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Grave fears for a 21-year-old still critical from a punch to the back of the head at Surfers Paradise. Two more arrests in the hunt for the Istanbul nightclub shooter. And a quake off the coast of Fiji sends panic through the island's coastal cities.

Hello. Kathryn Robinson with aib. I've like to take you live to the one punch incident from Queensland Ambulance.A person allegedly assaulted by two younger persons, allegedly hit to the back of the head and fell to the ground. He sustained what we believe to be possibly a life threatening head injury. If we haven't got this message that one punch can kill, I'm not quite sure how else we can get it across other than what happened in this tragic case. You know, the, we need to remember that the brain is the supercomputer of the body. If you smash a laptop on the ground, the outside may be bruised but the inside is where the damage occurs. And you know, it can be that it will never work exactly right ever again. The - we've seen a few of these cases now in Queensland. It's time that it stops. REPORTER: What happened when the paramedics arrived?The paramedics were confronted with an unconscious youth. He was only 21 years of age. He appeared to have been severely assaulted with what we believe to be a very obvious enclosed head injury. Our high response unit, critical care paramedics, responded. We were on scene within six minutes. He was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition. REPORTER: He was seen straight away? The paramedics would have worked on him for a short while on scene, but he was transported urgently to GCUH. REPORTER: I understand there was a friend... ?I don't have any information on that, sorry. He was with a friend, I believe. REPORTER: How common is this for paramedics to come across at the moment?It's hard to deal with. And it's hard to reconcile for our officers, for the community, for everyone involved really. One case of a serious assault is going to affect this young man you know, possibly for the rest of his life. If he's lucky enough to survive. The officers involved, traumatic for then. Everyone - family, on all sides, it's tragic. And it's time that people started looking after each other when they're out and about and now engaging in this behaviour. REPORTER: What injuries did he suffer?At this stage all we're able to say it appears that he suffered an enclosed head injury. That is life threatening. You don't get much more serious than that. They're difficult to treat because it's inside the head and you need urgent intervention from a hospital, which is exactly what he's got. REPORTER: If he does survive, is he likely to have ongoing issues? How serious do you think?The ongoing health effects from a head injury - sometimes people can have none. More often people can have any number of neurological deficits that can affect your sight, your hearing, your mobility, your balance and for the rest of your life you have to live with that. REPORTER: Why isn't the message getting through. There's been campaigns around?I think there's a perception sometimes that surely you know, this won't happen to me, or in the heat of the moment people are still doing stupid things. The message has to get a I cross that you just can't do this. If you're the perpetrator in the same sense that you know, the act can affect a person's health for the rest of their lives, you could find yourself going to jail for the rest of your life as well as potentially it affects their lives as well. OK? Thank you. That is where we will leave that live press conference from Brisbane. The Queensland Ambulance Service speaking about the latest one punch attack on the Gold Coast at sur furs paradise where a 21-year-old sustain whatted he said was a life-threatening injury, an enclosed head injury, after he was hit and fell to the ground. He's surprised the message is not getting through, these one punch attacks can severely compromise someone's life. That was the Queensland Ambulance Service. The 115th US Congress has had a rocky start with Republicans reversing a boat after being lambasted by President-Elect Donald Trump. Democrats are vowing to keep Republicans and their leader accountable as a new era of conservative American politics begins.

It is my privilege to hand the gavel to the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Thank you.A New Year a new Congress. There is no sense of foreboding in this House. There's om the sense of potential.
(APPLAUSE) The Republican speaker declared a clean slate after a rocky start. In a brief basement meeting before heading to the chamber, GOP members reversed a controversial vote taken the night before to gut a congressional ethics watchdog. REPORTER: What was the Donald Trump tweet play in your decision this morning?I don't know it played any role in my decision, but maybe in others.The backflip came after a storm of bipartisan fury. The epicentre was Trump Tower. The move didn't fit with the Trump mantra of draining the Washington swamp. On Twitter he wrote:

It's not just congressional Republicans who are feeling the effects of the incoming President's relentless hectoring. For months Mr Trump singled out, criticised and threatened US manufactures planning to move operations abroad. Today some of those efforts seemed to have paid off. On the campaign trail, Mr Trump slammed car maker Ford for its decision to spend $1.6 billion on a new factory in Mexico. Today the company announced it's scrapping that plan and instead will expand its operations in Detroit, creating 700 new jobs in America. We're also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-Elect Trump and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue.Despite Mr Trump's victories, today congressional Democrats vowed to hold him and his party to account.Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter Presidency. But it may have to learn to live with one.

