Shanghai free-trade zone to launch The mainland's first free-trade zone will be officially launched tomorrow after Beijing unveiled a long-awaited plan on how the initiative will work, covering issues from financial services to telecoms. The zone, approved last month by the State Council, will cover 28 square kilometres in the Pudong New Area and is designed to attract more foreign investment into the world's second largest economy and liberalise foreign exchange and interest rate systems. Premier Li Keqiang is keen to make the zone a test bed for more significant reform. Aussie rivals go head to head The Hawthorn Hawks meet the Fremantle Dockers today in the Australian Football League championship-deciding Grand Final in front of 100,000 spectators at the 159-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game is the climax of Australia's most popular sport and AFL is looking to put a year of controversy and a festering doping scandal involving the Essendon Bombers team behind it. Hawthorn will line up for their second successive Grand Final, and will be out to make amends for losing last year's decider to the unfancied Sydney Swans. It is unknown territory for Fremantle, who will compete in their first ever Grand Final. Miss World to be crowned amid bitter backlash Protesters have threatened to target the final of the Miss World pageant, which the Indonesian government moved from near the capital, Jakarta, to the Hindu-majority island of Bali after bowing to pressure from religious activists. The world's most populous Muslim nation has seen widespread opposition to the event, with thousands joining protests across the vast archipelago, denouncing Miss World as "pornography" and a "whore contest". The US embassy has warned that "extremist groups" could attack the pageant despite heavy security for the final, which will see the 2012 Miss World, Yu Wenxia from China, passing on her crown. Tackling the scourge of poverty in Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will today chair the Commission on Poverty Summit to discuss the problem and how to combat it. The Commission will announce the city's first ever comprehensive policy on dealing with poverty. About 1.2 million Hongkongers live in poverty, and their situation is worsening as the income gap widens. However, a recent poll suggested fewer than 30 per cent of people back more direct welfare handouts. Gay Pride set to return to streets of Belgrade A Gay Pride march is due to be held in the Serbian capital today for the first time since 2010, when right-wing groups attacked a the event in the city, triggering clashes with the police which left more than 100 people injured. Marches were banned by the authorities in 2011 and again last year, when the police cited security concerns. Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said the parade would help the country's standing with the EU but he did not personally plan to attend, local media reported.