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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Frank Coletta. This is Ten's Early News. And I'm Danielle Isdale. rate fears. Our top stories this morning - interest rate rise back on the agenda Strong inflation numbers put another possibly as soon as next month. Smashed - West Australian police interrupt an alleged coast-to-coast seriously hurt in multiple gas blasts Massive explosion - two people

in the American city of Dallas. And in sport - rider protest. the start of stage 16 Cyclists boycott as another tests positive to drugs.

recovery on Wall Street this morning? Time now for a check of finance and a back after yesterday's bloodbath Yes Frank, Wall Street is bouncing from Amazon and Boeing. thanks to upbeat earnings news And when I come back to conquer the Pacific. the latest on Virgin's plans

another political headache The Prime Minister could be facing his 68th birthday today. as he prepares to celebrate Latest inflation numbers interest rate rise have economists predicting another as early as next month. but not everyone is impressed. Hard hat on, Good to see you. I don't want to shake your hand. No, that's alright. You bloody take everything off us! You've taken our rights away, mate! Howard has to go! with the latest inflation figures. Mr Howard unimpressed They're up 1.2% for the June quarter. there's no need to be concerned. The Treasurer says the fact of the matter is Whichever way you cut it,

their incomes increase that people have had faster then rising prices. faster than rising prices. to an interest rate rise. But all indications seem to point Markets are saying there will be a rate rise very soon, it's much more likely than not that and ahead of the election. since the 2004 election That would be the fifth rate hike

famously campaigned with when Mr Howard to keep interest rates low?" "Who do you trust

and the underlying inflation rate The headline inflation rate

are both within the target band. Labor senses a free kick. We can do better. have never had it better off. Mr Howard says working families on mortgage angst It's aiming to cash in affordability summit. with its housing

The theme is sure to resonate - of people believe independent research shows 84% out of reach for many Australians. owning their own home is now Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Toddler Daniel Thomas says toddler Daniel Thomas says The mother of missing Victorian to rot in jail. she wants her son's abductor Donna Thomas breaking her silence will lead to an arrest. hoping a new police search if they end up in jail, I hope that person, I hope the person rots in there. taken away for forensic examination. Police have found a nappy that's been almost four years ago. The 2-year-old went missing coast-to-coast car racket Police have cracked a suspected of re-birthed vehicles. involving scores with a million-dollar headache. But it's left unsuspecting buyers and four-wheel drives Almost three dozen late-model cars

on suburban Perth properties. unearthed in raids at around $1 million We put the value of those cars All have one thing in common - State borders they've crossed at least two illegal face-lifts. and have been given are handling vehicles We suspect that these people vehicle auctions in NSW, that have been taken from damaged State for sale to the public. re-identified and brought to this for many unsuspecting buyers. But the raids have come too late have already been sold. Police believe 40 more vehicles They look new buying a vehicle that is roadworthy and the buyer would believe they're and still under warranty. Five people have been questioned. without a dealer's licence. and selling cars whether the alleged scam is connected Police are probing Sydney men with last week's arrests of six car re-birthing racket. over an alleged New South Wales Dougal Wallace, Ten News. Tourists on the Gold Coast drove his car onto the beach. as a suspect trying to escape police stop the driver in Surfers Paradise car became bogged on Main Beach. but ended only minutes later when the

but was eventually caught by police The man ran from his car who were also in the car. along with two passengers All three are still being questioned.

of Public Prosecutions The Commonwealth Director is to review all material terror suspect Mohamed Haneef. relating to the case of Gold Coast by surprise late yesterday The move took Dr Haneef's legal team is set free. and could mean the terror suspect In a statement DPP Damian Bugg says in a particular case he rarely takes such a close interest

that needed examining. but admitted there were matters

Brisbane airport earlier this month Mohamed Haneef was arrested at trying to board a flight to India. have been badly burned At least two people in the United States. after a huge gas explosion causing dozens of blasts Canisters full of propane gas ignited black smoke into the air. and sending plumes of thick Firefighters rushed to the scene, the threat of more explosions. but couldn't get close because of many kilometres The flames sending debris forcing the closure of nearby roads. Hawaii's famous Kilauea volcano. Stunning images this morning of after 15 years of dormancy. The lava is flowing again but remote area of the mountain. Molten rock oozing from a large wildlife, human beings or property, At this stage it poses no danger to a close eye on the situation. but scientists are keeping embroiled in drugs controversy The Tour de France is once again failing a doping test. with a second cyclist in as many days at the start of stage 16 A group of riders protested

