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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Good morning. Welcome to News Breakfast. It is Monday. Great to have your company. I am Michael RowlandI am Ali Moore. Making the news today: Dirty politics - Donald Trump threatens to get personal as Republican heavyweights walk away from their presidential candidate.

An Australian could be jailed for life after a drugs bust in Bali. The clean-up begins after Victoria is pummelled by wild weather and gale-force winds. Leading sport - can it get worse? Australian's cricketers embarrassed again in South Africa. And: We will look at the ABC's documentary on men's mental health that brought this tough Aussie bloke to tears.I think that it must take so much guts for you to do that. I am so sorry if I have ever said anything to you, man.The gusty weather is not over - warnings for Victoria and NSW.

US Republican Donald Trump will fight to save his flailing bid for the presidency later today as he faces off against Hillary Clinton in the second debate. His campaign took a potentially catastrophic turn at the weekend after a 2005 tape emerged where Mr Trump can be heard saying he uses his fame to sexually assault women without consequence. Republican Party heavyweights have been abandoning their candidate in droves over the weekend, but the Trump camp is not backing down. Key advisor Rudy Giuliani says Mr Trump won't quit and is considering fighting back by bringing up former President Bill Clinton's past infidelitities.North America correspondent Zoe Daniel is in St Louis where the debate will take place. Welcome to the program. Is Trump done and dusted do you think? Or could the second debate save him? Look, I could never make that prediction. I mean, how could anyone predict what will happen next in this completely bizarre election campaign that we're witnessing here in the United States? Even seasoned pundits, campaign watchers, campaign fans, are flabber Based about what's happened over the last few days and we will be watching keenly to see tonight.
what happens here at this debate tonight. Indeed, as you suggest, it may well make or break Donald Trump's campaign. It is a question of just what sort of tone he decides to take, whether he comes out with a direct apology, tries to appeal to people to say that he's a changed man since this tape was recorded, back in 2005. But, of course, in the face of that Republicans jumping ship, left, right and centre. 150-plus now have come out against him. Donald Trump, though, fairly defiant this morning tweeting firstly, "Tremendous support except for some in the Republican leadership", and then saying, "So many self-right you hypocrites. Watch their poll numbers and elections go down." Of course, that is part of the Republican concern, that this will affect down ballot races for the Senate and the House, that are also taking place this year. This morning on the talk shows here key Republican advisor to Donald Trump Kelly-Anne Conway cancelled appearances, perhaps thinking there was no way she could defend what's happened. Rudy Giuliani, though, a good friend and supporter and advisor to Donald Trump did appear. Let's look at what he had to say.The reality is that in both cases, both people have things in their personal lives that may by if they could re-do would do differently. The reality is that this is a situation in which nether side should stlo stones because both sides have sinned.The question becomes could they really dump Trump? Or is it just too late, despite them walking away in droves from supporting their own candidate? Indeed, Ali. They can't actually. The rules - lots of people are looking at this - indicate that he can't be dumped. Donald Trump would have to walk away on his own in order to be replaced. Even if that was to happen, there would be legal battles right across the US, through different state jurisdictions to get someone else on to the ballot. The other thing important to note tonight - and in relation to that comment from Rudy Giuliani - is just where Donald Trump goes with the rhetoric tonight, because as you indicated in your introduction and as Michael mentioned, there is the possibility that Donald Trump will go in hard on Bill Clinton's infidelities. Three women who accuse Bill Clinton of sexual assault have come out and done an interview with a website. One, in particular, alleges that Bill Clinton raped her back about 40 years ago. She is now in her 70s. She's accused Hillary Clinton of being an enabler and also said that Hillary Clinton intimidated her to keep her story secret. So, whether Donald Trump goes in on that angle tonight and, again, just how that will play for him... Robbie Mook is Hillary's advisor. He appeared on the talk shows.I think Donald Trump's campaign is spiralling. They are trying to figure out a way to dig out of the mess. This race is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Not Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. That is why we will continue to focus on the issues. If we need to discuss the issues that were raised, that is fine. But the question here is what is Hillary Clinton's take on the issue, not her husband.It should be said that Hillary Clinton's been relatively quiet on the weekend, hasn't she? Probably quite understandably. But at the same time, WikiLeaks has been busy releasing what it claims are the transcripts of her private speeches.Absolutely. This is interesting, isn't it, because, of course, the Donald Trump story, if you like, is getting so much play that that story around the latest WikiLeaks release of details of speeches that Hillary Clinton gave to Wall Street has had no coverage whatsoever. One of the things those transcripts indicate, for example, is that she was heavily in favour of global free trade. This is something that she's walked back object significantly during the -- on significantly during the campaign and maybe something would hurt her in some of those battleground states that are key, like Pennsylvania and Ohio, where people have lost jobs because of globalisation. Briefly on that, the polls and - these polls were done before the leak of this video of Donald Trump back in 2005 - but the polls in many of those battleground states look strongly for Hillary Clinton today. Pennsylvania, the so-called firewall state, for example, today she has a 12 point lead of half-a-dozen national polls. She is up in all but one, but only by around four points. We will have to see just how the events of the last few days play through into those polls after tonight's debate.Absolutely. It is going to be fascinating. Many thanks. A reminder the ABC will have full coverage of the debate on ABC News 24 from 11:30 Australian eastern daylight time. I was going to the supermarket on the way home to buy bread and milk - I think I will buy popcorn too!Extraordinary. A little like watching a slow car crash, isn't it? I don't know what is going to happen next, but the question of how low he goes in this particular debate and whether he can reclaim some ground, you would have to think that - well, that is going to be a very, very difficult climb.It is. Lots of eyeballs on this debate in America and right around the world. I think we all will be taking a collective shower one way or the other after, if it does get low and ugly. Moving on to the other main stories of the morning. An Australian man arrested on drugs charges in Bali could be facing a maximum life sentence. 48-year-old Guiseppe Serafino, who has lived and worked in Bali for the past five years, was taken into custody alongside a 54-year-old British man. Police allege they were caught with 17 grams of hashish between them. If found guilty they face between five years and life behind bars. Victorian SES workers are continuing a State-wide clean-up this morning following severe weather which killed one woman and knocked out power to 130,000 properties. Winds of more than 100km/h brought down trees and power lines and forced the cancellation of dozens of flights at Melbourne Airport. The SES has received more than 3,000 calls for help.The same-sex marriage plebiscite and the backpacker tax will be on the agenda when Federal Parliament resumes today. Labor is poised to kill off the national vote on same-sex marriage, with the final decision from the caucus due tomorrow. Labor is also saying it will take its time before deciding how it is going to vote on the legislation to lower the backpacker tax, following a decision made by the Government last month. The Crohnal inquest into the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes will examine player safety and the use of helmets when it gets underway today. The 25-year-old died two days after he was hit in the neck and knocked unconscious while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG in November 2014. The type of helmet he was wearing has since been withdrawn from sale.A 3-day mourning period has began in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew killed more than 900 people. Thousands of homes have been destroyed and aid workers are struggling to reach remote areas. The storm badly affected drinking water supplies, giving rise to deadly outbreaks of cholera. At least 18 people have been killed by a car bomb in south-east Turkey. The bomb was detonated in a military outpost. 10 soldiers are among the dead. The Turkish army is blaming the Kurdish PKK group for the blast. The explosion was so powerful it left a crater 15m wide and 7m deep. And: Tloet declared a -- tloet declared a -- Ethiopia declared a state of emergency after protests by the two largest groups. Violence intensified since Sunday where 55 were killed in clashes between police and protesters at a religious festival. Human rights groups say hundreds of people have died over the past few months.Now for a weather update, the past few months.Now for a
weather update, here is Vanessa. Thanks. Good morning. A sunny day for Brisbane.

There has been 7mm of rain in Hobart.

. Thank you very much. Let's go to Federal politics and the nation's lead rers back in Canberra this week. On the agenda is the future of that same-sex marriage plebiscite. Jane Norman joins us from our Parliament House bureau. Good morning. A key decision took take -- to be taken on that front by the Labor caucus.At this stage Labor is set to kill off the plebiscite proposal. We understand Bill Shorten will advise his MPs at their cause cuss meeting tomorrow to vote against the legislation needed to hold the vote. He has told the newspapers overnight that he has consulted over the past few weeks and he has struggled to find anyone who thinks this is a good idea, adding the level of community opposition is quite extraordinary in Bill Shorten's words. The Government doesn't have enough support on the Senate crossbench to pass the plebiscite legislation, so if Labor does vote against it, then the national vote will not happen. Labor believes that it is a damaging and divisive measure to legalise same-sex marriage and is putting pressure on the Government to dump the proposal and instead hold a free vote in Parliament. From the Government's point of view, though, it says it took this plebiscite proposal to the election, so it's sticking by it. If Australians want same-sex marriage legalised then it could happy March next year. Here is what MPs arriving in Canberra had to say last night.For me, personally, it's very clear - people know I have a daughter who is gay. There is no way on God's earth I am going to have her exposed to that sort of vitriol and haltered.I think the... The people voted us in. They want a plebiscite and the feedback I'm getting is that - that is what people want. I myself think it is too big of a decision for 150 Federal politicians to make and I would like to see it as a vote for people.On another front, we could see movement this week in that bitter stand-off between the Turnbull Government and the Victorian state Labor Government over the country fire authority volunteers in Victoria.While the plebiscite is dead at this stage, the Government is expected to notch up a chin on the industrial relations front. The One Nation party confirmed it will be voting in favour of this legislation to protect Victorian volunteer firefighters. This was borne out of that long industrial dispute between the volunteer firefighters in Victoria and the Firefighters Union. The One Nation Party support means the Government has the nine crossbench votes it needs to pass the legislation. It is hoping it can then sort of build on that momentum to pass its other major piece of still relations legislation, and that is the bill to bring back the construction industry watchdog. It is hoping to do that by Christmas. Thank you. Heading overseas now, the UN says more than 140 people have been killed in an air strike on a funeral ceremony in Yemen.Saudi Arabia described the attack in the capital Sana'a as a regrettable event and said it would investigate. The BBC has more.Dense black smoke billows from what was a funeral hall, packed with civilians some survivors can be glimpsed trying to escape from the wreckage. Then this... A second strike on the wounded. This amateur video appears to show how the funeral of one man became the slaughter of many. Here the aftermath of the carnage and the rush to find the wounded and the dead. Who minutes earlier had been mourning the father of a Houthi rebel official. (SHOUTING) TRANSLATION: We came here after the first hit happened. While we are trying to help the survivors and get the people out, the second hit happened. It created a massacre.The Foreign Office said the images from the scene were shocking and Defense Secretary said if civilians were deliberately targeted Britain would review its criteria for selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has promised to investigate the latest strike, having initially denied involvement. It says its troops have clear instructions not to bomb populated areas. But the White House has begun an immediate review of its support for the Saudi Coalition which has already been cut back. There are reports in NSW that the state's greyhound racing ban could be overturned. We are joined from outside State Parliament in Sydney. Mark, if this is correct, it would be a major black flip for Premier Mike Baird?Yeah, that's right. It sure would. We are hearing reports this morning that the NSW Government could overturn its ban on greyhound racing across the state as early as tomorrow. Now, we understand that any possible reversal of this policy would be based on industry guarantees of an end to the slaughter of dogs and also tough new penalties would apply for anyone found participating... Facilitating animal cruelty. Now, we understand that in August this year, the legislation was passed to enact this ban, which of course would apply from July next year. Anyone found to racing
be participating in the greyhound racing industry then could face up to a year behind bars. Now, this has all come from growing pressure within the Nationals Party who would like to see a reversal of the plan. Deputy Premier Troy Grant, his leadership very much under threat, we understand. The skills Minister said he will put his hand up for the leadership and push for a reversal of the ban if Troy Grant can't push harder for the reversal. We understand tonight the Nationals will be meeting and these reports obviously could take the heat off slightly - off that meeting, but of course it will be important and then tomorrow Cabinet will also be meeting and... I guess we will hear something tomorrow of what these reports - what to make of the reports. But at the moment the Premier's office has said that will not be commenting on such speculation. But they haven't come out to deny or confirm the reports either. So we are still very much waiting on a response at - a big response from the NSW Government. Alright. Thank you very much for bringing us update. Less check the front pages of the major newspapers around the country. Kicking off with the Sydney Morning Herald, "Meltdown." Republicans heavyweights are abandoning Donald Trump following the release of that tape where the presidential nominee makes obscene comments about women.And the guardian Australia previews today's second presidential debate with reports Trump's camp will attempt to deflect attention on to Bill Clinton's past indiscretions. The financial review leads with a report that the Treasurer Scott Morrison has signalled he emphatically opposes anymore rate cuts by the Reserve Bank.The Western Australia is covering claims of a possible rebellion within the Perth council, as councillors are gagged from speaking to the media. The Storm, which battered parts of Victoria over the weekend, is on the front of a Herald Sun. A couple who had a narrow escape after a tree crashed through the house and killed their neighbour...The Age is leading with the storm, saying thousands of houses lost power and more than 2,000 people called for help as trees were brought down.The Australian reports the Gina Rinehart has defused political controversy by making a $365 million bid for the Vincent Kompany. It -- Kidman cattle company and pictures the carnage brought by the Victorian storms.The Courier-Mail says girls as young as 12 are being pressured into sending nude selfies, citing a report of a fourfold increase in sexting related complains since July.The Canberra Times shines the spotlight on the Defence Department which hit taxpayers with a $100 million travel bill over 4.5 months.The Daily Telegraph has an exclusive, Cliving the NSW Premier Mike Baird will act the greyhound racing ban.The fallout from last month's black-out in South Australia leads the Advertiser, as voters say they want more money spent on upgrading the electricity network.The Mercury says the police union is calling for tougher driving penalties for drunk drivers.And: Turn away if you are scared of clowns - because the Northern Territory News is carrying a warning from police that people should not take - not to take up the sinister clown craze, saying dressing up and scaring people is no laughing matter.On the outside television presenter was pretending everything was OK. She was young, prove shuj, educated and high functioning.Under she was battling a serious alcohol addiction. Tonight's Australian Story follows her confronting journey.I used it as a stress release and go for a drink with friends after work. At midnight I am still there. 3am I am still there. Then I'm fighting a hang overthe next morning, pretending that everything is fine. And fronting up to work, you know. That other - with that alter egoim comb home and watch her on television, reporting and the weather and... She was perfect. I used to think, "Wow! Wow!"They are putting on a spectacular show for us today.Near the end, I was a bit of a different person. That whole facade of being the bright bubbly shiny Talitha, the wheels were falling off.Realised that people were starting to recognise that. Trying to hold it altogether was becoming a really hard act. I think then it was starting to dawn on me that if I didn't stop, things were going to get bad. I ended up in hospital on a weekend and got my stomach pumped and released from hospital on a Sunday morning, go back to work, trying to pretend everything was normal on a Monday. That was no longer sustainable.A very candid Talitha. You can watch Australian Story tonight. Lot happening in the world of sport over the weekend. To take us through all of it is PK. Good morning.Good morning. Let's start with the cricket. It isn't going well for the Australian team. The 1-day team has again been badly beaten by South Africa. Steve Smith's men have now lost four in a row, this time. They batted first and were bowled out for 169, having already won the series, South Africa, brought in the back-up bowlers for the 1-day international. It didn't matter - the Australians were poor. Faf du Plessis top scored as the home team chased down the target with six wickets in hand. Smith - well, he appeared stunned after this match, because now Australia will have to play that South African team - I know it is the test, it is different - but it's an Australian team down on confidence now. They will play one more match and then they will head back to Australia for the test series. Looker Smith.Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. We don't want a whitewash. We have to turn up. And try to get a win. Another Australian team yesterday did well. The netballers the Diamonds handled the Kiwi challenge with ease, it seems. 12 goals was the difference at the end. Brilliant start by the Australians. You can see Gretel Tippett there with Bassett. Alexander used her entire squad to get some time on court. That is the first game of the Constellation series. There will be three more matches, the next one in Launceston. Another update on tile tile Wright. The sur -- Taylor Wright. He is edging her first won't. She moved into the semifinals. The only other surfer that can beat her is Courtney Conlogue from the US. She made it through to and survived the pressure to make it through to the semifinal. But if T # Wright moves through she will many be moving towards her first championship. We have to wait until tonight. The Adelaide United coach says he is pleased with his side's performance in the opening A-League game of the season. It was a full weekend of A leg action. The defending champs starting the campaign with a 1-1 draw against defending champs starting the
campaign with a 1-1 draw against the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Jets in Newcastle. Let's look at the goals. .Together again. Brown! My word! (CHEERING) He has scored a stunner against the Victory in the FFA Cup!Takes too long. Another unforced error. Newcastle. Sniffing the around... A tap-in! He makes no mistake! He rolls it in from outside the area. The Reds perhaps are hoping to maybe win that one, but they have The Reds perhaps are hoping to maybe
win that one, but they have a win that one, but they have a draw and the defending champs say they are OK. They must be easing into the season. Nick Kyrgios had a big win. He beat the Belgian David Goffin, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the Japanese Open. In other times Kyrgios may have been put off by losing the first set. Goffin was in top form. But Kyrgios has been in sparkling form in that tournament. He won the trophy, and now he's won three tournaments this year. He moved up to a career-high of 14 in the world, with the top 10 in his sights. That will give him a great filler for the Australian tennis summer. Jamie Whincup launched an appeal after Timothy Davison's controversial Bathurst triumph at Mount Panorama yesterday. That was the incident that caused him to suffer a 15-second penalty. The appeal is expected to be heard next week. Whincup's team was livid after he crossed the line first in the 161-lap classic. But he already copped the penalty, relegating him to 11th place on the timesheets. Sticking with motorsport - Nico Rosberg has eased to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix with a drive that handed the Mercedes a third straight Constructor's Championship and extended the German's lead in his pursuit of his first F1 title. Australia's Daniel Ricciardo was 6th after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix last week. Of course, no drinking from shoes this time around. Daniel Ricciardo remains Lewis
third overall behind Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Just noting - one of the most remarkable achievements in sport this year, or any other years - Turia Pitt - a marathon - ultramarathon runner who was - suffered 65% burns to her body some five years ago in WA - has completed the Hawaii Ironman over the weekend, in 14 hours. That has to go down as one of the great feats. She completelied an iron -- completed and ironman event in May to qualify. Her burns mean that she has trouble controlling her body heat, which is problematic to say the least in Hawaii when you are running on the larva fields, the famous hot temperatures. To do that in 14 hours, can you imagine doing that? No! A great example of just sheer grit and determination.Yes. She is missing fingers. She has to have a custom-made bike, where she can change the gears, and her training has been phenomenal. Just the sheer willpower to get there... It is something remarkable.Turia Pitt, breakfast hero of the day. What do you reckon?Of the year. Well, probably early to start calling for form nations for best performance of the year.She would be up there.It would have to take something monumental to beat that.Absolutely. Thank you very much.Leats check your Monday weather. Good morning. Good morning. Such an incredible story. A strong cold front is still making its way through eastern Victoria, Victoria, up into NSW. Gussy winds. We can see the colder air mass among the cloud. Colder winds for the afternoon. Showers, thunderstorms and hail but the winds are extremely warm as we get into NSW and Queensland. If Sydney reaches its tonne of 32, it will be the city's warmest day since April. Another front passes the south-east Tuesday into Wednesday. Under a high pressure system it is dry in the west, staying that way until a front approaches on Thursday. Queensland - hot over the interior until a Gussy southerly -- gusty southerly change.

