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Good morning everyone. I'm Ron

Wilson. And I'm Frank Colletta.

Welcome to Ten's Early News. This

morning, the Jakarta bombers' final

words. And the terror chief police

believe sent them in.

Committed to the cause - why

another Australian death will not

halt our Afghanistan mission.

40 years to the day since that "one

small step" and with it, a new

national astronomy pledge. And the

master of her own kitchen. The

sweet ending to a knife-edging reality show.

A check of the weather:

Australians are being warned of

more terror attacks in Indonesia

after the Federal Government

updated its travel warning.

Authorities have identified one of

the suicide bombers and released

his final words.

The final journey for Brisbane

businessman Garth McEvoy. His body

taken from the morgue, ready to go

home. I expressed my sympathy and

support to the hotel managers and

their staff, who are obviously

going through a very difficult time

as well. But you see enough to

understand the horror. Horror made

worse for Nathan Verity's family.

He was killed in the blasts. Now,

photos of his body parts are

allegedly being circulated through

mobile phones. Authorities believe

that the bombings were masterminded

by Noordin Mohammed Top, a

Malaysian fugitive and member of

Jemaah Islamiah. He is a brutal

terrorist. It's believed he ordered

one of the terrorists to walk into

the Marriott Hotel with a backpack

and suitcase. The bomber then asked

- did anyone request a lap top.

Most of our staff members have been

with us for a long time since these

hotels opened, and we think that

our staff are very, very loyal. But

we'll look at every aspect. Police

believe the suicide bombers were

targeting a business breakfast. Three Australians died.

Our 11th casualty in Afghanistan

has been hailed a brave and

dedicated serviceman. 22-year-old

Private Benjamin Ranaudo died on

Saturday when a hidden bomb

exploded as diggers suched an area

north of Tarin Kowt. He died

ensuring that terrorist groups did

not have Afghanistan as a base from

which they can plan and mount

attacks. A second Australian and

three Afghani civilians were

injured in the blast.

The Government has been told not to

waste its time and money kitting

out students with home computers. A

visiting academic says studies show

that laptops can send children's

results backwards. The insists that

money should not be spent on

computers. Meantime, the Government

has been asked to consider

introducing a school voucher scheme

to encourage more choice in

education. News Limited papers say

that the cash would go to students

instead of schools. A British

backpacker lost in the blue

mountains for almost two weeks has

spoken about his ordeal. Jamie

Neale kneel denied claims of a hoax,

saying he thought he would die in

the Australian bush.

After 12 days lost in the Blue

Mountains, backpacker Jamie Neale

can't believe he's alive to tell

the tale. I was thinking that I

might die on the mountain and

thinking about all of the people

and all my friends that I was working with. My family and

wondering if I could see them. The

19-year-old lost his way during a

bush walk on July 3. He didn't tell

anyone where he was going. He had

no mobile phone and admits he was a

total idiot. I didn't respect the

seriousness of the situation, and I

made mistakes. For almost two weeks,

Jamie survived on water and bush

tucker. The last thing I thought

would happen would be that I would

starve to death. That was something

that terrified me. I didn't want a

long drawn out thing. His story

marred by speculation that it was a

hoax. A claim Jamie denies. People

can say what they want, because I'm

not lying. It's the truth.

Australia is poised to play a

crucial role in future space

discovery pledging $88 million for

the most powerful optical telescope

ever built. Celebrations will be

held at the Kennedy Space Centre in

Florida, and later today, Barack

Obama will host the crew of 'Apollo

11' mission who were the first to

walk. But plans of another lunar

landing in 2020 are in doubt with

cost estimates of $25 billion.

Two people have been injured after

their small plane flipped over as

they attempted to land in Carson

City in inevitable add a. They were

travelling at high speed causing it

to flip on to its roof and slide into dirt.

A mother of three has won the title

of Australia's 'Masterchef'. Julie of Australia's 'Masterchef'. Julie

Goodwin broke down after learning

that she won.

