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(generated from captions) to engage in results-orientated talks on the country's nuclear program. President Hassan Rowhani has promised a more transparent approach in international affairs. The US President Barack Obama says he's encouraged by his counterpart's more moderate course. Iran is under powerful sanctions over its controversial nuclear ambitions. The Kenyan Government has declared an end of a bloody 4-day siege by Islamist militants at a shopping centre in Nairobi. Five attackers have been killed and 11 suspects taken into custody. More than 65 people died in the massacre and authorities expect the final death toll will be much higher. Three days of mourning have been announced. Two wins by Team USA today in the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay has set up a nail-biting sudden death finish in the quest for sailing's greatest prize. New Zealand looked like they would win the series after an early lead, however, the US are back in contention after consecutive race wins. The next round will decide who will take the Cup. Federal Police have broken an organised crime syndicate with the discovery of 274 kilogrammes of ephedrine. A biosecurity officer at the Port of Melbourne found the drug hidden in more than 3,000 bags of rice from India. It's Australia's third largest seisure of the drug which could be used to make up to 200 kilogrammes of crystal meth amphetamine. Kenya has declared three days of mourning after the deadly siege in Nairobi finally came to an end. 67 people were killed in the 4-day assault by Islamist gunmen on an up-market shopping centre. The death toll is expected to climb and authorities are still sifting through the rubble looking for more victims. From Nairobi, here's the ABC's Marty Natelegawa. After a long bloody stand-off, victory has been claimed. -- Martin Cuddihy. 11 suspects are in custody in connection with the attack. The announcement was made 80 hours after the attack began. These cowards will meet justice, as will their accomplices and patrons, whenever they are. The assault to free the hostages was made with help from international advisers. 11 Kenyan soldiers were taken to hospital. Three of those men later died. Part of the building collapsed and there are more bodies in the rubble. Panic rained when al-Shabaab militants attacked the Westgate mall during the lunchtime rush used assault
on Saturday. The terrorists used assault Rifles and grenades. Scores of people were killed. Their families have now started claiming the dead. They're burying loved ones and lamenting the loss. the
And I've seen my father being the first man to die, I've never seen a dead man, but I've seen my father. Three days of national mourning has been declared and with the conclusion of this deadly and brazen attack, shock is starting to subside, with outrage taking its place. Already some Kenyan politicians are calling for revenge. Iran's new moderate president Hassan Rowhani has used his first speech to the UN Refugee Convention General Assembly to declare that nuclear weapons have no place in his country's arsenal. comments came arsenal. The Iranian leader's comments came hours after the US President Barack Obama expressed US President Barack expressed cautious optimism. Jane Cowan reports from New York. Iran's friendly overtures York. Iran's overtures aren't convincing
everyone. 220 people were executed in Iran since his inauguration. I think the fact he is coming to speak at the United Nations with a moderate label is absolutely absurd. Before the President of the United States touches this man and gets the blood of Americans on his hands we've got to demand a lot of him. With his country suffering under crippling economic sanctions Hassan Rowhani says he's ready to talk about Iran's nuclear program. TRANSLATION: The Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to engage immediately in result-orientated talks to build mutual confidence and remove mutual uncertainities with full transparency. But a hoped-for face-to-face encounter with the US President Barack Obama never materialised. American officials say the Iranians declined their offer. We should be able to achieve a resolution that respects the rights of the Iranian people while giving the world confidence that the Iranian program is peaceful. But to succeed, conciliatory words will have to be matched by actions that are transparent and verifiable. While declaring chemical weapons will never be part of Iran's future Hassan Rowhani is insisting on the right to enrich uranium and observers remain sceptical. There is no chance that the regime is going to give up its quest for nuclear weapons. They've been at it for more than 20 years. Whether or not the nuclear diplomacy can succeed is a question that won't be answered this week, but America and Iran have at least begun to thaw a relationship for more than three decades. We're going to take you live to Melbourne now, where Labor leadership candidate Bill Shorten is shortly to address the Per Capita think tank. We regard the contest of ideas as essential to the future of our country. For these reasons we're delighted to host the public policy launches of Anthony Albanese here last week and now Bill Shorten here today. Open to the community and media and open to any party members. It's quite clear that not just party insiders, but the broader community has a vigorous interest in the new leader of the ALP and understanding the values and ideas behind them. So vigorous that interest has been there are sprobl stray Freo supporters down the back wondering what all the fuss is about. It's not often we can outcompete the AFL in terms of news flow. It's a progressive think tank, we're dedicated to building the long-term future of the country and to do that, we set out some very clear moral values and I think these stand in stark contrast to a conservative world view. We believe there's a place where people can have strong rights and are equal and are included. There's a place where people have excellent skills, secure work and shared prosperity. There's a place where can build a thriving community and a sustainable future. We believe that place is Australia, but it's a progressive Australia. And to build that future, we need to help individuals and families and communities identify their challenges and manage change. We need to share information seize
