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Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. And

I'm James Boyce. Welcome. Police in

Adelaide hunting for a group of

youths after a teenager was

murdered in a brawl between two

warring African gangs. The PM heads to Washington, joining the

Treasurer, Wayne Swan, for a G20

summit on the global financial

meltdown. Feeling blue - the Reds suffer Asian Champions League

heartbreak as Gamba Osaka

celebrates. In finance news - the

US Treasury announces an expansion

of its $700 billion bailout package

to the non-bank sector but rules

auto industry. out using the funds to prop up the

Police have spent the night

questioning dozens of witnesses to

a brawl that erupted between rifbl

African gangs in Adelaide. A --

rival African gangs in Adelaide. A

14-year-old boy was stabbed to

death. Another teenageser in a

critical condition and police fear reprisal

reprisal attacks. This is where the

fight between two African gangs turned

turned fatal. Up to 15 people were

involved, some armed with knives

and heavily buckled belts. By the

time we came down, the police tape

was out and a man was being taken

away in an ambulance. There was

blood all over the taxi there. A

14-year-old boy was stabbed in the

chest, another teenager in the leg.

Guys holding their chest with Guys holding their chest with blood coming out and knives waving around.

The 14-year-old died at the scene

despite frantic attempts to save

him. Shocked relatives want answers.

my I don't know what's happened. It's

my little brother. I came to see

what's up. It's believed those

involved are Sudanese refugees who only recently arrived in Australia.

The death of a male teenager has

been declared a major crime. Police spent the night questioning

witnesses, one person had been

arrested. Kevin Rudd flies out to

Washington today for the G20 summit

on the global financial crisis. The

PM will join Treasurer Wayne Swan,

who's already met with finance

Federal ministers and the head of the US

Federal Reserve. What we discussed

at the length last weekend was the

shape of the financial architecture

of the future, so we can avoid a

repeat of the circumstances we're

facing at the moment. Yesterday,

Kevin Rudd spoke with the PMs of

Britain and Canada on ways to ease

the financial turmoil. State and

Federal health ministers will meet

later this month to sort out

funding. The country's public

hospitals will be top of the agenda

after a report card from the AMA

found 1500 Australians die every

year due to overcrowding. 85%

occupancy rate is safe. We see repeatedly over the year that occupancy rate is safe. We see it

hospitals sit add 95%, hitting

peaks of 100%, 110% ociumancy. The

report says $3 billion is urgently

needed to fix emergency waiting

times and delays in surgery.

Queensland's Opposition is calling

Government's crocodile for an inquire a in to the State

Government's crocodile relocation

program. This follows revellations

from a whistleblower a relocated

crocodile kill adman in Cape York

in 2005. The Government at first

denied the claims, before admitting

it had made a mistake. My

preliminary advice was it was the

crocodile that killed the man. It's

believed a relocated crocodile also

killed Arthur Booker in killed Arthur Booker in September.

The controversial program has now

been suspended. A Sydney jury is

expected to retire today to

consider its verdict in the murder consider its verdict in the

trial of Gordon Wood. Mr Wood is

accused of throwing his girlfriend,

Caroline Byrne, off a cliff in

Sydney's east in 1995. Sydney's east in 1995. The

45-year-old has pleaded not guilty, arguing

arguing Ms Byrne was depressed and

killed herself. 15 jurors will be

cut to 12 before they begin their

deliberations. A mother has faced

court in Britain accused of

kidnapping her own daughter. The prosecution says nine-year-old

Shannon Matthews was hidden,

drugged and tethered while her mother hoped to benefit from

rewards being offered by a worried

public. Shannon Matthews was nine

years old when she was reported

missing. The prosecution say she

was drugged, kidnapped and held

captive, as part of a wicked plan

by her mother and her stepfather's

uncle, to claim a reward offered by

the press. The court heard Michael

Donovan tricked Shannon in to this

car, by telling the school girl she

was being taken to the fair N.

stead, she was drive toon his flat.

Three hours later, Karen Matthews

dialed 999. West Yorkshire police

launched a massive search, but

there was no sign of Shannon.

