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Flash flooding swamps large areas

south of Sydney. If you live around

those areas, make sure you wear

your gumboots because the wert is

going to be worse.

It's 6am Tuesday, March 22. Welcome.

Also this morning - there are signs that

that the Japanese are finally

starting to get on top of problems

at the Fukushima nuclear power

plant, although they admit things

are still very serious.

The Sharks beat St George Illawarra

Dragons in an NRL round full of

upsets. The tsunami fallout for

Australia's airline and tourist

industry. Bookings are down by half

and Jetstar is reportedly about to cut

cut back flights to Tokyo.

The Weather Bureau is warning more

torrential rain is on the way for

NSW, south of Sydney. A man drowned

in the sudden downpours which hit

Wollongong yesterday. A severe

weather warning for the Illawarra

and South Coast today. The rain

across Sydney and possible

thunderstorms for the rest of today

and then thins will markedly

improve and we're expecting a

return to weather from Wednesday

onwards. Jerrara Dam near Kiama is

threatening to break its banks. People

People living in the area have been

told to leave their homes until

they get the all-clear. Emergency

services have been hard at work

during the wild weather. We're

joined now by Murray. Commissioner,

how busy have you been down,

especially in the area south of

Sydney over the last 24 hours? The

SES has been busy for the last 18

hours here in the Illawarra,

receiving now 749 calls for

assistance between Wollongong and

Bega. I know whenever we have a

major flood situation like this,

your people are telling residents

not to drive. Your people telling

people not to drive or walk through

flooded areas. We had a death at

Warilla yesterday. Is this the sort

of death you were expecting? A

person appears to have been washed

away due to the flash flooding in that

that area. The message is to never

drive, walk or ride through flood

water. We've responded to 44 flood

rescues in the Illawarra and South

Coast since lunchtime yesterday. If

we can stress that again for no

reason to drive or walk through

flood water. We're expecting heavy

falls across the area today. So the

SES will still be busy in areas

right across the South Coast. We

ran through a lot of the areas

affected by the flooding south of

Sydney. You've sent more SES

personnel down from Sydney last night.

night. Have you got enough people

to cover this? We have. One side of

it, we're lucky we have over 10,000

SES volunteers in NSW. More of

those coming in to the ilwra this

morning. The Shell-- Illawarra this

morning. The Shellharbour area and

Bega were hit hard. The Bega River

will probably peak this morning,

probably as we're speaking. We'll

be watching that river as it rises

throughout the day. We're going to

pop up a phone number now. It's a

central number. Phone that and the

operators will put you through and deal with your particular problem.

Thank you very much. Thanks, Ron.

WA's Police Commissioner has

admitted his son may have been

involved with people operating a

drug lab in Perth's inner south.

Russell O'Callaghan and four others

were injured when the lab exploded.

The West Australian Police Chief

says there were suspicions his son

had a problem. He will have to face

the consequences of his actions, no

doubt. As a father and as a family

member, we're suffering deeply at

the moment. The Commissioner says

he has distanced himself from the

official investigation in to the

explosion.

NSW voters can be excused for being

confused over the cost of all the confused over the cost of all the

promises made by the pollies in the

election campaign. Labor is still

hasn't submitted all its promises

for analysis, despite the Treasurer

supposedly pulling all-nighters.

He's been indoors, doing our

costings, haepbts seen the sunlight

for a while. 21 policies uncosted.

Costing is not including some of

the policies that have been out

there promoting like Blacktown

hospital. But the Coalition hasn't

leased its own costings either. --

released its own costings either.

Libya's rebels are confident they

can overthrow Colonel Gaddafi. can overthrow Colonel Gaddafi.

Fighters patrol Libyan skies for a

third night, joined by aircraft

from Norway and Italy. But China

and Russia have condemned the air

strikes, even though they didn't

veto the UN mission. Rebels have

been forced to retreat having tried

to retake the key town of Ajdabiya.

