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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.

Hello. Kathryn Robinson with ABC News. Emergency services are again warning of the dang Geof of one-punch attacks as a 21-year-old lays in a critical condition in hospital after an altercation with two teenagers on the Gold Coast overnight. Police say the 21-year-old was punched from behind in Surfers Paradise and fell and hit his head on the pavement. It is the second one-punch attack at Surfers Paradise in recent months. Queensland Ambulance Services say his injuries are as serious as they can get.If we haven't got this message out that one punch can kill, I'm not quite sure how we can get it across other than what's happened in this tragic case. We need to remember that the brain is the super computer of the body. If uf a he got a laptop and you smashed it on the ground, the outside might be a bit battered and bruised but the inside part is where the damage occurs, and it can be that it will never work exactly right ever again. We've seen a few of these cases no you in Queensland and it's time that it stops. Look, 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 - it's going to affect this young man possibly for the rest of his life if he lucky enough to survive, and the officers involved, it is traumatic for them - everyone's family, on all sides of this, it's just tragic, and it's time that people started looking after each other when they're out and about and not engaging in this behaviour. At this stage all we're able to say is that it appears he suffered an enclosed head injury which is life-threatening. You don't get much more serious than that. They are difficult to treat because it's inside the head and you need urgent intervention from a hospital which is exactly what he has gotten. The 115th US Congress has had a rocky start with Republicans reversing a vote after being lambasted by President-elect Donald Trump. Democrats are vowing to keep Republicans and their leader accountable as a new era of conservative politics begins in America. Stephanie March reports.It is now privilege to hand the gavel to the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.Thank you very much.A new year, a new Congress.There is no sense of foreboding in this House today, only the sense of potential. The Republican Speaker declaring a clean slate after a rocky start N 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 role did Donald Trump's tweet play in your decision this morning?I don't know that it played any role in my decision, but Ma ib in some other's.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 has singled out, criticised and threatened US manufacturers who are planning to move their operations abroad, and today some of those efforts seem to have paid off. On the campaign trail, Mr Trump slammed car maker, Ford, for its decision to spend $1.6 billion US 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 as victories, today Congressional Democrats vowed to hold him and his party to account. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters perish shoe. 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 ah rss 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. Europe correspondent James Glenday reports.CHANTING.The 39 who were murdered early on New Year's Day are making their final journeys home. Hundreds mourn Nara in Jordan, while in, the death of Layan Nasser, 19 years old, has devastated an entire town.(Weeping) At the scene of the atrocity in isistan bull, around 200 people gathered in a show of solidarity and to protest the terrorist attacks that are crippling Turkey's tourism industry.TRANSLATION: They want us to become accustomed to grisly attacks. I'm here to show I will not surrender to this violence.This security camera vision shows the moment the attacker entered the Reina nightclub. The owners were paralysed to protect those inside and luck why I to escape with their lives.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 just saw an armed man who turned on me.More than a dozen people have been taken into custody in connection with the attack, including two foreigners who were detain at Istanbul Airport. Police have also searched several properties in this neighbourhood which is home to many Central Asian immigrants.TRANSLATION: There could be traitors anywhere, but it would make us very sad if the attacker was from Central Asia, because we love this country.The man in this selfie video is still the main suspect. Security experts say he is likely to have trained with terrorists in is irya. Thousands of heavily armed police are working around the clock to find him. Police are found the body of an # 0-year-old man who failed to return from a fishing trip in the Shoalhaven region of NSW yesterday. Police say the man was not wearing a life jacket. Andrew Bell reports from the scene near Bewong.The man had gone out on a fishing trip yesterday afternoon, starting here on Bewong Creek, just as it meets a much larger body of water. When he hadn't returned home by nightfall, the alarm was raised. A search started involving police and State Emergency Services is volunteers, at around about 10 o'clock. Thampblingts yielded no results. By 1.30, it was suspended, resumed at 8 o'clock this morning and in a relatively short am 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 New South Wales. Lnl 20 people now have lost their lives while swimming or fishing. Andrew Bell with that report. South Australia's Opposition is calling on the State Government to set up a health hotline and provide free health checks for Port Augusta resident as effected by an ash haze. Heavy rain last week as caused the ash from the former Port Augusta Power Station to blow across the city and SA Health says