The community rallied. Friends and

family held marches and printed

T-shirts. Shannon's mother and her

stepfather made several appeals for

the schoolgirl's return. I think

there's some doubt there. It was

here at this flat just a mile from

where Shannon lived and 24 days

after she was first reported

missing that she was found. Police

went through this door here to find

the nine-year-old hidden inside, in

the base of a bed. Those who had

searched for the 9-year-old for so

According long celebrated into the night.

According to the prosecution, they

were the other victims of a lie.

Iran has successfully test fired a

new long-range ballistic missile.

State television claims the surface

to surface weapon was launched

using solid fuel, making it more

accurate than liquid fuel missiles.

The US has denounced the test and

called on Iran to halt its

ballistic missile program. Iran

claims the missile is for defence

only. The Queen has paid tribute to

Prince Charles ahead of his 60th

birthday. Her Majesty says both she

and Prince Phillip are enormously

proud of their eldest son's

enormous contribution to society

through Prince Charles Trust.

Camilla Parker Bowles has ordered a

number of events to mark the

occasion of Prince Charles's 60th anniversary, including a private

concert by singer Rod Stewart.

Gamba Osaka is the new Asian Club

champion after a dominant 2-0 win

over Adelaide United in the second

leg of the Champions League final.

Adelaide's hopes were all but

the match. shattered barely four minutes in to

COMMENTATOR: Is that the nail in

Adelaide United's coffin? There was

more to come from Luke who's more to come from Luke who's scored

his second goal before half-time.

The visitors winning the final 5-0

on an ringt. Craig Moore has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Moore had been named in Pim

Verbeek's squad for next week's

clash against barain but will be

sidelined for at least the next

fortnight. He was diagnosed last

week and had surgery to remove a

growth on Tuesday. Doctors say the

outlook is good. In one of the

biggest changes to the sport in its

100 years, rugby league could this

season introduce two referees on a full-time basis. While the NRL has

trialled the interchange of referees

two officials could be on the field

at one time from next season.

Australian coach Ricky Stewart and

Bill Harrigan have been part of a

group behind this idea. It will be

presented to an NRL conference

today. Roger Federer's Masters Cup defence appears to be back on track

after a straight sets win over

Radek Stepanek. He still had to

battle for the 7-6, 6-4 win. It was

easier going for Andy Murray. He

breezed into the semifinals and

beat Simon 6-4, 6-2. James, the US

Government expanding the $700

billion bailout package? The billion bailout package? The US

Treasury has announced the bailout

package will be expanded to support

non-bank institutions but has

scrapped plans to buy up failed

mortgages. The auto industry is

crying out for funding but Henry

Paulson has ruled out using any

part of the rescue package to help

struggling car-makers. Henry

pallson is defending how the

Government is handling the $700

billion financial bailout. We've

already seen signs of improvement.

Our system is stronger and more

stable. Critics say the Bush

Administration has not been tough

enough on the banks that are

getting billions of aid. They argue

the money is not making it to the

people who need it most. Home

owners facing foreclosure and cash

strapped consumers. Lending has

been tight since the credit

meltdown and that's contributing to

the financial crisis. And now there

are calls for yet another bailout

of the auto industry. Law-makers

are worried the big three

auto-makers could go under if the

Government doesn't move quickly to

prop them up. Car sales are way

down. Thousands have already lost

their jobs and millions more could

end up on the growing unemployment

lines if any of the car companies

go out of business. General Motors

is most at riv. It's losing $2

billion a month and says it will

run out of money next year. Ford

and Chrysler are also struggling.

The big three are looking for a

loan of at least $25 billion. Back

home and the head of our Treasury

has revealed he expects interest

rates to fall further. Ken Henry is

forecasting another 1% drop in

interest rates. The markets were

factoring in a cash rate of about

4.25% by June of next year. Dr

Henry has also angrily rejected

Opposition claims that Treasury

deliberately inflated economic

growth forecasts. Briefly in other

news, consumer sentiment rose this

month on the back of falling petrol prices prices and interest rates.

Now looking at the markets. The Dow

Jones has shed 292 points this morning.

The outlook around Australia for the rest of today: Checking today's newspaper front

pages. The Government has abandoned

the FuelWatch scheme after it was

defeated in the Senate. There's

growing speculation Qantas will be

forced to retire some of its older

jets due to the economic downturn.

And the 'Courier Mail' reports

Socceroo defender Craig Moore is

remaining positive after surgery

for testicular cancer. The latest

stunt from the climber dubbed

'spiderman'. Details when the Early News returns.