Turkish authorities have made two more arrests in relation to Istanbul's nightclub shooting but the gunman is still on the run. Security analysts believe he had combat experience, and his actions were likely directed by a jihadist group.

The 39 who were murdered early on New Year's Day are making their final journeys home. Hundreds mourn in Jordan, while in Israel the death of a 19-year-old devastated an entire town.

At the scene of the atrocity in Istanbul 200 gathered in a show of solidarity and to protest the terrorist attacks crippling Turkey's tourism industry. Tlans transthey want us to become accustomed -- they want us to become accustomed to grizzly attacks. I'm here to show they won't, I won't surrender to this violence.The attacker entered the nightclub and the owners were powerless to protect the party-goers inside and lucky to escape with their lives. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... TRANSLATION: He carried out a massacre. He was like a mad dog. As I fell, I couldn't see how many people were there or what it was. I saw an armed man who turned on me. More than a dozen have been taken into custody in connection with the attack, including two foreigners detained at Istanbul airport. Police have searched several properties in this neighbourhood, which is home to many central Asian immigrants. TRANSLATION: There could be traitors anywhere. It would make us sad if the attacker was in Central Asia. We love this country.The man in this selfie video is still the main suspect. Security experts say he's likely to have trained with terrorists in Syria. Thousands of heavily armed police are working around the clock to find him.

Police have foun the body of an 80-year-old man who failed to return from a fishing trip in the Shoalhaven region of NSW. Police say the man was not wearing a life jacket. Andrew Bell reports from the scene. The man went on on a fishing trip yesterday afternoon starting here on the creek as it meets a much larger body of water. When hoe had not returned home by night fall, a search involving police and SES volunteers at around 10 o'clock started. That yielded no results. By 1.30 it was suspended, resumed at 8:00am, and in a relatively short amount of time, a body was recovered. Earlier, police had said that they feared the man may have fallen out of his boat while fishing. Our investigations suggest that this time the man was not wearing a life jacket.This has been a horror season on the water, in NSW. Almost 20 people now have lost their lives while swimming or fishing. South Australia's opposition is calling on the State Government to set up a health hotline and provide free health checks for Port Augusta residents affected by an ash haze. Heavy rain caused the ash from the former power staths to blow across the city. SA Health says even though concentrations of toxic mettle yas in the dust are low, the ash could be harmful. Reporter Claire Campbell is following the story.For the past 18 months the State Government have said they have been successfully controlling the dust with temporary measures. It wasn't ub till the heavy rain that work became undone. There is a long-term solution, that involving covering the air area in soil, but it is 200 hectares of space. So it is expected to take 6 months but work on that is likely to begin this week. There are solutions in place. This was very unexpected, the State Government says but they are working on a solution.So what else has the State Environment Minister had to say about this? Well, yesterday he came out yesterday morning saying that the cause of this ash was due to privatisation of the state's electricity, which was some 0 years ago. But later yesterday afternoon he released a second statement saying that it was totally unacceptable, the situation going on in Port Augusta and a solution needed to be found. He's currently travelling to Port Augusta as we speak, to meet with company representatives to work on that long-term solution, to assess the situation and try to find some answers. So he will obviously have more to say later on. In the interim, what are the immediate and longer term health implications for people living or working in the affected areas?Well, we don't really know yet. Residents are certainly concerned. SA Health came out yesterday saying that there was some concern that the ash could have some toxic parts to it. But to that level, we don't know. SA Senator Nick Xenophon came out with freedom of information documents this morning which reveal the ash is incredibly toxic, so much so that it can't be buried in landfill. There's a lot of questions that need to be answered. We will try to find out more.
Thank you for the update. The Australian Medical Association is calling for a national real-time firearms register to reduce gun violence. The Sporting Shooters Association says the AMA's proposal is unnecessary, because there are state-based registries. But the peak medical group says the state systems are not effective in reducing firearm incidents. The AMA says there needs to be a central database where authorities such as hospitals can access firearm information.When it comes to matters of public health issues, we believe we have a responsibility to speak out, a foremost responsibility. Public ownership of guns in the community is a risk to public health. For that reason we feel we have a duty and obligation to speak on this matter. The evidence is clear. Since the 1996 firearms agreement the number of deaths by guns in the community have significantly reduced, more than halved. There's been over a million guns handed back for various amnesties over that period. We are the ones who have to, my colleagues in EDr the ones who deal with the effects, the trauma, the carnage that is brought on by illicited gun use in the community and even in the cases where the majority of the cases of accidents by gun are, you know, through suicides and that is the significant majority of the cases and that's mental health issues that we all have to deal with. I think we really qualified because of everyday exposure to this area. Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm dismissed the idea as pointless.They say there's somewhere between 260,000 and six million illegal guns, they say in their release. The registries keep track of the ones that are known about, of which there are many millions. How does it help to have a national registry of guns and they're already registered state by state and working towards an interchange of information between the states, so they're sharing information - how will that help with up to 6 million 6 million guns? It's an irrational comment. I think it betrayed the doctor's union ought to stick to fixing up bodies. New Zealand had a registry of guns and abandoned it, Canada did the same. It doesn't achieve anything. Crimes are guns are committed primarily by unregistered guns. Former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton defended his involvement in an ugly confrontation outside a Perth court. Senator cull cull says he was ambushed -- Culleton says he was ambushed by former WA State Liberal MP Anthony Fells. The ABC understands Mr Fells was trying to serve the Senator with court documents. The Senator says he needed to go to hospital for treatment after being knocked to the ground. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck south-west of Suva in Fiji. The US geological survey says it struck 284km south-west at a depth of 17km. There were fears a sun -- tsunami could be caused and a threat message was issued but has been withdrawn. There are been no reports of damage but office buildings were evacuated. Aid worker Susan Slattery was working at the headquarters in Suva of the Red Cross when it struck.We were evacuated out of our office, pa particularly those around the low lying areas. So the warning has passed. So people started to move back to their officers. You can see a lot of movement and sound behind me. But yes, the whole city was on the move. So there are levels of earthquakes in and around Fiji fairly often, but this level of earthquake is unusual and certainly this close to the main islands is unusual and having the rul tant tsunami warning is not common. I've been here for a year. This is, this is probably the third tsunami warning I had in Suva in that time.

