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Today - a Colombian judge delays a decision on Cassie Sainsbury's plea bargain.

A Sydney florist defends police after they shot dead a man who attacked him.I feel sorry for him, yes, but I am alive because I could be dead.Donald Trump takes to Twitter to ban transgender individuals from serving in the US military. Australian swimmer Emma McKeon wins her fourth silver medal at the world championships in Hungary. Hello, welcome to mornings, I'm Joe O'Brien. Looking at the weather first...

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has made a big announcement in Newcastle. Let's listen in.To retire?Very, very tough. It has been a big part of my life and it means a lot to me playing for Australia. I just felt like in the last few months, you talk to people that have done it and they say you know when it is time and I think I gotta feeling in the last few months talking to a lot of people close to me. I felt it is the right time to finish the year strongly and then let the next crop of let the next crop of players take the team forward.Have injury problems brought this forward?No, I have been lucky in my career with injuries. I haven't had too many bad ones. That is probably contributing to how long I have been able to play the game. Injuries weren't a factor. It was completely a decision that just based around the contribution I thought I could make, particularly with the World Cup in mind. The World Cup's a big part of the rugby cycle. I didn't feel like I could give it everything I had until 2019 which is still a while was way.What made you decide to make the call now?It clears the air, gets the speculation in the background and allows the team to move forward and the focus should be squarely on the team. I didn't want it to be about me and whether I could get through this this and that. When I thought about it, I didn't think I could. It is a smart decision personally but also for the team. That is my priority, the team.Was that a challenge (Inaudible)... Talking about the captaincy, has that helped leading to this?The captaincy is separate. We have always had planning and transitioning talks about that. Having been around this young group for probably a few months, we are well served going forward. There is a good crop of young leaders on the horizon, guys like Michael Hooper, Adam Coleman, Alan, Bernard Foley will play a key role. As long as those players can stay together for the medium term, the team will do well.Do you feel like it will make you fresh and into this last few tests that you have got left, does it lift the weight off your shoulders?I think so, it gives certainty around the whole thing. This is what I was struggling with, the uncertainty of how long I had to go and leaving that open-ended. Now I have closure and clarity on that, I am excited about the next four months. It is only four months and I know there is a lot of rugby to be played but it is a short time. I said to the boys yesterday, when you talk about your career, that will time go really quickly. I am excited about what we can achieve as a team over the next four months.It will be special to finish with a Bledisloe?Absolutely. That is one of the ultimates in our sport and for our team. We know the size of the challenge and that is why we are here this week training hard.How did you tell the guys?We were down the beach, we had done recovery and I was trying to find the right time. I don't think there is a perfect time. We got a bit of time off today, so I thought it was a good time to get it done. It is hard when you tell your teammates. That is one of the hardest things I have had to do telling Cheik and the boys. A lot of the players, I have played a lot of rugby with, some going back to 2005. Then there is some players I have only just met this week. There is a big spread of players. It was tough to tell them. The bottom lip was starting to go a little bit. That is normal.So it was yesterday or this morning?Late yesterday, we had a team get together and just told the boys. I wanted to make sure I did it personally to the players. That is really important. My teammates are the most important, they are one of the reasons I love playing rugby and to be able to tell them personally meant a lot to me.You played in the front row at hooker for a long time. What do you think were the qualities you had as a player that enabled you to last that long in a tough position?I guess I prided myself on my consistency. I tried to give everything every time I played. That was founded by the value that the gold jersey has to me and has had to me over my career. It has always meant a huge amount, every test match has the same weight, always an opportunity to represent your country. That consistency is something I tried to develop over time and that came through good preparation and having good people around me, good teammates and good coaches.What are some of your fondest memories?I think when I look back to my first year as a Wallabies player, I got to meet Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park in my second test. It was a daunting experience to play the Springboks there and with Nelson Mandela being at the game. That was massive. The World Cup final was massive even though we didn't win the game. That was hugely disappointing. That journey and the way that the team came together and I felt like that was a real moment when the team made the country proud and to be part of something like that means a huge amount.You are the second most capped Wallaby now, could you believe that when you first cracked into the side?Not at all. George Gregan was here the other day doing work with us. I watched those players growing up as a kid. To play with them and be coached by them, it is a dream to be able to get one opportunity. I know everyone says it but to have this long to play in the jersey has been an incredible ride. I have been fortunate to play with some great players and against some great players and have some great coaches. I think that is the overwhelming feeling for me is that pride to be able to be involved with so many good people over the journey.In that period as well, captaining, leading out your country just a reflection on that?That is something that, as I have always said, has been a huge part of my life and meant a lot to me. I have taken it seriously. Any time you are a captain of a team you need good quality people around you. I have been lucky enough to have that in my role as captain. I think of people like Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley Cooper and David Pocock and Michael Hooper. Those players helped me through that period. No leader can do it on their own. You need good people around you. This team is well set up to develop that core group of players that can stay together and take this team where it needs to go. Are you optimistic about the Wallabies over the next 12 months and their performances at test level?I am. Rugby has had a tough year, no doubt. It is up to us. We are the only people who can change the landscape