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The heartbreak still isn't over for

the family and friends of the

miners lost in the Pike River

disaster. 6:00Am, 26 November, I'm

Ron Wilson. I'm Frank Coletta.

Welcome to Ten's 'Early News',

Three months after going to the

polls for the Federal election

Victorians go back tomorrow to

decide who will run their State. In

Sport - Australia on top as Peter

Siddle celebrates his 26th birthday

with an opening day Ashes hat-trick.

And then in finance an embarrassing

day for the National Bank. 11

million customers told they can't

pay their bills because of a

computer glitch. Nice spring

weather: There's more heartbreak on

the way for the families of the Pike River mine victims,

authorities warning it could take

months to retrieve the bodies, the

Chief Executive of the mine

promised all 29 bodies will be

retrieved, but gas levels continue

to hamper the recovery mission. The

families certainly are screaming

from their hearts to have those

miners brought out of the mine so

they can embrace them one more time.

Mining experts plan to suck out all

the oxygen from the mine to prevent

another explosion, and they may

have a chance to make the mine safe

to enter. Federal MPs had to delay

their Christmas break and they can blame the National Broadband

Network, parliament was due to rise

for the year yesterday, crucial

elements of the National Broadband

Network need to be nuted out. It's

time to stop being stranded as

human history marches past you.

Debate continued into the night

with the lower house not set to

vote on the project now until

Monday. Free-to-air TV has had a

win on sports rights, viewers will

be the winners, it's part of a

shake-up of the antisiphoning rules.

Iconic sports like the Melbourne

Cup and football Grand Finals must

be shown on major TV channel else,

regular home and away matches will

be available on free to air multi

channels Popular and iconic sports

will be available to all

Australians. The changes will allow

free-to-air broadcasters to take

advantage of digital multichannels

to show more sport and show it live.

Under the new rules TV stations

must show major sporting events

live or risk losing the rights to

Pay TV. Three months after

Victorian voters cast their ballots

in Federal elections, they head to

the booths to decide who runs the

State. Polls predict John Brumby

will hold on to power just. Not

even Labor's silver haired

superstar could dance around the

fact the Victorian election will go

down to the wire. By his own

admission the State's straight-

laced Premier is no rock star.

After 11 years in power, he wants

to focus on the future. A

government that is determined to

take new action, to do things

differently. It's no wonder -

failure to fix a public transport

system bursting at the seams and

the bunkled introduction of the my

Key ticketing system has voters

pondering whether it's time for a

change. The centrepiece of re-

election hopes is an adventure camp

experience for secondary school

students. His opponent former

architect Ted Baillieu, who

portrayed the government as tired

and out of touch We want to fix the

problems, the government is

patching them up. Labor is feeling

the pinch in the bush and city.

Water reforms, and urban voters

turning to the Greens as they did

at the Federal election. Ted

Baillieu is suing the ALP over a

series of attack ads. When the

Liberals sold the Preston and

Northcott community hospital...

Polls predict Labor will narrowly

survive stretching political

dominance for 15 years. Former

Queensland Government Minister

Gordan Nutall faces another 21

years jail after prosecutors

demanded the maximum penalty for

him. The 57-year-old was found

guilty of five perjury charges and

five counts of official corruption

after accepting $150,000 from businessman Brendan McKennariey.

Gordan Nutall is serving seven

years for 36 counts of corruption,

prosecutors want to add 14 years to

that when Gordan Nutall is

sentenced next month. Tuesday's

attack by North Korea on the south

claimed a political scalp. South

Korea's defence Minister Kim Tae-

young resigned after criticism

about the slowness of the South's rehabilitation. North Korean

artillery killed four people on a

small island near the frontier. The

Korean government increased patrols

along the border and will go ahead

with war games with the US near the

yoild of Yeongpyeong. The queues

moved around the US despite threats

of travellers refusing full-body

scans on Thanksgiving, one of the

busiest days of the year. It

fizzled. Most travellers wanted to

get home. One man turned up wearing

Speedos, another was in a kilt.

Peter Siddle hat-trick hands

Australia the day one honours, as

the Ashes got off to a memorable the Ashes got off to a memorable

beginning. He claimed six wickets,

single-handedly destroying England.