failed doping test, in response to Alexander Vinokourov's Cristian Moreni as news surfaced Italian rider tested positive for testerone. withdrawn from the race. His Confidis team has subsequently Michael Rasmussen, Meantime, Tour leader from drug allegations, who has had to defend himself in the last mountain stage. claimed victory remains in third after all Australia's Cadel Evans after finishing fourth. with six more to go After 629 games as coach, Kevin Sheedy's reign at the Bombers is coming to an end. His contract at Essendon not renewed after 27 years. After denying there was anything on the agenda, the Bombers revealed yesterday that discussions for Sheedy's exit took place as early as January. Basically, Peter and I discussed about doing exactly what boys did in Test cricket, OK? And that was over a lovely red under the shade of a yum yum tree. The shattered playing group attended, but it was a 6-hour board meeting on Monday that ultimately decided his fate. I've had to make a lot of hard decisions in a business career and this would be one of the hardest ones. Sheedy will coach the remaining six matches leaving the game after a record-breaking run, rivalries, visionary development including four premierships, amazing and the promotion of Aboriginal players and the code. If you look what

he's done for football, he's an icon of the game, I know he wants to coach another couple of years. Harvey, one of several candidates now in the running for the Bomber's job.

Ian Cohen, Ten News. Time for finance now and you've got more about interest rates on what the market's saying following the inflation numbers? Frank, economists now say there's more than a 50% chance we'll see rates rise following yesterday's CPI numbers. in the second quarter Consumer prices jumped 1.2% which was above market expectations. That takes the annual headline rate of inflation to 2.1% but the underlying inflation measure, which strips out food and fuel costs is much higher, around 2.7%. That's at the top end of the RBA's target band and isn't good news for homebuyers. The strong CPI numbers had an immediate impact on the dollar as predicted, sending the currency up by around half a cent to 88.5 US cents. Virgin has unveiled its latest weapon in the battle for our skies. It's to launch a new airline that will fly between Australia and the United States, delivering much cheaper fares and possibly sparking a price war.

It wouldn't be Virgin without an eye-popping stunt. What does that spell? V Australia! The name was chosen in a competition and, by the looks of these questionable alternatives, it was easily the best choice. V Australia is entering a once heavily protected Australia-US market held by only two airlines - Qantas and United. Australia and London, you find that the west coast is more expensive, yet it's a couple of hours closer, so I think it has been stifled of true competition. When flights begin in November next year, the Southern Cross will adorn the tail of the seven new aircraft.

I think the Southern Cross is something that all Australians do identify with. Qantas has its kangaroo, we will have the Southern Cross, and we'll enjoy that. V Australia is yet to say which American cities it will fly to

but it's expected to include Los Angeles, putting it into a head-on battle with Qantas. While V Australia will not be a budget airline, consumers will benefit from a short-term pricing war. Coming into the market, I think, with a lot of specials,

and you can expect Qantas and United to respond to that. James Boyce, Ten News. weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national Let's take a look at today's newspaper headlines. Wild weather continues to lash parts of England as a heat wave descends on Eastern Europe. More when the Early news returns.

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This program is captioned live. judicial intervention. The DPP to examine the case against terror suspect Mohamed Haneef. The distraught mother of missing Victorian boy Daniel Thomas breaks her silence. Inflation dragon - another rate rise widely expected as consumer prices rise sharply. And more flooding across parts of England as Europe swelters under a record heatwave. Another check of the markets now and some upbeat news helps Wall Street? Yes Frank, things are looking much better than yesterday with heartening earnings news from a few blue chip companies including Boeing.

