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(generated from captions) This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Tonight - The US government begins legal moves against a suspension of Donald Trump's immigration ban. Ready for 2017 - the government prepares for the political battle to resume. Inside one of the most disputed territories on earth. We meet the Palestinians watching on as the land they want for a future state is taken away and we meet the Jewish families who say it was always theirs. And closer to home, a call for Canberra cafe society to get back to nature.

Good evening. Craig Allen with ABC News Sunday. The US Justice Department has filed an appeal to re-instate the travel ban President Donald Trump placed on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Yesterday, a judge overturned the executive order and opened the door for thousands of people who've been stranded by the measures to get into the United States. Seizing what could be a brief window of opportunity, the Sharef family are making their move. This is the second time they've tried to emigrate from Iraq to the US. Last Saturday, they were turned back after President Trump imposed an immediate travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. When a judge overturned that ban, they packed their bags again. There is a good future waiting for us because our children love to study and my older son will go to college and my children will go to school. Fuad Sharef worked for America's International Development Agency. His family was granted visas to move to Nashville after two years of vetting. If you have a right, never surrender, fight for your rights, so I fought for my rights and I succeeded. Hopeful, but it's not yet clear whether he will be successful. President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to appeal the court's decision. For the safety of our country, we'll win. In an earlier tweet, Mr Trump said:

This is truly a politicised decision by a judge who doesn't understand the law formed in the 1950s that gives the President the prerogative to determine how immigration is handled. The Trump administration's criticism of the judge has added to anger felt on the streets. This is not the American wheat cropping and we care about civil rights! About 3,000 people marched in Florida where President Trump is spending the weekend, speaking out against what they see as racist policy. Amid all the uncertainty, one smiling face. Very happy. You know. I'm free now. I feel safe now. This Yemeni student who was on holiday in Turkey dashed back home to Tennessee when the ban was lifted and made it. Iran has responded defiantly to new US sanctions, threatening to launch "roaring missiles on its enemies' heads" if they make a wrong move. Tehran also put on a show of strength, carrying out military exercises to test its short-range missile and radar systems. In a statement, the country's Revolutionary Guards said the tests were designed to showcase Iran's power and dismiss the sanctions imposed by President Trump. A senior commander also warned Iran would use its missiles if its security comes under threat. The 2-month summer break is over for federal MPs who are tonight heading back to Canberra for parliament. While the government's working on the Senate crossbench to help pass its bills, Donald Trump still looms large for Malcolm Turnbull. He's dismissed any suggestion that he might have to repay the US President with military favours if Australia's refugee resettlement deal goes ahead. Here's national affairs correspondent Greg Jennett. (WHISTLE). Australia will soon be paying the piper - a $35 billion decision looms on the Future Frigate fleet.

It sounds a bit dangerous! And the Minister making it is getting across every detail, lock, stock... This is a very old gunner Beretta. ..and barrel. Is it usual for the shaft to be that long? It's quite short. There you go. The government will end up with nine new ships, to do whatever it and its allies need in the region. So far, no word of any plans from the Trump administration for a South China Sea pushback. There is no need at this time for military manoeuvres or something like that. I welcome Secretary Mattis to the role. He certainly has a record of sensible, calm, methodical approach to every job that he's done in the military. Getting a measure of the US President's top government priority after Malcolm Turnbull's torrid first encounter. But even if he gets the President to accept the refugee deal, the Prime Minister maintains he'll never repay with military or other favours. No linkage at all between an arrangement relating to refugee resettlement and any other matters. His ministry's got a domestic agenda to work on too. Welcome back. G'day, how are ya? Politicians' entitlements to overhaul, long-stalled changes to child care payments, with welfare cuts to offset them and company tax cuts - if the Senate ever supports them. The summer's behind parliament. Its autumn session's about to begin. But there's restlessness among some Liberals to revisit what they see as unfinished business from last year - they're agitating to at least discuss allowing a free vote on same-sex marriage, rather than clinging on to the defeated plebiscite. On the 15th August, 2015, there was a statement that the last parliament was the last parliament to be bound on this issue and that we have a free vote in this parliament. I have honoured my commitment on the plebiscite. I think it's great to hear that members of the Liberal Party are working towards a parliamentary vote. The government's position is that which we took to the election - which is that this issue should be determined by a vote of every Australian in a plebiscite. That bill was defeated by the Senate! And conservative eyes are fixed on ensuring it stays that way. Ahead of tomorrow's Royal Commission hearing into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, senior Catholics have issued a warning to their parishioners that what will be revealed will be shocking and distressing. The commission will sit in Sydney to take a final look at the child abuse that occurred at the hand of Catholic clergy and how the church responded. The message didn't quite come from the pulpit, but it did come from Queensland's highest-ranking Catholic. At Sunday mass, the Archbishop of Brisbane addressed the faithful about the upcoming royal commission investigation. There will be some grim moments and there will be some shocks, inevitably. While the recording was played in churches across Brisbane, in other parts of the country, a letter was being read to parishioners.

