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Good morning. I'm Bill Woods. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. Welcome to Ten's Early News. Today - aviation tragedy - into a hillside in north Queensland. three dead as a plane slams

Sheik al-Hilali's departure Leaving hospital - to speak to the wider community. to be met by new calls for him

Australian warships on stand-by in Fiji. over fears of a military coup And nuclear breakthrough - to 6-party talk North Korea agrees to return aimed at ending its programme. with Jacinta Time for our first check of finance and what's the latest on the markets? from Wall Street, Some disappointing results data on consumer confidence. on the back of weaker-than-expected

in a light plane crash Three people have been killed in northern Queensland. slammed into a hillside The twin-engined plane about 7:00 last night. near Raglan north of Gladstone, in central Queensland. It was on a flight from Emerald scattered over a wide area Rescuers found wreckage is making conditions difficult. and say heavy rain Locals told police shortly before an explosion. they heard the aircraft fly past A maintenance worker has been killed in Victoria's La Trobe Valley. at a mine at the Yallourn open-cut mine The man was working on a conveyer when a six metre beam fell on him. have died on work sites in Victoria. Over the past five days, three people Besieged mufti Sheik al-Hilali from hospital today. is expected to be released prepare to show their support It comes as thousands at a weekend rally in Sydney. signs of support for Sheik al-Hilali. Despite the controversy their leader is on leave The Muslim community confirming and not been replaced. Definitely - he will not step down. has not resigned The mufti of Australia has been appointed. and no new mufti prepares to leave hospital As the embattled mufti from his British counterpart. some advice to the wider community He should speak he represents not to the 1.5% minority community he would look into it. and he promised all future sermons The British Sheik adding to avoid confusion. should be delivered in English has entered the fray. And back on home soil, another cleric for women to cover up, A WA imam backing calls The only way to protect themselves of being assaulted or being raped. from the possibility their support for the Sheik Thousands more are expected to show at a rally in Sydney this weekend.

are now believed among 30 arrested Four Australians on terrorism charges in Yemen. Two are said to be the young sons

Abdul Rahim Ayub of Jemaah Islamiah agent fleeing after the Bali bombings. who set up a cell in Australia before

Yemen's international airport They're accused of planning to attack

and smuggling weapons to Somalia. and oil depots,

more arrests are imminent. Yemeni authorities say an alarming new report The Prime Minister is playing down on global warming. economic meltdown if nothing is done. The Stern Review predicts an of catastrophe. The Stern Review warns Tony Blair says it's a disaster, not to be mesmerised by the review. but John Howard has told his MPs

John Howard is living in denial, the future of our kids. his denial is selling out But outside the walls of Parliament, by global warming. many Australians are alarmed we're definitely screwed. In terms of the future, is pretty overwhelming. I think all the evidence doesn't see it that way. Pity the Prime Minister the Government in Question Time The Opposition has hammered over its stance on climate change, the Kyoto Protocol. and its refusal to sign

there's little point to Kyoto John Howard's always said of the US, China and India - without the inclusion half the world's greenhouse gases. who he says create he would consider a new deal. But he now says We would be part of a new Kyoto of the world. if it embraced all the countries climate change, the young, Those with the most to lose from to whatever it takes. say they'll agree Most definitely. a little bit longer If it keeps the world alive and us alive a little bit longer, most definitely. Laurel Irving, Ten News. to sail to Fiji Australian warships are on stand-by into political turmoil. as the country descends is trying The Fijian Prime Minister the country's military leader, to dismiss the pre-emptive action but it's feared will lead to a military backlash. In the event of a coup, to the South Pacific country two Australian warships will be sent to evacuate Australians. by the Department of Foreign Affairs The holiday haven has been described as a security risk. to stalled 6-party talks North Korea has agreed to return on ending its nuclear programme. during an informal meeting The breakthrough came with American and Chinese delegates as soon as convenient. with agreement to resume to talks from China It's believed economic pressure to return to the talks, finally convinced the North Koreans approved by the UN Security Council. in the face of stronger sanctions farm labourers 17 people including 13 women

crossing smash in southern India. have been killed in a level in an auto rickshaw They were all passengers on an unmanned level crossing hit by a passenger train as they rode to work. stalled on the crossing Police say the rickshaw could run to safety. and was hit before its passengers None survived. is on his way home from Ireland, Carlton forward Brendan Fevola International Rules series. banished from the AFL from the touring party Fevola was expelled with a staff member after an altercation in the early hours of Monday morning. at a Galway nightspot, police will take the matter further, It is still unknown whether local a long line of controversies but the incident continues that have plagued the series. Clinton Schifkofske Rugby league convert has had his first training run with the Queensland Reds. The former State of Origin player didn't look out of place in Queensland colours but admits he's still coming to grips with the 15-man game.

