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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live.

Good morning, everyone. I'm Ron

Wilson. I'm Frank Coletta. Welcome

to Ten's Early News.

Today's main news - the dusty

clean-up continues after the

murkiest day for 70 years along the east coast.

The dust storm is due to reach North Queensland today.

The PM to make an historic address

to the UN General Assembly today.

He's already called on US President

Obama to take control of a global shake-up.

In sport, New Zealand gets some

redemption in the final netball

test, flogging Australia by 16 goals.

And in the business world - watch

out Google. Yahoo! Is to spend more

than $100 million to go after the

advertisers. Internet giant as it targets

The dust has settled across the

east coast after yesterday's

remarkably murky day. Air particle

pollution was hundreds of times

higher than normal when the thick

red dust smothered everything in

Sydney. Traffic on both the roads

and in the air was disrupted all

morning. Water restrictions from

later eased to allow people to wash

their cars, homes and driveways.

Children and the elderly and those

with heart and lung conditions were

warned to stay indoors. That health

warning is still in force today.

The NSW Ambulance Service was

called to almost 500 people with

breathing difficulties across the

State. The remnants of the storm

are expected to hit the northern

tip of Australia later today.

And here's what this morning looks

like live from our camera on top of

Channel Ten in Sydney. This is

looking west towards the Anzac

Bridge. It is beautiful. You'll

recall yesterday the car lights

were blinking out from the thick,

red haze. This morning - clear as a

bell. For those with medical

companies, the particle count

should be back to normal today.

Kevin Rudd has called on world

leaders to radically overhaul their

methods of setting global economic

policy in the wake of the financial policy in the wake of the financial

crisis. The Prime Minister has put

the changes. the onus on Barack Obama to drive

We'll be failing in our duties as

leaders at this point in history if

we do not revitalise, reform and

rebuild the international system.

Kevin Rudd will wrap up his New

York mission today with an address

Assembly. to the United Nations General

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has used

his maiden speech to the UN to tell

the global community it's failing

its people and it's not only up to

America to fix it. The US President

says it's time of leaders of the

world stepped up and tried to make

the world a better place.

Responsibility and leadership in

the 21st century demand more. In an

era when our destiny is shared,

power is no longer a zero-sum game.

He's also urged world leaders to

move in a new direction and called

on them to hold North Korea and

Iran to account for their nuclear programs.

Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull

is rubbing shoulders with leaders

abroad too. He's in London. He met

with the UK Conservative leader

David Cameron, seen as a future

prime minister. Mr Cameron is doing

very, very well and he deserves his

lead in the polls and I hope he's

able to sustain that. I'm sure he

will. Mr Turnbull described the

meeting as a success but wouldn't

reveal any specific advice he was

given by an Opposition leader,

whose popularity in the polls he'd

be happy to have himself.

Sixteenagers have been charged by

police over that ugly brawl at the

weekend. Three players from

Blacktown City were charged with

assault occasioning actual bodily

harm after a lower mountains player

was left with a broken nose. Three

assault. more were charged with common

A young girl has escaped being

crushed by an out-of-control car by

centimetres. The 6-year-old was

walking along a footpath with her

family when she saw the vehicle

hurtling in her direction. She

jumped back as it slammed into a

pole which lifted the back of the

car over her head. If she'd moved

one foot to the left or one foot in

front, it could have been bad. The

girl didn't even get a scratch.

Well, forget about any other news

in the southern half of Australia.

The countdown to the AFL Grand

Final is on in earnest. Just two

sleeps to go as the Cats and Saints

prepare for Saturday's clash. Fans

are praying for solve divine intervention.

Melbourne. The Holy Grail descends on

The footy faithful praying for the

game's disciples taking to the

Grand Final field. We do ask,

Father, your hand in protection be

upon all those who play. Geelong

won't be using last year's Grand

Final heartbreak as motivation for

win on Saturday, nor does the team

believe forecast hail and

thunderstorms will be an advantage. thunderstorms will be an advantage.

It can get wet and cold down hero

kairblly! I don't know. It's the

same for both teams. Most

footballers can play in any

conditions these days. It's a bunch

of recycled Saints who make up a

third of Saturday's Grand Final

squad. One of them is Jason Gramma

former Brisbane Lions player. I

remember wishing I could do this

and I get my cha chance this week.

Hopefully he'll see what they got

to experience. Victoria Police is

organising a game plan for

Saturday's big match. It's a

significant operation and not just

in the ground. The operation starts

at seven o'clock in the morning.

Every driver at the MCG will be

breath tested on the way out. Last

year, more than 200 were found to

be over the limit.