in terms of the international game and the Wallabies' standing. We need to be happy with that and take that responsibility on and the leadership is part of that. I am confident now that I have seen some of the young players and what they have to offer and the hunger they have to do well. The team can go really well. There is a clear plan now from the coaches around how they want the team to develop and play.Can they go one better at the next World Cup and bring back the trophy?I will certainly be there cheering them on. It is weird to say that now but I will be there, wishing them well. It will be a great World Cup. It will be in a good time zone for Australia. Everyone will be able to support them. Next year will be a key year for that. Cheika will want his World Cup team in place by next year, more or less and we will have an good idea where the team is at then.What was Michael Cheika's reaction when you told him?He was supportive. I knew I had thought it through long and hard and not something I just decided. I think the boys yesterday thought I had decided after the long, hard training days. He knew I was serious about it and he is supportive. I have been lucky to be involved with Michael over my career and have him as a coach. I have learnt a huge amount from him as a leader and it is something I will be able to use for life.Did anyone try and talk you out of this decision?Probably my wife was the only one. I don't know why. I bit more. She was playing more the devils advocate just saying "Are you sure this is what you want to do? " You need that. I have been lucky to have that support around me and good people, some of my best mates and family have been supportive in this whole decision and that has helped me.What influence or impact do you feel this camp in Newcastle will have for the Wallabies and yourself moving forward to the championship? If you look at the calendar, you don't often get weeks where you don't have a game. We can get hard work done. We haven't done a lot of rugby stuff. It has been more strength and conditioning work. Newcastle is a great place to do it. I have enjoyed the week. The people have been great. Accommodating. There was a stack of kids out the other night at training which is great. These kind of camps are where the team builds its bonds. That is something we have worked hard on Will you play for the Reds next year?Yes, I will still play Super Rugby next year. There is transition happening there, young players coming through and it is important that I feel like I still have a role to play with the young players and see that through. I will finish up at the end of Super Rugby next year. That was from Newcastle, not live but in the last few minutes. Big rugby news. A man who has been a warrior for the Wallabies, the skipper Stephen Moore announcing he will stand down from the captaincy immediately and retire from international rugby at the end of the season. The Wallabies are preparing for the Rugby Championship beginning next month in Newcastle. He will play one more season with the Queensland Reds. The 34-year-old hooker played his 120th test for the Wallabies last month against Italy in Brisbane, becoming the 10th most capped international player of all time. Moore sits behind George Gregan in the list of Wallabies' test appearances. Just repeating that, Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore announcing he is stepping down from the captaincy immediately but will continue to see him on the field for some time yet. A Colombian judge has suspended the hearing of Adelaide drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury as he considers a plea bargain struck between prosecutors and her lawyers. The 22-year-old was arrested in April as she prepared to leave Bogota and today admitted in court she was carrying more than 5kg of cocaine. A plea deal of six years in jail looked set to be approved until Sainsbury told the court she only agreed to carry the drugs after death threats to her family.How did this threat happen?Because I didn't want to take any package anywhere. What would have happened if you didn't take that with you?I was told that my family and partner would be killed.That is some of that court hearing from this morning. The judge is now considering her statement with the case to resume early next month. Dr Amy Maguire is an international law expert at the University of Newcastle. She says the likelihood of Cassie Sainsbury serving her prison sentence in Australia is very low.It is important that some element of protection is built into this for Cassie Sainsbury. One option is for the Colombian authorities to arrange a witness protection period of time perhaps for all of Cassie's sentence. The other thing to consider is the international transfer of prisoners scheme. The problem there is that although Australia has that type of arrangement available with over 60 other countries, Colombia is not one of them. At the moment, Australia is not in a position to try and negotiate a return for Cassie to serve her sentence in an Australian jail. Whether or not Australia wishes to make such a treaty with Colombia is a matter for our Government and theirs. At the moment there is no legal framework to place to enable her to do that. I am not sure whether or not either Government has any interest in permitting it. The Australian Attorney-General's Department could make representations to Colombia to gauge interest in setting up a transfer of prisoner arrangement. The point of that is to preserve the sentence so Cassie would still serve the same sentence in Australia but also to promote her rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into Australian society.Sydney Central Railway Station is returning to normal this morning after a fatal police shooting of a man during peak hour last night. A warning, some viewers may find the following images distressing. (GUN FIRE) The man was shot and killed by police officers near one of the entrances to the station in front of shocked commuters. Video of the scene was captured by witnesses. Police had been called to the area after reports of an armed robbery. Reporter Johanna Nicholson is at the station.The shooting happened near this florist at one of the entrances to Sydney's Central Station. It was just before 7 o'clock when police received a call about an armed hold-up. I have spoken to the owner of this florist who told me what happened here last night. He said that a man came into his shop and grabbed him by the neck and held a bottle to his neck. He has a small graze to his neck. He said he then managed to escape that man. That man then held up a pair of scissors and demanded that someone call police. Police then arrived at the scene, witnesses say they heard shouting, they heard police tell the man to put his arms down, witnesses then say they heard a number of shots fired. We now know that police shot that man and he died here at the scene. Let's listen to what that florist had to say about what happened here last night.Someone come and put his hand on my neck and under my jaw and held up this