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Good morning, everyone, I'm Ron

Wilson. And I'm Frank Coletta --

Coletta. The mission to recover

bodies from the Kokoda plane crash

expected to take days. The new

evidence from Greg Inglis's

girlfriend. Sally Robinson tries to girlfriend. Sally Robinson tries to

clear the star rugby league player

of assault. Back to square one -

the Rudd Government considers

splitting its carbon legislation splitting its carbon legislation

after it was rejected in the Senate.

Then making himself at home - the

black bear on the loose in the

streets of Los Angeles, even taking

a dip in a backyard pool.

Dense cloud and rugged terrain are

delaying the recovery of the

buddies of 13 people, including

nine Australians, killed in Papua

New Guinea's worst air crash. The

first buddies have been recovered

from the plane's wreckage but the

Foreign Minister warns the most

difficult time lies ahead. He said

international requirements will

slow it down. He said there are

report said of up to 60 people who

have trekked to Kokoda are now

trapped because the area remains a

no-fly zone. Max has more. Well,

the effort to retrieve the bodies

continues at the crash site. There

has been emotional scenes here in

Port Moresby overnight with the

arrival of two representatives from

the No Roads Expedition company.

They were greeted by their

employees here in PNG. This is a

bit of what they had to say. We've

got to cope the best way we can.

I'm not looking forward to it but

that's just what I've got to do.

I'm here to represent the local

lads here. As you can see, they're

emotionally distraught from it and

they need a lot of support from us

as well. Plenty of tears and

hugging there. There's an emotional

few days ahead for them and the two

men say they may head up to the

track in the next couple of days.

Thank yous, Max. The girlfriend of

Melbourne Storm star Greg Inglis

has reportedly provided police with

new information that may clear him

of assault. Inglis has been charged

with unlawful assault and

recklessly causing injury to

girlfriend Sally Robinson during an

altercation on the weekend. The new

statement says Inglis was trying to

disarm Ms Robinson while she was in

the process of self-harm. It's believed Inglis will be

reinterviewed. A man has been

stabbed in what's thought to be a

racially motivated attack in

Western Sydney. The fight started

during a road rage incident at

Merrylands shortly before midnight.

The Indian man was stabbed in the

hand by another motorist and his

car was vandalised. Police arrested

two men several hours later. Both

are expected to be charneled later

this morning. There's been a tragic

end to the 2-week search for a

missing German backpacker south of

Perth. A body believed to be Jan-

Christian Bielenberg was found

washed up on a quiet beach by two

girls. The 20-year-old went missing

from his Bunbury hostel on July 30.

His parent who had flown out from

Germany to join the search have

been informed the body is probably

that of their son. The Rudd

Government will consider separating

renewalable energy targets from its

emissions trading scheme amid

warnings green jobs are at riv. All

non-Labor senators voted against

the climate change bill, sending it

in to parliamentary limbo for three

months. This Government has a

political agenda on this and not an

environmental agenda. The

Opposition has indicated it would

pass the energy targets legislation

if it was separated from the ETS.

The Government has vowed to

reintroduce the carbon bill to the

Senate in November. If rejebted

again, it could trigger an --

rejected again, it could trigger an

early election. The Libyan

extremist who brought down the

flight in Lockerbie should not be

shown any compassion. This man is

serving a life sentence for killing

hundreds, mostly Americans, in the

Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over

Lockerbie, Scotland. Now because

he's dying from cancer, he may be

released from prison. He asked a

Scottish court to set him free in

his final days. American relatives

of the victims are furious. You

don't allow someone who has

murdered, premeditated murd of 270

innocent people and let them walk

away from their prison term. Sorry.

This woman lost her son as the

plane blew up just before Christmas

1988. The suitcase bop killed

everyone onboard, including 189

Americans. The bombing remains

Britain's worst-ever terrorist

attack but many brist relatives

believe the Libyan convict is

innocent and they're happy to here

he may be set free. It's a very

unfortunate position for me to be

in, to be making life even harder

for those relatives in the US. I

don't like having to do that but

I'm determined to get to the truth.

He and others believe there was

never enough evidence to convict

him who insists he's innocent. The

Scottish justice minister will make

the final call next week. Taiwan is

appealing for international help to

rescue thousands of people still

trapped by mud slides. The army has

the man power but desperately lacks

the machinery. With no helicopters,

they've been using a basic rope and

pulley system to rescue civilians.