widely, help people take risks, seize opportunities, but also absorb setbacks. Progressive leaders will need to change how they manage our hopes and our time, not just our money. We need to support meaningful relationships not merely the exercise of power. The ideas and values of the heart of a progressive Australia must be carefully conceived. They must be widely debated and they must be genuinely held. They must Democrat
engage Labor and Social Democrat and progressive alike. They must unite the inner city and the suburbs, the coast and the bush. The vote by ALP members and the Federal caucus to determine a new leader is part of that process. It's the beginning, but it's not the end. For many years, both ALP party elders and rank and alike party elders and rank and file
alike general participation by party
members. alike have bemoaned the lack members. One look at this room, one look at this room members. One look at enough to know that a genuine contest of ideas and a genuine vote is met with a genuine voice. Following Bill's speech we'll have time for extensive question and answers. I would ask they be ask they be pithy and to the point. This audience is here to hear Bill's response not background and introductory speeches. Please also avoid the football just this once, as I haven't been able to. And now it's a real honour to introduce Bill Shorten, former Minister for Education, for Employment and Workplace Relations and for financial services and superannuation. Bill has worked as union organise, union secretary and as a member of the ACTU executive. p

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You're watching ABC News 24, I'm Kumi Taguchi. We're trying to take you to Melbourne live where Labor leadership hopeful Bill Shorten is addressing the per capita think tank. We did have that speech coming to you shortly, but we are having technical difficulties there. We will bring that to you as soon as we can get that signal back up. We'll turn to other news now where Kenya has declared three days of mourning after the deadly siege in Nairobi finally came to an end. 67 people were killed in the 4-day assault by Islamist gunmen on an up-market shopping centre. The death toll is expected to climb as authorities begin sifting through the rubble for more victims. After a long and bloody stand-off, been claimed. Five terrorists been claimed. were killed with gunfire. were killed with gunfire. 11 suspects are in custody suspects are in connection with the attack. connection with the Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement 80 Uhuru Kenyatta made announcement 80 hours after the announcement 80 hours after attack began. These cowards will meet justice, as will their accomplices and patrons, whenever they are. The assault to free the hostages was made with help from international advisers. 11 Kenyan soldiers were taken to hospital and three of those men later died. Part of the building collapsed and there are more bodies in the rubble. Panic reigned when al-Shabaab militants attacked the Westgate mall during the lunchtime rush on Saturday. Terrorists used assault Rifles and grenades. Scores of people were killed. Their families have now started claiming the dead. They're burying loved ones and lamenting the loss. I've seen my father being the first man to die, I've never seen a dead man, but I've seen my father. Three days of national mourning has been declared and with the conclusion of this deadly and brazen attack, shock is starting to subside with outrage taking its place. Already, some Kenyan politicians are calling for revenge. Minister's brushed off reports that Indonesia directly warned her not to implement parts of her not the Coalition's border protection plan. Julie Bishop has held talks with her Indonesian counterpart in New York. An Indonesian newsagency has reported her counterpart saying he conveyed the message loud and clear that his country will not accept a policy that violates its sovereignty. We had a very productive discussion. We talked about the issue generally specifically, but I'm not going into the details of what essentially are operational issues, but we had a very cordial meeting I can assure you. Ms Bishop said the discussion will continue when Tony Abbott travels to Jakarta later this month. The Coalition Government's flagging a shake-up of the university on
sector. Labor abolished caps on emissions to give more students access to higher education. The new minister says he has no plans to reintroduce caps, but he does have concerns about the system. We need to review the demand-driven system of university places, because there is some evidence and the previous government had a similar view, that quality is suffering to achieve quantity. We believe that everyone who aspires to go to university should have that opportunity and we will certainly reinforce our credentials as the party of further education in this country. The Government's planning to abolish the compulsory student services and amenities fee worth about $270 a year. Federal Police say they've broken an organised crime syndicate with the discovery of 274 kilogrammes of ephedrine. A biosecurity officer at the Port of Melbourne found the drugs hidden in more than 3,000 bags of rice from India. It's Australia's third largest seisure of the drug which could have been used to make up to 200 kilogrammes of crystal meth amphetamine. Police have charged two Canadian nationals and one Australian man with supplying a prohibited drug. Indian authorities have also arrested a man that they believe sent the ephedrine to Australia. Listen, this is a really great result for law enforcement, the job we're telling you about today. The AFP working with its partners has been able to intercept 274 kilogrammes of ephedrine. We've disrupted a significant criminal syndicate with the arrest of three people in Australia and one person in India. This is one of the largest seisures that we've seen in Australia. The joint efforts of law enforcement and working with partner agencies we've been able to prevent the to be 200 kilogrammes manufacture of what we believe to be 200 kilogrammes of to be 200 crystal meth amphetamine. We estimate crystal meth amphetamine. estimate crystal meth amphetamine. We these drugs if they estimate the dollar figure the
