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The increasingly bitter asylum

seeker fight hits Federal

has Parliament. The Government says it

has the numbers but the

Independents hold the key.

Good morning. I'm Ron Wilson. I'm

Catherine Robinson. Welcome to Ten

to News. A Sydney resident is waiting

to hear if he is to face charges

for stabbing to death a man who

invaded his home armed with a stun

gun. In sport a loss for the Broncos with Darren Lockyer

announcing he won't play in

Friday's NRL Grand Final Qualifier. In

In finance the US Federal Reserve

announces plans to inject another

$400 billion into the struggling US economy.

The dp federal Government is

expected to have the numbers to

force its Sikh seek ljshraigs through the House of

Representatives. The de-- asylum

seeker through the House of

Representatives. It will be the six

Independents who will be the

decider. It will be a traf city to

lose this moment. This time of

significant progress with a crucial

willing partner. The Opposition

said they would oppose the bill.

defeated. Their opposing plan should also be

The Shadow Treasurer denied he use

defensive language attacking the

treasurer. He was getting stuck

into Wayne Swan when he was

announce as Finance kl minister of

the Year. If you wish to contribute this, please contact...

No more travelling in luxury for

Kevin Rudd. The Foreign Affairs

Minister has reportedly been told

by the Prime Minister to cut down

on expenses. According to News

Limited Julia Gillard's office

ordered Mr Rudd to keep his acome

daigs costs at an acceptable

minimum. The PM noted the costs of

Mr Rudd's hotel suite in Sweden was

$1700 a night. Another trip wracked

up a bill of $77,000. Mr Rudd's

staff said the request is standard

procedure.

An Adelaide court released

confronting images of SA's former

Deputy Premier being king-hit.

Kevin Foley was in court to see his

attacker plead guilty to assault.

Kevin It was the punch that knocked out

Kevin Foley's political career. In

court was the first time he saw the

con fronting security pictures of

the king-hit. It was a harrowing

moment. It shook me hard and my

kids pretty badly. Lilt's leave it

as that. -- Let's leave it at that.

Ante Grgich entered a guilty plea Ante Grgich entered a guilty plea

rather than face trial.

Initially subdued, what in--

infuriated Mr Kevin Foley was Ante Grgich's claims he intervened

because an old Han was involved in

a tug of war with a young man's

girlfriend. He shouted out and left

the court briefly, later

apologising for the outburst to the

magistrate as he regained his

composure. I'm a human being.

Clearly the defence lawyer is doing

all he can to represent his client.

Doubts about Mr Kevin Foley's

behaviour and judgement were

fuelled by the circumstances of the

assault, though Mr Kevin Foley

insisted he was the victim. Within

months he quit as Deputy Premier,

today providing little comfort for

him as he prepares to exit politics

altogether. I'm very pleased with

the outcome. I feel totally

vindicated. Police want a prison

sentence for the cowardly attack,

but Ante Grgich hadn't even said

month. sorry. He will be sentenced next

Four people have been killed and

two others are listed missing as

rock rock battles central --

Typhoon Roka hits Central Japan.

Winds are measured at 220kmph.

Electricity is cut to large

sections of Tokyo. Flights in and

out of Japan have been disrupted

and the bullet trains cancelled.

A floating restaurant in SW China

capsized in the swollen river. The

three storey vessel was pushed down

river by the current and crashed

into a passenger ship before it

sank. 11 people were on board, but

there were no casualties. One man

had to take refuge on floating

debris as he waited his turn to be rescued.

US President Barrack Obama has used

an address to the United Nations to

try to convince Palestinians to put

off plans for statehood. But it's

not clear yet how it was received.

Trying to avert a diplomatic

showdown, President Obama told the

UN General Assembly now is not the

time for Palestinian statehood.

There is no short cut to the end of

a conflict that has endured for decades.

decades. Peace is hard work. The

President is triing to convince

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

of not to ask for formal recognition

of a Palestinian state, saying

direct negotiations are the only

way to achieve peace in the region.