even though concentrations of toxic metals in the dust are low, the ash could be harmful. Reporter Claire Campbell is following the story.For the past 18 months they have, what the State Government says have been successfully controlling that dust with temporary measures and as you mentioned, it wasn't until the heavy rain last week that all of that work came undone. There is a long-term solution in place and that involves covering the area in soil and revegetating the area, but it is 200 hectares worth of space, so he it is expected to take about six months, but work on that is likely to begin this week. So there are solutions in place. This was very unexpected. The State Government says, yes, but they are working on a solution.Claire, what else has the State Environment Minister had to say about this? Well, yesterday he came out - yesterday morning he came out saying that the cause of this ash was due to the privatisation of the State's electricity which was some 20 years ago, but later yesterday afternoon, he released a second statement saying that it was totally unacceptable, the situation that was going on in Port Augusta, and a solution needed to be found. He is currently #2r568ing to Port Augusta as we speak, to meet with company representatives, to work on that long-term solution, to assess the situation and troo I to find some answers.So he would obviously have more to say later on this afternoon. In the interim, what are the immediate and longer-term health implications for people living and working in affected areas?Well, we don't really know yet. (Yellow) Residents are certainly concerned. SA Health came out yesterday saying there was some concern that the ash could have some toxic parts to it, but just to what level we don't know. The South Australian senator Nick Xenophon came out this morning with some Freedom of Information documents which reveal that the ash is incredibly toxic, so much so that it can't even be buried in landfill, so there is a lot of questions that still need to be answered and we certainly will try to find out more. Claire Campbell, many thanks 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 da the ta base where authorities, such as hospitals, can access firearm matters
information.When it comes to matters of public health issue, we believe we have a role and a responsibility to speak out - in fact, a foremost responsibility. Public ownership of guns in the community is a risk to public health and for that reason we feel we have a duty and an obligation to speak on this matter. The evidence is clear. Since the gun - the 1996 firearms agreement, the number of deaths by guns in the community have significantly reduced, more than halved. There has been over a million guns handed back through various amnesties over that period of time. We are the ones who have to - my colleagues in ED are the one whose deal with the effects, the trauma, the carnage that is brought on by illicited gun use in the community, and in fact even in the cases where the majority of cases of accidents by gun are through suicides, and that is the Sigma jort of the cases, and that's a mental health issue that we all have to deal with, so I think we are really qualified because of our everyday exposure to this area.And Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has dismissed the idea as pointless. In their release they say there is somewhere between 260,000 and 6 million illegal guns. Obviously the registries in each State only keep track of the ones that are known about, of which there are many millions, of course, so how does it help to have a national registry of guns, and they are already registered State by State and they are working towards an interchange of information between the states so he that they are sharing information - how will that help with up to 6 million illegal guns? It makes no sense. It is an irrational comment. I think what it portrays is that the doctors' union doesn't know anything about guns mpl They really ought to stick to fixing up bodies. New Zealand had a registry 6 guns and abandoned it. Canada had a registry of guns and they abandoned it. It doesn't achieve anything. Crimes are committed primarily by unregistered guns.Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton has defended his involvement in an ugly confrontation outside a Perth court. Senator Culleton says he was ambushed when leaving a bankruptcy hearing, by former WA State Liberal MP, Anthony Fels. The ABC understand Mr Fels was trying to serve Senator Culleton with court documents. The senator says he needed to go to hospital for treatment, after being knocked to the ground in the scuffle. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck south-west off the Fijian capital, Suva. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck 284km south-west of the city at a depth of 17km. There were fears a tsunami could be caused and a threat message was issued for Fiji, but has since been withdrawn. There have been no reports of damage in Fiji, but office buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Aid worker Susan Slattery was working at the headquarters of the Red Cross in Suva when the earthquake struck.We were evacuated out of our office, as was pretty much everybody in Suva, particularly those in the low-lying areas of Suva, and so the warning has just passed and people have started to move back into their offices and homes, but you can still see quite a lot of movement and sound behind me, but certainly the whole city is on the move. There are some level of earthquakes in and around Fiji fairly constantly or fairly often, but this level is unusual and certainly this close to the main island is unusual and having the resultant tsunami warning is not common. I've been here for just over one year and