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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. Welcome to Ten's Early News. I'm Bill Woods. This morning - 30 firefighters work to free a man in Queensland. trapped in a deep trench Sydney woman The husband of a murdered puts up a $50,000 bounty leading to the location of her body. for information speak for the first time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt And in sport - in their last hit-out the Socceroos victorious before the World Cup. A quick look at the weather. at finance news with Kath Robinson. Now time for our first look the the market in the US Bargain hunters have re-entered have sunk over the past two days. snapping up cheap stocks which has unfolded overnight in Queensland An emergency situation

fell into a trench. after a Telstra worker is at the scene Ten reporter Jesse Grayson with the latest. on Brisbane's southside

It happened at just after 130

It happened at just after 130 when it

workers were walking over a trench.

The trench gave way and pins and The trench gave way and pins

man's leg. At the moment it man's leg. At the moment

firefighters are doing all they can

to stabilise his condition. What

actually happened when he fell in? We

tried to keep him calm and organise

things. Record 000 straight away. things. Record 000 straight away. He

Kincaid too much to me. He and

screamed out help. We were talking to

him and reassured him that the

eminence and the fire brigade were on

their way. It is expected their way. It is expected the man

will be removed within the hour and

then taken to hospital. A slap in the face for our troops

in East Timor. serving to keep the peace the Defence Minister delivered news On a visit to Dili, than their colleagues in Iraq. that means they'll be paid less The deployment at this stage, review, although it is under constant at the very top end of non-war like. is non-war like and we've put it it amounts to penny-pinching The Opposition says with gangs of armed youths. given our soldiers are dealing will also be sent Extra Federal Police officers the security situation. to help control Kerry Whelan, The family of murdered Sydney woman, continue their search for her body. has offered a reward, as they

was found guilty on Wednesday Former family friend Bruce Burrell in May 1997. of kidnapping and killing Mrs Whelan has offered $50,000 Now her husband to the location of her body. for information that leads and myself to lay her to rest. It's important to my children to find Burrell guilty. It took a jury nine days

Melbourne medical researchers In a world first towards allowing patients have taken the first steps to regrow their own organs. could remove the possibility The discovery of tissue rejection after surgery. heart surgery across the world It has potential to revolutionise within a decade.

beating heart tissue in rats. Melbourne scientists creating

is to really grow you own tissue The grail of this tissue engineering someone else's tissue rather than relying on being transplanted into you. will replace traditional transplants It's hoped the break-through diseased cells with healthy ones. with the body replacing its own

removes the risk of tissue rejection The discovering and is being hailed forward in years, as one of the greatest medical leaps offering hope to millions with heart-disease, and not just to those diabetics too could benefit. or cells which can produce insulin Beating heart tissue, that a is major breakthrough. And scientists hope it won't be long

goes from research to reality. before the new tissue technology from a western Sydney hospital. who went missing of a stillborn baby Shocking news for the parents from a western Sydney hospital. who went missing they've been told News Limited papers say was accidentally cremated their little girl at the Blacktown Hospital. with three other foetuses in an ambulance on May 13. She'd been born prematurely when preparing her funeral, Nine days later, could not be located. her family was told the girl's body is also being questioned The same hospital of another unborn child, over the death allegedly from an iron overdose. killed in an accident The families of two young Australians

will shortly arrive at the scene. on the Canadian ski slopes and 23-year-old Benjamin Kontor 24-year-old Joshua Bradford

on Whistler Mountain. worked as ski-lift operators down the mountain They were travelling ran into a ravine. when their snowmobile Both died instantly. is planned for tomorrow. A memorial service Houses of Parliament in lockdown. A security scare has had Britain's

was briefly shut down The Palace of Westminster a white powdery substance after a man sprayed in the building's central lobby. fearing it could have been anthrax. Police immediately shut the doors, One man has been detained. has been stepped up in recent years Parliament security because of a series of breaches. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Hollywood's newest parents for the first time have spoken publicly Shiloh Nouvel. since the birth of their daughter

