time me personally, no. The investigators are combing through as much CCTV footage as they can as we speak. How old were the alleged offenders? Early 20s. How's the kids' family doing? Information I have is that the family is present at the Brisbane hospital. As far as any other information I don't know. Are they receiving support from police?Yes, and all other services we can provide at this stage. Are you able to give detail as to what he was doing? Walking home, out for a birthday celebration? He was a young man who had been out for a night on the town, hasn't caused issues or concerns. He was walking through the Mal with the intent to catch a cab. How concerning are attacks like this in Brisbane? Very concerning. It's not something that occurs oba regular basis and is a regular thing that occurs and because it is an extraordinary event, a random of violence. Does it shake you? The event is tragic. We have a young 18-year-old man fighting for his life. You obviously feel for that person and his family. As far as police are concerned, we'll do our job as professionally as we can. What can you tell us about these four offenders? Were they walking the town, do you know what they were up to? As far as tracing what those offenders did prior to or after the event, that's what we're focusing our investigation on at this point to identify who they are and talk to them as soon as we can. Can you elaborate on what that incident entailed? No, I can't. Were they following him at all? I can't give exact detail at this point in time. As the investigation progresses, as we get more detail we'll be able to elaborate further. Has the friend been able to help at all?Yes.How old is the friend? Similar age, 18 years of age. Young man again just walking with the intent of catching a cab on the night home. Do you know if they tried to fend off these guys or walk away? Honestly I can't give specific details as to what has exactly occurred. How would you describe these attackers and what they've done? At this present time it's a random act of violence. We have no idea what the motive of their actions are prior to conducting our investigation, so we'll keep an open mind as far as that's concerned. Coming up from behind a lot of people have been throwing around the word 'coward', would you agree? As far as my opinion or the QPS's opinion in relation to that terminology, we'll refer to it as a random act of violence at this point. Are the four blokes known to police? Have you been able to track any of them down? We're in the process of attempting to identify who those persons are. Are you ruling out the fact they might have met earlier in the night? No, we're keeping an open mind. A full investigation is occurring to trace the events of both the victims and the offenders prior to and after the event. Had the boys been at a particular nightclub? Can't give specifics. I honestly don't know. The CCTV that you have already seen, has that been successful? Have you had a clear image of the offenders? The investigation is progressing. I couldn't give you further detail, I'm sorry. Thanks very much, ladies and gentlemen. Has anyone else been able to identify them? I'm afraid not at this stage. We'll continue with our investigations. If we get further identifying information we'll make some appeals. How confident are you? Very. When it comes to investigations like this with the full wait of a major QPS investigation, very confident we'll track down who the offenders are. How many people do you have working on the case? Presently about 20 detectives. Did they try and have a go at the friend? Honestly I don't know. We hear that paramedics and the Night Save chaplains stepped in. Can you tell us about their actions? The victim was on the ground, the offenders had left and the paramedics and street chaplains were rendering first aid. Do you know when they fled the scene? I can't give specifics on that. Police in Queensland there speaking about a serious assault in Brisbane early this morning. They say at this stage it appears to be a random attack and the 18-year-old victim is fighting for his life in hospital. Saudi Arabia has been defending its decision to execute 47 men, among them a leading Shi'ia cleric and a prominent al-Qaeda preacher. Both convicted of terrorism charges. These are some of the 47 men executed in Saudi Arabia. They'd been convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks targeting civilians and security forces. They included this man, Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shi'ia cleric who was a central figure during Shi'ia protests in Saudi Arabia which intensified in early 2011. Also among them was a leading al-Qaeda preacher. Human Rights Watch has criticised the executions, but Saudi Arabia says the men TRANSLATION:
received a fair trial. TRANSLATION: We deal objectively with the cases on merit. Thrtion no difference between what a person does regardless of ethnic origin or affiliation. We deal with facts and criminal intent. TRANSLATION: Last year a special case in Riyadh sentenced Nimr al-Nimr to death and Nimr al-Nimr did not deny the political charges against him, but said he never carried weapons or called for violence. Saudi Arabia vowed to stamp out terrorism after 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in August. Many of the others such as quaeld preacher had been linked to attacks in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006 said to have been carried out by al-Qaeda. There is no difference, as long as it's threatening the city, the economy, it will take care of it. It did not differentiate. In October, Iran warned Saudi Arabia of what it called dire consequences if Nimr al-Nimr was killed. That warning was repeated when news of his death was released. Iran will definitely try to neutralise this by igniting the soft spots in the region particularly in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It has done it in the past and it would be a surprise if it tries to do it again. Following latest executions more may still be on the way, at least 2,200 similar cases are still to be heard in Saudi Arabian courts. Like all late photographers Mary Louise sends spends her life in pursuit of the perfect shot. At 34, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The budding artist was forced to change her view and has found unexpected success. It's just different, but it makes you stop and think about that beautiful place. I think we see things differently. For me in particular, I look for detail. It's not about the sharpness and the perfect picture, it's about the essence of the image.