Ultimately it's the Israelis and

Palestinians, not us that must

reach agroplt on issues that divide

them. US officials admit that their

efforts to persuade Abbas to drop his bid will fail.

Following the speech the President

condemned met with Binyamin Netanyahu. He

condemned the Palestinian bid for

statehood. The Palestinians want to

achieve a statehood, international

community. But they're not prepared

yet to give peace to Israel in

return. The President will try

again to convince President Abbas

to drop the bid when he meets

leader. privately with the Palestinian

Sport now: Darren Lockyer will not play

play in Friday's NRL Grand Fine --

Grand Final Qualifier, but he vowed to return for the decider.

Darren Lockyer is one of the

toughest, but not even he can

overcome a fractured cheekbone in

six days, an injury that normally

takes six weeks to heal. I think

when I start thinking about it,

operateed on Sunday, and five days

later, it's too soon. Typically

selfless, Darren Lockyer is putting

his side first. In supporting the

team's preparation, it's good this

all week. And I think you know, with

all the speculation around me not

knowing, I decided to make the call

Saturday night. today. A golden point hero on

Darren Lockyer was under the knife

on to repair a horrific facial injury

on Sunday. Come Monday the captain

was keen to play through the pain.

His legendary status escalating. A

chopper flight at low altitude

Tuesday, Darren Lockyer's week read

like a Hollywood script until yid.

It was about feeling confident

about being in the collision

situation. I didn't have enough

time to find that confidence.

Nonetheless Darren Lockyer is

If backing the Broncos to upset Manly.

If that happens he vowed to return

for the grand final.

AFL and Collingwood will be forced

to decide tonight who to leave out

of the side to take on Hawthorn in

the first preliminary final on

Friday night. All Australians Ben

Reid and Dale Thomas will be

automatic inclusions. Matthew is

meeting for them in the match

committee. I'm glad I'm not making

the call. Geelong is likely to wait

until the last minute before

deciding if Joel Corey will play against West Coast on the preliminary

preliminary on Saturday. Michael

Clarke's long awasted -- awaited

15th Test century moves Australia

15th Test century moves Australia above Sri Lanka to fourth.

It was the last match for NeilsoN he

he was asked to reapply for his position.

There's a move for change. I've

done everything I can with 100%

commitment to try to get the team.

I did a couple of good things and a

couple of things didn't work out.

Neilson says the decision is like he's he's kicked in the guts.

Finance now. Big news on the

economy economy. Yes, and big moves.

The markets first:

Stocks have fallen in the US on

news the US Federal Reserve has

begun Operation Twist named after

the 60s dance craze. Ben Bernanke

says the Reserve will switch money

to the long-term lendings. They

hoped the Fed would go further and

there are worries the $400 billion

is not enough to have an impact.

Back home now. South African brewer

SAB Miller won the right to take

over Fosters. The company agreed to

pay $5.53 a share. That values

Fosters at just under $12.3 billion.

There was a friendly bid of $4.90 a

share and a hostile bid for the

same amount. The share will be put to

to shareholders in December, is the recommendation.

Shares in David Jones surged

despite a one on one. We might

check the markets. We don't seem to

have that David Jones vision.

Global stops fell overnight.

Now the newspaper headlines. The

Age says the Victorian Government

ignored warnings of structural

problems in Melbourne's rail tunnel system.

The Sydney Morning Herald says NSW

hospitals are struggling to hold

back a rash of deadly superbugs.

The Australian reports employers

are angry about Tony Abbott's

decision to oppose the

reenstatement of individual contracts.

The Courier Mail says rents are

soaring in regional towns at the

centre of the mining boom as cashed

up floo-in, fly-out workers pay

massive prices for basic accommodation.

A Sydney resident is waiting to

find out if he will be charged for

stabbing to death an armed man who broke

broke into his home. The

The billionaire they call 'The

Donald" is here and he's not shy

about what he thinks.

Headlines every 15 minutes.

A Sydney homeowner is waiting to

hear if he will be charged for

stabbing to death an armed druider.