side of my neck and was yelling "Call the police, don't move" and then somehow I managed to run away from him.What did you think when you heard he had been shot dead?I feel sorry for him now but I am alive because I could be dead.The ABC has confirmed that the man who was shot dead here last night was 30-year-old Danukul Mokmool. A full investigation will now be carried out by a critical incident team from the Homicide Squad, given that this incident happened just before 7 o'clock last night here at a very busy station in Sydney, there were a lot of witnesses and police are asking for anyone who saw this incident take place to come forward and contact them.Donald Trump's latest Twitter announcement is directed at transgender people. He has banned them from serving in the US military. That has prompted condemnation from rights groups and rival politicians but it has been praised by some Republicans. North America correspondent Zoe Daniel has more from Washington.The numbers right now are somewhere between 3,000-15,000 in the US military after the ban was lifted in mid-2016 under Barack Obama. The White House, although Donald Trump made this announcement on Twitter this morning, hasn't been able to answer just what this means for transgender people who are already in active service. Sarah Sanders was asked in the briefing today, for example, whether those people would have to leave the military immediately, whether there would be a process to move them out of the military or exactly what would happen to them and she merely said that the Department of Defence would be taking a look at that. We know that the Pentagon was caught on the hop in relation to this. We have heard that senior military leaders apparently weren't briefed, although the secretary of defence James Mattis apparently did know about it. Just what will happen to those people who are serving currently is unclear. That is part of where the criticism is coming from, because obviously, these people have enlisted in a very high risk occupation and are in service to protect the United States. There has been a lot of push back today around the affect on them and others who might want to serve.Was this another case of Donald Trump leaving his press secretary and in this case the new press secretary to kind of pick up the pieces after a Tweet announcement?I don't know because if you look at the language that was used in these tweets and there was a series of three tweets this morning, the language is very different to the sort of language that Donald Trump would usually use on Twitter. It was much more formal. He said "Please be advised that the US Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military". Then went on to say that this was to do with the cost, medical costs and disruption that transgender service members cause and then said "Thank you". This is unusual language for Donald Trump who tends to spray a little more casually on Twitter. I do wonder whether Anthony Scaramucci, his new communications director, had a hand in that. Sarah Sanders, the incoming press secretary, was asked about it today. She didn't have a lot of information about exactly how it will work but this is what she said.The President has a lot of support for all Americans and certainly wants to protect all Americans at all times. The President's expressed concerns since this Obama policy came into affect. He has voiced that this is a very expensive and disruptive policy and based on consultation he has had with his national security team, came to the conclusion that it erodes cohesion and made the decision based on that.Does it sound like this is going to happen within a couple of days or when will it take place?That is a very good question. As I say, the detail is so thin on this. One thing worth keeping in mind is there may be more to it than just Donald Trump pulling something out of thin air, in the sense that the speculation is that there was a split within the Republican party because some Republicans don't believe that the military, under its medical cover, should be paying for gender reassignment. Because that was included in a broader budget bill on a range of things, that budget bill may then not pass through Congress. That budget bill includes funding for Donald Trump's border wall. This is a battle that Donald Trump wouldn't want to lose after battling on health care, another one of his signature policies. It is speculated it was on that basis that he has made this decision. Those concerns that had been raised by Republicans related only to the military paying for gender reassignment, not to the military having transgender members. This goes much further than any of those concerns that were being raised within the party.Zoe Daniel there. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia's relationship with the United Kingdom will only grow stronger in the wake of Brexit. Australia and the UK are continuing talks in Sydney today. Greg Jennett reports.These sorts of conversations rarely produce tangible results but that said, coming as they do after the UK election, this marks an important opportunity to get on with a body of work, particularly on the trade front. Boris Johnson, the visiting Foreign Minister, along with Michael Fallon, the visiting UK defence minister did start meeting in Sydney within the last hour or so, alongside Marise Payne and Julie Bishop and on trade in particular, Boris Johnson was very explicit that he is looking to Australia as an early free trade partner. Obviously, no Free Trade Agreement can be signed by the UK at the moment because it hasn't completed the Brexit process and it is not in any way legally able to enter into bilateral trade agreements yet but these discussions today and other work that is already underway lay down the foundations for what could become a UK/Australia free trade deal which would take affect after the Brexit process of divorce, if you like, is actually completed. Boris Johnson articulated that and also started out in these discussions by noting that he is a big friend of Australia, he has a long association with this country and he felt particularly delighted to be sitting high above Sydney Harbour in a towering skyscraper there in Sydney this morning. Amazing to be back in Sydney and as I reminded you last night, that view over your shoulder of Sydney Harbour Bridge takes me back to my early days when I was being taught rugby and my then Australian coach said "You have a back like Sydney Harbour Bridge" mate and it was too curved his suggestion. I then learned how to scrum properly and how to bind tight together in the front row.We have been quite an influence on you? You have. When you look at Australia and the UK, two countries that are increasingly bound tightly together. We need to be bound tightly together. I think now above all, as you rightly say, Julie, since AUKMIN got going, the threats we see in our world have been intensifying. You rightly called attention to the threat of terror which not only afflicts us in Europe, but also is manifesting itself in the Pacific region also.