of the image. Now I feel like I'm focusing on something and I can see the photograph even with the tremor component. Mary Louise was 30 and beginning to explore her passion for photography when she noticed something wasn't right.I started with a tremor in the thumb and my GP referred me to a neurologist and after 3 years I started having trouble writing and I mentioned this in that visit to that neurologist and he said, "Now I suspect Parkinson's. " Self-conscious and afraid she took a while to come to terms with her new reality.I spent five years worrying about where I'd be, particularly now and that's the hardest thing for any neurologist to be able to tell you as well, because everyone's different and everyone's progress is at a different rate. Most people are aware of the tremor and that's characteristic, but there's a slowness of movement and a stiffness. Later on there's problems with balance, speech and swelling, as well. Gradually, Mary Louise began to fight back. I'm a good news story, because my progress has been slow and I think that's due to doing exercise at that stage and Parkinson's exercises were shown to have good results like boxing, weight training, core strength. Activity combined with drug treatment and more recently deep brain stimulation has given her a new lease on life.A lot of the symptoms, people need to understand it doesn't stop you from doing stuff, it's a hindrance. Professional photographer Marcus Bell met Mary Louise about six years ago.There was something about Mary Louise when I met with her, because here is someone who had all these challenges ahead, but she wanted to use that and use it as a tool in her photography and have that past of her vision and I thought that was amazing. Bell's family had also been touched by Parkinson's and meeting Mary Louise sparked an idea. We started talking about Parkinson's and how it would affect my photography into the future and that was when he told me, "Go with it. If you want to stand out in the crowd you've got to come up with something different. " I was there to teach her what you're supposed to do and then I was able to point out, but this is how you can go and break those rules and do something different and make it your own. Mary Louise's signature style was born.I can't plan my tremor and sometimes it goes like this and sometimes like that and they're the things you can't plan. The effects that come out are always interesting. I Rina has a eye for detail, the owner of Brisbane's only photographic gallery, she knew the work had a special energy.I can see the technique, but I don't think it can be reproduced by a person without Parkinson's, because the unintentional movement is so unique that I don't think you could reproduce it. When you're using lights in photography particularly, you know as soon as you move the camera you've got lights, you get a pattern. When the tremor goes, it creates almost like a treble collective. Mary Louise's most recent exhibition had the most successful opening in the gallery's history.When looking at Mary's images you see beauty. Her passion and her enthusiasm for life was something incredible and something to show to everybody. Especially others looking for hope.Beyond what we as the medical profession can tell patients it's healthy to know there's other people going through the same things as they are. To know that other people are going through it and have gone through it and can achieve as much as people like Mary have with their symptoms is very comforting and inspiring. It takes a lot of mental power to get yourself up every day and out into the world and you start to think I could miss out on something really good. You've got to change the way you think. That was a good one!That's the news for now. I'm Jamelle Wells. You can keep update on the stories we're following by visiting our website. Stay with us, 'The Quarters' is next.

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the Australians of the Year for 2016. . This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Today - a Brisbane teenager fighting for life in hospital after a suspected coward punch attack. Also ahead - parts of Victoria's Surf Coast closed after bushfires destroyed more than 100 homes to reopen today. Police in Saudi Arabia defy a ban on public protest demonstrating over the execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. And, Australia picks up an early wicket at the start of the Third Test against the West Indies at the SCG. Hello, you're watching ABC News, I'm Jamelle Wells.