this is probably about the third tsunami warning I've had in Suva in that entire time.Britain's ambassador to the EU has resigned just months before he was due to play a key role in Brexit talks. Sir Ivan Rogers was the most senior diplomat at the European Union. He recently invoked 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 news of his resignation, but political commentators say his experience and expertise will be hard to replace. Well, France will go to the polls to choose a new President in an election that is widely predicted to see the country move to the roo ith right. With the incumbent Francois Hollande deciding not to run for a second term, the deeply divided Socialist Party will tick its candidate for the race later this month. With only a few weeks until the Socialist primaries in France, Manuel Valls is campaigning hard. The former prime minister wants to convince the French Left to pick him as their presidential candidate. TRANSLATION: I have one goal for France - I want to unite. I'm ready. I have experience.Whether Vals will be toasting his success will depend on if he can beat the six other competitors and distance himself from his deeply unpopular former boss, President 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 power in a very difficult economic time. The second one one is that there are -- they are very divided and that's their weakness today.In November, former Finance Minister Emmanuel Macron quit the Socialist government to run as an independent. Socially liberal and pro-business, he was initially dismissed by some as being inexperienced, but his enmooche movement is gaining momentum.TRANSLATION: And now your responsibility is to go everywhere in France with this message and to win!Also in November, the Conservative Republic party chose Francois Fillon as their presidential nominee. Another former prime minister, Fillon wants major economic reform. He dismisses multiculturalism as eroding French identity, and takes a tough line on immigration and Islam.TRANSLATION: Radical Islam is undermining our fellow Muslim citizens. It infiltrates them, takes them hostage. They hate what we are, so I will tell you I will fight them without respite.Fillon's message has resonated with voters fed up with years of high unemployment, open borders, and a series of attacks with I have killed many. Opinion polls predict Fillon will make it to the second round to face the National Front leader, Marine Le Pen. To Africa and Kenya has doubled its energy capacity in just 5 years. What's most impressive about this is the fact that about 60% of the electricity generated, comes from renewable sources. Here in Australia, only roughly 14% of the grid comes from green power. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more. Beneath Hell's Gate National Park, 3km underground, a are vast reserves of natural heat.There are about 26 wells that supply this power plant, to be able to achieve. Geothermal power plants provide close to a third of Kenya's electricity, and all up, about 60% of the grid is renewables.I think if that's not leadership, I don't know what else could be called leadership, so we are leading on that side and this enj I is not just from one source of the grid, it's from geothermals, hydro and wind. Six years ago, only about 25% of the population had access to electricity. Today it's more than half and many of these projects have been funded by the World Bank.We have been a strong supporter of geothermals since 1971 to date, but also in between we have financed hydros, we have financed all the land hydro projects in Kenya.Kenya is the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa and the 8th largest globally. In contrast, more than 80% of Australia's electricity comes from fossil fuels. For Australia and others who are still depending on the 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, Kenya's state-owned generating company is determined to continue its push into renewables and become a world leader in clean, green energy. Well, will it's take a look now at the business news with Sue Lannin. Sue, more signs of a stronger global economy?Yes, we saw manufacturing in Britain jump to the highest in about two and a half years and in the US it jumped to the highest in two years, so that has helped boost sentiment on global share markets. The Institute for supply management says its index rose nearly 55 points in December. It is the fourth month of expansion in a row. New orderers and export orders jumped. Employment increased as well. Other data showed that US construction spending rose nearly 1% in November to the highest in more than 10 years.Now, Sue, some not such great news for our dairy farmer whose have been doing it tough recently anyway?Yes, that's right. The international milk price auction overnight and prices did fall, but I do have to point out that there wra fewer bidders in the market, so that could be one of the reasons and it could be an anomaly - that's what analysts are saying, anyway. The So the global price index fell intoerly 4% with an average selling price of $3463 US a tonne A steep drop in the price of milk helped to power down the index. Prices have recovered amid stronger international demand, and the global dairy price index is still up by nearly a half over the year.Finally, how is the local market going?A pretty lack-lustre day. It did rise a little bit a couple of hours ago, but flat once again. A big day, up almost 1%, so I think investors are taking profits today. Let's take a look at the charts. In late trade:

Banks have gained after international regulators put off stronger banking rules until March. In a sharks we've seen the Nikkei reopen strongly on its first trading day of the year, thanks to the stronger greenback which helps Japanese exporters.