Swans coach Paul Roos hasn't given

up hope of Jacqueline Kent

returning to the AFL. Roos has

returned from Dublin where he

watched Kent fulfil a life-long

dream of winning an all Ireland

final with his home county of Kerry.

Now he's achieved what he wanted to

achieve, he may want to stay there

and do it again. He may come back

to the Swans. The door is open! It

was reported in the Irish Times

that kennely is about to commit to

another season with Kerry.

Parramatta is giving nothing away

About Daniel Mortimer's chances of

taking the field on Saturday night.

The Eels won't make a final call

until 90 minutes before the match.

The Eels are keeping quiet on the

results of the fitness test on

Daniel Mortimer but are keener to

talk about veterans Nathan

Hindmarsh, Nathan Cayless, and Luke

Burt. I hope we won't let them down.

The team wants to win it for

everyone. Young blokes want it as

much as we do. Ben Teo added to the

air of mystery surrounding the

Broncos team for Saturday night's

match against Melbourne. All the

talk about whether Alex Glenn can

fill Peter Wallace's shoes. You

need your best players to win big

games and, you know, Wallace is a

massive loss. The Storm players got

words of wisdom from a $25,000-a-

session motivational session. They

expect the Broncos to be as revved

up as last weekend. All year I

haven't seen a team play that

aggressive. They're prepared for

finals football and they're playing

finals football at the moment.

Australia has gone down to New

Zealand in the fifth and final

netball test in Auckland. The

Silver Ferns never looked

challenged. They led at every break

on their way to a 16-goal win.

It was a face-saving win

It was a face-saving win for the

Kiwis, the Aussies winning the

series 3-2 - just thought we'd

mention that.

Frank, our Government is nasty,

telling the Chinese to back off.

Yes, Ron. They've been told to back

off because China's plans to invest

in Australian resources have been

dealt a big blow after the defence

department said it would not

support a planned joint venture in

the sensitive Woomera

the sensitive Woomera military area

on national security grounds. Under

the deal, a Chinese company would

have paid $45 million for a half

share in the project. The Chinese

Government has been trying to buy Government has been trying to buy

up our mineral resources this year.

Internet giant Yahoo! Is about to

take its fight against Google to take its fight against Google to

lofty new heights. The company will

spend more than $100 million in an

and worldwide advertising campaign

to show computer users how Yahoo!

Can improve their Internet

experience. Yahoo! Is one of the

world's biggest companies but has

been losing market share to Google

in the past few years.

Investors peard back bullish bets

on the back of the Reserve Bank

statement in the US.

For business in brief details,

after all the turmoil, Fairfax

media chairman Ron walker says he

will step down in November if

that's what share-holders want. James Hardie Industries

James Hardie Industries will appeal

a $80,000 fine for breaches of

a $80,000 fine for breaches of

continuous disclosure rules. The

Australian Wheat Board will issue

new shares to raise $459 million.

And Rio Tinto has given an upbeat

assessment of the diamond industry

after cancelling the shutdown of a

mine in Canada.

Well, the east coast of Australia looks just marvellous today.

How's it looking? Marvellous! I've

got an empty wallet and I'm way too

old so I know why I'm not on the

young rich list this year. A

young rich list this year. A 39-

year-old property developer topped

the list this year. Find out who

else made it after the break. I

don't have any property!

This program is captioned live.

Headlines on the quarter hour here

on Ten's Early News.

The Prime Minister tells President

Obama to step up and drive changes

to the world economy.

The clean-up continues after the

day when the east coast of

Australia got covered in dust.

And just like in Hollywood films -

daring thieves break into a bank

using a helicopter as a getaway vehicle.

The dust has settled and now the

clean-up begins. The remnants of

Australia's biggest dust storm in

70 years are expected to hit the

northern tip of Australia later today.

A new dawn, so different from

yesterday. It was a beautiful snies

and I was ready to take a photo and

then I opened the blind and it was

like the end of the world. Farmers

watched it roll in, pushing its way

to the coast. No town was spared.

Some you could barely see 50m in

front of you. This is handous. It

travelled more than 1,000 km from

Australia's red heart, carried on

by wind gusts of up to 100km/h.

Landmarks were swallowed one by one.

Welcome to beautiful Sydney! At

least we can see the bridge a

little bit. I'm glad I didn't book

a bridge climb today. Out west near

Broken Hill, the sky turned to near

night as the dust passed through.

Oh, my gosh.

I think we'd better go outside. At

airports, planes were stranded. We

thought we were facing aviation

Armageddon for a little while. That

has eased but health warnings for

children and the elderly with heart

and lung conditions to stay indoors

remain. Water restrictions have

been eased to allow people to wash

their cars and homes. We expect to

be busy in the next couple of days after this clears.