A sever warning for damaging winds for the south, western Gippsland. Showers that will follow over the south, bringing the risk of hail, thunder and colder winds during the afternoon. Snow down to 800m tonight.

Low snow levels tonight, 500m.

Possible thunderstorms and hail for Kangaroo Island.

Fire levels are severe in the Kimberleys. The air is warm in the north. 35 in Darwin. A cooler change will come through but it won't last for long, heating up quickly.

Plenty coming up this morning, including a look through today's papers, with Lateline reporter Hamish Fitzsimmons. Also: Is Australia's tough blokey culture causing our men to crack up? We will look at a new ABC documentary which follows an emotional journey made by radio host Gus Worland. That is just a moment on News Breakfast. First, hear is Michael with the headlines. Thank you. The US presidential campaign is set to get uglier with advisers
one of Donald Trump's campaign advisers saying he won't rule out using personal attacks during today's debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Mr Trump is looking to deflect attention from the 2005 tape, where he describes groping women without fear of consequence due do his fame. Republican Party heavyweights have been abandoning their candidate in droves, but Mr Trump says he won't quit. Power is slowly being restored around Victoria after severe weather knocked out electricity to almost 135,000 properties. One woman was killed in the wild weather and winds of more than 100km/h brought down trees and power lines. The bad weather forced dozens of flights at Melbourne Airport to be can selinged. The same-sex marriage plebe it is will be on the agenda when Parliament resumes today. Labor is poised to kill off the national vote with the final decision from the caucus due tomorrow. A 3-day mourning period is underway in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew killed more than 900 people. Tens of thousands-of-homes have been destroy and aid workers are struggling to reach remote areas. The storm has badly affected drinking water, giving rise to deadly outbreaks of cholera. At least 18 people have been killed by a car bomb at a military outpost in south-east Turkey. The Turkish army is blaming the Kurdish PKK militant group for the blast. The explosion was so powerful it left a crater 15m wide and 7m deep. Thanks. With all the morning's finance here is Del. Thank you. Good morning. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the new Australian Chinese bid for the iconic Kidman cattle empire will still require foreign investment approval, even though the Chinese partner is a minor stakeholder. Mining manager knit Gina Rinehart -- magnate Gina Rinehart partnered with the Chinese con loom rate to launch a bid. If successful, the deal would mean Hancock Prospecting would only two-thirds of Kidman, which is one of the country's largest beef producers.
A bid earlier this year from a Chinese-led consortium was rejected by the Australian Government on the grounds of national interests. US employment growth has unexpectedly slowed for the third straight month in September, which could make the Federal Reserve more cautious about raising interest rates. The US economy created 156,000 jobs in September, which was slower than the monthly average of 180,000. As a result, the unemployment rate edged up to 5% from 4.9%. The pace of jobs growth in the US throughout this year has lagged behind that of last year, which may impact the likelihood of a rate rice in December -- rise in December. Let's go to global December -- rise in December.
Let's go to global markets: Let's go to global

Staying with markets: An extraordinary 10% flash crash by the ground on Friday has -- pound on Friday left currency traders baffled about the cause. At one stage, the pound fell as much as 6% in just a matter of seconds, which was its biggest move since the Brexit vote. The currency did recover, but it's not clear what triggered the sudden sell-off. Analysts say automated trading systems could have been reacting to a news report that French President Francois Hollande was demanding tough Brexit negotiations. The Bank of England says it is looking into the flash crash. Just staying in the UK - it's been reported that Facebook paid 4 million pounds in corporate tax last year in the country, despite turnover more than doubling to 210 million pounds. The figures follow an outcry last year when Facebook was found to have paid just £ 4,000 in corporate tax for 2014. Facebook said it will no longer route advertising sales threw Ireland for its largest advertisers. That change, which took effect on April 1, should mean the US company starts paying millions more in tax. And finally - a second replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 deeped safe by the company has reportedly caught fire in the US. Samsung had been forced to issue new models of the phone following complaints of faulty batteries. US media reporting that a man in Kentucky woke up to find his bedroom full of smoke and said his device was not plugged in when it caught fire. It comes after another replacement Samsung Note 7 caught fire on a plane on Wednesday. Experts are saying Samsung is in a fell-blown crisis mode. The recall hapt in September. They reissued new phones. This happened again. It questions the responsibility of the company to ensure the safety of the customers. It is serious stuff. Also, going back to your top stories - a bold move there by Gina Rinehart on Kidman.Very bold! And very interesting to see how this will play out. She is going to be two-thirds stakeholder, the Chinese company is one-third. This is definitely a move by Gina Rinehart to move into that agriculture space. We have seen the shift from mining. This is proof of Australia's richest woman making that play. It speaks to what's happening in our economy.I see Nick Xenophon reportedly has come out and said that on the face of it it looks like a good deal. Certainly with the two-thirds/one-third split, gets rid of some of the initial concern about foreign ownership.See where it goes. Thank you.Thank you.More now on the race to the White House as we have been reporting this morning - Donald Trump insists he won't quit despite swathes of senior Republicans abandoning the candidate. The BBC reports. Donald Trump supporters are as defiant as the mans himself. As they gathered for the brief dblims outside Trump Towers, it was clear he is still their choice to be president.Tremendous support!Are you staying in the race?100%.As ever, Mr Trump used Twitter to reinforce that message. The media and establishment want me out of the race.

In a later Twitter storm he tried to turn the tables on the Clinton campaign and published this: A link to an interview with a woman who made a rape allegation against Bill Clinton. She says his wife was aware. Clinton spokesmen deny this and the acquisition has never been tested in court. 16 Republican senators have now withdrawn support for their party's candidate since the video was published. He's heard bragging about kissing and groping women. Hours before the debate, his campaign team is trying to show some contrition.He is ashamed of himself. He is embarrassed by what he... He is the father of two daughters and I think he has three... He has eight grandchildren, I think three are girls. He wouldn't and
want them to hear that or see that and some of them have now.Donald Trump has always proved to be a polarising figure. And his sexual boasts are not putting off all his voters.Everybody has flaws and things that they do that's inappropriate. It doesn't mean that he can't be president.I compare it to JFK and Bill Clinton and every presidents.
politician in the past, especially presidents. They have loved women. Women are attracted to power.It won't just be Donald Trump facing tough questions tonight - Hillary Clinton might be asked about her emails or her husband's past, but never has the pressure been greater than on Donald Trump. If he fails this test, it could be a fatal blow to his campaign. Actor Alec Baldwin has to the delight of many reprised his role as Donald Trump for comedy show Saturday Night Live.Let's look at his take on the latest Trump controversy.I would like to take this time to formally apologise... What? What are you saying?I deeply aplogise.Are you trying to say apologise?No. What never do that. I am aplgising to all the people.We go live to Lindt's campaign headquarters where they have just received new -- Hillary Clintons campaign headquarters where they have received news of leak. (MUSIC PLAYS) (CHEERING)

Sorry, I didn't see you. We were so busy preparing for the debate tomorrow. I some nervous for this one. (CHAMPAGNE CORK POPS) (LAUGHTER) Well, it might not be so entertaining, but News 24 will have coverage of the debate today from 11:30 eastern daylight saving time. It may well be just as entertaining! More entertaining than the first one. Don't miss it! Before we start our next segment, let's start by asking you a question - what does it mean to be a man? This question, of course, is at the heart of a new ABC documentary called Man Up, featuring former Iraqi player turned broadcaster Gus Worland.Export facilitators were a key feature. He spoke to Gus and his son and his classmates in an effort to change their perception of what it means to be Manly.One of the rules that guys should be?Don't get caught out crying and stuff.Did somebody say no emotions?Just... My dad...Yeah. Having a bit of trouble.Yeah.He is a bit sick.Yep. What is going on? We think he might have bowel cancer or something. It is just hard.Yep. How many people rate that he was able to jump up there and speak this honestly? What is it like hearing that?I just think that it must take so much guts nor you to do that about your dad. I am so sorry if I have ever said anything to you, man. Tom Harkin joins us now. Welcome. Thank you.Incredibly powerful, isn't it?Yeah.I know that you have been described as the bloke whisperer, which is I suppose an unusual term.Yeah.What is it that means that Australian blokes - of all ages - need whispering?Well, I think all Australian... All Australian blokes need a safe environment to explore a different version of masculinity. We grow up so early on and it is all about invulnerable.
being tough, being strong, being invulnerable. That is one dimensional. It isn't realistic for a life that goss up and down.To use as an example, you did choose Gus Worland, the documentary makers choose Gus Worland, a big boofy rugby league star. Take us through what I he was chose -- why he was chosen and his journey?Gus is ideal, because he does appeal to the mainstream bloke. He is on Triple M, one of the blokeyest shows out there. He also has this ability to express his emotions. He is comfortable...Is very emotional.He is. He is effort canable wearing a tear and happy to kind of express his love for his kids and his family and those things. That is where we need to head. We don't want to wipe out the blokeyness of our Australian males. Some traits are great and useful. We need to give a bit more colour, I think, to what the Australian male is all about.Many Australian men, as the documentary painfully points out, feel the pressure is so high. We do know the high suicide rates. Gus had a deeply personal experience on that front. Definitely. The documentary starts out talking about Gus's friend who tragically took his life. It follows Gus's journey to try and understand why is this happening, you know, why is the largest cause of death among 15-44-year-olds suicide? It is a tragedy. So, his journey takes him to understand where does this hype masculinity come from, what are the solutions and will we try to do about it. It isn't easy to tackle. It is a societal issue. We all play a part.How do you... In those workshops, we saw an example - how do you encourage men of all ages, whether schoolboys - and you also run workshops for CEOs - how do you get them to breakthrough all that sort of... Taboos...For sure. The first thing is to celebrate what it means to be a man. It isn't going in there saying we have it wrong we need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. It is going there and saying, "It is great to be a bloke. But let's look at how it is going for us. Did we decide all of these rules or were they decided for us?" Guys like to think they are in control, they make the calls. It makes them realise, "Am I really"... They realise that true courage comes from being able to challenge the stereotype and to stand in front of their mates, their peers, families, and to say, "This is the man that I am." It is a bit more complex than the one dimensional stereotype. That takes courage. It is creating an environment of no judgement, a whole lot of trust, and saying this is just about exploring other options, it isn't about fumentdal change -- fundamental change.For an Aussie bloke who may be watching and nodding with what you are saying, but knows doing that is confronting and challenging, what advice can you give in terms of opening up that conversation?The advice that I would give is we need to train our emotional muscle the same way we train our physical muscle. It is about saying, "Listen, when you first start expressing yourself in a different way and you first start behaving in a way that the stereotype doesn't necessarily condone, it is going to feel shaky." Your heart will beat strong. Your stomach fight feel like it is dropping away from under you. That isn't a reason to stop. These skills are so necessary for a great life. And to make sure we are not causing harm to ourselves and people around us. I would say have the courage. If you are your own man, then be your own man. Following the stereotype is one dimensional. We know that it isn't working.It has to come from within the family as well, especially for young kids. Definitely.If they see their father, their role models...Yeah. That is so key. At the moment we have realised that men need to talk. But one of the things that makes it uncomfortable for men to talk is that their family isn't necessarily ready, their friends aren't necessarily ready, society isn't necessarily ready for them to be expressing this vublt. We all -- vulnerable. We have a job to do with getting comfortable with a new version of the Australian male. Thank you. We have come some way, haven't we?We have.Better than we were a decade ago.Exciting times, yes. The documentshy Man Up is on object 11 as part of the ABC's Mental As issues.If you know anyone who is struggling contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue.As I said, there might be many of you out there nodding our head or shaking your head. We would like to get your views on this, especially if you are an Aussie bloke who has struggled to open up emotionally. We hope we have given you pause for thought about opening up and not feeling pressured by this manly culture we have in Australia. It may only take one person who is reacceptive to you talking to them and that could start a new trend. Please send emails to:

You can join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.The Labor Caucasus will decide if they will support a same-sex marriage.A the debate intensifies, the ABC's Four Corners program was given behind the scenes access to many of the key players.Good to see you again. (LAUGHS) Back in Parliament, in the heat of the debate, leading marriage equality advocates have come to lobby Warren Entch. They know each other well but the mood is tense. He now sees a plebiscite as the only way forward.How is it going?Very interesting, indeed. I am getting sfratsed but I hope we can get something -- frustrated but I hope we can get something done. You have seen what is proposed.I have seen your comments and I am disappointed. Some MPs said they won't be bound by the result of the plebiscite, Tony Abbott has assured the party room he will.I want to get an outcome here. I can see with the way this is structured, there is no more debate. In fact, in there, they are making it very clear, whatever the outcome, even Tony Abbott stood up today and said if the answer is "yes", I will vote "yes". That is pretty important.Will your comments follow his example?They will. You will get a handful. A handful will say "no". Let them be answerable. Tony Abbott was the architect of this and he said if there is a "yes" he will vote "yes".You can watch Four Corners on ABC TV and iView as well. For a look at today's papers, we are joined by Lateline Hamish Fitzsimmons. Welcome to the couch. Good morning.Good morning.This is a story we have touched on this morning, it could be a win for the underdog.It is NSW going back to the dogs. It must have been a hard choice for the headline writer there, but it is an interesting backflip from the Premier. He's really caved in to that pressure brought on him by his colleagues in the National Party and various lobbies in the greyhound industry. As some of the stories in the Tele point out, it's saved the livelihoods of people in NSW and possibly the lives of many dogs. There were reports already coming out of NSW that people were destroying greyhounds en masse. If this - who knows if it will actually save the lives of dogs in the future.If this happens, it would amount to a massive political backdown by Julia Baird?Just huge. What this will do to Mike Baird remains to be seen. He is still early on in the political cycle.It could save his premiership. That is a hard-headed view of this.That's right. Political pragmatism from the NSW premier.He is arguing - if these reports are right - he is arguing that the changes being put in place change the game, so that there will be limits on the number of dogs bred and more rules and regulations around the industry. Yeah, but it does remain it has gone from nothing to back in the game. Yes, nothing. It will be interesting to see how it is spun when it is spun.Whether it is today or tomorrow it will be eating what Neville Wran same it would be some sort of sandwich.Sorry what?Some sort of sandwich.A quiet weekend in US politics.It is turning out to be a dull election campaign, isn't it? It is just extraordinary. I have a feeling this is not the worst of it. We will pos blue see more things to come.As in more secret tapes and that sort of thing?Absolutely. More allegations. There were stories floating around on the weekend saying this is the start of something. There have been WikiLeaks over the weekend, which didn't do anything as often they drop with great fanfare and people pay a lot of attention to them, but this has put anything else in the shade. Tonight's debate or this morning's debate, our time, Donald Trump has everything to lose and it is possibly he will in this debate. I was read ago report on the 5:38 blog this morning, in the second debate people don't do any better than they did in the first, so it could be quite extraordinary.Haven't the Republicans only got themselves to blame. With a character like Donald Trump this was always going to happen.Oh, yeah.They must have known and thought about that?It is a warning for Western democracies in a way, that this has been allowed to happen, someone like this has been able to get so close, in many ways, to the highest political office. It is quite a wake-up call to everyone in Western world, I think. It does matter to the rest of the world and not just the United States.It does, indeed. The Australian Financial Review has more on the story we discussed earlier Gina Rinehart's bold mood on the Kidman cattle property.The Kidman empire as it is call, is one. It is interesting there was an article floating around last week about the West Australian mining barons buying up big. Andrew For rest and Kerr write can Stokes and Gina Rinehart made a lot of money through mining. They cross ore, too. They are big land holdings in big parts of Australia. It is a natural fillet.Most of the stations are in the Pilbara and southern Kimberley region, so --Notably, that sale doesn't have the two stations that are near the Woomera Range so they have been carved out from being...Yes. That should make it more principal table to foreign ownership review boards and that sort of thing.The Sun, did you get blown off the road yesterday with the weather.Melbourne's weather is the story that keeps on giving. We like talking about it here in Melbourne and yesterday was no example. It was extraordinary. Sadly, it was deadly as well.It was. When you look at how many people live up in the hills where it is heavily forested, it is apparently that people were not killed or injured with that storm yesterday. Look at some of the pictures here, incredible. We were driving up to the Mornington Peninsula and the car was all over the road.I was driving over the West Gate Bridge and it is a very high bridge.It would have been hairy up there.Two hands on the wheel very slow!It is always nervey on the Westgate at the best of times. With conditions like that, it would have been pretty ordinary. Thank you, Hamish.Thank you very much.Please send in any photos of any damage you suffered yesterday. Now to sport.Thank you, Michael. The Australian 1-day team has been badly beaten by South Africa. Steve Smith's men have now lost four in a row. This time the team batted first and was bowled out for 167. Having already won the series, South Africa brought in its back-up bowlers who had no problems with the Australian batsmen. Faf du Plessis chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand. Smith appeared a bit stunned after the match.Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. We don't want a whitewash. We have got to turn up and try to get a win.One more match and both of the teams will come to Australia for a test Series. The confident Diamonds will play news. The Aussie equalled their highest score against the Silver Ferns. Lisa Alexander's team defence turned turnovers intercepts and there were 47 goals from three quarters and Maddi Robertson gave 38 feeds throughout. The next game is in Launceston. Taylor Wright had a win. KourtneyConolog is through to the semis. She must win this tournament to actually have a chance of winning the title. Tyler Wright is the favourite at the moment. We will keep an eye on that. They should be surfing again tonight. That is it from me.Thank you. A lot of tales of woe after that windy day in Melbourne. Collisions happening left, right and centre.Exactly, a lot of places without power and then the places that have power, right next door, doing very well. As you said, making hawabi, the sun doesn't shine. Cashing in. Now to Vanessa with the weather.It is still gusty. Those winds further up into the high parts of NSW as well, ahead of a trough. Very warm parts of NSW as well, ahead of a
trough. Very warm winds up into NSW and Queensland as well. Speckled cloud will bring cool air towards the south-east during the day. In high
Queensland today we can expect very high temperatures around parts of the interior. A change to come through, 27 degrees in Brisbane. NSW and a hot day ahead 32 degrees in Sydney. Cooler in the south with showers and those showers move up into the inland area of the central parts. Victoria near the coast, clearing storms from the far east this morning. Showers will follow over the south, colder winds this afternoon and snow around 800m tonight. 500 metres in Tasmania. A showery day. The rain is more frequent in the west. A top of 12 degrees in Strahan. Showery over the agricultural area and Flinders Ranges. Small hail for Kangaroo Island. Frost in the great southern Wheatbelt. A sunny day in Perth, 21. West Kimberley coast, hot, dry, winds, fire concerns are near. Tomorrow in Darwin, 35. Melbourne and Adelaide, both a shower or Tomorrow in Darwin, 35. Melbourne
and Adelaide, both a shower or two and a sunny 26 in Perth.Thank you very much, Vanessa. A lot of views coming in on the back of our chat with Tom Harkin. "I see this constantly. There are serious issues there.Man Up doesn't mean literally toughen up. It means open up, be man enough to talk about your feelings and to share the pressures that you may feel, which is key. We've had one in Anthony who says we are seeing manhood deconstructed and males, specially teens, searching for some kind This program is not captioned.

This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Welcome back to News Breakfast. Thank you for watching. Our top story this morning: Dirty politics. Donald Trump threatens to get personal as Republican heavyweights walk away from their presidential candidate.

An Australian could be jailed for life after a drugs bust in Bali.The clean-up begins after Victoria is pummelled by wild weather and gale-force winds.Also, on the show, chefs are taking food presentation to new heights, but is taste being left behind? Our food chat coming up.And leading sport this morning, can it get any worse? Australia's South
cricketers embarrassed again in South Africa.And the gusty weather is not over. We have warnings for Victoria and NSW.