for journalists in Namibia, In a press conference for giving them privacy and peace, the celebrity couple thanked locals to the US soon. but said they would be heading back of their newborn, Pitt and Jolie have sold the photos reportedly going to charity. with proceeds the photo rights for Australia. 'New Idea' magazine has secured a rather uninspiring match The Socceroos have won has finally run out of patience Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy with his battling side. nine straight losses, Essendon has suffered the last by 23 goals, has gone for an old-time remedy. the coach Kevin Sheedy who deserve selection, I have now 22 guys to be played now so the ball's right out there by every player on this list. With his team nosediving full-scale practice match, he called a rarely seen players literally fighting for a place against Geelong on Friday night. The Western Bulldogs have been fined $7,500 for briefly having a 19th player on the field during the last quarter of Saturday's match against Hawthorn. Wade Skipper and Peter Street involved in an interchange mix-up. Ahead of mission impossible against West Coast,

Carlton coach Denis Pagan has to make work out whether to rest his baby Blues or expose them against the best. The odds of a Carlton win in the west blowing out to nearly $10. We can damage people by playing them

against the powerful sides in the competition without much support when they haven't got that capability at this stage. In rugby league, New Zealand Warriors veteran Ruben Wiki escaped an 8-match suspension for kneeing last night at the NRL judiciary. Wiki's lawyer Geoff Bellew successfully arguing that you can't drop your knees into a player who's not yet on the ground. Awesome result and as Geoff said I had a fair hearing and I'm happy with the result. But no such luck for Melbourne's Billy Slater. Just back from a 7-week suspension for kicking. He copped a 2-match ban for a dangerous throw. The Socceroos have won a rather uninspiring match against Liechtenstein. Their last before the world cup.

In their last chance to impress their

their coach the Socceroos their coach the Socceroos got off to

make slow start. The opposing team

got their first score. Harry Kewell

made his presence felt. A made his presence felt. A fantastic

goal! There were some missed opportunities. Rejuvenated after the

break although Harry Kewell was far break although Harry Kewell was far

from his dazzling best. from his dazzling best. Despite

seeing a lot of that ball the coached

conceded there were sloppy defence. Consumer spending has got off on a strong foot, we've had continual employment growth, incomes are rising.

There is evidence households are managing their fuel costs better, driving less. Further evidence of consumer strength was seen in the cashcard retail. The strong numbers don't bode well for homebuyers with the chances of another interest rate rise later this year strengthening. Yesterday the RBA left rates on hold. Now for a look at the national weather: Let's see what the newspapers are saying.

Dramatic footage released of an IRA bombing in Manchester 10 years ago. More when Ten's Early News returns.

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my little boy wouldn't be speaking, and he is now. Two owls, two motorbikes, two clocks... They care about what they do. I've been aware of the great work of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children for many years now. I help them where and when I can, and I urge you to do the same. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning. Timor travesty - Aussie soldiers told their service in the trouble spot isn't worth the same pay as those in Iraq. A delicate rescue mission in Queensland - a Telstra employee trapped in a trench. Family of the two Aussie ski-lift operators killed in Canada about to arrive on site. And in sport, the Socceroos have more work to do after a lacklustre final match ahead of the World Cup. Finance - US Stocks were hanging in there for most of the overnight session as investors sought bargains.

A slap in the face for our troops serving to keep the peace in East Timor. The Defence Minister telling them their service isn't war-like and they'll be paid less.

If his visit to Dili was meant as a morale-boosting exercise, Brendan Nelson may have just failed. The Defence Minister addressed some of the 1,300 Australian troops serving there and delivered this news. The deployment at this stage, although it is under constant review, is non-war like and we've put it at the very top end of non-war like. It may sound comforting but it means these soldiers will receive a lower payment per day than our troops in Iraq even though they've been trying to control roving gangs of armed youths. The Opposition says the non-war like distinction is gross hypocrisy and penny-pinching. Whatever it is, it's a very dangerous cocktail

as has been acknowledged by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence.