This is Ten's Early News. A teenage

boy dead, another critically

injured after a brawl between two

warring African gangs in Adelaide.

PM Kevin Rudd heads to the G20

summit in Washington, where world

leaders hope to come up with a plan

to avert a global recession. And he's at if again. France's Spiderman takes on a Spiderman takes on a 43-floor

building in Indonesia with his hands. building in Indonesia with his bare

hands. US stocks nose dive after

the Treasury scraps plan to buy up troubled

troubled mortgage assets.

Insteading pouring money in to the

non-bank sector. Police are hunting

a group of youths involved in a

deadly brawl in central Adelaide.

Up to 15 people in rival African

gangs were involved in the fight

which started in a city food court.

All sorts of a ruckus. By the time

we came down, the police tape was

out. A man was being taken away in an

an ambulance. People were crying. A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the

chest. He died at the scene.

Another teenager suffered serious leg

leg injuries. Police have spent the

night questioning witnesses and

have arrested one man. No charges

have yet been laid. To some

breaking news now. A student has

been found shot dead at a school in

Florida. The girl was found

lyingane corridor at the school but

she died at the scene. Another girl

was arrested at a nearby restaurant

after a customer called police.

We'll have more details as they

come to hand. A 19-year-old Perth

man will appear in court again next

month, charged with a sexual

assault of two primary school

children. The teenager is accused

of luring an 11-year-old boy and

his 7-year-old sister in to bush

lpbtd as they walked home from lpbtd as they walked home from --

bushland as they walked home from school. It's been revealed he school. It's been revealed he was

caught loitering in the school toilets an hour earlier toilets an hour earlier and

escorted off the grounds. Because

the man involved left the school

willingly and therefore the danger

had been removed, a decision was

made not to involve the police. In

hindsight, of course we would have

involved the police. The

19-year-old has been refused bail.

PM Kevin Rudd heads to Washington

today for the grbs 20 leaders summit on the global summit on the global financial

crisis. The slowdown is expected to

deliver more good news for

borrowers with rates predicted to fall another 1%. If you're confused at tax time, you're not the only one - even the head of Treasury says our system's too complex. Australians should not need to consult an accountant to decide whether to return to work or to put their kids in childcare. Ken Henry's reviewing the tax system, promising to make it simpler. He also expects more relief's on the way for borrowers - forecasting another 1% drop in interest rates. a cash rate of about 4.75%. The markets were factoring in by June of next year. Out of the equation is FuelWatch, after it was shut down in the Senate. I'm convinced that FuelWatch is a bad idea. and Senator Nick Xenophon The Opposition refused to support the petrol monitoring scheme, claiming it doesn't tackle the source of fuel prices - the big oil companies. And Kevin Rudd's heading to Washington today, to tackle the issue of the global financial crisis with leaders of the G20 nations.

Meg Palmer, Ten News.

Queensland's Opposition is calling

for an inquiry into the

Government's control policy of

relocating crocodiles. This comes

after a whistleblower forced

authorities to admit one of the

problem crocodiles mauled a man to

death. Barry Jefferies was killed

by a crocodile in Cape York in 2005.

Now, a whistleblower claims the

man-eater was placed there under the State Government's

controversial relocation program.

After initially denying it was the culprit, the Government made this

admission. My film advice is that

it was the crocodile that killed Mr Jefferies.

Jefferies. The killer croc was then

moved to Australia Zoo. We have a

crocodile rescue unit which is off

display and a lot of other zoos do the

the same thing. It's believed a

relocated crocodile also killed vit

nam veteran Argtser Booker -- vit

nam veteran Arthur Booker in

September. The whistleblower claims

he deserved the destruction of

documents when potentially damaging FOI requests were received. The

program of relocating crocodiles

has been suspended. A former

contestant on American Idol has

been found dead outside the home of

an Idol judge. The woman's body was discovered in a car outside the

home. It's believed she had

committed suicide. The woman, who

hasn't been named, appeared on

American Idol in 2006 and was

reportedly obsessed with the singer.

Abdul is said to be shocked and saddened

saddened by the death. France's

Spiderman has done it again. Alain

Robert made it to the top of the

43-floor skyscraper in -- 33-floor

skyscraper in only 40 minutes. The

police detained him at the summit.