Vital aid is going one way, people

the other. The sheer devastation

caused has overwhelmed the country.

Many have criticised the

Government's response as too little,

too late. Want to see some bear-

faced cheek? Here it is. An

uninvited guest taking a dip in

your pool. Nobody would argue with

this visitor. A bear who came down

from the hills to spend a lazy

afternoon in LA. He romped through

backyards and rummaged through

rubbish bins, wildlife experts kept

a close watch but after a couple of

hours he simply wandered back in to

the wilderness. In sport this

morning, the AFL's top side, St

Kilda, has bolstered its already

powerful line-up, recalling eight

top-line players. Unbeaten St Kilda

went to Tasmania last weekend

without eight of its best players

and still came away with the win

against the reigning premiers. The

Saints are back to full strength.

Port Adelaide veteran Chad Cornes

has added extra spice to Sunday's

clash. It's fair to say we don't

love each other. There's a few

players in the Carlton opposition

that we'd like to get under their

skin. That's his view and opinion.

He's entitled to it. It might get

talked about. It might. Allister

Clarkson has endorsed his assistant,

Damien Hardwick, for either of the

AFL's senior coaching jobs. We've

supported him all along. He's ready

to coach senior football. It will to coach senior football. It will

be up to Richmond and the Kangaroos

to determine whether that's the

case as well. The NRL will

celebrate its indigenous history

when Round 23 kicks off in Townsville tonight. The Bulldogs

and the the Cowboys will play for and the the Cowboys will play for

the reconcil -- Reconciliation Cup.

We will raise an awareness for a

Close The Gap campaign. We have a

few indigenous boys playing.

They're excited. The NRL was forced

to cancel an advertise want for the

campaign, it featured Greg Inglis

who has been charged with asaultd.

Tiger Woods birdied his 16th --

assault. Tiger Woods birdied his

16th hole. He kept his cool in the

67. green to shoot an opening round of

COMMENTATOR: In the centre of the

hole for a birdie to go 5 under par.

Matthew Goggin and Allenby are well

placed. All the morning's finance

news now with Frank. The former

Telstra boss, we can't get rid of

him? Long gone but not forgotten.

Former CEO Sol Trujillo pocketed $9

million for just 10 months work

last financial year. Yes, you heard

that right, $9 million. That's

despite making an early exit from the

the top job and he left with

comments that Australia was a

backward country and racist. David

Thodey struggled to defend the pay

packet. I didn't make those

decisions. I can't comment. All I

know is that the company was very

fair in terms of honouring the

contracts that were in place.

Telstra profits have surged 10%

over the year to $4.1 billion.

Australia's biggest soft drink

maker, Coca-Cola Amatil expects to

post high single digit profit and

earnings growth after delivering a

10.4% lift in profit for the first

half. The company posted a $189

million net profit for the six

months to June and the rush for

ierbsPhones has -- iPhones has

helped Optus with a profit.

Gloomy retail sale numbers and jobs Gloomy retail sale numbers and jobs

data put a limit on Wall Street gains this morning.

Checking today's newspaper

headlines. Claims soap male police

officers have been stripping female

prisoners and placing them in --

some male police officers have been

stripping female prisoners and

placing them in padded cells. Kevin

Rudd's shake-up of senior public

servants as he appoint five new

departmental secretaries. Amcor and

Visy will force all 20,000perties

behind the class action against the

card board giants to prove their

cases individually. London unveils

its latest attractions. They're

very cute. Details when we return.

Headlines every quarter hour here

on Ten's Early News. Dozens of

trekkers reportedly stranded on the

Kokoda track has emergency crews

continue the difficult mission of

recovering bodies. A car being

pursued by police plows in to a

Melbourne shop, bursting in to

flames and killing the driver.

Families furious the terrorist

behind the Lockerbie bombings could

be released from jail. London

unveils its latest attractions -

the first Asian lion cubs to be

bred in captivity in a decade. Hazardous weather and difficult

terrain have delayed the operation

to recover the bodies in the Papua

New Guinea plane crash. Local

authorities have reiterated Foreign

Minister Stephen Smith's warning

the operation will be a slow

process. With the nature of the

accident, it's gonna take a while.