His selection was questioned, by

the end of day 1, Peter Siddle won

the cricket world over. It was an

edge, he's bowled him over. That

was close. He's given it. He's

given him. Peter Siddle has a hat-

trick on his birthday. The rare

hat-trick sandwiched between three

other scalps for the knock about

Victorian, his six-wicket haul

turning the tide. It's lucky to be

mine. The boys bowled well, good as

a team. We want to be the best

attack. Credit to Peter Siddle and

Australia. They finished the day

fantastically well, great spell of

bowling turning the day on its head.

England lost its captain in the

first over when Ben Hilfenhaus

struck but responded with knocks

from Cook, Bell and Kevin Pietersen.

That was before Peter Siddle turned

destroyer and cleaned them up. The

deu tant finishing with two. deu tant finishing with two.

England a -- debutante finishing

England a -- debutante finishing

with two wick. Alex Keith's

decision to choose cricket over the

AFL is paying dividends, the 18-

year-old all-rounder has been

rushed into the Victorian squad for rushed into the Victorian squad for

the Sheffield Shield match in the

ACT. He bucks a trend of talented

athletes turning a career in

cricket. He knocked back an offer

to be part of the Gold Coast Suns

squad. Roger Federer continues his

unbeaten run with a straight sets

win over Robin Soderling. In front

of royalty from another sport, the

Swiss master took the first in a

tie break before dominating the

second to secure his spot in the

semifinals. The second spot from

the group will be decided by David the group will be decided by David

Ferrer, he takes on Britain's Andy

Murray. Time to check on the

finance news. NAB customers had a

cheap day yesterday. Their money

Australia Bank apologised to was worth nothing, National

customers who had payments and

transactions rejected because of a

technical glitch. We know about

that. 11.5 million customers were

National Australia Bank system unable to pay for things when the

which processes demosts, wages and

salaries played up. -- deposits

wages and salaries I wouldn't be

the only one in this situation.

There'd be a lot of people going to

the supermarket, getting to the

checkout and there's no funds. The

IT problem came at a bad time for

NAB Head Cameron Clyne, saying in a

speech that the bank should try to

do something against anger towards

banks. The ANZ has pulled out of

the race for a majority stake in

Korea's Exchange Bank, pulling out

after Hana Financial put in a bid

worth $4.1 billion, ANZ official

say they won't try to top it but

see KEB as attractive. The comment

suggest that ANZ think Hana may

have paid too much. Perth Airport

is set for a facelift. The $500

million overhaul will make room for

the A380, check-in and security

areas will be expanded and there'll

be more duty free shopping. The

airport hasn't been keeping up with

growth in WA over the past few

years airport officials commit I

won't say Perth Airport will be

better than Adelaide, Melbourne or

Sydney, but when we finish with

this I'll reject a suggestion we

are not as good as. The work is

expected to be completed in two

years time. It's about Thanksgiving

Day in the US, 40% of American

families changed holiday plans

because of economic reasons.

Property stocks dominated in London, banking mixed.

Bear tones to continue in China,

interest rates set to rise.

Let's check the newspaper headlines

around the country, 'Sydney Morning

Herald' reporting Australian Herald' reporting Australian

businessman Matthew Ng who runs a

travel company linked to James

Packer has been arrested in China

charged with embezzlement. Herald's

'Business Day' - banks on the verge

of legal action over the collapse

much Storm Financial. 'The

Australian' - private schools set

to sue over inaccuracies about

their finances on the My School

website. Adelaide 'Advertiser',

charities will be forced to make

books public. Still ahead - the

official start of winter in England

may be a month away. Tell that to

the Poms, it's freezing Can you

lend me cash. The cops say there's

dodgy $50 notes going around. More

about that when Ten's 'Early News'

returns. Thank you. SO FAR, ALL OF THE PRINTS FROM THE CAR-- THEY MATCH HOFFMAN. That shirt, oh! He loves it. Just because he scored a few goals in it. She won't let me out in it just 'cause the stain didn't come out in the wash. Try new Vanish Oxi Action.

