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Good morning. Welcome to Ten News.

This morning's top stories, Prince

William continues his hearts and

minds tour of Sydney. He even hit

the town for a drink and a seafood

dinner. In Haiti, the breakdown in law and

order. More than a million kids now

estimated to be orphans. In sport, Lleyton Hewitt has

breezed through to the second round of the Australian Open.

In finance, the end of nearly 200

years of British history as Cadbury

is swallowed up by an American. years of British history as Cadbury is swallowed up by an American.

A quick look at today's weather:

Prince William will have a little

time to rest in Sydney stod. He's

expected to visit the Prime

Minister before meeting soldiers at

Holsworthy Army Base. He'll then

head to Garden Island before lunch

at the Botanic Gardens. Yesterday,

the 27-year-old set a cracking pace.

He was also watched by fans last

night out and about at a Sydney night spot.

There are warnings today that an

orphan crisis of unbearable

proportions is unfolding in Haiti.

UNICEF says the earthquake has left

more than a million youngsters

without anyone to care for them.

Just five months old, orphaned and

frightened. This baby has a number

rather than a name as doctors try

to treat him for his injuries at a

field hospital. He came barely

conscious. He was severely conscious. He was severely

dehydrated. The doctors do what

they can, sometimes treating the

children with others comforting

them. Pregnant mothers have also

flocked to this makeshift clinic

giving birth amid the rubble. Their

labour brought on my shock. This orphanage in Port-au-Prince was

flattened by the quake. 132

children lived here. 53 have

perished. Each survivor has

witnessed horror way beyond their

years. In a country ill equipped to

deal with orphans even before

disaster struck, what now for

Haiti's lost generation?

And more footage has emerged of the

terrifying moment the quake struck.

An American missionary was

recording a video with youngsters

in a children's home when the

ground started to shake. Children

ran away screaming as the walls

started to crumble. Everyone here,

fortunately, made it out alive.

Australia's former defence chief,

Peter Cosgrove, has linked attacks

on Indian students with the con

riots and warned that they're a bit

any of criminality. He said that

Australians shouldn't be complacent

when it comes to racism. Is there a

strand of racism or perhaps pockets

of racism here in Australia?

Undoubtedly. He says the incidents Undoubtedly. He says the incidents

are damaging Australia's world reputation and the good

humanitarian work Aussies do around humanitarian work Aussies do around

the globe.

Thousands of school teachers say Thousands of school teachers say

they are prepared to strike if a

bid to block national league tables

being published. But the Federal

Government isn't ruling out legal

action against the Education Union

to enforce the plans.

Teachers from across the country

voting as one to take on the

Government and block the

publication of National League publication of National League

Tables. We won't open the boxes. We

won't. The deputy PM is standing firm. Students' grades will be put

on the net from January 28 and

media can publish and compare the

data as they see fit. Transparency

will make sure that we shine a

spotlight on where we need to do

better. The Education Union says

the league tables are too

simplistic. They don't take into

account factors like a child's

upbringing, their IQ or whether

English is their first language,

and teachers say publishing school

results will only hurt the kids

doing it the toughest. They have to

walk across the paddock more times

than the other kids, but they'll

get there. They don't need to be

compared with other schools.

Shaming our mob with league tables

won't close the gap.

Senior Labor politicians have

praised Bob McMullan who has

announced he'll retire at the next

election. He's represented the ACT

electorate of Fraser for more than

20 years. He says he wants a career

change to help in the fight against

global poverty. The Prime Minister global poverty. The Prime Minister

says Mr McMullan, as parliamentary

secretary for International

Development Assistance, always made

sure that funding went to people

who needed it.

Three children are being treated

for shock after after watching

their parents drown while on

holiday in the NSW north coast. The

Sydney family were swimming at a

beach when the 44-year-old woman

got caught in a rip. Her 42-year-

old husband went to save her, but

both were swept out to sea.

The body of an English pilot making

a charity flight from England to

Australia has been found off the

French coast. Martin Bromage was

reported missing after failing to

land in France. The first stop on

his planned 17,000 km trip to raise

money for the war charity, Hope for

Heroes. He had planned to make the

solo trip to Australia in five

weeks, but in his last radio call,

he reported hitting bad weather

across the Channel.