Kevin Rudd has called on world

leaders to radically overhaul their

methods of setting global economic

policy in the wake of the financial crisis.

crisis. The Prime Minister has put

the onus on Barack Obama to drive

the changes.

We'll be failing in our duties as

leaders at this point in history if leaders at this point in history if

we do not revitalise, reform and

rebuild the international system.

Kevin Rudd will wrap up his visit

today with an address to the United

Nations General Assembly.

Protesters and relatives of the

Lockerbie bombing victims have

greeted Muammar Gadaffi on his

arrival at the United Nations

General Assembly in New York. Our

reporter is there.

These are the families of the

Lockerbie bombing victims, furious

and angryer now at the arrival of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi on United

States soil. It's only been weeks

since they were horrified by the

vision of good FA if I's warm

welcome home to the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and

they want him away from the United

Nations. 259 other people were

executed in their seats and the one

person convicted of murder was let

off for compassionate reasons. No

compassionate reasons for the

victims who went on the plane.

Colonel Gaddafi did arrive, though,

his first visit during his 40 years

rule. He came to address the

General Assembly. There was some

unrest on the floor and many

leaders walked out before he

finally took the podium for his

first long and rambling speech.

Traps transperhaps this may be one

of those viruses that was created

in the laboratory and it got out of

control because it was meant in the

beginning to be used as a military

weapon. Of course the other big

controversy is that tent erected

just outside New York City on

Donald Trump's property. It's

believed Libyan officials shopped

around to find a place for Colonel

Gaddafi to stay before signing a

short-term lease on the Trump

property. The Trump Corporation has

distanced itself from the

controversy now saying they had no

idea that the property was going to

be leased by Colonel Gaddafi. That

was only after local ang err and --

local anger and local authorities

threatened to shut it down.

Emma Dallimore outside the UN in

New York. Malcolm Turnbull is

rubbing shoulders will with leaders

abroad as well but he's in London.

He's met with top Tory David Cameron.

Our Europe correspondent is there.

Well, his counter-part is New York.

Malcolm Turnbull has been globe

Trotting too. He's enjoyed a few

hours of face time with UK Opposition

Opposition leader David Cameron.

Now, the Conservative leader here

is in a little bit of a better

Opposition situation to Mr Turnbull,

because here, unlike in Australia,

the nation is in the grips of a

deep recession with high

unemployment and the incumbent

leader in Gordon Brown is

struggling in the polls.

Mr Cameron is doing very, very well

and he deserves his lead in the

polls and I hope he's able to

sustain that. I'm sure

sustain that. I'm sure he will. Another marked difference between

the two leaders is the public

perception of their party's

attitudes towards climate change.

Here, David Cameron has

successfully led a campaign of

'vote blue, go green' and he's supportive of emissions trading

schemes, something the Coalition in

Australia has been accused of

stalling agreement on. We did talk

about it. The Emissions Trading

Scheme, of course, for

Scheme, of course, for the UK is

run at the European Union level so

it's not really an issue so much

for the national Government here

until Britain but we talked about

the implications for Copenhagen. We

were both heartened to see positive

comments made by the Chinese

President, Hu Jintao. Mr Turnbull

described the meeting as a success

but wouldn't reveal any specific

advice he was given by advice he was given by an

Opposition leader whose popularity

in the polls he would certainly

like for himself at home.

Paul Keating has cautioned the

Government against calling an early

election on climate change. The

former prime minister says it

wouldn't be easy to win such an

election. There are many risks, he

says, and he wouldn't want to do it.

These are relatively short

parliaments anyway. They're three

years. And the public want to see

you draw the value you draw the value from them. They

don't like early polls. They think

they're tricky and they're mostly

right. Mr Keating also disagreed

with his Labor successor saying he

believes we're probably out of the

woods when it comes to the global

financial crisis.

The Federal Opposition says

security at the nation's parts is

being jeopardised because border

protection assets are being used to

counter unauthorised boat arrivals.

The warning comes as the Navy

intercepted another vessel

yesterday, this one carrying 98

suspected asylum seekers off the

north-west coast of Australia. More

than 1,400 people have arrived on

26 boats this year, seven of them

in the past two weeks alone. The

Opposition says the latest arrival

strengthens the case for an inquiry

into border protection.

We could soon be

We could soon be voting online

rather than at polling booths if a

proposal is passed by the

Parliament. Joe Ludwig has released

a public discussion paper covering

a range of issues to do with voting.

He says many young people live in

an online environment and need to

be engaged in the political process.

There's a proposal to make voting

optional for 16-year-olds and 17- year-olds.

Wildfires are again threatening

homes in southern California. The

blazes are being stoked by the

onset of the annual Santa Ana winds.

Thousands of hectares of bushland

have burned and 600 firefighters

are trying to battle the fires from the ground and air.