Western air strikes around the city

weren't enough to subGaddafi's

forces. Japan's strickened nuclear

power plant has developed more

problems. More smoke forced workers

to evacuate the reactor. Smoke rose

from two reactors at the crippled

Fukushima plant Monday morning,

forcing workers to evacuate. They're

They're trying to restore power and

get cooling systems operating again.

The source of that smoke is unknown,

although there's indication there's

been no increase in temperature or in radioactivity. Residents who

live within the 19-mile evacuation

zone are still leaving. Unsafe levels

levels of radiation have been found

in food near the plant and farmers

have been told they may have to

destroy their crops. Traces of

radiation are showing up in tap

water in Tokyo. Government

officials say the levels are too

low to pose a health risk. Japan's

problems expose a huge weakness in

the way the world deals with such

disasters, it has been said. In the

future, nations need to respond to nuclear

nuclear crises more quickly, it has

been said. New estimates put the

death toll over 18,000 and damages

expected to top $200 billion. But

there was reason to rejoice over

the weekend. Rescue crews pulled an the weekend. Rescue crews pulled an

80-year-old woman and her teenage

grandson out of the rubble alive. grandson out of the rubble alive.

The boy says they survived for nine

days by eating snacks and drinking

water that was in the refrigerator.

The upsets have continued in Round 2

2 of the NRL with Cronulla

upstaging St George Illawarra in

sloppy conditions. A committed

defensive effort saw the Sharks

beat the Dragons 16-10.

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said

the Sharks were not worried about

playing the Dragons.

COMMENTATOR: You can't do that from

the first play of the game. Matt

Cooper did well to shut down the

Sharks. But then a double dip for

the Sharks. Brett Morris put a foot

in to touch before it was 10-0 at

half-time. Morris fumbled a bomb

and Pomeroy pounced for his second,

givep the benefit of the doubt. --

given the benefit of the doubt.

Soward finally got St George on the

board. Stanley's solo try a late

consolation for the Dragons. The

epibairsment of Cronulla's heavy

loss in Canberra -- embarrassment

of Cronulla's heavy loss in

Canberra was turned around last

nights. Lote Tuqiri has shot down

speculation over the future of Tim

Sheens at the Tigers. Tuqiri Sheens at the Tigers. Tuqiri

emphasised Sheens' importance to

the Tigers' premiership tilt. The

players love him. He's been the

only coach for a lot of them. It's

a bit like a father figure to a few

of those blokes. And Tahu has of those blokes. And Tahu has

trained for the first time with his

new club, Penrith. Matt Elliott hasn't

hasn't ruled out naming the recruit

on the bench for this weekend's

clash. Looks like the Japanese

tsunami has hit right back in to

the airline industry? A lot of people having second thoughts.

Jetstar says it will cut the number

of flights between Australia and

Tokyo at the time being because no-

one wants to travel between the two.

Jetstar have had hundreds of

cancellations from Japanese

travellers who have put off their

holidays here as well. All the talk of

of radioactivity has put off a lot

of Australians who had planned to

go there. Analysts say it will cost

Qantas about $55 million this year.

Expect a bigger impact on that on

our tourism industry. The South

Australian Premier and his mining

minister are fighting over the uranium

uranium industry there. One day,

down the track, we're going to have

to start enriching uranium in South

Australia. Whether that's in 50

years, I don't know. But Mike Rann

says uranium enrichment will never

be on his agenda. The debate prove

there is are serious divisions in

the Government, it has been said.

Still ahead - want to see what

damage a really big shark can

really do? Pictures of the navy

diver who survived an attack coming

up. How AT&T sank its teeth in to

TMobile in a multibillion dollar takeover.

This program is captioned live.

People living in coastal and southern

southern NSW have been warned to

expect more heavy rain today.