And I'll be back later

with the latest movements in the mining industry. There's been another major development in the case against accused Gold Coast terrorism supporter Mohamed Haneef. of Public Prosecutions says The Commonwealth Director he will now review all material in the case as a matter of urgency. In a case of almost daily twists and turns, this perhaps the most telling.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions announcing he will review all available material in the case against Dr Mohamed Haneef. His legal team caught as much by surprise at the news as anyone. It could mean that he stays where he is and we have a committal and we have a trial, or it could mean that he could be released. Haneef's nearest relative searching out the positives. I see there is some hope, but I don't know how it works here. In a brief statement, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Damian Bugg conceded

he rarely took such a close interest in a case... Obviously the Director will have access to more material than what I've had access to and I will respect his findings in relation to the matter. Tim Collits, Ten News. Police in Western Australia have smashed an alleged million-dollar car re-birthing racket. Almost 40 late-model cars and four-wheel drives were discovered late yesterday following raids on several properties in Perth. It's believed all of the vehicles were bought at auctions in NSW given illegal face-lifts and then taken to Western Australia.

fraud and selling cars without a licence likely to follow. Police fear as many as 40 cars may have already been sold. The mother of missing Victorian toddler Daniel Thomas says she hopes her child's abductor rots in jail. Police have a new lead in the case. A nappy found during a search of bushland. For almost four years, Donna Thomas has waited for news on the search for her 2-year-old son. I want Daniel found. I want an end to my heartache, my suffering. It's not easy to deal with. Daniel went missing in the care of a baby-sitter in the north-east Victorian town of Myrtleford in October 2003. Ms Thomas wants the person responsible brought to justice.

I hope that person, if they end up in jail, I hope the person rots in there. Police making their way through the thick tangle of blackberries where they believe the toddler's body may have been dumped. There's been a nappy discovered that's been taken away. That'll be forensically tested. Until we can establish otherwise, we'll concentrate a lot of the search in that area. Daniel Thomas was still wearing nappies when he went missing. His mother just wants some answers. I'm just living in limbo. There's no other way to put it.

I'm just in limbo. Ben Lewis, Ten News. The future of the Dianne Brimble investigation could be in the hands of prosecutors as early as tomorrow. Key witness Mark Wilhelm has refused to answer questions at the inquest into her death, Coroner Jacqueline Milledge now listening to many hours of bugged phone conversations between the men of interest in the case. However, it's not yet clear when the inquest will wind up. Wilhelm had sex with Mrs Brimble shortly before she died from a toxic combination of alcohol and the drug fantasy. The Prime Minister could be facing another political headache as he prepare to celebrate his 68th birthday today. John Howard will spend the day in East Timor visiting Australian soldiers and new President Jose Ramos Horta. But he's received an unwanted birthday present with high inflation figures prompting predictions of an interest rate rise. That would be a severe blow in an election year. Mr Howard is now our second-oldest Prime Minister after Robert Menzies who was 71 when he retired. But the Prime Minister maintains to lead the country. People will judge me on the contribution I've made to the country,

What really matters is the age and relevance of the policies and ideas that I put forward and I would challenge anybody on the other side of politics to argue effectively that the age and relevance of their ideas for Australia's future are superior to mine and that of my colleagues. An outbreak of gastroenteritis has struck down more than 100 people in nursing homes and hospitals across Sydney. Over the past three weeks emergency rooms have been inundated with large numbers of people suffering extreme nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Five hospitals and nursing homes in Sydney's north are the worst affected. who comes into contact to take proper precautions to prevent the virus spreading. That includes washing your hands thoroughly with soap. has been inundated Another iconic British town as the flood crisis worsens. Amazingly other parts of Europe are Amazingly, other parts of Europe are sweltering under a record heatwave. The countryside of Britain is unrecognisable. overnight The River Thames broke its banks causing fresh flooding in the university city of Oxford. England's oldest university escaped damage but the swollen waterways left 100 residents homeless. It just feels dreadful but what can I do about it? I don't have any options. I don't have any options. Britain's Prime Minister has visited the town of Gloucester

