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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Bill Woods. Welcome to Ten's Early News. And I'm Kathryn Robinson. Today - poll blow. the world's leaders at APEC Less than a day after wooing John Howard's popularity slumps. Sydney breathes a sigh of relief Gone at last - at bay during the summit is removed. as the fence that kept protesters parents return to England Back home - Madeleine McCann's suspects after formally being declared in their daughter's disappearance. And casting a spell - entertains adoring fans Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe of his new film. at the Australian premiere with Jacinta. Our first check of finance now Good morning. of a US recession The increasing possibility for the escape hatch this morning has investors on Wall Street looking job market news. after Friday's worse-than-expected closer look at that recession warning When I come back we'll take a our market today. and how badly it could hit off John Howard's APEC performance. A crushing poll has taken the gloss shows The latest Herald/Nielsen survey Rudd as preferred PM by 13 points. the Liberal Leader's trailing Kevin

His personal standing down three. the Coalition has slipped 2% On a Two Party-Preferred basis, now trailing Labor 57 to 43. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Mr Howard is due to meet Indonesian today at a working lunch. by talk of his leadership future. Though it's likely to be overshadowed APEC is over is building but tension within the Government The Prime Minister, a week when he was supposed to shine, furious with the distraction during now staring down his critics. Yes, I do intend to contest it. that issue was settled last year. I intend to contest it as leader and in front of visiting leaders, Keen to avoid embarrassment he banned questions with the Japanese Prime Minister, at a joint statement

also refusing to be drawn. his ministers No, I think that's it. We'll not do domestic issues here. to the environment today. We'll just stick colleagues are canvassing options. Alexander Downer acknowledges about the opinion polls There's obviously some speculation politicians do read the polls. and that's understandable - of a change to Peter Costello - But on the question what I wanted to say. Well, look, I think I've said that I'm thinking about. That's not something has backed in his boss. The Deputy Prime Minister at the moment, Not withstanding the polls to an election victory. I believe he can lead us now on their way home, With most of the world leaders on winning the election. Mr Howard is focusing he'll see them next year. He's told the leaders to their countries at future meetings. and I look forward to seeing them Leonie Mellor, Ten News. this morning Sydney is returning to normal leaders flew out last night. after most of the remaining APEC largest economies 21 leaders from some of the world's attended the week long summit. climate change and trade reform. At the top of the agenda, has arrived back home President George W. Bush for the APEC visit. after a four-day visit to Sydney touching down in the US 'Air Force One'

terror attack commemorations. in time for the September 11 on Saturday night The President left Australia

and visit his wife Laura stopping in Hawaii to refuel on the weekend who underwent successful surgery on a pinched nerve in her neck. to relieve pressure Madeleine McCann The parents of missing without their daughter. have returned to the UK since their daughter went missing It's been 4.5 months formal suspects in her murder. and the couple are now it was time to go home After 4.5 months have always said and Gerry and Kate McCan home, it would be with Madeleine. their hope was that when they went But at 9.30 this morning, without her, they climbed the aircraft steps disappearance. formal suspects in their daughter's In the spring time as a five the McCann family flew from the UK back home as a four. at lunch time today they touched down to leave the aircraft The McCann's were the last had this to say. and then Gerry McCann to the UK without Madeleine Whilst it's heartbreaking to return the search for her. it does not mean we're giving up on our daughter As parents, we cannot give up until we know what's happened. We have played no part daughter, Madeleine. in the disappearance of our lovely has been a source of strength into the community they say but they are still suspects be given five days warning and could, at any point, that they need to return to Portugal disappearance of their own daughter. to face more questioning about the his three-day visit to Austria, Pope Benedict has wrapped up back to the faith and fertility. calling European Catholics square to hear the Pontiff speak. 20,000 followers packed a Vienna to the disillusioned Catholics - He reached out renounced the church thousands have formally and unpopular church taxes. because of clergy sex scandals urging them not to be selfish, The Pope addressed the crowd, have more children and keep Sunday as a holy day.