Already one man is dead. Rescue crews

crews from Sydney will be heading

there this morning. A third day of

torrential rains. 200 millimetres

dumped on Sydney, two months worth

in six hours. Police pulled the

body of a 40-year-old man suspected

of drowning from a storm water

bridge at Warilla on the NSW South

Coast. Rescue crews have been

overwhelmed by calls for help. This

farmer watched as his paddock was

swallowed up, scrambling on to a

tractor. Dozens of people have been

evacuated from the savage storm,

including a group of preschool

children. Police are warning people

to stay indoors and where possible

off the roads. Some residents waded

in to the streets, wantsing to

witness the wild weather for

themselves. While others became

accidental heroes. These three cars

up here slid and there was an old

man inside that was having a bit of

trouble. Got him out of the car.

There was an ambulance. I've been

helping guide traffic. Entire

neighbourhoods are under water and

there's no telling how roads --

long roads near the airport will be

closed. More rain expected today.

Video has been released the moment

a bull shark attacked a navy diver

in water. He was conducting a

training exercise when the shark

attacked the man. I came to the

surface and started swimming for

all my life. As I took my first

strokes, I noticed my hand was gone.

Paul also lost part of his right

leg. The last shark bite in Sydney

Harbour was in the 1990s.

An elderly woman has been rescueed

from the third storey of her

burning home in Sydney's inner west.

The house was well alight when

firemen fought their way in, using

a ladder, to rescue the woman

around 8pm last night. The flames

were brought under control. NSW

Fire is investigating what started

the blaze. More detainees at

Christmas Island are to be flown to

the mainland today to ease

overcrowding at the detention

centre. Armed police in riot gear

reportedly moved through the

detention centre to separate riots.

It's still not clear if all escaped

detainees have been recaptured.

It's reported up to 20 could still

be roaming free.

The Federal Government will donate

$10 million to support Japan. The

PM says the money will be used to

help the country get back on its

feet. They are living the ancient

Japanese proverb - seven falls and

eight rises. Julia Gillard and Tony

Abbott have signed a condolence

book. In Japan, efforts to prevent

a full meltdown at the Fukushima

nuclear power plant have been

thrown off course again. This plume

of smoke is rising from reactor

number three, one of the most

damaged. Officials don't know

what's causing the smoke and have

withdrawn some workers. Otherwise,

the containment effort is

reportedly progressing, with power

now restored to most cooling

systems. Japan has banned spinach

and milk shipments from farms

around the plant where radiation

levels are too high.

Coalition forces have patrolled a

no-nigh zone overnight. One missile

hit close to the home of the Libyan leader.

US fighter jets out of Italy headed

for Libya. Coalition forces are

policing the no-fly zone there hafr

a weekend of punishing air -- after

a weekend of punishing air strikes.

One yesterday blasted Muammar

Gaddafi's residential compound in

Tripoli. Why is this rocket here?

US officials say Gaddafi's forces

were using the location as a military command and control centre.

In the eastern city of Benghazi,

Gaddafi loyalists fought rebels in

the street overnight but the

coalition air assault took out

dozens of Gaddafi's tanks before

they reached the city. The rebels

vowed not to stop until they

reached Tripoli. The coalition that includes

includes Britain, France and Italy

also, is enforcing a UN resolution

to establish a no-fly zone to protect

protect civilians. We expected in a

matter of days to be able to turn over

over the primary responsibility to

others. While there's no exact timetable

timetable for a hand-off, the Pentagon

Pentagon is pleased with the

efforts so far. We have degraded

the regime's air defence capability.

Gaddafi is promising a long war.

Senior military officials say the

Libyan leader is not the target

campaign but they're not

guaranteeing his safety. Rugby league - Cronulla captain

Paul Gallen believe the Sharks set

the benchmark for themselves this

season after a stunning upset win

over the Dragons last night. They

backed up a committed defensive

performance with three tries to lead 16-0.

The Dragons scored their tries from kicks

kicks in the last 14 minutes.

Tasmania has won the Sheffield

Shield. The Tigers were 2/71 after

the Blues removed their openers.