where 350,000 people have been left without water. We will get more tankers in, we will get more more bowsers in, we will get more regular filling of them and more bottled water will be provided. With more rain predicted towns across the country are bracing themselves for the worst. It's a completely different story in parts of Eastern Europe where people are sweltering in record high temperatures. The soaring mercury sparking fires across parts of Serbia, Romania and Turkey. Firefighters have staged a dramatic rescue saving two boys from raging floodwater in China. The two children were swept away in the swollen river by strong currents. his way to the pair Finally a rescuer managed to make stretching a rope across the water. After tying a lifebelt around the boys, they were both winched to safety. Essendon has joined Melbourne, Fremantle and Carlton in the hunt for a new coach after the sacking of Kevin Sheedy. The heart and soul of the Bombers led the club for 27 years claiming four premiership's along the way. It's probably the right opportunity for Essendon and Sheedy and see how we go. Sheedy will remain at the helm until the end of the season and has not ruled out coaching again. Meanwhile, Docker Jeff farmer has been fined $10,000 for breaking team rules but is free to play this weekend. Yet another high profile addition to rugby league's injury crisis with young star Jarrod Mullen ruled out for the rest of the season. The Newcastle playmaker will have shoulder reconstruction surgery tomorrow.

Jarrod Mullen dislocated his shoulder at training last week. A second opinion from a specialist putting him out of the game for at least six months. than they first thought. It looks like I've torn the tendon pretty much completely off the bone. Mullen's been battling since his surprise State of Origin debut in May. A torn calf muscle ended his Origin campaign. with a thigh muscle tear. He was just about to make a comeback when he popped the shoulder. I was on a bit of a high there after Origin, but back to Earth now I s'pose. he's not headed down the same path. The Bulldogs giant may need surgery to fix his dislocated wrist.

You don't know really what the outcome's gonna be, so it is a little bit scary. And a successful knee reconstruction yesterday

for Brisbane's Darren Lockyer. He's expect to resume full contact training by the end of February. He's a good athlete, he's good competitor, he'll rehab well and he'll be back. Leanne West, Ten News. There were some wild celebrations on the streets of Sydney last night

as Iraq beat South Korea in the Asian World Cup. After the Iraqis prevailed 4-3 in a tense penalty shoot-out,

became blocked the streets around Fairfield with fans spilling onto the roads, dancing and cheering the team name. Some braved the clock tower, while others waved flags, ecstatic at the win that now puts Iraq into the final where they'll meet either Japan or Saudi Arabia. Time for finance news now, here's Dani. Thank you Frank. A day after one of its worst sell-offs of the year,

Wall Street has rebounded, but with more bad news out on the health of the housing sector analysts are wondering if the recovery will last.

Joining us with more is Alexis Christoforous, live from New York. Good morning Alexis. No repeat of yesterday's weakness today

The market was able to bounce The market was able to bounce back

from yesterday's 220 point plunge.

The Dow up 60 it points on the that

the warm as - bad news on the

housing market. Home resales felt

to allow enduring. Applications for

home loans are falling. Yesterday, the largest mortgage

the largest mortgage lender in the

U S admitted that the growing

numbers of customers are falling

behind their payments. The mortgage

market here is spreading to the

rest of the world. Bowling is a

bright spot today posting better-

than-expected profits than-expected profits of $1.1

billion. Bowling is on pace to take

on its rival Airbus. Thanks to

strong demand of its 787 streamline

that aircraft. We're checking

unfortunately Apple is not about he is.

is. Apple's results will rely on

sales of its two main lines of -

Apple had a tough time yesterday. A

T and T posted a lower figure Beck T and T posted a lower figure Beck hit Apple's stock. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. at the Diane Brimble inquest. Bugged phone calls released

That's next. And the CommSec finance report when the Early News returns.

This program is captioned live.

Our top stories this morning - rate fears. Strong inflation numbers put another interest rate rise back on the agenda

possibly as soon as next month. Smashed - West Australian police interrupt an alleged coast-to-coast car re-birthing racket. Massive explosion - two people seriously hurt in multiple gas blasts in the American city of Dallas.

And in sport - rider protest. Cyclists boycott the start of stage 16 as another tests positive to drugs. Time now for another check of finance and a recovery in the US. Solid earnings news from a couple of blue chip companies,

including plane maker Boeing, has lifted the market.