Ford rose nearly 4% after it cancelled plans to build a new car factory in Mexico.

Many thanks, Sue Lannin. Well, for many families, hundreds of dollars in utility bills every month can really add up, but there is a way to save some money without sacrificing your lifestyle. ABC ABC News Breakfast finance presenter, Del Irani, has a bill-by-bill guide to lowering your monthly expenses and keeping more catch in your pocket. Think about all the spending your household will be doing over the next few months - summer travel, holiday activities for the 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. Now, utility expenses comprise about 21% of the average household budget. It is the second biggest burden on your family's finances after your mortgage. But the good news is that there is a way to cut back, by making a few simple changes. Let's start with the electricity bill. Something as simple as turningoff our appliances when they are not being used can save you hundreds of dollars. Now, these figures are just a guide, but, for example, if you switch off a game console after use, that could save you up to $193 a switch off a game console after use,
that could save you up to $193 a year many Also, make use of the sunshine. Using a clothe line just once a week instead of a dryer could save you around $79 a year. But perhaps the best advice around - and I really can't stress this enough - is to buy energy-efficient appliances. The energy rating label is a mandatory comparison required by law. You can find it on all new appliances, so pay attention to it, and here's why. Using a 5-star water efficient washing machine could save you around $50 a year. That's based on five loads of washing a week, and that investment will not only save you on your electricity bill, but other utilities like the water or gas bill as well. Installing a water-efficient shower head could save you up to $380 a year on energy and water the Finally, those bills that sometimes deliver the greatest shock - the phone and internet bills - well, we decided to go straight to the experts for that.Sometimes bundles can look very attractive and there are a lot of people who are probably saving money by going on bundles, but we do urge consumers to look at all the inclusions to ensure that they will use all of those and they are not paying for something that they won't use.Rais Perhaps the best advice that anyone can give you is to shop around.Some people fall victim to the lazy tax, which means they are not switching, they are not looking around and they could be saving money.Do your research, figure out your family's specific needs and get quotes from at least three providers so you can weigh them against each other. Once you've made your choice and make a note of any agreement you've signed up for, so hopefully the next time you receive that bill in the mail, you could actually be pleasantly surprised.Well, with so much hasty shopping over the festive season, many people are now back in the stores, returning unwanted goods. Manager of consumer policy for 'Choice', Sarah Agar says many people aren't clear of their rights when it comes to asking for a refund.All Australians can rely on legal protections in the Australian consumer law when they're shopping. legal protections in the Australian
consumer law when they're shopping. These consumer guarantees don't apply in cases where you've just changed your mind or decided that you don't like a product, but if you buy something that is faulty, you have the right to request a free repair, are he placement or a refund, and this is plies with gifts as well as with things you buy for yourself. If a product has a major fault, something that means you can't ooh us it in the way it's designed, or you wouldn't have even bought the product if you had known about t then you have the right to request a remedy of your choice, so you can ask for a refund in those circumstances. If the fault is minor, though, and can be easily fixed, then the retailer or manufacturer still has to provide you with a remedy, but they go et to choose which one. Under the law, the consumer has the right to approach either the retailer or the manufacturer if they have a faulty product and they wish to request a refund While a warranty will apply for a specific time period, the consumer guarantee rights will often apply above and beyond that Basically the consumer rights apply for the reasonable season of the product. If you've bought a very expensive TV and it fails after the manufacturer's 2-year warranty, you may still have rites.Noorlt Queensland conservationists and farmers are coming tokt to save the rare mahogany glider whose habitat is under threat. A rare glimpse of a species fighting for survival. As few as 1500 mahogany gliders remain in existence, threatened mainly by land clearing. Land holders in North Queensland are now banding together to improve the marsupial's chances of survivalIf it saves one animal, then it's worth the effort.That's his property in Cardwell. Plain wire fences have been installed to stop the gliders getting injured.By putting plain wire there, you can reduce the number of wildlife that will get caught in your fence by somewhere along the lines of 80-85%. It is a win for the environment and graziersThere is definitely benefits for us. We had to put shade trees in anyway and the