Tasmania also lost Bailey, run out

for 25, before reaching the target just before tea. just before tea.

COMMENTATOR: There it is. It's all

over. The winning runs. It's

Tasmania's second Sheffield triumph in just five years.

American stocks have been on the

rise this morning as investors

looked for that positive news out

of Japan and heard about some

rather significant merger and

acquisition details. Here with the

details is Scott Kelly. The market

was cheered by AT&T's $39 billion

to acquire TMobile USA? Yes. The US

has recouped all of last week's

losses. There are two key drivers.

Firstly, the market has been dogged

by event risk in recent weeks. We

saw respite from that. The

situation in Japan and to some

extent Libya have stabilised. We

had a juicy corporate deal to focus

on. Not only does it seem like a

good deal for Deutsche Telekom, --

Telekom, but it seems like a win-

win. The number two operator is

buying the number four business.

We'll keep a close eye on that. How

is our market shaping up today? We- an

an exceptionally quiet week in

terms of economic data in Australia.

We'll probably take the lead from

that news overseas which clearly

bodes well for us here. The futures

are indicating a solid to positive

start. Investors may shift their

attention to the situation with

respect to the US housing data due

out tonight and we will hope that

situation continues to improve,

albeit, modestly. Thanks.

Western Australia's environmental

watchdog has rejected a proposal watchdog has rejected a proposal

for a coal mine in Margaret River.

The EPA says it would pose a

significant risk to nearby aquifers

and the surrounds of the area. To

mine coal 15 kilometres from the mine coal 15 kilometres from the

heart of the wine-growing region

has been met with fierce ops from

locals. A report will be prepared for the Environment Minister to consider.

We've got more on the big floods

south of Sydney. Expect to pay more

because of the non-stop rain. It's

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This program is captioned live.

These are our main stories this

morning. Flash flooding swamps

large areas south of Sydney.

Conditions today are expected to be

just as bad. Warnings have been

issued about walking or driving in

flood water. The Europeans and

Americans patrol Libya for a third

day in a row. They admit it will

take a long time to suppress

Gaddafi forces. The Sharks beat the Dragons

Dragons in an NRL round full of

upsets. The Japanese tsunami sweeps

over Australia's airline and

tourist industry. Bookings are down

by half and Jetstar is reportedly

about to cutback flights to Tokyo.

The Weather Bureau has warned more

torrential rain is on the way for

south of Sydney today. A severe

weather warning has been issued for

parts of Sydney, the Illawarra and

the South Coast. Meteorologists say

we should expect more of the same

sort of weather. The rain across Sydney

Sydney and possible thunderstorms

for the rest of today and then

things will markedly improve and we

are expecting a return to fine

weather from Wednesday afterwards.

Jerrara Dam near Kiama is

threatening to burst its banks.

Heavy rain is affecting parts of

the Hunter Valley, the Snowy

Mountains and Southern Tablelands.

We're joined by Murray Kear now.

Commissioner, how busy have you

been down especially in the area

south of Sydney over the last 24

hours? Good morning. The SES has been

been busy for the last 18 hours

here in the Illawarra, receiving

now 749 calls for assistance

between Wollongong and Bega. I know

whenever we have a major flood

situation like this, your people

are always telling residents not to

drive. We're seeing pictures of

cars driving through the flood

waters. Of your people telling

people not to drive through the

floods. Is this the situation

you're expecting? The person in

Warilla appears to have been washed away

away due to the flash flooding in

the area. Don't drive, walk or ride

through flood water. We've

responded to 44 flood rescues in the

the Illawarra and South Coast since the Illawarra and South Coast since

lunchtime yesterday. A few people

aren't getting that message. For no

reason to drive or walk through

flood water. Hopefully it will

clear up by tomorrow. The SES will

be busy in areas right across the

South Coast. We're going to pop up

a phone number now. It's a central

number. Phone that and the

operators there will put you

through and deal with your

particular problem. Murray Kear

from the State Emergency Service

headquarters in NSW. Thank you.