Yeah, I'm obviously having to learn the game, but I think when I played rugby league, well I carried the ball strong into the line and that's obviously something that's very important in rugby union. On Friday week he'll line up at fullback for the Reds in Tokyo against Japan. Ford star Craig Lowndes remains in limbo after a hearing failed to decide if he should be punished for comments he made following Round 10 of the V8 series on the Gold Coast. Lowndes faced a hearing at Melbourne Airport but after two hours it was decided the matter should be handled by stewards, before next weekend's round of the series in Tasmania. He could face a fine, or a loss of championship points, for comments post-race which were deemed to have brought the sport into disrepute. Time for a finance check with Jacinta and an unexpected admission from the Federal Treasurer? Yes Bill, Peter Costello says the mining boom - which has fuelled his last four budgets - is over. He's told the 'Sydney Morning Herald' prices have hit a high point and will soon return flatten out. Mr Costello says this would be one of three forces dragging down the future rate of economic growth. Economists say the resources boom has added more than $100 billion to revenue over the past few years and the Government will be more constrained in its Budget next May. Opposition to the nomination of the PM's former adviser to the Telstra board is snow-balling. A second adviser has now urged institutions to vote against Geoffrey Cousins' candidacy at this month's annual meeting. Influential corporate governance firm CGI Glass Lewis has also raided concerns over the failure of Telstra to disclose investment targets. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says these are hurdles that need to be overcome before executives could realise their full payments. Now for a look at the national weather:

Let's see what Wednesday's newspapers are saying:

Stay with Ten's Early News. Sheik al-Hilali prepares to leave hospital.

The details in a moment.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back. Leading Ten's Early News this Wednesday. Controversial Shiek Al-Hilali to leave hospital as supporters make plans for a mass rally. Three people die in a plane crash in north Queensland. Bad weather could be to blame. Under siege - a gunman fires shots at a police, stopped at a Sydney service station. And in sport - AFL player Bendan Fevola has been sent home from the International Rules Series following a brawl in an Irish nightclub. Another check of the markets now and consumer confidence shattered in the US.

Data just released shows consumer confidence has fallen and is weaker-than-expected, Wall Street has reacted quickly to that news, the market falling. And coming up, some news on possible compensation for Medibank Private members, Bill. Contentious Muslim Sheik al-Hilali

is expected to be released from hospital this morning

two days after he collapsed with chest pains. With more, Keyser Trad,

from the Lebanese Friendship Association joins me on the phone. Keyser, the mufti is being released amid growing criticism. A British counterpart now telling him to deliver future sermons in English so he's not misquoted.

Should he?

It's a good idea if you're talking

to English audience. But if you are

speaking in a foreign it language

that the audience understands there

is no harm in speaking that language.

A female supporter of the mufti A female supporter of the mufti has

come up with the idea of a rally this

weekend. It is a free country. I

think it is something that hopefully

think it is something that hopefully

will show people that we understand

the issue. Those to whom the message

was addressed was addressed realise it was a

positive message. The sheikh is on

indefinite leave, any indication when

he might return? I saw him twice

yesterday. Well Steve will be

released this morning his health is

not in top shape. His health is not in top shape. His health is the

first priority. He does need rest. first priority. He does need rest. He does need to get over sell the issues

before he can return to official

duties. He might do some community

work but for official duties might take longer. A light plane crash in north Queensland overnight, killing all on board. Three people were on the twin-engined plane which was on a flight from Emerald to Raglan, north of Gladstone. Police say it ploughed into a hill in poor weather, just after sunset. Police have guarded the site through the night until air safety inspectors can reach the area. They say wreckage is spread over a wide area. Nearby residents reported a loud explosion ushortly after hearing a plane fly past. A gunman is still on the loose after shooting at police in Sydney's west. It's believed police attended this service station in Prestons around 1:00am, following reports of an armed hold-up. The gunman, still on the scene, turned on police firing several shots. Officers escaped unharmed, the offender fleeing on foot. Dozens of police were called in. The chopper and dog squad helping with the search. The only survivor of last week's car crash which killed four people in northern New South Wales, is expected to be charged some time today. Tyler Green has attended the funerals of his mates.