Yet when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, they are found wanting. To help control the security situation,

the number of Australian Federal Police in East Timor will double to 200

and a UN-led police force will also now be deployed and may have to operate there for at least two years. Australia is also sending an extra $1 million in food aid. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. The head of a review panel into nuclear energy

has moved to shield himself against criticism of bias. While the inquiry takes place Ziggy Switowski will step down from the board of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation which supports the expansion of the nuclear industry. The former Telstra boss and nuclear scientist was controversially hand-picked by the Prime Minister for the role. Green groups and the Opposition claimed he had a vested interest. A delicate rescue operation is under way in Queensland

after a Telstra worker fell into a trench overnight. The accident happened just after 1:00 this morning. The 32-year-old man was preparing to lay cables when he felt the ground give away beneath him. The man fell, trapping his leg in the 2 metre-deep trench. Thankfully, a fellow worker was able to call for assistance

and around 30 firefighters have been working to free him.

Crews say he'll be out within the hour and taken to hospital for treatment. The families of the two Australians killed in a freakish snowmobile accident in Canada will shortly arrive in the resort town of Whistler. Joining us with the details is Ten's US bureau chief Leisa Goddard-Roles. Leisa, do we know exactly when the families are due to arrive?

We are expecting a family is to

arrive some time today. We don't know

exactly when. They exactly when. They will have a

two-hour drive to get to the mountain

resort. The sad part about this man's

death is there he was due to arrive

home in eight weeks. There are plans

for a memorial service? The survey

should take place later this week.

This is hit the resort very hard.

Everybody is morning their death. The

police investigation is still ongoing

to find out what caused the accident. British police have released previously unseen footage of an IRA bomb which devastated parts of Manchester's city centre 10 years ago. The pictures, taken from a helicopter, capture the moment a white truck exploded next to busy supermarket. Evacuation efforts have been stepped up in Indonesia as Mount Merapi shows more signs of life. About 2,00 people from villages on the mountain have been moved to schools and shelters. The volcano has been belching toxic gases and lava for weeks

but there's been increased activity in the past 24 hours. Experts say an eruption is imminent. Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue has been honoured for her inspirational fight against breast cancer. The 37-year-old last night named Woman of the Year by a UK Magazine.

She couldn't attend the glitzy showbiz ceremony but sent a special message to fans.

The last year has been the least public made in may ways the most. Your support has been an enormous hope and I hope to be back in person with you very soon. Also spinning around at the awards Model Naomi Campbell

and actress Nicolette Sheridan who nabbed contribution gongs.

The Socceroos beaten Liechtenstein 3-1 in their final hit-out before the World Cup. Seven changes to the team that drew with the Netherlands last week and the Socceroos got off to a slow start. An own goal from Lucas Neill in the 8th minute put Liechtenstein up 1-nil. It was Mile Sterjovski who got the Socceroos back on level terms. Harry Kewell had a solid yet uninspiring hour of play. His substitution Josh Kennedy made a goal on debut To take the Socceroos to a 2-1 lead. And a sealer from John Aloisi in the 83rd minute. Despite the win coach Guus Hiddink was disappointed with the team's sloppy defence. New Zealand Warrior Ruben Wiki escaped a long suspension last night at the NRL judiciary,

but Melbourne's Billy Slater was outed for 2 weeks. The Slater ban costing him any chance of a late call-up to the Queensland State of Origin squad. After just 25 minutes of game time since a 7-week suspension, Billy Slater was back at the NRL judiciary, this time defending a dangerous throw charge. The tribunal not buying the Melbourne Storm's defence of his tackle on Rooster Ryan Cross. It's awfully tough to win a case, but we'll keep trying when we believe we have a case to answer or a good case to put forward. Better luck for Warrior Ruben Wiki. Facing an 8-match ban for kneeing, his lawyer successfully argued that you can't drop your knees into a player who's not yet on the ground. I play the game hard but fair and I've been doing it for the last 13 years, so I won't change.