A minor earthquake struck south of Sydney this morning with a magnitude of 3.9, it hit west of Appin and was felt as far away as Wollongong. It is unlikely to have caused major damage. Geoscience Australia said residents recorded rattling windows and objects falling. Overseas. Britain's Ambassador to the EU has resigned months before he was due to play a key role in Brexit talks. Sir Ivan Rogers was the UK's most senior diplomat at the EU. He recently injoked the ire of some MPs after privately warning a post Brexit trade deal could take a decade. Supporters of the split from the union are rejoicing at the news, but political commentators say his experience and expertise will be hard to replace. France will go to the polls in May to choose a new President in an election that is widely predicted to see the country move to the right. With the incumbent Francois Hollande deciding not to run for a second term. The deeply divided Socialist Party will pick its candidate later this month. With only a few weeks until the socialist primaries in France, there is hard campaigning. A former Prime Minister wants to convince the French left to pick him. TRANSLATION: I have one goal for France. I want to unite. I'm ready. I have experience. Whether Valls will toast his success will depend on whether he can beat the six competitors and distance himself from his unpopular former boss, Francois Hollande. Whoever wins the nomination, most analysts agree the socialists are in bad shape and will struggle to attract voters. The socialists have two problems. One is that they are exhausted after almost five years in a difficult economic time. The second is they are very divided.In November, the former Finance Minister quit the socialist government to runned a an independent. Socially liberal he was initially dismissed by some as being inexperienced but he En Marche movement is gaining momentum. TRANSLATION: And now your responsibility is to go everywhere to France with this message and to win. Also in November, the conservative republican party chose another former Prime Minister as their nominee. He wants major economic reform. He dismisses multiculturalism and eroding French identity. He takes a tough line on immigration and Islam. TRANSLATION: Radical Islam is undermining our fellow Muslim citizens. It takes them hostage. They hate what we are, so I will tell you I will fight them without respite. His message has resonated with voters fed up with years of high unemployment, open borders and a series of attacks which killed many. Opinion polls predict Fillon will make it to the second round to face the National Front leader Marine Le Pen. In Africa Kenya doubled its energy capacity in five years. What is most impressive is the fact that about 60% of electricity generated comes from renewables. In Australia only roughly 14% comes from green power. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more. Beneath Hell's Gate National Park, 3km underground are vast reserves of natural heat. About 26 wells that supply this power plant to be able to achieve 105 megawatts.Geothermal power plants provide all-up about 60% of the grid, it's renewables.If that is not leadership -- leadership, I don't know what else could be called it. We are leading in that side. This energy is not just from one source but from geothermal, from hydrovershgs wind.6 years ago only 25% of the population had access to electricity. Today it's more than half. Many of the projects have been funded by the World Bank.We have been a strong supporter of geothermal since 1971 to date. In between we are financing hydros, we have financed all the hydroprojects in Kenya.Kenya is the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa, the 8th largest globally. In contrast more than 80% of Australia's electricity comes from fossil fuels.From Australia, and others, still depending on coal and other sources that pollute the environment, we would encourage them to look at ways of increasing the capacity that they can get from green energy.There are still millions of Kenyans who don't have access to electricity. Despite that, kaen ya's state-owned generating company is determined to continue its push into renewables, and become a world leader in clean green energy.