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Amanda Hart This program is live captioned.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

'Early News', 'Honeymoon Killer'

Gabe Watson has been arrested as he

landed in the United States, he was

escorted by up to 10 police

officers flow Los Angeles airport

into the hands ever official, he's

expected to stand trial in Alabama

over the murder of his wife while

scuba dying in the Great Barrier

Reef in 2003. Board members of the

Pike River Coal Mine will meet to

talk about the deaths of the miners,

the Chairman wants the mine to

remain operational. Families of the

men were promised bodies of the men

will be retrieved. The families

certainly are screaming from their

hearts to have those miners brought

out of the mine so they can embrace

them one more time and we can

grieve together. The latest plan

involves sucking oxygen out of the

mine to prevent an explosion. Mine

officials will then have a chance

to make it safe to enter. A court

appeal for an Australian man

convicted of murder in Bulgaria

began. Jock Palfreeman has been

sentenced to 30 years after

allegedly stabbing a man to death

during a street brawl. He claims he

acted in self-defence. Two police

officers told the court they had

been called to a brawl before Jock

Palfreeman got involved. The trial

continues. Police in Victoria shoot

a man in the knee during a stand-

off in the State's east. 45-year-

old was armed with a shotgun,

threatening to turn the gun on

himself at his property in Dumbalk

North, police negotiated with him

for hours before he confronted

officers, forcing them to open fire.

The man is in hospital recovering.

Six men have been arrested in

Sydney, one in the US over a

counterfeiting scheme. Police

seized dlm $400,000 in forged $350

notes, three commercial printing

machines and more than a million in

cocaine, during raids across Sydney.

The counterfeit notes have been in

circulation since April. We are

concerned there are notes still in

circulation, particularly from the

syndicate. The notes have been

described as high quality, but with

a give away, the stars in the clear

panel can be scratched off. One of

the extraordinary years in Federal

politics hasn't ended, parliament

was supposed to wrap up. Passing

the National Broadband Network is

likely to drag things out until

next week. Labor and the king igs

are divided by policies --

Coalition are divided by policies

and politics, the Miriad of blue in

parliament proves there's one thing

that will unite them, sport. The

scarves symbollising Australia's

bid to host the FIFA soccer World

Cup. Our nation is united in

anticipation and bonded by hope.

We'll run the world's best Soccer

World Cup if we have the chance.

Then the scarves were off, and so

to the gloves: Why would anyone

trust this government not to make a

complete and upper shambolic mess

of the National Broadband Network.

It's time to stop being stranded as

human history marches past you. The

Coalition is stalling a vote in the

Senate. Parliament was supposed to

wrap up yesterday, but it went well

into the night. It will reconvene

today and Monday to pass the

Telstra split and kick-start the

NBN. An Argentinian man has been

charged with raping his own

daughter over a period of 30 years

and fathering eight of her 10

children. The 62-year-old denied

the allegations, but DNA tests the allegations, but DNA tests

confirmed he's the father. The

woman was allegedly beaten and

raped from the age of 13 from the

family's home in Buenos Aires,

she's now 47. The man faces serious

charges including incest carrying a

sentence of 20 years jail. If you

have been lapping up the sunshine

this week spare a thought for the

Poms shivering in sub zero

temperatures, and it's not even

winter yet.

So cold he couldn't speak. Peter

Siddle produced the performance of

his career to put Australia in a

strong position after Day 1 of the

first Ashes Test against England.

The paceman who turned 26 yesterday

finished with 6/54, career best

figures, including the coveted hat-

trick. He's given him, Peter Siddle

has a hat-trick on his birthday.

Debutante spinner Xavier Doherty

had a day to remember, claiming two

wickets. Australia 0/25 in reply

for England's all out 2/160.

Melbourne veteran Cameron Bruce

joins Hawthorn for a preseason

training camp in New Zealand. The

31-year-old has made a big

impression despite not being

officially a Hawks player. Hawks

players arrived at the airport for

a preseason camp in New Zealand

ready for anything. They kept us in

the dark about what we are doing.

They've gin us little ink lings.

Former Demon Cameron Bruce is among

the party despite the preseason

draft being 12 days away, the 3

1yorld facing a wait before -- 31-

year-old facing a wait before

finding out if he wears brown and

goild. Hopefully he can guide the

younger guys. David Hale is the

other well-known face, and both are

quick to earn respect. Bruce is

leading the running, he's fit.

Hayley and him have fit in well.

AFL boss Andrew Demetriou said he'd

welcome the Soccer World Cup to

Australia despite fixture clashes.

Looking forward to see if the World

Cup comes here. I'm also looking

forward to Carlton, Collingwood on

a Friday night, you'rea quay and

others on a Saturday afternoon.