has hit the red carpet in Melbourne Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe for his new Australian film premiere. major role outside the Potter series. 'December Boys' is Radcliffe's first

a finals burial at the graveyard. The Storm handed Brisbane Melbourne are in again. COMMENTATOR: Got it away! letting their football do the talking The minor premiers by Brisbane during the week. after being labelled sore losers I'm sure that was quite scripted. trying to put us off our game They were more worried about

than worry about their game. through that - We took a lot of confidence we just shut our trap and play footy. and went out to do what we do best running in eight tries in all - And that they did, bagging a first-half hat-trick. winger Steve Turner

the NRL's lopsided finals system. The 40-point drubbing exposing it's a pretty obvious stat. Eighth on first ain't no match, I just think the League needs to move away from it. I've said it countless times before and I think the AFL have a better system. The Storm will now meet the winner the Eels and the Bulldogs. of next week's clash between While it's season over for Brisbane and goodbye to Dane Carlaw, Brad Thorne and Petero Civinoceva who all played their final game in a Broncos jersey. Scott Mackinnon, Ten News. Formula One, and Fernando Alonso has won the Italian Grand Prix overnight, to cut team-mate Lewis Hamilton's lead to three points, with four races remaining in the Championship. World Champion Alonso started from pole position and led from start to finish, cruising to his fourth win of the season. Hamilton ensuring a one-two podium for McLaren,

while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third.

Geelong is a step closer towards break its 44-year premiership drought after a near flawless display in yesterday's qualifying final. The Cats demolished the Kangaroos by 106 points in front of more than 77,000 fans. COMMENTATOR: Enright! Oh, Timmy! Geelong has a week off before hosting a preliminary final while the Roos will meet Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday night. Jacinta's back now with a fairly dire warning for our market today? Luke, it's not looking good. Fears of a US recession are tipped to ricochet through the Australian market today. Economists say the ASX200 could fall by as many as 100 points following an anticipated share sell-off. It would be our market's fifth correction in six weeks. Weak labour force data from the US has already sent shock-waves through Wall Street.

The Dow plunged a damaging 1.9% on Friday night. The US Federal Reserve

is now expected to cut interest rates next week. The Bancroft family's desperate quest to keep Rupert Murdoch's hands off the 'Wall Street Journal' has been revealed. It's reported to have approached 21 potential transaction partners before reluctantly agreeing to News Corp's $55 billion takeover bid. Some of the companies asked to consider a deal included General Electric and Microsoft. The Bancrofts feared Murdoch would use the respected 'Wall Street Journal' to push his political agendas. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day.

Now for a look at the newspapers.

The wall that kept protesters at arm's length during APEC comes down. The details on the other side of this short break. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - down it comes. Workers begin dismantling Sydney's so-called 'Great Wall', which protected world leaders from protests during APEC.

Leadership talk dogs the PM a day after the summit.

A crushing new poll fuelling speculation about his future. Back home - Madeleine McCann's parents return to England after formally being declared suspects in their daughter's disappearance. And in sport - Geelong are one win away from the Grand Final after handing the Kangaroos a 106-point hiding at the MCG. with Jacinta. Let's check finance now The increasing possibility of a US recession has investors on Wall Street looking for the escape hatch this morning after Friday's worse-than-expected job market news. When I come back - why Queensland's government-owned rail monopoly is under threat. PM John Howard will meet Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono today at a working lunch.

With APEC now over and most of the world leaders winging their way home his attention moves to his next big task winning the election. But with continued poor polling his colleagues to stick with him. he may first have to convince Yes, I do intend to contest it. I intend to contest it as leader and that issue was decided last year. Speculation is mounting Mr Howard will call the election at the end of the week.

The horse racing industry has welcomed the Federal Government's $110 million rescue package to assist those affected by equine flu. It includes a wage supplement for workers who've lost their jobs or income. equestrian organisations. There are also grants for non-profit is still going ahead as planned Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival patrol state border crossings but private security guards will of horse flu spreading. to stop the possibility by fire in Brisbane overnight. A two-storey house has been destroyed the Queenslander Fire crews battle to save spreading to neighbouring properties. but only managed stop the fire at the time. Luckily, the house was unoccupied

It comes as a Brisbane family children killed in a house blaze mourns the death of two young early yesterday morning.

And commuters in Sydney's north-west delays this morning are being warned to expect severe after a truck fire on the M2. Just before 4am, of aerosols caught alight. a semi-trailer carrying a load The blaze was extinguished quickly several more hours. but the clean-up is expected to take will be closed around Winston Hills. All city-bound lanes of the M2 against fatigue-related crashes. There's a new weapon in the fight

like a wristwatch, The gadget, which looks level of tiredness monitors a person's

electric shock to alarm the driver. and can even give a small It looks like a normal watch. recently developed in China, But this device, monitors fatigue, if they become too tired. alerting the user or fatigued during the day, As a person becomes tired vibration alerts the 'tiredness warning system', Called the heart rate and other vital signs the small gadget measures to work out how excited, or how tired, a person is.