Adelaide United has lost the Asian Champions League final 5-0 an

aggregate to the Japanese side,

Gamba Osaka. A huge home crowd

wasn't enough to save the Reds from

a 2-0 loss in the return leg. Football's biggest-ever night in Adelaide, the Reds faithful more than hopeful of making up a 3-goal deficit from the first leg of the final. But their optimism became the stuff of dreams, barely four minutes into the match. COMMENTATOR: Gamba Osaka have scored. Is that the nail in Adelaide United's coffin? Try as they did to yank it out, the Japanese side's Brazilian star was headed for another. What a class finish from Lukas. Double trouble for Adelaide United. The Reds now needing a miracle to be Asian champions. There was a glimmer of hope...

And the ball is in the back of the net, but the flag is up, and it won't count. That flag summing up Adelaide's first half - outplayed and frustrated. But they started the second period with much more promise. Down goes Sarkies, the referee, "no penalty". No penalty for this either. A tired Adelaide outfit threw what it could at Gamba Osaka, but just couldn't crack that white wall. set to paint the town red. Leanne West, Ten News.

Richmond coach Terry Wallace has

ruled out favourite son Matthew

Richardson as a candidate for the

now vacant Tigers captaincy. Kane

Johnson yesterday stepped down from the

the role after four years in the

job. You get the selfish thoughts.

I know there's going to be success

around the corner. I'm not that

type of person. I feel inside it's

the right time for me to step on

and concentrate on my footy and for

the new generation of Tiger to take

over. Chris Newman and Nathan Foley

are the favourites to take over.

Two years after retiring from

swimming, Geoff Heugill has shed

more than 30 kilograms. He blew out

to more than 130 kilograms. He's

now swimming up to 40 kilometres a

week. Definitely in the obese range.

I was well and truly in the

category of suffering a heart

attack. Heugill is eyeing a spot attack. Heugill is eyeing a spot on

the Australian team for the 2010

Commonwealth Games. Souths Dragons

remain on top of the NBL ladder.

Matt Burston top scored with 25

points as the Dragons made it eight

straight wins. It takes their

win-loss record to 10 and 2. US

stocks have nose dived after the US Treasury

Treasury announced plans to rejig

its massive financial rescue

package. I'm joined by Juliana

Roadley from CommSec. Investors are

clearly unhappy with what Treasury

Secretary Henry Paulson had to say?

The rules of the game have changed.

Initially the plan was to bailout

the bad debts in banks. It's been

broad toond include broad toond include non-bank lenders and they're looking for

private cash or capital to come in

and help match the and help match the Government's

money to bail out some other firms.

We've seen Citigroup falling below

$10 and the European markets hit $10 and the European markets were

hit hard. After the Bank of England came came out and said they feel the UK

is probably in recession. What's expected on our market today?

Unfortunately it looks like another

slide. Down around 170 points at

the open. Negative momentum will

probably hold back the markets. We

must remember our banks are in a

much better position than the US

bankwise the four biggest banks in

Australia all being AA rated. OK,

thank you for the update. Thanks.

St George shareholders will gather

in Sydney today for an extraordinary general meeting to vote on the proposed merger vote on the proposed merger with

Westpac. Strong voting support is

expected to see the $16 billion

deal get the go-ahead. The merger

requires 75% majority of votes and

will see the country's third and

fifth biggest banks combined to

become the largest. 2,000 jobs are

expected to be axed as a result of

the merger. Lower interest rates

and petrol prices have seen

consumer sentiment rise more than

4% in November.

Here's the national picture for today: Prince Charles prepares to celebrate another milestone.

Details when we come back.

This is Ten's Early News. Adelaide

police hunting for a group police hunting for a group of youths after a teenager was

murdered in a brawl between two

warring African gangs. The PM heads to Washington, joining Treasurer

Wayne Swan for a grbs 20 summit. In

sport, they're feel -- G20 sport, they're feel -- G20 summit.

In sport - the Reds lose 2-0 in the

Asian Champions League final. The

US Treasury announces an expansion

of its $700 billion bailout package

but rules out using the funds to

prop up the ailing auto industry.