We are expecting a media conference at the end of those talks some time this afternoon and we will cover that for you extensively here on ABC News. Police in the US city of Minneapolis will change their body camera policy after an Australian woman was shot dead by an officer while his camera was switched off. Justine Damond was killed by Mohammed Noor after calling to report a suspected rape two weeks ago. The police chief says officers will have to turn on their body cameras when responding to all calls. Minnesota State investigators have filed documents, meanwhile, that have the police officers who were at that scene saying that a woman slapped the back of a police car before the shooting and that this could be the source of the loud sound that the officers claim startled them. Fires have forced at least 12,000 people to flee homes and tourist sites in south-eastern France. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fires which have been whipped up by strong winds sweeping through the popular holiday region. On the front line of France's fires, it is time to flee.

Blazes engulfed buildings in Corsica's north. Locals watching their homes go up in flames. TRANSLATION: The wind rose, swirling, there were sparks everywhere. It was the apocalypse. TRANSLATION: You have to be crazy not to be afraid of something like that. I preferred to leave, I am not crazy.Others do all they can to protect their homes as the fires advanced through the forests from village to village.

From the air, the devastation is obvious, mountains engulfed in smoke as forests burn. The island of Corsica is worst-hit but there are also blazes in the mountainous interior of France's Alps region, particularly near Bormes-les-Mimosas and the resort of St Tropeax. Strong winds are thought to continue, raising fears that the winds could flare up again. TRANSLATION: The fires can start again with the wind. The fire didn't drop away overnight and the first rays of the sun will make the temperature rise again. There will be fire resumptions all day. Officials say the population in this region doubles or triples as holiday makers visit south-eastern France and thousands have been told to evacuate. TRANSLATION: We saw a big cloud of smoke that was white at first, it didn't stop growing and intensifying. We understood something was happening. When we saw the nonstop gliding of the firefighting planes we saw 10-20, even 30 passing up above us. We understood something was happening. Campers have reportedly been told to head to the beaches. From where they watched firefighting planes refill, the planes have joined more than 4,000 firefighters and troops deployed since Monday to tackle the blazes. France has appealed to its EU neighbours for assistance also.

The terminally ill baby boy who has been at the centre of a legal dispute in the UK will be moved to a hospice to die. Charlie Gard's parents wanted their son to spend his final hours at home but a judge has accepted doctors' arguments that the resources needed to care for Charlie away from a hospital were too great. The 11-month-old has a genetic disorder and his parents gave up their fight this week to have him receive experimental treatment in the US. They have agreed to move him to a hospice but have asked for a week before turning off his ventilator. The ABC has con firmed a special forces member is being investigated over allegations he killed an Afghan businessman then planted a pistol on the body to make it look like self-defence. The man was shot in a raid in Afghanistan six years ago. Dan Oakes joins us now with the official version of what happened in Tarin Kowt six years ago?The official version is Australian special forces raided a warehouse. There was a man there who tried to escape from them and then drew a pistol and they shot and killed him in self-defence. That is the version of events that was put forward by defence six years ago when this event happened.Why is this incident being investigated now?This inquiry going on at the moment is looking more broadly at the culture of special forces but examining a number of incidents involving Australian special forces in Afghanistan. We believe that there are allegations that in this case the man was killed and a pistol was planted on him afterwards to make it look like the killing was in self-defence. It is unclear why the inquiry has elected to look at this particular incident amongst others but certainly it is our understanding that it is one of the incidents being looked at.Are the personnel allegedly involved in this particular incident still current members of the ADF?It is difficult to know whether that is the case. There is a great deal of secrecy around individuals who served within that Special Operations Task Group. Is this investigation at arm's length from the military itself?It is separate from the chain of command within the Defence Force. It is being carried out by New South Wales Supreme Court judge Paul Brereton who is a major general in the defence force. There is a strict division between the inquiry and the chain of command. People we have spoken to have a great deal of confidence in the ability of this inquiry to get to the bottom of what has occurred in these incidents over there.Thanks Dan. Scaramucci torta Time for a check of the weather. Near is Nate Byrne.Starting with the satellite picture - cloud moving into the south-east of the country today, bringing showers and thunderstorms, and in the south-west, a cold front is approaching the corner many That is bringing dangerous winds today and also some storms and some dangerous surf conditions as well. The rest of the country, it is fine under a broad ridge of high pressure. Let's take a look at the capitals.