Dozens of homes have been evacuated

and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

has declared a state of emergency

for those areas.

A helicopter has been used to rob a

bank in an elaborate heist in

Sweden. In a move from a Hollywood

movie, the thieves landed the

chopper on top ofam security

company in Stockholm, used

sledgehammers to get into the

building and loading the helicopter

with cash and flying off into the

night. The stolen chopper was later

found abandoned in a paddock north

of the city. It's still unclear how

much money they actually got away with.

Sport and Geelong has ruled out

using last year's Grand Final

heartbreak as motivation for a win

against St Kilda on Saturday. Asked

about the loss to the Hawks,

Cameron Ling says he can't even remember the game.

A year ago, the Cats were

devastated on Grand Final day and

after trying hard to forget that

afternoon against the Hawks, they

seem to have succeeded. I can't

really remember last year to be

honest. It's a long time ago now.

I'm not sure. Were we not that

healthy? I can't remember to be

honest. I like to live in the

moment. I can't even remember who

we played. One thing is sure -

Cameron Ling will tag one of St

Kilda's best midfielders, Lenny

Hayes looming as a likely opponent.

He's a terrific footballer, plays

the game the right way, nice and

hard, and works hard at what he

does. The pre-Grand Final nerves

are building, although Ling says

he's got plenty of distractions.

I've got a few outside interests.

Hopefully the Edge is going on well.

It's my bar on the waterfront so

I'll get a plug in there. We're

having a function there... The NRL

will kick off the 2010 season with will kick off the 2010 season with

an All Stars game, the first of its

kind, on the Gold Coast. An indigenous team will be selected

for the encounter again the NRL All

Stars coached by Wayne Bennett at

Skilled Park. I've played in

Origins and they're all special but you're representing your people,

you know, your family and it means

so much to them. The match will

mark the second anniversary of

Australia's apology to the stolen generation.

Wall Street waited all day to hear

the good news from the Federal

Reserve and then took off to hit

new highs. Problem is that

enthusiasm did not last long enough

and here with all the details is

Juliana Roadley from CommSec. It

was pear shaped at the close but

traders were upbeat early on. What

did the Fed do to make this happen?

They were positive on economic

recovery in the US and that's what

the market needed. They extended

mortgage-back purchase program by

three months. This is really a

program that's helped stabilise and

support the housing market so it's

a good sign. But traders were

worried. There was no news of an

exit plan. They want detail. They

want more news. We had the oil

price falling at the same time. The

Dow was up 81 points at the close

and the NASDAQ down by 14. Locally,

what are going to expect? An hour

ago I would have said it was r, sy

but unfortunately, our dollar and

futures market have moved into the

red. The dollar is back below 87 US

cents and the futures market sees

our market opening down 22 points

lower. Unfortunately, we've got

that oil price back below $70 US a

barrel. That will hurt the energy

sector. The glold price is still

holding around $1,014 an ounce.

A 39-year-old South Australian

property developer has topped this

year's BRW Young Rich List. Ross

Makris's fortune is estimated at a

lazy $420 million.

Ron, you may feel just a little

sorry for the self-made millionaires.

Yeah, not much, Frank. The combined

wealth of the top 100 fell by about

4.5% to $5.8 billion because 4.5% to $5.8 billion because of the financial crisis.

Today,s Reserve Bank will release

its half-yearly financial stability review.

Also the new home sales report for

last month is out today. David

Jones unveiled annual results today,

as well as Medibank private.

A young girl has had a miraculous

escape from death when a car

smashed next to her, bounced over

her and it was all caught on camera.

You should have seen the pictures.

Come to think of it - you will.

Right after Break.

Break.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines on the quarter hour here

on Ten's Early News.

The dust storm that almost brought

Sydney and Brisbane to a standstill

yesterday continues moving towards North Queensland.

The Prime Minister tells Barack

Obama to step up and drive changes

to the world economy.

In sport, New Zealand gets some

redemption in the final netball

test, flogging Australia by 16 goals.

And as many as 40 people are

expected to take the stand in the

Federal Court today over the multi

billion-dollar collapse of Storm Financial.

Massive clean-up continues after

yesterday's amazing dust storm

blanketed the east coast. Water

restrictions have been lifted in

Sydney so people can wash away the

dust that settled across the city.

The storm made its way to

Queensland and is expected to reach

the northern part of the State

today. Experts say more than $5

million tonnes of soil was blown up

during the storm and was caused by

eight years of drought.

And here's what this morning -

almost - there you go! Here's what

this morning looks like live from

our camera on top of Channel Ten in

Sydney looking west towards the an

dack bridge. That's what it was

like yesterday. Look at the

difference! Just amazing, isn't it? difference! Just amazing, isn't it?