The Commonwealth Government's

carbon tax may be beginning to work

at least from a political point of

view. We're joined by Amanda Hart.

The latest polls are showing a

tick-up in the Government's

approval rating. Is this attrib

utable to developments in the

carbon trading plan? Julia Gillard

would certainly like to think this

is a tick of approval for her

carbon tax but it's a bit too soon

to tell. Labor has bounced back.

Tony Abbott is down five points to

31. That's one of his lowest levels.

The next question is why? Julia

Gillard has been accused of

pandering too much to the left. In

a speech last week, she accused

both the Greens and the Coalition

of both being extremists. And

everybody loves a tax cut and the

PM has flagged that low to middle-

income earners could be receiving

tax cuts and pensioners could be

compensated to deal with rising

costs under her carbon tax. Thank

you very much, Amanda.

NSW voters can be excused for being

confused over the cost of promises

made in the election campaign.

Labor still hasn't submitted all its

its promises for analysis despite

the Treasurer supposedly pulling

some all-nighters. Can I say the

Treasurer is looking a bit pale?

He's been indoors, doing our

costings, haepbts seen the sunlight

for a while. 21 policies not costed.

Costings not including some of the policies they've been promoteic

like Blacktown Hospital. The

Coalition hasn't released its own costings either.

Libya's rebels are still confident they can eventually overthrow

Colonel Gaddafi under the watchful

eye of Western jets despite another

setback. Fighters patrol Libyan

skies for a third night, now joined

by airbt from Norway and Italy. --

aircraft from Norway and Italy.

China and Russia have condemned the

air strikes. Rebels have been

forced to retreat. Western air

strikes around the city weren't

enough to fully subdue Gaddafi's

forces. Japan's strickened nuclear

power plant has developed more

problems. More smoke forced workers

to evacuate.

Smoke rose from two reactors at the

crippled Fukushima plant Monday

morning, forcing workers to

evacuate. They're trying to restore

power and get cooling systems

operating again. The source of that

smoke is unknown, although there's

indication there's been no increase in

in temperature or in radioactivity.

Residents who live within the 19- mile

mile evacuation zone are still

leaving. Unsafe levels of radiation

have been found in food near the

plant and farmers have been told

they may have to destroy their

crops. Traces of radiation are

showing up in tap water in Tokyo.

Government officials say the levels

are too low to pose a health risk.

Someone did not criticise the

Japanese Government but says in the

future nations need to respond to

nuclear crises more quickly. New

estimates put the death toll over

18,000 and damage is expected to

top $200 billion. But there was

reason to rejoice over the weekend.

Rescue crews pulled an 80-year-old

woman and her teenage grandson out

of the rubble alive. The boy says

they survived for nine days by

eating snacks and drinking water

that was in the refrigerator.

Prince William is heading home. The

Prince wrapped up his tour Down

Under with a visit to areas hit by

floods in Victoria.

Flying from one flood zone to another,

another, Prince William showed no

sign of weariness has he greeted

hundreds of Kerang locals still on

the road to recovery. I think he's

wonderful. Very genuine. A real

people's person. Just so laid back

and easy to talk to. I'm a royalist

too. In a briefing at the Town Hall,

the Prince learned the extent of

the flooding. All inundated. It was

a visit locals had long been

looking forward to, lifting the

community's dampened spirits. We

don't get royalty here. Prince

William has inherited so much of

his mother's flair to be able to

come and talk and listen. Kerang's

power station where a people power

levee symbolised the flood fight.

The Prince flew to one of the towns

hardest hit by the floods, before

going for a barbecue. No trip to

Victoria complete without a kick of

an AFL football. Carrying his own muddy

muddy boots, the Prince flew in to

Melbourne to retire at an airport

hotel, amed of his departure --

ahead of his departure home.