It was the ultimate nerve-racking

pressure test. Home cooking hero,

Julie Goodwin up against Poh Ling

Yeow and her Asian inspired mastery.

Three challenges made for two very

tasty hours of reality television.

Round one, and the pair had to pick

the mystery ingredients in a

bourginion. Round two, the

invention test. The challenge, to

turn a chook into a delicious

masterpiece. The judges loved it.

Julie's really hit the spot.

Beautiful. Really, really, good.

Well done. The nation glued to

final challenge. Julie and Poh just

two points apart with the best

chocolate feast to win. It comes

down to this. I'll just stay calm.

That's what I' do. Both dishes

tantalised the taste buds, but only

one cook could taste sweet victory.

You are Australia's first ever

'Masterchef'. Julie takes home a

cook book contract, professional

training and $100,000 cash which

she plans to use to establish her very own restaurant.

In sport this morning, Michael

Clarke and Padraig Harrington have

staged a dramatic Day 4 rescue

mission to give Australia -- and

Brad Haddin have staged a dramatic

Day 4 rescue mission.

Australia slumped to 5/128 after a

series of controversial umpiring

decisions. Yes, Strauss claim the

catch there. That decision

infuriated the Australians.

Undeterred, Clark and Haddin

dominated the bowlers for three and

a half hours to give the Aussies

just a sniff.

America anticipates Stewart Cink

has spoiled the Tom Watson fairytale with victory at the

British Open. Watson needed to sink

this to become the oldest Open

champion at 59. His miss sent it to

a play-off. A bogey followed by a

double bogey handed Stewart Cink

his first ever major.

Cink won the play off by six shots.

Aussie Matthew Goggin finished tied for fourth.

A superb solo attack has handed

Spain's Alberto Contador the yellow

jersey after stage 15 of the Tour

de France. The 2007 champion was in

a league of his own in the Swiss

Alps. He finished 43 seconds ahead

of rival Andy Schleck. Alberto

Contador now sits one minute and 37

seconds ahead of team-mate Lance

Armstrong. Aussie Cadel Evans moved Armstrong. Aussie Cadel Evans moved

up to 14th place, but is over four

minutes behind.

Valentino Rossi has extended his

lead in the MotoGP championship in

Germany. It was a spectacular start

at the Sachsenring as a rider was

bucked from his bike, but there was bucked from his bike, but there was

no shaking Rossi. He held off his

team-mate, Jorge Lorenzo, for his

101st career win. Aussie Casey 101st career win. Aussie Casey

Stoner led the race in the early

stages but had to settle for fourth

place. He remains third in the

championship behind Rossi and

Lorenzo. Frank Colletta with all of

the finance news, and there's been

lots of praise for the way that the

Government has handled the

financial crisis so far, but that's

about to change.

The Federal Government has been

criticised for not doing enough to

tackle unemployment, and has been

told that any recovery in the

nation's job sector will be far

behind the world's economic

recovery. The warning comes from

University of Queensland economist

John Quiggin saying that the

Government needs a new employment-

focused stim lulls. He said that

the relevant minister should focus

on jobs in health, community

services and education.

Australian small businesses,

Government-owned bodies and

consumers could lose another source

of non-bank credit as giant

American financier, CIT Group falls

closer to bankruptcy. It has

already received a bail-out and is

unlikely to get any more. If it

goes under, the Australian arm is

likely to be hot property for the

big four banks.

Strong IBM results balanced out a disappointing GE result.

Briefly in other business news:

Raise raise weather on the screen now:

A parachute jumper has both feet

firmly on the ground again after

being stuck up a tree for more than

two hours. Justin Labinsky was

attempting his first unassisted

skydive when everything went

horribly wrong. He said, turn left,

turn left, turn left. And the hand

was fully down as they tell you to

do and it wasn't turning the way it

of supposed to. The wind was too

strong for me. The 27-year-old says

that he will jump again.