The would be robber was armed with a stun gun.

Police are weighing up if Donald

Brooke used reasonable force when

defending himself in his own home.

Self-defence is one of the options

we will look at as part of the

investigation. The 54-year-old was

in the back shed of his home when a

30-year-old man entered his house.

He allegedly threatened Mr Brooke

with a stun gun. Then Brooke picked

up a knife allegedly and stabbed

him twice. The wounded intruder

fled the house but died six hours

later. Police say Brooke's actions

may not have been justified. Any person

person can take action to protect

themselves as long as the force

used is reasonable in the

circumstances. Mr Brok hasn't faced

the media. Instead he let his

lawyer speakor him. It was

traumatic but he's coping well.

He's reportedly not been formally interviewed by police.

Letters written by the man who

killed Carl Williams have been

aired in court. Matthew Johnson

explained his actions to other

infamous prisoners and sought

approval from gangland figure Tony

Mokbel.

Matthew Johnson says it was this conversation that cost Carl conversation that cost Carl

Williams his life. Johnson told

court he decided to get in first.

That night he wrote letters to

fellow inmates explaining his actions.

Johnson fatally bashed Williams

with this exercise bike seat post.

Lewis Moran's killer told it was

bound to happen. Carl, dubbed "Charlie".

He wanted to hear what his

ceingmate thought of the kill ing.

Carl was the "chocolate factory".

The jury has heard all the evidence

in the trial. Final submissions set to begin.

Health services -- Health Services

Union boss Michael Williamson has reportedly called a secret

emergency meeting today but won't

reveal why. The call for the

mystery meeting follows demands by

angry union members for Mr Yam --

Williamson to step down. He's

battling allegations he received

secret commissions from union contractors.

contractors. Some members are

concerned of allegations of

inappropriate use of membership

fees. They want an independent inquiry.

The Federal Government agrees it

has -- thinks it has the numbers to

get the asylum seeker bid through

the house. The debate has been

involved in a word of records. --

war of words.

I couldn't give an s... Joe Hockey

ising about Paul Ketating's

announcement after he won Finance

Minister of the Year. "If you wish

to distribute this contact please

contact Christopher Hunt. His email

address is CHUNT". To tell the

sordid Year 7 joke about female genitalia

genitalia that goes on in a Year 7

boys school. Suggested I made an

offensive comment. I reject it totally.

The IMF paipblted a gloomy picture

of the world economy and despite

our strength Australia's growth has

been cut to.8% from 3.

If you want to be anywhere in the

global economy, be here. It will

make it harder for Wayne Swan to deliver the surplus.

The Government may have another win

on it hands. Sources told Ten News

that the Government believes it has

the numbers to get its asylum

seeker legislation through the

Lower House with the help of the independent Independents.

Illegal migrants have again clashed

with police on the tiny it ta wra -

- Italian island of Lampudusa. They

set fire to their holding centre

during the Italian policy of forced

repatriation. Some jumped from a

balcony to escape. Several people

were injured. 54,000 illegal

immigrants have arrived on the immigrants have arrived on the

island from Africa this year. Most

have been sent back.

Two Americans jailed in Iran as

spies have been released after more

than two years in custody. Bauer

than two years in custody. Bauer

and Fattal and an American woman

Sarah Shourd were arrested in the

Iran-Iraq border in 209. The

Americans deny they're spies.

Darren Lockyer admitted that his

cheekbone will keep him out of the

qualifier against Manly. The injury

usually takes six weeks to heal but

Darren Lockyer vowed to return for

the decider if the Broncos can

upset the Sea Eagles. I have faith

in the team that we can get the job

done this week. I'll be definitely

playing next week if the Broncos

are still on. Brisbane have given

23-year-old Matt Gilette his job.

Lance Franklin passed his second

secret fitness test in as many

weeks and will line up on Friday

night's preliminary against Collingwood.

Collingwood. He's been battling a

knee injury. Now he also has a stomach bug.