The letter, from Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, says...

They've taken on board that it has happened and they are desperate to do something about it. It's good that they are finally addressing the issue. The final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the royal commission starts tomorrow and as part of it, data will be released revealing the extent of allegations of abuse reported to the church, stretching back to the 1950s. I know the data, but every time I see it, I find it a gut-wrenching thing to contemplate, to see there in black in white. It demonstrates the proportion of priests and religious brothers who had claims of abuse against them and for ordinary Catholics, this is extraordinary demoralising. The Archbishop of Brisbane will be one of five archbishops called before the royal commission and while it's the last time the Catholic Church will be scrutinised in this process, this hearing is the first time the commission will look at the church as a whole. Up until now, the commission has investigated certain incidents and dioceses, so the focus will be on whether the Catholic Church of Australia changed its policies and procedures. In a sense, we've only just begun and in this field, the more you do, the more you see you have to do. The church leaders now are engaging in a public relations strategy of getting in first, pre-empting the commission's findings and showing everything is fine now. The hearing is expected to run for three weeks. More details have emerged about a 28-year-old Egyptian man accused of a machete attack on French soldiers in Paris. Abdullah Reda al-Hamamy was shot several times outside the Louvre museum on Friday during what President Francois Hollande called "a terrorist attack." His father said he was shocked to learn of his son's alleged involvement as he had no extremist tendencies and was leading a "stable, married life". Police say al-Hamamy travelled to France 10 days ago on a tourist visa and bought two machetes. He remains in hospital in a stable condition. A surprise favourite has emerged in the race for the French presidency with polling just three months away. Emmanuel Macron is young, moderate, and not aligned with any of France's major parties. His main opponents are the far right's Marine Le Pen and the conservative Republicans' Francois Fillon. Europe correspondent Steve Cannane reports from Lyon. Could another political outsider be about to win a presidential election? Emmanuel Macron is a former banker who has never run for public office. Just 10 months ago, he formed his own political movement - En Marche! Now he's the favourite to win the French Presidency. TRANSLATION: All the world told us it was crazy and impossible. I can still hear them six months ago. A week ago, Francois Fillon was the frontrunner. Then, a scandal broke, accused of paying his wife over $1 million in taxpayers' money for a fake job as a parliamentary assistant. TRANSLATION: What am I being blamed for? I am being blamed for wanting my wife to be the first of my collaborators. She, who for 40 years, built my path with me, every day. Fillon's standing has plummeted and Macron has risen in the polls. Macron's rising popularity is on display at rallies like this one, a combination of economic and social liberalism and his outsider status is starting to appeal to voters. He makes me think of Justin Trudeau in Canada. He's like the French Justin Trudeau. I think he will be a great president. He had the courage to do his own party, En Marche. It's possible. Better than Trump. No problem. The polls suggest Macron might face the National Front's Marine Le Pen in the final round of the election. The 39-year-old will gain confidence from today's rally - thousands gathered outside the packed-out stadium. Could he be the president in waiting, or just preaching to the recently converted? The Jerrabomberra Wetlands are part of a network of natural waterways designed to enhance the capital's environment. As the popularity of the wetlands has grown, so has the urban development on its doorstep. But being so close to the apartments and restaurants on the Kingston foreshore is being seen as an opportunity, not a threat. These wetlands are a haven for migrating birds and an oasis for Canberrans. Very close to the centre of Canberra, but you could be a million miles away. In fact, it's just minutes from one of Canberra's hippest and busiest urban developments, the Kingston foreshore. Few of those sipping lattes by the lake would know of the rare and unusual creatures hanging out in waterways nearby. We had a most unusual observation of a tawny crossbred, the first time we have ever recorded here at the wetlands. -- grass bird. The wetlands wants that to change. Because we're close to the foreshore, we're hoping the people there will take us as their special patch of ground and help us look after it. Today's open day is a bid to get more urban dwellers to find out about the wilderness on their doorstep. This is their new backyard. Many of them living in apartments, obviously very little outdoor space. The encroachment of the city could be perceived as a threat but, for the wetlands, it could be useful. The sorts of opportunities it provides is a large audience on the doorstep. The secret is to get the local community to own the wetlands. If they own it, they will police it. One way to develop that sense of ownership is through lending a hand. Volunteers plant, weed and survey animals in the wetlands for one or two days a month. Their numbers have dipped this