Looking ahead tomorrow, the showers will be clearing and most of the capitals are looking at a drier Friday. Here they are, really just some rain for the southern capitals, everyone else looking at a bit of sun.

The top stories today - a Colombian judge has deferred his decision on a plea deal for drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury. The 22-year-old Adelaide woman has been in jail since April after being found with more than 5kg of cocaine. If her plea deal was schedule, he sentence would be reduced to 6 years. An investigation is under way after police shot dead a man last night after a confrontation at Sydney Central Railway Station. US President Donald Trump has used Twitter to announce a ban on transgender individuals serving in the nation's military. The announcement has been rebuked by human rights groups and politicians but also attracted praise from Conservative activists. The President has not outlined how he will implement the policy. And Stephen Moore has announced he are will retire from rugby. It is likely that teammate Michael Hooper will step in to lead the Australian side. The florist caught up in last night's drama at Sydney's Central Station says he feels sorry for the man shot dead by police. Manuel is back at work this morning after he was threatened by the man last night. He has been speaking to reporter Jo Nicholson.I was just here, on busy time, quarter past 6, we were busy here and someone come and the his hand on my neck and under my jaw and then hold a bottle this side of my neck, and was yelling," Call the police. Don't move!" . And then somehow I managed to run away from him, and he was holding knives. He was showing the people the knives, had a good couple of knives, like this in his belt and was holding twoSo he grabbed the scissors and was he waving them around? What was he doing with the scissors?He was showing everybody with the knives, who could catch him.What did you think when you heard that he had been shot dead?I feel sorry for him, even now I feel sorry, but I'm alive because I could be dead.And business back to normal today?Perhaps. Manuel. This heoharas who wasn't through that tr fieing drama last night in Sydney. . Dr Chris Pepin-Neff a former Senate staffer has spent the last 5 years working on transgender service. He says the proposed ban is a disgrace.There are 15,000 transgender members in the US armed forces. Almost all of them have been serving honourably in the past 12 months, they are putting their lives on the line to protect the country and now the commander-in-chief is attacking them.It seems like a huge number. Has it been known for quite some time that there are something like 15,000?We have been working with transgender members to identify to present the data. RAN has done a report on it and shown minimal costs. About 8 million which is about a third of what they spend on Viagra in the United States military to really treat service members, so cost is not an issue.What do you make of the allegation about disruption?It's false. It's not a disruption in any of the 18 foreign militaries that allow openly transgender people to serve, including Australia. It is not a problem in Canada, not a problem in Great Britain, not a problem for any of these countries. In fact, what they find is diversity makes the military better, improving cohesion and improving military readiness, so a completely false statement.What sort of effect does an announcement have on these, on people going through transition?It will affect all 15,000, whether or not you are going through transition or hormone therapy. They are all in a state of terror and he is treating them as he treats Jeff Sessions or other staff members, puts them in precarious positions. So now you have people defending their country, putting their lives on the line and are worried about being fired from their job.15,000 people in there, is he going to sack all of them?Pem Well, people will lie. That's what will happen. It will become don't ask, don't tell, lie as a condition of service. You will have to stop taking your medicine or leave the military, it's that simple.But if they've been supported with medical costs over the past years, then they will be identified, won't they? Well, it will be tricky many A lot may not have sought medical treatment, may not have told anybody. I will be honest, I've worked on this for the past 5 years and I've encouraged people to come out.How do you feel about that?Now they are in danger 6789 We have put people in this position, now they've come out and now they are threatened by the President of the United States in an early-morning tweet. It is absolutely disgraceful, I think the President should be ashamed of himself and I think the service members should be proud of the work they provide.Have you spoken to some of those people since the President tweeted this information? I have.And what have you heard from them?They are not going to go. They are proud to serve the country. This is their job. They are professional military members, that's what they do, and they will continue serving until the President kicks them all out the door.And if there are attempts to kick them out the door, is this definitely - are we going to see this go through the courts?It will be tricky because tweets ant policy even though they've become policy.But if the policy is implemented and they start sacking transgender people.Then it will be challenged in the courts and it cob a slow road. The President has the authority. If he wanted to get rid of them all tomorrow, he could. It would be challenged in the courts and they may have to retract some of that, but the simple fact is the President does have the authority and if his