It's a sight that's enough to give

any defender nightmares. Buddy

Franklin getting through a secret training session yesterday

unscathed. The Collingwood prod

call, Chris Tarrant is relishing

the opportunity to g head to head

with the Hawks' Keith.

A job I will look forward to. A job

no-one will look forward to is

telling two unlucky player thais will

will misthe clash against the Hawks

to make way for the returning Dale

Thomas and Reid. It could be a

massive meeting in the committee room.

There's a selection dilemma in the

other preliminary final, the Cats

set to wait until the last minute

before deciding if Joel Corey will

play on Saturday afternoon. He's probably disappointed he hasn't

played the last three weeks.

There is no brotherly love for the Selwood

Selwood family when Joel comes up

against his two brothers, Adam and Scott.

Is he a scratcher? I can't remember,

a long time since I've been home

and had the good wres with him.

Michael Clarke paid trick ute to

outgoing coach -- paid tribute to

outgoing coach Neilson.

Tim's body language made it clear

what was on his mind, leaving his

dream job feeling like he's been kicked

kicked in the guts. Following last

month's report, he was asked to

apply for his position again. I've had

had four years in the role. I feel like

like I've done an interview for the

job for four years. It's the right

time. I feel the time is right. A

mood for change in Australian

cricket. I've done everything I can with

with 100% commitment to try to get

did the team to where we wanted it. I

did some good things and a couple

of things didn't work out. I hope

I'm leaveing in the team in a good

position for the next person.

It is important the captain and

coach have a strong bond, so I

would imagine that I will have some

with sort of impact. I will communicate

with James over the next however

long to try to work out who they

think the best person is. His time

in the job has seen the loss of two

Ashes series but Australia is rank

first in the one dayers. They've

turnover had to deal with a dramatic

turnover of playing talent. I think

when bue can than finished and Tim took

took over, in the next two years

the team lost seven of its senior

players. For any player to lose one

or two has an effect but that many

hole. senior players leaves a pretty big

Wall Street plunged 2% overnight

after the Fed announced a $400

billion stimulus programme. Here

with the details is James Rozenberg.

Investors were not happy with the

Fed announcement that there's

economy. significant downside risks to the

economy. They dumped stocks? Yes,

they did. The US Fed has said that

they are going to buy longer term

bonds, sell short-term ones and in

an action similar to the so-called

Operation Twist in the 60. They

will also spend $400 billion buying long-term

long-term bonds. This is about

keeping interest rates low to Troy

to get people to invest in things

other than cash and that will

stimulate the economy and start

employing people. In fact ten-year

bonds in America, you get less than

2% on your money. After inflation

you're losing. Didn't help Wall

Street, with investors dumping

stocks as you say. It closed down almost

almost 300 points. People are

concerned about the outlook.

How are things looking back home?

Not too good with a lead like that.

Really it doesn't matter what

happens in our market, it looks

like we will be opening fairly

sharply lower. We've got Reserve

Bank Assistant Governor Lowe

talking, but he has challenges

because we have strong mining

investment on one hand but the rest

of the economy is stagnant. Foster

also be one area that will shoot up

a bit after they agreed to a

takeover bid, but overall I think

we could be heading back below 4,000 points. Thank you.

Donald Trump talked exclusively to

Ten News about his dream of

becoming US President. The business

tycoon is confident he could take

the top job and knows exactly what

he would do first.

Well, I'd come down hard on China,

because that is whipping us. And

they are probably ripping you.

You're selling them prices too

cheap and China is really ripping

everyone they touch. You know, it's

warfare for that. I respect that.

But our politicians are not smart

enough to be handling the Chinese.

We have politicians that are close

to incompetent and that they don't

know how to deal with the problem.

The problem would be very easy to

deal with, tax Chinese product. You

tax them and they will be so nice,

they will behave so nicely, you

will destroy their economy.

speaking tour. Mr Trump is in Australia on a

Better get out the helmet, a

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from space. The experts have no idea

idea where or when it will hit.

Duck for cover.