summer so the call is going out. It's a step worth taking because we all need to get back in touch with nature. Those who sign up rarely regret it. I was looking for outdoor activities - too much time sitting in an office - so it's good to be about in the fresh air. Good for the helpers and for the environment too. The roll-out of controversial council amalgamations in New South Wales is on hold. New Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government will look again at the issue which many observers believe played a significant part in the fall of her predecessor, Mike Baird. One option is to give the ratepayers of already merged councils the chance to vote to de-merge - councils like Queanbeyan City and Palerang shire - which united nine months ago. Adrienne Francis reports. The Lindbecks have been butchers in Queanbeyan for close to a century. A lot of our forebears, they actually fought for the right to vote and elect who you want to run your town. So it is no surprise Peter Lindbeck is still deeply unhappy about former premier Mike Baird's forced merger of the Queanbeyan City and Palerang councils nine months ago. It should never be taken away, that right. Yeah, I am pretty dirty on the whole idea. Further east in the new shire, Bungendore's country butcher of more than 20 years, Paul Darmody, has warmed to the changes. I was probably a bit sort of reserved in the first place too, but as the amalgamation has gone through it has cleaned a bit of dead wood out of both councils. It seems feeling are mixed across the Shire. I really haven't noticed that much difference, other than the trucks have different things on them! We live up in West Queanbeyan and we have lived there for 50 years and we still get nothing. I am in favour of it but I can see the country people who it is going to affect the most would be more upset. The former Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is in charge of the transition. Not everyone's happy about that, either. It is business as usual to continue on and make those decisions that would have been considered by a former elected council. Like spending a $15 million sweetener granted to the merged shire. $10 million is earmarked for community grants. Most is yet to be spent. With close to 2,000km of road across the Shire, pressure's on to secure new state and federal funding. Even with rate adjustments in three, four, five, six years that is not going to be enough to address this infrastructure backlog. The council's found $13 million of savings over the next decade. For the next four years, rates in amalgamated councils have been frozen but locals fear a big jump after that. Oh, no doubt the rates will go up. There is no doubt about that. No, it is, no. It is not inevitable. If the Shire continues, the former mayor's planning to stand for re-election later this year. More than 50 candidates are expected to vie for 11 councillor positions. Still to come tonight on ABC News Sunday - re-visiting the African hideaway where Princess Elizabeth became a queen 65 years ago tomorrow. And... Hello, I'm Tom Lowery at Canberra Stadium where tonight, Canberra United takes on Melbourne City for a place in the W-League grand final. The crowd is building for this do-or-die match. That's all still to come on ABC News Sunday.

Romania's government remains in crisis, despite agreeing - last December, the United Nations reaffirmed the Israel's settlement activity is illegal and a major obstacle to the Middle East peace press to set. An insult from's inauguration is well has announced plans for a further 6000 new settlement homes, and 400,000 Israelis already live in the West Bank settlements. 200,000 others live in East Jerusalem. The Palestinians claim both areas, which were captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war. For tonight's special report, our Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill speaks to people living on both sides of the conflict. It's supposed to be the other half of the two-state solution, where one day, a state of Palestine could exist next to Israel. Israeli troops have now occupied this territory for 50 years and during that time, hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers have moved here to claim the land. You can see here the settlement of Beit El. Dr Hagai Ben-Artzi says Israeli settlers like himself want to live here because of ancient Jewish connections to this particular land. Judea and Samaria are the biblical and historical lands of the Jewish people. Just open the Bible. For the people of Beit El, the election of Trump is hugely exciting. Trump's personal foundation has donated $10,000 to this settlement. And the man the President has appointed to be America's Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, chairs one of Beit El's biggest fundraising efforts in the US. Mr Friedman is a friend of Beit El. He donated money to Beit El. He came to visit Beit El. And he is also a good friend of the settlement movement. President Obama's staunch opposition to settlements means there was hardly any building permitted here for the past eight years. They had to live in these caravan trailers. And we hope that in the time of the new President, President Trump, they should be able to build normal houses. Dr Hagai Ben-Artzi hopes a new era of settlement expansion will make it impossible for a Palestinian state to ever be created on this land. We hope that in the time of Trump, people will stop talking about that stupid and crazy idea of a two-state solution, which is absolutely impossible.