But it has to be, it could be a

couple of days or more. There were

emotional scenes last night at Port

Moresby airport. They were greeted

with hugs and tears by local employees. Meanwhile, there are

reports up to 60 people who have

trekked to Kokoda are now trapped

because the area remains a no-fly

zone. A speeding driver has died in

a fiery crash in Melbourne's south-

east this morning. Residents living

upstairs were evacuated as fire

crews worked to stop the blaze

spreading. Earlier, the car had

been involved in a police pursuit

but that was called off. There's

been another attempted ATM raid in

Western Sydney this morning.

Thieves attempted to pump gas in to

a Bank of Queensland machine at

Parramatta and then tried to ignite

it with fire crackers but couldn't

and then fled the scene. This comes

a day after six men were arrested.

Over 13 ATM raids across NSW. The

Rudd Government will consider

separating renewalable energy

targets from its emissions trading

scheme in a bid to push the carbon

bill through the Senate. It's bill through the Senate. It's

feared any delay to the introduction of energy targets

could put thousands of green jobs

at riv. Yesterday, all non-Labor

senators rejebted the ETS. With

climate change sceptics vocal

outside, the Senate rejected the

Government's big-ticket plan to

deal with global warming. The

matter is resolved in the negative.

It was the PM who seemed most

triumphant. Tomorrow the Liberal

Party is beholdant to the climate

change sceptics. The Greens say the

legislation doesn't go far enough.

The Nationals reject any scheme.

The Liberals say the Government has

the wrong model. This Government

has a political agenda on this and

not an environmental agenda. After

months of argument, Bill Heffernan

summarised it all with a single

finger. This is just round one. We

will bring the bill back before the

end of the year because it's the

right thing to do. A second Senate

rejection in three months could

trigger an early election. Whatever

the implications for a warming

planet, the politically stakes

could be scarcely higher. Test

results will reveal whether hendra

virus has spread to other horses in virus has spread to other horses in

Queensland. One horse has died and

another is sick. Blood tests on the

dead horse and 25 others still on

the property will be known by this

morning. Four stud workers who came

in to contact with the dead horse are undergoing experimental

treatment in hospital. The families

of the 270 people killed in the

Lockerbie bombings are furious the Lockerbie bombings are furious the

man convicted could soon be freed.

He is serving a life sentence for

brining down the flight over brining down the flight over

Scotland with a suitcase bomb in

1988. He's now terminally ill and

officials are considering early

release on compassionate grounds.

Families of his victims say he

should never be freed. The Scottish

Justice Minister says he's yet to

make a decision. A much-hated

Chinese tower block has been

demolished, much to the delight of

everyone living nearby. The high

rise dwarfed everything around it

and had never been completed

because investors ran out of cash.

Bringing it down with other

buildings so close was a challenge

for the demolition experts. It took

just a few seconds to reduce to

rubble. London Zoo is celebrating

after introducing its newest

additions to the public. The lion

clubs are the first in a decade to

be bred in captivity in the UK. It

was to be the debut of the decade

and the first family photo but even

the glare of the world's media

couldn't draw the new cubs from

their camouflage for long. The game

of crouching keeper, hidden lion

kept the crowds -- amused if a

little confused. A forgivable

mistake after these little lions

are few and far between. These

Asian lions are incredibly rare. In

the wild, there's only about 300

and they are restricted to a tiny

patch of forest in India. Back in

the 1900s, their population had

shrunk to about a dozen but an

international breeding program has

swollen their prides. The cubs are

the first to be bred here in 10

yours. Their mother successfully

paired with a young male. Just like

their mother, these cubs will end

up contributing to the breeding

program themselves. Once they're

old enough, they'll be moved to

different zoos to start families of their own.

A blow for the Bulldogs ahead of

tonight's game against North

Queensland in Townsville. Luke

Paten has joined Ben Hannant on the

club's injured list weeks out from

the finals. Puppy love from a

Bulldogs team preparing to combat

Jonathan Thurston and Matt Bowen.

We know as a team they're probably

doubly as dangerous when they're

playing together. The Bulldogs and

the Cowboys will play for the

Reconciliation Cup as the NRL marks

its indigenous history. Always

proud and loud. But the promotion

was thrown in to disarray when Greg

Inglis was charged with assault. He

was to be the face of the campaign.

