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bloodbath in Egypt as security

forces crush a religious

protest. Qantas engineers call

off their strike but the damage off their strike but the

is aural terminal. A massive water release puts the snow

back into the Snowy. And will

it be third time lucky? Beatle

Paul says yes today. Welcome to ABC News. I'm Virginia

Haussegger. The Egyptian

capital has awoken to anger and

confusion after a night of

horrific clashes left dozens of

people dead. What started as a

protest by coptic Christians

ended in the worst violence sin

the uprising in February which

ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Most of those killed are believed to have been crushed by armoured vehicles caught by

TV cameras driving into crowds

of protesters. Middle East correspondent Ben Knight reports on what attempt to derail the reports on what some see as an

Democratic process. This was

supposed to be a protest and

plea for protection after a

spate of attacks on Egypt's

Christian minority but the

marchers say they were attacked

by thugs and then by the military police. State television showed personnel carriers driving at

personnel television showed army

full speed towards crowds of protesters. Afterwards, several

army vehicles were set on fire.

It turned into a running

battle. I came to Tahrir

Square and saw them firing tear

gas. The rioting lasted late

into the night. Mobs of thugs

in civilian clothes ran into

the streets. Some Muslims were

part of this protest alongside

part of this protest alongside their fear that

their fear that Egypt's ruling

military is growing in power

and has no plans to keep its

promise to hand over to a

civilian Government. I am a

Muslim man. When I learned of

people being hit in Tahrir

Religion is Square, I had to come here.

irrelevant. Christian

protesters took their dead and

wounded to this coptic hospital near the centre of Cairo. In

the morgue, relatives were

horrified at the number of

dead. We're just walking into

this morgue and I've counted 17

dead bodies, some of State television tonight, it

reported three security forces

killed, not a word about this. Medical staff battle to

cope with dozens of injured

while outside, the army arrived

at the hospital, sparking more

battles in the streets around

it. Egyptian army. I cannot

believe the Egyptian army has

been killing Egyptian people.

The first elections are due to

take place next month but some

unrest as a pretext to delay here fear the army will use the

the elections indefinitely and

hang on to power for itself.

There's good news to today for

the Australian teenager being held in Bali possession. The head of Bali's held in Bali for drug

drug squad has confirmed police

will treat the boy as a minor who needs drug rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has spoken to the

14-year-old boy by telephone.

Indonesia correspondent Matt

Brown reports from Denpasar. At police headquarters, Moriarty, today chose the back Australia's

door for his diplomacy. The

Consul-General in Bali, Brett Farmer, was equally tight-lipped. The

is making all the media comments. The ambassador spent

around 45 minute with the head

of Bali's drug squad reviewing

The Prime details of the boy's arrest.

says yesterday the ambassador The Prime Minister's office

passed his phone to the boy so

Julia Gillard could tell him

the Government's doing all it

can to help but today he

wouldn't be drawn on the Prime Minister able to reassure Prime Minister able to reassure

the boy? After days of running

commentary from the Government,

the Opposition's accusing its

the senior members of exploiting

the boy's predicament. It's

rather unseemly to watch the

Prime Minister and the Foreign

Minister competing for air time

over issues as serious as the

young boy in Bali. While the

case has top priority in

Canberra, Indonesia's police chief hasn't heard the

about it first," he says. details. "Justlet me check

Bali's police spokesman has

confirmed the boy is being

treated as a minor but his

future is still up in the air.

The head of Bali's drug squad,

Superintendent Mulyadi, has

told the ABC the boy is being

dealt with under the law for

minors with a drug problem but

he says the case

he says the case that he should

be released into rehabilitation

instead of being sent to prison

still needs to be proven in

court. Qantas engineers called

off their industrial action at

the last minute today but it

was too late for the airline to

get its cancelled flights back

into the air. For its part, the

union says Qantas was planning

to deduct more pay than it was

legally entitled to which

Qantas denies. Both parties say

the other is to blame, meaning

there's likely to be more

disruption later this week.

Sydney's Qantas terminal was

almost deserted. Tullamarine

was not much different. Passengers

days ago what to expect with

engineers in Sydney, Melbourne

and Brisbane planning to walk

off the job for four hours.

We'll just catch the train into town and just around and make the most of

it. It actually suits us

better to fly at 2:00 than at

5:00 so for us it was a good

rescheduled thing. Qantas cancelled or

rescheduled almost 80 flights

but in the end it was all for

nothing with engineer s calling off the strike at midday.