Queensland police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a suspected coward punch attack in Brisbane early this morning. The 18-year-old victim is in a serious condition after the random attack in the entertainment precinct of Fortitude Valley around 3:30 local time. The man was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with a life-threatening injuries. Duncan Street remains closed to motorists and pedestrians and police are investigating the case.At about 3:30 this morning, an incident has occurred in the Chinatown Mal of the Fortitude Valley which has resulted in an 18-year-old male currently in the intensive care ward of the Royal Brisbane Hospital with life-threatening head injuries. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the victim and a friend were walking northbound through the Chinatownm all heading towards Anne Street. They were approached by a group of four males of Pacific Islander appearance. A short exchange has occurred and the victim was struck once to the back of the head, has fallen forward and he's currently in his present condition. This is a random act of violence. There is no indication that the victim knew who the offenders were. There has been minimal contact prior to the incident and we appeal to witnesses or any members of the public who saw the event to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 and appeal to persons present at the time including people involved in the melee to come forward and talk to police. A man missing in floodwaters in Queensland's far west since New Year's Day has been found safe and well. Police have confirmed they've located the missing man, but no further details are available yet. Specialist rescue teams spent yesterday searching the Leichhardt River in Mount Isa for the person after witnesses told police they saw him dive into the river and start swimming upstream, but not come out. Heavy rains across western Queensland have triggered flood warnings for a large number of rivers through the outback of the State. Two people have been killed in Tasmania's first fatal car crash for the new year. The men were on a motorbike that collided with a four-wheel drive in Launceston overnight. Police say the bike was on the wrong side of the east Tamar Highway when it crashed head on into a utility. The motorcycle passenger died at the scene while the rider was pronounced dead at a local hospital.This is a very devastating incident to occur especially at the end of Operation Crossroads. We're trying to get the message across to people it's not worth speeding. Please slow down. Obey the road rules, drive to the conditions of the road. Police have arrested a man over a hit-run in Melbourne's east on New Year's Day. Police say a woman was taken to the Alfred Hospital with serious injuries after she was struck by a speeding motorbike just after midnight. They seized a motorcycle while searching a Doncaster address yesterday morning. A man's been interviewed and released pending further investigations. A spear fisherman is in a stable condition after being mauled by a shark in waters off Yeppoon in Central Queensland. The 31-year-old suffered serious injuries to his arms when a 3 metre long shark attacked him off Miall Island before midday Saturday. He had surgery on his arms overnight. The man has told the Queensland Ambulance Service he punched the shark repeatedly before he was able to swim back to the boat. Victoria's Country Fire Authority says areas affected by the bushfire on the Surf Coast must be checked for asbestos before people can return home. A meeting's being held today at Apollo Bay for communities impacted by the blaze. 116 homes were destroyed in Wye River and Separation Creek and crews continue to battle the out of control fire in the Otway ranges. Residents and tourists are still trying to get back into communities forced to evacuate over Christmas. This afternoon a concert will be held at Lorne to raise money for the victims. Meanwhile, it's been one year since a devastating fire ripped through communities in the Adelaide Hills destroying homes and leaving a trail of destruction. It's still fresh in the minds of many, and the clean-up is far from over as residents slowly get their lives back on track. It came on fast, and soon was too mighty to control leaving many unprepared for what was about to hit them. It was frightening, the glow of the fire coming over the ridge behind us. 27 homes were lost during that week in January leaving a charred landscape in its wake. Thankfully no lives were lost, but the widespread devastation it caused was huge, especially for producers.There's a few like this one here that will have to be removed. Everything was gone, but the house, the fire had literally stopped at the sprinkler line and so we still had a house. Marlene Wiese remembers returning to her farm at Millbrook after fleeing four days earlier. She lost orchards, hives, fences, sheds and machinery.This is the leftovers from our John Deer tractor motor. The clean-up is still ongoing, getting back to where she was will take years.The fire passes, but the work afterwards is... you're starting from scratch. The year has been busy rebuilding, looking after our environment and the horses. Nicki Stuart had to leave her horses behind when the fire became too big to fight. Four were burnt along with most of her land.That was probably the worst time, not knowing what was going on, on your property seeing billowing black smoke on the horizon, not knowing whether we had water bombers around us Origin. Her horses have recovered and slowly plants are coming back to life. A familiar scene right across the fire ground. Yet, the wounds a year on are still very much evident. I came through this area of Kersbrook the day after the fire swept through and everything was blackened. The house on this property was lost as well as the one across the valley. Families are slowly rebuilding their lives. A job which takes strength and time.Recovery can take years depending on individual circumstances and it's something that doesn't go away. It's there confronting them every single day. A time that for many will never be forgotten, but beside the loss grows optimism.One of my earlier thoughts was what can I do to come out of this better on the other side and happily I think we've achieved that with a lot of help, but we're just about there. Community spirit shining through. The bodies of two Australian climbers have been recovered from New National Park.
Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Stuart Hollaway and Dale Thistlethwaite were found on New Year's Day. Authorities believe the experienced climbers fell from the top of the 3,300m peak on December 29. Earlier efforts to recover their bodies were hindered by poor weather.They were roped together. One of them may have slipped and as a result because of the severe nature of the terrain. The area is very small, and they've fallen to their deaths. Another Melbourne climber died in the same National Park ten days earlier. The deaths will be referred to the coroner. Parents who oppose vaccinations are being told there's no legal loophole to challenge the Federal Government's new rules. A range of welfare payments will be withheld from those who fail to vaccinate their children under new laws that came into effect this week. Some have claimed a statutory declaration can be used to launch a challenge, but in a statement the Social Services Minister Christian Porter says those trying to find a way around the rules are gravely mistaken. New data shows the closure of a loophole which allowed child care providers to get subsidies for minding their own children is saving taxpayers almost $8 million a week. The Federal Government closed the so-called child swapping loophole in October last year. It's part of a nationwide crackdown. Statistics from the Department of Education show that it's reduced child care subsidy payments to just over $500,000 a week, down $7.7 million. An independent national age care complaints commissioner will begin work this week. The new commissioner will investigate complaints about the treatment of elderly people in residential or home-based care. Rae Lamb says she's expecting a busy week when she starts tomorrow. China has been given a rare glimpse of its military might. The two war ships docked at the Port of Melbourne for a goodwill visit to Australia. Soldiers and sailors greeted at the wharf by Brisbane's Chinese community. Under the watchful eyes of officers, locals were invited to see the destroyer and frigate up close. Cannons, machine guns, China's state-of-the-art impressed many.The ship is awesome. It's the first time I've seen a ship huge like this. The ship is amazing, a big one, a stronger... exciting. Some weren't concentrating on the military hardware.A lot of Chinese people are so excited we can see handsome soldiers. Very cool. Australian naval officers were also given the opportunity to learn more about the visiting world power.It's great always to see visiting Navy ships and it's always interesting to see when they come into town. The Chinese task group has been on a global deployment for about five months and will spend a number of days in Brisbane before returning home. Returning to our earlier story, an independent national age care complaints commissioner begins work this week. The new commissioner is investigating complaints about the treatment of elderly people in residential or home-based care. Rae Lamb says she expects a busy week when she starts work tomorrow.It will be a busy time. I'm taking on a complaints scheme which has previously been run out of the Department of Health in Canberra and in the State and Territory offices around the country and they usually get about 3,500, 4,000 complaints a year. I'm expecting a significant work load, but we have to keep it in the context that's a tiny number of complaints when you consider how many Australians are receiving care around the country. Under Australian law under the Age Care Act the affairs of approved providers are protected information. There are important constraints around what can be revealed publicly around actual complaints and individual cases. There are privacy constraints for the people involved, but I think there will be a lot more transparency, because one of the things that is really good about this new move is I'll be required to produce an annual report and I'm intending there will be not just the identified case studies, but a lot more data. People will be able to see more about what sorts of complaints are coming up, what are the issues, how are they being dealt with by me and my team. That information hasn't been freely available previously. A British adventurer has flown a biplane solo from the UK to Australia. Tracey Curtis-Taylor says she now knows what aviation pioneer Amy Johnson went through, the first female to make the same journey back in 1930. After flying across 23 countries, the Boeing 1942 Steerman finally reaches Australia, touching down in Darwin, the vintage plane has been on an epic journey. From flying over the Arabian desert, to seeing the mountains of Myanmar from above. The woman in the open cockpit thrilled with what she's achieved.Just the joy of being able to fly an aeroplane like this at low lel halfway around the world has been beyond anything. Tracey Curtis-Taylor has been retracing parts of Amy Johnson's famous flight from England to Australia in 1930. After 20 days of flying, Amy Johnson made Darwin her first stop in Australia, helping put the city in the spotlight.It's a 9 cyclinder radial engine. The modern Aviatrix paid homage to Amy Johnson.My flight is a tribute to her. It is celebrating what the pioneers achieved and what women achieve now in aviation as well. Although decades apart, both women made the journey across open seas and in dangerous conditions without modern comforts.It's fairly devastating on the skin and the hair, so it's tiring. It's really tiring. It's the noise, the vibration, the exposure. The plane's technology is from the 1920s and it has a simple stick and rudder for control . It cruises about the speed of a fast car and for most of the trip it's been an altitude of 1500 feet. Tracey Curtis-Taylor says flying in over Darwin's coastline like Amy Johnson did was euphoric, but the weary pilot is happy to have her feet on the ground. Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people for terrorist offences including a high-profile Shi'ia cleric involved in antigovernment protests during the Arab Spring. Nimr al-Nimr was arrested after criticising the monarchy and calling for elections in the Sunni-dominated kingdom. His death has sparked angry reaction in Shi'ia majority countries, including Iran. As news of the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spread, protesters took to the streets of Saudi Arabia's Shi'ia city of Qatif. An act of defiance in a kingdom where public dissent is not tolerated. The Sheikh was a leader of this religious minority in a country whose Royal Family see themselves as leaders of Sunni Islam. As the Saudi authorities cracked down during the Arab Spring on Shi'ia attempts to bring calls for political reform into the kingdom itself, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was arrested. He had defied the Saudi authorities to prove their charge that he was acting on behalf of Iran. The leader of Shi'ia Islam, and regional rival for power to Saudi Arabia. Iranian reaction to the execution has been angry. The foreign military in Tehran accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremism abroad and oppressing its critics at home and said it would pay a heavy price. That ancient religious faultline is a dangerous division in the modern Middle East. Sunni fighters are pitched against Shi'ia in the fighting from Syria, to Yemen, to Iraq. TRANSLATION: Saudi Arabia made a big mistake when it executed Nimr al-Nimr. That refuelled existing sectarian violence in the region more. Saudi Arabia's execution of Nimr al-Nimr will deepen those tensions at a dangerous moment. Five attackers and three members of the security forces have been killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistani border. It came days after Indian and Pakistani leaders met in Lahore to launch a surprise peace initiative. The confrontation began around 3:30am when several men dressed in military uniform arrived in an official vehicle carrying guns and explosives. Police cordoned off the base as soldiers confronted the gunman inside. After a gun battle which lasted several hours, all four gunmen were killed. Security forces then began searching for more members of the group. The area was already on alert after a senior police officer was briefly abducted earlier this week.TRANSLATION: After a police officer's car was hijacked yesterday and today's attack, a red alert has been issued across Punjab. We have barricaded the roads and are checking vehicles. The area is no stranger to attacks. Strategically located between Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir. In July last year three men armed with guns and grenades were killed after they stormed a police station. In this latest attack, Indian officials believe the gunmen are members of a known armed group based inside Pakistan. The Indian Government response is cautious and firm.TRANSLATION: Pakistan is our neighbour and we want peaceful neighbours not just with Pakistan, but with all neighbours. We also want peace, but any militant attack on India will get a befitting response from India. Security agencies have been on alert for attacks since India's Prime Minister made a surprise Christmas day visit to his counterpart in Pakistan which was seen as a huge diplomatic overture. Pakistan must take responsibility for the attacks.They can't abdicate and say these are forces which are not under our control, meaning no State can abdicate from actions with its own citizens whether they are non-State or otherwise. Talks between Indian and Pakistani officials are expected later this month. Scheduled talks have been called off following previous attacks. There's no word yet if that will happen in this case. French prosecutors say there's no evidence a man who drove his car into troops guarding a mosque in the south of the country has connections to any terrorist groups. The 29-year-old Frenchman reportedly said he wanted to kill troops because they killed people, but he also wanted to be killed by them in the attack. Prosecutors say he'd been unemployed for several years and there were no signs of mental illness. The attacker was shot by security forces during the incident which also saw a soldier and a by-stander injured. Dubai authorities say they're working to determine the cause of the fire that quickly took hold of a 63-storey luxury hotel on New Year's Eve. Officials say the blaze began on the terrace of the 20th floor, but some witnesses say it starred on the ground floor and moved to upper storeys. Commander of the Dubai civil defence says everyone was evacuated in record time. Israeli police are continuing to search for a gunman who opened fire on a popular pub in Tel Aviv. Two people were killed and at least seven wounded before the shooter fled the scene. The gunman has been identified as an Arab citizen of Israel, but police say the motive is not clear. Sophie McNeill reports from Tel Aviv. New Year's Day and the busy pub on one of Tel Aviv's main streets was packed with young people. Security camera footage from the supermarket next door shows the gunman calmly opening his backpack pulling out an automatic rival and firing