We can't just hope or keep on

rolling along the way we are. It's

important that every player and

every person involved in the game

itself takes that bit of

responsibility. The Tigers will

unveil a new halfback against

Cronulla, a teenager. He's gut a

lot of class. The club hopeful

he'll be a long-term partner in the

halves for Benji Marshall. Hawthorn

coach Allister Clarkson has

endorsed his assistant for a senior

AFL position. Hardwick has an

excellent pedigree after playing in

premierships with Port Adelaide and

Essendon before being invited to

join the Hawks under Clarkson.

We've supported him all along. Our

view is he's ready to coach senior

football and it will be up to

Richmond and the Kangaroos to

determine that. Hardwick started

playing his career in the Kangaroos

under 19s. Lote Tuqiri has been

spotted back on a rugby field. He's

been training with West Harbour

ahead of his comeback. He'll play

on the wing for the Pirates against

Warringah on Saturday. More on

finance now. Here is Frank. Thanks,

Ron. Time for our weekly check of

what's making news on Wall Street.

Hi, the Federal Reserve has some

encouraging views on the US

economy? It certainly did. The

Federal Reserve did the expected

and left short-term interest rates

unchanged, keeping them near the

historic lows of around 0%. The Fed

says it sees the economy starting

to level off. Not every area is

recovering but at least the Fed is

saying it sees a light at the end

of the tunnel. There's been a

surprise drop in retail sales? Yes,

that was very disappointing because

we had been trending higher. People

still holding on to their wallets

tightly as unemployment remains

high. Retail sales fell a 10th of a

percent. Ford is planning to make

more cars apparently? It is. It's

because of the cash for clunkers

program. Ford is going to make

10,000 more cars, we're

specifically talking about its

popular Focus and Escape models.

Both have ranked as top sellers and

it wants to maintain a good level

of cars and trucks. Cash for

clunkers giving a big boost to the

auto market here and offering

rebates of up to $4500 to trade in

their old cars. Thank you. To business in brief:

The new evidence that could clear

Greg Inglis of assault. We've got

it next. More from the business world.

The mission to recover bodies from

the Kokoda plane crash expected to

take days as crews battle rough

conditions. The new evidence from

Greg Inglis's girlfriend - Sally

rabbinson tries to clear the star

rugby league player of assault.

Families furious amid reports the

terrorist behind the Lockerbie

bombings could be released from

jail. And making himself at home -

the black bear on the loose in the

streets of Los Angeles, even taking

a dip in a backyard pool.

Dense cloud and rugged terrain are

delaying the recovery of the bodies

of 13 people, including nine

Australians, killed in Papua New

Guinea's worst air crash. The first

bodies have been recovered from

Foreign Minister Steven Smith warns

the most difficult time lies ahead.

He says legal requirements and

international protocols will slow

the process of brining home the

victims' retains. He thrdz are

reports up to 60 -- he said there

are reports up to 60 people who are

trekking to Kokoda remain trapped

because of the no-fly zone. The

effort to retrieve the buddies

continues. At the crash site there

has been emotional scenes. The

arrival of two representatives from

the No Roads Expedition company.

They were greeted by their

employees in PNG. This is a bit of

what they had to say.. We've got to

cope the best way we can. I'm not

looking forward to it but that's

just what I've got to do. I'm here

to represent the local lads here.

As you can see, they're emotionally

distraught from it and they need a

lot of support from us as well.

Plenty of tears and hugging.

There's an emotional few days ahead

for them. The two men say they may

head up to the track in the next

couple of days. The girlfriend of

Melbourne Storm star Greg Inglis

has reportedly provided police with

new information that may clear him

of assault. Inglis has been charged

with unlawful assault and

recklessly causing injury to

girlfriend Sally Robinson during an

altercation on the weekend. The new

statement says Inglis was trying to

disarm Ms Robinson while she was in

the process of self-harm. It's

believed Inglis will be

reinterviewed. There's been a

tragic end to a 2-week search for a

missing German backpacker south of

Perth. A body believed to be Jan-

Christian Bielenberg was found

washed up on a quiet beach

yesterday by two girls riding their

horses. The 20 yorld went missing

from his Bunbury hostel on July 30.

His pairpt, who had flown out from

Germany to -- parents, who had

flown out from Germany to join the

search, have been informed it is

probably their son. The man was

killed when his car plowed through

a shop front and burst in to flames

before 2am. Residents living

upstairs were evacuated as fire

crews stopped the blaze spreading.