The NRL has tonight asked the Parramatta club for a report on a nightclub incident involving young winger Jarryd Hayne and a young woman.

I thought he was putting his head down on the back of the chair, but he actually bit me instead. He's also been fined $1,000 by the Eels. Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy has run out of patience with his lowly Bombers, subjecting them to a practice match. The competition threatened to boil-over as the players fought to earn a spot against Geelong tomorrow night. I have now 22 guys who deserve selection, so the ball's right out there to be played now by every player on this list. And the Western Bulldogs have been fined $7,500 for briefly having 19 players on the field after an interchange mix-up against Hawthorn. Rafael Nadal has continued his incredible unbeaten streak on clay, cruising in to the French Open semi finals. The Spaniard proving too powerful for Novak Jockovitch, running him around the court with some fierce forehands before the Serbian retired with a back injury. Nadal now with 58 consecutive wins on the surface. His next opponent - Ivan Ljubicic - whose defeat of local hope Julien Benneteau ensured that all of the top four seeds are in the semifinals for the first time in more than 20 years. Finance and Alan Greenspan speaks out? Less than six months after retiring as the world's most powerful banker, Alan Greenspan says high oil prices are starting to hurt the American economy. Speaking before a Senate hearing, the former Federal Reserve chairman said to date sky-high oil prices have been absorbed but warned consumers are starting to feel the pinch. He says consumers are struggling and that America should reduce its dependence on petroleum. Some bad news for Qantas, it's been downgraded by rating agency Standard and Poors. The stock now has a negative rating and may be downgraded further if Qantas fails to achieve cost reductions.

High fuel prices and the unwinding of the airline's hedging position have been cited as reasons for the downgrade. Qantas shares closed unchanged yesterday at $3.18. National weather for the rest of the day: A reward for information leading to the location of a murdered woman's body. The details in a moment.

This program is captioned live. Welcome to Ten's Early News. This morning - 30 firefighters work to free a man trapped in a deep trench in Queensland. The husband of a murdered Sydney woman puts up a $50,000 bounty for information leading to the location of her body. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt speak for the first time about their new bundle of joy. And in sport - the Socceroos victorious in their last hit-out before the World Cup. A quick look at the weather.

Market check: A Telstra worker fell into a trench overnight. The accident happened just after 1:00 this morning. The 32-year-old man was preparing to lay cables when he felt the ground give away beneath him. The man fell, trapping his leg in the 2 metre-deep trench. Thankfully, a fellow worker was able to call for assistance and around 30 firefighters have been working to free him. Crews say he'll be out within the hour

A slap in the face for our troops serving to keep the peace in East Timor. On a visit to Dili, the Defence Minister delivered news that means they'll be paid less than their colleagues in Iraq. The deployment at this stage, although it is under constant review, is non-war like and we've put it at the very top end of non-war like. The Opposition says it amounts to penny-pinching

given our soldiers are dealing with gangs of armed youths. Extra Federal Police officers will also be sent to help control the security situation. The family of murdered Sydney woman, Kerry Whelan, has offered a reward, as they continue their search for her body. Former family friend Bruce Burrell was found guilty on Wednesday of kidnapping and killing Mrs Whelan in May 1997. Now her husband has offered $50,000

for information that leads to the location of her body. It's important to my children and myself to lay her to rest. It took a jury nine days to find Burrell guilty. In a world first Melbourne medical researchers have taken the first steps towards allowing patients to regrow their own organs. The discovery could remove the possibility of tissue rejection after surgery. It has potential to revolutionise heart surgery across the world within a decade. Melbourne scientists creating beating heart tissue in rats. The grail of this tissue engineering is to really grow you own tissue rather than relying on someone else's tissue being transplanted into you. It's hoped the break-through will replace traditional transplants with the body replacing its own diseased cells with healthy ones. The discovering removes the risk of tissue rejection And not just to those with heart-disease, diabetics too could benefit. Beating heart tissue, or cells which can produce insulin that a is major breakthrough.