Parramatta skipper Nathan Hindmarsh

is concerned about Timana Tahu

after reports he's AWOL from

training. The troubled Eel wasn't

among the team-mates at a

supercross launch. He's been given

time off for personal reasons. We

are worried about his well being,

we don't note the matter. He was at

training the week before,

everything seemed fine. Then

there's the Greg Inglis issue,

there are suggestions Souths could

challenge the salary cap in court

if the NRL rejects the Club's deal

with Inglis. More on finance, let's

go to Wall Street and see what

happens. The US market is closed

because of Thanksgiving, but

there's a lot happening. Joining me

now is Manuel Gallegis, from New

York. It's probably lucky the

markets are closed because of

security problems if Korea and

shakiness in Europe. You are right.

US stocks took a plunge on Tuesday,

finishing strong yesterday, they

have not been reacting positively

to the problems in Korea and the

financial instability in Europe.

Ireland proposed its deepest Budget

cuts in history, and Portugal is

hit with protests over its

government's measures to cut costs.

This break will provide time to

review the issues and move forward.

It hasn't come at a good time.

International bad news is balancing

positive signs of growth in the

American economy. You are right,

there's been some positive signs in

the US as we head into the holidays,

last week's unemployment numbers

were down to their lowest levels

since June 2008. Major retailers

were showing positive earning

numbers, luxury jewellery firm

Tiffany and company, seeing a

third-quarter profits rise 27%. I

say there's a company about to take

a bite out of Christmas profits.

There's a report that computers

will be the most popular presents

this Christmas. You know,

electronics are on the top of electronics are on the top of

people's gift lifts, computers are

expected to be big. Hottest,

laptops and tablet devices like

apple's iPads. 36% of consumers

that plan to buy a laptop guys a

Mac. Apple is poised for a good

season. Stores were open on this

holiday, some opening at four in

the morning. Shop till you drop,

retailers here say. See you in New

York, thank you Manuel Gallegis.

The Queensland Government is set to

pocket $3 billion with its latest

asset sale, two of Brisbane's major

motorways going for the sale. The

government is set to transfer

ownership of Queensland Motorways

Limited over to the Queensland

Investment Corp, QML owns both the

Gateway, and Logan Motorways. The

sale is designed to ease the Budget

deficit, wiping $2.9 billion it

owes on the toll roads.

Now, with respect, we thought we

got rid of them for the years, but

the Polies have been forced to stay

in Canberra, it's like staying in

detention until they finish the

homework. That's right, and there's

a supervirus doing the rounds of

the world's computers, more about

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You're watching Ten's 'Early News',

these are the main stories, the

heartbreak continues for families

and friends of miners lost in the

Pike River disaster, it may be

months before the bodies are

recovered. Three months after going

to the polls for the Federal vote,

Victorians go back tomorrow to

decide who will run their State. In

sport - Australia on top as Peter

Siddle celebrates his 26th birthday

with an opening day Ashes hat-trick.

Then in business news, red faces at

the red star, 11 million National

Australia Bank customers can't pay

their bills because of a computer

glitch. Heartbreak on the way for

the families of the Pike River mine

victims, authorities warning it

could take months to retrieve the

body, the Chief Executive of the

mine promised all 29 bodies will be

retrieved, dangerous gas levels

hamper the mission. The families

are certainly screaming from their

hearts to have those miners brought

out of the mine so they can embrace

them one more time and we can

grieve together. Mining experts

plan to suck out the oxygen to

prevent another explosion and it

may become safe to enter. It's been

a topsy-turvy year in Federal

Parliament, twists and turns

continueway delay to the pollies

Christmas break. We are joined by

Amanda Hart, in Canberra. I thought

we said goodbye to you, apparently

the National Broadband Network has

pollies returning possibly into

next week. No such luck, I'm back,

and so are our Senators, and as you

said, we were hoping that the

government's separation or

structural separation of Telstra

bill was going to get through the

Senate yesterday, this would pave

the way for the NBN. It didn't

happen, we thought this would

happen because the Independents

Senators agreed to support the bill

once the government decided to

release a summary of the National

Broadband Network business case.

The Opposition warned that that it

was going to engage in delaying

tactics, that's exactly what's

happened. In the lower house as

well, the leaders were swiping at

each other on what they thought

would be the last day of parliament.

Let's have a listen now. (no sound).