Some highs and lows for the Aussies

on day two of the Australian Open.

Casey Dellacqua and Samantha Stosur

progressed with hard-fought wins.

And Alicia Molik had a

disappointing first match defeat.

Lleyton Hewitt launched his 14th

Open campaign with a win against Hocevar.

Lleyton Hewitt stepped on to Centre

Court with his wife in the stands

and the green and gold army in tow.

He was on display against Ricardo

Hocevar. The 22nd seed showed no

mercy. In his 14th consecutive

Australian Open, Hewitt's home

court knowledge was obvious against

his out of town rival. H, cevar

finally succumbing in straight sets.

I stepped it up in the first set

and really took it to him. I was

able to accelerate from there on.

Alicia Molik turned back the clock

against French woman, Julie Kwan.

The match pushed to three sets, and The match pushed to three sets, and

while Molik showed some fight...

The former world number eight could

not stave off a disappointing first round defeat.

Victoria will meet SA in Saturday

night's Twenty20 cricket final

after scoring a six wicket win over

Queensland last night. All rounder

Andrew Symonds was there with the

bat. The Vics were never really

troubled in the run chase.

Man of the match, David Hussey,

smashed the Bushrangers to victory

with an unbeaten 60.

Adelaide United's quest to lift

itself from the bottom of the A-

League table has been sunk by a

second half Perth Glory feast.

Lucas Pantelis opened the scoring

in the 13th minute with an in the 13th minute with an

attempted cross which crossed the

goalline. The Reds went two up when goalline. The Reds went two up when

Travis Dodd pickled the pocket of

the Perth defence, but the Glory

hit back hard with three goals in 15 minutes.

The Glory in front. What a comeback.

The away win keeps the Glory in the finals mix.

Time for finance now and the end of

a very, very sweet British era.

Just as long as the chocolate

doesn't dry up, I'll be happy.

Cadbury have accepted a takeover

offer from Kraft which has been

offered $20 billion for Cadbury.

That's a 5% premium over the

chocolate maker's closing price on

Monday. The deal is yet to be approved by shareholders and the

door is still open for the other

big US company, Hershey, to jump in

with a rival bid. Some people in

Britain are not happy with the

prospect of losing Cadbury, which

began as a grocery store in Birmingham.

In one of Asia's biggest corporate

failures, Japan Airlines has filed

for bankruptcy, sinking in a sea of

debt worth $28 billion. It means

that the airline, which carried 45

million passengers last year alone,

will be restructured, losing a

third of the workforce and many of

the profitable routes. It's also

lost its president who apologised

for the company's woes. The

Japanese Government will lend it

$10 billion to keep operating, but

JAL's long-suffering shareholders

are set to lose everything.

The December figures for new car

sales will be released today and

are expected to be a barometer of

the economy. The stimulus tax break

for bills vehicles ended on

December 31 so the figures should

reflect a last minute buying rush.

But analysts say that now the tax

break is down, sales of new cars

will likely be sluggish for the first half of 2010.

To a check of the markets and an

anal ips upgrade for McDonalds and

the Kraft group there.

Briefly now in other business news:

Let's look at today's weather:

Still ahead, a dare deveel skydiver

tries for a world record jump through New Zealand's iconic Hole

in the Rock.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes here on Ten News.

Prince William will keep up his

frantic pace in Sydney today with

another packed schedule. There's

been no rest for the man who is

used to regimented life. Last night,

he even hit the town.

Prince William is winning hearts

everywhere he goes on this

whirlwind tour. You got what every

girl in Australia wants. A kiss off

Prince William. And I asked nicely

and he was nice enough to say, of course you can.

Whether it is rubbing shoulders

with Australia's elite, or just the

average Joe Blow, everyone is left

with a lasting impression. He

turned right around and gave us a

lovely smile. A very handsome young

man. Many are eager to know if the

future King will soon be off the

market anded we long-term

girlfriend, Kate Middleton.

Overnight, the prince headed to a

Sydney night spot. We were just

eating over there and then we saw

the paparazzi over there snapping

and you turn your head and see a

group of people walking up the

stairs. He couldn't resist the

seafood platter. He said thank you

and can I get you anything else and

he said, actually yeah, a mojito.