wildlife will be able to use those trees. Indigenous rangers and conservationists have also launched an 18 month project to plant more than 3 hectares of native trees. There is certainly a sense of - with some of the community, a sense of custodianship. Hand hold -- land holders now are starting to engage. Ergon Energy and the Main Roads Department are also pitching in by building these poles allowing the gliders to cross the highway safely. It is it is proving it is working. It is a huge step in engaging the utility companies which is important to them, to make sure they are achieving what they planned to.Land management groups are confident the changes will improve the glider's survival rates but more money is needed.We don't have any monitoring programs happening at the moment. We require additional funding to undertake that.An ongoing fight to save the marsupial from extinction. A quick look now at the weather around the capital cities:

These are the top stories on ABC News. A one-punch attack on the Gold Coast overnight has left a man in hospital with serious head injuries. Police say the 21-year-old was punched from behind in Surfers Paradise and fell and hit his head on the pavement. Police are speaking to two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16 about the assault. The New Year in Washington is off to a rocky start in Congress with House Republicans backfliping on a decision to strip an independent ethics watchdog of its power, just 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. Turkish police have reportedly detained two foreigners at Istanbul's main airport in connection with the attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub on New Year's Day. A state-run newsagency says police checked the pair's phones and luggage before they were taken away. At least 16 people are thought to have been detabed so far, but the gunman remains at large. And Australia continues to stretch their lead on Day 2 of the third and final cricket test against Pakistan at the SCG. A short time ago, they were 6/530 with Matthew Wade on 29 and Mitchell Starc not out on 9. Earlier Peter Handscomb was dismissed for 110, while opener Matt Renshaw made 184. Taking you no you to some breaking news, and Indonesia has suspended all military cooperation with Australia, allegedly over offensive training materials on display at an Australian Special Forces base. An Indonesian military spokesman has told the ABC that cooperation between Australia and - between Indonesia and the Australian Defence Force has been suspended effective immediately. The ABC understand that Indonesian special forces, train with the SAS at the unit's base in Perth. Major general Waranto would not confirm the reason for the suspension, saying it was for technical matters and that there were ups and downs in every cooperation between two national forces. But a Indonesian newspaper is reporting that a Copas us instructor felt insulted by material on display at the training at the facility that was insulted to Indonesia. The laminated material was demeaning to Indonesia's founding principals according to 'Compass'. It is unclear how long the suspension is for, or whether the suspension will affect joint training exercises between Indonesia and Australia. Until this incident, the military relations between the two nations were improving. The relations were last suspended over a phone-tapping scandal. US President-elect Donald Trump has set his sights on the American car industry by firing off a series of accuse tri-tweets. Mr Trump is criticising GM Motors for importing one of its cars from Mexico and is threatening to impose a big border tax on them. Just a few hours later, the car giant, Ford, then announced it was cancelling plans for a plant in Mexico, saying it would invest in the US instead.Not yet the President, but the new way of doing business is clear: If drurp has something on his mind, you will read about it in a tweet or two. Today out of nowhere, it was the executives of GM getting a kicking from the President-elect:

P- That left the American car giant scrambling for a response. The cap pointed o out that the model is actually make in Ohio, whilst the car is built in Mexico were 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 during the campaign.We are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. Our jobs are going to Mexico.And he is not giving up on it. With no US corporation immune from the naming and shaming. , and it seems to be yielding results. Today Ford announced that its plan to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico was being shelved and instead an existing plant in Michigan would be expanded, creating 700 new jobs. The CEO admitted that it was largely down to Trump's policies.The announcements we are making today of $700 million investment in our Flat Rock Michigan plant and adding 700 jobs, one of the factors we put into that is the more favourable US business environment that we see under President-elect Trump. Bullying by direct Tweet scored more for the President-elect, as he rounded on Republicans. He went on social media to say:

After this tweet, as House Republicans gathered for the opening session of the new Congress, word came out they had abandoned their plan. And Democrats warned this couldn't be presidency by tweet. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters perish shoe. 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 on the other side. With this PR disaster, they seem to have hit the ground stumbling. Well, back home now, and it has been a tragic start to summer. In the past fortnight, 21 people have drown, most of them in NSW, and with Australians flocking to the beaches for their holidays, the risks increase. Oliver mun Sen is from Surf Life Saving NSW and says people need to take responsibility for their own safety.It has been very tragic. In NSW we've had 17 drownings in the last 10 days, 7 of which have been coastal. Unfortunately many of these have also been in inland waterways and we are just out here to spread the message and make sure people stay safe for the rest of the holidays. The greatest concern is that people aren't understanding the risks. We are imploring people to swim at patrolled locations, making shoe Uhr they swim between the flags and where possible, try to swim with a friend. We've seen a lot of people that aren't swimming between the flags. We've seen a lot of people that aren't necessarily aware of the dangers when they are around the water, and this is generally the case of education, making shoe Uhr that people are aware of the dangers when they go into the water. There has to be a sense of self responsibility. We can't have lifeguards and life savers at every beach, you can't have people at every lake, every river, every pool, so we are asking people to really make sure they are aware of the dangers before they enter any body of water, whether that be the ocean, lake, river or swimming pool. Make sure they are aware of the dangers and ideally seek supervision. Supervision at the beaches from lifeguards and life savers, or ideally from parents around any body of water, especially pools and where children are involved.Researchers say Australia is in the midst of a synthetic drug explosion and that authorities must drastically rethink the way the dangerous substances are policed. Two recent mass overdoses have prompted renewed warnings for users. Things have changed a lot since the psychedelic '60s, not just the type of drugs out there, but now more concerningly what they're made of and how they're made.We're talking new drugs being developed on a daily basis and entering the world market.About two new synthetic drugs emerge on the market every week. The United Nations believes the total number of synthetic varieties has recently topped 750. We are actually in the middle of what is effectively an enormous, unofficial experiment in illicit drugs where young Australians are consuming them.There is not a lot known about them, so essentially people are the guinea pigs for taking these drugs.Researchers say these synthetics are being produced offshore in labs across countries like Pakistan, China and India, and can be ordered online to be sent in the post, but sometimes the dangerous concoctions are mixed here. Queensland Police found a cement mixer and industrial chemicals being used to allegedly concoct synthetic cannabis in a shed last year.They don't know what they're taking, the quantities they are taking and what other drugs potentially are mixed in with those. Police say it could take weeks to identify what caused one man's death and the hospitalisation of two others at this rave near the Queensland-NSW border on the weekend, and on the go being in October, another man died and more than a dozen others were hospitalised in one of the worst mass overdoses in decades. Witnesses said some of those affected jumped into this canal, suffering disturbing hallucinations, once again caused by new sin thet ygs.We really have no handle on what's on the market at the moment in Australia.Researchers want testing kits available at events so users know exactly what they are taking. Even the United Nations of drug control see this as the only way to get on top of this market.With festival season in full swing, police say the best way is to avoid drugs completely. A two-year-old boy has saved his twin brother from a falling chest of drawers in the United States. Bhodi and Brock were playing on top of the dresser when it toppled over, trapping Brock underneath it. Bowdy frantically tries to free his brother several times until eventually Brock rolls over to safety. Their parents posted the video on social media as a warning to people with children. There have been a series of toddler deaths in the United States because of furniture not properly fastened to walls. 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 northside. Both later died.2016 here in chick chig is the Year of the Renegade. You had so many guys out here trying to prove a point by killing people here in Chicago. It's just 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 and 762 were killed.The mentality that you would rather see people catch you with the gun than for your rival to catch you without it, that's bizarre world. The murder rate in America's third largest city is worse than the two biggest cities - New York and Los Angeles - combined. It has left many residents physically and mentally scarred.Someone could be on the side of your house dead at any time, it's scary, it's scary, and when you get out of your car or you walk from the from the bus stop, you could be the next victim.She is not alone. Show the kind of