So hopefully the bill will get

through either today or at the

latest tomorrow, Ron, and the lower

house will meet on Monday. Sorry,

lots of gremlins in the system,

we'll get on with it. Good news for

sport lovers, with more event to be

shown free-to-air TV. It looks like

an early Christmas present for

sports lovers, the government

released its antisiphoning list,

this shows that a number of this shows that a number of

Australian iconic sporting events

such as football grandfinals and

the Melbourne Cup will be shown on

the major free-to-air channels, and

football home and away games will

be shown on the digital free to air

channels, there's a use it or lose

it clause in this. The major

football codes welcomed the list.

Lovely, thank you. Ten's porprer

Amanda Hart reporting live from

Canberra. The Prime Minister hinted

she'll spend her Christmas with her

parents in Adelaide. She won't be

opening gifts with her partner Tim

Mathieson at the lodge, but will

stay in her parent's spare room. At

a Christmas function Julia Gillard

said it had been a long year, she

was looking forward to taking a

break. Three months after Victorian

voters cast their ballot in the

Federal election, they'll be back

to the polls to decide who runs the

state. Despite dissatisfaction with

the Labor Government, polls predict

John Brumby will hold on to power,

just. Not season Labor's silver

haired superstar could dance around

the fact the Victorian election

would go down to the wire. By his

own admission the State's Straight-

laced Premier John Brumby is no

rock star. After 11 years in power

the Premier wants to focus on the

future. A government that is

determined to take new action, to

do things differently. And it's no

wonder, failure to fix a public

transport system bursting at the transport system bursting at the

seams and the bunkled introduction

of the smart Myki ticketing system

had voters pondering whether it's

time for a change. The centrepiece

of the former teacher's re-election

hopes is an adventure camp

experience for secondary school opportunities.Ities opponent

Liberal Blue blood former architect

Ted Baillieu, who is portraying the

government as tired and out of

touch. We want to fix problems, the

government is patching them up.

Labor is feel the pimping in the

bush and the city, farmers angry

about water reforms, and urban

voters are turning to the Greens.

The campaign has been stained by

the animosity between the two

parties, Ted Baillieu suing the ALP

over a series of attack adds. Polls

predict Labor will narrowly survive

stretching its political dominance

to 15 years. NSW hospitals will be

named and shamed today when Bureau

of Health performance figures are

reveal. According to the reports,

it will show the Prince of Wales

Hospital was the worst performing

emergency Department and Concord

the best. Among the smaller

district hospitals performing well,

Hawkesbury, Kurri Kurri, Singleton

and Armidale. Former Queensland

Government Minister Gordan Nutall

faces 21 years jail after

prosecutors demanded the maximum

penalty for corruption, he was

gaunt guilty of five purge are you

charges and five of official

corruption, after accepting

$150,000 from businessman Brendan

McKennariey. Gordan Nutall is

serving 36 years, prosecutors want

to add 14 years to that when Gordan

Nutall is sentenced next month.

Authorities in the US say one of

the most sophisticated computer

viruses seen is now in the hands of

terrorists. The Stuxnet worm was

originally used to disrupt Iran's

nuclear program. It can be used to

attack any machine relying on a

computer, including things like

hospitals, transport systems and

dams. Security experts say a known

terrorist group has the virus and

is aware of its potential.

Well, gee, wasn't the news good in

sport, a Peter Siddle hat-trick

handing Australia Day 1 honours, as

they got off to a memorable beginning. they got off to a memorable

beginning. Peter Siddle claimed six wickets and single-handedly

destroyed Glenn. His selection was

questioned, by the end of Day 1

Peter Siddle won the cricket world

over. There was an edge. He's

bowled him over. That was close.

He's given him. He's given him.

Peter Siddle has a hat-trick on his

birthday. The rare hat-trick

sandwiched between three other

scalps for the knockabout Victorian,

his six-wicket haul turning the

tide. The boys bowled well as a

team. We want to be the best attack.

Credit to Sidle and Australia, they

finished the day off well. Great

spell of bowling that turned the

day on its head. England lost its

captain in the first over when Ben

Hilfenhaus struck, but duly

responded with solid knocks from

Cook, Bell and Kevin Pietersen,

until Peter Siddle turned destroyer

and Xavier Doherty cleaned up the

tourist tail That's a moment most

of us will never forget. The

debutante finishing with two

wickets. England 260. Sporting

prodigy Alex Keath's decision to

choose cricket over the AFL is

paying dividends. The 18-year-old

all-rounder has been rushed into

Victoria's squad for the Sheffield

Shield against Queensland at the

MCG. Kath bucks the Trent of

talented teenagers turning his back

on AFL. Knocking back an offer from

the Gold Coast Suns. Roger Federer

continues his unbeaten run at the

ATP tour finals with a Straight

sets win over Robin Soderling in

front of royalty from another sport.