For Palestinians, the expansion of settlements across the West Bank has had a daily impact.Completely restricting the movement of Palestinians between their own cities.This man is from Hebron, the largest Palestinian town in the West Bank. Approximately a thousand Jewish settlers live under close military protection right in the centre of the city.We have around 18 checkpoints, and more than 100 movement obstacles in the city. Just to get into their homes.Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law and the Geneva convention.We are not allowed to drive here at all. Not allowed to walk in certain parts of our own street.He has been arrested more than 60 times for refusing to follow orders. This is not your state, this is occupation. Why are you talking like that? I'm not afraid of you. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed his government would establish a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first since the late 1990s. On Friday, the White House issued its first substantive comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While it said expansion outside existing settlements may not be helpful, it also said the Trump administration does not view settlements as an obstacle to peace. Most here have interpreted this as a significant softening of policy from the Obama administration.

An Australian who narrowly escaped January's deadly shooting at a Florida airport has detailed his terrifying ordeal for the first time. Former army reservist James Drew and his American wife Lori had just stepped into the Fort Lauderdale terminal when a lone gunmen began firing at passengers. And a warning, this report from Andrew Greene in Washington contains images some viewers may find confronting. Cowered behind a fortress of luggage... We heard shots fired and people just started running and so we ducked for cover. We don't know whether it was someone or just a trigger-happy someone. James and Lori got out of the Fort Lauderdale airport massacre unscathed. (GUNFIRE). But still can't account for the killer's random targeting. We just hear these two big thuds and knowing that it was a shooting, everybody freaked out and everybody started running. As the shots continued to ring out, the Australian's military training kicked in. I was very scared for my life. I had no idea what was going on. But luckily, my husband got into fight-or-flight mode and grabbed all of our luggage and kind of secured a barricade to protect me. I figure, you know, if there's a bullet or a even a ricocheting bullet, we're better off if it goes through a couple of bags then just hits us directly. A woman straight away grabbed my wife and started praying and I'm not a religious person at all, but that was a really calming moment. They remained trapped in the airport for hours as security agencies continued to sweep the area, finally capturing Esteban Ruiz Santiago, but not before five people were dead. You're almost numb to it now, seeing these, you know, mass shootings happening in the US, so we knew it was a fact of life, but you always go around thinking that your chances of being in a situation like that are very minimal. And it won't stop them travelling again.

Now to sport and Canberra United are just 90 minutes away for a chance at grand final glory in the W-League. Tonight, the team takes on Melbourne City for a place in the season decider at the Canberra Stadium. Tom Lowrey is inside the stadium. With kick-off less than an hour away, what's the atmosphere like in there? Surprisingly good, given this isn't actually camera's homeground. And healthy flow offence, trying to make it their own. And plenty more have stayed around from the A-league fixture this afternoon. It has been a really strange week coming up to this match for Canberra. Have had a change of venue for the homeground. And then the changing time from the 2pm kick off to an 8pm kick-off. Despite those distractions, they said they are feeling good, very confident, and they will be on their a game looking ahead to the grand final after Perth put on an extraordinary display after beating Sydney FC 5-1 in a very impressive performance. It wasn't supposed to be like this for Sydney FC. The Sky Blues gave up the top of the ladder and a home semifinal last weekend, and found themselves in Perth and under pressure. Things didn't start well, as Leena Khamis bungled the kick-off. COMMENTATOR: She can't take two touches off the kick-off. She can take one. The situation quickly improved for Sydney with only some remarkable goalkeeping preventing an early breakthrough. That came just 12 minutes later, as Kyah Simon put FC on the board. Simon on the follow-up, puts Sydney FC front. But from there, it all started to fall apart as Sydney conceded a penalty. American import Vanessa DiBernardo had little trouble finding the net for the Glory. Dispatched beautifully. An own goal after the break put Perth ahead... So unfortunate for Sydney FC. ..and the Glory started to find its radar. DiBernardo made it a double, finishing off some impressive work from Sam Kerr. Pinpoint finish. Rosie Sutton put the result beyond doubt just minutes later. They're finishing all over the top of Sydney FC. Substitute Shawn Billam added salt to the wound in extra