Checking newspaper headlines - the

'Sydney Morning Herald' reports on 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports on

claims by a US researcher that

Kevin Rudd's home computer Kevin Rudd's home computer

assistance package will do more harm than food. harm than food.

The 'Financial Review' says that a

plan to compensate States with

higher growth population in the GST higher growth population in the GST

will spark rows.

Business Day says the former chief

executive of Ford and the chairman

of the Commonwealth Bank are in the

running to become BHP's new chairman.

$100,000 richer. Next, how Australia's first 'Masterchef' will

spend her winnings.

This program is captioned live. This program is captioned live.

In the headlines on ten's early

news. He says it's no hoax. A fool-

Hardy backpacker puts the rumours

to rest. I was thinking I might die on that mountain.

Another blow for the victims of the

Jakarta bombings as police hone in on the terror suspect.

Reality TV carves out a new star.

You are Australia's first

'Masterchef'. And in sport, a

courageous century for Michael

Clarke gives Australia a glimmer of

hope in the second Ashes Test at Lords.

A British backpacker who claims he A British backpacker who claims he went close to dying in the

Australian bush has spoken of his

12-day ordeal. 19-year-old Jamie

Neale lost his way during a walk in

the Blue Mountains and admits he the Blue Mountains and admits he

was a total idiot. I was thinking,

I might die on the mountain and

just to think about all of the

people and my friends, the people I

was working with, my family,

wondering if I was going to see

them and hear their voices again.

Jamie has denied claims it was a hoax.

Detectives will continue their Detectives will continue their

search this morning for a motive to

explain the horrific weekend murder

of a family of five members in

their Sydney home. They believe the

killer or killers bludgeoned to

death Min Lin, wife, sister-in-law

and two children as they slept in

their deaths. It is extremely

violent, and certainly unusual in

my experience to have these many

people murdered on the one occasion.

The Lin's 15-year-old daughter was

in China on a study trip.

Australians are being urged to

reconsider all travel plans to

Indonesia after Friday's deadly

bombings. It comes as the family of

Perth victim Nathan Verity pushes

for an investigation into claims

that pictures of his body parts are

being circulated using mobile phones.

Well, the focus of the families of

the three Australian victims has

turned to the repatriation of their

loved ones' remains back to

Australia. The body of Garth McEvoy,

the Australian lawyer, has already

been transferred out of the morgue

Jakarta's hospital to a spot much

closer to the airport. The families

of the other two victims remain

here in Jakarta waiting to hear from the Department of Foreign

Affairs as to when all formal

identification procedures have been

completed and they too can take

their loved ones home. As for the investigation, police believe

they've identified one of the two

suicide bombings. They say that

Jemaah Islamiah, the terror

organisation is responsible for the

two terrorist attacks, and a

mastermind behind them is the Malaysian fugitive Noordin Mohammed

Top. He's also been linked to the

previous attack at the JW Marriott

and the Australian exam embassy and

the two Bali bombings. The travel

violence for people heading to

Indonesia has been updated warning

of potential or future terror

attacks here and on the tourist

Island of Bali. They're warning

people to reconsider their travel plans.

Australia has lost yet another

soldier in action in Afghanistan.

Private Benjamin Ranaudo was killed

by a hidden bomb which also seriously injured another

Australian and three Afghani civilians.

For the 11th time, an Australian

soldier has made the ultimate

sacrifice in Afghanistan. He was a

very professional soldier who

served enthusiastically and with

distinction. The 22-year-old

private was killed on Saturday when

a hidden bomb exploded as diggers

prepared to search a compound 25 km

north of Tarin Kowt. From the First

Battalion in Townsville, it was

Benjamin Ranaudo's first tour of

Afghanistan. During his three years

in the army, he also served in East

Timor. Our country has lost a brave

and dedicated serviceman. A second

Australian was left fighting for

his life in the attack, but is now

in a stable condition after surgery.