Back home now. For many families hundreds of dollars in utility bills every month can really add up. But there is a way to save money, without sacrificing your lifestyle. ABC News Breakfast Finance Presenter Del Irani had a bilby bill guide to lowering your expenses and keeping more cash. Think about all the spending your household will do. Summer travel, holiday activities for kids, back to school supplies. The list seems endless. So, before those expenses hit, it's a good time to review your spending and see how your household budget is doing.

Something as simple as turning off appliances when they are not being used can save you hundreds of dollars.
These figures are a guide.

If you switch off a game console, save $193 a year. Use a clothes line instead of a cier one a year, which could save you $79. Perhaps the best advice - I can't stress this enough - buy energy-efficient appliances. The energy rating label is a mandatory comparison requiredly law. You can find it on all new appliances. Pay attention to it. Here is why.

You kaled save $50 a year on a five-star rating washing machine.

We went to the experts for the savings on phones.Sometimes bundles can look attractive. There are lots of people who are probably saving. But we urge consumers to look at all the inclusions to make sure they are going to use them and not paying for something that they're not going to use.Perhaps the best advice that anyone can give you is to shop around. Some people fall victim to the lazy tax. Which means they're not switching, not looking around. They can be saving money. Do your research.

Make a note of any agreement you sign up for. Hopefully the next time you receive that bill, you could be plez sanltly surprised. you receive that bill, you could be
plez sanltly surprised. In the UK, vinyl is at the highest of sales in 25 years boosted by a new generation of record collectors who buy the albums but may not play them. Most people these days listen to music via streaming sites like Spotify, but increasingly they buy records in their physical format as collectors items.

(MUSIC PLAYS) Led Zep 2, classic album.For Phil Barton there is no debate. Music sounds better when it comes on a 12-inch disc. But as a business it's been tough. However, things have begun to change. Listen. Ten years ago I'd give you the keys to the shop. I will say I can't make money. So I didn't realise this stuff would be hanging around. David Bowie was the biggest seller last year. Prince was in the top ten, along with Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac and the Beatles.

It's worth putting this into some context. Imagine that each of these records represents a million sales. The BPI says if you add in streaming, digital downloads, CDs, about 123 albums were sold last year. The number of vinyl albums sold - 3 million. But both are warfed by the real titan - streaming.There are 45 billion streams. It's not recorded in music in a physical format as we know it.But it is felt that streaming can help younger listeners to eventually try the hard stuff. (A lot of people at uni buy vinyls. Do they?Yes. They do. Don't they? They do.However, for some, this was an entirely new experience. (It's massive. Look at it. What's that like, 12 inches? Like a pizza. It is like a pizza.It goes on the thing that goes around. The circle. The spinning thing.You have never touched or handled this ever?No. It's a first. # From way back where you know... Draket world's most streamed artist has issued his back catalogue on vinyl after discovering they were booing bootlegged but for fans of Bieber and the other kings of streaming this way of listening is ancient history. Now a quick look at the weather.