The car had been involved in a

police pursuit. The chase had been

called off due to dangerously high

speeds. The Rudd Government will

consider separating renewable

energy targets from its emissions

trading scheme, amid warnings green

jobs are at riv. All non-Labor

senators voted against the climate

change bill, putting it in limbo

for three months. Today the Liberal

Party of Australia is beHolden to

the climate change sceptics. This

Government has a political agenda

on this and not an environmental

agenda. The Opposition has

indicated it would pass the energy targets legislation if it was

separated from the ETS. The

Government has vowed to reintroduce

the carbon bill to the Senate in

November. If rejected again, it

could trigger an early election.

Taiwan is appealing for

international help to rescue

thousands of people still trapped

by mud slides. The army has the

manpower but desperately lacks

machinery. They've been using a

basic rope and pulley system to

rescue people. The sheer scale of

devastation caused by Typhoon

Morakot has overwhelmed the country. Morakot has overwhelmed the country.

Many have criticised the

Government's response as too little

too late. Families enAmerica and

Britain are furious the man behind

the Lockerbie bombing could be

freed because he's terminally ill.

They say the Libyan extremist

should not be shown any compassion.

This man is serving a life sentence

for killing hundreds, mostly

Americans, in the Pan Am Flight 103

bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Now because he's dying from cancer,

he may be released from prison. He

asked a Scottish court to set him

free in his final days. American

relatives of the victims are

furious. You don't allow someone

who has murdered, premeditated

murder of 270 innocent people, and

let them walk away from their

prison term. Sorry. She lost her

son when the plane blew up as it

blew from London to New York just

before Christmas 1988. The suitcase

bomb killed everyone onboard,

including 189 Americans. The

bombing remains Britain's worst-

ever terrorist attack but many

British relatives believe the

Libyan convict is innocent and

they're happy to hear me may be set

free. It's a very unfortunate

position for me to be in, to be

making life even harder for those making life even harder for those

relatives of the US. I don't like

having to do that but I'm

determined to get to the truth. He

and others believed there was never

enough evidence to qibt him who

insists he's innocent. -- convict

him who insists he's innocent. How

is this for some bear-faced cheek?

An uninvited guest taking a dip in

your pool. A bear that came down

from the hills to spend a lazy

afternoon in the burbs of LA. High

fences and walls posed no problem,

as he rauched through backwards and

rummaged through -- rauched through

backyards and rummaged through

rubbish bins. He simply wandered

back in to the wilderness. There's

a bear in there. The AF lrs's top

side, St Kilda, -- AFL's top side,

St Kilda, has bolstered its line-up.

Unbeaten St Kilda went to Tasmania

last weekend without eight of its

best players and still came away

with a win against reigning

premiers Hawthorn. Now the Saints

are back to full strength.

Port Adelaide veteran Chad Cornes

has added extra spice. It's tear to

say we probably don't love each --

fair to say we probably don't love

each other as two clubs and there's

a few players in the Carlton a few players in the Carlton

opposition we would like to get

under their skin. That's his view

and opinion. He's entitled to it.

It might get talked about. It might.

Allister Clarkson has endorsed his

assistant, Damien Hardwick, for

either of the AFL's vacant senior either of the AFL's vacant senior

coaching jobs. He's ben in our

system for five years and our view

is he's ready to coach senior

football. It will be up to Richmond

and the Kangaroos to determine

whether that's the case as well.

The NRL will celebrate its

indigenous history when Round 23

kicks off in Townsville tonight.

The Bulldogs and the Cowboys will

play for the Reconciliation Cup. play for the Reconciliation Cup.

Raising awareness for the Close The

Gap campaign and we have a few

indigenous boys that are playing.

They're very excited about the

challenge. The NRL was forced to challenge. The NRL was forced to

cancel an advertise want for the

campaign. It featured Greg Inglis

who has been charged with assault.

Women's boxing will make its debut

at the 2012 London Games. Women

boxers will compete in three weight

classes with 12 competitors each in

fly weight, light weight and middle

weight. In order to make room for

the flibs boxers, one of the 11 --

36 boxers, one of the 11's men

classes will be dropped. Good

morning, Frank. Sol Trujillo, no

child's play there? No. He went out

swining, didn't he? The former CEO

pocketed $9 million plus for just

10 months work last financial year.