The Suisse Master took the first

set in a tie break before

dominating the second to secure his

spot in the semifinals. The second

spot from the Group will be decided

when David Ferrer takes on

Britain's Andy Murray this morning.

More on finance with Frank.

More on finance with Frank.. Their

customers were furious. Payments

and transactions were rejected

because of a technical glitch.

$11.5 million customers found

themselves unable to pay for things

when the NAB system which processes

deposits, wages played up. There'd

be a lot of people going to the

supermarket, getting to the

checkout, and there's no funds. The

IT problem came at a bad time for

NAB chief Cameron Clyne in a speech

ahead of the tech trouble saying

the major banks should do something

about the anger the public has

towards banks. Yes, it's the same

bank registering a 62% prompt. The

ANZ pulled out of the race for a

majority stake in Korea's Exchange

Bank. ANZ pulled out after Hana

Financial put in a $4.1 billion bid.

ANZ won't try to top it but sew KEB

as attractive. Comments suggest

that ANZ think Hana paid too much.

It's about Thanksgiving in the US.

40% of American families changed

holiday plans because of economic reasons.

Let's check the news website.

'Japan Times' says the whaling

fleet has yet to leave for the

Antarctic sparking questions over

whether they are buckling to

international pressure. The 'Gulf

News' reports on Gene Elizabeth's

visit to the United Arab Emirates,

where she wore a religious

headscarf whilst touring the mosque.

Britain's 'Telegraph' reports on

Sarah Palin, with the Tea Party

saying the US should stand by its

North Korean allies. It gives 'The

Saturday Night Live' comedy team

something to work with. Kurt

Douglas makes a rare appearance,

he's 93, going great. And to make

Christmas shopping easier,st iPhone

apps, details when we return. A woman charged in relation to the murder of a Canberra man earlier this year, has been granted bail. Eighteen year old Camilla Krutsky appeared in the A-C-T Magistrate's court yesterday, after Andre Le Dinh was found dead in his Belconnen apartment in May. The matter has been adjourned until February. A-C-T Policing is taking part in Operation Raid this weekend, the nation wide response on traffic enforcement efforts. This years operation is focusing on increasing driver awarenes, in a bid to reduce crashes and associated trauma. The Operation will be launched by Western Australia Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan AND A-C-T Policing, Acting Chief Police Officer David McLean at one p-m today. One in four beds at Queanbeyan Hospital could be closed as early as next Wednesday... IF the state Government doesn't agree to lower nurse to patient ratios. The threat has been made by angry nurses from a hundred and 70 New South Wales public hospitals after Wednesday's STRIKE. Riverina nuses joined THOUSANDS in their fight demanding something be done to improve patient safety. AND, Consumer representatives in health care have been thanked for their efforts.. A consumer representative is a trained representative from the community who sits on an A-C-T health committee providing a consumer perspective. Health Minister Katy Gallagher says consumer participation and feedback is highly regarded within A-C-T Health. TO SPORTS NEWS NOW, And the Queanbeyan gift will be won and run tomorrow.. The Carnival itself has attracted over four hundred entires, with sixty set to compete in the men's gift. The sixteen thousand dollar race is the country's third fastest footrace Mayor Tim Overall says the Queanbeyan Gift is one of the city's best events and this year it looks like improving on that reputation. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEATHER DETAILS.. Checking the satellite: Cloud stretching from WA through to southeast Australia in a trough, is generating areas of rain and storms. Around the country: 28 and partly cloudy in Canberra. Mostly sunny in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Showers in Melbourne. Looking locally: Cloud increasing in Dubbo, 30. Chance of afternoon showers or storms in Wollongong 24. 25 in Wagga.

Similar conditions in Bathurst and Bowral. Afternoon showers and storms in Goulburn. 27. 26

in Bateman's Bay. Cloud increasing in Mudgee. Showers and chance of afternoon storms in Cooma. Partly cloudy in Parkes, 28.

As we head into the weekend: Showers developing in Canberra tomorrow, 27. Showers contonuing Sunday

This program is live captioned.