These are the top stories on aib. The New Year in Washington is off to a rocky start. In Congress, House Republicans backflipped on a decision to strip an inindependent watchdog of its power hours after they voted for it. President-Elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise the move, which prompted an emergency meeting and a quick change of course by the Republicans. One punch attack on the Gold Coast overnight, has left a man in hospital with serious injuries. Police say the 21-year-old was punched from behind and hit his head on the pavement. Police are speaking to two teenage boys, 15 and 16, over the assault. Turkish police have reportedly detained two foreigners Istanbul's airport in connection with the attack that killed 39 on New Year's Day. A state-run newsagency says police checked the pair's phone and luggage before they were taken away. At least 16 people are thought to have been detained but the gunman remains at large. Residents of the main Fijian island of Viti Levu are moving down from higher ground. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake triggered fears of a tsunami. There's be no reports of damage or injury. US President-Elect Donald Trump has set his sites on the American car industry by firing off a series of accusatory tweets. Mr Trump is criticising GM Motors for importing one of its models from Mexico and is threatening to impose a big border tax on them. A few hours later the car giant Ford announced it was cancelling plans for a plant in Mexico, saying it would invest instead in the US. Not yet the President, but the new way of doing business is clear. If Donald Trump has something on his mind, you will read about it in a tweet. Or two. Today out of nowhere, it with uz the executives of GM getting a kicking from the President-Elect.

That left the American car giants scrambling for a response. The company pointed out that the model is made in Ohio, while the car is built in megs coand that's for the global market, although yes, 4, 500 had made their way to American dealerships. This is the issue that Donald Trump made his own in the campaign. We are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. Our jobs are going to Mexico. He's not giving up on it. With no US corporation immune from the naming and shaming. It seems to be yielding results. Today Ford announced its plan to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico was being shelved, and instead an existing plant in Michegan would be expanded creating 700 new jobs. The CEO admitted it was largely down to Trump policies.The announced we are making of $700 million investment here on the Flat Rock Michigan plant, and adding 700 jobs, one of the factors we put into it was the more favourable US business environment we see under President-Elect Trump.Bullying by tweet scored another victory for the President-Elect. He rounded on Republicans for wanting to strip Congress' independent ethics committee of its powers.