Qantas still has not received any notification

off. The only way we know about

it is by reading a news

release. The union says some

engineers would have lost

almost a day's pay. For people who started at different times

of the day, Qantas were threatening

threatening to essentially take

wages off them twice for the stoppage

stoppage which we found un

acceptable. The union is threatening legal advice.

Despite the strike being called off, passengers were still stuck with the delays. It's a

bit of a nuisance because I've

been away for three weeks, my

mother's been house sitting and

I've spent less than 12 hours with

with her because her flight got cancelled. It's not over cancelled. It's not over yet. Both parties are blaming each

other for stalling

negotiations. Engineers are

pressing ahead with plans for

another 4-hour stop-work

meeting this Friday.

Politicians are returning to

Canberra for a crucial

parliamentary sitting week. The

Government is still trying to secure enough support to get

its Malaysia asylum-seeker deal

though the bill is doomed in through the Lower House even

the Senate. It's been 80 years

since a Government lost a

legislative vote in the House. More and more, as the Government starts to

disintegrate, we look like the

real hope for the people of

Australia. Labor does have the

numbers for the carbon tax. The House of Representatives is due

to vote on that legislation on

Wednesday. It's a very important environmental and

economic reform, one that is

overdue in our economy and one that will stand good stead in the years to come. Leading businessman and

former Reserve Bank board

member Dick Warburton is demanding a carbon tax be deferred untilathise more international action. The

ailing snowy river is getting a

reviver. For deck Ed as, most

of its natural flow has been

diverted into the Snowy Hydro scheme, leaving the river

silted and sluggish. Today, the

dam gates were opened for the

first time in 40 first time in 40 years, sending

12,000 megalitres of water down

pm stream and that's just the

beginning. An explosion of

water, hoping to plast the

grime off a dying riverbed. The

iconic Snowy has been choking

under the layers of silt and

mud that built up in not much

more than a trickle. The force

of this water can move boulders

and experts predict it will

carve out a whole new river

bed, refreshing the eccee

system and restoring life. Over

two weeks, 84,000 megalitres is

being flushed through the Snowy, the most the river's

seen in 50 years. It's not the

en. We've still got lot of work

to do but this is a significant

milestone in the recovery of

the snowy river. The Snowy

Hydro scheme diverted Hydro scheme diverted 99% of

the river's water to generate electricity. It was an

engineering masterpiece that

nearly killed the Snowy. It why

today is so special for those

who have campaigned for decades

to restore life in the river.

Rivers are our mother's

arteries and if we get clots well. The road to recovery

began a decade ago and cost

Federal and State Governments

half a billion dollars. Water management isn't rocket

science, science, it's far more

complex. But finally they've

delivered. A great present to

future generations that they

will get the opportunity to see

some of those flows that used

to really be participate of

this landscape. This is the

start of the end of a long wait

to see health restored to to see health restored to the Snowy. The last time water

flows over the top of this dam

was in the mid' 70s. Over the next megalitres will be pumped into

the snowy river system, that's

more water than the whole of

Lake Burley Griffin. The river

is expected to rise about 3m

and low-lying properties have

been warned the river bank

could flood and if the water is

there, this will become an annual event. Salvage experts

in New Zealand are racing to

secure a container ship which

ran aground on a reef in the Bay of Plenty last week.

Already, sticky black globules of fuel oil are littering the sand of a popular beach. From

Tauranga, here's New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz. It was beach-combing

with a difference. It's

exactly like tar off It's horrible

stuff. Authorities say there's

no point starting the official

clean-up until after high tide

tomorrow. Locals couldn't

wait. We rely on tourism so

hugely and there will be some

people really freaking out at

the moment, I think. the moment, I think. The

Defence Force has been called

in and Australians are among to stop in and Australians are among the international to stop an environmental

disaster in an area rich in

bird and marine life. I think

it's fair to say it's

inevitable there will be more

oil coming ashore. How much, we don't know. An operation to

pump the 1700 tons of fuel from

the 'Rena' to a nearby bullker

barge was suspend after barely

getting going. The thrusters

overheated and detached and

went and stood off. It is not just residents who want answers

about this looming disaster. Two investigations are under

way. The 'Rena' was detained in

Fremantle port in July for poor

maintenance and problems with

securing cargo. Union here says problems with

the ship were also detected in

a New Zealand port in September. Maritime New Zealand officials say at this stage there are no signs that the

'Rena' is about to break up but

they say, as with every other

aspect of this operation, there are no guarantees. Libya's

interim Government forces have taken control of strategic

landmarks in Colonel Gaddafi's

home town of Sirte. They're occupying the occupying the hospital, the

university and a conference centre where Gaddafi Loyalists were based. Anne Barker

reports. The battle for Libya

looks set to be decided in a

few strategic pockets of Sirte.

