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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Ready for action - fly to the Solomon Islands more Australian troops on a mission to preserve peace. the full force of Cyclone Monica Coastal communities spared as 350km/h winds head towards Darwin. from the world's most wanted man. And the chilling terror taunts Ten News with Tracey Spicer. Good morning. is on the way to the Solomon Islands Another detachment of soldiers and Federal Police already there. to reinforce troops meets today for the first time The country's parliament that could trigger renewed violence. and observers say immediately they hit the ground. Armed and ready for action No.2 Air Field Defence Squad These soldiers from Brisbane's a lengthy overseas assignment. prepare for what could be

for at least one expectant partner Not too long who'll be waiting at home. will be to provide security We envisage their role at this stage in Honiara. around Henderson airfield 300-strong detachment They join the already the island nation for several months. expected to remain in in place in the capital Honiara A dusk-to-dawn curfew remains a return to calm on the streets and daylight hours has seen of banks and businesses. and the reopening of the Solomons parliament today However, the first sitting Prime Minister Snyder Rini, under newly installed could trigger more unrest. are tipped to put forward The opposition parties a motion of no confidence in the PM his election was rigged. on the grounds The army says it will step up numbers in the event of more trouble. and secure possible hot spots has been charged Meantime, a second Solomon Islands MP in the recent rioting. over his alleged involvement Tim Collits, Ten News.

Australian soldier killed in Iraq The body of the first in time for Anzac Day. is being flown home died on Friday night 25-year-old Private Jacob Kovco in the head while cleaning his gun. after accidentally shooting himself at an Anzac Day service The father of two will be honoured where he grew up. in the small Victorian town in the Northern Territory Coastal communities of tropical Cyclone Monica overnight. have escaped the full force with gusts of up to 350km/h, But the storm, with Darwin. is now on a collision course in the Northern Territory Residents of Nhulunbuy to return to their homes. have been allowed passing over the coastal communities. With the worst of Cyclone Monica It follows a day of worry.

Locals taking no chances. into public shelters. Evacuating or moving the precautions we could. We've taken I'm very concerned for the children.

about myself, yes I'm scared. I'm not that much worried has been reported at this stage, Although no injuries or major damage to remain cautious. people are being warned the Northern Territory coastline Monica is expected to cross near Milingimbi later today,

3 cyclone tomorrow afternoon. before reaching Darwin as a Category dangerously high tides The weather bureau warns in coastal areas. could cause flooding Veronica Buck, Ten News. to hit Darwin tomorrow afternoon. Tropical Cyclone Monica is expected

Ten reporter Max Futcher is in Darwin on the storm's progress. with the latest in Darwin this morning. Tracey, things are very calm here their normal, daily business People are just going about their local newspaper telling them although they did wake up to that Darwin is on cyclone watch. upgraded to a cyclone warning I can tell you it's now been authorities are taking the threat. so that shows you how seriously of the northern coastline Overnight, Monica moved across parts some of the communities and it did affect with some high winds and rain any significant building damage. although they didn't report of Darwin The cyclone is still 520km east that she is moving this way but police say in some shape or form tomorrow. and is likely to affect Darwin to a Category 3 by that stage. They're hoping she is downgraded they are making preparations. Here in Darwin, There are shelters being set up their houses can withstand for people who don't think the gale-force winds cyclone that impacted Darwin and of course, the last major was Cyclone Tracy back in 1974. in 1981 called Cyclone Max I can tell you there was one cyclone but he didn't do much damage at all. Tracey. in two States Emergency rescue teams for four people feared drowned are continuing to search in the water. following a tragic weekend was found The body of a 24-year-old man after he'd earlier saved two children on the Gold Coast. in trouble in the surf is feared drowned While a 15-year-old boy from several mates after he became separated on the NSW far north coast. in the water all year, treacherous. Probably the worst conditions Rips everywhere. three men have drowned And in Tasmania was swamped by a freakish wave. after their fishing boat at the Cole inquiry John Howard's appearance

on the Government's popularity. has taken its toll AC Nielsen poll According to the latest has fallen sharply, the PM's approval rating down seven points at the oil-for-food investigation. following his appearance has failed to capitalize But Opposition Leader Kim Beazley continuing to slide, with his popularity now at an all-time low of 30%. the news is better for the ALP, On a two party preferred basis

with 51% of the vote. it's now ahead of the Coalition

is in Canberra. Political reporter Greg Turnbull seems to be registering with voters. Greg, the wheat-for-weapons scandal

There will be comfort for the Labour

Party. The fact that Mr Halliday

appeared at the inquiry is that his

performance was interpreted as being

pretty good. But in this poll the key

finding was that all those people who

are aware of the scandal 72 per cent

believe the Government did have some

sort of knowledge about the payments.