US Republican Donald Trump will fight to save his flailing bid for the presidency later today, as he faces-off against Hillary Clinton in the second debate. His campaign took a potentially catastrophic turn at the weekend after a 2005 tape emerged where Mr Trump can be heard saying he uses his fame to sexually assault women without consequence. Republican Party heavyweights have been abandoning their candidate in droves, but the Trump camp is not backing down. Rudolph Giuliani says Trump won't quit and is considering fighting back by bringing up former president Bill Clinton's past infidelities.North America correspondent Zoe Daniel is in St Louis where the second debate will take place. Zoe, can this debate save Donald Trump?Well, I guess there is always a chance, Ali, but the polls at this point - and many of the polls were taken even before this scandal break - show that Hillary Clinton is gaining ground. All of the head-to-head polls out today, bar one, show her in the lead, but more to the point, the battleground states seem to be stretching. Pennsylvania, for example, which is seen as a firewall, today one poll shows hint with a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and that may well indicate she is beginning ground in Ohio which has similar issues in relation to people who have lost their jobs through globalisation. Donald Trump will have to perform tonight. It will be interesting to see what sort of tone he takes, whether he comes out contrite, whether he comes out and apologises and tries to appeal to the public to say "I have chained since that video was taken back in 2005, that was 11 years ago." As you suggested, there is a possibility he may come out the other way, come out fighting, raising Bill Clinton's infidelities and Hillary Clinton's response to those. A number of women who alleged sexual assault against Bill Clinton have been interviewed, come out on the right wing website today, saying that Hillary Clinton was an enabler, accusing her of intimidation, preventing them from coming out with their stories about Bill Clinton's behaviour. So we will see whether that is a prominent issue in tonight's debate and how that plays. Rudolph Giuliani, a key adviser to Donald Trump and a friend, spoke about this on television here this morning.The reality is that in both cases, both people have things in their personal life that may be if they could redo it, they would do it differently. The reality is that this is a situation in which neither side should throw stones because both sides have sinned.Rudolph Giuliani there. It will be interesting to see how low he goes, won't it, Zoe, because you would have to say he's absolutely nothing to lose.Well, yeah, that does seem to be the case, particularly when you see Republicans jumping ship all over the shop, 150-plus now, coming out against Donald Trump. Many of them sitting members of the Senate and the House and of course that is a factor for Republicans. Senate and House races will be affected by negative sentiment towards Donald Trump. There is a sense that the party is trying to save itself to some degree but we still have that party leadership, the House Speaker, Paul Ryan, for example, and others still not dis-endorsing Donald Trump and again their reaction to what happens at the debate tonight will be key. Party chairman also his response will be Kyoto night and tomorrow. Just on the sexual assault allegations against Bill Clinton, which may come up tonight, hint's campaign responded to the potential that that may be a prominent subject. Here is hint's campaign adviser.I think Donald Trump as campaign is spiralling. They are trying to find a way to dig out of this mess. This race is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and not Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. We will focus on the issues we need to discuss the issues raised in the video with Donald Trump. That is fine. The question is what is hint's take on that issue and not her husband?Robbie Moot there and finally and briefly, hint has been fairly quiet, which is not surprising, but we saw those WikiLeaks, what are transcripts of her private speeches, on any other day in a normal campaign that would have got a lot more attention. Mplingts yes, indeed, Ali. There was --Yes, indeed, Ali. There was a leak of speeches that hint apparently gave to Wall Street. One point was she was for a free global economy. She has backed away from that. Places like Pennsylvania and Ohio where people have lost jobs, but is that going to get oxygen today? Highly unlikely. All of the focus is on Donald Trump and his performance tonight.Alright, Zoe. Many thanks. Talk to you later. Breaking news this morning - Australian supermarkets are reporting they have sold out of popcorn already ahead of what will be a must-watch encounter.You might need something stronger than popcorn, I suggest.You might. It is midday. 11:30 on News 24 Australian time. It promises, in so many respects, to be a cracker.It does. Yes. There is almost nothing to say, is there?I know. Until they get up on stage.Indeed, absolutely. . Let's move on and bring you up-to-date with our other main stories today. A man arrested on drugs charges in Bali could be facing a maximum life sentence. Giuseppe Serafino who has lived and worked in Bali for the past five years was taken into custody alongside a 54-year-old British man. They were caught with 17 grams of hashish between them. If found guilty they face between 5 years life in prison. Power is being restored to homes around Victoria after severe weather which killed one woman, knocked out power to almost 130,000 properties around the state with winds of more than 100km/h. It brought down trees powerlines and forced the cancellation of dozens of flights at Melbourne Airport. The SES has received more than 3,000 calls for help. The same-sex marriage plebiscite and the backpacker tax will be on the agenda when Federal Police resumes today. Labor is poised to kill off the national vote on same-sex marriage with a final decision from the Caucasus due tomorrow. Labor is saying it will take its time before deciding how it will vote on the ledgion to lower the backpacker tax, following that backdown by the Coalition last month.A coronial inquest into the death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes will examine player safety and the use of helmets when it gets under way later today. The 25-year-old did two days after he was hit in the neck and knocked unconscious while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG in November 2014. The type of helmet Hughes was wearing has since been withdrawn from sale.A 3-day mourning period has begun in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew killed more than 900 people. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and aid workers are still struggling to reach remote areas. The storm badly affected drinking water supplies, giving rise to deadly outbreak of cholera.And in North Carolina, the US Coast Guard has rescued eight people from rooftops as the state reels from the damage called by the hurricane. Torrential rain from the storm triggered severe flooding around the state. Matthew killed at least 17 people in the US.At least 18 people have been killed by a car bomb in south-east Turkey. The bomb was detonated at a military outpost. 10 soldiers are among the dead. The Army is blaming the PKK military group for the blast. The explosion was so powerful, it left a crater 15 metres wide and 7m deep.Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following months of antigovernment protest. Violence has intensified since last Sunday when at least 55 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters at a religious festival. Human rights groups say that hundreds of people have died over the past few months. It is a very good morning to Vanessa who has our weather.Thank you. A It is a very good morning to Vanessa
who has our weather.Thank you. A sunny day for Brisbane. Later this afternoon, a cool change, windy at times in Canberra with rain. Melbourne top of 17. Afternoon showers. 16 degrees in Adelaide. Spring weather for Perth. Darwin, 35 degrees.Thank you, Vanessa. More now on that wild whetter that has been buffeting Victoria. James Dean is at Menzie Creek Primary School and he joins us now. James, I can see a fair bit of damage right behind you. What is the latest information?Yes, good morning, Ali. As you can see behind me here at the Prince Williamry school, a large gum tree collapsed early this morning causing destruction, crushing through the playground and a number of classrooms. Now, fortunately, there was known at the school when this occurred so there were in injuries, but this is just a small example of the destruction throughout the state overnight. Now we reach record speed winds of up to 120km/h. Speeds not seen since 2008. Now, there is trees and debris across roads right throughout Victoria with SES receiving more than 3,000 calls for assistance overnight.And still thousands without power?That's correct. At its peak overnight 120,000 people were without power. Now, that is expected to remain in the tens of thousands this morning with the biggest areas hit Altona in Melbourne's west and here in the far east with over 3,000 still without power.Good luck to those SES workers, as they work to clear up the mess. At least the winds now have dropped. Thank you for joining us, James.Now more on the recovery effort following Hurricane Matthew. Laura Sewell says aid workers are still struggling to reach remote areas in Haiti as the risk of Des rises.We are still getting reports from the government on what the current situation is. There is a bunch of numbers we are hearing on what the impacts have been on people. The government is reporting low numbers in terms of deaths, but we are hearing other stories which gives something different. We have heard officially around 300 deaths with over 60,000 people in shelters. A large number of people are still in shelters and over 115,000 people's homes have been destroyed. As we are getting more information in and the roads are opening and the phone lines are opening, we are starting to hear more about what the effects of Hurricane Matthew have been and it seems they have been pretty terrible through a lot of areas of Haiti.The fear is that the death toll may be much, much higher than 300?Yeah, there is a lot of speculation right now. Information is still coming in so we are still waiting hear the final figures. I don't know if you have seen any of the photos. Crops have been completely destroyed and houses that are just flattened. What we are looking at here is a terrible impact on peep aig ability to live their daily lives and have enough money to survive.How worried are you and other aid groups about the spread of disease?Yeah, definitely that is a concern. We're hearing more and more cases of cholera popping up and in some areas where we don't have good access and we are still not able to got them basic things, like hygiene kits like soap to be able to wash their hands, these things will make it hard to keep diseases like cholera from spreading.A new poll from the Australian National University has revealed that Australians want tougher action against tourism. Many are concerned that Muslim people are being singled out for increased surveil and monitoring. Joining us to go through the results of the poll the director for ANU centre for Arab studies. Thank for ANU centre for Arab studies.
Thank you for joining us.Good morning.A lot of support for governments to retain that so-called metadata. So Australians are willing to sacrifice personal liberty to ensure their security. Should that come as any surprise?It really doesn't. It is a considerable amount of concern about security across Australia and that is a largely arised because people don't make a clear distinction between what constitutes a Muslim extremism and what constitutes Muslim terrorism. So in order the conflict extremism and tourist and as a result that is the widespread concern. Even if someone speaks in a radical language, that person may well commit some kind of violence and therefore cause harm to the Australian society.OK. How are people confusing Muslim extremism with Muslim terrorism?Because Muslim terrorism or for that matter terrorism in general, really involves violence and discriminatory killing of people. Extremism doesn't necessarily involve violence, but it does indicate certain terms of thinking on the part of the individual whichmy be implemented or may not be implemented. I think that is where really the problem is and it is not only the Australian public that is confused about this, but also some of our political leaders with a leading opinion make us. You don't necessarily make a distinction streen Islamic, Islamist and Islamism. They use them interchangeably. The use of language is important in this respect.That feeds into some other findings. We can show our viewers some key points of that survey. 71%, down the bottom there, are concerned about the possible rise of Islamic extremism. There is confusion about technology, as you said. 59% said they think Muslims are singled out. Are you worried that all Muslims are being stigmatised here?I think many Muslims feel they are stigmatised and of course the attitude of the public does not really tally with the position of the gunman for what is example Prime Minister Turnbull has used a nuance language and called for cooperation between the Muslim communities and Australian authorities. I think if the Australian public remains hostile towards the Muslims, that doesn't only cause more a stigmatision but a backlash.It is very interesting. Thank you for joining us on Breakfast this morning.My pleasure. Very interesting. We would like to get your views, particularly on that belief by many Australians surveyed by the ANU that they are quite happy with the border control measures and stop the bets policy.Holding of communication metadata. Yes. If it means their security is preserved, you might have a different view on that or a view on the confusion that is out there between Muslim terrorism and Muslim extremism and the concern that all Muslims are bing started with the same brush. It is interesting. It seems almost contraduct industry between the number of people concerned withthe count- terrorism policy singles out Muslims, yet, at the same time, that doesn't bother a huge number of people and yet you have 70% of people who believe Muslims shouldn't be subject to additional scrutiny because of their religion. When you put them against each other, I know it sounds confusing when I say it and it is confusing because it does seem in some ways contradictory. Some of the debate is confused but we would love to hear your views on. That you can reach us, of course, on Facebook and Twitter.Well, from the outside television presenter Talitha Cummins had it all - a great job, a supportive family and amazing friends.But under the surface she was battling alcoholism. Tonight's Australian Story follows ta lyth that's confronting journey.Seeing ta lyth that today is so heartwarming and I can think of my daughter now blocking out the bad parts and think, "My goodness, she's come such a long way. I am so proud of her."I am 37.5 weeks and I had a scan yesterday and it is a big baby. There were concerns she wouldn't make it. I am here to celebrate my beautiful girl's looming birth. (APPLAUSE) It is really, really exciting. I have waited a long time for this. I had three years under my belt before I became pregnant so I was used to saying, "No, no, I won't have a drink." Sometimes I will just say, "I'm an alcoholic, thanks" and see the reaction. (LAUGHS) That gets people, yeah.Very candid, Talitha Cummins. You can watch Australian Story tonight 8:00 on ABC TV and on iView as well.Now to the front pages of the major newspapers around the country. Meltdown in The Sydney Morning Herald they write heavyweights are abandoning Donald Trump after a tape where he makes obscene comments about women.The Guardian says that Trump's camp will attempt to defect attention onto Bill Clinton's past indiscretions. The Australian Financial Review lead was a report that the Treasurer Scott Morrison signalled he emphatically imposes any more rate cuts by the Reserve Bank.The West Australian is covering claims of a possible rebellion within the council as counsellors are gagged from speaking within the media. Storms that baged Victoria, a tree killed their neighbour.The aim says that thoussands of households lost power and more than 2,000 people called for help as the trees were brought down.The Australian says that Gina Rinehart has diffused political controversy by making a bid for the Kidman cattle company. It pictures the carnage brought by yesterday's Victoriaean storms.The Courier-Mail says that girls as young as 12 are being pressured into sending nude selfies, citing a report of a four-fold increase of sexting-related complaints since July.The Canberra Times shines a spotlight on the Defence Department that hit taxpayers with Daz 1 million travel bill over 4.5 months. The Daily Telegraph has an exclusive saying that Mike Baird will axe the controversial greyhound racing ban. The fallout from last month's blackout in SA leads the Advertiser as voters say they want more money spent on upgrading the electricity network.The police union in Tasmania is calling for tougher driving penalties for drunk drivers says the Mercury.Turn away now if you are scared of clowns. The Northern Territory News - there it is - is warning - carrying a warching from police that people should not take up the sinister clown craze saying dressing up and scaring people is no laughing matter. Yes, very much concerning. It is talk of the school at my son's school. Things have again viral on social media of course and with Halloween coming up, there are more than a few concerned kids out there. It is a bizarre thing really.It is. I don't know if you are not aware of it, people are dressing up as clowns and appearing, in some instances, in shopping centres, but if you look at the social media in America where it started everywhere is where the clowns are.One of our producers is terrified of clowns so we can't run that picture enough.With a warning because we are kind.With a warning in the control room. There it is! Keep it up. How are you going? All good. A man is giving away his 2 hectare property on the Atherton Tablelands, but there is a catch. The new owners will have to care for orphaned animals.If it is wild, from the tropics and been injured, chances are Harry Kuneshas cared for it.From emus to dingoes, any kind of birds, marsupials, you name it, from little reds to lizards.The Eagles Nest has a great rate of rescuing animals. It costs $60,000 each year. He says it is money well spent.You are my baby. There is nothing better, in my experience in life, than to save a helpless animal that cannot help himself, et cetera. What is there better, you know? They are injured and you fix them up and in a couple of weeks, months later you can release him back in the wild.But at almost 70 the wildlife carer says he is too old to continue and he is looking for a successor to continue his work. He will even sign off the deed to his 2 hectare property for free, but the animals are part of the deal. The wildlife hospital has already received dozens of offers to take over the property, Buhari says it is not for even. They are looking for someone very specific.They need to be patient and to have a laugh at life and animals and the environment. teach.
Everything else, he says, he can teach. Now, that is love. Let's go to sport now. PK joins us. Good morning.Good morning. Not much level for the Australian cricket team at the moment. We will start there. The Aussies have been badly beaten again by South Africa. Steve Smith's men have now lost four on the trot and this time it was the batting that let them down again. 167 was all the Aussies could muster. Having already won the series, South Africa actually brought in its back-up bowlers and Kyle Abbott took most of the wickets. Faf du Plessis top-scored as the home team chased down the wicket with very few problems. Smith the
appeared a little bit stunned after the match. Let's hear from him. Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. We don't want a whitewash so we have got to turn up and try to get a win."Got to turn up", that would be the mindset. The fifth international will proceed. Both of the teams coming bahhing to Australia to play in a test Series. The confidence in the Australian team must be at one of its lowest periods. Maybe rivalling that after the test against Sri Lanka. The Diamonds will head to Tasmania for the second constill lation test against New Zealand. The Aussies equalled their highest score against the Silver Ferns and Lisa Alexander's team defence caused turnovers and intercepts. The shooters finished off the mid-court's good work and the team is saying they can still improve from that. That is pretty scary for the Silver Ferns. Caitlyn Basset before going off shot 47 goals and may have even broken her goal for shooting which was 53 set earlier, last month in fact. Maddi Robertson had 28 feeds. She was dominant again. The next match is in Launceston. Tyler Wright has moved closer to her first world title by qualifying for the semifinals in France. They seemed to be having one contest per day, with Kourtney. They are stringing it out a bit. The conditions deciding that, of course. There is Tyler writ winning that easily. She goes through to the semis, as I said. Her only rival is Kourtney Conlog from America. She outscored Nikki Van Dyke from Australia. Tyler Wright is in the box seat there. Maybe tonight if the waves are up, she might win that world title. Adelaide United reckon they are pleased with their side's performance yesterday. All think it was just a 1-1 draw against the Newcastle jets, let's take a look at the goals. COMMENTATOR: Playing in the City of Churches. Here is Brown. Oh, my word, the English rep who scored a stunner against the Victory in the FFA Cup. He takes too long and another unforced error for Newcastle. Sniffing around. A tap in. He makes no mistake. He rolls it in from outside the area.A full weekend of A-League of course. Big results over the weekend. Sydney FC beating the Western Sydney Wanderers 4-nil. I know that Graham Arnold was confident but many wouldnt have predicted that. Now to the tennis. Nick Kyrgios won the Japan Open. This was a big win for Nick Kyrgios. In some other tournaments this year he may have been below his best after losing the first set but he showed brilliance and he's moved up to 14th in the world inside the top 10. That is a big coup for him in his bid to have a big Australian summer as well. Now to motorsport. Jamie Whincup launched that appeal after this controversial Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. That is the sin that has caused some conjecture. The appeal is supposed to be heard some time next week. Had the post-race time relegated him. A dry handed the mr team its third straight championship and it extends the German's lead. He is looking likely to win his maiden Formula 1 title. Daniel Ricciardo who won the Malaysian Grand Prix last week and drank from the shoe, he was off the podium this time around. He finished in fifth. He is still third overall. Repeating that news over the weekend that Turia Pitt, who after suffering 65% burns to her body in an ultra-marathon event in the Kimberley region was told she would never run again has just completed the Hawaii iron man. She completed it an hour longer she took to compete an iron man in May to qualify her for this event. She's a custom-made bike so she ask change the wheels and her will power is something to be admired, to say the least. It is amazing. It is almost indescribable how much determination she has?To get out of bed and get training for an event like that - if you have seen documentaries about the Hawaii Ironman across the lava fields. It takes 14 hours to complete for Turia Pitt.Good stuff. I get exhausted just reading about that sort of stuff, let alone doing it.Yes!Yes!It is worth reading because she is so inspirational. Thank you, Paul. Now to our Monday weather. Thank you, Paul. Now to our Monday
weather. Good morning, Vanessa. Before I take a look at today's weather, let's look at some of your weather photos. This is from Bec Catherine and the sun rising on a hot Monday in Sydney heading for a top of 32 degrees. It looks like it will be the hottest day since April. The heat is being dragged in from a trough in Central Australia. A cold front is still pushing through eastern Victoria and up into NSW. Mons the speckled cloud we have the in-coming cold changes so colder winds this afternoon with snow tonight. Another front passes the south-east Tuesday into Wednesday. Under a high-pressure system it is dry in the west and heating up. It will stay that way until a front approaches on Thursday. The Queensland northerly winds brings a warm air mass to the interior. As a trough comes in the wound swings south-easterly. Chance of a shower in the Central Coast and peninsula. Hot in the north and east. Cooler with showers in the south and those showers shifting inland to central areas bringing snow to the Alps and a severe weather warning in the south-east, including Canberra. Near the coast we have gusty winds in Victoria. Damaging wind warning for the south-west and South Gippsland. Clearing storms in the far east but showers will follow over the south with the risk of thunder and colder winds over the weekend. Winds remain gusty of Tasmania but that warning has been cancelled. Showers frequent in the west along with thunder and hail. Snow down toa 600 metres tonight in the west. SA, a little bit showery over parts of the agricultural area and Flinders Ranges. The chance of thunderstorms and small hail over Kangaroo Island and the south-east. Morning frost about the inland areas and a few showers around the south coast. 21 degrees and sunny in Perth. The heat peaks on Wednesday at 312 degrees. West Kimberley coast, hot, dry winds, fire levels are severe and the area is still warm. There is a chain on the way. It won't last for long. We will see warmer weather towards the end of the week. Around the nation tomorrow, 26 degrees sunny in Perth. 29 with the chance of a shower in Brisbane. 35 degrees in Darwin. Still ahead: A look at the latest food trends. We will take you inside Charles Darwin University where some of the earliest depictions of Australian birds has gone on display, thanks to a private art collector who shared his stockpile of books and prints with the public. That is coming up. First here is your latest news Thanks. The US presidential campaign is set to get even uglier with one of Donald Trump's campaign advisers saying he won't rule out using personal attacks during today's debate with Hillary Clinton. Mr Trump is looking to deflect attention from a 2005 tape where he describes groping women without fear of consequence due to his fame. Republican Party heavyweights have been abandoning their candidate in droves, but Mr Trump says he won't quit. Power has been restored around Victoria after severe weather knocked out electricity to almost 130,000 properties. One woman was killed in the wild weather and winds of more than 100km/h brought down trees and power lines. The bad weather also forced dozens of flights at Melbourne Airport to be cancelled. The NSW Premier's office is refusing to comment on speculation he's preparing to back down over his greyhound racing ban. Until now, Mike Baird defied his critics saying the ban was the right thing to do, but News Corp is reporting the Premier could announce a reversal as early as tomorrow. The same-sex marriage plebe site will be -- plebiscite will be on the agenda when Parliament resumes today. Labor is poised to kill off the vote with a final decision from the caucus due tomorrow. The US Coastguard rescued eight people from rooftops as the North Carolina reels from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. A 3-day mourning period has begun if Haiti, after the hurricane killed more than 900 people across the country. The storm has badly affected drinking water, giving rise to deadly outbreaks of cholera. Let's go straight to finance. Good morning, Del. Good morning. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the new Australian Chinese bid for the iconic Kidman cattle empire will still require foreign investment approval, even though the Chinese partner is a minor stakeholder. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart partnered with the chiz these conglom rate to launch a multimillion-dollar bid for the empire. If successful, the deal would mean Hancock Prospecting would own two-thirds of Kidman, which is one of the country's largest beef producers. Now, a bid earlier this year from a Chinese-led consortium was rejected by the Australian Government on the grounds of national interest. US employment growth has unexpectedly slowed for the third straight month in September, which could make the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates. The US economy created 156,000 jobs in September, which was lower than the monthly average of 180,000. As a result, the unemployment rate edged up to 5% from 4.9%. The pace of jobs growth in the US throughout this year has lagged behind that of last year, which may impact the likelihood of a rate rise in December. Let's go to the global markets now. Here is how they finished up at the end of Here is how they finished up at the
end of least end of least of week, at the close on Friday.