Three Afghani civilians, including

a boy believed to be 8 years old,

received lels serious injuries. The

fighting will become more fierce as

the summer progresses.

Another 450 troops are due to go to

the war torn nation, and following

the Jakarta bombings, the

Government's commitment to the

cause is unwaivering. That

Afghanistan has been a training

ground for trilss worldwide, and a

training ground also for terrorists

in South East Asia, reminding us of

the reasons that we are in that

field of combat.

Taliban militants have released a

video of an American soldier taken

hostage in Afghanistan. The US

military confirmed that the

pictures are of Private Bowe

Bergdahl who went missing from his

base last month. In the video, the

23-year-old is prompted by his

interrogators to call for US troops

to leave the country.

An unbeaten 185 run stand between

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin has

given Australia a sniff of victory

in the second Ashes Test.

Rain forceed the hosts hand.

Immediately the gods smiled on

England. Simon Katich out for six.

Replays showed no ball from Andrew

Flintoff and the controversy Flintoff and the controversy

continued. COMMENTATOR: Gone,

Strauss claims the catch. The Strauss claims the catch. The

umpire decided against the third

umpire referral. It proved a major

mistake. Ponting led the fight with

his side in a dire struggle for

survival. On 38, he fell. Australia

three down and in top trouble, but

Clarke opted against any stonewall tactics.

While the advice captain showed While the advice captain showed

resistance, wickets fell around him.

He found support in Brad Haddin and

the pair powered on. Clarke with

his first Test century on English

soil. COMMENTATOR: He wants it and

he gets it. 100 for Michael Clarke. he gets it. 100 for Michael Clarke.

Strauss rallied his troops.

Australia through to stumps. Still

208 behind but back in the game.

Richmond blew a lead against

Melbourne to record the first draw

of the AFL season. The Tigers

managed just two goals and were

lucky to walk away with a share of

the points.

Brent harvy inspiring a Kangaroos

come back. Lee Harding's third goal

looked to have the match sewn up

for the Roos, but Mich Morton

leveled the scores in the final minute.

Better than expected earnings

results from financial giant

Citigroup and Bank of America

showed Wall Street with financial

gains to 7%. Commsec joins us now

to tell us more. Is the rally

likely to continue? Well, investors

will certainly be having everything

crossed that it does. We have close

to 300 companies reporting out of

Wall Street, including big names

like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and

Apple. Last week, the better than

expected results from a number of

see firms like Goldman Sachs and

chase chase chase helped to kick

start -- and JP Morgan Chase helped

to kick start it. This month, we'll

hear from Reserve Bank chief Ben

Bernanke and he'll be saying what

the Reserve Bank is trying to do by

reducing stimulus. What's in store

locally? Locally, we have inflation

data taking centre stage. Inflation

data coming out today and the key

numbers on Wednesday, we were'

expecting to see that inflation has

fallen below the 2% to 3% comfort

zone. So no real movement there on

interest rates. Locally on the

share market, looking like a very

positive day today with the oil

price above $62 a barrel. Gold and

base metals also higher, so looking

like both of the indices will rice today.

Thank you very much.

Briefly in other business news,

regulators in Britain and the US

are looking to ban commissions paid

to financial planners to protect

consumers against distorted advice.

Tourism Australia fears tougher

times for airlines. Cadbury will

make Amcor to court seeking $235

million in damages stemming from

the Amcor affair.

And BHP Billiton has described the

latest oil find in the Gulf of

Mexico as "exceptional".

A quick check of the weather for you:

Australia's first 'Masterchef' has

been crowned. 38-year-old IT

consultant and mother of three,

Julie Goodwin wowed the judges with

her tuned-in taste buds and

culinary creativity. You are

Australia's first ever 'Masterchef'.