The upsets have continued in Round

2 of the NRL with Cronulla upstaging St George Illawarra in

sloppy conditions. A committed

defensive effort saw the Sharks win 16-10.

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said

the Sharks were not worried about

playing against St George Illawarra.

COMMENTATOR: You can't do that from

the first play of the game. Matt

Cooper did well before the Sharks scored two minutes later.

Brett Morris put a foot in to touch,

before it was 10-0 at half-time.

Morris fumbled a bomb and Pomeroy

pounced for his second. I couldn't

give that. Given the benefit of the

doubt. Soward finally got St George

Illawarra on the board.

Stanley's solo try a late

consulation for the Dragons. The

epibairsment -- consolation for the

Dragons. The embarrassment for the

Dragons. AFL - Collingwood coach

Mick Malthouse has warned that

they're hungry for more success

this year. The Magpies officially

launched their season. Malthouse

says he will leave no stone

unturned in his quest for

consecutive premierships. We cannot

take a backward step and be hunted.

We're the hunter. More on finance

now with Frank. Clear evidence of

just how badly the airlines are

being hit by the disasters in

Japan? Jetstar says it will be

cutting the number of flights

between Australia and Tokyo for the

time being because no-one wants to

travel between the two. Jetstar has

reportedly had a wave of

cancellations by the Japanese who

have put off their holidays here.

Food and electricity shortages and

radiation has put people off. It

will cost Qantas about $55 million

this year alone. You can expect a

bigger impact overall. South

Australian wine-growers will find

out how much of their crop was lost.

Mildew hit them early in the season.

Rain and humidity has caused

berries to split. It could reduce

yields by 25%. 2011 will go down as

the perfect fungal storm. The

summer has been worse than expected.

It's South Australia's wettest

start to the year ever. The Barossa

has received four times its average

rainfall already. The only bright

side - the rain should put a dent

in the national wine glut. Wall

Street stocks have enjoyed a strong

morning on the back of merger and acquisition acquisition talk.

Still ahead - the bullets fly at a

dramatic police shoot-out in the US.

Victorian farmers are not seeing

eye-to-eye with McCain's over their potato

potato prices. GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news

update. A seventeen year old's facing court after allegedly punching an ACT police officer at the Watch House. He was arrested on Sunday in Bruce for drink driving, while also disqualified... He was subsequently taken to Belconnen Police Station... He then became aggressive and assaulted the officer while in custody. He was then taken to the ACT Regional Watch House.

After fears the Braidwood Council office would be forced to close it's doors, they've been given a lifeline to the tune of 400 thousand dollars. The funding grant, organised by Rural Affairs

Minister and local MP Steve Whan has saved at least 24 jobs in the rural town between Canberra and Bateman's Bay. . Canberra men and women who want to live their lives as transgender are the subject of a new inquiry in the ACT.

The ACT Government has called upon the Law Reform Advisory Council to address the legal rights of the local transgender community. This comes after a decision was made to allow a 17 year old girl to begin taking hormone treatment to start masculine development. The recent ongoing rains around Canberra has led to an increase in the number of redback spiders. Local pest controllers have reported a massive jump in the number of venomous creepy crawlies.

Ambulance officers say a redback bite will cause pain, sweating, weak muscles, nausea and vomiting

Anyone bitten should seek medical attention immediately. To Sport, And it was a big weekend of roller derby.. With Canberra's Vice City Rollers taking on the Victorian Roller Derby League All Stars. It was an exciting game of thrills and spills with Victoria's experience and team work eventually proving too good for Canberra. The first game of the season, between the Surly Griffins and the Black 'n' Blue Belles will kick off

at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium on Saturday 2 April. Now having a look at today's weather details... To the satellite, thick cloud streaming over southern New South Wales due to a broad trough is causing heavy rain and storms.

It's looking to be a wet day for most of the east coast capitals, scattered rain for Sydney. Showers clearing around Canberra later in the day. To the central west and Dubbo is looking at rain and a top temp of 26 degrees. 19 degrees the top in Orange. Cooler in Bowral for a top of 21... To the Southern Tablelands, rain and 22 for Goulburn.