An extraordinary 10% flash crash by the British pound on Friday left many currency traders baffled about what was behind that cause. At one stage the pound fell by as much as 6% in just a matter of seconds. Which was the biggest move since the Brexit vote. The currency did recover but it still isn't clear what triggered the sudden sell-off. Analysts are saying automated the trading systems could have been reacting to a news report that French President Francois Hollande was demanding tough Brexit negotiations, the Bank of England saying it is looking into the flash crash. Still in the UK - it's been reported that Facebook paid 4 million pounds in corporate tax last year, despite turnover doubling. The figures follow an outcry last year when Facebook was found to have just pay 4,000 pounds in corporate tax in the UK. Facebook says it will no longer route sales through Ireland for largest advertiser and that change which could - will take place on April 1 means the US company could start paying millions more in tax. Finally, a second replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone deemed safe by the company has reportedly caught fire in the US. Now, Samsung had been forced to issue now models of the phone following complaints of faulty battery. US media report a man in Kentucky woke up to find his bedroom full of smoke and said the device wasn't plugged in when it cake fire. It comes after another replacement Galaxy Note 7 phone caught fire on an -- on a plane. Analysts say the company is in full-blown crisis mode. Can you imagine recovering from this damage? This is the newest phone, just released. It begs the question of safety.I was flying, I think, about a 1.5 weeks ago and they mentioned the phones and said they are not - forget flight mode, they must be off.Wow! Where does the company go from there?Well, this is... It just happened. Nobody expects that the new phones would have...Also, the initial problem is when they were being charged. Now it is happening... According to this report in the US - it happened when the phone wasn't being charged. This could be good news for Apple, can I just say! (LAUGHTER) And other # -- all the other phones. Always trying to find the upsaid! Thank you very much. More on the race to the White House as we have been reporting. Donald Trump insists he won't quit, despite swathes of senior Republicans abandoning the candidate. The BBC reports. Donald Trump supporters are as defiant as the man himself. As they gathered for the brief glims outside Trump towers it was clear he is still their choice to be president. Tremendous support!Are you staying in the race?100%.As ever, Mr Trump used Twitter to reinforce the message.

In a later Twitter storm he tried to turn the tables on the Clinton campaign and published this: Top a link to an interview with a woman who made an historic rape allegation by the former President Bill Clinton. She says his wife was aware. Clinton spokesman denied this 1 years ago and the acquisition has never been tested in court. 16 Republican senators have now withdrawn support for their party's candidate since the video was published. He's heard bragging about kissing and groping women. Just hours before the debate his campaign team is trying to show contrition. She is ashamed and embarrassed by what he did. After all, he is the father of two daughters and I think he has three... He has eight grandchildren, I think three are girls, and he certainly wouldn't want them to hear that or see that. Some of them have now.Drurn proved to be a -- Donald Trump proved to be a polarising figure. His sexual boasts aren't putting off all his voters.Everybody has flaws and inappropriate.
things they do that is inappropriate. It doesn't mean that he can't be president.I compare it to JFK and Bill Clinton and every politician in the past, especially presidents. They have loved women. Women are attracted to power.It won't be just Donald Trump facing tough questions. Hillary Clinton may be asked about her emails or her husband's past, but never has the pressure been greater than on Donald Trump. If he fails this test, it could be a fatal blow to his campaign. Actor Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump for comedy show Saturday Night Live.Let's take a look at his take on the latest Trump controversy.I would like to take this time to formally apple-gise. What are you saying?I deeply apple-gise?Are you trying to say apologise.No! I would never do that. I am apple-gising to all the people who were offended by my statements. Pore importantly, to the hair.
people who were turned on by my hair.We go live to Hillary where
Clinton's campaign headquarters where they have received news of the leak. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) (MUSIC PLAYS)

I'm sorry, Brooke. Sorry, I didn't see you. We were so busy preparing for the debate tomorrow. (LAUGHTER) I am studying so hard. I am nervous for this one. (CHAMPAGNE CORK POPS) (LAUGHTER) News 24 has special coverage of the critical second presidential debate today. It kicks off at 11:30 eastern daylight saving time. Don't miss it! No! Popcorn and all. Senators Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch have clashed on the issue of Donald Trump and his remarks about women in 2005. The exchange was during an interview on Channel Seven this morning and Senator Hancock has spoke -- Hanson spoke to journalists outside the studio defending her comments, saying he doesn't support the Republican nominee -- hasn't supported what he said but does support them.I don't think he... It was vulgar. It wasn't said publicly, said behind the scenes in a tape-recording. That was 10 years ago. I do believe that the people of America are fed up with the major political parties of Republicans and the Democrats and the way the country has been... I know Trump is standing as a Republican. The whole fact is they are looking for change. They have seen the destruction of their country, that irway of life, the standard of living and want someone who will fight for them. It is up to the people - will they overlook what his comments have been and vote for him? That is up to the people to make that decision.It is indeed. Pauline Hanson there in the corridors of Parliament House. Straight after that the two - that would be Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch - went head-to-head for a second time in corridors of Parliament House.Donald Trump in any manner or form is absolutely disgraceful. The woman... You as a woman can even make any justification for what he has said and whether e has done...I didn't condone what he said.No. ... People of America will decide. If you are even slightly right then God help the country. Is man is a sexual predator and he is a disgrace.Gee, those comments from Trump inflaming passions here in the Australian political scene as well.Would have been interesting if they both got in the lifting to! I would have liked to have heard what was said when the Extraordinary.
cameras weren't there. Extraordinary. Something that will continue to be debated. As Donald Trump said in his apology video this will continue to be discussed over the coming days. That is an understatement, I thought.I think so. It remains to be seen how down and dirty the debate gets and what Donald Trump says about what Bill Clinton got up to all those decades ago.Let's come back home now. There are reports in NSW that the state's greyhound racing ban could be overturned. We are joined from outside State Parliament in Sydney. Mark, if this is, in fact, right, it would be a very significant backflip, wouldn't it, for Premier Mike Baird?Yeah, that's right. These reports are true -- if the reports are true this would be a major backflip for the Premier. We understand that any reversal would possibly include industry guarantees of an end to the slaughter of dogs and also tough new penalties for animal cruelty. This ban, of course, triggered by that special commission inquiry report in July, which found evidence of widespread live-baiting and animal cruelty throughout the industry, including the slaughtering of thousands of dogs and also allegations of mass graves as well. So, now we understand that that report is also being challenged in the supreme and Federal Courts by a number of trainers. This finding, of course, then triggered the August legislation of that ban, and that ban, to come into effect, in July next year, and - which would basically mean that anyone found participating in greyhound racing would face up to a year in prison. Now, before that ban was announced by the Government, the Greyhound Alliance presented a plan to the Government and included four guarantees, which we understand could form part of this reversal. So, the guarantees include a total life cycle management for the dogs, which are - from when they are born to a retirement date, also a cap of 2,000 new greyhound dogs to be born in NSW each year. We also understand zero tolerance approach, which would basically mean lifetime bans for any trainers caught up in any animal cruelty, and we also understand as well there would be strict standards to prevent injury to dogs. So, these four guarantees now - there have been rumblings of discontent within the Nationals Party, Deputy Premier Troy Grant under increasing pressure to push for a reversal of the ban. This morning we have heard from the NSW Premier's office, saying that they are calling this pure speculation, although they are not denying it either. So, we understand that the Nationals will be meeting tonight, as the by election in November in Orange. A lot of concern that that seat could be under threat because of this ban on greyhound racing. That is the in the Central West of NSW, where there are a lot of tracks and, also, a number of greyhound trainers. That will be crucial - a crucial part of the meeting tonight by the Nationals and also Cabinet's meeting tomorrow. At the moment, we are still not sure whether this reversal will take place. We are seeking to confirm the reports, although the Premier is back from leave today. So hopefully we do hear something possibly a bit later this afternoon.Alright. They may not be confirming them but there seems to be quite a lot of detail that is out and about. Thank you for joining us.A new drug has been described as a potential game changer in the treatment of several forms of cancer.Scientists found patients who took the drug survived longer than those treated with chemotherapy. The BBC reports. Last year Peter was told he had terminal kidney cancer, which had spread to his lungs. He went on a trial and instead of can cheemer -- chemotherapy received a combination of two immunotherapy drugs. The drugs shrank his tumours and he suffered few side effects. He's not cured, but feels very fortunate. Nobody really knows what is in the future. But I can't be any worse off because I have actually got something now that's been effective. Immunotherapy drugs work by unmasking cancer cells hiding in the body, and priming the immune system to destroy them. Earlier data from a study of 94 patients with advanced kidney cancer showed using immunotherapy drugs in combination significantly reduced the size of tumours in 40% of patients compared to 5% after standard treatment. But although promising, immunotherapy is not always effective.There is no-one single magic balance sheet cure that will work for every time of cancer or for every person. Immunotherapy will work for some patients, and unfortunately will not work for other patients. What we need is more research to help us figure out who are the patients who will best benefit from it and should be given it but equally who may not and what is the other alternative best treatment for them.In another trial of more than 350 patients with advanced head and neck cancer, 36% treated with the drug were alive after one year, compared to 17% who received chemotherapy. The team at the Institute Of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, which led the trial, said it was a potential difficult-to-treat
game changer for the difficult-to-treat cancer. Hopefully that leads to further breakthroughs down the track. That Time
report is from the BBC. Time to talk food. We have seen the creation of ethereal ice-cream, Frankenshakes - what - and syringe donuts.Yes. The question is are these visually stunning dishes delicious? To answer it food writer Dani Valent has no doubt - she has done the yard yards! (LAUGHTER) You can tell us everything.Good morning.Yeah. Well, it's - presentation has been important with food. Of course, we do eat with our eyes, we love aroma, the sound of food. But I think sometimes presentation can go too far. So, it's... What can happen is if food looks much better than it tastes or if the presentation seems to be way beyond the nutritional value of the food, then, yeah, it is really not a fleshable experience. Or we get that disappointment. Yeah. Food sadness. We are looking at some of the crazy things around these days. Deconstructed coffee. Can we not trust a cafe to make coffee for us anymore? Syringe donuts. I have got something that we can - I can show you.Yep.You can experience it yourself. The Frankenshakes, which we saw there. A Frankenshakes or freak shake, where the food that is... More calories than you need no-one day, created in one - awful spectacular terrible beautiful jar. An engineering food. By the time they have layered... That was brave coming across... I could just...We will slow our viewers the Frankenshakes shortly. This is a syringe. What is in this?Salted caramel. We have a croissant bun.Is this lazy cooking? Instead of having to bake wit the salted caramel inside, you put it in after? Makes it easier.How much do you like me? Part of what we love is participating. A bit of D. Y is good. Poke it in. Make sure it is in. Then - yep, squirt until your heart's content. (LAUGHTER) I think we can relate this is an extension of the creme brulee. We have shattering the top of that crust.It is in.And out!Whoa! I may have to eat it on air.Eating can get messy. The skill of squirting food into - squirting sauces into our food is something we never thought we would need. We thought we were OK with cutlery or chopsticks. Didn't know we would be using syringes to help us with eating...Do you want a taste?It is for you.How are you going to do that? . Ever do delicate! Serviette?It adds to it.Of course. There is a food argument for this. Yes, it is a gimmick. There is something to be said for adding the sauce at the last minute. We have less of a sort of soggy factor. We can experience the different textures of the sauce and the food.I wonder how much social media and the fact so many people like to photograph their food made a difference to the whole idea of food that looks good.Absolutely. Everyone knows that - as soon as someone walks into a restaurant it will end up on Instagram...That is the case. Social media, we can share the presentation and look of food. We haven't you weren't how to share aroma or taste. Presentation is prove lijed. Chefs are creating dishes specifically for it.Can we are
talk about the Frankenshakes? You are familiar.My daughter has quite a liking to them. There is a place in Singapore that specialises in them. You asked me whether my children got to the bottom. I am - I don't know whether proud or ashamed to say yes, they didn't. They didn't eat for a week after! They are quite - while they are completely overdone and unnecessary, they are quite artist pick and... And also... Sort of feats of design and balance and all the rest of it. It is quite extraordinary!Yes. Food has always been an event. This is certainly an event. It is an event you can share on social media, an event for your body, as it tries to digest all of those... (LAUGHTER) You don't eat these in a small sitting. That is a long sit in the cafe to down one of them.You have to be very hungry.You do.Thanks. I have sticky fingers!Sorry.And nose! The caramel is great.It works.He is trying to wrap the segment up so he can go and wash his finance.As always, lovely to see you. Bring food next time! Let's go straight to sport while I wipe my fingers. Good morning.Good morning. We will go to the cricket, and give you an update - although it isn't good news. They have been badly beaten by South Africa. Steve Smith's men have now lost four in a row. They were bowled out for 167. Having won the series, South Africa brought in the back-up bowlers and Kyle Abbott there took a swag of wickets. He couldn't get a game in the first plea matches now -- plea thatches. Faf du Plessis top-scored. 14 overs, six wickets in hand. Smith was stunned after the match.Plenty for to us play for in Cape Town. Woe don't want -- we don't want a whitewash.Dimes will head to Tasmania for the second Constellation Cup test against New Zealand. The Australians yesterday equalled their highest score against the Silver Ferns. The team defence caused intercepts. The shooters did their jobnd the midcourt's work was fantastic. Maddie Robertson had 28 feeds. The Australians were on top. They reckon they can get better. Tyler Wright moved to a step closer to the world title by qualifying for the semifinals in France. Wright beat Laura Enever in the quarterfinals. Her title rival, American Courtney Conlogue, is through to the semifinals. She beat Nikki van Dijk and must win the event to keep it alive, as they head towards Hawaii. Tyler Wright has the opportunity to win the whole thing maybe tonight, if the waves are OK in France. That is it from me.How are you going?Just about finished now. All off. I love caramel!You smashed that!I love a bit of caramel at 8am! Fantastic! (LAUGHTER) be bouncing offLy the ceiling...I think you are brave to eat something like that on live television. It could be potentially a disaster. It's gone wrong before.But how bad can it go?Exactly. And I have a sugar high...Now we need to settle you down...Vanessa! With the weather! The Roger Federer in Albury has gone to 5m. This is how the sky looked last night. A run of 16 until Wednesday. Showers today, warmer weather for the second half of the week. A strong cold front is still making its way through eastern Victoria. making its way through eastern
Victoria. Colder wins for the afternoon. Showers, thunderstorms and hail accompanying the cold weather. The winds are warm into NSW and Queensland. If Sydney gets to 32, it will be the warmest day since April. Another front passes the south-east Tuesday into Wednesday. Meanwhile, under a high pressure around
system, we have a dry warm sky around the west, although the next front approaches on Thursday. Queensland hot over much of the interior. A gusty southerly change coming through this afternoon and evening. Slight chance of showers about the Central Coast and far north peninsula. NSW - hot in the north and east. Gusty winds coming through late thirng. A severe weather warning for damaging winds for the ACT and parts of the south-east. Victoria near the coast gusty westerly winds, a severe weather warning for damaging is for the south-west western South Gippsland. Clearing storms around the far east, showers follow over the south with the risk of hail, thunder and colder winds. Snow down to 800m. Tonight it will get down to 500m in Tasmania. Rain over the state. Gusty winds. The warnings have been cancelled. South Australia is showery. Possible storms and small hail over krild and the south-east -- Kangaroo Island. Western Australia, frost over the wheat belt. Showers along the shoet coast. Hot,drate winds over the Kimberly coast with severe fire levels. Around the nation:

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Welcome back to News Breakfast. Our top stories: Dirty politics - Donald Trump threatens to get personal as Republican heavyweights walk away from their presidential candidate. An Australian could be jailed for life after a big drugs bust in Bali. The clean-up begins after Victoria is pummelled by wild weather and gale-force winds.Leading sport - can it get worse? Australia's cricketers embarrassed again in South Africa. And: The gusty weather is not over - warnings for Victoria and NSW.

US Republican Donald Trump will fight to save his flailing bid for the presidency later today as he faces off against Hillary Clinton in the second debate. His campaign took a potentially catastrophic turn at the weekend, after a 2005 tape emerged where Mr Trump can be heard saying he uses his fame to sex lie assault women without consequence. Heavyweightss have been abandoning their candidate, but the Trump camp isn't backing down. At viser Rudy Giuliani says Mr Trump won't quit, and is considering fighting back by bringing up former President Bill Clinton's past infidelities.Our north America correspondent Zoe Daniel is in St Louis where the debate will take place. Can the second debate save Donald Trump?We will have to see, but the weigh of expectation is certainly on Donald Trump tonight. The question really is - what sort of tone will he take during the debate here, which is in a Town Hall format. So, different to the previous debate. Half of the questions will come from members of the audience. So, a little bit more unpredictable, shall we say, but Donald Trump's been on the front foot this morning on Twitter, first tweeting tremendous support... And then tweeting, "So many self-right outhypocrites. Watch their poll numbers and elections go down." Many of those Republicans who are jumping ship, that you mentioned, will be concerned about those down ballot races for the Senate and the House, being affected by Donald Trump's behaviour and his growing reputation in the wake of the release of that 2005 recording. Barack Obama, the President, has bought into this. It isn't the first time that he's been highly critical of Donald Trump and the Republican Party during the campaign. Let's take a look. Unbelievable rhetoric coming at the top of the Republican ticket. I don't need to repeat it. They are children in the room -- there are children in the room. (LAUGHTER) But demeaning women, degrading women, but also minorities, immigrants, people of other faiths, mocking the disabled, insulting our troops, our veterans... That tells you a couple of things. It tells you he is insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down. Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office.Barack Obama there. Of course, you said the question is going to be what tone. I wonder how low he will go. Because you have to argue that Donald Trump pretty much has nothing to lose in this second debate.Yes. The question is - whether he will go to Bill Clinton's reputation, his former indiscretions, and the specific allegations by a number of women around sexual assault alleged against Bill Clinton from some years ago, one particular woman who has done an interview with a right-wing website alleging that Bill Clinton raped her about 40 years ago. But, also, saying that Hillary Clinton intimidated her to try to get her to Keibler story -- keep her story secret and saying Hillary Clinton is an enabler. If Donald Trump goes down that track the question will be just how that will play with women who are against him in the wake of the release of this 2005 tape a couple of days a go. So, it is a high-risk strategy if he decides to go down that path tonight. Particularly when you see those members of the Republican Party jumping ship and even Mike Pence, his Vice Presidential running mate, who is said to be mortified by these latest scandalous release of information in relation to Donald Trump, and has said, "We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation this evening." If Mike Pence decides to jump out of the race, well, that would have a huge impact on Donald Trump's campaign. Much to unfold here tonight.Absolutely. It is going to be visiting. Thank you. Let's go to other news. An Australian man arrested on drugs charges in Bali could be facing a maximum life sentence. 48-year-old Guiseppe Serafino who has live and worked in Bali for the past five years was taken into custody alongside a 54-year-old British man. Police allege they were caught with 17 grams of hashish between them. If found guilty, they face between 5 years and life in prison.Power is being restored to homes around Victoria after severe weather which killed one woman, knocked out power to almost 130,000 properties around the state. With winds at more than 100km, trees were brought down, along with power lines, and dozens of flights were cancelled at Melbourne Airport. The SES has received more than 3,000 calls for help. The NSW Premier's office is refusing to comment on speculation he's preparing to back down over his greyhound racing ban. Until now Mike Baird has defied his critics saying the ban was the right thing to do. News Corp is this morning reporting the Premier could announce a reversal as early as tomorrow.The same-sex marriage plebiscite and the backpacker tax will be on the agenda today.
when Federal Parliament resumes today. Labor is poised to kill off the national vote on same-sex marriage with a final decision from the caucus due tomorrow. Labor is saying it will take its time before deciding how it will vote on the legislation to lower the backpacker tax following a decision made by the Coalition last month.A Coronial Inquest into the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes will examine player safety and the use of helmets when it gets underway today. The 25-year-old died two days after he was hit in the neck and knocked unconscious while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG in November 2014. The type of helmet he was wearing has since been withdrawn from sale.The US Coastguard reserve accused eight people from rooftops as North Carolina reels from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Meanwhile, a 3-day morning period began in Haiti after the hurricane killed more than 900 people across that country. The storm has badly affected drinking water, giving rise to deadly outbreaks of cholera.At least 18 people have been killed by a car bomb in south-east Turkey. The bomb was detonated an a military outpost. 10 soldiers are among the dead. The Turkish army is flaming the Kurdish PKK group for the blast. The explosion was so powerful it left a crater 50m wide and 7 -- 15m wide and 7m deep.A quick look at the weather:

After months of political wrangling the future of a plebiscite on same-sex marriage should be decided tomorrow when Labor meets to resolve its final position on the issue.Lib backbencher Waerea-Hargreaves rent Entsc will has been an advocate. He joins us.Why is the plebiscite the only way forward on the issue, in your view?Well, look, going through the two processes and a commitment that we did make... It wasn't my preferred method... Idea. I put up a private members' bill last year. Unfortunately, that was defeated after a 6-hour marathon. We went to an election with a plebiscite. Clearly... And so when you look at the numbers... Clearly there is public support for gay marriage, the problem that I see - and from all the discussions that I have had, is if you try to push it through now, with a politicians' vote, you are going to find there will be a very, very large portion of the Australian community that will challenge that decision and will challenge the legitimacy of it and the debate will just continue to degenerate. Whereas if we put to it the Australian people, I have no doubt at all that the - there will be a very resounding support for it, and I have absolute confidence in - that that vote then will be accepted by the Australian public and we can then move on. It will give it a level of legitimacy that we will never be able to achieve by trying to force it through a political vote.The converse view, as you know, is put forward by Bill Shorten and the Labor Party, they fear that a public vote will unleash all sorts of horrible forces and lots of denigration. The University of Queensland over the weekend put out a study showing the no campaign in Ireland - there was a successful referendum on same-sex marriage there - those arguing the no campaign according to the study had a highly detrimental impact on gay people and the children of gay parents. Aren't you concerned about that?Well, of course. But let me tell you - either way, either debate, you are always going to have that impact. A couple of things here we need to realise. First, when you have a look at at Bill and his pole position - Bill Shorten - he is flu to his position -- flu to his position. Go back a few years, he was opposed to gay marriage. Them only 12 months ago he was supportive of a plebiscite. He is all over the place. The reality is this is not about achieving an outcome for Bill, this is about paying political wedge politics. Now, yes, of course, what happened in Ireland there was negativity there. There was an impact. There was funding made available for mental health for young people... It was fully utilised. But at the end of the day, when they came through the process, look at what we've achieved there. First, they have gay marriage and it has been so broadly embraced by the Irish community and there is no effort from either side to overturn the decision. In fact, as a country, they are proud of that decision. I'm confident that is exactly what will happen here. I have also asked that we make sure that we put money into places like Head Space for funding for young people that lot be impacted on this. Whether it be a political vote or whether it be a - whether it be a plebiscite of the Australian people, the impacts will still be there. You know, this nonsense about it is only going to be the no side that are going to be undignified and unpleasant, let me tell you that since I have come out and said very strongly that not my position, but I'm prepared to look at the - forget the politician, because at the end of the day there's been a fight going on for over a decade, I have been been part of that. I'm looking at the final outcome on the 11 February, and - but since I have said that, I said, "Let give this a go. We don't have to like the process but let's make it work", some of the emails and communications that I have had coming through to me personally, attacking me and some of the vile and undignified comments that have been made from those from the Yes side sort of negates any argument from the other side. So, there's... There's guilt on both sides of the extreme.OK.What I'm saying is let's put some money into Head Space, either debate is going to draw the extremes. But let's... We can have this. We have to finish - a finish line on 11 February. Let's make sure that the legislation that we put up to replace the current act, should there be a Yes vote, is acceptable. Let's look at that. I urge the opposition and others to have a look at that and work with us and... This is what I have been saying all along. Let ALL: Work together. You don't have to agree with the process but let's work with it to make sure we get the best possible outcome out of this and on the 12th of... Of February, we can all celebrate.You mention mandate, but the Government had a machine D'Ath for the superannuation -- mandate for the spraibs changes, backed down on those, and the backpacker tax and backed down.D, no, no, you're wrong.There is... Can I say you are wrong. You are absolutely wrong. Yes w we did go the election with both of those but we also went to the election saying that we would be reviewing them to see if we could make changes to make them better. We did not discard that legislation. We did do superannuation changes. We did do - put in a backpacker tax. But what we did, we worked together and we said this prior to the election we would have a look if there were unintended consequences and we would adjust it and make it better. That is exactly what we have done on both of those pieces of legislation. That is what you would like to see done with the plebiscite.Isn't good government flexible Government. You mention, yes, there is support for the son senlt of same-sex marriage, and you have been a long-term voothd advocate of that -- advocate of that. The latest polls found that two-thirds of people surveyed believe it is important there be a plebiscite.
Parliamentary vote, not a plebiscite.Look, there is a larger portion of people will say that support... Marriage equality, or gay... And so what I'm arguing here is that there will be greater level of acceptance. If you say that two-thirds say... They support a plebiscite, that one-third that is opposed to it, let me tell you. If we go down a political vote, do you honestly think that they are just going to roll up their Mr ales and -- marbles and outlook way? There will be a challenge, no question about it. Whereas if the vote is by the Australian people, and you know yourself, it says that the majority of Australians agree with it, they own the vote then. It isn't going to... I have no doubt at all, like the Irish, it will be accepted and we can have it as law, starting after the 11 February.We are out of time. Thank you very much for joining us on Breakfast this morning.Thank you very much indeed. More now on the wild weather which has been buffeting Victoria. James Dean is at Menzies Creek Primary School and he joins us now. James, I can see there is damage behind you at that primary school. More broadly, what is the latest information? #Students from one school here won't be attending after the record-breaking winds ripped through the state overnight. Students from the school behind me here at Menzies Creek won't be attending, after a gum tree was uprooted last night from the winds and it crashed into the playground and a number of classrooms. Fortunately, no-one was at the school at the time so there were no injuries. Students and parents have been turning up this morning, only to be told that they won't be attending school at least for today while the damage is assessed. This is just one example of the chaotic scenes from last night. There was scenes at Melbourne full ra mean Airport -- Tullamarine Airport with a number of nights delayed and being diverted from those strong winds. As we understand, the best of the - the worst - sorry - have past, with the Bureau of Meteorology advising that there should be rain and strong weather still to come in the next 48 hours.Of course, some people are still without power, so there is still a fair bit of clean-up work to be done.Correct. Over 3,000 calls were received from the SES overnight to clear up fallen trees and power lines, with over 120,000 people without power overnight. Now, that is expected to remain in the tens of thousands early this morning, with power crews working frantically to restore those power lines.Thank you. Let's take you to the late next the world of finance. Good morning. Morning, everyone. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the new Australian/Chinese bid for the Kidman cattle empire will require foreign investment approval, even though the Chinese partner is a minor stakeholder. Gina Rinehart has partnered with the Chinese conglom rate to launch a multimillion-dollar bid for the Kidman cattle empire. If successful, the deal would mean Hancock Prospecting would own two-thirds, which is one of the country's largest beef producers. A bid earlier this year from a Chinese-led consortium was rejected by the Australian Government on the grounds of national interest. The South Australian Government is putting $10 million on the table to encourage the development of driverless car technology in South Australia. South Australia was the first state to legalise testing of driverless cars on public roads. The Government is offering grants to companies and researchers around the world as long as they agree to work in South Australia. The State Government hopes the first grant also be awarded at the start of next year. Let go to the global markets. year.
Let go to the global markets. At the close on Friday: --