The headlights were just blinking

through yesterday. The particle

count is almost back to normal for

those with medical conditions.

Kevin Rudd has called on world

leaders to radically overhaul their

methods of setting global policy in

the wake of the financial crisis.

The Prime Minister has put the onus

on Barack Obama to drive those

changes. We'll be failing in our

duties as leaders at this point in

history if we do not revitalise,

reform and rebuild the

international system.

Kevin Rudd will wrap up his New

York mission today with an address

to the United Nations General Assembly.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has used

his maiden speech to the UN to tell

the global community it's failing

its people and it's not only up to

America to fix it.

The US President says it's time the

leaders of the world stepped up and

tried to make the world a better place. Responsibility and

leadership in the 21st century

demand more. In an era when our

destiny is shared, power is no

longer a zero-sum game.

He's also urged the world leaders

to move in a new direction and

called on them to hold North Korea

and Iran to account for their nuclear programs.

Our Opposition leader Malcolm

Turnbull is rubbing shoulders with

leaders abroad as well but he's in

London. He's met with UK

Conservative leaders David Cameron,

who is seen as a future Prime Minister.

Mr Cameron is doing very, very well

and he deserves his lead in the

polls and I hope he's able to

sustain that. I'm sure he will. Mr

Turnbull described the meeting as a

success but wouldn't reveal any

specific advice he was given by an

Opposition leader whose popularity

in the polls he'd be happy to have

himself. Look at these pictures. A

young girl has escaped being

crushed by an out-of-control car by

centimetres. The 6-year-old was

walking along a footpath with her

family when she saw the car hurting

towards her. Had she moved one foot

to the leftd or one foot in front,

you know, sh this could have been

pretty bad for her. Amazing, isn't

it? She didn't even get a scratch.

You might as well forget any other

news in the southern half of

Australia. The countdown to the AFL

Grand Final is on in earnest. Just

two sleeps to go, as the Cats and

Saints prepare for Saturday's clash.

Fans are praying for some divine intervention. The Holy Grail The Holy Grail descends on Melbourne.

The footy faithful praying for the

game's disciples taking to the

Grand Final field. We ask, father,

that your hand in protection be on

all those who play. Geelong won't

use last year's Grand Final

heartbreak as motivation for a win

against St Kilda on Saturday. Nor

does the team believe forecast hail

and thunderstorms will be an

advantage. It can get wet and cold

down hero kairblly but no, it's - I

don't know. Most footballers know

how to play in any conditions these

days. It's a bunch of recycled

Saints who make up a third of

Saturday's Grand Final squad. One

of them is Jason Grama former

Brisbane Lions player. I remember

wishing I could do this and I get

my chance this week and, um, I'll

do everything I can and hopefully,

you know, I get to see what they

got to experience. Victoria Police

is organising a game plan for

Saturday's big match. It's a significant operation and not just

in the ground, as I've said. The

operation starts at seven o'clock

in the morning and runs until six

o'clock the following morning.

Every driver at the MCG will be

breath tested on the way out. Last

year, more than 200 were found to

be over the limit.

Swans coach Paul Roos hasn't given

up hope of Tadhg Kennelly returning

to the AFL. Roos has returned from

Dublin where he watched Kennelly

fulfil a lifelong dream of winning

an all Ireland final with his home

county of Kerry. He may want to

stay there and do it again but may

come back to the Swans. The door is

open as far as we've coming. It was

reported in the Irish Times that

Kennelly is about to get into

another season with Kerry.

Parramatta is giving nothing away w

about Daniel Mortimer's chances of

playing for the Eels on Friday

night.

The Eels are keeping quiet on the

results of the fitness test on

Daniel Mortimer's badly bruised hip.

They're focusing on Nathan

Hindmarsh, Nathan Cayless and Luke

Burt, yet to win a Premiership. We

don't want to let them down. The

young blokes want it as much as we do.

do. Ben Teo added to the air of

mystery surrounding the Broncos

team for Saturday night's match against Melbourne.

I think you need your best players

to win big games and, um, you know,

Wallace is a massive loss. The

Storm players got some words of

wisdom from a $25,000-a-session motivational speaker. motivational speaker. They're

expecting the Broncos to be as

revved up as they were last weekend.

I haven't seen is a team play that

aggressive all year. They're

prepared for finals football and

they're playing finals football at the moment.

Frank, the main problem with my

Irish accent is it sometimes sound

a little Indian. It was OK. I'll

give it a pass mark.

A big no thank you to the Chinese.