tweets were policy, then we would be in trubl. In a bid to reduce air pollution, Britain is banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. It matches a similar pledge made by France and is part of a push to fight climate change, but environmentalists say is it enough and steps need to be taken sooner. Europe correspondent Lisa Millar reports. On some days, the quality of a irin London is among the worst in the world, and diesel engines, so popular across Europe, are some of the biggest pollute errs It hard to see, but the levels of nitrogen dioxide have been growing. Forced by a court order, the government has set a deadline. By 2040, no-one will be able to buy a new diesel or petrol car. OfWe have to get rid of petrol and diesel cars off our roads if we are to make sure we deal with the health problems but also we meet our climate change targets and the good news is that the car industry is already moving in this direction.Britain has a long and proud history of car-making and already some big-name brands, including Volvo and the Mini are shifting towards electric models. But the boss of Aston Martin says the government hasn't done enough work on the plans.If you don't have the wherewithal to pay for it, then as a statement or a policy it's absurd.Environmental groups say an initiative that will take 23 years to come into practice isn't what Britain needs now. Well, the plan has certainly grabbed the headlines over here, but read a little deeper and you can see the magsive challenge they face, starting with these. Electric charging points. Drivers say there aren't even enough of them now. It will all cost money and take time. Clean air advocates say there isn't enough of either. The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says there are official reporting suggesting North Korea could conduct further missile tests as early as today. Senior Pentagon officials fear North Korea could be capable of launching a nuclear strike on the US or Australia within the next six months. Speaking on Radio National this morning, Ms Bishop says she can't verify that assessment, but she is aware of concerns about further testing.We are receiving these reports, and the Australian Government's position is to ensure that no hostile power has the capacity to pose an existential threat to Australia, and that's why we are taking these threats very seriously and working with other like-minded nations to ensure that there is peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula. The Murray-Darling Basin is not the only part of the country where water politic is heating up. The ABC has obtained a leaked copy of a detailed plan to dam Western Australia's mighty Fitzroy River. The group behind it argues it could transform the Kimberley into a cotton powerhouse, but environmentalists warn it would destroy the river. Eliza Borrello has the story. Tourists come to the Kimberley for the scenery, the red rocks and the gorges. But industry is here for the water.Flood plains that are 30km across. The Fitzroy River, already supports pastoral properties like mining magnate's Gina Rinehart's station. Unlike its East Kimberley cousin, The Ord, the Fitzroy has never been dammed and that's just the way conservationists like it.It is one of the most special rivers in Western Australia and we're going to protect it. There have been several plans to dam the Fitzroy, but each time they've failed. Now the ABC has obtained a copy of a new one and the level of detail has local greens group Environs Kimberley, deeply concerned.What we will be facing will be the virtual ecological destruction of the Fitzroy River many The Fitzroy River would never be the same again.We are on the banks of the Fitzroy where you can see at the moment the water looks pretty calm, it is the dry season, but it is the huge monsoonal rains this plan is aiming to harness with proponents estimating two dams could hold up to 20 million megalitres of water. It might be a new plan, but it is from an old proponent, retired NSW cotton farmer John Logan and his company Kimco. Mr Logan has been keen to set up a cotton industry in the region for decades. He has put a $6 billion price tag on this proposal which would see 3,000 hectares of grain, cotton and horticulture, but no ap tide for it at a State Lel manyWe don't believe the case has been made for the damming of the Fitzroy River.And before he quit his role as Northern Australia Minister, Matt Kawana van waent backing it either?My understanding is there has been opposition from Indigenous and traditional owners groups in the past We are not seeking to impose dams on the country, but seeking to build dams where there is a welcome mat.Environs Kimberley wants legislation to protect the Fitzroy from future proposalless. And the ABC contacted John Logan about his plan but he declined to comment. Working with camels might be thought of as an ancient pastime, but it is still big business in sempb electoral Australia. A 92-year-old is proving he is as hardy as his animals. On the outskirts of Alice Springs, this 96-year-old cameleer is taking age in his stride.The beauty of a camel is they are built for arid country.Waterlow co-as he prefers to be known has worked in the pastoral industry since before World War II, but in retirement, he turned to cameleering.Whenever the press mentions camels, they talk about spitting and kicking and biting, but camels aren't like that. If they try to bite you, you just slap them on the nose and say, "No!" At the start of every winter, Wilko packs up his specially built toopy and heads to Central Australia where he gets camels ready for tourism and research expeditions into the Simpson Desert. Most mornings he is up before dawn and leading