Moammar Gaddafi's home town.

Every day the anti-Gaddafi

forces capture another key mark. Since yesterday, they've

taken the university, a major

conference centre and the hospital, each time capturing

or expelling the enemy. We or expelling the enemy. We are

surrounding them from three

fronts so they only have the

sea facing them and God willing, decisive hourfor the

battle is coming soon. But it

hasn't come easily. Intense

fighting continues in the city

centre and casualties have been

high. In less than a week, dozens here have been killed, hundreds more have and thousands of hundreds more have been wounded and thousands of civilians are

still trapped in the city. We

stayed in our homes because we

came under very heavy bombing

and couldn't go out. Yet the

anti-Gaddafi forces are already

celebrating and their leaders are optimistic the war is in

its final days. I will

reassure all Libyans that the

liberation will be done in the

coming few days. Once Sirte falls, the transitional

Government says it will declare Libya officially liberated or without Moammar Gaddafi. Pro Government fighters captured

his palace in Sirte once a

lavish family home but it was

empty. Once again, the empty. Once again, the former dictator is nowhere to be seen.

Hundreds of women say they've

been lured to Australia from

overseas to work as sex slaves.

They've come with the promise

of a better education but have

ended up being forced into

prostitution to pay off debts.

The claims are part

The claims are part of a 'Four

Corners' investigation into

trafficking and sexual slavery. It's a growing trade where

women are bought and sold like commodities and in some cases

enslaved. We've had 305 investigations and assessments

since 2003, 184 victims

rescued, 70% of those are women involved in sexual

servitude. One woman who can

only be known as Rose arrived

in Melbourne in 2009 with the promise of learning English.

Her trip was arranged by an

agent in China who charged her

$8,000 for travel and tuition

fees but when she

was told she had a debt of more

than $20,000 and would have to

work to pay it off. It was at this stage that she first told

me I would be required to work

as a sex worker. I went blank

in my mind. I was really

shocked and I didn't know what

to do. Rose was driven to a

and made to have sex with six

men. I felt like I was dying.

I felt that I had fallen into

hell. Rose says she hell. Rose says she was forced

to work 15 hours a day, 7 days

a week, servicing up to 10 men

per shift. The international

syndicate that sent her to

Australia has its headquarters

in Taiwan.

TRANSLATION: According to the

information we have in Taiwan,

they have trafficked around 60

to 70 girls to Australia. But

Police haven't requested the

evidence they've gathered.

We're in the middle of some

things and I really can't - I'm not at because it's bigger than the

AFP. Meanwhile, many women

remain in sexual servitude and

their traffickers are at large.

You can see more of that story on tonight's 'Four Corners' at

8:30. Police are investigating whether a teen-aged girl was

wearing headphones when she was hit hit and killed by a train in Melbourne's north-west. Police

say the 15-year-old was trying

to cross at a level crossing

station just before 8:00 this morning. She was struck by a

Bendigo train bound for

Melbourne. Paramedics tried

unsuccessfully to revive the

girl. Police found a set of

headphones but don't know

whether the girl was wearing

them when she was hit. They're

speaking to witnesses. An improved treatment for prostate

cancer has been put to the test in Australia. It's

invasive, may reduce the

impotency rate and can be done

as day surgery. Medical

reporter Sophie Scott was there

as doctors performed it for the first time. Desman Poole has

early-stage prostate cancer. He

was the first patient in

Australia to undergo this new

kind of cancer treatment. I

was excited that I got help .

It's an improvement on a treatment called bracytherapy.