these drugs if they had of hit the streets these drugs if they $200 million. On 16 July, $200 million. On 16 July, the consignment into entered a shipping container via the Port via the Port of Melbourne. The consignment contained an estimated 3,600 bags of rice and was subject to physical examination by the Department of Agriculture fisheries and forestry. Through this examination they were able to identify suspicious material in some of the bags of rice. On 24 July, the AFP commenced a controlled operation in and
relation to this consignment and the consignment being delivered to a storage facility in Springfield. On 5 August the container was transported to the Sydney suburb of Fairfield. The AFP have arrested a number of people in relation to this investigation. We've arrested one Australian and one Canadian in Melbourne. That was a correction, one Australian and one Canadian in Sydney and one Canadian national in Melbourne. Through our international network we've been working with our counterparts in India and we've just been advised that Indian authorities have arrested one of the organisers of this consignment in India most recently. Inquiries in relation to this investigation in Australia, India and other countries around the world are ongoing and we expect further arrests. This is another great example of the AFP working with its partner agencies to effect an impact on the drug Australia. I want to send a
clear message that if they're thinking about importing drugs into this country, if thinking about into this country, if you're
thinking about it you will be faced with the combined efforts of all law enforcement in Australia working with international partners. What I might do now is pass to my partner agency. Tim. The Department of Agriculture really stepped into this at the beginning of the process. We have biosecurity officers who inspect a wide range of products when they come into this country and we do it on the basis of the potential risk to our agricultural industries and the risk to the environment. We're really inspecting for potential pests and diseases. We inspected this consignment of rice and inspection
the officer who did the inspection was really on the ball. He realised that the powder that was in the bags of rice that was tested wasn't just residue from the rice, there was something different about it. He had it tested by some of our scientists who realised that it was not an organic substance and at that stage we referred it to Customs and from then on the law enforcement agencies took over. We were involved in the operation obviously once the Department of Agriculture had identified the spread crystalline substance, a powder within the rice itself and if you can imagine a container full of rice 3,600 bags of rice within the container and then to do some initial testing to see whether it was, in fact, an illicit drug commodity and tested positively for ephedrine and at that point we contacted our partners the AFP and began the process of extracting all of the ephedrine from the bags of rice itself and the AFP then continued on with some support from Customs in relation to the operational activity that's led to the arrests and the outcomes that we're telling you about today. The Greenpeace protesters who were arrested last week in the Arctic are finally on dry land. The 30 activists including two custody after trying to Australians, were taken custody after trying to board
an custody after trying an oil platform. They claim they were staging a peaceful an oil platform. they were staging protest. They've just arrived in northern Russia in northern Russia where authorities intend to prosecute them with serious criminal charges including piracy, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in jail. Their vessel 'The Arctic Sunrise' is anchored off the coast. The death toll from ethnic violence between Muslims and Hindus in northern India has reached more than 45. Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced to flee their homes. Most are vowing never to return. This mosque has become a relief camp for some of the estimated 41,000 Muslims who've been driven out of their homes since violence flared. This woman says attackers besieged her village mosque for three hours. They started cutting our people down, she says. My husband was cut down and so were other men in my family. Further tension has been stoked by claims that local politicians and the police have failed to deal with the situation effectively. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party leader Sonia Ghandi have been to visit refugees to hear their stories and offer reassurance. TRANSLATION: It is the duty of the government to ensure the safety of life and property so that people are able to return to their homes. But the degree of fear is such that many of the refugees say they'll never go home. "We can beg and stay in shanties on the roadside rather than going back" this woman says. With a series of religious festivals approaching, there's real concern there'll be more violence. The are going to be a are going to be a challenging time. It will be the season for festivals. Government officials in around 147 villages where Muslims and Hindus had peacefully co-existed for decades say all the Muslims have now gone. Severe floods and landslides have killed at least 20 people in northern Philippines. Monsoon rains caused by typhoon Usagi displaced thousands of people. This is now home for this woman and her seven children. Their house was destroyed after a landslide hit their coastal neighbourhood early on Monday morning. She says she's unsure what the future might hold for them. TRANSLATION: We don't want to go back there anymore. We want to be in a place where we are safe. It's hard, because my children are still small. At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed by landslides and flash floods. Monsoon rains enhanced by typhoon Usagi poured incessantly over this province in the northern Philippines. Hundreds of residents have been stranded on roof tops and many coastal communities remain cut off from the rest of the province. What we need to already is a combination of effort is the potential or the relocation of families that are actually living in the danger zone. The government is appealing for more aid. At least 6,000 people have already been displaced and there are now living in evacuation centres with barely enough food and drinking water. The Philippines is the fifth country ranked as most vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. At least 20 cyclones hit The Philippines annually. But despite thousands of Filipinos dying from severe weather devastations every year the Philippine Government has yet to implement a clear disaster preparedness program, and so the story of devastation is repeated every year. For the residents of this small coastal village, all they can do is wait. It is unsure exactly when they can go back to their normal lives again. United Nations' scientists meeting in Stockholm this week are expected to confirm that man-made climate change is melting the world's glaciers, but not as fast as previously thought. Millions of people rely on the glaciers for their water. The Himalayas, scientists say pollution is warming the climate here and melting glaciers. We're on our way to a glacier. We've come to join this expert. There it is in the wind-swept distance at 17,000 feet, a great slab of ice clinging to the mountain. This doctor updates a satellite map of the glacier valley. Glaciers grow in winter and recede in summer, but he can tell from rock deposits that this glacier is shrinking overall year by year. This whole downstream region we can see deposits on the right, left bank, deposits on the right bank. These are all the deposit s which have been left by the displaysier after it has melted. The UN Refugee Convention panel week that the vast majority Convention panel will say this glaciers worldwide week that the vast glaciers worldwide are
shrinking as glaciers worldwide warm the climate. shrinking as greenhouse gases warm the climate. It matters. And warm the And here's why. Glaciers like this one And here's why. this one further down the valley this one further down valley cascade water throughout the summer, precious water that's used for people to irrigate their fields. There are millions across northern India who depend on water from the glaciers. In this nearby town, they rely on glacier town, they rely on glacier melt water to swell the famous apples during the dry season. The traders say if the glaciers disappear, their crops will suffer. Now glaciers are facing a newly-identified pressure - smoke from dirty engines and open fires is falling on them and turning them darker. It makes them absorb heat and melt faster. Even village cooking stoves are part of the problem. This woman is one of millions Indian women whose lungs and eyes suffer from a smoky stove. TRANSLATION: The mud stove turns my house black, makes me cough, hurts my eyes. A neighbour has a modern wood-fired stove that cuts pollution, an innovation that improves women's health and contributes a little to safeguarding the glaciers. Tackling smoky pollution is easier than cutting the greenhouse gases warming the climate. China has been largely unsuccessful in its
attempt to reduce dangerously high pollution levels in the capital. Now, though, Beijing has come up with a new plan has come up with targeting motorists and factory owners. China's smoggy capital has tried everything from shutting factories to a massive subway building program as it battles a severe air pollution problem, but with little apparent effect. Now the city government is taking steps to limit the number of cars on the roads while some 1200 companies will be expected to upgrade or face the consequences. TRANSLATION: We have made a resolution in the spirit of a warrior who cut off his arm to save his life. We intend to do our best to carry out the air pollution protection plan with firm measures and targets. But it will take time for the new plan to take effect, so there are contingencies to protect children in particular from the worst effects of pollution. TRANSLATION: I think we will limit cars based on the last digit of their licence plate. We'll shut down companies that emit pollutants, some primary and elementary schools may be closed as an emergency measure. In the long-term, the Beijing Government is aiming to reduce the density of harmful particles in the air by at least 25% over the next 4 years. China is in the grip of a panda baby boom. No fewer than 14 of the little cubs have been born at a special breeding base in the south of the country. Tiny and clinging to survival, just being born is a triumph for these pandas. 14 new arrivals in the past 3 months. China's giant panda breeding centre in Chengdu, this year has been the most successful in two decades. They were all conceived artificially. Pandas are notoriously bad at reproducing naturally. It's one reason their species is threatened with extinction. Another, their habitat is shrinking. Even here in the high mountains of Sichuan, you can't escape the pressures of China's vast still growing population. So the tourists have come by the million to this park don't see any pandas. The last bears have left. All that remains are the souvenirs they snap up instead. 1,500 pandas survive in the wild, but today you'll only really see the animals in zoos. And only one panda born in captivity has ever been taken to the wild and reintroduced successfully, so China's breeding program isn't going to repopulate its parks with pandas. What it does do is keep the species alive and earn China a lot of money. To hire a pair of grown pandas, a zoo like Edinburgh pays China around £500,000 a year, so these new arrivals are extremely valuable. No wonder they're handled with care. And now for a weather. Here's Vanessa