the pack. Cameleering has a long history in Central Australia and a hardy future as well, something Wilko is happy to put his hand up for.Every year I'm getting slower and weaker - most annoying, but at least better than the alternative.On track for a few more adventures yet. The top stories today - a Colombian judge has deferred his decision on a plea deal for drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury. An investigation is under way after police shot dead a man during a confrontation last night at Sydney's Central Railway Station. And US President Donald Trump has used Twitter to announce a ban on transgender individuals serving in the nation's military. A group of Aboriginal transgender women has a dream of selling their designs. The Sister Girls from the Tiwi Islands is having a crash course in textiles, creating outfits to model next month. Inside a classroom south of Darwin, The Sister Girls are putting final touches on their colourful new outfits. In less than a fortnight, The Sister Girls will transform from the maker to the model when they hit the catwalk. Nervous. First time.Before they parade on stage, the girls have undergone a two-week crash course in textiles, with nos ewing experience, they are exhausted and homesick.It has been challenging, the past week, starting to, you know, learning slowly.Most of the girls had never touched a sowing machine in their life.Didn't know how to thread a needle, didn't know how to put a button on, couldn'ts ew a straight line, had no idea what an overlocker was.But despite the lack of skills, it came naturally.We had lots of fun in front of the mirror.I'm definitely proud of myself and all the other girls, a big achievement. The certificate in visual warts is the first step towards developing their own business at home on the Tiwi Islands.We have the fabrics so we can sit and do thes ewing whenever we need to sell some clothes, outfits back at home.The Sister Girls are using screen printed fabrics from Tiwi Islander. Each has a story.Back at home, we have a boat shed covered in this here, representing the ocean of Tiwi Islands.Workshop set up, s ewing machines purchased and eventually The Sister Girls want to sell their designs.Who knows, bhab they could put one of their outfit noose production.For now, The Sister Girls are happy with their outfits. And now with a check of the markets, here is Rachel Pupazzoni. And now with a check of the markets,
here is Rachel Pupazzoni. Well, the market is higher this morning, further boosting yesterday's gains. The All Ords and the ASX200 both up about a third. Bendigo and Adelaide bank has fail, has fell almost 3% in morning trade, the company's biggest 1-day fall in more than a month. Infigej Energy stocks are down and Yancoal is looking to sell part of the Hunter Valley operations it acquired. Seven Group is gaining ground and goldminers are faring well today. FMG has reported higher-than-expected iron ore shipments for the 2017 fiscal year. The Nikkei is higher in morning trade, as is the Hang Seng, and Wall Street had a strong day, the Dow Jones closing at a

Gold is steady, hovering around 5-week highs.

The Australian dollar has surged to a 2-year high after the US Fed meeting. It has come off the high now, but still worth 80 US cents. The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight as analysts had expected. US inflation is slow and running about he low its target of 2% a year. The Fed softened its language, hinting it would begin reducing its balance sheet relatively soon. Financial market analyst Evan Lucas says a lot of interest is expected this year many The Fed is going through a really interesting scenario as well. We are about to see the unwinding of their balance sheet which is probably looking at what happened last night maybe the only movement in monetary policy over there for the rest of the year. So December, the chance of a rate hike now moved to below 30% because they actually say and took out that inflation is somewhat below their mean to just below. Not only that, January and February, half the board is up for change and it looks like Janet Yellen will go, along with Stanley Fisher, so the chair and vive chair along with four of the four probably more hawkish members and President Trump is already talking about who he will replace them with.Urgent negotiations is under way with China in an attempt to salvage six abandoned abattoirs. They have been put on a banned list for not complying with Chinese labelling laws. Kilcoy pastoral Company, JBS Australia, and Thomas Foods. Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says up to $100 million of trade is at stake. Australian diplomat and negotiators are trying to resolve the issue with more shipments headed for Chinese ports. Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has announced he will step down from the captaincy immediately and also retire from international rugby at the end of the year. Moore will play a final with the Queensland Reds in 2018. The 34-year-old has played 120 tests for Australia and currently the second most capped Wallaby of all time.Yes, very tough, something that has been a big part of my life and means a lot to me playing for Australia, and I just felt like in the last few months, you talk to people who have done it and they say you know it's time and I got that feeling in the past few months, talking to a lot of people who are close to me, I felt the time was right to finish the year strongly and the next crop of players take the team forward.Now Paul Kennedy has the rest of the day's sports news, including Emma has the rest of the day's sports