I'll be back with the latest from CommSec. The Prime Minister could be facing another political headache as he prepare to celebrate his 68th birthday today. John Howard will spend the day in East Timor visiting Australian soldiers and new President Jose Ramos Horta. But he's received an unwanted birthday present with high inflation figures prompting predictions of an interest rate rise. That would be a severe blow in an election year. Mr Howard is now our second oldest Prime Minister after Robert Menzies who was 71 when he retired. But the Prime Minister maintains his age is not affecting his ability to lead the country. People will judge me

on the contribution I've made to the country,

on my capacity to continue to lead. What really matters is the age and relevance of the policies and ideas that I put forward and I would challenge anybody on the other side of politics to argue effectively that the age and relevance of their ideas for Australia's future are superior to mine and that of my colleagues. Police in Western Australia have smashed an alleged million-dollar car re-birthing racket.

Almost 40 late-model cars and four-wheel drives were discovered late yesterday following raids on several properties in Perth. were bought at auctions in NSW It's believed all of the vehicles given illegal face-lifts and then taken to Western Australia. Five people have been questioned by police with charges including theft, fraud and selling cars without a licence likely to follow. may have already been sold. Police fear as many as 40 cars The future of the Dianne Brimble investigation

could be in the hands of prosecutors as early as tomorrow. Key witness Mark Wilhelm has refused to answer questions at the inquest into her death, Coroner Jacqueline Milledge now listening to many hours of bugged phone conversations between the men of interest in the case. However, it's not yet clear when the inquest will wind up. Wilhelm had sex with Mrs Brimble shortly before she died from a toxic combination of alcohol and the drug fantasy.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is to review all material relating to the case of Gold Coast terror suspect Mohamed Haneef. The move took Dr Haneef's legal team by surprise late yesterday and could mean the terror suspect is set free. DPP Damian Bugg says In a statement he rarely takes such a close interest in a particular case but admitted there were matters that needed examining. Mohamed Haneef was arrested at Brisbane airport earlier this month trying to board a flight to India. A chilling security alert has been issued to all American airports.

Security officers have been told to look out for possible terrorists who may staging practice runs ahead of a terrorist attack. Airport screeners across the country have been told to be on the look-out for their next attack. for terrorists who may be practising Administration The Transportation Security

issued the alert last week, warning that several items have been intercepted

that could be used to make improvised explosive devices and they indicate terrorists are conducting pre-attack security probes and dry runs similar to dress rehearsals. The suspicious items include wires, switches, pipes or tubes as well as clay-like substances - in two cases it was blocks of cheese. Security officers found the material at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore over the past year. The TSA says there is no specific or credible threat here and that the alert is a routine TSA intelligence bulletin relating to suspicious instances at US airports. The TSA bulletin points to a joint assessment from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department that found terrorists have conducted dry runs and dress rehearsals

before previous attacks, including the London subway bombing and September 11. Karen Brown, Ten News. have been badly burned At least two people after a huge gas explosion in the United States. Canisters full of propane gas ignited causing dozens of blasts and sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air. Firefighters rushed to the scene, but couldn't get close because of the threat of more explosions.

The flames sending debris many kilometres forcing the closure of nearby roads. embroiled in drugs controversy The Tour de France is once again with a second cyclist in as many days failing a doping test. A group of riders protested at the start of stage 16 in response to Alexander Vinokourov's failed doping test, as news surfaced Italian rider Cristian Moreni

tested positive for testerone. His Confidis team has subsequently withdrawn from the race. Michael Rasmussen, who has had to defend himself from drug allegations, Australia's Cadel Evans remains in third over all After 629 games as coach, with six more to go Kevin Sheedy's reign at the Bombers is coming to an end. His contract at Essendon not renewed after 27 years. After denying there was anything on the agenda, the Bombers revealed yesterday

that discussions for Sheedy's exit took place as early as January. Basically, Peter and I discussed about doing exactly what boys did in Test cricket, OK? And that was over a lovely red under the shade of a yum yum tree.

The shattered playing group attended,

but it was a 6-hour board meeting on Monday that ultimately decided his fate. I've had to make a lot of hard decisions in a business career one of the hardest ones. and this would be Sheedy will coach the remaining six matches after a record-breaking run, leaving the game including four premierships, amazing rivalries, visionary development and the promotion of Aboriginal players and the code.