Doctors from the prostate

cancer institute at Saint George hospital use smaller radioactive seeds than norming,

norming, implanting them in the prostate. The new thing about

today is we're using very small

seeds, smaller than the normal

radioactive seeds we use so presumably

presumably this will result in

less swelling and less

short-term side effects for the patient. Bracytherapy's one of

the treatments with very few

side effects. What we've done,

today we've made a simpler

procedure even simpler. By

using these thinner needles and

smaller seeds, it helps the

patient make a recovery. There is a view that

this may reduce the impotence

rate by having less trauma on

the prostate during the

procedure, there may be less trauma to the trauma to the nerves that are

important for sexalual function. Doctors use a technique where they scan the

patient to see where the seeds

are going to make sure it's as

accurate as possible. After the

success of today' procedure,

it's expected had technique

will be rolled out to hospitals across Australia. Desman

Poolicise he's had happy to be

a pioneer. To finance now, the

local share market closed higher today and the Australian

Dollar surgeded to more than 98

US cents. Alan Kohler reports.

The economists are predicting a rise in unemployment to 5.5%

because of a 2.1% fall in the

number of job ads in September.

The shift from newspapers to

online continues with a big

fall in newspaper ads in the

last 12 mnings. It's not the

sort of slow-down in jobs you'd see in be enough for interest rates to

be cut at least twice. In fact,

the futures market is now predicting the Reserve Bank

will cut twice at once by half

a per cent

a quarter of a per cent . The slowing labour market is not worrying the quickening share

market which added another 0.9% today despite falls in New York on Friday. That happened

because US employment was also

weak. The unemployment rate was

9.1%. I guess the difference is US interest rates any more whereas ours can.

Here's another perspective on

bull and bear markets. This

chart shows the All Ordinaries

index and company profits,

suggesting when suggesting when the market was

going up after 1982 it more or

less followed rising profits

except when share prices really

took off in 1987 and 2006. But

the bear market is

psychological. Profits are up

but investors aren't watching

them. They're watching Europe

and global debt. Spot gold is

up today which analysts say is

due to the growing optimism about the European debt but it wasn't long ago gold was

going up for the opposite reason, pessimism about Europe.

The Aussie dollar is currently

around 98 and a third US cents,

up half a cent, also because of

optimism about Europe and

despite a bit of pessimism about Australia and that's

psychology. The Springboks are

on their way now now bring on

New Zealand. Australian rugby

fans might be thinking just

that after yesterday' unlikely

World Cup win over South Africa

in Wellington. Both the have injury concerns after

their torrid quarterfinal

victories. They have six days

to regroup for their semifinal

show-down at Auckland's Eden

park. John Hayes Bell reports. They might be the walking

wounded but they're also

winners. The Wallabies limped

from Wellington to Auckland

today, knowing they face a race

against the clock to be primed for next Sunday's semifinal against the All Blacks. It's

always special just to be

involved at this level, working

with men who take what they do. After the

bruising win over South Africa, Australia's main concerns are

bowl Beal Beal's recurring hamstring strain and Pat McCabe

wholift the field with shoulder

problems. He's talking his physical

physical State up, as he does.

He's suggesting it's only a

stinger, we'll know more in 48 hours. Replacement forward

Sekope Seku role rolled an

ankle, he's also in doubt. The

all are blacks already without

star fly -half Dan Carter,

they've also lost his replacement Colin Slade

is also out of the tournament with a fractureded shoulder

after the torrid encounter with

Argentina. Aaron Cruden is

expected to be the expected to be the starting fly-half. Two second-half tries

pushed the men in black out to

a 23-point margin last night.

With an eye to facing the

rejuvenated Wallabies pack, New

Zealand took positives from its

effort against the Pumas. Our

set-piece was good, I thought the scrum was particularly good

and Argentineans are renowned for The learns over time for myself

and the guys that have been

around for a while is you've

got to play for 80 minutes in

big Test matches and there's

always going to be opportunities for it's about taking them. It's a timely

lesson for all four surviving

nations. The Socceroos captain

Lucas Neill says his team won't

underestimate Oman in tomorrow

night's World Cup qualifier in

Sydney. Oman is currently last

in the Asian qualifying group

but Neil says Australia will

need to be at its best to win the two wins from as many games two wins from as many games in

the Asian qualifying group and

Oman is yet to taste victory

but with stars like Cahill,

Kewell and Emerton missing, Australia's not expecting an

easy night. We have to be playing

playing to our potential or as

close to our potential as

possible on the night otherwise we could find ourselves in an

embarrassing situation. The

Socceroos coach hasn't read too

much into his team's 5-0 win

over Malaysia in last Friday's

friendly. I can tell you a

secret, I never read the papers. Apart from wanting a

win, Holger Oesick was cagey win, Holger Oesick was cagey about

tomorrow. If it was a wishing

well I can tell you what but

it's not. Australia is unbeaten

in its three previous games against Oman. Velt Vettel's

achievements leave even the man

himself lost for words. They

were making more noise in the

German's home town after the

24-year-old became the youngest

driver to win successive

Formula One world championships. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE I think this year

we've always been one step ahead. Sebastian Vettel's third placing in the Japanese