And scientists hope it won't be long before the new tissue technology goes from research to reality. Young burns survivor Sophie Delezio will leave hospital this morning, almost five weeks after being hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing. The five-year-old was being pushed in a stroller in Sydney's north

when the car struck. She suffered multiple fractures and a tear in one lung. Her doctors say she'll still require weeks of rehabilitation. A security scare has had Britain's Houses of Parliament in lockdown. The Palace of Westminster was briefly shut down after a man sprayed a white powdery substance in the building's central lobby. Police immediately shut the doors, fearing it could have been anthrax. One man has been detained. Parliament security has been stepped up in recent years because of a series of breaches. Hollywood's newest parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have spoken publicly for the first time since the birth of their daughter Shiloh Nouvel. In a press conference for journalists in Namibia, the celebrity couple thanked locals for giving them privacy and peace, but said they would be heading back to the US soon. Pitt and Jolie have sold the photos of their newborn, with proceeds reportedly going to charity. 'New Idea' magazine has secured the photo rights for Australia. The Socceroos have won a rather uninspiring match against Liechtenstein. Seven changes to the team that drew with the Netherlands last week

and the Socceroos got off to a slow start. An own goal from Lucas Neill in the 8th minute put Liechtenstein up 1-nil. It was Mile Sterjovski who got the Socceroos back on level terms.

Harry Kewell had a solid yet uninspiring hour of play. His substitution Josh Kennedy made a goal on debut

To take the Socceroos to a 2-1 lead. And a sealer from John Aloisi in the 83rd minute. Despite the win coach Guus Hiddink was disappointed with the team's sloppy defence. In rugby league, New Zealand Warriors veteran Ruben Wiki escaped an 8-match suspension for kneeing last night at the NRL judiciary. Wiki's lawyer Geoff Bellew successfully arguing that you can't drop your knees into a player who's not yet on the ground. Awesome result and as Geoff said I had a fair hearing and I'm happy with the result. But no such luck for Melbourne's Billy Slater.

Just back from a 7-week suspension for kicking.

He copped a 2-match ban for a dangerous throw. Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy has finally run out of patience with his battling side. Just two days before tomorrow night's clash with Geelong, Sheedy subjected the Bombers to a practice match. Essendon has suffered nine straight losses, the last by 23 goals,

the coach Kevin Sheedy has gone for an old-time remedy. I have now 22 guys who deserve selection, so the ball's right out there to be played now by every player on this list. With his team nosediving he called a rarely seen full-scale practice match, players literally fighting for a place against Geelong on Friday night. The Western Bulldogs have been fined $7,500 for briefly having a 19th player on the field during the last quarter of Saturday's match against Hawthorn. Wade Skipper and Peter Street involved in an interchange mix-up. Ahead of mission impossible against West Coast, Carlton coach Denis Pagan has to make work out whether to rest his baby Blues or expose them against the best. The odds of a Carlton win in the west blowing out to nearly $10. We can damage people by playing them against the powerful sides in the competition without much support when they haven't got that capability at this stage. Finance, a rival bid for UniTab. Tattersalls is reportedly preparing a competitive offer to rival Tabcorp's $1.9 billion takeover bid. The wagering company now preferring a takeover rather than the merger plans it initially hatched with the Queensland based company. Any takeover bid is yet to receive board approval, but that's expected to happen any day. Tattersalls is refusing to comment on the reports. Changes to the country's media laws could be in force by as early as next year.

Communications Minister Helen Coonan says she plans to introduce the legislation to cabinet within weeks. Minister Coonan is confident the Prime Minister will back the reforms, but the Government is facing a fight from the Nationals that want services in the bush protected. Let's see what the newspapers are saying.