That storm tering Japan caused

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These are our main storys this

morning. The increasingly bitter

asylum seeker fight hits federal

Parliament. The Government says it

has the numbers but the Independents

Independents hold the key.

hear A Sydney resident is waiting to

hear if he will face charges for

stabbing to death a man who invaded

his home armed with a stun gun.

with In sport a big loss for the Broncos

with Darren Lockyer announcing he

Final Qualifier. won't play in Friday's NRL Grand

The US Federal Reserve announces

plans to inject $400 billion into

the struggling US economy.

The Federal Government is expected

to have the numbers to force its

asylum seeker legislation through

the House of Representatives.

The debate begins this morning and

it will be the six Independents who

decide if the bill makes it through

to the Senate or it is defeated. It

will be a traf city to lose this

moment. This time of significant

process with a crucial willing partner like Malaysia. partner

The Opposition pledged to oppose

the bill. Its alternative plan to

limit offshore processing to US

be defeated. Refugee Convention countries should

No more travelling in luxury for

Kevin Rudd. He's reportedly been

told by the Prime Minister to cut

down on expenses. Axording to News

Limited, Julia Gillard's Office

ordered Mr Rudd to keep his

accommodation costs to an

acceptable minimum. The PM noteed

the costs of Mr Rudd's hotel suite the costs of Mr Rudd's hotel suite

in Sweden was $1700 a night.

Another trip racked up a bill of

over $77,000. Mr Rudd's staff says the request is standard procedure. the request is standard procedure.

An Adelaide court released

confronting imageing of SA's former

Deputy Premier being king-hit.

Kevin Foley was in court to see his

attacker plead guilty to assault.

It was the punch which knocked out

Foley's political career. In court

was the first time he'd seen the confronting security pictures of

the king-hit. It was a harrowing

moment. I think it shook me hard

and my kids badly, but let's leave

it at that. Ante Grgich entered a

guilty plea rather than face trial

over the assault in the early hours

of the morning outside the Marble

Bar. Initially subdued, what

infuriated Mr Kevin Foley was Ante

Grgich's claims he intervened

because an old man was involved in

a tug of war with a young man's girlfriend.

He shouted out and left the court

briefly, later apologising for the

outbursfot the magistrate as he

regained his composure. I'm a human being.

being. Clearly the defence lawyer

is doing all he can to represent

his client. Doubts about Mr Kevin

Foley's behaviour and judgement

were fuelled by the circumstances

of the assault, though Mr Kevin

Foley insisted he was the victim.

Within months he quit as Deputy

Premier, today providing little

comfort for him as he prepared to

exit politics altogether. I'm very

pleased with the outcome. I feel

totally vindicated. Police want a

prison sentence for the cowardly

attack but Ante Grgich hasn't

everyone said sorry. He will be sentenced next month.

Victorian Premier Ted Bailli orbgs

u is on route to China. He will

meet with Government and business

leaders to discuss bilateral trade, tourism,

tourism, education and planning.

China is already Victoria's number

one trading partner. We have some announcements to make.

The week-long visit is part of

fresh efforts to boost Victoria's relationship

relationship with China. And

Premier Anna Bligh is getting Premier Anna Bligh is getting around in style while governing

Queensland. Forget the ute, she was

chauffeured by the Mayor of Georgetown in his Porsche.

57 of Queensland's 73 councils have

now received funding. The Premier

will spend two more days in the

Mount Isa region. NASA

NASA scientists are doing their

best to tell us where a 6-tonne

satellite will fall to earth. But

pinpointing where and when is

imprecise. For now the scientists

predict the earliest is some time

this weekend. The satellite will

break into pieces as it reenters

the atmosphere and debris could be

scattered over an area of about 800

km. NASA puts the chances it will

hit someone at one in 3, 200.

There is a growing skabdle --

scandal in the US over how much

Government can'ts -- departments

spend on snacks. The papers call it "Muffingate'.

At one conference t Department of

Justice spent $4, 200 for 250

muffins, that is $16 each.