They've been told to back off by

the Army, no less. China's plans to

invest in Australia's resources

have been dealt a blow after the

Defence Department said it would

not support a joint venture in the

sensitive Woomera on national

security ground. Under the deal,

Chinese company Wisco would have Chinese company Wisco would have

paid $45 million for a half share in

in the Hawk's Nest magazine tight

project. China has been buying up project. China has been buying up our natural resources.

Storm Financial claimed to have

about $4.7 billion under management

and more than 14,000 clients and

went into administration in January.

A 19-day public examination will

investigate the running investigate the running of the

company and its subsequent collapse.

American stocks fell as investors

pared back bullish bets off the

back of an optimistic Federal

Reserve statement on the back of an

economic recovery. The Dow Jones

lost 81 points and the NASDAQ was

off 14.

Across to Europe - the major

markets shed just a few points

between them. They were pulled down

by oils and miners. Hong Kong shares were down.

Being a good Italian boy, you have

a five o'clock shadow, six o'clock

shadow, seven o'clock shadow. Where

is this going? GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA NELSON... WITH YOUR LOCAL NEWS ... FIRST UP, THE UNION, WHICH REPRESENTS UNIVERSITY TEACHERS SAYS, IT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, AND PROPOSED CHANGES, TO CANBERRA, AND PROPOSED CHANGES, TO EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS. THE UNI, HAS SENT A LETTER TO THE UNION AND SAYS, IT WILL TAKE ACTION AGAINST ADS, WHICH HAVE SPOKEN NEGATIVELY AGAINST ITS PLANS. BUT THE UNION SAYS, IT'S NOT BEING DETERRED BY THE THREATS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE CHANGES. MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS STEVE WHAN SAYS, BUSINESSES IN THE MONARO, WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS NEW ONLINE TOOLS, AND THE BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICE. WHAN, WHO'S ALSO THE LOCAL FEDERAL M-P, HAS DENIED CLAIMS, FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE ELECTORATE, AND ACROSS NEW SOUTH WALES, HAS BEEN REDUCED. HE SAYS, THE QUEANBEYAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE, WILL RUN THE SOUTHERN TABLELANDS BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICE, UNTIL 20-12. AND FLORIADE NIGHTFEST IS CONTINUING THIS WEEK, UNTIL SUNDAY. GET DOWN TO COMMONWEALTH PARK, TO CHECK OUT THE FEATURES OF THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL, INCLUDING LOTUS LOUNGE COCKTAIL BAR, AND LINDEMANS EARLY HARVEST TASTING MARQUEE. TO SPORT, AND THE UNDER 16 NEW SOUTH WALES, A-C-T RAMS, ARE IN MELBOURNE THIS WEEK, PREPARING TO PLAY IN THE CURTAIN RAISER, FOR THE THIS YEAR'S GRAND FINAL MATCH. THE RAMS, ARE SET TO TAKE ON QUEENSLAND, IN THE DIVISION TWO PREMIERSHIP MATCH, AHEAD OF THE CATS, AND THE SAINTS, BATTLING IT OUT FOR THIS YEAR'S A-F-L TITLE. NOW TO THE LATEST WEATHER ...

THE COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM HAS MOVED OUT INTO THE TASMAN SEA, WHILE A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS ARE MOVING INTO THE BIGHT. LOOKING ACROSS THE NATION - FINE, AND PARTLY CLOUDY FOR CANBERRA - MOSTLY SUNNY FOR SYDNEY - DRY IN BRISBANE, BUT WET IN THE OTHER CAPITALS CHECKING WHAT TO EXPECT ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES - MOSTLY SUNNY AND 21 THE TOP FOR DUBBO - A POSSIBLE SHOWER AND 19 FOR WAGGA MOSTLY SUNNY AND 17 FOR BATHURST AND GOULBURN - 23 FOR BATEMANS BAY - SHOWERS FOR PERISHER MOSTLY SUNNY WITH AN EXPECTED TOP OF 19 FOR MUDGEE - 23 FOR NOWRA - TWO FOR THREDBO LOOKING AHEAD - TOMORROW - WE CAN EXPECT WINDY CONDITIONS, WITH LATE SHOWERS SATURDAY - WET AND WINDY SUNDAY - WILL STILL BE WINDY, BUT MOSTLY FINE

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This program is captioned live.

These are the headlines.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is all

set to address the United Nations

General Assembly in New York this

morning. Ten News will bring you

that when it happens.

Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi

succeeds in rubbing everyone the

wrong way during his first trip to

the United States.

And the weirdest, wackiest and

downright worst facial hair the

world has to offer at the beard and

moustache championships in Germany.

The dust has settled. Now the

clean-up begins. Now the remnants

of the worst dust storm in 70 years

are due to hit the northern tip of are due to hit the northern tip of Australia today.