The runner-up was Adelaide artist

Poh Ling Yeow who paid homage to

her Chinese-malay heritage. Winner

Julie takes home a cook book

contract, professional training and $100,000 in cash.

Brave and dedicated - next,

tributes to Australia's latest war

casualty.

And of course, more in finance when

the early news returns.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes on ten's

early news.

The Jakarta bombers' final words,

and the terror chief police believe sent them in.

Tkphr committed to the cause - why

another Australian death will not

halt our Afghanistan mission. halt our Afghanistan mission.

40 years to the day since that "one

small step" and with it, a new

national astronomy pledge.

And the master of her own kitchen,

the sweet ending to a knife-edge reality show.

A quick check of the weather around A quick check of the weather around the country:

Australians are being warned of

more terror attacks in Indonesia

after the Federal Government

updated its travel warning system.

Authorities have identified one of

the suicide bombers and released his final words.

The final journey for Brisbane The final journey for Brisbane

businessman Garth McEvoy. His body

taken from the morgue, ready to go

home. You know, I expressed my

sympathy and support to the hotel

managers and their staff, who are

obviously going through a very

difficult time as well. But you see

enough to understand the horror.

Horror made worse for Nathan

Verity's family. He was killed in

the blasts. Now photos of his body

parts are allegedly being

circulated through mobile phones.

Authorities believe the bombings

were masterminded by Noordin

Mohammed Top, a Malaysian fugitive

and member of Jemaah Islamiah. He

is a brutal terrorist and we want

him brought to justice. It's

believed he ordered one of the

terrorists to walk into the

Marriott Hotel with a backpack and

suitcase. The bomber then asked -

did anyone request a laptop. They

were his final words. Most of our

staff members have been with us for staff members have been with us for

a long time since these hotels

opened, and we just think that our

staff are very, very loyal. But

we'll look at every aspect. Police

believe the suicide bombers were

targeting a business breakfast.

Three Australians died.

Tributes to 11th Australian soldier

killed in Afghanistan have hailed

him as a brave and dedicated

serviceman. 22-year-old private

Benjamin Ranaudo was killed on

Saturday when a hidden bomb

exploded as diggers searched a

compound north of Tarin Kowt. He

died ensuring that terrorist groups

do not have Afghanistan as a base

from which they can plan and mount

attacks. A second Australian and

three Afghani civilians were also

injured in the blast.

Patients may soon be able to access

their medical records online. The their medical records online. The

health reform body set up to

improve taxpayer money has reportedly recommended a national

database be established. Med coulds

would have to get the person's

permission. Any people wanting not

to participate, would lose

important Medicare patient payments.

A British backpacker who claims he A British backpacker who claims he

went close to dying in the Blue

Mountains has spoken of his jor

deal. Jamie Neale got lost and add deal. Jamie Neale got lost and add

milgts he was a total idiot. I

thought I might die on the mountain

and thinking about all of my and thinking about all of my

friends and the people I was

working with and my family.

Wondering if I was going to see

them. Jamie has denied claims it

was a hoax.

Australia is set to play a vital

role in future space discovery with

plans for an $88 million optical

telescope. It comes as the world

celebrates the 40th anniversary of

man's first walk on the moon.

The eagle has landed.

When men first walked on the moon,

half a billion people, one sixth of

the earth's population watched in

awe. For two hours, Neil Armstrong

and Buzz Aldrin explored the lunar

landscape. Since the 'Apollo' days landscape. Since the 'Apollo' days

when this control room was alive,

NASA has come a long way. But its

mission today is less clear. Is it

the moon, Mars, and should humans

go at all? NASA believes that the

moon is the crucial next step. The

mandate is to return people there

by 2020, but critics, including the

second man on the moon say that

NASA must go to places that people

have never gone before. Ultimately,

America has to make hard choices

about how much risk to take and how about how much risk to take and how

much we're willing to spend. Just a

trib to the moon would cost an

estimated $100 billion as once

again NASA makes the case for space

and the next giant leap for man.