By all accounts, the prince was

like any other person just out for

a good time. Very polite, yeah.

Very nice. Big smile on his fails.

But not everyone got as close.

Tried going up the stairs, but we

were stopped. The question is, did

Prince William see us! This morning,

the prince will meet soldiers at

Holsworthy and then head to Garden

Island to tour a research vessel.

He'll then have a BBQ lunch at

Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.

Prince William will be in Melbourne tomorrow.

It's emerged this morning that more

than a million children have been

orphaned by the Haiti earthquake.

It has prompted calls for many to

be allowed to settle permanently in America.

American soldiers swooped down on

the presidential palace in Haiti

bringing food and water to

survivors. Very happy, man.

Helicopters are delivering aid from

offshore ships and planes are now

making air drops to the hardest hit

areas. But a week after the quake,

thousands are starving. I walk

through the fields where people are

just sitting there and they haven't

eaten since last Tuesday. You know,

what can we do? I'm helpless? I can

not do anything without food and

help. It's taken days to get aid to

the people because of concerns of

rioting. Desperation has set in.

For nearly a week now, they have

been forced to fend for themselves.

Looters and scavengers are fighting

for what they can. But order is

returning to some communities.

People are lining up for water.

Merchants are selling their wears

and some are building shanty towns.

But hospitals are still overwhelmed.

Many are being moved for treatment.

Here's this baby. We need him

airlifted out. This five-month-old

baby was pulled from the debris and

left at a hospital barely conscious.

There are orphans roaming the

streets and United Nations workers

are making sure that those children

get the care that they need.

Fire destroyed a restaurant in

Sydney's Inner West this morning. A

nearby resident at Glebe called

police, but the building was

engulfed in flames when the

firecrews arrived. There was no-one

inside. Three people were evacuated

from neighbouring buildings.

The Federal Government has promise

today press ahead with national

league tables despite strike

threats by teachers. From next

Thursday, students' grades will be

used to rank schools right across

the nation. Transparency will make

sure that we shine a spotlight on

where we need to do better. Shaming

our mob with league tables won't our mob with league tables won't

close the gap. Education union

members have vote today boycott the

plan. The Government may have to

use legal action to enforce the measures. measures.

An ongoing heatwave in Perth is

continuing to see records fall.

Hundreds of homes were left without

power as the city experienced its

third day above 40 degrees. If we

continue on and go into the average

type of weather for February, it

will be one of the hottest, if not

the hottest summer on record. Perth's average maximum temperature

has been 31.8 this summer and

there's been no rain there for 60 days.

Qul Police are investigating --

Queensland Police are investigating

footage of a young person riding on

top of a freight train. It's a

popular thrill known as train

surfing. Authorities warn that

someone could be killed. Police are

trying to track down the man who

recorded his dangerous ride,

filming with one hand and hanging

on for dear life with the other.

The train is travelling from

Towoomba to Brisbane at 80km/h

speeding in and out of tunnels.

There's barely half a metre

clearance. The train driver has no

idea. If these people were still on idea. If these people were still on

top of the containers as they come

under the overheadlines, thousands

of volts of electricity could jump

across and electrocute them and

they'd be dead on the spot. Two

people have died skylarking on rail

tracks. You jump off a train at

60km/h, you hit the ground at about

120km/h. And the Internet is making

the problem worse. The whole world

is watching and sharing information.

You really feel the steal, you know.

It's just a lot of jarring. Police are investigating.

In this case, we'll be co-operating

fully with the police inquiry and

supporting any penalties that apply.

At the end of the clip, the thrill

seekers have posted two photos.

A dare deveel has attempted the

skydiving equivalent of threading

the eye of a needle. He thought it

might be fun to leap from a plane

300 metres up and see if he could

parachute through New Zealand's

iconic hole in the rock. While it

looked like he was going to do it

too but he didn't quite f have

enough power. He stay f says he

might have another go soon.

Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua

have secured wins. And Lleyton

Hewitt has launched the 14th Open

campaign with a win against Hoceva.

After winning the first five games,

Hewitt maintained focus against the

unheralded opponent

I stepped it up in the first set

and took it to him.

In the Grand Slam return, Alicia

Molik suffered a tough three-set

loss to Jewel ci Coin.