We We are joined from Sydney by Stephen .The second USSal debate is on today. How is this likely to impact globe markets?It will be a big feature. It is around 12 noon our time. Markets have been pricing in about 30% chance of Donald Trump winning the election. So, certainly the policies of Hillary Clinton have been for of a focus. As the election gets closer, I think the markets will look at that much more - with more thoroughness. So, a Hillary Clinton victory is more the status quo, the similar policies to what we have been seeing under President Obama. Perhaps a bit more fiscal spending on infrastructure, which I think people would certainly be pleased to see.You did mention the market is factoring in a 30% chance of a Trump presidency. Others are saying has is a risk. The other things markets are looking at is what the US Fed may or may not do. What do you think the move is going to be following this just jobs data that came out on Friday?That was OK, about 150,000 jobs created in the month. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.9% to 5%. I think that just reinforces the view that the US Fed is going to be extremely gradual in raising interest rates. We expect an interest rate rise in December, the middle of December, and that is the first-rate rise since December last year. So, very slow pace of increase. We had to remember that will Om take US -- only take US interest rates up to a range of a half to three-quarters of a per cent, so still very low. We actually have the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve in Sydney tomorrow. He is speaking at a function for the Australian business economists, which I am the chairman of. We are expecting a big crowd to listen to one of the important players in the Federal Reserve tomorrow here in Sydney.Hopefully he will drop a few more hints about what the Fed may do.I hope so!The other thing that investors have been looking at is the concern over European banks and the concerns hitting the pound.After the Brexit vote, the initial kind of shock that the Leave won, there was a bit of a sense that we might get Brexit light, just a small change, but Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has made it clear in the last week or so that more of a hard Brexit looks like is the prospect and will start the clock ticking in March next year. Then there is 2-year process to negotiate what that exit from the EU looks like. Markets are concerned about that. You have seen the British pound fall very heavily in some trading on Friday, a bit of what they call a flash crash, some liquid trading sending the pound down to low levels. Things stabilised through the reminder of the day, but still concerns over the UK. In Europe, the banking system - still here we are, seven, eight years beyond the GFC - and still some big concerns about some of the large banks in Europe.Lots of global data for investors in Australia to digest. Great talking to you. Thank you.Thank you.Back to you. OK. Just a reminder we will take you to Canberra shortly. The Prime Minister is expected to meet some CFA Country Fire Authority volunteers from Victoria. This is ahead of legislation expected to pass the Parliament which will override some of the decisions by the Victorian Labor Government in terms of giving greater say to paid firefighters over volunteer firefighters. A bitter issue that arguably, according to some, costs Bill Shorten some critical seats in the recent Federal election.There is concern from the volunteer firefighters of the union -- that the Junes have too -- unions have too much power in the enterprise bargaining agreement.We will take you there as soon as Malcolm Turnbull speaks. Here is PK.We will get a quick look at the cricket. by
Australia's been badly beaten again by South Africa. It hurts no matter how you say it. Steve Smith's men lost four in a row now. This time they were bowled out for 167. They had already lost the series to South Africa. They brought in their B team bowler who couldn't get a game in the first few matches and still cleaned the Australians up.Faf du Plessis top scored. Let's hear from Steve Smith, who doesn't seem to have any answers.Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. We don't want a whitewash. We have to turn up and try and get a win.The confident Diamonds will head to Tasmania for the second Constellation Cup test against New Zealand. The Aussies yesterday equalled their highest score against the Silver Ferns shooting 68-56. The team's defence caused turnovers, intercepts and the midcourt's work was superb. The shooters finished it off. Caitlyn Bassett shot 47 from three-quarters, Alexander was able to introduce other players and use the bench. Maddie Robertson has 28 feeds. The next match will be in Launceston. Tyler Wright moved close tore the world title by qualifying in France. She beat Laura Enever in the quarterfinals. The only person who can challenge her for the world title is Courtney Conlogue from America. She was pretty impressive too, beating Nikki van Dijk in a pressure-packed quarterfinal to go through though the semis. Conlogue has to win the event to stop Wright from winning the title. That is it from me. Thank you very much. We will take you no now to Canberra to hear from Malcolm Turnbull.Good morning. How are you? The PM now.Great to see you.Hello! (LAUGHTER) G'day!The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull there accompanied by his colleague Michaelia Cash, greeting representatives from the Country Fire Authority. This was - still is - a bitter stand-off involving the Country Fire Authority, workers - popular people in the bush on one side - and paid firefighters on the other. It all goes to do with an EBA, enterprise bargaining agreement, signed - overseen by the Victorian Government that the Country Fire Authority volunteers say gives far too much now tore the paid firefighters and un Leslie -- unnecessarily forces them to join union.We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you, with all of our Victorian colleagues during the election. We said we would stand up to defend you against the union takeover, to defend you against an Andrews and Bill Shorten's effort to put the UFU in charge of your volunteers. We are now at the point where the Senate has to decide.Correct.This is the moment when Bill Shorten has to decide whether he wants to stand up for the 60,000 volunteers of the CFA, whether he wants to join us in protecting you in the way you protect Victorians and their property. And you protect Australians. Right across the nation. You and your fellow firefighters keep us safe in the face of the inferno of summer. We are here to protect you. All of us here are in total solidarity with you. We are calling today on Bill Shorten and the Labor Party and all the members of the Senate to support you, to pass this legislation, that will ensure that your great Australian tradition of volunteering, your 60,000 volunteers will be supported, defended, and you will be able to go on into this summer defending Victorians, their lives and their property in the face of the worst that summer can throw at them. So, we are proud to be with you and we applaud you for the courage and the commitment and the selfnessness that you show.Hear, hear! (APPLAUSE) I will introduce everybody personally.Adam Barnett. ...Good, thank you.That is the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull there greeting volunteer firefighters. The Government's legislation is due to pass the Senate, Senator Hanson has given her support to the legislation. The legislation, in essence, will amend the Fair Work Act and by doing so will intervene in this dispute and will make agencies with lots of volunteers - just like the CFA - to consult with them when an EBA is being discussed. It is an intervention in that dispute in Victoria. The legislation is set to go before Parliament this week.One of the many key issues when Parliament returns. Let's leave Canberra and take you to the weather.This week we have very warm winds up in the north, but there weather.This week we have very warm
winds up in the north, but there is a cold change coming through. We can see the speckled cloud. The winds are gusty. The warning has been cancelled for Tasmania. It extends across the coastal areas of Victoria. Around the south-west and west and South Gippsland. Later this morning also up into south-east NSW, including the ACT. This trough continues to take that very hot weather up into the north. A high pressure system makes its way into the west. Clear and warm sky for the next few days. In Queensland today: Showery at times around the Central Coast. Otherwise a very warm day.

Cooler South westerly winds moving the
through in the evening. Showers in the south. Windy in if south-east corner. Showers moving into the inland parts of the central areas and also a cooler change moving through. It is due to reach Sydney late this afternoon. Victoria, near the coast gusty winds. Rain around the north-east. Showers moving on through this afternoon, with the cool change. The cold winds will bring snow as well down to 800m. 500m over western Tasmania. Guesty westerly winds across the state. The high hafel u rainfall will be in the west. A bit shower in South Australia over parts of the agriculture area. Possible thunderstorms and small hail for Kangaroo Island. Over in the west, clearer skies, frosty this morning inland. A bit showery around the coast. Perfect spring weather in Perth, 21 degrees. 32 by Wednesday. The west Kim perly -- Kimberly fire levels are severe. Tomorrow the temperature will drop back to 25 for the Alice. the Alice.
The wintry weather is not over. . Thank you very much. Let's take you overseas and get a look at the recovery effort following Hurricane Matthew. CARE International's says Laura Sewell says aid workers in Haiti are struggling to reach remote areas.We are getting reports in from the government on what the current situation is. There is a whole bunch of different numbers we are hearing in terms of what the impacts have been on people. The Government is reporting quite low numbers in terms of deaths but we are hearing other stories which gives something different. We have heard officially around 300 deaths. With over 60,000 people in shellers. A large -- shelter. A large number are still in shelters. Over 115,000 peoples' homes have been destroyed. As we get more information, as the roads open and phone lines open, we will hear more about what the effects have been. It seems they have been terrible for a lot of areas of Haiti.The fear is that that death toll may be much, much higher than 300?Yeah. I think there is a lot of speculation right now. Information is still coming in. We are still waiting to hear what the final figures are. I don't know if you have seen the photos. Crops are destroyed. There is houses that are just flattened. We are looking at a terrible impact on peoples' ability to live their Dili lives and have -- daily lives and have money to survive.How worried are you and other aid groups about the spread of disease with services unable to get to people in Haiti?Yeah. Definitely that is a concern. We are hearing more and more cases of cholera that are popping up. In some of the areas we still don't have good access and can't get basic things like hygiene kits with soap, these are what will make it hard to keep diseases from spreading.The extraordinary situation. We will bring you update as more news through. More on the top stories - the fallout from the wean's explosive revelations concerning Presidential candidate Donald Trump. For more John Barron joins us from Sydney. John, you would have to say an extraordinary weekend to follow an extraordinary week.It was hard to believe that anything could top the revelations that Donald Trump had not paid any taxes for the best part of 20 years, but suddenly nobody is talking about that, it is all about this 11-year-old hot mic tape from a reality show filmed in 2005, which shows Donald Trump speaking in quite crass, demeaning terms in what some have said amounts to advocating sexual assault.Let's have a listen to that, for those who haven't had caught up with it.