news, including Emma McKeon's performance in Budapest.200 metres freestyle and Emma McKeon was leading for all up until that stage there and then Frederica Pellegrini from Italy came through and got the win. You can see there McKeon and Ledecky were tied for second.That's not bad on your CV anyway, having a dead heat with Ledecky.No, that's right, and this is Australia - that's Emma McKeon winning silver again as part of that medley relay team. Did you know that the mixed medley relays, had its second outing in the World Championship in 2015.I didn't know there was one.Why he, and bringing it into the Olympics. Oh, wow! .Mitch Larkham swam particularly well, didn't do well in the individual events, but did well in the relay, and also Daniel Cave in the breast stroke and Emma McKeon was in there for butterfly and Bronte Campbell was terrific in the anchor, Australia won a silver there.It is a great idea, but I can't think other sports would be too happy with that because there are so many medals in swimming already?Well, there is that argument, but if you don't worry about that, it's good. A bit of tactics involved, who goes head to head with whom and all the rest of it, but McKeon has been the standout. No gold for Australia in the World Championships, but interestingly McKeon reckons she can get faster At the Commonwealth Games she will be a power. The other Australian swimmers who will be are yet to reveal themselves.And less stress now about the fact that Australia hasn't got a gold. It feels like there is less drama about that now because we've got more realistic expectations.And four silvers equals one gold or two golds, doesn't it? I'm not sure. Turning to tennis and Novak Djokovic has been the real crashout story of the past year or so and it has been a bit of a mystery, so fill us in on the development of that now?Well, he is out for the rest of the year with an elbow injury. It seems he has been carrying that for some 18 months and I'm not sure it has been an incredibly debilitating injury because he has still won the odd tournament along the way, but he has been exiting, like he did againstist man in the Australian Open, as you saw earlier in the year, has been exiting tournaments earlier and had to pull out of the Wimbledon quarterfinals. The injury is niggling and I can see why he will take time off because Federer did it and Nadal did it, and to beat those guys, Djokovic is going to have to be 100% fit. So if he takes time off, there is every chance that he go hes his body right to go. He said he wants to play for a couple more years. Longevity is the other one, but he will start 2018 at the Australian Open probably in top fitness, having rested that, and the US Open, it probably means that Federer will be the out and out favourite to win the US Open.And is there a suggestion among Djokovic's issues might be just his mindset as well?I don't think so. It was in the early days, but then when he went through the dominant period, he was as dominant through a couple of years as Roger Federer was in his heyday. No, I don't think if there is any question about that. He is professional now and usually gets the best out of himself, so it seems like he has been slightly worried about that injury and will get it all fixed up.Finally, what's happening with the West Coast Eagles in the AFL?A bit of pressure many They lost to Collingwood last week. Hey, if you lose to Collingwood this year, there will be pressure on you as coach. But Adam Simpson handled it well yesterday, reckons there is no danger about his job at the moment, keeps getting asked about his veteran team, he has one of the older teams in the league. They were expected to be prominent 14, but hasn't worked out that way. Still time to come good. Same old West Coast story which was around years ago which is they are not quite as good on the road, but anyway, we will see how they go.Cheers, Paul. Now with a look at the weather, will see how they go.Cheers, Paul.
Now with a look at the weather, here Now with a look at the weather, is Nate Byrne.Starting with the satellite picture, we've got some cloud moving into the south-east of the country today, that's bringing some showers and thunderstorms, and in the south-west, a cold front is approaching the corner. That is bringing dangerous winds today, and also some storms and some dangerous surf conditions as well. For the rest of the country, it is fine under a broad ridge of high pressure. Taking a look at the capitals today:

Looking ahead to tomorrow, we will see the showers lingering in the south-west and starting to clear off into the south-east pretty quickly and that means most of the capitals are looking at a drier Friday. Here they are, really just some rain for the southern capitals, everyone looking at sun and Darwin in the dry.Every year, a festival in Mexico aims to break the record for hat tin America's biggest sandwich and they've done it again. A super torta measuring a massive 67 metres. 60 ingredients, including hundreds of litres of mayonnaise, mustard and spicy sauces. Hungry bystanders got to enjoy the final product. Good stuff! Stick with us on the ABC News Channel. Your next bulletin is coming up shortly.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today: Ruling delayed as a Colombian judge considers a plea deal in the drug-smuggling case of Cassie Sainsbury. A Sydney florist describes how a man held a broken bottle to his throat before being shot dead by police at Central Station.I feel sorry for him. Yeah, I feel sorry, but I'm alive, because I could be dead. Old wounds reopened: Donald Trump reinstates a ban on transgender people serving in the military. And hanging up the captain's hat: Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore calls time on his career. Hello. Kathryn Robinson with ABC