Police have spent the night

questioning dozens of witnesses to

a brawl that erupted between rival

African gangs in Adelaide. A

14-year-old boy was stabbed to

death, another teenager is in a

critical condition and police now

fear reprisal attacks. This is a

central city street where the fight

between two African gangs turned

fatal. Up to 14 people were

involved, some armed with knives

and heavily buckled belts. By the

time we came down, the police tape

was taken out. A man was being

taken away in an ambulance. There

was blood all over the taxi. A

14-year-old boy was stabbed in the

chest. Another teenager in the leg.

Guys holding their chest with blood

coming out and knives waving around.

Extremely violent. The 14-year-old

died at the scene despite frantic

attempts to save him. Shocked

relatives want answers. I don't

know what's happened. It's my

little brother. I came to see

what's up. It's believed those

involved are Sudanese refugees who

only recently arrived in Australia.

The death of the male teacher has

been declared a major crime. Police

spent the night questioning

witnesses, one person has been

arrested. A man is in a coma after

being bashed with a hammer at a

home in Sydney's west. The victim,

aged in his 50s, was found lying unconscious

unconscious in the backyard of the

house at Auburn just after house at Auburn just after 10

o'clock last night. He suffered a

fractured skull. Police are looking

for another man who's believed to

be a previous tenant of the house.

Queensland's Opposition is calling

for an inquiry in to the State Government's crocodile relocation

program. This follows revellations

from a whistleblower a relocated crocodile

crocodile killed a man in Cape York

in 2005. The Government at first

denied the claims, before admitting

it made a mistake. My preliminary

advice is that it was the crocodile

that killed Mr Jefferies. It's

believed a relocated crocodile also

killed vit nam veteran Arthur --

Vietnam veteran Arthur booker in

September. State and Federal health

ministers will meet this month sort ministers will meet this month to sort out funding. A report card

from the AMA found 1500 Australians

die every year due to overcrowded

hospitals. 85% occupancy rate is

safe. Occupancy we see repeatedly

over the year that hospitals sit at

95%, hitting peaks of 100%, 110%

ociumancy. -- occupancy. Kevin Rudd

flies out to Washington today for

the G20 summit on the global

financial crisis. The PM will join

Treasurer Wayne Swan. What we

discussed at length in the G20

finance ministers meeting last

weekend was the shape of the

financial arkachyture of the future financial arkachyture of the future

so we can a-- architecture of the

fuech sore we can avoid a repeat of

the circumstances we're finding at

the moment. Yesterday Kevin Rudd

spoke with the PMs of Canada and

Britain. The 15-year-old girl was

found lying in a hallway. Another

15-year-old girl was arrested by

police at a nearby restaurant.

She's currently being questioned.

The school was locked down for a

short time, and a gun has been

recovered. A mother has faced court

in Britain, accused of kidnapping

her own daughter. The prosecution

says 9-year-old Shannon Matthews

was hidden, drugged and tethered while her mother hoped to benefit

from rewards being offered by from rewards being offered by a

worried public. Shannon Matthews

was nine years old when she was

reported missing. The prosecution

say she was drugged, kidnapped and

held captive, as part of a wicked

and her stepfather's uncle to claim pln by her mother, Karen Matthews,

a reward offered by the press. The

report heard Michael Donovan

tricked Shannon in to this car by

telling the schoolgirl she was

being taken to the fair. Instead,

she was driven to his flat. she was driven to his flat. Three

hours later, Karen Matthews dialed

999. West Yorkshire police launched

a massive search but there was no sign of Shannon.

family held marches and printed The community rallied. Friends and

T-shirts. Shannon's mother and her stepfather made several appeals for

the schoolgirl's return. I think

there's some doubt there that they know

know Shannon. They probably know me

as well. It was here at this flat

just a mile from where Shannon

lived and 24 days after she was

first reported missing that she was found.

found. Police went through this

door here, to find the 9-year-old

hidden inside, in the base of a bed.

Those who had searched for the

9-year-old for so long celebrated

into the night. According to the

prosecution, they were the other

victims of a lie. The Queen has

paid tribute to Prince Charles

ahead of his 60th birthday. She

says she and Prince Phillip are

enormously proud of their eldest

son's contribution to society

through Prince Charles Trust.