A new dawn, so different from

yesterday. I thought it was a

beautiful sun rise and I was ready

to take a photo when I opened the

blind and then I thought it was the

end of the world. Farmers watched

it roll in, a wall of glowing

orange haze pushing its way to the

coast. No town was spared. Some you

could barely see 50 metres in front

of you. It's horrendous. It

travelled more than 1,000

kilometres from Australia's red

heart, carried on by wind gusts of

up to 100km/h. Landmarks were

swallowed one by one. BioInitiative Report welcome to

beautiful Sydney. At least we can beautiful Sydney. At least we can

see the bridge a little bit. I'm

glad I didn't book a bridge climb

today. Out west, near Broken Hill,

the sky turned to near night as the

dust passed through. Oh, my gosh. I

think we'd better go outside. At airports, planes

airports, planes were stranded. We

thought we were facing aviation

Armageddon for a little while.

That's now eased but health That's now eased but health

warnings for children and the

elderly with heart and lung

conditions to stay indoors remain.

Water restrictions have been eased

to allow people to wash their cars

and homes. Expecting to be busy in

the next couple of days after this

clears. The clean-up begins.

Kevin Rudd has called on world

leaders to radically overhaul their

methods of setting global economic

policy in the wake of the financial

crisis. The Prime Minister has put

the onus on Barack Obama to drive

those changes. We'll be failing in

our duties as leaders at this point

in history if we do not revitalise,

reform and rebuild the

international system. Kevin Rudd

will wrap up his New York mission

today with an address to the United

Nations General Assembly.

Protesters and relatives of the

Lockerbie bombing victims have

greeted Muammar Gadaffi on his

arrival at the United Nations

General Assembly in New York. Our

reporter is there. These are the

families of the Lockerbie bombing

victims, furious and angryer now at

the arrival of Libya's Colonel

Gaddafi on United States soil. It's

only been weeks since they were

horrified by the vision of

Gaddafi's warm welcome home to the

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-

Megrahi and they want him away from

the United Nations. 259 other

people were executed in their seats.

And the one person convicted of

murder was let off for

compassionate reasons. No

compassionate reasons for those

victims on the plane. Colonel

Gaddafi did arrive, though. His

first visit during his 40-year rule.

He came to address the General He came to address the General

Assembly. There was some unrest on

the floor before he finally took

the podium for his first long and rambling speech.

TRANSLATION: Perhaps this virus may

be one of those viruss that was

created in the laboratory and it

got out of control created in the laboratory and it got out of control because it was

meant in the beginning to be used

as a military weapon. The other big

controversy is the tent erected

just outside New York City on

Donald Trump's property. It's

believed ribbian officials shopped

around to find a play for Colonel

Gaddafi to stay before signing a

short-term lease on the Trump

property. The Trump Corporation has

distanced itself from this

controversy saying they had no idea

the property would be leased by

Colonel Gaddafi. That was only

after local anger and local

authorities threatened to shut it

down. That's our Emma Dallimore at the UN.

Malcolm Turnbull is rubbing

shoulders with leaders abroad too.

He's in London and has met with top Tory David Cameron.

While his counter-part is in New

York, Malcolm Turnbull has been

globetrotting too. He's enjoyed a

few hours of face time with UK

Opposition leader David Cameron.

Now, the Conservative leader here

is in a little bit of a better

opposition situation to Mr Turnbull,

because here, unlike in Australia,

the nation is in the grips of a

deep recession with high

unemployment and the incumbent

leader in Gordon Brown is

struggling in the polls. Mr Cameron

is doing very, very well and he

deserves his lead in the poms and I

hope he's able to sustain that. I'm

-- in the polls, and I hope he's

able to sustain that. I'm sure he

will. Another marked difference is

the public perception of their

party's attitudes towards climate

change. Here, drop has successfully

led a campaign of 'vote blue, go

green' and he's supportive of

emissions trading schemes. We did

talk about it. The Emissions

Trading Scheme of course for the UK

is run at the European Union level

so it's not really an issue so much

for the national government here in

Britain but we talked about the

implications for Copenhagen. We

were both heartened to see positive

comments made by the Chinese

President, Hu Jintao. Mr Turnbull

described the meeting as a success

but wouldn't reveal any specific

advice he was given by an

Opposition leader whose level of

popularity in the polls he would

certainly like for himself at home.

Paul Keating has cautioned the

Government against calling an early

election on climate change. The

former prime minister says it

wouldn't be easy to win such an

election. There are many risks, he

says, and he wouldn't want to do it.

There's a relatively short

Parliament anyway, three years, and

the public want to see you draw the

value frem from them. They don't

like early polls. They think

they're tricky and they're mostly

right. Mr Keating also disagreed

with his Labor successor saying he

believes we probably are out of the

woods when it comes to the global financial crisis.