For truck drivers like Tony Kelly, could be a useful tool the tiredness warning system

to pull over and take a break to alert them when they need from long hours behind the wheel. as you go along is good. Any device like this that helps you So, yeah, it will be an aid. aircraft pilots, trucking industry, for example, taxi drivers, even police. shift workers, students, which will retail at around $500, The warning system, within a few months. will be available in Australia

Dougal Wallace, Ten News. Madeleine McCann Parents of missing 4-year-old home in England. have returned to their The surprise move comes were named official suspects days after Jerry and Kate McCann in their daughter's disappearance. the family to leave the country Portuguese police have allowed but can be called back for questioning at anytime.

to leave Portugal The couple have been reluctant four months ago. since Madeleine disappeared US intelligence says by Osama bin Laden is authentic, the release of a video shouldn't be worried. but Americans It's the first time in three years has appeared in such a video, the al-Qaeda leader of the sixth anniversary released just ahead of the September 11 attacks. the authenticity of the recording, There were initially doubts about but after close inspection, say it is genuine. US intelligence officials is trying to calm the hysteria, The White House saying Osama bin Laden is impotent on American soil. and isn't planning an attack

Returning to news on APEC has been launched and an investigation created a security scare into how a small aircraft

in APEC-restricted airspace. begin dismantling It comes as organisers of APEC the huge security wall around Sydney.

by Wednesday. The eyesore should be down Absent from the week-long event

APEC meetings in South Korea was the violence seen at previous and Chile. most for minor offences. Only 88 arrests, APEC-restricted airspace A small light aircraft flying over created a security scare yesterday. to intercept the Cessna plane Two F18 jets were scrambled over western Sydney. Officials confirmed the airforce fired flares and forced the small plane down at Bankstown.

as just another inconvenience. But many in the city saw it our own city, it's unreasonable. We're just locked out, locked out of It's un-Australian. at this year's event Security has been at hot topic passed two police checkpoints especially after a TV comedy crew dressed as Osama bin Laden. in a stunt that saw one of them Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. to its first premiership Geelong has moved a step closer 106-point victory over the Kangaroos. since 1963 with a stunning final in emphatic style. The Cats earning a home preliminary

for the flag, Only six teams remain in the hunt

be making up the numbers. but five may just Enright! Oh, Timmy! COMMENTATOR: It was awesome. As I said, you work on a few things.

during the week, Everything we talked about it came true. from a lot of players. A good contribution the Cats set the benchmark - For 22 rounds, they raised it to another level. yesterday, 41 scoring shots to 10, it was just the fifth time in history by 100 points or more. a side lost a final

and kicks the goal. Knew what he was doing The Kangaroos now have six days against the Hawks. to prepare for a cutthroat semifinal for Saturday night at the MCG. That match scheduled which is a remarkable achievement. We finished fourth out of it I suppose the most positive thing is that we get two chances. on Friday night in Perth Collingwood will meet West Coast the Eagles at Subiaco since 1992, and despite not having beaten with plenty of confidence. the Magpies head west Being very, very competitive, we've structured up well on the larger grounds. and we play a very disciplined game Luke Schneider, Ten News. Masters in Switzerland overnight Brett Rumford has won the European to claim his third victory on tour. The event went to a play-off

for birdie at 18 after Rumford missed an opportunity

on the extra hole but made no mistake to win in dramatic style. chipping in from 10m he did a great job this week. He kept saying, just keep hitting good shots." "Just keep hitting good shots,