O'Hanlon. weather. O'Hanlon. Troughs and fronts rapidly O'Hanlon. Troughs rapidly moving over the country. Another one quickly moving over the southern parts country. Another of Western Australia bringing a wind change to South Australia and making its way towards Tasmania and Victoria. We will have heavy rains tomorrow across Tasmania, Victoria and showers up into the southern parts of NSW as the low deepens. A trough also driving very warm winds into Queensland and NSW. Another trough will follow tomorrow and a cold front also expected to reach the south-west again tomorrow. Then good news for Friday, finally we'll have a ridge of

Iran says it's prepared to engage in results orientated talks on the country's nuclear program. President Hassan Rouhani has promised a - more transparent approach in international affairs. Barack Obama says he's encourage ed by his counterpart's more moderate course.The Kenyan Government has declared an end of a bloody 4-day siege by Islamist militants at a shopping centre in Nairobi. 5 attackers have been killed and 11 suspects taken into custody. More than 65 people dieded in the massacre and authorities expect the final death toll will be much higher. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced 3 days of mourning. Australian Federal Police have broken an organised crime syndicate with the discovery of 274 kg of ephedrine . A biosecurity officer at the port of Melbourne found the drug hidden in more than 3,000 bags of rice from India. It's Australia's third largest seizure of the drug which could be used to make up to 200 kg of crystal methamphetamine. Two wins by Team USA today in the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay has set up a nail-biting sudden death finish in the Commonwealth - quest for sailing's greatest prize. New Zealand looked like they were going to win the series after storming to an early lead, however the US are back in contention after consecutive race winds with the next round to decide who will take the cup.The US President Barack Obama has used his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York to respond to recent friendly overtures from Iran over its nuclear program. From the podium Barack Obama said the US was encouraged by the commitment to pursue new Iranian President's commitment to pursue a nuclear
agreement. commitment to pursue agreement. And that he's directed his agreement. And directed his top diplomat, John Kerry, to pursue directed his top diplomat, it.Effectively reached back out. He says that the US is encouraged by the signs it's seen coming out of Iran recently. He says that he welcomes cautiously, albeit cautiously, the indications that the new Iranian moderate leader Hassan Rouhani is willing to enter into discussions about the future of that country's nuclear program but he is acknowledging at the same time that the suspicions between the two countries run deep and that this isn't something that is going to be solved overnight. He is, though, cracking open the door even further now. He's explicitly saying that he has directed his Secretary of State, John Kerry, to pursue these talks on Iran's nuclear program and John Kerry will actually come in contact with his Iranian counterpart here later this week in New York. As for that hope that Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani might actually come into contact here ton the sidelines of the meeting, given both of them were making their speeches that hasn't
today to the General Assembly, that hasn't come to fruition. The White House revealed it made the offer it was actually offering to orchestrate a casual encounter, perhaps in a corridor but that it was actually the Iranians who declined and now a senior Obama Administration official is actually being quoted as saying that ultimately it proved too complicated for the Iranians. The other thing that caused some consternation here The other thing that was that the some was that the Iranian leader unexpectedly, Virginia, didn't turn up to a luncheon that was arranged for all the world leaderors as they gather and the General Assembly properly gets under way the General Assembly gets under way today. It's being reported now on Iranian TV that was because alcohol was being served but no official explanation was being given here initially so that caused some furrowed brows.Kenya's President has vowed to track down all of the Islam ist militants responsible for the attack on the Nairobi shopping mall that ended today. 