Two Australian warships have sailed

into New York Harbour to commemorate the military

relationship between Australia and

the US. HMAS 'Sydney' and

'Ballarat' docked where sailors

were greeted from loved ones, some

of who had flown in. 400 sailors

will get some time off to explore

the Big Apple.

Australia's first 'Masterchef' has

been crowned. 38-year-old IT

consultant and mother of three

Julie Goodwin wowed the judges with

her tuned-in taste buds and

culinary creativity. You are

Australia's first ever 'Masterchef'.

The runner-up was 35-year-old

Adelaide artist Poh Ling Yeow who

paid homage to her China's-Malay

heritage. The pair prepared dishes

using chicken and chocolate. The

winner, Julie, takes home a cook

book contract, professional

training and $100,000 in cash.

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin have

staged a dramatic day four rescue

mission. Their unbroken sixth

wicket partnership stands at 185

with Clarke 125 not out and Haditha

on 8o. Chasing victory, Australia

slumped to 5/128 after a series of controversial umpiring decisions.

The decision infuriated the

Australians. Undeterred, Clarke and

Haddin dominated the bowlers for

three and a half hours to give the

Aussies just a sniff of a chance.

America's Stewart Cink has spoiled

the Tom Watson fairytale with

victory at the British Open. Watson

needed to sink this at the 18th to

become golf's oldest Major champion

at the age of 59. From there, his

game fell apart. A bogey followed

by a double bogey handed Cink his

first ever major. Cink won the

play-off by six shots. Aussie

Matthew Goggin finished tied for fourth.

fourth.

A suburb solo attacks has handed

Spain's Alberto Contador the yellow

jersey after stage 15 of the Tour

de France. The 2007 champion was in

a league of his own in the Swiss

Alps. He finished 43 seconds ahead

of rival Andy Schleck. Contador now

sits 1 minute and 30 seconds ahead

of Lance Armstrong in the overall

classification. Aussie Cadel Evans

moved up to 7th place.

Valentino Rossi has extended his

lead in the MotoGP championship

with victory in jaem. It was a

spectacular start. A French rider

was bucked from his bike, but there

was no shaking Rossi. He held off

team-mate Jorge Lorenzo for his

101st career win. Aussie Casey

Stoner led the race in the early

stages but had to settle for fourth

place. He remains third in the

championship behind Rossi and Lore epbz owe.

Now to more in finance.

Let's check the boards first.

American stocks finished out on

Friday with strong IBM results.

Briefly in other business news:

Here's a weather check:

Checking news websites around the

world. The Chicago Tribune reports

the CIA spent seven years trying to

assemble teams to Kim wanted trilss

but couldn't find a formula that

work. In Canada, the Vancouver Sun

says that

And now the Scotsman says that

British defence bosses have blamed

rates. helicopter shortages on increased

The backpacker who gave himself up

for dead in the Australian bush.

That

This program is captioned live.

These are the headlines on Ten's

Early News. It was no hoax - a

foolhardy backpacker tries to put

to rest the rumours. Another blow

for victims of the Jakarta bombings

suspect. as police hone in on the terror

A British backpacker who was lost

in the Blue Mountains for almost

two weeks has spoken about his

ordeal. Jamie Neale has denied

claims of a hoax, saying he thought

he would die in the Australian bush.

After 12 days lost in the Blue

Mountains, British backpacker Jamie

Neale can't believe he's alive to tell the tale. Neale can't believe he's alive to

tell the tale. I was thinking I

might die on the mountain and just

thinking about all of the people

and all my friends and the people I and all my friends and the people I

was working with, my family,

wondering if I was going to see

them, hear their voices again. The

19-year-old lost his way durling a

bush walk on July 3. He didn't tell

anyone where he was going. He had

no mobile phone, and admits he was

a total idiot. I didn't respect the a total idiot. I didn't respect the

seriousness of the situation, and I

made mistakes. For almost two weeks,

Jamie surviefbled on water and bush

tucker. The lowest thing that I

thought was going to happen was

that I would starve to death. That

was something that terrified me.