Victoria is through to the Twenty20

big bash cricket final for the fifth big bash cricket final for the

fifth consecutive year. David

Hussey steered them to a win.

They'll meet SA in Saturday night's decider.

Big bucks time in the big bash. A

Champions League trip to India up

for grabs and Queensland opener

Chris Simpson was going after the

cash. But the home side collapsed

to be 5/54. Andy Symonds failing to be 5/54. Andy Symonds failing

again. Out on the second ball. Then,

Duncan James Hopes to the rescue.

Dunk the aggressor.

The young keeper smashing 70 runs

off 40 because, setting Victoria a

winning target of 150. Luke Hodge

getting the visitors -- Brad Hodge

getting the visitors -- Brad Hodge

getting the visitors off to a start.

When he went, David Hussey took

over. Cameron White upping the ante.

But man of the match, Hussey, doing

most of the damage. Unbeaten on 60.

Victoria home by six wickets.

German cyclist, Andre Greipel has German cyclist, Andre Greipel has

taken out the opening stage of the taken out the opening stage of the

Tour Down Under. The 2008 Tour

winner crashed out of last year's

race. Better fortune for him this

year. The 27-year-old's Team year. The 27-year-old's Team

Columbia's colleagues gave him a

passage into the final sprint. We passage into the final sprint. We

won the stage and I think we deserved the victory.

Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans

finished safely at the back of the

bunch. Adelaide's King Rowe, took

out King of the mountain on us. bunch. Adelaide's King Rowe, took out King of the mountain on us.

US stocks have rallied on Wall

Street overnight after the long

weekend there. Here with the

details is Nick Walter from

Macquarie Private Wealth. And the

market seems to have shrugged off

the sentiment of Citigroup's fourth quarter loss.

It is always encouraging when

markets rally despite bad news.

Citigroup, one of the US's largest

banks actually reported a loss of

$7.6 billion for the quaurer. That

number is frightening, but wasn't

enough to deter investors and the

market is up 100 points. I think

with Citigroup, a large component

of the loss is a repayment back to

the US Government to repay some of

the support that they received 12

months earlier. Looking at the DOW

at the moment, it is up over 100

points T must bode well for the

share market. We'll get off to a

strong start. Commodity prices were

higher and BHP and Rio should be

higher. But BHP released the

production numbers this morning. We

have a strong lead from Rio Tinto's

production numbers a week earlier

so likely to see strength there.

Also, the banks are likely to

recover yesterday's losses and also

some consumer sentiment data out

this morning. It will be a busy

morning, but we do expect a strong start.

Great, we'll talk to you again shortly.

As Nick said, it is a busy day

ahead in business:.

Here's what's happening with today's weather:

Still ahead - a pilot attempting to

fly a very small plane from England

to Australia has not even made it

as far as France. That's coming up.

In finance, Cadbury chocolate has

been swallowed up by an American

giant. Details when the Early News returns.

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You're watching Ten News.

This morning's top stories. Another

busy day ahead for Prince William

as he continues to win the hearts

of Sydneysiders. On the cards today,

a meeting with the Prime Minister. In Haiti, seven days on, the

spotlight moves from the search for

survivors to the recovery of bodies.

What to do with a million orphans.

In sport, Lleyton Hewitt is doing

it easy. He's breetzed through the

second round of the Australian Open.

Then in finance, the end of nearly

200 years of British history as

chocolate maker, Cadbury, is

swallowed up by an American.

Prince William will have little

time to rest in Sydney today. He's

expected to visit the Prime

Minister mid-morning before meeting

soldiers at Holsworthy Army Base.

He'll then head to Garden Island

before having lunch at Sydney's

Royal Botanic Gardens hosted by the

NSW Premier. Yesterday, the 27-

year-old set a cracking pace. He

was also watched by fans last night

out and about at a Sydney night spot.

Well, there are warnings today that

an orphan crisis of unbearable

proportions is unfolding in Haiti.

UNICEF says the earthquake has left

more than a million youngsters

without anyone to care for them.