Nice work if you can get it. That's

despite making an early exit from

the top job. After those comments

where he labelled Australia

backwards and racist. David Thodey

struggling to defend the pay packet.

I didn't make those decisions. I'm

unable, I can't really comment. All

I know is the company was very fair

in terms of honouring the contracts

that were in place. Telstra profits

have surged 10% over the year to

$4.1 billion but they've forecast a

flat year ahead due to the economic

downturn. Coca-Cola Amatil expects

to post high single digit profit

to post high single digit profit

and earnings growth for the second

half of 2009, after delivering a

10.4% lift in profit for the first

half. The company posted a $189

million net profit for the six

months to June and the rush for

iPhones has helped Optus post a

$139 million profit for the June

quarter. To business in brief.

Gloomy retail sale numbers and jobs

data put a limit on Wall Street gains this morning.

Checking news websites from around

the world. Claims Israeli soldiers

shot and killed 11 Palestinian

civilians, including four children,

who were wavering white flags

during the Gaza war. The mounting

death toll from swine flu in India.

TV channels have been earned not to

spread panic. An earthquake

measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale last

last night. Feeling stressed? The

simple remedy that helps in times

of crisis. We'll have those details

when we return. FIRST UP, CHIEF MINISTER JON STANHOPE, AND FEDERAL PLIBERSEK, ARE SET TO OPEN HOUSING MINISTER, TANYA WHICH HAVE BEEN UNDER THE CANBERRA'S FIRST NEW HOMES, AFFORDABILITY SCHEME, NATIONAL RENTAL TODAY. AND TWO BEDROOM HOMES, C-H-C, HAS BUILT THE ONE

AT AROUND 25 PER CENT LESS WHICH WILL BE RENTED OUT,

PER CENT LESS THAN THE RENTED OUT, AT AROUND 25 MARKET RATE. HAD THEIR LICENCES THREE P-PLATE DRIVERS HAVE FOR SPEEDING OFFENCES THEIR LICENCES SUSPENDED, AROUND THE CAPITAL. WAS ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT DOING A 17 YEAR OLD FROM GILMORE, KAYS AN HOUR IN AN 80 ZONE. MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND 20 FROM HIGGINS, HAS BEEN WHILE ANOTHER 17 YEAR OLD, 60 ZONE. CAUGHT ABOVE 90 KAYS IN A PHILLIP, HAS BEEN FINED 16 AND A 35 YEAR OLD FROM TRYING TO FLEE POLICE, WHO HUNDRED DOLLARS, AFTER CAUGHT HIM DOING 40 KAYS FLEE POLICE, WHO ALLEGEDLY ABOVE THE LIMIT. CIVIC FOR DRINKS TONIGHT, IF YOU'RE HEADING INTO GROOVE, HAS AN ALCOHOL BAN YOU SHOULD KNOW, TONGUE AND EVENING. FOR 24 HOURS FROM THIS THE BAN, AFTER ALLEGEDLY THE BAR WAS SLAPPED WITH UNDERAGE DRINKERS ON THE ALLEGEDLY HAVING 14 SITE, ONE NIGHT IN JUNE. SHUT THE BAR FOR FOUR LIQUOR LICENSING WANTED TO BEEN FINED TWO THOUSAND WEEKENDS... BUT INSTEAD ITS SELLING ALCOHOL TONIGHT. DOLLARS, AND BANNED FROM WILL MEET THE QUEENSLAND AND THE CANBERRA DARTERS OF THE NETBALL LEAGUE FUSION, IN THE LATEST ROUND COMPETITION. DARWIN ON SATURDAY. THE TWO TEAMS FACE OFF IN RECOVER QUICKLY AS THEY AND THEY'LL WILL NEED TO ON SUNDAY MORNING. TAKE ON THE TASMANIAN SIDE WEATHER...