Headlines every quarter hour,

'Honeymoon Killer' Gabe Watson has

been arrested as he landed in the

United States, he was escorted by

up to 10 police officers through

Los Angeles into the hands of

officials. He's expected to stand

trial in Alabama over the murder of

his wife whilst scuba diving on the

Great Barrier Reef in 2003. Bored

members of the Pike River coal

company will meet to talk about the

death of the miners, the Chairman

wants the mine to be operational.

Families of the men have been

promised the bodies will be

retrieved. The families certainly

are screaming from their hearts to

have those miners brought out of

the mine so they can embrace them the mine so they can embrace them

one more time and we can grieve

together. The latest plan involves

sucking oxygen out of the mine to

present an explosion. Mine

officials may then have a chance to

make it safe to enter. Police in

Victoria shot a man in the need

during a stand-off in the State's

east. The 45-year-old was allegedly

armed with a shotgun, threatening

to turn it on himself at his

property in Dumbalk North, police

negotiated with him for hours

before he confronted officers in

the front yard forcing them to open

fire. The man is recovering in

hospital. Six men have been

arrested in Sydney, one in the US

over one of the Australia's most

sofistquaited counterfeiting

schemes, police -- Soffeist kaited

counterfeiting seems, three

commercial printing machines have

been seized and a million dollars

in cocaine during raids across

Sydney. The counterfeit notes have

been in circulation since April. We

are concerned there are notes in

circulation from the sipd Kate. The

notes are described -- syndicate.

The notes are described as high

quality, but the stars can be

scratched off the clear panel.

Parliament was supposed to wrap up

yesterday, passing the National

Broadband Network is likely to drag

things out until next queek. Labor

and the Coalition -- next week.

Labor and the Coalition are divided.

Politics, the myriad of blue proves

there's one thing that will unit

them - sport. Symbolising

Australia's bid to host the Soccer

World Cup, Our nation is united in

anticipation, bonded together by

hope. We will run the world's best

Soccer World Cup, if we have the

chance. Then the scarves were off,

so to the gloves. Why would anyone

trust this government not to make a

complete and upper shambolic mess

of the National Broadband Network.

It's time to stop being stranded as

human history marches past you. The

Coalition is stalling a vote in the

Senate. Parliament was supposed to

wrap up yesterday, but it went well

into the night, and will reconvene

today and Monday to pass the

Telstra split and kick-start the

NBN. Well, if you have been lapping

up the sunshine spare a thought for

the Poms or not, who woke up to sub

zero temperatures, and its not even

winter yet. The first real cold

snap of the seep, and for thousands

of motorists -- season, and for

thousands of motorists it was a

tricky journey to work. Much of

north-east Scotland and Northern

England awoke to sub zero

temperatures, icy roads and

drifting snow. More than 100

schools are closed in Aberdeenshire

and Mora, and the met office issued

severe weather warnings for eastern

England, parts of Wales and

Northern Ireland. Overnight many

drivers were caught out by the

weather, motoring organisations

urged caution. Last year was unprecedented. The worst weather

for a number years, there's good

stocks of grit for the roads, and

they've been out in the north-east.

It seems to have gone well. We are

confident for the short snap that

we'll be fine. The gritters are out

in force in Scotland. The worst

could be to come. Temperatures may

drop as low as -5 by the weekend,

with all parts of the country

experiencing at least a dusting of

experiencing at least a dusting of

snow. Pleasing that the Poms here

in Australia are spinning their

whilst. Michael Douglas may fight

throat cancer but his dad Kirk

Douglas is fighting fit. At the age

of 93 Kirk and his wife Anne dished

up thousands of meals for the up thousands of meals for the

homeless, Kirk hosted the event for

the past six years and showed no

signs of slowing down despite a

throat in 1966. He says Michael is

feeling fiesty following the cancer

treatment. Peter Siddle has

produced a performance of his

career putting Australia in a

strong position after Day 1 of the

first Ashes Test against England.

The paceman who turned 26 yesterday

finished with career best figures

of 6/54 including a coveted hat-

trick. He's given him. Peter Siddle

has a hat-trick on his birthday.

Debutante spinner Xavier Doherty

had a day to remember. Australia

0/25 in reply to England's yes, all

out for 260. Melbourne veteran

Cameron Bruce joined Hawthorn for a

preseason training camp in New

Zealand. He's made a big impression

despite not officially being a

Hawks player. Hawks players arrived

at the Air fort for a preseason

camp in -- airport for a preseason

camp in New Zealand. They kept us

in the dark, they've given us

little ink lines. Former Demon

Cameron Bruce is among the party

despite the preseason draft being

12 days aways, the 31-year-old

facing a wait before finding out if

he'll wear brown and Gold.