Candy and pop corn was served at a

cost of $272 per person.

Sport and Darren Lockyer won't play

in Friday's NRL Grand Final

Qualifier but he vowed to return to

the decider if the Broncos can

upset the Sea Eagles.

Lockyerlike is one of the toughest

but not even he can overcome a

fractured cheekbone in six days, an

injury that normally takes six injury that normally takes six

weeks. If I think about it,

operateed on Sunday, five days

later, too soon. Typically selfless,

Darren Lockyer is putting his side

first. It's important the team's

preparation is good this week and I

think you know, with all the

speculation around me not knowing,

I decided to make a call today. A

golden point hero on Saturday night.

Darren Lockyer was under the knife

to repair a horrific facial injury

on Sunday. Come Monday the captain

was keen to play through the pain,

his legendary status escalating. A chopper

chopper flight at low altitude

Tuesday, Darren Lockyer's week read

like a Hollywood script until

yesterday. It's about feeling

confident about being able to mac a

tackle or be in that collision

situation and I didn't have enough

time to find that confidence.

Norpb theless he is back --

nonetheless he is backing the

Broncos to upset Manly F that happens

happens he has vowed to return for the Grand Final.

Wallabies Halfback Will Genier

takes over from Hall.

Obviously very proud to be I guess

named captain for the side. But

more imor tarbt -- importantly it's to do the job.

Sharp comes in the second Roy and Scott Higginbotham has been ruled out.

Michael Clarke's long awaited 15th

test century moves Australia above

4th. The match was the last for

their coach following last month's

Argus Report into his second Ashes

failure. He was asked to reapply

for his position. There is a mood

for change in Australian cricket. I

did what I can with 100% commitment to

to try to get the team where we to try to get the team where we

wanted to g a couple of thijs didn't work out.

-- a couple of things didn't work

out.

Big moves in the US Economy? Yes, a

plunge on Wall Street. Stocks fell

after the Fed Reserve announced 'Operation Twist'.

They will shift money to long-term

Treasurys in an effort to kickstart

the economy. They hoped the Fed

would go further and there are

worries that the $400 billion is

not enough to have an impact. Back

home now and the iconic Aussie

brewer Fosters is being sold to foreign owners. South African

business SAB Miller bought it for a price

price tag of $5.53 a share. SAB

Millers have been chasing Fosters since June.

The Fosters Board will recommend

the sales to shareholders in

December where the deal is likely to be passed.

Shares in David Jones have surged

despite a 1.5% fall in the full-

year profit. The department store

says the profit was in line with

its forecast. DJs says it's been a

tough year for retail, but it is

planning a number of moves to

improve long-term performance.

We have a strong business

foundation and investing for the future.

future. We believe we are well

positioned to deliver improvements

in the economy as they occur.

The retailer will focus on on line

trading, new stores and brands.

Now the markets:

Looking at websites. 'The Local'

says Swedish doctors used hundreds

of leechs to save a woman's face

after a large piece was bitten off

by her dog.

A class of uni students were

shocked to learn that a professor died months earlier.

And the world's smallest aquarium,

which holds two teaspoons of water

and has room for one tiny zebra fish.

We are just about to pass a new

record for the world population. Ron

Ron and I may not have made the 400

Richest Billionaires List, but find

out who did when we return.

GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with you, checking your local news headlines... Both the ACT Liberals and Greens have welcomed an investigation into the proximity of stored chemicals to residential areas. The ACT Government has flagged an independent review after about six hundred thousand litres of oil and over two hundred litres of sodium was burnt through in last Friday's fire. This comes as Planning and Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell questions procedures at the Mitchell Energy Services Inviornmental factory... The cause of the fire is still not known. Police are investigating two armed hold ups in Canberra this afternoon. The Fyshwick Commonwealth Bank was held up at around 1:40 ..... while twenty minutes later a man with a similar description threatened staff at the Credit Union in Manuka saying he had a gun and a bomb. He fled with cash... Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