If you look what he's done for football, he's an icon of the game, I know he wants to coach another couple of years. Harvey, one of several candidates now in the running for the Bomber's job.

Ian Cohen, Ten News. Time for finance now with Dani. There are at least three hats in the ring. The airline has fast tracked its search for a new chairman following Margaret Jackson's decision to stand down. The Flying Kangaroo is expected to make an announcement within the next few weeks,

giving it plenty of time to facilitate a handover before Ms Jackson leaves in November. Media reports this morning say the airline has drawn up a short list of three possibilities that include former CEO James Strong, and two external candidates. Commonwealth Bank Chairman John Schubert

is widely considered to be a contender along with the bank's former CEO David Murray.

Time now for the CommSec finance report and Craig James joins us now from Sydney. Craig, what did you make should we expect a rate rise next month?

Anyone taking out a high mind at

the next couple of months there

would be wise for them to would be wise for them to fact and

a rise in the interest rates. Inflation

Inflation figures were higher than

expected because retailers are

being slow and passing on the

savings of a higher Australian dollar.kThe

dollar. The Aussie dollar got to dollar. The Aussie dollar got to at

88.7 US cents. The greenback has

rebounded. Felicity rebounded. Felicity around 88.2 US

cents. The Australian dollar is

still high. Import of prices are

likely to fall on the coming months.

The Dow Jones closed 68 points.

Apple is out with his earnings

results. But is a positive momentum

for our market today. Our market

should be above all of 10 or 20 should be above all of 10 or 20 points. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. Let's take a look at today's newspaper headlines.

A cross-country car rebirthing racket smashed in Perth. Details after the break. PROTECT CANBERRA DRIVERS, FOLLOWING THE RECENT ROCK-THROWING INCIDENT NEAR WOLLONGONG BUT FIRST - A-C-T POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A

DISTINCTIVE CAR STOLEN FROM A HOME IN CHISHOLM ON TUESDAY. POLICE SAY THE QUEENSLAND REGISTERED SMART CAR, WAS

ONE OF TWO CARS STOLEN DURING A BURGLARY ON HEANEY CRESCENT. OF ELECTRICAL GOODS AND JEWELLERY. THE A-C-T GREENS ARE EAGERLY AWATING TOMORROW'S RELEASE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY. DEB FOSKEY SAYS A STRONG PLAN WOULD BE THE ONLY WOULD BE THE ONLY EXCUSE FOR IT'S LENGTHY DELAYS. SHE'S HOPING SOLAR POWER, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AND NATURE RESERVES HAVE ALL BEEN CONSIDERED

MORE PRESSURE ON THE A-C-T GOVERNMENT, WITH CALLS FOR TOUGHER LAWS TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM HURLING ROCKS AT CARS. THE OPPOSITIONS SAYS RECENT ATTACKS ON ACTION BUSES, AND SUNDAY'S INCIDENT NEAR WOLLONGONG, HIGHLIGHT THE NEAR WOLLONGONG, HIGHLIGHT THE NEED TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF ROCK-THROWERS. THEY SAYS STRONGER LAWS ARE NEEDED TO PROVIDE GREATER PROTECTION FOR LOCAL DRIVERS. AND IN CANBERRA A-F-L, THE FINALS HOPES OF AINSLIE AND TUGGERANONG MAY BE DECIDED AS SOON AS SATURDAY, WHEN THE SIDES CLASH AT AINSLIE OVAL. THE TEAMS ARE IN A SHARE OF FIFTH PLACE, AND NEED TO WIN TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH FOURTH PLACED QUEANBEYAN. AINSLIE HAVE HAD THE EDGE OVER THE HAWKS THIS SEASON,

WINNING BOTH PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS.