time... What a way to cap it all off! ..as Perth cemented just their second appearance in a W-League grand final. To do it, and hopefully go into the final next week with a lot of confidence and win it - oh man, I can't even speak right now. It's amazing. The girls have done awesome and it's been awesome. Certainly a remarkable performance from Perth. Can we expect a similar blow-out in tonight's match? Canberra United would absolutely love one, but it is not actually likely. They are the defending premiers, and for good reason, they know how to play games Lake is. Will be hosting that grand final, should Canberra go through, right here in Canberra. In cricket, Australia has surrendered the Chappell-Hadlee trophy after a 24-run loss to New Zealand in the third one-day international. The Black Caps seal the series 2-0 and leave Australia's number one ranking in jeopardy. In a high-stakes match, the Australian attack was aggressive. COMMENTATOR: Loose, could be out, is out! Pat Cummins then claimed the key wicket of the Kiwi captain. Oh, was there a little under edge? Yes, there is! At 4/33, New Zealand was on the ropes before veteran Ross Taylor steadied the innings with a record-equalling century. It will be one day international hundred 16 for Taylor! He departed on 107 as James Faulkner's third victim. Flat and hard and straight to the man! Mitchell Starc also snared three and was on a hat-trick in the final over of the innings. Yeah, there you go. Needing 282 for victory, Aaron Finch began strongly. That's glorious! Man, that has gone a long way back! But two wickets in three balls saw the Black Caps back in control. Finch continued to plug away. But fell six balls later. He hasn't got enough of it. Glenn Maxwell was caught behind for a duck. Following his first game unbeaten century, Marcus Stoinis look determined. Clears the rope. While Travis Head brought up a classy half century. But in a double blow, Head went for 53 and Faulkner followed for a duck. Oh, gone! Yes! Stoinis couldn't replicate his first test heroics. It was left to the tail-enders and Starc and Cummins looked unstoppable. Like that. Like that! Six more! But a late charge from Trent Boult ended all hope. His career-best six wicket haul sealed the Black Caps' win. New Zealand have done it again! The NRL has vowed to spend more money in country regions to boost participation in the game. As other codes become more popular, league chief executive Todd Greenberg says the game will fight to maintain its market share. At the same time, it's looking to grow the women's game, although there are no immediate plans for a national competition. Dean Widders grew up playing rugby league in Armidale in a time when the sport ruled. No-one knew what AFL was, there were no posts. No-one had a football, no-one wore any of the clubs' colours, we didn't know what they were, we only wanted to know about NRL. But over the past 15 years interest in rugby league has waned while AFL and soccer slowly infiltrated the region. And over that time, the number of rugby league clubs in town has fallen from three to one. The game has struggled in this community, participation is the lowest it's ever been, other sports and other things have hurt it, but we're trying to reinvigorate that through the local Indigenous club. After a 10 year absence, the Narwan Eels hope to be back competing this coming season. It's proven that when our rugby league team is in the competition that we do thrive. Not only as an Aboriginal community but the broader community. This month representatives from all 16 NRL clubs will visit more than 1000 schools holding 80 junior clinics as part of the annual community carnival. The numbers around here are good, we're up slightly. The men are down a little bit but that will come back with Narwan coming back into the competition. The game's boss wants to see country rugby league return to its former glory. In the next five years we'll spend more than we ever have in country rugby league. We know we're in for a fight. And that's why we've been talking for the past six months about putting more money back into rugby league, about more money into grassroots. While the numbers across the board are up slightly, the real growth in the game has come from female participation. As of last year, 482 thousand females across Australia were involved in playing rugby league. Whether it be touch, tag or tackle. That's a 27% increase on the previous year. Despite those statistics, the NRL won't be quick to follow the AFL's footsteps and launch a national female competition. We have absolute aspirations to have more competition pathways for females. But in saying that, we want to build from the ground up. I don't want to start a competition without having more substance below it. So that work is under way, but we won't be rushed before someone else is doing it. The NRL is currently targeting 2020 as its deadline to have a competition in place. The Sydney Roosters have taken out this year's Auckland Nines tournament beating the Penrith Panthers 10-8. It was a huge confidence boost for the Roosters who struggled last season. Michael Rennie reports. Now in it's fourth year, Auckland Nines fans were treated to former legends and future superstars. That is