Charles will celebrate his birthday

and Camilla Parker Bowles has

Stewart. arranged a private concert by Rod

Japanese side Gamba Osaka is the

new Asian Club champion after a

dominant 2-0 win over Adelaide

United in the second leg of the United in the second leg of the Champions

Champions League final. Adelaide's

hopes were all but shattered barely

four minutes in to this game.

COMMENTATOR: Gamba Osaka have

scored. There was more to come from

Lukas, who scored his second Lukas, who scored his second goal before half-time. The visitors

winning the final 5-0 on aggregate.

Craig Moore has been diagnosed

with testicular cancer. Moore had

been named in Pim Verbeek's squad

for next week's clash against

barain but he'll be sidelined for

at least the next fortnight. He was

diagnosed last week and had

surgetry to remove a growth on

Tuesday. Doctors say the outlook is good. In one of the biggest changes

to the sport in its 100 years,

rugby league could this season

introduce two referees on a

full-time basis. The idea has been

trialled on a number of occasions

but it now appears likely to come

in to place next season. Australian

coach Ricky Stuart and the normer

NRL referee Bill -- former NRL

referee Bill Harrigan have been

behind the idea. The US Government

to expand the $700 billion bailout

package? Not everyone's happy. The US Treasury has announced the

bailout package will be expanded to support non-bank financial institutions but has scrapped plans

to buy-up troubled mortgage securities. America's auto industry

is crying out for funding but the

Treasury Secretary has ruled out

using any part of the package to

help struggling car-makers. Henry

Paulson is defending how

Paulson is defending how the

Government is handling the Government is handling the $700

billion financial bailout. Both at home

home and around the world we've

seen signs of improvement. Our

system is stronger and more stable

than just a few weeks ago. Critics

say the Bush Administration has not

been tough enough on the banks that

are getting billions of aid. They

argue that the money is not making it

it to the people who need it most -

home owners facing foreclosure and

cash-strapped consumers. Lending

has been tight since the credit

meltdown and that's contributing to

the financial crisis. Now there are

calls for yet another bailout of

the auto industry. Law-makers are

worried the big three auto-makers

could go under if the Government

doesn't move quickly to prop them

up. Car sales are way down.

Thousands have already lost their

jobs and millions more could end up on

on the growing unemployment lines

if any of the car companies go out

of business. General Motors is most

at riv. It's losing $2 billion a

month and says it will run out of

money next year. Ford and Chrysler

are also struggling. The big three

are looking for a loan of at least

$25 billion. Receivers for ABC

Learning are seeking an urgent cash

injection from the collapsed

company's banks, in an effort to

keep more than 1,000 child-care

centres open until the end of the

year. The head of Treasury has revealed he expects interest rates

to fall even further. Ken Henry is

forecasting another 1% drop in

interest rates. The markets were

factoring in a cash rate of about

4.25% by June of next year. Dr

Henry has also angrily rejected

Opposition claims that Treasury

deliberately inflated economic

growth forecasts. Briefly in other

news, consumer sentiment rose this

month on the back of falling petrol

prices and interest rates.

Looking now at the markets. The Dow

morning. Jones has shed 289 points this

Australia Here is the outlook around

Australia for the rest of today: Checking this morning's newspaper headlines. Union boss headlines. Union boss recently

enjoyed an $80,000 overseas junket

at the expence of an Electrical

worker's redundancy fund. Stockland

have picked up a 12.7% stake in

rival GPT. More on growing voter

outrage in NSW. Following this

week's mini budget. A former

American Idol contestant found dead

outside Paula Abdul's home. NELSON. GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA A-M-A REPORT, SHOWS FIRST THIS MORNING, AN NEW LONGER FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY CANBERRANS ARE WAITING PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. ,THAN PEOPLE IN MOST OTHER WANTS THE FEDERAL THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, THE COUNTRY.

GOVERNMENT, TO COMMIT THREE BILLION DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE UP TO FOUR THOUSAND MORE HOSPITAL BEDS NATIONWIDE. AND WHILE A-C-T HEALTH MINISTER, KATY GALLAGHER, ACKNOWLEDGES THE ISSUE, SHE SAYS THE LACK OF FUNDING ISN'T A NEW PROBLEM.