That is a credibility issue for the

government. The issue for Labour is

whether that scar tissue will remain

until the next election. Polls are

until the next election. Polls are an

inexact science. But Labour will be

taking some comfort. Be result taking some comfort. Be result has to

be disturbing thought Labour. For

Labour to win a national election Labour to win a national election it

has To have a primary vote has To have a primary vote with the

fall in front of it. More than 300,000 young Australians died or were injured in the workplace over the past decade. According to the 'Sydney Morning Herald', young Australians are twice as likely to be injured in their first year of work. The 'Herald' says one in six workers aged between 15 and 24 was left permanently disabled through workplace injuries. The report claims that's because many young workers agree to outrageous conditions for little pay. Coming up after the break - the Queen wraps up a week of birthday celebrations. And the terrifying new terror threats from the world's most wanted man. G'day mate! You taking out the ga bage? and we found that 80 percent of our waste is a tually recyclable, an saving money. So, it's good for business and the environm nt. What have you done... The world's most wanted man has issued a new verbal attack. Osama bin Laden has accused the West of waging a war against Islam in a tape recording broadcast on Arab television. The voice of the world's most wanted. Any lingering hopes bin Laden had been killed in Afghanistan now dashed. This chilling message warning of renewed attacks against the West. The audio was broadcast on Aljazeera television and has since been authenticated by US intelligence. In his first message in three months bin Laden called on his followers

to prepare for a long war against Western occupiers in the Darfur region of Sudan. He also says the decision by some Western powers to freeze aid to Palestinian's new Hamas-led government is further proof of an anti-Islamic campaign. Bin Laden's latest taunt puts more pressure on the troubled Bush Administration. Osama bin Laden is loose today because we allowed him to escape at Tora Bora. We have effectively abandoned that to move into Iraq. That was a very dangerous mistake. And intensifies calls for the US Secretary of Defense to step down. This one of the reasons why Donald Rumsfeld should resign. Hugo Ward, Ten News. Three American soldiers have been killed in a roadside attack in Iraq, taking the weekend death toll to at least eight servicemen. Meantime, seven civilians were killed after an attacks on the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad. Three blasts caused by mortars or rockets went off just outside Iraq's defence ministry, one in a parking lot destroying a Humvee.

The violence comes just a day after prominent Shi'ite Jawad al-Maliki was asked to become Prime Minister and form a government ending a lengthy deadlock. And a massive blaze at an oil and gas complex in northern Iraq record-breaking crude oil prices. is putting more pressure on already The fire shut down pipelines carrying oil and natural gas to refineries and power stations in the region.

The blaze was started by a fuse near a pool of oil but it's unclear if it was an accident or sabotage. Police in Nepal have stepped up their efforts

against ongoing anti-monarchy protests. Dozens of demonstrators were seriously injured in violent clashes overnight as rubber bullets were sprayed into the crowds.

Sunday afternoon in the once tranquil Kingdom. The road circling the

capital became a front line.

Yesterday crowds entered the centre.

Trying to enter the gates of the

Palace. Today the police keeping them

on the fringes of the city. on the fringes of the city. The

security services are the main

instrument instrument of the instrument instrument of the King's

autocratic power. There is a autocratic power. There is a shoot on

sight curfew. Praise protesters sight curfew. Praise protesters wants an elected assembly The Queen has marked the end of her 80th birthday celebrations with a church service. The royal family was there to help Her Majesty at Windsor Castle wrap up five days of festivities. On St George's Day in the chapel that bears his name, that is the church in Windsor Castle, a family service to give thanks for the 80th birthday of the Queen. All the members of the congregation were there at the invitation of the Queen. Among them, Earl Spencer, brother of the late Diana Princess of Wales. In his sermon the Dean of Windsor spoke of the example the Queen had set all her life of occasionally turning the other cheek, never succumbing to self pity and of always putting duty to her country first. The congregation sang the Easter hymn 'Thine be the Glory' during which a collection was taken for local hospices, and, yes, the Queen does carry money.

Ahead, another Aussie victory on the US golf tour, that's when Ten's Morning news returns.

Also, a lucky escape for F1 driver Christian Albers. In finance news,

the Australian share market has opened higher this morning. Donahue D'Souza at Commonwealth Securities and rising oil prices are hitting drivers's hip pockets, but it's a windfall for investors?

The surge in oil prices reminiscent

of the 19 seventies. BHP Billiton are

reporting huge profits. Strong global

demand continuing to push prices

high. The stand at event of this week

is the release of the consumer index

figures. The Reserve Bank shouldn't

touch interest rates any time soon. Australia has opened their one-day series against Bangladesh

with an unconvincing 4-wicket win over the hosts at Chittagong. After dismissing Bangladesh for just 195 runs the Aussies struggled in the run chase after man of the match Adam Gilchrist laid the foundations with a quickfire 76. Bangladesh failed to take advantage of a good batting track