More industrial action in Canberra... As ACT Community workers staged a protest outside the Legislative assembly. They're calling on the Government to re-evaluate their pay ... Saying they've missed out as a result of the sectors unequal wages. The Australian Services Union says they're paid 30 per cent less than those doing the same job in other Govermnent departments. Canberra locals are urged to take part in a merger process between CIT and the University of Canberra. The Australian Education Union is calling for a full investigation, as the Greens and Canberra Liberals work to make sure all aspects of the merger is looked at closely. TURNING TO SPORTS NEWS NOW And the Canberra Capitals, Michelle Cosier has announced she'll miss the start of the WNBL season with pelvic inflammation. Cosier is a star player and coach Carrie Graf will be hard-pressed to find someone as dominanant to fill the gap as gaurd forward. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER DETAILS.. To the satellite, Low cloud is clinging to the southern slopes of New South Wales in cooler westerly winds, but is not triggering any rain.

Across the Nation, fine in Canberra for a top of 22... sunny skies and 23 in Sydney... Fine too in Melbourne today. To the major centres now... Increasing sunshine on the

coast for Wollongong.. Fine and 26 in Dubbo... Much the same for Bega.

Sunny and 23 in Batemans Bay... Some cloud around on the Southern Tablelands for Goluburn. Parkes is looking at a sunny day... Frost clearing to a fine day in Cooma. Turning to the three day outlook for Canberra now... Please stay with us here on Southern Cross Ten. I'll have more updates for you throughout the day.

Headlines on a quarter hour on Ten

News. Officials blameed a faulty

alarm for allowing Sydney's biggest

hospitals to run out of water.

Water pumps failed at Westmead Hospital.

It disrupted surgery and forced

patients to use bed pans. This is a

serious incident and unpress

depbtsed. I'm scratching my head,

waiting on the reports. Maintenance

teams are checking on the cause.

They say the solution could involve

changing the way water is connected to the complex.

A Sydney homeowner is waiting to

hear if he will be charged for

stabbing to death an armed intruder.

The would be robber was warmed with a stun gun.

Police are weighing up if Donald

Brooke used reasonable force when defending defending himself.

Self-defence is one of the options

we will look at. The 54-year-old

was in the back shed of the his

home when a 30-year-old man entered his

his house. He allegedly threatened

Mr Brooke with a stun gun. He

allegedly picked up a knife and

stabbed the man twice in the chest

and back. The wounded intruder fled the

the house but died six hours later

in hospital from his injuries.

Police say Brooke's actions may not

have been justified. Any person can

take action to protect themselves

as long as the force used is

reasonable. Mr Brooke hasn't faced

the media letting his lawyer speak

for him. It was traumatic but he is

coping well. He has reportedly not

been formally interviewed by police.

Health Services Union boss Michael

Williamson reportedly called a

secret emergency meeting of the

union's ruling council. The call

for the mystery meeting follows

demands by angry members for him to

step down. He is battling

allegations he received secret

commissions from union contractors.

Some members are also concerned

about allegations of inappropriate

use of their membership fees. They

want an independent inquiry. Letters

Letters written by the man who

killed Carl Williams have been

aired in court. Matthew Johnson

explained his actions to other

infamous prisoners and sought

approval from gangland figure Tony Mokbel.

Matthew Johnson says it was this

quick conversation that cost Carl

Williams his life.

His cellmate allegedly told Johnson

Williams planned to kill him.

Johnson told court he decided to

get in first. That night he wrote

letters to fellow inmates

explaining his actions.

Johnson fatally bashed Williams with

with this seat post. Lewis more

ran's killer told it was bound to

happen. Carl dubbed "comarly".

He wanted to hear what Tony Mokbel

thought of the killing. In prison

he said that Tony Mokbel was the

"wig" or "the Turtle", and Carl the "chocolate factory".

The jury has heard haul the

evidence, and final submissions are set to begin.

13 people have been killed and two

others listed as missing as typhoon

Roko battles Central Japan.

Authorities have taken steps to

secure the Fukushima power plant.