67 civilians and 6 members of the security forces and 5 militants died in Saturday's initial tack aensuing siege. One of those killed in attacks was a 32-year-old Australian man Ross Langdon. He'd spent most of his short life helping others and his final project was typical, working on a HIV clinic in Rwanda. His Dutch-born partner was also killed and the couple were expecting their first child in just 2 weeks. So I grew up in southeastern Tasmania. For a few of our early years we lived in a tent at the end of a lush valley by a river. Later my brother and I built our own tent. We felled our own trees and we milled our own timber to build the house I grew up in.A lot of people would think that was - it would be difficult to have that kind of upbringing but that's what shaped Ross. It allowed him to go into the world with these kind of abilities to use his hands, to live in any situation.From Tasmania Ross Langdon's career took him all over the world. But the award-winning architect grew to love Africa and did much of his work in Uganda. His designs were often unconventional, always sustainable. His aim was to improve the lives of others.And we also use man made objects as an inspiration for our work. This is a house in a slum in Kampala, Uganda's capital city, and it's constructed using old unfolded oil tanks and fuel tanks and car bonnets and it's this type of work which is an inspiration to us for - because it's born of necessity.He really was about doing sustainable buildings, buildings that weren't wasteful, that really were appropriate in their place. It seems like what he was doing in Africa was trying to do something that helped the human race. He was doing humanitarian work. He bubbled with enthusiasm, curiousity, b joy, com passion, intelligence. It was like wrapped up in one big gift box.This is where Ross Langdon grew up, the little town of Nubeena on the Tasman prince - peninsula. Artist Peter Adams was a close friend.To see Ross develop, you know, from like - local lad, going out into it was lad, going out into the world, symbolised all that it was of immense pride. symbolised all that I
personally as an artist and humanitarian want in somebody personality,
who takes their skills and personality, all that out into the world to do good and Ross did it. Better than anybody I've ever known.The easiest way to sum up Ross would be I don't think I've ever met anybody as positive as Ross. He was unbelievably optimistic. I don't think I've heard a bad word come from his mouth about anybody.Ross Langdon worked for Sam Marshall's Sydney architecture firm for 18 months before heading overseas. They stayed in touch over the years.He loved architecture, he loved people. I don't just say that because he's passed away. I honestlike mean that about Ross. When he came back it was always a delight to see him.Ross met elive Yavuz in Uganda. She was working with the Clinton health based initiative in Tanzania researching vaccines.It's a terrible thing. We've lost one of our foundations people there, one of our health access workers who was a wonderful Dutch nurse.18 Ross Langdon bought his partner
home to Tasmania.Their home to Tasmania.Their hopes were to continue in their careers and again, here's the uniqueness careers uniqueness of them. They saw themselves doing global work but doing - raising a family, you know, doing that every day mundane stuff together as well.Today Peter Adams reminisced with Suzanne Langdon and Paul Anderson about their much loved nephew.He knew that everybody cared for him and were concerned for him being in a potentially dangerous environment. It was his passion.I'm very glad that we recently told him how we deeply loved him and that we care for him and were concerned for him but we respected his decision to be where he was and doing what he was.The couple had moved to nie yob - Nairobi as they prepared for the exciting event, the birth of their first child. They wanted to be close to reliable medical care. Now their family and friends are struggling to accept the loss of 3 precious lives. You know, it's just unfair, it's unjust. You know, you could throw all those words at it and no word is good enough. It's beyond explaining. It's just what is.The trials for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge are at risk of collapsing due to lack of money. And key donors like Australia are being asked to help bail the court out again.Since 2006 the court's been investigating crimes that killed more than 1.7 million people, more than 3 decades ago. And piecing together that horror story is slow work.The Cambodian Government is struggling to find the funds to pay for local staff.If the financial problem continue it mean that we can prolong the term and also spending the money.Only one case has so far been completed and the 4 elderly Khmer Rouge leaders being tried in the second case, one has died, another has been dismissed due to dementia. Australian Bill Smith who has worked here for 7 years says it would be a tragedy if the court can't at least complete the trial of the remaining 2 defendants.It's very, very important that that process goes to completion and then an appeal process be allowed.To complete case 2 and investigations complete investigations into potential third and fourth cases will third take another 2 years and cost take another around $60 take another 2 years around $60 million.The UN secured a lone from donors to secured a lone pay the national staff what they're owed but pay the national staff they're owed but in theory that
has to pay the national staff what
they're owed but has to be paid back by has to be paid back by the Cambodian another Cambodian Government and even to pay them through until even to pay them the end of December.Mao Eng Chhun lost 2 brothers under the regime. She's grateful for what the court has done so far to mend the damage done. TRANSLATION: Before I felt so much regret, now at least there is justice. Not enough but it's made things better.Australia's Government says it firmly supports the court's work and an extra $3.25 million was granted earlier this year.Two young British women face up to 25 years in jail after being caught trying to smuggle 11 kg of cocaine out of Peru. They're among a growing number of people being nabbed in the South American country.Looking pale and with their hands cuffed, Michayla McCullum and Melissa Reid said nothing to waiting journalist s as they were taken from the prison van to the hearing. Pictures newly obtained by the BBC show two young travellers enjoying the sights. What's your name?But just days later Michayla McCullum and Melissa Reid were detained at Lima's international airport with 11 kg of their luggage and facing the possibility of years in a Peruvian jail. The possibility of years in Peruvian jail. The women who travelled here from Ibetha initially said they'd been forced