losing three early wickets. COMMENTATOR: That's a slug shot, this could be out. There's a man down there, Brett Lee I think it is. Straight down his throat. Aftab Ahmed brought some respectability to the scorecard when he hoisted new boy Mitchell Johnson for six. That's very good shot that. Skipper Habibul Bashar blazed his way to a commendable half century. But the Aussies bowlers were in control. Bangladesh cleaned up for 195. The Australian run chase started in ruthless fashion. That'll satisfy Gilchrist. Three in a row. Gilchrist was in no mood to linger. His 50 coming off just 28 balls. That is huge, humungous, His colossal knock came to an end on 76 trapped in front by Razzak. Symonds and Ponting suffered similar fates. That should be out, yes. Michael Clarke's run-out had the Aussies reeling at 5/167. In the end, Brett Lee and Mike Hussey cautiously steered the visitors to a 4-wicket victory. Their spinners bowled very well in the middle of their innings

after Adam got us off to a flying start and they stayed in the game, they competed very well. Luckily we had Mike Hussey and some good tail-end batters to get us across the line. Gary Burchett, Ten News. Australia's Stuart Appleby is $1.3 million richer this morning after a runaway six shot win at the Houston Open. The Victorian leading the event from start to finish. Today posting 7 birdies on the way to 19-under par. There was a slight hiccup when a bug took a liking to his ball. Appleby avoiding a penalty by not touching the pesky li ttle creature. But there were no bugs in his game, Appleby joining Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only two-time winners in the US this year. Matthew Lloyd will watch tomorrow's Essendon/Collingwood Anzac Day blockbuster from his hospital bed. The Bombers' captain is currently undergoing surgery on his season-ending hamstring injury. Matthew Lloyd should have been preparing for the biggest game of the home and away season today. Instead he was preparing to go under the knife. I'm ready for it, it's what's gotta be done for me to get better. I can see the way I'm feeling without anything

So I'm ready to start the recovery from tonight onwards. Leading surgeon Julian Fellar arrived to reattach Lloyd's hamstring tendon to the bone. Carlton's fullback of the century Steve Silvagni

suffered a similar injury in 2000. And Lloyd says he'll call on the former Blue for advice during the recovery process. I think Sheeds has Steve Silvagni's number and he said when it's all done hive him a call. So I'm sure I'll do that once I get through this tonight. With Lloyd's absence the Magpies head in to tomorrow's MCG return red-hot favourites. We're not going to be underestimating on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have played with a mateship forward line for so long without one key target, so there's definitely ways around it. The Anzac round continues tonight with Port Adelaide hosting St Kilda. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. Manly has moved into the NRL top five after a brilliant first half display set up a big win over the Bulldogs. Brisbane are still in touch with the leaders after thrashing Penrith. The Broncos so dominant even their front rowers could show off some of their ball skills. I don't think there was a person who wasn't excited about what happened. To finish off with a try I just think It was like we had won a game at the last minute of the contest. Winger Tame Tupou crossing either side of half-time for Brisbane. Luke Lewis suffering a knee injury in the Panthers's loss. Frank Pritchard should escape punishment after being put on report. Penrith will play its first home game of the season this week. It'd be good to get back home but we have to put in a performance that is going to earn us a win, it's not just going to pop up because we're at home. And in a match riddled with errors at Telstra Stadium, Manly has racked up a 26-point win over the Bulldogs.

We didn't do any of the stuff that we spoke about before the game and we just made far too many errors and gifts to them of six or seven tries. Matt Orford scoring twice and with a hand in two others as the Eagles cruised to victory. Glen Lauder, Ten News.

Major injury concerns for the Socceroos ahead of the World Cup. Keeper Mark Schwarzer joining Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Tim Cahill on the injured list.

Schwarzer fractured his cheekbone in Middlesbrough's FA Cup semifinal loss to West Ham. Schwarzer suffered the injury in the first half after a collision with Hammers forward Dean Ashton. The Socceroo has just under two months to be fit

for the Aussies' opening game against Japan. More pain for Middlesbrough after Marlon Harewood's winning goal in the second half. The 1-nil win booked West Ham a berth in the final against Liverpool. Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher has won the San Marino Formula One Grand Prix. Australia's Mark Webber was sixth. It was an eventful race with Christian Albers crashing out on the opening lap after being hit by Japan's Yuji Ide. Albers was unhurt in the spectacular incident. Drama for Honda's Jenson Button. He left pit lane too early with the fuel rig still connected to his car and some of his pit crew found out the hard way. Schumacher won his 85th Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso second and Juan Pablo Montoya third. Next in Ten News weather around the nation. a world YOU create. Major events? TV PLAYS Or the best live sports coverage in Australia? Cut! Just picture it. National weather for the rest of the day: And finally this morning spectacular scenes in Greece in celebration of the orthodox Easter. At this time every year hundreds of people descend on the island of Chios for this unique Easter ritual. At midnight a mass takes place to mark the resurrection of Christ before rival parishes fire thousands of hand-made rockets across the valley in the hope of hitting the opposing church's bell tower. I'm sure you'll agree the result is spectacular, just don't get too close. The gun powder-laden rockets really pack a punch. That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Tracey Spicer, good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au