trauma experienced by residents of war zones.Many of the women that were participating in this study were reporting traumatic experiences and symptoms of trauma, and 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 the city went over the past year without a fatal shooting was 4 days, yet police stops and arrests have dramatically drop, so as shootings have risen, police have actually grown less aggressive. Chicago's last police chief says police are stepping back over the public furore over the with unthat got him fired when an office every shot he will Kwan 16 times.Officers are under attack. That's how they feel, right, that's how they feel in this vish, and they are 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 violent major city in 2017. An annotated addition of Hitler's edition of bien cum of. The new edition is the first reprint in Germany since the Second World War. It sold 85,000 copies since it was released a year ago. -The-edition features explanatory comments alongside the original text which highlight Hitler's errors and propaganda. Peter Monteith has more on the issue.It's already on bookshelves in many parts of the world, It is just a little bit more difficult to get to it in Germany - or at least it has been - but for those in Germany even who wanted to read it, it is available. Nmpblingts the age of the internet, you can't block access to a text like that. And so what do you know of the reprinted version from a year ago that comes with annotations? What can we learn from it?I think the main aim of this annotated version is educational, that is what it does is, it puts the arrange version of MeinKampf in context. It allows the editors to add critical commentary, to point to the 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, though, were surrounding the new publication might help make Hitler's ideology socially acceptable, and the warnings that come with this republished edition could be easily ignored?Yeah, and those misgivings are understandable. They have been around for a while because the suggestion of re- publishing MeinKampf for some time, but on balance, I think the right decision has been made. I think this is good because it places MeinKampf in context, and that was the main argument, sure, there might be doubts about the value of ampb unannotated version, but this goes the next step and it makes sure that the reader now is given the context that the Bach needs.The sales - 85,000 have propelled it to a best-seller. Who is buying the book? Yes, we don't know details about that. We know that 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. So it's up to several print runs and 85,000 sales. My guess is that these are German whose have a thirst for historical knowledge. Had they just wanted to access MeinKampf pure, that is the original text, then they could have done so, but what they've done is wait for this an notated version, and that suggests to me they are as interested in the annotations as they are about the original text.So what Derns about the rear ra of terrorism that we live in? Do you still hold the argument that it is a good reproduction in the light of the education it brings us, despite the fact that we are seeing terror abroad, an upsurge towards a right-wing nationalistic agenda that could feed into that sentiment when it's taken to the extreme?Yeah, well, 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 text. It's been around for a long time. Putting it in this kind of edition, I think, simply means that it gives people the opportunity to read the original and put it in its context. I don't think it's going to feed into the rise of populism and neo-fascism in the way that many people fear.Do you think this is the sort of text, the an notated, rewritten or critiqued text, if you like, should be taught in Australian schools to give European historical perspective?Well, there is talk of that, so there is 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 MeinKampf and have few reservations about doing that, so if it comes about that this an notated version becomes available in English as well, well, that's great. I would be certainly happy to use it.Professor Monteith, thank you very much for taking time out of your break to come and speak to us.Sure, no problem.A change of pace now and 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-weary era. It looks like a lot like boxing, but it's something quite different all together.More like fencing, so the skill element is still there, but the danger element is removed. Boxing coaches and academics have spent roughly a decade working on this new, low-impact form of the sport. It is called Boxtag.It's just real playful strike-and-move, and quite challenging, quite exhausting.Boxers wear electrified shirts that record the number of punches landed on the chest or upper arms. Head gear is worn, but head shots aren't allow and special low-impact gloves help reduce the impact of punches.It is the idea of version that there is clearly no intent to harm.There is a real perception that boxing is quite dangerous and I think we can address that issue. It could be quite beneficial.While plenty of boxing gyms are thriving, the number of boxers registered is only around 2,000 nationwide. Many in conventional boxing say new ideas are welcome.Anything for boxing is good. Anybody who