AS A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM FINE WEATHER IN THE A-C-T WALES WITH TEMPERATURES DEVELOPS OVER NEW SOUTH RISING THROUGH TO SATURDAY. FINE AND SUNNY FOR CANBERRA LOOKING ACROSS THE NATION - AND THERE'LL BE A FEW - MOSTLY SUNNY IN SYDNEY - TODAY CLOUDS ABOUT OVER MELBOURNE

CHECKING WHAT TO EXPECT ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES - SUNNY SKIES FOR DUBBO AND THE GONG BOTH DEGREES FOR BEGA WITH A TOP OF 20 - 19 BATHURST 15 - SUNNY AND 19 MORNING FROST THEN FINE FOR PERISHER FOR BATEMANS BAY - FOUR FOR COOMA - 20 DEGREES THE FROST THEN FINE AND 15 FOR TOP FOR NOWRA - ONE FOR - 20 DEGREES THE EXPECTED MORNING FROST THEN FINE AND LOOKING AHEAD - TOMORROW -

SUNNY WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS SUNDAY - WILL BE WINDY -

WINDY DAY MONDAY - WILL BE ANOTHER

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Dozens of trekkers reportedly

stranded on the Kokoda track as

emergency crews try to recover

bodies from the plane crash. A car

being pursued by police plows in to

a Melbourne shop, bursting in to

flames and killing the driver. The

Rudd Government considers splitting

its carbon legislation after it was

rejected in the Senate. Then,

London unveils its latest

attractions. The first Asian lion

cubs to be bred in captivity in a

decade. Difficult terrain have

delayed the operation to recover

the bodies of 13 people, including

nine Australians, killed in the

Papua New Guinea plane crash. The

first remains were recovered from

the flight's wreckage yesterday but

Stephen Smith has warned the

operation will be a slow process.

With the nature of the accident,

it's going to take a while but it

has to be. It could be a couple of

days or more. There were emotional

scenes last night at Port Moresby scenes last night at Port Mores

airport with the arrival of two of

the representatives from the

expedition group No Roads.

Meanwhile, there are corps up to 60

people who have trekked to Kokoda

are now trapped bods the area

remains a no fly zone. A man has

been killed in a fiery crash in

Melbourne's south-east this morning.

It's believed the car had been

involved in a high-speed pursuit

minutes before it crashed. The

speeding car plowed through a

centre road shop front just before

2 o'clock this morning. On impact,

it burst in to flames. The male

driver trapped in the car. Police

had earlier intercepted the Holden

Commodore about 10 kilometres from

the scene. But, the chase was

called off with the car reaching

dangerously high speeds. Minutes

later, another police unit

discovered the crash site. It took

firefighters almost half an hour to

extinguish the blaze. They had to

work very quickly to stop the fire

spreading to the other remaining

shops. I had no idea what was going

on. Residents living above the

shops were evacuated. We sent crews shops were evacuated. We sent crews

up to check the remaining two shops

and they checked those and there

was nobody else up there. Police

Ethical Standards and the Major

Crash Unit are investigating.

There's been another attempted ATM

raid in Western Sydney this morning.

Around 2:30, thieves attempted to

pump gas in to a depn bank of

Queensland machine at para --

Parramatta. This comes a day after

six men were arrested over 13 ATM

raids across NSW. The Rudd

Government will consider separating

renewable energy targets from its

emissions trading scheme in a bid

to push the bill through the Senate.

It's feared any delay to the

introduction of energy targets

could put thousands of green jobs

add riv. Yesterday, all non-Labor

senators rejected the ETS. With

climate change sceptics vocal

outside, the Senate rejected the

Government's big ticket plan to

deal with global warming. Oddly, it

was the PM who seemed most

triumphant. Today the Liberal Party

of Australia is beHolden to the

climate change sceptics. The Greens

say the legislation don't go far

enough. The Nationals reject any

scheme. The Liberals say the

Government has the wrong model.

This Government has a political

agenda on this and not an

environmental agenda. After months

of argument, Bill Heffernan

summarised it all with a single

finger. But this is just round one.

We will bring this bill back before

the end of the year because it's

the right thing to do. A second

Senate rejection in three months

could trigger an early election.

The political stakes could scarcely

be higher. Test results will reveal

this morning whether hendra virus

has spread to other horses in

Queensland. One horse has died from

the virus, another is sick. Blood

test results on the dead horse and

24 others will be known by this

morning. Four stud workers who came

in to contact with the dead horse

are undergoing experimental

treatment in hospital. A much-hated

Chinese tower block has been

demolished much to the delight of

everyone living nearby. The high

rise dwarfed everything around it

and had never been completed

because investors ran out of cash.