A-C-T POLICE SAY, IT'S DISAPPOINTED WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND TEN CANBERRANS, AFTER CATCHING THAN 55 UNINSURED DRIVERS, UNREGISTERED CARS, AND MORE IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS. RAPID PLATE RECOGNITION THE TEAM, WHICH USES THE MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND 20 SYSTEM, HAS ALSO PICKED UP

THE 20TH OF OCTOBER. UNLICENSED DRIVERS, SINCE

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AND SUNDAY - FINE, MOSTLY SUNNY. (7 21) .

This is Ten's Early News. hunting for a gang of African This is Ten's Early News. Police

youths after a teenage boy was

stabbed to death during a wild

street brawl in Adelaide. PM Kevin

Rudd heads to the G20 summit in

Washington where world leaders hope

to come up with a plan to avert a

global recession. He's at it again

- France's spiderman takes on a

33-floor building in Indonesia with

his bare hands. US stocks his bare hands. US stocks nosedive

after the Treasury scraps plans to

buy up failed mortgages, instead

pouring all its funding in to the non-bank

non-bank sector. Police are hunting

a group of youths involved in a group of youths involved in a

deadly brawl in central Adelaide.

Up to 15 people from rival African

gangs were involved in this fight

which started in a city food which started in a city food court.

All sorts of a ruckus. By the time

we came down, the police tape was

out. A man was being taken away in

an ambulance and there was blood

all over the taxi and people crying.

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in

the chest and died at the scene.

Another teenager suffered serious

leg injuries. Police have spent the

night questioning witnesses and

have arrested one man. No charges

have yet been laid. PM Kevin Rudd

heads to Washington today for the

G20 leaders summit on the global

financial crisis. While markets are

still volatile, the slowdown is

expected to deliver more good news

for borrowers with rates predicted

to fall another 1%. you're not the only one - If you're confused at tax time, our system's too complex. even the head of Treasury says to consult an accountant Australians should not need to decide whether to return to work or to put their kids in childcare. Ken Henry's reviewing the tax system, promising to make it simpler. forecasting another 1% drop in interest rates. The markets were factoring in a cash rate of about 4.75%. by June of next year. Out of the equation is FuelWatch, after it was shut down in the Senate. is a bad idea. The Opposition and Senator Nick Xenophon refused to support the petrol monitoring scheme, claiming it doesn't tackle the source of fuel prices - the big oil companies. And Kevin Rudd's heading to Washington today,

to tackle the issue of the global financial crisis with leaders of the G20 nations. Meg Palmer, Ten News.

A 19-year-old Perth man will appear

in court again next month charged with

with the sexual assault of two

primary school children. The

teenager is accused of luring an

11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old

sister in to bushland as they

walked home from school. It's now

been revealed he was caught

loitering thin school toilets just

hours earlier and escorted off the

grounds. Because the man involved

left the school willingly, and

therefore the danger had been

removed, a decision was made not to involve

involve the police. In hindsight,

of course we would have involved

the police. The 19-year-old has

been refused bail. Queensland's

Opposition is calling for an

inquiry in to the inquiry in to the Government's

controversial policy of relocating

crocodiles. A whistleblower crocodiles. A whistleblower has

forced authorities to admit one of

the problem crocodiles mauled a man

to death. Barry Jefferies was

killed by a crocodile in Cape York

in 2005. Now a whistleblower claims

the man-eater was placed there under the State Government's controversial relocation program.

After initially denying it was the

culprit, the Government made this

admission. My preliminary advice is

that it was the crocodile that kill

Police Department Jefferies. The

killer croc was again moved by the department

department to Australia Zoo. We

have a crocodile rescue unit which

is off display and along with a lot

of other zoos they do the of other zoos they do the same

thing. It's believe adrelocated

crocodile killed Arthur Booker in

September. The Opposition has

stepped in, calling for an

immediate inquiry in to the

Government's handling of Government's handling of problem

crocodiles. The whistleblower

claims he observed the destprbgz of

documents when potentially --

destruction of document whs

potentially damaging FOI potentially damaging FOI requests were received. The program has been

suspended. A former contestant on

American ierbs dol has been found

dead outside the home of Idol judge

Paula Abdul. The woman's body was

discovered in a car parked outside

Abdul's home. It's believed she committed suicide. She was

reportedly obsessed with the singer.