Just five months old, orphaned and

frightened. This baby has a number

rather than a name as doctors try

to treat him for his injuries at a

field hospital. He came barely

conscious with... He was severely

dehydrated. The doctors do what

they can, sometimes treating the

children, but others comforting

them. Pregnant mothers have also

flocked to this makeshift clinic,

giving birth amid the rubble. Their

labour brought on by shock. This

orphanage in Port-au-Prince was

flattened by the quake. 132

children lived here. 53 have

perished. Each survivor has

witnessed horror way beyond their

years. In a country ill equipped to

deal with orphans even before

disaster struck, what now for

Haiti's lost generation?

Australia's former defence chief, Peter Cosgrove, has linked attacks

on Indian students with the

Cronulla riots and warned that they

Cronulla riots and warned that they

were becoming a litany of

criminality. The general used an

Australia Day speech to warn

Australians that they shouldn't be

complacant when it comes to racism.

Is there a strand of racism or

perhaps pockets of racism here in

Australia? Undoubtedly.

He says the incidents are damaging

Australia's world reputation and

the good humanitarian work Aussies

do around the globe.

Thousands of school teachers say

they're prepared to strike in a bid

to block national league tables

from being published. But the

Federal Government isn't ruling out

legal action against the Education

Union to enforce its plan.

Teachers from across the country

voting as one to take on the

Government and block the

publication of national league

tables. We won't open the boxes. We

won't. The Deputy Prime Minister is

standing firm. Students' grades

will be put on the net from January

28 and media can publish and

compare the data as they see fit.

Transparency will make sure that we

shine a spotlight on where we need

to do better. The education Union

says the League Tables are too

simplistic. They don't take into

account factors like a child's

upbringing, their IQ or whether

English is their first language.

And teachers say that publishing

school results will only hurt the

kids doing it the toughest. They

have to walk across the paddock

more times than other kids, but

they'll get there. They don't need

to be compared with other schools.

Shaming our mob with league tables

won't close the gap. A $360 million

upgrade will ensure that the

Australian Open remains in

Melbourne until 2036. Under the

plan, the tournament will become

the first Grand Slam to boast three

courts with retractable roofs. The

Victorian Premier convinced he's

hit a winner with with a

multimillion dollar bid to keep the

Australian Open in Melbourne. This

was a genuinely footloose

tournament post 2016. We could have

kept it, but we could have lost it.

That's the reality. The

redevelopment will include a

retractable roof and 1,500 extra

seats for market court arena. Rod

Laver arena will also receive a

facelift, guaranteeing that the

Open will remain until 2036. The

differential that existed between

us and the other grand slams and

we're leading them in many aspects

of the Australian Open and we want

to continue that. According to John

Brumby, the massive $363 million

investment is money well spent. A

third of those who attended were

from interstate or overseas and

they help today generate something

like $160 million.

Construction will begin when this

year's tournament ends to be

completed by 2015. And as day three

gets under way, security remains

tight with police ejecting four people yesterday.

Three children are being treated

for shock after watching their

parents drown while on holidays on

the NSW north coast. The Sydney

family were swimming at a beach at

South Ballina when the 44-year-old

woman got caught in a rip. Her 42-

year-old husband went to save her

but both were swept out to sea.

More than 40 people have drowned in

Australia since Christmas eve.

The body of an English pilot making

a charity flight from England to

Australia has been found off the

French coast. Martin Bromage was

reported missing after failing to

land in France. The first stop on

his planned 17,000km trip to raise

money for the war charity, Hope for

Heroes. He had planned to make the

solo trip to Australia in five

weeks, but in his last radio call,

he reported hitting bad weather

across the Channel.

Some highs and lows for the Aussies

on day two of the Australian tennis

on day two of the Australian tennis open.

open. Samantha Stosur and Casey

Dellacqua progressed. Alicia Molik Dellacqua progressed. Alicia Molik

had a disappointing first match

defeat. Lleyton Hewitt launched his defeat. Lleyton Hewitt launched his

first round opening campaign with a

win against Ricardo Hocevar.

Lleyton Hewitt stepped on to Centre

Court with the wife in the stands

Court with the wife in the stands

and the green and gold army in tow.

He was on display against Ricardo

Hocevar. The 22nd seed showed no

mercy. In his 14th consecutive

Australian Open, Hewitt's home

court knowledge was obvious against

the out of town rival. Hocevar

finally succumbing in straight sets.

You know, I stepped it up in the

first set and really took it to him.