at the crowd before fleeing the scene.TRANSLATION: We were shaking, there were about eight of us in the storage room. We leaned against the door so no-one could break in. A distraught father rushed to the scene of the attack to find his son amongst those shot.TRANSLATION: As soon as the ambulance arrived and I saw the kid I fainted, because I saw that the kid was not alive. A few hours later and the city was still in lockdown. The main streets of Tel Aviv are now crawling with Israeli security forces as they try and hunt down the attacker. They've told locals to stay inside and they've been going house to house to try and find this shooter.My house has been searched three times, my neighbourhood. There's policemen everywhere, Special Forces. The shooter has been identified as a 29-year-old Israeli Arab man from the north of the country, but police haven't said what motivated the attack. They're trying to determine if the gunman had any links to terrorist groups, or had radical tendencies. Local media reported that a copy of the Koran was found in a backpack left at the scene. A family member of the suspect went on local television to say he had a history of mental illness and was not stable at the moment. Police have reportedly seized a computer from the man's house for more clues. Despite cold weather and rough seas, rescuers on the Greek island of Lesbos say they remain overwhelmed by the amount of refugees making the journey from Turkey to Greece. Numbers are expected to drop as winter set in, but people continue to flood into the country. Lesbos has been the main gateway to Europe for thousands of refugees and immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa. The Kenyan president has ordered a major crackdown on alcohol and drugs. One of the biggest concerns is an illegal brew that's so strong it can kill. It's a huge undertaking, so big in fact a local sports ground has been converted into a camp where people try and get sober.I volunteered to transform my life, bodily, my soul and in my mind. Of the 900 addicts here, most say alcohol has been their drug of choice and some got hooked very young.I was at school. I quit school because of drugs. Richard is just 18 years old.A terrible life. Used to take drugs. I wasn't in good communication with my mum. The camp provides one-on-one sessions to people with mental health problems because they've struggled with addiction to alcohol, hard drugs and marijuana known locally as bung.I have consumed a lot of bung. At midnight I tried to shoot myself. Having worked in former programs, I found it a challenge at the beginning to have such large numbers. Then because of being a community person I realised that it is the only way out to reach as many people as possible. It's not just the pubs at fault. Illegal alcohol is a major problem. It literally means " kill me quick". In this county alone government officers tipped out close to 3 million litres. This camp is the first of its kind and it's part of a nationwide crackdown on drugs and alcohol. If it is successful and the graduates stay sober, there'll be plenty more like this one rolled out across the country. A conservation group says the number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than the previous year. Stop rhino poaching.com says there are about 1,160 reported cases last year. That's about 50 fewer than 2014. It says the fall reflects efforts by police, the military and park rangers to stop illegal killings in South Africa. Home to most of the world's rhinos. For those of us who avoid exercising in the cold, spare a thought for these Russian athletes. Yakutia in Sakha Republic has hosted the chilliest bike race on earth with temperatures plummeting to minus 45 celsius. 14 locals took part in the 10 kilometre event braving thick fog and unforgiving terrain. It was so cold several bikes froze on the starting line. Australia's made an early breakthrough at the SCG after the West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first in the new year Test. Windies opener Hope was dismissed for 9 after being caught behind by Peter Neville off the bowling of Josh Hazelwood. A short time ago Craig Bass Strait wait got his 50. He and Darren Bravo are at the crease at 1/92. Australia holds an unassailable 2-nil lead in the series. The Perth Scorchers have thrashed the Sydney Sixers losing one wicket in their run chase to move back to the top of the BB L ladder. A record crowd of over 80,000 turned out at the MCG to see the Melbourne Stars claim a 7-wicket win over rivals the Renegades. Englishman Luke Wright smashed 109 off 63 balls to lead the Stars to a 7-wicket win.So special, I was so pumped up. To get 100, most importantly to get us over the line in such a big game is good stuff. Amazing. Brisbane Roar has gone to the top of the A-League ladder with a 2-1 win over Perth Glory. Goals to Jamie Maclaren and crowd favourite Henrique got the hosts over the line. While an understrength Melbourne City has salvaged a 2-all draw with Sydney FC to hold onto third spot on the table.To be honest, the first half Sydney had a lot of chances and we were struggling to get into our game and we had a lot of changes and it took time to get that sorted and I think the second half we did better.

A broad area of low pressure bringing areas of rain and storms to Queensland. A trough extending over NSW and Victoria triggering scattered storms, some severe. Another trough over Western Australia causing showers and storms and a high directing gusty south-easterlies along the South Australian and Victorian coasts.