Hopefully we'll bring in a mature

head to guide the younger guys.

Former Kangaroo David Hale is the

other well-known face, both have

been quick to win respect. Brucey

is leading the running, he's very

fit. Hayley and he have fitted in

well. AFL Boss Andrew Demetriou

said he'd welcome the Soccer World

Cup in Australia in 2022 despite

fixture clashes. Looking forward to

seeing if the World Cup comes here,

and to seeing Carlton and

Collingwood on a Friday night and

Uruguay and Paraguay on a Saturday

afternoon, fine by me. The US

markets were closed this morning

for the Thanksgiving, but Europe is

nervous because of Korea and the

economies of Ireland, Portugal and

now maybe even Spain. Here with the

details and more is James Rosenberg

from Macquarie Private Wealth,

there are fears Portugal and Spain

the next dominos to fall. What is

going on overthere. You could throw

Italy into the mix. Too much debt,

and too much debt has come from too

much optimism. Property prices and

other asset classes have been bid

way too heavily, and based on debt.

Of course, that's fine until the

music stops and when the music

stops you want a chair to sit on,

the problem is everyone is

scrambling for a chair. At the

moment there's countries like

Germany who are less profligate

than others, their citizens are

nervous about the amount of money

that is used to prop up these

countries, to make sure they are

not Dominos. There is a school of

thought that the additional debt

that wall of money propping them up

will create a problem in themselves

as it may be the case in the US. A

lot of risks. That's Europe and the

US. Locally, what will happen

Quieter with no lead from the US,

European markets were up a little.

That was to do with a bit of a

bounce back from the US the night

before. The key focus of the day

will however be on Canberra, where

Reserve Bank Governor Glen Stevens

will testify before parliament and

everyone will watch for signs of

interest rate movements and other

factors in the economy, and a few

people will be tuning in to Ten's

'Morning News' to see what may

happen with their mortgage next

year. There's a weapon on the

market for bargain hunters this

festive season. We are talking

shopping apps, location based

programs allowing a store to tell

you about promotion and deals as

you walk through the door,

according to the Mobile Marketing

Association, half of US consumers

plan to Christmas shop using their

mobile phones. China's Hunan Group

offloaded $193 million shares in

Fortescue Metals, dropping its

stake to

Fortescue Metals, dropping its

stake to 16%. Fosters will fight a

tax bill. A group of top Japanese

intellectuals called for the

country to increase migration. And

Woodside Petroleum discovered a gas

well off the WA coast which could

contain 1 trillion cubic feet of

gas. The pistol used by Sean

Connery in the 1963 film 'From

Russia and with Love' has been sold

for $437,000. Let's hope none of

those $50 notes were used. Check of the weather:

Now for a look at the weekend

weather, let's go to Josh Holt at

the Weather Channel. You have to

keep up the sunshine, the pommy

cricketers do not know how to work in it. cricketers do not know how to work

in it. It's like the English

Kryptonite. There won't be too much

sunshine across the south. All the

cloud we see building across areas

of South Australia as we push

through Friday. It will be isolated

showers and storms sweeping across

the State. The blue shading is indicating the predicted rain and

the pink shading is the heavy

predicted falls, by Saturday a lot

of that will confract to the east

into areas of NSW -- contract to

the east into areas of NSW and

Victoria. And by late Sunday into

the afternoon and evening, it will

reach the east coast of NSW

affecting Sydney. Let's duck into

the south-east and look at the rain.

It will affect river systems,

including areas of the Murray and

Muir im biggee, no surprise from

this rain event we will see renewed

minor flooding. It may not be good

news for farmers. We spoke to

farmers across NSW working around

the clock to get the crop off the

deck before the rain. We can see 25

to 50mm widespread indicated by the

purple shading on screen. Checking

out the capital cities for this weekend:

In terms of Brisbane - a slight

chance of a shower for Brisbane,

not much, if it was me, wouldn't

worry about the poncho, worried

about the green and gold zinc as

you head out to support Ricky

Ponting and the boys. Ponting and the boys. Don't you

love talking about a weekend.

That's it for Ten's 'Early News',

I'm Ron Wilson, I'll have the next

bulletin at 9am. I'm Frank Coletta,