Abdul is said to be shocked Abdul is said to be shocked and

saddened by the death. Police in

the US have arrested a teach girl

over a fatal shooting at a school

in Florida. A 15-year-old girl was

found dead in a hallway . The

suspect also aged 15 was arrested

by police at a nearby restaurant.

She's been questioned at the moment.

The school was locked down for a short time and police have

recovered a gun. France's famous

spiderman has done it again. This time scaling 1 of the tallest

buildings in the Indonesian capital,

Jakarta. Alain Robert made it to

the top of the 33-floor skyscraper

in 40 minutes, using only his in 40 minutes, using only his bare

hands and no safety equipment. His stunt

stunt may have delighted hundreds

of bystanders, but not police who

detained him at the summit. It was

a long way from the summit a long way from the summit for

Adelaide United. They've lost the

Asian Champions League final 5-0 on

aggregate to Japanese side Gamba

Osaka. A huge home crowd wasn't

enough to save the Reds from a 2-0

loss in the return leg. Football's biggest-ever night in Adelaide, the Reds faithful more than hopeful from the first leg of the final. But their optimism became the stuff of dreams, barely four minutes into the match. COMMENTATOR: Gamba Osaka have scored. Is that the nail in Adelaide United's coffin? Try as they did to yank it out, the Japanese side's Brazilian star was headed for another. What a class finish from Lukas. Double trouble for Adelaide United. to be Asian champions. The Reds now needing a miracle of the net, And the ball is in the back and it won't count. Adelaide's first half - That flag summing up outplayed and frustrated. with much more promise. But they started the second period "no penalty". Down goes Sarkies, the referee, No penalty for this either. what it could at Gamba Osaka, A tired Adelaide outfit threw that white wall. but just couldn't crack

set to paint the town red. Asia's new club champions Leanne West, Ten News.

Roger Federer's Masters Cup defence

is back on track after a straight

sets win over Radek Stepanek. After

his opening match loss to Gilles

Simon, Federer was out to prove a

point. It was easier going for Andy Murray. In great form lately. He's

breezed in to the semifinals. breezed in to the semifinals. Two

years after retiring from competitive swimming, Geoff has competitive swimming, Geoff Heugill

has shed more than 30 kilograms in

a bid to make a comeback. Heugill

blew out to 130 kilos on a diet of

pizza and beer after his retirement.

He's now swimming up to 40

kilometresters a week. Definitely

in the obese range. I was well and

truly in that category of suffering

a heart attack. Hueing sl eyeing a

spot on the Australian team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. South

Dragons remain on top of the NBL ladder. Matt Burston top

ladder. Matt Burston top scored

with 25 points. As the Dragons made

it eight straight wins and it takes their

their win-loss record for the season season to 10 and 2.

US stocks have nosedived after the US Treasury announced plans to

rejig its massive financial package.

I'm joined by Juliana Roadley from

CommSec with the details. Investors

clearly unhappy with what Henry

Paulson had to say? Yes. The rules

of the game have changed. Initially

the plan was just to bail out those

banks with bad debt but now they've broadened the plan to include

non-bank lenders. The big banks

were the hardest hit. We saw

Citigroup falling below $10 for the

first time in around 10 years. first time in around 10 years. And

European markets hit by some bad

news by the Bank of England, saying

they feel the UK is probably in

recession. I guess that doesn't

point well to our markets today? No.

It looks like our market will open

down around 170 points weaker.

There could be negative momentum coming through in the banks. coming through in the banks. Our

banks are in a good situation at

the moment. The big four are all AA

rated. We have some AGMs, some of

them being held today are CBA,

Westpac, and also Fairfax. Thank

you for the update. Thanks. St

George shareholders will gather in

Sydney for an extraordinary Sydney for an extraordinary general

meeting to vote on the proposed

merger with Westpac. 2,000 jobs are

expected to be axed as a result expected to be axed as a result of

the merger. Briefly in other news,

lower interest rates and petrol

prices have seen consumer sentiment

rise more than 4% in November.

That's all the finance news for today.

The top stories - Adelaide police

hunting for a group of youths after

a teenager was murdered in a brawl

between two warring African gangs.

The PM heads to Washington, joining

Treasurer Wayne Swan for a grbs 20

summit. That's -- G20 summit.

That's it for Ten's Early News.

Have a good morning.

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