under the threat of violence to carry the packages, a story that has now changed. This year more than 140 so-called drug mules have been stopped at the airport. But many more get through risking everything for a few thousand pounds.Despite the high profile arrests of many young people at the airport, every day more and more people are being detained in Peru at the airport carrying drugs. Here as we were filming today there were several foreigners, Nigerian s, we believe, and a Polish national who have been arrested on suspicion of carrying drugs through Lima's airport.Peru insist s it's in the middle of a war against drugs and there's little sympathy for the mules, however desperate they may seem. Where were you taking the bags? I was going back to Africa but I was going to land in Kampala.You were stuck and needed some money to go home? Yes.And now you're in prison? Yes.But the Government's critics say like McCullum and Reid, these are just small fry.They are replaceable. They are caught, they will find a lot more people in the streets to hire. Peruvians, young students, more and more due to the economic crisis in Europe we find more and more young people in Europe to be hired. Michayla and Melissa will now join 30 other British nationals already in Peruvian jails for smuggling drugs.The Indonesian Government says it's still keen to buy Australian land so that it can breed beef cattle and secure their country's supply. Both sides of Australia's political spectrum put fears of foreign investment back on the agenda during the election campaign. But Indonesia insists both sides will benefit. Indonesia's huge market and appetite for beef became an issue between the neighbours in 2011 when Australia banned cattle exports among scenes of slaughterhouse cruelty.We have the experience when you shut down your - shut your gates.It drove the price of piece in Indonesia through the roof and prices still haven't returned to pre-2011 levels. As new issues of foreign investment arose during Australia's 2013 election campaign.For Indonesia, a nation of 17,000 islands, the issue is simple.It require a huge area of land. If you want to create or produce good quality of cattle or beef and the land in Indonesia is probably limited.Indonesia is eager to achieve self-sufficiency in its food production. A situation that will a allay the dramatic price fascinations of recent times.Why don't we invest in owned by Indonesian and if Australia, Indonesian company owned need owned by Indonesian and if we
need to import from company. It import from the Indonesian company. It doesn't mean we shouldn't produce this cattle shouldn't produce domestically but we could shouldn't produce this cattle ensure the supply of domestically but we ensure the supply of cattle.He ensure the supply compared the advantages to China's overseas investments compared the raw resources and energy. Just like China's economies of scale, Indonesia's ministers say it's about say it's about each nation's strengths.Because of breeding in Australia is one-third of Indonesia, the cost of fattening in Indonesia is one fourth compared to Australia. So we have our own competitive advantage.The Finance Minister says discussions with the Australian Government should focus on a global supply chain and that protectionist measures should be dismissed.The body representing Australia's universities says it is expecting the Federal Government to consult the sector before making any changes. The Education Minister Christopher Pyne has committed to abolishing compulsory student amenities fees at universities. There will be a wider review that will include looking at the abolition of the cap on places. Our political editor Lyndal Curtis spoke to Universities Australia chief Belinda Robinson a short time ago.Welcome to ABC News 24. The new Education Minister Christopher Pyne says he wants a review of the demand-driven system in universities to ensure it's not impacting on quality. He says he has no plans to put a cap on student numbers back on. From your point of view, in the sector there are different views on whether the increased number of students has affected quality, aren't there? Look, I think there's a view that with the demand-driven system, like any program or policy, it's entirely legitimate for new governments to come in and want to review the policies and programs of previous governments. And I also think it's entirely appropriate for programs to be reviewed and monitored to ensure that the objectives of those programs continue to be met. So, you know, I think it is very important to note here that what we're talking about is a review of the demand-driven system. There's been no Government
suggestion that the Federal Government has, I guess, reversed its position in relation to the demand-driven entirely
system. And I think that's entirely appropriate. Maybe a little too entirely appropriate. little too early at the moment
to make entirely appropriate. Maybe to make a little
entirely appropriate. Maybe a to make a claim around the impact of little too early at the moment impact of the demand-driven
system on quality because, of course, we're yet to see any of course, we're yet the graduates that have come through the demand-driven system and after all this is really all about the quality of the graduate. So look, it's definitely something that we need to keep an eye on, certainly we're looking very much forward to working with the Minister on this review. Noting, in particular, I think, the Government has made a number of very strong statements in the lead up to the election that they're going to be a consultative government, that they're committed to policy stability, that they won't be making policy decisions without consultation or unilateral ly and I think that gives us a lot of reassurance that before any significant policies are announced that there will be consultation with the sector.If it's too early to say whether the demand-driven system has had an impact on quality, is it also too