Donald Trump in that 2005 recording. So, John, is his bid for president dead? Can we say that?As much as we can say anything in this most remarkable of Pratt is campaigns, we can say that Donald Trump now has next to no chance of being elected president. It isn't just because of the offensive nature of the comments. Donald Trump was already 5 points behind in the polls after that disastrous first debate performance two weeks ago. Now, given that women - one of the key demographics that he is trailing badly in - the fact that he is advocating grabbing a woman by her gent talls buzz -- genitals because he can, because he is famous and he's rich, that isn't going to go down well. We have seen, as well, a rush for the exit from some of the evangelical Christians, who had been grudgingly supporting him as their nominee, not because they thought he was a good guy, or that he shared their values, but that he had undertaken to appoint Christian conservatives to the US Supreme Court to defend things such as second amendment gun rights, but also potentially they hope to wind back a woman's right to an abortion in the United States. He has alienated those groups. We are seeing senior Republican figures distancing themselves. Unless he pulls out something extraordinary in the second debate in a few hours from now, we can expect to see more, possibly even his own Vice Presidential nominee or the speaker of the House Paul Ryan also disavowing Donald Trump.Two questions there - how low do you think he will go in the second debate given he has nothing to lose and quite a lot to fight for? And the second question would be what happens if, say, Mike Pence walks away? What happens then?From experience, we have seen that Donald Trump certainly - if somebody gets in the gutter he is happy to get there with him. We saw that with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz during the primaries. That is when they started talking about hand size and male genital size on debate stages. Goodness only knows where this is going to go. We do know the first question is likely to be about this Trump tape. This is a town million stile debate, meaning -- Town Hall-style debate meaning undecided voters will be there asking questions of Donald Trump. Those will be fascinating. How Hillary Clinton responds as well is also going to be fascinating to see. Donald Trump in his own apology video, released late on Saturday night US time, he said, "I said this things, but Bill Clinton did these things." If he is saying that in his own apology video, it is almost certain that he is also going to say it on the debate stage. How Hillary Clinton responds to that is also going to be fascinating to see.Any risk that Mike Pence will walk away? Mike Pence he is "beside himself", and has cancelled some events where he was due to stand in. His Trump-Pence
itinerary was removed from the Trump-Pence website. He isn't going to be in the state of Missouri for the debate. Mike Pence has apparently been urged to drop off the ticket, or threaten to drop off the ticket, if Trump doesn't step down. He is best-positioned to take over as the nominee. Legally, very difficult to do. It can be done under Rule 9 of the Republican National Committees' ruled. It will be tried up in court. Trump will take the whole party down with him rather than step down. This is where his money comes into it. Usually an ordinary candidate - the money gets turned off by the Republican Party and itting big donors and they have no choice to drop out F the money tap is turned off Donald Trump - we don't know how rich he really is - he can sale finance to the tune of 50-100 to -- $50-100 million.While you are saying it pretty much is dead unless he pulls something extraordinary out of the hat, people have written him off before. There is people who never thought he would get to where he is today. It is extraordinary that he has the level of support that he has, even before what happened on the weekend. So, you can't say it is over, can you? No. In many ways the flight of Republican support in Congress and the wider party in terms of the elite, the senior part officials, is reminiscent of the dying days of the Nixon administration in 1964, or the campaign of 1964. The difference this time - Donald Trump has a core group of maybe 20, 30 million vocal, very angry Trump supporters who are quite happy to go to war with the Republican Party. This is a disaster United
for conservative politics in the United States. One they feared when they tried to stop - get anyone to get their nomination, except for Trump. They tried to take it from him, leading up to the convention. They thought they could again him on a short leash. They haven't been able to do it. He could go ballistic. What happens next is anyone's guess.You are not wrong! (LAUGHTER) Many thanks. It is going to be fascinating watching. News 24 will have special coverage of that debate today from 11:30 eastern daylight saving time. Gosh, it is no surprise that you have these Republicans walking away. For them it is a just a matter of survival.Self-preservation. Absolutely. They don't know how... If he is going to go ballistic, as John was suggesting, what other damage can be done? The mind boggles.Indeed. The critical few hours will be the hours after the debate, depending on what happeneds to see what Mike Pence does, what the R and C does and, as you say, what all of those Congressmen and women, senators, Republican senators, do if they see their jobs on the line. It will get potentially very ugly. And quickly.One's own job is a great motivator.Back home senators Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch have clashed this morning over that Donald Trump recording. They went head-to-head on commercial TV. Let's have a look.It was said not on camera, it was said behind the scenes, and was a tape-recording. Let's be honest - there are a lot of men out there that say horrific things, probably up to the same... No, Pauline!Yes.Pauline! I can't...No, I am happy...No. There are...A normal man... A normal man. He hasHaving a private kofrts would not talk about this. If... A normal man, Pauline, would never consider invading a woman's space so much that he would - in Miss Mind or to his mates who you would say - I mean that, is sexuality assault.That argument carried on outside the studio, and spilled into the core doors of Parliament House.Ment I find - to support Donald Trump in any manner or form is absolutely disgraceful. A woman - you as a woman can make any justification... For what he has said and what he has dpun...I didn't condone what he said.People... Will decide. If you are even slightly right, then God help the country... The man is a sexual predator and he is a disgrace.It went on and on and on. Passions inflamed across the globe over the remarks from Donald Trump. What does it mean to be a man? An important question. This is at the heart of a new ABC documentary called Man Up.Expert facilitator Tom Harkin was a key figure in the documentary. He says we need to rethink traditional masculine stereotypes.Yeah. I think Gus is ideal because he does appeal to the mainstream bloke. The documentary starts out talking about Gus's friend who tragically took his life. And follows Gus's journey to try and understand whiz is this happening -- why is this happening, why is the largest cause of death amongst 15-44-year-olds suicide? You know, it is a tragedy. His journey takes him to understand where does this hype masculinity come from, what are the solutions. It isn't an easy issue to tackle. It is a societal issue. We all play a part.How do you... In those workshops, we saw an example. How do you encourage many of all age -- men of all ages, whether schoolboys - you run workshops for CEOs - how do you get them to breakthrough that taboo and talk?The first thing is to celebrate what it means to be a man. It isn't going in there saying, "We have it wrong and we need to throw the baby out with the bath Water." It is saying, "Great to be a bloke. Let's look at how it is going for us." Did we decide all of these rules? Or were they decided for us? I think a lot of guys like to think they are in control, that I make the calls, and it makes them realise am I really? They realise that true courage comes from being able to challenge the stereotype, and to stand in front of their mates, their peers and family to say this is the man I am. It is more complex than the stereotype. That takes courage. It is creating an environment of no judgement, a whole lot of trust, and saying this is just about exploring other options. It isn't about fundamental change.For an Australian bloke out there who may be watching and nodding vigorously with what you are saying, but also knows doing that is confronting, and challenging, what advice can you give in terms of opening up that conversation?The advice is we need to train our emotional muscle the same way we train our physical muscle. It is about saying, "Listen, when you first start expressing yourself in a different way and you first start behaving in a way that the stereotype doesn't necessarily condone, it is going to feel shaky." Your heart will beat strong, your stomach may feel like it is dropping away from under you. That isn't a reason to stop. These skills are so necessary for a great life. To make sure that we are not causing harm to our uses -- yourselves and people around us. I would say have the courage. If you are your own man, then be your own man. Following the stereotype is one dimensional. We know that it isn't working.The documentary series Man Up begins this Tuesday, tomorrow, at 8:30. This is part of the ABC's Mental As initiative.
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more support. Dauflt a drug has been described as a game change near the treatment of several forms of cancer.Scientists found patients who took the drug survived longer than those who were treated with chemical therapy. The BBC reports. Last year, Peter was told he had terminal kidney cancer, which had spread to his lungs. He went on a trial and instead of chemotherapy received a combination of two immunotherapy drugs,. The drugs shrank his tumours and he suffered few side effects. He's not cured, but feels very fortunate.Nobody really knows what is in the future. But I can't be any worse off because I have actually got something now that's been effective.Immunotherapy drugs work by unmasking cancer cells hiding in the body and priming the immune system to destroy them. Early data from a study of 94 patients with advanced kidney cancer showed using immunotherapy drugs in combination significantly reduced the size of tumours in 40% of patients compared to 5% after standard treatment. But although promising, immunotherapy is not always effective.There is no-one single magic bullet cure that will work for every type of cancer or for every person. Immunotherapy will work for some patients, and unfortunately will not work for other patients. What we need is more research to help us figure out who are the patients who will best benefit but equally who may not and what is the other alternative best treatment for them.In another trial of more than 350 patients with advanced head and neck cancer, 36% treated with the drug were alive after one year, compared to 17% who received chemotherapy. The team at the Institute of Canner Research and Royal Marsden hot, which led the trial -- hospital, which lead the trail, said it was a potential game changer. A new poll from the Charles Darwin University revealed -- Australian national University reveals Australian want tougher action against terrorism.Many are concerned Muslims are being singled out for more surveillance. The director, Amin Saikal, says he isn't surprised.I am not. I think it is a considerable amount of concern about security across Australia, and that is a largely arising from the fact that people do not make a clear distinction between what constitutes muse Jim extremism and what constitutes Muslim terrorism. So, in other words, the conflict - the concept of terrorism with extremism and as a result, I think, there is widespread concern. Even if somebody speaks in a radical language, that person may well commit some kind of violence and, therefore, could cause harm to the Australian society.How are people confusing Muslim extremism with terrorism?Because Muslim terrorism, or for that matter terrorism in general, involves violence. And discriminate killing of people, whereas extremism does not necessarily involve violence, but it does indicate a certain trend of thinking on the part of individuals, which may be implemented or may not be. And I think that's where the problem is. It isn't only the Australian public who is confused but also our political leaders and leading opinion-makers. They do not make the distinction between Islamic, Islamist and Islamism and you use them interchange by. The use of language is important in this respect.That feeds into other findings. We can show our viewers key findings. We can show our viewers
key points from the survey. 71% - down the bottom - are concern about the rise of extremism. There is confusion about terminology. 59% believe counterterrorism policies single out Muslims and 46% of those say they are bothered by that. Are you worried that Muslims - all Muslims - are being stick Muslims - are being stick
stigmatised?Many do feel that. Tult the attitude of the public doesn't tell you what the position. For example, Prime Minister Turnbull used a very nuanced longage and -- language and tried to call for cooperation between the Muslim communities and Australian authorities. I think in the the Australian public remains hostile towards the Muslims - that does not only cause motivation stigmatise ation but can reduce backlash against the policies.Lots of views coming in on the question of balancing personal liberties with personal security and also the potential stigmatisation of many Muslims in Australia. Alison on that point says, "I have met a number of Muslim people who add so much to our way of life. I would hate to think that people like them would be banned from coming to Australia." Wayne says, "I am more concerned about the extreme right wing almost of our society, company phones and so-called gnashists, limiting or freedoms, data retention won't make us safer."Raven says, "Interesting unlikely
because statistically you are unlikely to be the subject of terrorist violence, yet many more - far more real threats to your personal safety are probably notten being considered."Ian says, "Australians have not willingly given up privacy for security. No in my naum,"".Thank you very much. As we mention, the Labor caucus will decide if they will support that same-sex marriage plebiscite this week.As the debate intensified, the ABC's Four Corners team was given behind-the-scenes access to many of the key players.Good to see you again.Back in Parliament, in the let of the debate. Leading marriage equality advocates have come to lobby Warren Entsch. They know each other well. But the mood is tense. Entsch changed his position and now sees a plebiscite as the only way forward.How is it going? Interesting. Very interesting indeed.Getting frustrated at the moment but I am hoping we can get something done. You have seen the - what's proposed.Yeah. I have seen your comments. Disappointed.Warren Entsch tells the group that while some MPs have said they won't be bound by the result of the plebiscite, Tony Abbott has assured the party room he will.At the end of the day what I want to do is I want to get a bloody outcome here. Can I see now, with the way this is structured, on the 11th there is no more debate. In fact, in there may are making it very clear that whatever the outcome - even Tony Abbott stood up today and he said if the answer is yes I will vote yes. That's... Pretty important.I hope your Champions Leagues follow the -- your colleagues follow the example. You will get a handful. Let them be answerable. When Abbott standing up... He was the architect. He says, "If it says yes I will vote yes." You can watch the rest of there program on Four Corners tonight. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning urged Labor to support that plebiscite. Less take a look. We are saying to Mr Shorten - get behind this plebiscite. This should be a thoroughly bipartisan plebiscite. I would like to see this plebiscite having the support of Labor, the Government, crossbenchers, I would like to see it being thoroughly bipartisan and then we all say as one Parliament to the Australian people we respect your views, you tell us what you think, it is a fair question, it is a fair vote, and then we will respect your decision. Now, that is what we can do on the 11 February. The only obstacle to this is Bill Shorten and the Labor Party. So he has got a very big call to make. Before we get to sport, we are going to take a lighter look at the US presidential race. I have to say - we need a lighter look! We do!Trump versus Clinton mash-up was put together by Paul Parkinson.

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.I intend to be a leader of our country that people can count on, both here at home and around the world. To make decisions, but also stand up to bullies, whether they are abroad or at home.When you try to act holier-than-thou, it doesn't work.This is beyond you, Metal Man. When people treat you unfairly turn your back and go somewhere else. Or knock them on the arse.Do not touch me again.We have to make America great.My strongest asset is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win.

There is a person with a temperament that has got a problem. (LAUGHTER) So clever.Exceptionally talented. Thank you very much for that. We will await that big second debate in about four hours time. Should be a cracker. Three fours and counting -- hours. PK joins us for sport.I told you about Australia losing the cricket. Good news for Australians overseas - Nick Kyrgios beat the Belgian David Goffin to win the Japanese Open. He lost the first set and they were wondering whether or not he - when challenged - he might fall away. As he has done throughout the year. Not this time. He beat Goffin and that means he's won three tournaments this year and unto number 14 in the world with the top 10 in his sites. The ram -- sights. The camrations from Bathurst yesterday will continue on. Win Whincup launched an appeal after Timothy Davison's controversial win on Mount Panorama. The appeal is expected to be held next week. Whincup's team was livid. A time penalty, because of the incident meant he went back to 11th. Nico Rosberg'sed to victory at the Grand Prix with a drive that handed Messrs dethe third -- Mercedes the third straight win. Daniel Ricciardo is sixth, a week after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix and is third behind Rosberg and Hamilton in the Driver's Championship. Hamilton - much talk about him not being up to speed. Adelaide United had a draw in speed. Adelaide United had a draw in
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the A-League against the Jets. Look at the goals.Brown! My word! The Englishman! He has scored a stunner against the Victory in the FFA Cup. Takes to long. Another unforced error. Sniffing around. A tap-in surely! He makes no mistake. He rolls it in from outside the area. An early bid for the worst defensive bungle of the year so An early bid for the worst defensive
bungle of the year so far - they have only been going for one weekend. Turia Pitt completed the Hawaii Ironman some five years ago doctors said she would never walk again. 65% of her body was burned in that ultra marathon debacle where the bush five encroach -- bushfire encroached on the runners. She has got through and finished in 14 hours. Phenomenal feat there. Surely one of the most impressive athletic performances of the year by anyone. Truly amazing. Putting everything else into perspective this morning. She talks about, as you said, the special effort she has to make in terms of the - what she wears, the equipment she uses.It is difficult to control her boditime. Imagine doing that on the larva fields.I can't! Thank you very much.Vanessa? (LAUGHTER) Where are you?Here! Hello.Right beside me! What is what happening with the weather.Hot at the moment for those in Queensland. There is a change moving through the country at the moment. What a big swing. We have gusty winds. Sydney is up to 32, the hottest day since April. With the change we will see quite a bit snowfall in Tasmania, down the 500m tonight. The hot air over the interior, 38 in Mount Isa. Boult interior, 38 in Mount Isa.
Boult both showers about the south in NSW. . A wind warning. The change tonight.
to move through this afternoon into In Victoria, a bit of rain around the north-east. Showers come through this afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms and hail and gusty winds as well for parts of the coast. Tasmania - windy, but the warning has been cancelled. Rain across the state, but especially in the west. In South Australia, around the south-east, a few showers, mainly around the agriculture region. 16 for Adelaide. Frost this morning for parts of the Great Southern wheat belt in Western Australia. Warm days ahead for Perth. The Kimberly coast - hot, dry winds, severe fire levels for the region. A hot day. 30 for Alice Springs. Around the nation tomorrow:

Thank you very much. A special thank you to Ali who has been Thank you very much. A special thank
you to Ali who has been filling you to Ali who has been filling in fantastically for the last week and a bit. .Thank you to everybody! And this amazing production team behind the scenes that makes this go to air.The best broadcast team in Australia xmpj absolutely. That goss without saying. Virginia back tomorrow. We will leave you with a special gift - you get your own personal Frankenshakes.I don't think I should eat it. They don't look healthy.See you soon. Thank you. Back tomorrow.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today, Donald Trump defiant heading into the second presidential debate despite the storm over his comments about women.He's very apologetic about it and wants to move on to what's going to be a really important 30 days from now.

Treasurer Scott Morrison says a bid by Gina Rinehart for the Kidman cattle empire will still require foreign investment approval. An inquest begins in Sydney into the death of Phillip Hughes. Thousands remain without power after gale force winds lashed Victoria.

Hello and welcome to Mornings, I'm Joe O'Brien. Just on that story about the Phillip Hughes inquiry, that's due to get under way in about an hour's time but we are expecting a statement from Phillip Hughes' manager within the next few minutes. That's a statement on behalf of the family before that inquiry gets under way. We will cross live to Sydney as soon as that begins. A quick look at the weather first:

US Republican candidate Donald Trump is set to use today's second presidential debate to apologise again for those vulgar comments he made about women 1 years a -- 11 years ago. The debate will be Donald Trump's first major appearance since the tapes about groping women surfaced. Zoe Daniel is in St Louis where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head.The weight of expectation is on Donald Trump tonight. The question is what sort of tone will he take during