amazing! Gideon Gela Mosby, maybe the best player we've seen at the Nines. It's a circus trick! After 30 games that produced 172 tries, it was the Panthers and the Roosters in the grand final. Sydney struck first. Tupou's away searching for try number five for the tournament! They crossed for their second soon after. With everything going right for the Roosters in the first half. What a kick from Mitch Aubusson. Oh captain my captain! Panthers coach Anthony Griffin tried to fire up his team at the break. Whatever he said worked. Cartright kept it going and the try is scored by Watene-Zelezniak as the Panthers got within two points. Cleary is through, no-one home. Tupou covering, and so too is Mitchell, and cleary scores it. But they ran out of time. The Roosters winning 10-8. Who saw that coming. Cock-a-doodle-do! The Roosters are the Nines champions! Not many people backed us to go any good in this tournament. The people inside the Roosters' four walls always knew we'd come here with a good shot. And the Jillaroos dominated the Transtasman rivalry at this year's tournament. Baker in for another try. Chelsea Baker! Winning all three games against the Kiwi Ferns. Tomorrow marks 65 years since one of the most influential women of our time rose to become leader of the Commonwealth. On the 6th of February, 1952, 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth was stopping over in Kenya on her way to Australia when news broke that her father, King George VI, had died. The Princess was staying with her husband, Prince Philip at Treetops, a game lodge in Kenya. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy visited the famous camp where 65 years ago, a princess became a queen. To London airport come the King and Queen, to speed their daughter and her husband on their first stage of their 30,000 mile journey to Australia and New Zealand. It was a relaxed and carefree Princess that stepped off the plane in Nairobi in 1952. A brief stopover at the beginning of a five month tour to Australia and New Zealand. After greeting enthusiastic crowds, the couple escaped to Treetops for a private visit. I'm standing on the site of the original TT Hotel where Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip spent the night in 1952. Picture this. An enormous fig tree was growing right here and about 20m above. The limbs of that tree was a suite fit for the young Royal couple. It was a trip faithfully recreated in the television series The Crown. I'm your guide, I'll take you to Treetops. And not much has changed since. But there is one man who remembers the Queen's visit in 1952. A young Porter who helped carry her bags. On the day that she came, when we brought her, we took her from there, that's where there was a stage at the valley. Those days, cars never used to come here. Muruuthi Nyaga was 25 - the same age as the Queen - when she arrived at Treetops. For every animal that she saw, she would report it, for there were many different animals coming to drink at the water hole. Avid home movie aficionados, the Princess and Prince Philip filmed, from their cabin, the animals who came to the grasslands around the famous hotel. But their adventure was short lived. The story goes a Princess went up the tree and a queen came down, but that's not quite true. The royal party left here on February six, 1952, and they went to another lodge about 40k from here - at Sagana - and it was there that the party received a telegram informing them that George VI had died and Princess Elizabeth was to be Queen Elizabeth II.

was to be Queen Elizabeth II.
A remarkable movie filmed by Prince Philip shows the new Queen on the plane flying back to London. Her idyllic trip to a stunning wildlife reserve was cut short, but the reign of the longest-serving British monarch was only just beginning. Now, astute viewer Max Bourke noticed that we've had a lot of sunset shots lately - so he sent in this sunrise - just to prove that not all photographers sleep in! Well done Max. We've had a very hot day around town - tops of 36 degrees, with northwesterlies gusting up to 50 kilometres an hour. While there were just a few light rain falls around, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued this afternoon covering the ACT and areas around us - right down to the coast. Canberra wasn't the warmest in the region though - with 38 and 40 degrees in the Riverina, and 37 in Nowra. You had to travel to the mountains to escape the heat, with Mt Ginini hitting just 24 degrees, and it was just 17 at the top of the Thredbo Range. It's been a stifling day through NSW - Sydney hit 35, while Wilcannia was the about the hottest with 46. The Alice was hot too, Perth and Adelaide were bringing heavy tropical storms, and cloud over SA. Before we get a change though, we're in for another making way for cooler weather in the weather. There'll be more tropical storms. Locally, temperatures will hit the mid to high thirties, before a late change sweeps through from the west - potentially heavy falls in the alpine areas, in the afternoon and evening. We'll reach 35 after a warm night. We'll have sun from 6.27 till 8.08. Tuesday with early rain in time for next And that's the latest For more ACT news, you can follow us online or on Facebook,