I was able to accelerate from there

on. In the grand slam return,

Alicia Molik turned back the clock

against Julie Coin.

The match pushed to three sets, and

while Alicia Molik showed some

fight... The former world number

eight could not stave off a

disappointing first round defeat. disappointing first round defeat. eight could not stave off a

night's Twenty20 cricket final Victoria will meet SA in Saturday

after scoring a six wicket win over

Queensland last night. All arounder

Andy Symonds again failed with the

bat. An unbeaten 70 from

wicketkeeper Ben Dunk helped the

home side to a representible 149.

But the Vics were never really

troubled in the run chase.

Man of the match David Hussey Man of the match David Hussey

smashed the Bushrangers to victory

with an unbeaten 60.

Adelaide United's quest to lift

itself from the bottom of the A-

League table has been sunk by a

second half Perth Glory goal feast.

Lucas Pantelis opened the scoring

in the 13th minute with an

attempted cross which went over the

goalline. The Reds went two up when

skipper Travis Dodd picked the

pocket of the Perth defence. But

the Glory hit back hard with three

goals in 15 minutes.

COMMENTATOR: The Glory in front. COMMENTATOR: The Glory in front.

What a come back. The away win

keeps the Glory in the finals mix.

Time for finance now and the end of

an era for a sweet British

tradition.

That's right. The board of Cadbury

chocolates has accepted a takeover

offer from the American food giant,

Kraft. It's offered $20 billion for

Cadbury and that's a 5% premium

over the chocolate maker's closing

share price on Monday. The deal is

yet to be approved by shareholders

and the door is still open for

other big US companies like Hershey

to jump in with a rival bid. Some to jump in with a rival bid. Some

people in Britain are not happy at

the prospect of losing Cadbury

which began as a grocery store in

Birmingham in 1824.

In one of the biggest corporate

failure, Japan Airline has filed

for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy

means that the airline which

carried 45 million passengers last

year will be restructured, losing a

third of the workforce and many of

the less profitable routes. It's

also lost its president who

apologised for the company's woes.

The Japanese Government will lend

it $10 billion to keep operating

during the takeover, but JAL's

long-suffering shareholders are set

to lose everything.

A quick check of the markets now:

Here's a quick look at today's weather:

Let's quickly check websites from

around the world now. The Scotsman

looks at the story of a school

principal who took her own life

after an inspection of her school

criticised her performance.

The Vancouver Sun says that the

Government has matched thrar for

dollar the $60 million matched by

Canadians for victims in Haiti.

And the 'Chicago Tribune' says that

Barack Obama has ban back to his

home city just a handful of times

since becoming President a year ago.

Still to come, the health cost on

the soldiers going to war.

Thousands are sick and injured.

We'll have the details, next. AUSTRALIA, WITH MOTORISTS PRICES HAVE JUMPED SIX ARE ALSO PAYING AROUND A PROPOSAL, FOR CANBERRA'S SOUTH, HAVE BEEN IN FAVOUR MARCH, 80 PER CENT OF THOSE CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING A PUNCHING A 36 YEAR OLD MAN AFTER 22 YEARS IN HAS BEEN SHIFTING TOWARDS THE A-C-T'S BRANCH OF THE SARAH'S TAKEN UP A FOOTBALLERS IN COFFS WEEK. ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES - PLENTY OF SUNSHINE SUNNY SKIES AND 31 FOR 30 DEGREES THE EXPECTED TOP

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Prince William will keep up his

frantic pace in Sydney today with

another packed schedule. There's

been no rest for the man who is

used to a regimented life. Last

night, he even hit the town.

Prince William is winning hearts

everywhere he goes on this

whirlwind tour. REPORTER: You got

what every girl in Australia wants.

A kiss off Prince William. And I

asked nicely and he was nice enough

to say, of course you can.

Whether it is rubbing shoulders

with Australia's elite or just the

average Joe Blow, everyone is left

with a lasting impression. He with a lasting impression. He

turned around and gave us a lovely

smile. A very handsome young man.

Many are eager to know if the

future King will soon be off the

market anded we long-term

girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Are you

going to marry Kate? Wait and see.

I keep saying it, wait and see. I keep saying it, wait and see.