After this tweet, as House republicans gathered for the opening session of Congress, word came out they'd abandoned their plan. Democrats warned this couldn't be Presidency by tweet. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter Presidency.The Republicans had wanted to show unity of purpose today, but at times looked more united with the Democrats oen the other side. With this PR disaster, they seem to have hit the ground stumbling. It's been a tragic start to summer. In the past fortnight 21 people have drowned, mostly in NSW and with Australians flocking to the beaches for their holidays, the risks increase. Oliver Munson is from Surf Lifesaving NSW and says people need to take responsibility for their own safety. It's been very tragic. In NSW we've had 17 drownings in ten days. P of which have been coastal. Unfortunately, many of these have also been inland waterways and yeah, we're out here to spread the message and make sure people stay safe. The greatest concern is people are not understanding the risks. We are imploring people to swim at patrolled locations, making sure they swim between the flags and where possible try to swim with a friend. We're seeing people that aren't swimming between flags, that aren't necessarily aware of the dangers when they are around the water and this is just generally a case of education. Making sure that people are aware of the dangers when they go to the water. There has to be a sense of self-responsibility. We can't have life guards and life savers at every beach. You can't have people at every lake, every river, every pool. So we're asking people to really make sure they are aware of the dangers before they enter any body of water, whether that be the ocean, lakes, rivers or a swimming pool, make sure they are aware of dangers and ideally seek supervision. Supervision at the beaches, from life guards and life safers or ideally from parents, around any body of water, especially pools and where children are involved. In Indonesia, the captain of a tourist ferry has been arrested after his boat caught fire on New Year's Day killing 40 people. The Zahro Express was carrying nearly 250 people from Jakarta to a resort island when it caught fire. Jakarta police say Captain Mohamad Nali is accused of continuing to sail despite knowing the passenger numbers far exceeded the 100 listed on his manifest. He is facing up to ten years' prison if convicted. Australian woman Sara Connor, accused of murdering a Bali policeman, says she's worried she won't receive a fair hearing in Bali. She's accused of helping her boyfriend David Taylor kill policeman Wayan Sudarsa on a beach in August. She will give evidence next week. She says she's concerned about Indonesia's legal system.Very disappointed it's taking so long. I can't wait until everything is over and done and the truth finally comes out. I hope - I'm worried. It's a completely different legal system. But I believe, I want to believe that the judge also be fair and they will judge by the facts and by the evidence and not by other influences and other pressures. Well, 2016 was a grim year for Chicago in the US state of Illinois. It saw more violence than any other major American city in the past year. The number of homicides passed 700 for the first time in nearly two decades, stunning police. But authorities are hoping to reverse the trend in 2017. In Chicago, the year began as usual, with fresh bloodshed. A few hours after the windy city celebrated the dawn of 2017, police fielded reports of two men in a gunfight in the city's comparatively safe north side. Both later died. 2016 in Chicago is the year of the renegade. Yo u have so many guys out here trying to prove a point, by killing people here in Chicago, it's totally out of control. Hours earlier, protesters bore crosses for every person killed here in 2016. Chicago's deadliest year in nearly two decades. More than 4300 people were shot here in 2016, in 76 -- 762 were killed.The mentality that you'd rather see police catch you with a gun than for your rival to catch you without it, that is a bizarre world. The murder rate in America's third largest city is worse than the two biggest cities - New York and LA - combined. It's left many residents physically and mentally scarred. Someone can be on the side of your house dead at any time. It's scary. It's scary. When you get out your car, or you walk from a bus stop, will you be the next victim? She's hardly alone. A North Western University study showed women showed the trauma experienced by rez denteds of war zones.Many of the women participating in this study were reporting traumatic experiences and symptoms of trauma. That was coming up time and time again. Since 2001 there have been more than 8,000 murders in Chicago, killing more Americans than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The longest a city went over the past year without a fatal shooting was four days. Yet police stops and arrests have dramatically stopped, so as shootings have risen, police have grown less aggressive. Chicago's last police chief say police are stepping back after furore over McDonald being shot 16 times a as he walked from police with a knife in hand.Officers are under attack, that's how they feel. In this environment, and they're not going to put themselves and their families in jeopardy. Unless something changes in the coming year, the combination of increased shootings and relaxed enforcement does not bode well for America's most vie lents major city in 2017. An annoted decision of Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf has become a best seller in Germany despite some book stores refusing to stock it. The new edition is the first reprint in Germany since the Second World War. It's sold 85,000 copies since it was released a year ago, after a 70-year copyright on the text expired. The edition fees explanatory comments alongside the original text t which highlights Hitler's errors and propaganda. The sales may not reflect an upsurge in pro-Nazi sentiment. Most have been to libraries and academics.