Electricity has been cut to large

sections of Tokyo. Toyota closed 11 factories.

If you feel like the world is

closing in, well, you are probably

right. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-

moon has revealed the world

population is about to hit 7

billion. A child born late next

month will be the 7 billionth. Asia

Asia accounts for 4 billion, a Asia accounts for 4 billion, a

third of the humans live in China

and India. The population is

expected to reach 10.5 billion by 2050.

You may be dead, but it's not

permanent, if you live on a moon

called Pandora. Actress Sigourney

Weaver has announced she will be

back n the sequel to Avatar. She

was killed off in the original film,

but Weaver said that no-one dies in

science fiction. The sequel won't science fiction. The sequel won't

be in cinemas until 2014.

Here is a man who can't die. Darren

Lockyer admitted his fractured

cheekbone will keep him out of

Friday's qualifier. The injury

takes six weeks to heal, but Darren

Lockyer vowed to return in the

Broncos upset the Sea Eagles. I have

have faith in the team that we can

get the job done. I will be playing next

next week if the Broncos are still alive.

Brisbane gave Michel the job of filling his boots.

Michael Clarke paid tribute to

outgoing coast Tim Nielson.

Tim's body language made it clear

what was on his mind. Leaveing his

dream job feeling like he's been

kicked in the guts. Following last

month's report into the Ashes

failure, he was asked to reapply

for his position.

I've had four years in the role. I

feel like I've done an interview

for the job for the last four years.

It's the right time. The last

couple of days I feel the time is right,

right, there's a need for change in

Australian cricket. I've done what

I can with 100% commitment. I did

some good things and a couple of

things diden work out I hope I'm

leaving the team in a God position

for the next person to take over.

It's important the captain and

coach have a strong bond, so I

would imagine that I will have some would imagine that I will have some

impact and I will communicate with

James over the next however long to

try to work out who they think the

best person for the role is.

Neilson's time has seen the loss of

two Ashes series, but Australia is

rank 1st in One Dayers.

They have had to deal with the

dramatic turnover of playing talent.

I think when bue can than finished

and Tim took over, in the next two

years the team lost seven of its senior

senior players. For any team to lose

lose one or two has a big effect,

but that many senior players leaves a proitty big hole.

Wall Street plunged 2% overnight

after the Fed announced a $400 billion

billion stimulus. Here is James

Rozenberg. In vesors were not happy

-- investors were not happy. Yes,

the Fed announced stimulus packages,

aimed at artificially pushing down

interest rates to make people

invest and companies employ people.

However, they have warned of

significant downside risk to the

economy. Whai they are doing is

buying back shorter data bonds,

selling longer dated ones, it's an operation

operation similar to the 60s that

was dubbed 'Operation Twist'. I

think with this one the Fed hoped

that the investor also be doing the

macarana, but they left the dance

floor. They have. Anyone doing the

macarana here? Well, there will be

a bit of froth for fosters

shareholders who will say cheers

with the company agreeing to be

swallowed by SAB Miller. That's

probably enough of me being a

subeditor, as long as they don't make

make me drink that larger. We will

probably go into 4,000 points but

outside of fosters it's difficult

to see there will be too much good

news around. Despite our nearly 90

points. Thank you.

Briefly, in other business news, Briefly, in other business news,

outdoor closing retailer Katmandu

boosts profits.

The Government wants to know if

Gooingle is unfairly curbing

competition by favouring its own

products in search results. Google

controls roughly two-thirds of the

US search engine market. It also

earns about $9 billion every three months.

Speaking of money of large sorts,

the Forbes Rich List has been

released, and Ron and I don't make the released, and Ron and I don't make

the cut. Kill bill Gates makes the

lead, with a fortune of almost $670

billion. -- $60 billion.

Warren Buffet is second. George

Forrest at 81 joins the top ten for

the first time with $22 billion.

That is money you and I can only

dream of.

I don't know that amount of Euros

on $60 billion.

That's it for Ten News. Our next

news is 9am. See you nex et time. Good morning.

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