early to say what benefits lifting the cap might have brought? I think it's perhaps a little easier to talk about the benefits of the system in the context of what some of those original objectives were and, you know, there are a couple of objectives that really drove the introduction of the demand-driven system. One of them was to ensure that everyone who had the ability to participate in university and to get a university degree would have the opportunity to do so regardless of their socioeconomic background or where they lived or other circumstances. And so there's no doubt now with the increasing number of enrolments and the statistics that are around on the enrolments of people from low socioeconomic backgrounlds - backgrounds that there has been some movement there. But one of the important objectives here that we lose sight of is the importance of ensuring that we have the skill needs and qualified graduates to meet the labour market needs of the future. We know from government workplace - the Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency that if we don't increase the number of students with higher qualifications we will be in a little bit of trouble in the future. So we need to look at this very much from a national productivity perspective as well.Mr Pyne also talked this morning about the student amenities fee. He says the Coalition still opposes it but it's not a priority area for him. In what way is the fee different to the voluntary student union payment that the Coalition abolished last time it was in office? Look, it's not - I think one of the big differences here is it's not controlled by the student union. This is a fee that is charged by the university to be able - to enable the university to provide the services that students need, that enrich the whole experience of being at university.So if the universities weren't getting the money from the students they are services that universities would have to run anyway? Well look, I think that's going to be the question. Let's have a really good, hard look at what services are currently being provided and what the benefit of those services are to international students, of
course, these services students including course, these services are the sorts of course, sorts of things that really
help to course, these services are the
sorts of competitiveness as
help to maintain Australia's competitiveness as a
destination of choice international students because destination they include support services, they include financial advising services, accommodation all
advisory services, counseling, all the sorts of things that really help students succeed at university but also really enrich the life of the university student. university student. So, you know, I don't think this has really come as any surprise. The Government when in Opposition have mentioned on a number of occasions that they're not strongly supportive of this fee but nevertheless there is a very real issue around who is going to provide those services and who is going to pay for them if in fact we do do away with that student amenities fee.Thank you for your time. You can see more of that interview on Capital Hill on ABC News 24 at 5:00 this afternoon eastern time.The former PM Julia Gillard says she believes her Government's carbon pricing scheme will stand the test of time. She's currently in New York attending a Clinton global initiative forum and she's signed a publishing deal to write her memoirs. Ms Gillard plans to spend more time travelling and promoting education and women's rights abroad. Looking back on her prime ministership Ms Gillard has nominated carbon pricing as one of the highlights.We put a price on carbon as our contribution to tackling climate change and enormously controversial policy, pricing carbon so we could reduce the carbon emissions of our economy and it was very hotly contested at the recent election. I think as a model for the world, a market-based approach for reducing carbon it will stand working
the test of time. I will be working with the university in my home town of Adelaide, Adelaide University, I'm looking forward to that. I'm international
looking forward to doing some international travel and persuing internationally the causes I've been so passionate about locally in Australia, particularly education and empowerment for women and girls.The former Queensland premier Anna Bligh has gone public cancer. Ms Bligh has been photographed with no hair for the 80th birthday issue of the 'Australian Women's Weekly'. She's told the magazine her cancer diagnosis came as a shock. Ms Bligh says she has finished 4 months of chemotherapy and her prognosis is good.And now for a look at tomorrow's weather, here's Vanessa O'Hanlon.Troughs and fronts rapidly moving over the country this week, another one quickly moving over the southern parts of WA bringing a wind change to SA and then making its way over to Tasmania and Victoria. We'll have heavy rains tomorrow across Tasmania, Victoria and showers up into the southern parts of NSW as the low deepens. A trough also driving very, very warm winds into Queensland and NSW. Another trough will follow tomorrow and a cold front also expected to reach the south-west again tomorrow and good news for Friday, finally we'll have a ridge of high pressure. Around the country today:

Around the country for tomorrow you can see the frontal system moving over the south-west and taking rain across Tasmania, Victoria and the southern parts of NSW. Unfortunately the rest of the country's still dry. Today we've got severe fire warnings across the western, southern districts and also the central interior of Queensland.Around the country for tomorrow:

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Harbour tomorrow.Good afternoon, I'm Nicole Chettle. The Coalition Government's flagging a shakeup of the University sector. Labor abolished caps on admissions to give more students access to higher education. The new Minister says he has no plans