NOW TO THE LATEST WEATHER ... A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS OUR REGION LATER TODAY, BRINGING A FEW SHOWERS THAT WILL PERSIST INTO TOMORROW TAKING A LOOK AT THE CAP CITIES, AND SUNNY IF YOU'RE HEADED TO SYDNEY .. MOSTLY FINE IN MELBOURNE AND BRISBANE .. LATE SHOWERS AND IN CANBERRA MOSTLY SUNNY AND 21 THE TOP IN WOLLONGONG .. A BIT OF CLOUD IN ORANGE .. FINE IN DUBBO .. AND SHOWERS FOR WAGGA THE CHANCE OF LATE SHOWERS IN BATEMANS BAY AND GOULBURN .. PARTLY CLOUDY IN BATHURT .. LATE SNOW SHOWERS IN PERISHER EARLY FROST IN MUDGEE .. LATE SHOWERS AND 15 IN COOMA LOOKING AHEAD - AND A SHOWER OR TWO TOMORROW, TWO TOMORROW, TOPS OF 13 .. // COOLER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SATURDAY .. // WITH POSSIBLE SHOWERS DEVELOPING SUNDAY. (NO SCRIPT NEEDED HERE.)

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Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - judicial intervention. The DPP to examine the case against terror suspect Mohamed Haneef. The distraught mother of missing Victorian boy Daniel Thomas breaks her silence. Inflation dragon - another rate rise widely expected as consumer prices rise sharply. And more flooding across parts of England as Europe swelters under a record heatwave. Another check of the markets now and some upbeat news helps Wall Street? Yes Frank, things are looking much better than yesterday with heartening earnings news from a few blue chip companies including Boeing.

There's been another major development in the case against accused Gold Coast terrorism supporter Mohamed Haneef. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions says

he will now review all material in the case as a matter of urgency. In a case of almost daily twists and turns, this perhaps the most telling. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions announcing he will review all available material in the case against Dr Mohamed Haneef. His legal team caught as much by surprise at the news as anyone. It could mean that he stays where he is and we have a committal and we have a trial, or it could mean that he could be released. Haneef's nearest relative searching out the positives. I see there is some hope, but I don't know how it works here.

In a brief statement, Prosecutions Damian Bugg conceded Commonwealth Director of Public he rarely took such a close interest in a case... Obviously the Director will have access to more material than what I've had access to and I will respect his findings in relation to the matter. Tim Collits, Ten News. The mother of missing Victorian toddler Daniel Thomas says she wants her son's abductor to rot in jail. Donna Thomas breaking her silence

hoping a new police search will lead to an arrest. I hope that person, if they end up in jail, I hope the person rots in there. Police have found a nappy that's been The 2-year-old went missing almost four years ago. The Prime Minister could be facing another political headache

as he prepares to celebrate his 68th birthday today. Latest inflation numbers another interest rate rise have economists predicting as early as next month. Hard hat on, but not everyone is impressed. I don't want to shake your hand. No, that's alright. You've taken our rights away, mate! You bloody take everything off us! Howard has to go! Mr Howard unimpressed with the latest inflation figures.

They're up 1.2% for the June quarter. The Treasurer says there's no need to be concerned. Whichever way you cut it, the fact of the matter is that people have had their incomes increase faster than rising prices. But all indications seem to point to an interest rate rise. Markets are saying it's much more likely than not that there will be a rate rise very soon, and ahead of the election. That would be the fifth rate hike since the 2004 election when Mr Howard famously campaigned with "Who do you trust to keep interest rates low?" and the underlying inflation rate The headline inflation rate are both within the target band.

Labor senses a free kick. Mr Howard says working families have never had it better off. It's aiming to cash in on mortgage angst

with its housing affordability summit. The theme is sure to resonate - independent research shows 84% of people believe owning their own home is now out of reach for many Australians. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. In some breaking new this morning - they've arrested 13 people in Melbourne's West overnight following a series of raids.

Eight properties were searched in Laverton and Altona uncovering firearms, stolen goods and drugs. The Australian Defence Force has launched an investigation into a deadly shooting in Afghanistan. Australian soldiers fatally wounded a truck driver while on patrol in a southern province of the troubled county. He allegedly ignored verbal and visual signs to stop, instead speeding towards them. The ADF is declining to comment further

until the investigation is complete. Another iconic British city has been engulfed by water as the flood crisis shows no signs of abating. The River Thames broke its banks sending a torrent of water into Oxford. Higher ground saved the famous Oxford University, but other residents weren't as lucky. It's a completely different story in parts of Eastern Europe with high temperatures and fires ravaging Serbia, Romania and Turkey.