does box-fit stuff, that sort of gets people interested in the sport.But young boxers say the physicality of the spo relevant is what they love. Fighting against - yes, just fighting.Sometimes it gets pretty full-on, the odd blood nose and that, but it's good, it's good. While Boxtag has been trialed in less than half a dozen gyms in the ACT and NSW, advocates say it could take off.Its availability, and it's still pretty expensive in this situation, so reducing the costs of some of the Tajs that are involved is one element.They are confident boxing can thrivout the knockouts. -- with drive without the knockouts. To -- boxing can thrive without the knockouts. High lights of the second session at the cricket was Peter hand comes century. David Warner and Matt Renshaw yesterday. Handscomb was event Wallingly dismissed for 110. Debutant Hilton Cartwright was given a life on 20, but was then bowled by Imran Khan for 37 after a small inside edge. Earlier, opening batsman Matt Renshaw was dismissed for 184. Also out to Imran Khan, missing out on a double hundred. The Aussies are kurnlly 2-0 up in the series and are looking for a clean sweep if they can win in Sydney. Andre Lesley has the rest of the day's sporting news, including a win for the Sixers in the Big Bash.The Sixers are doing pretty well in this tournament, but I think Brisbane Heat would probably be disappointed by this. This was up at the gab about with the SCG out of action. Brisbane Heat scored 1896 first which they would have been happy with, but the Sixers made short work of that Daniel Hughes elegant shot-making. He has been in really good form, I've watched him live a few times here in Sydney and he has been smashing the ball all over the place and he did it last night and bratd Haddin got 32 off 13, thumped a couple of big 6s and the Sixers won with three balls to go. As I say, Brisbane Heat missed the chance to go top of the table there. Sydney Sixers showed that they are not to be ruled out of this competition and I think it's all wide open in the Big Bash.To the tennis and Australia is out of contention for the finals in the Hopman Cup?Yes, a bit of a shame this one especially since Nick Kyrgios is in such good form. He did his best. He won in straight sets last night. They are playing the Czech Republic and the Hopman Cup format sees the men's singles, then the women's singles and then this shortened mixed doubles game. Kyrgios looked really good in his singles. He has shrugged o of this knee injury, it seems, being his usual cheeky self and dominating things and won really comfortably. Unfortunately Daria Gavrilova wasn't able to do the same, she went down in three sets, which took it to the mixed doubles and despite a few tricky shots from Nick Kyrgios, they weren't able to get across the loo inin the doubles That means Australia is still in this, but they will not shall getting to the finals. The USA is there, the next game for Australia is against US, so a good hit out for Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios. Sticking with tennis and some of the big stars are heading Down Under. Rafah has been in Brisbane?Everyone on this show is a big fan of Rafael Nadal. Not quite sure why...You're not?Well, not sure, I think his days may be gone.OK. Heard it here first.He says he has been fighting off jet lag, wasn't feeling too strong, but still managed to win in three sets, and obviously not in that bad a form, taking on doltion Dolgopolov. Roger Federer has made an appearance already at the Hopman Cup as we know. Stanislas Wawrinka will make his debut at the Brisbane International today, playing Viktor Troicki and the women's No. 1 Angelique Kerber will be taking on the home town girl, Ash Barty, so all of the big stars are out rooally in tennis at the moment. If you want to get a bit of an idea of how to the a bet on with the Australian Open, or maybe because you love your tennis, lots of tennis matches happening at the moment.Always a treat to have you on the desk. Thank you very much, Andre Lesley. That is the latest from ABC News 24. Just to recap on breaking new this hour, Indonesia has suspended all military cooperation with Australia, allegedly over offensive training materials on display at an Australian Special Forces base. The ABC understand the suspension is effective immediately. It's unclear how long the suspension is for, or whether it will affect future joint training exercises. Until this incident, the military relationship between the two nations had been improving. Relations were last suspended over a phone-tapping scandal. Our Afternoons program will have more on this developing story after the break. I'm Kathryn Robinson. Stay with us.

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Welcome to afternoons, I'm Kumi Taguchi. Our top story - Indonesia suspends all military cooperation with Australia, allegedly over what it calls offensive material.

The Federal ombudsman asked to investigate faults with Centrelink's debt recovery program as more complaints surface.The methodology behind the calculation is wrong and it is obviously wrong. It has been designed by a dunderhead.Police recover the body of an elderly fisherman from a creek on the NSW south coast. And just 16 short, Matt Renshaw hits an incredible first test innings, out for 184 at the SCG.

Indonesia has suspended all military