Police are poised to charge him with four counts of dangerous driving causing death, facing a possible 10 years jail on each count. Detectives have interviewed the teenager and are waiting for a toxicology report to determine whether there were any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

A protesting duck and a gaggle of onlookers

greeted the Premier as he went to the Governor to dissolve Parliament and officially kick off the 2006 election campaign. Despite Labor emerging as clear favourite in the polls, Steve Bracks was predicting a tight contest. This is a tough election for Labor.

But it looks even tougher for Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu, who's played down the unflattering odds on a Liberal win. Bracks choosing to launch his bid to become Labor's longest-serving Premier with promises of increased health care while Ted Baillieu was proving a hit with the kids

as he promised millions for a Melbourne primary school.

Two childcare workers have been charged with assault, accused of tying babies' feet. Police in Perth allege seven children aged from 7-20 months were restrained while they slept. It will be alleged the children were bound, were discovered bound by police and DCD workers at the childcare centre, tightly wrapped in sheets, and those sheets also extended around their feet

and were tied in a knot so as to restrict their movement.

The head of the WA department charged with protecting children has resigned from her post. A group of Australian students is causing quite a stir after receiving rave reviews for producing wine considered to be world class. It's not every day the winemakers are too young to drink. These wines are developing an international flavour.

But its Barossa labels are made by teenagers too young to legally taste their product. We've done it from picking grapes through to the bottling. We know the basics of how to make wine. Around 70 students in the Barossa Valley study winemaking. Every year they produce 1,000 cases of Shiraz and Chardonnay

to be sold locally and in the US.

They've now been praised by the 'New York Times' and the world's most influential critic. To get 94s and several 90s from Robert Parker Jr for this program is spectacular. When we get one the teacher comes in

with a big smile and tells us about them. We are proud to have what we get. Carlton forward Brendan Fevola has been sent home in disgrace from the AFL International Rules series, following a brawl in an Irish nightclub. Brendan Fevola's again the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. The maligned Carlton star sent home

after an altercation with a staff member at a Galway nightspot, in the early hours of Monday morning. Brendon apparently had a dispute with the barman Galway Police are yet to decide whether charges will be laid but the AFL has had no hesitation in expelling Fevola from the touring party. Closer to home - and the 16 AFL clubs today finalised their de-listings. As expected, Collingwood has axed the two eldest Cloke brothers,

Cameron and Jason. Essendon has done away with Joel Reynolds while Adam Ramanaskas is expected to be placed on the Bombers' rookie list. but the important thing is I was told up front and I wasn't stuffed around.

The triple-premiership ruckman will try his luck in December's preseason draft. New Zealand has until 3:00pm today to explain why it should not be docked two Tri-Nations' points for fielding Queensland-born hooker Nathan Fien. Rugby league's international federation will then decide whether to penalise the Kiwis tomorrow morning. Kangaroos coach Ricky Stuart further fuelling the trans-Tasman rivalry. I'd be very embarrassed if I was a Kiwi player, I think it's more of an embarrassment to New Zealand, having to pick Australian players.

I'd be very embarrassed if I was a Kiwi player, Australians Jamie Lyon, Brent Tate and Ben Hornby

will have their first taste of Tri-Nations' football against Great Britain on Saturday. Jacinta's back with more on finance and Macquarie Media fighting back? The Macquarie Media Group has scoffed at speculation it plans to sell off some of its radio stations throughout Australia. In fact, the group's executive chairman Tim Hughes, used this week's AGM to point out it hopes to buy more radio assets - rather than sell them off. This was an option, under the Government's new media laws, which come into effect next year. Macquarie Media currently holds 85 commercial radio licenses. It has a borrowing capacity of about $300-million. Members of Medibank Private could be entitled to compensation if the Government presses ahead with the fund's $2 billion sale. The Government produced legal advice earlier this year confirming its right to sell the fund, but now parliamentary library research indicates the three million members might have to be compensated. The Government wants the sale to go ahead after next year's federal election.

Now for a look at the national weather:

The latest on the fatal plane crash in north Queensland coming up shortly in Ten's Early News.

So before we can reach our full potential - our destiny, if you like - there are three fundamental questions we have to ask ourselves. "Where are we right now in our lives?" 2, "Where do we want to be?"

And 3, "How do we get there in the most effective way?" This bloke's onto something. (Sniggers)

WHISTLE BLOWS CRUNCH! Oooh! CRUNCH! The chip with the golden crunch. As a doctor I've seen lots of mums. Now I'm one myself.