That's the news for now. I'm Jamelle Wells. Stay with us, 'One Plus One' is next. An 18-year-old man is fighting for life in hospital after a suspected random coward punch attack in Brisbane. Police were called To Duncan Street at Fortitude Valley at about 3:30 this morning. The man was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Parts of Victoria's Surf Coast closed as a result of massive fires that destroyed more than 100 homes will be reopened today. A community meeting at Apollo Bay has been told anyone who's a permanent resident will be allowed back, but holidaymakers won't be allowed back into caravan parks. Protesters in Iran have stormed Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran over the country's execution of a prominent Shi'ia Muslim cleric. Iranian media says the crowds threw petrol bombs and forced their way into the building before being cleared by police. The decision to kill Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has been condemned by both the Middle East and the west. And the West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat after day one of the Third Test at the SCG. Australia holds an unassailable 2-nil series lead. We're crossing to Adelaide where police are speaking about a body found in the south Parklands overnight.

Parklands overnight. Police got a call probably around 5 to 8 this morning to attend the south Parklands in relation to a collapsed adult female. On arrival just past 8 o'clock police identified that the female was, in fact, deceased. We are still trying to identify the identity of this female adult. We do not know who she is at this stage and that's what we are working towards. We've had forensic response and crime scene Star group and a heap of other patrols assist us in conducting door knocks and trying to identify who this young female might be. The pathologist has been down. At this stage it's an unexplained death. We have no cause to determine what has caused her to be deceased. Once that's established we will have a probable cause and time of death. Our main issue is trying to identify who she is at this stage. REPORTER: Do you think this was a murder? We're not sure at this stage. It's currently unexplained. We are still trying to work through the different stages as to where she might have come from and what caused her to be in the Parklands in the first place. Are there obvious signs of injury? Because of the time she's been out there in the open, it's only when they take her back, will they let her know. You think she's been there for a while? Probably we would say... I can't exactly tell you for how long, but probably since last night or the early hours of this morning. Roughly how old do you think she is? From just looking at her, because she's been out in the sun probably someone in her early 30s. That's all the statistics I can go into at this stage, because we haven't advised the next of kin yet and that is a priority to let them know who she is. Was she fully clothed?Yes, she was clothed when we located her. What was found on her person in terms of money, identification? I can't go into that at this stage. That's all part of the investigation as to what was found. That will hopefully lead us to where she's come from. Was she moved to that location or do you think if anything happened to her, if it was suspicious it happened there or do you think she was moved there? So far the initial inquiries indicated might have been somewhere within that vicinity of the Parklands. Whether it's in the actual location she was found in or whether it occurred a distance away, that's what we are working towards. With the pathology being done we are trying to establish what caused her to be there in the first place. Did you pick up items or evidence nearby? That's what they're doing. If you look behind us, we have SES shortly and they'll be doing a coordinated search with the help of Star Group. Have you found anything of interest so far? Nothing very much around here other than a few personal items, but nothing with an identification on it. Is it a handbag, a purse? I wouldn't go into that specifics now at this stage. Do you have any leads to her identity? Currently there are a number of inquiries being undertaken with a number of refuge homes and sobering up centres. Whether she is from one of those areas, we're checking our missing persons database to see if it's someone missing for a while. Does it look like she may have been someone sleeping rough, or come from a home? It's hard to tell at this stage, only because of her being out in the open. She's exposed to the element s. Is the area well-lit, are there security cameras? That's what we're working towards, to establish what CCTV is around the place. It's an area with the Parklands, it's quite frequent people running through and walking through. It's an area where people come and go. That's what we're working towards. Who found her? A member of the public this morning while he was walking with his two dogs. He's been helpful in letting us, advising us and alerting us as to her presence. I guess it must be a sad start to the new year for police? Not so much for the police, for the family, more particularly for the family of this young woman. It'll be I think a priority for us to find out who she is so we could let them go and afford her the dignity she requires and needs. If I could appeal to anyone who has any information to please contact Crime Stoppers or contact police if they have anything at all or might have seen her in company with anyone once we're able to get information out there. I thank you for your time and patience. Detective inspector Charmain Peters from South Australian police speaking about a female body found in Adelaide's south parkland. They haven't yet identified the body. They haven't revealed details of how the woman might have died. Investigations continue. Turning overseas again, and Saudi Arabia has been defending its decision to execute 47 men, among them a leading Shi'ia cleric and a prominent al-Qaeda preacher. Both had been convicted of terrorism charges. These are some of the 47 men executed in Saudi Arabia. They'd been convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks targeting civilians and security forces. They included this man Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shi'ia cleric who was a central figure during Shi'ia protests in Saudi Arabia, which intensified in early 2011. Also among them was a leading al-Qaeda preacher. Human Rights Watch has criticised the executions, but Saudi Arabia says the men received a fair trial.TRANSLATION: The judiciary is objective and we deal objectively with the cases on merit. There is no difference between what a person does regardless of his ethnic origin or affiliation. We deal with facts and criminal intent. Last year, a special court in Riyadh sentenced Nimr al-Nimr to death for sedition, disobedience and bearing arms. Nimr al-Nimr did not deny the political charges against him, but said he never carried weapons or called for violence. Saudi Arabia vowed to stamp out terrorism after 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in August. Many of the others such as an al-Qaeda preacher had been linked to attacks in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006 said to have been carried out by al-Qaeda.There is no difference between any form of terror, as long as it's threatening people, cities, its economy, it will take care of it and deal with it. It did not differentiate. In October, Iran warned Saudi Arabia of what it called dire consequences if Nimr al-Nimr was killed. That warning was repeated when news of his death was released. Iranian Government leaders say the Saudis will pay a high price.Iran will definitely try to neutralise this by igniting the soft spots in the region including in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It has done it in the past and it would be a surprise if they didn't do it again. Following these latest executions more may be on the way. At least 2,200 similar cases are still to be heard in Saudi Arabiian courts. British soldiers who served in Iraq are being warned they could face prosecution for war crimes, including unlawful killing. The Ministry of Defence is looking into allegations that some civilians were mistreated during the conflict. The investigative unit will look at whether legal action should be taken. Claims of mistreatment of Iraqis by British personnel have been rife in the aftermath of the Iraq war. So much so the government set up a team to investigate historic allegations. Today its head said there could be criminal charges. Mark Warrick told a newspaper:

It's not due to finish work until the end of 2019. Lawyers representing alleged victims say it's taking too long and won't confront systematic abuse. They were established in 2010 and we're at the beginning of 2016 and there hasn't been a single prosecution as a result of their work. There isn't much to indicate we're going to get very far any time soon in terms of prosecuting soldiers. The Ministry of Defence says it takes allegations of abuse or unlawful killing seriously, but the vast majority of those in the armed forces conduct themselves professionally and in accordance with the law. Some have expressed frustration at continued claims against military personnel and doubt over the sheer numbers.The British Army has an incredibly effective disciplinary system chain of command, which makes sure this kind of thing does not happen on a frequent basis. Occasionally it will happen, but our system prevents it from happening and that's why thousands of cases just couldn't happen. It's fiction. And critics say fear of future prosecution could prevent soldiers operating effectively. The Defence Secretary has criticised ambulance-chasing law firms. Two previous public inquiries have already looked at claims against UK troops in Iraq. Now almost 13 years since the war there started, the military is still having to confront this dark side of its involvement. Australia has been given a rare glimpse of China's military might, part of its Navy fleet has docked at Brisbane's port. The Australian and Chinese Navies have been on a joint training mission. The two war ships docked at the Port of Brisbane for a goodwill visit to Australia. Soldiers and sailors were greeted at the wharf by Brisbane's Chinese community. Under the watchful eye of officers, locals were invited to see the destroyer and frigate up close. Cannons, machine guns, missile silos, China's state-of-the-art war machine s impressed many.The ship is awesome. It's the first time I saw a ship huge like this. The ship is amazing, a big one, a stronger... I'm excited. Some weren't concentrating on the military hardwareful A lot of Chinese people, so excited and we can see handsome soldiers. Very cool. Australian naval officers were also given the opportunity to learn more about the visiting world power.It's great always to see visiting Navy ships and always interesting to see when they come into town. The Chinese task group has been on a global deployment for about five months and will spend a number of days in Brisbane before returning home. That's the news for now. I'm Jamelle Wells. You can keep up-to-date on the stories we're following by visiting our website. Stay with us 'The Rural Quarter' is next.

This program is not captioned. . NARRATOR: Each year,
four remarkable Queenslanders are chosen across four categories as nominees for the national
Australian of the Year Awards. We're here as custodians, all of us,
to look after country, which Mother Nature made it for us and it's our duty to help
Mother Nature to look after it. It takes about one hour
to wash and dry someone's clothes. After two minutes of set-up,
there's not a huge amount to do. So we pull out the six orange chairs and everyone sits around
and has a really nice chat, and that one hour
is a really powerful time for that. I've always been passionate about bringing arts
to rural and regional Australia because, you know, they shouldn't
be disadvantaged. The greatest gift any human being
can give to those who love them is to be fully themselves. And the ultimate waste
of a human life would be to die without letting
the world see who you really are.

Be watching, 7:30pm on 25 January to see who will be
the Australians of the Year for 2016. . This program is not captioned.