His story of survival, marred by

speculation it was a hoax. A claim speculation it was a hoax. A claim

Jamie denies. People can say what

they want, because I'm not lying.

It's the truth. It's the truth. they want, because I'm not lying.

And the Victorian man has been

reawe knighted with his family

after spending a cold night in the

bush without food or water. 57-

year-old David Power survived

freezing conditions when he lost

his way while walking his dog. His

distraught wife raising the alarm

when he didn't return. We thought

he was dead. We thought he had hit

his head or had a heart attack. The

father of four has promised to take

more care on the next expedition.

Australians are being warned of Australians are being warned of

more terror attacks in Indonesia

after the Federal Government

updated the travel warning. It's updated the travel warning. It's

believed the bombings were

masterminded by Noordin Mohammed

Top, a Malaysian fugitive and member of Jemaah Islamiah. He

reportedly ordered one of the

terrorists to walk into the

Marriott Hotel and detonate a bomb

after asking "Did anyone request a

killed. laptop?" Three Australians were

Australia has lost another soldier

in action in Afghanistan. Private in action in Afghanistan. Private

Benjamin Ranaudo was killed by a

hidden bomb, which also seriously injured another Australian and three Afghani civilians.

For the 11th time, an Australian

soldier has made the ultimate

sacrifice in Afghanistan. He was a

very professional soldier who

served enthusiastically and with

distinction. The 22-year-old

private was killed on Saturday when

a hidden bomb exploded as diggers

prepared to such a compound 25km

north of Tarin Kowt. From the first

battallian based in Townsville, it

was private Benjamin Ranaudo's

first tourp of Afghanistan. During

his three years in the army, he had

also served in East Timor. Our

country has lost a brave and

dedicated serviceman. A second

Australian was left fighting for

his life in the attack, but is now

in a stable condition after surgery.

Three Afghani civilians, including

a boy believed to be 8 years old,

received less serious injuries.

Fighting will become more fierce as

the summer progresses. Another 450

troops are due to go to the war

torn nation, and following the

Jakarta bombings, the Government's

commitment to the cause is unwaivering. That Afghanistan has

been a training ground for

terrorists worldwide. And a

training ground also for terrorists

in sees Asia reminding us of the

reasons that we are in that field of combat.

At least 26 people have been killed

in monsoonal flooding in Pakistan.

Karachi's outdated drainage system

couldn't cope with the 15cm of rain

leaving thousands of homes damaged.

Downed power lines cut electricity

to most of the city. Authorities

say that victims either were elect

ri cuted or drowned.

And a severe storm has struck

northern Italy. The worst hit city

was Milan where strong winds

uprooted trees. Rescue teams are

now working to clear the debris.

A mother of three has woned

envyable title of Australia's first

'Masterchef'. Julie Goodwin broke

down after learning she is $100,000

richer and winning the challenge.

It was the ultimate nerve-racking

pressure test. Home-cooking hero

Julie Goodwin up against Poh Ling

Yeow and her Asian-inspired

artistry in the 'Masterchef' final.

Three challenges made for two tasty

hours of reality television. Round

one and the pair had to pick the

mystery ingredients. Poh did well mystery ingredients. Poh did well

and Julie slightly better. Round

two, the invention. The challenge -

to turn a chook into a delicious

and mouth-watering masterpiece.

The judges loved it. While Julie's

really hit the spot. Beautiful.

Really, really good. Well done. The

nation glued to the final challenge.

Julie and Poh just two points apart

with the best chocolate feast to

win. It comes down to this. I'll

just stay calm, that's what I'll do.