Mothers' group taught me things only a mum could know. But when it came to relieving their babies' pain and fever, many mums were in the dark. So I told them about Children's Panadol. Nothing works faster or is more effective,

and it can be taken from when they're just one month old. I'm not quite used to being a mum yet... Whoo! But it's growing on me. Today - aviation tragedy - three dead as a plane slams into a hillside in north Queensland.

Leaving hospital - Sheik al-Hilali's departure to be met by new calls for him to speak to the wider community. Australian warships on stand-by over fears of a military coup in Fiji. And nuclear breakthrough - North Korea agrees to return to 6-party talks aimed at ending its programme. Some disappointing results from Wall Street,

on the back of weaker-than-expected data on consumer confidence.

A rebound in commodity prices has seen the Australian stock market record its best monthly performance in five years. The ASX put on 4.5% in October, underpinned by gains in resource stocks including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Zinifex. Shares are already up 13% for 2006. A big turnaround from the the mid-year jitters we witnessed not so long ago, Bill. Three people have been killed in a light plane crash in northern Queensland. The twin-engined plane slammed into a hillside near Raglan north of Gladstone, about 7:00 last night. It was on a flight from Emerald in central Queensland. Rescuers found wreckage scattered over a wide area and say heavy rain is making conditions difficult. Locals told police they heard the aircraft fly past shortly before an explosion. Members of Sydney's Islamic community are mobilising to organise a rally on Saturday in support of Sheik al-Hilali.

It's expected he'll be released from hospital today after being treated for chest pains, following his collapse during a meeting on his future. He's received some advice from his British counterpart over his comparison of scantily-clad women and uncovered meat. He should speak to the wider community not to the 1.5% minority community he represents and he promised he would look into it. And the British Sheik has suggested all future sermons should be delivered in English to avoid confusion. to sail to Fiji Australian warships are on stand-by into political turmoil. as the country descends is trying The Fijian Prime Minister the country's military leader, to dismiss the pre-emptive action but it's feared will lead to a military backlash. In the event of a coup, to the South Pacific country two Australian warships will be sent to evacuate Australians. by the Department of Foreign Affairs The holiday haven has been described as a security risk. Victoria's election has begun in earnest, the State's longest-serving Premier. with Steve Bracks vying to be Both Labor and Liberal leaders trading accusations managed in the past, over how their parties the November 25 poll. as they race towards and a gaggle of onlookers A protesting duck as he went to the Governor greeted the Premier to dissolve Parliament the 2006 election campaign. and officially kick off Despite Labor emerging as clear favourite in the polls, Steve Bracks was predicting a tight contest. This is a tough election for Labor. for Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu, But it looks even tougher odds on a Liberal win. who's played down the unflattering

Bracks choosing to launch his bid longest-serving Premier to become Labor's of increased health care with promises was proving a hit with the kids while Ted Baillieu for a Melbourne primary school. as he promised millions its toughest water restrictions yet. South-east Queensland now has throughout the region Level four bans are in force a bucket or watering can which means homeowners can only use and not every day. to keep the garden green - are also being targeted, Pool owners and industry feel the sting of costly regulations. with developers said to be next to to stalled 6-party talks North Korea has agreed to return on ending its nuclear programme. during an informal meeting The breakthrough came with American and Chinese delegates as soon as convenient. with agreement to resume to talks It's believed economic pressure from China finally convinced the North Koreans to return to the talks, approved by the UN Security Council. in the face of stronger sanctions in Pakistan Prince Charles has called on Muslims to stand up to extremists. to a women's university He was speaking during a visit north-west border was cancelled after a planned trip to the because of safety fears. to plan, Royal visits normally take months this one took hours so there were some chaotic scenes. As well as furious handiwork with handling the VIPs. by police charged others didn't know where to go. Meanwhile, some diplomats ran, of moving furniture. The Prince's aides took charge An all-women's university to British royalty. found itself playing host thought the Prince's wife Before they arrived some students as they called her. was still Lady Di, college off for security reasons With the visit to a male Islamic