Much the same for Cooma, 23 degrees the top in Mudgee.... Showers and 24 for Nowra. Taking a look at the three day forecast for Canberra now... A mostly sunny day on the way for the Capital tomorrow. We're chasing a top temp of 20 degrees. Chance of showers on Thursday. Clearing up on WOMAN: For a cash advance with a simple fixed fee, convert your thinking. Cash Converters. Hi. Hi. I'm not from around here. Do you think maybe later we could... No. (DUST BUSTER WHIRRS) VOICEOVER: There's a better way to fight flakes. Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff shampoo. Fights flakes for up to six weeks, guaranteed.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes. People

living in coastal and southern NSW

have been warned to expect more

heavy rain today. Already one man

is dead. Rescue crews from Sydney

will be heading there this morning.

The forecast was for rain but no-

one was expecting this. The South

Coast battered. This is the worst

I've ever seen it. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

It's pretty crazy. More rescue

teams from Sydney are expected this

morning after thunderstorms caused

flooding, leaving one man dead. The

man's body was found under a storm water

water bridge at wrbs arilla. Police

believe he's in -- Warilla. Police

believe he'sen his 40s. Srbs ES had

almost -- SES had almost 600 calls almost -- SES had almost 600 calls

for help. The worst-affected area

was the Illawarra, experiencing its

heaviest downpours in two decades.

Almost 230 millimetres falling in

just 24 hours. Locals did what they

could to help. These three cars up

here just slid. There was an old

man inside that was having a bit of

trouble. Got him out of the car.

There was an ambulance and I've

been helping, guiding traffic. This

farmer watched his paddock go under

and climbed on the top of his

tractor to avoid being swept away.

Rescueers got to him just in time.

Today roads and some train stations

have been closed. Traffic is

expected to be considerably

affected. Video has been released

the moment a bull shark attacked a

diver in Sydney Harbour. The Navy

was recording a training exercise

when the shark attacked the man. I

came to the surface and started

swimming for all my life. As I took

my first strokes, I noticed my hand

was gone. Paul also lost part of

his right leg. The last shark bite

in Sydney Harbour was in the late

1990s. More detainees at Christmas

Island are to be flown to the

mainland today to ease overcrowding.

Armed police in riot gear

reportedly moved through the

compound yesterday to separate

detainees following recent riots. Australian Australian Federal Police have

taken control of the centre from

the Immigration Department. It's

not clear if all escaped detainees

have been recaptured. The Federal

Government will donate $10 million

to support Japan. The PM says the

money will be used to help the

country get back on its feet. They

are living the ancient Japanese

proverb - seven falls and eight

rises. Julia Gillard and the

Opposition Leader have signed a Opposition Leader have signed a

condolence book at Japan's embassy

in Canberra. The PM led a

condolence motion in Parliament. In

Japan, efforts to prevent a full

meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear

power plant have been thrown off

course yet again. This plume of

grey smoke is rising from reactor

number three. Officials don't know

what's causing the smoke and have

withdrawn some workers. Otherwise,

the containment effort is

reportedly progressing with power

now restored to most cooling

systems. Japan has banned spinach

and milk shipments from around the

plant where radiation levels are too high.

The coalition is patrolling a no-

fly zone over Libya. The rebels

have suffered a setback in their

taefrplt to retake a town. Some taefrplt to retake a town. Some

viewers might find this distressing. viewers might find this distressing.

Try telling this man the war is

over. He drove his comrade on the

battlefield. Gaddafi's tanks are still

still burning. The air strike

didn't kill his fight completely.

As we stopped at a checkpoint,

rebels brought more wounded from

the front. This man told me his

convoy had been hit by artillery.