And that's all I was trying to do. since 2004. It is Rumford's first title Asafa Powell has made up for a disappointing bronze at the World Championships in Osaka by breaking his 100m world record. he's been listening to his coach more The sprinter says and it certainly showed. Powell burst out of the blocks and by midway through the straight he had only the clock to beat - 9.74 seconds, the new record, lowering his old mark by 0.03 seconds. The Wallabies coaching staff are expected to name a replacement for injured winger Mark Gerrard tomorrow. But the new player is unlikely to join the team before Australia's second rugby World Cup match against Wales. Meanwhile, South Africa proved their credentials as a Cup contender by overpowering Samoa 59-7. Scotland also with an easy victory over Portugal while Wales and Ireland scraped through for wins in their first matches. Finance now with Jacinta and a pretty bleak day ahead? Economists expect the ASX 200 to fall by as many as 100 points today amid fears of a US recession. Weaker-than-expected job figures fuelling the gloom. The nation's largest mortgage lender is lowering the job axe.. Countrywide Financial says the mess in the sub-prime mortgage industry is forcing it to cut as many as 12,000 jobs, that's about 20% of its workforce. It also expects that its loan originations next year will be about 25% lower than this year. The buyers are looking for some inspiration on Wall Street after Friday's bruising. A dismal August job support sparked a stock market sell-off and got investors talking about a possible recession. Some analysts say the question now is not if, but by how much, rates at its meeting September 18. the Federal Reserve will cut interest This week expect more clues on the state of the economy with reports on August retail sales, the trade gap, consumer credit and consumer sentiment. Alexis Christoforous, Ten News. Queensland's government-owned rail monopoly is under threat. Infrastructure group Asciano is on the brink of signing contracts with Rio Tinto and X-strata to move coal from their mines to export points in the State's north.

'The Australian' claims the company has put in orders to buy locomotives to support the bold plan. One-third of Queensland rail's business contracts are up for renewal within the next three years. Now for a look at the national weather for the rest of the day,

APEC does nothing to ease John Howard's poll blues.

We'll have the results of the latest survey next. And the CommSec finance report when the Early News returns. And fingernails are food! (Chuckles)

And men reach for the sky and pull themselves into the clouds!

This program is captioned live. Today - poll blow. Less than a day after wooing the world's leaders at APEC John Howard's popularity slumps. Gone at last - Sydney breathes a sigh of relief at bay during the summit is removed. as the fence that kept protesters parents return to England Back home - Madeleine McCann's suspects in their daughter's disappearance. And casting a spell - entertains adoring fans Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe of his new film. at the Australian premiere

with Jacinta. Our first check of finance now of a US recession The increasing possibility for the escape hatch this morning has investors on Wall Street looking job market news. after Friday's worse-than-expected go head to head over broadband. When I come back - Optus and Telstra President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Mr Howard is due to meet Indonesian today at a working lunch. by talk of his leadership future. Though it's likely to be overshadowed APEC is over is building but tension within the Government

over continued poor polling. The Prime Minister, furious with the distraction during a week when he was supposed to shine,

now staring down his critics. Yes, I do intend to contest it. that issue was settled last year. I intend to contest it as leader and in front of visiting leaders, Keen to avoid embarrassment he banned questions with the Japanese Prime Minister, at a joint statement

also refusing to be drawn. his ministers No, I think that's it. We'll not do domestic issues here.

to the environment today. We'll just stick colleagues are canvassing options. Alexander Downer acknowledges about the opinion polls There's obviously some speculation politicians do read the polls. and that's understandable - of a change to Peter Costello - But on the question what I wanted to say. Well, look, I think I've said that I'm thinking about. That's not something has backed in his boss. The Deputy Prime Minister at the moment, to an election victory. I believe he can lead us now on their way home, With most of the world leaders on winning the election. Mr Howard is focusing he'll see them next year. He's told the leaders to their countries I wish them a safe return at future meetings. and I look forward to seeing them Leonie Mellor, Ten News. and steel barrier in Sydney The huge concrete has started to be dismantled. Known as the 'Great Wall of Sydney' and was labelled an eyesore. it caused huge inconveniences it was a necessary security measure But APEC organisers say as they moved about the city. to protect world leaders Police say the pilot of a small plane airspace yesterday which flew into APEC-restricted will not be charged. plane as it flew over Penrith Two F18 jets intercepted the Cessna on its way to Bankstown. Officals confirmed the airforce fired flares at the aircraft

forcing it to land. by police but later released. The 61-year-old pilot was interviewed Investigations are continuing. Labor leader Kevin Rudd will promise an increase in their pensions. former diggers and war widows Labor has unveiled a $55 million plan by up to $30 a fortnight. which will increase war pensions will benefit from the scheme, 140,000 disabled veterans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. they include personnel who The horse racing industry $110 million rescue package has welcomed the Federal Government's by equine flu. to assist those affected for workers who've lost their jobs It includes a wage supplement or income. equestrian organisations. There are also grants for non-profit is still going ahead as planned Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival

patrol state border crossings but private security guards will of horse flu spreading. to stop the possibility chained himself and his wife in a car A former policeman who allegedly a Melbourne pier before driving it off will appear in court today. with attempted murder The 41-year-old has been charged and a string of other offences, escaped the potential deathtrap after he and his wife of yesterday morning. in the early hours remains in hospital. His 34-year-old wife Madeleine McCann The parents of missing without their daughter. have returned to the UK since their daughter went missing It's been 4.5 months formal suspects in her murder. and the couple are now it was time to go home After 4.5 months

have always said and Gerry and Kate McCann home, it would be with Madeleine. their hope was that when they went But at 9.30 this morning, without her, they climbed the aircraft steps disappearance. formal suspects in their daughter's In the spring time as a five the McCann family flew from the UK back home as a four. at lunch time today they touched down to leave the aircraft The McCann's were the last had this to say. and then Gerry McCann

Whilst it's heartbreaking to return to the UK without Madeleine

the search for her. it does not mean we're giving up on our daughter As parents, we cannot give up until we know what's happened. We have played no part daughter, Madeleine. in the disappearance of our lovely So tonight, the family are back home has been a source of strength into the community they say but they are still suspects

be given five days warning and could, at any point, that they need to return to Portugal disappearance of their own daughter. to face more questioning about the adventurer Steve Fossett disappeared, It's been six days since millionaire not ready to scale back the search. but authorities say they're and on the ground The wide-scale operation in the air to find the lost aviator. continues in Nevada at a long-term search on this I think you can look for at least two weeks. hundreds of tips The public have given rescuers as to his whereabouts have only found old crash sites but, so far, searchers and no clues to his whereabouts. Wallabies coach John Connolly is furious with the International Rugby Board

about playing Wales in Cardiff

World Cup pool match. in this weekend's crucial The veteran tactician says a massive advantage. the home game gives the Welsh going with the flow in France, The Wallabies but unhappy about going to Wales. I don't think it's an even playing field. The home side has a huge advantage. We look back at the last 10 years of rugby all the teams playing Australia, for example, great at home, struggle away. all countries, bar the All Blacks, have that about them.

Winger Adam Ashley Cooper remains in doubt

for Saturday's pool match in Cardiff, a rare toe injury likely to get the better of him. There's a chance for Wales but more likely than not to miss it. It's not quite 50/50 is it? The Western Force's Cameron Shepherd remains the favourite to replace the injured Mark Gerrard. Gerrard's pain all the more excruciating with his parents, his parents-in-law, his wife and two children

all arriving to France to see him play. We'll just travel Europe with the kids. Just make it a bit of a holiday - a family holiday we can finally have. Mate, that's a positive. Rob Canning, Ten News. Melbourne have moved one step closer to another grand final after smashing Brisbane by 40 points. The minor premiers ran in eight tries in all with winger Steve Turner bagging a hat-trick. The lopsided scoreline increasing calls for the NRL to change its finals system. Eighth on first ain't no match, it's a pretty obvious stat.

I just think the League needs to move away from it. and I think the AFL have a better system. The Storm will now meet the winner of next week's clash between the Eels and the Bulldogs. Geelong is a step closer towards break its 44-year premiership drought after a near flawless display in yesterday's qualifying final. The Cats demolished the Kangaroos by 106 points in front of more than 77,000 fans. COMMENTATOR: Enright! Oh, Timmy! Geelong has a week off before hosting a preliminary final while the Roos will meet Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday night. Asafa Powell has made up for a disappointing bronze at the World Championships in Osaka by breaking his 100m world record. The sprinter says he's been listening to his coach more and it certainly showed. Powell burst out of the blocks and by midway through the straight he had only the clock to beat - lowering his old mark by 0.03 seconds. An Optus-led consortium has clinched a $1 billion deal to roll out affordable broadband packages to households and businesses in regional centres. With more, CommSec's Craig James joins us live. Craig, Telstra's fuming over the agreement and pushing ahead with legal action this week?