to libraries and academics.
Peter Montie -- Monteah joins me. For those in -- Monteath joins me. For those in Germany, it is available. In the age of the internet you can't block a access to a text like that.What do you know of the reprinted version from a year ago that comes from an notations? What can we learn from it?I think the main aim of this an know Tated jerion is edge -- annotated version puts the original version of Mein Kampf in context. It allows the editors to add critical commentary, to point to mistakes, to talk about the broader historical circumstances. These are all great tools for educators and for students and that was the main goal of the exercise. I guess the issues were surrounding the new publication, might help make Hitler's ied lodge socially acceptable and the warnings that come with this republished edition could be easily ignored.Yes, and those misgivings are understandable. They have been around for a while because this suggestion of republishing Mein Kampf has been around for some time. But on balance I think the right decision has been made. I think this is good because it places Mein Kampf in context. That was the main argument. That sure, there might be doubts about the value of an unannotated version, but this goes that extra step and makes sure the reader is now given the context that the book needs.The sales, 85,000, have propelled it to a best seller. Who is buying the book?We don't know details about that. We know the institute which did the editorial work has been surprised by the volume of sales. When they first released it last year they did a print run of 4,000. It's up to several print runs and 85,000 sales. My guess is that these are Germans who have a first -- thirst for historical knowledge. Had they just wanted to access Mein Kampf pure t original text, they could have done so. What they have done is wait for this annotated edition, which suggests to me they're as interested in the annotations as in the original text snrchlt what about the concerns surround --What about the concerns around the era of terrorism we live in. Do you hold the argument that it is a good reproduction in light of the education that it brings us, despite the fact that we're seeing terror abroad, an upsurge towards right-wing nationalistic agenda that could feed into that sentiment when it's taken to the extreme?If anything I think it means that it's all the more important to consider something like this critically. I'm not as concerned as some about the abuse of this toks t. It's been around for a long time. Putting it in this condition simply means it gives people the opportunity to read the original and put it in its context. I don't think it is going to feed into the rise of populism and neofascism in the way in people fear.Do you think this is the sort of text, the annotated or rewritten or critiqued texts should be taught in Australian schools to give a European historical perspective? Well, there is talk of that. There's talk that this German edition now will be translated into French and English, and that would be fine. I know that already teachers like myself use English translations of the original Mein Kampf and have few reservations about doing that. So if it comes about that this annotated version comes available in English, that's great. I would be happy to use it. Professor Peter Monteath, modern European history at Flynn eders University, thank -- Flinders University, thank you for speaking to us. This week France bake the latest country to pass reforms aimed at boosting rates of organ donation. It means consent the presumed, unless someone has signeden on to opting out. Advocates of organ donation want to see the same policy here. Pip Corby had a double lung transplant 15 years ago enabling her to complete a half marathon recently.I think it's great to be here in Australia. There will be a couple of reservations. I was reading about it last night. Some of the families are totally against, would be against organ donation, though the person themselves might want to do it, or whether it's compulsory. But also with having had a double lung transplant, there is a lot of management that happens after the transplant. So it's not a cure, it's, it has kept me alive, I wouldn't be here without it, but I go in and see the doctors every 3 months, I'm on medication, I have to be very wary of the people I'm around and picking up germs. There is a whole process around looking after me after I've had my double op transplant. That would need to be considered. I was born in cystic fibrosis. I wasn't diagnosed - everyone who has CF is generally diagnosed when born, but I wasn't diagnosed until I was 9. And then I grew up with CF and doing daily physio and medication around the age of 29, I actually got pneumonia and declined quickly. So I was listed for a double lung transplant and was lucky enough to only wait a couple of months. It's a wonderful, amazing gift. Yeah, I wouldn't be here talking right now without it. Well w so much hasty shopping over the festive season, many are now back in the stores returning unwanted goods. Manager of Consumer Policy for Choice, Sarah Agar, says, many people are not clear of their rights when it comes to asking for a refund.August Australians can rely on legal protections in consumer law when shopping. These consumer guarantees don't apply in case wheres you have changed your mind or decided you don't like a product. But if you buy something that's faulty, you have the right to request a free repair, replacement o a refund. And this applies with gifts as well as with things that you buy for yourself. If a product has a major fault, something that means you can't use it in the way it was designed, or you wouldn't have even bought the product if you'd known, then you have the right to request a remedy of your choice. So you can is ask for a refund in those circumstances. If the fault is minor, though, and can be easily fictioned, then the retailer or the manufacture still has to provide you with a remedy, but they get to choose which one. Under the law the consumer has the right to approach either the retailer or manufacture if they have a faulty product and they want to request a remedy. Warrantees, extended warrantees and the consumer guarantee rights, all apply alongside each other. But while a warrantee will apply for a specific set time period, the consumer guarantee rights will often apply above and beyond that. Basically, your