As the wounded come back, there is

no shortage of volunteers to

replace them. This is where the

road to Ajdabiya stops. We've been

told Gaddafi's troops have a tank

on the gates of the town about 10

kilometres from here and firing on

nothing coming towards it. It's a

sharp reminder that the fight is

far from one. Heading back to

Benghazi, we passed what has become

a macabre tourist attraction.

Hundreds have flocked from the city Hundreds have flocked from the city

to see what remains of one Government artillery division. Celebratery Celebratery gunfire rattled all

around but there was anger too.

These tanks were sent to destroy

them and their city. They have

attacked Benghazi people and

destroy completely. We'd like to

say thanks for the United Nations,

for all of this. If it's going to

be like face-to-face with this, it

will be carnage. Back inside

Benghazi, we stopped at the

hospital. The chaos continued as

casualties from the front kept

coming. This man answered the call

for volunteers this morning. An

hour later, caught in the shelling,

he lost both his arms. Just a few

feet away, another awful story.

This 5-year-old, writhing in pain.

His car came under fire. His father

and brother killed, his mother lies

critical ill next to him. An

American police officer has been

shot in an early morning stand-off

with an armed suspect. Police say

they were responding to what they

describe as a high-riv call at a

home when the residents fired on

them. Officers were seen rushing a woman

woman out of the home and in to an

armoured vehicle during the

shooting. Officials say the injured

officer was transported to hospital

and is in a critical condition.

Rugby league. Cronulla captain Paul

Gallen believes the Sharks set the

benchmark for themselves this

season, after a stunning win over

St George Illawarra last night. The

Sharks backed up a committed

defensive performance with three

tries to lead 16-0.

COMMENTATOR: It's come down! The

Dragons scored their tries from

kicks in the last 14 minutes.

Tasmania has won the Sheffield

Shield, beating NSW. The Tigers

were 2/71 after the Blues removed

their openers. Tasmania also lost George

George Bailey, run out for 25,

before reaching the target just before before tea.

COMMENTATOR: It's all over! It's

Tasmania's second Shield triumph in five five years.

US stocks have been on the rise

this morning as investors were

cheered by the apparent progress in

Japan's nuclear crisis. The market

was also cheered by AT&T's $39

billion deal to acquire trbs Mobile

USA? Yes. It was interesting to see

the US has recuperated all of its

losses. We saw European markets

participated in the largest 3-day

gain since December 2. We have some

respite in that regard. The

situation in Japan and to some

extent in Libya stabilised. That

lifted the tension a little bit. We

had a juicy corporate event to

focus upon. That seemed like good

news for Deutsche Telekom who were

getting a good price for their US assets.

assets. So it could be a win-win

situation should they receive

regulatory approval, which is by no

means guaranteed, given the fact

the number four operator is buying

the number two business. How is our

market shaping up? We have an

exceptionally quiet week in

Australia in terms of economic data.

We will probably look to that lead

from overseas and focus on that

news flow. That bodes well and

we'll probably expect the futures to

to open a bit higher. So that's

good for the market in terms of the

opening. As we move in to the

afternoon, investors will likely

start to shift their attention on

to the US housing data due later

tonight. A hope that situation

improves. And keep one eye on the

situation in Libya and Japan. Thank

you. Victorian potato farmers are

spitting chips over a move by

McCain to offer them less for their crops. McCain is threatning to

replace local spuds with imports

unless the farmers accept $275 per

tonne, $25 less than last year.

Farmers and their families have

gathered along the picket line

outside McCain's Ballarat plants,

claiming the food giant is driving

them out of business. We had

droughts. Then we had floods. And

we have McCain's. Outspoken MP Bob

Catter join -- joined them.

On the subject of rising cost of

food, as we've heard, a Taco Bell

customer in the US so angry about

the cost of seven burr eatoes, that

he shot at the staff, and

barricaded himself in a hotel room.

Then he got tear gas put on him.

Outrageous. Doesn't take much to

tip people over the edge.

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

you at 9am. Have yourselves a great

day. Captions by Red Bee Media Australia.

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