Overnight, the prince headed to a

Sydney night spot. We were just

eating over there and then we saw eating over there and then we saw

paparazzi all over the place. You

turn your head and you see a group

of people walking up the stairs. He

couldn't resist a seafood platter.

He said "Thank you", and I said,

"Can I get you anything else?" And

he said, "Actually, yes, a mojito

in "By All accounts, the prince was

out just for a good time. Big smile out just for a good time. Big smile

on his face. Not everyone got so

close. We tried going up the stair,

but we were stopped. The question

is, did Prince William see us? This

morning, the prince will see

soldiers at Holsworthy and then

head to Garden Island. He'll then

have a BBQ lunch at Sydney's Royal

Botanic Gardens hosted by the NSW

Melbourne tomorrow. Premier. Prince William will be in

It's emerged this morning that more

than a million children have been

orphaned by the Haiti earthquake.

It's prompted calls for many of

them to be allowed to settle

permanently in America.

American soldiers swooped down on

the presidential palace in Haiti

bringing food and water to

survivors. Very happy, man.

Helicopters are delivering aid from

offshore ships and planes are now

making airdrops to the hardest hit

areas. But a week after the quake,

thousands are starving. I walk

through the fields where people are

just sitting there and they haven't

eaten since last Tuesday. So you

know, what can we do? I'm helpless.

I can not do anything without food

and help. It's taken days to get

aid to the people here because of

fears of rioting. Desperation has

set in. For nearly a week, they've

been force today fend for

themselves. Looters and scavengers

are fighting for scraps. But order

is returning to some communities.

People are lining up for water.

Merchants are selling their wears.

And some are building shanty towns.

But hospitals are still overwhelm.

Many are being moved for treatment.

Here's this baby. We need him airlifted out. This five-month-old

baby was pulled from the debris and

left at a hospital barely conscious.

There are orphans roaming the

streets and United Nations workers

are making sure that those children

get the care that they need.

Fire destroyed a restaurant in Fire destroyed a restaurant in

Sydney's Inner West this morning. A

nearby resident apt Glebe called

Triple 0 at 3:30 after smelling

smoke but the building was ungulfed

in flames. There was no-one inside

at the time. Three people were evacuated from neighbouring buildings.

Australia's participation in

international conflict in the past

ten years has reportedly left

almost 4,000 troops sick. The bulk

of the health claims have come from

troops who served in East Timor.

The 'Australian' newspaper says the

number of soldiers with injuries or

illnesses is about the same as the

number of Australian troops

deployed overseas. The paper says

thousands more claims are expected

in the coming years.

The Federal Government has promised

to press ahead with National League

Tables, despite strike threats from

teachers. From next Tuesday,

students grades will be used to

rate schools across the nation.

Transparency will make sure that we

shine a spotlight on where we need

to do better. Shaming the mob with

league tables won't close the gap.

Education Union members have vote

today boycott the plan. The

Government may have to use legal

action to enforce the measures.

Queensland police are investigating

dramatic footage of a young person

train surfing. Authorities warn

it's only a matter of time before

someone is killed.

Police are trying to track down the

man who recorded his dangerous ride

on top of a freight train, filming

with one hand and hanging on for

dear life with the other. The train

is travelling from Toowoomba to

Brisbane at 80km/h speeding in and

out of tunnels. There's barely half

a metre clearance. The train driver

has no idea. If these people were

still on top of the containers as

they come under the overheadlines,

the fact is that thousands of volts

of electricity, potentially, could

jump across and electrocute them

and they'd be dead on the spot. Two

people have died skylarking on rail

tracks. You jump off a train at

60km/h, you hit the ground at about

120km/h. And the Internet is making

the problem worse. The whole world

is watching and sharing information.

You really feel the steel, you know.

It's just a lot of jarring. Police

are investigating. In this case, we

would be co-operating fully with

the police enquiries and supporting

any penalties that may apply.

At the end of the clip, thrill

seekers have posted two photos.

Australian scientists are about to

begin human trials on a possible

new vaccine for drug resistant

malaria strains. Scientists think

that they've worked out how it

works to by pass the drugs we use

to fight it. They believe that it

makes a protein to inject into red

blood cells. Here in Queensland, we

now have the opportunity to test

healthy human volunteers with low

doses of the malaria parasite with

new drugs and actually cure them

before they become unwell. The

Royal Brisbane Hospital is looking

for some brave volunteers to test

the vaccines. Malaria kills a the vaccines. Malaria kills a

million children every year.

Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua

have recovered from early scarce to

secure first match wins at the

Australian Open. Meanwhile, Lleyton

Hewitt has launched his 14th Open

campaign with a win against Hocevar.

After winning the first five games,

Hewitt maintained focus against the

unheralded opponent to progress in straight sets.

I stepped it up in the first set and and really took it to him. You know, I was able to accelerate from there on. In her Grand Slam return,

Alicia Molik suffered a tough three set loss to French woman, Julie

Coin.

Victoria is through to the Twenty20

big bash cricket final for the big bash cricket final for the fifth

fifth consecutive year. David

Hussey steered the bush rangers to

a six wicket win over Queensland.

decider. They'll meet SA in Saturday night's

Big bucks time in the big bash. A

Champions League trip to India up

for grabs and Queensland opener

Chris Simpson was going after the

cash. COMMENTATOR: That smashed

through. But the home side

collapsed to be 5/54. Andy Symonds

failing again. Out second ball.

Then Duncan James/hopes there. Dunk the agrelsor.

The young keeper smashing 70 runs

off 40 because, setting Victoria a

winning target of 150. Brad Hodge

getting the visitors off to a start.

When he went, David Hussey took

over. Cameron White upping the ante. over. Cameron White upping the ante.

But man of the match, Hussey, doing

most of the damage. He was unbeaten most of the damage. He was unbeaten

on 60. Victoria home by six wickets. most of the damage. He was unbeaten on 60. Victoria home by six wickets.

German cyclist Greipel has made a

successful return to the Tour Down

Under taking out the opening stage

in SA. The 2008 Tour winner crashed

out of last year's rails. Better

fortune for him this year. The 27-

year-old's Team Colombia colleagues

gave him a perfect passage into the

sprint. We won the stage and I mean,

I think we deserved the victory.

Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans

finished safely at the back of the

main bunch. Adelaide's Tim Rowe

took out King of the mountain on us.

US stocks have rallied on Wall

Street overnight after the long

weekend there. Here with the

details is Nick Walter from

Macquarie Private Wealth. And

Citigroup's disasterous fourth

quarter loss did little to dampen

the markets. It is encouraging to

see the markets rally when we see

bad news. That's what we got with

Citigroup. A $7.6 billion quarterly

loss, and that number is

frightening but a large proportion

of that was returning some of the

money to the US Government. I think

with Citigroup w we must remember

that they have been somewhat

responsible in cutting their costs.

They've cut their staff numbers.

They've cut a number of

underperforming businesses and in

reality, they're well positioned

for growth in 2010. So investors

chose to focus on that rather than

sent the market down. As up

mentioned, the Dow Jones was up

strong, up 100 points. Our banks

led the market lower today. How is

it shaping up today? We should get

a strong lead from the Dow Jones result overnight. Commodity prices

were higher overnight so the miners

here in Australia should rally. The

banks did lose ground today but we

expect them to recover that. And

consumer sepbltment out mid-morning,

so a busy morning but off to a

strong start. OK, thank you.

2009 turned out to be a better year

for superannuation returns. Super

balances grew 13% last year. A

great recovery after the 20% fall

of the year before which kept a lot

of people working. I was going to

retire last year, but because of

the slump in the super, I had to

keep working. And there's quite a

few of us. The superannuation

recovery has matched the rebound in

the local share market which shows

few signs at this stage of slowing.

Basically, the recovery in share

markets has been the key driver of

the rebound in superannuation

through 2009. Super funds are still

in the red over the past three

years, but are up 5.5% over the decade.

It's a busy day in finance ahead.

We'll see the results of the

Westpac Melbourne Institute survey

of unemployment and inflationary

expectations. Also new car sales

data from the Bureau of Stats. And

also out today, fourth quarter

results from BHP Billiton and Iluka

Resources. That is the finance to the minute. Resources. That is the finance to

the minute. Let's have a quick look

at the weather before we go:

That is the Ten News. See you again

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Hope to see you again tomorrow. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Good morning.

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