consumer guarantee rights will apply for the reasonable life span of the product. So if you have bought, say a very expensive TV, and the manufacture's warranty is two years f it frills after that point, you may still have rights under the consumer guarantees. Boxing is looking to entice new young participants with a modified form of the sport focusing on skill and accuracy over causing harm. Boxtag is being billed as a safer, injury-free form of boxing for a concussion-wary era. It looks a lot like boxing. But it's something quite different altogether. More like Februarysing. The skill element is there, but the danger element is removed.Boxing coaches and am Democratics have spent roughly a decade working on this new low-impact form of the sport. It's called Boxtag.It's real playful strike and move and quite challenging and exhausting.Boxers where electrified shirts that record the punches landed. Head gear is worn but head shots are not allowed. Low impact gloves reduce the impact. It's the idea of a version where there's clearly no intent to harm. There's a per corruption that boxing is dangerous. And I think we can address that. I think it could be beneficial.Plenty of boxing gyms are thriving but the number of boxers registered with Boxing Australia is around 2,000 only. Many involved in conventional boxing say new ideas is welcome.Anything for boxing is good. People that box-fit stuff, that gets peechl interested in the sport.But young boxers say the physicality of the sport is what they love.Fighting, I guess, just fighting.It gets full-on, odd blood nose, but it's good.While boxtag has been trialed in half a dozen gyms in the ACT and NSW, advocates say it can take offle.The availabilities is a bit limited and it's pretty expensive while it's in this situation. So I think reducing the costs of some of the technologies that are involveside one element. They're confident boxingsing can trief without the knock-outs. To cricket. Australia is pushing ahead in the third test at the SCG against Pakistan. A short time ago the Aussies were 5/480. Debutant Hilton cart Wright was give an life, but boulted by Khan after a small inside edge. Earlier opening batsman Matt Renshaw was dismissed for 184, and out to Imran Khan after playing on to his stumps. Han Han Han is out there, a few short -- Peter Handscomb is out there, together with WadeT Aussies are two-up and are looking for a clean sweep. The rest of the sporting news now. The sixers are doing well. But I think probably Brisbane Heat will be disappointed. This was at the Gabba with the SCG out of action. The Heat cored 186, which o they would have been happy with. The Sixers made short work of that. Hughes, elegant shot-making. He's been in good form, smashing the ball. He did it again last night. Then would you know it, ex-national keeper Brad Hadyn got 32 off 13. A couple of sixes. The Sixers won. Heat missed the chance there. Can the Sixers showed they're not to be ruled out. It's all wide open. Now to the tennis. Australia's out of contention for the finals in the Hopman?Yes a shame, especially since Nick Kyrgios is in good form. He did his best. He won in straight sets last night. They are playing the Czech Remember lake -- Czech Republic. There's the men's, Women's Singles and the shortened mixed doubles. Nick Kyrgios shrugged off the knee injury, being his usual cheeky self and dominating and won comfortably. Unfortunately Gavrilova went down in three sets which took her to the mixed doubles. Despite tricky shots from Nick Kyrgios, they weren't able to get across the line in the doubles. That means Australia is in this, but they won't get to the finals. The USA are there. The next game for Australia is against the USA. A good hit out for them ahead of the open. Sticking with tennis. Some of 2 big stars are heading down under. Rafa has been in action in Brisbane? Everyone on this show is a big fan of Nadal. Not sure why, but he's... You're not?I sort of am, but I think his days may be passed.A big call.You heard it here first.And last perhaps.But look, he said he's been fighting off jet lag. He wasn't feeling too strong. But he managed to win 6-3, 6-3. He's not in that bad a form. He was taken on the Ukrainian last night. But there's other stars down under. Roger Federer made an appearance at the Hopman. And Stan Warwri in, ka will be in Brisbane. And Angelique Kerber will take on the home-town girl Ash BartiF you want to put a bet on for the Open, or because you love your tennis, there's lots of great tennis matches. A great time of year. Thank you. A two-year-old boy has saved his twin brother from a falling chest of drawers in the United States. Bowdy and Brock were playing on top of the dresser when it toppled, trapping Brock underneath. Bod -- Bowdy franticly tries to free his brother until Brock rolls to safety. Their parents posted it as a warning. There have been a series of toddler deaths in the United States because of furniture not properly fastened to walls. Time now nor the latest weather.

Thick cloud remaining over the tropics in the north-western, and an active monsoon is in the north-west. Over tropical Queensland a trough and weaker low are producing heavy rain storm and strong winds. A trough is drawing hot winds to the west coast.

Lighter falls in the east of Victoria and the east of SA.

There have been busy scenes at London Zoo as the park begins its stocktake of more than 18,000 animals T zoo is required by law to count the animals but says it's an opportunity to analyse the success of breeding programs for more than 700 species. The penguins were keen to hell wp the count, but the critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs were less useful. That is the latest from aib. I'm Kathryn Robinson.

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Grave fears for a 21-year-old, still critical from a punch to the back of the head at Surfers Paradise.If we haven't got this message out that one punch can kill, I'm not quite sure how else we can get it across. It is going to affect this young man possibly for the rest of his life if he is lucky enough it survive.The President-elect wields his Twitter power and the Republican Congress back down on a move against a Washington ethics watchdog. Two more arrests in the hunt for the Istanbul nightclub shooter. And a quake off the coast of Fiji sends panic through the island's coastal cities.

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