Grand Prix sealed the championship win with four

races to go. Andy Murray is cutting a swathe through Asia. Last week's Thailand triumph

has been followed by a stunning

win over Rafael Nadal in the

final of the Japan Open. After

dropping the first set 6-3,

Murray mauled the Spaniard 6-2,

Murray mauled the Spaniard 6-2,

6-0. The Scot will replace

Roger Federer as world number

three if he wins this week's Shanghai Masters.

Bryce Molder won the latest

event on the US PGA tour but it

didn't cut the mustard compare would a saucy incident

concerning Tiger Woods. He was

lining up a putt when a

spectator threw a hotdog in his

direction. He was arrested for

disturbing the peace. It's food

for thought for the world

number one ahead of his

Australia visit. The former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has

married for a third time. Sir

Paul and his new wife, American

dating four years ago. Between

them they tied and untied three

marriage knots but for sir Paul

and his American and his American bride, Nancy Shevell, the plan is this is

the last time. It was a very

simple affair, a handful of

guests including fellow Beatle

Ringo Starr, some family for a

civil ceremony. The Marylebone

registry sofs the same place

Paul McCartney first said I do

back in 1969 with Linda Eastman. Eastman. Sadly, she died of cancer in 1998. Sir Paul's second wedding with Heather

Mills may have been a more

lavish affair in an Irish castle but it and financially draining with

acrimonious divorce in 2008.

This time, after just 45

minutes inside for a ceremony

away from the cameras, finally

hundreds of fans and media got

what they'd been waiting for,

first view of the newlyweds, petals and praise from still-adoringing fans. Paul

was getting married and it was

great to be here and wanted to see it all happen. I told him congratulations. He

said thank you. She said thank

you so I'm happy. Now I can go home finally. Then it was a

short ride back to St Johns

Wood, close to the Apple

Studios where much of the

Beatles' music was recorded.

Again, a low-key arrival, a

wave to the crowd, a simple

fuss-free day and hopefully the

last time either of them ever

need the Marylebone registry. There you go. And now here he

is with all our weather news.

Time to welcome Mark Carmody.

Good evening. Another public

holiday and another

coolish day, although this

morning it started out fine and sunny. Over night the minimum

was 5 and with all this cloud

about, the top was only 16.

Cloud crossing Victoria will bring

and cloud moving over WA will

bring a temporary end to purg's

run of nice days with - Perth's

run of nice days with possible

showers. A cold 41 has moved through our region through our region and is

heading off into the Tasman to

be replaced by a high pressure system to give us high, system to give us high, mostly

sunny weather and possible

frosts on Wednesday so early

planted tomatoes may need


Virginia, a viewer, sent in a heap of flowers from

her garden for us and this is just one of them. She is

obviously a green thumb. Thank

you. Before we go, a brief

recap of our top stories

tonight - dozens of coptic

Christian protesters have been

killed and hundreds more

injured in Egypt's worst violence since the February

uprising. And Qantas engineers

today called off a 4-hour

strike but the airline says it

was too late to reschedule

flights. That's the news for

now. Next up, 7:30 looks of the most critical weeks of a

tumultuous year for the Federal

Government. For me, for now,

goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

Tonight - a modern medical

mystery. Why are more and more children blighted by food

allergies all the time? Very

brave girl, aren't you? It

really is this new generation

that's most affected. We're talking about a condition that

can cause the death of a

child. Provocative author

Nikki Gemmell on what women

really want. I heard you say

elsewhere that you think women

would rather have no sex than

bad sex. What do you mean by

that? I think as we get older we won't stand for bad sex.

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But first, after a decade of

debate, Australia seems certain

to get a carbon price. The

Bills to set it up should clear

the Lower House on Wednesday.

And that will be a victory for