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weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national Now for a look at the newspapers. This program is captioned live. This morning - down it comes. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Workers begin dismantling Sydney's so-called 'Great Wall',

from protests during APEC. which protected world leaders

a day after the summit. Leadership talk dogs the PM speculation about his future. A crushing new poll fuelling parents return to England Back home - Madeleine McCann's declared suspects after formally being in their daughter's disappearance. And in sport - from the Grand Final Geelong are one win away a 106-point hiding at the MCG. after handing the Kangaroos with Jacinta. Let's check finance now of a US recession The increasing possibility for the escape hatch this morning has investors on Wall Street looking job market news. after Friday's worse-than-expected When I come back - rail monopoly is under threat. why Queensland's government-owned off John Howard's APEC performance. A crushing poll has taken the gloss

shows The latest Herald/Nielsen survey Rudd as preferred PM by 13 points. the Liberal Leader's trailing Kevin His personal standing down three. the Coalition has slipped 2% On a Two Party-Preferred basis, now trailing Labor 57 to 43. Returning to news on APEC has been launched and an investigation created a security scare into how a small aircraft in APEC-restricted airspace. begin dismantling It comes as organisers of APEC Known as the 'Great Wall of Sydney' the huge concrete and steel barrier protected world leaders

around the city. as they made their way Now, as they go, so does the fence. The eyesore should be down by Wednesday. Absent from the week-long event APEC meetings in South Korea was the violence seen at previous

and Chile. most for minor offences. Only 88 arrests, APEC-restricted airspace A small light aircraft flying over created a security scare yesterday. Two F18 jets were scrambled to intercept the Cessna plane over western Sydney. Officials confirmed the Air Force fired flares and forced the small plane down at Bankstown. But many in the city saw it as just another inconvenience. We're just locked out, locked out of our own city, it's unreasonable. It's un-Australian. Security has been at hot topic at this year's event especially after a TV comedy crew passed two police checkpoints in a stunt that saw one of them dressed as Osama bin Laden. Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. Unions are fuming over the release of a report that will recommend the privatisation of the NSW electricity sector.

Premier Morris Iemma has confirmed he'll receive the plans today up to $4 billion in electricity infrastructure as well as selling or leasing the $15 billion generators. Unions fear the push for privatisation will cost jobs and push up prices. A two-storey house has been destroyed by fire in Brisbane overnight. Fire crews battle to save the Queenslander

but only managed stop the fire spreading to neighbouring properties. Luckily, the house was unoccupied at the time. It comes as a Brisbane family children killed in a house blaze mourns the death of two young early yesterday morning. And an attempted ram-raid in Sydney overnight. Around 3:00am, thieves stole a 30-tonne bulldozer from a construction site. The stolen vehicle was then drive into a nearby video store, in an attempt to steal an ATM. The thieves fled the scene, leaving the both the bulldozer and ATM behind. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has hit the red carpet in Melbourne for his new Australian film premiere.

outside the Potter series. He's not playing the boy wizard, hot property on the red carpet. but Daniel Radcliffe's still GIRLS SCREAM

It was a long, slow trip to the cinema. Stopped by hundreds of teenage girls waiting hoping to grab a glimpse of the movie star. It's kind of weird and very, very cool. Oh, I fell over the step. No, it's great, it's amazing really.

'December Boys' is a coming-of-age drama with a script that lured Radcliffe all the way to Australia in a break between Potter films. For me, it's the character. That's the thing that made me want to do the film more than anything else. He's got an absolute overwhelming desire to be needed. For some fans, it was all a bit too much. I love Daniel Radcliffe! But Radcliffe wasn't the only superstar on the carpet. 'Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky managed to fit in one more premiere before returning to the States. I leave tomorrow so I wanted to leave Melbourne with a bang! Ben Lewis, Ten News.

Parents of missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann have returned to their home in England. The surprise move comes days after Jerry and Kate McCann were named official suspects in their daughter's disappearance. Portuguese police have allowed the family to leave the country but can be called back for questioning at anytime. The couple have been reluctant to leave Portugal since Madeleine disappeared four months ago. US intelligence says the release of a video by Osama bin Laden is authentic,

but Americans shouldn't be worried. It's the first time in three years the al-Qaeda leader has appeared in such a video,

released just ahead of the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. There were initially doubts about the authenticity of the recording, but after close inspection, US intelligence officials say it is genuine. The White House is trying to calm the hysteria, saying Osama bin Laden is impotent and isn't planning an attack on American soil. Pope Benedict has wrapped up his three-day visit to Austria, calling European Catholics back to the faith and fertility. 20,000 followers packed a Vienna square to hear the Pontiff speak. He reached out to the disillusioned Catholics - thousands have formally renounced the church because of clergy sex scandals and unpopular church taxes. The Pope addressed the crowd, urging them not to be selfish, have more children and keep Sunday as a holy day. Geelong has moved a step closer to its first premiership since 1963 with a stunning 106-point victory over the Kangaroos. The Cats earning a home preliminary final in emphatic style. Only six teams remain in the hunt for the flag, but five may just be making up the numbers. Enright! Oh, Timmy! COMMENTATOR: It was awesome. As I said, you work on a few things. Everything we talked about during the week, it came true. A good contribution from a lot of players. the Cats set the benchmark - For 22 rounds, yesterday, they raised it to another level. 41 scoring shots to 10, it was just the fifth time in history a side lost a final by 100 points or more.