More when Ten's Early News returns.

IN THE A-C-T, A CRISP MORNING, WARMING TO A FINE DAY, AND 13 DEGREES. SHOWERS AGAIN IN SYDNEY, FINE AND 15 IN MELBOURNE.

SHOWERS TOO IN WOLLONGONG.

FINE, AND 17 IN BEGA. FROST AND FOG, THIS MORNING IN BOTH ORANGE, AND DUBBO. MOSTLY SUNNY IN WAGGA.

AFTERNOON SEABREEZES, AND 16 IN BATEMANS BAY. A FINE DAY IN BATHURST. LIGHT WINDS, AND 13 IN GOULBURN. IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE A FINE, PARTLY CLOUDY DAY IN MUDGEE, COOMA, AND PARKES. AFTERNOON SHOWERS IN NOWRA. TO THE ALPES, AND PLENTY OF SOLID SNOW IN THREDBO, AFTER YESTERDAY'S HUGE SNOWMAKING EFFORT, WITH A

GOOD BASE CONSOLIDATING.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning. Timor travesty - Aussie soldiers told their service in the trouble spot isn't worth the same pay as those in Iraq. A delicate rescue mission in Queensland - a Telstra employee trapped in a trench. Family of the two Aussie ski-lift operators killed in Canada about to arrive on site. And in sport, the Socceroos have more work to do after a lacklustre final match ahead of the World Cup.

The Defence Minister telling them their service isn't war-like and they'll be paid less. If his visit to Dili was meant as a morale-boosting exercise, Brendan Nelson may have just failed. The Defence Minister addressed some of the 1,300 Australian troops serving there and delivered this news. The deployment at this stage, although it is under constant review,

is non-war-like and we've put it at the very top end of non-war-like. It may sound comforting but it means these soldiers will receive a lower payment per day than our troops in Iraq even though they've been trying to control roving gangs of armed youths. The Opposition says the non-war like distinction is gross hypocrisy and penny-pinching. Whatever it is, it's a very dangerous cocktail

as has been acknowledged by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence. Yet when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is,

they are found wanting. To help control the security situation, the number of Australian Federal Police in East Timor will double to 200 and a UN-led police force will also now be deployed and may have to operate there for at least two years. Australia is also sending an extra $1 million in food aid. Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

The former Telstra boss and nuclear scientist

has been hand-picked by the PM and he's hit back at the critics. Ziggy Switowski also announcing he will step down from the board of Australia's peak nuclear organisation while the inquiry takes place. Green groups and Labor say Dr Switowski is biased because of his position on the board which supports the expansion of the nuclear industry.

Shocking news for the parents of a stillborn baby who went missing from a western Sydney hospital. News Limited papers say they've been told their little girl was accidentally cremated with three other foetuses at the Blacktown Hospital. She'd been born prematurely in an ambulance on May 13. Rescuers in Western Australia have freed a baby humpback whale, tangled in ropes off the coast of Leeman. The six-metre whale was first spotted on Monday by fisherman and again late yesterday afternoon by a spotter plane.

Rescuers worked frantically to free the whale and the operation took just 45 minutes. It's the third rope entanglement rescuers have had to attend

in as many weeks. The families of two young Australians killed in an accident on the Canadian ski slopes will shortly arrive at the scene. 24-year-old Joshua Bradford and 23-year-old Benjamin Kontor worked as ski-lift operators on Whistler Mountain. They were travelling down the mountain when their snowmobile ran into a ravine. Both died instantly. A memorial service is planned for tomorrow. British police have released previously unseen footage of an IRA bomb which devastated parts of Manchester's city centre 10 years ago. The pictures, taken from a helicopter, capture the moment a white truck exploded next to busy supermarket. Authorities refused to release the pictures until now because they wanted to use them as evidence in court.