Both dishes tantalised the judges'

taste buds, but only one could

taste victory. You are Australia's

first ever 'Masterchef'. Julie

takes home a cookbook contract,

professional training and $100,000

in cash which she plans to use to

establish her very own restaurant.

An unbeaten 185 run stand between

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin has

given Australia a sniff of victory

in the second Ashes Test.

Rain forced the host hand to a

declaration. Immediately the gods

smiled on England. Simon Katich out

for six. Replays showed a no-ball

from Andrew Flintoff and the

controversy continued. The umpire

decided against the third umpire

referral. It proved a major mistake. referral. It proved a major mistake.

Ponting led the fight with his side

in a dire struggle for survival and in a dire struggle for survival and

on 38, he fell. Australia three

down and in deep trouble, but

Clarke opted gebs any stone wall

tactics. While the vice-captain

showed resistance, wickets fell

around him. He found support in

Brad Haddin and the pair powered on.

Clarke with his first Test century

on English soil. He wants it, he

gets it. 100 for Michael Clarke.

The partnership passed 150. Strauss The partnership passed 150. Strauss

rallied his troops. Australia

through to stumps five down and through to stumps five down and

still 208 behind, but back in the game. game. still 208 behind, but back in the

St Kilda has continued its season

with a victory over Adelaide, but a

hand injury to key forward Ardian

Kozniku took some gloss off the win

-- Justin Koz irblgs tsky took some

gloss off the win.

Last night, they cruised last

Adelaide. We have been playing good Adelaide. We have been playing good

football, but not against that sort

of opposition. So, it is clearly

setting a new benchmark for us to

aim for. After an even first

quarter, St Kilda was unstoppable.

Nick Riewoldt make the most of some

terrible defending. Steven Milne

also have a field day. You know, we

scored really efficiently and

quickly and we would have scored

more, but we took our foot off the

pedals. Justin Kotschike suffered a

hand injury and had to leave the

field. Our physios and massages and

that, we really spend in that area,

so, it's their job to get him up.

And the Wests Tigers have downed

the Cowboys 34-14 in their clash at

Leichardt Oval. It was a fiery

clash with Jack Watts and Robbie

Farah involved in some there.

Brad Fittler's time at the Roosters

isn't getting any better. His side

beaten 34-20 by the Warriors.

Better than expected earnings

results from financial giant

Citigroup and Bank of America saw

Wall Street post a fifth session

taking the total gains to 7%. Is

that rally likely to continue, do

you think? Well, it's really going

to depend on what the 300-odd

companies reporting out of Wall

Street come out with. We have big

names like Microsoft, Coca-Cola and

McDonalds and Apple. Investors will

be looking for results to beat

market expectations and backed up

by positive economic news. This

week, the data is housing starts.

Reneed to see a recovery in the

housing market before things are

brighter. What is in store locally?

It is looking like a positive start

for the local market. The oil price

is above US $62 a barrel. The

futures pointing to a gain of 11

points or a third of 1% when our

market opens this morn pg.

The Federal Government has been

criticised for not doing enough to

tackle unemployment and has been

told that any recovery in the

nation's job sector will be behind

the world economy.

The warning comes from John Quiggin

from the Versity of Queensland who

says that the Government needs to

create a new stimulus. He says that

the relevant ministers should focus

on creating jobs in needing sectors.

Now, briefly in other bills news

for you:

And before we wrap up in business

news, there's been a drop in

Australians holidaying at home and

a drop in visitors from Japan and

South Korea, and that's expected to

wipe $2.2 billion off the Australian tourism industry.

Earlier in the year, we had to

spend to save the economy. Now we

have to save. I think we can get

the hang of it! Let's check the

weather perfect for a holiday!

Recapping today's headlines on the

Early News. A Jakarta bomber's

final words.

And the terror chief police believe sent them in.

Committed to the cause - why

another Australian death won't halt our Afghanistan mission.

And 40 years to the day since the

one small step, and with it, a new

national astronomy pledge.

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