The Kangaroos now have six days to prepare for a cutthroat semifinal against the Hawks. That match scheduled for Saturday night at the MCG. We finished fourth which is a remarkable achievement. I suppose the most positive thing out of it is that we get two chances. Collingwood will meet West Coast on Friday night in Perth and despite not having beaten the Eagles at Subiaco since 1992, the Magpies head west with plenty of confidence. Being very, very competitive, we've structured up well and we play a very disciplined game on the larger grounds. Luke Schneider, Ten News. Brett Rumford has won the European Masters in Switzerland overnight to claim his third victory on tour. The event went to a play-off after Rumford missed an opportunity for birdie at 18 but made no mistake on the extra hole chipping in from 10m to win in dramatic style. Brian, my caddie, he did a great job this week. He kept saying, "Just keep hitting good shots, just keep hitting good shots." And that's all I was trying to do. It is Rumford's first title since 2004. The Wallabies coaching staff are expected to name a replacement for injured winger Mark Gerrard tomorrow. But the new player is unlikely to join the team before Australia's second rugby World Cup match against Wales. Meanwhile, South Africa proved their credentials as a Cup contender by overpowering Samoa 59-7. Scotland also with an easy victory over Portugal while Wales and Ireland scraped through for wins in their first matches. Formula One, and Fernando Alonso has won the Italian Grand Prix overnight, to cut team-mate Lewis Hamilton's lead to three points, with four races remaining in the Championship. World Champion Alonso started from pole position and led from start to finish, Hamilton ensuring a one-two podium for McLaren, while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third. Finance now with Jacinta

and fears of a US recession about to hit home literally. Luke, the gloom is tipped to ricochet through the Australian market.

Economists say the ASX 200 could fall by as many as 100 points, following an anticipated share sell-off. It would be our market's fifth correction in six weeks. If the Australian share market follows the lead of the US and Europe, our market could be down as much as 120-130 points but we're looking for a decline somewhere around 100 points. The nation's largest mortgage lender is lowering the job axe.. Countrywide Financial says the mess in the sub-prime mortgage industry is forcing it to cut as many as 12,000 jobs, that's about 20% of its workforce. It also expects that its loan originations next year will be about 25% lower than this year. The buyers are looking for some inspiration on Wall Street after Friday's bruising. A dismal August job support sparked a stock market sell-off and got investors talking about a possible recession. Some analysts say the question now is not if, but by how much, the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its meeting September 18. This week expect more clues on the state of the economy with reports on August retail sales, the trade gap, consumer credit and consumer sentiment. Alexis Christoforous, Ten News. rail monopoly is under threat. Queensland's government-owned Infrastructure group Asciano is on the brink of signing contracts with Rio Tinto and X-strata to move coal from their mines to export points in the State's north. 'The Australian' claims the company has put in orders to buy locomotives to support the bold plan. One-third of Queensland rail's business contracts are up for renewal within the next three years. The Qantas group has made a long-awaited return to Kuala Lumpur. A Jetstar plane last night touched down in the Malaysian capital for the first time in 17 years. The low-cost carrier plans to fly to the city three times a week, with a view to ramp up the service to daily frequency. Qantas may also use the Asian airport as a hub for one-stop flights between Australia and Europe. And that's the latest in finance news. Now for a look at the national weather for the rest of the day, Let's look at the diary. A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Poll blow - wooing the world's leaders at APEC, less than a day after John Howard's popularity slumps. Gone at last - Sydney breathes a sigh of relief as the fence that kept protesters at bay during the summit is removed. Back home - Madeleine McCann's parents return to England after formally being declared suspects

in their daughter's disappearance. That's it for Ten Early News. Don't forget 9am With David and Kim, the morning news starts at 11:00 in the Ten News at 5:00. and we'll wrap up the day I'm Luke Waters, 'bye for now. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. Good morning. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au