The Federal Opposition says

security at the nation's ports is

being jeopardised because border

protection assets are being used to

counter unauthorised arrivals.

Another vessel was intercepted

yesterday carrying 98 suspected

asylum seekers off the north-west

coast of Australia. More than 1,400

people have arrived on 26 boats so

far this year, seven of them in the

past two weeks alone. The

Opposition says this latest arrival

strengthens the case for an inquiry

into border protection.

Assisted suicide will be possible

today for people in England and

Wales, if a person can convinced

the police they're acting

selflessly and with compassion.

Under new guidelines it's unlikely

they'll be prosecuted.

They are the individual tragic

cases that have brought the issue

of assisted suicide to a head over

the past few years. The families

where the time to die has been

chosen but those who helped in some

way have not been prosecuted even

though assisted suicide is illegal

here. It was too much of a grey

area for multiple sclerosis area

Debbie Purdy. She wanted it spelled

out. Under what circumstances would

her husband face prosecution if he

helped her end her life should that

time come. Today, she said the

legal clarification did offer her

some reassurance. It has tried to

be clear about the difference

between malicious encouragement and

compassionate support for people

who have come to the end of their

lives and have decide that life is intolerable.

This simply clarifies when

prosecution also be brought and

when they won't be brought. There's

always been that skegs and it's always been that skegs and it's

been there since 1961. It's a

highly emotional debate and one

that will continue to raise

questions. Here's something on a

lighter note. Inspiration for any

man thinking of taking part in

Movember this year. The world beard

and moustache championships are

being held in Germany. More than

160 men paraded various styles of

primed and preened facial fluff.

There are different categories of

course, including Dali and imperial.

One winner says he has been growing

his masterpiece for more than 10 years.

Oh, Geelong has ruled out using

last year's Grand Final heartbreak

as motivation for a win against St

Kilda on Saturday. Cameron Ling

says he can't even remember last year's game.

A year ago, the Cats were

devastated on Grand Final day and

after trying hard to forget that

afternoon against the Hawks, they

seem to have succeeded. I can't

remember last year to be honest.

It's a long time ago now. I'm not

sure. Were we not that healthy last

year? I contribute remember to be

honest. I like to live in the

moment. I can't even really

remember who we played. One thing

is for sure. Cameron Ling will tag

one of St Kilda's best, Lenny Hayes

looming as a likely opponent. Lenny

is a terrific footballer, plays the

game the right way, nice and hard,

and works hard at what he does. The

pre-Grand Final nerves are building,

although Ling says he's got plenty

of distractions. I've got a few

outside interests. Hopefully the

Edge is going well, the bar on the

Waterfront this week. Just get a

little plug in there. We are

actually having a Grand Final function there and... (LAUGHTER)

The NRL will kick off its 2010

season with an All Stars game, the

first of its kind, on the Gold

Coast. An indigenous All Stars team

will be selected for the February

13th encounter against the NRL All

Stars coached by Wayne Bennett at

Skilled Park. Origin is special but

you're representing your people,

your family and it means so much to

them. The match will mark the

second anniversary of Australia's

apology to the stolen generation.

Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy has

scored a crucial away goal for his

J league side in the first leg of

their Asian Champions League

quarterfinal. The goal gave Nagoya

Grampas an early lead. Kennedy's

side can progress to the semis with

a 1-0 victory in the return leg at Nagoya a 1-0 victory in the return leg at Nagoya next Wednesday.

Wall Street waited for good news

and took off to hit new highs

yesterday but the enthusiasm did

not last long enough. Juliana

Roadley, it went pear-shaped at the

close but early this morning

traders were upbeat. What did the

Fed do to make it happen? Positive

comments rallied the market some.

They left rates on comments rallied the market some. They left rates on hold and

extended their mortgage-back extended their mortgage-back extended their

purchase program. It's a positive

program that's helped stabilise and

support the housing market and

they're extending it by three

months but traders were unhappy.

There wasn't any news or big plans,

no exit plans. They sold off on

that news and the fact that the oil

price was heading south. The Dow

was off and the NASDAQ down also.

Any good news for how the market

back home is shaping up. With the

falls in the US markets, so falls in the US markets, so went

the Aussie dollar and futures marks

at home. We're expected to open 25

points lower this morning, the

Aussie dollar falling back below 87

US cents now.

The gold price is off and the oil

price is off so it will be hard for

the markets to make ground today

but David Jones are coming out with

their annual result. Yesterday we

had a major city in red and it

looks like the market will be the

same way today. No red in the

weather forecast today!

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

first 15 minutes of the bulletin

are available from the Ten News

website. I'll see you again for the

morning news. Have a great day.