Bringing it down with other

buildings so close was a challenge

for the demolition experts but what

had stood empty for 12 years took

just a few seconds to reduce to

rubble. A new study has confirmed

what many have long believed that

tea can reduce express. An

Australian professor says drinking

-- stress. An Australian professor

says drinking tea can keep you calm

and help you in a crisis. You've

got to put exactly 1.6 measured

cups of English breakfast tea,

mixed with milk and 1.5 sugars. No

sugar in mine, thank yous, Frank. -

- thanks, Frank. OK. Luke Patten

has joined Hannant on the club's

injured list weeks out from the

finals. Puppy love from a Bulldogs

team preparing to combat North

Queensland's dynamic duo Jonathan

Thurston and Matt Bowen. We know

when they're playing together

they're probably doubly as

dangerous. The Bulldogs and the

Cowboys will play for the

Reconciliation Cup as the NRL marks

its indigenous history. Always

proud and loud. The promotion was

thrown in to disarray when Greg

Inglis was charged with assault. He

was to be the face of the campaign.

We kaen just hope or keep rolling

along the way we are. It's

important every player and person

involved in the game itself takes

that bit of responsibility. The

Tigers will unveil a new halfback. Tigers will unveil a new halfback.

I don't want to put too much

pressure on him but he's a class

player. The club hopeful he will be

a long-term partner in the halves

for Benji Marshall. Allister

Clarkson has endorsed his assistant

for a senior AFL position. Hardwick

has an excellent pedigree after

playing in premierships with Port

Adelaide and Essendon before being

invited to join the Hawks under

Clarkson. We supported him lulong.

He's been in our system for five

years and our view is he's ready to

coach senior football. It will be

up to Richmond and the Kangaroos to determine whether that's the case.

Hardwick started his player career

with the Kangaroos in the under 19s.

Lote Tuqiri has been training with

West Harbour ahead of his comeback.

He will play on the wing for the

Pirates against Warringah as his

battle with the ARU continues in

the courts. A cup of tea for all of

you out there because a new survey

has revealed consumers are still

worried about the cost of living.

With all the details now. Good

morning. Inflation does remain a

concern? For the last year we've

all been talking about the pullback

in the global economies. Inflation

has been off the radar. A small

lift in demand, rising house prices

and wage growth have reignited

concerns. I think inflation is

going to be a big ticket item with housing

housing and rates. Glenn Stevens,

the Governor of the Reserve Bank

today will have his half-year

testimony. What can we expect on

the markets? The European markets

were higher. France and Germany

both out of recession. The US

making good gains. The Dow up by 36.

The Nasdaq up by 10. Our market set

to open 40 points higher. You've

got oil prices, and base metals

moving higher. And Leighton

Holdings coming out with their

full-year result. Thank you.

Before we go, Sol Trujillo may have

walked away with a mega deal,

almost $10 million, but that's

nothing compared to the earning

capacity of a CEO in the US. He

pocketed $842 million last year.

The recession was at its worst last

year. Nice work if you can get it.

Thank you, Frank. London Zoo is

celebrating after introducing its

newest additions to the public. The

lion cubs are the first in a decade

to be bred in captivity in the UK.

The first family photo but even the

glare of the world's media couldn't

draw the new cubs from their

camouflage for long. The game of

crouching keeper, hidden lion kept

the crowds amused if a little

confused. That's a tiger. A

forgivable mistake. These lions are

few and far between. These Asian

lions are incredibly rare. In the

wild there's only about 300 and

they are restricted to a tiny patch

of forest in India. Back in the

1900s, their population had shrunk 1900s, their population had shrunk

to about a dozen but an

international breeding program has

swollen their prides. The 10-week-

old cubs are the first to be bred

here in 10 years. Their mother

successfully paired with a young

male. Just like their mother, these

cubs will end up contributing to the breeding program themselves.

Once they're old enough, they'll be

moved to different zoos to start moved to different zoos to start

families of their own. Very cute.

Check of the weather before we go:

That's it for Ten's Early News. The

first 15 minutes of this bulletin

ready for download from the website.

I'll see you at 11. We leave you

with pictures of a bear that's been

roaming the streets of LA. There's roaming the streets of LA. There's

a bear out there, Ron. Thank you, a bear out there, Ron. Thank you,

Frank. Have a cup of tea. Have a

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