the focus turned to Pakistani women. the importance of education The Prince spoke about in the post 9/11 climate but his main focus was religious intolerance. Religion itself is not the problem. It is surely human misinterpretation handed down to us of the sacred texts and hatred. which can lead to misunderstanding for a day The speech had been scheduled that receives UK Government money. that included a visit to Madrassa afternoon at an archeological site Instead the royal couple spent the rather than the present, so the focus was on the past, as the Price had hoped. It's an American tradition .5with many Aussie children. but Halloween is still a hit on show at this Sydney residence. All kinds of tricks and treats were spooking spectators. The usual suspects for the Birch family - It's a regular event with a pretend cemetery. this year they entertained guests A winner with local children. this home's horrifying makeover. About 500 people enjoyed is on his way home from Ireland, Carlton forward Brendan Fevola International Rules series. banished from the AFL from the touring party Fevola was expelled with a staff member after an altercation in the early hours of Monday morning. at a Galway nightspot, It is still unknown whether local police will take the matter further, but the incident continues a long line of controversies that have plagued the series. Clinton Schifkofske Rugby league convert with the Queensland Reds. has had his first training run didn't look out of place The former State of Origin player in Queensland colours with the 15-man game. but admits he's still coming to grips to learn the game, Yeah, I'm obviously having rugby league, but I think when I played

into the line well I carried the ball strong and that's obviously something in rugby union. that's very important at fullback for the Reds On Friday week he'll line up in Tokyo against Japan. remains in limbo Ford star Craig Lowndes he should be punished for comments after a hearing failed to decide if the V8 series on the Gold Coast. he made following Round 10 of at Melbourne Airport Lowndes faced a hearing it was decided but after two hours handled by stewards, the matter should be of the series in Tasmania. before next weekend's round He could face a fine, or a loss of championship points,

for comments post-race brought the sport into disrepute. which were deemed to have of luxury Holdens A $40 million shipment for the Middle East last night. left Australia export drive, It's part of the car maker's in as many years. which has grown ten-fold the world's harshest climates. 1,000 Caprices destined for one of for the cars sold there, It's not only physically tough

to get a marketing edge. but also difficult

quite literally. Holden has one big advantage, last year, Of 30,000 Holdens sold in Middle East were long wheelbase models. two-thirds Last year, exports were 40% of our business going forward. so it's a real fundamental part markets for significant growth. We continue to look for export

a big problem, Not that growth has been tenfold in the past decade Holden's exports have grown more than from 5,000 vehicles in 1996, to 60,000 last year. Holden is the only global General Motors company that still makes rear-wheel-drive cars, and that, plus the enormous leg room in the back seat, is what appeals to Middle Eastern customers in seven markets, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. We've had a number of dealers here at the plant and they're excited.

This market has grown a lot for them and us in the past 10 years The price of fuel is not an issue for the six litre V8 Holden owner. It costs just $20 to fill up. These cars are among the most rigorously tested on the planet. Now for a look at the national weather:

And some wild conditions on the New South Wales north coast. Nervous residents ducked for cover last night as a severe thunderstorm rolled through Newcastle. Hail pounding homes. The front lasted half an hour. 40 calls-outs for the State Emergency Service were received. Let's see what Wednesday's newspapers are saying: Stay with Ten's Early News. Welcome back. Leading Ten's Early News this Wednesday. Controversial Shiek al-Hilali to leave hospital as supporters make plans for a mass rally. Three people die in a plane crash in north Queensland. Bad weather could be to blame. Under siege - a gunman fires shots at a police, stopped at a Sydney service station. And in sport - AFL player Bendan Fevola has been sent home from the International Rules Series following a brawl in an Irish nightclub. Besieged mufti Sheik al-Hilali is expected to be released from hospital today. It comes as thousands prepare to show their support

at a weekend rally in Sydney. Despite the controversy signs of support for Sheik al-Hilali. The Muslim community confirming their leader is on leave and not been replaced. Definitely - he will not step down. The mufti of Australia has not resigned nd no new mufti has been appointed. As the embattled mufti prepares to leave hospital some advice from his British counterpart. He should speak to the wider community not to the 1.5% minority community he represents and he promised he would look into it. The British Sheik adding all future sermons should be delivered in English to avoid confusion. And back on home soil, another cleric has entered the fray.

A WA imam backing calls for women to cover up. The only way to protect themselves from the possibility of being assaulted or being raped. Thousands more are expected to show their support for the Sheik at a rally in Sydney this weekend. A light plane crash in north Queensland overnight,

killing all on board. Three people were on the twin-engined plane which was on a flight from Emerald to Raglan, north of Gladstone.

Police say it ploughed into a hill in poor weather, just after sunset. Police have guarded the site through the night until air safety inspectors can reach the area. They say wreckage is spread over a wide area. Nearby residents reported a loud explosion ushortly after hearing a plane fly past. A maintenance worker has been killed at a mine in Victoria's La Trobe Valley.