No one has ever been charged over the 1996 attack which injured more than 200 people.

What do they couple have to say? They

have held a press conference but only

for local media. They thanked

everyone for the peace income they

have enjoyed their since the baby was

born 11 years ago. One is grabbing

the headlines now is the first photo the headlines now is the first photo

of the baby. There are still

questions about its authenticity. The

photo is rumoured to beat bought it

for $5 million.

The Socceroos beaten Liechtenstein 3-1 in their final hit-out before the World Cup. Seven changes to the team that drew with the Netherlands last week

and the Socceroos got off to a slow start. An own goal from Lucas Neill in the 8th minute put Liechtenstein up 1-nil. It was Mile Sterjovski

who got the Socceroos back on level terms. Harry Kewell had a solid yet uninspiring hour of play. His substitution Josh Kennedy made a goal on debut To take the Socceroos to a 2-1 lead. And a sealer from John Aloisi in the 83rd minute. Despite the win coach Guus Hiddink was disappointed with the team's sloppy defence. New Zealand Warrior Ruben Wiki escaped a long suspension last night

at the NRL judiciary, but Melbourne's Billy Slater was outed for 2 weeks.

The Slater ban costing him any chance of a late call-up

to the Queensland State of Origin squad. After just 25 minutes of game time since a 7-week suspension, Billy Slater was back at the NRL judiciary, this time defending a dangerous throw charge. The tribunal not buying the Melbourne Storm's defence

of his tackle on Rooster Ryan Cross. It's awfully tough to win a case, but we'll keep trying when we believe we have a case to answer or a good case to put forward. Better luck for Warrior Ruben Wiki. Facing an 8-match ban for kneeing, his lawyer successfully argued that you can't drop your knees into a player who's not yet on the ground. I play the game hard but fair

and I've been doing it for the last 13 years, so I won't change. The NRL has tonight asked the Parramatta club for a report on a nightclub incident involving young winger Jarryd Hayne and a young woman. I thought he was putting his head down on the back of the chair, but he actually bit me instead. He's also been fined $1,000 by the Eels.

Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy has run out of patience

with his lowly Bombers, subjecting them to a practice match. The competition threatened to boil-over as the players fought to earn a spot against Geelong tomorrow night. I have now 22 guys who deserve selection, so the ball's right out there to be played now by every player on this list. And the Western Bulldogs have been fined $7,500

for briefly having 19 players on the field after an interchange mix-up against Hawthorn. Rafael Nadal has continued his incredible unbeaten streak on clay, cruising in to the French Open semifinals. The Spaniard proving too powerful for Novak Jockovitch, running him around the court with some fierce forehands before the Serbian retired with a back injury. Nadal now with 58 consecutive wins on the surface. His next opponent - Ivan Ljubicic - whose defeat of local hope Julien Benneteau ensured that all of the top four seeds are in the semifinals for the first time in more than 20 years.

Finance, and the case for an interest rise. Economists are standing by predictions the Reserve Bank will lift rates by another quarter of a per cent sometime later this year. Rates were left unchanged yesterday but strong national accounts figures have revealed economic growth is tracking above market expectations. All eyes will now be on the quarterly inflation numbers due out next month for any clues as to when the RBA will move. Probably a couple more months before the Reserve Bank increased rates in May. The Reserve Bank increased rates by a quarter of a per cent last month They call it football fever and Australians aren't the only ones caught up in the soccer World Cup this weekend. In fact, even the animal world's excited. We're in South Korea where parrots and guinea pigs have donned their footy boots and taken to the pitch. Monkeys and a zebra were there to cheer on the players, this parrot striking the only goal of the match.

He was crowing about it too. There was a bit of a shock for South Korea during the 2002 World Cup millions of spectators flocked to football grounds around Korea and Japan, today's match attracting only three human fans. And that's it for Ten Early News this morning.

I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Kath Robinson. Have a great day. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au