A pipeline of crude oil has ruptured in Canada causing concern to environmentalists. A river of thick black oil covered a Vancouver neighbourhood, flooding eight homes. A contractor working on storm water drains, accidentally broke the pipeline sending thousands of gallons of oil Now a race is on to clean up the spill before it gushes downhill into the ocean. Chilling video, literally, has just emerged of a British Explorer's incredible achievement.

37-year-old Lewis Pugh braved sub-zero temperatures to become the first person to swim at the North Pole. He spent nearly 19 minutes in the water swimming a distance of one kilometre. Pugh endured the gruelling event to raise awareness of global warming.

Time now for our weekly check of the conditions on the ski fields and Simone Smith joins us now from Thredbo. Hi, Simone. How are things looking?

And is looking great. After a

And is looking great. After a long

line of blue skies and sunshine

days it looks like we can have some days it looks like we can have some

fresh snow to cover up for the weekend.

100 % of the mountain is open for skiing and

skiing and boarding there has never

been a better time for a weekend at the site. Essendon has joined Melbourne, Fremantle and Carlton

in the hunt for a new coach

after the sacking of Kevin Sheedy. The heart and soul of the Bombers led the club for 27 years claiming four premiership's along the way. It's probably the right opportunity for Essendon and Sheedy to live without each other

and see how we go. the end of the season Sheedy will remain at the helm until and has not ruled out coaching again. has been fined $10,000 Meanwhile, Docker Jeff farmer for breaking team rules

Gold Coast Titans forward Nathan Friend failed in his bid to have a high tackle charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary last night. But better luck for his team-mate Ian Donnelly free to play against South Sydney this weekend

after he was found not guilty of making a grapple tackle. I don't think any player wants to be known as a grapple tackler, so it's good. And a fitness test tomorrow will determine whether Titans star centre Mat Rogers will return from injury this weekend. There were some wild celebrations on the streets of Sydney last night as Iraq beat South Korea in the Asian World Cup. After the Iraqis prevailed 4-3 in a tense penalty shoot-out,

the streets around Fairfield became blocked with fans spilling onto the roads, dancing and cheering the team name. Some braved the clock tower, while others waved flags, ecstatic at the win that now puts Iraq into the final where they'll meet either Japan or Saudi Arabia.

Time for finance news now, Frank, economists now say there's more than a 50% chance we'll see rates rise following yesterday's CPI numbers. Consumer prices jumped 1.2% in the second quarter which was above market expectations. That takes the annual headline rate of inflation to 2.1% but the underlying inflation measure,

which strips out food and fuel costs is much higher, around 2.7%.

That's at the top end of the RBA's target band and isn't good news for homebuyers. The strong CPI numbers had an immediate impact on the dollar as predicted, sending the currency up by around half a cent to 88.5 US cents. And shares in aluminum giant Alumina slumped 7% yesterday after issuing a profit downgrade. The company revised its full-year earnings guidance

to around $490 million which is down sharply on the $540 million forecast by analysts, thanks to the strong Aussie dollar. Attention is now turning to whether the company could be a takeoover target with speculation mounting BHP could pounce in the wake of Rio's bid for Alcan. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. A major boost for Rove McManus overnight, thanks to the misfortunes of Linsday Lohan. The Network Ten star called to fill in for the way-ward actress on Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'. Rove revealing he's having trouble remembering to tip, especially in the toilet. And there was a gentleman there who, you know, dries your hands and I didn't tip then either, I didn't know you had to. And it's the one thing you don't want, to be chased out of a toilet by a man asking you for payment. Right, right (laughs) not a good look!

McManus has been in America broadcasting two episodes of 'Rove Live'. A quick recap of the morning's top stories - judicial intervention. The DPP to examine the case against terror suspect Mohamed Haneef.

Rate fears - strong inflation numbers put another interest rate rise back on the agenda

as soon as next month. Massive explosion - trwo people seriously hurt two people seriously hurt in multiple gas blasts in the American city of Dallas. That's it for Ten Early News. Don't forget 9am With David and Kim, the morning news starts at 11:00 and we'll wrap up the day in the Ten News at 5:00.

I'm Frank Coletta, 'bye for now. And I'm Danielle Isdale. Good morning.

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