The man was working on a conveyer at the Yallourn open-cut mine when a six metre beam fell on him. Over the past five days, three people have died on work sites in Victoria. A gunman is still on the loose after shooting at police in Sydney's west. It's believed police attended this service station in Prestons around 1:00am, following reports of an armed hold-up. The gunman, still on the scene, turned on police firing several shots. Officers escaped unharmed, the offender fleeing on foot. Dozens of police were called in. The chopper and dog squad helping with the search. The Prime Minister is playing down an alarming new report on global warming. The Stern Review predicts an economic meltdown if nothing is done. The Stern Review warns of catastrophe. Tony Blair says it's a disaster, but John Howard has told his MPs not to be mesmerised by the review. John Howard is living in denial, his denial is selling out the future of our kids. But outside the walls of Parliament, many Australians are alarmed by global warming. In terms of the future, we're definitely screwed. I think all the evidence is pretty overwhelming. Pity the Prime Minister doesn't see it that way. The Opposition has hammered the Government in Question Time over its stance on climate change, and its refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol. John Howard's always said there's little point to Kyoto without the inclusion of the US, China and India - who he says create half the world's greenhouse gases. But he now says he would consider a new deal. We would be part of a new Kyoto

if it embraced all the countries of the world. Those with the most to lose from climate change, the young, say they'll agree to whatever it takes. Most definitely. If it keeps the world alive a little bit longer and us alive a little bit longer, most definitely. Laurel Irving, Ten News. Federal Police are investigating

if Australia has breached UN Iraq sanctions.

BP Australia says it didn't secure permission before importing millions of litres of oil from Iraq in 2000, sparking fears the shipment was in breach of oil for food sanctions. We have been tipped off, or alerted to the prospect that something is rotten in the state of Denmark in relation to this particular shipment, The Federal Police Commissioner has confirmed six other incidents are also under investigation for possible sanction breaches.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki has ordered an end to American and Iraqi military checkpoints around the Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City. The blockades began last week as US troops began an intensive search for a kidnapped soldier. Shi'ite gunmen have also shut down most of the district in protest at the killing of Shias by Sunni militants. Today's order is seen as another bid by the Prime Minister to assert his authority and appeal to his Shi'ite supporters.

Iraqi security forces have arrested the photographer of former al-Qa'da leader, Abu Musab al Zarqawi. They say Khaled Ali Kadhim was caught during a raid

by a security squad in a town near his home. They also confiscated documents and CDs allegedly detailing operations planned by al-Zarqawi before he was killed in an American air strike last June. Carlton forward Brendan Fevola has been sent home in disgrace from the AFL International Rules series, following a brawl in an Irish nightclub. Brendan Fevola's again the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. The maligned Carlton star sent home after an altercation with a staff member at a Galway nightspot,

in the early hours of Monday morning. Galway Police are yet to decide whether charges will be laid but the AFL has had no hesitation in expelling Fevola from the touring party. Closer to home -

and the 16 AFL clubs today finalised their de-listings. As expected, Collingwood has axed the two eldest Cloke brothers, Cameron and Jason. And after being de-listed by the Brisbane Lions, ruckman Clark Keating is hopeful he'll be thrown a lifeline from another club. It was hard to take at first but the important thing is I was told up front and I wasn't stuffed around. The triple-premiership ruckman will try his luck in December's preseason draft. And the trans-Tasman rivalry will be re-ignited on the cricket pitch tonight when Australia and New Zealand do battle in the Champions Trophy semifinal. Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting to possibly hand left-armer Nathan Bracken the new ball role ahead of Glen Mcgrath to combat left-handed danger man Stephen Flemming. in 15 of their past 17 encounters, but have never past the semifinal stage at the Champions Trophy. A devastating blow for the company that makes the Airbus aircraft. A $5 billion order for 20 of their planes has been cancelled by Emirates Airline. The company's biggest customer saying it's not happy with the efficiency of the A340-600s. It comes just days after Qantas forked out a reported $3 billion to buy eight A380s and take its Airbus fleet to 20. This time of year there's a lot of people wearing pumpkins but one melon grower in Spain keeps his prized produce for the table. They're a common sight in the back yard of a house in a small town in south-western Spain but they're uncommon in size. Carlos' melons weigh well over 400 kilograms each. He says it's a labor of love, requiring a lot of care and plenty of water and fertiliser. And, he says, they're delicious. A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Aviation tragedy - three dead as a plane slams into a hillside in north Queensland. Leaving hospital - Sheik al-Hilali's departure to be met by new calls for him to speak for the wider community. Australian warships on stand by over fears of a military coup in Fiji. That's it for Ten Early News. I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. Good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au